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See The News Wire Vol. 126 | Issue No. 247 www.yoursun.com AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $1.50 AN EDITION OF THE SUNTuesday, September 4, 2018High 90 Low 7555 percent chance of rainPulitzer Prize winner2016 7 05252000258 CHARLIE SAYSI want my own float next year.CALL US ATDAILY $1.50 FIND US ONLINECHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNCalendar ..............8 Crosswords ..........8 Obituaries ...........5 Police Beat ..........5 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7OUR TOWNBusiness News ...1-2 Local News .........7-8NEWS WIREComics/Puzzles ....5-7 Nation .................3 State ...................2 World ..................2SPORTSLocal Sports ........3 Lottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2 Weather ..............8INDEX By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERSchools may now be getting security from an unexpected and under-used source: studentÂs cellphones. State legislators set aside funding to develop the FortifyFL app earlier this year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and teachers dead. The free app will allow users to anonymously report suspicious activity they witness on campus. Depending on the nature of the tip Â„ how imminent and dangerous the threat is Â„ information will be sent to school ofÂ“cials, such as resource ofÂ“cers, or directly to 911. The goal is to encourage more students to speak up without jeopardizing their own safety. FortifyFL can be used to report any type of potential danger, meaning it could also get necessary help to students who pose a threat to themselves. According to Charlotte County Public Schools spokesperson Mike Riley, it is the districtÂs plan to make use of the app. This is on top of countless other safety measures already in place, including single-entry points on schools, resource ofÂ“cers on every campus and a brand-new video communication device to screen visitors before entering the front ofÂ“ce. Sarasota County is also looking into adding the app to its safety measures. ÂWe put safety and security on the forefront of our efforts, and continually look for new ways to enhance our approach. We are mindful of initiatives and legislation from the state and will certainly investigate the functionally of this Fortify FL app when it is Â“nalized and launched,ÂŽ said Kelsey Whealy, spokesperson for Sarasota County Schools. The school district in Sarasota County has also recently created the Sarasota County Schools Police Department Â„ a collection of ofÂ“cers hired speciÂ“cally for the protection of schools. ÂIn addition, we will continue to utilize digital and social media platforms, including our Smartphones: A tool for school safety?By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERBands of rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon may linger today, but normal summer weather patterns are expected to return to southwest Florida for the rest of the week. The peak of hurricane season is next Monday, Sept. 10 Â„ the exact day Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida last year. National Weather Service Meteorologist Rodney Wynn said September is typically busy when conditions are most favorable. ÂSea surface temperatures are in the prime mid-80s,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe wind shear is less, so itÂs not going to destroy the storms once theyÂre formed. Sea surface temps are very warm and atmospheric wind sheer is climatologically low.ÂŽ However, for at least the next week or two, things should be fairly quiet, Wynn said. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Tropical Storm Florence in the east Atlantic, but the storm is unlikely to affect Florida. ÂFlorence will stay well out to sea, so right now, weÂre not looking at any potential storms for the next week,ÂŽ Wynn said. Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, said after Florence, another area of disturbed weather moving off the coast of Africa has the potential to organize in the next few days, though itÂs too soon to say whether it would be a threat to the U.S. ÂRight now weÂre in the prime time for tropical development across the Atlantic basin,ÂŽ he said. ÂForty percent of all tropical development in most years takes place during the month of September.ÂŽ This September is looking to be near-normal as far as tropical activity, though Kottlowski said that doesnÂt mean everyone will be hit by something. Last month, forecasters with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) increased the Hurricane season not over yet, despite below-average forecastsHURRICANE | 4 EditorÂs note: This is part 1 of a two-part storyA doctorÂs ofÂ“ce is where it all begins. When I got my new heart at Tampa General Hospital in 1999, Dr. Daniel Cooper, a Sarasota cardiologist, was the person who told me about the big operation headed my way. Today, at 79, my latest medical adventure involves my failing kidneys. Until six months ago, I didnÂt know I had any particular problems with my kidneys. I started feeling lousy and ended up at Tampa General where I underwent a week of tests. When they got through testing me, I got the word I was in third-stage kidney failure, according to Dr. Mark Weston, head of heart transplants at Tampa General. Dr. Lorraine Cho, a Venice kidney specialist, began working with me and my failing kidneys a few months ago. She told me when I went into fourth-stage I would have to go to dialysis. The time came six weeks ago. I ended up at Venice Dialysis Center, four hours a day, three times a week to begin with. Â€ Â€ Â€ Until I was 50, I knew almost nothing about doctors, medical procedures and pills. Then, about 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. It caused me to take a bunch of pills beginning in 1985. After a while, the pills werenÂt working very well. Dr. Cooper, whom I was seeing at the time, specialized in Going from a heart transplant to kidney dialysis is just another step in aging PHOTO BY MARY AUENSONKen Farmer, an RN at Venice Dialysis Center, part of Fresenius Medical Care, connects Don Moore to a kidney dialysis machine for his last treatment at the center before Moore takes over the operation at his home. DonMOOREC DON | 4STAFF REPORTENGLEWOOD Â„ The 62nd annual Pioneer Days Parade is in the books. Clear skies and cool breezes greeted the thousands of people who turned out to watch and cheer, and the hundreds more who marched, walked, rode floats, bikes, scooters, tractors and horses along the 2-mile-long route Monday. They were all there: the Marching Manta Band from Lemon Bay High School; the Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops; the Conquistadors of Punta Gorda with their huge sailing ship and booming cannon; and many Englewood turns out for 62nd Pioneer Days Parade SUN PHOTOS BY TIM KERNMayor for the Day Marg Greeson waves to the crowd. Cindy Kleinschmit, Jan Chard, Charlene Gineo, Mary Lou Hodgkins and Shirley OÂKelly arrived at 7 a.m. with great excitement to take in the parade. PARADE | 4 Fitz Wakley, 14 months, is deep in thought as the parade is about to start.TOOL | 4
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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 The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.By RUSTY PRAYSUN CORRESPONDENTResponsibility weighed heavy on the shoulders of young Otto Olson. He was in charge of his three siblings Â„ two in junior high, one in grade school Â„ because his father was serving 45 days in the Charlotte County Jail. His mother wasnÂt around. HeÂd never met her. So, it was up to the 21-year-old Otto to Â“nd work, make sure the rent was paid, feed the kids and get them off to school until his father got home and hopefully hadnÂt lost his job. Otto was one of the characters portrayed during a Poverty Simulation at the Baker Early Learning Center in Punts Gorda. Fully 67 people, many of them Baker Center teachers and administrators, took part in the exercise, facilitated by Alecia Cunningham, social services director for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. The simulation was a role-playing exercise designed to help participants begin to understand the reality faced by low-income families. It clicked for Tracy Pipitone, who works with the Early Learning Coalition of FloridaÂs Heartland in child development support services. She played Otto. ÂI didnÂt realize how much pressure families face on a day-to-day basis who are in this position,ÂŽ she said after the 75-minute program. ÂIt gave me a better appreciation of what theyÂre going through. We actually got to be in the mind-set of what it is theyÂre going through. Even though it might have been for only moments, it was a very powerful experience.ÂŽ Pipitone was a member of dozens of Â“ctional low-income families that included young children and babies, elderly grandparents and the disabled. It was their job to go about trying to live productively in an environment that included the people and institutions that populate their lives Â„ social service, pawn brokers, check-cashing service, law enforcement, drug dealer. The situations played out were based on actual cases. Volunteers associated with the Homeless Coalition played the roles of banker, grocery store clerk, general employer, utility collector, social services representatives, mortgage company, police ofÂ“cer, and so on. ÂIÂm usually the person who will let the parent know how the child is doing developmentally,ÂŽ Pipitone said of her real-life job. ÂWe try to encourage them to understand development. I thought to myself, ÂHow can a parent understand development when theyÂre trying to put food on the table for their child? WhatÂs the priority? Making sure their child knows something speciÂ“c about developmental concerns? Or making sure their bellies are fed?ÂÂŽ Janet Dunbar, a teacher at Baker for 17 years, played Chad Chen, a 9-year-old boy. Her character accepted drugs from the pusher. Fellow teacher Jessie Day played the father of the Chen family. ÂI couldnÂt get a job. They kept sending me away. The drug deal was easy money.ÂŽ Nicky James, Baker family services specialist, had requested the program from Cunningham, who called the simulation the largest she had ever directed. ÂThis was amazing,ÂŽ James said. ÂIt was an eye-opener just to see how hard it is for some of our families.ÂŽ Pipitone was moved by it. ÂI was literally sobbing and crying Â„ and not for show. ÂIÂll never forget it.ÂŽAn Âeye-openingÂ experience at Baker Center SUN PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAY From left, Nora Koran, education specialist, Nicole Hansen, principal, and Nicky James, family services specialist. James, who requested the Poverty Simulation, said it was an Âeye-opener just to see how hard it is for some of our families.ÂŽ Tracy Pipitone, Early Learning Coalition of Florida, said the simulation was something she would Ânever forget.ÂŽ Jackie Lee played the head of the Child Care Center in the scenario during the Poverty Simulation. Alecia Cunningham hands out material to volunteers before holding the Poverty Simulation at the Baker Early Learning Center in Punta Gorda. We cannot guarantee when this oer will be repeated in the newspaper. 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The damage could be worse than with Irma. Each person has to Â“gure the potential is there. You could be impacted, even though it may not be widespread impacts.ÂŽ NOAA also stresses the need for continued preparation as the season extends through Nov. 30. ÂThere are still more storms to come Â„ the hurricane season is far from being over,ÂŽ said Lead Seasonal Hurricane Forecaster Gerry Bell in a press release. ÂWe urge continued preparedness and vigilance.ÂŽ Colorado State UniversityÂs Tropical Meteorology Project also reports the most recent seasonal forecast calls for a below-average hurricane season. However, the next two weeks may be more active than the seasonal average, due to more conducive sub-seasonal conditions, according to its latest forest. The project indicates thereÂs a mere 1.1 percent chance of one or more named storms making landfall in Charlotte County and a 2.3 percent for Sarasota County. The state has a 38 percent chance of hurricane impact this season and a 14.6 percent chance of major hurricane impact, according to the project.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHURRICANEFROM PAGE 1putting automatic implantable cardiac deÂ“brillators, known as AICDs, in people. In 1989, I received the Â“rst deÂ“brillator ever implanted in a person at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The deÂ“brillator, buried in my gut, used an electrical jolt to shock my heart into behaving if it got out of whack. Over 10 years I had three deÂ“brillators. Nine years earlier, when I was 40, l sold The Islander Weekly Newspaper, that circulated on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, to The New York Times. I brought my family to Little Gasparilla Island, just north of Boca Grande. I was going to retire. That didnÂt last long. The late Derek Dunn-Rankin, owner of the Venice Gondolier newspaper, hired me as executive editor for 90 days to help him improve his weekly newspaperÂs editorial product. That was 38 years ago and IÂm still working for his newspapers. I remember Dr. Cooper telling me in the mid-1980s, ÂYou know, Don, one of these days youÂre going to be a candidate for a new heart.ÂŽ That day came a couple of years later when I strolled into his ofÂ“ce for a six-month check-up and he informed me: ÂDon, you remember what I told you a while ago that one day you would need a new heart?ÂŽ ÂYes,ÂŽ I said. ÂWell, that day has come,ÂŽ he replied. He reached for a phone and called Tampa General. Then he asked me, ÂCan you be up in Tampa for a week of medical evaluations starting Friday?ÂŽ As I recall, this was on a Wednesday and I told him, ÂNo.ÂŽ I had two pet greyhounds I had to Â“nd a place for during that week I stayed at the Tampa hospital. I said I should be ready to go up there for tests the following Monday or Tuesday. I did their tests and was told, after waiting several more months, I was ofÂ“cially on Tampa GeneralÂs heart transplant list. The hospital gave me a beeper and told me when it went off I had to be at the hospital within two hours to receive my new heart. Six months later the beeper sounded. I had alerted Colin, my brother, I would need a quick ride to Tampa when the beeper went off. The call from Tampa General said I was Plan-B. They couldnÂt locate Plan-A. Consequently, I needed to get to Tampa quickly. My brother and I made the trip in record time. I was on a gurney waiting to be wheeled into the operating room when a nurse came over and said, ÂMr. Moore, IÂm sorry, but weÂve just located Plan-A. You will have to go home.ÂŽ I was beside myself. I was all geared up to get a new heart. Being told by the nurse at that moment I wasnÂt going to get one then was a real downer. I bit my tongue and Colin and I drove home. Three or four months later my phone rang once more, and this time the folks at Tampa General told me, ÂCome on up. WeÂve got a nice, new 29-year-old heart for you. And this time youÂre Plan-A.ÂŽ I went up to Tampa, they installed my new heart Â„ no fuss no muss. A week later I went home and have been walking around with my new heart for 20 years. My heart is 46 today, but IÂm nearly twice as old. IÂve had no heart rejection problems over the years. Now itÂs not my heart itÂs my kidneys that are causing me grief. IÂm hopeful my kidney doctors will be as successful as my heart doctors. Read tomorrowÂs Sun for Part 2 of this story.DONFROM PAGE 1 SUN ART BY DAVE RYDBERGMoore tells his new heart how life is going to be with him. His second heart wasnÂt impressed because his former recipient was a 29-year-old from Miami. Thousands of people lined up on Dearborn Street to see the parade as it makes the turn from McCall Road.Florida contingents of Shriners with their roaring motorcycles, honking clown cars and the blaring temple band. EnglewoodÂs Pioneer Days Parade is the longest-running parade in Florida with 62 years in a row since it was founded in 1956.PARADEFROM PAGE 1 The Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club makes a great statement with their beautiful oat. The guys of Matthews Tree Service go to great lengths to hand out candy to the crowd. Charlie Mann smiles as he rides a horse with the Bit of Hope Ranch. SUN PHOTOS BY TIM KERNElexis Lamparello and her fellow Marching Mantas entertain the crowd during the parade. Dana Lutz of Thoroughbred Golf Carts throws out some candy. By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERFinding affordable housing is not a new issue in Punta Gorda, nor is it for Charlotte County. To help address the cityÂs housing limitations, the City Council is hearing the Â“rst reading of a new ordinance on Wednesday that would allow development of such housing on property located at 24420 Airport Road. ÂThe lack of affordable housing is a problem throughout Charlotte County,ÂŽ said Geri Waksler, attorney and agent for the Punta Gorda Housing Authority in an August 9 email to the Sun The rezoning application was submitted by PGHA, owners of the property, to amend a site plan and add a new site speciÂ“c plan for the westerly half of the lot listed as Lot 15. ÂThe land is currently designated as a high density resident future land use map and is zoned as a neighborhood center,ÂŽ said attorney Geri Waksler, agent for PGHA. While the current neighborhood center zoning does allow for multi-family housing, a planned development neighborhood district rezoning has been requested to allow a different development conÂ“guration, according to Waksler. The requested PDN zoning designation is intended to encourage the development of a mixture of housing types and prices ranges, as described in the cityÂs planned development staff report. This zoning allows the developer to promote the organization of residential development into efÂ“cient neighborhoods with appropriate supportive community facilities and services. ÂThis is a particularly suitable location for an affordable housing community because it is within walking distance of a preschool, and an elementary, middle and high school,ÂŽ said Waksler. ÂThe area is also within walking distance of commercial establishments that can provide for the residentsÂ daily needs and within walking distance of employment.ÂŽ For the site, the amendment would allow for a conceptual site plan that includes a maximum of 56 affordable housing units that is not limited to senior affordable housing. It would allow entrance and exit driveways leading in and out from Airport Road. The amendment would allow multiple multi-family residential buildings of 25,000 square feet that would encompass four, three-story buildings at a maximum height of 50 feet Â„ a building height permitted by the PDN zoning instead of a maximum of two stories and up to 26 feet as permitted in the underlying Neighborhood Center zoning district development standards. All other provisions to the Land Development Regulations and prior ordinance approvals shall be adhered to, according to city documents. When asked if there were concerns of an uptick in trafÂ“c due to the development, Waksler said that a major impact was not expected. ÂTrafÂ“c generated by the community is not anticipated to have an adverse impact on the surrounding road network,ÂŽ said Waksler. At itÂs current operating level, Waksler said there is signiÂ“cant capacity remaining, allowing for an increase in trafÂ“c. The City Council will hear the Â“rst reading of this ordinance on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the council chambers located at 326 W. Marion Ave., in Punta Gorda.Email: email@example.comPunta Gorda to consider affordable housing development By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERNORTH PORT Â„ The North Port commissioners will kick off SeptemberÂs meetings with discussions of parks throughout the city. At their 1 p.m. Thursday meeting, the Warm Mineral Springs park master plan update will be presented to the commission. The master plan is reviewing the historic merits of the buildings and possibly having new entities added to the surrounding land. The process is currently in between data collection and getting public/stakeholder input. The commissioners will also name the Âboundless playgroundÂŽ which is next to the Garden of the Five Senses, 4299 Pan American Blvd. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board narrowed down the names to Free to Be Me playground and Boundless Adventures playground. And land along Spring Haven Drive may get one step closer to getting acquired by the city. Back at a May meeting, commissioners initially reviewed the Spring Haven Drive as a possibility to connect a corridor to alleviate trafÂ“c on Price Boulevard. However, due to the amount of animals and species in the area, commissioners soon shifted their priorities. They directed staff to look into acquiring property along Spring Haven Drive to further protect it, not use it to help with Price. There are 35 properties the city is hoping to acquire, which will be presented to commission. After their 1 p.m. meeting, the commissioners will have another meeting at 6 p.m. The commissioners will discuss and approve the Road and Drainage nonad valorem millage rate. After much discussion at a previous meeting, the commissioners ultimately chose to move forward on a 4.5 percent overall increase Âin order to maintain sufÂ“cient revenue to meet the DistrictÂs Â“nancial needsÂŽ according to the city resolution. Both meetings can be watched online at cityofnorthport.legistar. com/Calendar.aspx or on Youtube under ÂCity of North Port.ÂŽEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org North Port will review park plans YATES HANKS CARUSONE MCDOWELL LUKE own app, to inform parents and school communities on all safety matters,ÂŽ Whealy said. FortifyFL is set to launch this month, according to the newly formed Office of Safe Schools, a branch of the Florida Department of Education.Email: email@example.comTOOLFROM PAGE 1
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERDust off your sneakers and break out your sweatband, the Girls on the Run after-school program has opened its fall enrollment. Under the guidance of new program coordinator Melissa Pares-Alvarado, Girls on the Run aims to provide a fun and active option for young women looking for something to do outside of school. ÂGirls on the run is a 10-week program designed to encourage personal development, team building, physical activity and community service,ÂŽ said Christine McConnelee, Executive Director of the organizationÂs Southwest Florida branch. ÂThe goal of Girls on the Run is to foster a safe environment where girls can Â“nd their inner strengths, embrace differences, express joy and gratitude through words and actions, nurture physical health, lead with an open heart, and stand up for themselves and others. Lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development and stress the importance of team work and healthy relationships.ÂŽ The programÂs local chapter started just Â“ve years ago with only two participating locations. Today, that number has grown to 40 sites throughout southwest Florida. The Girls on the Run of Collier County council has merged with the Girls on the Run of Southwest Florida council to nearly double their participating sites this season. The program is now united to serve Charlotte, Lee, Collier and DeSoto counties. Charlotte County alone has 13 schools involved and is expecting close to 120 girls enrolled for the fall term, according to McConnelee. Though running is the name of the game and the girls do participate in a 5K at the end of the season, the program incorporates much more than just exercise. ÂThe programÂs founder, Mary W. Barker, struggled in her own life and came to realize that running gave her respect for her body, her heart and her mind. The name ÂGirls on the RunÂ came from the programÂs original curriculum that incorporated running/exercise with motivational lessons,ÂŽ said McConnelee. ÂWe realize that not everyone is a runner. We spend approximately two-thirds of each session meeting with the girls to go through a series of research-based lessons that include dynamic discussions, learning games that integrate physical activity and prompts for reÂ”ection. For the remaining part of the session, girls are encouraged and coached to walk or run at their own pace.ÂŽ The program is lead by volunteer teachers, parents and other community members looking to improve the young lives around them. McConnelee, who has also coached for the program, shared one of her favorite moments from the program: ÂMy second season coaching we had a young girl who was depressed, losing friends, her grades were dropping and she was in therapy twice a week to help her deal with some issues. She told us she Âfelt like she had a huge dark cloud around her everywhere she went,ÂÂŽ she said. ÂAfter two seasons with Girls on the Run, she had dropped down to therapy once a week, her grades improved and she was making friends on the team. She is one of so many success stories I hear season after season of girls Â“nding their voices, leading their teams and Â“nding their way.ÂŽ Though the program fee is $110 Â„ which covers the cost of the 5K registration, instructional materials, a Girls on the Run T-shirt and more Â„ scholarships are available. McConnelee estimates 40 percent of the girls who enroll receive some type of Â“nancial aid. Registration is open to girls aged 8 to 13, now through Sept. 19 at www. gotrswÂ”.org. The organization is also seeking volunteers, sponsorship from individuals and businesses and new sites. Community members can also register for the end-of-season 5K fundraiser for $15-$25. For more information, email davina.hartsÂ“eld@ girlsontherun.org.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgReady to run Girls on the Run comes to Charlotte County Skylar Sturgis and Lianne Martin cross the Â“nish line at the annual Girls on the Run 5K. Melissa Pares-Alvarado has been appointed the new Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run.MORE INFORMATIONParticipating schools: Deep Creek Elementary East Elementary Liberty Elementary Meadow Park Elementary Myakka River Elementary Neil Armstrong Elementary Peace River Elementary Punta Gorda Middle School Vineland Elementary West Elementary Babcock Community School Kingsway Elementary Sallie Jones Elementary The Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office reported the following arrests: Â€ Taylor Michael Patten, 27, 300 block of Cooper St., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $3,000. Â€ Lorenzo Jorge Ramos, 34, 15400 block of Sunkist Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: none (supervised release). Â€ Harold Edward Thistle, 33, 2300 block of Bremen Court, Punta Gorda. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Brandon Ray Grainger, 31, 28300 block of Pasadena Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: two counts off bond/ forfeiture/revocations, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Â€ Kevin Wayne Pires Sr., 61, 21000 block of Glendale Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: DUI and refusal to submit to testing. Bond: none (supervised release). Â€ Tyler Edward Nelson, 28, 23000 block of Peru Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. Â€ Bruce Wade Swartz Jr., 32, 500 block of Kellstadt Ave. NW, Port Charlotte. Charges: grand theft of motor vehicle, seven counts of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance unarmed, two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling unarmed, and three counts of petty theft 2nd degree 1st offense. Bond: none. Â€ Jonathan James Nason, 56, 2200 block of Cedarwood St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: $3,000. Â€ Dianne Lee Hewitt, 48, 22500 block of Alcorn Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: municipal ordinance violation, disorderly intoxication, and trespass failure to leave property upon order by owner. Bond: $4,000. Â€ Debra Ann Leggins, 49, of Minneola, Fla. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. Â€ Antonio Jesus Moran, 47, of Miami. Charges: failure to register motor vehicle, attaching registration license plate not assigned, and failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. Bond: $3,000. Â€ Dahlia Teleshia Flowers, 39, of Fort Myers. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $1,500. Â€ Thaddius Lamar Johnson, 42, of Fort Myers. Charges: driving while license suspended 3rd or subsequent offense, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. Â€ Elvis Presley Jackson, 56, of Dowagiac, Mich. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Â€ Chace Anthony Horner, 30, of Sarasota. Charges: nine counts off bond/forfeiture/revocations, possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests: Â€ Robert Earl Weldon, 35, of Winter Haven. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Anthony Joseph Vuolo, 32, 1500 block of Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Charge: petty theft 2nd degree 1st offense. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Jennifer Lynn Locke, 29, of Eagle Lake, Fla. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,000. Â„ Compiled by Anne EaskerThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffÂs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. POLICE BEATIt was April 18, 2015, at about 4:30 p.m., according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission records, when Jonathan Tate Ricks, 9, was riding on a 14-foot boat on the Johns River in Putnam City. The boat struck another boatÂs wake. Jonathan was ejected. He wasnÂt wearing a life preserver. Under Florida law, he didnÂt have to wear one. He was more than 5 years old. The boatÂs operator dove in and tried to rescue Jonathan. He eventually made it to shore. Jonathan didnÂt. His body was recovered later. For the Answer Man, FloridaÂs law on kids wearing life jackets is so hard to fathom Â„ so very difÂ“cult to believe, or understand, since it deÂ“es kidsÂ life jacket safety regulations everywhere in the rest of the United States. ItÂs a devastating anomaly for Florida, which leads the nation annually in boating accidents and deaths. Yet, it also leads the U.S. in another undesirable, perhaps shaming, boating safety requirement as well. Florida has, by far, the least restrictive child life jacket age requirement of any of the 50 states, in most cases, by a large margin. The U.S. Coast Guard requirement for federal waterways throughout the U.S. is that any child 12 years old or younger must wear a USCG-approved Personal Flotation Device (life jacket) unless he or she is below deck or in an enclosed cabin. Almost every single Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and PaciÂ“c waterway state Â„ down the East Coast from Maine, through Texas to California, up to Alaska, and out to Hawaii Â„ have state laws with the same requirement, age 12. In New York, Massachusetts and South Carolina, itÂs 11. Maine cuts it to 10. Louisiana increases the age level to 16. In Florida, however, itÂs 5. This is not a typo. ItÂs 5! Florida law dictates that if you are over 5 years old and boating in state waters Â„ except for personal water craft Â„ you donÂt have to wear a life jacket, as long as youÂre not in federal waters. ItÂs been that way, the AM is told, as long as anyone can remember. Some conjecture holds that the tourism industry once feared that tougher boating safety laws (and potential Â“nes) would, somehow, discourage boaters, and their money, from coming to Florida. The AM hopes this is, in todayÂs lexicon, Âfake conjecture.ÂŽ Yet, for the record, the life jacket age requirement is 11 in Montana, 12 in Wyoming and 14 in Idaho. In Missouri, itÂs 6, which means that many of the youngsters who drowned in the tragic duck boat accident were not required, at least by state law, to wear life jackets. Think about that! In Florida, itÂs even a year less. To Dick Schmidt, a lieutenant with the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron in Port Charlotte, who Â“rst informed the Answer Man about the Florida life jacket law, itÂs all about valuing the lives of boating children. ÂWhen I Â“rst saw what was written,ÂŽ he said, ÂI couldnÂt believe that the people in charge of running Florida would allow such a law. It seemed to me that they didnÂt put much value on a childÂs life. ÂI donÂt know where the pressure came from, but IÂm hoping it didnÂt come from the boating industry. I canÂt understand why some groups in Florida havenÂt banded together to urge the politicians to change it. If more people realized how this law is written in Florida, maybe things would change. ÂI hope the Sun will help change the law.ÂŽ Check out this scenario: You are boating out through Charlotte Harbor, past Boca Grande, headed for a leisurely day cruising the Gulf, with a 6and 7-year-old on board, sans life jackets. When you are in state waters, no problem, at least legally, as long as the kids are over 5. But when you cross the Âline of demarcationÂŽ separating Florida and federal waters in the Gulf, the Coast Guard takes jurisdiction. The mandatory age requirement is 12. If you are boarded Â„ take it from the Answer ManÂs experience, they will be totally professional, friendly, particularly if you are, and non-accusatory. But they are onboard to observe any possible violations and to uphold the law. As for kidsÂ life jackets, they will Âseek evidence or document how they determine the age of the child and provide that information in the violation case,ÂŽ including the childÂs Âlocation on the vessel when observed without a PFD.ÂŽ In the process, the Coast Guard can enforce Florida requirements, if they are also deemed not to be met. As someone who grew up boating extensively as a youth and teenager with a safety conscious family, the AM is not about to infer that Floridians, and visitors, would routinely bypass state and federal boating safety regulations for their kids. Far, far from it. Yet there always are, inevitably, others! So it certainly would be enviable if, someday, someone in the Florida Legislature woke up to take note of how far out of step Florida is with the rest of the nationÂs boating industry safety issues for kids Â„ and, Â“nally, hopefully, did something about it. The Answer Man asks, again, isnÂt another preventable child boating death one more too many?IsnÂt one childÂs boating death one too many? BILL JONESThe Answer Man Coach Heather Moran and daughter Hope Moran PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GIRLS ON THE RUNJulyssa Jeanty and mother Elise Jeanty pose before a race. OBITUARIESThere were no deaths reported on Monday.
Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018Choose whether to restore democracyEditor: Had enough? This no time to sit on the fence while the Âman who would be kingÂŽ usurps our democracy. IsnÂt it clear by now that he has no concern for the rule of law, the traditions of a stable government, or the welfare of the people? His only concern is his personal ego, his wealth and the enrichment of his family. Look at the real record: environmental degradation, disrespect for the rule of law, massive federal debt, incivility and domestic strife, scandals, loss of world prestige and allies, involvement with world dictators, no viable health care plan, and so many more negative impacts. This is just the beginning. The only way to stop this downward slide of our great country is to restore reason in government and the checks and balances in the Congress that is lacking under the complete control by one party. The answer is simple. Consider your vote one small but significant measure that you can use to rebuild American democracy and pride. Look closely at the candidates in the upcoming November elections. Which ones will restore democracy and real progress, and which ones will continue to erode it. ItÂs your choice, use your vote wisely.Ed N. White Rotonda WestWatch out if Soros backs GillumEditor: On the front page of your paper (8/29/18) you printed that Bernie Sanders and George Soros pumped millions of money and endorsements to Andrew GullumÂs campaign in the last month of our Florida primary. Wow. This is the same George Soros who orchestrated the political rise of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. SorosÂ nephew is married to Chelsea Clinton. Soros has a track record for helping to topple governments in Europe and is on a mission to halt Brexit in England. He is instrumental in many of our countryÂs state elections positioning his candidates in place. Yes he has that much money. Democracy is being challenged by the worst of candidates and their grand puppet master is trying to be in control of our future. America, wake up and ask where/who is behind the funding of our candidates for office. Gillum would not have made an impact without (Sanders and Soros) influence and financial backing. For more information about Soros, Google him. Very scary stuff.Elizabeth Dezenski Port CharlotteLetÂs get our facts straightEditor: You run a lot of letters from Trump cultists whose worship of the human wreckage in the Oval Office is matched only by their embrace of BS that fits their narrative and rejection of facts that donÂt. A Trump sycophant recently wrote, extolling TrumpÂs greatness by explaining that the recent 4.1 percent quarterly GDP growth was greater than anything achieved under ObamaÂs watch. The last president, she said, achieved no more than 2.0 percent quarterly growth. The lady was wrong on both counts. Actually, the 4.1 percent would have qualified as the fourth-best quarter under Obama. His best quarter saw 5.1 percent growth. I know that facts are like kryptonite to such folks. If the aforementioned writer reads this, IÂm certain sheÂll reject my facts. To quote our disgraceful president, Âsad.ÂŽJohn R. Butler Port CharlotteThanks, blessings to Doug GrissingerEditor: It was with sadness that I read of the passing of Doug Grissinger. I had the privilege of working with Doug on behalf of North Port Meals on Wheels. He guided me through the legalese jumble of a commercial lease. With DougÂs guidance we were able to secure a sustainable lease for our new location. All of this was accomplished pro bono. Our clients and our volunteers thank you, Doug, and may God bless your family.Theodora Repose North PortRose DiMedio will be missedEditor: Sunday we lost a very special person by the name of Rose DiMedio. I was one of many clients that have gone to ÂRosie,ÂŽ owner of Rosie & Company Haircare in Deep Creek, over the years. She was not only an exceptional hairdresser but, to many, a friend. Always a good listener, doing many charitable deeds, one for instance having book sales with the proceeds going to the veterans which was a yearly occasion. She was a fun hairdresser dressing up in costume for events such as Halloween with all her Âgirls.ÂŽ There was always laughter in her shop and if you had yourself a bad week you could forget about it when you were in her shop. It was a pleasure to have known you and I am sure everyone else who knew Rosie feels the same way. She will be missed.Barbara P. Cutler Punta GordaPress is guilty of using propagandaEditorial: In your editorial titled ÂFree press is essential for democracyÂŽ of Aug. 18, you proclaim the virtues of a free press. These are ascribed to the Founding Fathers by Justice Hugo Black, and expanded your staff. You also use your privilege in this article to denigrate President Trump, stating he ÂbashesÂŽ the essential role of the free press in a democratic society. You also try to bias the readerÂs thinking by emphasizing that media make Âmistakes,ÂŽ and virtuously strive to be accurate in your reporting while exercising Âfairness.ÂŽ By fairness I infer you mean this is accomplished by admitting mistakes after they are made. By admitting mistakes after the fact is intentionally grossly ineffectual. You claim a responsibility to make our elected officials are transparent in their work. You claim that only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. Significant deception occurs in the press (all biased media) by using commonly known principles of propaganda. These include: half truths, censorship by omission, (leaving out events or facts that detract from your goals), name-calling, transference (ascribing behaviors to your opponents that you condone for yourselves), stacking the cards against a dissenter to you views (among many more techniques). In conclusion, the following quote attributed to Thomas Paine around 1775 is useful to assess the present state of affairs regarding freedom of speech as proposed by the current media: ÂA honest press is important to a functioning society as a free one.ÂŽJohn W. Merrick Port CharlotteGod bless all US historyEditor: The news recently mentioned that at a North Carolina university a confederate monument was toppled by those who find such monuments and what they represent offensive. First it was the flags, then advocating the removal of monuments, and now the defacing and destroying of such items. It seems to me that all those involved in this need a bit of advice if you really want this to be successful. You need to start burning all books associated with this part of American history. Otherwise, all this is just Âshow.ÂŽ You see books and what they reveal is the real key to the problem. They are history, good or bad. They are the real monuments scripted by those who lived it and the writers who created heroes of the past. Long after the flags and the monuments are gone, your children will be exposed to these books and, I am guessing, by your actions, that you donÂt want any part of that. There are a lot of extremes one may take to eradicate the past. Some can be messy. We saw some of that, ÂOver There.ÂŽ LetÂs face it, we are all stuck with history. It teaches us that there are parts of it we donÂt want to repeat again. We need flags, monuments and books to remind us of this no matter how vile it may seem to some of us. Otherwise, we are bound to repeat it again. IÂm concerned that the actions taken by those wanting to wipe out this part of American history, is, in fact, a sad reflection of the very thing they are trying to destroy. God bless America Â„ all of it!Armando Seda Punta GordaVIEWPOINTPublisher Â„ Glen Nickerson Executive editor Â„ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor Â„ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor Â„ John Hackworth Email letters to email@example.com OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OUR POSITION: Punta Gorda closed the book on a bizarre ownership dispute. ItÂs all good.The city of Punta Gorda recently reached a settlement with the descendants of Isaac Trabue, Punta GordaÂs founder, bringing a satisfactory end to a bizarre chapter in the cityÂs history. Basically, the city agreed to name a section of its Harbor Walk after Trabue, add two historical markers, and hold a ceremony to commemorate the renaming. It also agreed to pay the family $10,000 and dedicate $700,000 to refurbishing Ponce de Leon Park, money it had already earmarked for the project. Portions of the Harbor Walk Park will be renamed Â„ as well as the pedestrian pathway linking the original waterfront parks of the original plat of Trabue, ÂTrabue Harbor Walk.ÂŽ This will be done with a proclamation and dedication ceremony. In conjunction with that ceremony, the city will pay for and arrange the placement of two historical markers or monuments detailing Col. Isaac H. TrabueÂs contribution to the public waterfront of what is now Punta Gorda. No timetable has been set. The suit, filed in January 2017, sought to have the city vacate 20 parcels Â„ all parks Â„ including those that house FishermenÂs Village, the marina-restaurantboutique that serves as a Punta Gorda landmark. Robert Berry Trabue, great-grandnephew of Isaac Trabue, was seeking to have the parks preserved and protected from private interests. The Trabue family did not seek monetary damages. Segments of two roads Â„ Retta Esplanade and Maude Street Â„ formed the heart of the dispute. FishermenÂs Village paid the city $3.5 million to acquire the property, and in August 2016 applied for plat vacation of the streets as well as parts of Maude and Cosby parks, all of which were part of the original Trabue plat. The city had already set aside $700,000 from that revenue for Ponce de Leon Park. It is the intention of FishermenÂs Village to expand with a hotel, beach and swimming pool. The $34.5 million project would encompass the land that once housed a tennis club and parts of the two streets. The land where FishermenÂs Village sits was never a park. The old tennis club Â„ and the parking lot next to it Â„ was never a park. The suit said the city had no right to make that sale because it was not the true owner of the property. In other words, it sold land it didnÂt rightfully own. The city disputed that claim. Attorney Derek Robinson, representing the family, declared his client satisfied. Apparently, all the family really wanted was recognition. While Trabue platted much of Punta Gorda, and some streets carry the names of his relatives, the only association the name Trabue has near the area in question is a street sign in the Historic District. The city avoided any courtroom drama and expense that may have accompanied the litigation. It also agreed to recognize Trabue. Even though the cityÂs founder is considered by some a carpetbagger, he did get the town started and deserves more than one street named after him. That probably should have come without prodding. Case closed.Settling on recognizing a founder 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 Â„ not initials. 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The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7VIEWPOINTMichael CohenÂs decision to plead guilty for making hushmoney payments on Donald TrumpÂs behalf has raised the prospect that if Democrats take control of Congress, they might try to impeach the president over a matter completely unrelated to a perceived criminal conspiracy with Russia. Good luck with that : Even if Democrats win back both the House and Senate, there is zero chance a two-thirds majority of senators will convict President Trump for paying off an adult-film star. It would be the height of hypocrisy if Democrats tried to remove the president over allegations of illegality relating to extramarital affairs. During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, congressional Democrats told us the private sexual conduct of a president does not matter, and that lying under oath to cover up a Âconsensual relationshipÂŽ is not an impeachable offense. Then-Rep. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said President Bill ClintonÂs lies under oath about his sexual relationship with a White House intern might have been illegal, but declared the scandal Âa tawdry but not impeachable affairÂŽ Â„ right before heading off to a fundraiser with Clinton. At the time, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared that the Starr investigation Âvindicates President Clinton in the conduct of his public life because weÂre only left with this personal stuffÂŽ and that Founding Fathers Âwould say it was not for the investigation of a presidentÂs personal life that we risked our life, our liberty, and our sacred honor.ÂŽ But now that a Republican president is accused of covering up an affair, suddenly Democrats are channeling their inner Kenneth W. Starr. Today, Democrats are outraged and appalled when Trump attacks special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and calls his inquiry a Âwitch hunt.ÂŽ But back then, then-Sen. Joe Biden called the Starr investigation ... wait for it ... a Âwitch hunt.ÂŽ Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., declared Starr was Âout of controlÂŽ and accused him of having a Âfixation of trying to topple the president of the United States.ÂŽ Rahm Emanuel, then a White House senior adviser, accused Starr of engaging in Âa partisan political pursuit of the presidentÂŽ while White House special counsel Lanny Davis (who is now representing Cohen) said Starr was a Âdesperate prosecutor who canÂt make a case on WhitewaterÂŽ and who should face Âpossible removal because of his conduct.ÂŽ The fact is, Democrats were not alone in their concern that an investigation into Whitewater morphed into a perjury probe against Clinton for lying about his relationship with Lewinsky. Many Republicans agreed that independent counsels had too much power. So in 1999, the GOP-controlled Congress, in its wisdom, let the independent counsel law expire. We were promised that investigators answerable to the Justice Department would be more focused on their original purpose. Well, it seems like weÂre right back where we started. Federal prosecutors were supposed to be investigating Russian collusion. Instead, we have an inquiry into the Trump OrganizationÂs finances and whether TrumpÂs payments to Stormy Daniels violated campaign-finance laws. Both might be worthy of scrutiny but at least under the precedent Democrats set during the 1990s, they are not grounds for impeachment. If Democrats do try to impeach Trump over anything but a criminal conspiracy with Russia, they will regret it. The president was legitimately elected by Americans who knew about his lecherous past and supported him anyway. Indeed, TrumpÂs election was a direct result of the DemocratsÂ victory in the culture war of the 1990s. Republicans are now simply playing by the rules Democrats established. Millions of Americans absorbed the lesson that Clinton and his Democratic enablers taught us Â„ that a presidentÂs Âpersonal stuff,ÂŽ as Pelosi put it, does not matter Â„ and chose Trump. They will consider any effort to impeach him over it an effort to invalidate their votes. And the blow back will be tremendous. If you thought the ÂdeplorablesÂŽ were mad in 2016, just wait until 2020. This does not mean Trump is out of the woods legally. Once he leaves office, Trump may have to face consequences for anything illegal he might have done. When Clinton left office, he was forced to give up his Arkansas law license for five years and paid a $25,000 fine as part of a deal with the independent counsel to avoid a perjury prosecution Â„ which resulted in him being disbarred from practicing law before the Supreme Court. If Mueller finds conclusive evidence that Trump entered into a criminal conspiracy with Russia, then by all means impeach away. But absent such evidence, the idea that Stormy Daniels is going to bring down Trump is a liberal fantasy. If Democrats are upset that they cannot remove Trump over this, well, sorry Â„ they set the precedent. Follow Marc A. Thiessen on Twitter, @marcthiessen.Two Labor Days into TrumpÂs presidency, what has happened to the working class? After Election Day 2016, we heard again and again about how Trump had thrilled those who labor and are heavily burdened, particularly those among them who are white. There was nonstop commentary on just how out of touch citizens in the big and prosperous metropolitan areas had become. At times, you might have imagined that Trump had been the Marxist candidate running against a creature of Wall Street named Hillary Clinton. Was ÂSolidarity ForeverÂŽ about to become the nationÂs second anthem? We donÂt hear so much about the working class anymore. We get way more reporting on ÂTrumpÂs base,ÂŽ an overlapping but ultimately quite different group, and how its members will stick with him no matter what. And never mind that in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the president. His supporters have assumed an almost magical role in our politics. One reason class is receding in our public debates: The Trump years have, so far at least, done little for wage earners. Indeed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, real hourly wages overalldropped between July 2017 and July 2018, and they dropped for midwage workers, too. This is not at all the ÂwinningÂŽ Trump promised. Nor have the policies of the Trump Administration been focused on the welfare of workers. On the contrary, one of the scammiest parts of TrumpÂs politics is that he talks like a labor leader but governs like a corporate lobbyist. His tax cut showered benefits on the wealthiest segments of society and produced deficits so massive that Republicans are now proffering cuts in social benefits that go in significant part to Â„ yes, the working class. A partial exception is TrumpÂs renegotiation of NAFTA with Mexico. We await all the details, and his freezing out of Canada during the initial round of discussions seemed spiteful. But the provisions in the deal regarding wages and a dispute resolution system that had previously tilted sharply toward the interests of investors do appear to be real improvements from the perspective of workers. Perhaps only a Republican president could get away with this; we will see what GOP congressional leaders, so indulgent of Trump on his abuses of power, will make of propositions they would denounce as ÂsocialistÂŽ if a Democrat were in the White House. There was always a false element in TrumpÂs common-man appeal. (The gender reference in that sentence is not an accident.) Limiting the working class with the adjective ÂwhiteÂŽ is a large part of it. The core of TrumpÂs ideology, such as it is, has never been about class; his passion has always been for race, culture and immigration. Many post-election studies suggested that TrumpÂs voters were much more energized by these issues than by economics. Watch the typical Trump stump speech and you will find that fear-mongering smothers any uplift and that falsehoods about immigrants outnumber truths about the challenges to middle-class living standards. Any politician who is serious about the working class needs to think about it whole Â„ which means remembering how many wage-earners are African-American and Latino. They have been hit as hard by de-industrialization as white workers, and in many places, harder. Yes, attention must be paid to white workers whose living standards have stagnated or worsened. But attention must also be paid to the countryÂs racial wage gap. As David Cooper noted earlier this summer in an analysis for the Economic Policy Institute, while 8.6 percent of white workers were paid poverty wages in 2017, the Â“gures were 19.2 percent for Hispanic workers and 14.3 percent for African-American workers. Broadly shared economic growth is not a cure-all for our social tensions, but it would surely ease them, and it needs to reach across the lines of both class and race. The fact that Trumpism is not solving the problems it claimed it would does not mean that we should forget the lessons we were supposed to learn from his election. Wide disparities in regional growth, not only between states but also within them, aggravate the already profound divisions that ail us. Radically uneven economic fortunes damage individuals and families. But they can also destroy whole communities, engulÂ“ng them in vicious cycles as local institutions, from churches to unions to civic groups, are hollowed out. Labor Day celebrates the power of collective action in defense of the dignity of work. Alas, Trump has made such efforts more urgent, not less. E.J. DionneÂs email address is ejdionne@ washpost.com. Twitter: @EJDionne.President TrumpÂs words donÂt buy dinnerImpeachment of president is a liberal fantasy Mark A. THIESSENWashington Post E.J. DIONNEWashington Post SP20001Wanttomakeacomment,say thanks,giveapatonthebackto someone,getsomethingoffyour chest?Writealettertotheeditorand shareyourthoughtswith80,000 ofyourfriendsandneighbors.Submitlettersviae-mailto letters @ sun-herald.com ormailthemto 23170HarborviewRoad, CharlotteHarbor,Fla.,33980. TurntotheViewpointpage forletterguidelines andother information. ShareYourThoughts... 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LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS TODAYMenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8 a.m., at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Badminton, Englewood Sports Complex,941-861-1980, 9-12p. $2 to play! Beginning Line Dance, Learn steps and dances at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N.Maple St. 9 -10 am, $3.00, 474-1438. Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Holiday Bazaar, Vendors, reserve table or spot to sell items from trunk of car .Call Nancy 941-457-7106 Rotonda Elks Bazaar 11/03/18 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex,941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play. Line Dancing, Dance with Harry to country, pop & standards at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St. 10-11 a.m., $3, 474-1438. Plant Clinic, Plant Questions? Problems? Free Answers @ Charlotte Englewood Library, 10-12 Tues & Thurs, Florida Master Gardeners Free Goofy Golf, 9/25 Nine holes at the Links. Lunch, silent auction at Lodge. Prizes. A day of zany fun! Sign up at bar Rotonda Elks Friend to Friend, Fellowship and fun every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.. Noon luncheon on 4th Tuesday. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Open Play Pickleball, Englewood Sports Complex,941861-1980, 1-4. $2 to play. Armed Svcs Races, Amvets 777 Armed Forces Races 6-9 p.m.. Canteen open 11-9. Chicken Dinner tickets on sale. Vets welcome to join At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Road) first Tues, 6 p.m.. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 WEDNESDAYLine Dancing, 9:30 to 11:30 am American Legion Post 113, 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West. Phone Eve at 941 697 8733 Beginner Pickleball, Englewood Sports Complex,941-8611980, 10:30-12:30pp. $2 to play! This sessions is NOT instructional. AMVETS 777, Amvets 777 Canteen open 11-9 p.m.. ItÂs like cheers, where everyone knows your name. Vets welcomed to join. CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS TODAYMenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8 a.m., at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Wood Carving Club, Charlotte woodcavers 8-12 noon, Punta Gorda Boat Club W Retta Esplanade. All Welcome to visit, join and enjoy. Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Dulcimer Group, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Dulcimer Group plays 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. free to everyone. 941-625-4175. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Road PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 music by Country Plus Punta Gorda NARFE, NARFE Chapter 2194, meets Sept 4, at Elks Lodge 2606, 25538 Shore Drive. Punta Gorda. Lunch at 11 am w/meeting to follow. Punta Gorda Elks, 11-2 Lunch, 1-6 Tiki Tuesday, 6 p.m. LBOD Meeting, 7 p.m. Lodge Meeting @ 25538 ShorePG637-2606, members & guests Mahjong, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., .50 cents an hour Cultural Center MembersPLUS free. 625-4175. Bridge @ Faith, All are welcome to come play this popular game, Tuesday 12 p.m., Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Drive., P G Deep Creek Elks 2763, DC Elks 2763 Dinner Special, Burgers, Rubens & more 5-7:30 p.m. SpotLight Karaoke 69 p.m. Reservations: 941-249-8067 At Ease, Vets, Listening ears & discussion at Rotonda West American Legion (3436 Indiana Road) first Tues, 6 p.m.. Gulf Cove UMC, 249-5513 TODAYMenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8 a.m., at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Courage Over Cancer, Help & spiritual counsel for cancer patients, caregivers, & loved ones. Call 697-1747, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 a.m., NP Senior Center, 426-2204. Come for fun. 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To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com To view todayÂs legal notices and more visit, www.oridapublicnotices.com 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 09 / 0 4/ 20 1 8 3126 NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE OF MEETING DATES WATERFORD ESTATES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT The Board of Supervisors of the W aterford Estates Community Development District will hold their regularly scheduled public meetings for Fiscal Year 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 on the second Friday of each month as follows: October 12, 2018 November 09, 2018 La ndowners Meeting December 14, 2018 January 11, 2019 February 08, 2019 March 08, 2019 April 12, 2019 May 10, 2019 June 14, 2019 July 12, 2019 August 09, 2019 September 13, 2019 There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors will participate by telephone. At the above location there will be pres ent a speaker telephone so that any interested person can attend the meeting at the above location and be full y informed of the discussions taking place either in person or by telephone communication. These meetings are open to the public and maybe continued to a time, date and place certain. Supervisors may attend the meeting by telephone as long as there is a quorum present at the meeting place. Any person wishing to receive a copy of the minutes of the meeting may contact Paul W inkeljohn at (954) 721-8681 Each person who decides to appeal any action taken at these meetings is advised that person will need a record of the proceed ings and that accordingly, the per son may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed ings is made, including the testi mony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Paul Winkeljohn Manager Publish: 09/04/2018 249951 3598776 3130 NOTICE OF SALE N ot i ce i s h ere b y g i ven t h at Guard Space Storage intends to sell the personal property de scribed below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act (Sections 83.801-83.809). Owner will sell at Public Auction on or after Sept. 27th, 2018 at 10:32 A.M. at www.storagetreasures.com Name: Robin Powell Unit: 138 Contents: Boxes, Picture Frames, garbage Can, Loveseat, Lamps, Rugs, Dresser, lots of filled garbage bags, Clothes Publish: 09/04/2018 365228 3608767 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! Notice of S ale Public notice is hereby given, that on September 17th, 5 Oaks Mini Storage located at 25191 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950 phone #: 941-6376984 intends to sell/dispose personal property to satisfy the lien of the Lessor for rental fees and other charges due according to the The Florida Statute Secs. 83.801-83.809. There w ill be no auction. Unit 91 Alexis Walton/Household Items Publish: 08/28/18, 09/04/18 113322 3606485 3138 OTHER NOTICES The S chool Board o f C harlotte County, Florida will qualify firms to provide the following professional services: architectural, professional engineering, landscape architectural, registered surveying and mapping. Firms interested should respond to RFQual 18/19-88MP set forth at www.PublicPurchase.com. SUBMISSION REQUIRED NO LATER THAN September 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m. EST Publish: 09/04/2018 123300 3608749
OUR TOWN: BUSINESS Tuesday, September 4, 2018In the 1963 classic ÂTwilight ZoneÂŽ TV episode ÂNightmare at 20,000 feet,ÂŽ only William Shatner sees a gremlin damaging the wing whenever he looks out his airplane window. Warren and Donna Worthley told me of their Â”ying nightmare. Only this one was on the ground at the Fort Wayne, Indiana airport, as their delayed Â”ight to Punta Gorda took off. Without them. The Punta Gorda couple was scheduled to depart Fort Wayne on a Thursday afternoon at around 5 p.m. on Allegiant Air Flight 1661. But they received numerous text alerts announcing the Â”ightÂs delay. The most recent had the Â”ight Âdelayed to at 8:03 p.m., subject to change earlier/ later.ÂŽ The Worthleys said they relied on Âthis precise timeÂŽ and arrived at the airport a little before 7:00 p.m., Âin plenty of time to board the Â”ight.ÂŽ But Flight 1661 began boarding at 6:05 p.m. and the doors closed at 6:57 p.m. Unable to wait until the next scheduled Allegiant Â”ight to Punta Gorda three days later, the couple was booked the following day on an Allegiant Â”ight to the St. PeteClearwater airport, 100 miles from Punta Gorda, where a friend picked them up. The Worthleys sent me a letter they wrote to Allegiant demanding compensation Âfor a very stressful loss of time in our livesÂŽ with the promise of a small claims suit if denied. Perhaps it was the threat of a lawsuit, but Allegiant didnÂt acknowledge their letter. So, I contacted Allegiant. A corporate spokesperson told me Flight 1661Âs delay that day Âwas driven by Air TrafÂ“c Control, which issued edicts for operations in the area due to weather, limiting Â”ight trafÂ“c and delaying Â”ights for safety reasons.ÂŽ ÂAlthough an estimated delay was posted, as weather conditions and ATC edicts changed, the Â”ight was able to depart. Passengers in the terminal were advised several times to remain in the gate area for this reason.ÂŽ Nonetheless, Allegiant conÂ“rmed in situations involving ÂsigniÂ“cantÂŽ delays, the airline will attempt rebooking on another available Allegiant Â”ight Â„ as it did with the Worthleys Â„ issue a Â”ight voucher, or refund the unused airfare. Passengers seeking Â”ight delay assistance should contact its customer center at 702-505-8888. But, understand, Allegiant Â„ or any airline Â„ doesnÂt have to do anything. ÂIn the United States, airlines are not required to compensate passengers when Â”ights are delayed or canceled,ÂŽ explains the U.S. Department of Transportation. ÂThere are no federal regulations requiring airlines to put you on another airlineÂs Â”ight or reimburse you if you purchase a ticket on another airline. Each airline has its own policies about what it will do for delayed passengers waiting at the airport. Compensation is required by U.S. law only when certain passengers are ÂbumpedÂ from a Â”ight that is oversold.ÂŽ To receive involuntary denied boarding compensation for being bumped, a passenger must have a boarding pass, and arrive at the gate before the Â”ight is Âclosed,ÂŽ usually a half hour prior to actual departure. See your Â”y rights Â… including how to Â“le a complaint Â„ in DOTÂs ÂConsumer Guide to Air TravelÂŽ at https://www. transportation.gov/airconsumer/Â”y-rights. Flight delays should be anticipated. The DOTÂs Bureau of Transportation Statistics documents some 500,000 Â”ights Â…about 17 percent Â„ were delayed 15 minutes or more from January to May 2018. The takeaway here? Be at the gate 30 minutes prior to a scheduled departure, regardless of delays. ItÂs even more important when Â”ying limited-scheduled airlines like Allegiant, Spirit, and Frontier which often Â”y out of smaller airports where Â”ight options are limited or non-existent. ÂIf there is a delay, donÂt stray far from the gate,ÂŽ recommends Farecompare.com. ÂEat at a nearby restaurant with a view of the departure board, or bring your food to the gate area. Listen for updates. You could sign up for airline text messages, but youÂre better off relying on the gate agentÂs public address system. You know thatÂll be in real-time.ÂŽ David Morris is the SunÂs consumer advocate. Contact him c/o the Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, email email@example.com, or leave a message at 941-206-1114.A flight delay nightmare DavidMORRISC By DEBRA GOUVELLISSUN CORRESPONDENTQ: When did you open your business? A: ÂWe opened in 1993.ÂŽ Q: What has changed since you opened? A: ÂWe moved to our two current locations from an area in East Englewood. We have also added new merchandise.ÂŽ Q: How many employees do you have? A: ÂJust me and my husband.ÂŽ Q: What is your most popular item or service? A: ÂOur custom framing is the number one service and item.ÂŽ Q: WhatÂs the hardest part about your business? A: ÂHaving to do everything ourselves.ÂŽ Q: What sets you apart from other businesses? A: ÂWe have been in business for over 25 years and we are very qualiÂ“ed with what we do. We stand by all our work.ÂŽ Q: What advice do you have for someone just starting a business? A: ÂIt takes a lot of time so donÂt expect to have your business take off right away. It takes time to build a customer base.ÂŽ Q: WhatÂs the future hold for your business? A: ÂWe will continue to grow with the demand and offer the most up-to-date merchandise.ÂŽBusiness spotlight: Englewood Art & Frame SUN PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLISJoni Boger, co-owner of Englewood Art & Frame, oers other merchandise as well as her custom frames. For more information, call 941-473-0801 or 941-475-9902. ENGLEWOOD ART & FRAMEOwner: Joni and Steve Boger 2828 South McCall Road and 443 West Dearborn Street, Englewood Hours (both locations): Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday While working for the Supervisor of Elections on Elections Day, I spotted a car with a sign for Tuscany Tile Design Studio on its side. IÂd always wanted to go in there and do a story, and here was someone from that company right at my door. It turned out to be ofÂ“ce manager April Harris, who was also one of their salespeople. After chatting for a bit, I told her I wanted to do a story on her place of employment. She was pleased, naturally. A couple of days later I showed up and got a big ÂHi, Lang!ÂŽ I wasnÂt surprised with a look of ÂI thought you were kidding,ÂŽ but the assured look of someone who knew what she was doing Â„ and in this case totally knew her product. Some of that assurance might have come from her previous job at the Charlotte County Correctional Institute. Owners Jeremy West and Rich Dasher were not in, but that didnÂt stop April one iota. With the assurance of a professional tile layer, she took me around the very well-laid-out store. By that, I mean it is very organized with nice, neat rows. The showroom wasnÂt what IÂd call big, but it had an aura that took you through all the products and lines they offered. April escorted me, pointing out why someone might like this one and why that one might suit anotherÂs individual needs. You know, in most cases, tile is essentially tile. ItÂs how youÂre made to feel about them and whether the store has the different styles, colors and designs that you picture in your plans and thoughts. When you think about it, what youÂre looking for is someone you can take your concept to and let them paint a picture that matches your vision. Tuscany Tile captures just that in a way. The store is simplistic in its layout and design, yet you know that somewhere with AprilÂs help, youÂre going to Â“nd just the perfect look. You might notice when you drive out there that the showroom is pretty close to the Myakka River on State Road 776, between Englewood and Port Charlotte. That gives it a straight shot to Boca Grande, which is just down Gasparilla Road (County Road 771). ItÂs one of the reasons the owners selected that location. TheyÂve worked on several homes valued at a million dollars, and right now, theyÂre working on one thatÂs in the $3 million range. Now, donÂt think thatÂs all they do, but it gives you some idea of the expectation level people have when they contract with Tuscany. April tells me that they do around 100 homes a year, another example of the expectation level. Tuscany Tile Design Studio is at 12366 N. Access Road, Unit 4, Englewood, just across from The Cove of Rotonda par-3 golf course, the one with the big lights. The phone number is 941828-1337, and the website is www.tuscanytiledesign studio.com.Tuscany Tile Design Studio can help design your vision LangCAPASSOCBy SUE WADESUN CORRESPONDENTPort CharlotteÂs Pioneers Pizza recently polled 523 customers on Facebook. Did they want their pizza delivered or would they rather continue picking it up? A happily sedentary 87 percent voted ÂBring me the pizza!ÂŽ They arenÂt alone. According to the National Restaurant Association, 46 percent of smartphone users use their devices at least once a month to order restaurant takeout or delivery. And a whopping 74 percent of millennials would order delivery from a table-service restaurant if they could. More and more households want their favorite restaurants to come to them. But when Pioneers completed its poll, nobody knew exactly how the pizzeria was going to manage this. Now they do. Pioneers has become one of 30 restaurants in North Port, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda to launch Bite Squad delivery on Sept. 1. Bite Squad Â„ a six-yearold, Minneapolis-based online and mobile food delivery service Â„ has experienced explosive growth, now partnering with over 10,000 restaurants in 300 cities and 15 states. Since late 2016, it has spread to over 40 Florida communities, focusing on many areas that didnÂt have third-party delivery. Already established in Sarasota and Fort Myers, Bite Squad will be the Â“rst third-party delivery service in our area since the demise of GoWaiter. A very different model, it avoids independent contractors, instead hiring driver-employees Â„ professional, trained, uniformed and equipped with delivery bags that keep food hot or cold and fresh. The service has so far hired 20 local drivers and anticipates as many as 30 more. Each partner restaurant receives a tablet, where customer orders arrive from the Bite Squad app or website, www.bitesquad. com. The eatery provides a pickup time, which cues the driver, and the customer is kept updated on arrival time up until delivery. In the app, customers pay menu price, plus a delivery fee ranging from $2.99 to $4.99 based on a maximum distance of 7 miles, which Bite Squad Â“nds optimal for fast, fresh arrival. At launch, Bite Squad will offer delivery from 30 local New way to grab a bite PHOTO PROVIDEDBite Squad drivers are full-time, uniformed employees trained by the company. SUN PHOTO BY SUE WADEThe Bite Squad mobile app shows all participating restaurants within delivery range, along with ratings, menus and delivery fee. Online users may also Â“lter by favorite type of food, choose pickup and order catering.BITE | 2
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 OUR TOWN Â„ BUSINESS NEWSfavorites, including Isabel & AnnabelÂs Mexican Restaurant, Mint Asian Cuisine, Cafe Creole, Que-Rico Colombian Flavors, All-Star Sports Grill, Pioneers Pizza, NanÂs Thai Noodle, Curry & Kabab, LeroyÂs and RJÂs New England Seafood, as well as popular chains like ApplebeeÂs, Beef ÂOÂ BradyÂs and Hooters. Bite Squad regional trainer Ryan Pasley expects to continue signing up a new restaurant every day after the program goes live. Bite Squad also offers a monthly subscription service, ranging from $5.99 to $9.99, which pays for unlimited deliveries. ÂItÂs like the NetÂ”ix of food,ÂŽ said Bite Squad media relations manager Liz Sniegocki. Anyone who orders through the service during its grand-opening weekend, between 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 7 and 10 p.m. on Sept. 9, will receive a free unlimited delivery subscription for a full year. Visit https://go.bitesquad. com/portcharlotte for details. Bite Squad offers a clear advantage for stores like Pioneers, Mint Asian Cuisine in Punta Gorda and The Crepe Chef in Port Charlotte, which donÂt currently deliver. In return for an increase in delivery sales which they wouldnÂt otherwise see, they pay 25 percent to Bite Squad on each order, for which Bite Squad handles all accounting. Kim Berly at The Crepe Chef in Port Charlotte said, ÂIÂm looking forward to seeing how this goes. IÂll be watching for orders on our new Bite Squad tablet.ÂŽ Even eateries that rely heavily on their own deliveries are seeking the incremental sales promised by Bite Squad. Though 80 percent of CharlieÂs SubsÂ sales are already deliveries, co-owner Julio Aguilar said, ÂIt will bring extra customers to my (Charlotte Harbor) shop.ÂŽ To learn more or to download the Bite Squad mobile app, visit bitesquad.com.BITEFROM PAGE 1 You did it, Englewood! Thanks to your generosity of both time and money, each one of the 1,500 veterans buried in our two local cemeteries will be honored with a wreath on the national day of remembrance, which occurs Dec. 15. The ChamberÂs fundraising initiative commenced Aug. 1, with the objective of reaching the a goal of $15,000 by Aug. 31. WeÂre pleased to report that the goal has actually been exceeded by over $1,000. The extra funds will be banked by the national Wreaths Across America organization and used for an Englewood cemetery next year. More than 100 individual donors contributed to the fundraising effort by purchasing the $15 wreaths. WeÂre sending out a big Âthank-youÂŽ that goes out to our four sponsors, Heritage Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care, the local chapter of Homes for Heroes Â„ ÂThe Hero Angels,ÂŽ FarlowÂs on the Water, and Michael Saunders & Company. Other signiÂ“cant donors included Michael J. Looney Electric, Key Agency and The Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary. Thank you to all. Volunteers will be needed in December to greet the wreaths when they arrive from Maine. It will require a number of people to help unload the truck and to place the wreaths at the tombstones of the veterans. If you wish to volunteer, please send an email to WAA@ EnglewoodChamber.com. Your name will be added to the list and you will be contacted around the Â“rst of December with instructions.Leadership deadlineThere are only a few days left to submit your application for the Leadership Englewood Class of 2019. Friday, Sept. 7, is the submission deadline. Details about the program, as well as the application are at www. LeadershipEnglewood. com.LetÂs Eat! EnglewoodThe 4th Annual LetÂs Eat! Englewood Restaurant Week begins next week. LetÂs Eat! Englewood is an event where people will have the opportunity to experience a culinary adventure through our community without breaking the bank. Threecourse dinners (and more) will be available for $25 and 2-course lunches for $13. The list of participating restaurants can be online at www. LetsEatEnglewood.com.Red tide surveyHas this summerÂs Red Tide condition affected your income, or the income of someone you know? If so, you are encourage to visit www. LetsHelpEnglewood.com to learn about a relief source that is on the way. More details to follow soon. Ed Hill is executive director of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at ed.hill@ englewoodchamber.com or 941-474-5511. EdHILLCEnglewoodÂs deceased veterans will be honoredA few reminders for your September calendar. Applications for the Junior Leadership Charlotte class of 2019 are due on Sept. 10 by 4 p.m. at the ChamberÂs Port Charlotte ofÂ“ce. Moms and dads, this is a program for high school juniors, so if Suzie is a sophomore, please have her wait a year to apply. This is also a very competitive application process, so make sure your student takes time to answer the questions. Networking at Noon is Sept. 12 at Prime Steak House. Please make a reservation in the Chamber store or by calling 941627-2222. Reservations are required. The Leadership Charlotte Class of 2019 will be introduced at a reception on Sept. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Event Center. LC alumni, please RSVP by calling 941-627-2222. Our Sept. 19 Third Wednesday Coffee will feature the United Way of Charlotte County. Rise and shine and meet the businesses who have recently joined the Chamber, do some networking and learn about the work of United Way in our community. Hessler Floor Covering will host the Sept. 27 Business Card Exchange at their store in downtown Punta Gorda. Bring plenty of business cards to hand out and a small gift to gain additional face to face recognition. And, then, our 93rd Annual Meeting Luncheon is on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Event Center when weÂll recognize our Business of the Year and 4 Under 40 nominees, the Ambassador of the Year and the distinguished Pacesetter. You can make a reservation in the Chamber store or by calling 941-627-2222. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is partnering with local Chambers to offer you a workshop on ADA compliance. Learn how you can protect your establishment, your website, understand service dogs and more. The workshop is on Sept. 18, from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at the Event Center. Visit https:// ada-establishment. eventbrite.com to register. Julie Mathis is executive director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Email her at jmathis@charlottecounty chamber.org. JulieMATHISCSeptember is warming up to be busy Chamber month SUN PHOTO BY SUE WADEBite Squad supplies a dedicated tablet to each partner restaurant, such as BellaÂs Bistro in Punta Gorda.New Numbing Drug Relieves Agonizing Arthritis Pain Without Pills or NeedlesNew cream relieves arthritis pain in minutes after applying; uses the strongest app roved dose of an anesthetic drug which numbs the nerves that cause relentless joint pain NEW PAIN RELIEF DRUG WORKS ON CONTACT: Apeaz delivers its active ingredient, a powerful painkiller, through the skin, providing users with rapid relief without oral drug side effectsAPEAZ IS AN FDA OTC COMPLIANT DRUG NDC # 57483-001-04 APPROVED FOR THE RELIEF OF PAIN FROM MUSCLES AND JOINTS INCLUDING ARTHRITIS PAIN. RESULTS MAY VARY. By David Watson Associated Health Press BOSTON Â… Expectations are high for a new arthritis pain relief treatment. In fact, many experts believe it could be this years blockbuster drug. But unlike so many of the others on the market, it comes in the form of cream, not a pill. Initial users, rave that the relief is extraordinary and a quick review of the science shows us why. The new pain relief cream numbs the nerves right below the skin. When applied to an arthritic joint, or a painful area on the body, it delivers rapid relief that lasts for hours and hours. Blocks Pain Wherever It HurtsThe powerful painkilling effect is created by the creamÂs active ingredient, a powerful anesthetic drug. Anesthetics are highly regarded by physicians in the medical community. They block nerve signals donÂt feel pain and are incredibly effective. ÂThere will be a pleasant warming sensation that is followed by a cool, soothing one. This is how you know that the drug has reached the affected joint and tissue.ÂŽWorks In MinutesFor sufferers of arthritis pain, Apeaz offers impressive advantages over traditional medications. The most remarkable is how quickly it relieves arthritis and joint pain. The cream contains the maximum app roved OTC dose of an amazing anesthetic, which rapidly penetrates the skin to numb the area thatÂs in pain. This relief lasts for several hours. Published pre-clinical animal studies have shown that the other ingredients in Apeaz can also p revent further bone and cartilage destruction. No Risk of Ulcers or Stomach PainThere are also no negative side effects as seen with oral medications. Apeaz delivers its ingredients through the skin. Oral medications are absorbed in the digestive tract. Over time, the chemicals in pills can tear the delicate lining of the stomach, causing ulcers and bleeding. Rapid Relief Without Pills or Needle InjectionsMany Apeaz users report in daily aches and pain. Many more report stiffness, and decreased muscle soreness. They are moving with less pain for ÂIÂve tried more pills than I can count. IÂve also had a handful of cortisone shots. Nothing is as effective as this product. With Apeaz, I get relief right away. I rub a little on my hands. It keeps the pain away. It also prevents the pain from getting really bad. ItÂs completely changed my life,ÂŽ raves one user. The New Science Behind Arthritis Pain ReliefWhen applied to the skin Apeaz is absorbed in just minutes. It then penetrates through muscle and tissues, getting to the source of you pain, numbing the nerve endings. ÂThis is why Apeaz is so effective for people with arthritis pain. It reduces pain while adding an additional potential layer of joint support,ÂŽ explains Esber. Highly Effective, According to ResearchersA pre-clinical trial on Apeaz was carried out by Dr. Esber and his research staff shortly after its initial production. The results were published in in the Journal of Immunology The study found that Apeaz induced an instant numbing effect, which blocked pain for several hours. It also decreased swelling joints while p reventing the further deterioration of cartilage. Ensuring Long Term ReliefAlthough Dr. Esber and his team say Apeaz is the fastest and most effective way to relieve arthritis pain, they believe certain pills can be used to enhance long term results. ThatÂs why the company is offering up to four free months of Arthrivarx for who needs it. ÂArthrivarx is a pill that was formulated to enhance the results of Apeaz In studies, the active ingredients have been shown to lubricate the joints and connective tissues around them, giving you an additional barrier of supportÂŽ, explains Esber. ÂIt seems to work best for those with the most severe cases and who have suffered tirelessly without any relief. ItÂs our version of Âextra strengthÂŽ. ÂWhile Apeaz helps to relieve arthritis pain whenever it arises, Arthrivarx acts behind the scenes to support the health of your joints, leading to further imp rovement and lifelong results.ÂŽ ItÂs not for everyone but for those who need it, the addition of Arthrivarx makes a huge difference.ÂNew Weapons for Arthritis and Joint PainWith daily use, Apeaz helps users live a more vital, pain free relief without any of the negative side effects or interactions associated with oral drugs. Through the use of a powerful anesthetic drug, Apeaz is able to numb pain around joints plagued by arthritis. Combined with Arthri varx, users can further enhance their results and lock Readers can now enjoy an entirely new level of comfort thatÂs both safe and affordable. It is also extremely effective, especially if nothing else has worked. How to Claim a Risk Free Supply of Apeaz release of ApeazÂ’. As such, the company is offering a special discounted supply to any reader who calls during this savings period. First time callers are also eligible to receive up to 4 FREE months of Arthrivarx while supplies last. A special hotline number and discounted pricing has been created for all Florida residents. Your Toll-Free hotline number is 1-800-308-6298 and will only be open for the next 48 hours. Only a limited discounted supply of ApeazÂ’ is currently available in your region. Consumers who miss out on our current product inventory will have to wait until more becomes available and that could take weeks. For those intending to take advantage of up to 4 FREE months of Arthrivarx, the company advises to call sooner. Call 1-800-308-6298 today ApeazÂ’ is an FDA drug with app roved claims for the pain relief of the following conditions: Â€ Temporary pain Â€ Simple back pain Â€ Strains Â€ Sprains Â€ Athletic injuries Â€ Muscle stiffness and pain Â€ Wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, foot, muscle or joint pain ÂThose suffering with arthritis or joint pain can expect relief within minutes explains Dr. Henry Esber, creator of the hot selling drug Apeaz. adno=50542106AdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisement
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The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7OUR TOWN Â„ BUSINESS NEWS Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what do you think of The Wall Street Journal? Â„ CA, Rochester, Minn. Dear CA: Thanks to the internet, weÂve been watching the decline of the newspaper industry during the past dozen years. Sadly, too many publishers have passively accepted their papersÂ diminution, knowing their publications will continue to be less valued by their communities. Certainly, there wonÂt be more newspapers like the 12-pound, 1,612-page Sept. 14, 1987, edition of The New York Times (NYT-$24), which caused a surge in hernia procedures at Mount Sinai and NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals. Most publishers were unprepared for the digital revolution. Few publishers drank from the fountain of knowledge, and most others just gargled. Using yesterdayÂs solutions for todayÂs problems, NYTÂs concussed management initiated wide-scale cost-cutting measures and restructuring to strengthen margins. That didnÂt help. Fewer readers were thumbing through the pages of the paper for daily doses of local, state and national news. So management began to streamline and reshape its business model, divesting underperforming assets and reducing payroll and pension costs. Resultantly, management began to generate strong growth in its formative digital advertising revenues. NYTÂs management offers mobile applications to readers who want to stay current on the go, with interactive features that complement printed articles. The ramping up of digital platforms has generated strong results that should ensure longterm growth. Few papers can brag about having a reputation as an investigative newspaper, but the Times can. Proof of the pudding can be found in the recently awarded Pulitzer Prizes for its news coverage. The Times has had to turn itself topsy-turvy to succeed in a very difÂ“cult operating environment. It has worked. Management has considerably improved its competitive edge during the past few years, and NYTÂs share price has risen from below $10 to $26. I subscribe to The New York Times. ItÂs tossed on our driveway seven days a week. ItÂs a delightfully written, albeit overly liberal, paper with a daily circulation of over 570,000 and about 3 million paid digital subscribers. Though the copy editing of the Times has suffered under budget constraints and layoffs, most of its articles and columns are still competently and crisply written, while the content is apropos. Because some of the TimesÂ writers are a bit extreme in their socio-political opinions, I subscribe to The Wall Street Journal (published six days a week) as an antidote. However, the Journal has also suffered because of budget constraints, forcing good writers to leave for better pastures. Editors were laid off, making some articles yucky to read. The Sunday edition was eliminated because the JournalÂs marketing team couldnÂt sell enough advertising to be able to have a print edition seven days a week. And to reduce operating costs by 10 percent, management reduced the paperÂs physical size by 20 percent. In the process, some content was compromised, and so was the elegance of this paper. The New York Times is an icon that, contrary to what President Donald Trump says, is too big to fail. Management has added new revenue streams, improved its balance sheet and restructured its portfolio with an intense focus on generating more revenues from online activities. ManagementÂs recent aggressive digital marketing campaign expects digital subscriptions to reach the 5 million mark in the coming few years. And management is aggressively monetizing various superbly researched articles. For example, its highly respected reporting regarding sexual harassment and related cover-ups, its impressive photo gallery, its interesting graphs, and its fascinating statistics are sold and transmitted to some 1,800 papers and magazines. Other investigative articles about drug use on the gridiron and in track and Â“eld, effects of the tech expansion in California, and national politics are sold to hundreds of newspapers every day. I believe that 2018 revenues will touch $1.75 billion and that earnings will reach 50 cents a share. The 16-cent dividend wonÂt be raised this year. Numbers for the coming years are expected to improve incrementally. J.P. Morgan has a research report on NYT and is the only brokerage with a ÂbuyÂŽ recommendation. I wouldnÂt buy NYT shares, because I think the upside potential is limited. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.The New York Times as an investment MalcolmBERKOCThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Job & Career Fair from 9 a.m.noon Friday, Sept. 28, at the George Mullen Activity Center, located at 1602 Kramer Way in North Port. The Job & Career Fair is designed to promote businesses seeking to hire employees and for individuals looking for employment opportunities or seeking other career opportunities. Businesses can reserve a table for this event to promote their business and pass out employment and marketing material to participants. The cost to reserve an 8-foot table and two chairs is $25 per table for chamber businesses and $50 per table for non-chamber businesses.Breakfast Club NetworkingJoin us for our monthly Breakfast Club Networking at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, and enjoy a specially prepared breakfast buffet at Longhorn Steakhouse in Port Charlotte. Mr. Pete at Longhorn Steakhouse is opening his restaurant just for our chamber and is preparing a delicious breakfast buffet. The cost is only $6 per person. Christine Robinson, with the Argus Foundation, will provide a brief presentation on the ÂSingle Member DistrictÂŽ voting issue in Sarasota County. Sandrina McCloud, with Visit Sarasota, will provide a brief presentation on a new program being offered to shops and restaurants in Sarasota County to advertise their establishment in September throughout Sarasota County.Leadership North Port ProgramThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce still has a couple of spots open for the 2018-19 Leadership North Port Program. These spots will be secured on a Â“rstcome/Â“rst-served basis. Be a part of this exclusive program and become an elite member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and the community. This is a great way to distinguish yourself as a community leader and learn the aspects of our community that makes North Port great. Applications for the 2018-19 Leadership North Port program, which will run once a month from October 2018 Â„ June 2019, will be limited to the Â“rst 20 individuals that register for the program. The cost is $550 per person and includes material required for the program, transportation for each class day, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages for each class day and the graduation ceremony at the end of the program. All sessions are Fridays from approximately 8 a.m.5 p.m. except for Arts & Culture Day which will be an evening event. Those interested in signing up for the Leadership North Port Program should contact the Chamber ofÂ“ce at 941564-3040 or email to info@ northportareachamber. com.Board of Directors annual installation Hoe DownThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Board of Directors annual installation banquet on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. This yearÂs banquet theme will be a Hoe Down and attendees are encouraged to come dressed in accordance to the theme. A special buffet dinner will be provided and a cocktail and hors dÂ oeuvres reception will occur from 5-6 p.m. The dinner and program will take place from 6 Â„ 8 p.m. and the evening will climax with a post event social and dancing from 8-9 p.m. Heron Creek Golf & Country Club will be offering Happy Hour pricing on all adult beverages throughout the entire evening. The chamber will recognize members of the Board of Directors for their 2017-2018 tenure and service and install new Board Members and OfÂ“cers for the 2018-19 Â“scal year. The cost is $65 per person or $120 per couple and includes dinner, program and entertainment. Table sponsorships are available for $600 (table seating of eight) or 1/2 table sponsorships for $300 (table seating of four) and includes: premier seating, table sponsorship sign, logo in banquet program and recognition at the event.Chamber Champion programThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is unveiling the 2018-2019 Chamber Champion program. This program allows chamber members to invest in the North Port Area Chamber, in addition to their annual membership dues, to provide additional support to the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and its effort to fulÂ“ll its mission and to gain additional exposure for their business. This program provides incentives that will maximize marketing and networking opportunities for a business to promote their business to other chamber members and to the community. The chamber is offering a payment plan option for businesses interested in participating in the 2018-19 Chamber Champion program. The last day to register as a 2018-19 Chamber Champion is Friday, Sept. 28.ScramblinÂ on the Green golf tournamentThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce annual ScramblinÂ on the Green golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. The registration rate is $85 per player or $340 per team. Individuals that register in September will receive a $5 discount per player or $20 per team. Registration includes: Green fees, golf cart, range balls, continental breakfast, complimentary food and beverages during play, lunch buffet, contests, rafÂ”e prizes and goody bags. The golf tournament will host a hole-in-one contest at each of the par 3 holes, putting contest, longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, most accurate drive contest, in the circle contest and Âhit it on the greenÂŽ contest. There are still a limited number of sponsorship opportunities to promote your business to a captive audience at this golf tournament. Call the chamber ofÂ“ce at 941-564-3040 for more information.New chamber membersThe North Port Area Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce and welcome the following new chamber members: Boohoff Law, Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty Â„ Sherrie Cremen, DNDC Telephone Company, Evolve Chiropractic, Florida Pros Soleil Realty, Gulfside Mortgage Services, Hoover Pressure Cleaning, L & C Professional Painting, LLC, North Port Appliances, Sonshine Aquatics, LLC, Sun Realty, Sun Realty Â„ The CaptainÂs Team, Sunshine Clips, LLC, The Polished Boutique Nail Salon & Spa and UÂ”ooria. For more information, please call the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce ofÂ“ce at 941-564-3040 or visit the website at www. northportareachamber. com. Bill Gunnin is the Executive Director of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and can be reached at 941-564-3040 or email at wgunnin@ northportareachamber.com.Chamber to host Job & Career Fair BillGUNNINC adno=720066 Chronic Back & Joint Pain? Arthritis? 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 OUR TOWN Â„ BUSINESS NEWSThe Downtown Merchants were very saddened to have to cancel last SaturdayÂs Downtown Fall Bash. With the high risk of heavy rains and lightning, the priority was to keep everyone safe, so the decision was taken to postpone. WeÂll be working with the city and the bands to bring this event to you later in the year. IÂll keep you posted. Talking of the Downtown Merchants, a recent decision was taken to take Alive After 5 into a new direction, to try and add some extra sparkle to what is already a very popular event. Starting Sept. 20, the event will now simply be called Third Thursday, and this time around, and possibly for a while to come, weÂll be adding Wine Walk to its title too. You can still come down and enjoy Third Thursday, visiting the stores and restaurants without participating in the Wine Walk portion, but if you chose to join in, we think you will have a blast. Wine Walk is a simple stroll to designated participating stores where youÂll get to sample two different varietals of wine in each location. To participate, pick up your band and wine passport for a $10 donation at the PG Chamber OfÂ“ce, 252 W. Marion Ave., or on the night, in front of the PG Chamber, at Hipnotique Boutique or FM DonÂs Restaurant. When you collect your band, youÂll get all the information youÂll need to visit all the participants, centered around Marion Avenue. The restaurants are also being encouraged to join in the fun and offer wine specials.Getting busyOne sign that summer is nearly over is the increase in Ribbon-Cuttings and Grand Openings that are appearing on our schedule. These events are open to members and the public alike as we welcome new businesses to our area. Tomorrow will be a busy day at both ends. We start by welcoming and attending the Flag-Raising Ceremony for Comfort Storage at 8 a.m. The honor guard of the American Legion Post 110 Port Charlotte will conduct the ceremony and raise their Â”ag for the Â“rst time. There will be a full tour of the new facility. There will be some morning treats (breads, cookies, etc.), coffee, juice and water. Comfort Storage is at The old Muscle Car City, 3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Then at 5:30 p.m. the same day, we cross over to Senior Fundamentals for their Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 10169 Tamiami Trail, Units 111114, Punta Gorda, which, ironically, is the plaza where the new Muscle Car City resides.Upcoming eventsMindi Abair is coming back to Punta Gorda on Nov. 16-18. Our partnership on this project has brought nationwide, if not worldwide, focus to the city with guests scooping up tickets from far and wide over the past few days. Starting with a very unique dinner at La Fiorentina restaurant Nov. 16, to the mainstage show outside on the lawn of the Event Center on Nov. 17, she will appear with KebÂ MoÂ, Dumpstaphunk and the Greg Billings Band. The weekend wraps up with a great brunch at the Tiki at Fourpoints with great live entertainment from the Shawn Brown Trio. Details of all tickets options are viewable at www.puntagordachamber.com in the shop chamber section or by calling 941-639-3720. While you are on the site, check out our Oct. 19-21 Harboritaville party honoring the life and music of Jim Morris, as well as the 2019 Wine and Jazz Festival in February 2019 with Gerald Albright, the Sax Pack and Matt Marshak. Our Annual AwardsÂ Banquet is set for Sept. 22 at the Isles Yacht Club starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. Given the celebration of the year of Sue Randall as Chair, our theme this year is ÂComing to a Royal Garden Party!ÂŽ Tickets are on sale at www.punta gordachamber.com in the shop chamber link where youÂll also be able to select your preferred food choice for the evening. If you prefer, just call us at 941-639-3720. ItÂs always a fun evening, full of many surprises culminating in the announcement of our prestigious Donna Heidenreich Business of the Year awards. Every Wednesday, weather permitting, the PG Chamber sponsors and promotes an informal Pub Run/Walk that attracts between 60-100 people. The starting/ ending venue rotates each week, so to Â“nd out where the next event is, call 941-639-3720. This weekÂs run will commence at and return to the BurgÂr Bar. The CA.R.E. Ball may be a ways off on Jan. 26, but, as the recently appointed sponsorship chair of the Ball, I wanted to let you all know that the 2019 sponsorship package is now available. Please call 941-639-3720 for more info. I hope you will be able to review support for C.A.R.E.Âs annual gala fundraiser, that is not only great fun, but more importantly vital to the work C.A.R.E. offers to our entire community. Please also share this exciting opportunity with any friends, business colleagues or arch-rivals as raising the roof on sponsorship levels will make this event even greater than previous years. John R. Wright is President of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce jrwright@ puntagordachamber.com. The Charlotte Sun is a proud Platinum sponsor of this chamber.Lots to do this fall in Punta Gorda JohnWRIGHTC By KAREN DRURYBUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMENThe Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice are keeping busy. Members are planning their 10th Annual ÂPassport to Your FutureÂŽ Wine Tasting and Auction event set for Oct. 26 at the Historic Venice Train Depot on 303 E. Venice Ave. The BPWEV will offer many Â“nger food items supplied by local restaurants as well as auction items and 50/50. Entertainment will be provided by ÂSongstressÂŽ Wanda Cook, singing the greatest memories ever made. The ticket price is $35 per person in advance, or $40 at the door. BPWEV is a nonproÂ“t organization committed to enriching the lives of women through opportunities for individual development and growth. The Annual Wine Tasting is to promote BPWEV and provide funds for the Adult Learner Scholarships. Sponsorship by local business/organizations of the event is encouraged. It will bring visibility and recognition to the businesses supporting this event. The BPWEV meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice. The mission of BPWEV is to achieve equity for all women through advocacy, education and information. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Morina at 941-4930014 or Maryann at 941-468-9072. Find more information about the organization at www. bpwev.org.Business Professional Women stay busy, plan annual wine tasting Sonia Jordan-Mowery, right, owner of Mowery Book and Paper Conservation in Venice, presented an unusual and very interesting program to The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice at a recent meeting. Jordan-Mowery, pictured with BPW Â“rst vice president Katie Malloy, spoke on a wide range of techniques, including the conservation of rare books, manuscripts, archival documents, maps, works of art and paintings. PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice enthusiastically welcomed Alyssa Case, right, as 2nd vice president of the organization. Esther Bird, inducted Case as a new member. Case is operations manager for the Mason Knows Mortgages Team and is their primary mortgage loan originator serving southwest Florida. She is a resident of Venice and regularly conducts mortgage program guideline training for Realtors from Tampa to Fort Myers. Recently, when she was living in Greenville, Ohio, Case was named one of 70 ÂElite Women in MortgageÂŽ in the nation by Mortgage Professional America Magazine. The Mason Knows Mortgages Team helps people in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida achieve their dreams of home ownership. All sales nal. Please notify us at time of ticket purchase for any special needs seating requirements.adno=720079 adno=720069
THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHERNo stocks in todayÂs News WireWallstreet was closed in observance of Labor Day. Stocks will appear as normal in WednesdayÂs News Wire. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 By CATHERINE LUCEYASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. In his latest broadside against the Justice DepartmentÂs traditional independence, Trump tweeted that ÂObama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.ÂŽ He added: ÂTwo easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......ÂŽ Another blow in TrumpÂs long-running feud with Sessions, the presidentÂs complaint Â“ ts with his pattern of viewing the Department of Justice less as a law enforcement agency and more as one that should do his political bidding. Typically the agency prides itself on independence from political inÂ” uence, and investigators are never supposed to take into account the political afÂ“ liations of the people they investigate. The Â“ rst two Republicans to endorse Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges last month: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of New York on insider trading. Both have proclaimed their innocence. The Hunter investigation began in June 2016, according to the indictment. It was not clear when the investigation into Collins began. The conspiracy alleged in his indictment supposedly began in 2017, though he was also under investigation by congressional ethics ofÂ“ cials.Trump escalates attacks on Sessions By JAMIE STENGLE and EMILY SCHMALLASSOCIATED PRESSDALLAS Â„ Not long after the last time Cecilia Roberts was sent to an Atlanta hotel to be sold for sex, the then-17-yearold was in a residential facility for girls like her, recovering from the trauma of trafÂ“ cking as she helped prosecutors convict two adults she had turned to when she needed a place to stay. Roberts spent about a year in a 15-bed residential facility for girls at Wellspring Living in Georgia, one of a number of places established in response to what experts call a growing population of child sextrafÂ“ cking victims. Now 24 and working in purchasing for a health care system, Roberts said living in the safe house allowed her to focus on her education Â„ and to heal. ÂFor the Â“ rst time, IÂm in a room full of people that I feel like understood me, and I didnÂt have to explain myself,ÂŽ said Roberts, who returned to Wellspring for the job training program after moving out of the facility. ÂAs a child, it was all that I needed: just peace, and a little bit of attention and love. ThatÂs all that I was looking for.ÂŽ The need for long-term and specialized care to treat child sex-trafÂ“ cking victims is increasing. For decades, rescued children wound up being arrested and thrown into the juvenile justice system. But thatÂs changed in recent years, as states have moved to steer victims toward treatment. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia have eliminated criminal liability for minors, with all but one state making the change since 2010, according to Shared Hope International, which works to prevent the conditions that lead to sex trafÂ“ cking. Experts say some states are reluctant to follow suit due to a lack of services for the children. ÂWe need more safe spaces where survivors can heal and re-enter their communities,ÂŽ said Rebecca Epstein, executive director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law.Patchwork of programs serves child sex-trafficking victims AP PHOTOIn this July 19 photo, Toni McKinley, Director of The Survivor Program for DMST at The Refuge, right, gives mentors a tour of the new facility near Austin, Texas. By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLESASSOCIATED PRESSDES MOINES, Iowa Â„ Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent Â” ight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. ÂWeÂre with you,ÂŽ one said, according a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. ÂYouÂve got to do this,ÂŽ said another. Biden himself is more conÂ” icted Â„ but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say, and he has given himself until January to deliberate and size up potential competition for the Democratic nomination, according to people who have spoken to the former vice president about his decision making. In the meantime, Biden diligently maintains a network of supporters in key states, a group 30 years in the making, while some of those competitors are still making introductions. As he makes each careful step, Biden faces the same dilemma. For an elder statesman in a leaderless party, one who long envisioned himself in the top job, the pull toward another presidential bid is strong. But the 75-year-old former vice president must weigh the realities of jumping into a crowded primary full of up-andcomers eager to debate the future of the party. ÂHe is not someone who needs to run to cement his place in history. HeÂs not someone who needs to run to feel heÂs making a signiÂ“ cant contribution to the public discourse and the Democratic Party,ÂŽ said Anita Dunn, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. ÂBut he is someone who, at the end of the day, feels a great Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020 AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 29 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. By PETER PRENGAMAN and SARAH DiLORENZOASSOCIATED PRESSRIO DE JANEIRO Â„ FireÂ“ ghters dug through the burned-out hulk of BrazilÂs National Museum on Monday, a day after Â“ re roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed Â“ ngers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin AmericaÂs largest collection of historical artifacts, and ofÂ“ cials suggested that the damage could be catastrophic, with most objects in the main building probably lost. For many in Brazil, the state of the 200-year-old natural history museum quickly became a metaphor for what they see as the gutting of Brazilian culture and life during years of corruption, economic collapse and poor governance. ÂItÂs a crime that the museum was allowed to get to this shape,ÂŽ said Laura Albuquerque, a 29-yearold dance teacher who was in a crowd protesting outside the gates. ÂWhat happened isnÂt just regrettable, itÂs devastating, and politicians are responsible for it.ÂŽ The cause of the Â“ re that broke out Sunday night was not known. Federal police will investigate since the museum was part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. But protesters, commentators and museum directors themselves said years of government neglect had left the museum so underfunded that its staff had turn to crowdfunding sites to open exhibitions. Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, the museumÂs deputy director, criticized authorities for starving the museum of vital funding while spending lavishly on stadiums to host the World Cup in 2014. ÂThe money spent on each one of those stadiums Â„ a quarter of that would have been enough to make this museum safe and resplendent,ÂŽ he said in an interview in front of the still-smoldering building aired on Brazilian television. Roberto Leher, rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, said it was well known that the building was vulnerable to Â“ re and in need of extensive repairs. Duarte said he was in the habit of unplugging everything in his ofÂ“ ce at night because of the risk. Civil defense authorities were concerned that internal walls and the roof could collapse further, so ofÂ“ cials had to wait to conduct a full accounting of losses. Duarte said that anything held in the main building was likely destroyed. The collection of 20 million cultural and historical items included pieces that belonged to the royal family and a Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire A National Museum worker organizes pieces rescued from an overnight Â“ re at the museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday. AP PHOTOSA man watches as Â” ames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.VICTIMS | 8 BIDEN | 8 MUSEUM | 8 SESSIONS | 8
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018STATE/WORLD NEWSBy RENE RODRIGUEZTHE MIAMI HERALDMIAMI BEACH (AP) Â„ ÂMoney canÂt buy me love,ÂŽ The Beatles wisely sang. But in MiamiÂs luxury real estate market, money can buy you pretty much anything Â„ even a condo that uses a rare Italian sports car as a wall. Artefacto, the high-end furnishings and design Â“rm headquartered in Brazil with three locations in Miami, recently completed the installation of a $1.5 million Pagani Zonda R Â„ one of only 15 ever made Â„ inside an oceanfront four-bedroom, 4,232-square-foot condo at the Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside. The sleek automobile, which is made out of carbon Â“ber and has a top speed of 218 mph, is suspended horizontally on support beams custom-made by Pagani for the installation. The car Â„ sans its V-12 Mercedes-AMG engine Â„ acts as a space divider between the living room and the master bedroom. The city of Surfside granted the contracting Â“rm Finish My Condo a special permit to hoist the car (which weighs 800 pounds with its engine removed) via a crane through the Â“fth-Â”oor condoÂs terrace. Construction on the building had been completed in 2016, so Artefacto had to remove the unitÂs impact windows and moldings in order to get the automobile inside. The rest of the condoÂs decor Â„ including the furniture, lighting and color scheme Â„ was designed to complement the car. Paulo Bacchi, the CEO of Artefacto USA, said the owner of the unit, who wants to remain anonymous, is a Pagani enthusiast who argued that his rare car Â„ one of only a few privately owned Zondas in the world Â„ is as valid a piece of artwork as any traditional painting or sculpture. ÂHe said that people go to Art Basel and spend $5 million on paintings to hang on their wall, so why not put his passion on his wall?ÂŽ Bacchi said. ÂI told him ÂWhatever makes you happy.Â Â Artefacto, which was launched 40 years ago and is currently expanding into a global brand, specializes in the luxury market. The Â“rm built the model unit on the 11th Â”oor of Zaha HadidÂs One Thousand Museum tower, complete with working air conditioning, while construction on the 62-story skyscraper had only reached the 43rd Â”oor. Bacchi said he has seen Porsches and Ferraris used as wall decorations in other South Florida condos, and some Miami residents have been known to park their cars inside their homes when a hurricane approaches. But the Pagani installation was different because the owner wanted a 360-degree view of the car, with the undercarriage facing the bedroom and the roof facing the living room. Miami, of course, already has a luxury condo tower that allows tenants to drive their fancy wheels right into their living room. But Bacchi said the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach wasnÂt an option for his client. ÂAs the name says, itÂs a Porsche building,ÂŽ Bacchi said. ÂMy client is all about Pagani.ÂŽMan hung $1.5M sports car inside his Miami Beach condo MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEShooting victimÂs father still 2nd in election after recountFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A Florida school board member has maintained her lead over the father of a student slain in a high school mass shooting. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that incumbent Donna Korn maintained a majority of votes after a Broward County election recount. Korn received 50.43 percent of the vote, while Ryan Petty received 30.97 percent of the vote. PettyÂs daughter Alaina was among 17 students and staff slain in the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Korn needed to stay above 50 percent to avoid a November runoff and keep a countywide seat on the nine-member board. The Board of Elections is expected to certify the results Tuesday. Lori Alhadeff, the mother of another Parkland victim, defeated two other candidates for an open school board seat representing the Parkland area.Florida city evaluates traffic safety after 5 swan deathsLAKELAND (AP) Â„ A Florida city is evaluating trafÂ“c safety after Â“ve of its signature swans were struck and killed by motorists. In a report by The Ledger, Lakeland Police spokesman Gary Gross said distracted driving appeared to be to blame for the swansÂ deaths over the last three weeks. A sixth swan was injured. About 70 swans live on LakelandÂs Lake Morton. City officials and nearby residents plan to meet Thursday to discuss ways to slow or reduce traffic along the shoreline. An estimated 4,600 vehicles drive daily around the scenic lake. The birds are considered city property. ItÂs a criminal violation to harm them or any bird or wild fowl within city limits. Most of LakelandÂs swans are descendants of a pair donated to the city by Queen Elizabeth in 1957.Boy killed after being struck by boat propeller in Florida KeysKEY WEST (AP) Â„ A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said the Fort Myers boy was in a channel between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key Sunday afternoon when he was struck in the head by the propeller. The boy was taken by boat to a Cudjoe Key resort, where paramedics were waiting. He went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the death.Boy, 6, dies after ATV driven by another child flips overLAKELAND (AP) Â„ A 6-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle driven by another child Â”ipped and fell on him. The Ledger reports that Clayton McLaughlin was pronounced dead at a Tampa hospital Sunday. According to the Polk County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce, ClaytonÂs family brought him to a Â“re station after the crash. Investigators said Clayton was a passenger in an ATV being driven by an 8-year-old boy. The boys were riding on a dirt track in Lakeland when the ATV struck two dirt mounds and Â”ipped onto its side. The ATV landed on Clayton. Authorities said he suffered Âmassive head injuries.ÂŽ The 8-year-old driver was not injured. Authorities said the boys initially wore helmets but removed them after taking a break and did not put them back on. By VICTORIA MILKO and AUNG NAING SOEASSOCIATED PRESSYANGON, Myanmar Â„ A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of ofÂ“cial documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the militaryÂs human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and charged with violating the colonial-era OfÂ“cial Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. They had pleaded not guilty, contending that they were framed by police. ÂToday is a sad day for Myanmar, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the press everywhere,ÂŽ Stephen J. Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief, said in a statement. He said the charges were Âdesigned to silence their reporting and intimidate the press.ÂŽ The case has drawn worldwide attention as an example of how democratic reforms in long-isolated Myanmar have stalled under the civilian government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, which took power in 2016. Though the military, which ruled the country for a half-century, maintains control of several key ministries, Suu KyiÂs rise to government had raised hopes for an accelerated transition to full democracy and her stance on the Rohingya crisis has disappointed many former admirers. As the verdict was announced in the hot Yangon courtroom, Kyaw Soe OoÂs wife started crying, leaning into the lap of the person next to her. Outside the court, police and journalists shouted as the two Reuters reporters were led to a truck to be taken away. ÂThis is unfair,ÂŽ Wa Lone told the crowd. ÂI want to say they are obviously threatening our democracy and destroying freedom of the press in our country.ÂŽ Kevin Krolicki, Reuters regional editor for Asia, said outside the court that it was Âheartbreaking for friends and colleagues and family of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in addition to the outrage many will feel, are deprived of their friends and colleagues, husband and father.ÂŽ Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, both testiÂ“ed they suffered from harsh treatment during their initial interrogations after their arrests last December. Their several appeals for release on bail were rejected. Wa LoneÂs wife, Pan Ei Mon, gave birth to the coupleÂs Â“rst child in Yangon on Aug. 10, but Wa Lone has not yet seen his daughter. The two journalists had been reporting last year on the brutal crackdown by security forces on the Rohingya in MyanmarÂs Rakhine state. Some 700,000 Rohingya Â”ed to neighboring Bangladesh to escape the violence targeting them after attacks by Rohingya militants killed a dozen members of the security forces. Investigators working for the U.N.Âs top human rights body said last week that genocide charges should be brought against senior Myanmar military ofÂ“cers over the crackdown. The accusation of genocide was rejected by MyanmarÂs government, but is the most serious ofÂ“cial recommendation for prosecution so far. Also last week, Facebook banned MyanmarÂs powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation in connection with the Rohingya crisis. ÂTodayÂs verdict cannot conceal the truth of what happened in Rakhine state,ÂŽ Tirana Hassan, Amnesty InternationalÂs director of crisis response, said in a statement Monday. ÂItÂs thanks to the bravery of journalists like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, that the militaryÂs atrocities have been exposed. Instead of targeting these two journalists, the Myanmar authorities should have been going after those responsible for killings, rape, torture and the torching of hundreds of Rohingya villages.ÂŽMyanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail AP PHOTOJournalists and activists attempt to block a police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving court Monday in Yangon, Myanmar. MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLDUS service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this yearKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Â„ NATO says an American has been killed in eastern Afghanistan while serving in the multinational mission the military alliance is leading. NATO said in a statement that a second U.S. service member was in stable condition after being wounded during MondayÂs attack. U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of NATOÂs Resolute Support operation on Sunday, said the American who died had volunteered for duty in Afghanistan to protect his country. He was the sixth U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan so far this year. Miller called his death Âa tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.ÂŽ The commander added ÂOur duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.ÂŽCyprus police intercept 36 Syrian migrants aboard boatNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Â„ Cyprus police say they have intercepted 36 Syrian migrants, including 11 women and 14 children, after their boat was located off the Mediterranean island nationÂs southeastern coast. Police said a patrol boat located the migrantsÂ vessel around noon Monday off the islandÂs Cape Greco area. There were four infants among the children aboard the vessel. ItÂs the third time in four days a Syrian migrant boat has been located off the Cape. Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides repeated earlier Monday that a recent inÂ”ux of migrant arrivals has vaulted tiny Cyprus to the top of the list of European Union member states with the most asylum applications relative to their population.UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on timeBEIRUT (AP) Â„ United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon started the new school year on time on Monday, despite the U.S. decision to cancel funding to the international bodyÂs Palestinian relief agency. Students were giddy as they arrived at the Haifa Intermediate School in BeirutÂs Bir Hassan neighborhood on Monday and sat through their Â“rst language, history, and math lessons of the year. Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA affairs in Lebanon, called it a Âjoyful day,ÂŽ and called on donor nations to Â“ll the deÂ“cit left behind by the U.S. decision announced Friday. It was a day many thought would not come, at least not on time, as UNRWA faces some of its toughest pressures in its 68-year history. The Trump administration, encouraged by Israel, has expressed deep skepticism over the agencyÂs mission to provide education and social services to over 5 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. UNRWA was founded in 1949 to serve some 700,000 Palestinians who were uprooted from their homes in the war to create Israel.Iran FM says Âterrorists must be purgedÂ from SyriaÂs IdlibDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Â„ IranÂs foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that Âterrorists must be purgedÂŽ from SyriaÂs Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. Mohammad Javad ZarifÂs comments in Damascus were reported by IranÂs semi-ofÂ“cial Fars news agency and came as Syrian forces and their allies are preparing for an assault on Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in the country. ÂSyriaÂs territorial integrity should be safeguarded and all tribes and groups, as one society, should start the reconstruction process, and the refugees should return to their homes,ÂŽ Zarif said. He met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who is just back from a visit to Moscow. The visit comes days before the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia are expected to meet in Iran to discuss the situation in Idlib.
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 NATIONAL NEWSBy SCOTT BAUERASSOCIATED PRESSMADISON, Wis. Â„ Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to Â“gure out how to get them to the polls in November Â„ and thatÂs where the puppies come in. Students returning to the University of WisconsinMadison campus this summer were greeted by therapy dogs for petting. Those lured by the chance to rufÂ”e a dogÂs ears were then asked to register to vote Â„ a ÂPups to the PollsÂŽ gimmick that was just one of several similar events being staged in 11 battleground states by the liberal group NextGen America. Young people tend to vote for Democrats, but they also tend stay away during midterm elections. ItÂs a perennial frustration for the party Â„ one they are trying to overcome as they seek to take control of Congress. NextGen America, formed by billionaire activist Tom Steyer, hopes to be a game changer. Steyer is investing more than $30 million in whatÂs believed to be the largest voter engagement effort of its kind in U.S. history. The push to register and get pledges from college students to vote is focusing on states such as Wisconsin, Virginia, California and North Carolina with competitive races for Congress, U.S. Senate and other ofÂ“ces. NextGen sees young voters such as Kellen Sharp as key to Â”ipping targeted seats from red to blue. ÂThe outcome of this election deÂ“nitely affects us,ÂŽ said Sharp, an 18-year-old freshman from Milwaukee who stopped to register during the dog event the week before classes started. ÂIÂm just excited to have a voice and say something.ÂŽ A poll this summer by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run. The poll found young people eager to vote for someone who shared their political views on issues such as health care and immigration policy. They expressed far less excitement about voting for a candidate described as a lifelong politician. ÂIf we all vote, we can make a change,ÂŽ said 20-year-old Grace Austin, who stopped to pet the dogs at the Wisconsin event and wound up registering to vote. Austin and other college students who registered said they feel like their friends are more interested in politics than ever before Â„ boosting hopes of Democrats trying to reverse the trend of declining youth participation in midterm elections. ÂWe want them to know they need to show up and when they do, we will win,ÂŽ said NextGenÂs Wisconsin director George Olufosoye. ÂWe want them to know they have power.ÂŽ They certainly have the numbers. Since the last midterm election in 2014, 15 million post-millennials Â„ those between the ages of 18 and 21 Â„ have become eligible to vote. But while Generation X, millennials and post-millennials make up the majority of voting-eligible adults nationwide, they are not expected to cast the most votes in November. In the 2014 midterm, they cast 21 million fewer votes than voters over age 54, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. Turnout among 18to 24-year-olds hit a 40-year low in 2014, bottoming out at 17.1 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, or CIRCLE, at Tufts University.$30 million poured into effort to energize young voters By DAVID EGGERT and COREY WILLIAMSASSOCIATED PRESSDETROIT Â„ Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper Â„ the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint and other communities. Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti expects the closure of water fountains and other drinking Â“xtures in all 106 schools to go smoothly because the district Â„ MichiganÂs largest Â„ had previously turned off the tap in 18 schools. The coolers and bottled water will cost $200,000 over two months, after which the district probably will seek bids for a longer-term contract, he said. Kids at the schools that already had coolers drank more than they ever had from the fountains, according to their principals. ÂThere has been an undertone of not trusting the water to begin with,ÂŽ Vitti told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday, days after announcing his decision. ÂWith the water coming from the water coolers, they just trust it more and are drinking it more.ÂŽ Detroit is not the Â“rst major school district to switch to bottled water. The 49,000-student district in Portland, Oregon, turned off its Â“xtures in 2016 after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every school Â„ a problem that took two years to Â“x. Fountains at most schools in the 80,000-student Baltimore districts have been shut off for more than a decade Last year, LeeAndria Hardison saw brown water coming from fountains at the Detroit school attended by her teenage son. ÂIÂve been sending water to school every day with his name on it Â„ Â“ve bottles of water in a cooling pack,ÂŽ said Hardison, 39. Water testing in Detroit schools should have started years ago due to aging pipes, said Ricky Rice, 61, who has a grandson in sixth grade and another grandchild beginning kindergarten. ÂIn the poorer neighborhoods, in the black neighborhoods we always have a problem with issues of environment,ÂŽ Rice said.Detroit is latest big school district to turn off tap water MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATIONCounty prison locked down after 11 workers sickenedPITTSBURGH (AP) Â„ Authorities say a western Pennsylvania jail is on lockdown after almost a dozen employees became ill from an unknown substance. Allegheny County ofÂ“cials say nine corrections ofÂ“cers and two medical personnel have been sickened since about 10 p.m. Sunday by some kind of odor or substance at the Allegheny County Jail. County spokeswoman Amie Downs says all employees were taken to a hospital for evaluation and have since been released. OfÂ“cials said the jail will be locked down until further notice. Staff members are interviewing inmates and plan searches to determine the cause. County police are also investigating.Protesters begin march against Dakota AccessDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Â„ About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the march to show unity against the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline. Protesters plan to walk 10-15 miles a day, completing the march Saturday in Fort Dodge. Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities President Regina Tsosie told the newspaper that the pipeline could break and poison the water. She also says it has desecrated sacred sites.Husband distraught after wifeÂs body left to rot 3 yearsGREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) Â„ The husband of a woman whose body authorities said was left inside a funeral home to rot for almost three years said he canÂt stop thinking about how poorly she was treated in death. A grand jury indicted two men Â„ Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings Â„ with desecration of human remains after prosecutors said they left Mary Alice Pitts Moore in unrefrigerated rooms under blankets and surrounded by air fresheners for nearly three years at First Family Funeral HomeÂs locations Â“rst in Greenwood and later in Spartanburg. Arrest warrants against the men said Fred Parker Jr. and his family owed them money for MooreÂs funeral, so they didnÂt cremate her remains and return them as requested. HEARING LOSS $999ea $1299ea $1299ea adno=50541831
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP TECHNOLOGY WRITERNEW YORK Â„ When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase Âscreen time,ÂŽ nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible. Boy, have things changed with his grandkids and their phones and their Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. ÂIt almost seems like an addiction,ÂŽ said Dennis, a retired homebuilder who lives in Bellevue, Washington. ÂIn the old days you had a computer and you had a TV and you had a phone but none of them were linked to the outside world but the phone. You didnÂt have this omnipresence of technology.ÂŽ TodayÂs grandparents may have fond memories of the Âgood old days,ÂŽ but history tells us that adults have worried about their kidsÂ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock ÂnÂ roll. ÂThis whole idea that we even worry about what kids are doing is pretty much a 20th century thing,ÂŽ said Katie Foss, a media studies professor at Middle Tennessee State University. But when it comes to screen time, she added, Âall we are doing is reinventing the same concern we were having back in the Â50s.ÂŽ True, the anxieties these days seem particularly acute Â„ as, of course, they always have. Smartphones have a highly customized, 24/7 presence in our lives that feeds parental fears of antisocial behavior and stranger danger. What hasnÂt changed, though, is a general parental dread of what kids are doing out of sight. In previous generations, this often meant kids wandering around on their own or sneaking out at night to drink. These days, it might mean hiding in their bedroom, chatting with strangers online. Less than a century ago, the radio sparked similar fears. ÂThe radio seems to find parents more helpless than did the funnies, the automobile, the movies and other earlier invaders of the home, because it can not be locked out or the children locked in,ÂŽ Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg, director of the Child Study Association of America, told The Washington Post in 1931. She added that the biggest worry radio gave parents was how it interfered with other interests Â„ conversation, music practice, group games and reading. In the early 1930s a group of mothers from Scarsdale, New York, pushed radio broadcasters to change programs they thought were too Âoverstimulating, frightening and emotionally overwhelmingÂŽ for kids, said Margaret Cassidy, a media historian at Adelphi University in New York who authored a chronicle of American kids and media. Called the Scarsdale Moms, their activism led the National Association of Broadcasters to come up with a code of ethics around childrenÂs programming in which they pledged not to portray criminals as heroes and to refrain from glorifying greed, selfishness and disrespect for authority. Then television burst into the public consciousness with unrivaled speed. By 1955, more than half of all U.S. homes had a black and white set, according to Mitchell Stephens, a media historian at New York University. The hand-wringing started almost as quickly. A 1961 Stanford University study on 6,000 children, 2,000 parents and 100 teachers found that more than half of the kids studied watched ÂadultÂŽ programs such as Westerns, crime shows and shows that featured Âemotional problems.ÂŽ Researchers were aghast at the TV violence present even in childrenÂs programming. By the end of that decade, Congress had authorized $1 million (about $7 million today) to study the effects of TV violence, prompting Âliterally thousands of projectsÂŽ in subsequent years, Cassidy said. That eventually led the American Academy of Pediatrics to adopt, in 1984, its first recommendation that parents limit their kidsÂ exposure to technology. The medical association argued that television sent unrealistic messages around drugs and alcohol, could lead to obesity and might fuel violence. Fifteen years later, in 1999, it issued its now-infamous edict that kids under 2 should not watch any television at all. The spark for that decision was the British kidsÂ show ÂTeletubbies,ÂŽ which featured cavorting humanoids with TVs embedded in their abdomens. But the odd TV-within-the-TVbeings conceit of the show wasnÂt the problem Â„ it was the ÂgibberishÂŽ the Teletubbies directed at preverbal kids whom doctors thought should be learning to speak from their parents, said Donald Shifrin, a University of Washington pediatrician and former chair of the AAP committee that pushed for the recommendation. Video games presented a different challenge. Decades of study have failed to validate the most prevalent fear, that violent games encourage violent behavior. But from the moment the games emerged as a cultural force in the early 1980s, parents fretted about the way kids could lose themselves in games as simple and repetitive as ÂPac-Man,ÂŽ ÂAsteroidsÂŽ and ÂSpace Invaders.ÂŽ Some cities sought to restrict the spread of arcades; Mesquite, Texas, for instance, insisted that the under-17 set required parental supervision. Many parents imagined the arcades where many teenagers played video games Âas dens of vice, of illicit trade in drugs and sex,ÂŽ Michael Z. Newman, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee media historian, wrote recently in Smithsonian. This time, some experts were more sympathetic to kids. Games could relieve anxiety and fed the ageold desire of kids to Âbe totally absorbed in an activity where they are out on an edge and canÂt think of anything else,ÂŽ Robert Millman, an addiction specialist at the New York HospitalCornell University Medical Center, told the New York Times in 1981. He cast them as benign alternatives to gambling and Âglue sniffing.ÂŽ Initially, the internet Â„ touted as an Âinformation superhighwayÂŽ that could connect kids to the worldÂs knowledge Â„ got a similar pass for helping with homework and research. Yet as the internet began linking people together, often in ways that connected previously isolated people, familiar concerns soon resurfaced. Sheila Azzara, a grandmother of 12 in Fallbrook, California, remembers learning about AOL chatrooms in the early 1990s and finding them Âkind of a hostile place.ÂŽ Teens with more permissive parents who came of age in the Â90s might remember these chatrooms as places a 17-year-old girl could pretend to be a 40-yearold man (and vice versa), and talk about sex, drugs and rock ÂnÂ roll (or more mundane topics such as current events). Azzara still didnÂt worry too much about technologyÂs effects on her children. Cellphones werenÂt in common use, and computers Â„ if families had them Â„ were usually set up in the living room. But she, too, worries about her grandkids. ÂThey donÂt interact with you,ÂŽ she said. ÂThey either have their head in a screen or in a game.ÂŽFrom penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages In this July 29, 1980, photo, Greg Berman, 12, of Santa Barbara, California, sits at a computer console at California Computer Camp near Santa Barbara. TodayÂs grandparents may have fond memories of the Âgood old days,ÂŽ but history tells us that adults have worried about their kidsÂ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the rst comic books and rock ÂnÂ roll. AP FILE PHOTOSIn this July 21, 1987, photo, Carlos Tunnerman, 10, plays the ÂContraÂŽ video game at an arcade in a Miami, Florida. Decades of study have failed to validate the most prevalent fear, that violent games encourage violent behavior. But from the moment the games emerged as a cultural force in the early 1980s, parents fretted about the way kids could lose themselves in games as simp le and repetitive as ÂPac-Man,ÂŽ ÂAsteroidsÂŽ and ÂSpace Invaders.ÂŽDear Dave, How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards? Â„ Peggy Dear Peggy, IÂm OK with this under two conditions. One is that you cut up the credit cards, close the accounts, and never use those things again. The second is that you donÂt wipe out your savings in the process. Leave something in there, so youÂre covered in the event of an emergency. Then, rebuild your savings as fast as possible once the debt is out of your way. You have to understand, too, that credit cards arenÂt the problem. The credit card debt isnÂt the problem, either. They are just symptoms of buying things you donÂt need, with money you donÂt have, in order to impress people. Take a long look in the mirror, Peggy, because the person whoÂs looking back at you is the problem. Overspending, disorganization, not earning enough Âƒ whatever label you want to slap on this situation, you are the reason for the problem. Once you understand and accept that, and you start living on a budget and staying away from debt, youÂll have taken your Â“rst real steps toward Â“nancial peace! Â„ DaveNeed life insurance with no dependents?Dear Dave, IÂm 35, single, and I have no dependents. Do I need a life insurance policy? Â„ Larry Dear Larry, In your situation, if you have enough cash saved up to pay your Â“nal expenses Â„ and you donÂt have any debt Â„ thereÂs no reason for you to carry a life insurance policy. No one will be harmed Â“nancially by your death, and no one would be deprived of the income that would be lost if something unexpected happened to you. Even if you have a mortgage on a home, the house will normally sell for enough to pay off the mortgage. However, if you have debt, or if you donÂt have some money stashed away in savings, you might want to consider an inexpensive term life insurance policy. At your age, if youÂre healthy, you can get $100,000 worth of coverage for just $10 to $15 a month. Remember, you donÂt buy insurance to leave an inheritance. You buy life insurance is to make sure thereÂs enough money to take care of your family and Â“nal expenses. You wouldnÂt want your parents or someone else having to foot the bill! Â„ Dave Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 14 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey. com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.Taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards DaveRAMSEYC
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger YesterdayÂs Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: Decades ago, I served in the Marines and was wounded in action in the Korean War. While recuperating in the naval hospital, I was told by several doctors that the more important reading of blood pressure (which they took frequently) was the bottom number. Now I am told by my doctors at the Veterans Aairs medical facility that it is the top number that is more critical. I am confused. Can you help? Â„ M.B. ANSWER: Both the top number and the bottom number are important, and either of them might be more critical in any given person. Looking at the entire population, it is thought that systolic blood pressure (the top number) is probably more associated with risk of heart attack and stroke. However, some people have normal systolic but high diastolic (the bottom number) pressures, and do need treatment. Physicians can get clues about the underlying cause of high blood pressure from the readings. An older person with very high systolic and low diastolic pressure may have calcied, sti blood vessels or a leaky valve connecting the heart with the aorta (the aortic valve). A person with a low systolic and high diastolic may have some heart failure or may have a blockage in the aortic valve. Knowing more about an individual can help the doctor choose the best kind of medication. I know it was decades ago, but I still thank you for your service. DR. ROACH WRITES: A recent column about the side eects of statin drugs generated a lot of mail, mostly about alternatives to statin drugs in people who could not tolerate them. I had mentioned in the column that a four-week period of time o of statins followed by a trial of a dierent statin resulted in 60 percent of people being able to tolerate a statin. One person wrote in that twice-a-week rosuvastatin (Crestor) was eective. However, some people cannot take them at all, and in that case, there are two options. The rst is a statin alternative. There are two classes that have been proven to reduce risk of heart disease: One, ezetimibe (Zetia), prevents absorption; the other is the PCSK-9 inhibitors, evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent). The data on these drugs are not as strong as the data for statins. Both classes are well-tolerated in most people. The PCSK-9 inhibitors are given by injection once or twice monthly and are very expensive. The second option is non-drug therapy. Physicians don't emphasize this as much as we should. There was a trial for a cholesterollowering drug where participants were required to meet with a nutritionist dietician then come back for retesting of their cholesterol after a period of maintaining a good diet. Many potential subjects improved their cholesterol numbers so greatly that they were no longer eligible for the drug Â„ in fact, there weren't enough people left to do the trial. A mostly plant-based diet is so eective at improving cholesterol (and often helping with weight) that I feel physicians are frequently missing an opportunity to help our patients, with less risk of side eects and at less expense than medications. Combining a good diet with regular exercise is a dramatic combination that reduces risk not only of heart disease but many other diseases as well.DEAR ABBY: The wife of "Headed for the Open Road" (June 25) will never forgive herself if she doesn't accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. After working for 40 years and retiring from my third j ob, my life partner and I went everywhere and did everything together. Three and a half months after my retirement, he passed away suddenly. I would never have forgiven myself if I hadn't experienced our frozen Jeep in Yellowstone or the eerie silence on the edge of the Hoh Rain Forest in western Washington state. That wife needs to get o her du and have the adventures of a lifetime Â„ unless, of course, she doesn't want to get closer to her husband. That would be a shame. Â„ Rick T. In California DEAR RICK: Thanks for writing and sharing your experiences. Many other passionate travelers responded, oering guidance to "Headed" in making his dreams of adventure a reality. Read on: DEAR ABBY: The husband could rent an RV to travel. His wife doesn't want to be cooped up, and an RV would have a living room, couch, TV/DVD, an onboard toilet, separate bedroom and a small kitchen. In other words, it would be like she's still at home, only moving. The couple could even arrange other transportation at their destinations. Â„ Tom Z. In Las Vegas DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were married 10 years when we discussed the destinations on our travel bucket lists. Mine included a road trip to Utah to see the canyons; he wanted a cruise to the war memorials in Hawaii. Neither of us was interested in the other's trip, so he took his adult daughter on the cruise, and three girlfriends and I took the road trip. We both had wonderful times, took tons of photos to share, and came back with lots to talk about. My motto is, don't put o something you want to do. Â„ Claire G. Out West Dear Heloise: Is there a law against a young child PUMPING GAS at the self-service island? Â„ A Reader in Pennsylvania There's no law against it, but it's not a good idea. Having a child "help" by pumping gas can cause a multitude of problems. Kids' lungs aren't fully developed, and breathing gas fumes can cause damage to their lungs and eyes. Also, children's hand-eye coordination is not advanced; splashing is almost guaranteed. What's a good age to start pumping gas? When you get your learner's permit. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: When I lend something to a friend, I take a picture of it and caption it with the name of who has it. I might sound like a Grinch, but I get my stu back! Â„ Gary in Fort Wayne, Ind. Nothing wrong with keeping up with who's got what! Â„ HeloiseThe importance of our systolic and diastolic BP numbers Options for retiree's wife to join in on his exploring Kids shouldn't pump gasHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby
Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will gure out how a thing works. This takes time, curiosity, care, patience, intelligence, attention. And for everything it takes, it will give even more. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Recharging your brain is as or more important than any of the other activities you do to maintain your health and well-being. Listen to what your body tells you and obey. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The one who puts you on the defensive has something to teach you about what you have to protect, where youÂre vulnerable and what matters to you. Finding the lesson will be easier in retrospect. CANCER (June 22-July 22). ThereÂs something you want to accomplish that you think should be done right where you are, and youÂre probably right. But a bit of travel will help you get perspective on it. DonÂt stay put just because youÂre Âtoo busy.ÂŽ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who belittle others are feeling littler than them inside. Yours is a personal culture of generosity. It hurts you to see people mistreated. YouÂll do something about it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People see you in one role and donÂt know how multifaceted you are. But they sense it, and youÂll give them a taste today. YouÂre in the mood to shake things up and get a reaction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone you love may play the victim. It will not suit you to buy into the game and become the savior. Rather, help others by teaching them to help themselves. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). YouÂre more worldly because of this dayÂs events. Mainly, youÂre able to pay attention to them and decide where you stand in it all without leaning in any particular direction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). YouÂll waste no time in getting down to business with the people you know, and this will wind up opening doors for you. YouÂll bring new people into your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). YouÂre the matchmaker of your own destiny. ItÂs a lot of responsibility, and many times it feels like itÂs not even in your hands. A good match promotes prosperity. A bad match will do the opposite. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The way itÂs done in the world of theater is to change the setting or the costumes to get get noticed anew. YouÂll do this sort of thing today and enjoy the attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Considering the present star conguration, hereÂs a question worth asking: ÂWhy am I listening to you?ÂŽ The answer will provide you with an enlightening answer. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 4). This year youÂll have reason to reach higher, believe more fully and push yourself harder. It will pay o. Write to yourself. A diary will give you the clarity to grow into the person the world really needs you to be. The next four weeks bring an improvement in the domestic arrangement that will support your eorts. Aries and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 33, 31, 28 and 18. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 ODD NEWSROANOKE, Va. (AP) Â„ Try walking a mile in these shoes. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer. Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20 and by one person on Aug. 25. Taken together, he lost shirts, hoodies, a jacket, one complete sneaker pair Â„ and 13 right shoes. Wickham says he typically keeps right shoes on display, while their other halves rest behind the counter. Accordingly, Wickham says the looters were Âpretty much risking their freedom for nothing.ÂŽ Roanoke County police spokeswoman Amy Whittaker says one 17-year-old has been charged in the July burglary. Police have also released video of the Aug. 25 burglary. Thieves raid Virginia store of right-foot shoesALMANACToday is Tuesday, Sept. 4 the 247th day of 2018. There are 118 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Sept. 4, 1951 President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coastto-coast television broadcast.On this dateIn 1781 Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve. In 1917 the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital in Camiers. In 1944 during World War II, British troops liberated Antwerp, Belgium. In 1957 Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. In 1972 U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics in the 400-meter medley relay. In 1998 Internet services company Google filed for incorporation in California. In 2006 ÂCrocodile HunterÂŽ Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingrayÂs barb pierced his chest. In 2014 comedian Joan Rivers died at a New York hospital at age 81, a week after going into cardiac arrest in a doctorÂs office during a routine medical procedure.TodayÂs birthdays Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 87. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 77. Singer Merald ÂBubbaÂŽ Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 76. Actress Jennifer Salt is 74. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 69. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread is 68. Actress Judith Ivey is 67. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 67. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans Sr. is 58. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 58. Actor Richard Speight Jr. is 49. Actor Noah Taylor is 49. Actress Ione Skye is 48. Actor-singer James Monroe Iglehart is 44. Actor Wes Bentley is 40. Actor Max Greenfield is 39. Singer Beyonce Knowles is 37. Actress-comedian Whitney Cummings is 36.Bible verseÂAnd Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.ÂŽ Â„ Matthew 17:20 Take another look at this and never again make little of your faith, no matter how small it may look to you. It is mountain moving; use it and a miracle is in the making. ItÂs impossible to quantify how many children are sold for sex in the U.S., but Polaris, which operates the National Human TrafÂ“cking Hotline, said the number of cases itÂs handled in which itÂs known that the sex-trafÂ“cking victim is a minor has more than doubled over the last Â“ve years, from 1,020 in 2012 to 2,495 in 2017. Advocates say specialized residential care with targeted treatment in a home-like setting can be good for victims, but they also say it would be best if the response were tailored to each child. ÂIn the ideal world, weÂd have a range of services. So that the kid who liked the long-term equine therapy could be treated there. Or the kid who didnÂt want to be in any kind of shelter but wanted to get some kind of support in a foster setting or their family home could have that,ÂŽ said Carol Smolenski, executive director of ECPATUSA, an anti-trafÂ“cking policy organization. ÂIn an ideal world, thereÂd be a continuum of types of services, but weÂre nowhere near that.ÂŽ Just this past week, the Â“rst girls began to arrive at the Refuge Ranch, a new 50-acre residential community of four-person cottages near Austin. The ranch offers trauma-informed care, medical treatment, a school program, and group and individual therapy for girls ages 11 to 19, according to founder and CEO Brooke Crowder. The girls will have access to horses and pets. They will be able to take yoga and art classes, or work in a garden. Those over 16 can apply for paid internships to learn job skills. The ranch was built entirely from donations. While government entities will refer girls to the program and pay for them to stay there, Crowder says that only one of those contracts so far will completely cover what it costs to care for them. Crowder expects to have at least nine children living at the ranch by the end of the year, with plans to eventually house 48 girls. Kids who are vulnerable to trafÂ“cking include those who are homeless or runaways, or who have been neglected or abused. They can end up being trafÂ“cked by boyfriends or adults they view as parent Â“gures. ÂWhatever you need, theyÂll be that person,ÂŽ said Allison Franklin, who fell under the control of a sex trafÂ“cker in her 20s after being sexually abused as a child and a runaway in her teens. ÂSome of them are so adept at this that you might not even have vulnerability or a need and theyÂll create it.ÂŽ Now 43, she mentors teen victims in Texas and says the specialized approach at the Refuge Ranch, where the average stay is expected to be a year and a half, will make a difference in their lives. ÂHealing from this takes so much time and effort,ÂŽ she said. ÂFor them to have a safe place that honors them for that long is just amazing.ÂŽVICTIMSFROM PAGE 1 deal of responsibility to listen to those people who are urging him to run.ÂŽ Biden would likely cast a long shadow, but a candidate Biden is not expected to clear what will be a crowded Â“eld of aspiring presidents in 2020. He would have competition for the support of the Democratic establishment. And he would almost certainly face tough challenges from the left Â„ the source of much of the partyÂs energy at the moment Â„ possibly from liberal Â“rebrands Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Biden would likely cast himself as a more centrist Democrat with working-class appeal, bipartisan credentials and grounding in a more civil political culture that has faded in the Trump era, said Jim Margolis, a top adviser to Barack ObamaÂs 2008 and 2012 campaigns. ÂHe would carry the imprimatur of the Obama administration in addition to occupying a space in the middle that isnÂt as crowded as others who are more actively running,ÂŽ said Margolis. He hit those themes gently at a memorial service for his late Senate colleague, Republican John McCain, last week. ÂI always thought of John as a brother,ÂŽ Biden said. ÂWe had a hell of a lot of family Â“ghts.ÂŽBIDENFROM PAGE 1painting by the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari. The museum, which was once home to the royal family, also housed extensive paleontological, anthropological and biological specimens. It was home to a skull called Luzia that was among the oldest fossils ever found in the Americas. It also held a Torah and an Egyptian mummy and the largest meteorite ever discovered in Brazil Â„ one of the few objects that ofÂ“cials could conÂ“rm had survived. Brazil has struggled to emerge from a two-year recession and seen its political and corporate elite jailed in Latin AmericaÂs largest corruption investigation. The country has been riven with deep political divisions following the impeachment and removal of former President Dilma Rousseff. The protesters gathered outside the museum gates tried several times to push into the site, demanding to see the damage and calling on the government to rebuild. Police held the crowd back with pepper spray, tear gas and batons. ÂThis Â“re is what Brazilian politicians are doing to the people,ÂŽ said Rosana Hollanda, a 35-year-old high school history teacher, who was crying. ÂTheyÂre burning our history, and theyÂre burning our dreams.ÂŽ Signs of disrepair were evident: The fencing was dilapidated, stonework was cracked and lawns appeared untended. As the museum was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in June, its budget had fallen from around $130,000 in 2013 to around $84,000 last year, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported in May. In a sign of how strapped the museum was, when a termite infestation last year forced the closure of a room that housed a 13-yard-long dinosaur skeleton, ofÂ“cials turned to crowdfunding to raise the money to reopen the room. The institution had recently secured approval for nearly $5 million for a planned renovation, including an upgrade of the Â“re-prevention system, ofÂ“cials said. ÂLook at the irony. The money is now there, but we ran out of time,ÂŽ museum Director Alexander Kellner told reporters at the scene.MUSEUMFROM PAGE 1Hunter has not exited his race, while Collins ended his re-election bid days after his indictment. Both seats appear likely to remain in GOP hands, but the charges have raised Democratic hopes. A spokeswoman for Sessions declined comment, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump, who did not address the speciÂ“cs of the charges, just the political impact, has previously pressed Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department. Trump has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over SessionsÂ decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because heÂd worked on TrumpÂs campaign. Some of the issues Trump has raised have either already been examined or are being investigated. The tension between Trump and Sessions boiled over recently with Sessions punching back, saying that he and his department Âwill not be improperly inÂ”uenced by political considerations.ÂŽ Still, Sessions has made clear to associates that he has no intention of leaving his job voluntarily despite TrumpÂs constant criticism. Allies, including Republican members of Congress, have long advised Trump that Â“ring Sessions Â„ especially before the November midterm elections Â„ would be deeply damaging to the party. But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections. ÂI think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice,ÂŽ Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters recently.SESSIONSFROM PAGE 1 In this Friday photo, President Donald Trump gestures while speaking at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.AP PHOTOSIn this July 13 photo, Attorney General Je Sessions delivers remarks in Portland, Maine. By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN RABYASSOCIATED PRESSGRANT TOWN, W.Va. Â„ ItÂs coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-Â“red power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased deaths and illnesses from the rollback on regulation of harmful emission from the nationÂs coal power plants. An analysis done by his own Environmental Protection Agency concludes that the plan would lead to a greater number of people here dying prematurely, and suffering health problems that they otherwise would not have, than elsewhere in the country, when compared to health impacts of the Obama plan. Knotts, a coal miner for 35 years, isnÂt fazed when he hears that warning, a couple of days after TrumpÂs West Virginia rally. He says the last thing people in coal country want is the government slapping down more controls on coal Â„ and the air here in the remote West Virginia mountains seems Â“ne to him. ÂPeople here have had it with other people telling us what we need. We know what we need. We need a job,ÂŽ Knotts said at lunch hour at a Circle K in a tiny town between two coal mines, and 9 miles down the road from a coal power plant, the Grant Town plant. The sky around Grant Town is bright blue. The mountains are a dazzling green. Paw Paw Creek gurgles past the town. Clean-air controls since the 1980s largely turned off the columns of black soot that used to rise from coal smokestacks. The regulations slashed the national death rates from coal-Â“red power plants substantially. These days pollutants rise from smoke stacks as gases, before solidifying into Â“ne particles Â„ still invisible Â„ small enough to pass through lungs and into bloodstreams. An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under TrumpÂs plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama plan. And that, it says, would lead to thousands more heart attacks, asthma problems and other illnesses that would not have occurred. Nationally, the EPA says, 350 to 1,500 more people would die each year under TrumpÂs plan. But itÂs the northern two-thirds of West Virginia and the neighboring part of Pennsylvania that would be hit hardest, by far, according to TrumpÂs EPA. TrumpÂs rollback would kill an extra 1.4 to 2.4 people a year for every 100,000 people in those hardest-hit areas, compared to under the Obama plan, according to the EPA analysis. For West VirginiaÂs 1.8 million people, that would be equal to at least a couple dozen additional deaths a year. TrumpÂs acting EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist whose grandfather worked in the coal camps of West Virginia, headed to coal states this week and last to promote TrumpÂs rollback. The federal governmentÂs retreat on regulating pollution from coal power plants was Âgood news,ÂŽ Wheeler told crowds there. In Washington, EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said TrumpÂs plan still would result in Âdramatic reductionsÂŽ in emissions, deaths and illness compared to the status quo, instead of to the Obama plan. ObamaÂs Clean Power Plan targeted climate-changing carbon dioxide, but since coal is the largest source of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels, the Obama plan would have curbed other harmful emissions from the coal-Â“red power plants as well.TrumpÂs rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard AP PHOTOIn this Aug. 23 photo, American Electric PowerÂs John Amos coal-Â“red plant in WinÂ“eld, West Virginia, is seen from the town of Poca across the Kanawha River.FROM PAGE ONE
SPORTSTuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_Preps NFL 2018: Questions abound, from anthems to rule changesRules changes and national anthem demonstrations seem to have folks inside and outside the NFL obsessed as the opening kicko of the season approaches. Â€ See page 6INDEX | Lottery X | Colleges X | Golf X | Tennis X | Pro baseball X | Scoreboard X | NHL X | Quick Hits X | Auto racing X | NFL X | NBA X NFL: Tampa Bay BuccaneersBy RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMESIt hit Mike Evans when he pulled his car into the AdventHealth Training Center on Monday morning and the parking space next to him was empty. ÂWe park by each other and I forgot he was going to be gone this week and he just wasnÂt there and I pulled right in and I just thought about, man, heÂs going to be gone these three weeks,ÂŽ Evans said. ÂItÂll be tough. ThatÂs my boy, but heÂll be back.ÂŽ For the Â“rst time in more than three seasons, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston didnÂt come to work Monday and his absence was immediately felt by coaches and teammates as they began to prepare for SundayÂs game at New Orleans. Winston is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFLÂs player conduct policy. An eight month investigation revealed that in March of 2016, Winston groped a female Uber driver in Arizona. ÂIt was a little bit (weird),ÂŽ coach Dirk Koetter said. ÂI think I noticed it most when I went in the quarterback room when we broke down for individual meetings. ItÂs been a long time since Jameis hasnÂt been camped out in the front row next to his computer. It was a little bit strange but we knew this was coming. We planned for it and now weÂve just got to do it.ÂŽ The plan is to start 35-year-old veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in SundayÂs season opener against the Saints. Then the Bucs will host the Super Bowl champion Eagles in the home opener and the Steelers on Monday Night Football. ÂItÂs different,ÂŽ tight end Cameron Brate said. ÂHeÂs been the starting quarterback for three years now. Kind of miss him talking all practice and his leadership at the quarterback position. But Fitz is a vet. HeÂs done it for over a decade. HeÂs a great leader, too, and he kind of leads in his own way. WeÂre excited to get going here with Fitz.ÂŽ Whereas Winston is loud and animated on the Â“eld and in the meeting rooms, Fitzpatrick is much more laid back with a quick sense of humor. ÂCerebral. Obviously. Calm, cool, collected,ÂŽ quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian said of Bucs go to work without Jameis WinstonBUCS | 6 PGA: Dell ChampionshipBy DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERNORTON, Mass. Â„ Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants. It doesnÂt take a scientist to Â“gure that out. For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest Â“elds of the year by playing his best golf on the weekend to win the Dell Technologies Championship, becoming only the second player to capture the opening two playoff events in the FedEx Cup. He closed with a 4-under 67 on Monday, making three straight birdies to close out the front nine and keeping his distance the rest of the way for a two-shot victory over Justin Rose on the TPC Boston. ÂI wouldnÂt have written it any better, to be honest with you,ÂŽ DeChambeau said. ÂIÂve been playing some great golf this whole year. And I knew it was a matter of time before something cool showed up.ÂŽ Vijay Singh won the opening two FedEx Cup events in 2008, when the points system was different and points were not reset before the Â“nal playoff event. That allowed Singh to effectively wrap up the $10 million prize early. DeChambeau, with his third victory this year, was assured of being the No. 1 seed when he gets to the Tour Championship, no matter what happens next week at the third DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffsFEDEX | 8 NCAABy RALPH D. RUSSOAP COLLEGE SPORTS WRITERThe NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college football was originally brought by former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston and later merged with other similar lawsuits, including a notable case brought by former Clemson football player Martin Jenkins. Plaintiffs say the NCAA illegally restricts schools from compensating football and basketball players beyond what is traditionally covered by a scholarship. That includes tuition, room and board and books, plus a cost of attendance stipend to cover incidentals such as travel. The plaintiffs want compensation to be determined conference-by-conference in the hopes of creating a free market. ÂThe court has already ruled in our favor that the caps on compensation are anti-competitive and are a restrain on trade,ÂŽ said Steve Berman, a Seattlebased lawyer who is one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs. ÂNormally, Â“rms with market power canÂt NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rulesNCAA | 7 PREP FOOTBALL: Port CharlotteBy JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITERAnthony Mandile, Evan Smith, Austin Parkinson, Sean Gibbs-Alleyne, Caden Marcum. The names of the Port Charlotte offensive lineman are the only ones that ring over the PA speakers prior to every game, a deliberate gesture by the coaching staff. Those Â“ve names represent more than just Â“ve key players on the PiratesÂ roster. They make up the most crucial element of the evolving electricity of their offense. Without the offensive line, Port Charlotte doesnÂt put up 52 points against South Fort Myers on Friday along with over 275 rushing yards. Their big bodies create the wiggle room for lightning fast running back Marc Jean-Louis and form a wall protecting young quarterback Logan Rogers, allowing him to step into throws downÂ“eld. Without the offensive line, the Pirate offense fails to exist. Plain and simple. ÂTheyÂre the foundation of what we do,ÂŽ Port Charlotte coach Jordan Ingman said. ÂWe want them singled out because when they play well, we play well. When they donÂt play well, we donÂt play well. It doesnÂt matter who you put behind them, it all starts with the offensive line.ÂŽ The Â“ve starters on the line vary in size and personality. From MarcumÂs imposing 6-foot-3, 300-pound frame and boisterous personality anchoring the right side to MandileÂs 6-foot-2, 260-pound physique, daffy nature and intelligence, often critiquing his coachÂs power points, at left tackle. They get their jobs done in a variety of ways, but mesh to form a cohesive unit. ÂYouÂre intimidating,ÂŽ Mandile told Marcum after MondayÂs practice. ÂAs soon as you step onto the Â“eld, you got guys crapping their pants.ÂŽ Gibbs-Alleyne is the goofy one, nicknamed ÂGibbyÂŽ, Parkinson is the jokester of the group and Smith feeds off everyoneÂs personality. They like to keep things light on the sidelines and during practice, but a more primitive, destructive nature shines through on Fridays. When they step into the PirateÂs Cove or another teamÂs stadium, theyÂre out to prove their worth. ÂThatÂs just the mindset you gotta have when you play in the trenches,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂPure aggression, thatÂs how you survive.ÂŽ Through two games this season, theyÂve done just that, averaging 43.5 points over their Â“rst two games. On the Â“rst touchdown of the season aginst North Port, it was an adjustment on the offensive line that made it happen. As Rogers reared back to heave an 80-yard pass to Jean-Louis, Marcum slid inside to pick up a blitzing linebacker and provided Rogers the TheyÂre big, theyÂre bad, theyÂre the backbone of the Pirate offense PHOTO BY TOM OÂNEILLPort Charlotte Pirates oensive line coach Jace Norus directs his players through drills during football practice Monday at Por t Charlotte High School.PIRATE | 8 MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1By IAN HARRISONASSOCIATED PRESSTORONTO Â„ Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman got roughed up early in his return from the disabled list, Ji-Man Choi added a solo homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto 7-1 on Monday night. Joey Wendle had three hits, Matt Duffy had two hits and two RBIs, and Tommy Pham reached base three times for the Rays. Tampa Bay won its third straight and fourth of six following an eight-game winning streak that ended Aug. 28. Kevin Keirmaier returned after missing SundayÂs game because of a sore back and had AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays designated hitter Ji-Man Choi, right, is congratulated by teammate Tommy Pham after he hit a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays.Rays chase Stroman early in DL returnRAYS | 2
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SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoastsportsnow.com. Like us and share our photos on Facebook: facebook.com/ SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports TENNIS: U.S. OpenBy HOWARD FENDRICHAP TENNIS WRITERNEW YORK Â„ Facing much more resistance from the 90 degree heat and 50 percent humidity than his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic Â“gures he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a medical timeout Â„ the second time during the tournament heÂs sought help from a doctor because of harsh weather Â„ during what would become an otherwise straightforward 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over 68th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal on Monday in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. ÂIÂm not 21 anymore. That was 10 years ago. I still donÂt feel old. But at the same time, there is a little biological clock that is not really working in your favor,ÂŽ the No. 6-seeded Djokovic told the crowd afterward. ÂSometimes, you just have to survive.ÂŽ He reached the quarterÂ“nals for an 11th consecutive appearance in New York as he bids for a third U.S. Open championship and 14th Grand Slam trophy. To add to his resume, though, he might need to beat Federer, who has won Â“ve of his menÂs-record 20 major titles at Flushing Meadows.Djokovic gets through on hot day LPGA: Cambia Portland ClassicPORTLAND, Ore. Â„ Marina Alex rallied to win the Cambia Portland Classic for her Â“rst LPGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Georgia Hall. Alex birdied the Â“nal Â“ve holes in a front-nine 30 to take the lead and added birdies on the par-5 12th and par-4 15th at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater. The 28-yearold former Vanderbilt star made her only bogey of the day on the par-4 18th, leaving her at 19-under 269. ÂMy goal was 8 under to give myself a chance, but I even thought maybe that wouldnÂt have been good enough,ÂŽ Alex said. ÂIt was just an incredible day. IÂm proud.ÂŽ She didnÂt look at a leaderboard until the Â“nal hole. ÂI was trying purposefully not to look at the leaderboard because I think sometimes it just gets me a little stressed out,ÂŽ Alex said. ÂI get anxious, and then I think, ÂOh, I have a lead, I need to protect it.Â ÂI kind of just pretended all day that I was behind and that I needed to play catch-up. I think it really helped me just play my best. I didnÂt know I had a four-shot lead until basically the third shot Â„ no, after the third shot Â„ into the green here on 18.ÂŽMarina Alex rallies to win Cambia Portland Classicthree hits and an RBI, coming within a home run of the cycle. Making his Â“rst start since Aug. 17, Stroman (4-9) allowed four runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings. It was StromanÂs shortest start since Aug. 15, 2014, his rookie season, when he got only two outs against the Chicago White Sox. Stroman left a start Aug. 7 against Boston because of a blister on his middle Â“nger, then was forced out early against the Rays on Aug. 12 and at New York Â“ve days later. He is winless in Â“ve starts. PhamÂs RBI single gave the Rays a 1-0 lead in the Â“rst, and Tampa Bay chased Stroman with a three-run second. Mallex Smith hit an RBI single and Duffy followed with a two-run double. Choi connected off Taylor Guerrieri in the seventh, a second-deck drive to right. The homer was ChoiÂs sixth. Ryan Stanek opened for the Rays and left after a perfect Â“rst inning. Yonny Chirinos (3-5) followed with seven innings of relief, allowing one run and four hits. Jaime Schultz pitched the ninth. Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo was selected from Triple-A Durham and made his major league debut, batting ninth. To make room on the 40-man roster, Tampa Bay put catcher Adam Moore on the restricted list, citing Âimproper documentationÂ with his passport. He could still join the Rays in Toronto before the three-game series concludes.RAYSFROM PAGE 1By J. C. Anderson Associated Health Press AHPÂ„ It is not often that another country beats the U.S. to a medical breakthrough. So when it happens, you know itÂs something special. ThatÂs why doctors and men with high blood sugar are so excited that ChinaÂs new blood sugar pill is now available in America without a prescription. Sold under the brand name Sugasil, the new pill contains active ingredient works to restore blood nerves that have been damaged by high blood sugar, which triggers erections, improves eye sight, and even relieves nerve pain throughout the body. News of this amazing pill is creating hundreds of calls a day to the small company that developed it. 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The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR TUESDAYVolleyball Port Charlotte At Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. Charlotte At Island Coast, 7 p.m. North Port Vs Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Venice Vs. Braden River, 7 p.m. Boys Golf Lemon Bay Vs. Booker At Palm Aire, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte Vs. North Port, 3:30 p.m. Girls Golf North Port At Port Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAYGirls Golf Lemon Bay Vs Lakewood Ranch, 3:30 p.m. Swimming And Diving Charlotte Vs. Port Charlotte, 5 p.m.By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERStone Crabs pitching coach Steve ÂDocÂŽ Watson began his baseball sojourn, playing for a county team as a 7-year-old. However, the roster of the team was composed of 12-year-olds. The team was based in Gibsonton, and he found himself manning second base, playing for Bill Rice, who served in the capacity as the teamÂs coach. Rice along with Claude Tanner and WatsonÂs parents created the East Bay Little League, now a Cal Ripken Jr. League, providing an environment conducive to an inherent part of WatsonÂs character. ÂI just loved the game,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂIt was natural for me to be on the baseball Â“eld. ItÂs where I felt comfortable. I wasnÂt afraid to be out there with bigger older kids. I enjoyed it. It didnÂt bother me to get out there and mix it up with them.ÂŽProgress and evolutionRice provided Watson with his Â“rst opportunity to play, and his passion for the sport would Â”ourish and evolve from those earlier experiences. Watson had the good fortune to play against a number of talented players from an early age. ÂWhen I was 12, our allstar team lost to Belmont Heights,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂI was pitching against Dwight Gooden and Vance Lovelace. They had Vance, (Gary) ShefÂ“eld and Dwight on that team. We all played against each other through American Legion and high school.ÂŽ For Watson, baseball was life, and it was those early experiences that helped transform him, not only as an athlete but as an individual. ÂIt was like any Little League experience,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou had your core friends, and when you werenÂt playing and practicing, you were on a Â“eld somewhere playing and practicing with each other.ÂŽNo place like homeGibsonton provided an embracing and self-controlled environment, where everyone looked out for one another. Even when Watson was in high school, it wasnÂt uncommon to Â“nd the future professional baseball player and a number of his friends at the IGA grocery store parking lot, playing WifÂ”e ball or cork ball deep into the night, with the townÂs sheriff serving as a spectator, watching the game while sitting on the hood of his car. ÂIt was a small tight community,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂIt was a farming town. You didnÂt go anywhere without seeing someone you knew, or who knew you. Everyone had a lot of parents growing up.ÂŽ WatsonÂs high school ended up losing the state title his senior year to a team from Miami, with the game being played at Al Lopez Stadium in Tampa. The team he lost to featured former major league player and current Rays broadcaster Orestes Destrade.Interest and attentionIt was while making a start against Lovelace, that Watson caught the eyes of a number of major league scouts, who were in attendance to watch the opposing starter, who was pitching for Hillsborough High School. Watson out-dueled Lovelace 1-0. He was approached by a scout from the New York Mets, who handed him his business card, a keepsake that he still has today, and it was after that he began receiving more interest. ÂThat got me on the radar,ÂŽ said Watson.A propitious meetingHowever, it was another scout, who also came up to Watson that night, that would make an indelible impression, a person who he maintains a close relationship to this day. The chance meeting would also provide the future pitching coach with something that has been part of his life ever since that fateful encounter. ÂThen the same night, a scout, we became really good friends, named George Zura, who worked for this organization (Tampa Bay Rays) for several years. made a comment to a reporter. He called me Doc Watson, and that was the headline in the Tampa Tribune ThatÂs how I got my nickname. Any success IÂve had in this game, I credit him and Jimmy Hoff.ÂŽ WatsonÂs eventual signing with Cincinnati came about because Zura was a scout at the time. Watson had been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers while in high school, and again in the supplemental draft by the Brewers the following January, but didnÂt sign either time. ÂHe (Zura) followed me through high school and college.ÂŽ said Watson, who didnÂt sign because he believed he wasnÂt mature enough at the time. He would attend Manatee Community College, and again he would be drafted twice during his freshman year, being selected by the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins, at a time when he was beginning to be exposed to a greater number of experiences. ÂAlthough my love for the game hadnÂt changed, I was introduced to a lot of new things,ÂŽsaid Watson. ÂI was really trying to Â“gure out what I wanted to do, who I was and if baseball was what I was going to end up pursuing as a career.ÂŽ He would transfer to Florida Southern after his sophomore year, and in 1981, his team would win the NCAA Division II College World Series, and he would later be selected by the Reds.A mentorÂs wisdomWatson had played for Hoff, while he was a manager in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Hoff would later become the Tampa Bay Rays minor league Â“eld coordinator. It was the conversations that he had with Zura, and the opportunity to play for Hoff, that provided him with an in-depth understanding of the game, and increased his baseball IQ, helping to shape the complexion of the man that he is today. The learning curve was steep for young professional baseball players, and when Watson was a member of the Tampa Tarpons, he didnÂt have the luxury of having a large coaching staff to work with. Hoff served as the manager, pitching coach, hitting coach, batting practice pitcher, and was all things to his players, said Watson. Players had to rely on one another far more often than they do today, he said. They would share how they threw a speciÂ“c pitch, and if the other pitcher noticed it was better than theirs, they would ask how to use it and when to use it, said Watson, who would complete his degree at Florida State, a place where his future wife, whom he met as a freshman, was completing her degree.Making the transition from starter to relieverInitially a starter, Watson made the transition to becoming a reliever, once again he was faced with a mercurial learning curve, quickly making the adjustment to his new role. He led the Florida State League in appearances, as a member of the Tampa Tarpons in 1983, with 55. ÂMentally there wasnÂt a blueprint, if you felt good, you pitched,ÂŽ said Watson, when making the adjustment to pitching back-toback days.ÂŽ There was a stretch where the Tarpons played back-to-back double headers, and then two single games, and Watson had two saves, a win and a no decision. ÂIn the no decision, I remind Hoffy (Jim Hoff) about this, when we talk about pitching and bullpen usage,ÂŽsaid Watson. ÂIn the no decision, I threw one pitch and gave up a home run that tied the game back up in extra innings. He came up to me, and the only thing he said to me, ÂIf I knew you were going to do that, I wouldÂve put you in, in the eighth, and we wouldÂve been on the bus by now. God bless him because he had a sense of humor about it. I was feeling pretty low at that point.ÂŽ The opportunity to transition from being a starter to a reliever under Hoff was one his greatest experiences, said Watson. ÂIt forced me to push myself farther than I thought I could go physically,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂAgain, it was in the Florida State League. Anyone who comes to a game knows what this league can do to you, just from the heat, and IÂm talking about the early Â80s. The buses, we would call them the iron lungs, a lot of times they wouldnÂt have air conditioning. There was no pregame meal and no post game meal. Food wasnÂt allowed in the clubhouse. We were making about $600 a month before taxes.ÂŽPowerful rosterThe Tarpons were loaded with talent during WatsonÂs time with the team, and his teammates included Paul OÂNeill, Tom Browning, Tracy Jones, Jeff Treadway and Terry McGriff. ÂThat was a really good club we ran out there,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂAnd a lot of those guys had tremendous big league careers.ÂŽThe Lumber CompanyWatson would follow a number of his ex-Cincinnati colleagues to the Steel City, trading in the Big Red Machine for the Lumber Company. He would spend 12 years in the Pirates organization. Larry Doughty, Chet Montgomery and Chuck La Mar were among the exReds contingent who made their way to Pittsburgh. ÂAt the time, it was a running joke that it was called the Pittsburgh Reds because there was so many of us coming over,ÂŽ said Watson.Birds and the fishHe would eventually move onto the Baltimore Orioles, eventually becoming the pitching coordinator for the organization. ÂI was the only coordinator, so I went all the way from the Dominican to Triple-A. Fortunately, now most clubs will have a lower level, and a guy that covers everything but is primarily focused on the full season and that sort of thing. ItÂs too important to miss anybody.ÂŽ Watson had an opportunity to manage in the Miami Marlins organization, piloting the Gulf Coast League afÂ“liate. ÂI had never managed before, and I thought letÂs do this, and see what that side of the game is like,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂI really enjoyed it, and it was a great learning experience. It gave me a whole new appreciation for what managers do.ÂŽ A propitious set of circumstances found the pitching coach position open up with the Jupiter Hammerheads, who were being managed by ex-Major League catcher Ron Hassey. ÂI love Hass to death,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂHeÂs a tremendous baseball guy. We would sit around after a game, it would be two or three oÂclock in the morning, and weÂd still be in the around in the clubhouse, just talking baseball.ÂŽA call from the RaysThe Stone Crabs visited Jupiter, and current Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen, who at the the time was the Charlotte pitching coach, and Watson were having a conversation, one that was overheard by Rays pitching coordinator Dick Bosman. ÂThe position in Port Charlotte may be available, would you be interested,ÂŽ said Bosman. The Rays called and asked for permission to talk with Watson. He met with Mitch Lukevicz, who asked Watson why he was there, and that he knew he was there to interview for a pitching coachÂs job, but there wasnÂt anything available. He then asked Watson who he knew, and WatsonÂs lengthy career in professional baseball put him in good stead. Pitching coordinators Dick Bosman and Dewey Robinson were also in the room. ÂIt turned from what was going to be a short interview into a two-hour conversation on pitching,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂMitch said, ÂI donÂt know if weÂre going to have anything available or not. We have a couple of other guys to talk to.ÂÂŽ Watson was on the way back to Jupiter, had called his wife, having already accepted he was going to return to his previous position, when Lukevicz called. ÂHe said,ÂDo you want the job in Port Charlotte,ÂÂŽ said Watson. ÂI said, ÂYeah.Â I drove right back over, took my stuff out of the apartment in Jupiter, drove home and the rest has been with the Rays.ÂŽMaking a differenceItÂs not often that coaches will have the opportunity to work with same players on an annual basis, but there are some players who will repeat a league, said Watson. ÂIt can be difÂ“cult; it can be a kick to the ego,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou see you have a number of your pitching teammates whoÂve moved up. You feel like youÂve been left behind. You start questioning your ability and what the organization thinks about you, your prospect level and where you Â“t in. ItÂs an individual conversation that I have to have, even when itÂs a group...most of the work is done one-on-one.ÂŽ At the professional level, Watson works with pitchers on the mental part of the game, concentrating on the situational aspects of pitching, where theyÂre in the lineup, what the scoreboard is dictating, and what the hitter is is trying to do based on his ability, being able to recognize that, and how a pitcher can use that to their advantage. However, every year there are those pleasant surprises, the pitchers who come into their own, the ones who may have been below the radar. ÂYou never know whatÂs the one thing that resonates with them,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou donÂt know if youÂre really reaching the guys, until you see them move up to another level or higher.ÂŽStar pupilTampa Bay Rays pitcher and American League All-Star Blake Snell, is one of those pitchers who beneÂ“ted from their time with Watson. ÂBlake Snell and I spent many hours sitting in the bullpen before a game,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂHe would get done with his sideline and the team would be coming back for the game. He and I would be still sitting out there, just talking. Sometimes it was baseball, sometimes it was pitching speciÂ“cs, sometimes it had nothing to do with either one. ÂTo see the success heÂs having particularly at the big league level, thereÂs been a lot of guys that have helped him a long the way, so to feel that youÂre a small part of it...ÂŽ ItÂs seeing a pitcherÂs progression that compels Watson, making it part of his routine, to bring out the optimal best in every prospect. ÂItÂs what drives me to come to the ballpark every day,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou just donÂt know what that one guyÂs going to hear. YouÂll hear four or Â“ve years later, heÂll make a comment in an interview, ÂHe did hear me. He did listen.ÂÂŽA professional approach predicated by passion PHOTO BY BEN BAUGH Stone Crabs pitching coach Doc Watson. PHOTO BY TOM OÂNEILLCharlotte Stone Crabs pitching coach Steve ÂDocÂŽ Watson, left, makes a mound visit with catcher Rene Pinto (20) and pitcher Chandler Raiden (10) during a game against Lakeland, on June 20, at Charlotte Sports Park. CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 95 44 .683 Â„ Â„ 5-5 W-1 48-18 47-26 New York 86 52 .623 8 Â„ 5-5 L-2 48-24 38-28 Tampa Bay 74 63 .540 20 8 8-2 W-3 41-24 33-39 Toronto 62 75 .453 32 20 4-6 L-1 34-34 28-41 Baltimore 40 97 .292 54 42 3-7 L-3 24-44 16-53 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 77 60 .562 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-3 42-28 35-32 Minnesota 63 74 .460 14 19 2-8 L-3 39-29 24-45 Chicago 56 82 .406 21 26 7-3 W-2 28-42 28-40 Detroit 55 83 .399 22 27 2-8 L-1 34-34 21-49 Kansas City 46 91 .336 31 36 8-2 W-6 25-45 21-46 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 85 53 .616 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-3 38-32 47-21 Oakland 83 56 .597 2 Â„ 6-4 W-2 42-28 41-28 Seattle 76 61 .555 8 6 4-6 L-1 38-28 38-33 Los Angeles 66 71 .482 18 16 3-7 L-2 34-34 32-37 Texas 60 77 .438 24 22 4-6 W-2 31-41 29-36 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 76 61 .555 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-1 37-32 39-29 Philadelphia 72 65 .526 4 3 3-7 L-3 43-26 29-39 Washington 69 69 .500 7 7 5-5 W-1 35-33 34-36 New York 61 75 .449 14 14 5-5 W-2 28-40 33-35 Miami 55 83 .399 21 21 4-6 W-1 33-40 22-43 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 81 56 .591 Â„ Â„ 7-3 L-1 44-24 37-32 Milwaukee 78 61 .561 4 Â„ 7-3 W-2 41-26 37-35 St. Louis 76 62 .551 5 Â„ 5-5 L-3 37-31 39-31 Pittsburgh 67 71 .486 14 9 4-6 W-1 36-34 31-37 Cincinnati 59 79 .428 22 17 3-7 L-1 32-37 27-42 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 75 62 .547 Â„ 5-5 W-3 35-30 40-32 Los Angeles 75 62 .547 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-3 38-34 37-28 Arizona 74 63 .540 1 1 3-7 L-3 35-31 39-32 San Francisco 68 71 .489 8 8 5-5 L-3 39-30 29-41 San Diego 54 85 .388 22 22 4-6 L-2 27-45 27-40 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLMARLINS 3, PHILLIES 1PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Quinn cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .346 S antana 1b-3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .225 Herrera lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .264 W .Ramos c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .307 W illiams rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Cabrera 3b-ss 3 1 1 1 0 0 .265 Kingery ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .230 c-Hoskins ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 V elasquez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 a-Florimon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 E.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --A rano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Bautista ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 A vilan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hunter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hernandez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 T OTALS 30 1 4 1 0 9 MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Ortega rf-lf 3 0 1 2 0 0 .287 e-Galloway ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 A nderson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .273 Realmuto c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Castro 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 Dietrich 1b 2 1 1 0 1 0 .270 Riddle ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Rojas ss-1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Brinson cf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .196 Dean lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .196 Conley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --S teckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Urena p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .049 b-Sierra ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 T OTALS 29 3 6 3 1 8 PHILADELPHIA 010 000 000Â„1 4 0 MIAMI 030 000 00XÂ„3 6 0 a-struck out for Velasquez in the 6th. b-Â”ied out for Urena in the 7th. c-Â”ied out for Kingery in the 8th. d-grounded out for Arano in the 8th. e-struck out for Ortega in the 8th. LOBÂ„Philadelphia 2, Miami 3. 2BÂ„Dean (3). 3BÂ„Dietrich (2). HRÂ„Cabrera (22), off Urena. RBIsÂ„Cabrera (69), Ortega 2 (7), Brinson (31). DPÂ„Philadelphia 1 (Quinn, Santana); Miami 1 (Rojas, Castro, Dietrich). PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA V lsqez, L, 9-10 5 5 3 3 1 6 73 4.10 E.Ramos .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.17 Morgan .2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.83 A rano 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.60 A vilan .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.67 Hunter .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.74 MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Urena, W, 5-12 7 4 1 1 0 7 99 4.41 Conley, H, 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 4.54 Stcknrder, S, 3-8 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 4.01 WPÂ„Velasquez. T Â„2:24. AÂ„7,771 (36,742). W HITE SOX 4, TIGERS 2DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .224 J ones cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .211 Castellanos rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .291 Martinez dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .251 Goodrum 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .234 McCann c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .219 Rodriguez ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Lugo 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .350 Reyes lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .230 T OTALS 32 2 5 2 0 8 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Delmonico lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .223 S anchez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .250 Narvaez dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .280 Palka rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .236 Castillo c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 1-Cordell pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 --Davidson 1b 3 1 1 2 1 0 .240 Moncada 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .224 A nderson ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .249 Engel cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236 T OTALS 29 4 5 4 4 8 DETROIT 000 000 101Â„2 5 0 CHICAGO 100 000 003Â„4 5 0 No outs when winning run scored. 1-ran for Castillo in the 9th. LOBÂ„Detroit 4, Chicago 5. 2BÂ„Anderson (27). 3BÂ„Reyes (3). HRÂ„Goodrum (16), off Lopez; Martinez (9), off Fry; Delmonico (8), off Fulmer; Palka (21), off Greene; Davidson (20), off Greene. RBIsÂ„Martinez (49), Goodrum (45), Delmonico (24), Palka (55), Davidson 2 (58). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer 5.2 1 1 1 4 5 96 4.57 V erHagen .1 0 0 0 0 0 7 4.96 Hardy 2 1 0 0 0 3 28 3.81 Grne, L, 2-6, BS, 5-33 0 3 3 3 0 0 13 4.72 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez 7 4 1 1 0 6 98 4.37 Hamilton 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 14 0.00 Fry, W, 2-2 .2 1 1 1 0 0 16 3.86 HBPÂ„Lopez (Jones). T Â„2:48. AÂ„15,540 (40,615).PIRATES 5, REDS 1CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hamilton cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244 V otto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Gennett 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .320 S uarez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 3 .293 S chebler rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Barnhart c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .254 Ervin lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 T rahan ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Harvey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .065 a-M.Williams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 S tephens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T OTALS 32 1 7 1 1 5 PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Marte cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Frazier 2b 4 2 4 3 0 0 .288 Polanco rf 4 1 2 2 0 1 .249 Cervelli c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Dickerson lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .291 Bell 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .255 Moran 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Newman ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 .121 T .Williams p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .081 Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Osuna ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .185 Crick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kela p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --T OTALS 33 5 9 5 0 6 CINCINNATI 000 000 010Â„1 7 1 PITTSBURGH 100 002 20XÂ„5 9 1 a-Â”ied out for Harvey in the 7th. b-advanced t o 2nd on Â“elderÂs choice for Rodriguez in t he 7th. EÂ„Gennett (9), T.Williams (3). LOBÂ„ Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 4. 2BÂ„Gennett (29), Frazier (16). HRÂ„Gennett (20), off Crick; Frazier (8), off Harvey; Polanco (23), off Harvey. RBIsÂ„Gennett (82), Frazier 3 (28), Polanco 2 (78). DPÂ„Cincinnati 1 (Gennett, Trahan, Votto); Pittsburgh 2 (Newman, Frazier, Bell), (Frazier, Newman, Bell). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey, L, 6-8 6 7 3 3 0 3 74 4.95 Romano 1 2 2 0 0 1 24 5.35 S tephens 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 6.03 PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wllms, W, 12-9 6.2 5 0 0 1 4 101 3.15 Rodriguez, H, 7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.78 Crick 1 2 1 1 0 1 22 2.58 Kela 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3.29 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Rodriguez 1-0. HBPÂ„T.Williams (Schebler). T Â„2:33. AÂ„13 843 ( 38 362 ) .BREWERS 4, CUBS 3CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .296 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Baez 3b-ss 4 1 1 0 0 3 .299 Rizzo 1b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .284 Bryant rf-3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Schwarber lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .238 b-Almora ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .258 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Bote 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Caratini c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .245 1-Gore pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Contreras c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Hamels p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 c-Zobrist ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 Happ cf-lf 1 1 0 0 2 1 .238 TOTALS 33 3 6 2 2 11 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .309 Yelich rf 5 0 1 2 0 2 .315 Aguilar 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Saladino 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 Perez 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .265 e-Mstakas ph-3b 0 0 0 1 1 0 .254 Schoop 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .238 f-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kratz c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .255 2-Broxton pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .197 Arcia ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 .213 Davies p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Grndrson ph-lf 2 1 1 0 0 1 .246 TOTALS 32 4 7 4 4 10 CHICAGO 100 000 020Â„3 6 0 MILWAUKEE 000 020 011Â„4 7 1 Two outs when winning run scored. a-struck out for Davies in the 5th. b-grounded out for Schwarber in the 6th. c-lined out for Hamels in the 7th. d-singled for Knebel in the 8th. e-walked for Perez in the 8th. f-grounded out for Schoop in the 8th. 1-ran for Caratini in the 9th. 2-ran for Kratz in the 9th. EÂ„Cain (5). LOBÂ„Chicago 5, Milwaukee 8. 2BÂ„Aguilar (21). HRÂ„Rizzo (24), off Hader. RBIsÂ„Rizzo 2 (90), Cain (35), Yelich 2 (83), Moustakas (84). SBÂ„Happ (7), Gore (1), Cain (25). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hamels 6 5 2 2 1 5 95 3.67 Rosario 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 3.07 Edwards Jr. .2 2 1 1 2 2 30 2.36 Cishek, L, 4-3 .2 0 1 1 1 1 17 2.02 Chavez .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.74 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies 5 4 1 1 1 7 84 4.88 Hader 2.2 1 2 2 1 3 35 2.20 Knebel .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4.91 Jeffress, W, 8-1 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 1.48 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cishek 3-0, Chavez 3-1. HBPÂ„Cishek 2 (Arcia,Cain). PBÂ„Contreras (7). TÂ„3:13. AÂ„44,462 (41,900).RED SOX 8, BRAVES 2Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts cf-rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .338 Benintendi lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .289 Martinez rf 4 2 1 0 1 1 .336 Kimbrel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Bogaerts ss 5 0 1 2 0 2 .281 Moreland 1b 2 1 1 0 3 1 .251 Nunez 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .262 Kinsler 2b 5 1 2 3 0 1 .250 Vazquez c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .209 Eovaldi p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 Workman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Swihart ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kelly p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Travis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Brasier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hembree p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Holt ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .262 Bradley Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 TOTALS 36 8 10 8 6 8 ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Acuna lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .292 Inciarte cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .258 F.Freeman 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 .306 Markakis rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .303 Camargo 3b 3 0 2 0 2 1 .278 Suzuki c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 Albies 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .275 Swanson ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .249 Toussaint p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 S.Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Jackson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 d-Duda ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 34 2 8 2 6 7 BOSTON 000 030 023Â„8 10 0 ATLANTA 000 001 100Â„2 8 1 a-grounded out for Workman in the 5th. b-grounded out for Jackson in the 6th. c-grounded out for Kelly in the 7th. dgrounded out for Biddle in the 8th. e-walked for Barnes in the 9th. EÂ„F.Freeman (7). LOBÂ„Boston 8, Atlanta 13. 2BÂ„Benintendi (37), Bogaerts (40), Nunez (21), Kinsler (24), Vazquez (10). HRÂ„Albies (22), off Kelly. RBIsÂ„Betts (71), Bogaerts 2 (88), Nunez (43), Kinsler 3 (42), Vazquez (15), Suzuki (41), Albies (64). SBÂ„Swanson (7). SFÂ„Nunez, Suzuki. DPÂ„Atlanta 1 (Swanson, Albies, F.Freeman). BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi 3.1 2 0 0 4 4 86 4.20 Wrkmn, W, 3-0 .2 0 0 0 1 0 12 2.41 Wright 1 1 0 0 0 0 23 3.29 Kelly, H, 20 1 1 1 1 0 0 14 3.81 Brasier, H, 7 .2 3 1 1 0 0 23 1.50 Hmbre, H, 19 .1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.00 Barnes, H, 25 1 1 0 0 0 1 20 3.39 Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 2.50 ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tssaint, L, 1-1 4.2 4 3 3 2 6 64 3.38 S.Freeman .2 2 0 0 0 0 7 4.80 Jackson .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.67 Carle 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.05 Biddle 1 2 2 0 1 1 26 2.28 Wilson 1 2 3 3 3 0 26 4.50 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Workman 2-0, Hembree 2-0, S.Freeman 1-0, Jackson 1-0. HBPÂ„Wright (Inciarte). TÂ„3:40. AÂ„40,394 (41,149).NATIONALS 4, CARDINALS 3, 10 INN.ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 3b-1b 4 0 0 0 1 3 .271 Munoz rf-2b 4 2 3 1 0 0 .285 Adams 1b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .246 Martinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 a-Martinez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 OÂNeill rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Ozuna lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .270 DeJong ss 4 0 1 2 0 1 .230 Garcia 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .218 Norris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Shreve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bader cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 Pena c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .200 1-Garcia pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 Kelly c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 Flaherty p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .150 Brebbia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wisdom 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 TOTALS 33 3 5 3 3 14 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 5 0 1 0 1 1 .297 Turner ss 5 2 1 1 1 0 .270 Harper cf 2 1 1 3 3 0 .246 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 Soto lf 2 0 0 0 3 1 .302 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 2 0 1 0 .265 Difo 2b 4 0 1 0 1 3 .239 Severino c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .168 b-Wieters ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .229 Scherzer p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Cordero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Stevenson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Reynolds ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267 2-Taylor pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .228 TOTALS 36 4 8 4 10 11 ST. LOUIS 200 001 000 0Â„ 3 5 0 WASHINGTON 100 000 002 1Â„ 4 8 0 Two outs when winning run scored. a-grounded out for Martinez in the 8th. b-struck out for Severino in the 8th. c-struck out for Miller in the 8th. d-doubled for Holland in the 10th. 1-ran for Pena in the 10th. 2-ran for Reynolds in the 10th. LOBÂ„St. Louis 4, Washington 15. 2BÂ„ Rendon (33), Difo (12), Reynolds (5). HRÂ„Munoz (7), off Scherzer Turner (17), off Flaherty Harper (31), off Norris. RBIsÂ„ Munoz (35), DeJong 2 (50), Turner (57), Harper 3 (87). SBÂ„Bader (13), Wisdom (1), Rendon (2). SFÂ„Harper. DPÂ„Washington 2 (Difo, Severino, Zimmerman), (Difo, Zimmerman). ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Flaherty 5 3 1 1 5 5 96 2.83 Brebbia, H, 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 3.73 Martinez, H, 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 3.29 Hicks, H, 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 3.03 Nrris, BS, 5-33 .2 2 2 2 2 0 21 3.60 Shreve, L, 3-3 1 2 1 1 1 1 26 3.97 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer 7 4 3 3 1 11 104 2.28 Cordero 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 3.86 Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3.91 Holland, W, 2-2 2 0 0 0 1 2 28 5.59 Cordero pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Shreve 2-0, Miller 3-0. HBPÂ„Flaherty (Rendon), Cordero (Wisdom). TÂ„3:51. AÂ„28,648 (41,313).ASTROS 4, TWINS 1MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mauer 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .279 Forsythe 2b 4 0 1 0 1 2 .243 Polanco ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .269 Garver c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .264 Grossman lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .260 Sano 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .202 Cave cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .268 Austin dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232 Field rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194 a-Kepler ph-rf 1 0 0 0 1 1 .225 TOTALS 36 1 8 1 3 13 HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer cf-rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .253 Kemp lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Marisnick cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Bregman 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .292 Correa ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Gonzalez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 White 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .307 Gurriel 1b-2b 3 2 1 1 0 0 .275 McCann c 3 0 1 1 0 2 .205 Gattis dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Reddick rf-lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240 TOTALS 28 4 4 3 2 5 MINNESOTA 000 001 000 Â„ 1 8 2 HOUSTON 120 100 00X Â„ 4 4 1 a-struck out for Field in the 7th. EÂ„Polanco (10), Garver (4), Correa (5). LOBÂ„Minnesota 11, Houston 2. 2BÂ„ Grossman (19). HRÂ„Bregman (28), off Gibson Gurriel (9), off Gibson. RBIsÂ„Sano (41), Bregman (89), Gurriel (65), McCann (19). SBÂ„Marisnick (5). DPÂ„Minnesota 1 (Sano, Forsythe, Mauer). MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gibson, L, 7-12 7 4 4 2 1 5 98 3.74 Magill 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 3.86 HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kchel, W, 11-10 6 5 1 0 2 6 100 3.46 McHugh, H, 8 2 1 0 0 0 5 30 1.83 Rondon 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2.09 Harris, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 1 1 16 3.93 Pcock, S, 3-6 .1 1 0 0 0 1 10 3.03 Rondon pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Harris 1-0, Peacock 2-0. TÂ„2:59. AÂ„39,559 (41,168).ROCKIES 9, GIANTS 8SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Slater rf 5 1 1 0 0 3 .275 dÂArnaud 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .244 Belt 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Longoria 3b 4 0 1 3 0 2 .244 Hundley c 5 1 2 0 0 1 .233 Crawford ss 4 0 1 1 0 3 .260 Pence lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .217 Blanco lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 Hernandez cf 3 2 1 1 0 1 .246 Tomlinson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 c-Hanson ph-2b 1 1 1 2 0 0 .264 Bumgarner p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .114 Okert p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Garcia ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .600 Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Shaw ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .143 Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 38 8 11 8 0 13 COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 3 2 2 0 1 1 .281 LeMahieu 2b 4 1 1 2 1 1 .270 Arenado 3b 4 2 1 0 0 2 .301 Story ss 4 2 2 5 0 0 .295 Holliday lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .381 Parra lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Desmond 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .230 Gonzalez rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .287 Butera c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .184 e-Iannetta ph-c 1 1 1 0 0 0 .220 Anderson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Almonte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Valaika ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .149 Rusin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Bettis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --f-Cuevas ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .248 Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 34 9 11 9 3 9 SAN FRANCISCO 001 101 230Â„8 11 1 COLORADO 400 030 02XÂ„9 11 2 a-Â”ied out for Almonte in the 6th. bsingled for Okert in the 7th. c-homered for Tomlinson in the 8th. d-homered for Johnson in the 8th. e-doubled for Butera in the 8th. f-singled for Oh in the 8th. EÂ„Tomlinson (6), Desmond (6), Anderson (1). LOBÂ„San Francisco 5, Colorado 5. 2BÂ„dÂArnaud (5), Hundley (8), Arenado (29), Iannetta (11). 3BÂ„Longoria (4). HRÂ„ Hernandez (14), off Anderson; Hanson (7), off Oh; Shaw (1), off Oh; LeMahieu (14), off Bumgarner; Story (27), off Bumgarner; Story (28), off Bumgarner. RBIsÂ„Longoria 3 (49), Crawford (50), Hernandez (38), Hanson 2 (38), Shaw (2), LeMahieu 2 (49), Story 5 (92), Cuevas 2 (10). SBÂ„dÂArnaud (2), Blackmon (11), LeMahieu (6), Story (23), Cuevas (1). SFÂ„Longoria. DPÂ„San Francisco 2 (Crawford, Tomlinson, dÂArnaud), (Longoria, Tomlinson, dÂArnaud). SAN FRAN. IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bumgarner 5 8 7 6 1 6 92 3.07 Okert 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 Johnson 1 0 0 0 2 2 24 5.58 Watson, L, 4-6 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 2.91 COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson 5.1 6 3 3 0 7 96 4.80 Almonte .2 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.93 Rusin .2 2 2 2 0 0 15 7.14 Bettis, H, 1 .1 1 0 0 0 0 8 5.19 Oh, W, 6-3 1 2 3 3 0 2 27 2.83 Davis, S, 38-44 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 4.63 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Almonte 1-0, Bettis 2-2. HBPÂ„Bumgarner (Blackmon), Oh (Hernandez). WPÂ„Anderson. TÂ„3:18. AÂ„43,256 (50,398).ROYALS 5, INDIANS 1KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. MerriÂ“eld 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .309 Gordon lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .239 Dozier dh 4 2 2 1 0 0 .235 OÂHearn 1b 4 2 3 3 0 0 .268 Bonifacio rf 4 1 1 1 0 3 .241 Goodwin cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .266 Mondesi ss 4 0 2 0 0 2 .272 Escobar 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .218 Gallagher c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .235 TOTALS 38 5 11 5 0 12 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .285 Brantley lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287 Encarnacion dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 Alonso 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 a-Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Kipnis 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Gomes c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .255 Allen cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 TOTALS 29 1 4 1 2 6 KANSAS CITY 010 102 010Â„5 11 1 CLEVELAND 000 000 001Â„1 4 0 a-grounded out for Alonso in the 9th. EÂ„Goodwin (2). LOBÂ„Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4. 2BÂ„OÂHearn (4), Mondesi (9). HRÂ„Bonifacio (2), off Plutko; OÂHearn (8), off Plutko; OÂHearn (9), off Plutko; Dozier (9), off Edwards; Lindor (30), off Peralta. RBIsÂ„ Dozier (25), OÂHearn 3 (22), Bonifacio (15), Lindor (79). SBÂ„Escobar (8). CSÂ„Allen (3). DPÂ„Kansas City 1 (MerriÂ“eld, Mondesi, OÂHearn). KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Junis, W, 8-12 7 2 0 0 0 6 93 4.32 Flynn 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.86 Peralta .1 2 1 1 2 0 16 3.91 Hill, S, 2-4 .2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4.62 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Plutko, L, 4-5 6 7 4 4 0 8 95 5.04 Otero 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 5.51 Edwards 1 2 1 1 0 2 24 4.50 Ramirez 1 2 0 0 0 1 25 4.67 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Hill 3-0. HBPÂ„ Junis (Allen). TÂ„2:40. AÂ„20,536 (35,225).ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 3NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McCutchen rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .252 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Hicks cf 2 0 0 1 1 2 .251 Andujar 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .299 Sanchez c 3 1 0 0 1 2 .184 Torres 2b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .279 Voit 1b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .303 Hechavarria ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 .253 a-Walker ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .223 Gardner lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .237 TOTALS 30 3 4 3 4 11 OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Semien ss 4 2 1 0 1 2 .261 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .282 Lowrie 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .276 Davis dh 3 1 1 1 1 2 .246 Piscotty rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .264 Olson 1b 3 0 0 1 1 2 .239 Pinder lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258 Canha cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .246 Laureano cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 Lucroy c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .240 TOTALS 34 6 10 5 3 10 NEW YORK 120 000 000Â„3 4 1 OAKLAND 310 110 00XÂ„6 10 1 a-struck out for Hechavarria in the 7th. EÂ„Andujar (15), Lucroy (9). LOBÂ„New York 5, Oakland 7. 2BÂ„Gardner (19), Semien (32), Chapman (34), Piscotty (37), Lucroy (20). HRÂ„Voit (7), off Cahill; Canha (16), off Cole. RBIsÂ„Hicks (66), Voit 2 (17), Chapman (54), Lowrie (86), Davis (106), Olson (66), Canha (46). SBÂ„McCutchen (14). CSÂ„ Gardner (2). SFÂ„Hicks. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„New York 3 (McCutchen, Sanchez, Gardner); Oakland 6 (Semien, Piscotty, Canha 2, Lucroy 2). RISPÂ„New York 0 for 5; Oakland 3 for 12. NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sbtha, L, 7-6 3.1 7 5 4 2 4 66 3.54 Cole 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 28 5.24 Green 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.62 Loaisiga 2 1 0 0 0 4 25 2.70 OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cahill, W, 6-3 5 4 3 2 1 3 75 3.60 Trivino, H, 20 1 0 0 0 0 3 14 2.15 Petit, H, 14 .1 0 0 0 1 2 16 3.29 Buchter, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.90 Familia, H, 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 23 2.73 Treinen, S, 36-40 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.91 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cole 1-1, Buchter 2-0. PBÂ„Sanchez (11), Lucroy (10). TÂ„3:04. AÂ„40,546 (46,765).RAYS 7, BLUE JAYS 1TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith rf 5 1 1 1 0 3 .306 Duffy 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .299 a-Velazquez ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Choi dh 5 1 1 1 0 0 .270 Pham lf 2 1 1 1 1 0 .255 Wendle ss-3b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .302 Lowe 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Kiermaier cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .206 Bauers 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .197 Ciuffo c 4 1 0 0 0 2 .000 TOTALS 37 7 11 6 1 9 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McKinney rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .360 Gurriel Jr. 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .285 Smoak 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Pillar cf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .251 Diaz ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .251 Martin 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .194 Hernandez lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .242 Jansen dh 2 0 0 0 1 0 .293 Maile c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .241 TOTALS 28 1 4 1 4 6 TAMPA BAY 131 010 100Â„7 11 0 TORONTO 010 000 000Â„1 4 0 a-Â”ied out for Duffy in the 9th. LOB Â„ Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4. 2B Â„ Duffy (20), Wendle (22), Kiermaier (10). 3B Â„ Kiermaier (7). HR Â„ Choi (6), off Guerrieri. RBIs Â„ Smith (32), Duffy 2 (39), Choi (18), Pham (50), Kiermaier (22), Hernandez (50). CS Â„ Pham (7). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Tampa Bay 3 (Lowe, Ciuffo 2); Toronto 2 (Hernandez, Maile). RISP Â„ Tampa Bay 4 for 13; Toronto 1 for 5. Runners moved up Â„ Choi, Bauers, Lowe, Martin. GIDP Â„ Lowe, Gurriel Jr., Martin, Maile. DP Â„ Tampa Bay 3 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers); Toronto 1 (Diaz, Gurriel Jr., Smoak). TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stanek 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.72 Chirinos, W, 3-5 7 4 1 1 3 5 72 3.76 Schultz 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 4.35 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stroman, L, 4-9 1.2 6 4 4 0 1 49 5.54 Fernandez 2.1 2 1 1 0 2 29 2.70 Barnes 0 1 1 1 1 0 8 5.66 Mayza 2 0 0 0 0 1 23 4.23 Guerrieri 1 1 1 1 0 1 13 3.00 Clippard 1 1 0 0 0 3 18 3.82 Leiter Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 5.09 Barnes pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Fernandez 2-0, Mayza 2-1. HBP Â„ Stroman (Pham). WP Â„ Mayza. Umpires Â„ Home, James Hoye; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Ramon De Jesus; Third, Brian OÂNora. T Â„ 2:39. A Â„ 18,034 (53,506).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSept. 4 1916: Longtime pitching rivals Christy Mathewson and Mordecai Brown closed their careers, by special arrangement, in the same game. 1923: Sam Jones of the New York Yankees pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia Athletics without striking out a batter. New YorkÂs Babe Ruth had the only strikeout of the game. 1927: Lloyd and Paul Waner became the Â“rst brothers to hit home runs in the same game, leading Pittsburgh to an 8-4 win over Cincinnati. Both homers came off Dolf Luque in the Â“fth inning. Both were bounce home runs: allowed until 1931: that would now be groundrule doubles. 1928: The Boston Braves started a grueling string in which they played nine straight doubleheaders, a major league record. 1941: The New York Yankees clinched the pennant on the earliest date in baseball history with a 6-3 victory over Boston. 1966: Los Angeles became the Â“rst team in major league history to draw more than 2 million at home and on the road when the Dodgers beat the Reds 8-6 before 18,670 fans in Cincinnati. 1985: Gary Carter became the 11th major leaguer to hit Â“ve home runs in two games. He hit two solo home runs to lead the New York Mets past San Diego 9-2 after smashing three homers the night before. 1993: One-handed Jim Abbott threw the New York YankeesÂ Â“rst no-hitter in 10 years, a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. 1995: Robin Ventura became the eighth player in major league history: and the Â“rst in 25 years: to hit two grand slams in one game, powering the Chicago White Sox past Texas 14-3. 1998: The New York Yankees reached 100 wins on the earliest date in major league history: Â“ve days before the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians: with an 11-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Â06 Cubs set the major league record for fewest games to reach 100 victories (132). 2002: The Oakland Athletics set an AL record by winning their 20th straight game. They somehow blew an 11-run lead before pinchhitter Scott Hatteberg homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Kansas City 12-11. 2013: David Ortiz hit two of BostonÂs eight homers and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRed Sox 8, Braves 2: Ian Kinsler drove in three runs and Boston continued its interleague success. White Sox 4, Tigers 2: Matt Davidson hit a two-run, game-ending homer as Chicago scored three times in the bottom of the ninth. Astros 4, Twins 1: Alex Bregman homered for the third straight game and Yuli Gurriel also went deep. Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Christian Yelich drove in the winning run with the bases loaded in the ninth after beating a throw from third to avoid a double play. Nationals 4, Cardinals 3, 10 inn.: Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, then delivered a sacriÂ“ce Â”y in the 10th. Marlins 3, Phillies 1: Fading Philadelphia mustered only four hits and no walks against Jose Urena and two relievers and lost to last-place Miami. Pirates 5, Reds 1: Trevor Williams (12-9) continued his stretch of strong starts by pitching 6.2 scoreless innings. Rockies 9, Giants 8: Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas delivered a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning. Royals 5, Indians 1: Jakob Junis allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, and Ryan OÂHearn homered twice as Kansas City extended its winning streak to a season-high six games. Athletics 6, Yankees 3: Trevor Cahill struck out three in 5.0 innings pitched as Oakland got past New York. Rays 7, Blue Jays 1: Blue Jays righthander Marcus Stroman got roughed up early in his return from the disabled list. LATE L.A. Angels at Texas Baltimore at Seattle N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers San Diego at ArizonaTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Mikolas (R) 13-4 2.96 19-8 1-1 15.2 4.02 Washington Fedde (R) 7:05p 1-3 5.79 2-4 1-1 12.0 6.00 Cincinnati Reed (L) 0-1 3.26 0-2 0-0 7.2 4.70 Pittsburgh Musgrove (R) 7:05p 5-8 3.80 6-10 1-1 17.0 5.29 Philadelphia Arrieta (R) 9-9 3.54 13-13 0-2 15.0 5.40 Miami Richards (R) 7:10p 3-7 4.26 8-12 0-0 15.1 5.87 Chicago Montgomery (L) 4-4 3.82 7-7 1-0 15.2 2.87 Milwaukee Miley (L) 8:10p 2-2 2.18 7-4 0-1 17.1 2.08 San Fran. Rodriguez (R) 6-2 2.47 9-5 1-1 18.0 3.00 Colorado Marquez (R) 8:40p 11-9 4.11 15-12 1-0 22.0 1.64 San Diego Lucchesi (L) 7-7 3.59 9-12 1-1 16.2 4.32 Arizona Ray (L) 9:40p 4-2 4.55 8-10 1-0 14.2 3.07 New York Vargas (L) 5-8 6.56 5-11 3-0 16.2 1.62 Los Angeles Hill (L) 10:10p 6-5 3.59 9-10 3-0 16.2 1.62AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Tampa Bay TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Toronto Gaviglio (R) 7:07p 3-7 5.02 7-12 1-2 17.0 5.82 Kansas City Duffy (L) 8-11 4.72 10-17 1-1 16.1 4.96 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 7:10p 10-7 3.17 12-15 2-0 18.2 1.45 Los Angeles Heaney (L) 8-8 4.09 13-12 1-1 17.1 5.71 Texas Minor (L) 8:05p 10-7 4.33 12-12 2-1 17.2 3.06 Detroit Liriano (L) 3-9 4.96 7-14 0-2 11.1 9.53 Chicago Giolito (R) 8:10p 10-9 5.66 14-13 2-0 19.1 2.33 Minnesota TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Houston Verlander (R) 8:10p 13-9 2.78 16-13 2-1 16.2 5.40 New York Happ (L) 15-6 4.00 17-9 2-0 15.2 5.17 Oakland TBD 10:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Baltimore Cobb (R) 4-15 5.11 6-19 1-0 20.2 3.92 Seattle LeBlanc (L) 10:10p 8-3 3.72 15-7 1-1 17.1 3.12INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Boston Porcello (R) 15-7 4.27 18-10 0-2 17.0 6.35 Atlanta Newcomb (L) 7:35p 11-7 3.85 14-12 1-2 15.1 7.63 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. SUNDAYÂS GAMES American League Detroit 11, N.Y. Yankees 7 Chicago White Sox 8, Boston 0 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Texas 18, Minnesota 4 Oakland 8, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 2 National League Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 9, Washington 4 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4, 10 inn. N.Y. Mets 4, San Francisco 1 Colorado 7, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 1 Interleague Toronto 6, Miami 1 WEDNESDAYÂS GAMES American League Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Interleague Boston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 95 44 .683 Â„ New York 86 52 .623 8 Tampa Bay 73 63 .537 20 Toronto 62 74 .456 31 Baltimore 40 97 .292 54 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 77 60 .562 Â„ Minnesota 63 74 .460 14 Chicago 56 82 .406 21 Detroit 55 83 .399 22 Kansas City 46 91 .336 31 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 85 53 .616 Â„ Oakland 83 56 .597 2 Seattle 76 61 .555 8 Los Angeles 66 71 .482 18 Texas 60 77 .438 24SundayÂs GamesDetroit 11, N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 6, Miami 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Boston 0 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Texas 18, Minnesota 4 Oakland 8, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 2MondayÂs GamesBoston 8, Atlanta 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 2 Houston 4, Minnesota 1 Oakland 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Baltimore at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesTampa Bay (TBD) at Toronto (Gaviglio 3-7), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 8-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 10-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Porcello 15-7) at Atlanta (Newcomb 11-7), 7:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 8-8) at Texas (Minor 10-7), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-9) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 10-9), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (May 3-0) at Houston (Verlander 13-9), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Happ 15-6) at Oakland (TBD), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cobb 4-15) at Seattle (LeBlanc 8-3), 10:10 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesBoston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 76 61 .555 Â„ Philadelphia 72 65 .526 4 Washington 69 69 .500 7 New York 61 75 .449 14 Miami 55 83 .399 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 81 56 .591 Â„ Milwaukee 78 61 .561 4 St. Louis 76 62 .551 5 Pittsburgh 67 71 .486 14 Cincinnati 59 79 .428 22 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 75 62 .547 Â„ Los Angeles 75 62 .547 Â„ Arizona 74 63 .540 1 San Francisco 68 71 .489 8 San Diego 54 85 .388 22SundayÂs GamesToronto 6, Miami 1 Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 9, Washington 4 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 4, San Francisco 1 Colorado 7, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 1MondayÂs GamesBoston 8, Atlanta 2 Washington 4, St. Louis 3, 10 innings Miami 3, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 1 Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Colorado 9, San Francisco 8 N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late San Diego at Arizona, lateTodayÂs GamesCincinnati (Reed 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Musg rove 5-8), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Mikolas 13-4) at Washington (Fedde 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Arrieta 9-9) at Miami (Richards 3-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Porcello 15-7) at Atlanta (Newcomb 11-7), 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-4) at Milwaukee (Miley 2-2), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 6-2) at Colorado (Marquez 11-9), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 7-7) at Arizona (Ray 4-2), 9:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Vargas 5-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Hill 6-5), 10:10 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesBoston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL REGULAR SEASONAll times Eastern WEEK 1 ThursdayÂs GameAtlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 9Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 10New York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 2 Aug. 30No. 21 UCF 56, UConn 17Aug. 31No. 4 Wisconsin 34, W. Kentucky 3 No. 11 Michigan State 38, Utah State 31 No. 13 Stanford 31, San Diego St. 10SaturdayÂs GamesNo. 1 Alabama 51, Louisville 14 No. 2 Clemson 48, Furman 7 No. 3 Georgia 45, Austin Peay 0 No. 5 Ohio State 77, Oregon State 31 No. 9 Auburn 21, No. 9 Washington 16 No. 7 Oklahoma 63, FAU 14 No. 10 Penn State 45, Appalachian State 38 No. 12 Notre Dame 24, No. 14 Michigan 17 No. 15 Southern California 43, UNLV 21 No. 16 Texas Christian 55, Southern U. 7 No. 17 West Virginia 40, Tennessee 14 No. 18 Miss. State 63, Stephen F. Austin 6 No. 22 Boise State 56, Troy 20 Maryland 34, No. 23 Texas 29 No. 24 Oregon 58, Bowling Green 24SundayÂs GameNo. 25 LSU 33, No. 8 Miami 17MondayÂs GameNo. 19 Florida State vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech, lateRESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 2 Aug. 30 EASTMaine 35, New Hampshire 7 Rhode Island 21, Delaware 19 Wagner 40, Bowie State 23 UCF 56, UConn 17SOUTHCampbell 49, Chowan 26 Chattanooga 34, Tennessee Tech 10 E. Kentucky 49, Morehead State 23 Georgia State 24, Kennesaw State 20 Louisiana-Monroe 34, SE Louisiana 31 S. Illinois 49, Murray State 10 Samford 66, Shorter 9 UAB 52, Savannah State 0 Wake Forest 23, Tulane 17, OTMIDWESTBall State 42, CCSU 6 Indiana State 49, Quincy 0 Minnesota 48, New Mexico State 10 North Dakota 35, MVSU 7 Northwestern 31, Purdue 27SOUTHWESTOklahoma State 58, Missouri State 17 Texas A&M 59, Northwestern State 7FAR WESTMontana State 26, W. Illinois 23 Utah 41, Weber State 10 UC Davis 44, San Jose State 38Aug. 31 SOUTHDuke 34, Army 14MIDWESTE. Michigan 51, Monmouth (NJ) 17 Michigan State 38, Utah State 31 Syracuse 55, W. Michigan 42 Wisconsin 34, W. Kentucky 3FAR WESTColorado 45, Colorado S tate 13 Idaho State 45, Western State (Col.) 10 Nevada 72, Portland State 19 Stanford 31, San Diego State 10SaturdayÂs Games EASTBoston College 55, UMass 21 Bryant 41, New Haven 31 Buffalo 48, Delaware State 10 Colgate 24, Holy Cross 17 Duquesne 45, Lock Haven 0 Georgetown 39, Marist 14 Lehigh 21, St. Francis (Pa.) 19 Penn State 45, Appalachian State 38, OT Pittsburgh 33, Albany (NY) 7 Rutgers 35, Texas State 7 Sacred Heart 35, Lafayette 6 Villanova 19, Temple 17 William & Mary 14, Bucknell 7SOUTHAlabama 51, Louisville 14 Alabama A&M 37, Miles 0 Alabama State 26, Tuskegee 20, OT Auburn 21, Washington 16 Boise State 56, Troy 20 Charlotte 34, Fordham 10 Clemson 48, Furman 7 Davidson 34, Brevard 13 ETSU 28, Mars Hill 7 Florida 53, Charleston Southern 6 Florida A&M 41, Fort Valley State 7 Gardner-Webb 52, Limestone 17 Georgia 45, Austin Peay 0 Georgia Southern 37, SC State 6 Georgia Tech 41, Alcorn State 0 Hampton 38, Shaw 10 Indiana 38, FIU 28 Jacksonville 63, St. AugustineÂs 14 Kentucky 35, Cent. Michigan 20 Lamar 70, Kentucky Christian 7 Liberty 52, Old Dominion 10 Louisiana Tech 30, South Alabama 26 Louisiana-Lafayette 49, Grambling State 17 Maryland 34, Texas 29 Memphis 66, Mercer 14 Mississippi State 63, Stephen F. Austin 6 NC State 24, James Madison 13 Norfolk State 34, Virginia State 13 South Carolina 49, Coastal Carolina 15 South Florida 34, Elon 14 Southern Miss. 55, Jackson State 7 Stetson 48, Point (Ga.) 7 Tennessee State 34, Bethune-Cookman 3 Towson 36, Morgan State 10 Vanderbilt 35, Middle Tennessee 7 Virginia 42, Richmond 13 W. Carolina 33, Newberry 26 West Virginia 40, Tennessee 14 Wofford 28, The Citadel 21MIDWESTButler 23, Youngstown State 21 Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28 Illinois 31, Kent State 24 Illinois State 46, St. Xavier 0 Iowa 33, N. Illinois 7 Kansas State 27, South Dakota 24 Marshall 35, Miami (Ohio) 28 Missouri 51, UT Martin 14 N. Dakota State 49, Cal Poly 3 Nicholls 26, Kansas 23, OT Notre Dame 24, Michigan 17 Ohio 38, Howard 32 Ohio State 77, Oregon State 31 Toledo 66, VMI 3SOUTHWESTArkansas 55, E. Illinois 20 Arkansas State 48, SE Missouri 21 Baylor 55, Abilene Christian 27 Houston 45, Rice 27 Houston Baptist 49, SW Baptist 7 Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 27 Morehouse 34, Ark.-Pine Bluff 30 N. Arizona 30, UTEP 10 New Mexico 62, Incarnate Word 30 North Texas 46, SMU 23 Oklahoma 63, FAU 14 TCU 55, Southern U. 7 Texas Southern 26, Texas-Permian Basin 16 Tulsa 38, Cent. Arkansas 27FAR WESTAir Force 38, Stony Brook 0 Arizona State 49, UTSA 7 BYU 28, Arizona 23 California 24, North Carolina 17 Cincinnati 26, UCLA 17 E. Washington 58, Cent. Washington 13 Fresno State 79, Idaho 13 Hawaii 59, Navy 41 McNeese State 17, N. Colorado 14 Montana 26, N. Iowa 23 North Alabama 34, S. Utah 30 Oregon 58, Bowling Green 24 Sacramento State 55, St. Francis (Ill.) 7 San Diego 38, W. New Mexico 9 Southern Cal 43, UNLV 21 Washington State 41, Wyoming 19SundayÂs Games SOUTHPrairie View 40, NC Central 24 North Carolina A&T 28, East Carolina 23SOUTHWESTLSU 33, Miami 17MondayÂs Game SOUTHVirginia Tech at Florida State, lateWEEK 3 Thursday, Sept. 6 SOUTHKennesaw State at Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m.MIDWESTLincoln (Mo.) at Missouri State, 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 7 EASTLincoln (Pa.) at CCSU, 6 p.m.SOUTHWESTTCU at SMU, 8 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 8 EASTLiberty at Army, Noon Valparaiso at Duquesne, Noon Virginia State at Robert Morris, Noon Delaware State at St. Francis (Pa.), Noon Campbell at Georgetown, 12:30 p.m. Villanova at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross at Boston College, 1 p.m. Albany (NY) at Rhode Island, 1 p.m. Sacred Heart at Bucknell, 3 p.m. Hampton at Monmouth (NJ), 3 p.m. Lafayette at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Memphis at Navy, 3:30 p.m. Wagner at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Temple, 3:30 p.m. Colgate at New Hampshire, 6 p.m. Bryant at Stony Brook, 6 p.m. Youngstown State at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Penn State at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.SOUTHGeorgia Tech at South Florida, Noon Nevada at Vanderbilt, Noon Towson at Wake Forest, Noon Georgia State at NC State, 12:30 p.m. Air Force at FAU, 2 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. Arkansas State at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Va. Lynchburg at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. S. Illinois at Mississippi, 4 p.m. ETSU at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Furman at Elon, 6 p.m. UMass at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Mercer, 6 p.m. Savannah State at Miami, 6 p.m. Mount St. Joseph at Morehead State, 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb at NC A&T, 6 p.m. St. AugustineÂs at NC Central, 6 p.m. James Madison at Norfolk State, 6 p.m. Fordham at Richmond, 6 p.m. Waldorf at Stetson, 6 p.m. Chattanooga at The Citadel, 6 p.m. SC State at UCF, 6 p.m. VMI at Wofford, 6 p.m. E. Kentucky at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. North Alabama at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Alcorn State, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Austin Peay, 7 p.m. UAB at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. Chowan at Davidson, 7 p.m. MVSU at Jacksonville State, 7 p.m. SE Louisiana at LSU, 7 p.m. Southern U. at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Indiana State at Louisville, 7 p.m. UT Martin at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Grambling State at Northwestern State, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss., 7 p.m. Jackson State vs. Tennessee State at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Troy, 7 p.m. Samford at Florida State, 7:20 p.m. Alabama State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida, 7:30 p.m. FIU at Old Dominion, 7:30 p.m. Maine at W. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. Nicholls at Tulane, 8 p.m.MIDWESTMississippi State at Kansas State, Noon W. Michigan at Michigan, Noon Duke at Northwestern, Noon E. Michigan at Purdue, Noon New Mexico at Wisconsin, Noon Dayton at SE Missouri, 2 p.m. Kansas at Cent. Michigan, 3 p.m. N. Colorado at South Dakota, 3 p.m. Morgan State at Akron, 3:30 p.m. Howard at Kent State, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. Ball State at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. Rutgers at Ohio State, 3:30 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa, 5 p.m. Maryland at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Butler at Taylor, 6 p.m. Wyoming at Missouri, 7 p.m. Montana State at S. Dakota State, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Illinois State, 7:30 p.m. Virginia at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Fresno State at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Utah at N. Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio), 8 p.m.SOUTHWESTArizona at Houston, Noon UCLA at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. Lamar at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Angelo State at Abilene Christian, 7 p.m. Cumberland (Tenn.) at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. Murray State at Cent. Arkansas, 7 p.m. McNeese State at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. Clemson at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Texas State, 7 p.m. Baylor at UTSA, 7 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Texas, 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Texas, 8 p.m.FAR WESTPortland State at Oregon, 2 p.m. Drake at Montana, 3 p.m. North Dakota at Washington, 5 p.m. W. New Mexico at Idaho, 6 p.m. E. Washington at N. Arizona, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Colorado State, 7:30 p.m. S. Utah at Oregon State, 8 p.m. New Mexico State at Utah State, 8 p.m. Southern Cal at Stanford, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento State at San Diego State, 9 p.m. UTEP at UNLV, 9 p.m. Weber State at Cal Poly, 9:05 p.m. San Diego at UC Davis, 10 p.m. California at BYU, 10:15 p.m. UConn at Boise State, 10:15 p.m. Michigan State at Arizona State, 10:45 p.m. San Jose State at Washington State, 11 p.m. Rice at Hawaii, 11:59 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE St. Louis -117 at Washington +107 at Pittsburgh -137 Cincinnati +127 Philadelphia -138 at Miami +128 at Milwaukee -117 Chicago +107 at Colorado -158 San Francisco +148 at Arizona -178 San Diego +166 at Los Angeles -197 New York +182American Leagueat Toronto Off Tampa Bay Off at Cleveland -213 Kansas City +193 at Texas -113 Los Angeles +103 at Chicago -143 Detroit +133 at Houston Off Minnesota Off at Oakland Off New York Off at Seattle -183 Baltimore +168InterleagueBoston -127 at Atlanta +117COLLEGE FOOTBALL FridayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG TCU 17 23 62 at SMUSaturdayat Army 10 10 58 Liberty UAB 9 9 55 at Ctl Carolina Georgia Tech Pk 3 56 at S. Florida at Michigan 27 27 51 W. Michigan App State 14 14 51 at Charlotte at Purdue 12 15 56 E. Michigan at Wisconsin 33 35 54 New Mexico at FAU 8 10 64 Air Force at Old Dominion +1 1 55 FIU at Northwestern 3 3 49 Duke Miss. State 3 9 54 at Kan. State at Houston 3 4 65 Arizona at Vanderbilt 8 10 61 Nevada at NC State 23 24 52 Georgia State at Oklahoma 25 29 65 UCLA at Utah State 16 23 57 NMSU at Cent. Michigan 4 6 54 Kansas at UNLV 22 24 55 UTEP Memphis 4 4 71 at Navy North Carolina 10 16 59 at E. Carolina at Ohio State 31 35 59 Rutgers at Temple 6 4 52 Buffalo Georgia 9 9 51 at S. Carolina Baylor 9 14 49 at UTSA at Alabama 35 36 63 Ark. State at Nebraska 3 5 62 Colorado at Southern Miss 9 6 68 La.-Monroe at Notre Dame 39 33 61 Ball State at Iowa 3 3 49 Iowa State Maryland 14 15 66 at Bwlng Grn at Ga. Southern 2 3 61 UMass Clemson 13 13 54 at Texas A&M at Missouri 15 17 54 Wyoming at Indiana 7 7 54 Virginia at Florida 13 14 50 Kentucky Utah 7 11 49 at N. Illinois at Minnesota 1 2 48 Fresno State Arkansas 6 13 67 at Colo. State Miami (Ohio) 2 2 49 Cincinnati at Texas 21 22 59 Tulsa at Okla. State 33 31 63 S. Alabama Penn State 9 8 58 at Pittsburgh at Stanford 4 3 54 Southern Cal at BYU 1 3 47 California at Boise State 32 33 64 UConn Michigan State 5 6 56 at Ariz. State at Wash. State 36 35 62 SJSU at Hawaii 14 17 67 RiceNFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 5 2 45 AtlantaSundayPittsburgh 6 5 46 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Fran at Indianapolis 1 3 47 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 40 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 43 at NY Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 50 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at LA Chargers 3 3 47 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 42 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 43 Dallas at Arizona Pk Pk 44 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoMondayat Detroit 6 6 44 NY Jets LA Rams 1 4 49 at OaklandUpdated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Recalled C Chance Sisco and RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Recalled OF Ryan Cordell from Charlotte (IL). Reinstated C Welington Castillo from the 10-day DL. Acquired LHP Tyler Watson from Atlanta and assigned him to Charlotte. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Placed INF Josh Donaldson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, and sent him to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. Reinstated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Cody Anderson to Akron (EL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Sent RHP Ian Kennedy to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Recalled RHP Zack Littell from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Assigned OF Shane Robinson and LHP Ryan Bollinger outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Trenton (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS Â„ Acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. Designated LHP Danny Coulombe for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Placed RHP Jose Mujica from Durham (IL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contracts of SS Andrew Velazquez and C Nick Ciuffo from Durham. Reinstated OF Mallex Smith from the 10-day DL.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Placed OF Michael Reed on the 60-day DL. Designated OF Dustin Peterson for assignment. Selected the contract of 3B Ryan Flaherty from Gwinnett (IL). Sent RHPs Jose Ramirez and Arodys Vizcaino to Gwinnett for rehab assignments. CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Assigned RHP Cory Mazzoni outright to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Chatwood and LHP Brian Duensing from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Smyly to Iowa for a rehab assignment. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Traded OF Preston Tucker to Atlanta for cash. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Recalled RHP Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City (PCL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of C Rocky Gale from Oklahoma City. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Sent RHP Elieser Hernandez and LHP Jarlin Garcia to New Orleans (PCL) for rehab assignments. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Recalled RHP Zach Davies from Wisconsin (MWL) and RHP Corey Knebel from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS Â„ Recalled RHP Drew Gagnon, SS Jack Reinheimer and 1B Dominic Smith from Las Vegas (PCL). Sent RHP Anthony Swarzak to Brooklyn (NYP) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Reinstated RHP Luis Perdomo from the 10-day DL and RHP Kirby Yates from the bereavement list. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Recalled LHP Steven Okert, SS Kelby Tomlinson and RHPs Pierce Johnson and Casey Kelly from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Signed two-year player development contract extensions with Potomac (Carolina) and Hagerstown (SAL) through the 2020 season.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS Â„ Exercised 2019 options on RHPs Edilson Alvarez, Steve Borkowski, Daniel Carela, Austin Chrismon, Andrew Cooper, Jake Hale, James Jones and Miles Sheehan; LHPs Scott Maine and Evan Rutckyj; Cs Cyle Figueroa and Tyler Nordgren; INFs Daniel Bick, Jordan Caillouet and Vincent Guglietti; and OFs Sebastien Boucher, Steve Brown, Michael Hungate, Coco Johnson and Brian Portelli.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Signed LB B.J. Bello, S Demetrious Cox and CB Chris Jones to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENS Â„ Signed CBs Robertson Daniel and Cyrus Jones and DE Christian LaCouture to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS Â„ Signed LB Josh Woods, QB Tyler Bray, WR Tanner Gentry, DL Abdullah Anderson, DBs Michael Joseph and Jonathon Mincy, RBs Taquan Mizzell and Ryan Nall and OL Dejon Allen and James Stone to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS Â„ Placed CB Davontae Harris on injured reserve. Re-signed DE Michael Johnson. Signed QB Christian Hackenburg to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Signed OL Christian DiLauro, DL Daniel Ekuale, DL Zaycoven Henderson, RB Dontrell Hilliard, OL Kyle Kalis, TE Pharoah McKever, DB Jeremiah McKinnon, DB Montrel Meander, WR DaÂMari Scott, LB Brady Sheldon and DB Tigie Sankoh to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Waived LB Trevor Bates. Signed DB Quandre Diggs to a contract extension through the 2021 season and LB Marquis Flowers. Signed DT John Atkins, CB CreÂVon LeBlanc and DE Eric Lee to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Placed WR Jake Kumerow on injured reserve. Signed LB Korey Toomer. Signed CB Tony Brown and S Marwin Evans to the practice squad. Signed RB Darius Jackson off of DallasÂ practice squad. Released CB Herb Waters. HOUSTON TEXANS Â„ Placed CB Jermaine Kelly Jr. on injured reserve. Signed QB Joe Webb III. Signed S Mike Tyson to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Â„ Placed DL Tyquan Lewis on injured reserve. Signed TE Ryan Hewitt. Signed OL Jamil Douglas, DE Carroll Phillips, LB Ahmad Thomas and DT Jihad Ward to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Â„ Waived RB Justin Jackson. Signed TE Duarte Thomas to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS Â„ Signed C Travis Swanson and OT Sam Young. Waived S Maurice Smith. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Signed TE Cole Hikutini to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS Â„ Signed LB Jeremiah Attaochu. Placed RB Eli McGuire on injured reserve. Signed WR Deontay Burnett, C Nico Falah, RB DeÂAngelo Henderson, OT Dieugot Joseph, DL Bronson Kaufusi and QB John Wolford to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Signed WR Brandon LaFell. Signed DBs Rico Gafford and Terrell SinkÂ“eld and OL Denver Kirkland. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Â„ Placed S Marcell Harris and RB Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve. Signed DB Antone Exum Jr. and OL Matt Tobin to one-year contracts and OL Zack Golditch to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Â„ Claimed DE Carl Nassib off waivers from Cleveland. Released DE Will Clarke. Placed DT Mitch Unrein on injured reserve. Signed LS Garrison Sanborn. Signed RB Dare Ogunbowale, OL Cole Boozer, CB Javien Elliott, DEs Demone Harris and Patrick OÂConnor, TE Tanner Hudson, S Godwin Igwebuike, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, LBs Eric Nzeocha and Azeem Victor and WR Bobo Wilson to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Signed WR Austin Proehl, OL Coleman Shelton, DL Deon Simon and QB Logan Woodside to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Â„ Waived/ injured DE Anthony Lanier. Signed DT Caleb Brantley. Signed DT Caushaud Lyons and QB Nick Shimonek to the practice. SOCCERNational WomenÂs Soccer LeagueCHICAGO RED STARS Â„ Added D Zoey Goralski, Ms Jo Boyles and Chandra Eigenberger and G Ryann Torrero as national team replacements.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENMondayÂs results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):MenÂs Singles Fourth RoundMarin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. David GofÂ“n (10), Belgium, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4. Kei Nishikori (21), Japan, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.WomenÂs Singles Fourth Round Carla Suarez-Navarro (30), Spain, def. Maria Sharapova (22), Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Madison Keys (14), United States, def. Dominika Cibulkova (29), Slovakia, 6-1, 6-3. Naomi Osaka (20), Japan, def. Aryna Sabalenka (26), Belarus, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2.MenÂs Doubles Third Round Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (4), Britain, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands and Matwe Middelkoop (14), Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (16), Britain, 6-2, 6-4. Robert Farah, Colombia and Juan Sebastian Cabal (5), Colombia, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain and Ivan Dodig (11), Croatia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Rohan Bopanna (15), India, def. Fabrice Martin, France and Jeremy Chardy, France, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles Third Round Demi Schuurs, Netherlands and Elise Mertens (7), Belgium, def. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan and Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 7-5, 6-4. Coco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, def. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (3), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Christina McHale, United States and Caroline Dolehide, United States, 6-4, 6-3. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic and Ekaterina Makarova (6), Russia, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia and Magda Linette, Poland, 6-4, 6-4.Mixed Doubles QuarterÂ“nal Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 10-7. Shuai Zhang, China and John Peers, Australia, def. Oliver Marach, Austria and Nicole Melichar (2), United States, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 11-9.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumSloane Stephens (3), United States, vs. Anastasija Sevastova (19), Latvia Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, vs. John Isner (11), United States Serena Williams (17), United States, vs. Karolina Pliskova (8), Czech Republic Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, vs. Dominic Thiem (9), AustriaLouis Armstrong StadiumLucie Hradecka, Czech Republic and Ekaterina Makarova (6), Russia, vs. Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary Coco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, vs. Irina Khromacheva, Russia and Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia Christina McHale, United States and Christian Harrison, United States, vs. Edouard RogerVasselin, France and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (5), Czech RepublicGrandstandLenka Stara, Slovakia, vs. Lea Ma (16), United States Daniel Michalski, Poland, vs. Sebastian Baez (2), Argentina Franko Skugor, Croatia and Raluca-Ioana Olaru, Romania, vs. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alicja Rosolska, PolandCourt 17Cori Gauff (1), United States, vs. Selma Stefania Cadar, Romania Chun Hsin Tseng (1), Taiwan, vs. Philip Henning, South Africa Caty McNally, United States and Cori Gauff (1), United States, vs. Hong Yi Cody Wong, Hong Kong and Thasaporn Naklo, Thailand Jenson Brooksby, United States and Stefan Dostanic, United States, vs. Hugo Gaston, France and Clement Tabur (3), FranceAUTO RACINGNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGCHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS QUALIFYINGMonday at Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, Ind.FINAL FINISH ORDER Top Fuel1, Terry McMillen. 2, Doug Kalitta. 3, Billy Torrence. 4, Blake Alexander. 5, Steve Torrence. 6, Clay Millican. 7, Antron Brown. 8, Mike Salinas. 9, T.J. Zizzo. 10, Tony Schumacher. 11, Wayne Newby. 12, Richie Crampton. 13, Brittany Force. 14, Leah Pritchett. 15, Pat Dakin. 16, Scott Palmer.Funny Car1, J.R. Todd. 2, Matt Hagan. 3, Tommy Johnson Jr.. 4, Shawn Langdon. 5, Tim Wilkerson. 6, Bob Bode. 7, Courtney Force. 8, Robert Hight. 9, Del Worsham. 10, Jim Campbell. 11, John Force. 12, Bob Tasca III. 13, Ron Capps. 14, Jack Beckman. 15, Jonnie Lindberg. 16, Cruz Pedregon.Pro Stock1, Tanner Gray. 2, Jeg Coughlin. 3, Drew Skillman. 4, Bo Butner. 5, Greg Anderson. 6, Matt Hartford. 7, Erica Enders. 8, Jason Line. 9, Chris McGaha. 10, Deric Kramer. 11, Alex Laughlin. 12, Fernando Cuadra. 13, Kenny Delco. 14, Vincent Nobile. 15, Steve Graham. 16, John Gaydosh Jr.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, LE Tonglet. 2, Eddie Krawiec. 3, Hector Arana Jr. 4, Steve Johnson. 5, Andrew Hines. 6, Chip Ellis. 7, Jim Underdahl. 8, Mark Paquette. 9, Jerry Savoie. 10, Angelle Sampey. 11, Joey Gladstone. 12, Karen Stoffer. 13, Hector Arana. 14, Matt Smith. 15, Ryan Oehler. 16, Scotty Pollacheck.FINAL RESULTSTop Fuel Â„ Terry McMillen, 4.037 seconds, 300.66 mph def. Doug Kalitta, 4.067 seconds, 303.57 mph. Funny Car Â„ J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.062, 311.70 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.141, 300.60. Pro Stock Â„ Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.641, 208.42 def. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.639, 206.80. Pro Stock Motorcycle Â„ LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.864, 197.10 def. Eddie Krawiec, HarleyDavidson, 6.884, 197.02. Pro ModiÂ“ed Â„ Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 6.167, 168.51 def. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 6.682, 189.26. Top Alcohol Funny Car Â„ Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.821, 257.09 def. Chris Marshall, Camaro, 6.638, 154.02. Top Alcohol Dragster Â„ Josh Hart, 5.271, 274.89 def. Dan Page, 5.460, 261.62. Red Light. Super Stock Â„ Dennis Steward, Plymouth Savoy, 10.411, 100.76 def. Dale Hulquist, Pontiac Grand Am, Foul Red Light. Stock Eliminator Â„ T.C. Morris, Pontiac GTO, 10.971, 121.11 def. Jerry Emmons, Chevy Camaro, Foul Red Light. Super Comp Â„ Joe Hessling, Dragster, 8.903, 189.90 def. Gary Stinnett, Dragster, 8.912, 179.18. Super Gas Â„ Devin Isenhower, Chevy Camaro, 9.907, 157.50 def. Steve Hoyt, Chevy Corvette, 10.271, 132.26. Factory Stock Showdown Â„ Leah Pritchett, Dodge Challenger, 8.108, 170.26 def. Mark Pawuk, Challenger, 8.191, 167.51. Top Fuel Harley Â„ Tii Tharpe, JTR, 6.442, 224.02 def. Doug Vancil, Weekend, 7.054, 155.45. HEMI Challenge Â„ James Daniels, Dodge Dart, 8.662, 156.15 def. Gary Wolkwitz, Dart, 10.110, 97.63. FINAL ROUND-BY-ROUND TOP FUELROUND ONE Â„ Blake Alexander, 3.900, 313.07 def. T.J. Zizzo, 4.141, 214.35; Billy Torrence, 3.831, 320.05 def. Tony Schumacher, 4.203, 256.55; Clay Millican, 3.821, 321.88 def. Richie Crampton, 4.486, 218.12; Mike Salinas, 4.222, 250.09 def. Wayne Newby, 4.471, 193.68; Antron Brown, 3.835, 324.12 def. Brittany Force, 4.693, 160.58; Terry McMillen, 4.414, 188.04 def. Scott Palmer, Broke; Steve Torrence, 3.838, 327.43 def. Pat Dakin, 7.237, 80.63; Doug Kalitta, 3.888, 273.44 def. Leah Pritchett, 5.580, 125.12. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Alexander, 3.894, 318.92 def. Salinas, 7.524, 95.23; B. Torrence, 4.406, 233.03 def. Millican, 4.450, 252.43; Kalitta, 4.089, 249.90 def. Brown, 6.903, 104.84; McMillen, 3.979, 315.78 def. S. Torrence, 4.097, 269.46. SEMIFINALS Â„ Kalitta, 3.947, 299.86 def. B. Torrence, 3.939, 307.02; McMillen, 3.961, 314.75 def. Alexander, 5.026, 144.77. FINAL Â„ McMillen, 4.037, 300.66 def. Kalitta, 4.067, 303.57.FUNNY CARROUND ONE Â„ Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.103, 309.77 def. Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 4.105, 310.13; Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.401, 217.56 def. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 9.208, 80.50; J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.996, 315.42 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.234, 259.71; Bob Bode, Charger, 4.171, 300.60 def. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.597, 185.74; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.105, 255.58 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.894, 170.77; Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.095, 308.35 def. Jack Beckman, Charger, 5.089, 156.50; Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.051, 314.31 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 25.188, 46.45; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.985, 321.35 def. John Force, Camaro, 4.561, 189.26. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Hagan, 4.397, 219.58 def. C. Force, 4.557, 219.15; Langdon, 4.246, 249.72 def. Bode, 4.549, 196.27; Todd, 4.160, 286.32 def. Hight, 4.614, 212.53; Johnson Jr., 4.085, 295.34 def. Wilkerson, 4.115, 305.08. SEMIFINALS Â„ Hagan, 4.129, 298.60 def. Langdon, 4.148, 307.16; Todd, 4.045, 312.21 def. Johnson Jr., 4.130, 278.98. FINAL Â„ Todd, 4.062, 311.70 def. Hagan, 4.141, 300.60.PRO STOCKROUND ONE Â„ Jason Line, Chevy Camaro, 6.648, 207.59 def. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.672, 207.30; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.653, 206.01 def. Alex Laughlin, Dodge Dart, 6.657, 206.01; Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.649, 207.34 def. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.650, 207.62; Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.645, 207.78 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.637, 208.62; Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.634, 207.62 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.671, 207.72; Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.631, 207.94 def. John Gaydosh Jr, Camaro, 6.717, 206.04; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.639, 207.98 def. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.707, 205.98; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.665, 207.50 def. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.666, 207.05. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Skillman, 6.646, 207.53 def. Enders, 6.666, 206.39; Coughlin, 6.645, 206.64 def. Anderson, 6.643, 207.37; Butner, 6.655, 208.17 def. Hartford, Foul Red Light; Gray, 6.651, 208.52 def. Line, Foul Red Light. SEMIFINALS Â„ Gray, 6.651, 208.42 def. Skillman, 6.658, 207.78; Coughlin, 6.651, 206.13 def. Butner, 6.662, 206.20. FINAL Â„ Gray, 6.641, 208.42 def. Coughlin, 6.639, 206.80.PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLEROUND ONE Â„ Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.899, 195.08 def. Hector Arana, 7.011, 196.30; Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.968, 192.25 def. Joey Gladstone, 6.970, 192.80; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.857, 196.59 def. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.031, 192.00; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.880, 195.59 def. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.937, 193.49; Chip Ellis, Harley-Davidson, 6.857, 195.08 def. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 9.497, 91.74; Hector Arana Jr, 6.849, 199.29 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.975, 192.93; Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.966, 193.63 def. Matt Smith, 7.022, 196.07; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.859, 196.24 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.915, 195.45. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Johnson, 6.980, 193.57 def. Underdahl, 7.028, 193.63; Krawiec, 6.902, 195.87 def. Hines, 6.929, 194.58; Tonglet, 6.897, 196.44 def. Ellis, 7.014, 192.96; Arana Jr, 6.875, 198.12 def. Paquette, 7.083, 188.81. SEMIFINALS Â„ Tonglet, 6.876, 196.13 def. Johnson, 6.934, 193.60; Krawiec, 6.876, 196.47 def. Arana Jr, 6.892, 198.70. FINAL Â„ Tonglet, 6.864, 197.10 def. Krawiec, 6.884, 197.02.POINT STANDINGS Top Fuel1, Steve Torrence, 1,422. 2, Clay Millican, 1,234. 3, Tony Schumacher, 1,195. 4, Leah Pritchett, 1,170. 5, Doug Kalitta, 1,166. 6, Antron Brown, 1,112. 7, Terry McMillen, 959. 8, Brittany Force, 839. 9, Mike Salinas, 768. 10, Scott Palmer, 755.Funny Car1, Courtney Force, 1,457. 2, Matt Hagan, 1,247. 3, Robert Hight, 1,231. 4, Ron Capps, 1,227. 5, J.R. Todd, 1,174. 6, Jack Beckman, 1,161. 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 1,107. 8, Shawn Langdon, 907. 9, John Force, 904. 10, Tim Wilkerson, 831.Pro Stock1, Tanner Gray, 1,432. 2, Greg Anderson, 1,355. 3, Erica Enders, 1,230. 4, Jeg Coughlin, 1,198. 5, Vincent Nobile, 1,135. 6, Deric Kramer, 1,099. 7, Drew Skillman, 1,068. 8, Jason Line, 1,067. 9, Bo Butner, 1,050. 10, Chris McGaha, 1,042.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, Eddie Krawiec, 930. 2, Andrew Hines, 867. 3, LE Tonglet, 815. 4, Hector Arana Jr, 770. 5, Jerry Savoie, 636. 6, Matt Smith, 604. 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 528. 8, Steve Johnson, 443. 9, Angie Smith, 424. 10, (tie) Angelle Sampey and Jim Underdahl, 421.GOLFPGA TOURDELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIPMondayÂs leaders at TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Purse: $9 million; Yardage: 7,342; Par: 71 FINAL Bryson DeChambeau (2,000), $1,620,000 70-68-63-67Â„268 Justin Rose (1,200), $972,000 65-67-70-68Â„270 Cameron Smith (760), $612,000 69-66-67-69Â„271 Tony Finau (460), $372,000 69-68-67-68Â„272 Hideki Matsuyama (460), $372,000 71-69-67-65Â„272 C.T. Pan (460), $372,000 69-68-69-66Â„272 Abraham Ancer (320), $261,900 66-69-65-73Â„273 Rafa Cabrera Bello (320), $261,900 68-68-69-68Â„273 Emiliano Grillo (320), $261,900 72-67-64-70Â„273 Dustin Johnson (320), $261,900 68-69-72-64Â„273 Bubba Watson (320), $261,900 72-68-67-66Â„273 Brice Garnett (219), $160,875 70-70-65-69Â„274 Tyrrell Hatton (219), $160,875 69-63-69-73Â„274 Brooks Koepka (219), $160,875 69-69-68-68Â„274 Rory McIlroy (219), $160,875 71-67-66-70Â„274 Phil Mickelson (219), $160,875 72-72-67-63Â„274 Jordan Spieth (219), $160,875 69-67-68-70Â„274 Kyle Stanley (219), $160,875 70-67-66-71Â„274 Peter Uihlein (219), $160,875 69-71-66-68Â„274 Keith Mitchell (180), $117,000 73-66-67-69Â„275 Paul Casey (164), $100,800 69-70-69-68Â„276 Adam Hadwin (164), $100,800 68-68-70-70Â„276 Marc Leishman (164), $100,800 68-68-69-71Â„276 Justin Thomas (130), $71,229 73-69-70-65Â„277 Patrick Cantlay (130), $71,229 73-69-67-68Â„277 Tommy Fleetwood (130), $71,229 69-65-71-72Â„277 Kevin Kisner (130), $71,229 69-71-70-67Â„277 Jason Kokrak (130), $71,229 72-70-69-66Â„277 Gary Woodland (130), $71,229 67-74-67-69Â„277 Tiger Woods (130), $71,229 72-66-68-71Â„277 Byeong Hun An (97), $54,563 69-71-68-70Â„278 Louis Oosthuizen (97), $54,563 71-67-72-68Â„278 Brandt Snedeker (97), $54,563 72-72-66-68Â„278 Brian Stuard (97), $54,563 72-72-67-67Â„278 Ryan Armour (70), $41,569 71-66-73-69Â„279 Daniel Berger (70), $41,569 73-71-66-69Â„279 Kevin Chappell (70), $41,569 69-72-70-68Â„279 James Hahn (70), $41,569 68-72-70-69Â„279 Beau Hossler (70), $41,569 67-69-68-75Â„279 Si Woo Kim (70), $41,569 70-66-70-73Â„279 Chris Kirk (70), $41,569 67-73-70-69Â„279 Patrick Reed (70), $41,569 71-69-69-70Â„279 Branden Grace (44), $28,860 70-71-72-67Â„280 Russell Knox (44), $28,860 66-72-71-71Â„280 Matt Kuchar (44), $28,860 71-69-66-74Â„280 Alex Noren (44), $28,860 69-69-70-72Â„280 Jon Rahm (44), $28,860 73-67-70-70Â„280 Kevin Tway (44), $28,860 71-67-72-70Â„280 Keegan Bradley (28), $21,500 67-69-73-72Â„281 Brian Harman (28), $21,500 68-72-71-70Â„281 J.B. Holmes (28), $21,500 69-67-70-75Â„281 Danny Lee (28), $21,500 70-72-72-67Â„281 Andrew Putnam (28), $21,500 70-71-68-72Â„281
Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 NFLBy BARRY WILNERAP PRO FOOTBALL WRITERNEW YORK Â„ Rules changes and national anthem demonstrations seem to have folks inside and outside the NFL obsessed as the opening kickoff of the season approaches. Yes, the Super Bowl champion Eagles and Atlanta Falcons will open things on Thursday night in Philadelphia. What many folks wonder: Will there be any social injustice protests during ÂThe Star-Spangled Banner?ÂŽ And if players, coaches and ofÂ“cials will have a handle on the adjustment to use of the helmet in making a hit. Not to mention the new kickoff rules and, at last, a catch rule that seems to make sense. Those are enough issues to grab attention away from PhillyÂs quarterback situation, as well as the progress of the Â“ve Â“rst-round QB draft choices expected to make their debuts sooner or later. Or from the return from injuries of Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, Richard Sherman, Deshaun Watson, David Johnson and Odell Beckham Jr., to name a few. Or Jon GrudenÂs return to an NFL sideline in Oakland. Plus, Adam VinatieriÂs pursuit of the career points and Â“eld goals marks. WhatÂs ahead through the penultimate day of the 2018 calendar?Rule changesThe preseason has been dominated, even overridden, by discussion of and doubts about the Âhelmet rule.ÂŽ Basically, any player on offense or defense lowering his head and making contact with any part of the helmet is subject to a 15-yard penalty, a Â“ne, and even an ejection. ItÂs a player safety adjustment for which Âthe goal long term is to make the game safer and take out some of these hits that should not be part of the game,ÂŽ says Giants owner John Mara, a member of the competition committee that recommends rules changes to the owners. The concerns on many levels focus on players adjusting to the tackling requirements and ofÂ“cials mastering such calls at full speed. Gene Steratore, who recently retired as an NFL (and college basketball) referee, expects the critical tempest to die down quickly. ÂPlayers will adjust because they are that good,ÂŽ says Steratore, now an analyst for CBS after 15 seasons in the league. ÂOfÂ“cials will, too, because they are that good. There will be a learning curve for all of them, but I think in a fast period of time, a trigger moment will come that will show right before that contact if it is worthy of a Â”ag.ÂŽ The Â“x to the phrasing of the catch rule should eliminate the kind of calls Â„ on Jesse James, Dez Bryant et al Â„ many found bogus. ÂControl. If it looks like a catch and smells like a catch, itÂs a catch,ÂŽ says Troy Vincent, the NFLÂs chief of football operations. Â(The rule) had become convoluted: what you should do, what you shouldnÂt do. It should be clear as day. So our job was to simplify and we put it in practical terms.ÂŽ The other major rule alteration is on kickoffs, where coverage team players no longer can take a running start, and there are regulations on where kick team players can be overall and how they can block. ÂThis is certainly a way of trying to keep the kickoff in the game and attempting to cut down on high-speed collisions,ÂŽ Mara says. ÂThere are a lot of us who donÂt want to take the kickoff out unless we canÂt Â“nd ways to make it safer. It is our most dangerous play.ÂŽNational anthemAnticipation of whether players will demonstrate during the national anthem again this year is high, fueled in part by reactions from President Trump. Players argue that their message about the need for change in communities nationwide has been misconstrued by the president and his followers, including many team owners. With the unilateral policy banning players from any on-Â“eld protests during the anthem on hold as owners and players discuss the issue, no one can be sure whatÂs ahead. Everyone can be sure the topic wonÂt disappear. ÂI think part of the problem is that when you continue the rhetoric that this is controversial or this is somehow a negative thing, people treat it as such,ÂŽ Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says. ÂBut weÂve seen in other leagues when theyÂve decided to amplify the voices of their players to also emphasize the importance of the issues that weÂre raising, and change the narrative away from the anthem, that not only is it more acceptable, the fan base gets educated on what weÂre talking about, and we can actually make some movement.ÂŽRookie QBsBefore we reach 2019, itÂs a near-certainty that Baker MayÂ“eld, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson will get onto the Â“eld. Some likely will be starters, maybe even stamp themselves as stars. Only in Baltimore, where Joe Flacco is the incumbent, is the rookie (Jackson) a long shot to become the No. 1 quarterback this season. The others Â„ ClevelandÂs MayÂ“eld, BuffaloÂs Allen, the JetsÂ Darnold and ArizonaÂs Rosen Â„ are with teams considered outsiders in the playoff chase and it makes sense as early as prudent to see if they are the franchise QBs they were drafted to be.CoachesNew coaches in charge of the Cardinals, Titans, Lions, Giants, Bears and Raiders include four newbies to being in charge: DetroitÂs Matt Patricia, ChicagoÂs Matt Nagy, TennesseeÂs Mike Vrabel and ArizonaÂs Steve Wilks. All of them made their marks as proÂ“cient coordinators and bring freshness and toughness to their franchises. Vrabel, of course, has three Super Bowl rings as a player with New England, which surely earns him some respect in the locker room. If heÂs considered a product of the Belichick coaching tree, though, Vrabel could struggle; few of the Patriots coachÂs protgs have had much success as a head man in the NFL. So the same goes for Patricia, although he has far more experience in coaching. New YorkÂs Pat Shurmur had a short stint in charge in Cleveland and probably didnÂt get a fair shake. The Giants desperately needed a culture change after the 2017 debacle. ÂI have seen just about all I could see from the top of the mountain to having the second pick in the draft,ÂŽ Mara says. ÂLast year still is somewhat of a shock to me, going from a preseason Super Bowl contender to being the second-worst team in the league. It was a perfect storm, just an avalanche of injuries, locker room issues, a relatively inexperienced head coach (Ben McAdoo) who hadnÂt had to deal with any of that in the past, and some draft classes not all that productive. And it adds up to a bad season.ÂŽ Oakland also comes off a bad season following a playoff appearance, and the Raiders made the biggest splash by bringing back (and out of the broadcast booth) Jon Gruden. ThereÂs lots of excitement in the Black Hole and throughout the Bay Area about Gruden, who clearly has stamped his personality on the roster by trading his best player, holdout pass rusher Khalil Mack. ÂI love the Raider fans, I love Oakland, and thatÂs the primary reason why IÂm standing here,ÂŽ he says.Pursuing historyVinatieri is a marvel. The NFLÂs oldest player at 45, he begins his 23rd pro season in range to pass Hall of Famer Morten Andersen as the leading scorer. He was dependable for a decade in New England and then a dozen years in Indianapolis. He needs seven Â“eld goals to pass Andersen (565) for the most Â“eld goals. Andersen scored 2,544 points in a league-record 382 games and Vinatieri needs 58 points to break the record. ÂItÂs one of those things that I havenÂt really though too much about it,ÂŽ he says. ÂIÂm still just trying to help my team win games and keep on putting chapters in this book, and if that happens, fantastic.ÂŽQuestions abound, from anthems to rule changes AP FILE PHOTOIn this Jan. 7 photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, draws a penalty by hitting Bualo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) with helmet-to-helmet contact in the rst half of a wild-card playo football game, in Jacksonville.Fitzpatrick. ÂHeÂs the type of guy people end up liking the Â“rst time they meet him. HeÂs got a good sense of humor. HeÂs dry with his wit. Being a Harvard guy, thatÂs part of it. And obviously, heÂs been around the block.ÂŽ Right tackle Demar Dotson said WinstonÂs presence is felt by every employee at the BucsÂ training facility. ÂOne thing I love about him most, not just as a football player, but the way he conducts himself around the building,ÂŽ Dotson said. ÂHeÂll go up to, letÂs just say the lawn guy, but heÂll call him by their name. It might be Nate who pushes the trash can around here, and heÂs like, ÂwhatÂs up, Nate?ÂŽ Where most people wouldnÂt know these peopleÂs names but he takes a family approach and calls people by their names. What can that do for someone like Nate, who can say, ÂHey Jameis calls me by my name.Â I respect him more for that than as a football player.ÂŽ But itÂs the football player the Bucs will miss Sunday against the Saints. Fitzpatrick went 2-1 as a starter for Tampa Bay last season, beating the Jets and Dolphins before losing to Atlanta. ÂThat was probably the biggest difference for me,ÂŽ Bajakian said. ÂWeÂve been out here on the Â“eld where heÂs been out or limited before. But the offensive meeting room, when that seat is empty, it almost feels like something is off.ÂŽBUCSFROM PAGE 1 NFL: Jacksonville JaguarsBy MARK LONGAP SPORTS WRITERJACKSONVILLE Â„ It wasnÂt too long ago that veteran receiver Donte Moncrief was buried on JacksonvilleÂs depth chart. Moncrief had fallen behind Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and even rookie DJ Chark after missing a week of practice because of a sore knee. Now, four weeks later and following a devastating injury to Lee, Moncrief might be the teamÂs go-to guy heading into the season opener at the New York Giants. He certainly is the unwitting leader of that position group and will be counted on to Â“ll a void created when Lee hurt his left knee in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. ÂThe young guys, they look at me as an older guy,ÂŽ Moncrief said. ÂI just told them, ÂAnybody can be great.Â It just takes the time and passion to go out there and want to be great. Go out there and make plays every day, not just in a game, also in practice, so you can build the trust when it comes down to game time.ÂŽ The Jaguars trusted Moncrief enough to give him a one-year, $9.6 million contract in free agency. The deal was fully guaranteed, a move general manager Dave Caldwell felt he had to do with so much uncertainty at receiver. Jacksonville Â“gured Allen Robinson was gone, was unsure Lee would re-sign, and planned to part with Allen Hurns. The team also had no idea it would get Chark in the second round of the draft. So the Jags targeted Moncrief, hoping his big-play ability would help spread out defenses designed to slow down JacksonvilleÂs run-Â“rst approach The 6-foot-2 Moncrief caught 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with Indianapolis. He missed 11 games the last two seasons because of shoulder and toe injuries. He also endured quarterback chaos, with Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Matt Hasselbeck, Scott Tolzien and Josh Freeman throwing him passes. ÂJust having a chip on my shoulder to go out and show what I actually can do and have a healthy year and come out here and compete and show the league what IÂve got,ÂŽ Moncrief said. ÂI know what IÂm capable of and IÂm going to hold myself to it.ÂŽ Jacksonville is counting on it now, especially without Lee.JaguarsÂ Moncrief takes on bigger role without Lee NFL: New York GiantsBy TOM CANAVANAP SPORTS WRITEREAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Â„ ThereÂs no doubt halfback Saquon Barkley is the most-hyped rookie to join the New York Giants since future Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor donned the blue in 1981. Within weeks of being taken second overall in the draft, the likable 21-year-old from Penn State had the hottest-selling jersey in the NFL. Seemingly half the kids wearing jerseys at training camp had his No. 26 look. When he touched the ball in camp, there were Âoohs and aahsÂ from the fans, and visions of him going to the house in the regular season to help revive a franchise that went 3-13 last season, the second-worst record in the league. Dream time is over. With the season opener at home against 2017 AFC runner-up Jacksonville on Sunday, itÂs time for Barkley to live up to the hype, just as Taylor did after also being taken with the No. 2 overall pick. ÂI just want to play,ÂŽ Barkley said after a short practice Monday. ÂItÂs Â“nally here. The season is Â“nally here. I didnÂt get to play as much as I would like in the preseason, but now itÂs here and it counts now, so I am just excited to get on the road. You can tell, the energy of the team is high and weÂre all just excited for this game and this season.ÂŽ Barkley had four carries in the preseason for 43 yards. The number was originally reported as Â“ve after the Â“rst preseason game against Cleveland, but an ofÂ“cial review silently changed it. It stayed at four after Barkley slightly strained a hamstring on Aug. 13 and didnÂt play in the Â“nal three preseason games. It was a precautionary move. ÂThe one week I didnÂt get that much practice, but after that I was back on my normal schedule,ÂŽ he said. ÂI feel pretty conÂ“dent and I feel pretty good. I just have to continue to attack practice and get better. For the next week, Barkley plans to immerse himself in watching videotapes of the JaguarsÂ defense, a group that last season was the best in franchise history and is loaded with Pro Bowl players. Barkley has set some personal goals, but he hopes to focus on his next play. ÂIÂm not a numbers type of guy who says I need this many yards, this many touchdowns,ÂŽ Barkley said. ÂMy goal is to attack every single day and get better every single day. The rest of the stuff will take care of itself.ÂŽGiantsÂ Saquon Barkley eager for much-hyped debut
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 agree to set prices. In this case the price being payments to athletes. Now itÂs the NCAAÂs burden at this trial to show that the restraint is justiÂ“ed by some pro-competitive justiÂ“cation.ÂŽ The NCAA counters that altering amateurism rules would lead to payfor-play, fundamentally damaging college sports and harming academic integration of athletes. ÂAs was demonstrated in the OÂBannon case, the NCAA will show that our rules are essential to providing educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of student-athletes across the country,ÂŽ NCAA general counsel Donald Remy said in a statement. ÂWe are proud that many student-athletes can receive a college education debt-free, access to resources that ensure greater academic success, and an experience that will pay dividends for a lifetime. Allowing paid professionals to replace student-athletes on college campuses would change the face of college sports as we know it.ÂŽ The bench trial will be heard and decided by Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California in Oakland. Wilken is the same judge who ruled on the so-called OÂBannon case, which challenged the NCAAÂs right to use athletesÂ names, images and likenesses without compensation. The case produced a mix ruling that eventually went to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wilken ruled schools should be permitted, but not required, to compensate athletes for use of their name, image and likeness, with payments capped at $5,000 per year. The appeals court overturned that and said payments ÂuntetheredÂŽ to education were not required by schools. Wilken also ruled the NCAA is required to allow schools to factor in their federally determined cost of attendance into the value of an athletic scholarship. That is now common practice in major college sports, though schools were already moving toward NCAA legislation allowing for cost of attendance when Wilken made her ruling. The plaintiffs will argue implementation of cost-of-attendance stipends prove paying athletes even more would not hurt college sports. ÂThis shows that fans donÂt really care about payments to student athletes,ÂŽ Berman said. ÂAs for academic integration, that is a falsity as athletes arenÂt integrated now and indeed schools are building lavish factices where they say the athlete never has to leave. Check out the YouTube video of the new Clemson facility.ÂŽ The Alston case is set to last about two weeks and WilkenÂs ruling could come as soon as December or possibly January.NCAAFROM PAGE 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South FloridaBy JOEY KNIGHTTAMPA BAY TIMESA look at Georgia Tech, which faces USF at noon Saturday at Raymond James Stadium (on ABC): Nickame: Yellow Jackets Record: 1-0 (defeated Alcorn State, 41-0, on Saturday) Coach: Paul Johnson (11th season at Georgia Tech, 76-54; 22nd season overall, 183-93) Preseason rank: None The breakdown: While the JacketsÂ 41-0 romp of Alcorn State (which received a $375,000 paycheck) appeared impressive on paper, Johnson was underwhelmed with his offense. Senior QB TaQuon Marshall, in his second year of operating Georgia TechÂs Â”exbone triple option, completed only four of 12 passes in the Â“rst half and Â“nished 9-for-18. ÂHe can play so much better than he played (Saturday),ÂŽ Johnson said. For Marshall, who completed only 37.1 percent of his passes last season, being able to stretch the Â“eld periodically is essential to the effectiveness of JohnsonÂs scheme, which churned out 439 rushing yards Saturday. In their base formation, the Jackets will employ two outside receivers, two ÂA-backsÂŽ (wingbacks), a B-back (fullback) and no tight end. The result is some midline option, inside veer and other ground variations requiring tremendous eye discipline by defenders. Four players ran for at least 70 yards Saturday, but 208-pound junior B-back KirVonte Benson (a 1,000-yard rusher last season) may be the most dangerous. The backs are protected by a veteran front; three linemen who started Saturday were returners. Defensively, the Jackets Â„ who run a 3-4 under new coordinator Nate Woody Â„ held the Division I-AA Braves to 146 total yards and let them cross midÂ“eld only twice (once on a fumble). Odds & ends: The Bulls and Yellow Jackets never have played each other. Âƒ Johnson typically uses no play sheet, instead sending in plays via his receivers. Âƒ Bulls defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary spent six seasons at Tech (2004-09) as linebackers coach, the last two under Johnson. He left to join Charlie StrongÂs inaugural staff at Louisville. Âƒ The Jackets roster includes Plant alumnus Kyle CergeHenderson, a senior defensive end who had two tackles against Alcorn State. Audible: ÂThe thing weÂve got to do is get off blocks. ItÂs going to come down to assignment football Â„ who has the QB, who has the dive, who has the pitch. If we can get all three of those things handled, then we have a chance. We know this, offensively, our possessions are going to be limited because theyÂre a ball-control offense. So when we do get the ball on offense, weÂve got to take advantage of the opportunities.ÂŽ Â„ USF coach Charlie StrongKnow the foe: Georgia Tech COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FloridaBy MATT BAKERTAMPA BAY TIMESGAINESVILLE Â„ Florida defensive backs typically donÂt lack for conÂ“dence. ThatÂs certainly the case this week against Kentucky, which has a 31-game losing streak to the Gators. ÂItÂs 31, right?ÂŽ defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said Monday. ÂItÂll be 32 after Saturday.ÂŽ ÂAt the end of the day, they got some good players. TheyÂre disciplined. They play us hard every year. They coming in with a chip on their shoulder that they can beat us. ItÂs going to be in The Swamp. So, at the end of the day, our team though is capable, and we know whatÂs going to happen Saturday. We just got to go out there and play, execute our game plan and just do what we got to do.ÂŽ The last guarantee I remember coming from the Gators didnÂt work so well. Remember when the ducks pulled the truck in Knoxville? Regardless, coach Dan Mullen said the past is irrelevant to the SEC opener. ÂI imagine someday the streak will be broken,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂThatÂs just the nature of sports, right? I donÂt want to be the one that does it.ÂŽChauncey Gardner-Johnson on GatorsÂ streak over Kentucky: ÂItÂll be 32 after SaturdayÂ AP PHOTOCharleston Southern quarterback London Johnson (1) is sacked by Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (23) for a 7-yard loss during the rst half on Saturday, in Gainesville. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: MiamiBy TIM REYNOLDSAP SPORTS WRITERCORAL GABLES Â„ Mark RichtÂs tenure as coach at Miami has been a constant run of streaks: Win his Â“rst four games, then lose his next fours, then win 15 consecutive times, and now lose another four in a row. HeÂs ready for the pendulum to start swinging the other way again. And it should begin moving in that direction Saturday, when the Hurricanes host Savannah State. Beating an overmatched opponent this coming weekend wonÂt dull the sting from a season-opening 33-17 loss to LSU Â„ but in a very disappointed locker room after that game, Richt tried to convince his team that every trophy they want to touch this season is still within reach. ÂIf youÂre going to lose a game, it might as well be the Â“rst one,ÂŽ Richt said. ÂPeople tend to kind of forget about it if you play well as the season goes along. ThatÂs what I told the team.ÂŽ His point makes sense. The LSU loss doesnÂt hurt Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference race, which is the springboard to every other goal on their checklist for 2018. But even so, after the opener was mostly a debacle, this will not be a pleasant next few days for Miami (0-1). The Hurricanes are sure to drop from the No. 8 spot in TuesdayÂs AP Top 25 poll and will probably freefall on the ballots of many voters who saw how lopsided things looked when LSU led 33-3 after three quarters. There will be adjustments to the depth chart, and quarterback Malik Rosier Â„ who was 15 for 35 against LSU Â„ might even hear some boos from fans at MiamiÂs home opener against Savannah State. Rosier had moments where he looked fantastic, leading two touchdown drives that got Miami within some sort of striking distance in the Â“nal 15 minutes. He also had more than a few moments where he misÂ“red, sometimes badly. LSU picked Rosier off twice, had plenty of other interception opportunities, and had no trouble putting him under pressure. ÂHe certainly made a few great throws and made some great plays,ÂŽ Richt said. ÂWe just dug the hole so deep, it was very difÂ“cult to dig out. But we did make it interesting there for a minute. ThatÂs about the best I can say for that.ÂŽ Rosier started 6 for 10 passing. He then completed four of his next 15 throws, with two interceptions in that stretch, as the game turned into an LSU runaway. ÂWe have a long season,ÂŽ Rosier said. ÂI feel like if we go out and we win every game ... we still have a chance.ÂŽ In other words, this is where a hot streak would come in handy. Miami should still be favored, probably considerably, in each of its next four games. Savannah State is a FCS school thatÂs dropping to Division II next year and is coming off a 52-0 loss to UAB. The Hurricanes then go to Toledo, play host to FIU and conference foe North Carolina. Win all those, and LSU becomes a distant memory. Slip up again, and who knows what happens from there.RichtÂs message to Miami: All goals are still within reach COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Stat WatchBy ERIC OLSONAP COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITERThe nationÂs top returning passer is off to another impressive start. North TexasÂ Mason Fine hit a career-high 40 of 50 passes in the Mean GreenÂs 46-23 win over SMU on Saturday for the most completions in a Football Bowl Subdivision game. His 444 passing yards were a weekend best and ranks No. 2 nationally this season to the 537 by Colorado StateÂs K.J. Carta-Samuels against Hawaii on Aug. 25. Fine, a junior from Peggs, Oklahoma, was Conference USA offensive player of the year in 2017 after completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 4,052 yards and 31 touchdowns. Fine has emerged as one of the top Group of Five quarterbacks. North Texas was the only FBS program to offer him a scholarship, largely because he was just 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds when he was a high school senior. He now weighs 185. Two seasons and one game into his career, heÂs a 63-percent passer and already No. 5 on the school career passing yards chart (6,068).200 ClubThe Â“rst three members of this seasonÂs 200-yard rushing club are Texas A&MÂs Trayveon Williams, MississippiÂs Scottie Phillips and SyracuseÂs Eric Dungey. Williams went for 240 yards on 20 carries against Northwestern State before leaving early in the third quarter. It was the second-best rushing performance in A&M history behind the 297 yards Bob Smith ran for against SMU in 1950. Phillips, a junior-college transfer for Mississippi, had 204 yards on 16 runs against Texas Tech, the most by an Ole Miss running back making his debut. Dungey turned in the fourth 200-yard rushing game by a quarterback in Atlantic Coast Conference history when he went for a career-high and school QB-record 200 against Western Michigan.HanginÂ 70Seven teams hit the 70-point mark all last season. Three hung at least that many points on overmatched opening opponents. Fresno StateÂs 79-13 win over Idaho marked the most points by a Football Bowl Subdivision team since Missouri scored the same number against Delaware State in 2016. Ohio State matched its record for points in an opener, set against Bowling Green two years ago, by beating Oregon State 7731. Nevada beat Portland State 72-19, tying the most scored by the Wolf Pack at home since a 72-0 win over North Texas in 1991.Long playsThe bar has been set for longest plays from scrimmage. Longest pass belongs to ColoradoÂs Steven Montez, who connected with Laviska Shenault for an 89-yard touchdown against Colorado State. Justice Hill of Oklahoma State has the longest run, a 92-yarder against Missouri State that ended 2 yards short of the end zone.Stat of the weekFeleipe Franks threw Â“ve touchdown passes in the Â“rst half against Charleston Southern in Dan MullenÂs Â“rst game coaching Florida. The Gators threw a total of 10 TDs in 2017 under Jim McElwain and Randy Shannon.Mighty Fine: North Texas QB completes nation-best 40 passes AP PHOTONorth Texas quarterback Mason Fine (6) prepares to begin a play against SMU on Saturday.
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 playoff event outside Philadelphia. And he would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of U.S. captain Jim FurykÂs three Ryder Cup picks to be announced Tuesday. The idea is to Â“nd the hottest player to Â“ll out the team, and no one has been close to DeChambeau over the last two weeks. The 24-year-old Californian is known as the ÂMad ScientistÂŽ for his approach to the game, from his single-length clubs (34 inches, roughly the length of a 7-iron), to his work on biomechanics to the calculations that go into every shot. Nine calculations, to be exact. DeChambeau doesnÂt want to give away all his secrets, but they range from yardage and wind to air pressure and adrenaline. ÂHeÂs facing the biggest and best Â“elds,ÂŽ Rose said. ÂThereÂs a lot of conjecture about how he goes about it. But when he delivers as he is now, it just proves it.ÂŽ How much better can he get? ÂYou can always get better,ÂŽ DeChambeau said. ÂHow much? I would say it depends on what I can do in the restrictions of my biomechanics. So itÂs all about error tolerances and being ... less sensitive to error. So that when you do feel like you mess up, itÂs not going to be that big of a mess-up. I hope that makes sense. ÂBut I can say there is another level.ÂŽ DeChambeau, who started the year at No. 99 in the world, moved to No. 7, one spot past Rory McIlroy. He Â“nished at 16-under 268 and made $1,620,000 for the second straight week. Starting the Â“nal round one shot behind Abraham Ancer, and among 10 players within four shots of the lead, DeChambeau had a two-putt birdie from 50 feet on No. 7, took the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 220-yard eighth hole, and then hit his approach to 6 feet to a back right pin at No. 9 for his third straight birdie. Cameron Smith of Australia tried to make a run at him with a pair of late birdies, but DeChambeau answered with a birdie on No. 15 to keep his lead at two shots. Needing an eagle to catch him on the par-5 18th, Smith came up short and into the hazard and made bogey. Rose birdied three of his last four holes for a 68 and wound up alone in second. Ancer couldnÂt keep pace, dropping three shots in the tough four-hole stretch early on the back nine. The 27-year-old Mexican hit into hazard on the 18th and Â“nished with a bogey for a 73. The small consolation for Ancer was moving from No. 92 to No. 56, which at least made him among the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship at Aronimink.FEDEXFROM PAGE 1 TODAY / TONIGHTThunderstormHumid with patchy cloudsHIGH 90 LOW 7555% chance of rain 20% chance of rainHumid with a blend of sun and clouds91 / 7425% chance of rain WEDNESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA shower and t-storm around in the p.m.90 / 7460% chance of rain THURSDAYCouple of thunderstorms89 / 7465% chance of rain FRIDAYSome sun, a t-storm possible in the p.m.90 / 7530% chance of rain SUNDAYA shower in the morning, then a t-storm89 / 7455% chance of rain SATURDAY 1 2 3 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 210-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE8389971019791Air Quality Index readings as of MondayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Monday Sebring through 2 p.m. Monday Venice through 2 p.m. Monday24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. Trace Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.83ÂŽ Year to date 48.70ÂŽ Normal year to date 38.02ÂŽ Record 3.07ÂŽ (1977) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. 0.34ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.00ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.79ÂŽ Year to date 32.82ÂŽ Normal year to date 36.63ÂŽ Record 3.07ÂŽ (1977) High/Low 82/76 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 95 (1996) Record Low 68 (1979) High/Low 83/75 High/Low 88/77 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 98 (1988) Record Low 69 (1956)Pollen Index readings as of Monday 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. 12.37 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. Trace 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 48.70 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 Wed.Apalachicola 84 77 t 87 76 c Bradenton 89 76 t 89 75 pc Clearwater 89 77 t 90 77 pc Coral Springs 89 80 t 90 79 pc Daytona Beach 87 76 t 88 77 pc Fort Lauderdale 87 79 t 88 79 pc Fort Myers 89 75 t 91 74 pc Gainesville 89 74 t 91 75 pc Jacksonville 88 75 t 89 73 t Key Largo 88 80 t 87 80 pc Key West 90 82 t 89 81 pc Lakeland 89 75 t 90 74 pc Melbourne 90 80 t 91 79 pc Miami 88 77 t 89 75 pc Naples 89 76 t 91 74 t Ocala 88 74 t 90 74 pc Okeechobee 88 75 t 88 72 pc Orlando 88 76 t 90 76 pc Panama City 82 73 r 85 75 c Pensacola 83 74 r 84 75 r Pompano Beach 89 81 c 89 80 pc St. Augustine 86 78 t 87 77 t St. Petersburg 89 77 t 91 76 pc Sarasota 89 75 t 90 74 pc Tallahassee 85 73 t 89 74 c Tampa 90 77 t 92 77 pc Vero Beach 88 75 t 89 75 pc West Palm Beach 89 77 t 89 79 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 12:19a 3:23a 9:46a 6:33p Wed. 1:57a 4:47a 11:06a 7:42p Today 8:23a 1:39a --4:49p Wed. 12:34a 3:03a 9:43a 5:58p Today 7:00a 3:42p ----Wed. 8:44a 4:41p ----Today 12:51a 3:52a 10:18a 7:02p Wed. 2:29a 5:16a 11:38a 8:11p Today 6:38a 12:18a 10:49p 3:28p Wed. 7:58a 1:42a 11:38p 4:37p ESE 10-15 2-3 Light E 10-20 2-3 ModerateFt. Myers 89/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 92/76 storms all day Sarasota 89/75 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLENew Sep 9 First Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Last Oct 2 Today 1:36 a.m. 3:34 p.m. Wednesday 2:33 a.m. 4:34 p.m. Today 7:09 a.m. 7:45 p.m. Wednesday 7:09 a.m. 7:44 p.m. Today 1:17a 7:32a 1:47p 8:02p Wed. 2:12a 8:27a 2:42p 8:57p Thu. 3:06a 9:22a 3:37p 9:52p GORDON Monterrey 94/72 Chihuahua 84/64 Los Angeles 81/65 Washington 93/77 New York 92/77 Miami 88/77 Atlanta 88/73 Detroit 90/72 Houston 84/75 Kansas City 84/71 Chicago 90/73 Minneapolis 77/63 El Paso 93/71 Denver 79/53 Billings 68/48 San Francisco 72/56 Seattle 75/55 Toronto 80/69 Montreal 79/64 Winnipeg 66/41 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. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 09/4/18 Today Wed. Today Wed. Today Wed. Today Wed.Albuquerque 83 60 pc 81 58 pc Anchorage 63 48 s 64 50 pc Atlanta 88 73 pc 89 73 pc Baltimore 93 74 s 93 73 s Billings 68 48 pc 79 54 s Birmingham 91 72 pc 88 74 c Boise 89 59 s 95 63 s Boston 87 69 pc 84 70 pc Buffalo 84 71 pc 88 70 s Burlington, VT 82 65 pc 89 72 pc Charleston, WV 91 70 pc 90 69 s Charlotte 90 73 s 90 72 t Chicago 90 73 s 86 63 t Cincinnati 91 70 s 89 70 s Cleveland 91 74 s 92 72 s Columbia, SC 94 74 s 94 73 t Columbus, OH 92 73 s 91 72 s Concord, NH 88 60 pc 88 66 pc Dallas 84 73 t 89 74 t Denver 79 53 t 72 55 t Des Moines 84 66 t 73 61 t Detroit 90 72 s 91 69 s Duluth 74 55 r 68 48 pc Fairbanks 55 45 sh 56 46 pc Fargo 74 48 t 69 46 pc Hartford 90 66 pc 88 68 pc Helena 73 43 c 82 50 s Honolulu 90 77 sh 89 77 pc Houston 84 75 t 88 75 t Indianapolis 90 70 t 90 70 s Jackson, MS 92 72 s 81 72 r Kansas City 84 71 c 78 68 t Knoxville 90 70 pc 89 70 t Las Vegas 96 77 s 97 78 s Los Angeles 81 65 pc 82 65 pc Louisville 93 74 s 91 73 s Memphis 93 73 s 89 74 t Milwaukee 86 72 s 81 61 t Minneapolis 77 63 t 74 56 pc Montgomery 87 73 c 87 73 c Nashville 93 73 s 90 73 pc New Orleans 85 76 r 86 78 r New York City 92 77 s 87 75 s Norfolk, VA 89 73 s 88 73 s Oklahoma City 77 66 t 80 68 t Omaha 78 67 t 74 63 r Philadelphia 93 77 s 92 75 s Phoenix 101 81 s 102 80 s Pittsburgh 90 71 s 90 72 s Portland, ME 84 61 pc 79 65 pc Portland, OR 83 55 s 89 59 s Providence 90 67 pc 83 67 pc Raleigh 91 71 pc 90 68 s Salt Lake City 86 61 s 87 64 pc St. Louis 92 74 s 91 71 t San Antonio 90 75 pc 91 74 t San Diego 78 67 pc 79 69 pc San Francisco 72 56 pc 72 55 pc Seattle 75 55 pc 80 56 s Washington, DC 93 77 s 93 76 s Amsterdam 75 60 sh 73 59 sh Baghdad 110 77 s 110 76 s Beijing 89 64 s 89 67 pc Berlin 78 56 s 76 56 pc Buenos Aires 70 52 s 73 54 pc Cairo 98 77 s 97 75 s Calgary 56 36 c 67 41 s Cancun 88 78 t 89 77 pc Dublin 62 46 s 64 45 c Edmonton 57 31 c 65 36 s Halifax 79 60 sh 75 64 pc Kiev 86 62 s 81 58 pc London 73 56 pc 70 51 pc Madrid 89 63 pc 87 59 s Mexico City 75 56 t 73 56 t Montreal 79 64 pc 88 69 pc Ottawa 80 62 pc 88 64 pc Paris 73 61 c 76 59 c Regina 62 33 c 70 39 s Rio de Janeiro 75 66 pc 71 64 sh Rome 79 62 s 82 64 s St. JohnÂs 69 53 sh 60 52 pc San Juan 88 78 sh 88 77 s Sydney 64 53 sh 66 55 sh Tokyo 87 77 r 88 78 r Toronto 80 69 c 88 68 t Vancouver 70 54 pc 73 55 c Winnipeg 66 41 pc 65 43 sHigh ...................... 99 at McAllen, TXLow ........................ 26 at Stanley, ID(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85Rain from the remains of Tropical Storm Norma caused disastrous Â” oods in Arizona on Sept. 4, 1970. Q: Why do most Atlantic hurricanes form in late summer?A: Ocean water temperatures are warmest. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 90/75 88/75 89/75 89/75 89/75 89/75 88/74 88/73 88/74 90/77 89/76 88/78 89/76 89/75 90/75 92/76 89/75 90/75 90/75 89/75 90/76 90/75 91/74 89/77 90/75 88/77 89/77 90/75 90/75 90/76 89/76 89/75 89/75 89/77 88/78 89/75 89/76 90/75Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 time he needed to make the throw. ÂThere were some last minute pickups where an offensive lineman would peel back and pick up a defender that leaked through a backside gap, giving our quarterback just a hair more time,ÂŽ Ingman said. ÂThere have been plenty of times where theyÂre 20 yards down Â“eld and they spring a block that allows us to gain another 15 yards or score. ÂWe emphasize a lot on chasing the ball and playing with effort and these guys have really taken ownership on that.ÂŽ The big show happens on Friday, but the work gets put in throughout the week. Whether itÂs waddling their large bodies through the 4-foot-tall chutes or imposing their will on blocking sleds or tackling dummies, theyÂre constantly working to improve. Their driving force, is giving their teammates across the line of scrimmage trouble as often as possible. ItÂs a constant competition with both position groups trying to embarrass the other in the name of development. ÂWe get each other better,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂIf weÂre going hard they have to elevate their play or theyÂre gonna get dominated and same the other way. ThatÂs when you can tell itÂs a good practice when you kind of have that mindset that IÂm about to embarrass the D-lineman in front of me.ÂŽ ÂIt makes it fun,ÂŽ Mandile added. ÂIron sharpens iron, itÂs as simple as that.ÂŽ In past years, the offensive line has had its hands full with a multitude of elite pass rushers. Last year the strongest man in Florida, Devin Leacock, was wreaking havoc on the line and Port Charlotte now has DevinÂs not-so-little brother Brandon, who is rising from his shadow. With all the talent on the other side of the ball, it does nothing but grow the experience of the opposite line. ÂThose guys have been training against Devin Leacock, Ludison Jeanty and Tommy Joyce these last three years,ÂŽ Ingman said. ÂTheyÂve played against an offensive line these past four years thatÂs been very tough, which has helped We want Monday and Thursday to be a lot easier harder than Friday.ÂŽ Praise isnÂt always received directly from the fans in the stands, but is always made well-known by their teammates. ItÂs a thankless job for sure, but one thatÂs needed. ÂWe get the credit from the team,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂThey see us when they come off the Â“eld and know weÂre grinding. Even though we donÂt get it from the crowd, the teamÂs always giving us love.ÂŽPIRATEFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY TOM OÂNEILLAbove: Port Charlotte Pirates oensive lineman Anthony Mandile (56) left, and Evan Smith ((53) drill under the chute during football practice at Port Charlotte High School. Port Charlotte Pirates oensive lineman Caden Marcum (50) celebrates Tyler PerryÂs (10) touchdown recetption during the second quarter against South Fort Myers, Friday, at PortCharlotte High School.