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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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By ANDREA PRAEGITZERASSISTANT EDITORJudith Frederich pressed a call button and walked the halls of her husbands nursing home trying to “nd help for him. Her husband, Walter, 84, was losing weight „ 26 pounds over just 35 days „ and often was without water. He needed to be moved off pressure injuries developing on the backside of his body, and needed help with incontinence care, but help was often hard to “nd. Ultimately, this led to Walters death, according to a nursing home negligence lawsuit claiming corporate pro“t motives that was recently “led in Charlotte County. Troubling allegations like these are unfortunately not unique in court records spanning the area. A recent Sun review of lawsuits shows more than 60 percent of nursing homes serving Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice, North Port and Englewood, have negligence claims pending against them, or their owners, “led since last year. Knowing whether nursing homes are considered good or bad for the care of elderly loved ones on Medicaid, often hinges on a star-rating system developed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). But with most lawsuits in the area involving facilities rated averageŽ or above, even the governments ratings have come up for debate. Researcher Niam Yaraghi is an assistant professor with the University of Connecticut School of Business, who co-authored a paper last year in the journal Production and Operations Management, titled Winning at all costs: Analysis of in”ation in nursing homes rating system.Ž Yaraghi sees a big problem. Much of the data the government measures to rate nursing homes throughout the country is self-reported, and according to Yaraghi, it isnt all audited by the CMS. I think the current system is a shameful system, which is harming our senior citizens by disguising highly in”ated data into a “ve-star rating system,Ž Yaraghi said. Imagine having a tax code, and requiring people to “le their taxes, without having the IRS to audit them. Most people would start underreporting their income and overreporting their expenses to avoid taxes, with no fear of being caught. We have the exact same system for nursing homes.Ž Yaraghi said he and other researchers found out that 8 percent of nursing homes in California were seriously in”ating their self-reported measures.Ž And he thinks its happening even more than that in Florida, with the states competitive market for nursing homes. CMS does audit a sample of nursing homesŽ each quarter, though. Ratings on staf“ng and quality measures are based on how each facility performs compared to national thresholds, according to a CMS spokesperson. But Yarghi said CMS should create an auditing system where nursing homes are randomly audited, and then “ne anyone caught cheating the system. We have an ongoing research project to develop such an audit strategy for CMS, and would share it with CMS administrators as soon as the paper is peer-reviewed and published,Ž said Yaraghi. He said CMS doesnt have a comprehensive picture of whats going on. Staffing and quality TRUMP HINTS THAT SESSIONS DAYS AS ATTORNEY GENERAL ARE NUMBERED In Twitter posts Saturday, Trump is stepping up criticism of Jeff Sessions. Is he laying the groundwork to fire the attorney g eneral? See The News Wire Vol. 126 | Issue No. 238 AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $3.00 AN EDITION OF THE SUNSunday, August 26, 2018High 92 Low 7445 percent chance of rainPulitzer Prize winner2016 CHARLIE SAYSHappy National Dog Day! CALL US ATFIND US ONLINE CHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNObituaries ...........5 Police Beat ........10 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7OUR TOWNLocal News .......2-9 Property Transf ....5NEWS WIREComics/Puzzles ....5-7 Nation .................8 State ...................2 World ..................3SPORTSLottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2 Weather ..............8INDEX SUNDAY EDITION $3.00Lawsuits accuse well-rated nursing homes of negligence NURSING | 4 I think the current system is a shameful system, which is harming our senior citizens by disguising highly in”ated data into a “ve-star rating system.Ž „ Niam Yaraghi, assistant professor with the University of Connecticut School of Business, who co-authored a paper last year in the journal Production and Operations Management, titled Winning at all costs: Analysis of ination in nursing homes rating systemŽ SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOSBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITORENGLEWOOD „ After residents pointed “ngers at Mote Marine, Mosaic, and Big Sugar, the experts explained its everyones fault for potential causes of persistent red tide plaguing the region. More than 730 concerned residents, business owners and employees packed into the Englewood Event Center Friday night to learn more about why red tide hasnt gone away. More than 100 people were turned away at the door due to “re codes. As Dr. Richard Pierce, Mote Marine, associate vice president for research, tried to explain about red tide being natural in gulf waters, someone in the audience yelled out how can we trust you if Mote takes money from Mosaic? Its dirty money, you took $125,000 for snook enhancement.Ž Guest panalist John G. Heim, co-founder of SFL Cleanwater Movement of out Fort Myers, also accused Mote lab for taking money from Mosaic which he said leaked Hundreds pack Englewood Event Center to talk red tide SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCharlotte County Commissioner Joe Tiseo, center, speaks to concerned residents Friday at a panel at Englewood Event Center.Stars & suits THE BOTTOM LINEA Sun investigation found more than half of Medicaidreceiving nursing homes serving Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice, North Port and Englewood, are involved in negligence lawsuits filed within the past year. Despite many of the facilities receiving high rankings from the government, much of the litigation focuses on inadequate staffing in the name of corporate profit. For data and more coverage, go to and type "nursing home" in the search box to find this story and other articles.TIDE | 5By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERJason Doty, 43 of North Port, was arrested Friday on a second degree murder charge, following the death of North Port woman, Erica White. White, 41, was found deceased in her home on the 13500 block of Tamiami Trail after the North Port Police Department received a 911 call sometime around 4:30 a.m. Friday. New information provided by the NPPD reveals that White was found with multiple lacerations to her body early Friday morning.Ž She was also the live-in girlfriend of Doty. Police have deemed the murder an isolated incident of a domestic nature and there is no threat to the North Port community, authorities said. Doty is also charged with sexual battery, distributing obscene material to a minor, and multiple counts of lewd and lascivious behavior from an unrelated case. According to NPPD, a warrant was issued for his arrest Friday morning prior to the homicide investigation. He was later arrested for second degree murder while in custody. Total bond from both cases is currently set at $1,401,500.Email: kgleason@sun-herald.comNorth Port homicide suspect named, arrested PHOTO PROVIDEDErica White was found deceased in her North Port home after the North Port Police Department received a 911 call sometime around 4:30 a.m. Friday. DOTY


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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERStephen Filmeck told cops he was high on meth before he drowned when he was left alone by the U.S. 41 bridge over Charlotte Harbor last July. According to reports, he was jittery and agitated, talking about God and the devil „ yet he allegedly did not meet the requirements for a Baker Act. The deputy who evaluated him left to get a trespass warning signed at the nearby RaceTrac and returned to Filmeck ”oundering in the water. His mother, Lisa Novak, is still struggling to understand the events that led to his death. Now my granddaughter has to go without her father, and people could say, well, he put himself in that situation, but they werent there to protect him,Ž Novak said. He could have done a lot of things with his life.Ž Novak knew her son had used meth before, and hed been Baker Acted when he was high on it about a year before. Filmeck struggled with depression, she said, especially after a breakup with the mother of his daughter, but just weeks before his death he sent messages to his mom about “nally getting medicine to help and wanting to get back to his daughter on the opposite side of the state. His daughter turned 4 this year on the 4th of July, Novak said. We were supposed to go see her that weekend he died,Ž she said. He always wanted to see her, and I couldnt understand. He was at a hotel. I begged him to come stay with me, and I could tell he was on drugs.Ž On July 10, 2017, a RaceTrac employee called 911 around 3:30 a.m., after Filmeck came into the store acting erratically. Hes on something, because he was “dgeting, screaming,Ž the caller says in the 911 recording. He wanted water, and we said its OK, and he went to hit the water and accidentally got lemonade, and he started freaking out that hes going to get arrested.Ž The caller said Filmeck kept saying the cops were chasing him and he needed a job. At one point, he jumped toward an employee, concerning staff enough to request a trespass warning. I just hope hes OK,Ž the employee said. If anybody else is walking on the bridge, I dont want nothing bad to happen because hes tweaking out right now... or jumping...Ž According to the incident report, Deputy James Murray was the “rst to make contact with Filmeck, who said he went to the RaceTrac to get a job application, because he was homeless and needed a job so he could see his daughter. When staff said he could only “ll one out online, he got angry, and they told him to leave. Filmeck was staying under the bridge with a female, Sarah Cook, and reportedly kept saying he was God and Sarah was the devil. Because of those statements, Deputy Murray evaluated him for a Baker Act, but ultimately decided he didnt meet the criteria. Stephen did not show any signs of hostility towards anyone and was not a harm to himself or others,Ž Murrays report states. Cook, reached by the Sun this week, described the incident differently. She recalled being terri“ed of Stephen, who pinned her up against a wall when he came back from the RaceTrac. She was glad to see the cops when they showed up. Ive been around mentally handicapped people, and Ive been around people that are high on drugs,Ž she said. The way he was acting, Ive never seen a mentally handicapped person or somebody really high on drugs acting like that.Ž Cook recalled two to four deputies at the scene, and they were laughing at Filmeck, she said, like high school boys. Theyre laughing at him, and Im thinking, Wow, I cant believe these guys think its funny,Ž she said. Haha, I guess youre coming down off meth. [...] It wasnt funny. It scared the (expletive) out of me.Ž Cook only met Stephen a few weeks before the incident, but they were in the same situation and smoked meth together a few times, she said. Luke Adamchik, another deputy who arrived as backup, searched her purse and found some crystal meth inside a pill bottle. Cook said she hadnt used with Filmeck that time, and she believed he put it in her purse on accident. She told Adamchik the meth wasnt hers, but he placed her under arrest and transported her to the Charlotte County Jail. When Adamchik left with Cook, Deputy Murray explained the trespass warning to Filmeck before going to the RaceTrac to have an employee sign the papers, according to the incident report. Filmeck was missing when Murray returned. Murray heard him yelling from the water and called for backup, according to the report. Eventually, searching with a ”ashlight, Deputy Anthony Freitas spotted Filmecks head sticking out of the water. Freitas described him being 30 to 40 feet from the shoreline, while Murray reported he was 100 feet out. The two attempted a rescue, and managed to pull Filmeck back to the surface. He had a pulse when they reached shore but wasnt breathing. According to Freitas, Mother: Cops indifference led to sons death PHOTO PROVIDEDStephen Filmeck with his infant daughter, Lily, in 2014.DEATH | 10Authorities determined Stephen Filmeck wasnt a threat to self, others Shell Point is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River just 2 miles from the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Shell Point is a nonprofit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. 2018 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-3687-18EXPLORE SHELL POINT TODAY! Reserve today; call (239) 228-4075 or 1-800-780-1131. Or, reserve online at Retirement Lifestyles and the Assurance of Lifecare Unparalleled setting. Unparalleled lifestyle.’www.shellpoint.orgTuesday, September 25 Tuesday, September 18 Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday, September 11 Location. Location. Shell Point. ATTEND A DISCOVERY SEMINAR | 9:30 A.M.adno=50522962


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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE measures are both important aspects of services provided at nursing homes,Ž said Yaraghi. However, CMS does not have the resources to independently audit and inspect all of these measures, and therefore should choose between more data with lower reliability or less data with higher reliability. CMS has chosen the first option and is collecting a lot of data but is compromising on the quality of data which I think is sad because it defeats the whole purpose of evaluating nursing homes.Ž CMS said, though the ratings are helpful, they shouldnt be the only thing people rely on. The Five Star Rating System is an excellent source for individuals and families to learn important information about nursing homes to help support their healthcare decisions, CMS said. However, CMS advises stakeholders to seek other sources of information as well, such as visiting the nursing home and speaking to the administr ator, other staff, current residents, or the resident council to obtain valuable insight about the nursing home.Stars for staffingIn Walter Frederichs case, staf“ng at his nursing home was above average at four-stars. The case involving Frederichs death was the most recently “led as part of the Suns analysis, but a dozen other cases of nursing negligence involving 10 of 16 Medicaid-receiving nursing homes or their owners are currently pending in the area. Cases have been relatively steady in local courts at least since 2010. But the lawsuits frequently cite claims of inadequate staf“ng and pro“t motives. And nursing homes mentioned in these lawsuits have mostly strong ratings from the gover nment with an average of about three out of five stars, which is itself considered an averageŽ rating. Five stars is considered a much above averageŽ rating, while one star is much below average.Ž Leaving Mr. Frederich to lie in his own waste for extended periods of time constituted a significant insult to his dignity as a military veteran who served our country, as a vulnerable elderly adult who was dependent on others to meet his basic needs, and as a human being,Ž states the nursing home negligence lawsuit filed by his widow in Charlotte County. The litigation from the Venice Law Firm of Attorney James Keim, takes aim at leadership of Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, where Walter Frederich Jr., a Medicare beneficiary, was admitted Jan. 11, 2017, but was not able to leave alive and well. Citing ethics, Keim declined comment on the case. A reasonable investigation, discovery and examination of the nursing homes reported Medicare and Medicaid cost report data shall reveal the routine business practice method and manner in which corporate defendants consciously and deliberately manipulated, siphoned and diverted funding away from staf“ng and care at its nursing homes, including Life Care Center of Punta Gorda,Ž states the lawsuit over Walter Frederichs death. The suit names Life Care Centers of America Inc., Punta Gorda Medical Investors, LLC, Developers Investment Company, Inc., and Julia Swanson, as administrator of Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, as defendants. The lawsuit says theyre all engaged in the business of Life Care Centers of Punta Gorda. Swanson said that due to the pending legal action and privacy policies, she couldnt provide speci“c information on the residents time at the facility. Swanson said the staff at Life Care Center are focused on providing quality care to patients. She said that residents are our highest priority.Ž The lawsuit claims self-reported staf“ng levels were falsely reportedŽ for Life Care to boost its overall rating under CMS Five Star Quality Rating System.Ž In just the twelve months leading up to and including the majority of Walter A. Frederich Jrs residency between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017, Forrest L. Preston, through the control of defendants nursing home enterprise, recklessly manipulated, withheld, siphoned and diverted $83,601,086 as home of“ce costs away from its chain of nursing homes that included Life Care Center of Punta Gorda and twenty-one other nursing homes in Florida,Ž states the lawsuit. At the same time these funds were being deliberately siphoned, diverted away and withheld from the nursing homes that needed and depended upon these resources for staf“ng to provide resident care over the years, defendants, by and through their principal, agents, sergeants and employees, in an attempt to make it appear that Life Care Center of Punta Gorda was suf“ciently staffed to meet the needs of Mr. Frederich and other residents, (it) falsely reported staffing level data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).Ž But not only does the lawsuit make claims about under-staffing, negligence and wrongful death „ it also asserts fraud driven by profits. Defendants cut costs and diverted funds by hiring and relying on less educated and less experienced licensed practical nurses instead of utilizing more highly educated and costly registered nurses. This financial choice, motivated by the desire to increase corporate profits greatly impacted the quality of care offered to Mr. Frederich and other residents at Life Care Center,Ž states the lawsuit. Life Care Centers of America Inc., and its owner Forrest L. Preston, agreed to pay $145 million to resolve False Claims Act violations relating to medically unnecessary rehabilitation therapy services in 2016, according to a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. When the settlement was announced, the DOJ said it was the largest settlement with a skilled nursing facility chain in the departments history.Ž A DOJ spokesperson would not comment on whether its investigating this local lawsuit in light of the settlement. But in a filing last month, the defendants asked the court to dismiss the complaint. The lawsuits allegations do not explain which ones apply to which individual defendant, according to the motion: As a result of the plaintiffs practice of lumping all the defendants together in each cause of action „ thus commingling all the allegations against them „ the defendants are unable to prepare a responsive pleading.Ž A hearing on the motion to dismiss was scheduled for Thursday in Charlotte County.States roleThe Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) was also sent a copy of the lawsuit, according to the filing. AHCA spokesperson Shelisha Coleman said AHCA is unaware of any trend related to nursing homes in Florida short-staffing facilities and improperly using government funding. In fact, she highlighted the opposite. AHCA sent the Sun a press release from earlier this year on nursing home staffing from a Kaiser Family Foundation report, which the agency said showed Florida is a leaderŽ in nursing home staffing. The release notes the self-reported nurse hours spent per resident in Florida came in at the minimum recommended from experts. Most other states dont make that minimum. Experts recommend at least 4.55 HPRD (nurse hours per resident day) in nursing facilities,Ž the press release shows. Certified nursing facilities in Florida averaged 4.55 HPRD compared to the national average of 4.05.Ž But that doesnt mean there arent complaints from the public. In fact, the number of complaints specific to staffing concerns that AHCA received during calendar years 2012 to 2017 for nursing home facilities in Sarasota and Charlotte counties, are on the rise. And, they hit a high last year at 26 overall. The Southwest Florida Area Agency on Aging (AAASWFL) has an Elder Helpline people can call, but any complaints about nursing homes are just referred back to AHCA. AAASWFL works primarily with in-home care services,Ž said AASWFL spokesperson Kirsten ODonnell. Our information and referral data system does not track the number of people who call about nursing home issues or get referred to AHCA.Ž The Florida Attorney Generals Office also does not maintain statewide statistics involving nursing home negligence, AG spokesperson Kylie Mason said. Even though the AGs office has a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Mason said the areas pending nursing home negligence lawsuits are private cases based on tort law and as such we (AGs Office) would not be involved.ŽSo sue?Chris Carberg is CEO and founder of Floridabased Senior Health Group LLC. The company has websites at Nursing and NursingHome, which offer some information and guidance on selecting legal options. Carberg is not a lawyer, but he said, there are some nursing homes that purposefully under-staff for-profit goals, while others are understaffed due to the types of patients they accept, which can cause compromised care.Ž One mans negligence is another mans rudeness,Ž Carberg said. On the claims of inadequate staf“ng, Florida is de“nitely struggling to keep up because were seeing a mass influx of elderly citizens who retire here.Ž Carberg said people should not only rely on the government when it comes to abuse. Lawsuits are also a way to stop it. I can also see potential from the private sector to improve ways to identify abuse and neglect,Ž said Carberg. The best thing people can do is report abuse and neglect both to government officials and legal counsel.Ž He said a health violation or a legitimate lawsuit is often a way to stop the ongoing inappropriate behavior.ŽMore moneyThe Florida Health Care Association represents over 80 percent of the more than 600 nursing homes in Florida. It doesnt specifically track lawsuits filed against its members. But through its communications with them, the association may become aware of litigation, according to Kristen Knapp, FHCA spokesperson. I dont know of any studies that draw a correlation between lawsuits and quality care in a nursing home,Ž said Knapp. There was however a 2001 Brogan Task Force report that showed lawsuits against nursing homes correlated more to the number of lawyers in the area.Ž A decade ago, Florida was in a lawsuit crisisŽ, Knapp said, and that Brogan report led to significant nursing home reforms years ago through the Florida Legislature that increased nurse-to-resident staffing ratios, risk management programs, improved training for CNAs, and created better care planning. Now, Florida ranks among the highest in the nation in staffing,Ž Knapp said. And we are a leading state in continuous quality improvements.Ž With $130 million more in Medicaid funding, and a new payment system for nursing homes coming, more improvements may soon unfold, too. There will be a prospective payment system involving CMS ratings and outcomes information starting in October, instead of government payments to nursing homes just based on cost, according to the FHCA. CMS ratings already put 60 percent of Florida nursing centers at above average with four stars, or very much above average, with five stars for overall quality. With those added dollars, facilities will have more resources to retain and recruit higher quality staff to be directly involved in the care of residents,Ž said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed in a statement. The funding increase will also support facilities as they continue making measurable improvements to residents health and well being.Ž It remains to be seen if there will be fewer lawsuits after the infusion of more funding, and Knapp declined to speculate. But she noted nursing homes now have residents with more complex medical situations, who a decade ago would be in hospitals. Ultimately, when deciding on a nursing home, Knapp said, dont just base it on pending lawsuits or star ratings. Tour the facilities, talk with residents, read reviews and try and get an overall picture, both Knapp and government agencies advise.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comNURSINGFROM PAGE 1 TIPS FOR CHOOSING A NURSING HOMEIf you need to go to a nursing home after a hospital stay, the hospital staff may help find one that could provide the kind of care thats best for you. If you are looking for a nursing home, ask your doctors office for recommendations. After that, its a good idea to: CONSIDER. What is important to you„nursing care, meals, physical therapy, a religious connection, hospice care, or special care units for dementia patients? Do you want a place close to family and friends so they can easily visit? ASK. Talk with friends, relatives, social workers, and religious groups to find out what places they suggest. Check with healthcare providers about which nursing homes they feel provide good care. CALL. Get in touch with each place on your list. Ask questions about how many people live there and what it costs. Find out about waiting lists. VISIT. Make plans to meet with the director and the nursing director. The Medicare Nursing Home Checklist has some good ideas to consider when visiting. Things to look for when visiting: € Medicare and Medicaid certification € Handicap access € Residents who look well cared for € Warm interaction between staff and residents TALK. Dont be afraid to ask questions. For example, ask the staff to explain any strong odors. Bad smells might indicate a problem; good ones might hide a problem. You might want to find out how long the director and heads of nursing, food, and social services departments have worked at the nursing home. If key members of the staff change often, that could mean theres something wrong. VISIT AGAIN. Make a second visit without calling ahead. Try another day of the week or time of day so you will meet other staff members and see different activities. Stop by at mealtime. Is the dining room attractive and clean? Does the food look tempting? UNDERSTAND. Once you select a nursing home, carefully read the contract. Question the director or assistant director about anything you dont understand. Ask a good friend or family member to read over the contract before you sign it. „ Source: National Institute on Aging NURSING HOME RATINGSKey: 5-stars is much above average, 4-stars is above average, 3-stars is average, 2-stars in below average, and 1-star is much below average NAME CITY OVERALL RATING STAFFING RATING QUALITY HEALTH OF NORTH PORT North Port 5 3 PORT CHARLOTTE REHABILITATION CENTER Port Charlotte 5 3 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PORT CHARLOTTE Port Charlotte 5 4 LIFE CARE CENTER OF PUNTA GORDA Punta Gorda 4 4 SOLARIS HEALTHCARE CHARLOTTE HARBOR Port Charlotte 4 4 MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES Venice 4 3 HARBOUR HEALTH CENTER Port Charlotte 4 4 BAY BREEZE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER Venice 3 4 PINEBROOK CENTER Venice 2 3 VILLAGE PLACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER Port Charlotte 2 4 DOUGLAS JACOBSON STATE VETERANS NURSING HOME Port Charlotte 4 5 VILLAGE ON THE ISLE Venice 3 2 CONSULATE HEALTH CARE OF PORT CHARLOTTE Port Charlotte 3 3 SUNSET LAKE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER Venice 3 5 ENGLEWOOD HEALTHCARE AND REHAB Englewood 2 4 HARBORCHASE OF VENICE Venice 1 3 „ Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as of Aug. 25, 2018 NURSING HOME WATCH LISTFloridas Watch List identifies nursing homes that are operating under bankruptcy protection or met the criteria for a conditional status during the past 30 months. A conditional status indicates that a facility did not meet, or correct upon follow-up, minimum standards at the time of an inspection. Immediate action is taken if a facility poses a threat to resident health or safety. Under Florida law, nursing homes have a right to challenge state sanctions. The following nursing homes in the area of Charlotte and southern Sarasota counties were on this list as of Aug. 25: ENGLEWOOD HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, 1111 DRURY LN, Englewood SUNSET LAKE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER, 832 SUNSET LAKE BOULEVARD, Venice VILLAGE PLACE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER, 2370 HARBOR BLVD, Port Charlotte „ Source: Florida Agency for Healthcare Administrations Nursing Home Watch List, COMPLAINTS ON THE RISEThese are the number of complaints from the public received during the calendar years 2012 to 2017 by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, for nursing home facilities located in Sarasota and Charlotte counties. The complaints were specific to staffing concerns. Year # of staffing Charlotte Sarasota complaints 2017 6 20 26 2016 6 18 24 2015 4 12 16 2014 6 11 17 2013 0 4 4 2012 3 5 8 „ Source: Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 5FROM PAGE ONEENGLEWOOD Joan Alice (Jaeger) MintonJoan Alice (Jaeger) Minton, of South Gulf Cove, formerly of Ferndale and Oxford, Mich., died at Englewood Community Hospital on Aug. 21, 2018. She was born to Edward and Lorene Jeager at home in Ferndale on Aug. 23, 1934. She married Charles Edgar Minton on Oct. 11, 1952, in Ferndale. Joan was employed at Glueckmans Jewelers and Ferndale Public Library and later, was a proofreader at the Oxford Leader. She was an avid reader. Joan had a compassion for cats and horse racing. Mrs. Minton leaves behind a daughter, Kim (Jim) Smith of Lapeer, Mich.; son Bradley at home, his parents caretaker for the last eight years; grandmother of Amanda (David), of Willets, Calif., Christopher (Danielle) of Englewood, Vaughn and Rebecca (Joe), both of Lapeer, Mich., step-grandson Sean (Audra) of Grand Blanc, Mich. Greatgrandmother to Madison, Elijah, Alvah, Jaxson, Bronn, Nicah and Charleigh. She is greatly missed by her cat, Toby. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2015 and a daughter, Cheryl in 2002. Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte. OBITUARIES radioactive, contaminated water into tributaries. Pierce said hes disappointed with the fake newsŽ that persists and spreads speci“cally about Mote red tide scientists. Mote received donations from Mosaic for a turtle (5K) run and a “shery program,Ž he said. We did not receive any funding from Mosaic or the sugar industry for red tide research. We are scientists. We report data which is important to understanding what is going on with the water. Mosaic has nothing to do with our research. Stop saying we are in the pocket of Mosaic. It is a bold face lie and Im tired of it.Ž Pierce said Mote scientists arent advocates for or against red tide issues. They work on “nding causes of long time blooms and any connections as to why red tide persists in Southwest Florida about every four years. He said testing done in an area of Boca Grande last week did see positive results in using ozone to destroy toxic algae without releasing ozone into the environment. He said it restored oxygen to the highly concentrated red tide areas. He said the method may not work in large lakes like Okeechobee, but in dead end canals and smaller waterways where the algae gets trapped and blooms and gives off the toxic Karenia brevis algae „ that causes red tide. Pierce said the reason people as far as 20 miles inland are experiencing the impact of red tide is because Karenia brevis is spreading through the air. The toxin binds itself inside the body. Under normal red tide, Karenia brevis is found in 1,000 parts per liter. Current levels have read as much as 5 million parts per liter. He and others agreed the blue-green algae which produces cyanobacteria pumped from Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf of Mexico can add nutrients into the local coast. Motes point is that whether or not it enhances red tide,Ž he said, we should not have excess nutrients coming to our coast.Ž Heim spoke up and said that deadly blue green algae found in Fort Myers beach waters, sand and air is 50 times stronger now than normal levels of exposure. He said the toxins have read 40 million parts per liter. What they (health experts/politicians) are not telling you is the air, sand and water is toxic,Ž he said. These chemicals are laced with bacteria. That Cyanobacteria can cause extreme and instant liver damage or failure in humans. It can lead to ALS, (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Parkinsons disease and dementia. I cant be more adamant about the illnesses that are cause by this man-made ecological disaster. It will impact tourism. I wish they would start telling the truth because people arent going to come back to Florida if they are lied to about the quality of the water, air and sand. Lovers Key has readings of 3 million cells per liter. The normal reading is 1,000 cells per liter. They arent telling people this information.Ž Heim said the way the toxic blue algae is being removed, it will only proliferate more toxins being spread in the water. He said its being skimmed off the top and hauled away and put into a deep well. Heim said he learned the play book for when water is released from Lake Okeechobee is from 2008 and has not been updated since. They tell us if the water from Lake O reaches more than 18 feet it will ”ood Clewiston,Ž he said. That lake has been up almost 20 foot and nothing happened to Clewiston or Bell Glades. During Hurricane Irma these are the only areas that didnt have an emergency evacuation. If they were worried about the lake ”ooding them, than why was no evacuation ordered. They arent telling us the truth and we are wiser to them now.Ž Heim asked residents not to become complacent and continue “ghting for clean water. He said to lobby politicians to lobby for funding to reestablish the Harmful Algae Bloom Task Force that hasnt met for years. When you go to the ballot box to vote, you check off one thing: water,Ž said Heim. Its not about Republican or Democrat anymore. Its about clean water.Ž Charlotte County Marine Patrol Of“ce Bill Maymon was on the panel instead of Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell. While Maymon didnt speak much, he did explain his patrol experience on the waterway from Fort Myers to Charlotte County spans back to 1992. He said its worse now, despite other local red tide blooms in the past. The biggest impact is boating traf“c has diminished,Ž he said. With all of the wildlife we are losing, Ive never seen it this bad before with all of the death and destruction. It wasnt this bad in 1996 when Lee County led the state for manatee mortality.Ž Robin Jenkins of Peace River Wildlife Center, said there hasnt been a lot of birds impacted by red tide so far, but when they do, they usually come in paralyzed and cant hold their heads up. The wildlife center rushes to get the birds help. She and others on the panel suggested not to allow any pets or kids to walk in foam on the beach. If a dog ingests toxic water or a rotting “sh, it could be deadly. Among the other speakers were Capt. Van Hubbard, a GOP candidate for governor Bruce Nathan, Sarasota County environmental manager John M. Ryan and Garrett Stuart, algae scientist. Stuart, known as Captain Planet who does environmental videos on Facebook, said he believes in real solutions like using duck weed to help “lter algae and oxygenate the water. He said as one of three algae scientists in the US, hes reached out to politicians, local government agencies and the sugar industry trying to explain his plan. No one has gotten back to him. He said its not just the releases from Lake O that pollutes water, but leaching septic tanks, and bad habits including the need to stop overusing fertilizer and pesticides. He used to work for a landscape company and knows people demand green grass. As a result extra fertilizer is used so the landscapers dont lose the contract. He said 80 percent of fertilizer is leached into canals and other waterways. He said Charlotte County should stop using Roundup to spray weeds in the water. Hubbard agreed saying half of drinking water is used on watering lawns.Ž We need that drinking water,Ž he said. Members of the group also agreed that theres not an algae problem in Florida; but a nutrient pollution problem. We need our ecosystem,Ž Stuart said We live in a rain forest. We cant turn off the rain, so red tide isnt going away. We have to start living differently, thinking differently.ŽEmail: Eallen@sun-herald.comTIDEFROM PAGE 1By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERWith red tide preventing locals from enjoying some beaches in the area, many wonder how it managed to get this bad. Instead of focusing just on how, Green Living Green Planet (GLGP), showed Charlotte County Saturday how to lead sustainable, healthy and environmentally-friendly lifestyles. That is to hopefully prevent negative environmental issues from being driven at least in part by human impact. If human beings want to stick around, we need to learn how to value and adapt to our planet, and not try to make the planet adapt to us,Ž said GLGP Executive Director Tania Garcia. GLGP, a nonpro“t organization, hosted a Saving the Earth from UsŽ event at Gilchrist Park Saturday morning. The event had residents learn how to reduce toxic chemicals in food, pledge to stop drinking out of plastic, participate in an anti-litter campaign, and learn to compost. Garcia created GLGP four years ago because she realized theres a need for healthy and sustainable living.Ž We live in this constant state of want,Ž she said. If we address our needs in an earth-friendly way, we can be the solution.Ž Garcia introduced citizens to the organizations Eat for Life Flavor AdventureŽ workshop. The workshop teaches participants to prepare all-natural, health-conscious recipes. Plus, participants get to take home a bag full of ingredients so they can recreate the recipes at home. The organization mainly tries to get children involved in their health-conscious initiatives, board member Marilyn Cote said. If you teach young kids how to lead healthy lifestyle, they bring it back home to their parents,Ž she said. Multiple vendors were involved with the event, giving a percentage of the proceeds to GLGP. One day, Deep Creek resident Jane McDaniel noticed bobcats scuf”ing in the tall grasses outside her lanai. She captured the animals with her camera, turning their moments of playful rough-housing to postcards, magnets, photos and even puzzles that help contribute to their habitats longevity. The Peace River Wildlife Center set up a booth with Luna, a four ounce, albino screech owl. Volunteer Sue Gello said Luna is a diva.ŽHes used to being the center of attention,Ž she said. The wildlife center also takes in mammals and reptiles. Volunteers urged citizens to cut their plastic 6-pack rings before disposing so they dont get caught on turtles. Even simple plastic bags look like jelly“sh to multiple species, and whales end up with hundreds of them in their stomach throughout their lifetime. Master gardener Michael Walters showed patrons how playing in the dirt can help their plants grow. How so? Worm poop,Ž Walters said. He had a large blue container “lled with supple dirt packed with nutrients and 2,500 worms. This low-cost mutually bene“cial habitat only needs garden scraps to ”ourish. No meat, no citrus and no onions. I dont know why they dont like onions.ŽSaving the Earth from Us event held in Punta Gorda Dropping her handful of Red WrigglerŽ composting worms, back into the bin, Tania Garcia reacted to the sensations, at the Save The Earth From UsŽ rally, in Punta Gorda, Saturday. SUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDKeeping watch over the event, was the Barred Owl, OrionŽ, at the Save The Earth From UsŽ rally, in Punta Gorda, Saturday. Orion was provided by the Peace River Wildlife Center, in Punta Gorda. SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHDr. Richard Pierce, Mote Marine, associate vice president for research, speaks to Garrett Stuart before the panel addressed questions from the public. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 Sarasota County School Board District 5 Longtime incumbent board member Jane Goodwin is being challenged by three people: Pamela Gavette, Justin Cody Willis and Richard Linden in the nonpartisan School Board race, open to all voters. We have disagreed with Goodwins support for a new in-house security force and her strong support for the superintendent. Still, she has been a valuable member of the board. Shes experienced, hard-working and well-connected with her South County home base. We recommend Goodwin. Sarasota County School Board District 1 Incumbent board member Bridget Ziegler faces a challenge from former middle school teacher Nick Guy. Ziegler has shown impressive growth as an articulate voice during her “rst term. We agreed with her positions on the superintendent and the school security force. But we were swayed by Guys grasp of school issues, his experience in the classroom and his strong stance against privatization initiatives from Tallahassee. We recommend Guy. Sarasota County School Board District 4 Another longtime incumbent board member, Shirley Brown, is in a tough race with newcomer Karen Rose, a former teacheradministrator who won the support of the local teachers union. Brown is a solid veteran with expertise in state education policy. Rose brings a unique perspective thanks to 28 years in the school system, primarily as a middle school administrator. She favored keeping the current security system and said shed focus on improving the performance of under-achievers. We recommend Rose. Florida House District 74 Republicans Linda Yates and James Buchanan are opposites in many ways, but their race to represent South Sarasota County in Tallahassee is an interesting one. Buchanan works in real estate and is counting on his connections in the party and his background in business to propel him to a win. Yates is a veteran of North Port politics and a member the City Commission. We believe Yates will be the strongest voice for the local constituents. We recommend Yates. Sarasota County Commission District 4 Republican Incumbent Commissioner Al Maio of Nokomis is being challenged, for a second election, by Lourdes Ramirez of Siesta Key. Ramirez is a well-known neighborhood advocate who concentrates on growth and overdevelopment issues. Maio has strong business connections, experience and extensive knowledge of all aspects of local government, and is a key member of regional transportation and water boards. He has done an excellent job representing South County in his “rm term. We recommend Maio. Sarasota County Commission District 1 Republican Republican Party activist Christian Ziegler faces second-time candidate Alexandra Coe for the Sarasota-area seat being vacated by Commissioner Paul Caragiulo. Coe is a libertarian concerned about growth, development and environmental protection. Zieglers themes are maintaining the tax rate, the environment and the creation of a welcoming business climate. We recommend Ziegler. Charlotte County Commission District 4 Political newcomer Tom Sullivan is challenging incumbent Stephen R. Deutsch for his seat on the County Commission. We like most of Sullivans campaign promises „ such as raising impact fees. However, Deutsch has championed some critical causes, has often been the voice of compromise on the board and has done nothing to warrant being replaced. We recommend Deutsch. U.S. Congress District 17 Republicans In a hotly contested, sometimes nasty race to replace Tom Rooney in Washington, D.C., Greg Steube, Julio Gonzalez and Bill Akins have spent hundreds of thousands to win the right to represent the Republican Party in the November election. Akins is a passionate candidate and Steube has garnered a lot of support for his ultra-conservative agenda. We believe Gonzalez, who is both a doctor and a lawyer, has the right approach to take his conservative beliefs to Congress and represent his constituents. We recommend Gonzalez. U.S. Congress District 17 Democrats April Freeman and Bill Pollard seek the voters approval to represent Democrats in the November election to replace Tom Rooney. Pollard is counting on support from the midstate voters while Freeman is banking on her past experience as a candidate. Freeman has some good ideas to boost the middle class and would likely be a greater test for the Republican candidate. We recommend Freeman. Charlotte County Airport Authority District 4 Kathleen Coppola has served on the authority for more than two decades while her opponent, Stan Smith, brings a fresh perspective and experience as a pilot to the race. Coppola, however, has vast knowledge of the airports operations and its history and wants one more term to oversee the implementation of a $200 million master plan to upgrade the facility. We recommend Coppola. Charlotte County Airport Authority District 2 Rob Hancik, the incumbent board member, has years of experience operating an airport and has shown a propensity to ask good questions and point the airport in the right direction with a progressive vision. His opponent, Julie Price, is well-connected in the county and appears to have a future in politics, although a late negative campaign mailer, attempting to defame Hancik, has given us great cause for concern. We recommend Hancik. Charlotte County School Board District 1 One of the most competitive races on the ballot has two teachers, Cathy Janiak and Cara Reynolds, facing off with attorney Geri Waksler to replace Lee Swift on the School Board. We like all three candidates but believe Reynolds experience in the classroom and as a business co-owner give her an edge over her opponents. We recommend Reynolds.VIEWPOINTPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth Email letters to LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Public schools being underminedEditor: Recently, there was a gathering to discuss the inroads charter, cyber and religious schools have made against public education. Our tax dollars support for-pro“t, non-public schools. The building of charter schools bene“ts developers, while public schools are left lacking needed funding for upkeep. While various vendors bene“ted under former Gov. Bush, who is involved in the privatization of schools, neither the Legislature nor he passed legislation demanding that secular school systems pay to put up slogans of a religious nature. In this trying time following mass murders, our politicians should do all they can to keep our schools enlightening the students, not indoctrinating them. One of the developers mentioned that evening was Benderson, who is also involved in the scheme to move the Mote Marine Aquarium from its ideal location on Sarasota Bay to I-75 near a mall and the park named for him. Developers and the politicians in their pockets do not have the best interests of science, society or our schools at heart. Neither do the industries that damage our waters. Nor those who spread damaging fertilizers in paradise. Nor does the arms industry care what happens after they sell weapons.Jean Kathleen Ranallo EnglewoodWe all should be loving TrumpEditor: Almost daily I read on this page what a horrible (deplorable) man our president is. This chorus of anti-Trump folks seem to hate, actually hate, Trump. Such thoughts we are told, are spawned by the liberal press and electronic mediaŽ and that we are too lazy to think for ourselves. As I didnt want to consider myself one of the unthinking class, I decided to dig deeper and only focus on an area that clearly affects my everyday life „ the economy. Yes, the unemployment rate is great (3.9 percent), both the wage growth and labor participation rate are “nally trending upward. True, as I drive down U.S. 41 I see many help wantedŽ signs and its said, if you want a job, ones available. But this seems to be of little consolidation to the poorly educated, low-skilled. What has President Trump done to help this segment “nd a high-paying job with great bene“ts? Dont they have a right to that? Tax reform. Yes its done, but it has been pointed out time and again it only bene“ts the millionaires.Ž True, my standard deduction, and probably yours also, has doubled. We can better judge this next April, but for now it looks like were both going to be winners. It seems, at least from the economic standpoint, instead of hating Trump, maybe we should all be loving Trump.Bob Filkins Punta GordaDisgusted by Bible verseEditor: This reader was shocked and disgusted by the Bible verse chosen for the Aug. 22 edition of the Sun: Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.Ž In light of the continuing Catholic Church scandal and cover-up, it is quite obvious that the church decided to just wait „ because, God will deal with them.Ž Meanwhile, what about the children? A more appropriate verse would have been Matthew 19:14. This believer in a loving God will continue to pray for the children and, like the church has done, let God deal with his faulty servants.Ž With 12 years of Catholic school in my past, I am proud to be a recovered Catholic.Joyce Robbins Port CharlotteOn Tuesday, those who have not cast an early ballot can vote in this years primary election at their local polling places. The Sun has followed each race closely and has made its recommendations to voters. Here is a recap of the candidates we believe pass the test:SUN RECOMMENDS 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. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 7VIEWPOINTPope Franciss letter to the Catholic faithful this week was remarkable in that the Holy Father apologized not only for the sexual abuses carried out by Roman Catholic priests but also for the coverup of that abuse carried out by Roman Catholic bishops. The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced,Ž Francis wrote. To acknowledge the truth of what has happened, in itself this is not enoughŽ he added, promising to make all those who perpetrate or cover up these crimes accountableŽ and expressing deep regret that we have delayed in applying these actions and sanctions that are so necessary.Ž Those are welcome words. But unless they are backed up by action, they will be meaningless. The episcopacy as an institution has been corrupted. A culture of silence allowed a culture of abuse to ”ourish. Bishops consumed with what the pope called the thirst for powerŽ have through both action and inaction allowed evil to spread through the church. That evil must be rooted out. It is time for the Catholic Church to experience its own #MeToo moment. And it should start here in Washington „ the modern symbol of earthly power. Theodore McCarrick, the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, faces credible allegations that he abused not only a 16-year-old altar boy and an 11-year-old boy whose family McCarrick knew but also countless seminarians and young priests who were under his authority. (He has denied abusing the boys and refused to comment on the other allegations.) McCarrick is the Harvey Weinstein of the Catholic Church. Who knew these allegations against him and failed to act? San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy, for one. A few years ago, McElroy was approached by Richard Sipe, an expert on clergy abuse, who said McCarrick and nearly a dozen other priests and bishops abused children and seminarians. Sipe was so disturbed by what he perceived as McElroys lack of interest during their meetings that in 2016 he sent a 13-page letter „ delivered by a process server „ in which he told McElroy that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been reported by numerous seminarians and priests of sexual advances and activity. ... I have interviewed twelve seminarians and priests who attest to propositions, harassment, or sex with McCarrick, who has stated, I do not like to sleep alone. One priest incardinated in McCarricks Archdiocese of Newark was taken to bed for sex and was told, this is how priests do it in the U.S.Ž A spokesman for McElroy says he asked Sipe for more information and that he was given essentially gossip, not evidence.Ž But Sipe explained to McElroy that the victims were afraid to come forward. None so far has found the ability to speak openly at the risk of reputation and retaliationŽ he wrote, adding, One priest was told by the chancery of“ce, if you speak with the press we will crush you.Ž McElroy did nothing. Sipe shared his letter with the papal nuncio and the ponti“cal commission for the protection of minors, led by Cardinal Sean OMalley, who also failed to act. A New York priest, Father Boniface Ramsey, says he wrote a similar letter in June 2015 to OMalley, who says he never saw it but should have. Who buried that letter? And who else failed to act? According to a Pennsylvania grand jury report, the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, moved predator priests around the Diocese of Pittsburgh when he was the bishop there and silenced victims with settlements that included con“dentiality agreements. His resignation letter is on Franciss desk, as all bishops must submit their resignations at 75. The Holy Father simply needs to accept it. The same day Francis issued his letter, Wuerls successor in Pittsburgh, Bishop David Zubik, appeared on Fox News Special Report,Ž where he told Brett Baier, There was no coverup.Ž Did Zubik not read the popes letter, which refers to cover(ing) up,Ž silenc(ing),Ž ignor(ing)Ž and deceptionŽ by bishops a total of eight times? Even if he somehow failed to, Zubik knows there was a coverup because he was at the epicenter of it as director of clergy personnel under Wuerl. The bishops were responsible for protecting priests and parishioners but were more concerned with protecting their own positions and power. The bishops should have trembled Wednesday when they heard the “rst reading for that days Mass in every Catholic Church throughout the world: Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who have been pasturing themselves! ... My sheep have been given over to pillage, and ... have become food for every wild beast ... because my shepherds did not look after my sheep. ... I swear I am coming against these shepherds. I will claim my sheep from them and put a stop to their shepherding. ... I will save my sheep.Ž Holy Father, put a stop to their shepherding. Save your sheep. Follow Marc A. Thiessen on Twitter, @marcthiessen.The Catholic Church needs a #MeToo moment WEEK IN REVIEW Marc THIESSENColumnist Whatever day you are reading this, it is June 1973 in Washington. A lawyer close to the president has turned decisively and damagingly against him. Testifying before a Senate committee investigating the Watergate scandal, John Dean described a high-level cover-up, including the use of hush money, designed to in”uence the outcome of the 1972 presidential election. And he identi“ed President Nixon as part of that criminal conspiracy. In the course of Michael Cohens guilty plea, a lawyer close to the president admitted his part in a high-level cover-up, including the use of hush money, designed to in”uence the 2016 election. And he accused President Trump of directing this legal violation. This is different from our daily dose of the presidents outrageous tweets and attacks. It is an in”ection point in the Trump presidency. He has been credibly accused, not of violating civic norms, but of personal involvement in criminal law breaking. If Trump were not currently the president, he might well be indicted, convicted and face jail time. His violation of civic norms, by the way, is not a minor matter. The payment to Stormy Daniels was made 11 days prior to the election. This timing indicates, not the prevention of personal morti“cation, but an attempt to deny voters relevant information. As a result, the 2016 presidential election will always have an asterisk „ outcome may have been in”uenced by Russian hacking and campaign fraud.Ž There is, again, a cancer on the presidency. But the comparison to Watergate offers a caution to the advocates of impeachment. Deans testimony was not enough. Many dismissed it as the words of a disgruntled employee. It took a series of developments to turn the public decisively against Nixon. It was the White House recordings that sealed the presidents fate „ including the tape on which he said he could raise $1 million in hush money. It took the “ring of the special prosecutor, Archibald Cox (whom Nixon later referred to as the partisan viper we had planted in our bosomŽ). And the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew. And the allegations of tax evasion. And the missing 18.5 minutes on the tapes. And expletives deleted.Ž And I am not a crook.Ž It was only in June 1974 that a majority of Americans thought Nixon should resign or be impeached. Removing a president requires not a nasty legal storm, but a hurricane. And the president has a political base „ fed on a Fox News diet „ that may be impossible to unroot. Yet Trump still has serious cause for worry: € The Cohen wildcard is not yet fully played. Cohens lawyer, Lanny Davis, hints that his client may be keeping some revelations in reserve. What does he know about potential irregularities at the Trump Foundation? About possible advance knowledge of Russian hacking? € There is still a chance that Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort „ facing a hefty prison term and a new round of criminal charges „ might turn against the president. It is hard to imagine Manafort navigating the criminal justice system with any values but self-interest in mind. Will he continue to choose the hint of a future pardon over the hard reality of additional years in prison? € Trump could attempt to “re special counsel Robert Mueller. This, given the credible charges already lodged against the president, would appear (and be) an admission of guilt and provoke serious blowback. Promiscuous pardoning might earn a similar response. € There could be „ almost certainly will be „ more incriminating tapes made public. Trump carries an atmosphere of carnivorous in“ghting around him, in which everyone needs to protect themselves from future betrayal. At least two people close to Trump have turned to taping as security. € The House of Representatives is likely to return to Democratic control, allowing Congress to get past the GOPs coordinated cowardice and begin real investigations of the administrations corruption. Every time we gain a peek into the inner workings of Trump world, we see a leader with the ethics of an Atlantic City casino owner who surrounds himself with people chosen for their willingness to lie and cheat at his bidding. A world in which Paul Manafort is a very good person.Ž A world in which payoffs and election tampering are all in a days work. Left to his investigation, Mueller will expose this world to the light. And the choice for Congress is likely to be clear: Impeach, or tolerate massive corruption. Michael Gersons email address is michaelgerson@ is, again, a cancer on the presidency Michael GERSONColumnist 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) € Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018FAMILY ALBUM/NEWS Happy 12th birthday to Linnea Barron on her special day, Aug. 25. Happy 17th birthday to Elizabeth LibbyŽ Myers on her special day, Aug. 18. Happy 60th birthday to Jean Anderson on her special day, Aug. 23. BIRTHDAYS Happy 94th birthday to Olive Turnbull on her special day, Aug. 25. WINNERS CIRCLEAmerican Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners Aug. 19: Game 1: 1-Donna Branscome, George Holl; 2-Tommie Holl, Roy Hill; 3-Pat Seaman, C W Clark. Game 2: 1-George Holl, Kim Hill; 2-Donna Branscome, John Seaman; 3-Pat Seaman, Roy Hill.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Slam Bridge winners Aug. 22: 1-Carol Jeffery; 2-Glen Tschetter; 3-LaQuita Morris. € Mahjong winners Aug 6: Bobbye Waksler; Jeri Schaller. Aug. 13: Diana Reinhard; Jeri Schaller. Aug. 20: Bobbye Waksler.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Contract Bridge winners Aug. 18: Dee Weisenberg, 4620; Bill Kutschman, 3240; Jay Oberlander, 3200; Virginia Clayton, 3000.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Aug. 22: John McPherson,15; Ed Mielke, 12; Martha Bryant, 12; Alice Patenaude, 11.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners Aug. 17: Diana Lehr, 235. Aug. 24: Joanne Collins, 215; Judith Howell, 205. € Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 22: 1-Jackie and Bob Whitaker; 2-Arlene and Ray Rothhaar; 3-Jan Savino, Jane Seatter.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Aug. 22: Jim Conway, 1368; Jan Howard, 1342; Bob Garbowicz, 1310. € Monday Bridge winners: Aug. 20: 1-Judi Quinn, 6150; 2-Cleta Clark, 3980; 3-Jerry Shoemaker, 3850. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Aug. 17: Gary Sblendorio, 1249; Fred Smith,1229; Paul Headrick, 1179.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Aug. 17: 1-Marlene Warburton; 2-Carol Fisher. Aug. 22: 1-Judy Mau; 2-Lucy Schmidt.Moose Lodge 2121€ Contract Bridge winners Aug. 15: Louis Miceu, 5160; Connie Oberlander, 4350; Bill Kutschman, 4010; Jay Oberlander, 4000.Punta Gorda Isles€ PGICA Monday Night Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 20: 1-Sharon Biernat, Marcia Ling; 2-Lois Olsen, Jane Stenberg.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Bridge Club winners Aug. 17: 1-Blanche Thum, 5170; 2-Jerry Shoemaker, 5110; 3-Marla Johanson, 4480.Twin Isles Country Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners Aug. 23: 1-(tie) Barbara Clay, Kathy Strayton, Maria Antanelis. Charlotte County marriage licenses€ Danielle Renee Lindsay of New York, N.Y., and Marc David Flor of New York, N.Y. € Dawn Renee Manns of Columbia City, Ind., and Matthew Taylor Bohde of Columbia City, Ind. € Sheri Lynn Doyle of West Seneca, N.Y., and Dennis Edward Schollard of West Seneca, N.Y. € Jennifer Lynn Kiesel of North Port, and Konstantinos Grammatis of North Port € Dakota Grace Roberts of Port Charlotte, and Kelly Joe Herrmann of Port Charlotte € Kip Lee Murphy of Port Charlotte, and Cynthia Jo Woods of Port Charlotte € Jesse Soren Skaarup of Englewood, and Eileen Renee Reeves of Englewood € Darrell Julian Becker of Punta Gorda, and Rebecca Ann Hotwagner of Punta Gorda € Edgar Ortiz of Cape Coral, and Kimberly Joy Osborne Torres of Port Charlotte € Ronda Jean Wisor of North Port, and William Patrick Schauble of North Port € Michael George Vorkapic of Englewood, and Joy Ann Vorkapic of Englewood € James Michael Morehouse of Port Charlotte, and Laina Gonzalez of Port Charlotte € Robin Ann Carroll of North Port, and Michael Joesph Amend of North Port € James Charles Marean of Port Charlotte, and Joan Sonia Shields of Port Charlotte € Mario Anglero of Port Charlotte, and Shirley Joan King of Port Charlotte € Matthew Wayne Zuknick of North Port, and Danielle Marie Shields of North PortCharlotte County divorces€ Iryna Babych v. Thomas J. Bliss € Alice Barnhouse v. Willard D.Barnhouse € Frank Anthony Deangelis, Sr. v. Jessica Ernabeth Deangelis € Dayana Heredia v. Arturo Heredia € Steven Lekawa v. Camber Lekawa € Justin P. Long v. Victoria M. Long € Lisa Migneco v. Frank Migneco € Michael J. Slattery v. Karress K. Slattery € Codi N. Tocchio v. Bernard E. Tocchio, III € Jessica Lynn Untch v. James Christopher Holm WEEKLY RECORDBRIDGE WINNERS Aug. 20, 2018North Port Senior CenterNorth/South 1st: Leslie Clugston and Robert Heidbrink; 2nd: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 3rd: Ella Richard and Lenore Bumstead East-West 1st: Sharon Redmond and Ron Baxter; 2nd: Jane Rothschild and Dottie Driscoll; 3rd: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince. By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERNows your last chance to wear that I votedŽ sticker loud and proud before the primary election date. Today is the last day of early voting in Charlotte County. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. registered voters can go to these locations to cast their ballot: € West County Annex (6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood, Fla. 34224) € Mid County Regional Library (2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Fla. 33952) € Charlotte Co. Historic Courthouse (226 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950) For questions, call the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections at 941-833-5400 or e-mail Early voting ended in Sarasota County Saturday. The primary election is Tuesday.Early voting ends in Charlotte County today It is exceptionally important that humane societies with a Spay/ Neuter Clinic, or as with Suncoast Humane Society, a Preventive Health Care ClinicŽ employ highly skilled veterinarians with shelter medicine experience. This is exactly the case with Dr. Kerstin Martin del Campo, who has joined the team at Suncoast Humane Society as staff veterinarian. Dr. KerstinŽ has practiced shelter medicine while working for humane societies in Georgia for more than 10 years. She has also practiced small animal medicine for several years at private veterinary hospitals. Dr. Kerstin holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (with honors) from the University of Missouri. She is also a graduate of the Humane Alliance Veterinarian Training program in North Carolina, well known for its model spay and neuter training for shelter veterinarians. I am so excited to be part of this awesome organization,Ž Dr. Kerstin said. Along with the outstanding staff, I intend to help us grow to become even bigger and better, while continuing to serve our wonderful community.Ž In addition to directing the medical team that oversees the wellness program for homeless animals during their temporary stay at Suncoast Humane Society, Dr. Kerstin directs the Preventive Health Care Clinic. This includes providing affordable spay/ neuter, for pets belonging to the public. The service alone helps the non-pro“t animal care organization to comply with their mission of Reducing the number of homeless animals and improving the quality of life.Ž Spaying/neutering is the main ingredient to reducing the pet overpopulation problem. It saves lives by not allowing dogs and cats to be born, only to become sad statistics in animal shelters. Other preventive health care services provided by the clinic are essential to keeping pets healthy and happy, including vaccinations, de-worming, heartworm testing and micro-chipping. So far this year Suncoast Humane Society has spay/ neutered nearly 550 pets for the public while providing current vaccinations for over 4,600. While Suncoast Humane Societys Preventive Health Care Clinic does provide these important but limited services, it is strongly recommended that all pet owners also establish a relationship with a full service veterinary clinic that is able to provide all the medical services your pet my require throughout his/her life. These important public services are made possible only through the generosity and continued support of Suncoast Humane Society donors. To make a donation, or to inquire about these and other services provided by Suncoast Humane Society, please call 941-474 7884 or visit the website at www.humane. org. Phil Snyder is executive director off the Suncoast Humane Society. Email him at Society welcomes veterinarian PHOTO PROVIDEDDr. Kerstin Martin del Campo recently joined the team at Suncoast Humane Society as sta veterinarian. PhilSNYDERC Sohaila Dadelahi of Bozeman, Mont., and Ryan Fleeman of Port Charlotte, Fla., were married on Aug. 4, 2018, in Bigfork, Mont. A reception was held at Mountain Lake Lodge. They plan to live in Bismarck, North Dakota for the next few years. Sohaila was the the daughter of the late Pamela and Abbas Dadelahi. Ryan is the son of Lisa Fleeman Reams (mother), Kelly Fleeman (father) and Dianna Fleeman (step-mother) and the grandson of Miss Carolyn OKelley and the late Mr. Charles Fleeman. The bride was given in marriage by the eldest of her “ve sisters. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Parents will have a chance to get a glimpse at what kids are working on at North Port High School. Tuesdays open house welcomes parents to visit classrooms and meet with different sports teams and clubs on the campus. North Ports open house is one of several being hosted throughout the district for the next month. During open houses, parents are invited onto campus to learn more about what kids have been working on during the first few weeks of school, according to the district. There is also an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about teachers during the open house events. Each event is different, and some nights are even themed, according to the district. The North Port High School, 6400 W. Price Blvd., open house begins at 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Clubs and sports will be in the courtyard from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and classrooms will be opened to parents from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. If parents have questions, they can call the front office at 941-423-8558.North Port High School hosts open house Corridors and halls were “lled with students, new and returning, looking for their classes Monday morning at North Port High Sc hool. SUN PHOTOS BY MONICA AMAYANorth Port High School Assistant Principal Ryan Shurley assists senior Blade Rachal in “nding his teacher Monday morning. By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ While North Port City Commission members agree the aging facilities on Dallas White Park need updating, they are weighing the options to accomplish that. The North Port day care, art center, clothes closet, skate park and playground are all located in the Dallas White Park area. The commissioners previously directed staff to come up with various funding options so they could conduct a master plan of the area. The master plan would address the area as a whole, helping commissioners decide what buildings can be repaired and what ones needed to be replaced. Staff brought three funding options back to the commission at a special meeting Tuesday. However, after reviewing the funding options, some commissioners believe a master plan was not the best course of action. I have to question are we doing it because we need to do one or because we need to address the problem with the buildings?Ž Commissioner Debbie McDowell said. McDowell said she didnt understand the need and expediency to do it this year.Ž We have a lot of things to make a priority and money can be used for it. (Creating a master plan) was never a priority, this was not discussed,Ž she said. The park is one of our most used; everyone loves Dallas White Park. Does it need to be upgraded? Absolutely. Does it need to be done this year? No.Ž The attempt to use funds from the former Hospital Initiative failed 2-3, with Mayor Vanessa Carusone and commissioners Debbie McDowell and Chris Hanks dissenting. Sandy Pfundheller, director of General Services, said the master plan would take roughly nine months to a year to complete. The dissenting commissioners wanted the buildings in need to be focused on quicker than the time it would take to create a master plan. There is nothing expeditious of doing this master plan, it will take a year for it to be completed and another year how to replace those buildings,Ž Carusone said. In the meantime, all those people will “nd other places to go and our kids will suffer, our art center will suffer, our clothes closet will suffer. That is my closing argument. I think this is just kicking the can down the road.Ž But Vice Mayor Linda Yates and Commissioner Jill Luke stated they believe the plan is needed to take an approach to the entire site, not just the aging buildings. Thats what part of this plan is, to look at present conditions of the building,Ž Luke said. Without that we dont know what needs to be done.Ž McDowell suggested to have modules or a temporary spot for the organizations with aging buildings to use in the interim. However, Pat Ryan, CEO of the SKY Family YMCA which operates the daycare on the site, said the using modules could be dif“cult. They made portable units but you have to fence in a playground, add landscaping,Ž he said. Anythings doable, it just may not be a great affordable option.Ž The idea of transporting the children in the day care to another community center in the interim was also suggested by commissioners. I dont think its an option,Ž Ryan said. You need multiple classrooms, correct bathrooms, correct playgrounds. Were licensed through DCF and the Department of Health. You cant have these children in an empty building, it has to be done correctly.Ž So for the future, Yates said commissions previous action of working on an ordinance to allow creating public-private partnerships will be useful in this situation. I would see this conversation does need to come to us when we have a structure for those processes to work in a partnership capacity to accomplish this,Ž she said. Emotionally we know we need to do “xes here, but thats my suggestion, to tackle it when we have appropriate process.Ž The ordinance will return to the commission at a later time. All commission meetings and agendas can be viewed online at cityofnorthport. aspx.Email: lcoey@sun-herald.comDallas White Park area gets re-evaluated By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERPUNTA GORDA „ While the city has made progress on seawall repairs in Punta Gorda Isles, not much has been accomplished in Burnt Store Isles. BSI residents will get the chance to “nd out what steps have and will be taken to repair the seawalls at an informational meeting Monday. The meeting will be conducted by the citys canal maintenance division. Homeowners of failed seawalls in BSI can meet with canal maintenance staff, one-on-one, to discuss any questions or concerns that they may have about their seawall replacement project,Ž said Melissa Reichert, Punta Gorda communications manager. The meeting is being held at Twin Isles Country Club. It will go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. As of this report, no progress has been made to the BSI seawalls as contractors are still busy working in PGI. Work is underway in six PGI zones, according to the citys most recent weekly highlights report. Contractors have also begun work on the Harborwalk seawall project by back-“lling the area. Grading and sodding remains to be completed. Marine Contracting Group has been awarded the contract to repair the seawalls in BSI. Initially, all zones were bid at the same time, according to Reichert. The contractors were having a dif“cult time getting the required bid bonds,Ž said Reichert, therefore, BSI was split into two zones (hoping to attract bids from smaller companies) and rebid.Ž For BSI, contractors are expecting to start in the southern section on the property with the most damage the “rst week of October. The city has three contractors working in eight different zones with different degrees of damage. Some zones will be completed before other zones,Ž said Reichert. It is estimated that all seawall replacement projects will be completed by the end of 2019 and/or beginning of 2020.Ž When it comes to expenses for such repairs, the city and FEMA have concurred that there is obvious damage, said Reichert. The lack of progress in repayment is due to the size and complexity of the scheduled damage repairs. The spreadsheet developed by city staff is referred to by FEMA as the mile long spreadsheet,Ž said Reichert. FEMA determined it was necessary to physically inspect 100 percent of the damage. The costing center is now reviewing the FEMA site inspections and matching them to the citys spreadsheet.Ž FEMA is also reviewing all processes to be assured that the city complied with all federal regulations, according to Reichert. There are multiple federal agencies that the city must comply with regarding habitat, water quality, as well as others. Fortunately,Ž said Reichert, for the city, we annually do seawall repairs and staff is very familiar and compliant with all permits required for such work. We are also mindful that this storm impacted all of Florida, and we are just one of many entities that need assistance from FEMA.ŽEmail: dsutphin@sun-herald.comPunta Gorda to address slow seawall restoration in BSIhe was vomiting, and they turned him on the side so he wouldnt choke on his own vomit. Murray reported Adamchik returned to the scene as Filmeck stopped breathing, and they attempted lifesaving efforts until EMS arrived. Filmeck was pronounced deceased at 5:17 a.m. The Medical Examiner classi“ed his death as an accident, the result of drowning. CCSO Spokesperson Katie Heck said the agency considers the case closed. She con“rmed CCSO never received any complaints from Cook regarding the alleged inappropriate behavior by deputies. As a “rst-time offender, Cook was offered a diversion program for the meth possession, but she said prosecutors abandoned the case after Adamchik was “red earlier this year. Internal investigations revealed he had stolen drugs from a neighbor and lied about his role in a traf“c crash. Cooks charges were nolle prossed on June 26, according to court records. Cook only found out Filmeck had died after getting out of jail, and said she couldnt believe they left him alone. She began talking to Novak on Facebook to tell her what happened the night he died. He was so far beyond Baker Act crazy, Im sure someone a quarter as crazy they would have Baker Acted,Ž she said. They acted very unprofessional. If they did their job, hed be alive today.Ž Novak said her sons death has completely changed her life. She doesnt like leaving her house anymore or talking to anyone. Theres no joy. She recently spoke with the agency about the incident but said they seemed to brush off her concerns. I feel like they looked at my son as a homeless meth head not worth saving,Ž she said. I want to bring light onto this, because this shouldnt happen to anybody else. Theyre there to protect us, and if somebody elses child is out there, I dont want the cops to just turn their back on them and let them die like these people are nothing, because everyone deserves to be treated equally.ŽEmail: aeasker@sun-herald.comDEATHFROM PAGE 2LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS


EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT OF POVERTYSeventeen volunteers gathered Tuesday at the Homeless Coalition to receive training Page Number 7 LOCAL LEADERS EMPOWER GIRL SCOUTSThe Power of G.I.R.L. expo at the Punta Gorda Womens Club was this years kick-off event Page Number 8 ALGAE SPECIES BLOOMING IN SWFL WATERTheres a third type of algae lurking in local waters. The good news is that its not toxic. The bad news is that it can impact marine life and put off an unpleasant odor. Page Number 9OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES Sunday, August 26, 2018 1427 Turnberry Drive, Venice 3631 Roderigo Avenue, North Port 100 McCabe Street, Port Charlotte CountySarasota Year Built1991 List Price$279,900 LP/Sq Ft$140.30 Garage/Carport2 car garage Beds2 Baths2 Sq Ft Heated-1,995 Total Acreage0.15 PoolNo LocationWaterford Subdivision Listing Agent/ Brokerage-Gae Stewart-Dudley 941-544-3775 RE/MAX Alliance Group 1314 E. Venice Ave. Venice FL 34285 CountySarasota Year Built2018 List Price$282,700 LP/Sq Ft$139 Garage/Carport2 Car Garage Beds3 Baths2 Sq Ft Heated2,738 Total Acreage.25 PoolNo LocationNorth Port on City Water Listing Agent/ BrokerageCharryl Youman 941-468-5215 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty 1500 E. Venice Ave. Suite 303 Venice, FL 34292 CountyCharlotte County Year Built1999 List Price$309,000 LP/Sq Ft$154 Garage/Carport2 Car Garage Beds3 Baths2 Sq Ft Heated2,780 Total Acreage.23 PoolPrivate LocationPort Charlotte Listing Agent/ BrokerageCharryl Youman 941-468-5215 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty 1500 E. Venice Ave., Suite 303 Venice FL 34292 Question: I have been searching the articles on your website and cannot locate the article where you mentioned neighbors tree branches, bushes, etc. overlapping onto another neighbors property. I am pretty sure it was your article, but I could be mistaken. That article stated, as I recall, that if tree branches, shrubbery, etc. of a neighbor have grown over the property line onto another neighbors property, the property owner has the right to cut it to the property line. I have such a situation and I would like to plant greenery to my liking on my property rather than tolerate the overlapping of my neighbors unsightly landscaping. I would never cut without approaching the neighbor first and nicely asking them to cut it back. Could you please refer me to where I can find your article online and the date it was printed? Answer: It was Gary Singer, the attorney, who wrote that column. It was published in the Sun on Aug. 12. I know that because I read his column, too. I emailed you a copy. Heres how I found it for you. I logged onto The Suns electronic edition. Once logged in, I clicked the Search ArchivesŽ link on the right side of the page. In the Text BoxŽ I entered trees block.Ž In the date range I put 01/01/2018 to today. I then clicked the SearchŽ link. In 3 seconds, 13 news stories popped up. I clicked on the one titled Trees now block my ocean view.Ž Im sharing this with you because Im sure other readers may not know how easy it is to access previous stories, even when you dont remember the author or title. You can go back all the way to 2005. Question: I enjoyed reading your article in the Sun regarding the types of interest charged using MIR or DIR. My loan papers show that the interest on this note is computed on a 365/365 simple interest basis. I am unsure if that means I am being charged the MIR or DIR rate. If you could tell me which one I have, I would sincerely appreciate it. Answer: I did not write that column, but like you, I enjoyed reading it. It was written by Jack Guttentag whose column was published in the Sun on Aug. 5. The fact your interest is computed on a 365-day basis indicates you are paying DIR (daily interest rate). The focus of Jacks column was that you will pay much more interest over the life of the loan unless you can convert the DIR to a MIR (monthly interest rate). You can re-visit Jacks column by using the electronic edition of the Sun referred to above. Click the editionsŽ link on the right side of the screen, and then click on 08/15/18. I have been following Jacks columns for years. He is known as The Mortgage ProfessorŽ and is the leading authority on mortgages. I am very pleased to see his columns recently added to our Sunday paper. His website is www.mtgprofessor. com. On another note, the best way to submit your questions to this column is by email. Im a fast typist, so I can provide you with much more detailed information in an email compared to texting. As in the first readers case, I can also send attachments and other information that may be helpful. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty LLC in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941468-1430,, or www. way to search past editions BrettSLATTERYC


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSORA major purpose of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted after the “nancial crisis, was to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. One of the new agencys major goals was to be an improved system of mandatory disclosures to mortgage borrowers. Now in its eighth year, the CFPB has yet to recognize, let alone “x, the insidious mortgage lending practice of charging interest daily instead of monthly while not disclosing this in any way that a borrower would understand. In a recent column on this subject, I pointed out that borrowers who had daily interest mortgages but didnt realize it can easily “nd that their loan payoff date keeps moving further and further away. Neither the CFPBs new Loan Estimate disclosure, designed for shoppers, nor its Closing Disclosure for borrowers reveals whether interest is calculated daily or monthly. This festering sore of the mortgage system must be “xed. Heres how to do it. On new loans, both the aforementioned disclosures should indicate whether the loan accrues interest daily or monthly. If it is daily, the disclosure should include the daily rate, an illustration of how it is calculated, an explanation of how the monthly payment is allocated between interest and principal, and an explanation of the interest de“cit account. In addition, both disclosures should have a table that shows when the daily rate loan will be paid off if the borrower consistently pays one, three and “ve days late, and one, three and “ve days early. It is possible that these disclosure requirements will mean that no more daily interest mortgages will be written. If the only rationale for these mortgages is that they allow borrowers to be hoodwinked, that is what we should expect to happen. However, some borrowers can make good use of daily interest mortgages and would select them if given the choice. This is why the preferred remedy for abuse is disclosure rather than prohibition. Existing daily interest mortgages present a very different problem because the damage already done cant be undone. However, further damage can be limited by mandated changes in servicing system disclosures. The core requirement should be that the daily interest accrual feature should be made obvious rather than obfuscated. Showing total interest for the month without any indication of how it is calculated is obfuscation and should not be permitted. Since the prospects are not bright for a public policy “x anytime soon, existing borrowers with daily interest mortgages are on their own. To help them, I have a daily interest spreadsheet on my website. It is called Monitoring Amortization of a Simple Interest Loan. Borrowers can use it to reproduce the day-to-day history of their mortgage, or they can proceed as if the loan is a new one by using the most recent balance as the loan amount. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy RENE RODRIGUEZMIAMI HERALDHurricanes have given Florida a break thus far this summer. But a stealthier kind of storm has already hit the state. A new study by Attom Data Solutions shows Florida had one of the highest rates of foreclosure starts in the U.S. in July, compared to the same period last year. The report, which tracked foreclosure filings issued by county governments on single-family homes and condos, shows one in every 1,180 housing units in Florida „ a 35 percent increase yearover-year „ was subjected to a lis pendens,Ž which is a filing by a bank warning of pending foreclosure activity due to late payment. Only three other states „ New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland „ had higher rates of foreclosure starts. The reasons for the surge differ by market. But the increase is not the start of a reprise of the 2008 financial crisis. The rate of foreclosures in the U.S. is actually down to 0.5 percent, according to CoreLogic „ the lowest since 2006. But at a metropolitan level, the Attom study shows the number of foreclosure starts in Miami-Fort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach jumped 29 percent in July „ the third consecutive month of yearover-year spikes (starts went up four percent in May and 35 percent in June). South Florida was one of three regions in the studys list of top 10 metros, ranked by population, to feel the foreclosure heat this summer. Los Angeles and Houston were the other two. Daren Blomquist, senior vice president and analyst at Attom, said ups and downs in foreclosure start rates are normal. He also said last years busy hurricane season, which impacted 4.8 million mortgaged properties, could have contributed to the increase. (According to CNN Money, loans that fell 30 days past due or longer rose 48 percent in Irma-affected areas and 67 percent in Harvey-affected areas.) Some banks and lenders granted mortgage forbearance extensions that could have lasted as long as May. But Blomquist said the spike in other bellwether housing markets in the U.S. „ such as Austin, Fort Wayne and San Diego „ suggests the rise in foreclosure starts could have deeper implications.The tip of the spearForeclosures are the tip of the spear of distress entering the housing market,Ž he said. Those upticks could result in more underwater homes, because when distressed properties hit the market, they can drag down overall home values.Ž According to Attoms 2018 second quarter report, one in 10 U.S. properties „ or 10.1 percent of all properties with a mortgage „ is seriously underwater, defined as properties whose market value is 25 percent lower than its current balance of loans. Thats a radical improvement from the second quarter of 2012, when 29 percent of all homes in the U.S. „ and 46 percent of Florida homes „ were seriously underwater. Still, the gradual uptick in foreclosure starts in markets such as Miami-Dade, where income inequality and stagnant wages continue to worsen, is a troubling sign. Ned Murray, associate director of the Florida International University Metropolitan Center, said that although exact figures arent yet available, his research confirms the foreclosure-start activity in South Florida has increased significantly. The neighborhoods primarily affected are Homestead, Opa-locka, City of Miami, Hollywood and Pompano Beach „ all working-class areas. Its a disturbing trend, especially when you see the biggest impact is in less affluent communities,Ž he said. This is the older, less valued housing stock.Ž Ironically, Murray said one possible cause of foreclosure starts in more modest neighborhoods could be growing real estate values. Because values have increased steadily over the last “ve to six years, some homeowners took out second mortgages and equity loans,Ž Murray said. But wages have remained ”at and housing costs such as insurance keep going up.Ž Analysts warn this new wave of foreclosure starts could even impact higher-priced homes, such as the oversupply of expensive condos in the downtown Miami area. The condo situation is starting to mirror the way it looked pre-recession in terms of price drops in Miami,Ž said Michael Sichenzia, president of the Deer“eld Beachbased consulting “rm Global Advisors. Prices have dropped considerably while supply keeps increasing, and theres still a ton of product that has yet to come to market. I think that the next two years do not bode well for prices in general in Miami. The market is overheated again and youre seeing the beginning of that cool-down now.ŽThe rate of foreclosure starts in South Florida has spiked Need a Friend? Look in the Classifieds adno=50538516


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELQ: Our association is specially assessing all of the owners several extra payments to fund a refinance of a loan we took out for the clubhouse renovation from a few years ago. Can they do this? „ Joel A: As long as your association follows the correct procedu re, it can pass a special assessment. When your association has a unique expense that the regular maintenance dues cannot cover, it can pass a specialŽ assessment. These assessments can be a one-time payment, or they can be spread out over a period of time. However, unlike your regular dues, they do not continue indefinitely. Once their purpose is funded, the assessment is complete, and the money cannot be used for any purpose other than what it was created for. Generally, your board can pass a special assessment without a full vote of all the owners. The board must specifically notify the owners in advance that the issue will be voted on at an upcoming meeting and must publicly decide. Of course, like with many association-related matters, your community may have more stringent requirements, so be sure to check your communitys documents. Special assessments are often levied for needed repairs that the association cannot currently afford, or to renovate the community. Common examples are for roofing projects, to replace fences or repave the roads and lots. Since your association may not have saved the necessary reserves, and it is not realistic to expect the homeowners to pay for the entire repair up front, your board may choose to borrow the money from a bank and have the special assessments repay the loan. Boards can also refinance such loans to get better terms or to pay off the loan early, as seems to be the case for you. While it is unpleasant to have to pay extra, it is often the only way to maintain your community while keeping your monthly dues as low as possible „ something every homeowner wants. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Florida. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a cohost of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Can board pass this latest special assessment? Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 5 C7247821 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2290 AARON ST #301 $59,500 919 $53,000 8/17/2018 Community 2 2 0 1975 Condominium Cash 64.74 0.89 57.67 D5923180 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 10 QUAILS RUN BLVD #9 $72,900 647 $70,000 8/20/2018 Community 1 1 1 1979 Condominium Conventional 112.67 0.96 94.85 C7401968 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2395 HARBOR BLVD #118 $75,000 1,044 $60,000 8/17/2018 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 71.84 0.8 57.47 T3120953 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4524 GROBE ST $93,500 859 $98,500 8/20/2018 None 2 1 0 1966 Single Family Residence Cash 108.85 1.05 O5535306 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1549 HARMONY DR $95,400 1,684 $99,000 8/22/2018 None 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cash 56.65 1.04 40.29 C7250975 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 22375 EDGEWATER DR #107 $97,500 959 $96,000 8/17/2018 Community 2 1 1 1974 Condominium Cash 101.67 0.98 100.1 C7400569 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 3300 LOVELAND BLVD #101 $99,900 1,070 $95,000 8/16/2018 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cas h 93.36 0.95 88.79 C7402716 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 6253 TALBOT ST $106,000 912 $110,000 8/17/2018 None 2 1 0 1970 Single Family Residence FHA 116.2 3 1.04 78.35 C7403228 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 25188 MARION AVE #D105 $117,000 852 $113,500 8/20/2018 Community 1 1 0 1981 Condominium Convent ional 137.32 0.97 133.22 C7402679 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21178 MEEHAN AVE $119,000 915 $119,000 8/20/2018 None 3 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Con ventional 130.05 1 83.68 C7402308 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 189 CHELSEA CT NW $119,900 1,248 $123,000 8/17/2018 None 2 1 0 1975 Single Family Residence FHA 96.07 1.03 71.93 D6100231 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 9 QUAILS RUN BLVD #7 $129,000 1,064 $121,250 8/21/2018 Private, Comm 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 121.24 0.94 113.96 D6100665 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 71 W LANGSNER ST $129,900 616 $110,000 8/17/2018 None 2 1 0 1957 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 210.88 0.85 178.57 C7402934 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 4124 CONWAY BLVD $131,000 1,491 $115,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence S eller Financing 87.86 0.88 A4402671 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 8252 GALLO AVE $136,900 927 $136,900 8/17/2018 None 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence FHA 147.6 8 1 81.88 N5917137 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 3704 NEKOOSA ST $137,000 911 $130,000 8/20/2018 Community 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Con ventional 150.38 0.95 90.34 C7402153 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 6290 CONISTON TER $139,900 1,254 $137,000 8/21/2018 None 2 1 1 1974 Single Family Residence Conv entional 111.56 0.98 71.28 C7403085 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 1416 SAN CRISTOBAL AVE #3 $142,700 1,017 $137,000 8/17/2018 Private 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Cash 140.31 0.96 134.71 D5920144 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13641 DRYSDALE AVE $145,000 1,432 $140,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Conventional 101.26 0.97 65.54 N6101125 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 6233 SOONER ST $149,000 1,156 $152,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 128 .89 1.02 78.19 C7403097 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2083 BROAD RANCH DR $149,900 1,133 $157,000 8/17/2018 Private 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 132.3 1.05 D6100146 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 5115 ADMINISTRATION ST $149,900 1,030 $117,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1983 Single Family Resid ence Cash 145.53 0.78 74.14 C7242603 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 22433 ESPLANADE AVE $149,990 1,014 $149,990 8/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 147.92 1 147.92 C7400493 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 4033 YUCATAN CIR $154,900 1,166 $153,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1971 Single Family Residence F HA 132.85 0.99 89.89 C7404729 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20127 VENTURA AVE $159,000 1,529 $159,000 8/21/2018 None 2 1 1 1974 Single Family Residence FHA 103.99 1 C7402627 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7791 GILPIN LN $159,000 1,008 $162,000 8/21/2018 None 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Convent ional 157.74 1.02 129.81 C7401282 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14476 KEENE AVE $159,500 1,334 $162,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residence FH A 119.57 1.02 78.19 D5923179 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 4260 PLACIDA RD #25A $159,900 1,094 $150,000 8/20/2018 Community 2 2 0 1986 Condominium Cash 146. 16 0.94 107.3 D6101284 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2222 JARVIS ST $162,900 1,226 $166,400 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence VA 132. 87 1.02 89.95 A4406841 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 8509 LA BOCA AVE $165,000 1,375 $165,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 120 1 78.65 C7402250 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3073 KINGSTON ST $167,500 1,906 $166,000 8/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence F HA 87.88 0.99 66.77 D5923413 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 6431 CONISTON ST $169,000 1,427 $169,000 8/17/2018 Community 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 118.43 1 77.81 D5922875 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 4228 BARDOT RD $169,500 2,216 $150,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence FHA 76.49 0.88 67.69 C7401597 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 6249 DRUCKER CIR $169,900 1,116 $164,000 8/20/2018 Community 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 152.24 0.97 99.76 D6101355 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 730 ORCHARD LN $179,000 1,176 $170,000 8/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 152 .21 0.95 93.82 C7403515 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20366 ALBURY DR $183,900 1,610 $175,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Ca sh 114.22 0.95 C7402937 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33980 4345 MILLS ST $189,900 1,808 $172,500 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Cash 10 5.03 0.91 78.77 D6100762 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4348 MICHALER ST $199,000 1,734 $190,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FHA 1 14.76 0.95 73.47 C7402924 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 30190 CEDAR RD $199,888 1,758 $199,888 8/20/2018 None 4 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence Conven tional 113.7 1 88.13 N6100653 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 27800 ARROWHEAD CIR $203,870 1,554 $201,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence C ash 131.19 0.99 C7402630 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2236 GASCOM ST $203,900 1,437 $203,900 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 14 1.89 1 100.64 C7402454 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 4658 MIDLAND ST $204,900 1,584 $200,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conven tional 129.36 0.98 87.18 A4212268 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 12209 HELIOS AVE $204,900 1,612 $204,900 8/22/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence C ash 127.11 1 A4208218 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 12452 BUFFING RD $204,900 1,612 $204,900 8/22/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence C ash 127.11 1 D6101257 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2291 CANNOLOT BLVD $205,000 1,376 $203,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 148.98 0.99 101.55 C7251538 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1596 JAGUST RD $209,900 1,728 $203,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Convent ional 121.47 0.97 80.78 C7403146 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 5189 NEON AVE $215,000 1,811 $212,000 8/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 118 .72 0.99 85.21 C7250085 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 396 ALLWORTHY ST $215,000 1,222 $206,500 8/17/2018 Private 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residenc e VA 175.94 0.96 102.84C7402458 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23239 KIM AVE $224,000 2,250 $224,000 8/21/2018 None 3 2 1 2000 Single Family Residence Conv entional 99.56 1 C7404578 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 190 FITZSIMONS ST $225,400 2,240 $225,400 8/17/2018 None 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 100.63 1 D6101200 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 405 CYPRESS FOREST DR $227,000 1,542 $227,000 8/17/2018 None 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence V A 147.21 1 101.7 O5707854 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1548 HINTON ST $227,000 2,237 $225,000 8/18/2018 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Con ventional 101.48 0.99 C7250074 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 27117 TIERRA DEL FUEGO CIR $229,500 2,013 $215,900 8/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1987 Single Family R esidence VA 114.01 0.94 78.59 A4407737 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4329 PALISADES AVE $229,900 1,660 $237,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 138.49 1.03 101.02 C7402249 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 3520 NASHVILLE RD $229,900 1,861 $225,000 8/17/2018 None 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 123.54 0.98 86.74 C7401943 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 25600 AYSEN DR $234,900 2,110 $215,000 8/21/2018 None 4 3 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 1 11.33 0.92 C7403106 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7345 CAMEO CIR $235,000 1,365 $230,000 8/17/2018 Private 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conv entional 172.16 0.98 113.86 D6100615 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 3164 NEWMARK ST $237,900 1,844 $230,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conven tional 129.01 0.97 91.74 C7403142 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 320 WEBER TER $239,900 1,200 $245,500 8/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence C onventional 199.92 1.02 149.97 C7402588 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 3406 BRIANT ST $239,900 1,897 $239,900 8/17/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conv entional 126.46 1 90.6 D5924109 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1720 WALDORF DR $239,900 1,862 $225,000 8/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cash 1 28.84 0.94 86.41 C7242665 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 98 VIVANTE BLVD #9828 $239,900 1,485 $229,000 8/20/2018 Community 2 2 0 2007 Condominium Conven tional 161.55 0.95 154.21 N6100936 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 11900 DE LEON DR $242,900 1,876 $220,800 8/22/2018 Private 3 2 1 1994 Single Family Residence FH A 129.48 0.91 72.78 C7400364 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21306 COTTONWOOD AVE $249,900 1,784 $245,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residen ce FHA 140.08 0.98 C7400227 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3302 BELLEVILLE TER $256,450 2,240 $253,950 8/17/2018 None 4 2 0 Single Family Residence Conven tional 114.49 0.99 C7403600 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 27066 PARATINS DR $259,700 1,761 $259,700 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cas h 147.47 1 103.38 C7247754 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 7116 MIKASA DR $269,500 1,846 $255,000 8/17/2018 Private 4 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Con ventional 145.99 0.95 106.47 A4401491 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 4188 EASTLAKE CT $269,900 1,607 $260,000 8/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence V A 167.95 0.96 112.41 D6100540 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1125 CLEARVIEW DR $279,900 2,064 $266,700 8/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residen ce Cash 135.61 0.95 95.42 N6100988 Sold NORTH PORT 34289 2447 ARUGULA DR $289,000 1,701 $277,000 8/17/2018 Community 2 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence C ash 169.9 0.96 116.39 C7249749 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18482 HOLLY AVE $289,000 2,346 $270,000 8/21/2018 Private 4 2 1 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 123.19 0.93 81.28 C7402818 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2457 COLOGNE LN $299,000 1,790 $290,000 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Co nventional 167.04 0.97 107.81 D6100864 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 9065 BANTRY BAY BLVD $299,000 2,122 $287,000 8/17/2018 Private 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 140.9 0.96 97.69 C7402663 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 2413 JASMINE WAY $304,900 1,946 $287,000 8/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Co nventional 156.68 0.94 105.05 D5921658 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 301 TALQUIN CT $317,700 2,060 $317,700 8/16/2018 Community 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Con ventional 154.22 1 113.06 C7242347 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 160 APPIAN ST $319,900 2,760 $295,000 8/17/2018 Private 4 3 0 1993 Single Family Residence C onventional 115.91 0.92 72.62 C7400561 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2373 MAURITANIA RD $320,000 2,275 $306,000 8/17/2018 Private 4 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence Conventional 140.66 0.96 C7400224 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 13441 PALAU CIR $320,000 1,490 $302,500 8/17/2018 Private 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 214.77 0.95 C7244950 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3081 COLLINGSWOOD BLVD $339,999 2,299 $345,000 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Re sidence VA 147.89 1.01 102.43 C7402011 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5147 BLUE HERON CIR $344,900 2,036 $344,900 8/17/2018 Private, Comm 3 2 0 2010 Single Family Res idence Conventional 169.4 1 132.81 C7249652 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 706 SANTA MARGERITA LN $399,000 1,826 $372,500 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Resid ence Cash 218.51 0.93 159.87 C7402353 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2524 RYAN BLVD $399,900 1,719 $379,000 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cas h 232.64 0.95 148.8 C7249694 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 787 ELLICOTT CIR NW $399,900 2,019 $385,000 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 198.07 0.96 109.59 C7230779 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2275 PALM TREE DR $424,500 1,995 $424,500 8/20/2018 Private 3 3 0 1967 Single Family Residence Conventional 212.78 1 138.45 D5922482 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 9200 ARRID CIR $429,000 2,688 $429,000 8/16/2018 Private 4 3 1 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 159.6 1 114.86 C7404637 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 330 W MCKENZIE ST $465,000 1,899 $465,000 8/20/2018 None 3 2 1 2016 Single Family Residence Con ventional 244.87 1 146.64 N5914921 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 35 SAINT JOHN BLVD $474,000 3,186 $460,000 8/16/2018 Private 3 3 0 1994 Single Family Residence C onventional 148.78 0.97 101.1 D6101273 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2079 SILVER PALM RD $474,900 2,431 $459,900 8/16/2018 Private, Comm 3 3 0 2001 Single Family Res idence Cash 195.35 0.97 C7232529 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 3419 SANDPIPER DR $474,900 2,405 $461,000 8/17/2018 Private 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 197.46 0.97 139.32 D6101241 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 1934 FORKED CREEK DR $489,900 1,887 $480,000 8/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 259.62 0.98 173.54 D6100393 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 15308 ALSASK CIR $574,900 2,133 $565,000 8/21/2018 Private 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 269.53 0.98 176.73 C7238410 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 2301 MANGROVE RD $575,000 2,813 $550,000 8/22/2018 None 2 3 0 1976 Single Family Residence Sell er Financing 204.41 0.96 68.85 C7250028 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 5071 LA COSTA ISLAND CT $589,900 2,537 $565,000 8/16/2018 Private 4 2 0 1988 Single Family Resi dence Cash 232.52 0.96 178.23 D6100835 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 6510 MANASOTA KEY RD $3,195,000 4,659 $3,000,000 8/17/2018 None 3 4 1 1999 Single Family Residenc e Cash 685.77 0.94 330.03 C7400834 SLD 7611 RATAN CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE 672 $89,000 2 1 0 1977 Community Mobile Home Cash 8/16/2 018 $137.65 $132.44 0.96 D6101513 SLD 1504 FAIRLESS RD ENGLEWOOD 34223 OVERBROOK GARDENS 1,038 $118,000 2 2 0 1969 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/ 15/2018 $113.68 $113.68 1 N6101259 SLD 740 TANGERINE WOODS ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,143 $117,500 2 2 0 1986 Community Mobile Home Cash 8/14/201 8 $113.65 $102.80 0.9 D6100665 SLD 71 W LANGSNER ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 GOULDS ADD 616 $110,000 2 1 0 1957 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/1 7/2018 $210.88 $178.57 0.85 D6101103 SLD 3364 GOLDFINCH LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 GASPARILLA PINES 1,104 $129,000 2 2 0 1980 None Mobile Home Cash 8/15/2018 $122.28 $116.85 0.96 A4215078 SLD 6309 CUTLER TER PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 914 $137,000 2 2 0 1973 Community Single Family Resid ence FHA 8/13/2018 $151.97 $149.89 0.99 A4214825 SLD 6800 PLACIDA RD#143 ENGLEWOOD 34224 FIDDLERS GREEN 02 PH 02 BLDG 01 1,092 $140,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condomini um Cash 8/13/2018 $132.78 $128.21 0.97 C7248988 SLD 6280 BROOKRIDGE ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 1,301 $158,000 2 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/14/2018 $121.45 $121.45 1 D6101362 SLD 5413 COLFAX TER PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 1,323 $170,000 3 2 0 2009 None Single Family Residenc e Conventional 8/15/2018 $124.72 $128.50 1.03 D6100761 SLD 751 WATERSEDGE ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,403 $155,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Manufactured Home Cash 8/16 /2018 $117.61 $110.48 0.94 D5923413 SLD 6431 CONISTON ST PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 1,427 $169,000 3 2 0 1979 Community Single Family Re sidence Conventional 8/17/2018 $118.43 $118.43 1 D6100881 SLD 165 BOUNDARY#165L ROTONDA WEST 33947 AL LAGO VILLAGE 1,188 $167,000 2 2 0 2004 Community Condominium Conventional 8/10/2018 $146.04 $140.57 0.96 D6101355 SLD 730 ORCHARD LN ENGLEWOOD 34223 ORCHARD HAVEN SUB OF BLK 1 1,176 $170,000 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/16/2018 $152.21 $144.56 0.95 D6100731 SLD 550 DENBURN CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 SMITHFIELD SUB 1,166 $169,000 2 2 0 1964 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/15/2018 $153.52 $144.94 0.94 D6100794 SLD 12 OAKLAND HILLS PL ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS 1,336 $171,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/17/2018 $134.66 $127.99 0.95 N5915965 SLD 750 W PERRY ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD OF 2,963 $199,000 4 4 0 1952 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8 /14/2018 $72.56 $67.16 0.93 D6101200 SLD 405 CYPRESS FOREST DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 PARK FOREST PH 1 1,542 $227,000 2 2 0 1987 None Single Family Residence VA 8/17/2018 $147.21 $147.21 1 D6101124 SLD 612 LINDEN DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 FOXWOOD 1,381 $220,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Cash 8/13/2018 $166.47 $15 9.30 0.96 D5922260 SLD 1098 IOWA AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 BAY-VISTA BLVD SEC/ENGLEW 1,767 $229,900 3 2 0 1981 None Single Family Residence VA 8/14/2018 $130.11 $130.11 1 N6100694 SLD 7428 BRANDYWINE DR ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 65 1,652 $212,000 3 2 0 1998 None Single Family Residence C onventional 8/15/2018 $139.83 $128.33 0.92 C7251548 SLD 99 SPORTSMAN RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR 1,852 $262,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 8/17/2018 $146.81 $141.47 0.96 D5923117 SLD 851 N ROTONDA CIR S ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW 1,895 $280,000 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family R esidence VA 8/13/2018 $152.51 $147.76 0.97 C7246354 SLD 284 ROTONDA BLVD E ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH 2,015 $283,500 3 2 0 2004 Private Single Family Re sidence Conventional 8/13/2018 $143.87 $140.69 0.98 D6100864 SLD 9065 BANTRY BAY BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 SHAMROCK SHORES 2,122 $287,000 3 2 1 2006 Private Single Family Residence Ca sh 8/17/2018 $140.90 $135.25 0.96 N5916066 SLD 20 SPORTSMAN LN ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR 1,870 $285,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 8/16/2018 $159.89 $152.41 0.95 D5921658 SLD 301 TALQUIN CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 PARK FOREST SUBDIVISION 2,060 $317,700 3 2 0 2018 Community Single Family Residenc e Conventional 8/16/2018 $154.22 $154.22 1 T3112345 SLD 14170 KEYSTONE BLVD PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 2,344 $320,000 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family R esidence Conventional 8/14/2018 $139.08 $136.52 0.98 C7250118 SLD 226 ARLINGTON DR PLACIDA 33946 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD 1,904 $315,000 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/15/2018 $178.52 $165.44 0.93 D5923589 SLD 1074 BOUNDARY BLVD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY 2,044 $352,500 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Re sidence Conventional 8/17/2018 $171.23 $172.46 1.01 A4404982 SLD 1751 BEACH RD#206 ENGLEWOOD 34223 SANDPIPER KEY BLDG 08 1,070 $359,000 2 2 0 1982 Community Condominium Cash, Con v 8/15/2018 $335.51 $335.51 1 D5922482 SLD 9200 ARRID CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 081 2,688 $429,000 4 3 1 2006 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 8/16/2018 $159.60 $159.60 1 N5914921 SLD 35 SAINT JOHN BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE 3,186 $460,000 3 3 0 1994 Private Single Family Residence Conventi onal 8/16/2018 $148.78 $144.38 0.97 N6101026 SLD 1711 LARSON ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 MANASOTA GARDENS 2,308 $470,000 3 2 1 1990 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/ 13/2018 $210.14 $203.64 0.97 D6100835 SLD 6510 MANASOTA KEY RD ENGLEWOOD 34223 MANASOTA ACRES 4,659 $3,000,000 3 4 1 1999 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/17/2018 $685.77 $643.92 0.94 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSML# STATUS CITY ZIP CODE ADDRESS LIST PRICE AREA SOLD PRICE SOLD DATE POOL BE FB HB BUILT PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS LP/ SQFT SP/LP LP/SQFT ML# STATUS ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQ FT SP/LPCHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORS OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 A4405287 Sold 51 MAC EWEN DR #7 1 1 0 1990 Windsor Lodge At The Oaks Condominium Cash 147.06 0.92 8/15/2018 $87,500 FALSE N5909146 Sold 113 KENWOOD AVE 2 1 0 1990 Nokomis Manor Natures Park Single Family Residence FHA 94.61 0.94 8/13/2018 $93,000 FA LSE N6100558 Sold 1738 CARIBBEAN CIR #4 1 1 0 1967 Caribbean Villas Condominium Conventional 114.53 0.98 8/14/2018 $108,000 FALSE A4401618 Sold 207 RUBENS DR #A 2 2 0 1983 Sorrento Park Condominium Conventional 103.88 0.96 8/17/2018 $134,000 FALSE N5916549 Sold 365 THREE LAKES LN #K 2 2 0 1983 Mission Lakes Condominium Cash 132.52 0.91 8/14/2018 $141,000 FALSE A4404005 Sold 841 ROSEDALE RD 2 2 0 1978 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA 173.81 1 8/14/2018 $150,000 FALSE D6100789 Sold 934 NANTUCKET RD 2 2 0 1995 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 151.62 0.93 8/17/2018 $168,000 FALS E U8001744 Sold 900 GARDENS EDGE DR #924 2 2 0 2006 Magnolia Park Condominium Conventional 137.57 1 8/17/2018 $169,900 FALSE A4206556 Sold 815 MONTROSE DR #202 2 2 0 1998 Gardens Of St Andrews Park Condominium Conventional 145.92 0.96 8/15/2018 $170,00 0 FALSE N6100596 Sold 319 DEGAS DR 3 2 0 1975 Sorrento East Single Family Residence Cash 108.3 0.95 8/13/2018 $182,600 FALSE N6100604 Sold 134 PADDINGTON RD 3 2 0 1961 Venice East Single Family Residence Cash 105.87 0.94 8/15/2018 $187,500 TRUE A4408305 Sold 2901 POPPY RD 2 2 0 1989 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 169.68 0.99 8/16/2018 $188,000 FALSE A4406723 Sold 1280 QUEEN RD 2 2 0 1987 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 175.28 0.95 8/14/2018 $190,000 FALSE N6101011 Sold 592 LINDEN RD 2 2 0 1981 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA 142.02 0.98 8/15/2018 $195,000 FALSE A4404318 Sold 1151 SOUTHLAND RD 2 2 0 1970 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 159.87 0.98 8/17/2018 $200,000 FALSE N6100971 Sold 3050 SUNSET BEACH DR 2 2 0 1973 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 182.28 0.87 8/13/2018 $200,325 TRUE N5916404 Sold 99 SANDHURST DR 3 2 0 1993 Venice East Single Family Residence Cash 129.03 0.96 8/13/2018 $220,000 FALSE A4411194 Sold 526 CASAS BONITAS DR 2 2 0 1980 Casas Bonitas Single Family Residence Conventional 164.19 1 8/15/2018 $232,000 FA LSE N6100382 Sold 2349 BAL HARBOUR DR 3 2 0 1975 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash 129.98 0.96 8/15/2018 $235,000 FALSE A4410820 Sold 4223 FRONTIER LN 2 2 0 2018 Not Applicable Condominium Cash 192.93 1.09 7/30/2018 $240,000 FALSE D6100485 Sold 1319 PINEBROOK WAY CT 2 2 0 1981 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence Conventional 154.7 0.93 8/16/2018 $256,5 00 FALSE N6100951 Sold 8997 EXCELSIOR LOOP 3 2 0 2018 Rapalo Single Family Residence Cash 153.7 0.99 8/13/2018 $256,990 FALSE N6100428 Sold 600 SAN LINO CIR #614 2 2 0 2016 San Lino Condominium Cash 168.3 0.97 8/13/2018 $257,000 FALSE N6100866 Sold 976 HARBOR TOWN DR 3 3 0 1989 Chestnut Creek Villas Single Family Residence Conventional 146.34 0.93 8/17/2018 $2 70,000 FALSE N5916592 Sold 261 ALFERO WAY 3 2 0 2016 Villages of Milano Single Family Residence Cash 193.37 0.98 8/13/2018 $274,000 FALSE A4407176 Sold 504 CANAL WAY 3 3 0 1959 Nokomis Acres Single Family Residence Conventional 139.35 1.11 8/16/2018 $276,600 FALSE A4407139 Sold 110 RUBENS DR 4 2 0 1978 Sorrento East Single Family Residence Conventional 135.42 0.91 8/16/2018 $287,500 TRUE T3114360 Sold 20920 VALORE CT 4 3 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Conventional 154.73 0.92 8/17/2018 $314,406 FALS E D6100104 Sold 141 AVENS DR 3 2 0 2016 Windwood Single Family Residence Cash 177.46 0.94 8/15/2018 $315,000 FALSE N5912405 Sold 905 GIBBS RD #4 2 2 0 1964 Tarpon Center Villas Condominium Cash 331.26 0.91 8/15/2018 $320,000 FALSE N5916032 Sold 328 BERMUDA CT #8 3 3 0 1998 Bermuda Club West At The Plantation Single Family Residence Conventional 166.5 0.98 8/15/2018 $334,000 FALSE A4214729 Sold 205 MARCHENO WAY 3 2 0 2018 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 190.66 0.99 8/17/2018 $336,317 FA LSE N6101608 Sold 19357 NEARPOINT DR 2 2 0 2018 Venice East Single Family Residence Conventional 200 1 8/17/2018 $337,793 TRUE N6101054 Sold 2190 CHENILLE CT 3 2 0 2007 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 160.68 0.97 8/14/2018 $340 ,000 TRUE N6101021 Sold 1410 POWERS WAY 3 2 0 1997 Waterford Single Family Residence Cash 150.92 0.93 8/15/2018 $351,200 TRUE N6100792 Sold 2185 NETTLEBUSH LN 4 3 0 2010 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 177.47 0.98 8/13/2018 $3 56,000 TRUE N5916107 Sold 1541 WATERFORD DR 3 2 0 1991 Waterford Single Family Residence Cash 170.56 0.97 8/17/2018 $357,500 TRUE T3125593 Sold 2525 NORTHWAY DR 3 2 0 1981 Venice Acres Single Family Residence VA 148.88 1.04 8/17/2018 $364,000 TRUE N5916653 Sold 1720 KILRUSS DR 3 2 0 1990 Waterford Single Family Residence Conventional 162.08 0.99 8/14/2018 $365,000 TRUE N6100642 Sold 117 WADING BIRD DR 3 2 0 2005 Blue Heron Pond Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 181.16 0.99 8/13/2018 $3 75,000 TRUE T2937852 Sold 11610 TAPESTRY LN #61 3 3 0 2018 Renaissance Single Family Residence Cash 161.54 0.99 8/16/2018 $391,900 FALSE N5916345 Sold 1115 HIGHLAND GREENS DR 3 2 1 1997 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Cash 143.17 0.95 8/ 15/2018 $395,000 TRUE N5916703 Sold 595 ASTON WOODS CT 3 2 0 1993 Park Estates Single Family Residence VA 179.41 0.94 8/17/2018 $399,000 TRUE A4214368 Sold 119 SEA ANCHOR DR 3 3 0 1981 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 184.78 0.98 8/15/ 2018 $420,000 TRUE N5916319 Sold 501 BARCELONA AVE #E 3 2 1 2003 Sunset Villas Of Venice Condominium Cash 271.88 0.95 8/14/2018 $435,000 FALSE N5917077 Sold 4438 VIA DEL VILLETTI DR 4 3 0 2005 Venetia Single Family Residence Conventional 189.45 0.98 8/16/2018 $510,000 T RUE N5915956 Sold 149 PORTOFINO DR 3 3 0 2004 Venetian Golf & River Club Single Family Residence Cash 206.65 0.95 8/14/2018 $522,00 0 TRUE N6100980 Sold 209 MARTELLAGO DR 3 3 0 2007 Venetian Golf & River Club Single Family Residence Conventional 197.87 1 8/17/2018 $ 575,000 TRUE N5915786 Sold 425 SPADARO DR 3 2 0 1983 Golden Beach Single Family Residence Conventional 380.15 1 8/16/2018 $590,000 FALSE A4208187 Sold 5820 JAMILA RIVER DR 4 3 0 2014 Lemon Bay Estates Single Family Residence Conventional 394.04 0.94 8/14/2018 $1,4 95,000 TRUEML# STATUS ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PR ICE POOL Y/NSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERS CONTINUEDWASHINGTON (AP) „ Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department said Thursday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 last month, down from 638,000 in June and 654,000 in May. Despite the slowdown, new-home sales have risen 7.2 percent year-to-date. Steady hiring gains and signs of stronger economic growth have boosted demand for housing. But higher mortgage rates and a tight inventory of homes on the market has made affordability a challenge for many would-be buyers. The Northeast suffered a steep 52.3 percent plunge in sales, while sales in the South „ the largest regional new-home market „ slipped 3.3 percent. Sales rose in the Midwest and West. The average sales price has risen 5.8 percent from a year ago to $394,300. This increase re”ects a shift toward more expensive properties: 60 percent of the new homes purchased in July cost more than $300,000, up from 56 percent in 2017. Existing home sales have also slipped over the past four months, the National Association of Realtors said in a separate report Wednesday. Existing homes „ a larger share of the real estate market than new construction „ sold at an annual pace of 5.34 million in July, a decline of 0.7 percent from June. Buyers looking at properties worth more than $500,000 have plenty of options, and sales at that price point and above are rising, the Realtors said. But sales of homes worth less than $250,000 are ”at or falling. While hiring has been robust this year, in”ation has eaten away at average wage growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Homebuyers also face higher borrowing costs as the interest charged on a 30-year, “xed-rate mortgage averaged 4.53 percent last week, up from 3.89 percent a year ago, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.US new-home sales fell 1.7 percent in July OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES KIRKPLANKitchens&Baths*NOT VALID WITH OTHER OFFERS. 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ANY OF THESE PETITIONS MAY BE CONSIDERED AS SOON AS THE MEETING COMMENCES. COPIES OF SAID PETITIONS WITH COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS AND SUBSEQUENT STAFF REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (18400 MURDOCK CIRCLE) AND ALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES. ADOBE PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (.pdf) FILES OF ALL PETITION PACKETS AND AN AGENDA WILL BE PLACED AT THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS: http://www.charlottecounty” .gov/boards-committees/ pz/Pages/Meeting-Agendas.aspxALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THESE PUBLIC HEARINGS. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SPEAK; THERE WILL BE A FIVE-MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR EACH CITIZENS PRESENTATION ON AN AGENDA ITEM. IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT A STAFF PERSON AT ANY TIME IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING(S). PLEASE CALL 941-764-4903 AND MENTION THE PETITION NUMBER OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS.PETITIONS PP-18-07-06 Quasi-judicial Commission District I Banroc Corporation has requested Preliminary Plat approval for a subdivision to be named, Babcock Ranch Community Phase 1A Town homes, consisting of 25 single-family lots. The site is 3.92 acres, more or less, and is located south of Bermont Road, north of the b order with Lee County, east of Babcock Ranch Road, and west of the border with Glades County, in Section 31, Township 42S, Range 26E, in Commission Di strict I PA-18-07-33 Legislative Commission District I An Ordinance pursuant to Section 163.3187(1)(C), Florida Statutes, adopt a Small-Scale Plan Amendment to change Charlotte Count y Future Land Use Map Series Map #1: 2030 Future Land Use, from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM); for property located at 1351 Duncan Road, in the Punta Gorda area, containing 297,983 square feet (6.84 acres); Commission District I; Petition No. PA-18-0 7-33; applicant: Help-N-Store All Storage, LLC; providing an effective date. Z-18-07-34 Quasi-Judicial Commission District I An Ordinance pursuant to Section 125.66, Florida Statutes, amending the Charlotte County Zoning Atlas from Manufactured Home Co nventional (MHC) to Commercial General (CG); for property located at 1351 Duncan Road, in the Punta Gorda area, containing 297,983 square feet (6.84 acres); Commission District I; Petition No. Z-18-07-34; applicant: Help-N-Store All Storage, LLC; providing an effective date. Z-18-04-22 Legislative Commission District I An Ordinance amending Charlotte County Code Chapter 3-9, Zoning, by amending Section 3-9-47 Charlotte Harbor Community Developm ent Code; deleting existing Section 3-9-47(d), Development review procedure, revising existing Section 3-9-47(f)(7)b. to delete ref erence to review of development applications by the Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee, deleting existing Section 3-9-47(f) (14), and adjusting the numbering of the Section to re” ect these revisions; providing for con” ict with other ordinances; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. Applicant: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Z-18-07-32 Quasi-Judicial Commission District III An Ordinance pursuant to Section 125.66, Florida Statutes, amending the Charlotte County Zoning Atlas from Planned Development to Residential Estate 5 (RE-5) (18.96 acres) and Residential Estate 1 (RE-1) (1 acres); for property located at 6530, 6600, 6640 and 6650 San Casa Drive, in the Englewood area; containing 19.96 acres; Commission District III; Petition No. Z-18-07-32; Applicants: Lake Hurst Holdings, LLC, San Casa Investments, LLC and Casa Sand, LLC; providing an effective date. Z-18-07-38A Land Development Regulations Table of Contents Legislative Countywide An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, revising the Table of Contents of the Countys Land Development Regulations by amending Chapter 3-9, Zoning, Article I, In General, to add new Section 3-9-10.1, Development of Reg ional Impact (DRI) Development Order (DO) Amendment Process and Procedure, new Section 3-9-10.2, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Development Order (DO) Monitoring Report, and new Section 3-9-10.3, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Residential Developmen t Right Assignment; providing for con” ict with other ordinances; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. Applicant: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Z-18-07-38B Legislative Countywide An Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, amending Chapter 3-9, Zoning, by creating a new Sectio n 3-910.1, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Amendment Process and Procedure; providing for Intent; providing for initiation of p roposals for amendments; providing for written petition; providing for noti“ cation; providing for standards for approval; providing for Board of County Commissioners action on P&Z Board recommendations; providing for notice of decision; providing for withdrawal of application; p roviding for postponement of scheduled public hearings by applicant(s); providing for con” ict with other Ordinances; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. Applicant: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. An Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, amending Chapter 3-9, Zoning, by creating a new Sectio n 3-9-10.2, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Development Order (DO) Monitoring Report; providing for the requirement of monitoring repo rt; providing for con” ict with other Ordinances; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. Applicant: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. An Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of Charlotte County, Florida, amending Chapter 3-9, Zoning, by creating a new Sectio n 3-9-10.3, Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Residential Development Right Assignment; providing for requirements of residential develo pment right assignment; providing for con” ict with other Ordinances; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date. Applicant: Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Countys functions, including access to and participation in meetings, programs and activities. FM Sound Enhancement Units for the Hearing Impaired are available at the Front Security Desk, Building A of the Murdock Administration Complex. Anyone needing other reasonable accommodation or auxiliary aids and services please contact our of“ ce at 941.743-1381, TDD/TTY 941.743.1234, or by email to David.Lyles@CharlotteCountyFL.goPublish: August 26, 2018


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENTThe pawnbroker has guns to sell. The pusher has a deal to make with anyone, the younger the better. The payday loan guy will gladly advance you something to tide you over … at a price. Social services will always be just out of reach. All those elements will be in play when a Community Poverty Simulation is held Tuesday at the Baker Early Learning Center in Punta Gorda. The program, facilitated by Alecia Cunningham, social services director for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, is a role-playing exercise designed to help participants begin to understand the reality faced by low-income families.Ž Seventeen volunteers gathered Tuesday at the Homeless Coalition to receive training for the simulation, which will include employees of the Baker Center representing low-income families. Each of the volunteers at the Homeless Coalition were given a role to play in the exercise. One will be a banker, another a grocery store clerk, a utility collector, social services representatives, police of“cer, drug dealer and so on. During training, participants were briefed on tasks they will be expected to perform during the exercise. For instance, the person representing InterFaith ServicesŽ will provide shelter, food vouchers, transportation passes, child care and references to other agencies. The person representing illegal activities will have one task: perform or encourage various illegal activities in the neighborhood such as robberies or selling drugs. Each family member is also given instructions,Ž Cunningham said. Theyre given a list of things they have to accomplish during that month. If they dont accomplish all their goals, theyre going to have a consequence.Ž The circumstances and interplay of the participants can result in everything from getting evicted for nonpayment, to coming up short on utilities, to being unable to take advantage of social services, to turning to the friendly neighborhood drug dealer for a side job. This is not the homeless. This is not the vacant-eyed wandering with their hands out. This is people who live paycheck to paycheck, one big bill away from going down big time. Its the working poor, the ones who cant seem to get ahead, who live in the tyranny of the moment. Its true life stuff,Ž Cunningham said. It teaches how people live their life in poverty. A lot of people dont understand what people in poverty go through. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERGirl Scouts make it their mission to be go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders and, on Saturday, local public “gures gathered to help empower the young members. The Power of G.I.R.L. expo at the Punta Gorda Womens Club was this years kick-off event and featured guests such as Punta Gorda Mayor Rachel Keesling, Punta Gorda Police Department Chief Pamela Davis and Rebecca Grim, Fire Inspector for the Punta Gorda Fire Department. The kick-off event happens every year but we always change the theme,Ž said service unit manager Christie Knighting. We just wanted to empower the girls and encourage them to see that they can do careers that are typically male-dominated. We want to teach them that the sky is the limit and you can do anything you put your mind to.Ž Mary Anne Servian, Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast CEO and former Sarasota mayor, was also in attendance and emphasized the importance of young girls seeing women role models. Its important to start them young. The girls are the leaders of their groups. They “ll the roles of treasurer, secretary, their cookie sales teach them about business, money and community service,Ž she said. Many of the girls agreed that Girl Scouts has helped them grow, both as individuals and as members of their community. I started because Id always been interested in ways to earn scholarships but Ive de“nitely learned a lot more. We learn why recycling matters, why helping your community matters,Ž said Jazlyn Roy, a Girl Scout volunteer at the event. Girl Scout Brittany Tarman added: It teaches you that doing your best is the most you can do. Going out and helping your community does a lot more than you think.Ž Keesling and Grim also emphasized the importance of young women increasing community involvement through public service. I am hoping to encourage them to create their own path, being involved in Girl Scouts is a great way to “nd opportunities to explore new things,Ž said Keesling, who was a Girl Scout herself. Members of the PGFD in attendance also noted that professions like theirs can always use more women. The “eld we work in is predominately male. Females have a lot to offer and we want to reach out and bring them in as much as we can. Having a diverse group of men and women would be a huge bene“t,Ž Grim said. PGFD volunteer “re“ghter/EMT Bithja Lafaille added: Were here to show other women that they can do anything men can do.Ž Though girls ”ocked to the public service booths set up, even attendees who expressed interest branching into more creative careers found the event and Girl Scouts in general extremely useful. Jackie Malenzi and Madison Knott, Senior Girl Scouts in Troop 707, hope to open a bakery together someday and note that business skills taught in the program and the annual cookie booth fundraiser give them experience they will need in the future. Cassie Dingler, an Ambassador in Troop 32 attended the event to meet other scouts and form connections between her and the “elds represented, though she hopes to go into creative writing in the future. Its important for women to write. The more we share, the more we educate people. Its a very important role in society,Ž she said. Overall, speakers were blown away by the girls curiosity and eagerness to learn about all the different “elds. They all had great questions, even if they werent necessarily interested in the medical “eld,Ž said nurse practitioner with Florida Cancer Specialists Wendy Straitwell. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida wants every girl to know that, when it comes to her future, the possibilities are limitless,Ž said Manager Lori Tomlinson. For more information on Girl Scouts and Girl Scout registration, visit kgleason@sun-herald.comLocal leaders join forces to empower Girl Scouts Jackie Malenzi and Madison Knott, Senior Girl Scouts, attend Saturdays expo. SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONFamilies gather at the Power of GIRL expo on Saturday. Jazlyn Roy and Brittany Tarman volunteer behind the cookie booth. MORE INFORMATIONGirl Scout information sessions will be held at the following locations: Aug. 27, Deep Creek Elementary cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Myakka River Elementary cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Kingsway Elementary cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Boys and Girls Club (Port Charlotte) common room, 6:30 p.m. ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY LICENSE # AL13053 EQUAL HOUSINGO P P O R T U N I T Y 7374 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224 941.698.2600 HAVE YOU HEARD?HERITAGE OAKS IS ALMOST FULLThe staff is so helpful here. They are friendly and are always there when I need them. Theres always some type of fun activity or outing going on. I am so grateful for all the friends Ive made at Heritage Oaks!Ž Provided by: Richard C. Current Resident THANK YOU ENGLEWOOD & CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF LUXURY SUITES AVAILABLECALL OR COME BY TODAY FOR A TOUR OF OUR COMMUNITY adno=54540870 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDANOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2018-45, Ordinance No. 2018-46, Ordinance No. 2018-47, Ordinance No. 2018-48, and Ordinance No. 2018-49 will be read for “ rst reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida, with the second and “ nal reading to be held on Thursday, September 20, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida ORDINANCE NO. 2018-45 (FY 2018-19 Tax Millage) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION AND CERTIFICATION OF AN AD VALOREM MILLAGE RATE FOR THE 2018-19 FISCAL YEAR; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-46 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A NON-DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, ADOPTING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET AND PROGRAM; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS OF APPROPRIATION AND THEIR PAYMENT; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND RE-APPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-47 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A FIRE RESCUE DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2019; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS OF APPROPRIATION AND THEIR PAYMENT; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND REAPPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-48 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A ROAD AND DRAINAGE DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2019; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS OF APPROPRIATION AND THEIR PAYMENT; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND REAPPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2018-49 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A SOLID WASTE DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2019; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND PROVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ITEMS OF APPROPRIATION AND THEIR PAYMENT; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS AND REAPPROPRIATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. These meetings will be held in the North Port City Chambers, North Port Florida in public session on the date, time and location speci“ ed to consider the following Ordinance and proposed passage thereof: The proposed Ordinances may be inspected by the public at the Municipal Building during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. All interested parties may attend the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinances. No stenographic record by a certi“ ed court reporter is made of these meetings. Accordingly, anyone seeking to appeal any decisions involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence a t these meetings upon which any appeal is to be based. Kathryn Peto Interim City ClerkPublish … August 26, 2018 and September 9, 2018adno=50520453


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy CHAD GILLISFORT MYERS NEWS-PRESSTheres a third type of algae lurking in local waters. The good news is that its not toxic. The bad news is that it can impact marine life and put off an unpleasant odor.Oscillatoria algaeWeve been seeing this really bright green species called Oscillatoria, and it seems to be prevalent based on the availability of new nutrients from decomposing “sh,Ž said Rick Bartleson, a water quality scientist for the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. You read that right: one type of algae, red tide, has caused massive “sh kills in Southwest Florida since October, and now the dead “sh are fueling a completely different species of algae. The algae can look like paint sprayed on a beach, or even appear as large brown chunks of ”oating organic material. It seems to be blooming in between the other two algae blooms, which have plagued this area since June. The red tide bloom has dumped millions of pounds of “sh on Lee County beaches and shorelines this month, and hundreds of sea turtles have died in Southwest Florida over the past three months. A blue-green algae bloom started on Lake Okeechobee in early June and quickly spread to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. Both the red tide and the blue-green algae in the river are toxic.Seen in CollierCollier County reported seeing similar conditions with Oscillatoria the non-toxic species. Red tide counts along the coast have ranged from background levels to 1 million cells per liter and higher. Fish kills and breathing irritation in humans can start when levels reach 10,000 cells per liter, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Bartleson said this new type of algae can be harmful though not toxic to the ecosystem because it keeps light from reaching seagrasses and causes oxygen levels to shrink.Beach hazard advisoryThe National Weather Service extended a red tide beach hazard advisory for Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties through Monday. Current levels will cause intense symptoms from the Tampa Bay area south to northern Collier County, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The University of South Floridas College of Marine Science predicts that the red tide will move generally north over the next three days.Another algae species blooming in SWFL waters adno=50537031 FOR THE BUSINESS WOMANCelebrate Your Accomplishments onSeptember 22, 2018American Business Womens DayThe Sun is once again publishing its Women in Business page. Each advertisement features a PHOTOGRAPH and BIO (Subject to Editing) of the business woman herself and her achievements. Its a way to showcase YOU and how YOUVE excelled in the world of business. It will publish on American Business Womens Day, September 22nd in the main section of the following editions of the Sun:Charlotte, Englewood & North PortIf you would like to join the celebration of Women in BusinessŽ please “ll out the form below and send it with your photo, payment and bio to the address below. AD SIZES AVAILABLE 3.25Ž X 2.25Ž (Approx. 50 words) $90 3.25Ž X 4.50Ž (Approx. 100 words) $150MAIL TO: Sun Newspapers Attn: Classifieds Department 23170 Harborview Rd. € Port Charlotte, FL 33980 eMail: mbernsen@sunletter.comName:Company Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone:Fax:YES! Id like to be a part of your salute to Business Women. I have enclosed my bio & photo I have enclosed my check DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 15 AT NOON adno=719290 PREPARING FOR THE FUTUREThrough disciplined academics we succeed in preparing children for high school and college.Now enrolling students for 2018-19 school year.CALL OR STOP BY FOR A TOUR TODAY!FREE TUITION | FREE BEFORE/AFTER CAREVENICE SKY ACADEMY 705 Center Road, Venice | 941-244-2626ENGLEWOOD SKY ACADEMY 881 S. River Road, Englewood | 941-999-4775 adno=54537394 adno=50539771 Where Shopping Makes Cents adno=505399462.26%APY*15 Month CD Special Great RateDont Wait!Open / sw”CDPort Charlotte 1950 Tamiami Trail 24100 Veterans Blvd. Punta Gorda 3855 Tamiami Trail1-844-901-6975 minimum deposit to open and is required to earn stated APY. Penalty for early withdrawal. counties: Charlotte, Desoto and Glades. Fees could reduce earnings. adno=50540163 adno=54537350


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Feeling FitPort Charlotte € Punta Gorda € North Port € Englewood € ArcadiaSunday, August 26, 2018www.yoursun.netDeath rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for American adults from 2000 to 2016, stated a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. The increase is particularly notable since it came even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Its not something were seeing a lot of in Charlotte County at this time,Ž said Dr. James Amontree, a boardcerti“ed gastroenterologist of the Center for Digestive and Liver Disorders in Port Charlotte, but it can be dif“cult to diagnose early. There may not be discernable symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. Those symptoms may include a lump or pain in the right side below the rib cage, swelling of the abdomen, yellowish skin, weight loss and internal bleeding. It is a very serious condition,Ž Dr. Amontree said. It starts in the liver, but can spread to the lungs and bones.Ž More than 70 percent of liver cancers are caused by underlying liver disease, such as cirrhosis, which has risk factors including obesity, smoking, excess alcohol consumption, and hepatitis B and C infection. Age and gender are other factors. The average age at onset of liver cancer is 63, and men are more By NICOLE VILLALPANDOAUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN (TNS)For those extroverted kids, going back to school can be exciting: tons of friends to see again. New ones to make. Things to look forward to, such as school events, hanging out before and after school, and the cafeteria at lunch. For those kids who are naturally introverted, socially awkward, on the autism spectrum, anxious, shy or whatever label you like, it can be very stressful. Cheryl Perera is a licensed clinical social worker for Baylor Scott & White Outpatient Mental Health in Round Rock and the mother of two such children herself. First, she wants kids to know that its OK to be an introvert. Its OK to be anxious about returning to school. Its OK to feel awkward. Parents should honor kids feelings and invite them to continue to share their feelings. She has some suggestions for making the back to school transition easier: € Model how to communicate. Give kids strategies for what to do when meeting someone new. Some tips she shares are to pay a compliment to the other person or ask a question about what they like to do to help “nd some common ground.Health & Hope DanMEARNSC Liver cancer death rates surging in U.S. By MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)Imagine a drug that could enhance a childs creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nations leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids arent told what to do,Ž said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms. Whether its roughand-tumble physical play, outdoor play or social or pretend play, kids derive important lessons from the chance to make things up as they go, he said. The advice, issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, may come as a shock to some parents. After spending years fretting over which toys to buy, which apps to download and which skill-building programs to send their kids to after school, letting them simply play „ or better yet, playing with them „ could seem like a step backward. The pediatricians insist that its not. The academys guidance does not include speci“c recommendations for the dosing of play. Instead, it asks doctors to advise parents before their babies turn 2 that play is essential to healthy development. It also advocates for the restoration of play in schools. Play is not frivolous,Ž the academys report declares. It nurtures childrens ingenuity, cooperation and problem-solving skills „ all of which are critical for a 21st-century workforce. It lays the neural groundwork that helps us pursue goals and ignore distractions.Ž When parents engage in play with their children, it deepens relationships and builds a bulwark against the toxic effects of all kinds of stress, including poverty, the academy says. In the pediatricians view, essentially every life skill thats valued in adults can be built up with play. Collaboration, negotiation, con”ict resolution, self-advocacy, decision-making, a sense of agency, creativity, leadership, and increased physical activity are just some of the skills and bene“ts children gain through play,Ž they wrote. The pediatricians appeal comes as American kids are being squeezed by escalating academic demands at school, the relentless encroachment of digital media, and parents who either load up their schedules with organized activities or who are themselves too busy or stressed to play. The trends have been a long time coming. Between 1981 and 1997, detailed time-use studies showed that the time children spent at play declined by 25 percent. Since the adoption of sweeping education reforms in 2001, public schools have steadily increased the amount of time devoted to preparing for standardized tests. The focus on academic skills and drillsŽ has cut deeply into recess and other time for free play. By 2009, a study of Los Angeles kindergarten classrooms found that 5-year-olds were so burdened with academic requirements that they were down to an average of just 19 minutes per day of choice time,Ž when they were permitted to play freely with blocks, toys or other children. One in 4 Los Angeles teachers reported there was no time at all for free play.Ž Increased academic pressures have left 30 percent of U.S. kindergarten classes without any recess. Such “ndings prompted the American PHOTO PROVIDEDWhen parents engage in play with their children, it deepens relationships and builds a bulwark against the toxic eects of all kinds of stress, including poverty, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Doctors orders: Let children just playHelp shy, socially awkward kids head back to school with these tips TNS PHOTOJoaquin Badgley-Finan is starting kindergarten; E.J. Ocampo is starting middle school. Those can be tough transition times, especially if your kid is an introvert.DAN | 10 SCHOOL | 5 PLAY | 5 Je nn ifer Gi l pi n ARNPis now accepting e patients in Port Charlotte Call today to schedule an appointment.Same day appoi nt me nt s a l so a v ai l ab l e !941-255-353519531 Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 www. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 Feeling FitPresident Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Elaine Schaefer 941-205-6409 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.By MARI A. SCHAEFERTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TNS)An unregulated herbal product that advocates say can relieve pain and help with opioid withdrawal has been linked to at least four deaths in the Philadelphia region, but with many authorities failing to track kratom poisonings, theres no way to know if there are more deaths related to the substance. Kratom, derived from the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree that is part of the coffee family, has gained popularity in recent years. It is sold online, in gas stations and in smoke shops, and is typically brewed as a tea, chewed, smoked or ingested in capsules. An estimated 3 million to 5 million people use kratom, according to the American Kratom Association, a Coloradobased nonpro“t founded in 2014 to promote the herbal product. It has become a billion-dollar business, according to the Botanical Education Alliance, another kratom advocacy group. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced in 2016 it would reclassify kratom as a Schedule 1 drug, similar to heroin or marijuana, a step other nations have taken. But the industry groups lobbied to keep it on store shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the active ingredient in kratom, mitragynine, is an addictive substance that acts on the brains opioid receptors „ and is indeed an opioid. Though touted as a stimulant (at low doses), sedative (at high doses), painkiller, and addiction therapy, kratom has no medical value, the FDA declared in February, and has been linked to at least 44 deaths nationally, though the agency admits tracking is haphazard. The kratom industry, meanwhile, disputes the FDAs science and data collection, insisting no one has died from kratom use. Still, there are troubling indicators that poisonings are on the rise. The American Association of Poison Control Centers has seen a sixfold increase in calls „ from 97 in all of 2016, to 635 so far in 2018 „ to its national hotline for kratom use. Since 2016, it has recorded 10 deaths associated with kratom, three for the product alone, others in combination with other substances. Such mixtures, scientists say, can be especially dangerous because many users dont think kratom could compound the impact of other opioids, making overdose more likely. NMS Labs, a nationally known forensic laboratory in Willow Grove, started testing for mitragynine about “ve years ago and is seeing more of it in postmortem toxicology cases, said vice president Barry Logan, a senior scientist. From January to June, there were 303 deaths in which mitragynine was found, often in combination with other opioids, he said. In Pennsylvania, OverdoseFreePA, a website that tracks overdose fatalities, reported there were 27 deaths in 2017 in which mitragynine was present. Thirty-seven of Pennsylvanias 67 county coroners contribute to the database. Since 2016, Bucks and Montgomery counties each have recorded a death that coroners attributed to mitragynine. Chester County found two deaths where mitragynine was listed as the sole cause of death. Those three counties, along with Philadelphia, have also found at least 19 other deaths where mitragynine was present in postmortem toxicology reports, alongside drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. Delaware County has not found mitragynine in any toxicology reports. New Jersey does not track mitragynine-involved deaths, according to the Department of Health. The most recent local death attributed to kratom occurred in Chester County on June 27. Caleb Sturgis, 25, was driving to work on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County when his car veered into the right lane, stuck a curb and ”ipped over. The coroner there ruled this month the West Chester man died from acute mitragynine intoxication.Ž There were no other drugs „ save an amount of caffeine equivalent to whats in a cup of coffee „ in his system. I remember (Caleb) very adamantly telling us (kratom) would be perfectly safe and not a problem,Ž said his father, Scott, an editor with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Caleb had struggled with opioid use in the past after the narcotics were prescribed for wisdom tooth removal but stopped using them a few years ago, his father said. Caleb began using kratom in the form of tea in fall 2016 after reading online that it was a safer stimulant than coffee, which gave him the jitters, said his mother, Lori Chernisky Sturgis. There were no dosing instructions on any of the kratom products he purchased online, she said. But his parents noticed that Caleb kept using more of the product, and was becoming cranky, irritable, nervous, and tired, Scott Sturgis said. I wish I had known more about it, because I would have nagged him and nagged him relentlessly,Ž his mother said. I cant bring him back. Its breaking my heart.Ž Montgomery County coroners listed Veronica Detwilers cause of death in May as multiple drug intoxication. She had cocaine, heroin, fentanyl „ and mitragynine „ in her system. Detwiler, 37, who also struggled with mental health issues, had been using opioids since she was a teenager, said her mother, Faith Detwiler, of Royersford. She had been in and out of rehab and tried 12-step meetings. She was even off all drugs for about two years, her mother said. I did not know she was using and I didnt know if she knew the risks,Ž Detwiler said. Brandon Jones was shocked when his brother, Ryan, 38, collapsed and died in May. He was equally surprised to “nd out that mitragynine toxicityŽ was listed as a cause of death along with hypertensive cardiovascular disease.Ž I took it myself,Ž Jones, of Downingtown, said about kratom. He described his brother as a homebodyŽ who didnt use drugs, alcohol or tobacco. He was a littleŽ overweight and had high blood pressure, but no other heart-disease history and worked out every day. Jones doesnt know why his brother was using kratom, which he purchased on the internet. He points out that you have to go through rabbit holes to “gure out what dose to take.Ž Yet he supports keeping kratom legal. I think this is the “rst alert here,Ž said Chester County Coroner Christina VandePol of deaths such as that of Ryan Jones. Most physicians are not aware of the product and wouldnt know to ask patients whether they are using it. Many users think of it as an herbal supplement, not a drug, and may not mention it to their physician, she said. I do think people should be concerned and should be looking for it,Ž she said. Bucks County has had a total of 13 cases where mitragynine has been found. It was the primary cause of death in two of those cases, said Joseph Campbell, county coroner. I think a lot of research needs to be done with this particular item,Ž he said. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been adamant in his criticism of kratom, with his agency issuing public health advisories and cautioning that kratom could expand the opioid epidemic. The American Kratom Association, meanwhile, says government science and data are incomplete, inaccurate, extrapolated and distorted.Ž Every time we look at how studies were done, weve found some glaring errors,Ž said David Herman, AKA chairman. He says his reviews show people died of heart attacks or cancer, not kratom. American citizens should have the right to consume what they want if it is not harmful,Ž he said. In 2016, 142,000 people signed a petition to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee asking that kratom not be listed by the DEA as a scheduled drug. Sixty-two members of the House and Senate wrote to the DEA in support of keeping kratom legal. But Daniel Fabricant, president of the National Products Association, an 82-year-old trade association, says he agrees with the government on this one. That is not a dietary supplement, it is a drug, always has been, always will be,Ž Fabricant said. The kratom industry is making this a political issue and not a science issue.Ž C. Michael White, professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut, said kratom has been so little studied, its properties and risks are not fully understood. Animal studies suggest its opioid effect could help treat pain. Respiratory depression has not been reported with kratom as with other opioids, he said, but it has been found to disrupt a liver enzyme that helps metabolize opioids, he said. For that reason, if drug users went off prescription narcotics or heroin in favor of kratom, but then went back to their previous drugs, kratom might be increasing the deadliness of the other opioids that you were taking.ŽPoisonings from kratom, sold as an herbal supplement, are rising, but no one knows how much PHOTO PROVIDEDKratom is an unregulated herbal product that has been linked to at least four deaths in the Philadelphia region. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 3By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTERMany people are aware of inversion training and the many benefits it offers. Unfortunately, securing these benefits are not always easy. Inversion exercises such as the headstand can prove harmful to a person with a weak or injured neck. Other people who might be affected negatively by such exercises are those possessing high blood pressure, a heart condition or an eye disease such as glaucoma. An exercise that is safer, less difficult to perform and offer benefits similar to the more popular inversion positions is the Fusion One seated forward bend. In addition to facilitating spinal flexibility, this posture has the potential to stimulate the kidneys, pancreas and liver; relieve constipation and gas; tone the abdominal organs and improve digestion. Benefits such as those directly related to inversion training are secured when specific changes or modifications are made to the basic forward bend position, presented in this article. To perform the exercise, sit comfortably in a chair while ensuring that your feet are about a shoulder width apart. Next, you bend the upper body forward and lower it between both legs. Continue lowering the body towards the floor. At the same time, reach for the floor with your hands and allow the fingers or palms to make contact if possible. Hold the position for as long as comfortably possible as you breathe slowly, deeply and rhythmically through your nose. When ready, raise the upper body back to the starting position. This exercise may not be suitable for persons with certain heart conditions. It should be performed cautiously by those with spinal and lower back problems. For additional information on this or other exercises of Fusion One, visit the Cultural Center of Charlotte Countys Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. You may also call 941-625-4175, ext. 263.Performing the seated forward bend of Fusion One PHOTO PROVIDED Regina Veach of the Fitness Center assumes the Seated Forward Bend position. Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver suapport groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register.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. Call George Baum at 941-7874151 for more information.At 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 941697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com and their website is found at http:// 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.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@comcast. net. SUPPORT GROUPS Its important to know who to trust with your health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been recogni zed as an accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQI P). is accreditation ensures that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. For more information on this accreditation, visit us at 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 € 941.624.8281 € FawcettWeightLoss.comadno=50538623


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018By MICHELE MUNZST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (TNS)ST. LOUIS „ Using an easy eye exam, researchers at Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis were able to detect evidence of Alzheimers disease in patients before they had symptoms of the disease. The “ndings, involving 30 patients, were published Thursday in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. Scientists estimate that Alzheimers-related plaques begin accumulating in the brain two decades before the onset of symptoms. Physicians can use PET scans and lumbar punctures to detect the plaques, but the tests are expensive and invasive. Researchers have been looking for ways to detect the disease sooner and test drugs to intervene. We know the pathology of Alzheimers disease starts to develop years before symptoms appear,Ž said co-principal investigator Dr. Gregory Van Stavern, but if we could use this eye test to notice when the pathology is beginning, it may be possible one day to start treatments sooner to delay further damage.Ž Longer studies involving more people are needed, but if changes detected with the eye test can be used as markers for Alzheimers risk, it may be possible to screen people in their 40s or 50s, Van Stavern said. The 30 study participants had an average age in the mid-70s and were not experiencing symptoms of Alzheimers. Out of the study group, 17 had PET scans or lumbar punctures that showed evidence of accumulating plaques. The eye exams of all 17 also detected retinal thinning and large areas without blood vessels in the center of their retinas. The retinas appeared normal in patients whose PET scans and lumbar punctures were also normal. In previous studies, researchers examining the eyes of people who had died from Alzheimers reported the eyes of the patients showed signs of thinning in the retina and degradation of the optic nerve. In the new study, researchers used a technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors offices to measure thickness of the retina and optic nerve fibers. They added one component to the common test „ angiography „ which also allowed them to look at blood-flow patterns. In patients whose PET scans and cerebrospinal fluid showed preclinical Alzheimers,Ž Van Stavern said, the area at the center of the retina without blood vessels was significantly larger, suggesting less blood flow.ŽEye exam shows promise in predicting Alzheimers decades before symptoms TNS PHOTODr. Gregory Van Stavern, seated, and Dr. Rajendra Apte examine the eyes of a woman using technology that one day may make it possible to screen patients for Alzheimers disease years before symptoms begin. By MARIE MCCULLOUGHTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TNS)In 1990, scientists discovered a genetic mutation that turns an important light-sensing protein in the retina into a toxin that steadily destroys the ability to see in low light. Many similar mutations have been identi“ed since then, but there is still no way to treat or prevent the loss of night vision. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have used gene therapy to do just that in a canine version of the inherited retinal disorder. The success in six dogs paves the way for clinical trials in humans, perhaps in just a few years, and comes as gene therapy raises hopes for turning debilitating hereditary eye diseases into treatable conditions. The trailblazing blindness drug, Luxturna „ developed by Spark Therapeutics and scientists at Penn and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia „ was approved last December by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to restore some sight in a different inherited form of blindness. Gene therapy trials for a wide range of retinal diseases are underway worldwide. The new research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was conducted by Penns School of Veterinary Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine in collaboration with the University of Florida. This is a huge step forward. The study is a real tour de force,Ž said Stephen Rose, chief scien tific officer of Foundation Fighting Blindness, one of the funders of the research. We all know that what happens in animals doesnt always translate to (human) clinical trials. But I am very optimistic.Ž The light-sensing protein that turns destructive is called rhodopsin. Normally, this molecule „ located in the rod cells of the retina „ converts dim light into electric signals that the retina sends to the brain, which interprets them as images. But in mutated form, rhodopsin ruins the rod cells. Rhodopsin gene mutations account for about 20 percent of all cases of retinitis pigmentosa, a group of inherited retinal diseases that rob people of night and peripheral vision before progressing to blindness. That subset translates to an estimated 20,000 people in this country, Rose said. Over the past 20 years, rhodopsin mutations have basically de“ed gene therapy, which involves using an inactivated virus, called a vector, to ferry corrective genetic material into cells. One challenge has been the dominance of rhodopsin mutations; a person who inherits just one copy of the defective gene „ from a father or a mother „ develops the disease. Whats more, about 150 mutations have been identi“ed. Rather than try to “x them one by one, the ideal gene therapy would be one-treatment-“ts-all mutations. The Penn team accomplished that feat by disabling both the abnormal and normal copies of the rhodopsin gene „ so the speci“c mutation didnt matter „ while simultaneously providing a healthy copy to make the vital protein. Six dogs got the therapy injected into one eye, with the other eye serving as a comparison. Sophisticated tests showed the treatment suppressed the toxic rhodopsin, and enabled production of about 30 percent of the normal level of healthy rhodopsin in rod cells. That, in turn, enabled the transmission of light signals to the brain. In dominant diseases, gene therapy has been much more challenging because the mutation causes a toxic gain of function. It needs to be removed,Ž said Artur V. Cideciyan, an ophthalmologist at Penns Scheie Eye Institute and co-lead author of the paper. Now, with these results, we can start working toward treating these mutations ƒ in humans. A crystal ball is tricky, but we hope this could be (in human trials) in a couple years.Ž The latest advance was built on years of hits and misses. Initially, researchers hoped that knocking out the dogs rhodopsin gene „ without replacing it „ would be enough to protect the light-sensing rod cells. That approach turned out to preserve only the outer layer of the cells. Without another critical layer, where rhodopsin plays the essential role of capturing light and initiating vision, then the rods become useless,Ž explained co-lead author William A. Beltran, a veterinary ophthalmologist at Penns vet school. However, if you combine the knockdown with the replacement reagents, then ƒyou have functional photoreceptor cells.Ž Another strategy that failed involved injecting two viral vectors „ one to knock out the dogs rhodopsin gene and another to deliver the replacement. There was incomplete rod protection and treatment resulted in severe retinal complications,Ž the researchers wrote. The solution was to engineer a single vector to carry both genetic comp onents of the therapy. The key technology came from researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Although only six dogs received the novel gene therapy, it was safe and effective in all of them, and their night vision has been stable for more than eight months. For 38 years, weve known one of the most common causes of retinal degeneration, and yet weve had no success in treating it,Ž Cideciyan said. Because of that, we think this is exciting.ŽExperimental gene therapy saves night vision in dogs, paving the way for human testsPROVIDED BY STATEPOINTHave you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didnt because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the best care possible. Your doctors should feel like valued members of your family „ and you a part of theirs. Thats how I operate in my practice and what I aim to foster in my patients,Ž says Dr. Ken Redcross, who brings nearly 20 years of experience to his new book dealing with this subject, Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor.Ž Whether you have a new doctor or youve been at the same practice for years, your patient-doctor bond may be on faulty ground. But it doesnt have to be, suggests Dr. Redcross. He believes that by establishing these four essential qualities in your patient-doctor relationships, youll pave the way to receiving better care: € Trust. Trust is essential in any relationship, including the one with your doctor. There is no sharing without trust, and sharing is crucial when it comes to receiving the best possible care. € Communication. No relationship can be sustained without open and honest communication on both sides, but developing healthy communication habits takes practice, effort and willingness. € Respect. Respect is treating others with common courtesy, good social manners and appreciating each others humanity. This means respecting each others experience, knowledge and time. € Empathy. Empathy is the ability to sense another persons emotions and to be able to place yourself in his or her shoes, which is a valuable quality in a doctor. However, many ph ysicians strive for a state of concerned detachment,Ž which is the opposite of empathy. At the same time, patients can be more empathic, too, taking the time to consider everything their doctors may be dealing with on the day of their visit. Building a great relationship with your doctor leads to practical bene“ts, says Dr. Redcross. In dealings with his own patients, he “nds that great communication paves the way for better treatment. Recently, a patient of mine was dealing with muscle pain and we had a long conversation about different options. Initially, I recommended that she take traditional pain reliever with naproxen sodium every morning. However, by talking through all the options and what best “t her situation, including her overall medical history, preferences and more, we settled on using Arnica montana, a lower-risk plant-based pain reliever instead,Ž says Dr. Redcross. Feeling comfortable enough with your doctor to challenge a suggestion and have a long and complete conversation is key. Unfortunately, such discussions between patients and doctors are rare.Ž To learn more about the book, as well as about building better relationships with your doctors, visit, BondByDrRedcross. com. At a time when doctors visits seem more routine and formulaic than ever before, experts say that receiving individualized care is possible, and it all starts with building strong relationships with your health care providers.How to get better care from your doctor PHOTO PROVIDEDTrust is essential in any relationship, including the one with your doctor. Ricardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology 941.505.0400 The Best of Charlotte for the Past 10 Years!We offer a complete range of audiology services for our clients including the following: We participate in most insurance programs adno=50538593100 Madrid Blvd Suite 214 Punta Gorda, FL 33950www.harboraudiology.netRicardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology We participate in most insurance programs


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 5Provided by TIFFANY BRIGGSENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITALEnglewood Community Hospital recently welcomed a new Chief Medical Of“cer, Paul Chupka, D.O. Dr. Chupka “rst joined Englewood Community Hospitals team in 2015 as Site Medical Director Inpatient Services for Envision Physician Services. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Medical Executive Committee at Englewood Community Hospital and has served on several hospital committees that have positively impacted patient care. Dr. Chupka earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency training at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. In addition, he has held positions as Chief of Internal Medicine and Chief of Critical Care for Heidelberg Army Community Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany. Being asked to assume the Chief Medical Of“cer position was very humbling. During my time here, I have seen the hospital grow yet maintain its small community charm. For me, it feels like home and the staff are like my extended family. I am very excited to take on a larger role in leadership and believe going forward the hospital can achieve more than it already has. My goals as CMO are to lead the facility beyond its current accomplishments and to excel further in patient quality, patient care and improve the overall patient experience, making the hospital the best in the region,Ž states Dr. Paul Chupka. Dr. Chupka has served in a variety of leadership roles in Virginia and Germany. He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience, and leadership to this role. Our team looks forward to working with Dr. Chupka to continue to provide exceptional care to our community,Ž Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO.Englewood Community Hospital announces new chief medical officer CHUPKA€ 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 nonpro“t locations and some done to support are nonpro“ts. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: https:// 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 “ YOGAAug. 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 services to help you get started. Free. Call 866534-7909 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 & NOTES€ Give kids talking points. Have them “gure out their hobbies or interests so they have something to talk to other kids about. € Be supportive, but not a “xer.Ž If they have a rough day, sympathize with them, then ask open-ended questions to get them talking. Ask them what they think they could do differently the next day and have them come up with their own ideas. € Honor their feelings and invite them to continue to share their feelings with you. You can share a time when you felt awkward or nervous. € Have a 504 plan or an individualized education plan if you need it. Things such as autism and anxiety can qualify a child for special services. Schools often have social emotional learning classes for kids who struggle with talking to their peers. € Have an emotional safety plan. Help them anticipate what could happen with friendships and what their responses will be. Give them strategies for what happens when they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Where will they go? What will they do? Which adult will help them? € Find a supportive other adult. For kids, they might need a psychologist to talk to, but they also could have a trusted teacher, scout leader or parent of a friend to talk to as well.SCHOOLFROM PAGE 1 Academy of Pediatrics to issue a policy statement in 2013 on the crucial role of recess in school.Ž Pediatricians arent the only ones who have noticed. In a report titled Crisis in the Kindergarten,Ž a consortium of educators, health professionals and child advocates called the loss of play in early childhood a tragedy, both for the children themselves and for our nation and world.Ž Kids in play-based kindergartens end up equally good or better at reading and other intellectual skills, and they are more likely to become well-adjusted healthy people,Ž the Alliance for Childhood said in 2009. Indeed, new research demonstrates why playing with blocks might have been time better spent, Yogman said. The trial assessed the effectiveness of an early mathematics intervention aimed at preschoolers. The results showed almost no gains in math achievement. Another playtime thief: the growing proportion of kids time spent in front of screens and digital devices, even among preschoolers. Last year, Common Sense Media reported that children up through age 8 spent an average of two hours and 19 minutes in front of screens each day, including an average of 42 minutes a day for those under 2. This escalation of digital use comes with rising risks of obesity, sleep deprivation and cognitive, language and social-emotional delays, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned in 2016. Yogman acknowledged that many digital games and screen-based activities can nurture some of the same areas that kids get through free play: problem-solving, spatial skills and persistence. But in young kids, especially, they are often crowding out games of make-believe, not to mention face-to-face time with peers and parents, Yogman said. I respect that parents have busy lives and its easy to hand a child an iPhone,Ž he said. But theres a cost to that. For young children, its much too passive. And kids really learn better when theyre actively engaged and have to really discover things.Ž The decline of play is a special hazard for the roughly 1 in 5 children in the United States who live in poverty. These 14 million children most urgently need to develop the resilience that is nurtured with play. Instead, Yogman said, they are disproportionately affected by some of the trends that are making play scarce: academic pressures at schools that need to improve test scores, outside play areas that are limited or unsafe, and parents who lack the time or energy to share in playtime. Were not the only species that plays,Ž said Temple University psychologist Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. Dogs, cats, monkeys, whales and even octopuses play, and when you have something that prevalent in the animal kingdom, it probably has a purpose.Ž Yogman also worries about the pressures that squeeze playtime for more af”uent kids. The notion that as parents we need to schedule every minute of their time is not doing them a great service,Ž he said. Even well-meaning parents may be robbing them of the opportunity to have that joy of discovery and curiosity „ the opportunity to “nd things out on their own.Ž Play may not be a hard sell to kids. But UCLA pediatrician Carlos Lerner acknowledged that the pediatricians new prescription may meet with skepticism from parents, who are anxious for advice on how to give their kids a leg up in the world. They should welcome the simplicity of the message, Lerner said. Its liberating to be able to offer them this advice: that you spending time with your child and letting him play is one of the most valuable things you can do,Ž he said. It doesnt have to involve spending a lot of money or time, or joining a parenting group. Its something we can offer thats achievable. They just dont recognize it right now as particularly valuable.ŽPLAYFROM PAGE 1Caregivers Support GroupPort Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, hosts a caregiver support group from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is free and is open to any caregiver dealing with a care-receiver with any debilitating disease. There are no requirements to join the group. For more information, contact Mike Boccia at 941-815-6077.Cancer 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.Breastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the “rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, Arielle.Ball@FLHealth. gov or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee.thumm@gmail. com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307.Courage Over CancerGulf Cove United Methodist Churchs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are speci“c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could bene“t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018Florida Skin Center Named A Best Company to Work for in FloridaFlorida Trend magazine has added Florida Skin Center to its 10th annual list of best small companies within its rankings of the Best Companies To Work For In Florida. The four-location pediatric/ adult dermatological facility was named number four out of 40 “rms that make up said category. The list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend and is now available at This is the second consecutive year that Florida Skin Center earned a spot on the top 100 lineup of small, medium and large employers. Last year, Florida Skin Center was named number 36 out of 37 “rms. Florida Skin Centers 2018 results were based on a two-part assessment „ an Employer Bene“ts & Policies Questionnaire and an Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Survey „ conducted by Florida Trends Best Companies Group. For the “rst time, the questionnaire largely consisted of yes/no questions for a quicker turnaround, and the survey required respondents to include their birth year as a way of categorizing employee responses by generational groupings, such as millennials and baby boomers. The questionnaire was distributed to collect information about company policies, practices and demographics, while the survey consisted of statements to be answered on a “ve-point agreement scale, as well as open-ended and demographics questions. Based on the size of the company, Best Companies Group analyzed and categorized all Florida Skin Center employees, according to a list of eight core focus areas. They ranged from leadership and planning, to corporate culture and communications, to role satisfaction, and work environment. Also, results from the questionnaire and survey were still combined and analyzed for ranking purposes. Florida Skin Center was eligible for consideration, since it is a privately held, for-pro“t business in the State of Florida, with 40 employees, for the past 17 years. This honor comes less than three months after the opening of Florida Skin Centers fourth location in Punta Gorda, as well as less than one month after completing 971 free skin examinations. These complimentary skin checks resulted in 44 skin cancer detections and “ve melanoma discoveries. The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. Best Companies Group managed the registration, survey and analysis and determined the “nal rankings. For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, go to BestCompanies.Chanting for PeaceIn honor of the UN International Day of Peace and Fall Equinox, The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, invites the public to, Chanting for Peace, from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. Join in chanting the sacred sound of OM 108 times. Chanting OM three times in a yoga class is bene“cial, but chanting OM 108 times, in a community of people who believe peace is possible, is a powerful and memorable event. A short discussion exploring the meaning of OM and the relevance of 108 will be held followed by the chant then followed by nine minutes of silence to absorb the vibrations of this powerful mantra. This event is free and open to all. For more information, visit www. or call 941505-9642.Neuro Challenge Foundation for ParkinsonsVenice Parkinsons Wellness Club: In-Home Assessments for Safety and Better LivingŽ featuring Cindy Anderson, OT; Jacaranda Trace Retirement Community, 2nd Floor Classroom, 3600 William Penn Way, Venice, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 6.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, 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 Benefit for the Peace River Wildlife CenterSeptember is Yoga Month and The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, is celebrating. Join us as we kickoff this special month with Augusts Community Class from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 29, in honor of the Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC). Class will open with an introduction by PRWCs veterinarian Dr. Robin Jenkins, highlighting PRWCs role in the care, preservation, and protection of our native wildlife. You will then be led through an all levels yoga class. This donation-based class is open to everyone and kicks off The Yoga Sanctuarys Yoga Month Bingo Challenge. All donations collected go directly to PRWC. For more information, visit or call 941-505-9642.Yoga month bingo challengeSeptember is National Yoga Month. During Yoga Month, designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, festivities occur across the country. Hundreds of studios, teachers, and students join in. Come celebrate with The Yoga Sanctuary and discover the transformational power of a consistent yoga practice. Participate in our monthlong game of Yoga Month Bingo and see the difference yourself! In addition to feeling stronger, more relaxed, and less stressed, you will also be supporting the Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC). The Aug. 29 Community Class at PRWC kicks off the Bingo game, which culminates with a celebration for all participants and supporters on Sunday, Sept. 30. Visit www. or call 941-505-9642 to learn more about this month long event.Fall Festival A fall festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, at Quality Health Care Center, 6940 Outreach Way, North Port. There will be food, games, face painting, baked goods and more. All proceeds bene“t the Walk to End Alzheimers disease. For more information, call 941-626-8411.Family-to-Family programFamily-to-Family, a free, 12-session educational program for family, partners and friends of adults living with mental illness will be offered by NAMI Sarasota County starting Friday, Sept. 7, through Nov. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Venice United Church of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Family-to-Family also offers skill-building workshops on problem-solving, communication and empathy. This life-changing program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. To register contact NAMI at 941-3769361 or email info@ NAMIsarasotacounty. org. Visit the website at for more information.Positive Aging SymposiumIf the expression You are what you eatŽ were true, would you be more of a Fruit Salad or a French Fry? This falls Positive Aging Symposium focuses on how you should be Putting Your Best Fork Forward through mindful eating, diabetes prevention, and “nding healthy foods on a “xed income. The Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at The Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. At the Positive Aging Symposium, Ellner will talk about what balanced lifestyle habits would look like … both what would be on your plate and what physical activity would be necessary. She will provide suggestions on small changes that you can get started with. Ellner will provide tips for tracking these, to help keep you on track. Tania Garcia from Green Living, Green Planet will provide a cooking demonstration of a vegetable pasta salad that attendees will be able to enjoy for lunch. Lunch is being sponsored by Byrski Estate & Elder Law, Charlotte Memorial, Solaris Healthcare Charlotte Harbor, Comfort Keepers, Helping Hands of SWFL, and Parkside Assisted Living & Memory Cottage. Following lunch, Ian Connell from the Florida Department of Children and Families will present information on SNAP bene“ts and other options for “nding healthy food on a “xed income. The cost to attend is $10. To register, visit unitedwaycc”.org or call 941627-3539. The “rst thirty registrants will receive a free cookbook. Additional giveaways and information on local resources will be available at the event.2018 Walk to End AlzheimersThe Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care support and research. Your organization can help lead the way as an event sponsor while increasing your organizations visibility in the community. Join the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimers on Oct. 6, at Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda. Registration starts at 8 a.m. To register or to become a sponsor, email, call 727-578-2558 or visit alz. org/walk.NAMI Family Support Group TrainingNAMI Sarasota County will offer statewide Family Support Group (FSG) Training on Oct. 6-7 in Sarasota. Prospective facilitators must be family members (parents, siblings, adult children, spouses or partners) of a person with mental illness. If you would like to train as a volunteer facilitator and can commit to co-facilitating a monthly support group, please consider this unique opportunity. Additional FSG facilitators are needed in Sarasota County, particularly for the Venice and North Port areas, and NAMI Sarasota County will cover the cost of training for applicants from Sarasota County. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. The groups provide an opportunity to gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. FSG is con“dential and provided free of cost to participants. For more information or an application contact Colleen Thayer, Executive Director, NAMI Sarasota County, at colleen@ or call 941-376-9361. NEWS & NOTES MEDICAL2030 $2000 Sign on BONUS!! SOLARIS HEALTHCARE is now HiringCNAs: Full Time Apply: CAREGIVER NEEDED IN HOME. Mon Friday. 4PM10PM. Pt Charlotte Area. 941-456-0603 Needa newJob? LookintheClassifieds! CNAs, HHAs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information COOK FULL TIME THEQUALIFIEDCANDIDATEMUST HAVEATLEAST2 YEARSLONGTERMCAREEXPERIENCEASA COOK. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, hosted a Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion. The therapeutic sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditative purposes.Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion The sounds of a crystal Practitioners GlassŽ, held by Edward Russel, drew Maureen Peters in for a closer listen, at the Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion Workshop, at the Yoga Sanctuary, in Punta Gorda. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDThe theory of Singing bowls was explained by Edward Russel, to Anita Stuart, at the Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion Workshop, at the Yoga Sanctuary, in Punta Gorda. Class was about to begin, and Jennifer French of the Yoga Sanctuary, sat down with Singing Bowl player, Edward Russel, at the Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion Workshop, at the Yoga Sanctuary, in Punta Gorda. In a quiet moment before class begins, Edward Russell, prepares his singing bowls for use, at the Tibetan Singing Bowl and Yoga Immersion Workshop, at the Yoga Sanctuary, in Punta Gorda.Lung cancer support groupThe 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. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or Matters support groupLung Matters support group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Call Port Charlotte Rehab Center for locations and more information at 941-235-8011.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 con“dential. For more information, call 941376-9361 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 941-376-9361 or visit the website at 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 941-376-9361 or visit the website at for more information.Neuro Challenge for Parkinsons patients and caregiversSt. Davids, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, is welcoming Neuro Challenge, a nonpro“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 „ i.e.: 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. SUPPORT GROUPS I have tried every diet and diet pill out there. I had some success but the weight came right back.When I reached size 18 and my mother was diagnosed with heart disease, I said enough is enough.I began my research and came across Dr. Weerasinghe at 248 lbs. I had my gastric sleeve surgery, and am now down 110 lbs. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 Provided by K AITLIN CANGRO SHERMAN, SPIRO & ASSOCIATESFlorida Skin Center has opened six specially-designed suites in the Mohs surgical center of its brand new Punta Gorda location at 329 E. Olympia Ave). These second-”oor suites are dedicated exclusively to Mohs micrographically-controlled surgery, used to treat skin cancer through the removal and microscopic examination of tissue margins. After the Mohs surgeon removes cancerous tissue, a histotechnician prepares the tissue for evaluation by the surgeon under the microscope. If cancer is still present, the surgeon will know exactly where it is and can target it precisely. Cancer is eliminated with the least possible damage to nearby healthy tissue and minimal scarring, while yielding a 97 to 99% cure rate. The majority of wounds are repaired immediately following surgery, all under local anesthesia. Patients are then free to leave the of“ce on their own. The two-story, 7,000-square-foot Punta Gorda of“ce opened in May and is Florida Skin Centers fourth location. Chetan Vedvyas, M.D., is the Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology and collaborated with Florida Skin Center on the design and layout of these specialty suites. He synthesized his Harvard Medical School training, Mohs surgical fellowship and experience as a Mohs surgeon to help Florida Skin Center develop suites that maximize patient comfort. The suites, which are reserved for patients in the same week as their scheduled consultation, range in size from 132 to 196 square feet. They include all necessary medical equipment and feature reclining chairs for companions, along with a refrigerator with cold beverages, freezer, microwave, and complimentary hot lunch and snack items. Mohs surgical patients, who typically spend two to three hours in these suites, have the option of listening to music or watching their favorite Net”ix and Hulu shows on a high-de“nition television. It was my mission to help Florida Skin Center create an environment conducive to pain-free surgery and maximal comfort. Empathy with the patients experience guides us in our facility and process design, from the art we hang on the walls to the fact that our patients „ whom we refer to as our guests „ stay in their rooms for the whole procedure,Ž said Dr. Vedvyas. The result is private suites that raise the standard for the dermatology industry here in Charlotte County and beyond.Ž The building and all suites within have been newly renovated with a spa-like feel and decorated with high-end “nishes throughout, matching the dcor of Florida Skin Centers three other Southwest Florida locations. Patients are welcomed to the of“ce with a warm towel and essential oil diffusers. For more information, call Florida Skin Centers Punta Gorda of“ce at 239-316-4773.Florida Skin Center opens Mohs surgical suites PHOTO PROVIDEDFlorida Skin Center has opened six specially-designed suites in the Mohs surgical center of its brand new Punta Gorda location. By DAVID FRESETHE KANSAS CITY STAR (TNS)While waiting for a bus to take her home from work, Mona Randolphs head felt like it was going to split open. She had a fever, chills. The sights and sounds of the world intensified. Her nerves were on edge. She was 20 years old, three days into a new job and three months away from getting married. It was 1956. A year before, the government had approved a vaccine for polio, but children were the priority recipients. As an adult, Mona was thought to have been at little risk. Today, she has limited use of her right arm, though the fine motor skills needed to feed herself or write letters have left her in recent years. She hasnt had the use of her left arm for more than 60 years. She gets around in a wheelchair. Before she got sick, she loved playing piano. Sheet music stored in the piano bench often was her first stop when visiting friends homes. Sometimes she still feels Beethovens Moonlight SonataŽ in her fingertips. When she describes her initial symptoms in 1956, she even discusses it in musical terms. Everything was off-key,Ž she said. I couldnt stand to hear people talking in the kitchen. Theyd whisper and it would hurt my ears. I couldnt stand any light. Mom put blankets over the windows.Ž After her bus trip home that day, she weakened more and more over the next several hours. On the second or third day, she couldnt breathe. Doctors at St. Lukes immediately put her in an iron lung. They happened to have one in the basement because people were not using them much then,Ž she said. For many years, she was able to live without the iron lung. Mona compares the paralysis to being trapped in the body of a newborn „ except a baby can at least flail its arms and kick its legs. Becoming so dependent on others was a blow to an independent young woman in the prime of her life. After her initial hospitalization, she received treatment at Warm Springs, Ark., the same facilities where President Franklin D. Roosevelt was treated. When fellow patients gained more muscle use than she did, she was discouraged and depressed. Then there were those who were just left behind. Over time, and with the unwavering support of family and friends, she was able to regain some semblance of an independent life. In the 1980s, post-polio syndrome worsened her condition to the point where she had to go back to the iron lung at night. She describes breathing „ something most of us dont give a second thought „ as an effort of concentration, like lifting weights. Six nights a week, Mona Randolph sleeps up to her neck in a long, noisy, airtight, 75-yearold iron tube „ one of only three iron lungsŽ known to still be in use in the U.S. Its a 6-foot-long immersive breathing apparatus that looks something like an industrial oven or, as Randolph calls it, her yellow submarine.Ž During the day, she uses a modern respirator „ a CPAP machine „ but those supposed improvements in technology have their own problems. For one, they force air into her lungs. Hardly a comfortable feeling. And, though she and husband Mark Randolph own three of the contraptions, ones almost always on the fritz. The iron lung, on the other hand, creates a negative pressure inside that allows Monas chest to expand and contract more naturally. Getting into the machine every night takes more than an hour. It requires assistance from Mark, plus at least one friend, volunteer or hired hand. Someone has to help Mona dress for bed. Someone has to get her into the sling that hoists her from her bed and swings her across the ceiling of her Waldo home and over to the 700-pound machine. Someone has to cover her with blankets for warmth, adjust her arms and head and legs so shes comfortable „ a wrist resting on a pajama button in the wrong place can cause a fitful nights sleep. Then someone has to tighten the seal around Randolphs neck and turn on the half-horsepower machine that powers the thing, as it chug-chug-chugs all through the night like a slow-idling lawn mower. In the morning, someone has to repeat the process in reverse after she wakes up. This has been her routine for about 36 years. Despite all this effort, she has one word for being sealed up in the machine for the night: Relief.Ž She wont say much of her intended fiance from when she was younger, only that he drifted away.Ž Mark and Mona met at a church dinner more than 30 years ago, and they may have discovered the secret to complete marital harmony. She gets the thermostat,Ž Mark said. I get the remote control.Ž In the movie of their lives, their meet cuteŽ moment came in the 1980s, when she was a sort of house mother for young women at their church and he was new in town. The women hosted dinners Friday nights for the young men who attended church. Free spaghetti and the company of the opposite sex; its easy to see the appeal for a young bachelor. Before each meal, the weekly tradition was to hold hands and say grace. Without thinking about it, Mark reached over with his right hand and did something few had done before: He grabbed her paralyzed left hand. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 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.Port Charlotte Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupThe group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at 2370 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. RSVP Linda Milo at 941-255-5043.Sex Addicts AnonymousSex Addicts Anonymous is a 12-step support group for those who are struggling with sexual compulsion and/ or emotional dependency. No dues or fees. The meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. Mondays in Englewood and 7 p.m. in Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-222-0539 or email support groupA stroke support group will be held at 1 p.m. on the last Friday of each month at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Executive Dining Room, 21298 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte.Substance abuse support groupThe Substance Abuse support group meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lifeworks Substance Abuse Services, 4678 Tamiami Trail, Suite 105, Port Charlotte. Contact George at 941-979-5023 for more information.TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)The Punta Gorda Chapter meets at 9 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at the South Punta Gorda Heights Civic Association, 11200 1st Ave., Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-575-1161 or visit topschapter0828.wordpress. com or on Facebook: Tops Chapter 0828. Womens cancer support group Celebrate Life womens cancer support group meets at 10 a.m. on the “rst Wednesday of each month at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. There typically is a speaker. Lunch at a Punta Gorda restaurant follows the meeting. Contact either Diane Mabye at 941-5757746 or Sara Benson at 941-575-6765 to learn a little more about Celebrate Life. To submit information about your support group, email the details to FeelingFit@sun-herald. com. SUPPORT GROUPSThe chefs of Assisted Living and Rehab Facilities in Charlotte County were showcased on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center. As a bene“t for the Friendship Centers of Charlotte County, the chefs were judged by local celebrity chefs in various categories.Friendship Centers of Charlotte County benefit brings out culinary talent Culinary Assistant Amanda Huber, of Parkside Assisted Living and Memory Cottage, stood by trays of Parmesan Panko Encrusted Chicken, at Charlottes Sr. Living Top Chefs, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. Standing in front of a table full of Deep Fried Deviled Eggs with Bourbon Bualo Bacon was, from left, Cassie Monnier, Roxanne Depolito and Monica Luther, at Charlottes Sr. Living Top Chefs, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, on Thursd ay, Aug. 16 in Punta Gorda. Chef Don Brown of Heritage Oaks presented a Seared Tuna with Hoisin Sauce, with Seasoned Seafood Salad, Pickled Ginger and Wasabi Marscapone, on Endive. Heritage Oaks won “rst place for Cold Appetizer, and the Peoples Choice Award. Lemon, Lime, and Orange Citrus Mousse, was served by Richard Bouvier (left), and Executive Chef Scott Levin, of Bayfront Health, at Charlottes Sr. Living Top Chefs. Judge Chef Keith Farlow announced the top Desert Winner at Charlottes Sr. Living Top Chefs, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, on Thursday, Aug. 16, in Punta Gorda. From the left: Chef Sue Randall of La Fiorantina, Elana Uttaro (standi ng), of Trilogy, Chef Keith Farlow, of Farlows on the Water, and Chef Jason Osbourne, of Charlotte Technical College. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARD Chef Sue Randall of La Fiorantina, congratulated team Heritage Oaks Assisted Living Center, for their 1st-Place winning Cold Appetizer; Seared Tuna with Hoisin Sauce, with Seasoned Seafood Salad, and Pickled Ginger and Wasabi Marscapone, on Endive, From the left: Chef Sue Randall, Chef Don Aldridge, and Chef Don Brown. at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, in Punta Gorda. 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? For more information on zinc and your denture adhesives visit adno=50538605


Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018The Be the Solution Convention program was held for those who have or wish to make conscientious lifestyle choices to create a better world for people, animals and the environment. The program consisted of a networking hour with vendors and nonpro“t organizations, various demonstrations, healthy skin care workshop, dance performances, live music, yoga ”ow class, vegan sushi rolling and speakers throughout the day.Becoming the solution FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIA Karen James of Solutionary Events, right, reads the ingredients of Zevia soda to Englewood residents Joanne Bowers and Helen Pettersen. Keep Charlotte Beautiful had an information booth at the convention where representatives Chris Depass, Marc Johnson, April Depass and Alexandra Rene were on-hand to answer questions. Arielle Vasger, 11, participates in painting rocks. North Porters Ashley Besemer and Brandon Blackwell, left, discuss homemade elderberry syrup with Dawn Danner and Tiany Dennis. Logan Wolfe and Emily Grammatico peruse T-shirts available for sale during the event. Kevin Layton, event coordinator for Solutionary Events, welcomes those in attendance. Leslie Brown and Michael Weisensee, representing Protect Dogs: Vote Yes on Amendment 13,Ž stand with Mo, a 4-year old retired, racing greyhound at the event. likely to develop liver cancer than women, by a ratio of 2 to 1. I think the main reason for the increase in liver cancer incidence and death rate in the U.S. is the increase in the prevalence of excess body weight and hepatitis C virus infection in baby boomers,Ž said Dr. Farhad Islami, scienti“c director of cancer surveillance research at the American Cancer Society. Dr. Amontree agreed while adding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, including a subset known as steatohepatitis. It is marked by fatty liver with in”ammation, which may progress to scarring and cirrhosis. The damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use,Ž he said. At its most severe, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure.Ž As for Hepatitis C, this major contributing factor has been called the Silent DiseaseŽ because people can live with it for decades with no symptoms w hile the virus continues to damage their liver. By the time symptoms appear, liver damage is often advanced. That would account for an increase in incidence of the liver cancer among older individuals who received blood transfusions and organs before 1992 (when blood transfusions and organ transplants were routinely screened for hepatitis C). Liver cancer mortality was greatest in those 75 and older, followed by those 65 to 74 and 55 to 64, according to the CDC report. Thats one reason the CDC recommends everyone between the ages of 45 and 65 be tested for Hep C,Ž Dr. Amontree noted. Physicians for years have lobbied for Hep C screening to be covered by insurance, and the Affordable Health Care Act includes such a provision. Medicare will cover Hep C screening tests if your primary care doctor or practitioner orders them. At the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic in Port Charlotte, Drs. Mark Asperilla and David Klein have had success treating Hep C with Epclusa, a medication manufactured by Gilead Pharmaceuticals and approved by the FDA for Hep-C in June of 2016. We have helped hundreds of people avoid liver cancer,Ž said Dr. Klein. Liver cancer treatments vary. They include removing part of the liver, liver transplant, chemotherapy and in some cases radiation. Localized treatments and targeted drug therapy have also proven effective for liver cancer Dr. Amontree, who has been in practice locally for 27 years, is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, and Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. The Center for Digestive and Liver Disorders at 2400 Harbor Blvd., Suite 9, Port Charlotte, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the phone number is 941-764-6664. For more information, visit the doctors website at Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1 We Care About Your KidsServing Port Charlotte for Over 22 Years We Offer Programs for the Entire FamilySummer Specials:*1 FREE Week of Traditional Tae Kwon Do Classes Sign Up for 1 Year and get 10% OFF *Summer Program3 Months Unlimited Attendance $80.00 PER MONTH *Tae Kwon Do Aerobics Starts 6/4 Classes on Mon, Wed and Fri @ 7pm, Sat @ 1pmRegistration is Now Open for After School Martial Arts Program 1700 Tamiami Trail, Unit E5, Port Charlotte FL 33948 941-624-5200 We C are About Your Kid s Serving Port Charlotte for Over 22 Years World Martial Arts Academy 2016adno=50539764


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 31 By JAMIE L. LAREAUDETROIT FREE PRESSMcConnell Trapp has a special set of skills. He can hack into cars and control aspects of them from his computer. Trapp, 39, who has a law degree and speaks Japanese ”uently, started hacking cars about 16 years ago. He used a computer, some various vehicle spare parts, a turbocharger and the help of few good friends to increase the 120 horsepower normally found in a 1995 Honda Civic sedan to almost 300 hp. It was a lot of trial and error,Ž said Trapp, who admitted he blew up a lot of engines.Ž Today, Trapp is director of Speed Trapp Consulting in to in“ltrate car computer systems and uncover potentially dangerous ”aws that would make them vulnerable to someone with malicious intentions Troy. He works as a legal technoŽ consultant. He is one of the good guys who uses his ability. But if he were a bad guy, he knows how he could compromise several cars at once. Cars in operation today. Id walk into a dealership. I would see if they have a WiFi router designated for customers and gain access into that “rst,Ž he said. Then, if the dealerships service department server is hooked into the main system, hed in“ltrate the service departments storage database that the technicians use for vehicle diagnostics. From there its as easy as inserting a fakeŽ update resembling other “les for vehicles and infecting multiple cars there for service. Hypothetically, I could make a running engine turn off, or render other aspects of the car either useless, or just make it appear as though the vehicle constantly needs service or recalls when it actually doesnt,Ž he said. Thats the danger, thats the scary part.Ž Its that threat associated with vehicle technology that is driving many auto companies and other industries to increasingly look to hire hackers with ethics like Trapp, called white hatŽ researchers. Those hackers can identify cybersecurity ”aws and thwart nefarious actions of black hatŽ hackers. But “nding white hat hackers to hire is incredibly hard, personnel experts said. First, few people have those skills. Then, they must be vetted to make sure they have both the technological acumen and the moral compass for the job. The need for them is outpacing the thin supply. Hackers for hire Typically, computer hacking is associated with a person or a group with malevolent intentions. The hacker gains unauthorized access to a computer and a technology dependent system to do harm. In the 2017 movie, The Fate of the Furious,Ž for example, actress Charlize Therons character hacks into every self-driving car in New York City, takes remote control of them and causes mass chaos and destruction. Depending on which hacker you talk to, some, such as Trapp, say such a movie scenario is unlikely in real life, especially if a human is still needed to turn on a car. Others say, though, that we are almost to a point where that could happen. General Motors is leading the way in developing autonomous cars. It has promised to bring them to market in urban areas in a taxi-like platform next year. But the fear of scenarios such as the one in the movie, as well as a desire to keep customers information protected in regular cars, is ratcheting up the need for the company to hire white hat researchers. GM launched a new program this summer called Bug Bounty. It took GM years of forming relationships with white hat hackers. GM will now bring those hackers to Detroit and pay them a hefty bounty or cash payment for each bugŽ they uncover in any of GM vehicles computer systems. Fiat Chrysler has had a Bug Bounty program in place since 2016. It pays white hat hackers up to $1,500 each time they discover a previously unknown vulnerability in vehicle software. Last year, GMs self-driving unit, Cruise, hired famous car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. The two, dubbed the Cherokee BrothersŽ by Trapp and others in the hacking community, gained fame in 2015 when they proved they could remotely stop a Jeep Cherokee.GM approachGM conducts its cybersecurity using a three-prong approach: It hires third-party companies that employ white hat hackers, it has its own hackers on staff and it has the Bug Bounty program. GM and Cruise employ 25 to 30 white hat hackers on staff today compared with “ve to 10 in 2013, said Jeff Massimilla, GMs vice president of Global Cybersecurity. GM has about 450 people dedicated to all other aspects of cybersecurity across the company, he said. As we continue to get more connected and into AV, we will want to increase that number of white hat researchers,Ž said Massimilla. Massimilla declined to say how much GM is investing to hire cybersecurity personnel, but he said, Its an extremely high priority, were well funded and well resourced.Ž GM relies on its threeprong approach because of the shortage of white hat hackers, he said. Plus, many dont want to work for one company. Hacking a Camaro is pretty darn exciting, hacking an autonomous vehicle is pretty darn exciting „ but its tough to attract that talent because theyre just not there or they want to do it through bounty programs where they can work from home and have ”exibility,Ž said Massimilla.High priceMore than half of employer demand related to connected and self-driving cars is for workers in data management, cybersecurity and information technology, said the 2017 Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Skills Gap Analysis by the Workforce Intelligence Network. In 2015-16, there were 10,344 total job ads placed for CAV-related employment, and 5,400 of those ads were for jobs in data management and cybersecurity, the report said. And, as demand rises for such skilled workers, the supply remains ”at, thus in”ating salaries. The average salary for CAV jobs in 2014-15 was $89,616. In 2015-16 that rose to $94,733, the WIN report said, citing data from Burning Glass Technologies. Theres a gap in demand for cybersecurity personnel, especially white hat hackers, versus the supply cuts across many industries. There also is in health care and insurance, said Bob Zhang, CIO of Strategic Staf“ng Solutions in Detroit, which works to “nd contract workers to “ll such roles for its clients. The supply is really low right now. By 2020, the job gap will be 2 million jobs. That means 2 million un“lled openings in cybersecurity,Ž Zhang said. You cant just teach hacking. It requires a whole lot of knowledge from IT and computer science ƒ you have to be the jack of all trades with a deep interest in systems networking.Ž Some organizations offer training courses to verify a hacker as a certi“ed ethical hacker,Ž he said. But most large corporations “nd it bene“cial to hire third parties staffed with white hat hackers for speci“c projects. If Im an IT manager, do I really want to handpick somebody and say, Carmakers struggle to hire hackers, the hottest job in the industryHACKERS | 2 adno=50540394 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!! 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Page 32 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 By AURORA PERCANNELLALOS ANGELES TIMESEight additional restaurant chains have committed to scrap policies that limit workers ability to move from one franchise to another in search of better wages and work opportunities, Washington state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson announced. In July, seven restaurant and fast-food chains, including Carls Jr. and Cinnabon, agreed to remove these rules from their franchise contracts. Now Applebees, IHOP, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Panera Bread, Churchs Chicken, Jamba Juice, Little Caesars and Sonic „ which, combined, have more than 15,000 locations nationwide „ have followed suit, Ferguson announced Monday. The decision is a result of Fergusons investigation into the food industrys nopoachŽ policies, which critics have long blamed for keeping wages low, hindering career mobility and inhibiting fair competition. Ferguson has cited antitrust laws, saying that businesses should compete for workers the same way as they compete for customers.Ž Under the provision, a Jamba Juice employee who lives in Cerritos and works at a franchise in Santa Monica, for example, could not get a job at a Jamba Juice franchise that is closer to home. And because the franchises know that their workers cant defect to other franchises in the same chain, they might have less reason to offer higher wages or other incentives to retain their workers. Companies have said the provision is meant to protect employers investments in training personnel. Businesses cant rig the system to avoid competition,Ž Ferguson said in a statement. Other fast-food companies that use nopoach provisions are now on the clock to accept a similar deal or face litigation from my of“ce.Ž The issue was raised last year by two Princeton professors, Alan Krueger and Orley Ashenfelter, who found that no-poach clauses in franchise agreements may have been a cause of a lack of wage growth in the United States. They said these rules affected 70,000 restaurants nationwide, the New York Times reported. Without no-poach clauses, workers can “nd jobs that pay higher wages, are closer to where they live or offer better work hours, and companies gain access to a wider talent pool, Krueger said. Churchs Chicken, which has 63 locations in California, rarely had a reason to even think about invoking the clause, Executive Vice President Craig Prusher said in a statement. We want all current and prospective employees to know they are free to work where they choose.Ž The other seven companies whose agreements were announced this week did not respond to requests for comment. Under the agreements, the eight chains will immediately end the practice at all U.S. locations and stop adding no-poach clauses to new contracts. In Washington state, they will have 90 to 120 days to remove the clauses from existing contracts, while in the rest of the country, contracts will be modified as they come up for renewal. California is separately involved in a multistate effort to scrutinize information about no-poach practices in the restaurant and fastfood industry.  No poach provisions limit Californias economic potential and the growth of talented people in our robust workforce,Ž a spokesperson for California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said in a statement. These agreements prevent experienced workers from bargaining for better positions with better salaries.Ž The phenomenon is not unique to the food industry, and Krueger said he would like to see other kinds of businesses get rid of their no-poach clauses. Theyre also used in the janitorial and maintenance industry, in health and fitness, and in the automobile industry,Ž he said.Eight more restaurant chains are ending no-poach policies that limit workers options Im going to put all of this multibillion-dollar company in the hands of the people I hire? Or outsource it to a company that focuses on this type of service? Many do both.Ž The gap in cybersecurity job demand versus supply is probably the largest gap in the IT industrys history, Zhang said. Once the security world matures and the amount of security providers increase, the demand will even out,Ž he said.Creating the next generationSome colleges and universities offer courses in cybersecurity, but expanding that curriculum and recruiting younger people into vocational hacking courses to grow the talent pool cant happen fast enough to meet the soaring demand, said Jennifer Tisdale, director of connected mobility and infrastructure for Grimm. Grimm is a technology consulting company with a new car hacking labŽ in Sparta, Michigan. It uses white hat researchers for automotive clients as well as other industries. We need to hire 20-plus researchers in the next two years,Ž said Tisdale. I dont have time to wait for a college to structure a program for cybersecurity.Ž College programs might not be the full answer anyway, said Brian Demuth, Grimms CEO. Theres not a degree that should be created to do all of this, but there are things like extended learning that can help,Ž he said. Grimm, which has 46 employees scattered across the country, looks for people who have a fundamental view of computer scienceŽ and then trains, teaches and grows them from there, said Demuth. Demuth, 38, is a hacker himself with a computer science background and a passion for tinkering with cars. I was always interested in how things worked. I grew up the son of a Marine, and he was in the intelligence “eld, so there were always computers and amateur radios around,Ž said Demuth. My father was into mechanics and working on vehicles and making them start faster or stop faster. Thats what drove my passion into this.ŽThe Hacker StigmaPart of the dif“culty in recruiting hackers lies in the stigma surrounding the pursuit. Matt Carpenter, 44, is Grimms lead researcher dedicated to automotive, aerospace and energy businesses. Carpenter works with four other white hat researchers in Grimms car hacking lab. What I do and my team does is everything that can be done by an attacker,Ž Carpenter said. We do this so that we can bene“t the community and identify problems before someone with bad motives can do it.Ž When asked if he calls himself a hacker, he said, I like to be called a good guy, but theres no way to be considered a good guy by everybody and do what I do. Theres a great stigma around being a hacker.Ž Many people misunderstand the work white hat hackers do, which Carpenter said is vitalŽ to secure every car on the road. It takes a lot of deep knowledge and deep work,Ž said Carpenter. You cant pull me off for an hour or I will lose ground. I will do four hours, take a short break, and go back for four hours more. But its very interesting work.Ž The work can help automakers, for example, develop security initiatives such as over-the-air updates for “rmware, said Carpenter. Those updates would allow a carmaker to “x a bug via a secure update across thousands of cars without having to do a recall. Carpenter and Trapp are adept at reverse engineering a cars system to “nd bugs or develop security points. But in doing so, Trapp reluctantly admits, he is a hacker. As I look for that problem in a vehicle or system and “nd vulnerabilities, I try to see if I can re-create it,Ž said Trapp. And, thats hacking.ŽHacker hesitationMany hackers have hesitations about applying for jobs. For one thing, there is the fear of the legality of it, said Jennifer Dukarski, head of the connected and autonomous v ehicle group at law “rm Butzel Long in Ann Arbor. There are blurred and unclear computer laws,Ž said Dukarski. Even if you have authorized access, do you have full access? And a lot of hackers dont want their employers to know that they have poked around and have experience.Ž Ironically, most hackers also enjoy the notoriety when they do hack into something, so they eschew contracts that demand confidentiality, Dukarski said. They also dislike exclusivity. Most hackers want to go into various vehicles and find flaws. They want to go into Fords and find fault, or GM or hack into their own toaster,Ž Dukarski said. Working for one automaker limits them.Ž GMs Massimilla understands this mentality. He said any hackers to whom GM pays a bounty are free to do bounty work for other automakers. We dont view cybersecurity as a competitive advantage; we see it as an industry problem,Ž he said. But if a hacker proves talented, joining a company can be lucrative. For example, the Cherokee brothers likely command north of six figures, Dukarski said. GM declined a request by the Free Press to interview Miller and Valasek. But Massimilla said the two have been great ambassadors for white hat hacking. Hiring Chris and Charlie was excellent, not just in their capabilities, but it shows the research community that we are really open and forward looking and focused on the safety of our customers,Ž Massimilla said. It gets the word out that cybersecurity is a top priority for the company.Ž The need for white hat hackers will only grow, industry leaders said, making it one of the hottest professions. Carmakers are always going to be chasing the next best hacker,Ž said Dukarski. No matter how good our security is, were always one step behind.ŽHACKERSFROM PAGE 1 adno=50540415 adno=50540396


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS MOBILE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, comprising 992 homes, and annual revenues of $2 million annually, is requesting proposals from CPA firms, with at least three years auditing experience with Community Associations, and providing Consolidated Financial Statements, and an Audit Report, to their Board of Directors. Our year end is December 31, 2018. Our company has two entities, a non-profi t co-op and a for profit Real Estate Brokerage Firm. BE SURE TO TELL US WHY WE SHOULD ENGAGE YOU! Proposals must be received below by September 15, 2018 Park Manager Venice Isle Home Owners Inc. 603 Roma Rd Venice, Fl 34285 The engagement must be completed and delivered by 11:00AM March 15, 2019. 2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE FTHYGIENE ASSISTANT FAMILYDENTALPRACTICELOOK-INGFORADENTALHYGIENEASSISTANT. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDESUPPORTINGMULTIPLEHYGIENISTSINTASKSSUCHAS STERILIZATION, EXPOSINGRADI-OGRAPHS, PATIENTCAREAND MAINTAININGAFULLHYGIENE SCHEDULE. 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Stop in & See Ken. 1620 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY PORT CHARLOTTEApprox. 4000+sf Warehouse/Building with Yard. Great Location! $1600/mo 941-628-2883 3000 NOTICES 3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS A YEAR AGO someone broke into my house in Port Charlotte and took many golden coins and golden necklaces and rings etc. These items have tremendous sentimental value to me. God told me to place this ad. It is very important for you to return these items to me. A $3K CASH REWARD is offered for their return. No Questions asked.Ž Please call Paul 941-763-2372 Dear Venice and Suncoast Residents: It is with deep and heartfelt conviction that I seek your apology.  The Church has let you down. We have been going about our business without serious concern for the Red Tide that hovers over our area. The latest news stories have shown people crowing city council, gathering at beaches and demanding elected officials that something be done. To our embarrassment, you have heard nothing from us.We will be holding LT3"LordTurn the Tide"Prayer around our Flagpole this Sunday and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Then at Nokomis Beach on Sept. 2 at 6:30pm. We do not wish to remain silent in our request to God any longer. If you love and believe God, please join us. 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 Thank you K.C. McCay … Pastor Congregational Church 730 E. Laurel Rd. Nokomis Fl


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Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 Dear Venice and Suncoast Residents: It is with deep and heartfelt conviction that I seek your apology.  The Church has let you down. We have been going about our business without serious concern for the Red Tide that hovers over our area. The latest news stories have shown people crowing city council, gathering at beaches and demanding elected officials that something be done. To our embarrassment, you have heard nothing from us.We will be holding LT3"LordTurn the Tide"Prayer around our Flagpole this Sunday and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Then at Nokomis Beach on Sept. 2 at 6:30pm. We do not wish to remain silent in our request to God any longer. If you love and believe God, please join us. 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 Thank you K.C. McCay … Pastor Congregational Church 730 E. Laurel Rd. Nokomis Fl FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. 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S AT.S UN, 8 / 2 58 / 26 8am-1pm 130 Albert Lane Port Charlotte FL 33954. Furniture, Jewelry, Toys, Curtainers Sets of Dishes and MUCH MORE! Most Items $10. & Under 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES SAT SUN& MON 9 2 750 PAMELA DR. Tools, sterio, sports equip, car boat and much more. Make offer 6007 ENGLEWOOD AREA GARAGE SALES SAT .SUN 9AM 3PM 7490 Cape Girardeau (off Fruitland) ESTATE/MOVING SALE! RAIN OR SHINE!! Art, Household, Home Decor, Lawn Equip., Collector Items, Brass, Nautical Items, Antique Christ mas Items & MUCH MORE!! 6012 VENICE GARAGE SALES SAT & SUN 9 1 412 SPADARO DR. Household furniture, beds, Area carpet, art work, Patio set, more 6020 AUCTIONS BEDROOM SET 5 p i ece woo d sleigh bed, mattress good condition $300 407-484-1529 LIVE & ONLINE PUBLIC AUCTION TUES., AUG. 28th, 11:00AM JUGOFRESH HOLDING CORP. 1883 Marina Mile Blvd. Ste. 106 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Commercial Cold Press Equipment: New Goodnature Model X-1 mini cold press juicer, Vitamix commercial blenders, True 2 door refrigerator, Oasis open air fridge, Master Bilt freezer, Robot Coupe food processors, Continental refrigerators, Apple tablets, monitors, printers, 201 2 Ford Transit Connect XL Vin #NMOLS7AN7CT906798 and more! Catalog and photos available at Preview: Morning of Sale 9AM to 11AM 15%-18% BP Assignment For the Benefit of Creditors Case #18-020594-CA-44 To Register: $100 refundable cash deposit and valid drivers license (800) 840-BIDS AB-1098 AU-3219 Eric Rubin 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS ART BOOKS& MAG (33) w ill sell separate all $80, OBO 941-426-4151 SC RAP B OO K ALBUM S I have 10 new albums $5/ea 941-228-1745 6027 DOLLS 1 9 Ž DANNY FRANKLIN Mint porcelain, mint condition w / scooter $35 941-426-4151 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS AB BEER STEINS Old er AB steins,many years,20 and up, $20 941-624-0928 BOWL SET 7 Pi ecesS ta i n l ess Steel $15 941-661-0990 BOX SPRING BED f u ll s i ze b ox spring adjustable metal frame w/wheels $25 941-214-8188 C ANI S TER S ET 3 pcs, snacks, treats, goodies, new box. $20 941-235-2203 C ANI S TER S ET 7 pieces-White Ceramic-4 SS scoops-By Oggi $20 941-661-0990 CHINA L enox H o lid ay Edi t i on. & Lefton China w/ Cardinals, 1984. $100941-625-0221 THE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEPT. WILL BE CLOSED LABOR DAY, MONDAY, SEPT. 3RD *We Will Re-Open at 8:00am, Tuesday, September 4th*DEADLINES FOR CLASSIFIED LINE ADS ARE AS FOLLOWS: TUESDAY Aug. 28th at 4:00 for Thursday Aug. 30th & Friday Aug. 31st publication. WEDNESDAY Aug. 29th at 4:00 for Saturday Sept. 1st & Sunday Sept. 2nd publication. FRIDAY Aug. 31st at 12:00 for Wednesday Sept. 5th publication. We Wish Everyone a Safe and Happy Labor Day!! CURTAINS SHEER w hi te 12L X 8H with rod $20 941-585-8149 DEHUMIDIFIER FRIEDRI C H 70 Pint, Built in pump. New in box. $175, OBO 843-901-8327 FIREPLACE SET 6 pcs, too l s + SCREEN, black wrought iron, A+, $150, OBO 941-743-2656 FL OO R LAMP O tt-Lite excellent use reading needle work etc $45 941-629-6374 FRAMED PAINTINGS (2) Matted & backed mint fantastic art EA $75 941-639-1517 HUT C HE S wood, S et o f 2 Farm fresh style reat for dishes, pantry $125 407-484-1529 LEXEN WHEAT G rass J u i cer Masticating, non-heat, electric. Used once. $75 941-625-5145 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MATTRESS S erta b r i n d a l e tw i n mattress only 6 months new $100 941-343-3442 MIRR O R 41X 26 beveled glass, new in pkg. $25 941-235-2203 MIRRORS b eve l e d e d ges, 2 pieces each 4Ž wide x 52Ž long, new. $10 941-575-7793 MONET PRINT 30 x 38 Framed Monet Print $50 941-787-5895 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. ORIENTAL RUGS p i n k/b e i ge plush: 56Žx38Ž oval & 42Ž rnd ea $50, OBO 941-743-2656 PAINTIN G S igned f lowers in a bowl oil.Framed. 29Ž x 42Ž. $50, OBO 941-787-5895 PI C TURE 2 7X 30 palm tree, white frame, ex. cond. $25 941-235-2203 PIZZA STONE & STAND 15Ž round$12 941-661-0990 V A C UUM C LEANER S hark Navigator NV350 with tools $75 540-229-7214 VACUUM O rec k XL new d r i ve belts, 5 collection bags, good condition. $45 941-575-7793 WET/DRY VAC C ra f tsman 5.5 hp,12 gal, tool set and new filter. $45 941-637-0581 6035 FURNITURE ARM CHAIR Ch erry woo d arms & legs, upholstd coral cushions, A+ $90, OBO 941-743-2656 BAR STOOLS (2) Dark Rattan Ex cond from Leaders $150, OBO 941-356-0129 BASSETT SOFA mo d ern fl ora l beige/green/mauve, full uphol, xlnt $200, OBO 941-740-0357 BED MATTRESS & BOX $100 941-629-5550 BED Twin King Koil NEW mattress box frame. $150. (Orig. cost 600). 954-642-6599 BRASS VASE po li s h e d b rass, legs, 8.25Ždia x 8.25 high. $10 941-575-7793 C HAIR Wicker, good condition $25 941-460-9540 COC KTAIL TABLE Round, Medium Brown Color, All Wood $35 941-257-5500 COFFEE TABLE + 2 t i ere d en d tables, solid wood, leather tops, $250 941-740-0357 COUCH RECLINERS b ot h en d s excellent chocolate brown $125, OBO 941-893-7307 DINING SET N ew C ream W oo d with Leaf and 6 chairs. $165 941-257-5500 DININ G S ET O ak table 8 chairs, lighted china hutch with storage $425 941-456-5273 DININ G S ET oval G lass table top70x39 4 lite uphol. chairs $100, OBO 941-743-6688 DININ G TABLE Wicker/Bamboo 4 chairs Firm seat pads $35, OBO 954-642-6599 END TABLE Rattan. Vg condition, glass top $30 942-356-0129 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER All glass & mirrors 3pcs 106wide. $150 941-743-6688 FILE CABINET 4 D rawer S o lid Red Oak 21 x 24.5 x 54.5 $300 941-460-9540 F O LDIN G C HAIR S (3) Metal. Very good condition all for $10 $10 941-356-0129 F OO T S T OO L quilted pieced 30s replica fabric fun for sewing room $60 407-484-1529 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KING HEADBOARD an d F rame Tommy Bahama. Good condition $150 774-571-2287 KITCHEN TABLE AND CHAIRS Glass top/ brown rattan chairs $300, OBO 941-380-9091 LADDERBA C K chair wood, blue cotton weave seat $35 407-484-1529 L O VE S EAT & RE C LINER chair 2 pc Brown leather very good cond $150 941-815-8999 MATTRESS & BOX QUEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 OTTOMAN convertsto Twin Bed Dk, Br. Leather $250 239-849-9815 6035 FURNITURE PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 S E C TI O NAL Beige Wicker with queen sleeper sofa. Florida floral pattern. Non-smoking, non-pet. Must be able to move with own vehicle. $350 941-661-4754 S IDE & PLANT TABLE S Wood, 9 avail in various styles. From $20, OBO 941-743-2656 S WIVEL R OC KER + Footstool, pink upholstery, exlent, 2 avail, ea $150, OBO 941-740-0357 SWIVEL ROCKER up h o l stere d mauve pink chair, A+, 2 avail, ea $90, OBO 941-743-2656 6038 ELECTRONICS DVD PLAYER S amsung, new in box model BD-JM57 $65 941-624-0928 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO 4 2 Ž TV Panasonic f lat screen, great picture with remote & manual $100 941-815-8999 DVD PLAYER v id eo recor d er 1Sony 1 panasonic exc cd 15 each $15 941-629-6374 SPEAKER STANDS S anus Systems Adjustable 30Ž to 48Ž, Black $75 954-642-6599 TV CONSOLE 48ŽL d ar k wood, glass doors, new. $75 941-235-2203 TV JV C 6 1Žprojection with table stand. Used little. $200, OBO 315-380-7296 TV VIZI O 20 17 6 5Ž HD S mar t TV. Perfect Condition. $375, OBO 843-901-8327 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT COMPUTER ACCESSORIES floppy discs-printers-ink-speak ers-cables $10 941-445-5619 CO MPUTER BA G Samsonite rolling Leather exce cond $40 941-228-1745 DELL DE S KT O P CO MPUTER w/ Monitor. Software Included. $300 941-306-8583 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES BLUE JEANS LEVI 15 j eans redtag 32Ž-33ŽW & 30Ž-34ŽL old but good $2 941-445-5619 MEN` S C L O THE S S ize 36 38 MEN`S SHOES Size 7.5-8 W OMEN`S CLOTHES Size Large & EX Large, WOMEN`S SHOES Size 9.5 941-258-4932 MEN`S COWBOY BOOTS D an Post, Size 9M. Like New! $75. 941-763-9068 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1990 BUDWEISER BEER Stein mug mint, 7Ž tall $15 941-639-1517 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 AVON S tutz B earcat & P o l ar Bear/Iceburg vintage filled bot tles Ea $15 941-639-1517 BAR MIRRORS Vi ntage man cave beer,wine & misc starting @ 20 $20 941-214-8188 BUYING OLD MONEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 CHAIN SAWS f our v i ntage Homelite saws wall hangers parts only $25 941-214-8188 CIRCUS 1977 mov i e program The Great Wallendas 3 auto graphs $75 941-412-7622 CO IN 1 893 silver hal f dollar Columbian exposition ex fine $25 941-214-8188 EMMETT KELLY C o k e fi gur i ne lim ed like new 1996 $45 941-426-4151 FARM T OO L S Vintage man cave primitive buck saw Sickle & Scythe $50 941-214-8188 HUMMEL 1948 fi gur i ne Th e PhotographerŽ mint, huge bar gain! $80 941-639-1517 LICENSE PLATES s i ng l es & pairs 60s 70 & up starting @ 5 $5 941-214-8188 LP S VINTA G E classic vinyl soul, jazz ,country,rock starting @ 5 $5 941-214-8188 MILK C AN Vintage metal Buhl 1950s w/brass name of farm $75 941-214-8188 NASCAR COLLECTIBLES 15 + items $150 941-412-7622 RE CO RD ALBUM S Over 50 LP Albums OLDIES $35, OBO 941-876-3280 RONALD MCDONALDS vintage watches, 1 boys 1 girls both for $20 954-642-6599 R O NALD REA G AN presidential medal of merit w/embossed case $20 941-639-1517 W ALL PH O NE oak 1 900 s western elec nice cond $295 941-426-4151 6090 MUSICAL CLARINET WITH CASE good playable condition, com plete. $90 941-575-7793 C LARINET WITH C A S E, j oint corks and pads in good condition $85 941-575-7793 C LARINET with new case, j oint corks and pads in good condition $75 941-575-7793 6095 MEDICAL AIR PURIFIER cu b e s h ape d cost 595 $100 941-585-8149


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NORTH PORT OR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A 6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES GOLF BAG B ran d N ew w / tag, Naples Bay, tan/navy, tons of storage $150 941-740-0357 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! GOLF CART Cli cgear t h ree wheel model 3.5 push cart. $100, OBO 941-888-5923 YELLOW JACKET 4G BATTERY CABLES Corrosion Resistant Best Golf Cart Cables $129.95/SET. VISIT 941-769-1431 NO TEXT PLEASE 6126 GOLF CARTS 2015 Club Car Precedent $3995 BOB-CAT Green BRAND NEW BATTERIES Yellow Jacket Cables Monsoon Roof Matching Club Cover 48 volt ERIC Charger Factory Upholstery Folding Windshield Factory spoke Hubcaps Cooler, Sandbucket Excellent DOT Tires Wide Angle Mirror STK# 1824 941-769-1431 Visit WE DELIVER FREE (25 MI.) Club Car DS 4 PASS $2850 Reconditioned 4 PASSENGERŽ Brand New Batteries NEW Flip Down rear seat NEW $Yellow Jacket Cables$ NEW Head & Taillights NEW Flip Down Windshield Aluminum Frame Chrome SS wheel caps Great Tires, Brakes, Mirror 36 Volt Charger Runs as it should! STK#D974 $2850 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit … NO TEXT PLEASE 6126 GOLF CARTS CLUB CAR PRECEDENT $2995 RECONDITIONED 4 PASSENGER GOLF CART White w/Tan Top Flip Down Rear Seat CROWN BATTERIES $New Yellow Jacket Cables$ Battery Meter Factory Upholstery Head & Taillights Flip Down Windshield Chrome SS wheel caps All New Bushings Fresh Tires, Brakes, Mirror 48 Volt Charger, STK#R7 CALL: 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit … NO TEXT PLEASE Club Car Precedent $3595 RECONDITIONED 4 Passenger Golf Cart Tan w/Tan Top Flip Down Rear Seat BRAND NEW BATTERIES $New Yellow Jacket Cables$ Battery Meter Factory Upholstery Head & Taillights Flip Down Windshield Chrome SS wheel caps All New Bushings Fresh Tires, Brakes, Mirror 48 Volt Charger, STK#R8 Call: 941-769-1431 Free Delivery (25 miles) Visit … NO TEXT PLEASE PASSION PINK Custom Build 2014 Club Car Precedent BRAND NEW BATTERIES Custom Pearl Pink Paint Tuck & Roll Upholstery NEW Yellow Jacket Cables NEW New Bushings NEW Folding Windshield NEW Head and Taillights NEW SS Wheel Covers New Rear Seat AVAIL. New Tires, Mirror Top and Charger STK#1823 $4995 941-769-1431 Delivery Inc. 25 MI. Visit NO TEXT PLEASE 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS ELLIPTICAL PROFORM 650 CardioCrossTrainer. Excellent working condition. $75 941-473-3692 G YM BA G Brown Leather, Like New! $20 941-257-5500 INVERSION TABLE Lik e new. Good for stretching your back. $75 941-423-4227 INVERSION TABLE newer $250 941-889-8861 STATIONARY BIKE barely used in excellent condition. $50 941-412-7622 6130 SPORTING GOODS BATTIN G HELMET S O riole & KC size adjustable w tee shirts (L). $5 941-445-5619 FIREWOOD $100.00 PER PICK UP LOAD NOCAMPINGTRIPIS COMPLETEWITHOUTIT! PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 KNEE BOARD HO Ed ge P ro w/carry case Very Nice! $99 941-493-3851 TENNIS BALL h opper b as k et picks up w/ balls $20 941-426-4151 6131FIREARMS N O TI C E: S eller Acknowledges Compliance With All Exisiting Federal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. 6135 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES BI C Y C LE High end road bike 21sp Proflex 254 light weight. ex cond $190 941-815-8999 BIKE HELMETS (3) Ultra Light, S-M, $10 each 941-257-5500 CANNONDALE MENS u l tegra, 50cm, red, ex. cond. $425 941-235-2203 L OS T $ 1 00 REWARD f or return of RED MOTORIZED TRICYCLE, last seen at 4350 Los Rios Ave., North Port. 941-426-4260 TANDEM BIKE Antique Schwinn. Needs work, lots of potential! $25 941-626-8448 TRI C Y C LE Adult 3 wheel bike, brand new, still in box! $275 941-524-1025 6138 TOYS/GAMES G IANT JUMBLIN G tower 51 wood pieces. 3-4ft tall. New in box $50 941-330-6546 KID S MEAL T O Y S variety 90 s. 245 toys unopened. $175, OBO 315-380-7296 KIDS MEAL TOYS var i ety 90 s. 245 toys unopened. $175 315-380-7296 6138 TOYS/GAMES LEGO BLOCKS b u ildi ng bl oc k s Lego box full paterns and model prints $50 941-629-6374 LITTLE PET SHOP 57 asst pcs nice cond $35 941-426-4151 TINKERTOY SET woo d 300 plus pcs nice cond $35, OBO 941-426-4151 6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO TRIPOD f or camera or v id eo light weight,collapsible legs, VG condition. $12 941-575-7793 6145 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES **SPAS & MORE** Family owned and operated for 20 years! Over 40 Spas to choose from. We take trades! We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 6160 LAWN & GARDEN C HAIN S AW Jonsered Pro S P 49 16Ž bar & chain runs strong $75 941-214-8188 C u ddl e up b y t h e fi re Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 DUMP C ART G roundWork TowBehind 750LB. capacity E/C $85 941-662-7644 HEDGE TRIMMER G as. Ryobi 26cc 22Ž HT NIB $145 941-485-0681 LAWN MOWER E go 21Ž b attery operated less than 1 yr. old. $225 540-229-5948 LAWN SPREADER SCOTTS speedy green 3000 $15 716-969-6060 LAWN TRACTOR A gr i F a b T ow behind drop spreader 175lb. max tow $125 941-662-7644 LAWNMOWER SNAPPER Self-propelled 21Ž $75, OBO 941-485-0681 MOSQUITOS POTS prevent t h e Zika flu $15 941-624-0928 M O WER John Deere 4 2 Ž Twin Bagger For 100 series tractors E/C $200 941-662-7644 MOWER SELF PROPELLED TORO super recycler $60 716-969-6060 MOWER S e lf prope ll e d T roy Built 21Ž Honda engine. $175, OBO 843-901-8327 MOWER MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30Ž CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 PRESSURE WASHER Excell Honda 2700 psi $200, OBO 941-485-0681 PU S H LAWNM O WER Lawnboy 20Ž high wheel $65, OBO 941-485-0681 RIDIN G M O WER HU SQ VARN A 42in cut Courage series Kohler engine well maintained $380 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD WATER PONDS good shape, & plant containers $20 941-624-0928 WATER SOFTENER Model 2510 Econominder $150, OBO 941-485-0681 WEED TRIMMER E c h o curve d shaft 21 ccs runs good $65 941-214-8188 Y ARD T OO L S Black & Decker Edger, $50 & WEED WACKER TroyBuilt, $75.HEDGE TRIMMER Craftsman, $25. CHAIN SAW Poulan, $25. 941-306-8583 6161OUTDOOR LIVING GIANT JUMBLING tower 51 wood pieces. 3-4ft tall. New in box $50 941-330-6546 TABLE aluminum 50Ž round frosted glass top $25 941-585-8149 Treemendous Tree, Inc. NURSERYPROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICES AVAILABLE!STOP IN TO SEE US MONDAY SATURDAY 9AM-3PM 6068 RUFF ST. NORTH PORTOR CALL 941-426-8983 FL-6444 A 6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES CORRUGATED DRAIN PIPE 70 Ft. of 4-inch flexible black $35, OBO 941-697-5996 ELE C TRI C DI SCO NNE C T 60 amp 240 volt $20 941-228-1745 INTERIOR DOOR new Whi te, 28Ž with handicapped handles and hinge. $39 910-200-1298 6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES PRESSURE WASHER electric 1500 psi needs wand gun $10 941-204-3274 6180 HEAVY/CONST. 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WHITE, 22K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX $25,990. GRAY, 103 MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE 71K MILES, LOCAL TRADE MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 200 4 C HEVY TRAIL BLAZER MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7050 CHRYSLER 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING $3,000 Conv., Silver. Only 45K Miles! Good Co nd! 941-473-4106 2013 CHRYSLER 300M $15,990. SILVER, 49K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 4 CYL. AUTO, 59K MILESMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7070 FORD 1999 FORD CONTOUR $2500. Only 66M Miles! 2nd Owner. 941-766-7359 20 1 3 F O RD F OC U S S E $7,450. Clean Car Fax, Gray, exc Gas Mileage. 941-650-8715 Dlr 2009 FORD MUSTANG $8950 White, Clean, 45th Anniv, Alloy Wheels 941-650-8715 DLR 20 1 0 F O RD F OC U S $8 99 5 Silver, 65K, Clean 313-850-5887 DLR 2014 FORD FOCUS $10,995 Black, 43K miles. 313-850-5887 DLR 20 1 3 F O RD MU S TAN G $14,477. RACE RED, V6, 66KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 FORD EDGE $16,877. WHITE TRI-COAT, LTD 63KMI 855-481-2060 DLR FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 7075 GMC 2017 GMC SIERRA 1500 $39,500. SLT, 6.2L, 4WD, Dbl. Cab. Like New! Loaded! 7,800 Miles. 716-474-1764 REDUCED! 7080 JEEP 20 15 JEEP G RC HER O KEE $17,911. WHITE, 56K MI 855-280-4707 DLR 2016 JEEP CHEROKEE $18,689 Latitude-Trim, FWD, 2.4L-I4, Cmfrt/Conv. Pkgs + More! Color: Red/Black; 19K Mi Original Owner. 703-801-1051 2006 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4, 80K MILES MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7090 LINCOLN 2007 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR $4,300 Original Owner. Exc. Condition! sold 1st day! 2006 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR $5,500 Signature Series. 113K Miles. 941-270-1793 2006 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR $9,750 Very good condition, low mileage, new tires, all power, all leather, added hitch. FL CAR. 941-457-0402 2013 LINCOLN MKZ $19,877. WHITE TRI-COAT 25KMI 855-481-2060 DLR 7100 MERCURY 2003 MER C URY GRAND-MARQUIS $4,200 LS, BLUE 117K MI. FLORIDA CAR, GARAGE KEPT. VERY CLEAN NO SMOKE SOLD-SOLD 7110 OLDSMOBILE 1998 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS $1,500. Only 48K Miles! Exc. 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Thats the most vacation time taken since 2010, and its up more than a full day from when vacation time bottomed out at 16 days in 2014, according to the Project: Time Off Coalition, which is backed by a group of travel industry organizations. Still, most Americans surveyed by the group squander their vacation time. More than half „ 52 percent „ didnt take all the vacation time they earned and almost a quarter of workers said they hadnt taken a vacation in more than a year. In all, surveyed workers left a total of 705 million vacation days unused last year, compared with 662 million days in 2016, according to the report released Tuesday. In 2017, surveyed workers on average earned 23.2 vacation days, compared with 22.6 days in 2016. Work pressures largely are the cause of unused vacation time, the survey found. Employees who were concerned that vacation would make them appear dispensable or less dedicated were less likely to use all their vacation time. A survey last year by job website Glassdoor found that many workers were still in contact with the of“ce while using their paid time off. Twenty-nine percent were contacted by a coworker, up from 24 percent in 2014, and 1 in 4 said their boss contacted them. The Glassdoor survey covered 2,224 adults.American workers taking more time off, sort of Looking For Something? Find it in the Classifieds!


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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statueSee page 8. Sunday, August 26, 2018 By AUDREY McAVOY and CALEB JONESASSOCIATED PRESSHONOLULU „ Hawaii emerged Saturday from the threat of a potentially devastating hurricane after ” ooding forced evacuations on some islands but damage appeared less than feared despite historic amounts of rain. Tropical Storm Lane, once known as Hurricane Lane, began to break apart as it veered west into the open Paci“ c, leaving behind sighs of relief and plenty of cleanup, especially on the Big Island where rainfall totals approached 4 feet. No storm-related deaths have been reported, though Big Island authorities said they plucked families from ” ood waters and landslides had closed roads. The National Weather Service canceled all storm warnings for the state, several hours after shopkeepers in Honolulus tourist-heavy areas started taking down plywood meant to protect windows if the storm had made it that far. Preliminary “ gures from the weather service show that Lane dropped the fourth-highest amount of rain for a hurricane to hit the United States since 1950. Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas a year ago, topped the list. The storms outer bands dumped as much as 45 inches on the mostly rural Big Island, measurements showed. The main town of Hilo, with 43,000 people, was ” ooded Friday with waisthigh water and authorities rescued people from more than 20 homes overnight, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said. Landslides and pooling water forced the temporary closure of several highways, but the ” ooding was not as bad as it might have been because porous volcanic rock on parts of the Big Island absorbed it, said Brooke Bingaman, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Honolulu. One of the islands volcanoes is still erupting, and the rain could still cause whiteout conditions on some active lava “ elds due to steam. About 200 miles and several islands to the northwest, tourists wandered Waikiki Beach and took leisurely swims as shopkeepers prepared to reopen. Hotels began putting deck chairs back alongside pools. Dozens of surfers were in the Paci“ c, riding small waves. The breeze was light. Winds were also calmer on Maui, which had seen about 12 inches of rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. On Saturday, winds were about 11 mph. Like the Big Island, Maui experienced ” ooding and landslides. Lane “ rst approached the islands earlier this week as a Category 5 hurricane, meaning it was likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds of 157 mph or above. But upper-level winds known as shear swiftly tore the storm apart. As ” ooding hit the Big Island, winds fanned brush “ res that had broken out in dry areas of Maui and Oahu. Some residents in a shelter on Maui had to ” ee ” ames, and another “ re forced people from their homes. Flames burned nine homes in the historic coastal town of Lahaina and forced 600 people to evacuate, Maui County spokeswoman Lynn Araki-Regan said. Some have returned, but many have not because much of the area lacks power, Araki-Regan said. Those outages meant the water provider on Mauis west side was unable to pump, so of“ cials at the Maui Electric utility urged conservation „ particularly important because “ re“ ghters need supplies to put out the remaining ” ames. The central Paci“ c gets fewer hurricanes than other regions, with only about four or “ ve named storms a year. Hawaii rarely gets hit. The last major storm to hit was Iniki in 1992. Others have come close in recent years.Hawaii emerges from threat as storm veers away from islands AP PHOTOSwimmers get tossed around at Makapuu Beach, Friday, in Waimanalo, Hawaii. As Hurricane Lane approaches Oahu, large ocean swells have impacted the coastline. PHOTO BY JESSICA HENRICKS VIA APAbove: In this photo provided by Jessica Henricks, is ” ooding and damage from Hurricane Lane Friday, near Hilo, Hawaii. By DON LEELOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)WASHINGTON„ President Donald Trump has been warring with his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, since Sessions recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russias election-meddling, which has led to the mounting legal problems for Trump and his associates as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates potential collusion. Now, after this weeks guilty plea from Trumps former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the tax fraud conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and news that the Trump organizations longtime chief “ nancial of“ cer may be cooperating with prosecutors, the president is stepping up his attacks against Sessions and appears to be laying the groundwork to “ re the nations top law enforcement of“ cial. In Twitter posts Saturday morning, Trump again sought to distance himself from the Cohen case and implications that he did anything wrong, and he wrote: Jeff Sessions said he wouldnt allow politics to in” uence him only because he doesnt understand what is happening underneath his command position. Highly con” icted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems are having a “ eld day as real corruption goes untouched. No Collusion!ŽTrump hints that Sessions days as attorney general are numbered SESSIONS | 4By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATTHEW LEEASSOCIATED PRESSSEOUL, South Korea „ China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to call off a trip to the North by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unfortunate.Ž The reaction in Seoul and Beijing came hours after President Donald Trump directed Pompeo to delay his trip because of what he saw as a lack of progress on nuclear disarmament talks with the North. Trump also said the nuclear negotiations with North Korea have been hampered by a lack of support from China, which is the Norths only major ally and is engaged in an intensifying trade dispute with the United States. The Chinese foreign ministry blasted Trumps comments. The U.S. statement China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delayCHINA | 4 By NANCY BENACASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed de“ ance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81. McCain, with his irascible grin and “ ghter-pilot moxie, was a fearless and outspoken voice on policy and politics to the end, unswerving in his defense of democratic values and un” inching in his criticism of his fellow Republican, President Donald Trump. He was elected to the Senate from Arizona six times but twice thwarted in seeking the presidency. An upstart presidential bid in 2000 didnt last long. Eight years later, he fought back from the brink of defeat to win the GOP nomination, only to be overpowered by Democrat Barack Obama. McCain chose a little-known Alaska governor as his running mate in that race, and turned Sarah Palin into a national political “ gure. After losing to Obama in an electoral landslide, McCain returned to the Senate determined not to be de“ ned by a failed presidential campaign in which his reputation as a maverick had faded. In the politics of the moment and in national political debate over the decades, McCain energetically advanced his ideas and punched back hard at critics „ Trump not least among them. The scion of a decorated military family, McCain embraced his role as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive U.S. military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America.Ž Asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain said simply: That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation.Ž One dramatic vote he cast in the twilight of his career in 2017 will not soon be forgotten, either: As the decisive noŽ on Senate GOP legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, McCain became the unlikely savior of Obamas trademark legislative achievement. Taking a long look back in his valedictory memoir, The Restless Wave,Ž McCain wrote of the world he inhabited: I hate to leave it. But I dont have a complaint. Not one. Its been quite a ride. Ive American icon John McCain dies AP FILE PHOTOIn this Nov. 3, 2008, “ le photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally in Tampa, Fla. Aide says senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate McCain died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. MCCAIN | 4


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018By BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE „ President Donald Trump inserted himself into the middle of the Florida governors race by picking sides in the Republican primary, giving a boost to U.S. Rep. DeSantis and handing Democrats a strategy against him in November if he wins Tuesdays primary. Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine barely mentioned the president while campaigning until a few weeks ago. Now he is widely airing a television ad that juxtaposes boxing scenes and sounds with images of Trump and DeSantis, who earlier in the month rallied with the president in Tampa. While stopping at an early voting site six days before the election, it took less than 30 seconds for Levine to mention Trump and his little mini-me, radical Ron DeSantis.Ž A reporter pointed out that Levine wasnt talking about Trump very much until recently. The Donald got more involved in the campaign and the Donald got more involved in Florida,Ž Levine said. We realize that the Democratic nominee for governor is going to be “ghting against the White House and Im the person that can “ght against the White House.Ž Republican Gov. Rick Scott cant run for re-election because of term limits, and is instead challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Trump has been handing out endorsements to give his preferred Republicans a boost during this midterm election season. But hes also giving Democrats a strong line of attack. In Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio races, Trumps intervention has quickly made him the focus on the debate. Theres no better window into that like Floridas governors race. Trumps endorsement of DeSantis helped erase the early lead Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam held in Floridas GOP primary. DeSantis has been running almost entirely on being Trumps pick, with a commercial featuring his baby in a Make America Great AgainŽ onesie. In the 30 second spot, his toddler stacks toy bricks as DeSantis exclaims, Build the wall!Ž DeSantis also prominently mentions the president on campaign stops. While DeSantis has been an almost nightly face on Fox News, he said recently the Trump endorsement has boosted his name recognition in a state with 21 million residents. Its a monstrously big state with all these different media markets,Ž DeSantis. Its hard to get known.Ž Trump “rst tweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month before he actually got in the race. That “rst tweet, all of a sudden you get on peoples radar screens and only he can really do that because of the reach that he has,Ž DeSantis said. Putnam has struggled to get out an I-likeTrump-too message. Recently hes been showing an ad featuring Attorney General Pam Bondi, who was an early Trump supporter in the 2016 election. In it, she says, I fought hard to elect President Trump, and Im supporting Adam Putnam for governor. Adam will stand with President Trump.Ž Being anti-Trump isnt new in the Democratic primary „ U.S. Rep. Gwen Grahams “rst online ad was solely about her criticisms of Trump, in which she says, Donald Trump is an embarrassment.Ž For me its more about what has been created with Trumps candidacy and then his win. Its ugly, divisive and chaotic,Ž Graham said in a recent interview. We are far better supporting and caring about each other even with differences ... Thats the example we want to set for young people.Ž How much being antiTrump is going to play out in the Democratic primary is questionable. Any Democrat is going to be anti-Trump anyway. Its a given, so I dont think they need to waste their time being against Trump. Just tell us what youre going to do for us,Ž said Marjorie Taylor, a 60-year-old real estate broker from St. Augustine and an undecided Democrat as voters were already being cast in the race. How are we going to make our schools safer? How are we going to change our gun laws? What are we going to do about immigration? Those things are important and not just Trump. Im tired of hearing about Trump.Ž That hasnt stopped billionaire Jeff Greene from riding around the state on a bus emblazoned with the words Trumps Worst Nightmare.Ž He parked it outside the Trump/DeSantis rally and hes made Trump part of his massive air war in the primary, including attacks on Levine for previously praising Trump. Levine has returned those attacks with clips showing Greene calling Trump a great guy.Ž Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has also recently become more vocal about Trump, with his campaign saying he has stood up to Trump louderŽ than any other candidate. Hes also pointing out that hes the only candidate calling for Trumps impeachment, ignoring the fact that as governor he wouldnt have a role in a presidential impeachment. Orlando-area businessman Chris King has been among the quieter Democrats when it comes to Trump, but he hasnt passed on the opportunity to criticize the president at times, including calling him dishonest and bigotedŽ after the last State of the Union speech.Florida governor hopefuls making Trump a November issue AP PHOTOIn this July 31, “le photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa. Floridas candidates for governor are already making Trump a general election issue even before voters pick nominees on Tuesday. By JOE REEDYASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE „ Candidates in Floridas primary election for attorney general have engaged in the kind of partisan in“ghting usually seen in the governors race. The two Democratic candidates have “led lawsuits against each other, and the two Republicans are “ghting over who is more conservative and best suited to carry out the policies of President Trump. The winners on Tuesday will face off in the Nov. 6 general election to succeed Pam Bondi, who is unable to run due to term limits. Republican candidate Ashley Moody said most people are surprised how nasty the race has become, because the attorney general role really a standard bearer for truth and justice.Ž Frank White, who served one term in the Florida House, has questioned Moodys conservative credentials, noting she registered as a Democrat as a teenager before switching party af“liation “ve years later. He also says Moody was part of a family lawsuit against Trump in 2009 over a failed condominium project in Tampa. Before running for the Florida Legislature, White was general counsel and chief “nancial of“cer for the Sansing auto group, which is owned by his wifes family and has dealerships in three states, including Florida. The attorney general also needs to know how to run an agency,Ž White said. The Attorney Generals of“ce has 1,300 employees and 400 lawyers. Im the only candidate with experience managing a large organization.Ž Part of the attorney generals of“ce duties is managing consumer complaints. According to a records request, the Sansing auto group has had nine consumer complaints against them “led to the attorney generals of“ce since 2017. White has said there would not be a con”ict of interest. Both Republican candidates agree on banning sanctuary cities and refraining from any further curtailing of gun rights. While Moody has the endorsement of Bondi and most of the states law enforcement groups, White had a huge early advantage in ad spending, with nearly $3 million of his own money going into the campaign. Moody has relied partially on public funding. Moody is the only candidate from either party who has experience prosecuting and hearing criminal cases. Moody is a former federal prosecutor and stepped down as a Hillsborough County circuit judge in April 2017 to run for of“ce. Voters want an attorney general that understands that they can cooperate with the federal government to ensure the laws are followed and that in many instances that leaders are refusing to do,Ž Moody said. In the Democratic contest, state Rep. Sean Shaw may end up being the only one on the ballot. A Florida circuit court judge has ordered attorney Ryan Torrens removed from the ballot because Torrens relied on an illegal contribution in order to have enough money to pay the $7,738 qualifying fee. Torrens, who earlier “led a countersuit for libel, is considering appealing the ruling. Both Shaw and Torrens are from Tampa and have said during the campaign that the of“ce has become too partisan under Bondi. Shaw, who is also a “rst-term Florida House member, is heavily favored to advance to the general election. The last Democrat to be elected attorney general was Bob Butterworth, who served from 1987 until 2002. I am not running to be the governors general counsel and thats how youve seen it used,Ž said Shaw during a meeting with South Florida newspaper editorial page editors. I am running to be an independent watchdog. This is the one of“ce you can do that without seeking permission from the Governor.Ž Torrens, whose law “rm specializes in consumer protection cases, believes his experience going after corporations suits him well for the job as the states top prosecutor. I want to make this of“ce the biggest consumer watchdog the state has ever seen,Ž he said during a meeting with South Florida newspaper editorial page editors.Floridas attorney general primary feistier than usual FLORIDA POLITICS 2018 DECISION By MONIQUE O. MADANMIAMI HERALD (TNS)A former Florida elementary school teacher is on federal radar after posting several concerningŽ YouTube videos. In one of them he says he wants to seizeŽ the school and the Miami-Dade County School Board building with armored tanks, school district of“cials con“rmed. David Givins said he wanted 200-plus armored tanks to seize North Hialeah Elementary School and Miami-Dade County Public School Board building.Ž I am the superior teacher that will ever exist,Ž he said. Not one of you Cuban teachers who taught at North Hialeah Elementary was my equal.Ž Givins worked at the school for 13 years before being “red in 2014 for teacher certi“cation issues,Ž according to the school district. Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy GonzalezDiego said the district was noti“ed Monday by the Hialeah Police Department about Givins, who had been posting concerning messages on social media,Ž and that the school had heightened its security. The self-identi“ed homeless person has posted dozens of video messages about M-DCPS, the president, the military and federal entities,Ž Gonzalez-Diego said in an email. We have a full-time Hialeah Police of“cer stationed at that school, as well as an armed guard. Information is also being circulated through the Fusion Center, where threat related information is received, analyzed, gathered, and shared.Ž Family members told school police that Givins moved to Washington, D.C., in May and they had not seen him since. Washington police said Givins contacted the department in July to report a theft.Former teacher says he wants 200-plus armored tanks to seize schoolJACKSONVILLE (AP) „ One person is dead and two others injured after a shooting outside a Florida high school football game. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Of“ce reported the shooting occurred about 10 p.m. Friday night as the crowd was leaving the Raines High School football game. There were about 4,000 people attending the game. Director of investigations Ron Lendvay said the person killed was a young man and the two people injured were a teenage boy and girl. He didnt identify the victims, nor would he say if they were students at the school. The sheriffs of“ce was still looking for the shooter Saturday morning.One dead in shooting after high school football game DNA leads to Louisiana mans arrest in 1987 sexual batteryCORAL SPRINGS (AP) „ The re-testing of DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a man in Louisiana for a rape in Florida more than 30 years ago. The Miami Herald reports Coral Springs police announced the arrest of 59-year-old Frank Montana on Thursday. DNA technology has advanced since the crime. Detective Ernesto Bruna says Special Victims Unit detectives requested a re-test in March, and it pointed to the pro“le of Montana. Also known as Frank Cruz, he was arrested Tuesday in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police say the woman was assaulted in 1987 by a man who entered her bedroom. Montana has a history of sexual violence and served 15 years in Minnesota for a sex crime. Its unclear if hes got a lawyer.Disney World could start pay at $15 an hour if deal approvedORLANDO (AP) „ Walt Disney World will begin paying a starting wage of $15 an hour in less than three years if a new agreement is approved by workers next month. The company and a coalition of unions reached the tentative deal late Friday after a year of negotiations. Disneys unionized workers will vote in early September on the proposal to raise the starting minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by 2021. The deal covers about half of Disney Worlds 70,000 workers in metro Orlando. If approved, it could have a big impact in the theme park mecca since Disney tends to in”uence what other Orlando tourism businesses pay their workers.Visitors can meet flamingos at Keys conservatoryKEY WEST (AP) „ Florida Keys visitors can now have up-close and personal encounters with two exotic pink ”amingos. Visitors to the Key West Butter”y & Nature Conservatory had the opportunity Friday to sit on benches in a white gazebo while ”amingos Rhett and Scarlett walked free and interacted as they chose. While participants are not allowed to touch them, the ”amingos sometimes play with their hair, react to human voices with honks and spread their coral-pink wings. Dubbed Flamingle,Ž the program is the latest daily offering at the conservatory, a 5,000-squarefoot, glass-domed, rainforest-like habitat where visitors walk among some 1,000 butter”ies. The ”amingos were bred in Toronto and arrived at the conservatory in 2013. Their colorful pink plumage, social nature and foot-patting dancesŽ in their pond made them visitor favorites. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATESTATE NEWS


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD ASTERIRATESLUNGCBS SHONELOMAXTOSEAALA HOWTHEYWONTHEWESTJOB EREALASGROPEDEMOTE STRESSALARMBAYLOR THATDOESNOTAMUSEUS PADYAKMILOEST ARPGORYFEWNOVEL NOONEHASRATEDTHISFILM DFLATSPITSAWAECVAT HALTSFALLRECSADOBO ONOISOKAISERSPORTS WEINCLUDEDNOBATTERIES AKIRAYENVOLEESA GNPCANESAGAST PEOPLEMADEMISTAKES INNEEDILOSTRAPPER GOUDALATESTIRISAPE PEPPASSIVERESISTANCE ESLAMATOYIELDEXTOL NEETETONSALESRESTSBy FRANCES DEMILIOASSOCIATED PRESSROME „ Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel, Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday, announcing the end of 10-day standoff over the asylum-seekers but making clear an angry Italy could avenge a perceived lack of overall European Union solidarity by refusing to approve the blocs next multi-year budget. Italy must take note that the spirit of solidarity is struggling to translate into concrete acts,Ž Conte said in a statement. Conte referred to declarations made at an EU summit in late June promising to help Italy and other Mediterranean countries deal with the burden of migrants rescued from human traf“ckers unseaworthy boats. In his role as head of a nearly three-month-old populist coalition government, Conte said Italy under current conditions doesnt consider it possible to express adhesion to a proposed budget that underpins a policy so incoherent on the social level.Ž Earlier in the week, some in the government threatened to withhold nearly 20 billion euros ($23 billion) in contributions to the EU if member nations didnt volunteer to take the last group of rescued migrants reaching Italy. Brussels sharply reminded Italy it was legally obliged to pay. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who leads the anti-migrant League party, refused to let the migrants off the coast guard vessel Diciotti until other EU nations pledged to take the asylum-seekers, most of them young men from Eritrea. Just before Conte announced the dramas resolution, Salvini told party supporters at a rally in northern Italy that a Sicily-based prosecutor, Luigi Patronaggio, had put him under investigation for suspected abduction for refusing to let the migrants disembark. If the prosecutor wants to interrogate me or even arrest me because I defend the borders and security of my country, Im proud of it,Ž Salvini tweeted. Many of his supporters blame migrants for crime. Earlier in the week, the governments rights of“ce for detained persons concluded this week that the migrants were being unjustly held by the government. Salvini took credit for convincing bishops to take many of the migrants. The bishops agreed to open up their doors, heart and wallet,Ž he told the rally. Fifty others of the 190 people rescued at sea on Aug. 16 by the Italian coast guard were previously allowed off the ship, including all the minors and ailing adults. A few hours before Contes announcement, Italian Red Cross ambulances waiting at dockside took away six ill men, suspected of having tuberculosis, pneumonia or other infections, and seven of the 11 women who were still aboard. Authorities had said the women recounted how they had been raped while in Libya for months, awaiting the opportunity to leave in migrant smugglers boats. Four other women chose not to leave the ship because their husbands were blocked aboard. The standoff had prompted an impassioned appeal at the height of the standoff Saturday by the U.N. refugee agencys chief, who asked Italy to let the migrants disembark and urged EU countries to take responsibility for the asylum-seekers. In Geneva, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said its time to end a race to the bottom on who can take the least responsibility for people rescued at sea.Ž He urged European countries to do the right thing and offer places of asylum for people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea in their time of need.Ž Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi expressed appreciation for Albanias sign of great solidarity and friendship,Ž his ministry said. Albania, which isnt in the European Union, saw thousands of its citizens ”ee to Italy across the Adriatic Sea aboard dramatically overcrowded rickety ferries and “shing boats in hopes of a better life in the 1990s. Meanwhile, Sicilybased prosecutors took their investigation of the migrant standoff to Rome. Prosecutor Patronaggio left without speaking to reporters after questioning two Interior Ministry of“cials at the Italian capitals prosecutors of“ce, the Italian news agency ANSA said. Prosecutors would have to seek permission from a special panel to question Salvini. As a lawmaker, Salvini also holds immunity from prosecution that could only be lifted by fellow lawmakers. Italian Red Cross of“cial Stefano Principato in Catania told reporters that Italys health minister had ordered an inspection of sanitary conditions for the migrants, who have been sleeping on the ships deck and coping with a baking sun and limited toilet facilities. Doctors have said many of the migrants on the ship have scabies but more than a health emergency, it would be better to speak of a psychological emergency,Ž Principato said.Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants who were stranded at sea ANSA VIA APMigrants aboard the Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti gather on the deck as they await decisions in the port of Catania, Italy, Friday. An Italian lawmaker says rescued migrants stuck aboard an Italian coast guard ship are starting a hunger strike. Rescued on Aug. 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, 150 migrants are still on the ship after minors and the sick were allowed o in recent days.WORLD NEWSSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) „ Bulgarian authorities say a tourist bus has ”ipped over on a highway near So“a, the capital, killing at least 16 people and leaving 26 others injured. Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down a side road 66 feet below the highway. The accident happened at 5:10 p.m. Saturday about 12 miles north of So“a. Health Minister Kiril Ananiev gave an initial death toll of 15, but doctors from So“as emergency hospital said another bus victim died Saturday night.Bus crashes in Bulgaria; 16 reported killedLONDON (AP) „ The Paci“c Princess cruise ship turned around Saturday in the North Sea to rescue three men in a lifeboat who had sent up a ”are, according to an Associated Press journalist onboard the ship. Two other men from their capsized “shing boat were still missing. The captain announced to the passengers that the ship, which was heading back to Dover after an eight-day cruise around the British Isles, was changing its course to rescue the men, who were ”oating in a black lifeboat with an orange cover, journalist Diana Heidgerd reported. She said the rescue took place late Saturday afternoon in 6-foot seas off the coast of Norwich. Authorities on the ship maneuvered close to the lifeboat and pulled the men aboard. Ship authorities would not comment on the identities or condition of the rescued men but said the U.K. coast guard had been noti“ed. Passengers saw a coast guard helicopter searching the water Saturday night for two missing crew members from a “shing boat that authorities said had capsized.Cruise ship rescues 3 fishermen from North SeaEL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) „ Egyptian security of“cials say four policemen and four militants have been killed during clashes in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The of“cials said that militants armed with explosives and RPGs attacked a checkpoint at the entrance to el-Arish city on Saturday. They said another 10 policemen were wounded. The of“cials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media. Egypts state-run MENA news agency quoted an unnamed of“cial as saying that police thwarted the attack and con“rmed the militants death. It didnt report any casualties among the police. It also said other militants ”ed after the attack.Egypt officials say 4 police, 4 militants killed WORLD NEWSBEIJING (AP) „ At least 19 people were killed in a “re at a resort hotel in Chinas northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said. The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite of“cial efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades. The “re broke out at the four-story Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbins Sun Island recreation area at 4:36 a.m. and was extinguished at 7:50 a.m. by a force of 105 “re“ghters with 30 “retrucks, state television reported. Fire“ghters found 16 people dead and three more died at a hospital, the city government and provincial “re department said on their social media accounts. It said 18 people were injured and a total of 70 evacuated. The cause was under investigation, the Xinhua News Agency said. Harbin, with about 5 million people, is the second-largest city in Chinas northeast, after Shenyang. It is known for the Russian architecture of its inner city and as the site of a winter festival with sculptures made of ice blocks cut from the Songhua River. The ruling Communist Party has tried to improve “re safety following deadly blazes at hotels, shopping malls and apartment buildings. But the country still suffers major “res. In November, a “re blamed on faulty wiring at a Beijing apartment building killed 19 people. A 2010 blaze at a Shanghai apartment tower killed at least 58 people. Authorities blamed sparks from a welders torch.Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in Chinas northeast AP PHOTOThis image taken from a video footage run by Chinas CCTV on Aug. 25, via AP Video, shows damaged exterior of Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbins Sun Island resort area, following a “re. RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) „ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spokesman said Saturday that the U.S. decision to cut more than $200 million in aid is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem. Nabil Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press the move is part of continuing political and “nancial pressure on the Palestinian leadership. He said the Americans must be fully aware that there will be no peace without east Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state. The Palestinians were outraged by President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital and his moving of the U.S embassy there in May. The Trump administration says its cutting bilateral aid to the Palestinians after a review of funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza and will redirect the money to high priority projects elsewhere.Ž The State Department noti“ed Congress of the decision in a brief, three-paragraph notice sent “rst to lawmakers and then to reporters on Friday. The move comes as Trump and his Middle East pointmen, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, staff up their of“ce to prepare for the rollout of a much-vaunted but as yet unclear peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. One main issue the U.S. has had with support for the Palestinian Authority had been the stipends paid to the families of Palestinians killed, injured or jailed for attacks on Israel. Israel and the Trump administration, have repeatedly demanded that those payments from a so-called martyrs fundŽ be halted because they encourage terrorism. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has refused to do so. However, several former U.S. of“cials said that cutting back aid money to the Palestinians would only strengthen Abbas more radical rivals in the militant Hamas movement that rules Gaza. The U.S. is ceding space to Hamas in Gaza,Ž tweeted Dave Harden, until recently the USAID director in the Palestinian territories. No security professional recommends an aid cut off in Gaza. None.ŽPalestinians: US cut aid to bring end to Jerusalem claim AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, in Columbus, Ohio.


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2018. There are 127 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 26, 1957, the Soviet Union announced it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.On this dateIn 55 B.C. Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain, with only limited success. In 1883 the island volcano Krakatoa began cataclysmic eruptions, leading to a massive explosion the following day. In 1910 Thomas Edison demonstrated for reporters an improved version of his Kinetophone, a device for showing a movie with synchronized sound. In 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American womens right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. In 1944 French Gen. Charles de Gaulle braved the threat of German snipers as he led a victory march in Paris, which had just been liberated by the Allies from Nazi occupation. In 1958 Alaskans went to the polls to overwhelmingly vote in favor of statehood. In 2015 Alison Parker, a reporter for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot to death during a live broadcast by a disgruntled former station employee who fatally shot himself while being pursued by police. One year ago: Hurricane Harvey spun into Texas, unloading extraordinary amounts of rain. (The hurricane killed nearly 70 people, damaged more than 300,000 structures and caused an estimated $125 billion in damage.) Todays birthdays Pop singer Vic Dana is 78. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Valerie Simpson is 73. Pop singer Bob Cowsill is 69. Broadcast journalist Bill Whitaker is 67. Jazz musician Branford Marsalis is 58. Country musician Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) is 57. Actor Chris Burke is 53. Actress-singer Shirley Manson (Garbage) is 52. Rock musician Dan Vickrey (Counting Crowes) is 52. Rock musician Adrian Young (No Doubt) is 49. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 48. Latin pop singer Thalia is 47. Actress Meredith Eaton is 44. Actor Mike Colter is 42. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 38. Actor Chris Pine is 38. Actor Johnny Ray Gill is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cassie (AKA Cassie Ventura) is 32. Actor Evan Ross is 30. Actress Danielle Savre is 30. Actress Keke Palmer is 25.Bible verseIf we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.Ž „ I John 1:9. We have too many nick namesŽ „ for sin. We need to call them as God sees them, acknowledge them before Him and ask Jesus to cover them with His blood. The blood of Jesus Christ, Gods Son, cleanseth us from all sin. ODD NEWSESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) „ A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining.Ž Stanley Hotel Vice President Reed Rowley tells KDVR-TV that 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin “gured out how to open the door and climbed over furniture. A front desk supervisor captured video of the romp. There was no damage, but the furniture got rearranged before the bear walked out of the lower level door. The hotel in Estes Park opened in 1909. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. King wrote The ShiningŽ after he and his wife stayed at The Stanley in 1974. The 1980 horror “lm was not shot there. Bear wandered into hotel that inspired The ShiningTrump then posted remarks made by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Friday when the senator was asked by Fox News about the acrimonious relations between Trump and Sessions: Every President deserves an Attorney General they have con“dence in. I believe every President has a right to their Cabinet, these are not lifetime appointments. You serve at the pleasure of the President.Ž About 20 minutes later, Trump brought up his long-running complaint that Sessions and the FBI had not done a proper job of investigating the controversy over Hillary Clintons use of private emails while she was secretary of state. Referring to a Fox report on the email scandal, Trump wrote: Big story out that the FBI ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD. Also gave false election info. I feel sure that we will soon be getting to the bottom of all of this corruption. At some point I may have to get involved!Ž Whether his comment that he may get personally involved was referring to Sessions wasnt clear, but the latest Twitter posts re”ect the presidents swelling agitation at the continuing and widening investigation by Mueller. And in citing Grahams remarks, Trump may have decided to use that opening to remove Sessions. Trump has made clear he wants to shut down the special counsel investigation, or at least refocus it on his political enemies, and Sessions is his biggest obstacle right now. But such a move would have major legal and political repercussions, raising the prospect to obstruction of justice and further jeopardizing several vulnerable Republicans in the midterm elections. Democrats are demanding Congress pass legislation that shields the special counsel investigation from being disbanded by Trump or his administration. Republican leaders are balking on advancing it. The Republicans have argued throughout the investigation that they are con“dent Trump would not try to interfere with it, and thus, they said, legislation protecting Mueller was unnecessary. Now, the president has complicated matters for them. Graham, a senior senator who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was among some other Republican lawmakers who had warned Trump against “ring Sessions, as that could compromise the Mueller investigation. Graham said in the summer that there would be holy hell to payŽ if Trump took such action. But in reversing course this week, Graham said that while Sessions is a “ne manŽ and has been a good attorney general,Ž his working relationship with Trump was neither sustainable nor pro“table for the nation. The president is entitled to an attorney general he has faith in,Ž he said. Sessions, the former Republican senator from Alabama and once one of Trumps biggest supporters on Capitol Hill, earlier in the week “red back at Trumps criticisms by saying that as long as he is attorney general, the Justice Departments actions will not be improperly in”uenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action.ŽSESSIONSFROM PAGE 1violates basic facts and is irresponsible,Ž the ministry said on its website. We are seriously concerned about it and have made solemn representations to the U.S. side.Ž Beijing supports advancing the process of a political settlementŽ following the Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore, the statement said. It appealed to both sides to show more sincerity and ”exibilityŽ instead of being capricious and overly prejudiced.Ž Meanwhile, while describing the postponement of Pompeos trip as a setback, South Koreas Foreign Ministry said it expects China to continue serving a constructive roleŽ in international efforts to solve the nuclear crisis and noted that Beijing continues to express commitment to fully implement sanctions against the North. Its most important to maintain a long-term view while maintaining a momentum for dialogue and concentrate diplomatic efforts to faithfully implement the agreements from the summits between South Korea and North Korea and between North Korea and the United States, instead of attaching meaning to each change in the situation,Ž the ministry said in a statement. While we consider the delay of the visit to North Korea as unfortunate, we believe its most important for the North Korea-U.S. dialogue including Secretary Pompeos visits to North Korea to contribute to substantial progress in complete denuclearization and the establishment of a permanent peace regime in the Korean Peninsula,Ž the statement said. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa spoke with Pompeo over the phone and agreed that the allies should work to keep the atmosphere of dialogue alive, it said. Trumps surprise announcement appeared to mark a concession by the president to widespread concerns that his prior claims of world-altering progress on the Korean Peninsula had been strikingly premature. Ending a period of animosity over North Koreas nuclear and missile development, Trump made history by meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. But the meeting only produced a vague statement on a nuclear-free peninsula without describing how and when it would occur. Post-summit nuclear talks got off to a rocky start, with North Korea accusing the United States of making unilateral demands on denuclearization. The North has been demanding that the United States ease or lift the sanctions that are crippling its economy. It also wants the United States to fast-track discussions to formally declare an end the 1950-53 Korean War, which stopped on an armistice and not a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula technically at war. Pompeo and other administration of“cials have suggested some concessions short of easing or lifting sanctions are possible before veri“ed denuclearization, but have refused to be speci“c about what they could be. And they have been skeptical about an end-of-war declaration in the absence of any progress on the nuclear matter. Trumps decision to call off Pompeos trip is clearly a frustrating development for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who continues to push for inter-Korean engagement. Moon, who lobbied hard for the meeting between Trump and Kim, plans to visit Pyongyang in September for his third summit with Kim this year. Moon says improving relations between the rivals would be an important part of the global diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff because Kim wouldnt give up his arsenal unless he feels safe.CHINAFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONEknown great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. ... I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times.Ž Throughout his long tenure in Congress, McCain played his role with trademark verve, at one hearing dismissing a protester by calling out, Get out of here, you low-life scum.Ž But it was just as notable when he held his sharp tongue, in service of a party or political gain. Most remarkably, he stuck by Trump as the partys 2016 presidential nominee even when Trump questioned his status as a war hero by saying: I like people who werent captured.Ž McCain declared the comment offensive to veterans, but urged the men put it behind us and move forward.Ž His breaking point with Trump was the release a month before the election of a lewd audio in which Trump said he could kiss and grab women. McCain withdrew his support and said hed write in some good conservative Republican whos quali“ed to be president.Ž By the time McCain cast his vote against the GOP health bill, six months into Trumps presidency, the two men were openly at odds. Trump railed against McCain publicly over the vote, and McCain remarked that he no longer listened to what Trump had to say because theres no point in it.Ž By then, McCain had disclosed his brain cancer diagnosis and returned to Arizona to seek treatment. His vote to kill the GOPs years-long Obamacare repeal drive „ an issue McCain himself had campaigned on „ came not long after the diagnosis, a surprising capstone to his legislative career. In his “nal months, McCain did not go quietly, frequently jabbing at Trump and his policies from the remove of his Hidden Valley family retreat in Arizona. He opposed the presidents nominee for CIA director because of her past role in overseeing torture, scolded Trump for alienating U.S. allies at an international summit, labeled the administrations zero-tolerance immigration policy an affront to the decency of the American peopleŽ and denounced the TrumpPutin summit in Helsinki as a tragic mistakeŽ in which the president put on one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.Ž On Aug. 13, Trump signed into law a $716 billion defense policy bill named in honor of the senator. Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act in a ceremony at a military base in New York „ without one mention of McCain. John Sidney McCain III was born in 1936 in the Panana Canal zone, where his father was stationed in the military. He followed his father and grandfather, the Navys “rst father-and-son set of four-star admirals, to the Naval Academy, where he enrolled in what he described a four-year course of insubordination and rebellion.Ž His family yawned at the performance. A predilection for what McCain described as quick tempers, adventurous spirits, and love for the countrys uniformŽ was encoded in his family DNA. On October 1967, McCain was on his 23rd bombing round over North Vietnam when he was shot out of the sky and taken prisoner. Year upon year of solitary con“nement, deprivation, beatings and other acts of torture left McCain so despairing that at one point he weakly attempted suicide. But he also later wrote that his captors had spared him the worst of the abuse in”icted on POWs because his father was a famous admiral. I knew that my fathers identity was directly related to my survival,Ž he wrote in one of his books. When McCains Vietnamese captors offered him early release as a propaganda ploy, McCain refused to play along, insisting that those captured “rst should be the “rst set free. In his darkest hour in Vietnam, McCains will had been broken and he signed a confession that said, I am a black criminal and I have performed deeds of an air pirate.Ž Even then, though, McCain refused to make an audio recording of his confession and used stilted written language to signal he had signed it under duress. And, to the end of his captivity, he continued to exasperate his captors with his de“ance. Throughout, McCain played to the bleachers, shouting obscenities at guards to bolster the spirits of fellow captives. Appointed by the POWs to act as camp entertainment of“cer, chaplain and communications chief, McCain imparted comic relief, literary tutorials, news of the day, even religious sustenance. Bud Day, a former cellmate and Medal of Honor winner, said McCains POW experience took some great iron and turned him into steel.Ž McCain returned home from his years as a POW on crutches and never regained full mobility in his arms and leg. He once said hed never known a prisoner of war who felt he could fully explain the experience to anyone who had not shared it.Ž Still he described the time as formative and a bit of a turning point in me appreciating the value of serving a cause greater than your self-interest.Ž But it did not tame his wild side, and his “rst marriage, to Carol Shepp, was a casualty of what he called my greatest moral failing.Ž The marriage to Shepp, who had been in a crippling car accident while McCain was imprisoned, ended amiably. McCain admitted the breakup was caused by my own sel“shness and immaturity.Ž One month after his divorce, McCain in 1981 married Cindy Hensley, the daughter of a wealthy beer distributor in Arizona. In one day, McCain signed his Navy discharge papers and ”ew west with his new wife to a new life. By 1982, hed been elected to the House and four years later to an open Senate seat. He and Cindy had four children, to add to three from his “rst marriage. Their youngest was adopted from Bangladesh. McCain cultivated a conservative voting record and a reputation as a tightwad with taxpayer dollars. But just months into his Senate career, he made what he called the worst mistakeŽ of his life. He participated in two meetings with bank regulators on behalf of Charles Keating, a friend, campaign contributor and savings and loan “nancier later convicted of securities fraud. As the industry collapsed, McCain was tagged as one of the Keating Five „ senators who, to varying degrees, were accused of trying to get regulators to ease up on Keating. McCain was cited by the Senate Ethics Committee for poor judgment.Ž To have his honor questioned, he said, was in some ways worse than the torture he endured in Vietnam. In the 1990s, McCain shouldered another wrenching issue, the long effort to account for American soldiers still missing from the war and to normalize relations with Vietnam. People dont remember how ugly the POW-MIA issue was,Ž former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, a fellow Vietnam veteran, later recalled in crediting McCain for standing up to signi“cant opposition. I heard people scream in his face, holding him responsible for the deaths of POWs.Ž Over his Senate tenure carer (he took of“ce 1987), McCain became a standard-bearer for reforming campaign donations. He denounced pork-barrel spending for legislators pet projects and cultivated a reputation as a de“cit hawk and an independent voice. His experience as a POW made him a leading voice against the use of torture. He achieved his biggest legislative successes when making alliances with Democrats. But faced with a tough GOP challenge for his Senate seat in 2010, McCain disowned chapters in his past and turned to the right on a number of hot-button issues, including gays in the military and climate change. And when the Supreme Court in 2010 overturned the campaign “nance restrictions that hed work so hard to enact, McCain seemed resigned. It is what it is,Ž he said. After surviving that election, though, McCain took on conservatives in his party over the federal debt and Democrats over foreign policy. McCain never softened on his opposition to the U.S. use of torture, even in the recalibrations of the post-9/11 world. When the Senate in 2014 released a report on the CIAs harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 attacks, McCain said the issue wasnt about our enemies. Its about us. Its about who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be. Its about how we represent ourselves to the world.Ž During his “nal years in the Senate, McCain was perhaps the loudest advocate for U.S. military involvement overseas „ in Iraq, Syria, Libya and more. That often made him a critic of “rst Obama and then Trump, and placed him further out of step with the growing isolationism within the GOP. In October 2017, McCain unleashed some his most blistering criticism of Trumps America “rstŽ foreign policy approach „ without mentioning the president by name „ in describing a half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather “nd scapegoats than solve problems.Ž Few politicians matched McCains success as an author. His 1999 release Faith Of My FathersŽ was a million seller that was highly praised and helped launch his run for president in 2000. His most recent bestseller and planned farewell, The Restless Wave,Ž came out in May 2018.MCCAINFROM PAGE 1


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 5LETS CHANGE THE SUBJECTBY JACOB STULBERG / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Autumn bloom6 Ticked off11 Cast16 Madam SecretaryŽ airer19 Really stood out20 Bluesman Willie21 Where the owl and the pussycat went, in poetry22 ____ provenale23 Classic film narrated by Spencer Tracy26 Position27 Thanks in old age „ thanks ____ I goŽ: Whitman28 Lead-in to bad news29 Searched without sight30 Show whats inside32 Underscore34 Early morning setting?35 The Bears of the Big 12 Conference36 Remark commonly attributed to Queen Victoria41 Digs43 Shaggy grazer44 Actor OShea45 Third-person form of treŽ46 Birds in an AquariumŽ artist47 Like some details49 Handful52 Fresh54 Statement at the end of some trailers61 C neighbors62 Tool that it takes two to operate63 Old nuclear agcy.64 Brewery sight65 Obeys a sentry, say66 Skating embarrassment67 CDs, LPs, etc.69 Mexican marinade71 Musician/singer whose name might be shouted in mock horror?72 Prefix with -pod74 Frederick III, for one76 Newspaper section77 Toy manufacturers disclaimer81 Kurosawa who directed RanŽ82 Hankering83 Mouse lookalike84 Tikkanen who won five Stanley Cups85 Measure of econ. health87 Top hat go-with89 Fail to hold90 Clock setting east of Eastern: Abbr.91 Non-apology associated with several U.S. presidents98 Impoverished99 The Temptations Since ____ My BabyŽ100 Drake or Future104 City known for its cheese105 Up-to-the-minute107 Its often brown or blue109 Great ____110 Zip111 Protest tactic ƒ as suggested by 23-, 36-, 54-, 77and 91-Across?115 Continuing education subj., often116 Operatic baritone Pasquale ____117 Give up118 Panegyrize119 Obituary word120 Wyomings ____ Range121 Corporate department122 Takes a breather DOWN1 Remains in the ground, often2 Not having quite enough cash3 Jenga construction4 Tolkien creature5 Debate again [sigh]6 Soviet author Ehrenburg7 Kerfuffles8 Te ____Ž (Rihanna gold single)9 Snarl10 Crowd on a set11 Carol Brady, to three of her kids12 Founder of a major appliance chain13 Kind of bookstore14 Bygone game console, in brief15 Bistro dessert16 Wheedles17 Cover from view18 Old-fashioned weaponry24 Let It GoŽ singer, in film25 Game overŽ signal31 What might follow me?33 Ticket info, briefly34 Peachy35 Cinephiles guilty pleasure, perhaps37 Model Banks38 Place to treat yourself39 Colorists concern40 Hilo his41 Like @#$!Ž42 Ill-fated NASA mission of 196746 You said it!Ž47 Catch something48 Surprised exclamations49 One singing at the end?50 Vulcans or Jawas, in brief51 Becomes grating to53 The one that got away?55 Turner who led a slave rebellion56 Sonnets to OrpheusŽ poet57 Uncool sort58 Some keys, informally59 Doctors order60 Peak NW of Athens66 When middle watch ends68 Fancy neckwear70 Canness Palme ____73 Like some bologna and golf shots75 Like Vivaldis SpringŽ76 Where the Blues play: Abbr.78 Was out for a bit79 Fox News commentator Perino80 I, ClaudiusŽ attire85 Like Columbus86 Word hitting two Triple Word Scores in Scrabble88 First Folio, e.g.89 Cross-Atlantic flier, once, in brief90 Egyptian symbol of royalty91 PeanutsŽ character92 Pursue eagerly93 Climbers concern: Abbr.94 Goes at a leisurely pace95 Peninsula shared by Croatia and Slovenia96 Humphries of the N.B.A.97 Egg time101 Article of apparel never worn by Winnie-the-Pooh102 Attraction that dropped the word CenterŽ from its name in 1994103 Scottish dances105 Trial for a future atty.106 Regarding107 Scotlands Fair ____108 Empties (of)112 Black church inits.113 Jellied British delicacy114 Hack 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 2728293031 32333435 3637383940 4142434445 4647484950515253 54555657585960 61626364 656667686970 717273747576 77787980 81828384 858687888990 91929394959697 9899100101102103 104105106107108109 110111112113114 115116117118 119120121122Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORDFOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 3No. 0819 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to the 1920s, when two brothers in Germany started making shoes in their mothers laundry room. Jesse Owens won gold in the 1936 Olympics with my shoes. The brothers parted ways in the 1940s, with one setting up the Puma brand and the other registering my name as a brand „ and patenting a striped logo, too. My lightweight soccer shoes with screw-in studs helped Germany win the 1954 World Cup. I introduced track suits in 1967 and bought Reebok in 2006. I produce more than 900 million items annually. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. Study the statements you receive from any money managers to see how often theyre placing trades. Remember that big bucks are typically made in great stocks when you hold on for many years. Churning is also a problem in the mutual fund industry, where fund managers can be so pressured to beat the market over short periods that they cant afford to be patient with solid holdings that just need more time to perform. A fund with a high turnover rateŽ reflects intense trading activity, and funds with the highest turnover rates often underperform their lessactive counterparts. After all, lots of buying and selling generates lots of commission expenses, which are borne by shareholders. Churned investors also get a tax hit. Gains from stocks youve held for more than a year are taxed at the preferable long-term capital gains rate, which is 15 percent for most people. Short-term gains are taxed at your ordinary income rate, which can be more than twice as much. Even we individual investors can sometimes engage in churning, if we have short attention spans or are just impatient. Be aware of churning, and aim to avoid it.The Motley Fool TakeShopping for ShopifyShopify (NYSE: SHOP) helps more than 600,000 businesses sell their products online. It offers more than 100 website templates to help customize the experience, and it can provide services such as invoicing, order tracking, payment processing and shipping integration, too. The recurring revenue thats generated should help Shopify prosper for years to come. Shopify has been so successful catering to the needs of smalland medium-sized merchants that it has added enterprise-level options for larger companies, which tend to spend more than their smaller counterparts. Its also focusing on international growth, as currently most of its customers are located in the United States. The company has chosen to forgo profits (for now) in exchange for a rapid expansion (its secondquarter revenue soared 62 percent over year-earlier levels). Thats not uncommon for young and fastgrowing companies, and increasing sales and more recurring revenue should eventually deliver earnings. Meanwhile, Shopifys stock price has soared more than 700 percent over the past five years. Management forecasts revenue of about $1 billion for the full year, which would be a 48 percent jump over last year. With its massive international opportunity and the paradigm shift to e-commerce that is just getting started, Shopify is a promising portfolio candidate for risk-tolerant long-term investors. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Shopify.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentBurned by VolatilityMy dumbest investment was in Sierra Wireless, which fell from near $50 per share to the mid-teens, costing me a lot of money. „ B.B., online The Fool Responds: When investing, its important to remember that not every investment will play out as you expect or hope. Even the best investors regret some of their moves. Its also critical to understand that no stock will move up in a straight line. Theres always some volatility, and it can be especially so with young companies and ones in fastchanging industries. As long as you maintain long-term faith in a company, its often best to just hang on. Sierra Wireless, in the business of making wireless chips and modules that are used in wearable devices, connected vehicles, smart cities and more, topped $30 per share about nine months after you wrote us, but it was recently in the teens again, though seemingly heading up. Its focused on the promising Internet of Things market, which enables items such as cars, health care devices and even home appliances to communicate using Bluetooth and cellular signals. We cant know how Sierra Wireless will perform in the future, but theres plenty to be hopeful about. Its shares surged 19 percent recently, when it posted strong second-quarter results, featuring revenue growing 16 percent year over year and bullish projections from management. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Sierra Wireless.) Can Return on Equity Be Too High?QIf a company has a return on equity above 100 percent, is that good or bad? „ E.M., Rochester, MinnesotaAIt requires a closer look. Return on equity (ROE) reflects the productivity of the net assets (assets minus liabilities) that a company has at its disposal. Its determined by dividing net income by shareholder equity. (Net income is found on a companys income statement, while shareholder equity is found on the balance sheet and is what you get when you subtract liabilities from assets.) In general, the higher the ROE, the better.Note, though, that some ROEs are artificially high because the company has taken on a lot of debt or has bought back a lot of shares. These actions shrink shareholder equity, driving up ROE.***QWhats the accrual methodŽ? „ S.L., Maryville, TennesseeAIts one of many accounting concepts worth learning to help you understand companies financial statements. In the accounting world, revenueŽ (sales) doesnt necessarily represent the receipt of cash in a sale. Many companies are required to book sales when goods are shipped or when services are rendered. But others can record sales when cash is received, or incrementally, as longterm contracts proceed through stages of completion. With the accrual accounting system, the revenue on a companys income statement may not have actually been received by the company. Imagine, for example, PieMart Inc. (ticker: GOBBL). With the accrual method, if it has shipped off a thousand pies but hasnt yet been paid for them, those sales still appear on the income statement. The checks in the mail are reported as accounts receivableŽ on the balance sheet. (When receivables are growing faster than revenue, that can be a sign of trouble.)Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolA Bad Kind of ChurningChurning doesnt just refer to the production of butter. Its also a financial term, referring to when financial professionals engage in excessive trading „ buying and selling securities. They typically do so on behalf of their clients, generating commissions for themselves in the process „ and usually not serving those clients well. This churning results in billions of dollars lost each year. The problem exists because some stockbrokers are paid based on the number of trades they make in your account, not how well that account performs. (This explains brokers who cold-call you, trying to sell you on supposedly terrific investments.) Even if your broker is good and has you invested in growing companies, he or she might still be frequently moving you out of one good company and into another. Each transaction can result in a gain for the brokerage „ regardless of how it does for you. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 8/23 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI trace my roots back to 1936 and a guy selling peanuts out of his car in Los Angeles. Over the years, Ive been involved in businesses as diverse as publishing and child care, but today, based in Philadelphia and with a market value recently topping $9 billion, Im a major food service company. I employ 270,000 people worldwide and regularly serve more than 5,400 dining locations, 2,000 health care facilities, 1,500 colleges and schools and 100 million sports fans at various venues. Ive served at many Olympics, Super Bowls, FIFA World Cups and more. Who am I? (Answer: Aramark)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS PRETTY FISHY by Myles Mellor 1. BDJH UHBXO UKCCDLB EHCH BYLLYVF DV K UHCRA. LAH JKRKE KBXHG YT KVODVH BJHWWHG BDJHLAYVF CHKWWO TYBAO! 2. PM XTRWPGW TGPQM QNXAVMW RDPGY DOR INNV PR DY QPR P AOWWAY RDYAAIORD! 3. MWASNACS T UQVKU AR IAUTF AC TCSFACS GVCUWRUR. MNTUR ZKCCO AR ZARN TQW WTRO UV MWASN TR UNWO NTIW UNWAQ VMC RGTFWR! 4. KDXR PJP RDL YJCD CXV KDLE JR YINNIKLP JRC WIWWV JERI X KXNN? PXW!Ž 1. Some pesky parrots were sitting on a perch. The macaw asked if anyone smelled something really fishy! 2. An upstart prawn wouldnt share his food as he was a little shellfish! 3. Weighing a trout is vital in angling contests. Whats funny is fish are easy to weigh as they have their own scales! 4. What did the fish say when it followed its mommy into a wall? Dam!Ž CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may not know it yet, but youve already been accepted by someone whose opinion really matters to you. Of course, what counts is your ability to accept and appreciate yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A request that you deem reasonable is nonetheless extremely dicult for someone to deliver on. Its probably a case of mismatched supply and demand. Stay upbeat while you politely pass, in favor of shopping around. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). So many tried, but youre the one who is here. You only tried a little. You were a natural, and so you landed exactly in the spot. Dont back o. Apply your talent and eort. Youll make more of it than anyone could. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll hone your technical skills. Practice makes better. Youll need these skills in the weeks to come. Tonight, youll vibe with someone who moves through the world dierently. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). While some look around and see problems, youll sense that theres opportunity in it. Some of the opportunities are harder to see than others. Just keep your eyes open and wait. All will be revealed. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may be operating under the radar today, without attention or compensation, consequence or reward. Enjoy the low stakes while they last. Its a great way to learn. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You dont think for a second that just because youre a certain age, youre g rown. Theres a lot of g rowin g u p to do at ever y age. Mostly it happens through new experience, so youre sure to go out and get some. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When the logistics dont click and the plan doesnt pan out, this is nothing more than a signpost to a better idea. Make a quick shift, and start the new plan. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Its one thing to keep a nger on the pulse and do your best to stay current, and its another to be enslaved by the need to be on trend. Youll take what you can use from the culture without following it blindly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The immature assume that if its not going right currently, then it will never go right. Youll help them calm down as you take a breath and try again. Persistence wins out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Imagining the worstcase scenario is an entertainment for some, but dont worry yourself. When youre willing to face the worst consequence, it often doesnt come up. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A change of scenery will not solve a problem, but it will put you in a dierent mindset so you can see new sides of it, or perhaps choose not to identify with it at all. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 26). Youll dig a problem up by the root and life will improve. Over the next seven weeks, youll follow whims and be surprised with the outcomes you experience. Family needs and promotes you. An important paper will allow you to move forward in February. Wedding season brings love to you. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your luck y numbers are: 9, 20, 11, 24 and 50.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a disagreement about when a person should be allowed to get up from the table. We have an 8-monthold son whom we both want to grow up to have good manners. We know hell soon be out of his high chair and become squirmy and not want to stay seated. My wife was raised to stay seated and be excused only after everyone is nished eating „ holding everyone hostage until the last person is nished and extending dinnertime up to an hour or more. I feel its excessive, and a child would have a hard time sitting still that long. When she was little, her parents tied her to her chair so she couldnt get up until everyone nished eating. I was raised to ask to be excused after I was nished, but was welcome to stay and socialize if I liked. In my opinion, dinner should last about 30 minutes so theres time to nish chores around the house. I agree that coming to the table and leaving after 10 minutes is rude because the cook has taken great care to prepare the meal and may feel insulted if the diner gets up too quickly. Long dinners may have been acceptable in Jane Austens day, but not in todays fastpaced world. „ HIGH CHAIR HOSTAGE DEAR HIGH CHAIR: Your wife appears to be extremely rigid. On the plus side, she appreciates the importance of family dinners in the home. I agree that children should be taught table manners, however, tying a kid to a chair is considered child abuse these days, and I dont recommend it. Modern parents recognize that small children have short attention spans and compensate for it in various ways. When a child is old enough to understand, the rules should be spelled out. If the children are in another persons home or a public place, materials should be provided so the child can entertain himor herself while the adults make conversation. If the child needs to get up and move around, he or she should be accompanied by a parent so other diners wont be interrupted. If a meal at home is going to be a long one, the child should be allowed to be excused from the table as you were. And because you are an adult, you should have the freedom to leave the table if you wish, too. DEAR ABBY: A woman in my social circle has called me a know-it-all and accused me of making her feel stupid. She has refused to accept my apology, canceled our carpools to events and has started challenging me at every turn of any conversation. I no longer feel comfortable accepting invitations to gatherings in her home, but frequent encounters with her are unavoidable. How should I handle confrontations with her in the future? „ TRAUMATIZED TEXAN DEAR T.T.: There shouldnt be any confrontations.Ž When you see the woman, be pleasant and keep your distance. If she tries to start an argument, tell her the problem is hers and you dont intend to make it yours „ period. Then, if there are others present, devote your time to them.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. Good advice for everyone „ teens to seniors „ is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.Ž To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Planning to camp this fall? Heres one indispensable item every camper should include for the trip „ a box of baking soda, which can be used in so many ways. Try these hints: „As a deodorant. Dust baking soda under your arms. „Soothe bug bites. Mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply to bites. „Extinguish a campre. Toss baking soda on a campre to put it out. „Use as a temporary toothpaste. Blend baking soda and water to clean your teeth. „Freshen smelly hiking boots or clothing. Sprinkle baking soda over them to absorb stinky odors. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just realized that my large spice rack is lled with spices that I havent used in ages. Whats the best way to sort them all out? „ Amy from Ohio Dear Amy: If you love using spices, like most of us, your rack probably has new and old spices, and many could be stale. You should try to clear out your spice rack annually. Heres what to do: Open the can or jar of herbs or spices and take a healthy sni. The contents should smell avorful and strong. The color of the spices should be bright. You can keep these.But if the aroma is at or the color is o, toss the spice out. To make spices and herbs last longer, storing them properly is key. Do not place them near light, heat or moisture, which means you shouldnt keep them over the stove or on a windowsill. When you are done cleaning up, line up your spices alphabetically so that you can nd what you need more quickly when you are cooking. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I have several small children, and birthdays are a big deal in our house. To make it easy and less messy for me, I came up with a party idea that kids love. I make cupcakes in atbottomed ice cream cones. I ll the cones about two-thirds full of batter and bake according to directions. Just before I take them out of the oven, I frost them by putting a marshmallow on the top o each cupcake until it melts. This is a big hit with my children and their party guests. „ Becky from Oregon Dear Readers: If you suspect you have dust mites in your bedroom, heres how to get rid of them: Wash pillows, pillowcases, sheets and blankets in water that is at least 130 degrees F. Hot water should solve the problem. But if mites persist, wash bedding weekly or more often if needed. You also can get special covers for pillows and mattresses, so mites dont have access. To prevent this problem, be aware that mites favorite food sources include dead skin cells from you and your pets. One solution is to keep dogs or cats out of the bedroom. Vacuum and dust the bedroom often. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We have lots of family gatherings and parties with friends. I am constantly packing up food to bring to social events, and I have had a few disasters in our car. Now, when I make stews, soups or cooked veggies that I want to stay warm, I pour them into a wide-mouth, halfgallon thermos. They stay hot and dont spill in my car. „ Lorraine from New JerseyTiming is everything for a family feud over leaving during dinnerDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Tractor Supply Co. in June 2015, paying $95 a share. But it hasnt been there since. I know that the companys revenues and earnings have increased nicely since I bought the stock, but I watched the stock fall to $50 last year, and its still a long way from $95. My stockbroker wants me to buy another 100 shares and suggested that I write to you for an opinion. He said you told one of his other clients last month that Tractor Supply could be a $130 stock in two years. If so, then I will buy 100 more shares. „ KG, Wilmington, N.C. Dear KG: In May, I told a reader that Tractor Supply Co. could trade at the $120-$140 level in two years. However, I have no idea whether the writer was your brokers client. For a city guy like me, its a hoot to wander those 15,000-to-20,000-square-foot Tractor Supply stores (TSCO$83). TSCO was founded in 1938 as a mail-order tractor parts business and grew to a successful retail store in charming Minot, North Dakota. TSCO now has 1,840 locations in 49 states. It is the largest retail store chain that caters to the rural lifestyle and needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and plans to open at least 80 stores a year in outlying metropolitan markets and rural communities. TSCO is also a go-to spot for tradesmen and small businesses. The bright, clean and colorful store I visited had the sweet smell of wet hay and the pungent scent of fertilizer, mixed with the sharp smell of new Goodyear tires. And all the staff members were well-dressed, friendly people. TSCO sells a wide variety of agricultural and livestock supplies, plus a “ne selection of tools and workwear. It sells a comprehensive yet localized assortment of items for horses, livestock and small animals, including products for their health, care, growth and containment. TSCO sells all sorts of hardware, truck boxes, tires and towing products and has impressive options for footwear. Seasonal products include heaters, lawn and garden items, snowblowers, trenchers, lawn mowers, and tractors. Gifts and toys round out TSCOs inventory. And because a growing number of Americans own pets, management in 2005 opened Petsense, a chain of retail supermarkets (about 6,000 square feet) in outlet malls and rural markets across the country. Founded by Jim Dougherty, who also founded PetSmart in 1986, Petsense has 181 stores in 24 states. Petsense promotes a broad selection of competitively priced natural pet foods and supplies. It doesnt sell pets; however, it aggressively promotes animal adoption via local shelters and rescue centers. These bright, clean stores also provide pet grooming services and sell grooming supplies, collars, harnesses and leads, bowls and feeders, and beds and mats, as well as a large variety of natural and gourmet dog and cat foods. My records only go back to 2000, but since then, TSCO has truly been a remarkable company. Since 2000, TSCO has increased its earnings every year, from 18 cents a share in 2000 to an expected $4.10 per share this year. This little-known large-cap company has also increased its book value every year since then, from $1.02 in 2000 to $11.15 today. And revenues have grown every year this century, from $974 million in 2000 to a projected $7.7 billion this year. Since coming public in 1994 at $20 a share, TSCO has had four 2-for-1 splits „ in August 2002, August 2003, September 2010 and September 2013. According to Historical Stock Price, a $10,000 investment in TSCO in August 2008 would be worth $91,000 today. That aint chopped liver. Oppenheimer, Ned Davis Research, Thomson Reuters, Wells Fargo, Piper Jaffray and Goldman Sachs are bullish on TSCO and have available research reports on this Brentwood, Tennessee, company. So, add 100 shares to your position. Youll be glad you did. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ To “nd out more about Malcolm Berko and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at on Tractor Supply Co. MalcolmBERKOCCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) „ Seven people were arrested Saturday at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down “ve days ago. About a dozen people carrying Confederate ”ags were met by dozens of protesters that dont want the memorial known as Silent SamŽ to return to the campus in Chapel Hill. Television footage and videos posted to social media showed several punches thrown and at least one man handcuffed after he tried to burn a Confederate ”ag taken from another mans hands. None of the seven people arrested was af“liated with the school, Chancellor Carol Folt said. Three were charged with assault, two were charged with assault, destruction of property and inciting a riot; one was charged with destruction of property and one was charged with resisting an of“cer, the university said in a statement. Of“cials did not release their names or say if they were protesting for or against the statue. Silent Sam,Ž erected in 1913, was torn down Monday during a protest. Its now in temporary storage. Folt said there have been at least 35 demonstrations about the statue in the past several years, and while she would prefer a safer, more secure location than a main campus quad, the university hasnt decided what to do with the monument. Police surrounded its empty pedestal with barricades Saturday. The chancellor only promised a sustainable, lawful solutionŽ during a conference call with reporters, where she also acknowledged there were very tense momentsŽ during Saturdays demonstrations. I wont be rushed into that,Ž Folt said of Silent Sams fate.7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statue in NC PHOTO BY THE NEWS & OBSERVER VIA APProtesters scue with police during a rally in front of Graham Memorial Building on the campus of UNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday. The rally featured those for and against the removal of the controversial Silent SamŽ statue which was toppled earlier this week. By DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ A federal judge dealt a blow Saturday to President Donald Trumps efforts to promote more ef“cientŽ government, ruling that key provisions of three recent executive orders undermine federal employees right to bargain collectivelyŽ under federal law. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said Trump had exceeded his authorityŽ in issuing the orders. The White House had no comment and referred questions to the Justice Department, which said it was reviewing the judges ruling and considering options. Federal worker unions that had sued to block Trumps use of his executive authority in this area applauded the outcome. President Trumps illegal action was a direct assault on the legal rights and protections that Congress speci“cally guaranteed to the public-sector employees across this country who keep our federal government running every single day,Ž said J. D avid Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest of the federal worker unions. Coxs organization, which represents about 700,000 of the approximately 2 million-member federal workforce, was “rst to challenge the executive orders, “ling two lawsuits. The executive orders, issued by the White House in May, covered collective bargaining rights, grievance procedures and use of of“cial time.Ž Andrew Bremberg, the presidents domestic policy adviser, said at the time that the orders would promote more ef“cient governmentŽ by overhauling civil service rules to make it easier to remove poor-performing employees and ensure that taxpayer dollars are used more ef“ciently. Departments and agencies were directed to engage in tougher negotiations over collective bargaining agreements and to conclude talks in under a year to limit the expense of drawn-out bargaining.Ž Contracts were to be renegotiated to limit the amount of time authorized employees could spend on union business during of“cial work hours, known as of“cial time.Ž Lobbying and pursuing grievances on taxpayer-funded union time were to be curtailed, and the orders also aimed to streamline the amount of time needed to terminate a federal worker for poor performance or misconduct. The process currently takes between six months and a year, and can last longer if the employee appeals the dismissal. The unions argued that the executive orders were illegal because federal law requires the government and federal employee unions to negotiate over such changes. Jackson agreed, ruling that Trump had overstepped his authority. This Court “nds that these provisions con”ict with congressional intent in a manner that cannot be sustained,Ž she wrote in a 122-page opinion. It was unclear Saturday whether the administration planned to appeal. In this Courts view, these directives undermine federal employees right to bargain collectively as protected byŽ federal law, and as a result, the President must be deemed to have exceeded his authority in issuing them,Ž the judge wrote. Tony Reardon, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents 150,000 federal government employees, said Congress meant for unions and agencies to bargain over the use of of“cial time and grievance procedures. The judge rightly found that the president is not above the law and cannot, through these blatantly anti-union and anti-worker executive orders, eviscerate employee rights and undermine the collective bargaining process established by Congress,Ž Reardon said.Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy 12-year-old girl who fought armed robber honored by cityMERIDEN, Conn. (AP) „ A 12-year-old girl who tried to protect her family by jumping on the back of an armed robber has been honored by her Connecticut city. The city of Meriden on Friday honored Leslie Meza Ruiz for her bravery. Police say Meza Ruiz jumped on the back of the armed robber who was trying to steal cash out of the register at her familys convenience store. She says she was trying to protect her mother and grandmother, who were injured. Meza Ruiz is getting free dance lessons for a year, karate lessons and other treats. The city also declared Monday Leslie Meza Ruiz Day. Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati says: You dont have a badge, but you have just as much bravery and just as much courage as everyone in our department.ŽDeputy tells teacher Youre dead during security checkCORTEZ, Colo. (AP) „ A Colorado sheriffs deputy and a school resource of“cer face disciplinary action over a school security check in which the deputy entered one classroom, pointed his “nger at a teacher and said, Youre dead.Ž The Cortez Journal reports Montezuma County sheriffs deputy Donnie Brown entered another unlocked class in Dolores and told the students, We need to shoot your teacher.Ž Dolores School District Superintendent Phil Kasper said in a letter to parents and staff that Brown and school resource of“cer Kaylee Green interrupted lessons in other elementary and secondary school classrooms during the Aug. 17 security walkthrough to lecture teachers about locking their doors. Sheriff Steve Nowlin said Friday he and his deputies have been frustrated with school security, but the message delivery was wrong.Ž Nowlin says Brown faces dismissal or reassignment, and that Green faces disciplinary action.Whale killed by ship will become feast for Washington tribeSEKIU, Wash. (AP) „ A 31-foot humpback whale struck and killed by a ship is being turned into a feast by the Makah Indian Tribe. The tiny tribe with a reservation on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state has been butchering the whale that was pulled ashore Thursday. It is sacred,Ž Nathan Tyler, chairman of the Makah Indian Tribe, told The Seattle Times. We have deep regrets about the whale being struck by a ship and dying, but it will live on, through our culture.Ž The arrival of the whale came a day before the tribes annual community feast and festival called Makah Days. The whale will feed the whole village. Tribal “sherman discovered the whale Thursday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sekiu. A tribal biologist reported the “nd to the federal stranding network, which sent a biologist. The “sherman and tribal biologist towed the whale to the beach at Neah Bay, where a necropsy was performed to determine the cause of death. Of“cials say the whale had a broken jaw and fractured skull from colliding with a ship. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokesman Michael Milstein said the juvenile male humpback was likely feeding when it was struck and killed. The tribe has historically harvested stranded whales and also hunted whales, but hasnt done so for years. It has treaty rights to hunt whales, but last did so in 1999 when hunters killed a gray whale and brought it to the same beach as the humpback. That was the tribes “rst whale hunt in 70 years, and its been working through the courts and with regulators to conduct another hunt. Meanwhile, the arrival of the humpback whale just a day ahead of the community festival is viewed as a blessing. Its very emotional,Ž Tyler said. Its been a long time, it means so much to us. It has always been part of our way of life.Ž NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFSNATIONAL NEWS


SPORTSSunday, August 26, 2018 | | @Sun_PrepsSouth Korea advancesSouth Koreas Ji Hying Choi rounds “rst base after hitting a solo home run in the “rst inning of the International Championship baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament. Japan won the game 2-1. See more on page 6.INDEX | Lottery 2 | Colleges 7 | Golf 2 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Quick Hits 6 | NFL 7 | By CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTENGLEWOOD … Last year, Port Charlotte High School cross-country runner Isabella Coogan quit the sport. This year, at a new school and with a new attitude, she has come back with a vengeance, winning the girls race Saturday at the Lemon Bay Invitation meet. Port Charlotte also got strong performances in the boys race, with a pair making the top 15. Coogan ran down Cape Corals Cheyenne Young toward the end, and beat her with a time of 19:16. I wanted to start out conservatively and work my way up in the second mile, and see what I had left for the third,Ž Coogan said. It worked out well but it was not easy. Im glad with how we did and Im super glad to be with the Pirates.Ž Coogan starred for Charlotte in her first two seasons, but she said didnt like the atmosphere. Tired of going home feeling defeated, she quit after the first meet her junior year. It wasnt something I liked doing anymore, so I decided to switch to Port Charlotte and they are spectacular,Ž Coogan said. I feel like were a family here. We have team dinners on Friday night, and we have an amazing program. Port Charlotte girls coach Stefany Sanchez said, she felt fortunate Coogan decided to transfer. She has given insight to the rest of the girls. We have a strong team this year, so having her come is a big plus,Ž Sanchez said. She has fit in well with us and has had a positive attitude.Ž About the only negative is that Port Charlotte only had three runners and didnt qualify for the team title, which was the same for host Lemon Bay, which is in total rebuild mode. Katelyn Ziarnicki topped the Manta Ray girls with a 22:34 time. That left Imagine as the only girls team to field an entire team, finishing 16th out of 17 teams. Makayla Rossbach starred for them with a time of 24:47. Fort Myers (57) edged out Sarasota (62) and Naples (64). For the boys, the Pirates also looked strong, with John PerezDunn taking fourth in the boys race and Joe Bishop a 12th, helping them to a fourth-place in the team standings. I wasnt sure today. I was hoping for a sub-17 and went out relaxed in the first mile. I went to attack, but that last mile was tough,Ž Perez-Dunn said. Pirates boys coach Ray Chumbley said many of his runners did their SAT and ACT tests early so they could run, which was a problem in past years. Our top two guys did really well. Joe set a huge PR by beating his previous best by 30 seconds,Ž Chumbley said. The others ran together and pushed each other and it worked out well.Ž Lemon Bays boys finished 11th as a team, with Thomas Blem leading the way with a 19:23 time and a Top-30 finish. Imagine, which finished 22nd out of 23 teams last year, improved a lot with a 12th place and lots of personal bests. Nick Renaud was best with a time of 19:38.Port Charlottes Coogan wins Lemon Bay InviteCOOGAN | 3 By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe DeSoto Lady Bulldogs will host Lake Placid in volleyball Monday night at 7 p.m. Both Charlotte Tarpon golf teams will be participating in the Bishop Verot Invite Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. The Charlotte Lady Tarpons travel to Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday. The Lemon Bay Lady Manta Rays volleyball team will travel to Cape Coral Tuesday evening to take on Ida Baker. The Punta Gorda Sailing Club sponsors PHRF sailboat racing including cruising sailboats. One design racing is also sponsored for Harbor 20 sailboats. All classes compete in the annual Conquistador Cup Regatta. Most of the Clubs members also participate in cruising events. Check out for more information. Charlotte County Swimming. Year-Round USA Swimming team provides instruction and competition ages 5 and up. Year-Round Masters Swim program for all abilities, ages 18 and up. Come join us. Visit, or call Shelley @ 941-626-1804. Charlotte Harbor Dragons Boat Club meets Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m., at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex, 4500 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte for practices. This club races Dragon Boats at various venues in Florida year round. Learn more about us by joining us for a practice. Contact Eddie Amara at 941.740.1286 or eamara1@ fall prep season continues SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERN Port Charlottes Isabella Coogan leads the way down the “nal 400 meters. By CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTPUNTA GORDA „ The Dunbar High School football team didnt look like an elite team with multiple college prospects. It looked more like a team throwing everything at the wall, hoping something would stick. Thank the Charlotte defense for that, as it completely shut down the Dunbar skill players, forced four turnovers, limited the Tigers to 135 total yards and produced a touchdown that proved to be the dagger in a 37-10 victory at the Wally Keller Sports Complex, in the season opener for both teams. The offense didnt do so bad either, as Jayden Grant rushed for 145 yards on 19 carries and three scores, as the Tarpons churned out 299 yards on the ground. We played great offensively in the first half. Im proud of our kids. They came out ready to play,Ž Charlotte coach Binky Waldrop said. Jayden shows up and plays like that every game. Hell do that every Friday night.Ž Both the Tarpons and the Tigers demonstrated that they need a lot of work on their special teams. Charlotte missed a field goal, an extra point, had a punt blocked and allowed a punt return for a touchdown. Dunbar shanked several punts, allowed two long kickoff returns and fumbled a kickoff toward the end of the first half to set up a field goal. Two poor Dunbar punts gave Charlotte their scoring opportunities. Grant ran the ball in from 4 yards to get the Tarpons a 6-0 edge following the missed PAT late in the first quarter. Moments later, after another three and out, Grant went off-tackle and sprinted 48 yards to give Charlotte a 13-0 lead. But the Tigers seized the momentum as Seneca Milledge, who is headed for Virginia, returned a punt 93 yards to make the score 13-7. After getting the ball back on a Major Williams interception, Dunbar drove inside the Charlotte 10 before stalling. Xavier McDonald kicked a 32yard field goal to cut the lead to 13-10. Charlotte, on the strength of a long SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BLAKECharlottes Jayden Grant tackles Dunbar running back Brandon Benjamin in the back“eld during Saturday nights game at Charlotte High School.Charlotte routs DunbarTARPONS | 3 adno=50539469 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018


Page 2 SP Sunday, August 26, 2018 / The SunSPORTS ON TV AUTO RACING 9:05 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Noon FS1 „ IMSA, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Biscuitville Grand Prix, at Alton, Va. (taped) 2:30 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, Chevrolet Silverado 250, at Bowmanville, Ontario BASEBALL 10 a.m. ESPN „ Little League World Series, third-place game, Seoul (South Korea)Kawaguchi (Japan) loser vs. Honolulu-Peachtree City (Ga.) loser, at Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ABC „ Little League World Series, championship game, Seoul (South Korea)Kawaguchi (Japan) winner vs. Honolulu-Peachtree City (Ga.) winner, at Williamsport, Pa. FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m. ESPN „ High school, Phillips (Ill.) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio), at Westerville, Ohio GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, D+D Real Czech Masters, “ nal round, at Prague Noon GOLF „ PGA Tour, The Northern Trust, “ nal round, at Ridgewood, N.J. 2 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, The Northern Trust, “ nal round, at Ridgewood, N.J. GOLF „ Tour, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship, “ nal round, at Columbus, Ohio 4 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, CP Womens Open, “ nal round, at Regina, Saskatchewan 7 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, “ nal round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. HORSE RACING 3 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Smart N Fancy Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS „ Boston at Tampa Bay 8 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore MOTOR SPORTS 3 p.m. NBCSN „ AMA, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, 2018 Ironman National, at C rawford, Ind. (taped) NFL FOOTBALL 4 p.m. FOX „ Preseason, Cincinnati at Buffalo 8 p.m. NBC „ Preseason, Arizona at Dallas SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Watford vs. Crystal Palace 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Mainz vs. VfB Stuttgart 11 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Newcastle United vs. Chelsea Noon FOX „ Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmun vs. Leipzig 7 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, D.C. United at N.Y. Red Bulls 9:30 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, Seattle at Portland TRIATHLON 4 p.m. NBC „ IRONMAN World Championship, at KailuaKona, Hawaii (taped) WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, semi“ nals (best-of-5 series, Game 1, Washington at Atlanta 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ Playoffs, semi“ nals (best-of-5 series), Game 1, Phoenix at Seattle Associated PressREGINA, Saskatchewan „ Brooke Henderson took the lead into the final round of the CP Womens Open, fighting through gusting wind Saturday at Wascana Country Club in pursuit of a breakthrough home victory. The 20-year-old Canadian star shot a 2-under 70 in clear and cool conditions to reach 14-under 202 and take a one-stroke lead. Very exciting,Ž Henderson said. These crowds this week have been totally amazing, and Ive been playing well for them, so Im happy about that.Ž Jocelyne Bourassa is the only Canadian to win the national championship, accomplishing the feat in 1973 at Montreal Municipal in the inaugural La Canadienne. I dont know a ton, but she was an amazing golfer,Ž Henderson said. To win the national championship at home, its truly amazing, especially in front of these crowds. I definitely will hope to be somewhat like her tomorrow and be able to finish the job.Ž Henderson won the LOTTE Championship in April in Hawaii for her sixth LPGA Tour title. She again attracted a large gallery, with fans lining the fairways to watch her. Its amazing to see all the little kids out here,Ž Henderson said. If I high-five them or sign something for them, just their face kind of lights up, and its a really cool feeling for me. I remember being in their shoes, as well, and I know its really meaningful when somebody like myself spends that little bit extra with them.Ž Henderson birdied the 12th, 13th and 14th „ with her eagle chip on the par-5 14th hitting the back of the cup and staying out „ to get to 15 under. She saved par with a 20-foot putt on the par-4 16th, then dropped a stroke when she missed a short putt on par-5 17th. The conditions have changed a lot over the course of the week and today it played really tough,Ž Henderson said. I think you can see that on the leaderboard, as well. People were having some trouble with it. Hopefully, go out tomorrow, make a lot of birdies, and just kind of see what happens.Ž Nasa Hataoka of Japan and American Angel Yin were a stroke back. Hataoka had a 69, and the long-hitting Yin shot 71, settling for par on par-5 18th after running an eagle putt long. Greens, obviously, got really fast,Ž Yin said. I felt like I hit it pretty good at 17, but it flew past the hole. Then, wasnt able to make the putt coming back. But overall my game was good. It was really cold. It was windy. The greens were extremely fast. I mean, I think I grinded it out pretty well today.Ž Yin played alongside Henderson and Amy Yang in the final group. Of course they were cheering Brooke on,Ž Yin said. I dont want to get thrown out of the country for cheering for me. ... Its great to see all these people come out to support womens golf.Ž Hataoka won the NW Arkansas Championship in June for her first LPGA Tour title.GOLF: Canadian Open golf tournamentBrooke Henderson leads CP Womens Open, chasing home winAP PHOTOBrooke Henderson, of Smiths Falls, Ontario, tees off of the first hole during the womens Canadian Open golf tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan, Saturday. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPARAMUS, N.J. „ Bryson DeChambeau described himself as a man on a mission,Ž and he sure played like one Saturday in The Northern Trust. Now its a matter of which mission hes on. DeChambeau made four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn to pull away from a fading collection of stars, closed with two more birdies and had an 8-under 63 to build a four-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into the final round of the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. A victory would assure DeChambeau one of the top seeds at East Lake to have a clear shot at the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That would be something pretty special,Ž he said. And the timing would be ideal for his Ryder Cup hopes. DeChambeau narrowly missed qualifying for the U.S. team when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, but a victory against one of the strongest fields of the year might be tough for Jim Furyk to ignore when he makes three of his captains picks a week from Tuesday. Ive just got to keep focusing on this tournament,Ž the 24-year-old Californian said. If I can play well in the first leg of the FedEx Cup, Ill hopefully show captain that Im worthy.Ž He played the part on a day when everyone else around him went the other direction. DeChambeau and Adam Scott were the only players from the last 10 players to tee off who managed to break par, and Scott had to birdie three of his last four holes for a 70. He was six shots behind. Dustin Johnson, trailing by two shots after 36 holes despite two triple bogeys, added a double bogey to his week and shot 72 to fall nine shots behind. Brooks Koepka, the U.S. Open and PGA champion who shared the 36-hole lead, began his slide with a threeputt bogey from 12 feet on No. 5 and by missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the next hole. He went 13 holes in the middle of his round with three bogeys and 10 pars and had to settle for a 72. He was seven behind. Scott was one shot behind when he made two bogeys, then chopped up the par-3 11th for a double bogey. I really switched off there for five holes and made a mess of things around the turn,Ž Scott said. Might have shot myself out of the tournament. Well see how it goes tomorrow, but its going to be costly and make life difficult for me to win this thing now.ŽGOLF: Northern Trust golf tournamentDeChambeau builds 4-shot lead at Northern TrustStone Crabs Saturday evening's game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Clearwater Threshers was postponed due to inclement weather.By MARK DIDTLERAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Fla. „ Kevin Kiermaier tripled to key a two-run sixth inning, Tommy Pham homered and the Tampa Bay Rays won their seventh straight game by beating the major league-leading Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Saturday night. The surprising Rays will try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season in Sundays finale of the three-game set. Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 (69-61). The Rays have allowed three or fewer runs in seven consecutive games. J.D. Martinez had two doubles in four at-bats for the Red Sox, who have lost five of seven. Tampa Bay chased Rick Porcello (15-7) in the sixth after Kiermaier tripled and Willy Adames was hit by a pitch. Kiermaier scored on a wild pitch by Ryan Brasier before Joey Wendle made it 3-1 later in the inning on a sacrifice fly. Pham hit a solo shot off Brandon Workman in the seventh, and Ji-Man Chois RBI triple put Tampa Bay up 5-1 in the eighth. Porcello gave up three runs and six hits over five-plus innings. Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough allowed one run and five hits in five-plus innings. Ryne Stanek (2-3) replaced Yarbrough and worked a scoreless inning for the win. Tampa Bay threatened in four of the first five innings but went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring positions during that stretch. Brandon Lowe had an RBI single in the fourth that tied it 1-all. Boston scored once in the second on Mitch Morelands double-play grounder.Trainers roomRed Sox: Manager Alex Cora hasnt completely ruled out 2B Dustin Pedroia, limited to three games in May following left knee surgery, from playing again this season. We dont have anything set as far as timetables, but were feeling good with the progress,Ž Cora said. ... LHP Chris Sale (left shoulder inflammation) could resume throwing soon after the team returns home Monday. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (sprained right ankle) will make a rehab start Monday with Double-A Portland. Rays: Pham (dislocated right ring finger) returned after missing three games.Up nextRays All-Star LHP Blake Snell (15-5) will face Boston RHP and former teammate Nathan Eovaldi (5-5) on Sunday. He really helped me with my work ethic and led by example,Ž said Snell, who is 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three starts against Boston this season. Thats just him as a player and a person. 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The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 E/N/C Page 3Lemon Bay InvitationalAt Lemon Bay High School, Englewood Girls Fort Myers 57, Sarasota 62, Naples 64, Bishop Verot 127, Sarasota Riverview 133, Cape Coral 137, Cardinal Mooney 220, Venice 236, Clearwater Central Catholic 255, Southwest Florida Christian 278, Braden River 282, First Baptist Academy 316, Palmetto 320, Out-Of-Door Academy 387, Desoto 434, Imagine 455, Bayshore 479 Top 10: 1. Isabella Coogan (PC) 19:16, 2. Cheyenne Young (CC) 19:19, 3. Isabelle Jester (SAR) 19:55, 4. Stephanie Ormsby (FM) 20:37, 5. Carolina Titus (SAR) 20:50, 6. Marissa Kempf (SAR) 20:51, 7. Caroline MacKenzie (FM) 20:52, 8. Terra Ehrhart (RIV) 20:53, 9. Katie Beam (FBA) 20:56, 10. Jillian Dempsey (NAP) 20:58. Port Charlotte: Isabella Coogan 19:16, Jocelyn Ramos 23:10, Amy Padilla-Quinones 23:17. Lemon Bay: Katelyn Ziarnicki 22:34, Audrey Werden 25:13, Megan Carley 26:43, Imagine: Makayla Rassbach 24:47, Donna Davidson 26:32, Bella Harper 27:27, Madison Rassbach 29:27, Holly Freund 29:48. Boys Sarasota 29, Fort Myers 59, Naples 79, Port Charlotte 167, Palmetto Senior 199, Braden River 207, Southwest Florida Christian 210, Bishop Verot 236, Riverview 260, Cape Coral 278, Lemon Bay 309, Imagine 343, First Baptist Academy 347, Clearwater Central Catholic 357, Desoto 360, Cardinal Mooney 388, Bayshore 429 Top 10: Brady Gibson (NAP) 16:31, 2. Alan Romero (SAR) 16:44, 3. Orlando Cicilioni (SAR) 17:00, 4. John Perez-Dunn (PC) 17:13, 5. Adrien Zambaux (SAR) 17:20, 6. Nick Carpenter (FM) 17:27, 7. Liam Holston (FM) 17:31, 8. Ehan Tank (SWF) 17:36, 9. Zachary Jones (SAR) 17:38, 10. Ryan Guendjoian (SAR) 17:38. Port Charlotte: John Perez-Dunn 17:13, Joe Bishop 17:49, Chandler Mault 20:03, Zac Catron 20:21, Bradley Menzel 20:31, Bracken Yingling 20:51, Chris Effrem 21:47. Lemon Bay: Thomas Blem 19:23, Matt Finck 19:53, Jake Perry 21:15, Benjamin Tucker 21:25, Enrique Subero 22:34, Zac Robinson 23:41, Brady Tucker 27:18. Imagine: Nick Renaud 19:38, Dylan Brown 20:36, Vladislav Kiktenko 20:49, Aaron Harris 22:13, Cohen Fincannon 23:37, Jacob Terrell 25:03, Armando Luis 25:54.COOGANFROM PAGE 1 Lemon Bays Thomas Blem leads the way for his team. SUN PHOTOS BY TIM KERN Katelyn Ziarnicki leads the way for the Lemon Bay Manta Rays. By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORA veteran team, with a deep roster, with a number of runners whove previously quali“ ed for state. The Charlotte Tarpons girls cross-country team opened their season Saturday at the Lehigh Lightning Invitational. The Tarpons boast a roster that includes three strong seniors, who have at least two years of state experience running in the state “ nals. Coach Chris Robishaw is in his 11th year as the Tarpons girls cross-country coach. Senior Alexa Roughton, who has run in three state “ nals, returns, will run in the no. 1 position. Junior Mackenzie Flowers, who also competed at state in 2017, will run in the no. 2 position, said Robishaw. I lost two strong seniors, including my no. 1 last year, Katie Kanagy (whos now running for Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Brittney Smith whos now in the Coast Guard),Ž said Robishaw. But six of the eight runners, who were at state, including the alternate (Victoria Simeone, who ran in the state “ nals in 2016, but was the alternate this past year because of an injury), are back.Ž The team has a number of new runners, including three juniors and one sophomore, said Robishaw. A strong team concept and a powerful program has produced con“ dent and consistent performers. They still know they have a lot of room to improve,Ž said Robishaw. You have to buy into the program. Its not about individuals. Its de“ nitely about being part of a team, respecting one another, being committed and working hard every day.Ž Senior Sarah Rodetsky, like Roughton, has run for the Tarpons for four years. Simeone has run for three years, with Robishaw having coached her in basketball during her freshman year. Theyre leaders that the other ones can look up to,Ž said Robishaw. Theyve bought in, theyve been a part of it for a while, and the other kids kind of follow their lead.Ž The other members of the Tarpons girls cross-country team are junior returnees Natalie Borzyskowski and Mackenzie Flowers; sophomore returnees Savannah Streetman and Faith Winkler and newcomers, juniors, Micah Barns, Hannah Piacitelli and Kalyn Uebelacker; sophomores Aleecia Collins and freshman Danielle Columbia. The Lady Tarpons placed 3rd and the North Port Lady Bobcats 7th, out of 15 teams Saturday in the Lehigh Lightning Invitational. Results : Alexa Roughton, Charlotte, 5th, 22:04.5; Mackenzie Flowers, Charlotte, 8th, 22:18.5; Faith Winkler, Charlotte, 17th, 23:27.0; Alexis Smith, North Port, 20th, 23:31.0; Micah Barnes, Charlotte, 29th, 24:22.0; Sydney Rodetsky, Charlotte, 31st, 24:35.0; Mackenzie Doyle, North Port, 38th, 24.54.5; Katarina Wilburn, North Port, 52nd, 25.49.3; Hailey Doyle, North Port, 53rd, 25:50.2; Taylor Cooper, North Port, 56th, 25:55.5; Katelynn Hall, North Port, 64th, 26:35.0; Briana Vidal, North Port, 74th, 27:19.1.Tarpons cross-country team teeming with talent PHOTO PROVIDED The Lady Tarpons placed 3rd out of 15 teams Saturday in the Lehigh Lightning Invitational. Charlottes Anthony Whitehead tackles Dunbar quarterback Jarques Riggins during the second quarter of Saturday nights game at Charlotte High School.SUN PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER BLAKECharlotte running back Jeremiah Harvey (24) gets a block from Malakai Menzer during the “ rst quarter of Saturday nights game against Dunbar High School at Charlotte Tarpon Stadium.kickoff return from TaiViahn Kelly, struck back on Jeremiah Harveys 34 yard touchdown run to make it 20-10, and following a Milledge fumble on the ensuing kickoff, was able to add three more on a Kenny Scribner field goal at the end of the half to make it 23-10. Dunbar threatened in the third quarter, on a blocked punt, with the ball inside the Charlotte five. Two plays later, Charlottes Anthony Whitehead made the play of the game, stripping Jadarius McKnight of the ball. With the help of several key blocks, he lumbered slowly but surely into the end zone for a 95-yard touchdown. This led to a 14-point swing that effectively put the Tigers to bed at 30-10. It was a special moment for Whitehead, even if the play seemed like it took forever. When I picked it up I started running like my life depended on it,Ž Whitehead said. I did it for my mom. She tells me to play like my life depends on it.Ž Grant completed the hat trick early in the fourth quarter on an 18-yard run around the left end and beating the Tigers to the pylon. I had a great game, but it was a lot of hard work. You have to stay mentally tough and play through pain. Our O-line is a great group. We hang together and we know each other very well,Ž Grant said. I tell them to do their job, and Ill do mine.Ž Receiver Roger Mottley had seven catches for 73 yards to lead Dunbar.TARPONSFROM PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE 37, DUNBAR 10Dunbar 0 10 0 0 „ 10 Charlotte 6 17 7 7 „ 37First quarter CHS „ Jayden Grant 4 run (kick fail), :34. Second quarter CHS „ Grant 48 run (Kenny Scribner kick), 10:14. DUN „ Seneca Milledge 93 punt return (Xavier McDonald kick), 6:34. DUN „ McDonald 32 field goal, 2:26. CHS „ Jeremiah Harvey 34 run (Scribner kick), 1:47. CHS „ Scribner 22 field goal, :00. Third quarter CHS „ Anthony Whitehead 95 fumble recovery (Scribner kick), 9:16. Fourth quarter CHS „ Grant 18 run (Scribner kick), 9:59. DUN € CHS First Downs 9 € 9 Rushing Att./yards 26-48 € 44-299 Fumbles/Lost 3-3 € 1-0 Pen/Yards 11-55 € 5-35


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S chebler rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .277 Peraza ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .291 Gennett 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .309 S uarez 3b 5 2 2 0 0 0 .296 Ervin cf 2 2 1 0 2 0 .300 Barnhart c 3 0 1 0 1 2 .242 Casali 1b 3 1 2 4 0 0 .333 Herrera lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .173 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Tucker ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .245 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Castillo p 2 0 1 1 0 0 .128 Garrett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 Dixon lf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .193 T OTALS 36 6 12 6 3 4 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 5 1 1 3 0 1 .306 Bote 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Baez ss 4 1 2 3 1 1 .297 Rizzo 1b 4 0 2 1 1 1 .270 Zobrist rf 5 0 3 0 0 0 .308 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Heyward cf-rf 4 0 0 0 1 0 .271 Contreras c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .267 S chwarber lf 4 3 1 2 1 1 .238 Quintana p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .048 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-La Stella ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .275 W ilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Almora ph-cf 1 1 0 0 1 0 .300 Happ 3b-2b 4 2 1 1 0 1 .238 T OTALS 38 10 12 10 5 7 CINCINNATI 000 200 040 „ 6 12 2 CHICAGO 030 211 30X „ 10 12 0 a-doubled for Chavez in the 6th. b-walked f or Wilson in the 7th. c-homered for Peralta in the 8th. E„Schebler (5), Peraza (17). LOB„ Cincinnati 7, Chicago 10. 2B„Casali (7), Rizzo (20), Contreras (22), La Stella (6). HR„Casali (4), off Kintzler Tucker (6), off Kintzler Murphy (8), off Castillo Schwarber (23), off Castillo Baez (28), off Garrett. RBIs„Casali 4 (15), Castillo (2), Tucker (27), Murphy 3 (34), Baez 3 (97), Rizzo (84), S chwarber 2 (52), Happ (35). SF„Casali. Runners left in scoring position„Cincinnati 3 (Schebler, Suarez, Castillo) Chicago 7 (Heyward 5, Schwarber 2). RISP„Cincinnati 3 for 9 Chicago 6 for 17. Runners moved up„Gennett, Quintana, Contreras, Murphy. GIDP„Gennett. DP„Chicago 1 (Rizzo, Baez, Quintana). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Castillo, L, 7-11 3.1 5 5 5 1 2 64 5.07 Garrett 1 2 1 1 1 1 25 4.21 Romano 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 28 5.47 Peralta 1.1 4 3 0 2 2 50 4.99 Hernandez 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.16 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Qntana, W, 11-9 5 6 2 2 3 2 89 4.33 Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 2.93 Wilson 1 2 0 0 0 0 11 3.06 Kintzler .1 4 4 4 0 1 15 4.32 De La Rosa 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 12 4.10 Quintana pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored„Romano 2-0, Peralta 2-1, Chavez 1-0. HBP„Castillo (Contreras). PB„Barnhart (2). Umpires„Home, Ben May First, Dave Rackley Second, Chris Guccione Third, Larry V anover. T „3:26. A„41,205 (41,649). Y ANKEES 10, ORIOLES 3 FIRST GAME NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner lf 4 2 1 2 1 2 .243 S tanton dh 4 1 0 0 1 2 .282 Hicks cf 5 2 3 2 0 0 .250 A ndujar 3b 5 2 2 4 0 1 .298 W alker 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230 T orreyes 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 T orres ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .267 V oit 1b 3 0 1 1 1 1 .270 Higashioka c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .190 Robinson rf 4 2 2 0 0 0 .154 T OTALS 37 10 11 10 3 9 BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 5 0 3 1 0 2 .333 V illar 2b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .261 J ones rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .280 Peterson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Mancini dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .231 Davis 1b 2 1 0 0 2 1 .168 Beckham ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .222 Nunez 3b 4 0 3 2 0 1 .243 A ndreoli lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .211 W ynns c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 T OTALS 36 3 8 3 2 11 NEW YORK 104 210 011 „ 10 11 1 BALTIMORE 020 000 001 „ 3 8 0 E„Torres (14). LOB„New York 4, Baltimore 8 2B„Hicks (16), Robinson (1), Beckham (13). HR„Andujar (21), off Yacabonis Gardner (11), off Meisinger Torres (19), off Gilmartin Hicks (21), off Wright Jr.. RBIs„ Gardner 2 (37), Hicks 2 (60), Andujar 4 (70), T orres (56), Voit (10), Mullins (5), Nunez 2 (11). Runners left in scoring position„New York 1 (Walker) Baltimore 2 (Mullins, Mancini). RISP„New York 4 for 8 Baltimore 2 for 6. Runners moved up„Andujar. GIDP„Higashioka. DP„Baltimore 1 (Nunez, Villar, Davis). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Happ, W, 15-6 6 5 2 2 1 9 107 3.80 Cessa, S, 1-1 3 3 1 1 1 2 53 5.34 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Y acabns, L, 0-2 3.1 5 6 6 2 3 73 8.38 Meisinger 1.2 4 2 2 0 2 29 4.82 Gilmartin 3 1 1 1 1 2 50 3.38 Wright Jr. 1 1 1 1 0 2 19 5.21 Inherited runners-scored„Meisinger 1-1. HBP„Yacabonis (Walker). WP„Cessa. Umpires„Home, Quinn Wolcott First, Mark Ripperger Second, Alfonso Marquez Third, James Hoye. T„3:06. A„32,445 (45,971).METS 3, NATIONALS 0WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 2 0 2 0 1 0 .294 Turner ss 2 0 1 0 1 0 .268 Harper cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .246 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291 Soto lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .291 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255 Wieters c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .240 Difo 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Roark p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .212 a-Stevenson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 Suero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 TOTALS 29 0 7 0 3 5 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rosario ss 4 2 2 1 0 0 .244 McNeil 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .337 Conforto cf-lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .235 Flores 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Frazier 3b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .234 Bruce rf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .215 Zamora p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Bautista lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .201 Plawecki c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .236 Wheeler p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .178 Jackson cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 TOTALS 31 3 8 3 0 9 WASHINGTON 000 000 000„0 7 0 NEW YORK 000 001 11X„3 8 0 a-popped out for Roark in the 7th. LOB „ Washington 8, New York 4. 2B „ Bruce (13). HR „ Rosario (7), off Roark; Frazier (15), off Suero. RBIs „ Rosario (41), Conforto (52), Frazier (47). SB „ Turner (33), McNeil (3). CS „ Soto (2), Rosario (8). S „ Turner, Difo. Runners left in scoring position „ Washington 4 (Turner, Soto 3); New York 3 (Flores 2, Plawecki). RISP „ Washington 1 for 8; New York 1 for 6. GIDP „ Harper. DP „ New York 1 (Rosario, Flores). WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Roark, L, 8-13 6 4 1 1 0 7 90 3.95 Suero 1 1 1 1 0 2 20 3.47 Holland .2 1 1 1 0 0 9 6.27 Grace .1 2 0 0 0 0 3 3.00 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheeler, W, 9-6 7 6 0 0 3 4 109 3.46 Zamora, H, 2 .1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 Smith, H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 1.84 Blevins .2 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.44 Inherited runners-scored „ Grace 1-1. HBP „ Wheeler (Eaton). Umpires „ Home, Carlos Torres; First, Nic Lentz; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Scott Barry. T „ 2:51. A „ 29,868 (41,922).GIANTS 5, RANGERS 3TEXAS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Choo lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .281 Odor 2b 4 1 3 3 0 0 .274 Andrus ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .266 Mazara rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .265 Profar 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .254 Chirinos c 3 0 1 0 1 0 .218 Guzman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 e-Beltre ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Tocci cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .202 f-Kiner-Falefa ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .266 M.Perez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 Moore p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Gallo ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .212 Martin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-C.Perez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 TOTALS 31 3 6 3 5 7 SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McCutchen rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .255 Belt 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .267 Longoria 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .247 Hundley c 2 1 1 0 2 0 .241 Slater lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .276 Crawford ss 4 1 1 3 0 1 .263 dArnaud 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .257 d-Hanson ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 Duggar cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .258 Suarez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .079 b-Pence ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .224 Strickland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 31 5 8 5 3 9 TEXAS 000 000 030„3 6 0 SAN FRANCISCO 400 000 10X„5 8 1 a-grounded out for M.Perez in the 6th. bhomered for Suarez in the 7th. c-reached on error for Moore in the 8th. d-struck out for dArnaud in the 8th. e-struck out for Guzman in the 9th. f-walked for Tocci in the 9th. g-”ied out for Martin in the 9th. E „ Slater (1). LOB „ Texas 6, San Francisco 6. 2B „ McCutchen (27). HR „ Odor (17), off Strickland; Crawford (12), off M.Perez; Pence (2), off Moore. RBIs „ Odor 3 (59), Longoria (45), Crawford 3 (49), Pence (18). SB „ Hundley (1), Slater (5). CS „ Odor (11). SF „ Longoria. Runners left in scoring position „ Texas 3 (Profar, C.Perez 2); San Francisco 4 (Belt, Duggar 3). RISP „ Texas 1 for 5; San Francisco 2 for 8. Runners moved up „ McCutchen. GIDP „ Chirinos, Tocci. DP „ San Francisco 2 (Crawford, dArnaud, Belt), (Crawford, dArnaud, Belt). TEXAS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA M.Perez, L, 2-6 5 5 4 4 1 4 79 6.95 Moore 2 1 1 1 2 3 41 6.95 Martin 1 2 0 0 0 2 23 4.73 SAN FRANCISCO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Suarez, W, 5-9 7 3 0 0 3 5 106 4.42 Strickland 1 2 3 0 0 0 20 2.97 Smith, H, 6 .2 1 0 0 2 2 28 1.84 Melancon, S, 2-6 .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.93 Inherited runners-scored „ Melancon 3-0. WP „ Smith. Umpires „ Home, Andy Fletcher; First, John Libka; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Jeff Nelson. T „ 3:08. A „ 40,287 (41,915).BLUE JAYS 8, PHILLIES 6PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .261 Hoskins dh 4 0 1 3 0 1 .251 Williams rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .261 Santana 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .221 Cabrera ss 5 2 3 0 0 0 .264 Franco 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .276 Herrera cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .268 Alfaro c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .252 Quinn lf 4 2 2 2 0 1 .357 TOTALS 38 6 13 6 2 7 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McKinney rf-lf 5 1 1 2 0 3 .333 Travis 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .229 Smoak 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .249 Morales dh 4 1 2 2 0 0 .263 1-Granderson pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242 Pillar cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .255 Gurriel Jr. ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .313 Jansen c 3 2 2 0 0 0 .385 Hernandez lf 3 0 1 1 1 2 .239 Grichuk rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Diaz 3b 4 0 2 3 0 1 .258 TOTALS 32 8 9 8 4 7 PHILADELPHIA 001 410 000„6 13 0 TORONTO 000 300 23X„8 9 0 1-ran for Morales in the 8th. LOB „ Philadelphia 8, Toronto 5. 2B „ Santana 2 (23), Cabrera (30), Herrera (17), Quinn (4), Jansen 2 (5), Diaz (18). HR „ Morales (20), off Pivetta; McKinney (3), off Pivetta. RBIs „ Hoskins 3 (80), Alfaro (30), Quinn 2 (6), McKinney 2 (9), Morales 2 (51), Hernandez (46), Diaz 3 (41). CS „ Hernandez (5). SF „ Hoskins. Runners left in scoring position „ Philadelphia 5 (Hernandez, Santana, Cabrera, Alfaro, Quinn); Toronto 2 (McKinney, Travis). RISP „ Philadelphia 5 for 17; Toronto 3 for 10. Runners moved up „ Williams. GIDP „ Diaz. DP „ Philadelphia 1 (Franco, Hernandez, Santana). PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pivetta 6.2 7 5 5 3 4 101 4.76 Dominguez, L, 1-5, H, 11 .2 1 3 3 1 1 18 3.22 Arano, BS, 1-4 .2 1 0 0 0 2 12 2.76 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez 4 10 6 6 2 2 86 4.95 Petricka 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 4.37 Mayza 2 0 0 0 0 3 18 5.32 Biagini, W, 2-7 1 1 0 0 0 2 20 5.90 Giles, S, 18-18 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 5.58 Sanchez pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored „ Dominguez 1-0, Arano 3-3, Petricka 2-1. HBP „ Dominguez (Jansen). Umpires „ Home, Brian Knight; First, Chad Whitson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Pat Hoberg. T „ 2:59. A „ 33,127 (53,506).WHITE SOX 6, TIGERS 1CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Anderson ss 4 1 1 0 1 1 .245 Rondon 3b 4 0 2 1 1 0 .263 Garcia rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .231 Palka dh 4 1 1 0 0 2 .239 Davidson 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .232 Moncada 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .220 LaMarre lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .273 Smith c 4 1 1 2 0 0 .282 Engel cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 TOTALS 35 6 11 6 2 5 DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .228 Iglesias ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 .271 Castellanos rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .292 Martinez dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .248 Adduci 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Goodrum 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Mahtook lf 3 1 1 1 0 2 .200 Greiner c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .226 Reyes cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .222 TOTALS 31 1 4 1 1 6 CHICAGO 122 010 000„6 11 0 DETROIT 010 000 000„1 4 0 LOB „ Chicago 6, Detroit 4. 2B „ Rondon (4), Davidson 2 (20), Iglesias (31). HR „ Smith (1), off Carpenter; Mahtook (4), off Giolito. RBIs „ Rondon (9), Davidson (50), Moncada (50), LaMarre (11), Smith 2 (14), Mahtook (14). SB „ Garcia (3), Iglesias (15). SF „ LaMarre. Runners left in scoring position „ Chicago 2 (Rondon, LaMarre); Detroit 2 (Martinez 2). RISP „ Chicago 2 for 5; Detroit 0 for 3. GIDP „ Palka. DP „ Detroit 1 (Candelario, Adduci). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Giolito, W, 10-9 7 3 1 1 1 6 106 5.85 Covey 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 5.77 DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carpenter, L, 1-2 4.1 9 6 6 1 5 94 7.25 VerHagen 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 27 5.12 Coleman 2 1 0 0 1 0 26 3.64 Inherited runners-scored „ VerHagen 1-0. HBP „ Carpenter (Engel). Umpires „ Home, Ryan Blakney; First, Hunter Wendelstedt; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Adam Hamari. T „ 2:41. A „ 26,183 (41,297).RAYS 5, RED SOX 1BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .335 Benintendi lf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .294 Pearce dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 Martinez rf 4 1 2 0 0 2 .337 Bogaerts ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .285 Moreland 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Nunez 3b 3 0 2 0 0 1 .260 Leon c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .202 TOTALS 30 1 5 0 1 6 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Wendle 2b 3 0 2 1 1 0 .291 Duffy 3b 4 1 2 0 1 1 .296 Choi dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .261 Pham lf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .243 Cron 1b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .251 Kiermaier cf 3 1 2 0 0 1 .198 Adames ss 3 1 0 0 0 3 .257 Lowe rf 2 0 1 1 2 0 .195 Perez c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .284 TOTALS 30 5 9 4 5 10 BOSTON 010 000 000„1 5 0 TAMPA BAY 000 102 11X„5 9 0 LOB „ Boston 3, Tampa Bay 11. 2B „ Martinez 2 (36). 3B „ Choi (1), Kiermaier (5). HR „ Pham (15), off Workman. RBIs „ Wendle (46), Choi (16), Pham (44), Lowe (6). SB „ Betts (25), Wendle (9), Kiermaier (9). SF „ Wendle. S „ Kiermaier, Perez. Runners left in scoring position „ Boston 2 (Benintendi, Moreland); Tampa Bay 9 (Duffy, Pham 4, Cron 2, Lowe 2). RISP „ Boston 1 for 5; Tampa Bay 2 for 15. Runners moved up „ Moreland, Pham. GIDP „ Moreland. DP „ Tampa Bay 1 (Wendle, Adames, Cron). BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, L, 15-7 5 6 3 3 2 8 89 4.18 Brasier 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 0.90 Workman 1 2 1 1 1 1 22 2.76 Thornburg 1 1 1 1 1 1 26 4.42 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Yarbrough 5 5 1 1 1 2 75 3.75 Stanek, W, 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.53 Roe, H, 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3.15 Alvarado, H, 26 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.29 Romo 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 3.24 Yarbrough pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Porcello pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored „ Brasier 2-2, Stanek 1-0. HBP „ Porcello 2 (Cron,Adames). WP „ Brasier. Umpires „ Home, Alan Porter; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Angel Hernandez. T „ 2:53. A „ 25,695 (42,735).YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 1, SECOND GAMENEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner lf 5 1 1 1 0 0 .242 Stanton dh 4 0 1 1 1 2 .282 Hicks cf 4 0 2 1 0 1 .253 Andujar 3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .300 Walker rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .226 Robinson rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Torres ss 3 1 2 0 1 0 .271 Bird 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .199 Romine c 4 3 3 1 0 0 .260 Torreyes 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .310 TOTALS 36 5 12 4 2 6 BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .309 Gentry rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .246 Villar ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Davis dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .169 Mancini 1b 3 1 3 0 1 0 .236 Nunez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 3 .237 Andreoli lf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .217 Peterson 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .197 Joseph c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .211 TOTALS 34 1 7 1 2 11 NEW YORK 120 100 001„5 12 0 BALTIMORE 000 000 001„1 7 1 E „ Mancini (3). LOB „ New York 6, Baltimore 8. 2B „ Gardner (17), Gentry (5), Mancini 2 (18). HR „ Romine (9), off Castro. RBIs „ Gardner (38), Stanton (82), Hicks (61), Romine (37), Peterson (24). CS „ Andujar (1), Torres (2). Runners left in scoring position „ New York 2 (Hicks, Walker); Baltimore 6 (Villar, Nunez 2, Andreoli, Peterson, Joseph). RISP „ New York 3 for 10; Baltimore 2 for 10. Runners moved up „ Walker. GIDP „ Stanton, Bird. DP „ Baltimore 2 (Villar, Peterson, Mancini), (Peterson, Villar, Mancini). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gray, W, 10-8 6.1 3 0 0 1 7 79 5.05 Holder 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 29 3.02 Kahnle .2 3 1 1 0 1 24 6.43 Betances, S, 1-2 .1 0 0 0 0 1 5 2.18 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cashner, L, 4-12 7 9 4 3 2 4 112 4.79 Castro 2 3 1 1 0 2 31 4.40 Inherited runners-scored „ Holder 1-0, Betances 2-0. WP „ Cashner, Gray, Betances. Umpires „ Home, Sean Barber; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, James Hoye; Third, Mark Ripperger. T „ 2:50. A „ 26,236 (45,971).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLAUG. 26 1916: Philadelphias Joe Bush pitched a no-hitter to beat Cleveland 5-0. 1939: The “rst major league baseball game is televised. NBC broadcasts a doubleheader at Brooklyns Ebbets Field between the Cincinnati Reds and the Dodgers. 1947: Brooklyns Dan Bankhead became the “rst black pitcher in the majors. He homered in his “rst major league plate appearance, but didnt fare well on the mound. In 3 1-3 innings of relief, he gave up 10 hits and six earned runs in Pittsburghs 16-3 victory. 1962: Minnesotas Jack Kralick pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the Kansas City Athletics at Metropolitan Stadium. 1987: Milwaukees Paul Molitor went 0-for-4, ending his 39-game hitting streak, and the Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in 10 innings on pinch-hitter Rick Mannings RBI single. With Molitor waiting in the on-deck circle for a possible “fth at-bat, Manning singled in the game-winner. 1991: Kansas Citys Brett Saberhagen pitched a nohitter to lead the Royals to a 7-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. 1999: Randy Johnson reached 300 strikeouts in record time, notching nine in seven innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Florida Marlins 12-2. Johnson achieved the milestone in his 29th start. 2004: Ichiro Suzuki homered in the ninth inning for his 200th hit of the season, but Seattle fell to Kansas City 7-3. Suzuki became the “rst player to reach 200 hits in each of his “rst four major league seasons. 2007: Dalton Carrikers home run in the bottom of the eighth gave Warner Robins, Ga., a 3-2 victory over Tokyo to win the Little League World Series. 2008: Major League Baseball announced umpires will be allowed to check video on home run calls starting Aug. 27. Video will be used only on boundary calls,Ž such as determining if ”y balls went over the fence, potential home runs were fair or foul, fan interference on possible homers.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSYankees 10, Orioles 3, Game 1; Yankees 5, Orioles 1, Game 2: Miguel Andujar homered and had four RBIs in the “rst game. Sonny Gray made the most of a foray into the starting rotation by taking a three-hitter into the seventh inning in the second game. Cubs 10, Reds 6: Daniel Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer. Giants 5 Rangers 3: Andrew Suarez pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball. Mets 3, Nationals 0: Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row. Blue Jays 8, Phillies 6: Aledmys Diaz hit a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Philadelphia, handing the slumping Phillies their sixth loss in seven games. White Sox 6, Tigers 1: Lucas Giolito pitched seven sharp innings in his third straight quality start, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers. Rays 5, Red Sox 1: Kevin Kiermaier tripled to key a two-run sixth inning, Tommy Pham homered and the Tampa Bay Rays won their seventh straight game by beating the major league-leading Boston Red Sox. LATE N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 2nd game Oakland at Minnesota Cleveland at Kansas City Seattle at Arizona Houston at L.A. Angels Atlanta at Miami Pittsburgh at Milwaukee St. Louis at Colorado San Diego at L.A. DodgersTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Washington Rodriguez (R) 1-1 5.46 3-2 1-1 15.0 5.40 New York Matz (L) 1:10p 5-10 4.55 11-12 0-2 7.2 15.26 Atlanta Gausman (R) 8-9 3.99 9-16 3-0 22.0 1.23 Miami Lopez (R) 1:10p 2-3 4.42 2-7 0-1 18.1 3.93 Pittsburgh Archer (R) 4-6 4.41 11-10 1-1 14.0 4.50 Milwaukee Anderson (R) 2:10p 8-7 3.92 13-12 1-0 14.2 6.14 Cincinnati Bailey (R) 1-11 6.21 1-16 0-3 14.2 7.98 Chicago Hendricks (R) 2:20p 9-10 4.04 12-14 1-1 19.0 3.79 St. Louis Gomber (L) 3-0 2.98 5-0 2-0 16.0 1.13 Colorado Anderson (L) 3:10p 6-6 4.45 10-16 0-2 16.2 7.56 San Diego Erlin (L) 3-3 3.46 3-3 1-0 16.0 3.94 Los Angeles Wood (L) 4:10p 7-6 3.60 12-12 0-1 15.0 3.00AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Chicago Kopech (R) 0-0 0.00 0-1 0-0 2.0 0.00 Detroit Zimmermann (R) 1:10p 6-5 4.18 9-9 2-1 17.1 3.63 Boston Eovaldi (R) 5-5 3.81 6-9 0-1 13.0 6.23 Tampa Bay Snell (L) 1:10p 15-5 2.07 15-9 3-0 16.0 0.56 Oakland Anderson (L) 3-3 3.47 7-5 1-0 19.2 0.92 Minnesota Berrios (R) 2:10p 11-8 3.69 15-11 0-0 12.2 5.68 Cleveland Bieber (R) 7-2 4.36 9-4 1-0 17.1 3.12 Kansas City Lopez (R) 2:15p 0-3 3.99 0-2 0-2 9.2 6.52 Houston Valdez (L) 1-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Los Angeles Pena (R) 4:07p 1-3 4.53 5-6 0-0 17.2 3.57 New York Severino (R) 16-6 3.28 20-6 2-1 16.0 5.06 Baltimore Bundy (R) 8:05p 7-12 5.31 8-16 0-2 14.1 13.19INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Philadelphia Velasquez (R) 8-9 4.06 10-14 0-1 10.1 6.97 Toronto Estrada (R) 1:07p 7-9 4.88 11-11 2-1 17.1 6.23 Texas Gallardo (R) 7-2 6.16 9-2 1-1 15.1 4.70 San Francisco Holland (L) 4:05p 6-8 3.75 13-11 1-0 16.0 2.81 Seattle Leake (R) 8-7 3.90 17-8 0-0 20.2 2.18 Arizona Greinke (R) 4:10p 12-8 3.06 15-11 0-2 19.1 3.72 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. FRIDAYS GAMES American League N.Y. Yankees 7, Baltimore 5, 10 innings Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay 10, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 3 Oakland 7, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 4 Seattle 6, Arizona 3 Houston 9, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 7, San Francisco 6, 10 innings National League Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Miami 1, Atlanta 0 N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 0 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 6, 15 innings St. Louis 7, Colorado 5 L.A. Dodgers 11, San Diego 1 Interleague Texas 7, San Francisco 6, 10 innings Seattle 6, Arizona 3 Toronto 4, Philadelphia 2 MONDAYS GAMES American League Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m. National League Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Interleague Colorado at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.MLB CALENDARAug. 31: Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster. Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games. Oct. 4: Division Series start. Oct. 12: League Championship Series start. Oct. 23: World Series starts. November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, “fth day after World Series. November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8: General managers meetings, Carlsbad Calif. TOP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 110 432 104 146 .338 JMartinez Bos 123 471 95 158 .335 Altuve Hou 107 420 66 138 .329 MMachado Bal 96 365 48 115 .315 Segura Sea 118 486 79 153 .315 Trout LAA 110 375 82 117 .312 MSmith TB 116 374 50 115 .307 Merri“eld KC 125 490 61 149 .304 Brantley Cle 115 459 73 139 .303 Andujar NYY 116 445 65 132 .297 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. FFreeman Atl 128 493 80 156 .316 Yelich Mil 113 449 87 141 .314 Markakis Atl 128 500 69 156 .312 Gennett Cin 125 474 74 147 .310 Arenado Col 122 457 82 141 .309 Cain Mil 110 417 65 128 .307 Martinez StL 121 418 46 128 .306 DPeralta Ari 115 451 64 138 .306 Dickerson Pit 109 414 53 126 .304 Zobrist ChC 106 339 57 103 .304 Through Aug. 24


The Sun / Sunday, August 26, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Clearwater (Phillies) 39 21 .650 „ Lakeland (Tigers) 35 24 .593 3 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 33 27 .550 6 Tampa (Yankees) 30 31 .492 9 Daytona (Reds) 28 33 .459 11 Florida (Braves) 20 38 .345 18 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 35 24 .593 „ Fort Myers (Twins) 35 26 .574 1 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 32 29 .525 4 Jupiter (Marlins) 26 32 .448 8 St. Lucie (Mets) 25 35 .417 10 Bradenton (Pirates) 19 37 .339 14 Saturdays Games Dunedin at Bradenton, ppd. Dunedin at Bradenton, cancelled Palm Beach 7, Jupiter 3 Charlotte at Clearwater, ppd. St. Lucie 5, Fort Myers 2 Lakeland 5, Florida 1 Tampa 5, Daytona 4, 10 innings Sundays Games Lakeland at Florida, 11 a.m. Fort Myers at St. Lucie, 12 p.m. Charlotte at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Jupiter at Palm Beach, 1 p.m. Dunedin at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Tampa at Daytona, 5:35 p.m. Mondays Games St. Lucie at Lakeland, Game 1, 5 p.m. St. Lucie at Lakeland, Game 2, TBD Clearwater at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Palm Beach at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Daytona at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Bradenton at Fort Myers, 7 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 1 0 .667 77 62 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 42 45 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 46 37 Miami 0 3 0 .000 54 80 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 2 1 0 .667 53 44 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 51 40 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 61 54 Tennessee 0 3 0 .000 37 77 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 4 0 0 1.000 97 52 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 51 40 Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 81 71 Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 42 29 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 44 35 L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 41 38 Denver 1 2 0 .333 80 83 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 58 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 2 1 0 .667 62 53 Washington 1 2 0 .333 49 68 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 3 0 .000 34 73 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 3 0 0 1.000 80 57 Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 86 71 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 40 Atlanta 0 3 0 .000 20 62 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Minnesota 2 1 0 .667 73 62 Green Bay 2 1 0 .667 88 64 Chicago 2 2 0 .500 94 90 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 60 76 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 L.A. Rams 2 1 0 .667 47 68 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 54 60 Seattle 0 3 0 .000 51 64 WEEK 3 Aug. 23Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 0Fridays GamesCarolina 25, New England 14 Denver 29, Washington 17 N.Y. Giants 22, N.Y. Jets 16 Minnesota 21, Seattle 20 Detroit 33, Tampa Bay 30 Oakland 13, Green Bay 6Saturdays GamesChicago 27, Kansas City 20 Pittsburgh 16, Tennessee 6 L.A. Rams 21, Houston 20 Indianapolis 23, San Francisco 17 Jacksonville 17, Atlanta 6 Baltimore 27, Miami 10 New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, lateTodays GamesCincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m.WEEK 4 Thursday, Aug. 30New England at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m. L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 10 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAP PRESEASON TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for a “ rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last years “ nal ranking (LYR): RECORD PTS LYR 1. Alabama (42) 13-1 1,505 1 2. Clemson (18) 12-2 1,476 4 3. Georgia 13-2 1,350 2 4. Wisconsin (1) 13-1 1,271 7 5. Ohio State 12-2 1,256 5 6. Washington 10-3 1,215 16 7. Oklahoma 12-2 1,173 3 8. Miami 10-3 1,027 13 9. Auburn 10-4 1,013 10 10. Penn State 11-2 1,012 8 11. Michigan State 10-3 877 15 12. Notre Dame 10-3 804 11 13. Stanford 9-5 778 20 14. Michigan 8-5 773 „ 15. Southern California 11-3 543 12 16. Texas Christian 11-3 533 9 17. West Virginia 7-6 511 „ 18. Mississippi State 9-4 450 19 19. Florida State 7-6 384 „ 20. Virginia Tech 9-4 351 24 21. Central Florida 13-0 312 6 22. Boise State 11-3 292 22 23. Texas 7-6 216 „ 24. Oregon 7-6 148 „ 25. Louisiana State 9-4 106 18 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 96, Florida 68, Utah 60, Oklahoma State 51, Florida Atlantic University 38, Arizona 28, North Carolina State 22, Texas A&M 21, Boston College 18, Northwestern 13, Kansas State 10, Iowa State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 3, Troy 2, Iowa 2, Kentucky 1, Arkansas State 1, Fresno State 1. THE AP TOP 25 SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 2 Thursdays GameNo. 21 UCF at UConn, 7 p.m.Friday, Aug. 31No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Western Kentucky, 9 p.m. No. 13 Stanford vs. San Diego State, 9 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1No. 1 Alabama vs. Louisville at Orlando, Fla., 8 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Furman, 12:20 p.m. No. 3 Georgia vs. Austin Peay, 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. Oregon State, noon No. 6 Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma vs. FAU, noon No. 10 Penn State vs. Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Michigan State vs. Utah State, 7 p.m. No. 12 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Michigan, 7:30 p.m. No. 15 Southern Cal vs. UNLV, 4 p.m. No. 16 TCU vs. Southern U., noon No. 17 West Virginia vs. Tennessee at Charlotte, N.C., 3:30 p.m. No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Stephen F. Austin, 7:30 p.m. No. 22 Boise State at Troy, 6 p.m. No. 23 Texas at Maryland, noon No. 24 Oregon vs. Bowling Green, 8 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2No. 8 Miami vs. No. 25 LSU at Arlington, Texas, 7:30 p.m.Monday, Sept. 3No. 19 Florida State vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.RESULTSWEEK 1 Saturdays Games EASTUMass 63, Duquesne 15SOUTHNC A&T at Jacksonville State, lateSOUTHWESTPrairie View at Rice, lateFAR WESTHawaii at Colorado State, late Wyoming at New Mexico State, lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -235 Cincinnati +215 at New York -107 Washington -103 Atlanta -180 at Miami +165 at Milwaukee -137 Pittsburgh +127 at Colorado -135 St. Louis +125 at Los Angeles -230 San Diego +210American LeagueChicago -110 at Detroit +100 New York 268 at Baltimore +238 at Tampa Bay -121 Boston +111 at Minnesota -105 Oakland -105 Cleveland -213 at Kansas City +193 Houston -139 at Los Angeles +129InterleaguePhiladelphia -116 at Toronto +106 at San Francisco -157 Texas +147 at Arizona -187 Seattle +172 NFL PRESEASON TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Buffalo 1 1 41 Cincinnati Arizona +3 2 40 at DallasUpdated odds available at Pregame.coGOLFPGA TOURTHE NORTHERN TRUSTSaturdays leaders at Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,385; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundBryson DeChambeau 68-66-63„197 Keegan Bradley 70-69-62„201 Cameron Smith 69-68-65„202 Tony Finau 69-67-66„202 Billy Horschel 69-69-65„203 Adam Scott 69-64-70„203 Jordan Spieth 70-70-64„204 Beau Hossler 67-71-66„204 Chez Reavie 71-66-67„204 Patrick Cantlay 69-67-68„204 Phil Mickelson 68-68-68„204 Adam Hadwin 71-65-68„204 Brooks Koepka 67-65-72„204 Aaron Wise 70-68-67„205 Nick Watney 69-68-68„205 Louis Oosthuizen 71-66-68„205 Jason Day 71-66-68„205 Justin Thomas 69-67-69„205 Jamie Lovemark 66-66-73„205 Charley Hoffman 69-70-67„206 Scott Stallings 70-69-67„206 Sam Ryder 69-69-68„206 Webb Simpson 71-66-69„206 Kevin Tway 66-69-71„206 Dustin Johnson 67-67-72„206 Kyle Stanley 71-70-66„207 Hideki Matsuyama 67-73-67„207 Patrick Reed 69-71-67„207 Luke List 70-69-68„207 Daniel Berger 69-70-68„207 Brian Stuard 68-71-68„207 Peter Uihlein 68-68-71„207 Ryan Palmer 68-67-72„207 Jhonattan Vegas 67-68-72„207 Sean OHair 66-69-72„207 Kevin Na 67-75-66„208 Bronson Burgoon 68-73-67„208 Sung Kang 69-72-67„208 Gary Woodland 72-68-68„208 Kevin Streelman 69-69-70„208 Tommy Fleetwood 67-68-73„208 Byeong Hun An 71-71-67„209 Jimmy Walker 69-72-68„209 Paul Casey 67-73-69„209 Ted Potter, Jr. 71-69-69„209 Whee Kim 72-68-69„209 Bubba Watson 71-67-71„209 Harold Varner III 69-68-72„209 Tiger Woods 71-71-68„210 Austin Cook 68-74-68„210 Pat Perez 73-68-69„210 Scott Piercy 67-72-71„210 Brandon Harkins 73-69-69„211 Chesson Hadley 72-69-70„211 Brian Harman 72-69-70„211 Zach Johnson 72-68-71„211 Emiliano Grillo 69-70-72„211 Seamus Power 71-71-70„212 Marc Leishman 73-69-70„212 Ian Poulter 69-73-70„212 Matt Kuchar 72-69-71„212 Danny Lee 67-73-72„212 Brian Gay 71-68-73„212 Tyrrell Hatton 69-70-73„212 Sam Saunders 68-70-74„212 Martin Laird 70-72-71„213 Alex Cejka 67-74-72„213 Jason Kokrak 71-69-73„213 Patton Kizzire 70-70-73„213 Kevin Kisner 69-69-75„213 J.J. Spaun 70-71-73„214 Ryan Armour 69-72-73„214 Trey Mullinax 68-74-73„215 Si Woo Kim 69-72-74„215 Andrew Putnam 67-72-76„215 Rafa Cabrera Bello 67-71-77„215 C.T. Pan 70-72-74„216 Andrew Landry 73-69-74„216 Chris Kirk 70-72-74„216 Anirban Lahiri 71-71-75„217LPGA TOURCP WOMENS CANADIAN OPENSaturdays leaders at Wascana CC, Saskatchewan Purse: $2,250,000. Yardage: 6,675; Par: 71 (35-37) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundBrooke M. Henderson 66-66-70„202 Nasa Hataoka 64-70-69„203 Angel Yin 65-67-71„203 Sung Hyun Park 70-64-70„204 Su Oh 70-66-69„205 Austin Ernst 66-69-70„205 Minjee Lee 66-73-67„206 Lydia Ko 66-72-68„206 Jennifer Song 71-66-69„206 Mariah Stackhouse 66-69-71„206 Amy Yang 66-65-75„206 Mirim Lee 69-72-66„207 Bronte Law 69-69-69„207 Jin Young Ko 69-69-69„207 Anna Nordqvist 70-66-71„207 Maria Torres 68-66-73„207 Ariya Jutanugarn 64-70-73„207 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-69-70„208 Jaye Marie Green 69-68-71„208 Shanshan Feng 70-68-71„209 Jenny Shin 69-68-72„209 Lindy Duncan 68-69-72„209 Lee-Anne Pace 71-71-68„210 Sei Young Kim 68-73-69„210 Ally McDonald 69-70-71„210 Caroline Inglis 68-71-71„210 Georgia Hall 68-70-72„210 Mariajo Uribe 64-73-73„210 Megan Khang 68-74-69„211 Alena Sharp 71-70-70„211 Katherine Kirk 70-71-70„211 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 70-71-70„211 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71-68-72„211 Angela Stanford 70-67-74„211 Perrine Delacour 69-68-74„211 Yu Liu 67-69-75„211 Celine Herbin 70-70-72„212 Brittany Lincicome 69-70-73„212 Beatriz Recari 70-68-74„212 Charley Hull 68-70-74„212 Nelly Korda 71-71-71„213 Jackie Stoelting 71-71-71„213 Azahara Munoz 70-72-71„213 Mi Jung Hur 70-72-71„213 In Gee Chun 68-74-71„213 Caroline Masson 71-70-72„213 Annie Park 69-72-72„213 Brittany Lang 67-74-72„213 Madelene Sagstrom 71-69-73„213 a-Yealimi Noh 71-69-73„213 Jane Park 70-69-74„213 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 65-74-74„213 Cindy LaCrosse 68-70-75„213 Ashleigh Buhai 70-66-77„213 Mo Martin 70-72-72„214 Kris Tamulis 68-73-73„214 Ryann OToole 67-73-74„214 Haru Nomura 70-69-75„214 Celine Boutier 71-71-73„215 Xiyu Lin 71-71-73„215 Daniela Darquea 68-74-73„215 Aditi Ashok 67-74-74„215 Jessica Korda 66-75-74„215 Cristie Kerr 68-74-74„216 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 68-73-75„216 Tiffany Chan 70-72-75„217 Luna Sobron 69-72-76„217 Hannah Green 68-71-78„217 Dani Holmqvist 73-69-76„218 Sandra Changkija 70-72-76„218 Paula Reto 73-68-78„219 Kelly Shon 72-70-82„224Failed to Make the CutHaeji Kang 75-68„143 Danielle Kang 74-69„143 Catriona Matthew 72-71„143 Lauren Kim 71-72„143 Katie Burnett 71-72„143 Amy Olson 71-72„143 Carlota Ciganda 70-73„143 Juli Inkster 70-73„143 Christina Kim 70-73„143 Julieta Granada 69-74„143 Pornanong Phatlum 69-74„143 Nicole Broch Larsen 68-75„143 Sophia Popov 71-73„144 Gemma Dryburgh 71-73„144 Tiffany Joh 71-73„144 Katelyn Dambaugh 70-74„144 P.K. Kongkraphan 70-74„144 Yani Tseng 69-75„144 Mina Harigae 67-77„144 Jacqui Concolino 75-70„145 Morgan Pressel 74-71„145 Gaby Lopez 73-72„145 Brianna Do 73-72„145 Moriya Jutanugarn 71-74„145 Sarah Jane Smith 71-74„145 Mel Reid 70-75„145 Jing Yan 69-76„145 Lauren Coughlin 69-76„145 Brittany Altomare 75-71„146 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 74-72„146 Becky Morgan 73-73„146 Mi Hyang Lee 72-74„146 Daniela Iacobelli 72-74„146 Benyapa Niphatsophon 72-74„146 Caroline Hedwall 71-75„146 Lee Lopez 71-75„146 Sakura Yokomine 71-75„146 Wei-Ling Hsu 70-76„146 Camilla Lennarth 68-78„146 Brittany Marchand 74-73„147 Madeleine Sheils 73-74„147 Cheyenne Woods 72-75„147 Min Lee 72-75„147 Emma Talley 71-76„147 Peiyun Chien 71-76„147 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-77„147 Ayako Uehara 70-77„147 Pernilla Lindberg 69-78„147 a-Naomi Ko 68-79„147 a-Tiffany Kong 76-72„148 Natalie Gulbis 75-73„148 Hee Young Park 74-74„148 Kassidy Teare 73-75„148 Sandra Gal 73-75„148 Robynn Ree 72-76„148 Marina Alex 71-77„148 Rebecca Artis 71-77„148 Jennifer Hahn 71-77„148 Wichanee Meechai 71-77„148 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 74-75„149 Louise Stahle 73-76„149 Emily Pedersen 73-76„149 Chella Choi 70-79„149 Lexi Thompson 72-78„150 Laetitia Beck 72-78„150 Alison Lee 77-74„151 a-Ellie Eileen Szeryk 72-79„151 Augusta James 74-78„152 Amelia Lewis 74-78„152 a-Celeste Dao 71-81„152 Cydney Clanton 70-82„152 Anna Young 78-75„153 Erynne Lee 74-79„153 Elizabeth Tong 73-80„153 Kim Kaufman 73-80„153 Jennifer Ha 75-79„154 Samantha Troyanovich 73-82„155 Megan Osland 75-82„157 Lorie Kane 83-77„160 Jessy Tang 76-84„160 a-Kasumi Kuniyoshi 81-86„167 Bobbi Brandon 83-90„173EUROPEAN TOURD+D REAL CZECH MASTERSSaturdays leaders at Albatross Golf Resort, Prague Purse: $1.16 million. Yardage: 7,467; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundAndrea Pavan, Italy 65-69-65„199 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 66-68-65„199 Gavin Green, Malaysia 64-68-70„202 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 67-68-68„203 Tapio Pulkkanen, Finland 65-69-70„204 Nino Bertasio, Italy 66-71-67„204 Phachara Khongwatmai, Thailand 69-67-68„204 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 64-70-71„205 Lee Slattery, England 65-72-68„205 Alexander Knappe, Germany 67-69-69„205 Eddie Pepperell, England 66-71-68„205 Tom Lewis, England 69-66-71„206 Soomin Lee, South Korea 66-69-71„206 Callum Taren, England 64-72-70„206 Scott Vincent, Zimbabwe 67-71-68„206AlsoDavid Lipsky, United States 69-69-70„208 Hunter Stewart, United States 69-70-69„208 John Daly, United States 64-75-70„209 Chase Koepka, United States 67-69-75„211 Paul Peterson, United States 70-69-77„216PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBOEING CLASSICSaturdays leaders at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash. Purse: $2.1 million; Yardage: 7,217; Par: 72Second RoundKevin Sutherland 70-60„130 Ken Tanigawa 66-64„130 Scott McCarron 66-67„133 Scott Dunlap 68-66„134 Scott Parel 65-70„135 Tom Pernice Jr. 65-70„135 Kent Jones 65-70„135 Bernhard Langer 68-68„136 Larry Mize 68-68„136 Miguel Angel Jimnez 67-69„136 Tommy Tolles 70-67„137 Joe Durant 70-67„137 Stephen Ames 71-66„137 Jesper Parnevik 68-69„137 Jerry Kelly 68-69„137 Mike Grob 67-70„137 Billy Andrade 67-70„137 Michael Bradley 69-69„138 Bob Estes 67-71„138 Steve Pate 66-72„138 Dudley Hart 70-69„139 Glen Day 70-69„139 Kenny Perry 69-70„139 Jerry Smith 69-70„139 Duffy Waldorf 71-69„140 Mark Calcavecchia 71-69„140 Brian Henninger 72-68„140 Mark OMeara 72-68„140 Gary Hallberg 73-67„140 Woody Austin 73-67„140 John Huston 68-72„140 Steve Flesch 70-71„141 Olin Browne 70-71„141 Lee Janzen 70-71„141 Willie Wood 70-71„141 David McKenzie 68-73„141 Gene Sauers 68-73„141 Fran Quinn 73-68„141 Kirk Triplett 71-71„142 Brian Mogg 72-70„142 Jeff Maggert 68-74„142 Colin Montgomerie 73-69„142 Fred Couples 71-72„143 Paul Goydos 71-72„143 Joey Sindelar 70-73„143 Steve Jones 73-70„143 Brad Bryant 69-74„143 Tommy Armour III 75-68„143 Todd Hamilton 71-73„144 John Inman 71-73„144 Esteban Toledo 71-73„144 Marco Dawson 70-74„144 Rocco Mediate 72-72„144 Bart Bryant 69-75„144 Dan Forsman 73-71„144 Scott Verplank 73-71„144 Carlos Franco 73-71„144 Darren Clarke 68-76„144 Jeff Sluman 75-69„144 Tim Petrovic 72-73„145 David Frost 70-75„145 Mark Brooks 74-71„145 Doug Garwood 74-71„145 Scott Simpson 75-70„145 Billy Mayfair 76-69„145 Paul Broadhurst 71-75„146 Tom Byrum 70-76„146 Guy Boros 75-71„146 Mike Goodes 73-74„147 Tom Werkmeister 76-72„148 Chris DiMarco 74-75„149 David Toms 74-75„149 Scott Hoch 73-77„150 Skip Kendall 75-76„151 Wes Short, Jr. 78-73„151 Steve Lowery 75-78„153 Tom Kite 78-77„155WEB.COM TOURNATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at The Ohio State University GC (Scarlett), Columbus, Ohio Purse: $1 million. Yardage: 7,444; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundJim Knous 68-68-65„201 Robert Streb 65-68-68„201 Joseph Bramlett 70-68-65„203 Denny McCarthy 66-69-68„203 Seth Reeves 69-70-65„204 Curtis Luck 67-69-68„204 Matt Jones 67-68-69„204 Sangmoon Bae 68-70-68„206 Henrik Norlander 64-74-68„206 Lanto Grif“ n 68-69-69„206 Peter Malnati 69-68-69„206 Tyrone Van Aswegen 69-67-70„206 Wes Roach 69-66-71„206 Cameron Davis 69-71-67„207 Shawn Stefani 67-72-68„207 Dylan Meyer 67-71-69„207 Dylan Frittelli 70-72-65„207 Nicholas Lindheim 67-70-70„207 Roberto Daz 70-69-69„208 Sebastian Cappelen 69-69-70„208 Kramer Hickok 66-68-74„208 Rob Oppenheim 69-71-69„209 Robby Shelton 67-72-70„209 Dan McCarthy 73-69-67„209 Max Homa 69-73-67„209 Corey Conners 68-69-72„209 Talor Gooch 72-66-71„209 Ben Silverman 70-72-67„209 Erik Compton 68-69-72„209 Hunter Mahan 69-68-72„209 Sam Burns 68-67-74„209 Cameron Champ 69-71-70„210 Taylor Moore 67-74-69„210 Ricky Barnes 68-73-69„210 Anders Albertson 69-67-74„210 Andres Romero 77-66-67„210 Conrad Shindler 74-67-70„211 Mark Anderson 70-69-72„211 Sebastin Muoz 69-67-75„211 Chase Seiffert 68-72-72„212 Robert Garrigus 69-72-71„212 Rico Hoey 71-70-71„212 Sungjae Im 72-69-71„212 Nate Lashley 68-71-73„212 Justin Hueber 71-70-71„212 Lucas Glover 70-69-73„212 J.J. Henry 68-70-74„212 Sepp Straka 69-71-73„213 Joey Garber 68-72-73„213 Bo Hoag 68-71-74„213 Wyndham Clark 70-72-71„213 Adam Schenk 72-70-71„213 Fabin Gmez 73-70-70„213 Aaron Baddeley 70-73-70„213 Julian Suri 74-69-70„213 Trevor Cone 72-71-70„213 Michael Arnaud 69-72-73„214 Willy Wilcox 68-71-75„214 Eric Axley 72-70-72„214 Zac Blair 73-69-72„214 Ben Crane 66-76-72„214 Scott Langley 70-73-71„214 Kevin Dougherty 76-67-71„214 Hank Lebioda 70-73-71„214 Rhein Gibson 71-70-74„215 Maverick McNealy 69-72-74„215 Ben Taylor 69-72-74„215 Carlos Ortiz 70-72-73„215 Mark Hubbard 71-72-72„215 Jonathan Byrd 71-71-74„216 Brett Stegmaier 70-73-73„216 Scott Pinckney 69-74-73„216 Bhavik Patel 72-71-73„216 Ryan Yip 68-75-75„218 Blayne Barber 68-73-78„219Failed to Make the CutJos de Rodrguez 72-72„144 David Hearn 75-69„144 Adam Svensson 70-74„144 Erik Barnes 72-72„144 Roger Sloan 70-74„144 Ben Kohles 71-73„144 David Lingmerth 69-75„144 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 70-74„144 Xinjun Zhang 76-68„144 Matt Every 72-72„144 Justin Lower 73-71„144 John Oda 69-76„145 Johnson Wagner 74-71„145 Cameron Percy 69-76„145 Tim Herron 72-73„145 Parker McLachlin 72-73„145 Vince Covello 71-74„145 Alex Prugh 70-75„145 Josh Teater 69-76„145 John Chin 72-73„145 Martin Piller 72-73„145 Ethan Tracy 71-74„145 Rafael Campos 74-71„145 Edward Loar 74-71„145 Julin Etulain 70-76„146 Derek Fathauer 77-69„146 Chad Campbell 74-72„146 Nelson Ledesma 74-72„146 Derek Ernst 75-71„146 Jim Herman 73-73„146 Michael Johnson 72-74„146 John Merrick 74-72„146 Brian Campbell 68-78„146 Brady Schnell 72-74„146 Martin Flores 70-76„146 Steve Wheatcroft 78-68„146 Adam Long 73-74„147 Michael Thompson 72-75„147 Chase Wright 73-74„147 Martin Trainer 70-77„147 Dominic Bozzelli 72-75„147 Brett Drewitt 71-76„147 Stephan Jaeger 72-75„147 Cameron Tringale 72-75„147 Chris Thompson 76-72„148 Tom Lovelady 75-73„148 Chris Paisley 72-76„148 Christian Brand 71-77„148 Brad Hop“ nger 75-73„148 John Senden 69-79„148 Jonathan Randolph 75-74„149 Stuart Appleby 75-74„149 Daniel Summerhays 71-78„149 Daisuke Kataoka 76-74„150 Will Claxton 76-74„150 Chad Collins 76-74„150 John Peterson 75-76„151 Billy Kennerly 76-75„151 Max Rottluff 75-76„151 Steven Ihm 74-77„151 Kyle Jones 75-77„152AUTO RACINGNASCAR XFINITYJOHNSONVILLE 180Saturday at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. Lap length: 4.048 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (11) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 45 laps, 0 rating, 48 points. 2. (1) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 54. 3. (12) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 44. 4. (2) Cole Custer, Ford, 45, 0, 41. 5. (17) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 40. 6. (4) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 43. 7. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 32. 8. (3) James Davison, Toyota, 45, 0, 29. 9. (9) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 45, 0, 28. 10. (13) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 32. 11. (18) Kaz Grala, Ford, 45, 0, 26. 12. (19) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 25. 13. (14) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 30. 14. (26) Katherine Legge, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 23. 15. (31) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 22. 16. (27) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 21. 17. (28) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 20. 18. (22) Brian Henderson, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 19. 19. (30) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 18. 20. (23) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 17. 21. (37) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 16. 22. (36) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 15. 23. (5) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 45, 0, 30. 24. (6) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 21. 25. (7) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 20. 26. (20) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 11. 27. (38) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 45, 0, 10. 28. (21) Ty Majeski, Ford, 45, 0, 9. 29. (24) Scott Heckert, Chevrolet, 44, 0, 8. 30. (25) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, accident, 35, 0, 7. 31. (15) Conor Daly, Ford, suspension, 35, 0, 6. 32. (40) Carl Long, Chevrolet, engine, 32, 0, 5. 33. (39) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, clutch, 25, 0, 4. 34. (29) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, reargear, 25, 0, 3. 35. (33) Timmy Hill, Dodge, brakes, 24, 0, 2. 36. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, engine, 17, 0, 1. 37. (8) Austin Cindric, Ford, engine, 15, 0, 1. 38. (34) James French, Toyota, brakes, 8, 0, 1. 39. (10) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 6, 0, 1. 40. (35) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, suspension, 2, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 75.920 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 23 minutes, 57 seconds. Margin of Victory: 5.403 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 11 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Tifft 1-10; B.Gaughan 11-12; A.Cindric 13-14; D.Hemric 15-21; J.Allgaier 22; B.Gaughan 23-28; M.Tifft 29-30; R.Sieg 31; J.Allgaier 32-37; J.Davison 38; J.Allgaier 39-45 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Allgaier, 3 times for 11 laps; M.Tifft, 2 times for 10 laps; B.Gaughan, 2 times for 6 laps; D.Hemric, 1 time for 6 laps; A.Cindric, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Davison, 1 time for 0 laps; R.Sieg, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: J.Allgaier, 4; C.Bell, 4; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 850; 2. J.Allgaier, 845; 3. E.Sadler, 833; 4. C.Custer, 832; 5. D.Hemric, 812; 6. B.Jones, 662; 7. T.Reddick, 646; 8. R.Truex, 638; 9. M.Tifft, 634; 10. A.Cindric, 548.VERIZON INDYCARBOMMARITO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 500 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for Saturday nights race at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill. (With qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver and engine. Field set by entrant points after quali“ cations were rained out). 1. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda 2. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda 3. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet 4. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet 5. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda 6. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet 7. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda 8. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda 9. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda 10. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda 11. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet 12. (10) Ed Jones, Honda 13. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda 14. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet 15. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet 16. (26) Zach Veach, Honda 17. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet 18. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet 19. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet 20. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet 21. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, HondaFORMULA ONEBELGIAN GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, SpaFrancorchamps, Belgium Lap length: 4.3 milesThird Session1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes GP, 1:58.179. 2. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:58.905. 3. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India, 2:01.851. 4. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 2:01.894. 5. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas F1, 2:02.122. 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 2:02.671. 7. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull, 2:02.769. 8. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, 2:02.939. 9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1, 2:04.933. 10. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes GP, DNS.Eliminated after second session11. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:43.844. 12. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:43.865. 13. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:44.062. 14. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:44.301. 15. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, no time.Eliminated after “ rst session16. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:44.489. 17. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren, 1:44.917. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams, 1:44.998. 19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams, 1:45.134. 20. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren, 1:45.307.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 16 4 6 54 55 30 New York Red Bulls 15 6 4 49 48 26 New York City FC 14 6 6 48 49 34 Columbus 11 8 7 40 33 33 Philadelphia 11 11 3 36 35 39 Montreal 10 14 3 33 34 45 New England 7 10 8 29 38 41 D.C. United 7 9 6 27 39 39 Toronto FC 7 12 6 27 43 46 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 Orlando City 7 16 2 23 38 59 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 13 5 7 46 40 31 Los Angeles FC 12 7 7 43 50 40 Sporting Kansas City 12 6 6 42 45 30 Real Salt Lake 11 10 5 38 36 44 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 9 8 38 49 48 Portland 10 6 7 37 35 34 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Vancouver 9 9 7 34 40 49 Minnesota United 9 14 2 29 38 50 Houston 7 11 7 28 41 37 Colorado 6 13 6 24 31 42 San Jose 3 13 8 17 34 44 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 22New York Red Bulls 1, New York City FC 1, tieAug. 23Columbus 1, Chicago 1, tie FC Dallas 1, Houston 1, tieFridays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Orlando City 1 Los Angeles FC 1, LA Galaxy 1, tieSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 1, New England 0 Toronto FC 3, Montreal 1 Minnesota United at Sporting KC, late Real Salt Lake at Colorado, late Vancouver at San Jose, lateTodays GamesD.C. United at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 9:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesHouston at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 1Sporting Kansas City at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. New York City FC at Columbus, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 2Atlanta United FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia (MLS) at Houston (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 Seattle 11 4 8 41 26 16 Portland 11 6 6 38 37 27 Utah 8 7 8 32 20 22 Chicago 7 4 10 31 29 25 Orlando 8 8 6 30 29 33 Houston 8 9 5 29 29 33 Washington 2 17 4 10 11 34 Sky Blue FC 0 15 5 5 18 40 3 p oints for victor y, 1 p oint for tie. Aug. 21Seattle 2, Houston 0Aug. 22Utah 1, Washington 0 Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina 1, Seattle 1, tie Portland 1, Washington 0 Chicago at Orlando, late Sky Blue FC at Houston, lateSaturday, Sept. 1Sky Blue FC at Washington, 7 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLWNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND Aug. 21Phoenix 101, Dallas 83 Los Angeles 75, Minnesota 68SECOND ROUND Aug. 23Washington 96, Los Angeles 64 Phoenix 96, Connecticut 86SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) SEATTLE VS. PHOENIXToday: Phoenix at Seattle, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31: Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Seattle at Phoenix, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Phoenix at Seattle, TBAATLANTA VS. WASHINGTONToday: Washington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31: Atlanta at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 2: Atlanta at Washington, TBA x-Tuesday, Sept. 4: Washington at Atlanta, TBATENNISATP WORLD TOURWINSTON-SALEM OPEN (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Wake Forest Tennis Center, Winston-Salem, N.C. Purse: $778,070 (WT250); Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipDaniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Steve Johnson (8), United States, 6-4, 6-4.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“ nalsDaniil Medvedev, Russia, def. Taro Daniel, Japan, 6-1, 6-1. Mens Doubles ChampionshipJean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (2), Hungary, def. Jamie Cerretani, United States, and Leander Paes, India, 6-4, 6-2.WTA TOURNEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at The Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, New Haven, Conn. Purse: $799,000 (Premier). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 6-1, 6-4.Womens Doubles ChampionshipAndrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Hsieh Su-Wei, Taiwan, and Laura Siegemund, Germany, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 10-4.FRIDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Semi“ nalsAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Julia Georges (5), Germany, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 4-4 retired.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAndrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Alicja Rosolska, Poland, and Abigail Spears, United States, 3-6, 6-3, 12-10.LITTLE LEAGUEWORLD SERIESAll times EasternAt South Williamsport, Pa. Saturdays Games International ChampionshipGame 27: Seoul (South Korea) 2, Kawaguchi (Japan) 1United States ChampionshipGame 28: Honolulu 3, Peachtree City (Ga.) 0Todays Games At Lamade Stadium Third PlaceGame 29: Kawaguchi (Japan) vs. Peachtree City (Ga.), 10 a.m.World ChampionshipGame 30: Seoul (South Korea) vs. Honolulu, 3 p.m.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueNEW YORK YANKEES „ Recalled RHP Luis Cessa from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) as their 26th man. TEXAS RANGERS „ Placed INF Hanser Alberto on the 10-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Carlos Prez from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Nick Gardewine from Round Rock and placed him on the 60-day DL.National LeaguePittsburgh Pirates „ Recalled RHP Nick Kingham from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Clay Holmes to Indianapolis. Reinstated RHP A.J. Schugel from the 60-day DL and outrighted him to Indianapolis.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed RHP Ben Allison. CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Traded OF Trevor Sealey to the St. Paul for cash and a player to be named. Traded OF K.C. Huth to the Gary for future considerations. Signed INF Dustin Williams. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed C Chris Coste and INF Jake Vieth. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Released OF Sonny Cortez. Signed C Jeffrey Sneed and 1B Kevin Riley. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed OF Danny Hayes. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed OF Alex Boxwell. WICHITA WINGNUTS „ Signed RHP Steve Pastora.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS „ Signed RHP Cody Strayer. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed RHPs Bobby Blevins and Arik Sikula and OF David Salgueiro. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Signed RHPs Max Biedrzycki and Lee Sosa. TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES „ Signed RHP Matt Rusch.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Sold the contract of RHP Alex Phillips to the Minnesota Twins. NORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed RHP Chance Simpson. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS „ Signed INF Dom Iero.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS „ Activated WR Josh Gordon from the active-NFI list. DETROIT LIONS „ Waived-injured S Stefan McClure. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS „ Placed WR Sergio Bailey II on injured reserve. Waived WR Jake Lampman. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Signed DL Jojo Wicker. Waived DB Darius Hillary.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueLOS ANGELES KINGS „ Signed F Drake Rymsha to a three-year entry-level contract,ECHLMANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed D Chris Carlisle.COLLEGESIDAHO STATE „ Placed athletic director Jeff Tingey on administrative leave by the school.


Page 6 SP Sunday, August 26, 2018 / The SunBy CLIFF BRUNTAssociated PressNORMAN, Okla. „ Blake Griffin stood inside the new performance center on the campus where he once starred and knew this project went far beyond him. The former Oklahoma star was on hand Saturday for the dedication of the Griffin Family Performance Center. Griffin, the AP Player of the Year in 2009, made the largest donation ever from a Sooner basketball player. The school would not disclose the amount. Im a little overwhelmed right now,Ž the Detroit Pistons forward said. I just cant find the words.Ž The schools Board of Regents agreed to name the $7 million facility for Griffin, but he wanted his family included. Griffin said his brother, former Sooner Taylor Griffin, helped with the planning. There was a rendering early on that was the Blake Griffin Performance Center, and I hated it,Ž he said. It made me feel weird just because my whole lives, my brother and I have been supported by my parents. They are the ones driving us to practice, working two jobs to make sure we had the things we needed „ shoes, uniforms, all that. This whole thing, again, has been a group effort.Ž Griffin and the Pistons will train at the facility before their Oct. 3 preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It includes basketball training courts, free weights and areas for stretching, cardiovascular training and strength testing. There are locker rooms, an exam and recovery area and a fueling station. The approximately 16,000 square-foot addition has been in use the past two months. Weve tried to give them every tool possible,Ž Griffin said. So if a kid really wants to earn it and they want to work hard enough, they have everything that they need. Theres stuff in here that Ive never used and Ive never had in my whole NBA career. Thats pretty special.Ž One of Griffins favorite things is the alumni locker room. Former Sooners Buddy Hield and Trae Young, current NBA players who were in town for alumni weekend, have lockers with their names on them at the facility so theyll feel at home when they return during the offseason. Athletic director Joe Castiglione said it has already affected recruiting. Just look at a face when they walk in,Ž he said. The eyes are wide as saucers, the mouth is agape, the wows, the cant believe it, blown away, incredible. They immediately start imagining what they could do with this type of training center. Those are the takeaways you get, and obviously thats what we sou ght.ŽCOLLEGE: BasketballOklahoma dedicates center named for Blake Gri n familyBy PAUL NEWBERRYAssociated PressATLANTA „ The Atlanta Dream are back in the WNBA playoffs, led by the coach of the year but missing the face of the franchise. When the Dream face the Washington Mystics in a best-of-five semifinal series that begins Sunday in Atlanta, theyll be without star Angel McCoughtry. The 31-year-old went down late in the season with a knee injury. Its going to be tough. Washington is a great offensive team,Ž Atlantas Renee Montgomery said. They have people who can go off for 30 on any given night. When you have explosive players like that, you really have to be on your toes.Ž The biggest threat, of course, is Elena Delle Donne, who led the Mystics in scoring at 20.7 points per game. In an interesting twist, she is facing the team she helped beat with one of the greatest comebacks in WNBA history. Playing for Chicago during the 2014 playoffs, Delle Donne scored 17 of 34 points in the fourth quarter as the Sky overcame a 20-point deficit on the road, handing the Dream an 81-80 loss in the decisive game of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now, shes looking to lead another team past Atlanta. Weve built a great culture here,Ž said Delle Donne, who is in her second season with the Mystics. Our trust with one another has grown this entire season.Ž McCoughtry, who was averaging 16.5 points a game, sustained her season-ending injury in an Aug. 7 victory over Las Vegas Her return to the Dream this season after a oneyear WNBA layoff was a big reason for Atlantas turnaround from a dismal 12-22 mark in 2017. Nicki Collen was another big part of the Dreams comeback The first-year coach took a while to find her groove, but Atlanta has been the WNBAs hottest team since the midway point of the season. I inherited a group of players who were hungry for success and have been easy to coach,Ž said Collen, who was named Associated Press coach of the year in her first lead job at any level I thank them for their belief in a rookie head coach.ŽFilling the voidTiffany Hayes leads Atlanta at 17.2 points per game, but five other players are averaging at least eight points to ease the sting of losing McCoughtry. In the regular-season finale against Las Vegas, Elizabeth Williams paced the Dream with 20 points, while Montgomery and Jessica Breland added 16 points apiece. Alex Bentley scored 12 off the bench.Streaking teamsDespite losing McCoughtry, Atlanta has won 15 of its last 17 games after going just 8-9 over the first half of the season. It wasnt pretty in the beginning, but if there is one thing I am genuinely proud of is when we were working to figure it out, we never lost more than two games in a row,Ž Collen said. Our consistency at the defensive end gave us chances to win games, and when we found our offensive flow we truly became fun to watch.Ž The Mystics have also been on quite a roll, ripping off an eight-game winning streak before losing at Minnesota in their regular-season finale. They bounced back to rout the Los Angeles Sparks 98-64 in the second round of the p la y offs .BASKETBALL: Dream vs. MysticsDream face Mystics with coach of year but missing McCoughtry By SARA PERLOWITZAssociated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. „ Dominant pitching Saturday got South Korea and Hawaii to the Little League World Series championship on Sunday. Neither of the starters „ Choi Ji-hyung for South Korea and Aukai Kea for Hawaii „ can pitch for the title, but thats OK. They each have done damage with their bats, too.Story so farSouth Korea beat Japan 2-1 in the second meeting of the teams at the tournament. This game was a lot closer than South Koreas 10-0 mercy-rule blowout of Japan earlier, but the Koreans hung on. In South Williamsport, they have outscored their opponents 21-4 over four games. Hawaii defeated Georgia 3-0, thanks to Keas 15 strikeouts and a couple of two-out rallies in the late innings.Who to watch Hawaii will only need to worry about Choi when he steps up to the plate, but thats still a problem. Choi has hit three home runs so far, one in each of his last three games. Kim Yeonghyeon was the closer Saturday and will be the starter on Sunday. Kea, like Choi, wont be available to pitch Sunday, but hes not bad at the plate, himself. Hes hitting .500 with a home run and two doubles. Hawaii manager Gerald Oda wouldnt say who he was starting for the tournament title.Did you knowThis will be the third time a team from Seoul has advanced to the tournament championship in the last six years. In 2014, South Korea won it all, but it lost to Maine-Endwell, New York, two years ago. Hawaii lost in the title game in 2010, but won the championship two years earlier in 2008.LITTLE LEAGUE: World SeriesAP PHOTOUniversity of Oklahoma womens basketball player Ana Llanusa, president James Gallogly, Gail and Blake Griffin, athletic director Joe Castiglione, and Taylor and Tommy Griffin and others cut the ribbon as the new Griffin Family Performance Center is dedicated at the University of Oklahoma, Saturday in Norman, Okla. AP PHOTOBlake Griffin tries to put a presentation basketball back on its stand inside a plastic case after it was presented to him by the mens and womens basketball team, as the new Griffin Family Performance Center at the University of Oklahoma is dedicated on Saturday in Norman, Okla. Behind is senior associate athletic director Zac Selmon. MLB: RaysRays OF Mallex Smith hospitalized due to viral infectionBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesOF Mallex Smith has been hospitalized due to a viral infection and placed on the 10-day DL, the Rays said after Fridays game. Smith was admitted to an area hospital and is receiving antibiotics via IV, the team said, but not expected to stay long. His condition is not considered anything like the life-threatening bacterial infection that led to Cleveland OF Leonys Martin being hospitalized and sidelined for the rest of the season. I dont get the sense its serious, manager Kevin Cash said. The kids in the hospital, so thats concerning enough. I dont know much other than that. Smith has been one of the Rays hottest hitters, so it was a surprise he was not in the lineup for Fridays game against Boston. Cash said Friday afternoon that Smith had woken about 3 a.m. feeling ill but said little else about his condition. The Rays initially are expected to call up a pitcher to take Smiths place on the active roster to add an extra arm to the bullpen, possibly RHP Andrew Kittredge. If they decide later to call up an outfielder, as they have two days off next week, prospect Austin Meadows, acquired from the Pirates in the Chris Archer trade, would be an option. Smith, 25, has been playing at the highest level of his career, hitting .307, seventh in the AL, with multiple hits in seven of his last eight games, and hitting .385 since moving to the leadoff spot Aug. 5. He shares the AL lead with nine triples and is fourth with 27 stolen bases. Smith was looking forward to going back to Atlanta next week and playing against his former teammates. AP PHOTOHonolulu, Hawaiis Sean Yamaguchi, right center, hugs Kaolu Holt as they celebrate getting the final out of the United States Championship baseball game against Peachtree City, Georgia at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Hawaii won 3-0 and will face South Korea in the Little League World Series Championship game Sunday. South Korea, Hawaii to meet in the LLWS championship


The Sun / Sunday, August 26, 2018 SP Page 7NFL: BuccaneersThe Bucs best plays are often made up on the ” yBy RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMESTAMPA „ For all the different formations, runs and pass routes in the playbook, the Bucs most successful play cant be found there. We joke about it, Whats your No. 1 play in the offense?Ž coach Dirk Koetter said. Its scramble. At the end of last year, what we determined to be a scramble play was between 90 and 100 plays.Ž Considering there are typically between 55-65 plays per game, thats pretty significant. Whats more, the ability by quarterback Jameis Winston to extend plays outside the pocket and produce positive yardage is one of his biggest assets. The Bucs scramble plays in last Saturdays 30-14 win at Tennessee were noteworthy, including Winstons ill-advised but successful TD pass to Chris Godwin in the second quarter. We had four scramble plays from the first half,Ž Koetter said. One where (Winston) scrambled and hit O.J. One where (Ryan) Fitzpatrick scrambled and ran for about eight yards. We were flooding the other side of the field. And the other touchdown to Godwin (from Winston) that got called back.Ž The scramble drill is something offensive coordinator Todd Monken and quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian have really emphasized in training camp. Monk has been really working with these guys,Ž Koetter said. He did it (Tuesday) when they have these red bags. Hes got lots of different versions of it and these guys have really bought into it. Its been good and you can see the results.Ž Godwin says receivers are aware that both Winston and Fitzpatrick have the ability to escape the pocket. When a play breaks down, receivers know how to make themselves available to the quarterback based on where they are on the field. We work on the scramble drill every week,Ž Godwin said. Going out there, we understand our quarterbacks, theyre able to escape and extend the play. So its our job as receivers to keep the play alive and try to get open for them and give them an option. Obviously, Jameis trusts us enough to give us a chance to try and make a play. Then when the ball is in the air, its our job to go and get it. Once the ball is in there, its your job to make a play.Ž Of course, sometimes Winston takes scramble plays to another level. On occasion, like the play captured on Hard Knocks during a preseason game at Cincinnati last year, it results in an interception. Last Saturday, a similar play to Godwin was a touchdown. We cant really be surprised,Ž Godwin said. Its our job to make sure were ready for anything. Because if we get into a situation where I didnt expect him to throw and he threw it? Then its a bad play. Weve got to stay ready and dont be surprised by anything.ŽAP PHOTOBucs quarterback Jameis Winston looks for a receiver as he scrambles in the first half of last week's game against the Titans in Nashville, Tenn. By BOB FERRANTEAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida State cornerback Levonta Taylor doesnt look the part. The junior is generously listed at 5-foot-10 and 181 pounds. Not that those numbers interest him. The stats he focuses are 0 and 1 „ as in no touchdowns he allowed in 2017 and his jersey number. Taylor temporarily lost his valuable No. 1 when coach Willie Taggart took away all of the single-digit numbers for Florida State players in the spring, summer and start of preseason camp. But Taylor is proudly wearing No. 1 again. Hes a great DB, one of the best in the country,Ž Taggart said. Great young man, as well. He brings a lot to our team not only on the football field but off the football field. Hes one of the better teammates on the team.Ž It was confirmation that Taggart recognizes Taylor as a dude,Ž the coachs definition for a player worthy of a single-digit number. Back to being a dude,Ž Taylor said while wearing an oversized 1 on a gold chain. Im happy to have my number back. Like he said, If you work hard for your number, youll get it back. And if you dont, youll know why.Ž Hell get his chance to validate his coachs decision when the 19thranked Seminoles host No. 20 Florida State on Sept. 3. Taylor has built a college resume on hard work, refining his technique for the weekly battles against taller and sometimes stronger receivers. He started all of Florida States games last season but made just 18 tackles and two interceptions. Not overly impressive stats, but quarterbacks dont throw his way. Taylor allowed just 13 receptions, an average of one per game, in 2017 and didnt allow a touchdown in 379 coverage snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. Thats the most snaps without allowing a touchdown pass among Atlantic Coast Conference cornerbacks. But Taylor wasnt named to last years All-ACC team or the preseason all-conferenc e team. He was named a preseason All-American by but otherwise was shut out. He feels part of that is a byproduct of the Seminoles underwhelming 7-6 season in 2017.COLLEGE: FootballFlorida State CB Taylor feels underrated, yet delivers By Mitch StacyThe Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ A week before Ohio States season opener, few in Columbus have been able to focus on football. Not many are talking about the new starting quarterback or how to best use the two elite running backs. Instead, the discussion has been about domestic violence, misplaced loyalty, lying and how much a football coach at a major university is expected to know about the personal lives of his assistants. It has been a preseason unlike any other in Columbus. On Aug. 1, two days before practice opened, coach Urban Meyer was put on paid leave and the university began an investigation into his handling of domestic violence allegations against receivers coach Zach Smith against his now ex-wife. That situation came to a head Wednesday night. After nearly 11 hours of discussions, the board of trustees handed down a three-game suspension for Meyer. A two-week investigation concluded the superstar coach needed to be punished for tolerating Smiths bad behavior for so long Smith is the grandson of former Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce. After Wednesdays news conference, Meyer was criticized for his response to a question about Zach Smiths exwife, Courtney. On Friday, Meyer issued a statement apologizing directly to her. Meyer, who is 73-8 in six seasons at Ohio State, will be off the sideline until the Sept. 22 game at Ohio Stadium against Tulane. The 54-year-old coach, however, will be allowed to run practice after Sept. 1. The national debate about off-field issues is not lik ely to wane by then. The fact that Urban is not there still becomes a major part of it, so I dont know that Ohio State gets to directly say, Hey, the suspension has been handed down, there was a press conference, now lets talk solely about football. I dont think thats going to happen,Ž said Austin Ward, who has covered Ohio State football since 2012 and writes for the website Lettermen Row Hes such a commanding presence, and now this thing could bleed out into the first couple weeks of the season where it still becomes a topic that you just cannot ignore.ŽCOLLEGE: FootballOhio State opener nears, but the talk is not about football The Associated PressCHICAGO „ Bears coach Matt Nagy decided to rest his starters for the next-to-last preseason game rather than use it as the customary regularseason tuneup. And the backups proved that theyre also ready for the regular season. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel directed touchdown drives on the first three possessions and the Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 on Saturday. Its a confidence builder, for sure,Ž Daniel said. The Bears played in the Hall of Fame Game and have been practicing since July 20, and Nagy liked what hed seen in practices. So he decided Friday to keep starters out of what normally would be a dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener at Green Bay on Sept. 9. This was, for me, more of just knowing the pulse of our team,Ž Nagy said. I know this team better than anybody right now.Ž Daniel replaced Mitchell Trubisky against the Chiefs, the team Nagy last year served as offensive coordinator. Nagy didnt think Trubisky, who is in his second year as a starter, would have benefited greatly after about 2,000 preseason and training camp snaps. Weve had some grueling practices against Denver, some live reps in our past couple preseason games,Ž Nagy said. Playing against Chiefs defensive starters and then the backups, Daniel led the Bears to a 24-10 halftime lead. Daniel, a Chiefs backup quarterback from 2013-15, finished 15 of 18 for 198 yards and two touchdowns. The first two Bears touchdown drives came against Kansas Citys starting defense, minus injured safety Eric Berry and four other injured players.JAGUARS 17, FALCONS 6: The Jacksonville Jaguars might have lost their No. 1 receiver for the season. Marqise Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, injured his left knee in a victory against Atlanta in the preseason and could be out for the year. Lee was carted off the “ eld in the “ rst quarter after Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee twisted his leg making a tackle. Lee fumbled on the play, but it was overturned because Kazee was ” agged for tackling with his helmet. Teammates and coaches offered well-wishes to Lee as he left the “ eld. Nonetheless, it was the kind of preseason injury that leaves players, coaches and fans shaking their heads. RAMS 21, TEXANS 20: Rookie John Kelly rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns, and the brie” y debuted their new defensive stars. Although the Rams rested 10 presumptive offensive starters for the third straight preseason game, the Los Angeles defenses three big offseason acquisitions played at the Coliseum. Ndamukong Suh and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib got some action early in the “ rst quarter before sitting. J.J. Watt also started and made a tackle in his “ rst on-“ eld action since breaking his leg in the Texans “ fth game last season. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year didnt get to see the current holder of the award, Aaron Donald, who is deep in his second consecutive contract holdout from the Rams. STEELERS 16, TITANS 6: Ben Roethlisberger made the most of his brief preseason cameo, throwing for 114 yards and a touchdown. New Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner didnt let Roethlisbergers lone scheduled exhibition appearance ahead of the Sept. 9 season opener at Cleveland go to waste. Roethlisberger completed 11 of 18 passes during his three drives, including a 32-yard rainbow to Justin Hunter for a score late in the “ rst quarter. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, meanwhile, struggled against Pittsburghs starting defense. COLTS 23, 49ERS 17: Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass on what will probably be his last preseason drive, and Christine Michael scored on a 1-yard plunge late in the third quarter. Luck looked much sharper than he did in Monday nights loss to Baltimore. He wound up 8 of 10 with 90 yards and produced the only TD in the “ rst half. He also had four carries for 27 yards before leaving midway through the second quarter. RAVENS 27, DOLPHINS 10: First-round pick Lamar Jackson led touchdown possessions of 84, 62 and 73 yards against mostly deep reserves. Jackson entered the game at the start of the second half and had his best performance yet for the Ravens. He went 7 for 10 for 98 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 39 yards on three carries, including a 19-yard scoring run. Kenyan Drake sparked one scoring drive with a 30-yard run and another with a 36-yard reception for the Dolphins, whose starters reached the end zone for the “ rst time this preseason. Ryan Tannehill fumbled twice early, and the Dolphins drew boos from the small crowd when they went three-and-out on the “ rst series. NFL: ROUNDUPChase Daniel, Bears backups give Chiefs starters “ tsBy TOMMY BUTLERAssociated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. „ South Korea won the international bracket Saturday at the Little League World Series and theres no question who led the way. Choi Ji-hyung blasted his third home run of the LLWS, then struck out seven over 4 2/ 3 innings Saturday, giving South Korea a spot in the tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Japan. South Korea will play Hawaii, which shut out Georgia 3-0 to win the U.S. bracket, in the Little League World Series championship on Sunday. With two outs and nobody on in the first inning, Chois homer reached fans camped out beyond the left-field fence. He raised his right index finger in the air as he rounded first and jumped up to high five his thirdbase coach with both hands on his way home. Though new bats in use at this years LLWS have caused home runs to become scarce, it was Chois second homer against Japan at the double-elimination tournament. He also hit one in South Koreas 10-0 victory on Wednesday, and finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs across the two Japan games, scoring four runs. South Korea also g ot its second run in the first inning Saturday. Just after Chois shot, Choi Soo-hos double to center drove home Kim Gi-jeong, who reached second on a throwing error by Japan. We didnt expect a 10-0 game today, but getting two runs didnt satisfy us,Ž said South Koreas manager, Su Ji-hee through a translator. We didnt think the two runs would be the final runs.Ž Choi Ji-hyung also started on the mound for South Korea, keeping Japan scoreless on three hits while he was in. But was pulled in the top of the fifth with runners on the corners.LITTLE LEAGUE: World SeriesSouth Korea beats Japan 2-1 for a spot in LLWS championship


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, August 26, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Mostly cloudyHIGH 92 LOW 7445% chance of rain 15% chance of rainClouds and sun, a t-storm late in the p.m.91 / 7545% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREClouds and sun, a t-storm in the afternoon92 / 7465% chance of rain TUESDAYRather cloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm92 / 7455% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSome sun with a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7630% chance of rain FRIDAYVariably cloudy, a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7530% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 3 7 7 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 360-50 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 VENICE85921011039790Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 1.77Ž Month to date 9.29Ž Normal month to date 6.40Ž Year to date 45.62Ž Normal year to date 35.58Ž Record 10.35Ž (1995) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.78Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 2.82Ž Normal month to date 6.21Ž Year to date 26.91Ž Normal year to date 34.27Ž Record 10.35Ž (2010) High/Low 92/74 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (2007) Record Low 69 (1996) High/Low 92/71 High/Low 91/75 Normal High/Low 90/75 Record High 95 (1993) Record Low 68 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 9.29 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 45.62 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 88 77 t 89 76 pc Bradenton 91 76 t 91 77 t Clearwater 91 77 t 90 78 t Coral Springs 90 81 c 90 79 t Daytona Beach 87 76 pc 88 76 pc Fort Lauderdale 89 78 pc 89 78 t Fort Myers 90 75 t 90 75 t Gainesville 90 74 t 91 74 pc Jacksonville 87 73 sh 89 73 pc Key Largo 89 81 pc 88 80 pc Key West 89 82 pc 89 82 pc Lakeland 91 74 t 89 74 t Melbourne 91 80 pc 90 79 pc Miami 90 77 t 89 76 c Naples 90 76 t 90 76 t Ocala 91 73 t 91 73 sh Okeechobee 89 75 t 89 74 t Orlando 89 74 t 89 74 t Panama City 89 76 t 88 75 t Pensacola 89 77 t 89 77 t Pompano Beach 90 82 pc 89 81 t St. Augustine 85 75 pc 87 76 pc St. Petersburg 93 77 t 92 77 t Sarasota 92 75 t 92 76 t Tallahassee 89 74 t 89 74 t Tampa 92 74 t 92 74 t Vero Beach 89 76 pc 89 76 sh West Palm Beach 89 77 pc 89 78 t Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 4:40a 9:42a 3:38p 11:03p Mon. 4:52a 10:19a 4:13p 11:28p Today 3:17a 7:58a 2:15p 9:19p Mon. 3:29a 8:35a 2:50p 9:44p Today 2:12a 6:36a 1:06p 8:03p Mon. 2:40a 7:18a 1:41p 8:32p Today 5:12a 10:11a 4:10p 11:32p Mon. 5:24a 10:48a 4:45p 11:57p Today 1:32a 6:37a 12:30p 7:58p Mon. 1:44a 7:14a 1:05p 8:23p ESE 7-14 1-2 Light ESE 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 90/75 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 93/72 storms afternoon Sarasota 92/75 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 TABLEFull Aug 26 Last Sep 2 New Sep 9 First Sep 16 Today 8:18 p.m. 7:05 a.m. Monday 8:54 p.m. 7:58 a.m. Today 7:05 a.m. 7:55 p.m. Monday 7:05 a.m. 7:54 p.m. Today 6:09a 12:21p 6:32p ---Mon. 6:55a 12:44a 7:17p 1:06p Tue. 7:42a 1:31a 8:04p 1:53p Monterrey 99/72 Chihuahua 95/66 Los Angeles 82/64 Washington 89/74 New York 83/72 Miami 90/77 Atlanta 89/70 Detroit 90/73 Houston 93/77 Kansas City 94/76 Chicago 90/77 Minneapolis 85/74 El Paso 95/74 Denver 91/63 Billings 72/51 San Francisco 70/57 Seattle 66/57 Toronto 84/66 Montreal 78/67 Winnipeg 72/50 Ottawa 80/62 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. 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Q: What is the common name for a seasonal wind?A: A monsoon. 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 92/74 89/73 91/74 91/74 91/74 90/74 89/74 89/73 89/74 92/74 91/76 90/77 91/75 90/75 92/73 93/72 91/74 92/73 91/73 91/74 91/75 92/74 92/73 93/77 91/74 90/77 91/76 91/75 91/73 92/74 91/75 90/74 92/75 91/77 90/78 91/75 91/74 92/74Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 Every day I find myself marveling at the copious number of recreational options available in Charlotte County. There are so many sports and activities people can participate in to keep themselves immersed in energetic pursuits. The countys rec centers offer a number of programs, and the venues amenities have something to offer every age group, placing an emphasis on fitness, healthy living, while allowing our residents a way to improve their quality of life in many different and exciting ways. Its that rich community spirit, one that resonates powerfully, making Charlotte County ideal for recreation, attracting national events and increased interest because of its desirable locale and enthusiastic people. Charlotte County embodies the spirit of America, and its residents are brimming with optimism, and the number of athletes in the area continues to grow. Golf, tennis, sailing, softball, martial arts, pickleball, shufflebord, bocce, kayaking, professional baseball, high school prep sports, Pop Warner, Little League, BMX racing, rec leagues, club sports, etc ... dominate the landscape, making a definitive impact thats palpable year round. My experiences, although limited, having been here less than four months, have been pleasant. I would like to learn more about the communitys interest in sport, what people are passionate about, and the depth of its rich history. Please email me at area is replete with recreational activities Ben BAUGHSports Editor SUN FILE PHOTOWhether youre interested in softball, rowing, BMX racing, pickleball, or plenty others, Charlotte County has something for eve ryone. Say Goodbye to Erectile DysfunctionPaid Advertisement The #1 cause of Erectile Dysfunction is poor blood ow due to blocked or hardened blood vessels. 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