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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Sun herald
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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Florida is awash in toxic algae right now. Blue-green algae covers 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee. Its now grown thick in the canals connecting the lake to the St. Lucie River on the east coast, as well as in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers on the west coast. Meanwhile a long-running red tide algae bloom on the states west coast has been killing sea turtles and manatees in the Boca Grande area, according to river advocates and “shing captains. Fish kills and respiratory complaints have been pouring into the state wildlife commission from four counties. Both algae blooms are wrecking the coastal economy in the areas theyre af”icting. And both are fueled by climate change as warmer water temperatures boost the likelihood of blooms. With higher average temperatures every summer ... its just scary,  said Mike Connor, a Stuart charter “shing guide who also writes for Florida Sportsman magazine. Its becoming the new normal.Ž The toxic algae are always present in the Gulf of Mexico and other waterways around the state. Only under certain circumstances does their population suddenly explode into an algae bloom that can kill “sh and irritate humans respiratory systems. Algae blooms, particularly red tide, have been documented as occurring along Floridas shoreline dating back to the days of the Spanish conquistadors. But in Florida and around the nation, blooms are now occurring more frequently and are lasting longer. The states red tide bloom now stretches from Sarasota Countys beaches all the way down to the ones in Collier County, and it began back in November, a ccording Climate, pollution fuel toxic algae killing zonesBy CRAIG PITTMANTAMPA BAY TIMESALGAE | 4Play with caution at Gilchrist Park Playground in Punta Gorda. Despite having only opened in April of 2018, the city has had some issues with two small areas of the playgrounds surface material dipping into the ground and cracking. Any damaged area has since been repaired. A friend of mine had his little 2-year-old boy there and he fell,Ž said Council Member Lynne Matthews, who originally reported the issue to the city. Maybe we shouldnt have the playground open while this is going on.Ž These two areas were reported to city staff on May 31, according to Macalle Finkle, paralegal and executive assistant with the city. Upon receiving the report, city staff noti“ed the playground vendor, Playmore West. The repair was completed on June 21, but was not accepted by the city. Then, city staff had a follow-up meeting with the vendor on July 2. There was a dip in the pourn-play material by the ship and cracking near the orange slides. The pour-n-play material appears to be a rubber-like, ”at substance that allows give, for example, if a child falls. The park remains open and the Mystery underfoot at Gilchrist Park PlaygroundBy DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERPARK | 4 INSIDE€ The latest on local red tide€ See page 4 PHOTO PROVIDEDThe slides were recently shut down due to damage to the Gilchrist Park Playground surface.Theyre all unique. Theyre way out of reach for most people. And theyre for sale. Properties priced over $10 million boast features like mansions with elevators, lucrative locations, incredible views, and enough room to get lost. A dozen options are available right now in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties. At $26.3 million, the largest and priciest active property listing in DeSoto County recently hit the market, according to BR Ranch spans 4,047 acres and tops listings in Charlotte County for both price and size. The ranch is located off Kings Highway about seven miles from Punta Gorda. And its neck and neck with the priciest property listing in Sarasota County „ where other listings fall short on the ranchs acreage. According to the listing by Jon Kohler & Associates, BR Ranch is bordered on the south by the (SWFL) Water Management District, on the east by Brad Kelley, the fourth largest land owner in the country, on the west is a mitigation bank which can never be developed, and on the north by historic cattle ranches.Ž Peter Rivera, broker and owner of Re/Max Palm Realty in Port Charlotte said the massive property looks to be extremely unique in its size, and scope of offerings. Its very valuable the way its being used,Ž Rivera said. Over the past 13 years, Rivera said he has yet to see anything quite like this property listing. You cannot buy another property like this right now,Ž he said. BR Ranch is fully fenced for cattle, and includes about 1,900 acres of grass and “elds for both cattle and agriculture. There are two, large houses including a 2,900-square-foot lodge and a 3,037-square-foot ranch house. When viewed on a map, the property looks to be about as big as the city of Arcadia. About 800 of those 1,900 acres were laser-leveled, including an irrigation system and pumps. Currently, 300-plus acres of this are leased at $500 per acre with additional opportunities available,Ž the listing states. Some of the best crops in south Florida have been grown here in the past; previous crops include tomato, watermelon, various vegetables, hay and sod.Ž Other improvements on the property include dog kennels, two horse barns with a working arena/rodeo pen, a cook house, several equipment barns and storage sheds. In a video attached to the listing, Mike Boran, the landowner, said the hunting is great.Ž Jon Kohler also makes that very clear in the listing, which says in the winter the ranch harbors the largest amount of bird-life one can imagine. MILLIONAIRE MARKET:By ANDREA PRAEGITZERASSISTANT EDITOR INSIDEOur Town: Suncoast Homes€ Property Transfers Listings pages 6-8 WATCH ONLINEA video of BR Ranch in DeSoto County at: boran-ranch/index.php Inside the areas priciest real estatePHOTOS FROM JON KOHLER & ASSOCIATESPhotos of BR Ranch in DeSoto County REAL ESTATE | 4 BR Ranch in DeSoto County is for sale for $26,305,500, spanning 4,047 acres.CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 189AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Partly cloudy and humidHigh 93 Low 75$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: Sunday, July 8, 2018 BERYL LOSES HURRICANE STRENGTHThe years rst Atlantic hurricane lost strength, declining to Tropical Storm Beryl and continues to pose no threat to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. See The Wire, page 3 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Obituaries ...............5 Police Beat ..............9 Viewpoint ............6-7OUR TOWN: Calendar ..................9 Local Sports ..........10 State ......................12 NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........5-7 Nation ......................3 Weather ...................2 World .......................3 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........5-10FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...Wonder how much I can get for my swamp? INSIDE


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSPublisher .................................................Glen Nickerson ..............941-205-6400 Executive Editor ......................................Jim Gouvellis .................941-206-1134 Circulation Director .................................Mark Yero ......................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor .......................................Craig Garrett .................863-494-3925 Arcadian Publisher ..................................Joe Gallimore ................863-494-7049 Charlotte Sun Editor ................................Garry Overbey ...............941-206-1143 North Port Sun General Manager ............Mike Ruiz ......................941-564-3284 North Port Sun Editor ..............................Scott Lawson ................941-429-3002 Englewood Sun Publisher .......................Carol Y. Moore ...............941-681-3031 Englewood Sun Editor ...............................Chris Porter ...................941-681-3022 Editorial Page Editor ..................................Steve Baumann .............941-681-3003 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of Alliance for Audited Media For vacation holds, please call Customer Service at 941-206-1300. The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100. SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. 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Sun Newspapers CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY Delivery should be expected prior to 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. Redelivery hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Customer Service hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday 7a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call Customer Service for our current specials. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call or visit your local office. Charlotte: 941-206-1300 23170 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte Englewood: 941-681-3000 120 W. 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 The North Port City Commission will review its evaluations of the city manager and city clerk at its scheduled meeting Tuesday. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. in City Hall commissioner chambers. The city manager review will be discussed by the commission, who already “lled out evaluations for his position. City Manager Pete Lear received an average 3.8 out of 5 for his performance. The commissioners will also discuss City Clerk Patsy Adkins and more speci“cally her process in granting public records requests. The city clerks of“ce has been inundated with thousands of requests over the last two years, and City Attorney Amber Slayton will address the issue if the clerks of“ce is granting those requests in a timely manner.Ž They will also discuss Slaytons recommendations to make the records request process more streamlined. Adkins management style will also be discussed. After a complaint regarding Adkins was given to Lear, he directed the Human Resources Department and the Assistant City Manager Cari Branco to interview everyone who works with Adkins. The only person not interviewed was Assistant City Clerk Katy Peto. Four of the six staffers interviewed had common complaints about Adkins communication and management style. Two of the six had positive views of her, but added there may be personality con”icts with her and the other employees. Communication: € Staff said the tone of the of“ce is set daily by Adkins mood € Staff said Adkins routinely had a negative tone when speaking to them about work-related items € Staff said Adkins raises her voice or berates employees in front of one another € Staff said Adkins has hung upŽ on them during phone calls or ended the call abruptlyManagement: € Staff stated they had to sign a clipboard every time they left their desk including bathroom breaks and posting signs throughout City Hall € Staff stated they were not encouraged to share their ideas and it is a my way or highwayŽ environment € Staff feel they are often required to check back in with Adkins on minor details and not given freedom to make independent decisions € Staff said Adkins appears in”exible with granting time off „ emails requesting time off will go unanswered, leaving staff unsure if they can book trips € Staff feel Adkins needs control at all times, which is why she does not take time off work € Staff say they are given direction on projects only to be given an entirely new direction halfway through the project, causing frustration. The Human Resources Department made several suggestions on actions that could be taken to create change: € Recommended the city give Adkins a professional coach to work one-on-one with her communication and management style € Provide professional leadership training € Have team-building activities € Be sure to have open, engaging meetings where employees are encouraged to give input Adkins was alerted of the complaints and action plan in a memo from Lear. While I do not agree with everything stated in the memo regarding conversations with staff ,and I would like it noted that I had conversations with HR the last two years regarding a couple of incidents with a couple of my staff members and have given verbal warnings to my staff,Ž Adkins said in an email to Lear. I do agree to do the action items that were provided from Human Resources. Thank you.Ž The commissioners will also review the River Road expansion agreement with Sarasota County, look at an ordinance pertaining to the conduct of special meetings and look at the citys tree protection regulations. The meeting can be viewed online at Calendar.aspx or on Youtube under City of North Port.ŽEmail: Two boards are expected to vote on Sunseeker Resorts preliminary site plan and Riverwalk on Monday and Tuesday. Charlotte County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to accept public access to the Riverwalk in exchange for high rise condominiums that will top out at 118 feet. The vote takes place at the regular meeting of the board at 9 a.m. On Monday, the Advisory Committee of the Charlotte Harbor Redevelopment Authority will vote on whether to approve the architectural features of the preliminary site plan. This meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. If approved, the easement requires Sunseeker to build and maintain a 12-foot wide elevated structure that runs along the water south of the southbound lanes of the Tamiami Trail as it heads out over the harbor waters. The easement also requires that Sunseeker allow the general public to use the Riverwalk during times that the resorts restaurants, bars and retail stores are open. According to the easement, riverwalk restrictions bar dogs not on a leash, skateboards, chairs, loitering, ampli“ed sound and political rallies. Runner and joggers are welcome, plus Sunseeker may provide benches for sitting. Local of“cials have said this will be the “rst time in recent memory that the public has had full access to the waterfront in this picturesque spot. Personally, I think its going to be a fabulous opportunity,Ž said James Herston, chairman of the advisory committee. Theyre opening up the waterfront to the whole community,Ž Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch said. Thats a big, big plus.Ž Both meetings allow public input, but most of the decisions have already been made. The site plan itself will not generate a public hearing. County zoning of“cials have determined that the plan is basically in-line with the requirements of the Community Redevelopment Authority for Charlotte Harbor. These requirements allow more dense development than other sections of the county, due to the designation of economic blight following Hurricane Charley damage in 2005. Herston said his committee is authorized to assess the architectural qualities of the site plan according to a scoring system. The project is exactly what I envisioned, as we worked to put everything in place the past two or three years,Ž Herston said. I like it.Ž The public easement is part of a deal to permit Sunseeker, which is owned by Allegiant Travel Company, to build up to 90 feet. The 118 feet elevation involves the fact that the buildings are required to be raised above the mean high level, so parking is visible under the buildings. Also, architectural features at roof level are not counted. That site plan arrived on June 6 and has already been reviewed by county zoning of“cials. Those of“cials are requesting more details in the “nal plan, but have found no glaring violations, according to zoning of“cial Shaun Cullinan. The county is requesting more details on the parking and traf“c studies, among other sections of the on Sunseeker projects expected this weekBy ELIZABETH CALVERT STAFF WRITER The search for an elusive bat will delay the widening of Burnt Store Road. The Florida Bonneted Bat is considered an endangered species or in danger of extinction. Federal regulations recently began requiring construction projects to survey for this particular bat, found only in Southwest Florida if found at all. Not much is known about what kind of habitat they require, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, but development of Southwest Florida is not likely to help. The county was not aware of the survey requirement when it negotiated the design contract or it would have been included in the original scope of services,Ž said Brian Gleason, public information of“cer for the county. When we entered into a contract with the design engineering “rm, the Florida Bonneted Bat survey was not a requirement.Ž It took a year for the county to “nd out what U.S. Fish and Wildlife wanted in a bat survey, Gleason said. The details arrived in June. Commissioners were informed in July that they need to approve an addition of up to $50,000 to the contract. That amount covers only the survey, not what would be required should the bats be found. The survey is expected to take 60 days and will involve sending out wildlife watchers on foot to potential Bonneted Bat habitat, including dead trees and palm fronds. Cameras will also be installed. Finally, special wildlife acoustic recorders will be set up to listen for the bats ultrasonic calls at night. Commission Chairman Ken Doherty asked at a recent meeting to see the results of the bat survey. Finding the bat is not easy, according to the Florida commission. Florida bonneted bats are thought to be exceedingly rare, only occurring in a handful of counties in south Florida,Ž according to the commission website. To date, only a few bonneted bat nursery roosts have been documented.Ž The sitings were in a human-made bat roost in the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area to the east of Burnt Store Road as well as a backyard roost set up by a property owner in North Fort Myers in 2012, a commission report stated. The road widening project was approved in 2015. It widens the middle section of the road from two lanes to four, connecting already expanded sections to the north and south. The roadway accommodates rapidly increasing residential development in a previously wild area. Nationwide, many bat species are listed as endangered species according to listings by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. They are considered a bellwether species that identify early environmental damage. They are valued for their contributions to plant pollination as well as insect population ecalvert@sun-herald.comEndangered bat delays Burnt Store Road projectBy ELIZABETH CALVERT STAFF WRITER North Port residents may be closer to having food trucks following Tuesdays commission meeting. The city commission looked at a drafted food truck ordinance presented by Neighborhood Development Services Planner Christopher Whittaker. Whittaker said that he took the commissions suggestions from an April workshop for the draft. The draft has the trucks being issued a temporary use permit for 12 months and limits where the trucks can park in the city. While the draft was based off of Sarasota Countys, the commission went through the draft and made edits to “t the needs of the city. The commission did agree that food trucks should not be allowed in residential areas, unless contracted by a homeowner. It was the same for ice cream trucks, which could not stop in a residential area. Where the commission had trouble was deciding where food trucks could park in the city. Another point of disagreement was how many trucks could be parked in the parks and the city green. Parks and Recreation Manager Tricia Wisner explained that the parks were chosen based on their proximity to residential neighborhoods and concession stands. The parks chosen in the draft are Dallas White Park, the Garden of the Five Senses, Highland Ridge Park and the City Center Green. Wisner did not want to have food trucks and vendors where there are concession stands that bene“t organizations. She added that the parks picked also had the space and a restroom available, which is one of the criteria for having a food truck. The city agreed on keeping the trucks away from concession stands and with the locations, though there was some disagreement on the amount of trucks allowed per area. The drafted ordinance says that no more than four are allowed in an area, unless a special events permit is issued. Commissioner Chris Hanks felt that more should be allowed, because you wouldnt have four in one area at a given time, and that he thinks the trucks should have competition. Food truck vendor Matthew Ashley offered public comment saying that if there was too many trucks, it would drive vendors away. Though Ashley did commend the draft and suggested perhaps having a schedule for the city green would be better. Another item in regards to the food trucks was making it so that trucks could be up to 30 feet in length, the current draft wouldnt allow a truck larger than 27 feet. The commission agreed to the change. It also agreed that if a food truck or vendor has a trailer, and it exceeds the 30 feet maximum, the city may ask for the vendor to disconnect the trailer from the truck. The commission also agreed to look at options for allowing signs like a sandwich board in front of the food trucks, it did not say what will be allowed. Also changed in the draft was the time food trucks could operate, operation would be allowed from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, for both food trucks and ice cream trucks. The commission also agreed that it would not allow alcohol to be sold, but it wanted to look at options for special events and private property. In the end, the commission directed City Attorney Amber Slayton to look at the draft and make the adjustments presented. The new draft is expected to be reviewed again at a later date. Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comNorth Port City Commission looks at Food trucksBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER North Port commissioners to review clerk, manager evaluationsBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER


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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 Its literally the last stop on the migration,Ž states the property listing. The color palate and sounds are endlessly entertaining. The waterfowl, wading birds, (and) songbirds are spectacular.Ž Its so spectacular environmentally that Rivera and Kohler both con“rmed it would be a good candidate for the Florida Forever program, which is the states conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. Since the programs inception in July of 2001, the state has purchased more than 770,279 acres of land for just over $3 billion. A spokesperson for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Elyssa Finkelstein, referred questions to its website about whether the ranch would be a good “t. Finkelstein said according to a search of records there is no such project named BR Ranch on our history list.Ž At the very least, though, the property would be a great place for a conservation easement, which also adds value to the property, Kohler added. It is one of the last great examples of high concentrations of beautiful wading birds,Ž according to the property listing, which adds the property could be a ”agship ranch for the book A Land Remembered.Ž This is a chance to be a land steward over one of south Floridas “nest recreational ranches,Ž states the property listing. The Borans were major players in the growth of south F lorida for decades. They could have picked a host of ranches to entertain their clients. They picked the best.Ž BR Ranch was established by and was the trophy ranch of one of the original developers and builders of Naples, and where he took VIPs to entertain, according to the listing. Kohler said it has been in the family for decades as they groomed and preserved it. Asked why its being sold, Kohler explained that at some juncture, as people age and priorities change, it becomes time to pass the baton. There are other multimillion dollar listings in the area right now as well. And one of them located in Sarasota County is listed for slightly more money than BR Ranch. A palatial home sitting on just over an acre of land at 845 Longboat Club Road in Longboat Key, is listed for $26,500,000. According to Sarasota County Property Appraisers Office records online, its currently owned by Mike and Michele McKee. It was featured in 2016 as the fifth most expensive home in Sarasota at the time by Sarasota Magazine. In Charlotte County, a seven-bedroom, 7,575-squarefoot mansion has three levels served by an elevator and sits on 1.4 acres along the aquamarine shores of Gasparilla Pass, according to its $13.5 million listing on Its owned by Robert and Miryam Knutson, according to online records through the Charlotte County Property Appraisers Office. And sitting on 102.5 acres in Charlotte County, a property owned by Piper Loop, LLC „ at 26700 Jones Loop Road in Punta Gorda „ has over 1,000 feet of visible frontage from Interstate 75 in Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park and represents an unequaled development opportunityŽ according to the property listing. Though not a single property purchase, Allegiant Travel Companys planned Sunseeker Resort along Charlotte Harbor involved parcels bought from multiple owners, spanning more than 20 acres. The purchases involv ed a total capital expenditure last year of $35 million, a company spokesperson said.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comREAL ESTATEFROM PAGE 1 AREAS PRICIEST LISTINGSThese are properties in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties listed for at least $10 million: County Address Listing price Property type Acres Days on Charlotte 16160 Sunset Pines Circle, Boca Grande $13,500,000 Single family home 1.43 146 Charlotte 26700 Jones Loop Road, Punta Gorda $11,000,000 Land 102.5 289 DeSoto BR Ranch, Arcadia $26,305,500 Land 4,047 86 Sarasota 845 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key $26,500,000 Single family home 1.18 485 Sarasota 520 Lemon Bay Drive, Venice $21,000,000 Land 6 11 Sarasota 5020 Lemon Bay Drive, Venice $21,000,000 Land 3.33 402 Sarasota 825 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key $18,000,000 Single family home 1.35 245 Sarasota 4137-4153 Higel Ave., Sarasota $16,570,000 Single family home 2.03 158 Sarasota 3799 Flamingo Ave., Sarasota $15,000,000 Single family home 1.4 128 Sarasota 7712 AND 7660 Sanderling Road, Sarasota $14,650,000 Single family home 3.75 210 Sarasota 8218 Sanderling Road, Sarasota $12,900,000 Single family home 3.64 460 Sarasota 2305 Casey Key Road, Nokomis $10,299,000 Single family home 1.11 225 „ SOURCE: as of July 5 to Florida Fish and Wildlife Research scientist Kate Hubbard. (So far there is no sign it will migrate north to Tampa Bay.) Weve been watching it in Southwest Florida going on nine months,Ž Hubbard said. Its unusual to have a bloom last this long, but its not unheard of.Ž Meanwhile the bluegreen algae growing in the Caloosahatchee River covers miles of riverfront and keeps growing, according to Calusa Riverkeeper John Cassani. Ive worked around this river for 40 years and Ive never seen anything like it,Ž said Cassani, a retired Lee County biologist. Ive never seen an algae bloom of this magnitude, or this toxic. It looks like another lost summer here.Ž Harmful algae tend to bloom during warmer months. As climate change turns up the heat around the globe, more months become warmer. Climate change also tends to produce more rain, which can wash more nutrient pollution into waterways and further fuel a bloom. Scientists predicted in a 2014 report for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that one effect of climate change would be a boom in blooms. A 2017 study by Tufts University scientists predicted that states in the Southeast would see greater economic harm from climate-fueled algae blooms. This past May ranked as the warmest May ever recorded in the United States, although the land temperatures in Florida werent remarkable at all,Ž said state climatologist David Zierden of Florida State University. The water temperatures, though, are running about 1 degree warmer than usual, and May saw record rainfall hit the state. Although state of“cials are hesitant to tie the Lake Okeechobee algae bloom to the ones now occurring in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee, people on both rivers say the blooms there began when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began dumping extra water from the lake into the two rivers. The Corps dumps water from the lake whenever the lake level gets high enough to threaten the leaky dike built around it after hurricanes in 1926 and 1928 made the lake over”ow into the towns around its edge, killing an estimated 2,500 people. People on both coasts have repeatedly complained about the effect on their ecology and economy from being hit by big pulses of lake water, and have repeatedly blamed the lake for causing destructive algae blooms there. Cassani said that people in Southwest Florida affected by the algae blooms used to shy away from discussing them for fear of driving away tourists, anglers and potential real estate buyers. But this one, he said, is so bad that theyre talking about it „ and discussing the role played by climate change. You know were almost in shock down here,Ž he said, noting that the red tide bloom near Boca Grande has turned the waters into what he called a killing zone.Ž According to Karl Havens, director of the Florida Sea Grant program, it could get even worse if the saltwater red tide just offshore collides with the freshwater bluegreen algae in the river. The blue-green algae cells could burst open,Ž he wrote, since they cannot tolerate salt water,Ž which would release the nutrients fueling that bloom, making the red tide bloom grow even more. As for Connor, his “shing guide business is once again losing customers, just as he did during the 2016 algae bloom that shut down beaches in his area over the July 4 weekend. Normally Im out “shing the river at night for snook,Ž he said. Hes already lost customers and had to try to “nd other places to “sh. But Im not just worried about the “shing any more,Ž he said. Im worried about the human health side of it now. ƒ Im not going to “sh the St. Lucie River any more.Ž Times staff writers McKenna Oxenden and Jimena Tavel contributed to this report. Contact Craig Pittman at craig@ Follow @ craigtimes.ALGAEFROM PAGE 1 TAMPA BAY TIMES PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE CONNORFlorida is awash in toxic algae blooms right now, with Red Tide lingering on the Southwest Florida coast for nearly nine months, and blue-green algae covering most of Lake Okeechobee and now showing up in rivers on both coasts. Charter shing captain Mike Connor of Stuart took these photos of the St. Lucie River showing how widespread the blue-green algae has become in his region. Because of climate change, this is the new normal,Ž he said.problem areas have been repaired, for now. City Manager Howard Kunik thought it would be unnecessary to close off the entire playground since most of the area has been safe and without any damage. Were not ready to close the whole playground,Ž said Kunik. Mayor Rachel Keesling echoed his thoughts saying that it would be a shame to do so. Despite understanding the dif“culty of closing the playground, Matthews still expressed concerns of safety issues. Punta Gorda employees are working with the contractor to determine a long-term solution. The contractor showed up and did the repairs,Ž said Kunik. They were less than sterling repairs. I was going to use a different term but I cant use it publicly.Ž City staff has asked the contractor to repair the damage without any seams, according to Joan LeBeau, ƒ which is one of the requirements that we had when we made the contract. We are waiting to hear back from them.Ž There is a slight separation between the original material and the repaired areas. When asked by Matthews, LeBeau couldnt answer why these issues with the ground material are happening. I do not know,Ž said LeBeau. (The contractor) had several ideas, but theyre saying its (from all) the water. Were saying weve never had sink problems before.ŽPARKFROM PAGE 1 ENGLEWOOD „ Charter captain Chris ONeill remains frustrated with mixed messages about red tide and the toll its taking on local beaches and tourism. The dead “sh are gone,Ž said ONeill, ownercaptain at Tail Chaser Charter Services of Placida. Theres extremely high levels of hidden bacteria in the water thats not being talked about that can cause respiratory problems. After weeks of decaying carcasses, rain run off and coastal septic systems impacting our waterways, red tide levels remain extremely high through Monday,Ž he said. Despite it, some hotels, rental owners and ot hers are reporting its okay because the winds have been easterly blowing the smell away from the beach.Ž On his Facebook page, ONeill shared a photo taken Friday afternoon of sludgy, brown water 1,000 yards north of the Englewood Beach swim area. Its heavy bacteria laden red tide infested water,Ž he said. This is why Im frustrated when I see people posting that there arent any dead “sh on the beach or that it doesnt smell bad so its all clear.Ž About the same time ONeill reposted the photo, a video was shared Friday afternoon by the Punta Gorda-Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau, showing no dead “sh or apparent bad smells and people enjoying the beach. Bureau staff repeatedly explained red tide can be in one area of the beach in the morning and clear up in the afternoon. Red tide is capricious,Ž Lorah Steiner, director of bureau, told the Sun Friday. If you ask, Is Red Tide at the beach today?,Ž the answer could be, Yes,Ž in the morning and NoŽ in the afternoon depending on the direction the wind is blowing. This makes it dif“cult for visitors and people who own public accommodation to make decisions and provide answers.Ž However, ONeill disagreed and cited daily tide and current reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Many times, folks that have no idea whats going on and mistake a lack of “sh as the all clear sign, especially when the wind is blowing towards the gulf, but once the wind switches in the afternoon, it is unbearable,Ž ONeill said. The fact that so many local businesses have been telling visitors so many mistruths just to keep the bookings is frankly disturbing. What we are looking at now is the potential for so many to just never return if this continues.Ž After learning about red tide dogging Florida, Ohio resident Kathleen LaPlant had to cancel her vacation. I spent a year planning our vacation to Captiva Island, with a few stops planned including Englewood,Ž LaPlant said. I just canceled. It was our “rst family vacation in four years. My familyisso sad. I feel awful for all the residents and businesses owners who have to deal with it on a daily basis.Ž Steiner, director of the Punta GordaEnglewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau, is planning a red tide discussion to better inform residents. I want to be able to give credible information to the public,Ž Steiner said. Ive posted a video better explaining red tide from Collier County which is a great primer on the myths and realities of red tide.Ž According to the video, its safe to eat shell“sh from a commercial source such a restaurant or market because shell“sh harvesting is strictly monitored, regulated and tested for brevetoxin (red tide bacteria). However, residents shouldnt eat shell“sh or oysters off a dock or seawall. Cooking or freezing does not remove the toxins,Ž said Rhonda Watkins, senior operations analyst with Collier County Pollution Control in the video. You cannot taste the toxin, so you wouldnt know its there.Ž She explained that “sh could be eaten during red tide blooms. You never want to consume a “sh that wasnt acting normal or was dead on the top of the water,Ž she said. If you try to catch a “sh and its “ghting back on the line, its “ne. Crabs and shrimp also dont have the toxins concentrated in their meat.Ž Red tide suffocates “sh as the toxins get in their gills and paralyze them. Its like being in a smoky bar for three months, you might experience repository issues like chronic irritation, which is typically what does them (manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and “sh) in,Ž Watkins said. Watkins said dogs can also be affected by the toxins at the beach if they drink water or eat dead “sh during a red tide bloom. For more information on red tide and updates, visit All clear on red tide is not so clearBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE George L. CannGeorge L. Cann: Enthusiast of Life 9/4/1946 6/29/18 George L. Cann, 71, departed this world on June 29, 2018 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Born in Guyana, South America and immigrated to Plymouth, NH at age 8, he enjoyed 13 years in Florida after calling Nashua, NH home for 37 years. A graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute (class President), he worked for 10 years at Sanders Associates in Nashua as a technical instructor of Electronics Counter Measures and Anti-Submarine Warfare training to military personnel. He was proud to have taught at the former Naval Air Station Miramar, better known as Top Gun. George further utilized his communication expertise as a training consultant and manager at Digital Corporation, United Healthcare, and Intelekey until retiring to do what he truly loved golf! He achieved two hole-in-ones, his “rst at Passaconaway Country Club in 1992 and his second at Heron Creek Golf and Country Club in 2008, where he also worked. He was thrilled that despite having been “ghting cancer for over 4 years, his last round in April, he shot a 38. A devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan, he could tell you any statistic or fact related to any team in basketball, baseball, football, or golf and coached youth baseball and basketball for over 30 years in Nashua. He was a voracious reader and did the crosswords in pen. He had a deep love for his family & dog Casey, a passion for classic sports cars, a penchant for sharing inappropriate jokes, and never turned down an adventure. George and his wife, Gail (Young) Cann, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016 and enjoyed a trip to Vegas. He passed away holding the hands of his devoted children, David Cann and Erica (Cann) McPhee. George also leaves behind his wife Gail, son-in-law Adam McPhee, daughter-inlaw Janet Spender, and grandchildren Nicole (husband Omar), Tyler, Lainey, Kaiden, and Erilyn, as well as two great-grandchildren. He is also lovingly remembered by in-laws Joan and Roger Young, Betsy and Rob Jordan, Julie and Nick Racioppi, and many friends, cousins, and extended family.Thomas W. DykhuizenThomas W. Dykhuizen, 50, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his fathers home in Grove City, Fla. He was born on Oct. 29, 1967, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to George and Doris Dykhuizen. He attended Leo High School, then Indiana University, and later transferred to Florida State University where he graduated with his B.S. Degree in Marketing. It was on a trip to Europe with Leo High School that he met Edna, who would later become his wife. After graduation from college he became a licensed real estate appraiser serving realtors and banks in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. It was this career that led him to pursue his interest in investment properties. One of his prized properties, which involved much searching to “nd its owner, was a 20-acre plot of land in the mountains of North Carolina, where he enjoyed many leisure moments trailblazing and hiking. Those who knew Tom knew him for his intellect, unique sense of humor, and his love for music. Most often, if he wasnt spending quality time with his family, you could “nd him enjoying the sunset or playing his guitar. He was decorated with prestigious awards, such as Worlds Best Dad and Mario Kart Gold Cup Champion. The world lost not only a husband, but an artist. Not only a brother, but a storyteller. A father and a musician. He truly left his mark on every life he touched, and he will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Gone, but never ever forgotten. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Edna; and his two daughters, Kira and Alexandria (Boo); his father, George; and siblings, John, Greg and Andrea. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6465 Mayport Street, Englewood, FL 34224 with Pastor James T. Kress, Sr., of“ciating. Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to serve the family. You may share a memory with the family at www.englewoodfh.comBeatrice (Piroska) MaracziBeatrice died peacefully at Tidewater Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla., on July 2, 2018. She was the loving and devoted wife to Laszlo. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January. She leaves behind her daughter Sandra Partington, her husband Sang, grandchildren Victoria and Michael from Center Valley, PA. Beatrice was born in Daraboshegy, Vasmegye, Hungary, June 9th, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Mariska. Beatrice left Hungary at the age of 17 during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. She settled in Allentown, PA near where she met her husband Laszlo. Beatrice was employed as a seamstress in various sewing factories, assembler at Boron Medical, counter help at Two Guys and “nally assembly work at Durkee Foods all in Bethlehem, PA. Beatrice and Laszlo relocated from Bethlehem, PA to Port Charlotte/North Port in 1994. Beatrice enjoyed cooking, cleaning, shopping and taking care of the family. She was active in the Peto“ Club in Venice, Fla. for many years cooking and fund raising for the club. Beatrice will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Services will be private. In lieu of ”owers, please donate to Tidewater Hospice, 1144 Veronica St, Port Charlotte, Fla. Ajosgod szereted szivembe marad mg elek. Frjed, LaciJoseph MiragliaIt is with great sadness that the family of Joseph JoeŽ Miraglia announces his passing after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the age of 85. Joe is lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by his wife of 64 years, Barbara and their children Susan (John), Stephen (Kay), Nancy (Jeff), and Barbara Jo (Cassi). Joe is also fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Angela West, and all those who knew him. A native of College Point, New York, Joe also lived for many years in Punta Gorda, Fla., and was most recently a resident of Hoschton, Ga. Joe served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War and enjoyed a successful career in the construction industry. A celebration of Joes life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga., 30542 In lieu of ”owers, memorial donations in memory of Joe may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice of Gainesville, 700 S. Enota Dr. NE, Suite 202, Gainesville, GA 30501. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542, is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www. R. RebolRichard Captain RobŽ R. Rebol, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital from natural causes. He was in the presence of his beloved wife Christie as he made the transition to the promised land. Rob and Christie have been a part of the Charlotte County community since 1972 where Rob ventured into several businesses, most notably the Capn and the Cowboy restaurant. He enjoyed “shing, spending time with his family and creating new culinary masterpieces. Most of all, he will be remembered for his kind heart and compassion for other people. He is survived by his wife, Christie; his children, Jason, Todd and Clay; their spouses, Brandy, Callie and Alicia; his grandkids, Marlo and Gavin, Cutter and Rylee, and Ryker; and his brother, Bill. In keeping with his wishes, a celebration of his life will be held privately with immediate family members.Diane L. Johnston RucanoDiane L Johnston Rucano, 60, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, June 28, 2018. Diane was born in Nyack, New York, on April 17, 1958 to Arthur Johnston and survived by her mother Beverly Johnston of Port Charlotte Florida. Diane was raised in Congers New York and worked at Venture Industries, then became a manager with Crystal Run Village until she retired to Florida. Diane is survived by her partner of 20 years, John Coyle; daughter, Jill; son in law, Walter; and her three grandchildren, Victoria, Shelby, and Joseph all of Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Diane is also survived by three brothers, Art wife Ro, Brian wife Joanne, and Stephen. Diane is survived by three sisters, Arlene, Dorothy, Alice husband Steve along with several nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene. Diane was a very loving soul. Everyone she met, she made a big impact on their heart. Private services for immediate family will be held at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home. Please visit the online tribute for Diane L. Johnston Rucano at www. to sign the guest book and offer condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.DESOTO Marjorie RobertsMarjorie Roberts of Arcadia, FL died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living. She was surrounded by her daughter, Beverly Roberts Schoen, Hospice care and the devoted staff of Arcadia Oaks. Marjorie was born in Arcadia on July 14, 1920 to C.F. (Tim) Garner and Nora (Langford) Garner. She attended Desoto County scho ols and graduated from Desoto High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chester Roberts. M arjorie and Chester were married July 26, 1941 and made their home in Arcadia. They had two daughters, Patricia Kay (Amat) and Beverly (Waldman-Schoen). Marjorie was a devout Baptist for her entire life. She and Chester helped establish South Side Baptist Mission, a mission of First Baptist Church of Arcadia. They attended First Baptist Church and later were founders of Calvary Baptist Church in Arcadia. Marjorie worked for Dr. Calvin Martin and later for Dr. Agnew. She and Chester retired to live in Charlotte Harbor until Chesters death in 2004. Marjorie moved to Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living where she resided until her passing. She is survived by her daughter Beverly, three grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will take place in Arcadia at a later date in August; service details will follow. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTWell meet in underworld Trump, zealots trample Constitution USA needs real superhero, quick Honest dialogue is needed most Sheris Oce has some problems Hancik best choice for Airport AuthorityEditor: I grew up in the First Baptist Church. I was taught to love my neighbor and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Even though I am now an agnostic in my beliefs, and Im no doubt slated for a trip to hell by the Christians, I value and live by those two teachings. With our governments act of separating kids from their parents they are behaving in as un-Christian way as it gets. If youre Christian and support this inhuman behavior you better get your story “gured out before you meet your maker. By the way, pleading ignorance and not doing something to stop this madness will not ”y with the First Baptist God. The Republicans ”aunted family values for many years. Now their hypocrisy is exposed for every one to see, including God. So the moral of this story is, Ill see you in hell.ŽRobert Moran Punta GordaEditor: No other word is more appropriate for the rhetoric and actions of the man elected president, the vitriol spewed on the pillars of our judicial system are designed to create mistrust and fear of our system of laws. Corruption is too tame to describe attempts to dismantle the life, breath and soul of America. Our ConstitutionŽ, not AMERIKA as this president envisions with his unprecedented dismantling of treaties with our long held allies, his probable weakening of NATO and Europe to the advantage of the new Stalin, Vladimir Putin, KGB to the core, a despot admired by Editor: As we celebrate what was once the greatest country in the world, we are distracted thinking about the proud history of our people and our nations beacon to the world. Sadly, our nation has declined into a dictatorship and Congress governed by greed and power. Last week, NBC reported existence of a drug provided by the French government that incredibly assists those addicted to kick the opioid habit is virtually unavailable in the U.S. Government regulations make it practically impossible for our physicians to prescribe. (No outrage by anyone.) Contracted for-pro“t prison systems are paid on a per bed payment system, encouraging occupancy. (No one cares.) Children separated from parents on the border are being housed by contracted companies making millions for their effort. Unimaginable pro“ts never mentioned by our congressmen or senators. (I wonder why.) Corporations stuf“ng their pockets along with Cabinet members, senators and congressman. Only those working within the government can enumerate the thousands of other daily rip-offs that occur and go unreported and unnoticed. Only a superhero could or would voice their opposition to these and many other injustices that are part of our insipid government practices. Senator Rubio and Senator Nelson do what is politically correct to be elected, not to enlighten the public or rail against the corruption. As we wave Old Glory, eat our burgers and dogs and drink our beer we will be distracted from what is going on. There are no superheroes coming. Use your vote.Ronald Esser EnglewoodEditor: Its time to Make America Humane Again „ before its too late. Our country is trending toward two enemy camps. The signers of the Declaration of Independence ended their visionary document with the words: With a “rm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.Ž Two hundred and forty-two years later we are far from that spirit of unity and support. Our democracy is being divided into two intractable factions that cannot seem to work together. Insults, personal attacks, deception and violence take the place of intelligent dialogue and problem solving. The press is being villainized, putting journalists at risk; the FBI is being demonized, undermining important work to keep America safe; immigrants seeking asylum are called criminals while their families are divided; school children have become victims while assault weapons are supported; leaders of friendly democratic nations are being denigrated while dictators are admired; harm to the planet increases while deniers refuse to look at the damage that is taking place. Rather than raging about the issues, we need to “nd intelligent solutions. That requires honest dialogue and leadership. We cannot survive as a great democracy with the level of viciousness growing in the United States of America.Mary Raynor Port CharlotteEditor: Regarding the former CCSO deputy who seems to like to let it all hang out. This incident makes me wonder just how low the bar must be set for screening applicants at CCSO. Additionally, it took over six months for the incident to be reported to CCSO administration which indicates to me that the other CCSO employees who were at this party were derelict in duty for just letting it slide by unreported. Additionally, it seems there is a degree of nepotism being practiced at CCSO since Prummells son is employed there and was de“nitely at the party. These people work for the taxpayers. The taxpayers shouldnt be told that they cant get the whole story. Maybe its time to “re the head dogs at CCSO.Dutch Blaisdell Brunswick, Ga.Editor: I recently attended a program where the Airport Authority candidates Hancik and Price spoke. Each presented their background and responded to numerous questions. What an eye opener! Hancik, an experienced aviation professional, provided knowledgeable responses to the questions. Price danced around the questions and focused on wanting to bring a fresh business perspective to the Authority?Ž Price attended some airport board meetings only after she decided to be a candidate. Hancik said during his four-year term he has brought transparency to the Airport Authority by requesting there be details in the agenda opposed to when he started as it was just a mere outline. Hancik has encouraged study sessions so policy can be discussed openly and with the public. The airport is an important element in the economic growth of Lee and Charlotte counties. Hancik is doing a superb job! Vote Hancik Aug. 28.Germaine Hyatt Punta Gordathis president who seems to think Our ConstitutionŽ is just a piece of paper. The presidents most egregious act was and is his appointments of religious zealots to his Cabinet and the Supreme Court, zealots who place their god above Our ConstitutionŽ and our secular laws, believing their god will protect our planet from all man-made harm contrary to scienti“c fact, which can be proven, and their faith (fantasy) belief cannot. The need for separation of church and state is history proven and seldom followed. Federal and state tax exemptions, and donations total $154,000,000,000thats billion pure pro“t per year, religion has no accountability, as charities do. Religions business is unbelievably lucrative, and extremely powerful, Dont be surprised when Your ConstitutionŽ begins to disappear through citizen apathy and presidential treason. E Pluribus Unum.Richard Stowell North PortSordid, disputed incident in bar needs explainingOUR POSITION: Were waiting to hear why it took almost nine months for a legally questionable act by a Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce sergeant to be investigated.According to a Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce internal affairs investigation, several of“cers visited a popular Punta Gorda restaurant in August 2017. One of the of“cers, a sergeant no less, allegedly unzipped his trousers, pulled out his privates and displayed them for everyone to see. If this had been John Doe, private citizen, the other deputies and of“cers would have: a) Grabbed a table cloth, wrapped it around the ”asher and led him outside. b) Handcuffed the lawbreaker and taken him to jail. c) Laughed and ignored it. If it happened to be a senior of“cer, the other deputies and of“cers would have: c) Laughed and ignored it. Apparently, that was the only choice the of“cers on hand considered. Or, maybe not. The owner of the bar in question, Lee Richardson of Leroys Southern Kitchen and Bar, says it was all a joke. He says the privatesŽ displayed by White were fake „ a gag gift. Heres the story, according to the internal investigation „ more than half of which was redacted (blacked out) for public consumption „ and a Sun story by Liz Hardaway. On Aug. 25, 2017, several members of the CCSO gathered after working hours for dinner at Hurricane Charleys to celebrate Detective William Prummell III „ Sheriff Bill Prummells son „ moving from the Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) to the Major Crimes Unit (MCU). The party then moved to Leroys, which was open to the public. Here, White exposed his scrotum and testicles to patrons of the business,Ž according to the investigation. The report went on to say White exposed his sexual organs in a public place and in a vulgar or indecent manner ƒŽ Amazingly, the incident did not get the attention of Whites superiors until a criminal investigation was launched May 18 „ almost nine months later. White was also subject to a second investigation, for undisclosed reasons, by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was “red shortly after by CCSO Sheriff Bill Prummell. Richardson, who admits he is a friend of Whites, suggested the report was “led nine months later to give the CCSO an excuse to let White go. He is a prankster, but would not have done this. I was there,Ž Richardson said. Here are questions we, and the public should, have: € Why did it take almost nine months to investigate Whites alleged exposure in a public restaurant? € Why was White not arrested by one of his colleagues? € Was Sheriff Prummells son present? € Was Sheriff Prummell himself present? € Who “nally came forward to “le the report? € Why did no one seemingly believe Richardsons version of the story? Because he was a friend? € Why was White “red? € As a local radio host has reported, was White involved in steroids? We believe the sheriff has a lot of explaining to do. Law enforcement of“cers should be held to the same standards as private citizens, if not higher. If the internal investigation is true, then that was not the case. We cannot imagine John Doe exposing himself to restaurant patrons in front of police of“cers and nothing happening. If Richardsons version of the incident is true, then the CCSO must explain the discrepancies in the two stories. So far we cant come to any conclusion because, as usual, the CCSO is refusing to release key details of what they contend is an ongoing investigation.


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINT WEEK IN REVIEWPolly: Hes a socialist but he doesnt like people. Brian: Nor do I, much. Polly: Youre a conservative. You dont have to. „ From Getting On,Ž by Alan BennettThis, one of the pleasures of being a conservative, is not for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28. She recently won the Democratic nomination „ effectively, election „ in a Bronx and Queens congressional district, running as a democratic socialist.Ž In response to her, progressives and conservatives are experiencing different excitements. The left relishes the socialist label as a rejection of squishy centrism „ a naughty, daring rejection of timidity: Aux barricades, citoyens! The right enjoys a tingle of delicious fear: We told you that the alternative to us is the dark night of socialism. At the risk of spoiling the fun „ the lefts anticipation of the sunny uplands of social justice; the rights frisson of foreboding „ consider two questions: What is socialism? And what might a socialist American government do? In its 19th-century infancy, socialist theory was at least admirable in its clarity: It meant state ownership of the means of production (including arable land), distribution and exchange. Until, of course, the state withers awayŽ (Friedrich Engels phrase), when a classless, and hence harmonious, society can dispense with government. After World War II, Britains Labour Party diluted socialist doctrine to mean state ownership of the economys commanding heightsŽ (Lenins phrase from 1922) „ heavy industry (e.g., steel), mining, railroads, telecommunications, etc. Since then, in Britain and elsewhere, further dilution has produced socialism as comprehensive economic regulation by the administrative state (obviating the need for nationalization of economic sectors) and government energetically redistributing wealth. So, if America had a socialist government today, what would it be like? Socialism favors the thorough permeation of economic life by socialŽ (aka political) considerations, so it embraces protectionism „ government telling consumers what they can buy, in what quantities and at what prices. (A socialist American government might even set quotas and prices for foreign washing machines.) Socialism favors maximizing governments role supplementing, even largely supplanting, the market „ voluntary private transactions „ in the allocation of wealth by implementing redistributionist programs. (Today Americas sky is dark with dollars ”ying hither and yon at governments direction: Transfer payments distribute 14 percent of GDP, two-thirds of the federal budget, up from a little more than one-quarter in 1960. In the half-century 1963-2013, transfer payments were the fastest-growing category of personal income. By 2010, American governments were transferring $2.2 trillion in government money, goods and services.) Socialism favors vigorous government interventions in the allocation of capital, directing it to uses that far-sighted government knows, and the slowwitted market does not realize, constitute the wave of the future. So, an American socialist government might tell, say, Carrier Corp. and Harley-Davidson that the government knows better than they do where they should invest shareholders assets. Socialism requires „ actually, socialism is „ industrial policy, whereby government picks winners and losers in conformity with the governments vision of how the future ought to be rationally planned. What could go wrong? (Imagine, weirdly, a president practicing compassionate socialism by ordering his energy secretary to prop up yesterdays coal industry against the market menace of fracking „ cheap oil and natural gas.) Socialism, which fancies itself applied social science, requires a bureaucracy of largely autonomous experts unconstrained by a marginalized „ ideally, a paralyzed „ Congress. So, an American socialist government would rule less by laws than by regulations written in administrative agencies staffed by experts insulated from meddling by elected legislators. (Utah Sen. Mike Lees of“ce displays two piles of paper. One, a few inches high, contains the laws Congress passed in a recent year. The other, about 8 feet tall, contains regulations churned out that year by the administrative states agencies.) Socialism favors vast scope for ad hoc executive actions unbound by constraining laws that sti”e executive nimbleness and creativity. (Imagine an aggrieved president telling, say, Harley-Davidson: IveŽ „ “rst-person singular pronoun „ done so much for you.Ž) Todays American socialists say that our government has become the handmaiden of rapacious factions and entrenched elites, and that there should be much more government. They are half-right. To be fair, they also say that after America gets on the right side of historyŽ (an updated version of after the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priestŽ), government will be truly disinterested, manipulated by no rent-seeking factions, serving only justice. That is, government will be altogether different than it is, or ever has been. Seriously. George Wills email address is georgewill@ might a socialist American government do? George Will An administration not known for policy creativity is unlikely to have useful internal policy debates. But in the Trump administration, prison reform is a welcome exception. This is largely due to the efforts of President Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner, who, in common with millions of poor and minority children in America, has had the searing experience of visiting a father in prison. Kushner has displayed considerable passion in recruiting conservatives to the cause of prison reform. He has been opposed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who seems stuck in a get-tough-on-crime time warp. In the context of this disagreement „ re”ected in the broader conservative movement „ the House of Representatives has passed a worthwhile but watered-down bill called the First Step Act. This legislation would make changes on the exit side of incarceration „ increasing funding for education and job-training programs and allowing inmates to earn credits for early release. As a result of opposition from Sessions and others, the bill does not focus on the entrance side of incarceration „ sentencing reform that would encourage alternatives to imprisonment for less dangerous offenders. In the Senate, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, is pushing for comprehensive reform that covers both exit and entrance. And Grassley is urging Trump to use his tweeting superpower to endorse a bolder approach. Conservatives are split on issues surrounding prison reform. But the debate is happening for a supremely conservative reason: because states have demonstrated it can work. In the current issue of National Affairs, Lars Trautman and Arthur Rizer provide a helpful survey of a red-state policy revolution. States such as Texas, Georgia and Louisiana have taken a series of measures to divert addicts and people with mental-health problems away from incarceration, to limit mandatory minimums and to make wider and better use of parole. The theory is simple. Americas vast experiment in routine incarceration „ which has quadrupled the American incarceration rate since 1972 „ had some effect in reducing contact between dangerous offenders and potential victims. But recidivism rates are dismal. And millions of relatively non-dangerous people have been swept up into a justice system that puts them in intimate contact with dangerous offenders, exposes them to rape and violence, deprives their families of emotional and “nancial support, and sends them back into communities without skills and stamped with a felony stigma. Given that the main deterrent to crime is not the severity of punishment but its certainty, prison and sentencing reforms are designed to provide a broader range of penalties and treatment options to courts, along with greater discretion in employing them. This means that the violent criminals get treated differently from non-violent criminals, who get treated differently from addicts, who get treated differently from the mentally disabled, who get treated differently from parole violators „ instead of sweeping them all into (expensive) prison beds. States have done more than apply a theory. They have demonstrated something practical, hopeful and remarkable. This renaissance has been led in large part by deep-red Texas,Ž write Trautman and Rizer, which, by instituting a series of smart on crime initiatives in the last decade, accomplished a feat previously believed to be impossible: the simultaneous reduction of its crime, recidivism and incarceration rates.Ž While the crime rate index fell by 20 percent nationally from 2007 to 2014, it fell by 26 percent in Texas. The state, meanwhile, closed eight prisons. What does this mean for the Kushner/Sessions con”ict? It means that the criminal-justice views of the attorney general are far to the right of the Texas state Legislature, which puts him in small and disturbing company. It means that Sessions opposition to sentencing reform is rooted in vindictiveness and ideology rather than a conservative respect for facts and outcomes. And it means that Sessions has learned nothing from federalism, which he seems to respect only when it “ts his preconceptions. One of the reasons this good idea should succeed in Washington is to demonstrate that any good idea can succeed in Washington. Two other scholars, Steven Teles and David Dagan, have called prison and sentencing reform an example of trans-partisanship,Ž which they define as agreement on policy goals driven by divergent, deeply held ideological beliefs.Ž Liberals look at mass incarceration and see structural racism. Libertarians see the denial of civil liberties. Fiscal conservatives see wasted resources. Religious activists see inhumane conditions and damaged lives. All these convictions converge at one point: We should treat offenders as humans, with different stories and different needs, instead of casting them all into the same pit of despair. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS BIRTHDAYS Happy 88th birthday to Henry Kelly on his special day, July 12. Happy 101st birthday to Dottie Vescovi on her special day, July 6. Happy 94th birhday to Charlie Francis Kueny on his special day, July 8. CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in Sundays Sun we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at sdennis@sun-herald. com. Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Jesse Lawrence Haws of Vandal ia, Ohio, and Michelle Ann Smith of Vandalia, Ohio € Robert James Foley of West Yarmouth, Mass., and Darnielle Camer on Marchand of West Yarmouth, Mass. € Thomas Walter Fredericksen of Punta Gorda, and Londa Carole Crowe of Punta Gorda € Holly Nichole Holder of Port Charlotte, and Lloyd Henry Fritter of Fredericksburg, Virginia. € Alica Marie Harvell of North Fort Myers, and Patrick George Janowitz of North Fort Myers € Charles Timothy McDonald of Port Charlotte, and Victoria Francine Fagan of Port Charlotte € Vanik Carlence Pierre of North Port, and Taylor Belle Raye Henry of Port Charlotte € Armando Malagon of Port Charlotte, and Lucero TerrazasRico of Port Charlotte € Lourdes Otero of Punta Gorda, and Rene Nicole Inman of Punta Gorda € Jesse Leigh Hard of Port Charlotte, and Breton David Tambasco of Port Charlotte € Tracy Marie Gilray of Port Charlotte, and Jeffrey Richard Cates of Port Charlotte € Brandon Scott Witt of Port Charlotte, and Katelyn Vict oria Fultz of Port Charlotte € Donald Anthony Morrow of Englewood, and Sherie Lee Macleod of Englewood € Jonathan Robert Kukulski of Port Charlotte, and Aleksandra Kosinska of North Port € Mark William Van Haasteren of Winter Park, and Nancy Fe Lusk of Winter Park € Nicholas Joseph Harz of Port Charlotte, and Melissa Dawn Muller of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorces€ Gary Wilfred Bayne v. Pamela Ann Bayne € Kevin Michael Case v. Carolyn Marie Case € Renee L. Cosper v. Jon R. Cosper € Joseph Jarald Diaz v. Lourdes Dela Torre € Stephen Robert Evans v. Xioajing Evans € Jennifer Diane Henry v. Ronald Lee Henry, Jr. € Brian Leskanic v. Laurie Leskanic € Candace Pearl v. Jonathan Joel Wright € Judith Quinn-Miller v. Charles T. Miller € Teresa P. Smith v. Jerry L. Smith € Kyle Stublen v. Ashley Stublen WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners July 1: Round 1:1-Paul Martin, Sarah Martin; 2-Tommie Holl, Donna; 3-Bill Kirkaldy, Dave Heder. Round 2: 1-Bill Kirkaldy, Tommie Holl; 2-Pam Kirkaldy, Fran Smith; 3-Paul Martin, Barb Carroll. American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners July 2: 1-Tom Zinneman, 4860; 2-Barb Lutz, 3770; 3-Hilda Schnare, 3740; 4-Pat Schram, 3690.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Ladies Bridge winners July 3: 1-Emine Sahin; 2-Irene Runkle. € Mahjong winners July 3: Jeri Schaller, Bobbye Waksler.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners June 30: Jay Oberlander, 6420; Virginia Clayton, 6380; Barbara Allore, 5200; Joyce Weibel, 3910.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Mahjong winners June 26: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Bra Oram; Table 2: Merry Davine; Table 3: Marie Devlin, Jules Craig. July 3: Table 1: Toni Trezise, Kathy Cimaglia; Table 2: Cindy Robertson, Merry Davine; Table 3: Doreen Foster, Jan Gifford; Table 4: Judy Sprauge, Evelyn Kalmaer.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners July 3: 1-Eight Shades of Grey, $25; 2-Scorpions, $9.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 4: Jan Howard, 955; Kathy Garbowicz, 872. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners June 29: Fred Smith, 1202; Bob Garbowicz, 1120; Lynn Davis, 1095.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners June 29: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Judy Mau.PGI€ PGICA Monday Night Duplicate Bridge winners July 2: 1-Laurie and Jim Druyor; 2-Lois Olsen, Jane Stenberg; 3-Jack Bulkley, Lila Jameson.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners June 28: Karl Ebert, 80; Linda Bollinger, 74; Adele Rottenbucher, 68; Dennis Thacker, 67; Wanda Clark, 66; Kathy Weithman, 66. € Contract Bridge winners June 27: Connie Oberlander, 7200; Georgia Klemm, 6650; Barbara Allore, 4730; Harry Hudleston, 4710.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Contract Bridge winners June 29: Jay Oberlander, 5270; Jerry Shoemaker, 4740; Trudy Riley, 4450; Marla Johansen, 4410.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners June 29: 1-Sawgrass Sharks; 2-Us and Them.Twin Isles Country Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners July 5: 1-Lori Howard, Terri Leavy; 2-Sharon Groff, Joan Shute; 3-Mary Lou Miller, Susan Baird. Want to add your group? Email for details. North Port Senior CenterBridge Winners „ July 2: North/ South „ 1st: Pam Dean and Leslie Clugston; 2nd: Vivian Heppner and Ella Richard; 3rd: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson. East/West „ 1st: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 2nd: Judith Kalish and Frank Votava; 3rd: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince.Provo OpenThe Ryon D. Provencher Memorial Fund is accepting registrations for the Provo Open 11 golf tournament, set for July 14 at The Hills at Rotonda Golf & Country Club, 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Cost for the four-player best-ball scramble is $90 per player or $350 per team, which includes green fees, cart, breakfast and lunch, drink cards and gift bags. There will be cash prizes, raffles, hole-inone and longest-drive prizes. The fund was established in 2007 to support local scholarship and youth programs in the Englewood community and beyond. The golf tournament is the funds primary fundraiser. For information about playing, donating or becoming a sponsor, contact Korey Provencher at koreyp@ or 917-6870708. For updates, like the Ryon D. Provencher Memorial Fund on Facebook.GOP golf tourneyThe West Charlotte County Republican Club will have a golf outing, set for a 9 a.m. July 21 at Lemon Bay Golf Club, 9600 Eagle Preserve Drive, Englewood. Cost is $85 per player by July 14, then $100 after. Registration includes players cocktail party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 20 at Lemon Bay Golf Club, with two beer or wine tickets, hors doeuvres and live music, plus continental breakfast and lunch on the tournament day, door prizes and individual team prizes. There will be four $10,000 hole-in-one prizes. Foursomes, twosomes and individual golfers are welcome to play this four-player shamble format. Proceeds benefit the junior golf program at Lemon Bay Golf Club. For more information, contact Barb Peszko at 941-6977592, or email joba9595@, lcurtis43@ or jolenedrexel@ boat workshopEnglewood Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 is offering free workshops on how to build a cardboard boat, set for 8:30 a.m. July 14 and Aug. 18 at 1949 Englewood Road, Englewood. These are for families and groups planning to enter the Pioneer Days Cardboard Boat Race, set for Sept. 1 at Indian Mound Park on Sept. 1, and will include hands-on demonstrations of materials are needed and where to find cardboard, how to measure and fold or cut the cardboard, gluing techniques and how to water-proof the boats. Parents and youth group leaders are encouraged to participate, and kids are welcome with a parent or guardian. Close-toed shoes must be worn. Contact lead instructor Bill Shaw at 205-302-4747 for more information. Visit for more about the race.Sailing classThe Englewood Sailing Association is having summer sailing classes for those 18 and over. This 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. 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 certified through U.S. Sailing and are trained in CPR and First Aid. For information, call Craig Keller at 941-276-3115 or the Y at 941-474-1234 or visit Fishing TourneyThe Lemon Bay Touchdown Clubs seventh annual Fishing Tournament is set for Aug. 4 at Boca Grande Marina, 220 Harbor Drive, Boca Grande. Offshore anglers will fish for red grouper, snapper and a mystery fish. The inshore division will fish for redfish, trout and a mystery fish. There will be a captains meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at Ricaltinis Bar & Grille, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood. Offshore 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 of one of two locations, and begin fishing at 7 a.m. All weigh-ins will be from 2-5 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 longsleeve tournament shirt. Anglers may be added for $50 each. Registration after Aug. 1 will be $400 per team. Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay High Manta Rays football program. Organizers are also welcoming sponsors at all levels. For more information, contact Janine Vito at 941-441-7045, Ryan Johnson at 941-5868019, or Holly Haynes at 941-270-2479. Visit and LBTDClub/ for updated information.GOP golf tourneyThe West Charlotte County Republican Club will have a golf outing, set for a 9 a.m. July 21 at Lemon Bay Golf Club, 9600 Eagle Preserve Drive, Englewood. Cost is $85 per player by July 14, then $100 after. Registration includes players cocktail party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 20 at Lemon Bay Golf Club, with two beer or wine tickets, hors doeuvres and live music, plus continental breakfast and lunch on the tournament day, door prizes and individual team prizes. There will be four $10,000 hole-in-one prizes. Foursomes, twosomes and individual golfers are welcome to play this four-player shamble format. Proceeds benefit the junior golf program at Lemon Bay Golf Club. For more information, contact Barb Peszko at 941-6977592, or email joba9595@, lcurtis43@ or jolenedrexel@ boat workshopEnglewood Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 is offering free workshops on how to build a cardboard boat, set for 8:30 a.m. July 14 and Aug. 18 at 1949 Englewood Road, Englewood. These are for families and groups planning to enter the Pioneer Days Cardboard Boat Race, set for Sept. 1 at Indian Mound Park on Sept. 1, and will include handson demonstrations of materials are needed and where to find cardboard, how to measure and fold or cut the cardboard, gluing techniques and how to water-proof the boats. Parents and youth group leaders are encouraged to participate, and kids are welcome with a parent or guardian. Close-toed shoes must be worn. C ontact lead instructor Bill Shaw at 205-302-4747 for more information. Visit www. englewood for more about the race.Little Library reading clubThe local Little Free Library No. 12155, which is at 848 Stewart St., Englewood, is having its first Kids Summer Reading Club for ages 3-16. The program runs to Aug. 15. The Little Free Library is open 24/7, and the books are checked out on the honor system. Books are returned when the reader is finished. More books are needed, so your donations are welcome. Childrens book donations may be dropped off at Aults Driving School, 406 N. Indiana Ave., Suite 10, Englewood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Didgeridoo Down UnderThe Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood will present Didgeridoo Down UnderŽ for ages 5-11 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11. This high-energy, interactive, Australiathemed show combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and audience participation. Listen to the unique sounds of the didgeridoo as you enjoy this fun show designed for children and families. This event is funded by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.Make Believe TheaterKatie Adams Make Believe Theater returns to the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. The Cracker Cinderella Puppet Show, for ages 3-11, is a musical version of CinderellaŽ featuring rod puppets, storytelling and audience participation. Puppeteer and storyteller Katie Adams blends Florida culture into the twists and turns of Cinderellas story accompanied by hammered dulcimer music. This show is funded by the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library.Firefighters in actionThe Englewood Area Fire Control District will celebrate Community Live Fire Night at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Englewood Fire Training Center, 13400 Haligan Way. Come see your hometown firefighters in action. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Bring your families and lawn chairs for an exciting night with the Englewood firefighters. For more information, contact Kayla Jesswein at 941-474-3311. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELO CAL SHOPSHOMERESTA URANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIES STARTING AT $24,750!! 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce will increase traf“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € Tamiami Trail near Tuckers Grade € SR 776 near Biscayne Road Top crash locations: € El Jobean Road/ Toledo Blade Boulevard € Duncan Road/ I-75 The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Malon Andre Gordon-Taylor, 29, 3400 block of Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. Charge: Two counts of violation of probation or community control. Bond: None. € Louis A. Thomas Jr., 71, 17000 block of Acapulco Rd., Punta Gorda. Charge: Fugitive from justice. Bond: None. € Richard Timothy Crago II, 30, 6100 block of Quince St. Charge: Violation of probation or community control. Bond: None. € Michael Joshua Kinsey, 28, 3200 block of Ridgewood Dr., North Port. Charge: Two counts of violation of probation or community control. Bond: None. € Timothy Michael Ashcroft, 31, of Lehigh Acres, FL. Charge: Scheme to defraud obtaining property less than $20,000. Bond: $3,500. € Sandy Faria Avila, 38, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: Trespass failure to leave property upon order by owner. Bond: $1,000. € James Michael Burrell, 36, 2200 block of Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Charge: Trespass failure to leave property upon order by owner. Bond: None. € Noah Lee Clark, 43, 22300 block of Midway Blvd., Charge: Driving while license revoked (habitual offender). Bond: $6,500. € Michael Joseph Furey, 61, of Fort Myers, FL. Charge: Violation of probation or community control. Bond: None. € Ralph Edward Jackman, 79, 3100 block of Osprey Ln., Port Charlotte. Charge: Littering over 500 pounds of commercial or hazardous waste. Bond: $5,000. € Randall William Meade, 29, 21200 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $5,000. € Brenda Daniel Veasley, 67, 6100 block of Grove Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: Failure of defendant on bail to appear on felony and four counts of underlying charge. Bond: None. € Laurie Ann Yacono, 55, 3100 block of Smith St., Englewood. Charge: Possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and selling methamphetamine. Bond: None. € Curtis Crew Blackmon, 21, 3200 block of Riverside Dr., Punta Gorda. Charge: Violation of probation or community control and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $2,000. € Brianna Paige Coker, 19, of Stanton, KY. Charge: Knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. € Daniel Joseph Gonzalez, 27, 22000 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $4,500. € Sergio Sausedo Martinez, 27, of Sarasota, FL. Charge: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and DUI. Bond: $3,500. € Sergio Perez, 35, of Sarasota, FL. Charge: Possession of cocaine. Bond: $5,000. € Kaylin Joan Ramos, 24, 6100 block of Myrtlewood Ave., North Port. Charge: Possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of under 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $5,000. € Darrell Ray Whisler, 40, 1600 block of Virginia Ave., Englewood. Charge: DUI. Bond: $3,000. € Sarah Selena Marie Wyndham, 26, 21100 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: Disorderly intoxication and resisting officer with violence. Bond: $4,000. € Jason Steven Dunne, 44, of Kingston, NY. Charge: Failure to appear and underlying charge. Bond: $6,000. € Pedro Sanchez, 26, of Arcadia, FL. Charge: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: None. € Jozee Bernice Johnson, 21, of Tampa, FL. Charge: Driving while license suspended (third or subsequent offence). Bond: None. € Shelly Lynn Roath, 33, 24300 block of Treasure Island Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: Out of county warrant. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSNew foreclosure cases continue to decline in Charlotte County, though opportunities to buy foreclosed property still remain. Thats according to local Realtor, Cynthia Logan, of Keller Williams Realty Peace River Partners. New cases “led totaled 31 for June, according to court records, which is below the number of 41 for May and also for June of last year, when there were 37 “lings. By June last year, there had been 195 “lings for 2017, whereas the number reached only 170 from January through June this year. In contrast, at the peak of the recession, 2008 foreclosure “lings reached 2,354 during the same six-month window. That was the worst Ive ever seen in my career,Ž said Logan. Logan specializes in helping people through the process of buying a foreclosed property. Even though the numbers are dropping, Logan said she believes there are still many foreclosed properties available. And it seems there are also abandoned properties not yet on the market, she said. There is still what we call the shadow market,Ž she said, of properties in limbo. For some reason, we dont know, but the banks dont move on some of their properties.Ž I drive around town and I see abandoned properties, and it makes me wonder, whats going on,Ž she said. Buying foreclosures moves fairly quickly these days, she said, if everyone knows what to do. Cash buyers have an advantage, but people with rehabilitation loans still have opportunity. The improved economy keeps the foreclosure rate down by bringing property values up, Logan said. Higher home values allows people who cant afford their mortgage to sell before being foreclosed. People who were underwater arent underwater anymore,Ž she said, referring to when an owner owes more than the property is worth. Also, Logan said, banks seem to be working hard at offering people modi“cations to their loans to make them more affordable. It gives them good P.R.Ž she said of banks. As to whether the heated market will lead to future foreclosures, Logan said she worries about some loans to “rsttime home buyers that require very small down payments. Any time your loan to value is close, theres always a chance,Ž she said. Where is the market heating up? Logan said unincorporated South Venice is drawing a lot of interest, even with no public water and sewer. A “xer-upper in South Venice will sell for 20 percent more than the same house in Port Charlotte, she said. I cant make rhyme nor reason,Ž she said. Its just a place people like to be.ŽEmail: ecalvert@sun-herald.comNew foreclosures in Charlotte County are downBy ELIZABETH CALVERTSTAFF WRITER NORTH PORT „ The “rst day of summer is also known as International Day of Yoga. Millions of people reportedly gathered around the world to take part in yoga as they celebrated the summer solstice. In North Port, Ananda Yoga offered a free day of classes. The “rst International Day of Yoga was in 2016. The “rst day of summer was June 21.International Yoga Day celebrated locallySTAFF REPORT SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYAAlice Rodgers practices gentle ow Hatha yoga. Jeanne Brundage in what is known as a sleeping baby pose.adno=50520404 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDANOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2018-30 will be read for “ rst reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida with the second and “ nal reading to be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida. 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Page 12 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSUS court: Shipwreck found off Florida belongs to France Police: driver caused crash that killed puppy Baby sitter gets year in jail for infants death Parkland student reporters invited to journalism program Man impaled by fence as car crashes into building Man charged with having handgun at airport Animal shelter to honor woman attacked by alligatorJACKSONVILLE (AP) „ A U.S. federal court has ruled that a shipwreck off Floridas Atlantic coast belongs to France and not the salvage company that found it in 2016. A report by The Florida Times-Union says a U.S. magistrate ruled last week that the wreck was la Trinite, the ”agship of French captain Jean Ribault. In 1565, Ribault aimed to reinforce a struggling French colony in what is now Jacksonville. A hurricane wrecked his ”eet, giving rival Spanish troops the opportunity to seize Fort Caroline and af“rm Spains claim to Florida. Salvage company Global Marine Exploration had argued it had the rights to claim the shipwreck because its identity couldnt be established. An attorney representing the French government, said the ruling will protect artifacts from the TAMPA (AP) „ Police in Florida say a heartbroken driver intentionally crashed his vehicle, causing a “ve-car pileup that injured two people and killed a puppy. In an email, Tampa Police Lt. Ricardo Ubinas said the driver was despondent over a recent breakupŽ and intentionally veered into a concrete median early Saturday. Five other vehicles then collided with his car in a chain-reaction crash. Ubinas said two people in the other vehicles were hospitalized with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. A 2-month-old puppy riding as a passenger in one of the other vehicles died in the crash. WEST PALM BEACH (AP) „ A Florida baby sitter has been sentenced to a year in jail for an infants death. News outlets report that 28-year-old Jessica Amster pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery with bodily harm as part of a deal with prosecutors. She had been charged with manslaughter. Amster will get credit for time already served, meaning shell be free in less than a month. Authorities say Amster had been watching 5-month-old Christian Bent at her Boynton Beach home in August 2015. The childs parents noticed he was unresponsive after picking him up and rushed him to the hospital. Doctors declared Christian brain dead two days later. Detectives say two STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) „ Two student reporters who covered a mass shooting at their Parkland, Florida high school have gotten a special invitation to share their experiences and learn from professionals at a week-long journalism program in New York. Stony Brook University says Zoe Gordon and Taylor Yon will be among about two-dozen students participating in the Robert W. Greene Institute for High School Journalists beginning July 15. The 15-year-old Gordon and 16-year-old Yon are rising juniors at Stoneman Douglas and reported on the February shooting that killed 17 students and staff members for the Eagle Eye school newspaper. BARTOW (AP) „ A man is dead following an apparent road rage incident that started on a busy road and ended with a crash into a vacant FORT MYERS (AP) „ Authorities say a Florida man tried to take a loaded handgun through airport security. The News-Press reports that 23-year-old Joshua Lee Smith was arrested Thursday at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Of“cers responded to a security checkpoint after TSA agents noticed the .40-caliber handgun while screening a black backpack. An arrest report says the chamber was empty, but an inserted magazine had nine rounds. The report says Smith eventually admitted to having the gun during a DAVIE (AP) „ Relatives of a Florida woman killed in an apparent alligator attack say they plan to open an animal shelter in her honor. In an interview with The Palm Beach Post, Yukio Matsuki said his 47-yearold wife Shizuka treated her rescue dogs like her children and even set out heat lamps for iguanas that fell from trees during winter cold snaps. Shizuka Matsukis body was found in a Davie lake June 8 after apparently being bitten by an alligator over 12 feet long. She was last seen walking her dogs near the water. Yukio Matsuki says he will be raising donations to build the shelter. The couple moved from Tokyo to Florida in 1996. Yukio Matsuki says his wife enjoyed “shing and bird-watching and thought of South Florida as a nature preserve. | HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEwreck from being privately salvaged. children present at Amsters home told authorities the woman hit the childs head against the wall. One child said Amster had told Bent to stop crying. Ubinas said police took the despondent driver to a hospital for a mental health examination under the Baker Act. The drivers name was not released. secondary screening. He told of“cers he had taken a concealed weapons class but hadnt had the money to complete the process. Smith was released from jail Friday with an Aug. 6 court date. business building. A Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce news release says 27-year-old Daniel Bagwell was found dead Friday morning inside a pickup, impaled by a section of white plastic fencing. Authorities say Bagwell and a man in another vehicle were both headed south on the busy road. The two men began to weave in and out of traf“c before colliding. The momentum carried both into the recently purchased building. Deputies said 22-yearold Brondon Manning was driving the other car, and he was uninjured. Hes cooperating as the investigation continues. Shift gears to a better rate. 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Question: I read your article (January-May home values up 10 percentŽ). I wonder if by chance you would run the same report but exclude new homes. I think the price of new construction is skewing the values. Answer: Yes, I would be happy to do that. But “rst, heres a quick recap of last weeks column for readers who may have missed it. Last week I reported that the median sales price of single-family homes in Charlotte County rose 10 percent during the “rst “ve months of this year compared to the same period last year. Today, I ran the numbers again. But this time I excluded the sale of new homes that were built in 2016 or later. The results were nearly identical. This changed the increase in the median sale price from 10 percent to 10.25 percent. So clearly, new construction home sales had minimal impact on these numbers. On the surface, that doesnt make sense. Its common sense that new homes cost more than existing homes. According to a Sun report by Betsy Calvert on Thursday, new building permits average 124 per month in Charlotte County. Thats 1,488 new homes per year that you would expect to exert signi“cant upward pressure on the median sales price. But there is a plausible explanation as to why they do not have a more signi“cant impact on the median sales price. Except for spec homes, most newly constructed homes are not sold through the MLS. The new-home buyer goes directly to the sales of“ce of the builder or developer. They come to an agreement there and sign the contract. The sale ”ies under the MLS radar because there is no need to list the home. The numbers support this explanation. Betsys news story referenced in the previous paragraph suggests that at the current rate, 1,488 new homes are being permitted annually. Yet, only 405 newly constructed homes were listed as sold on the MLS during the past 12 months. You may also be interested in my 01/23/2016 column, which can be downloaded from my website (see below) or from the archives section of the Electronic Edition of The Sun That was two and a half years ago when I asked myself the exact same question you pose today. In that study, I found that the median sales price for all SF homes increased 55 percent from 2011 to 2015. Using a repeat sales analysisŽ to exclude new construction, I found that the median sales price for existing homes increased by 50 percent during the same period. So, in summary, the impact of new construction during 2011 to 2015 increased the median MLS sales price from 50 percent to 55 percent over the 4-year period. And “nally, heres another number that helps to explain why new construction is having less impact than expected on the median sales price. During JanuaryMay 2018, 49 percent of the existing homes sold on the MLS had pools. During this same period, only 35 percent of newly constructed homes sold on the MLS had pools. The higher correlation of pools to existing homes compared to new homes helped offset the higher price of new construction compared to existing homes. € € € Question: We are considering having a pre-fabricated, “ber-glass pool installed in our back yard. Our home has backyard frontage on a fresh-water canal. There are existing homes on each side of our home. Given the large size of the “berglass pool, I cannot see where there would be access between my home and the existing homes to deliver the pool. Likewise, there is no way to provide access to a cement truck should we build a conventional pool. Have you run into this before? Answer: I asked a contractor if he has a solution to this problem. He had good news. Cranes are used frequently today to lift the pre-fabricated pools over the top of the home from the delivery truck to the back yard. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430,, or www.BrettSlattery. com.Is new construction skewing homeprices? Brett SLATTERYCOLUMNIST 266 Bangsberg Rd. SE, Port Charlotte 112 Castile Street, Venice 1512 Raphis Royale Blvd., Englewood 266 Bangsberg Rd. SE, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2015 List Price: $2,999,999 LP/SqFt: $536.67 Garage/Carport: 3 Car Garage Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Sq Ft Heated: 5,590 Total Acreage: 0.61 Pool: Yes Location: Port Charlotte Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Melissa Caldwell, 941-2668829, Premier Sothebys International RealtyOUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018 ATWATER SPLASH PAD CLOSED FOR THE WEEKNORTH PORT CHAMBER TO OPEN NEW OFFICERANDOM FANDOM The splash pad, at 4475 Skyway Avenue, will be closed for surface sealment treatment. Seepage 11. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of its new offices on Monday . The chamber along with residents will celebrate the opening of the new offices with a ribbon cutting Monday. Seepage 11. As part of their summer reading program, the library in Port Charlotte is hosting Random FandomsŽ Seepage 12. 1512 Raphis Royale Blvd., Englewood, FL 34223 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2007 List Price: $899,900 LP/SqFt: $194.70 Garage/Carport: 2.5 oversized w/added golf cart bay Beds: 5 Baths: 4.5 Sq Ft Heated: 4,622 Total Acreage: 0.34 Pool: Yes Location: Boca RoyaleEnglewood Listing Agent/Brokerage: Bob Linthicum, 941-2289206, Premier Sothebys International Realty 112 Castile Street, Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1996 List Price: $1,049,900 LP/SqFt: $377.53 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Beds : 2 plus Den Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft Heated: 2,781 Total Acreage: 0.33 acres Pool: No Location: Island of Venice Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Victoria Stultz, 941-387-5676, Premier Sothebys International Realty


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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 ENGLEWOOD „ Sarasota County Sheriffs Deputy Kathy Duff spoke to the Englewood Area Board of Realtors about the agencys Crime Mapping tool that offers current crime information. posts information obtained from law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Its a tool that allows residents to be aware of happenings in their neighborhood. Residents can create alerts, which notify them of crimes that occur within two miles of a selected location. The site also offers data on sex offenders and the frequency of crimes by day and time. Charlotte County School Board Vice Chairman Bob Segur was also a guest speaker. He informed members that to improve Charlotte County Public Schools, support is needed in requesting an additional 1 mill in property taxes for their operating budget, via a referendum in November 2018. A mill is one dollar for every $1,000 assessed value of the property. The median assessed value for homesteaded property in Charlotte County is $113,495. After the homestead exemption is removed, the value is $88,495, the referendum charge would be $89 per year, $7.42 per month. Segur said studies have shown a connection between quality school programs and reduced crime rates. Increased labor market skills through education effects wages and increased wages decreases crime. All these together increase the value of property. Segurs message was clear, Vote Yes for Success.Ž EABOR President Kathi Obendorfer conducted the member meeting that was held at Broadmoor in Rotonda West. The next association meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23. EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962. The mission is to support the success and professionalism of their members while improving our community and protecting private property rights. Learn more about EABOR and the organizations involvement in the community by following on Twitter and Instagram @EABORFL, or “nd them on Facebook. Crime mapping, local school funding topics at EABOR meetingBy KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORS PHOTOS PROVIDEDEnglewood Area Board of Realtors president Kathi Obendorfer shakes hands with Sarasota County Deputy Kathy Du. Charlotte County School Board member Bob Segur addresses the members of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors at their recent meeting. First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? Theyre right to ask because starter homes are becoming increasingly scarce in many housing markets. Housing inventory is low and home prices are soaring. Whats a “rst-time buyer to do? Here are “ve tips for “nding a starter home: 1. Be realistic about todays market Sellers clearly have an advantage in the current market. Inventory is low, which keeps pushing home prices to record levels, according to the National Association of Realtors. Buyer competition is “erce as homes in the lower-end price ranges ”y off the market. Unfortunately, that leaves many “rst-time buyers „ especially those with tight budgets „ on the sidelines. If youre searching for your “rst home, be realistic about what you can afford and what amenities come with that budget. (Hint: You may have to forgo top-of-theline appliances and shiny quartz countertops.) A starter home isnt necessarily your forever home. Be prepared to make some compromises to get your foot in the homeownership door. 2. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED D6100285 Sold 1041 SCHOONER LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1750 $275,000 Private $270,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional, VA 6/29/2018 90.36 0.98 C7400004 Sold 5141 RICHMOND TER 34287 NORTH PORT 2220 $275,000 Private $275,000 3 3 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 6/29/201 8 81.72 1 C7247822 Sold 364 WABASH TER 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2406 $279,000 Private $277,000 4 2 1 1992 Single Family Residence VA 6/28/201 8 83.18 0.99 C7400980 Sold 4505 LIBBY RD 34287 NORTH PORT 1824 $282,900 Private $260,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 6/29/2018 10 3.22 0.92 C7250066 Sold 25734 PRADA DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2759 $290,000 Private $282,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /2/2018 86.82 0.97 A4401203 Sold 1504 HEATH LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1865 $297,000 Private $283,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/3 /2018 0.95 N6100443 Sold 8878 LEOPOLD AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1966 $299,000 None $297,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2 /2018 108.2 0.99 C7251087 Sold 568 MCCABE ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1565 $299,000 Private $275,000 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 97.52 0.92 C7401955 Sold 15244 BRAINBRIDGE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1932 $300,000 Private $285,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 0.95 C7251148 Sold 1379 MARACAIBO ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 3102 $300,000 Private $290,000 4 3 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 6/2 9/2018 72.97 0.97 C7248389 Sold 2609 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1913 $305,000 Private, Community $290,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 104.66 0.95 C7247845 Sold 1041 HARBOUR GLEN PL 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2613 $317,500 Private $300,000 4 3 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 6/2 9/2018 78.64 0.94 D5919030 Sold 14194 INGRAHAM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3278 $319,000 None $310,000 4 2 1 2016 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 6/29/2018 78.01 0.97 C7400706 Sold 1296 LACE TER 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1620 $320,000 Private $302,500 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 110.72 0.95 D6101184 Sold 568 BOX ELDER CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1969 $336,264 None $336,264 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 11 5.87 1 N5917348 Sold 1816 NORTHLAND AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 2712 $339,900 Private $320,000 4 2 1 2012 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/3/2018 92.41 0.94 C7401262 Sold 1899 COCONUT PALM CIR 34288 NORTH PORT 2015 $354,900 Private, Community $353,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 6/29/2018 123.69 0.99 C7400011 Sold 2337 CARNATION CT 34289 NORTH PORT 2962 $358,900 Private, Community $353,500 5 3 1 2006 Single Family Residence C onventional 6/29/2018 90.52 0.98 C7249942 Sold 2470 W MARION AVE 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1369 $359,000 Private $352,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/28/2018 168.34 0.98 D6100733 Sold 2779 SAWGRASS CT 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2010 $369,900 Private, Community $365,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residenc e Cash 6/29/2018 0.99 C7248329 Sold 17326 TAMPICO LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2102 $369,900 Private $360,000 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 118.11 0.97 D5920587 Sold 17474 FOREMOST LN 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2360 $374,900 Private $340,000 3 3 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 6/2 9/2018 107.15 0.91 C7251152 Sold 24417 BALTIC AVE #302 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2269 $379,000 Community $347,000 3 3 0 2005 Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 15 2.93 0.92 D5920959 Sold 13191 N MARSH DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2194 $379,900 Private, Community $368,900 3 3 0 2011 Single Family Residenc e Cash 6/29/2018 130.91 0.97 A4189575 Sold 3912 ULMAN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2076 $379,900 None $355,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash, Other 6/28/2 018 94.67 0.93 C7401168 Sold 23288 PEACHLAND BLVD 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2700 $389,900 Private $375,000 3 2 1 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 93.75 0.96 C7249079 Sold 1111 MUSCOVIE CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1822 $395,000 Private $375,000 3 2 1 1999 Single Family Residence VA 6/29/2018 145.35 0.95 C7402871 Sold 99 VIVANTE BLVD #311 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2106 $398,500 Community $398,500 2 2 1 2007 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 186 .65 1 C7400574 Sold 2143 BENDWAY DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1793 $399,000 Private $399,900 2 3 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/ 2018 171.41 1 C7243176 Sold 1318 ARREDONDO ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1984 $399,000 None $389,000 3 3 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 145.1 0.97 C7400257 Sold 831 VIA TUNIS 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1735 $425,000 Private $415,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 29/2018 167.07 0.98 C7400427 Sold 1536 S SUZI ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2555 $429,900 Private $410,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conventional 6 /28/2018 128.49 0.95 C7400087 Sold 565 ANDORA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1733 $429,900 Private $415,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/ 29/2018 0.97 D5923618 Sold 879 CLEAR LAKE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2181 $439,000 Private $405,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/201 8 122.47 0.92 D5921763 Sold 2950 N BEACH RD #B413 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1242 $439,000 Community $400,000 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 7/2/20 18 290.49 0.91 A4211787 Sold 2619 LEAR RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1903 $449,900 Private $449,900 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/ 2018 173.77 1 C7249726 Sold 2526 PARISIAN CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1725 $449,900 Private $449,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/20 18 174.64 1 C7247892 Sold 1040 HARBOUR CAPE PL 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2825 $449,900 Private $420,000 3 2 1 2001 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/3/2018 112 0.93 C7250044 Sold 19359 ABHENRY CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3127 $455,900 None $442,500 4 3 1 1999 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2 018 103.17 0.97 C7251226 Sold 220 SHREVE ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2492 $497,700 Private $470,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash, Conventio nal 6/29/2018 140.76 0.94 C7400943 Sold 3280 SOUTHSHORE DR #84B 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2592 $499,900 Community $482,500 3 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 186.15 0.97 D5921136 Sold 1754 BAYSHORE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2962 $499,900 Private $475,000 4 3 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 115.04 0.95 D5921927 Sold 1375 BEACH RD #105 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1760 $509,900 Community $489,000 2 2 1 2007 Condominium Cash 7/2/2018 277.84 0 .96 C7249409 Sold 13992 SAN DOMINGO BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2100 $515,000 Private $515,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Con ventional 6/29/2018 160.79 1 D5922705 Sold 1420 BEACH RD #304 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1614 $529,000 Community $470,000 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 291.2 0 .89 C7247563 Sold 144 PECKHAM ST SW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1880 $529,000 Private $510,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 7/3 /2018 182.01 0.96 C7402824 Sold 3512 MARSALA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2510 $530,000 Private $530,000 4 2 1 1991 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 157.36 1 C7250351 Sold 130 BREAKERS PT #141 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2234 $550,000 Community $475,000 3 2 1 1995 Condominium Conventional 7/2/2 018 212.62 0.86 C7241709 Sold 2510 RIO PALERMO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2468 $555,000 Private $530,000 4 2 2 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29 /2018 136.95 0.95 C7400798 Sold 3547 DIPPER CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2406 $564,000 Private $530,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 150.01 0.94 C7235431 Sold 1200 ROMANO KEY CIR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2549 $609,900 Private $595,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29 /2018 116.6 0.98 D5924043 Sold 2817 N BEACH RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1922 $634,900 None $627,000 3 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 146 .53 0.99 C7250557 Sold 2992 MILL CREEK RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 3083 $674,900 Private, Community $575,000 4 3 0 2009 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 6/29/2018 139.33 0.85 D5923953 Sold 2344 RISKEN TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2158 $694,500 Private $635,000 3 3 0 1995 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/3/2018 221.25 0.91 N5916451 Sold 14 BOCA ROYALE BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3206 $799,900 Private, Community $770,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 172.53 0.96 D5912725 Sold 730 N MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 4665 $4,880,000 None $4,400,000 5 5 1 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/2 9/2018 424.71 0.9ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio D5923409 SLD 84 BOUNDARY BL VD Unit#160 33947 ROTONDA WEST 780 RIVERHOUSE $56,900 1 1 0 1973 Community Condominium Cash 6/29/20 18 $72.95 0.86 D6100964 SLD 96 BOUNDARY BL VD Unit#131 33947 ROTONDA WEST 780 RIVERHOUSE $65,000 1 1 0 1973 Community Condominium Cash 6/29/20 18 $83.33 0.94 N5917196 SLD 1303 FLAMINGO DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 672 HOL MOB ESTATES 2ND ADD $80,000 2 2 0 1973 None Mobile Home Cash 6/28/2018 $ 119.05 1 D5924029 SLD 7479 SILAGE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 624 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $80,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Mobile Home Cash 6/25/ 2018 $128.21 0.94 D5923040 SLD 2810 10TH ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 880 GROVE CITY $86,000 2 1 0 1959 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/201 8 $97.73 0.96 D5921145 SLD 1323 FLAMINGO DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,104 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 2ND ADD $108,000 2 2 0 1981 None Mobile Home Cash 6/27 /2018 $97.83 0.96 D6100591 SLD 898 PINE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,406 PINELAND SUB $100,000 3 2 0 1955 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 $7 1.12 0.83 D6100487 SLD 556 FOXWOOD BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 884 FOXWOOD $119,900 2 1 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 $135.63 1 D5924138 SLD 1531 PLACIDA RD Unit#5-201 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,056 PALM MANOR PH 02 $115,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 $108.90 0.92 D5923812 SLD 6767 SAN CASA DR Unit#69 34224 ENGLEWOOD 966 OYSTER CREEK MHP $123,900 2 1 1 1986 None Mobile Home Cash 6/29/2018 $128.26 0.99 D6100331 SLD 7152 SUSSEX LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 984 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $141,000 3 1 1 2007 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 6/25/2018 $143.29 1.01 U8005283 SLD 255 BOUNDARY BL VD Unit#105 33947 ROTONDA WEST 971 VILLAS ROTONDA PH 01 $149,000 2 1 1 1987 None Villa Conventiona l 6/29/2018 $153.45 0.99 D5923176 SLD 8424 NIGHTHAWK DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,508 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 03 $145,000 3 2 0 2004 Community Mobile Home Conventio nal 6/29/2018 $96.15 0.97 A4406531 SLD 8405 PLACIDA RD Unit#307 33946 PLACIDA 1,009 CAPE HAZE RESORT $155,400 2 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Conventio nal 6/25/2018 $154.01 0.97 C7247392 SLD 196 CADDY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,600 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $159,900 2 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 $99.94 1 D5921697 SLD 8409 PLACIDA RD Unit#404 33946 PLACIDA 870 CAPE HAZE RESORT $155,000 2 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Cash 6/27/2 018 $178.16 0.97 D6100308 SLD 210 LAKEVIEW LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 720 LAKEVIEW TERRACE $160,000 2 1 0 1959 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2 018 $222.22 0.99 D6100237 SLD 5055 N BEACH RD Unit#112 34223 ENGLEWOOD 540 TIKI APTS BLDG 02 $162,000 1 1 0 1973 Community Condominium Conventi onal 6/26/2018 $300 0.95 C7250635 SLD 9462 FRUITLAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,423 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $165,000 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 $115.95 0.97 A4214742 SLD 10146 STONECROP AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,132 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $170,000 2 2 0 1992 None Single Family Residence FHA 6/29/2018 $150.18 0.97 A4403022 SLD 75 HOSMER AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,288 BAY VIEW MANOR $170,000 2 2 0 1971 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 $131.99 0.95 D5923651 SLD 601 DEERWOOD AVE Unit#151 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,490 FOXWOOD $184,900 2 2 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 $124.09 1 D5922063 SLD 45 SPORTSMAN RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,423 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $172,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 $120.87 0.93 D6100620 SLD 7175 CORK LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,180 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $170,900 2 2 0 2010 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 6/29/2018 $144.83 0.9 A4209300 SLD 123 BROADMOOR LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,488 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $184,000 3 2 0 1996 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/2018 $123.66 0.97 A4400234 SLD 10438 CHABLIS 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $204,900 3 2 0 None Single Family Residence Conventio nal 6/26/2018 $127.11 1 U7848831 SLD 80 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,747 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $218,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 6/29/2018 $124.79 0.99 D5922588 SLD 7252 BRANDYWINE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,536 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 $215,000 2 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 6/25/2018 $139.97 0.98 N5917295 SLD 1375 DE PRIE RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,592 OVERBROOK GARDENS $200,000 3 2 0 1973 None Single Family Residence Conventi onal 6/26/2018 $125.63 0.87 D6100575 SLD 7047 ADDERLY RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,320 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 $223,500 2 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/2018 $169.32 0.97 D5923994 SLD 6300 THORMAN RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,682 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $231,000 3 2 0 1988 Private, C ommunity S ingle Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 $137.34 0.98 A4212183 SLD 7076 NICHOLS ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,325 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $232,500 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Con ventional 6/29/2018 $175.47 0.99 D5918204 SLD 8540 AMBERJACK CIR Unit#102 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,758 HAMMOCKS $227,000 2 2 0 2006 Community Condominium Cash 6/27/2018 $129.12 0.95 N5916198 SLD 10889 LERWICK CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,560 ARLINGTON COVE $225,000 2 2 0 2012 Community Villa Cash 6/25/2018 $144.23 0.92 C7400436 SLD 12069 KIMSEY AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,729 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $244,000 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 6/25/2018 $141.12 0.98 C7246747 SLD 15635 APPLEWHITE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,430 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $264,550 4 3 0 2018 None Single Family Res idence FHA 6/30/2018 $108.87 0.98 D5923033 SLD 15761 LAKELAND CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,256 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $260,000 4 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Re sidence Cash 6/28/2018 $115.25 0.95 D6100624 SLD 265 BRIGHTON CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,774 PICCADILLY ESTATES $250,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 6/29/2018 $140.92 0.91 D6100784 SLD 9349 BOCA GRANDE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,552 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 $274,900 3 2 0 2015 Private Single Family Resid ence VA 6/29/2018 $177.13 1 D6100285 SLD 1041 SCHOONER LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,750 BAY HARBOR ESTATE $270,000 3 2 0 1980 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional, VA 6/29/2018 $154.29 0.98 D5920542 SLD 91 TOURNAMENT RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,261 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $270,000 3 2 0 2003 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 6/29/2018 $119.42 0.97 D6100265 SLD 36 MASTHEAD RD 33946 PLACIDA 2,006 ROTONDA SANDS $292,000 3 2 0 2011 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/20 18 $145.56 0.98 D6100262 SLD 130 CRESTVIEW DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,306 RIVERSIDE $250,000 2 2 0 1971 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/20 18 $191.42 0.84 D5919030 SLD 14194 INGRAHAM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3,278 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 $310,000 4 2 1 2016 None Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 $94.57 0.97 D5922504 SLD 240 LONG MEADOW LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,051 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $310,000 3 2 0 2009 Private Single Family Re sidence Conventional 6/26/2018 $151.15 0.96 D5924032 SLD 1 SPORTSMAN LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,239 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $316,500 3 2 0 1994 Private Single Family Residenc e Cash 6/25/2018 $141.36 0.97 D6101184 SLD 568 BOX ELDER CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,969 PHASE 6C PARK FOREST $336,264 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 $170.78 1D6100418 SLD 78 FAIRWAY RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,881 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $340,000 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family Residence VA 6/29/2018 $180.75 0.97 N6101057 SLD 33 RIVERFRONT DR 34293 VENICE 2,238 MYAKKA COUNTRY $390,000 3 2 1 1998 Private Single Family Residence Convention al 6/29/2018 $174.26 1 D5923618 SLD 879 CLEAR LAKE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,181 STILLWATER $405,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/ 2018 $185.69 0.92 A4211787 SLD 2619 LEAR RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,903 GULF WIND $449,900 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 6/2 8/2018 $236.42 1 D6101093 SLD 6010 BOCA GR ANDE CSWY #C28 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,247 BOCA GRANDE NORTH PH C $480,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Seller Financing 6/27/2018 $384.92 1 D5921136 SLD 1754 BAYSHORE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,962 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS UNIT 5 $475,000 4 3 0 1988 Private Single Family Residen ce Cash 6/29/2018 $160.36 0.95 C7249409 SLD 13992 SAN DOMINGO BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,100 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 $515,000 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Famil y Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 $245.24 1 D5922705 SLD 1420 BEACH RD Unit#304 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,614 HARBOURVIEW CONDO $470,000 2 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Cash 6/2 8/2018 $291.20 0.89 D6100399 SLD 6021 BOCA GRANDE CSWY #G75 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,247 BOCA GRANDE NORTH $627,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Conventional 6/28/2018 $502.81 1 D5924043 SLD 2817 N BEACH RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,922 LEMON BAY ESTATES $627,000 3 2 0 2011 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/2 9/2018 $326.22 0.99 D5922884 SLD 1195 LARCHMONT DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,891 ENGLEWOOD GARDENS $747,500 4 3 0 1992 Private Single Family Residence Cas h, Conventional 6/27/2018 $192.11 0.95 N5916451 SLD 14 BOCA ROYALE BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,206 BOCA ROYALE $770,000 4 3 0 2003 Private, C ommunity S ingle Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 $240.17 0.96 D5916193 SLD 8400 MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3,816 NA $1,200,000 5 3 1 1950 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 6/26/2018 $314.47 0.96 D5912725 SLD 730 N MANASOTA KEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 4,665 MANASOTA SUB $4,400,000 5 5 1 2006 None Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 $943.19 0.9SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioN5917059 Sold 901 PADUA CT Venice By Way $75,000 4 2 0 1957 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 61.68 0.88 N5915104 Sold 525 MANATEE CT #15 Tropical Courts $97,000 1 1 0 1968 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 168.4 1 N6100528 Sold 1021 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #9 Greenview Villas $114,900 1 1 0 1983 Condominium Cash 6/25/2018 154.44 1 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Heated Area List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Dat e SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUEDO5713863 Sold 641 BRIARWOOD RD Venice Gardens $117,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 51.25 1.02 N5916916 Sold 255 FENWICK DR #20 Saybrook Manor $125,500 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 6/29/2018 125 0.97 A4402589 Sold 320 BASE AVE E #224 Gulf Breeze $127,000 2 1 0 1972 Condominium Conventional 6/27/2018 156.02 0.98 N5915709 Sold 929 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #18 Par Four $128,000 2 1 0 1986 Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 148.84 0.92 N5916312 Sold 672 WHITE PINE TREE RD #57 Bird Bay Village $130,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 131.31 0.96 A4205158 Sold 880 QUEEN RD South Venice $147,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 137.64 1.13 D6100100 Sold 708 TAMIAMI TRL S #305 Holiday Apts $149,900 2 2 0 1971 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 181.04 1 N6100569 Sold 754 AVENIDA ESTANCIA #159 Estancias Of Capri Isles $155,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 130.69 0.97 N6100985 Sold 758 VILLAGE CIR #205 Capri West $160,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Conventional 6/24/2018 129.87 1 N6100960 Sold 406 LAUREL LAKE DR #204 Gardens At Waterside Village $174,000 2 2 0 2000 Condominium Conventional 6/26/2018 136 .36 0.98 T3101708 Sold 605 PINEBROOK CRES #5 Pinebrook Lake Club $175,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 123.24 0.9 N6100150 Sold 864 SARANAC LAKE DR #104 South Preserve At Waterside Village $182,000 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Conventional 6/29/2 018 134.02 0.98 A4400423 Sold 329 BAY VISTA AVE Bay Acres Sub $185,000 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 194.74 0.95 N5917182 Sold 706 BIRD BAY DR W #143 Bird Bay Village $185,000 3 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 148.71 0.95 N5917021 Sold 1019 INDUS RD South Venice $189,990 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence FHA 6/25/2018 166.08 1 A4401793 Sold 1207 FALCON RD South Venice $199,900 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 6/26/2018 207.8 1 N6100058 Sold 200 PARK BLVD N #208 Bristol House $200,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Conventional 6/26/2018 202.84 0.92 A4208097 Sold 513 JESSICA ST S Hermosa Heights $200,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 6/28/2018 149.25 0.89 N5916999 Sold 990 BIRD BAY WAY #258 Bird Bay Village $210,000 3 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 6/28/2018 139.17 0.88 A4204334 Sold 5018 LINDA ST Manasota Sub $210,000 3 3 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 109.83 0.88 N5915939 Sold 105 PORTA VECCHIO BND #101 Toscana Isles $215,000 2 2 0 2017 Condominium Cash 6/25/2018 153.35 0.98 N5915447 Sold 1909 TRADEWINDS CIR Cove Pointe $215,000 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 118.65 0.96 N6100261 Sold 2408 LAKE SHORE DR Venetian Gardens $215,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 164.12 0 .86 N6100395 Sold 109 PORTA VECCHIO BND #102 Toscana Isles $218,890 2 2 0 2017 Condominium Cash 6/27/2018 156.13 0.98 A4402280 Sold 520 SHORE RD Not Applicable $220,000 2 1 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 269.61 0.96 N6100406 Sold 110 PORTA VECCHIO BND #102 Toscana Isles $224,990 2 2 0 2018 Condominium Cash 6/25/2018 160.48 0.94 A4407015 Sold 101 PORTA VECCHIO BND #201 Toscana Isles $225,000 3 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 6/28/2018 135.46 1 D5923364 Sold 1708 REEF CT Venice Gardens $225,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 138.89 0.96 N5915937 Sold 101 PORTA VECCHIO BND #201 Toscana Isles $225,000 3 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 6/28/2018 135.46 0.94 N5915847 Sold 101 PORTA VECCHIO BND #202 Toscana Isles $225,000 3 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 6/25/2018 135.46 0.92 N6100421 Sold 426 CANTERBURY RD Venice East $229,900 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence FHA 6/29/2018 169.54 1 A4205027 Sold 126 GULF AVE Venetian Gardens $235,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence VA 6/25/2018 161.73 1 N5917376 Sold 4972 NAUTILUS RD South Venice $237,000 3 2 0 1955 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 178.46 0.93 N5914537 Sold 1439 COLONY PL Waterford $242,000 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/26/2018 114.86 1.01 A4400741 Sold 12594 SHIMMERING OAK CIR Galilee Cemetery $242,500 2 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/2018 193.23 0.9 7 N6100587 Sold 1614 QUAIL LAKE DR Quail Lake $244,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 153.65 0.98 N5917085 Sold 1360 ROYAL RD South Venice $245,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 144.88 1.04 N5915917 Sold 5082 LAYTON DR Ventura Village $249,500 3 2 0 2012 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 160.55 0.96 A4401743 Sold 500 GARDENS EDGE DR #511 Magnolia Park $250,000 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Cash 6/27/2018 160.98 1 A4209951 Sold 428 E ROSSETTI DR Sorrento East $250,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence VA 6/27/2018 142.21 0.88 N6100411 Sold 800 SAN LINO CIR #832 San Lino $254,900 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 6/29/2018 171.3 1 N5916454 Sold 9019 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo $258,740 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 154.75 1 N5914003 Sold 19324 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village $259,369 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 142.82 1 A4215848 Sold 109 WAYFOREST DR Venice Golf & Country Club $260,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 126.46 0.95 N6100396 Sold 2210 LAKEWOOD DR Sorrento East $265,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 148.38 0.99 N5915727 Sold 88 NAVIGATION CIR #102 Bay Street Village & Towncenter Land Condo $265,000 2 2 0 2017 Condominium FHA 6/29/2018 168.36 0.98 N5916361 Sold 11968 BLAZING STAR DR Preserve at West Villages $269,530 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/27/2 018 164.25 1.01 N5915398 Sold 11745 GOOMBAY CT Caribbean Village $275,000 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 151.43 0.95 N5916293 Sold 12502 SAGEWOOD DR Grand Palm $280,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 184.33 0.98 N6100028 Sold 292 CASSANO DR Not Applicable $283,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 186.8 0.99 N5917265 Sold 20520 CAPELLO DR Venetian Falls $297,000 2 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 142.72 0.99 N5916800 Sold 12001 BLAZING STAR DR Preserve at West Villages $299,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 164. 65 0.96 A4208713 Sold 2301 JESSIE HARBOR DR #2301 Blackburn Harbor $300,000 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 6/29/2018 214.29 0.94 N5915811 Sold 12755 RICHEZZA DR Gran Paradiso $304,000 4 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 149.61 0.97 A4207115 Sold 925 DARTMOOR CIR Mission Valley $305,000 3 3 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 158.94 0.86 N6101002 Sold 13823 CAMPOLEONE STREET Islandwalk At The West Villages $307,239 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 6/25/2018 195.2 1 A4199347 Sold 5039 BELLA TERRA DR Venetia $310,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence FHA 6/29/2018 128.05 0.91 N5911485 Sold 19261 ISADORA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $311,000 2 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 216 .42 0.94 N6101006 Sold 10431 MEDJOOL DR Sarasota National $313,496 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 6/26/2018 169.55 1 N5916579 Sold 19313 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village $320,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 161.37 0.99 A4202618 Sold 136 ARECA PALM CT Venice Palms $322,500 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 132.39 0.98 A4214788 Sold 404 CASALINO DR Not Applicable $332,990 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 183.77 0.98 D5922614 Sold 20371 GRAZIE PL Gran Paradiso $335,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 180.3 0.99 N5915227 Sold 111 PESCADOR PL Toscana Isles $350,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/27/2018 176.5 0.99 N5914750 Sold 170 PALAZZO CT Venetian Golf And River Club $355,000 3 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 173.59 0.96 N5914975 Sold 227 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles $360,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 181.54 0.9 A4401125 Sold 657 MISTY PINE DR Sawgrass $368,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 195.02 0.97 N6100267 Sold 209 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms $370,000 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 185.84 0.97 A4214045 Sold 1308 COPPERWOOD DR Willow Bend $370,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 202.19 0.96 D6100595 Sold 636 N HAVANA RD North Venice Farms $380,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 188.59 1. 01 N5914618 Sold 1633 SAN SILVESTRO DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $382,000 2 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2 018 208.52 0.98 N6101057 Sold 33 RIVERFRONT DR Myakka Country $390,000 3 2 1 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 174.26 1 N5916698 Sold 734 FRINGED ORCHID TRL The Lakes Of Jacaranda $393,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/25/2018 165.61 0.98 N6101051 Sold 13664 YELMA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $395,415 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/20 18 200.92 1 O5706942 Sold 805 WOOD SORREL LN Lakes Of Jacaranda $410,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Other 6/29/2018 199.61 0.98 A4181873 Sold 21291 SANDAL FOOT DR Grand Palm $415,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence VA 6/29/2018 175.33 1.02 T3105745 Sold 11590 TAPESTRY LN #59 Renaissance $422,884 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/27/2018 158.09 0.9 8 N5915128 Sold 488 PINE LILY WAY Lakes Of Jacaranda $425,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/26/2018 165.95 1 A4198209 Sold 256 TURQUOISE LN Oaks $440,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 187.15 0.88 N5914945 Sold 20115 UFFIZI CT Gran Paradiso $460,000 4 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 180.25 1 N6100438 Sold 13519 SALINAS ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $474,500 3 3 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 6/28/2018 188 .59 1 A4211942 Sold 1178 CIELO CT Willow Chase $480,000 3 2 1 2014 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/28/2018 179.37 0.96 N5917289 Sold 5100 JESSIE HARBOR DR #403 Blackburn Harbor $482,500 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 6/25/2018 225.15 0.97 A4204563 Sold 3973 WAYPOINT AVE Not Applicable $530,000 3 3 1 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 232.97 0.9 A4209840 Sold 3913 WAYPOINT AVE Not Applicable $540,090 3 3 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 237.4 0.97 A4179509 Sold 250 HIDDEN BAY DR #A204 Not Applicable $545,000 3 2 1 2017 Condominium Cash 6/25/2018 251.62 0.96 A4209842 Sold 3909 WAYPOINT AVE Not Applicable $558,040 3 3 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 245.29 1.02 N6100209 Sold 277 MARTELLAGO DR Venetian Golf & River Club $572,300 4 3 0 2012 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 216.86 0.93 A4198544 Sold 631 ALHAMBRA RD #1004 Valencia Condo Apts $575,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Conventional 6/28/2018 447.82 0.96 A4407108 Sold 1527 SOUTHBAY DR Not Applicable $585,000 3 2 1 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/2018 228.07 0.98 N5914925 Sold 221 PORTOFINO DR Venetian Golf & River Club $585,000 4 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 185.95 0 .98 A4209969 Sold 405 TRENWICK LN The Reserve $600,000 4 3 1 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/27/2018 135.87 0.96 D5920076 Sold 2415 UPPAKRIK LN Uppakrik $600,000 4 3 1 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 6/25/2018 208.04 0.92 N5916625 Sold 13861 NEVIANO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $610,000 3 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 242 .45 0.98 N5916048 Sold 21208 ST PETERSBURG DR Grand Palm $650,000 3 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 264.66 0.98 N5913875 Sold 255 THE ESPLANADE N #706 Gulf Shores $650,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 6/27/2018 485.07 0.94 N5916886 Sold 404 BAYCREST DR Bay Shore Sec Of Venice $655,000 3 2 1 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 364.29 0.97 A4197483 Sold 554 DOVE POINTE Oaks $775,000 4 3 1 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 6/27/2018 221.37 0.91 N5914980 Sold 304 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles $777,590 3 3 1 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/26/2018 278.91 0.92 N5914978 Sold 300 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles $815,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/27/2018 261.13 0.96 N5916147 Sold 589 FLAMINGO DR Golden Beach $830,000 3 2 1 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 410.69 0.93A4203124 Sold 917 MACEWEN DR The Oaks $1,075,000 3 4 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 6/29/2018 264.26 0.91 N5913026 Sold 503 VELASQUEZ DR Sorrento Shores $1,150,000 4 3 1 1979 Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 6/29/2018 401 .82 0.89 A4206057 Sold 600 N JACKSON RD Not Applicable $8,600,000 8 13 4 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 6/29/2018 449.93 0.91 SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 of the home they want to buy, says Tim Deihl, associate broker with Gibson Sothebys International Realty in Boston. For many buyers, a classic starter home, which traditionally doesnt have many amenities, is more achievable. If your “rst home is the place youre going to have your family, maybe build an addition and stay there forever; thats one set of criteria. If your starter home will be a “nancial launchpad into a larger, better home, thats a different approach,Ž Deihl says. Another strategy: Look for an older home in a well-established neighborhood. Resales typically cost less than brand-new homes, says Bradley Hunter, chief economist for, a home-improvement matching service based in Golden, Colorado. Older homes typically need more maintenance and repairs, which offsets some of the cost savings. However, Hunter says, buyers who opt for a used home might be able to do repairs and renovations over time, pacing themselves to make the cost manageable. 3. Hire the right real estate agent When youre up against stiff competition, working with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market is key. Look for an agent who specializes in the neighborhoods youre interested in. Savvy agents should be able to answer your questions about neighborhood amenities, local schools, crime and nearby home values. A good buyers agent shines when it comes to negotiating the deal and writing a strong offer letter backed with solid data. Your agent can suggest certain strategies to win in a competitive market, such as limiting contingencies or writing a personal letter. Ask friends and relatives to recommend agents they have personally used and were happy with. Also, interview two or three different agents. Find out how they prefer to communicate with clients and how often youll get updates. Finally, research the agents youre considering online to see what past clients have said about their work. Find out more about how to “nd the right real estate agent. 4. Rethink location If youre thinking about starting a family in the future, dont focus too much on your homes location, size and school district just yet, Deihl says. Resetting those parameters can make it easier to buy a “rst home. Buyers may be in a position where schools wont impact them for six or seven years,Ž Deihl says. Thats a good opportunity to buy in the city, make some money and roll that into a community where they want to be longer term with the kids.Ž Buyers who sacri“ce location for affordability can “nd themselves in a neighborhood far from major job centers with a long daily commute and expensive transportation costs. Sometimes that trade-off makes sense, but not always, says Cathy Coneway, a broker for Stanberry & Associates Realtors in Austin, Texas. You have to look at how much you make and how much you can afford to spend for gas,Ž Coneway says. You might actually be better off buying a house thats closer to town so you have more cash ”ow for property taxes, insurance and living expenses.Ž 5. Make a strong offer When a well-priced starter house comes on the market, the quest to buy it can be super competitive,Ž Deihl says. One way to strengthen an offer is to present a loan preapproval that includes everything but a title search, appraisal and hazard insurance, says Jay Dacey, a mortgage broker at Metropolitan Financial Mortgage Co. in Minneapolis. A strategic phone call might help, too. We call the listing agent and say, Mr. and Mrs. Jones submitted an offer on your property. Not only are they preapproved, but theyve gone through the underwriting approval process with our bank,Ž Dacey says. That makes the offer stronger.Ž Other ways to entice sellers: Offer above asking price (if you can afford to), keep repair requests to a minimum, make a larger down payment or give them more time to move after closing.STARTERFROM PAGE 5


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 21 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 9Asolo Rep recently visited the North Port Public Library to run a theatrical workshop based on Kiplings Jungle Book.Ž Participants, between the ages of 5 and 13, had the opportunity to create their own storytelling jungle adventure.Jungle Book in the wild Delaynah LaRue, 9, pretends to be a lion. SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYAStephanie Gring, 5, pretends to use binoculars to nd the animals in the jungle. Brilynn Testa, 3, pays close attention to all the animals in the jungle. TODAY Eagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public chicken bbq, Masons BBQ Chicken Dinner. 1/2 Chicken, 3 sides, desert & Drink for $10 donation. 941-525-7212. PUBLIC INVITED 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 $6:00 VFW Aux. 550 N. McCall Rd. 4:00 6:00 P.M Dine In Carry Out Public Welcome 941 747-7516 FellowshipChurch YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. Its held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 Karaoke @ the Eagles, with Gil & Rhonda from 6-9 pm at the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd, 941-474-9802. Member drive. Food available to 8 pm MONDAY Crafting, Help us to craft items; bring lunch, we supply dessert at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St. 9:30 12:30 681-2048. Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play! Euchre, Euchre Every Mon & Wed @ l:00 PM. VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Rd., (941)474-7516 Come join us! Wings & Dancing, Wings dry & wet, burgers, salads & more 5-7pm Music: Robert & Wolfie 6-9pm Members and guests Rotonda Elks Open Music Jam, 6-9 every Monday.all musicians welcome, Indian mound Park.210 Winson ave, Englewood.941-786-6116 Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 TODAY Punta Gorda Elks, 8-12 Breakfast; 12pm Bar&Tiki open; 2-5 Funday Sunday; Music/Three of a Kind @ 25538 Shore,PG,6372606;members & guests Farmers Market, History Park Farmers Market open every Sunday 9am-1pm, 501 Shreve St., between Virginia Ave. & Henry St. 941-639-1887 Outdoor Market, American Legion 103 Fri, Sat, Sun 9-12 Variety of Vendors Year around, 2101 Taylor Rd Interested vendors call 626-2569 Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645, breakfast 7:30-11 Funday with Linda NASCAR/Bargo 12-7 AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money … join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Strengthen: Knees, The Yoga Sanctuary, $35, 1-3pm, 941-505-9642, FellowshipChurch YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/ kids, to get together for fun & food. Its held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 MONDAY Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 10AM Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki;4-7 Music/Jersey Vic;4:30-7:30 ChickenNite;7-9:30 Karaoke/BillyG@25538Shore,PG,6372606;mbrs&gsts Mahjong @ Daith, All are welcome to come play this fascinating game, Mondays at 12pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 4005 Palm Dr, PG 33950 PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Early birds 5 to 6pm, Jackpot Bingos 6-10pm, Food available 4-6pm ENGLEWOOD EVENTS CHARLOTTE EVENTS TODAY AMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8-11am large menu to choose from only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 great selection only $7.00 $1 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 SOA Fry & Grill Day, A large menu to choose from, Relax & enjoy let the Sons cook for you 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, 3:00 Common Grounds Meeting Hall 12735 US-41 941-223-1262 Amateur Poets & Writers Read Public Welcome FREE FellowshipChurch YFF, FC YFF/Blast is for young families w/kids, to get together for fun & food. Its held at Rotonda Park @ 5:30pm 475-7447 MONDAY 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. Mahjongg, 9am-12:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Looking for more players. Will teach if interested. North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Wings 5-7, Q-7PM, Music by Mike & Co., 6:30-9:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Duplicate Bridge, $3/ person 12:30-4:30 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd Ella 429-8958 If you like bridge then come & play. Rummikub, 1-4 pm NP Senior Center 4940 Pan American Blvd 426-2204 Like cards but not holding them? This is played with tiles Amvets 312 Breakfast, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Daily Specials Show-Me-The-Money 6:30 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP NORTH PORT EVENTS Free Are You Prepared?Ž Seminar, Are You Prepared with a Will or Trust?Ž 10-11:30am, July 10, Charlotte State Bank & Trust North Port office, 4300 Aidan Lane. Trust and Investment Management Services Vice President Christine Hause weighs the pros and cons. To reserve, contact Susan Getson at 941-624-1911, Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to www.yoursun. com, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. adno=50520408 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDANOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2018-28 will be read for “ rst reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida with the second and “ nal reading to be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-28 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, CALLING FOR A REFERENDUM QUESTION TO BE PLACED BEFORE THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA AT THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION; PROVIDING A CHARTER REFERENDUM QUESTION DETERMINING WHETHER TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED 2018 CITY CHARTER WHICH WOULD REPLACE THE CURRENT CITY CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED 2018 CHARTER; PROVIDING FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE IF THE PROPOSED 2018 CHARTER IS APPROVED; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF THE ORDINANCE WITH THE SARASOTA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF THE TEXT OF THE PROPOSED 2018 CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE IF THE PROPOSED 2018 CHARTER IS APPROVED; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDNG AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 NORTH PORT „ The splash pad at Atwater Community Park will be closed from Monday through Thursday. The splash pad, at 4475 Skyway Avenue, will be closed for surface sealment treatment. It will be re-opened on July 13. The surface resealing is a necessary maintenance project to keep the surface in good shape,Ž said Tricia Wisner, Parks & Recreation Manager in a press release. We know that the Splash Pad is one of our heaviest used park amenities „ especially during the summer months „ and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause,Ž The pad will be pressure washed and dried on Monday. On Tuesday, Speciality Services LLC will roll and seal the splash pad surface. The process prevents damage from the chemically treated water hitting the splash pad. The sealant needs to sit for 48 hours before it can be used. The park will be usable on Friday. For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at 941-429-7275.Atwater splash pad closed for the weekSTAFF REPORT SUN FILE PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER-SOLARES Ashton Wills, 5, sits in the water to cool o from the heat in August 2016 at the Atwater Community Park splash pad. The pool is closed this week. NORTH PORT „ The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the opening of its new of“ces on Monday. In late June, the chamber moved from its of“ces off Tamiami Trail and South Sumter Boulevard, following Bayfront Health closing its of“ces in the plaza. The chambers decision to move has been in the works for a few years, as Chamber Executive Director Bill Gunnin was looking for more space. Gunnin also had mentioned that the construction along Tamiami Trail was making it hard for people to “nd the of“ce. The choice to move to the new space along North Sumter Boulevard will provide the chamber with more visibility and a better proximity to City Hall, according to Gunnin. The chamber along with residents will celebrate the opening of the new of“ces with a ribbon cutting Monday. The ribbon cutting will offer residents and visitors a chance to see the new space, and also meet with other chamber members and learn more about what the chamber offers. The chambers ribbon cutting will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the new Chamber of“ces, at 1337 N. Sumter Blvd., North Port. For more information visit the chambers website www. northportareachamber. com North Port Chamber to open new officeSTAFF REPORT NORTH PORT „ The North Port City Commission proclaimed that August 24 would mark the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence on Thursday. During Thursdays commission meeting, Mayor Vanessa Carusone read a proclamation marking the 27th anniversary of Ukraines independence from Russia. Carusone and the rest of the commission were joined by members of the Ukrainian American club. 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Page 24 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 12 From avid supporters of classic video games to British television shows and wizarding worlds, fandoms united at the Mid-County Regional Library. As part of their summer reading program, the library in Port Charlotte is hosting Random FandomŽ every single Saturday for kids of all ages. FandomŽ is a term for a community of fans. We get a lot of different people who want to celebrate their obsessions. We all have fandoms,Ž said Librarian Supervisor Erin Creighton. Its a good way for us to prevent the summer slide by getting them involved and reading over break.Ž This event, in particular, was the brainchild of Ashley Guerzo, a library technician who got the idea while she was on vacation. Each week, a different game, movie or television show will act as the theme, giving everyone a chance to see what they love highlighted and explore new realms. This week is Pokemon. We also have Minions, Incredibles, Dr. Who, Harry Potter „ a ton of things „ planned. It lets the kids discover new things „ maybe theyve heard of something but never really gotten into it „ and make new friends,Ž Guerzo said. They get to interact with each other and the fandoms through crafts, activities and games. The game on Saturday was a scavenger hunt around the library. In the catch em allŽ spirit, children and families had to “nd all of the carefully hidden Pokemon and take sel“es with them. The “rst three to “nish would win special prizes. Ashley was basically on her hands and knees looking for good spots to put all the cutouts for an hour, I think theyre going to have a lot of fun,Ž Creighton said. Each Saturday event is scheduled to last an hour „ 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. „ but a majority of the activity is self-driven, meaning participants can take as little or as long as they need. The library also has a spacious kids wing so even after they “nish, there is plenty to do. Libraries try to balance being fun with being educational and I think we do a really good job of that here. Even with Random Fandom, we try to incorporate learning tools. We have all the Pokemon books and movies set up to hopefully inspire kids to look at them and check them out,Ž Creighton said. The program will run from July to August and already has a following of nearly 50 children, many of whom plan to come back next weekend. When I heard about it, it seemed really fun and I like how it gets people out and to the library,Ž said Riley Carpenter as she balanced her scavenger hunt sheet on top of three large novels. Im definitely a fan of Pokemon but I still plan on coming to the other days,Ž she continued. Every summer, the library strives to provide fun programs for children and their parents, with Random Fandom being only one of many. They hope to continue offering creative, educational outlets for years to come. We probably wont do something exactly like this next year but we really like the spirit of it. We always want to find new ways to get kids involved,Ž Creighton said. Random Fandom is held on Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Library. Next weeks theme is Minions.Ž A read and feed program is also offered on weekdays during the summer. For more information, visit them on Facebook @ CCLibraries. Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comRandom Fandom entertains kids this summerMid-County Regional Library offers up more than booksBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER RANDOM FANDOMMid-County Regional Library Every Saturday, July-August Ages 10-18 welcome Call 941-613-3166 for more information SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONLivia Kiszka and Kylee Petersen take a sele with their nd. Children and parents alike rush around the kids wing of Mid-County to try and win the scavenger hunt. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeStop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign designed to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before trained professionals arrive on the scene. Now a part of the Department of Homeland Security, the program grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December of 2012. In April 2013, the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events was convened by the American College of Surgeons under the guidance of University of Connecticut trauma surgeon Lenworth M. Jacobs Jr. They said its ridiculous that people in those situations are dying from blood loss,Ž said Bayfront Health EMS Coordinator Jennifer McManus. They estimate that 40 percent of people who die from blood loss after a traumatic injury could have survived if somebody had stepped up an acted.Ž Homeland Security says a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within “ve minutes, and the National Trauma Institute says hemorrhaging is responsible for almost 35 percent of pre-hospital deaths and 40 percent of deaths in the “rst 24 hours after a traumatic event. McManus and Bayfront, along with others, have brought the Stop the Bleed program to Charlotte County. McManus said the campaigns primary goal is to get people to follow a simple maxim: If you Learn how to stop life-threatening bleedingDAN | 6 Stop the Bleed, a free educational seminar, will be held Tuesday, July 17, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. The event lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. Call 941-637-1655 to register.The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldnt overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns Zusman Eye Care Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In support of UV Safety Month in July, Zusman Eye Care Center joins the Academy in sharing information on how to keep eyes safe from sun damage. Excess sun exposure can put people at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. If eyes are exposed to strong sunlight for too long without protection, UV rays can burn the cornea and cause temporary blindness in a matter of hours. Longterm sun exposure has also been linked to an increased risk of cataracts, cancer and growths on or near the eye. Here are “ve things people can do to cut their risk of eye damage from the sun: Wear the right sunglasses: Look for those labeled UV400 or 100 percent UV protection when buying sunglasses. Less costly sunglasses with this label can be just as effective as the expensive kind. Darkness or color doesnt indicate strength of UV protection. UV rays can go through clouds, so wear sunglasses even on overcast days. And while contacts may offer some bene“t, they cannot protect the entire eye area from burning rays. Dont stare at the sun: Sunworshippers take note: directly gazing at the sun can burn holes in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of cells in the back of the eye needed for central vision. This condition is called solar retinopathy. While rare, the damage is irreversible. Check your medication labels: One in three adults uses medication that could make the eyes more vulnerable to UV ray damage, according to a Protect your eyes from sun damagePROVIDED BY ZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTER PHOTO PROVIDEDLook for sunglasses labeled UV400 or 100 percent UV protection. Less costly sunglasses with this label can be just as eective as the expensive kind. Darkness or color doesnt indicate strength of UV protec tion.EYES | 3The bene“ts of Fawcett Memorial Hospitals $50 million expansion reach from the very practical „ parking will no longer be a problem „ to the cosmetic „ rooms will be newer, nicer „ to the medically advanced „ stroke and cardiac care will perch on the cutting edge. Our community is expanding faster than the hospitals are expanding,Ž said Bill Hawley, hospital CEO. During season, our hospital is just full. The hospitals really have not grown with the community. This is Fawcett growing with its community.Ž The project, which began in June 2017, is expected to be complete this time next year. When all is said and done, the project will add 20 new private rooms and 16 beds to the current 237-bed capacity, a fourstory garage with about 500 parking spaces, and new lab and medical facilities. Construction on the garage wont begin until November, but construction is ongoing in several sections of the hospital, which is undergoing its “rst major refurbishing since it was built in 1975. Its like working a Rubiks cube,Ž Hawley said of the construction. You have to move this thing back and over in order to move the other color over in order to solve the puzzle. And thats what were doing.Ž The most important news is medical. Fawcett is adding two cardiac catheterization labs and a one electrophysiology lab. Electrophysiology is the study of the electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. Its practical application is in the “eld of cardiology. The EP lab is really, really high tech,Ž Hawley said. Our cardiologists actually can go in a rewire your heart.Ž The hospital also will be acquiring the equipment necessary for it to become a comprehensive stroke center. It will have the staff and the equipment to not only deliver clot buster drugs, but also go into the vein with a catheter. Were going to be able to go up to where the clot is in the brain, and were going to be able to suck that out. It is the next level of stroke care. Its a big deal, and before the year is over we will be able to provide that service to Charlotte County,Ž Hawley said. The medical stuff may be important, but the most anticipated change coming to the hospital on Olean in Parkside is the parking garage, which will be constructed behind the hospital. Parking right now is pretty much a mess. 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Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 President Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives: Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@sun-herald. com. News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in Sundays edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact feelingfit@sun-herald. com or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitNow that the worlds leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new gaming disorderŽ classi“cation from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the same kind of addictive illness as drugs. The strictest de“nition of addiction refers to a disease resulting from changes in brain chemistry caused by compulsive use of drugs or alcohol. The de“nition includes excessive use that damages health, relationships, jobs and other parts of normal life. Brain research supports that de“nition, and some imaging studies have suggested that excessive gaming might affect the brain in similar ways. Under a looser de“nition, addiction is considered a disease of extreme behavior. Any behavior carried to extreme that consumes you and keeps you from doing what you should be doing becomes an addiction as far as life is concerned,Ž said Dr. Walter Ling, a UCLA psychiatrist. In its widely used manual for diagnosing mental illness, the American Psychiatric Association calls excessive video gaming a conditionŽ but not a formal diagnosis or disease, and says more research is needed to determine if it quali“es as an addiction.DRUGS AND THE BRAINCertain drugs including opioids and alcohol can over-activate the brains reward circuit. Thats the system that under normal circumstances is activated when people engage in behaviors conducive to survivalŽ including eating and drinking water when thirsty, explained Dr. Andrew Saxon, chairman of the associations addiction psychiatry council. The brain chemical dopamine regulates these behaviors, but narcotic drugs can ”ood the brain with dopamine, encouraging repeated use and making drug use more rewarding that healthy behaviors, Saxon said. Eventually increasing amounts are needed to get the same effect, and brain changes lead to an inability to control use.WHAT ABOUT OTHER SUBSTANCES?Caffeine is a stimulant and also activates the brains reward system, but to a much lesser degree than addictive drugs. The rewardŽ can make people feel more alert, and frequent users can develop mild withdrawal symptoms when they stop, including headaches and tiredness. Caffeine-containing chocolate may produce similar effects. Neither substance causes the kinds of life problems found in drug addiction, although some coffee drinkers develop a tolerance to caffeine and need to drink more to get the same buzzŽ or sense of alertness. The World Health Organization recognizes caffeine dependenceŽ as a disorder; the American Psychiatric Association does not and says more research is needed. The term addiction is tossed around pretty commonly, like chocoholic or saying youre addicted to reality TV,Ž said Dr. Ellen Selkie, a University of Michigan physician who studies teens use of digital technology. But addiction means an inability to control use to the point where youre failing at life,Ž she said.WHAT ABOUT BEHAVIOR?The only behavior classi“ed as an addiction in the American Psychiatric Associations diagnostic manual is compulsive gambling. To be diagnosed, gamblers must have several symptoms including repeatedly gambling increasing amounts of money, lying to hide gambling activity, feeling irritable or restless when trying to stop, and losing jobs or relationships because of gambling. Research suggests excessive gambling can affect the brain in ways similar to addictive drugs. Since the diagnostic manual was last updated, in 2013, studies have bolstered evidence that excessive video gaming may do the same thing, and some experts speculate that it may be added to the next update. The manual doesnt include sex addiction because theres little evidence that compulsive sexual behavior has similar effects on the brain. Many excessive gamblers, gamers and sex addicts have other psychiatric conditions, including anxiety, attention de“cit disorder and depression, and some mental health specialists believe their compulsive behaviors are merely symptoms of those diseases rather than separate addictions. Excessive use of the internet and smartphones is also absent from the psychiatric manual and World Health Organizations update. Psychiatrists disagree on whether that is a true addiction „ partly because overuse is hard to measure when so many people need to use their smartphones and the internet for their jobs.DOES THE TERM MATTER?The World Health Organizations decision to classify excessive video gaming as an addiction means gaming disorderŽ will be added to this years update to the organizations International Classi“cation of Diseases. Doctors worldwide use that document to diagnose physical and mental illnesses. Insurers, including Medicaid and Medicare, use billing codes listed there to make coverage decisions. The American Psychiatric Associations manual is widely used for defining and diagnosing mental disorders. If conditions arent listed in these documents, insurance coverage for treatment is unlikely.What makes something truly addictiveBy LINDSEY TANNERAP MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOIn this 2013 le photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 Over the last 20 years, bone fracture rates in women have declined thanks to osteoporosis screening and treatment. But increasingly, experts say, the emphasis on women and osteoporosis has fostered a sexist view of the bone-weakening disease. Thats harmful to men, whose bones also weaken with age, though later than for women. Whats more, men are twice as likely as women to die within a year of breaking a hip, research shows. Osteoporosis is considered a disorder of postmenopausal women,Ž said Robert Adler, chief of endocrinology at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The public perception of osteoporosis is the old woman with the dowagers hump,Ž said University of Pittsburgh epidemiologist Jane A. Cauley. That perception „ or misperception „ may be reinforced by the latest screening guidelines from an in”uential government advisory panel, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended, as it has for years, that women 65 and older and younger women with risk factors such as smoking be screened for osteoporosis with bone density scans, called DEXA. But not men. Even though the task force found convincing evidenceŽ that the scans detect osteoporosis and predict fractures in both men and women, it said there is inadequateŽ evidence that treatment reduces fracture rates in men. Experts say that lack of data is because pharmaceutical companies big clinical trials comparing drug treatment to placebo were all done in women. Thats a contrast to research in conditions such as heart disease, which historically has emphasized men despite the fact that women are susceptible as well. Cauley said doing a major placebo-controlled trial in men would be a waste of money,Ž because the circumstantial evidence that men would bene“t is overwhelming. In a journal editorial accompanying the guidelines, Cauley said screening men is justi“ed and should target those 70 and older who have a high probability of fracture.Ž The Philadelphia-based American College of Physicians has taken the same stance; it recommends bone scans for high-risk men, such as those taking corticosteroids or hormone-blocking prostate cancer drugs. The Endocrine Society, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and other organizations go even further, recommending bone density testing in all men 70 and older. It would be nice to have de“nitive proof to guide us,Ž said Endocrine Society chair Nelson B. Watts, director of Mercy Health osteoporosis and bone health service in Cincinnati. What the societys task force reasoned is that the incidence of fractures in men tends to parallel that of women, but “ve to 10 years later. So ours is a logic-based recommendation.Ž Waning sex hormones play an important part in osteoporosis. In women, estrogen abruptly plunges at menopause, around age 50. Men, in contrast, have a much more gradual decline in testosterone, so their fracture risk rises around age 70. Over a lifetime, fractures are more common in women. Studies show half of women will break a bone, compared with 20 percent of men. But when men suffer the worst fracture „ a hip „ it can be devastating. Screening is further complicated by insurance and other issues. A big study of Medicare recipients published this year found that hip fracture rates in older women, which declined every year from 2002 to 2012, have leveled off. Another study found only about 27 percent of women age 65 to 79 were screened between 2008 and 2014. Experts speculate that screening has been discouraged by shrinking insurance reimbursement for bone scans, and media coverage of rare but devastating jaw bone damage linked to bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed class of bone-building drugs. Still, guidelines from the preventive services task force hold sway with insurers and primary care doctors. Most men and women who could get screened are seen by primary care doctors,Ž said Cauley, the Pitt epidemiologist. The task force may discourage the screening of older men.ŽUpdated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only womenBy MARIE MCCULLOUGHTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHOTO PROVIDEDOver a lifetime, fractures are more common in women. Studies show half of women will break a bone, compared with 20 percent of men. But when men suer the worst fracture „ a hip „ it can be devastating. FEELING FIT 3 sun safety survey by the Academy. These include certain antibiotics, birth control and estrogen pills, and psoriasis treatments containing psoralen. Check the labels on your prescriptions to see if they cause photosensitivity. If so, make sure to protect your skin and eyes or avoid sun exposure when possible. Put a lid on it: In addition to shades, consider wearing a hat with broad brim. They have been shown to signi“cantly cut exposure to harmful rays. Dont forget the sunscreen! Dont drive without UV eye protection: Dont assume that car windows are protecting you from UV light. A recent study found that side windows blocked only 71 percent of rays, compared to 96 percent in the windshield. Only 14 percent of side windows provided a high enough level of protection, the researchers found. So when you buckle up, make sure you are wearing glasses or sunglasses with the right UV protection. Find more information on how to protect your eyes from the sun year-roundat the Academys EyeSmart website at https://www. Zusman Eye Care Center is a state of the art facility providing a variety of services ranging from routine eye exams to medical and surgical treatment of eye disease. Dr. Zusman specializes in no stitch, no needle, no patch cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. He also performs laser surgery and eyelid surgery. Additional interests include glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular trauma/injuries. There is an optical shop and a licensed optician on the premises offering the latest styles in glasses. Zusman is a board certi“ed ophthalmologist and a consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was voted Best Ophthalmologist in Charlotte County from 2011-2015. He has been serving Charlotte County since 1988. Zusman Eye Care Center is located at 3430 Tamiami Trail, Ste A in Port Charlotte. For further questions, call 941-624-4500..EYESFROM PAGE 1 Its important to know who to trust with your familys health because you want the very best. 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Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 By now it is no secret that a daily fresh vegetable salad is one of the pillars of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, even among the many who understand this fact, some have become discouraged or bored with the same-ol-same-ol salad. Armed with new ideas and a well-stocked fridge, you can enjoy a wide variety of veggie combinations that will put fresh excitement into your eating-for-health journey. Lets examine some of the gazillion ways in which you can reset your relationship with salads : A major category is based on a foundation of greens. Rotate them and use one kind of salad green or combine two to three of them together, particularly the dark green variety, such as Romaine lettuce, arugula, spinach, parsley and kale. To the bed of greens add chopped tomato, cucumber, bell pepper (any color), and red or green onion. Toss in ”avor and nutrition-boosting black kalamata or pimento stuffed green olives. And here is a fun idea: Use your humble veggie peeler to shave (lengthwise) nutrient-packed colorful ribbons of carrots or zucchini. A pretty salad adds to the joy of eating healthy. Grate and mix in radishes, zucchini or carrots for a different version, and add crumbled feta cheese, if desired. A green leafy salad topped with roasted walnuts, sun”ower, or pumpkin seeds and/or dried sweetened cranberries is another option. Instead of the cranberries, you might want to add halved and seeded orange sections or pieces of ripe pineapple „ yum. Salads can also be prepared without the greens. Make a tomato salad, cucumber salad, carrot salad, or choose one of the many different coleslaw recipes. Salad dressings are often treated as an afterthought but shouldnt. They add ”avor and can boost the salads nutritional pro“le. However, the raw truth is, most commercial dressings contain numerous unhealthy and unnecessary additives we cant even pronounce! A nutritious and delicious salad dressing is an utterly simple affair and can be made in 1 minute right in the salad bowl before adding the vegetables. Make most of your salad dressings from wine or apple vinegar, or lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. You can use this basic dressing as is, or add ”avor and nutrients with one or more dried or fresh herbs „ basil, oregano, mint, cilantro, parsley, or garlic, for example. To save time, you can make a larger quantity, enough for several salads, and refrigerate. Bring the dressing to room temperature before using, since the oil congeals when cold. Someone once said: Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if vegetables tasted like bacon.Ž Translation: SomeoneŽ did not have a clue how to prepare great-tasting veggies, but did know the enormously positive effect vegetables have on overall health. Ready? Get fresh. Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor and a blogger for the American Holistic Health Association.Having a salad drought? Heres help MISSION NUTRITION Judy E. Buss RED SLAW 2 servings 3 cups very thinly sliced then chopped red cabbage 1 large green onion, thinly sliced, including its white 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves DRESSING: 3 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste In a medium bowl, mix all dressing ingredients. Add in all other ingredients. SPINACH-CARROT-CRANBERRY SALAD 2 servings 3 cups torn baby spinach 1 medium carrot, grated 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries DRESSING: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or lemon juice teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard Salt and pepper to taste In a large bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Mix in all other ingredients, except for the cranberries. Divide the salad among two plates, and top with the cranberries. TIP: Cranberries tend to sink to the bottom when mixed with the salad in a large salad bowl. So sprinkle them on top, after the salad has been dished out on individual plates. TOMATO-BASIL SALAD 2 servings 2 medium ripe tomatoes 2 paper-thin slices red onion, finely chopped cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves DRESSING 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard teaspoon honey Salt and pepper to taste In a small bowl mix all dressing ingredients and set aside. Slice each tomato on a separate serving plate and arrange slices in a single-layered circle. Sprinkle the onion on the tomatoes. With a spoon drizzle the dressing evenly all over the salad and top with the basil. RECIPESWhen it comes to relationships, keep in mind that friends offer emotional support that family members cannot. Why? Friends help you view life from a less emotional viewpoint. For example, if your son is using drugs, family members might say: Hes turning out just like his father. We warned you about marrying him!Ž Friends, on the other hand, can offer more cool-headed advice. They might suggest professional counseling or talking with your son to gain insight. Having good mental health requires you have people to share your frustrations with. Family members can make stress intensify. Your relatives may see your life as a re”ection of their own, so they can drain your emotional bank account by judging you, making demands, and shaming you. Having too few friends or no close friends means youre left to work everything out on your own. Its critical to have three or four people you can talk openly with. Ideally, they will listen and not judge you unfairly. They will offer options when you feel backed into a corner. Friends are those special people you choose on purpose. You select them to take a seat at your inner circle of life because they add comfort, strength and, joy. Finding appropriate friends, however, takes a conscious effort. Keep these tips in mind: € Your friends should share your morals. While its good to have people in your life with varying interests and personalities, never choose friends who dont share your views on knowing right from wrong. € Your best friends will address problems like you would. For example, if you believe in speaking up about bullying, your closest friends will as well. € No friend will agree with you on everything. Thats good, however. Seeing life through someone elses perspective helps you review your own choices carefully. € You cant make friends overnight. Start collecting trustable friends now, if you dont have any. It takes time to see if any relationship will blossom. € Some friends will betray you. They will gossip behind your back and they will forsake you. Thats why it pays to have enough friends to balance out those who fail you. A friend of ours, whom well refer to as Diana, says shes ov erly cautious about friends. Two of my close friends stole two of my boyfriends in high school,Ž Diana laughs. Its made me nervous to this day about trusting people. We advised Diana to risk being hurt. You dont have to lend your credit cards to a friend or ask her to keep your husband company while youre out of town. With friends, you can set healthy limits as you go. Until you know someone for a long time, you dont really know them. It takes friendship failure to teach you how to judge others,Ž says a friend of ours well call Garrett. Its like playing any type of sport. You have to get knocked down, get up, think about your situation and move on. Thats how you grow.Ž Never place unfailing trust in other people, but learn how to get the good out of people. For example, someone might make you a terri“c pal for hiking. Another person might be someone youd love to spend a vacation with. Everyone isnt going to “t all of your needs. It takes a variety of people. Friends are like a good stock portfolio. You cant wait until youre too needy to make things work. Think ahead so you can make wise cho ices.Why friendships protect mental healthBy JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON and TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHOTO PROVIDEDFriends are those special people you choose on purpose. You select them to take a seat at your inner circle of life because they add comfort, strength and joy. FEELING FIT 4 Accepting New Primary Care Patients MEDICAL PAVILION CLINICServing the Community since 1984€ Physical Exams € Womens Health € Minor Surgical Procedures € ECHOs € IV Therapy € X-Rays € Stress Test € Hospital Coverage € Weight Loss € Diabetes € Hypertension € Impotence € Allergies € Arthritis € Workers Compensation € Physical TherapyWe Accept Medicare Assignments Local PPO & PHO & HMOMONDAY FRIDAY 8am 7pm | SATURDAY 9am 3pmDAVID S. BALLESTAS, MD, PA and ASSOCIATES(941) 629-9190 | After hours (941) 629-75932525 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 101 & adno=50538487 Jason Mlnarik, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Traumatic Injuries941-629-62621641 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte941-639-6699350 Mary Street, Punta 2003-2017 He could put Humpty Dumpty together again!!adno=50537877


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 NEWS & NOTESLocal primary care physician joins Bayfront Health Medical GroupLocal primary care physician Zaida Bermudez, M.D., has joined Bayfront Health Medical Group, and has moved her practice into the Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, located at 713 E. Marion Ave., Suite 131, Punta Gorda. With this addition, Bayfront Health Medical Group has ten of“ce locations, providing care in general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), cardiac surgery and now primary care. Dr. Bermudez provides a full range of primary care services and speaks both English and Spanish. She focuses on routine, preventive and problemfocused medicine for adults, from common illnesses to complex, chronic medical problems. She coordinates treatment with other specialists, as needed, to provide comprehensive care by scheduling screenings, providing information on leading a healthy lifestyle and managing chronic diseases. We are excited about this move,Ž says Dr. Bermudez. Were making sure our patients have access to the healthcare they need in a big way by joining forces with Bayfront Health.Ž Dr. Bermudez is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 941-575-1514. For more information, visit www. BayfrontMedicalGroup. com.Area Agency on Aging reveals new mission statementThe Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida announced today that its board of directors has approved a change to its of“cial mission statement. The new mission statement is now Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.Ž The statement was crafted by AAASWFL staff after several months of assessment and review. Our agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, so its a great time to reexamine our focus,Ž explains Marianne Lorini, President and CEO for AAASWFL. Our previous mission statement was more task-oriented. The new mission statement reveals a client-centered focus. It re”ects not only what we do but our vision for the clients we serve.Ž In 2017, AAASWFL assisted more than 33,000 older adults, caregivers and others in Southwest Florida through its programs and services, including the Elder Helpline, SHINE Medicare counseling, and health and wellness workshops. The agency received more than 65,000 calls to its toll-free helpline last year from individuals seeking services for older adults. Every member of our staff participated in crafting the new mission statement,Ž adds Lorini. We had company-wide workshops and a committee that worked on the new statement. Everyones input was valued „ from the folks who work with clients every day to our of“ce and administrative staff. Our board of directors was impressed by the entire teams commitment to the organization and our clients.Ž The mission statement is one of a number of new initiatives for AAASWFL in recent months. The agency restructured its organizational chart in February. AAASWFL also launched a redesigned website in April and e-newsletter in May. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonpro“t organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the states designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. More information about the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is available at www.aaasw”. org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337.Nutrition classJaimela J. Dulaney, M.D., and her staff will be starting a new six-week series of our next nutrition classes on the week of July 9, at 2495 Caring Way, Port Charlotte. Learn plant based cooking, menu planning, and the science supporting the health bene“ts and how a plant strong diet can reverse and prevent disease. If you are looking to get off your current medications this class is for you. The cost for the six-week session is $175. To register, call the of“ce at 941-235-9231. More information can be found at Ad Litem child advocate orientationThe Florida Guardian Ad Litem program supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of the children in Charlotte Couny who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by the adults in their life. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in your community, attend a one-hour orientation at the GAL of“ce, 18500 Murdock Circle Bldg. B Suite 203, Port Charlotte. Orientation will be held at noon on Monday, July 9. Open to all full-time residents at least 21 years of age with 8 to 10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own schedule with staff support and free training. For more information or to sign up for orientation, call 941-613-3233.Childbirth Education Programs offeredSarasota Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive childbirth education programs at its North Port Health Care Center, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. All sessions are taught by quali“ed instructors, on a rotating monthly schedule. For the educational sessions, youll need to sign-up in advance. We recommend signing up for classes by your second trimester and “nishing them four weeks prior to your due date. Upcoming classes include: € Monday, July 9: CPR for Infants 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. € Saturday, July 21: Prepared Childbirth Class 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm € Wednesday, July 25: Baby Care Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € Monday, Aug. 13: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € Saturday, Aug. 18: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. € Wednesday, Aug. 22: CPR for Infants 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. € Monday, Sept. 10: Baby Care Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € Saturday, Sept. 15: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. € Wednesday, Sept. 26: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register online at babies. veganThe North Port Friends of Wildlife will host a talk about being vegan called Being Vegan 101, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Shannon Staub Public Library, Room 159, 4675 Career Lane, North Port. The instructor is Samantha Gentrup, a middle school teacher who has lived a vegan lifestyle for 10 years. RSVP at northportfowl@ or by phone 513-967-8575 or visit www. northportfriendsofwildlife. org.Venice Parkinsons Wellness ClubBeginning on Aug. 2, the Venice Parkinsons Wellness Club will be featured on a new day at a new location: “rst Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Jacaranda Trace, 3600 William Penn Way, Venice, Florida. The Venice Parkinsons Wellness Club will remain at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce for July.Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ Port Charlotte Parkinsons Support Group with Karla Brody, NCF Care Advisor: Murdock Baptist Church, 18375 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 10. € North Port Wellness Club, How to Improve Your Balance and FlexibilityŽ with Karen Foust, Physical Therapist, Sarasota Memorial Hospital: North Port Medical Plaza (2nd Floor Conference Room) 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 11. € North Port Special Event, Understanding Xadago for Parkinsons Symptom ManagementŽ Featuring Dr. Dean Sutherlan, Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port 5600 Peace River Road, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 16. RSVP required at 941-928-2791. North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 18. € Englewood Parkinsons Support Group Understanding Parkinsons Disease and Resources for Symptom ManagementŽ with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager: St. Davids Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 20. € High Tea and Social honoring Care Partners. This social will feature piano music by Lyn Ford, tea and refreshments, and a special message for Care Partners by Care Advisor Karla Brody at Brookdale Venice, 1420 E. Venice Ave., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24. RSVP required at 941-928-5886. MEDICAL2030 $2000 Sign on BONUS!! 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Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 FEELING FIT 6 see someone with a traumatic injury, act on it.Ž She will show you how to act on it at a free educational seminar Tuesday, July 17, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. The event lasts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. McManus will show how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and demonstrate how to stop the bleeding after an injury. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death,Ž she said. Stop the Bleed started from the school shootings, but its so much more now. It can apply to a motor vehicle accident, getting hurt around the house or at work, anything that could cause blood loss due to an injury.Ž The course includes a lecture and skill station, where attendees can practice various techniques to stop bleeding. The “rst thing you need to do in a trauma situation,Ž McManus said, is to make sure youre okay, then look for the life-threatening bleeding. Basically, you want to try and compress it using two “ngers for leverage and try to hold pressure. If you have a kit, you place gauze between your “ngers and the wound. In the extremities, if compression is not going to work, you need to use a tourniquet, and in the torso area, you may need to pack the wound.Ž Stop the Bleed trauma kits are available for purchase online at various prices. The kit includes various dressings and a military-grade tourniquet called the CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet). We train people how to use the CAT at the seminar,Ž McManus said, as well how to fashion a tourniquet out of a piece of cloth.Ž The kits includes gauze and dressings that can be used to pack torso wounds, but again, a shirt or other cloth may suf“ce. Packing the wound then pressing down with a ”at hand creates internal pressure. Partnering with the Charlotte County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), McManus and Bayfront have trained close to 300 people. (Next week: Bringing Stop the Bleed to Charlotte County schools.) Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1reserved for physicians. and hit the back lot. There, you will “nd nothing resembling an empty parking space. Maybe a guy in a golf cart waiting to pick up a pedestrian. Maybe folks on foot looking for the Cultural Center. But no parking spots. The best way to park right now is through the hospitals free valet service. That, Hawley says, will change. Parking spaces will be made available to patients and visitors. Valet will be available, and then self-parking will be an option in a couple lots on campus, plus the parking garage. Parking is a real problem,Ž he said. Its been a problem for years. Thats a big component of making our campus work for the community.Ž So, the project will raise bed capacity, add parking and enhance medical services. At the end of the project,Ž Hawley said, the community is going to have a hospital that is much better equipped to provide the kind of service it deserves.ŽFAWCETTFROM PAGE 1 Our Medical Community M. Jarrah, M.D.,P.A. Vascular, Thoracic and Endovascular Surgery 2525 Harbor Blvd. Suite 202 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: 941-613-3773 Fax: 941-629-6770adno=50537920 Now Offering minimally invasive Vascular procedures performed in of“ ce. Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., FACOS Eric E. 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Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 As people get a little older, most of them start to look for ways to simplify their lives. Many begin with addressing their living situation, either by downsizing to a smaller home or a condominium, or by moving to an independent living facility. One of the newest in the area, Towers of Venice, is offering seniors personalized, resort-style livingŽ in a safe environment, and its garnering attention as one of Southwest Floridas premier retirement communities. Located right next door to its sister property, Gardens of Venice, an, the Towers of Venice just opened up a few months ago. Venissa Driggers, who is the administrator for both properties, said that one of the most important things that the luxury Towers offers its residents is a packed schedule of activities. A lot of people dont realize how crucial it is for their loved ones to get out there and socialize,Ž she said. Were very involved with our residents and theyre here interacting with other residents, because meal time and activities are number one with them.Ž With billiard, card and exercise rooms, as well as movie theatre, swimming pool and full spa, there is never a shortage of things for Tower residents to do. But there are also regular fundraising events scheduled for the residents, each one benefitting a different nonprofit organization. All events are also open to the public, usually cost only $5 and include things like bingo nights, wine tastings and the very popular Dine n Dash.Ž With the one we have coming up on July 18, proceeds go to the American Cancer Society,Ž Driggers said. For $5, they get a chef-prepared meal. All of our food here is made fresh to order, and we accommodate all therapeutic diets.Ž One amenity most all Towers residents take advantage of is the services of the staff concierge. That is the person who can schedule and make arrangements for transportation to shop, visit doctors, or anything else residents need. Physicians can also come and perform services in treatment rooms right in the facility, as well as take X-rays and perform lab testing. And a brand new, full-service spa is scheduled to open up by Aug. 1. The Kyle Kurtis Spa will have hair stylists, massage therapists and estheticians on staff, as well as a physician who will administer treatments like Botox, Restylane and Cool Sculpting. Driggers said that there are several different layouts and pricing options for potential residents who are interested in the Towers of Venice for an independent living option. We have large studios and small and larger one-bedroom units,Ž she said. We have a wait list right now for our twobedroom units. There are also some move-in specials going on right now, because a lot of people dont yet know we are open.Ž The Towers of Venice is located at 2901 Jacaranda Blvd. For more information, visit the website at or call 941-497-0650.New assisted living facility offers resort-style living for seniorsBy DEBBIE FLESSNERFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY DEBBIE FLESSNERVenissa Driggers is the administrator of Towers of Venice and Gardens of Venice next door. There are several dierent oor plans to choose from at Towers of Venice. This one is an eciency. Multiple dining rooms and a sta chef provide plenty of opportunities for Towers of Venice residents to have a delicious meal. The exercise room has equipment that is suitable and safe for seniors. FEELING FIT 8 You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in Having a venous ulcer is like having a red-hot poker on your leg. I didnt realize there was a laser procedure was so easy .ŽNorma Run dont walk to Dr. Joyce!Ž adno=50537889


KANSAS CITY „ Its a culinary school and a “tness complex. On some days, its a farmers market. This is the culmination of everything youve been waiting for,Ž pitches Cerner Corp.s website dedicated to the upcoming crop of college graduates. In its nonstop hunt for young talent, what Kansas Citys medical-data giant does not pitch very hard is that its a corporation. Employers everywhere know that millions of millennials favor independence and choice. On laptops they can launch start-ups from a couch. Famous for protesting the ways of Wall Street, many are drawn to Uber, eBay, freelancing and other parts of a burgeoning gig economy that lets them earn a living without answering to The Man. But their skills are needed. So companies seeking young professionals are crafting bene“ts to help employees be purposeful, proud and personal. Not minions. Human resource managers say bene“t options should integrate job life, home life and social life to address the whole personŽ rather than just the one in the cubicle. This is the year to do it. The 2018 graduation season ushers into the workforce the tail end of the largest American generation of all time. And theyre facing arguably the best job market that the under-35 demographic has ever known. Though this generations bookend ages have always teetered, the nonpro“t Pew Research Center set the years of birth between 1981 and 1996. That places more than 56 million millennials in the job market, now outnumbering baby boomers. The youngest are about 21 and are wrapping up four-year degrees. In 2015, the U.S. workforces on-demandŽ revolution lured 3.2 million people, mostly millennials, to Uber, Amazon Flex and other app-driven gig platforms. According to software consultant Intuit, that number will more that double by 2020. The challenge for conventional employers is to coax this generation into the of“ce 9 to 5. For some time, the Grant Thornton accounting “rm has been among the more innovative of major employers rolling out appealing perks. Heres the latest: free breast-milk delivery. New moms at Grant Thornton can pump while on business trips and have the milk shipped overnight to their babies in Kansas City. The company has a deal with a California out“t called Milk Stork to address a practical dilemma for young working mothers. Thats in addition to bene“ts such as unlimited days off and $100 reimbursements for adopting rescue animals. Workplace recruits anymore want employers to recognize all those important aspects of their lives and not just their life at work,Ž said Jessica Robino, human resources manager at Grant Thorntons downtown of“ce. At Pro Athlete Inc., a Northland-based online retailer of sporting goods, unlimited paid time off „ so long as your tasks are done „ is part of its empowerment culture.Ž Besides creating an environment in which Pro Athlete workers wish to stay „ most are in their 20s or 30s „ plum bene“ts make sense from a practical standpoint: Todays techies can be be tomorrows competitors. After all, anyone these days can download Shopify and be running their own online (stores) in a matter of months,Ž said chief operating of“cer Andrew Dowis, himself a millennial at age 33. Pro Athlete perks that older workers would likely never expect include no-cost health coverage, weekly massages and free meals all day at work. Still, newfangled bene“ts may not be the ticket to get young, creative professionals in the door. The thing that draws me the most is making decent money,Ž said University of MissouriKansas City music student James Taylor. As for that free breast-milk delivery, fellow music major Jelica Montelongo was not impressed. If I had a newborn and was off on a business trip, Im not sure Id trust a company delivering my milk,Ž Montelongo said. Id just rather an employer have a policy that I dont have to travel far if Im breastfeeding. Maybe thats the better bene“t.Ž Debt, pets, ID theft Many companies have buffed up packages to include assistance to relieve crushing student loans, free gym memberships, smartphone discounts, protection against identity theft and paid time off for staff to attend charity causes. Theres a social aspect to the work environment that we think is importantŽ to younger employees, said Julie Wilson, executive vice president and chief people of“cerŽ at Cerner Corp. The social aspect includes Cerner campuses offering monthly cooking classes, dog-walking services, days in which local farmers bring in their organically grown produce and personal “nancial planning. 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Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 Your Dream Job Is Waiting For You Find it in the Classifieds Fishing For A New Career? Check Out The Classifieds In TheNext time you get asked, Whats your current salary?Ž in a job interview, check your ZIP code. It is now illegal for employers to ask job applicants about their previous salaries in at least eight states and eight counties and cities. The laws and ordinances passed in the past two years are aimed at narrowing the persistent pay gap between men and women. A prospective employer who knows your current salary can offer you a pay bump based on that “gure -or keep your new salary low. If youre a woman, you likely make less in your current job than a male recruit with the same skills and experience. An employer can offer a woman a pay bump for a new job and still pay her less than a man. Were seeing tremendous momentum behind the idea of banning questions about prior salary,Ž says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates state pay-history bans. Its a speci“c, very actionable thing that can be put in place in a proactive way and helps to stop the cycle of systemic wage disparities.Ž Prohibiting salary-history questions probably bene“ts managerial and professional job candidates the most, Shabo said. But it also will bene“t people who might have moved from a low-cost region to a more competitive market, or who took time off from work. Thats a lot of people in an era where caregiving is common, where migration is common.Ž Even proponents of eliminating the question, however, arent sure whether wage-history bans will help close the gender pay gap. Business groups including chambers of commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management oppose the bans. Some economists think it could back“re on the women it is supposed to help. And two states, Wisconsin and Michigan, have enacted laws designed to pre-empt salary-history bans. Across all occupations, women working full time earn about 82 percent of what men do, according to the Institute for Womens Policy Research, a social science research institute. Its a disadvantage that follows women throughout their careers, said Mary Pollock, a government relations coordinator for the Michigan chapter of the American Association of University Women. Theyre not basing starting salaries on experience, she said. A lot of them want to “nd out the cheapest they can get an employee for, so they offer a bit more than the person is currently making,Ž Pollock said. And getting a lowball starting salary goes right into how much Social Security you have, and how much 401(k) you have, and how much pension you have.Ž Causes of the gender pay gap range from discrimination to women taking time off from work for caregiving and raising children, and negotiating less aggressively for raises. Research shows that women who negotiate for raises could be punished for it in ways that men arent. There are a lot of different factors that go into the gender pay gap and there are a lot of different remedies, but this is one important piece,Ž said Kate Nielson, state policy counsel for the American Association of University Women. People are sick of being paid unfairly. The ban on salary history is something incredibly tangible.Ž Massachusetts enacted the “rst salary-history ban in 2016. Oregon, California, New York, Delaware, Vermont and Connecticut followed, as has Puerto Rico. New Jersey bans public employers from asking about previous salaries. The Hawaii Legislature passed a ban proposal and sent it to the governor. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois vetoed a ban last year, but the Legislature revived similar legislation this year. On the ”ip side, Michigan and Wisconsin have enacted laws blocking city and county bans, as part of broader legislation seeking to pre-empt employer mandates such as paid sick leave. To its proponents, a ban on asking the previous salary question makes intuitive sense. So many of us have been in the position of having to respond to that question,Ž said Andrea Johnson, senior counsel for state policy at the National Womens Law Center. Its also an easy “x. Its not that hard for employers to stop having this information and using it in the hiring process.Ž Barring wage-history questions is one proposal seeking to narrow the gender wage gap. Others include requiring paid sick leave and family leave. Because salary-history bans incur no public costs, theyre easier to get enacted by state legislatures, Johnson said. But its too soon to know if the laws will have an impact. The hope is that it will focus companies and line managers on having more explicit pay policies and starting to rely on peoples skills and experience rather than their prior salary,Ž said Ariane Hegewisch, the program director for employment and earnings at the womens policy research institute. Because it hasnt been implemented, we cannot say with certainty that it has been happening. But that is the hope.Ž Cities including Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Chicago and San Francisco have adopted ordinances that prohibit asking new city workers for their salary histories. Despite Wisconsins pre-emption of salary-history bans for private employers, Milwaukee last month adopted an ordinance prohibiting city agencies from asking applicants about salary history. Its important to send a message to the private sector,Ž said Tony Zielinski, the alderman who sponsored the ordinance. Success begets success. Eventually this will spill over into the private sector.Ž It may end up in court “rst. The wage-history argument got a boost when a federal appeals court ruled in favor of a math teacher, Aileen Rizo, who sued the Fresno, Calif., school district for paying her a lower starting salary than her male colleagues based on her previous salary in a different state. Prior salary is not a justi“cation for paying women less than their male counterparts, the court ruled. Fresno of“cials said they would appeal the April decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Wage-history prohibitions have also been challenged in Philadelphia, which last year adopted a salary-history ban for private employers and public agencies. A dozen of Philadelphias largest employers and the local Chamber of Commerce sued, saying the bill infringed on First Amendment rights. A federal judge agreed, saying the law infringed on employers free-speech rights, but also ruling that companies could not rely on previous salaries to set pay. The city is appealing. But a ban on asking a job applicants previous salary could back“re, said Jennifer Doleac, an economist at the University of Texas A&M who has studied ban the boxŽ laws that forbid employers from asking about applicants criminal history. Because of ban the box laws, Doleac found, employers interviewed fewer African-American and Hispanic men, excluding demographic groups they believed likely to have criminal records. Without information on pay history, employers will still try to offer women lower salaries, Doleac said. Its a pretty good guess that if youre offering a job to a woman, shes probably being paid less than men, so you might as well lowball her.Ž Women who are making a better than average salary will have to negotiate all over again,Ž she said. It winds up hurting members of the group who dont have the problem and doesnt help members of the group who do have the problem.ŽWhats your current salary? None of Your Business!By MARTHA T. MOORESTATELINE.ORG AP PHOTOIn this June 20 photo, people attend a job fair in Chicago. 2JOBS adno=718455


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Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 But many employers see it differently. Millennials are expecting a different work experience, and thats affecting all workers positively,Ž said Chris Gould, director of global talent acquisition at the Kansas City headquarters of Black & Veatch engineers. Some ideas have come from what the company calls its young professional employees resource group,Ž which regularly meets and swaps emails. Newer bene“ts across the region include: „ Help with student loan obligations. In 2013, the Society of Human Resource Managers reported only 3 percent of employers offered assistance for college-debt repayment. Its since become one of the hotter trends in bene“t packaging. Plans vary, but the idea is to help new recruits reduce student debt quicker either through outright payments or professional management. According to a recent survey by the Bostonbased nonpro“t American Student Assistance, 76 percent of college students said such offers would be a deciding factor in accepting a job, as the average debt on a bachelors degree is around $30,000. „ Identity theft protection. Last year, a surge of well-publicized cybersecurity breaches prompted employers to jump on this inexpensive bene“t „ one especially relevant to workers whose lives have revolved around digital devices and social media. Nearly seven out of 10 human resources departments in a 2017 poll reported evaluating identity theft coverage for employees, whether on or off the job. A hacked employee is a distracted employee,Ž says the website of the security vendor CyberScout. The Federal Trade Commission has found that some theft victims can spend more than 1,200 hours putting their lives back in order „ time spent not working. For a few bucks a month, companies are providing apps that monitor and alert subscribers to unusual credit and data activity. „ Backup child care. For parents in an unexpected pinch „ on school days or when a sitter is ill „ backup child care can provide care the day of the need,Ž said Grant Thorntons Robino, who is president of the Kansas City-area chapter of SHRM. There are options for center-provided care or in-home care.Ž „ Flexibility. Working from home is old-school, but unlimited vacation time? They have to get their work done on time,Ž explained Pro Athletes Dowis. But millennials dont like to be micromanaged. So long as they get their work done, we dont care when they ask for time off. They dont want to abuse the unlimited PTO bene“t (paid time off) because they know theyre fortunate to have it.Ž Black & Veatch offers a plan called 9-80, which allows employees to complete two weeks of work in nine business days so they can take every other Friday off. Increasingly, ”exibility applies as well to the entirety of bene“t packages. Youre not in a one-size“ts-all model anymore,Ž said Cerners Wilson, noting that younger employees especially expect to pick and choose. At all hours inside the 17,000-square-foot “tness center at Cerners new south Kansas City campus, employees mostly in their 20s or 30s work up a sweat. They dance to Zumba. Company-issued apps offer personalized exercise regimens, addressing the worries of many recruits that desk jobs could affect their posture and overall wellness. The center is also available for free to family members and dependents. Younger employees also seem more eager than their elders to attend company classes. A 2014 Metlife study found that 51 percent of millennials strongly valueŽ educational programs directed at managing their personal “nances and even planning their retirement. Only 39 percent of boomers valued those programs. When millennials hit the workforce, they hit in such large numbers,Ž said Robino. They had the negotiating power.Ž Do bene“ts matter? At a UMKC cafeteria, three freshman friends recently cramming in a light meal said nice bene“t packages werent so important. They just seek secure, well-paying jobs. Pet insurance? Im not a pet person,Ž said Ryan Milanovich, 19. Super-”exible time off? Meh. Lets say you can take as much vacation whenever you want provided youve ful“lled your work duties. When is anyones work really done?Ž replied Montelongo, also 19. The one bene“t trend that grabbed these students was assistance in paying off student loans. For Kansas City start-up founder Benten Woodring, 28, the best bene“t is being able to work at his own pace and enjoy time with his two toddlers. Eight months ago, the Benten Design owner left a company that offered decent bene“ts but needed him to work nights and weekends. Now I have a ton of ”ex time,Ž said Woodring, a graphic artist. But to launch a business in your 20s is not easy, nor inexpensive. And the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which tries to help entrepreneurs do it, says college debt is driving more people to a conventional workplace. U.S. Census data show new business creation „ including one-person start-ups „ dropping to about 450,000 in 2015, down 25 percent from the peak years of the early 2000s. The foundations Larry Jacob said corporate bene“ts help attract graduates, but the greater desire is to start paying off their debts. More and more, he said, they just want that regular paycheck.ŽMILLENNIALSFROM PAGE 1 4JOBS


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BARN SALE at COTTON FARMS, Lots of Goodies for Everyone, including Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Motorhome and Car. 6020 AUCTIONS AREA RU G 8 x1 0 ivory with beige swirls $25, OBO 941-429-1573 ELEGANT STAND 3tier frosted tempered glass $40 941-286-1170 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS C RI C UT A CC E SSO RIE S Mats, tools, 20+ cartridges $150, OBO 941-423-4387 C RI C UT EXPRE SS I O N Personal Cutting Machine $165, OBO 941-423-4387 SC RAP B OO K ALBUM S I have 10 new albums $5/ea 941-228-1745 6027 DOLLS JAPAN GEISHA d o ll 9Ž ta ll c.1945 glass eyes, eggshell face $75 941-828-1411 S AMURAI WARRI O R & G EI S H A 11ŽAntique Japanese dolls glass eyes $195 941-828-1411 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS A IRBED, Q UEEN 22 Ž HI G H, NEW IN BOX $80 941-5051492 BED TOPPER Ki ng-s i ze F oam egg crateŽ $5 941-276-1881 C ALPHAL O N UTEN S IL S 6 di f ferent COOKS DELIGHT $6, OBO 941-743-0399 CAR MATS (4) f ront & b ac k new $12 941-218-4502 C A S T IR O N pans griddles, 8, 6 Griswold 8 has crack $30 941-286-1170 CAST IRON PANS gr iddl es, 8 6Griswold 8 has crack $30 941-286-1170 CO FFEE TABLE wood & glassbrown like new also have end tables $10 941-445-5619 COO LER S ET: Lg, S m,Beverage,2 mugs Rubbermaid NEW 5pc/ $25 941-276-1881 COOLER SET : L g, S m, B everage,2 mugs Rubbermaid NEW 5pc/ $25 941-276-1881 D O LPHIN PI C TURE Must see. signed and numbered. 45/990 $90, OBO 941-743-0399 FOLDING FABRIC cutt i ng ta bl e on wheels, 36x60. $65 941-408-6564 FRAMED PAINTIN G beauti f ul art, fantastic buy, must see! $165 941-639-1517 G RIDDLE COO L Touch Base Presto 10 1/2Ž X 20 1/2 cook area $15, OBO 941-769-3475 HALL MIRR O R Brand New! 31W X 63L $150 941-627-6049 HALL MIRR O R Brand New! 31W X 65L $150 941-627-6049 KIN G BED, B O X S PRIN G MEMORY FOAM TOPPER EXC. COND. $499 941-505-1402 KIN G S IZE F O AM egg crateŽ Bed Topper Exc Cond $8 941 276-1881 LAPT O P DELL win 7 $ 175 941-249-3922 LU GG A G E, blk cloth, 28x18x11deep, $42 941-426-1088 MR COFFEE 12 cup program mable black & stainless exc cond $20 941-276-1881 MR. CO FFEEMAKER 1 2 cup programmable black & stainless exc cond $20 941-276-1881 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednes day ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. OUT DOOR f urn i ture an d rugs, Lamps $50; picture frames $4.00 717-880-2952 S EWIN G MA C HINE  M O M S 1918Ž Singer w/ cover Original finish $75 941-268-0316 THR O W PILL O W S print w/solid reverse cut lace trim NEW pr / $10 941-276-1881 THR O W PILL O W S print w/solid reverse white cut lace trim NEW pr/ $10 941-276-1881 W I C KER C HAIR S (2) tan cloth seats, VGC $50 941-505-1492 WICKER TABLE 42Ž g l ass top wicker table, VGC $30 941505-1492 6035 FURNITURE A IR MATTRE SS / Air com f ortFoundation King Looks like new. $200, OBO 941-485-0681 BED KIN G size, cherry wood. very clean $150 941-698-0149 MATTRE SS & B O X Q UEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 BEDROOM FURNITURE Dress/ mirror, chest of drawers and 2 night stands. All in good condition. $200, OBO 941-698-1655 BEDR OO M S ET TEAK, King size BR set 5 pc., 2 chests $475 941-575-7244 BEDR OO M S ET TWIN WHITE B/S MATT DRESSER MIRROR END TBL $150 941-202-9172 BED S Twin, complete $2 5 0 941-423-2970 CHAIR Whi te Wi c k er. G oo d condition $30 941-460-9540 6035 FURNITURE BEDROOM SET Queen Size w / Boxspring & Mattress $200, BEDROOM SET Full Size w / New Mattress, $350., DINING ROOM SET w/ Breakfront & 6 Chairs $500, COUCH & LOVE SEAT $175 941-621-4781 CHAIR HAND CARVED S o lid Cherry. Seats need to be recaned. $45 941-460-9540 C HAIR S TW O Hitchcock straight chairs with web seating. $100 239-895-5733 C HAI S E L O UN G E C HAIR Hamilton Bay White Wicker good condition. $60 941-460-9540 C HINA C ABINET all natural wood/glass 54X17X8 delivery available $150 941-275-5837 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $35 941-257-5500 CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $10, OBO 941-307-9211 CO U C H AND L O VE S EAT Super Clean light pastel print in great condition $125, OBO 941-661-2814 CO U C H FABRI C f lowers/blue background 84X34X26 delivery extra $100 941-202-3696 CO U C H LA-Z-B O Y tan aqua brown stripe. Very good condition $200, OBO 941-255-1025 DINETTE S ET 6 P C R O UND GLASS TOPPED Incl. 4 chairs and hutch $200 941-661-8468 DINETTE SET h an d -pa i nte d a ll w ood 24Ž tabletop 2 handmade chairs $150 941-275-5837 DINETTE S ET, TALL wrought iron 30Ž table frame+2 like new chairs $125 941-307-9211 DINETTE TABLE wood counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 DININ G S ET 54Ž glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $150 941-307-9211 DRESSER WITH m i rror $75 and night stand $25. Ex cond. 941-743-6363 DRE SS ER W OO D brown wide 7 drawers+mirror 70X18X30 $100 941-275-5837 ELE G ANT S TAND 3 tier frosted tempered glass 22x24x48 $40 941-286-1170 ETA G ERE LAR G E rattan 1 2 shelves center holds TV & top shelf $100 941-475-9826 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 LIVING ROOM FURNITURE Square Glass Coffee Table and 2 matching end tables. All in good condition. $150, OBO 941-698-1655 L O VE S EAT LA-Z-B O Y reclining beige loveseat. Good condition. $150, OBO 941-255-1025 MATTRE SS Q UEEN boxspring+steel frame+headboard $100 941-307-9211 MATTRE SS Twin. good condition$50 941-257-5500 BED MATTRESS & BOX $100 941-629-5550 MATTRE SS E S TWIN boxspring +frame+headboard+nightstand $75 941-275-5837 PATIO SET 7 5 f t ta bl e w / t il es 8 chairs 1 lounger alum $150 941-421-2704 PATI O S ET C ast Alum. table & 4 chairs $45 941-764-8435 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PUB TABLE WITH 6 c h a i rs. 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Page 42 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 WASHINGTON „ American businesses added 177,000 workers in June, a sign of health and resilience for the U.S. labor market and economy, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that hiring was led by employers with more than 50 workers, accounting for 84 percent of the job growth. The education and health sector led the gains by adding 46,000 workers. Leisure and hospitality added 33,000 jobs, as did professional and business services. The job growth of the past several years re”ects an economic expansion that is now entering its tenth year. But the hiring gains are now creating a challenge for employers to “nd capable workers, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, which helps put together the report. Business number one problem is “nding quali“ed workers,Ž Zandi said. At the current pace of job growth, if sustained, this problem is set to get much worse.Ž Employers could address this shortage by raising wages, but signi“cant pay growth has yet to take hold. Average hourly wages have been ”at for the past year after adjusting for in”ation, according to the Labor Department. The ADP “gures come one day before the government releases its monthly employment report. Economists have forecast that Fridays of“cial report will show solid job growth of 195,000. The unemployment rate is expected to hold at 3.8 percent. ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. Its “gures frequently diverge from the governments report. Last month, the government said private employers added 218,000 jobs, which was higher than ADPs revised “gure of 189,000.Survey: US employers added 177,000 jobs in JuneBy JOSH BOAKAP ECONOMICS WRITER AP PHOTOIn this June 21 photo, job applicants talk with representatives from Custom Services at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. DEAR CARRIE: My friend works for a major airline that is being taken over by a smaller one. So things such as pay arrangements and vacation selection will change to conform with the smaller airlines policies. As a result, employees have to attend a training session to learn about the new way of doing things. But the new employer has made it clear that employees will not be on the clock during the training time. I told my friend I thought the company has to pay for the time spent in training because the employees are required to attend. Am I correct or can the airline require training and not pay the employee for the time? „ Training Daze DEAR TRAINING : Your instincts are right. When a company requires training, it has to consider employees on the clock during that time. Why the new employer thinks otherwise is a mystery. It may do well to bone up on basic labor law or beef up its human resources department. Labor laws consider training work time if the employer requires it. Its as simple as that. And a change in ownership doesnt alter that fact. The company could legally forgo paying employees for the training time only if all four of these conditions are met: The training is held outside normal hours; it is voluntary; it is unrelated to the job, and no work is performed. Its clear the training isnt voluntary. So the company has to consider it part of the workday. Call the U.S. Labor Department at 516-3381890 or 212-264-8185 for more information. 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The News Wire Sunday, July 8, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER European peace activists march against Trumps NATO visitSee page 3 LOS ANGELES „ Fire“ghters toiled in sti”ing heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wild“res across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds that sent an overnight inferno hopscotching through the Santa Barbara County community of Goleta vanished in the morning, allowing “re“ghters to extinguish smoldering ruins of an estimated 20 structures, including homes. The “res spread was stopped at about 100 acres or less and teams were working on an accurate tally of damage in the neighborhood, where some houses were in ruins while homes next door were intact. Eric Durtschi stood outside his destroyed house, where a burned-out car stood in the driveway and kids bicycles were strewn about. Durtschi, his wife and six children had left Utah and moved in just a few weeks ago. He said he hadnt yet told his two oldest children their home was gone. A neighbors home across the street was spared. The man had stayed through the night spraying down other peoples houses. Elsewhere in Southern California, “re“ghters increased containment of a central San Diego County “re that rapidly spread over 400 acres, destroyed 18 structures and damaged eight, and a wild“re in the San Bernardino National Forest was holding at 1.5 square miles and forced evacuation of about 700 homes in the mountain community of Forest Falls. Fires also burned on the Marine Corps sprawling Camp Pendleton base in northern San Diego County. The Southern California “res erupted Friday as strong high pressure over the West spawned an epic heat wave that saw parts of Los Angeles broil in temperatures up to 117 degrees. There was little relief overnight. Temperatures at 8 a.m. were ridiculously over 100 degreesŽ in foothills near Forest Falls and many inland valleys, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters said the regions siege of heat would gradually ease through the weekend, but the unstable air mass unleashed downpours that triggered ”ash-”ood warnings for the mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Further up north and just south of the California-Oregon border, the 34-square-mile Klamathon Fire in rural Siskiyou County was just 5 percent contained. The body of a resident was found Friday in the PHOENIX „ The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for  agua .Ž Then it was the childs turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings. Im embarrassed to ask it, because I dont know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,Ž Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-yearold boy. The boy is one of hundreds of children who need to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, many of them split from mothers and fathers as a result of the Trump administrations zero-tolerance policy.Ž The separations have become an embarrassment to the administration as stories of crying children separated from mothers and kept apart for weeks on end dominated the news in recent weeks. Critics have also seized on the nations immigration court system that requires children „ some still in diapers „ to have appearances before judges and go through deportation proceedings while separated from their parents. Such children dont have a right to a court-appointed attorney, and 90 percent of kids without a lawyer are returned to their home countries, according to Kids in Need of Defense, a group that provides legal representation. In Phoenix on Friday, the Honduran boy named Johan waited over an hour to see the judge. His attorney told Richardson that the boys father had brought him to the U.S. but that they had been separated, although its unclear when. He said the father, who was now in Honduras, was removed from the country under false pretenses that he would be able to leave with his son. For a while, the child wore dress shoes, but later he was in just socks as he waited to see the judge. He was silent and calm for most of the hearing, though he cried hysterically afterward for the few seconds that a worker handed him to another person while she gathered his diaper bag. He is in the custody of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in Arizona. Richardson said the boys case raised red ”ags over a looming court-ordered deadline to reunite small children with their families. A federal judge in San Diego gave the agency until next Tuesday to reunite kids under 5 with their parents and until July 26 for all others. Richardson repeatedly told the Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney who was acting as the prosecutor that he should make note of the cases involving young children because of the governments obligation to meet the reuni“cation deadline. The attorney said New wildfires sweep through California, burning homes1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with familyBy JOHN ANTCZAKASSOCIATED PRESSBy ASTRID GALVANASSOCIATED PRESS WILDFIRES | 4 REUNITED | 4PYONGYANG, North Korea „ High-level talks between the United States and North Korea appeared to hit a snag on Saturday as Pyongyang said a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been regrettableŽ and accused Washington of making gangster-likeŽ demands to pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons. The statement from the North came just hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean of“cials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War. While Pompeo offered a relatively positive assessment of his meetings, North Koreas Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. betrayed the spirit of last months summit between President Donald Trump and Kim by making unilateral and gangster-likeŽ demands on CVID,Ž or the complete, veri“able and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea. It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was very concerningŽ because it has led to a dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been “rm.Ž There has been growing skepticism in the U.S. over how serious Kim is about giving up his nuclear arsenal, and both sides have said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim reached in Singapore. We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders summit ... we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,Ž said the statement, released by an unnamed spokesman and carried by the Norths of“cial Korean Central News Agency. However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the “rst high-level meeting (between the countries) was no doubt regrettable,Ž the spokesman said. Our expectations and hopes were so naive it could be called foolish.Ž According to the spokesman, the North raised the issue of a possible declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, which concluded with an armistice and not a peace treaty, but the U.S. came up with a variety of conditions and excusesŽ to delay a declaration. The spokesman also downplayed the signi“cance of the U.S. suspending its military exercises with South Korea, saying the North made a larger concession by blowing up the tunnels at its nuclear test site. In criticizing the talks with Pompeo, however, the North carefully avoided attacking Trump, saying we wholly North Korea says talks with Pompeo were regrettableBy ANDREW HARNIK and MATTHEW LEEASSOCIATED PRESSBERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. „ President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday, making “nal deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club. Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!Ž The president, who is planning a Monday night announcement from the East Room in the White House, has told reporters that he was focused on four people and of the four people I have it down to three or two.Ž He had dinner Friday night with Vice President Mike Pence, who has also been meeting with some of the “nalists. The presidents top contenders include federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, with judges Thomas Hardiman and Amy Coney Barrett also considered in the mix. As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Starting from a list of 25 names vetted by conservative groups, Trump has also given serious consideration to federal appeals court judges Amul Thapar and Joan Larsen. The president enjoyed the suspenseful process leading up to his announcement last year that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch for the high court and is hoping to keep the guessing game going until he announces his pick Monday in prime time. The president and White House of“cials involved in the process have “elded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against speci“c candidates ever since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer.Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nearsBy CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS TALKS | 4COURT | 4 AP PHOTOU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, left, a North Korean senior ruling party ocial and former intelligence chief, return to discussions after a break at Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday. Members of the North Korean military salute the motorcade carrying U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as it makes its way to the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday. Pompeo is on a trip traveling to North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, and Brussels. AP PHOTOFlames consume a home on N. Fairview Ave. as the Holiday re burns in Goleta, Calif., on Saturday. The blaze has destroyed multiple homes.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 93 LOW 7540% chance of rain 25% chance of rainPartly sunny and humid; a p.m. t-storm93 / 7555% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREBrief morning showers, then a thunderstorm88 / 7465% chance of rain TUESDAYWatch for a strong afternoon thunderstorm91 / 7440% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMainly cloudy and humid with a t-storm92 / 7655% chance of rain FRIDAYRather cloudy and humid with a t-storm90 / 7660% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 4 2 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 670-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE879510310510095Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.05Ž Month to date 3.08Ž Normal month to date 2.09Ž Year to date 29.61Ž Normal year to date 23.05Ž Record 1.80Ž (1983) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.26Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 5.75Ž Normal month to date 1.77Ž Year to date 19.84Ž Normal year to date 22.51Ž Record 1.80Ž (2006) High/Low 91/75 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 68 (1994) High/Low 88/70 High/Low 90/75 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 69 (1971)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 3.08 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 29.61 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 88 75 t 90 76 t Bradenton 92 78 pc 91 76 pc Clearwater 91 77 pc 91 77 pc Coral Springs 91 78 t 91 76 t Daytona Beach 87 73 t 87 73 t Fort Lauderdale 90 78 t 90 76 t Fort Myers 94 74 pc 93 75 pc Gainesville 91 74 t 89 74 t Jacksonville 86 73 t 86 72 t Key Largo 88 81 t 89 79 s Key West 89 83 pc 91 83 pc Lakeland 92 74 pc 89 73 t Melbourne 90 74 t 90 76 t Miami 90 77 t 90 75 t Naples 93 76 pc 94 76 pc Ocala 89 72 t 88 73 t Okeechobee 90 72 t 89 72 t Orlando 89 73 t 88 72 t Panama City 88 75 t 89 75 t Pensacola 86 75 t 90 77 t Pompano Beach 91 80 t 91 79 pc St. Augustine 86 75 t 85 74 t St. Petersburg 92 75 pc 91 75 pc Sarasota 92 76 pc 92 76 pc Tallahassee 90 73 t 89 73 t Tampa 92 77 pc 91 76 pc Vero Beach 90 72 t 91 73 t West Palm Beach 90 76 t 89 77 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 11:20a 5:11a --7:13p Mon. 1:18a 5:55a 12:03p 8:13p Today 9:57a 3:27a 11:55p 5:29p Mon. 10:40a 4:11a --6:29p Today 9:06a 2:01a 11:30p 4:23p Mon. 9:41a 2:40a --5:18p Today 12:13a 5:40a 11:52a 7:42p Mon. 1:50a 6:24a 12:35p 8:42p Today 8:12a 2:06a 10:10p 4:08p Mon. 8:55a 2:50a 11:35p 5:08p E 6-12 1-2 Light E 3-6 0-1 LightFt. Myers 94/74 part cldy morning Punta Gorda 94/74 part cldy morning Sarasota 92/76 part cldy morning The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 Today 2:41 a.m. 3:52 p.m. Monday 3:23 a.m. 4:54 p.m. Today 6:41 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Monday 6:41 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 1:58a 8:10a 2:23p 8:36p Mon. 2:43a 8:57a 3:11p 9:24p Tue. 3:32a 9:47a 4:02p 10:16p CHRIS Monterrey 88/72 Chihuahua 86/63 Los Angeles 95/70 Washington 85/67 New York 82/68 Miami 90/77 Atlanta 82/70 Detroit 85/64 Houston 86/74 Kansas City 89/68 Chicago 86/68 Minneapolis 90/71 El Paso 90/72 Denver 97/66 Billings 89/65 San Francisco 76/60 Seattle 79/57 Toronto 84/61 Montreal 85/62 Winnipeg 84/58 Ottawa 87/60 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: 07/8/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 Page 3 USEDFIASCOSLABRANG NOTABIGDEALRENIEVER PLAYINGCARDSTAGEDOOR COLDDAYMBALOGCABIN RELFROGGYRACED GOJISPOILERHATHA EVANSEXPOAHEMSNCIS DARKARTPARTAYAWE TORPEDOESLACUNAR STDLAIRPOTTEDPLANT NOOUTLETZENHAVANANS BLOCKBUSTERWIVEANA CATTOYSTRUTHSERA TMIBOOGIESTOOPTO VENNTRAPSGRABKNEAD UHHUHUSHEREDSIZE ERVINEMETICOUT UNTANGLEARTSTRINGS STRUCKOILPASSINGLANE ONORSOMEICANSEETHAT BENEODEDGETLITSAWSANSWERS to crossword ANNAPOLIS, Md. „ When a man with a shotgun shattered the glass door of the Capital Gazette newspaper of“ce and began to shoot, Wendi Winters stood up. Weeks before the June 28 attack in Annapolis, Winters had taken active-shooter training at her church, where a police of“cer presented the options: Run if you can run. Hide if you can hide. Fight only if you must. Winters fought. Janel Cooley, a survivor of the shooting that killed Winters and four others, said she watched from under her desk as the 20-year newspaper veteran rose to meet her attacker. Winters charged forward holding a trash can and recycling bin, said Cooley, a sales consultant. Winters shouted something like No! You stop that!Ž or You get out of here!Ž like she was warding off an unwanted dog. She may have distracted him enough that he forgot about me, because I de“nitely stood up and was looking at the door,Ž Cooley said. Im sure he wasnt expecting anyone to charge him.Ž Winters colleagues agree she saved their lives. Of the 11 employees in the of“ce during the attack, six survived. But the training shouldnt get all the credit „ not according to those who knew Winters. From the details her family has of the attack, Winters son Phoenix Geimer said, it sounds like her.Ž Shes got four kids, shes not going to take it from anyone,Ž he said. When Cooley heard the wall-shaking bang that began the attack, she was the only sales representative in the of“ce. She saw an intruder with a gun and dropped to the ”oor, where she heard Winters confront the shooter and heard the weapon “re. After the attacker passed her, Cooley was able to run from her hiding spot and out of the building. Paul Gillespie heard Winters yell a de“ant No!Ž from his hiding place a few steps away. Reporters Phil Davis and Rachael Pacella didnt see Winters charge, but they saw her body in the newsroom walkway, not at her usual seat. Anthony Messenger saw the same. The gunman killed Winters and four others „ editor Rob Hiaasen, editorial editor Gerald Fischman, reporter John McNamara and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. Jarrod Ramos, a man with a longtime grudge against the paper, has been charged in their deaths. Cpl. Jim Shiloh told trainees at the Unitarian Universalist session Winters attended that creating a distraction could buy time for others. Police use the run, hide, “ghtŽ training nationwide, said police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure. If a threat is imminent and people are dying, Frashure said, anything „ a “re extinguisher, a stapler, a trash can „ can be used as a deterrent. Winters bought time for Pacella, Davis and Messenger, they said, who were at their desks toward the back of the newsroom when the shooting started. Pacella hid under her desk. Messenger grabbed his keys and headed for the back door, which was barricaded, and then hid. Davis looked toward the crashing glass, then hit the ”oor. Davis has a snapshot in his mind of everyone where they were when the gunman blasted in, he said. Winters was originally at her desk. Messenger said he remembers seeing Winters there with a puzzled look on her face as the attack began. As Pacella and Davis hid, they heard the same shots Cooley did. Then there was a pause. They thought it was over. The pause, Davis said, could have been Winters intervening. It gave Pacella time to get up from under her desk, run for the back door, and then hide between “ling cabinets. I think that Wendi doing what she did served as enough of a distraction that maybe he didnt see us,Ž Pacella said. I absolutely think that Wendi Winters saved my life.ŽCapital Gazette staff: Colleague charged shooterBy DANIELLE OHLCAPITAL GAZETTEMar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers Police: Man says hed kill supporters of Trump, congressman Chicago march leader: the people won today Lawmaker: Tent shelter for immigrant teens open indefinitelyPALM BEACH (AP) „ President Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago Club wants to hire 61 foreign workers for its upcoming season, which begins in November. According to applications “led this week with the U.S. Labor Department, Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 40 waiters and waitresses at $12.68 an hour and 21 cooks at $13.31. On the application, club managers attest they cant “nd enough Americans quali“ed, willing and available to do the work. Trump has criticized U.S. companies for employing foreign workers, but has defended Mar-a-Lagos hiring practices, saying there arent enough local applicants. Last year the club hired 70 foreign workers under the H-2B visa program, which is for seasonal, non-agriculture employees. Many resorts in the Palm Beach area use the program to “nd seasonal help. Trump frequently visits Mar-aLago from November to May. NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) „ Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans. Martin Astrof was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment. The 75-year-old was jailed pending a Saturday arraignment. Information on his lawyer wasnt immediately available. A message on his home phone wasnt immediately returned. Suffolk County police say Astrof confronted campaign worker Donato Panico at Zeldins campaign headquarters. They say he aggressively backed up his car and nearly struck Panico before speeding off. Zeldin has represented parts of Long Island since 2015. He says hes received threats since Trumps election. He tweeted on Saturday that Trumps son, Donald Jr., had reached out to make sure Panico was OK. CHICAGO (AP) „ The leader of an anti-violence march that shut down a Chicago freeway says the people won today.Ž Thousands of people marched a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of Interstate 94 to draw attention to gun violence. The Rev. Michael P”eger, who organized the march, says people of many races and ages came together to say, Were tired of the damn violence in Chicago.Ž Saturdays march ended around 1 p.m., roughly three hours after protesters “rst entered whats known as the Dan Ryan Expressway and less than EL PASO, Texas (AP) „ A state senator says hes been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open inde“nitely. Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. „ The years “rst Atlantic hurricane lost strength Saturday morning, declining to Tropical Storm Beryl as it headed for the eastern islands of the Caribbean. The storm produced top winds of 65 mph and continues to pose no threat to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Beryl had triggered a hurricane watch for Dominica and tropical storm watches for Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. But the hurricane watch has been discontinued, although tropical storm watches remain in force. Forecasts for the small storms winds were reduced, with it no longer expected to generate 100 mph winds as it nears the Caribbean. The hurricane center had said the storms extremely small size „ hurricane-force winds extended only 10 miles from its center „ makes its intensity dif“cult to predict. By the time it reaches the central Caribbean Tuesday, the storm system could dissipate into a just an area of low pressure. Beryl, Weakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday,Ž forecasters said.Beryl loses hurricane strength as it maintains a course for CaribbeanBy DAVID FLESHLERSUN SENTINEL 90 minutes after Illinois State Police shut down all northbound traf“c. P”eger says the next step is for the governor, mayor and other of“cials to meet with the community and come up with a plan to help neighborhoods on Chicagos South and West sides. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called the shutdown of a Chicago interstate by anti-violence protesters unacceptable.Ž The Republican said in a tweet Saturday that he was disappointedŽ in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He called on Emanuel to take swift and decisive action to put an end to this kind of chaos.Ž Emanuel responded in a tweet: It was a peaceful protest. Delete your account.Ž Thousands of protesters marched on Chicagos Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday to draw attention to the citys gun violence and pressure public of“cials to do more to stop it. facility Friday morning. More than 300 teens are being housed at Tornillo, which the U.S. government opened last month because its existing shelters were at capacity. More than 2,000 children have been put in government shelters after being separated from their parents under the Trump administrations zero-tolerance policy. Rodriguez says an of“cial at the facility told him it would stay open past a previous July 13 deadline on the facilitys initial contract. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to questions Saturday. AP PHOTOProtesters march on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Saturday, in Chicago.BRUSSELS (AP) „ European activists protested Saturday against U.S. President Donald Trumps upcoming appearance at NATO, marching through Belgiums capital to plead for less military spending and more public money for schools and clean energy. The Trump Not WelcomeŽ march and a companion concert came as European and North American leaders prepare for an annual summit at NATOs Brussels headquarters. Trump accuses NATO allies of not doing enough to defend themselves and is demanding that they increase their military budgets. The protest organizers oppose more military spending, and attracted a high-spirited, diverse crowd of thousands that wended through central Brussels while demonstrating on behalf of multiple causes during the peaceful march. NATO Game OverŽ read one banner; others read Pro-America, AntiTrump.Ž Some protesters waved rainbow banners and Palestinian and Cuban ”ags. Others campaigned for keeping immigrant families together or stopping austerity plans that hurt the poor; for the closure of coal and nuclear plants; or for an end to racism and sexism. The U.S. president is heading for Europe as his protectionist trade policies and withdrawal from the Paris climate accord have angered some of the leaders he will see at the NATO summit on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the western military alliance have agreed on a goal of each country devoting 2 percent of GDP to defense within a decade. The alliance agreed to stop cutting defense budgets after Russia annexed Ukraines Crimea in 2014. Trumps aggressive stance toward NATO allies who have not advanced toward the target has created tensions. He wrote the leaders of Denmark, Norway, Canada and Germany last month to ratchet up the pressure, saying the United States is increasingly unwilling to ignore the European failure to meet shared security commitments.ŽEuropean peace activists march against Trumps NATO visit Insider attack kills US service member in Afghanistan At least 9 killed in attack on Somalias interior ministry Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riotKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) „ The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Kabul has con“rmed that a U.S. service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan. A Saturday statement by the Resolute Support Mission said that two other U.S. service members were wounded but in stable condition. It added that the name of the deceased service member was being withheld until next of kin is noti“ed. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yosuf Ahmadi, said in a message to media Saturday that the shooting, which took place in the southern Uruzgan province, was carried out by a member of the Afghan security force who acted alone, but that the group appreciatedŽ his attack. It was not immediately clear what became of the shooter. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) „ A least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalias interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as the PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) „ The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday after widespread violence broke out across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant said the country needed to raise prices to balance the budget and gave no indication he would back down. But his administration bowed to pressure after demonstrators took to the streets in protest. A journalist from The Associated Press reported seeing several hundred people on Saturday attack a Best Western Premiere hotel in Petion-Ville, one of the capitals wealthiest | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDal-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. A number of people, mostly government workers, were trapped in the ministry on what had been a normal business day. Witnesses said some staffers died or were injured while leaping from windows or walls in an effort to escape. At least 13 people were wounded, paramedic Mohamed Adam said. The morning attack began when a suicide car bomber detonated at the gates of the interior ministry compound, which is close to the presidential palace and parliament headquarters and also holds the security ministry, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press. Dozens of people eventually were rescued in the operation, Hussein said, as ambulance sirens echoed and soldiers opened “re to disperse bystanders and motorists. The Somalia-based alShabab, an arm of al-Qaida, often targets high-pro“le areas of the capital, Mogadishu. The group was blamed for the October truck bombing that killed more than 500 people in the deadliest attack in the countrys history. The United States under the Trump administration has stepped up military efforts in Somalia, including dozens of drone strikes. At least two U.S. military personnel have been killed. neighborhoods. Guests were forced to remain inside as rocks were hurled through windows. Security manned the building, but rioters shattered the main entrance before moving to another hotel. No injuries or deaths were reported during the days incidents, but at least three people were killed Friday as protesters used burning tires and barricades to block major streets. At one point they attempted to set a gas station on “re but were held off by police. The demonstrations began after the Commerce Ministry and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene.NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year. Today in history On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. On this date In 1889 The Wall Street Journal was first published. In 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies,Ž on the roof of the New York Theater. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France. In 1947 a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a flying saucerŽ that crashed onto a ranch; officials then said it was actually a weather balloon. (To this day, there are those who believe what fell to Earth was an alien spaceship carrying extra-terrestrial beings.) In 1950 President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea. (Truman ended up sacking MacArthur for insubordination nine months later.) In 1965 Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21, a Douglas DC-6B, crashed in British Columbia after the tail separated from the fuselage; all 52 people on board were killed in what authorities said was the result of an apparent bombing. In 1986 Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes. In 1994 Kim Il Sung, North Koreas communist leader since 1948, died at age 82. Todays birthdays Singer Steve Lawrence is 83. Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 74. Ballerina Cynthia Gregory is 72. Actress Kim Darby is 71. Actress Jonelle Allen is 70. Childrens performer Raffi is 70. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is 69. Actress Anjelica Huston is 67. Writer Anna Quindlen is 66. Actor Kevin Bacon is 60. Actor Robert Knepper is 59. Rock musician Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode) is 57. Country singer Toby Keith is 57. Rock singer Joan Osborne is 56. Writer-producer Rob Burnett is 56. Actor Rocky Carroll is 55. Actor Corey Parker is 53. Actor Lee Tergesen is 53. Actor Michael B. Silver is 51. Actor Billy Crudup is 50. Actor Michael Weatherly is 50. Singer Beck is 48. Country singer Drew Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 48. Actress Sophia Bush is 36. Actor Jake McDorman is 32. Actress Maya Hawke is 20. Actor Jaden Smith is 20. Bible verse Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall also bring it to pass.Ž „ Psalms 37:5. This verse brings guaranteed satisfaction. Focus your attention on the Lord and enjoy His blessings. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida city manager could lose his job after allegedly throwing a tantrum over a coupon for a bundt cake. Dannie Augustin told city commissioners this week that Sunrise City Manager Richard Salamon became enraged when the bakery refused to honor his coupon for a free cake because the coupon had expired. Augustin said the city manager told employees to break the rules and just give him the $3.99 deal. One of the commissioners is calling for Salamons resignation. Salamon could not be reached for comment. The Sun Sentinel reports the commissioner has set a special meeting for July 5 to discuss the matter.ODD NEWS Florida city manager could lose job over bundt cakeDear Mr. Berko: I wont own stock in companies that sell guns, sell tobacco, sell liquor, poison the environment or cheat the American public as banks and health insurance companies have. My stockbroker recommended that I buy 300 shares of P“zer. But I dont want to invest in a pharmaceutical company that is being sued for hundreds of millions of dollars because it hurts and deceives people. He says I am being stupid.Ž We have disagreed over this frequently. Please give me your thoughts. „ LN, Wilmington, N.C. Dear LN: Your broker recommended a supercalifragilistic stock. Most industries in which government money is involved „ banking, defense, construction, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare „ are rife with heisters. Thats life; get used to it. We have tons of fraud, graft, arti“ce, embezzlement and ”im”ammers among doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and the pharmaceutical industry. Its as natural as rain and as normal as sunshine. In 2017, Americans spent $3.6 trillion on health care, and that amount should grow by 7.4 percent annually over the coming decade. According to the Rand Corp., over $98 billion of our annual health care spending was prosecutable last year. (Thats a low estimate, according to an unnamed source whos a big shot with a large publicly traded health insurer.) That $98 billion would buy enough marshmallows to “ll Yankee Stadium 48 times over. Meanwhile, P“zers (PFE-$35.50) missteps are small beans. In 2016, PFE agreed to a $785 million fraud settlement, claiming that between 2001 and 2008, it overcharged Medicaid for its acid re”ux drug Protonix. In 2009, PFE paid $2.3 billion to settle criminal allegations that it had illegally marketed a painkiller called Bextra, which effectively and quickly relieves most arthritis pain. And in 2004, PFE paid $392 million because of excessive charges to Medicare and Medicaid for Neurontin, a highly effective anti-seizure drug. PFE isnt alone; others, including Merck and Eli Lilly, are guiltier than sin. Hospital Corporation of America, Tenet Healthcare and LifePoint Health have also paid billions in fraud charges. And because of their importance to the health care industry, these companies and others are considered TBTF „ too big to fail. Though fraud, embezzlement, kickbacks and graft are inimical to our economy, theyre also a normal cost of doing business in most industries that depend on federal government funds. And like it or not, fraud, arti“ce and deception are natural phenomena in many business and social episodes. All this plunder is factored into the market prices of the shares you buy. P“zer, the company that gave us Viagra and is as naughty and dastardly as past events claim, is a jim-dandy, classy and conservative member of the big pharma gang. PFE „ with expected 2018 operating margins of 47 percent, expected net pro“t margins of 22 percent and a frequently raised dividend „ is, in the opinion of many on Wall Street, among the most attractive stocks in the pharmaceutical industry. PFEs portfolio of pharmaceuticals is unmatched in terms of breadth and depth in the global drug market. If you watch TV, youll recognize Lyrica, a treatment for nerve pain and epileptic seizures; Prevnar 13, a vaccine widely used to prevent 13 types of pneumococcal bacterial infections; Ibrance, for breast cancer; Enbrel, for rheumatoid arthritis; and Viagra, which speaks for itself. There are other biggies, too, such as Eliquis, which treats pulmonary embolism and blood clots, and Xeljanz, for severe rheumatoid arthritis. Then there are Lipitor, Celebrex, Zithromax, Di”ucan and numerous overthe-counter products, such as Advil, ChapStick, Dimetapp, Robitussin and Preparation H, to name just a few. Many in the brokerage community believe that if PFE continues its TV advertising, it will produce steadily growing revenues, earnings and dividends, plus an even more fecund pipeline. PFE enjoys an A++ “nancial rating and has a policy of annual share buybacks. Its balance sheet and income statement are solid, and cash ”ow should exceed $3 a share this year. I wish you would buy PFE and „ like Vanguard, J.P. Morgan, Wellington Financial and T. Rowe Price „ enjoy its sweet 3.7 percent dividend. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ you invest in a disreputable company? Malcolm Berko As Trumps list tightened, there was some internal concern that the presidents options could be narrowed by the public outcry „ particularly what had appeared to be mounting conservative reservations about Kavanaugh. But in recent days the White House has seen the pressure ebb, as Kavanaughs defenders „ most recently Alberto Gonzales, who served as attorney general under President George W. Bush „ have provided balance. Now, advisers believe, all of Trumps “nalists can earn the support of the presidents party, and ultimately con“rmation. All he has to do is make up his mind. Pence met in person with Kethledge and Barrett while he was vacationing in Indiana earlier this week and met with Kavanaugh at the Naval Observatory on Wednesday, said a person familiar with the process who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Pence has also spoken to Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, about the process. As Trump closes in on his second court pick in two years „ a nominee who could tip the balance toward conservatives and revisit landmark rulings on abortion access, gay marriage and other issues „ momentum is also growing among GOP supporters and detractors of the top contenders. Aware that judicial picks are key voting issues, Trump has stressed that he wants a justice who will be a strict constitutionalist. Viewed warily by his partys conservative base, Trump has been keen to note that all of his picks have been vetted by conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society. Conservatives and some libertarian-leaning Republicans, including Paul, have raised concerns about Kavanaugh, warning he could disappoint Republicans if his past decisions are a guide. Paul and Cruz are supporting fellow Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who is not said to be under serious consideration by the White House but is the only lawmaker Trump has considered for the position.COURTFROM PAGE 1maintain our trust toward President Trump,Ž but also that Washington must not allow headwindsŽ against the wills of the leaders.Ž In comments to reporters before leaving Pyongyang, Pompeo said his conversations with senior North Korean of“cial Kim Yong Chol had been productive,Ž conducted in good faithŽ and that a great deal of progressŽ had been made in some areas. He stressed that theres still more work to be doneŽ in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with speci“c issues. North Korea said it offered to discuss the closure of a missile engine test site, which would physically af“rmŽ a move to halt the production of intercontinental range ballistic missiles, and setting up working-level discussions for the return of U.S. war remains. Pompeo said a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean of“cials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working-level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Koreas missile engine testing facility. In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress. Pompeo, however, said more talks were needed on both. On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, We talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.Ž The trip was Pompeos third to Pyongyang since April and his “rst since the summit. He and Kim Yong Chol met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner. Unlike his previous visits, which have been oneday affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although U.S. of“cials had suggested such a meeting was expected. As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang. We did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,Ž Kim said. So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.Ž Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting Saturdays session, replied that he slept just “ne.Ž He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic bene“ts in return. Kim later said that there are things that I have to clarify,Ž to which Pompeo responded that there are things that I have to clarify as well.Ž There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clari“ed, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly denuclearizationŽ would entail and how it could be veri“ed to the satisfaction of the U.S.TALKSFROM PAGE 1CALGARY, Alberta (AP) „ A former newspaper reporter con“rms that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also con“rms she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement Friday that she doesnt plan to take the matter further. She wrote: I enjoyed my career as a reporter, but it ended a long time ago. I avoided issuing a statement earlier out of concern for my and my familys privacy.Ž Trudeau said Friday that he respects Knights decision to speak out but remembers the encounter with her differently.Woman says Trudeau apologized after encounter he wasnt familiar with that deadline and that a different department within ICE handled such matters. ICE spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said the attorney was familiar with the injunction but didnt know the speci“cs of the timeline requirements off the top of his head and did not want to misspeak about any timeline commitments without that knowledge.Ž The agencys Enforcement and Removal Operations is leading the review of cases who are a part of the class impacted by the judges order, while the rest of the agency is supporting them in the effort to complete it in as ef“cient and accurate a manner possible. In the end, Johan was granted a voluntary departure order that would allow the government to ”y him to Honduras so that he could be reunited with his family. An attorney with the Florence Project, an Arizona-based nonpro“t that provides free legal help to immigrants, said both his mother and father were in Honduras. The boys case was heard on the same day that the Trump administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years old to ensure the childrens safety and to con“rm their parental relationships. The two sides had a hearing on the matter Friday in San Diego and will determine over the weekend which cases merit a delay. Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian stressed to the judge that the government is deploying signi“cant resources to ensure that children are being reunited with parents in timely fashion. Around the same time as the San Diego hearing, other kids who had been separated from their parents made their way to court in Phoenix. A boy from Guatemala dressed in a vest and tie was asked by the judge how old he was, and the child simply put “ve “ngers up. His attorney said his father had brought him to the country and had been returned two weeks ago to their home in Guatemala. He asked for a voluntary departure to be issued for the boy. The family separation issue is especially urgent for the parents of young children who are even more dependent on their mothers and fathers. Studies show that major stress at a very young age can create a lifetime of emotional and even physical problems.REUNITEDFROM PAGE 1 ruins of a home, among 15 destroyed structures tallied so far. Authorities described extreme “re behavior with movement in multiple directions,Ž with threats to the California communities of Hornbrook and Hilt as well as Colestin, Oregon. Ray Haupt, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, said losses included homes and livestock. The 138-square-mile County Fire northwest of Sacramento was nearly 50 percent contained. Ten structures were counted destroyed but damage assessments were continuing. With “res occurring statewide, a Coloradobased Boeing 747-400 supertanker was deployed to California. Scott McLean, deputy chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the supertanker was undergoing checks at an air“eld near Sacramento. Software issues needed to be resolved before the aircraft owned by Global SuperTanker Services of Colorado Springs could be activated under a callwhen-needed contract. In Colorado, “re“ghters took advantage of occasional rainstorms to extend their containment lines at several large wild“res.WILDFIRESFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3DRIVING AROUNDBY SAM TRABUCCO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Played for a fool5 Total mess11 Big piece of cake15 Buzzed19 Its all goodŽ21 Guido ____, painter of the Crucifixion of St. PeterŽ22 Do I ____!Ž23 Trying to show no signs of life24 Show out?26 Metaphorical time in hell27 Future exec, maybe28 Began a PC session29 Seminary study: Abbr.30 One who went a-courtin,Ž in a childrens song32 Hurried along33 Asian berry marketed as a superfoodŽ36 Darth Vader is Lukes father,Ž e.g.38 Kind of yoga39 Lily Potters maiden name in the Harry Potter books41 Fair42 Attention getters44 Longtime CBS police procedural48 Voodoo, e.g.50 Quite a bash, in slang52 Partner of shock53 Wrecks, as chances55 Relating to gaps59 Norm: Abbr.62 Burrow63 Bit of office greenery65 Dead-end sign67 Kind of state68 Was forced to turn down an invitation69 Big character?71 Take as a bride72 News commentator Navarro73 Ball of yarn and others74 Confession inducers77 Jeez, you should keep that privateŽ78 Get down79 Go as far down as84 ____ diagram86 Green surroundings?88 Seize90 Work91 You betcha!Ž93 Had a leading role?96 S or M97 Sam of Watergate hearings98 Ipecac, e.g.99 Openly gay101 Fix, as a mess ofwires103 Singer Garfunkel104 Big part of an orchestra108 Bottle for a beachgoer109 Its left on a highway ƒ or apath used by fiveanswers in this puzzle?111 ____ about (approximately)112 A little113 Yeah, that makes senseŽ114 Nota ____115 Had too much, forshort116 Go on a drinking spree, in slang117 Nuggets in Poor Richards AlmanackŽ DOWN1 Not using sensitive language, say2 Dis-banded?3 List ender: Abbr.4 Not wait till evening to crack a bottle5 Semesters end6 Rapper ____ Azalea7 Generals assistant: Abbr.8 Tool for undoing stitches9 What many runners do before a marathon10 Senectitude11 r u 4 real?Ž12 Jared of Dallas Buyers ClubŽ13 Nerds epithet for the president?14 Lions and tigers15 Tidbit with rice in Creole cuisine16 Sidestep17 Its under helium in the periodic table18 Dogs warning20 Endure25 Per30 ____ News31 Annoy, in a way33 Goal for many a H.S. dropout34 Donations to certain clinics35 Pantry item37 David ____, C.I.A. director under Obama38 Watch it!Ž40 Took a breather43 Possess, as thou might45 Old Testament land46 Pick me! 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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 2 by Myles Mellor 1. P XDDE JPAC GAJ BMFVGU VMWTFBDL JMFQCDC SAED P TPJJAMQPBD XLPWWU HAQQDL? AB HPJ P-CDSS. 2. JGOHXME HOM WOMHX, BHJJS EGTWMOE HE XBMS RHT BGX XBM BGWB RE! 3. CQM ENAWJMNWMX LNACMW CF VHXISM IH QRV LRJWMX GIVRSRNAV VF QM VMAC CQMG N GMGF CF E VQNXH! 4. JEMC RASQ UAJN FAZ ZAFMZEMQ ZA XBHO TC H GBSMN GHCI TC HC HXHQZLMCZ, ZEMO JMQM UHBBMI ZEM LAANTUTHCN TC H-RBHZ. 1. A geek said his touchy computer sounded like a passionate Grammy winner? It was A-Dell. 2. Pirates are great, happy singers as they can hit the high Cs! 3. The bandleader wanted to spruce up his wilder musicians so he sent them a memo to B Sharp! 4. When four cows got together to play in a blues band in an apartment, they were called The Moosicians in A-Flat. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Dont give up. If you want it enough, youll keep trying new ways until one clicks in. Probably, this has to do with striking the right deal with the one in charge. You are one good negotiation away from the prize. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youve no social agenda except to have and be a good time. For you, this means getting to know people, being curious about them and bringing out the surprise in everyone you meet. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You often feel upbeat about the way life is going for you, and then sometimes you dont. For instance, youll have to talk yourself into optimism today. It will be the best talking youll do. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The main action of the day will come with a ticking timer. The good thing about not having much time to make a decision is that one way or the other, it gets made, sometimes by default. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Gossip is a poison spell. Its better not to talk about people or listen about people. Be a part of whats good and youll be surrounded by the best people. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You accept that there will be bad moments, and youre willing to work through whatever comes. With this mature approach to life, youll cut out a lot of unnecessary noise inside your own head and get to work creating more good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People say no limitsŽ as though the absence of rules makes for a better existence, when often the opposite is true. Today creativity and productivity will thrive under certain rules. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The milk is placed in the back of the grocery. To get to it, youll have to pass a number of enticements that arent on your list. This will be true of more than just milk. Put blinders on and go straight to what you need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sing, laugh and dance and you will be happy. Oddly, it wont happen the other way around today. Youll have to get into motion, and then the motion will make the emotion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Are you undercondent? Its an advantage. The ultra-condent wont ask, How am I doing?Ž And thats the question that will get you valuable feedback or endearment or both. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Theres so much goodness that will get set in motion when you reach out to the right person at the right time. The instinct to do so will be intuitive. Youll feel it and follow through, to tremendously positive eect. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Youve gone long stretches without changing, and youve also had everything change overnight. This time, it will be something in the middle „ a slow growth situation. Be patient. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 8). Your top aims are not what they used to be. Make a list and give it a think, and then take it to the mountaintop and give it another think. Once you gure out your priorities, youll nail the leading items on your list before the year ends. Communicate clearly to loved ones about the support and resources you need and theyll oblige. Scorpio and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 33, 18 and 45.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages) 2 0 1 8 0 7 0 8 w i r e 0 6 p d f 1 0 7 J u l 1 8 2 3 : 1 9 : 4 1


The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from Dumbstruck in ChicagoŽ (April 24), whos dating a recently divorced man who was unfaithful to his ex-wife through multiple aairs and one-night stands with prostitutes, I cannot stay silent. That man screams of being a sex addict. He needs the help of a certied sex addiction therapist before he wrecks another womans life. DumbstruckŽ should RUN „ not walk „ to the nearest S-Anon meeting. Its a 12-step program for people who have been aected by another persons sexual behavior. These behaviors include indelity by emotional or physical aairs, one-night stands with prostitutes, hanging out in strip clubs and porn addiction. S-Anon saved my sanity and gave me the courage to oer my husband of 30 years a choice „ recovery or divorce. Because he knew I was serious, he reluctantly went into Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) as well as therapy with a certied sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and has been sexually sober for ve years. Our marriage is better today than I ever dreamed it would be. Sex addiction is a disease and needs to be recognized as the cause of ruining many marriages and tearing families apart. Please, Abby, suggest SA and S-Anon when you reply to people who write you about these issues. „ ANONYMOUS IN KENTUCKY DEAR ANONYMOUS: Thank you for writing. I have recommended the resources you mentioned in my column in the past. Sexaholics Anonymous and S-Anon have been in existence for more than 35 years and have helped many individuals stop unhealthy, destructive cycles of behavior. There are chapters nationwide. Readers, to nd a meeting near you, visit or DEAR ABBY: I was raped by a man I thought was a friend. Since then, I dont accept mens opinions, including those I work for. When they try to give me constructive criticism, I shut down. I know I need therapy. How do I get past this thing and become a productive employee? I no longer want to be just another number and/ or statistic. „ GETTING PAST THIS DEAR GETTING PAST: Not all men are rapists, and not all rapists are men. What happened to you was appalling, and I hope you reported it to the police so it wont happen to another trusting friend of his. You know you need therapy, so why not contact a rape treatment center and ask for help now? If you do, it will help you in many areas of your life, in addition to your work environment. DEAR ABBY: Im 18 and have been working a minimum-wage job for a little over a year. Ive saved up a good bit of money, and it has taken a while to do, but I really want to travel. Should I be responsible and keep saving or use the money to buy a plane ticket? „ BROKE AND RESTLESS DEAR B & R: I think you already know the answer to your question, but allow me to point out that the more money you save, the farther (and longer) you will be able to travel.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: If you visit the beach this summer, your children likely will have collected all kinds of pretty and delicate seashells that they will want to bring home. Heres how to do it safely: Gather all seashells and place each childs picks into sealable plastic bags. When you get home, soak the shells in water and a bit of household bleach. Then rinse the shells well and allow them to dry. Your family members can display their beach treasures in jars or bowls. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: During the summer, my windows just seem to be dirty all the time with dust, pollen and grass. How can I clean them in a better way? „ Betty from Arizona Dear Betty: During summer months, house windows do take a beating. Use these steps to make them look good: 1.Make your own cleaner. Mix 1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water. 2.Wipe o the dust and debris from the windows on the inside and outside. Hose down the outside to remove the grime. 3. Wash windows when the sun isnt shining directly on them because it causes the cleaner to dry too fast and may leave residue or streaks. 4.Dry windows on the outside from right to left and the then dry them on the inside with up-and-down strokes. Examine the windows to see if there are streaks. „ Heloise Dear Readers: With all of the outdoor activities during summer vacations, your childrens sneakers will get a good workout and possibly will develop a disgusting smell as well. To get rid of these bad odors, sprinkle baking soda into each sneaker and leave inside overnight. Pour it out in the morning. To prevent sneakers from becoming stinky, spray your feet with an antiperspirant or spray it inside of the sneakers. You also can place odorpreventing inserts inside. To clean sneakers, treat with a prewash product and then put washable shoes (without leather) into the washing machine. Then air-dry the shoes or put them into the dryer with several towels. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My family just loves my meatloaf! But during the summer when its so hot, I make my meatloaf in a mun pan. I grease each one and then use my ice cream scoop to ll the cups. This makes a perfect individual portion. And it takes much less time to bake and serve. „ Susan from South Carolina Dear Readers: If you have a window air conditioner, it likely is used heavily in the summer. Sometimes it might seem like the unit isnt cooling the way it should. There could be several factors causing this. Heres what to do: „ Do you have a dog or cat? They tend to shed quite a bit during the summer. Their loose hair can block the lter or go through the mechanism, creating a blockage. „ Check the lters and vacuum the air-conditioner lter, the case and areas around it to remove dirt and debris. If the lter can be removed, rinse in hot water frequently during the summer, and then put it back in. The cooling should improve. „ Heloise Dear Readers: When you pick fresh owers from your garden, make them last longer. Strip o leaves that go beneath the water line. Change the water every other day and cut 1/4 inch o the stems. Do not place the ower arrangement in the sunlight. „ HeloiseTwelve-step programs can give clarity, help heal sexual addictionDear Abby Hints from Heloise


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adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 Sunday, July 8, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | Tennis 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Soccer 6 | Cycling 6 | NBA 6 By TALES AZZONIAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia „ Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this years World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin was taken in by the host nations surprising run, at least according to Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov. Putin called me during the day, and he called me right now,Ž Cherchesov said. He congratulated us on a very good game. He said what we showed on the field was great. I told him we were disappointed. He said we should have our eyes open and make the next steps.Ž The Croats hadnt advanced to the semifinals at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made its first appearance. Croatia will WORLD CUP: Croatia 4, Russia 3Croatia ends Russias run, advances to World Cup semi“ nalsFOOTBALL: BuccaneersStaring through the Bucs abyssBy Tom JonesTimes sports columnistBucs training camp is now less than a month away, and it feels like dark clouds have gathered around One Buc Place. It happened suddenly. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote how it felt as if the Bucs were starting to take steps toward improvement and there was a case for optimism in 2018. The glass was half-full. Now? It has all changed. Now, its hard to see through the abyss. Surely Ill be accused of being a Debbie Downer, but havent the past few weeks just sucked the life out this thing? Thats what the Jameis Winston suspension has done. 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PETERSBURG „ When the call from the Hall came, there she was again. The girl with the I Love You MartyŽ sign, in the newspaper again, this time on the cover of the June 27 Times Sports section. Frozen in time, doing what she always did at Lightning games, what she still does. Kathleen Harrod, through all the years, continues to support Marty St. Louis. When news broke that St. Louis would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Times page designer Sean Kristoff-Jones searched the electronic archives for a picture that captured Martys 14-year career in Tampa. He selected one that illustrates a connection with Lightning fans „ one in particular. In the photo, St. Louis is hunched over, his stick resting on his knees, the hint of a smile on his face. Behind him is a 15-year-old St. Petersburg girl with strawberry-blonde hair, pressing her sign against the glass, waiting for St. Louis to notice her. Times photographer Dirk Shadd certainly did that day, just as the Lightnings 2004 Stanley Cup season was dawning. That picture that keeps showing up is from a Sept. 21, 2003 preseason game against Carolina. Its archive caption includes a note: By Marc TopkinTimes SportsThere is so much Rays to chat about right now, what with the still evolving pitching plan, Sundays expected AllStar berths for C Wilson Ramos and LHP Blake Snell, and the stadium reveal coming Tuesday. Under cover are the calls, text messages and occasional GIFs GM Erik Neander, senior VP Chaim Bloom and other execs are sharing with teams on possible trades. And they have a lot to talk about, too. Even after all the Rays did during the winter, spring and first MONICA HERNDON | TIMESTampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter talks to the media after mandatory mini camp on June 12, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. By MARK LONGAP Sports WriterDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. „ Chase Elliott is on the pole and the green flag has dropped for the start of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman are on the front row at Daytona, a needed boost for both the team and manufacturer Chevrolet. Chevy is trying to snap a 0-for-17 streak. Its the longest losing winless stretch for the American manufacturer since a 31-race drought in 1981-82. Austin Dillon gave Chevy its lone win of the season at the seasonopening Daytona 500. The American automaker hasnt been to victory lane since and hadnt really gotten close to a checkered. Toyota and Ford have pulled away in the standings. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson starts fourth in the No. 48 Chevrolet, giving Hendrick three of the top four spots. More AP auto racing: RACINGNASCAR race at Daytona begins with Chase Elliott on pole HOCKEY: LightningMeet the girl behind the St. Louis signDIRK SHADD | TIMESKathleen Harrod, then 15, is shown pressing her Marty St. Louis sign against the glass, hoping to get the Tampa Bay Lightning stars attention before a 2003 preseason game against the Carolina Hurricane. BASEBALL: RaysRays Tales: Who might be going, and whyAP PHOTONathan Eovaldi was sharp on Wednesday. SEE CROATIA, 2 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE HOCKEY, 3 SEE RAYS, 3FINAL FOUREngland heads to the semi“ nals with 2-0 win over Sweden, stands one win away from Cup “ nal. Page 6


Page 2 SP Sunday, July 8, 2018 / The Sunnext play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow. With the crowd silenced following an extra-time header from Croatia defender Domagoj Vida in the 101st minute, Russia defender Mario Fernandes scored with his own header in the 115th to send the match to yet another penalty shootout. Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that countrys national team in 2011, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage. Both goalkeepers made early saves in the shootout, with an injured Danijel Subasic stopping the opening shot from Fyodor Smolov. Igor Akinfeev later blocked an attempt from Mateo Kovacic. At 1-1, Fernandes missed his shot „ only the second player to miss in any of the four shootouts at this years World Cup. The teams then traded two scores each before Ivan Rakitic calmly converted the winning penalty. We should have finished the j ob before penalties but maybe its written in the stars we have to go through the extra drama,Ž said Luka Modric, whose penalty bounced off Akinfeevs hand and the post before entering the other side of the net. Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead in re g ulation time with a long-range shot into the upper corner in the 31st minute. 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GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, “ nal round, at Donegal, Ireland 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier Classic, “ nal round, at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier Classic, “ nal round, at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. GOLF „ Tour, LECOM Health Challenge, “ nal round, at Clymer, N.Y. 5:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, “ nal round, at Oneida, Wis. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS „ Atlanta at Milwaukee 7 p.m. ESPN „ MLB All-Star Selection Show 8 p.m. ESPN „ L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels MOTOR SPORTS 5 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, RedBud National (250 Moto 2 class), at Buchanan, Mich. 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City FC SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2 p.m.ABC „ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle SPECIALS 2 p.m. ESPN „ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas SWIMMING 6:30 p.m. NBCSN „ TYR Pro Swim Series, at Columbus, Ohio TENNIS 3 p.m. ABC „ Wimbledon Championships, Week 1 highlights, at London By SCOTT ORGERAAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Tampa Bays Blake Snell and Wilson Ramos are hoping they both get selected to the American League All-Star team. Saturday afternoons performance at Citi Field may have strengthened the batterymates chances. Snell blanked the Mets over a career-high-tying 7 ‡ innings, Ramos drove in a pair of runs and the Rays downed New York 3-0 on Saturday. Id be pumped,Ž Snell said about the possibility of playing in the Midsummer Classic. Id be stoked.Ž A late afternoon start under clear blue skies featured two young lefthanders at the top of their game in recent weeks, both successfully dodging a slew of baserunners early. Ranked among the league leaders in several categories, the 25-year-old Snell was as advertised„ keeping the Mets off the board despite allowing the leadoff runner to reach in six out of eight frames including each of the first four. Snell (12-4) struck out nine, scattering six hits and three walks while lowering his AL-leading ERA to 2.09. Blake has been tremendous for us. Hes been the workhorse.Ž Rays manager Kevin Cash said. Were talking about a potential All-Star candidate.Ž The lanky lefty has yielded two runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts and is 4-0 with an 0.63 ERA over his last four outings, two against the Astros. He deserves to be in the All-Star Game because hes had an awesome year,Ž Ramos said of the Rays starter. Theres nothing better than being with your teammates in the All-Star Game.Ž The feeling is mutual. He needs to go,Ž Snell said, rallying for his backstop. It would be even cooler if I did go and pitch to him. I think that would be special for the both of us.Ž After being held scoreless in 34 of their previous 36 innings, Tampa Bay finally broke through in the fifth. Matt Duffy lined a leadoff double down the right-field line, the fourth two-bagger surrendered by Mets starter Steven Matz to that point, advancing to third on a groundout. Ramos followed with a sharp grounder to shortstop. A charging Amed Rosario booted the ball before recovering and throwing to first for the out. With Duffy running on contact, Rosario likely would have cut down the run at home had he fielded the ball cleanly. Instead, the Rays took a 1-0 lead. He just came in on it hard,Ž Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. He looked up just to see where the runner was and it hit off his heel.Ž Matz (4-6) continued his recent surge, charged with one run on five hits and three walks in 6 ‡ innings„ striking out five. The Long Island native has allowed four earned runs across his last three starts, a span of 18 ‡ innings.BASEBALL: Rays 3, Mets 0Snell helps Rays blank Mets 3-0Staff ReportsThe long ball helped propel the Stone Crabs to an 8-3 victory Saturday against the Clearwater Threshers at Spectrum Stadium. And for the second time this week, a familiar face from the parent club, started a game for the Stone Crabs. Jake Faria, on a rehabilitation assignment, started for Charlotte, pitching two innings, allowing two hits, including a home run, in his appearance. Chris Archer threw four no-hit innings Tuesday night. However, it was Florida State League all-star Willy Ortiz, who earned the victory, hurling six innings, allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out six, raising his record to 5-2. The Stone Crabs opened the scoring in the 2nd inning as third baseman Jermaine Palacios doubled to center, the first of his three hits, scoring left fielder Miles Mastrobuoni. Charlotte would plate three more runs in the 4th inning. Designated hitter Rene Pinto would be the next to deliver with a double to center scoring Jesus Sanchez. The Stone Crabs would load the bases, and former Rice Owl Tristan Gray would factor into the equation, drawing a base on balls to force home Pinto. The Stone Crabs tacked on another run as catcher Zacrey Laws sacrifice fly to center field scored Mastrobuoni. Josh Lowe and Rob Tenorowicz hit backto-back solo shots in the 7th inning to give Charlotte an authoritative 6-2 advantage. The Stone Crabs would add to their cushion in the 8th inning, as Tristan Gray hit a two-run home run to left. Alexis Tapia, came into finish the game, pitching a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two while allowing two hits.BASEBALLStone Crabs power past ThreshersBy John RabyAssociated PressWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. „ Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the PGA Tour in West Virginia. Varner shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to tie Kraft at the top entering the final round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Both are seeking their first tour wins in their 85th starts. Since this tournament debuted in 2010, there have been four first-time champions, but no third-round leader has won. I wish we could go play right now,Ž Varner said. Im pretty hungry. This is what you work for. This is what I get so pumped up to do.Ž Varner had four back-nine birdies after 10 consecutive pars to catch Kraft, the secondround leader who let a four-stroke lead slip away and shot 1-under 69. Both were at 14-under 196. Varners best finish on tour was a tie for fifth at the OHL Classic in Mexico in 2016. He has one top-10 finish in each of the past two years and won the Australian PGA Championship in 2016. I guess this whole things new to me because Ive never had a lead going into the last day,Ž Varner said. But I dont really lack confidence. Thats never really been a problem. I just need to slow down and take it all in. Because theres going to be something that happens tomorrow where I can learn and I can grow and I can get a lot better. So it goes back to keeping it in perspective. That was deep. Sorry.Ž Kraft, who finished fifth in last years tournament, refused to get down on himself despite bogeys on two of his final three holes Saturday. Im just going to stay patient tomorrow,Ž he said. I hit a lot of good shots today.Ž Fifteen golfers were within five shots of the lead. The tournament has been decided by two or fewer strokes every year and has gone to a playof f three times. The 2016 tournament was canceled after devastating floods. The Old White TPC dried out on a sunny Saturday and scores werent as low as the first two days when rains softened the course and yielded eight rounds of 63 or better. Kraft had a one-stroke lead entering the round, the first time hes led after 36 holes on the PGA Tour.GOLFVarner, Kraft tied for lead at GreenbrierBy LUKE MEREDITHAssociated PressNEWTON, Iowa „ Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgardens up-anddown season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago. Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway „ the scene of perhaps his most impressive performance back in 2016 „ in hopes of closing the gap further on series leader Scott Dixon. Newgarden is fourth, 50 points behind Dixon, despite a series-high three wins in 10 starts. Thats because the Tennessee-born Newgarden finished eighth or worse in a five-race stretch that began in Indianapolis and ended in Texas. Newgarden got things going in the right direction in Wisconsin two weeks ago, leading all but two of 55 laps, and he feels as though his No. 1 Chevy will have an advantage after testing the newly designed aero package at Iowa on June 27. Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power won his 52nd career pole on Saturday, with Newgarden set to start second. Ryan Hunter-Reay was third, followed by Simon Pagenaud. Us testing here is a benefit...(and) I think its more important this year just because its a new car „ and Iowa is its own animal,Ž said Newgarden, who led a record 282 of 300 laps to win at Iowa two years ago. Even having been to Phoenix, another short oval, I dont think a lot of that really applies here because Iowa is just crazy unique. Its a lot bumpier.Ž Despite being one of the few drivers to run in each of Iowas previous 11 races, Dixon has never won here. His best finish was third in 2016 „ even though he has claimed the pole three times.AUTO RACINGNewgarden looks for 2nd straight win


The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 SP Page 3By Howard FendrichAssociated PressLONDON „ Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. Its going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at Wimbledon, joining the procession of top women on the way out. Ranked and seeded No. 1, fresh off her winning first Grand Slam title at the French Open, so sure she had figured out how to overcome the big-moment anxiety that was so problematic for so long, Halep chastised herself as unprofessionalŽ after bowing out in the third round at the All England Club on Saturday, dropping the last five games while being beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because Im tired, I couldnt stay focused for every ball,Ž Halep said. Mentally, I was tired. Also physically, I feel tired. My muscles are gone.Ž For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five womens seeds reached the round of 16. Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. The only past champion at the grass-court tournament left is Serena Williams. Only two other women among the 16 left even own a Grand Slam singles title: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko one. I mean, Im not surprised anymore,Ž said 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko, a 6-0, 6-4 winner against Vitalia Diatchenko, who eliminated five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the first round. Because every day, something strange is happening in the draw.Ž Far less so in the mens bracket, although No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev did depart Saturday with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Ernests Gulbis, a Latvian ranked 138th who is the first male qualifier since 2012 to reach Wimbledons fourth round.TENNISAfter loss, No. 1 Halep calls self tiredBUCSFrom Page 1Eagles visit. Theyre followed by the mighty Steelers. Saints. Eagles. Steelers. The Bucs were staring at, potentially, 0-3 even with their starting quarterback. Without him? Im not sure theres enough Fitzmagic in 35-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick to steal even one victory in the first three games. True, Fitzpatrick went 2-1 as a starter last season filling in for an injured Winston, but do you remember those two victories? One was at home against Josh McCown and the Jets. The other was on the road against Matt Moore and the Dolphins. Hey, those wins count. They dont ask how, but how many. But lets be realistic. Were not talking about the Jets or Dolphins. This time around, there are no McCowns or Moores waiting. This time, its Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and whichever great quarterback the Eagles throw out there. If the Bucs start 0-3, that might be curtains. Typically, 0-3 is a death sentence. Since 1980, there have been 173 teams that have started 0-3. Only five went on to make the playoffs. Now, a couple of things. Maybe the Bucs dont start 0-3. Maybe the 14-year veteran Fitzpatrick discovers that Fitzmagic. Maybe he and his beard pull out a victory along the way. And, well, five other teams have come back from 0-3 holes to make the playoffs, so its not impossible. Maybe Tampa Bay could be the sixth. But if were being honest, of all the scenarios, 0-3 seems the most likely, doesnt it? And, if were really being honest, 0-3 to the playoffs is a shot in the dark. An 0-3 start for a team went 5-11 last season is not exactly the foundation for a turnaround season. An 0-3 start could put the team in full panic mode. It could turn up the heat on coach Dirk Koetters seat. It should turn up the heat on general manager Jason Lichts seat. An 0-3 start is more likely to send a team into a seasonlong tailspin than serve as incentive for a historic comeback. So lets try to look at it as glass half-full. Theres still a lot to like about this team. The Bucs have plenty of skill at the skilled positions. Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries, Cam Brate and O.J. Howard. You could make a case that no team has six pairs of hands that good. If rookie Ronald Jones can provide a running game, the offense could be pretty good. The defensive line is much improved and maybe that helps a defense that is probably going to have to carry this team, especially in the first three weeks. Its possible this wont be a nightmare season after all. But thats hard to see right now. The schedule is tough. The division is hard. And the first three weeks look impossible to navigate. Right now, the abyss looks deep and wide and long. Contact Tom Jones at Follow @tomwjones.HOCKEYFrom Page 1 the fan on the left is unidentified.Ž Not any more. Fifteen years later and me and my Marty sign are still making the Tampa Bay Times Sports section,Ž Harrod tweeted the day after St. Louis received the call from the hall of fame. She included the hashtag #thegirlbehindthesign. Its just crazy because that the picture literally have been in the paper at least 10 times,Ž said Harrod, now 31. Looking at the picture, Harrod remembers her routine: Every home game during warms-up she would leave her seat in section 211, row A, to get closer to the ice while her dad got them food. My dad and I growing up had season tickets for 10 years, so him and I went to every single Lightning game since they were at the St. Pete Times Forum,Žshe said. It was a huge part of my childhood.Ž Harrods dad, Rick, said he introduced hockey to her, and she fell in love with the sport instantly. In the early 1990s or late 80s I just became interested in hockey. I lived in Florida my whole life, so I wasnt around it that much until Tampa Bay got a team,Ž said Rick Harrod, who is 66 and living in Brooksville. She ended up loving the game.Ž And Marty. Every game, as he warmed up, Harrod would try to the same seat by the glass. There was a group of ladies every single game that we would all sit and watch him,Ž Kathleen Harrod said. He knew the sign, every game he would come over and stand in front of it and kick the board.Ž St. Louis wasnt the biggest player, and thats why Harrod liked him even more. He was just always fun to watch. He was a underdog,Žshe said. He is small for being a hockey player but really fast.Ž Harrods connection with St. Louis wasnt just a teenage fantasy, said Debbie West, 55, of Dunedin. West is a Harrod family friend and would sit right next to Kathleen and Rick Harrod for many years. She would arrive to the game several hours before, as soon as the doors would open,Ž West said. She stayed true to him throughout all the years he played.Ž Harrod has many St. Louis collectibles, from a Marty-signed puck to the game-worn jersey her dad bought in a charity auction for $1,000. My dad surprised me,Ž she said. I came home one da y and it was sitting on the dining room table.Ž For some Lightning fans, the love affair with St. Louis went cold when, during a 2014 playoff push, he successfully lobbied to be traded to the Rangers. By then, Harrod was already committed. In 2013, the year she turned 26, she got a Marty tattoo. I have his number tattooed on me,Ž she said. It was always my lucky number, it was his number, so its on my wrist in Roman numerals.Ž The tattoo? No regrets. The junior class trip to Europe, the one that cost her $6,000 and a chance to attend four 2004 Stanley Cup Finals games „ including the Game 7 clincher? That, she regrets. I tried to not go to Europe. People think Im crazy because I wanted to go to a hockey game,Ž she said. Looking back I still would of stayed, to see them win the Cup, I could go to Europe anytime.Ž Her other regret: Shes never spoken to St. Louis. Shes had multiple chances, the best coming when he walked by her during the Lightnings ceremony to retire his jersey on Jan. 13, 2017. Her heart started racing and she couldnt speak. Shes hoping to break the ice „ and fetch her I Love You MartyŽ sign out of storage „ on Nov. 12 when St. Louis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. My instant thought when he was going into the hall of fame was I need to figure out a way to get to Toronto,Ž she said. Brittany Slater has known Harrod since they were freshmen at St. Petersburg High School. She calls her the smartest girl in the room when it comes to hockey.Ž Slater also knows the real reason Harrod fell for the sport and then for Marty: Her father. With hockey it was kind of like their religion,Ž said Slater, who tagged along often on the Harrods father-daughter hockey outings. It was unspoken. This is what we do. This is how we do it, and its been like that since she was a little girl all away through now.Ž Contact Allana J. Barefield at abarefield@ Follow @allana_b18RAYSFrom Page 1 three-plus months of this season, they have the potential to be quite busy leading up to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades. And they should be. Besides maybe a winning record, all the Rays are playing for now is the future. So in continuing to transition to their young core, it makes sense to keep clearing out veterans (and some younger players) who are not part of that plan, sorting out which prospects look legit, and further assessing areas of need (such as a promising young catcher, which should be No. 1). Also, from a practical standpoint, creating 40-man roster space to make room for more call-ups. More than any other year, and more than any other team, the Rays, at least in terms of volume, should have the most to talk about, with a dozen players at least in conversations. The bigger issue, in these days of front office austerity, will be getting what they consider a value-worthy return, though in some cases they may be better off taking what they can get. Here is our look at the possibilities, in some order of relevance: Thanks for playing, and good luckRHP Nathan EovaldiSuddenly the hottest commodity among scouts tracking the Rays, with 10 teams expected to watching Sundays start. The strong interest makes sense: Hes pitched well (2-3, 3.92), appears healthy, has experience and is cheap, due less than $1 million due and a free agent to be. The Rays need starters right now, but if the y can g et a p otential future piece hes headed elsewhere.C Wilson RamosAs weve said, Ramos has played really well for the Rays, and it makes no sense for him to keep playing for them. Knowing theyre not going to re-sign him as he hits free agency seeking something like $40 million over three years, its up to the Rays to get something valuable before he walks away, plus save the nearly $5 million owed. The challenge is getting the Nats to budge, or another team engaged.SS Adeiny HechavarriaAssuming the Rays have been trying to deal him for three weeks since calling up Willy Adames, this may be a tougher sell than youd think. Hechavarrias defense is unparalleled and hes a pending free agent, which should make him an appealing rental for any contender seeking to upgrade. Maybe it takes clarity of the Manny Machado market for teams to set lower sights on Hechavarria?RHP Sergio RomoHes done pretty much whatever asked: Close games, work in middle relief, be the pioneering opener, all with relative success. But with a stack of young relievers whod benefit from working those highest-leverage situations, Romos time here has passed. His postseason experience, and at times still sweeping breaking ball, should have some value given how contenders are always looking for bullpen upgrades.OF Carlos GomezThe Rays should have a better use for the at-bats hes getting. The .195 average and .596 OPS obviously dont make him very appealing, and there is a bit of a loose cannonŽ factor. But the energy, passion and experience could have some slight value elsewhere. At least enough to dump the $2-million left of his salary?LHP Jonny VentersA late June hamstring strain may keep him sidelined past the deadline, which is too bad because it would have been interesting to see how much other teams valued his performance (and heartwarming story) over concern for his oftrepaired elbow. But the Rays have younger arms to handle this role, too.RHP Matt AndrieseIt wouldnt seem like theres much reason to trade Andriese, who is heading to arbitration for the first time. But if his role here has been reduced to working a couple innings every few days, the Rays should find a team that values him higher as a starter.RHP Chris ArcherOne of these years, the Rays are going to trade Archer. But, they still dont have to, as he is under control for three more seasons after this one for just $27.5 million total. So the ongoing question remains one of timing: When are they likely to best maximize their return? The Rays expected his value to keep rising, but inconsistent performances have raised the question if they waited too long, especially with teams now reluctant to trade a passel of prospects, such as how the Rays got him from the Cubs. Returning from the DL on Monday, albeit on a limited pitch count, should give him enough time to show he is healthy. The bigger question is whether teams will pay the Rays still hefty price. Well, thats an interesting question3B Matt Du yUnlike some of the other veterans, the Rays have no reason to trade Duffy, who ranks among their best hitters (sixth in the AL) and all-around players, doesnt start making any real money until next year (around $4 million) and wont be a free agent until 2021. But those are all reasons why he appeals to other teams that could use a third baseman, such as the Angels, Braves and Phillies. And the Rays do have a glut of infielders. Most likely, theyd have to be overwhelmed.RHP Chaz RoeAlso seems worth keeping around, what with his filthy slider and, before Fridays walkoff grand slam, an extended run of dominance with a 0.51 ERA over 18 appearances. Plus, hes cheap and not a free agent for three more years. Like with Duffy, theyd have to be talked into this one. Hmm, would they even consider ƒCF Kevin KiermaierHe is the (handsome) face of the franchise and signed long-term, due $40 million-plus over four years, plus a 2023 option. Despite missing extended time for a third straight season and having a bad year at the plate (.147), his defense could, obviously, be game-changing for a contender.LHP Blake SnellHes broken through as one of the best starters in the majors at 25, and the Rays should be much more interested in trying to sign him long-term than even considering a trade. But theyve always been a sell-high organization, and he certainly could bring back a haul, though it would be a bad message to send. Contact Marc Topkin at Follow @ TBTimes_Ra y sDIRK SHADD PHOTOS | TIMES Kathleen Harrod, 31, shows off the picture of herself in 2004 with an I Love You MartyŽ sign as Tampa Bay Lightning Marty St. Louis huddles in front of her during the pregame warm up before a game. Harrod is also sporting a XXVIŽ tattoo for Marty who was number 26. Marty St. Louis was recently elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. When that news broke, the Times re-ran that photo and she remarked how she was still making the Times all these later. Kathleen Harrod, 31, shows off her XXVIŽ tattoo for Tampa Bay Lightning Marty St. Louis who was number 26.


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CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Harvey5.29 321493 4.80 Hernandez.11 110062.08 Garrett,H,1811 332227 3.43 Hghs,L,.2,BS,212 110214 1.53 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Chatwood5.29 7744120 5.01 Rosario,W,4-02.12 000223 1.50 Morrow,S,20-2110 000110 1.35 Hernandezpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Garrettpitchedto3battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hernandez1-0, Hughes3-3,Rosario1-0.HBP„Harvey (Rizzo).WP„Chatwood2. Umpires„Home,AdrianJohnsonFirst,Tripp GibsonSecond,BrianGormanThird,Mike Muchlinski. T„3:15.A„41,538(41,649).TWINS5,ORIOLES4BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b511002.217 Jonescf401000.282 Machadoss401100.310 Trumbodh210021.259 Davis1b311211.155 Valenciarf400003.262 Schoop2b412001.212 Siscoc400002.197 Petersonlf301111.197 TOTALS33474411 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauer1b301010.259 Rosariodh-lf400002.306 Dozier2b401002.219 Escobar3b401001.270 Polancoss300011.286 Keplerrf321110.224 Grossmanlf421001.236 Rodneyp000000--Cavecf311001.268 Wilsonc302300.134 TOTALS3158438 BALTIMORE300000001„471 MINNESOTA00003200X„580 E„Davis(4).LOB„Baltimore6,Minnesota 5.2B„Beckham(6),Jones(22),Schoop (13),Peterson(9),Dozier(17),Escobar(35), Grossman(11),Wilson(5).HR„Davis(8), offGibsonKepler(10),offGausman.RBIs„ Machado(60),Davis2(27),Peterson(18), Kepler(33),Wilson3(11).SB„Jones(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Baltimore5 (Beckham2,Davis,Valencia2)Minnesota3 (Dozier2,Escobar).RISP„Baltimore1for11 Minnesota3for8. Runnersmovedup„Jones,Machado.GIDP„ Beckham,Wilson. DP„Baltimore1(Schoop,Machado,Davis) Minnesota1(Escobar,Dozier,Mauer). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Gausman55 331590 4.11 Castro,L,2-512 222025 3.20 Scott11 000217 5.79 Britton10 000111 5.06 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gibson,W,3-674 3349109 3.59 Hildnbrgr,H,13110001232.93 Rodny,S,19-24121101193.16 WP„Gausman.PB„Wilson(2). Umpires„Home,NickMahrleyFirst,Jordan BakerSecond,JerryLayneThird,Vic Carapazza. T„2:54.A„25,974(38,649).RAYS3,METS0TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf501001.150 Duffy3b411010.309 Robertson2b310011.261 Ramosc502201.289 Cron1b201010.241 a-Bauersph-1b200001.227 Hechavarriass400001.256 Gomezrf402101.200 Fieldlf301001.217 b-Smithph-lf100000.274 Alvaradop000000--Romop000000.000 Snellp100011.000 Castillop000000--Wendlelf111000.272 TOTALS3539348 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf301010.261 Bautistarf400003.218 Cabrera2b401000.283 Confortolf401002.224 Flores1b403000.269 Frazier3b400001.220 Plaweckic300012.225 Rosarioss200010.236 Matzp200002.103 Gsellmanp000000.000 c-Reyesph101000.180 Swarzakp000000--TOTALS31070310 TAMPABAY000010011„390 NEWYORK000000000„070 a-struckoutforCroninthe8th.b-grounded outforFieldinthe8th.c-doubledfor Gsellmaninthe8th. LOB„TampaBay11,NewYork7.2B„Duffy (16),Cron(14),Gomez(8),Field(9),Nimmo (11),Flores(14),Reyes(5).RBIs„Ramos 2(47),Gomez(18).SB„Kiermaier(6). CS„Nimmo(4). Runnersleftinscoringposition„TampaBay 8(Kiermaier,Duffy,Hechavarria3,Bauers, Smith2)NewYork3(Cabrera,Plawecki, Matz).RISP„TampaBay2for17NewYork0 for7. Runnersmovedup„Robertson,Ramos, Frazier,Nimmo.GIDP„Duffy,Frazier, Plawecki. DP„TampaBay2(Duffy,Robertson, Cron),(Snell,Robertson,Cron)NewYork1 (Rosario,Cabrera,Flores). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Snell,W,12-47.16 0039112 2.09 Castillo,H,7.10 00005 1.47 Alvarado,H,18.11 00005 2.75 Romo,S,9-1310 000112 4.23 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,4-66.15 1135110 3.31 Gsellman1.22 110226 4.44 Swarzak12111122 6.46 Alvaradopitchedto1batterinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Castillo1-0, Alvarado1-0,Romo1-0,Gsellman1-0.HBP„ Matz(Snell),Gsellman(Robertson). Umpires„Home,NicLentzFirst,Mark CarlsonSecond,GerryDavisThird,Brian Knight. T„2:58.A„32,986(41,922).TIGERS7,RANGERS2TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh402001.294 Andrusss401001.256 Guzman1b000000.245 Mazararf401002.270 1-Toccipr-rf000000.069 Beltre3b401000.296 Kiner-Falefa3b000000.255 Odor2b412101.234 Profar1b-ss411000.247 Gallolf300011.190 Chirinosc400101.203 DeShieldscf400002.222 TOTALS3528219 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mahtooklf502103.211 Castellanosrf411112.301 Goodrum2b414010.251 Hicks1b411111.284 Martinezdh311011.243 a-Reyesph-dh101000.241 Candelario3b410012.231 McCannc500003.220 Iglesiasss412100.273 Jonescf210010.220 TOTALS367124612 TEXAS000001001„281 DETROIT70000000X„7120 a-singledforMartinezinthe8th. 1-ranforMazarainthe8th. E„DeShields(4).LOB„Texas7,Detroit12. 2B„Choo2(20),Odor(11),Profar(23), Mahtook(4),Goodrum(18),Iglesias(21). HR„Odor(5),offFiersCastellanos(15), offHamels.RBIs„Odor(23),Chirinos(36), Mahtook(5),Castellanos(55),Hicks(30), Iglesias(32).SB„Goodrum(7). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas5 (Andrus,Beltre,Odor2,Gallo)Detroit7 (Castellanos2,Candelario3,McCann2). RISP„Texas0for9Detroit3for17. Runnersmovedup„Mazara,Gallo,Chirinos, Martinez.GIDP„Martinez. DP„Texas1(Odor,Andrus,Profar). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Hamels,L,4-8.25 732241 4.28 Moore4.12 004685 7.08 Claudio35 000457 4.46 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fiers,W,6-5651116983.65 Hardy22000335 3.31 Wilson111100104.05 Inheritedrunners-scored„Moore1-0. HBP„Moore(Jones).WP„Moore2.PB„ McCann(4). Umpires„Home,JerryMealsFirst,Chris SegalSecond,GabeMoralesThird,Ed Hickox. T„3:08.A„29,174(41,297).ASTROS12,WHITESOX6CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b512001.232 Sanchez3b301012.258 Abreudh410002.259 Garciarf321200.281 Palkalf310012.227 Davidson1b411102.228 Narvaezc402301.270 Andersonss400002.248 Engelcf300001.223 a-Tilsonph100001.268 TOTALS34676214 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf421012.249 Bregman3b533201.284 Altuve2b412010.339 Gurriel1b422411.303 Reddickrf511102.269 Gattisdh412111.257 Tuckerlf411113.250 Stassic503201.264 Gonzalezss512100.229 TOTALS40121712511 CHICAGO000104010„670 HOUSTON01302213X„12171 a-struckoutforEngelinthe9th. E„Gonzalez(6).LOB„Chicago4,Houston 9.2B„Sanchez(18),Narvaez(10),Bregman (29),Altuve(23),Gattis(15),Stassi(12), Gonzalez(12).HR„Garcia(9),offGiles Gurriel(6),offShieldsBregman(17),off Shields.RBIs„Garcia2(17),Davidson(38), Narvaez3(14),Bregman2(57),Gurriel4 (46),Reddick(27),Gattis(62),Tucker(1), Stassi2(24),Gonzalez(35).SB„Anderson (21),Springer(6),Altuve(13).SF„Garcia. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago 3(Palka,Anderson,Engel)Houston5 (Springer,Gurriel,Tucker2,Gonzalez). RISP„Chicago2for8Houston8for18. Runnersmovedup„Altuve2. GIDP„Gonzalez. DP„Chicago1(Moncada,Anderson, Davidson). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Shields,L,3-105.210 882999 4.53 Rondon121111327.67 Fry.243301183.54 Minaya.210020203.57 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton,W,11-25.25 5528101 2.83 Harris,H,11.10 00015 3.98 McHugh,H,110 000213 0.88 Giles11 110111 4.11 Smith11 000217 4.98 Inheritedrunners-scored„Fry2-1,Minaya 2-2,Harris1-0.WP„Harris. Umpires„Home,AngelHernandezFirst,Bill MillerSecond,ToddTichenorThird,Alan Porter. T„3:19.A„39,568(41,168).YANKEES8,BLUEJAYS5NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnerlf-cf522311.254 Judgerf311122.277 Stantondh311021.265 Hickscf110021.259 Frazierlf200001.318 Andujar3b511002.280 Gregoriusss411111.252 Drury2b501201.189 Wade2b000000.086 Higashiokac501001.190 Bird1b311021.198 TOTALS368971012 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonlf301010.248 a-Hernandezph100001.259 GurrielJr.2b401002.227 Solarte3b300010.254 Smoak1b422002.237 Moralesdh401003.239 Pillarcf311300.246 Grichukrf411101.207 Mailec401000.234 Diazss411100.239 TOTALS3459529 NEWYORK403000001„890 TORONTO020101001„590 a-struckoutforGrandersoninthe9th. LOB„NewYork11,Toronto5.2B„Andujar (25),Drury(2),Granderson(14),Smoak (22).3B„Gardner(3).HR„Gardner(6), offHappJudge(25),offHappPillar(8),off SeverinoGrichuk(11),offSeverinoDiaz(8), offShreve.RBIs„Gardner3(24),Judge(58), Gregorius(46),Drury2(7),Pillar3(32), Grichuk(28),Diaz(20).SB„Gregorius(10). SF„Pillar. Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork6 (Gardner,Andujar2,Higashioka,Frazier2) Toronto2(Solarte,Morales).RISP„New York4for13Toronto1for5. Runnersmovedup„Higashioka. GIDP„Solarte. DP„NewYork1(Severino,Gregorius,Bird). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Severino,W,14-255 332597 2.12 Holder12 110016 2.04 Robertson,H,1411 000016 3.43 Betances,H,1310 000223 2.56 Chapman.10 000161.42 Shreve.21110110 4.99 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Happ,L,10-52.24 666584 4.44 Petricka2.11 101240 4.40 Santos2100123410.80 Loup.11000023.86 Cruz1.12 112228 2.70 Axford.10 000134.14 Santospitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Petricka2-2, Loup1-0,Cruz2-0.PB„Maile(3). Umpires„Home,LanceBarrettFirst, JohnLibkaSecond,BillWelkeThird,Andy Fletcher.T„3:31.A„44,352(53,506).ATHLETICS6,INDIANS3,11INN.OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf601002.255 Canhalf411010.264 Lowrie2b512200.291 K.Davisdh512102.242 Olson1b511000.239 Piscottyrf511201.252 Chapman3b414010.256 Semienss400000.249 Lucroyc500100.249 TOTALS43612625 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. C.Allenp000000--Guyerrf100001.160 McAllisterp000000--Lindorss512101.301 Brantleylf502000.310 Ramirez3b400010.293 Encarnaciondh-1b400110.227 Alonso1b401000.254 1-R.Davispr-cf100001.257 Tomlinp000000--Kipnis2b200011.216 Gonzalez2b200001.280 Gomesc511001.247 Naquinrf411002.264 G.Allencf-rf-cf402110.219 TOTALS4139348 OAKLAND00000003003„6121 CLEVELAND11000100000„391 1-ranforAlonsointhe8th. E„Jackson(2),Lindor(12).LOB„Oakland 7,Cleveland9.2B„Chapman2(14), Brantley(23),G.Allen(4).HR„Lowrie (15),offRamirezK.Davis(21),offRamirez Piscotty(8),offTomlin.RBIs„Lowrie2(61), K.Davis(58),Piscotty2(38),Lucroy(25), Lindor(56),Encarnacion(62),G.Allen(5). SB„Chapman(1),Ramirez(19),G.Allen(6). CS„R.Davis(4).S„Semien. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland 4(Fowler,Olson,Lucroy2)Cleveland4 (Lindor,Alonso3).RISP„Oakland0for8 Cleveland2for9. Runnersmovedup„Semien,Encarnacion, Brantley.GIDP„Fowler,Olson. DP„Cleveland2(Lindor,Ramirez,Alonso), (Encarnacion,Lindor). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Jackson5.25 324398 2.45 Buchter1.11 000014 2.30 Trivino23 000330 1.41 Treinen,W,5-120 000224 0.81 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Kluber75 0023102 2.49 Ramirez,BS,1-1.13 330121 3.44 Perez.1000001 0.77 McAllister11 00009 5.66 C.Allen1.10 000116 3.25 Tomlin,L,0-513 330029 6.89 Inheritedrunners-scored„Buchter2-1, C.Allen1-0. Umpires„Home,StuScheurwaterFirst,Eric CooperSecond,GaryCederstromThird, SeanBarber. T„3:49.A„33,195(35,225).NATIONALS18,MARLINS4MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf401000.288 Castro2b311110.297 Realmutoc311100.305 Holadayc100000.167 Bour1b400002.232 Cooperrf300011.231 Riddless411000.258 Rojas3b401100.257 Riveracf311100.194 Chenp201000.143 Hernandezp100000.000 Meyerp000000.000 TOTALS3247423 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Turnerss431010.282 Sotolf522201.308 Kelleyp000000.000 Rendon3b411201.280 b-Kieboomph-1b000100.217 Harperrf343010.219 Goodwinrf111000.193 Reynolds1b-3b5351000.292 Taylorcf400010.244 Difo2b421010.249 Severinoc511301.171 Scherzerp301000.244 a-Adamsph-lf211000.293 TOTALS4018171843 MIAMI000210100„471 WASHINGTON02017350X„18170 a-singledforScherzerinthe7th.b-outon sacri“ce”yforRendoninthe7th. E„Castro(11).LOB„Miami3,Washington 3.2B„Soto(11),Rendon(25),Reynolds (2).3B„Riddle(3).HR„Castro(6),off ScherzerRealmuto(12),offScherzerRivera (1),offScherzerReynolds(9),offChen Severino(2),offHernandezReynolds(10), offHernandez.RBIs„Castro(33),Realmuto (41),Rojas(32),Rivera(7),Soto2(26), Rendon2(39),Reynolds10(24),Severino3 (15),Kieboom(5).SF„Kieboom. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Miami1 (Riddle)Washington2(Severino2).RISP„ Miami1for2Washington8for10. Runnersmovedup„Difo.GIDP„Realmuto, Rivera. DP„Washington2(Turner,Difo,Reynolds), (Turner,Difo,Reynolds). MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Chen,L,2-64.17 772384 6.14 Hernandez2.18101020676.59 Meyer1.12110023 3.86 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Schrzer,W,11-577 4423109 2.33 Kelley20 000018 2.84 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hernandez2-2, Meyer1-1.WP„Hernandez. Umpires„Home,MarkWegnerFirst,Jim ReynoldsSecond,JohnTumpaneThird,Mike DiMuro. T„3:01.A„34 364 ( 41 313 ) .BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSBraves5,Brewers1: AnibalSanchez pitchedwellintotheseventhand FreddieFreemanaddedthreehitsas theBravesendedafour-gameskid. Tigers7,Rangers2: NicholasCastellanoshomeredaspartofaseven-run “rstinningforDetroit. Yankees8,BlueJays5: LuisSeverino pitched“veinningstoearnhismajor league-leading14thwinandBrett GardnerandAaronJudgeeachhit solohomerunsfortheYankees. Phillies3,Pirates2: NickWilliams, ScottKingeryandJorgeAlfarodrove inrunsasthePhillieswontheirsixth inarow. Twins5,Orioles4: BobbyWilsonhad threeRBIfortheTwins. Cubs8,Reds7: JavierBaezhomered andhadfourhitsandtheCubsralliedfroma“ve-runde“cit. Cardinals3,Giants2: CarlosMartinez pitchedseveneffectiveinningsfor histhirdconsecutivewin. Rays3,Mets0: BlakeSnellblanked theMetsoveracareer-high-tying7.1 innings,WilsonRamosdroveinapair ofrunsandTampaBayprevailed. Rockies5,Mariners1: NoelCuevas hitathree-runhomerintheseventh inningamonghisthreehits. Astros12,WhiteSox6: YuliGurriel clubbedathree-runhomerinthe secondinningandAlexBregmanhit atwo-runshotinthesixth. Athletics6,Indians3,11innings: StephenPiscottyhitatwo-runhomer inthe11th. Nationals18,Marlins4: Mark Reynoldshomeredtwiceanddrove inacareer-high10runs. LATE BostonatKansasCity L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels SanDiegoatArizonaTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7-22.978-33-019.01.89 PittsburghKingham(R)1:35p2-44.702-50-314.16.28 MiamiRichards(R)2-55.264-71-115.04.80 WashingtonRoark(R)1:35p3-104.605-120-317.18.31 AtlantaNewcomb(L)8-33.109-80-115.25.17 MilwaukeeGuerra(R)2:10p5-52.879-72-016.02.81 CincinnatiCastillo(R)5-85.539-91-016.14.41 ChicagoLester(L)2:20p11-22.2514-33-017.02.12 St.LouisFlaherty(R)3-43.195-70-217.04.76 SanFran.Bumgarner(L)4:05p1-32.582-41-121.00.86 SanDiegoRichard(L)7-84.469-91-219.05.21 ArizonaGreinke(R)4:10p9-53.3611-73-019.20.92AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkGerman(R)2-45.376-41-014.16.28 TorontoBorucki(L)1:07p0-12.770-20-113.02.77 TexasBibens-Dirkx (R)1-24.402-31-117.23.06 DetroitFulmer(R)1:10p3-74.225-120-219.24.58 OaklandAnderson(L)0-27.632-20-29.011.00 ClevelandBieber(R)1:10p4-02.975-03-019.02.37 BaltimoreCobb(R)2-106.533-120-118.14.42 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)2:10p3-64.577-110-212.25.68 ChicagoGiolito(R)5-76.937-101-018.15.89 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p5-84.129-91-018.13.93 BostonPorcello(R)10-33.5712-62-018.22.89 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p5-105.137-100-316.18.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TampaBayEovaldi(R)2-33.922-51-118.03.00 NewYork(NL) Flexen(R)1:10p0-110.800-00-00.00.00 ColoradoSenzatela(R)3-14.441-01-07.00.00 SeattleLeBlanc(L)4:10p4-03.199-31-017.15.19 LosAngeles(NL)Wood(L)5-5 3.9410-73-019.02.84 LosAngeles(AL) Heaney(L)8:05p4-63.945-101-117.15.19 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY8 1912: RubeMarquards19-gamewinningstreakwas stoppedastheNewYorkGiantslost7-2totheChicago Cubs. 1918: BostonsBabeRuthlostahomerunatFenway Parkwhenprevailingrulesreducehisshotoverthe fencetoatriple.AmosStrunkscoredonRuthshitfor a1-0winoverCleveland.Ruth,whoplayed95gamesin theseason,“nishedtiedfortheAmericanLeaguetitle with11homers. 1935: TheALextendeditsAll-Starwinningstreakto threewitha4-1victoryatClevelandsMunicipalStadium.NewYorkYankeeLeftyGomezwentsixinnings, whichpromptedtheNLtohavetheruleschangedso thatnopitchercouldthrowmorethanthreeinnings, unlessextrainnings.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto6,N.Y.Yankees2 Detroit3,Texas1 Cleveland10,Oakland4 Houston11,ChicagoWhiteSox4 Minnesota6,Baltimore2 Boston10,KansasCity5 NationalLeague Cincinnati3,ChicagoCubs2 Philadelphia17,Pittsburgh5 Washington3,Miami2 Milwaukee5,Atlanta4 Arizona3,SanDiego1 SanFrancisco3,St.Louis2 Interleague N.Y.Mets5,TampaBay1 L.A.Angels3,L.A.Dodgers2 Colorado7,Seattle1 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,4:05p.m., 1stgame N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,7:05p.m., 2ndgame DetroitatTampaBay,7:10p.m. TexasatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatMinnesota,8:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,4:10p.m., 1stgame WashingtonatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. MilwaukeeatMiami,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m., 2ndgame L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatSanFrancisco, 10:15p.m. Interleague CincinnatiatCleveland,7:10p.m.


The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -150 Cincinnati +140 at Washington -173 Miami +161 at Pittsburgh Off Philadelphia Off at Milwaukee -127 Atlanta +117 at San Francisco -140 St. Louis +130 at Arizona -185 San Diego +170American League at Houston -315 Chicago +285 at Cleveland Off Oakland Off at Detroit -113 Texas +103 at Minnesota -168 Baltimore +158 Boston -235 at K ansas City +215 Interleague Tampa Bay -134 at N.Y. Mets +124 at Seattle -132 Colorado +122 L.A. Dodgers -127 at L.A. Angels +117Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICE „ Suspended Cincinnati 1B Montrell Marshall (DaytonMWL) and Minnesota 3B Sean Miller (Chattanooga-SL) 50 games for their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueDETROIT TIGERS „ Signed LHP Kacey Murphy and RHP Chris Farish to minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Sent OF Nicky Delmonico to Birmingham (SL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS „ Signed LHP Kacey Murphy and RHP Chris Farish to minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Fresno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Kyle Tucker from Fresno. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Optioned RHP Trevor Oaks to Omaha (PCL). Activated LHP Enny Romero. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Sent RHP Nick Tropeano to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Signed OF Erick Rivera to a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Designated RHP David Hale for assignment. Recalled OF Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed OF Matt Joyce on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled OF Nick Martini from Nashville (PCL). Sent RHP Daniel Mengden to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned RHP Nick Rumbelow to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled OF John Andreoli from Tacoma. Signed C Cal Raleigh to a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Designated OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Adam Kolarek from Durham (IL). Signed LHP Shane McClanahan to a minor league contract. Sent RHP Jake Faria to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo (IL). Assigned RHP Preston Guilmet outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment. Optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno (PCL). Reinstated RHP Randall Delgado from the 60-day DL. Reinstated C Alex Avila from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Assigned C Chris Gimenez outright to Iowa (PCL). Signed OF Edmond Americaan, LHP Josh Sawyer, 2B Andy Weber and RHPs Niels Stone and Jake Reindl to minor league contracts. CINCINNATI REDS „ Selected the contract of 2B Dilson Herrera from Louisville (IL). Sent RHP Rookie Davis to the AZL Reds for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Placed LHP Mike Dunn on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Placed C Tom Murphy on paternity leave. Recalled INF/OF Jordan Patterson and LHP Jerry Vasto from Albuquerque (PCL). Sent RHP Bryan Shaw to Albuquerque for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Signed LHP Ben Holmes to a minor league contract. Activated RHP Dylan Floro. Placed RHP Kenta Maeda on the paternity list. MIAMI MARLINS „ Optioned LHP Dillon Peters to New Orleans (PCL). Reinstated OF Garrett Cooper from the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned INF Nate Orf to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Jorge Lopez from Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS „ Placed LHP Jerry Blevins on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas and LHP Josh Smoker to Indianapolis (IL). Signed SS Zack Kone and RHP Deivy Mendez to minor league contracts. Reinstated RHP Michael Feliz from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Alex McRae from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to Spring“ eld (TL) and LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned RHP Robert Stock to El Paso (PCL). Placed LHP Jose Castillo on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled RHP Kazuhisa Makita from El Paso. Reinstated RHP Kirby Yates from paternity leave and RHP Phil Hughes from the 10-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Placed 2B Joe Panik on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated RHP Jeff Samardzija from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Chase dArnaud from Sacramento. Transferred RHP Hunter Strickland to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Sent RHP Koda Glover to the GCL Nationals and C Matt Wieters to Harrisburg (EL) for rehab assignments.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Released RHP Brandon White. Signed OF Kenny Wilson. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Sold the contract of LHP Carlos Diaz to the Cincinnati Reds. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Released RHP Geoff Broussard. Signed RHP Will Lamarche. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Signed RHP John Straka. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Released RHP Mark Haynes.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed INF Gerald Bautista and RHP Phillipe Saad.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM „ Released UT Jeremy Scott. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed RHP Thomas Nicoll. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed RHP David Flattery.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationDETROIT PISTONS „ Named Gregg Polinsky director of player personnel. Signed G Bruce Brown Jr. Waived G Dwight Buycks. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES „ Signed F Keita Bates-Diop.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueDETROIT RED WINGS „ Signed RW Filip Zadina to a three-year contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS „ Promoted Tim Burke to assistant general manager. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS „ Signed D Colin Miller to a four-year contract.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 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 Montreal 8 11 0 24 24 32 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Philadelphia 6 9 3 21 21 27 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 10 3 15 27 34 D.C. United 2 7 5 11 23 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 2 5 35 28 19 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 5 32 33 22 Los Angeles FC 9 4 4 31 37 27 Real Salt Lake 8 8 2 26 25 34 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 4 22 33 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 4 22 27 28 Minnesota United 6 10 1 19 23 33 Seattle 4 9 3 15 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 3Los Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieJuly 4Minnesota United 4, Toronto FC 3 FC Dallas 3, Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle 2, Colorado 1 Real Salt Lake 4, Sporting Kansas City 2 D.C. United 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 2, tieSaturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Philadelphia 0 Montreal 2, Colorado 1 Seattle 0, New England 0, tie Orlando City at Los Angeles FC, late Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, late Minnesota United at Houston, late FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Columbus at Los Angeles Galaxy, late San Jose at Portland, lateTodays GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Wednesdays GamesMontreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, July 14Columbus at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at New England, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Vancouver at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 9 p.m.Sunday, July 15Seattle at Atlanta United FC, 2 p.m. Portland at Los Angeles FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 12 1 3 39 35 14 Chicago 6 4 7 25 25 22 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Utah 5 4 6 21 13 15 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 11 3 3 11 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 4North Carolina 4, Chicago 1Fridays GamePortland 4, Utah 0Saturdays GamesChicago 3, Sky Blue FC 1 Washington at Orlando, late Houston at Seattle, lateWednesdays GamesWashington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. 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 2July 3 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance 2, Uruguay 0At Kazan, RussiaBelgium 2, Brazil 1Saturday At Samara, RussiaEngland 2, Sweden 0At Sochi, RussiaCroatia 2, Russia 2 (Croatia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)SEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Wednesday At MoscowCroatia vs. England, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemi“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemi“ nals winners, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONSaturdays results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Third RoundKaren Khachanov, Russia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-1. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Kyle Edmund (21), Britain, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Gilles Simon, France, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (2). Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Fabio Fognini (19), Italy, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Alex De Minaur, Australia, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. Dennis Novak, Austria, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Kei Nishikori (24), Japan, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia (15), 6-1, 7-6(3), 6-4.Womens Singles Third Round Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, def. Simona Halep (1), Romania, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, 6-2, 6-2. Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia, 6-0, 6-4. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Daria Gavrilova (26), Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Anett Kontaveit (28), Estonia, 6-2, 6-3. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, 7-5, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Naomi Osaka (18), Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Carla Suarez-Navarro (27), Spain, 6-1, 7-6 (3).Mens Doubles Second Round Leonardo Mayer, Argentina and Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, def. Hans Podlipnik, Chile and Marcelo ArevaloGonzalez, El Salvador, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (5), Britain, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia and Ta y lor Fritz United States 7-5 6-3 6-1. Philipp Petzschner, Germany and Tim Puetz, Germany, def. Nicolas Mahut, France and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (4), France, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-3. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, def. Vishnu Vardhan, India and N. Sriram Balaji, India, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-3. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Liam Broady, Britain and Scott Clayton, Britain, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 1-2, ret. Artem Sitak, New Zealand and Divij Sharan, India, def. Julio Peralta, Chile and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-7 (5), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4.Womens Doubles Second Round Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (1), Hungary, def. Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2. Johanna Larsson, Sweden and Kiki Bertens (9), Netherlands, def. Arina Rodionova, Australia and Maryna Zanevska, Belgium, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain and Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Georgina Garcia Perez, Spain and Fanny Stollar, Hungary, 6-2, 6-4. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania and Irina Begu (15), Romania, def. Ana Bogdan, Romania and Kaitlyn Christian, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (4), Spain, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia and Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-3, 7-5. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia and Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 6-4. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (2), Czech Republic, def. Katy Dunne, Britain and Harriet Dart, Britain, 6-2, 6-4.Mixed Doubles First Round Marcin Mat kowski, Poland and Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, def. Divij Sharan, India and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 6-3, 7-5. Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka, United Kingdom def. Roman Jebavy and Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.Second Round Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia and Abigail Spears (10), United States, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands and Demi Schuurs (17), Netherlands, def. James Cerretini, United States and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (13), 6-3. Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands and Johanna Larsson (12), Sweden, def. Ken Skupski, Britain and Naomi Broady, Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (0). Michael Venus, New Zealand and Katarina Srebotnik (9), Slovenia, def. Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2. Ivan Dodig, Croatia and Latisha Chan (3), Taiwan, def. Aisam Qureshi, Pakistan and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Alexander Peya, Austria and Nicole Melichar (11), United States, def. Ken Skupski, Britain and Anna Smith, Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Sloane Stephens, United States and Jack Sock, United States, def. Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (15), Spain, 7-5, 6-2.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCOKE ZERO SUGAR 400 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for Saturday nights race at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.(Car number in parentheses)1. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 194.045 mph 2. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 193.046 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 192.802 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 192.361 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 192.345 6. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 192.164 7. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 191.812 8. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 191.669 9. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 191.445 10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 191.298 11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 191.152 12. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 190.981 13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 191.209 14. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 191.140 15. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.913 16. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Chevy, 190.900 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.876 18. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 190.868 19. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 190.832 20. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.819 21. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 190.634 22. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevy, 190.565 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 190.396 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 190.339 25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 190.042 26. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 190.034 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 189.777 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 189.649 29. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 189.434 30. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.203 31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 188.336 32. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 188.001 33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 187.371 34. (7) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevy, 187.324 35. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 186.312 36. (00) Joey Gase, Chevy, 185.361 37. (99) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 185.033 38. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 184.976 39. (51) Ray Black II, Chevy, 183.146 40. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 182.730Failed to qualify41. (92) Timothy Peters, Ford, 181.068 (Race results not available at press time)NASCAR XFINITYCOCA-COLA FIRECRACKER 250Friday night at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 105 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (5) Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 105, 0, 45. 3. (6) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 105, 0, 34. 4. (2) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 105, 0, 0. 5. (38) Kaz Grala, Ford, 105, 0, 32. 6. (14) Shane Lee, Chevy, 105, 0, 31. 7. (36) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 105, 0, 30. 8. (4) Daniel Hemric, Chevy, 105, 0, 32. 9. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevy, 105, 0, 40. 10. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 105, 0, 27. 11. (17) Michael Annett, Chevy, 105, 0, 26. 12. (10) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 105, 0, 25. 13. (12) Ryan Truex, Chevy, 105, 0, 25. 14. (35) Chad Finchum, Chevy, 105, 0, 23. 15. (21) Alex Labbe, Chevy, 105, 0, 22. 16. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevy, 105, 0, 21. 17. (30) Spencer Boyd, Chevy, 105, 0, 20. 18. (40) Justin Haley, Chevy, 105, 0, 0. 19. (29) Vinnie Miller, Chevy, 104, 0, 18. 20. (13) Matt Tifft, Chevy, 103, 0, 25. 21. (37) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 102, 0, 16. 22. (39) Ray Black Jr, Chevy, 102, 0, 15. 23. (31) Jeff Green, Chevy, accident, 98, 0, 14. 24. (28) Josh Williams, Chevy, accident, 97, 0, 13. 25. (3) Cole Custer, Ford, accident, 97, 0, 15. 26. (15) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 97, 0, 11. 27. (18) Ryan Sieg, Chevy, accident, 97, 0, 10. 28. (22) Garrett Smithley, Chevy, accident, 94, 0, 9. 29. (11) Chase Elliott, Chevy, engine, 90, 0, 0. 30. (34) Brandon Hightower, Toyota, accident, 87, 0, 7. 31. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevy, accident, 82, 0, 12. 32. (20) Joey Gase, Chevy, accident, 82, 0, 5. 33. (23) Austin Cindric, Ford, accident, 81, 0, 16. 34. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 3. 35. (27) David Starr, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 2. 36. (32) BJ McLeod, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 1. 37. (26) Blake Jones, Chevy, accident, 75, 0, 1. 38. (24) Caesar Bacarella, Chevy, accident, 70, 0, 1. 39. (1) Ryan Preece, Toyota, overheating, 51, 0, 1. 40. (33) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, engine, 33, 0, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 129.237 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 1 minute, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.005 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Preece 0; C.Custer 1-8; K.Larson 9-32; R.Blaney 33-57; K.Larson 58-63; J.Haley 64; R.Blaney 65-77; E.Sadler 78-80; R.Blaney 81; E.Sadler 82-95; K.Larson 96-104; J.Haley 105. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Blaney, 3 times for 36 laps; K.Larson, 3 times for 36 laps; E.Sadler, 2 times for 15 laps; C.Custer, 1 time for 7 laps; J.Haley, 2 times for 0 laps; R.Preece, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: K.Larson 3 ; J.All g aier 2 ; C.Bell 1 ; R.Blaney, 1; R.Preece, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 582; 2. D.Hemric, 570; 3. C.Bell, 557; 4. C.Custer, 556; 5. J.Allgaier, 528; 6. T.Reddick, 503; 7. Br.Jones, 488; 8. R.Truex, 455; 9. M.Tifft, 425; 10. A.Cindric, 388.VERIZON INDYCARIOWA CORN 300 LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa Lap length: 0.894 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 182.391 mph. 2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 181.160. 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 180.681. 4. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 180.313. 5. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 179.801. 6. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 179.526. 7. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 178.883. 8. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 178.720. 9. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 178.717. 10. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 178.708. 11. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 178.478. 12. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 178.410. 13. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 178.008. 14. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 177.809. 15. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 177.681. 16. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 176.466. 17. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 176.245. 18. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 175.210. 19. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 174.548. 20. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 174.339. 21. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 173.449. 22. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 168.724.FORMULA ONEBRITISH GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England Lap length: 3.66 miles 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:25.892 2. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:25.936 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:25.990 4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:26.217. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:26.602. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:27.099. 7. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:27.244. 8. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:27.455. 9. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:27.879. 10. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:28.194. 11. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:27.901. 12. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:27.928. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:28.139. 14. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:28.343. 15. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:28.391. 16. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:28.456. 17. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:29.096. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:29.252. 19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, no time. 20. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, no time. NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at New England Dragway, Epping, N.H. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Leah Pritchett, 3.742 seconds, 324.51 mph vs. 16. Audrey Worm, 5.791, 111.38. 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.744, 330.31 vs. 15. Jim Maroney, 4.826, 153.51. 3. Steve Torrence, 3.756, 327.66 vs. 14. Dan Mercier, 4.530, 173.92. 4. Brittany Force, 3.775, 316.60 vs. 13. Mike Salinas, 4.004, 281.77. 5. Clay Millican, 3.778, 328.14 vs. 12. Antron Brown, 3.974, 276.58. 6. Dom Lagana, 3.781, 326.16 vs. 11. Shawn Reed, 3.895, 320.81. 7. Scott Palmer, 3.803, 323.97 vs. 10. Richie Crampton, 3.884, 316.97. 8. Terry McMillen, 3.857, 322.19 vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.874, 303.64.Funny Car1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.932, 322.04 vs. 16. Terry Haddock, Toyota Solara, 5.873, 102.77. 2. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.956, 320.20 vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Camry, 4.316, 289.45. 3. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.976, 321.42 vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.203, 300.26. 4. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.978, 320.89 vs. 13. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.165, 304.46. 5. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.979, 324.44 vs. 12. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.126, 281.01. 6. John Force, Camaro, 3.988, 324.75 vs. 11. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.118, 307.93. 7. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.021, 319.67 vs. 10. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.104, 308.35. 8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.023, 322.58 vs. 9. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.044, 314.09. Did Not Qualify: 17. Mike Smith, 8.701, 102.11.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.517, 212.33 vs. 16. Val Smeland, Camaro, 7.224, 148.35. 2. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.521, 212.49 vs. 15. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.656, 209.01. 3. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.528, 211.43 vs. 14. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.617, 209.75. 4. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.538, 212.63 vs. 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.590, 210.60. 5. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.540, 212.69 vs. 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.581, 210.77. 6. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.546, 211.99 vs. 11. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.564, 211.96. 7. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.546, 212.16 vs. 10. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.554, 212.06. 8. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.547, 212.16 vs. 9. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.547, 211.79.GOLFPGA TOURA MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSaturdays leaders at The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $7.3 million. Yardage: 7,286; Par: 70 (34-36)Third RoundHarold Varner III 66-64-66„196 Kelly Kraft 64-63-69„196 Xander Schauffele 66-66-65„197 Kevin Na 69-63-65„197 Sam Saunders 68-63-67„198 Bubba Watson 68-66-65„199 Joel Dahmen 67-65-67„199 Anirban Lahiri 67-61-71„199 Bronson Burgoon 67-68-65„200 Ryan Moore 66-67-67„200 Jamie Lovemark 67-66-67„200 Ryan Armour 67-66-67„200 Jason Kokrak 65-64-71„200 Keegan Bradley 65-69-67„201 Tony Finau 67-67-67„201 J.J. Spaun 68-65-68„201 Ollie Schniederjans 66-66-69„201 J.T. Poston 69-68-65„202 David Lingmerth 66-68-68„202 Austin Cook 66-66-70„202 Brandon Harkins 72-65-66„203 Mackenzie Hughes 69-67-67„203 David Hearn 68-67-68„203 Jim Furyk 68-66-69„203 Wesley Bryan 69-65-69„203 Steve Wheatcroft 66-67-70„203 Scott Stallings 70-63-70„203 Brandt Snedeker 66-67-70„203 Billy Hurley III 66-66-71„203 C.T. Pan 71-66-67„204 Charles Howell III 68-68-68„204 Talor Gooch 69-67-68„204 Abraham Ancer 67-68-69„204 J.J. Henry 65-70-69„204 Kevin Chappell 66-68-70„204 Joaquin Niemann 63-69-72„204 Webb Simpson 61-67-76„204 Scott Brown 70-67-68„205 John Peterson 68-69-68„205 Roberto Daz 70-67-68„205 Richy Werenski 71-65-69„205 Alex Cejka 68-68-69„205 Lanto Grif“ n 69-66-70„205 Phil Mickelson 66-69-70„205 George McNeill 71-64-70„205 Nick Watney 69-65-71„205 Tom Hoge 66-67-72„205 Blayne Barber 67-70-69„206 Denny McCarthy 67-70-69„206 Nick Taylor 71-66-69„206 Russell Henley 68-69-69„206 Stephan Jaeger 66-70-70„206 Brian Harman 67-69-70„206 Corey Conners 67-69-70„206 Cameron Percy 67-68-71„206 Robert Streb 66-69-71„206 Kevin Kisner 69-66-71„206 Chad Campbell 65-69-72„206 Whee Kim 62-68-76„206 Brett Stegmaier 67-70-70„207 Ben Silverman 68-69-70„207 Rob O pp enheim 71-66-70„207 Brian Gay 70-66-71„207 Tyler Duncan 68-64-75„207 Tyrone Van Aswegen 68-68-72„208 Trey Mullinax 71-66-71„208 Johnson Wagner 68-68-72„208 Jonathan Randolph 67-68-73„208 Steve Marino 67-68-73„208 Fabin Gmez 67-68-73„208 Rory Sabbatini 69-68-72„209 Keith Mitchell 69-67-73„209 Peter Malnati 67-69-73„209 Scott Piercy 70-67-73„210 William McGirt 69-66-75„210 Vijay Singh 69-68-74„211 Zac Blair 68-69-74„211Failed to Make the CutTommy Gainey 70-68„138 Cameron Tringale 71-67„138 Ken Duke 71-67„138 Matt Jones 72-66„138 Nicholas Lindheim 70-68„138 Ethan Tracy 69-69„138 Chase Seiffert 73-65„138 Parker McLachlin 71-67„138 James Hahn 68-70„138 Aaron Wise 70-68„138 Jonas Blixt 70-68„138 Ted Potter, Jr. 73-65„138 Dominic Bozzelli 67-71„138 Kevin Streelman 72-66„138 Norman Xiong 69-69„138 T.J. Vogel 69-69„138 Martin Piller 68-71„139 Tim Herron 72-67„139 Ricky Barnes 73-66„139 J.B. Holmes 70-69„139 Xinjun Zhang 71-68„139 Tom Lovelady 70-69„139 Stuart Appleby 71-68„139 Danny Lee 67-72„139 Andrew Putnam 69-70„139 Brice Garnett 69-70„139 Bill Haas 69-70„139 Zecheng Dou 66-73„139 Adam Schenk 68-71„139 Wes Homan 69-70„139 Harris English 67-73„140 Ryan Blaum 68-72„140 Jason Gore 71-69„140 Seamus Power 70-70„140 Shawn Stefani 72-68„140 Michael Thompson 68-72„140 Ben Crane 69-71„140 Derek Fathauer 70-70„140 Kyle Thompson 73-67„140 Bob Estes 72-69„141 David S. Bradshaw 70-71„141 Will Claxton 69-72„141 Michael Kim 71-70„141 Sean OHair 74-67„141 Andrew Yun 71-70„141 Blake Taylor 70-71„141 Chris Stroud 72-70„142 Patrick Rodgers 70-72„142 Sam Ryder 70-72„142 John Huh 72-70„142 Hudson Swafford 69-74„143 Logan Lagodich 70-73„143 Martin Flores 73-70„143 Vaughn Taylor 71-72„143 Brian Davis 73-70„143 Jonathan Byrd 71-72„143 Omar Uresti 71-72„143 John Daly 77-67„144 Daniel Summerhays 71-73„144 Chris Couch 71-73„144 Conrad Shindler 74-70„144 John Merrick 68-76„144 Robert Allenby 74-70„144 Cody Gribble 75-69„144 Jimmy Walker 75-70„145 Matt Atkins 72-73„145 Patton Kizzire 70-75„145 Steven Bowditch 70-75„145 Dicky Pride 69-76„145 Brendon de Jonge 78-68„146 Davey Jude 73-73„146 Jon Curran 77-70„147 Sam ODell 72-75„147 Geoff Ogilvy 75-73„148 Troy Matteson 75-73„148 Robert Garrigus 74-76„150 Devin Gee 74-77„151LPGA TOURTHORNBERRY CREEK CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wis. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72 (3636) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundSei Young Kim 63-65-64„192 Amy Yang 67-66-67„200 Lydia Ko 69-66-66„201 Anna Nordqvist 67-67-67„201 Emma Talley 65-68-68„201 Brittany Marchand 64-72-66„202 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 66-69-67„202 Carlota Ciganda 65-70-67„202 Katherine Kirk 62-71-69„202 Yu Liu 69-63-70„202 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 72-68-63„203 Celine Boutier 69-71-63„203 Ryann OToole 70-66-67„203 Mi Jung Hur 69-66-68„203 Bronte Law 67-68-68„203 Ariya Jutanugarn 66-69-68„203 Sandra Gal 65-70-68„203 Chella Choi 68-66-69„203 In Gee Chun 67-66-70„203 Tiffany Joh 69-69-66„204 Nasa Hataoka 69-68-67„204 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-67-68„204 Jin Young Ko 68-67-69„204 Mo Martin 67-68-69„204 Mariah Stackhouse 66-67-71„204 Jane Park 69-69-67„205 Kim Kaufman 69-69-67„205 Giulia Molinaro 68-70-67„205 Brianna Do 68-69-68„205 Catriona Matthew 68-69-68„205 Aditi Ashok 69-67-69„205 Maria Torres 67-69-69„205 Dani Holmqvist 66-69-70„205 Georgia Hall 66-69-70„205 Brooke M. Henderson 65-75-66„206 Sophia Popov 71-67-68„206 Jenny Shin 68-70-68„206 Minjee Lee 68-69-69„206 Lindy Duncan 67-70-69„206 Christina Kim 66-71-69„206 Peiyun Chien 65-75-67„207 Rebecca Artis 70-69-68„207 Hee Young Park 70-68-69„207 Maddie McCrary 67-71-69„207 Jennifer Song 66-72-69„207 Amy Olson 69-68-70„207 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 67-70-70„207 Wichanee Meechai 66-71-70„207 Austin Ernst 65-71-71„207 Megan Khang 64-72-71„207 Brittany Altomare 68-66-73„207 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-71-68„208 Charley Hull 71-67-70„208 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-69-70„208 Brittany Lang 68-69-71„208 Perrine Delacour 67-70-71„208 Hyo Joo Kim 72-68-69„209 Emily Pedersen 70-69-70„209 Pornanong Phatlum 69-70-70„209 Ayako Uehara 65-73-71„209 Nicole Broch Larsen 68-69-72„209 Mariajo Uribe 71-69-70„210 Dori Carter 71-68-71„210 Lee-Anne Pace 68-71-71„210 Kassidy Teare 69-69-72„210 Mirim Lee 69-69-72„210 Gaby Lopez 68-70-72„210 Mel Reid 69-67-74„210 Laetitia Beck 68-72-71„211 Laura Davies 68-72-71„211 Wei-Ling Hsu 68-72-71„211 Lauren Kim 71-68-72„211 Camilla Lennarth 68-70-73„211 Cheyenne Woods 72-68-73„213 Azahara Munoz 66-74-73„213 Annie Park 68-71-74„213 Jennifer Hahn 67-72-74„213 Mina Harigae 73-67-75„215Failed to Make the CutMaude-Aimee Leblanc 72-69-141 Xiyu Lin 72-69-141 Klara Spilkova 71-70-141 Ally McDonald 71-70-141 Angel Yin 71-70-141 Katelyn Sepmoree 70-71-141 Ashleigh Buhai 70-71-141 Jing Yan 70-71-141 Sydnee Michaels 69-72-141 Allison Emrey 69-72-141 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 69-72-141 Jackie Stoelting 69-72-141 Sakura Yokomine 68-73-141 Caroline Hedwall 67-74-141 Jimin Kang 66-75-141 Min Lee 71-71-142 Tiffany Chan 71-71-142 Brittany Benvenuto 71-71-142 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 71-71-142 Julieta Granada 70-72-142 Yani Tseng 69-73-142 Sarah Jane Smith 69-73-142 Sun Young Yoo 74-69-143 Daniela Iacobelli 73-70-143 Alena Sharp 72-71-143 AJ Newell 72-71-143 Cydney Clanton 71-72-143 Samantha Troyanovich 71-72-143 Caroline Inglis 70-73-143 Katelyn Dambaugh 70-73-143 Katherine Perry 69-74-143 Eun-Hee Ji 68-75-143 Becky Morgan 68-75-143 Danielle Kang 74-70-144 Haru Nomura 74-70-144 Lauren Coughlin 71-73-144 Gemma Dryburgh 71-73-144 Beatriz Recari 70-74-144 Holly Clyburn 70-74-144 Kelly Shon 75-70-145 Sung Hyun Park 74-71-145 Celine Herbin 72-73-145 Paula Reto 72-73-145 Jessy Tang 74-72-146 Maria Hernandez 73-73-146 Selanee Henderson 72-74-146 Haeji Kang 71-75-146 P.K. Kongkraphan 70-76-146 Mind Muangkhumsakul 77-70-147 a-Alexa Pano 75-72-147 Dottie Ardina 74-73-147 Katie Burnett 73-74-147 Madeleine Sheils 72-75-147 Luna Sobron 72-75-147 Daniela Darquea 70-77-147 Erynne Lee 69-78-147 Lee Lopez 75-73-148 Cindy LaCrosse 71-77-148 Emily Tubert 76-73-149 Ilhee Lee 72-77-149 Alison Lee 72-77-149 Robynn Ree 71-78-149 Leticia Ras-Anderica 75-77-152 Gabby Lemieux 77-77-154 Vicky Hurst 79-77-156 Simin Feng 78-79-157EUROPEAN TOURDUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSaturdays leaders at Ballylif“ n GC, Donegal, Ireland Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,462; Par: 72 (35-37)Third RoundErik Van Rooyen, South Africa 71-65-66„202 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 69-68-69„206 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-69-70„206 Danny Willett, England 68-70-69„207 Russell Knox, Scotland 71-69-68„208 Raphael Jacquelin, France 71-70-68„209 Lee Westwood, England 68-71-70„209 Matthieu Pavon, France 68-68-73„209 Andy Sullivan, England 73-72-65„210 Jon Rahm, Spain 74-69-67„210 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-71-69„210 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-70-70„210 Zander Lombard, South Africa 70-68-72„210 Dylan Frittelli, South Africa 69-74-68„211 George Coetzee, South Africa 71-71-69„211 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 72-69-70„211 Sam Hors“ eld, England 69-69-74„212 Adrien Saddier, France 68-76-69„213 Oliver Fisher, England 74-68-71„213 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 70-72-71„213 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 69-73-71„213 Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 69-72-72„213 Dean Burmester, South Africa 71-70-72„213 Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa 72-68-73„213AlsoRory McIlroy, Scotland 70-73-72„215 Julian Suri, United States 76-67-72„215WEB.COM TOURLECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESaturdays leaders at Peekn Peak Resort (Upper Course), Findley Lake, N.Y. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,058; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundSebastin Muoz 64-69-65„198 Kyle Jones 67-69-63„199 Nelson Ledesma 68-67-64„199 Roger Sloan 67-71-64„202 Hank Lebioda 68-65-69„202 Carlos Ortiz 67-69-67„203 Jim Herman 69-66-68„203 Cameron Champ 64-71-68„203 Dudley Hart 68-65-70„203 Willy Wilcox 68-71-65„204 Steven Ihm 67-69-68„204 Sebastian Cappelen 68-68-68„204 Tim Wilkinson 67-69-68„204 Kramer Hickok 66-70-68„204 Oscar Fraustro 65-74-66„205 Erik Barnes 68-70-67„205 Mark Blake“ eld 66-71-68„205PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 12 6 .667 „ Connecticut 10 8 .556 2 Atlanta 8 9 .471 3 Chicago 7 12 .368 5 New York 5 13 .278 7 Indiana 2 17 .105 10WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBPhoenix 14 5 .737 „ Seattle 14 5 .737 „ Los Angeles 12 8 .600 2 Minnesota 11 8 .579 3 Dallas 9 8 .529 4 Las Vegas 7 12 .368 7Fridays GameSeattle 95, Atlanta 86Saturdays GamesWashington 83, Los Angeles 74 Chicago 77, Minnesota 63 Connecticut at Las Vegas, lateTodays GamesDallas at New York, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCEFIRST STAGESaturday at Fontenay-le-Comte, France A 124.9-mile ” at ride from Noirmoutier-en-lIle to Fontenay-le-Comte 1. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step Floors, 4:23:32. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 3. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 4. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 5. Christophe Leporte, France, Co“ dis, same time. 6. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, same time. 7. Michael Matthews, Australia, Sunweb, same time. 8. John Degenkolb, Germany, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, same time. 10. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 11. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Meruida, same time. 12. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wante-Groupe Gobert, same time. 13. Thomas Boudat, France, Direct Energie, same time. 14. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, same time. 15. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 16. Michael Valgren, Denmark, Astana, same time. 17. Maximiliano Richeze, Argentina, QuickStep Floors, same time. 18. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 19. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Dimension Data, same time. 20. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time.Also27. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 34. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 55. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 56. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 91. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, :51 behind. 112. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 1:15. 126. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:30. 153. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 2:44. 176. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 7:50.


Page 6 SP Sunday, July 8, 2018 / The Sun Say Goodbye to Erectile DysfunctionPaid Advertisement The #1 cause of Erectile Dysfunction is poor blood ow due to blocked or hardened blood vessels. Unlike pills, needles and c reams that DO NOT treat ED, only the symptoms, Acoustic Wave Therapy is a treatmentŽ that will OPEN existing blood vessels and STIMULATE the growth of new blood vessels, making it possible to achieve a full and rigid erection. At Southwest Florida Medical Group, we treat the root cause of Erectile Dysfunction with our proprietary FDA cleared Acoustic Wave Therapy. This type of treatment may provide long-term results and allow men to stop injecting or orally consuming chemicals to receive an erection. The Therapeutic Advances in Urology Journal concluded that Acoustic Wave Therapy aimed outside the body is a revolutionary treatment of ED.Ž The physicians and professional medical sta at Southwest Florida Medical Group will assist and manage your treatment protocol. As men age, the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis begin to breakdown or collapse. Natural or drug induced blood ow cannot enter into the penis,thus creating ED.Acoustic Wave Therapy opens exisiting blood vessels and stimulates growth of new blood vessels. As a result, our patients experience much stronger, rmer and more sustainable erections. NO SURGERY(239) 887-3602Southwest Florida Medical Group www.SWFLMedicalGroup.comIndividual results may vary. All rights reserved.adno=50538452By ANDREW DAMPFAssociated PressFONTENAY-LECOMTE, France „ Down in a ditch, Chris Froome had to hoist himself and his bike back up to the road. It was a startling scene when the Team Sky rider tumbled into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, immediately putting his pursuit of a record-tying fifth title in peril. Froome, though, is getting used to these sort of mishaps and challenges „ whether that means recovering from crashes or clearing his name of doping. I saw a lot of crashes out there today. Its just one of those things. We always knew the first few days were going to be tricky and going to be sketchy. Its part of the game unfortunately,Ž said Froome, who went down with about 5 kilometers to go as the sprinters teams jockeyed for position. With grass stains on his right shoulder and blood trickling down his right arm from a gash on his elbow, Froome got back up and crossed 51 seconds behind Fernando Gaviria, the Colombian who claimed the races first yellow jersey with a commanding sprint victory. Im just grateful Im not injured in any way and theres a lot of road to cover before Paris obviously,Ž Froome said. When fans at the finish were informed of Froomes crash, many cheered. Froome, who was cleared of doping in an asthma drug case on Monday, was also jeered at Thursdays team presentations. Froome was fortunate he didnt do more damage by avoiding a post near where he fell while riding at more than 50 kph. The Kenyan-born British rider also crashed on the opening day of the Giro dItalia in May, while warming up for the Stage 1 time trial. But Froome eventually climbed back up the standings to win the Giro „ his third straight Grand Tour title.CYCLING: TOUR DE FRANCEFroome ” ies o the road into a ditch in opening Tour stageBy TIM REYNOLDSAssociated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) „ Archie Goodwin is about to set a record. It wont be cause for celebration. Goodwin is a veteran of 165 NBA games, has scored 20 points on 10 different occasions, had a monthlong stretch with Phoenix two years ago where he started and averaged 16 points per game while playing against a slew of AllStars in that span. He thinks hes proven. The rest of the league doesnt see it the same way. So hes back in the NBA Summer League „ where, after scoring six points for Portland on Saturday in the Trail Blazers 93-78 win over the Utah Jazz, he moved within 13 points of matching Coby Karls all-time record for the Las Vegas event. Karl scored 337 points, Goodwin is up to 324, according to data compiled by RealGM. It comes with the job,Ž Goodwin said. My world is just different. Im just trying to stay positive and continue to fight, looking for a chance to show how I can help a team.Ž Saturday was Day 2 of the Summer League in Las Vegas, with another 10 games on the schedule. More 10-game slates await on Sunday and Monday, and the tournament runs through July 17. SATURDAYS SUMMARIES:TRAIL BLAZERS 93, JAZZ 78Wade Baldwin IV scored 20 points for Portland (1-0), which got 16 points from Gary Trent Jr. and 13 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan. Grayson Allen, Georges Niang and Tony Bradley all scored 16 for Utah (0-1). Allen struggled again from the field just as he did in two summer games at Salt Lake City earlier in the week, shooting 6 for 17, but added six rebounds and five assists.PACERS 86, SPURS 76TJ Leaf scored 17 for Indiana, which took control by outscoring San Antonio 22-8 in the third quarter. CJ Wilcox added 13 for the Pacers (1-1). Derrick White scored 19 for the Spurs (0-1), who got 15 points from Lonnie Walker IV.BASKETBALLFor summer vet Goodwin, NBA hope springs eternal By Kevin BaxterLos Angeles Times (TNS)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ Jordan Pickford hadnt been born the last time England reached the semifinals of a World Cup. Neither had Dele Alli, Harry Kane or Harry Maguire. So in their minds they were making history, not repeating it Saturday, when they carried England to a 2-0 win over Sweden and into the final four of a World Cup for the first time since 1990. We have always said we would take one game at a time and we can go on and create our own history,Ž said Pickford, who made three saves to post his first shutout of the tournament. A first-half header from Maguire and another in the second half from Alli provided the offense and then afterward Kane, the teams captain, provided the perspective. We are enjoying it,Ž he said. Weve got to keep doing what we are doing and make the country proud.Ž Theyve already done that, accomplishing more in five games than the countrys Golden GenerationŽ of Ashley Cole and David Beckham did in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. Those teams got to the quarterfinals in both tournaments but went no further, going out on penalty kicks the second time, one of six times England has been eliminated in a shootout from a major competition. This team has already conquered that obstacle, winning its round of 16 game on PKs. After following that with a relatively easy win over Sweden in steamy Samara, the team is beginning to see itself as one of destiny. As a result, its celebrations Saturday were muted since there remains much work to be done. We looked composed. We looked like we controlled the game,Ž Kane said. Maguire opened the scoring in the 30th minute, heading in a corner kick from Ashley Young. It was Maguires first international goal and Englands seventh score of the World Cup on a set piece. It turned out to be a game-changer. Up until that corner, I felt that we had everythin g under control,Ž Sweden coach Janne Andersson said. I felt that we had the match in our hands.Ž After that, it was all England. Alli doubled the lead 14 minutes into the second half, nodding in a far-post cross from midfielder Jesse Lingard. The goal made Alli, 22, the second-youngest scorer for England at a World Cup behind Michael Owen, who was 18 when he scored in the 1998 tournament. It then fell to Pickford to hold the lead, and he proved up to the challenge, making two stout saves in the final halfhour, the first against Viktor Claesson and the second on Marcus Berg.WORLD CUP: ENGLAND 2, SWEDEN 0England reaches semi“ nalsBy RONALD BLUMAP Sports WriterMOSCOW „ English fish and chips against Croatias famous fish risotto. Frances vin et fromage versus Belgian beer and waffles. Players nicknamed Slab Head, Rocky and 37. Welcome to the final four of a new-look World Cup, perhaps the most improbable of soccers 21 championships. Host Russia left in tears Saturday night, jilted like a suitor at the end of a Pushkin poem when it tied Croatia late in extra time only to lose the last quarterfinal on penalty kicks. Germanys Teutonic efficiency departed earlier, along with Brazils yellow-shirted samba style and Spains tikitaka pass-a-thon. Lionel Messis Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal couldnt get past the round of 16. Italys Azzurri didnt even earn an invite. Whoever was the favorites to win, the big teams, are home,Ž Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said through a translator. Those who are hard-working, who are compact, who are united and who are well-organized, they are here in Russia, and this is the character of the four teams remaining in the tournament.Ž Celebrer la nouvelle. First up Les Bleus vs. De Rode Duivels on Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, a matchup of Western European neighbors. Then The Three Lions vs. Vatreni the following night in Moscow. Is football coming home or is the title going somewhere new? Were in a World Cup semifinal. Whether were in the top four in the world is something we would still have to prove,Ž England manager Gareth Southgate said. It will be a sign to all clubs that, whether its in England or abroad, that English players can play, that weve got players with super technique.Ž By the long-maligned FIFA rankings, these matchups are unlikely. Belgium is ranked third in the world, France seventh, England 12th and Croatia 20th. Since winning its only title at Wembley in 1966, England had reached the semifinals just once, losing to West Germany on penalty kicks at Italia 1990. France lost semifinals in 1958 and 1982, won its only World Cup at home in 1998, then lost the 2006 final „ sacre bleu! „ to Italy in the infamous Zinedine Zidane head-butt game. Croatia fell to France in the 1998 semifinals in its first appearance as an independent nation after the disintegration of Yugoslavia. It is known mostly for its red-andwhite checkerboard jersey „ its alternate nickname is Kockasti „ The Checkered Ones. Midfielder Ivan Perisic took the nickname to an extreme „ at least in taste „ when he showed up for a round-of-16 match against Portugal at the 2016 European Championship in a haircut that matched the shirt Englands team includes a colorful nickname. Jamie Vardy dubbed national team and Leicester teammate Harry Maguire Slab Head during training camp and punked him during an interview. Vardy joined reporters and asked the final question. Its Jamie Vardy from the Vardy Express. How big is the diameter of your head?Ž When Maguire scored the go-ahead goal in Saturdays 2-0 win over Sweden, his shout of joy was so intense it looked like a shriek of pain. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku earned the Rocky nickname at Manchester United, where teammates compared his work ethic to that of Sylvester Stallones Rocky Balboa. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old French forward sensation, was nicknamed 37 by teammates after they said he reached 37 kph (23 mph) during a sprint against Portugal „ FIFA clocked it at a slightly more leisurely 32.4 kph (20.1 mph). No matter which team wins, the final four is a triumph of the Big Five „ Europes top professional leagues. Eighty-one of 92 players on semifinal rosters are with clubs in England (40), Spain (12), France (12), Germany (nine) and Italy (eight).WORLD CUPSlab Head, Rocky and 37 headline unlikely World Cup “ nal 4AP PHOTOEnglands Harry Maguire celebrates the victory of his team over Sweden during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia.


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