North Port Deputy Police Chief Chris Morales says ofÂ“cers go to work Âknowing in the back of their mind they may not come home. You canÂt put a price tag on that.ÂŽ That fact alone may be enough to justify the difference between pay for police ofÂ“cers and teachers, who also today Â“nd themselves increasingly in the line of Â“re at school shootings. Politicians have even pushed to arm them in the classroom. Everyone knows those in both types of publicly funded positions werenÂt able to go out as part of living the American Dream and buy a $3 million yacht the same day Congress approved federal tax cuts. Forbes magazine in Â“ndings concluded this past week on Âan unfortunate reality of American society: Jobs with high civic duty and moral value do not pay well.ÂŽ But for these workers Â“nding themselves on this part of the pay scale, a decade of data does show police ofÂ“cers usually go into the job making more than teachers, supported by the Forbes report and based on new studies by the GOBankingRates web site. Is that because of public image and politics? Sarasota ClassiÂ“ed Teachers Association Executive Director Barry Dubin thinks so, offering a largely tongue-in-cheek suggestion. "When a politician is running for ofÂ“ce with a police ofÂ“cer behind him, they have nice uniforms that can identify them," Dubin said. "Maybe teachers ought to get uniforms." The median pay for teachers in Florida is $44,910 annually, according to the Florida Department of Education, while federal numbers show police ofÂ“cers statewide have a median of $55,931, one of the wider gaps in America. Nationally, the third largest state is near the bottom for teacher pay and in the middle of the pack for law enforcement, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Marshall Project, which focuses on the criminal justice system, found that law enforcement ofÂ“cers are paid 150 percent or more of the typical median salary for other jobs in 25 of 50 states not including pension or overtime. Job postings show the opening salary for a Charlotte deputy is $41,683 with opportunities for raises that drive up the median pay and $47,154 for a starting North Port ofÂ“cer while a Â“rst-year Charlotte educator with a bachelorÂs degree earns $38,233 on a 10-month contract with potential annual hikes of about $500, according to the salary schedule. The Sarasota County SheriffÂs Department web site shows a newly hired state-certiÂ“ed deputy can earn more than $52,000, which can be affected by the shift worked and what was negotiated based on experience. In the Sarasota County school system, where the district put on its marquee earlier this year that it has Âthe best paid teachers in Florida,ÂŽ the minimum is $44,300. Changing school climateAn argument for higher base pay for police has always been that their daily job is more dangerous Â„ with a daily risk and less compensation, a study by The Marshall Project shows. Another factor that weighs into the equation is that police are allowed overtime pay, unlike teachers No oneÂs Âgetting richÂBy SOMMER BROKAWSUN CORRESPONDENTWho is worth more, teachers, cops? AP PHOTOA teacher holds up a sign during a rally at the Kentucky state Capitol on the issue of increased funding this year. Protests escalated in 2018 around America as average salaries (ination-adjusted) continue to decrease nationally. FIVE HIGHEST PAYING STATES: TEACHERSAverage 1. New York: $81,613 2. Alaska: $80,627 3. Connecticut: $78,567 4. California: $76,523 5. Massachusetts: $75,720 Â„ Source: Forbes July 31, 2018 report, gobankingrates.com, Bureau of Labor StatisticsSTARTING PAYCharlotte teacher: $38,233 Punta Gorda police ocer: $41,225 Charlotte state-certied deputy: $41,683 Sarasota teacher: $44,300 North Port police: $47,154 Sarasota state-certied deputy: $43,264 $52,005Â„ Source: Agency web sites; Sarasota deputy pay aected by shift worked and what was negotiated based on experience FLORIDA RANKINGFlorida, the third largest state in the nation, ranks No. 45 in average salary of teachers and No. 44 in public school revenue per student. Â„ Source: National Education Association Ranking of the States 2017 THE BOTTOM LINEWith classes about to resume, this is part of a series of Back to School stories. Except for a few rst-year instructors, who began last week, most teachers report beginning this week, with Charlotte County students showing up Friday and Sarasota County pupils starting the subsequent Monday. Coming Monday: Public education thatÂs vital to the economy and often gets overlooked RICH | 4 MORALESSarasota County Schools is the second-best school district in the state, according to the latest rankings from the website niche.com. Charlotte County Public Schools came in 14th overall, and it was ranked Â“rst for safety, the online rankings show. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Niche puts out annual report cards through its website, which rank and review schools and neighborhoods throughout the country. School district rankings were released Aug. 1. As far as safety, Sarasota County Schools came in at 17th in the niche review. Those ratings were based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates, and rates for expulsion, suspension and school related arrests. Overall, Sarasota County Schools snagged an A-minus in NicheÂs 2019 Best School Districts in Florida report. That was an increase from sixth in 2018 when the district was given a B-plus grade by niche. Niche spokesperson Jessica Hair said in last yearÂs ranking, Charlotte County Public Schools also had an overall grade of B-plus and was ranked 14th. For the latest 2019 rankings, the district was again ranked 14th but was given a B overall. St. Johns County School District in St. Augustine snagged the top spot as best Florida school district in the ranking, and was given Website ranks local school districtsSarasota 2nd best overall, Charlotte safest in stateBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERASSISTANT EDITORRANKS | 4The Charlotte County Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.) served 103 sexual assault victims last year and received 179 hotline calls. Yet, sexual battery cases reported to law enforcement in the county numbered only 33. Arrests for sexual battery were even fewer, at just 18. The situation in Charlotte County is not unusual. Across the nation, sexual crimes are underreported and challenging to investigate, area law enforcement ofÂ“cials stated. In Sarasota County, 82 cases were reported last year, but just 31 arrests were made. For the past four years, the arrests per reported crimes in Sarasota County has never been above 40.2 percent. ÂA lot of the challenges that we have in the sexual abuse cases is the lack of evidence,ÂŽ said Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce Lt. John Heck. ÂA lot of times, the victim will wait a day or two to decide if they want to get involved in the process, and any evidence we could have had is gone.ÂŽ Major Paul Richard, with the Sarasota County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce, said physical evidence is paramount in sexual battery cases, because there are typically no other witnesses. Then, it becomes a Âhe said, she saidÂŽ scenario. ÂYou have one partyÂs perception of an event and the otherÂs partyÂs perception, and they may differ a great deal,ÂŽ he said. Perceptions may be further clouded by the use of alcohol or drugs, which make it difÂ“cult for victims to articulate exactly what transpired if their memory of the event is fuzzy. ÂHaving said all that, IÂm hoping thereÂs going to be a bit of an upward trend,ÂŽ Richard said. ÂI think the publicÂs perception nationally is that this occurs. This still Sexual assault victims stack up as arrests lagBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER ARRESTS | 5 SEE THE REVIEWSThe Niche 2019 Best School Districts in Florida can be viewed online at: www. niche.com/k12/ search/best-schooldistricts/s/florida/CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 217AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Partly sunnyHigh 93 Low 76$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodayÂs weather: Sunday, August 5, 2018 TRUMP RIPS LEBRON JAMESÂ SMARTS BEFORE RALLY IN OHIOAhead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald TrumpÂs latest tweet derided the intelligence of one of the nationÂs most prominent men in the sports industry. 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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia In an election where Democrats are hoping to Â”ip the majority on Capitol Hill, two hopefuls aspire to turn District 17 blue. The district hasnÂt had a Democratic representative since 2010, when Fr ederica Wilson defeated independent candidate Roderick D. Vereen with 86 percent of the vote. Since U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, a Republican, is retiring, candidates April Freeman and Bill Pollard are vying to turn the tides once again. Though neither candidate has experience in public ofÂ“ce, they do have credentials in other areas that could translate to Congress. Pollard, a respiratory therapist at a sleep center, noticed there were a lot of people in his area unhappy with their representation. Pollard suggested a Âfast tax,ÂŽ a graduated system of lower rates with no wiggle room for deductions or Âloopholes.ÂŽ ÂIf you have unfair rates, people will try to get out of that tax,ÂŽ Pollard said in an editorial meeting with the Sun Freeman, a writer and producer, has actually run for ofÂ“ce before: 2014 was her Â“rst go at politics as she sought election in the 19th district in both the special and regular elections. She was defeated by Curt Clawson, a Republican, in both elections. Freeman also ran in 2016 against Rooney for the District 17 seat. Regarding her platform, Freeman supports a threepoint plan for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The plan includes reversing the burden of proof for veterans administration beneÂ“t claims, allowing veterans to visit private medical providers whenever necessary and funding the VA commensurate with military operational budgets. ÂIf we cannot afford to care for the people who go to war, then we cannot afford to go to war,ÂŽ Freeman states in her platform online. Freeman also wants to give seniors a raise in beneÂ“ts, and expand Medicare to cover vision, hearing and dental care. Environmentally, both Freeman and Pollard agree that Lake Okeechobee needs to be cleaned up. ÂI believe in reasonable solutions for preventing guns from getting into the wrong hands,ÂŽ Freeman said on her website. Attempts by the Sun to reach Freeman last week by phone and email were unsuccessful. Pollard does not necessarily support taking away Â“rearms altogether, but he does want to ban assault riÂ”es and offer a generous buyback option for any weapons. ÂI donÂt want to take weapons away if (the gunowner) hasnÂt been in trouble,ÂŽ Pollard said. Freeman was awarded the Â2005 Business Woman of the YearÂŽ by the RCCC Business advisory council during a White House Dinner hosted by President George W. Bush, according to her website. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAn unexpected friendship has formed in the Republican primary race. Two candidates, State Rep. Julio Gonzalez (R-Venice) and Bill Akins, have made it their prerogative to expose the Ânumber of Â”aws,ÂŽ Gonzalez said, of opponent State Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota). The three are all competitors for the District 17 Congressional seat, held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, who is retiring. From a general standpoint, all the candidates seem similar: Each has a typical conservative platform, they all share support for President Donald Trump, and all are military veterans. Looking at their ofÂ“cial platforms on their campaign websites, the priority of some of these issues changes, but much of the talk is similar. ÂThere are a number of differences once the layers of the onion peel back,ÂŽ Gonzalez said Monday, referring to SteubeÂs voting record as ÂincompatibleÂŽ with his stated platform. While Stuebe was participating in a Town Hall hosted by Concerned Veterans for America, a nonproÂ“t that receives major funding from the conservative Koch Network, Akins organized a protest prior to the event to call out Steube, alleging Steube made false claims about being a combat veteran. Gonzalez participated in the protest as well. ÂWe share the same concerns about the third candidate, concerns that the whole electorate should be sharing,ÂŽ Gonzalez said. Gonzalez and Akins have also expressed concern about SteubeÂs residential status, as he does not technically live in District 17, but rather District 16 which is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. ÂWe share the heartfelt belief if weÂre sending someone to Congress, that person should be from our district,ÂŽ Gonzalez said. According to the Constitution, a representative is only required to live in the state they represent, which Steube has done a majority of his life, as well as be a Â“fth-generation Floridian. Gonzalez is an orthopedic surgeon and cares adamantly about health care reform. ÂThe most appropriate place 17th Congressional District primary: The RepublicansBy LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITER JULIO GONZALEZTown: Venice Occupation: Orthopedic Surgeon; Florida Representative, District 74 Experience: Current state representative, attorney, author, former flight surgeon for U.S. Navy GREG STEUBETown: Sarasota Occupation: Florida State Senator, District 23 Experience: Current state senator, former attorney for Becker & Ooliakofff, P.A., former member of the Florida House of Representatives District 73, former member of the Florida House of Representatives District 67, former captain of U.S. Army JAG Corps where served as criminal trial counsel, chief of detainee operations, legal assistance attorney and administrative law attorney. BILL POLLARDTown: Highlands County Occupation: Respiratory Therapist, registered polysomnographic technologist Experience: Highlands County DEC steering committee and precinct committeeman, appointed to Highlands County Historic Preservation Commission, member of Avon Park Historical Society and Sebring Historical Society, life member of National Eagle Scout Association APRIL FREEMANTown: Cape Coral Occupation: Writer, publisher and film maker Experience: Congressional nominee for Florida District 17 in 2016, congressional nominee for Florida District 19 in 2014, precinct committeewoman for Lee County Democratic Executive Committee, founding member of Democratic Labor Caucus of Florida (Lee County), former president of National Organization for Women (Fort Myers/Naples chapter) BILL AKINSTown: Port Charlotte Occupation: Retired Experience: Served as director of fundraising for the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida; involved in Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, the American Legion Post 110 and the Vietnam Brotherhood; life member of the National Rifle Association; previous owner of a transportation brokerage business; previous owner of a fishing charter company; former Sergeant for the U.S. Army GONZALEZ AKINS STEUBE SEE MORE ELECTION COVERAGE IN UPCOMING EDITIONS OF THE SUNAug. 6: Charlotte County Airport Authority Aug. 7: 20th Circuit Judge Aug. 8: Sarasota County School Board Aug. 11: Sarasota County Commission Aug. 12: State Representative District 74 Aug. 13 : Early voting begins 17th Congressional District primary: The DemocratsBy LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITER FREEMAN POLLARD 2018 DECISION 2018 DECISION REPUBLICANS | 4 Selection varies by size and store. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 Â„ even though teachersÂ work extends well beyond the classroom, grading papers and preparing lessons. Still, a copÂs work is considered priceless. "You really can't compare the two," said Bryan Bouton, Port Charlotte High School teacher and president of Charlotte Florida Education Association teachers union. "A cop puts his or her life on the line every day." Still, Bouton added that the climate is changing with school shootings, such as the one in Parkland on Feb. 14 that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. After ValentineÂs Day, he said his wife asked him: "Why do you do it? Are you going to be OK?ÂŽ ÂWhen I go to work, I don't expect to be asked that by my wife,ÂŽ he said. ÂDaily, I'm not faced with life and death decisions, trafÂ“c stops, domestic, instantaneous life and death decisions. We have a lot of decisions in the classroom, but generally nobody bleeds and nobody dies." Still, with an average of more than one U.S. school shooting a week through the end of May, when classes wrapped up at many locations. according to the Washington Post and CNN, teachers, like their students, may feel like their lives are at risk, too. Snopes.com concluded that the number of U.S. students and teachers killed in school shootings during that period was greater than the number of U.S. military personnel killed in combat operations. However, national statistics on work-related fatalities show cops are more at risk of a life-threatening event than teachers.Tough to put a ÂvalueÂCharlotte County Superintendent Steve Dionisio said teachersÂ work is invaluable. "We just continue to add things to their plate, but what we don't continue to add to their plate is pay," Dionisio said. "To try to put a value on what a teacher has done not just for education of a child, but safety of the kid. You just can't do it." Further, there are other factors that go into the pay scale. Generally, higher education leads to better paying jobs, and teachers are required to have at least a bachelorÂs degree while law enforcement ofÂ“cers can start out with a high school education. Ninety-three percent of secondary teachers have a bachelorÂs or an advanced degree, compared with only 33 percent of police ofÂ“cers, The Marshall Project study said. Regardless of the comparison with police, Morales said that he believes teachers are underpaid for their education level. "I believe that teachers should be paid more," Morales said. "They have their degrees. They have their college. They have their tuitions." Bouton echoed that sentiment. "I have 20 years in the profession, and I look at my counterparts in the business world with 20 years of experience, middleto upper-level management with post-graduate degrees," Bouton said. "Are they making the 45K a year that I'm making? No. They're making considerably more." A call to service, undervalued? Morales said he knew from a young age that he wanted to become a police ofÂ“cer to make a difference in someoneÂs life. "It's service," he said. "It's just your calling." As for teachers, "we go into this not thinking we're going to get rich," Bouton said. "No one's going to make a billion dollars teaching, but we do this as a profession because it's something that we can give back to the community. It's something we can give back to children." At the same time this year, teachers in a few states, such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona, felt under-appreciated enough that they protested, with some even going on strike, resulting in legislators improving pay and beneÂ“ts. Bouton said that when he Â“rst started teaching nearly two decades ago, he expected at least good retirement, good health care and beneÂ“ts. However, in 2013, the Florida Supreme Court upheld a 2011 state law that removed cost-ofliving adjustment from teachers retirement accounts. The decision also upheld a requirement for the state's public workers to contribute 3 percent of their pay to the state's pension plan. Meanwhile, Bouton said health care insurance costs have increased, and the stateÂs modest per pupil funding increases for teachers have not been enough to keep up with the cost of living. "It would be nice if we didn't have to work a second job or a third job during the school year just to make ends meet," he said. Recruitment and retention of teachers has been a challenge, especially in Charlotte County, since nearby Sarasota has a tax referendum pulling in roughly $50 million a year, which helps with pay. "Sarasota gets their referendum passed almost like clockwork because people see the value of good schools," said Bouton, whose county faces its own referendum this year. Morales said increases in pay in law enforcement are also necessary to stay competitive with a shrinking applicant pool due to unfair criticism. "The Monday-morning quarterback, the quick decisions on law enforcement actions, affects the applicant pool," Morales said. Sheriff Bill Prummell said the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce has also struggled to recruit, hire and retain employees, for "several reasons, including, but not limited to, compensation."RICHFROM PAGE 1 BOUTON DIONISIO Chart compiled with data from Sarasota County SheriÂs Oce, North Port Police Department, City of North Port, FDLE, and Sarasota County Schools. Chart compiled with data from Charlotte County Schools, Punta Gorda Police Department, FDLE, City of Punta Gorda. TEACHERS LOSING GROUND Â€ Average weekly wages (inflation adjusted) of public-sector teachers decreased $30 per week from 1996 to 2015, from $1,122 to $1,092 (in 2015 dollars). In contrast, weekly wages of all college graduates rose from $1,292 to $1,416 over this period. Â€ Female teachers earned 14.7 percent more in weekly wages than comparable female workers in 1960. In 2015, they earned 13.9 percent less. Male instructors earned 24.5 percent less than the combination of other males in other industries. Â€ In 2015, teachers not represented by a union had a -25.5 percent wage gap Â„ and the gap was 6 percentage points smaller for unionized teachers. Â„ Source: Economic Policy Institute, Washington Post STATES WITH SMALLEST MARGIN Average Salary Law Enforcement Teacher Difference 1. Nebraska $57,090 $57,103 $13 2. Minnesota $64,700 $64,520 $180 3. Pennsylvania $66,460 $65,553 $907 4. Ohio $59,280 $60,203 $923 5. Oregon $68,530 $69,643 $1,113 Â„ Source: Forbes July 31, 2018 report, gobankingrates.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics STATES WITH WIDEST MARGIN FAVORING INSTRUCTORS Average Salary Law En forcement T eacher Difference 1. Georgia $42,190 $56,103 $13,913 2. Virginia $56,290 $68,707 $12,417 3. Vermont $49,070 $60,533 $11,463 4. Arkansas $38,450 $49,410 $10,960 5. South Carolina $42,330 $52,290 $9,960 Â„ Source: Forbes July 31, 2018 report, gobankingrates.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics STATES WITH WIDEST MARGIN FAVORING POLICE Average Salary Law Enforcement T eacher Difference 1. California $100,090 $76,523 $23,567 2. Arizona $65,810 $45,313 $20,497 3. Colorado $71,270 $53,210 $18,060 4. Nevada $73,930 $56,803 $17,127 5. Washington $78,600 $63,477 $15,123 Â„ Source: Forbes, Bureau of Labor Statistics, which found Florida police on top by about $10,000, depending on whether itÂs median or average. BACHELORÂS DEGREE COMPARISONHow does secondary teachersÂ pay compare to all workers with a bachelorÂs degree nationwide? Teachers: $57,949 All workers: $60,996 Â„ Source: 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news and opinion company EDUCATIONSecondary teachers with a bachelorÂs degree: 93% Police ocers with a bachelorÂs degree: 33%Â„ Source: The Marshall Project LAW ENFORCEMENT WAGESFlorida police and sheriÂs patrol ocers are paid below the median annual wage nationwide Â€ Statewide, the median annual salary is $55,931. Â€ Nationally, the median annual salary is $61,048. Â„ Source: Federal bureau of labor statistics MEDIAN TEACHER SALARYFlorida is ranked No. 42 of 50 states in median teachersÂ pay Median annual salary for Florida public school teachers: $44,910 Median annual national salary, $57,949 Median annual salary for public school teachers in Charlotte County: $43,874 Median annual salary for public school teachers in Sarasota County: $49,764 Â„ Source: Florida Department of Education an overall Niche grade of A-minus. NicheÂs Best Schools rankings analyze data along with student and parent reviews across factors like academics, teachers, and safety. ÂOur proÂ“les aim to tell the story of what itÂs like to go to a particular school,ÂŽ said Hair. ÂTo do this, we clean and analyze government data, supplement that data with data provided by more than 4,000 schools, and include the voices of students and parents by including millions of reviews.ÂŽ CCPS spokesperson Mike Riley said the Niche results were exciting. ÂWhat I like most about this report versus the state grading system is that this report is based on a wide variety of componentsÂƒ That make up a well-rounded view of our schools. Instead of a series of tests.ÂŽ Those components include factors like, academics, diversity, teachers, college prep, clubs and activities, health and safety, administration, sports, food, resources and facilities. As far as the grades given by the Florida Department of Education, CCPS snagged a B for 2018. Sarasota County Schools received an A from the state. Asked for comment on its Niche grade and ranking, a spokesperson for Sarasota County Schools Kelsey Whealy noted it is coming from an independent ranking site. Whealy went on to highlight the ÂdistrictÂs success based on Florida State Accountability Measures.ÂŽ That includes being an A-rated district for 15 consecutive years, which is every year since the state has issued grades, according to Whealy. Whealy and Riley pointed to some questions, though, about the information Niche is presenting online about the school districts. For example, Riley said he thought a 12:1 student ratio cited by Niche is actually more like 15:1, and that the number of students proÂ“cient in reading in math was also slightly higher than data presented by Niche. Whealy also noted some data on numbers of students and schools were not currently accurate. Hair said those numbers presented by Niche were pulled from the U.S. Department of Education and would reÂ”ect information that was reported by school districts to the government. Niche also notes on its website that school staff can ÂclaimÂŽ their schools to manage their proÂ“les and update their data online. It also allows schools to Âupgrade to premium.ÂŽ The website says it gets 5 million visits per month from students and families. ÂOur aim is to provide families with the most important information to help guide their school search,ÂŽ said Luke Skurman, NicheÂs CEO. Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comRANKSFROM PAGE 1 for decisions to be made regarding oneÂs health care is in the doctorÂs ofÂ“ce,ÂŽ Gonzalez states in his platform. Gonzalez even sought out and received a law degree to be able to better discuss the effects of ObamaÂs Affordable Health Care Act. Steube has an undergraduate degree in beef cattle sciences and a law degree, having been an active member of FFA and 4H in high school. With Florida ranked 10th in beef cows as of January 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Steube said Âwe need an agricultural perspective in legislation.ÂŽ Steube is a proponent for open carry gun laws and eliminating gun-free zones. He brought his Â“rearm to his editorial board meeting with the Sun Akins served as the director of fundraising for the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida, raising almost $600,000, Akins said. Â(The Wall) was probably one of the most satisfying things IÂve ever done,ÂŽ Akins said. Akins was asked to resign from the Wall by Rooney for Âchastis(ing) him for voting to give Obama omnibus spending bill everything they ask forÂŽ during a private conversation, Akins said. Rooney requested a public apology or his resignation from his position involving the veteran wall. ÂThis is America. I can say things.ÂŽ Email: email@example.comREPUBLICANSFROM PAGE 2FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 occurs, and itÂs important that people be heard. Whether or not you used alcohol or drugs voluntarily and you think youÂve been victimized, we encourage you to make those reports.ÂŽ C.A.R.E. Executive Director Karen McElhaney said for victims, deciding whether to report the crime is a personal decision. Not every case needs to go to court; it all depends on whatÂs best for the victim. Many know their perpetrator and donÂt want to ruin the personÂs life, and many feel like they were also at fault for what happened. They may want to simply keep quiet about it. ÂA lot of times, itÂs that fear that now everyone will know, and theyÂll be judged,ÂŽ she said. The court process can be especially long and difÂ“cult, which is why many decide in the middle of the process they no longer want to participate, said Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Garczewski. ÂEven if a victim is initially on board, sometimes as the process continues on, as the victim moves on with her life, itÂs difÂ“cult for a victim to go back and relive that day,ÂŽ she said. ÂBut IÂve also had the opposite. IÂve had very strong victims that IÂm amazed at their strength and their ability to make sure this person is prosecuted to the fullest.ÂŽ In depositions, defense attorneys can ask nearly anything about the event or the victimÂs prior history, and in court, victims have to face their perpetrators and identify them as the one who assaulted them. To avoid traumatizing the victim a second time, prosecutors often try to extend a plea offer thatÂs appropriate for all parties and will resolve the case quicker, without the need for victim testimony. ÂThatÂs unpleasant for any victim, but with sexual assault we take it into consideration a little more,ÂŽ Garczewski said. C.A.R.E. works to inform victims of their options but never counsels them in any particular direction. If victims go to the hospital for an examination after a rape but donÂt want to report the crime at that time, they can do it anonymously, and law enforcement will hold onto the evidence for at least 90 days if they decide to press charges. ÂTheyÂve already had some of their control taken away from them,ÂŽ McElhaney said. ÂWe just provide the information and support. ItÂs really important that theyÂre believed.ÂŽ Sometimes, victims donÂt contact C.A.R.E. for six months or more after the event. ÂItÂs all about the brain, the trauma,ÂŽ McElhaney said. ÂThe brain tries to protect us, make us feel like weÂre safe even when weÂre not. It does take about six months before they realize this really happened to me, and we get the phone call saying, ÂI canÂt sleep.Â TheyÂre triggered by something they smelled, something they heard. ThatÂs why itÂs really important we get the word out to talk about it.ÂŽ McElhaney said the organization has seen more willingness to talk about the issue in support groups with the growth of the #MeToo movement that started on social media last year. But thereÂs still work to be done. ÂI think we need to really get the message out about consent, especially with young people,ÂŽ McElhaney said. ÂYouÂre out drinking, partying; you canÂt give consent if youÂre drunk. You canÂt do that.ÂŽ C.A.R.E.Âs Green Dot bystander training program is one way to help. The training, offered periodically throughout the county, teaches people to be aware of whatÂs going on around them and gives strategies for taking action if they see something off, like someone putting someth ing in someoneÂs drink. For victims, McElhaney said the most important thing is simply to believe them. ÂThe biggest need is the emotional support, honestly being believed,ÂŽ she said. ÂThey thank us for believing them. They feel their friends, families, theyÂre not there for them emotionally. For the sexual assault victims, that would be the number one.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org ARRESTSFROM PAGE 1 FIND HELPCenter for Abuse & Rape Emergencies Punta Gorda Office: 1501 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, Englewood Office: 6868 San Casa Blvd., Englewood 24-Hour Sexual Assault Helpline: 941-637-0404 Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) Sarasota Office: 2139 Main Street, Sarasota *Venice Office: 1531 Tamiami Trail South, Suite 702-A, Venice *North Port Office: 6919 Outreach Way, B103, North Port 24-Hour Helpline: 941-365-1976 *By appointment only C.A.R.E. STATS2017* Victims Served: 103 Hospital Response: 21 Hotline Calls: 210 2016 Victims Served: 184 Hospital Response: 28 Hotline Calls: 208 2015 Victims Served: 173 Hospital Response: 22 Hotline Calls: 179 *Due to understaffing, C.A.R.E was unable to serve as many victims in 2017 as in past years. Numbers for the current year are on track for another increase, said Executive Director Karen McElhaney. Â„ Source: C.A.R.E. SARASOTA COUNTYYEAR CASES REPORTED ARRESTS % Arrests/Cases 2017 82 31 37.8% 2016 76 28 36.8% 2015 103 39 37.9% 2014 92 37 40.2% *Note: arrests may not be made in the year the crime is reported.Â„ Source: FDLE Uniform Crime Report CHARLOTTE COUNTYYEAR CASES REPORTED ARRESTS % Arrests/Cases 2017 33 18 54.5% 2016 35 9 25.7% 2015 31 17 54.8% 2014 25 19 76.0% *Note: arrests may not be made in the year the crime is reported.Â„ Source: FDLE Uniform Crime ReportCHARLOTTE Arthur Henry DavisArthur Henry Davis of Center Valley, PA, aged 101, passed away on August 1, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Debra Farrey, and her husband Brian, of North Caldwell, NJ; and his son, Duane Davis and his wife Bonnie (Buza), of Greenville, SC. He leaves 7 grandchildren Lauren (Leigh) Hartman of Macungie, PA, Karen (Leigh) Jones of Springtown, PA, Scott Davis of Danville, VA, Christopher Davis of WestÂ“eld, NY, Elias Kolsun of Dorchester, MA, Allison Farrey of Durham, NC, and Madeline Farrey of North Caldwell, NJ), and 3 great-grandchildren. His beloved wife, Margaret (Schuchardt), died in 2011, and his Â“rst daughter, Diane Kolsun, died in 2014. He was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, the son of Arthur and Emily (Longenberger) Davis. He graduated from Amherst Central High School, Amherst, NY in 1936 and then the University of Michigan, College of Architecture, Ann Arbor, MI in 1941. During his professional career as an architect in Buffalo, he was a Partner in the Â“rm of Milstein, Wittek, Davis, and Associates and later joined the Â“rm of ScafÂ“di and Moore. Buildings under his guidance included Heritage Heights Elementary School in Getzville, NY, the Agricultural Grange Building on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, Fronczak Hall on the Amherst Campus of the University of Buffalo, The Rehabilitation Center at Buffalo State Hospital, Fredonia Fire Hall in Fredonia, NY, and several custom-designed residences. Art also was a member and served as president of the Buffalo-Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; edited the Empire State Architect magazine; was a member of the Construction SpeciÂ“cation Institute and editor of its newsletter; served on the boards of the Friends of the School of Architecture of the University of Buffalo and the Community Assistance Center of Western New York; was a member of the Construction Industry Steering Committee, the American Arbitration Association, and the Guild for Religious Architecture. Margaret and Arthur moved to Port Charlotte, FL in 1986. They continued to spend summers in New York State where for 8 years Art was the architect-in-residence for Houghton College, Houghton, NY supervising the building, refurbishing, and improvements of numerous dormitory and other campus buildings including a new PresidentÂs residence. In Florida, Art served 24 years on the Board of Directors of the Promenades West Condominium Association and edited their monthly newsletter. He was also active in the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church and various local writing groups. After 70 years of creative writing and poetry, he self-published two books, ÂOnce Upon A RhymeÂŽ and ÂA Promise Kept.ÂŽ Services will be private. In lieu of Â”owers, the family requests memorial contributions to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498. To offer on-line condolences, please visit his ÂBook of MemoriesÂ at falkfuneralhomes.com.Robert R. HillRobert R. Hill, 93, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Mr. Hill was born to Irwin W. Hill and Margaret VanSchaickHill, on July 18, 1924, in Onita, NY. At 6-months of age, the family moved to Canton, NY. Mr. Hill graduated from Canton High School and attended Clarkson University one year before entering military service with the 1268 Engineer Combat Battalion. He saw service in both Europe and the Philippines. After his discharge, he received his BME degree from Clarkson in 1948. He received a MME degree in 1952. He married Mildred Dear in 1947. He was a registered Engineer in both New York State and Massachusetts. After moving to Florida in 1996, he taught sailing with the U.S. Power Squadron for several years. Services will be private. William E. Rivers Sr.William E. (Bill) Rivers Sr., age 69, of Port Charlotte, Florida went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2018, after a long battle with Agent Orange heart and lung problems. Bill was born on August 14, 1948 in Taunton, Massachusetts to Elina E. (Hill) Rivers and` the late Onni E. Rivers. He leaves behind a loving wife, Linda (Shurtleff) of 29 years; sons, William Jr. (Kelly), Jayme, and Jason, along with two brothers, Bob (Gail), Rick (Becky) and a sister, Julie. In addition, Bill was grandfather to Alex, Derek, Haley, and Cody. Bill graduated from Taunton High School in 1966 and entered the Army in November 1967, serving in the Americal Division in I Corp 6/11 with an Air Mobile Field Artillery Battery. He was injured in Vietnam and spent a month in Camp Drake Hospital in Osaka, Japan before being sent back to the battleÂ“eld. Upon his return home in July 1969, he was employed at Reed & Barton Silversmiths in Taunton, MA. In 1972, he began work as a corrections ofÂ“cer at Walpole State Prison for 1 years, before becoming a Taunton Police OfÂ“cer, serving for 30 years. He earned a masterÂs degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College and retired in 2003, when he moved to Florida. Bill loved God, his family, white water rafting, NASCAR, his Corvette, the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He coached 10 years of youth soccer in the Raynham, Massachusetts fall and spring leagues. Bill was a past Commander and life member of the Robert L. Cochran Chapter 82 Disabled American Veterans of Port Charlotte, Florida, during which time he led a united veteranÂs effort to rename part of Toledo Blade Boulevard to Cochran Boulevard. Bill was also a life member of the VFW (Post 611) in Taunton, Massachusetts as well as a member of the Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association. A celebration of life will be held at the First Alliance Church 20444 Midway Boulevard Port Charlotte on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10 AM followed by a time of fellowship at the church and then burial at the National Veterans Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. Contributions can be made to the First Alliance Church or Wounded Warrior Project in BillÂs memory. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorFuneral.com and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. ÂI leave this world with no regrets! ItÂs been a wild ride!ÂŽDESOTO Marjorie RobertsMarjorie Roberts of Arcadia, Florida, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living. She was surrounded by her daughter, Beverly Roberts Schoen, hospice care and the devoted staff of Arcadia Oaks. Marjorie was born in Arcadia on July 14, 1920, to C.F. (Tim) Garner and Nora (Langford) Garner. She attended Desoto County schools and graduated from Desoto High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chester Roberts. Marjorie and Chester were Married July 26, 1941, and made their home in Arcadia. They had two daughters, Patricia Kay (Amat) and Beverly (Waldman-Schoen). There will be a service in celebration of MarjorieÂs life at 2 p.m.4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â„ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at 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 IEWPOINTNot all politicians can be bought o Can live without Florida beef, sugar Stand ground? Or MYOB? Keep unique Key qualities Very impressed with generosity A new spin on old campaignEditor: ÂDeSoto denies Mosaic,ÂŽ July 26, 2018, is the greatest headline I have ever seen in the Sun during my 20 years of subscribing. The reason why is because it proved that some county commissioners, like those in DeSoto County, cannot be bought off and truly wanted what was best for those they professed to be serving. It is a shame that this cannot be said for the County Commissioners of Charlotte County. Through the years we who live here have witnessed debacles like Murdock Village, the renewal of the no-bid Waste Management contract which reduced our two-times-a-week pickup to one week at a savings of $19 per year per household. The additional cost of the pickup containers used up the first three years of savings. What a great deal for Waste Management and not for Charlotte County citizens. Now, unnecessary sewers are being imposed upon us at a cost many will find financially distressing. These decisions should not surprise anyone when those making them are supported and funded by businesses that profit by them. Why would I or anyone want to vote for a candidate for political office who is supported by companies like Mosaic whose goal is to profit by supporting candidates who will enrich them? I am hoping that voters in the coming primary will not vote for those who are supported by big businesses and business owners. Financial contributions to political candidates are open to public inquiry. ShouldnÂt everyone want to know who the candidates intend on serving? Robert E. Schoenle Port CharlotteEditor: We donÂt know with certainty whether the pollution from Lake Okeechobee exacerbates red tide. But there are a few truths we do know. The containment of the Lake Okeechobee water for many years has caused it to be an unhealthy lake. We know by the discharge that the lake is filthy and toxic. We know that had the lake never been contained, nature would have flushed and cleaned the water as it sheeted out to the south. We know that only the quest for more development caused the building of the dam that contains the lake. We know that agricultural fertilizer has been concentrated within the lake. It is also obvious that communities along the discharge routes and at the end are paying the price for the practices of the heavy political hitters. Captains, community leaders and citizens are justifiably outraged and that is good to see. They are not sitting still for the lame excuses and political double-speak. DonÂt tell us you have no choices. We didnÂt allow rampant building, we didnÂt decide to build a dam, we didnÂt cave to big business interests and we certainly didnÂt approve the dumping of your crappola. We are not the septic tank for inland Florida and we will not be quiet. What is happening is the destruction of an asset far, far more valuable than cattle and sugar. We can live without beef or sugar. We cannot live if our oceans die.Charity A. Eavey EnglewoodEditor: If the recent Âstand your ground law saves livesÂŽ letter had not been so pitiful, it would have been comical. This reader could Â“nd no language in the Second Amendment that states: If you choose to stick your nose in someone elseÂs business and they get upset, you can kill them. Seriously? If a ÂpushÂŽ warrants a deadly bullet, we are all in big trouble. Had the neighborhood watch guy followed orders and minded his own business, a young man would be alive today. If the latest self-proclaimed cop of handicapped parking spaces would have minded his own business, a young man would be alive today. Perhaps what we really need is an MYOB law. If we really want to Âstand our ground,ÂŽ why not try replacing hate and intolerance with love and acceptance. Joyce Robbins Port CharlotteEditor: Property owners on Manasota Key have pleaded for years with the Manasota Key Street and Drainage MSTU Advisory Board Committee for a new street lighting system. These lighting concerns were ignored in favor of a massive design project which was funded in 2013 with our tax dollars. It is public record that the ÂMaster Plan DesignÂŽ was spearheaded by two ineligible chairman and co-chairman of the MSTU Committee. They were ineligible because they did not live in the tax unit. The commissioners demanded their resignations in February 2014, at the same meeting the plan was revealed to the public. Taxpayers need street lighting. The current system was broken. Many owners did not want miles of concrete sidewalks on Gulf Boulevard. Some 150 property owners signed a petition to the commissioners against the plan, several neighborhood meetings were held and a letter was sent to the commissioners requesting light modernization. Multiple emails were sent both to the committee and the commissioners. Many citizens were concerned about sidewalks because of cost, the potential for future tax increases to complete the sidewalks, residential property disruption, hundreds of trees and vegetation destroyed and not replaced. People were worried that the expensive drainage system would be impacted and that standing water would increase. The very identity of Manasota Key was felt to be at stake. Its unique and fragile character must be preserved for property owners and those who wish to visit here. It is unique Â„ letÂs keep it that way.Julie C. Ouellette Manasota KeyEditor: I recently had a very unusual happening. IÂm a senior and I was almost out of fruit. So, I went to Publix. I picked up my fruit and a few other items and went to a register. A tall young man came behind me with several food items in his arms, no basket. He looked like he might be picking up his lunch before going back to work. I said, ÂWhy donÂt you go ahead of me.ÂŽ I thought he might not have a lot of time. So he did put his food on the carrier. The cashier rang up his purchase and he said something to her as he motioned toward me. I didnÂt hear the conversation, so he repeated to the cashier, ÂDonÂt give me any change, please use it to help pay for this ladyÂs groceries.ÂŽ Of course, I objected, but he insisted. He left the store, the girls and I were completely surprised. We all agreed weÂd never seen that before. Then I found out he had left $25 for my things. My whole bill was only $29.44. As I got into my car I thought about going back to the Publix in a day or two to spend his $25 and an additional $25 from me to purchase groceries for my church to put in their shelves, that they collect for several causes. IÂd never seen this young man before but he certainly impressed me with his generosity. He really made me a surprised, happy and pleased senior citizen.Gertrude Benedict EnglewoodEditor: In reading a letter July 31 on the Âgood thingsÂŽ Trump is doing, I looked for any he may have done. I found some and when I did a research of the insane lies he subsequently told in regards to those Âgood thingsÂŽ I thought about years ago, when there was a race for president between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater. The Goldwater campaign put out a flier that stated, ÂIn your heart you know heÂs right.ÂŽ Johnson countered, ÂIn your guts you know heÂs nuts.ÂŽ Appears after my research I have come to the only conclusion possible and that is the Johnson statement fits Trump to a T.Gary Brandt Rotonda WestCharlotte County Commission District 4Stephen R. Deutsch sees himself as a statesman Â„ one who has the ability to guide members of the Charlotte County Commission to a consensus. Tom Sullivan, his opponent for the District 4 seat on the commission, would paint Deutsch as someone who goes along with developers all too often. Voters will have their say between the two Republicans in the Aug. 28 Primary Election. Sullivan, 58, was raised in New Jersey and was a writer for BarronÂs magazine and other Â“nancial publications. He retired to Gardens of Gulf Cove in 2015 and has spent time as a substitute teacher in the Charlotte County School District. HeÂs a staunch conservative who takes pride in the fact he has met President Trump Â„ Âa charismatic guy who will say what he means and walk all over you if you let him.ÂŽ Sullivan thinks developers are walking all over Charlotte County, and thatÂs why he said he entered the race. ÂIÂm not against growth,ÂŽ he said. ÂBut I donÂt want gridlock. The county has dropped the ball. ÂItÂs not Murdock Village as much as the Lost Lagoon deal which is the worst I have seen,ÂŽ he said about an agreement to develop half of Murdock Village into an entertainment and commercial district. ÂWe need to increase our impact fees,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe sewers are a good idea, but the commissioners did a poor job of explaining them and selling them. ÂThe county rolled over for Sunseeker.ÂŽ Deutsch strongly disagrees. ÂWe havenÂt given (Sunseeker) anything,ÂŽ he said. Deutsch, 78, is an old hand at campaigns Â„ starting his political career at age 9, handing out Â”iers for Dwight Eisenhower. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard before entering politics in Rhode Island where he served on the town council and as a state representative. He thinks the current Charlotte County Commission Âmay be the best board in Florida.ÂŽ He bristles at the idea that donations to his campaign from Allegiant and Babcock Ranch were made to keep him in line, as Sullivan suggested. ÂNo one can buy my vote,ÂŽ he said. ÂI vote for what is best for the community. If you remember, I was strongly against the proposed landÂ“ll in East County even though a pretty (inÂ”uential) developer was pushing it. I was also against the county buying the Impac building in Punta Gorda.ÂŽ Deutsch says the current commission works well together because they trust each other. He said their relationship with the Airport Authority and the Punta Gorda City Council is the best it has been in years. ÂI can get people to work together,ÂŽ he said. ÂI want this to be a great place for our kids and grandkids. And I believe we will see that. I think folks will come here to work for less because (we have a great place to live).ÂŽ We appreciate someone like Sullivan running for ofÂ“ce and can agree with him on raising impact fees and some other issues. Deutsch, however, is not only the most accessible commissioner but we agree with his self-assessment that he is a consensus builder on the County Commission. Deutsch works as hard as any commissioner weÂve had in years, and we see no reason to boot him out of ofÂ“ce. We recommend Stephen R. Deutsch for the District 4 Charlotte County Commission seat.
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 WEEK IN REVIEW ÂScience, like the Mississippi, begins in a tiny rivulet in the distant forest.ÂŽ Â„ Abraham FlexnerIn 1933, when AmericaÂs most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, New Jersey, Franklin Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House. Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study that had brought Einstein to Princeton, intercepted FDRÂs letter before the intended recipient saw it. Flexner declined the invitation and rebuked Roosevelt: ÂProfessor Einstein has come to Princeton for the purpose of carrying on his scientific work in seclusion, and it is absolutely impossible to make any exception which would inevitably bring him into public notice.ÂŽ Robbert Dijkgraaf, the instituteÂs current director, says that subsequently, ÂEinstein made sure he personally answered all of his mail.ÂŽ Dijkgraaf recounts this episode in a slender volume that, read in the right government places, might inoculate the nation against philistine utilitarianism. In the volume, which reprints FlexnerÂs 1939 essay in HarperÂs magazine, ÂThe Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,ÂŽ Dijkgraaf notes that the April 1939 opening of the WorldÂs Fair in New York Â„ Einstein was honorary chair of the fairÂs science advisory committee Â„ featured such marvels as an automatic dishwasher, an air conditioner and a fax machine. There was no intimation of electronic computers or nuclear energy. (Four months later, Einstein urgently wrote to Roosevelt about the element uranium being turned into a new and important source of energy, including bombs, which might explain why Germany had stopped the sale of uranium from Czechoslovakian mines.) FlexnerÂs theme, says Dijkgraaf, was the practicality of Âunobstructed curiosityÂŽ that sails Âagainst the current of practical considerations.ÂŽ The 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA, which led to the 1970s arrival of recombinant DNA technology and to todayÂs biotech industry and pharmacology, was the result of scientiÂ“c curiosity Âwithout any thoughts of immediate applications.ÂŽ Flexner, who died in 1959 at age 92, recalled asking a great philanthropist who he considered the worldÂs Âmost useful worker in science.ÂŽ When the philanthropist said ÂMarconi,ÂŽ Flexner responded: Radio has enriched human life, but Guglielmo MarconiÂs contribution to creating it was Âpractically negligible.ÂŽ Marconi was ÂinevitableÂŽ and added only Âthe last technical detailÂŽ after the basic science (concerning magnetism and electromagnetic waves) by Heinrich Hertz, James Clerk Maxwell and others. They had no concern what so ever about Âthe utility of their workÂŽ that Âwas seized upon by a clever technician Âƒ Hertz and Maxwell were geniuses without thought of use. Marconi was a clever inventor with no thought but use.ÂŽ It has been said that the great moments in science occur not when a scientist exclaims ÂEureka!ÂŽ but when he or she murmurs ÂThatÂs strange.ÂŽ Flexner thought the most fertile discoveries come from scientists Âdriven not by the desire to be useful but merely the desire to satisfy their curiosity.ÂŽ He wanted to banish the word ÂuseÂŽ in order to encourage institutions of learning to be devoted more to Âthe cultivation of curiosityÂŽ and less to Âconsiderations of immediacy of application.ÂŽ It is axiomatic that knowledge is the only resource that increases when used, and it is a paradox of prosperity that nations only reap practical innovations from science by regarding them as afterthoughts, coming long after basic science. The practical lesson from FlexnerÂs hymn to impracticality is this: Indifference to immediate usefulness is a luxury central to the mission of some luxuries of our civilization Â„ the great research universities, free from the tyranny of commercial pressures for short-term results. Only government can have the long time horizon required for the basic research that produces, in time, innovations that propel economic growth. As 10,000 baby boomers retire each day into the embrace of the entitlement state, rapid economic growth becomes more imperative and, because of the increasing weight of the state, more difÂ“cult to maintain. Entitlement spending and the cost of servicing the surging national debt increasingly crowd out rival claims on scarce public resources, including those for basic science. Because it is politically expedient to sacriÂ“ce the future, which does not vote, to the consumption of government services by those who do, America is eating its seed corn. The futureÂs vital, and only, constituency is the conscience of the present. Testifying to Congress in 1969 concerning the possible Cold War utility of a particular particle accelerator, the physicist Robert Wilson said: ÂThis new knowledge has all to do with honor and country, but it has nothing to do directly with defending our country, except to help make it worth defending.ÂŽ George WillÂs email address is georgewill@ washpost.com.America canÂt consume its intellectual Âseed cornÂ George Will The Charlotte County School Board is missing an educatorÂs voice. The government running our schools does not have a representative with Â“rst-hand knowledge of how students learn, how classrooms work and how teachers teach. To Â“ll this yearÂs open seat, we need a dedicated individual who understands our schools from a classroom perspective. We need a school board member who is invested in our public schools and believes in our teachers. And we need a representative who can make the tough decisions while keeping student success in mind. As a Charlotte County educator for seven years, a mother of three young students and a local business owner with 100 employees, I am the most qualiÂ“ed candidate to help lead Charlotte County schools to educational excellence. I am the only candidate with a master of education, specializing in curriculum and instruction. From long hours and lack of funding to excessive testing, I understand the struggles our teachers face every day and how to help them. My boys are just beginning their journey in our public schools; all three are still in elementary school. I, like many others, am facing the challenges of being a parent in the Charlotte County school system. Education is a 24-hour process that does not stop when the bell rings. We need a district that families trust. I am invested in our district for the next 13 years and will use every piece of my experience as a parent to improve the way our schools communicate with families. As a business owner, I do not back down from the tough decisions and I do not tolerate needless bureaucracy. We need to make sure our school system is working for the community, not itself. I will eliminate spending on wasteful programs that do not directly impact student success and redirect money towards our classrooms. My background allows me to tackle issues from the perspectives of a mother, teacher and businesswoman. I will hold the superintendent accountable for the entire range of his responsibilities and support his vision to make CCPS the best in the state. On your School Board, I will increase transparency of School Board processes by increasing dialogue with teachers, parents, staff and students. I will push to have all board workshops and meetings live-streamed on Facebook to increase access for every community member, no matter where they are or what theyÂre doing. Elected ofÂ“cials must remember that they serve the public. Every week, I will hold ofÂ“ce hours to listen to the concerns and suggestions of any student, parent, teacher or citizen. I will also advocate for citizen advisory committees and teacher advisory committees to ofÂ“cially incorporate stakeholder input into our decision-making process. My goal is to create a school district open to dialogue, even when that means answering tough questions. We cannot improve our schools without prioritizing the staff who make them work. I will ensure teacher and staff wage increases are paramount in any budgetary discussions. In order to recruit and retain the best, we need to show our teachers and staff how much we value them. I will stand up to standardized testing by working to eliminate testing redundancies that burden our students and take classroom time away from teachers. We must ensure that every action is taken with student success in mind. As a young professional that has taught in our schools, sends her children to our public schools and grown a business in Charlotte County, I have the knowledge, experience and commitment to create impactful change in our school system. We, the parents, teachers and community members, have valuable insight and ideas. We need somebody who can faithfully represent each of these perspectives. Our schools cannot be their best without these important voices. The last time Charlotte County was an ÂAÂŽ district was when educators sat on our board. We cannot keep electing the same people and expect different results. On Aug. 28, I hope you will support a candidate that will make the difference we need by voting Cara Reynolds for Charlotte County School Board. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBRIDGE WINNERSJuly 30, 2018 North Port Senior Center North/South 1st: Carol Schuldt and Homer Baxter; 2nd: Donna and George Przybylek 3rd: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson East/West 1st: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince; 2nd: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 3rd: Jane and Norm Taylor TODAY History Park Farmers Market, open every Sunday 9am-1pm, 501 Shreve St., between Virginia Ave. & Henry St. 941-639-1887 Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 Funday with Linda. Bargo/NASCAR Punta Gorda Elks, 12pm Bar & Tiki open; 2-5 Funday Sunday; Music by Jeff Hughes @ 25538 Shore,PG,637-2606; members & guests Strengthen: From the Ground Up: Hips, The Yoga Sanctuary, 1 Â… 3pm, $35, 941505-9642, www.theyogasanctuary.biz FC Blast Kids, Middle S chool Youth Group meets 5-7pm@140 Rot. Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food, games & Bible Study. 475-7447 MONDAY Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees meet 6PM Aerie/Aux 7pm Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lite Lunch; 3pm Tiki; 4-7 Music by Michael Hirst; 4:30-7:30 Chicken Nite; 7-9:30 Karaoke w/BillyG at 25538 Shore, PG. Call 637-2606; mbrs&gsts Mahjong @l Faith, All are welcome to join us in playing this fascinating game. MondayÂs 12pm, Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr, PG 33950 Moose Lodge Bingo, Every Monday. Speedy Bingo 5pm, Six Way & Jackpot Bingo 6 to 9:30. Food Available PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Early birds 5 to 6pm, Jackpot Bingos 6-10pm, Food available 4-6pm TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st Tuesday at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Eagles, 23111 Harborview Rd PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 music by Country Plus Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch; 1-6 Tiki Tuesday; 6 pm Orientation & Investigation @ 25538 Shore, PG. 637-2606; members & guests Mah-Jongg, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 11:30am-3:30pm, .50 cents an hour Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. 625-4175. Bridge @l Faith, All are welcome to join us in playing this popular game., Tuesdays 12pm, Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Dr., PG 33950 Friend to Friend, Fellowship and fun every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Noon luncheon on the 4th Tuesday. Gulf Cove United Methodist, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Rd) first Tues, 6pm. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 Am Leg Aux 103 Bingo, 6-9 PM Open to Public Smoke Free Accepting School Supplies for Free Card. Big Pots Great Fun! 2101 Taylor Rd PG. 639-6337 WEDNESDAY Woodcarving and Woodburning, at the Cultural Center 8am to 12pm. Bev 764-6452 CHARLOTTE CALENDAR The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run Âas submitted.ÂŽ To submit an item, go to www.yoursun. com, select an edition and click on the ÂCommunity CalendarÂŽ link on the left. Click ÂSubmit Event,ÂŽ and fill out the appropriate information. TODAY AMVETS POST 777, Open 11 am to 9 pm. All vets welcome. Bring DD214 and join us. Broasted Chicken, Best Broasted Chicken Dinner $8.50 2-4pm Dine in or take out. Rotonda Elks, members & guests Sunday Blue Plate, Stramboli $6, VFW Auxilliary, 550 N. MCCall Rd. Englewood 4:00 6:00 p.m. Dine In or Carry Out. Public Welcome 941-474-7516 FC Blast Kids, Middle School Youth Group meets Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at 140 Rotonda Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food, games & Bible study. Call 475-7447. Sunday Bingo, American Legion 113 Rotonda. Sunday Bingo starts at 6:30. MONDAY Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 9:30-12:30p, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! All levels welcome. Open Play Pickleball, Englewood Sports Complex, 1-4p, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! All levels welcome. Wings & Music, Wings, burgers, chili, salads & more 5-7pm Music by Escape 6-9pm Rotonda Elks, members & guests Pizza & Karoake, AMVETS Post 777 Pizza /Karoaka Night 6-9 pm. Canteen 11-9pm. New members welcome. Come see Al/Marilyn Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 Monday Dance Party, American Legion 113 Rotonda Monday Night Dance Party 6:30-9:30 Live Music & Lots of Dancing. TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st Tuesday at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Badminton, Englewood Sports Complex, 9-12p, 941-8611980. $2 to play! All levels welcome. Beginning Line Dance, Learn steps and dances at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N.Maple St. 9 10 am, $3.00, 474-1438 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 9:30-12:30p, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! All levels welcome. Line Dancing, Dance with Harry to country, pop & standards at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St. 10-11am, $3, 474-1438. Plant Clinic, Plant Questions? Problems? Free Answers @ Charlotte Englewood Library 10-12 Tues & Thurs, Florida Master Gardeners, Free Open Play Pickleball, Englewood Sports Complex, 1-4p, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! All levels welcome. Amred Service Race, Amvets 777. Come cheer on your branch. Canteen open 11-9pm. All vets welcome.3386 N AccessRd At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Rd) first Tues, 6pm. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 Tuesday corn hole, American Legion 113 Rotonda Corn hole night 6:30-9:30 & Summer menu 5-7 WEDNESDAY Line Dancing, 9-30 to 1130 am American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941 697 8733 Beginner Pickleball, Englewood Sports Complex, 10:3012:30p, 941-861-1980. $2 to play! This session is NOT instructional. Athena Wisdom & Wit ÂKeep Laughing!ÂŽ, at Elsie Quirk Library, Wednesday, August 8, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM. ENGELWOOD CALENDAR TODAY Amvets 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in town 8-11am large menu to choose from. Only $7 incl/ bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Amvets 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Large selection only $7.00 $1 Bloody Marys 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Open 10AM-8PM, $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 SOA Fry & Grill Day, let the Sons do the cooking, large menu. 1-5pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Writers on the Air, author interview ? 4 those who read on radio. Sign up 2:30 Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 US-41 FREE 941-223-1262 FC BLAST KIDS, BLAST Middle School Youth Group meets 5-7pm@140 Rot. Blvd. W. Fun, food, games & Bible Study. 475-7447 MONDAY Courage Over Cancer, Help, spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Wings 5-7, Q-7PM, Music 6:30-9:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Amvets 2000 LAUX, Auxiliary Reg. monthly meeting @ 2:30pm Members be in attendance 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Amvets 2000 Darts, Enjoy the game of Darts @ 7pm refreshments served 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 TUESDAY MenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st Tuesday at 8am, at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Tacos 11-2, Euchre 12-4, Aux Mtg-6PM, $0.25 off drafts, dom. btls & wells, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Rd) first Tues, 6pm. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 Youth Boxing, USA Boxing coach. 6 p.m. Tues/Thurs. Morgan Center. Fundamentals. Work ethic. $10. 239-292-9230. NPBOXCLUB@gmail.com Amvets 2000, Amvets 2000 regular monthly meeting @ 7pm Ex-Board @ 6pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 WEDNESDAY North Port Amateur Radio Club, Coffee Break. All Welcome. North Port AbbeÂs Doughnuts 9:15AM come & have coffee 888-2980 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, CyndieÂs Drink of the Day 6-10. A different drink every Wednesday. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Food for the Soul, Bible study 4:30. Dinner 5:30. Activities for all ages 6-7:30. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Amvets 2000, Corn hole tournament @ 6pm Played inside 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Fruit & Vegetable Club, Suncoast Trop Fruit & Veg Club 6:30pm 234 E Nippino Nokomis Dr. Seonghee Lee UFL/IFAS speaker 941-539-0073 AmateurRadio Meeting, Monthly meeting @ No. Port Fire Station, 4980 City Center Blvd. 7PM, New Ham in area? Plz come, Guests Welcome. 888-2980 THURSDAY Crafty Ladies, Handcrafted items every Thursday 9-11:30am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Amvets 2000 Dinner, LAUX Mostaccioli dinner @ 4:30-7pm QOH @ 7pm Karaoke by Greg Gage @ 7pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 FRIDAY Amvets 2000, Fun Day Karaoke by Irish @ 7pm 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 NORTH PORT CALENDAR BIRTHDAYS Happy 85th birthday to Arthur Sanders on his special day Aug. 9. Happy 33rd birthday to Missy Campos on her special day July 28. CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in SundayÂs Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the personÂs name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. Happy 70th birthday to Steve Sulinski on his special day Aug. 5. WEEKLY RECORDCharlotte County marriage licensesÂ€ Sutham Panatkool of Punta Gorda, and Siriporn Strike of Punta Gorda Â€ Kathleen Joan Moerler of Venice, and John Martin Gallagher of Punta Gorda Â€ Amy Don Juan of Port Charlotte, and Dustin Christopher Tillman of Port Charlotte Â€ James John Kelly of Punta Gorda, and Susan Mary Kahn of Punta Gorda Â€ Jeffrey Dale Burrell of North Fort Myers, and Tresa Kay Sheff of North Fort Myers Â€ Rusty Cole Ayers of North Port, and Brittany Lee Thompson of North Port Â€ Mark Paul Rodrigues of Port Charlotte, and Heidi Ann Johnson of Port Charlotte Â€ Hector Gallardo-Alvarez of Port Charlotte, and Norma Alvarez Lugo of Port Charlotte Â€ Wesley Ross Penza of North Fort Myers, and Diana Juanita Goodwin of Fort Myers Â€ Wylene Sue Fowler of Punta Gorda, and James Walter Lant of Punta Gorda Â€ Beverly Lynn Higgins of North Port, and Richard Bruno of North Port Â€ Kurt Thomas Schabbel of Punta Gorda, and Tina Marie Marino of Sunrise, Fla. Â€ Tracy Dwayne Pope of Shepherd,Texas, and Elizabeth Brooke Lang of Shepherd,Texas Â€ Paul Stephen Crawford of Punta Gorda, and Rubenia Dinora Salgado Jimenez of Punta GordaCharlotte County divorcesÂ€ Cierra C. Agilar v. Jeffrey Agilar Â€ Lester Aguas v. Amanda Aguas Â€ Joseph Delisio v. Elaine Masters Â€ Mary Grace Albano Delizo v. Eddie Macalalad Delizo Â€ Dean C. Galusha v. Jenniffer J. Ingalls Â€ Matthew Griffiths v. Amanda Griffiths Â€ Alan Hines v. Nancy Hines Â€ Jazmin Howard v. Jose Mateo Cardana Aguinaga Â€ Christian D. Landry v. Kayla M. Landry Â€ Melissa Lynn Swafford v. Timothy John Swafford Â€ Juan Albert Valerio Marmolejos v. Inocencia Garcia Â€ Van Earl Williams v. Kim Williams WINNERÂS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103Â€ Sunday Darts winners July 29: Game 1: 1-Dave Heder, CW Clark; 2-Barb Carroll, George Holl; 3-Christy Buzzell, Dale McDaniels. Game 2: 1-Tommie Holl and George Holl; 2-Sandy Becker, Ira Hudson; 3-Sue Watson, George Stearn Jr.American Legion Post 110Â€ Bridge winners July 30: 1-Jean Finks, 5330; 2-Bucky Jacques, 4140; 3-Corlotta Crowell, 3950; 4-Ann Beers, 3740.Charlotte Harbor Yacht ClubÂ€ Mahjong winners July 24: Carol Greeter, Carol Hyatt. July 31: Jeri Schaller, Carol Hyatt.Charlotte Square Condominium ComplexÂ€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners July 28: Virginia Clayton, 5280; Jay Oberlander, 4680; Joyce Weibel, 4590; Trudy Riley, 4460.Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyÂ€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners July 26: 1-Ann Benmayor, Warren Prince; 2-Elizabeth Wood, Alicia Kunisch; 3-Bob Rancourt, Peggy Villela. July 31: (N/S) 1-Leslie Clugston, Lois Kenyon; 2-Bob Mohrbacher, Elizabeth Wood; 3-Bob Rancourt, Peter Harrington. (E/W) 1-George Betts, Ariel Schaefer; 2-Pat Betts, Russ Curtis; 3-Christine Beury, Mary Revins. Â€ Mahjong winners July 26: Table 1: Bev Levy, Kathy Cimaglia; Table 2: Cindy Robertson, Barb Whitlock; Table 3: Dorothy Quirk, Emily Hughes; Table 4: Doris Marlin, Merry Davine. July 31: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Cindy Robertson; Table 2: Diane Green; Table 3: Jan Gifford, Dorothy Quirk, Linda Palolsky; Table 4: Evelyn Kalmaer, Emily Hughes; Table 5: Barb Polisar, Gina Adamo. Â€ Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Aug. 1: Bea Cook, 14; Frank White, 13; Lorraine Titus, 11; Ed Mielke, 10; Ginny Bishop, 10; Flo Ippolito, 10, Herb Bacon, 10 Dennis Larson, 10.Isles Yacht ClubÂ€ Scrabble winners July 27: Judith Howell, 296; Diana Lehr, 289, 192. Â€ Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 1: 1-Arlene and Ray Rothhaar; 2-Bob and Jackie Whitaker; 3-Jan Savino, Jane Seatter.Kings GateÂ€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Aug. 1: Ron LaPointe, 1470; Jim Conway, 1365. Â€ Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners July 27: Kathy Garbowicz, 1569; Gary Sblendorio, 1436.Kingsway Country ClubÂ€ Ladies Bridge winners Aug. 1: 1-Lucy Schmidt; 2-Linda Bellmore.Moose Lodge 2121Â€ Contract Bridge winners July 25: Barbara Alore, 6259; Jay Oberlander, 5450; Bud Barnhouse, 5040; Bill Kutschman, 4470. Â€ Euchre Card Game winners: Aug. 2: Ginger Emerine, 77; Karl Ebert, 77; Bill Whitehouse, 72; Joy Saddler, 68; Allan S. Weithman, 68; Jean Whitehouse, 68.Port Charlotte Bridge ClubÂ€ Bridge Club winners July 27: Trudy Riley, 4710; Virginia Clayton, 4130; Harold Clark, 3970; Blanche Thum, 3860.RiverwoodÂ€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners July 27: 1-Riverwood Rebels; 2-Us and Them.Twin Isles Country ClubÂ€ Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 1: 1-Kathy Strayton, Katie Costello, 2-Susan Baird, Barbara Clay. Aug. 2: 1-(tie) Joanne Ryder & Lilian Stein, Katie Costello & Barbara Clay. Want to add your group to the WinnerÂs Circle? 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Housing will be provided for Individual workers outside normal commuting distance. QualiÂ“ ed workers will be provided transportation and subsistence expenses to the workplace, upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate. All workers interested in the job should contact the nearest ofÂ“ ce of the Department of Economic Opt/ Foreign Labor Cert-H2A; MSC G-300 Caldwell Building-107 E Madison St, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4140-Phone 850-921-3466 Job Order #FL 10743093adno=721028 STARTING AT $25,100!! CONSTRUCTION HEATING & SALT SYSTEMS POOL SERVICE & REPAIRS POOL SUPPLY STORE625-50561212 Enterprise Drive Port Charlotte, FL firstname.lastname@example.org 26Reader's Choice Awards!Lic./Insured Lic.#CPO56749 2017 Complete Pool Package (Charlotte County Only)adno=50539773
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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSMany parents have had water safety on their minds after a small child drowned recently in a North Port canal. A program in the region has a core mission of preventing similar water-related tragedies, which has been operating in Sarasota and Charlotte counties for years. Kids SWIM Â„ an acronym for Safe Water Instruction Methods Â„ has helped thousands of second-graders in Sarasota and Charlotte counties improve their swimming skills while teaching them necessary techniques to save their lives in an emergency. The program has been operational for multiple years and is made possible by a partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and local school districts. ÂWe taught 973 second-graders last year in Charlotte County, so almost 1,000 were given water safety lessons,ÂŽ Gulf Coast Community Foundation Senior Vice President for Philanthropy Veronica Brady said. ÂAll funded by philanthropy.ÂŽ Brady, who has overseen the Kids SWIM program since it began, said that Kids SWIM is possible because of the donors to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The organization pays for the cost of lifeguards, swim instructors, and transportation for students during the school day for the weeklong program. Funding for the upcoming school year was recently bolstered by donations from Florida Swimming Pool Association and the organizationÂs local Manasota and Charlotte Harbor chapters. The Sarasota and Charlotte Kids SWIM program each received $2,000 to provide swim lessons this year. ÂOur Â“rst focus for the program is making sure that if a kid falls into the water that they can get to safety, and they know what to do to prevent drowning,ÂŽ Brady said. The program is assisted through the help of regional YMCAs that regularly supply the facilities and instructors used for the program. ÂItÂs a great program because drowning is one of the leading causes of death for young kids, so itÂs a really worthwhile initiative,ÂŽ said Pat Ryan, of SKY Family YCMA. Program teaches water safety for second-gradersBy RORY LANESUN INTERN In May 2015, North Port Family YMCA aquatics director and swim coach Gene Peters assisted Dariana Limas, 9, a second-grader at Toledo Blade Elementary, with proper strokes during free swimming lessons. SUN FILE PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIA Glenallen second-grader Jahdiel Dominguez-Rodriguez was one of more than 600 students in April 2014 from North Port elementary schools who received free swimming lessons from the YMCA through a grant provided by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Jazmyne Graham, a Glenallen second-grader, prepares to dive in, April of 2014, into the shallow end of the North Port YMCA pool for plastic rings during a free swimming lesson program. An employee at the Charlotte Correctional Institution was arrested Friday after attempting to bring vodka and cigarettes to an inmate. The Department of Corrections reported Doris Edith Vidrine, 50, of Port Charlotte, was found with the cigarettes and two Great Value water bottles Â“lled with vodka during a patdown search. She had been promised $200 for delivering the contraband items, according to an arrest afÂ“davit. Vidrine is a contract teacher at the institution, according to a press release from the department. She was charged with introduction of contraband into a state correctional facility and commercial bribery. Following her arrest, she was transported to the Charlotte County Jail. She was later released after posting a $15,000 bond. Traffic enforcement locations setBeginning Monday, the Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce will increase trafÂ“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: Â€ Bermont Road Top crash locations: Â€ Veterans Blvd & Murdock Circle Â€ U.S. 41 & Cornelius Blvd Â€ Veterans Blvd & Kings Hwy Â€ I-75 & Jones Loop Road Â€ State Road 31 & Bermont Road The Charlotte County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce reported the following arrests: Â€ Glenn Emmet Stotz, 63, 37500 block of Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda. Charge: fugitive from justice. Bond: none. Â€ Pasquale Edward Capotorto, 47, 22400 block of Adorn Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: driving while license suspended 3rd or subsequent offense, failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Â€ Laraine Elizabeth Twombly, 57, 3500 block of Port Charlotte Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $775. Â€ Ray Clifford Addison, 23, 3400 block of Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: petty theft 1st degree property $100 to under $300 and violation of probation. Bond: none. Â€ Michael Sherwin Himme, 27, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft of motor vehicle. Bond: none. Â€ William Allen Wilkins Jr., 44, 18300 block of Kerrville Circle, Port Charlotte. Charges: dealing in stolen property and false ID to secondhand dealer. Bond: none. Â€ Ryan Anthony Garcia, 25, 21000 block of Denise Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, out of county warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Bond: none. Â€ Daniel Rodriguez Jr., 39, 81000 block of Cheseboro Ave., North Port. Charge: driving while license suspended 3rd or subsequent oense. Bond: none. Â€ Buddy Tyson Tyndall, 45, of North Fort Myers. Charges: petty theft 2nd degree 1st oense and violation of probation. Bond: none. Â€ Kimberly Elaine Tipton, 51, of North Fort Myers. Charges: three counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $37,500. Â€ Ashley Renee Stanton, 29, 6800 block of Placida Road, Englewood. Charge: extortion. Bond: none. Â€ Evan Arthur Blake, 29, 27000 block of Partin Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. Â€ Justin William Sherman, 38, 5800 block of Acla Vista Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: violation of probation and battery. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Â€ Michael Dennis Rosas, 28, of Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Â€ Eric Gomez Carranza, 29, of Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Â„ Compiled by Anne EaskerReport: CCI employee attempts to smuggle vodka to inmate 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. GROUPER NY WAY$14 Served with your choice of 2 sides(Sides not included with salads or pastas)(EXCLUDES BLACK GROUPER) adno=54537347 adno=50538525 adno=50537034
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 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 08/05/2018 3130 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that Stor age America will sell contents of the Storage units listed below at a public auction to satisfy lien placed on contents (pursuant to Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes). Sale Will take place on line at www.StorageStuff.Bid On A ugust 20, 2018 @ 10:00AM. Sale will be conducted by Storage Stuff.Bid (AB3482, AU4167) on behalf of Storage America. Storage Units are located at Storage America, 1145 Capricorn Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL. Contents sold for Cash Only to the highest bid der. A 10% buyer's premium will be Charged as well as a $50 cleaning deposit per unit. Sales final. No one Under 16 years old permitted. Property sold is Misc., Boxes & Household Items. Name and Unit Courtney Latrella C39 Angela Brun C101, D4B Publish: 08/05/18, 08/12/18 114853 3601746 N ot i ce o f S a l e / A uct i on Time of Sale: 10:00 am Location of Sale: 11139 Tamiami T rail, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Date of Sale: AUGUST 21 2018 1G1AF5F54A7118959 10 CHEVCOBALTBLUE JA4LS31H3XP025564 99 MITS MONTERO SPORT SILVER 1B7HC16Y11S323881 01 DODGRAM 1500 BLUE 1M1AW07Y5BM014227 11 MACK600WHITE 1T9DS37B241066578 04 TRALDUMP TRAILER SILVER Publish: August 5, 2018 103614 3601833 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 3138 OTHER NOTICES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE 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. East ern Standard Time RFQ SUBMITTAL LOCATION: Florida SouthWestern State College, ATTN: Lisa Tudor, Office of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 116A, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, Florida 33919 PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Friday, 8/24/18 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time at Florida SouthWestern State College, Office of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkw ay, Ft. Myers, Florida 33919. Recommendation for intended A WARD to be posted at website http://www.fsw.edu/procurement/bids on or about 8/27/18, District Board of Trustees Meeting: September 2018, Certificates Valid for period 1/1/2019-12/31/19 FSW is accepting Applications from General Contractors possessing an active and current General Contractors License issued by the State of Florida interested in prequalifying for future FSW construction projects for the 2019 calendar year. Project types will include remodeling, renovation and new construction. 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 NORTH PORT Â„ About a dozen area women gathered in a room at North Port Sarasota Memorial Hospital ER and Health Care Center on Saturday to participate in the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota CountyÂs ÂLatchOn Sarasota.ÂŽ The event is held as part of an annual World Breastfeeding Week celebration. There were several people from Charlotte County attending to show support as well. Eric Ziegelbauer, of Port Charlotte, was one. ÂMy role is to support my wife,ÂŽ said Ziegelbauer, who has four children with his wife, Jesse. Jesse Ziegelbauer said her husband is extremely supportive and has learned a lot in the nine years she has nursed their children. ÂI will have people ask me questions and when I answer them they will say ÂOh, Eric already told me that.Â I guess heÂs picked up a thing or two,ÂŽ she said. ÂThis was all new to me, but now when people have questions I am able to answer them,ÂŽ said Eric Ziegelbauer, who added the biggest issue he thinks women face is the stigma that breastfeeding mothers face when nursing in public. ÂThereÂs nothing wrong with it. TheyÂre doing something beneÂ“cial for their child,ÂŽ he said. The ZiegelbauerÂs 9-year-old son, Caleb, agreed. ÂItÂs part of life. ItÂs no big deal,ÂŽ he said. Caleb and his siblings werenÂt the only children in attendance of the Latch-On. Another attendee was 15-year-old Jacob Mohan, whose mother, Crystal Mohan, is a breastfeeding peer counselor. ÂI think itÂs an awesome thing that moms get to meet together and support one another, help with any issues they may have. Breastfeeding is great. ItÂs natural. If I saw a mom breastfeeding in public I would want to tell her sheÂs doing a good job for her child,ÂŽ Jacob said. ÂMy mom is passionate about it and that has helped me learn a lot.ÂŽ Crystal Mahon said she became a breastfeeding peer counselor because she is passionate about breastfeeding and always had people coming to her for advice. ÂIt was a great experience to get certiÂ“ed to help other moms. Before, I was self-educated on breastfeeding, but now I can really help because I took ofÂ“cial training classes and have resources and a network of people behind me, ready to help moms with their breastfeeding journey,ÂŽ Mahon said. ÂItÂs been a wonderful experience, for me, getting to help other women.ÂŽ Kassondra Macy, of North Port, was in attendance with her 3-monthold daughter, Cebe. Macy said that she did not have an easy time with breastfeeding, at Â“rst, but coming to breastfeeding support groups, funded by a grant from Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc., has helped her. ÂItÂs been an amazing bonding experience and the information I learned is extremely helpful,ÂŽ Macy said. ÂI didnÂt think I was going to be able to exclusively breastfeed, but I can and I feel blessed to be able to do so.ÂŽ While the event was focused on breastfeeding mothers, Mary OÂConnor, manager of Women and ChildrenÂs Services of Sarasota Memorial, said that Âsupport of dads is incredibly important.ÂŽ ÂWe welcome dads to all of our clinics because having that support system is what will help a mother the most in her breastfeeding journey,ÂŽ OÂConnor said. ÂThis event obviously helps raise awareness about breastfeeding, but it also brings together families and communities to let them know they are important in helping mothers succeed, too.ÂŽ Both North Port and Sarasota hosted a Latch-On in conjunction with the Global Big Latch On and La Leche LeagueÂs Live Love Latch efforts. Sarasota held the event at the Sarasota Farmers Market and had Â27 latches, with a total of 62 participants (moms, participating children, and older kids) in attendance,ÂŽ according to Jamee Thumm, educational services manager for Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc. ÂIÂd say there were at least 12 volunteers helping, plus a lot of dads and grandmas helped out,ÂŽ Thumm said. For more information on breastfeeding support meetings, visit www. healthystartsarasota.org, or call 941 373-7070. Latching on to breastfeeding educationBy ANGEL ALBRINGSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY ANGEL ALBRINGParticipants in Latch-On begin the event on Saturday morning at North PortÂs Sarasota Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and Health Care Center. About a dozen women took part in North Port and about 30 at a similar event in Sarasota. NORTH PORT Â„ Irma may have left little damage in 2017, but local residents and experts alike used it as a wake up call. Rich Berman, North Port Fire RescueÂs division chief for Emergency Management, visited with the North Port Neighborhood Watch group and interested residents last week to discuss emergency preparedness. ÂLast year we learned a lot, it also woke up a lot of people from their hurricane coma theyÂve been in,ÂŽ Berman said. ÂItÂs giving basic information and new stuff. I believe (Irma) has shaken some people and because of that, more people are coming to presentations and weÂre giving more presentations.ÂŽ He not only covered the basics of hurricane prep but also went over the slew of changes to the county tackling emergencies. After Hurricane Irma swept through the state in September 2017, experts were called in to Sarasota County to review what could have been done better. Among the new protocol includes opening multiple hurricane Âevacuation centersÂŽ at the same time, having all evacuation centers be pet friendly and offering rally points to be taken to evacuation centers. ÂWe understand they made a lot of changes and we wanted to see whatÂs new and what changed after Irma,ÂŽ said Carol Silvia, a Port Charlotte resident. Carol DePue, treasurer of the Neighborhood Watch, wanted to have Berman visit the group to educate them on the changes, especially in the midst of hurricane season. ÂThis just seemed to be a really good idea to let people know whatÂs going on with emergency planning,ÂŽ DePue said. ÂIÂm very pleased with how many attendants came out and I would like it to be an annual thing. I think itÂs a very worthwhile presentation to hear once a year.ÂŽ And many non-members came to the meeting to get more informed on their hurricane plans. ÂLast year was just awful and this year we decided (should there be a hurricane) to stay,ÂŽ said Diana Palmer, a North Port resident. ÂWe wanted any information we could get. ThereÂs little things everyone tells you to do but this was much more informative.ÂŽ The Neighborhood Watch group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the Â“rst Wednesday of the month in North Port City Hall. Many of the hurricane resources can be found online at cityofnorthport.com/ government/city-services/ building/hurricane-safety. 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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 STATE NEWS STATE NEWSWASHINGTON Â„ Rick Scott is seemingly everywhere Florida voters look. The Republican governor now running for the U.S. Senate has poured $16 million into television advertising since announcing his bid Â„ 16,698 spots on English-language broadcast TV alone. HeÂs also held scores of campaign events and is almost a constant presence thanks to his role as stateÂs chief executive. ÂIf you were watching the World Cup on Telemundo, every time there was a halftime for every single match, there was a Rick Scott commercial talking about his activities and his work to help Puerto Rican refugees,ÂŽ said Freddy Balsera, a Miami-based Democratic strategist and fundraiser supporting the man Scott wants to unseat, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson, facing his most competitive Senate race since he won the seat in 2000, has yet to run any broadcast television ads. He doesnÂt plan to until Aug. 29, the day after the Florida primary, even though the general election race is set. His campaign appearances have mostly been conÂ“ned to weekends, when the Senate is out of session. Nelson, 75, is one of 10 incumbent Democratic senators running in a state Trump won in 2016. But Florida is the very deÂ“nition of a swing state. Recent polling suggests this race will be another close Â“ght. A Mason-Dixon poll of likely voters conducted July 24-25 found Scott up by 3 percentage points, within the 4-point margin of error. NelsonÂs campaign has booked $18 million in TV time for its initial reservation, and outside groups already are ramping up support for him. The top super PAC afÂ“liated with Senate Democrats, the Senate Majority PAC, has run 4,888 broadcast TV spots at an estimated cost of $5.1 million, while airing another $1.1 million of cable TV ads, according to data from Kantar MediaÂs CMAG, which tracks political advertising. Majority Forward, a non-proÂ“t group afÂ“liated with the Senate Majority PAC, is booked to spend $1.8 million in the state this week and next week on broadcast TV, cable TV and satellite TV. ÂThe campaign is focused on talking with Floridians directly about the issues that matter to them and the importance of voting in November to ensure they have a strong independent leader in Bill Nelson who will Â“ght for them,ÂŽ said Carlie Waibel, a spokeswoman for the Nelson campaign. The campaign has focused on direct voter contact programs like door-knocking and phone banking. It has released four digital ads, including one Spanish-language ad. Bob Buckhorn, the Democratic mayor of Tampa who backs Nelson, said that while an incumbent governor Âwill always have to some degree a built-in advantageÂŽ and that ScottÂs doggedness shouldnÂt be underestimated, he trusts NelsonÂs instincts and timing. He dismissed concerns from some of his fellow Democrats that Nelson risks falling behind. ÂRick ScottÂs M.O. in the last two governorÂs races has been get out early, spend a bunch of money, deÂ“ne your opponent in negative terms and then in the last three weeks double or triple whatever theyÂre spending,ÂŽ he said. But if October comes Âand thereÂs a big gap in spending, yeah IÂd say thatÂs problematic,ÂŽ Buckhorn said. The spending so far by Scott, 65, who didnÂt formally enter the campaign until April, already represents almost $1 out of every $10 spent so far on broadcast TV in all Senate primary, special and general election campaigns nationwide for the entire 2017-18 election cycle. Scott ranked Â“rst among all Senate candidates for fundraising and spending during the second quarter. He took in $22.5 million, including $14.1 million of his own money, and en ded the quarter with $4.5 million cash on hand after spending $18 million. Nelson spent just $1.2 million, while raising $4.4 million. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 CARDBOARD BOAT RACE MOVES TO POOLCATS GOING FOR $25MINDFUL MEDITATION AT LIBRARY Pioneer Days organizers arenÂt waiting to find out which way the wind will be blowing on Labor Day Weekend. Seepage 8. All cats Â„ including kittens Â„ are $25 at the Animal Welfare League until Aug. 13, volunteers said Thursday. Seepage 10. Shannon Staub Public Library hosted Isha Kriyastyle meditation for beginners recently. Seepage 11.My June 10 column featured an Op-Ed by Sarasota County property appraiser Bill Furst. Bill stated that homeowners who use services like Airbnb risk losing their homestead exemption. Tom Martinelli, policy director for Airbnb in Florida, has responded with his own interpretation of the Florida Statutes governing homestead exemptions. The rest of this column is MartinelliÂs Op-Ed. Â€ Â€ Â€ Home sharing is not a new concept in Sarasota. In fact, Sarasotans have been sharing their home to guests since the County incorporated in the 1920s. The notion of renting out a room for supplemental income then formalized into a vacation rental industry that evolved into one of the backbones of FloridaÂs economy. And in recent years, innovative platforms like Airbnb have provided new ways for this traditional industry to reach consumers and energize the economy, while allowing seniors and empty nesters with a spare, private room to take part in the economic activity as well. The most recent polling from Mason-Dixon reveals that Floridians both throughout the state and within the Sarasota region strongly support vacation rentals, with 73 percent expressing support for the rights of homeowners to rent out both their primary residence and second homes (or investment properties). Despite the overwhelming sentiment in favor of property rights, some still argue for more restrictive regulatory environments. For example, the national DCbased hotel lobby was caught propping up an entirely fake organization in Florida posing as Âa neighborhood watch groupÂŽ to pressure lawmakers into pursuing anti-homeowner public policies. And more recently, Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst published commentary asserting that home sharers may be violating the terms of their homestead exemptions. Homestead fraud is a critical issue and a challenge for local policymakers to address. However, Mr. FurstÂs interpretation, while well-meaning, may have the unintended consequence of needlessly frightening many ÂSarasotansÂŽ who share their homes to guests. Mr. Furst asserts that homestead exemptions may be abandoned if owners rent Âall or a portion of the property.ÂŽ Yet the actual statute governing homestead violations reads differently: ÂThe rental of all or substantially all of a dwelling previously claimed to be a homestead for tax purposes shall constitute the abandonment of such dwelling as a homestead.ÂŽ Furthermore, this only applies if the property is rented for Âmore than 30 days per calendar year for 2 consecutive years.ÂŽ This minor change in wording makes all the difference in the world from a legal and practical sense. Seniors sharing an extra room or an adjacent guest house are clearly renting nowhere near Âsubstantially allÂŽ of their home. These Floridians are taking full economic advantage of their own homes, and theyÂre doing so in a fully legal and forthright manner. In fact, that the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation does not even include these spaces as the type of vacation rentals that would require licensing. While professional full-home vacation rentals may not be eligible for a homestead exemption, Sarasota homeowners sharing parts of their homes through platforms like Airbnb are operating lawfully and doing nothing to put their homestead exemptions at risk. This issue is a microcosm within the larger Florida vacation rental debate. From city to city, rules governing what Floridians are allowed to do with their own properties vary wildly, with some cities even imposing Â“nes starting at $20,000 for sharing oneÂs dwelling. Other cities institute Âregistration feesÂŽ for homeowners to be able to share their homes that number in the thousands of dollars Â„ unaffordable for any middle-class Floridian. For this reason, a bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers have sought to institute general state standards on vacation rental regulations Â„ another idea that received strong support in the recent Mason-Dixon poll. We should empower cities to tailor their regulations as it relates to noise, trash, parking and more, while instituting baseline Airbnb defends right to rent homestead BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 743 Eagle Point Dr., Venice 1361 Willet Court, Punta Gorda 7785 Manasota Key Road, Englewood 743 Eagle Point Dr., Venice 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1998 List Price: $2,450,000 LP/SqFt: $518.41 Garage/Carport: 2-car attached Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 4,726 Total Acreage: 14,539 Pool: Yes Location: The Eagle Point Club Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Helen Moore, Cell 941724-2030, Michael Saunders & CoBRETT | 2 1361 Willet Court, Punta Gorda 33950 County: Charlotte Year Built: 1999 List Price: $525,000 LP/SqFt: $280.75 Garage/Carport: 2-car attached Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heaed: 1,870 Total Acreage: 8654 Pool: Yes Location: Punta Gorda Isles Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Agent Jennifer Calenda, Cell 941-916-0798, Brokerage Michael Saunders & Co 7785 Manasota Key Road, Englewood 34223 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1972 List Price: $1,699,000 LP/SqFt: $369.59 Garage/Carport: 1 car attached Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Sq Ft Heated: 4,597 Total Acreage: 33,831 Pool: Yes Location: Manasota Key Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Michelle Hupp, Cell 941-7735464, Michael Saunders & Co
Page 14 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 state regulations that are clear and understandable for all Floridians. In our state, property rights are paramount. Whether it relates to property taxes or regulations, Floridians should maintain the right to responsibly share their own homes without fear of government overreach. Tom Martinelli is the policy director of Airbnb in Florida. Â€ Â€ Â€ Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@ BrettSlattery.com, or www.BrettSlattery.com. Brett thanks Herald Tribune opinion editor Tom Tryon for assistance in researching this column.BRETTFROM PAGE 1Question: What do home mortgage loans (including second mortgage loans), retail installment loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, and mobile home loans, have in common Â„ aside from being loans to consumers? Answer: The interest charge sometimes is calculated monthly and sometimes daily. With a monthly interest rate (MIR) the borrower is charged for each month, whereas with a daily interest rate (DIR) the borrower is charged for each day. Why is this distinction important? Because DIRs are a potential trap for unwary borrowers, countless numbers of whom have found themselves permanently indebted, usually with no understanding of how it happened. The problem has been entirely overlooked by regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Consider an example: a 30-year loan for $100,000 with a rate of 6 percent. The monthly payment for both a MIR and a DIR would be $599.56, part of which pays the monthly interest charge, with the remainder allocated to principal. To calculate the interest charge on an MIR, the annual interest rate is divided by 12 and then multiplied by the balance at the end of the preceding month to obtain the interest due for the month. If the loan balance on the 6 percent MIR is $100,000, the interest due for the month is .06/12x100,000 = $500. The principal is 599.56 500 = 99.56. With a DIR of the same amount and same annual rate, the daily interest is .06/365x100,000 = $16.44. The interest due for the month is 16.44x30 = $493.3 or 16.44x31 = $509.64, resulting in principal of $106.56 or $89.92, depending on whether the month has 30 or 31 days. The payment due date is usually the Â“rst business day of the month for both MIRs and DIRs. The critical difference between them is their treatment of payments that are posted after the due date. MIRs typically have a payment grace period of 10 to 15 days, during which the lender will accept the monthly payment as payment in full. Borrowers are subject to a late charge only if their payment is posted after the grace period has expired. On a DIR, daily interest accrual never stops. If the borrower pays on the Â“rst day of a month following a month that has 30 days, she owes 30 days of interest. If she pays on the Â“fth day of the month, she will owe 34 days of interest. But it also works in the other direction. If the borrower pays before the due date, say on the 25th day of the preceding month, she will owe only 25 days of interest. It follows that DIRs are much more challenging for borrowers than MIRs. Disciplined borrowers who understand how it works can sometimes use it to their advantage, but they are very few. Most borrowers who have DIRs do not know it, and their ignorance often costs them dearly. Many of those with less than pristine payment habits Â“nd themselves on a slippery slope toward permanent indebtedness.The slippery slope of a DIRConsider the DIR referred to earlier with an annual rate of 6 percent, a mortgage payment of $599.56, daily interest of $16.44 and total interest due for a month with 31 days of $509.64. If the borrower pays on the due date, her payment to principal will be 599.56 509.64 = 89.92. But for each day she is late, the interest charge rises and the payment to principal declines by $16.44. If she is six or more days late, the interest charge exceeds her monthly payment, so instead of a payment to principal, the lender records an Âinterest deficit.ÂŽ The borrower is now on the slippery slope because the interest deficit is added to the interest charge due the following month. So long as the borrower has an interest deficit, the loan balance remains unchanged. The higher the interest rate, the quicker is the emergence of an interest deficit. At 3 percent the borrower has 20 days to avoid a deficit, at 6 percent she has five days, and at 12 percent she has one day. The trap closes most quickly on the weakest borrowers who pay the highest rates. In a market where borrowers were offered both MIRs and DIRs, and prospective borrowers understood the features of both, those who could make payments at regular intervals shorter than 30 days Â„ every 28 days, for example Â„ would select DIRs. Everyone else would select MIRS unless they were enticed to accept DIRs in order to get a lower interest rate. DIRs would be priced lower. But that is not the market we have. I have never encountered a case where a borrower was offered the choice of MIR or DIR. Invariably they accept what they are offered, without realizing there is an issue. I have encountered many cases where borrowers initially had an MIR that was switched to DIR by another lender after their loans were sold. Such a switch must be permitted by the note, which has been the case with every note I have examined. Notes are silent on how the interest charge is calculated. Misleading Documents Last week I was approached by a lady who had purchased a manufactured home in 1998 for $39,000 and financed it with a retail installment contract at 12 percent. Her concern was the usual one that arises with DIRs: After 20 years, she owed almost as much as she had borrowed. No one had ever explained the perils of daily interest to her. The documents she was given at origination had only one clue. On a document called ÂType of MortgageÂŽ there was a checked box called ÂSimple Interest.ÂŽ That is the code name for a DIR. But the dictionary tells us that simple interest means that interest is not paid on interest. And it is true that on the DIR, interest is not paid on the interest deficit. But almost all MIRs are also simple interest. The only MIRs I know of that permit interest compounding are the toxic option ARMs that were written before the financial crisis but not since. The only reason to describe a DIR as a simple interest loan is to obfuscate its central feature. The interest rate shown on the origination documents is the annual rate, which is used in calculating the monthly payment. But on a MIR the interest rate the borrower actually pays is the daily rate, and that is not shown. Showing the daily rate could give the game away. Lurking in the shadows is the question of whether that rate is calculated using a 365-day year or a 360day year. There is no way to know. The servicing statements the borrower receives perpetuate the obfuscation. They show the interest charges that have accrued but not a clue as to how the charges are calculated. Where are the federal agencies? With one exception, they ignore the issue. The pricing schedules and underwriting requirements of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not distinguish between mortgages charging monthly interest and mortgages charging daily interest. The agencies purchase both subject to the same requirements and the same prices. This is difficult to rationalize because the loss rates on DIRs are bound to be greater than those on MIRs, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to protect consumers, with a major focus on loan disclosures, which it took over from HUD and the Federal Reserve. Redesigning the disclosure forms was a major priority. Its new Loan Estimate designed for shoppers and Closing Disclosure for borrowers are larger and clearer than the documents they replaced, but neither shows whether interest is calculated daily or monthly. This is shameful. I am told by reliable sources that FHA will not insure a daily interest mortgage, so they are evidently the exception, but I have not been able to confirm this. Next week: How to fix this festering sore. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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Page 16 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 4 DALLAS Â„ Jake Buzzard is, as those millennials say, Âliving his best life.ÂŽ The 32-year-old central Illinois transplant has worked his way up to a well-paying job as a retail manager for a large multinational company in Grand Prairie, Texas. He oversees hundreds of workers, heÂs in a committed relationship and, along with a growing number of his generation, heÂs got a house: a $500,000 one in a swanky Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, which he closed on in April. Millennials are buying homes. Never mind the punditry that the plastic straw-hating snowÂ”akes are stuck in overpriced apartments because they keep opening their wallets for $7 avocado toast. They made up 34 percent of American home buyers in 2017, more than any other age group, according to the National Association of Realtors. And though a bevy of economic factors are working against them, millennials are driving developers to make their communities experienceand amenity-rich, inclusive and connected to the cities around them. Millennials are on the verge of becoming the countryÂs biggest generation, and they make up the plurality of the labor force, according to Pew Research Center. And born as early as 1981, theyÂre also a lot older than many expect, with the most senior of the generation in their midto-late 30s. ÂAt that age, they want the same things their parents did: a house in a safe neighborhood with good schools nearby,ÂŽ said Randy Guttery, director of real estate programs at University of Texas at Dallas. Around 70 percent of millennials expect to live in single-family homes by 2020, according to a study from the Urban Land Institute, a real estate and land use think tank. BuzzardÂs home Â„ his Â“rst, as it took longer than expected to save the money to buy Â„ was a new build, rare for buyers of his generation. It was in his price range and close to his and his girlfriendÂs jobs, which he said were must-haves for the new digs. And itÂs in Kessler, an area near to the bars and culture of Bishop Arts and downtown. Proximity to culturally rich areas is important for millennial buyers, said Jolie Barrios, a 27-year-old Realtor with Clay Stapp+Co. who worked with Buzzard to Â“nd a house. She said more than half of her transactions since 2017 have been with buyers in their late 20s or early 30s, a function only of her age, which she said makes young clients more comfortable, but also of the dawn of the millennial homeowner. But even if these buyers want homes at the same rates as their parents, their interactions with the world of real estate donÂt look the same. ÂTheyÂre pretty particular,ÂŽ Barrios said. ÂThey want a good price, something thatÂs eco-friendly and something thatÂs recently updated. You know, itÂs instant gratiÂ“cation. We all work a lot, so we donÂt have the time to do a renovation when we buy.ÂŽ They also want community, connectivity and inclusiveness, said Tony Ruggeri, the millennial co-CEO of Republic Property Group, a developer that is building large communities at Light Farms in Prosper and Walsh in Fort Worth. ÂWeÂre not doing golf courses anymore, weÂre doing food and beverage,ÂŽ Ruggeri said. ÂAnd the concept of walls and gates, the instinct to insulate yourself from the outside world, thatÂs completely inverted.ÂŽ Checking all these boxes requires a lot of research, a natural instinct for people who grew up both on the internet and in the shadow of the housing crisis. ItÂs the main difference between them and their parents, who generally bought at younger ages and relied on realtors more. The members of Gen Y are wise to be careful. Even though almost all millennials want to own a home at some point, only a quarter actually do right now, far fewer than previous sets of young adults. TheyÂre saddled with unprecedented student loan debt, fastappreciating rent payments and other debts, like car loans and lines of credit, all of which make it hard to cobble together the money for down payments. And in a supply-starved, increasingly pricey market like Dallas, it can be hard to beat out better-established buyers who put up the cash necessary to close the deal. ItÂs also worth noting that plenty of young people do in fact live in urban areas, more than previous iterations of their age cohort, and plenty are satisÂ“ed renting. It also holds that 20-and-30 somethings have always gravitated to denser locales before fanning out in the suburbs as they age. The only thing actually unique about millennials demographically is their unprecedented diversity, making their exact needs and wants difÂ“cult to pin down. 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The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5 Many people are desperate to shed their timeshares. That provides bargains for timeshare enthusiasts like Angie and Mike McCaffery of Los Angeles. The retired couple has paid as little as 50 cents for ÂusedÂŽ timeshares. TheyÂve parlayed their timeshare weeks at four mainland U.S. resorts into affordable stays in England, Spain, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. ÂYou hear all the nightmare stories, but if you know how to work it and you can plan ahead, itÂs the best thing ever,ÂŽ says Angie McCaffery, 71. Timeshares are a way to use vacation property, typically resort condominiums with bedrooms and kitchens, for a week each year. In addition to the upfront cost of buying, owners must pay annual maintenance fees, which currently average about $900 but can total $3,000 or more for higher-end properties. Timeshares may be a speciÂ“c week each year, or ÂÂ”oating weeksÂŽ that can change from year to year, or ÂpointsÂŽ that can be converted into reservations for days or weeks at timeshare resorts. Most timeshares offer exchange opportunities that allow owners to stay at other resorts if they plan well in advance. The details can vary quite a bit, but people who are satisÂ“ed with their timeshares tend to have several things in common, says Brian Rogers, owner of Timeshare Users Group, one of the oldest forums for timeshare owners. Happy timeshare owners:Understand that timeshares arenÂt a financial investmentThe average cost of timeshares sold by resort developers has risen over time and now tops $20,000, according to the American Resort Development Association, an industry trade group. Unethical salespeople use that fact to imply, or even assert, that the timeshare you buy will increase in value. ThatÂs not true. On the resale market, the typical timeshare sells for 10 percent or less of what the original owner paid, Rogers says. TUG, eBay and other sites are full of Âfor saleÂŽ ads from owners willing to sell for just a penny.DonÂt buy a timeshare on vacationTimeshare salespeople are often much better at selling than you are at resisting Â„ especially when youÂre relaxed and having a great time. ThatÂs no state of mind to be in when you need to scan the details of a contract, assess potential exchange options and uncover things that can go wrong, such as rising annual maintenance fees or problems trading your share. If youÂre interested in a property, Rogers recommends renting from an existing timeshare owner to see how much you like it. But donÂt sign up on the spot. ÂI tell my friends, ÂDonÂt ever go to a presentation.Â TheyÂve gotten very hardsell,ÂŽ Angie McCaffery says.DonÂt pay retailThe McCafferys bought their Â“rst timeshare in 1994 from a developer, paying $15,000 for a two-bedroom condo in Palm Desert, California. Later they learned they could save thousands buying directly from other timeshare owners who no longer wanted to pay their annual maintenance fees. (People who simply stop paying their fees risk having the debts turned over to collection agencies, which can sue them and trash their credit.) In 2006, the McCafferys bought a one-bedroom timeshare in Park City, Utah, for $100 on eBay. Four years later, they paid $1 total for two timeshares, a one-bedroom unit in New Orleans and a two-bedroom unit in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Developers often offer incentives for buying retail, such as frequent traveler points or VIP treatment, but Âthose are almost never worth paying $19,000 or $20,000 extra for,ÂŽ Rogers says. ÂFor that money, IÂll get my own limo from the airport.ÂŽBuy in attractive locationsDonÂt buy a timeshare in an undesirable location on the promise you can trade it to stay in more desirable ones. If you donÂt want to vacation there, chances are potential exchange partners wonÂt, either. The McCafferys prefer buying Â“xed-week timeshares. That way, if they donÂt want to trade for another property, theyÂre guaranteed access to their properties each year without having to make advance reservations. Floating-week and point systems typically require more planning, since desirable weeks are snapped up early or require more points the longer people delay.Enjoy research and planningLearning the ins and outs of each timeshare system takes effort. While point systems are often touted as a way for people to vacation at the last minute, the reality is that the best deals have to be secured nine to 12 months in advance, Rogers says. ThatÂs actually a plus for people like Angie McCaffery, who typically starts researching the coupleÂs vacation options a year or more ahead. ÂHalf the fun of it is planning it,ÂŽ she says. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner and author of ÂYour Credit Score.ÂŽ Email: lwestonnerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lizweston.How to be a happy timeshare ownerBy LIZ WESTONNERDWALLET Q: The pool where I rent an apartment was closed for Â“ve months for renovations. We feel that our rent should be reduced because the use of the pool is part of what we are renting. Are we entitled to the discount? Â„ Thomas A: Much of this answer will depend on the wording of your lease. However, if your lease reads like the typical one, then the answer is no, you would not be entitled to a discount in your rent in this situation. This is because in a typical lease you are renting the apartment you live in and are being allowed to use the common areas as if you were any other condo unit owner. Of course, if your lease speciÂ“cally included the pool or other common areas as part of the rent then you might be entitled to a discount. But since your lease most likely just allows you the use of the common areas, subject to the condoÂs rules, you still need to pay your full rent. When a rented home is damaged and becomes uninhabitable, the tenant does not have to pay rent for the period it is unusable. If a rental becomes only partially uninhabitable, the rent is decreased by the amount of market rent due to the damaged area. For example, if a three-bedroom home has a leak in one of the bedrooms and it becomes unusable for a time while it is being repaired, the rent would be discounted to an amount appropriate for a two-bedroom home. If you had rented a single-family home with a pool and the pool becomes unusable, the rent would be discounted to the amount appropriate for a similar home without a pool. All of this is, of course, subject to the terms of the lease that was signed. Also, these rules generally only apply to substantial or long-term damage. So you should not expect a discount on your rent if your dishwasher goes on the fritz and is repaired the following Monday. 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.Apartment pool closes for five months Â„ is rent discount in order?By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL Looking for a Friend? Find him in the Classifieds adno=50538513
Page 18 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Living Area List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Dat e SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio C7401949 Sold 2437 HARBOR BLVD #214 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $58,900 Community $55,000 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Cash 7/30/2018 59 .85 0.93 C7402332 Sold 21267 GERTRUDE AVE #204 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $69,500 Community $65,500 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 7/30/2018 0.94 C7249875 Sold 1999 KINGS HWY #134A 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 780 $79,900 Community $79,900 2 1 0 1981 Condominium Cash 7/30/2018 99. 01 1 C7403189 Sold 21496 MALLORY AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 725 $80,000 None $79,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 7/26/2018 0.99 C7400075 Sold 112 MARTIN DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 984 $95,000 None $85,000 3 1 0 1958 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 69.44 0.89 C7250574 Sold 22123 BELINDA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,075 $95,000 None $90,000 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/201 8 63.6 0.95 C7400216 Sold 3300 LOVELAND BLVD #3201 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,070 $98,000 Community $96,500 2 2 0 1993 Condominium Conventional 7/31/2018 90.19 0.98 C7402447 Sold 21522 MEEHAN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 735 $99,900 None $99,900 1 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence FHA 7/30/2018 1 A4404343 Sold 21971 CELLINI AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,087 $99,900 None $94,000 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence VA 7/31/2018 0.94 C7251203 Sold 175 KINGS HWY #312 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,153 $107,900 Community $101,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventional 7/27/2 018 87.6 0.94 C7403844 Sold 18440 EDGEWATER DR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 912 $109,900 None $109,900 2 1 1 1985 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/27/2018 78.95 1 A4213900 Sold 2215 CLAUDE CT 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 840 $114,500 Private $97,000 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/201 8 64.49 0.85 C7247116 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #520 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $117,700 Community $99,000 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventional 7/30 /2018 122.68 0.84 C7248373 Sold 18529 GAMEWELL AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 910 $119,000 None $119,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2 018 82.64 1 C7402879 Sold 30390 CEDAR RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1,324 $119,900 None $121,500 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 6 0.27 1.01 C7401726 Sold 8574 HERBISON AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 802 $119,900 None $115,000 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 7/26/2018 1 32.79 0.96 C7251036 Sold 26336 NADIR RD #8 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,087 $124,900 Community $120,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Conventional 7/30/20 18 110.4 0.96 C7250049 Sold 19375 WATER OAK DR #204 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 887 $124,900 Community $118,500 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Conventional 7/31/2018 133.6 0.95 C7250098 Sold 2115 AARON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 900 $125,900 None $120,900 2 1 1 1971 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1 /2018 84.13 0.96 C7250931 Sold 22059 HERNANDO AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,216 $129,000 None $125,000 3 3 0 1961 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/31/2018 71.96 0.97 C7402843 Sold 2317 FINTONROD ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,072 $129,900 None $130,555 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2 018 76.57 1.01 C7246979 Sold 637 RIVIERA LN NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 917 $137,000 None $130,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/20 18 76.25 0.95 D5923368 Sold 18051 PETOSKEY CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 996 $139,000 None $138,800 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/27/2018 70.89 1 C7402867 Sold 21459 LANDIS AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,262 $144,900 None $152,500 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2 018 80.43 1.05 C7247301 Sold 22425 OLEAN BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,443 $146,200 None $144,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/27/2018 70.9 0.98 C7402118 Sold 6820 MYRTLEWOOD RD 34287 NORTH PORT 900 $146,900 None $145,350 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 0.99 C7242600 Sold 23231 GOLDCOAST AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,014 $149,990 None $149,990 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31 /2018 147.92 1 C7400381 Sold 2400 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,351 $154,000 None $140,000 3 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/30/2018 58.53 0.91 C7401790 Sold 3033 EASY ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,616 $154,900 None $155,000 3 2 0 1961 Single Family Residence FHA 7/30/2018 1 N5916423 Sold 1446 SAINT CLAIR RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 794 $154,900 None $150,000 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 1 31 0.97 C7248068 Sold 25188 MARION AVE #A207 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,147 $154,900 Community $154,900 2 2 0 1975 Condominium Cash 7/31/2018 135.05 1 C7249956 Sold 3514 SYRACUSE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,504 $158,000 None $149,900 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/27/2018 71.31 0.95 C7402292 Sold 17210 ACAPULCO RD #211 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,316 $159,900 Community $152,900 2 2 0 2008 Condominium Conventional 7/ 30/2018 116.19 0.96 D6100843 Sold 9365 FRUITLAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,304 $159,900 None $159,900 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /27/2018 85.14 1 A4404882 Sold 3040 BRIANT ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1,409 $159,900 None $170,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 84. 79 1.06 P4719846 Sold 4525 JASLO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,193 $159,900 None $160,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/ 2018 85.61 1 U7835319 Sold 1556 N EAGLE ST N 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,083 $159,900 Private $155,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 7/ 30/2018 54.33 0.97 D6101091 Sold 507 HARVARD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 792 $160,000 None $125,000 2 2 0 1966 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 104.1 7 0.78 C7401030 Sold 109 VALDIVA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,372 $160,000 None $155,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 7 9.77 0.97 C7402643 Sold 2092 NUREMBERG BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,297 $164,900 None $162,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2 018 84.95 0.98 C7400162 Sold 27225 VOYAGEUR DR 33983 PORT CHARLOTTE 776 $164,900 None $140,000 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/20 18 88.11 0.85 D5923701 Sold 9193 CLEWISTON TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,661 $164,900 None $164,900 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 68.88 1 N5917124 Sold 5643 BLIFFERT ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1,648 $165,000 None $150,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 30/2018 66.93 0.91 D6100186 Sold 4145 APPLETON TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1,452 $169,000 None $165,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 80.06 0.98 N5916905 Sold 746 RED BAY ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,755 $169,000 None $163,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 73.92 0.96 C7248205 Sold 2601 W MARION AVE #48A 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,168 $169,000 Community $161,000 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Conventional 7/ 26/2018 137.84 0.95 A4403272 Sold 4417 MARALDO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1,176 $169,900 None $164,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 27/2018 76.67 0.97 C7250841 Sold 6809 MYRTLEWOOD RD 34287 NORTH PORT 1,116 $169,900 Private $175,000 2 1 0 1983 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/27/2018 112.18 1.03 A4215226 Sold 6301 PONTIAC LN 34287 NORTH PORT 1,157 $174,900 None $167,000 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 9 0.32 0.95 D5921578 Sold 7278 SAN CASA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,511 $174,900 None $162,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/3 1/2018 77.44 0.93 D6100695 Sold 2751 SHENANDOAH ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1,242 $176,500 Community $170,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 7/3 0/2018 111.84 0.96 C7402014 Sold 11096 N PALMERSTON AVE N 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,086 $179,000 None $183,000 2 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/31/2018 130.9 1.02 D5921678 Sold 12214 HERNANDO RD 34287 NORTH PORT 2,784 $179,000 None $165,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /30/2018 53.09 0.92 C7251430 Sold 5088 GAILBREATH RD 34291 NORTH PORT 1,212 $179,900 None $172,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/201 8 84.65 0.96 D5922106 Sold 8277 CYPRESS RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,626 $179,900 None $175,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 91. 43 0.97 C7403842 Sold 2621 PALOMAR ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1,093 $180,000 Private $180,000 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 1 C7401981 Sold 715 PALMETTO DR NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,440 $180,000 None $175,000 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence FHA 7/26/ 2018 110.2 0.97 C7402482 Sold 23372 OLEAN BLVD 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,550 $182,000 Private $182,500 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27 /2018 1 C7401450 Sold 2090 MATECUMBE KEY RD #1707 33955 PUNTA GORDA 890 $184,900 Community $180,000 2 2 0 1998 Condominium Cash, Seller Financing 7/26/2018 184.43 0.97 N5917375 Sold 589 ADALIA TER 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,569 $184,900 None $178,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/30/2018 80.48 0.97 C7248866 Sold 23316 ROUNTREE AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,683 $184,900 None $174,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/31/2018 70.67 0.94 C7402258 Sold 31830 WASHINGTON LOOP RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1,484 $185,000 None $175,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 7 /27/2018 87.5 0.95 C7400535 Sold 23128 ALLEN AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,872 $185,000 None $185,000 4 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/201 8 64.78 1 C7402615 Sold 4334 SANDUNE AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1,583 $189,900 Private $189,900 2 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/201 8 72.01 1 C7400062 Sold 15109 KEENE AVE 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,318 $189,900 None $200,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/201 8 107.12 1.05 C7400376 Sold 21128 HIGGS DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,765 $192,500 None $185,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence VA 7/27/2018 92.27 0.96 C7400982 Sold 1765 DUNVEGAN DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,402 $194,900 Community $190,000 2 2 0 2010 Single Family Residence Conven tional 7/30/2018 91.35 0.97 C7402636 Sold 6308 PLAMENDON AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1,728 $199,500 None $192,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 75.44 0.96 C7400121 Sold 2249 BOXWOOD ST 34289 NORTH PORT 1,533 $199,500 Community $195,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 8/1/2018 91.38 0.98 N6100860 Sold 6673 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,540 $199,900 Private $202,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Con ventional 7/27/2018 102.12 1.01 C7400275 Sold 557 MERIDAN AVE NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,506 $199,900 Private $197,500 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 7/ 30/2018 0.99 C7250010 Sold 3111 PELLAM BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,208 $199,900 None $205,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence VA 7/31/201 8 66.8 1.03 D5921540 Sold 5341 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,571 $199,900 None $195,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/20 18 72.46 0.98 A4405545 Sold 5451 GANNAWAY ST 34291 NORTH PORT 1,336 $204,000 None $210,000 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 28/2018 93.5 1.03 N6100664 Sold 2863 TISHMAN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,647 $204,500 None $205,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 31/2018 89.05 1 C7402281 Sold 464 NORTHVIEW ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,268 $205,000 None $205,000 3 2 0 2011 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/30/2018 1 C7401046 Sold 4382 ABCOR RD 34286 NORTH PORT 1,635 $205,000 None $198,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 89. 33 0.97 C7247648 Sold 2397 WURTSMITH LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1,616 $205,000 None $195,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7 /30/2018 96.25 0.95 A4406381 Sold 8287 ESTATES DR 34291 NORTH PORT 1,664 $209,000 Private $209,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/201 8 1 C7401561 Sold 59 BIG PINE LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,283 $209,900 None $194,000 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 9 5.71 0.92 C7400548 Sold 25267 PUERTA DR 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,352 $210,000 Private $201,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 100.1 0.96 D5922939 Sold 3104 CLUB DR #222 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,672 $210,000 Community $200,000 3 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventional 7/27 /2018 119.62 0.95 C7401672 Sold 2851 CRANE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,437 $213,900 None $213,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 10 5.58 1 D6100526 Sold 2337 WURTSMITH LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1,784 $214,900 None $205,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 84.15 0.95 C7401186 Sold 1408 N LAVINA ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1,393 $214,900 Private $214,900 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/201 8 98.58 1 C7401680 Sold 1167 JEANNIN 34288 NORTH PORT 2,256 $215,000 None $215,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2 018 73.68 1 N6100002 Sold 3647 CHIRON AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,828 $216,300 None $211,490 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 89 .35 0.98 T2924753 Sold 3904 BULA LN 34287 NORTH PORT 2,040 $219,000 Private $222,000 5 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/2 7/2018 85.25 1.01 C7248434 Sold 24620 OAKVIEW PL 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,614 $219,900 Community $219,900 3 2 0 2012 Single Family Residence FHA 7/ 27/2018 94.78 1 C7239465 Sold 2783 CANOE LN 34286 NORTH PORT 2,116 $224,800 None $224,800 4 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 82.7 4 1 C7249378 Sold 17444 BOCA VISTA RD #1001 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,979 $225,900 Community $220,000 3 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 7/30/20 18 111.17 0.97 A4213015 Sold 1545 GAUGUIN RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2,219 $229,000 None $224,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 7/30/2018 75 .24 0.98 C7249141 Sold 873 FOREST HILL LN NW 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,054 $229,800 None $222,900 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 73.3 9 0.97 C7402676 Sold 27316 ORURO DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,440 $229,900 Private $229,900 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 109.95 1 N6100879 Sold 3684 RIBERA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1,779 $234,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 0.96 A4210275 Sold 6593 LAPIDIUS RD 34291 NORTH PORT 1,577 $238,000 None $238,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 31/2018 120.51 1 D6100663 Sold 6951 SPINNAKER BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,866 $239,500 Private $228,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence VA 7/27/20 18 77.05 0.95 C7249799 Sold 3640 BAL HARBOR BLVD #534 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,405 $239,900 Community $232,500 2 2 0 1990 Condominium Cash 7/31/20 18 0.97 C7249457 Sold 1717 DAWNVIEW ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1,689 $239,900 None $229,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 27/2018 95.22 0.95 C7402418 Sold 23357 HARTLEY AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,857 $249,000 Private $249,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Convent ional 7/26/2018 87.65 1 D6100150 Sold 8419 MISTY PINE CT 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,711 $252,000 Community $245,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 7/26 /2018 97.57 0.97 C7402562 Sold 2206 S MAURITANIA RD N 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1,711 $254,900 Private $243,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 7/27/2018 100.79 0.95 C7247642 Sold 64 BIG PINE LN 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,423 $255,000 Private $245,000 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/201 8 83.73 0.96 C7402240 Sold 1009 PRESQUE ISLE DR 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,128 $257,000 Private $243,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/26/2018 80.49 0.95 C7241535 Sold 3219 PASCAL AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2,220 $262,500 Private $258,000 4 2 1 2004 Single Family Residence FHA 7/26/2018 89.09 0.98 D6100051 Sold 2724 COVER LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1,991 $265,000 Private $250,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 9 5.64 0.94 C7402740 Sold 5136 N SUDLOW AVE N 34291 NORTH PORT 2,126 $269,900 None $269,900 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 91.18 1 C7250851 Sold 18077 WINTERGARDEN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,075 $269,900 Private $255,000 3 3 1 2004 Single Family Residence FH A 7/27/2018 88.82 0.94 D5923012 Sold 3072 JUNCTION ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2,125 $275,000 Private $265,000 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 95.26 0.96 N5914584 Sold 1065 HARBOUR GLEN PL 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2,358 $279,000 Private $290,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence FHA 7/3 1/2018 88.66 1.04 D6101210 Sold 2420 N BEACH RD #3 34223 ENGLEWOOD 503 $279,900 Community $279,900 1 1 0 1973 Condominium Cash 8/1/2018 1 N5916517 Sold 3655 RODERIGO AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2,025 $287,700 None $280,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 8 /1/2018 102.26 0.97 C7251391 Sold 10495 ATENIA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,232 $289,000 Private $289,000 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence VA 7/26/2 018 94.44 1 N5911946 Sold 5649 RUTHERFORD CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1,765 $289,900 Private $283,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash, Conv entional 7/30/2018 118.41 0.98 C7402456 Sold 25541 AREQUIPA DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2,091 $293,377 Private $285,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/ 2018 102.59 0.97 C7247202 Sold 2013 RIVER BASIN TER 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1,640 $295,000 None $271,500 2 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/31/2018 124.54 0.92 C7400521 Sold 3191 MATECUMBE KEY RD #406 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1,630 $298,750 Community $285,375 3 2 0 2003 Condominium Conventiona l 7/27/2018 0.96 D6100572 Sold 15635 RUSTON CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,265 $299,999 None $285,000 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2 018 89.45 0.95 D6100553 Sold 3381 BAY RIDGE WAY 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,782 $309,000 Private, Comm $303,000 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 0.98 C7400323 Sold 23222 BRAD AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,047 $310,000 Private $280,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/ 2018 64.68 0.9 C7400321 Sold 2410 PEBBLE CREEK PL 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,512 $315,000 None $310,000 3 2 1 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 88.37 0.98 D5921086 Sold 2800 N BEACH RD #B105 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,051 $320,000 Community $292,000 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 7/31/ 2018 277.83 0.91 C7245357 Sold 1230 CREEK NINE DR 34291 NORTH PORT 3,140 $327,500 Private, Comm $327,000 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/26/2018 79.93 1 N6100847 Sold 1 BRENTWOOD LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,973 $329,000 Private $323,000 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 0.98 C7246572 Sold 1173 ANAHEIM ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,326 $330,000 Private $330,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27 /2018 101.48 1 C7400086 Sold 10506 LIVE OAK RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,348 $345,000 Private $337,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Convent ional 7/27/2018 107.84 0.98 C7249914 Sold 17124 SEASHORE AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,736 $345,000 Private $320,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Other 7/30/2018 131.42 0.93 C7403476 Sold 3557 PEACE RIVER DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2,135 $349,900 Private $358,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 7/2 6/2018 116.08 1.02 C7402347 Sold 1217 ROYAL TERN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,656 $364,900 Private $350,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/31/2018 132.58 0.96 C7250040 Sold 1727 FESSLER ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,053 $374,900 None $350,000 3 2 0 1989 Sin g le Famil y Residence Cash 7/31/2018 121.82 0.93AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERSOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 19 AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED D6100103 Sold 5031 N BEACH RD #124 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,046 $375,000 Community $366,000 2 2 0 1992 Condominium Conventional 7/26/2 018 349.9 0.98 C7240137 Sold 2710 LUNA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1,689 $389,000 Private $282,500 3 2 1 1969 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 114.33 0.73 C7244908 Sold 17093 BEST AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,582 $389,900 Private $355,000 4 3 0 1999 Single Family Residence Convention al 7/31/2018 104.32 0.91 D6100810 Sold 3498 BLITMAN ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,748 $399,000 Private $375,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 7/27/2018 148.63 0.94 C7401983 Sold 385 CORONADO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,017 $399,500 Private $372,500 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 128.27 0.93 C7251342 Sold 23246 WEATHERMAN AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,461 $399,900 Private $370,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/30/2018 113.12 0.93 C7243843 Sold 1660 VIA BIANCA 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,120 $410,000 Private $390,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence VA 7/30/2018 124.01 0.95 D5923032 Sold 200 HARBOR WALK DR #321 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,273 $435,000 Community $410,000 3 2 0 2001 Condominium Cash 7/26/2018 169.14 0.94 C7249647 Sold 14245 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,145 $445,900 Private $429,900 3 2 1 2018 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 7/27/2018 132.73 0.96 C7246787 Sold 1600 W MARION AVE #223 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,146 $469,000 Community $456,500 3 2 0 1990 Condominium Conventional 7/ 30/2018 212.72 0.97 D6101129 Sold 1935 MICHIGAN AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,430 $485,000 Private $460,000 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 207.21 0.95 C7248072 Sold 2407 SAINT DAVIDS ISLAND CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,750 $505,000 Private $471,858 3 2 1 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 123.78 0.93 C7248538 Sold 3841 TRIPOLI BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,462 $520,000 Private $500,000 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/ 2018 137.7 0.96 C7401710 Sold 950 LASSINO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,253 $529,000 Private $515,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 147.4 0.97 C7248273 Sold 516 VIA TRIPOLI 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,080 $529,900 Private $510,000 3 2 0 2010 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 184.52 0.96 D6100962 Sold 550 S MCCALL RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,681 $600,000 None $515,000 3 2 0 1926 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 19 9.92 0.86 C7250055 Sold 1711 LOS ALAMOS DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,367 $610,000 Private $595,000 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27 /2018 178.57 0.98 C7247195 Sold 3657 ARUBA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2,889 $874,900 Private $857,500 4 3 0 1999 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 208.08 0.98 C7233597 Sold 5755 RIVERSIDE DR 33982 PUNTA GORDA 6,386 $899,900 Private $850,000 5 4 1 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/ 2018 95.74 0.94ENGLEWOOD 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 D6101065 SLD 78 BOUNDARY BLVD Unit#192 33947 ROTONDA WEST 780 RIVERHOUSE $70,000 1 1 0 1973 Community Condominium Cash 7/24/20 18 $89.74 0.95 D6100033 SLD 1273 KINGFISHER DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 HOL MOB ESTATES 1ST ADD $95,000 2 2 0 1972 None Mobile Home Cash 7/27/20 18 $82.47 0.95 D5922359 SLD 6473 FALCON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,583 LEMON BAY ISLES PH 01 $123,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Mobile Home Conventional 7/27/2018 $77.70 0.95 D6100909 SLD 7052 HAWKSBURY ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,100 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 64 $134,000 2 2 0 1990 None Single Family Residence FH A 7/23/2018 $121.82 1 D5922723 SLD 13512 ISABELL AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,248 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $144,000 2 2 0 1975 Community Single Family R esidence FHA 7/23/2018 $115.38 1.07 D6101403 SLD 5308 MAHONEY ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,168 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 052 $140,000 2 2 0 1985 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 7/24/2018 $119.86 1 D6100235 SLD 123 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,833 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $120,000 4 3 0 1972 Private Single Family Res idence Cash 7/25/2018 $65.47 0.86 N5916423 SLD 1446 SAINT CLAIR RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 794 OVERBROOK GARDENS $150,000 2 1 0 1961 None Single Family Residence FHA 7/ 27/2018 $188.92 0.97 D6101081 SLD 6526 DULZURA ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,502 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $155,000 2 2 0 1982 None Single Family Residence Cas h 7/24/2018 $103.20 1 D6100843 SLD 9365 FRUITLAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,304 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $159,900 2 2 0 1985 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 $122.62 1 D6101091 SLD 507 HARVARD ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 792 ENGLEWOOD OF $125,000 2 2 0 1966 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 $ 157.83 0.78 D5923701 SLD 9193 CLEWISTON TER 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,661 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 069 $164,900 2 2 0 1978 None Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 $99.28 1 D5923707 SLD 1290 BLUE HERON DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,152 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $176,000 2 2 0 1979 Community Mobile Home Ca sh 7/24/2018 $152.78 0.98 D5922106 SLD 8277 CYPRESS RD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,626 PINE LAKE $175,000 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Residence FHA 7/27/2018 $1 07.63 0.97 N6100860 SLD 6673 GASPARILLA PINES BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,540 WILDFLOWER $202,000 3 2 0 1981 Private Single Family Residence C onventional 7/27/2018 $131.17 1.01 D6100173 SLD 52 OAKLAND HILLS CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,839 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $218,900 5 2 0 1973 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 7/26/2018 $119.03 0.96 D5923659 SLD 991 MANOR RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 960 ROCK CREEK PARK 3RD ADD $215,000 2 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Residence Conv entional 7/25/2018 $223.96 0.92 D6100663 SLD 6951 SPINNAKER BLVD 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,866 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $228,000 3 2 0 1985 Private Single Family Reside nce VA 7/27/2018 $122.19 0.95 C7401797 SLD 5753 GILLOT BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,826 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 052 $240,500 3 2 0 1988 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 7/24/2018 $131.71 0.97 C7250916 SLD 553 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,121 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $249,500 3 2 0 1993 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 7/27/2018 $117.63 1 D6100150 SLD 8419 MISTY PINE CT 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,711 OYSTER CREEK PH 02 $245,000 3 2 0 1995 Community Single Family Residence Cash 7/26/2018 $143.19 0.97 D6100651 SLD 28128 PABLO PICASSO DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,594 ARTISTS ENCLAVE $265,000 2 2 0 2015 Community Villa Cash 7/24/2018 $ 166.25 0.93 N6101210 SLD 11217 MCDERMOTT CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,632 BOCA ROYALE $288,800 2 2 0 2018 Community Villa Cash 7/23/2018 $176.96 1 C7251391 SLD 10495 ATENIA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,232 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $289,000 3 3 0 2007 Private Single Family Reside nce VA 7/26/2018 $129.48 1 D6100572 SLD 15635 RUSTON CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,265 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 81 $285,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Residenc e Cash 7/27/2018 $125.83 0.95 D5923348 SLD 257 SPORTSMAN RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,479 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $295,000 3 2 1 2006 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 7/27/2018 $119 0.95 D5921996 SLD 7442 PALM ISLAND DR#3613 33946 PLACIDA 1,048 BEACH VILLAS BLDG 36 $290,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Other 7/27/2018 $276.72 0.91 D5924125 SLD 6308 ZENO CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,021 BLUEBERRY LAKE $305,000 3 2 0 1993 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/24/2018 $150.92 0.94 C7400086 SLD 10506 LIVE OAK RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,348 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $337,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 7/27/2018 $143.53 0.98 D6101384 SLD 180 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST $359,904 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/25 /2018 $174.71 1 D6100921 SLD 10311 LANDS END CIR Unit#13 33946 PLACIDA 2,294 LANDINGS CORAL CRK $350,000 3 3 1 2015 Community Townhouse Cash 7 /25/2018 $152.57 0.95 D5923885 SLD 1927 ILLINOIS AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,763 GROVE CITY SHORES U 02 $365,000 3 2 0 1969 None Single Family Residence C onventional 7/23/2018 $207.03 0.97 D6100103 SLD 5031 N BEACH RD Unit#124 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,046 MANASOTA SHORES PH 02 BLDG C $366,000 2 2 0 1992 Community Condominium Conventional 7/26/2018 $349.90 0.98 D6100810 SLD 3498 BLITMAN ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,748 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 060 $375,000 3 2 0 1998 Private Single Family Resid ence Conventional 7/27/2018 $214.53 0.94 C7249647 SLD 14245 APPLETON BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,145 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $429,900 3 2 1 2018 Private Single Family Re sidence Conventional 7/27/2018 $200.42 0.96 D5923464 SLD 249 ARLINGTON DR 33946 PLACIDA 2,277 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $495,000 3 3 0 2016 Private Single Family Residence Conve ntional 7/25/2018 $217.39 0.99 D5922855 SLD 7288 PALM ISLAND DR#LEC 15 33946 PLACIDA 1,634 ISLAND HARBOR BEACH CLUB 01 $575,000 3 3 0 1985 Community 1/2 Du plex Cash 7/26/2018 $351.90 0.88 D5921925 SLD 5700 GULF SHORES DR#A-321 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,350 SEA OATS BOCA GRANDE $700,000 2 2 0 1980 Community Condominium Cash 7/27/2018 $518.52 0.97 D5794327 SLD 131 S GULF BLVD 33946 PLACIDA 3,214 PALM ISLAND ESTS $2,125,000 4 5 0 2008 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/23 /2018 $661.17 0.85 D6100320 SLD 1635 JEAN LAFITTE DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 5,053 BOCA GRANDE ISLES $3,104,000 4 4 1 2002 Private Single Family Reside nce Cash 7/25/2018 $614.29 0.92SOUTH 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 RatioA4407786 Sold 51 MAC EWEN DR #13 Oaks FALSE $52,500 1 1 0 1990 Condominium Cash 7/26/2018 88.24 1 A4406100 Sold 51 MAC EWEN DR #15 Windsor Lodge At The Oaks FALSE $55,000 1 1 0 1990 Condominium Cash 7/27/2018 92.44 0.85 N6100169 Sold 503 ALBEE FARM RD #B-19 Las Casas FALSE $90,000 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Conventional 7/26/2018 102.04 1 N6100798 Sold 664 GROVE RD Venice Groves FALSE $118,000 3 1 0 1979 Single Family Residence Cash 7/26/2018 127.71 0.98 N6100431 Sold 932 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #215 Golfvista FALSE $145,000 2 2 0 1990 Condominium Conventional 7/25/2018 136.66 0.97 N6100449 Sold 792 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #246 Summer Green FALSE $173,500 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 7/27/2018 122.27 0.96 N6100301 Sold 604 PINEBROOK CRES #4 Pinebrook Lake Club FALSE $177,500 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 7/24/2018 184.51 0.99 N6100640 Sold 185 ZEPHYR RD South Venice FALSE $186,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 7/25/2018 136.97 1 N6101362 Sold 651 LINDEN RD South Venice FALSE $204,900 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Lease Option / Purchase 7/27/2018 1 22.99 1 N6100724 Sold 685 CYPRESS RD South Venice TRUE $205,500 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 7/25/2018 114.17 0.9 N6101063 Sold 902 E ADDINGTON CT E #103 West Lake Gardens Of St. Andrews Park FALSE $207,000 2 2 0 2002 Condominium Cash 7/23/2 018 161.72 0.99 N6100402 Sold 109 PORTA VECCHIO BND #101 Toscana Isles FALSE $220,000 2 2 0 2018 Condominium Cash 7/26/2018 156.92 0.99 N5913911 Sold 630 GARDEN RD South Venice FALSE $222,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 174.53 0.93 N6100489 Sold 256 HAMMOCK TER Venice Gardens FALSE $228,500 2 2 0 1965 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/25/2018 159.23 0 .92 N6101135 Sold 11915 TEMPEST HARBOR LOOP Stoneybrook At Venice FALSE $234,900 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 7/27/2018 184.09 1 A4405915 Sold 120 L PAVIA BLVD #34 Tuscany Lake FALSE $235,000 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Cash 7/25/2018 154.2 0.99 N6100651 Sold 2780 SHAMROCK DR South Venice TRUE $237,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 127.01 0.97 N5916554 Sold 19024 LAPPACIO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages FALSE $240,000 2 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/24/2018 167.01 0.98 N6100112 Sold 19038 LAPPACIO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages FALSE $242,500 2 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/24/2018 173.46 0.97 N5916372 Sold 309 DEGAS DR Sorrento East FALSE $247,000 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 144.78 0.99 N6100669 Sold 19083 MANGIERI ST Islandwalk At The West Villages FALSE $249,000 2 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash, Conven tional 7/27/2018 173.28 0.98 A4209316 Sold 12591 SAGEWOOD DR Grand Palm FALSE $255,000 3 2 1 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 151.79 0.9 6 C7247496 Sold 1472 COLONY PL Waterford FALSE $255,000 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/27/2018 121.89 0.94 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Page 20 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 NORTH PORT Â„ After a few months of filling interim positions, Chris Morales will get a solidified spot in the North Port Police Department. At noon Wednesday, residents are invited to help celebrate MoralesÂ swearing in as the deputy chief. He will officially begin the job on Sunday. He became the interim police chief after former Chief Kevin Vespia retired, then the interim deputy chief when Chief Todd Garrison was hired in the head role. Before the interim positions, Morales was a captain for North Port Police Department. He has been with the department for 18 years. The celebration will be held in Commission Chambers in City Hall, 4970 City Hall Boulevard. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Swear-in celebration set for North Port deputy chief WednesdayBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY LAUREN COFFEY Chief Kevin Vespia shakes the hand of interim chief Chris Morales at his retirement ceremony on Friday morning. Morales told Vespia the department had bought and engraved VespiaÂs service weapon for him, without him knowing. ENGLEWOOD Â„ Pioneer Days organizers arenÂt waiting to Â“nd out which way the wind will be blowing on Labor Day Weekend. Chris Phelps, chairperson of the Pioneer Days Committee, said the annual Cardboard Boat Race will move to the Oyster Creek Pool at Ann Dever Regional Park on San Casa Drive. The race, featuring homemade, mostly cardboard boats Â„ often designed with copious amounts of imagination but varying degrees of seaworthiness Â„ is free to enter and designed to be fun for kids, families, adults and teams. ItÂs been held for years in the waters of Lemon Bay off Indian Mound Park. Phelps said she made the move because of the threat of red tide, which has been plaguing Southwest Florida, killing marine life, causing respiratory problems for people and their pets, and generally keeping people away from bays and beaches since mid-June. Moving the race to the pool was an acceptable Âplan BÂŽ for Phelps. ÂCharlotte County has given us approval for use of the pool,ÂŽ Phelps said Friday. ÂWeÂre very happy.ÂŽ Phelps said she spoke with Charlotte County Commissioner Bill Truex and county recreation ofÂ“cials on Friday to get the approval. She said she would work to determine if there were any substances county ofÂ“cials would not want in the pool, including sealants people may spray on their cardboard to help keep it together for the few minutes of the race. She said that and many other questions could be addressed at the last of three cardboard boat-building workshops, set for 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 at 1949 Englewood Road, Englewood. Bill Shaw will run the workshop for the Englewood Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, which conducts the race and provides for boater safety. Organizers set up the workshops to promote the stated purpose of the race: Âto build a sea-worthy vessel from ordinary cardboard, decorate it in any way that you choose, and then paddle or sail it through a course,ÂŽ according to www.englewoodpioneerdays.com. The change in the raceÂs venue came a day after Phelps announced the cancellation of another popular Pioneer Days event due to the threat of red tide, the annual Fish-A-Thon. The free kids tournament was held for many years at the Anger Fishing Pier next to the Tom Adams Bridge in Englewood. Phelps and event chair Cathy Redman said they couldnÂt risk the health of children and families if the air and bays were unhealthy that day, and they didnÂt want to put added pressure on the Â“sh population, which is under stress from the deadly algae in the water. Phelps said she was glad Charlotte County ofÂ“cials were willing to work with her to move the boat race to the pool. ÂItÂs been a bad summer, but this is going to be something good,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe really need to have something like this.ÂŽEmail: email@example.comCardboard Boat Race moves to poolBy CHRIS PORTERENGLEWOOD EDITORBOATBUILDING WORKSHOPThe Englewood Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 is offering a free workshop on how to build a cardboard boat, set for 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 18, at 1949 Englewood Road, Englewood. The session is for families and groups planning to enter the Pioneer Days Cardboard Boat Race, set for Sept. 1 at Oyster Creek Pool on San Casa Drive on Sept. 1. It will include hands-on demonstrations of materials needed, discussions of good places to find cardboard, how to measure and fold or cut the cardboard, gluing techniques and how to water-proof boats. Parents and youth group leaders are encouraged to participate, and kids are welcome with a parent or guardian. Close-toed shoes must be worn. Contact lead instructor Bill Shaw at 205-302-4747 for more information. Visit www.englewoodpioneerdays.com for more about the race. PIONEER DAYS 2018 SCHEDULEDate Event Location Time Aug. 18 Build a Cardboard Boat worship 1949 Englewood Road 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18 Little Miss & Mr. Englewood Pageant Lemon Bay HS 9-11 a.m. Aug. 19 Family Bowling Tournament Englewood Bowl 2-7 p.m. Aug. 24 Kids Shipwreck Dance (ages 8-12) SKY Academy 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 Photo Contest ends at midnight Aug. 25 Chalkfest 7.0 On Dearborn St. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25 Teens Shipwreck Dance (ages 13-17) SKY Academy 6-9 p.m. Aug. 26 Fish-A-Thon Canceled due to red tide Aug. 26 Historical Tours Around Englewood noon4 p.m. Aug. 28 Sing-A-long Green St. Church 7 p.m. Sept. 1 Cardboard Boat Race Oyster Creek Pool 8 a.m. Sept. 1 Shipwreck Dance Pioneer Park 5-11 p.m. Sept. 2 Diaper Derby Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club 2 p.m. Sept. 2 Festival/Car Show Pioneer Park noon-9 p.m. Sept. 3 62nd Annual Parade Along Dearborn St. 9 a.m. Sept. 3 Festival/Car Show Pioneer Park 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This schedule is subject to change. 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Page 22 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 All cats Â„ including kittens Â„ are $25 at the Animal Welfare League until Aug. 13, volunteers said Thursday. The shelter currently has 60 to 70 cats for sale, volunteers said. One adoptable friend is Abby, a 9-year-old, brown tiger domestic short hair cat with green eyes. She arrived on Feb. 5 this year and is currently the longest resident of the shelter. Abby was brought to the shelter after her owner passed away. Originally, Abby was timid in a more confined cage; volunteers had to be mindful to approach the cat with caution. ÂNow sheÂs fine,ÂŽ said Karen Owens, a volunteer at the Animal Welfare League. Volunteers worked with Abby to get her to be the laid-back, lazy, cuddly cat she is today. Part of the solution was moving her to an open cat condo, where she could interact with people more. ÂShe started to realize people are good,ÂŽ Owens said, while handing Abby a treat. Now when picking up Abby, she perches her fluffy chin on the personÂs shoulder, almost like a parrot on a pirate. ÂShe used to have her knickers in a twist, now sheÂs just a sweet, old lady,ÂŽ Owens said. Abby is a very low-maintenance cat, and needs to be the only cat in the home. Even looking at a lifesize picture of a fellow cat will make her hiss. Volunteers said she would be the perfect lap cat. ÂI can see her binge-watching TV,ÂŽ Owens said. ÂSheÂs 12 pounds of love.ÂŽ Most cats come into the shelter timid at first. ÂThis environment is tough on a cat,ÂŽ said volunteer Darleen Gallagher, who has been with the shelter for more than nine years. The sound of dogs parking in the back and the immense amount of neighboring felines scratching in adjacent cages can add a lot of stress to an already different environment. The Charlotte Animal Welfare League is located on 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter has cats, dogs and guinea pigs. The shelter can be reached at 941-625-6720. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCats going for $25By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITER PHOTOS BY LIZ HARDAWAY Right: Abby is a 9-year-old cat at the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County. Abby the cat loves to cuddle and be lazy. SuperintendentÂs contract on Sarasota County Schools docketSARASOTA Â„ Ahead of the school year beginning, parents will get to meet new principals during TuesdayÂs School Board meeting. Chris Renouf, executive director for elementary schools, will introduce the principals during the meeting. Two of those new principals will be Cynthia Thro, who will oversee Atwater Elementary, and Troy Thompson, at Lamarque Elementary Â„ both in North Port. There are Â“ve items under new business for the board Â„ with one of being a controversial extension of Superintendent Todd BowdenÂs contract. The contract would be extended for two more years and have the clause removed which would allow the board to terminate BowdenÂs employment with no reason. BowdenÂs contract came up during the July 17 School Board meeting when the board reviewed his performance evaluation. During the meeting, board member Caroline Zucker tried to have the contract amended right on the spot, despite push back from Chair Bridget Ziegler and board member Eric Robinson. The board eventually voted to have board lawyer Art Hardy review the material. Another issue that has been discussed is the funds allocation for the charter schools. This yearÂs allocation has caused concern among the charter school leaders in the district. According to board documents, this yearÂs capital sharing with charter schools is projected at $5,750,446, compared to the 2017-18 school year which was at $6,004,785 Â„ the difference between the two years is $245,339. 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Page 24 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 12LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS Contact usBenjamin Baugh Â€ Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-206-1175 Jacob Hoag Â€ Staff writer email@example.com or 941-206-1122 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 941-629-2085 How to ÂƒSubmit a story idea: Email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening kick-off is just weeks away. The Port Charlotte Pirates will meet the North Port Bobcats at North Port High School on Aug. 24th to open the 2018 fall football season. The Pirates program places a tremendous emphasis on preparation, with those players who compose the roster, committing to a higher standard. This Saturday, the Pirates will have an opportunity to see how their work this summer has helped the team evolve, providing the coaching staff with an invaluable resource to evaluate the roster, as theyÂre set to play against Fort Myers-based Dunbar High School. ÂTheyÂre (the scrimmages) real important, especially when we play against another team because we donÂt have the depth to give ourselves a good look,ÂŽ said Jordan Ingman, Port Charlotte Pirates head football coach. ÂBy going up against another football team, it allows us to get a really good look before we actually play a game. ThatÂs hard to come by in high school football for most teams.ÂŽ The opportunity to play against other teams provides greater insight, allowing coaching staffs the opportunity to assess their personnel, to reÂ“ne the roster and address strengths and deÂ“ciencies prior to the start of the season. Logistics are a challenge every program faces. Port CharlotteÂs approach is sophisticated and deÂ“ned. ÂWe run a complicated offense,ÂŽ said Ingman. ÂThe blocking schemes are complicated, the reads for the quarterback are complicated, so it takes several years before we get comfortable in the system. Normally, our guys in the JV struggle the Â“rst year or two, and by the time theyÂre varsity players it clicks. It takes time. You have to work at it. We try to run a college system. Our kids are prepared when we go to the next level.ÂŽ The level of commitment demonstrated by the players composing the roster is further deÂ“ned by those who serve on the teamÂs leadership committee, who are selected by their peers, said Ingman. ÂWe meet once a week, and talk about any issues that we need to address and our expectations,ÂŽ said Ingman. ÂWe go through a book that John Wooden wrote to help develop them as leaders. So, when theyÂre done with football, theyÂll be equipped to be leaders in society.ÂŽSeason preparation an ongoing process By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITOR FOOTBALL PREVIEW: PORT CHARLOTTE PIRATES SUN PHOTO BY BEN BAUGH The Pirates run a complicated oense. Intense preparation means getting comfortable with the sophisticated system. TheyÂve been a powerful presence on the water for more than 40 years. The Punta Gorda Sailing Club was founded in 1975, and boasts solid numbers, with more than 400 people belonging to the club. The organization offers a good balance of both competitive and recreational sailors. However, itÂs that commonality, a love of sailing that creates a cohesive community, where people with similar interests share their experiences. The sailing club is synonymous with racing on Charlotte Harbor, providing ample opportunity to compete. The clubÂs Conquistador Cup Regatta in March, featured more than 40 boats during the 2018 edition of the event. However, sailors with a competitive nature, wonÂt have to wait until late winter to return to the water, the clubÂs Fall Series, one composed of six races, is set to get underway on September 23, and will run into December, said Garrett Geiger, Punta Gorda Sailing Club Â”eet racing captain. ItÂs not uncommon for the club to have two to three racing series a year, featuring 14 to 20 races, with Wednesday evening often being the preferred time to conduct the contests. Many of the members will also participate in the Summerset Regatta, off of Fort Myers on Oct. 5th, said Mike Busher, Punta Gorda Sailing Club commodore. ÂWe have a series of six races in the winter, where the participants compile points, and thereÂs a Â“nal overall winner,ÂŽ said Geiger. The Â“rst three winners for each racing group, spinnaker, non-spinnaker, crusing and multi-hulls, in the Winter Series receive trophies, said Geiger. But the club isnÂt just limited to competitive racing, the large cruising membership helps to deÂ“ne the organization. The club regularly holds events for cruising members, and one is scheduled for Aug. 14-17, said Busher. ÂWe have a Â”eet of boats going down to the South Seas Plantation, which is on Captiva Island,ÂŽ said Busher. People who relocate to the area often inquire about how they can become involved with sailing, said Busher. ÂThey want to know who they can go out with?,ÂŽ said Busher. ÂWe can always Â“nd someone for them to go out with. We can have people go out with them on their boats and then learn how to sail, or bring them onto our boats and have them go sailing with us. ItÂs a nice club to belong to.ÂŽ For more information about the Punta Gorda Sailing Club, you can access their website at pgscweb.com. Sailing club promotes racing and cruisingBy BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITOR COMMUNITY CLUBS: SAILING PHOTO PROVIDED Compeitive and recreational sailors compose the membership of the Punta Gorda Saling Club. For many baseball fans, spring training is an intense study session mixed with the sun-baked relaxation of Florida. Fans from all over the country flock to the Sunshine StateÂs pristine ballparks in February and March to take a scout the new prospects and assess how their team has tinkered the roster in the offseason. It has turned into a spectacle for the fans and a gold mine for the state. According to an economic impact study released by the Florida Sports Foundation on Monday, Florida spring training sites raked in $687.1 million in 2018. The 2018 Florida Spring Training Economic Impact Study was completed by Tallahassee-based Downs & St. Germain Research. The report looked at number of attendees, jobs created, and the overall associated wages for employees. ÂThe Sunshine State offers exceptional opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy the national pastime of Spring Training,ÂŽ Angela A. Suggs, President and CEO of the Florida Sports Foundation said in a release. ÂWe are pleased with the continued success of the Florida Grapefruit League and look forward to many more exciting opportunities to showcase the many communities in Florida, where the world comes to play.ÂŽ Charlotte County is no different. Since the Tampa Bay Rays came to town 10 years ago, the city has transformed. The relation could easily be coincidence, but Stone Crabs general manager Jared Forma, who oversees the RaysÂ High-A affiliate. sees a direct correlation with spring training and the rise is businesses migrating to the area. ÂI believe that the Rays and Charlotte County agreeing to bring spring training here was the first step in this economic and business development that weÂve seen in recent years,ÂŽ Forma said. ÂI think itÂs had an impact far beyond the studies and the numbers.ÂŽ In total, 15 MLB teams flock to 12 cities in Florida to train. Port Charlotte currently hosts the Rays yearly and nearby North Port will soon add the Atlanta Braves and their $110 million complex in the coming years. The sport brings waves of people every year with this yearÂs totals nearing 1.5 million for 237 games Â„ a 61 percent increase from 2009, according to the study. The New York Yankees, who reside in TampaÂs George M. Steinbrenner field, drew the highest average attendance with 9,882 attendees per game for their 16 game schedule. The Rays were 12th in the Grapefruit League with an average attendance of 4,621. The general profile of the average attendee was 66 percent male, with 52 percent coming from out of state and a median age of 52 years old. The study also showed the job growth in the host cities with 7,152 jobs and $253.8 million in wages created in 2018. AmericaÂs pass time draws people to the state and keeps them coming back. Of the 2,311 surveyed fans in the study, 86 percent said they would probably or definitely return next year. For everyone involved itÂs almost a holiday. ÂItÂs the highlight of what we do at the sports park,ÂŽ Forma said. ÂIÂm here for all the Stone Crabs games Â„ 70-80 games a year Â„ but those 14 games are why the sports park is here in Charlotte County.ÂŽ2018 spring training brought millions to FloridaBy JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITER SPRING TRAINING: MONEY SUN FILE PHOTO BY TOM OÂNEILL Tampa Bay Rays center elder Kevin Kiermaier (39) loosens up before working out Friday at Charlotte Sports Park.
DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeA couple of ladies were standing around a car in the Walgreens parking lot the other day, concerned that there was toddler in the car alone. One of them went in the store to confront the driver, who was waiting at the check-out counter. The drive became angry and defensive, saying she had ÂcrackedÂŽ the car windows and only planned to be the store Âfor a minute.ÂŽ ÂYou should have brought him with you,ÂŽ the lady said, as others in the store began to take notice. ÂWe were going to call 9-1-1.ÂŽ The driver left without completing her purchases. So far this year, 29 children have died in this country from heat stroke after being left in cars, and there are some hot months ahead, particularly in Florida. During hot weather, the temperature inside a car can rise to 135 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 10 minutes, which can be fatal for children or pets. Even when itÂs a comfortable 70 degrees outside, a car can reach 100 degrees within 15 minutes. The perception that Âcracking the windowsÂŽ will somehow keep the temperature in a safe range is a dangerous myth. Open windows have little effect on internal car temperatures on a sunny day. ÂThe majority of vehicular heat stroke victims are age three or younger,ÂŽ said Jennifer Sexton, Public Information Officer and Health Planner with the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County. Parents of small children and pet owners arenÂt the only ones that should be wary of excessive heat. Heat exhaustion can occur in high temperatures when a person becomes dehydrated from not drinking enough Â”uids or replacing Â”uids that contain salt after sweating. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are older adults, people with high blood pressure, Protect yourself and others during periods of intense heatDAN | 3August is ChildrenÂs Eye Health & Safety Month. As kids head back to school soon, ophthalmologists are reminding parents about the importance of maintaining healthy vision in helping children achieve educational success. Whether kids are reading books, viewing whiteboards, using ipads or playing sports, ensuring their eyes are functioning and growing normally is key to their development and overall well-being. The vision system is continuing to develop in babies and young children.Therefore, early detection of treatable eye disease in infancy and childhood can have far-reaching implications for vision and, in some cases, for general health. In fact, if left untreated in children, certain eye conditions cannot be corrected later in life and may lead to permanent vision loss. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued Â“ve top tips for parents to follow to ensure healthy vision of school-aged children: Â€ Get a childÂs vision screened early, and regularly. The AAO recommends that children receive vision screenings when they are newborns, between the ages of six months to one year and between the ages of three and three-and-a-half. Upon entering school, or whenever a problem is suspected, childrenÂs eyes should again be screened for visual acuity and alignment. Vision screening can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or technician at regular ofÂ“ce visits. Research your family history of childhood eye disease or impairment. Find out if your family has any history of pediatric eye conditions, which could put your child at increased risk for the same impairment. The most common vision problems among children and adults that are genetically determined include strabismus (crossed-eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and refraction errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are also hereditary. If you Â“nd a history of these conditions, ensure your child is seen by an eye care provider. Healthy vision helps children achieve educational successProvided by NEIL B. ZUSMAN, M.D., FACSZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTER VISION | 3 PHOTO PROVIDEDParents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of whatÂs in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. Marrying form and function together can be challenging, but itÂs necessary to prevent students from developing back problems. But parents must give consideration to more than just the size of their childrenÂs backpacks. Depending on school schedules, students may be carrying backpacks for up to 10 hours per day, Â“ve days per week. Backpacks may be Â“lled with several pounds of stuff, such as textbooks, binders, laptops, and other supplies, potentially leading to injury. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 14,000 children are treated for backpack-related injuries every year. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says that the weight of a backpack should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of a childÂs body weight. But many students pack their bags with much more weight than that. Improperly sized, worn and overstuffed backpacks can injure joints and lead to neck, back and shoulder injuries. They also may affect childrenÂs posture. Â€ Choose a streamlined model. Select a backpack that will get the job done without much added bulk. Avoid back injuries by choosing the right backpack PROVIDED BY MCCRIGHT | 4 Although there are a variety of theories behind the growing obesity problem plaguing North American adults and children, the most consistent Â“ndings point to caloric intake as the culprit. HereÂs a simple equation to get to the root of the problem: Calories eaten > calories spent = weight gain. According to National Health Examination Surveys, adult obesity trends in the United States between 1976 and 2014 indicate the percentage of the adult population classiÂ“ed as obese has roughly doubled to more than 38 percent in the last three decades. Children may be learning eating habits from their parents, potentially contributing to rising obesity rates in children as well. Recent Â“ndings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate one in Â“ve school-aged children and young people in the United States is obese. Teaching children healthy eating habits starts at home and can extend to what students are given to eat while at school. The Center for Science in the Public Interest says schools across the country are working hard to improve school nutrition. HereÂs how parents and school districts can help make school lunches more nutritious and delicious and lower in calories. Â€ Control snack intake. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that more Promote healthy weight starting with school lunchPROVIDED BY MCC PHOTO PROVIDED Teaching children healthy eating habits starts at home and can extend to what students are given to eat while at school.LUNCH | 5 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE Â€ PUNTA GORDA Â€ NORTH PORT Â€ ENGLEWOOD Â€ ARCADIA SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM Jennifer Gilpin, ARNPis now accepting e patients in Port Charlotte Call today to schedule an appointment.Same day appointments also available!941-255-353519531 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 www. 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Page 26 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 Aug. 7, 14 and 21, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 3-Class 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. Aug. 8, noon to 1 p.m. Hip and Knee Pain? Ask Dr. Davis. 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. Aug. 8, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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. Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn how eating habits can affect your breathing. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESTo emphasize the importance of getting immunized and to remind adults that vaccines are not just for children, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recognizes August as National Immunization Awareness Month. ÂVaccinations are safe and effective,ÂŽ said ACP President Dr. Ana Mara Lpez. ÂRecommended immunizations protect against health problems, hospitalization, or even death. They also help prevent the spread of disease, especially among those who are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as the elderly and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.ÂŽ ACP advises adults to get an annual inÂ”uenza vaccine to protect against seasonal Â”u and to use that opportunity to make sure that they are up-todate on the latest recommended immunizations. These include Tdap to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough); pneumococcal to protect against pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis; HPV to prevent cervical, anal, and other cancers; hepatitis B; and herpes zoster to help prevent shingles. Each of these vaccines should be administered according to guidelines for dosing and schedules. The latest adult immunization schedule and recommendations approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. ACP and other professional organizations reviewed and approved the schedule. In June 2018, ACIP reafÂ“rmed its recommendation to include live attenuated inÂ”uenza vaccine (LAIV; FluMist) in its guidance for the 2018-19 Â”u season. ACIPÂs recommendation must be reviewed and approved by the CDC director. The Â“nal recommendation will be published in an upcoming Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. ACP offers the following resources to help increase immunization rates: Â€ Aging and Immunity: The Important Role of Vaccines, highlighting the biological impact of aging on immunity. Â€ Hepatitis B Vaccination, Screening, and Linkage to Care: Best Practice Advice from ACP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Â€ Immunization patient-education materials. Â€ ACPÂs I Raise the Rates initiative to increase adult immunization rates in primary care. The initiative includes Coach Calls, webinars, and videos that cover the latest vaccine recommendations for adults and how to utilize the entire health care team in organizing immunization services. An extension of I Raise the Rates is a partnership of ACP, the National Minority Quality Forum, and QHC Advisory Group to increase adult immunization rates among underserved populations. Â€ Examples of quality improvement projects in adult immunization. Â€ The ACP Practice Advisor Adult Immunization Module is part of a practice management tool designed to improve ofÂ“ce efÂ“ciency and enhance patient care. The immunization module focuses on steps that staff in primary care ofÂ“ces can take to improve the rates of immunization. Â€ ACP Adult Immunization & Quality Improvement for Residents training program about the science of adult immunizations and evidence-based strategies for increasing vaccination rates. ACP is a member of the Campaign for Adult Immunization, an initiative of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to ensure that all adults are fully aware of and have access to appropriate immunizations. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 154,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientiÂ“c knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, tr eatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. 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The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 27 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 FitWhen Gyorgy Levay lost parts of all four extremities, including most of his left arm, to meningitis in 2010, he resolved to make the best of a bad situation. He mastered his stateof-the-art prosthetic replacements. He switched the focus of his graduate studies from electrical to biomedical engineering. The native Hungarian even found it interesting how he continued to feel sensations from the hand he no longer possessed. But like most amputees, he felt something was missing. Because his prostheses had no sense of touch, they felt to him like alien attachments. Thanks to a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University, he has learned what they might feel like if they were part of him. Levay was the principal volunteer subject in a two-year study at the university that endowed an artiÂ“cial limb with the capacity to feel pressure and pain. Led by Luke Osborn and Nitish Thakor, a graduate student and professor in Johns HopkinsÂ biomedical engineering department, the team developed a form of Âelectronic skinÂŽ that registers touch in much the same way the human body does. Wearing that Âskin,ÂŽ a fabric-and-rubber sheath laced with sensors that the team called e-dermis, on the Â“ngertips of his prosthetic left hand, Levay picked up several small, rounded objects, then did the same with a sharply pointed object. When picking up the rounded objects, he felt various levels of physical pressure; when holding the pointed object, he felt pain. To Levay, it felt as though a lifeless appendage Â„ his left hand and arm Â„ were being born again. ÂNormally my ÂhandÂ feels a bit like a hollow shell,ÂŽ he said in a phone interview from his hometown of Budapest. ÂWhen these electronic stimulations started happening, it felt a bit like Â“lling a glove with water, almost as though it were Â“lling up with life.ÂŽ The experiment marked the Â“rst time an amputee could feel a range of benign physical pressures through a prosthetic device Â„and the Â“rst time any has felt pain. ÂFor the Â“rst time, a prosthesis can provide a range of perceptions, from Â“ne touch to noxious touch, to an amputee, and this makes it much more like a human hand,ÂŽ said Thakor, the co-founder of InÂ“nite Biomedical Technologies, a small Baltimore-based company that supplied the prosthetic hardware for the study. A paper on the study appeared in the journal Science Robotics recently. The advances are the latest in an area of research that has expanded rapidly over the past decade and a half, thanks in no small part to work done at Johns Hopkins. It wasnÂt until about four years ago, though, that researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and elsewhere began taking steps toward imbuing prosthetic devices with touch. Those researchers achieved their results by afÂ“xing electronic sensors to prosthetic limbs. These tiny devices could register touch, translate it into electronic signals and send the signals across a set of wires to the appropriate locations in what remained of the usersÂ limbs. Every pioneering experiment has its limitations, and these were no exception. The process required invasive surgery Â„ electrodes had to be implanted in the residual limbs to receive the signals and transmit them across the nervous system Â„ and the work provided only a narrow range of pressure sensations. The Hopkins team set out to expand the menu of sensations provided, up to and including pain Â„ a category of feeling that, while always unpleasant, serves a crucial survival function. ÂPain is a sensation we use to protect our bodies,ÂŽ Osborn said. ÂWe can take it for granted, and we certainly donÂt always like it, but it serves as a warning system, helping us avoid harmful events.ÂŽ The team, which included members from the Johns Hopkins departments of electrical engineering, computer engineering and neurology, turned to biology for its model. The sensory receptor cells in human skin, they observed, are actually situated at various levels, with those responsible for painful sensation (nociceptors) primarily near the surface of the skin and those responsible for sensing pressure (mechanoreceptors) set deeper. To replicate this system, they designed e-dermis to have sensors arrayed in two layers, instead of one like earlier engineers. Then the challenge was to ÂteachÂŽ the sensors in each layer to generate the sensations appropriate to that layer. Again, they turned to biology. The team studied the frequencies, amplitudes and wavelengths of the signals the body normally sends when generating sensations of pressure and pain. Then they calibrated the sensory apparatus to mimic those variables. Osborn elaborated on this ÂneuromorphicÂŽ approach Â„ that is, the creation of technology that mimics biological patterns. ÂWe knew what an electri cal pulse for pain looks like, as well as pulses that convey information of pressure, texture and so forth,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe created similar pulses and matched them against what the subjects actually perceive.ÂŽ The next challenge was to ensure that the system was spatially accurate Â„ that is, that if contact occurs on the prosthetic index finger, the brain perceives it as coming from that spot. They achieved this through Âse nsory mappingÂŽ Â„ probing every square centimeter of the subjectÂs residual limb and noting where the subject ÂfeltÂŽ each of those touches on his ÂphantomÂŽ hand. The process allowed Osborn and company to wire the sensor on the index finger, for example, directly to the nerve in the residual limb that ordinarily would connect to the real index finger. ÂThose nerves that used to go to your hand are still there, theyÂre just not connected to the hand anymore,ÂŽ Osborn said. ÂBy stimulating each of those nerves, we activate the location in the brain that says Âpinky finger,Â or Âindex finger,Â or Âthumb,Â and the sensation should ideally feel as it would have before the amputation.ÂŽ Having mapped the nerve patterns so precisely, the team was able to avoid requiring the invasive implantation of metal electrodes in the residual limb. They did attach wires from the prosthesis to the appropriate locations on the limb, but they did so on the surface of the skin, a process that is far easier on the subject. Levay said he appreciated that on many levels. He happened to be studying biomedical engineering on a Fulbright scholarship at Johns Hopkins when Thakor and Osborn began their research in 2015. Because he was interested on a personal and professional level, and physically nearby, he made the ideal volunteer subject for the study, which was funded by grants from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health, among other sources. The group worked with a number of volunteer amputees during the study, but because he was consistently available over a course of months, Levay emerged as the central, unnamed subject of the paper, titled ÂProsthesis with neuromorphic multilayered e-dermis perceives touch and pain.ÂŽ The experiments were painful at Â“rst, Levay said with a laugh, as Osborn sought to Â“nd the right match between the shocks he delivered and the sensations Levay felt. The longer they worked together, though, the closer the correlation became, until the only pain he felt during the sessions came when he picked up the pointy object, signalling that the experiment had achieved its goal. That, he said, was pain he was only too happy to feel. ÂE-dermis doesnÂt work perfectly yet,ÂŽ Levay said, Âbut itÂs deÂ“nitely a step further in bringing sensations back to the hand.ÂŽÂElectronic skinÂ developed at Johns Hopkins allows amputees to feel sensations in prosthetic handsBy JONATHAN M. PITTSTHE BALTIMORE SUN LARRY CANNER/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITYLuke Osborn began researching e-dermis along with Nitish Thakor in 2015. and people working or exercising in a hot environment. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can morph into heat stroke, a life-threatening condition. Sexton offered the following tips to avoid heat exhaustion: Â€ Stay hydrated Â„ Drink more water than usual and donÂt wait until youÂre thirsty. Â€ High risk individuals, including the very young, very old and people with chronic medical conditions, should stay in an air-conditioned environment. Â€ If you need to work outside, take frequent breaks. Stay cool. Pace yourself while working or exercising in hot weather. Â€ Protect you skin. Use sunscreen with a SPF 15 or higher. Â€ Wear a wide-brimmed hat, lightweight and light-colored clothing. Â€ Leave your pets plenty of water in shady areas. Â€ Check your local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips. ÂResidents are encouraged to be good neighbors and check up on elderly people or shut-ins living nearby, then move those with signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke to an air-conditioned location,ÂŽ said Joseph Pepe, Interim Health OfÂ“cer for the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, extreme weakness or fatigue, dizziness/confusion, nausea, clammy/moist skin, pale or Â”ushed complexion, muscle cramps, slightly elevated body temperature and fast/shallow breathing. Symptoms of heat stroke include extremely high body temperature above 106 degrees Fahrenheit, hot and dry skin, hallucinations, chills, throbbing headaches, confusion, dizziness and/or slurred speech. ÂIf you experience any of these symptoms, move to a cooler location, lie down and loosen tight clothing, sip water and apply cool, wet cloths to body,ÂŽ said Sexton. ÂIf you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.ÂŽ Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ gmail.com.DANFROM PAGE 1 3FEELING FITLook out for symptoms of eye problems, which may include: Â€ White or grayishwhite color in the pupil Â€ An eye that Â”utters rapidly from side to side or up and down Â€ Sensitivity to light Â€ Complaints of eye pain, itchiness or discomfort Â€ Continued redness Â€ Pus or crust Â€ Drooping eyelid(s) Â€ Bulging eye(s) Â€ Eyes that look crossed, turn out or in, or donÂt focus together Â€ Squinting eyes or closing one eye Â€ Holding things very close to read Â€ Tilting or turning of the head to read Â€ Headaches after or during reading Â€ DifÂ“culty completing assignments Â€ If your child is found to have an eye condition, encourage them to comply with their treatment while at school. Strabismus and amblyopia are conditions that will not correct naturally. However, early treatment can be highly effective and may include wearing an eye patch, eyeglasses, eyedrops, surgery or a combination of these methods. Patching of the stronger eye helps strengthen the weaker eye by forcing it to be used. If untreated, amblyopia can cause irreversible visual loss. The earlier the diagnosis, the most effective is the treatment. Â€ Ensure your child wears protective eye wear during sports. Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and can increase a personÂs risk of developing eye disease later in life. One-third of sports eye injuries involve children. Children should wear protective eye wear for racket sports, hockey, baseball and basketball. Since the great majority of learning is done through the eyes, it is important to keep track of a childÂs eye and vision health, as poor vision can negatively impact oneÂs ability to advance in school. This year, make sure youÂre giving your child the best chance to excel both in and out of the classroom Â„ make sure to schedule his or her comprehensive eye exam. To learn more about childrenÂs eye and vision health or to Â“nd an Eye M.D. near you, visit http://www.geteyesmart. org. Neil B. Zusman, M.D., FACS specializes in no needle, no stitch, no patch cataract surgery. He also offers comprehensive eye care including evaluation and treatment of glaucoma, evaluation of diabetes and macular degeneration, laser eye surgery, eyelid surgery and reconstruction, contact lenses and exams for children and adults. There is an optical shop and a licensed optician on the premises offering the latest styles in glasses. Dr. Zusman is a board certiÂ“ed ophthalmologist and a consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was voted Best Ophthalmologist in Charlotte County from 2011-2015. He has been serving Charlotte County since 1988. Zusman Eye Care Center is located at 3430 Tamiami Trail, Suite A in Port Charlotte. For further questions about modern cataract surgery or other eye care needs, call 941-624-4500.VISIONFROM PAGE 1 SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD.
Page 28 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 NEWS & NOTESSMH ranks among nationÂs Top 10 joint replacement hospitalsSarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked among the nationÂs top 10 highest-volume hospitals for hip and knee replacements, based on an independent analysis of 2017 Medicare claims reported by Orthopedic Network News. Sarasota Memorial was the only hospital in the southeast United States to make the Top 10 Joint Replacement Hospitals list, released last week by the national trade publication. In the July 2018 report, SMH also was spotlighted for specialized revision hip and knee procedures. Revision procedures are an important quality metric because they are generally considered more challenging procedures than initial surgeries, and a high number of revision procedures generally means that a hospital has become a referral center for other revisions that cannot be treated elsewhere.Neuro Challenge Foundation for ParkinsonÂsÂ€ North Port Wellness Club, ÂThe Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for ParkinsonÂsÂŽ North Port Medical Plaza (2nd Floor Conference Room) 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 8. Â€ Port Charlotte ParkinsonÂs Support Group with Carisa Campanella, NCF Program Manager: Murdock Baptist Church, 18375 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Â€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and ParkinsonÂs Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 15. Â€ Englewood ParkinsonÂs Support Group ÂUnderstanding ParkinsonÂs Disease and Resources for Symptom ManagementÂŽ with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager: St. DavidÂs Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Â€ Special Event, North Port, Â Understanding the Medical Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System and ParkinsonÂs Disease with Chad Davie, Abbott Labs; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Â€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and ParkinsonÂ Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. Â€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and ParkinsonÂ Power Hour with Karla Brody, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. Â€ North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP; An exercise program focusing on breath support, posture, and vocal function exercises for improved vocal performance: Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Â€ Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group: Open discussion with Care Partner Relationships with Alex Addona. Facilitated by Dr. John Moore: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. Â€ Punta Gorda ParkinsonÂs Support Group Care Partners and People with ParkinsonÂs Breakout Groups: Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24.More than Weight LossJoin nutritionist and counselor, Chrisanna Harrington, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, at 252 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, as she helps you to understand how to lose weight without harming your metabolism. Understand concepts of Insulin Resistance and how this contributes to belly fat and Diabetes Type 2. See actual cases of people who have lost weight without gastric surgery, drugs or extreme diets. Seating is available for 10 people only, call 941787-3525 to register. How to Lose Belly Fat and Male Breast TissueJoin Nutritionist and Counselor, Chrisanna Harrington, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 at 252 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, as she talks directly to men about the root causes of belly fat and male breast tissue. Understand the importance of nutrition as the first step in treating these problems. Seating is available for 10 people only. Call 941787-3525 to register.Mid-summer tennis clinicsFrom Masters Tennis to Family Tennis the mid-summer clinics are on going at the public Rotonda Community Park, 100 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda West. Start your Saturday mornings with the open play format of ÂEasy on Easy offÂŽ for all levels of players from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Then followed by the popular ÂGary Littlestar Get Out and PlayÂŽ clinics. Every other week will be Family, QuickStart, POP and Masters clinics from 10 a.m. to noon. Followed on Aug. 11 (then every other week) Adaptive Tennis Â„ Blind / Visually Impaired, Deaf and wheelchair Â„ and Masters Tennis, balls and rackets provided. For more information, call Art at 941-698-9480. PROVIDED BY JAMIE MUSE BROWNEight lovely ladies from Royal Palm Retir ement Centre treated the other residents to an amazing fashion show in July. Georgia Pierce from Bon Worth WomanÂs Clothing in Port Charlotte graciously brought the models a colorful array of casual and formal attire and accessories. The crowd loved watching the ladies Âswirling and strutting their stuÂŽ as they modeled a variety of beautiful fashion combinations. 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Employees at camping and sporting goods retailers understand how to Â“t backpacks for hikers and outdoor adventurers. They can help measure a student and Â“nd a pack that will Â“t his or her body frame. Also, these retailers may have a wider selection of backpacks than some other stores, increasing the chances of Â“nding the right Â“t. Â€ Select a pack with a waist strap. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the body is not designed to carry items hanging from shoulders. By using the waist strap in conjunction with taut shoulder straps, students can distribute the weight in their backpacks over their hip bones instead of the shoulders. The padded and adjustable shoulder straps should be at least two inches wide. All straps should be used each time the pack is worn. Â€ Backpacks should be loaded properly. Heavy items should be near the center bottom to distribute the load, rather than placed on top. 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The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 29 The human body is composed of approximately 60 percent water. Water is essential for all body functions; in organs, tissues, joints, spinal cord, eyes, digestion and for maintaining body temperature. Water also plays a major role in helping to detoxify our bodies, through a number of mechanisms, such as perspiration, intestinal and kidney waste removal and exhalation. The unfortunate result of decades-long marketing campaigns by commercial beverage manufacturers, has lead the public to believe that water is boring and can be replaced by their products. Not so fast! In order to maintain good health we must consume six to eight glasses of water daily. Some can come in the form of additive-free beverages made of mostly water, including home-prepared herbal teas, for example. Eating water-rich fresh vegetables and fruit is also part of a wholesome hydration strategy. More about the best sources of clean water later. Water-based drinks infused with herbs, vegetables and/or fruit are utterly delicious and refreshing. These easy-toprepare thirst quenchers are awash with vitamins and minerals and attractive to boot. Because of a greater public awareness nowadays of the joys and beneÂ“ts of a healthy lifestyle, your guests will, most likely, appreciate and enjoy sipping on chilled infused water. When making these beverages, it is best to use organic fruit and vegetables, since we are not trying to make here pesticide-infused drinks, are we? Ingredients particularly suited for making enhanced water drinks are: pineapple, peaches, mango, watermelon, orange, lemon, lime, strawberries, cucumber, mint, basil, rosemary, ginger root, and cinnamon. After you have made a few of those liquid health-bombs you will, no doubt, be inspired to come up with ÂguzzelionÂŽ new combinations. Flavors can be intensiÂ“ed by adding a larger amount of the ingredients or letting the beverage steep longer before consuming. If you desire a more delicate Â”avor, carefully add more water. For a variety of reasons, you are better off not depending on commercial (Â“ltered) bottled water. Here is a healthier and more economical option: make your own, using one of several available brands of countertop water-purifying pitchers. A cartridge inserted into the pitcher lasts for about eight to 12 weeks, depending on the amount of water used per day. In my kitchen, I maintain three of those systems using the clean water for drinking and cooking exclusively. Most brands can be purchased in discount stores, and some supermarkets. Save money and boost your health by cutting down and gradually eliminating health-busting commercial beverages, laden with sweeteners, artiÂ“cial colors and Â”avors, corn syrup, and caffeine. These drinks are more expensive than you think when you add to their price the medical bills resulting from consuming them. Beware of loosely-deÂ“ned and often misleading terms such as ÂNaturalÂŽ on the labels of many of these commercial drinks. I raise a glass to your health, Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor, speaker, and a blogger for the American Holistic Health Association. MISSION NUTRITION Judy E. Buss ORANGE-MINT SUNSHINE WATER1 large orange, unpeeled 6 cups Â“ltered water 10 fresh mint leaves, torn 11Â‡2 teaspoons ginger root, peeled, Â“nely grated Scrub orange clean. With a serrated knife, thinly slice and place in large pitcher. Add the water, mint leaves, and ginger root. Mix gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving, stirring occasionally. Before serving, strain into glasses, and garnish each with a sprig of mint, or a slice of orange placed on glass edge. Tip: After 24 hours, strain remainder of beverage to prevent the produce from rotting in water. Discard the produce. For a more delicate Â”avor, if desired, serve after three to four hours rather than 6 or carefully add more water.LEMON-CUKE QUENCHER 1 large lemon, unpeeled 1 large cucumber, unpeeled 8 cups Â“ltered water 15 fresh mint leaves, coarsely torn 2 teaspoons peeled, Â“nely grated ginger root (about 1.5inch piece) Scrub lemon and cucumber clean. Thinly slice and place in a large pitcher. Add the water, mint leaves, and ginger. Mix gently. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours before serving, stirring occasionally. Before serving, strain into glasses, and garnish with slice of lemon placed on each glass edge. Tip: After 24 hours, strain the remainder of the beverage to prevent the produce from rotting in water. Discard the produce. PINEAPPLE-BASIL QUENCHER3 cups Â“nely chopped pineapple 15 basil leaves, coarsely torn 6 cups water Place all ingredients in a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain into glass before serving. RECIPESDrink to your health 5FEELING FITthan one-fourth of kidsÂ daily caloric intake comes from snacking. Choosing smarter snacks may help reduce overeating. Good snacks can include grain products that contain 50 percent or more whole grains by weight; snacks in which the primary ingredient is a fruit, a vegetable, dairy product, or lean protein; snacks that are a combination food that contain at least a 1Â‡4 cup of fruits or vegetables; and foods that contain no more than 200 calories. Â€ Read nutritional information. When selecting foods for school lunches, parents should read the nutritional information to make sure they know exactly what they are feeding their children. Select foods that are low in saturated fats and cholesterol and high in Â“ber and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Â€ Go with water. Rethinking beverage choices can help control kidsÂ caloric intake. Many people donÂt realize just how many calories beverages add to their daily intake. Even a six-ounce, 100-percent apple juice can include as many as 96 calories. Sodas and other soft drinks pack a hefty caloric punch. Water, seltzer and unsweetened iced tea are healthy beverage options. If milk is the go-to beverage, choose a reduced-fat version. Â€ Read the school menu. Let children indulge in ordering from the school menu when healthy options are featured. Urge them to try something unexpected, rather than sticking to chicken nuggets or pizza days. Healthy eating habits begin in childhood and can be initiated with school lunch. LUNCHFROM PAGE 1 941-624-4500zusmaneyecarecenter.comadno=50538599 Team Eye ConsultantTampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone CrabsVOTED BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST 2011-20152015 ItÂs important to know who to trust with your familyÂs health because you want the very best. 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Page 30 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 The desire to improve your existing level of Â“tness must be accompanied by a well-planned program. First and foremost, it is important that you know the purpose of that program. You should know, for instance, what you want it to accomplish. Is it to help you lose weight, increase your endurance, lose your pot belly, tone muscles or manage stress? Is it something else? Whatever the purpose, the goals that are set should be realistic and attainable. Losing 50 pounds in two weeks would certainly be unrealistic and even dangerous. Furthermore, ensuring that your program is personalized is quite important. It should, therefore, reÂ”ect your particular needs. In addition, consideration should be given to the establishing of goals and objectives. The days and times that are available for you to train should also be decided on. Lastly, you should have some awareness of the space (place where you will hold your sessions) and equipment available to you. Knowledge of these things will help you to better plan your program. Other things that might be important during the planning stage of your program are the following: Â€ Exercise choice. Choosing the right exercises to help you reach your goal. For instance, if you wanted to lose weight and had the choice of jogging for 30 minutes or performing several sets of ÂcrunchesÂŽ, you should know that the jogging activity would be the better choice. Â€ Knowing the difference between a set and a rep and deciding on the number of sets and reps for each exercise in your program. If, for instance, you are going to perform the Âpush upÂŽ, the number of times you repeat it in one go would be the number of reps. If you did 20 reps, and, after a brief rest, you did another 20, you would have completed two sets of 20 reps. Â€ Deciding on the most suitable time for your exercise session(s). Just about any time (if you have the time) is a good time to exercise. The trick is to budget your available time so as to accommodate the various components of your exercise program. With that said, If you have little time or are free at different points throughout the day, you might want to break up your single session into smaller ones that you can carry out during those periods when you are free. You could, as an example, have your Â“rst session at some point in the morning, another session during your lunch break and a Â“nal session during the evening hours. Â€ Deciding on the length of time for each component of your program. Example: warm ups (5 minutes), aerobic activity (30 minutes), stretching (20 minutes), strengthening activities (10 minutes) and cool down (10 minutes). It is important to note that at least 3 sessions of exercise should be done each week. In addition, each session should last from 20 to 60 minutes; longer if necessary. Finally, it is important that you put the contents of your Â“tness program in writing. Never leave it to memory. Write it out and review it frequently. Additional Â“tness information and services may be had by visiting the Cultural CenterÂs Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte or by calling 941-625-4175, ext. 263.Creating a successful fitness program should be well plannedBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYÂS FITNESS CENTER 6FEELING FITÂ€ Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 941-473-0135. Â€ Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. Â€ Venice Beach Pavilion: Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Â€ North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday Â€ Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over Â„ you never know when or where until that week. To Â“nd out about these special complimentary classes be sure to ÂlikeÂŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. ThatÂs where weÂll be announcing each class. Other things to know: 1. A limited number of mats will be available for use. But if you have your own, feel free to bring it. 2. There is no cost for these classes. However, there will be some events held at nonproÂ“t locations and some done to support are nonproÂ“ts. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: https:// www.facebook.com/ yogasanctuary. Â€ Yoga Tots Â„ The Punta Gorda Library, 424 W. Henry St., hosts the free program Yoga Tots Storytime from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays for children ages 12-36 months. Bring your toddler, towels or yoga mat to stretch your mind and muscles with a story and fun yoga poses. For more information, call 941-833-5460 or email: PuntaGordaLibrary@ charlottecountyÂ”.gov. If you would like your free yoga event added to our events, email feelingÂ“email@example.com. YOGA PHOTO PROVIDEDCaregivers Support GroupPort Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, hosts a caregiver support group from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is free and is open to any caregiver dealing with a care-receiver with any debilitating disease. There are no requirements to join the group. For more information, contact Mike Boccia at 941-815-6077.Courage Over Cancer Gulf Cove United Methodist ChurchÂs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided withA help and spiritual counsel that are speciÂ“c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could beneÂ“t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte.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.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. SUPPORT GROUPS adno=50538684
WASHINGTON Â„ U.S. businesses added 219,000 jobs in July, a private survey found, a robust total that suggests employers are still able to Â“nd the workers they need despite the low unemployment rate. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that hiring was led by health care providers, hotels and restaurants, and manufacturers. JulyÂs Â“gure was up from 181,000 in June and is enough to lower the already-low jobless rate of 4 percent over time. Tax cuts and greater government spending are accelerating the economyÂs expansion. Growth reached an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the April-June quarter, the fastest in four years. The pickup comes as the economic expansion enters its tenth year, the second-longest in U.S. history. The report arrives two days before the government releases the ofÂ“cial monthly employment Â“gures. Economists forecast that FridayÂs jobs report will show employers added 190,000 jobs, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. The unemployment rate is projected to slip to 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low. ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. Its Â“gures frequently diverge from the governmentÂs report. Mark Zandi, chief economist at MoodyÂs Analytics, which calculates the ADP data, said the trade Â“ghts between the United States, China, the European Union and other countries have so far had little impact on overall hiring. But large multinational Â“rms cut jobs last month, Zandi said, which may have been a result of the tariffs the U.S. and others have imposed. The Trump administration has slapped duties on steel and aluminum, as well as on $34 billion of goods imported from China, and some types of lumber from Canada. ÂIf the tariff increases are limited to what weÂve seen so far, no big deal,ÂŽ Zandi said. But if the Trump administration proceeds with its threat to place import taxes on another $200 billion of Chinese imports, that would slow growth and lower hiring, he said. Still, Zandi expects strong job gains to continue through this year and into 2019, potentially driving the unemployment rate below 3.5 percent.Survey: US companies add a robust 219,000 jobs in JulyBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITER FILE PHOTOIn this photo, job seeker Alejandra Bastidas lls out an application at a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. U.S. businesses added 219,000 jobs in July 2018, a private survey found, a robust total that suggests employers are still able to nd the workers they need despite the low unemployment rate. Payroll processor ADP says hiring was led by health care providers, hotels and restaurants, and manufacturers. JulyÂs gure was up from 181,000 in June and is enough to lower the already-low jobless rate of 4 percent. WASHINGTON Â„ U.S. workers saw their annual wages and beneÂ“ts rise in the second quarter at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, a sign that the low unemployment rate is forcing employers to raise pay to attract and keep workers. Pay and beneÂ“ts for all U.S. workers increased 2.8 percent in the AprilJune quarter from a year earlier, the most since the third quarter of 2008. Total compensation for private industry workers Â„ which excludes state and local employees Â„ rose 2.9 percent, the best since the second quarter of 2008. The unemployment rate is near an 18-year low of 4 percent, leaving employers scrambling to Â“nd the workers they need. There are more open jobs than there are unemployed workers, according to government data, for the Â“rst time since records began in 2000. A separate measure of wages and salaries for private sector workers rose 2.9 percent in the past year, matching MarchÂs gain and the highest in nearly a decade. Still, pay gains slowed in the second quarter. Total compensation Â„ which includes pay and benefits such as health insurance Â„ increased 0.6 percent, down from 0.8 percent in the first three months of the year. Wages and salaries, which make up about 70 percent of total compensation, slowed even more, to 0.5 percent from 0.9 percent in the first quarter. Even the relatively solid gains arenÂt enough to keep up with slightly higher inflation, which rose 2.9 percent in the 12 months ending in June. That means after inflation, wages and salaries for private sector workers was flat. The last time the unemployment rate was this low, in 2000, hourly pay gains were rising at a roughly 3.5 percent to 4 percent annual rate.Annual US worker pay gains rose at fastest pace since 2008By MATT OTTAP BUSINESS WRITER Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. 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The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 33 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment 2005 SERVICES PROFESSIONAL RESUMES SARASOTA/CHARLCO. CALLFORDETAILS 941-214-5257 2010 PROFESSIONAL OPENING FOR FULL TIME PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY PROVIDINGEDUCATION, FINANCIALASSISTANCE, ANDIMMIGRATIONSERVICESINARCADIA, FL. PROGRAMDEVELOPMENT, SUPERVISION, BUDGETINGANDFUNDRAISINGSKILLSREQUIRED. BACHELORÂSDEGREEREQUIRED, BILINGUALPREFERRED. EMAILRESUME TOMIKEKUSKEAT KUSKE @ DIOCESEOFVENICE ORG 2016 FINANCIAL AUTOMOTIVE ACCOUNTING CLERK-BOOKKEEPERRV DEALERSHIP. Automotive / dealership accounting experience required. Accounting degree preferred. 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Page 38 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 NEW YORK Â„ Small businesses extended their erratic hiring streak in July, adding 52,000 jobs. That was up from 31,000 new jobs in June, according to payroll company ADP, which counted the number of new positions at its small business customers, those with up to 49 staffers. Through the Â“rst seven months of the year, small companies added an average 48,000 jobs a month, with monthly totals ranging from 64,000 to 28,000, ADP says. Small business hiring has weakened in the past year. During the Â“rst seven months of 2017, companies had added an average 71,000 jobs per month. Surveys, though, have shown that owners are still optimistic. Many have said they want to hire, but canÂt Â“nd people qualiÂ“ed for their job openings. Other owners say they wonÂt expand their staffs until their revenue increases enough to justify the added expense and risk of hiring. Larger companies have been hiring more consistently. ADP reported that its customers of all sizes added 219,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department issues its report on July hiring on Friday. It does not break out job creation by company size.ADP: Small businesses extended their erratic hiring streakTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS QUESTION: IÂve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years IÂve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. ItÂs getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career? ANSWER: Trust me, weÂve all been in situations where weÂve felt we deserved better Â„ or more. And sometimes weÂre right. If youÂve shown your boss youÂre worth more, and he doesnÂt see it, that could be life showing you an exit. If you like your job and the industry youÂre in, however, asking for a raise is often more about posture than technique. The best way to ask for a raise is to Â“rst research your industry, and more speciÂ“cally, your job title. Go in with an attitude of humility and gratitude Â„ combined with the research youÂve done, and your accomplishments with the company Â„ and ask what you need to do in order to make more money. DonÂt issue an ultimatum, or ask for an answer immediately. Have a friendly, professional conversation, and politely ask your boss to give your request consideration. Remember, you canÂt control how he will react. All you can do is approach the situation with the proper posture and attitude. In many cases, that makes all the difference.ÂRealizing Your DreamÂQUESTION: IÂm in an unhappy place in my career. I donÂt enjoy my current job, but I donÂt know what I really want to do, either. How can I learn what I was made to do? ANSWER: I believe it all starts with discovery. Once you realize who you really are on the inside, you can more easily begin to unpack and examine the things youÂre passionate about and where your true talents lie. IÂm not talking about some kind of pat-yourselfon-the-back exercise. I want you to sit down, and make a list of some serious stuff. Write out your talents, your weaknesses, what excites you, and the things that exhaust you. The answers to these four questions will help provide an early picture of what you should Â„ and should not Â„ be doing with your life. You might also consider running your answers by a close friend, someone who cares enough to want the very best for you, but is willing to be completely honest about your attributes. There are four essential components of a human being: personality, passion, talent, and values. Once you discover what speaks to all of these, I think youÂll begin to realize your purpose in life. 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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho, meanwhile, greeted Pompeo with a smile, but then delivered a scathing attack on the Trump administration for approaching the negotiation poorly by insisting on sanctions enforcement. Ri said North Korea would not be forced into acting unilaterally and demanded that the U.S. undertake ÂconÂ“dence buildingÂŽ measures if the negotiation was to be successful. After Pompeo warned anew that no sanctions would be lifted until North Korea fully and Â“nally denuclearizes, Ri told the annual ASEAN Regional Forum that the North would not be bullied into concessions. ÂConÂ“dence is not a sentiment to be cultivated overnight,ÂŽ he said. ÂIn order to build full conÂ“dence between the DPRK and the U.S., it is essential for both sides to take simultaneous actions and phased steps to do what is possible one after another.ÂŽ North KoreaÂs ofÂ“cial name is the Democratic PeopleÂs Republic of Korea. ÂOnly when the U.S. ensures that we feel comfortable with and come close to it, will we be able to open our minds to the U.S. and show it in action,ÂŽ Ri said. The U.S. has previously dismissed calls for a phased approach, insisting that sanctions be maintained until the North delivers on its commitments but suggesting that some other steps may be possible. Ri, though, appeared unmoved and accused US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbsBy MATTHEW LEEAP DIPLOMATIC WRITER AP PHOTOU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greets North KoreaÂs Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho as they prepare for a group photo at the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in Singapore, Saturday. DIPLOMATS | 4 TNS PHOTOFrederico Rocha Sr., center, leads his reghters as they mop up hot spots near homes in Redding, Calif., on July 30.REDDING, Calif. Â„ Behind River Ridge Terrace in Redding, where the monstrous Carr Â“re had destroyed homes, a Â“re crew of 20 men used shovels to stab the charred earth. Under the blazing sun, the clinking of metal stopped when one of the men, while scooping out dirt from under a tree, spotted smoke rising from the ground. ÂHumo!ÂŽ he shouted in Spanish. From afar, the mop-up operation was typical Â“reÂ“ghting work, with one exception Â„ it was being done by mostly Mexican immigrants who spend their off-seasons picking oranges, lemons and cherries across Washington, Oregon and California. Each year, thousands of immigrants work as wildland Â“reÂ“ghters, plying the trade at a time when extreme weather is producing larger and more destructive Â“res in the West. ÂIÂd say for the last 15 years, the Hispanic population started to get more involved in this kind of work,ÂŽ said Federico Rocha Sr., a Mexican immigrant and the teamÂs boss. The private contract crew arrived Â“ve days ago in Redding, conducting control burns and mop-up work in an effort to help Â“ght the wildÂ“re that swept through Shasta and Trinity counties and killed six people, including two children and two Â“reÂ“ghters. The Â“re has devoured more than 1,000 homes and scorched more than 115,000 acres. OfÂ“cials said more than 13,000 Â“reÂ“ghters are currently on duty, Â“ghting 17 large Â“res that have burned more than 320,000 acres and displaced more than 32,000 residents across the state. Seventeen states have offered assistance to California during the last week, sending help from as far away as Maine and Florida. OfÂ“cials say the Â“re conditions and the amount of Â“reÂ“ghting resources devoted to control wildÂ“res may become the new norm. For the Â“rst time in its 110-year history, the U.S. Forest Service has spent more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nationÂs wildÂ“res. Fire seasons are also 78 days longer than in 1970s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Mexican immigrants help battle wildfire in a conservative California county By RUBEN VIVESLOS ANGELES TIMESWILDFIRE | 4 MIAMI Â„ It was the evening of ValentineÂs Day, but any plans Cameron Kasky had to celebrate had been obliterated a few hours before when a former classmate came to his high school to spray the hallways with bullets, leaving 17 dead bodies behind when he departed. Now, as darkness descended, Kasky shut the door to his room and plotted a revolution. Five months later, it is well underway. March for Our Lives, the little band of teenagers Kasky lashed together that night over his cellphone to demand new gun laws, has swollen into a hydra-headed nonprofit corporation with a multimillion-dollar budget, offices in South Florida and Washington, and even its own lobbyist. The group, headed mostly by students from ParklandÂs Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the ValentineÂs Day massacre, has staged one mega-protest in Washington, D.C., in March that drew hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, and hundreds of smaller protests across a broad swath of the country from Tallahassee to Bismarck, N.D. Two busloads of March for Our Lives activists have been crisscrossing America, sowing the seeds of discontent over current gun laws, and theyÂre starting to sprout: Scores of loosely affiliated groups that share a name and a political agenda with March for Our Lives have popped up across the nation, even in such scarlet-red states as Arizona. In Florida and on the road, the students have made one of their central missions encouraging March for Our Lives gains momentumAnalysis shows newly registered Fla. voters ages of 18-29 up 8 percent two months after the Stoneman Douglas shootingBy MARTIN VASSOLO, ALEX HARRIS and GLENN GARVINMIAMI HERALD Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky, center, gives a thumbs up after announcing that this summer the students of March for Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered and motivated to vote, calling it ÂMarch for Our Lives: Road to ChangeÂŽ on June 4, 2018, in Parkland.TNS PHOTOSMarjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez speaks to the crowd during March for Our Lives to demand stricter gun control laws on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.MARCH | 4BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Â„ Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald TrumpÂs latest tweet derided the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James, one of the nationÂs most prominent men in the sports industry. Trump blasted James late Friday after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive. Although James has long been a Trump critic, calling the president ÂU bumÂŽ in a 2017 tweet, the tweet was TrumpÂs Â“rst attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron. ÂLebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,ÂŽ Trump posted. ÂHe made Lebron look smart, which isnÂt easy to do.ÂŽ Trump then, unexpectedly, appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest NBA player of all time, James or Michael Jordan, by writing Trump tweet blasts LeBronBy JONATHAN LEMIREASSOCIATED PRESSPresident attends rally in Ohio as nation defends basketball player AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump waves to the cheering crowd as he arrives to speak at a rally at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday.TRUMP | 4ÂThis job is hard and a little dangerous, but you have to do what you can for the family.ÂŽÂ„ Juan Cisneros, a Mexican immigrant ghting res with the crew for two years
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER TODAY / TONIGHTA t-storm late in the p.m. A t-storm in spots earlyHIGH 91 LOW 7350% chance of rain 40% chance of rainSome sun, a t-storm around in the p.m.90 / 7340% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny, a t-storm in the afternoon90 / 7550% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny, humid; a shower in the p.m.91 / 7655% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMostly cloudy, a shower and t-storm around92 / 7660% chance of rain FRIDAYSome sun with a t-storm possible; humid91 / 7630% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 330-50 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 VENICE87941021039988Air 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. 1.06ÂŽ Month to date 2.38ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.03ÂŽ Year to date 38.71ÂŽ Normal year to date 30.21ÂŽ Record 2.00ÂŽ (1969) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 2.36ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.00ÂŽ Year to date 26.45ÂŽ Normal year to date 29.06ÂŽ Record 2.00ÂŽ (2001) High/Low 92/77 Normal High/Low 93/74 Record High 96 (1993) Record Low 69 (1978) High/Low 91/76 High/Low 93/77 Normal High/Low 91/75 Record High 97 (1993) Record Low 66 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 2.38 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 38.71 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 89 76 pc 90 75 pc Bradenton 91 75 t 90 74 t Clearwater 90 76 t 89 75 pc Coral Springs 90 78 sh 89 77 pc Daytona Beach 87 75 pc 87 74 t Fort Lauderdale 89 80 pc 88 79 pc Fort Myers 90 73 t 90 72 pc Gainesville 91 71 t 91 70 pc Jacksonville 90 72 pc 91 71 pc Key Largo 88 80 sh 87 79 pc Key West 90 83 pc 90 82 pc Lakeland 90 74 t 90 72 t Melbourne 89 79 pc 90 78 pc Miami 90 78 sh 89 75 pc Naples 91 76 t 93 76 pc Ocala 90 70 t 90 69 t Okeechobee 89 72 t 88 71 t Orlando 89 75 t 89 73 t Panama City 90 72 t 91 73 pc Pensacola 90 74 pc 90 75 pc Pompano Beach 90 81 sh 89 80 pc St. Augustine 87 73 pc 87 72 pc St. Petersburg 90 72 t 91 72 t Sarasota 92 72 t 91 72 t Tallahassee 93 74 pc 92 74 pc Tampa 91 75 t 91 75 t Vero Beach 90 72 pc 89 73 pc West Palm Beach 89 78 sh 89 76 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 9:33a 3:28a 11:42p 5:33p Mon. 10:27a 4:13a --6:51p Today 8:10a 1:44a 10:19p 3:49p Mon. 9:04a 2:29a --5:07p Today 7:00a 2:59p 10:29p --Mon. 7:58a 12:29a --4:04p Today 10:05a 3:57a --6:02p Mon. 12:14a 4:42a 10:59a 7:20p Today 6:25a 12:23a 8:34p 2:28p Mon. 7:19a 1:08a 10:27p 3:46p E 5-10 1-2 Light E 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 90/73 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 92/73 storms afternoon Sarasota 92/72 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Aug 11 First Aug 18 Full Aug 26 Last Sep 2 Today 1:18 a.m. 2:39 p.m. Monday 2:01 a.m. 3:41 p.m. Today 6:55 a.m. 8:14 p.m. Monday 6:55 a.m. 8:13 p.m. Today 12:44a 6:57a 1:10p 7:23p Mon. 1:33a 7:47a 2:01p 8:15p Tue. 2:23a 8:38a 2:53p 9:08p Monterrey 91/70 Chihuahua 95/63 Los Angeles 89/69 Washington 92/75 New York 90/75 Miami 90/78 Atlanta 89/74 Detroit 93/72 Houston 93/78 Kansas City 96/74 Chicago 95/76 Minneapolis 85/68 El Paso 100/76 Denver 86/57 Billings 75/53 San Francisco 68/53 Seattle 85/61 Toronto 91/72 Montreal 89/74 Winnipeg 74/51 Ottawa 91/71 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: 08/5/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 95 69 s 95 68 s Anchorage 68 61 r 67 57 r Atlanta 89 74 t 91 74 pc Baltimore 92 72 s 92 72 s Billings 75 53 c 82 57 s Birmingham 92 74 t 92 74 t Boise 89 59 s 94 62 pc Boston 88 75 pc 94 76 s Buffalo 88 74 s 89 72 pc Burlington, VT 91 72 s 93 74 pc Charleston, WV 89 68 pc 89 71 pc Charlotte 91 73 pc 92 73 pc Chicago 95 76 pc 90 71 t Cincinnati 90 69 pc 88 71 pc Cleveland 91 72 pc 91 71 pc Columbia, SC 92 75 t 92 75 pc Columbus, OH 91 70 pc 90 72 pc Concord, NH 90 63 s 95 68 s Dallas 98 76 pc 99 78 pc Denver 86 57 t 79 55 t Des Moines 95 73 pc 88 66 t Detroit 93 72 s 92 71 pc Duluth 84 60 c 77 54 pc Fairbanks 63 54 r 60 52 r Fargo 87 59 pc 78 55 pc Hartford 92 68 pc 94 71 s Helena 78 50 pc 87 56 s Honolulu 87 75 c 89 77 pc Houston 93 78 pc 91 77 t Indianapolis 92 71 s 90 73 pc Jackson, MS 93 72 pc 93 73 pc Kansas City 96 74 s 92 67 t Knoxville 87 71 pc 86 72 pc Las Vegas 108 82 s 109 83 s Los Angeles 89 69 s 94 70 s Louisville 92 75 pc 90 75 pc Memphis 90 75 t 93 76 pc Milwaukee 92 74 pc 85 69 t Minneapolis 85 68 pc 80 62 t Montgomery 92 74 pc 93 74 pc Nashville 91 73 pc 93 74 pc New Orleans 89 79 t 90 78 pc New York City 90 75 s 93 77 s Norfolk, VA 89 75 pc 89 76 pc Oklahoma City 94 73 s 96 73 s Omaha 94 72 pc 88 67 pc Philadelphia 92 73 s 92 74 s Phoenix 111 88 s 112 87 s Pittsburgh 88 68 pc 88 70 pc Portland, ME 84 67 s 90 69 s Portland, OR 89 64 pc 92 65 s Providence 91 72 pc 94 74 s Raleigh 91 72 pc 92 72 pc Salt Lake City 89 62 s 91 63 s St. Louis 98 77 pc 96 76 pc San Antonio 95 76 pc 93 76 t San Diego 84 71 pc 86 74 pc San Francisco 68 53 pc 71 52 pc Seattle 85 61 pc 89 62 s Washington, DC 92 75 s 93 75 s Amsterdam 76 58 s 85 62 pc Baghdad 114 86 s 113 85 s Beijing 95 77 t 87 78 t Berlin 79 58 pc 84 63 s Buenos Aires 62 44 s 65 49 pc Cairo 97 80 s 97 78 s Calgary 74 52 pc 83 58 s Cancun 88 77 pc 88 76 pc Dublin 72 56 pc 71 51 c Edmonton 76 49 s 79 53 c Halifax 79 66 sh 82 67 pc Kiev 83 64 t 80 61 t London 85 61 s 87 63 pc Madrid 101 70 s 102 71 s Mexico City 71 56 t 71 54 t Montreal 89 74 pc 90 73 pc Ottawa 91 71 pc 89 69 pc Paris 87 65 s 93 67 s Regina 72 52 c 80 57 s Rio de Janeiro 78 69 c 76 70 r Rome 89 73 t 88 72 s St. JohnÂs 68 53 c 67 57 c San Juan 87 77 pc 86 79 pc Sydney 71 55 s 68 52 sh Tokyo 93 81 pc 93 75 t Toronto 91 72 pc 91 71 t Vancouver 77 59 pc 78 60 s Winnipeg 74 51 t 74 56 pcHigh ................... 111 at Needles, CALow ......... 27 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86Intense thunderstorms caused Â” ooding in southeastern Pennsylvania on Aug. 5, 1843. Q: Where did the word hurricane come from?A: From Hunraken the Mayan n storm god. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 91/73 89/74 90/73 90/73 91/74 90/74 89/73 89/72 90/73 91/75 91/75 90/76 91/75 90/73 92/73 92/73 90/73 92/73 92/73 90/74 90/75 91/74 92/73 90/72 91/74 89/76 90/76 91/74 91/73 91/74 91/75 90/73 92/72 90/76 90/77 90/74 90/74 92/73 WASHINGTON Â„ President Donald TrumpÂs strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry heÂs complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. Those Republicans worry their statewide candidates may rise or fall based on TrumpÂs standing, muddling their path to maintain control of Congress. But Trump has no plans to step out of the spotlight. He will hold a rally Saturday in Ohio and plans to host two fundraisers at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, next week for House and Senate candidates, according to a campaign ofÂ“cial with knowledge of the presidentÂs events. The ofÂ“cial spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details about the fundraisers that havenÂt yet been publicly released. HeÂs expected to be even more aggressive in the fall. White House ofÂ“cials say heÂs reserving time on his schedule for midterm travel and fundraising likely to surpass that of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. ÂThis is now about Donald Trump,ÂŽ said Al Cardenas, a former Florida Republican chairman. ÂItÂs a high-risk, high-stakes proposition.ÂŽ The question facing Republicans is whether turning out those Trump loyalists is enough to win in toss-up congressional districts or if their path to victory depends more on capturing a share of independents and suburban women turned off by TrumpÂs tumultuous Â“rst term. ItÂs a dilemma they will confront in 2018 and beyond. ÂIf we lose the governorÂs race for the Â“rst time in 20 years, all of a sudden President TrumpÂs chances of winning in 2020 diminish with a Democratic governor,ÂŽ said Cardenas. ÂYou canÂt win a presidential election if youÂre a Republican without winning Florida.ÂŽ But there are some signs that TrumpÂs unpopularity with the general electorate may hamper more than help individual Republican candidates. While Republicans have won a series of special elections since Trump took ofÂ“ce, theyÂve captured smaller margins than in previous years. Democrats also had two high-proÂ“le upsets, nabbing victories in an Alabama Senate race and a Pennsylvania House race. The GOP is worried about a special congressional election Tuesday in a central Ohio district that Trump won by 11 percentage points in 2016. A Monmouth University poll released this past week showed the race tightening, leaving Republican Troy Balderson with just a 1-point edge, well within the error margin. The survey found 46 percent of likely voters approved of Trump, while 49 percent disapproved. Hoping to shore up GOP support, Trump plans to host a rally in the district Saturday. His visit follows a Monday stop by Vice President Mike Pence. The presidentÂs team keeps a close eye on data assessing whether Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction under Trump. And they point to TrumpÂs strength among Republican voters and an upbeat attitude about the nationÂs economic climate as evidence Republicans will avoid the rough midterm elections that have afÂ”icted previous administrations. But some Republicans warn TrumpÂs outsized media presence drowns out the messages of congressional candidates, who believe the path to victory lies with a focus on local issues, the Republican tax cuts and the prospect of Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again. ÂPart of the reason why the Nancy Pelosi attacks are so important is that theyÂre a way to motivate the Republicans who might not love Trump,ÂŽ said Ohio GOP strategist Terry Casey. Still, Republicans are often forced to fend off questions about Trumpsparked controversies. In recent days, Trump publicly mused about a government shutdown sometime in the fall Â„ a possibility that Republican congressional leaders fear would signiÂ“cantly hamper their electoral prospects. That kind of uncertainty only serves to further embolden TrumpÂs opposition, say Democrats. ÂClearly he lights the Â“re when it comes to energized Democrats,ÂŽ said Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper. ÂHeÂs going to come and give a rambling, over-the-top speech that has nothing to do with this district or Troy Balderson. It may hurt more than it helps.ÂŽ The presidentÂs decision to intervene in recent GOP primaries is also raising concerns among some state party ofÂ“cials and politicians, who fear heÂs siding with candidates who could prove weaker in general elections. Trump has relished doling out endorsements, sometimes blasting out several a day Â„ even for those who donÂt need his backing right now. The president has compiled a winning streak in recent primaries in which he has made an endorsement, helping favored candidates in South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. His rally this week in Tampa, Florida, represented his most ambitious attempt to nationalize two races crucial to RepublicansÂ midterm hopes. Trump stood onstage with Rep. Ron DeSantis, a 39-year-old three-term congressman, imploring his supporters to back his campaign for governor. DeSantis was little-known to Republican voters until Trump Â“rst tweeted support for him in December. Since then, heÂs made his ties to Trump a centerpiece of his primary race, focused on Fox News appearances and ads. In recent weeks, heÂs opened up a double-digit lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a longtime Â“xture in Florida politics. DeSantis said he was grateful for TrumpÂs support but added, ÂI appreciate more the leadership youÂre showing for our great country.ÂŽ The president also repeatedly praised Gov. Rick Scott, a Trump ally running for Senate, and attacked his opponent, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Trump, who spends winter weekends at his estate in Palm Beach, claimed the only time he sees the senator is ÂÂ“ve months before every election.ÂŽ ÂAfter a while, you forget whoÂs the senator,ÂŽ Trump said.GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaignsBy LISA LERER and KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONRobert E. Lee statue vandalized on RichmondÂs Monument Ave. New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed Fort Campbell soldier dies during weapons trainingRICHMOND, Va. (AP) Â„ A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on RichmondÂs famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized. Red paint was splattered on the statueÂs base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also TAOS, N.M. (AP) Â„ A northern New Mexico sheriff says 11 children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from a rural compound after being found in Â“lthy conditions during an unsuccessful search for a missing 3-year-old boy. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Saturday that two men were arrested Friday during a search stemming from an investigation also involving the FBI and Clayton County, Georgia, authorities. He said two women were detained before being released pending further investigation. Hogrefe said 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj was jailed on a Georgia warrant alleging child abduction and that Lucas Morten was arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive. Online court records donÂt list defense attorneys who could comment on their behalf. The sheriff said the 11 children were turned over to state child-welfare workers. FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cials at Fort Campbell say a 19-yearold soldier from Georgia died during weapons training at the Army post. The post along the KentuckyTennessee border says Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells suffered the fatal injuries during training at a small-arms range on Wednesday. He was taken to BlanchÂ“eld Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, where he died. OfÂ“cials say no other soldiers were injured. Wells, of Adairsville, Georgia, was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2017 and completed training in South Carolina and Virginia before arriving at Fort Campbell in 2018. Lt. Col. Cayton Johnson says the brigade lost Âan incredible memberÂŽ of its group and says Âthoughts and prayersÂŽ are with WellsÂ family. The incident is under investigation. WELLSsprayed on the base. Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols. The vandalism occurs a week ahead of the oneyear anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that was organized in part as a protest to plans to remove a Lee Statue there. A Richmond commission that reviewed the cityÂs row of Confederate statues on Monument Avenue recommended earlier this year removing a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis but keeping others in place.
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 WORLD NEWS ALPOACTASIFTHEDANCE MARCMRSLATERIDESOUT IMITOUTSTANDINGBILLS NICOLDOONADDERALL ONEPAGERADOREDIG RADICALMOVEMENTSOTTO ABYSSMENTHEOIL PIGGYSAINTECONOMY CANOEBRIGASHCAKE ASTATAICHISWEETTALK STELLARCLASSIFICATION KILLERBEEPODUNKIMRE CLIFBARTELEMEADE SCENTEDGADOTJARTS SICSONOFAWHEEL NOTARSOLIDFOUNDATION RASNIGERSTILETTO EPICPOEMASHEASHEN SMASHINGPUMPKINSSELF AMSTEREOTAPINTOELLA DATALOSSAVENGEDSPOTANSWERS to crosswordSINGAPORE Â„ AsiaÂs top diplomats pressed North Korea on Saturday to turn a pledge to completely dismantle its nuclear arsenal into reality amid concerns that itÂs proceeding with its programs. North KoreaÂs foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, however, hit the United States in an Asian security forum in Singapore for certain ÂalarmingÂŽ moves, including Âraising its voice louder for maintaining the sanctions againstÂŽ the North. Those moves, Ri told fellow ministers, could make an agreement with the Trump administration, including the NorthÂs commitment to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Âface difÂ“culties.ÂŽ China and Southeast Asian nations also faced calls in the Singapore meetings to rapidly conclude an effective nonaggression pact that can help fend off possible clashes in the disputed South China Sea. Both sides have announced an agreement on an initial draft of a regional Âcode of conductÂŽ that they regarded as a milestone after 16 years of sporadic talks. Alarm over rising trade protectionism, which Asian governments warn could stymie economic growth, dominated the meetings too, with Japan calling for the swift conclusion of a 16-nation Asian free trade agreement that does not include the United States. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the rapprochement between North Korea and the United States, along with completion of a negotiating draft of the code of conduct for the South China Sea, are breakthroughs. But he added that Âlike any other breakthrough in diplomatic negotiations, they may lead to something great, they may lead to nothing.ÂŽ ÂNow the hard work is really on the details,ÂŽ Cayetano told reporters before walking into daylong meetings between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their partners the United States, China, Japan and South Korea. ASEAN foreign ministers, along with counterparts from China, Japan and South Korea, urged the U.S. and North Korea Âas well as concerned parties to continue working towards the realization of lasting peace and stability on a denuclearized Korean Peninsula,ÂŽ according to a draft communique they were to issue after their meetings Saturday, which was seen by The Associated Press. In the communique, they would ÂnoteÂŽ Â„ often a diplomatic subtlety for a reminder Â„ the Âstated commitmentÂŽ of the Democratic PeopleÂs Republic of Korea, the NorthÂs formal name, Âto complete denuclearization and its pledge to refrain from further nuclear and missile tests during this period.ÂŽ Ri said that while North Korea has Âinitiated goodwill measuresÂŽ including a Âmoratorium on the nuclear test and rocket launch test and dismantling of nuclear test ground,ÂŽ the U.S. has gone Âback to the old, far from its leaderÂs intention.ÂŽ After agreeing on the text of the code of conduct in the disputed waters, senior Chinese and ASEAN diplomats will meet in Cambodia this month or in September, to be followed by another meeting in the Philippines, to start actual negotiations, a senior Southeast Asian diplomat said on condition of anonymity because of a lack of authority to discuss the issue publicly. Western ofÂ“cials called for an early conclusion of such a pact, which they said should be legally binding and could effectively check aggressive behavior in the disputed region. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Âwithout disturbances from the outsideÂŽ the negotiations on the code would shift to a Âfast track.ÂŽ China has accused the U.S., which has deployed aircraft carriers, ships and Â“ghter jets to patrol the disputed waters, of intervening in an Asian dispute. Amid the trade tensions between the United States and China and other nations, Asian ministers called for an early conclusion, possibly this year, of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a free trade accord that would include the ASEAN countries, along with key trading partners China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Korea. Singapore, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian nations are concerned that protectionism, which could boost major Western economies, would work against free and open trade that their economies are anchored on. Tens ions between the U.S. and China Â„ the worldÂs two biggest economies Â„ over tariffs on each otherÂs products have rattled investors in Asia. ÂGiven the current global situation where protectionism is on the rise, Japan would like to achieve the swift conclusion of the RCEP,ÂŽ Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyungwha warned that Âr ising anti-globalization and trade protectionism among major countries is fueling tension and threatening our aspiration for sustained economic growth.ÂŽ In a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the Singapore events, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said he told Pompeo that Asian countries like Malaysia Âare quite nervous on the possible negative repercussion of the ongoing trade war.ÂŽ Pompeo responded articulately Âbut my objective was quite straightforward,ÂŽ Saifuddin told a news conference. ÂI need to inform him that we are very concerned.ÂŽOfficials press N Korea to deliver on anti-nuke vowsBy JIM GOMEZ and ANNABELLE LIANGASSOCIATED PRESS BARCELONA, Spain Â„ Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or Â”ocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures and threatens to stick around for days to come. The extremely high temperatures, caused by an inÂ”ux of hot air from Africa, were also carrying loads of dust from the Sahara Desert. Portugal issued red health alerts for extreme heat for more than half the country on Saturday, with thermometers approaching 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The countryÂs highest ever recorded temperature was 117.3 F in 2003. ÂOh itÂs terrible,ÂŽ said tourist Paul Snell. ÂWeÂre from Canada and never felt heat like this before. WeÂre just drenched with water. Yeah, I need to hydrate constantly.ÂŽ Francisca Serrano, a souvenir seller, added Âwe are used to high temperatures, but it seems the air doesnÂt Â”ow and that makes it difÂ“cult to breathe.ÂŽ Health ofÂ“cials issued reminders about the dangers that extreme heat can pose, especially for the elderly and the young. The rest of Spain, including the normally wet and temperate northwestern region of Galicia, was also punished by the sun and heat. The heat wave hit Friday, breaking local temperature records at eight places in Portugal. It also played a part in the deaths of two men, one in Barcelona and the other in the southern Spanish region of Murcia, according to Spanish authorities. The hot, dry conditions have led to several wildÂ“res in Portugal. Nearly 700 Â“reÂ“ghters and 10 water-dumping aircraft are Â“ghting the biggest outbreak, which has burned 2,470 acres near the town of Monchique in the southern Algarve region. ÂItÂs a very serious situation of extreme heat,ÂŽ Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said. Forecasts indicate that the hot air from Africa, which turned parts of the sky a dark yellow hue because of the dust it carried, will not abate until early next week. The torrid weather has been felt across Europe, as far north as Sweden and Britain, whose weather service said July was the countryÂs third-warmest month in more than a century. The French energy company EDF said Saturday that it has halted a fourth nuclear reactor, this time one at the countryÂs oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim in eastern France. Since Thursday, four French nuclear reactors in three power plants near the Rhine and the Rhone Rivers, including Fessenheim, have had to be temporarily shut down. EDF said the decision was made to avoid overheating the rivers. Nuclear power plants use water from the rivers to cool down the temperatures of their reactors before sending the water back into the rivers. Rivers that are unusually warm can experience mass Â“sh dieoffs, which has happened in Germany in the past week.Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat waveBy JOSEPH WILSONASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) Â„ Cubans living in the United States and other countries will be able to send suggestions and comments on proposed changes to the Cuban Constitution, which will ultimately be presented to voters in a referendum, the government said. The ÂCuban Government invites all Cuban citizens abroad to participate in the debate on the draft Constitution,ÂŽ Cuban diplomat Ernesto Soberon announced on Twitter. ÂThis participation conÂ“rms the will to have the opinions of ALL Cubans,ÂŽ said Soberon, who heads a department dealing with the Cuban diaspora at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ÂThis is theater,ÂŽ said Rosa Maria Paya, promoter of the Cubadecide campaign to bring the political system in Cuba to a plebiscite. Paya is the daughter of the late opposition leader Oswaldo Paya, who previously tried to change the constitution through a citizensÂ petition drive known as Proyecto Varela. ÂThe day the government allows exiles to travel to Havana and present their reforms, I will believe in their intention to dialogue,ÂŽ said exile activist Ramon Saul Sanchez, president of the Democracy Movement in Miami. Lawyer Laritza Diversent said including exiles in the debate is positive but that she worries about how the process would be organized: ÂHow can we be sure that what we contribute will be taken into account? We are more than 3 million living abroad. This is not a simple assembly in some neighborhood in the country,ÂŽ she said. SoberonÂs Twitter post said that Âthe participation in the debate of all Cubans abroad on the new Constitution project is an unprecedented fact in the history of the Revolution.ÂŽ Under current Cuban laws, citizens who leave the island for more than two years lose some rights, including the possibility of voting in the referendum. ModiÂ“cations to these policies are not included in the draft document for changes to the constitution recently approved by the National Assembly. If the current version of the draft constitution draft is approved, CubanAmericans born in Cuba also would not beneÂ“t from incentives for foreign investment because they would be treated as Cuban citizens. The government prevents Cuban citizens from owning and investing in companies.Cuba invites exiles to comment on proposed changes to constitutionBy NORA GAMEZ TORRESEL NUEVO HERALD HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDRussia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee Guatemala ex-President Colom freed on bail Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the MediterraneanMOSCOW (AP) Â„ Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying SeagalÂs portfolio in the unpaid position would be to Âfacilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian Â“eld, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.ÂŽ Seagal is an accomplished martial artist Â„ like Russian President Vladimir Putin. The actor, who was granted Russian citizenship in 2016, has vocally defended the Russian leaderÂs policies, including RussiaÂs 2014 annexation of Crimea, and has criticized the U.S. government. Last year, Ukraine banned Seagal from entering the country for Â“ve years, citing national security reasons. SAO PAULO (AP) Â„ The WorkersÂ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the countryÂs top job. GUATEMALA CITY (AP) Â„ Guatemalan ex-President Alvaro Colom has been freed on bail after spending nearly six months in jail under investigation for alleged corruption. Colom was granted conditional release after paying $133,000. The terms of his release stipulate that he may not leave the department of Guatemala, which includes the capital city. Prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval said Saturday that his ofÂ“ce plans to appeal the judgeÂs decision. The 67-year-old Colom was president from 2008 to 2012. He was arrested Feb. 13 along with nine former Cabinet ministers in a case involving possible embezzlement and fraud related to public transportation concessions. MADRID (AP) Â„ Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. SpainÂs maritime rescue service says its craft intercepted three boats carrying 180 people Saturday and a Civil Guard vessel pulled 43 others from a fourth boat. Spain is seeing an uptick in the number of migrants landing on its shores from Africa after Italy shut down its ports to aid groups who rescued migrants at sea. In addition, more than 1,500 migrants have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean as smugglers turn to even more unseaworthy vessels. SEGALDelegates of the left-leaning party conÂ“rmed da Silva, who served two terms as BrazilÂs president between 2003 and 2010, with enthusiastic approval at a convention in Sao Paulo. Since March, the former president has been jailed on a corruption conviction, but he denies any wrongdoing and claims he is being politically persecuted. In a recorded message to the convention, da Silva said that Âit is those that sentenced me that are jailed in a lie.ÂŽ ÂBrazil needs to restore its democracy, Â“nd itself and be happy again,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey might lock me up, shut me up, but I will keep my faith in the Brazilian people.ÂŽ After his nomination was approved, another message written by da Silva was read aloud. ÂThey already brought down a president that was elected and now they want to veto the right of the people to elect their next president. They want to invent a democracy without people,ÂŽ he said. Meanwhile, other candidates criticized da Silva and his party. ÂIt pains my heart, but I donÂt expect anything from them now,ÂŽ said left-leaning presidential hopeful Ciro Gomes, of the Democratic Labor Party. WorkersÂ Party chairperson Gleisi Hoffmann, who is trying to lure other left-leaning parties to the ticket, addressed supporters at the convention after two fringe parties endorsed da SilvaÂs run. ÂThey tried to exclude Lula from the political discussion,ÂŽ she said. ÂThere is no political discussion in Brazil without Lula and the WorkersÂ Party.ÂŽ Centrist Marina Silva was also nominated by the Rede party on Saturday.
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 FROM PAGE ONEDear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker is very enthusiastic about Realty Income Corp. and has advised me to buy 400 shares. He is impressed with the companyÂs growth in revenues and dividends and likes the fact that about 80 percent of the dividend received from this stock wouldnÂt be taxed. He says it would be considered return of capital. DidnÂt you recommend this stock about three years ago? Â„ PR, Oklahoma City Dear PR : Yes, I did. It was $46, and I bought 50 shares for each of my grandkids. Realty Income (O-$53) is cut from a different bolt of cloth than most of its brethren. This real estate investment trust pays its dividend every month, and lots of retired folks who depend on dividends think thatÂs just ducky. This REIT owns 5,193 stand-alone, single-tenant commercial properties, totaling 91 million square feet in 49 states. All of OÂs properties have triple-net leases, under which the tenants are responsible for taxes, maintenance and insurance. OÂs 151 employees in San Diego collect rent and, on some contracts, also a teeny percentage of the lesseesÂ annual gross revenues. O collects rent from darn good names, such as Taco Bell, Walgreens, FedEx, Publix, Panera Bread, CVS, Dollar General, Uncle SamÂs, CarMax, BJÂs Wholesale Club, Firestone, Walmart, AMC Theatres, 3M, Rite Aid, Regal Cinemas, Circle K and LA Fitness. And sometimes O will sell those leases to pension funds and high-net-worth individuals and use that money to purchase similar-yielding properties. O has paid a dividend for nearly 21 consecutive years. That dividend has been increased 95 times during that time frame, and the dividend coverage, at 83 percent of funds from operations, is fairly strong. In 2017, O invested about $1.5 billion and acquired over 300 new properties containing nearly 8 million square feet, the income from which certainly supports a dividend increase this year. Realty Income has had a long history of high occupancy and rising rents. The occupancy rate of OÂs properties was an impressive 98.4 percent last year, and Wall StreetÂs REIT gurus watching the stock suggest this occupancy rate will be the norm for the coming two to three years. During each of the past three years, the average rent moved up by 1 percent, to $13.77 a square foot, and the StreetÂs REIT gurus believe that O will experience similar gains in the coming years. If inÂ”ation becomes a factor Â„ and it will Â„ the increasing value of OÂs properties could be impressive. O has a strong balance sheet. Debt was $5.8 billion in 2016 and $6.1 billion in 2017. And the ratio of debt to total capital stood at 45 percent last year, so management has signiÂ“cant borrowing capacity for future acquisition investments. Net proÂ“t margins should improve from 24.8 percent to 28.2 percent this year, go to 28.4 percent in 2019 and Â”y even higher in succeeding years. Last yearÂs dividend of $2.53 has already been increased to $2.63, and by yearÂs end, it may total $2.70. ThatÂs a very nice forward yield of 5.2 percent. If you donÂt need the dividends for a while, please reinvest them. The broker wouldnÂt charge you to reinvest those dozen yearly dividends. Now, if you had bought 1 00 shares of O 10 years ago and reinvested the 120 dividends, youÂd have 690 shares worth about $36,500 today. ThatÂs not too shabby. It computes to an average annual total return of 13.75 percent. Wow! That exceeds the 10-year S&P 500 and the 10-year Dow Jones industrial average results. This small dividend reinvestment return builds slowly, though impressively, and is sort of like watching a turtle on amphetamine. Realty Income is a solid buy at the current price for conservative long-term investors. The companyÂs tenant base is represented by a solid mix of defensive and e-commerce-resistant names that should allow O to weather future retail storms. Equity analyst Brad Schwer tells us that 90 percent of OÂs rental income consists of lessees with Ânon-discretionary, service-oriented, or lowprice components to their businesses.ÂŽ He has a $59 fair value estimate for O. Please address your Â“nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at email@example.com. To Â“nd out more about Malcolm Berko and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.High on realty income Malcolm Berko ALMANACToday is Sunday, Aug. 5 the 217th day of 2018. There are 148 days left in the year. Today in historyOn August 5, 1962 South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was arrested on charges of leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike; it was the beginning of 27 years of imprisonment. On this dateIn 1884 the cornerstone for the Statue of LibertyÂs pedestal was laid on BedloeÂs Island in New York Harbor. In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the 200-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics, collecting the third of his four gold medals. In 1962 actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from Âacute barbiturate poisoning.ÂŽ In 1974 the White House released transcripts of subpoenaed tape recordings showing that President Richard Nixon and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, had discussed a plan in June 1972 to use the CIA to thwart the FBIÂs Watergate investigation; revelation of the tape sparked NixonÂs resignation. In 1981, the federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike. One year ago: The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs. Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt finished third in the 100-meter dash at the world track championships in London, which marked his farewell from the sport; the winner was American Justin Gatlin. TodayÂs birthdaysActor John Saxon is 82. Country songwriter Bobby Braddock is 78. Actress Loni Anderson is 73. Rock singer Rick Derringer is 71. Actress Holly Palance is 68. Rock musician Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister) is 63. Actress-singer Maureen McCormic k is 62. Actress Tawney Kitaen is 57. Country musician Mark OÂConnor is 57. Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing is 56. Actor Mark Strong is 55. Director-screenwriter James Gunn is 52. Actor Jonathan Silverman is 52. Rock musician Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica) is 43. Country musician Will Sellers (Old Dominion) is 40. Actor Jesse Williams is 38. Actor Brendon Ryan Barrett is 32. Actress/ singer Olivia Holt is 21. Actor Albert Tsai is 14. Bible verseÂJesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.ÂŽ Â„ John 3:3 The good thing about the new birth is that it never grows old. ÂIf any man be in Christ he is a new creatureÂŽ Â„ Âhis mercies are new every morning.ÂŽ Â„ Who wouldnÂt go for that? GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) Â„ A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the massive bird. Garden City bans residents from keeping wild animals as pets. The city fined Johnston $100 for harboring the turkey and another $100 for dumping brush at his curb after he cleaned up his backyard in an effort to get the 30-pound turkey to leave. The Detroit News reports that the city eventually dismissed the turkey ticket since Johnston wasnÂt keeping the animal as a pet. Johnston is still fighting the other one.ODD NEWS Michigan man fights ticket for turkey who moved into yard elements of the U.S. government of going against TrumpÂs wishes by taking a hard line on sanctions. ÂWhat is alarming, however, is the insistent moves manifested within the U.S. to go back to the old, far from its leaderÂs intention,ÂŽ he said. Instead of responding reciprocally to North KoreaÂs suspension of nuclear tests and missile launches and other goodwill gestures such as the return of suspected remains of American troops killed in the Korean War, the U.S. has maintained hostility, Ri said. ÂThe United States, instead of responding to these measures, is raising its voice louder for maintaining the sanctions against the DPRK and showing the attitude to retreat even from declaring the end of war, a very basic and primary step for providing peace on the Korean Peninsula,ÂŽ he said. He also accused Washington of taking Âextremely inappropriate movesÂŽ by discouraging third countries from sending high-level delegations to the NorthÂs 70th anniversary celebrations in September. Pompeo had already left the meeting when Ri delivered his remarks in order to travel to Jakarta for talks with senior Indonesian ofÂ“cials. As he arrived in Jakarta, the State Department said that a written reply to Kim from Trump had been delivered to Ri in Singapore. ÂWe had a quick, polite exchange,ÂŽ Pompeo tweeted. ÂOur US delegation also had the opportunity to deliver (TrumpÂs) reply to Chairman KimÂs letter.ÂŽ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said TrumpÂs reply to Kim was given to Ri by Sung Kim, the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines who has been leading logistical negotiations with the North on its pledge to denuclearize. Nauert would not address the content of TrumpÂs letter to Kim. The White House said earlier in the week that Kim had sent a new letter to Trump and that the president had written a response.DIPLOMATSFROM PAGE 1Under these conditions, every bit of muscle helps Â„ and Â“eld workers know hard labor. A 2007 report by the American Immigration Council found that a signiÂ“cant number of wildland Â“reÂ“ghters were immigrants, mostly Mexican-born men. Shasta County is Trump country. The president won the county with 65 percent of the vote. In February, Shasta County voted to become a Ânon-sanctuaryÂŽ zone for immigrants in the country illegally. But for the Â“re crew of Mexican immigrants, politics never enters the mind. This isnÂt about Trump or his supporters, or about border walls. ItÂs about the pride of protecting peopleÂs homes. Rocha, a Mexican immigrant himself, said residents have been grateful. ÂWhen people appreciate what we do, it makes us feel good,ÂŽ he said. ÂEven at stores, people thank us and theyÂre happy weÂre here helping.ÂŽ The Â“re crew was trained and hired by R&R Contracting, a private company based in Salem, Ore., and operated by one of RochaÂs relatives. The company is also just one of hundreds in Oregon that are contracted by state and federal governments to Â“ght forest Â“res. Experts say Oregon is in the forefront of states that have created certiÂ“cation programs for contract Â“reÂ“ghters. A sizable number of them are Latino immigrants. The California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection could not immediately say what percentage of its Â“reÂ“ghters were immigrants. From an observational standpoint, Mike Mohler, deputy director of communications for Cal Fire, said the department is pretty diverse. Leaning on his shovel, sweating, 46-year-old Juan Cisneros, a Mexican immigrant, said it was his second year with the crew. In the off-season, heÂs out picking mostly oranges in Visalia, earning money to help care for his wife and four daughters. ÂThis job is hard and a little dangerous,ÂŽ he said. ÂBut you have to do what you can for the family.ÂŽ Cisneros, who is from Michoacan, said the job is hard work because of the heavy gear and intense labor. ÂIt can get tiring,ÂŽ he said, adding that while it is physically challenging, it is rewarding. ÂI feel important when someone says thank you for the work we do,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhen weÂre walking around people say thank you to us for being here and Â“ghting a Â“re.ÂŽ Cisneros said he doesnÂt like what he hears on the news about immigrants, but he tries to simply ignore it. He hopes critics of immigrants will pay attention to the work he and others do. ÂI want them to see our contributions here,ÂŽ he said.WILDFIREFROM PAGE 1young people to register to vote. In Florida at least, the numbers are encouraging. A recent analysis by TargetSmart, a data Â“rm that works on behalf of Democrats, found that the share of newly registered Florida voters between the ages of 18-29 had increased by eight percentage points in the two and a half months after the shooting. The political acumen of the Parkland students has left even some of their allies agape. ÂAs remarkable as we acknowledge their leadership has been, weÂre still not giving them enough credit,ÂŽ U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., told the Miami Herald. The students understandably feel a certain giddy pride that their organizing hasnÂt succumbed to apathy, torpor or the onset of summer vacation (and, for some of them, the end of high school.) In the estimation of many skeptics, the big March 24 demonstration that drew somewhere between 200,000 and 800,000 would be their high-water mark. Instead, the footprint of March for Our Lives is still growing. ÂThe march was multiple months ago, and weÂre still moving,ÂŽ said Charlie Mirsky, 18, MFOLÂs Washington lobbyist. The momentum of political movements is under perpetual challenge, and veteran organizers say it will be a long time before MFOL can be judged a real success. ÂGuns are a hugely divisive issue in American politics and culture,ÂŽ said Todd Gitlin, an NYU sociologist who in the 1960s headed Students for a Democratic Society, one of the major groups opposing the Vietnam War. ÂThatÂs not a battle that will be won, or lost, overnight, and it could be years before we can really evaluate the role of the Parkland students.ÂŽMARCHFROM PAGE 1ÂI like Mike!ÂŽ The tweet also came hours before Trump traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for a rally north of town in support of the Republican in a special U.S. House election.At the rallyPresident Donald Trump is predicting a Âtremendous victoryÂŽ for Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running in TuesdayÂs special election for an open congressional seat. Trump promoted other Republican officeholders and candidates in Ohio as he rallied supporters Saturday night at Olentangy Orange High School north of Columbus. Trump called Balderson Âthe guy who will do thingsÂŽ and dismissed BaldersonÂs Democratic opponent, Franklin County recorder Danny OÂConnor, as a person nobody knows. Trump also brought to the stage Ohio congressman Jim Jordan, calling him Âa tough cookie.ÂŽ The crowd chanted Âspeaker of the House,ÂŽ a reference to the possibility that Jordan will seek the speakership after NovemberÂs midterm elections.Standing up for LeBronMeanwhile, Melania TrumpÂs spokeswoman quickly distanced the Â“rst lady from the criticism of James, saying in a statement Saturday afternoon that it appeared James was Âworking to do good things on behalf of our next generationÂŽ and that the Â“rst lady would be open to visiting his new school for at-risk children. The statement didnÂt criticize the president. Many former and current professional athletes, including Jordan, jumped to JamesÂ defense. ÂI support LeBron James. HeÂs doing an amazing job for his community,ÂŽ Jordan said in a statement to The Associated Press through his representative via text Saturday. Trump has long denounced the media Â„ CNN in particular Â„ and rarely lets a slight go unnoticed. But the attack on James, who was being interviewed by another black man, to some resembled a racial dog whistle. He routinely deems Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who is also black, as Âlow IQÂŽ Â„ an insult he repeated during the Ohio rally Saturday night. Ohio Gov. Josh Kasich, a Republican who at times criticizes Trump, tweeted: ÂRather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids.ÂŽ Trump has repeatedly been questioned about his views on race, from deeming many Mexican immigrants ÂrapistsÂŽ during his campaign kickoff speech for the Republican presidential nomination to placing blame on Âboth sidesÂŽ for the violent clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago. James, who campaigned for TrumpÂs opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and has not been shy about using his celebrity for social causes, did the interview from the public school he opened, called the ÂI PromiseÂŽ school. Every student receives free tuition, as well as free food, a uniform and even a free bike.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3 THREE IN ONEBY WILL NEDIGER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Flaw, metaphorically5 Antismoking spots, e.g.9 Cleveland BrownsÂ defense, informally14 Dress19 What a line doesnÂt have20 Lvesque of Quebec21 Pelvis-related22 ____ card (wallet item)23 ____ Reza shrine (Iranian holy site)24 Former supporter of seabirds26 Where the frontiersman Bowie died27 Burdened (with)29 SnatcherÂs exclamation30 Yawn-inducing32 Postgame shower?33 The Big Board, briefly34 Funny Fey35 Jewelry worn above the elbow37 WhatÂs brewing?38 Spray the monarch to keep him cool40 Prosecutor whoÂs sympathetic to the defendants in a witch trial42 Play with43 Winter coat44 Sound of something rushing by45 Singer Morissette47 Not fixed49 Director Jonathan50 Agenda starter51 HogÂs home52 Pontius PilateÂs province53 Liqueur akin to sambuca54 Place for a browser55 First character in Genesis56 T. rex, e.g.57 Metro ____58 Bridle strap utilized only on sidewalk surfaces62 When Macbeth delivers the ÂTomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrowÂŽ soliloquy66 Potential dinner67 Hitching spot68 Rating thatÂs on the cusp of NC-1773 Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, with ÂtheÂŽ75 Stuck-up person76 Aplenty77 Ohio University team78 Informal expression of gratitude79 Namesakes of MuhammadÂs daughter80 Brilliant debut81 Ruffian82 Miss83 ÂWho ____?ÂŽ84 What a dog groomer might charge86 Result of wearing a fedora at the beach88 Pulled off89 Make an effort90 T.S.A. agentÂs tool91 Item smashed by the original Luddites92 Having a crisp picture, say94 Leave gratified95 Must, informally96 ÂDeath of a SalesmanÂŽ salesman98 Lead-in to phobia100 Result of accidentally throwing a Frisbee into a campground103 ____ California104 Plucked instruments105 Compound imparting a fruity smell106 Hence107 Oodles108 Shoots out109 Without much confidence110 It falls quietly111 ÂSwiper, no swiping!ÂŽ speaker of childrenÂs TV DOWN1 Sound from a banshee2 Italian designer menswear since the 1970s3 Running start?4 Like kiddie rides among all amusement park rides5 School opening?6 Amorous play, in modern lingo7 ____ Lavoisier a.k.a. the Father of Modern Chemistry8 Romantically involved with9 Light tennis shot10 Reminiscent of11 IowaÂs state flower12 Move clumsily13 CharybdisÂs counterpart, in Greek myth14 Pharma watchdog15 Part16 ÂThis isnÂt very pleasant, but ÂƒÂŽ17 Some calls to the police18 Norwegian money25 Genetics initials28 Serving during Prohibition31 Diplomatic office below an embassy35 Nose36 Gathering around a campfire?38 One target of a childhood vaccine39 Oven40 Apple devoured by an elderly relative41 Called44 United with46 Look for48 Car ad no.49 Carol Ann ____, U.K. poet laureate starting in 200950 Not superficial52 Crave, with ÂforÂŽ53 Try to hit55 Stable parents56 Thoro cleansing59 ÂThe GreatÂŽ and ÂThe TerribleÂŽ60 Lookalike61 ÂThereÂs nothing elseÂŽ62 Blue alerts, in brief63 Arising64 Meal with a set menu65 Certain cleric69 Foe of Frazier70 Egg-shaped item from a garden71 Performer in a campus production, often72 Sticky stuff74 Talks hoarsely75 ÂOn the BeachÂŽ novelist Nevil76 Nasty wound78 Crime against good taste79 Dance mentioned in QueenÂs ÂBohemian RhapsodyÂŽ81 Like people who take lifts82 CamperÂs light85 Some winds for seafarers86 Nonshiny finishes87 ÂSucks to be youÂŽ88 Speedometers, typically90 Korean money93 Tied95 Like a lot of zombie movies97 MomÂs mom99 Intensifying word add-on101 Disney collectible102 Request to Triple A 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 272829303132 3334353637 38394041 4243444546 47484950 515253 54555657 58596061 6263646566676869707172 73747576 777879 80818283 84858687 88899091 929394959697 9899100101102103 104105106107 108109110111Online subscriptions: TodayÂs puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0729 Name That CompanyI was born 25 years ago in Alexandria, Virginia, as a print newsletter. Today I oversee a great global investment community, educating, amusing and enriching millions through my website, investing services, books, podcasts, syndicated newspaper feature, asset management service and more. (There are millions of copies of my books in print.) With offices in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Singapore and Germany, IÂm an advocate for individual investors. My name is taken from Shakespeare and refers to the character who could tell the king the truth without getting his head lopped off. My favorite holiday is in April. Who am I?Think you know the answer? WeÂll announce it in next weekÂs edition. (The SSA used to regularly mail out estimates of future benefits to most workers, but now only sends them to a more restricted group.) You can also apply at the SSA website to start receiving your Social Security benefits. The problem is, someone else might be able to start receiving your benefits Â„ if they set up an account there in your name before you do. That can happen if you fall for a fraudulent email or phone call telling you that you need to provide some personal information, such as your Social Security number and birth date. Be skeptical of any emails or calls asking for personal information. If in doubt, contact the SSA on your own to verify. By creating your own account, you can prevent anyone else from doing so. Note that you are supposed to create an account for yourself only and should not create one for anyone else. (This is a rule that the scammers break.) Get many more retirement tips at fool.com/retirement/index.aspx and money.cnn.com/retirement and try our ÂRule Your RetirementÂŽ service at fool.com/services It offers solid, concise advice, along with stock and fund recommendations.The Motley Fool TakeA Super Market?Kroger (NYSE: KR) stock has been in a slump for much of the past few years, but itÂs finally showing some signs of life, partly due to a groundbreaking deal with British online grocer Ocado to address its online order and delivery deficiencies. Kroger needed to show a strong quarter to change its narrative, and it did just that with its recent first-quarter earnings report. Kroger beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines, with revenue up 3.4 percent to $37.5 billion, and management suggested that upcoming growth would exceed expectations, too. Naysayers think that the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods will eventually disrupt the grocery industry, as Amazon has disrupted the business of many other brick-andmortar retailers. That argument may be wrong, though, or at least premature. For starters, while Amazon has lowered prices at Whole Foods somewhat, theyÂre not that low. Meanwhile, groceries Â„ particularly perishable items Â„ are different from other goods. While online shopping and delivery may become a larger portion of grocery sales, most shoppers may continue to shop for groceries through traditional means. With digital shoppers likely seeking grocers with a local presence, Kroger has an edge with its nearly 2,800 stores. The grocery industry is a tough one with slim margins, but Kroger shares seem attractive at recent levels, and they offer a dividend that recently yielded 2 percent, too. Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentPet DumbMy dumbest investment involved the pet warehouse chain PetSmart. I owned its stock when it was trading for about $12 per share, but about a year later, it had dropped to $10 per share. I sold all of it that I owned. Boy, was I sorry when it was acquired for $8.7 billion! Â„ I., online The Fool Responds: Hindsight is 20/20. ItÂs easy to kick ourselves for moves that were so clearly wrong-headed now that we know how things unfolded. PetSmart was a pioneer in the pet retail business, starting way back in 1980. It ended up being bought by private equity firm BC Partners and taken private Â„ meaning that investors can no longer buy and sell shares of it on the open market. When a company you own stock in gets bought out by a private equity company, itÂs often done at a premium price, giving investors an immediate boost in their sharesÂ value. But the story ends there, as theyÂre essentially cashed out. No matter how much more the company grows, investors no longer own part of it. PetSmart is still around, and is still the largest pet specialty retailer, with more than 1,600 locations. Last year it bought online pet retailer Chewy.com for more than $3 billion, taking on a lot of debt to do so. Things are getting more complicated, though, as this year itÂs spinning off part of Chewy.com to BC Partners. The Biggest BrandsQWhat are the worldÂs biggest brands? Â„ T.C., Flint, MichiganAForbes magazine recently published a list of the worldÂs most valuable brands. Here are 2018Âs top 10, along with the value of each brand: 1) Apple, $183 billion; 2) Google, $132 billion; 3) Microsoft, $105 billion; 4) Facebook, $95 billion; 5) Amazon, $71 billion; 6) CocaCola, $57 billion; 7) Samsung, $48 billion; 8) Disney, $48 billion; 9) Toyota, $45 billion; 10) AT&T, $42 billion.ItÂs interesting to observe how the list changes over time. A mere 15 years ago, Facebook didnÂt exist, and Amazon started selling items other than books only in 1998. In 2010, ForbesÂ ranking of the most valuable brands included names such as IBM, General Electric, McDonaldÂs, Intel and Nokia.***QWhen a company goes public via an initial public offering (IPO), do the original owners no longer own it? Â„ G., onlineAWhen a company debuts on the open market with an IPO, usually only a part of it is sold to new investors. HereÂs a simplified example: The owners of Porcine Aviation (ticker: PGFLY) have determined, with the help of investment banks, that the company is worth $100 million. They decide to sell 30 percent of it to the public via an IPO to raise money to help it grow faster. They decide that theyÂll have 10 million shares initially priced at $10, for a total value of $100 million. So 3 million shares will be sold to the public, with the original owners retaining ownership of 70 percent of the company, or 7 million shares. 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The Social Security Administration (SSA) now promotes its Âmy Social SecurityÂŽ site at ssa.gov After you create an account there, you can review the SSAÂs record of your past earnings to make sure theyÂre correct, request replacement Social Security or Medicare cards, change your address, get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA1042S form for tax purposes, see an estimate of your future benefits based on your earnings record and more. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 8/2 LAST WEEKÂS TRIVIA ANSWERI trace my roots back to both a chemical company founded in Korea in 1947 that began making cosmetic creams and an electronics company formed in 1958 that introduced the first radios, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, elevators and more in Korea. The former was eventually known as Lucky, while the latter went by Goldstar. (Remember Goldstar electronics such as TVs and CD players?) Today my name reflects both companies, and my motto is LifeÂs Good. 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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS TRADESMAN by Myles Mellor 1. HLEW YU IGIDWBCDCEZO DLEZW BIGCACUNOGT HLIZ WLITÂBI WNBZCZA WU QIYCWEWCUZ? ULQ.... 2. Q MSCWV EA BIBWKZTWTQCY HBZB OTYWSYYTCF HVQK WQZ HQY KVBTZ AQJB. ECB TCYTYKBO EC KVB JEIKY-HQFEC MBBKIB. 3. RE XFS UVZWA Z EVZNCRWI VRICAGSVG RW XFSL IZLPBW GBP, PFBN RA ILFQ RWAF Z UFQBL UVZWA? 4. HÂG LM WPWVESHVHLM BM L IHQ UHPG KWE. H CWLP ZHED L PBE BU VBSCK! IFE H LPZLTK ZBMCWS ZDT AWBAPW EWPP GW EB PHQDEWM FA! 1. What do electricians chant religiously when theyÂre turning to meditation? Ohm.... 2. A bunch of electricians were discussing what car was their fave. One insisted on the Volts-wagon Beetle. 3. If you plant a flashing lightbulb in your garden bed, does it grow into a power plant? 4. IÂm an electrician on a big film set. I deal with a lot of cords! But I always wonder why people tell me to lighten up! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You donÂt have a name for every feeling. In fact, youÂll have one today that has yet to be named. Were you to give it a name, you would recognize it every time it comes around. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The world very much needs your love, but itÂs going to be hard to give it if youÂre not around the things and people who inspire it. If youÂve needed an excuse to go where your heart is, this is it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Wear condence; itÂs always in fashion. No one feels condent all of the time, but going through the motions of it will get you closer. Power posing will really work for you today. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Trust makes work lighter, smiles brighter and spirits higher. You will be surrounded by trustworthy people. And you will bring honor to your own word by keeping it no matter what. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). YouÂre not trying to be mysterious, yet you are a mystery. People around you may not totally understand you, but they will enjoy you and be magnetized by the intrigue of you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Borrow what you need. YouÂll be putting something to good use that would otherwise be neglected. YouÂll be cutting down on waste, and youÂll have none of the burden that goes with possession. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your friends trust you, and theyÂll tell you things they wouldnÂt trust to anyone else. YouÂll be the keeper of secrets, including some of your own, as not everyone is as good at this as y ou are. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You donÂt even realize when youÂre being kind, it comes so naturally to you. Someone will brighten when you take the time to chat, smile and generally make it known that you care. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The person who would have the most wisdom on matters youÂre dealing with these days is also very likely to remain silent until asked. So seek counsel with the quiet sage. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your gift for communication is the stu of fairy tales. YouÂll be a Rumpelstiltskin of conversation as you spin straw small-talk fodder into golden threads that draw people together. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your inuence is growing. Try it out on yourself! If you can persuade yourself to do whatÂs best for you, youÂll have conquered the most dicult challenge of all. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Whatever stopped you before, you can now think of it very dierently. It may even be what you are most grateful for, your No. 1 teacher, your motivating force. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 5). YouÂll go into this solar return on a change of pace, sparked by a new responsibility and/or relationship Â„ the start of something wonderful. Embrace leadership in October. Train your team well and youÂll have the time and energy to be a visionary in 2019. Ideas and improvements you implement will touch many lives. Cancer and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 20, 38, 15 and 18.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun /Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: In 1985 I met a lovely divorced lady with two adorable children. The three of us got along well. A year later I married into this family. Until then I had no children of my own. The kids had regular visits with their father. The rst FatherÂs Day after I married their mom, we arranged for them to spend the weekend with him. When they returned home that Sunday night, they were exhausted and o to bed they went. I did some thinking about the idea of celebrating holidays and realized there are holidays in every month except August. (Even a rodent gets his day in February.) My family and I discussed it and came up with the idea for a Step ParentsÂ Day on the second Sunday in August. When that day arrived, we all went to church and then to brunch. The kids gave me cards and a nice gift. It was a wonderful day, and it became a tradition every year after that. I wrote a letter about it to our mayor. He sent me back an ocial-looking document with his signature proclaiming the second Sunday in August to be Step ParentsÂ Day in our city. It was gratifying. Abby, your readers in blended families may want to observe this special day, too. Â„ STEPDAD IN OHIO DEAR STEPDAD: Your letter made me smile. When I went online to learn more about it, I discovered that, for more than 20 years, there has been a National Stepfamily Day observed on Sept. 16. You may want to consider adding it to your calendar because itÂs a day that celebrates ALL members of the blended family, not just the parents. DEAR ABBY: My future sister-in-law, ÂLeta,ÂŽ and her daughter came from overseas to visit for a few weeks. It was their rst time in the U.S. They had never met my family, and I decided a bowling excursion would be a good way for them to meet my sister ÂEileenÂŽ and her family. We all had a great time. Later that evening, Eileen texted me saying a friend of hers was recently diagnosed with lipedema and Leta may have it as well, based on her body type. I ignored the text but didnÂt think to delete it. A few days later my ancee saw the text. Now sheÂs furious with my sister. My ancee says Eileen was Ârude and judgmental,ÂŽ and she shouldnÂt judge someone she just met because Eileen isnÂt in the medical profession. Eileen says she was only pointing out something she had noticed and wanted us to know in case my future sister-in-law ever complained about it. Was my sister out of line to do it? Â„ STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DEAR IN THE MIDDLE: Not knowing Eileen, I wonÂt accuse her of being rude or judgmental. Her motive may have been pure when she mentioned her concerns in light of her friendÂs diagnosis. While your ancee had a point when she said your sister doesnÂt have the expertise to make a medical diagnosis, the text that upset her was meant for you, not her, and she shouldnÂt have been reviewing it without your permission.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of AbbyÂs most memorable Â„ and most frequently requested Â„ poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Â„ Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: ItÂs always a great idea to save money by using coupons. Here are some Heloise hints to stretch your coupon savings: Â„ Try to nd a store in your area that redeems double coupons. Â„ Cut out coupons for items that you will use; donÂt buy a more expensive brand j ust so you can use a coupon. Â„ Get the Sunday newspaper; itÂs lled with coupons. Also, get coupons from internet websites, and call manufacturers to receive them. Â„ When you make your grocery list, put an asterisk (*) next to the item you have a coupon for. Â„ Organize coupons with similar items, or if you know the store layout, sort them by aisle. Â„ If you have a coupon for an item that is sold out, ask for a rain check. Â„ If you have extra storage space, stock up on paper items, especially if you have coupons. Hope these hints will save you some money. Remember, even a few dollars a week can add up over the long run! Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: My daughter broke her leg and had to rest on our living-room couch for a while, which she was not eager to do. To make things easier for her, I got out the ironing board and lowered it to her level and placed a pretty tablecloth over it. She was able to put her computer, smartphone, homework, personal items, water and medicine on it Â„ just about everything she needed to have during the day. I didnÂt have to run around to nd what she wanted. It saved me a lot of time. Â„ Peggy from Ohio Dear Readers: Cotton, rayon, synthetic blankets and comforters get dirty, so they should be cleaned on a regular basis. First, read the care labels to nd out what you should use to clean them and the best way to do it. Use my Heloise hints to get the job done well. For a quick x, u the blankets in the dryer on a cool-air setting, and add a fabric softener sheet for freshening. For a good cleaning, rst, pre-soak stained or soiled blankets. Then wash for about ve minutes in cold or warm water on the delicate cycle with detergent and oxygen bleach (if the label says itÂs OK). Dry blankets on low heat, gentle cycle or hang to air-dry. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: If your family loves to eat chicken, try these hints on how to cook crispy chicken and make it taste even better. For making a delicious chicken, rub real mayonnaise all over the skin. When baking, it will create a crisp, golden crust. For frying chicken, use half our and half cornstarch instead of all our. This will make the chicken supercrunchy. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just suddenly noticed that the inside of my house seems to be extra dusty Â„ even though I clean it regularly. It drives me crazy. Am I doing something wrong? Â„ Hillary from Georgia Dear Hillary: Probably not! You might not realize this, but a huge amount of the dust in our homes is tracked in from outside. There are many steps you can take to stop it from getting inside. 1.Place doormats in front of every entrance into your home. Ask everybody to wipe their shoes on them before they come inside. 2.Sweep o dirt and debris from your driveway and sidewalk often. 3.Vacuum regularly around all the doors and windows. 4.Be aware the window fans pull dust inside. 5.Buy air puriers with HEPA lters, if needed, to assist in getting rid of dust particles. Â„ HeloiseAn idea to celebrate stepparents gains traction across the countryDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Sunday, August 5, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Baseball 2, 4 | Basketball 2 | Hockey 2 | Badminton 2 | Scoreboard 5 | Bowling 6 | Auto Racing 6 | Tennis 6 | Swimming 6COLLEGE FOOTBALL: USFFirst preseason of post-Flowers eraBy JOEY KNIGHTTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ In accordance with recent tradition, USF staged its first preseason practice of 2018 Friday evening on the programÂs original practice fields, several hundred yards north of the current ones at the Morsani Complex. Adding to that retro vibe was the collection of quarterbacks, which in a sense hearkened to a half-decade ago. For the first preseason since 2013, Quinton Flowers Â„ USFÂs all-time total offensive leader Â„ wasnÂt in the mix. ÂWhat I think about now is, you lose a good player, but thereÂs guys in the program,ÂŽ second-year coach Charlie Strong said. ÂItÂs their turn and their opportunity.ÂŽ The BullsÂ first quarterback derby in three years, which began in the spring with redshirt sophomore Chris Oladokun and fourthyear junior Brett Kean, resumed on a warm evening (88 degrees) with Arizona State transfer Blake Barnett in the competition. An opening-night starter for Alabama in a previous life (2016), NFL: FLORIDA GATORSMATT STAMEY / SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) th rows a pass during the Orange and Blue Spring Game. QB battle will be won by routine plays, not extraordinary onesBy MATT BAKERTampa Bay TimesGAINESVILLE Â„ When the Gators opened the first preseason camp of the Dan Mullen era Friday, redshirt sophomore Feleipe Franks got the first reps as starting quarterback. Whether he earns that title for the opener against Charleston Southern and beyond might not hinge on his strong arm or deceiving mobility. ÂCan he make nonspectacular plays on a consistent basis is going to be a big growing curve for him moving forward,ÂŽ Mullen said. We know the 6-foot-6 Crawfordville native can make spectacular plays. Franks launched the 63-yard lob to Tyrie Cleveland that beat Tennessee; it was the first time in Gators history that they won with a touchdown on the final play of regulation. Four weeks later, he zigged and zagged against Texas A&M for a 79-yard rush Â„ the longest ever by a Florida quarterback Â„ to help give the Gators a second-half By JONATHAN LEMIREAssociated PressBRIDGEWATER, N.J. Â„ Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the stateÂs favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a latenight tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nationÂs most prominent AfricanAmerican men. Trump blasted James after seemingly watching an interview the former Cleveland Cavaliers star did earlier in the week with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive. Although James has long been a Trump critic, calling the president ÂU bumÂŽ in a 2017 tweet, the Friday night tweet was TrumpÂs first attack on the player, who just opened up POLITICS: LeBron JamesTrump insults LeBronÂs intelligence AP PHOTOLeBron James, who recently joined the Los Angeles Lakers, was ripped in a tweet by President Donald Trump for his interview with CNNÂs Don Lemon. In tweet, president takes shot at NBA star, CNN anchor Lemon adno=50539948 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 Associated PressAKRON, Ohio Â„ Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have become friends more by location than youth. They live near each other in South Florida and said they spent last weekend practicing together at The BearÂs Club. Sunday at Firestone will be the eighth time this year they play together in a tournament, and the number grows next week when they play the opening two rounds with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. But this is the first time a trophy is at stake. Thomas pulled away from the pack with five birdies in the middle of his round Saturday for a 3-under 67, giving him a three-shot lead over McIlroy and Ian Poulter going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational. ÂWeÂve played together a lot in tournaments, but never in this kind of situation,ÂŽ Thomas said. McIlroy played bogeyfree on a Firestone course that finally started to get firm, atoning for a few missed birdie chances GOLF: RoundupThomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades awayBy Steve MegargeeThe Associated PressTerrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket. His bust? That remained 600 miles away in Canton, Ohio, along with the seven other members of this yearÂs Hall of Fame class, leaving the stage at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga all alone to Owens. And yes, the man known as T.O. later brought out a big bucket of popcorn. Owens entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a celebration uniquely his own Saturday afternoon at his alma mater before approximately 3,000 fans who frequently cheered, chanted ÂT.O.ÂŽ and gave him the occasional standing ovation. Owens also made clear why he chose to enter the Hall of Fame with a ceremony in Chattanooga instead of with Ray Lewis, Randy Moss and former Eagles teammate Brian Dawkins in Ohio. ÂA lot of people say that I may regret not being in Canton 10, 15, 20 years from now,ÂŽ Owens said. ÂBut just like my choice to be here today, I choose not to live in regret. I will leave a legacy that will leave an imprint on this world forever.ÂŽ Owens used part of a speech lasting about 39 minutes to explain why he was in Chattanooga instead of Canton, addressing the Âelephant in the room.ÂŽ ÂItÂs not because of how many times it took for me to be voted to the hall,ÂŽ said Owens, who got in on his third try Â„ the same as Joe Namath, for example. ÂItÂs about the mere fact that the sports writers are not in alignment with the NFL: Pro Football Hall of FameT.O. enjoys his personal induction far from CantonSEE USF, 3 SEE BATTLE, 3 SEE T.O., 3 SEE GOLF, 3 SEE LEBRON 3PEATY SHAVES 0.13 OFF OF OWN WORLD RECORDBy improving his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke again, Olympic champion Adam Peaty is within one-hundredth of a second of completing his ÂProject 56.ÂŽ Page 6
Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, August 5, 2018 / The Sun SPORTS ON TVAUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ IMSA, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 3 p.m. NBC Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, GoBowling at The Glen, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. BADMINTON 5 p.m NBCSN Â„ World Badminton Championships, at Nanjing, China (same-day tape) BASEBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ Intermediate 50/70 World Series, championship game, at Livermore, Calif. DRAG RACING 4 p.m. FOX Â„ NHRA, Northwest Nationals, Â“ nals, at Seattle FRISBEE 7 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ U.S. Open Ultimate Championships, womenÂs Â“ nal, at Blaine, Minn. GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF Â„ Ricoh WomenÂs British Open, Â“ nal round, at Lytham, England 11:30 a.m. NBC Â„ Ricoh WomenÂs British Open, Â“ nal round, at Lytham, England Noon GOLF Â„ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, Â“ nal round, at Akron, Ohio 2 p.m. CBS Â„ PGA Tour & WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, Â“ nal round, at Akron, Ohio GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Fiji International, Â“ nal round, at Natadola, Fiji (same-day tape) 4 p.m. GOLF Â„ Champions Tour, 3M Championship, Â“ nal round, at Blaine, Minn. 6 p.m. GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, Barracuda Championship, Â“ nal round, at Reno, Nev. HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Â„ Saratoga Live, Alydar Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS Â„ L.A. Angeles at Cleveland 4 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Houston at L.A. Dodgers OR Detroit at Oakland 8 p.m. ESPN Â„ N.Y. Yankees at Boston SOCCER 7:30 a.m. FS1 Â„ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, Mexico vs. Brazil, at Dinan-Lhon, France 10:30 a.m. FS1 Â„ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, North Korea vs. England, at Dinan-Lhon, France FS2 Â„ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, New Zealand vs. Netherlands, at Vannes, France 1:30 p.m. FS2 Â„ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, France vs. Ghana, at Vannes, France 6 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, Los Angeles FC at N.Y. Red Bulls 9 p.m. FS1 Â„ Liga MX, Primera Division, Tijuana vs. Leon SOFTBALL 2 p.m. ESPN Â„ Senior League World Series, championship game, at Lower Sussex, Del. TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ World TeamTennis, Finals, SpringÂ“ eld at Philadelphia 5 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, Â“ nal, at San Jose, Calif. WNBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. NBA Â„ Washington at Dallas 7 p.m. NBA Â„ Phoenix at Los AngelesBy DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Â„ It would have been easy for the Indiana Fever to not play well after travel issues forced them to get to New York hours before the tip Saturday. Candice Dupree and her teammates wouldnÂt let that happen. Indiana battled back from a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Liberty 68-55. Dupree finished with a season-high 25 points and Natalie Achonwa added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Fever (5-23), who held New York without a field goal in the fourth quarter. The Fever were supposed to fly to New York on Friday afternoon, but their flight was canceled so they flew in Saturday morning instead. ÂThat grit and never give up attitude defines the Indiana Fever and weÂre going to play with that till the very end,ÂŽ Achonwa said. ÂDoesnÂt matter about our record. IÂve said it all season you can come into our locker room and you wouldnÂt know what our record is.ÂŽ The win was the second straight for the Fever Â„ the first time theyÂve won consecutive games since May, 2017. New York (7-20) jumped out to a quick 19-4 lead behind hot shooting from behind the arc. The Liberty hit three of their first seven shots from 3. Indiana closed to 35-31 at the half as Dupree had 11 of her points in the second quarter. The Fever kept it close, getting within one a few times in the third quarter, but couldnÂt get the lead until early in the fourth quarter when Tiffany Mitchell made two free throws that gave Indiana a 54-53 advantage. That started the game-ending 16-2 run.WNBA: FEVER 68, LIBERTY 55Indiana uses stellar defense to beat New York Associated PressLAS VEGAS Â„ The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward William Karlsson to a $5.25 million, one-year contract. General manager George McPhee announced the deal Saturday as the two sides avoided arbitration. Karlsson gets a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary. Karlsson shattered career highs with 43 goals, 35 assists and 48 points last season. He won the Lady Byng Award for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of play. The 25-year-old Swedish native helped Vegas win the Pacific Division and reach the Stanley Cup Final. The Golden Knights selected Karlsson in the expansion draft in the summer of 2017 from the Columbus Blue Jackets after he had 25 points. In 265 NHL regular-season games, Karlsson has 61 goals and 67 assists for 128 points.NHL: Golden KnightsGolden Knights sign Karlsson to $5.25M, 1-year deal Associated PressNANJING, China Â„ Shi Yuqi of China beat two-time champion and compatriot Chen Long 21-11, 21-17 to reach the final of the badminton world championships on Saturday. These worlds could mark a changing of the guard for the Chinese men, as Shi also beat fivetime champion Lin Dan in the third round. These are ShiÂs second worlds. Then again, he faces Kento Momota, who beat Shi en route to the Asian Championships title in April. A Japanese man has never won the worlds. The womenÂs final features two-time champion Carolina Marin of Spain against Pusarla Sindhu, who has a second shot in two years at becoming the first Indian to win a worlds. ItÂs also a repeat of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics final, won by Marin. Shi looked sharp in the semifinals, returning smashes with ease and forcing the more experienced Chen into difficult shots. It was ShiÂs second straight win against Chen, after starting his career 0-4 against the Olympic champion. Even so, Shi wasnÂt prepared to say he was ChinaÂs best male player. ÂI have my advantages but they (Chen and Lin) have their own strengths,ÂŽ Shi said. He put his victory down to hometown support. ÂIÂm very confident because my relatives and friends from my hometown have come to support me,ÂŽ Shi said. Nantong is in the same Jiangsu province as Nanjing, three hours away. Momota defeated the unseeded Daren Liew of Malaysia 21-16, 21-5. ÂShi Yuqi is very comprehensive and able to defend,ÂŽ Momota said. ÂTomorrow I will control my pace in front of the net.ÂŽ Momota has been in top form since returning from a gambling-related suspension that sidelined him for 15 months and caused him to miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. After the Asian title, he added the Indonesia Open in July. In womenÂs singles, Marin beat He Bingjiao of China 13-21, 21-16, 21-13. Marin was overwhelmed in the first game but got stronger as the match went on, ultimately cruising to victory. ÂIt means a lot to me to get to the finals,ÂŽ said Marin, the world champion in 2014 and 2015 and Olympic champ in Rio. Sindhu defeated second-seeded Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-16, 24-22. Sindhu trailed 8-4 in the first game and a remarkable 19-12 in the second. Yamaguchi blew her one game point by serving to the wrong court. Two more final errors gave Sindhu the match. ÂI was determined to fight until the last point,ÂŽ Sindhu said. Sindhu and Marin are 6-6 in career meetings. Sindhu won their last match in the Malaysia Open quarterfinals.BADMINTON: World championshipAP PHOTOShi Yuqi of China plays a shot as he competes against Chen Long of China in their menÂs badminton semifinal match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China, Saturday. 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PETERSBURG Â… The Rays arenÂt going anywhere if they keep doing this. A throwing error by third baseman Matt Duffy allowed the decisive run to score in the ninth inning as the Rays lost a second straight to the White Sox, this time 2-1. The Sox had Tim Anderson on second after a leadoff double. Duffy fielded a bunt that was toward the mound and with speedy Leury Garcia running rushed his throw, the ball skipping past first baseman Jake Bauers and into the stands. Over the shoulder fatigue that landed him on the DL, Blake Snell worked four innings in his first live action since the July 17 All-Star Game and first start for the Rays since July 12. He looked about how youÂd expect, okay but a bit rusty. Snell worked four innings, allowing one run, three hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Perhaps most telling, he threw only 34 of his 59 pitches for strikes. The Rays hustled for their first run. Carlos Gomez got them started by lining a ball to right and racing to second, and then moving to third on a passed ball. Then with two outs, rookie shortstop, whoÂd already shown off his arm, busted down the line to beat out an infield single, allowing Gomez to score. The Sox flexed muscle for their first run. Jose Abreu took two curveballs for balls from Snell to open the fourth, then launched a 93 mph on a 416 foot journey over the centerfield fence. The Rays dropped to 56-55.MiLB: Blue Jays 6, Stone Crabs 5Stone Crabs rally falls shortStaff reportsCharlotte rallied with two runs in the 8th inning, but fell short to the Dunedin Blue Jays 6-5 Saturday evening at Dunedin Stadium. Former Rice Owl Tristan Gray got the Stone Crabs on the board, with a solo shot, his 10th home run of the year in the 3rd inning. The Stone Crabs would add another in the 5th inning, coming on a Josh Lowe sacrifice fly to right field plating Rene Pinto. Catcher Rene Pinto's second double of the night allowed him to drive home Gray in the 6th inning as Charlotte continued to chip away at Dunedin's lead. The Stone Crabs final two runs came in the 8th inning, reducing the deficit to 1-run, on a Jermaine Palacios single to left field, plating both Jake Fraley and recently called-up Eleardo Cabrera. Miles Mastrobuoni went 3-4, Tristan Gray and Rene Pinto had two extra-base hits, including Gray's Florida State League leading 32nd double. Jose Mujica started for Charlotte, allowing one run and seven hits in three innings of work. Jose Disla was charged with the loss, allowing four runs in one inning. Trevor Charpie pitched three innings, allowing one run and Ivan Pelaez finished the game, pitching the final frame. Florida State League all-star Lucius Fox has been called up to the Montgomery Biscuits. Fox led the Stone Crabs with 23 stolen bases.Shi faces Momota, Marin v Sindhu in Â“ nals
with key par putts. He already has won at Bay Hill this year, though he felt he should have won more. He has been runner-up three times, most recently at the British Open two weeks ago. ÂI played well enough to win a few times this year and I only got over the line once,ÂŽ McIlroy said. ÂTomorrow is a great opportunity to try and win again. IÂll need a good round. IÂm still a few behind. But yeah, IÂm getting a little sick of the second places.ÂŽ McIlroy made up three shots in the final round in 2014 when he rallied to beat Sergio Garcia at Firestone. It might be a taller order to take on Thomas, who already has won twice this season and appears to have found his touch with the putter. Starting with a pitching wedge from 129 yards into the breeze to 6 feet at No. 6, Thomas made birdie on every other hole through the 14th to pull away. No one could keep pace with Thomas, least of all Tiger Woods. Starting the third round Saturday five shots behind, Woods didnÂt make a birdie until a 12-foot putt on the 12th hole, and he didnÂt make another. He wound up with a 73, leaving him 11 shots back and ending his streak of 10 straight rounds at par or better dating to the U.S. Open. ÂIt was very similar to the first day,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂWasnÂt very sharp that first day, but I made everything. So today was about the same, and I didnÂt make anything.ÂŽ That wasnÂt a problem for Thomas, whose six birdies included a chip-in from 30 feet behind the green on the par-3 12th. He was at 14-under 196. Thomas fell behind early with two bogeys in three holes, and a 10-foot par save in between from behind the fourth green kept him from falling farther behind. Poulter set the pace early and had a three-shot lead at one point until he dropped his shot from the bunker on the par-3 seventh, and then had a mixed bag of birdies and bogeys that kept him from getting closer to the lead. Jason Day, who threw away a chance to win the Bridgestone Invitational two years ago, had a 69 and was four shots behind. Marc Leishman, who played alongside Woods, shot 67 and joined Kyle Stanley (70) five shots behind. The course started to get a little firmer. Poulter had a 62 on Thursday. Tommy Fleetwood shot 63 on Friday. The best anyone could do in the third round was a 65 by Rickie Fowler, which only got him within six shots.3M CHAMPIONSHIP: Kenny Perry tied a tournament record with a 12-under 60 and has a Â“ ve-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship. Looking to become just the second three-time winner of the event, Perry had two eagles and eight birdies at a wet TPC Twin Cities. His two-round score of 126 is a tournament record. Paul Goydos shot 60 in the second round en route to winning last yearÂs event. Perry, who won the event in 2014 and 2015, shot 30 on the front side, including holing out from 106 yards for eagle at the par-5 sixth. He birdied Nos. 12, 13, 16 and 17 on the back nine before an eagle at 18. Glen Day (65) is Â“ ve shots back; Tom Gillis (67), Lee Janzen (68) and Jerry Smith (70) are at 10 under. WOMENÂS BRITISH OPEN: Pornanong Phatlum made the Royal Lytham course sing for her again as she held on to her overnight one-shot lead of the WomenÂs British Open after the third round on Saturday. Pornanong has been singing Thai songs in her head to calm herself on a links course she admits to struggling on. Though any struggling hasnÂt been apparent, yet. She birdied the third, sixth, eighth, and 11th holes, and dropped her Â“ rst shot of the major on the par-3 12th, a bogey. It added up to a solid 3-under-par 69 and the prospect of a Â“ rst win on the LPGA Tour, let alone a Â“ rst major title. ÂSinging in my head makes me come down more, not get too nervous,ÂŽ Pornanong said. She was at 13 under overall, one stroke ahead of playing partner Georgina Hall of England, whose scrambling through an erratic round kept her in contention also for a Â“ rst major title. The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3mission and core values of the Hall of Fame. ÂThese writers disregarded the system, the criteria and bylaws in which guys are inducted, and ultimately the true meaning of the Hall of Fame and what it represents. I wanted to take a stand so the next guy coming after me will not have to go through what I and others have gone through. Whether itÂs three years or 45 years, you should get what you rightfully earned.ÂŽ The wide receiver who ranked second in NFL history with 15,934 yards receiving and third with 153 touchdown catches didnÂt mention that Hall of Famers Dan Fouts and James Lofton also are on the selection committee. Owens later discussed his issue with the current selection process at a news conference that lasted 26 minutes, saying writers never played the game, with no Âblood, sweat and tearsÂŽ invested. Only one person makes a speech in Canton to introduce an inductee. By holding his own ceremony, Owens heard short speeches from five coaches, including three former position coaches, with James Kirksey and Ray Sherman from the NFL. The university named a street after the Hall of Fame receiver. A friend of Ray Lewis was at Friday nightÂs gold jacket ceremony and brought it to Chattanooga for T.O. The original plan had been to mail it on Saturday to him. T.O. said he had a Plan B in case it didnÂt arrive in time. He also wore a ÂCÂÂ for Chattanooga pin on each lapel. Owens thanked everyone from his late grandmother and mother to coaches from his high school days in Alexander City, Alabama, through his time at Chattanooga and into the NFL. At times, he was grateful for help received along the way, cited a Bible verse from Deuteronomy, and even thanked people who ÂdefamedÂŽ him behind his back and teammates who hated him. ÂThis is for you,ÂŽ Owens said. Near the end of his speech, Owens asked anyone who had ever felt isolated, misunderstood or bullied to stand up. Then Owens encouraged them not to be afraid to be themselves. ÂWe have more commonalities than differences. This entire speech you thought was about me, this was for you,ÂŽ Owens said. None of his former NFL teammates could be seen in the crowd. Johnny Taylor, the 17th pick overall in the 1997 NBA draft by Orlando, flew in to see his former teammate inducted into the hall. He understands that some people were surprised by OwensÂ decision. ÂHeÂs always going to do it his way and whatÂs beneficial to him and his family,ÂŽ Taylor said. ÂMe personally, IÂm excited that he is doing it here. It means so much to the city, it means so much to the university. It speaks volumes to the type of person that he is, even though other people may think other of him.ÂŽ Fans wore OwensÂ No. 81 jersey from his stints in Dallas, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Renee Davis of Philadelphia canceled tickets she bought to see Owens inducted in Canton and arrived in Chattanooga on Friday to see the receiver she called the best ever give his speech. She wore OwensÂ No. 80 from his college days, bought when he was an NFL rookie. Barnett and freshmen Jordan McCloud and Octav ious Battle gave USF a quintet of scholarship quarterbacks Friday. Strong made it clear Barnett will compete with Oladokun and Kean, who took a majority of the snaps in the spring game, for the No. 1 job. ÂAny time you look at it where you can add a good player, it makes the battle better,ÂŽ Strong said. ÂAnd thereÂs a competitive battle there. And plus, it just makes our team better when they see another good player out there. Those guys all respect each other, and itÂs gonna be fun just watching them going out there.ÂŽ FridayÂs padless workout featured no sidelined players, with Strong confirming those injured in the spring (namely offensive lineman Eric Mayes and linebacker Andre Polk) all practiced. As he analyzes his quarterbacks, Strong also will be sifting through kickers (no fewer than four prospects) and captains. In addition to Flowers, currently in the Bengals camp trying to latch on as a running back, USF also lost all-time leading tackler Auggie Sanchez. Both were two-year captains, leaving a leadership vacuum of sorts. ÂThatÂs something that weÂre developing,ÂŽ senior nickel back Ronnie Hoggins said. ÂLeadership is not something that I feel happens overnight. ItÂs something that happens over the course of days here, and thatÂs something that weÂre developing.ÂŽFERGUSON OUT: The only significant bombshell to fall Friday was StrongÂs announcement that senior DB Nate Ferguson Â„ a Sickles High alumnus Â„ is transferring. A special-teams fixture last season, Ferguson appeared in 22 games over the previous three years, totaling 27 tackles.ODDS AND ENDS: Mayes, who had surgery to repair some left-meniscus damage last spring, said heÂs 100 percent. ÂI felt real comfortable with ever y thin g ,ÂŽ he said. ÂAll the plays, I felt comfortable with all the cutting, everything.ÂŽ Âƒ The kicking competition got off to an encouraging start, with three candidates Â„Jake Vivonetto, Jake Stone and Coby Weiss Â„ all connecting from what appeared to be about 40 yards during a special-teams period. Âƒ Strong had no update on Kean, who faces what is believed to be a two-game suspension for academic-related reasons. Âƒ Among those practicing at nickel back with Hoggins Â„ sophomores Donelle Thomas and Bentlee Sanders, and freshmen Vincent Davis and JaJuan Cherry. Contact Joey Knight at email@example.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls. lead before an eventual 19-17 defeat. FranksÂ problem was the non-spectacular play. Instead of checking down for a short gain, he took too many sacks and missed too many reads. His former coach, Jim McElwain, had a saying: If you keep taking what the defense gives you, eventually theyÂll give you the game. Franks went 3-5 as a starter with the No. 12 passer rating (113.31) in the 14-team SEC. ÂAs time goes on, you learn it as a quarterback,ÂŽ Franks said. ÂTake the easy routes and stuff like that to get yards, get drives started.ÂŽ Just because Franks didnÂt seem to learn it last year doesnÂt mean he wonÂt fix the problem this season. Mullen had the same concerns with Dak Prescott before his senior year at Mississippi State. Prescott learned how to make enough of them to compile a 39-touchdown season on his way to a Pro Bowl career with the Dallas Cowboys. ÂLearning how to make the non-spectacular plays and making them every single snap with consistency is really a huge trait for a quarterback,ÂŽ Mullen said. Mullen acknowledges that idea can be hard to grasp during a competition like this one, with Franks, redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask and blue-chip freshman Emory Jones trying to show off their talents to impress coaches and win the job. So Mullen is reminding them regularly; he said the best play he saw Friday was when Trask saw double coverage on an out cut and checked down for a 6-yard gain. ÂThey donÂt have to make a big play to win the job,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂWhoever is the most consistent guy is going to (win it).ÂŽ One day of camp, without full pads, is too soon to tell whether Franks has learned how to accept those short passes that can turn into explosive plays or long scoring drives. But he knows that the starting job depends on it. ÂJust being a game manager, being able to manage the game is one of the things he always stresses,ÂŽ Franks said. ÂBeing able to take a 4-yard gain on first down. ItÂs a positive playÂƒ ÂYou never go broke taking a profit.ÂŽUSFFrom Page 1school for underprivileged c hildren in his hometown of Akron. ÂLebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,ÂŽ Trump posted. ÂHe made Lebron look smart, which isnÂt easy to do.ÂŽ Trump then, unexpectedly, appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest NBA player of all time, James or Michael Jordan, by writing ÂI like Mike!ÂŽ Many former and current professional athletes, including Jordan, jumped to JamesÂ defense. ÂI support LeBron James. HeÂs doing an amazing job for his community,ÂŽ Jordan said in a statement to The Associated Press through his representative via text Saturday. A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said in a statement Saturday afternoon that it appears that James is Âworking to do good things on behalf of our next generationÂŽ and that the first lady would be open to visiting his new school. The statement doesnÂt criticize the president. Trump, who will spend Saturday evening at a rally for a fellow Republican outside Columbus, has long denounced the media Â„ CNN in particular Â„ and rarely lets a slight go unnoticed. But the attack on James, who was being interviewed by another black man, to some resembled a racial dog whistle and came just days after Trump deemed Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who is also black, as Âlow IQÂŽ during a screed amid a rally in Pennsylvania. Ohio Gov. Josh Kasich, a Republican who at times criticizes Trump, tweeted: ÂRather than criticizing @KingJames, we should be celebrating him for his charity work and efforts to help kids.ÂŽ Trump has repeatedly been questioned about his views on race, from deeming many Mexican immigrants ÂrapistsÂŽ during his campaign kickoff speech for the Republican presidential nomination to placing blame on Âboth sidesÂŽ for the violent clash between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago. James, who campaigned for TrumpÂs opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and has not been shy about using his celebrity for social causes, did the interview from the public school he opened for atrisk kids in Akron, called the ÂI PromiseÂŽ school. Every student receives free tuition, as well as free food, a uniform and even a free bike. In the interview, James said he Âwould never sit acrossÂŽ from Trump, though he would talk to former President Barack Obama. JamesÂ publicist declined to respond to TrumpÂs tweet, but early Saturday afternoon, James retweeted a post from the ÂI PromiseÂŽ school and said, ÂLetÂs get it kids!! Love you guys.ÂŽ Lemon responded to the president, invoking both the administrationÂs forced-family-separations policy and first lady Melania TrumpÂs social media etiquette campaign. ÂWhoÂs the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages? #BeBestÂŽ Lemon tweeted.T.O.From Page 1GOLFFrom Page 1AP PHOTOFormer wide receiver Terrell Owens gives a thumbs-up sign while seated next to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Dr. Steve Angle Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Instead of speaking at the Hall of Fame festivities in Canton, Ohio, Owen s celebrated his induction at the school where he played football and basketball and ran track.LEBRONFrom Page 1BATTLEFrom Page 1
Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, August 5, 2018 / The Sun MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 78 34 .696 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-3 41-15 37-19 New York 68 41 .624 8 Â„ 4-6 L-4 38-16 30-25 Tampa Bay 56 55 .505 21 9 5-5 L-2 32-22 24-33 Toronto 50 59 .459 26 14 4-6 W-2 27-28 23-31 Baltimore 33 77 .300 44 31 5-5 L-2 20-35 13-42 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 60 49 .550 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-1 33-22 27-27 Minnesota 50 58 .463 9 13 5-5 W-1 31-24 19-34 Detroit 47 63 .427 13 17 5-5 L-1 29-27 18-36 Chicago 40 70 .364 20 24 4-6 W-3 21-33 19-37 Kansas City 34 75 .312 26 30 4-6 L-2 15-37 19-38 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 70 41 .631 Â„ Â„ 4-6 W-3 32-24 38-17 Oakland 65 46 .586 5 Â„ 7-3 W-4 30-22 35-24 Seattle 63 47 .573 6 1 3-7 L-4 35-23 28-24 Los Angeles 55 57 .491 15 10 5-5 L-1 29-28 26-29 Texas 48 63 .432 22 17 6-4 W-2 22-34 26-29 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Philadelphia 62 48 .564 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-4 37-18 25-30 Atlanta 59 48 .551 1 Â„ 5-5 L-1 28-23 31-25 Washington 56 54 .509 6 4 7-3 W-1 27-26 29-28 New York 45 63 .417 16 14 4-6 W-1 22-35 23-28 Miami 46 66 .411 17 15 3-7 L-5 26-31 20-35 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 64 46 .582 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-2 35-20 29-26 Milwaukee 65 49 .570 1 Â„ 7-3 W-2 35-21 30-28 Pittsburgh 57 53 .518 7 3 6-4 W-1 33-27 24-26 St. Louis 56 54 .509 8 4 6-4 L-1 29-26 27-28 Cincinnati 49 62 .441 15 12 5-5 L-1 26-31 23-31 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 61 50 .550 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-1 29-27 32-23 Los Angeles 61 50 .550 Â„ Â„ 5-5 L-1 30-27 31-23 Colorado 58 52 .527 2 2 5-5 L-4 27-24 31-28 San Francisco 56 55 .505 5 5 5-5 L-1 32-22 24-33 San Diego 43 70 .381 19 19 1-9 L-2 20-36 23-34 ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRed Sox 4, Yankees 1: Nathan Eovaldi pitched eight dominant innings and closer Craig Kimbrel held on during a shaky ninth to help the Boston Red Sox beat the second-place Yankees for the third game in a row. Indians 3, Angels 0: Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his Â“ rst shutout this season and new arrival Leonys Martin homered again for Cleveland, leading the Indians to a win over the Los Angeles Angels. Cubs 5, Padres 4: Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo homered in a Â“ ve-run second inning and the Chicago Cubs hung on from there to beat the San Diego Padres. Reds 7, Nationals 1, Game 1; Nationals 6, Reds 2, Game 2: Phillip Ervin hit a three-run homer in the Â“ rst game of a day-night doubleheader. Matt Adams homered to lift Washington in the nightcap. Mets 3, Braves 0: Zack Wheeler allowed three hits in seven shutout innings for New York. Phillies 8, Marlins 3: Carlos Santana had three hits, including one of PhiladelphiaÂs four homers, and Zach EÂ” in allowed three runs in eight strong innings. Brewers 8, Rockies 4: Travis Shaw hit a grand slam to help lead Milwaukee to a victory over Colorado. LATE Kansas City at Minnesota St. Louis at Pittsburgh San Francisco at Arizona Houston at L.A. Dodgers Baltimore at Texas Detroit at Oakland Toronto at Seattle WHITE SOX 2, RAYS 1 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Anderson ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .243 L.Garcia lf-cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .279 Abreu 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .267 A.Garcia rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .264 Moncada 2b 3 0 0 0 1 3 .224 Davidson dh 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 b-Palka ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 Sanchez 3b 2 0 1 0 1 1 .247 Engel cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 a-Delmonico ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Narvaez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .283 TOTALS 29 2 5 1 4 9 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Kiermaier cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .188 Duffy 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .302 Bauers 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .238 Cron dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .249 Gomez rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .220 Wendle 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .285 Adames ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .214 Smith lf 1 0 0 0 2 1 .291 Sucre c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 TOTALS 27 1 3 1 6 8 CHICAGO 000 100 001 Â„ 2 5 0 TAMPA BAY 010 000 000 Â„ 1 3 1 a-grounded out for Engel in the 8th. bgrounded out for Davidson in the 9th. EÂ„Duffy (10). LOBÂ„Chicago 4, Tampa Bay 6. 2BÂ„Anderson (17), Sanchez (21), Gomez (13). HRÂ„Abreu (19), off Snell. RBIsÂ„Abreu (63), Adames (13). SBÂ„Duffy (8), Gomez (9), Smith (22). CSÂ„Bauers (2), Adames (2). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Chicago 2 (Engel, Palka) Tampa Bay 5 (Duffy, Wendle 2, Adames 2). RISPÂ„Chicago 1 for 5 Tampa Bay 1 for 10. Runners moved upÂ„Cron. LIDPÂ„Sucre. GIDPÂ„L.Garcia, Narvaez. DPÂ„Chicago 1 (Sanchez, Abreu) Tampa Bay 2 (Adames, Wendle, Bauers), (Wendle, Adames, Bauers). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Rodon 6 3 1 0 5 4 98 2.94 Minaya 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 23 3.86 Cedeno, W, 2-0 .1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2.70 Vieira, S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 2 19 5.40 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Snell 4 3 1 1 2 3 59 2.27 Chirinos, L, 0-4 5 2 1 0 2 6 59 3.70 HBPÂ„Rodon (Gomez). WPÂ„Vieira. PBÂ„ Narvaez (11). UmpiresÂ„Home, John Tumpane First, Jerry Meals Second, Ed Hickox Third, Ramon De Jesus. TÂ„2:43. AÂ„21,214 (42,735).RED SOX 4, YANKEES 1 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .247 Stanton dh 4 1 2 0 0 1 .279 Gregorius ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .268 Hicks cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .251 Torres 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .279 Bird 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Andujar 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .292 Romine c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .256 Robinson rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 a-Walker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .222 TOTALS 30 1 5 1 3 6 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .341 Benintendi lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .299 Moreland 1b 3 1 1 2 1 2 .269 Martinez dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .325 Bogaerts ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 .274 Nunez 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .261 Holt 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .264 Leon c 3 0 1 1 0 0 .217 Bradley Jr. cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .212 TOTALS 29 4 6 4 2 8 NEW YORK 000 000 001 Â„ 1 5 0 BOSTON 200 100 10X Â„ 4 6 0 a-struck out for Robinson in the 9th. LOBÂ„New York 5, Boston 3. 2BÂ„Stanton 2 (22), Gregorius (21), Leon (9). HRÂ„Moreland (13), off Adams Martinez (33), off Adams. RBIsÂ„Gregorius (65), Moreland 2 (51), Martinez (91), Leon (20). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„New York 3 (Torres, Bird 2) Boston 2 (Bradley Jr. 2). RISPÂ„New York 1 for 5 Boston 2 for 3. GIDPÂ„Gregorius, Torres, Nunez. DPÂ„New York 1 (Gregorius, Torres, Bird) Boston 2 (Bogaerts, Moreland), (Holt, Bogaerts, Moreland). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Adams, L, 0-1 5 3 3 3 1 2 83 5.40 Green 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.77 Cole 2 3 1 1 1 4 40 5.09 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi, W, 5-4 8 3 0 0 1 4 93 3.38 Kimbrel 1 2 1 1 2 2 32 2.35 PBÂ„Romine (2). UmpiresÂ„Home, Phil Cuzzi First, Chris Conroy Second, Dan Bellino Third, Adam Hamari. TÂ„2:33. AÂ„36,699 (37,731).REDS 7, NATIONALS 1 FIRST GAME CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Peraza ss 5 2 3 0 0 0 .286 Ervin lf 2 2 2 4 2 0 .315 Votto 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .289 Suarez 3b 3 0 1 1 2 1 .300 Dixon rf-2b 4 1 1 2 1 1 .191 Casali c 5 0 2 0 0 1 .300 Herrera 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Williams rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 DeSclafani p 4 1 1 0 0 3 .200 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Gennett ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .313 Lorenzen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Hamilton cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .229 TOTALS 38 7 13 7 5 11 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .302 Turner ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .270 Rendon 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .283 Harper cf 3 0 2 0 1 0 .233 Soto lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .310 Murphy 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .295 Zimmerman 1b 3 0 0 1 1 0 .225 Wieters c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .195 Gonzalez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .056 Suero p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Difo ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Cordero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Solis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 TOTALS 33 1 7 1 2 4 CINCINNATI 131 101 000 Â„ 7 13 0 WASHINGTON 010 000 000 Â„ 1 7 0 a-lined out for Suero in the 7th. b-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. c-struck out for Solis in the 9th. LOBÂ„Cincinnati 10, Washington 8. 2BÂ„Peraza (22), Votto (23), Harper (19), Soto (15), Murphy (7). HRÂ„Ervin (1), off Gonzalez Dixon (2), off Gonzalez. RBIsÂ„Ervin 4 (12), Suarez (84), Dixon 2 (4), Zimmerman (22). SBÂ„Hamilton (24). CSÂ„Peraza (3). SFÂ„Ervin. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Cincinnati 5 (Suarez, Dixon, Casali, Gennett 2) Washington 4 (Soto 3, Difo). RISPÂ„Cincinnati 2 for 11 Washington 1 for 8. Runners moved upÂ„Peraza, Casali. GIDPÂ„Murphy. DPÂ„Cincinnati 1 (Herrera, Peraza, Votto). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA DSclfni, W, 5-3 7 6 1 1 1 2 100 4.98 Hernandez 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 1.88 Lorenzen 1 0 0 0 1 1 19 2.68 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez, L, 6-8 3.2 10 6 5 2 5 94 4.04 Suero 3.1 3 1 1 0 4 48 2.96 Cordero 1.1 0 0 0 3 1 23 7.71 Solis .2 0 0 0 0 1 9 4.78 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Suero 2-0, Solis 2-0. HBPÂ„Hernandez (Eaton). PBÂ„Wieters (1). Um p iresÂ„Home Mann y Gonzalez First Mark Wegner Second, Jeff Nelson Third, Chad Whitson. TÂ„2:58. AÂ„32,687 (41,313).NATIONALS 6, REDS 2 SECOND GAME CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Peraza ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .286 Votto 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Suarez 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .302 Gennett 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .310 Williams rf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .360 Barnhart c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Casali c 1 0 0 0 1 0 .295 Tucker lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Harvey p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .056 Brice p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Ervin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 Reyes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Dixon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Hamilton cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .227 TOTALS 32 2 6 2 1 6 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Soto lf 4 3 2 0 1 1 .313 Rendon 3b 5 0 3 2 0 0 .288 Harper rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Eaton rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Adams 1b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .281 Taylor cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .243 Kieboom c 2 1 0 0 1 1 .211 Hellickson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .074 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Reynolds ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Herrera p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Difo 2b 4 0 2 2 0 0 .246 TOTALS 32 6 10 6 4 3 CINCINNATI 100 100 000 Â„ 2 6 0 WASHINGTON 111 120 00X Â„ 6 10 0 a-popped out for Brice in the 7th. b-grounded out for Grace in the 7th. c-struck out for Reyes in the 9th. LOBÂ„Cincinnati 6, Washington 9. 2BÂ„ Williams 2 (2), Soto (16), Rendon 2 (28), Adams (9), Difo (10). HRÂ„Peraza (6), off Hellickson Suarez (26), off Hellickson Adams (18), off Harvey. RBIsÂ„Peraza (38), Suarez (85), Rendon 2 (55), Adams 2 (48), Difo 2 (29). SÂ„Hellickson. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Cincinnati 3 (Barnhart, Ervin, Dixon) Washington 7 (Turner 2, Harper, Adams, Taylor, Hellickson 2). RISPÂ„Cincinnati 0 for 6 Washington 3 for 12. Runners moved upÂ„Tucker, Harper. GIDPÂ„ Suarez, Reynolds. DPÂ„Cincinnati 1 (Suarez, Gennett, Votto) Washington 1 (Difo, Turner, Adams). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey, L, 5-7 4 9 5 5 2 1 71 5.37 Brice 2 1 1 1 2 2 32 5.59 Reyes 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 0.00 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hllickson, W, 5-2 5.2 4 2 2 0 3 71 3.56 Grace 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 20 2.61 Madson 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 4.54 Herrera 1 1 0 0 1 1 29 2.18 Harvey pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Grace 1-0. HBPÂ„ Hellickson (Votto), Brice (Harper), Reyes (Kieboom), Madson (Votto). WPÂ„Brice. UmpiresÂ„Home, Andy Fletcher First, Jeff Nelson Second, Chad Whitson Third, Mark Wegner. TÂ„3:05. AÂ„36,149 (41,313).CUBS 5, PADRES 4 SAN DIEGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Jankowski lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .253 Margot cf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .251 Hosmer 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250 Renfroe rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .233 Hedges c 3 1 1 2 0 2 .244 Galvis ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .237 Villanueva 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Spangenberg 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Lockett p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Strahm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Asuaje ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .201 Castillo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Maton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 29 4 5 4 0 12 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rizzo 1b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .264 Zobrist 2b-lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .305 Heyward rf 4 0 3 1 0 0 .283 Baez 3b-2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .299 Schwarber lf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .250 b-Bote ph-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 Happ cf 2 1 1 0 1 1 .245 c-Almora ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299 Contreras c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .278 Hendricks p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .067 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 d-Caratini ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Russell ss 4 1 1 1 0 2 .266 TOTALS 35 5 11 5 2 10 SAN DIEGO 000 301 000 Â„ 4 5 0 CHICAGO 050 000 00X Â„ 5 11 1 a-struck out for Strahm in the 7th. b-hit by pitch for Schwarber in the 7th. c-popped out for Happ in the 7th. d-out on Â“ elderÂs choice for Cishek in the 7th. EÂ„Hendricks (1). LOBÂ„San Diego 2, Chicago 9. 2BÂ„Margot (21), Renfroe (16), Rizzo (18), Zobrist (17), Schwarber (12). HRÂ„Hedges (8), off Hendricks Schwarber (20), off Lockett Rizzo (17), off Lockett. RBIsÂ„Margot (31), Renfroe (28), Hedges 2 (24), Rizzo 2 (73), Heyward (46), Schwarber (48), Russell (36). SFÂ„Renfroe, Hedges. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„San Diego 1 (Galvis) Chicago 5 (Heyward, Baez, Hendricks, Caratini 2). RISPÂ„San Diego 1 for 3 Chicago 2 for 11. Runners moved upÂ„Hosmer, Contreras. GIDPÂ„Spangenberg. DPÂ„Chicago 1 (Rizzo, Russell). SAN DIEGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lockett, L, 0-2 5 9 5 5 2 6 83 9.28 Strahm 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 2.38 Castillo 1 2 0 0 0 1 23 2.08 Maton 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 3.23 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hndrcks, W, 8-9 5.2 5 4 4 0 7 93 4.07 Cishek, H, 15 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 19 1.93 Kintzler, H, 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 3.38 Strop, S, 7-10 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 2.80 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cishek 1-0. HBPÂ„ Hendricks 2 (Villanueva,Villanueva), Castillo (Bote). UmpiresÂ„Home, CB Bucknor First, Angel Hernandez Second, Shane Livensparger Third, Fieldin Culbreth. TÂ„2:38. AÂ„40,855 (41,649).INDIANS 3, ANGELS 0 LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Calhoun rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .206 Upton lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .257 Ohtani dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .266 Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .254 Simmons ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .302 Fletcher 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Arcia c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .353 Cowart 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .053 Young Jr. cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .231 TOTALS 30 0 3 0 1 7 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .291 Brantley lf 2 0 1 1 2 0 .295 Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .300 Encarnacion dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .234 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Cabrera rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .248 1-Guyer pr-rf 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 Kipnis 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .218 Perez c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .160 Martin cf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .257 TOTALS 26 3 4 2 5 3 LOS ANGELES 000 000 000 Â„ 0 3 0 CLEVELAND 000 002 10X Â„ 3 4 0 1-ran for Cabrera in the 7th. LOBÂ„Los Angeles 5, Cleveland 5. 2BÂ„Young Jr. (2), Lindor (35). HRÂ„Martin (11), off Pena. RBIsÂ„Brantley (59), Martin (32). SBÂ„Ramirez (26). CSÂ„Lindor (5). SÂ„Perez. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Los Angeles 2 (Ohtani, Arcia) Cleveland 3 (Lindor, Alonso 2). RISPÂ„Los Angeles 0 for 3 Cleveland 1 for 6. Runners moved upÂ„Upton, Fletcher, Encarnacion 2. LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pena, L, .1 5.1 3 2 2 3 1 86 4.97 Johnson .2 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.35 Robles 1 0 1 0 2 1 25 4.38 Ramirez 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 4.62 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kluber, W, 14-6 9 3 0 0 1 7 98 2.63 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Johnson 1-0. HBPÂ„ Kluber (Fletcher). WPÂ„Robles. PBÂ„Arcia (1). UmpiresÂ„Home, Joe West First, Nic Lentz Second, Mark Ripperger Third, Marty Foster. TÂ„2:28. AÂ„34,814 (35,225).METS 3, BRAVES 0 ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Acuna lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .269 Albies 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .280 Freeman 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .317 Markakis rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .313 Camargo 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Inciarte cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Flowers c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .230 Swanson ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .246 Gausman p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Venters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Duvall ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .206 Fried p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 TOTALS 31 0 5 0 1 10 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Nimmo rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .244 Flores 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .265 Conforto lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .229 Frazier 3b 3 2 1 0 0 1 .211 McNeil 2b 4 0 4 0 0 0 .320 Jackson cf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .254 Rosario ss 4 0 0 1 0 2 .235 Plawecki c 3 0 0 1 0 1 .226 Wheeler p 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Wahl p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Gsellman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 31 3 9 3 2 7 ATLANTA 000 000 000 Â„ 0 5 0 NEW YORK 010 002 00X Â„ 3 9 0 a-singled for Venters in the 8th. LOBÂ„Atlanta 5, New York 8. 2BÂ„Freeman (28), McNeil (1). RBIsÂ„Jackson (16), Rosario (28), Plawecki (12). SFÂ„Plawecki. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Atlanta 2 (Albies, Inciarte) New York 4 (Frazier, Plawecki 2, Wheeler). RISPÂ„Atlanta 0 for 5 New York 2 for 10. Runners moved upÂ„Rosario. GIDPÂ„Swanson, Jackson. DPÂ„Atlanta 1 (Camargo, Albies, Freeman) New York 1 (Rosario, McNeil, Flores). ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gausman, L, 5-9 5 6 3 3 2 2 86 4.47 Carle 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 2.53 Venters 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 3.24 Fried 1 2 0 0 0 2 13 3.38 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheeler, W, 6-6 7 3 0 0 1 9 104 3.89 Wahl, H, 1 .2 2 0 0 0 1 13 0.00 Gsllman, S, 6-12 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 11 4.11 Gausman pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Carle 3-2, Gsellman 2-0. HBPÂ„Gausman (Frazier). UmpiresÂ„Home, Gary Cederstrom First, Chris Segal Second, Stu Scheurwater Third, Cory Blaser. TÂ„2:41. AÂ„36,946 (41,922).PHILLIES 8, MARLINS 3 MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Sierra cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .242 Anderson rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .284 Realmuto c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .301 Holaday c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 Bour 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .225 Castro 2b 3 1 2 0 0 1 .289 Rojas 3b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .258 Riddle ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Galloway lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Urena p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .061 a-Rivera ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Dietrich ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 30 3 4 3 1 8 PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hernandez 2b 5 2 2 2 0 1 .262 Hoskins lf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .267 Williams rf 4 1 1 3 0 1 .261 Santana 1b 4 2 3 1 0 0 .221 Cabrera ss 4 1 2 2 0 1 .271 Franco 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Knapp c 4 0 2 0 0 2 .229 EÂ” in p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 c-Cozens ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Quinn cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .353 TOTALS 34 8 11 8 2 7 MIAMI 000 010 020 Â„ 3 4 1 PHILADELPHIA 302 012 00X Â„ 8 11 0 a-Â” ied out for Urena in the 6th. b-struck out for Garcia in the 8th. c-struck out for EÂ” in in the 8th. EÂ„Realmuto (5). LOBÂ„Miami 1, Philadelphia 5. HRÂ„Bour (18), off EÂ” in Rojas (8), off EÂ” in Williams (15), off Urena Cabrera (19), off Urena Santana (17), off Urena Hernandez (9), off Garcia. RBIsÂ„Bour (52), Rojas 2 (40), Hernandez 2 (37), Williams 3 (43), Santana (64), Cabrera 2 (60). SBÂ„Quinn (1). SÂ„EÂ” in. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Miami 1 (Bour) Philadelphia 2 (EÂ” in, Quinn). RISPÂ„ Miami 0 for 1 Philadelphia 2 for 4. GIDPÂ„Rojas. DPÂ„Philadelphia 1 (Cabrera, Hernandez, Santana). MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Urena, L, 3-11 5 8 6 6 2 3 84 4.66 Garcia 2 3 2 2 0 3 40 4.58 Guerra 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 6.23 PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA EÂ” in, W, 8-3 8 4 3 3 0 6 85 3.61 Morgan 1 0 0 0 1 2 21 4.60 UmpiresÂ„Home, Sean Barber First, Larry Vanover Second, Dave Rackley Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. TÂ„2:20. AÂ„35,194 (43,647).BREWERS 8, ROCKIES 4 COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .281 LeMahieu 2b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .272 Arenado 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Gonzalez rf 3 2 1 0 1 2 .292 Story ss 4 2 2 4 0 1 .290 Parra lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .290 Desmond 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .241 Iannetta c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .216 Anderson p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 a-Valaika ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .155 Musg rave p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 B.Shaw p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-McMahon ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .223 McGee p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Murphy ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 TOTALS 33 4 7 4 3 10 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .294 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Moustakas ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 Albers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Yelich rf-cf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .326 Aguilar 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1 .274 Schoop 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .236 Braun lf 3 2 2 2 1 0 .243 T.Shaw 3b 3 1 1 4 0 1 .244 Perez ss-rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 .258 Pina c 3 0 0 1 0 2 .232 Peralta p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 b-Arcia ph-ss 2 0 1 0 0 1 .199 TOTALS 31 8 10 8 4 7 COLORADO 000 200 002 Â„ 4 7 0 MILWAUKEE 601 001 00X Â„ 8 10 0 a-popped out for Anderson in the 5th. bsingled for Peralta in the 6th. c-doubled for B.Shaw in the 8th. d-popped out for Barnes in the 8th. e-struck out for McGee in the 9th. LOBÂ„Colorado 6, Milwaukee 5. 2BÂ„Desmond (13), McMahon (7), Yelich 2 (25). 3BÂ„Perez (2). HRÂ„Story (22), off Peralta Story (23), off Albers T.Shaw (21), off Anderson Perez (9), off Anderson Braun (12), off Anderson. RBIsÂ„Story 4 (75), Braun 2 (42), T.Shaw 4 (65), Perez (27), Pina (18). SFÂ„Pina. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Colorado 4 (Blackmon 2, LeMahieu, Story) Milwaukee 1 (Perez). RISPÂ„Colorado 0 for 6 Milwaukee 3 for 4. Runners moved upÂ„Blackmon. GIDPÂ„Arenado. DPÂ„Milwaukee 1 (T.Shaw, Schoop, Aguilar). COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson, L, 6-4 4 7 7 7 3 4 85 4.05 Musg rave 2 3 1 1 0 1 23 4.75 B.Shaw 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 6.75 McGee 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 6.63 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Peralta, W, 5-2 6 2 2 2 2 8 107 3.54 Knebel 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 3.86 Barnes 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 3.38 Albers .1 3 2 2 0 0 17 6.23 Soria .1 1 0 0 1 1 13 2.36 Hader, S, 8-11 .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.33 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Soria 1-0, Hader 3-0. HBPÂ„Peralta (Arenado), B.Shaw (T.Shaw). UmpiresÂ„Home, Ryan Additon First, Adrian Johnson Second, Brian OÂNora Third, Tripp Gibson. TÂ„3:09. AÂ„40,524 (41,900).STATISTICAL LEADERSNATIONAL LEAGUE RBI: Baez, Chicago, 84; Suarez, Cincinnati, 84; Arenado, Colorado, 80; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 77; Rizzo, Chicago, 73; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 72; Story, Colorado, 71; Freeman, Atlanta, 69; 3 tied at 67. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 131; Freeman, Atlanta, 130; Gennett, Cincinnati, 125; Albies, Atlanta, 123; Castro, Miami, 123; Anderson, Miami, 122; Peraza, Cincinnati, 122; Yelich, Milwaukee, 122; Arenado, Colorado, 120; Baez, Chicago, 120. HOME RUNS: Arenado, Colorado, 28; Carpenter, St. Louis, 27; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 26; Harper, Washington, 26; Suarez, Cincinnati, 25; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 24; Muncy, Los Angeles, 24; Baez, Chicago, 23; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 22; 2 tied at 21. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 15-5; Godley, Arizona, 12-6; Greinke, Arizona, 12-6; Lester, Chicago, 12-4; Nola, Philadelphia, 12-3; Mikolas, St. Louis, 11-3; Chacin, Milwaukee, 10-4; Newcomb, Atlanta, 10-5; Quintana, Chicago, 10-7; 5 tied at 9. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.85; Scherzer, Washington, 2.33; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.35; Mikolas, St. Louis, 2.75; Greinke, Arizona, 2.97; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 3.04; Freeland, Colorado, 3.21; Lester, Chicago, 3.22; Newcomb, Atlanta, 3.23; Corbin, Arizona, 3.31. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 210; Corbin, Arizona, 174; deGrom, New York, 173; Greinke, Arizona, 148; Nola, Philadelphia, 142; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 141; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 138; Gray, Colorado, 136; Godley, Arizona, 130; 2 tied at 129. AMERICAN LEAGUE RBI: Martinez, Boston, 91; Davis, Oakland, 84; Ramirez, Cleveland, 79; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 76; Bregman, Houston, 71. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 134; Martinez, Boston, 131; Segura, Seattle, 131; Rosario, Minnesota, 130; Lindor, Cleveland, 127; MerriÂ“ eld, Kansas City, 124; Betts, Boston, 123; Castellanos, Detroit, 122; Benintendi, Boston, 121; 2 tied at 120. HOME RUNS: Martinez, Boston, 33; Ramirez, Cleveland, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Davis, Oakland, 29; Cruz, Seattle, 28; Gallo, Texas, 28; Lindor, Cleveland, 27; Judge, New York, 26; Betts, Boston, 25; Stanton, New York, 25. PITCHING: Porcello, Boston, 14-4; Severino, New York, 14-5; Carrasco, Cleveland, 13-5; Kluber, Cleveland, 13-6. ERA: Sale, Boston, 2.04; Verlander, Houston, 2.19; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.27; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.34; Cole, Houston, 2.55. STRIKEOUTS: Sale, Boston, 207; Verlander, Houston, 204; Bauer, Cleveland, 195; Cole, Houston, 194; Paxton, Seattle, 163 .BOX SCORES TODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Teheran (R) 8-7 4.46 10-8 2-1 15.2 5.74 New York Oswalt (R) 1:10p 1-2 5.27 2-3 1-1 16.0 3.38 Miami Chen (L) 3-8 5.86 7-10 1-2 17.0 4.76 Philadelphia Nola (R) 1:35p 12-3 2.35 14-5 0-1 19.0 2.84 St. Louis Flaherty (R) 4-6 3.39 6-9 1-1 15.0 2.40 Pittsburgh Williams (R) 1:35p 9-7 3.89 8-10 3-0 17.0 0.00 Cincinnati Castillo (R) 6-8 4.98 12-7 1-0 17.1 1.56 Washington Roark (R) 1:35p 5-12 4.37 5-13 1-2 17.0 4.24 Colorado Gray (R) 9-7 4.99 9-7 1-0 18.1 3.44 Milwaukee Miley (L) 2:10p 2-1 1.53 3-2 0-1 16.0 2.25 San Diego Lucchesi (L) 5-6 3.74 5-8 1-2 13.2 5.93 Chicago Lester (L) 2:20p 12-4 3.22 14-4 1-1 14.1 7.53 San Fran. Holland (L) 5-8 3.90 10-8 0-1 17.1 2.08 Arizona Ray (L) 4:10p 3-2 5.05 3-7 0-0 17.2 5.09AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Chicago Shields (R) 4-13 4.56 5-14 1-2 17.2 4.58 Tampa Bay TBD 1:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Los Angeles Skaggs (L) 8-7 3.34 8-8 2-1 18.0 2.50 Cleveland Bieber (R) 1:10p 5-2 4.73 6-3 1-1 15.0 7.80 Kansas City Duffy (L) 7-9 4.50 8-11 2-1 19.2 3.66 Minnesota Santana (R) 2:10p 0-0 6.10 2-0 0-0 10.1 6.10 Baltimore Ramirez (R) 1-4 4.59 2-3 1-1 14.0 4.50 Texas Perez (L) 3:05p 2-4 6.50 2-5 0-0 16.1 4.41 Detroit Liriano (L) 3-5 4.62 5-9 0-0 10.0 9.90 Oakland Cahill (R) 4:05p 3-2 3.39 6-5 1-0 14.1 5.65 Toronto Gaviglio (R) 2-4 5.10 6-7 0-0 16.0 4.50 Seattle Leake (R) 4:10p 8-7 4.16 12-7 0-1 16.1 4.41 New York Tanaka (R) 9-2 3.84 9-4 1-0 19.2 2.29 Boston Price (L) 8:05p 11-6 3.97 13-5 2-0 21.0 1.71INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston Cole (R) 10-3 2.55 15-5 1-1 18.2 2.41 L. Angeles (NL) Buehler (R) 4:10p 4-4 3.65 7-4 1-1 15.0 4.80 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher.THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1921: Pittsburgh radio station KDKA and announcer Harold Arlin provided listeners with the Â“ rst broadcast of a major league game. The Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5. 1927: PhiladelphiaÂs Cy Williams hit for the cycle, drove in six runs and scored three times to lead the Phillies to a 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1929: The Washington Senators, backed by Buddy MyersÂ seven RBIs, beat the Detroit Tigers 21-5. DetroitÂs Charlie Gehringer hit three triples. 1931: For the second time in his career, Jim Bottomley got six hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 16-2 in the second game of a doubleheader. 1932: Detroit pitcher Tommy Bridges lost his bid for a perfect game on a bloop single by the 27th Washington batter, pinch-hitter Dave Harris. The Tigers beat the Senators 13-0. 1933: Sammy West of the St. Louis Browns had four extra-base hits in a 10-9, 12-inning win over the Chicago White Sox. West had two triples, a homer and a double. 1964: Ford Frick announced he wouldnÂt run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball. 1969: PittsburghÂs Willie Stargell became the only player to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium. StargellÂs shot off of Los AngelesÂ Alan Foster cleared the rightÂ“ eld pavilion and landed 506 feet from home plate. 1973: Phil Niekro of the Atlanta Braves pitched a 9-0 nohitter against the San Diego Padres. He walked three and struck out four in recording the Â“ rst no-hitter by the franchise in Atlanta. 1984: Cliff Johnson of the Blue Jays hit his 19th career pinch homer to set a major league record as Toronto beat the Orioles 4-3 at Memorial Stadium. 1999: Mark McGwire became the 16th member of the 500-home run club, hitting two homers: Nos. 500 and 501: in the St. Louis CardinalsÂ loss to San Diego. 1112001: The Cleveland Indians tied a major league record and became the Â“ rst team in 76 years to overcome a 12-run deÂ“ cit to win, defeating the Seattle Mariners 15-14 in 11 innings. 2006: Trevor Hoffman set a major league record with his 11th 30-save season and the San Diego Padres defeated the Washington Nationals 6-3. 2007: Tom Glavine earned his 300th victory in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The 41-year-old left-hander became the 23rd pitcher with 300 victories and only the Â“ fth lefty to win 300.FRIDAYÂS GAMES American League Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Chicago White Sox 3, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 4 Texas 11, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 6, Kansas City 4 Oakland 1, Detroit 0, 13 innings Toronto 7, Seattle 2 National League Cincinnati at Washington, ppd. Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 4 Philadelphia 5, Miami 1 Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 6 Atlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 3 Arizona 6, San Francisco 3 Interleague Houston 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 MONDAYÂS GAMES American League Minnesota at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. National League Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Interleague Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.
The Sun / Sunday, August 5, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUE All Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Dunedin (Blue Jays) 28 14 .667 Â„ Clearwater (Phillies) 25 15 .625 2 Lakeland (Tigers) 22 17 .564 4 Tampa (Yankees) 20 21 .488 7 Daytona (Reds) 20 22 .476 8 Florida (Braves) 14 24 .368 12 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 24 16 .600 Â„ Fort Myers (Twins) 24 17 .585 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 19 22 .463 5 St. Lucie (Mets) 16 24 .400 8 Jupiter (Marlins) 15 24 .385 8 Bradenton (Pirates) 14 25 .359 9 SaturdayÂs Games Palm Beach 7, Jupiter 6, 10 innings Fort Myers 1, Florida 0 Dunedin 6, Charlotte 5 Clearwater 1, Bradenton 0 St. Lucie 7, Daytona 2 Lakeland at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. SundayÂs Games Daytona at St. Lucie, 12 p.m. Charlotte at Dunedin, 1 p.m. Lakeland at Tampa, 1 p.m. Palm Beach at Jupiter, 1 p.m. Clearwater at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Florida at Fort Myers, 4 p.m. MondayÂs Games Clearwater at Tampa, Game 1, 5 p.m. Clearwater at Tampa, Game 2, TBD Fort Myers at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Palm Beach at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Bradenton at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Dunedin at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 17 16 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Atlanta 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 16 17 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0Aug. 2 Hall of Fame GameBaltimore 17, Chicago 16WEEK 1 ThursdayÂs GamesPittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7 p.m. L.A. Rams at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New England, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Seattle, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Francisco, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 11Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 10 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with Â“ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 Â“ nal records, total points based on 25 points for Â“ rst place through one point for 25th, and last yearÂs Â“ nal ranking (LYR): REC. PTS. LYR 1. Alabama (61) 13-1 1621 1 2. Clemson (3) 12-2 1547 4 3. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1458 5 4. Georgia 13-2 1452 2 5. Oklahoma 12-2 1288 3 6. Washington 10-3 1245 15 7. Wisconsin 13-1 1243 6 8. Miami (Fla.) 10-3 1091 13 9. Penn State 11-2 1050 8 10. Auburn 10-4 1004 12 11. Notre Dame 10-3 892 11 12. Michigan State 10-3 870 16 13. Stanford 9-5 768 19 14. Michigan 8-5 752 Â„ 15. Southern California 11-3 691 10 16. Texas Christian 11-3 530 9 17. Virginia Tech 9-4 524 25 18. Mississippi State 9-4 407 20 19. Florida State 7-6 328 Â„ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 Â„ 21. Texas 7-6 265 Â„ 22. Boise State 11-3 261 22 23. Central Florida 13-0 259 7 24. Louisiana State 9-4 254 18 25. Oklahoma State 10-3 168 14 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Northwestern 67; Texas A&M 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; North Carolina State 22; Arkansas State 19; Troy 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Kentucky 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Arizona 2; Houston 2; Army 1; Northern Illinois 1.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -191 San Diego +176 Atlanta -128 at New York +118 at Philadelphia -241 Miami +221 at Pittsburgh -105 St. Louis -105 at Washington -160 Cincinnati +150 Colorado -107 at Milwaukee -103 at Arizona -182 San Francisco +167American Leagueat Tampa Bay Off Chicago Off at Cleveland Off Los Angeles Off at Minnesota -146 Kansas City +136 at Texas -128 Baltimore +118 at Oakland -224 Detroit +204 at Seattle -142 Toronto +132 at Boston -131 New York +121Interleagueat L.A. Dodgers -107 Houston -103NFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Buffalo 1 2 34 Carolina at Cincinnati Pk 2 36 Chicago at Miami 1 1 34 Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants 3 2 34 Cleveland at Philadelphia 3 3 35 Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 3 2 34 New Orleans at Baltimore 1 2 36 L.A. Rams at New England 4 4 37 Washington at Green Bay Pk Pk 35 Tennessee at Kansas City 2 2 35 Houston at San Francisco 3 3 35 Dallas at Seattle 2 3 34 IndianapolisAug. 10at N.Y. Jets 1 2 34 Atlanta at Oakland 3 2 36 DetroitAug. 11at Denver 1 Pk 34 Minnesota at Arizona 2 2 36 L.A. ChargersUpdated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueCLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Traded RHP George Kontos to the N.Y. Yankees for cash. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Sent LHP Eric Skoglund to Omaha (PCL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled RHP Taylor Cole from Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Placed RHP Matt Magill on paternity leave. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Assigned RHP George Kontos and INF Giovanny Urshela to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Selected the contract of RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Chasen Bradford from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Placed INF Daniel Robertson on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of INF/OF Brandon Lowe from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Placed OF Delino DeShields on the 7-day DL. Recalled INF/OF Drew Robinson from Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Buffalo (IL). Reinstated OF Kevin Pillar from the 10-day DL. Traded INF Giovanny Urshela to the N.Y. Yankees for cash.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Optioned OF Chris Owings to Reno (PCL). Reinstated LHP Andrew ChaÂ“ n from paternity leave. Signed LHP Sebastian Kessay to a minor league contract. ATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Optioned RHP Wes Parsons to Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Agreed to a four-year player development contract extension with Eugene (NWL). COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Sent LHP Chris Rusin to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Placed LHP Alex Wood on the 10-day DL. Reinstated LHP Zac Rosscup from the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Optioned INF/OF Christopher Bostick to Indianapolis. Reinstated OF Corey Dickerson from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP A.J. Schugel to Bradenton (FSL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Assigned LHP Tyler Lyons outright to Memphis (PCL). Placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 10-day DL. Reinstated 2B Kolten Wong from the 10-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Placed OF Wil Myers on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled OF Franmil Reyes from El Paso (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Signed OF Cesar Puello to a minor league contract. Recalled RHP Pierce Johnson and RHP Derek Law from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned INF Kelby Tomlinson and RHP Chris Stratton to Sacramento.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Â„ Signed RHP Jorge De Leon. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Â„ Sold the contract of INF Dylan Tice to the N.Y. Mets. LINCOLN SALTDOGS Â„ Traded RHP Michael Tamburino to Fargo-Moorhead for two players to be named. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES Â„ Signed RHPs Dimitri Kourtis and Will Lamarche.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS Â„ Released LHP Sean Adler. Signed LHP Jake Davis and RHP Jeff Thompson. FLORENCE FREEDOM Â„ Signed OF John Price, Jr. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS Â„ Signed C Daniel Comstock. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS Â„ Released RHP Jared Crescentini. Signed RHP Jacob Belinda.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCHICAGO BEARS Â„ Waived OL Jack Allen. Signed OL Kaleb Johnson. CINCINNATI BENGALS Â„ Signed CB C.J. Goodwin, OL Cory Helms and WR Kayaune Ross. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Waived WR Dom Williams. Signed WR Brian Brown. GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Claimed LB James Hearns off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Waived PK Giorgio Tavecchio. Signed PK Mike Nugent. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Agreed to terms with Ss Kenny Vaccaro and Jason Thompson.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS Â„ Agreed to terms with G John Gibson on an eight-year contract extension. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS Â„ Signed F William Karlson to a one-year contract.GOLFWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPSBRIDGESTONE INVITATIONALSaturdayÂs leaders at Firestone CC (South) Akron, Ohio Purse: $10 million. Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundJustin Thomas 65-64-67Â„196 Rory McIlroy 65-67-67Â„199 Ian Poulter 62-67-70Â„199 Jason Day 65-66-69Â„200 Marc Leishman 65-69-67Â„201 Kyle Stanley 63-68-70Â„201 Rickie Fowler 63-74-65Â„202 Jon Rahm 64-70-68Â„202 Louis Oosthuizen 68-66-69Â„203 Tommy Fleetwood 66-63-74Â„203 Patrick Cantlay 64-72-68Â„204 Brooks Koepka 66-70-68Â„204 Rafa Cabrera Bello 68-67-69Â„204 Anirban Lahiri 65-70-69Â„204 Luke List 65-68-71Â„204 Si Woo Kim 64-68-72Â„204 Aaron Wise 67-71-67Â„205 Matt Kuchar 68-70-67Â„205 Webb Simpson 69-65-71Â„205 Tony Finau 68-66-71Â„205 HaoTong Li 66-67-72Â„205 Dustin Johnson 69-71-66Â„206 Sergio Garcia 70-69-67Â„206 Zach Johnson 69-70-67Â„206 Thorbjrn Olesen 71-67-68Â„206 Patrick Reed 66-70-70Â„206 Ross Fisher 67-68-71Â„206 Bubba Watson 71-69-67Â„207 Gary Woodland 67-71-69Â„207 Kevin Na 65-72-70Â„207 Phil Mickelson 66-69-72Â„207 Tyrrell Hatton 68-67-72Â„207 Tiger Woods 66-68-73Â„207 Wade Ormsby 69-71-68Â„208 Henrik Stenson 70-69-69Â„208 Alex Noren 70-73-66Â„209 Cameron Smith 70-70-69Â„209 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70-70-69Â„209 Hideki Matsuyama 67-72-70Â„209 Daniel Berger 67-71-71Â„209 Matthew Fitzpatrick 66-70-73Â„209 Patton Kizzire 68-67-74Â„209 Adam Scott 68-75-67Â„210 Kevin Kisner 74-68-68Â„210 Emiliano Grillo 72-70-68Â„210 Paul Casey 68-71-71Â„210 Ryuko Tokimatsu 68-71-71Â„210 Russell Knox 67-70-73Â„210 Brandon Stone 71-74-66Â„211 Jordan Spieth 71-72-68Â„211 Kevin Chappell 71-72-68Â„211 Alexander Bjrk 69-71-71Â„211 Brian Harman 71-68-72Â„211 Pat Perez 68-70-73Â„211 Andrew Landry 70-67-74Â„211 Ted Potter, Jr. 70-66-75Â„211 Bryson DeChambeau 75-69-68Â„212 Brendan Steele 73-69-70Â„212 Francesco Molinari 70-72-70Â„212 Charley Hoffman 69-70-73Â„212 Austin Cook 73-69-71Â„213 Satoshi Kodaira 73-69-71Â„213 Xander Schauffele 69-73-72Â„214 Paul Dunne 71-68-75Â„214 Jhonattan Vegas 70-75-70Â„215 Byeong Hun An 68-72-75Â„215 Charl Schwartzel 71-72-74Â„217 Branden Grace 73-74-71Â„218 Shubhankar Sharma 72-79-72Â„223 Jaco Ahlers 68-79-77Â„224 Kodai Ichihara 73-74-78Â„225PGA TOURBARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP SaturdayÂs leaders at Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nev. Purse: $3.4 million. Yardage: 7,472; Par: 72(Tournament uses the modiÂ“ ed Stableford scoring format, with 8 points for an albatross, 5 points for an eagle, 2 points for a birdie and zero points for a par. One point is subtracted for a bogey, and 3 points are subtracted for a double bogey or worse.) Third RoundAndrew Putnam 6 17 15Â„38 Sam Saunders 10 13 12Â„35 Chad Campbell 6 4 22Â„32 Shane Lowry 10 12 8Â„30 John Oda 7 9 13Â„29 J.J. Spaun 7 12 10Â„29 Chris Stroud 7 6 13Â„26 Michael Thompson 10 3 13Â„26 Martin Laird 9 8 9Â„26 Aaron Baddeley 14 12 0Â„26 Ollie Schniederjans 17 8 1Â„26 Derek Fathauer 6 14 5Â„25 Zac Blair 0 12 12Â„24 Scott Stallings 9 9 6Â„24 Matt Jones 10 10 4Â„24 Tom Hoge 5 8 10Â„23 Stuart Appleby 3 10 10Â„23 Ethan Tracy 9 6 8Â„23 Alex Cejka 10 6 7Â„23 Dylan Meyer 10 2 10Â„22 Ben Silverman 11 8 3Â„22 Ken Duke 2 8 11Â„21 Patrick Rodgers 9 3 9Â„21 C.T. Pan 7 8 6Â„21 Brandon Harkins 5 13 3Â„21 Hudson Swafford 12 10 -1Â„21 Parker McLachlin 4 3 13Â„20 Johnson Wagner 6 2 12Â„20 Doug Ghim 6 3 11Â„20 Tom Lovelady 10 6 4Â„20 Charlie Beljan 10 5 5Â„20 Seamus Power 8 10 2Â„20 John Merrick 11 12 -3Â„20 Hunter Mahan 7 12 0Â„19 Vaughn Taylor 2 6 10Â„18 Jonas Blixt 3 6 9Â„18 Kris Blanks 6 4 8Â„18 Jonathan Byrd 1 9 8Â„18 Lanto GrifÂ“ n 8 5 5Â„18 Denny McCarthy 14 3 1Â„18 Ryan Palmer 12 6 0Â„18 Kevin Tway 8 8 1Â„17 Dicky Pride 8 1 7Â„16 Nick Hardy 6 4 6Â„16 Conrad Shindler 5 8 3Â„16 Ricky Barnes -1 15 2Â„16 Tyrone Van Aswegen 11 6 -1Â„16 Joel Dahmen 9 9 -2Â„16 William McGirt 6 2 7Â„15 D.J. Trahan 8 10 -3Â„15 Padraig Harrington 6 1 6Â„13 Billy Hurley III 6 1 6Â„13 Harris English 2 8 3Â„13 Brett Stegmaier 5 8 0Â„13 Xinjun Zhang 6 2 4Â„12 Jonathan Kaye 8 7 -3Â„12 Sulman Raza 2 14 -4Â„12 Retief Goosen 6 11 -5Â„12 Graeme McDowell 4 3 4Â„11 Cameron Beckman 5 3 3Â„11 Andres Romero 4 5 2Â„11 Robert Streb 13 -3 1Â„11 Rod Pampling 9 4 -2Â„11 Grant Booth 0 7 3Â„10 Martin Flores 4 5 1Â„10 Talor Gooch 7 3 0Â„10 Nicholas Lindheim 1 6 1Â„ 8 Heath Slocum 4 5 -2Â„ 7 Stephan Jaeger 10 -2 -2Â„ 6 Nick Taylor 2 6 -3Â„ 5 Brendon de Jonge 7 4 -6Â„ 5 Brian Davis 5 5 -7Â„ 3 Omar Uresti 8 2 -8Â„ 2LPGA TOURWOMENÂS BRITISH OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Links, Lytham St. Annes, England. Purse: $3.25 million. Yardage: 6,585; Par: 72 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundPornanong Phatlum 67-67-69Â„203 Georgia Hall 67-68-69Â„204 So Yeon Ryu 69-69-67Â„205 Sung Hyun Park 67-70-69Â„206 Mamiko Higa 66-69-71Â„206 Minjee Lee 65-70-71Â„206 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70-69Â„208 Mina Harigae 68-71-69Â„208 Phoebe Yao 71-71-67Â„209 Yu Liu 69-72-68Â„209 Lydia Ko 68-71-70Â„209 Teresa Lu 67-69-73Â„209 Thidapa Suwannapura 72-71-67Â„210 Carlota Ciganda 69-73-68Â„210 Ariya Jutanugarn 71-70-69Â„210 Brittany Altomare 70-70-70Â„210 Shanshan Feng 71-71-69Â„211 Jessica Korda 71-70-70Â„211 Pernilla Lindberg 71-68-72Â„211 Cristie Kerr 72-72-68Â„212 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 73-71-69Â„213 Lizette Salas 71-73-69Â„213 Sei Young Kim 71-71-71Â„213 Amy Olson 72-70-71Â„213 Hyo Joo Kim 72-69-72Â„213 Catriona Matthew 71-70-72Â„213 Madelene Sagstrom 69-70-74Â„213 In Gee Chun 72-72-70Â„214 Haeji Kang 72-72-70Â„214 Mi Jung Hur 70-74-70Â„214 Jeong Eun Lee 73-70-71Â„214 Sandra Gal 68-74-72Â„214 Florentyna Parker 69-70-75Â„214 Marina Alex 71-73-71Â„215 Su Oh 73-70-72Â„215 Caroline Inglis 73-70-72Â„215 Ryann OÂToole 72-71-72Â„215 Wei-Ling Hsu 73-69-73Â„215 In-Kyung Kim 70-71-74Â„215 Hee Young Park 76-69-71Â„216 Mo Martin 73-72-71Â„216 Ally McDonald 71-74-71Â„216 Bronte Law 70-74-72Â„216 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-75-72Â„216 Jaye Marie Green 74-69-73Â„216 Meghan MacLaren 73-72-72Â„217 Amy Yang 72-73-72Â„217 Tiffany Joh 71-74-72Â„217 Nuria Iturrios 74-70-73Â„217 Aditi Ashok 72-72-73Â„217 Annie Park 71-73-73Â„217 Azahara Munoz 77-66-74Â„217 Mariajo Uribe 73-70-74Â„217 Mi Hyang Lee 67-74-76Â„217 Nelly Korda 71-72-75Â„218 Celine Herbin 70-71-77Â„218 Lydia Hall 69-72-77Â„218 Klara Spilkova 76-68-75Â„219 Rebecca Artis 72-71-76Â„219 Sun-Ju Ahn 74-71-75Â„220 Hannah Green 75-70-76Â„221 Eri Okayama 73-72-77Â„222 Emma Talley 72-73-77Â„222 Cloe Frankish 70-75-77Â„222 a-Atthaya Thitikul 73-71-79Â„223PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS3M CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdayÂs leaders at TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn. Purse: $1.75 million. Yardage: 7,114; Par: 72Second RoundKenny Perry 66-60Â„126 Glen Day 66-65Â„131 Tom Gillis 67-67Â„134 Lee Janzen 66-68Â„134 Jerry Smith 64-70Â„134 Tim Petrovic 70-65Â„135 Tom Lehman 69-66Â„135 Jay Haas 67-68Â„135 Wes Short, Jr. 67-68Â„135 Joe Durant 71-65Â„136 Rocco Mediate 68-68Â„136 Scott Parel 67-69Â„136 Mark Walker 70-67Â„137 Kent Jones 70-67Â„137 Tom Byrum 70-67Â„137 Bob Estes 72-65Â„137 Kirk Triplett 69-68Â„137 Bart Bryant 68-69Â„137 Kevin Sutherland 67-70Â„137 Michael Bradley 71-67Â„138 John Riegger 72-66Â„138 Gene Sauers 72-66Â„138 Woody Austin 72-66Â„138 Tommy Tolles 68-70Â„138 Corey Pavin 70-69Â„139 Scott Hoch 70-69Â„139 Duffy Waldorf 69-70Â„139 Tom Pernice Jr. 68-71Â„139 Larry Mize 67-72Â„139 Jeff Sluman 70-70Â„140 Esteban Toledo 68-72Â„140 Joey Sindelar 68-72Â„140 Willie Wood 71-70Â„141 Brian Henninger 73-68Â„141 Doug Garwood 69-72Â„141 John Daly 69-72Â„141 Mike Reid 68-73Â„141 Scott Dunlap 76-65Â„141 Peter Lonard 66-75Â„141 Tommy Armour III 71-71Â„142 Olin Browne 71-71Â„142 Mike Small 69-73Â„142 Steve Pate 73-69Â„142 Mike Goodes 74-68Â„142 Bill Glasson 71-72Â„143 John Inman 70-73Â„143 Marco Dawson 73-70Â„143 Carlos Franco 73-70Â„143 Steve Flesch 75-68Â„143 Todd Hamilton 70-74Â„144 Chad Proehl 71-73Â„144 Fran Quinn 72-72Â„144 David Eger 73-71Â„144 David Frost 73-71Â„144 Neal Lancaster 74-70Â„144 Rod Spittle 74-70Â„144 Tom Kite 74-70Â„144 David McKenzie 77-67Â„144 Scott Verplank 71-74Â„145 Dan Forsman 70-75Â„145 Mark Brooks 70-75Â„145 Ken Tanigawa 76-69Â„145 Paul Goydos 71-75Â„146 Gary Hallberg 70-76Â„146 Billy Mayfair 73-73Â„146 Jay Don Blake 73-74Â„147 Ted Schulz 73-75Â„148 Jeff LeMaster 74-74Â„148 Robert Gamez 73-76Â„149 R.W. Eaks 71-79Â„150 John Huston 74-76Â„150 John Harris 78-73Â„151 Dave Stockton, Jr. 78-75Â„153 Ron Streck 72-82Â„154 Blaine McCallister 77-77Â„154 Keith Clearwater 77-79Â„156 Charlie Rymer 77-84Â„161EUROPEAN TOURFIJI INTERNATIONALSaturdayÂs leaders at Natadola Bay Championship GC, Natadola, Fiji Purse: $1.25 million. Yardage: 7,190; Par: 72Third RoundGaganjeet Bhullar, India 70-69-69Â„208 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 70-68-71Â„209 Andrew Dodt, Australia 67-70-72Â„209 Jarryd Felton, Australia 67-71-71Â„209 Jake McLeod, Australia 72-67-70Â„209 Ben Campbell, New Zealand 67-66-77Â„210 Ernie Els, South Africa 72-70-69Â„211 Poom Saksanin, Thailand 73-68-71Â„212 Matthew GrifÂ“ n, Australia 69-72-71Â„212 Anthony Quayle, Australia 75-66-71Â„212 Ashun Wu, China 70-69-74Â„213 Harry Bateman, New Zealand 70-69-74Â„213 Justin Harding, South Africa 74-67-72Â„213 Travis Smyth, Australia 71-70-72Â„213 Andrew Martin, Australia 72-71-70Â„213 Nick Cullen, Australia 67-72-75Â„214 Mark Brown, New Zealand 75-68-71Â„214 Steven Jeffress, Australia 73-66-75Â„214 Damien Jordan, Australia 75-70-69Â„214 Matthew Millar, Australia 71-73-71Â„215 Marcus Fraser, Australia 73-69-73Â„215AlsoJohannes Veerman, U.S. 72-74-70Â„216 Vijay Singh, Fiji 76-72-71Â„219 John Catlin, United States 75-72-74Â„221WEB.COM TOURKC GOLF CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at Nicklaus GC at LionsGate, Overland Park, Kan. Purse: $675,000. Yardage: 7,237; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundKyle Jones 63-66-63Â„192 Sepp Straka 64-65-64Â„193 Bo Hoag 66-67-65Â„198 Chris Thompson 67-64-67Â„198 Roger Sloan 69-66-64Â„199 Max Rottluff 67-63-69Â„199 Jos Toledo 69-69-62Â„200 Sebastian Cappelen 68-68-64Â„200 Sam Burns 66-64-70Â„200 Brad Brunner 70-68-63Â„201 Roland Thatcher 64-71-66Â„201 Billy Kennerly 67-66-68Â„201 Brian Richey 67-70-65Â„202 Wade BinÂ“ eld 68-68-66Â„202 Adam Long 65-70-67Â„202 Michael Visacki 65-68-69Â„202 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 70-67-66Â„203 Andrew Svoboda 70-65-68Â„203 Vince Covello 63-72-68Â„203 Wyndham Clark 67-67-69Â„203 Bio Kim 63-69-71Â„203 Oscar Fraustro 68-71-65Â„204 Brandon Matthews 73-65-66Â„204 Ryan Brehm 73-64-67Â„204 Chad Ramey 68-69-67Â„204 Michael Johnson 70-66-68Â„204 Max Marsico 66-68-70Â„204 Jin Park 67-64-73Â„204 Anders Albertson 70-69-66Â„205 Carlos Ortiz 69-69-67Â„205 Brady Schnell 69-69-67Â„205 Roberto Castro 70-68-67Â„205 Justin Hueber 67-70-68Â„205 Doug Letson 68-69-68Â„205 Richard H. Lee 66-69-70Â„205 Jimmy Stanger 69-66-70Â„205 Sungjae Im 66-68-71Â„205 Seann Harlingten 67-71-68Â„206 Seth Fair 70-68-68Â„206 Alex Prugh 68-70-68Â„206 Rico Hoey 67-71-68Â„206 Connor Arendell 68-70-68Â„206 Jimmy Gunn 69-68-69Â„206 Gonzalo Fdez-Castao 66-70-70Â„206 Mike Van Sickle 66-69-71Â„206 Curtis Luck 65-69-72Â„206 Seth Reeves 70-69-68Â„207 J.T. GrifÂ“ n 68-71-68Â„207 Justin Lower 66-72-69Â„207 Martin Trainer 63-74-70Â„207 Rick Lamb 68-68-71Â„207 Christian Brand 68-68-71Â„207 Mark Anderson 67-72-69Â„208 Nelson Ledesma 68-71-69Â„208 Mark Baldwin 69-70-69Â„208 Scott Langley 68-71-69Â„208 Kramer Hickok 64-71-73Â„208 Bryan Bigley 69-70-70Â„209 Steven Ihm 70-68-71Â„209 Casey Wittenberg 64-73-72Â„209 Josh Teater 67-70-72Â„209 Augusto Nez 68-68-73Â„209 Jim Knous 68-66-75Â„209 Gerardo Ruiz 73-66-71Â„210 Conner Godsey 72-67-71Â„210 Luke Guthrie 72-66-72Â„210 Brian Campbell 68-70-72Â„210 Armando Favela 66-70-74Â„210 Rafael Campos 66-73-72Â„211AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPGO BOWLING AT THE GLEN LINEUPAfter SaturdayÂs qualifying, race today, at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.(Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 125.534 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125.427. 3. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 125.421. 4. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.252. 5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 124.775. 6. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 124.715. 7. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 124.541. 8. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 124.416. 9. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 124.406. 10. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 124.406. 11. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 124.311. 12. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 124.280. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 124.077. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 123.970. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 123.944. 16. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 123.934. 17. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 123.887. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 123.883. 19. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 123.857. 20. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 123.819. 21. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 123.816. 22. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 123.816. 23. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 123.706. 24. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 123.552. 25. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 123.519. 26. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 123.203. 27. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 123.155. 28. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 122.720. 29. (96) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 122.435. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 122.159. 31. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 122.120. 32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 121.944. 33. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 121.169. 34. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 120.105. 35. (51) Josh Bilicki, Ford, 119.593. 36. (23) Spencer Gallagher, Toyota, 119.498. 37. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 117.704.NASCAR XFINITYZIPPO 200 AT THE GLENSaturday at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 82 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (4) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 0. 3. (10) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 50. 4. (8) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 82, 0, 40. 5. (9) Aric Almirola, Ford, 82, 0, 0. 6. (12) Cole Custer, Ford, 82, 0, 31. 7. (20) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 82, 0, 30. 8. (19) Ryan Reed, Ford, 82, 0, 31. 9. (11) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 82, 0, 35. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 82, 0, 0. 11. (27) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 27. 12. (13) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 25. 13. (14) Austin Cindric, Ford, 82, 0, 24. 14. (15) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 27. 15. (17) Kaz Grala, Ford, 82, 0, 24. 16. (5) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 35. 17. (25) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 20. 18. (7) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 24. 19. (21) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 18. 20. (23) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 20. 21. (36) Brian Henderson, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 16. 22. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 15. 23. (32) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 82, 0, 14. 24. (39) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 81, 0, 13. 25. (6) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 78, 0, 0. 26. (28) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, engine, 77, 0, 11. 27. (3) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, engine, 77, 0, 0. 28. (24) Mike Skeen, Chevrolet, 76, 0, 9. 29. (35) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 74, 0, 8. 30. (22) Scott Heckert, Chevrolet, 73, 0, 7. 31. (29) Victor Gonzalez Jr, Chevrolet, 70, 0, 6. 32. (38) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 69, 0, 5. 33. (34) David Starr, Chevrolet, suspension, 49, 0, 4. 34. (26) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 45, 0, 3. 35. (40) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, accident, 32, 0, 2. 36. (31) Timmy Hill, Dodge, reargear, 27, 0, 1. 37. (16) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, accident, 26, 0, 1. 38. (18) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, accident, 26, 0, 0. 39. (33) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 8, 0, 1. 40. (30) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, accident, 3, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 81.686 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 27 minutes, 34 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.362 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 20 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-22; B.Keselowski 23-30; A.Allmendinger 31-41; B.Keselowski 42-44; R.Preece 45-46; B.Keselowski 47-50; R.Preece 51-55; J.Logano 56; A.Labbe 57-60; J.Clements 61; T.Reddick 62; B.Keselowski 63-73; R.Preece 74; J.Logano 75-82 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 3 times for 28 laps; B.Keselowski, 4 times for 22 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 10 laps; R.Preece, 3 times for 5 laps; A.Labbe, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Clements, 1 time for 0 laps; T.Reddick, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: C.Bell, 4; K.Larson, 3; J.Allgaier, 2; B.Keselowski, 2; J.Logano, 2; A.Dillon, 1; R.Preece, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 747; 2. C.Custer, 715; 3. D.Hemric, 714; 4. E.Sadler, 711; 5. J.Allgaier, 700; 6. B.Jones, 609; 7. T.Reddick, 595; 8. R.Truex, 556; 9. A.Cindric, 508; 10. M.Tifft, 505.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNORTHWEST NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at PaciÂ“ c Raceways, Kent, Wash. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Steve Torrence, 3.723 seconds, 331.61 mph vs. 16. Ron Smith, 4.861, 190.08. 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.730, 326.00 vs. 15. Bill Litton, 3.970, 307.86. 3. Clay Millican, 3.743, 330.47 vs. 14. Jim Maroney, 3.932, 283.13. 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.751, 327.11 vs. 13. Terry McMillen, 3.891, 311.34. 5. Antron Brown, 3.761, 330.80 vs. 12. Shawn Reed, 3.869, 318.84. 6. Leah Pritchett, 3.764, 322.34 vs. 11. Troy Buff, 3.867, 304.80. 7. Mike Salinas, 3.768, 327.98 vs. 10. Scott Palmer, 3.815, 323.81. 8. Brittany Force, 3.785, 326.32 vs. 9. Richie Crampton, 3.792, 323.50.Funny Car1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.913, 324.75 vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.182, 296.63. 2. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.919, 327.82 vs. 15. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.085, 309.98. 3. Courtney Force, Camaro, 3.927, 325.69 vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.073, 307.09. 4. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.943, 321.19 vs. 13. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.056, 315.71. 5. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.963, 320.58 vs. 12. Richard Townsend, Camry, 4.041, 305.84. 6. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.977, 325.37 vs. 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.028, 317.79. 7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.977, 321.35 vs. 10. John Force, Camaro, 4.028, 318.39. 8. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 3.995, 315.42 vs. 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.008, 319.22. Did Not Qualify: 17. Jeff Diehl, 4.211, 289.94. 18. Terry Haddock, 4.299, 289.32.Pro Stock1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.501, 212.16 vs. 16. Joey Grose, Camaro, 6.708, 206.80. 2. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.503, 211.79 vs. 15. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.637, 209.07. 3. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.506, 212.66 vs. 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.615, 209.01. 4. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.510, 212.09 vs. 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.564, 210.54. 5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.518, 211.73 vs. 12. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.557, 209.95. 6. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.522, 211.56 vs. 11. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.553, 211.13. 7. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.526, 211.96 vs. 10. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.541, 210.80. 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.527, 211.33 vs. 9. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.541, 211.83.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York City FC 13 5 5 44 45 29 New York Red Bulls 13 6 2 41 42 22 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 2 29 30 40 New England 7 7 8 29 36 35 Philadelphia 8 10 3 27 29 34 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 11 5 23 37 41 Chicago 6 12 5 23 34 46 D.C. United 4 9 6 18 30 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 4 6 42 36 28 Los Angeles FC 10 5 6 36 44 35 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 7 5 35 43 36 Portland 9 3 7 34 30 25 Sporting Kansas City 9 6 6 33 39 30 Real Salt Lake 9 9 4 31 31 39 Vancouver 8 9 6 30 36 46 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Minnesota United 9 13 1 28 36 46 Houston 7 8 6 27 39 32 Colorado 4 12 5 17 25 36 San Jose 3 12 7 16 32 41 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 1 All-Star Game at AtlantaMLS All-Stars 1, Juventus (Italy) 1, tieSaturdayÂs GamesToronto FC 2, Atlanta United FC 2, tie D.C. United 1, Montreal 1, tie New England 3, Orlando City 3, tie San Jose 3, FC Dallas 1 Seattle 2, Minnesota United 1 Vancouver 2, New York City FC 2, tie Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado, late Sporting Kansas City at Houston, late Chicago at Real Salt Lake, late Philadelphia at Portland, lateTodayÂs GameLos Angeles FC at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m. U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed Â“ rst) SEMIFINALS WednesdayChicago Fire (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), 7 p.m. Los Angeles FC (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 8:30 p.m.NATIONAL 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. TodayÂs GamesPortland 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.WednesdayÂs GamesWashington at Utah, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 10North Carolina at Chicago, 8 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Atlanta 17 10 .630 Â„ Washington 15 11 .577 1 Connecticut 15 12 .556 2 Chicago 10 18 .357 7 New York 7 20 .259 10 Indiana 5 23 .179 12WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB x-Seattle 21 7 .750 Â„ Los Angeles 16 11 .593 4 Phoenix 16 12 .571 5 Minnesota 15 12 .556 5 Dallas 14 13 .519 6 Las Vegas 12 14 .462 8 x-clinched playoff spotFridayÂs GamesAtlanta 89, Chicago 74 Seattle 85, Minnesota 75 Las Vegas at Washington, ccd.SaturdayÂs GameIndiana 68, New York 55TodayÂs GamesLas Vegas at Connecticut, 3 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 4 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 7 p.m.MondayÂs GameSeattle at New York, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURCITI OPENSaturday at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, Washington Purse: ATP, $1.89 million (WT500); WTA, $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsAndrey Rublev (16), Russia, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-1, 6-4.SemiÂ“ nalsAlexander Zverev (1), Germany, def. Stefanos Tsitsipas (10), Greece, 6-2, 6-4. Alex de Minaur, Australia, def. Andrey Rublev (16), Russia, 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4.WomenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsSvetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Yulia Putintseva (8), Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-2. Donna Vekic (7), Croatia, def. Magda Linette, Poland, 6-1, 7-6 (0). Zheng Saisai, China, def. Allie Kiick, United States, 6-3, 6-1.SemiÂ“ nalsSvetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-2, 6-2.MenÂs Doubles QuarterÂ“ nalsDenis Kudla and Frances Tiafoe, United States, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Ben Mclachlan, Japan, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 12-10. Mike Bryan, United States, and Edouard RogerVasselin, France, def. Alexander and Mischa Zverev, Germany, wal kover.SemiÂ“ nalsJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil, def. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, 7-5, 7-6 (2). Mike Bryan, United States, and Edouard RogerVasselin, France, def. Denis Kudla and Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-2, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles QuarterÂ“ nalsHan Xinyun, China, and Darija Jurak (3), Croatia, def. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, and Anhelina Kalinina, Ukraine, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 10-4.SemiÂ“ nalsHan Xinyun, China, and Darija Jurak (3), Croatia, def. Ysaline Bonaventure, Belgium, and Fanny Stollar, Hungary, 6-2, 6-2.FRIDAYÂS RESULTS MenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsStefanos Tsitspas (10), Greece, def. David GofÂ“ n (3), Belgium, 6-3, 6-4. Alexander Zverev (1), Germany, def. Kei Nishikori (7), Japan, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Alex de Minaur, Australia, def. Andy Murray, Britain, wal koverWomenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsAndrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Belinda Bencic (6), Switzerland, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (8).MenÂs Doubles QuarterÂ“ nalsJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil, def. Divij Sharan, India, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, 4-6, 6-1, 10-5. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, Colombia, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 10-6.WomenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsAlexa Guarachi, Chile, and Erin Routliffe, New Zealand, def. Kristie Ahn and Lauren Davis, United States, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8.ATP WORLD TOURGENERALI OPENSaturday at Kitzbueheler Tennis Club, Kitzbuehel, Austria Purse: $584,250 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles ChampionshipMartin Klizan, Slovakia, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-2, 6-2.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipRoman Jebavy, Czech Republic, and Andres Molteni, Argentina, def. Daniele Bracciali, Italy, and Federico Delbonis, Argentina, 6-2, 6-4.ABIERTO MEXICANO DE TENIS MICELFriday at Cabo del Mar, Los Cabos, Mexico Purse: $715,455 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsFabio Fognini (2), Italy, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, 6-4, 6-2. Juan Martin del Potro (1), Argentina, def. Damir Dzumhur (3), Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 7-6 (6).MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsMarcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (3), Mexico, def. Andre Begemann, Germany, and Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-5, 2-6, 10-7. Taylor Fritz, United States, and Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia, def. Romain Arneodo, Monaco, and Nicholas Monroe (4), United States, 6-2, 6-4.WTA TOURMUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC(U.S. Open Series)Saturday at SJSU Tennis Center, San Jose, Calif. Purse: $799,000 (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsMihaela Buzarnescu (5), Romania, def. Elise Mertens (4), Belgium, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.FRIDAYÂS RESULTS WomenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsElise Mertens (4), Belgium, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Mihaela Buzarnescu (5), Romania, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 6-1, 7-5. Danielle Collins, United States, def. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 6-7 (4), 3-0 retired. Maria Sakkari, Greece, def. Venus Williams (3), United States, 6-4, 7-6 (2).WomenÂs Doubles QuarterÂ“ nalsMihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson (2), Britain, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, and Zhang Shuai, China, 7-5, 6-2. Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya (4), Japan, def. Georgina Garcia Perez, Spain, and Priscilla Hon Australia 6-4 6-2.
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, August 5, 2018 / The Sun Associated PressGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Â„ Former All-Star pitcher John Burkett (BERKÂ-iht) is throwing a different kind of ball these days. The former 20-game winner with the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox is in the lineup for the PBA50 bowling tournament next week at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming. Mlive.com reports Burkett lives in Southlake, Texas, and has competed in the PBA tour for players over 50 for four years. His highest finish was fourth in 2015 in California and he has two 11th place finishes. Burkett says he wanted to be a professional bowler before ever discovering baseball. He was 166-136 with 1,766 strikeouts in a 15-year career that began in earnest in 1987. He finished fourth in Cy Young Award voting in 1993 when he went 22-7 with the Giants. BOWLING: PBA50 tournamentEx-All-Star pitcher Burket t to bowl in PBA tourneyAssociated PressMONTREAL Â„ Serena Williams has pulled out of next weekÂs Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The tournament announced WilliamsÂ withdrawal on Saturday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Williams was the runnerup at Wimbledon last month. That was just her fourth tournament since returning to the tour after having a baby in September and dealing with a health scare related to blood clots. The yearÂs last major tournament, the U.S. Open, starts on Aug. 27. Williams will be replaced in the draw at Montreal by Tatjana Maria, who faces A lize Cornet in the first round.TENNIS: Rogers CupSerena Williams out of Montreal tournament for personal reasonsBy MIKE FARRELLAssociated PressEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Â„ Atlanta became the 14th filly winner in Hambletonian history Saturday at the Meadowlands, taking the famed $1 million trotting race for 3-year-olds in an emotional victory for the Canadian father-son team of Rick and Scott Zeron. Atlanta was the first Hambletonian starter for Rick Zeron after 43 years of training horses in Oakville, Ontario. To have the elusive win come with son Scott in the sulky heightened the moment. The filly won the 93rd Hambletonian the hard way, setting the pace and holding on gamely in the lane. Scott Zeron employed those tactics earlier in the day in the eliminations, and got Atlanta beat after setting a wicked pace. In the final, Atlanta was again on the lead. This time, Zeron did a better job of rationing her speed. Atlanta responded by kicking away from challenger Tactical Landing at the top of the stretch to open a three-length advantage. She trotted strongly to wire, winning by one length over 29-1 shot Mets Hall. The time was 1:50 Â‡ for the mile. ÂThis is a dream come true,ÂŽ said Rick Zeron. ÂThatÂs my specialty, trotters. I live and breathe to train a trotter, especially a filly. ItÂs more satisfying for me to train a filly to get where I am today, to win what I did today, than with a colt. ItÂs a bigger challenge.ÂŽ Atlanta was the first Hambletonian distaff winner since Continentalvictory in 1996. It was the second Hambletonian victory for Scott Zeron, He was at the lines when Marion Marauder won in 2016.HORSE RACING: HambletonianAltanta becomes 14th Â“ lly to win HambletonianBy ERIC WILLEMSENAssociated PressGLASGOW, Scotland Â„ By improving his own world record in the 100meter breaststroke again, Olympic champion Adam Peaty is within onehundredth of a second of completing his ÂProject 56.ÂŽ The British swimmer won gold in 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday, shaving 0.13 off his previous best mark, which he swam at the Rio de Janeiro Games two years ago. Peaty, who has the 14 fastest times in the discipline, is the only swimmer to beat the 58-second mark, and last autumn he announced his ambition to go under 57 as well. ÂI donÂt want to just win, I want to dominate. And thatÂs not an arrogant side, thatÂs the competitive side in me,ÂŽ he said on Saturday. With a reaction time at the start of just 0.47, Peaty looked sharp from the beginning of the race. He never had his lead under threat. He beat James Wilby by 1.54 for a British 1-2 finish. Anton Chupkov of Russia finished 1.96 behind in third. ÂItÂs a weird one because I wasnÂt going after a world record. But after the heat yesterday I knew I was in good shape,ÂŽ said Peaty, who was still far from a world record in that heat (57.89) and in the semifinals (58.04), but he announced he Âwould be on my full gameÂŽ for the final. ÂAfter the semi I was back in the 58s but it just shows what you can do if you have a positive mental attitude,ÂŽ he said. ItÂs PeatyÂs ninth European long-course title, to add to his five world titles. In the buildup, Peaty said he wasnÂt focusing on setting world records or below-57 finishing times anymore after his disappointing showing at the Commonwealth Games. On the Gold Coast in April, he won the 100 breaststroke in only 58.84, and suffered a first defeat since 2014 in the 50 breaststroke, where he was edged by South AfricaÂs Cameron van der Burgh. ÂWhen you go four years without losing, you kind of get complacent even if you donÂt want to admit it to yourself,ÂŽ he said, adding that a Âspider web of supportÂŽ his girlfriend, family, and coaches helped him to rediscover his joy in the sport. ÂItÂs not just my victory tonight. ItÂs their victory as well. I didnÂt train too hard these last months. I got the balance right between training smart and training very hard.ÂŽ Just missing out on a time below 57 didnÂt bother him. ÂNo, that gives me another level of motivation,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf IÂd achieved that, people would be talking about ÂProject 55.ÂÂŽ An hour after PeatyÂs achievement, Kliment Kolesnikov set a world record in the final of the menÂs 50-meter backstroke. The Russian finished in 24 seconds to beat the previous best mark set by BritainÂs Liam Tancock, who time d 24.04 at the 2009 world championships in Rome. Robert-Andrei Glinta of Romania won silver after trailing Kolesnikov by 0.55, and Shane Ryan of Ireland finished 0.64 behind for bronze. ItÂs the 18-year-old KolesnikovÂs second gold medal of the European Championships after winning the 4x100 freestyle with the Russian team on Friday. He also won four European titles at the short-track championships in Copenhagen last year.SWIMMING: World recordsPeaty shaves 0.13 o of own 100m breaststroke world recordAP PHOTOSerena Williams, of the United States, reacts after missing a shot from Johanna Konta, of Britain, during the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 31. Konta won 6-1, 6-0. AP PHOTOAdam Peaty of Great Britain reacts after winning the 100 meters breaststroke men final setting a new world record at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday. Associated PressWATKINS GLEN, N.Y. Â„ Martin Truex Jr. has a chance to join former NASCAR greats Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart as kings of NASCARÂs roads. Truex is seeking his third consecutive victory on a road course in NASCARÂs stop Sunday at Watkins Glen. The 11-turn, 3.4-mile circuit joins Sonoma (California) Raceway as the only two true road courses on the Cup schedule. Gordon, with nine career road course victories, won six straight races from 1997-2000. His streak including three wins each at Watkins Glen and Sonoma. Stewart, with eight career road course wins, won three straight from 2004-05. Truex won at Watkins Glen last summer, in California in June, and now is chasing Stewart and Gordon for the mark of three straight. The reigning Cup champion figures heÂs successful on road courses because he enjoys the challenges that come with making the rare right-hand turns. ÂItÂs a unique set of circumstances. ItÂs an extra-special feeling to win on tracks that are completely different like this,ÂŽ Truex said Saturday, insisting he could be going for four straight if not for an engine failure at Sonoma last year. His Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 25 laps in that race before the engine blew. ÂI think we should have three in a row already with the trouble we had at Sonoma last year, but thatÂs kind of the way it goes in racing,ÂŽ he added. Truex is part of the ÂBig 3ÂŽ in NASCAR that is dominating the season. Truex, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have combined to win 16 of the 21 Cup races. Truex has four victories, but three of those wins have come in the last eight outings. The Sonoma win was by a margin of over 10 seconds and was aided by crew chief Cole PearnÂs gamble to pit off-sequence from the rest of the leaders. Pearn was pivotal last year at The Glen when the No. 78 won a strategic fuel mil eage race. Truex held off Matt Kenseth on the final lap after Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney were forced to pit for gas as the race wound toward the checkered flag. ÂYou do what you can do,ÂŽ said Keselowski, a three-time runner-up at The Glen, Âif it takes strategy to win, you play strategy. If you can win on speed, you try to win on speed.ÂŽ Opportunities to win have been rare this season because of the Big 3 and Joey Logano doesnÂt expect those drivers to give an inch Sunday on the highspeed road course. Busch, Harvick and Truex are the only active drivers in the Cup Series with previous wins at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen.AUTORACING: NASCARTruex chasing title as NASCARÂs current king of the roadAP PHOTOMartin Truex Jr. answers questions during an interview after a practice session for a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series race, Saturday in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Kingsway Country Club E x p e r i e n c e P u r e G o l f Experience Pure Golf For Tee Times Please Call 941-625-8898 or visit Kingswaycountryclub.com1 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway) Left at Kingsway Circleadno=50534116 adno=50538505 adno=50539770
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