Charlotte sun herald

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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Sun herald
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Charlotte Harbor, FL
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES800% „ Juul sales increase in the past year 71% „ Juuls share of e-cigs market as of July 36.4% „ Rate of high schoolers smoking in 1997 8.8% „ Rate smoking in 2017 prior to Juuls surge 20% „ Those under 30 who vape at least occasionally 83% „ People aged 18-29 who say smoking is very harmfulŽ 22% „ People aged 18-29 who say the same about vaping „ Source: CNBC, Nielsen data, CDC, July Gallup Poll WEEKEND SKY IS ALIVE WITH METEOR SHOWERThe Perseid meteor shower is back and can be seen through Monday. The celestial show peaks every August when Earth passes throu gh the debris trails of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes near Earth every 133 years on its trip around the sun. See The News Wire Vol. 126 | Issue No. 224 AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $3.00 AN EDITION OF THE SUNSunday, August 12, 2018High 88 Low 75Afternoon thunderstormPulitzer Prize winner2016 CHARLIE SAYSJust say no!CALL US ATFIND US ONLINE CHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNCalendar ..............8 Police Beat ..........8 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7OUR TOWNObituaries ...........4 Local Sports ......10 State ...................9NEWS WIREComics/Puzzles ....5-7 Nation ..............2,8 Weather ..............2 World ..................3SPORTSLottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2INDEX SUNDAY EDITION $3.00By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERJUULing is the new vaping among students across the nation, and Southwest Floridas hopes to be any different might be going up in smoke as the new school year begins. A type of electronic nicotine delivery system, JUUL is a relatively new product on the market, launched just three years ago in 2015. Yet in that short time it has become wildly popular, with sales increasing by 600 percent in 2017, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The Nielsen data company puts the number at 800 percent in the past year through July, with retail sales of $1.1 billion in that time. It was designed to be sleek, small and inconspicuous „ it lacks the lingering smellŽ and large vapor clouds that traditional vape devices have, according to the products description on It also looks similar to any run-of-the-mill ” ash drive. The website claims JUUL is intended as a switching device,Ž meaning cigarette smokers looking to quit can use JUUL to ween themselves off their carcinogen-“ lled, combustible counterparts. Its mission statement: Improve the lives of the worlds one billion adult smokers.Ž The company, in its public policy statement, insists it does not market to underage smokers and has a self-imposed age restriction of 21 years old. We want to be part of the solution to end combustible smoking, not part of a problem to attract youth, never smokers, or former-smokers to nicotine products,Ž JUUL says on its Regulation and Youth Prevention page. However, concerned parents, PHOTO PROVIDED BY WILLS MCKENZIEWills Mckenzie and his friends have started using the phrase JUULs are for fools,Ž hoping to dissuade other students from picking up the habit. PHOTO PROVIDED BY WILLS MCKENZIETo inspire others to quit smoking, Wills Mckenzie started a Snapchat group where he posts pictures and videos of destroyed JUUL devices. ON THE and which offers Quit Your Way,Ž a free program to help break nicotine addiction THE BOTTOM LINEWith classes resuming, this is the latest in a series of Back to School stories, examining issues faced by educators, parents and students. After Charlotte pupils had their Friday start to the year, Sarasota County children join them on Monday. HOW IT WORKSA Juul looks like a trendy piece of technology, not a clunky contraption or a mock cigarette like some other e-cigarettes. The device is about as long as a palm of a hand. Its thinner than an iPhone and weighs even less. To use it, a person simply snaps on a pod filled with nicotine liquid and inhales. Each pod contains 5 percent nicotine, as much as a pack of cigarettes. The salt-based nicotine liquid delivers a more satisfying hit than freebase nicotine, which most other e-cigarettes use, without becoming harsh on the throat. „ Source: CNBC SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOToo cool for JUUL Is e-cigarette use on the rise among local students? By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERTraf“ c citations across Southwest Florida have been decreasing in recent years, while crashes are on the rise, according to data from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. However, local law enforcement agencies say those numbers dont necessarily correlate, and they dont tell the whole story. The DHSMV data for Charlotte County shows a drop in civil and criminal citations from 15,418 in 2016 to 13,352 in 2017 „ a decrease of approximately 15 percent. Likewise, in Sarasota County, citations dropped from 59,721 to 52,389, or about 12 percent. Crashes for Charlotte County jumped from 2,721 in 2016 to 2,780 in 2017, according to Floridas Integrated Report Exchange System (FIRES), while Sarasota crashes increased from 6,571 to 6,624. Those numbers are low estimates, as FIRES only reports certain types of crashes, according to Punta Gorda Police Department Spokesperson Lt. Dylan Renz. Renz tallied the departments own numbers, coming up with an average of 59 crashes per month this year, compared to just 50 per month last year. Citations and warnings did have a drop last year, from an average of 479 per month to just 403 per month, but this year he says the department is at an average of 568 per month. There does not appear to be any clear correlation between the decrease in citations and warnings in 2017 and the increase in traf“ c crashes,Ž Renz said. Traffic education trumps ticketing, local authorities sayTRAFFIC | 4 JUUL | 4By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERDozens of local votes cast have been rejected during past election years in Charlotte and Sarasota counties. When voters signatures written on mail-in ballots do not match their signatures on “ le at the elections of“ ces, their votes can be rejected. Though it doesnt happen often, the Supervisor of Elections for both counties are advising the public to update their signatures with them. Thats something for voters to certainly consider ... if their signature has changed at all,Ž said Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner. More than 40 votes were rejected in Charlotte County and almost 200 in Sarasota County in 2016 for both the primary and general elections. At most, its a 1-in-1,000 chance a voters signature will be rejected for their mail-in ballot. This only applies to mail-in voter ballots, as identi“ cation is checked for in-person voters. Signatures at the in-person polls are matched to the voters drivers license, and not the signature on “ le. However, a non-matching signature isnt the be-all-end-all of a vote. When a signature is rejected, we mail the voter a cure form,Ž said Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis. The voter has until 5 p.m. the day before the election to provide an updated signature to cure the mismatch in both counties. This cure form, the DS-DE 139, was not available until 2016, but has shown a signi“ cant improvement since 2014 in rectifying a non-identical signature in Sarasota County, reducing rejected votes by 21 and 52 percent for the primary and general elections, respectively, since Dont lose your voteAny signature updates are due this weekVOTE | 4


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While their platforms and stances may be similar, Yates stated she believes the differences with Buchanan comes down to their relationship with constituents. We may want the same goals but its how you get there „ and having the background I do and being involved on the city and state level and seeing whats concerning to representatives and concerns to others,Ž she said. My goal is how do we verge that, how do we get the goal accomplished. Its fair to say every one wants the same things (for example, everyone wants) economic growth. Its how we get there and I will not compromise on peoples rights.Ž Yates, 54, has been on the City Commission for almost eight years. She has lived in North Port for 12 years and is married with one daughter and three grandchildren. James Buchanan, 36, sold real estate in the county before opening his own brokerage “rm in 2010 called Buchanan Realty. He is running after he lost the District 72 election for state representative in February 2018. His father is U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, who holds the District 16 congressional seat in Florida. He is married with one daughter. While he has had property in District 74, he closed on a house in the district in July and said he will be moving into the Nokomis residence. Nicholas Trolli was also running for District 74 but dropped out of the race June 15. Yates and Buchanan both decided to run after current District 74 Rep. Julio Gonzalez announced his run for U.S. Congress. Gonzalez announced his run for Congress when U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, who currently holds the seat, announced his retirement. District 74 covers Sarasota County, including Sarasota, Osprey, Venice, Nokomis, North Port and the SarasotaCounty portion of Englewood. At previous debates, Buchanan and Yates have stuck with concise platforms: for Yates, the Three EsŽ and for Buchanan, focusing on the two growing demographics in the state: school-aged children and the elderly. Yates three Es stand for economy, education and environment. For education, she specifically shifted her focus on skilled labor training. As far as the education system, workforce training unfortunately has gone to the wayside with the push for (four-year college) degrees and not everyone is designed to that or desire to that,Ž she said. And weve failed to put an emphasis to expose the youth to skilled trade. Were facing a severe de“cit with the baby boomers retiring. Many of the key trades will be suffering, so we need to put those vocational programs for K-12 as well as encourage people to have accessibility to the programs.Ž Both Yates and Buchanan spoke on the importance of the environment, speci“cally looking at the recent red tide and algae blooms escaping from Lake Okeechobee. Thats an issue Im pretty passionate about,Ž said Buchanan, who has worked with Sarasota Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, said.  the end of the day we want those minds (at Mote) involved. A lot of red tide, the algae blooms „ its from enrichment in the water with run off, septic tanks. Theyre doing the reservoir, I think that will help. Some of the steps weve taken locally (such as saying) theres certain months of the year you cant fertilize, doing some of the septic tanks (have helped). People come down here for the water, the environment and we need to take care of that.Ž Both candidates took some issue with the recent school safety bill passed after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The bill would require gun owners to be 21 years old, which Buchanan believed should be kept at 18 years old. I think theres nothing more important than making sure these kids feel safe and secure, so I think its important and something needed to be done,Ž Buchanan said. I think parts of that bill I really strongly agree with but other parts I do believe shouldnt be there and may even be unconstitutional. If someone can serve their country, they should be able to purchase a “rearm and that should be changed. Thats probably the main aspect of that bill (I disagree with).Ž And Yates said the school safety plan, which has a oneway entrance, could be dangerous if a shooting does occur. The bill that was passed, no I dont not think it is going to keep our schools safe,Ž she said. I think it was a very emotional reaction obviously to the situation at hand. On the surface it may look like its going to help, but Im concerned. Theres a onepoint entry where theyre putting the kids, teachers, staff and everyone where theyre sitting ducks. Having a fenced in facility, how are “rst responders going to get in when they need help? Thats a lockdown; its almost like a prison environment.Ž Early voting begins Aug. 18. To vote in person, visit the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Of“ce, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 guardians and drugprevention groups fear the USB-shaped de vice and variety of vapor ”avors „ including cool mintŽ and fruit medleyŽ „ could promote use not only among under-age students but on school campuses, as well. Because it is so discrete, it is easy to use undetected. So, our caution to parents is to be aware of these devices and talk with their teens about risks of using,Ž said Executive Director of Drug Free Charlotte, Diane Ramseyer. JUUL cartridges still contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Research is indicating that a growing number of teens who use an electronic device, such as JUUL, move on to tobacco or marijuana. The ”avorful options for vaping are attractive to youth, and those who are not already smoking.Ž With this device relatively new to the market, local law enforcement and school of“cials cannot conclusively say if use is actually on the rise among underage children. This past year, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce reported 20 to 25 JUUL-related citations in schools, according to Public Information Of“cer, Katie Heck. CCSO issued just over 40 smoking citations to minors in the 2017-18 school year „ including both combustible and non-combustible products. The Punta Gorda Police Department, which employs the Student Resource Of“cers at Charlotte High School and Punta Gorda Middle School, revealed very few run-ins with JUUL devices on campus. Our of“cers keep on top of these kinds of trends and know what they are looking for should they come across them,Ž said PGPDs Public Information Of“cer, Lt. Dylan Renz. Students and former students, however, have reported frequently seeing the device in use on campus and admitted to using JUUL themselves. Because sheriff and police records only re”ect minors caught with tobacco or nicotine products, the number of students smoking on campus could be higher. Data from CCPS on other types of smoking infractions was not available. In Sarasota County, devices like JUUL also pose more of an on-campus problem than combustible cigarettes. According to the Sarasota County Health Department, 3.3 percent of students aged 11-17 reported using e-cigarettes on school property in 2016 compared to only 0.5 percent using cigarettes. That same year, 25 percent of students admitted to trying electronic vaping at least once. Ive seen students using them on campus a few times,Ž said CHS graduate and former JUUL user, Wills Mckenzie. I graduated in 2017 and JUULs didnt get popular until this year, but I would see Snapchats every day of students using them in the bathrooms during class. It was scary watching the evolution.Ž Vaping was so popular at Lake Brantley High in the Orlando area that the subject was featured on two pages of its yearbook published in May including photos illustrating the buzzin way to pass the timeŽ and an article headlined Vape Brantley,Ž according to WESH news. That doesnt deter pupils like Mckenzie, who since quitting, has become very active on social media, posting pictures and videos of destroyed JUUL devices in an attempt to convince others to quit. Obviously, I do not desire to use them again and never will, but its been over a month, and I still crave them at random times,Ž he said recently. Its gotten signi“cantly better as time progressed, but it was easily one of the hardest habits Ive had to break.Ž According to the CCPS Code of Student Conduct, smoking or vaping of any kind is prohibited on school grounds. The infraction „ Tobacco Products Violation „ is de“ned by the district as possessing, using, selling, storing, or distributing cigarettes (including EŽ or vapor cigarettes or the like), cigars, snuff, dip, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, tobacco-free cigarettes or incendiary devices.Ž Students caught with any of these items are subject to mandatory con“scation and optional punishment ranging from bus suspension to out-ofschool suspension, per the Code of Conduct. Anyone under 18 will also be referred to law enforcement. Sarasota County schools has also developed similar protocol. The school district convened a committee on e-cigarettes last year with middle and high school administrators and other school leaders. The result: disciplinary action and/ or restorative education as recommended,Ž said SCPS Spokesperson, Tracey Beeker. Other districts have gone much further in their efforts to help control the surge. Detectors scan Plainedge High Schools bathrooms for chemical changes in the air that signal someones vaping. When it senses a change, it alerts administrators at the New Jersey school through a beep on their phones, according to CNBC. Still, education needs to continue as a focus. But perhaps not from Juul, which had offered earlier this year to develop an e-cigarette schools curriculum that was panned after concerns that having its name attached would be more harmful than helpful. We want to be involved, but we dont want to do anything that could be perceived as negative or could actually have the opposite effect,Ž Chief Administrative Of“cer Ashley Goul told CNBC last week. Its a challenging area, and I think that getting advice from experts is the best thing we could be doing.Ž As the national vaping trend continues to rise „ the CDC reports e-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco and/or nicotine product among people under 24 „ Drug Free Charlotte and former JUUL users are among the ones providing the advice: Urging students to avoid the devices. Im the only one that I know of who has remained nicotine-free since we decided to quit together,Ž Mckenzie said. Of the 20 to 30 students we had in our Snapchat group, at least 80 per cent didnt make it two days. It was surprising and Im glad I “nally gathered the willpower to do it.ŽFROM PAGE ONE We do believe that the continued increase in the population, not only within the city limits of Punta Gorda but in Charlotte County and all of Southwest Florida, the record tourism numbers in Florida in 2017, and the increase in the roadways and parking lots that have been annexed into the city in the past several years are primarily responsible for the rise in traf“c crashes.Ž For both the police department and the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce, warnings far exceed the number of actual traf“c citations „ and CCSO Cpl. David Stefanini said he believes warnings, combined with proper education, are more effective. Its a lot easier to write a ticket and walk away, but that doesnt necessarily modify their driving habits and make them understand what they did,Ž he said. According to CCSO, crashes, warnings, and citations have all increased from 2017 to 2018 for the period of Jan. 1 to July 27. Crashes increased by 61, citations by 1,042, and warnings by 4,471. The agency attributes the slight increase in crashes mainly to construction and changing traf“c patterns. Construction on Interstate 75 around Jones Loop Road has made a huge impact, and the roundabout on Edgewater Drive has had its share of sideswipes from people unsure how to navigate it, Stefanini said. In those cases, Stefanini said hed much rather stop someone for crossing a lane they shouldnt have on a roundabout and educate them, than give them a ticket. Tickets tend to make people angry, while the goal of warnings is to gain voluntary compliance.Ž I think people are more receptive when youre a little more kind and gentler with them,Ž Stefanini said. (When someone gets a ticket), they leave there upset because youre adding points to a license, paying a “ne, potentially having to go to court. All those things leave a bitter taste in their mouth. If you write them a warning and get voluntary compliance, you certainly modify their driving habits.Ž In North Port, the police department had a drop in citations in 2016 but went up slightly this year. Public Information Of“cer Josh Taylor said fewer citations could be the result of a shortage in of“cers, but the agency also doesnt necessarily want to give out more tickets. We get a great response from posting hotspots we are patrolling on social media,Ž he said. We want people to know we are out there. Compliance would be much preferred. NPPD is actively launching a Traf“c Unit which will have a primary focus of addressing speeding and traf“c enforcement concerns.Ž The city has seen a steady increase in crashes, which Taylor attributed to a growth in population, cars, and distracted driving. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Greg Bueno said while statistics vary from year to year, FHPs goal is to keep education, both on the road and through classrooms, businesses, and civic groups throughout the community. We do go out there and hold people accountable, issue them a speeding ticket „ of course we do that on a daily basis,Ž he said. But were also trying to change peoples habits, and thats where the education part comes in. Were doing campaigns, statewide campaigns, local campaigns, monthly sometimes weekly. ... At the end of the day, were trying to change behaviors because our ultimate goal is to change peoples lives and stop the volume of crashes that do occur.ŽEmail: aeasker@sun-herald.comTRAFFICFROM PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE TRAFFIC DATA: JAN. 1 JULY 272017 2018 Accidents: 829 Accidents: 890 Warnings: 23,273 Warnings: 27,744 Traffic Citations: 5,008 Traffic Citations: 6,050 Traffic stops: 26,937 Traffic stops: 32,954 „ Source: CCSO PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC DATAYEAR Citations Warnings Citations and Warnings Crashes 2016 1,014 4,728 3,994 (avg. 479/month) 529 (avg. 44/month) 2017 843 3,994 4,837 (avg. 403/month) 603 (avg. 50/month) 2018 683 3,291 3,974 (avg. 568/month) 411 (avg. 59/month) „ Source: PGPD NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC DATAYEAR Citations Crashes 2015 3,508 671 2016 2,868 714 2017 2,968 721 2018 „ 757 „ Source: NPPDTrends in the Prevalence ofTobacco Use National YRBS: 1991—2017 The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)monitors health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9ththrough 12thgrade students in public and private schools throughout the United States. Percentages Trend from 1991–20171 Change from 2015–20172 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017 Ever tried cigarette smoking (even one or two puffs) 70.1 69.5 71.3 70.2 70.4 63.9 58.4 54.3 50.3 46.3 44.7 41.1 32.3 28.9 Decreased 1991—2017 No change1991—1999 Decreased 1999—2017 No change Current cigarette use (on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey) 27.5 30.5 34.8 36.4 34.8 28.5 21.9 23.0 20.0 19.5 18.1 15.7 10 .8 8.8 Decreased 1991—2017 Increased 1991—1997 Decreased 1997—2017 No change Current frequent cigaretteuse (on 20 or more days during the 30 days before the survey) 12.7 13.8 16.1 16.7 16.8 13.8 9.7 9.4 8.1 7.3 6.4 5.6 3.4 2.6 Decreased 1991—2017 Increased 1991—1999 Decreased1999—2017 No change Current daily cigarette use (on all 30 days during the 30 days before the survey) 9.8 10.0 12.2 12.2 12.8 10.3 7.6 7.2 6.1 5.3 4.8 4.0 2.3 2.0 Decreased 1991—2017 Increased 1991—1999 Decreased1999—2017 No change PHOTO PROVIDED BY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANSJuuls are growing in popularity with students. The AAFP reported last week that Juul Labs Inc., which Business Insider magazine says is valued at $15 billion, accounts for almost 70 percent of convenience store e-cigarette sales. The Juul starterŽ kit costs between $35 and $50 on its web site and other places, the magazine reported, and avor pods cost $16 for a pack of four.JUULFROM PAGE 1 2014. If a person doesnt return that af“davit or cure the situation, potentially they will be rejected,Ž Turner said. The “nal word comes from the canvasing board.Ž However, in Charlotte County, the rejected number of votes increased since 2014, by 70 percent for the primary and more than doubling for the general election. As for those who have a particular squiggle or symbol instead of a legible name for their signature, dont fret. Whatever type of signature that is presented just needs to match what is on “le, Turner said. As long as we can tell that thats the persons signature,Ž Turner said. The elections of“ces also compare other signatures if they have more than one for that individual on “le. The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections of“ce can receive updated signatures until 8:30 a.m. Aug. 16. Voters can go to their of“ce, turn in a voter registration, or visit registervote”, where the DMV will send over the latest signature, Turner said. The Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections needs any updated signatures by Aug. 13, before sending out the vote by mail ballots, said public records custodian Lou Spacco. Mail-in voter ballots are due on election day no later than 7 p.m.E-mail: lhardaway@sun-herald.comVOTEFROM PAGE 1 REJECTED VOTES IN SARASOTA COUNTYElection Rejected Total General 2016 98 77,517 Primary 2016 100 37,000 General 2014 207 54,882 Primary 2014 127 25,592 „ Ron Turner, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections REJECTED VOTES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTYElection Rejected Total General 2016 24 35,017 Primary 2016 17 16,965 General 2014 10 28,089 Primary 2014 10 11,825 „ Paul Stamoulis, Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 5LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERSARASOTA „ Visit Sarasota tourist bureau began tracking this past week how the countys tourism industry is affected by the toxic red tide algae blooms. Red tide is having a cost on Sarasota County businesses. The Visit Sarasota tourism bureau sent out surveys to 450 tourist-related Sarasota County businesses asking them whether they were impacted by the ongoing red tide bloom hugging the coast from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. The bureau intends to survey businesses weekly. Of the 450 tourism-related businesses, 77 responded. Ninety percent of the respondents described their businesses as being located within three miles of the Gulf shoreline. Forty percent of the respondents were in the hotel or other lodging businesses. And 90 percent of those respondents described themselves as having sustained some loss, up to six percent, over the seven days compared to the same time period last year. Visit Sarasota, however, didnt quantify how much money was lost. Charlotte Countys tourism bureau conducted a similar survey the week before last, asking if their tourist-related businesses sustained losses during June and July compared to last year. Charlottes 42 respondents reported losing $689,250 compared to last year. Of those respondents, 68 percent said they could document their loses. Motels and other accommodation rental businesses averaged a 46 percent increase in reservation cancellations. Both Sarasota and Charlotte tourism bureaus have posted red tide information and status reports for visitors on their websites and Facebook pages. And they may leave that information posted for a while. Red tide reporting: Unfortunately, the red tide bloom doesnt seem to be loosening its grip on the Gulf shoreline. Mark Timchula „ better known as the Beach GuyŽ for his umbrella and beach rentals on the public Englewood Beach „ had hoped to be back this weekend renting his wares. The red tide with its airborne stench and subsequent “sh kills kept him off the beach for four weeks. He may be looking at a “fth week out of work. On a scale of one to 10, it was a six today,Ž Timchula said Friday. Hes been posting daily video updates of red tide conditions on his Tim ChulaŽ Facebook page. Mote Marine Laboratorys daily beach conditions report at, also noted Friday red tide was stinking up Sarasota County beaches with moderate to intense respiratory irritations reported from Siesta Key south to Manasota Key. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on reported Friday very low to high, but mostly high, concentrations of red tide in 29 water samples collected from Sarasota County. And very low to high concentrations in 13 samples collected from Charlotte County waters.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comSome area tourism businesses seeing red tide losses By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERA new full-body scanner recently purchased by the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce has already stopped an inmate from smuggling drugs into the jail, the agency reported last week. The RadPro SecurPass uses transmission imaging to conduct a virtual body scan, similar to a scanner at the airport. When inmates are booked into the jail, they stand on a platform which moves side-to-side through the scanning device, and a deputy on a nearby computer can see the scans. With training, the deputy can pick out items that should not be there. Incoming inmates frequently attempt to smuggle contraband into the jail,Ž said Major Michael Anderson, corrections bureau commander. Previously, a minor amount of drugs hidden in a body cavity would likely be undetectable by our staff. With the introduction of the SecurPass, we can see the drugs inside the person without a cavity search.Ž Approximately 39 arrests were made last calendar year for introduction of contraband into the jail. Now, suspects coming into the jail will still be patted down and walk through a metal detector, but theyll also slide through the SecurPass device. The $189,000 scanner was paid for by the Inmate Welfare Fund and comes with a “ve-year warranty. The scanner went live on the evening of Aug. 8 and led to a large contraband seizure on Thursday morning. Inmate Ashley Stanton, 29, entered the jail around midnight, arrested on a burglary with battery charge. When she learned of the new body scan procedure, she reportedly objected, citing medical reasons. She was placed in a special cell for monitoring, under the suspicion she was concealing contraband. Stanton soiled herself, requiring a shower, the press release stated. During the shower process, Stanton was allegedly found trying to conceal several baggies of cocaine and suspected ”akka in her soiled clothes. Deputies believe Stanton concealed the bags inside her body, wrapping an ace bandage tightly around her upper thigh and groin area to assist in concealment. She now faces additional felony charges for the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility. Nearly 44 grams of cocaine and suspected ”akka were stopped from entering the jail in the one instance. The drugs could have led to overdoses inside the facility, making the SecurPass an invaluable tool in inmate safety, the press release states. Deputies can also run inmates mattresses, linens, shoes, and other items through the scanner, increasing search capabilities. These body scanners are a great tool and will help ensure our inmates and employees are kept safe by greatly reducing the amount of weapons and contraband brought into our jail,Ž Anderson said. Our message to criminals arrested in Charlotte County is to tell their arresting of“cer about any contraband they are concealing before entering the jail, because we will “nd it.ŽEmail: aeasker@sun-herald.comJail gets full-body scanner to search for contraband PHOTOS PROVIDEDThese are the drugs found in possession of an inmate who refused to be scanned. The new RadPro SecurPass scanner can identify contraband on inmates as they enter the jail. An inmate entering the jail is scanned by the new RadPro SecurPass machine. adno=50538514


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018VIEWPOINTPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth Email letters to OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The race for the of“ce of State Attorney of the 20th Judicial Circuit took a nasty turn for the worse last week when candidate Chris Crowley was charged with a campaign contribution offense and arrested. It was a cheap shot instigated by current State Attorney Stephen Russell, who is pushing Crowleys opponent, Amira Fox, for the job. Even though Russell sent the facts in the case to another jurisdiction to decide whether to “le charges over funds raised through a raf”e „ funds that were returned „ it smacks of a smear campaign. There are many more serious cases where Russells of“ce has failed to “le charges „ including the beating death of Charlotte Correctional Institution inmate Matthew Walker and what witnesses say is an illegal slaughterhouse in Lee County. Fox and Crowley were one-time co-workers in the State Attorneys Of“ce who now seek the top job. Fox, who worked in private practice for 10 years, is Russells hand-picked successor. Crowley, who left in a dispute over his time spent as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, owns his own private law “rm now. The animosity in the race reached its peak Monday when Crowley was of“cially charged with campaign fundraising violations that have lingered for weeks. He turned himself in to authorities and made a plea deal to enter a diversion program to clear his record. When released on bail, he promptly blamed Fox for his arrest and said it was all part of a dirty campaign to beat him. Accusations between Crowley and Fox have ”own back and forth with Crowley charging Fox has taken time away from her duties to campaign the past year. Fox, sometimes through Russell, has dug up claims that Crowley did not work well with others during his time with the SAO and information on the campaign fundraising violations was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Russell asked another judicial district to investigate the claims. The embarrassing „ for Crowley „ episode began when a local group held an event, which included a raf”e, to help Crowley. Crowley did not cash or bank the $670 raised. After he checked with the Florida Elections Commission on the legality of accepting the money, he returned it. That didnt set well with an anonymous guest at that fundraiser who alerted Russell to the problem. Crowley, despite his admission of guilt, said it was all a move by Russell and Fox to make him look bad just a couple of weeks before the Primary Election „ even saying he was asked to drop out of the race. Crowley is a veteran prosecutor who believes the SAO is not doing a good job of prosecuting criminals. He said too many are getting released back into the community „ citing what he said is a prosecution rate of 39 percent, looking at the “scal year 2015-2016. Fox counters that the actual number, after considering multiple charges against one person and placing accused criminals in diversion programs, was actually about 88 percent. Crowley said he would not have “led charges against former Punta Gorda Police Chief Tom Lewis in the accidental shooting death of Mary Knowlton by one of his of“cers. But, he said he would have brought charges against prison guards at Charlotte Correctional Institute in the beating death of inmate Walker. That case brought national attention to CCI when a grand jury failed to return an indictment against any of the guards. A member of that jury later told the Sun newspaper that a prosecutor in Russells of“ce told them it would not be a case they could win. Crowley has pointed the “nger at his opponent, Fox, in that incident and said he may seek to reopen that case. Fox says she is tough on crime and that violent and repeat offenders need to be put away for a long time. She said she has great respect for Russell and believes he has done a “ne job as state attorney, although she did support his opponent when he “rst took of“ce. She is a strong advocate of diversion programs such as drug court and mental health court that attempts to help those with addiction and mental health problems. She prefers those programs and treatment over jail time in hopes the clients can return to a productive life. Fox said working closely with local law enforcement agencies is important and touts the endorsement of “ve local sheriffs in her campaign. The current chief assistant state attorney admits she was one of the prosecutors involved in the Matthew Walker grand jury case but says any comment to jurors regarding the potential outcome of the case would have been inappropriate. We believe both candidates for the state attorneys position are ”awed. The Sun is not making a recommendation in this race.State attorneys race has two candidates HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be in cluded. 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 lette r 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 i n letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun, Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at Further questio ns or information, call 941-681-3003. Post columnist is an apologistEditor: You run editorials by liberal-minded writers (Leonard Pitts and Carl Hiaasen), as well as conservatives (George Will and Rich Lowry). But Marc Thiessen is in a category by himself. His columns should all be titled, An Open Love Letter to Donald Trump.Ž Thiessen takes obsequious apologia to unprecedented levels as he twists logic and reason into unrecognizable forms to defend cult leader, Donny J. Trump. Campaigner Trump once opined that he could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote. Should the president ever carry through on that action, its likely that Thiessen would put out a column the next day, lauding Trump for his bold, decisive action. And complimenting his aim.John R. Butler Port CharlotteStill waiting for positivesEditor: A letter writer tells us to look at all the good things the man child in the White House has done. Every time I see one of these letters I notice one thing, they all tells us to look at what he has done, but none of them list any of these wonderful things. The tax break for him and his millionaire friends does nothing for the middle class, millions lose medical coverage because he has wrecked the Affordable Care Act. He told us that North Korea was no longer a threat, and yet they are still building more nuclear weapons. He tells us that we are no longer the laughing stock of the world, but facts tell us that he is mocked everywhere except Russia. He has told over 4,000 verifiable lies since he was elected, and several more during his campaign. He threatens to shut down the government if we dont pay for the wall, which he said Mexico will pay for. He denies having an affair with a Playboy model even though there is irrefutable proof. He sends in the clown Giuliani to tell us that even if he did collude with Russia it isnt a crime. I am still waiting for a letter that list some of the good things he has done, but Im not holding my breath.Joseph Del Bonis Rotonda WestA wonderful world of catsEditor: I recently had a wonderful visit to the cattery at the Suncoast Humane Society on San Casa Drive. I checked in at the visitor desk, sanitized my hands from a dispenser at the door, and entered a spacious, well-lit, air-conditioned, immaculate world of cats. Most were living in separate stainless steel houses.Ž I wont call them cages. Each house had water and food containers, a stainless-steel litter pan and a soft blanket. A tag on each door gives the name, age, sex and breed of the cat. In the center of the room was a large screened Enrichment CenterŽ “lled with toys and a series of climbing ladders and platforms where the housed cats were given an opportunity to individually exercise and play. They had just been fed, and many were sleeping, a few were snuggled under the blankets. Some kittens were playing together in a larger screened enclosure and several ”oor catsŽ were loose on benches or sleeping on a series of open shelves reached by climbing ladders. These cats remain unenclosed 24/7 and peacefully coexist throughout the room. The array of colors, stripes, spots, patches and sizes on long and short coats provide a selection for everyone wanting to adopt a forever pet which is spayed or neutered, immunized, and micro-chipped. The room is staffed with caring, knowledgeable volunteers from our community and deserve your support. Donations of supplies and money are gratefully accepted and appreciated. Check it out, youll like what you see.Ed N. White Rotonda WestConcessions hogging Stump Pass spotsEditor: Stump Pass State Park is a delightful little gem, or at least it was until the red tide hit. Located at the southern tip of Manasota island, the park is full of wildlife, shells and fishing. It is also a great spot to launch a kayak to fish and view the wildlife, or it was until the people who manage the park decided that concessionaires should be given space to set up their business and to have parking for their customers. The park has 58 parking spots, but at least eight of them have been given to the concessionaire and many more are used by the customers. Hooked on SUP (the concessionaire) offers lessons, rentals, sales and tours. They have a small building occupying a couple of the parking spots, several more are reserved for gear, and at least three more spots are reserved for employees. Nice, sweetheart deal „ maybe I could get a couple of spots to set up a food truck or a used paddleboard lot. I used to get up early in the morning, bring my kayak and fish near the mangroves, but SUP has hogged the best launching area and parking spots. Except for money, I am not sure why Florida state park administrators have decided that this tiny park needs concessionaires. There is also a huge dock, only usable by park personnel, that also sits unused. There has been a considerable amount of money spent on this park for public facilities. It is a shame that the prime beneficiary of this infrastructure is a private business. I did not think this was the mandate of the state park system of Florida.Richard Harshman VeniceOnly the best leaving Charlotte?Editor: I am a Charlotte County public school teacher who is offended by the spoken words of Geri Waksler, a candidate for the CCPS School Board District 1. How degrading and hurtful are Mrs. Waklsers words to those of us who dedicate, with total devotion, ourselves to educating the children of our community. Geri Waksler stated, Neighboring counties arent taking our bad teachers, theyre taking our good teachers.Ž Also stating that, If youre losing your best teachers, the quality of education is going to go down.Ž How dare you, Geri Waksler, insult and degrade the teachers of CCPS? How dare you campaign to represent me as a School Board member when you already think those of us who remain teachers and devote ourselves to doing the best we can for our children, are bad teachers. How do you, Mrs. Waksler, determine the good from the bad that you speak of? You, Geri Waksler, should be ashamed of yourself. Voting no for Waksler on Aug. 28.Donna Yannias Punta Gorda


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 7Scholars have already debated for decades, and will debate for centuries, the role U.S. policies „ military, diplomatic, economic „ played in bringing the Cold War to endgame and the Soviet Union to extinction. One milestone was Ronald Reagans 1983 Strategic Defense Initiative proposal, a technological challenge that could not be met by a Soviet economy already buckling under the combined weight of military spending and socialisms ignorance. But before SDI there was Ocean Venture 81, initiated by Reagan as president-elect. The protracted strategy, of which this enormous operation „ 15 nations navies, 250 ships, more than 1,000 aircraft „ was a harbinger, came to be referred to by some Soviets as the Lehman strategy.Ž In Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea,Ž John Lehman, a Navy aviator who was secretary of the Navy during Reagans first six years, explains the Navys role in the forward strategyŽ that implemented Reagans Cold War policy. Reagan explained the policy when asked about it in 1977: We win and they lose, what do you think of that?Ž Among Reagans early actions „ in addition to reinstating the MX missile and B-1 bomber programs that President Carter had suspended „ was to increase by 11 percent Carters fiscal 1981 Navy budget, and increasing by 15 percent the fiscal 1982 request. By 1980, there was rough nuclear parity, and the Soviets, with 280 divisions, had superiority of land forces. Reagan campaigned on building the U.S. Navy to 600 ships and using it for purposes beyond merely keeping sea lanes open to deliver supplies for land forces. Those purposes included signaling U.S. confidence and ambition „ what Lehman calls a combat-credible forward naval presenceŽ „ in order to ratchet up psychological pressure on Soviet leaders. So, in the autumn of Reagans first year, Ocean Venture 81 surged U.S. naval power into what the Soviet Union had considered its maritime domain, especially the Norwegian and Barents Seas. (And eventually under the Arctic ice pack, where the Soviets had hoped to hide nuclear ballistic missile submarines.) By dispersing Ocean Venture 81 ships when Soviet satellites were overhead, the arrival of a large flotilla in northern waters was an unnerving surprise for Moscow. This transformativeŽ operation, Lehman writes, came as a thunderclap to the Soviets, who had never seen such a NATO exercise on their northern doorstep.Ž In preceding years,Ž he says, during the hopeful pursuit of detente and arms control by Presidents Ford and Carter, such robust NATO activity would have been unthinkable, as provocative to the Soviets.Ž Provocation was a risk worth running, but a real risk: The Soviets were particularly fearful of being attacked under cover of a forward U.S. exercise. Why? Because their own doctrine was to use military exercises to mask surprise invasions,Ž as with Poland in 1981. Soviet doctrines central concept was a high-speed offensive launched (against NATO) under the cover of military exercises in East Germany and Czechoslovakia.Ž Lehman says that in 1986, with Mikhail Gorbachev inching crabwise toward acknowledging the Soviet U nions terminal sclerosis, the most delicate period of the Reagan naval strategy began.Ž Reagan would continue to deploy and demonstrate the multiplying American military pro“ciencies, but would avoid a triumphalism that might provoke an anti-Gorbachev coup by the humiliated Soviet military. By the end of 1986, with the Soviets having learned that they could not interfere with U.S. aircraft carriers operating in Norwegian fjords, the Soviet general staff told Gorbachev that they could not defend the nations northern sector without tripling spending on naval and air forces there. Thus did the Cold War end because Reagan rejected the stale orthodoxy that the East-West military balance was solely about conventional land forces in central Europe, so NATOs sea power advantage was of secondary importance. Todays naval problems posed by a rising China, particularly in the South China sea, are unlike the problem of hastening the Soviet decline. Todays U.S. ships are more capable than ever, but too few for comfort, as Lehmans reader will realize when they consider what only the Navy can do. In the movie A Few Good Men,Ž a furious Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) exclaimed to his courtroom tormentors „ Navy officers „ words that are actually true regarding almost all civilians in this age of complex professional military establishments configured for myriad and rapidly evolving threats: You have no idea how to defend a nation.Ž Lehmans book is a rare window on that world, and a validation of the axiom that if you want peace, prepare for war. George Wills email address is georgewill@ WEEK IN REVIEW George WILLColumnist The old axiom: If you want peace, prepare for war This week a New York man, Carlos Bayon, was arrested after leaving threatening messages for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., promising to go after their families and feed them lead.Ž When police raided his home, they found 200 rounds of ammunition as well receipts for an assault rifle and handgun and books with titles such as How to create a foolproof new identity,Ž Middle Eastern Terrorist Bomb DesignsŽ and Silent But Deadly,Ž instructions for making homemade silencers. This is the same Steve Scalise who barely survived an assassination attempt last year when James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer, fired at least 70 rounds in his attack on Republicans practicing on an Alexandria, Va., field for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Scalise was shot in the hip, spent weeks in the ICU, and had to undergo multiple surgeries. Its worth keeping these incidents in mind as we listen to the rising chorus of warnings that the presidents irresponsible attacks on the media will result in violence. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta recently tweeted, Im very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt.Ž And New York Times columnist Bret Stephens warned, We are approaching a day when blood on the newsroom floor will be blood on the presidents hands.Ž Lets pray something so awful never comes to pass. But by that standard, the blood on the Alexandria field was blood on the Democrats hands. Before shooting Scalise, Hodgkinson joined Facebook groups such as Join the Resistance Worldwide,Ž Terminate the Republican Party,Ž and The Road To Hell Is Paved With Republicans.Ž He posted that Trump is a TraitorŽ and Republicans are the Taliban of the USA.Ž Where did he get the idea to compare Republicans to terrorists? Well, just to give one example: During the 2016 campaign, Clinton compared Republicans to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, declaring, Now, extreme views on women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who dont want to live in the modern world, but its a little hard to take from Republicans.Ž And Bayon, the man who threatened Scalise and McMorris Rogers, was reportedly driven to rage over Trumps border policies. Many Americans were outraged by the horrific policy of family separation, but it is inexcusably irresponsible for those such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to compare Trumps policies with those of Nazi Germany and the detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border to Hitlers concentration camps. It isnt difficult to imagine how an unbalanced mind could be influenced by overheated rhetoric by people in positions of authority. Lets be clear: No individual, Democrat or Republican, is responsible for the violent actions of a deranged person. But we are all collectively responsible for creating the climate of hatred that is permeating our politics today. Those who call Republicans Nazis and terrorists, and call Trump supporters deplorablesŽ who didnt like black people getting rightsŽ are just as guilty of feeding this climate of hate as those who call journalists the enemy of the people.Ž Heres an idea: If we are really concerned that the state of our political discourse is going to get someone killed, then maybe people on both sides should cut it out. Ive been outspoken in my criticism of those on the right who engage in divisive rhetoric. It would be nice if voices on the left would do the same on their side. Journalists are not the enemy of the people,Ž and dont deserve to be called such. But while they express understandable outrage over being labeled enemies, they should also be doing a better job of calling out Democrats who compare Republicans to our actual enemies. Because demonizing our fellow Americans is not only wrong and dangerous when Republicans are the ones doing the demonizing. Marc A. Thiessen is a Washington Post columnist.Democrats have demonized our fellow Americans, too Marc THIESSENColumnist Havesomethingtosell?Sellitintheclassifieds!Call941-429-3110. Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? STARTING AT $25,100!! 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners Aug. 5: Game 1: 1-CW Clark, Ira Hudson; 2-Fran Smith, John Branscome; 3-Dave Heder, John Seaman. Game 2: 1-Ira Hudson, George Holl; 2-John Branscome, John Seaman; 3-Donna Branscome, Tommie Holl.American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners Aug. 6: 1-Ann Beers, 4650; 2-Bucky Jacques, 3620; 3-Jean Finks, 3440; 4-Miki Stoudt, 3390.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners: Aug. 4: Jay Oberlander, 5270; Trudy Riley, 4880; Connie Oberlander, 4080; Bill Kutschman, 4050.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Mahjong winners: Aug. 2: Table 1: Toni Trezise, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Cindy Robertson, Doris Marlin; Table 3: Barb Polisar, Merry Davine. Aug. 7: Table 1: Bea Oram, Toni Trezise; Table 2: Carole Drake, Merry Davine; Table 3: Linda Paholsky, Doreen Foster; Table 4: Marie Devlin, Roselee (no last name given). € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Aug. 8: Bob Labossiere, 18; John McPherson, 14; Frank White, 13; Ed Mielke, 10; Bea Cook, 10; Sharon Liotta, 10. € Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 2: 1-Pat Betts, Randy Wentworth; 2-Diana and Warren Prince; 3-Dave Johnson, Sharon Redmond. Aug. 7: 1-Helen Sullivan, Anny Poveromo; 2-Bill Vigneault, Warren Prince; 3-Bob Mohrbacher, Elizabeth Wood.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners Aug. 3: Judith Howell, 177; Bev MacMahon, 177. € Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 8: all tied for “rst: Bob and Jackie Whitaker; Arlene and Ray Rothhaar; Jim and Laurie Druyor.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Aug. 8: Paul Headrick, 1305; Gary Sblendorio; 1103; Jim Conway; 1077. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners: Aug. 3: Paul Headrick, 1342; Gary Sblendorio, 1162; Kathy Garbowicz, 1049. € Monday Night Bridge winners: Aug. 6: 1-David Beard, 3930; 2-Dee Weisenberg, 3690; 3-Helen Witzke, 3330.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Aug. 3: 1-Marlene Warburton; 2-Carol Fisher. Aug. 8: 1-Judy Mau; 2-Lucy Schmidt.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners: Aug. 1: Ernie Kamaitis, 5730; Jay Oberlander, 5610; Barbara Allore, 5330; Dee Weisenberg, 4450.PGI€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug. 6: 1Laurie and Jim Druyor; (tie) 1-Lois Olsen, Jane Stenberg.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Bridge winners: Aug. 3: Virginia Clayton, 6260; Lila Jameson, 4540; Blanche Thum, 4100; Connie Oberlander, 4090.Twin Isles Country Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 8: 1-Joanne Ryder, Kathy Strayton; 2-Marcia Ling, Susan Baird; 3-Joan Shute, Barbara Clay. Aug. 9: 1-Joanne Ryder, Susan Baird; 2-Katie Costello, Sharon Gro. Want to add your group? Email for details. WINNERS CIRCLE WEEKLY RECORD BIRTHDAYS William Arroyo, U.S. Navy Petty Of“cer 1st Class, repairs machines on a guided missile destroyer in Spain to help keep the ship moving. But he didnt move forward into that role without lessons he learned in Port Charlotte. Arroyo graduated from Charlotte High School in 2000, and is now serving in the Navy and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross,Ž according to a press release last week from the U.S. Navy Of“ce of Community Outreach. Lessons from growing up in Port Charlotte that Ive applied to my Navy career are communication aspects, being approachable and personable, making connections and basically being a good person,Ž said Arroyo in the press release. Networking from a young age has really bene“ted me now.Ž Arroyo was selected as the Sailor of the Year for the USS Ross. My dad is now retired from 30-plus years in the Army as a sergeant major,Ž he said.  I saw how the structure of my dads life was taken care of; being able to travel, we always had food and a place to stay. I wanted that for myself and my family.Ž The destroyer that Arroyo is on, along with a few others, are also carrying out missions to support the security of Europe. According to the NATO website, many countries have, or are trying to develop, ballistic missiles. The ability to acquire these capabilities does not necessarily mean there is an immediate intent to attack NATO, but that the alliance has a responsibility to take any possible threat into account as part of its core task of collective defense,Ž the Navy release states. Spain is beautiful, but the schedule is not for everyone, Arroyo said in the release. Were forward deployed, but this has still been the best duty Ive had in my career so far. The operational tempo is so high, but its worth it. My wife loves it, my son plays sports. It just seems more friendly and personal here. And the ability to travel around Europe is the best.Ž Fundraiser car wash today The Port Charlotte Bandits cheerleaders are holding a car wash fundraiser today. The car wash will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Peachland of“ce of Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 24163 Peachland Blvd. in Port Charlotte. There is a $5 minimum for each wash. Donations in any amount are also appreciated. For more information, call 941-815-5890. Sunrise Kiwanis launches satellite club The Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte Sunrise will hold an inaugural monthly meeting of a satellite club on Aug. 28. The meeting of Sunrise Kiwanis Club, Too, is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Buffalo Wings & Rings, 1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, according to a press release from Kiwanis Port Charlotte Sunrise. Satellite clubs are extensions of established Kiwanis clubs and are designed for people who are unable to attend weekly meetings, but want to make a difference locally in meaningful ways. It will present an opportunity for hands-on service projects, socializing and networking with like-minded people, according to the press release. Members of the satellite club will enjoy all the bene“ts of membership in Kiwanis while providing more ”exibility.Ž Sunrise Kiwanis projects include Shoes For Kids, Just1Book and the annual Duck Race & KidFest. The club sponsors Service Leadership Programs (SLP) at area schools including: Key Club at Port Charlotte High and Florida Southwestern Collegiate High; Builders Club at Murdock Middle, Port Charlotte Middle and Charlotte Preparatory, and K Kids at Charlotte Prep. With more Kiwanis members, these SLPs could be expanded to additional schools, according to the release. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks will be provided and no reservation is needed to attend. For information call 941-661-2345. Compiled by Andrea Praegitzer. Email News of Note and JPEG photos to apraegitzer@sun-herald. comNavy officer applies local lessons to NATO mission PHOTO PROVIDEDU.S. Navy Petty Ocer 1st Class William Arroyo NEWS OF NOTEANDREA PRAEGITZER COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAYFellowship Sun Srvs, FC Srvs-8:30&10:30 a.m. @ FC Worship Ctr. 140 Rot.Blvd.W. Come hear Pastor Garry & FC Praise Band in both srvs. 475-7447 Am.Leg.110 Breakfast, Canteen is open for Breakfast 9-11. Open to the Public AMVETS 2000 Special, BEST Breakfast in Town a large menu to choose from, only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Eagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Road. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. CONTACT Each week in Sundays Sun we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at sdennis@sun-herald. com. Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. Happy 70th birthday to Bill Chisholm on his special day, Aug. 18.A multi-car crash on I-75 closed all northbound lanes Saturday morning. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Of“ce reported the collision occurred at 9:35 a.m. at the Jacaranda Boulevard exit in Venice. Two vehicles and a semi-truck were involved in the incident and SCSO responded to assist Florida Highway Patrol in traf“c redirection. Containment of a fuel leak from the truck, according to Lieutenant Greg Bueno from FHP, was the main cause of the lane blockage. The Florida Department of Transportation reported traf“c was backed up to the River Road exit as debris was being cleared. There were no life-threatening injuries and I-75 NB was reopened shortly after 12:30 p.m, according to FHP.Traffic enforcements CHARLOTTE COUNTY „ Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce will increase traf“c enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: € Winchester Boulevard Top crash locations: € Veterans Boulevard and Murdock Circle € Veterans Boulevard and Kings Highway € U.S. 41 and Harborview Road/Edgewater Drive € I-75 and Jones Loop Road € I-75 and Duncan Road The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Michelle Victoria Miller, 41, 500 block of Alta Vista Drive, Englewood. Charges: use of false ID adversely affects another, trespassing on property other than structure or conveyance, fraud-impersonation „ use/possess ID of another person without consent, and petty theft 1st degree property $100 to under $300. Bond: $14,000. € Alexander Stewart Molineux, 31, 11000 block of Vanessa Ave., Englewood. Charges: failure of defendant on bail to appear on misdemeanor and two underlying charges. Bond: $8,500. € Cory Alexander Vanausdall, 22, 4300 block of Placida Road, Englewood. Charges: two counts of failure to appear and two underlying charges. Bond: $3,000. € Isaiah Jeremy Capron, 21, of Bowling Green, Fla. Charges: failure to appear and underlying charge. Bond: none. € David Gabriel Roberson, 21, of Arcadia. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $2,000. € Tammie Lynn Reiss, 58, of Sarasota. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Matthew Blake Lang, 28, 1600 block of Abscott St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, violation of probation or community control, operation of a motor vehicle without a valid license and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. € Nina Lin McGuinness, 36, 100 block of Salem Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $7,500. € Theodore Isonga Campbell, 49, Larizzo St., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: $7,500. € Brandon Michael Barker, 23, 3100 block of Brooklyn Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,500. € Jorge Luis Guzman Vasquez, 34, of Glenwood Springs, CO. Charge: possession of cocaine and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $8,500. € Desiree Michelle Schultz, 37, 80 block of North Main Gulf Rd., Englewood. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, DUI and possession of cocaine. Bond: $6,000. € Tony Leemanuel Earl Blanding, 23, of Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of under 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $3,000. € Jeremy Miranda, 28, 23400 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: € Christopher William Windbigler, 44, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charges: three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $19,000. € Jason Burke Baltrus, 31, 2100 block of Heron Lake Dr., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery on officer, firefighter or EMT, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $8,500. Florida Highway Patrol reported the following arres t: € Keith Allen Hutchens, 51, of Fort Myers. Charge: failure to obey police and fire department officials. Bond: none. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Kenneth Carter Jr., 41, 4500 block of Ulman Ave., North Port. Charges: possession of methamphetamines and contempt of court (original charge: violation injunction against protection for domestic violence). Bond: $26,500. € Robert Lemay, 27, 500 block of Argus Lane, Venice. Charges: two Charlotte County issued warrants for two counts of violation of probation (original charges: sudden snatching with no weapon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription). Bond: none. € Diana Morello, 33, 300 block of Gulf Drive, Venice. Charges: two counts of fleeing or eluding police with disregard for public safety, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Bond: $15,240. € Elias Moss, 21, 300 block of N Oxford Drive, Englewood. Charge: possession or use of narcotics equipment. Bond: $500. € Francisco Ortega-Ayala, 28, 100 block of Van Dyck Drive, Nokomis. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. € Eleazar Perez-Garcia, 57, 300 block of S Tamiami Trail, Venice. Charge: contempt of court (original charge: DUI). Bond: $10,000. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrests: € Samuel Cage II, 49, 900 block of W Hiawatha St., Tampa. Charges: grand theft of a vehicle, fraud through giving an officer a false ID, possession of marijuana and possession or use of narcotics equipment. Bond: $3,000. € Santos Maldonado-Reyes, 26, 8800 block of San Pablo Ave., North Port. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $120. € Juanita Moyer, 44, 8400 block of San Pablo Ave., North Port. Charge: Charlotte County issued warrant for contempt of court (original charge: use or possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: $2,500. The Venice Police Department reported the following arrests: € Ashley Reid, 30, 600 block of Briarwood Road, Venice. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $500. € Melissa Warman, 34, 1000 block of Capri Isle Blvd., Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Š Compiled by Kayla Gleason, Anne Easker and Lauren CoffeyCops: I-75 collision causes lane closureThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. POLICE BEAT Charlotte County marriage licenses: € Diane Elizabeth Brown of Cape Coral, and Thomas James Loring of Cape Coral € Jonathan Michael Dickerson of Murrieta,Calif., and Christina Sho Natividad of Murrieta, Calif. € Dana Erin Cook of Port Charlotte, and Brian Todd Corso of Port Charlotte € Jessica Nichole Callison of Punta Gorda, and Jeffery James Howard Parker of Punta Gorda € Vincent Tricarico of Rotonda West, and Grace Pipitone of Rotonda West € Rosaura Landin of Port Charlotte, and James Wesley Shafer of Port Charlotte € Jeffrey Michael Christian King of North Port, and Felicia Lynette Strother of North Port € Cordel Tenisa Hylton of Lehigh Acres, and Kevoy Dane Smikle of Lehigh Acres € Jammie Sue Marino of Port Charlotte, and Lawrence Calvin Denny of Port Charlotte € Eddie Angel Howard of Port Charlotte, and Carlie Cheyenne Bruno of Port Charlotte € Tanya Lane Webster of Port Charlotte, and Nathaniel Alan Lee of Port Charlotte € Tim Joe Szymcek of Punta Gorda, and Ngan Ngoc Thao Doan of Punta Gorda Charlotte County divorces: € Arthur J.Brew v. L. Mary Brew € Michelle Lucretia Burton v. Charles Lemont Burton € Michelle A.Drees v. Deborah Jean Archer € Christine Duncan v. Joseph Duncan € Clinton Edward Dygert v. Gloria Jean Dygert € Kristen Alicia Fristed v. Thomas A. Hudzik € Derrick Kane v. Tammy Kane € Teresa Diane McGuire v. Paul Andrew Newton € Victor Thomas Sage v. Janet Leslie Sage € Jennifer Rose Sanders v. Damien Joseph Mosser € Iryna Strilka v. Joseph M. Strilka € Jennifer P. Thomas v. Rebecca L. Clem-Thomas € Cory Lee Tyson v. Nadine Marie Tyson € William Scott Wolcott v. Dru Wolcott Bethany L. Walden, Au.D.American Board Certi“ ed Doctor of AudiologyCharlotte Hearing Center, Inc. Central Plaza West21216 Olean Blvd., Ste. 4 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 766-8886 adno=50538676 € Diabetic Care € Foot Pain € Foot Surgery € Heel Pain Same Day Appointments 941-613-1919 3191 Harbor Blvd. Unit D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 adno=50538499 COMPLETE FOOT CARE Dr. Michael Metyk Podiatric Surgery


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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERASSISTANT EDITORPunta Gorda Airport hit its millionth passenger mark earlier than ever before. The airport announced Friday it hit the milestone in July. That previously hasnt happened within just the “rst seven months of a year. In 2017, the millionth passenger mark was hit in October. Our potential growth has been compared with St. Pete Clearwater as they are tracking a few years ahead of us in terms of passenger numbers and Allegiant destinations,Ž said Kaley Miller, spokesperson for Punta Gorda Airport. Since Allegiant Travel Companys commercial service began in 2007, about 6 million passengers have traveled through Punta Gorda Airport. Allegiant is currently the airports only commercial carrier. And now the airport said its Allegiants fourth biggest operation.Ž There are usually six to nine Allegiant Airbus A320s stationed there based on the season. This is another milestone for PGD, and it demonstrates the success of our low-cost airport model,Ž said John W. Parish, CEO of Punta Gorda Airport. As an airport we strive for continued improvements in customer service, logistics and ef“ciencies „ all while keeping costs low so Allegiant can pass savings down to their customers.Ž Passenger traf“c in July of 2017, compared to July of this year increased 24.5 percent, according to the airport. With the continued growth, Punta Gorda Airport has tried to reduce wait times at security checkpoints. A “fth TSA lane will likely come online by October or November as the airport gears up for busy season. Promotions offering passengers coffee as an incentive for arriving early to reduce waits, may also be repeated throughout the year, according to Miller. The airports commercial airline traf“c growth is encouraging, along with the continued growth of the general aviation community, ”ight schools and business development on site,Ž the release states.Punta Gorda Airport hits passenger milestone early By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITERSARASOTA „ As the school year approaches, the Sarasota County School district has “nalized its plans for school bus routes. The routes for the 2018-19 school year were determined over the past weekend, according to Sarasota County Schools Spokesperson Kelsey Whealy. Around 225 buses on 950 routes will be on the road Monday morning. This years numbers are just under the 2017-18 school year, when there were 250 buses and 1,000 routes. The district may add some routes, Wheatley said, as kids are still being enrolled in the school system. Students may enroll even after the of“cialŽ start of school. With the start of busing twice a day, drivers should be careful during the start and end of school times. The Sarasota County School district has tips for drivers on its website, www.sarasotacounty Drivers should also stop when approaching a bus with flashing lights and stop signs out. In the state of Florida, if the bus is on a divided four-lane road with or without a barrier in the median, vehicles behind the bus need to stop, while those in the opposite lane may continue with caution. In all other situations, drivers need to stop on either side of the bus. Parents can check bus route and stop information at and clicking departments for more on transportation.Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comSarasota schools finalize school years bus routes By ALEXANDRA HERRERASTAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ With the start of school quickly approaching Monday, North Port Police are asking drivers to be cautious when they head out. With “ve elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and two charter schools in North Port, there are 21 school zones with reduced speeds where drivers should uses extra caution. The school zones are spread out around town, and include several main roads. According to North Port Police spokesperson Josh Taylor there are one to four school zones around each school in the city. Those posted zones also have different operational hours that are in effect during school days. Taylor said that, on Monday morning, school zone lights will be ”ashing and operational, and drivers need to slow down to 15 miles per hour. School zones will be active twice a day in the city. In the morning they start as early as 7 a. m.and run as late as9:30 a.m.,Ž Taylor said. In the afternoon, some zones start as early as 2:45 p.m. and run as late as 4:30 p.m. Its important for drivers to be alert because those school zones start at different times,Ž Taylor said. The National Safety Council also recommends parents dont double park at schools because it blocks visibility for both vehicles and kids. Parents should also not load or unload students at a place where they would have to cross a street to get to school. One other tip from the NSC is to carpool to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Drivers should also be mindful of crosswalks and school crossing guards Monday morning. The NSC recommends that drivers not block crosswalks and they should stop or yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk or intersection. Drivers who do not obey the posted school zones can face a “ne of $175 and up, above the normal speeding violation. According to Taylor, drivers should make sure they are keeping their speed below the limit until they are out of the the zone. Taylor also warned drivers to be cautious around school buses. It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its ”ashers on for loading or unloading students. Cars coming from the opposite direction as the school bus must stop also, unless traveling on a divided road with a median. School in Sarasota County starts Monday.Email: aherrera@sun-herald.comNorth Port police ask drivers to use caution as school starts Monday SCHOOL ZONE TIMESGlenallen Elementary, 7050 Glenallen Boulevard Biscayne and Price: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Biscayne and Glenallen: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Price and Wasilla to Price and Glenallen: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pan American and Appomattox: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Cranberry Elementary, 2775 Shalimar Terrace Nansen and Cranberry to Nansen and Town: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cranberry and Ridley to Cranberry and Nansen: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Town and Senlac to Town and Vickers: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Salford and Radcliff to Salford and Cuthbert: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Imagine Elementary, 1000 Innovation Avenue Cranberry and Commerce: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Toledo Blade and Innovation to Toledo Blade and Corporate: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sycamore Street: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lamarque Elementary, 3415 Lamarque Avenue Cranberry and Chipley to Cranberry and Dalhard: 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. Salford and Sardinia to Salford and Eldron: 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sardina to Lamarque Boulevard: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Toledo Blade Elementary, 1201 Geranium Avenue Geranium to Jeannin: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Price and Purde: 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Atwater Elementary, 4701 Huntsville Avenue Atwater and Huntsville: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Heron Creek Middle School, 6501 W. Price Boulevard Price and Middle School: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Woodland Middle School, 2700 Panacea Boulevard Panacea and Woodland Middle 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. North Port High School, 6400 W. Price Boulevard Price Boulevard and Bobcat Way: 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. „ Source: North Port Police Department By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERWestern Michigan University has partnered with Mvix „ a digital signage provider „ to add 30 brand-new screens schoolwide, including at its Punta Gorda campus. WMU is currently located at the Florida SouthWestern State College-Charlotte campus and has offered degrees in region-speci“c “elds like aviation since 2017. According to Communications Specialist at WMU Hannah Dodd, the university has been testing signs at their main campus and satellite locations for over a year. The goal of the screens, Mvix announced in a press release, is to achieve a streamlined, integrated network that could simultaneously connect all of their regional sites to the same communications channel.Ž Staff at WMU anticipate better access to university news and updates thanks to Mvix. The signs „ which look like ”at-screen TVs „ will all but eliminate the need for bulletin boards, handmade posters and the like, and keep the whole school on the same page. With the signage, we can engage with students and visitors daily with important information, academic dates and deadlines, campus events and schedule changes in addition to weather and news updates,Ž Dodd said. Of the 30 screens, the small Punta Gorda satellite currently has two: one in the classroom building and one in the hangar, according to Dodd. The school hopes to add more as enrollment increases. The screen content displayed at the Punta Gorda campus is controlled by Extended University Program and College of Aviation staff in Kalamazoo, Michigan „ where the main campus is located. However, teachers and students here do have the ability to create more localized messages, a more high-tech way of pinning a ”ier to a cork board. WMU Punta Gorda staff and faculty can also contribute local content to be displayed. If students wish to contribute something, they can submit to the onsite faculty and staff for consideration,Ž Dodd said. The regional content will especially come in handy as the universitys aviation program continues to grow. In the future, we expect to have advanced weather and automated Charlotte County emergency alerts available,Ž says Bryon Glock, assistant director of information technology at WMU Extended University Programs. While the local aviation school is still in its early years, staff expects enrollment to continue increasing as knowledge of the campus spreads and signi“cant updates, such as the digital screens, are made.Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comSign of the times „ WMU gets new digital signage One of WMU Punta Gordas two digital signs greets students and visitors immediately upon entering the campus. SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONWMU Punta Gorda shares a campus with FSW and hopes to continue to grow in the coming years. To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 08/12/2018 3130 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/24/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES Sunday, August 12, 2018745 Eagle Point Drive, Venice 3810 Albin Ave., North Port 4220 Eastlake Court, Port Charlotte Address: 745 Eagle Point Drive, Venice FL County: Sarasota Year Built: 1999 List Price: $ 3,650,000.00 LP/SqFt: $715.69 Garage/Carport: 6 Garages Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Sq Ft Heated: 5,100 Total Acreage: 0.36 Pool: Yes Location: The Eagle Point Club, Venice FL Listing Agent/ Brokerage Info: Lueanne Wood, P.A. / Gulf Shores Realty Cell: 941-483-1663 Email: lueannewd@ Website: www. Address: 3810 Albin Ave, North Port Fl 34286 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1990 List Price: $395,000.00 LP/SqFt: $174.70 Garage/Carport: 2 Garages Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 2,261 Total Acreage: 3.01 Pool: Private Location: North Port Estates Listing Agent/ Brokerage Info: Stephanie Behling, P.A. / Gulf Shores Realty Cell: 941-4164068 O ce: 941445-4555 Email: yourstarrealtor941@ Question: Your column about locating lots brought this to my mind. We built a house in Rotonda more than 20 years ago. I also bought a nearby vacant lot a couple years later. In the period around 2006, both house and lot prices went crazy as you know. Now houses are selling for far more than we paid, but on a list of comparables I saw recently, vacant lots are selling for barely more than I paid in 1999. Shouldnt the prices increase proportionately? Answer: Before answering your question, I have some good news for you. You are under-estimating the value of your lot. County records indicate you paid $10,500 for it in January 1998. Its worth much more than that now. The median sales price of comparable lots over the past 6 months is $25,000. The county property appraiser values your lot at $28,000. I ran a CMA on your lot. It also indicated the market value of your lot is $28,000. That means the value of your lot has risen 167 percent from the time you purchased it in 1999 to today. While that statement is true, it does not convey the periodic volatility of our vacant lot market. During the bubble that burst during the last 6 months of 2005, as you pointed out, home and lot prices went crazyŽ. During those 6 months, the median sales price of lots comparable to yours was $114,000. Thats an unrealized gain of 986 percent. By the “ rst 6 months of 2011, the median sales price of lots comparable to yours had dropped to $14,750. Thats the year our market hit its post-peak bottom. And today, as weve established, your lots market value is $28,000. Thats a market value increase of 90 percent from 2011 to 2018. With that information in the background, here is the answer to your question. No, home and lot prices do not increase proportionately. During our last bull market that peaked in 2005, home prices rose about 165 percent. During that same period, vacant lot prices rose about 1,000 percent. Likewise, when the bubble burst, the crash in vacant lot values was much quicker and steeper than home prices. What is true is that home prices and vacant lots generally rise and fall in tandem. In other words, they tend to move up or down in the same direction. But they do not move proportionately to each other. Heres another case in point. During the “ rst 6 months of 2011 in Charlotte County, 3/2/2 pool homes (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, with a pool) had a median sales price of $152,000. During the same 6-month period in 2018, the median sales price was $275,000. Thats an increase of 81 percent. During this same period, the median sales price of all Charlotte County, single-family vacant lots rose 67 percent, from $6,000 to $10,000. So, in both the past and present bull markets, home and lot prices rose in tandem but not proportionately. You are probably wondering why vacant lot prices rose so much more disproportionately to home prices during our previous bull market. We explored this in depth in my 04/15/18 column. You can access this and other past columns using the electronic edition of The Sun or my website. If you just want a quick answer to this question, the reason vacant lot prices were so extremely volatile during our last bull market compared to our current market is that the previous market was ” ooded with speculators. These included builders shoring up their inventories to package with their spec homes. It also included largescale participation from the public, and professional ” ippers. The relative lack of speculators in todays market is the reason todays increase in home values compared to lot values are much more proportional than they were during our previous bull market. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORSENGLEWOOD „ The Englewood Area Board of Realtors Young Professionals Network held a pizza/game night for new members to learn about YPN. Twelve new recruits joined the ranks of a growing networking group that strives to give back to the community, make a difference by raising funds for Lemon Bay Seniors and always having a fun time. YPN Chair Matt Wojcik along with Co-Chair Traci Hamill hosted the event by discussing the organizations history and inception three years ago to the success and growth they have achieved. One of YPNs community outreach goals has been to continue raising funds to give Englewood ProudŽ scholarships to Lemon Bay Seniors who are planning to go into a trade and stay local. YPN also has adopted Ann Dever Regional Park as part of Keep Charlotte Beautiful with a two-year commitment to keep the park clean. The event not only welcomed new members but included a ceremony to recognize dedicated members who have helped strengthen the organization in the past two years. The honor pins were handed out To todays YPN and tomorrows leaders.Ž YPN is guided by the National Association of Realtors. Nearly 400 state and local Realtors associations have their own young professionals network. Follow EABORs YPN on Facebook to keep up to date on the difference they are making in our community. EABOR is a trade organization that exists to protect private property rights and has been the local voice for real estate since 1962.Englewood Young Professionals recruit new members PHOTO BY KIM PARKThe Englewood Area Board of Realtors Young Professionals Network recently welcomed new members. Pictured are, from left, YPN C o-Chair Traci Hamill, Kyle Arnold, Beth Cashman, Charles Miller, Ashley Johnson, Brian Faro, Rick ONeal and YPN Chair Matt Wojcik.OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES By PAUL F. P. POGUEANGIES LISTWe often treat the electrical systems of our homes as if theyre invisible, reliably delivering power day and night. That is, right up until the moment they dont. Just like your car, electrical systems can develop a host of problems that are best “xed sooner rather than later. Dont underestimate the complexity and importance of your electrical system. Your homes power grid involves hundreds, if not thousands, of connections. And that many parts creates numerous potential points of failure. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates electrical malfunctions caused 23,500 residential “res in 2016. You can hire a licensed electrician for an inspection to check your homes safety. Prices vary based on location and the size of your house. But on average, be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars on this vital checkup. Your electrician should submit a detailed written report of their “ndings, including recommended solutions and priority for repair based on safety. SAFETY FIRST The most important element of an electrical inspection, of course, is safety. You want your inspector to focus on violations of the National Electrical Code, including the physical integrity of your main box. Loose installation, discoloration, burn marks and breaker switches that arent tight are all signs of things going wrong. All junction boxes should be covered and all outlets correctly grounded. An inspector should check the electric meter for defects such as insecure installation, broken seals and rust at the bottom of the box. Outdoor wires should be inspected for fraying and other damage, and the inspector should keep an eye out for unprotected wires anywhere in the home, especially attics, basements and crawl spaces. CORRECT OUTLETS Any outlet in rooms located near water, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). This cuts the power to the circuit as soon as it detects a spike and provides a vital safety mechanism in the event water creates a short. Incidentally, you should check your GFCI outlets every month (which is recommended on the plate of your GFCI outlet, if you look closely.) Plug something small, such as a night light, into the GFCI outlet, then push the testŽ button. If the light instantly turns off, the outlet is working properly and you can press the resetŽ button. If the light stays on or you cant trip the button, you need to hire an electrician to check and probably replace the outlet. Newer GFCIs installed since 2015 have a self-testing mechanism, but its still wise to do so yourself as well. If you have an older home that hasnt had an electrical upgrade in decades, you may not have GFCI outlets at all, and an electrician can advise you about your upgrade options. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 3OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESFishermans Village in Punta Gorda hosted its third annual Tikifest Saturday afternoon. Staying true to the name, attendees young and old came out donning leis, grass skirts and coconut bikini tops. Local shops and organizations set up booths throughout the market, offering everything from palm readings to mouth-watering pork tacos with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo. Face painting, balloon art, limbo and hula hooping were also offered for the younger attendees, free of charge. Even the rumbling thunder in the distance couldnt keep people away.Aloha, Punta Gorda Je and Lori Lovett create balloon art for 8-year-old Isaac Yearty. Isaac Yearty proudly shows o his balloon palm tree and monkey. Sue Gilleo with the Peace River Wildlife Center lets people meet Luna the eastern screech owl, who was born with a genetic anomaly and rescued by the center “ve years ago. Jack Nicewarner has his face painted on Saturday. Ragady Lapsey plays the steel drum for Village visitors. Charlene Hall, Peggy Crowder, Joy Steele and Donna Moore dressed for the occasion at Fishermans Villages annual Tikifest. SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONColorful tiki masks greet visitors at Fishermans Village. Teresa Sanchez and Jordan Babbs take a decked-out Daisy for a walk at Tikifest. Professional and “rst-time hula dancers put on a show during Tikifest. Where Shopping Makes Cents adno=50539945 adno=50539943 19887 Veterans Blvd Port CharlotteBetween Cochran & Atwater$10 OFF Delivery$$ Get More for Less $$941-623-6192 K ustomized urbing & Discount Rocks NO SUBS HIRE THE PROS! PICK UP & DELIVERY AVAILABLE FREEESTIMATESWe sell & Install: € Curbing € Decorative Stone € Plants € Full Landscaping € Pavers (Bastedo Construction CRC1328854) € Professional Landscape Renovations Exp.9/1/18 (Must Present Coupon)adno=720788 €Affordable Options and Savings€Worldwide Travel Protection €Veterans Bene“ts€Avoid Hidden Society Fees €Complimentary Personal Planning Guide€Customized Packages and Terms CONSIDERING PLANNING AHEAD?CREMATION/FUNERAL SERVICES? CEMETERY OPTIONS? FREE LUNCH & SEMINARJOIN US FOR ACall Today to RSVP: 941Reservation required. Limited seating available. 1341 Tamiami Trail Port CharlotteWednesday, August 15th @ 11:30am1331 Tamiami Trail Port CharlotteFriday, August 17th @ 11:30am adno=54538942 adno=50539630


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESCHARLOTTE Charlotte Louise PierCharlotte Louise Pier, 93, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Englewood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Englewood, Fla. Born on April 20, 1925, in Staten Island, New York, Charlotte spent most of her adult life living in Ocean Township, New Jersey, before retiring to Florida in 1985. After graduating from New Dorp High School in 1942, she worked as a secretary on Wall Street in New York city before marrying in 1947. A devoted wife and mother, Charlotte was an avid bridge player who founded a bridge club at her retirement community of Park Forest in Englewood. She also volunteered at Englewood Community Hospital. Charlotte is survived by her brother, Richard Wantz of Summit, New Jersey; her three children, Wayne Pier (wife, Anny) of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, Lauren Asselta (husband, Richard) of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and Bruce Pier of Easton, Maryland; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur M. Pier, in 2008. Per Charlottes wishes, there will be a private memorial service.Geurt Cornelis Peet, Sr.Geurt Cornelis Peet, Sr., 98, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte. Geurt was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Hilversum, Netherlands, to the late Cornelis and Anna Peet. A retired furniture manufacturer, Geurt and his wife, Helena, moved from their longtime home in Suriname, South America, to Port Charlotte in 1996. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helena Peet; sons, Tony Peet of Port Charlotte, Hans C. Peet of Port Charlotte, Geurt C. Peet, Jr. of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Leo C. Peet of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Metje Hendrika; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members. In addition to his parents, Geurt was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date by the family. In lieu of ”owers, donations in Geurts name are suggested to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238, or www.tidewell Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.John Francis Neifert Sr.John Francis Neifert Sr., 88, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died on Aug. 7, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born on September 3, 1929, in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania to Clair W. Neifert, and Margaret Nash Neifert. John moved to Port Charlotte from Des Moines, Iowa in January of 2016. John Graduated from Prospect Park High School in 1947, in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania and was awarded an Athletic Basketball Scholarship to St. Josephs University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1951 with a bachelors degree in Business. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He retired in 1988 from Joseph L. Seagram and Sons, Inc., after serving as Supervisor of Eastern PA; State Manager, Vermont and State Manager of Iowa. John was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Norwalk, Iowa, and fourth Degree Knighted member of Knights of Columbus. John was an avid golfer, traveler and pool player. He also enjoyed watching sports, reading and crossword puzzles. He is survived by his sons, John F. Neifert Jr. (Julie) and Michael Neifert (Lisa); daughter, Anne Marie Duko (Tom); step-sons, Donald and Randolph Quintal, step-daughters, Rosemarie Quintal, Helene Neville, Dolores Vasquez (Patrick); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Rouse Seifert. A mass will be said at St Gabriels Catholic Church in Norwood, Pennsylvania on Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., and burial at St Peter and Paul Cemetery in Spring“eld, PA following the mass.Salvatore J. MassulliSalvatore J. Massulli, 99, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Ft Myers, Fla., is handling the arrangements.John J. ChmuraJohn J. Chmura, 71, of Cape Coral, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. Pay respects at www. Charles BlumDennis Charles Blum, 59, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.ENGLEWOOD Jacqueline JackieŽ Hanrahan-StumpfJacqueline JackieŽ Hanrahan-Stumpf (ne Costabile), 89, died on Aug. 2, 2018, in Englewood, Fla. She was preceded in death by her daughter Denise M. Hanrahan, and husbands Clifford M. Hanrahan Sr. and Richard Stumpf. She is survived by her children Clifford Jr. (Edie), Patricia (Zachary), Michael (Linda) and Colleen (Scott); grandchildren Erin, Tyson, Zachary, Erica, Ryan, Casey, Alyson and Sean; and seven great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, godmother and friend to many. Born June 3, 1929, Jackie was a woman ahead of her time. Raised in Chicago Heights, Ill., and longtime resident of Englewood, she in”uenced many. We will all miss her energy, love, and the way she lit up a room. Her memory will shine on in all of us. May she Rest In Peace. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. A reception will follow. Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been selected to handle the arrangements.Ann Caroline Long JasperAnn CarolineŽ Long Jasper, 69, passed away August 7, 2018, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Baltimore, Md., she is the daughter of the late Charles Amos and Caroline Beall Long. Surviving her are husband Eric Jasper of the home and four children, all of Maryland: Dustin Gerberich, Lauren Gerberich Windsor; Matthew Jasper; Kerrie Jasper DeVito (Joseph); and grandchildren Sydney Windsor, Peyton Windsor, Matt Jasper, Sadie Ann Jasper Cole, Ryley DeVito, and Joey DeVito and one great grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Priscilla Long Kanet of Clemson, SC. A noted contemporary Impressionist and colorist, Caroline was a passionate art educator, conducting art workshops across the country. She developed varied resources for novice and experienced artists, including several books, DVDs, and other instructional materials. Her instruction drew on a Maryland Institute College of Art MFA, 30-plus years experience as secondary and college level art instructor, gallery and college lecturer, and exhibition juror. Her works and words also appear in art magazines, newspaper articles, blogs, and books by others. Carolines critically acclaimed paintings have been in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the United States. Her paintings are held in private, celebrity, public, corporate, and museum collections internationally. Her creativity and spunky spirit will be especially missed by her loving family. We are inspired by the graceful spirit with which she faced death. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory has been selected to handle arrangements. You may share a memory at www.englewoodfh.comRonald (Ron) PlotkinRonald (Ron) Plotkin passed away Aug. 6, 2018. Ron was born on March 8, 1942, in the Bronx and grew up in Long Island, New York. He was a graduate of Hofstra University. His career was spent as an advertising executive on Madison Ave, in New York, and in Miami, and later with his own advertising firm. Rons music and tender sensitivity as a composer and songwriter touched many. He is survived by his wife, Kjell Plotkin; and cousin Glenn Marlowe (Judith) of New York, New York. Ron was preceded in death by brother Martin (Vietnam). A private gathering will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Tidewell Hospice or Bocilla Islands Conservancy, Placida, Florida.NORTH PORT Joseph E. MaglesJoseph E. Magles, 87, of North Port, Fla., passed away July 24, 2018. He was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Washington, Pa., and moved to this area in 1995 from Fort Wayne, Ind. Joe retired in 1995 from Food Marketing in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Eagles in Englewood and the Moose in North Port. Joe and his wife Dorothy loved to cruise. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Dorothy; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at 10 a.m. at San Pedro Catholic Church, 14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port, Fla. OBITUARIES Ruka was nearing the end of her life when she was brought to Suncoast Humane Society. Her original owner had moved away and left Ruka with a relative. The relative had tried for two months to care for Ruka, however the 11-year-old pitbull-lab mix was sick and her worsening condition was more than the relative could cope with. Although the relative had tried hard to care for Ruka, the cost of her medical treatments were becoming unbearable. She still had happy moments and loved to play ball, but a lot of Rukas spark was gone. It was obvious that she was failing. It was hoped that Suncoast Humane Society could help in some way. Each year, Suncoast Humane Society receives over 300 aged and sick dogs and cats that are owner-requested euthanasias Euthanasia is a Greek word meaning peaceful death.Ž At the request of owners, Suncoast Humane Society provides a peaceful ending for pets that are suffering and have lost all quality of life. This service is provided to end the suffering and to provide relief. However, Ruka was not an owner-requested euthanasia. The problem was that it was also known that Ruka would not be adopted with the many medical issues and especially at her age. So what could be done? Fortunately Suncoast Humane Society partners with a wonderful organization called One More Day. This passionate nonpro“t group provides FospiceŽ (Foster care and Hospice) for dogs with life-limiting illnesses. These are pets that will not get well, but are not suffering, and still have some quality of life left to enjoy. These pets spend the remainder of their days in a loving home environment, being cared for by Fospice Guardians, which are a very special group of volunteers. The organization works with animal shelters and rescue groups in providing this special service. It is unknown just how long Ruka will enjoy life in her new surroundings. It is known, however, that she will spend the rest of her time in a loving home, given all the attention she needs and cared for tirelessly by wonderful guardians. The mission of this organization and their Fospice Care Guardians is to take a fospice dog in their homes for loving, end-of-life care, sometimes for months, weeks, or sometimes, just for One More Day.One More Day for Ruka at Suncoast Humane Society By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERMeet Capone, a 4-year-old, blue and white pit-bull mix. Ears cropped and believed to have been given up by his owner, the shelters media manager Marco Assis said, Capone came to Charlotte Countys Animal Welfare League early in March of this year. Since then, he has been dubbed a good boy,Ž constantly smiling with his wide mouth. He thinks hes a lap dog,Ž Assis said. Capone is usually gentle, cuddly and ready to nap, but does need to get out some energy with walking or playing. Capone, and other larger adult dogs, can be adopted from the shelter for $130. The shelter currently has roughly 40 dogs, ranging in size. Smaller dogs sell for $220, while large puppies that love to run and play, go for $160. Small breed puppies go for $220 when available. 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. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 5OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES 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 C7403716 Sold 22318 MIDWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 839 $70,000 None $68,000 2 1 0 1963 Single Family Residence Cash 8/7/2018 81.05 0.97 C7248971 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #507 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 656 $74,000 Community $65,000 1 1 0 1981 Condominium Cash 8/7/2018 99.0 9 0.88 D6100520 Sold 24 QUAILS RUN BLVD #10 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 $78,000 Private, C ommunity $75,000 1 1 1 1981 Condominium Cash 8/2/2018 98.94 0.96 C7403192 Sold 4158 TAMIAMI TRL #H5 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 957 $79,900 Community $79,000 2 2 0 1973 Condominium Cash 8/2/2018 0.9 9 C7403160 Sold 201 CORTEZ DR 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1038 $82,000 None $74,487 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 0. 91 C7400163 Sold 26485 RAMPART BLVD #A28 33983 PUNTA GORDA 884 $89,000 Community $83,000 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Cash 8/3/2018 0.9 3 D6100680 Sold 6800 PLACIDA RD #2004 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1092 $99,900 None $110,250 2 2 0 1990 Condominium Cash 8/3/2018 1.1 C7401558 Sold 19335 WATER OAK DR #105 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 826 $112,000 Private, C ommunity $108,000 2 2 0 2003 Condominium Private 8/3/2018 0.96 C7402551 Sold 2121 HERON LAKE DR #303 33983 PUNTA GORDA 996 $114,900 Community $114,900 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 8/2/2018 11 5.36 1 N6100157 Sold 21529 AUGUSTA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1100 $115,000 None $115,000 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence FHA 8/6/201 8 82.08 1 C7402608 Sold 6366 CONISTON TER 34287 NORTH PORT 900 $119,900 None $109,000 2 1 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/2018 90 .83 0.91 C7401622 Sold 2280 HARBOR BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1124 $119,900 None $106,200 2 1 0 1967 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 0.89 C7401568 Sold 175 KINGS HWY #236 33983 PORT CHARLOTTE 1153 $126,000 Community $121,000 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Conventional 8/3/ 2018 0.96 C7400800 Sold 5341 APPOMATTOX DR 34287 NORTH PORT 2029 $129,000 Private $120,000 3 3 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/20 18 0.93 C7402147 Sold 18539 ASHCROFT CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 998 $129,900 None $128,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence FHA 8/6/201 8 0.99 C7402264 Sold 2103 HARIET ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1320 $139,900 None $139,900 3 2 0 1967 Single Family Residence FHA 8/6/2018 7 4.69 1 C7402559 Sold 7117 NATCHEZ CT 34287 NORTH PORT 1588 $139,950 None $139,950 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/ 2018 68.2 1 A4407752 Sold 4116 EAGLE PASS ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1598 $150,000 None $145,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 8/6/2018 62.13 0.97 D6100968 Sold 7482 ROSEMONT DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 952 $159,900 None $155,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 8/6/2018 125. 81 0.97 C7401207 Sold 3167 BROOKLYN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1564 $159,900 None $148,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/20 18 74.3 0.93 D5922136 Sold 4535 MCKIBBEN DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1176 $159,900 None $150,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3 /2018 93.23 0.94 C7403574 Sold 2534 IVANHOE ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1550 $172,500 None $176,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 76.09 1.02 C7401958 Sold 1866 BOCA CHICA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1385 $174,900 None $170,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 83.74 0.97 A4406289 Sold 3632 ALLURE LN 34287 NORTH PORT 1216 $178,500 Private $180,000 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/ 3/2018 1.01 D6100927 Sold 2598 MARGARET LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1505 $179,000 None $170,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/6 /2018 81.77 0.95 T3115711 Sold 8247 OSBERT AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1480 $179,900 None $185,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/ 2018 1.03 C7403153 Sold 23286 KIM AVE 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1745 $185,000 None $180,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/2018 0.97 C7402816 Sold 5290 CALLAWAY ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1285 $185,000 None $183,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 99.03 0.99 C7403116 Sold 1246 PATIO TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1392 $189,000 None $189,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 8/8/2018 101. 12 1 C7402218 Sold 1719 GAUGUIN RD 34288 NORTH PORT 1546 $189,900 Private $181,875 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 8/6/2018 0.96 C7402098 Sold 1681 PALACE CT 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1236 $189,900 Community $180,500 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/2/2018 0.95 C7402420 Sold 7357 SCHEFFLERA 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1636 $190,000 None $184,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 80 .95 0.97 A4400009 Sold 22390 ADORN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 2282 $190,000 None $192,999 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 8/3/2018 1.02 D6100457 Sold 9293 FRUITLAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1277 $197,000 None $191,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/ 2/2018 107.79 0.97 A4408356 Sold 1730 MANASOTA BEACH RD #110 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1066 $199,900 Private, C ommunity $192,500 2 2 0 1976 Condominium Cash 8/3/2018 0.96 A4405005 Sold 3086 BROAD AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1841 $199,900 None $197,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 8/7/2018 0.99 D5923823 Sold 12153 EDWARDS RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1723 $202,900 None $202,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 84.61 1 C7402161 Sold 1865 BOCA CHICA AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $203,900 None $208,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 8/6/2018 103.11 1.02 C7401674 Sold 2891 CRANE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1437 $211,900 None $211,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/2018 104. 59 1 C7403072 Sold 318 PERL ST 33954 PORT CHARLOTTE 1755 $212,650 None $212,650 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 8/3/2018 1 N5915784 Sold 4426 WINDSONG AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1748 $214,000 None $202,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 8/6/2018 84 .8 0.94 C7251362 Sold 6401 OPA LOCKA LN 34291 NORTH PORT 1875 $214,900 None $214,900 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/ 3/2018 83.26 1 C7401318 Sold 18345 QUADRILLE AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1336 $219,000 Private $210,000 2 3 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 8/ 7/2018 98.96 0.96 C7403057 Sold 19573 MIDWAY BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1858 $219,900 Private $225,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3 /2018 83.46 1.02 C7251298 Sold 3369 PONCE DE LEON BLVD 34291 NORTH PORT 1437 $219,900 None $218,900 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/ 2018 1 C7401654 Sold 1100 BEAUMONT AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1602 $224,000 Private $216,000 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 8/3/2018 97.08 0.96 C7401657 Sold 7311 BARGELLO ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1828 $224,800 Private $219,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 8 /3/2018 84.39 0.97 D6100957 Sold 2560 ALLEGHENY LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1505 $224,900 Private $215,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/2018 96.28 0.96 N5917335 Sold 310 PENROSE CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1524 $224,900 Private $190,000 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 8 2.39 0.84 D6101044 Sold 335 ARDENWOOD DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1924 $225,000 Private $226,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 8 /2/2018 79.69 1 D5921713 Sold 4608 CLUB DR #C101 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1626 $232,500 Community $223,800 2 2 0 2004 Condominium Conventional 8/3/ 2018 137.64 0.96 C7402337 Sold 1496 KEDRON LN 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1946 $234,900 Private $234,900 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FHA 8/2/2018 8 4.68 1 A4406079 Sold 3484 KACHER 34288 NORTH PORT 1781 $234,990 None $229,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 8/8/2018 103.53 0.97 C7249721 Sold 7364 PARKINSONIA 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1568 $239,900 Private $212,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/201 8 86.21 0.88 C7247678 Sold 18499 HOTTELET CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2073 $239,900 None $235,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2 018 84.56 0.98 C7402725 Sold 2108 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2272 $239,990 Private $247,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 8/3/2018 1.03 D6100678 Sold 1651 BEACH RD #208 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1070 $240,000 Community $233,000 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Conventional 8/2/2018 217.76 0.97 C7400736 Sold 350 WEBER TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1699 $240,000 Private $245,000 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/6/2018 1.02 D6101079 Sold 3016 MONTGOMERY DR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1687 $249,000 Private $244,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Convent ional 8/6/2018 100.54 0.98 D6100679 Sold 18670 ACKERMAN AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1496 $249,000 Private $238,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence FHA 8/2 /2018 105.87 0.96 C7401655 Sold 4819 BRITTAIN WAY 34287 NORTH PORT 1849 $255,000 None $255,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 1 C7403074 Sold 0000 CALGARY RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2557 $263,150 None $263,150 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/ 2018 1 D6101293 Sold 991 CLEARVIEW DR 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1746 $269,000 Private $265,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/8/2018 0.99 D6100832 Sold 9227 MELODY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2190 $269,900 Private $269,900 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence FHA 8/3/20 18 1 A4406853 Sold 5781 JONESBORO AVE 34288 NORTH PORT 1893 $285,000 Private $295,200 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 8/3/2018 1.04 D5922922 Sold 3205 W PRICE BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1863 $289,500 Private $282,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 8/2/2018 93.79 0.98 D6100279 Sold 3838 WEIDMAN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1825 $289,900 Private $280,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 104.44 0.97 N6101467 Sold 2717 BEGONIA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 2214 $299,000 Private $296,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/7/2018 0.99 A4402237 Sold 2429 CHARLESTON PARK DR 34287 NORTH PORT 2348 $310,000 Private $303,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conven tional 8/6/2018 103.91 0.98 D6100012 Sold 332 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1971 $310,000 Private $305,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/20 18 112.88 0.98 C7401913 Sold 18422 BRIGGS CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1387 $318,800 Private $309,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 8/8/ 2018 138.81 0.97 C7401306 Sold 12010 BROOKSIDE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1704 $325,000 Private $324,000 3 2 1 2012 Single Family Residence Cash 8 /2/2018 129.6 1 C7251397 Sold 5350 LINDA DR 34286 NORTH PORT 2745 $359,900 None $350,000 4 3 0 2008 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/20 18 97.98 0.97 C7401412 Sold 3337 PELLAM BLVD 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3025 $364,900 Private $349,000 4 3 1 2000 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/2/2018 89.88 0.96 C7402376 Sold 2257 ALLIANCE AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1934 $369,900 Private $367,500 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 124.03 0.99 D6101131 Sold 9378 SNAPPER CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1776 $379,000 Private $360,000 3 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/ 2018 133.93 0.95 C7251278 Sold 115 GILL ST 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2620 $405,000 None $385,000 3 3 0 1920 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/201 8 129.98 0.95 A4403245 Sold 26792 WEISKOPF DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2288 $422,990 None $394,153 3 2 1 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/2018 11 5.52 0.93 D6101169 Sold 10562 RIVERSIDE RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2364 $425,000 Private $410,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 8/3 /2018 138.51 0.96 C7232702 Sold 3342 ALBIN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 3140 $439,900 Private $425,000 4 3 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 8/8/2018 8 0.95 0.97 C7251231 Sold 760 BAL HARBOR BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2373 $450,000 Private $445,000 4 3 0 1973 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/3/2018 142.63 0.99 D6101201 Sold 1315 FORKED CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1748 $459,900 Private $450,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Convention al 8/8/2018 197.37 0.98 D6100944 Sold 12419 MINOT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1883 $459,900 Private $440,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Convention al 8/3/2018 186.76 0.96 D5921818 Sold 1436 DEER CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1712 $479,900 Private $490,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/2018 196.95 1.02 C7404155 Sold 24122 PYRAMID WAY 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2350 $489,000 Private $470,000 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 8/6/2018 136.75 0.96 C7402113 Sold 3516 TRIPOLI BLVD 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2077 $499,999 Private $495,100 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence FHA 8/8/201 8 176.57 0.99 C7401891 Sold 2700 SHEBOYGAN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 2629 $499,999 Private $475,000 4 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventiona l 8/3/2018 133.2 0.95 C7248983 Sold 1342 PINE SISKIN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2381 $598,500 Private $579,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/ 2018 177.55 0.97 C7401566 Sold 1218 SWAN CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2375 $599,900 Private $580,000 3 2 1 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 17 5.49 0.97 C7231545 Sold 3706 TOULOUSE CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 3985 $699,000 Private $645,000 4 4 0 1993 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/8/2018 116.81 0.92 C7402393 Sold 531 PORT BENDRES DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2564 $749,900 Private $728,000 3 2 1 2009 Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/8/2018 0.97ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio D6100520 SLD 24 QUAILS RUN BLVD Unit#10 34223 ENGLEWOOD 647 QUAILS RUN I $75,000 1 1 1 1981 Private, Community Condominium Cas h 8/2/2018 $115.92 0.96 D6101363 SLD 7530 SILAGE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 672 VILLAGE OF HOLIDAY LAKE $89,000 2 1 1 1983 Community Manufactured Home C ash 8/1/2018 $132.44 0.94 D6100680 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD Unit#2004 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,092 FIDDLERS GREEN 02 PH 05 BLDG 02 $110,250 2 2 0 1990 None Condomin ium Cash 8/3/2018 $100.96 1.1 D6100338 SLD 7 GOLFVIEW TER 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,054 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $137,500 2 1 0 1972 None Single Family Residen ce FHA 7/31/2018 $130.46 1.04 N6100909 SLD 16 S FLORA VISTA ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,272 ALAMEDA ISLES $127,500 2 2 0 1979 Community Mobile Home Cash 8/2/2018 $ 100.24 0.92 D5922750 SLD 56 OAKLAND HILLS PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,192 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $145,000 2 2 0 1985 None Single Family Re sidence Cash 8/3/2018 $121.64 0.97 D6100288 SLD 255 MARK TWAIN LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,288 ROTONDA PEBBLE BEACH $160,000 2 2 0 1986 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 $124.22 0.94 D5921578 SLD 7278 SAN CASA DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,511 PALM LAKE ESTATES $162,000 3 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residence Convent ional 7/31/2018 $107.21 0.93 D6100325 SLD 82 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,712 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $185,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 7/31/2018 $108.06 1.01 C7401741 SLD 7360 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,322 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 $176,500 3 2 0 2011 None Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 $133.51 0.95 C7402816 SLD 5290 CALLAWAY ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,285 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $183,000 3 2 0 1998 None Single Family Residen ce Conventional 8/3/2018 $142.41 0.99 C7248508 SLD 4076 ELVINGTON RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,193 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $180,000 2 2 0 1993 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 8/1/2018 $150.88 0.97 D5920933 SLD 7446 PALM ISLAND DR #3521 33946 PLACIDA 668 BEACH VILLAS BLDG 35 $190,000 1 1 0 1986 Community Condominium Cash 8 /1/2018 $284.43 0.98 D6100457 SLD 9293 FRUITLAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,277 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 $191,000 3 2 0 1994 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/2018 $149.57 0.97 A4408356 SLD 1730 MANASOTA BEACH RD #110 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,066 MANASOTA BEACH GARDENS II $192,500 2 2 0 1976 Private, Community Condominium Cash 8/3/2018 $180.58 0.96 D5921540 SLD 5341 DAVID BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,571 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 054 $195,000 3 2 0 1974 None Single Family Residenc e Cash 7/30/2018 $124.12 0.98 D5923823 SLD 12153 EDWARDS RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,723 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $202,900 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residen ce Conventional 8/3/2018 $117.76 1 D5924152 SLD 676 LIBERTY ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,741 BAY VIEW MANOR $200,000 2 2 0 1973 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/ 2018 $114.88 0.98 D5924094 SLD 87 OAKLAND HILLS PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,564 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS $213,000 3 2 0 1976 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 $136.19 0.99 C7401657 SLD 7311 BARGELLO ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,828 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 $219,000 3 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 $119.80 0.97 N5917335 SLD 310 PENROSE CIR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,524 PICCADILLY ESTATES $190,000 3 2 0 1982 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 $124.67 0.84 D6101230 SLD 53 BUNKER CT 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,674 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $225,000 3 2 0 2005 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 $134.41 1 D6101044 SLD 335 ARDENWOOD DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,924 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $226,000 2 2 0 1981 Private Single Family Residence Co nventional 8/2/2018 $117.46 1 D5918739 SLD 916 ONAGER CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,493 OAK FOREST PH 1 $223,000 2 2 0 2005 Community Villa Cash 7/30/2018 $149.36 0 .97 D6100678 SLD 1651 BEACH RD Unit#208 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,070 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 06 $233,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Condominium Conv entional 8/2/2018 $217.76 0.97 D5920610 SLD 89 BROADMOOR LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,046 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $247,000 3 2 0 1995 Private Single Family Residen ce FHA 8/1/2018 $120.72 0.99 D6100832 SLD 9227 MELODY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,190 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $269,900 3 2 0 1995 Private Single Family Resid ence FHA 8/3/2018 $123.24 1 D6100831 SLD 657 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,682 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $275,000 2 2 0 1992 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 7/31/2018 $163.50 0.99 N6100185 SLD 37 PINE VALLEY LN 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,275 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY $273,000 4 3 0 2015 None Single Family Reside nce Cash 8/3/2018 $120 0.98 D5913025 SLD 7450 PALM ISLAND DR #3412 33946 PLACIDA 1,048 BEACH VILLAS BLDG 34 $267,500 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Cash 8/1/2018 $255.25 0.96 D6101210 SLD 2420 N BEACH RD Unit#3 34223 ENGLEWOOD 503 GULFRIDGE $279,900 1 1 0 1973 Community Condominium Cash 8/1/2018 $556 .46 1 D6100422 SLD 425 ALBATROSS RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,800 ROTONDA LAKES $285,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Residence FHA 7 /31/2018 $158.33 1.02 D6100012 SLD 332 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,971 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $305,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/2018 $154.74 0.98 D5921086 SLD 2800 N BEACH RD Unit#B105 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,051 LACOQUINA BEACH BLDG B $292,000 2 2 0 1980 Communit y Condominium Conventional 7/31/2018 $277.83 0.91AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERS


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESAREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED A4405030 SLD 9395 MIGUE CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 3,026 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 $322,500 5 3 0 2006 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 8/1/2018 $106.58 1 C7401306 SLD 12010 BROOKSIDE AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,704 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 067 $324,000 3 2 1 2012 Private Single Family R esidence Cash 8/2/2018 $190.14 1 N6100847 SLD 1 BRENTWOOD LN 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,973 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $323,000 3 2 0 1983 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 $163.71 0.98 C7250040 SLD 1727 FESSLER ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,053 MANASOTA GARDENS $350,000 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/31 /2018 $170.48 0.93 D6101131 SLD 9378 SNAPPER CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,776 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $360,000 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 8/2/2018 $202.70 0.95 A4191511 SLD 8014 BAY POINT DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,515 CAPE HAZE MARINA VILLAGE PH 01 $399,500 3 4 0 2005 None Townhouse Convent ional 7/31/2018 $158.85 0.97 D6100565 SLD 140 HARDEE WAY 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,162 ROTONDA HEIGHTS $400,000 3 3 1 2018 Private Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 $185.01 0.96 A4403245 SLD 26792 WEISKOPF DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,288 BOCA ROYALE $394,153 3 2 1 2018 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/201 8 $172.27 0.93 D6101169 SLD 10562 RIVERSIDE RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,364 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 082 $410,000 3 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Re sidence FHA 8/3/2018 $173.43 0.96 D6100688 SLD 9464 ALBORADO RD 33946 PLACIDA 1,104 GASPERS HIDEWAY $395,000 2 2 0 2009 None Single Family Residence Conventiona l 7/31/2018 $357.79 0.93 D5921818 SLD 1436 DEER CREEK DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,712 POINT PINES $490,000 3 2 0 1974 Private Single Family Residence Conventi onal 8/2/2018 $286.21 1.02 D6101129 SLD 1935 MICHIGAN AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,430 GROVE CITY SHORES $460,000 2 2 0 1974 Private Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 $321.68 0.95 T3104729 SLD 8738 MARSH ST 33946 PLACIDA 1,770 SEABOARD $530,000 3 2 2 2007 None Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 $299.4 4 0.97 D6100500 SLD 9336 MELODY CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,858 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 $550,000 3 3 0 2004 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 7/30/2018 $192.44 0.97 D6100962 SLD 550 S MCCALL RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,681 TYLER & DARLING ADD 01 $515,000 3 2 0 1926 None Single Family Residence Cas h 7/30/2018 $306.37 0.86 D5908965 SLD 285 GREEN DOLPHIN DR 33946 PLACIDA 3,384 CAPE HAZE $950,000 4 3 0 1958 Private Single Family Residence Convention al 8/3/2018 $280.73 0.95 D6101744 SLD 760 BEACH VIEW DR 33921 BOCA GRANDE 1,910 BEACH VIEW AT BOCA BAY $1,265,000 3 3 0 1994 Community Townhouse Cash 8 /2/2018 $662.30 1 D5920572 SLD 9891 GASPARILLA PASS BLVD 33921 BOCA GRANDE 3,311 GULF SHORES NORTH 04 $1,395,000 3 3 1 2002 None Single Family R esidence Cash 8/2/2018 $421.32 0.93 D5920435 SLD 4561 SHORE LN 33921 BOCA GRANDE 9,580 SHORE LANE $9,500,000 8 6 2 1981 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2 018 $991.65 0.79SOUTH 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 RatioN6100553 Sold 312 RAVENNA ST N Mobile City $100,000 2 2 0 1964 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 86.81 0.69 N6100448 Sold 878 SHAMROCK BLVD #878-A Villa Nova $130,000 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Conventional 8/3/2018 106.38 0.94 N5916224 Sold 819 SORRENTO PL #819 Sorrento Place $152,000 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Conventional 7/31/2018 124.39 0.9 A4400324 Sold 115 BOWDOIN RD South Venice $155,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 129.17 0.97 A4403488 Sold 357 HILLVIEW RD Venice Gardens $160,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 135.48 0.94 T3100506 Sold 607 PINEBROOK CRES #7 Pinebrook Lake Club $172,500 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Conventional 7/31/2018 148.84 0.96 A4403807 Sold 122 ALGIERS DR Venice East $191,000 3 2 0 1965 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 123.07 0.96 U8001748 Sold 816 TANAGER RD Not Applicable $199,900 3 2 0 1956 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 145.07 1 D6100925 Sold 101 MALER DR Not Applicable $210,000 3 3 0 1962 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 67.35 0.97 A4203758 Sold 105 NAVIGATION CIR Bay Street Village & Towncenter Land Condo $214,000 2 2 0 2014 Condominium Cash 7/31/2018 172 .03 1 D6101143 Sold 344 SUNNYSIDE DR Venice East $216,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 8/2/2018 108.05 0.96 N6100434 Sold 5827 LINCOLN RD Gulf View Estates $216,000 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence FHA 7/31/2018 135.08 0.96 N5917050 Sold 427 HAZELWOOD RD Venice Gardens $219,000 2 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 148.88 0.97 N6100828 Sold 233 MALVERN DR Venice East $225,000 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 175.1 1 N6100617 Sold 608 NECTAR RD South Venice $225,000 2 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 205.86 0.94 N5915306 Sold 999 INLET CIR #B204 Bahia Vista Club $225,000 2 2 0 1968 Condominium Cash 7/30/2018 216.55 0.9 N5916505 Sold 105 PORTA VECCHIO BND #201 Toscana Isles $228,590 3 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 7/30/2018 137.62 1 N5916170 Sold 117 MESTRE PL Venetian Golf & River Club $230,000 2 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 137.89 0.94 N5915729 Sold 80 NAVIGATION CIR #104 Bay Street Village & Towncenter Land Condo $245,000 3 2 0 2017 Condominium Conventional 7/30/2018 160.34 0.99 N6100750 Sold 178 PADOVA WAY Venetian Golf & River Club $249,900 2 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 147.35 1 N6100841 Sold 800 RAVINIA CIR #800 Ravinia $250,000 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Cash 8/1/2018 173.73 1 N5916966 Sold 345 MESTRE PL Venetian Golf & River Club $250,000 2 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 169.38 0.96 N6100338 Sold 9027 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo $255,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 145.46 0.98 N5916468 Sold 8993 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo $255,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 145.46 0.97 N6100525 Sold 1019 TAM O SHANTER CT Jacaranda West Country Club $257,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30 /2018 128.82 0.99 N5915277 Sold 3781 SECOR RD South Venice $260,000 3 3 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 135.98 0.93 N5915469 Sold 19320 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village $269,150 2 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 164.02 1 N6100176 Sold 4012 LANDOR CT Woodmere Lakes $270,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 116.78 0.92 N6100013 Sold 5070 LAYTON DR Ventura Village $274,900 3 2 0 2012 Single Family Residence VA 7/30/2018 177.24 1 N6100846 Sold 264 CASSANO DR Villages of Milano $279,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 184.16 0.9 9 N6100113 Sold 4241 FRONTIER LN Bay Street Village & Towncenter Land Condo $281,785 2 2 0 2018 Condominium Conventional 7/30/20 18 179.02 0.92 D6100931 Sold 523 SOUTHLAND RD South Venice $282,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 8/1/2018 171.43 1.01 N5917205 Sold 19065 LAPPACIO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $282,500 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 202.07 0.97 D6101338 Sold 420 HARBOR DR S Venice South Gulf View $284,000 2 2 0 1955 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 181.12 1 N5916578 Sold 19317 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village $290,000 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 159.69 0.97 N5916123 Sold 316 PARKDALE DR Bay Shore Sec Of Venice $295,000 2 2 0 1960 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 236. 57 0.98 N5916626 Sold 1283 HIGHLAND GREENS DR Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $305,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/ 2018 175.19 0.97 N5916373 Sold 124 WAYFOREST DR Venice Golf & Country Club $310,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 138.64 0 .95 N6100164 Sold 321 WOODVALE DR Lake Of The Woods $312,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 150.58 0.9 8 A4406037 Sold 293 HIDDEN BAY DR #203 Not Applicable $315,500 2 2 0 2000 Condominium Cash 7/31/2018 201.21 0.97 N6101414 Sold 10025 COZY GROVE Sarasota National $321,497 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 167.71 1 A4215122 Sold 250 SANTA MARIA ST #219 Bella Costa $328,700 2 2 0 1972 Condominium Cash 7/30/2018 326.09 0.98 N5916996 Sold 251 MARAVIYA BLVD Toscana Isles $334,680 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 168.77 1 N5915790 Sold 621 MISTY PINE DR Sawgrass $340,000 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 157.92 0.94 N6100491 Sold 19429 RIZZUTO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $345,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/ 2018 180.63 0.97 N6100729 Sold 1670 VALLEY DR Waterford $355,000 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 153.08 0.95 T3114369 Sold 12480 CINQUETERRE DR Gran Paradiso $360,898 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 7/30/2018 177.61 0.96 A4215988 Sold 522 PINE RANCH EAST RD Bay Oaks Estates $365,000 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 175.65 0.99 A4210299 Sold 2305 GOYA DR Sorrento South $365,500 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 189.77 0.96 A4212868 Sold 1365 THORNAPPLE DR Willowbend $370,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 163.79 0.95 N6100179 Sold 149 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms $377,500 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 182.46 0.9 6 N6100931 Sold 804 MADRID AVE Venice Gulf View $380,000 3 2 0 1952 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 269.12 0.95 N6100057 Sold 1800 BAYSHORE RD Boca Royale $385,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/2/2018 189.94 0.96 A4400086 Sold 1860 MACKINTOSH BLVD Mission Valley Estates $388,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/30/2018 194.39 1 A4215591 Sold 1154 DEARDON DR The Manors Of Chestnut Creek $390,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 172.57 0.98 N6100811 Sold 404 PINE ROAD Bay Point $390,000 3 3 1 1976 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 158.28 0.95 A4405494 Sold 501 CHEVAL DR Venice Golf & Country Club $395,000 3 4 0 1997 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 160. 5 0.99 N5915511 Sold 579 MOSSY CREEK DR Sawgrass $400,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 191.66 0.98 N5916389 Sold 109 CIPRIANI CT Venetian Golf & River Club $405,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 8/3/2018 214.4 0.94 N5916979 Sold 316 SHORT RD Gulf Shores $408,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 205.96 0.91 A4410067 Sold 406 LANSBROOK DR Venice Golf & Country Club $425,000 4 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 1 74.25 1 N5913656 Sold 12232 STUART DR Grand Palm $425,000 4 3 1 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 122.69 0.97 N6101434 Sold 13317 CARAVAGGIO CT Gran Paradiso $438,000 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 171.56 1 A4400183 Sold 2135 MUSKOGEE TRL Calusa Lakes $439,000 3 3 0 1995 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 155.73 1 N5917116 Sold 11695 BREADFRUIT LN Stoneybrook At Venice $439,250 5 3 0 2010 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 13 4.41 0.98 N5917157 Sold 19303 SOLARZANO ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $440,000 3 3 0 2012 Single Family Residence Cash 8/1/2018 17 4.88 0.95 A4207128 Sold 18986 FORMOSA ST Islandwalk At The West Villages $445,000 3 3 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/ 2018 176.87 0.96 A4202544 Sold 1612 STILL RIVER DR Grand Palm $460,287 3 4 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 141.93 0.98 A4210728 Sold 1266 THORNAPPLE DR Willow Bend $462,500 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 204.56 0.97 N6100352 Sold 134 YACHT HARBOR DR Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club $465,000 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1/ 2018 208.24 0.97 A4401136 Sold 1048 BRADBERRY DR Calusa Park $495,000 4 3 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 156.45 0.97 A4207547 Sold 130 WILLOW BEND WAY Park Trace Estates $515,000 3 3 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 191.95 1 N5915761 Sold 1208 TUSCANY BLVD Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club $520,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/ 31/2018 189.37 0.95 O5563946 Sold 230 PESARO DR Venetian Golf & River Club $652,000 4 3 1 2005 Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3/2018 207. 91 0.99 N6100954 Sold 16866 FULL SAIL WAY Blackburn Ridge $660,500 3 2 1 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 7/31/2018 260.24 1.03 A4402066 Sold 1139 KINGS WAY DR Laurel Landings Estates $800,000 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conventional 7/31/2018 22 7.27 0.94 N5916650 Sold 817 PILLITTERI PL Hi g els Sub $1,050,000 3 3 0 2015 Sin g le Famil y Residence Conventional 8/1/2018 384.05 0.88 ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINEL Q: I own an oceanfront condo. When I bought it I had an unobstructed view of the ocean. Palm trees are now causing a 90 percent view obstruction. Do I have any recourse? „ Dorothy A: Questions about views are always complicated and involve many factors. The general rule is that no one is allowed to block your dir ect view. However, if it can be shown that the trees serve a useful purpose to the community, or were pre-planned to grow in front of your unit, you may be stuck with them. To see if you have any recourse, you will need to review your condominium documents and the ordinances of your municipality. Many beachfront towns and cities have enacted rules protecting their residents ocean views. These palm trees may be a code violation best addressed by your city. If this is not the case where you live, check your condo documents since many oceanfront condominiums have rules regulating their landscaping and protecting their constituents views of the beach. Typically, view laws are designed to protect people whose property extends all the way to the high-water mark. Condominiums present a particular problem because while you own your unit, your entire community owns the land that reaches to the water. It may be further complicated because the unit owners below you in your building now have a better view than when the trees were shorter that they would want to protect. If it turns out that your local government will not be able to assist you, then your best bet would be to appeal to your condo board to come up with a solution that leaves everyone with a better view.Trees now block my ocean view. What can I do? REAL ESTATE Q&A:


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy BETSY CALVERTSTAFF WRITERCharlotte County is welcoming in a new, small manufacturing company with a 10-year tax break that economic development staff estimates will generate $12.4 million in benefits over 20 years. Miami-based Amigo Pallets has signed an agreement with Charlotte County to build a 16,000-squarefoot facility near the Punta Gorda Airport and hire 10-12 new people with average salaries of $40,320. In exchange, the county will waive one part of the property tax for 10 years. Charlotte County commissioners voted unanimously to support the agreement in July. I applaud your vision, because you see the future the way we do,Ž Commissioner Chris Constance said to Amigo Pallets Vice President David Lopez. Lopez assured Constance that the company bought more land than it currently needs, in anticipation of expanding its business on Woodlawn Avenue and Northrup Drive. It chose Punta Gorda as a location based on its current supplier relationship with nearby Cheney Brothers food distributors. Were a family business trying to grow and expand,Ž Lopez told the commission. Like my mother-in-law always says, The world runs on pallets.Ž Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch asked about the lowest salary to be offered. Lopez answered that beginning jobs will start at $38,000. The highestwage new job will top out at $65,000. The company has committed to creating seven new jobs in the first year, three in the second, and possibly two more in 2021 and 2022. If they do not meet this hiring schedule for at least 10 jobs and $1.9 million in construction, they must pay the county back any tax relief, said Dave Gammon, business recruitment supervisor for the county. Currently, the 3.75 undeveloped acres generates $192 in taxes for the county, schools and other services. With a $1.9 million building, it will generate $36,463. The tax exemption only gives Amigo $10,102 in relief in the first year. The exemption does not apply to taxes for education, law enforcement or utilities. Over 10 years, the countys Economic Development Office estimates the county will lose $101,020 in taxes. Over 20 years, however, the county will collect $229,358 instead of $330,378. Economic development staff researched a wide range of effects over 20 years, from not collecting $101,020 from this one company for 10 years. For public services, staff came up with $503,243 in net fiscal benefit to the county, schools, public safety and water management. That is subtracting the costs associated with a new business and new residents, such as public education. For the county as a whole, including retail, services, healthcare and other economic activity, economic development staff calculated a $2.4 million net benefit from the purchasing and spending power of the company and employees.Email: ecalvert@sun-herald.comNew Charlotte company gets a tax exemption By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERDevelopment was on the menu at the recent Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Business Over Breakfast Meeting. Specifically, how to bring new business to Charlotte County, and how to house an expanding workforce. Lucienne Pears, director of Charlotte Countys Economic Development Office, touched on these and other economic development issues at the Wednesday morning event as guest speaker. So many times people will call the office or see me out on the street and say, Hey I would really love a Bonefish Grill on this corner, or if we could have a Starbucks in downtown Punta Gorda, that would be awesome,Ž said Pears. I agree. I agree with all those things, but thats not quite the work that we do.Ž Whats the difference? The goal of the countys economic development office is to provide job opportunities for Charlotte County residents so they can earn a living wage in targeted industries. These target industries are such that they could exist anywhere in the world. Pears called these industries primary jobs. Where the distinction between Starbucks and the companies that we try to work with lies is in the idea of a primary job,Ž said Pears. One primary job in the works is Ontariobased company Stanley Boats, which manufactures aluminum rescue boats for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, as well as cities and military groups around the world. They were looking for a new location,Ž said Pears, Michigan, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas and Southwest Florida. That is the definition of a company that can be successful with the work that they do anywhere in the country ... anywhere in the world. And they chose Charlotte County.Ž Pears said another benefit to companies such as Stanley is that they are bringing new wealth into the community. Theyre selling multi-million dollar boats that are manufactured here so they are contributing to the economic stabilization of what we have in Charlotte County.Ž When asked how close the county is to closing the deal with Stanley boats, Pears said that a deal is never done until they open the doors.Ž Stanley Boats has entered into an agreement with the state for the creation of a certain number of jobs and a certain capital investment in return for tax refund opportunities once they open the doors, according to Pears. Im working with them on finalizing their land contracts,Ž said Pears. They already have their general contractor picked out for construction and I am just waiting for all of that to get finalized.Ž The facility, when and if built, will go in the airport commerce center on the southeast side of the Punta Gorda Airport. The number of jobs Stanley Boats would be able to provide is not yet determined. Another problem for attracting new business to Charlotte County is housing, said Pears. Affordable housing is a big thing,Ž said Pears. We hear from so many people, Im trying to recruit new people. Im trying to recruit employees from out of the area.Ž Pears said often when companies try to recruit new employees, the prospects come to Charlotte County and are unable to find a home that isnt the right price or not to their liking. Its either too expensive or not the kind of housing that they are looking for,Ž said Pears, so many companies are complaining that they are losing the opportunities to expand because of that.Ž To counter this issue, Pears said the county is working to create more affordable housing in Charlotte. Currently, they are turning 33 acres along Veterans Boulevard in the Murdock Circle area and rezoning it to make it suitable for multi-family development. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERThe Knights of Columbus 5399 presented St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School with a check worth a little over $1,000 to help fund new security measures. The check was received by Principal Tonya Peters during a special breakfast prepared by the Knights for teachers and staff of the school.Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comCatholic school gets donation for new security measures PHOTOS PROVIDED BY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 5399Teachers and sta enjoy a celebratory breakfast before the new school year begins. Members of the Knights of Columbus serve St. Charles teachers breakfast. By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERSoon, back-to-schoolŽ may apply to even more local residents than you might think. Beginning in October, Florida Gulf Coast University will kickstart a completer degree program in Charlotte County. The program, known as FGCU Complete, enables people with a year-and-ahalf or more of college credit to pursue an FGCU bachelors degree,Ž the university announced Friday. FGCU Complete will allow students to obtain degrees in three different “elds, all designed based on signi“cant southwest Florida “elds. Completers can enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Studies or Bachelor of Science in Resort and Hospitality Management programs. Within the past year, some residents have been critical of FGCU for not offering for-credit classes in Charlotte County outside of online options. The multidisciplinary approach of these degrees„which combines courses across programs„ provides ”exibility and adaptability well-suited to adult learners unique academic and professional needs, making these majors perfect for degree-completion,Ž according to FGCUs executive director of continuing education, Paul Thornton. In lieu of traditional 16-week classes, FGCU Completes courses will last only eight weeks. For the program, FGCU will also be partnering with the Punta Gorda campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. The Charlotte courses are the “rst of their kind to be offered, prior to an of“cial launch in spring 2019, when similar programs will be made available in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Our overarching objective is to provide adults, especially working adults, a means to expand their horizons and be more productive members of the local workforce,Ž said FGCU president Mike Martin. Those interested can attend the information session at the FGCU Herald Court Centre on August 29 at 5:30 p.m.Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comFGCU tests completer degree program in Charlotte FOR MOREFGCU will hold an information session at FGCU Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. Conveniently located in North Port Commons on Rt 41 just 1/4 mile north of Sumter Blvd and 800 feet south of Lowes.PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY! EMERGENCIES WELCOME! ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Kristin A. Woods, D.D.S. Thomas R. Cherpak, D.D.S. Richard L. 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And while the company provides reports individualized for single homes, it also provides services to businesses and governments. CRCs Flood and Climate Risk AssessmentŽ projects your propertys risk from storm surge, extreme tides, sea level rise, and heavy rainfall over the next 30 years. That is the life-cycle of a typical mortgage. The reports are available for individual properties all the way up to entire neighborhoods. This company caught my eye because I have not seen any other service or modeling software that incorporates FEMA maps with climate-change and sea-level projections to assess future ” ood risks. The utility of the reports extends beyond individual property owners. For example, a large employer searching for a headquarters site would not want to build in a location where the employee parking lots will face frequent ” ooding in the future. A community, developer, or their investors may not want a development that is likely to experience frequent ” ooding in the future. The company also provides services to cities and other governmental entities. CRC also o ers solutions to existing property owners looking to mitigate future tidal, rainfall, and storm surge ” ooding. One intriguing solution is an in” atable water barrier around the perimeter of a home. Thats a lot more a ordable than relocating a home on stilts. The company acknowledges that most homeowners have limited funds, so it prioritizes mitigation steps that provide the most protection. Property owners who have ordered a report also have access to a customer support technician who can make recommendations such as the above tailored to their own budget. An AP wire report by Kimberly Miller relayed the story of a Palm Beach homebuyer whose “ rst choice was oceanfront property. He has considering buying a home on the Intracoastal Waterway instead, thinking it would be less vulnerable to future ” ooding. The buyer ordered a CRC report on both properties and was happily surprised that the prognosis for the oceanfront condo was dramatically better.Ž His instincts were wrong. This week, I chatted with Albert Slap, the President of Coastal Risk Consulting. I sensed that the mission of this company is more altruistic than pro“ t-driven. There is a sense of passion and con“ dence that the company can best explain and predict the new global changes. Albert listed over a dozen locations where we now have 40 or more days of ” ooding a year, from Fort Lauderdale to the New Jersey Shore. This seems particularly relevant because so many of us Floridians live near the water. Its rather disconcerting to read so much about rising sea levels lately. The report I obtained for my home Rotonda West home was reassuring. My home is less than 2 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. But my report predicts zero days of tidally in” uenced ” ooding for the next 30 years. The cost of the report for a residential property is $199, although it has been discounted to $99 for Hurricane Season. Commercial and multi-family property reports are also available online for $499. CRCs website includes sample reports available online at www.” Albert Slap, Coastal Risks President, will gladly respond to questions. You can reach him at or by phone 1-844-SEA-RISE (732-7473)PAID ADVERTISMENT adno=50539489By: Brett Slattery, broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty LLC in Charlotte County.


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 STATE NEWS4 Florida governor candidates get public fundsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ Four Florida gubernatorial candidates from both major parties are receiving public matching money from taxpayers. On the Democratic side, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham has received $1.1 million, while Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum got a check Friday for about $436,000. On the Republican side, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has received $1 million and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has gotten about $886,000 even though some GOP leaders have called the program welfare for politicians.Ž So far the state Division of Elections has distributed $4.5 million, with most of it going to gubernatorial candidates. Democratic attorney general candidate Ryan Torrens received $89,000 Friday. Any candidate for state office can qualify. The amount each receives is based on how much money they raise from Florida residents.Man charged with threatening to lynch local NAACP presidentGAINESVILLE (AP) „ A 75-year-old Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to lynch the president of a local NAACP. Ronald Wadford was arrested Thursday on two counts of aggravated stalking as a hate crime. Gainesville Police say he threatened to hang Evelyn Foxx who is the president of the Alachua County NAACP chapter. Police say Wadford called Foxx six times in November 2016, saying he was with the Ku Klux Klan and was going to her house to lynch her. The Ocala StarBanner reports she left the state to stay with family for weeks and eventually the country because she was afraid to go home. She went to Wadfords first appearance in court Friday and says shed like to ask him why and also tell him she loves him even though she said she could see bigotry in his eyes.Cops: Couple beat boy, made him clean toilet with toothbrushKEY LARGO (AP) „ A Florida couple is behind bars after an 11-year-old boy alleges they only allowed him to eat one meal a day and forced him to clean the toilet with his toothbrush as punishment. Monroe County Sheriffs officials charged 36-year-old Randell Howell with child abuse for allegedly punching, kicking and beating the boy with a belt. The child told investigators he was afraid to go home, saying they only let him eat dinner and that Jennifer Franklin often laughed while beating him. The boy also told child welfare officials that Franklin forced him to perform a graphic sexual act upon her using terminology he didnt understand. Investigators determined the boy had been sexually abused and neglected. He remains in state custody. Franklin was charged with sexual battery by a person older than 18 in which the victim was under 12 and cruelty toward a child.Last-minute technical problem delays NASAs flight to sunCAPE CANAVERAL (AP) „ A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASAs unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. As soon as the red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, a launch controller ordered, Hold, hold, hold.Ž Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. The $1.5 billion mission is already a week late because of rocket issues. Saturdays launch attempt encountered a series of snags; in the end, controllers ran out of time. Thousands of spectators gathered in the middle of the night to witness the launch, including the University of Chicago astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named. Eugene Parker predicted the existence of solar wind 60 years ago. Hes now 91 and eager to see the solar probe soar. He plans to stick around at least another few days. AP PHOTOAstrophysicist Eugene Parker, center, stands with NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate Thomas Zurbuchen, left, and United Launch Alliance President and Chief Executive Ocer Tory Bruno in front of the ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASAs Parker Solar Probe onboard, Friday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESLOCAL SPORTS CONTACT USBenjamin Baugh € Sports Editor, or 941-206-1175 Jacob Hoag € Staff writer or 941-206-1122 Email: Fax: 941-629-2085 HOW TO ƒ€ Submit a story idea: Email or call 941-206-1175. 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 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at Like us and share our photos on Facebook: SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports By BARBARA BOXLEITNERSTAFF WRITERJaeda Daniel of Auburn University reached the NCAA Division I Womens Tennis Championship. The Port Charlotte resident, who is a Florida Virtual School product, lost 6-3, 7-5 in the Round of 64 singles competition. In May, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association named the freshman as its Player to Watch in the Southern Region. As of May 30, Daniel ranked 61st in the Division I womens singles standings, highest among the Auburn Tiger players. She “nished the season with a 15-10 singles record, competing at the top two spots. She had an 18-5 record playing all three doubles positions. Daniel was recognized on the all-Southeastern Conference “rst team, All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team. She was cited March 14 as the conferences freshman of the week.BaseballScott Dubrule helped the Kenosha King“sh reach the Northwoods League postseason. The Venice High School graduate, who plays for Jacksonville University, carried a season-high 11-game hitting streak into Thursdays victory. Though the in“elder was hitless in that game, the team clinched the South Division second-half title. Dubrule batted a team-high .314 through 51 games with one home run and 24 runs batted in. He led the King“sh roster with 17 stolen bases in 20 attempts. He had at least two hits in six games during his hitting streak and was 3-for-4 with two RBIs in Mondays 19-7 win.FootballDevyn McCormick is a freshman kicker for Ave Maria University. He is a product of Port Charlotte High football program. Jared Bailey, a former Venice Indian, is a freshman defensive back for Bentley University. Another former Indian, Justin Holloway is a freshman long snapper for Ohio University. DeSoto County High graduate Manny Wesley has not returned to the Carthage College team. He did not play last year as a freshman safety. Former Pirate DAndre Lewis is no longer playing for Mars Hill University. The offensive lineman appeared in three games as a freshman last year. Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@ .Daniel earns plaudits for tennis talent By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe Charlotte High School Fighting Tarpons are poised for the fall 2018 football season. Coach Binky Waldrop enters his 29th year of coaching, and his 24th at Charlotte High School. The team opens its season against non-conference opponent Dunbar on Aug. 24, with the objective of improving on last years 6-4 record and a return to the FHSAA playoffs.Fighting Tarpons ready for 2018 fall season Charlotte Tarpons quarterback Alex Muse drops back to pass during practice Wednesday, August 8, at Charlotte High School. Charlotte Tarpons head coach Binky Waldrop directs football practice Wednesday, August 8, at Charlotte High School. PHOTOS BY TOM ONEILLCharlotte Tarpons head coach Binky Waldrop watches his team during football practice Wednesday, August 8, at Charlotte High School. Charlotte Tarpons linemen run through drills during football practice Wednesday, August 8, at Charlotte High School. adno=50539771 adno=50537031 Admission: FREE with business card $5 per person without business card Vendor Reception: 5:00-5:30 pm Expo Networking: 5:30-7:30 pm Meet City & County Electoral Candidates For more information contact North Port Area Chamber at 941-564-3040 or visit adno=720809


Feeling FitPort Charlotte € Punta Gorda € North Port € Englewood € ArcadiaSunday, August 12, 2018www.yoursun.netA recent WebMD post about eye care listed some unhealthy things you may or may not be doing to to take care of your peepers. We asked Port Charlotte ophthalmology specialist David Klein, M.D., to weigh in, and he elaborated on some of the websites main points as follows: € Get annual eye exams. See your eye doctor each year to make sure all is well, especially once youre over 40. Pick an eye doctor who examines you thoroughly and then talks to you,Ž said Dr. Klein. Stay informed, ask questions and dont forget to check your kids.Ž € Dont ignore irritated eyes. Itching, burning, watering and redness can be signs of allegeries, but pain, grittiness, light sensitivity and discharge may signal an infection, which if left untreated can damage your eyes. € Wear your shades.Ž Sunglasses protect your eyes from the suns ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can make you more likely to have cataracts, macular degeneration or a condition called pterygium (when tissue grows over the white part of your eye). Avoid direct sunlight on your eyes and eyelids,Ž advised Dr. Klein. Look for sunglasses that block out at least 99 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, said WebMD. The doctor and the website also agreed that excessive rubbing can damage the eyes blood vessels BY PROVIDED BY ALEXANDRIA DAVIS FAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITALPatients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Southwest Florida area. Fawcett Memorial Hospital announced its bariatric program has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The MBSAQIP Standards, outlined in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016 ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients. Fawcett Memorial Hospitals commitment to quality care begins with appropriately trained staff and the leadership surgeons who participate in meetings throughout the year to review its outcomes,Ž said Bill Hawley, President & CEO. They seek continuous improvement to enhance the structure, process and outcomes of the center.Ž To earn the MBSAQIP designation, Fawcett Memorial Hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The center also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement. The standards are specified in the MBSAQIP Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Health & Hope DanMEARNSCNow see this: Dont overlook your eyesBy JUDI LIGHT HOPSON, EMMA H. HOPSON and TED HAGENTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEWhen it comes to relationships, keep in mind that friends offer emotional support that family members cannot. Why? Friends help you view life from a less emotional viewpoint. For example, if your son is using drugs, family members might say: Hes turning out just like his father. We warned you about marrying him!Ž Friends, on the other hand, can offer more cool-headed advice. They might suggest professional counseling or talking with your son to gain insight. Having good mental health requires you have people to share your frustrations with. Family members can make stress intensify. Your relatives may see your life as a re”ection of their own, so they can drain your emotional bank account by judging you, making demands, and shaming you. Having too few friends or no close friends means youre left to work everything out on your own. Its critical to have three or four people you can talk openly with. Ideally, they will listen and not judge you unfairly. They will offer options when you feel backed into a corner. Friends are those special people you choose on purpose. You select them to take a seat in your inner circle of life because they add comfort, strength, and, joy. Finding appropriate friends, however, takes a conscious effort. Keep these tips in mind: € Your friends should share your morals. While its good to have people in your life with varying interests and personalities, never choose friends who dont share your views on knowing right from wrong. € Your best friends will address problems like you would. For example, if you believe in speaking up about bullying, your closest friends will as well. € No friend will agree with you on everything. Thats good, however. Seeing life through someone elses perspective helps you PHOTO PROVIDEDFriends oer emotional support that family members cannot. Why? Friends help you view life from a less emotional viewpoint.Why friendships protect mental health Fawcett Memorial Hospital achieves national accreditation for bariatric programPROVIDED BY MCCVarious disorders can disrupt daily life and compromise peoples productivity while adversely affecting their happiness. Panic disorder is one such condition and can be especially problematic because of the seeming spontaneity of panic attacks. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America notes that roughly 3 percent of Americans experience panic disorder, or PD, in a given year. While that might seem like a small percentage, it still translates to nearly 10 million people, many of whom may bene“t from taking the time to understand PD. What is PD? The ADAA says panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous panic attacks. These people are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. What is a panic attack? A panic attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort. Panic attacks peak within minutes and are characterized by a host of symptoms, not all of which must be present to qualify an incident as a panic attack. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018Bayfront Health Recruits Highly Experienced Cardiac Surgeon and Cardiothoracic and Critical Care AnesthesiologistBayfront Health announced today that board-certi“ed cardiothoracic surgeon Luis Andres Dibos, M.D., FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) and cardiothoracic and critical care anesthesiologist Winston Thomas, M.D., have joined Bayfront Health Medical Groups growing team of providers. Dr. Luis Dibos is a cardiovascular surgeon and member of the open heart surgery team at the Southwest Florida Heart Center at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Since 1996, he has performed over 6,000 cases and been involved in over 100 TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) procedures. One of Dibos specialties is beating heart surgery, of which he has performed over 2,000 cases. Beating heart surgery, also known as off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, is when the heart continues to beat during the procedure. Since the heart is not stopped during surgery, and a heartlung machine is not needed, this method has proven to reduce neurologic and renal complications, speci“cally in the elderly population. He performs close to 80 percent of his bypass operations off-pump. Dibos also specializes in minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, complex aortic surgery, and stentless and sutureless aortic valve replacement. Dibos received his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and completed his fellowships at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and State University of New York in Syracuse, NY. He is bilingual, ”uent in both English and Spanish. Cardiothoracic and critical care anesthesiologist Dr. Winston Thomas has over 25 years experience and will be part of the dedicated anesthesiology team for the cardiac program at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He received his medical degree from Instituto Superior De Ciencias Medicas De Villa Clara, Santa Clara, Cuba. He completed a general surgery internship at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, anesthesiology residency at George Washington University, critical care fellowship at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic. He too is bilingual, ”uent in English and Spanish. Dr. Dibos is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 941-206-0325. For more information, visit www. BayfrontMedicalGroup. com.Bayfront Health Medical Group Recruits Family Medicine Physician Elena Herschdorfer Rodriguez, D.O.Family medicine physician Elena Herschdorfer Rodriguez, D.O., has joined Bayfront Health Medical Group and is seeing patients at 713 E. Marion Ave., Suite 131, Punta Gorda. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez brings the expertise and experience to care for each member of your family. Her comprehensive services include routine annual exams and health screenings for men and women, well-child and teen care, sick visits, immunizations and chronic disease management. Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez graduated from medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. She completed her residency in family medicine at Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, FL. Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez is ”uent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez is accepting new patients and most often can see patients same-day. To schedule an appointment, call 941-575-1514. For more information, visit www. BayfrontMedicalGroup. com.Charlotte Behavioral Health Care is new Provider of the Charlotte/Desoto Florida Assertive Community Treatment TeamCharlotte Behavioral Health Care is proud to announce that starting July 1, 2018, it became the provider of the Charlotte/ Desoto Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team. FACT is an evidenced-based program that provides 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a week care. The team provides intensive, community-based treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness who have not responded well to traditional treatment. Many of those served by FACT have histories of multiple emergency room visits, repeated hospitalizations, admissions to state hospitals, homelessness or incarceration in local jails. FACT teams provide a multidisciplinary approach to deliver comprehensive care in a location that is convenient for the participant … including in homes, at work, or in jails, hospitals, or within community settings. The goals of the team are to prevent recurrent hospitalization and incarceration, while improving the participants productive community involvement and overall quality of life by lessening or eliminating the debilitation symptoms of mental illness. Often patients need an increased frequency of services after discharge from the state hospital. We are poised to help facilitate a more positive transition for patients that need that level care when returning to the community,Ž said Gina Wynn, assistant vice president of community services at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. We are excited about this opportunity as it allows us to provide a wider range of behavioral health services to our community.ŽNeuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ Port Charlotte Parkinsons 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. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 15. € Englewood Parkinsons Support Group Understanding Parkinsons Disease and Resources for Symptom ManagementŽ with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager: St. Davids Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. € Special Event, North Port,  Understanding the Medical In“nity Deep Brain Stimulation System and Parkinsons 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. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Carisa Campanella, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Karla Brody, Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 22. € 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. € 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. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons Support Group Care Partners and People with Parkinsons Breakout Groups: Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24.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 Easy on Easy offŽ for all levels of players from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Then followed by the popular  Gary Littlestar Get Out and PlayŽ 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-Blind / Visually Impaired, Deaf and wheelchair--and Masters Tennis. Balls and rackets provided. For more information, call Art at 941-698-9480.Childbirth Education Programs offeredSarasota Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive childbirth education programs at its North Port Health Care Center, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. All sessions are taught by quali“ed instructors, on a rotating monthly schedule. For the educational sessions, youll need to sign-up in advance. We recommend signing up for classes by your second trimester and “nishing them four weeks prior to your due date. Upcoming classes include: € Monday, Aug. 13: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € Saturday, Aug. 18: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. € Wednesday, Aug. 22: CPR for Infants 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. € Monday, Sept. 10: Baby Care Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. € Saturday, Sept. 15: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. € Wednesday, Sept. 26: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register online at babies. Basic Training Course offeredCharlotte County Emergency Management is offering the CERT, Citizens Emergency Response Team, training course. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in gaining skills and knowledge to help make their communities prepared and resilient when an incident occurs. CERT is a volunteer program that educates people about disaster preparedness. Topics include hazards that can impact a community, basic disaster response skills, “re safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. After completing training requirements, CERT members will have the skills and knowledge to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an emergency event. This is a three-day course, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 through 18, and is free of charge. All classes will be held at the at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. To register for the course please email or call/ text 813-702-3785. Due to limited seating persons interested in participating in CERT training must register prior to Aug. 13. For more information, contact Charlotte County CERT: 813-702-3785 or charlottecountycert@gmail. com.Lee Health announces temporary inactivation of kidney transplant programLee Health announced the Lee Health Transplant Institute at Gulf Coast Medical Center is temporarily and voluntarily inactivating its deceased donor kidney program, effective Aug. 16. This inactive period is due to a temporary lack of surgical availability and the program plans to reactive in early December. During this temporary inactivation period the transplant clinic will remain open, and patients will continue to receive their preand post-transplant nephrology care at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Patient safety is always the top priority at our transplant institute and I am proud of our 100 percent transplant success rate since the program reopened last year. All of our patients will continue to receive compassionate pre and post-transplant care and treatment, and we are dedicated to helping our current patients transfer their wait list time to active transplant centers should they choose to do so,Ž said Scott Nygaard, M.D., Lee Health Chief Operating Of“cer. ll patients of the kidney transplant clinic have been noti“ed of the inactivation period via mail, and Lee Health has staff available to assist in transferring wait list time to any active transplant center in the state. Patients were also provided with a list of active centers and information from the United Network for Organ Sharing. The transplant team will continue to evaluate patients for potential future transplantation, and those who have decided to transfer their waitlist time to another location will be able to transfer it back to Lee Health upon program reactivation. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 Feeling FitPresident Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Deadlines: Support groups and News & Notes are published as space permits. To be included send the information to Deadlines for listings are the Monday prior to publication. Medical Advertising Executives Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 jcommiskey@sun-herald.comBy RITA GIORDANOTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERBreast is still best, but can feeding young babies some solid food mean more sleep for parents? A new study from British researchers published in JAMA Pediatrics supports what caregivers have thought for generations „ that some solids in an infants diet may result in a little more rest for parents. To our knowledge, we show for the “rst time in a randomized clinical trial setting that, consistent with the belief of many parents, the early introduction of solids does have a small but signi“cant effect on sleep characteristics,Ž said study author Gideon Lack, a pediatric allergy professor with Kings College London, and colleagues. But that doesnt mean you should do it. The researchers “ndings were limited to babies sleep duration, not on what is nutritionally best for babies. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, British health of“cials and many other childcare experts around the globe advise mothers to try to exclusively breastfeed babies up to age 6 months. In addition to decades of research “nding breast milk to be nutritionally complete, breastfeeding also has been linked to stronger immunity, healthy brain development, lower obesity risk, reduced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome rates, higher educational achievement and also various maternal health bene“ts. All new parents want their babies to sleep,Ž said University of Pennsylvania nursing professor Diane L. Spatz, who also is a researcher and manager of the lactation program at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. However, the study “ndings are concerning, especially in light of the obesity epidemic,Ž and the connection between early introduction of solids and food allergies. Her recommendation: Breastfeed on cue around the clock. This may mean the infant would be breastfeeding frequently between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. when prolactin (the milk-making hormone) is highest.Ž Not great for moms sleep. But then the baby may have a longer period of rest in the early morning,Ž Spatz explained. She suggests maintaining a safe sleep space for baby by using a co-sleeper (which attaches to the parents bed) so that its easier for moms to get back to sleep after nursing. Plus, the added sleep time associated with solid food may not be as much waking two less times a night. The early solid food eaters overall also had about 9 percent fewer night feedings. Parents of exclusively breastfed babies were more likely to perceive their babies as having sleep problems, researchers found. There was, however, no difference in the amount of daytime sleep between the two groups of infants. The authors also found that the introduction of than 1,200 children from England and Wales from age 3 months through 3 years. All the babies were breastfed, but about half started getting certain solid foods in addition to breast milk from age 3 months or somewhat later, but before they were 6 months old. While childcare experts urge mothers to maximize breastfeeding bene“ts, even shorter nursing durations are bene“cial to babies.Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents? PHOTO PROVIDEDAlcoholics 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.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver suapport groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register. SUPPORT GROUPS BREAKINGNEWS!Log onto www. s unnew s paper s .net for the late s t update s. Its important to know who to trust with your familys health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized with the 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades, putting your community hospital in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 € 941.629.1181 € adno=50538607


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITERMove over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing labor raises the risk for a C-section, and prompted two leading OB-GYN doctor groups to say its now reasonable to offer women like those in the study that option. But only certain pregnant women qualify, and the study did not track how inducing labor affected breastfeeding or other mom-baby issues later. Some groups such as Lamaze International still advocate letting nature take its course rather than giving medicines to make the womb start contracting. Many women dont want all of the medical care that goes with inductionŽ such as an IV and fetal monitoring, said Lisa Kane Low, past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and associate dean of the University of Michigan School of Nursing. It can result in a very different type of experience.Ž Being induced doesnt mean moms cant have natural childbirthŽ „ they can forgo pain medicine or use a hospitals homelike birthing center rather than delivering in an operating room in a sterile suite with a big light over your head,Ž said the study leader, Dr. William Grobman, an OB-GYN specialist at Northwestern University in Chicago. Everyone has a different de“nition of what a natural birth is,Ž said Dr. Cynthia Gyam“Bannerman of New YorkPresbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, which participated in the study. Some women feel that natural just means delivering vaginallyŽ and more were able to do that when labor was induced, she said. Results of the federally funded study were published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.ABOUT THE STUDYAbout 40 percent of U.S. women giving birth are “rst-time moms, and at least half are low risk „ no problems requiring early delivery or a cesarean. Many women ask to be induced now, to let them plan delivery and ensure their doctor is available, but the risks and bene“ts are unclear. Previous studies suggesting that inducing labor raises the risk for a C-section were observational and compared different types of women giving birth under different types of circumstances. This was the “rst very big experiment to time labor induction for 39 weeks „ when a pregnancy is considered full term and complication rates are lowest. More than 6,100 women at 41 hospitals were randomly placed in two groups: one had labor induced at 39 weeks; the other waited for labor to start on its own and were induced only if a problem developed or they hadnt delivered by 42 weeks.HOW MOMS AND BABIES FAREDDeaths and severe complications were fewer among babies of women who were induced „ about 4 percent versus 5 percent in the other group „ but the difference was so small it could have occurred by chance alone. Signi“cantly fewer babies in the induced group needed breathing tubes or extra oxygen after birth, and they spent less time in the hospital. Nineteen percent of induced moms had a cesarean versus 22 percent of the others. Doctors estimate that one C-section would be avoided for every 28 women induced. Nine percent of induced women developed dangerous high blood pressure at the end of pregnancy versus 14 percent of the others. Study participants who were induced, such as Aleksa Owen, said they had less pain and felt more in control. I was pretty open to any kind of birth, whatever works to keep the baby safe and myself safe as well,Ž said Owen, a 34-year-old graduate student from the Chicago suburb of Woodridge, Illinois. Her son was born in October 2016 and I felt like I had a sense of control throughout the process.ŽTHE COSTIts not clear which option costs more; researchers plan to study that. Induced women spent more time in the labor and delivery unit but went home sooner after birth. Insurers often pay a “xed rate for births, complicating cost comparisons. The labor and delivery suite is one of the most expensive places in a hospital, said Dr. Nanette Santoro, OB-GYN chief at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. If all eligible moms decided to be induced, I do not believe we would have the resources to accommodate them,Ž but may have to adapt based on this study, she said.WHAT OTHERS THINKChristen Sadler, a certi“ed nurse-midwife and president-elect of Lamaze International, said other research suggests that letting labor start on its own is almost always best for moms and babiesŽ unless theres a problem that requires intervening. Nan Strauss, policy chief for the advocacy group Every Mother Counts, agreed: Inducing labor disrupts the complex hormonal processes that help labor progress, prepare the baby for birth, and promote successful breastfeeding and bonding.Ž The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for MaternalFetal Medicine says its reasonable for doctors to offer labor induction after discussing the options thoroughlyŽ with “rst-time moms at low risk who had an ultrasound early in pregnancy to verify when they will reach 39 weeks. Dr. Michael Greene of Massachusetts General Hospital noted that women in the study were Aers on average and fewer were over 35, calling into question how generalizable the results are. Still, the study should reassure women that elective induction of labor at 39 weeks is a reasonable choiceŽ thats unlikely to harm moms or babies, he wrote in a commentary in the journal.Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some momsA large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor instead of waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some AP PHOTOSA large study of “rst-time moms “nds that they are less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor is induced at 39 weeks rather than waiting for it to start on its own. The results overturn the longtime view that inducing labor raises the risk for a C-section. In this Aug. 7, photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, “rst-time mothers at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own. Their babies fared better, your own choices carefully. € You cant make friends overnight. Start collecting trustable friends now, if you dont have any. It takes time to see if any relationship will blossom. € Some friends will betray you. They will gossip behind your back and they will forsake you. Thats why it pays to have enough friends to balance out those who fail you. A friend of ours, whom well refer to as Diana, says shes overly cautious about friends. Two of my close friends stole two of my boyfriends in high school,Ž Diana laughs. Its made me nervous to this day about trusting people. We advised Diana to risk being hurt. You dont have to lend your credit cards to a friend or ask her to keep your husband company while youre out of town. With friends, you can set healthy limits as you go. Until you know someone for a long time, you dont really know them. It takes friendship failure to teach you how to judge others,Ž says a friend of ours well call Garrett. Its like playing any type of sport. You have to get knocked down, get up, think about your situation and move on. Thats how you grow.Ž Never place unfailing trust in other people, but learn how to get the good out of people. For example, someone might make you a terri“c pal for hiking. Another person might be someone youd love to spend a vacation with. Everyone isnt going to “t all of your needs. It takes a variety of people. Friends are like a good stock portfolio. You cant wait until youre too needy to make things work. Think ahead so you can make wise choices.HEALTHFROM PAGE 1 863-494-3925Attacks occur unexpectedly and may even cause sufferers to awake from sleep. Can anyone have PD? No one is immune to PD, though some people are more likely to experience PD than others. The ADAA notes that panic disorder is twice as common in women than in men. While even children can have panic disorder and may experience panic-like symptoms, PD typically begins in adults age 20 or older. What are the symptoms of a panic attack? Various symptoms are associated with panic attacks. But the ADAA notes that not all symptoms linked to panic attacks must be present to con“rm an attack. In fact, some people may experience limited-symptom panic attacks, which are similar to full-blown panic attacks but consist of fewer than four symptoms. Men and women should never self-diagnose, and anyone who suspects he or she suffered a panic attack should consult a physician immediately. 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Individuals who think they might have experienced a panic attack or those who suddenly exhibited any of the aforementioned symptoms are advised to exercise caution and report incidents to their physicians as soon as possible. Is PD treatable? The ADAA notes that PD is highly treatable and that people who suspect they have experienced panic attacks should not hesitate to report incidents to their physicians out of embarrassment or fear. More information about panic disorder is available at www.adaa. org. PANICFROM PAGE1 In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion Having Problems With Your Dentures?100 Madrid Blvd., Ste. 414 Punta Gorda 941-575-2626www.smilesofpuntagorda.comDifficulty Eating? Sore Gums? Wobbly or Loose? Messy Adhesives? Denture Stabilization Affordable! Complimentary Initial Consultation!Are you concerned about zinc content in your denture adhesives? 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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 5By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTERA popular exercise for the legs is the seated leg extension. It is done by using a leg extension machine and is an extremely reliable isolation exercise that targets the quadriceps muscle found at the front of the upper leg. Performing the exercise is simple. Sit in the seat provided by the machine. Place your feet under the movable component, while ensuring that the pad rests on the shins about an inch or two above your feet. Next, grab hold of the bars (hand grips) found on both sides of the machine. Finally, extend your legs straight out in front of you and then return them to the starting position. To get the most from the exercise, it is important that you make use of the following performance points: Adjust the back rest and the machines moveable component (the part of the machine that is manipulated when you extend and retract the legs) to suit your needs. Keep yourself well braced by pushing the entire back against the padded back rest and making use of the side bars. Perform the exercise slowly and with control. It is also helpful to focus on the quads as you extend and retract the legs. To ensure balance, with regards to the development of the upper leg, the leg extension exercise should be performed along with the leg curl exercise which targets the back muscles of the upper leg. Because the leg extension places a high degree of tension on the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, persons with weak, painful or injured knees should avoid or use the exercise cautiously. If, in spite of existing warning signs, you choose to use the exercise, it is important that the following be done: Make an effort to perform the exercise correctly. Use a light weight to prevent injury (or further injury) to the knees Seek the assistance of a personal trainer or “tness expert. Additional “tness information and services may be had by visiting the Cultural Centers Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte or by calling 941-625-4175, ext. 263.Performing the leg extension exercise PHOTO PROVIDEDAlfred Rozanski, a member of the Fitness Center, performs the leg extension exercise. By MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in their “rst year of life, 14 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had one or more health problems likely caused by the mosquito-borne virus. And for some of those babies, the toll of that gestational exposure was not evident at birth, the U.S. public health agency revealed. Microcephaly „ a smaller-than-usual head size „ has emerged as a hallmark of Zika exposure in babies. But in many babies whose mothers were infected by the Zika virus during pregnancy, follow-up care revealed health issues that were less immediately evident, including brain and eye damage, vision and hearing abnormalities and nervous system problems such as seizures. Many of those babies had appeared healthy at birth, and only as the babies grew older did those abnormalities become evident. The rate of congenital abnormalities that are known to be caused by Zika virus infection (including microcephaly and eye damage) is roughly 30 times higher than would normally be seen in a population not exposed to the virus, the CDC said. That number could rise as experts establish that Zika is the clear cause of many of the less evident abnormalities seen among the babies, the authors of the new CDC report added. We expect to learn more as these children grow and develop and additional problems are diagnosed,Ž said Peggy Honein, who directs the CDCs Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders. As we learn more, we are likely to identify additional children with health problems. So the Zika story is not over and we have so much more to learn.Ž Those “ndings emerged from an analysis of 1,450 infants born in U.S. territories and freely associated states (including American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) between 2016 and early 2017, and who were tracked for at least a year after birth. Those babies were among some 4,800 children con“rmed to have been exposed in utero and who are now being tracked by the CDC. All of the tracked pregnancies in the U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry occurred between 2016 and 2018. The CDC says that in 2018, it has found no evidence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in the continental United States. The last con“rmed cases of local mosquito-borne transmission in the U.S. were in Florida and Texas, where two and “ve cases, respectively, were reported in 2017. Zika is still a threat internationally, however, and the health agency recommends that women who are pregnant should not travel to a long list of countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, where mosquitoes are still transmitting the Zika virus. That list also includes Mexico and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. U.S. of“cials reported that roughly 74 cases of local mosquito-borne transmission have been con“rmed in 2018 in Puerto Rico. The new “gures offer a clearer picture of Zikas toll in cases where a woman carrying a developing fetus is infected by Zika, either because she was bitten by a virus-bearing mosquito or because she has had unprotected sex with a man infected in the last three months. On Tuesday, the CDC also unveiled new recommendations aimed at preventing the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. The agency had previously recommended that men infected with the virus abstain from sex or use a condom during sex for six months after they have shown symptoms of infection, including fever, rash, conjunctivitis, and joint or muscle pain. It now says such protections are necessary for three months only. Honein said that the new “ndings do not offer further clarity on how the timing of Zika infection during pregnancy affects a babys health. While exposure during the “rst trimester of pregnancy appears to pose the greatest danger to a fetus, she said abnormalities were seen in babies born to mothers infected later in pregnancy as well. Were still learning more everyday about the full impactŽ of the virus, Honein said on Tuesday. Of the 4,165 Zikaaffected pregnancies that make up the CDCs study population, seven infants were excluded who reportedly died before reaching their “rst birthday. Three of those babies died during the first 14 days of life. Honein said the full picture of Zikas effects would be clearer if more of the babies born to Zika-infected mothers had undergone a complete battery of recommended tests after birth. Among the studys 1,450 children, only three-quarters had at least one developmental screening or evaluation, and 60 percent underwent recommended brain scanning after birth. Fewer than half were evaluated for hearing problems, and just 36 percent underwent a vision evaluation. That level of follow-up care came despite the fact that the childrens outcomes were a subject of study, despite recommendations that full evaluations should be performed on all Zikaaffected babies, and despite solid evidence that prompt action can make a difference in a baby with neurodevelopmental problems.For Zika-exposed babies, trouble may emerge in their first year TNS PHOTOMaria Carolina Silva Floa, 20, holds her baby, Maria Gabriela Silva Alves, 2 months, who was born with microcephaly, as they wait for her physiotherapy appointment at Pedro 1 Municipal Hospital in Campina Grande, Brazil. NAMI Family Support groupsPort Charlotte: The National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a Family Support Group meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. This is for family members and caregivers of individuals with a mental illness. For more information, contact Karen at 941-456-3100. North Port: The family support group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Anchor House, 3555 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 or visit the website at Venice: The family support group meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the “rst Wednesday of the month at Venice Health Park, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd., room 1283. The National Alliance on Mental Illness family support group is a peer-led group for family members and caregivers of adults living with mental illness. All meetings are free and confidential. For more information, call 941-376-9361 or visit the website at Sarasota: The family support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Beneva Christian Church, 4835 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty. org.NAMI Connection Recovery Support GroupThe National Alliance on Mental Illness meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. the “rst and third Tuesday of the month at the Mental Health Community Center (Prospect House), 240 S. Tuttle Ave., Unit B, Sarasota. Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness providing a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. It offers a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. All meetings are free and con“dential. Call 941-3769361 or visit the website at namisarasotacounty. org for more information. Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregivers St. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a non-pro“t organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinsons and their caregivers. Neuro Challenge provides ongoing monthly support groups, educational programs, and individualized care, advising to help empower people with Parkinsons and their caregivers with A Better Approach to Parkinsons. They will meet in St. Davids Parish Hall every the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Neuro Challenge serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties … there are an estimated 9,000 people with Parkinsons in the three county service area. For more information, call 941-926-6413, 941-4743140 or go to Neuro Challenge is happy to include people with other neurological illnesses „ ie: MS; ALS; etc.Ostomy support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-6297568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077.Overeaters anonymousOvereating a problem? Overeaters Anonymous offers free meetings at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 24515 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-626-8969 for more information. SUPPORT GROUPS


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018BY WILL STONEKJZZ (TNS)PHOENIX „ It started with a rolled ankle during a routine Army training exercise. Shannon Hubbard never imagined it was the prologue to one of the most debilitating pain conditions known to exist, called complex regional pain syndrome. The condition causes the nervous system to go haywire, creating pain disproportionate to the actual injury. It can also affect how the body regulates temperature and blood flow. For Hubbard, it manifested years ago following surgery on her foot „ a common way for it to take hold. My leg feels like its on fire pretty much all the time. It spreads to different parts of your body,Ž the 47-year-old veteran said. Hubbard props up her leg, careful not to graze it against the kitchen table in her home east of Phoenix. Its red and swollen, still scarred from an ulcer that landed her in the hospital a few months ago. That started as a little blister and four days later it was like the size of a baseball,Ž she said. They had to cut it open and then it got infected, and because I have blood flow issues, it doesnt heal.Ž She knows its likely to happen again. Over the past three years, Ive been prescribed over 60 different medications and combinations; none have even touched the pain,Ž she said. Hubbard said shes had injections and even traveled across the country for infusions of ketamine, an anesthetic that can be used for pain in extreme cases. Her doctors have discussed amputating her leg because of the frequency of the infections. All I can do is manage the pain,Ž she said. Opioids have become the best solution.Ž For about nine months, Hubbard was on a combination of shortand long-acting opioids. She said it gave her enough relief to start leaving the house again and do physical therapy. But in April that changed. At her monthly appointment, her pain doctor informed her the dose was being lowered. They had to take one of the pills away,Ž she said. Hubbard knew the rules were part of Arizonas new opioid law, which places restrictions on prescribing and limits the maximum dose for most patients. She also knew the law wasnt supposed to affect her „ an existing patient with chronic pain. Hubbard argued with the doctor, without success. They didnt indicate there was any medical reason for cutting me back. It was simply because of the pressure of the opioid rules.Ž Her dose was lowered from 100 morphine milligram equivalents daily (MME) to 90, the highest dose allowed for many new patients in Arizona. She said her pain has been terribleŽ ever since. It just hurts,Ž she said. I dont want to walk, I pretty much dont want to do anything.Ž Hubbards condition may be extreme, but her situation isnt unique. Faced with skyrocketing drug overdoses, states are cracking down on opioid prescribing. Increasingly, some patients with chronic pain like Hubbard say they are becoming collateral damage. More than two dozen states have implemented laws or policies limiting opioid prescriptions in some way. The most common is to restrict a patients first prescription to a number of pills that should last a week or less. But some states like Arizona have gone further by placing a ceiling on the maximum dose for most patients. The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, the culmination of months of outreach and planning by state health officials, was passed earlier this year with unanimous support. It started in June 2017, when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, declared a public health emergency, citing new data, showing that two people were dying every day in the state from opioid overdoses. He has pledged to come after those responsible for the rising death toll. All bad actors will be held accountable „ whether they are doctors, manufacturers or just plain drug dealers,Ž Ducey said in his annual State of the State address, in January 2018. The governor cited statistics from one rural county where four doctors prescribed 6 million pills in a single year, concluding something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.Ž Later in January, Ducey called a special session of the Arizona legislature and in less than a week he signed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act into law. He called it the most comprehensive and thoughtful package any state has passed to address this issue and crisis to date.Ž The law expands access to addiction treatment, ramps up oversight of prescribing and protects drug users who call 911 to report an overdose from prosecution, among other things. Initially, Arizonas major medical associations cautioned against what they saw as too much interference in clinical practice, especially since opioid prescriptions were already on the decline. Gov. Duceys administration offered assurances that the law would maintain access for chronic pain sufferers and others who rely on these drugs.Ž Restrictions would apply only to new patients. Cancer, trauma, endof-life and other serious cases were exempt. Ultimately, the medical establishment came out in favor of the law. Since the laws passage, some doctors in Arizona report feeling pressure to lower patient doses, even for patients who have been on stable regimens of opioids for years without trouble. Dr. Julian Grove knows the nuances of Arizonas new law better than most physicians. A pain doctor, Grove worked with the state on the prescribing rules. We moved the needle to a degree so that many patients wouldnt be as severely affected,Ž said Grove, president of the Arizona Pain Society. But Ill be the first to say this has certainly caused a lot of patients problems (and) anxiety.Ž Many people who are prescribing medications have moved to a much more conservative stance and, unfortunately, pain patients are being negatively affected.Ž Like many states, Arizona has looked to its prescription-monitoring program as a key tool for tracking overprescribing. State law requires prescribers to check the online database. Report cards are sent out comparing each prescriber to the rest of their cohort. Clinicians consider their scores when deciding how to manage patients care, Grove said. A lot of practitioners are reducing opioid medications, not from a clinical perspective, but more from a legal and regulatory perspective for fear of investigation,Ž Grove said. No practitioner wants to be the highest prescriber.Ž Arizonas new prescribing rules dont apply to board-certified pain specialists like Grove, who are trained to care for patients with complex chronic pain. But, said Grove, the reality is that doctors „ even pain specialists „ were already facing pressure on many fronts to curtail opioids „ from the Drug Enforcement Agency to health insurers down to state medical boards. The new state law has only made the reduction of opioids more fast and furious,Ž he said. Grove traces the hypervigilance back to guidelines put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016. The CDC spelled out the risks associated with higher doses of opioids and advised clinicians when starting a patient on opioids to prescribe the lowest effective dosage. Psychiatrist Sally Satel, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said those guidelines stipulated the decision to lower a patients dose should be decided on a case-by-case basis, not by means of a blanket policy. (The guidelines) have been grossly misinterpreted,Ž Satel said. The guidelines were not intended for pain specialists, but rather for primary care physicians, a group that accounted for nearly half of all opioids dispensed from 2007 to 2012. There is no mandate to reduce doses on people who have been doing well,Ž Satel said. In the rush to address the nations opioid overdose crisis, she said, the CDCs guidelines have become the model for many regulators and state legislatures. Its a very, very unhealthy, deeply chilled environment in which doctors and patients who have chronic pain can no longer work together,Ž she said. Satel called the notion that new prescribing laws will reverse the tide of drug overdose deaths misguided.ŽPatients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate Shannon Hubbard has complex regional pain syndrome and considers herself lucky that her doctor hasnt cut back her pain prescription dosage. TNS PHOTOGerald Harris II, DO, specializes in treating addiction in Glendale, Ariz. He says hes seen an increase in referrals from doct ors concerned that their patients with chronic pain are addicted to opioids. (and you shouldnt touch your eyes with dirty hands). They also advised using protective eyewear for sports and dangerous jobs, being aware of your family history relating to eye conditions (researchers suggests two of the most common causes of blindness … glaucoma and macular degeneration „ may be linked to genetics), reduce alcohol consumption and dont smoke. Smoking can be as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body,Ž WedMD said, and Dr. Klein concurred. The habit can lead to catraracts, damage the optic nurse and make you more likely to develop macular degeneration. WebMD cautioned about spending too much time staring at computer, cell phone and laptop screens and suggested following the 20-20-20 rule.Ž Look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. The webite encouraged persistent contact lens care, which includes cleaing them with the solution your eye doctor recommends „ not water or saliva „ storing them in a proper case (and change the case every three months), and removing them before you take a shower or go to bed. Dont swim in dirty or polluted water, especially if youre a contact lens wearer,Ž advised Dr. Klein. Control your sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure, and go easy on over-the-counter medicines.Ž The doctor also discussed diet as it relates to eye care. A healthy diet is important,Ž he said, and should include omega fish oil, the Vitamin A derivatives, lutein and zeaxanthine, and B vitamins.Ž Carrots, long believed to improve eyesight, contain beta carotene and Vitamin A, which can contribute to eye health and may provide a source of eye vitamins for macular degeneration and cataracts. Lutein (pronounced loo-teen) and zeaxanthin (pronounced zee-uh-zan-thin) are antioxidants found in green leafy vegetables, eggs and other foods. Studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Recent science has shown that B vitamins such as B6, folate and B12 can also reduce the risk of developing age-related eye health issues. Dr. Klein was adament about eye injuries. Dont try to self-treat your eyes,Ž he said. See your eye doctor as soon as possible if anything happens to your eyes.Ž Dr. Kleins office is at 1600 Tamiami Trail, Suite 101, in Port Charlotte. The phone number is 941-764-0035. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ PAGE 1 Patient 2016, published by the ACS and ASMBS. After submitting an application, centers seeking MBSAQIP Accreditation undergo an extensive site visit by an experienced bariatric surgeon, who reviews the centers structure, process, and clinical outcomes data. Centers are awarded a specific designation depending on how many patients it serves annually, the type of procedures it provides, and whether it provides care for patients under age 18. In the United States, around 15.5 million people suffer from severe obesity, according to the National Institutes of Health, and the numbers continue to increase. Obesity increases the risks of morbidity and mortality because of the diseases and conditions that are commonly associated with it, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, among other health risks. Metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures have proven to be effective in the reduction of comorbid conditions related to severe obesity. Working with ASMBS, the ACS expanded this quality program for bariatric surgery centers so that it can assist bariatric patients in identifying those FAWCETTFROM PAGE 1


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 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. Aug. 14, 15-minute Time Slots Available 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Personalized Balance Assessment. Bayfront Health North Port, 18679 Tamiami Trail, North Port (At our new location in Cocoplum Village Shops). Anyone can lose the ability to balance. Receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Free. Limited time slots available. Call 941-423-5030 to register. Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte New moms „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Aug. 16, 6 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the “rst critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Tune into 1580AM and listen to the Bayfront Health segment on the Golden Hippo show: Aug. 16, 8 a.m. Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Volunteer Cake and Coffee Hour. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, Main Lobby, 809 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Its our 71st birthday and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate with those that have the interest in donating their time and the desire to help others. Join us for cake and coffee and meet with staff and other volunteers to learn how you can enrich your life by becoming a volunteer yourself! To reserve your seat, call 941-766-4285 or visit BayfrontVolunteer to learn more and complete an online application. Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register. Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Massage Therapy. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Massage therapy can improve blood ”ow and soothe tired and sore muscles, but it also can be an effective form of stress relief. Led by a licensed massage therapist, join us and learn the health bene“ts, types and various techniques of massage therapy. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Aug. 21, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Aug. 22, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.Bayfront CharlotteWeight or call 941-7664564 to schedule a free consultation. Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Bariatric Services Suite, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotte or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to noon. Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www.Bayfront Aug. 27, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and ser vices to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. Aug. 28, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. Call 941-6372450 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESAt Ease, VeteransDuring World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. The Department of Housing & Urban Development estimates that in January 2017, over 40,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night. As recently as 2014, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide each day. These brave men and women need a listening ear, and they need to know that Gods grace is still with them. Combat veterans from Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the “rst Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., they are at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana Road in Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to join them. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte, just mile south of the Myakka River on Route 776. The church can be reached at 9416971747 or GulfCoveUMC@ and their website is found at http:// support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has bene“ts for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318.Cancer Support MinistryFirst United Methodist Church offers a scripturally based cancer support ministry to anyone affected by this life altering diagnosis. Whether you are new diagnosis or have been battling for a long time, the cancer ministry provides a place where people who understand the treatment journey are available to help, listen and support patients, as well as survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Support Ministry meets the “rst Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 9 at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. All adult cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend, regardless of cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman1562@ SUPPORT GROUPS Less waiting where it matters most … our emergency room.*Medical professionals may include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.In a medical emergency, every minute matters. So, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, youll “nd faster care in the emergency room. We work diligently to have you initially seen by a medical professional* in 30 minutes … or less. And, with a team of dedicated medical specialists, we can provide a lot more care, if you need it. The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge … only at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 809 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, adno=50537051


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP MEDICAL WRITERIn a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiners of“ce telling them of their patients fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients also overdosed, didnt get letters. Their opioid prescribing didnt change. More than 400 Dear DoctorŽ letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors. Its a powerful thing to learn,Ž said University of Southern California public policy researcher Jason Doctor, lead author of the paper published Thursday in the journal Science. Researchers used a state database to “nd 861 doctors, dentists and others who had prescribed opioids and other risky medications to 170 people who died of an overdose involving prescription medicines. Most states have similar databases to track prescribing of dangerous drugs, where doctors can check patients previous prescriptions. Most of the deaths involved opioid painkillers, many taken in combination with anti-anxiety drugs. On average, each person who died had “lled prescriptions for dangerous drugs from “ve to six prescribers in the year before they died. Half the prescribers received letters that began: This is a courtesy communication to inform you that your patient (name, date of birth) died on (date). Prescription drug overdose was either the primary cause of death or contributed to the death.Ž The letters offered guidance for safer prescribing. The tone was supportive: Learning of your patients death can be dif“cult. We hope that you will take this as an opportunityŽ to prevent future deaths. Then the researchers watched what happened over three months. Letter recipients reduced their average daily opioid prescribing „ measured in a standard way, morphine milligram equivalents „ by nearly 10 percent compared to prescribers who didnt get letters. Opioid prescribing in the no-letter group didnt change. Recipients put fewer new patients on opioids than those who didnt get letters. They wrote fewer prescriptions for highdose opioids. The strategy is original, helpful and could be duplicated elsewhere, said pain medicine expert Dr. David Clark of Stanford University, who wasnt involved in the study. He was surprised the letters effect wasnt larger. It may have been easy for physicians to feel it was somebody else prescribing who got the patient in trouble,Ž Clark said, adding that changing even one patients care takes time, requiring very dif“cult conversations.Ž Opioid prescribing has been declining in the U.S. for several years in response to pressure from health systems, insurers and regulators. Yet deaths keep rising. Nearly 48,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses last year, according to preliminary numbers released last month, a 12 percent increase from a year before. Now illegal fentanyl, another opioid, is the top killer, surpassing pain pills and heroin. Lead author Doctor said reducing the number of prescribed opioids will, over time, close off a gateway to illicit drugs by shrinking the pool of dependent people. The study didnt analyze whether the deaths were caused by inappropriate prescribing or whether the prescribing changes resulted in patients doing better or worse. Thats a ”aw in an otherwise careful study, said addiction researcher Dr. Stefan Kertesz of University of Alabama at Birmingham, who has raised red ”ags about policies that cause doctors to take patients off opioids too fast and without a plan for treating addiction. Patients can fall into despair or contemplate suicide if they are involuntarily tapered off opioids without support, he said. What actually happens to patients should be our concern, rather than just making a number go down,Ž Kertesz said. Study co-author Dr. Roneet Lev, chief of emergency medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, discovered her own name in the data. Lev prescribed 15 opioid pain pills to an ER patient with a broken eye socket, without knowing the patient got 300 painkillers from another doctor a day earlier. Lev didnt get a Dear DoctorŽ letter because the patients death fell outside the timeline of the study, July 2015-June 2016. Still, she felt the impact and believes she could have done better. Said Lev: It was an opportunity to look at all the records on that patient and say, Wow, Im really worried about you.ŽDoctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioidsIn a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiners office telling them of a patients fatal overdose AP PHOTOThis 2017 “le photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. In an innovative experiment, doctors prescribed fewer opioids after learning of their patients overdose death in a letter from a county medical examiner. More than 400 Dear DoctorŽ letters, sent in 2017 in San Diego County, were part of a study that put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors. By GRACIE BONDS STAPLESTHE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTIONIts hard to imagine how anyone seeing the premiere of Robin Williams: Come Inside My MindŽ on HBO could have walked away from the documentary the same. While I cant say the “lms title does what it promises „ gets us anywhere near whats inside the comedians mind „ his struggles with addiction and depression, with family life, with handling success are pretty clear. And sad. If you were hoping for more about the circumstances surrounding his death in 2014, there isnt much about that either. But as with most celebrity-related deaths, it gives us reason to talk about dif“cult but necessary issues. What weve learned since his death is, according to an essay by his wife, Susan Schneider Williams, the comedian had Lewy body disease and died by suicide at the end of an intense, confusing, and relatively swift persecution at the hand of this diseases symptoms and pathology.Ž Temple Pettigrew of Acworth knows what thats like. As tragic as Williams death was, Lewy body dementia is even more so,Ž Pettigrew said. Not only is it often misdiagnosed as Parkinsons disease, Lewy body, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimers, is as brutal as it is deadly. Pettigrew, a registered nurse who watched her father-in-laws death from Lewy body and has spent the past “ve years with Visiting Angels, the nations leading provider of in-home senior care, has seen it all. Nearly 40 percent of the agencys clients have some form of dementia. According to Pettigrew, Lewy body affects more than a million Americans. Because it is marked by tremors early on, it is often mistaken for Parkinsons, but there is a big difference between the two diseases. Chief among them, she said, is how Lewy body changes a persons personality and causes drastic mood swings as well as problems with perception. Patients also experience paranoia and hallucinations. The other big significance is they have very rapid decline, so it can be really shocking for a family,Ž she said. Once diagnosed, the average patient has just “ve to eight years before they pass away.Ž Pettigrew said it was devastating to watch the disease attack her fatherin-law, Jim Pettigrew. Within just four years of being diagnosed with Lewy body in 2000, he went from being an electrical engineer who could do anything, to a man who couldnt feed himself, had no depth perception and was incontinent. It completely changed who he was,Ž she said. One day we were a family who looked to him for guidance and the next our lives revolved around keeping him safe, from falling, from wandering away from home.Ž Then in the winter of 2004, Jim Pettigrew died. He was 72 years old. From that experience and her work with dementia patients since then, Pettigrew and her colleagues, Priscilla Hendry and Monique Lassitter at Visiting Angels, say joining a support group before the disease has time to progress is crucial. You have to plan for what is coming,Ž Pettigrew said. Thats the first step. Heres what else they say you should and shouldnt do. € Dont ask open-ended questions such as Do you want a glass of water?Ž € Do offer concrete choices to get concrete responses. Would you like water or coffee? € Dont wait on LBD patients hand and foot without making them get up and move. They will not try unless you ask. € Do say Lets go to the kitchen and try to pick out something to eatŽ and point to food in the refrigerator. If patients cant walk, bring them pictures of food so they can point to their choice and interact. They may not be able to handle the mental juggling of making multiple decisions at once. You want to offer simple, step-by-step choices. € Dont surprise someone with LBD from behind. They might see you as a threat and it could scare them. € Do walk past the patient so they can see you, then turn around and engage with them for a less confrontational greeting. Why? Patients with dementia have tunnel vision and can often only see in front of them. To understand the limited scope of their vision, make a telescope out of a piece of paper and put it to your eye. € Dont speak loudly in the face of a dementia patient. Dementia does not equal deafness. € Do speak in a clear, normal, warm tone of voice to start. The patient must take time to digest what you are saying. Often they do not understand every word, and they have trouble finding the right words or putting feelings into words. Call them by their name. This helps them maintain self-confidence and concentration. Finally, be on the lookout for depression, they said. And, please, dont hesitate to seek help. If there was any way to get into the mind of Robin Williams, that might be the first thing hed want us to know.What you wont see in the HBO Robin Williams documentary WILLIAMS Provided by MCCNo one is immune to stress. When chronic, stress can have long-lasting negative effects on a persons overall health, potentially contributing to high blood pressure and weakening sufferers immune systems, thereby making them more vulnerable to a host of ailments. Stress may be most often associated with adults, but teenagers are no strangers to stress. In the 2014 Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association, teens reported that their stress levels during the school year far exceeded what they believed to be healthy. In fact, teens reported stress levels during the school year (5.8 on a 10-point scale) actually exceeded adults average reported stress levels. In addition to the pressures of school, teens must contend with social pressures. Balancing the two can be difficult, but the APA offers the following tips to teenagers looking to keep their stress levels in check. € Embrace physical activity. The APA notes that being physically active is one of the most effective ways to combat stress. Teens are urged to find activities they enjoy. For example, non-athletes need not try out for the baseball team or another organized sport simply because physical activity is an effective way to reduce stress. Teens are more likely to have fun and relieve stress when participating in a physical activity they enjoy, especially when such activities include their friends. € Dont overlook the importance of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation notes that teens need between eight and 10 hours of sleep per night to function best. But the Stress in America survey found that teens sleep an average of just 7.4 hours on school nights. Operating on insufficient sleep can compound existing stress, so teens who are not getting enough rest should make a concerted effort to get more sleep each night. € Schedule time for fun. The APA recommends that teenagers not overbook their schedules, leaving little time to enjoy themselves. While its important to focus on school, teens also should schedule time to have fun, during which they should attempt to avoid worrying about school. € Discuss stress. The APA notes that stress is more easily handled when those coping with it welcome the assistance of others. Teens can speak about their stress with their parents, teachers or other trusted adults, many of whom likely dealt with similar stress when they were teens. Such adults may even share how they manage their own stress, which can be useful to teens. Teens deal with stress every day. In an effort to manage such stress, teens can embrace various strategies. More information about how teens can manage stress is available at its important to focus on school, teens also should schedule time to have fun PHOTO PROVIDEDStress may be most often associated with adults, but teenagers are no strangers to stress.


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 9By TOM AVRILPHILLY.COM (TNS)Elijah was a chubby baby and seemed perfectly healthy to his parents, Noami and Rich Patino of Woodbridge, New Jersey, I just thought, You know what? My son likes to eat, Ž the boys mother said on NBCs Megyn Kelly TODAYŽ show. But at the boys “ve-month checkup, a physician thought his belly seemed unusually large, and recommended an ultrasound. It showed that his spleen was three times normal size. That “nding touched off a years-long journey for answers, leading them “nally to physicians at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Neil Romberg, a pediatric immunologist at the hospital, joined Elijah, now 7, and his family on the TV show, to explain what happened. Elijah was born with an extra copy of a gene that regulates his immune system, causing his white blood cells to attack his own organs. His mother turned out to have an extra copy of the gene as well „ making them the only two people known to have this abnormality, CHOP researchers say. (Noami Patino has experienced only mild, occasional symptoms because the disease seems to manifest differently in women.) Physicians in New Jersey initially diagnosed Elijah with a type of anemia, causing him to suffer fatigue and abdominal pain, and they kept his symptoms in check with a steroid called prednisone. But in 2013, at age 2 1/2, he became much sicker. His skin turned yellow, and his lungs and liver showed signs of infection. His parents sought answers from physicians in Ohio and New York before the genetic abnormality was discovered by Romberg and his colleagues. This gene is important for letting the different parts of the immune system talk to each other,Ž Romberg said on the TV show. My thought perhaps was if he had an extra copy of this gene, his immune system would be overly chatty.Ž The boys symptoms now are kept in check with cyclosporine A, a powerful immune-suppressing drug that is typically used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, CHOP said. He also takes a daily antibiotic to help prevent infections. The medicines do not represent a cure, but Romberg said they have been remarkably effective,Ž with apparent consequences for Elijahs older sister, Mya, 12. Hes got enough energy to annoy his sister,Ž the immunologist told the TODAYŽ show hosts. Romberg and his colleagues described Elijahs case in the June issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.Doctor describes medical mystery of 7-year-old NJ boy CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIAElijah Patino, 7, of Woodbridge, N.J., has an extra copy of a gene that regulates his immune system. € Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 941-473-0135. € Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. € Venice Beach Pavilion: Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. € North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday € Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over „ you never know when or where until that week. To “nd out about these special complimentary classes be sure to likeŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. Thats where well be announcing each class. Other things to know: 1. A limited number of mats will be available for use. But if you have your own, feel free to bring it. 2. There is no cost for these classes. However, there will be some events held at nonprofit locations and some done to support are nonprofits. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: https:// yogasanctuary. € Yoga Tots … 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@ charlottecounty”.gov. If you would like your free yoga event added to our events, email feeling“ YOGAFood 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. Lung cancer support group The North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By DAN MEARNSFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENTChelsea Place Senior Day Care and Activities Center held its second Trivia Night on July 19, and like the “rst event, a sizable crowd turned out to enjoy pizza, beer, wings and wine courtesy of the Port C harlotte senior day care center. The event was held to raise money for the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers, taking place this year on Oct. 6 at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. Trivia Night sponsors included Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Assisted Home H ealth and Right at Home Homecare. Chelsea Place Senior Day Care and Activities Center is hosting another Alzheimers Walk bene“t on Friday, Aug. 24, with a Senior Citizen Prom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Day care center members and residents of Chelsea Place Assisted Living in Charlotte Harbor are invited for a catered lunch, live music, dancing and more. We are literally rolling out the red carpet for our members,Ž said Chelsea Place owner Kris Chana. Were providing the ladies with hair, nail and makeup stylists and a limo to bring them to the prom.Ž For additional information, call 941-676-3411 To learn more about the day care center and assisted living facility, visit the websites and, respectively.Trivia Night at Chelsea Place FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY DAN MEARNSChelsea Place sta members, in turquoise shirts, stand with sponsors and supporters on Trivia Night at Chelsea Place Senior Car e: From left, Anthony Sands, Jenn Collins, Dana Jackson, Olivia Silv a, Tara Herrera, Dana Herrera, Ralph Cox, Kris Chana, Samantha Reyes, Julie Vincenzi, Debbie Spear and Amie Conti. Jessica Cantwell is seated. Above, Daughters and mothers representing Life Care Center on Trivia Night included, from left, Amy Sargent and mom Emily, and Deborah. From left, Jessica Cantwell of Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Tracy Pijanowski, R.N., of Kindred Home Health, Rebecca Halaska of Tidewell Hospice and Tony LaForgia of Operation PAR. Marjorie Benson and her mom, Marge Behrmann. Left to right, Tammy Wilkie, Sabrina Deriso, Dawn Scarberry, Tara Denny and Ana Scarberry. At right, Seated, left to right, Tina Mays, Holly and John Selders, and Sue Howell. Standing, from left, Dawn Jericka and Gloria Garfalo.LetsGo!„Wednesdaysinthe SunItsallhere!Localtheaterlistings,entertainment,travel andmore.Dontmissit;letsgo! George McNeillPGA Pro Golfer & LASIK Patient Better than Par VisionAfter all these years, my vision is still fantastic thanks to Dr. Frantz and his team at Frantz EyeCare.ŽCall today! 239.418.0999 Fort Myers € Naples € Cape Coral Punta Gorda € Lehigh adno=50538612


By ALEXIA ELEJALDERUIZCHICAGO TRIBUNEThe last time Chuck Blatt searched for a job, about 10 years ago, he relied on a thoughtful cover letter, a resume printed on nice paper and good rapport during a face-toface interview. Now, he said, that is all out the window.Ž Since Blatt, 50, left his job as vice president of a painting and construction company in March, hes spent nearly every day in front of the computer in his Chicago home applying for jobs via automated processes. He uploads his job history with the click of a button. He records videos of himself answering automated interview questions. He takes the lengthy online personality tests employers use to screen candidates. Blatt, who is seeking a marketing position, says technology makes it easier to apply for more jobs. But other parts of the high-tech hiring process leave him uneasy. I have been turned down for positions that I thought I would be perfect for,Ž Blatt said, and it is often impossible to know why. There is no feedback because there is no one to talk to.Ž Technology is transforming hiring, as employers inundated with applications turn to sophisticated tools to recruit and screen job candidates. Many companies save time with video interviews or resume “lters that scan for keywords, and those at the leading edge are using arti“cial intelligence in a variety of ways: chatbots that schedule interviews and answer applicant questions; web crawlers that scour mountains of data to “nd candidates who arent actively job hunting; and algorithms that analyze existing employee data to predict an applicants future success. Advocates of AIenhanced hiring claim it reduces turnover by bringing on candidates who are a better “t. They also say a data-driven approach removes bias inherent in human decision-makers who, for example, might favor candidates who graduated from their alma mater. But critics warn of the opposite effect: that some applicants could be unfairly weeded out. Cathy ONeil, a mathematician and author of the 2016 book Weapons of Math Destruction,Ž worries that algorithms developed to predict whether an applicant will be a good “t based on the types of employees who have been successful before could perpetuate implicit biases. If in the past you promoted tall white men or people who came from Harvard, that will come through in the algorithm,Ž ONeil said. Algorithms just look for patterns.Ž The scoring is invisible, so even human resources departments dont know why an applicant might have been rejected, making it dif“cult for anyone to challenge the process, she said. There is also concern that algorithms and “lters could quietly screen older people out, although thats a concern with human recruiters as well. Blatt said that he has removed his college graduation date from his LinkedIn pro“le, plus all of his experience from the 1990s, so as not to advertise his age. Blatt said he has landed a number of interviews, thanks to the volume of jobs he has applied to. A lot of it is a numbers game,Ž he said. But Blatt, who is part of a networking group for executives run by JVS Chicago, a career counseling agency, said some of his older peers are The end of the resume? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots PHOTO PROVIDED BY TNSChuck Blatt, left, of Chicago, Ill. meets Monday, June 25, 2018 with other job-seekers during a networking and support group fo r executives that meets Monday mornings at JVS, a career counseling center in Skokie. Blatt, 50, is seeking employment through a variety of online recruitment tools as well as networking and traditional, face-to-face interviews.TECH | 2 adno=50540437 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $2000 CNAs: Full Time & Weekends Nurses: PRN adno=50540438


so uncomfortable with automated systems that they refuse to go through with them.Cutting costs, turnoverMuch of the technology used in the hiring process shows great promise for helping employers cut costs associated with high turnover, said Natalie Pierce, co-chair of the Robotics, AI and Automation Industry Group at Littler Mendelson, a law “rm that represents management. One client, a department store that couldnt retain cosmetics department employees, discovered through analytics that it had mistakenly assumed that hiring gregarious employees would lead to greater sales, when in fact the best salespeople were problem-solvers who invested time helping customers. By changing the type of person it hired, the store was greatly able to reduce training costs and attrition and increase the amount of commissions going to employees,Ž Pierce said. But employers have to be careful. Algorithms designed to identify candidates similar to current high performers could screen out groups of people who are protected by anti-discrimination laws. At a public meeting held by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to discuss the issue in 2016, a chief analyst at the federal agency described how an algorithm might “nd patterns of absences among employees with disabilities. Even if the algorithm does not intentionally screen out people with disabilities, the impact could be discriminatory and therefore violate federal law, said Barry Hartstein, co-chair of Littlers diversity practice. This is an area that the regulators are recognizing is the wave of the future,Ž he said. Littlers growing AI team tests hiring algorithms to ensure they are having the intended outcomes. The government has not “led any lawsuits based on an employers use of high-tech screening tools or algorithms, said Carol Miaskoff, associate legal counsel at the EEOC. But the agency is watching the trend, and employers need to be aware if the tech tools they use to hire and promote are prone to discrimination, she said. Proving hiring discrimination is dif“cult because applicants rarely know for sure why they didnt get the job, and deconstructing an algorithm presents an additional challenge, Miaskoff said. But an indicator could be the composition of the employee group used to train the algorithm, she said. It should be carefully constructed so that it is diverse by gender, race, age and disability,Ž she said. The potential legal issues echo concerns about the growing popularity of personality tests, which have come under “re for potentially disadvantaging people with mental health issues. Attorney Roland Behm, who “led charges with the EEOC against several national retailers after his son, Kyle, was denied jobs after completing personality tests, said they are part of the same trend of using analytics to make hiring more ef“cient. More and more goes on behind the curtain,Ž Behm said. From an employee perspective, you dont know if whats happening is appropriate or legal because you dont know those things are happening.Ž Kyle Behm, at the time an engineering student who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, discovered he had failed a personality test at a grocery store in 2012 because a friend who worked there told him so. Roland Behm had his son apply to several other retailers with personality tests. In November, home improvement retailer Lowes, one target of the experiment, agreed to modify its online testing process to ensure it does not prevent people with mental health disabilities from “nding jobs.Eliminating biasSome tech “rms offering AI-enhanced recruiting services say they explicitly clean their data of bias. Take Pymetrics, which counts Unilever and Tesla among its 60 large clients. Pymetrics creates custom recruitment algorithms based on how top employees at each client company score on online games that measure 90 different traits such as attention or altruism. Applicants play the online games and are evaluated based on how they score on the desired qualities. The biggest reason companies use Pymetrics is to improve the “t and diversity of their teams, CEO Frida Polli said. To guard against bias, Pymetrics tests each algorithm against a candidate pool of about 50,000 people for whom it has demographic data. We have to be really cautious when applying AI to hiring because untested and unchecked it can actually make diversity a lot worse,Ž Polli said. Another example is HireVue, which launched 13 years ago to help companies conduct video interviews with talent around the world. As employers struggled to sort through the mounting video submissions, HireVue three years ago introduced assessment algorithms, which are used by nearly 100 of its 700 video clients, said CEO Kevin Parker. The algorithm picks up on more than 20,000 visual and audio cues a smile, a furrowed brow, a tone of voice, word choice that are compared to similar data collected from existing top employees. The technology aims to mimic how a human interviewer might evaluate a candidate, but with greater consistency. Hilton Hotels and Resorts, which uses HireVue for call center positions, has reduced time-to-hire from six weeks to seven days, Parker said. Unilever, which uses it to hire new grads, has seen a 16 percent increase in new-hire diversity, HireVue said. HireVue tests the algorithms for bias, and modi“cations are available for people with special needs, Parker said. The algorithms target skills speci“c to each role, so applicants for analytical roles wouldnt be judged on their empathic facial expressions like applicants for customer service roles would, he said.Optimism in human resourcesSome human resources leaders say they are excited by the prospects of AI. I think ultimately it will help democratize and equalize and ... signi“cantly reduce the amount of (hiring) bias that were having,Ž Johnny Taylor, CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, said during a news conference at his associations meeting last month in Chicago. A January report from Bersin, the human resources research arm of Deloitte, found that the talent acquisition teams in high-performing companies are six times more likely than low performers to use AI and predictive data analytics, in part because that technology prevents possible misjudgments caused by bias or false logic. Executed properly, arti“cial intelligence can help employers cast a wider net to “nd the hidden gems you wouldnt “nd otherwiseŽ and free up time to spend with high-value candidates, said Ravin Jesuthasan, managing director in the Chicago of“ce of advisory “rm Willis Tower Watson. He believes resumes could be obsolete within a decade because so much information about people can be easily collected from the public domain. His big worry, however, is that old stereotypes could slip into algorithms. The use of AI and predictive analytics needs to be continuously monitored and refreshed,Ž Jesuthasan said. An auditing mindset needs to be brought to bear.Ž Despite the optimism, high-tech hiring remains in the early stages. Most human resources departments are wary of automation, and few are using it in a way that saves time because humans are heavily involved in managing it, said Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, a recruitment consulting “rm. Adoption will accelerate as people who grew up with iPhones in their handsŽ take over and technology advances, she said. For now, though, employers risk alienating applicants with chatbots that spit out canned responses, or wasting time with resume “lters that cant distinguish between apple the fruit and Apple the company, Kibben said. EY, the professional services “rm, is dipping its toe into using machine learning for recruitment with a chat feature on its site that will answer a range of job seekers questions, from salary to what kinds of jobs they might be quali“ed for, said Larry Nash, U.S. director of recruiting. The potential bene“ts seem really great and obvious if it works right,Ž Nash said, but the devils in the details.ŽMixed reactionsThe technological transformation of hiring has been positive for some candidates. Andrea Tobias, 43, who spent “ve months hunting for a job last year, said an automated video interview required her to “nd a room with perfect lighting, but she felt she was able to convey her skillset well. Ultimately, though, Tobias got a job as an administrative assistant at Chicago-based insurer Health Care Service Corp. through Skills for Chicagolands Future, an organization that helps match unemployed and underemployed job seekers with employers. That process was based almost entirely on phone and in-person interviews. For Blatt, the Chicago man seeking a marketing position, the shift away from human interaction with recruiters has been frustrating. He second-guesses how his answers will be scored on the multiple-choice personality tests. And he feels awkward when, during automated video interviews, the computer asks follow-up questions that dont relate to his previous answer. Thats not to say human screeners are all theyre cracked up to be. Blatt recalls a recent phone interview with a woman who took the call at a noisy Starbucks, making for a distracted exchange. Compared to the woman at Starbucks, it might have been better to have a robot,Ž he said.TECHFROM PAGE 1 By JAMES RUFUS KORENLOS ANGELES TIMESYour employer might contribute to your retirement account or help pay for health insurance. But will it help you set up an emergency fund? Or offer you a loan of a few thousand dollars when your transmission breaks down? If you work for Comcast Corp., yes. The Philadelphiabased telecom and entertainment giant is rolling out those and other bene“ts to its more than 160,000 workers at NBC Universal and other subsidiaries through a new Comcast-backed bene“ts “rm. Its the latest example of a big employer looking to involve itself in employees “nancial lives by offering not just education and counseling but real money. Founded this year by Comcasts venture-capital arm, bene“ts “rm Brightside announced last month that it would offer loans through San Diego “rm Employee Loan Solutions. The loans of $1,000 to $2,000 will be available to most employees, do not require a credit check and are paid back through payroll deductions. With an interest rate of 24.9 percent, the loans are more expensive than the typical credit card but are dramatically cheaper than other types of debt available to borrowers with bad credit or little credit history. Payday loans in California, for instance, come with annual interest rates topping 400 percent. When unexpected expenses come up, we want employees to have a more affordable option than taking a costly payday loan or a hardship withdrawal from the 401(k) plan,Ž said Shawn Leavitt, a Comcast executive who oversees employee bene“ts. So-called “nancial wellness bene“ts have become increasingly common parts of corporate bene“ts packages but until recently were focused mostly on educating older workers as they prepare for retirement think seminars on 401(k) investment options. Now, theyre expanding to include services that help workers avoid the costly consequences of cash-”ow problems: bank overdraft fees, late fees and high-interest loans. The bene“ts dont cost employers much, and they may substitute for something workers would prefer actual raises, which are still rare despite record-low jobless rates. Employee Loan Solutions loan program, called TrueConnect, is already offered through nearly 1,000 employers, many of them public agencies, but company co-founder Doug Farry said Comcast is the largest employer so far. And as Brightside seeks to expand and offer bene“ts services to more big “rms, the loans could soon be available to many more workers across the country. I think Comcast jumping in on this is going to drive a lot more awareness,Ž Farry said. Theres little doubt there is ample consumer demand for short-term loans. While payday loan volume has fallen slightly in recent years, Californians have been taking out a growing number of expensive consumer loans. Last year, Californians borrowed more than $1.1 billion in larger installment loans with interest rates of 100 percent or higher more than double the $388 million borrowed in 2012. Installment loans typically are made for at least $2,500 and are structured to be paid back over a year or more, causing borrowers to repay many times the loan amount. Farry said some employers simply havent realized that their workers are among Need a loan? Forget the corner payday lender „ your boss has you covered PHOTO PROVIDED BY DREAMSTIMEEven as employers seem reluctant to raise pay, as evidenced by persistently slow wage growth, companies are increasingly interested in oering so-called “nancial wellness bene“ts „ including small loans and payday advances.LOAN | 9 adno=50540439


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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 5CLASSIFIEDS 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž REAL EST A TE 1010 16501010Open House 1015 Real Estate Auctions 1020Homes/General For Sale 1030Waterfront Homes For Sale 1031 Foreclosures For Sale 1035 Golf Course Community For Sale 1040Condos/Villas For Sal e 1060Townhouses For Sale 1070Duplexes For Sale 1075Tri-Plex For Sale 1080Apartments For Sale 1090Mobile Homes For Sal e 1100Interval Ownership 1100 Out of Area Homes For Sale 1115Trade/Exchange 1120Wanted To Buy RENT 1205 Lease Option 1210 Homes 1240Condos/Villas 1280 Townhouses 1300Duplexes 1320Apartments 1330Hotel/Motel 1340Mobile Homes 1345Misc. Rentals 1350Efficiencies 1360Room ToRent 1370Rentals To Share 1390Vacation/Seasonal 1420Wanted To Rent LOTS 1500Lots & Acreage 1515Waterfront 1520Out Of Area Lots 1530Commercial Lots 1540Trade/Exchange BUSINESS 1600Business For Sale 1610Business Rentals 1615Income Property 1620 Commercial/ Industrial Prop. 1640Warehouse & Storage 1650Farm/Ranches 1010 OPEN HOUSE 08/12/18 10578 RIVERSIDE RD PORT CHARLOTTE, FL 33981 OPEN BY APPT.UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND SAILING COMPOUND A SAILORS DREAM GORGEOUS3 BEDROOM2.5 BATH4 CARGARAGEHOME WITHHEATEDPOOL& SPAND OVER2,550 SFUNDERAC OF LIVINGSPACE(3284SFTOTAL) A 160 CONCRETESEAWALL, 145 OFDOCKINCLUDING2 BOATLIFTS. IFSAILINGAND LIVINGONTHEWATERISYOUR DREAM, THISISYOURDESTINATION.FLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 19874 BENISSIMO DR, 34293 OPEN HOUSE, Sun 8/12, 1pm-4pm. Gran Paradiso 3/2/2 Cozy villa in maint-free community. West Villages Realty. $236,000 941-539-5771 FIVE STAR REALTY OPEN HOUSEStop by Five Star Realty to pick up a home tour flyer with directions.ŽSUNDAY, 8/12/18 401 Chestnut Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, 1:00PM-3:00PMF OR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS VISIT : WWW FIVESTARREALTY COM / BLOG / OPEN SAT.-SUN. 12PM-4PM 342 MONACODR. P.G.I. 3/2.5/2, 3,300 SFWATERFRONTHOME. CUSTOMINFINITYPOOLW/ WATERFALL& CUSTOMINFINITYSTONESPA. LP GASTHROUGHOUT. $725,000. (518)-810-5070OR(863)-529-3736 1010 OPEN HOUSE ADVANTAGE REALTY INC.OPEN HOUSE TODAY11AM 2PM7502 Paspalum P.G. $289,500 Your Florida lifestyle awaits you! Come check out this 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage with a pool in Burnt Store Meadows. (Rt 41S to Royal Poinciana, R to S. Blue Sage, L turns into Gold Tree to Paspalum R house in cul-de-sac)12PM 3PM23267 Delavan Ave., P.C. $255,000 Pristine 3/2/2 on freshwater canal in desirable section 15, city water & sewer. 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Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! 20145 CRISTOFORO, 3/2.5/3 Venice +den, water view, & custom pool-maintfree community. West Villages Realty $459,900 941-539-5771 DEEP CREEKGorgeousWELLMAINTAINEDCUSTOMHOMEW/ JACUUZI, SUMMERKITCHEN, HUGE LANAI, LAKEVIEW, ALLON2 LOTS. 4BR/3BA/4CG 3076SF/ AC, 4772SFTOTAL. $369,900. By Owner 941-456-6500 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE 5156 Sago Palm, Rd., North Port BLESSED WITH A LARGE FAMILY? Prepare to fall in love with this spectacular custom 2400 SF 4-bdrm, 3-bath, 3-car-garage property w/formal living-dining area divided by stately columns + 18x22' family room, breakfast nook, 11x14' screened/tiled lanai + 12x14' open patio, on lushly landscaped oversized corner lot NO DEED RESTRICTIONS! NOT IN FLOOD ZONE! Available immediately! Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 NEW CUSTOM HOME 1493 Navigator Road Beautiful NEW Construction 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 car garage, Home on Deep Creek Golf Course. 2,000 sq.ft. All Custom Upgrades. $299,900 941-626-7682 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! NORTH PORT 2434 Bartek Place FINANCING FELL THROUGH! PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE (RE) SALE! LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! YOU'D EXPECT TO SEE THIS GORGEOUS 3/2/2 1900 SF IN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE! In the quiet, serene, beautiful Woodlands community with quick access to I-75! NOT in flood zone! ONCE YOU SEE IT, YOU WILL NEVER LET ANYONE ELSE BUY IT! $236K Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 So-o-o MUCH for so little! PORT CHARLOTTE 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., UNRIVALED OPPORTUNITY! WATER-FRONT with ULTIMATE PRIVACY in NW Port Charlotte's expanding GATED COMMUNITY of Villa Milano, Spectacular custom 1-owner Mediterranean design 2200 SF LIGHT, BRIGHT, open great room comcept with formal dining room, 3-Bedrooms + Den/Office. Low HOA ($98/MO) $325,000 Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE 2683 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD Four bdrm, lake front, pool home, 1874 sq ft!! What more could you want! Beautifully maintained! Tile floors in all main areas, granite counters and stainless appliances, hurricane shutters. Gated community! This total package is waiting for you! Call today! $279,500 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE WHYBUILD? THIS2295 SQ.FT. 3/2/2 W/ OFFICE, GOURMETKITCHEN& HEATEDPOOLISUPDATEDANDREADY FORANEWFAMILY. WATER, SEWER, SPLITPLAN, TILE, FENCEDBACKYARD. NO FLOODZONE! $349,900. MLS#C7402794 DEBRASAUNDERS, ALLISONJAMESREALESTATE941-380-1961 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE SELLINGYour Home? 941-800-1680-Our Trademark --To Sell Fast at Best Price!Allan & Nicuta NielsenCertified Luxury Agent by Josh Flag fromMILLION DOLLAR LISTING on BRAVO 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES LAKE SUZY Magnificent 3/2/2 Pond/Lake Location Home! Dining Room, Newly Installed Granite Counter Kitchen, Sizable Dinette, Area Opens to That Spacious Covered Lanai and POOL Area! Master Bedroom w/ Sitting Area and Bath. Oversized Garage w/ Workbench. Solar Heater Pool Features NEW Heater, Pump & Motor. All Appliances and 1 Year Warranty! Enjoy Golfing? Check Out Kingsway Golf & Country Club in the Neighborhood! $289,000. Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty Classified=Sales PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 SAILBOATWATERFRONTPOOLHOME! ONLYMINUTESTOCHARLOTTEHARBOR, FANTASTICWATERVIEWOFLAKE, WELLMAINTAINED! $379,000 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY PORT CHARLOTTE 4/4/2 BOATERS DREAM! Well-maintained waterfront pool home. Handicapped friendly. $488,500 Jackie Thornberry Harbor Coast Realty 941-740-4580 PORT CHARLOTTE 41 Robina Street Stunning 4/3/2 Waterfront SALTWATER POOL & SPA Home w/ Great Room, Split Bedroom Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Aquarium Window Breakfast Nook. Fabulous Master Bedroom w/ Separate Shower, Dual Sinks and Garden Tub! Upgrades Galore! Situated on a Dead End Street, this Location Offers a Peaceful, Natural Setting w/ Wildlife, Birds & Tranquility of Living on the Water. 1 Year Home Warranty at Closing! $348,900 Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty PUNTA GORDA-SAYWOWTOTHIS2 STORY4/5.5/2 ESTATEON30 ACRESINCLUDESFREESTANDING2 STORYGARAGE WITH2 IN-LAWAPTS. & DETACHED1 STORYHOME. PRIVATEBOATRAMP, NATURALSPRING, SECURITYCAMERAS, GATED, GRANITE, 10-20 CEILINGS, TRAVERTINE, MARBLE, ONYX, & SO MUCH MORE!! COMEANDSEETHEPINNACLE OFLUXURYINPARADISE! $4,500,000. STEFANIEPISH, 941-7161334 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE COASTAL CAPE HAZE LUXURY CONDO STUNNING2B/2BA W/PRIVATEGARAGE. TOTALLY REFURBISHED! NEWAPPLIANCES,ALLNEWTROPICAL FURNITURE& ACCESSORIES. TURN-KEYREADY. PRISTINE GATEDRESORT, POOL, SPA,CLUBHOUSE& LOTSMORE. MINUTESTOBEACH& BAY, $174,900. 941-769-0200 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; 1090 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE PUNTA GORDA1/1 w/ Large Lanai in Punta Gorda RV Resort. Community Pool, Hot Tub, Clubhouse, Coin Washer & Dryer. $13,300. obo. Pets OK. $25.00 Background & Credit Check Req. 941-666-1757 VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs, Cats ok! Call 941-488-5672 Needs TLC 12x50, 1/1 Florida Room Asking 8,500 Needs Work 24x48, 2/2 Semi-Furnished Screen & Florida Rm Asking 18,000 1095 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $56,795. + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! 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New cabin in western NC mtns w/views, fpl, vault ceilings. 2 bed/2 bath on 1.57 pvt acres. 828-286-2981 1210 HOMES FOR RENT NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT RENTALS AVAILABLE PORT CHARLOTTE: Waterfront 3/2/1 with boat dock$1400/month 4+ bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage $1500/month 4/3/2, gated community, community pool & clubhouse $1700/month 2/2/2 + BONUS room, gated community, community pool, clubhouse and more $1600/month 3/2/2 + BONUS room $1400/month DEEP CREEK: 2/2, 1st floor condo, community pool, on golf course$1200/month 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse, on golf course $1200/month PGI: 2/2, 2nd floor condo on canal with community pool $1100/month Paradise Properties & Rentals (O) 941-625-7368 Kathy Hinga 941-628-8855 VENICE Beautiful 3/2/2 Home in Chestnut Creek. Community Pool & Clubhouse. $1875/Mo. Dog OK 941-4742882 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 1240 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT PUNTA GO RDA 2 / 2 / 2 Den Available 11/1/18. $1400. Mo. Annual. 3851 Albacete Circle. BSM. 941-347-7383 PUNTA GORDAs Newest Design for Villas has Arrived in the Downtown Area. Featuring 3br/2.5ba/1 car detached garage. Upgraded amenities that include porcelain plank tile, granite counter tops, SS appliances, Center island with open kitchen great room, Master baths have walk in showers with Dbl sink vanities. Large bedrooms with a nice size walk in closet in the master. Near community pool & club house At th e Oaks on Henry. Outdoor activities such as shopping, restaurants, fishing pier, marina and so much more. Contact Barbara Lisby @ Barnes & Phillips Real Estate 941-743-4200 or 941-628-5599 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT PUNTA GO RDA C lean & C oz y one Bedroom, partially fur nished, tile, ceiling fans, court yard, N/S. Utilities incld excep t cable/internet. 941-575-7006 VENICE ISLAND EFFICIENCY1 & 2 br, Call for Details. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018CLASSIFIEDS 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, or LOT?We Can help you.Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 175,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special.Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! PUNTA GORDA Double Lot in Pine Acres Mobile Home Park. Complete with electrical service, water, septic tank & Drive Entrance. No Motor Homes, No HOA fees. $27,500 Call 941-281-0234 419-784-6638 1620 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY PORT CHARLOTTEApprox. 4000+sf Warehouse/Building with Yard. Great Location! $1600/mo 941-628-2883 3000 NOTICES 3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednesday ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. 3020 PERSONALS WELL MANNERED G roome d & clean. Trim & fit, easy to talk with Gentleman. Seeks slender lady for quality live in relationship in my waterfront home off HWY 17 in Punta Gorda. FREE Call George 941-916-9106 or Cell 941-875-8000 Hablo un pocco de ~espanol. 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING SUNDAY MAY 6TH @5PM. Journey To Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gift. New Hope Baptist Church Fellowship hall. 2100 Englewood Rd. Eng. FL 34223 A light supper will be provided. Public is invited and encouraged to attend. $10/ Workbook fee. To register or for more information, call the church office at 941-474-7647 or e-mail CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN COUNSELING 941-876-4416Liberty Community Church North Port Charlotte 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES CAL VAR Y BIBLE CHURCH 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit Charlotte County House of Prayer Night Watch Fridays 7pm-9pm Worship-Word-Prayer One River-One Stream 992 Tamiami Trail Unit I Port Charlotte 941 249-8946 COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Gumm at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte NEEDCASH? GATEWAY WORSHIP PRAYER & HEALING ROOMS If you need healing, we want to pray with you! 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O RIENTAL RU GS pink/beige plush: 56Žx38Ž oval & 42Ž rnd ea $50, OBO 941-743-2656 PICTURE PALM TREE 27x30, white frame, ex.cond $25 941-235-2203 RU GS 3 P C 54Žx7 9 Ž, 2 x 3 4Ž, 2x76Ž brn/gold/rust patchwork pics avail $99 941-697-0501 VACUUM O rec k XL E xtras: two new drive belts, 5 collection bags. $45 941-575-7793 WHITE WICKER D/DR NS 6 DR HI/BY Mir Lamp Toy Ches More $450, OBO 941-408-7535 6035 FURNITURE 86  SO FA S LEEPER Cream-3-Cushions Never Used $150, OBO 941-681-2433 ARM CHAIR Ch erry woo d arms & legs, lovely coral cushions, A+ $90, OBO 941-743-2656 A RM C HAIR S wivel Rocker, A+, full uphol, mauve pink, 2 avail, ea $90, OBO 941-743-2656 BAR S T OO L S 30 Ž white wicker swivel, set of 4, nice cond $120, OBO 941-916-9730 MATTRESS & BOX QUEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 C HAIR accent w/antique white cane $25, OBO 941-249-5077 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $35 941-257-5500 WICKERCHAIR goo d con di t i on $25 941-460-9540 6035 FURNITURE CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $10, OBO 941-307-9211 CO FFEE/ SO FA TABLE S wrought iron thick beveled glass t ops $100 941-275-5837 COUCHES 3 REGULAR & one sleeper delivery available starting at $100 941-307-9211 DINETTE SET h an d -pa i nte d a ll wood 24Ž tabletop 2 handmade chairs $150 941-275-5837 DINETTE S ET, TALL wrought iron 30Ž table frame+2 like new chairs $100 941-307-9211 DINETTE TABLE Wood Counter height round, 4 CH. $350, OBO 941-627-6780 DINING SET 54Ž g l ass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $150 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET 6 pc rattan/wicker w/4 swivel/tilt caster chairs $450 941-445-8046 DINNING SET W oo d Table & -6-chairs $189 786-306-6335 DOUBLE HEADBOARD an d frame Light wood seashell edge $10 941-255-3207 DRE SS ER + NI G HT S TAND light wood 70ŽL X 34ŽH X 18ŽDeep $175 941-585-8149 DRE SS ER W OO D brown 7 drawers+mirror 70Ž X 18Ž X 30Ž $100 941-275-5837 ENTERTAINMENT WALL UNIT Entertainment center, holds up to 42Ž tv. 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In December, Walmart, the nations largest private employer, announced a deal with San Jose start-up PayActiv that lets employees get paid instantly, up to eight times a year, for hours theyve already worked instead of having to wait for payday. At the time, Walmart human resources executive Jacqui Canney said the service would help provide more stabilityŽ to workers and empower them to be all they can be when they are at work serving our customers.Ž PayActiv Chief Executive Safwan Shah said the deal put his company on the map and helped him secure more corporate clients. Last week, PayActiv announced its service will now be available to more than 600,000 employers that work with payroll giant ADP. Before Walmart, we knocked on doors for “ve years,Ž he said. People would say, Good idea, but who else is using it? Wed say, A small company in Trenton or a hospital in Baton Rouge. Walmart is a different dynamic.Ž Shah said his deals with ADP and Employee Loan Solutions tie-up with Brightside show theres growing acceptance among employers that the best way to help “nancially stressed employees is not to lecture them about budgeting or savings but to offer them services that solve immediate problems. If somebody is hungry, do you give them a diet book or a meal?Ž he said. At some point, you have to do something real.Ž About 48 percent of employers now offer some kind of “nancial advice as an employee bene“t, up from 28 percent in 2014, according to the latest annual survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. But much of that “nancial advice is still geared toward helping workers save for retirement or make sure their investment portfolios are structured appropriately. Thats not helpful for workers living paycheck to paycheck, Farry said. What about the frontline workers who arent planning for 30 years down the road?Ž he said. What about the ones who are trying to plan for next Tuesday?Ž Only 17 percent of employers offer payroll advances, about the same percentage as in 2014, and only 15 percent offer emergency loans, up from 12 percent, according to the societys survey, conducted earlier this year. Of course, one way to help improve workers “nances would be to simply pay them more something employers have seemed reluctant to do. Last week, the Labor Department reported that wages were up 2.7 percent for the 12 months that ended July 31, but the consumer price index was up 2.9 percent for the 12 months ended June 30, meaning the purchasing power of Americans went down during that period. Recent wage growth also remains slower than it was before the recession. From 1983 until 2007, median wages grew at an average annual rate of 4.6 percent, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. I think these “nancial wellness bene“ts sound pretty gimmicky and of dubious value to workers, and sound more like employers wanting to continue not offering wage increases to attract workers,Ž said Josh Bivens, research director at the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington think tank that advocates for lower-income workers. Indeed, offering “nancial wellness bene“ts is relatively cheap for employers. As a standalone offering, TrueConnect doesnt cost employers a cent. Brightside and other bene“ts platformsŽ that offer services from numerous providers may charge as little as $50 a year per employee. But Christine Tozzi, Brightsides chief strategy of“cer, said workers get more in return than their employers are paying. She would not disclose how much Brightside charges employers, but said the company negotiates group discounts and lower rates for workers. And because Brightside is paid by employers, not the outside “nancial services “rms it works with, Tozzi said the “rm can offer unbiased advice. We look for savings for people,Ž she said. Were “nding multiples of our fee back for people. Its better than cash compensation.Ž If somebody is hungry, do you give them a diet book or a meal? At some point, you have to do something real. Safwan Shah, PayActiv Share quote & link Rob Reiskytl, a partner at Aon, said the insurance and bene“ts consulting “rms survey released last month indicates attitudes are changing. The survey of 150 multinational companies found that “nancial wellness bene“ts will probably become much more common. Just 14 percent of employers said they already have a strategy for helping employees improve their “nancial well-being, but 62 percent said they will within the next three years. Still, while more than 70 percent of employers who responded think they have a responsibility to help employees save for retirement and pay for healthcare, fewer than 15 percent thought employers should pay for programs that help workers cover day-to-day emergencies and manage their debt. But Reiskytl maintains employers are beginning to recognize that their employees ability to save for retirement is affected by housing costs, student debt and even basic budgeting skills. Services like PayActiv and TrueConnect, along with bene“ts such as student-debt assistance, show that some companies are taking a more active role in those areas as they listen to their employees concerns, he said. If you have a retirement plan, some employees will say, Great. But if you have student loans, youre thinking, I cant save for retirement, I need to pay this off “rst,Ž Reiskytl said. Employers may not have been sensitive enough to those needs.ŽLOANFROM PAGE 2 6010; Classified; BW; 4 x 20.25; XPos: -0 YPos: 0, Width: 477 x 1458 2 0 1 8 0 8 1 2 o t e n c 3 9 0 0 1 p d f 1 1 0 A u g 1 8 2 2 : 3 4 : 4 9


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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERSee page 3 Sunday, August 12, 2018 By KATHY GANNONASSOCIATED PRESSISLAMABAD „ In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Talibans increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant groups political of“ ce led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry of“ cials, Uzbek and Taliban of“ cials said Saturday. Taliban political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai represented the insurgents in the four-day talks that ended Friday and included meetings with Uzbekistans Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov as well as its special representative to Afghanistan Ismatilla Irgashev. The meetings follow an offer made by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in March to broker peace in Afghanistan. Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Talibans political of“ ce in Qatar, said in a statement to The Associated Press that discussions covered everything from international troop withdrawal to peace prospects to possible Uzbek-funded development projects that could include railway lines and electricity. Shaheen said Uzbek of“ cials discussed their security concerns surrounding the development projects. Taliban also exchanged views with the Uzbek of“ cials about the withdrawal of the foreign troops and reconciliation in Afghanistan,Ž he said in the statement. Uzbeks Foreign Affairs Ministry website offered a terse announcement on the visit saying the sides exchanged views on prospects of the peace process in Afghanistan.Ž Still, the meetings are signi“ cant coming as the Taliban ramps up pressure on Afghanistans Security Forces with relentless and deadly attacks and Washington holds preliminary talks with the insurgents in an attempt to “ nd a negotiated end to Afghanistans protracted war. The Taliban have gained increasing attention from Russia as well as Uzbekistan, who view the insurgency as a bulwark against the spread of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Taliban travel from Afghanistan for talks in a rare diplomatic forayBy RACHEL LA CORTE and KEITH RIDLERASSOCIATED PRESSOLYMPIA, Wash. „ Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. Of“ cials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasnt a licensed pilot. The 29-year-old man used a machine called a pushback tractor to “ rst maneuver the aircraft so he could board and then take off Friday evening, authorities added. The man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport was Richard Russell, a U.S. of“ cial briefed on the matter told The Associated Press. The of“ cial wasnt authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Its unclear how he attained the skills to do loops in the aircraft before crashing over an hour after taking off into a small island in the Puget Sound, authorities said. Of“ cials said that it did not appear that the “ ghter jets were involved in the crash of the aircraft. In a news release issued Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said Authorities probe how airline employee could steal planeAirline employee stole empty plane and crashed after being chased by military jets AP PHOTOSWorkers gather in a staging area Saturday, near Steilacoom, Wash., near the site on Ketron Island in Washington state where a Horizon Air turboprop plane crashed Friday after it was stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport. Investigators were working to “ nd out how an airline employee stole the plane and crashed it after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. Pierce County Sheri Paul Pastor talks on his phone at a staging area, Friday, at the ferry terminal in Steilacoom, Wash., near where a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash. Earlier in the evening, o cials at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said an Alaska Airlines plane had been stolen and later crashed. By SUSANNAH GEORGE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning from its prime minister. While the initial sanctions may have a limited impact, a second batch expected within months could hit the Russian economy much harder and send already tense relations into a tailspin. If sanctions are expanded even further to target Russias top state-controlled banks, freezing their dollar transactions „ as proposed under legislation introduced in the Senate this month „ it would amount to a declaration of economic war,Ž Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday. So much for President Donald Trumps hopes for better relations with Moscow. On his watch, the U.S. has imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia for human rights abuses, meddling in the U.S. election and Russian military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. For the most part, they have punished Russian of“ cials and associates of President Vladimir Putin rather than targeting broad economic sectors. In 2014, both the U.S. and European Union introduced sanctions that restricted Russias access to global “ nancial markets and to equipment New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low By MICHAEL KUNZELMANASSOCIATED PRESSCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. „ Charlottesville, Virginia, was marking the anniversary of last summers white supremacist violence with marches, vigils and other community events that began unfolding peacefully Saturday amid a heavy police presence. As many businesses in a popular downtown shopping district began to open Saturday, law enforcement of“ cers outnumbered visitors. Concrete barriers and metal fences had been erected, and police were searching bags at two checkpoints where people could enter or leave. Its nice that theyre here to protect us,Ž said Lara Mitchell, 66, a sales associate at a shop that sells artwork, jewelry, and other items. It feels good that theyre here in front of our store. Last year was a whole different story. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTAn afternoon thunderstorm Mostly cloudy and humidHIGH 88 LOW 7555% chance of rain 25% chance of rainSome sun, humid; a p.m. t-storm in spots90 / 7445% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA thunderstorm around in the afternoon91 / 7440% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny and humid92 / 7520% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm possible92 / 7530% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7530% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 9 6 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery high 050100150200300500 410-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE889398969591Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.88Ž Month to date 4.35Ž Normal month to date 2.75Ž Year to date 40.68Ž Normal year to date 31.93Ž Record 4.35Ž (1974) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.57Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.11Ž Month to date 2.55Ž Normal month to date 2.68Ž Year to date 26.64Ž Normal year to date 30.74Ž Record 4.35Ž (1950) High/Low 86/75 Normal High/Low 93/74 Record High 96 (2007) Record Low 66 (2004) High/Low 88/81 High/Low 91/77 Normal High/Low 91/75 Record High 97 (1963) Record Low 69 (1976)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. 4.35 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 40.68 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 90 78 t 90 77 pc Bradenton 89 78 t 89 76 pc Clearwater 88 78 t 88 77 pc Coral Springs 90 76 sh 92 77 pc Daytona Beach 88 73 t 89 72 pc Fort Lauderdale 89 79 pc 90 79 pc Fort Myers 87 76 t 90 73 pc Gainesville 90 73 t 89 73 pc Jacksonville 91 72 t 91 72 t Key Largo 88 79 t 90 80 pc Key West 90 83 c 91 83 pc Lakeland 88 74 t 89 73 pc Melbourne 91 74 t 92 77 pc Miami 89 78 pc 90 78 pc Naples 88 78 t 90 75 pc Ocala 88 71 t 88 72 pc Okeechobee 89 72 t 90 73 pc Orlando 89 73 t 90 72 pc Panama City 91 75 t 90 76 pc Pensacola 92 75 t 90 77 pc Pompano Beach 91 77 sh 91 79 pc St. Augustine 88 73 c 88 73 pc St. Petersburg 88 77 t 88 77 pc Sarasota 88 77 t 89 76 pc Tallahassee 91 73 pc 89 73 t Tampa 88 75 t 88 79 pc Vero Beach 90 72 t 91 73 pc West Palm Beach 90 76 sh 91 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 5:29a 10:05a 4:13p 11:56p Mon. 5:54a 11:01a 5:06p --Today 4:06a 8:21a 2:50p 10:12p Mon. 4:31a 9:17a 3:43p 10:48p Today 2:57a 7:08a 1:40p 8:49p Mon. 3:31a 8:08a 2:35p 9:25p Today 6:01a 10:34a 4:45p --Mon. 6:26a 12:25a 5:38p 11:30a Today 2:21a 7:00a 1:05p 8:51p Mon. 2:46a 7:56a 1:58p 9:27p SSW 4-8 0-1 Light SW 4-8 1-3 LightFt. Myers 87/76 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 89/73 storms afternoon Sarasota 88/77 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEFirst Aug 18 Full Aug 26 Last Sep 2 New Sep 9 Today 8:11 a.m. 9:24 p.m. Monday 9:17 a.m. 10:07 p.m. Today 6:58 a.m. 8:08 p.m. Monday 6:59 a.m. 8:07 p.m. Today 7:11a 12:57a 7:40p 1:26p Mon. 8:12a 1:58a 8:39p 2:25p Tue. 9:11a 2:58a 9:36p 3:23p Monterrey 93/72 Chihuahua 79/61 Los Angeles 85/67 Washington 86/74 New York 80/72 Miami 89/78 Atlanta 91/70 Detroit 85/66 Houston 93/75 Kansas City 92/66 Chicago 88/67 Minneapolis 91/70 El Paso 85/66 Denver 91/58 Billings 96/62 San Francisco 67/52 Seattle 78/59 Toronto 84/64 Montreal 84/66 Winnipeg 98/66 Ottawa 85/63 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: 08/12/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 85 62 t 89 67 pc Anchorage 64 55 r 58 53 sh Atlanta 91 70 pc 90 68 pc Baltimore 85 71 t 82 67 t Billings 96 62 s 80 57 pc Birmingham 94 72 pc 93 70 pc Boise 91 62 pc 95 63 pc Boston 78 71 sh 77 70 sh Buffalo 83 65 pc 81 66 t Burlington, VT 83 67 pc 85 70 pc Charleston, WV 82 62 c 82 64 t Charlotte 90 68 t 88 66 pc Chicago 88 67 pc 89 69 s Cincinnati 85 63 pc 85 65 pc Cleveland 83 66 pc 81 67 t Columbia, SC 93 72 t 91 69 pc Columbus, OH 84 64 c 84 66 t Concord, NH 74 64 c 76 67 c Dallas 85 72 t 87 73 t Denver 91 58 pc 90 58 pc Des Moines 93 66 s 93 71 s Detroit 85 66 pc 86 66 pc Duluth 87 64 s 89 64 s Fairbanks 69 52 c 66 49 c Fargo 96 70 s 94 59 s Hartford 80 66 sh 80 70 sh Helena 91 54 s 80 51 pc Honolulu 88 76 pc 90 77 sh Houston 93 75 t 93 74 pc Indianapolis 87 66 s 85 66 s Jackson, MS 91 73 t 91 73 t Kansas City 92 66 pc 87 69 pc Knoxville 84 66 pc 85 63 pc Las Vegas 105 85 s 105 84 s Los Angeles 85 67 s 83 65 s Louisville 88 69 c 88 70 s Memphis 91 74 t 91 75 pc Milwaukee 82 64 pc 86 70 s Minneapolis 91 70 s 92 72 s Montgomery 94 72 pc 93 73 t Nashville 89 68 c 92 68 pc New Orleans 91 78 t 92 78 sh New York City 80 72 t 81 71 t Norfolk, VA 87 72 t 85 72 t Oklahoma City 82 69 t 77 66 r Omaha 93 67 s 91 71 pc Philadelphia 85 73 t 83 71 t Phoenix 104 82 pc 105 82 pc Pittsburgh 81 63 t 80 63 t Portland, ME 74 65 pc 76 67 c Portland, OR 81 60 s 93 62 s Providence 81 69 sh 81 72 sh Raleigh 88 70 t 85 68 t Salt Lake City 96 68 pc 93 68 pc St. Louis 90 69 s 92 71 s San Antonio 91 77 t 94 75 pc San Diego 85 73 pc 83 71 pc San Francisco 67 52 pc 66 53 pc Seattle 78 59 s 85 60 s Washington, DC 86 74 t 85 71 t Amsterdam 78 61 pc 71 61 t Baghdad 112 82 s 109 83 s Beijing 89 76 t 89 76 t Berlin 80 58 pc 88 62 pc Buenos Aires 64 51 pc 65 46 pc Cairo 98 76 s 97 76 s Calgary 68 44 pc 67 48 pc Cancun 88 77 s 88 77 pc Dublin 68 55 c 68 55 c Edmonton 54 37 sh 66 44 pc Halifax 78 62 pc 78 66 c Kiev 81 55 pc 81 62 s London 69 58 r 74 58 pc Madrid 96 66 pc 95 64 s Mexico City 71 57 t 73 56 t Montreal 84 66 s 86 71 pc Ottawa 85 63 s 85 67 c Paris 86 61 pc 75 59 t Regina 91 54 pc 67 44 c Rio de Janeiro 74 66 pc 74 64 c Rome 89 68 s 88 69 s St. Johns 76 57 pc 82 61 pc San Juan 89 79 s 86 78 pc Sydney 62 48 s 68 48 s Tokyo 88 79 t 88 80 t Toronto 84 64 s 82 65 pc Vancouver 73 59 pc 79 62 s Winnipeg 98 66 s 75 49 pcHigh ................ 102 at Wolf Point, MTLow ........................ 32 at Gothic, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)84The temperature reached 90 degrees for the 19th consecutive day in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 12, 1980. Q: What is the coldest major U.S. city in the summer?A: San Francisco, Calif. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 88/75 88/73 88/74 88/74 89/74 88/74 87/73 88/73 86/73 88/75 89/78 86/78 87/77 87/76 88/75 89/73 88/75 88/75 88/75 89/74 88/74 89/74 89/75 88/77 88/74 88/80 87/77 88/78 88/74 89/76 88/78 88/73 88/77 88/78 86/79 87/76 87/76 88/76Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By Johnny DiazSUN SENTINEL (TNS)The Perseid meteor shower is back and can be seen through Monday. The celestial show peaks every August when Earth passes through the debris trails of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes near Earth every 133 years on its trip around the sun. This years meteor viewing arrived with a good forecast. The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and thatll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it,Ž NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told He added that the moon will be a thin crescent and set early, leaving a dark canvas for the meteors bright streaks and “reballs.Ž Viewing results tend to change year to year. This years viewing may make up for last years underwhelming showing when the glare of a full moon made if dif“cult to see the shower well. Cooke said sky watchers could see 60 to 70 meteors an hour during its peak this year. The Perseids are known for “reballs which are grain-size pieces of dust that burn up and radiate as they travel through the atmosphere at 37 miles per second. When is the best time to watch the shower? The best time to see the shower is after about 2 a.m. when the Perseus constellation is high in the sky. No special equipment is necessary to see the meteors. Its suggested that viewing is better with the naked eye than with binoculars or telescope because viewers can take in a wider view.Weekend sky is alive with meteor shower By HUGO MARTINLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)During the controversy surrounding the release of blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration said airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags. The 3D-printed gun controversy began in June when Defense Distributed of Austin, Texas, reached a settlement with the federal government to allow it to make the plans for the guns available for download. Then a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints, and a coalition of 20 state attorneys general “led a motion Aug. 2 to continue to block the release of the plans. But TSA of“cials say 3D-printed guns and “rearm components have been in circulation for years and have been found on passengers trying to board commercial ”ights. Since August 2016, the TSA has detected two 3D-printed guns and two 3D-printed “rearm components, all of which were voluntarily abandoned by the passengers who packed them in their carry-on bags, TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said. The most recent component was discovered in January at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. TSA of“cers are trained and on the lookout for 3D guns,Ž he said. We have proven detection capabilities and screening protocols in place.Ž Like all “rearms, explosives and replica weapons, 3D-printed guns are prohibited in the cabins of commercial planes. Passengers caught trying to bring any weapons into a ”ight are turned over to local law enforcement for prosecution and could face civil penalties of up to $9,800 imposed by the TSAUndetectable plastic 3D printed guns have been detected by TSA airport screenersBy KAREN MATTHEWSASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ In an aboutface, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican congressman from New York was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying he will suspend his campaign and “nish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a biotechnology company to family members so they could pro“t from illicit trades. He had said later that day he would remain on the ballot despite the indictment and “ght the charges. But Collins reversed himself Saturday. I have decided that it is in the best interests of the constituents of NY-27, the Republican Party and President Donald Trumps agenda for me to suspend my campaign for re-election to Congress,Ž his statement said. He went on to say he will “ll out his term and continue to “ght the meritless charges brought against me.Ž He has denied any wrongdoing. Collins decision to end his re-election bid appeared to boost Democrats chances of taking in a solidly Republican district, but the announcement left unanswered questions including how Collins name could be removed from the ballot. Wednesdays indictment charges Collins and two others, including his son, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts. Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with of“ces in Auckland, New Zealand. It is unclear whether Collins name can be removed from the November ballot at this point and whether Republican Party of“cials will be able to nominate another candidate for the seat. Under New York state election law, Collins name could be taken off the ballot under certain narrowly de“ned circumstances that include death, disquali“cation or being nominated for a different of“ce such as a county clerkship. Jessica Proud, a spokeswoman for the New York state Republican Party, said party of“cials are weighing their options. She said no decision has been made about a possible replacement for Collins on the ballot „ if they are able to replace him. Stefan Mychajliw, the Erie County comptroller, released a statement putting his name forward for the ballot spot and said he hoped to earn the support of county Republican of“cials in the district. A spokesman for Nate McMurray, the Democrat in the race, said McMurray planned a news conference later Saturday in Rochester. The actions of Congressman Collins should disqualify him, his cronies and corporate donors from choosing his replacement on the ballot,Ž McMurrays campaign said in a news release. McMurray, the town supervisor of Grand Island, New York, said after Collins indictment that he took no joy in the terrible newsŽ of his rivals arrest. He said tens of thousands of dollars were donated to his campaign in the 24 hours after Collins arrest and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reached out to partner with McMurrays team. The district spans an area between the Rochester and Buffalo suburbs and is considering the most Republicanleaning district in New York. The race had not been considered competitive by many observers, including those predicting a blue waveŽ that gives Democrats control of the House. The area backed Trump over Hillary Clinton by nearly 25 percentage points in 2016, when Collins beat his Democratic challenger by more than 2-1. Collins was an early supporter of Trumps presidential campaign and has been one of Trumps most ardent defenders. In his statement Saturday, Collins warned of Democrats winning the House in the midterm elections and then launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump.ŽFacing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid MARY ALTAFFERThis Aug. 8, “le photo shows Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins as he leaves federal court in New York.


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD CASAWENTFLORATRIODE ACEREACHRIPUPSEALUP PARTYTRAYAMISSANGLEE NIECELAMAZEHEARTRATE NEATELIJAHISEE IRANGATETEUTONSDEALS TASTETESTRITUALSPOI ADLERATOMCARMENMCRAE LIARIRONORESOARING YOMGRANITAUSBPULSE LOSTINTHESHUFFLE YEASTAGONOTTRUEBAH ATTAINSSENEGALBADU CHATTYCATHYETONABNER HERSAMHILLLOCALCALL TRIEDLIEFLATDEPLANES MAGINIACINPARA GAMERRAGEBOXOUTYARDS APARNAORALSBRASSBARS GORGESTVSETEGGOIMIN SPEEDSHESSELESTCAPS HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDISTANBUL (AP) „ Turkeys president on Saturday blamed the countrys economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging warŽ against his country. Speaking in the northeastern province of Rize, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that dollars, euros and gold were now the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against our country.Ž Erdogan promised supporters that Turkey was taking the necessary precautions to protect its economy but added the most important thing is breaking the hands “ring these weapons.Ž Turkey was hit by a “nancial shockwave this week as its currency nosedived over concerns about the governments economic policies and a trade dispute with the United States. The lira tumbled 14 percent Friday, to 6.51 per dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make Turkish residents poorer and further erode international investors con“dence in the country. The currency drop is particularly painful for Turkey because it “nances a lot of its economic growth with foreign money. The currencys drop „ 41 percent so far this year „ is a gauge of fear over a country coming to terms with years of high debt, international concern over Erdogans push to amass power, and a souring in relations with allies like the U.S. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Friday, Erdogan criticized the tensions with the U.S., saying a failure to reverse this trend of unilateralism and disrespect will require us to start looking for new friends and allies.Ž Among the issues, Turkey has arrested an American pastor and put him on trial for espionage and terror-related charges linked to a failed coup attempt in the country two years ago. The pastor has proclaimed his innocence. The U.S. responded by slapping sanctions on Turkey and threatening more. The sides held talks in Washington this week but failed to resolve the spat. President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he had authorized the doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey. He said the tariffs on aluminum imports would be increased to 20 percent and those on steel to 50 percent as the Turkish lira slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!Ž Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!Ž he wrote. The United States is the biggest destination for Turkish steel exports, with 11 percent of the Turkish export volume. The lira fell further after Trumps tweet. Turkey later said Erdogan had held a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss economic ties. It did not disclose details, but the move suggests Turkey might gravitate further from its NATO allies toward cooperation with Russia, whose relations with the West are at their lowest point since the Cold War. Turkeys woes have been aggravated by investor worries about the economic policies of Erdogan, who won a new term in of“ce in June with sweeping new powers. Erdogan has been putting pressure on Turkeys central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth. He claims higher rates lead to higher in”ation „ the opposite of what standard economic theory says. Independent analysts argue the central bank should instead raise rates to tame in”ation and support the currency. Amid the dispute, foreign investors could be spooked and try to pull their money out, reinforcing the currency drop and potentially leading to “nancial instability.Turkeys president: US waging economic war against Turkey PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE VIA AP, POOLTurkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Ordu, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.Iran: Chinas stateowned energy CNPC takes over French TOTEHRAN, Iran (AP) „ Irans of“cial IRNA news agency is reporting that Chinas state-owned petroleum corporation has taken a majority share of the countrys South Pars gas project after French oil and gas company Total announced it would pull out because renewed U.S. economic sanctions against Iran. The Saturday report quotes Mohammad Mostafavi, an of“cial in Irans state oil company, as saying CNPC now owns 80 percent of the shares in the $5 billion project, having bought shares from Total. CNPC originally had some 30 percent of shares in the project. The renewal of U.S. sanctions took effect on Tuesday.Egypt officials say bombing attempt near church thwartedCAIRO (AP) „ A man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo but failed to enter before blowing himself up, Egyptian security of“cials said Saturday. The man tried to enter the church in Mostorod district in Qaliubiya province with churchgoers but heightened security around the church prevented him from approaching, the of“cials said. Local media reported that he detonated the explosives about 275 yards from the church, killing himself. No other fatalities were reported. Mostorod is located some 7.2 miles north of Cairo. The of“cials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. No group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. Egypts Christians account for about 10 percent of the countrys predominantly Muslim population. They have been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that have left more than 100 dead and scores wounded. Egypt has been under a state of emergency since bombings and suicide attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians killed scores in 2017. The extremist Islamist State group claimed those attacks. The government has been struggling to contain an insurgency by Islamic militants led by an af“liate of IS in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, but attacks on the mainland have also occurred.Egypt prosecutors order ex-monk detained over abbot deathCAIRO (AP) „ Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a recently defrocked monk to be detained for four days pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo, Egypts state news agency said. The defrocked monk, identi“ed by his monastic name of Isaiah, confessed to collaborating with others to kill Bishop Epiphanius, abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, prosecutors said. Isaiahs lawyer withdrew from the case and ceased defending him, the state-run MENA reported. It remains unclear whether another lawyer will be assigned to the case. The decision to strip Isaiah of his monkhood came on Aug. 5, a week after the incident. The Coptic Orthodox Church dismissed any connection to the Epiphanius death, however, saying the decision was made based on strictly monastic reasons.Ž The abbots mystery killing took place July 29. His funeral was attended by Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of Egypts Coptic Orthodox Christians, one the worlds oldest Christian communities. In a statement, the church said Isaiah has a record of failing to abide by the monasterys rules and that an investigation committee had previously decided to keep him out of the monastery for three years, but other monks had signed a petition calling for him to be pardoned and pledged to help him change his wrong course.Ž Isaiah failed to change his conduct which resulted in his defrocking, the church added. Following Epiphanius death, the church took a series of measures aimed at instilling discipline into monastic life. Among them was to halt accepting new novices in monasteries nationwide for a year and giving monks across Egypt one month to close their social media accounts arguing that keeping them is incompatible with monastic life. Egypt, the birthplace of Christian monasticism, is home to some of the worlds most ancient monasteries, nestled in the countrys barren desert and which have drawn monks for centuries to lead solitary ascetic lives. Monks have largely remained in retreat even amid the monumental changes that shook Egypts political and social landscape in recent years. PARIS (AP) „ A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was inundated by ”ash ”oods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. The men, who were not identi“ed by name, were handed preliminary charges of involuntary injury aggravated by endangerment and creating a campsite without a permit, Nimes Prosecutor Eric Maurel said. The newspaper Le Monde identi“ed the two as the president and vice president of the Jugendfrderung Saint-Antonius group, which owned the land where the campsite was located, in the village of Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas in the Gard region. The children were rapidly evacuated Thursday as the rivers over”owed their banks. A handful were hospitalized with minor injuries. The two were placed under judicial supervision and forbidden to visit the Gard region except to appear when summoned by judicial authorities and meet with their lawyers, Maurel said. They were given 15 days to remove their possessions from the site. Rescuers continued to search for a missing German monitor at the campsite, which was inundated during the ”ash ”oods on Thursday that reportedly swept away his van. The children removed from the camp were among 1,600 evacuated, mostly preventatively, in three regions by Thursday evening after torrential rains quickly transformed rivers and streams into torrents. The campsite in SaintJulien-de-Peyrolas was in a ”ood zone. Just 48 hours before the waters suddenly rose, municipal of“cials had warned the group of the dangers of remaining due to the threat of rising waters, the prosecutors of“ce said.French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood FRENCH GENDARMERIE NATIONALE VIA APIn this photo provided by the French Gendarmerie Nationale, a damaged trailer is photographed after ”oods at Saint-Juliende-Peyrolas camping site, in southern France, Friday. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) „ Members of Israels Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the states non-Jewish citizens. The rally Saturday night marks further fallout from the explosive NationState law that the government says enshrines the states Jewish character but which critics say undermines Israels democratic values. One clause downgrades the Arabic language from of“cial to specialŽ standing. Protester Omar Sultan says: This law is against us, against the Arabic language, against peace, against our future in this land.Ž Arab citizens make up some 20 percent of Israels population. They enjoy full citizenship but face discrimination in some areas of society. Some view them with suspicion as many identify politically and culturally with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill AP PHOTOIsraeli Arabs hold a Palestinian ”ag during a protest against the Jewish nation bill in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday. ROME (AP) „ Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries. Tens of thousands of young people “lled Romes ancient Circus Maximus on Saturday evening to hear Francis advise them to ignore adults who warn against certain professions, saying they are not in demand. Many walked for days to reach the rally. Francis answered questions submitted in advance. One university student told him that a professor had discouraged her from pursuing her passion in art, saying that studying business instead would better for getting a job. Decrying dreams of convenience,Ž Francis urged them to take risks on that street of your dreams.Ž He declared that fear brings pessimism.ŽPope to youth: Dream, dont let fear make you pessimistic AP PHOTOPope Francis arrives at Romes Circus Maximus, Saturday.


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York.On this dateIn 1859 poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to America the Beautiful,Ž was born in Falmouth, Mass. In 1898 fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end. In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened. In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1944 during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England. In 1953 the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb. In 1962 one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely Aug. 15. In 1977 the space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating, then touching down in Californias Mojave Desert. In 1985 the worlds worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people. (Four people survived.) In 1992 after 14 months of negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced in Washington that they had concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2000 the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea. In 2004 New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation and acknowledged that hed had an extramarital affair with another man. Ten years ago: Declaring the aggressor has been punished,Ž the Kremlin ordered a halt to Russias devastating assault on Georgia „ five days of air and ground attacks that left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people. Five years ago: James WhiteyŽ Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nations most-wanted fugitives, was convicted in a string of 11 killings and dozens of other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. (Bulger is now serving a life sentence in federal prison.)Todays birthdays Actor George Hamilton is 79. Actress Dana Ivey is 77. Actress Jennifer Warren is 77. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 69. Actor Jim Beaver is 68. Singer Kid Creole is 68. Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 64. Actor Sam J. Jones is 64. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 62. Country singer Danny Shirley is 62. Pop musician Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 57. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 55. Actor Peter Krause is 53. Actor Brent Sexton is 51. International Tennis Hall of Famer Pete Sampras is 47. Actor-comedian Michael Ian Black is 47. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is 47. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 47. Actor Casey Affleck is 43. Rock musician Bill Uechi is 43. Actress Maggie Lawson is 38. Actress Dominique Swain is 38. Actress Leah Pipes is 30. Actor Lakeith Stanfield is 27. Actress Cara Delevingne is 26. Actress Imani Hakim is 25.Bible verseAnd many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from JerusalemŽ „ Isaiah 2:3. Thats the way it ought to be. Trouble comes when we hear but do not act upon his word. Him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.Ž two F-15C alert aircraft were scrambled from Portland but did not “re upon the plane. At a news conference in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, of“cials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said that they are still working closely with authorities as they investigate what happened. Safety is our No. 1 goal,Ž said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. Last nights event is going to push us to learn what we can from this tragedy so that we can ensure this does not happen again at Alaska Air Group or at any other airline.Ž The bizarre incident involving a worker who authorities said was suicidal points to one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel: airline or airport employees causing mayhem. The greatest threat we have to aviation is the insider threat,Ž Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent and transportation security expert, told The Associated Press. Here we have an employee who was vetted to the level to have access to the aircraft and had a skill set pro“cient enough to take off with that plane.Ž Seattle FBI agent in charge Jay Tabb Jr. cautioned that the investigation would take a lot of time, and details, including the employees name, would not be released right away. Dozens of personnel were out at the crash site, and co-workers and family members were being interviewed, he said. There was no connection to terrorism, said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the sheriffs department. Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous maneuvers as the sun set on Puget Sound. There were no passengers aboard. Authorities initially said the man was a mechanic, but Alaska Airlines later said he was believed to be a ground service agent employed by Horizon. Those employees direct aircraft for takeoff and gate approach and de-ice planes, as well as handle baggage. Southers, the aviation security expert, said the man could have caused mass destruction. If he had the skill set to do loops with a plane like this, he certainly had the capacity to ”y it into a building and kill people on the ground,Ž he said. Gary Beck, CEO of Horizon Air, said it wasnt clear how the man knew to start the engine, which requires a series of switches and levers. We dont know how he learned to do that,Ž he said. The plane was pursued by military aircraft before it crashed on tiny Ketron Island, southwest of Tacoma, Washington. Video showed “ery ”ames amid trees on the island, which is sparsely populated and only accessible by ferry. No structures on the ground were damaged, Alaska Airlines said. Troyer said F-15C aircraft took off out of Portland, Oregon, were in the air within a few minutes,Ž and the pilots kept people on the ground safe.Ž Sheriffs department of“cials said they were working to conduct a background investigation on the Pierce County resident. The aircraft was stolen about 8 p.m. Alaska Airlines said it was in a maintenance positionŽ and not scheduled for a passenger ”ight. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and ”ies shorter routes throughout the U.S. West. The Q400 is a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats. The man could be heard on audio recordings telling air traf“c controllers that he is just a broken guy.Ž An air traf“c controller called the man Rich,Ž and tried to convince the man to land the airplane. There is a runway just off to your right side in about a mile,Ž the controller says, referring to an air“eld at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Oh man. Those guys will rough me up if I try and land there,Ž the man responded, later adding This is probably jail time for life, huh?Ž Later the man said: Ive got a lot of people that care about me. Its going to disappoint them to hear that I did this ... Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess.Ž Flights out of Sea-Tac, the largest commercial airport in the Paci“c Northwest, were temporarily grounded during the drama. The plane crashed in a heavily wooded area of thick underbrush on the island, said Debra Eckrote, the Western Paci“c regional chief for the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash sparked a 2-acre wild“re. It is highly fragmented,Ž she said of the plane. The wings are off, the fuselage is, I think, kind of positioned upside down.Ž Investigators expect they will be able to recover both the cockpit voice recorder and the event data recorder from the plane. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday morning that President Donald Trump is monitoring the situation.ŽPLANEFROM PAGE 1 The United States has accused Moscow of giving weapons to the Taliban. Still, Andrew Wilder, vice president of Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace said Washington would welcome a constructiveŽ Russian role in “nding a way toward a peace pact in Afghanistan. What wouldnt be helpful would be if the Uzbek efforts to facilitate lines of communication with the Taliban are not closely coordinated with the Afghan government,Ž he said. High pro“le talks by foreign governments with the Taliban that exclude the Afghan government risk providing too much legitimacy to the Taliban without getting much in return,Ž Wilder said. There was no immediate comment from the Afghan government, but neither the Taliban nor the Uzbek foreign ministry statement mentioned the Afghan government. For Uzbekistan, the IS presence is particularly worrisome as hundreds of its “ghters are former members of the radical Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a declared terrorist group considered the architect of some of the more horri“c attacks carried out by IS in Afghanistan. Last year, there were reports that the son of Tahir Yuldashev, the powerful Uzbek leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, who was killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan in 2009, was leading efforts to help expand IS in”uence in Afghanistan. Last week, Afghan security forces reportedly rescued scores of Afghan Uzbeks who had declared their allegiance to IS when they came under attack by Taliban “ghters in northern Afghanistan not far from the border with Uzbekistan. The rescued Uzbek warriors declared they would join the peace process. Most of those rescued were Afghan Uzbeks loyal to Afghanistans Vice President Rashid Dostum who had gone over to IS after Dostum fell out with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and ”ed to Turkey in May last year. Coincidentally their rescue from the Taliban came just days after Dostum returned to Afghanistan and reconciled with Ghanis government.TALKSFROM PAGE 1counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The days death toll rose to three when a state police helicopter that had been monitoring the event and assisting with the governors motorcade crashed, killing two troopers. Among the remembrance events scheduled for Saturday was a morning of re”ection and renewalŽ at UVA that featured musical performances, a poetry reading and an address from University President James Ryan. Ryan recalled how a group of students and community members faced off against the white supremacist marchers near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus, calling it a remarkable moment of courage and bravery.Ž Later Saturday evening, students and activists planned to hold a Rally for JusticeŽ on campus. By midafternoon, the city said hundreds of people had passed through the downtown checkpoints. Police arrested three men in or near the secured perimeter for trespassing, possessing prohibited items and being drunk in public, the city said in a news release. Gov. Ralph Northam and the city both declared states of emergency earlier in the week, citing the potential impacts of eventsŽ during the anniversary weekend. The states declaration allocates $2 million in state funds and authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assist in security efforts. Some community activists were concerned that this years heavy police presence could be a counterproductive overreaction. An independent investigation of the rally violence, led by a former federal prosecutor, found the chaos last year stemmed from a passive response by law enforcement and poor preparation and coordination between state and city police. Lisa Woolfork, a University of Virginia professor and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville organizer, said police are mounting a huge, overwhelming show of force to compensate for last years inaction.Ž Last year, I was afraid of the Nazis. This year, Im afraid of the police,Ž Woolfork said. This is not making anyone that I know feel safe.Ž But others said Saturday they were comforted by the security measures. Kyle Rodland, who took his young sons to get ice cream downtown, said he felt much safer than last year, when he left town with his family and stayed with his parents after seeing people armed with long ri”es walking around outside his home. Events marking the anniversary were also expected Sunday in both Charlottesville and Washington, D.C., where Jason Kessler, the primary organizer of last summers rally, has obtained a permit for a white civil rightsŽ rally. Heyers mother, Susan Bro, said in an interview with The Associated Press that she has been dreading the anniversary of her daughters death for months. Bro likened losing a child to standing in shallow water as waves roll continually in. You let the wave wash over, and you dont chase it. You let it go and youre OK until the next one comes,Ž she said. But today, I feel like high tide is in.ŽRALLYFROM PAGE 1for new energy projects. Those measures were punishing, but the sanctions announced by the Trump administration this past week could be even worse. The restrictions were triggered under U.S. law on chemical weapons following a formal U.S. determination that Russia used the Novichok nerve agent to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March. The “rst tranche, due to take effect Aug. 22, will deny export licenses to Russia for the purchase of many items with national security implications. Existing sanctions already prohibit the export of most military and security-related items, but now the ban will be extended to goods such as gas turbine engines, electronics and calibration equipment that were previously allowed on a case-by-case basis. The State Department said it could potentially affect hundreds of millions of dollars in trade. Its a signi“cant step, but not an overwhelming one,Ž said Daniel Fried, a veteran State Department of“cial who served as chief U.S. coordinator for sanctions policy until he retired last year. Russia has 90 days to provide assurancesŽ that it will not use chemical weapons in the future and allow inspections. If Russia does not comply, Trump will be obligated to impose a second set of sanctions, applying restrictions on at least three from a menu of options: opposing multilateral bank assistance to Russia, broad restrictions on exports and imports, downgrading diplomatic relations, prohibiting air carrier landing rights and barring U.S. banks from making loans to the Russian government. That could do signi“cantly more economic harm and have a lasting, destabilizing effect on the currency and stock markets. Senior Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Nikonov said a second set of sanctions may be inevitable and predicted it would pitch relations to new low. The relationship is already routinely described as at its worst since the Cold War. Things could get even worse if the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, which a bipartisan group of senators introduced Aug. 2, makes its way through Congress. It would target Russias state-controlled banks and freeze their operations in dollars, which would deal a heavy blow to the Russian economy. The prospects for the legislation becoming law remain uncertain. Medvedev warned the U.S. that such a move would cross a red line and would warrant a Russian response by economic, political or other meansŽ he did not specify. His tough tone was a departure from past nonchalance from Putin and his lieutenants over the impact of Western sanctions on the Russian economy. Vladimir Vasilyev, a researcher with the Institute of the U.S. and Canada, a government-funded Moscow think tank, said U.S.-Russian ties were now approaching the point of no return with no prospect for improvementŽ in sight. Fried said that in addition to uncertainty over sanctions, Moscows strong response this time is likely also being fueled by larger inconsistencies in U.S. policy toward Russia. While Trump has hankered for closer ties with Putin, the government he leads has been far less accommodating. Whatever deal the Russians had or thought they had or thought they could get from President Donald Trump, theyre not able to get it from Trumps administration,Ž Fried said. The State Department denied inconsistency in U.S. policy and maintained that sanctions were aimed at encouraging improved behavior from Russia. Wed like to have a better relationship with the Russian government, recognizing that we have a lot of areas of mutual concern,Ž spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.SANCTIONSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTO/A group, Anti-fascism demonstrators, march past lunchtime diners in the downtown area in anticipation of the anniversary of last years Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 5GHOSTEDBY ALISON OHRINGER AND ERIK AGARD / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Word repeated in Mi ____ es su ____Ž5 Skipped town9 Good name for abotanist?14 Certain vacuum tube20 Taiwan-based electronics giant21 Per item22 Shred23 Make airtight24 Caterers platter26 Off27 Director of Eat Drink Man Woman,Ž 199428 Morticia, to Fester, in 1960s TV29 Expecting help?31 Beat generation figure?33 Tidy35 ____ Muhammad, mentor to Malcolm X37 Mm-hmmŽ38 Reagan-era scandal42 Old Germanic tribe44 Passes out48 Oral examination?50 Initiations have them52 Dish made from a fermented root53 Graces surname on Will & GraceŽ54 Neutrons home56 Jazz singer who acted in the RootsŽ miniseries59 Whopper maker60 Hematite, e.g.62 Like 100% inflation63 ____ Kippur64 Sorbet-like dessert originally from Sicily65 ____ port68 Wrist watch?69 Like this puzzles circled letters vis--vis their Across answers 73 Brewers need76 Long ____77 Nuh-uh!Ž78 Horrible!Ž81 Reaches84 Nearest country to Cape Verde85 Grammy winner Erykah ____86 Talkative sort90 Competitor of Rugby91 LilŽ fellow92 Im with ____Ž93 Hell, informally95 It might take only seven digits97 Sampled100 Be rumple-free102 Leaves for baggage claim, say103 Star followers105 Vitamin B3107 Prefix with normal108 Cause of a tossed joystick, maybe112 Block from getting close to the basket115 Gridiron gains118 Comic ____ Nancherla119 Stage in getting aPh.D.121 Some rustproof rails123 Chasms124 Newsroom fixture125 Frozen breakfast brand126 Lets do it!Ž127 Risks a ticket128 SiddharthaŽ novelist129 In case130 Washington team, familiarly DOWN1 ____ Crunch2 Smoothie flavor3 Tennis stars feat4 Place for exhibitions5 Word with noodle or nurse6 Viscounts superior7 Big scholarship awarder, for short8 Mint-family herb9 Down goes ____!Ž (1973 sports line)10 Mojito ingredient11 Nail-polish brand12 When jams are produced13 Place for an altar14 Long line in Russia15 Let16 Amen to thatŽ17 Earthen pot18 What it takes two to do19 One-on-one Olympics event25 Chuck in the air30 Not mainstream, briefly32 Separations at weddings?34 Body work, in brief36 Lead-in to boy or girl38 Birthplace of the Renaissance39 RCA component40 Put claw marks in41 Sharer of Russias western border43 Setting for many G.I. stories45 Much of Aries span46 Postgraduation stressors, for some47 Lengthy attack49 Refining, as muscles51 Lead-in to cone55You only live once,Ž for one57 Baked-beans flavor58 Mtley ____60 Schedule-keeping org.61 Team scream64 10-4Ž65 Longest American north-south rte.66 Fiddler on the RoofŽ setting67 In spades69 Future attorneys hurdle, for short70 Memphis-to-Nashville dir.71 2018 World Cup champs72 Prayer ending?73 Workplace for a cabin boy74 Antiquated anesthetic75 Pong creator78 All-female group with the 1986 No. 1 hit VenusŽ79 One-named singer whose last name is Adkins80 Pitches82 Albany is its capital: Abbr.83 Gorsuchs predecessor on the bench84 Two of diamonds?85 Trusted news source in the Mideast87 Friend of Descartes ƒ or, in English, question pondered by Descartes?88 What chutzpah!Ž89 Early record holder91 Puts to rest94 Pricey-sounding apparel brand?96 Tinder, e.g.98 Surface99 Well, Ill beŽ follower101 Bway buys104 It covers a lot ofground106 Recognition for ascientist108 Comics offerings109 Per item110 Stud finder?111 One wearing black eyeliner and ripped jeans, say113 Desire114 Makes out?116 Cause of some insomnia117 Application figs.120 Dummkopf122 Boozehound 12345678910111213141516171819 20212223 24252627 2829303132 3334353637 38394041424344454647 4849505152 535455565758 59606162 636465666768 69707172 7374757677787980 8182838485 868788899091 9293949596 979899100101102 103104105106107 108109110111112113114115116117 118119120121122 123124125126 127128129130Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS PLUMBING THE DEPTHS by Myles Mellor 1. QCJB NTKX KGKFE PMDK SHOVZKF NT QCKD BCKE PJHH MDBT XHOVZKF? BCKE CJGK SMSK NFKJVX! 2. RY DLEH PBUUDP UHECSDHO PREWDW CSD ZBHEFD KCRCEBY RYW KCBHD CSD CBEHDCK. ZBHEFD KRO CSDO SRLD YBCSEYA CB AB BY.... 3. BHX ZCCU LIYRKGQ SFII EGII XCY FH OFD LGQDCHBI JFGS, B ZCCU TIYDO KGBED B TYII OCYDG GJGQX EFRG! 4. XNSKNKJXYDB IDZ UJBJIAC HADXIJKS NL: QCAA GNHHJAR OJW QGNZ RYDU GDBINKL ONJACL ZY OJW!Ž 1. What does every fine plumber do when they fall into slumber? They have pipe dreams! 2. An evil robber blithely raided the police station and stole the toilets. Police say they have nothing to go on.... 3. Any good plumber will tell you in his personal view, a good flush beats a full house every time! 4. Magnanimous but risible plumbing ad: Well happily fix what your husband failed to fix!Ž CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Lifes routines are so much sweeter when youre doing them around people you enjoy. Today youll appreciate the interesting point of view that others bring to daily life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You equate rest with laziness, but its not that, not at all. Really big things are happening when you rest. Its your moment for recovery, renewal, regeneration. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your outreach is kind. You assume the best of others. Kindred souls will come into your world to share what they can and give you company and entertainment. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are those who profess to have deeply held principles, yet they abandon them for a more pleasurable or lucrative opportunity. Youre honorable. Surround yourself with the honorable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Something you romanticized about last year will come to fruition in the days to come. Stay awake, aware and diligent, even if your diligence is in your own health and rest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are concerned with whats right, not with winning social Brownie points. Thats why your choices may cause feathers to rue. But better rued feathers than false friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is a beautiful moment. What youre looking for is trying to nd you, too. Things like this dont happen every day, yet you still have to keep your cool to pull this o. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The feeling youll have when a friend reaches out to y ou in the moment you need it most is eclipsed only by the feeling you give when youre the one who reaches out to a friend in the moment of need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youre a skilled diplomat who knows that getting a persons hopes up is not nice. Not only is it not nice but its the work of a novice. Youll expertly arrange the expectations of others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are the egalitarian of the zodiac today. You sincerely dont think that your work or station is any better or less than that of any other person on earth, and for that youll be rewarded with a wider range of knowledge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youre noticing, and therefore youll see more thats wrong and more thats right and more that you cant explain or understand. Do not let your awareness confuse you. Take notes without judgment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Theres a tone to strike today between mysterious and accessible. Hitting the right note will get you access to treats and delights without the encumbrance of weighty commitment. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 12). You know what you want, and your will is so strong this solar return that it would take a very nervy person to oppose you. Youll override any who dare. Your condence will attract supporters. A variety of unrelated events will lead to fortuitous relationships and deals and a major win for your nances and your family. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 1, 11, 12 and 5.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great man, but hes very tight with his money. We found out early in our relationship that we couldnt have a joint account because it caused so much ghting. We share our bills, but I am broke all the time. I have credit card debt he doesnt know about. (He hates being in debt.) I have had a problem with credit cards before, and he threatened that if it happened again, we are done. How do I tell him I have more credit card debt without losing him? „ SWIMMING IN DEBT DEAR SWIMMING: Go online and begin researching accredited or certied credit counselors. Make sure the one you choose is aliated with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (nfcc. org). While youre at it, get on the internet and locate the nearest chapter of Debtors Anonymous. Its a 12-step program group for individuals who cannot control their spending. You will nd it at www. Because you are compulsive about abusing credit cards, prepare yourself for the fact that you may have to get rid of all of them. And when (not if) you inform your husband about whats been going on, be sure he knows you are WILLING to do that. I wish you luck and recovery. DEAR ABBY: My rst wife, Charlene,Ž died eight years ago from an accident caused by her diabetes. Six months after her funeral, I was introduced to a lovely woman and subsequently married her. When I told my former mother-in-law I had started seeing someone, she asked me to cease all contact with her and the rest of the family. I complied with her wish. Since Charlenes death, I have kept her personal photo album. It contains pictures and memorabilia from when she was a child and teenager. I also have some afghans her grandmother made for her. I would like to return them to her parents, but Im afraid of the potential pain it could cause. I considered writing her mother a letter letting her know I have these things and would like to return them. I know theres really no way of easing into this. Im pretty sure, however, that a mom would like to have her daughters things. Your advice would be appreciated. „ TREADING LIGHTLY DEAR TREADING: Because the items belonged to her daughter, box them up and send them to your exmother-in-law. And when you do, include a note explaining that you thought she would like to have them. Period. DEAR ABBY: I read your column often, and it appears to me that if everyone would just take a few moments to step back and think, What if someone said/did this to me? How would I feel?Ž the world would be a smidge kinder. What do you think? Is it that simple, or am I just simple-minded? „ PONDERING IN ALBUQUERQUE DEAR PONDERING: You are not simple-minded. You are paraphrasing a variation of the Golden Rule, which is found in the Bible and has been preached from the pulpit since it was written. We need to apply it now more than ever. And yes, it IS just that simple. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions,Ž send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: In the world we live in today, its important to sit down with your children and teach them how to stay safe in an emergency. Give them specic details about what they should do if they get lost and to whom they should go or call. Enter names and contact information into their cellphones. If youre getting ready to go on a vacation or another family outing, like going to a theme park or a sporting event, take a picture of your children with your smartphone. If they do get lost, you will have a photo handy to show to authorities. One easy way to spot a family member is if everyone is wearing the same color shirts. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Baseball and sports caps get lots of use during the summer. They get sweaty, dirty and stinky and need to be cleaned. Wool or vintage caps should be taken to the dry cleaner, but heres how to clean cotton baseball caps. Place the caps on the top rack of the dishwasher (wash alone, no dishes). Attach with clothespins or use special cap form that can be put in the dishwasher. Run through the cycle. If you dont have a dishwasher, clean the bill and cap by hand-washing with a mild liquid detergent and scrubbing a bit and rinsing well. After cleaning, let the caps air-dry. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My husband and I love olives; he likes the green ones and I like the black ones. Is there a difference between green olives and black olives? „ Jenny from New Jersey Dear Jenny: No, in fact, green and black olives are the same fruit. The only dierence is that green olives are immature when they are picked and black olives stay on the tree longer until they turn purple-black. Both taste awful when picked. They have to be pickled to be edible. Green olives are cured in lye and pickled in a brine solution. Black olives are cooked in a brine solution. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We had candles on a coee table and somehow the wax dripped onto my carpet. How can I get it o the carpet without damaging it? „ Terry from California Dear Terry: Always try to deal with an accident like this as soon as you can. First, ll a metal pan with ice. Place it directly over the candle wax and allow to remain on top of it until the wax is frozen solid. Use a small hammer to tap on the frozen wax to break it up. Then pick up the wax pieces. If you notice residue on the carpet, use a dry-cleaning solvent or a carpet stain remover to eliminate it. „ Heloise Dear Readers: We all love a good cup of freshbrewed coee, but if the coee doesnt taste right, your drip coee maker may be the cause. Give it a good cleaning. (Read the instructions for your appliance before you start.) Take white vinegar and run the largest amount the coee maker will hold through a brewing cycle. Follow this up by running one or two cycles of fresh water through it. This will improve the taste of the coee. If you feel theres a bitter taste in your coee, you can get rid of it by adding a pinch of salt to the coee grounds before brewing. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are concerned that the eggs in your refrigerator are too old, try this easy test on each one. Heres how: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in 2 cups of cold water in a bowl. Place the eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom or lay at on their sides, they are fresh. But if they oat to the top, they are not fresh enough to eat. „ HeloiseWifes deepest, darkest secret is the credit card debt shes hidingDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By JILL COLVIN and JEFF HORWITZASSOCIATED PRESSBEDMINSTER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter as rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club, lambasting his Justice Department before welcoming members of a Bikers for TrumpŽ fan group. Dozens and dozens of gleaming motorcycles descended on the presidents central New Jersey property for what had been billed as an outdoor photo-op with Trump. But pouring rain and ”ash-”ood warnings scrambled the plan, sending soggy bikers inside a ballroom. Trump signed autographs and posed for sel“es, and guests jeered at reporters and called for them to tell the truth.Ž Hours earlier Trump issued familiar Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation.Trump hangs with bikers Left: President Donald Trump waves as he is cheered by members of Bikers for Trump and supporters, Saturday. AP PHOTOSPresident Donald Trump stands in the rain with members of Bikers for Trump and supporters after saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Saturday, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. By JILL COLVINASSOCIATED PRESSBRIDGEWATER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: Lowlife.Ž Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, Unhinged,Ž that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.Ž She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot. On Saturday, reporters asked Trump during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. He responded: Lowlife. Shes a lowlife.Ž Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trumps The ApprenticeŽ reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. In the book, she paints Trump as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure. The book is set for release Tuesday. The White House has already slammed it as riddled with lies and false accusations.Ž The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book ahead of its release. In the book, Manigault Newman claims without evidence that tapes exist of Trump using the N-word repeatedly on the reality shows set. She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents. She alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a mental decline that could not be deniedŽ and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his brie“ng stack. She also described him as a man who loved con”ict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or “ght.Ž Manigault Newman also alleges that Trump allies tried to buy her silence after she left the White House, offering her $15,000 a month to serve in a senior positionŽ on his 2020 re-election campaign along with a stringent nondisclosure agreement. She says when she turned down the offer, she received letters from Trumps lawyers telling her to stay quiet.In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa a lowlife HILO, Hawaii (AP) „ A recent blunder that resulted in an accused murderer being erroneously released has prompted a new restriction for Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate releases. Deputy Attorney General Laura Maeshiro, representing the state Department of Public Safety, said Thursday during a hearing that because Brian Lee Smith was mistakenly freed on July 24, the department has delegated the responsibility of releasing inmates from the Hilo jail to just two people „ the warden and the chief of security, West Hawaii Today reported. Smith remained free for two days before calling to turn himself into police around 11 p.m. July 26. The court is cognizant that the Department of Public Safety is conducting its own internal investigation in to this case, and as such, the court will leave it up to the Department of Public Safety to determine what did or what did not happen regarding the release of the defendant, Brian Smith,Ž 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino said after noting there was no excuseŽ for the incident. Smith was supposed to be held on $1.15 million bail after pleading not guilty on July 20 to multiple charges, including second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and “rst-degree attempted murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of Thomas Ballesteros Jr. When the court was advised July 26 of Smiths erroneous release, a hearing was held and Fujino issued a $2 million bench warrant for Smiths arrest. He remains in custody at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in lieu of $2 million bail. Maeshiro said that in addition to delegating inmate releases to the warden and chief of security, the department is working with the judiciary to develop an improved document transmission process to serve as a check-and-balance to the hand-to-hand delivery type of procedures that are in place now,Ž which she described as antiquated and in need of much improvement. Maeshiro also said the investigation is being done at the administrative level and involves no one employed at Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Fujino suspended proceedings in the case pending a mental health examination by a three-doctor panel to determine Smiths “tness to proceed with trial. The judge will take up the reports during a hearing scheduled for Sept. 28.Gaffe by jail prompts new restriction on inmate releases in Hawaii By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON „ Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits. The tweets are aimed at shorts,Ž or investors who borrowed shares of Tesla and immediately sold them with the hope that Teslas share price would fall. That would allow the shorts to buy back the stock at a lower price, return the shares to the lender, and pocket the difference. Shorting a stock can temporarily lower its price, making short investors a frequent target of CEO wrath. The Twitter comments could potentially affect Musks legal situation. On Tuesday he tweeted that he had secured funding to buy all Tesla shares and take the company private. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Musks disclosure of the potential deal, according to reports earlier this week. Musks attitude toward short sellers could be relevant, securities law experts have said. Musks tweet about taking Tesla private sent the stock soaring 11 percent Tuesday and cost short sellers roughly $1 billion, according to some estimates. If his motive for the tweet was frustration with short sellers, then that could be a case of market manipulation,Ž John Coffee Jr., a Columbia University law professor and corporate-governance expert, said earlier this week. Late Friday Musk mocked short investors in a series of tweets, suggesting his antipathy toward them hasnt dimmed. Short shorts coming soon to Tesla merch,Ž Musk tweeted. What are your fav short shorts?Ž James Cox, a professor of securities law at Duke University, downplayed the signi“cance of the Friday tweets, noting that Musks antipathy toward short sellers is well-known. Its hard for me to think that these blasts are going to get him in trouble,Ž Cox said. On Friday, two lawsuits were “led accusing Musk of seeking to harm short sellers by arti“cially running up the price of the companys shares through his Tuesday tweets. One tweet on Tuesday said that funding to take Tesla private was secure.Ž If there is evidence that the “nancing wasnt fully locked down, Musks claim would expose him to allegations of fraud, Coffee said.Tesla CEO taunts short sellers amid scrutinyBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSBERKELEY, Calif. „ California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching “reworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined classmates to search hospitals and plaster the city with ”yers of fellow students reported missing in the July 2016 terrorist attack. She later learned three students were injured, and UC Berkeley junior Nicolas Leslie, 20, was among the dead. Banerjee and several classmates have since turned their grief into a startup called Archer that builds digital tools to help journalists, investigators and human rights workers tackle terrorism, sanctions evasion, corruption and other global violence. The lack of of“cial information following the terrorist attack by a Tunisian man led the students to self-organize and rely on locals to navigate the city as they looked for their missing friends. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day attack. Collaborating with each other and with the people of Nice made the students realize they could create a space in the digital world to help others do the same in the “ght against terrorism, Banerjee said. The students built a free online platform that makes big data analysis and visualization easy to access and that helps track people and companies that have been sanctioned by the United States for crimes that include money laundering, corruption and terrorism. Theyre still working to turn their data analysis tool into a for-pro“t company, but the startup has achieved some success. Amnesty International is using one of its tools, Archer Meta, to verify photographs of the crackdown by security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmars Rakhine state. The tool identi“es when and where the photographs were taken and can process 50 at once, unlike other readily available internet tools that upload one photo at a time and can pose a security risk, said Sam Dubberley, a researcher with Amnesty International. Archer Meta also offers an added layer of security by allowing users to analyze a photos metadata without relying on an internet connection, Dubberley said. These tools are needed in human rights work, but they are prohibitively expensive to develop, and there is no money in it for tech companies to build them,Ž he said. The groups data analysis tool helps those investigating terrorist “nancing cases, but there is a broader community of people who can rely on our tools, including those looking into war crimes, sanction violations or environmental crimes,Ž said Alice Ma, a former UC Berkeley student who founded the startup with Banerjee and classmate Tyler Heintz. Heintz was also in Nice at the time of the attack. They have since been joined by nearly two dozen other students, including several others who were with them in France as part of a monthlong class and competition hosted by the European Innovation Academy, which focuses on tech entrepreneurship education. Banerjee, a history major, had considered a career in foreign affairs but after what happened in France, she wanted to take immediate action. Weeks before the attack, her friend Tarishi Jain, a UC Berkeley sophomore, was among 20 hostages killed at a restaurant by militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A lot of people all over the world exist in this kind of situation on the daily, and we thought it was time somebody suggested another way we could combat it,Ž Banerjee said.Students turn grief into tech startup AP PHOTOUniversity of California students, from left, Alice Ma,Tyler Heintz and Anjali Banerjee walk near the universitys campus Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif.


Sunday, August 12, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Pro Baseball 2, 4 | Motorcycle Racing 3 | Track 3 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | Swimming 6 | WNB A 6 | Tennis 6 adno=50539948 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018RUSSIAN ASSIMILATIONRookie “ tting in nicely in LA, Page 6 Bulls softball coach has U.S. national team 1 win from Olympic bidTIMES FILE PHOTOIf Team USA reaches the 2020 Olympics, USF's Ken Eriksen likely would continue as its coach.By JOEY KNIGHTTampa Bay TimesThe U.S. national softball team, coached by USF's Ken Eriksen, finds itself one victory from clinching a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Team USA got a two-out single from UCLA's Rachel Garcia in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip past Japan, 4-3, in Saturday's playoff round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation World Championship in Chiba, Japan. Eriksen's squad, unbeaten in nine One win away SOFTBALL: OlympicsAssociated PressBARCELONA, Spain „ Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confirmed Saturday he has retired from Spains national team. The 31-year-old Pique says he has told new Spain coach Luis Enrique that the World Cup was his last tournament with La Roja.Ž Pique said the decision had already been made a long time ago and it was well thought out.Ž Pique had announced before the World Cup that he did not plan on returning to the national team after the tournament in Russia. SOCCERPique con“ rms retirement from Spains national team By RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressMaryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave on Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player on the practice field. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: At this time, the best decision for our football program is to place Maryland Head Football Coach DJ Durkin on leave so we can properly review the culture of the program.Ž Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim coach. Earlier Saturday, the head of the football teams strength and COLLEGE: FootballAP PHOTOIn this Dec. 26, 2016, photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin walks the sideline during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College in Detroit. Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation SEE SOFTBALL, 3 SEE DURKIN, 3By Doug FergusonAssociated PressST. LOUIS „ Twotime U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka took a step toward adding a third major to his short list of victories. Koepka bullied rainsoftened Bellerive on Saturday on the front nine and built a fourshot lead, only to run into bad patch that brought a strong list of contenders into the mix „ including Tiger Woods „ going into the final round of the PGA Championship. Even with back-toback bogeys on the back nine, Koepka had a 4-under 66 for a twoshot lead over Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who has been struggling through his worst season in nearly two decades. Scott had a 65 to get into the final group. Gary Woodland lost his way in his footprints in a bunker and made triple bogey on No. 10, falling six shots behind, and still managed a 71 to stay within three shots of the lead, along with Jon Rahm (66) and Rickie Fowler (69). The biggest buzz, as always, belonged to Woods. Coming off a threeputt bogey on the fifth hole, Woods ran off three straight birdies to get in range, only to stall on the back nine like he has done so often this year. He hit a 4-iron so pure on the par-5 17th hole that he immediately began walking off to it, and thousands of fans roared when it settled 20 feet from the hole for an eagle that could have brought him within one of the lead. He missed. And then he missed the next from 4 feet for birdie and ended his day with 10 straight pars. Woods had to settle for a 66, and by the time everyone else came through the 17th hole, he slipped back to a tie for sixth, four shots out of the lead. Thats the same position he was in going into the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie, where he led SEE SOCCER, 3By GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesBucs CB Brent Grimes was back at practice Saturday after missing 11 days with an undisclosed injury, and help cant get there soon enough for a Tampa Bay secondary depleted by injuries. Were thin,Ž coach Dirk Koetter said, with Vernon Hargreaves out with a groin injury and Javien Elliott sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Last week and continuing into this week, offensive tackle weer thin, and were thin in the secondary, especially at corner. We just signed two corners yesterday; if we wouldnt have signed those guys, we would have had four corners to practice today. It would have been tough.Ž The Bucs were shorthanded enough that starting safety Justin Evans stepped in as the starting nickel corner Saturday, with rookie Jordan Whitehead taking his place as a starting safety. The Bucs added two undrafted rookies in Central Michigans Amari Coleman and Georgias Aaron Davis, who made their practice debut Saturday. Youve got to keep going, and the two new guys got baptism by SEE GOLF, 3 SEE BUCS, 3GOLF: PGAKoepka takes 2-shot lead at PGAAP PHOTOBrooks Koepka acknowledges the gallery as he walks to the 18th green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club on Saturday in St. Louis. NFL: BuccaneersBucs pushing through depth issues at cornerback


Page 2 SP Sunday, August 12, 2018 / The Sun SPORTS ON TVMLB: Rays journalPatience paying o for Mallex SmithBy KEEGAN MATHESONTimes CorrespondentTORONTO „ Its all clicking now for Rays OF Mallex Smith, who continues to ride a prolonged hot streak and flash game-changing ability at the top of Tampa Bays lineup. A hot April from Smith generated plenty of buzz, but that quieted through the summer. The 25-year-old has been in a groove since the calendar flipped to July, though, and hes only getting hotter. Smith entered Fridays series in Toronto hitting 14-for-30 (.467) over his previous 10 games and has been making hard contact consistently, but the most impressive part of this streak has been his improved plate approach with eight walks over that span. To put it as simply as possible, its swinging at the pitches I like and not at the pitches I dont,Ž Smith said before Fridays series opener in Toronto. Manager Kevin Cash went a little deeper on Smith, well, going a little deeper. Hes really confident right now,Ž Cash said. Hitters go through different periods of the season where they see the ball really well. Hes confident hitting behind in the count, so hes not going up there looking to get the at-bat over. Hell swing early on, but if not, has full confidence in his ability that he can work deep.Ž Smith has speed to burn, which has always been his most impressive tool dating to his days as a prospect in San Diego and Atlanta. In 2013 and 2014, which Smith split between Class-A and high-A in the Padres system, he stole 64 and 88 bases. With his average hovering near .300 this year and the top onbase percentage on the team behind the injured Daniel Robertson, Smith is seeing more opportunities to run. He plans on taking them, too. I think of myself as a base stealer, and base stealers need to steal bases, Smith said. Its all about picking the right spots.ŽPep talkWhen dealing with a younger team, part of Cashs job is encouraging players who are performing better than their stat line might suggest. Ryan Yarbrough was the most recent rookie to have that talk after surrendering two home runs in each of his last two outings. That bumped the 26-yearolds ERA up from 3.67 to 4.24, but Cash is still impressed with the overall package of Yarbroughs season. We talked with Yarbrough the other day. Hes frustrated,Ž Cash said. Two outings where he was not pleased with himself, but its easy to look at his stats and remind him hes got 11 wins, hes basically been under a four ERA all year long as a rookie pitcher.ŽRoe begins rehabRelief pitcher Chaz Roe made his first rehab appearance on Thursday after missing a month with a torn left meniscus. It was a fine first step, too, as Roe struck out the side on 18 pitches with high-A Charlotte. Roe was one of Tampa Bays busiest arms before hitting the disabled list with a 3.60 ERA over 41 appearances and 35 innings.This and thatThe Rays entered their series in Toronto riding a streak of six one-run games. Its the second time that has happened in franchise history, and the second time its happened in the majors this season ƒ Time to get familiar, because 13 of the Rays final 47 games (including Friday) are against the Blue Jays ƒ Only 14 players on Fridays active roster were on it when the Rays last faced the Blue Jays on June 13 at Tropicana Field. Thats 11 new faces in under two months.AP PHOTOMallex Smith breaks out in a dance as the Rays celebrate a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays on Aug. 10, 2018. AUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB „ High school, Perfect Game AllAmerican Classic, at San Diego BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Girls World Championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. 4 p.m. SEC „ Big Blue Bahamas Tour, Team Toronto vs. Kentucky, at Nassau, Bahamas 4:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Boys World Championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. CYCLING 4:30 p.m. FS2 „ Tour of Utah, Stage 6 (“ nal stage), at Park City, Utah (same-day tape) GOLF 11 a.m. TNT „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, “ nal round, at St. Louis 2 p.m. CBS „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, “ nal round, at St. Louis FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Womens Amateur Championship, championship match, at Kingston Springs, Tenn. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS „ Seattle at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN „ Washington at Chicago Cubs SOCCER 7:30 a.m. FS1 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, England vs. Mexico, at Saint-Malo, France FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, Brazil vs. North Korea, at Saint-Malo, France 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Liverpool vs. West Ham United 10:30 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, Netherlands vs. France, at Concarneau, France 11 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Manchester City 2 p.m. FS2 „ German-DFL Supercup, Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich, at Frankfurt, Germany 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Supercopa de Espana, Final, Barcelona vs. Sevilla, at Tangier, Morocco 4 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, N.Y. City FC at Toronto FC 8 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, Orlando City at D.C. United 10 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, FC Dallas at Seattle 12:30 a.m. (Monday) FS1 „ Liga MX, Primera Division, Tijuana vs. Cruz Azul (same-day tape) 2:30 a.m. (Monday) FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, Ghana vs. New Zealand, at Concarneau, France (same-day tape) SWIMMING 4 p.m. NBC „ Pan Paci“ c Championships, at Tokyo (same-day taped) TENNIS 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ nal, at Montreal 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ nal, at Toronto WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA „ Dallas at Washington 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Los Angeles at Phoenix Associated PressCLEVELAND „ Authorities say a 75-year-old man competing in the swimming portion of the Cleveland Triathlon was found unconscious in Lake Erie and later died. WKYC-TV reports USA Triathlon has confirmed the death of Oklahoma native Jim Hix on Saturday morning in Cleveland. The U.S. Coast Guard says a crew saw Hix floating in the water and tried to revive him onboard a boat. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Hix won the duathlon national championship for his age group last year and has represented the U.S. at international events. A cause of death hasnt yet been determined.CLEVELAND TRIATHLON: DeathMan dies after pulled from lake during Cleveland Triathlon MAKUHARI, JAPANUS beats Japan to reach “ nal of softball worldsPitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the womens world softball championship. It also gave the Americans a chance to qualify for the Olympics. With a runner on third base, Garcia hit a line drive to the gap in left-center field to seal the win. The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sundays final of a tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The winner of the tournament will be awarded an Olympic spot. If Japan wins, the second-place finisher will get the Olympic spot because Japan has an automatic berth as host. The Associated PressIN BRIEFMILB: STONE CRABS 10, BLUE JAYS 8Stone Crabs hold o Blue Jays Staff reports A strong start by the Stone Crabs, one which saw them plate six runs in the in 1st inning, allowed them to build a substantial cushion early. It would be a critical component in Saturday evenings 10-8 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays. Brendan McKay delivered the Stone Crabs first run of the game, doubling to left to drive in Vidal Brujan. The first of two doubles for Kevin Padlo, cleared the bases, staking the Stone Crabs to a 4-0 advantage. Jermaine Palacios singled to center to plate Padlo. The first of Miles Mastrobuonis three hits, a double to right, scored Palacios. Charlotte would score twice in the fourth. Robbie Tenerowicz, who along with the Mastrobuoni had three hits against Blue Jays pitching, singled to left and in the process plated Brujan. The Stone Crabs would tack on another run as Tristan Gray singled to right, but an error by Blue Jays outfielder Rodrigo Orozco allowed McKay to score. Padlos second double of the game delivered Gray home in the 6th inning. Tenerowicz doubled to left in the 7th inning, plating Mastrobuoni with the Stone Crabs 10th run. Tenerowicz and Mastrobuoni led the Stone Crabs 15-hit attack, with three hits each, Brujan, Gray, Padlo and McKay all had a pair of hits in the victory. Rays reliever Chaz Roe, in a rehab appearance, started the game, posting a sole strikeout in his scoreless one inning of work. Roe gave way to Brian Shaffer, who was acquired in the Matt Andriese trade, with the former Terrapin working five innings, allowing six hits and one run, while issuing two walks and recording a lone strike out. The right-hander would earn his first win in a Stone Crabs uniform. However, after Shaffer turned the ball over, the bullpen proceeded to give up seven runs, with fireman Ivan Pelaez finishing the game, recording his fourth save. 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BLUE JAYS 1Rays defense holds o Blue JaysBY KEEGAN MATHESONTimes CorrespondentTORONTO „ Coming off a week of one-run games, the Rays used their speed and defense to grind out another close win on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Tampa Bay entered their series at Rogers Centre riding a six-game streak decided by a single run, but gave themselves a little more breathing room for the second day in a row with a 3-1 victory after snuffing out a handful of potential rallies from the Blue Jays. Mallex Smith kickstarted the Tampa Bay offense early in an unlikely fashion, which means that his month-plus hot streak is still alive and well. Smith beat a chopper into the dirt in front of home plate that bounced high over the head of starter Sam Gaviglio, but when the Blue Jays shortstop and second baseman were close to converging on the ball, both jumped away at the last second assuming the other was taking charge. The ball rolled slowly through the infield dirt as Smith took a wide turn around first base and quickly turned on the jets for second. Joey Wendle brought Smith home later in the inning when he ripped a ground-rule double down the rightfield line. Ryne Stanek got the nod as Saturday's opener and gave the Rays 1 ‡ innings to open the game. Stanek breezed through the first inning, forcing two harmless pop flies, but found trouble in the second inning and was pulled in favor of Diego Castillo. Castillo entered with two runners already on, then plunked Russell Martin to load the bases. He managed to escape the jam, though, by forcing a pop out and a ground out, which kept the Rays in front early. The 24-year-old righthander gave the Rays 2 ‡ innings of shutout ball while striking out two, and along the way, he managed to duck under a sharp line drive from Martin that just buzzed inches over his head. Toronto had an opportunity to put something together in the seventh against Hunter Wood, but Martin was thrown out trying to steal second before Kevin Pillar walked and was picked off two pitches later. The play went to review and couldn't have been closer, but the umpiring crew stuck with the call on the field that C.J. Cron had applied the tag just in time. The Rays did all of the small things right, but the Blue Jays helped their cause with mental errors throughout the game. Kevin Kiermaier took advantage of another Blue Jays defensive miscue in the second inning, when he singled and then advanced to second base when centerfielder Kevin Pillar bobbled the ball. Willy Adames later brought him home on a ground out for the eventual winning run. Kiermaier also came within inches of a new submission for Catch Of the Year. Teoscar Hernandez sliced a ball deep into the rightcenter gap in the second inning, but Kiermaier just missed the catch at the apex of his jump before slamming into the wall. Back on the mound, Jose Alvarado pitched a clean eighth inning and handed off to Sergio Romo, who recorded his 15th save of the season. Rookie Jake Bauers was left out of the starting lineup by Kevin Cash to give him some added rest, but entered as a defensive sub along with Carlos Gomez in the bottom of the eighth.AP PHOTORays pitcher Ryne Stanek opens the game against the Blue Jays on Aug. 11, 2018.


The Sun / Sunday, August 12, 2018 SP Page 3 Associated PressSPIELBERG, Austria „ Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez edged Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by 0.002 seconds in qualifying on Saturday to take pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix. Honda rider Marquez timed 1 minute, 23.241 seconds for his 49th career pole, and fourth of the season. Marquez is chasing his first victory in Austria since the event returned to the calendar in 2016. Doviziosos teammate Jorge Lorenzo was 0.135 behind in third to complete the front row for Sundays race. Qualifying ended in disappointment for Yamaha with Maverick Vinales placing 11th and six-time world champion Valentino Rossi missing out on Q2 and finishing in 14th. Chasing his fifth championship, Marquez leads the overall standings after 10 of 19 races with 181 points, ahead of Rossi with 132 and Dovizioso with 113.RACING: Austrian GPMarquez edges Dovizioso for Austrian GP poleAP PHOTOThird placed Spains rider Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team celebrates after the MotoGP race at the Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix at the Automotodrom Brno, in Brno, Czech Republic, Sunday. conditioning staff was placed on paid leave while the school investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, according to a person briefed on the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. Maryland has also placed two athletic training staffers it did not identify on leave as it investigates the death of Jordan McNair. The 19-year-old offensive lineman was hospitalized May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances. A report is expected by Sept. 15. McNairs parents are being represented by Baltimore attorney Bill Murphy, whose firm is also investigating. In his open letter, Evans wrote: The external review into the tragic death of Jordan McNair continues, and we have committed to releasing publicly the report being prepared by an independent and national expert.Ž ESPN reported that head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall were placed on leave by Maryland. An ESPN story Friday quoted unidentified players, former players and former members of Durkins staff, who contended Court and Durkin created a toxic culture within the program. The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is our highest priority,Ž Evans wrote. These alleged behaviors are not consistent with the values I expect all of our staff to adhere to and we must do better. Durkin is starting his third season at Maryland. The 40-year-old former Michigan defensive coordinator is 11-15 in two seasons after receiving a five-year, contract worth $12.5 million in December 2015. Durkin brought Court to Maryland to lead the strength and conditioning staff in 2016. Court had been the head strength coach at Mississippi State since 2014 under coach Dan Mullen. Court also worked with Durkin at Bowling Green in 2005 and 06, when Durkin was an assistant. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald expressed support for Court on Saturday. Fitzgeralds first two seasons with the Bulldogs coincided with Courts time leading the strength program at the school. He worked us hard,Ž Fitzgerald told the AP. They were definitely tough workouts, but ultimately he wasnt out to get anybody. He wasnt out to hurt anyone. His job is to make us physically fit and ready for the season and thats exactly what he did. From what I remember, he never really went over the line or did anything crazy like that.ŽDURKINFrom Page 1 The central defender made his international debut in a friendly in 2009 and played 102 matches with Spain winning 73 of them. He also scored five goals. Only 12 other players have 100 appearances or more with Spains national team. Pique was an indisputable starter when Spain won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship. He said he felt fortunate for being a part of the national team during such a beautiful and successful time.Ž Pique will continue playing for Barcelona, which begins its season against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.SOCCERFrom Page 1briefly in the final before fading. Now he gets another shot, and it most likely will take another round like Saturday. Not just myself, but everyones going to have to shoot low rounds,Ž Woods said. Its soft, its gettable, and you cant just go out there and make a bunch of pars.Ž Koepka was at 12-under 198 and will play in the final group of a major for the first time. He won in the penultimate group at the U.S. Open each of the last two years. He already burnished his reputation two months ago by winning a U.S. Open on two entirely different courses „ one at Erin Hills with a record-tying score of 16-under par, the other at Shinnecock Hills where he survived to win at 1-over par. He has only one other PGA Tour victory, one in Europe and two in Japan. But put him against the strongest fields and the biggest events, and hes a world-beater. This test figures to be different. Bellerive is so soft that a charge can come from anywhere. Ive watched Tiger win 14 of these things hanging around a lot of the time,Ž Scott said. He ran away with a few, for sure, but he hung around for a lot. And I would love to hang around tomorrow. And that might mean shooting 5 under again to hang around, but I would love to be in the mix coming down the stretch and have the chance to hole some putts to win.Ž Ten players were within four shots of the lead, which includes defending champion Justin Thomas (68), Jason Day (67) and Stewart Cink, the 2009 British Open champion who played with Woods and matched his 66. Its a pretty intense environment out there. Its fun,Ž Cink said. Hearing the crowd, and Tigers performing great, it was like turning back the hands of the clock.Ž As easy as it looks at times, Bellerive can still bite at any moment. Jordan Spieth found that out on a hole that effectively ended his second bid for the career Grand Slam. From well right of the 12th fairway, he tried to hit through a gap and instead caromed off a tree and out-of-bounds, leading to triple bogey and falling back to 4 under for the tournament. He had to settle for a 69 and was eight shots behind, with 27 players in front of him. No one paid more dearly than Woodland. Three shots behind at the turn, he and Kevin Kisner were in a front bunker. Woodland went over the green onto a slope at the back of another bunker, and his next shot went through the green back into the first bunker. The sand had yet to be raked, and Woodlands ball was in his footprints. He wound up with triple bogey, and scrambled to get back in the mix. Really confident going into tomorrow with the way I fought the last eight holes,Ž he said. Koepka almost headed down that direction. He had to make an 8-foot par save on the 13th. He couldnt save par with a 100-foot bunker shot on the 14th after a poor drive, and his tee shot on the 15th settled behind a tree, forcing him to take relief with a penalty shot. He got up-and-down to escape with bogey. And as Woods was moving into position for a potential eagle, Koepka made a 10-foot par save on the 16th.GOLFFrom Page 1 WBSC World Championship contests, will face either Canada or Japan in Sundays title game, set to start at 6 a.m. EST. For live stats and a possible live stream of the game, go to this link. With a triumph, the U.S. earns a spot in the 20 Olympic Games (Japan automatically qualifies as the host country). If Team USA reaches the Olympics, Eriksen likely would continue as its coach. Per WBSC tie-break rules, the eighth began for Team USA with a runner „ former University of Florida star Kirsti Merritt „ on second base. Delaney Spaulding (UCLA) moved Merritt to third with a grounder before Garcia came through with the game-winner. Current USF director of operations Valeria Arioto, who starred at California, had a walk and RBI. Arioto is batting .438 (7-for-16) with four RBIs in the tournament.SOFTBALLFrom Page 1By CIARAN FAHEYAssociated PressBERLIN „ Norways Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the mens 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a European track title when he won the 1,500 on Friday, finished in 13 minutes, 17.06 seconds for a European under-20 record. We started preparing for the 5K final as soon as we crossed the line on the 1,500 last night,Ž Ingebrigtsen said. His 27-year-old brother, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, was second, ahead of Morhad Amdouni of France. This could only feel better if our brother Filip was here to take the bronze medal. Unfortunately, he injured himself and couldnt take part in the final,Ž Henrik Ingebrigtsen said of 25-year-old Filip Ingebrigtsen, who had raced as defending champion in the 1,500 the night before but finished 12th. We have another brother who is turning 5 years old, and soon can join the Ingebrigtsen team,Ž Henrik Ingebrigtsen joked. Another trio of brothers, including a pair of twins, helped Belgium to win gold in the mens 4x400 relay. Jonathan and Kevin Borlee, both 30, joined younger brother Dylan, and Jonathan Sacoor, for victory ahead of Britain and Spain. Poland won gold in the womens 4x400 ahead of France and Britain. Germanys Mateusz Przybylko delighted the home crowd, winning the mens high jump by clearing 2.35 meters to equal his personal best. I always want to jump higher up to the sky,Ž Przybylko said beforehand. Celebrations continued in Berlins Olympic Stadium when Malaika Mihambo won the womens long jump with 6.75. I made it difficult for myself,Ž Mihambo said. British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who won the 100 on Tuesday, successfully defended her 200 title ahead of Dutch sprinters Dafne Schippers and Jamile Samuel in a joint worldleading time of 21.89. I know this is not the Olympic Games or the world championships, but Im still very proud of myself,Ž said the 22-year-old AsherSmith, who is targeting a treble in the 4x100 on Sunday. World and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia defended her title with a throw of 67.62 to become the first to win five consecutive European titles. Justyna SwietyErsetic, part of Polands 4x400 winning team, finished strongly to win the womens 400 ahead of Greeces Maria Belibasaki, and Adam Kszczot of Poland defended his 800 title ahead of Swedens Andreas Kramer and Frances PierreAmbroise Bosse. Earlier, Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez made it a Spanish double in the men and womens 20K walks.TRACK: European Athletics ChampionshipsAP PHOTONorways gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, left, and silver medal winner Henrik Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the mens 5000-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday. fire,Ž Koetter said. They got a lot of reps today.Ž Second-round picks M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis both played extensively Thursday, getting among the highest snaps on the defense. Grimes could be back on the field for Saturdays preseason game at the Titans, but the Bucs will lean on their youngest corners extensively this week.BUCSFrom Page 1Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 “ nish at Euros


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Umpires„Home,BruceDreckmanFirst, ChadFairchildSecond,MikeEstabrook Third,AngelHernandez. T„3:09.A„26,991(41,297).BREWERS4,BRAVES2MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichrf410012.313 Caincf522000.297 Moustakas3b401211.253 Braunlf312100.249 Shaw2b400000.249 Thames1b300003.229 c-Aguilarph-1b000010.272 Kratzc301101.229 Arciass400001.209 Mileyp201001.231 a-Schoopph100000.234 Burnesp000000--d-Perezph100001.259 Haderp000000.500 TOTALS34474310 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Acunacf-lf411101.270 Albies2b402001.277 Freeman1b311010.318 Markakisrf401100.325 Camargo3b400001.259 Duvalllf300000.202 Biddlep000000.500 Winklerp000000.000 Jacksonp000000.000 e-Culbersonph100000.286 Suzukic301000.251 Swansonss301000.238 Teheranp100000.207 Brachp000000--b-Inciarteph-cf100000.251 TOTALS3127213 MILWAUKEE100000030„471 ATLANTA100100000„271 a-groundedoutforMileyinthe7th.b-lined outforBrachinthe7th.c-walkedfor Thamesinthe8th.d-struckoutforBurnes inthe8th.e-groundedoutforJacksonin the9th. E„Burnes(1),Biddle(1).LOB„Milwaukee 8,Atlanta4.2B„Moustakas(25),Freeman (31).HR„Acuna(14),offMiley.RBIs„ Moustakas2(70),Braun(43),Kratz(11), Acuna(32),Markakis(74).SB„Cain(21). CS„Cain(6).S„Teheran. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Shaw2,Perez2)Atlanta2(Acuna, Inciarte).RISP„Milwaukee4for9Atlanta1 for5. GIDP„Camargo,Duvall. DP„Milwaukee2(Moustakas,Thames), (Arcia,Shaw,Thames). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Miley66 221077 2.23 Burnes,W,3-011 000013 2.77 Hader,S,9-1220 000329 1.54 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Teheran62 112690 4.33 Brach,H,610 00009 4.30 Bddle,L,3-1,BS,2.13 32009 2.60 Winkler.21 001215 2.79 Jackson11 000210 3.70 Inheritedrunners-scored„Winkler2-1. HBP„Teheran2(Braun,Kratz).WP„Miley. Umpires„Home,JimReynoldsFirst,Chad WhitsonSecond,MarkWegnerThird,John Tumpane. T„2:42.A„40,297(41,149).MARINERS3,ASTROS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigerrf300011.271 Spanlf301002.278 Segurass401000.305 Cruzdh412001.271 Seager3b411100.229 Herrmannc411101.236 Zuninoc000000.202 Healy1b403101.236 Gordon2b401000.276 Herediacf300000.224 TOTALS33310316 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kempcf400000.293 Bregman3b301010.278 Correass300012.262 Gattisdh400000.238 Gonzalezlf400003.240 Gurriel2b411001.279 Reddickrf411000.248 White1b201210.286 Stassic301002.246 1-Fisherpr000000.169 Maldonadoc000000.217 TOTALS3125238 SEATTLE000300000„3100 HOUSTON020000000„251 1-ranforStassiinthe8th. E„Stassi(1).LOB„Seattle5,Houston5. 2B„Seager(27),Healy2(13),Reddick (12).3B„Herrmann(2).RBIs„Seager(63), Herrmann(4),Healy(57),White2(11). SB„Gordon(27). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle 3(Haniger,Gordon,Heredia)Houston1 (Gattis).RISP„Seattle2for8Houston1for 2. Runnersmovedup„Gordon.LIDP„Kemp. GIDP„Segura2,Seager. DP„Seattle1(Heredia,Healy)Houston3 (Bregman,Gurriel,White),(Morton,Correa, White),(Gurriel,Correa,White). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA LeBlanc,W,7-253 222590 3.80 Vincent,H,121.10000194.38 Duke,H,13.1000003 4.81 Warren,H,3.1000009 2.97 Colome,H,2212 001016 3.12 Diaz,S,45-4810 000211 2.02 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton,L,1.267 331487 2.88 Sipp.21 000112 1.52 Smith.10 00004 3.69 Osuna11 000114 2.45 Rondon11 000019 2.11 Inheritedrunners-scored„Smith1-0.HBP„ Morton(Span). Umpires„Home,JoeWestFirst,Mark RippergerSecond,NicLentzThird,Doug Eddings. T„2:56.A„38,888(41,168).CARDINALS8,ROYALS3ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b400011.278 Molinac522000.290 Martinezdh422311.300 Ozunalf512100.270 DeJongss411101.243 Gyorko3b412100.252 Badercf312210.278 Wong2b400000.223 Garciarf400001.100 TOTALS37811834 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b300011.295 Gordonlf200020.247 Perezc300012.229 Dudadh401002.239 Herrerarf400001.245 Phillipscf400002.217 OHearn1b411001.130 Escobar3b222210.206 Mondesiss301001.260 TOTALS29352510 ST.LOUIS004002002„8111 KANSASCITY000020010„350 E„Carpenter(9).LOB„St.Louis5,Kansas City4.2B„Molina(17),DeJong(15).3B„ Ozuna(2).HR„Bader(8),offDuffyMartinez (14),offFlynnEscobar(4),offFlaherty. RBIs„Martinez3(68),Ozuna(61),DeJong (33),Gyorko(38),Bader2(20),Escobar2 (24). Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis1 (Wong)KansasCity2(Herrera,OHearn). RISP„St.Louis3for5KansasCity0for4. Runnersmovedup„Merri“eld,Herrera, Phillips.LIDP„Gordon.GIDP„Ozuna, Merri“eld2. DP„St.Louis3(Carpenter),(DeJong,Wong, Carpenter),(Gyorko,Wong,Carpenter) KansasCity1(Escobar,Merri“eld,OHearn). ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Flaherty,W,6-673 2239106 3.22 Hudson.211120170.96 Hicks,S,3-71.110001173.03 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Duffy,L,7-115.18 6612100 4.90 McCarthy.20 000110 3.67 Flynn332221484.22 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hicks1-0.WP„ Duffy,Hudson. Umpires„Home,RyanBlakneyFirst,Adam HamariSecond,PhilCuzziThird,Tom Hallion. T„2:56.A„38,427(37,903).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,99; Betts,Boston,98;Martinez, Boston,85;Benintendi, Boston,84;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Ramirez,Cleveland, 78;Segura,Seattle,78; Bregman,Houston,75; Stanton,NewYork,75; Springer,Houston,74. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 101;Davis,Oakland,90; Ramirez,Cleveland,83; Encarnacion,Cleveland,81; Cruz,Seattle,75;Haniger, Seattle,75;Stanton,New York,75;Lindor,Cleveland, 74;Bogaerts,Boston,72; Bregman,Houston,72. HITS: Martinez,Boston, 141;Lindor,Cleveland, 139;Rosario,Minnesota, 137;Segura,Seattle,137; Betts,Boston,135;Altuve, Houston,134;Benintendi, Boston,130;Merri“eld, KansasCity,130;Jones, Baltimore,128;Castellanos, Detroit,127. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,35;Davis,Oakland, 33;Ramirez,Cleveland, 33;Gallo,Texas,31;Cruz, Seattle,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30;Lindor,Cleveland, 29;Stanton,NewYork,29; Betts,Boston,27;Judge, NewYork,26. STOLENBASES: Ramirez, Cleveland,27;Gordon, Seattle,26;Merri“eld, KansasCity,25;Smith, TampaBay,25. PITCHING: Severino,New York,15-5;Kluber,Cleveland,14-6;Porcello,Boston, 14-5;Carrasco,Cleveland, 13-6;Snell,TampaBay, 13-5;Gonzales,Seattle, 12-7;Happ,NewYork,12-6; Morton,Houston,12-2; Price,Boston,12-6;5tied at11. ERA: Sale,Boston,2.04; Snell,TampaBay,2.18; Bauer,Cleveland,2.26; Verlander,Houston,2.50; Kluber,Cleveland,2.74; Cole,Houston,2.75;Morton, Houston,2.81;Severino, NewYork,3.11;Clevinger, Cleveland,3.38;Fiers,Oakland,3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,207;Sale,Boston, 207;Bauer,Cleveland, 206;Verlander,Houston, 206;Paxton,Seattle,175; Morton,Houston,167; Severino,NewYork,167; Berrios,Minnesota,153; Kluber,Cleveland,153; Carrasco,Cleveland,146. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,84;Albies,Atlanta, 81;Yelich,Milwaukee, 79;Carpenter,St.Louis, 78;Arenado,Colorado, 77;Baez,Chicago,73; Harper,Washington,72; Goldschmidt,Arizona,71; Hernandez,Philadelphia, 71;Turner,Washington,70. RBI: Baez,Chicago,88; Suarez,Cincinnati,88; Aguilar,Milwaukee,83;Arenado,Colorado,82;Story, Colorado,80;Rizzo,Chicago,75;Markakis,Atlanta, 73;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 72;Freeman,Atlanta,71; Harper,Washington,71. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta, 144;Freeman,Atlanta,140; Gennett,Cincinnati,132; Arenado,Colorado,128; Peraza,Cincinnati,128; Yelich,Milwaukee,128; Albies,Atlanta,127;Anderson,Miami,127;Castro, Miami,127;Story,Colorado, 127. HOMERUNS: Carpenter, St.Louis,32;Arenado, Colorado,29;Aguilar, Milwaukee,28;Harper, Washington,28;Muncy,Los Angeles,26;Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,25; Goldschmidt,Arizona,24; Story,Colorado,24;Shaw, Milwaukee,23. STOLENBASES: Turner, Washington,31;SMarte, Pittsbur g h,28;Hamilton, Cincinnati,27;MTaylor, Washington,24. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,15-5;Godley, Arizona,12-6;Greinke,Arizona,12-7;Lester,Chicago, 12-4. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.77;Scherzer,Washington, 2.28;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.37;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.74;Greinke,Arizona,2.89; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.98. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,216;Corbin, Arizona,183;deGrom,New York,183;Greinke,Arizona, 152;Gray,Colorado,148; Pivetta,Philadelphia,147; Folt y newicz,Atlanta,145.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox5,Orioles0,1stgame: David Pricestruckout10oversixsparkling inningsintheopenerofasplit doubleheader. Yankees5,Rangers3: RookieMiguel Andujarhitatiebreaking,two-run homerintheseventhinningandYankeesnewcomerLanceLynnturnedin anotherstrongstart. Nationals9,Cubs4: RyanZimmermanhittwohomerunsoffashaky JonLesterandtiedacareerhigh withsixRBIs,sendingtheNationals overChicago. Rays3,BlueJays1: WillyAdames hadtwohitsanddroveinthedecisiverun,andtheRaysbeattheBlue Jays,theirseventhwinineightmeetingswithTorontothisseason. Twins4,Tigers3: TylerAustinhit atwo-runhomerinhisMinnesota debut,helpingtheTwinsbeatthe Tigers. Brewers4,Braves2: MikeMoustakas hitatwo-rundoubleintheeighth inning,JoshHaderrecordeda two-inningsaveandtheMilwaukee BrewersralliedtobeattheBraves. Cardinals8,Royals3: JackFlaherty struckoutnineinseveninnings, andtheSt.LouisCardinalsbeatthe Royalsfortheirfourthstraightwin. Mariners3,Astros2: RyonHealyhad threehitsanddroveinthego-ahead run,andtheSeattleMarinersbeat theHoustonAstros. LATE ArizonaatCincinnati N.Y.MetsatMiami L.A.DodgersatColorado BostonatBaltimore,2ndgame ClevelandatChicagoWhiteSox OaklandatL.A.Angels PhiladelphiaatSanDiego PittsburghatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ArizonaGodley(R)12-64.3514-91-020.02.70 CincinnatiCastillo(R)1:10p6-94.9112-111-117.21.53 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)7-23.1710-52-118.13.93 MiamiChen(L)1:10p4-85.488-102-116.24.3 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)7-73.8112-111-016.23.78 AtlantaNewcomb(L)1:35p10-53.1512-102-020.21.31 LosAngelesHill(L)5-43.628-72-018.11.47 ColoradoBettis(R)3:10p5-25.679-90-114.08.36 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)9-63.1112-102-021.01.29 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)3:40p5-63.707-101-115.15.28 PittsburghMusgrove(R)4-63.415-71-221.01.71 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)4:05p5-12.348-30-020.01.35 WashingtonScherzer(R)15-52.2817-72-021.01.29 ChicagoHamels(L)8:05p7-94.389-132-116.04.50AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonSale(L)11-42.0414-82-019.00.00 BaltimoreCobb(R)1:05p3-145.554-171-119.02.37 TexasPerez(L)2-46.153-70-018.02.50 NewYorkSabathia(L)1:05p6-43.4912-90-013.13.38 TampaBayGlasnow(R)1-24.142-00-07.02.57 TorontoStroman(R)1:07p4-85.207-91-118.24.34 MinnesotaStewart(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 DetroitBoyd(L)1:10p6-104.3310-122-119.12.79 SeattleTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p9-93.5314-101-118.03.50 ClevelandCarrasco(R)13-63.6913-81-120.01.80 ChicagoCovey(R)2:10p4-85.585-100-315.18.22 OaklandCahill(R)4-23.128-53-017.03.71 LosAngelesHeaney(L)4:07p7-73.9610-111-119.05.68INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisWeaver(R)6-104.6611-121-114.23.68 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p6-114.989-121-115.14.70 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.12 1921: PhiladelphiasGeorgeSmithgaveup12hitsbut pitchedashutoutforthePhillies,whobeattheBoston Braves4-0. 1948: Inthesecondgameofadoubleheader,theClevelandIndiansroutedtheSt.LouisBrowns26-3witha 29-hitbarrage.TheIndianssetamajorleaguerecord, with14playershittingsafely. 1964: MickeyMantlehitahomerunbothleft-and right-handedina7-3winovertheChicagoWhiteSox. Itwasthe10thtimeinhiscareerandamajorleague recordforswitch-hithomersinagame. 1966: ArtShamskyoftheCincinnatiRedsconnected forthreehomerunsina14-11,13-inninglosstothe PittsburghPiratesatCrosleyField.Twoofthehomers cameinthe10thand11thinnings.Thegamefeatured 11homersbybothclubs. 1970: CurtFloodlosthis$41millionantitrustsuit againstbaseball. 1974: NolanRyanoftheCaliforniaAngelssetanAmericanLeaguerecordbystrikingout19ina4-2winover theBostonRedSox.Ryanbetteredthe18strikeoutsset byBobFellerin1938andtiedthemajorleaguerecord setbySteveCarltonin1969andTomSeaverin1970. 1984: Abrawl-“lledgameinAtlantabeganwhen PascualPerezhitSanDiegosAlanWigginsinthe backwiththe“rstpitch.Padrespitchersretaliatedby throwingatPerezallfourtimeshecametotheplate. Thegamehadtwobench-clearingbrawls,thesecond ofwhichincludedseveralfansand19ejections,includingbothmanagersandbothreplacementmanagers. TheBraveswon5-3.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston19,Baltimore12 Texas12,N.Y.Yankees7 TampaBay7,Toronto0 Detroit5,Minnesota3 ChicagoWhiteSox1,Cleveland0 Seattle5,Houston2 L.A.Angels4,Oakland3 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs3,Washington2 Cincinnati3,Arizona0 N.Y.Mets6,Miami2 Atlanta10,Milwaukee1 Colorado5,L.A.Dodgers4 SanDiego2,Philadelphia0 SanFrancisco13,Pittsburgh10 Interleague St.Louis7,KansasCity0 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,7:10 p.m. TorontoatKansasCity,8:15p.m. SeattleatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatAtlanta,1:35p.m.,1stgame MiamiatAtlanta,7:35p.m.,2nd game WashingtonatSt.Louis,8:10p.m. SanFranciscoatL.A.Dodgers,10:10 p.m. Interleague N.Y.MetsatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. ClevelandatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ArizonaatTexas,8:05p.m. L.A.AngelsatSanDiego,10:10p.m.


The Sun / Sunday, August 12, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Clearwater (Phillies) 30 18 .625 „ Dunedin (Blue Jays) 29 20 .592 1 Lakeland (Tigers) 25 20 .556 3 Daytona (Reds) 23 25 .479 7 Tampa (Yankees) 23 26 .469 7 Florida (Braves) 16 29 .356 12 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 30 17 .638 „ Fort Myers (Twins) 28 20 .583 2 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 23 24 .489 7 Jupiter (Marlins) 20 25 .444 9 St. Lucie (Mets) 20 27 .426 10 Bradenton (Pirates) 15 31 .326 14 Saturdays GamesLakeland at Palm Beach, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte 10, Dunedin 8 St. Lucie 11, Clearwater 0 Tampa 5, Bradenton 2 Florida 3, Fort Myers 2 Jupiter at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.Sundays GamesFort Myers at Florida, 11 a.m. Dunedin at Charlotte, 12:35 p.m. Lakeland at Palm Beach, 1 p.m. St. Lucie at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Tampa at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Jupiter at Daytona, 5:35 p.m.Mondays GamesDaytona at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Florida at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Tampa at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at Clearwater, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Fort Myers, 7 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 1 0 0 1.000 26 17 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 17 0 Miami 0 1 0 .000 24 26 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 23 28 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 10 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 20 24 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 31 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 31 14 Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 20 10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 1 0 0 1.000 16 10 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 17 Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 0 1 0 .000 21 24 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 10 20 Washington 0 1 0 .000 17 26 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 14 31 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 28 23 New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 24 20 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 26 24 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 0 17 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 31 17 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 10 16 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19 L.A. Rams 0 1 0 .000 7 33 Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Aug. 9New Orleans 24, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 31, Philadelphia 14 Carolina 28, Buffalo 23 Cleveland 20, N.Y. Giants 10 Tampa Bay 26, Miami 24 Cincinnati 30, Chicago 27 New England 26, Washington 17 Baltimore 33, L.A. Rams 7 Green Bay 31, Tennessee 17 Houston 17, Kansas City 10 Indianapolis 19, Seattle 17 San Francisco 24, Dallas 21Fridays GamesN.Y. Jets 17, Atlanta 0 Oakland 16, Detroit 10Saturdays GamesMinnesota at Denver, late L.A. Chargers at Arizona, lateWEEK 2 Thursdays GamesPhiladelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.Monday, Aug. 20Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 “ nal records, total points based on 25 points for “ rst place through one point for 25th, and last years “ 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 „ 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 „ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 „ 21. Texas 7-6 265 „ 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 Washington -141 at Chicago +131 New York -157 at Miami +147 at Cincinnati -105 Arizona -105 at Atlanta -117 Milwaukee +107 at Colorado Off Los Angeles Off Philadelphia -116 at San Diego +106 at San Francisco -115 Pittsburgh +105American LeagueCleveland -255 at Chicago +225 at New York -210 Texas +190 Boston -335 at Baltimore +305 at Toronto -121 Tampa Bay +111 at Detroit -115 Minnesota +105 at Houston Off Seattle Off Oakland -107 at Los Angeles -103InterleagueSt. Louis -163 at Kansas City +153 Updated odds available at Pregame.comGOLFPGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: TBA ($10.5 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundBrooks Koepka 69-63-66„198 -12 Adam Scott 70-65-65„200 -10 Jon Rahm 68-67-66„201 -9 Rickie Fowler 65-67-69„201 -9 Gary Woodland 64-66-71„201 -9 Tiger Woods 70-66-66„202 -8 Stewart Cink 67-69-66„202 -8 Jason Day 67-68-67„202 -8 Justin Thomas 69-65-68„202 -8 Shane Lowry 69-64-69„202 -8 Charl Schwartzel 70-63-69„202 -8 Julian Suri 69-66-68„203 -7 Francesco Molinari 68-67-68„203 -7 Kevin Kisner 67-64-72„203 -7 Daniel Berger 73-65-66„204 -6 Xander Schauffele 70-67-67„204 -6 Webb Simpson 68-68-68„204 -6 Pat Perez 67-67-70„204 -6 Thomas Pieters 67-66-71„204 -6 Brandon Stone 66-68-70„204 -6 Eddie Pepperell 72-66-67„205 -5 Ian Poulter 67-70-68„205 -5 Matt Wallace 71-66-68„205 -5 Emiliano Grillo 69-67-69„205 -5 Justin Rose 67-69-69„205 -5 Patrick Cantlay 68-67-70„205 -5 Dustin Johnson 67-66-72„205 -5 Chris Kirk 68-70-68„206 -4 Ryan Fox 68-70-68„206 -4 Branden Grace 68-70-68„206 -4 Billy Horschel 68-69-69„206 -4 Chez Reavie 71-68-67„206 -4 Jordan Spieth 71-66-69„206 -4 Jason Kokrak 68-67-71„206 -4 Seungsu Han 74-66-66„206 -4 Andrew Landry 73-65-69„207 -3 Rafa Cabrera Bello 70-68-69„207 -3 Tyrrell Hatton 71-67-69„207 -3 Kevin Na 70-69-68„207 -3 Ryan Moore 69-70-68„207 -3 Zach Johnson 66-70-71„207 -3 Ben Kern 71-69-67„207 -3 Martin Kaymer 71-69-67„207 -3 Dylan Frittelli 73-67-67„207 -3 Mike Lorenzo-Vera 73-65-70„208 -2 Rory McIlroy 70-67-71„208 -2 Tommy Fleetwood 69-70-69„208 -2 Satoshi Kodaira 71-68-69„208 -2 Yuta Ikeda 68-69-71„208 -2 Keegan Bradley 69-68-71„208 -2 Brice Garnett 71-68-69„208 -2 Russell Knox 71-68-69„208 -2 Austin Cook 67-72-69„208 -2 Brandt Snedeker 72-67-69„208 -2 Jimmy Walker 69-70-69„208 -2 Ted Potter, Jr. 74-66-68„208 -2 Sungjae Im 71-67-71„209 -1 J.J. Spaun 69-68-72„209 -1 Andrew Putnam 68-69-72„209 -1 Adrian Otaegui 73-67-69„209 -1 Tony Finau 74-66-69„209 -1 Byeong Hun An 70-70-69„209 -1 Ollie Schniederjans 67-71-72„210 E Ross Fisher 68-69-73„210 E Russell Henley 74-65-71„210 E Hideki Matsuyama 68-69-73„210 E Joaquin Niemann 68-71-71„210 E Kevin Chappell 69-71-70„210 E Nick Watney 75-65-70„210 E Jhonattan Vegas 70-70-70„210 E Thorbjrn Olesen 70-68-73„211 +1 Marc Leishman 68-71-72„211 +1 Jim Furyk 69-71-71„211 +1 Brian Harman 72-68-71„211 +1 Vijay Singh 71-69-71„211 +1 Charles Howell III 74-66-72„212 +2 Cameron Smith 74-66-73„213 +3 Scott Brown 72-68-74„214 +4 Chris Stroud 69-70-76„215 +5 Brian Gay 67-73-75„215 +5Failed to Make the Cut from Completion of Second RoundLuke List 71-70„141 +1 Kyle Stanley 68-73„141 +1 Matt Kuchar 71-70„141 +1 Sergio Garcia 70-71„141 +1 Brendan Steele 73-68„141 +1 Shugo Imahira 72-69„141 +1 Davis Love III 75-66„141 +1 Padraig Harrington 71-70„141 +1 Bryson DeChambeau 71-70„141 +1 J.B. Holmes 73-68„141 +1 Troy Merritt 71-70„141 +1 Patton Kizzire 72-69„141 +1 Whee Kim 75-67„142 +2 Alex Noren 71-71„142 +2 Shaun Micheel 73-69„142 +2 Bill Haas 72-70„142 +2 Justin Harding 72-70„142 +2 Kevin Streelman 72-70„142 +2 Henrik Stenson 73-69„142 +2 Jordan Smith 74-68„142 +2 Ryan Armour 69-73„142 +2 Peter Uihlein 73-69„142 +2 Matthew Fitzpatrick 72-70„142 +2 John Daly 73-70„143 +3 Patrick Reed 72-71„143 +3 Charley Hoffman 72-71„143 +3 Anirban Lahiri 70-73„143 +3 Sean McCarty 74-69„143 +3 James Hahn 73-70„143 +3 Rich Beem 74-69„143 +3 Adam Hadwin 71-72„143 +3 Shubhankar Sharma 69-74„143 +3 Alexander Levy 76-67„143 +3 Mikko Korhonen 68-75„143 +3 Beau Hossler 73-71„144 +4 Chris Wood 70-74„144 +4 Paul Broadhurst 74-70„144 +4 Jason Dufner 72-72„144 +4 Aaron Wise 76-68„144 +4 Ryuko Tokimatsu 73-71„144 +4 Danny Willett 73-71„144 +4 Phil Mickelson 73-71„144 +4 Andy Sullivan 75-69„144 +4 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 75-69„144 +4 Kelly Kraft 71-74„145 +5 Zach J. Johnson 76-69„145 +5 Craig Hocknull 72-73„145 +5 Alexander Bjork 72-73„145 +5 Ryan Vermeer 73-73„146 +6 Jamie Lovemark 71-75„146 +6 Scott Piercy 74-72„146 +6 Paul Dunne 73-73„146 +6 Danny Balin 72-75„147 +7 Matt Dobyns 76-71„147 +7 Y.E. Yang 73-74„147 +7 Jason Schmuhl 74-73„147 +7 Chesson Hadley 75-73„148 +8 Bubba Watson 70-78„148 +8 Paul Casey 75-73„148 +8 Omar Uresti 75-73„148 +8 Matthew Borchert 74-74„148 +8 Rich Berberian, Jr. 74-74„148 +8 Shawn Warren 77-71„148 +8 Si Woo Kim 72-77„149 +9 Craig Bowden 75-74„149 +9 Marty Jertson 76-74„150 +10 Michael Kim 73-77„150 +10 Brian Smock 79-71„150 +10 Michael Block 75-75„150 +10 David Muttitt 81-69„150 +10 Johan Kok 78-73„151 +11 Jaysen Hansen 76-75„151 +11 Jorge Campillo 78-74„152 +12 Yusaku Miyazato 76-77„153 +13 Bob Sowards 80-75„155 +15PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMESAt Bellerive Country Club, St. LouisTodays Final Round8:29 a.m. „ Chris Stroud, Brian Gay 8:38 a.m. „ Cameron Smith, Scott Brown 8:47 a.m. „ Vijay Singh, Charles Howell III 8:56 a.m. „ Jim Furyk, Brian Harman 9:05 a.m. „ Thorbjorn Olesen, Marc Leishman 9:14 a.m. „ Nick Watney, Jhonattan Vegas 9:23 a.m. „ Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Chappell 9:32 a.m. „ Russell Henley, Hideki Matsuyama 9:41 a.m. „ Ollie Schniederjans, Ross Fisher 9:50 a.m. „ Tony Finau, Byeong Hun An 9:59 a.m. „ Andrew Putnam, Adrian Otaegui 10:08 a.m. „ Sungjae Im, J.J. Spaun 10:17 a.m. „ Jimmy Walker, Ted Potter, Jr. 10:26 a.m. „ Austin Cook, Brandt Snedeker 10:35 a.m. „ Brice Garnett, Russell Knox 10:53 a.m. „ Yuta Ikeda, Keegan Bradley 11:02 a.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, Satoshi Kodaira 11:11 a.m. „ Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Rory McIlroy 11:20 a.m. „ Martin Kaymer, Dylan Frittelli 11:29 a.m. „ Zach Johnson, Ben Kern 11:38 a.m. „ Kevin Na, Ryan Moore 11:47 a.m. „ Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tyrrell Hatton 11:56 a.m. „ Seungsu Han, Andrew Landry 12:05 p.m. „ Jordan Spieth, Jason Kokrak 12:15 p.m. „ Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie 12:25 p.m. „ Ryan Fox, Branden Grace 12:35 p.m. „ Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk 12:45 p.m. „ Justin Rose, Patrick Cantlay 12:55 p.m. „ Matt Wallace, Emiliano Grillo 1:05 p.m. „ Eddie Pepperell, Ian Poulter 1:15 p.m. „ Thomas Pieters, Brandon Stone 1:25 p.m. „ Webb Simpson, Pat Perez 1:45 p.m. „ Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele 1:55 p.m. „ Francesco Molinari, Kevin Kisner 2:05 p.m. „ Charl Schwartzel, Julian Suri 2:15 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, Shane Lowry 2:25 p.m. „ Stewart Cink, Jason Day 2:35 p.m. „ Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods 2:45 p.m. „ Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler 2:55 p.m. „ Brooks Koepka, Adam ScottEUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSAt PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Scotland Purse: $635,000. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72Wednesdays Four-Ball Match Play Men Group ABritain 1, halved Spain 2 Sweden 2, def. Sweden 1, 1 upGroup BBritain 3, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Italy 2, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Portugal, 2&1 Poland, def. Denmark, 1 upGroup DNorway, def. Italy 1, 4&3 Iceland, def. Belgium, 6&5Women Group ABritain 1, def. Spain, 5&4 Germany 2, def. Belgium, 5&3Group BFrance 1, def. Germany 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Sweden 2, 2&1Group CBritain 3, def. Iceland, 5&4 Finland, def. Austria, 3&2Group DBritain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2 Sweden 3, def. Norway, 5&4Thursdays Four-Ball Match Play Group ABritain 1, def. Sweden 1, 6&5 Spain 2, def. Sweden 2, 1 upGroup BItaly 2, def. Britain 2, 2&1 Britain 3, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Poland, 2&1 Portugal, def. Denmark, 2&1Group DNorway, def. Belgium, 2 up Iceland, def. Italy 1, 2&1Women Group ABritain 1, def. Germany 2, 4&3 Spain, halved BelgiumGroup BFrance 1, halved France 2 Sweden 2, def. Germany 1, 3&2Group CBritain 3, def. Austria, 5&3 Iceland, halved FinlandGroup DBritain 2, def. Norway, 1 up Sweden 1, def. Sweden 3, 5&4Fridays Four-Ball Match Play Group ASweden 2, def. Britain 1, 3&2 Spain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2, Spain 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup BIreland, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Britain 3, def. Italy 2, 1 up, Italy 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CDenmark, def. Spain 1, 4&3, Spain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Portugal, def. Poland, 5&3Group DItaly 1, def. Belgium, 4&3 Iceland, def. Norway, 2 up, Iceland advanced to semi“ nalsWomen Group ABritain 1, def. Belgium 4&2, Britain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Germany 2, def. Spain, 1 upGroup BSweden 2, def. France 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Germany 1, 1 up, France 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CBritain 3, halved Finland, Britain 3 advanced to semi“ nals Iceland, halved AustriaGroup DSweden 3, def. Britain 2, 2 up, Sweden 3 advanced to semi“ nals Norway, def. Sweden 1, 2&1Saturdays Mixed Team Foursomes-Stroke PlayIceland „ 141 Britain 3 „ 142 Sweden 2 „ 143 Spain „ 143 Britain 1 „ 145 Sweden 1 „ 145 Austria „ 147 Belgium „ 148 Britain 2 „ 149 Norway „ 149 Italy „ 150U.S.G.A.U.S. WOMENS AMATEURSaturdays leaders at The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tenn. Yardage: 6,275; Par: 71Semi“ nalsKristen Gillman, Austin, Texas, def. Kaylee Benton, Litch“ eld Park, Ariz., 19 holes. Jiwon Jeon, South Korea, def. Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C., 23 holes.WEB.COM TOURELLIE MAE CLASSICSaturdays leaders at TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,024; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundTrevor Cone 64-63-66„193 Sebastian Cappelen 64-66-64„194 Samuel Del Val 63-64-67„194 Josh Teater 64-62-68„194 Adam Long 63-66-66„195 Alex Prugh 64-60-72„196 Max Homa 68-65-64„197 Rico Hoey 65-67-65„197 Seth Fair 68-64-65„197 Seth Reeves 63-67-67„197 Andrew Novak 67-63-67„197 Brian Richey 67-68-63„198 Billy Kennerly 67-66-66„199 Conner Godsey 65-67-67„199 Joseph Bramlett 67-65-67„199 Cameron Champ 68-67-65„200 Andres Gonzales 69-66-65„200 Nick Rousey 66-68-66„200 Vince Covello 67-67-66„200 Cameron Davis 66-68-66„200 Tag Ridings 66-67-67„200 Maverick McNealy 68-65-67„200 Chris Thompson 66-65-69„200 Nick Hardy 64-67-69„200 Bhavik Patel 65-65-70„200 Steven Alker 69-65-67„201 Nate Lashley 67-67-67„201 Lee McCoy 67-67-67„201 Brandon Hagy 65-68-68„201 Sean Kelly 66-67-68„201 Ryan Brehm 65-67-69„201 Marcelo Rozo 74-62-66„202 Brandon Crick 67-69-66„202 Michael Buttacavoli 65-70-67„202 Nelson Ledesma 68-67-67„202 Taylor Montgomery 69-64-69„202 Mark Baldwin 66-67-69„202 Steven Ihm 69-64-69„202 Matt Harmon 64-66-72„202 Donald Constable 64-72-67„203 Dicky Pride 67-68-68„203 Brian Campbell 65-69-69„203 Cyril Bouniol 67-67-69„203 Frank Lickliter II 68-68-68„204 Daniel Chopra 68-68-68„204 Max Rottluff 69-66-69„204 Rafael Campos 71-64-69„204 John Chin 68-67-69„204 Brady Schnell 69-65-70„204 Carlos Ortiz 67-67-70„204 Vince India 68-64-72„204 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 66-66-72„204 Dawie van der Walt 66-66-72„204 Adam Webb 70-65-70„205 Edward Loar 65-70-70„205 Tom Whitney 69-67-70„206 Sepp Straka 70-65-71„206 Dalan Re“ oglu 67-69-71„207 Joey Garber 67-69-71„207 Curtis Thompson 69-66-72„207 DanielMazziotta66 69 72 „ 207 Jordan Niebrugge 68-68-72„208 Derek Ernst 70-66-72„208 Armando Favela 67-69-72„208 Hank Lebioda 66-70-72„208 Garrett Osborn 66-68-75„209 Failed to Make the Cut Scott Pinckney 70-67„137 Jonathan Hodge 67-70„137 Connor Arendell 71-66„137 Brett Viboch 68-69„137 Jamie Arnold 68-69„137 Michael Hebert 69-68„137 Mike Weir 69-68„137 Max McGreevy 71-66„137 Kramer Hickok 67-70„137 Patrick Newcomb 68-69„137 Jim Knous 68-70„138 Wes Roach 71-67„138 Rhein Gibson 72-66„138 Jin Park 72-66„138 Jared Wolfe 68-70„138 Eric Axley 70-68„138 Augusto Nez 69-69„138 Casey Wittenberg 71-67„138 Chris Baker 66-72„138 Gustavo Morantes 69-69„138 Spencer Levin 69-69„138 Curtis Luck 68-70„138 Stuart Macdonald 68-70„138 Brock Mackenzie 71-67„138 Matt Williams 71-67„138 Henrik Norlander 69-70„139 Roland Thatcher 71-68„139 Michael Putnam 72-67„139 Doc Redman 67-72„139 Taylor Moore 70-69„139 Albin Choi 69-70„139 Ken Looper 72-67„139 Brad Brunner 70-69„139 Luke Guthrie 73-66„139 Martin Trainer 69-70„139 D.H. Lee 71-69„140 Erik Compton 71-69„140 Carlos Sainz Jr 72-68„140 Kurt Kitayama 70-70„140 Ben Taylor 68-72„140 Rick Lamb 69-71„140 Brandon Matthews 72-68„140 Jimmy Stanger 70-70„140 Seann Harlingten 71-69„140 Chip Lynn 69-72„141 Brett Drewitt 74-67„141 Robby Shelton 69-72„141 Tim Wilkinson 73-68„141 Kevin Dougherty 70-71„141 Alex Kang 68-73„141 Matt Ryan 69-72„141 Richard H. Lee 70-71„141 Patrick Sullivan 74-67„141 Jason Gore 68-74„142 Peter Tomasulo 72-70„142 Rodolfo Cazaubn 74-68„142 Bo Hoag 73-69„142 Bobby Wyatt 70-72„142 Fernando Mechereffe 73-69„142 Jimmy Gunn 70-72„142 Jos Toledo 73-69„142 Julin Etulain 72-71„143 Kyle Jones 72-71„143 Oscar Fraustro 74-69„143 Taylor Funk 70-73„143 Gerardo Ruiz 75-68„143 Brian Davis 73-70„143 Mito Pereira 71-72„143 Grant Leaver 76-67„143 Bryan Bigley 69-74„143 Zecheng Dou 77-67„144 Max Marsico 69-75„144 Mark Blake“ eld 75-69„144 Michael Weaver 71-73„144 William Kropp 73-71„144 J.T. Grif“ n 70-74„144 Mike Van Sickle 73-71„144 Johnny Ruiz 74-71„145 Doug Letson 76-69„145 Kyle Reifers 71-74„145 Justin Lower 72-74„146 Ryan Grauman 79-67„146 Jhared Hack 71-76„147 Chad Ramey 77-70„147 Shane Bertsch 78-69„147 Kevin Lucas 75-72„147 Stephen Curry 71-86„157 (Results from the third round on Saturday were not available at press time.)AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCONSUMERS ENERGY 400 LINEUPAfter Friday qualifying, race today, at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.(Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202.794 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202.731. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 202.100. 4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 201.805. 5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 201.748. 6. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.658. 7. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 201.421. 8. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 201.309. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 201.230. 10. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 201.185. 11. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.524. 12. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200.033. 13. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200.842. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 200.814. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.574. 16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200.267. 17. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200.072. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 199.590. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 199.496. 20. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 199.231. 21. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 199.077. 22. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 197.721. 23. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 197.596. 24. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 197.439. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 197.352. 26. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.298. 27. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 197.298. 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.287. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 196.512. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 196.383. 31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 195.567. 32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 193.533. 33. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 191.744. 34. (99) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 190.446. 35. (15) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 189.663. 36. (7) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 188.344. 37. (66) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 185.648. 38. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 184.054. 39. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 182.315. 40. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYROCK N ROLL TEQUILA 170Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio Lap length: 2.258 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 75 laps, 0 rating, 51 points. 2. (1) Austin Cindric, Ford, 75, 0, 51. 3. (9) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 40. 4. (5) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 43. 5. (6) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 40. 6. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 43. 7. (4) Cole Custer, Ford, 75, 0, 37. 8. (20) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 33. 9. (13) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 28. 10. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, 75, 0, 27. 11. (10) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 75, 0, 34. 12. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 0. 13. (12) Kyle Benjamin, Toyota, 75, 0, 24. 14. (18) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 75, 0, 25. 15. (8) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 22. 16. (14) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 28. 17. (17) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 24. 18. (24) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 19. 19. (30) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 18. 20. (28) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 75, 0, 17. 21. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 16. 22. (23) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 15. 23. (3) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 75, 0, 14. 24. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 13. 25. (35) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 12. 26. (33) Tim Cowen, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 11. 27. (19) Kaz Grala, Ford, 75, 0, 15. 28. (31) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 9. 29. (36) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 8. 30. (22) Katherine Legge, Chevrolet, engine, 65, 0, 10. 31. (15) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, accident, 60, 0, 11. 32. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, reargear, 48, 0, 5. 33. (26) Cody Ware, Chevrolet, accident, 37, 0, 0. 34. (21) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, transmission, 29, 0, 3. 35. (39) John Jackson, Toyota, transmission, 23, 0, 2. 36. (38) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 14, 0, 1. 37. (37) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, clutch, 11, 0, 1. 38. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, overheating, 9, 0, 1. 39. (29) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 6, 0, 1. 40. (34) Dylan Murcott, Toyota, accident, 0, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 73.309 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 18 minutes, 36 seconds. Margin of Victory: 2.095 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: A.Cindric 1-17; J.Allgaier 18-21; A.Cindric 22-42; A.Lally 43-49; A.Cindric 5063; C.Bell 64; A.Cindric 65-71; J.Allgaier 72-75 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Cindric, 4 times for 55 laps; J.Allgaier, 2 times for 6 laps; A.Lally, 1 time for 6 laps; C.Bell, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: C.Bell, 4; J.Allgaier, 3; S.Gallagher, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 781; 2. D.Hemric, 754; 3. E.Sadler, 754; 4. C.Custer, 752; 5. J.Allgaier, 751; 6. B.Jones, 623; 7. T.Reddick, 606; 8. R.Truex, 596; 9. A.Cindric, 559; 10. M.Tifft, 548.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKCORRIGAN OIL 200Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (21) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 100 laps. 2. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 100. 3. (1) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 100. 4. (3) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 100. 5. (2) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 100. 6. (17) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 100. 7. (6) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 100. 8. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 100. 9. (22) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 100. 10. (11) Matt Crafton, Ford, 100. 11. (20) Austin Self, Chevrolet, 100. 12. (16) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 100. 13. (18) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 100. 14. (9) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 100. 15. (14) Tate Fogleman, Chevrolet, 100. 16. (23) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 100. 17. (13) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, 100. 18. (8) Myatt Snider, Ford, 99. 19. (10) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 99. 20. (30) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 99. 21. (31) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 97. 22. (12) Spencer Davis, Toyota, 95. 23. (26) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 95. 24. (24) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, electrical, 94. 25. (19) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 94. 26. (29) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, overheating, 56. 27. (32) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, electrical, 49. 28. (28) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, electrical, 47. 29. (27) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, fuel pump, 41. 30. (15) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, ignition, 33. 31. (4) Matt Mills, Toyota, accident, 27. 32. (25) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, suspension, 7.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 130.175 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.025 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 22 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: J. Nemechek 1-4; N. Gragson 5-6; T. Gilliland 7-11; J. Nemechek 12-13; S. Friesen 14-22; B. Mof“ tt 23-26; G. En“ nger 27-42; N. Gragson 43-45; M. Crafton 46-63; N. Gragson 64-73; S. Friesen 74-76; J. Sauter 77-80; W. Chavous 81; N. Gragson 82-84; T. Gilliland 85-87; J. Sauter 88-99; B. Mof“ tt 100. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): N. Gragson 4 times for 18 laps; M. Crafton 1 time for 18 laps; G. En“ nger 1 time for 16 laps; J. Sauter 2 times for 16 laps; S. Friesen 2 times for 12 laps; T. Gilliland 2 times for 8 laps; J. Nemechek 2 times for 6 laps; B. Mof“ tt 2 times for 5 laps; W. Chavous 1 time for 1 lap.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York Red Bulls 14 6 2 44 44 23 New York City FC 13 5 5 44 45 29 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 2 29 30 40 New England 7 7 8 29 36 35 Philadelphia 8 11 3 27 29 37 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 11 5 23 37 41 Chicago 6 13 5 23 35 48 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 Portland 10 3 7 37 33 25 Sporting Kansas City 10 6 6 36 40 30 Los Angeles FC 10 6 6 36 45 37 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 5 35 44 38 Real Salt Lake 10 9 4 34 33 40 Vancouver 8 9 6 30 36 46 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Minnesota United 9 13 1 28 36 46 Houston 7 9 6 27 39 33 Colorado 5 12 5 20 27 37 San Jose 3 12 7 16 32 41 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesColumbus 1, Houston 0 Philadelphia 3, New England 2 New York Red Bulls at Chicago, late San Jose at Colorado, late Montreal at Real Salt Lake, late Minnesota United at L.A. Galaxy, late Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, late Vancouver at Portland, lateTodays GamesNew York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.Tuesdays GameColorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesPortland at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Vancouver, 7 p.m. New York City FC at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota United at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Houston, 9 p.m. Toronto FC at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 19Columbus at Atlanta United FC, 4 p.m. New England at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern SEMIFINALS Aug. 8Philadelphia Union (MLS) 3, Chicago Fire (MLS) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 3, Los Angeles FC (MLS) 3, Houston advances 7-6 on penalty kicksCHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), TBANATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 15 1 5 50 44 16 Seattle 10 4 6 36 23 15 Portland 9 6 5 32 32 24 Orlando 8 7 6 30 29 30 Chicago 7 4 8 29 27 23 Utah 7 7 7 28 17 20 Houston 7 8 5 26 25 31 Washington 2 14 4 10 11 28 Sky Blue FC 0 14 4 4 15 36 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameNorth Carolina 1, Chicago 1, tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 1, Utah 0 Houston 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Portland 2, Orlando 0Wednesdays GameChicago at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17Washington at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Utah at Sky Blue FC, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 21 10 .677 „ x-Washington 19 11 .633 1 x-Connecticut 17 13 .567 3 Chicago 11 19 .367 9 New York 7 22 .241 13 Indiana 5 25 .167 15WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 23 8 .742 „ x-Los Angeles 18 12 .600 4 x-Minnesota 17 13 .567 5 x-Phoenix 17 14 .548 6 Dallas 14 16 .467 8 Las Vegas 12 18 .400 10 x-clinched playoff spotFridays GamesChicago 97, Connecticut 86 Phoenix 94, Indiana 74Saturdays GamesAtlanta 92, Dallas 82 Indiana at Las Vegas, lateTodays GamesAtlanta at New York, 2:30 p.m. Chicago at Connecticut, 3 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 3 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledTENNISATP WORLD TOURROGERS CUP (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at Aviva Centre, Toronto Purse: $5.32 million (Masters 1000) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsStefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7).Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsRaven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-3.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Quarter“ nalsKevin Anderson (4), South Africa, def. Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, 6-2, 6-2. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4.Mens Doubles Quarter“ nalsOliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, def. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (7), Romania, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-6. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock (4), United States, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, and Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 7-5, 7-5.WTA TOURCOUPE ROGERS (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at Stade IGA, Montreal Purse: $2.82 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsSimona Halep (1), Romania, def. Ashleigh Barty (15), Australia, 6-4, 6-1. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, def. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, 6-3, 6-3.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAshleigh Barty, Australia, and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (7), Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, and Ekaterina Makarova (2), Russia, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (3).FRIDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Quarter“ nalsAshleigh Barty (15), Australia, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, def. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-2, 6-2.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsNicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (7), Czech Republic, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (3), France, 2-6, 6-3, 10-6. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-2, 6-4.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned LHP Donnie Hart to Norfolk (IL). Designated 3B Danny Valencia for assignment. Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk. Selected the contracts of OF Cedric Mullins and LHP Sean Gilmartin from Norfolk. Sent OF Craig Gentry to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled RHP William Cuevas from the Pawtucket (IL) as 26th man. DETROIT TIGERS „ Designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment. Signed RHP Zach McAllister. Sent LHP Daniel Norris to the GCL Tigers East for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned 1B J.D. Davis to Fresno (PCL). Reinstated SS Carlos Correa from the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Recalled RHP Akeel Morris from Salt Lake (PCL). Sent LHP Julio Urias to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed LHP Adalberto Mejia on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Tyler Duffey and 1B Tyler Austin from Rochester (IL). Sent RHP Michael Pineda to Fort Myers (FSL) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Assigned 3B Deven Marrero outright to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned RHP Wes Parsons and LHP Adam McCreery to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Chad Bell from Gwinnett. Selected the contract of RHP Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Recalled SP Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Sent RHP Zach Davies to Biloxi (SL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Designated RHP Jake Thompson for assignment. Reinstated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day DL. Sent SS Pedro Florimon to the GCL Phillies East for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Clay Holmes from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed SS Yairo Munoz on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of 3B Patrick Wisdom from Memphis (PCL). Sent OF Tyler ONeill to Memphis (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Transferred RHP Luke Gregerson to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Designated RHP Phil Hughes for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Jacob Nix from El Paso (PCL).American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed RHPs Wes Torrez and Brandon White. CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released C Michael Pair. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Claimed RHP Ryan Schlosser off waivers from St. Paul.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Acquired OF Miles Williams from Sonoma (Paci“ c Association) forfutureconsiderations.


Page 6 SP Sunday, August 12, 2018 / The Sun Associated PressBROOKLYN, Mich. „ NASCARs Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and havent allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint Bowyer has won twice. That could potentially change Sunday in the Consumers Energy 400 because Chase Elliott won last week at Watkins Glen. Chances are, though, one of the series top three drivers will finish first. Busch and Truex drive a Toyota while Harvick is in a Ford. Clearly, it helps to have one of those manufacturers on your side this season. Toyota drivers have won 11 races and Ford has nine first-place finishes. They got everything together,Ž Ryan Newman, who drives the No. 31 Chevy, said on Saturday after practice. Theyve got great downforce, horsepower, tires. Drivers are doing their job and collectively their organizations are strong. Stewart-Haas Racing as well as the Toyota camp seems to be strong right now and have been all year.Ž Chevrolet, meanwhile, has won just two races and Karl Larson, who is eighth in points, is its only driver among the top 10 in the standings. Were trying to catch up,Ž said Newman, who will start sixth. We were prepared as well as we thought we needed to be. As it turns out, we needed to be more prepared and you can see the results across the Chevrolet camp.Ž Some other things to know for the Cup race:Best of restBowyer, who will start 16th, has a chance to get closer to the Big 3 and create more separation from the pack. He won his second race at the series previous stop at Michigan International Speedway in June. Four other drivers have won one race this year. It is always exciting to go to any race track for the second time, especially when you have had some success to see how you will stack up when you load again,Ž Bowyer said.StreakingHamlin hopes to finish where hell start „ first „ to earn a victory for a 13th straight year. He is on the pole for a second straight week. Were starting to turn back the other way and be pretty fast again,Ž Hamlin said. Weve really worked on the right things to get us to this point and nothing is more frustrating than working as hard as I have and the team has over the last two months and not getting any results.Ž Hamlin won at Michigan in 2010 and 2011.Chases chanceElliott won his first Cup race last week, in his 99th start, to put him in the playoffs. Ive been on the other end of the stick these past two years and its such a nice feeling to come into these last few races and know that youre lockedin to the deal,Ž he said. Elliott has had three runner-up finishes at MIS.Fa frenzyMany drivers have been mentioned as possible free agents after the season. Chip Ganassi insisted he wants Jamie McMurray back on his team next year after Motorsport. com reported he would be replaced by Kurt Busch. Does Newman have a deal for 2019? Working on it,Ž he said.On the lowNASCAR does not plan to make interim CEO and chairman Jim France available for interviews. France was approached by reporters Saturday and declined to say much He has a larger role in the family business because nephew Brian France took an indefinite leave after he was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone nearly a week a g o.AUTO RACING: NASCARNASCARs Big 3 running strong entering Michigan raceBy DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. „ Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles Sparks, who drafted her with the No. 11 pick last April. Its been fun so far,Ž Vadeeva said after the Sparks practiced in New York this week. While shes a rookie in the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. There are so many good players here,Ž Vadeeva said. I wanted to play with the best in the world.Ž Coming to America was a little bit of an adventure for Vadeeva as she had visa issues and couldnt get to the U.S. until early June „ a month into the season. Her transition was made a little easier as her brother has been around to help her acclimate to living in Los Angeles. Hes definitely helped me,Ž she said. Also, my teammates have been very good, too.Ž Shes shown flashes of her incredible talent despite not getting much playing time yet. She filled in well when Ogwumike was out with an illness, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds in a loss to Atlanta right before the All-Star break. Shes shown glimpses of what she can do,Ž Ogwumike said. Shes a very versatile player, young obviously. She has a really great work ethic and has a lot of drive. ... Shes a sponge and is having a great first experience in the WNBA.Ž Sparks coach Brian Agler has liked what hes seen so far from Vadeeva. He thinks shell get more playing time down the road and that shes been hurt by the lack of practice time the team has had because of a condensed schedule. Her basketball IQ is elite, her potential is off the charts. She can hit 3-point shots. Her learning curve is great,Ž he said. She knows the good players having played against them in Europe. She knows them better than the college players. Glad we have her. Shes a big time talent.Ž Whats impressed both Agler and Ogwumike is Vadeevas ability to score in the post. Her back to the basket game is probably the best Ive seen. She has great footwork,Ž Ogwumike said. Shes not afraid, she knows what shes capable of.Ž Vadeeva is the centerpiece of a core of talented young Russian basketball players. Once a major power in womens basketball, Russia has fallen off lately, not qualifying for the Olympics in 2016 or the world cup this September. Shes our main player,Ž Russian national team manager Svetlana Abrosimova said. The whole system is building around her. She knows that. She has to accept the role shes the best player. By coming here shell help Russia a lot.Ž Vadeevas commitment to play for the Russia made a few teams shy away from her, knowing she may miss some time in the WNBA over the next few years during Olympic qualifying. I hope I can play in the Olympics,Ž Vadeeva said. Before then, shes enjoying her time in California, especially the food and beaches. Its very different than Moscow,Ž she said with a smile.WNBA: SparksRussian star Maria Vadeeva enjoying time in WNBAAP PHOTOFILE In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks Maria Vadeeva passes the ball during the teams WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. While shes a rookie to the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. Associated PressMONTREAL „ A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Haleps victory in the French Open final. Stephens, preparing for her U.S. Open title defense, beat fifthseeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. Halep reached the Rogers Cup final for the third time in four years. She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016. Halep complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches. She contended she has the worst schedule in the 56-player event and this happens almost every tournament.Ž Despite playing on only 15 hours rest, Halep was in control from the outset against the 15thseeded Barty, eliminating the Australian in 71 minutes. I was very sore when I woke up,Ž Halep said. During the match, its not easy to run so much. But, you know, I just tried to focus on what I have to play and, to make it a little bit easier, which I did in the end, was to finish it early.Ž Halep played four matches in three days after a night session was postponed because of rain. I think I talked enough about it,Ž she said. I hope in the future its going to be better. I was upset. I am upset. But doesnt change my performance on court.Ž The Romanian broke Barty in the opening game and broke again for a 4-1 lead en route to taking the first set. Halap broke twice more to open the second set. I think I played smart tennis today,Ž Halep said. I pushed her very back on her backhand, then I could just receive a shorter ball, an easier ball for me to open the court.ŽTENNIS: Rogers CupSimona Halep, weary and aching, reaches “ nalAssociated PressATLANTA „ Renee Montgomery was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 92-82 on Saturday. Elizabeth Williams had 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, Tiffany Hayes added 15 points, seven boards and five assists and Jessica Breland scored 13 points for Atlanta. The Dream (21-10), who learned Thursday that all-star forward Angel McCoughtry will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury, have won five games in a row and 13 of their last 14. Montgomerys first 3-pointer capped a 14-2 spurt that made it 16-6 midway through the first quarter and Atlanta led the rest of the way. The Wings scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter, trimming their deficit to 70-67 with seven minutes left after Tayler Hill hit a 3. Williams scored six points and Montgomery hit two 3-pointers as the Dream scored 12 of the next 14 points to push their lead to 13 with three minutes to go. Skylar Diggins-Smith led Dallas (14-16) with 26 points and 10 assists. The Wings have lost seven in a row and have a two-game lead over the Las Vegas Aces „ which plays last-place Indiana later Saturday „ for the eighth and final playoff spot. Dallas and Aces play in Las Vegas on Friday before wrapping up the regular season on Aug. 19.WNBA: DREAM 92, WINGS 82Montgomery scores 24 to help Dream beat WingsBy STEPHEN WADEAssociated PressTOKYO „ Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the pool. Its the name, I guess, because she is the fastest woman on the planet in a lot of races,Ž Ruck said of the American great. My coach kind of saw that, so he told me to focus on my lane and my race.Ž And theres another factor. Almost everyone is already thinking about the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and using this event as a trial run. Ruck won the 200 in 1 minute, 54.44 seconds, just ahead of Japanese rival Rikako Ikee. Ledecky was third in 1:55.15. Ledecky won this event two years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics „ and the 400 and 800, too „ though it probably is her weakest race. She was second in the 200 a year ago at the world championships in Budapest. It wasnt a lost day. Ledecky took the 800 in 8:09.13 „ the fifth fastest on record „ and will be the favorite in the 400 during the four-day event in Tokyo, the biggest meet of the year for most swimmers around the Pacific Rim. I knew it was going to be tough,Ž Ledecky said. Its a tough double. Ive done it a number of times, but its always a difficult thing. I really put a lot of work into not having that happen again. But I still have two more years to go until the big show here in Tokyo.Ž American teammate Lilly King did her thing. The Olympic champion in Rio again won the 100 breaststroke, this time in 1:05.44. Not her best time, but shell take it. Im just trying to take it year by year, but I do feel its a little bit of a rehearsal for the Olympics since were in the same city,Ž King said. Im just trying to get used to the culture and things like that. But the Olympics are always in the back of my mind.Ž King hasnt lost this race since 2015. Its definitely my baby,Ž she said. I dont know how I would take losing, so Im just trying to keep winning.Ž Host nation Japan won twice. Yasuhiro Koseki took the mens 100 breaststroke, and Yui Ohashi won the womens 400 individual medley. Australias sole victory was in the mixed medley relay. China has sent fewer swimmers and is focusing instead on the Asian Games later this month in Jakarta, Indonesia.SWIMMING: Pan Paci“ c ChampionshipsRuck wins 200 at Pan Paci“ c, Ledecky gets 3rd AP PHOTOSimona Halep of Romania, celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia, during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday in Montreal.


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