In the midst of a rainy morning Saturday, a fatal, singlevehicle crash closed the right lane of eastbound S.R. 776. TrafÂ“c backed up near the El Jobean Bridge in Charlotte County. The victim was identiÂ“ed as Travis W. Becker, 48, a Port Charlotte resident, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Charlotte County Fire/ EMS stated he was found with no pulse upon the arrival of paramedics at about 8:30 a.m., and he was the only person involved in the crash. Charlotte County Fire/EMS Â“rst responded to the scene. FHP was dispatched around 8:56 a.m. to the scene near the intersection of McCall Road and Gillot Boulevard in Port Charlotte, for the singlevehicle wreck. FHP arrived at about 10 a.m., according to their live crash report. After striking the right hand curb, Becker drove through a guardrail, Â”ipping end over end a number of times, Port Charlotte man dies in vehicle versus canal crashDisagreement over office history heats up State Attorney raceBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERCRASH | 8Chris Crowley claims he and his opponent in the race for State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit have one thing in common. They both have been Â“red by the man they hope to take the place of, State Attorney Stephen Russell, according to Crowley. However, both Russell and Amira Fox Â„ CrowleyÂs opponent who Russell endorses Â„ deny that story. Crowley and Fox will face each other in the Republican primary Aug. 28. Write-in candidate, Joseph Hoffman, has also qualiÂ“ed for the race for state attorney in the 20th Judicial Circuit. Fox left the State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce in December 2002, shortly before Russell took ofÂ“ce in January. She submitted a letter of resignation on Nov. 4, 2002, stating her resignation would be effective Dec. 2. Russell won the primary earlier that year, facing three opponents, one of whom was FoxÂs direct supervisor, Marshall Bower. She admits to supporting his campaign. A book by her father Taher Dajani, From Palestine to America describes the election this way: ÂWhen the State Attorney (Joe DÂAllesandro) decided not to run for re-election after thirty years on the job, his deputy (Marshall Bower), decided to run. Amira actively supported him. He lost the election by a slight margin to another attorney (Stephen Russell) who concentrated his election He said, she saidBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER RACE | 8 FOX CROWLEY SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONFlorida Highway Patrol responded to the scene at 10 a.m. Saturday. ARCADIA Â„ Theresa Wheeler, who grew up on a cattle-and-citrus farm her grandparents homesteaded a century ago, says her son is now raising his own sons on that Pine Level farm. Now, however, Wheeler fears MosaicÂs plan to open a nearly 14,000-acre phosphate mine next door will rip the heart out of their familyÂs rural-DeSoto heritage. ÂThe quiet place weÂve loved for generations will be destroyed,ÂŽ she told the DeSoto County Planning Commission at a public hearing for the mine June 6. ÂThe drag lines with their Â”ood lights, the trains running across the countryside, the trucks shifting through 10 to 12 gears, this will be going on 24 hours per day, seven days per week.ÂŽ In a 3-2 vote, DeSoto CountyÂs Planning Commission approved a rezoning request from Mosaic last month. The recommendation will be presented to the countyÂs Board of Commissioners from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 a.m. until noon, and 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. ÂThis is an area where a coyote can be heard howling for miles,ÂŽ she added. ÂI canÂt imagine how this is going to affect my son and his neighbors.ÂŽ Wheeler was one of scores of area residents who spoke passionately against MosaicÂs proposal to have the county rezone the site from lowdensity agriculture (A-10) to phosphate mining. Some warned stormwaters in the Â”ood-prone area could cause spills. Some predicted property values will decline. A few reminded the planning commission that Mosaic has been Â“ned millions of dollars over pollution problems in the past. While the publicÂs opposition might seem overwhelming, much of the testimony was irrelevant, according to both county and Mosaic ofÂ“cials. ThatÂs because the county adopted an ordinance earlier this year that mandated hearings on MosaicÂs proposed mine be considered Âquasi-judicial.ÂŽ In such hearings, board members are to give greater weight to Âsubstantial and competentÂŽ testimony and evidence. That means testimony from qualiÂ“ed experts. Also, the rezoning would merely authorize phosphate mining as a permissible land use. Mosaic would still need to get two additional permits approved before it could begin mining. Those permits, for a master plan and an operating permit, would Mosaic wants to rezone nearly 14,000 acres for miningBy GREG MARTINSUN CORESPONDENT SUN FILE PHOTOS BY ANDREA PRAEGITZERA large dragline in the distance beyond an open and active Mosaic phosphate mine in Hardee County in December of 2017. The comp any provided the Sun a tour of the site, and is planning to expand its mining operations south further into Hardee County and DeSoto County. Glass containers of phosphate rock that Mosaic mined from the ground in the regionÂs Bone Valley. It is used during the fertilizer manufacturing process. PHOSPHATE GETS HEARING IN ARCADIA BY THE NUMBERS...According to information on MosaicÂs website dedicated to its projects in DeSoto County, final boundaries that determine what areas of the property will be allowed for mining have not yet been established. Once mine boundaries are set, Mosaic said this information will be updated. DESOTO MINE ACREAGE 18,287 Â„ Total Parcel Size in acres 13,948 / 3,312 acres Â„ Area Eligible for Mining/Disturbance 11,403 / 4,778 acres Â„ ERP/CRP Applications Purposed for Mining/Disturbance CURRENT LAND USE 62% Â„ Agriculture 22% Â„ Wetlands 11% Â„ Upland Forests 4% Â„ Rangeland 0.7% Â„ Water 0.3% Â„ UtilitiesSource: Mosaic MOSAIC | 4CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 203AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY 60 percent chance of rainHigh 88 Low 81$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodayÂs weather: Sunday, July 22, 2018 LIFE VESTS NOT WORN ON DUCK BOAT THAT CAPSIZEDNone of the 31 passengers on board the duck boat in Branson, Missouri, was wearing a life jacket when the boat capsized, according to an incident report released Saturday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 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Polk Avenue, Arcadia ENGLEWOOD Â„ Some of the signs protesting lawmakers and political candidates may say Âlet them eat pie while the dolphins and sea turtles die.Â On Saturday about six business owners joined 35 other locals from the Red Tide Watch Manasota Facebook group and met at the Elsie Quirk Library. They are interested in solutions to persistent red tide and noxious algae blooms they believe are caused by polluted discharged waters in Lake Okeechobee. One way the group plans to garner attention from several lawmakers is to make and hold signs showing dead dolphins, Â“sh, manatees and sea turtles that washed up on Englewood and Manasota beaches and nearby waterways. The group is planning to protest outside a candidate rally planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota while many Republican candidates eat pie inside. Candidates running for governor, Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis, plan to be there. Also planning to be there are candidates for city and county commission, attorney general, state senate, state representatives, school board, agriculture commissioner, along with others including Gov. Rick Scott who is running for U.S. Senate. In June, President Donald Trump endorsed DeSantis. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan also plans to attend. Dan Yoder, who co-led the meeting, said anyone interested in joining a convoy to protest in Sarasota can meet in the Publix parking lot at 9 a.m. on Saturday, located at 55 North Indiana Ave, in Englewood. ÂWe need to pay close attention to which candidates are getting money from Big Sugar,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe need to speak to as many candidates as possible. Then we need to do our homework and see who is contributing to these campaigns.ÂŽ Meeting organizer Dan Martin said while unclean water is a non-partisan issue, those who are registered as independent voters cannot participate in the primary elections. ÂIf you want your voice heard next month, you have to be either a Republican or Democrat,ÂŽ he said, adding the issue is so important, itÂs necessary to approach the problem in a non-confrontational manner, regardless of political preference. Capt. Dave Spargur, a retired local Â“reÂ“ghter, said his business suffered greatly since the red tide outbreak this summer. ÂI was born and raised here since 1968,ÂŽ Spargur said. ÂI was doing great last year, but IÂve had to cancel seven charters in the past month. ItÂs already a slow time, but itÂs not impacting just me, itÂs the restaurants, the guided tours, rentals and others dependent on tourism.ÂŽ Spargur said heÂs frustrated that some charter captains are still telling their out-of-state customers to keep their reservations here knowing the water smells bad. ÂPeople arenÂt going to come back if they canÂt breathe or see dead dolphins on the beach like there was again this morning.ÂŽ Heather Stout works on Palm Island and lives near the beach. She, her children and their dog are all suffering from the red tide stench. Her dog is on a breathing medication. Stout said a guest at a Palm Island rental wrote on a comment card that he was Âescaping from Alcatraz.ÂŽ ÂIt was heart breaking and shocking to hear that from a valued visitor to our area,ÂŽ she said. ÂBut it was a reality for them. They were stuck on the island. The water was bad at Englewood and Venice beaches. ItÂs not going to get better on its own.ÂŽ Mark Timchula, known as the Beach Guy for his rental umbrellas and chairs, dealt with the dead dolphin on Englewood Beach before coming to the meeting. He told the crowd of 40 that a woman asked him if he knew what the wormlike creatures with eyes stuck to her granddaughterÂs bathing suit were when she came out of the water. ÂThere must have been 100 of them on the bathing suit,ÂŽ he said. A local business owner explained it could be sea lice or microscopic thimble jellyÂ“sh larvae which can cause a rash. ÂThe water is not clean and not safe to swim in right now,ÂŽ Yoder said. ÂI told people to get out of the water yesterday.ÂŽ Locals said the health departments need to be more involved in alerting the public of the medical dangers from red tide. They said administrators are turning a blind eye on the issue. Others complained thereÂs no one group leading the charge for changes, awareness and solutions for clean water. Many in the group pledged to email everyone from the health department directors, to commissioners, state reps and the governor. They also plan to have more meetings and eventually become a non-proÂ“t group. ÂIÂm just a concerned citizen with a boat at Stump Pass who is upset over how our waterways are mismanaged,ÂŽ Martin said. ÂWe have to bombard our elected ofÂ“cials and the candidates and explain that our waterways need attention too.ÂŽ Martin said updates will be posted to the Manasota Red Tide Watch Manasota Key Facebook page.Email: email@example.com Red tide group plans protest over unclean water By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHPeople in the audience were asked if they were local business owners at a clean water/red tide meeting held Saturday at the Elsie Quirk Library. New name, same commitment to you. A commitment to the great service youÂve come to expect. And no matter where you go, our digital experiences go with you, making life simpler, safer, and more fun. And if youÂre new to Bank OZK? Well, you can count on all that, too.Visit OZK.com where weÂre building community one relationship at a time.ozk.com OZK: Nasdaq Listed Member FDIC adno=50538500 adno=720758 adno=54537290
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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 HARDEE OFFICIAL SHARES ADVICEPhosphate mining boosts the local economy while the mining is underway. But when the mining is done, the reclaimed site practically becomes an economic Âghost town,ÂŽ according to Bill Lambert, Hardee County economic development director. However, his county, largely at his urging as a former commissioner a decade ago, made sure Mosaic Fertilizer LLC and other mining companies contributed substantial funds for economic development upfront, as part of mining approvals, to offset the impacts. Asked if he had any advice for DeSoto County, which is poised to consider its first phosphate mine this month, he said DeSoto should follow HardeeÂs approach. ÂPlan for the closure from the beginning,ÂŽ he said. The DeSoto Commission will decide after a public hearing today and Wednesday whether to approve MosaicÂs request to rezone some 14,000 acres in the northwest corner of the county from low-density agriculture to phosphate mining. Mosaic would also need a master plan and operating permit before it could open the mine. Mosaic plans to open it in some five years, as HardeeÂs Fort Mead Extension mine plays out, Mosaic officials said this week. Mosaic plans to complete the mining in 15 years, but, historically, mines take longer to close than planned, according to Lambert. ThatÂs because the mining rises and falls along with market fluctuations, he said. Mining began in Hardee in the 1970s and is still going strong. Mosaic is working to expand its South Pasture and Fort Meade mines. And earlier this month, the Hardee commission approved a major special exception that would authorize MosaicÂs 27,000-acre Ona Mine. Mosaic is awaiting Army Corps of Engineers permits for some of those projects. The first deal to make cash contributions a condition for approval came in 2008 when Mosaic agreed to pay $42million over 10 years. The industrial authority received its first installment under that deal in 2011, Lambert said. The authority used some of the money to build a 264-acre commerce park. Some funds were also used to finance business startups, with mixed results. The county also secured an agreement from the now-defunct CF Industries to pay $10million for educational and training facilities in exchange for approval for the South Pasture mine. For the Ona Mine, the commission negotiated for another $2million per year guaranteed and an additional amount tied to the fluctuations of the phosphate market. That deal, which remains pending Mosaic approval, could net some $87million over the 25-year life of the mine. The funds are for further industrial development, Lambert said. State and federal agencies also negotiated a settlement over a mining infraction against a predecessor of Mosaic in which the mine company created lakes and donated the site to Hardee County. That site is now Hardee Lakes Park. ÂIt is a beautiful example of reclamation, but itÂs one that cannot occur very frequently because of other environmental constraints the mining companies have to comply with,ÂŽ Lambert said. Mosaic is currently emerging from a market downturn that saw net revenues drop from nearly $1 billion to around $250million in recent years, according to a Mosaic report. Meanwhile, Hardee CountyÂs economy has remained Âflat,ÂŽ Lambert said. In fact, Hardee is one of only eight Florida counties that lost population, at a rate of -1.1 percent, over the past seven years, according to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. DeSoto grew by 2.2 percent, Charlotte by 8 percent and Polk by 9.9 percent during that period, from 2010 to 2017, according to BEBR. A big factor in HardeeÂs negative population growth is that a big chunk of land, some 140,000 acres, is tied up as phosphate mines, Lambert said. No one seems interested in developing home sites on those lands, he said. Also, the agricultural productivity of those lands is Âgreatly reducedÂŽ even after reclamation, he said. Â(Phosphate companies) say these lands are Âreclaimed,Â but thatÂs by rule. Somebody really needs to look at the productivity pre-mining and post-mining,ÂŽ he said. Another factor that hammered Hardee had nothing to do with phosphate. It was citrus greening, he said. Hardee and DeSoto Âcould be twinsÂŽ in their heritage, he said. Both are inland counties that share the Peace River, both have economies based on citrus and cattle, and, perhaps soon, both will have phosphate mining. However, the amount of mining in Hardee far exceeds the 23,000 acres envisioned in DeSoto, he noted. Also, DeSoto can expect to see residential development increase because if its proximity to coastal Charlotte County, where the economy is booming, he said. Mosaic plans to employ some 250 at its DeSoto mine, and some nearby businesses could expect to sprout up to serve the miners. But, those jobs go away when the miningÂs done. ItÂs the same scenario that created Âghost townsÂŽ out west, he pointed out. ÂDonÂt wait until the mining is done and then have a knee-jerk reaction and say, ÂOh, what have we done?ÂÂŽ Lambert warned. Â„ By Charlotte Sun Correspondent Greg Martin regulate how the mining would be conducted to minimize impacts. Because the rezoning wouldnÂt automatically initiate mining, comments about mining impacts are not relevant to the rezoning, according to Mosaic. And County Development Director Earl Hahn agreed with that argument, in a staff report recommending the rezoning be approved. Expert testimony should also be given greater weight when the County Commission considers the rezoning July 2425, according to Hahn. Although the public is encouraged to provide input, the commission will be advised to make its decision based only on substantial, competent and relevant testimony, he said. Both he and County Attorney Donald Conn advised the planning commission to base its decision not on emotion, but on whether MosaicÂs proposal complies with 15 criteria for rezoning in the countyÂs zoning procedure. Some of the criteria does not seem appropriate for a phosphate mining rezoning because it either pertains to residential development or to impacts that could stem from phosphate operations, which would be addressed by the separate mining permits, Hahn said in an interview last week. For example, one criteria suggests the rezoning could be denied if it would create an adverse inÂ”uence on living conditions such as noise, dust, light pollution or trafÂ“c congestion. HahnÂs report points out the rezoning does not authorize mining so no such impacts will result. However, the report also notes that in MosaicÂs application for the other permits it includes a trafÂ“c study that shows trafÂ“c from the mine will only amount to 5 percent of the capacity of State Road 70, which is the main road to the mine site. Mosaic also plans to have eight trains cross State Road 70 each day. They will hold up trafÂ“c for 10 minutes each. Although that will pose Âa major inconvenience,ÂŽ the train crossing wonÂt create either congestion or unsafe conditions on the nowrural two-lane road, Hahn concluded. Another criteria suggests a rezoning could be rejected if the propertyÂs owner would be able to use his or her property under its existing zoning. Mosaic now uses its land for agricultural purposes, but it contains valuable minerals that Mosaic would not be able to extract unless the property were to be rezoned. So MosaicÂs proposal complies with that criteria, Hahn states. Another criteria suggests rezonings could be rejected if they pose drainage impacts. HahnÂs report again points out the Ârezoning will not create a drainage problem because the rezoning does not authorize mining and related activities.ÂŽ However, the report also notes that Mosaic has already received a state permit that prohibits impacts. ThatÂs proof the company will comply with drainage requirements, the report states. Geri Waksler, attorney for Mosaic, also emphasized at the hearing that Mosaic in April 2017 obtained its Environmental Resource Permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. By deÂ“nition, that suggests Mosaic will not cause adverse impacts to water resources. ÂYouÂve heard a tremendous amount of public testimony about phosphate mining and why it should not be permitted in DeSoto County,ÂŽ Waksler told the commission. ÂBut, as Mr. Conn just said, weÂre not here today to decide whether to allow phosphate mining in DeSoto County. ItÂs a public hearing to decide whether to zone land in which phosphate mining would be a permitted use, and where agriculture would be a continuing permitted use.ÂŽ She added that MosaicÂs experts and evidence proved the mine would comply with DeSotoÂs comprehensive plan and land development codes. ÂYou have heard no expert testimony to the contrary,ÂŽ she said. The planning commission ultimately voted 3-2 to recommend the County Commission approve the rezoning. Percy Angelo of Placida, who sits on the Charlotte Harbor Group of the Sierra Club, said in an interview Thursday she thinks all 15 of the DeSoto CountyÂs rezoning criteria are relevant to phosphate mining impacts, so testimony about those impacts is relevant. ÂThe argument that phosphate mining impacts donÂt count in a rezoning hearing I think is incorrect,ÂŽ she said. Angelo said the mine poses Âmultiple concernsÂŽ for people downstream. She pointed out Mosaic plans to surround large sections of the mine with a ditch and a berm in order to capture all the rain that falls on the site until the mine is reclaimed. ÂThat means the water no longer gets to the larger system, which is the Peace River,ÂŽ she said. That reduces salinity levels in the Charlotte Harbor estuary, and that affects wildlife, she said. Angelo also pointed out the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority provides water from the Peace River to four counties and a city. Mining puts that waterÂs quality at risk, despite MosaicÂs efforts to comply with permit requirements, she said. She pointed out some spills have occurred in the past. Glenn Compton, director of Manasota-88, noted that Mosaic is also currently mining on two similar mines in Hardee County and is working to get permits for third, the 27,000acre Ona Mine. ÂThe immense size of whatÂs proposed will deÂ“nitely have impacts on water resources downstream for decades if not centuries to come,ÂŽ he said. Compton worries that county staffs donÂt have adequate resources to fully review such projects before approving them. State and federal governments have streamlined their reviews in recent years, he said. ThatÂs one reason why its important for the public to raise issues during public hearings. ÂWe cannot assume they understand all the potential impacts phosphate mining could have on their county,ÂŽ Compton said. Mosaic also owns 9,000 acres next to the 14,000-acre site set to be rezoned. The 9,000-acre tract was rezoned for phosphate mining in 1981, when the site was owned by Amax, according to Mosaic ofÂ“cials. In 2010, DeSoto County adopted a general phosphate mining overlay district that encompasses the entire Mosaic site. The intent was to limit future phosphate mining only to that area, according to HahnÂs staff report. Mosaic Â“led applications for all three of its county permits in December of 2016. In other mining counties, commissions have held a single hearing to consider all three. However, in DeSoto, the county administrator, attorney and development director decided to Â“rst take up the rezoning separately, Hahn said. The goal was to avoid overloading commissioners and give the public more input opportunities, he said. ÂWe didnÂt feel (one hearing) was an appropriate way to go because it seemed like shoving everything down their throats at once,ÂŽ he said. The county expects to consider the other permits next year, he said. Mosaic is also awaiting a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for wetlands and wildlife impacts. Some residents have warned that granting a rezoning will vest Mosaic with the right to mine. Hahn, however, noted a county code states a rezoning does not guarantee a particular project will be approved. Several residents told stories of Â”oods in the area of the mine site, which includes Horse Creek, a major Peace River tributary. One resident said during Hurricane Irma, a couple of creeks topped their banks and merged together. Andy Mele, the Suncoast Waterkeeper, in testimony to the planning commission, said the proposed mine plan shows a clay settling area that seems to have been Âplopped with diabolical accuracy right on top of Buzzard Roost and Brandy Branch,ÂŽ which are Horse Creek tributaries. Mele, who has a masterÂs degree in environmental science from Bard College, warned the clay settling areas, which are Â“lled with Âa crud, like pudding,ÂŽ disrupt natural hydrology and pose a threat of spills during Â”oods. Mele encouraged the commission to consider mining impacts despite advice to the contrary from the county attorney. ÂThe literalist interpretation by Mosaic, (and) by your staff: it may be technically reasonable and logical Âƒ but it is not compelling,ÂŽ he said. ÂRezoning is going to open the door for mining.ÂŽ Mele is one of several area environmental advocates who have Â“led reports within a county two-week deadline to testify as experts at the commissionÂs July 24-25 hearing. Waksler has also submitted a report within the deadline. In that report, a real estate expert concludes land values near mines in Hardee County are higher than values for land far away from mines.MOSAICFROM PAGE 1 SUN FILE PHOTO BY ANDREA PRAEGITZERMosaic has multiple processing plants where fertilizer products are produced, along with beneciation plants where mined phosphate is separated from other materials. Additionally it has many current holdings of mineland, which are light green areas on this slide the company showed the Sun during a tour last year, along with future permitting sites in Hardee, Manatee and DeSoto counties that are shown as yellow on this map. SUN PHOTO BY JIM GOUVELLISA large sign in Arcadia advertised an anti-mining message Saturday to people walking and driving through the area. It said to Âshut down phosphate mining in FloridaÂŽ and provided a number to call.MORE INFORMATION Â€ DeSoto County has published dozens of documents on proposed mining available at: desotobocc.com Â€ Mosaic also has information about its plans available here: http://mosaicindesoto.com/ FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCHARLOTTE Daniel Kozma BalkunowDaniel Kozma Balkunow, 78, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away July 17, 2018. He was born August 4, 1939 in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania to the late Kozma and Florence Balkunow. He spent the majority of his life in New Jersey retiring to Punta Gorda in 2002. He was employed for 34 years by BristolMyers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey as Department Head/ Radiation Safety OfÂ“cer involved in the manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals. Daniel is survived by his wife of 40 years, Catherine. His sister and brother-in-law, Judy and John Majewski of North Brunswick, New Jersey, and two nieces, Deborah Bussey of Hamilton Square, New Jersey and Judy Davidson of Edison, New Jersey. He was a member of various antique automobile clubs, including Sports Car Club of America, Tampa Bay Austin Healey Club of America, Austin Healey Sports and Touring Club, and British Car Club of Southwest Florida. A ÂCelebration of LifeÂŽ will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL. With a Memorial Service to follow at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of Â”owers, the family requests donations be made to the American ParkinsonÂs Disease Association Headquarters, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenues, Staten Island, NY 10305. Condolences can be made to the family at www.kays-ponger.comBeverly CollingwoodBeverly Collingwood passed away peacefully on July 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving children. Bev was born in Massachusetts and moved to Florida in 1976, residing in Sarasota, and for the past 5 years in Port Charlotte. Bev was an astute businesswoman who successfully managed construction, real estate and pool construction businesses. She loved raising orchids, cooking, dancing and traveling the world. For many years she belonged to the Bird Key Yacht Club. Her greatest passion in life was sailing. The happiest years of her life were the time she and Gil spent traveling all over the Caribbean in their vessel Moondancer. Beverly had a talent for writing and sent amazing travelogues to friends and family describing her adventures. Bev was adventurous, funny, classy, assertive and larger than life in so many ways. At the age of 80 she was still rollerblading and enjoying every minute of it. She leaves a void in the lives of her family that can never be Â“lled. They take solace in the belief she is now at peace and happy sailing with Gil on the other side of the horizon. Beverly is survived by her 3 children: Melinda Downes of Nokomis, Bonnie Volney (husband Peter Bertinelli) of Port Charlotte, and Gordon Parry of Boston. She had 6 wonderful grandchildren: Kelly Downes Comer, Kate Downes Richardson, Casey Downes Ware, Shane Volney, Myka Volney Meier, and Bron Volney, as well as 8 greatgrandchildren. She loved her family with all her heart. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, C. Gilbert Collingwood. In keeping with BevÂs wishes a private family service and burial at sea will take place at a later date. Donations in her name can be made to the AlzheimerÂs Association, at 800-272-3900. Memories of Bev and messages to the family can be posted at www. NationalCremation.com.John H. GroseJohn Grose, originally from Nassau, BWI, born July 10, 1941, died of Renal failure in Bayfront Health Hospital, Punta Gorda, Florida on June 6, 2018. He was 77. Born in Nassau and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, John graduated from Coral Gables HS in 1959. He entered Florida State University on a football scholarship the following fall. John earned his BS from FSU in 1964 where he met and married Margay Blasingame Grose. A daughter, Clarissa Margaret Elizabeth Grose, was subsequently born of that union. Completing his MBA in 1965, John won a Teaching Fellowship to the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Fellowship and extensive practical experience in a wide range of industries, in particular, higher education, broadcast communication, energy utilities, and various service businesses afforded him the opportunity to complete his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. His area of concentration was Business Organization & Operation specializing in Management Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis for small & midsized businesses. After graduation John held professorial positions at Rutgers and Villanova Universities before joining SUNGARD Higher Education Services (SGHE Strategic Consulting Services) as Senior Principal Consultant in 1997. Dr. Grose was a scholarathlete in the truest sense of the word. He loved learning and he loved teaching. He studied anything that captured his imagination Â„ from bridge to tennis, from golf to foreign languages, from computers to Old English history, and was a collector of maps. He loved to play Pro-Am tennis, was a ranked Middle States Amateur player, and a local tournament Â“nalist and/or champion for a number of years. His academic achievements were matched by his athletic accomplishments well into his senior years. Dr. Grose, known as Skip to childhood friends and family, lived a happy and accomplished life. He was greatly loved and loved back. He will be dearly missed and remembered fondly. In addition to his daughter Clarissa and wife Margay, John is survived by his brother, Neil Grose; sister, Cynthia G. Dees; and a multitude of in-laws, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service for John Howard Grose, Ph.D., a long time Main Line resident, will be held on Saturday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. at St DavidÂs Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The Rev W. Frank Allen will ofÂ“ciate. The family requests that in lieu of Â”owers, donations in the name of Dr. John H. Grose be given to the American Kidney Fund (AKF) at kidneyfund.org or The American Red Cross.Douglas John KazalDouglas John Kazal, 87, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Tidwell Hospice House, Arcadia, Florida. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.Robert V. TaylorRobert ÂBobÂŽ V. Taylor; architect, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19, 2018, holding the hand of his beloved wife of 57 years. He was born January 26, 1932 in Punta Gorda, Florida to William and Cora (Rye) Taylor. Bob was a Veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War and proud graduate of the University of Florida in Architecture. On October 28, 1961, he married the love of his life, Carol Scowden Taylor. Together, they had three sons. He was an avid sportsman; including hunter, diver, Â“sherman, golfer, tennis player and pickle baller. Bob was a City Councilman of Punta Gorda from 1975 1982 and respected Construction Project Manager at Edison College. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; sons, Scott (Janet) in Signal Mt, TN, Ty (Caroline) in Newport Bch, CA, and Tim (Gayle) in Boca Raton, FL; and grandchildren Mallory (David), Zachary, Casey, Jake, Nicole, Dylan and Kylie. He touched everyone whom he came in contact with and left an indelible mark on all our lives & the community in which he served. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of Â”owers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Peace River Wildlife Center. Condolences can be made to the family at www.kays-ponger.comWill Delbert Van PeltWilliam Delbert ÂBillÂŽ Van Pelt, 71, loving husband and father of three children, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at his home in Port Charlotte. Bill was born in December of 1946, to the late Herbert and Elizabeth Van Pelt, in Martinsville, Ohio, where he grew up in the Methodist faith. After many years farming, Bill went to work with Airborne Express, retiring after 25 years, as an Area Manager. Bill and his loving wife of 38 years, Linda, moved from Wilmington, Ohio, to Port Charlotte in 2008. FloridaÂs warm sunny climate and abundant waters suited his love of boating, Â“shing, and the many outdoor activities he enjoyed with his family, especially his kids. He loved having a good time, and always had a smile. With great sadness he leaves behind his beloved wife, Linda; daughters, Andrea (Chad Karr) of New Port Richey, Florida, and Cristal Osborne (William Moore) of Independence, Kentucky; a son, Christopher Osborne (Alexis Caplinger) of Blue Ash, Ohio; grandsons, Zachary Osborne of Ohio, Kaleb and Samuel Karr of Florida; one granddaughter, Charissa Harris of Kentucky; two sisters, Sue Chase (Andrew) of Tennessee, and Kay Martin (Larry) of Ohio; many beloved Kathleen Ann LapcinskiKathleen Ann (Mintline) Lapcinski was born Aug. 1, 1942, in Saginaw, Michigan to Edward and Marion Mintline. She spent her early years in Traverse City, Michigan, later moving to Adrian, Michigan, attending both Adrian Catholic Central High School and Siena Heights University. Upon earning her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, she began a long and accomplished professional career in healthcare and hospital administration. Shortly after moving to Flint, Michigan she met a charming high school teacher, Clarence Lapcinski, who shared her love of dancing. They married in 1966 and remained dancing partners for over 50 years. Kathleen and Clarence moved to Grand Blanc, Michigan to raise their two boys and enjoyed family vacations, camping, hiking, and exploring the natural wonders of North America. She also cherished time spent with loved ones and friends at the family cabin on the bank of the AuSable River. Kathleen always valued intellectual challenge, breaking new ground and continually learning. She spent the majority of her career at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint Michigan and Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. While working full-time and raising a family, she earned her Master of Health Administration from Central Michigan University, pioneered new approaches to family health medicine management and was instrumental in establishing the Genesys Family Health Center program. She was very active with her community, family and friends, serving on multiple community organization boards, singing in her church choir, tutoring youth and adults and playing in numerous Bridge, Pinochle and Euchre groups. KathleenÂs relocation to Punta Gorda upon retirement did not diminish her drive to give to her local community. She soon found herself organizing entertainment and travel excursions for her senior community where she also served as Treasurer and later, Vice President of the Eagle Point Homeowners Association. Her passion for adventure with family and friends was a deÂ“ning characteristic throughout her life. She developed a love for kayaking with her son, Mark, embarked solo to Belize to visit a close friend, tackled indoor skydiving in her late sixties, and marked her 50th wedding anniversary completing her goal to visit all Â“fty states with a family trip to Alaska. Kathleen was a loving and dedicated person, often going to great lengths to keep her commitments. She faced death with courage and dignity, passing away surrounded by family after a 19-year battle with liver disease. We will miss her dearly and will remember her with much love, admiration and affection. Kathleen is survived by her husband of nearly 52 years, Clarence; two children, Mark and Matthew; granddaughter, Elle; siblings, Edward, Mary Margaret, Margie, and Deborah; and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 27th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Punta Gorda, Florida. In lieu of Â”owers, please consider contributing in her name to Our Lady of the Woods Shrine, St MaryÂs Catholic Church, PO Box 189, Mio, Michigan 48647. ÂIn three words I can sum up everything IÂve learned about life: it goes on.ÂŽ Â„ Robert Frost Arrangements entrusted to Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â„ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to email@example.comPublisher Â„ Glen Nickerson Executive editor Â„ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor Â„ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor Â„ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTVote in November for Amendment 6 Trump is failing the United States State Attorney rate of convictions correct ItÂs wrong to ban smoking medical pot President missed his history class Clean phosphates from our waterways LetÂs get rid of MSBU taxesEditor: As the Charlotte County sheriff, I have spent countless hours following an arrest explaining the constitutional rights afforded to someone accused of a crime. I wish I could say I have spent a similar amount of time talking with crime victims about their own rights, but unfortunately victims lack any clear, enforceable constitutional protections. Imagine telling a mother the law considers the rights of her sonÂs murderer more important than her own, or that a rapist has stronger legal protections than the person he or she sexually assaulted. Thankfully, this could soon change. In November, Floridians will have the chance to provide crime victims with constitutional rights through Amendment 6, also known as MarsyÂs Law. Amendment 6 guarantees victims have rights equal to those accused of a crime, such as the right to information, the right to be heard and the right to be treated with fairness. The criminal justice system is set up to balance the interests of the state with the person accused or convicted of a crime. But, an important component is missing: the victim. As a law enforcement ofÂ“cer, I Â“rmly believe those accused of a crime are entitled to their Sixth Amendment protections Â„ but I also believe we can uphold those rights while providing victims with constitutional protections, too. MarsyÂs Law will bring much-needed equality to the criminal justice system. I will be voting for Amendment 6, and I encourage you to do the same.Bill Prummell Punta GordaEditor: If you think you are living in an alternate reality, you are not alone. As Americans, we just watched our president criticize our intelligence community and took the word of Putin that the Russians did not interfere in our democracy. Where are those patriotic Americans today and why do we not hear from Editor: There has been a great deal of discussion about the 39% conviction rate by the area prosecutorÂs ofÂ“ce. Unfortunately for the people of Southwest Florida, this Â“gure is accurate. The State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce for the 20th Judicial Circuit only successfully prosecuted just 39 percent of those arrested for the Â“scal year of 2015 to 2016. As the former information technology coordinator at the State AttorneyÂs ofÂ“ce for the 20th Judicial Circuit, I am uniquely familiar with the statistics and data related to arrests and adjudications of guilty. The data regarding the State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce 2016 conviction rate, where we compared criminal arrests to formal adjudications of guilt was provided by the Florida OfÂ“ce of State Court Administration (published reports), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (published reports) as well as conÂ“rmed by detailed data spreadsheets Editor: I Â“nd it very interesting that politicians, who supposedly work for the people, have taken it upon themselves to ban the smoking of medical marijuana. This is far better than opioid addiction that is destroying our country. Who is the government to decide right from wrong? Doctors and scientists have proven that marijuana is an effective remedy for pain, glaucoma, seizures, and many other ailments. Many people with these ailments canÂt afford the costs associated with vaping. It is far less expensive to use the smokable form. The hypocrisy of these politicians to defy the constitutional amendment which was approved by 72 percent of our voters is reprehensible. Based upon their deÂ“nition of morality, all liquor stores, bars and pharmacies should be closed and opiates and liquor be administered without swallowing. I challenge these moralists to never imbibe alcohol or use opiates for pain.Alan Glassman Punta GordaEditor: As a U.S. Navy vet and lifelong student of history, I am appalled at the affront to our democracy. If one takes a good look at history, it is apparent that this president has not. His declaration that our longtime ally (Canada) burned the White House during the War of 1812 shows his ignorance. One only has to look back to see how a previous leader hoodwinked an entire continent. It seems we are possibly headed down the same path. Attempts to discredit the media, division of families, constant lies, edicts from above, etc, etc. We must all get out and vote this November. Only we can stop this madman. Power to the people. With all that is happening, I have adopted a new personal saying: Drain the swamp...Â“ll the sewer.Monty Birdsey Port CharlotteEditor: They used to mention that the contaminated water Â”owing down the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee was Editor: A tax by any other name. Of course IÂm talking about the non ad valorem portion of your property tax bill. Everyone needs to prioritize a visit with their commissioner(s); perhaps, while you are paying off your tax bill. LetÂs get rid of MSBUs forever Â„ as early as this summer. Did you know . Each of the 78 authorized MSBUs is directly controlled by the citizens of this county. Whatever happened to representative government in a free democratic republic? Presently the MSBU accounts have a surplus of $300 million? Many MSBU assessments continue to be collected (much like a toll booth) long after the designated project has been paid in full. Each MSBU has an exorbitant administration cost built into the cost, up to almost half the taxes collected, which is not included in the county budget. This immoral and unjust scheme further extends to disabled veterans and nonproÂ“t organizations, who are also tax exempt. Many of these worthy organizations greatly struggle every year to pay thousands of dollars in oppressive non ad valorem assessments. This taxing scheme unlawfully and immorally goes against over 200 years of multiple and repeated legal precedence, which acknowledges that Yahweh (Jesus) alone is the one and only true Sovereign over His Church and is therefore not subject to any authority! Churches are exempt and immune from every taxing authority in the land including sales taxes, municipal fees, Â“nes, etc.Rev. Bob McDue ElJobeanItÂs past time to develop City MarketplaceOUR POSITION: ItÂs time for Punta Gorda to think outside the box and make something happen with the long-vacant City Marketplace property.There is a $9.4 million hole in the heart of Punta Gorda. That is the asking price for the 5-or-so-long-dormant acres Â„ called City Marketplace Â„ in the middle of town. For years, private citizens, developers and City Council members have debated its fate. On two or three occasions someone actually produced plans Â„ complete with sketches Â„ of their idea to Â“ll in the barren lots. Blame it on a failure to capture the imagination of council members, a lack of money, zoning restrictions that choked developersÂ bottom line, but nothing has worked, so far. ÂI think the property has to become something that creates synergy downtown,ÂŽ said Nick Nemec, a partner in Edgewater Events LLC, which produces concerts and other ÂhappeningsÂŽ at City Marketplace. NemecÂs popular shows Â„ FunkFest is the biggest Â„ are proof that people will swarm to Punta Gorda for the right attraction. A Â“ve-day circus will be the next promotion Nemec offers the public. ItÂs set for October. If he were a richer man, no doubt Nemec might cherish the idea of turning City Marketplace into the type of venue we envision. That would be a lot of open space Â„ a park Â„ surrounded by specialty shops, more restaurants and maybe a dance club. We can even imagine an amphitheater. The roadblock is money. ÂFirst you have the $9.4 million price and then the cost of building whatever you build,ÂŽ Nemec pointed out. ÂThat would be another $10-$15 million. I donÂt know where the money would come from. And, it would take a long time to make that money back.ÂŽ The property is owned by Lely Development Corporation of Naples, Florida. Its president, Joe Boff, knows he is setting on a gold mine. ÂEveryone who has expressed interest in the property says they need to (build higher),ÂŽ said Bruce Laishley, a former part-owner of the land before selling it to Lely. ÂAnd even if you get a variance to build higher, people are (skeptical) because anyone can go to court and object to the variance. Punta GordaÂs code says a variance can be granted for hardship. But the cityÂs deÂ“nition of a hardship is vague.ÂŽ Laishley proposed that until the city changes its code, there will be no buyers Â„ even though he suggested that Punta Gorda is a ÂhotÂŽ destination for developers and hoteliers right now. Boff is just waiting for the right offer. ÂI have had some conversations,ÂŽ he said. ÂBut nothing in writing. IÂve been asking for more building height. You have to have residents to do business.ÂŽ We believe there has to be a way to make it happen Â„ and not necessarily by raising the building height There are rumors of a potential public/private partnership. That may be a great way to raise the money if the parties can agree on the scope of the development and what works best for the city. We would love to see a park where music could be played late at night Â„ unlike Laishley where the music dies at 10 p.m. because of an agreement with nearby condo owners. ItÂs time for the city to step up efforts to reach out for partners Â„ even beyond Florida. ThereÂs a hole in its heart that needs Â“lling. all those Republican leaders who swore an oath to America and its people to protect the constitution, our democracy and AmericaÂs leadership in the world. Unfortunately what I see today is American democracy being ripped apart all because of a president who will not acknowledge the truth that the Russians did meddle in our election. This is a president who is much more comfortable with dictators and autocrats than with our allies who have been with us for the last 70 years. The day will come when America will need those allies and I just hope they can forget what this president has done. I chose to become an American citizen and was proud to do so and I still believe in what America stands for throughout the world. But I cannot, and will not, support a president who undermines our laws and institutions and spreads hate. One needs only to go outside America and see how we are perceived by our friends and allies. I was willing to give Mr. Trump an opportunity to prove me wrong and show he could lead and bring our country together. Unfortunately he is everything I thought.George Baillie North Portshared by the Lee County Clerk of Court and Charlotte County Clerk of Court. According to the Florida OfÂ“ce of State Court Administration, the total number of arrests in the Â“ve county Judicial Circuit of Southwest Florida for Â“scal year of 2015-2016, totaled 46,122, yet the same ofÂ“ce reported total adjudications of guilt of only 18,025. The data clearly shows a 2015-2016 Â“ve-county circuit conviction rates of 39 percent. Some have called this factual data and information a ÂlieÂŽ for political reasons, but the data provided by the Florida OfÂ“ce of State Court Administrator (published reports), FDLE (published reports) and conÂ“rmed by two clerkÂs ofÂ“ces are not in question. A 39 percent conviction rate for the prosecutorÂs ofÂ“ce from 2016 is indisputable.Guy Smith Fort Myersphosphates and algae caused by Big Sugar and farm fertilizer. Then on the other hand we have the well-known Earth and water destruction company called Mosaic mining that claims to pull phosphate from Florida soil to make fertilizer. ItÂs to bad they canÂt work along with the Army Corps. of Engineers to clean up and remove all of the phosphates from our contaminated waterways here in SW Florida. Instead of starting new earth mining projects.Stuart Shau Punta Gorda
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 VIEWPOINT ItÂs ironic that with all the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth concerning RussiaÂs attempts to meddle and prevent the American people from participating in a fair election, that our own Florida government would cynically manipulate the Primary Election laws to disenfranchise a majority of our population from participating in selected primary races. And it is done in such a shadowy, convoluted process that most of you who are prevented from voting are not even aware of it. I refer speciÂ“cally to the ongoing contentious contest for the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit between Amira Fox and Chris Crowley, both Republicans Â„ a bitter Â“ght well documented in the news media. What you donÂt know, and it makes all the difference in the world, is that there is a third candidate, a write-in, a shadowy faux candidate. Fort Myers attorney Joseph P. Hoffman is also Âon the ballot,ÂŽ though his name will not appear anywhere on it. And over 55 percent of Charlotte County voters will be denied their right to vote in that contest. HereÂs how the scam works. Like I said, itÂs a bit convoluted so bear with me. Florida conducts a closed primary, meaning that each political party selects their candidate to represent them in the Nov. 6 General Election. Only registered members of the Democratic Party are allowed to vote for the Democrat candidates. Same for the Republican Party. A closed primary prevents members from an opposing political party from skewing the vote in order to elect a candidate less likely to win in the General Election. Those voters who choose to not be associated with a political party, identiÂ“ed as NPA or No Political AfÂ“liation, are not permitted to vote in those races which are choosing a party candidate, and their ballot will show only those non-partisan contests, such as school boards, judges, etc. It is a fair way to conduct a primary and a process I enthusiastically endorse. So far, so good. A person can qualify to be a candidate in three different ways. He or she can submit a required number of petitions signed by supporters; he or she can pay a substantial fee, based on the salary of the ofÂ“ce being sought, both of which will secure his or her name and political afÂ“liation on the ballot. Or Â… and here is where we Â“nd the snake in the grass Â„ he or she can simply, without any effort, fee, or a single petition, Â“le with the Supervisor of Elections OfÂ“ce, a form that will list the person as a write-in candidate. The name will not appear on the ballot; only a blank line labeled Âwrite in candidate.ÂŽ But now we come to the cynical, convoluted process that can strip you of your right to vote in certain contests, and it is happening in this Primary Election. In our closed primary system, if only two or more candidates from the same party are running, then everyone, regardless of political afÂ“liation will get to vote in the contest. If, for example, there are only three Republican candidates running for sheriff, then everyone gets to vote in that race. The reason is that the winner of that contest will win the ofÂ“ce and that race wonÂt even appear on the November ballot. Nothing could be more fair than that. But if anyone from a different political party, or no party at all, enters the contest, then the contest is closed to anyone outside that party afÂ“liation. The State Attorney contest is a case in point. When Fox and Crowley, both Republicans, were the only candidates in the race, their names would have appeared on the ballot of every one of the 132,553 registered voters in Charlotte County and we would all have a chance to vote our choice. But when Hoffman submitted a form declaring his candidacy, and, unlike the other candidates, there was no effort, no fee and no petitions, he closed the race to only Republican voters thereby disenfranchising 73,120 non-Republican voters in Charlotte County. He is a faux candidate, does not actively campaign, has not reported any contributions, reports no expenditures, his name will not even be on the ballot, and, like other faux write-in candidates of past elections, he will probably quietly drop out of the contest after the Primary. HeÂs there simply to close the race. To deny you your right to vote. So what can you do? In the short term, if you think this is an important contest or you just want to protest this inequity by rattling a few cages, you can change your party afÂ“liation to ÂRepublicanÂŽ anytime between now and July 29. After that date the Charlotte County voter polls are ÂclosedÂŽ for the August Primary. And, of course, after the Primary it doesnÂt make a bit of difference what your political afÂ“liation is for the General Election in November. If you want to change your party afÂ“liation, you must submit a new voter registration application, available on-line or at the Supervisor of Elections ofÂ“ce. You may also submit a signed written notice that contains your date of birth or your voter registration number. You may mail, fax, or email this notice to the Supervisor of Election. Then the day after the Primary switch back as you were. ItÂs easy. DonÂt let the politicians in Tallahassee rob you of your right to vote! In the long term, you can write your legislator in Tallahassee expressing your displeasure at this shameful manipulation of your right to a fair election, demanding this cynical loophole in our election law be closed. How to close the loophole? Simple. A write-in candidate cannot close a primary election. Period. Register and vote. It matters! Robert Hardy is a resident of Port Charlotte and a veteran poll worker.55 percent of voters silenced in this race Guest ColumnRobert Hardy ÂŽThis human nature is shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.ÂŽ Â„ Peter De VriesOr from reading the Âpublic letter of admonitionÂŽ sent by the U.S. SenateÂs Select Committee on Ethics to Robert Menendez, the Democratic incumbent seeking a third full term representing New Jersey. Nationwide, Democrats are defending 26 Senate seats, Republicans; only nine. Five Democratic incumbents are running in states that 21 months ago experienced Donald Trump swoons: He won Missouri by 18.6 points, Indiana by 19.2, Montana by 20.4, North Dakota by 35.7, West Virginia by 42.1. In New Jersey, which Hillary Clinton carried by 14.1 points, Menendez was supposed to be safe. The RepublicansÂ most recent presidential victory in New Jersey was in 1988. In the subsequent seven elections, the Democratic presidential candidatesÂ average margin of victory was almost 13 points. This state last elected a Republican senator (Clifford Case) in 1972. This 46-year drought might end in November. Robert Hugin, 63, grew up in blue-collar Union City, as did Menendez, with whom Hugin served as student representatives to the local board of education. Hugin became the Â“rst in his family to graduate from college (Princeton), served 14 years in the Marine Corps (his two sons are now ofÂ“cers), then went into business, rising to run a pharmaceutical company. This sin, although scarlet in the overheated public mind, might be less so than MenendezÂs transgressions detailed in the letter. With hilarious understatement, James Madison, who was not known for hilarity, said, ÂEnlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.ÂŽ A unanimous Senate ethics committee (three Republicans, three Democrats) in its April 26 letter to Menendez said: ÂBy this letter, you are hereby severely admonished.ÂŽ Menendez, the letter said, brought Âdiscredit upon the SenateÂŽ by the following: ÂOver a six-year period,ÂŽ Menendez Âknowingly and repeatedly accepted gifts of signiÂ“cant valueÂŽ from a friend (an ophthalmologist who, the letter did not say, is currently appealing a 17-year sentence for $73 million of fraudulent Medicare billings). The gifts included air travel on private and commercial Â”ights, a luxury hotel stay in Paris (the committeeÂs letter is demurely silent about MenendezÂs accompanying girlfriend) and 19 visits to a Dominican Republic villa. He neither publicly reported, nor received written permission for, these gifts. In addition, the committee said, Menendez improperly intervened with federal agencies with Âpersistent advocacyÂŽ for his friendÂs business interests. New Jersey Democrats Â„ they outnumber Republicans by nearly 900,000 Â„ powered Menendez to a 19-point victory six years ago. In last monthÂs primary, however, his opponent won 37.8 percent of the vote while spending next to nothing Â„ not enough to require Â“ling any Â“nancial statement. In October he was underwater, 19-59, in a poll about whether he deserves re-election. Today, polls show Menendez with small single-digit leads, but HuginÂs brass-knuckle ads are saying things like this: Â(President) ObamaÂs Justice Department said (Menendez) belongs in jail.ÂŽ The department brought a 14-count felony corruption indictment, which resulted in a nearly three-month trial that did not convict Menendez. The government then decided against a new prosecution. Hugin might be hindered by the Republican tax cut, which limited the deductibility on federal income taxes of state and local tax payments. This particularly hurts residents of high-tax blue states such as this one. The 10 percent of New Jersey voters affected are affected substantially because property taxes are very high. Hugin says that New Jersey ranks 50th among the states in the high ratio of money sent to Washington compared to the money Washington sends back. He notes that the state has suffered from the out-migration of high earners. (One, who a few years ago decamped to income-tax-free Florida, had been sending hundreds of millions a year to Trenton.) The fastest rate of out-migration is among those ages 18 to 34. The state leads the nation in the percentage of young adults living with their parents Â„ a nightmare for both sides of the transaction. Most New Jersey voters get their news from New York and Philadelphia television stations that pay minimal attention to the state, and many New Jersey newspapers, experiencing resource constraints common to the industry everywhere, have reduced power to broadly inform. So, Hugin must pay for the dissemination of information about MenendezÂs many departures from Senate standards. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 campaign outside urban centers. After taking ofÂ“ce the new State Attorney began a major sweep in senior staff positions appointing new attorneys who were close to him. He asked Amira to resign. Soon she was offered a job at a new law Â“rm in Fort Myers, switching from being a state prosecutor to a defense attorney.ÂŽ This week, Fox denied she had ever been asked to resign. She instead said Russell met with everyone on executive staff, including her, as she was head of the Collier County ofÂ“ce at the time. Russell Âdiscussed that he would be changing over the executive staff,ÂŽ and with that in mind, Fox chose to go into private practice. ÂThere was nothing unfriendly about it,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt was very amicable, but I decided at that point, it would be better for my career if I went to do private practice and learn the other side of the criminal justice system.ÂŽ She and Russell remained friends throughout her time in private practice, she said, eventually leading him to ask her to return to the ofÂ“ce as deputy chief assistant in 2012, overseeing the homicide unit, economic crimes unit, and special cases such as public corruption and police shootings. ÂIt was a huge compliment to me that he thought highly enough of me in both roles that he would consider me for one of the highest positions at the State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce,ÂŽ she said. A statement issued by Stephen RussellÂs spokesperson Samantha Syoen describes events the same way, stating Russell met with executive staff to discuss future plans for the ofÂ“ce, at which time Fox chose to leave the ofÂ“ce. She had already entered private practice when he took over in January, the statement notes. ÂSteve Russell had great respect for Amira when they worked together at the State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce under State Attorney Joe DÂAlessandro,ÂŽ the statement reads. ÂThat respect only grew over the ensuing years while she engaged in a very successful private practice. This admiration and appreciation for Amira as an attorney and as a person led him to approach her in early 2012 and offer her a leadership position at the SAO.ÂŽ The statement goes on to praise FoxÂs work over the past six years as deputy chief assistant and now as the chief assistant state attorney. It said that Fox is Âclearly the most qualiÂ“ed candidate.ÂŽ Chris Crowley believes the two are not being entirely truthful, and stated Russell was ÂfuriousÂŽ with Fox for campaigning full time for Marshall Bower in 2002. ÂItÂs clear to me Mr. Russell Â“red her because he was unhappy with her constantly campaigning for the chosen successor, and now sheÂs doing it again,ÂŽ he said, referring to an ethics complaint Â“led by Lee County Attorney Dan Endrizal to the Florida Ethics Commission. Filed in December, the complaint states during 2017 and possibly part of 2016, Fox Âattended dozens of political and community events throughout the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida, many of them while being a paid State employee during regular business hours, in an effort to further her undeclared campaign for State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit.ÂŽ Crowley indicated Fox already had her eye on State Attorney when she came back to the ofÂ“ce in 2012, describing her return as a Âbackroom deal.ÂŽ ÂI believe that Amira was gearing up four years ago to run against Steve Russell, but a backroom deal was made,ÂŽ he said. By email Friday, Fox states she takes annual leave whenever she attends any campaign functions or does any campaign business. ÂThe ethics complaint Â“led against me was Â“led by my opponentÂs close friend and is absolutely baseless and false,ÂŽ she said. ÂI never considered running against Mr. Russell and that claim is also baseless and false as are all my opponentÂs claims.ÂŽ Speaking with the Sun earlier in the week, she described her decision to return to the ofÂ“ce as a return to her Âtrue loveÂŽ of prosecuting. ÂAs I got toward the latter half of my career, I think this is what I wanted to do,ÂŽ she said. ÂI have never regretted for a moment going back. ItÂs been a wonderful six years being deputy chief assistant and now chief assistant and thus leading me to, when Mr. Russell said he was going to retire, leading me to say, all right. ItÂs time. This is going to be my last stop here for me to complete my service to the citizens.ÂŽ Crowley is an attorney with a Fort Myers private practice and Lt. Col. in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Both Crowley and Fox are listed as members in good standing through The Florida Bar.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RACEFROM 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 fatherÂs book, From Palestine to America June 24, 2018: State Attorney Stephen Russell requests FDLE investigate Chris Crowley for holding a lottery at a fundraising event PHOTO PROVIDEDA Coastal Wildlife Club volunteer sent this image Friday of many dead sh caught in a sand spit, which formed just south of Stump Pass. A sand spit is considered a narrow point of sandy land that projects into the water. Elsewhere on Knight and Don Pedro islands, very few dead sh were scattered along the shorelines. The dead sh were presumably aected by red tide, according to information from Brenda Bossman, who is the state permit holder overseeing volunteer sea turtle nesting patrols on Knight and Don Pedro islands south of Stump Pass.Dead fish line sand near Stump Pass accord ing to Charlotte County Fire/EMS and FHP reports. The area was thick with mangroves and other vegetation, which partially hid the wreckage and other signs of the crash. The vehicle came to rest upside down in a shallow pool of water and appeared to be completely totaled. According to FHP, it was a 1995 Dodge Ram, though the car was so damaged it was hard to note a make or model from the scene. It is unclear how fast Becker was traveling prior to hitting the guardrail, which was completely smashed through. The vehicle appeared to come to a stop quite some ways from the initial crash point. Authorities said it was unclear if Becker was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Heavy rain and lightning in the area delayed efforts to immediately retrieve BeckerÂs body and vehicle from the ditch. Tow-trucks and State Trooper cars were parked along the road with their lights Â”ashing. When the weather Â“nally let up to a light drizzle, a Â“retruck arrived and authorities were able to pull him up to the sidewalk. At the scene, trafÂ“c slowed to a near standstill as motorists looked on. Closer to the intersection, a second accident Â„ seemingly caused by a combination of rubbernecking and lane closure Â„ blocked another portion of the road. The Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce responded to that incident and worked quickly to move the involved vehicles onto the median. The accident appeared to be only a fender-bender with no injuries. ÂThe crash investigation is still ongoing,ÂŽ said FHP in a press release late Saturday afternoon on the fatal crash. ÂIt is not yet certain if the driver was wearing a seat belt, or if the driver was under the inÂ”uence of any controlled substance/alcohol,ÂŽ the release stated.Email: email@example.com CRASHFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONFirst responders attempt to pull the victimÂs body from a watery ditch. On a rainy Saturday, a vehicle crashed through a guardrail parallel to eastbound S.R. 776. FROM PAGE ONEWhile busy on the campaign trail, Democratic candidates for a variety of state and local offices gathered at Harbour Heights Park in Port Charlotte. The event, ÂPolitics in the Park,ÂŽ drew in hundreds of locals interested in getting to know those racing a little bit more. ÂThis is an amazing turnout for Charlotte County and a great opportunity for people to get more involved,ÂŽ said Indivisible Southwest Florida member, Michele Moe. Guests included gubernatorial candidates Chris King and Philip Levine, Florida State Senate runner Olivia Babis and Attorney General hopeful Sean Shaw. ÂIÂm running for Attorney General because itÂs the best office. You can do the most good with the least interference,ÂŽ Shaw said. ÂThe campaign has been going great. IÂve been going all over the state, meeting people and getting my goals out there. The numbers look really good, even against the Republican candidates.ÂŽ The runners stressed the importance of visiting counties like Charlotte that tend to vote red. Most registered voters in Charlotte County are Republican, with 59,482, as compared to 36,316 Democrats, and 36,824 who are registered as ÂothersÂŽ according to information from the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections website. ÂI had a stop in Pinellas, then Sarasota, then here because we just canÂt keep losing these areas by huge margins,ÂŽ said King, feeling encouraged by a recent gubernatorial debate. ÂThese are the moments, these are the issues where we need a Democrat for governor.ÂŽ Another major message of the event was the desire to achieve universal goals through bipartisanship. Candidates noted that many Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike are looking outside of their parties at potential office-holders. ÂThe attitude is always us against them but we need to come together for the greater good,ÂŽ Debbie Reynolds said of AmericaÂs dueling party system. Reynolds is the mother-in-law of School Board District 1 hopeful, Cara Reynolds. Babis was one candidate hoping to highlight common ground. ÂI have a different perspective than everybody else. Disability overlaps with a lot of the problems seniors and veterans are experiencing and I think people can relate to some of the challenges IÂve faced in my life,ÂŽ she said. ÂThe issues are all interconnected. When a legislator fails to address them, all taxpayers end up paying.ÂŽ The Charlotte County Democrats organized and led the event. ÂWe made it our mission to reach out and bring our message to as many people as possible. We know thereÂs a misconception about what Democrats believe and this is one way we can show the community what we stand for, ÂŽ said Patrick Hurley, Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee. Politics in the Park was the brainchild of Betty Gissendanner, though she was unable to make it. Kelly Shearin, who is only 19 years old, chaired the event. ÂI was an intern during the 2016 Clinton campaign, I came back the next summer and here I am again. Charlotte County is often disregarded when it comes to our party but there are definitely a lot of Democrats here and we can help get people elected,ÂŽ said the Vanderbilt sophomore. ÂYears ago, we never wouldÂve imagined that gubernatorial candidates would be speaking in Charlotte County but here we are.ÂŽ Despite the rainy weather, the event went off without a hitch and left many speakers and residents feeling very hopeful. ÂIf any of the Democratic candidates win, we will be in way better shape in the state of Florida,ÂŽ Levine said. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDemocratic candidates converge in Charlotte CountyBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER Gubernatorial candidate Chris King speaks at Politics in the Park.SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONApril Freeman, running for U.S. Congress 17th District, gives a speech on Saturday.FRUIT HARVEST WORKERS NEEDED DESOTO FRUIT AND HARVESTING, INC. 1192 NE LIVINGSTON, ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266Is seeking 120 temporary Farm Workers to harvest citrus, blueberries, blackberries and miscellaneous grove work, from August 1, 2018 until May 31, 2018. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 07/22/2018 3130 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : On 08/03/2018, 8:00 am at 2021 TAMIAMI TRL. PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-5919, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. A-1 TOW SERV ICE LLC. reserves the right to ac cept or reject any and/or all bids. The vehicles which will be: 1N4AL3AP2GC263601 Publish: July 22, 2018 380480 3594736 3138 OTHER NOTICES FL O RIDA SO UTHWE S TERN S TATE COLLEGE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS #18-05 PROJECT NAME: General Contractor Prequalification, Calendar Year 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. 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Firms inter ested in being considered for this project may obtain the Request for Qualifications #18-05 from FSW a t the following website address: http://www.fsw.edu/procure ment/bids. Publish: July 15, 22, 29, 2018 and August 5, 2018 103199 3594654 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms The city has partnered with Team Punta Gorda to help plan a community development summit to educate local residents on the upcoming charrette process. OfÂ“cials say charrettes will be essential for establishing communication between the community and the city as they move forward with the revised Citizens Master Plan, which will be used to guide city staff for future growth in the region. An exact date has yet to be determined, however, Team has listed January of 2019 as a potential timeframe. ÂWhen we get to our charrette section,ÂŽ said City Manager Howard Kunik, Âwe will be a little more informed when the planning Â“rm that we hire handles their charrettes. So itÂs more of a learning exercise.ÂŽ Team Punta Gorda put together an estimated budget of $24,500. ÂTheyÂre not asking the city to foot the entire bill,ÂŽ said Keesling. ÂThatÂs from my understanding.ÂŽ The event would last one day and would be free to the public. Team PG hopes to rent the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, which could be provided by the city without cost due to an agreement with Charlotte County, according to Kunik. ÂWe have a great partnership with Charlotte County (who) provides us the event center as a service. We provide them, for instance, the Laishley Community Room as a service. ThatÂs why (Team) are seeking our partnership.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPunta Gorda, Team PG plan community summit By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITER G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIESa host of coworkers and life-long friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Van Pelt. Services celebrating BillÂs life will be held at a later date in Ohio. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.ENGLEWOOD Joan Elaine Edgerly ParkJoan Elaine Edgerly Park, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Fla., after a brief illness. Joan was born Nov. 7, 1947, to the late Robert Edgerly and Paula Edgerly Whiteley. She was a graduate of Limerick High School and the University of Maine Gorham campus. After Joan received her teaching degree, she accepted a teaching position with the RSU 57 district and taught with them for 25 years. She was a Â“rst-grade teacher in Lyman and kindergarten teacher in Shapleigh schools, but the majority of her career was spent at the Line Elementary School in Limerick/NewÂ“eld as a kindergarten teacher. Joan made many lasting friendships during her teaching career, not only with her students, but with her coworkers and her studentsÂ parents. Joan married John Park on Dec. 21, 1968. This year would have been their 50th Wedding anniversary. In 2010, they enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. They always referred to this as their 50th anniversary trip; many memories were made on this trip. Joan and John retired in 2002 and moved to Englewood, Fla., to the Lemon Bay Isles Community. There they had a happy, active, busy life, which they enjoyed to the fullest. Joan was a member of the St. Matthews Catholic Church in Limerick, Maine, where she was an Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the No Name Chorus at the Edgewater Club in Englewood. Joan had a generous heart and was a friend to everyone she met. Her home was always open and a welcoming place for many to gather. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was a kind and fun-loving person, and she had many lifelong friendships because of this. She will be forever loved and deeply missed by all that knew her. Joan is lovingly survived by her husband John; children Andrew Park and wife Jennifer, Samuel Park and wife Jannah; grandchildren Haley, Bode, Danica and Ausashia. She is also survived by two brothers Myron Edgerly and wife Brenda and Donald Edgerly and wife Cheryl. Nieces include Melissa Weymouth and Mary-Ann Baker. Nephews include Mark Edgerly, Robert Edgerly and Heath Edgerly; and many great nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Poitras Neil York Funeral Home in Cornish, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Matthews Church in Limerick, Maine, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. A burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church hall, served by the ladies of St. Matthews. In Lieu of Â”owers, donations can be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, Maine 04074.Joseph R. TardifJoseph R. ÂRayÂŽ Tardif, 88, of Englewood, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Florida. Born on Oct. 2, 1929, in Van Buren, Maine, to the late Joseph and Cecile (Masse) Tardif, he had served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years retiring in 1978 as a Chief Master Sergeant. During that time, he was a recipient of the Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He Â“nished his military career at the National Military Command System at The Pentagon. He graduated from the University of Maryland with at BA in accounting in 1988. A resident of Charlotte County since 1991, coming from Gaithersburg, Maryland, he was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. He worked for 10 years at H & R Block as a tax preparer in Englewood and retired in 2002. Prior to that he was a window clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Rockville, Maryland until 1991. Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Claudette R. Tardif; one daughter, Ginette M. Evans of Bluffton, South Carolina; one son, Philip G. Tardif of St. Simons Island, Georgia; one step-daughter, Jennifer L. Pfeiffer of Ellenton, Fla.; one step-son, Gary O. Bergeron of North Port, Fla.; two sisters, Blanche LeCompte and Rolande Laliberte both of Englewood, Fla.; two brothers, Ross Tardif of Englewood, Florida and Ronald Tardif of Stratford, Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Tardif; daughter, Diane Cantor; step-son, James Bergeron; sister, Patricia St. Thomas; and brother, Robert Tardif. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City, Florida 34224 with Father Richard York, ofÂ“ciating. U.S. Air Force honors will follow. Inurnment will be in Sarasota National VA Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any Veterans organization, St. Francis of Assisi Church Â… Outreach Program or Tidewell Hospice, Inc. Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSWhen they stand and put their hand over their heart, Tab and Carol Teehee change the Pledge of Allegiance to say Âand justice for some.ÂŽ For 10 years, the North Port couple and Â„ their daughter Jana Thompson Â„ waited for law enforcement to follow leads and arrest the men who they say killed their son Alex Teehee. A 2006 North Port High School graduate, Alex, 20, was killed just days after moving to Charlotte Harbor. He was hit by a vehicle while walking on the edge of Sibley Bay Street around 11 p.m., on July 13, 2008. Taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, the father of two Â„ Kaden, now 13, and Eli, now 12 Â„ died 15 hours later. ÂThere was an altercation and Alex was thrown from that SUV,ÂŽ Carol said. ÂThe DNA under his Â“ngernails was never tested. I was later told even if it was, it would only prove Alex was with three people on the night he died. The story kept changing. Then we were told we couldnÂt ask about it anymore.ÂŽ Investigators initially believed as the couple did. Alex was allegedly threatened, pistol-whipped and pushed from a Nissan Xterra driven by former suspect Ralph Loosman. Detectives believed Michael Sylvester and Matthew Tricarico were also in the vehicle. They may have been Â“ghting over drugs, according to a police report. As Alex landed on the ground, he hit his head on a culvert pipe. None of the former suspects are currently accused of any wrongdoing in relation to the death. ÂThe medical examiner ruled it a homicide,ÂŽ Carol said. ÂIt just doesnÂt seem like the detectives treated it like a homicide. They changed their theory and said he was hit by a car and it was an accident. Yet, this came after we pointed out there was conÂ”ict of interest. One of the suspectÂs brother and mother worked for the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. Deputies interviewed him instead of FHP detectives. We begged for the case to be moved to Sarasota or Lee county to get new eyes on it, because something is not right.ÂŽ Desperate for answers, the family offered a $20,000 reward to help investigators with leads. But 10 years later, the Teehees say no one at the Florida Highway Patrol, who investigated the case, or the 12th Circuit Court is willing to even review the case. ÂI get that certain things couldnÂt be done with DNA 10 years ago, but advancements have been made,ÂŽ Carol said. ÂWe canÂt get a copy of reports from the state attorneyÂs ofÂ“ce or the FHP, even though the investigation is closed and considered a cold case.ÂŽ According to Samantha Syoen, spokeswoman for the state attorneyÂs ofÂ“ce, the case was closed in 2012 by former Assistant State Attorney Don Mason, who is now a judge. ÂThere is a large quantity of public record available,ÂŽ she said in an email to the Sun In a 2012 letter to the FHP, Mason wrote he was unaware FHP required a weekly report of the Teehee homicide investigation. He wrote the case against Loosman was dismissed in 2010 and was unaware of any new evidence linking the other two men in the case. The letter said DNA was tested from AlexÂs right Â“ngernail. It showed evidence he interacted with at least two other people. But the results Âcould not be resolvedÂŽ from where the Âforeign DNAÂŽ came from under his Â“ngernail. The letter didnÂt say if TricaricoÂs or SylvesterÂs DNA were tested. It said the two men admitted being with Alex and did Â“ght over drugs. However it didnÂt ÂproveÂŽ Alex was murdered by them. ÂThere comes a point when such efforts are futile and as much as we would all like to bring those responsible for the death of Alex Teehee to justice, the facts and circumstances of this case make that wish virtually impossible.ÂŽ FHP investigators said Friday in an email to the Sun a Âthorough investigationÂŽ was done on the Teehee case. ÂWe are unable to actively pursue further action in this case,ÂŽ said Greg Bueno, FHP spokesman. ÂShould any new information, evidence and/or witnesses come forward, we will proceed with processing those new leads.ÂŽ Carol conÂ“rmed she didnÂt know any of the former suspects before her son died, but she does today. ÂKarma is real,ÂŽ she said. The Teehee family recently released large lanterns at Sibley Bay Street for the 10th anniversary of AlexÂs passing. Carol wants to buy the property and install benches for anyone who wants to sit and remember Alex. ÂAlex died when Kaden was 3,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe kept all of AlexÂs clothing. Now, Kaden (13) Â“ts into the jeans his dad wore when he was 20. The other day I was doing the laundry and said out loud, ÂAlex, IÂm washing your pants.Â ÂIÂm sad that Alex canÂt see them grow up. One looks like him and the other acts like him, so thatÂs a constant reminder of Alex.ÂŽ The boys are active in the community as members of the Young Marines program for middle-schoolers at Imagine School of North Port. Like his dad, Eli likes video games. He wants to be a YouTube video streamer. Kaden is intrigued by forensics and wants to join the military. Despite a few bright spots, Carol admits she and Tab havenÂt moved on after her sonÂs murder. ÂOur marriage changed, weÂve changed who we were and what our dreams were, itÂs gone,ÂŽ she said. ÂMemories donÂt seem to exist because somebody is gone out of them. ItÂs not that we are unhappy in our marriage. ItÂs that life is unhappy. We would never get a divorce because thatÂs not the problem. We know what the problem is and I donÂt think counseling can help me change. IÂm not strong.ÂŽ The Teehees do their best to have a Âpay it forwardÂŽ attitude in AlexÂs memory. ÂWe pay for peopleÂs food at the drive-thru, we have parties for those who canÂt afford it,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt brings temporary happiness. We wouldÂve felt better if we knew those responsible for the death of our son were held accountable. Thank God Alex had his sons early in life. It probably was part of the plan. ThatÂs the only thing that makes us happy, when they are happy.ÂŽEmail: email@example.com 10 years later, North Port family struggles with sonÂs killingBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR PHOTOS PROVIDEDAlex Teehee with his sons and Eli and s Kaden. The boys are being raised by their grandparents. 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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSSARASOTA Â„ In their next-to-last meeting before leaving on its annual summer break, Sarasota County commissioners took care of one critical piece of business. By a unanimous vote at its July 10 meeting, commissioners voted to keep the tentative millage rate at 3.39 mills, the rate used to determine the property tax a homeowner in the county pays. Approving the tentative millage rate will allow the tax collector to prepare and mail out to property owners the TRIM (truth in millage) statement next month. That notice informs property owners what their total tax bills will be when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. When commissioners return from their annual break, they will have one final workshop on Aug. 22 to pore over the details of County Administrator Jonathan LewisÂ proposed $1.2 billion budget. While commissioners can make changes to the proposed budget, they cannot increase the millage rate. That proposed budget will then face two public hearings leading to approval on Sept. 12 in downtown Sarasota and Sept. 27 in Venice. Within the tentative millage rate, Budget Director Kim Radtke told commissioners, the millage need to support the countyÂs debt service declined by 7 percent, falling from 0.1317 to 0.1222 mills. Conversely, the millage rate for mosquito control is increasing by almost 18 percent, from 0.0467 this year to 0.0550 in fiscal year 2019. ÂSo, youÂre telling us debt is down but mosquitoes are up?ÂŽ Commission Chairwoman Nancy Detert jokingly remarked. Commissioners have maintained the millage rate at 3.39 mills for five years, since 2013 when it was set at the current level. At that rate, for example, the owner of a $100,000 home would pay $339 to the countyÂs general fund. That does not, however, include the property taxes for the school board, the municipalities or other districts like the West Coast Inland Navigation District, each of which have their own taxing power and set their own millage rates. And, while the county commission is keeping the millage rate at the same level, property owners may still see an increase in their total tax bill compared to 2018 due to the continued increase in property values in the county. Property Appraiser Bill Furst reported to the county in July that overall property values had increased to $58.4 billion, up from $54.6 billion in 2017.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSarasota property owners to expect tax noticesBy WARREN RICHARDSONSUN CORRESPONDENT CHARLOTTE COUNTY Â„ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: Â€ Kings Highway Top crash locations: Â€ Tamiami Trail and Toledo Blade Boulevard Â€ El Jobean Road and Toledo Blade Boulevard Â€ Veterans Boulevard and Kings Highway Â€ I-75 and Duncan Road Â€ S.R. 31 and Bermont Road The Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office reported the following arrests: Â€ Jennifer Lyn Olson, 36, 26100 block of Angelica Rd., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $19,000. Â€ Justin Paul Morgan, 36, 400 block of Salona St., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of condition of pretrial release. Bond: none. Â€ Joshua Robert Szalanczy, 22, 2500 block of Ednor St., Punta Gorda. Charge: disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $4,000. Â€ Pete George Karagiannis, 44, 6700 block of Riverside Dr., Punta Gorda. Charge: two counts possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Luis Enrique Terrero, 23, 2500 block of Luther Rd., Punta Gorda. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, introduction of contraband into county detention facility, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $16,000. Â€ Daniel James Peak, 28, 11300 block of 6th Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $7,000. Â€ Brenna Lorraine Morris, 25, 18500 block of Satsuma Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,000. Â€ David Jardine Allison, 34, 18600 block of Ashcroft Cir., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of over 20 grams of marijuana and four counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $27,000. Â€ Shawn Henry Smith, 37, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Cody Ray Arney, 26, 2100 block of Floyd St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $3,000. Â€ Karlie Alyse Depalmenary, 20, 300 block of Arbor St., Port Charlotte. Charge: two counts possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of under 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $7,000. Â€ Cory Wesley Bennett, 25, 1300 block of Onyx St., Port Charlotte. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Rachelle Lillian Hayes, 28, 2100 block of Villa Green Ave., North Port. Charge: two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $12,000. Â€ Kymberly Lois Harless, 45, 3400 block of Junction St., North Port. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Devin-Leigh Marie Ortiz, 22, of North Fort Myers. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Â€ Twyla Cherice Grant, 30, of Lehigh Acres. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Jaime Alfaro-Alfaro, 34, of Lake Worth. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Gustavo Azpeitia-Bautista, 30, of Fort Myers. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Skyler Hunt Sowder, 33, of Dayton, KY. Charge: driving while license suspended second offense. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Jose Raul Escobar-Gutierrez, 32, of Bradenton. Charge: driving while license expired more than six months. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Francisco Sanchez-Hernandez, 40, of Arcadia. Charge: driving while license expired more than six months. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Francis Russell Poling II, 34, of Venice. Charge: possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $15,000. Â€ Garrett Marshall Barth, 25, 12200 block of Maltz Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Thomas Michael Bobo, 33, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: breach of peace/disorderly conduct. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Dallas Tye Tipton, 47, Homeless Coalition, Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI with serious bodily injury to another. Bond: none. Â€ Rodney Blake Roberts Jr., 19, 4200 block of Sumac St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Â€ Jose Zavala, 23, 21500 block of Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Sara Beth Caniff, 19, 18300 block of Avon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: two counts of battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: none. Â€ Vincent Konopka, 53, 500 block of Palmetto Dr., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Â€ Zaini Arzu, 23, 3200 block of McCorkle St., North Port. Charge: possession of under 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and DUI. Bond: $6,000. Â€ Efrain Degado GuardadoTrigueros, 41, of Fort Myers. Charge: driving with license expired more than six months. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Robert Blackfox Cypress, 28, of Clewinston. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: none. Â€ Kolan Daniel Lanier, 25, of Arcadia. Charge: possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: none. Â„ Compiled by Kayla GleasonTraffic enforcement locations set POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffÂs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.ABATE Motorcycle Club and Cold River Saloon Motorcycle Group are partnering up with the Charlotte Local Education Foundation to deliver school supplies. On Sunday, July 22, the groups will gather at the CLEF ofÂ“ces in Murdock to help the non-proÂ“t deliver countless donated school supplies before the beginning of the regular calendar school year. According to CLEFÂs executive director, Sara Wierhake, the event is part of an annual drive that helps provide classroom materials. The donations take some of the stress off educators, who often have to pay out-of-pocket for necessary supplies, crafts and activities. Other volunteers and students with Charlotte County Public Schools will also be in attendance to help the motorcyclists. Delivery will take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Teacher Supply Depot, just next to the CCPS Murdock County ofÂ“ce, 1445 Murdock Circle.Email: email@example.com Driving force: Bikers bring school supplies to Charlotte County teachersBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTO BY DONNELL BATESMore than 100 motorcycles and cars converged on the School Depot on Education Way in Port Charlotte in 2015 to drop o school supplies for area school children. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 SUNCOAST WIND ENSEMBLEHELP IN THE KITCHENLOCAL SPORTS: FIRECRACKER 5K The SunCoast Wind Ensemble performs its summer concert titled ÂGive My Regards to Broadway!ÂŽ Seepage 22. In the flurry of moving, North Port Meals on Wheels got a bit of extra help. Seepage 20. Tyler Fisher has won the Firecracker 5K multiple times. Seepage 24.Question: I am working with a Realtor to Â“nd a home. IÂve been using search engines like Zillow, Trulia, etc. When I see a home I like, I email the address to my Realtor for follow-up. The problem is that I frequently get excited about a home, only to Â“nd out that it is no longer on the market. Is there a search engine you could recommend that is more accurate and reliable than the ones IÂve been using? Or more to the point, what search engine would be best for me? Answer: YouÂre not alone. Realtors also get frustrated chasing non-existent leads from our web-shopping buyers. I took a call recently from a buyer who saw my listing on Zillow. It had everything he was looking for. I had sold that listing 2 years earlier, but Zillow indicated it was still listed. But I do have good news for you. There is a search engine that is absolutely the best when it comes to accuracy, reliability, and timeliness. I use it myself, and itÂs available to you, too. ItÂs the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Most search engines import their listings from multiple listing services. Once services like Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia import the data, the focus changes. The focus of the MLS is to provide to Realtors and their customers accurate, real-time data. The focus of Non-MLS search engines is to rope you into their web so that they can sell you products and services. The largest MLS system in Florida, My Florida Regional MLS (MFR-MLS), provides public access to its own search engine. But like non-MLS systems, it is very limited. You can only enter basic search criteria like zip code, size, year built, and price. For example, most systems require you to search by a speciÂ“c zip code. That doesnÂt really let you drill down to the speciÂ“c neighborhoods you are interested in. In fact, 57 percent of all Charlotte County homes are in just 5 zip codes. Zip 33952 has the most at 16.52 percent. The solution is to ask your Realtor to set up an MLS search portal for you. Instead of you entering your criteria on a public interface, your Realtor will use his super-charged interface to do it for you. Realtors have access to hundreds of data Â“elds that provide over 1,000 search options not available to the public. This provides vastly more power to tailor your search to your speciÂ“c criteria. Realtors are not limited to zip code searches. Using aerial maps, they can draw polygons around speciÂ“c areas and neighborhoods to restrict the search results to only those speciÂ“c boundaries you want. For example, public search engines give you just two choices for waterfront propertiesyes or no. But your Realtor can check boxes to narrow your waterfront preferences down to oceanfront, bay front, canals, the Intracoastal, lake front, bridgeless sailboat access to the Gulf, etc. Not interested in waterfront? Other location options include properties with frontage and/or views of a golf course, a greenbelt, park, woods, etc. If you are a sun worshipper, you can limit the search to pool homes with direct southern exposure in the back yard. Other frequently used Â“elds include deed restrictions, pet restrictions, exterior construction, interior features like stone countertops, and much, much more.What search engine is best? BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 2649 Wax Myrtle Ct., Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2007 List Price: $ 248,800 LP/SqFt: $ 157.77 Garage/Carport: 2 Beds: 2 + den Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1577 Total Acreage: .18 Pool: community Location: Pond Listing Agent/ Brokerage info: Riverwood Realty, 941-743-96632126 Muskogee Trail, Nokomis 2008 Proude Street, Port Charlotte 2649 Wax Myrtle Ct., Port Charlotte 2126 Muskogee Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2001 List Price: $474,900 LP/SqFt: $174.14 Garage/Carport: 3-car garage Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 2775 Total Acreage: 14,576 sq ft Pool: Pool & spa Location:Calusa Lakes Listing Agent/Brokerage: Gae Stewart-Dudley, REMax Alliance Group, 941-544-3775 BRETT | 2 2008 Proude Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2002 List Price: $ 304900 LP/SqFt: $154.38 Garage/Carport: 2 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1975 Total Acreage: .29 Pool: No; room to add one Location: Saltwater Canal front Listing Agent/Brokerage info: Pat Stevens, Tropical Breeze Realty, 941-883-4750 Commitment to telling THE STORY is what Sun Newspapers is all about. 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Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 Once you have provided your Realtor with your criteria, he will create a Âsearch portalÂŽ for you. We also refer to it as an auto-email system. Within a few hours, you will receive an email with a link to your portal. There, you will be able to browse through all the listings that are an exact match for your criteria. You will have access to all the listing details, photos, the virtual tour, an aerial map, etc. You can mark your favorites and revisit your portal any time. If a new listing matching your criteria comes on the market, or a pre-existing match in a higher price point drops down to your price range, you will receive a real-time email to alert you. As powerful as this MLS search engine is, there will always be some limitations. There are no data Â“elds for some characteristics that are important to many buyers. ThatÂs because the answers are subjective. Does the house have an open Â”oor plan? Is it clean? Is it move-in ready? Is it in a quiet neighborhood? Is it in good shape? But the answers to these questions are often found, or hidden between the lines, of the listing agentÂs descriptive narrative. A comprehensive display of high quality photos by the listing agent is also a powerful tool for providing answers to interested buyers. The fact that your portal, unlike many public search engines, will include all the MLS photos and the virtual tours are another advantage to using your RealtorÂs MLS search portal. Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@BrettSlattery.com, or www.BrettSlattery.com.BRETTFROM PAGE 1 LOS ANGELES Â„ HereÂs the story of a lovely family home, which just hit the market for $1.885 million. The Brady Bunch house, a Traditionalstyle residence near the Colfax Meadows neighborhood, was used for outdoor representations of the beloved television familyÂs abode. That included the showÂs opening and closing scenes as well as numerous interludes to denote the time of day. Interior scenes for ÂThe Brady BunchÂŽ were filmed in studio. Violet and George McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 1973 for $61,000, records show. The series ran from September 1969 to March 1974 before moving into reruns in syndication. Ernie Carswell, a Douglas Elliman agent who is listing the property, said the split-level house has been updated and upgraded but retains almost the exact interior decor from that era, though the layout does not resemble the TV show home. A rock-wall fireplace and wood-paneled walls are among classic details found in the living room, which features a built-in bar. Floral wallpaper and window coverings are another vintage touch. The homeÂs MusiCall intercom and whole-house radio also remain. ÂThis is a postcard of exactly what homes looked like in the 1970s,ÂŽ Carswell said. The home has about 2,500 square feet of living space, but that may not include an expansion of the downstairs family room, according to Carswell. The garage was converted into a recreation room Â„ much like the garage turned den on ÂThe Brady Bunch.ÂŽ The desirability of the property is enhanced by its size, a 12,500-squarefoot lot that abuts the L.A. River. It sits in an area that has been ripe for tear-downs and new development in recent years. But the owners will give first consideration to bidders who want to keep the home intact, Carswell said. ÂWeÂre not going to accept the first big offer from a developer who wants to tear it down,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre going to wait a few days, in case there are others who want to purchase it as an investment to preserve it.ÂŽ ÂThe Brady BunchÂŽ as a brand has stood the test of time, according to Joe Maddalena, founder of the ÂProfiles in HistoryÂŽ memorabilia dealer and auction house. Maddalena, who is not affiliated with the listing, has experience when it comes to marketing properties with Hollywood cachet. He previously handled the personal property collection of late singer-actress Debbie Reynolds, which included her North Hollywood dance studio, and once marketed a property seen on ÂAmerican Horror Story.ÂŽ ÂÂThe Brady Bunch,Â over the next 20 or 30 years, will never be forgotten,ÂŽ Maddalena said. ÂI think there is a definite cool factor (in buying) one of the most recognizable television homes in existence.ÂŽ Carswell expects to see overwhelming interest in the property. ÂWeÂre preparing for an avalanche,ÂŽ he said. ÂEmails, telephone calls Â„ we may see upwards of 500 calls a day.ÂŽ The Brady Bunch house is among the most photographed homes in America and attracts a steady stream of 30-50 fans each day, according to the agent. The property even has its own Yelp page. ÂFinally got to see the Brady Bunch house, and couldnÂt help but feel nostalgic .4 stars!,ÂŽ one Yelp user wrote. From there, the challenge becomes weeding out the looky-loos from actual potential buyers. Carswell said he plans to show the house by appointment only Â„ something residents in the quiet suburban neighborhood will likely appreciate. ÂI just donÂt think we can have a Sunday open house where 1,000 people show up,ÂŽ Carswell said. ÂWeÂd be inviting chaos.ÂŽ Private broker tours are another possibility, but not without security on site. ÂThe house is for sale, but this is not an exercise in publicity,ÂŽ he said. Violet McCallister, the mother of an almost-Brady ÂbunchÂŽ of five sons, was never bothered by the daily visitors who came to take a picture or drive by the house, according to Carswell. However, after the public became emboldened enough to approach the front door, a low brick wall was erected around the property. The McCallisters have both passed away. Their children are selling the home. The homeÂs celebrity is something the next owner will have to consider, said Maddalena. ÂYouÂre buying a never-ending attraction,ÂŽ he said. ÂThere are positives and negatives.ÂŽ One only needs to look to New Mexico to see another example of the drawbacks. Last year, owners of a house known around the world as Walter WhiteÂs residence on ÂBreaking BadÂŽ had to build a fence around the property because of unwanted visitors. In addition to taking photos, many fans came to recreate a famous scene in which White tosses a pizza onto the roof of the home. For all the fan attention they draw, famous Hollywood homes donÂt always command a premium on the market. When the ÂAmerican Horror StoryÂŽ house, a Gothic Tudor-style home in L.A.Âs Alrlington Heights area, sold three years ago, it did so after years on the market and roughly $14 million below the $17-million original asking price. But for every horror story, there is a happy ending: Two years ago, a much-publicized Alhambra home featured in the movie ÂFather of the BrideÂŽ sold for the asking price. Last year, a Venice compound made famous on the show ÂCalifornicationÂŽ sold for $14.6 million, setting a record for the area.ÂBrady BunchÂ house for sale for nearly $1.9MBy NEAL J. LEITEREGLOS ANGELES TIMES AP PHOTOThis undated photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of ÂThe Brad y BunchÂŽ in Los Angeles. 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Page 16 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly 3 in 10 mortgage holders (29 percent) either didnÂt know their mortgage rate or wouldnÂt say, according to a survey by Bankrate. This is a big problem, says Martin Choy, operations manager at Westwood Mortgage in Seattle. ÂMost homeowners should know what their rate is. If they have an adjustable rate mortgage, then they should contact their lender immediately and get their current rate,ÂŽ Choy says. Rates are climbing, so borrowers should act now As rates continue to rise, this could be your last chance for many years to lock in a lower rate. ÂDuring the big boom, before this last election, we could reÂ“nance mortgages at no cost because the rates were so low, but now the rates are heading up,ÂŽ Choy says. The average rates on 30-, 15and 10-year Â“xed reÂ“nances have risen from a year ago, according to BankrateÂs weekly survey of large lenders. The benchmark 30-year Â“xed-rate mortgage rose to 4.70 percent as of July 11, 2018 from 4.13 percent a year earlier. A $200,000 mortgage with a 4.70 percent interest rate costs $119 a month more in interest than the same mortgage with a 4.13 percent rate. As rates and mortgage amounts go up, the impact on your bottom line increases. Over time, this difference in rates can cost you thousands of dollars. Good candidates for reÂ“nancing When you reÂ“nance your mortgage, you pay off the remaining balance on your current loan and get a new one. You can get a new rate, new terms, or a new rate and new terms. You can get a cash-out reÂ“nance where you tap into the equity to extract cash and then get a new mortgage. You can even pay money in and take out a smaller mortgage. Those with adjustable rate mortgages may be good candidates for reÂ“nancing. As mortgage rates climb, so will your monthly payments. If you lock in a Â“xed-rate mortgage now, you may be able to save thousands of dollars later. The same is true for people with high-rate mortgages who have since improved their credit. ÂThere are many variables in determining whether reÂ“nancing is a good option,ÂŽ says Choy. ÂHow much do you owe? How much is your house appraised for? Is your credit score good? If youÂre in better Â“nancial shape now, both with your monthly debt ratio and credit score than when you got your mortgage, then you could qualify for better rates.ÂŽ Today, most people arenÂt getting ARMs because the rates are about the same as Â“xed-rate mortgages, says Choy. ÂItÂs always better to get a Â“xed-rate loan than an ARM when interest rates are equal. Now is a good time to reÂ“nance an ARM before rates get even higher.ÂŽ Cash-out reÂ“nance options If you have outstanding higher-rate consumer debt and an above-market mortgage interest rate, a cash-out reÂ“nance might be a good option. That way you can consolidate all the debt into one presumably more affordable monthly payment. Not only are mortgage rates rising, so are interest rates for credit card debt. Because credit card interest rates follow in lockstep with mortgage rates, people with credit card debt might be looking at higher monthly payments. ÂWith a cash-out reÂ“, you can use that money to pay off debt and get a new mortgage with better rates. That is an option for some homeowners,ÂŽ says Choy. What does reÂ“nancing cost? ReÂ“nancing fees vary by lender and state, so be sure to shop around for speciÂ“c costs. BankrateÂs mortgage rate tables are a good place to start looking at rates in your area. Calculate when youÂll break even on the new mortgage by taking into account the costs of reÂ“nancing and any prepayment penalty for paying off your mortgage early. On average, borrowers can expect to pay between 3 and 6 percent of their balance in reÂ“nancing fees. Costs might include: Â€ Application fee: This charge varies by lender and is used to cover processing your application and credit report. The cost ranges from $75 to $300. Â€ Loan origination fee: The lender charges this fee for preparing your loan. This may be between 0 percent and 1.5 percent of the loan principal. Â€ Points: You might pay loan-discount points, which is a one-time fee for reducing the interest rate on your loan. Each point is equal to 1 percent of the amount of your mortgage. There is another point-based fee charged by lenders to earn money on the loan. This latter fee of up to 3 percent of the loan principal can sometimes be negotiated. Other fees might include: Â€ Appraisal fee Â€ Title search/title insurance Â€ FHA, RDS, or VA fees or PMI Â€ HomeownerÂs insurance Â€ Attorney review Â€ Inspection Â€ Surveys Sometimes these fees can be rolled into your new mortgage, or the lender will pay them in exchange for a higher interest rate. ReÂ“nances that donÂt require borrowers to pay these up-front fees are known as ÂnocostÂŽ reÂ“nancing.Why you should know your mortgage rateBy NATALIE CAMPISIBANKRATE.COM I get many rental-related questions where the answers are too short to write a whole column about Â„ but they are important questions. Here I answer several of them. Q: I have rented part of a house for several years, paying monthly without a written lease, and recently the landlord signiÂ“cantly raised the rent. Can he do this? Â„ Nancy A: Yes. If you donÂt have a written lease, your rent is locked in for only the term equal to how often you pay. If you pay weekly, your lease is for a week; pay monthly and it is for a month, and so on. Since your lease is month to month, you can be asked to leave, with 15 daysÂ notice, after just a month. Similarly, the terms of your lease, including the rent amount, can be changed just as frequently. Fortunately, if you are not happy with the change, you can also bail out with the same short notice. Q: I have a written lease, and the landlord now wants me to pay the water bill too. The lease states it is his responsibility. Do I now have to pay the water? Â„ Sandy A: No. The terms of the lease are enforceable by both the landlord and the tenant and cannot be changed unless both sides agree. Q: We pay our rent on the Â“rst of the month. The landlord just sold the apartment on the Â“fth. Does the previous landlord need to pay us back for the rest of the month? Â„ Kathy A: No. The proration of your rent is between the old landlord and the new one. The prior owner should have turned your rent and security deposit over to the new landlord, who is now responsible, since he is your landlord now. Your lease does not change just because the homeÂs owner does. Everything should remain the same except for whom you write the check to. Q: I rent a couple of apartments. How long should I keep the old paperwork for when a tenant moves out? Â„ Richard A: Both landlords and tenants should keep lease records an absolute minimum of Â“ve years after move-out. Seven years is better. Same goes for homeowners. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certiÂ“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his ofÂ“ce in Sunrise, Florida. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter at @GarySingerLaw.Quick answers on important rental lease questionsBy GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTONot knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. SP17507FEELING THE PINCH?Withgas so expensive, itÂstime togive yourselfa break Savegas andSHOP LOCALLY! Conveniently located in North Port Commons on Rt 41 just 1/4 mile north of Sumter Blvd and 800 feet south of Lowes.PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY! EMERGENCIES WELCOME! ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Kristin A. Woods, D.D.S. Thomas R. Cherpak, D.D.S. Richard L. Ballentine, D.M.D. ank You for voting Alison Best Dental Hygienist 2016 adno=720743 Thank You for voting Dr. Ballentine best Dentist and Alison best Dental Hygienist in 2017 adno=50522965
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 The HECM reverse mortgage program has been bleeding red ink. Losses on transactions in which the loan balance at termination exceeds the net recoverable property value have been larger than the insurance premiums FHA collects from all HECM borrowers. According to news reports, FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery is considering measures that would reduce the amounts that seniors could draw on reverse mortgages. Smaller draws would result in slower growth in loan balances and, other things being the same, in reduced losses to FHA. Other things are not the same, however. Reduced draw amounts would make the program less attractive to potential new borrowers, especially to the type of borrowers needed to make the program self-sustaining. FHA needs to take another look at what needs to be done. A large proportion of HECM borrowers are Â“nancially desperate, a HECM is their last resort and they draw the maximum amounts permitted. Equity retention is not an objective and they are not scrupulous in maintaining their property. In contrast to the Âdesperates,ÂŽ there is a much larger group whose lives could be enriched by a HECM, for which purpose they would not necessarily need to draw the maximum amounts permitted. If they did take a HECM, many would retain some equity for their heirs, an objective that protects FHA against loss. For these Âsolid seniors,ÂŽ the HECM is optional but very few exercise the option. HUDÂs objective should be to attract more of them. I have three suggestions for accomplishing this, listed below in order of complexity: the Â“rst two are considered in this article, and the third will be in a forthcoming article. Â€ Provide a basic HECM education function on HECM draw potential. Â€ Encourage conversion of the existing dysfunctional HECM market into a shoppers market by certifying HECM multi-lender networks (MLNs). Â€ Encourage integration of the HECM into retirement strategies.Basic Education on HECM Draw PotentialThis is directed to the large group of senior homeowners who could proÂ“t from a HECM reverse mortgage but under existing circumstances are not motivated to pursue it. They might pursue it if information about how a HECM might help them was readily available from a highly visible and completely trustworthy source. That source could be HUDÂs website. I have already done the work for HUD. My site contains a series of tables on HECM draw amounts of different types, which are updated whenever HECM prices change. The tables are directed at four major ways that a HECM reverse mortgage can help seniors: Â€ Table 1 is directed at those who are still making payments on a standard mortgage, showing how large a balance they can pay off with a HECM reverse mortgage. Â€ Table 2 is directed at those who need to supplement their income, showing the monthly payment they can draw for as long as they live in their home, or for shorter periods. Â€ Table 3 is directed at those who want to prepare themselves for future contingencies or opportunities, showing the credit line available to them at closing, after 12 months, and after 10 years. Â€ Table 4 is directed at those who want to buy a house without incurring a monthly payment, showing the amount they can draw for that purpose from a HECM, and the amount required from other sources. I would be happy to place these tables on the HUD site and support them without charge.Convert the HECM Market into a Shoppers Market by Certifying MLNsThe existing market for HECMs can best be described as a ÂgotchaÂŽ market in which distrust is a major by-product. The objective of HECM loan providers is to attract potential borrowers into making contact, and then collecting the information needed to entangle them in a process that encourages them to take a HECM but discourages them from looking elsewhere. Prices are disclosed only after a senior discloses the property address, their email address and in some cases their Social Security number. As a result, very few prospective HECM borrowers contact more than one lender. A HECM MLN is an independent entity that will help seniors make the best decision among HECM options, and obtain the best deal offered by multiple lenders on that option, at a single source. Seniors select the lender they want to deal with from among those participating in the MLN, based on information provided by the MLN. MLNs would replace the gotcha market with a shoppers market. MLNs would be certiÂ“ed as providing the following functions: 1. Compilation of price data from multiple lenders: The MLN should maintain a relationship with enough lenders that it can offer at least three independent price quotes in every state. This can be done with three national lenders that operate in every state, or with a larger number of lenders that have limited geographical coverage. 2. Provision of draw amount trade-off technology: The MLN should provide an easy-to-use tool that allows a senior with no prior HECM knowledge to deÂ“ne the HECM draw option or options that they want. The tool must allow the senior to try out different combinations of draw options to Â“nd the preferred combination. 3. Provision of decision metrics: The MLN should provide data on the particular metrics that are relevant to each seniorÂs selection of a lender. The required metrics are: Â€ Maximum cash draw at closing. Â€ Maximum sum of cash draw at closing and after 12 months. Â€ Maximum initial credit line. Â€ Maximum credit line after X years where the borrower sets X. Â€ Maximum monthly payment for as long as the borrower resides in the house. Â€ Maximum monthly payment over Y years where the borrower sets Y. Â€ Minimum debt after Z years where the borrower sets Z. Back in the 1990s, HUD toyed with the concept of a computerized loan origination network or CLO in connection with standard mortgages. Nothing ever came of it, perhaps because the need was less then compelling. I changed the name from CLO to MLN because HECMs are very different and the need for what a network can provide is more than compelling. 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Page 18 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6 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 D6100449 Sold 8 QUAILS RUN BLVD #10 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 $74,000 Community $72,000 1 1 1 1979 Condominium Cash 7/17/2018 97.56 0 .97 A4406764 Sold 2374 BRIANT ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1708 $95,000 None $90,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 0.95 C7402622 Sold 2456 EDNOR ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 988 $99,900 None $94,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 7/18/2018 60. 72 0.94 C7400129 Sold 25225 S RAMPART BLVD N #102 33983 PUNTA GORDA 886 $99,900 Community $99,900 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 1 C7401202 Sold 2160 HERON LAKE DR #102 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $115,000 Private, Community $115,000 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Convent ional 7/17/2018 115.46 1 D6100271 Sold 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD #69 34224 ENGLEWOOD 932 $119,900 Community $118,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 7/12/2 018 107.18 0.98 C7250660 Sold 22131 MARSHALL AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1253 $119,900 None $119,900 2 2 0 1961 Single Family Residence VA 7/13/20 18 62.55 1 N6100507 Sold 6085 DEMING AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 972 $120,000 None $121,500 2 1 0 1967 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/2018 79.0 5 1.01 D6101186 Sold 1531 PLACIDA RD #6-104 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1056 $124,900 Community $124,900 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 118 .28 1 C7400963 Sold 23465 HARBORVIEW RD #1006 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1111 $125,000 Community $115,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 7/18/ 2018 103.51 0.92 A4401423 Sold 334 LASAYETTE DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 912 $130,000 None $130,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 7/12/2 018 93.39 1 C7402656 Sold 23179 MCNAMEE AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1240 $135,000 None $135,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 7/18/2 018 74.01 1 D6100852 Sold 6800 PLACIDA RD #293 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1092 $139,900 Community $142,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 7/17/2018 130.0 4 1.02 C7244054 Sold 2445 IVANHOE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1253 $139,900 None $130,750 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence FHA 7/18/2018 58.98 0.93 D6101070 Sold 22514 VALE AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1744 $140,000 None $135,000 3 3 0 1993 Single Family Residence Cash 7/17/2018 0.96 A4200374 Sold 4071 GROBE ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1229 $144,900 None $142,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/2018 92.21 0.98 C7401758 Sold 21070 GERTRUDE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 918 $145,000 None $135,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 7/12/2 018 84.16 0.93 C7402302 Sold 3018 NEKOOSA ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1176 $149,900 None $147,900 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 7/12/2018 68 .25 0.99 C7401780 Sold 21930 CELLINI AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1162 $149,900 None $149,900 3 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/20 18 85.8 1 C7249757 Sold 26552 ANGELICA RD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1076 $149,900 None $150,000 3 1 1 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /17/2018 81.83 1 D5921987 Sold 6523 AMORY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 978 $155,000 None $148,500 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/2018 99 0.96 C7242598 Sold 23301 ADELA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1513 $155,490 None $155,490 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence VA 7/14/2018 102.77 1 C7243314 Sold 5145 HORNBUCKLE BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1152 $159,800 Private $162,900 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/ 2018 111.42 1.02 A4405783 Sold 7188 TEABERRY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1080 $159,900 None $163,900 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 102 .18 1.03 D6100585 Sold 7009 REGINA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1278 $159,900 None $157,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 94.3 5 0.98 C7401839 Sold 25666 AYSEN DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1516 $160,000 None $145,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/17/2018 66 .39 0.91 C7401980 Sold 3091 CATALINA CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1245 $164,900 None $165,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/2018 7 9.4 1 A4404835 Sold 6490 ANGLE PL 34287 NORTH PORT 1382 $169,000 None $166,000 3 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Seller Financing 7/ 13/2018 0.98 D6100444 Sold 4274 OAK TERRACE CIR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1278 $169,900 Community $169,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Con ventional 7/13/2018 91.8 0.99 D6100090 Sold 5385 CHURCHILL RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1480 $169,900 None $163,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/16/2018 0.96 C7249124 Sold 1840 LOGSDON ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1261 $169,900 None $170,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13 /2018 75.12 1 C7250723 Sold 1533 OKETO ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1404 $170,300 Private $167,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 7/18/2018 10 9.8 0.98 D5923061 Sold 2379 LAKESHORE CIR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1545 $174,900 None $166,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence VA 7/16/20 18 71.86 0.95 C7400479 Sold 1218 TALBOT ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1738 $178,000 None $174,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/2018 0.98 C7403362 Sold 240 WEST END DR #1313 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1305 $178,750 None $178,750 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 7/13/2018 136.97 1 D5922203 Sold 3448 SERNICE ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1187 $179,900 None $179,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 100 .45 1 C7251470 Sold 6334 THORMAN RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1340 $184,000 Community $172,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/13/2018 98.17 0.93 A4209921 Sold 4164 CUTHBERT AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1603 $184,500 None $180,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/2018 75.38 0.98 D6100519 Sold 7128 FELICIA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1609 $187,500 None $187,500 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 75.45 1 C7400634 Sold 3791 GARBETT TER 34288 NORTH PORT 1762 $189,000 None $191,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 76 .55 1.01 C7400285 Sold 1828 BIRMINGHAM BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1382 $189,900 Community $183,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cas h 7/13/2018 91.27 0.96 C7248872 Sold 4899 CROMEY RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1705 $195,000 None $190,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/18/ 2018 81.27 0.97 D5923774 Sold 11412 OCEANSPRAY BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1834 $198,800 None $195,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/20 18 73.7 0.98 C7402140 Sold 27429 OBIDOS DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1732 $199,000 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/16/2018 1.13 D6100128 Sold 530 MICHIGAN AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1228 $199,900 None $190,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 10 2.1 0.95 C7251245 Sold 2864 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1533 $199,900 Community $188,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 89.52 0.94 C7401926 Sold 2844 ALHAVEN TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1580 $200,000 None $200,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/2018 90 .7 1 N5917188 Sold 4439 DAKOTA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1771 $200,000 None $200,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 86. 84 1 C7401058 Sold 6679 BECKWITH AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1437 $201,900 None $201,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 7/17/2018 99.65 1 A4400233 Sold 10430 CHABLIS AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $204,900 None $204,900 3 2 0 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/16/20 18 1 A4213303 Sold 10421 EUSTON 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1612 $204,900 None $204,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/17/201 8 1 C7401160 Sold 1046 SPENCE CT 34288 NORTH PORT 1217 $207,000 Private $207,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 13/2018 110.28 1 D6100212 Sold 15509 ALSACE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1932 $209,900 None $213,900 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/201 8 1.02 D5921419 Sold 256 WATERSIDE ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1716 $214,900 Private $210,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence VA 7/18/2 018 85.85 0.98 D5921337 Sold 2405 N BEACH RD #17 34223 ENGLEWOOD 900 $219,900 Community $219,900 2 2 0 2015 Condominium Cash, Seller Financing 7/18/2018 1 N6100505 Sold 647 LINDEN DR #325 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1421 $220,000 Community $212,500 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 7/13/2018 105.67 0.97 O5521430 Sold 0000 EDMISTON AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1604 $223,225 None $223,225 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 1 U8002948 Sold 1022 YORKSHIRE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1949 $224,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/13/2018 83.43 1 C7249886 Sold 967 DOBELL TER NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2034 $224,900 Private $220,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/12/2018 78.77 0.98 C7250953 Sold 1202 DESMOND ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2009 $224,999 Private $215,500 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/12/2018 74.49 0.96 C7402045 Sold 27915 ARROWHEAD CIR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1579 $229,000 None $213,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 0.93 C7401222 Sold 3099 SEAN RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1427 $229,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13 /2018 111.66 0.98 D5922188 Sold 1601 MUSA RD 34286 NORTH PORT 1812 $234,900 None $234,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/17/2018 95.02 1 C7402459 Sold 1927 NUREMBERG BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1879 $235,000 Private $235,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/18 /2018 94.61 1 C7402004 Sold 2380 PRAGUE LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1696 $235,000 Private $237,500 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence FHA 7/16/2018 97.7 1.01 C7245274 Sold 17274 ASMARA CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2221 $238,700 None $236,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence VA 7/16/2018 84. 2 0.99 N6100540 Sold 4451 MAVERICK ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1987 $239,000 None $237,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence VA 7/13/2018 88. 24 0.99 C7401372 Sold 1476 WOODCREST LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1821 $242,222 Private $233,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/17/2018 97.29 0.96 C7400700 Sold 19358 ABHENRY CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1497 $242,900 Private $239,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 7/1 7/2018 103.69 0.98 O5562488 Sold 4607 PIXLEY LN 34291 NORTH PORT 2155 $246,075 None $243,575 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/2018 0.9 9 C7401982 Sold 5328 RUMSON RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1627 $249,000 Private $250,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 13/2018 1 C7401890 Sold 26125 COPIAPO CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1906 $250,000 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/2 018 89.03 0.98 A4404481 Sold 113 SANTAREM CIR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1788 $265,000 Private $265,000 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 105.16 1 C7243734 Sold 1557 NAVIGATOR RD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2148 $267,000 Private $267,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/18/2018 87.43 1 N6100247 Sold 10434 SARASOTA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1855 $269,000 Private $263,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/13/2018 106.05 0.98 C7402203 Sold 1431 W AQUI ESTA DR W #321 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1556 $270,000 Community $267,500 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 7/12/20 18 171.92 0.99 A4404435 Sold 130 DANFORTH DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1590 $275,000 None $263,000 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 7/18/201 8 89.15 0.96 D6101126 Sold 370 EDEN CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2179 $299,900 Private $295,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7/14/2018 96. 37 0.98 C7402186 Sold 12274 LACKAWANNA LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2109 $319,900 Private $312,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/16/2018 103.72 0.98 C7251202 Sold 26406 FEATHERSOUND 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2452 $319,900 Community $310,000 3 2 1 1997 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/17/2018 84.93 0.97 D6100616 Sold 1551 BEACH RD #406 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1070 $325,000 Community $318,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 7/13/2018 269.49 0.98 C7246295 Sold 210 LIDO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1426 $325,000 Private $302,000 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/16 /2018 137.9 0.93 D6100376 Sold 6395 SHALIMAR ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1906 $329,900 Private $320,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence VA 7/12/2 018 116.7 0.97 N6100455 Sold 6625 TALON BAY DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1971 $339,000 Private, Community $328,500 2 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence C onventional 7/17/2018 129.03 0.97 D6100127 Sold 580 GADSEN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2399 $339,900 Community $320,000 3 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 12/2018 112.8 0.94 C7241100 Sold 480 CAPRI ISLES CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2222 $339,900 None $306,700 4 2 1 1968 Single Family Residence Cash 7/18/201 8 95.78 0.9 D6100454 Sold 3355 PENNYROYAL RD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2150 $342,000 Private, Community $322,000 4 3 0 2003 Single Family Reside nce Cash 7/18/2018 0.94 C7401234 Sold 2190 TEA ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2200 $349,000 Private $345,000 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /13/2018 116.79 0.99 N6100132 Sold 148 CLEAR LAKE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2068 $359,000 Private $349,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/201 8 126.82 0.97 C7249947 Sold 4125 DUREVE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2088 $369,000 Private $345,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /13/2018 118.8 0.93 C7402058 Sold 3830 CARUPANO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2000 $389,000 None $376,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/2018 125.96 0.97 D6100692 Sold 10161 TOPSAIL AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2502 $399,900 Private $386,000 4 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/18/2018 114.03 0.97 C7245151 Sold 3444 PEACE RIVER DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2295 $449,000 None $420,000 4 3 0 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/16/2018 130.72 0.94 C7238781 Sold 1027 W HENRY ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1955 $449,900 Private $433,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13/2018 161.09 0.96 C7248782 Sold 4049 LA COSTA ISLAND CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2600 $474,900 Private $438,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 7/17/2018 114.42 0.92 D6100020 Sold 15492 LONGVIEW RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2025 $479,900 Private $460,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/16/2018 150.08 0.96 N5911805 Sold 89 VIVANTE BLVD #8924 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2338 $539,900 Community $530,000 3 3 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 7/13 /2018 226.69 0.98 D5917929 Sold 3001 RIVERSHORE LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 5185 $549,000 Private, Community $500,000 4 5 0 1995 Single Family Reside nce Cash 7/16/2018 66.49 0.91 C7242828 Sold 2030 AQUI ESTA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2018 $559,000 Private $557,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/2 018 204.63 1 D5921173 Sold 1759 GRANDE PARK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2729 $575,000 Private $560,000 3 3 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/17/2 018 150.66 0.97 C7401092 Sold 3955 SAN PIETRO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2257 $612,000 Private $612,000 3 2 1 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/ 2018 1 N5915692 Sold 18971 MCGRATH CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3653 $650,000 Private $600,000 4 3 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/1 3/2018 138.09 0.92 N5911903 Sold 1330 BEACH RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 3350 $1,500,000 None $1,150,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 7/16/2018 2 32.7 0.77ENGLEWOOD 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 D6100907 SLD 2044 ROSE AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 600 AILLON $55,000 1 1 0 1970 None Mobile Home Cash 7/13/2018 $91.67 1 D6100483 SLD 6258 FALCON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,080 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 02 $110,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Manufactured Home Conven tional 7/9/2018 $101.85 0.92 D6100271 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD #69 34224 ENGLEWOOD 932 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER $118,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 $126.61 0.98 D5923070 SLD 1365 KISKADEE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $115,000 2 2 0 1979 Community Mobile Home Cash 7/13/2018 $99.83 0.93 D6101186 SLD 1531 PLACIDA RD Unit#6-104 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,056 PALM MANOR PH 02 $124,900 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 $118.28 1 D6100448 SLD 3 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#2 34223 ENGLEWOOD 946 QUAILS RUN I $128,000 2 2 0 1977 Community Condominium Cash 7/11/201 8 $135.31 0.95 C7250304 SLD 11192 WILLMINGTON BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,271 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $149,900 3 2 0 1988 None Single Family Reside nce VA 7/10/2018 $117.94 1 D6100280 SLD 8466 NIGHTHAWK DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,296 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 03 $150,000 2 2 0 1989 None Mobile Home Cash 7/10/2018 $115.74 1 U7848495 SLD 28 GOLFVIEW RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,333 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $149,500 2 2 0 1973 None Single Family Residen ce Conventional 7/12/2018 $112.15 0.96 D6100585 SLD 7009 REGINA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,278 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $157,000 2 2 0 1988 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 $122.85 0.98 N6100427 SLD 6143 BERKELEY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,250 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $162,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Residence Co nventional 7/11/2018 $129.60 0.98 C7401312 SLD 10331 EUSTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,335 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $161,500 3 2 0 1994 None Single Family Residence Ca sh 7/11/2018 $120.97 0.96 C7251470 SLD 6334 THORMAN RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,340 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $172,000 3 2 0 2005 Community Single Family Res idence Conventional 7/13/2018 $128.36 0.93 D6100654 SLD 615 DOGWOOD AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,232 FOXWOOD $187,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 $151.79 0. 94 D6100128 SLD 530 MICHIGAN AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,228 BAY VIEW MANOR $190,000 3 2 0 2000 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/ 2018 $154.72 0.95 A4211857 SLD 10413 EUSTON AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,612 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $204,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Ca sh 7/9/2018 $127.11 1 N5917310 SLD 7354 MAMOUTH ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,276 PORT CHARLOTTE $200,000 2 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Residence Conventi onal 7/9/2018 $156.74 0.98 A4405769 SLD 88 BRIG CIR S 33946 PLACIDA 1,903 ROTONDA SANDS $209,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 $1 09.83 1 N6100505 SLD 647 LINDEN DR Unit#325 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,421 FOXWOOD $212,500 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 7/13/2018 $14 9.54 0.97 D6100310 SLD 10501 AMBERJACK WAY #103 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,729 HAMMOCKS-VILLAS PH 01 $243,900 3 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Co nventional 7/11/2018 $141.06 1 A4401583 SLD 9924 SHELTERING SPRUCE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,645 KEYWAY PLACE $259,000 2 2 0 2017 Community Single Family Residenc e Cash 7/11/2018 $157.45 1 N6100247 SLD 10434 SARASOTA RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,855 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $263,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Sin g le Famil y Residence Conventional 7/13/2018 $141.78 0.98AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 19 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED D5921049 SLD 2700 N BEACH RD Unit#A102 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,150 PELICAN LANDING BLDG A $280,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 $243.48 0.97 A4134670 SLD 850 HARVARD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,693 LEMON BAY PARK $275,000 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/201 8 $162.43 0.92 D6100616 SLD 1551 BEACH RD Unit#406 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,070 SANDPIPER KEY $318,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condominium Conventional 7/13/2018 $297.20 0.98 D6100376 SLD 6395 SHALIMAR ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,906 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $320,000 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Resi dence VA 7/12/2018 $167.89 0.97 D6100127 SLD 580 GADSEN ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,399 PARK FOREST PH 5 $320,000 3 2 0 2011 Community Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/12/2018 $133.39 0.94 D6100467 SLD 5249 COOPER TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,662 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 54 $340,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Reside nce Cash 7/11/2018 $204.57 0.97 D5923147 SLD 14075 KEYSTONE BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,501 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $330,000 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family R esidence Conventional 7/9/2018 $131.95 0.94 N6100132 SLD 148 CLEAR LAKE DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,068 STILLWATER $349,000 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/ 2018 $168.76 0.97 D6100192 SLD 15235 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,734 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $367,500 3 2 0 2000 Private Single Family R esidence FHA 7/10/2018 $211.94 0.97 D5919239 SLD 9350 LITTLE GASPARILLA IS 33946 PLACIDA 1,286 GASPARILLA ESTATES $370,000 2 2 0 1985 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 $287.71 0.95 D6100780 SLD 1944 N FAIRVIEW DR S 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,526 OVERBROOK GARDENS $400,000 2 2 0 1981 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 $262.12 0.95 D5922412 SLD 5700 GULF SHORES DR #A-317 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,350 SEA OATS BLDG A $879,900 2 2 0 1980 Community Condominium Conventional 7/10/2018 $651.78 0.99 D5923382 SLD 248 PILOT ST 33921 BOCA GRANDE 3,301 GOLDEN BEACH UNIT 03 $2,677,000 3 4 0 2018 Private Single Family Residence C ash 7/10/2018 $810.97 0.97 D5922757 SLD 860 PALM AVE 33921 BOCA GRANDE 2,290 REVISED PLAT/BOCA GRANDE $2,800,000 3 3 0 1999 Private Single Family Residen ce Cash 7/10/2018 $1,222.71 0.94SOUTH 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 RatioA4401850 Sold 826 BIRD BAY WAY #112 Bird Bay Village $90,000 1 1 0 1979 Condominium Cash 7/11/2018 117.96 0.82 N6100075 Sold 926 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #228 Golfview $145,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 7/10/2018 143.28 0.97 N5917112 Sold 335 THREE LAKES LN #A Mission Lakes $145,000 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Conventional 7/9/2018 136.28 0.95 N6100913 Sold 511 SHORE RD Not Applicable $148,500 2 1 0 1953 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 115.65 0.93 N6100973 Sold 708 TAMIAMI TRL S #201 Holiday Apts $150,000 2 2 0 1971 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 154.48 0.97 A4403159 Sold 502 LAUREL RD E Laurel Grove $152,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 147.86 0.98 N5914602 Sold 404 CERROMAR CIR N #111 Westchester Grdn & Plan $164,900 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 7/13/2018 162.3 0. 97 N6100676 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #404 Venice Ave Condominium $165,000 1 1 0 1969 Condominium Cash 7/11/2018 217.68 0.94 N5917263 Sold 523 E SEMINOLE DR South Venice $175,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 100.46 0.97 N5913261 Sold 820 POLARIS RD South Venice $179,500 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence VA 7/10/2018 155.41 0.99 N6101226 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #416 Woodmere At Jacaranda $180,000 2 2 0 2000 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 131.48 1 U8001495 Sold 4441 TORTOISE RD South Venice $188,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 104.85 0.94 C7248645 Sold 4271 VICENZA DR #A16 Casa Di Amici $189,000 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 136.66 0.95 O5573700 Sold 940 PINELAND AVE Pineland Gardens $196,850 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Other 7/10/2018 155.49 0.95 N6101200 Sold 232 WOODLAND DR #232 Pine Run $209,000 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 7/12/2018 157.74 1 N6100125 Sold 219 REDWOOD RD Venice Gardens $210,000 3 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 156.72 1 A4406095 Sold 1056 HOPE ST East Gate Terrace $219,900 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/2018 163.13 1 N5916219 Sold 411 NIGHTINGALE RD South Venice $220,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13/2018 141.21 0.9 N5917076 Sold 101 LOUELLA LN #14 Lyons Cove $232,000 2 2 0 1972 Condominium Conventional 7/13/2018 217.43 0.97 N5916830 Sold 12524 SHIMMERING OAK CIR Grand Palm $235,000 2 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 187.25 0.98 N6100612 Sold 5842 HARRISON RD Gulf View Estates $240,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 136.44 0. 94 A4210514 Sold 1432 TURNBERRY DR Waterford $249,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/10/2018 125.63 0.93 N5916403 Sold 96 NAVIGATION CIR #101 Bay Street Village & Towncenter Land Condo $264,135 2 2 0 2018 Condominium Cash 7/13/2018 167.81 0.99 N5916321 Sold 2623 ENGLEWOOD RD South Venice $269,500 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 7/13/2018 134.95 0.96 N6100584 Sold 1816 FLAMETREE LN Heritage Lake Estates $270,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 7/11/2018 155.71 0.96 N5914443 Sold 323 LANSBROOK DR Venice Golf & Country Club $270,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 7/11/2018 135.95 0 .9 N5913751 Sold 12592 RICHEZZA DR Gran Paradiso $290,000 4 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 142.72 0.97 A4204031 Sold 4847 LEMON BAY DR South Venice $309,900 3 2 1 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/10/2018 161.83 1 N5913184 Sold 429 HARBOR DR S Venezia Park $310,000 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/11/2018 281.82 0.89 N6100534 Sold 4900 BELLA TERRA DR Venetia $326,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 164.73 0.97 N6100235 Sold 507 LAKE OF THE WOODS DR Lake Of The Woods $327,500 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 7/12/2018 162.13 0. 94 N5901965 Sold 649 GUILD DR #649 Villa Veneto $329,900 3 2 0 2017 Condominium Cash 7/12/2018 186.6 1 A4209518 Sold 1481 MARLIN ST Waterfront Estates $350,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/10/2018 194.88 0.9 5 N5916643 Sold 10389 CROOKED CREEK DR Sarasota National $365,000 2 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 7/12/2018 190.5 1 N6100852 Sold 11780 PUMA PATH Stoneybrook At Venice $374,000 4 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 135.7 0.98 N5915167 Sold 606 COCKATOO CIR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $379,900 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/1 2/2018 175.64 0.95 N5916379 Sold 5048 BELLA TERRA DR Venetia $392,500 3 3 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/9/2018 170.5 0.98 N5917232 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #115 Macarthur Beach $399,000 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Conventional, Private 7/9/2018 371.1 6 0.92 A4404836 Sold 750 CLYDESDALE CIR Mission Valley Estates $400,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 17 5.44 0.89 N6100004 Sold 12257 STUART DR Grand Palm $407,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 208.29 0.97 N5916727 Sold 513 WARWICK DR Plantation The $410,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13/2018 162.7 0.98 N5915258 Sold 1058 BLUFFWOOD DR Calusa Park $410,000 3 2 1 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 7/13/2018 153.21 0.97 A4156840 Sold 516 TAMIAMI TRL S #305 Not Applicable $449,000 3 3 1 2010 Condominium Other 7/12/2018 241.4 1 A4194127 Sold 124 SUGARLOAF DR Havana Heights $462,500 3 2 1 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/12/2018 147.39 0.97 A4170704 Sold 12 BISHOPS COURT RD Oaks The $480,000 3 3 1 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/13/2018 150.85 0.87 N6100516 Sold 975 SCHERER WAY Rivendell The Woodlands $485,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/10/2018 202 0.98 N6100718 Sold 167 TAMPA AVE E #713 Waterfront On Venice Island The $485,000 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Conventional 7/12/2018 284 .46 0.92 N6100129 Sold 369 OTTER CREEK DR Sawgrass $522,000 3 3 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 193.98 0.95 N6100535 Sold 504 VENEZIA PKWY Venezia Park $645,000 3 2 1 1926 Single Family Residence Cash 7/12/2018 286.54 0.96 N5917058 Sold 918 GIBBS RD Schutt Sub $655,000 3 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 7/9/2018 236.72 0.9 A4214138 Sold 401 NORTH POINT RD #701 Meridian At The Oaks Preserve $730,000 3 3 0 2003 Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 281.42 0.92 A4405255 Sold 811 THE ESPLANADE N #802 Beleza On Venice Beach $1 550 000 3 2 1 2005 Condominium Cash 7/9/2018 706.47 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 WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licensesÂ€ Andral Leroy Jerome of Punta Gorda, and Lynda Pamphile of North Port Â€ Elizabeth Katherine Velazquez of Cape Coral, and Matthew Francis Spinelli of Cape Coral Â€ Eugene Emerson Wyant of Port Charlotte, and Linda Marie Gilligan of Port Charlotte Â€ Sutham Panatkool of Punta Gorda, and Siriporn Strike of Punta Gorda Â€ Vernon William Lohr Jr. of Port Charlotte, and Susan Elizabeth Chaney of North Port Â€ Michael Anthony Sharp of Port Charlotte, and Mikaila Marie Higby of Port Charlotte Â€ Donald Albert Zeibig of Punta Gorda, and Chuanxiu Mao of Monterey Park, Calif. Â€ Roger Lee Mercado of Punta Gorda, and Stephanie Thornton of Punta Gorda Â€ Simon Ursolov of Port Charlotte, and Liana Mazanashvili of Port Charlotte Â€ Hugh Barry Duffey of Port Charlotte, and Cheryl Ann Arneson of Port Charlotte Â€ Kristopher Todd Lee Moore of Punta Gorda, and Alica Millie June Wilkins of Punta Gorda Â€ Thomas Edward Crews of Port Charlotte, and Amanda Lee Roughton of Port Charlotte Â€ Nolan Ryan Scott Ortery of Punta Gorda, and Kimberly Marie Siciliano of Punta Gorda Â€ Jammie Lynn Leibman of Port Charlotte, and Matthew James Webb of Port Charlotte Â€ Arnold Roland Arki of Rotonda West, and Fanni Zsofia Takacs of Rotonda West Â€ Nicole Fay Gorham of Gibsonia, Penn., and Ryan Paul Kulas of Gibsonia, Penn. Â€ Michael Duane Poshard of Chenoa, Ill., and Linda Ann Meyer of Florence, Ky. Â€ Mark Roy Wyman of Norman, Okla., and Joy Wyman of Norman, Okla. Â€ Wilbor Stam Perea Perea of Cali, Colombia, and Luz Stella Murillo Zabala of Cali, Colombia Â€ Gabriel Jesus Marrone of Puerto Ordaz, and Bolivar Estado of Puerto Ordaz Â€ Sherry Elaine Houston of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Eugene Helton of Knoxville, Tenn. Â€ Alicia Ann Devries of North Port, and Rickey James Coons of North Port Â€ Eric Michael Barnett of Port Charlotte, and Shannon Marie Klieves of Punta GordaCharlotte County divorcesÂ€ Kathleen E. Antoine v. Carl H. Antoine Â€ Penny Bramwell v. Richard Bramwell Â€ Jessica Kaye Chanza v. Matthew Sean Chanza Sr. Â€ Daniel Koppanaal v. Sharon Koppanaal Â€ Michelle Lena Pender v. Rory T. Pender Â€ Khameel Singh v. Sharda Ali-Singh Â€ Kathy Lynn Steele v. Joseph Michael LankfordAmerican Legion Post 103Â€ Sunday Darts winners July 15: 1-John Branscome, Joey Siracusa; 2-CW Clark, Fran Smith; 3-Nancy Heder, Christy Buzzell.American Legion Post 110Â€ Bridge winners July 16: Bucky Jacques, 3930; Dianne Kidneigh, 3830; Hilda Schnare, 3310; Ann Beers, 3160.Charlotte Square Condominium ComplexÂ€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners July 14: Harry Huddleston, 5350; Jay Oberlander, 4430; Virginia Clayton, 4330; Joyce Weibel, 3770.Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyÂ€ Mahjong winners July 16: Table 1: Kathy Cimaglia, Cindy (no last name given); Table 2: Dorothy Quirk, Marie Devlin; Table 3: Bea Oram, Ruth Watson. July 17: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Cindy Robertson; Table 2: Doris Marlin, Merry Davine; Table 3: Linda Paholsky; Table 4: Dorothy Quirk, Doreen Foster. Â€ Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners July 18: Bob Labossiere, 13; Flo Ippolito,13; Frank White, 12; John McPherson, 11; Ed Mielke, 11.Englewood ElksÂ€ Trivia Game winners July 17: 1-Phillies; 2-Scorpions.Isles Yacht ClubÂ€ Duplicate Bridge winners July 18: 1-Bob and Jackie Whitaker; 2-Arlene and Ray (no last name given); 3-Chip and Sally Smith.Kings GateÂ€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 18: Paul Headrick, 1453; Ron LaPointe, 1432. Â€ Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 13: Gary Sblendorio, 1550; Lynn Davis, 952; Fred Smith, 831. Â€ Monday Bridge winners July 16: 1-Harry Huddleston, 5950; 2-Cleta Clark, 4740; 3-Helen Witzke, 4510; 4-Harold Clark, 4180.Kingsway Country ClubÂ€ Ladies Bridge winners July 12: 1-Linda Bellmore; 2-Ann Rezek. July 18: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Linda Bellmore.Moose Lodge 2121Â€ Euchre Card Game winners July 12: Jim Knott, 78; Dennis Thacker, 77; Ginger Emerine, 74; John Williams, 67; Wanda Clark, 67; Connie Day, 67. Â€ Contract bridge winners July 11: Lewis Miceili, 5170; Jay Oberlander, 5080; Judy Taylor, 4780; Ernie Kamaitis, 4590.PGIÂ€ PGICA Monday Night Duplicate Bridge winners July 16: 1-Jackie and Bob Whitaker; 1-Sharon Biernat, Marcia Ling; 2-Lois Olsen, Jane Stenberg; 3-Laurie and Jim Druyor.Port Charlotte Bridge Club Â€ Winners July 13: Cleta Clark, 5280; Harold Clark, 4510; Trudy Riley, 4000; Virginia Clayton, 3590.RiverwoodÂ€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners July 13: 1-Riverwood Rebels; 2-Blue Penguins. Want to add your group? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS BIRTHDAYS Happy 97th birthday to Earl Goodby on his special day July 23. Happy 80th birthday to Winsor Eveland on his special day July 20. 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Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 In the Â”urry of moving, North Port Meals on Wheels got a bit of extra help. On Friday, route coordinator Ed Repose received a $3,000 check from Robin Bongiovi of AMVETS Post 312 to help make sure the organization has the supplies it needs, though meals are typically paid for. The money came from AMVETS Post 312 LadiesÂs Auxiliary which collected $500, the SonÂs of AMVETS which collected $1,500, along with a match from the AMVETS department of Florida Service Foundation. Bonjiovi, who is part of the auxiliary, said the post chose to donate to Meals on Wheels after realizing that the group helps to feed veterans, their widows and widowers, as well as family of veterans. ÂThe Sons (of AMVETS) and Ladies (Auxiliary) are always fundraising,ÂŽ she said. Repose said this does help, especially since the money will go to fund meals for those who canÂt afford them, as well help with kitchen expenses. North Port Meals on Wheels relies solely on donations to feed the residents who need it. The entirely volunteer run organization is always in need of help and funding to make sure those who rely on them get the food they need. As for the move, Repose said theyÂre waiting on one last permit and inspection. The group, which has been housed at Trinity United Methodist Church, has been struggling with space. Earlier this year, the group began the process of moving to a new space in Biscayne Plaza off of U.S. 41. Repose said the new space is almost done and all they need to do is move in. He said the move is planned for a weekend to not disrupt meal distribution. Until then, the group will continue cooking and distributing meals. To help or volunteer with North Port Meals on Wheels, visit www. northportmealsonwheels. org, call 941-426-6331 or email npmealsonwheels@ gmail.com.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNorth Port Meals on Wheels gets help in the kitchenBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER SARASOTA Â„ The Sarasota County School Board will meet on Tuesday for its 2018-19 preliminary budget meeting. The board will also discuss the tentative millage rate. According to district documents, the schoolsÂ 2018-19 preliminary budget is $828,200,066 spanning all departments. The general fund for 2018-19 is projected to be at $463,963,632 for the upcoming school year. For the 2017-18 school year, the general fund for the district was projected to end up at $447,258,941, according to documents from a June 19 workshop. A large amount of the budget comes from the general fund, with funding also coming from other sources. The rise in the general fund is due to capital outlay, which is being used to fund the new police department, but also salary increases and construction. For the coming school year, the capital fund Â„ which funds projects across the district Â„ is set to be $61,326,229. The rise in the capital fund is due to recent construction, in response to the fatal shooting of 17 students and educators on Feb. 14 in Parkland at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The district has moved several future projects to the current year to comply with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act. The rest of the $319,614,896 for the districtÂs budget comes from federal, state and local funding, as well as grants. Along with the budget, the board will also look at its tentative millage rate for the 2018-19 school year. The proposed millage rate for the 201819 school year is 7.003, which is less than the rate for 2017-18 Â„ the rate for this past year was 7.209. The millage rate in the county is set through the property taxes collected by the county, 1 mill is equal to $100 per every $100,000 of assessed home value. The Sarasota County School Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday for its tentative budget meeting and millage rate meeting in the board chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota. Meetings are broadcast live on the Education Channel, Comcast channel 20 and Frontier channel 33, as well as streamed live on the districtÂs website www. sarasotacountyschools. net. Email: email@example.comSarasota County Schools to discuss $828M budget By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITER PHOTO FROM NORTH PORT MEALS ON WHEELS, INC. Start your day with the Crossword Puzzle Mon. Sat. in the Classifieds N E W S U N A D A R N E W S U N A D A R Charlotte volunteer coach gets awardCharlotte County Community Services announced one of its longtime volunteers, Vivian ÂCoach CookieÂŽ Hall, received the 2018 Voluntary Service Award from the Florida Recreation and Parks Association. HallÂs positive impact, commitment and dedication to youth sports in Charlotte County are immeasurable, according to a press release from Charlotte County Community Services. She has served as a volunteer coach for more than two decades. ÂThe mission of our agency is Âto be the energy in making Charlotte County a beautiful and enriching place to live,ÂÂŽ states the press release. ÂCoach Cookie is Âour energyÂ as she continues to demonstrate this mission through her service to our community.ÂŽ She will receive her award at the FRPA Conference on Aug. 29. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 South Florida juries appear to be less likely to send convicted killers to death row under the stateÂs newest death penalty law. Two juries in Broward County decided to spare the lives of convicted killers in the past week in cases where capital punishment would have seemed likely just a few years ago. On July 16, Bernard Forbes, Eloyn Ingraham and Andre Delancy learned they would not face execution for the 2006 murder of Broward SheriffÂs Deputy Brian Tephford. And July 19, Eric MontgomeryÂs life was spared by the same jury that convicted him of fatally shooting his stepdaughter in the face, chasing down her terriÂ“ed mother and shooting her to death while his grandmother physically tried to stop him, taking a bullet in the process. In three Â“rst-degree murder trials in Palm Beach County since September, juries have recommended life sentences for the men they convicted. The challenge appears to be the stringent requirement of the death penalty law passed in the spring of 2017. The state now requires juries to unanimously Â“nd at least one aggravating factor justifying the imposition of the death penalty, and a second unanimous vote recommending it. ÂThe requirement for unanimity was probably the biggest factor in why the jury spared their lives,ÂŽ said IngrahamÂs penalty-phase lawyer, Ed Salantrie. The jury might have been troubled by one piece of missing information, he said. No one knows which defendant Â“red the bullets that killed Tephford. Simple majorities were required before 2016, but a combination of federal and state Supreme Court decisions found that without a unanimous verdict, FloridaÂs death penalty process was unconstitutional. ÂIt would appear based solely on the fact that a unanimous verdict is now required rather than a majority verdict, it will be more difÂ“cult to secure a death penalty verdict under the current law,ÂŽ Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said. Since the newest law was enacted, Broward juries have rejected the death penalty in three of four cases. In each of those cases, the defense put up a Â“ght, calling witnesses and urging jurors to show mercy. The unanimous death decision came against Peter Avsenew, convicted of killing a Wilton Manors couple in 2010. After his conviction, Avsenew Â“red his defense lawyers and represented himself in front of the jury, making no effort to plead for his life or show a hint of remorse. ÂI have no regrets in my life and I am proud of the decisions IÂve made,ÂŽ he said. Defense lawyers and prosecutors agree that itÂs too soon to determine whether the new law will result in a long-term reduction in the number of capital sentences. According to the state Corrections Department, Florida sent 12 inmates to death row in 2014 and 2015. From 2017 to 2018 so far, four have been condemned: one each from Collier, Polk, Duval and St. JohnÂs County. But in Palm Beach, prosecutors have not gotten a death penalty since 1998, even under the old law. ÂYou are asking a citizen to be so certain that they are willing to kill a person based on their conscientious review of the evidence,ÂŽ said Elizabeth Ramsey lead homicide defense attorney for the Palm Beach Public DefenderÂs ofÂ“ce. She says she doesnÂt expect to see all 12 members of a jury vote for death in Palm Beach County. In some of the countyÂs more heinous cases, defense lawyers evaded the death penalty by making plea deals, Ramsey said. Under the new law, prosecutors in Jacksonville have sought the death penalty once. The jury in that case was unanimous against Donald Smith, 61 who kidnapped, raped and murdered 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle in 2013. Four death penalty cases have been tried in the Orlando area, with unanimous jury verdicts coming back in two of them. Judges are not permitted to overrule a juryÂs rejection of death. ÂWhenever you have 12 people in a room, itÂs hard to get them to agree on anything,ÂŽ said former Broward prosecutor Marjorie Sommer, a jury consultant with Focus Consulting Services. Potential jurors in death penalty cases are typically removed if they have philosophical objections to capital punishment. But sometimes they slip through. Last year, a Broward jury convicted Jacqueline Luongo of killing her roommate for insurance money, stufÂ“ng her body in a closet for days while disguising herself as her victim to make bank withdrawals. When it came time to deliberate over the penalty, juror Sarah Miller said she was stunned to learn that a fellow panelist had no intention of even considering death. ÂShe faked her way onto the jury,ÂŽ Miller said. ÂIt was so unfair to the victimÂs family. It didnÂt sit well with me. We didnÂt do justice.ÂŽ The vote, Miller said, was 11-1. Luongo was sentenced to life in prison.Killers avoid death row under new lawBy RAFAEL OLMEDA and MARC FREEMANSUN SENTINELMan killed by deputies after he kills dog Woman gets 40 years for death of baby left in her care Sheriff: Drugs sprayed on mail sent to inmates Buzz Aldrin expected to be no-show at Apollo galaLADY LAKE (AP) Â„ Authorities in Florida say deputies shot and killed a man who punched and then shot dogs following a domestic dispute with his wife. Capt. Tony Prevatt with the Sumter County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said a woman told deputies her BARTOW (AP) Â„ A Florida woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of an 8-month-old baby left in her care. The Ledger reports that 22-year-old Adrianna Bradley was sentenced Friday. She was convicted in February of aggravated child abuse and manslaughter. She had faced up to 45 years in prison. Authorities said Bradley had been babysitting Jaxon Betts for several months when she called his mother in September 2015 and said he wasnÂt breathing. Court records show that an autopsy determined Jaxon died of brain swelling after being violently shaken. PANAMA CITY (AP) Â„ Florida authorities are charging dozens of people as part of a sophisticated drug-smuggling operation that consisted of spraying synthetic drugs on mail sent to inmates. Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford on Friday announced that 27 people had been arrested as part of a year-long investigation called ÂYouÂve Got Mail.ÂŽ It began when authorities found a drug called Suboxone on a CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) Â„ Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the | HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEhusband had punched a dog three times in the face and then pushed her. 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Page 24 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS Contact usBenjamin Baugh Â€ Editor email@example.com or 941-206-1175 Jacob Hoag Â€ Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-206-1122 EMAIL: email@example.com FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoast sportsnow.com Like us and share our photos on Facebook: facebook.com/ SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports How to ÂƒSubmit a story idea: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. OUR TOWN LOCAL SPORTS You canÂt catch them if you donÂt know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in You canÂt catch them if you donÂt know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in You canÂt catch them if you donÂt know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursday,only in WaterLine,only in 12 Tyler Fisher has won the Firecracker 5K multiple times. However, the Port Charlotte High School graduateÂs recent win was his first after completing a full year of college competition. The Cornell University rising senior finished in 15 minutes, 43.3 seconds to win the July race in North Port. He won the race in consecutive years from 2014-16. ÂI was happy to do a little better,ÂŽ said Fisher, who improved upon his winning 2015 time of 15:54.6. ÂIt was the fastest IÂve ever run in the summer.ÂŽ Fisher will be the top returning runner this fall for CornellÂs menÂs cross country team. He finished as the squadÂs fourth scorer placing behind three seniors, in the 2017 NCAA Division I Northeast Region Championship 10K. He was the fourth scorer in another meet and the third scorer in one. He participated in his first indoor track and field season, competing in the 3,000-meter run. He ran the 10,000 during the outdoor season. ÂNot being injured was definitely big,ÂŽ said Fisher, a medical redshirt as an underclassman after breaking his femur. ÂMy first year of college running all the way through, that was huge. I made some big progress.ÂŽ He has been running 70 to 75 miles a week and will reach 85 by the end of the summer. He has been training with Charlotte High graduate Michael Balseca, who will compete in cross country for Florida Southern College as a freshman this year. Fisher said Balseca was a freshman on the PiratesÂ team when he was a senior. Fisher is training extra to improve his strength and his race recovery. He has been doing stretching, flexibility drills and body weight training, such as pushups and crunches. He is considering running in another area race before reporting to Cornell. After the fall, Fisher said, he has two years of eligibility remaining in indoor track and one year in outdoor track. He is planning on attending another school for his masterÂs degree so that he may continue competing. Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@ gmail.com.Fisher synonymous with running eventBy BARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN FILE PHOTOPort Charlotte High School graduate Tyler Fisher has won the Firecracker 5K multiple times. SAILINGCharlotte Harbor Multihull Association: For multihull owners or those interested in them. No dues. Meets Â“rst Monday of each month 6 p.m. at Harpoon HarryÂs. Visit http://groups.yahoo. com/group/CHMA/ or call Ron, 941-876-6667. Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center: Year-round weekly sailing classes for youth and adults. Monthly Portsmouth racing second Saturday each month. Family membership $140 per year includes use of boats on days open. Discounts available for multiple family members taking a class. Classes open to public and include beginning learn to sail, learn to race, advanced race training, tactical racing, water safety. Contact 941-456-8542 or email at thesailingcenter.org@gmail. com or web at www. thesailingcenter.org or Facebook page Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center. Learn to Sail: Learn to Sail is offering youth sailing summer courses weekly from June 4 through August 10 at the YMCA Bayfront Center, 750 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. The cost is $165 per week. Limit of 12 students per week. Resgister and pay online at www. learntosail.com or call 941-999-1102 for more information. MODEL SAILINGClub schedules: Sun Coast Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South County Regional Park in Punta Gorda. Open to the public. 941-628-8802. Dragon boat club: The Charlotte Harbor Dragons Boat Club meets Wednesday and Saturday at 8 a.m., at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex, 4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte for practices. This club races Dragon Boats at various venues in Florida year round. Learn more about uu by joining us for practice. Contact Eddie Amara at 941-740-1286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SWIMMINGCharlotte County Swimming: Year-round USA Swimming team provides instruction and competition ages 5 and up. Visit www. ccswim.org or call Susan, 941-628-1510.RUNNINGZoomers: The Southwest Florida club emphasizes running events and triathlons. Visit zoomersrun.com for information. The 2018 Pirate Treasure Trot a 5K road race presented by Port Charlotte High School will be held Saturday Aug. 18 at Port Charlotte High School. The 5K road race starts at 7:15 a.m. and the one mile fun run begins at 8:15 a.m., at the Port Charlotte High School Track, 18200 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte. The proceeds beneÂ“t both the girls and boys cross country teams at Port Charlotte High School. The 5K course is Â”at and winding, multisurface with start and Â“nish on paved track. The course includes some grass Â“elds, paved sidewalks, parking and driveways surrounding the Port Charlotte High School Campus and the Charlotte County Technical Center. The one mile fun run will be on the track and grass Â“elds. Awards will be presented for the following divisions; male and female in the overall masters, grandmaster, senior grandmaster, veterans and the top three in the following age groups, nine and under; 10-12; 13-14; 15-16; 17-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 3539, 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64 and 65 and over. The entry fees for the 5K pre-registration, on or before Aug. 5, $18; 5K pre-registration, students K-12, on or before Aug. 5, $12; one mile pre-registration, on or before Aug. 5, $3; the 5K race day registration, after Aug. 5, $23; 5K race day registration, students K-12, after Aug. 5, $18; one mile race day registration, after Aug. 5, $7. To register for the event, pre-race registration is online at www.RunSignUp. com, on or by mail postmarked by Aug. 2. Race day registration is at the Port Charlotte High School Track and Football Stadium from 6 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. for the 5K and from 6 a.m to 8:10 a.m.. T-shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered 5K runners and walkers. For more information contact Ray Chumbley at 941-380-4519 or email Raymond.Chumbley@ yourcharlotteschools. net. Make nonrefundable checks payable to Port Charlotte High School Athletics. BASEBALLSenior Men: The South Florida Suns, menÂs over-50 baseball team, is looking for players. All positions needed. 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DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeThe American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. Colorectal cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States, is expected to claim more than 50,000 lives this year. It has long been believed that the he risk of colorectal increases with age, with the median age of diagnosis for colon cancer being 68 for men and 72 for women, and the median of diagnosis for rectal cancer being 63 in both men women. In a shocking new study published in February, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) determined that the rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged Americans, while they continue to decline for adults 55 and older. Colon cancer rates are increasing about one to two percent per year for people in their 20s and 30s, the study found. Rates for middle-aged adults also rose, but at a slower pace. Rectal cancer rates climbed even faster in recent decades, at about three percent per year for people in their 20s and 30s and two percent annually for those ages 40 to 54. As a result, three in 10 new cases of rectal cancer now are diagnosed in patients younger than 55. By contrast, rectal cancer rates in adults ages 55 and older have dropped for four decades. Dr. John Rioux, a board-certiÂ“ed general surgeon based practicing at Gulf Pointe Surgical Specialists and Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, said he and his colleagues had observed that people were getting the disease earlier. ÂUntil this study came out, there was really not a whole lot of data on it,ÂŽ he said. ÂBased on the Colorectal cancer on the rise in younger adultsDAN | 3Maverick Coltrin entered the world a seemingly healthy 8-pound boy. But within a week, he was having seizures that doctors could neither explain nor control. They warned that he would probably die within a few months. ÂI remember my world just came crashing down,ÂŽ said his mother, Kara Coltrin, 24. In October, Coltrin and her husband, Michael, began taking hundreds of photos of their son, hooked up to tubes and his skin purplish gray. Family rushed to San Diego from across the country to meet him before he died. Then, in a last-ditch effort, doctors at Rady ChildrenÂs Hospital-San Diego decided to analyze his DNA in case it could reveal what was wrong. In one of his genes, they found a mutation that had caused a seizure disorder. The attacks could now be controlled with a few medicines. Today, Maverick is a chubby 6-month-old who bounces on his momÂs knee. He narrows his eyes at strangers, drawing his thick brows together, before easing into a toothless grin. Maverick beneÂ“ted from a groundbreaking $25 million federal effort studying the value of sequencing babiesÂ entire DNA, known as their genome. Doctors in San Diego have shown that genome sequencing can help very sick infants like Maverick. But the potential to uncover diseases and risks hidden in DNA has sparked a controversial debate: What if all babies had their genomes sequenced? Other researchers in the same federal project, called Newborn Sequencing in Genomic Medicine and Public Health, have been investigating this broader notion, as well as the sticky ethical questions that come with it. Using genetics to prevent disease has been envisioned since DNA was discovered more than half a century ago. Ideally, it would Â”ag risks that doctors and parents could try to mitigate, such as a likelihood of obesity or breast cancer. Nowadays, delving into your genetic makeup requires little more than spitting into a tube and mailing away for results. Yet little is known about how easy access to such information could play out. Many worry about whether parents may treat children differently once they have a window into their future. Researchers also warn that much genetic information isnÂt predictive or even accurate, and will undoubtedly lead to anxiety among parents. ÂItÂs like drinking out of a Â“re hose,ÂŽ said Dr. Tracy Trotter, a Bay Area pediatrician and co-chair of the American Academy of PediatricsÂ Council on Genetics. ÂItÂs going to be something people want to do, and when they get the information, theyÂll wish they didnÂt do it.ÂŽ Parents regularly ask Trotter about their childÂs 23andMe mail-in genetic tests, detailing their projected risks of lactose intolerance or macular degeneration. Other popular services promise to reveal whether your child will be athletic, overweight or go bald at a young age based on your DNA. Interpreting babiesÂ genes could dramatically reshape how people parent and how children grow up. Though the medical community remains doubtful, the dropping costs and availability of genetic Decoding your babyÂs DNAIt can be done Â„ but should it be?By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLALOS ANGELES TIMES TNS PHOTOKara Coltrin, 24, holds up her 6-month-old son, Maverick, during a medical appointment at Rady ChildrenÂs Hospital-San Diego on April 10 in San Diego, California.DNA | 4 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE Â€ PUNTA GORDA Â€ NORTH PORT Â€ ENGLEWOOD Â€ ARCADIA SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM While a loss of visual acuity is often associated with senior citizens, various diseases and conditions of the eye can affect children. The American Academy of Opthalmology says many conditions and diseases can impact a childÂs vision. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to improving a youngsterÂs eye health and helping him or her see and feel better. Learning about certain conditions and how to recognize their accompanying symptoms can help parents ensure kids get the treatment they need. AmblyopiaOften referred to as Âlazy eye,ÂŽ amblyopia may be characterized by reduced vision in an eye that has not received adequate use during early childhood. Amblyopia may result from misalignment of a childÂs eyes or from one eye focusing better than the other. If left untreated, the weaker eye can continue to weaken until it is rendered useless. Sight in the affected eye can be restored if treatment is begun early, says Prevent Blindness America. Glasses, eye exercises or surgery may be prescribed to help Â“x the underlying causes of the condition.AstigmatismAstigmatism is a condition wherein objects viewed at both a distance and close up can appear blurry. Experts say it occurs from the uneven curvature of the cornea or lens, which prevents rays of light from entering the eye and focusing on a single point on the retina, otherwise known as a refractive error. Prescription eyeglasses often Â“x astigmatism. All About Vision also says that refractive surgery may correct astigmatism.Color blindness (color vision deficiency)The main symptom of color blindness is difÂ“culty distinguishing between colors or making mistakes when identifying colors, particularly those shaded red and green. Typically by age Â“ve, children with normal color vision will be able to identify groups of colors, so if a school-aged child is having difÂ“culty or showing disinterest in coloring, he or she may beneÂ“t from a colorblindness test. The National Eye Institute says color blindness is much more common in Eye conditions that can aect childrenPROVIDED BY MCC EYE | 3 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=50538575
Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 President Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant email@example.com 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 email@example.com Deadlines Support group listings are published as space permits. To have your group included, send the information to feelingfit@sun-herald. com. News briefs and announcements must be received by noon on Monday to be included in SundayÂs edition of Feeling Fit. News briefs are published as space permits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-206-1135.Feeling FitThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary recall of several medications that contain the active ingredient valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. ÂThis recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products, the FDA said in a statement. ÂHowever, not all products containing valsartan are being recalled.ÂŽ OfÂ“cials said NDMA is classiÂ“ed as a probable human carcinogen Â„ a substance that could cause cancer. They said that finding findings are based on results from recent laboratory tests. The FDA said the carcinogenÂs presence is Âthought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured.ÂŽ ÂWe have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and weÂve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards. This is why weÂve asked these companies to take immediate action to protect patients,ÂŽ said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDAÂs Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Patients already taking the recalled medications should contact their pharmacist or doctor immediately, the FDA said. To determine whether a specific product has been recalled, patients should look at the drug name and company name on the label of their prescription bottle. If the information is not on the bottle, patients should contact the pharmacy that dispensed the medicine. The speciÂ“c medicines recalled are: Â€ Valsartan, Major Pharmaceuticals. Â€ Valsartan, Solco Healthcare. Â€ Valsartan, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. Â€ Valsartan/ Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), Solco Healthcare. Â€ Valsartan/ Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.FDA recalls heart medication valsartan, citing cancer concernsBy MONIQUE O. MADANMIAMI HERALDAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults Â„ those 65 and older Â„ fall each year. Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. The good news is, falls can be prevented. Improving balance is a good way of helping to accomplish this. Good balance is the result of several body systems working together to help us stand and move comfortably and with control. These systems include the eyes (visual system), the ears (vestibular system) and the network of proprioceptors responsible for providing an awareness of the bodyÂs position in space (proprioception). Proprioceptors (nerve receptors) are found in muscles and the joint-supporting ligaments found throughout the body. The information they receive helps to facilitate balance as we stand and move. Should any of the systems required for balance fail to work properly, balance problems will result. Even when the Âbalance systemsÂŽ are working correctly, a number of conditions and/ or behavior can exist that, over time, help to make good balance impossible. Inactivity and poor diet are examples. Inactivity will, quite often, lead to weight gain, loss of muscle mass (tissue), joint pain and weakness and a decrease in bone strength. These conditions will, ultimately, affect good balance and make falling more likely. OneÂs diet, if it fails to provide the body with the important elements it needs, will Â„ over time Â„ prevent organs and systems from functioning properly. For instance, when calcium is lacking in oneÂs diet, a decrease in the density (compactness and strength) of bones becomes possible. Such a condition, when it exists, is an important contributor to poor balance and, therefore, falling. To assist the public in dealing with this problem, the Cultural Center of Charlotte County will be offering a three-hour Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Workshop. The workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the important principles and strategies basic to effective fall prevention and balance improvement. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. Registration is required. Call 941-625-4175 ext. 223 (The Learning Place) or visit the Cultural Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.Improving balance is a good way of helping to prevent fallsBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY FALL PREVENTION AND BALANCE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPThe Cultural Center of Charlotte County will be offering a three-hour Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Workshop. The workshop will present a comprehensive overview of the important principles and strategies basic to effective fall prevention and balance improvement. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. Registration is require. Call 941-625-4175 ext.223 (The Learning Place) or visit the Cultural Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. FEELING FIT 2 ItÂs important to know who to trust with your familyÂs health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized with the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Â€ 941.629.1181 Â€ FawcettHospital.com adno=50537940 a d no= 54538832 DIABETIC & WOUND CARE CERTIFIED BOARD Dr. Tom Lane DPM, FAPWCA Guardian Angel Foot Care2400 S. McCall Road, Suite FEnglewood, FL 34224 (941) 473-3338 Fax (941) 474-8597
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 27 FEELING FIT 3 The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis. Considered relatively safe and non-addictive by the general public and many doctors, Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin have been prescribed to millions of Americans for decades to calm jittery nerves and promote a good nightÂs sleep. But the number of people taking the sedatives and the average length of time theyÂre taking them have shot up since the 1990s, when doctors also started liberally prescribing opioid painkillers. As a result, some state and federal ofÂ“cials are now warning that excessive prescribing of a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines or ÂbenzosÂŽ is putting more people at risk of dependence on the pills and is exacerbating the fatal overdose toll of painkillers and heroin. Some local governments are beginning to restrict benzo prescriptions. When taken in combination with painkillers or illicit narcotics, benzodiazepines can increase the likelihood of a fatal overdose as much as tenfold, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. On their own, the medications can cause debilitating withdrawal symptoms that last for months or years. Public health ofÂ“cials also warn that people who abruptly stop taking benzodiazepines risk seizures or even death. With heightened public awareness of the nationÂs opioid epidemic, some state and local ofÂ“cials are insisting that these anti-anxiety medications start sharing some of the scrutiny. ÂWe have this whole infrastructure set up now to prevent overprescribing of opioids and address the need for addiction treatment,ÂŽ said Dr. Anna Lembke, a researcher and addiction specialist at Stanford University. ÂWe need to start making benzos part of that.ÂŽ ÂWhat weÂre seeing is just like what happened with opioids in the 1990s,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt really does begin with overprescribing. Liberal therapeutic use of drugs in a medical setting tends to normalize their use. People start to think theyÂre safe and, because they make them feel good, it doesnÂt matter where they get them or how many they use.ÂŽ The number of adults Â“lling a benzodiazepine prescription increased by two-thirds between 1996 and 2013, from 8 million to nearly 14 million, according to a review of market data by Lembke and others in the New England Journal of Medicine. Despite the known dangers of co-prescribing painkillers and anti-anxiety medications, the rate of combined prescriptions nearly doubled between 2001 and 2013. Since then, prescriptions for benzodiazepines may have leveled off or declined slightly, according to recent data from a market research Â“rm that tracks prescription drug sales, the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. At the same time, opioid prescribing has dropped by more than a Â“fth. Still, Lembke said, the level of prescribing is much higher than it was in the mid-1990s and benzo dependence appears to be rising based on her own clinical observations. First marketed in the early 1960s, benzodiazepines have been cyclically abused throughout their history. WhatÂs notable now, Lembke said, is that overuse of benzos is coinciding with overuse of opioids. But a newly formed group of researchers and pharmacologists, the International Task Force on Benzodiazepines, wrote in an editorial that recent negative publicity has made it difÂ“cult for many doctors around the world to prescribe medications they consider essential. Some scientiÂ“c articles Âachieved a common goal that negative propaganda frequently reaches: they aroused suspicion of benzodiazepines and suggested difÂ“culties in using them, while overlooking their beneÂ“ts,ÂŽ the pharmacologists said. (Three of the 17 co-authors reported having consulted for or received support from drug companies.) Psychiatrists, including Lembke, agree that relatively inexpensive benzodiazepines can be effective at relieving acute cases of anxiety and sleeplessness. Physicians agree that benzos should not be used long term to solve psychiatric problems. Research indicates that use of the drugs for more than a few weeks can cause tolerance, including withdrawal symptoms between doses, and physical and psychological dependence. To raise awareness of benzodiazepinesÂ dangers, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and New York City have issued prescribing guidelines that limit the duration of Xanax, Valium and other benzo prescriptions, similar to many state guidelines for opioids. In addition, the Massachusetts Legislature this month passed a wide-ranging opioid bill that included benzodiazepines as a class of restricted drugs. Nationwide, most states require doctors and pharmacists to track opioid prescribing through online databases that monitor patients who receive them and doctors who prescribe them. Benzodiazepines are not included in half of the states, according to an analysis of state laws by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which also supports Stateline. As prescriptions for benzodiazepines have grown since the late 1990s, so have deaths, according to a study at MonteÂ“ore Medical Center in New York. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines quadrupled from 2002 to 2015. New highly potent forms of benzodiazepines that are illicitly traded are also causing overdose deaths, addiction doctors say. Adding to the dangers, the Drug Enforcement Administration has reported that the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl has been found in counterfeit forms of Xanax. Xanax and Valium were involved in more than 30 percent of opioid overdose deaths between 2010 and 2014, far more than cocaine and methamphetamines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In some parts of the country, the prevalence of Xanax in drug overdose autopsy reports was even higher. Xanax for the past several years has been found in more overdose autopsies in Kentucky than any speciÂ“c opioid, according to Dr. Kelly Clark, president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and an addiction doctor who lives in the state. ÂIn fact, community mental health centers in Louisville stopped prescribing Xanax because it is such a common drug of abuse and so dangerous in combination with alcohol and opioids,ÂŽ she said in an interview with Stateline. Researchers and patient advocates argue more needs to be done to educate medical students and inform doctors and patients about the drugsÂ dangers. Dr. Christy Huff, who is in recovery from dependence on Xanax, co-directs the Utahbased Benzodiazepine Information Coalition. The nonproÂ“t advocates for stronger warnings for patients who take Xanax and other benzos, as well as better education for prescribing physicians. ÂOur population of patients is experiencing extremely difÂ“cult withdrawals, and they have neurological injuries because of unsafe prescribing,ÂŽ Huff said. ÂDoctors need to be informed that the medications should be prescribed for no more than two to four weeks. They were always meant to be short term.ÂŽ In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the dangers of combining opioids and benzodiazepines. That prompted many doctors to force patients to choose one drug over the other without warning them about the potential symptoms of withdrawal such as seizures or even death, Huff said. ÂPatients who are on the medications should be given the choice of how and when they are tapered off,ÂŽ she said. ÂToo many doctors are taking people off their prescriptions too rapidly.ÂŽ The benzo task force wrote in its editorial that it was developing research that it hoped would support preserving the drugs as a valuable part of the medical arsenal.These pills could be next US drug epidemic, public health officials sayBy CHRISTINE VESTALSTATELINE.ORG PHOTO PROVIDEDClonazepam (traded as Klonopin), diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) are among the most sold drugs in a class of widely prescribed anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines. Public health ocials warn the pills should be used only in the short term and should never be mixed with opioids or alcohol.males than in females.Pediatric glaucomaThis rare condition, also known as congenital glaucoma, occurs in infants and young children. The Glaucoma Research Foundation says incorrect development of the eyeÂs drainage system before birth leads to increased intraocular pressure, which can damage the optic nerve. Enlarged eyes, corneal cloudiness and sensitivity to light can be symptoms. Medication and surgery are required in most cases.StrabismusStrabismus is a condition of misaligned eyes. It occurs when the eye muscles fail to work together and the eyes turn inward, outward, upward, or downward. By the age of three to four months, an infantÂs eyes should be able to focus and be straight and parallel. Parents should consult an eye care professional if they notice eye alignment problems in their children. Pink eye (conjunctivitis), diabetes-related eye problems and other refractive errors also can occur in children. Routine eye examinations can identify problems and get children the treatment they need. EYEFROM PAGE 1 new statistics and our practical experience, it does seem to be true.ÂŽ The NCI study didnÂt determine the reason for the increase. ACS researcher Rebecca Siegel, who led the study, suggested one explanation might involve the same factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic Â… changes in diet, a sedentary lifestyle, excess weight and low Â“ber consumption. ÂThereÂs no doubt obesity plays a role,ÂŽ said Dr. Rioux. ÂIf we had to design a diet to cause colon cancer, it would be the American diet Â„ high in fat, low in Â“ber.ÂŽ Dr. Rioux said another significant risk for colon and rectal cancer is cigarette smoking, which increases the incidence of many cancers. In colorectal cancer, the carcinogens from cigarette smoke enter the throat and lungs and are transferred to the digestive tract though swallowing phlegm and mucus the smoker coughs up. This material passes though the small intestine very quickly, said the doctor, which explains why small bowel cancer is very rare (less than three percent of all gastrointestinal malignancies, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information). Polyps, the abnormal growths that can lead to cancer, develop when chromosomal damage occurs in the inner lining of the intestines. ÂCarcinogens arenÂt generally exposed to the lining of the small bowel for very long,ÂŽ Dr. Rioux said. ÂColonic motility, on the other hand, is a little slower, so carcinogens are exposed to inner lining for a longer period of time.ÂŽ Dr. Rioux said cancer can be traced to carcinogens and genetic predisposition. The latter refers to an increased likelihood of developing a particular disease based on a personÂs genetic makeup, often inherited from a parent. ÂIf you donÂt have a predisposition, you may not get cancer if youÂre exposed to a mild carcinogen,ÂŽ he said, Âbut if youÂre exposed to a very potent carcinogen, even with great genes, you may get it. If you have a predisposition, it probably doesnÂt take much exposure to a carcinogen to get the disease.ÂŽ Gulf Pointe Surgical Specialists is located at 21260 Olean Blvd., Suite 200, Port Charlotte. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 941-625-4270. (Next week, Dr. Rioux discusses symptoms and screening.) Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@gm ail.com.DANFROM PAGE 1 STOP Living with Hip or Knee Pain!MAKO Robotic SurgeryCall for a consultation with Dr. Ronald Constine941.629.6262 or 941.639.6699www.AdvancedOrthopedicCenter.comOrthopedic Consultants for the Tampa Bay Rays and Team Physicians for the Charlotte Stone Crabs! Center For JointsHelping our community get back to life since 1980!Ronald M. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 Tuesday, July 17, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Â„ Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Â„ Stop the Bleed: What everyone should know to stop bleeding after an injury. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Help given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Learn the best ways to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop the bleed after an injury. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show:s Thursday, July 19, 8 a.m.: Hip Pain Management and Treatment Thursday, July 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Â„ Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the first critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Â„ Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions.($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to noon Â„Â… Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Monday, July 23, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Â„ Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnÂt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. Tuesday, July 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Â„ Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents.com. Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Â„ Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Hea lth Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms Â„ and moms-to-be Â„ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES Is anyone you know over the age of 50 completely free from knee pain? It seems everyone suffers with stiff or painful knees at least occasionally, and research indicates that up to 30 percent of the adult population is living with at least some osteoarthritis, in one or both knees. Until the age of 50, the condition is equally common in men and women, but prevalence in women increases after 50. As the U.S. population ages, and becomes more active later in life, the demand for stronger and healthier knees continues to drive innovation in the medical community. ÂCandidates for knee replacement surgery have traditionally been those suffering from signiÂ“cant pain and limited mobility due to osteoarthritis,ÂŽ says Mark Davis, M.D., board-certiÂ“ed orthopedic surgeon with Bayfront Health Medical Group and educator to thousands of surgeons in the U.S. and Europe on the latest techniques in joint replacement. ÂBut as patients become increasingly active in their Â60s, Â70s and even Â80s, we are continually challenged to develop and provide new and better clinical solutions. Most patients are no longer content with just being able to walk without pain at age 70 Â„ now they demand strong and Â”exible joints that allow them to hike, bike and play tennis.ÂŽ While osteoarthritis can be caused or worsened by injury or inÂ”ammatory conditions, the primary cause of osteoarthritis by far is your genetic makeup. Osteoarthritis is the wearing away of the connective tissue Â„ or cartilage Â„ within a joint. Cartilage prevents one bone from scraping against another, acts as a shock absorber, and allows for smooth and stable movement within the joint. Because the durability of cartilage is a genetic factor, itÂs true that many people end up with osteoarthritis, simply because it runs in the family. Early treatments often consist of weight loss programs, anti-inÂ”ammatory medications, and injection therapies to help supplement the lost cartilage and minimize pain. When these remedies are no longer sufÂ“cient, and the patientÂs quality of life is at risk, knee replacement is often the next step Â„ and is surprisingly common. There are currently more than 700,000 knee replacement surgeries performed each year in the U.S. Statistics suggest that this number will rise to a staggering 3.5 million cases annually by the year 2030. Total vs. Partial Knee Replacement While partial knee replacement surgeries have been around for many years, they used to be reserved for older patients who lived mostly sedentary lifestyles. Now, partial knee replacement is often preferred in younger patients, as their recovery is quicker and with much less pain. ÂIt was originally estimated that about 1 in 20 patients with arthritic knees are eligible for partial knee procedures,ÂŽ says Davis. ÂBut today, that number is much higher, closer to 1 in 5.ÂŽ ÂThere are three compartments of the knee joint, but the inner Â„ or medial Â„ area is the most likely to experience cartilage breakdown,ÂŽ says Davis. ÂWhen arthritis is present in only one of the jointÂs compartments, and it doesnÂt respond to non-surgical treatments, the patient may be a good candidate for partial knee replacement, offering them less pain and recovery time than a full replacement.ÂŽ When deciding on any surgical treatment plan, your surgeon will give consideration to your current health status and complication risks, your lifestyle and its physical demands, and your ability to coordinate the down time and therapy you will need for recovery in post-surgery. You should be fully open with your doctor about these issues, so he or she can identify whether a full or partial knee procedure is the safest and most beneÂ“cial path for you. If you decide to proceed with a partial knee replacement, be sure to ask your surgeon these Â“ve questions: Â€ What kind of prosthesis will you use in my knee and why? Â€ What will my recovery look like and when should I expect to return to my job/family/social activities? Â€ Once my partial knee resurfacing is complete, will I be arthritis free? Â€ What are the long-term expectations for my new joint? What can I expect 5, 10 and 20 years post-surgery? Â€ What are the potential complications of surgery, and what can I do to minimize them? Whether you decide on a full or partial replacement of your knee joint, be sure you have considered and shared with your surgeon all of your concerns, expectations and current medical issues. Millions of people worldwide have found their lives dramatically improved, thanks to joint replacement surgery. If you need to be connected with a qualified orthopedic surgeon, call 941-613-3800 or visit www.BayfrontMedicalGroup.com to be connected with one of Bayfront HealthÂs experienced providers.Is a partial knee replacement right for you?Provided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA HIP AND KNEE PAIN? ASK DR. DAVISWednesday, Aug.8, noon to 1 p.m. Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.FEELING FIT 5 Because older adults have unique healthcare needs, our ER features private rooms with lower, softer beds, soft, warm lighting, seating for the family and more. Hearing assistive devices and service for specialized diets are available. We also coordinate follow-up care with physicians and senior living facility partners. Our goal is to make the entire ER experience more comfortable for you and your loved ones. Choose the ER at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte or Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. 809 E. Marion Avenue Â€ BayfrontCharlotte.com Choose the ER designed with you in mind. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. adno=50538463
Page 30 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 Q: Over the past year, I have developed a number of small brown blotches on my face that darken when IÂm in the sun. The spots lightened a bit over the winter, but IÂm concerned they will darken again this summer. What causes this, and is there a way to avoid it from worsening? I am 25 and otherwise healthy. A: What you are describing sounds like ephelides Â„ also known as freckles. These small areas of extra pigmentation on the skin get darker when they are exposed to sunlight during the summer, and then they tend to fade during the winter. Freckles typically are not a sign of an underlying skin disorder, and they do not require any treatment. Check them from time to time, though. If you notice any changes, such as one of the spots growing larger or developing an irregular border, see a dermatologist to have it checked. Ephelides most often appear tan, brown or red. Unlike some other dark skin patches, such as moles, they are Â”at rather than raised from the skin. Freckles are most common in people with fair skin and in those who have red hair. Freckles generally develop in childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, and they may increase in number and distribution during that time. A hallmark characteristic of freckles is that they get darker when exposed to the sunÂs ultraviolet (UV) light. ThatÂs why they become more noticeable in the summertime and fade throughout the winter months. In some case, freckles may be confused with another type of skin spot known as solar lentigines Â„ sometimes called age spots. The difference is that solar lentigines are actually caused by frequent and prolonged sun exposure over the course of many years. Freckles, on the other hand, are typically a result of genetics. Freckles often fade or disappear with age, while solar lentigines become more common as people get older. You can help keep freckles from getting darker, and reduce the likelihood that more will appear, by taking steps to shield your skin from sunlight, especially during the summer months. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 30 or higher whenever you are outdoors. Wear sunscreen Â„ even if the sun is not shining, as UV light penetrates through clouds and reÂ”ects off water, snow and other surfaces. Apply sunscreen generously and frequently to all areas of exposed skin, particularly after you have been swimming or sweating. To further shield your skin from the sunÂs damaging rays, wear protective gear, such as a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and limit your time outdoors when the sun is strongest during the late morning and early afternoon. Never use a tanning bed. Although freckles are harmless, it is important to keep an eye on skin changes and be familiar with whatÂs normal for your skin. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, so know its signs and symptoms. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, see a dermatologist. In particular, watch for new dark patches appearing on your skin that have not been there before. Notice if a patch of skin changes color; becomes darker in only one area; becomes uneven, jagged or scalloped around the edges; grows larger; or changes in height. If any of that happens, see a dermatologist. If a darker area of skin bleeds, itches or becomes tender, evaluate that promptly, too.All about frecklesFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TNS PHOTOFreckles typically are not a sign of an underlying skin disorder, and they do not require any treatment. Check them from time to time, though. If you notice any changes, see a dermatologist to have it checked.FEELING FIT 6 Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Neuro Challenge for ParkinsonÂs patients and caregiversSt. DavidÂs, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a non-proÂ“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with ParkinsonÂs and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with ParkinsonÂs and their caregivers with A Better Approach to ParkinsonÂs. They will meet in St. DavidÂs Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties Â… there are an estimated 9,000 people with ParkinsonÂs in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941-474-3140 or go to www.neurochallenge. org. Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses Â„ ie: MS; ALS; etc. AlzheimerÂs support groupsThe AlzheimerÂs 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 AlzheimerÂs Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area Â€ 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. Â€ 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area Â€ 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Â€ 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area Â€ 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.AlzheimerÂs Caregiver Support GroupThe AlzheimerÂs Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941426-8349 to register.Ostomy support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50537890
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 31 1 Karen Quintana is keenly aware of how hard it is for companies to Â“nd workers who can handle the government red tape and other complexities of shipping containers of electronics, toys and machine parts in and out of the nationÂs largest port complex in San Pedro Bay. Once companies do Â“nd a qualiÂ“ed applicant, said Quintana, president of L.AÂ.s Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, itÂs not uncommon for them to already have four other offers. At that point, Quintana said, Âthere is a bidding war.ÂŽ As unemployment hits record lows, Southern California employers are increasingly being forced to compete for a dwindling supply of workers. In many cases, theyÂre responding by lifting wages. Others are investing in training or automating functions to make do with fewer workers. It is against that backdrop of a tightening labor market that the minimum wage rises again in the city of Los Angeles and some smaller local municipalities, providing another boost to hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers in retail, healthcare and other industries. Some experts say the growing economy should lessen the chance of companies having to cut hours or lay off workers to afford the latest step increase toward a $15 minimum wage for larger employers in 2020. (Companies with fewer than 26 workers have another year to catch up.) As of Sunday, the minimum wage in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Pasadena is $13.25 for large employers, up from $12. Smaller companies saw a $1.50 increase to $12. Unincorporated areas of L.A. County had the same increases. California is also heading toward $15 an hour, but wonÂt get there until two years after the local municipalities. ÂItÂs a good time to be raising the wages,ÂŽ said Daniel Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable, a local research group, noting many companies are seeing growing proÂ“ts and are already facing pressure to lift pay. Across the United States, there are now more job openings than unemployed people, the Â“rst time thatÂs happened since the government started collecting that data in 2000. And in California, unemployment was 4.2 percent in May, a record low for a survey that began in 1976. L.A. County unemployment clocked in at 4.4 percent. The county rate was slightly lower in November and December 2017; otherwise, thatÂs the lowest since at least 1989. Wage growth had been stubbornly slow during the economic recovery, but there are signs itÂs accelerating. During the Â“rst Â“ve months of this year, average weekly earnings in L.A. County rose an average of 5.8 percent from a year earlier, the highest rate of increase since 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They had been essentially Â”at over the same period in 2016 and 2017. But many employers still resist raising permanent pay levels. Homebuilder consultant Don Neff with LJP Construction Services said many construction companies would Â“nd it tough to turn a reasonable proÂ“t if they raised pay. Instead, theyÂre switching from a bi-monthly pay schedule to a weekly one to keep and attract employees. Some builders are turning to automation, choosing to construct the walls of a house or apartment in a factory. That means big business for Entekra, a company that builds parts of a home its factory just outside Modesto. ÂMy biggest problem at the moment is having to turn away work,ÂŽ Chief Executive Gerard McCaughey said. The Economic Roundtable estimates that about 624,000 workers in Los Angeles will see a pay bump from the latest minimum wage hike. Not all workers are gaining ground. Mar Martinez, organizing coordinator with the Garment Worker Center, said she doesnÂt expect that the workers the group helps in downtown Los Angeles factories will see much of a beneÂ“t. Already, too many employers illegally pay garment workers less than the minimum wage, because major retailers donÂt pay their web of contractors a rate that can support it, she said. Garment pay has Â“rmed in some cases, Martinez said, but she attributes the slight boost to more aggressive enforcement from the California labor commissionerÂs ofÂ“ce. Even as the economy improves, some employers say the minimum wage hikes are squeezing them. In May, restaurateur George Abou-Daoud closed his Hollywood restaurant Farida, which employed about 20 workers and was frequented by middleand uppermiddle class diners who paid an average of $13 for a dish. 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Page 32 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 JOBS 2 At 26, Rariety Monford worries far less about saving for retirement than paying down $60,000 in student loan debt. So her employer has decided to do the saving for her. Abbott Laboratories Tuesday announced a perk designed to ease the Â“nancial squeeze facing employees like Monford who are burdened with heavy student debt that causes them to forgo critical years of saving. The medical-device maker said that U.S. employees who contribute at least 2 percent their salaries to paying off student loans will get a 5 percent 401(k) match from Abbott. ThatÂs the same percentage given to employees who contribute 2 percent to their 401(k)s. The new beneÂ“t will allow employees to accumulate savings in their retirement accounts without committing any of their own money. Helping employees pay student debt has become an increasingly popular, though still rare, beneÂ“t employers are using to attract and retain young talent. More than 60 percent of students who graduate from college in Illinois have student debt, with an average bill of nearly $30,000. Meanwhile, two-thirds of Americans ages 21 to 32 have nothing saved for retirement, according to the National Institute on Retirement Security. Most employers offering student loan repayment assistance make monthly cash payments against an employeeÂs debt to the loan holder. But those payments are taxed, and they donÂt necessarily result in employees putting more money into retirement savings, said Steve Fussell, executive vice president of human resources at Abbott. To more directly help young people build a nest egg, Âwe set about doing this in a way that others werenÂt doing it,ÂŽ Fussell said. The north suburban Chicago company, which employs 29,000 workers in the U.S., hires 1,000 people under 35 each year. Many of them have masterÂs degrees or doctorates and therefore more that typical debt. Younger employees with student debt contribute less to their 401(k)s than those without. Fussell estimated that 2,500 to 3,000 of AbbottÂs employees will use the beneÂ“t, which has no time or contribution limits. Employees who join the company with starting annual pay of $70,000 and take advantage of the program could have $54,000 accumulate in their 401(k) accounts over 10 years without any contributions of their own, the company said. ThatÂs assuming a 6 percent average annual return and yearly merit pay increases of 3 percent. Helping employees build future Â“nancial security Â“ts into AbbottÂs other investments to build a sustainable talent pipeline, Fussell said. ÂThe program does have a cost, but we think the (return on investment) is tremendous,ÂŽ he said. For Monford, an engineer in AbbottÂs professional development program, the new beneÂ“t will give her muchneeded breathing room. ÂI have to think about the here and now, and whatÂs most important is paying off my loans,ÂŽ said Monford, who graduated two years ago with a degree in biomedical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. ÂBut I know that if I donÂt save, IÂm missing out on that time, and time is the most important thing to accumulate savings.ÂŽ Monford commits 14 percent of her salary Â„ about $800 per month Â„ toward her student loans, plus 2 percent to her 401(k). With the new perk, she plans to redirect the 2 percent to more aggressively pay off her loans or help her get through graduate school or maybe sheÂll take a vacation. ÂIt lifts the burden, and IÂm able to pursue what makes me happy,ÂŽ said Monford, who lives in Irving, Texas. Paige Jones, 24, of Evanston, said she plans to use the new beneÂ“t to more quickly pay down the Âconsiderable debtÂŽ she has from graduate school at Northwestern University. Jones, who works as a communications management specialist at Abbott, now puts 5 percent of her salary to pay down student loans and 2 percent into her 401(k). The hit to her paycheck has squeezed other parts of her life, such as limiting where she can live and what kind of apartment and car she can afford. ÂIt really shows that Abbott cares about their employees and the longevity of their employees,ÂŽ said Jones, who lives in Evanston. ÂI deÂ“nitely think it makes me more loyal to the company.ÂŽ The mounting student debt crisis Â„ with outstanding loans nearing $1.5 trillion nationally Â„ has made student-loan assistance a sought-after employer beneÂ“t. American Student Assistance, a nonproÂ“t organization, surveyed 500 workers and found that student loan help ranked third in most important beneÂ“ts, after health insurance and 401(k) and before other perks like professional membership payments and commuter beneÂ“ts. Nearly 90 percent of respondents said they would stay with an employer for Â“ve years if it helped pay off student loans. In another survey, 65 percent of the 827 borrowers polled by student loan marketplace LendEDU said they consider student loan repayment assistance when looking for jobs. Many employers are expressing interest in offering the perk. Chicago-based outplacement Â“rm Challenger, Gray & Christmas surveyed 100 human resources executives last year and found 72 percent planned to offer student loan assistance, though only 14 percent had plans to implement the beneÂ“t soon. The perk remains rare. Just 4 percent of employers offer programs that help employees repay student loans, a share that hasnÂt budged in the past three years, according to the Society for Human Resource ManagementÂs annual survey of about 3,500 human resources professionals, released last week. That doesnÂt surprise Matt Goines, an account executive at Assurance, a Schaumburg-based insurance and beneÂ“ts brokerage. About 75 percent of employers want to hear about student loan assistance, but only two of GoinesÂ clients have implemented programs to offer it, he said. ThatÂs because many employers are trying to manage rising medical costs without affecting existing beneÂ“t levels. Those that do offer student loan repayment, such as consulting firms and staffing companies, tend to have large populations of young employees with fewer health care claims and therefore lower insurance costs, Goines said. He is also seeing social service nonprofits use the perk to combat high turnover. Most employers offering student loan repayment are large corporations, said Liz Supinski, director of data science at the Society for Human Resource Management. Small organizations may have a harder time affording it without a tax deduction for such loan repayments, she said. ÂIf some of the pending federal or state legislation, which proposes employer tax deductions or credits for loan repayment, is passed, I think we will see more uptake of this benefit by smaller employers,ÂŽ Supinski said in an email. Rise Interactive, a Chicago-based digital marketing agency, started offering student loan repayment last year after employee surveys revealed that people didnÂt like the 401(k) plan. When it dug deeper, the company found that the problem wasnÂt the plan but that many of its 200 employees Â„ who at the time were an average age of 28 Â„ couldnÂt afford to participate in it, said Nicole Skaluba, director of employee services. About a quarter of its employees now participate in the loan help program, which contributes $50 a month directly to their loans. Rise coordinates the payments through Peanut Butter, a Chicagobased tech company that manages the relationships with the loan holders so that Rise can avoid the paperwork and stay out of their employeesÂ private loan information, Skaluba said. It remains to be seen if the benefit reduces turnover among young employees, notorious for moving from job to job, Skaluba said. ÂIn the longer term, I think it will bear better fruit on the retention side and the attraction side,ÂŽ Skaluba said. ÂIf they are considering two different companies, it may tip their decisionmaking our way as well.ÂŽ One concern that employers express when considering whether to offer student loan repayment programs is that employees without student loans may feel miffed, said Meera Oliva, chief marketing ofÂ“cer at GradiÂ“, a Boston-based company that helps employers implement student loan repayment programs. But that hasnÂt played out, she said. ÂStudent loan debt is such a huge issue that even people who donÂt have it feel good working at a company that addresses it,ÂŽ she said. GradiÂ“, which launched in 2016 with professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers its Â“rst client, grew to 350 clients by the end of last year, Oliva said. The popular new perk companies are using to attract millennials Employers have wide latitude to set the parameters of their loan help programs. Some offer the perk only to new college graduates or particular departments, and others increase the amount paid over time to entice people to stay, Oliva said. They can decide whether to set monetary caps or pay until students are no longer in debt. Most employers contribute $100 monthly and cap the contribution at $5,000 to $10,000. About 8,000 employees are enrolled in PwCÂs program, which pays $1,200 a year for up to six years, according to the company. The program can reduce participantsÂ loan principal and interest by as much as $10,000 and shorten payoff periods by up to three years, PwC said.As crushing student debt keeps young people from saving, some employers step up to ease the squeezeBy ALEXIA ELEJALDERUIZCHICAGO TRIBUNE SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTO PETSAREGOODFORYOURMENTALANDPHYSICALWELLBEING.Find that special companion in the Classifieds today! adno=50520514
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LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. PA S TA MA C HINE ALL extras pcs exc cond $30, OBO 941-474-1016 ÂS AM O AÂŽ BATH EN S EMBLE New! 8 items. $55 941-276-1881 V A C UUM O reck XL Extras: two new drive belts, 5 collection bags. $45 941-575-7793 W HITE WI C KER DB/DR N S 6 DR HI/BY Mir Lamp Toy Ches $475, OBO 941-408-7535 6035 FURNITURE AIR MATTRESS / Ai r com f ortFoundation King Looks like new. $200, OBO 941-485-0681 ARM CHAIR so lid c h erry arms & legs, comfy coral cushions, A+ $90, OBO 941-743-2656 A RM C HAIR S wivel Rocker, A+, full uphol, mauve pink, 2 avail, ea $100, OBO 941-743-2656 BA SS ET SO FA modern f loral beige/green/mauve, full uphol, xlnt $200, OBO 941-740-0357 MATTRESS & BOX QUEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 BEDR OO M S ET Broyhill, King. G ood condition $100 920-216-1281 C HAIR, White Wicker. G ood condition $30 941-460-9540 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $35 941-257-5500 CO FFEE TABLE + 2 tiered end t ables, solid wood, leather tops, $295, OBO 941-740-0357 COFFEE TABLE M o d ern, ova l 3 tier glass & chrome $50, OBO 941-235-7391 CO FFEE TABLE wicker, glass top, $40 941-661-2667 DINING RM set THOMASVILLE, 15Â TABLE, HUTCH, ROLLINGSERVER, 8 CHAIRSMUST SEE $495, OBO 941-661-4985 DINING ROOM ova l ta bl e 6 chairs walnut no mar finish $80 941-423-1398 DINING ROOM Set w/6 chairs 44x78 expand to 96 6 leather chairs, 4 cream, 2 avacado good to excellent condition $499 941-613-1944 DINING SET Off Whi te, S o lid Wood, 4 chairs, Butterfly leaf. good cond. $60 941-485-5407 DINING SET R attan /Wi c k er 45ÂŽ squared round glass w/4 caster chairs $499 941-445-8046 DININ G TABLE & C HAIR S modern chrome and glass $150, OBO 941-235-7391 FL OO R PLANTER, polished brass, legs, 8.25ÂŽ dia x 8.25ÂŽ high $10 941-575-7793 FREE, CLEANSLEEPER SOFA, INGOODSHAPE; OTTOMAN, WOODTABLE, PATIO SET. MAYBEOTHERSTUFF. 941-249-7070 HUT C H Hand Painted Bamboo Design 6ÂH,14ÂŽD,42ÂŽw,light $75 941-681-2433 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KIN G MATT, B O X S PRIN G MEMORY FOAM TOPPER New in box, $499 941-505-1492 KIT C HEN TABLE and 4 chairs Glass table 4 chairs-Like new $499 941-380-9091 LIVIN G R OO M set Loveseat & matching hid-a-bed sofa good shape, clean, bed never slept on $300 941-475-0228 MATTRE SS Twin. good condition$50 941-257-5500 BED MATTRE SS & B O X $100 941-629-5550 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PICTURE PALMTREE 27x30, white frame, ex. cond $35 941-235-2203 TABLE O a k roun d 4 c h a i rs no mar finish $60 941-423-2397 6035 FURNITURE RECLINERS 2 LEATHER Good cond. $90/ea 941-488-5595 Venice RE C LININ G SO FA Pwr,ctr.con sole. Brown microfiber,like new. $195, OBO 941-235-1833 R OC KER RE C LINER Lazyboyalso have a recliner, nice. each $185 941-580-4460 S ERVER/DRY BAR FL O RID A STYLE BAMBO STYLE HAND Painted $50 941-681-2433 SIDE + PLANT TABLES wroug h t iron & wood, 9 various styles from $20, OBO 941-743-2656 SO AP S T O NE Pedastal Base 24ÂŽ Tall x 9.5ÂŽ Wide $75 941-460-9540 SO FA Q UEEN RE C LINER S Orig 1200.vibration more $395 941-580-4460 SO FA S LEEPER 86 Â O FF White/3Cushions Never Used $150, OBO 941-681-2433 S WIVEL BAR S T OO L S 3 Wrought iron, Brown Vinyl seats $100 941-451-8738 S WIVEL R OC KER w/Footstool, pink upholstery, A+, 2 avail, ea $150, OBO 941-740-0357 TV STAND g l ass bl f rame e x cond $60, OBO 941-474-1016 V ANITY DRE SS ER with Mirror Dark Brown 18ÂŽ W x 32ÂŽ H x 14ÂŽ D $85 941-460-9540 WOO D TRUNK 3 x1 8 x15, blk hinges, antique look $45 941-235-2203 6038 ELECTRONICS TABLET AT & T Trek 7ÂŽscreen w/ screen protector $100 941-626-0266 TELEVI S I O N FREE 26 ÂŽ f la t screen box TV. Works great! $0 941-962-6540 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO TV 14ÂŽ PANA SO NI C WITH VCR, GOOD FOR RVÂS $35941-257-5500 TV CO N SO LE 4 8 ÂŽL, dark wood, glass doors, new $300. $75 941-235-2203 V I S I O TV 1 3 ÂŽ Visio TV 1 3 ÂŽ White Case. Seldom Used. Works Great. $30 941-426-1393 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CO MPUTER BA G Samsonite rolling Leather exce cond $40 941-228-1745 HP LA S ERJET Printer Pro f es sional M1212 Includes: cable, disc, laser cartridge. (no wire less) $39 941-621-4906 KING MATT BOX SPRING MEMORY FOAM PAD,BRAND NEW $499 941-505-1492 LAPT O P Asus 4gb memory win 10 320gb hdd new bat, charger $300 941-626-0266 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 A UDREY HEPBURN C ANVA S Pop Art Breakfast at Tiffanys 22x18 $45 941-493-3851 BEDR OO M S ET Early 1 900 s Oak, Queen, Headbrd, Footbrd, D resser w/attached mirror, Nightstand w/Mirror $500, OBO 941-525-0817 BUYING OLD MONEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 PRE S IDENTIAL CO IN S 1st 1 2 issues P+D & Sacagawea Rolls $35, OBO 941-408-7535 6090 MUSICAL FENDER AFFINITY S trat le ft handed Smooth action grea t tones, $165 941-626-8739 FENDER ELE C T. J O E WAL S H autographed Mex Made wall mount $475 941-408-7535 G AT O R W/ C A S E Hardly used moving $75, OBO 941-575-0690 GUITAR INDIANA S cout s i x string, rarely used. $20, OBO 941-255-5427 G UITAR LTD ELE C TRI C 2 humbucking pickups sounds awesome $225 941-626-8739 GUITARS.....GUITARS...... GUITARS!! Selling Son`s Collection! Call 941-661-6586 IN S TRUMENT S G UITAR S Mandolins, Violins, cases prices vary $300 941-408-7535 PA 2 15ÂŽ JBL EON sp k r, 2Peavey Xr600 heads, stands, cables $499 941-626-8739 PIAN O BALDWIN spinet best offer over $50. $300 941-628-9278 Y AMAHA P-45 digital piano brand new -used once $425, OBO 941-786-1580 6095 MEDICAL 4 WHEEL WALKER w /B as k et Brakes and Seat, NICE $70 941-268-8951 BED S IDE P O TTY Like new very solid-2 to choose from $10 941-445-5619 CAR LIFT f or scooter. El ectr i c. $400 941-249-9354 GO GO TRAVEL SCOO TER, Elite, Excellent Condition. $300941-258-7431 7
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STK#D974 $2850 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit Â… Darsgolfcarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE CLUB CAR PRECEDENT $2995 RECONDITIONED 4 PASSENGER GOLF CART White w/Tan Top Flip Down Rear Seat CROWN BATTERIES $New Yellow Jacket Cables$ Battery Meter Factory Upholstery Head & Taillights Flip Down Windshield Chrome SS wheel caps All New Bushings Fresh Tires, Brakes, Mirror 48 Volt Charger, STK#R7 CALL: 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit Â… Darsgolfcarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE Club Car Precedent $3595 RECONDITIONED 4 Passenger Golf Cart Tan w/Tan Top Flip Down Rear Seat BRAND NEW BATTERIES $New Yellow Jacket Cables$ Battery Meter Factory Upholstery Head & Taillights Flip Down Windshield Chrome SS wheel caps All New Bushings Fresh Tires, Brakes, Mirror 48 Volt Charger, STK#R8 Call: 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit Â… Darsgolfcarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE PASSION PINK Custom Build 2014 Club Car Precedent BRAND NEW BATTERIES Custom Pearl Pink Paint Tuck & Roll Upholstery NEW Yellow Jacket Cables NEW New Bushings NEW Folding Windshield NEW Head and Taillights NEW SS Wheel Covers New Rear Seat AVAIL. New Tires, Mirror Top and Charger STK#1823 $4995 941-769-1431 Delivery Inc. 25 MI. Visit DarsGolfCarts.com NO TEXT PLEASE 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS 3 EXERCISE machines for sale Call 941-629-4361 INVER S I O N TABLE Iron Man, in new condition $80 941-505-1492 6130 SPORTING GOODS 2 GUYS GUN SHOWS JULY 28TH & 29TH Charlotte County Fairgrounds 2333 El Jobean Rd (776) Port Charlotte, FL AUG 11TH & 12TH Robards Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL (4 miles west of I75, Exit 210 Fruitville Rd) Buy-Sell-Trade New-Used FREEParking CWP Classes Avail. Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-4 727-776-3442 www.nextgunshow.com BATTIN G HELMET S O riole & KC size adjustable w tee shirts (L). $5 941-445-5619 BI C Y C LE f emale S chwinn 2 4ÂŽ standard teal & pink $50, OBO 941-235-7391 BL O W G UN AZ O NI new 4 2 ÂŽ $20, OBO 941-426-4151 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 KNEE B O ARD H O Edge Pro w/carry case Very Nice! $125 941-493-3851 RA CQ UETBALL E Q UIP. everything needed $30 941-426-4151 6130 SPORTING GOODS SCUBA GEAR BC regu l ator & 80cf tank. $300 941-629-1148 SC UBA G EAR B C regulator with computer and 80cf tank $400 941-629-1148 6131FIREARMS N O TI C E: S eller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. RUGER LC 9 Pistol $275; MOSSBERG 500 Persuader w / Knoxx Spec ops. stock $450; LEE Single stage reloading press $175, (941)-586-5972 6132FIREARMS ACCESSORIES G UN C A S E C ustom made pine 7 rifle gun case with drawer $125 941-629-1148 6133 HUNTING & FISHING SUPPLIES FISHING POLES Ni ce se l ect i on of poles get out and GO FISH! 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We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 P OO L PUMP one & a hal f h.p. $75 941-764-1948 6160 LAWN & GARDEN C uddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 LAWN M O WER Electric start/22ÂŽcut. Used 3 seasons. $175 941-626-2748 LAWN M O WER John Deere 6.75 hp, electric start, adjustable speed, like new $175 508-954-2338 LAWN M O WER sel f -propelled, 21ÂŽ, 6.5HP, Craftsman $50 941-485-2578 LAWNTRACTOR C ra f tsman 14.5 HP,new drive and mower belt, solenoid,starter,newer battery. Very Good Condition $225 315-269-7008 LAWNM O WER S P TB240 160cc 21ÂŽcut $175, OBO 941-485-0681 MANTI S TILLER cultivator with attachments/edger&lawn dethather $175 941-743-7212 M O WER, C ra f tsmans Electric Start/Self-Propelled/22ÂŽCut $150, OBO 941-681-2433 M O WER, MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30ÂŽ CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 PRE SS URE WA S HER Excell Honda 2700 psi $220, OBO 941-485-0681 PU S H M O WER, CRAFTSMAN22ÂŽ4.5hp $65, OBO 941-485-0681 6160 LAWN & GARDEN RIDIN G LAWN M O WER Lawn Chief 12.5hp 38ÂŽ deck $225, OBO 941-485-0681 RIDING MOWER Toro, New battery & carb. 18hp, 42ÂŽ cut, w / spreader $650 941-218-7905 UTLITY TRAILER 5x 8 14 00 lb capacity ex cond $450, OBO 941-474-1016 6161OUTDOOR LIVING Treemendous Tree, Inc. NURSERYPROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES AVAILABLE!STOP IN TO SEE US MONDAY SATURDAY 9AM-3PM 6068 RUFF ST. NORTH PORTOR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A 6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES DRAIN R OC K 3 /4 approx 1/ 8 yd (2 commercial wheelbarrows worth) $10 941-787-0328 ELE C TRI C DI SCO NNE C T 60 amp 240 volt $20 941-228-1745 SLIDING GLASS d oor tinted,(8Â) 80ÂŽHigh x 96 inches wide, $150 941-685-4559 TILE 1 2 X1 2 BRAND NEW! Good for bathroom, soft Blue & Pink. Make Offer 941-255-0235 TILE R OO F C olor S ealer -tan5 gals.Uniflex Elastomeric $50 941-496-9252 6190 TOOLS/ MACHINERY 2 WHEEL Hand Truck ideal f or moving appliances and large furniture $60 941-474-1776 BUMPIN G D O LLY S (8) plus 3 body hammers BARGAIN 11 pc set only $65 941-474-1776 G ENERAT O R C oleman powermate 6250, on wheeled stand used only once. Comes with GE Room AC 5150 BTUÂs, 3 FiveGallon Gas Cans. All necessary extentions cords. $500 OBO 941-255-5427 HITA C HI 15ÂŽ C H O P saw used runs fine $30 941-426-4151 PLUN G E R O UTER pro porter cable like new $225, OBO 941-426-4151 POWER WASHER e l ectr i c w i t h two nozzles. Good working con dition. $35 941-575-7793 RAM S ET C EILIN G master model L1600 w/case & acc $30, OBO 941-426-4151 T OO L S new and used tools up to $20.00 941-228-1745 W ET VA C UUM Carpet Cleaner Good condition $35 941-460-9540 6195 FARM EQUIPMENT FARM FEN C IN G 66 Â 4x 2 mesh $30, OBO 941-474-1016 LEER TRU C K top Topper f ull size approx 72ÂŽ/100ÂŽ white with clamps $499 941-276-8265 6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPPLIES DE S K, LS HAPED S helving, Storage Cabinet, $150, OBO 941-681-2433 6232 CATS N O TI C E: S tatute 5 8 5.1 9 5 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. RAT S FREAKIN G Y O U O UT ? In your face? Space? I have barncats, rats their specialty! S till have a Siamese, a Calico, a Manx and kittens waiting by the phone. DonÂt leave them hanging waiting for a bed & breakfast. 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Many restaurants are passing the wage hike on to customers by raising menu prices. AbouDaoud said he may have tried. But after factoring in his non-minimum wage employees asking for a raise Â„ something he has seen time and time again after previous increases Â„ he didnÂt think diners would pay enough to cover his increased costs. HeÂs also cut hours at a Hollywood deli he owns. ÂYou can only spend as much as you bring in,ÂŽ said Abou-Daoud, who before the minimum wages increase passed in 2015 campaigned unsuccessfully to let tips count toward the requirement. Various studies have found little change in employment from minimum wage increases. However, one study last year from the University of Washington did suggest that when Seattle increased its minimum to $13, employers there cut hours and jobs for the lowest-paid workers. Dave Smith, an economist at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, is not a fan of minimum wage increases, believing that government subsidies are a more effective way to help low-wage workers. But he doesnÂt expect too many employers to close their doors as a result. ÂWe have a strong economy and there is shortage of workers and upward pressure on those wages,ÂŽ he said. ThatÂs particularly true in the trucking industry, which is battling a worsening driver shortage amid rising demand for consumer goods and just-in-time shipments. Like many companies, KKW Trucking in Pomona has been turning away shipments because it doesnÂt have the drivers to haul goods. In June, the company raised pay 11 percent for the notoriously tough job, which requires nights on the road away from family. KKW updated its online ads with the new pay rate and emailed previous applicants. Chief Financial OfÂ“cer Lynnette Brown said the company did so even though it canÂt recoup costs right away because of its long-term contracts with retailers. ÂWhat is really needed is to raise the wages to the point this type of job is attractive to people,ÂŽ she said. ItÂs only been a couple weeks, but the company is already seeing results. The phone is ringing Âa little bit moreÂŽ and the quality of applicants is signiÂ“cantly improved, Brown said.BIDDINGFROM PAGE 1
Page 40 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 JOBS 10 WASHINGTON (AP) Â„ Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualiÂ“ed skilled workers to Â“ll vacancies. ÂWe need people with training,ÂŽ Trump declared. At an event in the East Room, Trump told corporate leaders and workers that the nationÂs students and workers need more opportunities to attain apprenticeships, vocational opportunities and job training. The president said nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations had agreed to sign a pledge to provide the training for their workforce during the next Â“ve years. ÂCompanies are pouring back into our country Â„ companies that frankly left 10 and 20 years ago Â„ and theyÂre coming back and we need people to work for those companies,ÂŽ Trump said. ÂWe need talented people. We need people with training.ÂŽ The presidentÂs 2016 campaign included a pitch to help the Âforgotten men and womenÂŽ who have suffered amid globalization and a shifting economy. The pledge and an executive order Trump signed creating a national council for U.S. workers and a workforce policy advisory board aim to address the needs of manufacturing workers as the president has engaged in trade disputes that have rattled the economy. The White House said the ÂPledge to AmericaÂs WorkersÂŽ would provide at least 3.8 million new career opportunities for students and workers over the next Â“ve years, including apprenticeships, workbased learning and continuing education. Some of the companies signing the pledge include Apple, Boeing, General Motors, FedEx, The Home Depot, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman and Walmart. Several trade associations also committed to the job training initiative, and Trump welcomed several members of Congress and state and local ofÂ“cials, including Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The administration wants to bring millions of Americans who are not working or searching for work Â„ and therefore arenÂt included in the unemployment rate Â„ back into the job market. More people with jobs would accelerate economic growth and could help the White House achieve its goal of sustained growth of 3 percent or higher. The additional workers could also help Â“ll 6.6 million open jobs, a near-record high and more than the number of unemployed workers. Yet a lack of skills is just one reason some Americans have given up the job search. Economic research has found that opioid addiction and related health problems have sidelined millions of Americans. Most labor economists agree that there are plenty of middle-skill jobs that donÂt require a college degree but do need post-high school education or training. These include jobs in advanced manufacturing, where workers on factory Â”oors increasingly deal with software and robotics. Many health care jobs such as radiology and physical therapy are growing and donÂt require college degrees. The same is true for marketing and sales jobs in banking and insurance Â“rms. The aging population and retirement of baby boomers is also a challenge. The proportion of Americans ages 25 to 54 who are working or looking for work has risen steadily in the past three years. But that increase has largely been offset by retirements, leaving the overall percentage of Americans in the workforce stuck at about 63 percent. Trump made a big push last year into promoting apprenticeships as a form of job training, but he declined to commit signiÂ“cant funding, and the results of his initiative have yet to deliver on his promises. For the former reality television star, the discussion about apprenticeships was irresistible. ÂThatÂs an interesting word for me to be saying, right? ÂThe Apprentice.Â I never actually put that together until just now. That was a good experience, I will tell you that,ÂŽ Trump said to laughter. ÂI canÂt get away from that word. ItÂs a great word!ÂŽTrump promotes job training as employers search for workersBy KEN THOMAS and CHRISTOPHER RUGABERASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump pauses while speaking before signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Deciding to leave a job is seldom an easy decision. However, itÂs a more common decision than many people may know, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the average worker holds 10 different jobs before age 40. People change jobs for a variety of reasons. Some do so because of better opportunities elsewhere, while others simply need a change. Regardless of whatÂs motivating a job change, leaving a place of employment can elicit various emotions, including some that may contribute to negative thoughts about a current employer. But itÂs always best to leave a job gracefully, which can pay dividends down the road. The following are seven strategies people can employ as they leave their jobs to ensure those exits go as smoothly as possible. 1. Watch out for social media. ItÂs best to keep resignation plans to yourself and off of social media. You never know who is reading your posts, and bad-mouthing a soon-to-be-former employer can lead to hurt feelings and poor references. Resist the urge to rant about whatÂs making you unhappy at work or brag about a new position to your social network. 2. Play by the rules. Your employer may have a plan in place for how the company prefers resignations to be handled. The standard twoto three-weekÂs notice is a guideline. Visit with human resources if you need more information, such as whether or not a resignation letter or other documentation is required. 3. Speak with your manager Â“rst ItÂs respectful for your immediate manager or supervisor to learn of your departure Â“rst. This gives him or her ample time to put a plan in place to Â“ll your position. The more notice you can give, the more goodwill youÂre building on your way out the door. Schedule a meeting for this purpose; do not make it an informal chat by the water cooler. Resist the urge to quit via email or text. Resigning requires face-to-face communication. Present a concise letter of resignation as well. DonÂt call out colleagues or air your grievances in the letter. 4. Announce your departure. Work collectively with your manager and other higher-ups to decide how to best handle the announcement to other employees. 5. Train your replacement and prepare Â“nal assignments. Volunteer to train or assist with getting your replacement set up. If you have any outstanding projects or documents, be sure to tie up any loose ends before leaving. Leave behind instructions or a guidebook if you think it will help your replacement perform their duties more effectively. 6. Keep the momentum. It can be tempting to phone it in as you near departure day, but this is inadvisable. Do your job to the best of your ability up until you say your goodbyes. 7. Pack on your own time. Cause as little disruption as possible by packing belongings before or after ofÂ“ce hours. Respect the working environment, recognizing that your coworkers still need to get their jobs done. Quitting a job can be full of mixed emotions. Just be sure to time it correctly and leave in as positive a way as possible to maintain a strong professional network.Seven steps in how to leave a current job gracefullyMETRO CREATIVE SERVICES SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTO Moving can be a considerable undertaking. While working professionals who are single or married with no children may Â“nd it easier to move than men and women with families, itÂs fair to say that anyone who is moving in the near future has some signiÂ“cant work ahead of them. In its Job Relocation Survey, the moving company Allied Van Lines found that people move for a variety of reasons. Fifty percent of the 3,500 respondents indicated they relocated for career advancement or money, and many more indicated they relocated because of a job transfer (12 percent), their companies moved (9 percent) and to be closer to family/relationships (8 percent). Regardless of whatÂs motivating men and women to relocate, and whether or not theyÂre relocating on their own or uprooting their families, various strategies can make a forthcoming move go more smoothly.Inquire about relocation assistanceThe Allied survey found that 63 percent of companies offered relocation packages. ThatÂs a considerable perk, as moving can be expensive, especially for adults moving to different parts of the country. Asking about relocation expenses before being offered a job can be tricky, but some companies may mention such packages in their job ads or in their initial meetings with out-of-town candidates. Ask what relocation packages cover Relocation packages vary from company to company. The Allied Survey found that 54 percent of companies that offered such packages covered moving expenses, while 21 percent gave new hires a lump sum of money to use as they deemed necessary. One in Â“ve companies even sponsored trips to search for homes. Adults who are offered relocation packages should get the speciÂ“cs so they can start creating moving budgets.Emphasize organization Much of the stress associated with relocating can be traced to the logistics of uprooting oneself and oneÂs family. Men and women who are unaccustomed to making lists may want to start, as doing so can help keep track of all the tasks that need to be completed before hitting the road. Various unique tasks, from canceling utilities to changing insurance policies, must be completed before moving, and itÂs easy to lose track of whatÂs been done and what hasnÂt. Maintaining a to-do list and checking off tasks as theyÂre completed can simplify the relocation process.Rent your first homeThe Allied survey found that 31 percent of respondents indicated the most challenging part of relocating for a job was Â“nding a home, while 29 percent felt acclimating to their new community was the most challenging aspect of their relocation. Adults who rent their Â“rst homes upon relocating can remove some of the pressure to Â“nd the perfect home, knowing full well their Â“rst home in their new community will be temporary. If possible, rent in a location that makes it easy to immerse yourself in your new community, which should make the adjustment easier. In addition, place items that are unnecessary for day-to-day life in storage. Having some of your possessions already packed should make your next move less stressful. Relocating for a job can be exciting and stressful. But there are ways to make moving go smoothly. How to manage relocating for a new jobMETRO CREATIVE SERVICES SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTO Need that hard-to-find item? Find it in the Classifieds.
The News Wire Sunday, July 22, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoesSee page 8 BRANSON, Mo. Â„ÂGrab the baby!ÂŽ Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of ColemanÂs family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock Lake near Branson, Coleman said. When the Indianapolis woman came up for air, she was alone. She prayed. ÂI said, ÂLord, please, let me get to my babies,ÂŽ she told reporters from her wheelchair Saturday in the lobby of a hospital where sheÂs recovering after swallowing lake water. ÂÂ... If they donÂt make it, Lord, take me too. I donÂt need to be here.ÂÂŽ Coleman recalled spotting the rescue boat and managed to reach it, Âsomehow.ÂŽ Earlier, from her hospital bed, she recounted to television station KOLR her sisterin-lawÂs last words. ColemanÂs husband and three children, ages 9, 7, and 1; her 45-year-old sister-in-law and 2-year-old nephew; her motherin-law and father-in-law and her husbandÂs uncle all died Thursday night in the deadliest accident of its kind in nearly two decades. Others killed included a Missouri couple who had just celebrated a birthday; another Missouri couple on what was planned as their last extended vacation; an Illinois woman who died while saving her granddaughterÂs life; an Arkansas father and son; and a retired pastor who was the boatÂs operator. None of the 31 passengers on board were wearing a life jacket, according to an incident report released Saturday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. State and federal investigators were trying to determine what sent the vessel, originally built for military use in World War II, to its demise. An initial assessment blamed thunderstorms and winds that approached hurricane strength, but it wasnÂt clear why the amphibious vehicle even ventured into the water. Coleman said the crew told passengers they were going into the water Â“rst, before the landbased part of their tour, because of the incoming storm. The area had been under a severe thunderstorm watch for hours and a severe thunderstorm warning for more than 30 minutes before the boat sank. Suzanne Smagala with Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said it was the companyÂs only accident in more than 40 years of operation. The company hasnÂt commented Survivor says life vests not worn on boat that capsizedBy MARGARET STAFFORDASSOCIATED PRESSPARIS (AP) Â„ French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel MacronÂs former top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May. Alexandre BenallaÂs involvement in the beating and questions about the governmentÂs handling of the affair is turning into MacronÂs biggest political crisis since he took ofÂ“ce last year. The presidential Elysee Palace Â“red bodyguard Benalla a day before police raided his home Saturday morning in the Parisian suburb of IssyLes-Moulineaux, according to the Paris prosecutorÂs ofÂ“ce. Benalla was identiÂ“ed earlier this week by the Le Monde newspaper for beating a young protester during May Day protests while wearing a police helmet. He and a second man are facing potential charges and are in police custody until Sunday. Regular parliamentary work has been paralyzed for two days with questions about why it took 21Â‡2 months to inform judicial ofÂ“cials and why Benalla stayed in his post during that time. Questions over whether there was an ofÂ“cial cover-up of his actions have also been raised, and whether Elysee employees have a measure of impunity not granted to others. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will face questions from parliament next week to see if the government failed to properly discipline Benalla. Despite his ofÂ“cial change to a desk job, Benalla was seen this month on the ground with police at several high-proÂ“le events, including the return home Monday of FranceÂs soccer World Cupwinning team, an event attended by hundreds of thousands. The belated referral of the issue to judicial authorities and what was widely viewed as insufÂ“cient action at the time by the Elysee Palace has triggered a Â“restorm from the opposition. Macron has continued to keep a low proÂ“le and has, thus far, not spoken about the events.French investigators raid home of MacronÂs ex-bodyguard BOAT | 4BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Â„ Donald Trump said Saturday he Â“nds it ÂinconceivableÂŽ that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy modelÂs account of having an affair with Trump. The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized earlier this year by federal authorities from Michael Cohen, the longtime Trump Â“xer. In a tweet, Trump called such taping Âtotally unheard of & perhaps illegal.ÂŽ He also asserted, without elaborating, in post: ÂThe good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!ÂŽ Cohen had made a practice of recording conversations, unbeknownst to those he was speaking with. Most states, including New York, allow for recordings of conversations with only the consent of one party; other states require all parties to agree to a recording or have mixed laws on the matter. It was not immediately clear where Trump and Cohen were located at the time of the call. CohenÂs recording adds to questions about whether Trump tried to quash damaging stories before the election. TrumpÂs campaign had said it knew nothing about any payment to ex-centerfold Karen McDougal. Transparency groups and Democrats have argued that the secret efforts to silence Trump accusers, including a payment to adult Â“lm actress Stormy Daniels, should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission as potential violations of campaign Â“nance laws, which require disclosure of campaign expenditures. TrumpÂs attorneys have argued that any payments to accusers would have been made regardless of his presidential candidacy, and that no violation occurred. The recording could also further entangle the president in a criminal investigation that for months has targeted Cohen. The erstwhile Trump loyalist has hired a new attorney, Clinton White House veteran Lanny Davis, and disassociated himself from the president as both remain under investigation. Cohen has not been charged with a crime. Current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the payment was never made and the brief recording shows Trump did nothing wrong. ÂThe transaction that Michael is talking about on the tape never took place, but whatÂs important is: If it did take place, the president said it has to be done correctly and it has to be done by checkÂŽ to keep a proper record of it, Giuliani said. Davis said Âany attempt at spin cannot change what is on the tape.ÂŽ ÂWhen the recording is heard, it will not hurt Mr. Cohen,ÂŽ Davis said in a statement. The recording was Â“rst reported Friday by The New York Times. The FBI raided CohenÂs ofÂ“ce, home and hotel room in April, searching in part for information about payments to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, who received a $130,000 payment from Cohen before the election to keep quiet about a sexual relationship she says she had with Trump. The FBI investigation is separate from special counsel Robert ASPEN, Colo. Â„ China is waging a Âquiet kind of cold warÂŽ against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesnÂt want to go to war, he said, but the current communist government, under President Xi Jingping, is subtly working on multiple fronts to undermine the U.S. in ways that are different than the more well-publicized activities being employed by Russia. ÂI would argue ... that what theyÂre waging against us is fundamentally a cold war Â„ a cold war not like we saw during THE Cold War (between the U.S. and the Soviet Union) but a cold war by deÂ“nition,ÂŽ Michael Collins, deputy assistant director of the CIAÂs East Asia mission center, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Rising U.S.-China tension goes beyond the trade dispute playing out in a tariff tit-for-tat between the two nations. There is concern over ChinaÂs pervasive efforts to steal business secrets and details about high-tech research being conducted in the U.S. The Chinese military is expanding and being modernized and the U.S., as well as other nations, have complained about ChinaÂs construction of military outposts on islands in the South China Sea. ÂI would argue that itÂs the Crimea of the East,ÂŽ Collins said, referring to RussiaÂs brash annexation of UkraineÂs Crimean Peninsula, which was condemned throughout the West. CollinsÂ comments track warnings about ChinaÂs rising inÂ”uence issued by others who spoke earlier this week at the security conference. The alarm bells come at a time when Washington needs ChinaÂs help in ending its nuclear standoff with North Korea.Trump finds it ÂinconceivableÂ lawyer would tape a clientCIA: China waging Âquiet kind of cold warÂ against USBy ZEKE MILLERASSOCIATED PRESSBy DEB RIECHMANNASSOCIATED PRESSTAPE | 4 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Wednesday April 26, 2017 le photo, Emmanuel Macron, right, is anked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left background in northern France. AP PHOTOSA duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo. Friday. The amphibious vehicle is similar to one of the companyÂs boats that capsized the day before on Table Rock Lake resulting in 17 deaths.CHINA | 4 Duck boat accident survivor Tia Coleman is comforted by her sister Leeta Bigbee after speaking to the media at Cox Medical Center Branson Saturday in Branson, Mo. Coleman lost nine family members in the accident Thursday on Table Rock Lake which left over a dozen people dead.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in the area Some clouds with a t-stormHIGH 88 LOW 8145% chance of rain 60% chance of rainA couple of showers and a thunderstorm87 / 7660% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly cloudy, a t-storm or two; humid86 / 7760% chance of rain TUESDAYA couple of showers and a thunderstorm89 / 7760% chance of rain WEDNESDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon91 / 7645% chance of rain FRIDAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7755% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 2 7 7 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 560-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE9495101989693Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.54ÂŽ Month to date 6.82ÂŽ Normal month to date 5.75ÂŽ Year to date 33.35ÂŽ Normal year to date 26.71ÂŽ Record 1.48ÂŽ (2016) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.07ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 6.92ÂŽ Normal month to date 4.96ÂŽ Year to date 21.01ÂŽ Normal year to date 25.70ÂŽ Record 1.48ÂŽ (1985) High/Low 89/79 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (2014) Record Low 70 (1998) High/Low 87/76 High/Low 90/82 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 99 (2010) Record Low 66 (1978)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. 6.82 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 33.35 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 91 78 t 90 75 t Bradenton 90 82 t 88 78 t Clearwater 89 81 t 86 78 t Coral Springs 92 78 t 91 77 t Daytona Beach 91 75 t 88 72 t Fort Lauderdale 90 79 t 90 80 t Fort Myers 88 79 pc 88 78 t Gainesville 88 76 t 89 75 t Jacksonville 89 74 t 89 75 t Key Largo 89 80 pc 88 80 t Key West 92 82 pc 92 84 t Lakeland 88 77 t 86 74 t Melbourne 93 80 t 91 78 t Miami 89 76 t 90 77 t Naples 89 82 pc 90 81 t Ocala 87 74 t 87 73 t Okeechobee 90 77 t 88 74 t Orlando 89 77 t 86 75 t Panama City 90 76 t 90 76 t Pensacola 94 75 pc 93 72 t Pompano Beach 92 78 t 92 79 t St. Augustine 89 75 t 87 74 t St. Petersburg 88 76 t 86 76 t Sarasota 88 79 pc 87 75 t Tallahassee 90 73 t 90 73 t Tampa 89 79 t 87 78 t Vero Beach 93 76 t 91 75 t West Palm Beach 91 75 t 89 77 t Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 1:05a 5:14a 11:37a 7:50p Mon. 2:30a 6:02a 12:22p 8:41p Today 10:14a 3:30a --6:06p Mon. 1:07a 4:18a 10:59a 6:57p Today 9:21a 1:52a --4:55p Mon. 12:18a 2:37a 10:04a 5:40p Today 1:37a 5:43a 12:09p 8:19p Mon. 3:02a 6:31a 12:54p 9:10p Today 8:29a 2:09a 11:22p 4:45p Mon. 9:14a 2:57a --5:36p W 6-12 2-4 Light W 10-20 3-5 ModerateFt. Myers 88/79 part cldy all day Punta Gorda 90/81 part cldy all day Sarasota 88/79 part cldy all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 New Aug 11 First Aug 18 Today 4:18 p.m. 2:45 a.m. Monday 5:11 p.m. 3:26 a.m. Today 6:47 a.m. 8:22 p.m. Monday 6:48 a.m. 8:22 p.m. Today 2:13a 8:25a 2:37p 8:48p Mon. 2:55a 9:07a 3:19p 9:30p Tue. 3:37a 9:49a 4:01p 10:13p Monterrey 101/70 Chihuahua 99/70 Los Angeles 85/68 Washington 81/76 New York 82/73 Miami 89/76 Atlanta 87/69 Detroit 78/63 Houston 102/79 Kansas City 86/64 Chicago 78/65 Minneapolis 83/66 El Paso 105/79 Denver 94/62 Billings 83/58 San Francisco 75/58 Seattle 86/60 Toronto 70/64 Montreal 82/72 Winnipeg 79/58 Ottawa 77/68 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: 07/22/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 99 73 s 95 68 pc Anchorage 68 56 pc 67 57 c Atlanta 87 69 t 84 71 t Baltimore 80 70 t 83 71 t Billings 83 58 pc 86 60 pc Birmingham 89 69 s 86 70 sh Boise 94 63 s 99 66 pc Boston 78 73 r 82 73 c Buffalo 75 67 r 86 72 t Burlington, VT 84 72 r 88 74 t Charleston, WV 76 63 t 83 67 t Charlotte 87 70 t 85 72 t Chicago 78 65 sh 83 67 s Cincinnati 76 67 sh 79 68 t Cleveland 77 66 c 80 70 t Columbia, SC 90 73 t 88 74 t Columbus, OH 76 67 t 82 70 t Concord, NH 78 68 r 81 65 t Dallas 108 82 s 104 79 pc Denver 94 62 t 81 60 t Des Moines 83 65 s 83 63 pc Detroit 78 63 c 82 67 pc Duluth 73 55 pc 79 58 t Fairbanks 84 60 pc 83 58 pc Fargo 80 63 t 80 57 s Hartford 83 70 r 82 68 t Helena 84 52 s 88 56 s Honolulu 88 77 sh 89 77 sh Houston 102 79 pc 102 79 pc Indianapolis 79 64 sh 81 66 c Jackson, MS 95 70 pc 92 69 s Kansas City 86 64 s 86 67 pc Knoxville 79 65 t 83 67 sh Las Vegas 105 87 s 109 90 s Los Angeles 85 68 pc 92 70 s Louisville 78 68 sh 81 68 t Memphis 89 69 s 88 70 pc Milwaukee 75 65 pc 82 67 s Minneapolis 83 66 pc 83 65 pc Montgomery 93 71 s 89 70 t Nashville 81 69 t 82 69 t New Orleans 98 82 pc 94 79 t New York City 82 73 t 82 74 t Norfolk, VA 87 74 t 85 76 t Oklahoma City 97 70 pc 91 68 pc Omaha 86 64 s 84 64 pc Philadelphia 83 73 t 83 73 t Phoenix 110 91 pc 114 93 s Pittsburgh 78 67 t 84 70 t Portland, ME 73 66 r 77 65 t Portland, OR 94 62 s 96 62 s Providence 79 71 c 81 70 c Raleigh 87 72 t 83 72 t Salt Lake City 91 70 pc 94 72 pc St. Louis 83 67 pc 86 68 pc San Antonio 103 77 s 105 78 pc San Diego 79 69 pc 80 70 pc San Francisco 75 58 pc 72 57 pc Seattle 86 60 s 90 60 s Washington, DC 81 76 t 83 77 t Amsterdam 77 59 pc 80 63 pc Baghdad 109 82 s 109 87 s Beijing 92 76 t 91 77 pc Berlin 84 63 pc 83 63 pc Buenos Aires 56 34 pc 51 32 s Cairo 98 79 s 100 79 s Calgary 72 47 pc 68 47 pc Cancun 90 75 s 92 75 s Dublin 74 59 c 72 53 sh Edmonton 69 46 sh 66 45 sh Halifax 73 65 r 74 65 c Kiev 76 63 t 77 64 t London 80 65 pc 86 63 pc Madrid 91 65 s 96 67 s Mexico City 77 55 pc 80 55 pc Montreal 82 72 sh 89 74 sh Ottawa 77 68 r 86 70 sh Paris 83 62 pc 86 65 pc Regina 75 52 t 74 50 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 69 r 81 68 pc Rome 85 69 pc 83 70 t St. JohnÂs 76 61 sh 77 58 c San Juan 87 76 pc 88 78 pc Sydney 63 43 s 67 50 s Tokyo 96 83 pc 95 83 pc Toronto 70 64 r 82 72 pc Vancouver 78 57 s 79 61 s Winnipeg 79 58 t 76 55 sHigh ............. 107 at Wichita Falls, TXLow ................... 32 at Meacham, OR(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85On July 22, 1918, one lightning strike killed 504 sheep in Wasatch National Park, Utah. Q: An aurora gives off 1,000, 1 million or 1 trillion watts of energy?A: 1 trillion watts. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 88/81 90/78 88/78 88/78 90/77 90/77 89/78 90/77 89/78 89/79 90/82 88/82 88/82 88/79 89/80 90/81 88/79 88/80 88/80 89/77 90/78 89/78 90/78 88/76 89/78 89/83 88/82 89/82 88/79 90/81 89/82 88/77 88/79 89/81 87/82 88/80 88/81 89/81 Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally Man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear 3 prison officers resign after colleague killedNEW YORK (AP) Â„ Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York told a crowd at the OZY Fest that sheÂll be tweeting in coming days, helping to organize transportation for immigrants trying to reunite with their families after crossing the U.S. border illegally and being separated. She was interviewed by Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson Collective, a nonproÂ“t ATLANTA (AP) Â„ Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian KempÂs bid for governor. The event is being held in Macon on Saturday afternoon. It comes just three days before KempÂs runoff against fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Tuesday. PenceÂs visit was quickly set after President Donald Trump waded into the race Wednesday, tweeting his Âfull and total endorsementÂŽ for Kemp. Trump pointed to KempÂs strong position on illegal immigration and support for gun rights. Cagle had a number of campaign stops in northern Georgia planned for Saturday. He ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Â„ Minnesota prison ofÂ“cials say three correctional ofÂ“cers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues. OfÂ“cials say OfÂ“cer Joseph Gomm was attacked Wednesday at the stateÂs Â”agship prison in Stillwater by an inmate serving time for homicide. Authorities havenÂt released details about the assault. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections tells the Star Tribune that three ofÂ“cers later resigned, but that the reasons for their resignations wonÂt be made | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONpublic. They worked at either the Stillwater prison or a facility in Oak Park Heights. GommÂs relatives said in a statement that they were devastated Âby the senseless and tragic loss.ÂŽ They also thanked GrommÂs colleagues and others offering support. More than 1,600 inmates are housed at the century-old Stillwater prison. About a third of the prisoners are serving time for homicide. stepped outside. The state Game and Fish Department says conservation ofÂ“cers went to the manÂs Cloudcroft home Friday after his wife drove him to an Alamogordo hospital for treatment of injuries that included arm puncture wounds and leg scratches. According to the department, the man acknowledged feeding cracked corn to wildlife and that multiple bears routinely entered the residence. OfÂ“cers found pet food bowls near the house, bear prints on windows and scratch marks on the porch. Department Director Alexandra Sandoval says itÂs good that the man will recover quickly from his injuries but feeding wildlife Âis never an acceptable practice.ÂŽ advocate of liberal causes that organized the two-day festival that was to conclude Sunday. The subject was the Âpolitics of the moment.ÂŽ Clinton also addressed this weekÂs burning topic: President Donald TrumpÂs encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid special counsel Robert MuellerÂs warning that Russian intelligence services have active Âinterference operationsÂŽ in U.S. politics. ÂItÂs really distressing and alarming,ÂŽ Clinton said. ÂIt should concern every American of any political party because this was a direct attack on our democracy.ÂŽ Other guests at the festival included comedians Michelle Wolf and Hasan Minhaj; the band Passion Pit; rapper Common; authors Malcolm Gladwell and Salman Rushdie. was scheduled to make stops in Cleveland and Hiawassee. MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) Â„ A California forest Â“re just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more Â“reÂ“ghters were injured while battling the Â”ames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada. The Ferguson Â“re was churning northward within Sierra National Forest, sending up smoke that obscured valley views in the park. Yosemite remained open, but one of its scenic routes, Glacier Point Road, was closed to stage Â“reÂ“ghters. Crews were getting a break from light winds but were contending with rugged terrain and sweltering temperatures, said Deputy Chief Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. ÂThe vegetation is so dry out there, and itÂs so hot. This Â“re will continue to grow,ÂŽ he said. Flames have charred about 42 square miles of timber. Two Â“reÂ“ghters, who were hospitalized Friday after suffering back injuries, have since been released and were expected to fully recover, said Â“re spokesman Rich Eagan. A total of four Â“reÂ“ghters have been injured since the blaze broke out July 13. A bulldozer operator was killed the day after the Â“re started while trying to stop its spread. More than 2,800 Â“reÂ“ghters aided by a Â”eet of aircraft were battling the Â“re, but only 7 percent of its perimeter was contained. Several areas were under mandatory evacuation orders. Residents of other communities were advised to be ready to leave if necessary, but no homes had been damaged or destroyed. WildÂ“res burned or smoldered elsewhere in the state, including east of Los Angeles near the Riverside County city of Corona. Most evacuations ordered at the height of the Â“re Thursday afternoon were lifted that night, but Â“reÂ“ghters had extensive work to do to complete a containment line around the 250-acre burn scar.2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite AP PHOTOIn this July 16, le photo, the Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif. HONOLULU (AP) Â„ A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police ofÂ“cer was killed during a shootout with ofÂ“cers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an ofÂ“cer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving conÂ“rmation from the police chief. The ofÂ“cer was taken to Hilo Medical Center, Okabe said. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim told the AP in a phone interview that the ofÂ“cer will survive. A woman who was with Waiki was also shot and wounded during the shooting at the extreme southern end of the Big Island, police spokesman Alan Richmond said. Her condition was not immediately known.Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police AP PHOTOThis undated le photo provided by the Hawaii County Police Department shows Ocer Bronson Kaliloa. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 ALPOACTASIFTHEDANCE MARCMRSLATERIDESOUT IMITOUTSTANDINGBILLS NICOLDOONADDERALL ONEPAGERADOREDIG RADICALMOVEMENTSOTTO ABYSSMENTHEOIL PIGGYSAINTECONOMY CANOEBRIGASHCAKE ASTATAICHISWEETTALK STELLARCLASSIFICATION KILLERBEEPODUNKIMRE CLIFBARTELEMEADE SCENTEDGADOTJARTS SICSONOFAWHEEL NOTARSOLIDFOUNDATION RASNIGERSTILETTO EPICPOEMASHEASHEN SMASHINGPUMPKINSSELF AMSTEREOTAPINTOELLA DATALOSSAVENGEDSPOTANSWERS to crosswordPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Â„ In a country where more women die before, during and after childbirth than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, poor women in Haiti with high-risk pregnancies now have one less option for lifesaving care. The Geneva-based medical charity, Doctors Without Borders Â„ known as MSF, its French abbreviation Â„ has closed its free, round-the-clock maternity hospital in HaitiÂs capital. The facility, called CRUO, an acronym for its French name, was opened after HaitiÂs catastrophic 2010 earthquake. It admitted its last expectant mother last Sunday Â„ three months ahead of its scheduled closing. ÂIt was a temporary structure that has a life span that already has been surpassed, and requires signiÂ“cant investments to turn it into a permanent, more long-term structure,ÂŽ Michelle Chouinard, MSFÂs head of mission, said about the prefabricated structure that was built from shipping containers. ÂItÂs not MSFÂs role to remain indeÂ“nitely.ÂŽ The hospital closing is the Â“rst of two for MSF. The organization opened them after many of HaitiÂs health care facilities collapsed in the earthquake, and a deadly cholera epidemic hit 10 months later. The charityÂs 122-bed trauma hospital in Tabarre, which receives a large number of head trauma cases and broken bones related to the countryÂs motorcycle culture, is scheduled to close permanently in June 2019. But other medical facilities run by the charity will remain open. ÂPeople are saying MSF is leaving. MSF is not leaving,ÂŽ Chouinard said. She said the groupÂs 40-bed severe-burn center, 24-hour sexual violence center, 24-hour emergency clinic in a Port-au-Prince slum and a facility in Porta-Piment, which was opened after 2016Âs Hurricane Matthew in southern Haiti, will all remain. With the number of conÂ”icts and other humanitarian crises increasing around the world, demands are up for the charityÂs emergency medical aid, Chouinard said. Also, the situation in Haiti is not the same as it was in 2010, when the charity was in the midst of handing over some projects to the government when earthquake forced it to put plans on hold, she said. ÂMSF does have standards of care for our patients,ÂŽ she said, noting that running the maternity hospital, which admitted an average of 500 patients a day last year, is expensive. In Haiti, that has meant not only providing life-saving care to women with complicated pregnancies and babies with low birth weights, but also being on the front lines of the cholera epidemic. At choleraÂs height, MSF was often the Â“rst to dispatch emergency response teams to far-Â”ung reaches of the country affected by the deadly water-borne disease. In 2016, when a strike crippled the countryÂs public hospitals, the Tabarre facility was the only respite for those unable to afford private care. That year, it treated 15,228 patients in the emergency room and performed 8,088 surgeries. Despite the care, MSF has not been immune from criticism in Haiti, where nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, are often accused of undermining the government because of their ability to provide services free and pay top dollar for staff. That has led to a complicated Â„ and sometimes contentious Â„ relationship between governments and NGOs. It is especially so in Haiti where this year President Jovenel Moise, after a sexual misconduct scandal involving the staff of British charity Oxfam, singled out Doctors Without Borders. In an interview with Reuters, Moise called for an investigation of the medical charity saying Âit had to repatriate about 17 people for misconduct which was not explained.ÂŽ A Doctors Without Borders spokesman at the time said it was unclear what Moise was referring to. Chouinard, in an interview with the Miami Herald after the presidentÂs comment, said MSF takes allegations of abuse and harassment Âvery seriously,ÂŽ and over the years has developed policies to address such situations, but declined to address the allegations directly. Haitian leaders have long been harsh critics of NGOs, while also enjoying the comfort of knowing that they fulÂ“ll a need. But critics say the reliance on NGOs weakens governments, which often donÂt consider the fact that funding often runs out and programs go away. In the case of Haiti, the end of MSFÂs 12-year investment in battling HaitiÂs childbirth crisis, and the eventual closing of the trauma hospital, couldnÂt have come at a worse time. The country currently doesnÂt have a functioning government after the resignation of its prime minister and his Cabinet after this monthÂs riots over fuel prices. The new government, when it is formed, will have to Â“gure out how to absorb MSFÂs services and costs while addressing HaitiÂs dysfunctional health care system. Chouinard and others say MSF had long warned Haitian health ministry ofÂ“cials that the maternity and trauma hospitals were temporary. Dr. Claude Surena, former president of the Haitian Medical Association, who was part of the Health MinistryÂs team that led HaitiÂs response after the earthquake said closing the maternity hospital, which treated pregnant women with eclampsia and pre-eclampsia and was the only health facility that specialized in expectant mothers with cholera, will have a big impact. The Health Ministry, he said, will have to Â“nd a way to gradually absorb such cases and improve health care delivery. According to the World Bank, Haiti spends less on health care per capita than its closest neighbors. The Dominican Republic spends $180 per capita; Cuba, $781; and the Latin American and Caribbean region overall, $336. Haiti spends just $13. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also Â“ve and three times, respectively, higher than the regional average, the bank said in a report it published last year while calling on HaitiÂs government to increase health care spending. With 359 deaths for every 100,000 pregnancies, according to the World Health OrganizationÂs 2015 statistics, ÂHaiti remains the country in the Western Hemisphere with the highest maternal mortality,ÂŽ Chouinard said.Doctors Without Borders closes the first of two hospitals in HaitiBy JACQUELINE CHARLESMIAMI HERALD HAVANA Â„ Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from RaulÂs Castro government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform. CubaÂs national assembly was also considering a proposed reform of its 1976 constitution that would reshape its government, courts and economy, creating the position of prime minister alongside the president, although it would maintain the Communist Party as the sole political force in the country. Among the ministers kept in place in Diaz-CanelÂs Council of Ministers were three historic vice presidents: revolutionary commanders Ramiro Valdes, Ricardo Cabrisas and Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro. Foreign Minster Bruno Rodriguez, Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca and Finance Minister Lina Peraza will also remain in their posts. The main change was the absence of economic reforms minister Marino Murillo who had accompanied Raul Castro for a decade while he implemented modest openings to private enterprise in the socialist economy. Diaz-Canel replaced Castro in April. Cuban officials say the old constitution does not reflect changes made in Cuba in recent years. The new charter would create new recognitions of the free market and private property in Cuban society, and create a new presumption of innocence in the justice system. The proposed reform is also expected to be approved in a later national referendum. The new constitution will maintain rights such as religious freedom but will also make explicit the principle of nondiscrimination due to gender identity.Cuba approves new leaderÂs Cabinet with old facesBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSEgypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75 percent IranÂs top leader endorses warning over oil supplies Japanese Princess begins visit to BrazilÂs biggest city Train in Greece hits, kills 2 migrants near Turkish border Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuseCAIRO (AP) Â„ Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the countryÂs economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising. The governmentÂs decision, published in the ofÂ“cial gazette on Saturday, should come into effect starting August. It sets the price for gas consumption of up to 30 cubic meters to 0.175 Egyptian pounds up from 0.100 pounds per cubic meter, an increase of 75 percent. Meanwhile, gas consumption between 30-60 cubic meters went up by 42.8 percent, from 0.175 Egyptian pounds to 0.250 pounds per cubic meter. Consumption of over 60 cubic meters was upped by 33.3 percent, from 0.225 pounds to 0.300 pounds per cubic meter. The move is likely to further fan the Â”ames of popular discontent, especially among poor and middle-class Egyptians who have borne the brunt of the governmentÂs economic reform program. In recent months, Egypt introduced its latest wave of price hikes for fuel, drinking water and electricity. It also raised the price of new cellular phone lines and monthly cellular phone bills. Charges for issuing passports and car licenses also went up steeply. The austerity policies are part of measures taken to meet demands by the International Monetary Fund for a $12 billion bailout loan to support the governmentÂs reform plan. Egypt secured the three-year loan in 2016. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the reforms, he implemented after he took ofÂ“ce in 2014, have put Egypt on Âthe right trackÂŽ and that they will spur economic growth by over seven percent in the coming years. He urged Egyptians to be patient with the reforms, which the government says should start beneÂ“ting citizens within two years. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Â„ IranÂs top leader has endorsed a warning made earlier by the countryÂs president over Mideast oil supplies. State TV reported Saturday that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meeting with Iranian diplomats, praised the remarks by Hassan Rouhani and called them Âa policy and SAO PAULO (AP) Â„ JapanÂs Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the Â“rst Japanese immigrants to Latin AmericaÂs biggest country. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. An estimated 1.9 million Japanese or their descendants live in Brazil, most of them in Sao Paulo, South AmericaÂs largest city. Shortly after her Saturday arrival, Princess Mako toured the Japan Festival, a three-day event showcasing Japanese cuisine, culture and products. She also planned to visit the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers at the cityÂs Ibirapuera Park and the nearby Japanese Pavilion. Earlier in the week, she visited Rio de JaneiroÂs Christ the Redeemer statue and Botanical Gardens. In all Princess Mako will visit 13 Brazilian cities. ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece (AP) Â„ Greek police say two migrants have been killed in northeastern Greece, hit by the same local train in two separate incidents. Police in the city of Alexandroupolis say the train on the AlexandroupolisOrmenio line runs parallel to the Greek-Turkish border a few miles to the east. It hit two people walking on the tracks at ISLAMABAD (AP) Â„ A court convicted a former lawmaker and candidate for the national assembly Saturday giving him a life sentence for the misuse of a controlled substance he obtained for his pharmaceutical company. Hanif Abbasi, a leader of the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-N, was immediately arrested following the hearing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi after Judge Mohammad Akram Khan announced the verdict in late session. Abbasi, the two-time lawmaker who is contesting the upcoming election from Rawalpindi, was accused of misusing 500kg of ephedrine, which he obtained for his company, GrayÂs Pharmaceuticals, in 2010. The Anti-Narcotics Force had registered a case against Abbasi and his accomplices in June 2012. ANF ofÂ“cials claimed the substance was sold to narcotics smugglers who used it to make drugs for partying. Earlier in the day, an independent candidate for parliament shot himself to death after his sons disagreed with his politics. OfÂ“cer Ishfaq Khan said that Mohammad Ahmed Mughal was running for ofÂ“ce in both the national and provincial assemblies from the central city of Faisalabad. He said Mughal faced opposition at home as his sons supported candidates from the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League for both seats. Under PakistanÂs election laws, both elections in which Mughal was a candidate will be postponed and the process will start again after the regular July 25 elections. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD12:50 am Saturday, shortly after its departure from Alexandroupolis. Police say one was killed and the other seriously injured. Migrants crossing into Greece from Turkey often use rail tracks to walk along at night. The train driver reported the incident and was delayed. Only minutes after resuming its journey, at 2:20 am, the train fatally hit a third person. The victimsÂ identities or nationalities were not known. AP PHOTOJapanÂs Princess Mako visits the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday.attitude by the system.ÂŽ Khamenei, who has Â“nal say on all state matters, did not elaborate. Earlier in July, Rouhani said that if IranÂs crude oil exports were threatened, the rest of the Middle EastÂs would be as well. Rouhani did not elaborate, but Iran long has asserted it could shut down the Strait of Hormuz that a third of all oil traded by sea passes through. The U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May and said it wanted allies to stop buying Iranian crude entirely. HANIF ABBASI WORLD NEWS
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year. Today in history On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, a self-described Âmilitant nationalist,ÂŽ massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nationÂs worst violence since World War II. On this date In 1587 an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1916 10 people were killed when a suitcase bomb went off during San FranciscoÂs Preparedness Day parade. In 1934 bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside ChicagoÂs Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie ÂManhattan Melodrama.ÂŽ In 1942 the Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard. In 1946 the militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people. In 1991 police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer ended up being beaten to death by a fellow prison inmate). Five years ago: Frenzied crowds of Roman Catholics in Rio de Janeiro mobbed the car carrying Pope Francis as he returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit. TodayÂs birthdays Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 90. Author Tom Robbins is 86. Actress Louise Fletcher is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 81. Actor Terence Stamp is 80. Game show host Alex Trebek is 78. Singer George Clinton is 77. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 75. Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison R-Texas, is 75. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 72. Actor Danny Glover is 72. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 65. Actor Willem Dafoe is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 57. Actor John Leguizamo is 54. Actor-comedian David Spade is 54. Actor Colin Ferguson is 46. Actor/singer Jaime Camil is 45. Retired NFL player Keyshawn Johnson is 46. Actress Selena Gomez is 26. BritainÂs Prince George of Cambridge is five. Bible verse ÂBecause thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.ÂŽ Â„ Revelation 3:17. Material wealth is not necessarily a sign of GodÂs approval or blessing. In fact, it can sometimes stand between us and the Lord. Think it over. BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Â„ Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they werenÂt expecting: a 4-foot-long alligator. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reports officers in the city of Batavia were checking out the inside of the building on Monday for anyone in distress when they found the gator in a make-shift aquarium. Officers notified the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which sent an environmental conservation officer to the scene. The reptile was handed over to the DEC officer. The agency is now investigating. State environmental conservation laws prohibit the sale or ownership of alligators and other dangerous animals in New York.ODD NEWS Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in buildingDear Mr. Berko: Malls and shopping centers have fallen signiÂ“cantly in value. I want the names of six mall REITs selling below book value and six mall REITs that have comeback potential. Then tell me why you like them. And I want all of them to yield over 15 percent. IÂll invest $10,000 in each. Â„ LL, Detroit Dear LL: Things were so much less complicated when the world was Â”at! Real estate investment trusts have trailed the S&P 500 by 45 percent in the past three years, including dividends. Put another way, the price component of the S&P 500 has gained 42 percent in that time frame, while REIT prices have declined by 3 percent. Since March, REITs have underperformed the S&P 500 by 9 percent. ThatÂs not good! Many of todayÂs equity REITs are seriously undervalued, because they trade at 7 to 16 percent discounts or more to the market value of their portfolios. Some regional mall REITs trade at 30 to 65 percent discounts to net asset value. So if those REITs sold all their properties at todayÂs value and paid off their mortgages, the shareholders would receive between 30 and 65 percent more than what they paid for the stock. For example, if you paid $10 for a REIT trading at a 40 percent discount to NAV and management liquidated its properties, youÂd get your $10 back plus a 40 percent premium. Therefore, some of the huge discounts in regional mall REITs may be an opportunity for super-speculators who can jump over tall buildings and land on their feet. One REIT IÂm comfortable recommending as a wild-hair speculation is CBL Properties, once one of the darlings of Wall Street. CBL traded at a record high of $48 in January 2007 and then traded at a record low of $2.60 in March 2009. Today CBL trades at $5.98, which is 27 cents below the companyÂs $6.25 book value. CBL owns, manages, acquires, develops and leases regional shopping malls, open-air and mixed-use centers, and ofÂ“ce properties. CBL owns 119 properties located in 27 states (mainly in the Southeast and Midwest), comprising 74 million square feet, and manages 6 million square feet of shopping centers for third parties. And after paying salaries for 560 employees from its Chattanooga headquarters, management seems to have enough dollars remaining to pay an 80-cent dividend, which yields 18.8 percent. CBL Â“nished 2017 with $4.2 billion in declining debt and $5.7 billion in declining total assets. IÂm also comfortable recommending Washington Prime Group as a REIT that should be able to rise from the ashes in the coming 18 months. The name sounds like a classy steakhouse in D.C. Washington Prime (WPG$8) is Â“tting for speculators who chew Juicy Fruit, use Wildroot cream oil and buy Old Spice and Mum deodorant. It came public at $17.50 in February 2015, but itÂs been mostly downhill since, reaching an all-time low price of $5.60 in February of this year. However, itÂs comforting to know that Louis Conforti, WPGÂs CEO, bought 70,000 shares at $8.50 a share between April and May of 2017 and 28,000 shares at $6.49 in March. WPG owns, develops and manages 122 shopping centers in the U.S., comprising 65 million square feet. WPG also owns various land parcels that can be used for new centers or expansion of existing properties. And after paying salaries of its 710 employees from its Columbus headquarters, management had enough left over to pay a $1 dividend, which yields 16.8 percent. Last year, WPG actually earned 98 cents a share and posted a record amount of funds from operations Â„ $2.04 a share. Over 91 percent of WPGÂs 186 million shares are institutionally owned, and wonder of wonders, Standard & PoorÂs has posted a Âstrong buyÂŽ recommendation on WPG. Total assets exceed debt by $1.7 billion, and the dividend may even be safe. Hold WPG for a couple of years and you may more than double your money. Both of these REITs Â„ and others that are having tough times Â„ could be acquired by a competitor. Meanwhile, ask your stockbroker for his REIT recommendations. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.REIT recommendations complex Malcolm Berko MuellerÂs probe of election interference in 2016 and potential obstruction of justice by those in the presidentÂs orbit. Referring to that raid, Trump called it Âinconceivable that the government would break into a lawyerÂs ofÂ“ce (early in the morning) Â„ almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client.ÂŽ In past comments Trump has also referred to the court-ordered seizure as a Âbreak-in,ÂŽ though Cohen has been more sanguine, saying the FBI agents were courteous and respectful. A self-described Â“xer for Trump for more than a decade, Cohen said last year he would Âtake a bulletÂŽ for Trump. But he told ABC News in an interview broadcast this month that he now puts Âfamily and country Â“rstÂŽ and wonÂt let anyone paint him as Âa villain of this story.ÂŽ On Twitter, he scrubbed mentions and photos of Trump from a proÂ“le that previously identiÂ“ed him as ÂPersonal attorney to President Donald J. Trump.ÂŽTAPEFROM PAGE 1 on ColemanÂs account of the tour, which usually begins with a tour of downtown Branson, known for its country shows and entertainment, before the vessel enters the lake for a short ride on the water. Company President Jim Pattison Jr. said the boat captain had 16 years of experience, and the business monitors weather. Twenty-nine passengers and two crew members were aboard. Fourteen people survived, including two adults who remained hospitalized Saturday. Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew were the only two of the 11 members of her family who boarded the boat to make it out alive. Another survivor was 12-year-old Alicia Dennison, of Illinois, who says her grandmother, 64-year-old Leslie Dennison, saved her from drowning. AliciaÂs father, Todd Dennison, told the Kansas City Star that his daughter recalled feeling her grandmother below her, pushing her upward after the boat capsized. Another young survivor was 14-year-old Loren Smith of Osceola, Arkansas. She suffered a concussion, but her father, 53-year-old retired math teacher Steve Smith, and her 15-yearold brother, Lance, died. Others killed included 65-year-old William Bright and his 63-yearold wife, Janice. The couple had recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and had talked about Branson being one of their last big trips, recalled neighbor Barbara Beck. The couple moved to Higginsville from Kansas City, Missouri, three years earlier to be closer to a daughter and grandchildren and quickly embraced small-town life. William BrightÂs Â“nal public Facebook posting noted the wedding anniversary and how happy he was with his wife, three kids and 16 grandchildren. Life, he wrote, had Âbeen a lot of fun.ÂŽ Another Missouri couple killed in the accident were 69-year-old William Asher and 68-year-old Rosemarie Hamann. The St. Louis-area couple had been celebrating HammanÂs birthday earlier in the week. In a Â“nal Facebook photo posted by Hamann, heÂs sticking his tongue out and sheÂs smiling. ÂI can only imagine what they were going through. They were so in love. ItÂs just heartbreaking,ÂŽ said friend Russ McKay, who said he talked to Hamann the day before the accident. McCay says Hamann told him the couple had just gone on a paddle boat and were planning to go again. He doesnÂt know why they chose the duck boat instead. Chance also brought the Colemans aboard the doomed vessel. Tia Coleman said her family initially lined up for the wrong tour so they had to switch out their tickets for the 6:30 p.m. ride. She says the crew showed passengers where the life jackets were but said they wouldnÂt need them. The companyÂs website had been taken down by Saturday, save for a statement that its operations would remain shuttered to support the investigation and allow time for families and the community to grieve. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and U.S. Coast Guard were hoping a video recorder recovered from the boat would help provide some explanation on why it sank. NTSB member Earl Weener winds were 2 mph short of hurricane force at the time. While the boatÂs driver on water, 51-year-old Kenneth McKee, survived; its driver on land, 73-year-old Bob Williams, did not. Branson Mayor Karen Best said Williams was a Âgreat ambassadorÂŽ for the city. WilliamsÂ family in Rhode Island, where heÂd lived for decades before retiring to Branson, remembered him as a deeply religious man who founded a local church. ÂPastor Bob was a prince of a man, loving, kind, and generous, whose loss to our family is incalculable,ÂŽ said WilliamsÂ son-in-law, Bishop Jeffery Williams, who now leads KingÂs Cathedral in Providence.BOATFROM PAGE 1On Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China, from a counterintelligence perspective, represents the broadest and most signiÂ“cant threat America faces. He said the FBI has economic espionage investigations in all 50 states that can be traced back to China. ÂThe volume of it. The pervasiveness of it. The signiÂ“cance of it is something that I think this country cannot underestimate,ÂŽ Wray said. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats also warned of rising Chinese aggression. In particular, he said, the U.S. must stand strong against ChinaÂs effort to steal business secrets and academic research. Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and PaciÂ“c affairs, said increasing the publicÂs awareness about the activities of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese students or groups at U.S. universities could be one way to help mitigate potential damage. Marcel Lettre, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said China has the second-largest defense budget in the world, the largest standing army of ground forces, the third-largest air force and a navy of 300 ships and more than 60 submarines. Lettre said China also is pursuing advances in cyber, artiÂ“cial intelligence, engineering and technology, counter-space, anti-satellite capabilities and hypersonic glide weapons. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told a congressional committee earlier this year that China is developing long-range cruise missiles Â„ some capable of reaching supersonic speeds. ÂThe Pentagon has noted that the Chinese have already pursued a test program that has had 20 times more tests than the U.S. has,ÂŽ Lettre said. Franklin Miller, former senior director for defense policy and arms control at the National Security Council, said ChinaÂs weapons developments are emphasizing the need to have a dialogue with Beijing.CHINAFROM PAGE 1 President Donald Trump has an abysmal attendance record when it comes to intelligence brieÂ“ngs. Over the course of his Â“rst year-and-a-half in ofÂ“ce, Trump has had a habit of skipping daily intelligence brieÂ“ngs, according to his public schedule. The meetings provide presidents with a chance to confer with intelligence ofÂ“cials about threats and other international developments. Trump attended the meeting Thursday, for only the second time this month. The presidentÂs aversion to interacting with his intelligence ofÂ“cials comes as little surprise, given his public rebuke of the U.S. intelligence community assessment of Russian election meddling and previous reports about his disdain for enduring detailed discussions. A Daily News analysis of TrumpÂs schedule shows that he rarely meets with intelligence ofÂ“cials to review their assessments. The president attended 121 such brieÂ“ngs during his Â“rst 545 days in the White House, putting his attendance rate at only 22 percent. That statistic was reached using the same methodology used by the Government Accountability Institute Â„ a right-wing group founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon Â„ to criticize President Barack Obama in a 2013 report. During his Â“rst 1,225 days in ofÂ“ce, Obama attended 536 daily intelligence meetings Â„ an attendance record of 43.8 percent, according to the group. The group did not respond to requests for comment about whether they would analyze or highlight TrumpÂs attendance record. Trump was one of ObamaÂs biggest critics when it came to intelligence brieÂ“ngs. He said in September 2014 that Obama Âdoes not read his intelligence brieÂ“ngsÂŽ and mocked him as Âtoo busy I guess!ÂŽ Trump ofÂ“cials defended the presidentÂs responsiveness to intelligence. ÂThe president receives daily updates and regular brieÂ“ngs from his national security team,ÂŽ a spokesperson for the National Security Council said. However, TrumpÂs team has been forced to take a unique approach to the tradition, presenting the president with graphs, charts, and maps, and limiting information to bullet points, ofÂ“cials said. ÂHe likes it orally,ÂŽ Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday during a discussion about Trump at the Aspen Security Forum. ÂHe likes examples. We use models. We use charts. We use a number of things.ÂŽ The number of daily brieÂ“ngs on TrumpÂs public schedule have nosedived in recent months, with only 31 listed from March through June compared with 56 over the comparable period during his Â“rst year in the White House.Schedule shows poor attendance at intelligence briefingsBy DENIS SLATTERYNEW YORK DAILY NEWSFROM PAGE ONE
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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 4 by Myles Mellor 1. AHSM ERZJMA DHLSMK Z JTWM VJXMA VZQK ERTPR EZA PZJJMK URM ÂHXL DZWHLTUM HPMZQ HLPZ-AULZ.ÂŽ 2. H KHIIX IAHEB NHU IFHXLU YHV NBHVDAEO: ÂA CBEÂD HFYHXV IFHX AE DTEL, NTD YKLE A CB ADÂV CTUAEO H ULVD!ÂŽ 3. RQYVK NYQG E JYSEO PXEKKCPEX HCEBCKO NQYGSV OICK EVEJS: ÂOIS ASKO HXEZSYK EYS EXREZK QB OIS ASBPI!ÂŽ 4. GENDN RZN QZMIRIXB JKDN JMZTD OZMW R WHDKLKRY: ÂJENY LZMDDKYV GEN ZMRT BMH VMGGR L DERZQ MZ BMH VMKYV GM I OXRG!ÂŽ 1. Some whales formed a live blues band which was called the ÂOur Favorite Ocean Orca-stra.ÂŽ 2. A happy piano bar player was boasting: ÂI donÂt always play in tune, but when I do itÂs during a rest!ÂŽ 3. Words from a great classical pianist formed this adage: ÂThe best players are always on the bench!ÂŽ 4. These are probably wise words from a musician: ÂWhen crossing the road you gotta C sharp or you going to B flat!ÂŽ CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Competition is usually bad for close relationships, as you want to lift, not outshine, the ones you love. However, sometimes the competition brings out the best in everyone, as is the case today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Boredom is a necessary part of life Â„ and one that keeps you questing forward to discover new horizons. ItÂs not about whether you can nd something better. ItÂs just that you want to see it all and have all of the experiences. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your discomfort may be telling you to stop an activity, or it may be an essential thing to push through in order for you to grow. So which is it? YouÂll have to back up and look at the big picture to tell. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It can be fun to hang around people who do the social equivalent of spinning in circles and the emotional equivalent of bumping into things for excitement. ItÂs also tiring, though. Today youÂll denitely need a break from the drama. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It felt as if you were in a trap, and you wanted desperately to be released from the emotional heaviness of a situation. And now you will be, but not because someone else had the key; you will be freed by your own understanding. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People owe you, itÂs true, but if they canÂt pay, what does it matter? Even thinking about it is a waste of time. Your best bet is to take the lesson and move on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You canÂt know ever y thin g about ever y thin g but as y ou g o dee p er into a chosen topic of interest, youÂll nd that the principles apply to other areas as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The choice to be kind often happens before you ever leave the house. When you set this as your intention, everything that happens out in the world reects your approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You really donÂt think with just your brain; rather, you think with your whole body, and every move you make aects your thoughts. Exercise will revive your outlook. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). ItÂs within human nature to care for others while being mindful that someday others will care for you. ItÂs superhuman to care for others out of pure love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). ItÂs scary to go forward blindly, knowing that possibly youÂll only understand an experience when you look back on it. But if you donÂt go foolishly forward, there will be nothing to look back on at all. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Envy and peace of mind cannot coexist. There are unfair things afoot that youÂre having trouble letting go of. Try putting them aside for a while, in the name of peace, and maybe youÂll forget to pick them back up. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (July 22). YouÂre healthy, gorgeous and ush. Seeing as 90 percent of what youÂve worried about in the past hasnÂt happened, it could be argued that worry is unnecessary (or that worry actually works!). You decide, but so much is going right for you in the next 12 months that a worry-free year ahead is yours if you choose to take it. Virgo and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 1, 11 and 17.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: ÂCharlotteÂŽ and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town for a long weekend. Beyond this annual get-together, we never chat on the phone, and communication is pretty much limited to social media. I have known CharlotteÂs (now) husband for 16 years as well, and never cared for him. When they became engaged, none of our friends thought she would actually marry him. He seems to get worse every time I see him, and it has reached the point that I can barely stand to be in the same room with him. Unfortunately, CharlotteÂs kids take after their dad. They are spoiled, nasty, mean children and a bad inuence on my young son. Charlotte and her family were in town for their annual visit recently. Afterward I told my husband I didnÂt enjoy it and dread the next one. CharlotteÂs husband has now suggested they tag along on our next family vacation! Abby, it would ruin our trip. I donÂt want to go on vacation if they come with us. Charlotte is still as sweet and lovely as ever, but I do not want to see her husband or children again. What should I do? Â„ HANGING ON FOR NOW DEAR HANGING ON: Ignore the ÂsuggestionÂŽ CharlotteÂs husband made. Because the two of you talk so infrequently, the subject may not come up again. A solution to your problem might be as simple as suggesting to Charlotte that the two of you have a ÂgirlsÂ weekendÂŽ together rather than a family vacation. Then cross your ngers that sheÂs receptive. DEAR ABBY: Men know that when shaking another manÂs hand, the grip should be rm. A rm handshake is polite and Â„ letÂs be honest Â„ a point of masculine pride. But when I shake a womanÂs hand, IÂm never sure what kind of grip to use When IÂm shaking a womanÂs hand, I use a grip that is less rm than I would use with a man. Is this sexist? Sometimes I worry that even my lighter-than-normal grip is too rm, especially if she is older. On the other hand, IÂm embarrassed if her grip is rm and mine is not. Sometimes I need to adjust my grip midway through the handshake to match the womanÂs, but then I feel silly doing it. Can you oer any guidance? Â„ HANDING IT OFF IN TENNESSEE DEAR HANDING: IÂll try. The rst thing to remember is that a handshake is not a litmus test for masculinity Â„ at least not with women. While a limp handshake from either sex is a turno, one that is too strong can be painful Â„ particularly if the ngers being squeezed happen to have rings on them. It isnÂt silly to oer a lady a ÂmediumÂŽ handshake, and adjust the rmness if she has a rm grip. ItÂs sensible, not sexist.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order ÂHow to Have a Lovely Wedding.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Heloise: I have ants scampering all over my kitchen. How can I get rid of them without using a commercial product? Â„ Mary from Connecticut Dear Mary: HereÂs how to solve this annoying pest problem and to prevent ants from nding your kitchen a tasty place to hang out in the future. Ants are seeking good things to eat, and they love sugary food. HereÂs one way to get rid of them Â„ sprinkle 1 part boric acid powder with 20 parts of sugar wherever you see them or along their trails. But donÂt let pets or small children come into contact with the powder. The easy way to banish ants from countertops is to wipe up the areas with a damp paper towel and put it in a garbage can outside. Then clean the area with hot, soapy water to eliminate the scent trail that the ants follow. Ants wonÂt be attracted to your kitchen if you keep it as clean as possible. Do not leave food out on the counter, and wash kitchen oors to remove crumbs or spills. Follow this motto: No food, no ants! Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Most of us have bitten into some kind of food thatÂs really spicy hot on the tongue, such as curry or jalapeo. The inside of your mouth feels like itÂs burning. The logical choice might be to rush for a glass of water, but donÂt do it because the water will spread the heat. Instead, soothe your mouth with a bite of ice cream, yogurt or a cucumber. DonÂt have any of these on hand? Then try a piece of chocolate or bread. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: We always need more space in our luggage, so it makes sense to pack more eciently. When you put shoes into your bag, place them sole to sole with the heel of one shoe touching the toe of the other. Roll up socks and underwear and pack them in the shoes. Lay clothes at in a plastic dry-cleaning bag, and then roll it up. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just opened several boxes of books that I had stored in my attic and the books have a musty odor. What can I do to get rid of this? Â„ Suzanne from Pennsylvania Dear Suzanne: If the books were in the attic for a long time, a musty smell is likely to occur. But you can restore your books with a bit of time and eort. To remove this smell, air out the books by fanning the pages with your ngers. Do this several times. Then take them outside and let them sit in the sun for a while. However, donÂt put old or rare books in the sun. If they still have an odor, sprinkle baking soda over the pages and let it remain on them for several days. Then carefully brush it o the pages. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Microber cloths have become indispensable cleaning tools in our homes. When you buy a new package of them, take out several and put them under the front seat of your car. They will come in handy to wipe up a spill and to get rid of dirt and grit from the dashboard, steering wheel and any other surfaces that may need a fast dusting. This will be particularly helpful when you are on a vacation trip with the family. Â„ HeloiseWomanÂs husband and children wear out welcome in annual visitDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Â„ U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mnuchin said he canÂt comment on why the U.S. president made the comments but he doesnÂt think they were a mistake. Mnuchin said heÂs talked to Trump and Âhis intention is not to in any way put pressure on the Fed,ÂŽ referring to the U.S. central bank. On Friday morning, Trump for a second day criticized the Federal Reserve, breaking with a long-standing tradition at the White House of avoiding any inÂ”uence, real or perceived, on the independence of the U.S. central bank. In a tweet, he said: ÂChina, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day Â„ taking away our big competitive edge.ÂŽ Trump added, referring to the FedÂs rate increases: ÂThe United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. ÂŽ Last month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. Its rate hikes are meant to prevent the economy from overheating and igniting high inÂ”ation. But rate increases also make borrowing costlier for households and companies and can weaken the pace of growth. TrumpÂs tweet on Friday followed more extensive criticism he made of the FedÂs rate hikes in an interview with CNBC in which he said, ÂI donÂt like all of this work that weÂre putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.ÂŽTreasury Secretary: Trump not threatening FedÂs independenceBy VICTOR CAIVANOASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) Â„ President Donald TrumpÂs choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge. Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist, his service in the executive branch, education, society memberships and more. Running 110 pages, plus appendices, his response released Saturday is an opening look at a long paper trail that lawmakers will consider as they decide whether to conÂ“rm him. The high court appointment could shift the court rightward for years to come. A longtime Â“gure in the Washington establishment, Kavanaugh acknowledged in the questionnaire that he had joined clubs that he said once had discriminatory membership policies. ÂYears before I became a member of the Congressional Country Club and the Chevy Chase Club, it is my understanding that those clubs, like most similar clubs around the country, may have excluded members on discriminatory bases that should not have been acceptable to people then and would not be acceptable now,ÂŽ he wrote. Asked to list the 10 most signiÂ“cant cases for which he sat as a judge, he cited nine in which Âthe position expressed in my opinion (either for the court or in a separate writing) was later adopted by the Supreme Court.ÂŽ The 10th regarded a man Â“red by mortgage giant Fannie Mae after he Â“led a discrimination complaint that alleged a company executive had created a hostile work environment by calling the worker Âthe n-word.ÂŽ Kavanaugh said he included it Âbecause of what it says about antidiscrimination law and American history.ÂŽHigh court nominee gets started answering questions MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) Â„ Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week. A meatpacking plant provided hot meals to those in need Saturday in Marshalltown, a city of 27,000 people that was hardest hit, the TimesRepublican reported. The Animal Rescue League joined with local emergency management ofÂ“cials and a veterinary clinic to care for animals hurt or displaced. The tornado that hit the city was among a Â”urry of unexpected twisters on Thursday that injured at least 17 people and Â”attened buildings in Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Residents and weather forecasters were surprised by the storms, which left gaping holes in the sides of factories and homes. Vehicles were buried under topped buildings. Among the buildings hit in Mashalltown was the cityÂs historic, 132-year-old courthouse. The Marshalltown Historical Society said Saturday that despite the exterior damage, Âthere was miraculously little damage to our collection.ÂŽ The organization will temporarily move its headquarters to a nearby location. The JBS pork processing plant in Marshalltown also suffered extensive damage. Trailers and railcars were Â”ipped and a static freezer that held 24 million pounds of pork was heavily damaged. ÂWe will probably lose all of this product,ÂŽ general manager Todd Carl said, but added that he expects production to resume next week. Alliant Energy said it hopes to have power in Marshalltown fully restored by mid-week. About 4,000 customers remained without power midday Saturday.Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes AP PHOTOU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks in Argentina, Saturday.LOS ANGELES (AP) Â„ A man who in a standoff with police inside a Los Angeles supermarket is suspected of shooting his grandmother and girlfriend earlier Saturday and led police on a pursuit Â„ at times shooting at ofÂ“cers Â„ before he crashed outside the busy supermarket and ran inside, ofÂ“cials said. Police and rescue personnel swarmed the Trader JoeÂs Saturday afternoon and at least one person was injured but expected to survive. Police said it wasnÂt clear whether there were any employees or others still inside the store. Investigators believe the suspect, whose name hasnÂt been released, had shot his grandmother and girlfriend around 1:30 p.m. in Los Angeles and then Â”ed, said OfÂ“cer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesman. OfÂ“cers spotted the suspectÂs car and tried to pull him over, but the man refused to stop and led ofÂ“cers on a pursuit. The suspect eventually crashed his car outside of the Trader JoeÂs supermarket and then ran into the store. An Associated Press employee who lives in the area reported seeing a car crashed into a utility pole outside the store. The woman who was injured was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Pro Baseball 2, 4 | Golf 2 | Tennis 2, 6 | Track & Field 2 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | WNBA 6 | Rugby 6 adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 Evans Â“ res back at Trump after anthem protest tweetBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesBucs receiver Mike Evans fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday, responding to another tweet from the White House criticizing NFL players who want to protest during the national anthem. TrumpÂs latest tweet came after ThursdayÂs joint announcement by the NFL and NFLPA that they had reached a standstill agreement, saying no new rules would be issued or enforced relating to protests during the anthem for Âthe next several weeks.ÂŽ On Friday night, Trump went after the NFL and its players, saying the Â$40,000,000 CommissionerÂŽ Roger Goodell Âmust now take a stand.ÂŽ ÂFirst time kneeling, out for game,ÂŽ Trump wrote. ÂSecond time kneeling, out for season/no pay!ÂŽ Evans, who has voiced his disapproval of Trump before, answered with a tweet TAMPA BAY TIMESBucs receiver Mike Evans, shown after his new contract this spring, tweeted back at the president Saturday after Donald Trump tweeted that protesting NFL players should be suspended. NFL: Anthem protests NFL: Bucs training camp questionsHow to split the QB reps, position battles and moreBy Rick StroudTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ Jameis Winston would like to move forward with his career now that he has accepted the NFLÂs decision to suspend him three games and apologized Â„ for something Â„ to the Uber driver that the league says he touched in an Âinappropriate and sexual manner.ÂŽ When the BucsÂ full squad reports to training camp Wednesday, players and coaches will circle the wagons around Winston. There will be a lot of talk about believing in second chances and a nothing-to-see-here tone will be set. But the effects of the suspension will be felt every day until Winston returns for the BucsÂ game Sept. 30 at Chicago, if not beyond. Start with the most TAMPA BAY TIMESBucs quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick (14), Jameis Winston (3) and Ryan Griffin (4) run drills during mandatory minicamp in June at One Buc Place in Tampa. TENNIS HALL OF FAMEMichael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall, Page 2By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressCARNOUSTIE, Scotland Â„ Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the mix makes it all feel so new. ÂIÂve always wanted to battle it out in a major with Tiger. Who hasnÂt?ÂŽ Spieth said after seizing upon a calm Carnoustie for a 6-under 65 to tie for the lead with Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele. ÂItÂs kind of a dream come true just to have the opportunity.ÂŽ Woods feels the same way. Never in the mix at the Masters, gone by the weekend at the U.S. Open, the 14-time major champion surged into contention Saturday with a 66, his lowest round on weekend at a major in eight years. He didnÂt have the best score. He was four shots behind. But heÂs Tiger Woods, and it felt like that again to thousands of fans who crammed along the fairways and beind the greens as Woods ran off three straight birdies around the turn and then two-putted for birdie on the par-5 14th to work his way into a tie for the lead, even if that lasted for only 20 minutes. ÂIÂve shown that IÂve been there close enough with a chance to win this year,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂGiven what happened GOLF: British OpenSpieth part of 3-way tie for leadAP PHOTOJordan Spieth (left) and Kevin Chappell finish the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Saturday in Carnoustie, Scotland. SEE LEAD, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE EVANS, 3NFL: BuccannersBucsÂ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victimBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesTurns out Donald Trump wasnÂt the only person that Bucs receiver Mike Evans reached out to on Twitter on Saturday. The Bucs receiver fired back at the president after a tweet suggesting that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be suspended. But then he saw a story about a Florida family needing help after a father was shot and killed by two sheriffÂs deputies in 2014. A jury ruled in favor of the police, but awarded the family $4. ÂIs there a GoFundMe or a donation page for the family?ÂŽ Evans asked on Twitter. When multiple fans reached out with a link to the fundraising effort for family of Gregory Hill, Evans stepped up and made a donation of $11,000, pushing the overall online donations to the family to close to $100,000. Evans signed a fiveyear extension this spring worth $82 million, saying that very day: ÂI plan on helping a lot of people.ÂŽ In April, he donated $10,000 to a childhood friend who was injured in an accidental shooting. AP PHOTOMike Evans, shown last season, made an $11,000 donation Saturday to the family of a man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in Florida in 2014.
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Yankees MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Noon FS1 Â„ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Hamburg, Germany 2 p.m. FS1 Â„ UFC Fight Night, Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith, at Hamburg, Germany RUGBY 2:30 p.m. NBC Â„ 2018 World Cup Sevens, Challenge Trophy semiÂ“ nals, at San Francisco 7 p.m. NBCSN Â„ 2018 World Cup Sevens, Cup bracket and Ceremony, at San Francisco SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ ICC Futures Tournament, Final, at Orlando, Fla. 4 p.m. ESPN Â„ International Champions Cup, Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund, at Charlotte, N.C. WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA Â„ Seattle at Atlanta 6 p.m. NBA Â„ Los Angeles at ChicagoAssociated PressLONDON Â„ World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Lausanne. But Samba preferred to try the 400 without hurdles at London Stadium, and registered a personal-best in coming fifth. Warholm won the hurdles comfortably in 47.65, more than half a second off SambaÂs best this year. Meanwhile, Abdallelah Haroun won the 400 in a Qatar-record 44.07. In the womenÂs 100meter final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won in 10.98 seconds, her season best. The Jamaican, a twotime Olympic champion, had a baby boy last August. ÂI havenÂt raced for ages and IÂm happy that the run today was under 11 seconds,ÂŽ Fraser-Pryce said. ÂBeing a mother is my first priority and to come back and be flexible with my training is wonderful, and IÂm so excited about next year now.ÂŽ Dezerea Bryant of the United States was second in 11.04. Ronnie Baker of the U.S. won the menÂs 100 in 9.90 for his fourth win of this Diamond League. Zharnel Hughes was second in 9.93, and Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine of South Africa was third. JamaicaÂs Yohan Blake was fourth. Christian Coleman, who won silver at the worlds last year, pulled out with a hamstring injury. Olympic silver and world bronze medallist Paul Chelimo of the U.S. edged the 5,000 from Ethiopian duo Edris Muktar and Yomif Kejelcha.TRACK & FIELD: Hurdles W arholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdlesBy KEN POWTAKAssociated PressNEWPORT, R.I. Â„ When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport Â„ soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 49-year-old German and Helena Sukova were inducted on Saturday during a ceremony on NewportÂs grass court, the only members of the class of 2018. ÂI played till I was 18,ÂŽ Stich said during a news conference. ÂThere was a little bit of a decision between soccer and tennis, but I preferred tennis because I didnÂt have to deal with 10 other guys messing up on the pitch. It was only up to me to mess up.ÂŽ Stich captured his only Grand Slam singles title in 1991, beating countryman Boris Becker, also a Hall of Famer, at Wimbledon. He was a U.S. Open finalist in 1994 and runner-up at the 1996 French O p en. He joined Becker to win gold in doubles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. ÂIt was always said that we didnÂt get along,ÂŽ Stich said. ÂObviously, as we were rivals, we could get along. I think we benefited a lot from each other because we always wanted to be better than the other player,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe proved it to ourselves and to everyone else that it was possible to follow our goal.ÂŽ Sukova captured a combined 14 Slam doubles titles Â„ nine in womenÂs and five in mixed. She was runner-up in singles at four majors Â„ twice each at the Australian and U.S. opens. ÂFor me, the most important (thing) was playing the singles,ÂŽ she said. ÂI didnÂt really like to practice, so doubles was perfect.ÂŽ The 53-year-old Czech reflected on her biggest singles win, beating Martina Navratilova at the 1984 Australian Open to end her string of 74 consecutive match victories, including six straight Slam titles. ÂI had like three press conferences every day after that,ÂŽ she said. ÂBefore that, I barely had one.ÂŽ Hall of Famer Jim Courier jokingly told the crowd that he checked his record against Stich before heading from his New York City home. ÂI almost turned around when I saw I only won five of 12 matches against him,ÂŽ he said. Stich said that when he was 6 years old his family took him to the tennis club. ÂThey couldnÂt leave me at home,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey had to take me.ÂŽ And thatÂs how his love of the game began. ÂI had a tennis wall to play against,ÂŽ he said. ÂI got a racket and ball and they said: ÂSpend two hours here and weÂll pick you up later.ÂŽÂ It was time well spent. ÂThe beauty of his game,ÂŽ Courier said, Âis what really sticks with me.ÂŽTENNIS: Hall of FameMichael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hallAP PHOTOTennis Hall of Fame inductee Helena Sukova, left, of Czech Republic, sits with Hall of Famers Jan Kodes, of Czech Republic, and Kim Clijsters, right, of Belgium, during ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Saturday in Newport, R.I. By Greg AumanTampa Bay TimesRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left FridayÂs game in the fifth inning when an injury to his right foot that has bothered him since April flared up with the worst pain heÂs encountered this season. Kiermaier called the injury a Âsevere bone bruiseÂŽ and said heÂll have it evaluated Saturday, hopeful that heÂll only be sidelined a Âcouple of days.ÂŽ ÂYou would think me being on the 60-day DL (with thumb injury), it would go away,ÂŽ Kiermaier said. ÂItÂs crazy that itÂs still a thing, but IÂve been feeling it Âƒ ItÂs frustrating because I havenÂt been able to get rid of this. IÂve had good days and bad days, but today was the worst day IÂve had.ÂŽ Kiermaier said he had hoped the All-Star break would help the injury, given four days to get off his feet and have extended rest for his foot. But it gave him trouble before batting practice, and he said he left the game fearing he wouldnÂt be able to make a play because of his limitations. Â2018 has been a frustrating year for me,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂll be just fine. This is one thing that just comes and goes. I should be good to go and weÂll see what the doctors have to say tomorrow. ItÂs no joke. I was in a lot of pain today.ÂŽMLB: RaysKiermaier has Âsevere bone bruiseÂ in foot, dates back to April injuryTAMPA BAY TIMESKevin Kiermaier was able to get a double in the first inning and score, but left in the fifth inning due to a painful foot injury that has bothered him since April. MLB: RaysBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG Â… To get a sense of how shorthanded the Rays were by the final innings of Saturday night's game, all you had to do was look at the field and see Carlos Gomez playing second base. It was that kind of night for the Rays, who lost another game, 3-2 to the Marlins, and apparently another player to injury, as shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria left in the seventh inning with left oblique soreness. Hechavarria's injury forced Rays prospect Justin Williams, just called up from TripleA Durham, to make a challenging debut, pinchhitting against Marlins lefty Adam Conley, and in a key situation, two on and one out. Williams, 22, who made it to the Trop and into the dugout around the third inning, didn't deliver a moment to remember, grounding into a double play. With CF Kevin Kiermaier (foot) and 3B Matt Duffy (back) sidelined, and only backup Adam Moore on the bench, the Rays put Williams in rightfield and moved Gomez to second. It wasn't totally wacky, as he played there once in 2015, an inning for the Brewers, and does take ground balls often. The Marlins grabbed the lead in the fourth with a quick start against Ryan Yarbrough. Justin Bour drew a leadoff walk, Starlin Castro singled and Martin Prado doubled for one run. A one-out grounder by Miguel Rojas scored the other. The Rays halved the lead when Joey Wendle opened the home fourth with a homer to center, which was the Rays first hit off Miami starter Pablo Lopez. The Marlins extended the lead to 3-1 in the seventh when Cameron Maybin homered off Hunter Wood, the third of five Rays pitchers in a game started by opener Ryne Stanek. The Rays cut it back to 3-2 on a ninth-inning homer by Ji-Man Choi that struck high off the batter's eye in centerfield.Hey kidWilliams, 22, is probably the Rays most advanced outfield prospect, but wasn't necessarily ready for a callup from Triple-A Durham, having hit .267 with eight homers, 45 RBIs and a .715 OPS. But with Kiermaier sidelined for a couple days (but not on the DL), and with neither INF Willy Adames nor Christian Arroyo eligible to be called up by not having at Triple-A Durham 10 days, Williams was the choice since he was already on the 40-man roster. Just getting him to the Trop was challenging enough since Durham was playing in Buffalo. "He's an exciting young player,'' Cash said. Âƒ LHP Hoby Milner was optioned to Durham to make room for Williams. Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 lossTAMPA BA Y TIMESRays pitcher Chris Archer sporting the DJ Kitty head giveaway during Saturday's game.
The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By GARY B. GRAVESAssociated PressNICHOLASVILLE, Ky. Â„ Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectatorsÂ warm wishes. The LPGA Tour player made sure to savor every moment of a historic weekend she wished could have lasted longer. ÂI wouldÂve liked to have shot better (Thursday),ÂŽ said Lincicome, who missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship after shooting a 1-under 71. She failed in her bid to become the first female player since 1945 to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. ÂObviously, today was a pretty nice day, so I guess ending with todayÂs round is a good way to leave.ÂŽ Troy Merritt, at 15 under, entered the third round leading Billy Horschel and Cameron Percy by two strokes. Richy Werenski and Andres Romero were tied for fourth at three shots back. Lincicome, the eighttime LPGA Tour winner with two major titles, was the first woman since Michelle Wie in 2008 to play in a PGA Tour event. Lincicome had sought to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only women to make the cut. Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam and Suzy Whaley have also played in PGA Tour events. Lincicome faced a huge hurdle after an opening 78 left her near the bottom of the field. She had six birdies in SaturdayÂs rain-delayed second round at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club, highlighted by an eagle-3 at 17. ÂI thought I hit it a little short,ÂŽ Lincicome added. ÂI thought it was going to spin back a little bit on me. Then when it landed I was like, OK, itÂs on top and then it rolled back and I was like, ÂOh, my gosh.Â The highlight of my week.ÂŽ Lincicome also had consecutive birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes before another on No. 10. But her round included six bogeys, including three on the final four holes, and she finished at 5 over 149. Playing partner Conrad Shindler, who made the cut along with Sam Ryder, described playing with Lincicome as Âa pleasure, a treat.ÂŽ Despite her roller-coaster performance, he felt her approach was consistent. ÂShe does the same thing every shot,ÂŽ he said. ÂShe just knows where itÂs going to go. Each day, she gained confidence.ÂŽ Her goal now is applying lessons learned from playing with the men back to the LPGA Tour. Lincicome couldnÂt immediately say whether she would return to play this event, but seemed eager for LPGA Tour and PGA Tour players to be on the same course in some form. That remains to be seen, but Lincicome definitely appreciated this opportunity with her PGA Tour counterparts. Even without the history. ÂJust being inside the ropes with the guys, hitting on the range, on the putting green, itÂs just a cool feeling,ÂŽ she said. ÂI feel like IÂm at home here. The guys just made me feel so comfortable.ÂŽGOLF: Barbasol ChampionshipLincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol ChampionshipBy ANDREW DAMPFThe Associated PressMENDE, France Â„ With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of nearly 20 minutes then fending off the few attacks thrown their way on the short but steep finishing climb. ÂWe can really just ride off each other,ÂŽ Froome said. ÂI imagine for our rivals itÂs making their lives quite difficult, having two guys to watch like that.ÂŽ While the Welshman Thomas is attempting to win the Tour for the first time, the Kenyan-born Froome is aiming for a record-tying fifth victory in cyclingÂs biggest race. Fourth-placed Primoz Roglic was the only overall contender to gain time, finishing eight seconds ahead of Thomas, Froome, and thirdplaced Tom Dumoulin Â„ with all four riders finishing more than 18 minutes behind stage winner Omar Fraile, who remained far back in the standings. Thomas leads Froome by 1 minute, 39 seconds. Dumoulin, the time trial world champion and last yearÂs Giro dÂItalia winner, is third, 1:50 behind, and Roglic is fourth, 2:38 back. When Dumoulin attacked with two kilometers remaining, Thomas chased him down with Froome towing along. Â(Dumoulin) can really pace himself,ÂŽ Thomas said. ÂYou donÂt know if he is really suffering or just pacing himself. Hats off to him. It takes (courage) to do that with no teammate around.ÂŽ Fraile escaped from a large group of breakaway riders on the finishing climb, a short but steep three-kilometer ascent that was followed by a quick descent and flat finish on an air strip. ÂWhen I saw that the breakaway was so big, I knew it was going to be a tough stage, but I picked my moment well and pulled it off,ÂŽ Fraile said. ÂI knew that I still had another gear. ... I have raced here before and I knew the course to perfection.ÂŽ Fraile had time to celebrate before crossing the line, finishing six seconds ahead of Julian Alaphilippe, the Frenchman wearing the polka-dot jersey awarded to the TourÂs best climber. Jasper Stuyven of Belgium finished third, also six seconds back, and three-time world champion Peter Sagan came fourth. It was the first career victory at the Tour for Fraile, who rides for the Astana team. His only other victory at a Grand Tour came with a stage win in last yearÂs Giro dÂItalia. The Basque rider also won the mountains classification in the Spanish Vuelta in 2015 and 2016. Fraile became the third Spanish winner of a Tour stage in Mende after Marcos Serrano in 2005 and Joaquim ÂPuritoÂŽ Rodriguez in 2010. The hilly 188-kilometer (117-mile) route from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux in southern France passed through the Ardeche gorges, home to cave paintings dating back some 36,000 years.CYCLING: Tour De France W ith Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls Tour de Franc e BritainÂs Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leaderÂs yellow jersey, and BritainÂs Chris Froome ride Saturday during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, over 116.8 miles with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France. [PETER DEJONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] basic question: how does coach Dirk Koetter decide how to prepare both Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick to play? How do they split the reps in training camp and the preseason games? Fitzpatrick is likely to start the first three games of the season. At 35, he has a lot of experience and a year under his belt in KoetterÂs offense. But Fitzpatrick will need as much work with the No. 1 offense as possible to be prepared to start Sept. 9 at New Orleans. Winston will miss nearly four weeks of practice by the time he returns from the regular season suspension. At 24, heÂs a relatively young quarterback, and sitting him out Â„ with a bigger break looming Â„ wonÂt help his development. The only recent template for this is what the New England Patriots did in 2016 when Tom Brady knew he was suspended for the first four games. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a big believer that Brady could get great work in joint practices, so Brady was Âa little less of a presence in the games,ÂŽ according to ESPN.comÂs Mike Reiss. (The Bucs have two joint practices at Tennessee). Also, Brady sliced his finger on a pair off cutters that season, so they held him out of the first preseason game. HereÂs how the breakdown went: Preseason Game 1: Backup Jimmy Garoppolo started and played the first half with the No. 1 offense. Jacoby Brissett, the No. 3 quarterback, started the third quarter and finished the game. Preseason Game 2: Brady sat out the entire game again with the finger injury as Garoppolo started and played the first half and one series into the third quarter. Preseason Game 3: Normally, the starting quarterback begins the game and plays into the third quarter. But Garoppolo was done after two series and Brady played most of the first half. Garoppolo finished the first half with a twominute drive and returned for two series in the third quarter. Preseason Game 4: At this point in the preseason, you protect the starting quarterback from possible injury by not playing him. Garropolo sat out of the game while Brady played the entire first half. The preseason game breakdown for snaps played went like this: Brady 0-0-16-39 = 55; Garoppolo 39-45-29-0 = 113; Brissett 28-26-23-38 = 115. Clearly, Brady has vastly more experience than Winston while Garappolo had not started a regular season game prior to Â16. ItÂs hard to prepare one quarterback for the season, much less two. And somewhere Ryan Griffin has to fit in there as the No. 3. But thatÂs not the only storyline heading into training camp. Who will emerge as the starting running back? The Bucs have big plans for Ronald Jones, the second-round pick from Southern Cal. His explosiveness could transform the rushing attack. But Jones is a rookie and has much to learn before he can be trusted in pass protection on third down. Peyton Barber is a competent inside rusher. The third-down job may be between Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Shaun Wilson. Will Chris Godwin unseat DeSean Jackson as the No. 2 receiver? Jackson had only 50 catches last season, but his chemistry with Winston and Fitzpatrick should be better in the second year. Godwin looked and played like a starting NFL receiver this offseason and is another big body target for Winston. Jackson will get the first bite of the apple, but heÂs also been working in the slot in three-receiver packages.What is the defensive line rotation?Obviously, Gerald McCoy and Jason Pierre-Paul are locks. But will the Bucs go with free agent Beau Allen or first-round pick Vita Vea at defensive tackle? Does Vinny Curry hang onto the other defensive end job over William Gholston? ItÂs a good problem to have, but there are starting jobs on the line. How quickly they identify roles and jell as a unit could go a long way to overcoming WinstonÂs absence.Which rookie will emerge as the third cornerback?LetÂs assume that Vernon Hargreaves hangs onto his starting right cornerback spot. When he moves inside to the slot in the sub package when teams go to three receivers, who takes HargreavesÂ spot? Auburn rookie Carlton Davis made a splashy debut in minicamp. At 6-1, he gives the Bucs length and man coverage ability. But M.J. Stewart came on late and will make a challenge. the last few years, I didnÂt know if that would ever happen again. But here I am with a chance coming Sunday in a major championship. ItÂs going to be fun.ÂŽ It was every bit of that on Saturday, a rare day when Carnoustie had little defense. Justin Rose, who made the cut on the number with a birdie on his final hole, matched the Carnoustie record for the Open with a 64. Spieth set the tone in the afternoon when he decided on the way to the first tee to hit driver on the 396-yard hole. He sent it bouncing and rolling along the firm turf, down a hill and onto the green to about 10 feet away for an eagle. Moments later, Woods began his charge to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years. It never stopped. Seven players had a share of the lead at one point. Kisner, who started the third round tied for the lead, was never far away but had to work hard to stay there. He made a tough par save on the 17th, and then got up-and-down from behind the 18th green for a 68. Schauffele, the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season, holed a 30-foot putt from behind the 18th green for a 67. They were at 9-under 204. ÂWeÂve got pretty much a new tournament tomorrow,ÂŽ Spieth said. A dozen players were separated by four shots, which is nothing considering that the last two British Open champions at Carnoustie rallied from 10 shots (Paul Lawrie) and six shots (Padraig Ha rrington) on the final day. The wind is expected to be the strongest it has been all week. And then thereÂs the presence of Woods, playing in the third-to-last group. Woods started quietly enough with a few birdies through eight holes. He started his move with a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, followed with short birdie putts on the next two holes and with a twoputt birdie on the par-5 14th, he put his name atop the leaderboard. It was there for only 20 minutes. But it was there. A bogey on the 16th and a par save from short of the Barry Burn on the 18th gave him a 66. He figured it would at least keep him in range. He wound up as close to the lead as he has been in a major since he was two behind at Muirfield in the 2013 British Open. ÂIÂm right there,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂve got a chance at this, which is great.ÂŽ And he has company. Kevin Chappell, who spent most of his round watching Spieth put on a show, birdied the 18th for a 67 and was two shots behind. Francesco Molinari had a 66 and will play in the third-to-last group with Woods. They were last together three weeks ago when Woods presented him the trophy at the Quicken Loans National after Molinari shot 62 for an eight-shot victory. Twelve players were separated by four shots, a group that includes Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson. They all dropped shots on a day when there was no time to be going backward. McIlroy was within two shots of the lead until bogeys on two of his last three holes for a 70 left him four behind. Johnson, staying in the same house as Kisner, Spieth and four other Americans, hooked his approach on No. 12 and three-putted for a double bogey. He shot 72 and was in the group four behind. Joining them was Tommy Fleetwood, who droppe d three shots in two holes on the back nine on his way to a 71. Of the five players separated by three shots, only Spieth has experience winning a major. He will try to become the first player since Padraig Harrington in 2008 to win golfÂs oldest championship in consecutive years. His move started with a sudden decision. The opening hole is 396 yards on the card, with the fairway getting narrow between two bunkers. Spieth, who spent Saturday morning watching the Open on television, asked caddie Michael Greller on the practice range, ÂDo we like driver?ÂŽ Greller told him no. Play short and itÂs a wedge to a front pin, easy birdie chance. Spieth walked to the tee with coach Cameron McCormick and asked him, ÂHow about I just send it on No. 1?ÂŽ ÂI felt good about the range session. And heÂs like, ÂI put my chips behind anything you decide, always.Â And that kind of gave me that little extra boost,ÂŽ Spieth said. on Saturday morning: ÂYou that mad the USFL didnÂt work out?ÂŽ The tweet had more than 1,000 retweets and nearly 5,000 likes in the first six hours, the most vocal response of any Bucs player to the presidentÂs tweet. EvansÂ first national anthem protest in November 2016 was an expression of his disappointment that Trump was elected president. ÂIÂm not going to stand for something I donÂt believe in,ÂŽ Evans said after that protest. ÂIÂm not big on politics. I told myself, ÂIf this happens, then AmericaÂs not right, right now.Â I said this a long time ago. When (Trump) ran, I thought it was a joke. And the joke continues. IÂm not a political person that much, but IÂve got common sense. I know when somethingÂs not right.ÂŽ Evans also protested with teammate DeSean Jackson during the BucsÂ Week 3 game at Minnesota last season, in the first game after Trump called NFL players who protested Âsons of bÂ„Â….ÂŽ That was the teamÂs only protest during a national anthem last season.LEADFrom Page 1BUCSFrom Page 1EVANSFrom Page 1
Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, July 22, 2018 / The SunAMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston6931.690Â„Â„8-2L-134-1335-18 NewYork6334.6494Â„5-5W-134-1429-20 TampaBay4949.50019105-5L-326-1923-30 Toronto4552.46422134-6W-226-2519-27 Baltimore2871.28340314-6L-216-3312-38 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5343.552Â„Â„4-6W-231-1922-24 Minnesota4451.4638137-3L-129-2215-29 Detroit4258.42013183-7W-126-2416-34 Chicago3363.34420253-7L-119-2914-34 KansasCity2868.29225303-7W-112-3516-33 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6535.650Â„Â„6-4W-132-2133-14 Seattle5939.6025Â„3-7W-132-1727-22 Oakland5543.561947-3L-124-2231-21 LosAngeles4949.50015105-5L-224-2425-25 Texas4157.41823182-8L-319-2922-28 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5442.563Â„Â„5-5W-131-1623-26 Atlanta5342.558Â„4-6W-225-2028-22 Washington4849.495664-6L-122-2526-24 Miami4357.43013127-3W-423-2820-29 NewYork4056.41714135-5L-119-3221-24 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago5739.594Â„Â„7-3W-130-1627-23 Milwaukee5544.5563Â„2-8L-730-1925-25 St.Louis4948.505854-6L-124-2425-24 Pittsburgh4949.500959-1W-729-2420-25 Cincinnati4354.44314115-5L-221-2722-27 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5443.557Â„Â„7-3W-228-2426-19 Arizona5345.541115-5L-226-2427-21 Colorado5245.536228-2W-623-2329-22 SanFrancisco5148.515446-4W-131-1920-29 SanDiego4060.40015152-8L-620-3120-29 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLCUBS7,CARDINALS2,1STGAME S T.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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EÂ„LaStella(2).LOBÂ„St.Louis7,Chicago10. 2BÂ„Baez(26).3BÂ„Rizzo(1).HRÂ„Carpenter (24),offChatwood.RBIsÂ„Carpenter(52), Molina(42),Baez2(74),Schwarber(44), Caratini(10),LaStella2(16).SBÂ„Molina(3), Pham(10),Baez(19).SFÂ„Molina,Schwarber, Caratini.SÂ„Weaver,Baez,Chatwood.Runners leftinscoringpositionÂ„St.Louis3(Ozuna, Fowler,Garcia);Chicago5(Happ,Baez2, S chwarber,Caratini).RISPÂ„St.Louis0for6; Chicago3for9.RunnersmovedupÂ„Fowler, Carpenter,Heyward.FIDPÂ„Caratini.GIDPÂ„ DeJong,Heyward.DPÂ„St.Louis2(DeJong, Carpenter),(Ozuna,Molina);Chicago1 (Chatwood,Caratini,Rizzo). S T.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Weaver,L,5-947 335277 4.79 Mayers20000023 3.55 Lyons.23442017 8.82 Gregerson1.11 001232 6.17 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Chatwd,W,4-55.11 116285 4.84 EdwardsJr.,H,13.20 000063.03 Wilson,H,10.11 100017 2.72 Cishek,H,13.20 000031.80 Chavez20000121 3.39 Weaverpitchedto3battersinthe5th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Mayers2-1, Gregerson1-0,EdwardsJr.1-0,Cishek2-1. HBPÂ„Chatwood(Molina).WPÂ„Gregerson. PBÂ„Caratini(2).UmpiresÂ„Home,Lance Barksdale;First,BenMay;Second,TedBarrett; Third,KerwinDanley.TÂ„3:13.AÂ„41,004 (41,649).BLUEJAYS4,ORIOLES1BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckhamss412000.214 Schoop2b401001.229 Jonescf402100.277 Trumbodh300011.247 Davis1b300002.157 Mancinilf400002.217 Nunez3b300001.163 Rickardrf300002.202 Wynnsc200010.179 TOTALS3015129 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonrf400002.234 Hernandezlf411002.253 Smoak1b210020.243 Solarte3b410001.236 Grichukcf411101.208 Moralesdh100020.240 Diazss302000.257 Mailec302100.239 Travis2b300001.240 TOTALS2846247 BALTIMORE100000000Â„151 TORONTO00031000XÂ„460 EÂ„Beckham(9).LOBÂ„Baltimore5,Toronto4. 2BÂ„Jones(27),Hernandez(21),Grichuk(12). RBIsÂ„Jones(37),Grichuk(30),Maile(21). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Baltimore1 (Nunez);Toronto1(Maile).RISPÂ„Baltimore1 for4;Toronto2for5. RunnersmovedupÂ„Diaz,Smoak.GIDPÂ„ Trumbo,Solarte,Diaz.DPÂ„Baltimore2 (Nunez,Schoop,Davis),(Nunez,Schoop, Davis);Toronto1(Travis,Diaz,Smoak). 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Hickscf400011.245 Judgerf413100.286 Stantonlf411000.278 Sanchezdh400002.188 Gregoriusss411100.268 Andujar3b433100.287 Bird1b412201.223 Drury2b401000.184 Rominec401201.270 TOTALS36712715 NEWYORK(N)010002003Â„651 NEWYORK(A)00040111XÂ„7121 a-linedoutforCabrerainthe7th.b-walked fordenDekkerinthe9th.EÂ„Nimmo(1), Robertson(1).LOBÂ„NewYork(N)6,New York(A)6.2BÂ„Judge(20),Andujar2(29),Bird (9).3BÂ„Gregorius(3).HRÂ„Conforto(12),off Gray;Judge(26),offPeterson.RBIsÂ„Nimmo (31),Conforto(34),Rosario(24),Reyes(7), Judge(61),Gregorius(54),Andujar(40), Bird2(23),Romine2(26).SBÂ„Rosario(7). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„NewYork(N) 3(Cabrera,Flores,Plawecki);NewYork(A)2 (Hicks,Gregorius).RISPÂ„NewYork(N)1for 7;NewYork(A)4for10.RunnersmovedupÂ„ Mesoraco,Romine.GIDPÂ„Mesoraco. DPÂ„NewYork(A)1(Drury,Bird). NEWYORK(N)IPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,4-859 551392 3.65 Peterson21 110123 4.50 Swarzak12110116 7.56 NEWYORK(A)IPHRERBBSONPERA Gray,W,7-75.13323694 5.34 Robertson,H,15.21 000215 3.05 Holder,H,510 00019 1.76 Betances,H,1610 000214 2.55 Chapman01 333019 2.02 Shreve,S,1-11000009 4.25 Matzpitchedto2battersinthe6th. Chapmanpitchedto5battersinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Peterson1-0, Robertson2-2,Shreve3-1.HBPÂ„Gray (Nimmo),Chapman(Nimmo). UmpiresÂ„Home,LarryVanover;First,Chris Guccione;Second,DaveRackley;Third,Hunter Wendelstedt.TÂ„3:01.AÂ„47,102(47,309).MARLINS3,RAYS2MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf300021.290 Riveralf000000.194 Andersonrf400010.282 Realmutoc401001.312 Bour1b310012.234 Castro2b411003.293 Pradodh402101.229 Riddless401000.252 Rojas3b401100.254 Maybincf411102.244 TOTALS34373410 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. 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UmpiresÂ„Home,JeffNelson;First,Andy Fletcher;Second,LazDiaz;Third,Manny Gonzalez. TÂ„2:48.AÂ„13,808(42,735).TIGERS5,REDSOX0BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf502001.355 Benintendilf302010.303 Bogaertsss400002.280 Moreland1b401000.273 Pearcedh300010.321 Devers3b401002.241 Nunez2b401001.252 BradleyJr.cf400001.207 Swihartc301011.211 TOTALS3408038 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf400002.254 Goodrum2b400003.246 Castellanosrf401000.304 Hicksc310011.271 Martinezdh421000.228 Candelario3b312100.230 Rodriguez1b301001.204 Iglesiasss312401.269 Joneslf300001.210 TOTALS3157519 BOSTON000000000Â„081 DETROIT02000300XÂ„570 EÂ„Devers(20).LOBÂ„Boston10,Detroit4.2BÂ„ Iglesias(23).HRÂ„Iglesias(3),offThornburg. RBIsÂ„Candelario(36),Iglesias4(38).SBÂ„ Swihart(3).SFÂ„Candelario. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Boston4 (Betts,Bogaerts2,BradleyJr.);Detroit2(Jones 2).RISPÂ„Boston0for5;Detroit2for7. GIDPÂ„Bogaerts. DPÂ„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum, Rodriguez). BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Johnson,L,1-355 200577 3.81 Thornburg12 331121 10.38 Brasier10 000211 0.00 Velazquez10 000114 2.61 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fiers,W,7-66.17 003699 3.49 Wilson1.20 000010 3.52 Greene11 000218 3.95 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Wilson2-0. WPÂ„Thornburg. UmpiresÂ„Home,StuScheurwater;First,Eric Cooper;Second,CoryBlaser;Third,Gary Cederstrom. TÂ„2:27.AÂ„31,682(41,297).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSN.Y.Yankees7,N.Y.Mets6: Sonny Graywonconsecutivestartsforthe Â“rsttimesincetheYankeesacquired himlastsummer,holdingdowna depletedMetslineupagainmissing YoenisCespedesinaSubwaySeries victorySaturday. BlueJays4,Orioles1: MarcusStromanpitchedsevensharpinnings, AledmysDiazhadtwohitsandthe TorontoBlueJaysbeatBaltimore fortheirsixthstraightwinoverthe strugglingOrioles. ChicagoCubs7,Cardinals2,1st game: TylerChatwoodpitchedinto thesixthinningandmadeakey defensiveplayinhisÂ“rstwinintwo monthsintheopenerofaday-night doubleheader. Tigers5,RedSox0: JoseIglesias homeredanddroveinfourruns,and MikeFierspitchedimpressivelyinto theseventhinningtoleadDetroit overBoston. Marlins3,Rays2: RookiePabloLopez gaveupthreehitsinsixinnings, CameronMaybinhomeredand MiamibeatTampaBay. AtlantaatWashington,ppd. SanDiegoatPhiladelphia,ppd. LATE HoustonatL.A.Angels MinnesotaatKansasCity ClevelandatTexas SanFranciscoatOakland ChicagoWhiteSoxatSeattle L.A.DodgersatMilwaukee PittsburghatCincinnati St.LouisatChicagoCubs,2ndgame ColoradoatArizona,TODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanDiegoPerdomo(R)1-47.551-60-217.06.88 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)12:05p6-74.581-111.09.000.00 PittsburghKingham(R)4-44.264-52-115.15.28 CincinnatiHarvey(R)1:10p5-54.639-72-016.11.65 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7-52.669-92-117.25.09 WashingtonScherzer(R)1:35p12-52.4114-62-120.04.50 LosAngelesWood(L)5-54.0010-91-018.03.50 MilwaukeeSuter(L)2:10p8-64.399-80-216.05.63 St.LouisMikolas(R)10-32.7913-62-016.03.94 ChicagoQuintana(L)2:20p8-63.9612-62-017.12.60 ColoradoSenzatela(R)3-25.341-11-113.04.15 ArizonaGreinke(R)4:10p10-53.1812-82-018.21.93 SanDiegoRoss(R)5-84.3211-80-313.111.48 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)6:05p5-84.397-110-114.01.93AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreCashner(R)2-94.565-130-118.13.93 TorontoHapp(L)1:07p10-64.2911-80-312.09.75 BostonSale(L)10-42.2312-83-020.00.45 DetroitHardy(L)1:10p3-23.314-41-015.13.52 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)4-64.549-111-115.14.11 KansasCityKeller(R)2:15p2-43.132-60-215.15.87 ClevelandClevinger(R)7-53.478-111-218.06.00 TexasGallardo(R)3:05p3-18.904-12-117.26.11 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)10-43.7713-62-118.03.50 LosAngelesHeaney(L)4:07p5-63.877-101-120.13.54 ChicagoLopez(R)4-73.916-131-218.24.82 SeattleGonzales(L)4:10p10-53.4113-63-022.00.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiRichards(R)3-54.746-71-014.23.68 TampaBayArcher(R)1:10p3-44.298-70-112.24.26 SanFranciscoCueto(R)3-12.365-21-116.05.63 OaklandManaea(L)4:05p9-63.4212-81-017.03.71 N.Y.MetsdeGrom(R)5-41.688-110-122.01.64 N.Y.YankeesTanaka(R)8:05p7-24.5410-50-015.24.60 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJuly22 1905: WeldonHenleyofthePhiladelphiaAthletics pitchedano-hitter,defeatingtheSt.LouisBrowns6-0 intheÂ“rstgameofadoubleheader.Itwasthehighlight ofHenleyÂs4-11season. 1906: BobEwingpitchedtheCincinnatiRedstoa10-3 victoryoverthePhiladelphiaPhillieswithoutasingle assistbyhisteammates. 1923: WashingtonÂsWalterJohnsonfannedopposing pitcherStanCoveleskiforhis3,000thcareerstrikeout. TheBigTrain,theÂ“rstplayertoreach3,000strikeouts, struckoutÂ“veandallowedonerunintheSenatorsÂ3-1 victoryoverCleveland. 1926: Cincinnatihadfourtriplesinan11-runsecond inning,andtheRedsbeattheBostonBraves13-1.Curt WalkertiedanNLrecordwithtwotriplesintheinning. 1932: PhiladelphiaÂsMickeyCochranehitforthecycle anddroveinfourrunstoleadtheAthleticstoan8-4 winovertheWashingtonSenators.Cochrancetripled inarunintheÂ“rstinning,hitatwo-runhomerinthe third,doubledinthesixthandhadanRBI-singleto chasestarterGeneralCrowderintheseventhinning. CochranegroundouttoÂ“rstintheninth. 1962: FloydRobinsonoftheChicagoWhiteSoxhadsix singlesinsixat-batsina7-3victoryovertheBoston RedSox. 1964: PittsburghÂsWillieStargellhitforthecycle,drove inthreerunsandscoredfourtimesinthePiratesÂ13-2 routoftheSt.LouisCardinals.STATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RBIÂ„ Martinez,Boston,80;Ramirez,Cleveland,71; Haniger,Seattle,67;Encarnacion,Cleveland,66; Machado,LosAngeles,65;Bogaerts,Boston,64;Bregman,Houston,64;KDavis,Oakland,64;Gattis,Houston, 63;2tiedat62. HOMERUNSÂ„ Ramirez, Cleveland,30;Martinez,Boston, 29;Judge,NewYork,26;Lindor,Cleveland,25;Trout, LosAngeles,25;Gallo,Texas,24;Machado,LosAngeles,24;Betts,Boston,23;Stanton,NewYork,23;2tied at22. S TOLENBASESÂ„ Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,20;Betts,Boston,18; Benintendi,Boston,17;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,17; Smith,TampaBay,17;RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields, T exas,16;2tiedat15. PITCHINGÂ„ Severino,NewYork,14-2;Kluber,Cleveland, 12-5;Snell,TampaBay,12-5;Carrasco,Cleveland,11-5; Morton,Houston,11-2;Porcello,Boston,11-4;Price, Boston,11-6;Rodriguez,Boston,11-3;5tiedat10. ERAÂ„ Sale, Boston,2.23;Snell,TampaBay,2.27;Verlander,Houston,2.29;Severino,NewYork,2.31;Bauer, Cleveland,2.44;Cole,Houston,2.53;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.68;Kluber,Cleveland,2.76;Morton,Houston,2.96; Gonzales,Seattle,3.42. S TRIKEOUTSÂ„ Sale,Boston,188;Bauer,Cleveland,182; Cole,Houston,177;Verlander,Houston,172;Paxton, Seattle,155;Morton,Houston,146;Severino,NewYork, 144;Snell,TampaBay,134;Kluber,Cleveland,132;Berrios,Minnesota,127. NATIONALLEAGUE RBIÂ„ Baez,Chicago,74;Arenado,Colorado,72;Aguilar, Milwaukee,71;Suarez,Cincinnati,71;Story,Colorado,68;Freeman,Atlanta,64;Gennett,Cincinnati,63; Markakis,Atlanta,62;Rizzo,Chicago,62;2tiedat60. HOMERUNSÂ„ Aguilar,Milwaukee,25;Arenado,Colorado,25;Carpenter,St.Louis,24;Harper,Washington, 23;Muncy,LosAngeles,22;Goldschmidt,Arizona,21; Albies,Atlanta,20;Story,Colorado,20;4tiedat19. STOLENBASESÂ„ SMarte,Pittsburgh,25;MTaylor, Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Hamilton,Cincinnati,22;Turner,Washington,22;Baez,Chicago,19;Cain, Milwaukee,18;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson,Arizona, 16;3tiedat14. PITCHINGÂ„ Lester,Chicago,12-3;Nola,Philadelphia, 12-3;Scherzer,Washington,12-5;Godley,Arizona,11-6; Greinke,Arizona,10-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,10-3;10tied at8. ERAÂ„ deGrom,NewYork,1.68;Nola,Philadelphia,2.30; Scherzer,Washington,2.41;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.66; Mikolas,St.Louis,2.79;Freeland,Colorado,3.11;Lester, Chicago,3.14;Greinke,Arizona,3.18;Corbin,Arizona, 3.24;Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.47. STRIKEOUTSÂ„ Scherzer,Washington,182;Corbin,Arizona,149;deGrom,NewYork,149;Nola,Philadelphia, 131;Gray,Colorado,125;Greinke,Arizona,124;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,120;Pivetta,Philadelphia,113;Marquez, Colorado,112;Velasquez,Philadelphia,110.FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto8,Baltimore7,10innings Boston1,Detroit0 Cleveland9,Texas8,11innings KansasCity6,Minnesota5 Houston3,L.A.Angels1 Seattle3,ChicagoWhiteSox1 NationalLeague St.Louis18,ChicagoCubs5 Atlanta8,Washington5 Philadelphia11,SanDiego5 Pittsburgh12,Cincinnati1 L.A.Dodgers6,Milwaukee4 Colorado11,Arizona10 Interleague N.Y.Mets7,N.Y.Yankees5 Miami6,TampaBay5 SanFrancisco5,Oakland1 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague BostonatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatToronto,7:07p.m. N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay,7:10p.m. OaklandatTexas,8:05p.m. DetroitatKansasCity,8:15p.m. ChicagoW.SoxatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague L.A.DodgersatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. AtlantaatMiami,7:10p.m. SanDiegoatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. St.LouisatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ArizonaatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. WashingtonatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. Interleague PittsburghatCleveland,7:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSWiththeAll-Starbreakcomplete,fantasybaseballplayersaredigginginand hopingtomakearuntowardachampionshipseason: JAKEBAUERS,OF,TampaBayRays (55percentownedinCBSSports.com leagues): Bauerisbatting.324with Â“veHRsandnineRBIsinhislasteight games.Hehaspowerandissurprisingly goodatstealingbases.Bauerwillbea regularintheRayslineupfortherest oftheseasonanddependingonyour leagueÂsrules,hemightgainoutÂ“eld eligibilitybyseasonÂsend. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos7930579108.354 AltuveHou10039363130.331 JMartinezBos9335772116.325 SeguraSea9137567121.323 MDuffyTB803123399.317 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 RosarioMin9438165118.310 GurrielHou793174398.309 SimmonsLAA8732746101.309 TroutLAA9833971104.307 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin9335560115.324 MarkakisAtl9537555121.323 AlmoraChC892834890.318 ArenadoCol9134866110.316 FFreemanAtl9536760116.316 SuarezCin803025095.315 RealmutoMia702784787.313 KempLAD933014393.309 DickersonPit8733042101.306 WinkerCin862703581.300 ThroughJuly15
The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Dunedin (Blue Jays) 21 9 .700 Â„ Clearwater (Phillies) 17 12 .586 3 Lakeland (Tigers) 15 12 .556 4 Daytona (Reds) 16 14 .533 5 Tampa (Yankees) 14 15 .483 6 Florida (Braves) 14 16 .467 7 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 16 13 .552 Â„ Fort Myers (Twins) 15 14 .517 1 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 13 16 .448 3 Jupiter (Marlins) 11 17 .393 4 St. Lucie (Mets) 11 17 .393 4 Bradenton (Pirates) 11 19 .367 5 SaturdayÂs GamesSt. Lucie at Palm Beach, cancelled Lakeland at Fort Myers, 6 p.m. Jupiter at Charlotte, cancelled Clearwater 2, Florida 1 Dunedin 4, Tampa 3 Daytona 9, Bradenton 1 SaturdayÂs game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and the Jupiter Hammerheads has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up.SundayÂs GamesNo games scheduledMondayÂs GamesDunedin at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Palm Beach at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -144 St. Louis +134 at Cincinnati -118 Pittsburgh +108 at Washington -220 Atlanta +200 at Phila. (1st) Off San Diego Off at Phila. (2nd) -153 San Diego +143 Los Angeles -138 at Milwaukee +128 at Arizona -172 Colorado +160American LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Seattle -215 Chicago +195 at Toronto -195 Baltimore +180 Boston -335 at Detroit +305 Minnesota -135 at Kansas City +125 Cleveland -161 at Texas +151 Houston -130 at Los Angeles +120InterleagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Tampa Bay -172 Miami +160 at Oakland -138 San Francisco +128 at N.Y. Yankees -164 N.Y. Mets +154 Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX Â„ Activated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. Optioned LHP Bobby Poyner to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Reinstated OF Avisal Garca from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Announced LHP Ryan Merritt cleared waivers and assigned him outright to Columbus (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned RHP Eduardo Paredes to Salt Lake. Reinstated RHP Nick Tropeano from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Recalled and optioned RHP Domingo Acevedo from and to Trenton (EL). TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Activated LHP Alex Claudio from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin BibensDirkx from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned RHP Ricardo Rodrguez to Round Rock.National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS Â„ Added RHP Jesse Chavez to the roster. Placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP James Norwood to Iowa. Added RHP Luke Farrell as the 26th man. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Placed INF Alex Blandino on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF-OF Brandon Dixon from Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Selected the contract of INF Garrett Hampson from Albuquerque (PCL). Placed INF DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day DL. Designated INF Daniel Castro for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Reinstated OF-1B Ryan Braun from the 10-day DL. Optioned C Jacob Nottingham to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS Â„ Traded RHP Jeurys Familia to Oakland for INF William Toffey, RHP Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Placed RHP Carlos Martinez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 20. Activated RHP Miles Mikolas from the paternity list. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). Added RHP Luke Weaver as the 26th man. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Optioned INF Ryder Jones to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated INF Brandon Belt from the paternity list.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS Â„ Signed RHP Trevor Simms. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Â„ Released LHP Kellen Croce and RHP Jose Nivar.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS Â„ Released RHP Ryan Leach and INF Steve Nysiztor. QUEBEC CAPITALES Â„ Signed LHP JP Stevenson.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS Â„ Signed RHP Keaton Conner. Released RHP Chris Amato. RIVER CITY RASCALS Â„ Released RHP David Flattery. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS Â„ Signed catcher Darrell Miller, Jr. Released RHP Will Stillman. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS Â„ Released OF D.J. Oliver.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS Â„ Waived G Antonius Cleveland, LOS ANGELES LAKERS Â„ Signed F Johnathan Williams.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueMINNESOTA WILD Â„ Agreed to terms with D Matt Dumba on a Â“ ve-year contract.GOLFHOLE-IN-ONEPaul Suffredini had a hole-in-one Thursday at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. Suffredini used a 6-iron on the 167-yard par 3 to ace the third hole. ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUBBRITISH OPEN SaturdayÂs leaders at Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Carnoustie, Scotland Purse: $10.5 million. Yardage: 7,402; Par: 71 (36-35) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundJordan Spieth 72-67-65Â„204 -9 Xander Schauffele 71-66-67Â„204 -9 Kevin Kisner 66-70-68Â„204 -9 Kevin Chappell 70-69-67Â„206 -7 Francesco Molinari 70-72-65Â„207 -6 Tiger Woods 71-71-66Â„208 -5 Webb Simpson 70-71-67Â„208 -5 Alex Noren 70-71-67Â„208 -5 Matt Kuchar 70-68-70Â„208 -5 Rory McIlroy 69-69-70Â„208 -5 Tommy Fleetwood 72-65-71Â„208 -5 Zach Johnson 69-67-72Â„208 -5 Justin Rose 72-73-64Â„209 -4 Austin Cook 72-70-67Â„209 -4 Adam Scott 71-70-68Â„209 -4 Charley Hoffman 71-70-68Â„209 -4 Tony Finau 67-71-71Â„209 -4 Zander Lombard 67-71-71Â„209 -4 Erik van Rooyen 67-71-71Â„209 -4 Yusaku Miyazato 71-74-65Â„210 -3 Chris Wood 70-74-66Â„210 -3 Byeong Hun An 73-71-66Â„210 -3 Haotong Li 71-72-67Â„210 -3 Kyle Stanley 72-69-69Â„210 -3 Ryan Moore 68-73-69Â„210 -3 Danny Willett 69-71-70Â„210 -3 Thorbjorn Olesen 70-70-70Â„210 -3 Satoshi Kodaira 72-71-68Â„211 -2 Sean Crocker 71-71-69Â„211 -2 Louis Oosthuizen 72-70-69Â„211 -2 Shaun Norris 74-68-69Â„211 -2 Lucas Herbert 73-69-69Â„211 -2 Michael Kim 73-69-69Â„211 -2 Patrick Cantlay 70-71-70Â„211 -2 Eddie Pepperell 71-70-70Â„211 -2 Pat Perez 69-68-74Â„211 -2 Bernhard Langer 73-71-68Â„212 -1 Phil Mickelson 73-69-70Â„212 -1 Rickie Fowler 70-69-73Â„212 -1 Patrick Reed 75-70-68Â„213 E Ross Fisher 75-70-68Â„213 E Jason Dufner 75-70-68Â„213 E Tom Lewis 75-70-68Â„213 E Marc Leishman 72-72-69Â„213 E Lee Westwood 72-72-69Â„213 E Julian Suri 74-69-70Â„213 E Thomas Pieters 70-73-70Â„213 E Stewart Cink 72-70-71Â„213 E Sung Kang 69-72-72Â„213 E Brandon Stone 68-72-73Â„213 E Adam Hadwin 73-70-71Â„214 +1 Yuta Ikeda 70-73-71Â„214 +1 Marcus Kinhult 74-69-71Â„214 +1 Jason Day 71-71-72Â„214 +1 Matthew Southgate 69-72-73Â„214 +1 Rhys Enoch 74-71-70Â„215 +2 a-Sam Locke 72-73-70Â„215 +2 Masahiro Kawamura 77-67-71Â„215 +2 Shubhankar Sharma 73-71-71Â„215 +2 Gary Woodland 71-72-72Â„215 +2 Gavin Green 72-73-71Â„216 +3 Ryan Fox 74-71-71Â„216 +3 Henrik Stenson 70-75-71Â„216 +3 Paul Casey 73-71-72Â„216 +3 Brett Rumford 74-70-72Â„216 +3 Kevin Na 70-73-73Â„216 +3 Cameron Davis 71-72-73Â„216 +3 Brooks Koepka 72-69-75Â„216 +3 Tyrrell Hatton 74-71-72Â„217 +4 Paul Dunne 71-73-73Â„217 +4 Cameron Smith 73-71-73Â„217 +4 Brendan Steele 68-76-73Â„217 +4 Luke List 70-70-77Â„217 +4 Keegan Bradley 74-71-73Â„218 +5 Bryson DeChambeau 75-70-73Â„218 +5 Si Woo Kim 71-72-75Â„218 +5 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 74-71-74Â„219 +6 Rafa Cabrera Bello 74-70-76Â„220 +7 Beau Hossler 73-70-77Â„220 +7BRITISH OPENFINAL-ROUND TEE TIMESAt Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland All times Eastern (a-amateur)Today3 a.m. Â„ Beau Hossler 3:10 a.m. Â„ Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Rafael Cabrera-Bello 3:20 a.m. Â„ Si Woo Kim, Bryson DeChambeau 3:30 a.m. Â„ Keegan Bradley, Luke List 3:40 a.m. Â„ Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith 3:50 a.m. Â„ Paul Dunne, Tyrrell Hatton 4 a.m. Â„ Brooks Koepka, Cameron Davis 4:10 a.m. Â„ Kevin Na, Brett Rumford 4:20 a.m. Â„ Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson 4:30 a.m. Â„ Ryan Fox, Gavin Green 4:45 a.m. Â„ Gary Woodland, Shubhankar Sharma 4:55 a.m. Â„ Masahiro Kawamura, a-Sam Locke 5:05 a.m. Â„ Rhys Enoch, Matthew Southgate 5:15 a.m. Â„ Jason Day, Marcus Kinhult 5:25 a.m. Â„ Yuta Ikeda, Adam Hadwin 5:35 a.m. Â„ Brandon Stone, Sung Kang 5:45 a.m. Â„ Stewart Cink, Thomas Pieters 5:55 a.m. Â„ Julian Suri, Lee Westwood 6:05 a.m. Â„ Marc Leishman, Tom Lewis 6:15 a.m. Â„ Jason Dufner, Ross Fisher 6:30 a.m. Â„ Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler 6:40 a.m. Â„ Eddie Pepperell, Phil Mickelson 6:50 a.m. Â„ Bernhard Langer, Pat Perez 7 a.m. Â„ Patrick Cantlay, Michael Kim 7:10 a.m. Â„ Lucas Herbert, Shaun Norris 7:20 a.m. Â„ Louis Oosthuizen, Sean Crocker 7:30 a.m. Â„ Satoshi Kodaira, Thorbjorn Olesen 7:40 a.m. Â„ Danny Willett, Ryan Moore 7:50 a.m. Â„ Kyle Stanley, Haotong Li 8 a.m. Â„ Byeong-Hun An, Chris Wood 8:15 a.m. Â„ Yusaku Miyazato, Erik Van Rooyen 8:25 a.m. Â„ Tony Finau, Zander Lombard 8:35 a.m. Â„ Charley Hoffman, Adam Scott 8:45 a.m. Â„ Austin Cook, Justin Rose 8:55 a.m. Â„ Zach Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood 9:05 a.m. Â„ Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar 9:15 a.m. Â„ Alex Noren, Webb Simpson 9:25 a.m. Â„ Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari 9:35 a.m. Â„ Kevin Chappell, Kevin Kisner 9:45 a.m. Â„ Xander Schauffele, Jordan SpiethPGA TOURBARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdayÂs leaders at Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Ky. Purse: $3.5 million; Yardage: 7,328; Par: 72Third RoundRobert Streb 67-68-63Â„198 Hunter Mahan 66-68-64Â„198 Tom Lovelady 66-67-65Â„198 Troy Merritt 62-67-69Â„198 Sam Ryder 68-68-63Â„199 Blayne Barber 71-65-63Â„199 Billy Horschel 65-66-68Â„199 Richy Werenski 66-66-68Â„200 Cameron Percy 67-64-69Â„200 J.T. Poston 69-66-66Â„201 Zac Blair 69-67-66Â„202 Davis Love III 68-68-66Â„202 Xinjun Zhang 70-65-67Â„202 Andres Romero 65-67-70Â„202 Brian Stuard 68-70-65Â„203 David Lingmerth 67-69-67Â„203 Brian Gay 67-68-68Â„203 Steve Wheatcroft 68-67-68Â„203 Josh Teater 68-66-69Â„203 Jonathan Byrd 66-72-66Â„204 Nick Taylor 67-71-66Â„204 John VanDerLaan 67-70-67Â„204 Danny Lee 69-68-67Â„204 D.A. Points 69-69-66Â„204 Conrad Shindler 72-64-69Â„205 Joel Dahmen 65-72-68Â„205 J.J. Henry 69-67-69Â„205 Ricky Barnes 67-69-69Â„205 Johnson Wagner 69-66-70Â„205 Robert Garrigus 70-69-66Â„205 William McGirt 68-72-65Â„205 Ben Silverman 67-70-69Â„206 Scott Brown 68-70-68Â„206 Heath Slocum 71-67-68Â„206 Mackenzie Hughes 68-70-68Â„206 John Peterson 67-71-68Â„206 Fabin Gmez 70-69-67Â„206 D.J. Trahan 67-68-71Â„206 Charlie Wi 68-66-72Â„206 Shawn Stefani 66-68-72Â„206 Chris Wilson 71-66-70Â„207 Sebastin Muoz 67-70-70Â„207 Billy Hurley III 71-67-69Â„207 Stephan Jaeger 70-67-70Â„207 John Oda 69-69-69Â„207 Michael Thompson 67-69-71Â„207 Brian Davis 71-68-68Â„207 Chris Kirk 71-68-68Â„207 Tyler Duncan 66-72-70Â„208 Seamus Power 70-68-70Â„208 Peter Malnati 69-68-71Â„208 Martin Piller 66-72-70Â„208 Rob Oppenheim 71-67-70Â„208 Jonathan Randolph 67-69-72Â„208 Matt Atkins 66-69-73Â„208 Cooper Musselman 70-69-69Â„208 Kyle Thompson 68-69-72Â„209 John Rollins 69-70-70Â„209 Dicky Pride 72-68-69Â„209 Parker McLachlin 69-68-73Â„210 Whee Kim 71-67-72Â„210 Lanto GrifÂ“ n 67-71-72Â„210 Daniel Summerhays 72-67-71Â„210 Will Cannon 69-71-70Â„210 Neal Lancaster 69-69-73Â„211 Nicholas Lindheim 67-72-72Â„211 Chip McDaniel 74-66-71Â„211 Shaun Micheel 70-68-75Â„213 Michael Bradley 69-70-74Â„213 Olin Browne 70-70-73Â„213 Jay Don Blake 70-70-73Â„213 Ethan Tracy 70-70-73Â„213 Jason Bohn 68-70-76Â„214Failed to Make the CutSkip Kendall 73-68Â„141 John Merrick 70-71Â„141 Matt Every 70-71Â„141 James Hahn 71-70Â„141 Cameron Tringale 72-69Â„141 Frank Adams III 70-71Â„141 Domenico Geminiani 74-67Â„141 Roberto Daz 69-72Â„141 Tim Wilkinson 69-72Â„141 Aaron Baddeley 68-73Â„141 Spencer Levin 73-68Â„141 Duffy Waldorf 69-72Â„141 Kevin Foley 72-69Â„141 Andrew Yun 73-68Â„141 Cody Gribble 71-71Â„142 Tyson Alexander 71-71Â„142 Grover Justice 72-70Â„142 Harris English 70-72Â„142 Brendon de Jonge 68-74Â„142 Corey Conners 73-70Â„143 Tyrone Van Aswegen 72-71Â„143 Wesley Bryan 69-74Â„143 Chad Campbell 74-70Â„144 Robert Allenby 73-71Â„144 Ar j un Atwal 76-68Â„144 Martin Flores 73-71Â„144 Tommy Gainey 73-71Â„144 Adam Schenk 69-75Â„144 Stuart Appleby 73-71Â„144 Brendon Todd 71-74Â„145 Greg Kraft 72-73Â„145 Charlie Beljan 70-75Â„145 David Hearn 75-70Â„145 Derek Fathauer 70-75Â„145 Dru Love 70-75Â„145 Cameron Beckman 70-75Â„145 Ken Duke 74-72Â„146 Mark Wilson 75-71Â„146 Tim Herron 71-75Â„146 Ryan Wenzler 70-76Â„146 Marc Turnesa 70-77Â„147 Ted Purdy 75-72Â„147 Peter Lonard 72-75Â„147 Daniel Chopra 75-73Â„148 Chris Smith 73-75Â„148 Frank Lickliter II 78-71Â„149 Brittany Lincicome 78-71Â„149 Brett Wetterich 75-74Â„149 Steven Bowditch 78-74Â„152 John Huston 74-78Â„152 Jonathan Kaye 76-76Â„152 WEB.COM TOURPINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdayÂs leaders at The Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Neb. Purse: $600,000; Yardage: 7,581; Par: 71Third RoundDawie van der Walt 66-66-69Â„201 David Skinns 68-66-69Â„203 Sungjae Im 65-67-71Â„203 Sean Kelly 73-67-64Â„204 Chad Ramey 70-68-66Â„204 Brian Richey 68-68-68Â„204 Sam Burns 69-66-69Â„204 Kramer Hickok 67-66-71Â„204 Conner Godsey 72-69-64Â„205 Joseph Bramlett 69-69-67Â„205 Wade BinÂ“ eld 69-67-69Â„205 Adam Svensson 69-68-68Â„205 Erik Barnes 68-66-71Â„205 Brock Mackenzie 69-64-72Â„205 Dan McCarthy 70-70-66Â„206 Chase Wright 67-72-67Â„206 Nick Rousey 71-70-66Â„207 Jack Maguire 70-70-67Â„207 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-69-67Â„207 Mark Anguiano 69-71-67Â„207 Bio Kim 73-67-67Â„207 Vince Covello 73-67-67Â„207 John Chin 68-71-68Â„207 Roberto Castro 71-68-68Â„207 Wes Roach 68-71-68Â„207 Jim Herman 69-68-70Â„207 Jonathan Hodge 69-68-70Â„207 Scott Pinckney 67-69-71Â„207 Curtis Thompson 67-68-72Â„207 Brandon Matthews 68-66-73Â„207 Ben Taylor 69-72-67Â„208 Sebastian Cappelen 73-68-67Â„208 Grant Leaver 72-68-68Â„208 Mark Anderson 71-69-68Â„208 Mark Baldwin 69-70-69Â„208 Doug Letson 70-69-69Â„208 Mark Hubbard 69-69-70Â„208 Rico Hoey 69-69-70Â„208 Fernando Mechereffe 70-67-71Â„208 Mike Van Sickle 68-69-71Â„208 Roger Sloan 69-67-72Â„208 J.T. GrifÂ“ n 72-68-69Â„209 Jordan Russell 74-66-69Â„209 Adam Long 69-70-70Â„209 Roland Thatcher 67-72-70Â„209 Justin Hicks 67-72-70Â„209 Armando Favela 69-70-70Â„209 Jared Wolfe 68-70-71Â„209 Bo Hoag 70-67-72Â„209 Derek Ernst 66-70-73Â„209 Adam Webb 69-67-73Â„209 Kyle Reifers 69-72-69Â„210 Alex Prugh 71-70-69Â„210 Chris Thompson 70-71-69Â„210 Scott Gutschewski 71-69-70Â„210 Trevor Cone 70-70-70Â„210 Donald Constable 72-67-71Â„210 Max McGreevy 71-70-70Â„211 Steven Alker 69-72-70Â„211 Kyle Jones 72-68-71Â„211 Brandon Crick 71-69-71Â„211 Henrik Norlander 70-69-72Â„211 Jim Knous 70-68-73Â„211 Brad HopÂ“ nger 73-68-71Â„212 Stuart Macdonald 74-67-71Â„212 Vince India 70-70-72Â„212 Chris Baker 72-68-72Â„212 William Kropp 66-75-72Â„213 Gerardo Ruiz 71-70-72Â„213 Matt Ryan 71-70-72Â„213 Luke Guthrie 71-69-73Â„213 Christian Brand 68-71-74Â„213 Andre Metzger 66-72-75Â„213 Carlos Sainz Jr 67-70-77Â„214 Casey Wittenberg 71-70-74Â„215 Kevin Lucas 70-70-75Â„215 Andres Gonzales 68-73-75Â„216 Hank Lebioda 67-71-78Â„216 Ray BeauÂ“ ls 71-69-77Â„217 Michael Buttacavoli 69-71-78Â„218U.S. JUNIOR AMATEURSaturday at Baltusrol Golf Club, SpringÂ“ eld, N.J. Upper Course: 7,280 yards, Par: 71Championship (36 holes)Michael Thorbjornsen, Wellesley, Mass., def. Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C., 1 up.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPFOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 301 LINEUPAfter Friday qualifying, race today, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.06 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 133.591 mph. 2. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.502. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.431. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.361. 5. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 132.720. 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 132.715. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 132.674. 8. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 132.618. 9. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 132.581. 10. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 132.462. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 132.383. 12. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 132.190. 13. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 132.586. 14. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 132.554. 15. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 132.402. 16. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 132.379. 17. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 132.259. 18. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 132.200. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 132.094. 20. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 132.039. 21. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 131.925. 22. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 131.738. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 131.447. 24. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 131.238. 25. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 131.247. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 130.954. 27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 130.860. 28. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 130.783. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 130.568. 30. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 130.532. 31. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 130.483. 32. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 129.213. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 129.151. 34. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 129.134. 35. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 127.577. 36. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 127.555. 37. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 124.556.NASCAR XFINITYLAKES REGION 200Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (2) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200 laps, 0 rating, 53 points. 2. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 0, 0. 3. (3) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200, 0, 51. 4. (5) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 47. 5. (14) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 35. 6. (8) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200, 0, 43. 7. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 33. 8. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 35. 9. (4) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 0, 32. 10. (11) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 0. 11. (6) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 42. 12. (24) Ryan Reed, Ford, 200, 0, 25. 13. (13) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 24. 14. (16) Kaz Grala, Ford, 200, 0, 23. 15. (17) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 24. 16. (19) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 21. 17. (15) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200, 0, 24. 18. (18) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 19. 19. (12) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 0. 20. (25) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 17. 21. (34) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 16. 22. (22) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 15. 23. ( 21) Alex Labbe Chevrolet 198 0 14. 24. (29) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 13. 25. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 12. 26. (20) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 11. 27. (35) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 10. 28. (27) David Starr, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 9. 29. (37) Bayley Currey, Toyota, 190, 0, 0. 30. (40) Angela Ruch, Chevrolet, 188, 0, 7. 31. (39) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 182, 0, 6. 32. (28) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, accident, 176, 0, 5. 33. (30) Donald Theetge, Chevrolet, 172, 0, 4. 34. (33) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, ignition, 165, 0, 3. 35. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, engine, 130, 0, 2. 36. (23) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 113, 0, 1. 37. (38) Carl Long, Dodge, brakes, 62, 0, 1. 38. (32) Timmy Hill, Toyota, vibration, 57, 0, 1. 39. (36) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 32, 0, 1. 40. (31) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 22, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 99.607 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 7 minutes, 27 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.416 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 33 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski 0; C.Bell 1-48; R.Preece 49; B.Keselowski 50-53; R.Preece 54-57; B.Keselowski 58-83; R.Preece 84; B.Keselowski 85-93; E.Sadler 94-119; C.Bell 120-145; B.Keselowski 146-163; D.Hemric 164166; B.Keselowski 167-181; C.Bell 182-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Bell, 3 times for 90 laps; B.Keselowski, 6 times for 67 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 25 laps; R.Preece, 3 times for 3 laps; D.Hemric, 1 time for 2 laps. Wins: C.Bell, 3; J.Allgaier, 2; B.Keselowski, 2; A.Dillon, 1; R.Preece, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 654; 2. D.Hemric, 650; 3. E.Sadler, 643; 4. C.Custer, 637; 5. J.Allgaier, 602; 6. T.Reddick, 553; 7. B.Jones, 543; 8. R.Truex, 503; 9. M.Tifft, 493; 10. A.Cindric, 452.FORMULA ONEGERMAN GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter qualifying Saturday, race today, at Hockenheim Ring, Hockenheim, Germany Lap length: 2.82 milesThird Session1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:11.212. 2. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes GP, 1:11.416. 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:11.547. 4. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull, 1:11.822. 5. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1, 1:12.200. 6. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas F1, 1:12.544. 7. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:12.560. 8. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:12.692. 9. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:12.717. 10. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 1:12.774. Eliminated after second session 11. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren, 1:13.657. 12. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams, 1:13.702. 13. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:13.736. 14. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes GP, No Time. 15. x-Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, No Time. Eliminated after Â“ rst session 16. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India, 1:13.720. 17. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:13.749. 18. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:14.045. 19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams, 1:14.206. 20. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren, 1:14.401. x-Will start from the back of the grid due to multiple replacement power unit elements.NHRA MELLO YELLOW DRAG RACINGMILE HIGH NATIONALS QUALIFYINGFriday night at Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo. Qualifying continued Saturday for todayÂs Â“ nal eliminations. Top Fuel1. Leah Pritchett, 3.806 seconds, 317.19 mph. 2. Steve Torrence, 3.813, 325.45. 3. Clay Millican, 3.814, 326.71. 4. Mike Salinas, 3.865, 272.12. 5. Scott Palmer, 3.907, 280.66. 6. Blake Alexander, 3.912, 300.60. 7. Brittany Force, 3.964, 254.42. 8. Tony Schumacher, 4.036, 299.40. 9. Antron Brown, 4.081, 248.07. 10. Greg Carrillo, 4.239, 287.47. 11. Jim Maroney, 4.295, 261.88. 12. Terry Totten, 4.449, 216.13. 13. Doug Kalitta, 4.706, 173.65. 14. Richie Crampton, 4.739, 167.09. 15. Terry McMillen, 9.166, 80.24.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.966, 322.73. 2. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.986, 321.58. 3. John Force, Camaro, 4.007, 322.27. 4. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.007, 320.81. 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.031, 305.29. 6. Shawn Langdon, Toyota Camry, 4.048, 315.34. 7. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.083, 305.01. 8. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.140, 299.40. 9. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.197, 302.08. 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.217, 294.56. 11. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.287, 272.50. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.457, 195.85. 13. Todd Simpson, Charger, 4.462, 270.81. 14. Terry Haddock, Toyota Solara, 4.583, 240.38. 15. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.933, 161.48. 16. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.952, 161.27. Not QualiÂ“ ed: 17. Jim Campbell, 6.431, 88.11.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.933, 197.19. 2. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.935, 197.68. 3. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.937, 196.90. 4. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.940, 198.12. 5. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.942, 197.57. 6. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.950, 196.96. 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.959, 196.62. 8. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.962, 197.16. 9. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.965, 196.96. 10. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.965, 196.85. 11. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.971, 196.93. 12. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.983, 196.82. 13. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.987, 196.99. 14. Will Hatcher, Dodge Dart, 7.167, 191.40. 15. Joey Grose, Camaro, 10.066, 94.07.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.132, 186.56. 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.146, 188.04. 3. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 7.155, 188.23. 4. Matt Smith, Victory, 7.158, 185.54. 5. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.207, 185.77. 6. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 7.220, 182.43. 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 7.230, 184.95. 8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.234, 185.61. 9. Angie Smith, Buell, 7.243, 181.69. 10. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 7.253, 185.46. 11. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 7.259, 183.05. 12. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.266, 182.45. 13. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 7.288, 182.45. 14. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.309, 183.57. 15. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.393, 178.92. 16. Cory Reed, Buell, 7.417, 182.23. Not QualiÂ“ ed: 17. Kelly Clontz, 7.555, 180.69.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 13 4 5 44 46 25 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 12 5 2 38 39 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 10 3 24 26 33 Chicago 6 11 5 23 34 43 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 5 11 4 19 32 39 D.C. United 3 8 5 14 27 33WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 5 35 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 LA Galaxy 9 7 4 31 37 31 Portland 8 3 6 30 26 22 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 Houston 7 6 5 26 36 26 Vancouver 7 9 5 26 30 42 Minnesota United 8 11 1 25 28 39 Seattle 5 9 5 20 18 23 Colorado 4 11 4 16 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 18Minnesota United 2, New England 1SaturdayÂs GamesAtlanta United FC 3, D.C. United 1 Seattle 2 Vancouver 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Philadelphia 1 New York 2, New England 0 Toronto FC 2, Chicago 1 Orlando City at Columbus, late FC Dallas at Houston, late Colorado at Real Salt Lake, late Montreal at Portland, lateTodayÂs GameLos Angeles FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesNew York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Seattle at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.ThursdayÂs GamesNew York City FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. L.A. Galaxy at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, July 28Chicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Columbus at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m. Minnesota United at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, July 29New York City FC at Seattle, 5 p.m. Orlando City at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed Â“ rst) QUARTERFINALS July 18Philadelphia Union (MLS) 1, Orlando City (MLS) 0 Chicago Fire (MLS) 4, Louisville City (USL) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 4, Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2 Los Angeles (MLS) 3, Portland Timbers (MLS) 2NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.FridayÂs GameNorth Carolina 0, Utah 0, tieSaturdayÂs GamesSeattle 1, Orlando 1, tie Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Houston at Washington, ppd.Saturday, July 28Sky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 5Portland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 Â„ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 Â„ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 Â„ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 Â„ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 Â„ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Â„ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 Â„ vs. Italy (tentative)PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBAtlanta 14 9 .609 Â„ Washington 14 10 .583 Connecticut 12 12 .500 2 Chicago 8 16 .333 6 New York 7 17 .292 7 Indiana 3 21 .125 11WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 18 6 .750 Â„ Phoenix 15 9 .625 3 Dallas 14 10 .583 4 Los Angeles 14 10 .583 4 Minnesota 13 10 .565 4 Las Vegas 11 13 .458 7FridayÂs GamesSeattle 78, Connecticut 65 Chicago 114, Dallas 99 Indiana 78, Los Angeles 76SaturdayÂs GamesWashington 95, New York 78 Minnesota at Phoenix, lateTodayÂs GamesSeattle at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Connecticut at Dallas, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Indiana at Las Vegas, 6 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNone scheduled CYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCE14TH STAGESaturday at Mende, France A 117-mile leg from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Mende: 1. Omar Fraile, Spain, Astana Pro Team, 4:41:57. 2. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, :06 behind. 3. Jasper Stuyven, Belgium, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 4. Peter Sagan, Slovaki, Bora-Hansgrohe, :12. 5. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing Team, :17. 6. Simon Geschke, Germany, Team Sunweb, :19. 7. Nicolas Edet, France, CoÂ“ dis, Solutions Credits, same time. 8. Lilian Calmejane, France, Direct Energie, :23. 9. Daryl Impey, South Africa, MitcheltonScott, :30. 10. Thomas De Gendt, Belgium, Lotto Soudal, :37. 11. Pierre Rolland, France, EF Education FirstDrapac, :51. 12. Daniel Martinez, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:06. 13. Anthony Perez, France, CoÂ“ dis, Solutions Credits, 1:18. 14. Gorka Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain-Merida, 1:26. 15. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, 1:46. 16. Thomas Degand, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 17. Stefan Kng, Switzerland, BMC Racing Team, 2:07. 18. Andrey Amador, Costa Rica, Movistar Team, same time. 19. Tom-Jelte Slagter, Netherlands, Dimension Data, 2:25. 20. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing Team, same time.Also29. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 18:01. 30. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 18:09. 31. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Team Sunweb, same time. 32. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, same time. 33. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar Team, 18:19. 34. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 18:23. 36. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 40. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 18:38. 50. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 19:52. 41. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar Team, 18:38. 74. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 22:13. 78. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 94. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 23:15. 133. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 24:33. 143. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 25:22.Overall Standings (After 14 stages)1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, 58:10:44. 2. Chris Froome Britain Sk y, 1:39. 3. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:50. 4. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 2:38. 5. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:21. 6. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, 3:42. 7. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 3:57. 8. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 4:23. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 6:14. 10. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 6:54. 11. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 9:36. 12. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 9:53. 13. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha Alpecin, 10:01. 14. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Mitchelton-Scott, 16:22. 15. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 17:28. 16. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 19:55. 17. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing Team, 21:26. 18. Tanel Kangert, Estonia, Astana Pro Team, 21:36. 19. Egan Bernal, Colombia, Team Sky, 23:44. 20. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, 25:45.Also38. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 57:30. 69. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:30:57. 85. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 1:41:15. 133. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:09:43. 151. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:43:49.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 Â„ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lÂIleÂ„ Fontenay-le-Comte, Â” at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 Â„ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-GermainÂ„ La Roche-sur-Yon, Â” at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan)July 9 Â„ Stage 3: CholetÂ„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22.1) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 Â„ Stage 4: La BauleÂ„Sarzeau, Â” at (195-121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 11 Â„ Stage 5: LorientÂ„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)July 12 Â„ Stage 6: BrestÂ„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet)July 13 Â„ Stage 7: FougeresÂ„Chartres, Â” at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet)July 14 Â„ Stage 8: DreuxÂ„Amiens Metropole, Â” at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet)July 15 Â„ Stage 9: Arras CitadelleÂ„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) (John Degenkolb, Germany; Van Avermaet)July 16 Â„ Rest Day: AnnecyJuly 17 Â„ Stage 10: AnnecyÂ„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) (Julian Alaphilippe, France; Van Avermaet)July 18 Â„ Stage 11: AlbertvilleÂ„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.567.4) (Geraint Thomas, Britain; Thomas)July 19 Â„ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les ArcsÂ„Alpe dÂHuez, high mountain (175.5109.1) (Thomas; Thomas)Friday Â„ Stage 13: Bourg dÂOisansÂ„Valence, Â” at (169.5-105.3) (Sagan; Thomas)Saturday Â„ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateauxÂ„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) (Omar Fraile, Spain; Thomas)Today Â„ Stage 15: MillauÂ„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8)Monday Â„ Rest Day: CarcassonneTuesday Â„ Stage 16: CarcassonneÂ„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5)Wednesday Â„ Stage 17: Bagneres-deLuchonÂ„Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4)Thursday Â„ Stage 18: Trie-sur-BaiseÂ„Pau, Â” at (171-106.3)July 27 Â„ Stage 19: LourdesÂ„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6)July 28 Â„ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-NivelleÂ„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3)July 29 Â„ Stage 21: HouillesÂ„Paris ChampsElysees, Â” at (116-72.1)Total Â„ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 milesTENNISATP WORLD TOURDELL TECHNOLOGIES HALL OF FAME OPENSaturday at The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, R.I. Purse: $557,050 (WT250); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsRamkumar Ramanathan, India, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 7-5. Steve Johnson (3), United States, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-3, 6-3.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipJonathan Erlich, Israel, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (4), Mexico, 6-1, 6-2.PLAVA LAGUNA CROATIA OPENSaturday at ATP Stadion Goran Ivanisevic, Umag, Croatia Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsGuido Pella, Argentina, def. Robin Haase (6), Netherlands, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Marco Trungelliti, Argentina, def. Marco Cecchinato (3), Italy, 6-2, 6-1.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipRobin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, def. Roman Jebavy and Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4.SKISTAR SWEDISH OPENSaturday at Bastad Tennis Stadium, Bastad, Sweden Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsFabio Fognini (3), Italy, def. Fernando Verdasco (5), Spain, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. Richard Gasquest (4), France, def. Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-3.MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsSimone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald (1), Austria, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.WTA TOURLADIES CHAMPIONSHIPS GSTAADSaturday at Roy Emerson Arena, Gstaad, Switzerland Purse: $226,750 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsMandy Minella, Luxembourg, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Alize Cornet (1), France, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 7-6 (5), 1-0 retired.WomenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsAlexa Guarachi, Chile, and Desirae K rawczyk, United States, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 1-6, 6-2, 10-5. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia, and Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan,3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8.BRD BUCHAREST OPEN Satudday at Arenele BNR Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsPetra Martic (4), Croatia, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu (2), Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova (1), Latvia, def. Polona Hercog (8), Slovenia, 6-1, 0-0 retired.WomenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsIrina-Camelia Begu and Andreea Mitu, Romania, def. Jacqueline Cristian and ElenaGabriela Ruse, Romania, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6. Danka Kovinic, Montenegro, and Maryna Zanevska, Belgium, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu and Raluca Olaru ( 1) Romania 6-4 6-1.
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, July 22, 2018 / The SunBy DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Â„ When Elena Delle Donne gets going early, it makes the Washington MysticsÂ offense flow so much better. The All-Star captain had 15 of her 30 points in the opening period to help Washington beat the New York Liberty 95-78 on Saturday. ÂIt definitely helps the spread the floor better when IÂm hitting shots,ÂŽ said Delle Donne, who also had 10 rebounds. She hit all six of her shots in the opening period, including three 3-pointers Â„ most of them just swishing through the net. The Mystics won for only the second time in their past six games and sit in a three-way tie for fourth in the league. ÂEvery game matter so much,ÂŽ Delle Donne said. ÂItÂs going to be a sprint to the finish.ÂŽ Washington (14-10) led by eight at the half, and Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver combined for 20 points of the teamÂs 32 points in the third quarter to extend the advantage to 75-53. Toliver finished with 19 points and eight assists. New York (7-17) tried to get back in the game behind rookie Kia Nurse, who had eight straight points during one stretch to get the Liberty within 11. But thatÂs as close as they could come. ÂExcellent effort in the fourth quarter by all who came in,ÂŽ Liberty coach Katie Smith said. Â. Maybe we can bottle that up and get four quarters of that.ÂŽ New York is all but assured of missing the playoffs this season after making the postseason the past three years. ÂItÂs going to be rough to try to get in,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂBut I think for us, itÂs going out every night and being proud of what we did that night and proud of how we played, proud of our effort. ItÂs tough to win in this league anyways.ÂŽ Tina Charles scored 22 points, including her 3,000th in New York. Sugar Rodgers added 16 for the Liberty.Swatting away the record bookKiah Stokes tied the franchise record for career blocks, equaling the mark of 155 set by Sue Wicks of 155.Training roomMystics: Natasha Cloud is still out with a concussion. Coach Mike Thibault hopes to have her back soon. Liberty: Epiphanny Prince (left eye) and Shavonte Zellous (right ankle) missed the game because of injuries they suffered in a loss to Atlanta. Up nextMystics: Visit Connecticut on Tuesday in their last game before the All-Star break. Liberty: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday in their last game before the AllStar break.WNBA: MYSTICS 95, LIBERTY 78Delle Donne scores 30 as Mystics beat LibertyBy ALEX ESPINOZAAssociated PressSAN FRANCISCO Â„ Ellia Green walked out of a medical room in the bowels of AT&T Park and looked up at a TV screen on the wall. She couldnÂt have liked what she saw. While her teammates placed their hands on their heads in disbelief, France was celebrating on the field after stunning Australia 19-12 to reach its first Rugby World Cup Sevens final. Green, an Olympic champion, scored AustraliaÂs second try but then received a hard tackle and was escorted off for a head injury assessment. Australia led 12-0 at the time. ÂCongratulations to the French team,ÂŽ Australia coach John Manenti said. ÂThey had to fight back from a halftime deficit. To bring (Green) off, sheÂs an impact player. She plays another minute or two, scores a try, or chases someone down, things are different.ÂŽ France replacement Anne Cecile Ciofani found some breathing room on the left side and scampered in with the match-winning try on the final play to complete the comeback. ÂThereÂs too much emotion I can tell you,ÂŽ Ciofani said. ÂItÂs so wonderful. ItÂs just magic. We won against a great team. I canÂt explain it. Too amazing.ÂŽ France will face defending champion and heavy favorite New Zealand in the final later Saturday. The Black Ferns repelled a stiff semifinals test from the host Americans in a 26-21 victory. They didnÂt make it safe until Sarah Goss set up Portia Woodman for their fourth try and 26-14 with a minute to go. New Zealand won all four meetings with France this season on the world series. But Woodman said: ÂTheyÂre going to be unpredictable.ÂŽRUGBYFrance upset Australia to face New Zealand in RWC 7s womenÂs Â“ nal Associated PressGSTAAD, Switzerland Â„ Mandy Minella has a chance at becoming the third mother to win a WTA singles title in the last 12 months after reaching the Ladies Championships Gstaad final on Saturday. Minella, of Luxembourg, overcame 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career final at 32. She will meet topseeded Alize Cornet of France, who beat Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (5), 1-0 when the Canadian retired with a right thigh injury in their semifinal. ÂI was congratulating her after each of her matches,ÂŽ Cornet said of Minella. ÂBeing a mom, itÂs not easy itÂs such a comeback.ÂŽ Minella gave birth to a daughter in October. The other mothers to win in the past year were Kateryna Bondarenko in Tashkent last year, and Tatjana Maria at Mallorca last month. Cornet will be going for her sixth WTA singles title, but first in more than two years. She was broken by Bouchard early but broke straight back. Cornet saved four set points in the seventh game, and Bouchard saved three in the 10th. Cornet prevailed in a tight tiebreaker by being the first to win two points in a row. Bouchard then couldnÂt play on in her first semifinal in 18 months. ÂIf she had won the first set, maybe she would have kept going. She was playing amazing,ÂŽ Cornet said. ÂIÂm glad to be in the final ... and I hope I can get to the trophy.ÂŽTENNIS: WTAMinella reaches Â“ rst WTA Â“ nal 9 months after babyBy JEROME PUGMIREAssociated PressHOCKENHEIM, Germany Â„ Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the German Grand Prix while Lewis HamiltonÂs hopes took another blow on Saturday. Already trailing Vettel by eight points in the title race, Hamilton starts SundayÂs race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure. A huge roar went up from German fans at the Hockenheimring as their local favorite Â„ Vettel grew up near the track Â„ moved to the top of the leaderboard with seconds left in qualifying. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had only just beaten VettelÂs leading time when Vettel produced a stunning lap to move back in front by about 0.2 seconds. ÂTo do it here, just minutes from where I was born and grew up, it means a lot,ÂŽ Vettel said. ÂIÂm confident for tomorrow.ÂŽ Vettel has won the German GP only once Â„ five years ago when it was held at the Nuerburgring Â„ but never at Hockeneim. His 55th career pole position felt even sweeter. ÂTodayÂs one of my best. I have a mixed relationship with this track. For some reason it has never come together,ÂŽ Vettel said. ÂThe car was really a pleasure to drive. Some days you can feel you have something in your hands. ThatÂs the feeling I had.ÂŽ FerrariÂs good day was completed with Kimi Raikkonen third fastest, ahead of Red BullÂs Max Verstappen. Earlier, German fans cheered for a different reason when HamiltonÂs Mercedes suddenly stalled on track in the first part of qualifying, known as Q1. It happened shortly after Hamilton slid off the track, went through some rough grass, and jumped a kerb Â„ momentarily airborne Â„ before coming back onto the track. ÂIt was the hydraulics ... the power steering failed,ÂŽ Hamilton said. ÂI was carrying a lot of speed and I couldnÂt really slow down.ÂŽ The British driver desperately tried to push his car back to the pits so he could continue qualifying, but even with the help of track officials he realized it was a futile effort. Moments later, Hamilton was slumped over his car, head down for several moments. ÂIt was a shame to see him go out, and I mean it,ÂŽ said Vettel, who is aiming for his fifth win this season and 52nd overall. Hamilton is one win away from matching F1 great Michael SchumacherÂs record of four German GP wins, but he will need an exceptional drive Â„ and probably a little good fortune Â„ to achieve that. After a huge downpour drenched the track for final practice earlier Saturday, led by Monaco driver Charles Leclerc, the Hockenheimring dried out somewhat by the time qualifying started. After veering off track, a worried Hamilton complained over his team radio that his gears would not change. Within moments, fans had the rare sight of a four-time F1 champion Â„ who has just signed a whopping new two-year contract Â„ pushing his own car. After giving up, Hamilton ripped his driving gloves off in frustration as he walked away. He jumped onto the back of a scooter, taking him to the paddock area. With cameras fixed firmly on him, Hamilton walked slowly before standing completely still for several seconds, his helmet still on, seemingly unable to comprehend his misfortune. It is the latest reliability issue to blight the oncedominant Mercedes team after Hamilton and Bottas were forced to retire from the Austrian GP three weeks ago. There have also been communication errors and strategy mistakes. Hamilton faces another slog through the field after being bumped off the track by Raikkonen early in the British GP two weeks ago. In that race, he clawed back from last to finish second. Although Hamilton is way down, he still needs to watch his back on Sunday. Daniel Ricciardo, who has won two races, starts from last place because of an engine penalty. He incurred it because Red Bull made changes to the hybrid system, the energy store and the electronics unit for a combined total of 20 grid positions. Drivers can use two of each specific engine part during the season before penalties, but this is the third time he is using each individual element. Hamilton and Ricciardo carving through the midfield, possibly dueling with each other, promises to be an exciting spectacle.AUTO RACING: F1Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th AP PHOTOFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, celebrates after setting a pole position with second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, left, and third placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland during the qualifying session at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday. By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressLOUDON, N.H. Â„ Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity. The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race. Bell pulled off the towering achievement of winning two straight Xfinity races against former champs from NASCARÂs top-tier series who moonlight on Saturdays. Bell topped 2015 Cup champion Kyle Busch to win last weekÂs race at Kentucky Speedway and he followed up Saturday in the No. 20 Toyota by keeping Keselowski at bay down the stretch for his third win this season. ÂYou hope to race those guys at one point, so IÂm thankful that I get the opportunity here in the Xfinity Series to race with them and proud that IÂm able to compete with them, let alone beat them,ÂŽ Bell said. Keselowski had won the pole Saturday but was dropped to the rear of the field because he was late to the mandatory drivers meeting. It proved to be nothing more than a mild inconvenience for Keselowski in the No. 22 Ford. He stormed past the second-tier regulars and had his fourth straight Xfinity win in sight. Bell, who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing, had the fresh tires that Keselowski needed and that was enough to ring in a victory lane celebration. Bell gave his checkered flag to a young fan in the stands. ÂI hope it means a lot more to that kid than it is to me,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou know, we get trophies, we get all sorts of trophies, so hopefully it means a lot to that kid.ÂŽ JGR fields cars for Busch and Bell, one reason itÂs continued to have success in Xfinity. ÂTheyÂve won before me, theyÂre going to win after me,ÂŽ Bell said. ÂItÂs my job to make sure they win with me.ÂŽ Ryan Preece, John Hunter Nemechek and Matt Tift completed the top five to complete a solid showing for the Xfinity regulars. ÂYou see all this crap going around the Internet that Cup guys shouldnÂt be allowed in Xfinity,ÂŽ Bell said. ÂWhy?ÂŽ Because Xfinity is supposed to be the series where the stars of NASCARÂs future are discovered. Instead, they spent this season looking up at Cup regulars Busch, Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon as race winners. But Bell said he wanted them in Xfinity so he could race against the best drivers in NASCAR.AUTO RACING: NASCARBell tops New Hampshire Â“ eldAP PHOTOChristopher Bell celebrates his win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
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