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In 1986, three young Arcadia brothers with hemophilia since birth tested positive for HIV. An ugly battle, complete with international headlines, ensued with the school system and many townsfolk who didnt want them going to class alongside other kids. But from all the DeSoto darkness emerged something that bene“ted others: A more educated public that prompted efforts such as the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Act of 1998, which was signed by President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Named for the Ray familys oldest brother, who died at age 15 from AIDS, the federal law offers compassionate payments of $100,000 each to individuals infected through tainted blood supplies. Like the three boys, an estimated 90 percent of the population with severe hemophilia were infected with HIV through tainted blood products from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, according to the National Hemophilia Foundation. The middle brother, Robert, died in 2000, at age 22, from complications related to those medical challenges. The youngest son, Randy, now age 39, lives with his wife, Jennifer, and children in Lake Placid. He also has a sister, Candy, now age 37. Candy and the parents, among other related family members, never had hemophilia „ a genetic blood disorder that impairs the body's ability to make blood clot. A grandparent had hemophilia, so the children were tested for it. "I'm just glad to be alive," said Randy, who has been married to Jennifer for 17 years and has children and grandchildren. "I'm glad to have family. I'm happy to have grandkids and living my life as normal as I could have itƒ I never thought I'd be here. I lost a lot of friends."By SOMMER BROKAWSUN CORRESPONDENTRicky Ray Hemophilia Relief Act marks 20th anniversary In this April 28, 1987 photo, the Rays try to enroll their children at West Elementary School in Arcadia. Ricky at center, Robert and Randy climbing out of the truck. A reporter talks to Candy. FILE PHOTOS BY JOHN EDMONDSONThe Ray family at their Illinois Avenue home in Arcadia on Aug. 5, 1987. THE BOTTOM LINEIntolerance was at the core of what the Ray family endured in Arcadia late last century, when the eyes of the world followed their every move and that of the place they called home. Today, its about lessons learned and not repeating the mistakes of the past, says the mom of Ricky, Robert and Randy Ray, who tested positive for the HIV virus and were initially banned from attending elementary school: I think it does open your eyes to the fact of how wrong discrimination is. If you disagree with something, thats ne, but to treat people like second-class citizens or ostracize them for something like that, is just not right.ŽFear of AIDS drove family from schools, town Robert Marquez was 18 when he got the news that would change his life forever. He was HIV positive. I knew nothing about it outside of it being a gay disease like my conservative parents and pastor said about it,Ž said Marquez, now 20. But now, I know thats not true. It can affect anyone. But its also possible to live a long, normal life.Ž His case is one example of a double-edged reality that has raised concern among advocates as HIV makes an unwelcome comeback in Florida. While the stigma has lifted somewhat and effective treatments have lessened much of the danger, the disease no longer presses on the public consciousness like it once did. That and a lack of public information have contributed to a rise in cases among a new generation of young people who never knew the fear that HIV evoked in earlier times. Florida continues to rank at or near the top nationally for HIV diagnoses. And health of“cials say they are seeing more cases among people in their early teens to HIV on the rise in Florida and young people dont seem to careBy JUSTINE GRIFFINTAMPA BAY TIMESBY THE NUMBERS135,986 „ people estimated to be living with HIV in Florida as of 2016.21,214 „ people in Florida who are unaware they have HIV. Thats 15.6 percent of the states HIV population.60% „ of Florida HIV diagnoses in 2016 who were gay men.55% „ increase in the number of HIV diagnoses among young Hispanic men in Florida from 2012-16.53% „ of young people (ages 13…24) diagnosed with HIV in Florida in 2016 who are black. „ Source: Florida Department of Health, CDC, RAY | 4 HIV | 4The race for state attorney pits a former employee against a current one, in campaigns where the past is becoming as important as the future. On one side is Amira Fox, who currently oversees the of“ce as chief assistant state attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, and is retiring State Attorney Stephen Russells pick. On the other side, theres Chris Crowley, an attorney with a Fort Myers private practice and Lt. Col. in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, who either suffered a violation of his rights when he was “red from the State Attorneys Of“ce in 2014 „ or was terminated for poor performance and inappropriate behavior. Neither have any disciplinary history with the Florida Bar over the past 10 years. But Crowleys history at the State Attorneys Of“ce is now becoming political as old grudges resurface, and the story from inside the of“ce varies from the one on the outside. Crowley says he wants to reform the of“ce, but his personnel “le says he was “red for de“cient legal performance. Quite simply, Mr. Crowley was not meeting the expectations and standards required by the State Attorneys Of“ce of a prosecutor with his tenure and experience in his assigned area of r esponsibility,Ž FOX CROWLEYOld grudges surfaceBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER CANDIDATES | 5Candidates recall their work history differently STATE ATTORNEY RACE Florida summer picnics mean squealing kids, sweet barbecue smells and troughsized ice bins. There was some of that Saturday at the Peace River Campground in Arcadia. But then the adults got into the purpose of the “ve-hour picnic „ “guring out how to slow or even stop phosphate mining in DeSoto County. Hosted by those in Florida against mining by the phosphate giant Mosaic Fertilizer, the Public Workshop and Family Picnic inside a humid campground dance hall brought 150 or so visitors. The crowd included environmental activists, some with science/biology training, plenty of curious people, those who are upset because they live near phosphate deposits, politicos and a sprinkling of seniors, moms, dads and their children. The underlying emotion was fear and loathing, that phosphate mining kills water and air and that land values suffer, said Bruce Nathan, a candidate for Florida Phosphate mining foes gather in ArcadiaBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN EDITORMINING | 5 SUN PHOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTGlen Gibellina self-describes as an activist and warns that phosphate mining is a health threat. He lives in Manatee County. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 The Ray boys, ages 10, 9 and 7 upon the AIDS diagnosis, were subject to not only their illnesses, but a social stigma. School Board members wouldn't allow the Ray boys in a regular classroom setting, prompting a successful lawsuit against the DeSoto County School Board. However, within a week of going back to school their family home was burned down. The family moved out of town after that, to Sarasota. The arson remains unsolved. "Hindsight is 20/20," said the Rays mother, Louise Ray, an Arcadia native. "It could have been any town. I think that what fueled a lot of that was fear. I don't think that it was hatred for my family per se. I think the majority of that was fear driven. People didn't know a lot about that disease, and they were afraid for their kids, and I could understand the fear. What I couldn't understand was the violence and death threats, our home being set on “re." Louise, a Baptist Christian, said she has forgiven. "Even though a lot of bad happened, something good came out of it. There was a lot of education that came out of what happened to us. A lot of people learned about the disease and were able to change their thought process," she said. "And I don't hold any anger or grudge against anybody because I do understand people wanting to protect their child." Similarly, father, Cliff Ray said: "You sit back now and you think about the past, and you think about what happened, and it was just a lot of scared parents. And the School Board scared them more by not teaching them right ƒ I did what I had to do to protect my children, and they did what they had to do to protect their children, and I like to think of it that way." Some folks around town said there was a lot unknown about the disease then, and that caused fear. "I thought they were being treated fairly because nobody had any information about AIDS, because people thought if they touched somebody they'd get AIDS," said Joseph Varnadore, the sheriff at the time the Ray boys were in town, now age 85. "I think it was just the disease. I don't think it was necessarily against the family." Still, at the time, CBS News Anchor Dan Rather referred to Arcadia as "a town without shame," and other editorials called the town of“cials insensitive and ignorant. Candy, now a 37-year-old registered nurse living in Orlando, was only 6 when her family lived in Arcadia. "Probably part of me as defense mechanism made me block a lot of my childhood out," Candy said. "Going to the school there, and I remember my brothers not being allowed to go to school with me (in regular classroom setting). I didn't quite understand what was going on." She does remember her brothers being called a derogatory F-word for homosexuals and telling her parents about it. "They don't mean it. It doesn't mean they are those things they're calling you," Candy remembers her parents telling her. They added that when people are mean, "your reaction to those situations is what's going to make a bigger person or a better person." Louise added: "I think what our family and Ryan White's family (in Indiana) went through so publicly, this is not a purge from God. It's a disease, and it can affect anybody ƒ I think it does open your eyes to the fact of how wrong discrimination is. If you disagree with something, that's “ne, but to treat people like second-class citizens or ostracize them for something like that is just not right." Then and Now"I think we've come extremely far," Candy said. "People know they're not going to get it (AIDS) by just touching them or eating after them. People are way more educated now." Cliff, who is now on disability at age 60, said he suffers stress from everything that happened to his family along with high-stress jobs at the Department of Corrections and hauling junk trailers. "We've come a long way, but I think we could go farther," Cliff said. "It's like any other thing with discrimination, not accepting what the truth is." Louise and Cliff, now great-grandparents, celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in April. "God has been good," she said. "I know that bill (Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Act) helped a lot of people, a lot of families that were in dire need of assistance ƒ We wanted someone to take responsibility. That's the main thing: To make sure this doesn't happen to an entire new generation." She and her husband heavily lobbied for the law. Others included Florida Congressman Porter Goss, Corey Dubin, former president of the HIV/AIDS Committee of 10,000 group, the National Hemophilia Foundations Ed Burke. DeSoto County Health Of“cer Mary Kay Burns joined the state Department of Health in DeSoto in 2004, and while she couldnt speak on what occurred in the past, she knows the future is brighter. As you may know, HIV/ AIDS is now considered a manageable chronic disease,Ž Burns said. With proper treatment, people with HIV/AIDS can live long and productive lives.Ž Dana Kuhn, an activist who fought alongside the Rays to get the law passed, and au thor of Trail of AIDS in the Hemophilia Community,Ž said reaction to hemophiliacs with HIV/AIDS is "light-years away," from where it was 20 or 30 years ago. "I think it's hard to believe it's been 20 years," Kuhn said. "There's never a day that I don't miss the people who I knew who passed away. I think that there is a semblance of justice that has been obtained ƒ And I truly believe if we hadn't brought this to the attention of the U.S. government, and fought for the Ricky Ray Act, I truly believe it would just continue to be passed over."RAYFROM PAGE 1FAST FACTS € More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, but 1 in 7 of them dont know it. € An estimated 37,600 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2014, the most recent year for federal statistics. € From 2008 to 2014, the estimated number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. declined 18 percent but on the upswing in Florida. € Southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for 50 percent of new infections in 2014. € Based on a 1997 study, the average annual medical costs for an HIV-positive person with severe hemophilia was at $168,480. „ Source:; writer John Edmondson SCHOOL BOARDS TAKEDeSoto County School Board Chairwoman Deborah Snyder, age 60: AIDS and HIV was such a new disease at the time. It was an unknown disease, an unknown cure or anything to treat it that we knew of. Of course, there was lots of fear ƒ Im thankful we have come a long way since then not only in Arcadia, but the nation. I think thanks to what happened with the Rays, school boards have policies in place that safeguard both the children in our schools and the community. Its a treatable disease ƒ And I think everybody has learned a lot, and were all the better for it.Ž DeSoto County School Board Member Ronny Allen, age 58: The only thing I really remember was people were fearful about the disease, not about the people, but about the disease itself. I dont think a lot of people had much animosity towards the Rays at all. They just didnt understand the disease ƒ Not necessarily the local, but the national (coverage) was atrocious. Every town has their good and bad, but I think a lot of it was just a fearfulness of the unknown, and I think at that time, I think the community as a whole was fearful. They were just very fearful. Its like anything else that youre unaware of you are fearful of that. Not being educated on the disease. Nobody in the community knew much about it at that time, so it was just fearful especially for a small town.Ž „ Compiled by Sommer BrokawHEMOPHILIA RELIEF FUNDThe Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-369) established the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Program to provide compassionate payments to certain individuals with blood-clotting disorders, such as hemophilia, who were treated with antihemophilic factor between July 1, 1982, and December 31, 1987 and contracted HIV.Ž „ Source: The Federal RegisterFEAR OF THE UNKNOWNJohn Edmondson has an unpublished manuscript, Town on Fire: How a communitys fear of AIDS drove a family from their home.Ž Its based on five heated months reporting for the DeSoto County Times on the Ray family trying to get the boys into a regular classroom setting. Quote : Sometimes it was actually brutal covering in terms of peoples reactions,Ž he said in a Sun interview about the book. All these months of the Rays trying to get into the classes, attending the School Board meetings ƒ Other than our newspaper, I didnt actually run around anyone who supported the Rays.Ž Manuscript Excerpt : What follows is the story of my experience during the days the Clifford Ray family lived in DeSoto County.ƒ I saved every notebook, every slip of paper, every edition with every story published in the DeSoto County Times and even every negative and photograph taken of the Rays in the tragic case. I always thought I would someday write a book about the ordeal.Ž „ Source: Writer John EdmondsonWHAT THEY SAY TODAY:Mom Louise Ray: There was a lot of education that came out of what happened to us. A lot of people learned about the disease and were able to change their thought process. And I dont hold any anger or grudge against anybody.Ž Dad Cliff Ray: Weve come a long way, but I think we could go farther. Its like any other thing with discrimination, not accepting what the truth is.Ž Remaining living brother Randy Ray : Im just glad to be alive. Im glad to have family. Im happy to have grandkids and living my life as normal as I could have it.Ž Sister Candy Ray: I think weve come extremely far. People know theyre not going to get it (AIDS) by just touching them or eating after them. People are way more educated now.Ž Former Sheriff Joe Varnadore: I thought they were being treated fairly because nobody had any information about AIDS because people thought if they touched somebody theyd get AIDS. I think it was just the disease. I dont think it was necessarily against the family.Ž Activist Dana Kuhn who helped push the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Act: Its hard to believe its been 20 years. Theres never a day that I dont miss the people who I knew who passed away. I think that there is a semblance of justice that has been obtained.Ž „ Compiled by Sommer Brokaw and Phil Fernandez FILE PHOTO BY JOHN EDMONDSONIn this June 19, 1987 photo, going to court in Tampa are Candy, 6, Ricky, 10, Randy, 8, Robert, 9.early 20s. Yes, HIV is more manageable these days, but its on the rise again. Younger people are being diagnosed and dont seem to understand the consequences or know the history of the stigma behind HIV and AIDS,Ž said Lorraine Langlois, CEO of Metro Wellness & Community Centers, a network of health care facilities that specialize in LBGTQ services around Tampa Bay. While state health of“cials typically dont release HIV data in real time, many available numbers support what advocates say they are seeing in their centers. According to the Florida Department of Health, the number of HIV diagnoses: € Increased 8 percent statewide among people of all ages from 2014 to 2016. € Shot up 20 percent from 2007 to 2016 for people in their 20s across the state. Nationally, people ages 13 to 24 accounted for 21 percent of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. in 2016, with most of those occurring among those who are 20 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of them are not using condoms, a problem that has only worsened in the last decade. In a CDC survey last year, only 54 percent of sexually active high school students said they used condoms the last time they had intercourse, down from 61 percent in 2007. Health care groups and advocates say they are responding to the trend with expanded services and new public health campaigns focusing on HIV prevention. Its the millennial generation, living in this age of technology and social media, which can be dif“cult to grab their attention,Ž said Imara Canady, regional director of communications and community engagement for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Theyre pulled in so many directions, and traditional academic ways of messaging just doesnt work anymore.Ž The way young people meet and engage with one another has changed the way sex plays a role in relationships, too. People can be dating online for two weeks, and when theyre in the same room with someone for the “rst time, they already feel like they know them,Ž Canady said. Because that dating practice is accelerating, it makes sex a more risky experience.Ž It doesnt help that sex education has been reduced or eliminated in school systems, Canady said. People arent dying anymore from HIV and AIDS, so theres no more sense of urgency around the epidemic,Ž said Tracy Jones, national director for grassroots mobilization at the AHF. Theres a generation of young people who have lived with HIV their whole lives, which represents something different entirely than those who were diagn osed just hours away from death.Ž Treatment for AIDS and HIV changed signi“cantly in the mid 1990s, said Dr. Stephanie Marhefka-Day, a professor at the University of South Florida who has studied HIV for decades. Medicine changed the outcome greatly at this time, but it was not a great time for quality of life for people living with HIV,Ž she said, noting there were many pills to manage, which caused severe side effects. That, too, has since changed. Multiple medications can be used to manage symptoms of HIV patients on an individual level without so many side effects, she said. A controversial new prevention drug called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is becoming increasingly popular within gay and transgender communities to lower the chance of becoming infected through sex or injections. The bene“t is allowing HIV-positive people to have a relationship, to realize their sexual selves again, and for it to be less stigmatized, which is amazing,Ž Marhefka-Day said. But from a research perspective, there are a lot of dollars going toward PrEP and a cure, which is great. But we could use more funding toward the behavioral side of prevention.Ž While it may be easier to live with HIV clinically, the stigma behind the disease is still alive and well, especially in places such as Florida, Marhefka-Day said. It may be less so with young people, but unfortunately, there are still people who dont want to live with HIV-positive patients, or want to touch plates theyve eaten off, or theyre afraid to share a bathroom with them,Ž she said. People still dont understand how HIV is transmitted.Ž Thats what Jonathan Hill remembers. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1998: I thought I was going to have to call my family and prepare them for my death,Ž Hill said. Now 49, he sees his doctor twice a year and takes medicine daily. Hill likes to talk to young people who come into Metro Wellness and the Youth Clinic in Ybor about life with HIV. Its 2018 and Im still here. I can eat what I want. I dont look sickly and frail,Ž he said. But young people need to stop trying to be Superman. PrEP is great, but it doesnt protect you from other STDs.Ž Robert Marquez wasnt sure which partner passed HIV on to him. I have two cousins with lupus, so I regularly donated plasma at a local clinic for them,Ž he said. One day, I was told I couldnt donate anymore because I was HIV positive.Ž He con“rmed the diagnosis with a physician at the Metro Wellness clinic in Ybor City. When he knew for sure, he was devastated. I didnt know what I was going to do. But I started researching it to learn,Ž he said. It didnt make me feel better, but it gave me hope.Ž Marquez, who was born in Miami but grew up in Tampa, now works as a prevention specialist at Metro Wellness. He coaches young people by telling them what he went through, and hes healthy enough to pursue passions like playing piano, singing and dancing. Marquezs current partner is HIV negative, and he takes PrEP. I get to have goals, like plan for school and traveling the world and hopefully one day getting engaged and getting married,Ž he said. This was a wake-up call. Im lucky I get to live a normal life, but its taught me to be careful and to educate myself.ŽHIVFROM PAGE 1TESTING & MORE INFORMATIONFlorida Department of Health clinics and Planned Parenthood are among agencies that offer free HIV tests. More information: National STD Hotline: 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4363) National HIV Hotline: 1-800-HIV-0400 (448-0440) Florida HIV Hotline: 1-800-352-AIDS (2437) „ Source: Florida Department of Health, CDC, HIV.govHIV SYMPTOMSHIV, short for human immunodeficiency virus, is transmitted through bodily fluids during sex, blood transfusions, injections or pregnancy. About 40 to 90 percent of people have flu-like symptoms within two-to-four weeks after infection. Other people do not feel sick at all during this stage. People who take medicine to treat HIV, and who take their medications the right way, every day, can remain in a latency stage for decades, where symptoms are mostly under control. If daily medication is not taken, HIV can progress to AIDS, which comes with more severe symptoms and can be fatal. „ Source: Florida Department of Health, CDC, FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 OBITUARIES CHARLOTTE Dennis O. CayotDennis O. Cayot, 57, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at his home in Port Charlotte. Dennis was born to Celestin and Naomi Cayot on Dec. 30, 1960, in Bronx, New York. Dennis was a U.S.M.C. veteran and a Westchester County Department of Public Safety Of“cer for many years before retiring and moving to Florida. He loved to spend time with his wife and friends and will be missed very much by all who loved and knew him. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Cynthia; his sister, Donna Cayot of Shenorock, New York; and his best friend, Bobby Brigman of Polk County, New York. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 21, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Friends may visit online at www.roberson to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.Bruce HeacockBruce Heacock, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., went home to his Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Englewood Hospice House. The son of Frasier and Vivian Heacock, Bruce was born on May 16, 1932, in Kenmore, New York. Bruce served four years in the U.S. Air Force before he graduated from SUNY-Fredonia with a degree in music, later attending Colorado University to complete graduate studies in composition. Bruce taught band for 27 years. His last years of teaching were spent in Medina, New York, where he was active in the local theatre. Bruce and his wife, Joyce, were gospel singers often performing Bruces original music. Upon retirement and relocation to Florida, Bruce entertained in clubs, parties, and retirement facilities. Bruce loved his family time and playing golf and tennis. He won many tennis titles. Bruce is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce; his daughter, Jennifer (Bill) Bieliski, and grandson, Benjamin; his daughter Laura (Brian) Crum, and grandchildren Olivia and Nathaniel. He is also survived by his brother Noel (Linda) Heacock and niece & nephew, Kimberly and Todd. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gulf Cove UMC on Route 776.Stephen David KranikStephen David Kranik, 65, of Venice, Fla., died Monday, July 2, 2018. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. a memo by Russell states. Crowley, who is running to replace Russell as State Attorney for the 20th Circuit, attributes his termination to clashes with his supervisor, Cynthia Ross, who oversaw his work on post-conviction and sexually violent predator cases. In 2008, Ross stated in a performance review that Crowley struggled both in the courtroom and with his coworkers. He needs to work both on his interpersonal skills as well as his trial skills,Ž she wrote. At times both in trial preparation and in trial, Chris has limited vision. He sets off on one path and does not seem to be able to adjust as facts and circumstances change around him. Such changes do add to his stress however, and when stressed Chris interactions with fellow team members disintegrates. I do not believe Chris appreciates how negative, gruff and demanding he becomes.Ž Ross remained Crowleys supervisor from 2007 until he was “red in 2014 and said his performance did not improve in that time. She said he struggled with understanding the statutes for the sexually violent predator cases, as well as using appropriate case law in the written arguments for post-conviction cases. His trial method relied on in”aming the juryŽ rather than focusing on facts, she stated, recalling in her review a case they worked on together, in which Crowley invited the press to watch. Mr. Crowley informed me that he intended to make sure the judge felt the pressure of the press,Ž Ross wrote. I speci“cally informed Mr. Crowley that we did not intimidate judges through the press, rather we prepared cases so we could meet the criteria of the statute. As was to become a pattern, Mr. Crowley ignored my comments.Ž In his post-conviction caseload, Ross said she had to stop giving him the more serious cases due to his de“cient work. Crowley remembers the time under Ross supervision quite differently and stated she simply disliked the fact that he was succeeding. He stated he won four of the “ve sexually violent predator cases, and his post-conviction work was also highly successful, including winning the courts denial of Kemar Johnstons claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Johnston was a member of the Cash Feenz gang, convicted of a gruesome double murder in Cape Coral. I was regularly reprimanded by Cynthia Ross for succeeding in court,Ž Crowley told the Sun She was very upset that I could try a case better than her. (...) Cynthia would always say, You succeeded for the wrong reasons.Ž Their biggest disagreement, he said, was over the post-conviction case of Jose Escamilla in Glades County. Escamilla was attempting to get out of felony charges to avoid being deported, and Ross allowed him to be re-sentenced to misdemeanor charges, changing burglary and grand theft to trespassing and petty theft. Cynthia Ross is a bleeding heart liberal, allows felony gang members to avoid deportation and is one of (State Attorney candidate) Amira Foxs biggest political supporters,Ž Crowley said. Ross, reached by phone Thursday, said the Escamilla case was one of the rare post-conviction cases in which there had been ineffective counsel for the defendant. Escamilla had been convicted of a felony and taken a plea agreement, when the facts did not support a felony. She said she never consulted Crowley about the case, as she didnt need to. I determined what the facts were, applied the law, and made a correct legal decision, as I would do in any post-conviction case,Ž she said. When Crowley told Ross he would be going on military leave in 2009, he claims she exploded,Ž calling up the army to scream at them. Ross does not recall screaming at anyone. She said she called the military once to ask if they had a sense of when Crowley would be called up to see if she needed to bring another person into the unit. The man she spoke to said they couldnt give her a timeframe, and that was the end of the conversation. According to Ross, multiple coworkers in the unit complained about Crowley creating a hostile environmentŽ in the unit. One instance, documented in his personnel “le, describes a female coworker who was uncomfortable with Crowley staring, making comments like, Oh baby,Ž and stating how the movie Clueless reminded him of her. A Human Resources manager met with Crowley, but Ross said similar issues continued. When comments were made, Mr. Crowley would say, I will do better, but it would just be a matter of weeks before the next issue would arise,Ž she said. Crowley did not recall the instance and described the State Attorneys Of“ce as a soap opera. Shortly after he was “red in September 2014, he “led a claim that the of“ce violated his rights under the Uniformed Services & Reemployment Rights Act. The of“ce settled with him for $16,250 in back pay and paid his attorney fees of $13,750. A memo from Russell in Crowleys “le describes the threatened litigation as a nuisance lawsuit.Ž While the State Attorney and his administrative staff were con“dent of a successful defense against Mr. Crowleys threatened nuisance lawsuit, if necessary, the cost to taxpayers in legal fees and state employee time and distraction would far outweigh a minor settlement amount in this matter,Ž it states. Crowley claims the issues he had with the State Attorneys Of“ce, which serves Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee coun ties, have been faced by many others. He forwarded the Sun two of“cial exit interviews from the State Attorneys Of“ce of former employees voicing their dissatisfaction. One employee described the ”oor on which he worked as a cult of personality.Ž Another described a dif“cult transitionŽ after returning from military leave and mentioned favoritism among supervisors. For her part, Ross said if Crowley was elected, she could no longer work at the of“ce. Based on my experience with Mr. Crowley, based on my observations, based on his work, based on his offensive and unwanted behavior which Ive witnessed repeatedly, I would not work for him,Ž she said. I would resign.Ž Crowly said if elected, he would politely request she seek opportunities elsewhere.ŽEmail: CANDIDATESFROM PAGE 1 THE STORY SO FAR...Dec. 6, 2017: Lee County attorney Dan Endrizal files a complaint about Amira Fox campaigning on state time Jan. 1, 2017: Chris Crowley files to run for State Attorney Jan. 4, 2018: Amira Fox files to run for State Attorney May 1, 2018: Amira Fox qualifies by paying fee May 2, 2018: Chris Crowley qualifies by petition method June 20, 2014: Chris Crowley takes to the Lee County courthouse steps to criticize Amira Fox for views expressed in her fathers book, From Palestine to America June 24, 2018: State Attorney Stephen Russell requests FDLE investigate Chris Crowley for holding a lottery at a fundraising eventgovernor visiting the event. There are the risks of health problems,Ž said Nathan, a Republican who is often on social media podcasts to discuss his platforms. I can tell you as governor, there will be boots on the ground to not allow (Mosaic) to take one more inch of your county.Ž The picnic was devised as a lead-in to public hearings this month in DeSoto County. Commissioners on July 24-25 must decide if Mosaic Fertilizer is granted a rezoning of some 14,000 acres of farmland to Phosphate MiningIndustrial, or PM-I. The “rm mines or owns hundreds of thousands of Florida acres, and with rezoning would begin mining DeSoto County into the next decade, according to company spokespersons. The farmland in question has in some shape been planned for mining in DeSoto County since the 1960s. And our job is to inform everyone of the harm coming,Ž said Nancy Grant, an opponent in Arcadia who had purchased billboards against phosphate mining. DeSoto County planning and zoning commissioners in June recommended Mosaics request to rezone the property in two days of hearings. The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners on July 24-25 can accept or reject that recommendation. Those members wont discuss the vote, leaving outsiders to wonder what direction they will move. Phosphate mining will absolutely devalue (your) property,Ž said Glen Gibellina, a Manatee County landowner in a Political Correctness Offends Me! T-shirt at Saturdays picnic to oppose mining. Theres nothing good about Mosaic.Ž Mosaic will provide a counter-point to such arguments on Monday in Arcadia. The “rm holds an open house from 3-7 p.m. at its of“ce at 222 E. Oak St.MININGFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONEENGLEWOOD „ Plenty of winners took home medals at Saturdays triathlon, but red tide didnt even get an honorable mention. The blotchy brownish water plaguing beachgoers for weeks didnt deter YMCA triathlon athletes from swimming 400 meters off of Englewood Beach, biking 13 miles north of the beach, and then running a 5K through Stump Pass and back to the beach pavilion. The smell associated with red tide and rotting “sh wasnt in the air early Saturday morning, making it much easier for supporters to watch the triathlon. The water was a little dark,Ž said Tyler Briggs, 15, who placed second in her age group. I stayed c alm.Ž Lori Vasquez, a member of the Zoomers Southwest Florida Running and Triathlon Club was impressed with Tylers performance. She looked like an alligator in that water,Ž she said. She popped her head up and down a few times and got out of the water quickly. She is our ringer for our relay team.Ž With about 520 members, the Zoomers train throughout Charlotte County and North Port. We have clinics where we teach athletes to work on speci“c disciplines to train for triathlons,Ž Vasquez said. We train in the Port Charlotte South County pool. We also cant wait until the new pool opens in North Port (in the summer of 2019).Ž Becky Krueger, who sits on the Zoomers board, went to the event to cheer on fellow members. We have a very diverse group made up of people of all ages, thats whats so nice about it,Ž she said. Whats also nice is membership is only $20 for individuals and $25 for families. Also we have a great group of business sponsors. We are given discounts at many places. The membership really pays for itself.Ž After completing the race, a sweaty Jess Fronckowiak received a hug from his wife Sonya, who took second place in her age division. Both left with medals. I was in the fat tire division,Ž he said, showing off his torso and laughing with Sonya. Carl Poleschner was the “rst place winner for the Clydesdale division. Its for the husky people over 220 pounds,Ž he said. A familiar name in triathlons was announced as the “rst place winner „ Heather Butcher of North Port. She was joined by Shawn Johnson who was the male “rst place winner. Ren Hardman Schrock, of the Storm Tri Club of Sarasota, won “fth place in her division, and was stoked about winning a $50 New Balance gift certi“cate. Richard LeBeau, 75, won second place in his age group. This is the third triathlon I did this year,Ž he said. I have one more to go. Today was a good day.Ž According to The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, red tide is predicted to be low to moderateŽ on Englewood Beach through Monday. Email: Englewood Beach triathlon unhampered by red tide By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN PHOTO ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHRen Hardman Schrock smiles after winning a New Balance gift certicate. 2002-2017Ask Larry: What is the real cost of cremation?Have you ever asked for a price, and they start giving you quotes, but say there will be extras? We believe in giving straight answers to your questions. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at 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 IEWPOINTFake news is Trumps domain Stephen Deutsch is honest, sympathetic Red tide deadly to horseshoe crabs Stolen sculpture must be found Schoolyard drivel in letters column A question for our future Action needed to stem red tide Cop incident no big deal? Sen. Nelson gets resultsEditor: What kind of person, let alone the president of the United States of America, incites people by calling journalists bad peopleŽ a week after innocent newspaper employees are gunned down just 30 miles from the White House? This is inexcusable conduct by our nations leader, yet his followers applauded him. He is walking on the line of calling “reŽ in a crowded theater because people blindly believe him. Every journalist and media person I have ever known is honest and hard-working, most are not highly paid but ethical and always trying to get the facts and tell the story. Fake newsŽ is what Donald Trump disseminates, not news people.Denise DeLong EnglewoodEditor: We have known Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch for the last six years. He has always been available to our association and its needs. We “nd him to be honest, conscientious, sympathetic and gives of himself for the bene“t of others. Vote Stephen R. Deutsch.John R. Burrage Punta GordaEditor: Could red tide kill horseshoe crabs? Its anyones guess,Ž said Mark Thompson, research associate at SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. After reading your excellent article on horseshoe crabs today, I walked two miles along the north end of Boca Grande beach. Do you know how many dead horseshoe crabs I counted? 221! Yes, on only two miles, there were 221 dead crabs! No guessing needed from where I stand on the beach „ red tide, indeed, kills horseshoe crabsLinda Long Boca GrandeEditor: As an artist myself, I am really disgusted and outraged by the theft of the Manta Ray sculpture by artist Dan Swails in Englewood. He spent months on this sculpture he graciously donated at his own expense. Unfortunately, we now live in a society where some lowlife, dimwitted, underachieving individuals believe they are entitled to take whatever they want. Since it took more than one moron to steal this heavy sculpture someone must know who they are. Please do the honorable thing and turn them in.Barbara Gavel PlacidaEditor: Having taken care of editorial content,we now go to letters.Ž I dont know about you but Im really, really tired of reading the mindless trash of: Trump is an idiot,Ž Trump is a jerk,Ž Trump is a dangerous maniac,Ž Trump is another Hitler,Ž and ad in“nitum schoolyard drivel. Please, please print something that at least has some substance to it. There must be at least a few people writing in to you for publication who have legitimate complaints concerning Trump Editor: June 30, 1934, the day that came to be known as the Purge.Ž The German chancellor believed he was to be ousted by another faction within the government. He decided to eliminate them. By some accounts, over 500 were murdered that day. The men who chose Hitler as chancellor 19 months earlier believed they could control him. Many of them were among the dead. Six days later, Adolf Hitler took to the dais in another of his numerous rallies, and told the people of Germany he was responsible for the murders and that he himself participated in the raids. I was responsible for the German nation,Ž he said. It was I alone who was the Supreme Court of Justice for the German people.Ž The crowd leapt to its feet, cheering, saluting and applauding. He went on, Fate has taught me to cling with every thought to the dearest thing we possess „ the German people and the German Reich.Ž The hall burst into a Editor: This letter is to implore all people of Florida, starting with Englewood and surrounding communities, to please put political pettiness aside and take a hard look at this piece of paradise. It is obviously quickly being destroyed because of the willingness of our representatives to turn their heads the other way when it comes to sugar cane money and developers with their use of fertilizer and pesticides. I, for one, am not content to stay inside because I cant breathe outside and not go to the beach because I cant bear to see all the dead “sh and maggots along the shoreline. Red tide has been around forever, and, yes, it forms up to 40 miles offshore. But where mankind can make a difference is once the red tides are transported toward shore, if they dont mix with man-made nutrients for their growth, the bloom wont affect us. I am sure every reasonable human being can recognize that these toxic blooms have been occurring at an alarming rate. If you are tired of the Gulf red tide, please contact the Of“ce of Management and Budget. Unless they release their 2018 water report to Congress immediately, Florida will have to wait more than two years more for action. And please put some blinders on to the vitriol on both sides and vote for a representative Editor: After reading the letter about the policeman that supposedly showed his private parts,Ž I admit the day the article came out it led you to believe this detailed information was truly true and a true disgrace. The following day another article made a lot more sense. This personal exposure appears to some a gift from a friend. Having fun, no crime. Is it possible that someone could have checked out the facts? Get a life.Marilyn Thompson Port CharlotteEditor: I always vote, although I have no party af“liation, and my vote often crosses back and forth between parties, depending on the candidate and the issues. A couple years ago a family member was discharged from a hospital prematurely, before treatment was successful or complete, because of cost concerns and lax regulations. I contacted the of“ces of all elected representatives, of both parties, to see if I could get assistance dealing with a huge and uncaring system. The only elected of“cial who responded was Bill Nelson, through his of“ce staff. They took information, listened to my concerns, and promised to get in touch once they investigated. They responded very quickly, initiated a blind audit investigation, and a rule change was effected, bene“ting not only my family member, but also other potential future patients. I see these negative ads blasting his age and seniority, but I can tell you from “rst hand experience, t hose very qualities have created a powerful advocacy force for his constituents. He cares and he gets results. He has a well-trained, responsive staff, and I dont think his age has hampered his relevancy at all. I think Nelsons loyalty is to his constituents, before all other considerations, and I dont care what his party label is. Gwen Alvarez Port CharlotteCharlotte County wise to put focus on jobsOUR POSITION: The Charlotte County Commission is making job creation a priority none too soon. Jobs, jobs, jobs. In past years that has been the mantra of just about every political candidate and economic development adviser. It was Gov. Rick Scotts calling card and helped him win two terms as Floridas chief executive. Last week, Charlotte County commissioners heard a report on how to consolidate their priorities for the coming years. The conversation with a consultant from Analytica turned to the workforce „ basically the lack of a properly focused workforce. There are two issues that hover over Charlotte County like a hammer threatening to shatter all the good news concerning growth in the county. Those issues are the lack of a skilled workforce and the scarcity of workforce and/or starter housing for young families. Weve written a lot about the lack of housing. College graduates, young families and even professionals such as nurses, police and “re“ghters “nd it dif“cult to afford to live in Charlotte County on their starting salaries. Another group of workers who also “nd it dif“cult to locate housing here „ construction workers „ just compounds the problem. Anyone paying attention would never believe we have an employment issue. Seemingly half the restaurants and businesses in town have For HireŽ signs on the front door. Fast food businesses cant hire people fast enough. With the Sunseeker Resort set to open in 24 months or so and other big box stores opening in Murdock sooner than that, it is dif“cult to imagine what kind of a strain on our labor force they will create. So no, its not that we lack jobs. We lack good jobs. And, even scarier, we lack the people who can “ll need for construction workers, plumbers, electricians and the skilled labor that is called for to make developments like Murdock Village come alive. In a recent County Commission meeting, Economic Development Director Lucienne Pears revealed a startling number. Only 38 percent of Charlotte County residents work. That does not mean the rest are on welfare. It means most of those who dont work are retired in what is one of the two oldest counties in the USA (last time we checked). Pears suggested a 60 percent ratio is the national norm. So, where do we “nd people to “ll the jobs that are eminent? The answer starts in our classrooms. Commissioners acknowledged as much when Chris Constance said the county must partner with the school district to light a “reŽ in kids to become builders, plumbers and electricians. That would-be “re has been smoldering for a few years now as Charlotte Technical Center has made efforts to expand its classes and train young people to become tradesmen. The challenge has been twofold. First, too many young people want a career in technology „ computers, analytics and graphics. And too many parents still cling to the theory that college is the answer to success. Weve written before, and well continue to stress, that a good plumber and a good electrician can make much more than many college graduates „ and not have the college loans to repay. We applaud county commissioners, Pears and others for their focus. Now they must take action to follow up on their words. and who have at least a grammar school certi“cate of attendance.David Trombley Punta Gordathunderous applause. Two girls, dressed in Hitler Youth uniforms, gave Hitler bouquets of ”owers. Hitler and Goring stood for almost a minute as ”ashes popped and the crowd cheered on. History casts the blame for the atrocities carried out under Hitler primarily onto Hitler and his immediate superiors. But what if on that day the crowd booed Hitler? What if instead of feeding the beast within the authoritarian man, they called into question his actions? What would history say then? What will history say about us?Julie M. Moriarty Punta Gordawho cares about the common good and will actually take action on our environment for not only us but for our children to be able to enjoy.Kris Hleuka Manasota Key


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINTWEEK IN REVIEW The Trump administration is not known for its consistency, but some contradictions are too revealing to ignore. In nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump has chosen a jurist who is deeply committed to the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. Kavanaugh „ with whom I worked at the White House „ is brilliant, meticulous, fair-minded and unfailingly decent. In a saner political climate, a nominee of this temperament, intellect and experience would be confirmed in the Senate with 70 or 80 votes. Yet: In pardoning Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Oregon ranchers convicted of arson on federal lands, Trump gave his blessing to lawlessness. According to the Justice Department, Witnesses at (the) trial, including a relative of the Hammonds, testified the arson occurred shortly after Steven Hammond and his hunting party illegally slaughtered several deer on (Bureau of Land Management) property. Jurors were told that Steven Hammond handed out Strike Anywhere matches with instructions that they be lit and dropped on the ground because they were going to light up the whole country on fire. ƒ The fire consumed 139 acres of public land and destroyed all evidence of the game violations.Ž The Hammonds cause had been taken up by right-wing militias. Trumps pardon effectively sided with the militias in their dispute with the federal government. This is not an isolated incident. By pardoning former Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Trump excused disobedience to a federal court order and embraced a figure with a long history of profiling and abusing Hispanic migrants. Speaking to representatives of law enforcement last year, Trump urged the physical abuse of suspects. Like when you guys put somebody in the car,Ž he said, and youre protecting their head, you know, the way you put your hand over ƒ I said, You can take the hand away, OK?Ž During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly egged on the physical abuse of protesters at his rallies. If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato,Ž he once said, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, OK. Just knock the hell „ I promise you I will pay for the legal fees, I promise.Ž This is not to mention Trumps initial neutrality between white supremacists and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, which was taken by hate groups and militias as a presidential endorsement. Or coming to the defense of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was repeatedly accused of predatory behavior against young women. Or Trumps systematic attempts to undermine the authority of federal law enforcement. Or his barely disguised admiration for the intimidation tactics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. How to describe this strange mix of toughguy posturing, conspiracy thinking, authoritarian envy, recreational cruelty and admiration for norm breakers? At some point, the dots connect and reveal deep attitudes. Trump has a bullys view of strength and weakness, and he seems to instinctively identify with bullies. This is not consistent with the most admirable forms of populism. Some conservative thinkers have excused their conversion to Trumpism on the theory that he is elevating the little guy and speaking for the forgotten man.Ž This is accurate „ unless you are a minority facing a resurgence of state-blessed prejudice, or the victim of police brutality, or a migrant child torn from your family, or a journalist rotting in a Turkish jail, or a house church leader imprisoned in China. Apparently, these little guys dont count. In fact, only a relatively comfortable white conservative thinker could find Trumps record consistent with a passion for the forgotten. In reality, many conservatives dont like Trump in spite of his bullying but because of it. They have grown tired of decency and tolerance, which they dismiss as effete. That is sad in any country, but particularly discrediting in America, where a commitment to universal human rights and dignity is essential to our national creed. A leader with contempt for justice and the weak is not a distinctly American leader. All this points to the importance of institutional vigilance in the Trump era. Resisting the abuse of power is hard enough for good people. In Trump, the internal moral checks are absent. In a time of national stress and crisis „ when executive authority naturally expands „ the restraints on lawlessness and bullying would need to be external. And they may even need to be imposed by the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is smart enough to know this. And I believe he has the patriotism and character to act upon it. Michael Gersons email address is michaelgerson@ on Kavanaugh to stand against bullying Michael Gerson It is a prudential axiom: If it isnt broken, dont “x it. This re”ects the awareness that things can always be made worse, and the law of unintended consequences, which is that they often are larger than and contrary to intended ones. As baseball reaches the all-star break amid lamentations about several semi-broken aspects of it, it is time to amend the axiom „ dont “x it even if it is broken. The itch to fix complex systems often underestimates the ability of markets, broadly understood, to respond and adapt to incentives. So, even if you are an unsatisfactory American „ i.e., uninterested in baseball „ read on, because the debate about some of the games current defects contains lessons about lesser things than baseball, meaning everything else. Todays all-or-nothing baseball is too one-dimensional. There are too many strikeouts „ for the first time in history, more than hits, a lot more. And the number is increasing for the 13th consecutive season. Also, too many of the hits are homeruns. It was imprecise for Crash Davis (Kevin Costners character in Bull DurhamŽ) to say that strikeouts are fascist,Ž but he was right that they are boring,Ž at least in excessive quantities. So are home runs (and caviar, and everything else except martinis). In about one-third of todays at-bats, the ball is not put in play (home run balls are put in the seats). Sports Illustrateds Tom Verducci notes that by the end of June there were more strikeouts in half a season than there were in the entire 1980 season.Ž And on average, you have to wait (3 minutes and 45 seconds) between balls put in play „ 41 seconds longer between movement than 20 years ago.Ž Steals (hence pitchouts), sacrifice bunts, hit-andrun plays „ interesting things for fans „ are becoming rarer. This is not the main reason attendance is down. The weather is: In 35 April games, the temperature was below 40; in the entire 2017 season, only one. But the all-or-nothing style is not helping, and it is encouraged by the exponential increase in the use of defensive shifts „ from 2,357 in 2011 to a projected 36,000 this season. The best-known early use of the shift, in 1946, overloaded the right side against Ted Williams, who regally said they could not put the shift high enough. Actually, he tried to hit through, not over, it, but after the shift began, his average that year went from .354 to .327. Today, the 99.999 percent of players who are lesser hitters elevate their bats launch angles,Ž exacerbating the all-or-nothing style. Also, shifts cause pitchers to target a particular part of the plate in order to increase the probability that the batter will hit into the shift. This results in more walks, which batters like because high on-base percentages are rewarded: Today, baseballs compensation system is an incentive for walks, and for equanimity about striking out, if home runs are frequent. What baseball people call analytics,Ž and less-scienti“c people call information, has produced all this: Particular hitters have particular tendencies; defenses adjust accordingly. Now, let us, as the lawyers say, stipulate that more information is always better than less. But for the moment, information is making offense anemic. So, there is a proposal afoot „ this is fascism „ to ban shifts, to say there must be two in“elders on either side of second base, or even that as the pitch is delivered all infielders must be on the infield dirt. This would leave some, but much less, ability to manage defenses. It would, however, short-circuit market-like adjustments. Incessant radical shifting will persist until it is moderated by demand summoning a supply of some Rod Carew-like hitters. A Hall of Famer, Carew was a magician who wielded a bat like a wand, spraying hits hither and yon, like Wee Willie (Hit em where they aintŽ) Keeler. The market is severely meritocratic, so some hitters who cannot modify their tendencies and learn to discourage shifts by hitting away from them might need to consider different careers. Baseball „ the game on the field, not just the business side „ resembles a market system because constantly evolving strategies create demands for different tactics, and thus different skills, which are then supplied by persons and teams that are eager to excel in the new forms of competition. Before restricting managers and players interesting choices by limi ting shifts (and certainly before softening the ball; or moving the pitcher more than 60 feet, 6 inches from the plate), give the market „ freedom for fan-pleasing ingenuity and adaptation „ a chance. George Wills email address is georgewill@t fix baseball, even though it may be broken George Will 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) € Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 STATE NEWSTALLAHASSEE „ Floridas 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governors of“ce and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on 13 proposed constitutional amendments, ranging from property tax cuts to banning greyhound racing. The following are items of political interest from the past week:Millions vs. more millionsRemember that scene in Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryŽ when Dr. Evil puts his pinky to his lip and tells his minions hes going to hold the world hostage for $1 million? They werent impressed, and had to politely explain the value of money had changed in the three decades hed been cryogenically frozen. Well, on Friday Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson announced hed raised nearly $4.4 million in contributions in the quarter that ended June 30. Now that would be an impressive haul in his 2000, 2006 and 2012 campaigns against less formidable opponents, but this year hes facing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who has proven to be a strong fundraiser even when he isnt putting tens of millions of dollars of his own money into a campaign. His announcement came four days after Scott announced hed raised more than $10.7 million over the same period. And Scotts campaign said that didnt include any money the candidate kicked in.Bowled over?Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine isnt lacking for new ideas on ads in his quest to be the Democratic nominee for governor „ hes run out 18 different television commercials ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. The latest is, well, a bit out of the ordinary, to be polite. It begins with Levines mother saying, Really, Carole, a headband?Ž It then shows Carole in a headband and turquoise bowling shirt holding a ”uorescent green ball. She says, Bowling is my game, girls.Ž The women join two other friends, all adorned in matching shirts with a stitched, cursive LŽ (like Laverne DeFazio wore in the 1970s sitcom Laverne & ShirleyŽ), and they talk about all the cool stuffŽ Levine would do if hes elected governor. The last frame shows a ball rolling down the lane for a strike.Trump nightmare?Not to be outdone by Levine in creativity, billionaire Democratic candidate for governor Jeff Greene sent out a mail piece showing a photo of President Donald Trump slumped eyes closed in a chair with a partially-eaten Big Mac on his knee. Cartoonish dream clouds rise above him. The last is a scratch-off game. What is Trumps worst nightmare?Ž the ”yer asks. Scratch here to “nd out!Ž Once scratched, it reveals Jeff Greene for Florida.Ž The ”ip side shows a photo of Greene looking at Trumps Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago resort and the words, If Trump wants to vacation here at Mar-a-Lago, he can pay for that himself.Ž That theme is repeated in a television ad Greene released last week pledging not to spend state money to pay for traf“c control and other costs when the president visits his Florida vacation home.Health care, education ... and beer?Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Grahams latest ad for governor attacks Republicans and their 20 years ruling Tallahassee. They have not taken Medicaid expansion, they have hurt education,Ž she says. Its going to take bringing it back to How do I serve the people?Ž Perhaps with a cold one? After an announcer says, Put health care, schools and people “rst again,Ž the next shot shows Graham embracing a woman while standing in a Miami craft brewery, with stacks of kegs and casks behind her.Rubio vs. airboatsIn the battle for the Republican nomination for agriculture commissioner, state Rep. Matt Caldwell opened the week with an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. But state Sen. Denise Grimsley ended the week with some pretty cool bragging rights of her own. On Saturday shes receiving the Florida Airboat Associations Legislator Airboat Enthusiast Award.ŽQuote of the weekI want to come clean „ I skipped school in the seventh grade, but I am such a nerd that I actually called and I turned myself in,Ž Graham said about what she calls the boringŽ opposition research competing campaigns have on her. I was in in-school suspension for three full days. For three days I was known as being a kind of bad girl.ŽNo shortage of ads ahead of 2018 midterm electionBy BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESS NAPLES (AP) „ A different kind of superhero stalks the streets at night in North Naples. Armed with a large white bucket, an industrial-style ”ashlight and black latex gloves, 10-year-old Landen Grey is the Toad Trapper. Accompanied by his father, Landen has been hired by North Naples residents to rid yards and condo complexes of cane toads, a poisonous invasive species that puts pet cats and dogs and other animals in danger. The toads are especially prevalent during the summer. The Naples Daily News reports Landen, who will be a “fth-grader in the fall, has been catching toads all summer. He has 56 clients and he is consistently booked out two weeks in advance. Landen and his dad, Tim, try to group the appointments and clients together so Landen can do one hunt at 8:45 p.m. and another at 9:45 p.m. Theyre usually done within an hour at a property. The toads usually are about the size of a small grapefruit but can grow even bigger. Their lumpy gray and brown skin gives them the appearance of rocks until you see their beady eyes and fat frowns. They said the whole idea started in their backyard. Weve got a sidewalk through our neighborhood, and we just started catching toads, and wed go out and spend an hour,Ž the father said. We knew the peril of the toads, and it just kind of organically evolved into talking about business and saying, you know, Landen, the amount of money that people spend on their dogs and their pets, these things are deadly, and you could probably make a business out of it, and it just kind of morphed from there.Ž They began by using NextDoor, a social media app and website for communities to help keep neighbors in touch with each other. They traversed the sidewalks of Victoria Park „ which is along Airport-Pulling Road between Immokalee and Vanderbilt Beach roads „ and would catch 20 toads in a span of six to nine houses. Landens mother, Heather, helps him organize his schedule and keep track of emails and phone calls. She even has taken Landen out on at least one hunt while Tim was away, and Landens 5-year-old sister got to come along, much to her dismay. Id say she was more scared than interested,Ž Landen said with a laugh. After we were done hunting, she came up to the porch and saw a frog, and she started screaming.Ž They also “nd value in helping the community reduce the invasive cane toad species, which has increased in population rapidly and made its way up the state from Miami. The toads can eat anything from lizards and other toads to small mice and rodents. The cane toads also have been quickly killing off native Florida toads, so much so that Tim and Landen say they have seen only four or “ve native toads compared with the 400 invasive cane toads they have identi“ed. The toads are proli“c breeders and lay 8,000 to 25,000 eggs at a time. Their poison is white and sticky. If a dog or cat grabs the toad, the poison will stick to its mouth. The team says thats why its important to grab a wet rag and wipe the poison out of a pets mouth rather than just trying to ”ush it out. When they catch the toads, Landen and his dad stick them in a bucket in a garage fridge for two or three days and then freeze them before disposing of them. Recently, they have worked with state agencies to develop a way to use the toad poison for tadpole traps. The poison attracts the tadpoles, which then can be trapped and eradicated before they become toads.10-year-old boy rids residents of poisonous toads Police: baby died after being left in car for 8 hours Graham: Election could reverse Florida abortion rights Beach closed after 2 shark bites in 5 minutes Police: Teen says man grabbed her, tied her to tree Deputy guilty of attempting to rape woman Group suggests psychiatrist for homeless Primary ballots mailed overseas to voters, militaryPEMBROKE PINES (AP) „ The 17-month-old boy left in a car for about eight hours died after one of his parents parked the car and went to work. Pembroke Pines Police said the toddlers parent left him in the car Friday morning after parking in a hospital parking lot. The Sun Sentinel reports the parents names were not released and the investigation remains active. The agencys “rst priority is to offer support and services to the parents,Ž Sgt. Adam Feiner said. Criminal charges might be presented based upon the “nal outcome of the investigation, he added. Pediatric vehicular heatstroke killed 742 children between 1998 and 2017, the National Safety Council found. The average age of victims was 21 months. In 54 percent of the cases, the parent or caregiver unknowingly left the youngster in a vehicle. It generally happened when the caregiver was especially tired or there was a change in routine, the authors of the report said. Florida officials said paramedics arrived about 5:06 p.m. on Friday, and tried to resuscitate the little boy, but regrettably, CPR lifesaving efforts and fire rescue transport did not prevent an unfortunate tragedy,Ž said Sgt. Feiner, a spokesman for the agency. Lawrence Hashish, a lawyer who was contacted by the family, said he spoke with police Friday night and was told both parents were questioned and released. Feiner emphasized how hot and deadly parked cars can be. Leaving a child in a car is a yearlong hazard, but it is especially deadly during the summer months when temperatures can climb above 100 degrees within minutes,Ž he said. TALLAHASSEEE (AP) „ Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham says the decisions made in the November election could determine whether Florida strips away abortion rights. And she told a group of women Friday that the fact that shes the only woman among the seven major candidates seeking to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott puts her in the best position to preserve them. Graham said abortion rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade will probablyŽ be overturned if Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trumps pick for the Supreme Court ends up on the bench. That will leave states to decide whether to take away or protect abortion rights. She said the election is important for two reasons „ the next governor could veto an abortion ban passed by a Republican-led Legislature and because three Florida Supreme Court justices are retiring. FERNANDINA BEACH (AP) „ Of“cials say a Florida beach has been closed following two apparent shark bites just “ve minutes apart. The Florida TimesUnion reports that Fernandina Beach, just northeast of Jacksonville, was closed to swimmers Friday afternoon. Fernandina Beach Fire Chief Ty Silcox says a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were bitten on the feet. Neither victim got a clear look at what bit them. Their injuries werent considered life-threatening. Silcox says its been several years since any shark bites were reported in the area. Ocean rescue will continue to monitor the water for sharks and will reopen the beach once its deemed safe. COLLEGE PARK (AP) „ Florida police say a teenage girl has been found tied to a tree just outside Orlando. The Orlando Sentinel says police responded to a report of a suspicious incident Friday night in College Park and found the girl bound to a tree. Police did not release the girls name. The teen suffered minor injuries to her wrists. Orlando Police Lt. Wanda Miglio says the teen told authorities that a man came up from behind her and grabbed her. The teen says the man, described as in his 50s, then tied her to a tree, binding her with earbuds. She told police the man may have been homeless. WEST PALM BEACH (AP) „ A Florida deputy has been convicted for trying to rape a woman he met during a call. The Palm Beach Post reports that 39-year-old Jason Nebergall was found guilty Friday of one count of attempted sexual battery with a weapon and one count of battery. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 1. Authorities say the Palm Beach County deputy had responded to the womans Greenacres home several times in July 2016 over a “ght between the woman and her landlord. The woman testi“ed that during one visit, Nebergall grabbed her hair, kissed her and tried to rape her from behind but stopped because he didnt have a condom. Nebergall testi“ed that the woman lifted her shirt and touched his arm, but he pushed her away. Prosecutors say DNA evidence supported the womans story. WEST PALM BEACH (AP) „ A group studying homelessness in one Florida city has recommended hiring a psychiatrist to hit the streets, counsel homeless who might have mental problems and administer medication to those who need it. The Palm Beach Post reports a task force in the city of West Palm Beach was formed after a long run of complaints by business owners and residents, capped by two high-pro“le stabbings and other crimes by homeless people downtown. The task force estimated the psychiatric service would cost the city $50,000 to $90,000. In addition to the psychiatrist, the task force recommended creating a drop-in center to provide temporary shelter, medical or mental healthcare. TAMPA (AP) „ Primary election ballots are on their way to far-”ung Florida voters who requested ballots and who live overseas or are stationed in the military. Saturday is the deadline for mailing primary ballots to overseas and military voters. In Tampa, for example, Hillsborough County plans to mail out 2,875 primary ballots Friday. At the same time, county election supervisors are ful“lling nearly 2 million requests for vote-by-mail ballots. Tuesday, July 24 is the “rst day counties can mail primary ballots to domestic voters. The Tampa Bay Times reports Miami-Dade County has the most pending requests for primary mail ballots, with 281,000. The state Division of Elections web site will provide daily vote-by-mail totals for all 67 counties based on reports counties “le with the state. Floridas primary election is Aug. 28. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 07/15/2018 3138 OTHER NOTICES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #18-05 PROJECT NAME: General Contractor Prequalification, Calendar Y ear 2019 PROJECT LOCATION: Lee, Charlotte and Collier Cam puses and Hendry/Glades Center RFQ SUBMITTAL: Thursday, 8/16/18 prior to 2:00 P.M. East ern Standard Time RFQ SUBMITTAL LOCATION: Florida SouthWestern State College, ATTN: Lisa Tudor, Office of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Buildin g O, Room 116A, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, Florida 33919 PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Friday, 8/24/18 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time at Florida SouthWestern State College, Office of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkw ay, Ft. Myers, Florida 33919. 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For some Charlotte County commissioners last week, red tide seemed to be the more pressing concern than an endangered bat. The elusive Bonneted Bat got a cold reception from at least one member of the county commission at their July 10 meeting. In keeping with my philosophy of people over critters, I really cant abide spending $50,000 for some Bonneted Bat roost acoustic survey and all this garbage,Ž Commissioner Christopher Constance said. This is being imposed by federal mandates, so I cannot support this item, sir.Ž The board voted 2-1 to allow an environmental survey for the bat, which will delay the widening of the “nal portion of Burnt Store Road. Constance voted against the measure. Two commissioners were absent. Commission Chairman Ken Doherty said he checked with county staff to “nd out more about the issues involved. As a former builder, Doherty said to Constance, I share your frustration.Ž Theres really not any choice in the matter for us,Ž he added. For federal permitting, weve got to do this.Ž Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch joined in the bat frustration. My heart, my mind, want to vote against this. Im going to vote for it. Its a necessary evil,Ž he said. Later in the meeting, Constance took an opportunity to talk about red tide as a current environmental crisis. Lets talk about critters for a bit,Ž he said, moving from the bat survey, which he voted against, to sea life that have died amid red tide in recent weeks. Constance thanked the scores of volunteers who have helped clean up Charlotte County beaches of dead “sh. And Constance referred to unnamed industries he called unregulated, as contributing to the problem of red tide. Rather than paying for surveys of obscure species, Constance said, I urge folks statewide and locally to try to refocus, because we have massive “sh kill, and its crazy that we cant get this under control.Ž Doherty suggested that the region look to marine scientists at partner institutions, such as Western Michigan University. The scientists are really going to have to help us out,Ž he said. The bat survey was a last minute addition to the $3.2 million road construction project. The bat was listed recently as in danger of extinction, due to loss of habitat in South Florida. The county must pay for wildlife surveyors to set up cameras and recording devices in case any of this type of bat is present in the construction zone. Very few bats have been seen in recent memory, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission information. Two places in the area where they have been seen are in the Babcock Ranch wildlife area and in North Fort Myers.Email:ecalvert@sun-herald.comCharlotte commissioners reluctantly approve bat surveyBy ELIZABETH CALVERT STAFF WRITER CHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce will increase traf“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € Tamiami Trail near Toledo Blade Boulevard Top crash locations: € Tamiami Trail and Cochran Boulevard € I-75 and Duncan Road The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Holly Lynn Costa, 54, of Venice. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. € Peter John Cicinelli, 22, 29000 block of Tortoise Tr., Punta Gorda. Charge: two counts violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. € Justin Thomas Burnett, 34, 13700 block of Allamanda Cir., Port Charlotte. Charge: trespass in structure or conveyance. Bond: none. € Pamela Ann Ratnecht, 54, 900 block of Fairfax Ter., Port Charlotte. Charge: sales tax failure to remit $300 to $20,000 and two counts of failure to file six consecutive tax returns. Bond: $15,000. € April Kristen Dinunno, 36, 21100 block of Glendale Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Scott Stanley Stambaugh Sr., 47, 1100 block of Barbour Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of condition of pretrial release. Bond: none. € Daniel Genao, 39, of Cape Coral. Charge: three counts petit theft 2nd degree first offense, petit theft first degree $100 to under $300. Bond: $5,500. € Tiffany Lynn Golden, 27, 21400 block of Meehan Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. Bond: $5,000. € Blake Allen Jewell, 21, of Blacklick, Michigan. Charge: grand theft property more than $300 but less than $5,000 and robbery by sudden snatching with no firearm or weapon. Bond: $17,500. € Anton Lee Epps, 41, of Arcadia. Charge: kno wingly dri ving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. € Matthew Joseph Michaels, 36, 400 block of Euclid St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Jeanne Marie Marino, 68, 28300 block of Royal Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Kenneth Ray Maye, 63, of Arcadia. Charge: petit theft first degree $100 to under $300 and out of county warrant. Bond: $2,000. € Ostell Jay Johnson, 52, homeless. Charge: driver presented non-current insurance. Bond: $2,000. € David Mark Postell, 42, of Sarasota, FL. Charge: petit theft second degree first offense. Bond: $2,000. € Christopher Ryan Dunn, 23, 1200 block of Waterside St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Verna Lee Rossi, 46, 1400 block of Kenesaw St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department made the following arrests: € Faith Lynn Ferris, 71, 300 block of Santander Ct., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Hunter Troy Feustel, 24, of Fruitland Park. Charge: nonsupport of dependents, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,470. „ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTraffic enforcement locations set POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.In the Declaration of Independence, the people who formed the United States declared, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Ž Over the next 224 years and despite a Constitution af“rming those rights in speci“c language, the country has had trouble with the full realization of human rights for all. For example: It took 87 years to abolish slavery; Native Americans were forced to relocate to the American west by the Indian Removal Act of 1830; the Sedition Act of 1918 made it a crime to publish or speak disloyal, profane, scurrilous or abusive languageŽ about the government, the Constitution or the military despite the First Amendments guarantee of freedom of speech; and following the Japanese governments attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government forcibly interned 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them U.S. citizens, in detention camps. In his short course Human Rights and the United StatesŽ political scientist Miles Williams, Ph.D. examines the countrys record of supporting human rights. The courses four sessions are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8 at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court Suite 211, Punta Gorda. Im not setting the course up to trash any particular presidential administration,Ž Williams said. However, the United States has never felt compelled to follow the rules set by the human rights treaties, which allows other countries to ignore the rules, too. How can the United States enforce human rights in Africa, if it wont abide by the same rules in its own country?Ž The course examines the reasoning behind the United States rejections of many human rights treaties and the consequences of those decisions, Williams said. Williams is a retired political scientist focusing on comparative politics, international relations, immigration and human rights in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He earned his doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University, taught at Southern Illinois and Central Missouri Universities as well as at universities in Colombia, Sweden, the Netherlands and Mexico. The United States, under the leadership of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, gained broad international acceptance of the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,Ž Williams said. Although the United States signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, its a statement of FGCU course examines United States human rights record principles that carries no sanctions or enforcement provisions, like a treaty. It is a guideline for other treaties that include sanctions and enforcement provisions.Ž Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.N. has sponsored 52 human rights treaties that include sanctions and enforcement provisions. The United States, however, has signed and rati“ed just 17 of these treaties, arguing that our laws regarding human rights are tougherŽ than these treaties, according to Williams. The reasons for the United States failure to sign and ratify various human rights treaties differs from issue to issue,Ž Williams said. For labor issues, businesses have in”uence and our politicians fear labor unions will jump up and demand something that theyre unwilling or unable to provide.Ž Failing to ratify these treaties makes it dif“cult for the United States to work with countries trying to resolve their own internal problems,Ž Williams said. They say that youre not respecting human rights so why should we just because you want an ally? Why should we allow you to lord this over us?Ž For more info or to register for Human Rights and the United States,Ž call 941-505-0130. 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Page 12 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSSaturday morning was the perfect day to soak up summer sun before heading back to school or work. Charlotte County celebrated Parks and Recreation Month by offering free admission to pools and free parking in normally metered lots. Parks and Recreation Month has been celebrated annually since 1985. It is a national initiative by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA),Ž said Mike Norton, Charlotte County Recreation Supervisor. Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month is essentially an annual reminder to the general public and our patrons of the value parks and recreation brings to every community.Ž From the Port Charlotte Beach Park to South County Regional Park, families came out in droves to take advantage of the deal. There isnt usually a lot of stuff for us to do but one of my friends posted on Facebook about the pool opening and I thought wed check it out,Ž said Tracy Stevens, who spent the morning with her young son Mason at South Countys brand-new activity pool. He loves to swim. He loved it. Well definitely be coming back.Ž Learning about the South County Aquatics Facility through Facebook seemed to be the consensus among many guests Saturday morning. This is our first time here but this is awesome. I didnt even realize admission was free today until we got here but that was great,Ž said Penny Capotorto as she photographed her family cannonballing off the diving board. Before the sun even peaked in the sky, it was nearly impossible to find a parking spot. Lots were already packed with locals ready to make a splash before the inevitable mid-day rain. Empty boat trailers were lined up along the Port Charlotte Beach ramp, their drivers already coasting somewhere out on the Peace River. We were going to come out anyways, we had no idea parking was free but any chance to save a few bucks here and there is good with me,Ž said Grace Martins, life jacket and sunscreen in hand. Though the official celebration only lasted one day, the Charlotte County facilities are open year-round. Some, like McGuire Park in Port Charlotte, are currently undergoing extensive renovations to better provide for the community. Parks and recreation improves our quality of life in many different ways and positively impacts every member of our community through programs, services, and maintaining the natural environment we enjoy in Charlotte County,Ž Norton said. For more information on Charlotte County parks and recreation, visit www.charlotte and click Parks/Recreation/ Aquatics in the sidebar. Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comCharlotte offered freebies for Parks and Rec MonthBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER Beachgoers and colorful umbrellas dotted Port Charlotte Beach Park Saturday morning. SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONDespite rain clouds looming in the distance, the South County Aquatics Facility was lled with families taking advantage of the free admission. Austin Corcoran and Logan Schwarz shoot hoops with new friends on Saturday. Families enjoy the brand new kids activity pool at South County. Aryanna Capotorto jumps o the diving board at South County Regional Park. PORT CHARLOTTE BEACH PARKADDRESS: 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 HOURS: Daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL PARKADDRESS: 670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 INFORMATION: For times of operation, call 941-505-8686 adno=720758 adno=50538522 €Affordable Options and Savings€Worldwide Travel Protection €Veterans Bene“ts€Avoid Hidden Society Fees €Complimentary Personal Planning Guide€Customized Packages and Terms CONSIDERING PLANNING AHEAD?CREMATION/FUNERAL SERVICES? CEMETERY OPTIONS? FREE LUNCH & SEMINARJOIN US FOR ACall Today to RSVP: 941Reservation required. Limited seating available. Wednesday, July 18th @ 11:30 am Thursday, July 19 @ 11:30 am adno=54538855HOWARDS Restaurant70 N. Indiana Avenue, Englewood


The FEMA ”ood zone that your home is in is a key indicator of your homes risk from ”ooding. But theres a caveat. The FEMA maps are created from historical data. Given the mounting evidence of climate change and rising sea levels, the reliability of these maps to predict the risk of future ”ooding diminishes. A three-year-old, startup company, Coastal Risk Consulting LLC (CRC), has created modeling software that considers the rising sea levels to predict your homes risk of ”ooding over the next 30 years. And while the company provides reports individualized for single homes, it also provides services to businesses and governments. CRCs Flood and Climate Risk AssessmentŽ projects your propertys risk from storm surge, extreme tides, sea level rise, and heavy rainfall over the next 30 years. That is the life-cycle of a typical mortgage. The reports are available for individual properties all the way up to entire neighborhoods. This company caught my eye because I have not seen any other service or modeling software that incorporates FEMA maps with climate-change and sea-level projections to assess future ”ood risks. The utility of the reports extends beyond individual property owners. For example, a large employer searching for a headquarters site would not want to build in a location where the employee parking lots will face frequent ”ooding in the future. A community, developer, or their investors may not want a development that is likely to experience frequent ”ooding in the future. The company also provides services to cities and other governmental entities. CRC also offers solutions to existing property owners looking to mitigate future tidal, rainfall, and storm surge ”ooding. One intriguing solution is an in”atable water barrier around the perimeter of a home. Thats a lot more affordable than relocating a home on stilts. The company acknowledges that most homeowners have limited funds, so it prioritizes mitigation steps that provide the most protection. Property owners who have ordered a report also have access to a customer support technician who can make recommendations such as the above tailored to their own budget. An AP wire report by Kimberly Miller relayed the story of a Palm Beach homebuyer whose “rst choice was oceanfront property. He has considering buying a home on the Intracoastal Waterway instead, thinking it would be less vulnerable to future ”ooding. The buyer ordered a CRC report on both properties and was happily surprised that the prognosis for the oceanfront condo was dramatically better.Ž His instincts were wrong. This week, I chatted with Albert Slap, the President of Coastal Risk Consulting. I sensed that the mission of this company is more altruistic than pro“t-driven. There is a sense of passion and con“dence that the company can best explain and predict the new global changes. Albert listed over a dozen locations where we now have 40 or more days of ”ooding a year, from Fort Lauderdale to the New Jersey Shore. This seems particularly relevant because so many of us Floridians live near the water. Its rather disconcerting to read so much about rising sea levels lately. The report I obtained for my home Rotonda West home was reassuring. My home is less than 2 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. But my report predicts zero days of tidally in”uenced ”ooding for the next 30 years. The cost of the report for a residential property is $199, although as of Thursday it was discounted down to $99. CRCs website includes sample reports. The website for Coastal Risk Consulting is https:// ” and their phone number is 844-732-7473. 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 your home at risk from rising seas? BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 19 Port Drive, Venice 268 Albatross Road, Rotonda West 6851 Pan American Blvd, North Port 19 Port Drive, Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1966 List Price: $599,900 LP/SqFt: 442.40 Garage/Carport: 1-car car port, 2 boat docks Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1356 Total Acreage: 2832 sq ft Pool: Community Location: Waterfront, Venice Listing Agent/ Brokerage info: Cassandra Raia, 941321-2900, CENTURY 21 Almar & Associates 268 Albatross Road, Rotonda West, FL 33947 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2006 List Price: $294,000 LP/SqFt: 138.28 Garage/Carport: 2-car garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 2126 Total Acreage: 7500 sq ft Pool: Private, in-ground Location: Rotonda West Listing Agent/ Brokerage info: Marlena Rafalo, 941-462-9090, CENTURY 21 Almar & Associates 6851 Pan American Blvd, North Port, FL 34287 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2002 List Price: $374,900 LP/SqFt: 177.09 Garage/Carport: 2-car attached garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 2117 Total Acreage: 10,000 +/Pool: Private, in-ground Location: Duck Key, North Port Listing Agent/Brokerage info: Victor Sands, Coldwell Banker Sunstar, 941-225-9912OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018 FLORIDA SUNPASS IS A MESSAPPLES TO APPLES TO SPICES?DUCK TALES The vendor who runs the system has a backlog of unprocessed charges now running into the millions. Seepage 7. Mark Osterhaus, the co-creator of countless popular board and card games, is now living comfortably in Punta Gorda and moving on to other exciting ventures. Seepage 9. NPHS teacher Karyn Strauss hoards hundreds of rubber ducks in classroom. Seepage 10.


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 2OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES PHOTO PROVIDEDNew members of EABOR include, from left, (front) Wendi Schneider of Key Realty, Helen Kennard of Keller Williams Realty Gold, M ichael Eyssallenne of Xtreme Realty Team Gulf Coast, Jillian Marie West of Michael Saunders & Company, Christine Wanderlich of Tropical Breeze Realty, Maria Joseph of Keller Williams Realty Gold and Gena McHenry of Cooperative Realty WelcomeHome, (back) Sandra Wales of Cooperative Realty WelcomeHome, Gloria Kifyuk of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Yana Shabunin of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Alex Durham Brown of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Board President Kathi Obendorfer, Chris Lowery of Keller Williams R ealty Gold, Monika Adam of Xtreme Realty Team Gulf Coast, Ja net Rooker of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Marilyn Galek of Tall Pines Realty and Laurie Sandoval of Keller Williams Realty Gold.ENGLEWOOD „ The Englewood Area Board of Realtors recently held new member orientation. Sixteen new agents took the Realtor oath, and were sworn in by EABOR President Kathi Obendorfer. By becoming a member, Realtors are more than just agents, they are professional members of The National Association of Realtors. That means, they subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Realtors are required to complete ethics training of not less than two hours and 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet NARs speci“c learning objectives and criteria. By becoming a member of NAR, they are part of Americas largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including NARs institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. EABORs mission statement is clear: To support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights.Ž EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962. Keep in touch with EABOR on social media by following them on Twitter and Instagram @EABORFL and like them on Facebook.Englewood Area Board of Realtors adds 16 new membersBy KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORS Q: I rent my home and have a signed lease. My landlord passed away unexpectedly and I am now dealing with one of her children who inherited the house. She is telling me that I need to move out early so she can sell the house. That would cause me a signi“cant hardship, and I dont want to. Is my lease still valid even though the landlord died? „ James A: Yes. Generally speaking, the death of a landlord will not cancel a lease. However, like everything in the law, there are some caveats and exceptions. Because a lease is a contract, its contents guide the actions of the people who signed it. This means that unless something in the lease is otherwise illegal, the terms of the lease will decide what happens. I have never seen a contract that states that it is canceled if someone passes away, and most I have seen speci“cally bind the landlords estate to the terms of the lease. Additionally, your being there will not stop the house from being sold, and you will have a valid and binding lease with the new owner, too. A lease is a contract that binds the landlord as well as the tenant. Conversely, you will not be able to get out of the lease early just because of this tragedy. Still, every lease is different, so you need to carefully review yours to see what your rights and responsibilities are. You should continue communicating with your new landlord. Let her know about the hardship of moving early. Perhaps she will understand, or even offer to buyŽ you out of the lease early by helping pay your moving costs. Again, because a lease is just a contract, you can both agree to an early move for the right reasons, if you want to. Gary M. 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Page 16 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 4OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESDavid Diaz, head of operations at Floridabased property management company Great Jones, talks about some useful tips for people who are thinking about being a landlord of a rental property for the “rst time. The wheels are turning in your head: Rent prices in Metro Orlando are rising, and real estate has long been seen as a top investment. Is it time to take the leap and become a landlord? Owning a rental property can be a great source of cash ”ow and future equity appreciation,Ž said David Diaz, head of operations at Florida property management company Great Jones. Diaz took a few minutes recently to outline a few tips to succeed as a “rst-time landlord. Here are “ve key points:Screen tenants, and screen them some moreFind great residents. The quality of your resident will determine the outcome of your investment more than anything else. Income veri“cations, criminal background, all those things ... Any gaps and you could “nd yourself with a problem coming downstream.ŽKnow your tenants rights up front „ and yours tooLandlord-tenant law is hugely important. If youre going to individually manage, or if youre going to manage through a property manager, you want to make sure youre always staying up to date. Florida has very strong landlord-tenant laws that are very speci“c about what a landlord is obligated to. You can get stuck on technicalities. ... There are a lot of forms available online. Make sure theyre attorney generated, and that youre doing it right.ŽChoose the right money-maker propertyOften people when they individually invest will buy more expensive homes than they potentially should be renting, where the highest and best use of that home is not necessarily a rental property but an end-user home, so they wont see those same marginsŽ of 60-65 percent that a large Wall Street real-estate investment “rm generates.Expect to spend thousands on maintenanceYour maintenance and turnover should be budgeted in the $2,000 per year range. If you really include all of the big stuff and what we call amortized turnover, so if somebody moves out every three years, youre going to have costs of painting and those sorts of things that you want to spread across a three-year period when youre “guring out your numbers. I very often see estimates where people have 100 percent occupancy assumption and some really low maintenance number, and then they cant “gure out why theyre not hitting their expected yield on their investment.ŽImprove it while its emptyA lot of owners make the mistake of going into a project and saying, Oh, Ill do that when somebody moves in. The reality is, it is vastly more ef“cient to get work done while the property is empty and much more cost ef“cient and time ef“cient to get as much done.ŽPlan for vacant months but try to avoid them tooA property that rents for $2,000 a month, if vacant for one month, just lost $166 of effective rent (for each month of the year), so youre now just over $1,800 in effective rent... Dont non-renew a resident over a small rent increase when the vacancy is going to cost you more than the rent increase.ŽTips for prospective first-time landlordsBy BILL ZIMMERMANORLANDO SENTINEL TNS PHOTOOne tip, if youre considering becoming a landlord: Screen tenants, and screen them some more. Home prices have shot up in some areas of the U.S. to the point where buyers need jumbo loans to “nance them. In mortgage speak, jumbo refers to loans that exceed the limits set by the government-sponsored enterprises that buy most home loans and package them for investors. Jumbo mortgages, or jumbo loans, are those that exceed the dollar amount loan-servicing limits put in place by GSEs Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. This makes them non-conforming loans. As of 2018, these limits are $453,100 in all states except for Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands where the limit is $679,650. The conforming limit is higher in counties with higher home prices, so be sure to check your areas loan limits. The maximum loan amount varies by lender. Borrowers can get “xedor adjustable-rate jumbo mortgages with various term options. The mortgages can be used for primary homes, as well as for investment properties and vacation homes. How to qualify for a jumbo mortgage Jumbo lenders usually have stricter underwriting guidelines. The main reason for this is that theyre not backed by Fannie or Freddie, so theyre riskier loans. On the ”ip side, lenders have more to gain since the dollar value is higher and they can offer additional services to these wealthier customers. The three common hurdles borrowers must clear to get jumbo-loan approval are larger income, higher credit scores and greater reserves, says Robert Cohan, president of Carlyle Financial based in San Francisco. To consider a jumbo loan the FICO scores have to be higher. The average is around 740, although I have seen some as low as 660,Ž Cohan says. Borrowers whose scores fall beneath the normal requirements usually have to offset it with a low debtto-income ratio. If youre high-leveraged and you have a low credit score its going to be hard to get a jumbo loan,Ž Cohan says. Borrowers should be prepared to show enough reserves, or assets, to cover between six and 12 months worth of mortgage payments. The down payment on jumbo loans are, on average, between 10 and 20 percent. Anything lower than a 10 percent down payment and youre probably going to pay for it in higher rates,Ž Cohan says. What are the bene“ts of a jumbo mortgage? The main bene“t for borrowers is that a jumbo mortgage allows them to go outside of Fannie and Freddie limitations. You can still get a competitive interest rate and “nance the home of your choice without being restricted by the dollar limit on conforming mortgages. The rates on jumbo mortgages ”uctuate and may be higher or lower than the conforming mortgage rate. Recently, a 30-year jumbo rate was 4.62 percent, 8 basis points lower than a conventional 30-year “xed rate of 4.71 percent. Jumbo loans are a convenient way to “nance property. Instead of getting two conforming loans to “nance a home, the jumbo option eliminates that need. Some borrowers prefer to “nance more of the homes cost rather than tying up cash, making the jumbo mortgages a helpful “nancial tool.What is a jumbo mortgage and when do you need one?By NATALIE CAMPISIBANKRATE.COM adno=50538093


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 5OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESA reader asks: My current 401(k) balance is about the same as my mortgage balance. I am 45. Would it make sense to pay off the mortgage with the 401(k)?Ž Bad idea! Looking ahead to retirement, your objective should be to accumulate a 401(k) nest egg of financial assets as large as possible and pay off your mortgage as soon as possible. You should pursue these objectives independently, not sacrifice one to obtain the other. On balance, that would be a loser, for multiple reasons: € Early withdrawal costs: Funds withdrawn from a 401(k) before age 591‡2 trigger tax payments on the amount withdrawn plus a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty. While there are exceptions to the withdrawal penalty, paying off a mortgage balance is not one of them. That means that paying off a mortgage balance with a 401(k) balance of the same amount would not be a break-even but would generate a sizeable cash outflow. € Earnings opportunity loss on the existing 401(k) balance: An even larger loss from liquidating your 401(k) is the future earnings on the funds withdrawn. These earnings accumulate tax free until you are 701‡2, and at that point you pay taxes only on the amounts withdrawn at your tax bracket at that time, which could be a lot lower than it is now. € Possible earnings opportunity loss on new contributions: If your intention is to abandon your 401(k) after it has been depleted, given that you are still many years from retirement, the largest loss would be the tax-deferred income you could contribute plus the tax-deferred earnings on those contributions that you would be making in future years. Your major objective should be to contribute as much as possible „ I have no advice on that „ and obtain as high an earnings rate as possible. I do have some thoughts about that. Over a period of years, the rate of return on your 401(k) should be well above your mortgage rate. At 45, you should be invested largely if not entirely in common stock. A diversified portfolio of common stock will generate high rates of return over long periods along with high short-term variability. For example, during the period 1926-2012, the median return on the common stock of large companies over 25-year periods was 11.34 percent. The highest 25-year return was 17.26 percent while the lowest was 5.62 percent. Over 10-year periods within the same time span, the median return was 10.52 percent, with a high of 21.43 percent and a low of minus 4.95 percent. As you get closer to the day when you begin drawing funds out of your 401(k) „ say, about 10 years before „ you should consider shifting as much as half of your 401(k) assets into interest-bearing securities. The reason is that the short-term variability in stock returns can be very costly once you enter the drawdown period. €Avoiding 401(k) abuses Not all 401(k)s are created equal. Fund sponsors sometimes use them for their own purposes, reducing their value to the account holders. Among the abuses that can contribute to the poor performance of a 401(k) are inclusion of the common stock of the company sponsoring the 401(k) as an investment option; long delays in transferring employee contributions to the plan; outright theft of the contributions; high administrative and investment expense ratios, which may re”ect services provided to the funds sponsor. Employees with poorly performing 401(k)s are not powerless. Help is available from the Employee Bene“ts Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition, several law “rms specialize in class action suits against employers who abuse their 401(k) programs. They can be found by Googling 401(k) abuses.Ž Paying Down Your Mortgage Balance Your mortgage balance should be paid off by the time you begin drawing funds from your 401(k). If scheduled amortization will not do the job, you should develop an extra payment program that will. Calculator 2a on my website was designed for that purpose, showing you the schedule of balances remaining for any combination of extra payments and payment intervals. To maintain the discipline needed for a successful extra payment program, make the payments immediately after being paid. Waiting until the end of the pay period is a recipe for failure. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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Page 18 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 6OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Heated Area List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Dat e SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7402346 Sold 2437 HARBOR BLVD #220 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 644 $52,900 Community $50,000 1 1 0 1970 Condominium Cash 7/6/2018 0. 95 C7251539 Sold 21267 GERTRUDE AVE #106 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $59,900 Community $52,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 5 6.58 0.87 D6101305 Sold 80 BEVERLY CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 768 $60,000 None $60,000 2 1 0 1951 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 1 C7402501 Sold 8599 DOROTHY AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 903 $92,000 None $84,000 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 56.76 0.91 C7400070 Sold 23290 OLEAN BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1212 $105,000 None $95,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 0.9 C7402019 Sold 1314 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 760 $109,000 None $109,000 2 1 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/5/2018 1 C7401663 Sold 4064 OAKVIEW DR #D8 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 892 $109,900 Community $106,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Conventional 7/6/ 2018 118.83 0.96 C7251054 Sold 2507 LINTON LN 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 914 $119,000 None $115,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 7/5/2018 73 .11 0.97 C7400870 Sold 1394 W YORKSHIRE ST W 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 966 $123,400 None $120,000 2 1 1 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9 /2018 0.97 C7401300 Sold 20291 GENTRY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 893 $123,950 None $123,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 7/9/2018 0.99 C7402294 Sold 2359 EASY ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1020 $124,000 None $122,000 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 0 .98 C7246092 Sold 21733 EDGEWATER DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1112 $129,500 None $133,435 2 1 1 1965 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/20 18 78.86 1.03 C7251607 Sold 3300 LOVELAND BLVD #1801 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1070 $132,900 Community $123,000 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash, FHA 7 /9/2018 114.95 0.93 C7401859 Sold 22199 FELTON AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1172 $134,900 None $134,900 3 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 84.95 1 A4403844 Sold 6860 S BISCAYNE DR 34287 NORTH PORT 864 $135,000 None $135,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 6/2018 1 C7400709 Sold 2220 CANNOLOT BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1176 $135,000 None $135,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/5/2018 1 C7400931 Sold 1501 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #1101 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1250 $142,000 Community $138,000 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 7/5/2 018 110.4 0.97 D6100392 Sold 18102 CLANTON AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1328 $145,000 None $132,500 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/201 8 0.91 C7400924 Sold 175 KINGS HWY #918 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1416 $146,900 Community $142,500 3 2 0 2001 Condominium Conventional 7/6/201 8 0.97 C7401538 Sold 1501 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #1204 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1092 $149,900 Community $145,000 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Convention al 7/5/2018 132.78 0.97 D5923977 Sold 14459 RIVER BEACH DR #129 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1150 $149,900 Community $130,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 7/9/2 018 113.04 0.87 C7250304 Sold 11192 WILLMINGTON BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1271 $149,900 None $149,900 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence VA 7/10/201 8 83.32 1 C7400179 Sold 1526 ABALOM ST 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1326 $150,000 None $132,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 66.13 0.88 C7400953 Sold 1080 BAL HARBOR BLVD #10A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1114 $154,900 Community $144,100 2 2 0 1974 Condominium Conventional 7/6/2018 129.35 0.93 A4201150 Sold 23420 WESTCHESTER BLVD 33980 PUNTA GORDA 1525 $155,000 None $158,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence FHA 7/5/2 018 66.25 1.02 D5923261 Sold 2021 GEORGIA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1110 $159,000 None $150,000 2 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/ 2018 70.49 0.94 C7402191 Sold 676 GAINES ST NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1373 $159,900 None $151,750 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 7/10/20 18 0.95 C7250129 Sold 2462 IVANHOE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1382 $167,000 Private $169,500 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence VA 7/9/201 8 78.07 1.01 C7401302 Sold 931 DOBELL TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1327 $168,000 None $168,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/201 8 84.08 1 C7400391 Sold 6612 LAPIDUS RD 34291 NORTH PORT 1170 $169,000 None $169,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/ 2018 86.58 1 C7251343 Sold 17074 ACAPULCO RD #122 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1500 $175,000 Community $163,500 3 2 0 2008 Condominium Cash 7/10/2018 1 09 0.93 C7401005 Sold 3108 PONCE DE LEON BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1243 $178,900 None $179,500 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/2 018 101.82 1 D6100573 Sold 2300 ABSCOTT ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1790 $179,900 Private $165,000 4 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/6/2018 0.92 D6100543 Sold 3092 GIDEON ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1220 $179,900 None $176,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/9/2018 105.2 6 0.98 C7249869 Sold 26457 ASUNCION DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1596 $179,900 None $179,900 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence USDA 7/6/2018 83.99 1 C7402246 Sold 4437 N SALFORD BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1241 $184,000 None $179,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/10/201 8 94.16 0.97 N6100758 Sold 2432 LANCASTER LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1192 $184,900 None $184,900 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence FHA 7/10/2018 1 08.19 1 C7401759 Sold 9043 APPLE VALLEY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1537 $187,000 None $187,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 85.7 1 C7400791 Sold 5392 TALISMAN TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1487 $189,000 None $187,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/2018 12 5.76 0.99 C7251229 Sold 24344 WESTGATE BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1447 $189,000 Community $151,750 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/10/2018 72.78 0.8 A4207967 Sold 5024 ALIBI TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1718 $189,900 Private $182,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 6/2018 77.32 0.96 C7250556 Sold 1267 N CRANBERRY BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1616 $192,500 Private $196,800 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/10/2018 109.58 1.02 C7401247 Sold 23141 HAMMOND AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1643 $195,000 None $188,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/20 18 77.3 0.96 C7249569 Sold 1708 RUSSELLVILLE ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1608 $195,000 None $194,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 7/10/201 8 86.61 0.99 D6100654 Sold 615 DOGWOOD AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1232 $199,900 Community $187,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 112.58 0.94 A4403304 Sold 10146 POET PL 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1578 $199,900 None $202,500 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/201 8 1.01 C7400626 Sold 7321 DEBRITA RD 34291 NORTH PORT 1437 $201,900 None $201,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/ 2018 99.65 1 C7250000 Sold 20432 LAVERNE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1846 $204,900 Private $194,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/10/2018 72.8 0.95 A4400510 Sold 4208 FERNWAY DR 34288 NORTH PORT 1225 $205,000 Private $200,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash, Conventi onal 7/6/2018 0.98 N5917310 Sold 7354 MAMOUTH ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1276 $205,000 Private $200,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 9/2018 104.55 0.98 C7248903 Sold 23152 LANGDON AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $209,900 None $200,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/6/2018 84.25 0.95 N5915675 Sold 5169 N CRANBERRY ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1756 $214,340 None $208,005 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/2018 91.03 0.97 A4407536 Sold 1393 KELP CT 34289 NORTH PORT 1427 $217,000 None $217,000 2 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 7/5/2018 1 N6100293 Sold 18375 LAMONT AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1700 $219,900 Private $212,500 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/9/2018 0.97 C7248369 Sold 21201 CHATBURN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1740 $219,900 Private $215,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Convent ional 7/6/2018 80.71 0.98 C7400287 Sold 6228 DANDURAND AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 2586 $223,700 None $218,000 4 2 1 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 63.59 0.97 D6100139 Sold 10112 EDMONTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1802 $224,900 Private $219,900 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/5/2018 86.57 0.98 C7242349 Sold 7353 S PLUM TREE 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2012 $225,000 None $228,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 6/2018 85.01 1.01 C7401433 Sold 3303 CRITTENDON ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1464 $229,900 None $216,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence FHA 7/6/2018 1 02.96 0.94 D5921824 Sold 13236 DARNELL AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2230 $230,000 Community $217,500 4 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7 /6/2018 73.08 0.95 D6100687 Sold 7084 TUXEDO ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1358 $234,900 Private $220,000 2 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 11 0.66 0.94 C7241560 Sold 3719 WHISPERING OAKS DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1693 $234,900 Community $210,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/10/2018 86.46 0.89 N5916539 Sold 6360 FALCON LAIR DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1868 $239,000 Community $235,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6 /2018 90.18 0.98 C7248818 Sold 3281 BEACON DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2038 $239,500 Private $239,500 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/6/2018 86.34 1 C7400568 Sold 405 RIDGECREST DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1494 $246,000 None $235,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/11/2018 99.28 0.96 C7400156 Sold 2200 MAURITANIA RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2212 $252,888 None $250,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/5/2018 84.49 0.99 C7249898 Sold 140 BARRE DR NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1632 $254,900 Private $240,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/9/2018 89.52 0.94 D6100655 Sold 941 CAPLES ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1856 $255,000 None $245,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/201 8 83.62 0.96 C7400140 Sold 209 CEYENNE ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1667 $259,000 Private $259,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /6/2018 92.83 1 A4215771 Sold 142 ORTIZ BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1986 $259,000 None $235,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 86.5 9 0.91 C7251208 Sold 3126 YUKON DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2372 $259,900 Private $245,000 4 3 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7/10/20 18 77.41 0.94 U8002254 Sold 3121 TOWN TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1847 $259,999 None $250,000 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/20 18 101.09 0.96 C7251503 Sold 26316 SEMINOLE LAKES BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1352 $264,900 Community $247,500 2 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence C ash 7/6/2018 125.63 0.93 C7248607 Sold 10268 ARROWHEAD DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2060 $264,900 Community $261,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/5/2018 101.56 0.99 N5913945 Sold 1721 NORVELL AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1974 $270,000 Private $264,500 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 95.35 0.98 C7401911 Sold 131 SUNDIET ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1701 $274,900 Private $250,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/9/2018 102.12 0.91 C7250516 Sold 3869 CAPE COLE BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1636 $275,000 None $275,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 102.19 1 N5916368 Sold 3456 HIGHLANDS RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1642 $279,500 Private $325,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/10/2 018 135.7 1.16 D6100630 Sold 27240 DEEP CREEK BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1629 $279,900 Private $260,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Convent ional 7/9/2018 119.38 0.93 D5921049 Sold 2700 N BEACH RD #A102 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1150 $289,000 Community $280,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 243.4 8 0.97 N6100524 Sold 1730 6TH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2526 $299,900 Private $297,675 2 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 98.63 0.99 A4134670 Sold 850 HARVARD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1693 $299,999 None $275,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 90. 94 0.92 A4215643 Sold 1030 HASTE LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1422 $309,000 None $309,000 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/201 8 151.1 1 C7236046 Sold 12944 N MARSH DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1799 $325,000 Community $297,500 3 2 0 2012 Single Family Residence Cash 7/ 9/2018 122.18 0.92 C7249178 Sold 20575 ALBURY DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2928 $339,000 None $335,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 74.61 0.99 C7249284 Sold 940 SANTA BRIGIDA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1636 $349,000 Private $331,500 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/6/2018 128.79 0.95 D5923147 Sold 14075 KEYSTONE BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2501 $349,900 Private $330,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/9/2018 102.96 0.94 C7249993 Sold 1515 APPIAN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2487 $350,000 Private $332,750 3 3 0 1975 Single Family Residence Cash 7/5/2018 107.72 0.95 C7400219 Sold 3913 CAPE COLE BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1730 $369,000 Private $355,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/10/2018 105.72 0.96 N5916188 Sold 2714 LAKE VIEW BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1787 $400,000 Private $400,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/9/2018 157.98 1 D5921013 Sold 8475 WAWANA RD 34287 NORTH PORT 2071 $404,900 Private $387,500 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 7/9/2018 14 1.73 0.96 D6100780 Sold 1944 N FAIRVIEW DR S 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1526 $419,000 Private $400,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2 018 200.4 0.95 C7401821 Sold 17320 OHARA DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2629 $459,900 Private $448,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/20 18 134.09 0.97ENGLEWOOD 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 D6101305 SLD 80 BEVERLY CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 768 BEVERLY CIRCLE $60,000 2 1 0 1951 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 $ 78.13 1 D5924033 SLD 1305 ROCKY CREEK LN 34224 ENGLEWOOD 660 RIVER EDGE 02 $82,000 2 1 0 1961 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/20 18 $124.24 0.83 N5915656 SLD 10513 OCEANSPRAY BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,179 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $115,500 2 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 7/2/2018 $97.96 0.97 D6100916 SLD 219 ANNAPOLIS LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,270 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $128,000 3 2 0 1984 None Single Family Resid ence Cash 7/3/2018 $100.79 0.92 D6100003 SLD 8409 PLACIDA RD Unit#305 33946 PLACIDA 870 CAPE HAZE RESORT $140,000 2 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Cash 7/2/20 18 $160.92 0.9 D5923261 SLD 2021 GEORGIA AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,110 GROVE CITY TERRACE $150,000 2 2 0 1959 None Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/6/2018 $135.14 0.94 A4214238 SLD 11231 WILLMINGTON BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,308 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $165,000 2 2 0 1988 None Single Family Reside nce FHA 7/2/2018 $126.15 0.97 D5922917 SLD 64 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,579 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $165,000 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 7/2/2018 $104.50 0.97 N5917368 SLD 127 PINE HOLLOW DR Unit#127 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,192 PINE HOLLOW $174,900 2 2 0 1990 Community Condominium Cash 7/2/ 2018 $146.73 1 C7401759 SLD 9043 APPLE VALLEY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,537 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $187,000 2 2 0 1987 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 $121.67 1 D6101002 SLD 13315 HARNEY AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,578 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $188,000 3 2 0 2010 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 7/2/2018 $119.14 0.97 N5915586 SLD 1364 DE PRIE RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,320 OVERBROOK GARDENS $190,000 2 2 0 1976 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/2 /2018 $143.94 0.97 A4403304 SLD 10146 POET PL 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,578 PORT CHARLOTTE A SEC 62 $202,500 3 2 0 2015 None Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/6/2018 $128.33 1.01 D5908946 SLD 13111 ROUDING CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,379 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $262,000 3 2 0 2016 None Single Family Reside nce Other 7/1/2018 $189.99 1.31 C7246222 SLD 5 MARINER LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,770 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $215,000 3 2 1 1991 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 $121.47 1 D6100139 SLD 10112 EDMONTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,802 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $219,900 3 2 0 1983 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 7/5/2018 $122.03 0.98 D5923962 SLD 103 CABLE DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,607 ROTONDA LAKES $229,000 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 $142.50 1 D5921824 SLD 13236 DARNELL AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,230 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $217,500 4 2 0 2003 Community Single Family R esidence Cash 7/6/2018 $97.53 0.95 D6100687 SLD 7084 TUXEDO ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,358 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $220,000 2 2 0 1982 Private Single Family Residence C ash 7/6/2018 $162 0.94 D6100277 SLD 29666 ONTARIO CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,349 STILLWATER $246,000 2 2 0 2013 Community Villa Cash 7/6/2018 $182.36 0.98 D6100240 SLD 430 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,870 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST $256,907 3 2 0 1994 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 7/2/2018 $137.38 1.03 D6100655 SLD 941 CAPLES ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,856 BAY VISTA BLVD $245,000 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 $132 0.96 D5924096 SLD 13392 ABERCROMBIE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,536 STILLWATER $253,950 3 2 0 2010 Community Villa Conventional 7/2/2018 $ 165.33 0.98 D5921886 SLD 8319 SAGO CT 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,587 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 PRCL C-2 $262,000 2 2 0 2003 Private, Community Villa Conve ntional 7/6/2018 $165.09 0.97 N6100524 SLD 1730 6TH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,526 MANASOTA LAND & TIMBER CO $297,675 2 3 0 2007 Private Single Family Residence C ash 7/6/2018 $117.84 0.99 C7401955 SLD 15244 BRAINBRIDGE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,932 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $285,000 3 2 0 2001 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 $147.52 0.95 C7401317 SLD 752 BOUNDARY BLVD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,929 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $295,000 3 2 0 2001 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 7/5/2018 $152.93 0.97 A4215643 SLD 1030 HASTE LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,422 ALSTON HASTE $309,000 3 2 0 1973 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 6/2018 $217.30 1 D5923058 SLD 31 WHITE MARSH LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,045 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $319,900 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 7/6/2018 $156.43 1 D5920496 SLD 18 PAR VIEW CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,867 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW $339,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 7/3/2018 $181.57 0.98 D5922470 SLD 259 SPORTSMAN RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,899 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $354,900 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 7/6/2018 $186.89 1 D6100578 SLD 12 MEDALIST CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2 158 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH $ 385 000 3 2 0 2016 Private Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 7 / 5 / 2018 $ 178.41 1AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 7OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESAREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUED A4407717 SLD 8849 CONCH AVE 33946 PLACIDA 1,824 CORAL CAYE $427,242 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/5/2018 $234 .23 1 D5921763 SLD 2950 N BEACH RD Unit#B413 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,242 TAMARIND GULF & BAY CONDO PH I $400,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Cond ominium Conventional 7/2/2018 $322.06 0.91 D5921927 SLD 1375 BEACH RD Unit#105 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,760 REDFISH KEY VILLAS $489,000 2 2 1 2007 Community Condominium Cash 7/ 2/2018 $277.84 0.96 D5922335 SLD 10070 CREEKSIDE DR 33946 PLACIDA 2,683 CORAL COVE $800,000 4 4 0 2006 Private Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/2/2018 $298.17 0.94 D6101251 SLD 776 SOUTH BAYOU DRIVE 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,910 BEACH VIEW AT BOCA BAY PH 07 $1,235,000 3 3 0 2000 Community Townho use Conventional 7/2/2018 $646.60 1SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioN5916381 Sold 612 BIRD BAY DR S #116CAR Bird Bay Village $117,500 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 7/3/2018 125 0.9 N6100910 Sold 599 CIRCLEWOOD DR #Y-2 Circlewoods Of Venice $120,000 3 2 0 1971 Condominium Cash 7/3/2018 109.59 0.96 N6100290 Sold 1950 SETTLEMENT RD #23 Curry Creek Condo Villa $124,900 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash, Conventional 7/3/2018 114. 06 1 N6100053 Sold 236 HARBOR DR S #205 Windsor House $125,000 2 1 0 1970 Condominium Cash 7/2/2018 173.61 0.89 N5917120 Sold 285 MISSION TRL W #F Mission Lakes $150,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 7/6/2018 140.98 0.94 A4215645 Sold 231 SHELL RD South Venice $158,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 7/2/2018 144.16 0.88 N6100725 Sold 584 W SEMINOLE DR South Venice $159,500 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 149.91 1 N6100177 Sold 442 MEXICALI AVE Venice East $182,000 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence Other 7/6/2018 112.76 0.91 N5916881 Sold 629 GUILD DR Country Club Estates $185,000 2 1 0 1950 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 150.53 1 A4212803 Sold 365 CONRAD RD South Venice $189,500 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/3/2018 173.53 0.96 A4403637 Sold 620 FLAMINGO DR #204 San Marino $205,000 2 2 0 1972 Condominium Conventional 7/2/2018 258.84 0.98 N5916179 Sold 1150 S VENICE BLVD South Venice $209,000 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 7/5/2018 188.63 0.95 N6100361 Sold 5540 RICE RD South Venice $210,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 166.8 0.95 N5914817 Sold 102 PORTA VECCHIO BND #201 Toscana Isles $228,000 3 2 0 2017 Condominium Conventional 7/2/2018 137.27 0.98 N5917347 Sold 555 TANAGER RD South Venice $232,750 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 106.57 0.86 N6100643 Sold 1584 QUAIL LAKE DR Quail Lake $235,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 115.71 0.9 N6100532 Sold 603 BEVERLY RD South Venice $246,000 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Residence VA 7/2/2018 166.33 0.98 N6100218 Sold 1435 STRADA D ARGENTO Carlentini $258,000 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/5/2018 147.01 1 N6100148 Sold 4243 TENNYSON WAY Woodmere Lakes $259,900 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Other 7/6/2018 154.79 0.96 N5915470 Sold 19316 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village $264,500 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/2/2018 145.65 0.94 N6100580 Sold 1121 COVEY CIR Quail Lake $286,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 136.65 1 N5915493 Sold 128 PESCADOR PL Toscana Isles $286,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 174.28 0.98 A4400252 Sold 1796 POMELO DR Venice Gardens $290,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/3/2018 169.39 0.97 N5916470 Sold 23900 WAVERLY CIR Sarasota National $290,000 2 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 7/5/2018 171.19 0.97 A4404150 Sold 189 PADOVA WAY #21 Venetian Golf And River Club $290,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 193.3 3 0.94 A4211007 Sold 4279 TENNYSON WAY Woodmere Lakes $290,000 4 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence FHA 7/3/2018 132.6 0.94 N5916352 Sold 11984 BLAZING STAR DR Preserve at West Villages $291,475 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/20 18 143.3 0.98 A4215930 Sold 1002 MALIBU CT Venice Gardens $299,000 3 3 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/3/2018 143.2 0.95 N5916543 Sold 13860 POSADA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $299,990 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/20 18 208.76 0.97 N6100536 Sold 11671 SPOTTED MARGAY AVE Stoneybrook At Venice $300,000 4 3 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/4/201 8 148.15 0.98 N6100044 Sold 12024 BLAZING STAR DR Preserve at West Villages $300,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/20 18 147.49 0.97 N5916221 Sold 302 MESTRE PL Venetian Golf & River Club $300,000 3 2 0 2010 Single Family Residence Cash 7/3/2018 166.3 0.94 A4193104 Sold 125 BAYHEAD LN Oaks $310,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 121.47 0.94 N5917378 Sold 414 PINEWOOD LAKE DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $329,900 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/201 8 210.8 0.97 T2937859 Sold 11547 RENAISSANCE BLVD #32 Renaissance $333,727 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/1/2018 203.86 1 N5916608 Sold 5004 BELLA TERRA DR Venetia $349,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 167.47 0.97 N5915267 Sold 1170 KITTIWAKE DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $365,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 168.59 0. 97 N6100684 Sold 317 HARBOR DR S Venezia Park $365,000 2 3 0 1955 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 271.98 0.91 T2870864 Sold 11710 TAPESTRY LN #71 Not Applicable $401,049 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 165.31 0 .98 A4209145 Sold 929 S DORAL LN Jacaranda West Country Club $410,000 3 2 1 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/6/2018 18 1.74 0.95 N6100275 Sold 533 MARSH CREEK RD Sawgrass $415,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 185.52 0.97 A4208927 Sold 950 SCHERER WAY Rivendell $415,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 186.02 0.93 N5913385 Sold 1255 TARPON CENTER DR #609 San Marco $425,000 2 2 0 1969 Condominium Cash 7/6/2018 452.61 0.94 N6101098 Sold 232 MALINA CT Not Applicable $425,700 3 2 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/5/2018 206.25 1 N5916348 Sold 20308 REALE CIR Gran Paradiso $430,000 4 2 1 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 7/3/2018 184 0.99 A4213243 Sold 830 WOOD SORREL LN Lakes Of Jacaranda $440,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2/2018 163.63 0.98 N6100171 Sold 11738 GOOMBAY CT Caribbean Village $440,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 7/3/2018 221.77 0.96 A4215385 Sold 118 SEVILLA PL Venetian Golf & River Club $460,000 3 3 1 2015 Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 7/3/20 18 192.63 0.98 N5917383 Sold 1105 SORRENTO WOODS BLVD Sorrento Woods $500,000 3 3 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/6/2018 159.18 0.93 A4401237 Sold 1104 MILLPOND CT Rivendell $525,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 208.58 0.99 N6100034 Sold 209 LYCHEE RD Sorrento South $610,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence VA 7/2/2018 331.88 1 A4213082 Sold 408 YACHT HARBOR DR Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club $670,000 4 3 0 1976 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2/2018 255 .34 0.97 ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio Floridas SunPass electronic tolling system is a mess. The vendor who runs the system has a backlog of unprocessed charges now running into the millions, a total accumulated since it stopped processing tolls on June 1. Earlier this week, after it began posting older charges for customers, the vendor promised the state a permanent “x. But based on court documents and news accounts across the country, this could just be the start of a long nightmare for Florida drivers. And the state Department of Transportation could have seen it coming. The contractor the state picked in 2015 to operate SunPass, a subsidiary of a Xerox spin-off called Conduent State & Local Solutions, has a track record of mishandling customer service while updating tolling systems in at least seven other states. Conduent took an average of two years to sort through unprocessed charges and get online tolling working again in other states. Thats two years of unprocessed charges, lawsuits, audits, ethics investigations, legislative amnesty programs, “nes and suspended contracts. In a June 21 press release, FDOT said it would waive all late fees and penalties during system updates. But some SunPass users like Philip Belcastro of St. Petersburg are still worried about receiving a large bill down the road loaded with late fees. I dont know how that affects me actually going through tolls,Ž Belcastro said, who doesnt have auto-pay set up and usually manually adds money to his SunPass account. I dont know where that money is coming from.Ž After electronic tolling outages in other states, some customers who did not receive an initial bill were hit months later with tens of thousands of dollars in charges and late fees. They were often invoiced for the wrong charges. Bank accounts and car payments for some customers were suspended because of the pending debt. Some of the most egregious cases happened in Texas. Vanessa Zabala of Hutto, Tex., found nearly $41,000 in charges when she logged in to her TxTag account, a scenario that was not that unusual reported NBC af“liate KXAN in Austin. After a year of tolling system failure, Texas “ned Xerox close to $200,000 and launched an ethics investigation in April 2015. In a 2017 investigation, KXAN quoted an anonymous Xerox whistleblower who questioned her former employers accountability. Their hiring practices, their billing practices, everything, its just „ there is something wrong with that company,Ž said the former customer service employee. And theres nobody watching them. Who is watching them? Isnt there a government agency thats supposed to be overlooking this kind of stuff?ŽConduents track recordBased in New Jersey, the customer service technology arm of Xerox Corp. became Conduent Inc. in January 2017 and has about $1.4 billion in annual revenue, according to the companys latest “nancial report. It has a long history of mergers, but retains ties to Xerox. Its headed by David Amoriell, a Xerox Corp. executive. The Florida Department of Transportation signed its $287 million deal with Xerox in November 2015 to run the customer service technology for Floridas Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the now Central Florida Expressway Authority, according to the original contract. The Central Florida Authority, formerly Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, said it no longer contracts with Xerox and runs its own tolling system, E-Pass. An arm of FDOT, FTE is in charge of overseeing the SunPass system operations. When the contract was signed, Florida transportation leaders already knew about Xeroxs problems in Texas, according to a “nal review by Floridas division of administrative hearings. But contract negotiators blamed the problem on a vendor that preceded Xerox. Following its review, the Negotiation Team was satis“ed with Xeroxs approach to data migration for the FTE and was not concerned that Xeroxs issues with the Texas Department of Transportation would impact Xeroxs management and operation of the Customer Service System contract,Ž the report read. Three years later, however, Texas is still wrangling with Xerox, which it “ned almost $200,000. The Texas Legislature passed a measure in January to cap toll fees that still havent been processed. Other states that contracted with Xerox also started seeing red ”ags long before Florida picked the company as its vendor. For California, toll problems arose for drivers using the Golden Gate Bridge in 2013 and Los Angeles expressways in 2014, when customers complained of receiving thousands of dollars in “nes without ever receiving an initial toll bill, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times reported. Michigan delayed its contract payments to Xerox after technical glitches with the states tolling system and credit card processing that ”ared up in June 2015 took two years to “x, MLive Media Group reported. That same year, E-ZPass users in Maryland, Rhode Island and New Hampshire also experienced problems with the Xerox-run customer service system and the three states didnt renew their contracts with Xerox. When New Hampshire replaced Xerox in October 2015 with competitor Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., Xerox “led a lawsuit. Bill Boynton, a spokesman for New Hampshires transportation department, declined to comment on Xeroxs history with the states tolling because he said the litigation is still ongoing. However, he was aware of Floridas woes. Ive seen that theres been publicity coming out of Florida,Ž Boynton told the Times this week, to put it mildly.Ž That New Hampshire suit was “led the same month that the Florida DOT awarded Xerox the contract over Cubic and Accenture to provide its centralized customer service system (CCSS) for the states electronic tolling for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, the Central Florida Expressway and the Miami…Dade Expressway Authority. Both Cubic and Accenture petitioned the vendor ranking process, which an FDOT administrative law judge dismissed at the end of 2014 and again in mid-2015. Soon after, the FDOT paid Cubic a $3.6 million settlement, according to documents. A year after Xerox came to Florida, residents in New York started reporting now-familiar woes with the Xerox-run cashless tolling system, USA Todayaf“liate Lohud reported. The New York Thruway Authority implemented almost two months of amnesty and extended discount programs at the beginning of 2018 to make up for the system failure.A slow fix for FloridaToday, more than a month after Conduents tolling shutdown in Florida, many SunPass users are wondering when theyll receive their bills. As of July 11, more than 28 million charges have been posted to SunPass accounts starting with the earliest missed charges on June 1, according to the state turnpike agency. But SunPass user Marjorie Hickernell of Windermere, Fla. said her account doesnt look that way „ it has gaps in charges posted between June 2 and June 29, and June 29 and July 7. Its been very frustrating,Ž she said. You want to have your bills paid.Ž Amoriell, the Conduent executive, sent a letter to FDOT secretary Mike Dew on Tuesday, promising to bill all customers and to catch up on the backlog of unprocessed charges. But he gave no timeline. Two weeks ago, Conduent started chipping away at the backlog of at least 100 million charges. State of“cials said the contractor had processed more than 30 million of the pending charges as of Thursday and will process at least 8 million charges each day. Poulton, a spokesperson for the Florida Turnpike agency, said in an email that FDOT will hold Conduent fully accountable for the delays that it has caused and will be enforcing all penalty clauses of the contract to the maximum extent possible.Ž Times senior news researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report. SunPass is a mess, and Fla. could have seen it comingBy HANNAH DENHAMTAMPA BAY TIMES


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 8OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licenses€ Gary Nelson West of Fayetteville, Ga., and Katelyn Winifred Harrington of Fayetteville, Ga. € Scott Russell Simmons of Athol, Mass., and Angel Ann Lagimoniere of Athol, Mass. € Orestes Noel Santana Amaro of Port Charlotte, and Vanessa Carolina Moran Acosta of Port Charlotte € Seth Charles Stickler of Port Charlotte, and Adrianna Katherine Cucco of Port Charlotte € Barton Arthur Kestner of Port Charlotte, and Shelley Bezanson of Port Charlotte € Nancy Anne Tibbetts of Port Charlotte, and Robert Lewis Smith Jr. of Port Charlotte € Nydia Margarita Ramos-Perales of Port Charlotte, and Geronimo Garcia of Port Charlotte € Stuart Robert Jacobs of Punta Gorda, and Traci Elizabeth Perkins-Figoli of Punta Gorda € Steve Romain Compere of Port Charlotte, and Catherine Brutus of Port Charlotte € Linda H. Gray of North Port, and Daniel Smoliniec of North Port € Jordyn Alexandria Ashby of North Port, and Juanraul Mora of Fort Myers € Vernon Ballard Parsons of Arcadia, and Marife Joyno Changco of Arcadia € Madeline Toni Rochelle of North Port, and Juergen Wittmann of North Port € Loren Rodger Yeager of Punta Gorda, and Lubraska Carolina Curvelo Lopez of Punta Gorda € Vicente Hernandez Lopez of Punta Gorda, and Valerie Rose Briggs of Punta Gorda € Kerry Ann Kelts of Punta Gorda, and Thomas Wayne Mast of Punta Gorda € Adara Courtney Wagenseil of Port Charlotte, and Stephan John Spanninger of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorces€ Victoria Anissa Edmond v. Ronald Dwayne Edmond € Charity T Flynn v. Brandon W. Flynn € Connie M. Montalvo v. Darwin Irizarry € Cartyna Patterson v. Anton Patterson € Shelly L. Pope v. Christopher T. Pope € David Alan Puyear v. Diana Lynn Puyear € Pedro Luis Rangel v. Isvi Sarai Rosa Gomez € Marcus Tobolski v. Kristen Tobolski € Stephanie M. Young v. Daniel K. Young BIRTHDAYS Happy 10th birthday to Brielle Salatino on her special day, July 16. Happy 95th birthday to John Dye on his special day, July 12. Happy 97th birthday to Rebecca Durig on her special day, July 13. 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@ 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. WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners July 8: 1-Pat Seaman, John Seaman; 2-Barb Carroll, Bruce Buzzell; 3-Donna Branscome, Bill Tilley.American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners July 9: Barb Lutz, 4930; Tom Zinneman, 4910; Jean Finks, 4510; Corlotta Crowell 3590.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Partners Bridge winners € Ladies Bridge winners July 10: 1-Emine Sahin; 2-Maria Couper. € Slam Bridge winners July 11: 1-Glen Tschetter; 2-Emine Sahin; 3-Beverlee Winslow. € Duplicate Bridge winners € Mahjong winners July 10: Diana Reinhard; Bobbye Waksler.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners July 5: 1-Mary Chupak, Bob Rancourt; 2-Mary Revins, Christine Beury; 3-Lois Kenyon, Marilyn Grant. July 10: 1-Marcia Lanphear, John Hermann; 2-Christine Beury, Mary Revins; 3-Ann Benmayor, Judy Foster. € Mahjong winners July 5: Table 1: Toni Trezise, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Doris Marlin, Carole Drake; Table 3: Phyliss Copelin, Sally Sardwick. July 10: Table 1: Bea Oram, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Merry Davine, Doris Marlin; Table 3: Judy Ricemen, Betty Saindon; Table 4: Dorothy Quirk, Marie Devlin; Table 5: Evelyn Kalmaer. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners July 11: Bob Sheehan, 14; Bea Cook, 13; Ed Mielke, 11; Lorraine Titus, 11; Lynn Davis, 11.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners July 10: 1-Scorpions; 2-Phillies.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners July 6: Peggy Carter, 254; Marianne Schenkel, 254. € Duplicate Bridge winners July 11: 1-Arlene and Ray Rothhaar; 2-Chip and Sally Smith.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 11: Dick Lajoie, 1302; Jan Howard, 1293. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 6: Paul Headrick, 1336; John Cahall, 1291; Jim Conway, 1077. € Bridge winners July 9: 1-Pat Mulligan, 4390; 2-Jerry Shoemaker, 3960; 3-Judi Quinn, 3860.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners July 6: 1-Peggy Pace; 2-Carol Fisher. July 11: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Linda Bellmore. Moose Lodge 2121€ Contract Bridge winners July 4: Tom Zimmerman, 5340; Lila Jameson, 4520; Dee Weisenberg, 3600. € Euchre Card Game winners July 5: Wanda Clark, 80; Harry Godfrey, 74; Michael Robinson, 70; John Williams, 70; Nancy Cromley, 66; Adele Rottenbucher, 65.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Winners July 6: 1-Marla Johanson, 4350; 2-Harold Clark, 3740; 3-Cleta Clark, 3530; 4-Lila Jameson, 3520.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners July 6: 1-Blue Penguins; 2-Riverwood Rebels.Twin Isles Country Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners July 11: 1-Terri Leavy, Kathy Strayton; 2-Katie Costello, Susan Baird; 3-Lilian Stein, Joan Shute. July 12: 1-Nancy Scheer, Nancy Padgett; 2-Joan Shute, Katie Costello; 3-Lori Howard, Sharon Groff. Want to add your group? Email for details. There is a line in the old rock and roll song, Shake Rattle and Roll,Ž that talks about a one-eyed cat, peepin in a seafood store. I am sure that Big Joe Turner and later Bill Haley, artists that performed the song, were not referring to a cat named Prince, truly a one-eyed cat who is currently peepin through the adoption cattery screen door at Suncoast Humane Society. Prince is an 8-year-old beautiful white male cat that was brought to Suncoast Humane Society over three weeks ago. His family, due to personal issues, had been forced to give him up. They had tried to “nd Prince a good home, however, none could be found. They decided to turn to Suncoast Humane Society for help. You see, Prince had severe glaucoma in his left eye which was worsening as time went by. You could tell that he was suffering with an ailment that wasnt allowing him to function normally. He was grumpy, disoriented and obviously in a lot of pain. Following examinations and consultations between Suncoast Humane Societys medical team, it was determined that the only option was to remove Princes badly swelling eye. That was his only chance to become a healthy adoptable pet. Surgery was a complete success. Prince was up and playing like a kitten in just a few days. Day by day he seemed to reconnect with the fun things in a felines world. His pain was gone and he was free of the fear he had been experiencing with his glaucoma. He is now alert, playful and friendly with everyone, including dogs and other cats. There is only one thing missing in Princes life. Now that he has been given a second chance at life, he is looking, even though out of one eye, for a loving permanent home. At 8 years of age, Prince is considered a senior, and is available for adoption to some lucky family for only a $50 adoption fee, plus $20 for his rabies inoculation. If youre looking to add a 12-pound bundle of joy, to you family, please visit the adoption cattery at Suncoast Humane Society. Prince shouldnt be hard to “nd. Phil Snyder is the executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society. He has more than 40 years of experience in animal care, control and welfare, including 15 years with the Humane Society of the United States. To learn how you can help homeless animals at your humane society, visit www.humane. org or call 941-474-7884.Prince: Now looking for a good home PHOTO PROVIDEDPrince Suncoast Humane SocietyPhil Snyder TODAYFarmers 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 Post 103 Fri Sat Sun 9-12 Variety of Vendors year around for vendor info call 626-2569 Christmas In July, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 10am-2pm free admission, over 80 vendors. 941-625-4175. Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645, breakfast 7:30-11 Funday with Linda NASCAR/Bargo 12-7 Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Punta Gorda Elks, 12pm Bar & Tiki open; 2-5 Funday Sunday, Music by Tiki Tom @ 25538 Shore,PG,637-2606; members & guests Warriors Car Wash, Youth football, cheerleaders, noon to 4pm, Charlotte State Bank & Trust Punta Gorda office, 2331 Tamiami Trail. 639-2511 AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money … join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm VFW Sunday Bingo, 1-5 PM Sunday at VFW Post 5690, Port Charlotte, Smoke Free,Lunch avaiable, Info 941255-8992 Ballroom Social, Sun Jul 15 2-3 pm Cha Cha lesson, open dance 3-5 pm 118 Sullivan St. Punta Gorda $10. Info. 614-439-8545 Open to Public FC BLAST KIDS, BLAST Middle School Youth Group meets Sun. 5-7pm@140 Rot. Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food, games & Bible Study. 475-7447 Eagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Rd. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public Broasted Chicken, Tasty Broasted Chicken Dinner 2-4pm. Enjoy in club with cocktails or to go! Open 12pm-6pm Rotonda Elks, members&guests Sunday blue plate, Chicken Salad $6:00 VFW Aux. 550 N. McCall Rd. 4:00 6:00 P.M. Dine In Carry Out Public Welcome. 941-474-7516 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. Bingo Night, Bingo starts at 6:30 pm. Get lucky at the American Legion Post 113. Writers on the Air, Lucky amateur poets/authors interviewed. Sign up 2:30 Common Grounds Meeting Hall 12735 US-41 941-2231262 AMVETS 2000 Special, BEST Breakfast in town, large menu to choose from only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection only $7.00 $1.00 Bloody Marys 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port Moose, Sunday Funday with Kristin! Ship cap and crew 1-3! Bar food available all day and legionnaire discount day! North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Open 10AM-8PM, $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 SOA Fry & Grill Day, Relax & let the SONS do the cooking a large menu to choose from 1-5pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 American Legion, Post 254, 6648 Taneytown St. Wings, 3-5pm. 10 Wings for $5! Members and guests only. Come on down! MONDAYEagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees Meeting 6pm Aerie 7pm Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 3pm Tiki; 4-7 Music/MichaelHirst;4:30-7:30 ChickenNite;7-9:30 Karaoke/ BillyG@25538ShorePG6372606;mbrs&gsts Mahjong @ Faith, All are welcome to come play this fascinating game. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 21 9OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESMark Osterhaus, the co-creator of countless popular board and card games, is now living comfortably in Punta Gorda and moving on to other exciting ventures. In 1998, Osterhaus and his business partners founded Out of the Box Publishing, famous for family-friendly games like Apples-to-Apples. There was always a passion for board games when I was younger. I spent a good portion of time in marketing and graphic arts and eventually made the decision to try my hand at games,Ž he said. With his team, Osterhaus acquired the rights to a San Franciscobased inventors board game. The idea was to simplify board games to make them more accessible in a world “lled with computers and internet,Ž Osterhaus said. What started out as a cumbersome game, in Osterhaus words, soon became an international bestseller. According to Mattel, the game provides instant fun for 4 to 10 players! Its as easy as comparing apples to apples, too, just open the box, deal the cards and youre ready to play!Ž The company sold to Mattel in 2007. Now Osterhaus is focusing his efforts on a new familyrun business. Even as kids, (my kids) were always involved in the publishing company. They lived and breathed the company. Its interesting to see, as adults, they have joined me again and were still taking the same concepts and roles,Ž Osterhaus said. The current company, HausLogic, produces the AllSpice Rack and uses much the same business model as Out of the Box. The goal is making life easier and more fun, whether its playing a game or cooking. That was our passion and still is with the AllSpice Rack,Ž he said. You can look at your spices like a painter looking at paints. It makes the cooking process extremely easy.Ž His son, Max, originally developed the space-saving spice rack and has since grown the vision into over 50 different products. Leah Sugar, Osterhaus daughter, handles marketing and the companys online presence. Its great to be working side by side with my kids like I did in the publishing business,Ž Osterhaus said. With small businesses making a comeback in recent years „ according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Federation of Independent Business „ Osterhaus offered up some advice for those looking to get their start. I think that you have to really allow yourself to look outside of the box when youre developing a product or service,Ž he said. People make the mistake of trying to force themselves into business. They want a business so badly, theyll go after a product thats not really viable. You have to be patient. When the right idea comes along, youll know.Ž Osterhaus says its exciting to see so many people, especially young people, interested in entrepreneurship. But how did this successful, Wisconsinbased game designer and entrepreneur end up calling Punta Gorda home? I used to vacation on the Gulf Coast when my kids were young. I had an opportunity after selling a business to buy a home down here and I thought it would be a good place and a good time,Ž Osterhaus said. He cited the relaxing, inviting atmosphere of Punta Gorda as his main reason for picking this small slice of coast. Ive always loved the Gulf Coast and am glad I was able to have this opportunity,Ž he said. Youre really only one idea away from being successful. Its just a matter of recognizing that idea and going after it.Ž Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comApples to Apples to spices?By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONMark Osterhaus simplied a board game into a quick-play card game. PHOTO PROVIDED BY TAYLOR KENNEDYThe AllSpice Rack is Mark Osterhaus current project. His goal is to make cooking simple and fun for all culinary levels. NORTH PORT „ Residents may have noticed a section of sidewalk missing along North Sumter Boulevard recently. The stretch of sidewalk close to LaFrance Avenue has been under construction due to tree roots pushing the sidewalk up, according to Michael Fear, Public Outreach Coordinator for Public Works. Fear said the work on the sidewalk began in late June, but was delayed due to the delivery of concrete. After concrete arrived, pouring began on July 11. While Fear couldnt say exactly when the work will be completed, he anticipates it will be soon with the concrete in place. All concrete removed from the sidewalk along Sumter will be used for a future project, according to Fear. Once work is completed near LaFrance Avenue, Fear said the city will begin work on a sidewalk along McKibben Drive. Sidewalk repairs underway in North PortSTAFF REPORT SUN PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA HERRERA A portion of sidewalk is still being worked on along North Sumter Boulevard, close to LaFrance Avenue. 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Page 22 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 10OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESNORTH PORT „ When thinking of a chemistry classroom, ducks are the last thing that people would expect to see. Thats not the case for the classroom of North Port High School teacher Karyn Strauss. Lining the AICE „ Advanced International Certi“cate of Education „ chemistry classroom walls, are rows of more than 300 rubber ducks. Either collected through her travels or gifts from students, the collection has been growing for the past decade. Of course, the “rst duck has its special story. Strauss fell in love with teaching while substituting for a middle school science class while in her “rst career researching infectious diseases and microbiology at Duke University. Earning a masters degree in education, she became a full-time teacher and the “rst duck waddled into her life. An angry parent had left Strauss discouraged. A fellow educator gave her a basic yellow rubber duck and said: Youre never going to please everyone, just let it go like water on a duck,Ž Strauss said. She kept it on her desk. And then students began bringing in small rubber ducks as gifts. It has become an accidental collection. She hadnt had a fondness for the toys, but then theyd arrive from students who bought them while on vacation or former students giving her mementos from their colleges or military careers. The ducks now occupy the room, perched along a high facade and placed along long desks „ along with Strausss motivational message: Never give up.Ž The ducks are also used as extra credit points. Students pick from a bucket of ducks and the number on the bottom of them is the amount of extra credit theyll receive, (it) keeps them motivated,Ž Strauss said. The motivation seems to be working. She has been previously awarded Teacher of the Year and has the countys highest AICE Chemistry passing rate, currently sitting at 95 percent. The average for the state is 17 percent. She said students care for the ducks as if they are family. We take them down for their annual bath. The kids love it,Ž Strauss said.Duck Tales: North Port teacher hoards hundreds of rubber ducks in classroomBy ALLISON RAINEYSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDA small sample of the more than 300 rubber ducks that have taken residence at a North Port High School classroom. PHOTO PROVIDEDA rubber duck is posed at Stonehenge in the United Kingdom. Students of North Port High School chemistry teacher Karyn Strauss have made a habit of purchasing her rubber ducks „ sometimes from far-away places. In this case, it was posed across the Atlantic before being presented to her in North Port. ENGLEWOOD „ Four Florida public school arts teachers will showcase and discuss the work theyve developed during their three-week stay at the Hermitage Artist Retreat at a free, public presentation. This event is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, at The Hermitage, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. The four artist/ teachers are the winners of the 2018 State Teacher/Artist Residency program, presented by the Hermitage and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. They received a three-week summer residency, July 2-22, at the Hermitage, where they live and work as artists, without any expectation, schedule or demands. The artists are: € Rosemary Shaw, a visual arts teacher from U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, will lead guests in a participatory art activity in her studio. € Marisa Flint, a visual arts teacher from Edgewood Junior/Senior High School in Merritt Island, will hold an open studio and demonstrate encaustic painting (painting with hot wax). € Travis Damato, a strings specialist teacher at Muller Elementary Magnet School in Tampa, will perform jazz standards on trumpet. € Laura Tan, an art teacher at Southside Elementary Museum Magnet School in Miami, will show her work, including self-portraits in watercolor. These exceptional educators are also artists,Ž says Bruce Rodgers, executive director of the Hermitage. They need time to pursue their own artistic work. Creativity is like a muscle, and like other muscles, it needs to be exercised. The STAR program gives them the rare opportunity to experience an ambiance where artists from around the world come to get motivated and connect with the artist within. Stepping back from the demands of everyday life can inspire leaps in creativity.Ž Florida arts educators apply for the Hermitage summer residencies through FAAE. Applications are open to all Florida music, visual art and creative writing teachers. Since the start of the program in 2011, 39 teachers have represented 20 Florida counties. Residencies last for three weeks and culminate with a free community program on the Hermitages beachfront campus. We look forward to seeing what this latest group of STARs will create,Ž says Rodgers. Its an honor to celebrate Floridas top arts educators.Ž For more information about the event, call Holly Pisaturo at 941941-475-2098, Ext. 2. The Hermitage is a not-for-pro“t artist retreat at 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood. It invites accomplished painters, sculptors, writers, playwrights, poets, composers and other artists from all over the world for residencies on its beachfront historic campus. For more information, call 941-4752098, Ext. 5, or visit www. HermitageArtistRetreat. org.Hermitage STARs to showcase their work at public eventBy SU BYRONTHE HERMITAGE PHOTO PROVIDEDHermitage STARs are, from left, Rosemary Shaw, Marisa Flint, Travis Damato and Laura Tan at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSCar wash plannedThe Charlotte Warriors youth football players and cheerleaders are holding a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, July 15, at the Punta Gorda of“ce of Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 2331 Tamiami Trail. The young athletes are raising funds for equipment, supplies and other essentials. Team members will be washing cars from noon until 4 p.m. in the bank parking lot. A $5 minimum for each car wash is requested, but donations in any amount are appreciated. For more information, call 941-467-2841.Series of free seminarsChristine Hause, Charlotte State Bank & Trust Vice President of Trust and Investment Management Services, is offering free educational seminars. The seminars run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the banks North Port of“ce, 4300 Aidan Lane (across from Cocoplum Plaza); Murdock of“ce, 1100 Tamiami Trail; and Punta Gorda of“ce, 2331 Tamiami Trail. € Are Your Prepared with a Will or Trust? Hause will discuss the administrative pros and cons of each and which plan offers more for certain family situations and estates, including homestead property. Celebrity estate planning mishaps will be highlighted Tuesday, July 17 in Murdock and Tuesday, July 24 in Punta Gorda. € Are You Prepared to Learn the Costs and Risks of Your Investments? Discover how much of your possible gains may be given away in fees, internal costs, commissions, tax and cash drag and other expenses. Hause will explain why the banks trust team does not recommend mutual funds, UITs, MLPs, REITs and annuities and share the real returns of stocks, bonds and ETFs to have a fair comparison to other investment options Wednesday, July 18 in Murdock and Wednesday, July 25 in Punta Gorda. € Are You Prepared with a Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives? Hause will explain what activates the responsibilities of an agent in a power of attorney document and review what the agentŽ is responsible for and the skills they should have. She will explore the protections available for you and your assets Thursday, July 19 in Murdock and Thursday, July 26 in Punta Gorda. The seminars are free, but reservations are required and may be made at any Charlotte State Bank & Trust of“ce or by contacting Susan Getson at 941-6241911 or susangetson@csbt”. com. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 23 11LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS Contact usBenjamin Baugh € Editor or 941-206-1175 Jacob Hoag € Staff writer or 941-206-1122 Vincent Portell € Staff writer or 941-206-1185 EMAIL: FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoast Like us and share our photos on Facebook: SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports How to ƒSubmit a story idea: Email or call the sports department at 941-2061175. Must contain name, address and number. Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1175. To report an error: Call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email Contumacious glares and looks of askance, in a few shorts weeks were replaced with wide smiles. But its no surprise that at-risk youth would be less than receptive to new ideas, change or any deviation from what they considered to be their normal routine. A racalcitrance that seemed to be an inherent part of these young peoples character was soon replaced by an enthusiasm that was palpable. Riccardo RickyŽ Deller has been a positive influence, someone whos made a difference in young peoples lives for a considerable amount of time. The Pickleball player and coach is a familiar face to those at the Compass Center, a place where his calming presence, warm smile and athleticism have made a positive impact, resonating powerfully long after theyve put the pickleball paddle down. I work with autistic kids and kids with behavioral problems at the crisis unit,Ž said Deller. Its a great way to give back to the community. They need to have guidance. They need to have somebody say you can do it.Ž Pickleball is a platform that allows Deller an opportunity to provide a challenge for the youth he works with, but in an enjoyable manner, allowing them to evolve from the experience. They have to follow the rules and they have to respect the rules,Ž said Deller. Even those who want to challenge the rules, once they see the better players, they understand why the rules are necessary. They tend to listen mo re, and put their focus on something positive.Ž A defined objective and purpose can often be the difference in life, and for those without direction, who are also faced with the challenges endemic to their environment, a positive outlet can lead to a future of fecundity. The kids I work with are primarily those with behavioral problems,Ž said Deller. Theyre at-risk youth. It gives them self-confidence. A lot of them are kids who do drugs. They want to follow their friends. They want to do what they think is cool, or what their friends think is cool. When theyre playing pickleball, you put the world in their hands. Its all about them.Ž A change in attitude can lead to an improved quality of life. Deller has been working with a group of girls for the past few weeks, and the transformation in their behavior has given them a new perspective. When we began working with them, at “rst they didnt want anything to do with pickleball,Ž said Deller. We had a small tournament and you could see the passion in their eyes. They were so focused playing. When you look at them now, and remember how they were three weeks ago, when they wanted nothing to do with it (pickleball), now they have the drive to play and improve. Thats excitng.Ž However, Deller hasnt limited himself to working with just youth who have behavioral problems, he also conducts boys and girls camps, where he works with kids from ages 6-17. All of them are so impressive,Ž said Deller. They all have natural ability and are without judgement. Theyre so excited to learn the game. Theyre so interested to play and we make it fun for them.ŽA paddle of positivityBy BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDRiccardo RickyŽ Deller has made an impact in at-risk youths lives through his pickleball coaching. GOLFThe 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-inone prizes. Foursomes, twosomes and individual golfers are welcome to play this four-player shamble format. Proceeds bene“t the junior golf program at Lemon Bay Golf Club. For more information, contact Barb Peszko at 941-697-7592, or email, or The Ryon D. Provencher Memorial Fund is accepting registration for the Provo Open 11 golf tournament set for July 14 at The Hills at Rotonda Golf & Country Club in Rotonda West. The format will be fourplayer best-ball scramble. Cost 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, raf”es, hole-in-one and longest-drive prizes. The Ryon D. Provencher Memorial 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 or 917-687-0708. For updates, like the Ryon D. Provencher Memorial Fund on Facebook.SAILINGEnglewood Sailings Popular Summer Sailing Camps: Learn to sail or improve your skills on beautiful Lemon Bay this summer. Registration is now open for youth ages 10-17 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA. Camps provide supervised instruction in the fundamentals of sailing and boat handling, as well as safety, seamanship and environmental awareness. Instruction is provided by adult U.S. Sailing certi“ed instructors. The ability to swim is a prerequisite. Camp Dates: July 9-13, from 9-3 daily. Cost: $135, with a $10 discount for Y or ESA members. Camps are held at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park in Englewood. For more information, contact Laurie OGara at 908-310-7975 or the Englewood SKY Family Y at 941-475-1234. Please visit our website at englewoodsailing. org. Camps are limited to 22 participants each. Charlotte Harbor Multihull Association: For multihull owners or those interested in them. No dues. Meets “rst Monday of each month 6 p.m. at Harpoon Harrys. Visit group/CHMA/ or call Ron, 941-876-6667. Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center: Year-round weekly sailing classes for youth and adults. Monthly Portsmouth racing second Saturday each month. Family membership $140 per year includes use of boats on days open. Discounts available for multiple family members taking a class. Classes open to public and include beginning learn to sail, learn to race, advanced race training, tactical racing, water safety. Contact 941-456-8542 or email at or web at www. or Facebook page Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center. 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Page 24 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 12OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMESNORTH PORT „ State College of Florida is introducing a new nursing program, BSN in 4,Ž this fall. This is a program designed for incoming freshman who want to take an ef“cient path to achieving their goal. We saw how good we were doing with our programs and we thought, hey lets see if we can do some more good, lets see if we can do some merging,Ž said Teresa Hanlon, State College of Floridas bachelor of science in nursing program coordinator. BSN in 4Ž is a combination of SCFs associate in science in nursing program „ known as the ASN and bachelor of science in nursing „ BSN „ program. This merge will allow students to receive their nursing license, while “nishing up their BSN coursework within four years, of“cials said. Every month, SCF holds information sessions about the different nursing programs they have to offer. For some students, this may not be the track they want to take, and there are other tracks for students to make a quick journey to the BSN,Ž Hanlon said. During information sessions, students will learn how and when to apply to programs, along with what to expect from them. Events and more information are available online at: and For more information, contact Julie Darner at 941-752-5538 or at SCF to offer accelerated nursing program this fallBy LAUREN SPIRKSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTO PROVIDEDState College of Florida Venice campus new relationship with the University of Floridas College of Engineering brings even more prestige to this school. It is also introducing a new nursing program called BSN in 4Ž this fall. This weekend at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, its Christmas in July. The 49th Annual Christmas in July Bazaar is happening at 2280 Aaron St. in Port Charlotte. Visitors can enjoy numerous displays of arts and crafts, along with jewelry and food. The event is open to the public today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Its Christmas in July at Charlotte cultural center SUN PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINJulia Thompson did her own shopping and even got change back. Above: Natalie Shapiro and Sandy Snyder check out the beaded jewelry from Jeanette Wineland of Beaded Chick Inc. Diane Archer and Brenda Haley try some dips from Karen Buehler of Dips and More. Tanya Smith and Elizabeth Richards chose some attractive garden ornaments. Maryann and Don LaFrancois hope they are lucky as they buy some rae tickets. Dottie Dilks and Joyce Reardon prepare a tasty treat, apple dumpling with hot caramel sauce and whipped cream, for Larry Dehaven-Dawson. Cruisin EddieŽ Reardon supplied the Christmas music. Fresh baked cookies and rae tickets were available from Jean Galloway, Judy Altieri, Marj Curry, and Tammy Rudacille.


DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeBayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda earlier this year extended their educational offerings to include Stop the Bleed training in partnership with the Charlotte County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Bayfront Health EMS Coordinator Jennifer McManus subsequently trained more than 300 people in Charlotte County on how to follow protocols of the national program designed to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before trained professionals arrive on the scene. Our main goal is to get it into the schools,Ž said McManus, who joined Bayfront after spending 16 years as a “re“ghter and paramedic in the “re service. It was the recent rash of school shootings, particularly the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, which inspired creation of the Stop the Bleed program, now under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security. During her 90-minute training class, McManus shows how and when to use tourniquets, pack wounds and other ways to stop dangerous bleeding. She encourages the use of Stop the Bleed trauma kits, which include various dressings and a military-grade tourniquet called the CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet). The kits are available for purchase online at various prices. Bayfront is a member of Suncoast Disaster Healthcare Coalition, and we asked them for funding to place these kits in every Charlotte training teachers to Stop the Bleed Stop The Bleed training session will be held on 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, so call 941-637-1655 to register.DAN | 3Each year in the U.S., an average of 38 children and hundreds of dogs die from hyperthermia (heatstroke) in hot cars. While our initial reaction may be these are cases of blatant cruelty or negligence, the truth is many are due to tragic error on the part of otherwise loving, competent caregivers. The point? Yes, its possible this could happen to you. In addition to fatalities in hot cars, every summer children are seen in emergency rooms suffering from hyperthermia,Ž said Daniel OLeary, M.D., Charlotte County Fire Rescue/EMS Medical Director and board-certi“ed emergency medicine and board-certi“ed pediatric emergency medicine physician at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Often, theyve been left for only minutes in a car and parents return to “nd them suffering from rapidly increased body temperatures. There are far too many close calls, and its completely preventable.Ž There are a couple of misconceptions that contribute to these tragic episodes. First, theres the assumption that if its cool outside, it cant get very hot inside, and this is not accurate. It can be a mere 70 degrees outside, and on a sunny day a car can reach 100 degrees within 15 minutes. The perception that cracking the windowsŽ will somehow keep the temperature in a safe range is another dangerous myth „ open windows have little effect on internal car temperatures on a sunny day. Body temperatures for children and dogs rise three to “ve times faster than an adults, and brain damage or death can occur in a matter of minutes. Its true that some children and pets are knowingly and negligently left inside hot vehicles. But in most cases, hot car deaths are a result of an adults disastrous lapse in memory. Working parents are often tired, stressed and running on auto-pilot on their way to and from work or errands. The risk is particularly high when the child is sleeping in the back seat, or when the adult is A.C.T. to prevent heat-related car deathsProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUH BAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA CAR | 2 A=AVOID C=CREATE T=TAKE ACTION PHOTO PROVIDEDEven though a license to drive indicates a teen has passed the written and road tests necessary to drive without adults present newly minted licensed drivers may still not be ready to drive without supervision.Young adults gain independence through a series of milestones throughout their youth. But few such milestones are more anxiously anticipated than the day when teenagers earn their drivers licenses. For teenagers, drivers licenses mean the difference between being at the mercy of adults for transportation and being able to set off on their own. Even though a license to drive indicates a teen has passed the written and road tests necessary to drive without adults present, newly minted licensed drivers may still not be ready to drive without supervision. In fact, statistics indicate that teenagers may bene“t from a little extra instruction and guidance before theyre given the keys to the family car. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among American teens. According Safety measures for teen driversPROVIDED BY MCCTEEN | 3 A recently released study found a strong link between the number of conversational turnsŽ that parents and their children have-in which either starts a back-and-forth exchange-and the development of childrens language skills, such as vocabulary, grammar and verbal reasoning. The thing that really excited us is the bene“ts of more conversational turns were just as strong in families of lower income or education (levels) as in families of higher income or education,Ž said John Gabrieli, a cognitive neuroscience professor at MIT and senior author of the study. Gabrieli worked with a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania to study three dozen 4to 6-year-olds in Boston. They scanned the children for brain activity while listening to stories and also reviewed audio recordings of interactions between Study: Parents should talk with „ not to „ their kids to boost brain powerBy NEAL MORTONTHE SEATTLE TIMES TNS PHOTOMIT cognitive scientists have found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the childs brain.KIDS | 4 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018 WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM 25098 E Olympia Ave., Suite 400 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 www. MillenniumPhysician .com Meet our Newest Primary Care Providers!Jorge Cabrera, M.D., PhD, MSCI | Steven Ventrudo, M.D. | Michelle Fede, ARNP, FNP-ECall us today to book your next appointment! 941-621-6771 adno=50537931


Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 President Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 News briefs and  support groups are published as space permits. Contact or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitFor “ve years, Patti Swearingen battled an infection that refused to go away. Doctors prescribed round after round of antibiotics, but the infection kept coming back. Eventually, the microscopic war inside her body left Swearingen so weak and debilitated she could barely leave her living room couch. In March, she and her husband Gary decided that modern drugs had failed them. Instead, they turned to a treatment from the past. As reported in The Dallas Morning News and on KXAS-TV (NBC5), they ”ew 6,500 miles to a small clinic in Tbilisi, Georgia. There, doctors had her drink live viruses twice a day for two weeks. Now Swearingens medical records con“rm the outcome: She is cured. I feel great,Ž said Swearingen, speaking from the sun-“lled dining room of her house in Rowlett. I honestly feel like Ive gone from death to life in a few months.Ž The viruses she drank are called bacteriophages, or phages for short. Similar to probiotics, they permeate our guts and nasal passages and exist everywhere in nature, including in the soil and in drinking water. They are bacterias natural enemies. As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process. Before penicillin was developed in the 1940s, doctors used phages to treat infections like strep throat and appendicitis. News reports from the 20s and 30s in magazines like Newsweek hailed phages as natures G-men,Ž in“nitesimal friends of mankindŽ and helpful little bodies.Ž Antibiotics, when they arrived, proved more potent, and phage therapy died out in the West. Doctors in Poland and in Georgia continued to use bacteriophages as alternatives to antibiotics. Now, as bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, interest in phage therapy has grown. Recently, the University of California San Diego announced the opening of the “rst phage therapy center in North America. The Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics will conduct clinical trials of phage therapy and help provide phages on an emergency basis to patients for whom other treatment options have run out. While case studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that phages can be safe and effective, the treatment has not passed rigorous clinical trials in the United States. For that reason, the therapy has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Experts at UC San Diego say its time to determine whether phages can be a useful weapon in the war against superbugs. Phage therapy has long deserved this chance to be evaluated,Ž said Steffanie Strathdee, associate dean of global health sciences at UCSD and co-director of the new phage therapy center. We want to answer once and for all if its something that deserves to get scaled up.Ž In 2017, Strathdee and a team of UCSD colleagues used phages to save the life of her husband, Tom Patterson, also a UCSD professor. He lay comatose and dying after contracting a drug resistant infection during a vacation in the Middle East. Strathdee and her colleagues partnered with experts at the U.S. Navy, which has its own bacteriophage bank; Texas A&M University; San Diego State University and biotech startups to develop experimental cocktails of bacteriophages to treat Patterson. The approach worked; Patterson awoke within days and fully recovered. He was the “rst U.S. patient with a bacterial blood infection to be successfully treated intravenously with phages. The case attracted wide media coverage, and Strathdees inbox “lled with requests from patients and families waging their own bacterial battles. Ive been having a second job as a phage wrangler,Ž she said. In the two years since Strathdees husband recovered, physicians at UC San Diego Health have used phages to treat “ve other patients under an emergency protocol from the Food and Drug Administration. Their clinical trials will evaluate phages for use against lung infections in patients with cystic “brosis, to treat infections in those with arti“cial joints and organ transplants, and for complex urinary tract infections like Swearingens. Swearingen, too, learned about phages after watching a TEDx video featuring Strathdee and contacting her for advice. She learned the path to acquiring phages for her condition in the U.S. was long and uncertain. So she and her husband made the decision to ”y to Tbilisis Phage Therapy Center. Georgias experience with phage therapy dates to the 1930s. The FrenchCanadian researcher who developed phage therapy befriended a Georgian bacteriologist when both worked at Paris Pasteur Institute. Together, they co-founded Tbilisis George Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology, which mixes most of the phages in use across Georgia today. Swearingen enjoyed her experience in Tbilisi and praised the doctors and microbiologists who cared for her. Tbilisi is wonderful,Ž she said. If you can go, go.Ž But she recognizes that many patients are too ill to travel or cant afford the cost. She estimates that she spent about $7,000 on treatment and travel combined. We need this in the United States,Ž she said. These little things are just incredibly wonderful.ŽCured by a virus: Woman receives experimental treatment for debilitating infectionBy ANNA KUCHMENT AND BIANCA CASTROTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS TNS PHOTOPatti Swearingen poses for a photo with more than 30 prescriptions she tookkes (not concurrently) at her home in Rowlett, Texas on March 20. Swearingen is seeking an experimental treatment called phage therapy in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a bladder infection she has had for six years. FEELING FIT 2 traveling a path outside their normal routine. Experts suggest you can reduce the risk by remembering to A.C.T.: A=AVOID. Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Be sure to keep your car locked when you are not in it, so kids dont climb in on their own. C=CREATE. Create a reminder by putting something in the back of your car next to your child, such as a briefcase, a purse, a shoe or a cellphone that is needed at your “nal destination. This is especially important if you are not following your normal routine. T=TAKE ACTION. If you see a child or dog alone in a car, call 911 and stay with the victim. Emergency personnel are trained to respond to these situations, and one call could save a life. If help does not arrive quickly and you note signs of immediate distress such as lethargy, poor coloring or heavy breathing, engage witnesses and do what is necessary to ensure the victims safety. In the event you or someone you know experiences signs of heatstroke, remember not to attempt to bring down the temperature too quickly,Ž said OLeary. Dont use ice or ice water. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimers and other diseases. Now, a study that used their gifts is giving some clues. It reveals that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain. Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimers disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday. The study does not prove cause and effect, and it does not yet provide a comparison of rates of dementia or its most common form, Alzheimers „ those results will take longer to parse. But it challenges a theory that high pressure is not as harmful in old age as it is when people are younger. We cant be alarmist. This is preliminary dataŽ that needs to be validated by others, said the study leader, Dr. Zoe Arvanitakis of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Its far too soon to make recommendations about blood pressure in older people based on this study.Ž The research began in 1994 and combined people from three studies of aging who agreed to donate their brains for autopsy upon their death, including the Religious Orders Study of Catholic clergy throughout the United States. All were over 65 and without known dementia at the start and were followed until they died „ at an average age of 89 and after an average of eight years in the study. Two-thirds had high blood pressure, de“ned as a top reading of 140 or more when the study began (its now 130 under new guidelines adopted last fall.) Their pressures were measured once a year during the study „ a strength of this work over some previous research that just relied on people to say whether they had high pressure or not. After each participant died, researchers examined their brains for areas of dead tissue caused by lack of blood supply. These blighted areas can be tiny and cause no symptoms, so theyre sometimes called evidence of silent strokes.Ž About half of the study participants had one or more of these, and the risk was greater for those with higher blood pressure. For example, people with an average top reading of 147 had a 46 percent greater risk of having one or more of the bad spots than those with an average top reading of 134. People with higher bottom blood pressure readings also had a greater risk for this problem. Researchers also found a link between higher pressure and one of the signs of Alzheimers „ tangles of a protein called tau „ but not another Alzheimers hallmark, amyloid plaques. This needs further research to understand the implications, Arvanitakis said. Its a pretty strong study,Ž said James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives at the Alzheimers Association. Autopsy data is really powerfulŽ and has been the gold standard for diagnosing Alzheimers for many years, he said. With Alzheimers, changes in the brain occur a decade or more before symptoms do, so high blood pressure may have been doing damage well before the age when these people enrolled in the study, he said. How might high pressure do harm? Lower blood pressure reduces the risk of those blood vessel blockagesŽ that can cause a silent stroke, said another independent expert, the Mayo Clinics Dr. David Knopman. The work shows that treating blood pressure throughout the lifespan is important.Ž Knopman is a spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology, whose journal, Neurology, published the study. Federal grants paid for the work.Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study saysBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER AP FILE PHOTOThis 2003 le photo shows a closeup of a human brain aected by Alzheimers disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Bualo in Bualo, N.Y. Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimers disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported.FEELING FIT 3 to Geico, one in “ve 16-year-old drivers has an accident in their “rst year of driving. Teenagers who want to drive and stay safe on the road can employ these safety tips. € Keep an open attitude. Consider increasing road time under the instruction of an adult and learn from their guidance. Ask for help if there is a driving skill you havent mastered, such as merging onto a busy highway or parallel parking. € Limit other teen passengers. The CDC says the presence of teen passengers increases unsupervised teen drivers crash risk. Until you are secure behind the wheel, avoid the temptation to give a bunch of friends a ride. € Stick to daylight driving. Geico says the risk of a fatal crash is three times greater at night for every mile driven. Reduced visibility and reaction time can contribute to crashes. Gain ample experience driving during daytime hours and make sure you are completely comfortable behind the wheel before setting out at night. € Practice in all conditions. Safe driving involves making smart decisions even when driving conditions are poor. With an adult in the passenger seat, practice driving in inclement weather, only venturing out in such conditions on your own when you feel ready to do so. € Turn your phone off. Smartphones put all motorists at risk of accident. In the time it takes drivers to look at incoming texts, they may have driven several hundred feet without their eyes on the road. Make it a policy to turn smartphones off while driving. € Slow down. Speed is a common factor in automotive crashes involving teens. Follow posted speed limits at all times. € Drive unimpaired. Do not take drugs or consume alcohol or other substances that impair your ability to drive. Teens can stay safe behind the wheel by playing it smart.TEENFROM PAGE 1 classroom,Ž McManus said. We applied for a grant and got approved.Ž The materials for the kits are currently on order. McManus and CERT personnel will assemble the kits and start training the teachers in August. Stop the Bleed kits online range from $50 to $1,000, McManus noted. With us being able to piece everything out and put them together ourselves, we are able to do them for $27,Ž she said. Were creating 500 kits for the schools, which school of“cials seem to think will do. Were start with the high schools, followed by the middle schools, then we can work toward getting additional kits in the future.Ž McManus begins her 90-minute training session by airing the six-minute video Run, Hide, Fight,Ž prepared by the U.S. Defense Department and subtitled Surviving an Active Shooter Event.Ž The video describes how to prepare and react in such an event. (FightŽ is a last resort and should only be used if ones life is in imminent danger.) Having someone on hand trained to stop traumatic bleeding is imperative in the case of a shooting event. The “rst round of police not there to help the wounded, but there to try and subdue the assailant,Ž McManus said. Realistically, it could be hours before help gets to you, depending on how big the building is they have to search.Ž She uses a PowerPoint presentation to show how to identify life-threatening bleeding and steps you need to take. In the hands-on portion of her class, she demonstrates how use a tourniquet and pack a wound, then encourages participants to practice during a hands-on session. McManus and Bayfront are offering a free training session on 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, so call 941-6371655 to register. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1 € Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 941-473-0135. € Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. € Venice Beach Pavilion: Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. € North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday € Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over „ you never know when or where until that week. To find out about these special complimentary classes be sure to likeŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. Thats where well be announcing each class. Other things to know: 1. A limited number of mats will be available for use. But if you have your own, feel free to bring it. 2. There is no cost for these classes. However, there will be some events held at nonprofit locations and some done to support are nonprofits. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: https:// yogasanctuary. If you would like your free yoga event added to our events, email feeling“ YOGA Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver suapport groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941426-8349 to register.At Ease, Veterans During World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. The Department of Housing & Urban De velopment estimates that in January 2017, over 40,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night. As recently as 2014, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide each day. These brave men and women need a listening ear, and they need to know that Gods grace is still with them. Combat veterans from Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the “rst Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., they are at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to join them. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte, just mile south of the Myakka River on Route 776. The church can be reached at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com and their website is found at http:// support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572. 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Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 NEWS & NOTESNominationArt (Dick) Richards, USTA Florida Masters Tennis Ambassador, has been nominated for the 2018 USTA Florida Outstanding Section Volunteer Award for his work with the Get Out And PlayŽ tennis program. This award recognizes a USTA Florida volunteer most deserving for his/her contributions to tennis in Florida impacting more than the local community. This person demonstrates leadership skills, shows devotion to the game and serves as an inspiration to others.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: € Saturday, July 21: Prepared Childbirth Class 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € 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. Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ 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. on 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. € 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 25. € Venice Parkinsons Wellness Club How to Improve Your Balance and FlexibilityŽ with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager/Certi“ed Personal Trainer: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 Tamiami Trail South, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on July 26. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Karla Brody, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 27. € North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP; An exercise program focusing on breath support, posture, and vocal function exercises for improved vocal performance: Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 11 a.m. to noon on July 26. € Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group: Open discussion with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD): Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on July 26. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons Support Group Care Partners and People with Parkinsons Breakout Groups: Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 27.Area Agency on Aging offers Powerful Tools for CaregiversThe Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is partnering with Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., to offer a free six-week program, Powerful Tools for Caregivers.Ž The six-week workshop starts July 18 and continues through Aug. 22 and will be presented on six consecutive Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 pm. The class is designed to help family caregivers better take care of themselves while also caring for a friend or relative. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to register for the sixweek Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop, call Sherry Young at 866-4135337 or email sherry. young@aaasw”.org.Being 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.Hospital volunteers neededBayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda invite those interested in becoming a volunteer at Bayfront Health to attend a coffee hour from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 25 at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Daily Grind coffee shop, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Volunteers are needed for many different positions, including: care ambassadors, couriers, front desk information, OB/pediatrics, nursing support, clerical volunteers, departure services, emergency room volunteers, and golf cart drivers. If you have four hours per week to share with others, call 941-7664285 for more information and register. 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.Charlottes Senior Living Top ChefsCharlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, will host Charlotte Seniors Living Top Chefs event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 16. Hot and cold appetizers, desserts and judgin by celebrity chefs. Proceeds benefot Friendship Centers senior dining program in Charlotte County. Tickets are $25 and cash bar will be available. To purchase tickets, call 941-566-3205. For more information, call 941-586-7164.Christmas in JulyFriendship Centers in Charlotte County are planning its second annual Healthy At HomeŽ donation drive. Please consider providing some extra cheer this summer by donating a practical, thoughtful item that will be gifted to clients whose needs are year round. Suggested donations include: laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, dish detergent, Handi-wipes, cleaning wipes, large bars of soap, toothpaste, Polident/ Fixadent, incontinence pads, tea and instant coffee, nylon mesh body scrubbers, body wash, deodorant, dog and cat food, art supplies, puzzle books. Donations can be dropped off until July 31, at 27420 Voyageur Drive, Harbor Heights or any of the following participating partners: € C.A.R.E., 6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood € River Commons, 2305 Aaron St., Port Charlotte € Chelsea Place Adult Day Center, 3626 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte € Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, 2701 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte € Consulate Health Care, 18480 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte € St. Marys Primitive Baptist Church, 605 Mary St., Punta Gorda € A Better Solution, 165 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda For more information, call Jeanne at Friendship Centers at 941-255-0723.Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga ImmersionThe Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, will host a Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. The therapeutic sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditative purposes. The range of sounds and vibrations that come from the bowls are meant to awaken, refresh, and relax people in sacred spaces. Experience the sounds and vibrations of the bowls as they move throughout your being, bringing balance to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit or call 941-505-9642.NAMI Family Support Group Training NAMI Sarasota County will offer statewide Family Support Group (FSG) Training on Oct. 6-7 in Sarasota. Prospective facilitators must be family members (parents, siblings, adult children, spouses or partners) of a person with mental illness. If you would like to train as a volunteer facilitator and can commit to co-facilitating a monthly support group, please consider this unique opportunity. Additional FSG facilitators are needed in Sarasota County, particularly for the Venice and North Port areas, and NAMI Sarasota County will cover the cost of training for applicants from Sarasota County. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. The groups provide an opportunity to gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. FSG is con“dential and provided free of cost to participants. For more information or an application contact Colleen Thayer, Executive Director, NAMI Sarasota County, at colleen@ or call 941-376-9361.Run like a BanditThe Port Charlotte Bandits Youth Football and Cheer Programs will host its inaugural running of Run like a Bandit 5k/10k from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Port Charlotte Beach Park, 400 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. All proceeds from the event bene“t this amazing program for the kids in the area. It is a 5k and a 10k road race on all paved surfaces, with a $200 overall male/ female prize for the 10k and $100 overall male/ female for the 5k. Overall youth male/female will have prizes as well. There will also be awards for all the masters categories. There will be a custom “nishers medal for every “nisher of both races. Each participant will also receive an of“cial custom race shirt. There will be food and beer at the after party. There will also be in”atables for the kids, cornhole for the adults and music by DJ Justin of Party Pro DJs. Registration is $45 for 10k and $30 for 5k. To register or for more information, visit Race/FL/PortCharlotte/ RunLikeABandit5k10k. MEDICAL2030 $2000 Sign on BONUS!! SOLARIS HEALTHCAREis now HiringCNAs Full Time & WeekendsNURSES: Weekend Supervisor, Shift SupervisorApply: CAREGIVER TO YOUNG AT HEART LADY IN WHEEL CHAIR Overnights Mon Friday. Light Housekeeping Pt Charlotte Ar ea. 941-629-0872 CNA/HHAsPAYINGUPTO$13/HR.IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!Call today, work tomorrow!941-480-0880 ALL STAT HOME HEALTH VENICE, PT. CHARLOTTE, PUNTAGORDA, ENGLEWOODSARASOTA& ARCADIA! CNAs, HHAs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! 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The correlation between conversational turns and brain activity also was much stronger than how many words a child heard, suggesting that parents should focus less on the 30-million-word gap and instead talk more withnot just to-their children. To me, thats kind of the optimistic note,Ž he added. If we could encourage this in some way that would apply to everybody, that its not about reading level or the language you speak „ its just about taking the time.Ž The study suggested that conversations could be key to language development in children because their brains have to work through what the adult is trying to say and how to respond appropriately. And Gabrieli also noted that conversations offer moments for children and their parents to bond emotionally and socially. Conversation is such a powerful driver of so many human elements at once,Ž he said. In Seattle and Washington, some organizations already seemed to grasp the importance of conversation in the early years. The Parent-Child Home Program, for example, works with low-income, immigrant and non-English speaking parents to help them understand the educational value of playing and reading with their toddlers. Similarly, a University of Washington researcher recently enrolled low-income fathers in a program that uses video footage of their everyday interactions with children to show them how they can actively support their childrens early development. Gabrieli, however, hoped to see more wide-ranging ways to help parents stimulate language development in their children. Research in artificial intelligence, he said, may one day achieve that goal. Were not at a moment yet where theres an interactive enough AI out there „ but maybe thats something we should think about,Ž Gabrieli said. If that could be a bolster for families, that would be awesome.ŽKIDSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDEDThe correlation between conversational turns and brain activity also was much stronger than how many words a child heard, suggesting that parents should focus less on the 30-millionword gap and instead talk more with „ not just to „ their children.


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 Jazzercise is held at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Blvd., in North Port, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., taught by North Porter Michelle Martin. Choreographed to today's hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga, cardio and kickboxing in a fun-“lled environment. For more information on this class as well as others offered at the Morgan Family Community Center, visit: www. or call 941-429-3555.Getting jazzy FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY FEELING FITSophie Tomaszewski, class manager, smiles while enjoying Jazzercise. Arleen Hagerty enjoys the benets of Jazzercise. Iris Ayala works on her tness during Jazzercise. Nicole Coleman uses weights for resistance during a recently held Jazzercise class at Morgan Family Community Center. North Porter Michelle Martin instructs a recently held Jazzercise class at Morgan Family Community Center. Dawn Gibbs focuses on her breathing while using small weights to exercise her arms and upper body. Robin Howard was one of many who attended Jazzercise. Karen Kasprzak was one of many who attends Jazzercise classes at Morgan Family Community Center. Jenae Warren enjoys the fun-lled environment of Jazzercise. Kathy Lanza uses st-pumping moves during Jazzercise. FEELING FIT 5 Its important to know who to trust with your familys health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized with the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 € 941.629.1181 € adno=50537940 adno=50537943 € Medical Marijuana is now legal in Florida € Charlotte Countys rst and only dedicated Medical Marijuana certi cation group € Many conditions qualifyL i ber at e Phys i c ia n Cen t er3841 Tamiami Tr. Suite B € Pt Charlotte, Fl. 33952Call for appointment today (941) 888 3232 Service sets us apartDr. Daniel Smith M.D. Medical DirectorMEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATIONS We Care About Your KidsServing Port Charlotte for Over 22 Years We Offer Programs for the Entire FamilySummer Specials:*1 FREE Week of Traditional Tae Kwon Do Classes Sign Up for 1 Year and get 10% OFF *Summer Program3 Months Unlimited Attendance $80.00 PER MONTH *Tae Kwon Do Aerobics Starts 6/4 Classes on Mon, Wed and Fri @ 7pm, Sat @ 1pmRegistration is Now Open for After School Martial Arts Program 1700 Tamiami Trail, Unit E5, Port Charlotte FL 33948 941-624-5200 We Care About Your Kid s S erving Port Charlotte for Over 22 Years World Martial Arts Academy 2016adno=50536820


Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 Tuesday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. „ Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo shows: Thursday, July 19, 8 a.m.: Hip Pain Management and Treatment Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. „ Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the “rst critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. „ Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to noon „… Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESWith two hurricanes already in the month of July, Beryl and Chris, this serves as a reminder of the importance of reviewing your preparedness. Taking action to stock your home and car with emergency supplies and thinking through your familys disaster response plan now can provide peace of mind when the storm warnings begin. Hospitals and our communitys “rst responders regularly conduct drills to prepare for disasters, and individuals and families can bene“t from the same idea,Ž said Tim Cerullo, Market CEO for Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. Its so much easier to think through the needed details while the weather is good so were well-prepared long before were in a storms path. We encourage our employees and all area residents to take steps now.Ž Communications can be challenging during a weather crisis, so its important to think ahead. Write down emergency phone numbers and keep them near every phone in your house, program them into your cell phone and have every family member keep a printed copy in their wallet. Establish an emergency point of contact in a different town such as a friend or relative in case phone lines are busy during an emergency. Know your community so youre prepared to take action „ “nd out where the nearest shelter is and the different routes you can take to get there. For online materials such as contact lists or maps, take time to print them now. Power outages around a storm can make accessing data online dif“cult. Home emergency supplies can help keep you and your family safe and healthy. While store inventories are high and its easy to get to and from the store, make sure you have the following basics on hand: Food and Medicine € Water „ at least 5 gallons per person € Food supply for 3 to 5 days (like granola bars and canned foods) € Baby food or formula € Prescription medicines Safety Items € First aid kit and instructions € Fire extinguisher € Battery-powered radio € Flashlights € Extra batteries € Sleeping bags or extra blankets € Supplies to make drinking water safe (like iodine tablets or chlorine bleach) Personal Care Products € Hand sanitizer € Wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) € Soap € Toothpaste € Tampons and pads € Diapers Your cars emergency kit should include: € Food that doesnt go bad (like canned food) € Flares € Jumper cables € Maps and/or GPS in your car or on your smartphone € Roadside emergency kit € First aid kit € Fire extinguisher € Blankets or sleeping bags € Flashlight and extra batteries To learn more about our communitys hurricane preparedness, visit the Emergency ManagementŽ department page at www. charlottecounty”.gov.Preparing for the stormsProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA PHOTO PROVIDEDEmergency supplies should include at least 5 gallons of water per person, Food supply for three to ve days (like granola bars and canned foods), rst aid kit, battery-powered radio, ashlights and extra batteries. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 E/N/C Page 31 1CLASSIFIEDS Asleep on the jobOffice napping climbs out from under the desk and into high-tech podsSleeping on the job has long been frowned upon, but of“ce napping may “nally be climbing out from under the desk. A small but growing number of businesses are encouraging sleep-deprived employees to grab 40 winks during the workday, providing rooms „ or, in some cases, high-tech napping pods „ to get the job done right. Bene“ts include a more productive workforce and, hopefully, the end to stealth sales meeting snoozes. A third of U.S. adults are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contributing to a range of problems, including health issues and mistakes at work. Sleep deprivation costs the U.S. $411 billion in annual economic losses, according to a Rand Corp. study, with the equivalent By ROBERT CHANNICKCHICAGO TRIBUNE TNS PHOTOA number of manufacturers have come up with oce sleep pods,Ž designed for a power nap or more elaborate relaxation techniques Silence Business Solutions oers The Dream Box,Ž right, a recovery cocoonŽ with 12 light and sound atmospheres and a 15-minute program designed for powe r-napping, seen at NeoCon in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, on June 11.NAPPING | 2 adno=50520480 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $2000 CNAs Full time & Weekends Nurses: Weekend Supervisor, Shift Supervisor adno=50520479


Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 2CLASSIFIEDS of about 1.23 million working days lost each year due to insuf“cient sleep. Cutting-edge businesses like Google have been providing napping spaces for employees for about a decade, but it remains a vaguely guilty endeavor in many workplaces, and a “reable offense in others. In some corporate cultures, being sleep-deprived is a source of pride. Theres kind of a badge of honor for how little you sleep in this world,Ž said Sara Mednick, an associate professor of cognitive science at the University of California at Irvine and author of a book on the bene“ts of napping. The idea of napping in front of people while theyre all working really hard „ theres not a lot of respect for that.Ž But corporate culture has been slowly changing in the two decades since surreptitious of“ce shuteye was explored in the 1997 SeinfeldŽ episode The Nap,Ž in which George Costanza gets trapped for hours in the cozy napping nook under his desk while his boss camps out in the of“ce awaiting his return. Eastlake Studio, a Chicago architecture and interior design “rm that works both with of“ce buildings and individual tenants, is seeing increased demand for designated quiet spaces where napping is a contemplated use. Theyre just looking for places where people can go get re-energized,Ž said Tom Zurowski, founding principal of Eastlake. Certainly that need to just get away from all the noise and maybe take a nap is one of the options they want to provide.Ž Zurowski said Eastlake is installing everything from multipurpose relaxation areas to a meditation room for clients. While his “rm has yet to create a designated napping room with a bed, spaces with couches, recliners and even massage chairs are intended to help employees throttle down. Sleeping at the of“ce remains far from widespread acceptance, however. And with 40 to 50 percent of adults napping on a regular basis, Mednick said, that leads to some creative ways to sneak in a workday snooze, such as workers going to their cars, a park bench, the library or a coffee shop to nod off discreetly. Of“ce napping carries much less of a stigma in other parts of the world. In China, for example, workers often take a break after lunch and put their heads on their desks for an hourlong nap, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Still, theres enough demand for places to nap at work that a number of manufacturers have developed pop-up sleeping accommodations for of“ces not necessarily designed for such inactivity. Two European manufacturers were among those unveiling new nap pods to the North American market last month at the annual NeoCon commercial interiors show in Chicago. Silence Business Solutions, a 3-yearold French company, rolled out La Boite a Reves (The Dream Box), a $19,000 wooden recovery cocoon.Ž The windowless, soundproof pod features 12 light and sound atmospheres programmed to gently guide the user through a 15-minute power nap, controlled by a touch screen. It also includes a small but comfortable bed. The Dream Box made its debut in Europe last year, selling units to companies such as LOreal and cloud computing “rm OVH, said Galia Jacobs, a spokeswoman for Silence Business Solutions. Framery, an 8-yearold Finnish company, introduced its own napping pod at NeoCon, a variation on its glassedin, soundproof meeting pod. The $20,000 NapQ features two cushioned chairs that transform into a bed. A possible drawback: The napper is fully visible inside the pod, ending any chance of getting some shut-eye in anonymity. You can equip it with some kind of curtains to have some visual privacy as well,Ž said Samu Hallfors, CEO of Framery. Hallfors began developing the napping pod two years ago at the suggestion of clients. The whole product is based on customers asking for a place to have a nap,Ž he said. We built a space thats as comfortable as it gets in a small package. So basically, all the ventilation and lighting and ergonomics are based on the research we did to provide the most comfortable place to take a nap during the workday.Ž Paul Ritten, senior project manager for Hudson Everly, an Orlando commercial ”ooring company, eagerly clambered into The Dream Box during NeoCon. A former football player at the University of Florida and regular work napper, Ritten sprawled out across the bed and closed the door. An external red light indicated the pod was occupied as Ritten put it through its paces. Several minutes later, the door opened, and Ritten emerged with a smile on his face, duly impressed with the accommodations. It could be useful,Ž he said. Ritten learned the bene“ts of napping while playing football at Florida in the mid-1980s under then-coach Charley Pell, who preached the restorative powers of a 20-minute post-lunch nap. It is a daily routine that Ritten has carried with him into the business world. The ”ooring companys designated nap area is a small TV room with a couple of couches and chairs. Ritten sneaks in daily 15-minute afternoon naps, with phone calls and other interruptions usually providing a wake-up call before an alarm sounds. Were there early; we go home late,Ž Ritten said. Sometimes you just need that little time to recharge and turn a light out and close your eyes for a minute.Ž While Ritten liked the ambience and privacy of the napping pod, the $19,000 price tag was a rude awakening. Thats a little pricey compared to a recliner,Ž Ritten said. We can buy a $400 chair.ŽNAPPINGFROM PAGE 1 TNS PHOTOSFramery oers the NapQ,Ž a work station that folds down into a sofa set, seen at NeoCon in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, I llinois, on June 11. Framery oers the NapQ,Ž a work station that folds down into a sofa set, seen at NeoCon in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois, on June 11. The control panel of The Dream Box,Ž a recovery cocoonŽ with 12 light and sound atmospheres and a 15 minute program designed for power-napping oered by Silence Business Solutions. adno=50520478


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Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 4CLASSIFIEDS 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment 2005 SERVICES PROFESSIONAL RESUMES SARASOTA/CHARLCO. CALLFORDETAILS 941-214-5257 2010 PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER ANALYST This entry level position will provide support in developing, documentation, testing, performance tuning and supporting computer applications and processes used by Administrative Office of the Courts' Users. This position is responsible for meeting with users, analyzing and resolving program problems, debugging and testing existing and new applications. For additional details and to apply please go to htt p:// and click the Employment Link. 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Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 6CLASSIFIEDS 1240 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT PORT CHARLOTTE/LAKE SUZY 13370 SW Pembroke Cir N, Fully Furn/or Not 3/2/2. Gorgeous with Granite, SS, Tile, Crown, Fla. Shutters. Employment, Credit. No Animals or Smoking. Annual. $1,250. 508-974-5084 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT VENICE ISLAND EFFICIENCY1 & 2 br, Call for Details. No Pets, 1 Year Lease 941-416-5757or 323-6466 1340 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT PORT CHARLOTTE2/1, CHA House Near Olean. $700./Mo. NOCATEE/ARCADIA. 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Dblwide. CHA. $600./Mo. ALSO 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $500./Mo. Double Dep. Required. 941-800-7105 or 941-624-0355 1350 EFFICIENCIES FOR RENT HARBOUR HEIGHTS c l ose to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, Sunny brookMotel 941-625-6400 1360 ROOMS FOR RENT PC HARBOR HEIGHTS KITCHEN PRIVDG. internet No p ets, no smoking. 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LT 4, 6 Spd., 29,500 Miles, NCRS Top Flight 2011, New Tires, Ex cellent Cond! 941-780-3072 2007 CHEVY CORVETTE $26,500 Conv., 3LT-6.0-6 spd manual, 37K miles, Red ext, Gray int. 440-343-1985 20 11 C HEVY TRAVER S E 71K MILES, LOCAL TRADE MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 2004CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7050 CHRYSLER 2009 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 4 CYL. AUTO, 59K MILESMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR


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The News Wire Sunday, July 15, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Italy transfers migrants to ships but refuses them entrySee page 3 TURNBERRY, Scotland „ Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil. Aides had said Trump would spend the weekend preparing to meet Putin on Monday in Helsinki, but the tweets showed other topics were on his mind. I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf „ my primary form of exercise!Ž he tweeted early Saturday, referencing his seaside golf resort. The weather is beautiful, and this place is incredible! Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin.Ž Trump was later seen playing the Turnberry links, several holes of which are visible from a nearby beach, where dozens of people staged a protest picnic Saturday. He was videotaped waving at protesters as they shouted No Trump, No KKK, No Racist USA!Ž before resuming his game. He was also seen posing for photos. A line of police, some on horseback, stood between the course and protesters. Snipers perched atop a nearby tower overlooking the vast property. The protesters were among the thousands who came out in Scotland and England in opposition to the U.S. presidents visit to both countries. Some 10,000 people marched Saturday through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, while police searched for a paraglider who breached a no-”y zone and ”ew a protest banner over the resort in western Scotland where Trump and his wife, Melania, are staying through Sunday. The glider carried a banner that said Trump: Well Below ParŽ over the resort Friday night to protest his environmental and immigration policies. In Edinburgh, anti-fascist groups and political activists joined those who said theyd never protested before, weaving through the capitals streets waving an array of makeshift anti-Trump banners. A choir, a bagpiper, a tambourine band and poetry readings added to the carnival spirit. Donald Trump is not welcome here,Ž Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard told the crowd. The horri“c scenes at the Mexican border are just the latest example of his repudiation of decent human values.Ž Protesters also launched a 20-foottall blimp depicting Trump as an angry baby that had ”own over anti-Trump protests in London on Friday. Trump has spent the weeklong trip wreaking havoc in Europe, “rst at a NATO summit in Brussels where he questioned the value of the decades-old alliance, and later in Britain, where he faced fallout from a stunning newspaper interview in which he undermined British Prime Minister Theresa May at an especially vulnerable time. But Trump was also keeping tabs on domestic issues, including the investigations into Russian election meddling. In Saturdays tweets, Trump tried to blame former President Barack Obama for failing to stop the Russians from working to help him win the 2016 election.Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meetingBy JILL COLVIN and RENATA BRITOASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trumps persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his executive branch remains highly critical and deeply suspicious of the Russian president and the Kremlins intentions. The stark contrast in approaches has been thrown into sharp relief as Trump and Putin prepare for their summit in Finland on Monday, amid unremitting criticism of Russia from Trumps State Department, Justice Department, Treasury Department and Defense Department. That might be explained as a good cop-bad cop strategy with Russia. But the mixed messaging has left Americas friends and allies confused, particularly after a contentious NATO summit where Trump questioned the value of the alliance that Putin has long denounced and sought to weaken. Just three days before the Helsinki summit, the Justice Department announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence of“cers in special counsel Robert Mullers investigation into Moscows meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That brings to 25 the number of Russians charged in the investigation. Trump has denied any collusion with Russia and has repeatedly cited Putins denials of any Russian interference in the campaign, suggesting there is little or nothing he can do to demand accountability. The Kremlin has denied that the Russian state interfered in the election. The indictments were unsealed just hours after Trump again referred to Muellers inquiry as a witch huntŽ and after the president told reporters at a news conference with British Prime Minister Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnectBy MATTHEW LEEAP DIPLOMATIC WRITERNEW ORLEANS (AP) „ A jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and killed six animals. The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team nearly an hour later, after it had mauled four alpacas, one emu and one fox. No people were hurt. News outlets report the zoo was closed Saturday and would reopen Sunday. It was not immediately clear how the animal escaped. An investigation is underway. This is not the “rst time a jaguar has escaped its enclosure at Audubon. In 2001, a 70-pound cub named Mulac got loose for about 10 minutes before he was brought down with a tranquilizer dart. No animals or humans were injured in that escape. WASHINGTON „ The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administrations immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on multiple fronts to curb immigration, carving a path around various court rulings to do so. The administration is seeking to lock up families inde“nitely, expand detention space and tighten asylum rules and apply more scrutiny to green card applications. Many of the initiatives received little attention during the chaos over separated families, but they show how determined President Donald Trump is to stop immigrants from coming „ both legally and illegally „ even in cases where the administration has been stymied by the courts. Other administrations may have faced similar problems with illegal immigration and tried similar solutions, but all have been unable to stem the ”ow of migrants streaming through southern border. No other president, however, has campaigned so vociferously on the topic. The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,Ž President Donald Trump declared days before putting an end to the separation of parents from their children. Not on my watch.Ž This weeks headlines were dominated by stories of reunions of immigrant parents and their young children that the Trump administration had to carry out under a court order. The White House said it worked tirelesslyŽ to complete the reuni“cations and make sure the children were put back into safe homes. In the same week, however, the administration made other moves to clamp down Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animalsBorder measures part of Trumps bigger immigration crackdownBy COLLEEN LONG and AMY TAXINASSOCIATED PRESS IMMIGRATION | 8 TRUMP | 8 POLICY | 8JERUSALEM „ The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants “red dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a residential home. Israel said it was focused on hitting militant targets and was warning Gaza civilians to keep their distance from certain sites. But even before the report of casualties the intense tit-for-tat airstrikes and rocket barrages still marked a signi“cant ”are-up after a long period of a generally low-level, simmering con”ict. The Israeli army delivered its most painful strike against Hamas since the 2014 war and we will increase the strength of our attacks as much as necessary,Ž Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the latest Israeli sortie, the third of the day, struck some 40 Hamas targets including tunnels, logistical centers and a Hamas battalion headquarters. He said the escalation was the result of the sustained Hamas rocket attacks, its fomenting of violence along the border and its campaign of launching incendiary kites and balloons that have devastated Israeli farmlands and nature reserves. Our message to Hamas is that we can and will enhance the intensity of our effort if needed,Ž he said. What Hamas is doing is pushing them ever closer to the edge of the abyss Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in GazaBy ARON HELLERASSOCIATED PRESSGAZA | 3 AP PHOTOU.S. President Donald Trump waves to protesters while he plays golf at Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday. Trump is spending the weekend at his sea-side Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where aides had said he would be busy preparing for his Monday summit in Helsinki, Finland. AP PHOTOSmoke rises in the background following an Israeli airstrike hits a governmental building in Gaza City, Saturday. SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOA jaguar perches on a branch


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 90 LOW 7645% chance of rain 15% chance of rainSome sun, humid; a p.m. t-storm in spots89 / 7540% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA couple of showers in the morning90 / 7665% chance of rain TUESDAYVariably cloudy, a t-storm in spots; humid91 / 7640% chance of rain WEDNESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible91 / 7630% chance of rain FRIDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon90 / 7540% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 570-50 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 VENICE89961011029894Air 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. Trace Month to date 5.14Ž Normal month to date 3.98Ž Year to date 31.67Ž Normal year to date 24.94Ž Record 1.19Ž (1982) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 1.37Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 6.19Ž Normal month to date 3.41Ž Year to date 20.28Ž Normal year to date 24.15Ž Record 1.19Ž (1958) High/Low 93/76 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (2010) Record Low 68 (1983) High/Low 92/72 High/Low 91/77 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 96 (1970) Record Low 67 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 5.14 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 31.67 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 89 78 pc 89 78 pc Bradenton 90 78 sh 90 78 pc Clearwater 90 78 t 90 78 pc Coral Springs 93 75 pc 91 76 pc Daytona Beach 90 75 pc 89 76 c Fort Lauderdale 91 76 pc 89 78 c Fort Myers 90 75 pc 89 75 c Gainesville 92 75 t 90 75 c Jacksonville 88 74 t 90 74 pc Key Largo 89 79 pc 88 79 pc Key West 90 80 s 90 80 pc Lakeland 90 74 t 90 74 pc Melbourne 90 78 pc 92 77 c Miami 91 76 pc 89 78 c Naples 91 77 sh 90 77 pc Ocala 88 72 t 88 72 c Okeechobee 90 73 t 89 73 pc Orlando 90 76 t 90 75 pc Panama City 89 75 pc 88 77 pc Pensacola 90 76 pc 88 78 t Pompano Beach 92 76 pc 91 76 pc St. Augustine 87 76 t 89 75 pc St. Petersburg 90 77 t 89 76 pc Sarasota 90 77 t 90 77 pc Tallahassee 89 74 t 89 74 t Tampa 91 80 t 90 80 pc Vero Beach 92 74 pc 91 73 pc West Palm Beach 91 74 pc 89 74 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 7:00a 12:24a 5:00p 10:48a Mon. 7:34a 1:08a 5:57p 11:55a Today 5:37a 9:04a 3:37p 11:24p Mon. 6:11a 10:11a 4:34p --Today 4:32a 7:55a 2:22p 10:00p Mon. 5:11a 9:04a 3:21p 10:42p Today 7:32a 12:53a 5:32p 11:17a Mon. 8:06a 1:37a 6:29p 12:24p Today 3:52a 7:43a 1:52p 10:03p Mon. 4:26a 8:50a 2:49p 10:45p S 4-8 0-1 Light SSW 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 90/75 part cldy none Punta Gorda 92/75 storms afternoon Sarasota 90/77 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 New Aug 11 Today 9:28 a.m. 10:51 p.m. Monday 10:34 a.m. 11:34 p.m. Today 6:44 a.m. 8:25 p.m. Monday 6:44 a.m. 8:24 p.m. Today 8:38a 2:23a 9:07p 2:52p Mon. 9:41a 3:27a 10:08p 3:55p Tue. 10:40a 4:27a 11:06p 4:53p Monterrey 99/72 Chihuahua 89/66 Los Angeles 86/69 Washington 91/78 New York 88/74 Miami 91/76 Atlanta 87/73 Detroit 91/75 Houston 95/75 Kansas City 91/69 Chicago 89/74 Minneapolis 88/65 El Paso 90/73 Denver 86/60 Billings 84/60 San Francisco 75/59 Seattle 91/63 Toronto 87/71 Montreal 87/69 Winnipeg 77/51 Ottawa 90/66 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: 07/15/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 89 69 t 85 67 pc Anchorage 63 52 c 67 54 pc Atlanta 87 73 t 87 73 t Baltimore 92 72 pc 96 76 pc Billings 84 60 pc 89 64 s Birmingham 90 75 t 89 74 t Boise 100 70 s 97 67 s Boston 80 69 pc 85 73 s Buffalo 87 72 pc 88 68 pc Burlington, VT 88 66 pc 93 73 pc Charleston, WV 89 71 t 86 71 t Charlotte 92 72 pc 92 74 pc Chicago 89 74 pc 86 66 t Cincinnati 90 72 t 84 69 t Cleveland 90 72 pc 87 69 t Columbia, SC 94 73 pc 94 76 pc Columbus, OH 90 74 t 85 71 t Concord, NH 85 61 pc 88 68 pc Dallas 99 78 s 101 77 pc Denver 86 60 t 85 60 pc Des Moines 87 69 c 83 63 s Detroit 91 75 pc 88 65 t Duluth 82 58 pc 74 52 s Fairbanks 64 51 c 63 52 pc Fargo 79 56 s 77 52 s Hartford 89 67 pc 91 72 pc Helena 87 58 s 91 62 s Honolulu 89 78 pc 89 77 pc Houston 95 75 pc 97 74 s Indianapolis 87 74 pc 87 68 t Jackson, MS 92 73 t 93 74 pc Kansas City 91 69 pc 89 67 c Knoxville 91 72 t 88 72 pc Las Vegas 105 87 pc 107 90 pc Los Angeles 86 69 pc 83 68 pc Louisville 91 76 t 88 73 t Memphis 95 79 t 94 77 pc Milwaukee 84 73 pc 85 66 t Minneapolis 88 65 pc 82 61 s Montgomery 91 75 t 90 74 t Nashville 91 75 t 89 74 pc New Orleans 94 79 pc 92 80 t New York City 88 74 pc 90 75 pc Norfolk, VA 91 75 pc 92 77 pc Oklahoma City 96 72 s 96 71 pc Omaha 89 66 pc 83 65 pc Philadelphia 92 75 pc 95 78 pc Phoenix 102 84 pc 102 83 pc Pittsburgh 88 69 t 88 69 c Portland, ME 76 63 pc 80 68 s Portland, OR 99 67 s 96 64 s Providence 86 67 pc 87 71 s Raleigh 92 72 pc 93 74 pc Salt Lake City 95 72 s 97 72 s St. Louis 89 76 t 91 70 t San Antonio 98 76 s 99 74 s San Diego 77 69 pc 77 69 pc San Francisco 75 59 pc 76 60 pc Seattle 91 63 s 91 61 s Washington, DC 91 78 pc 96 81 pc Amsterdam 80 60 pc 82 61 t Baghdad 112 84 pc 112 84 s Beijing 90 77 pc 91 76 t Berlin 75 56 pc 80 61 pc Buenos Aires 61 41 c 56 42 pc Cairo 98 79 s 98 77 s Calgary 77 52 pc 85 55 s Cancun 88 77 pc 89 76 pc Dublin 68 52 sh 66 48 pc Edmonton 77 51 pc 85 53 s Halifax 71 62 sh 77 60 c Kiev 77 60 t 78 63 t London 85 61 pc 81 58 pc Madrid 87 62 s 88 64 s Mexico City 75 54 t 78 53 t Montreal 87 69 s 91 72 pc Ottawa 90 66 s 93 68 pc Paris 86 64 t 86 62 t Regina 74 46 s 76 54 s Rio de Janeiro 83 69 s 86 68 s Rome 87 69 s 85 68 pc St. Johns 71 62 sh 70 58 c San Juan 88 79 s 88 79 pc Sydney 62 41 s 65 48 pc Tokyo 91 81 s 91 81 pc Toronto 87 71 s 88 66 t Vancouver 79 61 s 79 61 s Winnipeg 77 51 s 69 47 pcHigh ................... 108 at Thermal, CALow ......... 30 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86Severe thunderstorms on July 15, 1975, produced damaging downburst winds from the Carolinas to Maryland. Q: What is a swirling wind named for a demon?A: Dust devil. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 90/76 90/74 91/74 91/74 91/75 91/75 90/73 89/73 90/73 91/80 90/78 89/78 89/77 90/75 91/75 92/75 90/75 91/76 91/76 90/74 90/75 90/74 91/75 90/77 90/75 89/79 89/77 89/77 91/75 91/76 89/77 89/74 90/77 90/78 89/79 90/77 90/76 91/76 PHILADELPHIA „ The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this years midterm elections with the same scale or scopeŽ as it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke on Saturday at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event thats usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that dont get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russias attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest. Nielsen said her agency will help state and local election of“cials prepare their systems for cyberattacks from Russia or elsewhere. She said U.S. intelligence of“cials are seeing persistent Russian efforts using social media, sympathetic spokespeople and other fronts to sow discord and divisiveness amongst the American people, though not necessarily focused on speci“c politicians or political campaigns.Ž The conference of top state election of“cials she addressed was sandwiched between Fridays indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers alleged to have hacked into Democratic party and campaign accounts and Mondays long-awaited meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump has never condemned Russia over meddling in the 2016 election despite the “ndings of all top U.S. intelligence agencies. In the past, Trump has reiterated Putins denials, but this week he said he would bring up the issue when they meet on Monday in Finland. All I can do is say, Did you?Ž Trump said days ago at a news conference in Brussels. And, Dont do it again. But he may deny it.Ž Some of the state of“cials who run elections say its important for Trump, a Republican, to take a tougher stance to avoid having the publics con“dence in fair elections undermined. I believe as commander in chief he has an obligation to address it and, frankly, put Putin and any other foreign nation that seeks to undermine our democracy on notice that the actions will not be tolerated,Ž California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat, said in an interview this week. Some of his peers declined to go that far. I dont go around telling the president what to do,Ž said Jay Ashcroft, the Republican secretary of state in Missouri. Trump portrays the investigation as a partisan attack, but not all Republicans see it that way. This month, the Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee backed the “ndings of an assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election and acted in favor of Trump and against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. As part of that effort, Russian hackers targeted at least 21 states ahead of the election and are believed to have breached the voter registration system in at least one, Illinois, investigators say. Without naming the state, Fridays indictment said the Russian intelligence of“cers stole information on about 500,000 voters from the website of one board of elections, a breach that went undetected for three weeks. There is no evidence they altered any results, but the attempts prompted the federal government and states to re-examine election systems and tighten their cybersecurity. Federal of“cials also say its possible that malware might have been planted that could tamper with voting or paralyze computer systems in future elections. The election of“cials talked about technical details of blocking an incursion. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican, told her peers how her state is using its National Guard to help test and shore up cybersecurity for elections. She said its important to make it clear to voters that the military is not running elections and does not have access to election data. Were acutely aware of the optics of working with the National Guard,Ž Wyman said in an interview. The whole idea of this is to instill con“dence in voters and the public that the system is secure.Ž Some state of“cials also said Homeland Security is becoming more helpful in sharing information. On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence of“cers on charges they hacked into Democratic campaign networks in 2016 and then stole and released tens of thousands of documents. The indictment says one of the intrusions came that summer, on a vendor whose software is used to verify voter registration information. The indictment references a spoof email it says the Russian agents sent to more than 100 election-managing customers of the vendor to try to get more information. The indictments tell us that ... no longer can we deny in any shape or form that Russians were involved,Ž said cybersecurity expert Sam Woolley, of the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. The Kremlin has insisted it didnt meddle in the U.S. election. Putins foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov reaf“rmed the Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections.ŽUS official: No signs Russia targeting elections like 2016By GEOFF MULVIHILLASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) „ Was Russia listening, after all? In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to “nd emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.S. presidential campaign. Russia, if youre listening,Ž Trump said, I hope youre able to “nd the 30,000 emails that are missing.Ž Hours later, the Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow appeared to heed the call „ targeting Clintons personal of“ce and hitting more than 70 other Clinton campaign accounts. Thats according to a grand jury indictment Friday charging 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers with hacking into the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party as part of a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. The indictment says July 27 was the “rst time Clintons personal of“ce was targeted. The attempt to penetrate Clintons campaign began March 10, 2016, and hit a signi“cant success on March 19 when the Russian intelligence of“cers busted open the email account of John Podesta, Clintons campaign chairman, an AP investigation last year found. They phishedŽ intensively and repetitively. Throughout at least March and April there were repeated efforts to break into about 120 Democratic National Committee, Clinton and left-leaning activists accounts across the country. Then they brought Clintons personal of“ce into their scope, the indictment says „ the very evening Trump appeared to beckon Russians to do just that.Russia hack followed Trump speechWASHINGTON (AP) „ Charges against 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers for U.S. election hacking undermine denials by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the Russian government was the source of stolen Democratic emails published by the anti-secrecy organization. The indictment reveals correspondence between WikiLeaks and a “ctional persona that shows them working in an apparent effort to harm the prospects of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Assange has said that WikiLeaks source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.Ž But if the charges in the indictment are proved true, it would show that WikiLeaks received the material from a persona directly controlled by Russias Main Intelligence Directorate, and even gave the Russian hackers advice on how to disseminate it.Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 Page 3 LEDONGEEKWHUMPEHOW SCOREOLGAEAPOEXENA ALGREENBAYWINDOWCALL TANQUADARGONBERYL STAYPUTFIDOLOSTTO PARISHILTONHEADSHOP KOPIBISELSESOS CATOGMANALLLEGS OLIVERNORTHPOLEDANCE OLEREAMSYOYOIAMS PODCASTCAPWHATNOT TTYLSCATSKOALCRO SEANPENNSTATIONBREAK WILDONETOOLALPE CBSBAIOTHISRAD RICHLITTLEROCKMUSIC AGREEDEXESABSOLUT STENTCHECKOMNIAPU HOWLMAEWESTBANKHEIST EDIEONEALVOTEMAMET SONYESPYSSEERMUSTIANSWERS to crossword... Hamas will have to understand that there is a price to be paid.Ž Later, witnesses reported that Israeli warplanes dropped four bombs on an un“nished building near a Hamas police and security compound in Gaza City, reducing the old structure to rubble. The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. Gazas Health ministry said two teenagers were killed in the strike and ten others injured. It marked the “rst casualties of the day. Striking in the heart of Gaza City is typically only seen during full-blown con”icts like the 2014 war and could signal that a further escalation may be in store. The Israeli military had no immediate reaction to that strike but said it had targeted a separate high-rise building in the northern Gaza Strip that was used as a Hamas urban warfare training facility. It said a tunnel was dug under the building. Shortly after, Israeli medical of“cials said three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a house in southern Israel. It said paramedics in the southern city of Sderot were treating a 52-yearold man with a chest wound, a 17-year-old girl with a face wound and a 20-year-old woman with injuries to her limbs. Sirens wailed overnight and throughout most of the day Saturday in southern Israel as waves of rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza amid the airstrikes. The military said it identi“ed about 60 launches of rockets and mortars from Gaza toward Israeli territory, of which about 10 were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system. As a precaution, the military shut down a popular beach in southern Israel and placed limitations on gatherings of large crowds. Israeli police says four of the projectiles caused damage. Israel has been warning Hamas in recent weeks that while it has no interest in engaging in the kind of con”ict that led to the sides “ghting three wars over the past decade, it will not tolerate Gaza militants continued efforts to breach the border and its campaign to devastate Israeli border communities with incendiary attacks. With Israel focused on rising tension along its northern border in its efforts to prevent Iran from establishing a permanent military foothold in post-civil war Syria, it has been wary of escalating hostilities in Gaza. But Netanyahu has also come under pressure to act from southern Israeli communities, who have once again found themselves under rocket “re from Gaza in addition to contending with the daily “eld “res. Israels military chief visited the border area for brie“ngs and the Security Cabinet, Israels top decision-making body, is expected to convene Sunday to discuss further actions. On Friday, thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for their near-weekly protest. A 15-year-old Palestinian who tried to climb over the fence into Israel was shot dead. Later the military said an Israeli of“cer was moderately wounded by a grenade thrown at him. Gazas health ministry said Saturday that a 20-year-old struck by gun“re Friday during the protests in the southern Gaza Strip had also died of his wounds. The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has led border protests aimed in part at drawing attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. The demonstrations have been fueled in large part by pervasive despair caused by the blockade, which has caused widespread economic hardship. Over 130, mostly unarmed, Palestinians have been killed by Israeli “re since protests began on March 30. Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the border fence and attack civilians and soldiers. Most recently, it has been struggling to cope with the widespread “res caused by the incendiary kites and balloons ”oating over the border. In a statement, the military said Hamas activities violate Israeli sovereignty, endanger Israeli civilians and sabotage Israels humanitarian efforts that aim to help Gazan civilians.Ž In a relatively rare admission, Hamas said it “red the rockets to deter Israel from further action. Most of the recent rockets from Gaza have been “red by smaller factions but Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it was an immediate responseŽ that was meant to deliver the message.ŽGAZAFROM PAGE 1ROME „ Two border patrol ships carrying 451 migrants neared Sicily on Saturday but the migrants fate remained uncertain after Italys hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or Libya instead. Italian Premier Giuseppe Contes of“ce said three ideas were being considered: Redistributing the migrants among European countries, contacting Libyan authorities to arrange for their return, or keeping them on board the ships to screen them for asylum. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has forced migration to the top of Europes agenda by refusing to let rescue boats dock at Italian ports, vowed to remain “rm Saturday as he created yet another standoff. But Salvini has already been chastened this week after the Italian president intervened in a rescue on humanitarian grounds. The migrants had been aboard a large “shing boat when the Italian and Maltese coast guard control centers began squabbling Friday over who was responsible for taking them in. Malta said it had ful“lled its obligations by monitoring the vessel to see if it needed help. Malta says the ships crew made clear they didnt need help and were heading toward the Italian island of Lampedusa. Salvini and his transport minister insisted Malta should have opened its ports to the ship. Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. By late Saturday, the two ships were near the Sicilian port of Pozzallo. In just one month in of“ce, Salvini has upended years of Italian policy toward migrants by refusing them entry. Italy in general feels that the European Union has left it alone to handle the tens of thousands of migrants coming across the sea every year. Salvini is pressing the EU to step up and take in the migrants who land in Italy and is trying to help Libya prevent them from leaving. Aid of“cials say migrants who are being returned to Libya are at risk of facing abuse, rape, beatings and slavery.Italy transfers migrants to ships but refuses entryBy NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESS ANSA VIA APThe Diciotti ship of the Italian Coast Guard, with 67 migrants on board rescued 4 days ago by the Vos Thalassa freighter, enters the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy, Thursday. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia „ To dancing and cheers, Eritreas longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his “rst visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. This is a historic day for all of us,Ž President Isaias Afwerki said. Anyone who thinks the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are separated is considered as naive from now on.Ž Thousands turned out in Ethiopias capital, Addis Ababa, under tight security to welcome Isaias, whose three-day visit is the latest step in ending a long state of war. Welcome home President Isaias!!Ž the Ethiopian prime ministers chief of staff said on Twitter. Ethiopias reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a similar visit to Eritreas capital last weekend, welcomed by Isaias with hugs and laughter. The 42-year-old Abiy broke the ice last month by fully embracing a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 border war that killed tens of thousands and left families separated. A series of diplomatic breakthroughs quickly followed as one of Africas longest-running con”icts neared an end. Some excited Ethiopians have compared the restoration of relations with one of the worlds most closed-off countries to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Telephone links have opened, with some Ethiopians calling complete strangers in Eritrea just to say hello, and the “rst scheduled Ethiopian Airlines ”ights to Eritrea begin Wednesday. A visibly moved Abiy on Saturday praised Ethiopians for their warm welcome of the Eritrean president with chants of Isaias! Isaias!Ž and ”ag-waving. Im very emotional right now,Ž Abiy told a luncheon at the National Palace. Thank you for the genuine love that you all showed us,Ž Isaias said. In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help lead this great nation.Ž He added that we have “nally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,Ž and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or you may lead us to take a path that we dont want to take.Ž A grinning Abiy also presented the Eritrean president with a camel wrapped in ”owers and the ”ags of both countries as a symbol of the blossoming friendship,Ž Abiys chief of staff said, posting a photo of the moment on Twitter. Saturdays exuberant scenes de“ed U.S. President Donald Trumps description of Africa two days ago as so sad, so vicious and violent.Ž The international community, including the United States, has embraced the reunion as a welcome development in a key, and often unstable, region along one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes and across from the Arabian Peninsula. The old Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa has undergone a rapid renovation and is expected to open during Isaias visit. The two leaders also are expected to attend a concert of about 25,000 people on Sunday featuring local artists, Some Ethiopians lining the streets for a glimpse of Isaias motorcade chanted songs that criticized the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front, which for years was the ruling coalitions strongest political party and hostile to Eritrea until the new prime minister came to power in April and began a breathtaking wave of reforms in Africas second most populous nation. The gesture of peace with Eritrea has been the most surprising. The country of 5 million people perched on the Red Sea has been ruled by Isaias since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after years of rebel warfare.Eritreas leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continuesBy ELIAS MESERETASSOCIATED PRESS Haitis prime minister resigns amid fuel price spike fallout Macedonia celebrates invitation to join NATO 2 arrested at rightwing, pro-Trump protests in LondonPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) „ Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests. Lafontant told Haitis Chamber of Deputies that he sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter and the president had accepted it. Moise has not yet commented publicly. The prime ministers abrupt resignation came ahead of a vote on a motion of censure Lafontant, a “rst step toward asking that Moise name a new prime minister to form a Cabinet to handle the crisis. The prime minister is the second highest of“cial in Haiti after the president. Lafontant was to answer questions about the July 6-8 riots that followed the governments attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 percent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund. At least seven people were killed and dozens of businesses were looted during the unrest. Instead, Lafontant used the opportunity to announce his resignation, while in various parts of Haitis small protests were held demanding the head of state step down. As the session began, chamber president Gary Bodaeu wrote on his Twitter account that the legislature is at a crossroads in history; SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) „ Thousands of people have gathered in 15 cities in Macedonia to celebrate an invitation that NATO recently extended to this Balkan nation to become the 30th member of the military alliance. NATO leaders formally invited Macedonia earlier this week to start membership talks, with the condition that membership cant be completed until the name deal with Greece is fully implemented. Macedonia signed a deal last month with Greece that will see its LONDON (AP) „ British police have arrested a man and a woman at a rightwing protest in London, where people supporting a prominent right-wing activist were joined by a Welcome TrumpŽ rally. The small rally supporting U.S. President Donald Trump „ whos in Scotland after visiting London „ joined the Free Tommy RobinsonŽ protest Saturday in Londons Whitehall. Robinson „whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon „ founded an anti-Muslim group and was jailed for contempt of court after broadcasting outside a criminal trial in May. Scotland Yard had imposed restrictions on both rallies due to concerns of serious public disorder and disruption.Ž It said a June rally by the Free TommyŽ group resulted in serious violence in London and led to nine arrests. The force said the two arrested Saturday were suspected of public order offenses. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDit must assume its responsibilities.Ž Lafontant suspended the fuel prices increases after protests erupted last week but the disturbances continued and calls for the prime minister to resign grew, including from the opposition and some business groups. Lafontant, a 57-year-old doctor who took of“ce in March 2017, had said the price hikes of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene were needed for Haiti to balance its budget. Government of“cials agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel in February as part of an assistance package with the IMF. The agreement also included increased spending on social services and infrastructure and improved tax collection in an effort to modernize the economy of one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. name changed to North Macedonia.Ž Dozens of musicians entertained people late Saturday in celebrations in Skopje and elsewhere that the left-wing government has organized to mark the decade-long aspiration. Macedonias conservative opposition party has denounced the celebrations. It says Macedonia does not need celebrations, but (a government) apology for capitulationŽ on the name issue.FROM PAGE ONE/WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 Dear Mr. Berko: Im interested in an advertisement by the U.S. Mint offering silver Krugerrands for $79.95. This is the “rst silver Krugerrand ever minted by the South African Mint for the U.S. Mint. Because its the “rst, do you think this will have value for collectors? And could you explain to me why a troy ounce of silver weighs more than a regular ounce of silver? „ CP, Joilet, Ill. Dear CP: As you said, a troy ounce, which is a unit of measure for weighing precious metals, is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce. But a troy pound is lighter than an avoirdupois pound. Confusing? Troy weight has been used for hundreds of years, named after Troyes, France, which is about 100 miles southeast of Paris. Troyes is a town of 60,000 people, with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful half-timbered homes and magni“cent Gothic churches and cathedrals with striking stained-glass windows. Heres how it buries. Troy weight and avoirdupois weight have the same base unit, the grain. A troy ounce is 480 grains, or 31.1 grams, compared with the avoirdupois ounce, which is 437 grains, or 28.35 grams. The difference isnt much, but things change when measuring large quantities of precious metals. Thats because there are only 12 troy ounces to a troy pound, whereas there are 16 avoirdupois ounces to an avoirdupois pound. Therefore, the troy pound is 5,760 grains, and the avoirdupois pound is 7,000 grains. Thats how an avoirdupois pound is heavier than a troy pound but a troy ounce is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce. And I thought calculus was tough! Now, the U.S. Mint has nothing to do with the misleading advertisement you sent me from your paper. Frankly, some of our newspapers should do a better job of editing and policing the too-clever adverts that so easily fool the reader about costs and claims. Be mindful that truth requires facts but honesty requires full disclosure. The ad you saw was from, which has no relation to our federal government. It will sell these 2017 silver Krugerrands to you all day at their regular price of $99.95, not including the $12 cost for shipping and handling. Now it has a special deal „ the one you saw. The coins are now $79.95 each, plus $12 shipping and handling. But if you buy 20 of these Rands, will give them to you for $49.95 each. Thats a savings of $1,000 from the usual offer. Well then, zip-a-dee-doo-dah. If you zip around Google after searching for South African silver Krugerrands,Ž youll “nd that JM Bullion, Apmex and other dealers will sell those Rands to you for $47.49, plus shipping and handling, all day and all night, Marianne. Meanwhile, dealers purchase them from the South African Mint for about $27 plus two books of green stamps., by the way, is home-ported in Burnsville, Minnesota. And the price of silver, 55 cents a gram, should tell you that the silver content value of the Krugerrand, at 31.1 grams, is $17.10. This Krugerrand, a beautiful coin, was issued last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rand, which was “rst issued in 1967. Its a neat coin to own, but youd never sell this coin for the $90-plus it would cost you. For you to break even, silver would have to trade at $82 an ounce, and I doubt that will happen in this century. And if you were to decide to sell this coin to a dealer, I suspect hed give you its silver value minus its melting cost. The of“cial original number was 500,000 silver Rands, but the South African Mint soon pushed the mintage up to 1 million. For collectors, theres zero value to this coin unless its one of the 15,000 “rst-strike coins that were minted last year. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ The Silver Krugerrand Malcolm Berko U.S. and North Korean of“cials plan to meet Sunday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed almost seven decades ago, a possible chance to ease tensions between the two sides they as argue over disarmament. The negotiations are the “rst working-level talks since Secretary of State Michael Pompeos visit to Pyongyang ended this month with North Korea denouncing the U.S.s unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.Ž The meeting was initially planned for Thursday, but was rescheduled after the North Koreans didnt show up. The U.S. Defense Department estimates that North Korea is holding about 200 sets of remains of American military personnel believed missing in the country, and their recovery has long been among the most emotionally charged issues between the two sides. Cof“ns that the U.S. shipped to the border last month havent been “lled, despite Kim Jong Uns pledge during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump to immediately repatriate identi“ed remains. While recovering the war dead would provide Trump a political victory similar to Kims May release of three living American detainees, it would do little to advance the goal of dismantling the regimes weapons program. The U.S. also risks giving the North Koreans leverage to continue diplomacy and drag out disarmament talks. The agreement to meet on the militarized North-South border about American war dead was perhaps the most tangible outcome from Pompeos trip, which ended with North Korea criticizing the secretary of states lack of emphasis on security guarantees as regretful.Ž Pompeo, on the other hand, called the talks productive.Ž The divergence in public comments fueled further doubts about whether Trump will ever achieve his goal of complete denuclearization,Ž much less on the timeline of 1 to 21‡2 years set out by various administration of“cials. Nevertheless, Trump praised Kim Thursday, saying that great progressŽ was being made in negotiations. In a Twitter post, Trump attached copies of a July 6 letter from Kim lauding the U.S. leaders energetic and extraordinary effortsŽ and expressing invariable trust and con“denceŽ in his ability to advance talks. The letters date suggested that it was written before Pompeos latest visit. Its a process,Ž Trump said Friday at a news conference in the United Kingdom. Its probably a longer process than anybody would like, but Im used to long processes, too.Ž Trump has expressed an eagerness to tout the war deads recovery, telling Fox News that Kim was giving us back the remains of probably 7,500 soldiersŽ and then, to supporters in Nevada, that North Korea had already handed over 200 sets of remains. Pompeo was obliged to correct those claims, telling a U.S. Senate committee June 27 that no remains had been received. Hostile Policy Efforts to recover the missing war dead date back to before the two sides stopped “ghting. Joint efforts to “nd and identify U.S. personnel between 1990 and 2005 recovered more than 300 sets of remains and were suspended as nuclear talks between the two sides deteriorated. North Korea last repatriated the remains of six individuals in 2007. Obama administration attempts to restart discussions foundered as Kim accelerated his nuclear program. In 2014, the state-run Korean Central News Agency published a statement blaming the U.S.s hostile policyŽ for ending the recovery missions and warning that the bodies of American soldiers were being carried away en masseŽ to make way for infrastructure improvements.US, NKorea will try to discuss return of war deadBy DAVID TWEEDBLOOMBERG NEWS Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park LAs observatory evacuated due to suspicious item Man nabbed in wifes chain saw attack was deported 11 times Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101 3rd child dies following house fire; victims aged 2, 5, 7 Oldest surviving state prison in US reopens after 9 years 25 injured after bus overturns on LA freeway Toddlers dangling from second-floor ledge make it to safetyYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) „ A “re“ghter was killed Saturday while battling a wild“re burning near Yosemite National Park, California state “re of“cials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while “ghting the Ferguson Fire in the morning hours. The blaze broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Friday in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. Fire of“cials said it had burned about 130 acres by Saturday afternoon. Varney is survived by his wife and two small children, state “re of“cials said. The circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately released and of“cials said they were still working to con“rm details. In the meantime, please join us in keeping Braden and his loved ones in your prayers and all the responders on the front lines in your thoughts as they continue to work under extremely challenging conditions,Ž California “re of“cials said in a statement. Of“cials at Yosemite National Park said the wild“re had closed Highway 140 from Midpines to El Portal. Power in Yosemite Valley had also been affected because power lines had been turned off while “re“ghters worked to quell the blaze. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Authorities say the landmark Grif“th Observatory overlooking Los Angeles has been evacuated because of a suspicious package. Of“cer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesman, says the departments bomb squad was on scene Saturday afternoon. He says of“cers located the suspicious item and ordered the evacuations before calling for the bomb squad. The bomb squad was still working to evaluate the situation. Earlier this week, more than 2,000 people were evacuated from Grif“th Observatory and its surrounding park because of a wild“re. The observatory and urban wilderness park, attractions in their own right, are destinations for movie fans after being prominently featured in decades of “lms ranging from Rebel Without a CauseŽ to La La Land.Ž LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Of“cials say a man accused of attacking his wife with a chain saw in front of their children at their Los Angeles-area home had been deported from the U.S. 11 times. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley says 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas is a serial immigration violator.Ž Alvarez-Villegas was arrested on Thursday in a stolen vehicle in Chula Vista, a few miles from the Mexican border. Police said AlvarezVillegas is suspected of attacking his wife at their Whittier home, leaving her covered in blood. She is expected to recover. It was not immediately clear if Alvarez-Villegas had an attorney to comment on the allegations. Haley says federal immigration of“cials have lodged a detainer against Alvarez-Villegas, asking local of“cials to notify them before he is released. Alvarez-Villegas has been in and out of the U.S. since 2005. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the “rst of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) „ A third child has died following a house “re that earlier claimed the lives of two youngsters and injured several other occupants and “re“ghters. Of“cials had said earlier that Friday mornings “re at a three-story EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) „ The oldest surviving state prison in the nation is reopening for tourists and other visitors. The public can begin visiting the Old NewGate Prison and Copper Mine in Connecticut on Saturday. The archaeological site and national landmark was closed for nine years because of structural repairs. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, just south of downtown Los Angeles. Fire of“cials say there were 32 people aboard the coach bus when it crashed. They say four were seriously injured. Video aired by KABCTV showed passengers with bloodied faces stumbling out of the bus. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused the crash. CHICAGO (AP) „ Authorities say they are investigating the case of two toddlers seen dangling and later rescued from a second ”oor ledge of a Chicago apartment building. Video of the Tuesday incident shows people standing with outstretched hands prepared to catch the diapered toddlers, believed to be two-year-old twins. One of the toddlers eventually crawled back inside, and a man brought in a ladder to rescue the other. The children werent hurt. Denise Ochoa says she and a cousin were driving by the apartment building when they saw the scene unfolding. She says she got out the car to help and was exasperated when no one in the apartment came to the window to see what was going on. Police responding to the call say the unidenti“ed children were home with their mother at the time. Illinois Department | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONhome in Union City killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. The Hudson County prosecutors of“ce said Friday night that a critically injured 7-year-old boy had died. Prosecutor Esther Suarez said two other children and a woman were in critical condition. A man was listed in stable condition. Eight “re“ghters were treated at hospitals, mostly for smoke inhalation or heat-related issues. The Red Cross reported helping 30 people from eight families. A neighboring building was damaged by the “re, the origin and cause of which remain under investigation. Mayor Brian Stack, who said he was heartbrokenŽ by the tragedy, announced a GoFundMe page to help the “re victims. He said donations also could be sent to the citys “re victims fund. Police on their Facebook page hailed the efforts of good Samaritans who risked their own well-being and attempted to help their fellow neighbors who were in need.Ž Its the site of the “rst operating copper mine in the North American colonies, beginning in 1705. The colony of Connecticut acquired the mine in 1773 and converted it into a prison. Connecticut abandoned the site in 1827 because it was considered costly and inhumane to operate it as a prison. The state re-acquired the property in 1968 and turned it into a museum. Of“cials say the site will be open on weekends, Mondays and Fridays through Oct. 29. of Children and Family Services of“cials say the children have been placed with relatives pending an investigation. and a posting on her webpage says she died at 6:02 p.m. but didnt indicate where she died. Her daughter calls her a blessing and the light of my life.Ž Frank and Nancy Sinatra had been teenage sweethearts. They married in New Jersey, in February 1939, just as Franks singing career was about to take off. After Sinatra became a pop-music sensation in the 1940s, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where the singer would also become a movie star, raconteur and notorious womanizer. He left his wife for Ava Gardner in the early 1950s. AP FILE PHOTONancy Sinatra Sr. in 1950NATIONAL NEWS


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3PERSON / PLACE / THINGBY BRUCE HAIGHT / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Beguiled6 Carnival performer10 Heavy hit15 Popular self-help website19 Make a good point?20 Three SistersŽ sister21 The Gold-BugŽ author, for short22 Princess with superpowers23 Singer / City / Home feature26 Safe!Ž in baseball, or Safety!Ž in football27 Beachgoers souvenir28 Leg-press target, informally29 Third-mostabundant gas in the atmosphere30 Emerald or aquamarine31 Dont move!Ž34 Dog tag?35 Finished behind36 Socialite / Resort / Store41 KeystoneŽ character of old comedy42 Sacred symbol of ancient Egypt43 Word after who, what, when, where, why or how44 Message in a bottle, maybe45 Roman orator48 Gangster tracker49 How a gangly person might be described52 Political commentator / Geographical area / Fitness routine58 World Cup cheer59 Lots60 Show extreme instability61 Alpo alternative63 NPRs Planet MoneyŽ or How I Built ThisŽ65 Ceiling66 Related stuff69 Texters sign-off70 Shoo!Ž72 Cheer with beer74 ____-Magnon man75 Actor / Transportation hub / Part of a broadcast81 Holy terror82 Unwitting accomplice83 Suisse peak84 Young SheldonŽ airer87 Scott of Charles in ChargeŽ88 With ____ ring ƒŽ89 Way cool91 Comedian / State capital / Record-store section97 Its a deal!Ž98 Some singles99 Big name in vodka102 Blockage reliever103 Roger thatŽ105 Upscale hotel chain107 Father of octuplets on The SimpsonsŽ108 Haunted-house sound109 Actress / Mideast area / Crime113 1960s It GirlŽ Sedgwick114 Longtime Inside the N.B.A.Ž analyst115 Primary concern116 Speed-the-PlowŽ playwright117 RCA competitor118 Some sports prizes119 Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter books, e.g.120 Is this really necessary?Ž DOWN1 What some Kaplan guides help prep for2 Dash3 Take a few pointers?4 Three-time N.H.L. 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New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0708 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to a linseed crushing company founded in Minneapolis in 1902. I took on my current name in 1923 and formed a grain division in 1927. Today, based in Chicago, Im one of the biggest global agricultural processors and food ingredient producers, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses via about 500 crop procurement locations and 270 ingredient manufacturing plants. My products are in everything from beers to salad dressing to diapers. My 31,000 workers serve customers in more than 170 countries. I rake in more than $60 billion annually. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. Beyond your emergency fund, any funds youll need within three to five years (or longer, to be more conservative) shouldnt be in stocks. Stocks are perfect for long investment periods, but in the short run, anything can happen. Remember, for example, 2008s 37 percent drop in the S&P 500. A crash occurring just before you have to make a big college tuition payment can spell disaster. Short-term savings belong in instruments such as savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), shortterm government and corporate bonds and bond mutual funds. Interest rates are quite low these days, but theyve been inching up. CD rates vary, in large part depending on how long youre willing to tie up your money. Corporate bonds tend to pay more than CDs or Treasury bonds, depending on the risk of the bond. Some savings accounts were recently paying around 2 percent, while some three-year CDs offered 3 percent and some corporate bonds offered 4 percent or more. Learn more about short-term savings and find good interest rates at and .The Motley Fool TakeGame On!Video game stocks have been on fire lately, and for good reason. The phenomenon of the battle royale genre, which pits many players against one another in a winner-take-all contest, has been bringing new gamers into the fold. Whether its the beginning of a longer-term shift or a short-lived fad, many of these newly initiated video game players will likely stick around as gamers. One company positioned to greatly profit from this trend is Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), with eight franchises that have produced more than $1 billion each in sales. (These include Call of Duty,Ž World of WarcraftŽ and Candy Crush.Ž) Its growing stable of popular games ensures that its future doesnt depend on the success or failure of any single title or franchise. Compelling updates to existing games continue to draw in new players. Call of Duty,Ž for example, was originally released in 2003 and continues to be a hit. The latest version, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,Ž is one of the most highly anticipated game releases of the year. Activision recently revealed that the game will incorporate a battle royale mode called Blackout.Ž An even more compelling draw for investors is the exploding popularity of e-sports, which turns video gaming into a spectator sport. Give this stock some consideration. (The Motley Fool owns share of and has recommended Activision Blizzard.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentFalling KnifeTalk about catching a falling knife. Nortel Networks, the Canada-based telecom giant, had been trading for around 100 Canadian dollars per share and then started heading south. When shares were at CA$33, I thought, What a bargain!Ž and discussed it with my financial adviser, who thought it was a great idea. I bought in, and ended up selling at CA$3 per share before the company went bankrupt. And worse, this all happened in a taxdeferred account. Waah! This was just another nail in the financial adviser coffin for me, because I have yet to employ one who ever said to me, Leon, that is a really stupid investment idea.Ž They always said my ideas were great. I am a lot wealthier since dumping them and doing my own investing. „ Leon H., online The Fool Responds: Such losses can be extra annoying when they occur in IRAs or 401(k)s, as you dont get to use the losses to offset taxable gains, shrinking your tax bill. (But those accounts offer tax advantages, too, such as deferring taxation until withdrawals in retirement „ or, with Roth accounts, avoiding taxation altogether.) A key mistake here was buying into a stock that was plunging, as that typically signals trouble. If your research had suggested that the troubles were temporary, investing could have been worth a shot. But Nortel was struggling, with its cash running out. Youre lucky to have not lost your entire investment. How Stock Ownership WorksQCan you explain how stock investing works? If I own 2 percent of a companys stock and the company earns $100 million, do I get 2 percent of that „ or $2 million? „ C.H., HonoluluAIf you own a companys stock, you are indeed a part owner of it, though usually with a tiny stake. You wont receive your share of its earnings directly, though. Instead, as the company grows more valuable, other investors will want to buy shares, raising the value of yours.Companies can directly send part of their earnings to shareholders, via dividends. And they can buy back shares, which boosts the value of remaining shares. They might also simply plow money into growing the business, which can encourage other investors and make the share price rise.***QWhere can my teenagers learn about money and investing? „ H.G., Kankakee, IllinoisAThey can learn a lot from you, if you share and discuss your financial experiences with them „ and then help them start investing in stocks a little, perhaps via a custodial brokerage account.You might also have your teens read The Motley Fool Investment Guide for TeensŽ by David and Tom Gardner with Selena Maranjian (Touchstone, $16). Younger kids can read Growing MoneyŽ by Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig (Price Stern Sloan, $10); Go! Stock! Go!: A Stock Market Guide for Enterprising Children and Their Curious Parents*Ž by Bennett Zimmerman and Kathy Kamel (The Fourth Way World, $18); or How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!Ž by James McKenna and Jeannine Glista with Matt Fontaine (Workman, $13). You should also tackle The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About MoneyŽ by Ron Lieber (Harper Press, $16).Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolShort-Term SavingsWhen we think of saving and investments, we often default to long-term thinking. But some of the money you sock away should be for the short term „ particularly for possible financial emergencies. If a medical crisis, costly car expense or a job loss unexpectedly occurs and youre not prepared with sufficient short-term savings, you may end up wiped out, or even in bankruptcy. For emergencies or known upcoming expenses (such as vacations and weddings), you have two main choices: 1) Save up and earn interest, or 2) Borrow the money (often via a credit card) and pay interest (at a much higher rate). Clearly, saving is better. Generally, aim to have at least three to six months worth of living expenses in an emergency fund. If its easy for you to find work, three months may be enough. If its not so easy and youre supporting four kids, two elderly parents and six arthritic dogs, you may want to aim for a years worth of expenses. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 7/12 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERIm a young company, born in 2007 to develop games. With my early games hosted on Facebook, where they were quite successful (remember Mafia WarsŽ?), I grew extremely rapidly. My market value topped $10 billion in 2012. It has since retreated and was recently near $3.5 billion. Based in San Francisco, Im a top global gamemaker now, with offerings such as FarmVille,Ž Words With Friends,Ž Hit It Rich! Slots,Ž CSR RacingŽ and a version of poker. More than a billion people have played my games. Im named after a dog that graces my logo. Who am I? (Answer: Zynga)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. 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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 3 by Myles Mellor 1. FPSM L NDMT WYCQD ZNLCNSE GULTDMQ NPS WSUUY, PDZ GLU ZLDE PDZ ILWP FLZ FYCZS NPLM PDZ IDNS! 2. UFNX Z JSAANM TSJF BX FZO VFBXN FZO LNOOSRN OSZM FN USO JBLVBOZXR S PNXBQ SQZS SXM PB JSAA TSJF ASPNQ! 3. NWMGB GWD RKZD VOG JKGMP YKRRDCDZXD VDGNDDZ EFY MZY M XFZYOXGFC? EFY YFDBZG VDPKDJD WDB M XFZYOXGFC! 4. UGD GZJW MSZPKDV PUN UGD ESVDNU NUJPFBDV PFNUJXKDFU. UGD MDSSE VPNZBJDDV. ZJD HEX MZSSPFB KD Z SHJD?Ž UGD GZJW JDUEJUDV. 1. When a tiny corgi started playing the cello, his pal said his Bach was worse than his bite! 2. When I called Bach on his phone his message said he was composing a tenor aria and to call Bach later! 3. Whats the fine but vital difference between God and a conductor? God doesnt believe hes a conductor! 4. The harp claimed its the oldest stringed instrument. The cello disagreed. Are you calling me a lyre?Ž the harp retorted. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some say you can never have too many friends. You can get by with one good friend in life, but take advantage of the current stars and get out there to make a few more on this social day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The question is whether to go soft or draw a hard line. The trick is to employ a little of both. Ultimately, a little more love will solve problems, whatever that means to you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you think fast, you can work fast. Theres a point at which your brain will get tired of the problem. Push past it. The good stu is on the other side, with your second wind. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll deal with a lot of machines today, so much so that youll develop a craving for the human voice, human touch and, yes, human foibles, too. Because without human mistakes, there is no real connection. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Love is so versatile. You can plant it. You can do it. You can give it. You can live it. Today youll experiment with many tones and colors of love and be better for it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Theres this thing called emotional leaning. Its when one person depends on others for a prop up. Paradoxically, the one who can gure out a way to balance and stand alone probably wont have to. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What youre doing is important and worthy of qualied help. Dont pass an aspect of a project on to someone if that person doesnt have a p roven track record. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Todays answer isnt social or interdependent; rather, it speaks to the need to get skills and become self-reliant. Think about what youd ask for, and then nd a way to provide it for yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today features a creative huddle. There is one pretty idea in this mix, and everyone with a brain has it. Compromise and collaboration will be necessary. Even more necessary? Making sure that everyone feels heard. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You dont have to know everything about the situation to have something valuable to add to the discussion. You never know how your point of view will aect the conversation. Chime in and see. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Simplicity, compassion and patience „ those are the qualities that will promote your best interests and coincide most eciently with the best interests of all mankind. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Most of the good thats been done in the world had to do with survival „ the bad, too. If you use principles of mere survival as a guide, the results will be mixed. Aim higher. Living is great, but what are we living for? TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 15). Youve earned the loyalties of those close to you, and now all you have to do is continue in kind and watch your supporters, clients, employers, friends, loved ones and admirers grow in numbers as the social proof compounds. Let yourself benet. Walk through the open doors. Accept help. Allow the love. Aries and Taurus adore y ou. Your luck y numbers are: 10, 40, 22, 25 and 18.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have good relationships with them. The third is a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and we struggle with how to deal with him „ what to do and what to buy him. Any ideas? „ UNSURE IN THE SOUTH DEAR UNSURE: The most important thing you can bring with you on your visit is a heart lled with love, and the determination that your grandson will know you love him. Spending one-on-one time together would make him feel special. Every child needs validation and aection on their journey toward adulthood. With the self-condence it brings, Down syndrome children can live full and happy lives. The questions youre asking me are ones your grandsons parents can answer for you. What he could use and various activities you can share should be easy questions for them to answer. I have printed a wonderful poem on this subject in my column before. It was written by Edna Massimilla, and I think it is timely. Edna is 102 now and still as energetic and with itŽ as ever. Read on: HEAVENS VERY SPECIAL CHILD A meeting was held so far from Earth. It was the time for another birth. The Angels said to the Lord above „ This special child will need much love. For progress may be very slow, Accomplishment may never show. This special child will need much care From the people way down there. This child may not talk, run or play, And thoughts may seem so far away. In many ways will not try to adapt Known as disabled and handicapped. Please be careful where this one is sent. We want this child to be so content. O please, Lord, nd the parents who Will do a very special job for You. They will not realize right away The leading role that they have to play. But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith, and richer love. Soon theyll know the privilege given In caring for their gift from Heaven. Their precious child, so meek and mild Is Heavens very special child.ŽDear 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 an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: This is the best time for backyard barbecues. Food just seems to taste so much better when its cooked outside with family and friends. Here are some steps you should take (particularly if youre new to grilling) to be sure the barbecue is a safe and tasty one. „Where to put your grill. Put a charcoal grill in an open area, away from anything combustible and never on top of dry, brittle grass or plants. If its close to your house, shut windows and doors to make sure cinders dont y inside. „Lighting the coals. Never light coals with gasoline or kerosene because they can cause explosions. Dont add extra starter uid to hot or warm coals because are-ups can be dangerous. Always watch your children and pets. Keep them away from the grill area. „When you are grilling. Dont wear clothing, aprons, shirts or dresses with owing sleeves because they could oat across the grill and catch re. To prevent burns, wear heat-resistant cooking mitts and use long-handled utensils. Place an emergency rst-aid kit near the grill. „When cooking with an open grill and ames. Keep a jug of water or a spray bottle lled with water near for emergencies. You also can keep a re extinguisher close at hand. Dont leave the grill unattended at any time during the party because accidents can happen quickly. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I tried to freeze a cake some time ago, and it turned out soggy. I need to freeze one again. How can I do it successfully? „ Terry from North Carolina Dear Terry: Try this: When you have to freeze a cake, its better to freeze it without the lling or frosting because they will make the cake soggy. 1. Wrap the cake in several layers of plastic after it has cooled completely and then place it into a container so it doesnt get crushed. Be aware that cakes will not freeze completely solid. 2. To thaw the cake, dont take the wrapping o right away. Instead, allow the cake to thaw at room temperature, which could take an hour or so. Note: Unfrosted cakes freeze well for up to three months. Frosted ones will be OK for about one month. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Often, these spots on shower frames are unavoidable because of hard water. They look ugly, but heres a good way to eliminate them. First, mix half household vinegar with half water. Scrub the frame thoroughly, and to clean the corners, dip a toothbrush into the mixture and rub it into the corners. Then dry completely. Polish the frame with a paste wax, like car wax, to prevent the spots from recurring. If you clean the door frame frequently, the buildup will not happen. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Tar becomes sticky in the summer heat. If you suddenly notice black tar stuck to the bottom or sides of your rubber-soled shoes, heres how to remove it: Try to scrape o as much as possible with a disposable plastic knife (be careful not to damage the shoe areas above the rubber). Scrub with warm water and a dishwashing detergent thats good for removing oil and grease. When tar is gone, rinse thoroughly. You also can buy commercial cleaners that can do this job. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are concerned that the eggs in your refrigerator are too old, try this easy test on each one. Heres how: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in 2 cups of cold water in a bowl. Place the eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom, they are fresh. But if they oat to the top, they are not fresh enough to eat. „ HeloiseLove is the best present to give grandson with Down syndromeDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year. Today in history On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the Peoples Republic of China. On this date In 1799 French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. In 1870 Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation as the fifth Canadian province. In 1910 the term Alzheimers diseaseŽ was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book Clinical PsychiatryŽ by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition. In 1932 President Herbert Hoover announced he was slashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to $60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet members salaries by 15 percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year. In 1976 a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.) In 2002 John Walker Lindh, an American whod fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to two felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison. In 2010 after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week. Todays birthdays Author Clive Cussler is 87. Actor Ken Kercheval is 83. Actor Patrick Wayne is 79. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 74. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 72. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 70. Arianna Huffington co-founder of The Huffington Post, is 68. Actress Celia Imrie is 66. Actor Terry OQuinn is 66. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 62. Country singersongwriter Mac McAnally is 61. Model Kim Alexis is 58. Actor Willie Aames is 58. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 55. Actor Kristoff St. John is 52. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 50. Actor Brian Austin Green is 45. Rapper Jim Jones is 42. Actress Diane Kruger is 42. Actress Laura Benanti is 39. Actor Travis Fimmel is 39. Actor Taylor Kinney is 37. Bible verse For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.Ž „ Hosea 6:6. God is more concerned about the motives of our heart than He is about our religious rituals. Truly love the Lord and the rest will fall into place. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) „ A former Ohio man who gained fame from playing corpses in television shows and movies is getting ready to say his final goodbyeŽ and retire. The Columbus Dispatch reports Chuck Lamb says he originally pursued his acting career as a bucket list thing.Ž He dubbed himself the Dead Body GuyŽ in hopes of getting roles and set up a website under that name. His debut was in 2006 on the TV show What I Like About You.Ž The 60-year-old former Galloway resident, credited with 11 on-screen deaths, has been profiled by The New York Times and other news outlets. He says he now believes his story of achievement makes people feel good. Lamb says he would like to be on The Walking DeadŽ before retiring to his Florida home.ODD NEWS Dead Body Guy ready to wrap up acting careeron immigrant families, asylum seekers and those seeking green cards. The administrations attempts to deter Central American families and children from making the trip north are designed to send the message to immigrants „ and Trumps supporters in an election year „ that reaching the United States is going to get harder, and so will getting papers to stay in the country legally. All of these things, I think, are part of a bigger ultimate aim, which is to signi“cantly reduce immigration of all kinds to the United States over the longer term, and in the process, the real desire is to change the character of the country,Ž said Doris Meissner, a former commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Clinton administration. Before departing the White House this week for his European trip, Trump offered his own solution for the government missing a court-mandated deadline to reunite some families: Dont come to our country illegally.Ž The Trump administration announced plans in April to prosecute illegal border crossers with the crime of improper entry, and in doing so, jailed some parents caught on the border and placed their children in government custody. The U.S. government was sued and the public was outraged, prompting Trump to halt the separations. The chaos over the separations has put the administration in the dif“cult position of having to release families with ankle-monitoring bracelets into the public „ a practice Trump has decried „ while at the same time attempting a series of legal maneuvers to argue for tougher enforcement capabilities. Thats because two court cases in California restrict what the government can do in carrying out hardline immigration policies. One requires the government to release immigrant children generally after 20 days in detention. The other has banned the separation of families and placed the government under tight deadlines to reunite parents and children. In an attempt to comply with both rulings, the White House wants to present families with a choice: Stay together in detention or release the child to a government program for immigrant youth for potential placement with a relative while the parent remains locked up. Its unclear whether the administration has enough detention beds to do so, but its looking. Homeland Security has formally requested 12,000 beds for family detention, with 2,000 beds to be made available immediately at U.S. military bases. The Defense Department has said it also received a request to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied immigrant children. Of“cials are also seeking to send immigrants back to their countries sooner and make it harder for them to seek asylum in a backlogged courts system where it can take years to get a ruling. Trump of“cials say too many people are claiming they are persecuted when they are not, adding that only 20 percent of asylum claims are granted. Asylum of“cers tasked with screening immigrants stopped at the border were told this week to heed a recent opinion by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that gang and domestic violence should not generally be a reason for asylum „ reasons cited by many immigrants ”eeing bloodshed in Central America. The result: fewer immigrants will pass these initial screenings that enable them to seek asylum before an immigration judge, said Megan Brewer, an immigration attorney in Los Angeles and former asylum of“cer. If they dont comply, all their decisions are going to be sent back to them,Ž she said. The average of“cer will go with the path of least resistance.Ž Immigrants in the country legally also face new hurdles under various policies. Since taking of“ce, the administration has ended protected status for hundreds of thousands of people from countries recovering from war and natural disasters, slashed the number of refugees allowed into the United States and said it will seek to strip the U.S. citizenship of those suspected of cheating to get it. And applicants for green cards and other immigration bene“ts are facing longer waits and more detailed questions. Immigration on the Southwest border has changed over the years. Previously there were far more people coming, with more than “ve times the number of border patrol apprehensions in 2000 than during the most recent “scal year. More immigrants also came from Mexico than Central America „ which made it easier for U.S. authorities to send them back. Far fewer were children or families. A number of immigration experts contend the arrival of Central American immigrants on the border is not a crisis „ except of the administrations making. Immigrant advocates said ankle bracelets and community-based programs can be used to ensure immigrants attend court hearings where a judge will determine whether theyre allowed to stay in the country or should be deported. They said its much cheaper and more appropriate since detention isnt meant to be punitive but to ensure court attendance. Rather, they said resources should be devoted to bee“ng up the overwhelmed immigration court system to help those genuinely ”eeing violence get their cases heard quicker and weed out those who arent.IMMIGRATIONFROM PAGE 1 The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,Ž Trump tweeted, asking why they didnt do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?Ž It was Trumps “rst response to indictments announced Friday in Washington against 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers who allegedly hacked into the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trumps Democratic rival, and the Democratic Party, and released tens of thousands of emails in a sweeping Kremlin conspiracy to help Trump. Trump denies that he or any campaign aides were involved with the Russian campaign and repeatedly dismisses the ongoing investigation that produced Fridays indictments as a witch hunt.Ž Trump told reporters he plans to raise election meddling with Putin but said he doesnt expect Putin to ever accept blame. I will absolutely bring that up. I dont think youll have any Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me,Ž Trump said Friday, referring to Putin. Leading Democratic senators asked Trump in a letter Saturday to scrap the summit if he was not prepared to make Russias attack on our election the top issue you will discuss.Ž And John McCain, a leading Republican senator and Trump critic, said Trump must hold Putin accountable or not proceed with the meeting. But Trumps chief diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told journalists traveling with him that he was con“dent the meeting would put America in a better place.Ž Trumps tweets also targeted CNN, mocking the American cable channels president, Jeff Zucker, as Little Jeff ZŽ and knocking its election coverage following the presidents spat with a CNN correspondent at a news conference Friday in England. So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the “rst time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didnt!Ž Acosta had objected to Trump dismissing the news outlet as fake news.Ž In fact, CNN reported on the exchange of words and interviewed Acosta on air about what happened. Acosta also replied to Trump on Twitter. Takedown? I dont think so. Perhaps we should even the playing “eld next time and you can take my question. (Youre right about one thing.. I am a nice guy),Ž Acosta said Saturday. Trumps repeated attacks on the news media while overseas „ he also lashed out at NBC News and The Sun newspaper during Fridays news conference „ has alarmed free speech advocates, especially as Trump is set to hold a joint press availability Monday with Putin, whose country is known for being deeply hostile to a free press. White House Correspondents Association President Margaret Talev said in a statement that saying a news organization isnt real doesnt change the facts and wont stop us from doing our jobs.Ž Trumps decision to stay yet again at a property he owns „ and has repeatedly advertised during the trip „ caught the attention of ethics experts, who say he should not pro“t off the presidency.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOU.S. President Donald Trump plays golf under tight security at Turnberry golf club, in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, July. A dozen demonstrators have staged a protest picnic on the beach in front of the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland where President Donald Trump is spending the weekend with the rst lady. Theresa May, I think I would have a very good relationship with Putin if we spend time together.Ž A day earlier in Brussels, Trump did say he would raise the election issue with Putin, but also said: I dont think youll have any Gee, I did it, I did it. You got me! There wont be Perry Mason here, I dont think. But I will absolutely, “rmly ask the question.Ž Trump also has expressed little interest in continuing the harsh U.S. criticism of Russian activities in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere, and of Russias human rights record. In fact, hes raised doubts about U.S. demands for Russia to return to Ukraine the territory of Crimea it annexed in 2014, and has suggested a bargain could be in the works for Russias ally Bashar Assad to remain in power inde“nitely in Syria. Contrast that with the messaging of the State Department. Under Trump, the department has issued regular stinging critiques of Russia, including on human rights and press freedom. Those have been sustained since former CIA Director Mike Pompeo was installed as top U.S. diplomat in April and despite the presidents growing calls for friendship with Putin. Ahead of Russias national day on June 12, Pompeo said the United States honors the citizens of the Russian Federation and their aspirations for the democratic principles of universal freedom, civil liberties, and the rule of law.Ž On July 6, department spokeswoman Heather Nauert condemned the selective targetingŽ by Russia of U.S.-funded news organizations. And this Thursday the department criticized a pattern of intimidation and violence against those who express dissent across Russia.Ž Pompeo has also been steadfast in his support of NATO. While Trump was questioning the commitment of NATO allies at this past weeks summit in Brussels, where leaders agreed on modest steps to improve military readiness in Europe, principally to counter Russia, Pompeo was lauding the 29-nation grouping as the most successful alliance in history.Ž Pompeo also warned in a tweet: Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protect.Ž Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been no less critical of Russia and its attempts to weaken or entirely subvert trans-Atlantic alliances. Putin seeks to shatter NATO,Ž he told graduates of the U.S. Naval War College last month. He aims to diminish the appeal of the Western democratic model and attempts to undermine Americas moral authority. His actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.Ž Measure that against Trumps suggestion at a rancorous summit of the Group of Seven last month in Canada that the leading industrialized countries include Russia in their elite grouping of democracies „ a suggestion that got short shrift from the other nations. And as Trump has talked about bringing Putin back into the international fold, the Treasury Department has continued to impose sanctions on various Russian of“cials, companies and businessmen. Days after the G-7, the Treasury blacklisted “ve Russian companies and three individuals, some of whom are accused of directly supporting Russias intelligence agency in its efforts to carry out cyberattacks, including intrusions into Americas energy grid and threats to underwater cables that transmit much of the worlds communications data.POLICYFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE


Sunday, July 15, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Hockey 3 | Golf 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Tennis 6 | World Cup 6 SPIETHWith past experiences, theres no doubt in Spieths mind he can overcome adversity at Carnoustie. Page 3TIMES Tampa Bay Rays first baseman C.J. Cron (44) is showered with a cooler while giving an interview after the Rays 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday in St. Petersburg. TIMES Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, shown last year at a speaking engagement in Tampa, said he knows Jameis Winston has a good heartŽ but needs to make better decisions. adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018MLB : Rays Picking the Rays “ rst-half MVP By MARC TOPKIN Tampa Bay TimesMINNEAPOLIS „ Well start with some free advice for the Rays marketing folks: Find a way to play off those old Dos Equis beer commercials and pitch this squad as the most interesting team in baseball.Ž Between the innovative, odd and still-hard-toexplain pitching plan; streaky record; roster reconstruction and ongoing renovations; personalities, back stories and hair styles of key players; hairgraying number of close games; youth, athleticism and exuberance of the roster; and, oh yeah, a winning record going into the All-Star break, name me a more intriguing group. Heres a look back at some of the highs and lows:Most Valuable PlayerReflective of the teams success to this point, there is no simple answer. You could say LHP Blake Snell, who has been the best individual performer (and, for those into WAR, ranks highest by far at 4.2) and the one constant in the everevolving rotation. You could say AllStar C Wilson Ramos, who has been the biggest threat in the lineup, leads the team in RBIs (51), OPS (.829) and batting average with runners in scoring position (.355), and has lent a hand to the pitchers. You could say INF/ OF Daniel Robertson, whose combination of consistently high quality at-bats (team-best .386 on-base percentage), stunningly slick defense and positional versatility is invaluable. But this has been an odd season so it results in an odd choice, which is the pitching staff overall. How in the world is this By GREG AUMAN Tampa Bay TimesThe selection process for a Mount Rushmore of former Bucs players„ part of a project from the Times Sports department that includes an overall Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay athletes „ is first incredibly easy, and then exceedingly difficult. Three spots are, as they say, set in stone. The fourth? Not so easy to carve out. Is there room for a fifth in there?Lee Roy SelmonThe first draft pick in the teams first season in 1976, he became an icon in the community and a Pro Football Hall of Famer. Hes beloved enough we still pay to drive on the expressway that carries his name, and were now mourning the loss of the restaurant that did the same. The tough defense the franchise is best known for started with No. 63, from the very beginning.Warren SappAnother Pro Football Hall of Famer, Sapp was the brash, confident front of Tampa Bays dominant defense, both leading up to and in their Super Bowl win against the Raiders in January 2003. He finished his career in Oakland, but had 77 sacks with the Bucs, along with seven The Mount Rushmore of BucsBy GREG AUMAN Tampa Bay Times Former Bucs coach and current NFL analyst Tony Dungy said Friday that quarterback Jameis Winstons three-game suspension is disappointing, but he still hopes the 24-year-old can learn from his mistakes moving forward. Obviously, its disappointing, and you never want to have your leader not there and available for the team,Ž said Dungy, who is promoting a new line of childrens books he has written with his wife Lauren. Im sure hes disappointed about that, too. I think time will tell in how he handles it. You hope this comes through loud and clear and he says, Im never going to put myself, my family, my team in this position again. Its a tough one, and something you dont like to see. I think time will tell here.Ž The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach still calls Tampa home and said he has talked with Winston quite a bitŽ in the three years since he was drafted. Dungy said he sees that Winston is active in the community, especially with children, but said he needs to send a consistent message in his actions. I know he has a good heart. He wants to do the right thing,Ž Dungy said. Hes very aware of his role as a leader, his role as someone kids need to look up to. I think he knows the right things to do. Now he just needs to follow through on that with good decision-making.Ž Winston was suspended three games last month after a sevenmonth NFL investigation found that a female Uber drivers accusation that he groped her during a March 2016 ride was consistent and credible.Ž The investigation determined that Winston touched her in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.Ž He apologized to his fans, teammates and the Bucs for letting them downŽ with his suspension. Dungy said when he was a coach, he would talk regularly with his team about the importance of making good decisions off the field, knowing a Tony Dungy on Winston: He knows the right things to doNFL: BUCCANEERS By BRIAN HALLAssociated PressMINNEAPOLIS „ Kevin Cash didnt want to jinx the roll the Tampa Bay hitters were on, so he just stayed at his spot in the dugout and didnt say a word. The Rays manager didnt need to say anything. The hitters had everything under control. Jake Bauers homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs, Carlos Gomez homered and had two RBIs, and Tampa Bay scored 15 times in the final three innings to rally past the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday. I just watched, man,Ž Cash said. I dont talk to hitters. I dont look at hitters. I dont say anything. I let (hitting coach Chad Mottola) handle that.Ž C.J. Cron hit a tworun homer and Jesus Sucre, who entered in the sixth for injured catcher Wilson Ramos, drove in two runs for the Rays. They posted seasonhighs in runs and tied a season-high with 20 hits. Tampa Bay entered the game 2-34 this season when trailing after six innings. Part fun, part exhausting,Ž said the rookie Bauers, who is Rays score 15 in “ nal three innings to beat TwinsMLB: Rays 19, Twins 6SEE RAYS, 3 SEE DUNGY, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE MVP, 3


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Yankees at Cleveland 4 p.m. MLB All-Star Futures Game, at Washington NBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. ESPN Summer League, Playoffs, quarterfinal, Detroit-Chicago winner vs. L.A. Lakers, at Las Vegas 6 p.m. ESPN2 Summer League, Playoffs, quarterfinal, Cleveland-Houston winner vs. TorontoCharlotte winner, at Las Vegas 8 p.m. ESPN2 Summer League, Playoffs, quarterfinal, Miami-Boston winner vs. Portland, at Las Vegas 10 p.m. ESPN2 Summer League, Playoffs, quarterfinal, Philadelphia-Milwaukee winner vs. MemphisUtah winner, at Las Vegas SOCCER 11 a.m. FOX FIFA World Cup, final, France vs. Croatia, at Moscow 2 p.m. FOX MLS, Seattle at Atlanta United 6 p.m. ESPN MLS, Portland at Los Angeles FC SOFTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN USA Softball International Cup, championship game, at Irvine, Calif. TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN Wimbledon Championships, mens final and mixed doubles final, at London 3 p.m. ABC Wimbledon Championships, mens final, at London (same-day tape) TRACK & FIELD 6 p.m. NBCSN IAFF, World Cup, Day 2, at London WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA Chicago at New York 5 p.m. NBA Phoenix at Indiana 7 p.m. NBA Connecticut at MinnesotaBy TOM JONES Tampa Bay TimesThe Lightning just celebrated its 25th anniversary season „ long enough to have a Mount Rushmore. Here it is:Marty St. Louis (2000-14)St. Louis is the alltime franchise leader in points and the only Lightning player to make the Hall of Fame after spending the bulk of his career in Tampa Bay. His overtime goal in the 2004 finals remains the greatest moment in franchise history, and his number hangs from the rafters at Amalie Arena.Vinny Lecavalier (1998-2013)Despite St. Louis accolades, if you ask any Lightning fan to name the all-time face of the franchise and the answer might be unanimous: Vinny Lecavalier. Hes the franchises all-time leader in games played and was a fourtime all-star in Tampa Bay. He was the Lightnings first, dare we say, superstar.Steven Stamkos (2008-present)Theres no doubt that Steven Stamkos is a superstar. Despite two serious leg injuries, as well as a life-threatening blood clot, Stamkos has been one of the games elite goal-scorers during his 10-year career. Barring unforeseen circumstances, he will eventually go down the franchises all-time leader in games, goals and points.Brian Bradley (199298)The guy who knocked Dave Andreychuck off the mount? We go with Tampa Bays first all-star: Brian Bradley. His Lightning career wasnt that long. Just six seasons, cut short by concussions. Still, he was the Lightnings first-ever all-star in 1993, which was his 42-goal season during the Lightnings inaugural campaign. He still ranks fourth in franchise history in points-per-game average at 0.91.Missed the mountLets start with the most difficult omission. That would be The Captain. Ultimately, the reason Andreychuk didnt make the cut is because he spent only four of his 23 NHL seasons in Tampa Bay. He had a big impact here. Maybe the Lightning doesnt win the Cup without him. Still, his short tenure and absence on the Lightning all-time records leaders has him just missing. Brad Richards would not have looked out of place. And, if we do this list in 10 years, Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov will make strong cases. Editors Note: News of Lightning great Marty St. Louis impending induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame got those of us in the Times sports department thinking: If Tampa Bay had a Mount Rushmore of sports, who would be on it? You can read columnist Tom Jones answer to that here, but we didnt want to stop there. We also picked Mount Rushmores for each major league franchise in our market, a bay-area colleges Mount and one for individual sports.The Mount Rushmore fo r the Lightning revealed Staff ReportA night after their comeback effort fell one run short, the Charlotte Stone Crabs left no doubt, capitalizing on six errors in Saturdays 8-2 road win over Jupiter. After a 1-2-3 offensive inning to open the game, the bats werent quiet for long as the Stone Crabs (46-44) piled on three runs in the second inning. Two errors loaded the bases for left fielder Jake Fraley and another, a fielding error by Hammerhead first baseman Lazaro Alonzo, scored third basemanTristan Gray from third. With the next atbat, catcher Rene Pinto grounded out, but brought home second baseman Jermaine Palaciois to give Charlotte a 2-0 lead. The final run of the inning came on a sacrifice-fly from Joey Roach scoring Fraley. The Stone Crabs dipped into the bullpen in the third inning with Kenny Rosenberg replacing starter Trevor Charpie. Rosenberg (7-1) earned the win, throwin g six innin g s allowin g two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Charlotte kept up the offensive firepower and added two runs in the third. Palacios singled on a ground ball to left fielder Jhonny Santos, but it was deflected by center fielder Aaron Knapp allowing Gray to score. Gray has scored multiple runs in backto-back games against the Hammerheads (48-43). Fraley then brought around Palacios on an RBI-double to stretch the lead to 5-0. Fraley went 2 for 3 with two RBIs on the night. In the bottom of the fourth, Jupiters James Nelson reached on a throwing error on an attempted force out at second allowing Knapp to score. In the following inning, the Hammerheads cut the deficit to three when Roy Morales stole home. But the offensive push didnt last long. The Stone Crabs created separation in the top of the eighth off a threerun homer from Josh Lowe, his lone hit in five atbats.Error-“ lled night for Jupiter fuels Stone Crabs routBASEBALL NHL: LIGHTNING TIMES FILESThe Lightnings Mount Rushmore (from left): Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Brian Bradley. LAS VEGAS „ The NBA Summer League is nearing its elite eight. The quarterfinals would be set by the end of play Saturday, and it will include at least a couple of surprises. Toronto, the No. 29 seed that was winless in the preliminary round, has put together two straight wins in the tournament and will face 12th-seeded Cleveland and rookie Collin Sexton, who like Lonzo Ball last year is a highly touted point guard trying to win a summer title. Detroit, the No. 25 seed in the 30-team field, is also still alive. Saturdays results:Cavaliers 92, Rockets 87Collin Sexton shook off a 5-for-17 night to score 17 points for the Cavaliers (4-1). The No. 8 pick in the draft had scored 25 in the first round of the tournament. Scoochie Smith also scored 17, Jamel Artis had 13 and Billy Preston 12 for Cleveland. Danuel House finished with 30 points for the fifth-seeded Rockets (4-1) in their first loss of the summer.Raptors 87, Hornets 84, OTRawle Alkins made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 32 seconds left in overtime and finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors (2-3). Rookie Malachi Richardson added 14 points. Dwayne Bacon had 28 points and rookie Miles Bridges added 18 points and 11 rebounds despite shooting just 5 for 20 from the field for the Hornets (3-2).Celtics 74, Heat 72Pierria Henry scored 15 points and Guerschon Yabusele had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the 10th-seeded Celtics (4-1). They advanced to meet second-seeded Portland. Boston turned to its defense again, limiting Miami to fewer than 20 points in all but the fourth quarter, when the Heat scored 22. Derrick Walton Jr. finished with 15 points for the Heat (2-3), but missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the No. 6 seed to the quarterfinals.Pistons 72, Bulls 66Henry Ellenson scored 21 points and No. 25-seeded Detroit (3-2) advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against the top-seeded Lakers. Antonio Blakeney scored 24 points for the Bulls (2-3). Rookie Chandler Hutchison had 11 points for the No. 24 seeds. The Associated PressNBA: SUMMER LEAGUENBA Summer League nears its elite 8 as tourney continuesAP PHOTOGiven time, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov could make a strong case to make the mount.


The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 SP Page 3group doing this well? Seriously. Theyve been using just three, and sometimes two, traditional starters. Guys who are relievers as starters „ or, in the proper lexicon, openers „ and guys who are starters as relievers. Roles have become amorphic, and somewhat abolished. 2. Robertson 3. RamosMost pleasant surpriseIn what was otherwise a dramatically busy offseason, the Rays biggest moves at the winter meetings were acquiring fringe middle infielders on three consecutive days. Ryan Schimpf didnt make it out of spring training. Micah Johnson has been at TripleA Durham all year with a sub.-200 average. And Joey Wendle has been one of the top rookies in the American League. Hes hit (.273), run, and played second, third, short and, now, leftfield „ all well. Theres a couple of infielders in New York and a two-way star in Anaheim that will keep Wendle from getting Rookie of the Year votes, but hes turned out to be a keeper. 2. Ryne Stanek. Hed shown the stuff to be successful, but seemed to lack confidence, even earlier this season. But since sliding into the opener role in late May and cutting loose with his 98-mph fastball from pitch one, hes become a dominant force in early and late innings. 3. Matt Duffy. He was a pretty good player before the Rays traded for him in August 2016, but no one was sure what hed be like after missing all of 2017 with injury. His .309 average, eighth in the AL going into the weekend, and sturdy glove provided the answer. Runners-up: LHP Ryan Yarbrough, RHP Sergio Romo, 1B/DH C.J. CronBiggest disappointmentIf you would have told me in March this was going to be a choice between their best pitcher and their best position player, I would have told you this was a terribly bad season. But, alas, the Rays are doing surprisingly well, and opening day starter RHP Chris Archer and lineup catalyst CF Kevin Kiermaier have thus far had little to do with it. Archer got off to a rough start (2-3, 5.64 in nine games), then started pitching better (1-1, 1.14 in four), then got hurt and missed five weeks, then made a messy return. Kiermaier got off to an even worse start (.163 average, .483 OPS in 12 games), then got hurt and missed two-plus months, then came back, maybe too soon, and did even worse (.127, .456 in 14 games) before warming in the last week, hitting .171 overall. The bigger disappointment? Thats tough, but Id have to say Archer based on how badly the Rays needed him early in the season given the injuries and other issues in the rotation. 2. Kiermaier 3. Carlos Gomez. The hustle and energy helps, but they were expecting more than a .206 average, .619 OPS, two errors and other misplays, eight outs on the bases.For openersThe Rays seemed to be going outside the box when Cash mentioned in spring training they wouldnt have a fifth starter but would use regularly scheduled bullpen days. They went a bit further when Nathan Eovaldi got hurt right before opening day and they went with three starters and two bullpen days in five. And in mid-May, well, they pretty much blew up the box, torched convention and turned the baseball world upside down, using a reliever as an openerŽ „ to get the first three-six outs „ then bringing in a converted starter to work the bulk of the innings, or a series of multi-inning relievers based on the game situation. Theyve done it 19 times so far, and while they are 9-10 in those games (opened by Romo, Stanek, Jonny Venters and Hunter Wood), the concept „ to allow the second pitcher to come in facing the bottom part of the order, and potentially stay in longer as the lineup flips around „ seems to be working. The Rays have a 3.26 ERA in those games, the pitchers following the opener 3.08. Bigger picture, since debuting the opener May 19, the Rays have the lowest ERA in the majors at 2.81.Oddities€ Romo has pitched in innings 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 this season. Surely there is a third inning for him. € Robertson has started at all nine spots in the batting order and five positions. € Grab a large asterisk, but Stanek, as the opener, set major-league records with eight straight scoreless starts (better than Zack Greinke, Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale) and four hitless starts (better than, among others, Sandy Koufax). € Three position players have pitched (Johnny Field, Robertson, Jesus Sucre), two pitchers have pinch-run (Eovaldi, Wood) and one pitcher has played first base for a batter (Jose Alvarado). € Forty-three different players have been used overall; 27 have pitched, including a team seasonrecord tying 14 as starters. € Rays pitchers had no shutouts in the first 51 games and eight in the next 42. € Venters in April threw his first big-league pitch since Oct. 5, 2012 and in May got his first save since August 2011.Lets go streakingMore than anything else, the Rays have been streaky. Up and down. In their first 92 games, they have had eight streaks of at least five straight Ws or Ls. That includes two eight-game losing streaks and an eightgame winning streak.Close shavesCash has never been more right than when he said theyd play a lot of close games. How close? How about 40.9 percent decided by one run? (The MLB average is 27.6, and that would be even lower if you took the Rays out of it.) Thats a majors-most 38 one-run games, and though they lost a majors-high 21, they are getting better, winning seven of the last nine. Still, thats nearly half their losses by one run. Also, six 1-0 games (3-3), most of all teams.Rays rumblingsThe Astros, as expected, have reportedly shown interest in Ramos, while the Nats, who are already on him, are now also eyeing Eovaldi. ƒ Senior VP Chaim Blooms name has come up in media reports as a potential candidate for the Mets GM job. ƒ. Better hair for openers, Stanek or Wood? ƒ One selfish takeaway from the Rays stadium reveal „ the press box, as in some other new stadiums, would move up the third-base line rather than behind home plate. ƒ Also, of note, asked about the financial benefits of a new stadium, principal owner Stuart Sternberg said, its not so much about the value of the franchise because I dont plan on selling it.Ž „Contact Marc Topkin at Follow @TBTimes_RaysMVPFrom Page 1 Pro Bowl seasons and four nods as a first-team All-Pro.Derrick BrooksLike Selmon, as beloved in the community as on the field, deservedly joining teammate Sapp in Canton. Brooks was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 when the Bucs won their only Super Bowl championship. He played 221 games, made 11 Pro Bowls and was a five-time first-team AllPro selection, but fans will remember him best holding the ball high as he went in for a clinching pick-six touchdown with 1:18 left in the Super Bowl.John LynchAnother huge foundational part of the Bucs defense under Tony Dungy and in the Super Bowl, Lynch earned a reputation as a hard hitter when the game still embraced it. He finished his career in Denver and is now the 49ers general manager, but Bucs fans know No. 47 for his 23 career interceptions, setting the tone with smart, physical play in the secondary. You could make a strong case for Ronde Barber as a fourth Bucs player on the teams Rushmore. Barber had an amazing longevity, and perhaps the single greatest moment in Bucs history, with his interception to seal a win over Philadelphia and lock up a trip to the Super Bowl. His rare combination of interceptions (47, eight returned for TDs) and sacks (28) may eventually get him to Canton before Lynch even. It seems inarguable that a Bucs Rushmore would be entirely on defense, as the franchises stars have been tilted to that side of the ball. The best quarterbacks had their biggest success elsewhere. Perhaps Mike Evans can pile up enough 1,000-yard seasons and incredible catches to someday stake a claim to a spot there, or Jameis Winston if he can push through off-field problems and lead the team back to the playoffs and national relevance.BUCSFrom Page 1 single negative action can outweigh much more positive work by a person or a team as a whole in a community. Its something I used to talk to my players about quite a bit,Ž Dungy said. Hey, we have 53 guys on the team. Fifty-two of them are going to do great things we wont hear about very much. If one person has a negative, thats what were going to hear. So dont be the person with the negative. Its the same thing with an individual. You can do 52 great things, but if you do one bad thing, it ruins everything else. You have to be extremely careful when youre in the public eye and understand its consistency and doing the right things that are important. We all have things wed like to take back in our lives. You dont get to take them back when youre in the public eye, so you have to be very careful.Ž Dungy said he expects that Bucs ownership and leadership have made it clear with Winston what they expect from their players, and hopes the entire roster has a better understanding of that moving forward. Im sure theyve had a conversation with Jameis, and probably with everybody on the team: This is where we are, this is what we expect,Ž Dungy said. You do hope that everybody grows from this and learns from it.ŽDUNGYFrom Page 1TIMES FILESHeres our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football (from left): Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. hitting .398 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his past seven games. I dont think anyone in here wanted to lose three straight, let alone the series if we do drop that game.Ž Jamie Schultz (1-0) earned his first major league win with 2 ‡ hitless innings in relief as the Rays overcame a short start by Chris Archer. Zach Duke (3-3) gave up three runs and managed to retire just two batters in relief of Minnesota starter Jose Berrios. Eddie Rosario had three hits and two RBIs, but the Twins fell for the second time in nine games on their current homestand. Six of Tampa Bays runs scored with two outs. We tried to stay close the best we could,Ž Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. We just couldnt get that last pitch to get off the field and give us a chance to keep it within striking distance. And then obviously the old 5-5-5 area code at the end was a little bit too much.Ž Berrios, who is headed to his first All-Star game next week, gave up six runs for the second time in four starts. It was one of those days I felt strong,Ž Berrios said. Im healthy. Im feeling good out there the first few innings, but thats kind of how it went today.Ž Matt Duffy, Mallex Smith and Adeiny Hechavarria all had three hits for the Rays. Duffy later left the game after twisting his ankle on a swing in the eighth, but Cash said he was removed because of the score and is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday.RAYSFrom Page 1By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressThe scenes were nothing alike and wildly memorable. Both started with a tee shot that sailed some 60 yards to the right during the final round of the British Open, and thats where the similarities end. Seve Ballesteros didnt have to take a penalty drop from near the front tire of a black car in a parking lot at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. He had a two-shot lead, and once he dropped his ball away from the cars, he had a short iron onto the green. The great Spaniard went on to capture his first major championship in 1979, and he was jokingly referred to as the Car Park Champion.Ž Jordan Spieth? He became the Driving Range ChampionŽ at Royal Birkdale, and it was no joke. Spieth already had lost his three-shot lead in the final round last year when his drive on the 13th hole flew well to the right toward the dunes, hit a spectator in the head and wound up in a bush. Spieth had no shot, and really no place to drop that improved his chances. His best option was to go back to the tee and play his third shot. But wait. Is the range out of bounds?Ž Spieth asked. The rest was a blur, until he arrived home in Dallas with the claret jug and watched replays for the first time. I could help but turn on the final round, and actually fast-forward until the tee shot on 13. I didnt watch the first 12 holes,Ž Spieth said. For me, it went by pretty quickly because it was, OK, decision here, decision here, now I need to drop here. But with the coverage, with the commercials, and then they come back and it seems like we havent even moved, it was like, Man, that really did take a long time. That was kind of tough to watch.Ž The ending was remarkable. Once it was determined the range was in play, Spieth hit 3-iron over the dunes toward a green he couldnt see, coming up just short. He pitched that delicately over a pot bunker and made the putt for a bogey. And then it was pure Spieth after that. He nearly holed his tee shot on the par-3 14th with a 6-iron for birdie. He made a 50-foot eagle putt on the 15th, a 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th, an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th and just like that, he was three legs home to a career Grand Slam. After the 13th hole, everything went slower to me than whats on TV,Ž he said. So its kind of this flip based on what I was watching and how I was feeling. For me, it was this whole regrouping and remotivating and resetting a goal. And all that kind of took place pretty quickly in real time.Ž Spieth rarely makes it easy on himself. Of his three majors, only his wire-to-wire, four-shot victory at the 2015 Masters lacked any real drama.British Open title shows Spieth can handle about anythingGOLF: THE OPEN MLB: All-Star weekend By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. Ask former Republican congressman Tom Davis about the prospect of President Donald Trump throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, and the pageantry of the office isnt the first thing that comes to mind. Its very disruptive when a president comes to a game because they stop all the traffic. People cant get in the gates,Ž said Davis, a Nationals seasonticket holder. Hes also familiar with Trumps preference for friendly crowds, noting the president got just 4 percent of the vote inside the Washington city limits in 2016. Trumps anticipated absence Tuesday night would allow Nationals Park to perform its usual role for elected officials and other political figures: as a bipartisan oasis where differences are set aside while everyone frets about bullpen moves and Bryce Harpers approach at the plate. Trump would have a good enough excuse for skipping the game: Hell have just returned from a trip to Europe, including his much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before the Midsummer Classic. From Taft to Nixon, before Washington left for good the second time, every president threw out a first pitch at least one timeŽ in the nations capital, said Frederic Frommer, author of You Gotta Have Heart,Ž a history of Washington baseball.Politics play at Nationals Park, but thats not Trumps game 2 0 1 8 0 7 1 5 s p r t 0 3 p d f 1 1 5 J u l 1 8 0 2 : 3 3 : 3 5


Page 4 SP Sunday, July 15, 2018 / The SunAMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston6730.691„„9-1W-133-1334-17 NewYork6232.6603„6-4W-133-1329-19 TampaBay4946.5161796-4W-126-1723-29 Toronto4351.45722144-6L-124-2519-26 Baltimore2769.28139313-7W-115-3312-36 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5143.543„„4-6L-130-1921-24 Minnesota4350.4627148-2L-128-2215-28 Detroit4057.41212192-8L-625-2315-34 Chicago3262.34019253-7L-118-2914-33 KansasCity2767.28724302-8W-111-3516-32 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6434.653„„7-3W-232-2032-14 Seattle5837.6114„4-6L-231-1727-20 Oakland5342.558957-3L-124-2129-21 LosAngeles4847.50514105-5L-124-2324-24 Texas4155.42722173-7L-119-2822-27 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5341.564„„6-4L-130-1623-25 Atlanta5142.54812-8L-224-2027-22 Washington4748.495655-5L-222-2425-24 NewYork3954.41913125-5W-219-3120-23 Miami4057.41214135-5W-122-2818-29 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago5338.582„„7-3W-128-1525-23 Milwaukee5542.5671„3-7L-530-1825-24 St.Louis4746.505744-6L-323-2424-22 Pittsburgh4749.490867-3W-528-2419-25 Cincinnati4352.4531296-4W-221-2622-26 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5242.553„„7-3W-327-2325-19 Arizona5343.552„„5-5W-226-2327-20 Colorado4945.521338-2W-321-2328-22 SanFrancisco5046.521335-5W-231-1719-29 SanDiego4057.41213133-7L-320-2920-28 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLREDSOX6,BLUEJAYS2,10INN. 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Runnersmovedup„Solarte,Diaz.FIDP„ Holt,Leon.GIDP„Holt. DP„Toronto3(Diaz,GurrielJr.,Smoak), (Pillar,GurrielJr.),(Hernandez,Smoak). T ORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Gaviglio3.14 111256 4.58 Mayza1.21001332 2.81 S antos21 000118 7.88 Biagini,H,311 000217 5.65 Clippard12 110126 3.15 Rowley,L,0-1.12 4310 1181.00 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez5.14 000567 3.44 Hembree,H,12.20 001011 3.89 Kelly.22 221018 4.31 Barnes1.11 002338 2.36 Workman10 000212 1.65 Kimbrel,W,2-110 001220 1.82 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hembree1-0, Barnes2-1. Umpires„Home,MikeMuchlinskiFirst, A drianJohnsonSecond,TrippGibsonThird, BrianGorman. T „3:32.A„36,390(37,731).RAYS19,TWINS6 T AMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf622202.179 Duffy3b513101.316 Robertson3b111100.257 Bauers1b542411.264 Ramosc311200.297 S ucrec200200.209 Choidh300002.220 b-Cronph-dh221210.254 W endle2b402210.280 Gomezrf422201.216 S mithlf433110.279 Hechavarriass533000.260 T OTALS4419201947 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauerdh410111.273 Rosariolf513200.307 Dozier2b300021.228 Escobar3b402201.274 c-Garverph100001.253 Polancoss501002.260 Keplerrf-cf411112.228 A drianza1b311021.263 Cavecf200001.315 a-Grossmanph-rf311001.252 W ilsonc412001.177 T OTALS386116612 T AMPABAY000400555„19202 MINNESOTA010014000„6110 a-singledforCaveinthe6th.b-pinchhit f orChoiinthe7th.c-struckoutforEscobar inthe9th. E„Duffy(8),Wendle(3).LOB„TampaBay 4,Minnesota11.2B„Bauers(13),Ramos (14),Gomez(11),Smith2(15),Rosario (24).3B„Wendle(4).HR„Cron(19),off BelisleGomez(8),offAstudilloBauers (5),offAstudilloKepler(11),offArcher. RBIs„Kiermaier2(10),Duffy(27),Bauers 4(18),Ramos2(53),Wendle2(27),Gomez 2(23),Smith(20),Sucre2(9),Cron2(49), Robertson(26),Mauer(28),Rosario2(58), Escobar2(57),Kepler(36).CS„Duffy(4). S F„Sucre. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Tampa Bay3(Kiermaier,Gomez,Hechavarria) Minnesota4(Escobar,Polanco,Grossman 2).RISP„TampaBay11for20Minnesota4 f or11. Runnersmovedup„Hechavarria,Choi, S ucre,Kiermaier. DP„Minnesota1(Wilson,Polanco). T AMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA A rcher4.15 211793 4.29 Castillo.21 000112 1.74 Kolarek15 4411 2410.80 S chultz,W,1-02.20 003353 4.76 Romo.1000107 3.92 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios66 663594 3.68 Duke,L,3-3.23331020 3.38 Pressly.10 00015 3.74 Belisle16 550126 7.43 A studillo15 5500 3545.00 Berriospitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Castillo2-1, Romo2-0,Duke2-2,Pressly1-0.HBP„ Berrios(Gomez).WP„Duke. Umpires„Home,JamesHoyeFirst,Ryan A dditonSecond,QuinnWolcottThird,Jeff Kellogg. T „3:45.A„25,094(38,649).ROYALS5,WHITESOX0KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b412001.307 Bonifaciorf422300.306 Moustakas3b400001.250 Perezc412200.221 Duda1b400003.233 Dozierdh401001.211 Gordonlf400002.244 Orlandocf411000.181 Escobarss301001.199 T OTALS3559509 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. A ndersonss401001.246 Garciarf-2b401000.279 A breu1b301012.256 Davidsondh401002.220 S mithc301010.321 Moncada2b101010.232 Palkalf200000.224 LaMarrelf-rf400002.262 S anchez3b400000.256 Engelcf300002.221 a Tilson p h100001.264 TOTALS33060310 KANSASCITY200010020„590 CHICAGO000000000„060 a-struckoutforEngelinthe9th. LOB„KansasCity3,Chicago9.3B„ Bonifacio(1).HR„Bonifacio(1),offLopez Perez(13),offLopez.RBIs„Bonifacio3(8), Perez2(41).SB„Merri“eld(17),Escobar (4). Runnersleftinscoringposition„KansasCity 2(Moustakas2)Chicago7(Abreu,LaMarre 2,Sanchez2,Palka2).RISP„KansasCity1 for6Chicago0for8. Runnersmovedup„Smith. KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Duffy,W,5-874 0038114 4.59 Hammel12 000017 6.15 Peralta10 000218 1.04 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,4-77.2955071083.91 Fry100002123.99 Volstad.10000044.91 WP„Duffy2. Umpires„Home,AdamHamariFirst,Chad WhitsonSecond,MikeWintersThird,Tim Timmons. T„2:47.A„20,159(40,615).ASTROS9,TIGERS1DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jonescf300012.216 Goodrum2b300012.250 Castellanosrf412001.308 Adduci1b400002.150 Martinezdh300000.231 a-Rodriguezph-dh100000.191 McCannc301111.228 Candelario3b300011.224 Iglesiasss400000.268 Reyeslf300001.228 TOTALS31131410 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf402100.251 Bregman3b-ss221120.288 Altuve2b311000.335 White1b111200.219 Gurriel1b-3b311100.306 Reddickrf412200.261 Gattisdh411102.242 Gonzalezss-2b301100.225 Kemp2b100000.304 Tuckerlf310010.154 Federowiczc411002.200 TOTALS32911934 DETROIT000001000„130 HOUSTON22102020X„9111 a-groundedoutforMartinezinthe8th. E„Bregman(13).LOB„Detroit7,Houston 3.2B„McCann(10),Springer(18),Gurriel (23),Reddick(10).HR„Reddick(9),off FulmerGattis(19),offFulmerWhite(2),off Farmer.RBIs„McCann(28),Springer(46), Bregman(64),Gurriel(50),Reddick2(29), Gattis(63),Gonzalez(37),White2(3).SB„ Jones(8).SF„Gurriel. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit 2(Adduci,Candelario)Houston2(Altuve, Gattis).RISP„Detroit0for3Houston4for 8. GIDP„Bregman. DP„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum, Adduci). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fulmer,L,3-94.210 772288 4.50 Hardy1.10000121 3.31 Farmer11 221019 4.79 Jimenez10 000115 2.79 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole,W,10-25.2311481072.52 Smith.10000074.26 Devenski20 000222 2.33 Perez100000103.38 Inheritedrunners-scored„Smith1-0. Umpires„Home,PatHobergFirst,Tom WoodringSecond,TedBarrettThird,Lance Barksdale. T„2:42.A„40,405(41,168).PIRATES2,BREWERS1 FIRSTGAMEMILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichlf402100.288 Caincf402000.297 Shaw1b-3b401001.241 Perez3b-rf400001.245 Miller2b300002.254 c-Villarph100001.263 Saladinoss402001.303 Kratzc401000.229 Broxtonrf211010.179 Burnesp000000--d-Orfph100000.067 Andersonp200001.111 Williamsp000000.500 a-Aguilarph-1b100001.301 TOTALS3419118 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dickersonlf400001.304 Martecf411101.283 Polancorf311111.235 Diazc403000.292 Moran3b400001.262 Bell1b301011.260 Harrison2b300001.255 Mercerss301001.254 Novap200001.000 Rodriguezp000000.000 Santanap000000--b-Meadowsph000010.298 Crickp000000--Vazquezp000000.000 TOTALS3027238 MILWAUKEE000010000„190 PITTSBURGH20000000X„270 a-struckoutforWilliamsinthe7th.bwalkedforSantanainthe7th.c-struckout forMillerinthe9th.d-outon“elderschoice forBurnesinthe9th. LOB„Milwaukee7,Pittsburgh7.2B„Cain (16).HR„Marte(12),offAndersonPolanco (15),offAnderson.RBIs„Yelich(43),Marte (42),Polanco(50).SB„Cain(18).CS„ Broxton(1),Bell(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Shaw2,Perez2)Pittsburgh2(Moran, Nova).RISP„Milwaukee2for7Pittsburgh0 for2. Runnersmovedup„Mercer. DP„Milwaukee1(Kratz,Miller)Pittsburgh1 (Diaz,Harrison). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Andrson,L,6-75.16 222498 3.78 Williams.20 00004 2.45 Burnes21 001428 0.00 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Nova4.271103834.38 Rdrigz,W,2-21.100002152.35 Santana,H,1210 001117 3.14 Crick,H,8110001161.98 Vazquez,S,22-26110001143.07 Inheritedrunners-scored„Williams1-0, Rodriguez3-0. Umpires„Home,PaulNauertFirst,Scott BarrySecond,NicLentz;Third,Kerwin Danley.T„3:03.PIRATES6,BREWERS2 SECONDGAMEMILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf502001.298 Yelichlf401012.288 Aguilar1b401212.300 Shaw3b402011.244 Saladinoss400002.288 Villar2b200021.261 Perezrf412000.250 Nottinghamc311011.200 Suterp200001.200 Jeffressp000000--a-Millerph100001.252 Jenningsp000000.667 Wilkersonp000000.000 b-Orfph100001.063 TOTALS34292613 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Harrison2b400002.251 Martecf422100.286 Polancorf411100.235 Freese3b-1b402101.281 Bell1b200012.259 Glasnowp000000.000 Felizp100000.000 Vazquezp000000.000 Luplowlf422200.214 Stallingsc400002.100 Moroffss311101.185 Holmesp200000.000 Moran3b000010.262 TOTALS3268628 MILWAUKEE000000002„290 PITTSBURGH00100113X„680 a-struckoutforJeffressinthe7th.b-struck outforWilkersoninthe9th. LOB„Milwaukee11,Pittsburgh4.2B„ Yelich(15),Marte(16).HR„Moroff(3),off SuterLuplow(1),offJenningsMarte(13), offWilkersonPolanco(16),offWilkerson Luplow(2),offWilkerson.RBIs„Aguilar2 (70),Marte(43),Polanco(51),Freese(24), Luplow2(2),Moroff(8).SB„Perez(8). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 7(Shaw2,Saladino,Villar2,Suter,Miller). RISP„Milwaukee2for14Pittsburgh1for2. Runnersmovedup„Perez,Polanco. GIDP„Suter. DP„Pittsburgh1(Freese,Moroff,Bell). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Suter,L,8-652 111370 4.39 Jeffress12 110220 1.17 Jennings11 111118 3.23 Wilkerson13 3302 2610.00 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Holmes,W,1-164 002682 3.65 Glasnow,H,41.12 003340 4.67 Feliz,H,121.13 221344 5.70 Vazqz,S,23-27.10 00013 3.05 Inheritedrunners-scored„Feliz3-0,Vazquez 2-0. Umpires„Home,CarlosTorresFirst,Nic LentzSecond,KerwinDanleyThird,Scott Barry. T„2:58.A„24,474(38,362).METS7,NATIONALS4WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf423000.333 Sotolf301010.306 Rendon3b311110.285 Harpercf401102.214 Adams1b411200.283 Murphy2b200000.244 Suerop100001.000 a-Goodwinph100000.190 Gracep000000.000 Turnerss401000.268 Kieboomc300002.211 c-Taylorph100001.242 Vothp100001.000 Difo2b300001.245 TOTALS3448428 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf500102.256 Cabrera2b411011.282 Bautistarf210020.217 Confortolf311300.218 Flores1b422000.273 Plaweckic412000.240 Reyes3b412101.172 Rosarioss401102.249 Wheelerp200100.200 Swarzakp000000--b-Kellyph101000.111 Familiap000000--TOTALS33710736 WASHINGTON000001030„480 NEWYORK03004000X„7100 a-”iedoutforSuerointhe8th.b-singledfor Swarzakinthe8th.c-struckoutforKieboom inthe9th. LOB„Washington5,NewYork7.2B„Eaton (6).HR„Adams(15),offWheelerConforto (11),offVoth.RBIs„Rendon(45),Harper (54),Adams2(39),Nimmo(30),Conforto3 (30),Reyes(5),Rosario(23),Wheeler(3). SF„Wheeler. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 1(Soto)NewYork3(Cabrera,Conforto, Wheeler).RISP„Washington2for5New York4for9. Runnersmovedup„Nimmo.GIDP„Adams. DP„NewYork1(Cabrera,Rosario,Flores). WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Voth,L,0-14.1977339914.54 Suero2.20 000128 3.15 Grace11000216 2.80 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Whler,W,3-67.28 4427113 4.44 Swarzak,H,2.1000001 6.32 Fmilia,S,17-2110 000110 2.88 Inheritedrunners-scored„Suero2-0.HBP„ Suero(Conforto).WP„Voth. Umpires„Home,AlanPorterFirst,Marvin HudsonSecond,BillMillerThird,JohnLibka. T„2:48.A„30,438(41,922).DIAMONDBACKS3,BRAVES0ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Peraltalf411011.285 Ahmedss400001.230 Goldschmidt1b300010.281 Pollockcf301010.286 SouzaJr.rf401100.197 Marte2b411101.240 Owings3b411001.194 Mathisc402100.196 Greinkep300001.270 Cha“np000000--Bradleyp000000--c-Murphyph100000.234 Boxbergerp000000--TOTALS3437335 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf300002.241 b-Culbersonph-lf000010.267 Albies2b400002.282 Freeman1b401001.315 Markakisrf401001.323 Flowersc401002.237 Acunalf-cf400002.255 Flaherty3b200000.243 Carlep000000.000 Jacksonp000000.000 a-Santanaph100001.179 Minterp000000--Swansonss302000.249 Newcombp000000.071 Camargo3b200000.247 TOTALS31050111 ARIZONA100101000„370 ATLANTA000000000„050 a-struckoutforJacksoninthe8th.b-walked forInciarteinthe8th.c-”iedoutforBradley inthe9th. LOB„Arizona7,Atlanta6.2B„Pollock(12), Mathis(5),Flowers(6).HR„Marte(9),off Newcomb.RBIs„SouzaJr.(6),Marte(35), Mathis(10).S„Newcomb. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona4 (Marte,Owings2,Greinke)Atlanta3(Albies 2,Acuna).RISP„Arizona1for6Atlanta0for 4. Runnersmovedup„Ahmed,SouzaJr. ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Grnke,W,10-57.2400071033.18 Cha“n00 00106 1.59 Bradley,H,26.10 00014 1.97 Bxbergr,S,24-28110003173.06 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nwcomb,L,8-55.24 3332102 3.51 Carle1.11 000121 2.76 Jackson11 000117 2.87 Minter11 000119 3.29 Cha“npitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cha“n1-0, Bradley2-0. Umpires„Home,MikeEstabrookFirst, PhilCuzziSecond,DanBellinoThird,Tom Hallion. T„2:53.A„40,862(41,149).MARLINS2,PHILLIES0PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b401000.270 Hoskinslf402000.255 Herreracf401000.276 Santana1b400002.211 Franco3b300011.269 Williamsrf300011.248 Kingeryss402000.236 Alfaroc301001.254 c-Knappph101000.238 Nolap100000.081 a-Altherrph100000.175 LeiterJr.p000000.000 Davisp000000.000 d-Valentinph100000.177 TOTALS3308025 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG Dietrichlf411001.288 Steckenriderp000000--Riddless000000.266 Andersonrf411000.284 Realmutoc200010.310 Bour1b400003.235 Barracloughp000000--Castro2b400100.289 Prado3b302100.228 Rojasss-1b300000.254 Maybincf200011.233 Richardsp200001.118 Zieglerp000000--b-Cooperph-lf100000.214 TOTALS2924226 PHILADELPHIA000000000„081 MIAMI20000000X„240 a-groundedoutforNolainthe7th. b-groundedoutforZieglerinthe7th. c-singledforAlfarointhe9th.d-poppedout forDavisinthe9th. E„Franco(7).LOB„Philadelphia9,Miami 6.2B„Alfaro(13).RBIs„Castro(37),Prado (9).SB„Maybin(7).S„Nola. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia3(Hoskins,Franco,Valentin) Miami4(Dietrich,Castro,Prado,Rojas). RISP„Philadelphia0for5Miami1for8. Runnersmovedup„Cooper.GIDP„Altherr. DP„Miami1(Rojas,Castro,Bour). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,L,1.264 221593 2.30 LeiterJr..20 001015 4.61 Davis1.10000119 3.27 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards,W,3-564 002498 4.74 Ziegler,H,911 00009 4.40 Stcknridr,H,1311 000121 3.38 Brrclgh,S,9-1212 000023 1.28 Inheritedrunners-scored„Davis1-0.HBP„ Davis(Realmuto).WP„Davis. Umpires„Home,EricCooperFirst,Todd TichenorSecond,GaryCederstromThird, SeanBarber. T„3:00.A„14,793(36,742).ORIOLES1,RANGERS0TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh201021.290 1-Kinr-Falfapr-dh000000.251 Andrusss400001.247 Mazararf401002.272 Beltre3b401001.287 Profar2b-1b400000.245 Guzman1b200011.250 Toccicf000000.086 b-Ruaph100001.188 Chirinosc301012.209 Gallolf300012.186 DeShieldscf200001.210 a-Odorph-2b100000.238 TOTALS30040512 BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b402002.211 Schoop2b301101.228 Machadoss301010.313 Jonescf300000.273 Trumbodh300000.251 Valenciarf302000.256 Rickardrf000000.214 Davis1b300001.156 Mancinilf300001.216 Petersonlf000000.197 Josephc210010.205 TOTALS2716125 TEXAS000000000„043 BALTIMORE00000100X„161 a-groundedoutforDeShieldsinthe7th. b-struckoutforTocciinthe9th. 1-ranforChoointhe8th. E„Beltre(8),Profar(16),DeShields(5), Schoop(7).LOB„Texas8,Baltimore5. 2B„Beckham(8).RBIs„Schoop(25).SB„ Andrus(2),Machado(8).SF„Schoop. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas 3(Beltre,Gallo,DeShields)Baltimore2 (Trumbo2).RISP„Texas0for5Baltimore0 for4. GIDP„Andrus,Jones,Trumbo,Davis. DP„Texas3(Beltre,Profar,Guzman), (Perez,Profar,Guzman),(Guzman,Andrus) Baltimore1(Beckham,Schoop,Davis). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Perez,L,2-475112491 7.67 Gearrin11 000114 3.86 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez52 003794 3.09 Brach,W,1-211 000215 4.46 Hart,H,1.20 001116 3.72 Givens,H,131.11 000013 4.28 Britton,S,3-410 001215 3.95 Inheritedrunners-scored„Givens1-0. WP„Britton. Umpires„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Cory BlaserSecond,LanceBarrettThird,Bill Welke. T„2:45.A„38,328(45,971).REDS8,CARDINALS2CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblerrf300001.278 Duvalllf211001.203 Perazass615200.288 Votto1b512211.290 Lorenzenp000000.400 Gennett2b402212.328 Garrettp000000.000 Barnhart1b000000.252 Suarez3b501202.315 Winkerlf-rf411010.294 Casalic400011.310 Castillop200001.139 Crockettp000000--Bricep000000.000 a-Herreraph010000.167 Hernandez p 000000.000 b-Blandinoph-2b111000.230 Hamiltoncf421010.233 TOTALS40814859 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b412100.263 Wong2b411001.216 Molinac401001.274 Ozunalf300101.268 Hicksp000000.000 Hollandp000000--Lyonsp000000--Gregersonp000000--Norrisp000000--Cecilp000000--c-Martinezph100001.297 Gyorko3b401001.252 Fowlerrf402001.174 DeJongss401000.264 Phamcf300000.238 Flahertyp201000.167 Mayersp000000.000 Baderlf100001.268 TOTALS3429207 CINCINNATI000001421„8140 ST.LOUIS100100000„292 a-hitbypitchforBriceinthe7th.b-singled forHernandezinthe8th.c-struckoutfor Cecilinthe9th. E„DeJong(5),Norris(2).LOB„Cincinnati 13,St.Louis5.2B„Votto(20),Gennett (21),Carpenter(28),Wong(9),DeJong(9). HR„Carpenter(18),offCastillo.RBIs„ Peraza2(34),Votto2(50),Gennett2(62), Suarez2(71),Carpenter(42),Ozuna(49). CS„Gennett(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cincinnati 8(Peraza,Votto2,Suarez,Winker2,Casali 2)St.Louis3(Ozuna,DeJong,Flaherty). RISP„Cincinnati8for21St.Louis0for9. Runnersmovedup„Suarez,Molina2, Ozuna.GIDP„Votto. DP„Cincinnati2(Gennett,Votto), (Suarez,Votto)St.Louis1(Wong,DeJong, Carpenter). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Castillo55 220253 5.49 Crockett.1100007 6.35 Brice,W,2-2.20 00017 5.70 Hernandez,H,1011 000017 1.93 Garrett10 000211 3.59 Lorenzen12000218 2.30 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPER A Flaherty52 003569 3.24 Mayers,H,212 111014 3.77 Hicks,L,3-2,BS,4.14 441124 3.45 Holland13 220123 7.99 Lyons.1100018 6.75 Gregerson.10 00003 7.71 Norris.22 110121 3.05 Cecil.10 00003 3.52 Inheritedrunners-scored„Brice1-0, Holland2-0,Lyons3-2,Gregerson2-0, Cecil3-0.HBP„Hicks(Herrera),Norris2 (Blandino,Duvall).WP„Norris. Umpires„Home,ChrisGuccioneFirst, ShaneLivenspargerSecond,JimReynolds Third,JohnTumpane. T„3:07.A„44,668(45,538).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox6,BlueJays2,10innings: XanderBogaertshitagame-ending grandslamwithoneoutin10th inning. Diamondbacks3,Braves0: Zack Greinkeaddedanotherroadwinby allowingonlyfourhits. Mets7,Nationals4: ZackWheeler wonforthe“rsttimesinceApril29, MichaelConfortohomeredandthe MetsdefeatedtheNationals. Pirates2,Brewers1,1stgame, Pirates6,Brewers2,2ndgame: StarlingMarteandGregoryPolanco hadback-to-backhomersinthe“rst inningoftheopener.Theyalsoboth wentdeepinthenightcaptosecure thedoubleheadersweep. Astros9,Tigers1: GerritColestruck outeightin5.2stronginnings,and theAstroshitthreehomeruns. Royals5,WhiteSox0: JorgeBonifacio hitatwo-rundriveforhis“rsthomer sincerejoiningtheRoyals. Rays19,Twins6: JakeBauershomeredforthesecondstraightgame anddroveinfourruns,astheRays scored15timesinthe“nalthree inningstopullaway. Marlins2,Phillies0: All-StarAaron Nolagaveuptworunsinthe“rst inningandthepunchlessPhiladelphiaPhilliesneverrecovered. Reds8,Cardinals2: JosePerazahad “vehitsanddroveintworuns. Orioles1,Rangers0: YefryRamirez andfourrelieverscombinedforthe shutout. Yankees5,Indians4: DidiGregorius hitathree-runhomerforNewYork. LATE ChicagoCubsatSanDiego L.A.AngelsatL.A.Dodgers SeattleatColorado OaklandatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonHellickson(R)3-13.478-41-113.27.24 NewYorkOswalt(R)1:10p0-26.751-20-212.27.82 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7-23.158-42-019.02.37 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p2-94.134-140-116.13.86 MilwaukeeChacin(R)8-33.7814-62-017.23.57 PittsburghMusg rove(R) 1:35p3-43.773-51-216.03.94 ArizonaCorbin(L)6-33.0210-90-016.12.20 AtlantaTeheran(R)1:35p6-64.2610-81-117.23.06 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)4-14.434-31-018.24.82 St.LouisMikolas(R)2:15p10-32.6512-62-118.12.45 ChicagoLester(L)11-22.4515-32-016.14.41 SanDiegoLauer(L)4:10p5-54.405-102-118.22.41AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasMinor(L)6-54.568-91-118.12.45 BaltimoreTBD1:05p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TorontoStroman(R)2-66.055-62-118.24.34 BostonJohnson(L)1:05p1-24.233-01-014.22.45 NewYorkTanaka(R)7-24.6810-40-014.14.40 ClevelandBauer(R)1:10p8-62.3010-91-122.11.61 DetroitLiriano(L)3-54.744-100-214.18.16 HoustonVerlander(R)2:10p9-42.0512-80-118.03.50 KansasCitySmith(R)0-05.830-10-03.110.80 ChicagoGiolito(R)2:10p5-86.597-110-118.24.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SeattleLeake(R)8-64.3613-60-215.06.00 ColoradoAnderson(L)3:10p6-33.769-102-022.00.41 OaklandManaea(L)8-63.4411-81-017.03.71 SanFran.Suarez(L)4:05p3-53.756-91-119.01.42 L.Angeles(AL)TBD0-0 0.000-00-00.00.00 L.Angeles(NL)K ershaw(L)4:10p3-42.615-72-017.01.59 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY15 1901: ChristyMathewsonoftheNewYorkGiants pitchedhis“rstoftwocareerno-hitters,beatingthe St.LouisCardinals5-0. 1960: BaltimoresBrooksRobinsongoes5-for-5,hitting forthecycleanddrivinginthreerunstoleadtheOriolespasttheChicagoWhiteSox5-2. 1969: CincinnatisLeeMayhitfourhomerunsina doubleheadersplitwiththeAtlantaBraves.Mayhad twohomerunsanddrovein“verunsinbothgames. TheRedslosttheopener9-8butwonthesecondgame 10-4. 1969: RodCarewstolehomeoffChicagosGerryNyman intheMinnesotaTwins6-2victory.ItwasCarewsseventhstealofhomefortheyearandtiedPeteReisers 1946majorleaguemark. 1973: NolanRyanoftheCaliforniaAngelsstruckout 17battersandthrewhissecondno-hitteroftheyear, beatingDetroit6-0. 1980: JohnnyBenchbrokeYogiBerrasrecordforhome runsbyacatcher,andtheCincinnatiRedsbeatthe MontrealExpos12-7.Benchhithis314thhomerasa catcheroffDavidPalmer.Benchhad33homeruns whileplayingotherpositions. 1997: TheSanFranciscoGiantsscored13runstoseta modernNLrecordforrunsinaseventhinningenroute toa16-2routoftheSanDiegoPadres.TheGiantsset theNLrecordforthemostrunsinaseventhinning since1900. 2007: ThePhiladelphiaPhillieslosttheir10,000game, 10-2toSt.Louis.Thefranchise,bornin1883asthe PhiladelphiaQuakersandlaterunof“ciallycalledthe BlueJaysinthemid-1940s,fellto8,810-10,000.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Texas5,Baltimore4 Toronto13,Boston7 Cleveland6,N.Y.Yankees5 ChicagoWhiteSox9,KansasCity6 Houston3,Detroit0 Minnesota11,TampaBay8 NationalLeague Pittsburgh7,Milwaukee3 N.Y.Mets4,Washington2 Philadelphia2,Miami0 Arizona2,Atlanta1 Cincinnati9,St.Louis1 ChicagoCubs5,SanDiego4,10 innings Interleague Colorado10,Seattle7 L.A.Dodgers3,L.A.Angels2 SanFrancisco7,Oakland1 MONDAYSGAMES Nogamesscheduled


The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 67 30 .691 „ New York 61 32 .656 4 Tampa Bay 49 46 .516 17 Toronto 43 51 .457 22 Baltimore 27 69 .281 39 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 51 42 .548 „ Minnesota 43 50 .462 8 Detroit 40 57 .412 13 Chicago 32 62 .340 19 Kansas City 27 67 .287 24 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 64 34 .653 „ Seattle 58 37 .611 4 Oakland 53 42 .558 9 Los Angeles 48 47 .505 14 Texas 41 55 .427 22Fridays GamesCleveland 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Texas 5, Baltimore 4 Toronto 13, Boston 7 Houston 3, Detroit 0 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 6 Minnesota 11, Tampa Bay 8 Colorado 10, Seattle 7 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 2 San Francisco 7, Oakland 1Saturdays GamesBoston 6, Toronto 2, 10 innings Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay 19, Minnesota 6 Houston 9, Detroit 1 Baltimore 1, Texas 0 L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, late Seattle at Colorado, late Oakland at San Francisco, lateTodays GamesTexas (Minor 6-5) at Baltimore (TBD), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 2-6) at Boston (Johnson 1-2), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-2) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-5) at Houston (Verlander 9-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 5-8), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Stanek 1-2) at Minnesota (Romero 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Leake 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 8-6) at San Francisco (Suarez 3-5), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (TBD) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-4), 4:10 p.m.Tuesdays GameNL vs. AL at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 53 41 .564 „ Atlanta 51 42 .548 1 Washington 47 48 .495 6 New York 39 54 .419 13 Miami 40 57 .412 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 53 38 .582 „ Milwaukee 55 42 .567 1 St. Louis 47 46 .505 7 Pittsburgh 47 49 .490 8 Cincinnati 43 52 .453 12 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 52 42 .553 „ A rizona 53 43 .552 „ Colorado 49 45 .521 3 San Francisco 50 46 .521 3 San Diego 40 57 .412 13Fridays GamesPittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 3 Philadelphia 2, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 2 Arizona 2, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 1 Colorado 10, Seattle 7 Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 4, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 2 San Francisco 7, Oakland 1Saturdays GamesPittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1, 1st game Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 2, 2nd game Arizona 3, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2 Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 4 L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late Seattle at Colorado, late Oakland at San Francisco, late Chicago Cubs at San Diego, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia (E”in 7-2) at Miami (Urena 2-9), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Hellickson 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Oswalt 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 6-3) at Atlanta (Teheran 6-6), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 8-3) at Pittsburgh (Musg rove 3-4), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 4-1) at St. Louis (Mikolas 10-3), 2:15 p.m. Seattle (Leake 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 8-6) at San Francisco (Suarez 3-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lester 11-2) at San Diego (Lauer 5-5), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (TBD) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-4), 4:10 p.m.Tuesdays GameNL vs. AL at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.ALL-STAR ROSTERSTuesday at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. (p-player ballot elected; m-choice of MLB; s-Sunday starter, inactive; i-injured, will not play; v-“nal vote winner) AMERICAN LEAGUEManager A.J. Hinch, HoustonSTARTERSCatcher „ Wilson Ramon, Tampa Bay (2) First Base „ Jose Abreu, Chicago (2) Second Base „ Jose Altuve, Houston (6) Third Base „ Jose Ramirez, Cleveland (2) Shortstop „ Manny Machado, Baltimore (4) Out“eld „ Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3); Mike Trout, Los Angeles (7); Aaron Judge, New York (2) Designated Hitter „ J.D. Martinez, Boston (2)PITCHERSRHPs „ m-Trevor Bauer, Cleveland (1); m-Jose Berrios, Minnesota (1); p-Gerrit Cole, Houston (2); p-Edwin Diaz, Seattle (1); m-Joe Jimenez, Detroit (1); p-Craig Kimbrel, Boston (7); piCorey Kluber, Cleveland (3); p-Luis Severino, New York (2); m-Blake Treinen, Oakland (1); s-Justin Verlander, Houston (7). LHPs „ p-Aroldis Chapman, New York (5); m-J.A. Happ, Toronto (1); p-Chris Sale, Boston (7); m-Blake Snell, Tampa Bay (1).RESERVESCatcher „ p-Salvador Perez, Kansas City (6) First Base „ p-Mitch Moreland, Boston (1) Second Base „ i-Gleyber Torres, New York (1); Jed Lowrie, Oakland (1) Third Base „ p-Alex Bregman, Houston (1) Shortstop „ p-Francisco Lindor, Cleveland (3); v-Jean Segura, Seattle (2). Out“eld „ p-Michael Brantley, Cleveland (3); p-Shin-Soo Choo, Texas (1); p-Mitch Haniger, Seattle (1); p-George Springer, Houston (2) Designated Hitter „ p-Nelson Cruz, Seattle (6)NATIONAL LEAGUEManager Dave Roberts, L.A. DodgersSTARTERSCatcher „ Willson Contreras, Chicago (1) First Base „ Freddie Freeman, Atlanta (3) Second Base „ Javier Baez, Chicago (1) Third Base „ Nolan Arenado, Colorado (4) Shortstop „ Brandon Crawford, San Francisco (2) Out“eld „ Nick Markakis, Atlanta (1); Matt Kemp, Los Angeles (3); Bryce Harper, Washington (6)PITCHERSRHPs „ p-Jacob deGrom, New York (2); p-Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta (1); m-Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles (3); m-Miles Mikolas, St. Louis (1); p-Aaron Nola, Philadelphia (1); p-Max Scherzer, Washington (6); m-Ross Stripling, Los Angeles (1). LHPs „ m-Patrick Corbin, Arizona (2); p-Sean Doolittle, Washington (2); p-Josh Hader, Milwaukee (1); p-Brad Hand, San Diego (2); p-Jon Lester, Chicago (5); mFelipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh (1)RESERVESCatchers „ p ,i-Buster Pose y Giants (6); m-J.T. Realmuto, Miami (1); r-Yadier Molina, St. Louis (9). First Base „ m-Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona (6); p-Joey Votto, Cincinnati (6); v-Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee (1). Second Base „ p-Ozzie Albies, Atlanta (1); m-Scooter Gennett, Cincinnati (1) Third Base „ p-Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati (1) Shortstop „ p-Trevor Story, Colorado (1) Out“eld „ p-Charlie Blackmon, Colorado (3); p-Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee (2); pChristian Yelich, Milwaukee (1)ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -128 at New York +118 Philadelphia -128 at Miami +118 at Atlanta -106 Arizona -104 Milwaukee -108 at Pittsburgh -102 at St. Louis -158 Cincinnati +148 Chicago -167 at San Diego +157American Leagueat Baltimore Off Texas Off at Boston -154 Toronto +144 at Cleveland -126 New York +116 at Minnesota Off Tampa Bay Off at Houston -333 Detroit +303 at Chicago -121 Kansas City +111Interleagueat Colorado -145 Seattle +135 at San Francisco -118 Oakland +108 at LA Dodgers Off LA Angels Off Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned C Chance Sisco to Norfolk (IL). Recalled C Austin Wynns from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled LHP Bobby Poyner from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned LHP Robby Scott to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Recalled C/OF Francisco Mejia from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Shane Bieber to Columbus. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Activated RHP Gerrit Cole from the bereavement list. Optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Fresno (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed RHP Aaron Slegers on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 11. Recalled RHP Fernando Romero from Rochester (IL). OAKLAND AS „ Recalled INF Franklin Barreto from Nashville (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP J.B. Wendelken from Nashville. Designated RHP Santiago Casilla for assignment. Optioned RHP Ryan Dull to Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Selected the contract of RHP Matt Festa from Arkansas (TL). Optioned RHP Christian Bergman to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated LHP Martin Prez from the 60-day DL. Placed LHP Alex Claudio on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 11.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day DL. Activated RHP Peter Moylan from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Placed RHP Carl Edwards Jr. on the paternity list. Recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES „ Recalled RHP Jon Gray and LHP Sam Howard from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque. Placed LHP Harrison Musg rave on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Activated LHP Zac Rosscup. Optioned RHP Walker Buehler to Oklahoma City (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Reinstated LHP Brent Suter from the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Nate Orf and RHP Aaron Wilkerson (26th man) from Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed 1B/OF Eric Thames and RHP Junior Guerra on the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day DL. Recalled C Jacob Stallings from Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Clay Holmes as the 26th man.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed C Justin Cohen, INF Stephen Perez and OF Rubi Silva. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Signed OF Ronnie Mitchell. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed RHP Ian Hardman and INF Colin Walsh. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Traded INF Nathaniel Maggio to St. Paul for INF Dan Johnson. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Signed LHP Ian McKinney. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Traded LHP Joe Bircher to Lincoln to complete an earlier trade. Signed RHP Chad Martin.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed RHP Juan Benitez. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed OF Alex Glenn.Frontier LeagueLAKE ERIE CRUSHERS „ Released RHPs Max Biedrzycki and Austin Orvis. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Released RHP Keaton Conner. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed INF Ryan Kemp. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Released RHP Austin Sweet.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Agreed to terms with F Jabari Parker on a two-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Signed Fs Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching and D Trevor Murphy to one-year, two-way contracts. LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Signed F Zack Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract.ECHLMANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed D Martin Nemcik.SOCCERFIFA „ Fined England $69,900 for players wearing non-app roved socks at the World Cup.COLLEGEGEORGIA „ WR Demetris Roberston announced he is transferring from California.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 11 5 2 35 37 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 5 7 28 32 28 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 10 5 23 33 41 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 30 38 D.C. United 3 7 5 14 26 30WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 4 34 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 Portland 8 3 5 29 26 22 LA Galaxy 8 7 4 28 34 30 Vancouver 7 8 5 26 30 40 Houston 7 6 4 25 36 26 Minnesota United 7 11 1 22 26 38 Seattle 4 9 4 16 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieWednesdays GamesNew York City FC 3, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3Saturdays GamesNew York 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 New York City FC 2, Columbus 0 LA Galaxy 3, New England 2 Montreal 2, San Jose 0 D.C. United 3, Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Minnesota United 3, Real Salt Lake 2 Orlando City 2, Toronto FC 1 Houston at Colorado, lateTodays GamesSeattle 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 14 1 3 45 41 14 Seattle 8 4 5 29 19 14 Orlando 8 6 4 28 26 25 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Utah 5 6 6 21 14 18 Houston 5 6 5 20 20 25 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 12 3 3 11 30 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Wednesdays MatchesNorth Carolina 2, Washington 0Houston 3, Orlando 1Seattle 1, Utah 0Saturdays MatchesNorth Carolina 4, Sky Blue FC 0 Orlando 2, Utah 1 Chicago 1, Seattle 0Todays MatchHouston at Portland, 11 p.m.Friday, July 20North Carolina at Utah, 10 p.m.FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternSEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance 1, Belgium 0Wednesday At MoscowCroatia 2, England 1THIRD PLACE Saturday At St. Petersburg, RussiaBelgium 2, England 0WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Today At MoscowFrance vs. Croatia, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONSaturdays results at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Semi“nal Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8.Womens Singles Final Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Serena Williams (25), United States, 6-3, 6-3.Mens Doubles FinalMike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (7), United States, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.Womens Doubles Final Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 13 8 .619 „ Atlanta 11 9 .550 1 Connecticut 11 10 .524 2 Chicago 7 14 .333 6 New York 6 14 .300 6 Indiana 2 19 .095 11WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 15 6 .714 „ Phoenix 14 8 .636 1 Dallas 12 8 .600 2 Los Angeles 13 9 .591 2 Minnesota 12 9 .571 3 Las Vegas 10 12 .455 5Fridays Games Washington 88, Chicago 72 Atlanta 98, Indiana 74 Connecticut 91, Phoenix 87 Las Vegas 85, Minnesota 77Saturdays GameDallas at Seattle, lateTodays GamesWashington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Chicago at New York, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Minnesota, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNo games scheduledAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPQUAKER STATE 400After Friday qualifying for Saturdays race at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. Results for Saturdays race were not in at press time Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188.890 mph. 2. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 188.739. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 188.547. 4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 188.390. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.206. 6. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 188.121. 7. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.944. 8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 187.696. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 187.630. 10. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 187.071. 11. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 187.000. 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 186.884. 13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 187.169. 14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.071. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 186.625. 16. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 186.548. 17. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 186.522. 18. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 186.342. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.329. 20. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 186.181. 21. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 186.143. 22. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 185.886. 23. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 185.465. 24. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 184.716. 25. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevy, 184.533. 26. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 184.483. 27. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 184.420. 28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 182.846. 29. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 182.543. 30. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 181.178. 31. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 180.385. 32. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 179.868. 33. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 179.104. 34. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevy, 177.883. 35. (99) Garrett Smithley, Chevy, 176.188. 36. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000. 37. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 0.000. 38. (7) Jesse Little, Chevy, 0.000. 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 0.000.VERIZON INDYCARHONDA INDY TORONTOSaturdays qualifying for todays race at Exhibition Place, Toronto Lap length: 1.786 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (1) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevy, 108.068. 2. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 107.713. 3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 107.585. 4. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 107.372. 5. (27) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 106.051. 6. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 105.991. 7. (30) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 108.845. 8. (20) Jordan King, Dallara-Chevy, 108.817. 9. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 108.685. 10. (6) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 108.662. 11. (88) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevy, 108.401. 12. (4) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevy, 108.146. 13. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 85.984. 14. (98) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 106.854. 15. (14) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 85.763. 16. (21) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevy, 106.833. 17. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 85.565. 18. (59) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevy, 106.681. 19. (32) Rene Binder, Dallara-Chevy, 84.719. 20. (23) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 106.395. 21. (10) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, No Speed. 22. (26) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 106.175. 23. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, DallaraHonda, 106.026.GOLFPGA TOURJOHN DEERE CLASSICSaturday at TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. Purse: $5.8 million; Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 (35-36) THIRD ROUND Michael Kim 63-64-64„191 Bronson Burgoon 68-62-66„196 Matt Jones 68-63-66„197 Harold Varner III 67-65-66„198 Andres Romero 64-71-64„199 Sam Ryder 66-66-67„199 Joel Dahmen 64-71-65„200 Denny McCarthy 65-69-66„200 Robert Garrigus 68-64-68„200 Johnson Wagner 64-66-70„200 David Hearn 66-64-70„200 Tyler Duncan 66-72-63„201 Seamus Power 68-68-65„201 Keith Mitchell 67-68-66„201 Francesco Molinari 65-66-70„201 Steve Wheatcroft 62-68-71„201 Scott Brown 65-72-65„202 Chad Campbell 66-70-66„202 John Huh 70-63-69„202 Parker McLachlin 66-66-70„202 Kevin Streelman 66-71-66„203 Fabian Gomez 66-70-67„203 Chris Stroud 68-68-67„203 Cody Gribble 72-66-65„203 Nick Taylor 64-71-68„203 Derek Fathauer 68-67-68„203 Jason Bohn 69-66-68„203 J.J. Henry 68-66-69„203 Whee Kim 65-68-70„203 Richy Werenski 68-69-67„204 Matt Atkins 66-71-67„204 Chris Kirk 66-72-66„204 Austin Cook 69-69-66„204 Mackenzie Hughes 72-65-68„205 Vaughn Taylor 67-70-68„205 John Senden 72-66-67„205 C.T. Pan 68-71-66„205 Patton Kizzire 70-69-66„205 Blayne Barber 69-69-68„206 Hunter Mahan 70-67-69„206 Joaquin Niemann 69-69-68„206 John Merrick 66-70-70„206 Patrick Rodgers 66-69-71„206 Ricky Barnes 70-69-67„206 Sam Saunders 72-67-67„206 Dominic Bozzelli 70-65-71„206 Andrew Landry 71-68-67„206 Zach Johnson 69-70-67„206 Steve Stricker 70-66-71„207 Lanto Grif“n 66-72-69„207 Corey Conners 66-72-69„207 Tommy Gainey 70-68-69„207 J.T. Poston 69-70-68„207 Troy Merritt 72-67-68„207 Nick Watney 68-69-71„208 Stuart Appleby 67-70-71„208 Kelly Kraft 66-71-71„208 Dylan Meyer 68-68-72„208 Ryan Blaum 67-69-72„208 Brett Stegmaier 67-71-70„208 Nick Hardy 66-73-69„208 Hudson Swafford 68-69-72„209 Mark Wilson 71-67-71„209 Kris Blanks 71-67-71„209 Kevin Tway 69-69-71„209 Nicholas Lindheim 68-70-71„209 Ryan Moore 70-69-70„209 Arjun Atwal 69-70-70„209 Ben Silverman 72-67-70„209 Tom Lovelady 70-69-70„209 Conrad Shindler 67-72-70„209 MADE CUT; WILL NOT FINISH David Lingmerth 71-67-72„210 Chesson Hadley 69-67-74„210 George McNeill 69-69-72„210 Bill Haas 69-70-71„210 Martin Flores 72-67-71„210 Ryan Palmer 67-70-74„211 Sean McCarty 68-71-72„211 Andrew Putnam 69-69-74„212 D.J. Trahan 68-70-75„213 Brian Stuard 69-70-75„214 Brendon de Jonge 68-68-80„216EUROPEAN TOURABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPENSaturdays leaders at Gullane GC, East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $7 million; Yardage: 7,133; Par: 70 (35-35) THIRD ROUND Jens Dantorp, Sweden 64-65-68„197 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-68-63„198 Scott Hend, Australia 66-69-63„198 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 68-66-64„198 Marcel Siem, Germany 66-67-65„198 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 67-64-67„198 Rickie Fowler, United States 64-66-68„198 Russell Knox, Scotland 66-67-66„199 Aaron Rai, England 69-63-67„199 Tyrrell Hatton, England 65-64-70„199 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 67-69-64„200 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 68-68-64„200 Dean Burmeister, South Africa 68-67-65„200 Brandon Stone, South Africa 70-64-66„200 Justin Rose, England 67-66-67„200 Trevor Immelman, South Africa 68-64-68„200 Eddie Pepperell, England 67-63-70„200 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 69-67-65„201 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 70-66-65„201 Gavin Green, Malaysia 69-67-65„201 Matthew Southgate, England 65-70-66„201 Jorge Campillo, Spain 69-65-67„201 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain 67-66-68„201 Charley Hoffman, United States 67-66-68„201 Sam Hors“eld, England 67-65-69„201 Luke List, United States 63-69-69„201 ALSO Patrick Reed, United States 65-69-69„203LPGA TOURMARATHON CLASSICSaturday at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio; Purse: $1.6 million; Yardage: 6,541; Par: 71 (34-37) THIRD ROUND (a-amateur) Brooke M. Henderson 67-66-69„202 Angela Stanford 73-65-65„203 Brittany Lincicome 68-68-67„203 Jacqui Concolino 66-69-69„204 Daniela Darquea 75-64-66„205 a-Jennifer Kupcho 68-71-66„205 Katherine Perry 68-69-68„205 Celine Herbin 69-67-69„205 Caroline Inglis 67-69-69„205 Christina Kim 67-69-69„205 In-Kyung Kim 66-70-69„205 Mirim Lee 66-70-69„205 Emma Talley 68-67-70„205 In Gee Chun 66-69-70„205 Thidapa Suwannapura 65-69-71„205 Mel Reid 70-71-65„206 Xiyu Lin 67-73-66„206 Jaye Marie Green 70-69-67„206 Austin Ernst 68-71-67„206 Mina Harigae 68-69-69„206 Charley Hull 73-69-65„207 P.K. Kongkraphan 72-70-65„207 Cydney Clanton 69-72-66„207 Marina Alex 68-72-67„207 Annie Park 67-72-68„207 Kris Tamulis 67-72-68„207 Lee-Anne Pace 70-68-69„207 Mo Martin 69-68-70„207 Caroline Hedwall 66-67-74„207 Benyapa Niphatsophon 72-70-66„208 Ally McDonald 70-72-66„208 Sandra Changkija 68-72-68„208 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 68-72-68„208 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 74-65-69„208 Brittany Marchand 70-68-70„208 Lexi Thompson 70-68-70„208 Brianna Do 69-69-70„208 Yani Tseng 66-72-70„208 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 72-69-68„209 Haru Nomura 71-70-68„209 Wichanee Meechai 67-72-70„209 Ola“a Kristinsdottir 70-68-71„209 Chella Choi 68-70-71„209 Wei-Ling Hsu 68-70-71„209 Peiyun Chien 69-73-68„210 Jennifer Song 70-71-69„210 Martina Edberg 71-69-70„210 Cheyenne Woods 70-69-71„210 Dori Carter 72-70-69„211 Yu Liu 71-71-69„211 Allison Emrey 67-75-69„211 Tiffany Joh 70-71-70„211 Pornanong Phatlum 72-67-72„211 Angel Yin 71-68-72„211 Katelyn Dambaugh 66-72-73„211 Robynn Ree 72-70-70„212 Julieta Granada 71-71-70„212 Beth Allen 72-70-71„213 Alena Sharp 71-71-71„213 Camilla Lennarth 70-71-72„213 Stacy Lewis 68-73-72„213 a-Bianca Pagdanganan 71-68-74„213 Celine Boutier 72-70-72„214 Luna Sobron 71-71-72„214 Sei Young Kim 69-72-73„214 Paula Reto 75-67-73„215 Cindy LaCrosse 68-74-73„215 Alison Lee 73-68-74„215 Emily Pedersen 68-71-76„215 Mind Muangkhumsakul 70-72-74„216 Hyo Joo Kim 69-73-74„216PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSCONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday at Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park, Ill. Purse: $2.8 million; Yardage: 7,149; Par: 72 (36-36) THIRD ROUND Bart Bryant 66-69-65„200 Scott McCarron 67-68-65„200 Jeff Maggert 66-68-66„200 Vijay Singh 68-67-66„201 Bernhard Langer 68-67-67„202 Mike Small 65-71-66„202 Clark Dennis 68-69-66„203 Tom Byrum 67-68-68„203 Scott Parel 67-66-70„203 Jerry Smith 70-66-68„204 Glen Day 66-69-69„204 Kenny Perry 65-70-69„204 Brandt Jobe 67-67-70„204 Wes Short, Jr. 67-70-68„205 Woody Austin 69-67-69„205 Larry Mize 69-72-66„207 Jay Haas 70-70-67„207 Miguel Angel Jimnez 71-69-67„207 Jerry Kelly 69-71-67„207 Scott Verplank 72-66-69„207 Rocco Mediate 68-70-69„207 Ken Tanigawa 69-68-70„207 Duffy Waldorf 70-71-67„208 Willie Wood 72-69-67„208 Scott Dunlap 70-70-68„208 Kevin Sutherland 71-65-72„208 Jesper Parnevik 72-70-67„209 Doug Garwood 71-69-69„209 Marco Dawson 71-68-70„209 Peter Lonard 73-64-72„209 Esteban Toledo 73-69-68„210 Mark Calcavecchia 71-70-69„210 Kirk Triplett 72-68-70„210 Colin Montgomerie 72-68-70„210 Steve Flesch 71-72-67„210 Carlos Franco 71-71-69„211 Gary Hallberg 72-70-69„211 Paul Broadhurst 71-72-68„211 Tommy Tolles 68-70-73„211 Lee Janzen 70-71-71„212 Gene Sauers 71-70-71„212 Tim Petrovic 70-73-69„212 David Toms 74-69-69„212 Rod Spittle 69-70-73„212 Mike Goodes 71-72-69„212 Stephen Ames 69-75-68„212 Tom Lehman 69-75-68„212 Jeff Sluman 70-71-72„213 Bob Estes 69-72-72„213 Phillip Price 71-71-71„213 David McKenzie 71-71-71„213 Joey Sindelar 71-69-73„213 Paul Goydos 74-72-67„213 Jay Don Blake 71-71-72„214 Todd Hamilton 73-71-70„214 Kent Jones 76-70-68„214 David Frost 70-72-73„215 Billy Andrade 72-71-72„215 Corey Pavin 70-73-72„215 Skip Kendall 74-70-71„215 Billy Mayfair 75-70-70„215 Mark Brooks 71-72-73„216 Russ Cochran 71-73-72„216 Tommy Armour III 73-71-72„216 Tom Pernice Jr. 72-75-69„216 Miguel Angel Martin 76-71-71„218 Hale Irwin 73-75-70„218 Michael Bradley 76-68-75„219 Mark OMeara 74-71-74„219 Fran Quinn 72-75-72„219 Joe Durant 73-75-71„219 Sandy Lyle 71-73-76„220 Brian Henninger 74-74-72„220 Olin Browne 74-76-71„221 Tom Kite 71-78-74„223 Steve Pate 78-73-72„223 John Daly 72-68„WDUSGAU.S. SENIOR WOMENS OPENSaturday at Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill. Purse: $1 million; Yardage: 6,279; Par: 73 (36-37) THIRD ROUND (a-amateur) Laura Davies 71-71-66„208 Juli Inkster 73-72-68„213 Trish Johnson 71-71-73„215 Danielle Ammaccapane 75-71-71„217 Barb Mucha 74-73-73„220 Yuko Saito 76-71-73„220 Rosie Jones 77-73-71„221 Barb Moxness 76-72-74„222 Liselotte Neumann 71-76-76„223 Helen Alfredsson 72-79-73„224 Suzy Green-Roebuck 75-75-74„224 Alicia Dibos 73-76-75„224 Elaine Crosby 70-78-76„224 a-Martha Leach 78-75-72„225 Michele Redman 78-73-74„225 Marilyn Lovander 73-76-76„225 Susie Redman 74-75-76„225 Barb Bunkowsky 77-74-75„226 Cathy Johnston-Forbes 79-72-76„227 Kristi Albers 78-72-77„227 Missie Berteotti 76-74-77„227 Suzanne Strudwick 74-78-76„228 Jamie Fischer 74-77-77„228 a-Patricia Ehrhart 75-74-79„228 a-Ellen Port 79-74-76„229 Jenny Lidback 77-79-73„229 Laurel Kean 80-74-76„230 Maggie Will 80-73-77„230 Hollis Stacy 77-76-77„230 Tammie Green Parker 76-75-79„230 Lisa Grimes 74-81-76„231 Jean Bartholomew 73-82-76„231 Lorie Kane 76-74-81„231 Carolyn Hill 79-78-74„231 Christa Johnson 76-79-77„232 Nanci Bowen 80-75-78„233 Martha Nause 74-82-77„233 Jane Crafter 82-74-77„233 a-Kathy Kurata 75-81-79„235 Cindy Figg-Currier 78-78-79„235 a-Sue Wooster 81-76-78„235 Eriko Gejo 79-78-78„235 Becky Iverson 77-81-77„235 Amy Alcott 77-80-78„235 Lisa DePaulo 80-75-81„236 Nancy Taylor 74-82-80„236 So“a Gronberg Whitmore 80-76-80„236 a-Akemi Nakata Khaiat 78-80-78„236 Pat Bradley 78-78-81„237 Betsy King 78-77-83„238 Kay Cockerill 74-84-80„238 Cathy Panton-Lewis 78-79-83„240 a-Marie-Therese Torti 76-82-83„241 Jane Geddes 80-78-84„242 Laurie Brower 83-75-86„244WEB.COM TOURUTAH CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday at Oakridge Country Club, Farmington, Utah; Purse: $700,000; Yardage: 7,045; Par: 71 (36-35) THIRD ROUND Jim Knous 65-64-62„191 Cameron Champ 61-64-67„192 Andres Gonzales 67-66-61„194 Bhavik Patel 65-64-65„194 Luke Guthrie 63-67-66„196 Steven Ihm 63-65-68„196 Erik Barnes 65-66-66„197 Trevor Cone 66-65-66„197 Sebastian Munoz 66-66-66„198 Sam Burns 67-63-68„198 Jimmy Stanger 67-66-66„199 Kyle Jones 69-63-67„199 Joey Garber 66-65-68„199 Hank Lebioda 68-69-63„200 Brandon Crick 70-66-64„200 Anders Albertson 65-70-65„200 Sebastian Cappelen 68-67-65„200 Steven Alker 66-69-65„200 Scott Pinckney 67-66-67„200 Derek Ernst 64-69-67„200 Tim Wilkinson 65-66-69„200 Rico Hoey 66-69-66„201 Jin Park 68-67-66„201 Bo Hoag 66-68-67„201 Matt Fast 72-63-66„201 Martin Trainer 63-71-67„201 Mark Hubbard 67-66-68„201 Curtis Luck 65-67-69„201 Tom Whitney 67-64-70„201 Nick Rousey 66-71-65„202 Joseph Bramlett 67-68-67„202 J.T. Grif“n 66-68-68„202 Patrick Fishburn 67-67-68„202 Carlos Ortiz 66-67-69„202 Max Rottluff 67-66-69„202 Jared Wolfe 68-69-66„203 Casey Wittenberg 68-69-66„203 Nelson Ledesma 70-67-66„203 Michael Hebert 67-69-67„203 Seann Harlingten 68-68-67„203 Roger Sloan 68-68-67„203 Kevin Dougherty 68-68-67„203 Julian Etulain 66-70-67„203 Dawie van der Walt 68-67-68„203 Michael Johnson 67-67-69„203 John Chin 67-67-69„203 Jacques Blaauw 69-64-70„203 Eric Axley 68-69-67„204 Jordan Niebrugge 66-69-69„204 Rafael Campos 68-66-70„204 Wade Bin“eld 66-70-69„205 Mark Anderson 69-67-69„205 Hunter Hamrick 72-64-69„205 Wes Roach 70-66-69„205 Mark Blake“eld 67-68-70„205 Max McGreevy 67-68-70„205 Conner Godsey 66-69-70„205 Chris Baker 69-68-69„206 Justin Hueber 69-68-69„206 Matt Harmon 67-70-69„206 Kevin Lucas 71-65-70„206 Michael Putnam 68-68-70„206 Alex Prugh 72-64-70„206 Brad Hop“nger 67-69-70„206 Michael Tolladay 68-67-71„206 Samuel Del Val 66-68-72„206 Patrick Newcomb 67-65-75„207 Alejandro Tosti 70-67-71„208 Nyasha Mauchaza 67-70-71„208 Ben Taylor 67-70-73„210AMERICAN CENTURYSaturdays scores were not available at press startCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCEEIGHTH STAGESaturday at Amiens, France A 112.5-mile ”at ride from Dreux to Amiens, with a pair of Category 4 climbs in its “rst half 1. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 4:23:36. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 3. John Degenkolb, Germany, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 4. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 5. Arnaud Demare, France, Groupama-FDJ, same time. 6. Thomas Boudat, France, Direct Energie, same time. 7. Nikias Arndt, Germany, Team Sunweb, same time. 8. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Dimension Data, same time. 9. Yves Lampaert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 10. Andrea Pasqualon, Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 11. Daniel Oss, Italy, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 12. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 13. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 14. Taylor PhinneyUnited States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 15. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Katusha-Alpecin, same time. 16. Dion Smith, New Zealand, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 17. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Team Sky, same time. 18. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 19. Chris Froome, Britain, Team Sky, same time. 20. Maximiliano Richeze, Argentina, Quick-Step Floors, same time.Also28. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time. 31. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 52. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 54. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 127. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:23 143. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 3:39. 155. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 3:42.Overall Standings (After eight stages)1. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 32:43:00. 2. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :07. 3. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, :09. 4. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :16. 5. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, :22. 6. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, :49. 7. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :55. 8. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, :56. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, :57. 10. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 11. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, :59. 12. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, same time. 13. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, 1:06. 14. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, 1:07. 15. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 1:12. 16. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 1:21. 17. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, 1:22. 18 Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, 1:26. 19. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:27. 20. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 1:30.Also23. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 2:01. 26. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:14. 74. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 12:54. 136. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 30:43. 157. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 38:01. 170. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:03:43.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ”at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria) July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„La Roche-sur-Yon, ”at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan) July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ”at (195121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 1 1 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)Thursday „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet) Friday „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ”at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet) Saturday „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ”at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet) Today „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 „ Rest: Annecy


Page 6 SP Sunday, July 15, 2018 / The Sun Kingsway Country Club E x p e r i e n c e P u r e G o l f Experience Pure Golf For Tee Times Please Call 941-625-8898 or visit Kingswaycountryclub.com1 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway) Left at Kingsway Circleadno=50538508By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressLONDON „ For someone who already owns 23 Grand Slam titles, seven at Wimbledon, Serena Williams sure sounds like a tennis player who is just starting her career. After losing the final at the All England Club to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday Williams was ready to look ahead. I didnt know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back. It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road, kind of,Ž said Williams, who gave birth to a daughter last September, then dealt with complications involving blood clots. So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, OK, I can compete. Obviously I can compete for the long run in a Grand Slam,Ž the 36-year-old American continued. I can, you know, come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams.Ž There was a time, not all that long ago, that Williams was ranked No. 1 for years at a time. She won four major tournaments in a row and came close to a calendar-year Grand Slam. She was the favorite every time she entered a tournament. Williams appeared to be regaining that form this fortnight. Barring some sort of setback in the next six weeks, she will head into the U.S. Open at the end of August as the player to beat. Im sure you will have your next Grand Slam title soon,Ž said Kerber, now a three-time major champion. Im really, really sure.Ž If Williams does earn one more, itll tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record of 24. As it is, Williams has the mark for the most majors in the professional era; she moved one head of Steffi Graf by winning the 2017 Australian Open. She was pregnant at the time. It would be her last tournament for more than a year, in part because of a series of medical procedures that followed a difficult childbirth. As she put it this week: I lost count after, like, four surgeries.ŽTENNIS: WIMBLEDONSerena Williams set to be a contender to win Grand Slams By JAMES ELLINGWORTHAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ For Belgium and England, the thirdplace match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as the start of a push for the European Championship title in 2020 or the World Cup in 2022. With this winning mentality you can win trophies,Ž said Eden Hazard, who scored Belgiums second goal. In two years, in four years, we will be better. We have young players. They are very good also in the team. They push all of us.Ž Thomas Meunier and Hazard both scored at St. Petersburg Stadium in a match between the two semifinal losers. France and Croatia will play in the final on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The French beat Belgium on Tuesday in the semifinals, while the Croats defeated England on Wednesday. England matched its best World Cup result „ fourth in 1990 „ since winning the tournament for the only time in 1966. Today shows theres room for improvement. Were not the finished article. Were still learning. Were still getting better,Ž England striker Harry Kane said. We dont want to wait another 20-odd years to get into another major semifinal.Ž Both Belgium and England were playing for the seventh time in 26 days, but the Belgians entered the match with an extra day of rest. Meuniers goal matched a World Cup record for Belgium by having 10 different players score in a tournament, something only done before by France in 1982 and Italy in 2006. Meunier scored in the fourth minute, knocking a cross from Nacer Chadli past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Hazard added the other off a pass from Kevin De Bruyne in the 82nd. Toby Alderweireld denied Englands best chance of the game, sliding on the goal line to clear a shot from Eric Dier. Belgiums previous best finish at the World Cup was fourth, but the team outplayed England in the midfield to go one better this time. The Belgians could easily have scored more, with Pickford making a good save to stop a shot from De Bruyne in the 11th and Alderweireld volleying narrowly over the bar in the 35th. England made set pieces the cornerstone of its run to the World Cup semifinals and created chances for Harry Maguire and Dier in the second half. Neither hit the target with their headers. It was the second time England and Belgium met in this years tournament. In the group stage, both teams had already qualified before Belgiums 1-0 win in Kaliningrad.WORLD CUP: BELGIUM 2,ENGLAND 0Belgium “ nishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England By GRAHAM DUNBARAssociated PressMOSCOW „ France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a country that only gained independence in 1991, will be playing in its first. Tradition is there to be demolished,Ž Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said Saturday. Im not interested who is the opponent.Ž Most consider France to be the favorite for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when the countrys national team faced Portugal in the European Championship final at home. But perhaps feeling complacent after beating Germany in the semifinals, France flopped. I dont think its going to happen again,Ž said France captain Hugo Lloris, who has been stellar in goal during this years tournament. We are far from thinking on our side that we have already reached the goal.Ž Lloris was the goalkeeper in that 1-0 loss in Paris, facing a Portugal team that had reached the final after some extra-time victories. Croatia has done the same this year, needing penalty kicks to beat Denmark and host Russia before defeating England in extra time in the semifinals. France coach Didier Deschamps has made some changes to his team, however. Fourteen, to be exact, from the 23 players who made up the squad two years ago. Another factor in Frances favor is rest. The French had only two days of rest between the Euro 2016 semifinals and the final. This time, they have four full days to recover, one more than Croatia. A lot of things have changed,Ž Lloris said. Especially when it comes to recovery and preparation time.Ž Croatia has also played a lot more soccer in its six matches in Russia. With its last three matches going to extra time, the team has played a full 90 minutes more than France. There was also the added stress of two penalty shootouts. Thats all behind them. Now, there is no pressure,Ž Dalic said through a translator. Simply this is the greatest moment in the life of all of us. We have come here to enjoy the final.ŽFirst winCroatia has not beaten France in five games since being accepted as a FIFA member federation in 1992. The first match was the most momentous „ a 2-1 win for France in the 1998 World Cup semifinals at Stade de France outside Paris. A group game at Euro 2004 ended in a 2-2 draw, and their latest game was a 0-0 draw in March 2011 in Paris.Unbeaten teamsBoth teams were unbeaten in the group stage, and France has trailed for only nine minutes in the entire tournament. Argentinas 2-1 lead in the second half of a roundof-16 game was wiped out by defender Benjamin Pavards long-range shot. Kylian Mbappe then exploded for two quick goals in the 4-3 victory. Croatias 3-0 win over Argentina was a standout performance in the group stage. The team also never trailed in wins over Nigeria and Iceland. Its been different in the knockout rounds. Croatia conceded the opening goal in each game before rallying to advance.Back to LuzhnikiBoth teams have played one game at the Luzhniki Stadium so far. Croatia beat England 2-1 at the venue on Wednesday, while Frances 0-0 draw with Denmark in its final group game ended with Russian fans booing the tournaments only scoreless draw. The past two World Cup finals were 0-0 after 90 minutes, and both were settled by a single goal in the second half of extra time.Back homeWin or lose,Ž Dalic said, there will be a seismic event in Croatia.ŽWORLD CUP: FRANCE VS. CROATIAA youthful France faces veteranladen Croatia for World CupAP PHOTOFrances Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates Frances Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and Belgium. By JOHN LEICESTERAssociated PressMOSCOW „ There was high drama even before the first game, when Spain fired its coach. Therell be drama, promise, at the last game, too, with France aiming to block Croatian membership in the small club of World Cup winners. There were upsets so massive they shook soccers established order „ Auf wiedersehen, Germany! „ and teams so bad „ Saudi Arabia in its 5-0 opening-game loss to Russia „ that they made a poor advertisement for the future expansion of the showcase tournament. There was the beauty of Cristiano Ronaldos curling free kick that completed his hat-trick against Spain and the not so pretty spectacle of him hitching up his shorts: Behold my thighs. There was pathos, when Englands coach, who knows from bitter experience how mind-warpingly painful letting down ones country can be, consoled Colombias Mateus Uribe after the distraught player smashed his penalty shootout spot-kick into the crossbar. And there were laughs and more memes than ever from the globally devoured spectacle that not only reaffirmed its magic power to bring families, friends, neighbors, pleased-to-meet-you strangers and entire nations together around TV screens but also dominated our digital lives. Take a bow Michy Batshuayi. Timelines loved the comedy of the Belgian players goal celebration gone wrong. Tournament organizer FIFA says World Cup content has been viewed 11 billion, yes, with a b,Ž times on digital platforms these past weeks when soccer was the only game in town (no offense Wimbledon and the Tour de France). Comparing one World Cup to another is pointless, because the experience is so subjective. The Spanish, for example, loved 2010 because they won it, even though the tournament in South Africa had the shoot-me-now irritation of vuvuzelas and one of the lowest-ever averages of goals per game. But the 21st World Cup has been, in a word, fanbloomin-tastic. Perhaps the best measure of how addictive the games and multiple story arcs have been is that Monday is going to feel empty without the daily fix from Russia. Tinged with concern, too, because it is possible that well never have it this good again. Definitely from 2026 and possibly from 2022 in Qatar, future editions will be bloated by the addition of another 16 teams. Thats great, of course, for nations that rarely or never get to cheer for their colors. But dont let FIFA kid you that diluting the quality of the football is positive for anything other than its coffers. With 80 matches instead of 64, FIFA has forecast the equivalent of $1 billion extra income from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales. Therell be more lopsided blowouts, like England 6, Panama 1 this time. Therell be more teams cowering in their own half, with all 10 outfield players forming a block in front of their goal, because they dont have the depth of talent to do much else tacticall y .WORLD CUP: COLUMNThe World Cup? Fan-bloomin-tastic By TATIANA TITOVA and JAMES ELLINGWORTHAssociated PressYEKATERINBURG, Russia „ The massive scaffolding seating structures soaring out of each end of Yekaterinburg Arena were built to show Russia was serious about saving money. At the end of the World Cup, the temporary stands symbolize the problems with the tournaments legacy. The stands were mocked on social media as fans sitting in those sections were exposed to the elements and looked as if they were watching from a different stadium entirely. No matter. It was fiscally responsible: The seating could be dismantled after the World Cup to save on stadium maintenance, its components donated to smaller local venues. But now regional officials say they dont yet have a plan to remove the stands, or the funds to do it, and are asking Moscow to help. The stadium used to host soccer and other sports like track and field, but after World Cup renovations its only suitable for soccer. It costs up to 367 million rubles ($5.9 million) a year to maintain. Just by football you cannot make money at this stadium. It will never pay off by football matches only,Ž Deputy Governor Sergei Shvindt told The Associated Press. He hopes concerts and shows will eventually cover, or at least reduce, the shortfall. After reaching the quarterfinals, Russia may have newfound confidence on the soccer field. Its cities, though, could end up burdened with costly arenas. The Yekaterinburg Arena cost 12.7 billion rubles ($203 million) to renovate for the World Cup, and the head of the Ural Yekaterinburg football club, which is due to play there after the World Cup, has told local media it will cost 1 billion rubles ($16 million) to remove the extra stands. Maintenance costs for other stadiums have soared, too, and local officials are pleading for help from the federal government. The stadium in Samara appears the most expensive at around $8 million a year, according to an estimate acting governor Alexander Fetisov gave the state news agency Tass. The Russian government remains tight-lipped on how stadiums will be maintained, but World Cup organizing committee chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday that Russia must keep spending to avoid a repeat of 2014 host Brazils under-used, poorly maintained and loss-making stadiums. You cant throw the stadiums away. You have to work on them every day and be responsible with them,Ž he said, and sadly in Brazil they didnt have the resources to do that at several stadiums.Ž Volgograds stadium cost around $276 million „ or $69 million per World Cup game it hosted. The capacity of 45,000 is nearly 12 times greater than the average crowd for club team Rotor Volgograds games last season. Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi and Kaliningrad face similar problems in a country which has Europes biggest population but crowds at its top-level soccer games barely average more than the main Belgium league. WORLD CUPRussia faces uncertain legacy after hosting


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