Charlotte sun herald

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Charlotte sun herald
Uniform Title:
Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
Running title:
Sun herald
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Charlotte Harbor, FL
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Charlotte County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Also issued on microfilm from Crest Technologies.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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36852667 ( OCLC )
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BILL DAILY, SIDEKICK ON HIT 60s AND 70s SITCOMS, DIES AT 91Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms I Dream of JeannieŽ and The Bob Newhart Show,Ž has died of natur al causes. See The News Wire Vol. 126 | Issue No. 252 AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $3.00 AN EDITION OF THE SUNSunday, September 9, 2018High 88 Low 7545 percent chance of rainPulitzer Prize winner2016 CHARLIE SAYSA year older and wiser. CALL US ATFIND US ONLINE CHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNPolice Beat ........10 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7 Calendar ..............8OUR TOWNObituaries ...........6 Local News ....2-6,9NEWS WIREComics/Puzzles ....5-7 Nation .................8 State ...................2 World ..................3SPORTSLocal Sports ........3 Lottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2 Weather ..............8INDEX SUNDAY EDITION $3.00 705252000753By SOMMER BROKAWSUN CORRESPONDENTHurricane Irma woke folks up and brought them together 13 years after Charley devastated Charlotte Harbor. I think what Irma did was it poked the bear, and it woke everyone up again,Ž said John Livingston, president of Sarasota Community Organizations Active in Disaster. It had been more than a dozen years since really any serious storm had happened. It truly takes the community to come together and work hand in hand with the local government to make a difference in the lives of those who are affected.Ž The storm, which begin as a tropical wave near the Cape Verde on Aug. 30, 2017, became a huge Category 5 hurricane, reaching 185 mph winds within six days. It ravaged the Caribbean before passing over Cubas mountainous terrain, where it weakened to a Category 4, but turned north to make landfall in Cudjoe Key in South Florida on S ept. 10, traditionally the peak day of hurricane season. It slowed again to a Category 3, and made another landfall on Marco Island a short while later, with gusts of 142 mph reported in Naples. After its initial entry into Collier County, winds diminished to around 100 mph or less by the time it hit the local area, where it caused power outages, drained resources, led to evacuations, downed trees, damaged seawalls, ”ooded some streets, and left months of cleaning up debris. The size of it and everything really got our attention,Ž said Celebrate Recovery Pastor Rob Rafter of Edgewater United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, who also works at Cheney Brothers. Hurricane Charley, we were kind of naive to it,Ž Rafter added, since it initially appeared headed north to Tampa, and then the infamous wobble,Ž to the east led it ripping through Charlotte Harbor with 145 mph winds. Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane said emergency managers have seen the impact of increased attention after Irma.Irma’s 1-year anniversary brings heightened awarenessPoked the bear and it woke everyone up again SUN PHOTO BY TOM ONEILLA home that was damaged during Hurricane Irma has been replaced in La Casa Mobile Home Park in North Port. SUN PHOTO BY TOM ONEILLDamage from Hurricane Irma in La Casa Mobile Home Park in North Port, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. PHOTO BY NOAA GOES PROJECT VIA GETTY IMAGESIn this NOAA handout image, NOAAs GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moves towards the Florida Coast in 2017. Hurricane Irma barreled through Atlantic and Caribbean nations en route to a destructive encounter with Southwest Florida. THE BOTTOM LINEThis is the first of a two-part series marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irmas battering of Charlotte County and Southwest Florida. COMING MONDAY: Where will residents go the next time a major storm is forecast to smack the region? ONLINE: Find this story on by searching IrmaŽ and take the poll: Whats your best option if you felt a dangerous hurricane might come through the area? IRMA | 4By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERElections supervisors in Charlotte and Sarasota counties are working to comply with a federal judges ruling late Friday that they must provide sample ballots in Spanish „ just as they do in English. Like 30 other Florida counties, Charlotte and Sarasota counties were named in litigation “led in August by a coalition of groups and an Alachua County resident. The litigation argued in part that the Voting Rights Act ensures people educated in schools where the predominant language isnt English, should not be denied the right to vote, the News Service of Florida reported. Plaintiffs also pointed to an in”ux of people who came to Florida counties following Hurricane Maria last year from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico „ where many are not educated primarily in English. Counties will now need to provide signage and notice in Spanish on their websites. Counties will not be required to provide of“cial Spanishlanguage ballots, though, with the November General Election coming up so soon, according to a preliminary injunction written by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker Friday afternoon. Local elections supervisors con“rmed they will comply with Walkers ruling. Charlotte County has, and always will, comply with the law, no matter what it takes,Ž said Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis. And, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner said: Efforts are already underway to comply with the courts ruling for the upcoming election.Ž The decision was made in Sample ballots in Spanish coming soonLocal counties will comply with court rulingBALLOTS | 4By BETSY CALVERTSTAFF WRITERThe “rst phase of a long awaited Harbor Walk construction project is both nearing completion and awaiting repairs in Charlotte Harbor. The planned pedestrian waterfront walkway is aimed at improving quality of life, and will give residents and visitors another way to enjoy the natural area. A phase designated as 1aŽ is 575 feet of pedestrian promenade along the Charlotte Harbor waterfront at Live Oak Point. Although it was completed in 2016, it is currently closed and awaiting repairs for damage in”icted last year by Hurricane Irma, according to information from the county.Gateway Harbor Walk slowly moving forward in Charlotte HarborSome Irma damage still requires repair SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONA high tide rises up to meet unnished portions of Gateway Harbor Walk.WALK | 4


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. Rates as follows plus 7% Florida Sales Tax: Monthly Bank/ Credit Card ......................$40.50 3 Months .......................$121.50 6 Months .......................$243.00 1 Year ...........................$485.99Does not include Waterline and TV Times. Effective May 18, you can add the TV Times or Waterline for an additional monthly charge of $1.00 each. Above rates do not include sales tax.Subscribers residing in outlying areas may incur additional delivery charge. Mail subscription rates: Rates as follows (advance payment required): 7 Days 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $154.07 $276.35 $492.11 Sunday Only 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $71.89 $144.61 $243.54Above rates do not include sales tax.Single Copy rates Daily $1.50 Sunday $3.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. Sun Newspapers CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY Delivery should be expected prior to 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. Redelivery hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Customer Service hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Call Customer Service for our current specials. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call or visit your local office. Charlotte: 941-206-1300 23170 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte Englewood: 941-681-3000 120 W. 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 Publisher ..................................................Glen Nickerson ..............941-205-6400 Executive Editor........................................Jim Gouvellis .................941-206-1134 Circulation Director ..................................Mark Yero ......................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor.........................................Craig Garrett .................863-494-3925 Charlotte Sun Editor .................................Garry Overbey ...............941-206-1143 North Port Sun General Manager .............Mike Ruiz ......................941-564-3284 North Port Sun Editor ...............................Scott Lawson ................941-429-3002 Englewood Sun Publisher ........................Carol Y. Moore ...............941-681-3031 Englewood Sun Editor ..............................Chris Porter ...................941-681-3022 Editorial Page Editor .................................Steve Baumann .............941-681-3003SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of Alliance for Audited Media For vacation holds, please call Customer Service at 941-206-1300. By ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITERAn incarcerated Punta Gorda attorney has been inde“nitely suspended from the Florida Bar, according to a recent press release. Steven P. Burch pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin last month, and his sentencing is scheduled for October. He has been in custody since the court revoked his bond earlier this summer, after multiple violations of the terms of his pretrial release. A Supreme Court “ling states: In June 2018, [Burch] abandoned his law practice after being arrested and detained until trial for violating the conditions of his pretrial release in a federal criminal case where he was charged with several felonies.Ž The original petition for emergency suspension “led earlier this year stated Burch appears to be causing great public harm by abandoning his law practice and clients legal matters, and failing to protect his clients interests.Ž Burch was arrested on a federal indictment in November 2016 after attempting to use drug shipment tracking numbers to get leniency on a DUI case in Sarasota County. His former client shipped the drugs from California to Florida, and his wife provided the tracking numbers on a disposable phone. All three were charged in connection with the case and each have pleaded guilty. As part of Burchs plea, he must forfeit his law license. Local attorney Russell Kirshy stated the Florida Bar didnt suspend Burch until now, because the Bars main concern is prejudice toward clients. Initially, Burch had others appearing in court on his behalf but his plea means he will be unable to represent clients and continue his business. If Im an attorney and abandoned my law practice thats not really a big deal unless I have clients [affected by it],Ž Kirshy said. If Im at the height of my career and abandon my practice then thats a serious problem, and the Bar wants to act as quickly as possible when that happens.Ž Kirshy said while Burch was still presumed innocent, the Bar was in a dif“cult position. He was just recently convicted and that kind of gave the bar the kick in the pants to say, Well, now hes not only in custody, but hes going to be forfeiting his license,Ž Kirshy said. Kirshy said he knew Burch well and was surprised when he learned of his arrest back in 2016. The allegation was so outside of the character of the person I know, I was completely shocked,Ž he said. He got a DUI; thats kind of not that surprising because a lot of decent upstanding members of the community get DUIs. [...] But what was shocking to me was he was accused of attempting to get out of trouble by conspiring with somebody else to get drugs into the state of Florida and then turn them in so he could get out of trouble in the DUI case. That was horrifying. That doesnt make any sense and that doesnt agree with the character of the person I knew when I “rst met him.ŽEmail: aeasker@sun-herald.comIncarcerated local attorney suspended from Fla. Bar STEVEN P. BURCHRotonda Womans Club meetingThe GFWC Rotonda West Womans Club will have its “rst meeting for fall Sept. 13 at the Rotonda West Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle in Broadmoor Park. Social hour 9:30-10 a.m., followed by the regular meeting from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests will be three girls who attended the Hugh OBrian Youth leadership program this summer to talk about their experiences. Membership is not exclusive to Rotonda West residents; guests COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSwelcome. For membership, contact Chairperson Clare Imrie, 941-214-8553. For more information, visit at TringaliTringali Park Recreation Center, 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood will begin its 2018 Fall Super Mini Sports programs Monday The four-week program format is designed to introduce children age 4-6 to basketball, ”ag football and tennis. Each sport will be held at Tringali Recreation Center from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The cost of each sport is $20 per child and $10 for an additional family member. Athletic shoes and registration are required. Register at apm.activecommunites. com/charlottecounty”/ home or at Tringali Park Recreation Center. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 There have been a lot of requests for public presentations, and weve been emphasizing the need for people to get ready early and have a plan,Ž McCrane said. More than 20,000 people “lled shelters in Sarasota and Charlotte counties, reports show. McCrane said that because Irma was at one point a Category 5, and Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston only a couple weeks earlier people were extremely nervous,Ž and it caused major evacuations to the point that some people evacuated where they really didnt have to.Ž Its a life ship, not a cruise ship,Ž he added. Its a last resort, but we have them for those that need them.Ž Charlotte County Emergency Management Director Jerry Mallet said its too early to tell the effect Irma will have on upcoming evacuations. Thats going to be hard to tell because the storm was predicted to be so bad, and it wasnt; it may make people think twice before evacuating or because there was so many dif“culties in evacuation it may make them be more prepared and leave e arlier, so that remains to be seen,Ž Mallet said. The past week, Florence, Gordon and other potential storm systems that have spun off Africa in recent days and have the potential to reach the Florida coast have served as a reminder of the possible threat. Read more about residents Irma experiences and whether theyd evacuate for the next dangerous storm in Mondays Sun newspapers.Lessons learned?David Schutte, youth pastor at the Edgewater United Methodist Church, said that Charley ripped off the roof of the church, and ”ooded everything, and then, the building contractor, who they had paid, ran off without doing the work. A week before Irma hit, the church had just paid off repairs from Charley. We thought we would pay off the building from Charley and immediately be hit by another hurricane,Ž Schutte said. Its just being more cautious about who you trust especially after a major event. There was a lot of people who like to take advantage of people when disaster hit, and everyone was looking for the quickest “x.Ž The lesson learned is really digging into who youre hiring, just take the time and really invest in researching who youre paying to “x your roof; dont just get the “rst person,Ž he said. Charley was a mixed blessing, but there was so much good that came out of it that was fundamental in shaping who we are as a church, how we serve.ŽSilver lining?Charley was awful, but the way God worked in the awfulness was really cool to see,Ž Schutte said. We served as a food distribution for food and water after Charley and even this time (with Irma) we had people who didnt have electricity; they would sit in our church to get air conditioning.Ž Schutte added that people also came together to help deliver an over”ow of water bottles stacked up for the storm and other goods to LaBelle, which was one of the hardest hit areas of Southwest Florida. Another silver lining, he said was when a family drove down from Ohio with bottles of water to help after seeing the news about the hurricane. The couple saw the hurricane on the news and decided to do something about it,Ž Schutte said. That was cool.Ž Rafter held a worship service online at the Cheney Brothers warehouse, which opened the facility to employees during Irma to ride out the storm, as Pastor Dan Prine held service online out of his closet with a message to ease fear with faith. Since the warehouse isnt a shelter, Rafter said about 100 employees who stayed there brought their own resources and volunteered to help people there and also shuttled food out to a shelter. It was quite a sight to see,Ž Rafter s aid.The forecast aheadThe upcoming hurricane season was predicted earlier this year to be average to slightly above average, but has since been downgraded to a belowaverage season, which ends Nov. 30, according to an August report from Colorado State University. In fact, for the “rst time since 2013, no hurricanes formed in August in the Atlantic basin. A quiet August does not guarantee a quiet Atlantic hurricane season,Ž said Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach. For instance, he said that in 1961, no hurricanes formed in August, but four major hurricanes blew up in September of that year. Indeed, with the months arrival, the activity seems to be picking up. We continue to prepare at city government and encourage our residents and businesses to prepare as well because regardless the forecasting from the National H urricane Center or any of the meteorological services it only takes one hurricane to give us a bad day,Ž said North Port Emergency Management Director Richard Berman. National Weather Service Meteorologist Rodney Wynn said September is typically busy when conditions are most favorable. Sea surface temperatures are in the prime mid-80s,Ž he said. The wind shear is less, so its not going to destroy the storms once theyre formed. Sea surface temps are very warm and atmospheric wind shear is climatologically low.Ž That shear has made all the difference. Weather models have ”ipped the switch on the Atlantic hurricane season,Ž Meteorologist Ryan Maue said. Dan Kottlowski, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, sees this month as near-normal on tropical activity so the risk is de“nitely there for Southwest Florida. Right now were in the prime time for tropical development across the Atlantic basin. Forty percent of all tropical development in most years takes place during the month of September,Ž Kottlowski said. A lot of people are talking about how this seasons not going to be very active, but thats all relative. For all intents and purposes, its active. It may not be like Irma was last year, but certainly somebodys going to end up with too much rain, maybe a gust of wind will knock a tree down. The damage could be worse than with Irma. Each person has to “gure the potential is there. You could be impacted, even though it may not be widespread impacts.Ž Sun staff writer Anne Easker and News-Press reporter Doyle Rice supplemented this report.FROM PAGE ONE FEMA PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANDREA BOOHERAerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda following Hurricane Charley, which was a Category 4 storm.IRMAFROM PAGE 1 CHARLOTTE WORKS ON IRMARELATED SEWER ISSUESCharlotte County Utilities has until December 2019 to complete its list of corrective actions required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection after some sanitary sewers overflowed last year into surface waters during Hurricane Irma. DEP, in a consent order, found discharges of hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewaterŽ and reuse quality waterŽ that entered surface waters through the stormwater system, a violation of state rules and statutes. The utilities department was ordered to pay DEP $11,741.38 in civil penalties and costs, but in lieu of that it indicated it would implement an in-kind penalty project of greater value. Charlotte County had 17 sanitary sewer overflows during Irma in September involving extreme rainfall and power failure at lift stations, records show. DEP found approximately 500,000 gallons of reuse quality water and 122,200 gallons of untreated wastewater was discharged, the majority of which entered surface waters through the stormwater system.Ž The discharges violate Florida rules prohibiting release or disposal of excreta, sewage, or other wastewater or domestic wastewater residuals without providing proper treatment approved by the (DEP).Ž In addition, DEP determined each discharge was a violation of state statute which states that it is a violation to cause pollution so as to harm or injure human health or welfare, animal, plant or aquatic life or property.Ž A list of corrective actions ordered to be completed included completing cleaning, testing and grouting repairs; identifying critical lift stations where emergency pumping will be installed; buying portable generators or engine powered pumps; and completing force main replacements in the Placida and Forrest Nelson areas. „ Source: Sun research IMPACT OF THREE OF THE AREAS BIGGEST HURRICANESDonna „ 1960 Dates: Aug. 29 … Sept. 13 Strength: Category 4 Winds: 128 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 150 mph Deaths: 50 Damages: $387 Million Landfall Date: Sept. 10 Landfall areas: Marathon, and just south of Naples Charley „ 2004 Dates … Aug. 9 … Aug. 15 StrengthCategory 4 Winds … near 150 mph Deaths … 10 Damage: nearly $15 billion Landfall date: Aug. 13 Landfall: In Southwest Florida, just north of Captiva Island around 3:45 p.m., and about an hour later, Charleys eye passed over Punta Gorda. Irma „ 2017 Dates: Aug. 30 … Sept. 12 Strength: Category 5 Winds: 185 mph Damage: $50 billion Deaths: 92 Landfall date: Sept. 10 Landfall: Cudjoe Key in the Florida Keys, as a Category 4. It weakened again to a Category 3, as it made landfall again on Sept. 10 at Marco Island with wind gusts of 142 mph in Naples. Winds diminished to around 100 mph or less by the time it hit Charlotte County. „ Source: National Hurricane Center data for the mainland United States IRMA 2017 TIMELINEAug. 27: Originates as tropical wave off Africa Aug. 30 : Becomes tropical storm Aug. 31 : Strengthens into Hurricane Irma Sept. 5: Now Category 5, just before hitting Barbuda Sept. 6: Landfall, St. Martin and British Virgin Islands Sept. 7: Passes south of Turks and Caicos islands Sept. 8: Strikes Bahamas and Cuba, winds up to 166. Sept. 9: Northwest turn, warm water of Florida straits Sept. 10: Slams Keys and Southwest Florida Sept. 11 : Goes north, between Tampa and Orlando. Sept. 13: Dissipates over southeastern Missouri. „ Source: NBC22018 HURRICANE NAMESAlberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslieregards to the Voting Rights Act, which, among many other things, establishes and protects the v oting rights of citizens educated in Puerto Rico,Ž the ruling said. Congress explicitly passed this provision to address the Puerto Rican population living outside of Puerto Rico.Ž The new provision arose because of Marta Rivera Madera, a citizen born and raised in Puerto Rico who moved to Gainseville after Hurricane Maria devastated her hometown. Unique among Americans, (Puerto Ricans) are not educated primarily in English „ and do not need to be. But, like all American citizens, they possess the fundamental right to vote,Ž Walker wrote in the injunction. (Rivera Madera) believes she will not be able to vote effectively without access to Spanishlanguage election materials,Ž the court stated. Nonpro“t organizations Faith in Florida, Hispanic Federation, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, UnidosUS and Vamos4PR joined Rivera Madera to sue on Aug. 16 to enforce the 32 counties, which they identi“ed with Puerto Rican populations, to provide bilingual ballots. Plaintiffs were not able to identify Puerto Rican populations in the remaining 20 Florida counties that conduct English-only elections. It is remarkable that it takes a coalition of voting rights organizations and individuals to sue in federal court to seek minimal compliance with the plain language of a venerable 53-year-old law,Ž Judge Walker wrote. Before this ruling, a provision within the Voting Rights Act required non-English ballots if the area contained more than 5 percent, or 10,000 citizens of voting-age, who are members of a singlelanguage minority and have limited pro“ciency in English,Ž the court documents said. Out of Floridas 67 counties, 15 already provided Spanish-language ballots. Collier and Volusia were a part of this group even though they were not required to provide Spanish-language election materials to comply with this provision,Ž the document stated. This Court is issuing this Order on an expedited basis to give the Secretary and the Scott administration ample opportunity to appeal if they seek to block their fellow citizens, many of whom ”ed after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, from casting meaningful ballots,Ž the ruling stated. In November of last year, a month after Hurricane Maria hit, there were approximately 200,000 registered voters in Florida who were born in Puerto Rico. More than 36,500 of them currently live in one of the 32 counties that do not provide a Spanish-language ballot, court documents said. According to the 2010 U.S Census, there were 2,846 and 5,176 people from Puerto Rico living in Charlotte and Sarasota counties, respectively.Email: lhardaway@sun-herald.comBALLOTSFROM PAGE 1 COUNTIES NAMED IN LITIGATIONThese are the 32 Florida counties named in a lawsuit, which was involved in a federal judges order Friday that Spanish-language sample ballots must be provided for the upcoming November general election: Alachua Bay Brevard Charlotte Citrus Clay Columbia Duval Escambia Flagler Hernando Highlands Indian River Jackson Lake Leon Levy Manatee Marion Martin Monroe Okaloosa Okeechobee Pasco Putnam St. Johns St. Lucie Santa Rosa Sarasota Sumter Taylor Wakulla „ Source: News Service of Florida The area was once a popular spot for some residents in Charlotte Harbor to go and view Fourth of July “reworks without crossing the bridge into Punta Gorda. The county applied for repair funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Public Information Of“cer Brian Gleason, and that always adds time to any project. Meanwhile, phase 1bŽ, which includes boardwalks on the east side of U.S. 41, is due to be complete in October, said the countys redevelopment manager Joshua Hudson. That walkway stretches 850 feet including under the U.S. 41 bridges. Sections under the bridge and connecting to Live Oak Point, are not yet complete. Its going to be an exciting project,Ž said Gleason. I cant wait to get out and walk on it.Ž When walkway construction is complete, however, the walkway may not open until lighting is added and both sides can be connected, Hudson said. These phases of the project cost $4.3 million. Funding comes from various state grants and local sales taxes. Across the harbor, Punta Gorda has completed its own Harborwalk. A “nal section, 2,150 feet, on the Port Charlotte side is expected to be built by Allegiant Travel Company through its Sunseeker Resort. County of“cials and Allegiant have not agreed on a “nal easement for that walkway, but Allegiant of“cials have explained the differences are mere technicalities.Email: Ecalvert@sun-herald.comWALKFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY KAYLA GLEASONA rendering of Gateway Harbor Walk and Live Oak Point at the current construction site near the U.S. 41 bridge at Charlotte Harbor.Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara Tony Valerie William „ Source: Accuweather


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 5LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ While the mass amount of land surrounding the Warm Mineral Springs area has been left untouched for several years, the public will soon get to weigh in on how they believe it can best be used. North Port City commissioners met with city, Kimley Horn engineering and Janus Research staffers last week to discuss the progress of Warm Mineral Springs. Kimley Horn and Janus Research were hired to help create an architectural historic draft application for historical preservation and to review any archaeological sites on the grounds. Engineers stated after composing a draft for historical preservation, the next step is to send it to the state of Florida and ultimately the national review board. They also reviewed previous documentation of any archaeological “nds that were found on the grounds and drew up a map showcasing which areas would be “ne to build upon. However, some commissioners were disappointed the “rm did not conduct any of its own searches for archaeological “nds. There have been major changes to the area since the 80s with just ”ooding alone,Ž Mayor Vanessa Carusone said. And it does bring up things you were not aware of. Heres what my problem is with all of this...what we asked for was a very de“nitive documentation of the area as it exists today to determine if there is anything of signi“cance.Ž But Ken Hardin, president of Janus Research, pointed out the city had that done in 2013 and it would be unlikely any changes have surfaced since then. The reason were only finding flakes is because thats the only thing thats preserved,Ž he said. It would be wildly unusual to find human remains in the sand... Theres been a lot of archaeological work already.Ž Now the city staffers will offer three public meetings to learn what residents want on the grounds. Commissioners comments will also be included. In the past amenities such as cabins, trails, an amphitheater and camping areas have been mentioned. It wont be starting from scratch, it will take suggestions and figure out what fits best where,Ž General Services Director Sandy Pfundheller said. There will be a meeting Sept. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Warm Mineral Springs, 12200 San Servando Ave. There is also one scheduled on Sept. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W Price Blvd. Staff originally scheduled a third meeting in the evening of Sept. 20, but commissioners pointed out they have a commission meeting that same time. Staff was directed to try and reschedule the day.Email: lcoey@sun-herald.comWarm Mineral Springs plan takes next step SUN PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYA Almost 800 people recently visited the Springs as part of the citys “rst Discover Warm Mineral Springs Park event. The event m ade the park free for all Sarasota County residents to attend. By LAUREN COFFEY STAFF WRITERNORTH PORT „ Parking and pay make their way to the commission meeting Tuesday. The North Port City Commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss a packed agenda, which ranges from commissioner and police pay, parking lot regulations, legislative priorities and city clerk candidates. Parking regulations have been years in the works and the commissioners will review its second reading. In June, the commission was set for a final review but ultimately was not happy in the direction of the ordinance. I thought the commission really got to a point where it was finalized and then we got something substantially changed,Ž Vice Mayor Linda Yates said at the June 7 meeting. It added things back, it really changed the context . this is the most frustrating thing Ive had to deal with in my eight years on the dais.Ž A large piece of the proposed ordinance is having the number of vehicles allowed on a lot correspond with the size of the lot. Lots under 11,000 square feet, which is a single family lot, are limited to six vehicles. Lots that are 11,000 to 22,000 square feet, which is an average of two lots, can have eight vehicles. Lots over 22,000 square feet get eight vehicles, and for every 10,000 square feet get one more vehicle. There is a maximum of 12 vehicles. There will also be a discussion on fence height measurement requirements. The Unified Land Development Code currently dictates the fence be no more than 6 feet high. But one resident wants the commission to consider measuring the fence from the elevation of the house instead of the fence post itself. There is a house currently being built across the street from me, and I would estimate its slab to be a full two feet higher than mine,Ž Brad Turner wrote in an email to commissioners. I have a 6 foot vinyl fence on that side, and the ground there is nine inches lower than the grade of my house. That fence has until now provided excellent privacy. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018Democrats policies not what we needEditor: Recently a letter began with the worthwhile concept that voters should be aware of the policies a candidate represents before voting and then proceed to enumerate several policies of a no longer existing Democratic party. Todays Democratic Socialist party represented by recently chosen candidates is for open borders which will allow any and all to enter our country, including certain criminal elements. And then to be sure these individuals have access to all our communities, they are advocating the elimination of immigration law enforcement agencies. They are for sanctuary cities. I wonder if that includes paying for a poop patrol as needed in San Francisco? They are promising to raise taxes, develop more free programs, expand Medicare to everyone which will, of course, decrease the bene“ts current retirees have. The same amount of money divided among many more would mean less for each. Their explanations on how to pay for all the giveaways are very vague. Also, before voting, research what is happening in San Francisco, Chicago and other large cities which have had Democratic leadership for many years, and ask yourself if you want our cities to turn into what is happening there. Do you want our beautiful state to turn into another California, where towns are suing the state government for putting the needs of illegals over the needs of citizens or our cities to be like Chicago with its murder rate or San Francisco with its poopand needle-covered streets? One does not have to like an elected of“cial or agree with all policies to be able to rationally appreciate those policies which are truly helping our country and especially our area, which is enjoying a tremendous construction boom and employment opportunities.Sally Meier North PortAre newspapers enemy of the people?Editor: Not in my book. I have written for many, including this one. I am writing this piece after 300 newspapers printed their editorials at the request of the Boston Globe. Yes, I wrote for that one,too. I have worked for papers, as a 12-year-old, conducted national research studies on two occupations for the federal government, and I have written Op-Eds, and letters in several states. I agree with the masthead of the Washington Post that notes Democracy dies in Darkness.Ž I love that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution affirming that the press is not the enemy of the people.Ž I know of no fake news other than one network, and other holdings of that firm. I am glad that Facebook and other social media are standing for truth, and not hyperbole. We know here that Newspapers in Education attached to many local newspapers is a vital tool for our democracy, and the education of students on world and local events. This paves the way for those students to learn the news of the day, and to predict tomorrow! It is clear President Trump finds any news he doesnt like to be untrue. It seems his core supporters love attacks on newspapers, and it is also apparent that despots use his news rants to condemn real news for their own ends. There is no doubt that the news media makes mistakes, but the margin of mistakes is low compared to the real facts that make our life better and more informed.Bill Weightman North PortUnlikely threat from cell towersEditor: A letter in the Aug. 29 paper deals with the dangers of cell towers to people. It is a perfect example of why those illiterate in science should not pontificate on science. Before retirement, I was chief scientist of a cellular equipment manufacturer, and the situation regarding radio signal strength is as follows. Radio signals decrease in strength as they propagate outward from their source. The rate of decrease is inversely proportional to the square of the distance. When the signal has traveled 2 miles, it is only one-fourth as strong as it was at one mile. So, lets suppose that a cell antenna is 50 feet up, and transmitting 50 watts (a low tower and a high power in actual practice). The phone next to your ear is only two inches from your brain, and transmitting, at most, three watts. The cell tower signal is 300 times as far away (50 x 12/2), so it is attenuated, compared to the phone next to your ear, by a factor of 300 x 300, and 50 watts (300 x 300) is about 0.0005 watts. So which is worse, three watts or a tower signal which at your brain is 6,000 times weaker? If you want to fight for the safety of the children, it will be 6,000 times as effective to take away their phones. See how long that lasts. Incidentally, there has been no noticeable increase in brain cancers, despite the ubiquitous use of cellphones. There are studies that support that conclusion.John R. Doner Port CharlotteOpen your mind to recreational marijuanaEditor: The front page says the county commissioners of Sarasota want nothing to do with recreational cannabis if it becomes law here in Florida. The cannabis sky is falling, the cannabis sky is falling! So says Chicken Little. Well, I for one (and one who voted for medical marijuana and will for recreational) am appalled by this knee-jerk reaction by the powers that be. You want nothing to do with recreational cannabis, however the very people you represent want everything to do with it. I will swear this is true: Most of the patientsŽ at the MMJ dispensaries are over the age of 50. I see more and more disabled folks getting their medications from places like that. The product the state of Florida insists we use is lowTHC cannabis. Its barely a buzz for most people. More like a strong aspirin than anything else. And most all of us are clamoring to see the real flower marijuana that we voted for instead of the lowdose crap that really, no one wants. So, I suppose youre going to tell the folks you represent, that yes it may become law, but dont look for it here! I am 65 years old. I am a Vietnam vet who saw combat and I am treated for PTSD. At least open your minds to read up on the many studies that show many good things come from the cannabis plant. Not just the buzz. It has been a boon for most everyone and every state that has MJ legally. Why not us?Tim Mullin North PortProposed cell tower a concern to neighbors Editor: As permanent residents and taxpayers, we are concerned about the proposed erection of a cell phone tower to be located at 255 Cougar Way, Rotonda West, that will require the rezoning of the proposed location from residential to special exception variance. While many believe there may be medical consequences to nearby and prolonged exposure, we acknowledge that not enough time has elapsed (since the boom of cell tower erection in the 1990s) to yet support any long-term study findings regarding health issues. However, what is known is the immediate impact on property values in the vicinity of such towers. Several reputable news and government agencies (including the New York Times and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) have reported that more than 90 percent of potential buyers and/or renters are less interested and will pay less for properties located near cell phone towers and have further reported those price reductions to be as great as 20 percent. HUD has also declared cellphones towers hazards and nuisancesŽ and prohibits FHA underwriting of mortgages of homes within the engineered fall zone of cell towers. A petition has been started by area residents to resist the rezoning of this property, and we encourage all residents who are concerned about their property values, the environmental impact and possible health effects to join us at the next township meeting on this issue to be held at Charlotte County Administrative Center, Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m.Robert, Lorraine Fabry Rotonda WestVIEWPOINTPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth Email letters to OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OUR POSITION: Research into manatee deaths attributed to red tide, and the potential for groundbreaking insight into how the toxins can kill sea life, is money well-spent.Floridians are desperate for some good news concerning red tide. After months dealing with the toxic Gulf shores and choking on the polluted air, we are willing to look anywhere for a clue to how to prevent or slow down the problem. Were tired of dead “sh and sick of seeing our beloved turtles, manatees and dolphins washing ashore, lifeless. Finally, there may be a glimmer of positive news „ albeit ever slight. Florida International University and Mote Marine Laboratory are teaming up to seek answers to how red tide kills manatees. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration issued a $428,000 grant for a three-year study of the cells in the manatee immune system and how those cells respond to certain antioxidents. The study, as written about by the Suns Steve Reilly last week, is in its infancy but is already turning up some useful information. Similar research is underway at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Thats where a team is examining dead manatees „ many recovered from areas in Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. A Tampa Bay Times story by Craig Pittman documented how precise these biologists were in extracting materials from manatees digestive tracts to determine how red tide affected them. They noted it can be as long as two months after “sh kills end, that manatees can eat sea grass infected by red tide and die. These types of research are examples of Florida going in the right direction. While no one expects red tide to ever be eradicated, the idea that we can slow it down or save a few hundred manatees and turtles would present hope in a frustrating battle. This collaboration between our researcher and Mote is exactly the type of collaboration we need to help the state of Florida,Ž Mike Heithaus, dean of FIUs College of Arts, Sciences and Education said in a press release. The idea behind the joint project is to „ instead of just relieving the ill manatees symptoms „ to deal with the causes and “nd new treatments to accelerate healing. FIU chemist Kathleen Rein said anything that helps with a manatees recovery should also aid the healing process for dolphins and turtles. Right now, about 575 manatees had died in Florida this year. Of those, 103 are due to red tide. Turtles have fared even worse. Since November, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported 953 stranded turtles, of which 821 were already dead, in an area stretching from Pinellas County to Collier County. I attribute 402 of the stranded sea turtles (175 loggerheads, 185 Kemps ridleys, and 42 green turtles) to the red tide,Ž Allen Foley, an FWC biologist, told Reilly for his story. This is the largest number of stranded sea turtles we have attributed to a single red tide event.Ž That number also exceeds the “ve-year average of 441 stranded turtles state researchers expect from those counties during the same time period. Florida must get a handle on the problem. There will be no easy cure. The factors that “gure into the tenacious red tide outbreak are numerous and dif“cult to quantify. But spending money for research and allowing quali“ed clue-seekers like Mote Marine and the staff at FIU to undertake studies is a good step. Even if the research leads down a dead end, at least Florida can say it is serious about the problem and “nding a cure. That sends the right message to visitors and potential new residents scared off by this summers negative news.Sea cows may be key to red tide cure HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 The deep stateŽ exists after all. But it turns out that deep state is not made up of the permanent bureaucracy, shadowy intelligence of“cials, or even Obama administration holdovers; rather it is made up of President Trumps own senior appointees. In a New York Times op-ed, an unnamed senior of“cial in the Trump administrationŽ admits that he and others in and around the White HouseŽ are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agendaŽ and thwart Mr. Trumps more misguided impulses until he is out of office.Ž The author declares that he and his co-conspirators are being unsung heroesŽ fighting on the inside to preserve our democratic institutions.Ž In fact, they are doing precisely the opposite. President Trump asked on Twitter whether the writer had committed TREASON?Ž No, he (or she) has not. But the writer and the other members of this quiet resistance within the administrationŽ have betrayed the solemn oath they took when they raised their right hands and pledged to bear true faith and allegianceŽ to the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution vests executive power in the president, not senior of“cials.Ž Any authority these appointees have comes from the president, at whose pleasure they serve. For an unelected appointee to hide documents or refuse to carry out the lawful orders of the elected president is not noble. It is not patriotic. It is an assault on democracy. If you are a presidential appointee who strongly disagrees with something the president is about to do, you have a moral obligation to try to convince the president that he is wrong. If you cant do so, and the matter is sufficiently serious, then you have an obligation to resign „ and explain to the American people why you did so. But there is no constitutional option of staying on the job and pretending to be a loyal adviser, while secretly undermining the president by failing to carry out his decisions „ no matter how bad you think those decisions are. Yet, according to the author, that is precisely what he (or she) and many senior of“cials are doing. And the conduct the author describes matches named senior administration of“cials actions described in Bob Woodwards new book, Fear.Ž According to Woodward, theneconomic adviser Gary Cohn stole a letter off Trumps deskŽ to avoid formally withdrawing from a U.S-South Korea trade agreement „ and later bragged to a colleague that the president never even realized it was missing. Woodward further reports that Cohn did the same with a document to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, telling then-staff secretary Rob Porter, I can stop this. Ill just take the paper off his desk.Ž It would be a horrible decision to withdraw from those trade agreements. And it would be perfectly legitimate to campaign internally to dissuade the president from doing so. But for the head of the National Economic Council to conspire with the White House staff secretary to hide documents from the president is rank insubordination. No one elected the economic adviser or the staff secretary. They elected Donald Trump. It is important that good people serve in the administration and try their best to persuade the president to make good decisions and dissuade him from bad ones. But when you go from advising to subverting the president, you cross a moral and constitutional line. You are no longer defending democracy; you are subverting it. And to boast about your duplicitous behavior in the media is shameful. In our system of checks and balances, there are a number of options at the disposal of of“cials concerned about the presidents “tness for of“ce. If the president is as unstable as the writer suggests, and if many within the administration share that view, then a mass resignation would be appropriate. That could certainly make an impact on the midterm elections and ”ip control of the House and Senate to the Democrats, providing a check on the presidents power. If Trump is truly incompetent, then members of the Cabinet can agree to notify Congress that they do not believe the president can carry out his duties under the 25th Amendment. If he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, Congress can impeach him. But seeking to thwart the president from within by extraconstitutional means is un-American. There is no shame in not serving a president you dont respect. Many conservatives have made that decision. But if you feel you cant serve the president honorably, then there is only one honorable thing to do: Dont serve at all. Follow Marc A. Thiessen on Twitter, @marcthiessen.Op-ed writer: If you cant serve honorably, dont serve at all Mark A. THIESSENWashington Post One of the major problems with President Trumps impulsivity is its utter predictability. A recent op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous administration of“cial accused the president of impetuous, reckless rants, and Trump responded with impetuous, reckless rants (Treason?Ž). Bob Woodwards new book FearŽ recounts a private nervous breakdownŽ in the administration and Trump responded with a public nervous breakdown „ accusing Woodward of being a Dem operativeŽ and raising a possible change in the libel laws. Amid this political crisis, Kim Jong Un expressed his unwavering faith in President TrumpŽ and the president reacted just as the North Korean leader surely knew he would „ touting the positive opinion of a homicidal despot on Twitter as a character reference. If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr? The presidents form of deception is qualitatively different from the deviousness of Richard Nixon or the smoothness of Bill Clinton. Trump pursues no deep or subtle strategies. He does not even consistently seek his own interests. He responds like a child or a narcissist „ but I repeat myself „ to positive or negative stimulation. It is the reason that a discussion on Fox & FriendsŽ can so often set the agenda of the president. It is the reason that Trumps lawyers, in the end, cant allow him to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller. It would be like a 9-yearold defending a doctoral dissertation. Or maybe a rabbit jumping into a buzz saw. This lesson cant be lost on foreign intelligence services, which can pre-order a comprehensive account of the presidents psychological and political vulnerabilities for $18 on Amazon. (Note: Woodward now owes me.) Here is the increasingly evident reality of the Trump era: We are a superpower run by a simpleton. From a foreign policy perspective, this is far worse than being run by a skilled liar. It is an invitation to both manipulation and contempt. The main response of Trump and his supporters is to point to the polls. Whatever the president is doing, most Republicans want more of it. As one apologist argues, His personality is a feature, not a bug. Many Americans are comfortable with that.Ž Put another way, a motivated group of Americans „ which largely controls the GOP nomination process „ is enjoying Trumps realitytelevision version of presidential politics. And you cant argue with the ratings. I can, and do. What we are “nding from books, from insider leaks and from investigative journalism is that the rational actors who are closest to the president are frightened by his chaotic leadership style. They describe a total lack of intellectual curiosity, mental discipline and impulse control. Should the views of these establishment insiders really carry more weight than those of Uncle Clem in Scranton, Pennsylvania? Why yes, in this case, they should. We should listen to the voices of American populism in determining public needs and in setting policy agendas „ but not in determining political reality. We should be paying attention to the economic trends that have marginalized whole sections of the country. We should be alert to the failures and indifference of American elites. But we also need to understand that these trends „ which might have produced a responsible populism „ have actually, through a cruel trick of history, elevated a dangerous, prejudiced fool. Trump cannot claim the legitimacy of the genuine anxiety that helped produce him. The political and social wave is very real, but it is ridden by an unworthy leader. The right reasons have produced the wrong man. The testimony of the tell-alls is remarkably consistent. Some around Trump are completely corrupted by the access to power. But others „ who might have served in any Republican administration „ spend much of their time preventing the president from doing stupid and dangerous things. Woodwards book recounts one story in which economic adviser Gary Cohn heads off the American withdrawal from NAFTA by removing the noti“cation letter from Trumps Oval Of“ce desk. Think on that a moment. A massive change in economic policy was avoided „ not by some brilliant stratagem „ but by swiping a piece of paper and trusting in Trumps minuscule attention span. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 American Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners Sept. 2: Game 1: 1-Pat Seaman, George Holl; 2-Tommie Holl, George Stern; 3-Fran Smith, Dale McDaniels.American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners Sept. 4: Jean Finks, 4140; Toni Trezise, 4090; Emily Hughes, 3910; Hilda Sachnare, 3710.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Sept. 4: 1-Janie Ressel; 2-Maria Couper. € Slam Bridge winners Sept 5: 1-Beverlee Winslow; 2-George Miller; 3-Carol Jeffrey.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners Sept. 1: Lila Jameson, 5720; Barbara Allore, 4910; Trudy Riley, 4320; Dee Weisenberg, 2900.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug. 30: (N/S) 1-Randy Wentworth, Bob Rancourt; 2-Diana and Warren Prince; 3-Lenore Bumstead, Anny Poveromo. (E/W) 1Marilyn Grant. Bill Vigneault; 2-Elizabeth Wood, Alicia Kunisch; 3-Christine Beury, Mary Revins. September 4: 1-Bob Rancourt, Peter Harrington; 2-Pam Dean, Warren Prince; 3-George Betts, Ariel Schaefer. € Mahjong winners Aug. 16: Table 1: Bea Oram; Table 2: Julee Craig. Aug. 21: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Carole Drake, Betty Novick; Table 3: Dee Bell, Linda Paholsky; Table 4: Rosealee Miller, Marie Devlin; Table 5: Marcie Freeman, Judy Sprague. Aug. 30: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Toni Trezise; Table 2: Barb Polisar, Carole Drake. Sept. 4: Table 1: Doris Marlin, Linda Kopp; Table 2: Barb Polisat; Table 3: Linda Paholsky; Table 4: Doreen Foster, Carol Bernson; Table 5: Dorothy Quirk, Emily Hughes. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Sept. 5: Frank White, 13; Ed Mielke, 13; Bill Flammer, Jr., 12; Lorraine Titus, 11.Englewood Elks€ Trivia Game winners Sept. 4: 1-Phillies, $43; 2-Eight Shades of Grey, $15.Isles Yacht Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners Sept. 8: 1-Arlene and Ray Rothhaar; 2-Bob and Jackie Whitaker.Kings Gate€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Sept. 5: Gary Sblendorio, 971; Paul Headrick, 940; Bob Garbowicz, 799. € Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Aug. 31: Lynn Davis, 1285; Gary Sblendorio, 1028; Bob Garbowicz, 927.Kingsway Country Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Aug. 31: 1-Linda Bellmore; 2-Carol Fisher. Sept. 5: 1-Judy Mau, 2-Ann Rezek.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners: Aug. 16: Karl Ebert, 77; Mary Ebert, 71; Tony Rottenbucher, 71; Larry Barratt, 70; Nancy Cromley 66; Jim Knott, 66. Aug. 23: Nancy Cromley, 74; Mary Ebert, 74; Mari-Anne Robinson, 73; Jim Knott, 72; Billy Brounce, 71; Bob Silbaugh, 71; Wanda Clark, 67. Aug. 30: Bonnie M. Weithman, 85; Billy Brounce, 74; Jan Howard, 69; Michael Robinson, 69; Nancy Lanigan, 66. € Contract Bridge winners Sept. 5: Jay Oberlander, 5380; Lucy Segitz, 5090; Joyce (last name not given), 4780; Lila Jameson, 4670.PGI€ PGICA Monday Night Duplicate Bridge winners Sept. 3: 1-Melissa Brown, Jeanne Hogan; 2-Lila Jameson, Jack Bulkley; 3-Ruby and Phil Norris; 4-Jackie and Bob Whitaker.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Bridge Club winners Aug. 31: Pat Mulligan, 5370; Virginia Clayton, 3050; Georgia Klemm, 2680.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners Aug. 31: 1-Riverwood Rebels; 2-Sawgrass Sharks.Twin Isles Yacht Club€ Duplicate Bridge winners: Sept. 5: 1-Terri Leavy, Shirley Carlson; 2-Nancy Padgett, Susan Baird. Sept. 6: 1-Kathy Strayton, Lori Howard, Nancy Padgett, Susan Baird. Happy 95th birthday to Sarah BettyŽ Yurkovitch on her special day, Sept. 8. SUNDAYEagles Breakfast, $7, 8:30-11:00 am, the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Road. 941-474-9802 Membership drive, open to the public Chicken bbq, dinner, 1/2 chicken, 3 sides, desert & drink, $10 donation. 265 pine st. 941-525-7212 Sunday Blue Plate, Stuffed Peppers $7.00 VFW Aux. 550 N. McCall Road. 4:00 „ 6:00 P.M. Dine in or Carry Out Public Welcome 941-474-7516 FC Celebration BBQ, Communion, Baptism, & group vow renewal at Eng. Beach 5:30 p.m. RSPV 475-7447 Karaoke @ the Eagles, with Gil & Rhonda from 6-9 pm at the Eagles, 250 Old Englewood Road, 941-474-9802. Member drive. Food available to 8 pm MONDAYCrafting, Handmade items avail or help us create one of a kind crafts, Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple, 9:30 „ 12:30, 681-2048 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex,941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. $2 to play. Partners in Play, Share meaningful play with your child ages 05 limit 12 families 10:15 or 11:45 Elsie Quirk Lib 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Ukulele Band, Every Monday 2:00 to 3:30 at the Rotonda Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle. All levels welcome. Doug 941-786-5455 Wings & Dancing, Wings, burgers, salads & more 5-7 p.m. Music by Robert & Wolfie 6-9 p.m. Rotonda Elks, members&guests Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay Womans Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 Orchid Meeting, Orchid Meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N Indiana Ave Englewood, 6:30-9:00 p.m. CHARLOTTE EVENTS ENGLEWOOD EVENTS NORTH PORT EVENTS SUNDAYPunta Gorda Elks, 8-11Breakfast(EarlyClose)12 p. m.Bar, 2-5 FundaySunday,Mus/ JeffHughes, 3 p.m.SSW/PER Fundraiser@25538ShorePG637-2606, mbr&gsts Am Leg 110 Bingo, Canteen open for breakfast 9:00. Open to the public. Buffett 1st & 3rd Sat. Farmers Market, History Park Farmers Market open every Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 501 Shreve St., between Virginia Ave. & Henry St. 941-639-1887 CANCELED „ Chess Club, Prime Rib Dinner, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. Enjoy our $11.95 Prime Rib Dinner in Beaches Caf. Full menu also available. Eagles, Eagles 23111 Harborview Road PC 941-629-1645 12-7 p.m. NFL pkg. 5TVS bar area 4 Non-Smoking kitchen closed bring your own Deep Creek Elks 2763, DC Elks 2763 NFL SUNDAYS NFL Package on 8 TVs Bar Opens at 12:30 p.m. Appetizers, Burgers, & Fries 1-4 p.m. Call 941-249-8067 AL 110-show me money, Show me the Money „ join us for an afternoon of fun. Starting at 1:00 pm Buffalo Bills Fans, Time, location, phone is required in this field or listing will not print. 120 char. limit. Yoga for Men, Sun, Sept. 9th ,1 „ 3 p.m. $35. The Yoga Sanctuary. 941-505-9642 SUNDAYAmvets 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8-11 a.m. large menu to choose from, only $7 incl/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Amvets 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Great selection Canteen Bingo 2-4 Hot Dogs & Burgers 1-5 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 North Port Moose, Football is back and you want to be at the Moose with Kristin! Will have your team on and full kitchen open to 5 p.m. North Port VFW, Members & Guests, 10AM-8PM, $0.25 off of drafts, domestic bottles and well drinks. 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Deep Creek Elks 2763, DC Elks 2763 NFL SUNDAYS NFL Package on 8 TVs Bar Opens at 12:30 p.m. Appetizers, Burgers, & Fries 1-4 p.m. Call 941-249-8067 SOA Fry & Grill Day, Relax the Sons will do the cooking, more new items added to the menu 1-5 p.m. 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 Wings & things, American Legion 254 members & Guests. $5 wings & things, Np estates MONDAYBasic Exercise, 9-10 a.m., $3/class. NP Senior Center, 941-4262204. Join Brenda for good workout. Mahjong, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., NP Senior Center, 941-426-2204. Learn something new & have a good time with friends. North Port Moose, $7,$6, and $4 lunch specials! Happy hour is at 3! Queen is at 6 with wings on sale! 14156 tamiami trl NP North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Wings 5-7, Q-7PM, Music by Fire & Ice 6:30-9:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Duplicate Bridge, 12:30-4:30 p.m., $3/pp. NP Senior Center, 426-2204. Come & join our fun group. Ella 429-8958. The Community Calendar items are entered by the event organizers and are run as submitted.Ž To submit an item, go to www.yoursun. com, select an edition and click on the Community CalendarŽ link on the left. Click Submit Event,Ž and fill out the appropriate information. BIRTHDAYS WINNERS CIRCLE Charlotte County marriage licenses€ Andrew Martin Madden of Ypsilanti,Mich., and Brenna Elizabeth Neitzke of Ypsilanti, Mich. € Melisa Kaye Allen of Louisville, Ky., and Tyler Christopher Clark of Louisville, Ky. € Landon Marshall Nee of North Port, and Stephani Danielle Silvers of North Port € Bryan Matthew Burner of Englewood, and Heather Leanne Sugars of Englewood € William Joseph Rosa of Port Charlotte, and Jennifer Paige Parsons of Port Charlotte € Mark Wallace Maefs of Port Charlotte, and Lois Jean Martini of Port Charlotte € Anthony Scott Doran of Lake Suzy, and Patti Jean Thielking of Lake Suzy € Logan Michaele Bloomfield of Polk City, Fla., and Travis William Young of Polk City, Fla. € Paul Frederick Dremann of North Port, and Mary Lou K. Carroll of Punta Gorda € Hanna Marie Harrison of Port Charlotte, and Zachary Taylor Malicki of Port Charlotte € Kent Andrews of Hialeah, Fla., and Natacha Gonzalez of Hialeah, Fla. € Jose Luis Alonzo of Port Charlotte, and Katie Lee Nottingham of Punta Gorda € Joshua Brandon Casey of Punta Gorda, and Carolyn Adeliz Fontanez of North Port € Ken Thomas Bowser of Lake Charles, La., and Jessica Marie Touchet of Lake Charles, La.Charlotte County divorces€ Deborah Flanagan v. Douglas Flanagan € Scott Hickey v. Nadine Hickey € April Lynne Klipp Peppers v. James David Peppers € Katrina M. Mann v. Jeffrey M. Mann € Steven Widener v. Jill L. Widener WEEKLY RECORDCONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in Sundays Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. Happy 91st birthday to Andy Falleson on his special day, Sept. 9. Happy 11th birthday to Jackson Kenneth on his special day, Sept. 11. Happy 6th birthday to Jayme Marilyn on her special day, Sept. 5. Happy 11th birthday to Lincoln Robert Alwood on his special day, Sept. 6. Happy birthday to Bob Alwood on his special day, Sept. 12. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITERLocal businesses converged on Destination Powersports Saturday in Punta Gorda to give back to first responders with free barbecue and ice cream. These people have risked their lives for people everywhere and they should be h onored in the community,Ž said Geana Kukuk, employee at Nerds on Site „ just one of the many Charlotte County companies to donate to the Saturday lunch. The inaugural event ran from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and gave “rst responders, current and retired, the chance to meet and get to know one another. Its fun for the guys to talk with others in the community,Ž said June Hart, also with Nerds on Site. Hart is a former New York City Special Victims Unit detective. Her husband, George „ also a retired NYPD of“cer „ was a “rst responder during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I just came to volunteer today, I wasnt even thinking of myself.Ž And to many of the “rst responders, it wasnt about the free food or the chance to win a Laishley Crab House gift card that made the day, it was the chance to feel welcome, appreciated and understood. We just appreciate them appreciating us,Ž said Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell. Its the silent majority that have our backs, day in and day out, they remind us of that.Ž Retired police officer Karl Kindervater shared Sheriff Prummells sentiments: Its great that the community is doing this, that the vendors and the dealership are thanking first responders. Were very thankful that theyre thinking of us.Ž Destination Powersports also encouraged friends and family of first responders to come out and help show their gratitude and even the youngest of those in attendance were aware of, and thankful for the sacrifices those around them have made. Im so proud of what my parents do. I look up to anyone who can handle that job, that schedule,Ž said Kelen Teague, whose parents Michelle and Ken both work for Lee County Fire & EMS. Nicole Stahlman, who works at Destination Powersports and organized the barbecue, says she hopes the event will continue in years to come and see an even larger turnout. All the first responders in this community are just great. We really appreciate what they do,Ž said Ron Thomas, co-owner of Harborwalk Scoops and Bites with his wife Claudia. Numerous other Charlotte County businesses provided gifts and donations to the event, including the Celtic Ray, Deans South of the Border, Hurricane Charleys and Leroys Southern Kitchen.Email:We appreciate them, appreciating usParty in Punta Gorda for first responders Charlotte County “re“ghters order lunch from Curries. SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONFirst responders pose during the barbecue. The North Port Police Department conducted a death investigation near the Charlotte County line on Saturday. Police were called to the relatively remote area of Sawyer Circle just off Veterans Boulevard around 7:30 a.m., according to NPPD spokesperson Josh Taylor. At this time, investigators are considering the death suspicious in nature; however, they believe this is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. The scene was cleared as of 3:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon and Taylor said no other information was available in the case. This is the third body found in and around Charlotte County in recent weeks. The “rst was discovered off Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte about 10 minutes away from the location of Saturdays suspicious death. That August death involved accidental drowning, Charlotte County authorities had said. The second body was found Thursday in a drainage ditch on Marlympia Way in Punta Gorda. A cause of death has not yet been determined and an identity has not been released, though Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce authorities said on social media that death did not appear suspicious. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Christian Marie Ricewick, 37, 21600 block of Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: none. € Angel Bobby Robles Jr., 44, 19300 block of Laujon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: driving while license suspended second offense. Bond: $2,500. € Kathryn Mary Bellerose, 56, 700 block of Tarpon Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bone: $2,500. € Colleen Olson, 24, 1400 block of Chaffim Way, Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Leeann Marie Chiasson, 32, 700 block of Agabedis Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $6,000. € Olivia Catherine Wendt, 28, 90 block of North Marion Ct., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. € James Anthony Popivich, 30, 2300 block of Pinegrove Cir., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI, reckless driving first offense, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer wanton disregard and refusing to accept and sign a summons. Bond: $15,500. € Amber Nichole Watkins, 29, 23100 block of Glen Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: none. € Ryan Keith Williams, 36, 300 block of East Williams St., Punta Gorda. Charge: convicted felon fails to register, resisting officer without violence and improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms. Bond: $15,000. € Christopher Daniel Desimone, 28, 2800 Magnolia Way., Punta Gorda. Charge: out of county warrant. Bond: none. € Jesse Jonathan Stout, 28, 11100 block of Royal Rd., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Bond: $21,500. € Casey Lee Green, 31, 2100 block of Corfell St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,500. € Joseph John Martin Jr., 71, 400 block of Cicero St., Port Charlotte. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked and violation of probation or community control. Bond: $1,500. € Erika Elizabeth Shea, 25, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to appear and two counts of underlying charges. Bond: $7,500. € Alyscia Jean Tyree, 27, 300 block of Milton St., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. Bond: $11,000. € Nicole Vera Bennoch, 30, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $2,500. € Dallas Giovanni Evans, 19, 18400 block of Ebb Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: $5,000. € Juan Anibal Pabey, 38, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: larceny petit theft second degree first offense and resisting law enforcement officer or merchant during retail theft. Bond: $2,000. € Curtis Wilbert McKay Jr., 70, 2100 block of South Biscayne Dr., North Port. Charge: three counts of underlying charges and failure of defendant on bail to appear on misdemeanor. Bond: $40,000. € Timothy Lewis Chavis Jr., 27, 1100 block of Ohana Way, North Port. Charge: petit theft third or subsequent offense. Bond: $5,000. € Judena Mae Shafer, 41, Zimerland St., North Port. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked and violation of probation or community control. Bond: $1,000. € Brendan Michael Allan, 27, 10 block of Strafford Rd., Englewood. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. € Alexander David Woike, 29, 1700 block of Loralin Dr., Englewood. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. € Ahlea Brooke Graham, 22, 11100 block of Deerwood Ave., Englewood. Charge: DUI with damage to property or person. Bond: $2,500. € Orville John Wahl, 74, of Cape Coral. Charge: violation of condition of pretrial release. Bond: none. € Abdual Rashaad Burrows, 36, of Cape Coral. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. € Misael Ernesto Ajeataz, 34, of Bradenton. Charge: out of county warrant and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. € Ashleey Shuraye Randle, 27, of Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest: € Christopher Lee Chastain, 34, 28200 block of Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda. Charge: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $7,500. Florida Highway Patrol reported the following arrest: € Cyrus Alexander Behrend, 19, 5100 block of Wilton Ct., North Port. Charge: possession of under 20 grams of marijuana and four counts possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $12,500. „ Compiled by Kayla GleasonNorth Port police conduct death investigation Saturday PHOTO PROVIDED BY NPPDA body was found in North Port Saturday morning.The information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. POLICE BEAT To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 09/09/2018 3126 NOTICE OF MEETING Ch ar l otte C ounty P unta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (West County Representative) and Citizens Advisory Committee (West and South County Representatives) The MPO is a policy-making body that oversees long range transportation planning for Char lotte County. One (1) Charlotte West Count y resident is being sought to serve on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) of the MPO. The applicant must be a resident of Charlotte County. The BPAC reviews and makes recommendations on transportation plans and projects that the MPO Board will consider. One (1) Charlotte West County and one (1) South County residents are being sought to serve on the CITIZENS ADVISOR Y COMMITTEE (CAC) of the MPO. The CAC reviews and make recommendations on transportatio n plans and projects that the MPO Board will consider. The deadline for submitting application is Monday, Octo ber 15, 2018. The MPO Board will approve the applicant to fill the above vacancies at its Mon day, October 29, 2018 Meeting. Please contact the MPO for an application or visit our website w for an applicat ion. Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO 25550 Harbor View Road, Suite 4, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: 941-883-3535 Fax: 941-883-3534 Email: Publish: 09/09/18 163352 3605674 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms NEEDCASH?


REVERSE MORTGAGESAre reverse mortgages unduly risky? Learn about the risks, deceptive advertising and predatory practices involving reverse mortgages. € See page 2 WHATS IMPORTANT ABOUT LAND LOANSIf youre thinking about buying land, youll be hard-pressed to persuade a mortgage lender to finance your purchase. Instead, youll likely have to apply for a land loan. € See page 4 PUNTA GORDA BACKS EARLY LEARNINGEarly learning is crucial to a childs mental development. To help foster that development, the city of Punta Gorda recently issued a letter of support to back the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) at the Cooper Street Recreation Center. See page 5OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES Sunday, September 9, 2018 368 Marsh Creek Road, Venice 15313 Plank Ave. Port Charlotte 368 Marsh Creek Road, Venice 368 Marsh Creek Road, Venice, FL 34292 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2012 Current Price: $573,500 LP/SqFt: $213.20 Garage: 3 Beds: 3 Bathrooms: 3 SqFt Heated: 2,690 Total Acreage: 10080 sf Pool: Yes Location: Sawgrass Listing agent/ brokerage: Faith Blackburn, 941451-4700, Faith., RE/MAX PLATINUM REALTY, 941-929-9090 3041 Rivershore Lane, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2007 Current Price: $799,900 LP/SqFt: 5,434 Garage: Oversized 2-car Beds: 4 Bathrooms: 5 SqFt Heated: 4,056 Total Acreage: 1-2 acres Pool: Yes, Heated w/ Spa Location: Riverwood Community Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Anita Baltierra, 941-626-4720, AnitaBaltierra@msn. com, Riverwood Realty, 941-743-9663Question: Ive been searching for a lot to build a new house on. Ive seen quite a few lots that have signs that read BurrowŽ and include a picture of a tortoise. Why are the signs there? Does that create a problem if you want to build on those lots? Answer: Those signs mark the location of gopher tortoise (GT) borrows. Gopher tortoises are an amazing species. The burrows they dig are frequently used by dozens of other species once the tortoises abandon them. They are also a threatened species, so they fall under the protection of FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). The signs you are referring to have been installed by volunteers to protect the tortoises. The homeowners associations in your area mow thousands of vacant lots 6 times a year. Wildlife advocates discovered the damage this was doing to the threatened species and spearheaded the drive to identify the burrows so that the tractor-mowers can avoid them. You can build on a property that is occupied by one or more gopher tortoises, but this will require adherence to strict guidelines from the FWC to insure the tortoises are protected. Some options will require a permit from the FWC. The “ rst step before commencing any clearing or development is to apply for a permit from the county. Once the application is “ led, the county will inspect the property to determine if there are any burrows present. If any burrows are present, the county may place the permit on hold until you provide an approved plan to protect the tortoises. If borrows are found, there are three options for protecting the tortoises before any development-related activity can proceed. According to Susie Derheimer, an environmental specialist with Charlotte County, the three options include setting up a protected barrier around the burrow(s), relocating the burrow on-site, or relocating the burrow off-site. The second and third options require a permit from the FWC, supervision by the county, and the services of an FWC authorized environmental biologist or gopher tortoise agent. If the burrow is occupied, option 1 is to create a protected circle around the burrow with a 25-foot radius. The perimeter of this circle is typically marked by a silt fence to protect the area and indicate that it is to remain undisturbed. This does not require a permit, but is only available if no clearing, development, etc. are needed in the protected area. Options 2 and 3, which entail on-site and off-site relocation, require a permit from the FWC. Once this permit has been issued, the next step will be a prescribed procedure to determine if the burrow is currently occupied by a tortoise. According to authorized gopher tortoise agentŽ Brandon Dilmore of KBR Inspections, the procedure includes initial Can I build on a gopher tortoise lot? Brett SLATTERYColumnist PHOTO PROVIDEDSigns similar to this indicate the presence of a gopher tortoise burrow. The burrow is unusual because the entrance runs under the street. Gopher tortoise burrows are easily identi“ ed by their half-moon shape. The bottom of the entrance is ” at, while the top half is rounded to mirror their shell.BRETT | 3 15313 Plank Ave. Port Charlotte, FL 33953 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2007 Current Price: $228,900 LP/SqFt: 2,695 Garage: 2-car Beds: 3 Bathrooms: 2 SqFt Heated: 1,820 Total Acreage: up to 10,889 sq. ft. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSORThe impression conveyed by numerous press accounts, including a recent article by Alfred Lubrano in the Philadelphia Enquirer, is that reverse mortgages are unduly risky. Here are the major themes of the article: € Reverse mortgages carry hidden risks that can lead to loss of the borrowers home. € The deceptive advertising of reverse mortgages on TV does not reveal the hidden risks. € Predatory marketing targets low-income households and minorities. € Reverse mortgages nullify inter-generational wealth transfers.Are the risks hidden?The obligations of reverse mortgage borrowers are very clear. They must pay their property taxes and homeowners insurance, and maintain their property. Failure to do any of this can result in foreclosure and loss of the home. These obligations are hardly hidden. Potential borrowers approaching a lender receive a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage AnalysisŽ with their name on it. This is a bundle of documents designed to educate the consumer about reverse mortgages in general, and it indicates the terms and options available to the person named. On page 2 of this document, it says With a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage you retain title to your home. This means that you also have all your obligations as a homeowner. You are responsible for homeowner taxes and insurances.Ž This is repeated on page 8 and at numerous other places. In addition to the uniquely comprehensive disclosures they receive, reverse mortgage borrowers must be counseled by an independent counselor approved by HUD. Lenders cannot accept an application until the applicant produces a certi“cate from an approved counselor. The borrowers obligations under the reverse mortgage contract are a standard part of every counselors agenda. In sum, I view driving a car as a lot riskier than taking a reverse mortgage. When you drive, you have no control over the maniacs on the road, but when you take a reverse mortgage, you are fully in charge of all the risks.Deceptive AdvertisingDrug advertisements are required by law to include side effects and dangers, but that is not true of other advertisements. Advertisers of everything else, including reverse mortgages, stress the positives. In that regard, reverse mortgage ads are no better or worse than automobile ads. Astute consumers know that you select an automobile based not on ads but on information from an independent source such as Consumer Reports. Astute reverse mortgage borrowers can make an intelligent selection based on the Mortgage Professor website. Yes, that is self-serving; if there were other multi-lender networks in reverse mortgages, I would cite them, but unfortunately as of now, mine is the only one. I have petitioned HUD to certify multi-lender networks in reverse mortgages, but so far to no avail.Predatory PracticesTo assess the allegation that reverse mortgage lenders are predators requires a distinction between the lending “rms and their loan of“cer (LO) employees. LOs who encourage borrowers to take maximum cash upfront „ generating a larger commission for the LO „ are predators. There are some LOs who do this; it might even be the case that they are especially numerous in this market because so few HECM borrowers are well informed about the product. But note that LOs cant be predatory if borrowers access them through a multi-lender network such as mine, because these borrowers see all the various ways to draw funds, as well as the amounts offered by different “rms, before they ever see an LO. As opposed to commission-driven LOs, there is no evidence that reverse mortgage lenders engage in predatory behavior, no matter how that term is de“ned. Among the nine lenders who offer reverse mortgages on my website, despite our invitation as the borrowers ombudsman to report any problems, we have yet to receive a single complaint. My surmise is that the term predatory lendingŽ is misused to describe marketing efforts directed toward homeowners in “nancial distress. Because of the bad press, as typi“ed by the newspaper article that stimulated this rejoinder, HECM borrowers are not a cross-section of homeowners. Rather, they are heavily weighted by homeowners in trouble. This is a group that may not read the disclosure documents they are given very carefully, and may generate losses to the insurance reserve fund. The viability of the HECM program over the long run depends on whether it can attract more borrowers who can get along without it but can signi“cantly improve their lifestyle with it. HECMs reduce homeowner equity, which reduces the value of estates that are transferred to the next generation. That is not a weakness of the program; it is by design. The presumption is that the homeowner can make better use of the equity than his heirs. Homeowners who are committed to leaving a debt-free house to their children should not take out an HECM. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at http://www. reverse mortgages unduly risky? Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? adno=3610379-1Affordable Living TrustsNow theres no excuse for you and your family not to bene“ t from the advantages of a Revocable Living Trust -especially if you own a home or condo. Single Person $ 345Married Couple $ 445Plus Additional Incidental CostRobert D. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMEStests done on the burrow, and then daily inspections of the burrows for 28 contiguous days. In a best-case scenario, the above procedure may determine that the burrow is no longer occupied. In that case, the FWC-approved agent or biologist will certify this, and the county permitting can proceed. If the property is big enough, option 2 is to hire an FWC-approved environmental biologist or authorized gopher tortoise agent to relocate the borrow to another area on the property that will remain protected from clearing, development, machinery, etc. This can get complicated. For example, the FWC recently gave preliminary thumbs-up to relocate some burrows to a protected-areaŽ at the rear of an extra-deep lot that is on a fresh-water canal. However, we discovered this would not work because the deed restrictions mandate that the builder grade the protected areaŽ so that it slopes down to the waters edge. That reduced our choices to option 3. Option 3 is off-site relocationŽ. Its the most expensive option. However, a prominent, high-volume builder told me its the most practical to the point it is the only option he uses. It involves hiring an FWCapproved environmental biologist to relocate the tortoises to a designated mitigation habitat that is maintained for that purpose. Costs include the FWC permit, paying the biologist, and paying the owners of the tortoise habitat. A common theme among those I interviewed for this column is that fees charged by consultants, agents, and biologists can vary widely. This subject is complicated, so this column is only intended for general information. An experienced, local builder can likely take the lead in mitigating for gopher tortoises and will know which FWCapproved services are most cost-effective. And heres a closing note I bet you didnt expect. Many lots with gopher burrows are choice building lots. Like the scrub jays, tortoises prefer habitat that thrives in higher elevation. So, a lot with a burrow is more likely to be an X-”ood-zone lot. That high elevation could more than offset the cost of GT mitigation in reduced construction costs and drastically lower, ”ood insurance premiums. By the way, do you know the difference between a turtle and tortoise? Turtles spend their time in water and on land. Tortoises live solely on land. Thank you to Susie Derheimer, Brandon Dilmore, and the FWC for insights into todays subject. Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@, or PAGE 1 By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELQ: My father lives in a condo that he, myself and my sister all own as Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship.Ž He just got married, and I am wondering what his new spouses rights will be regarding the property? „ Steven A: To answer this question, we will need to discuss what Rights of SurvivorshipŽ means. Normally, when multiple people own property, they all own an equal share unless it was agreed otherwise in advance. For example, if Bob and Steve buy a property and put both names on the deed, they will own it 50-50. This is known by real estate folks as Tenants in Common.Ž In this situation, if one of them dies, that persons heirs, usually a spouse and children, will get their interest in the property. Sometimes, a co-owner will want the other co-owner to get the property in case one of them passes away. This is sometimes used as an estate planning tool, or for business purposes. In this case, the co-owners can instead elect to own the property as Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship,Ž and then if one co-owner dies, the other will continue to own the property, in effect absorbing the departing owners portion. In this case, since the other co-owner gets the full ownership, there is nothing left to go to the heirs. This situation gets more confusing because the property is your fathers home. Typically, a surviving spouse gets special protections to continue to live in the family home when the property-owning spouse passes away. These protections are robust, but there is an exception for property owned with co-owners vested with Rights of Survivorship.Ž It seems in your case that the new spouse would not have any interest in the property if your father were to pass on. However, these sorts of situations can be complicated, and the wording of the deed and other small things can make a big difference. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy BEN LUTHIBANKRATE.COMIf youre thinking about buying land, youll be hard-pressed to persuade a mortgage lender to “nance your purchase. Instead, youll likely need to apply for a land loan. Land loans arent as common as mortgage loans, so your options may be limited. Also, because of different factors, you could end up with a shorter repayment period and higher down payment and interest rate than youd “nd with a mortgage loan. So, if youre considering getting a land loan, its important to know what youre getting yourself into and what options are available to reduce your costs. What are land loans? Land loans are a type of credit you can use to buy a vacant lot to eventually build a home on or raw land that you dont intend to develop. Land loans tend to be riskier for lenders than mortgage loans, says Casey Fleming, a mortgage adviser with C2 Financial Corp. in San Jose, California. And because of that, you may not get as favorable terms as you might get with a mortgage loan. Owners of raw land are much more likely to stop making payments and walk away from the property in the event of a “nancial event in their lives,Ž Fleming says. And land is much harder to sell (than a home).Ž Thats primarily because the demand for land is smaller than the demand for new and existing homes. So, if a lender needs to foreclose on the land, theres no guarantee it will get its money back in a timely manner, if at all. As a result, some lenders require a substantial down payment and charge high interest rates on land loans. Also, some land loans have signi“cantly shorter repayment terms than a typical 15or 30-year term you might get with a mortgage loan.5 land loans to consider to finance your land purchaseThere are “ve common types of land loans you can get to “nance your land purchase, each with its own terms and features. 1. Lender land loans Community banks and credit unions are more likely to offer land loans than large national banks. Your best bet is to “nd a lender with a presence near the land you want to buy. Local “nancial institutions know the area and can better assess the value of the land and its potential. If youre leaving the land undeveloped, interest costs will be very high, Fleming says. Plus, a lender could require a down payment as high as 50 percent. Some lenders, however, may be willing to take a lower down payment and charge lower interest rates if you have plans to build on the land soon. So, shop around before you apply. Also, local lenders are more likely to offer longer repayment terms, giving you more time to repay the debt. 2. USDA Rural Housing Site Loans If youre planning on building a primary residence in a rural area, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a couple of loans that can help. Section 523 loans are designed for borrowers who plan to build their own home, while Section 524 loans allow you to hire a contractor to build the home for you. Both loans are designed for families with low to moderate income, and they have a repayment term of just two years. Interest rates, however, can be low. Section 523 loans, for instance, charge just 3 percent, while Section 524 loans charge the current market rate. Depending on the situation, you may even qualify for a loan with no down payment. 3. SBA 504 Loan If youre a business owner planning to use the land for your business, you may qualify for a 504 loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). With a 504 loan, you, the SBA and a lender help contribute to the costs of the land purchase: € The SBA provides a loan for 40 percent of the purchase cost. € A lender provides a loan for 50 percent of the purchase cost. € You contribute 10 percent in the form of a down payment. SBA loans come with a 10or 20-year repayment period, and the interest rate will be based on current market rates. The terms of the loan you receive through the lender can vary, however, depending on which lender you choose. 4. Home equity loan If you have an existing home with signi“cant equity, it may be worth getting a home equity loan instead of trying to get a land loan. Theres no down payment on a home equity loan. Whats more, you can typically get a low interest rate „ regardless of what you plan to do with the land „ because your home secures the loan. The downside is that if you default on the loan, you could lose your home. Also, since youre not using the loan to buy, build or substantially improve the home used as collateral, you cant deduct the interest you pay when you “le your taxes. Depending on the lender and the loan, your repayment term could be anywhere between “ve and 30 years. 5. Seller “nancing In some cases, the person or company selling the land may be willing to offer short-term “nancing. In many cases, the seller isnt in the lending business and doesnt have a broad portfolio of loans like a community bank or credit union. As a result, you can typically expect high interest rates and a high down payment. Also, its unlikely youll get a long repayment term. So, consider this option if you cant qualify for any other type of land loan. How to “nd the right land loan for you Theres no single best land loan out there for everyone, so its important to shop around to “nd the best one for your situation. Before you do anything, Fleming recommends developing a comprehensive plan for what you plan to do with the land. Doing this can help you determine what type of loan is best and how long you want the repayment term to be. Keep in mind, though, that some lenders may have limits on how much theyre willing to “nance. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 5OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITEREarly learning is crucial to a childs mental development. To help foster that development, the city of Punta Gorda recently issued a letter of support to back the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) at the Cooper Street Recreation Center. HIPPY teams with parents to prepare children for school, particularly those dealing with poverty, limited education and English pro“ciency. I think that any help that we can provide to parents throughout the county in terms of ensuring literacy is welcome,Ž said Council Member Jaha Cummings. This program trains parents on how to create an optimum learning environment for children at home.Ž HIPPY is a family support model, according to the organizations website. In the program, personnel work directly with parents in their homes. They give them books, activities and skills that are helpful for them to take responsibility for preparing their kids for school. The City Council has provided a letter of support for the local chapter of the program. This will be included in Cooper Street Recreation Centers application to the HIPPY National Of“ce for consideration to become a HIPPY location, according to Cummings. It would be from Cooper Street that trainers would be dispatched to assist parents throughout the county.Ž The HIPPY program is implemented through a community-based agency such as a school district or a housing development. That group then provides the necessary administrative and personnel support. Joyce Cream and New Operation Cooper Street are working to establish a program within the Charlotte County community. New Operation Cooper Street, Inc. is located in the historical district of Punta Gorda. Its mission is to build relationships that support and strengthen the opportunities and diversity of the Charlotte County community through education, multiculturalism and communication. I brought this program to councils attention,Ž said Cummings. It is very successful in many other counties.Ž Cummings is the City Councils liaison to the Cooper Street Recreation Center. He said the HIPPY program was initiated through the Cooper St. Boards strategic planning process. Cooper Street is in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club in the afterschool program,Ž said Cummings, so we felt that adding to the offerings for the children and parents of preschool aged children would be good for the greater community.Ž In a June 20 letter of support from Mayor Rachel Keesling to Zelda Smith, president of New Operation Cooper Street, Keesling emphasized the importance of children having access to a high-quality education, which includes learning before kindergarten and continues during and past high school. (The) HIPPY program,Ž wrote Keesling, developed for threeto “ve-year-old children and now being expanded from age two through kindergarten, will help develop learning, communication and critical thinking skills. Some of the families to be served in our community are non-English speaking and all will be low income. The program also encourages parents of HIPPY graduates to become home visitors and many have gone on to advance their own educations.Ž The HIPPY Program will provide free high-quality trainingŽ for professional development of home visitors through academy courses including child development, guidance, health and safety. HIPPYs homebase is located in Little Rock, AR. It was established as an independent non-pro“t organization in 1988 to promote and guide the development of the HIPPY program in the United States. Currently, there are 116 HIPPY program sites in 19 states and the District of Columbia, serving 16,000 children and their families.Email: dsutphin@sun-herald.comPunta Gorda backs program to push early learning PROVIDED PHOTOFlorida HIPPY program brochure COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSJob fair set for Sept. 20The local Charlotte County Human Resources Group is sponsoring a Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. This will be a great opportunity to meet and greet potential employers and colleges. Career related resources will be available. Bring multiple copies of your resume to offer to prospective employers. For more information, call Robin Roleson at 941-235-5900 Ext. 3252.Womens Forum to meetThe Peace River Federated Republican Womens Forum will hold its next meeting on Wednesday at the Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. The meeting will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. (social time from 11:30 a.m.-noon). Guest speaker will be Diana Watt, Regional Field Director of the Republican Party of Florida. Lunch is $20 for members and $22 for guests. For reservations, email: peaceriverforum@gmail. com or call 941-916-7224.Auditions setAuditions are scheduled for Hands and Hearts for the Performing Arts for youth from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. today, Sept. 9 for The Nutcracker.Ž Dancers, acrobats, gymnasts and actors between 8-18 are needed. The NutcrackerŽ will be presented twice on Saturday, Dec. 15 and once Sunday, Dec. 16. Details of the schedule and registration is at www. handsandheartsperform and LearnA Lunch and Learn Workshop for small business owners is set for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Community Room of Sarasota Memorial Health Care, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. The workshop will discuss how successful business owners make good decisions. The Lunch and Learn Workshop is sponsored by North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of North Port and Toastmasters International of North Port. To register or for more information, visit www.northportareacham exploringThe Eco-Kids Club will meet from 1011:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 in Oaks Park along Mandrake Drive to explore plants and wildlife around the Myakkahatchee Creek. Eco-Kids is an outdoor adventure club for children 5-years-old and older sponsored by People for Trees. Parents are invited as well. Proper attire includes sneakers, T-shirts and shorts, but not tank-tops. Explorers may get wet. Donation suggested is $2 per child. For more information, call 941468-2486, email or visit peoplefortrees.comCasino tripKnights of Columbus Council 7997 hosts a bus trip to Immokalee Casino on Monday, Sept. 10. Buses board at 8 a.m. at the North Port Walmart. The cost is $25. For reservations or questions, call Michael at 941-400-7416. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018CHARLOTTE Margaret Mary Cahill Margaret Mary Cahill, 90, of Cape Haze, Fla., passed away on September 3, 2018. She was born in Palatine, Ill., to Myrtle and Charles E. Dean, Jr. She was a graduate of Freehold High School and resided in Freehold, NJ until moving to Florida in 1987. Margaret will be greatly missed by her son, William Dennis, daughters, Nancy (Christopher) Wood, Carol (Michael) McKenna, Joan (Vincent) Spallone, daughter-inlaw, Catherine Wilder Cahill and her grandchildren, Billy, Bobby and Angela Cahill, Kyle Cahill, Matthew Peters and numerous nephews and nieces. She has one remaining sister, Caroline Patterson. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 67 years, William Peter Cahill, her son, Robert Dean Cahill, her brother, Charles Dean, and sisters, Dorothy Ann Lamb and Helen Dugan. Margaret was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She enjoyed painting, her piano, traveling and her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a kind, compassionate and loving woman and the best mother one could have. Special thanks goes to Mimi and all the staff at Heritage Oaks Assisted Living. Services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grove City, Fla.Robert D Parsons Robert D Parsons, 92, of Port Charlotte, Fla., left peacefully from his home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Bob was born in Bakersville, N.C. to John and Viola Parsons. He grew up in Loafers Glory, N.C. with his 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Bob was married to his wife, Jean, for 67 years. He was a WWII Navy veteran, worked for IBM for 40 years, and was a member of Murdock Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, FL. Before moving to Port Charlotte, Bob lived in Glen Ellyn, Ill., for almost 40 years. There, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Lombard, Ill., where he loved to play the organ. After his retirement from IBM, Bob was an avid mall walker at Yorktown Mall. Bob is survived by his wife, Jean Parsons; his children Debbie (Ted) Bailey, and Don (Danette) Parsons; his granddaughters Aleta (Gloyd) Stadel and Denae (Jeff) Stein; his great grandchildren Anastasia and Xavier Stadel; and his sister Kate (JC) Gage. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Aleta Parsons; his parents John and Viola Parsons: his brothers Jack (Pearl) Parsons and George (Jane) Parsons; and his sisters Lou (Al) Abel and Mae (Burgess) Slagle. Services will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church (formerly Grace Baptist Church) of Lombard, Ill. Bob will be laid to rest on Monday, September 17, at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Memorial donations may be made to Murdock Baptist Church, 992 Tamiami Trail, Suite G, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, (630) 941-5860, or www. chapelhillgardenswest. com.ENGLEWOOD Norman Saunders Norman Saunders, 80, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away at his home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 after a long illness. By his side were his wife of 61 years, Shirley Saunders, and his daughter, Lorraine Saunders, also of Rotonda West, and his son, Scott Saunders of Groveport, Ohio. Norman was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and married Shirley Schrock, his high school sweetheart from Battle Creek. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and had a career with Clark Equipment Company for 36 years where he worked as a service representative. Retirement brought Norman and Shirley to Rotonda West, Fla., where they have lived for 18 years, despite the hurricanes, the visits by the alligators in their yard, and the constant battles with the armadillos that ate up their yard. Norman loved it so much in Florida that he no longer wanted to travel as everything he loved was in Florida. Norman had season tickets to the local minor league baseball games and a local community theatre. He prided himself on keeping his yard nice and hanging his U.S. flag. He loved when members of his family came for a visit and enjoyed playing cards with them. Its the only time he let his kids call him bad names. Above all, he was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan. Besides being survived by his wife and two children, Norman is survived by his daughter-in-law, Shari Saunders; his granddaughter, Erin Saunders; and his great-granddaughter, Allison, all of Groveport, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Suncoast Humane Society at or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.englewoodfh. com.DESOTO George Kenneth Kleis Sr.George Kenneth Kleis Sr., 74, of Arcadia, Florida died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N Hillsborough Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266, (863) 494-4101 OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICYObituaries are accepted from funeral homes and crematories, and from families if accompanied by a death certificate. Full obituaries, notices of services, remembrances and death notices are subject to charges. Email the item for publication to; it must be accompanied by a phone number. For more information, call 941-206-1028. By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY NEWS EDITORENGLEWOOD „ While learning the health of Englewood a local group realized some people dont get the help they need when they are discharged from the hospital. Others spoke up saying, some residents dont know how to properly dispose their unused medication after a hospital stay. And some group members believe more needs to be done to help seniors in Englewood from slipping and falling in their own homes. To help with all of these issues, the Community Health Action Team of Englewood, which is made up of volunteers linked with the Sarasota County Health Department, are bringing awareness through different methods. The group believes residents need more information in Englewood on how to throw away unwanted medication so it doesnt get stolen, ”ushed down the sink or toilet or accidentally taken. The health department has disposal bags that deactivate drugs and allow the user to safely throw away the medication inside the bag. Group members were given samples of the bags at their recent meeting. They were encouraged to bring the samples to different pharmacies and groups including Meals on Wheels, or Friends In Service Here to see if older potential medication users needed the disposable bags. Members also plan on distributing bags throughout Englewood. Member Beth Kregenow offered to see if Drug Free Sarasota has educational ”yers and the specialty bags. The group hopes to participate in a drug disposal event in October.Fall preventionAccording to the United States Census Bureau, in 2017, there were 48.6 percent of residents who are 65 years or older living in Englewood. The town has about 14,863 residents. About 78.9 percent of patients who used Englewood Community Hospital in 2016 were on Medicare/Medicaid Managed Care. The age group was 65 and older, according to data from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration website. After learning more information is needed about preventing and reducing falls and ways to keep a home safe from falls, CHAT member Tiffany Briggs, who is the Englewood Hospital spokesperson, volunteered to see if the hospital will organize an event.One stop for social services is 2-1-1At the meeting, member Joe Blais also asked for an update on the 2-1-1 system in Sarasota County after the call center operations were switched from a local home base to one in Orlando. Blais feared Englewood residents would not get sent to the right social service agencies if they called 2-1-1 after the switch. However, since Dec. 1, anyone in Sarasota, DeSoto or Manatee counties who called 2-1-1 for assistance received faster help for services than in the past. Maryan Terry of the United Way explained that the call center used by Sarasota actually has 80 professionals who can answer calls. The wait time with the new 2-1-1 system is far better now,Ž she said, adding it was less than seven minutes and has served hundreds of local residents. The call center operations for 2-1-1 Suncoast dissolved locally after 25 years in Sarasota County. The service is now done through Heart of Florida United Way 2-1-1. Anyone in need of food, housing, veterans and other assistance can call 2-1-1 for a one-stop reference guide. Englewood is split between two counties,Ž Blais said. When we call, the operator has to ask what county we live in to avoid confusion and then know where to send us for resources in Englewood. We couldnt always get Sarasota to understand that we are a shared county with Charlotte. I hope its going all right now.Ž The Orlando call center currently provides 2-1-1 services to 22 counties in Florida, as well as several counties in Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and Kentucky. The group always welcomes new faces to help with the CHAT group held on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 at St. Davids Episcopal Church, 401 South Broadway St. in Englewood. For more information about fall prevention, visit: healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness-day.Email: eallen@sun-herald.comCHAT working on a healthier Englewood Zeus enjoyed a loving home for the “rst eight years of his life. Like most cherished pets, he shared the companionship and feeling of security with his human family. Then suddenly in February of 2016, the security he enjoyed came to an abrupt end. Family health issues forced relatives to bring Zeus to Suncoast Humane Society, looking for help. For “ve months, this beautiful male, 90-pound Lab mix, (OK, maybe a little pit mixed in his ancestry) waited for a new family to adopt him. In the meantime, animal care staff and volunteers kept him socialized, exercised and ready to be re-homed. It took “ve months, but in July of 2016, it “nally happened. Zeus was adopted. He left the shelter with tail wagging and eager to see his new surroundings. Sadly, his tail wagging lasted all of three days. He was returned to Suncoast Humane Society for not playing well with the familys other dog. After all, even though he was 8 years old, he was still 90 pounds of energy. Zeus barely had time re-adjust to shelter life before he was adopted again. Once more he was eager to please his new family and regain the security he needed. It was a great home for more than two years. Then it happened again. Owner health issues brought Zeus back to Suncoast Humane Society in April 2018. He was the same old Zeus, happy-go-lucky, but this time seemingly more settled, content and mature. And more mature he really was, as he was now 10 years of age. Zeus became a regular with Suncoast Humane Societys Dog about TownŽ program, which features harder-to-place dogs at venues throughout the community. It gives potential adopters the opportunity to see adoptable animals away from the shelter and in a more homey environment. Zeuss stay at the shelter this time was four months. Staff and volunteers again gave him all the love and care they could, making his stay as comfortable as possible. Enter Kathleen from Punta Gorda. She and her husband Noe had been searching for a dog to be her companion, especially during the long hours Noe was working. As she toured the adoption kennels, Zeus caught her eye. Maybe it was his proud, but gentle Please take me homeŽ look, or his wagging tail. Either way, it was love at “rst sight. At last report, Zeus has made himself at home with Kathleen and Noe. Hes even taken over most of the bed at night. He loves playing with the couples grandchildren, as well as his trips to the Doggie Park. He has adopted a crinkly raccoon as his favorite toy. Every one that meets Zeus loves him. This 10-year-old dog has started a new and exciting life. The name Zeus is thought to have originated from the ancient Greek word for bright,Ž which is a close connection to the Latin word for day.Ž With that said, here is wishing for Zeus to have many bright daysŽ ahead of him. Phil Snyder is executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society. Email him at brighter day for Zeus PHOTO PROVIDEDZeus enjoys a nap in the security of his new home, one of many hes had in his life. Phil SNYDERSun Coast Humane Society adno=3610341-1 In Honor of National Pet Memorial Day,Stop by Our Of“ ce For a Special gift to cherish the memory of your beloved petPre-planning AvailablePET HAVENCemetery and Cremation Services941-637-0332www.royalpalmmemorial.com27200 Jones Loop Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33982 JAMES W. MALLONEE, P.A. LAW OFFICE JAMES W. MALLONEE PROBATE WILLS/TRUSTS GUARDIANSHIPS REAL ESTATE Office Hours … Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM 9 46 Tamiami Trail, #206, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 871 Venetia Bay Blvd. Suite #225, Venice, FL 34285 (941) 207-2223 (941) 206-2223 adno=50542015


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 C7249962 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #G207 $69,900 689 $64,000 8/31/2018 Community 1 1 0 1983 Condominiu m Conventional 101.45 0.92 92.89 D5920579 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2160 HERON LAKE DR #106 $97,913 996 $95,000 9/4/2018 Community 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Conventio nal 98.31 0.97 95.38 C7249912 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2457 DEEDRA ST $110,900 1,211 $109,000 8/31/2018 None 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Con ventional 91.58 0.98 69.38 C7400594 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 4201 ALTA VISTA DR $112,500 1,023 $114,000 9/4/2018 None 2 1 0 1959 Single Family Residence FHA 109.97 1.01 111.44 C7404185 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2188 HAYWORTH RD $115,000 1,506 $107,500 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 1968 Single Family Residence C ash 76.36 0.93 C7404036 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1232 PRESQUE ISLE DR $115,000 1,172 $120,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residen ce Cash 98.12 1.04 C7400835 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2060 WILLOWHAML #D203 $115,000 996 $107,500 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 115 .46 0.93 107.93 C7404430 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1450 KENSINGTON ST $116,900 1,096 $119,900 8/30/2018 None 2 1 0 1984 Single Family Residence Conventional 106.66 1.03 D6101439 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD #12 $119,900 910 $114,500 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 131. 76 0.95 106.71 D6101100 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2440 PICNIC ST $125,900 1,017 $125,900 8/30/2018 None 2 2 0 1963 Single Family Residence Con ventional 123.8 1 79.48 C7402044 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4633 FLINT DR $127,900 1,198 $120,500 9/5/2018 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 106. 76 0.94 C7248687 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 2001 LITTLE PINE CIR #12A $129,000 1,177 $122,500 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 1980 Condominium Co nventional 109.6 0.95 104.08 C7403603 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 175 KINGS HWY #235 $129,900 1,153 $125,000 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Conventio nal 112.66 0.96 108.41 C7403186 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1677 ALTON RD $129,900 912 $128,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conven tional 142.43 0.99 88.89 D6100295 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1612 HAYWORTH RD $129,900 1,124 $125,000 8/31/2018 None 2 1 0 1968 Single Family Residence C onventional 115.57 0.96 76.97 C7404196 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13451 ROMFORD AVE $130,000 984 $130,000 8/31/2018 Community 3 1 0 1978 Single Family Residen ce FHA 132.11 1 96.65 C7402648 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13239 FOWLER AVE $131,000 1,050 $128,000 9/4/2018 Community 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 124.76 0.98 76.78 C7251166 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2460 DUKE LN $134,900 1,190 $126,000 8/30/2018 None 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 113.36 0.93 67.56 C7403171 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20028 CHALKLEAF CT $142,000 1,123 $132,500 8/30/2018 Community 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Resi dence Cash 126.45 0.93 93.11 C7402629 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5900 TALBROOK RD $142,000 1,072 $140,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 132.46 0.99 D6101449 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 250 E GREEN ST $143,000 1,029 $143,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 138.97 1 95.08 C7242585 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1570 ADRIAN ST $146,990 1,014 $152,390 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 144.96 1.04 150.29 D6100031 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 130 CHURCH AVE $149,000 720 $145,000 8/31/2018 None 2 1 0 1951 Single Family Residence Convention al 206.94 0.97 C7403742 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 30290 HOLLY RD $149,900 1,678 $149,900 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conven tional 89.33 1 69.14 D6101467 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 1630 FLORENCE AVE $150,000 1,010 $150,000 9/5/2018 None 2 2 0 1974 Single Family Residence Conven tional 148.51 1 89.93 N5917242 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 8338 PELICAN RD $150,000 922 $142,000 8/30/2018 None 2 1 0 1971 Single Family Residence Cash 162. 69 0.95 123.26 C7244599 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 288 FLETCHER ST $158,900 1,338 $158,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence FH A 118.76 0.99 84.22 C7403666 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20161 MOUNT PROSPECT $159,900 1,387 $159,900 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 115.28 1 N6101216 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 491 WINWOOD CT $159,900 1,147 $159,900 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Residenc e Cash 139.41 1 100.69 C7402698 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 17056 DOYLE AVE $160,000 1,594 $164,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence FH A 100.38 1.03 C7400355 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 17258 ACAPULCO RD #112 $162,000 1,300 $154,000 9/5/2018 Community 2 2 0 2008 Condominium Cash 1 24.62 0.95 118.46 C7400750 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4430 COMPTON LN $162,500 1,592 $162,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conven tional 102.07 1 75.56 C7403444 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 556 LOWELL AVE NW $162,900 1,546 $160,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FHA 105.37 0.98 87.62 C7404122 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 22052 BANCROFT AVE $164,900 1,255 $164,900 9/5/2018 None 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cash 131.39 1 89.72 N6101372 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 7120 ELYTON DR $164,900 1,343 $165,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence Convent ional 122.78 1 90.09 C7402367 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4154 SANDUNE AVE $165,000 1,238 $160,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 133.28 0.97 97.68 C7403091 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 680 SHARON CIR $169,000 1,767 $164,000 8/31/2018 None 4 2 0 1958 Single Family Residence FHA 95.64 0.97 88.41 C7402909 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1854 ATWATER DR $172,500 1,170 $172,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Conven tional 147.44 1 96.37 T3105221 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13546 NEWPORT AVE $172,800 1,444 $165,000 8/31/2018 Community 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 119.67 0.95 88.14 C7403133 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2445 PASCAL AVE $174,700 1,192 $172,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Residence FHA 14 6.56 0.98 101.47 C7402987 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2810 CADIZ ST $175,000 1,538 $172,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 1 2001 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 113.78 0.98 A4407239 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4201 PINCUSHION ST $175,000 1,192 $172,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence FHA 146.81 0.99 100.94 C7403488 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20255 BANNER AVE $177,000 1,610 $177,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence C onventional 109.94 1 C7403752 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2527 BAIRD ST $178,000 1,839 $185,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence C onventional 96.79 1.04 63.05 C7247245 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2259 N SAN MATEO DR $178,000 1,459 $167,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FH A 122 0.94 80.37 C7401691 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 126 BEDFORD DR NE $179,900 1,501 $184,000 8/30/2018 Private, Com 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Re sidence Conventional 119.85 1.02 72.38 C7401677 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 412 FLAMINGO BLVD $179,900 1,481 $169,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Conventional 121.47 0.94 93.65 C7250363 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 335 W WILLIAM ST $180,000 736 $155,000 8/30/2018 None 2 1 0 1944 Single Family Residence Cash 2 44.57 0.86 129.6C7400938 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2624 SHALIMAR TER $184,900 1,452 $184,200 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 127.34 1 C7249913 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3251 WORTHINGTON AVE $184,900 1,372 $178,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence C onventional 134.77 0.96 88.12 D6101244 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4172 SANTA ANA RD $185,000 1,241 $185,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 149.07 1 97.32 O5565356 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1274 UTOPIA ST $185,000 1,886 $193,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 98.09 1.04 78.01 N6101548 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3798 RODERIGO AVE $187,500 1,438 $179,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Cash 130.39 0.95 60.23 C7403593 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 3439 BROOKLYN AVE $188,000 1,717 $188,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Residence Cash 109.49 1 70.02 D6100058 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 644 BLUE LN NW $188,000 1,613 $175,000 8/31/2018 Private 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence Conventional 116.55 0.93 C7404589 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 4 PIRATES LN #43A $189,000 1,660 $175,000 8/31/2018 Private, Com 2 2 0 1979 Condominium Cash 11 3.86 0.93 105.42 D6101059 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7015 SPINNAKER BLVD $189,000 1,482 $186,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Con ventional 127.53 0.98 78.68 D6101569 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 1251 WILSON DR $189,900 1,260 $189,900 8/30/2018 None 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 150 .71 1 87.51 A4405225 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 3459 LOTUS RD $189,900 1,135 $186,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence VA 167.3 1 0.98 C7401621 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3687 N SALFORD BLVD $189,900 1,809 $189,900 9/4/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Con ventional 104.98 1 78.05 C7251312 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2134 S CRANBERRY BLVD $194,000 1,497 $189,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residen ce FHA 129.59 0.97 82.82 D6101626 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7450 ASHTABULA ST $194,900 1,704 $194,900 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 114.38 1 79.55 C7251401 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2732 MAGDALINA DR #E $194,900 910 $191,500 8/30/2018 Community 2 2 0 1987 Condominium Conventio nal 214.18 0.98 178.31 C7250628 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 232 ORDUNA DR $199,000 1,738 $199,000 9/4/2018 None 4 3 0 1980 Single Family Residence FHA 114.5 1 81.36 C7402888 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 308 SALEM AVE NW $199,900 1,456 $170,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence C onventional 137.29 0.85 89.85 N6100585 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 971 BAY VISTA BLVD $199,900 1,355 $194,900 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Conv entional 147.53 0.97 143.84 N6100330 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7229 STRAWBERRY ST $199,900 1,228 $187,000 9/4/2018 None 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 162.79 0.94 99.52 N6100716 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 28053 ARROWHEAD CIR $201,580 1,554 $200,000 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence U SDA 129.72 0.99 N6100158 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 4307 MCALLISTER LN $205,045 1,672 $203,045 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence FHA 122.63 0.99 90.6 C7403183 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1354 AQUI ESTA DR $209,000 1,520 $199,000 8/31/2018 Private 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence Cash 137.5 0.95 T3112490 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2205 ALTITUDE AVE $211,900 1,853 $205,000 8/31/2018 None 4 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 114.36 0.97 84.5 C7402411 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 4274 TROOST ST $214,688 1,643 $208,000 9/4/2018 None 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 130.67 0.97 86.7 C7402936 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 5580 PETAL RD $214,900 1,546 $214,900 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 139 1 101.13 N5916669 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 602 APPLE LN #135 $214,900 1,453 $207,000 9/4/2018 Community 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Conventional 147.9 0.96 100.58 C7228044 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 112 BIG PINE LN $214,900 1,281 $205,000 8/31/2018 None 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 167.76 0.95 101.54 C7400002 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4144 S CRANBERRY BLVD $215,000 1,886 $215,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Conventional 114 1 81.62 N6101175 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7372 CARY ST $219,000 1,416 $219,000 9/4/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 154.66 1 103.99 C7401140 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18458 INWOOD AVE $219,000 1,536 $215,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 142.58 0.98 93.07 A4409416 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7786 EINSTEIN ST $219,900 2,020 $223,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 1 08.86 1.01 81.8 C7251259 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2002 BAL HARBOR BLVD #1021 $219,900 1,517 $212,500 8/30/2018 Community 3 2 0 2003 Condominium C onventional 144.96 0.97 130.45 N6101117 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 28047 ARROWHEAD CIR $221,550 1,756 $218,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence F HA 126.17 0.98 94.99 C7403928 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18466 INWOOD AVE $229,000 2,002 $225,000 9/4/2018 Private 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Cash 114.39 0.98 76.87 C7402863 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 24486 TANGERINE AVE $231,500 2,766 $190,000 8/30/2018 Private 4 2 1 1985 Single Family Resid ence Cash 83.69 0.82 24.8 D5912941 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1148 ALLEGHENY LN $234,900 1,812 $233,900 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conv entional 129.64 1 94.39 A4406604 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3342 TAUNTON AVE $235,000 1,393 $215,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence FH A 168.7 0.91 C7401337 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 458 ORLANDO BLVD $235,000 2,180 $237,500 8/31/2018 None 4 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence F HA 107.8 1.01 79.97 A4408715 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3141 CHIPLEY AVE $239,999 1,703 $240,100 8/30/2018 None 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 140.93 1 C7400451 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3005 ROCK CREEK DR $240,000 1,470 $230,000 8/31/2018 Private 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 163.27 0.96 C7250089 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22301 HALLSTEAD AVE $244,900 1,670 $230,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residenc e Cash 146.65 0.94 100.09 D6101400 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 1753 WALDEN CT $250,000 1,680 $232,500 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 148.81 0.93 81.58 C7402545 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 9987 SPRING GULCH LN $250,000 2,778 $242,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Conventional 89.99 0.97 67.4 A4405631 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1299 NORA LN $250,000 1,731 $250,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conven tional 144.43 1 C7401640 Sold NORTH PORT 34289 2233 BOXWOOD ST $250,000 2,070 $238,000 8/30/2018 Community 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence C onventional 120.77 0.95 79.95 C7247484 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 415 MACARTHUR DR $261,850 2,330 $256,850 8/30/2018 None 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence C onventional 112.38 0.98 C7240772 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 358 POSADAS CIR $262,300 2,430 $257,300 8/31/2018 None 4 3 0 2016 Single Family Residence FHA 1 07.94 0.98 C7247303 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 25470 PALISADE RD $266,300 2,240 $260,000 8/31/2018 None 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence VA 118.88 0.98 D5923611 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5061 RICHMOND TER $269,900 3,000 $250,000 8/31/2018 Private 4 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence C onventional 89.97 0.93 65.79 O5531106 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2125 RIO DE JANEIRO AVE $271,700 2,068 $256,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 131.38 0.94 C7404064 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 299 MENDOZA ST $272,000 1,788 $260,000 8/31/2018 Private 4 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cash 152.13 0.96 N5913592 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5519 BIRKDALE CT $277,500 2,094 $275,000 9/4/2018 None 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Conven tional 132.52 0.99 94.37 C7250925 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 29315 LILLIS ST $279,000 1,693 $275,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Residence Ca sh 164.8 0.99 143.98 C7247557 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 5485 FARMINGTON AVE $279,000 1,882 $255,000 9/4/2018 Private 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 148.25 0.91 88.33 C7403408 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3413 ROCK CREEK DR $289,000 1,692 $280,000 9/5/2018 Private 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 170.8 0.97 N6100243 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 8784 PEREGRINE WAY $289,500 1,804 $280,000 8/31/2018 Community 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residenc e Cash 160.48 0.97 C7402728 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5195 BLUE HERON CIR $289,900 1,809 $287,000 9/5/2018 Private, Com 2 2 0 2004 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 160.25 0.99 112.46 C7402438 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2733 JABLO CIR $304,900 2,101 $295,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conv entional 145.12 0.97 109.42 C7402682 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 24399 BALTIC AVE #103 $319,900 1,866 $300,000 8/31/2018 Community 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Conven tional 171.44 0.94 142.45 C7401946 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1064 CRIMSON AVE $319,900 2,378 $305,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 3 0 2007 Single Family Residence Ca sh 134.52 0.95 101.73 C7402260 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5284 PINEHURST CT $329,900 2,252 $318,000 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash Conven 146.49 0.96 C7244948 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 13091 PRESERVE CT $335,000 1,930 $325,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 173.58 0.97 123.39 A4403300 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1359 CLEARVIEW DR $339,900 2,199 $329,500 8/31/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 154.57 0.97 111.17 C7401786 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18686 MACGILL AVE $345,000 1,294 $345,000 8/31/2018 Private 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 266.62 1 156.39 C7248647 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 3329 SUNSET KEY CIR #506 $350,000 1,825 $333,500 8/31/2018 Community 3 2 0 2005 Condominium Cas h 191.78 0.95 182.74 D6101581 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 12388 MINOT AVE $364,900 1,789 $364,900 8/31/2018 None 3 3 0 1984 Single Family Residence Ca sh 203.97 1 135.7 D5923390 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 6342 ABDELLA LN $364,900 2,115 $355,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Cas h 172.53 0.97 125.31 C7402189 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3722 POINT ST $369,000 2,090 $365,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 176.56 0.99 109.74 C7401531 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 519 W CASHEW $374,900 1,798 $369,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residence Cash 208.51 0.98 132.02 A4151114 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 9203 GRIGGS RD #A102 $398,900 1,913 $395,000 9/5/2018 Community 3 2 1 2003 Condominium Cash 208.5 2 0.99 206.48 C7401858 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 19220 PALMDALE CT $403,700 1,699 $403,700 9/4/2018 Private 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residenc e Cash 237.61 1 156.23 C7400494 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 235 BAL HARBOR BLVD $429,500 2,516 $420,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 170.71 0.98 135.88 C7403300 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 499 VICEROY TER $439,000 2,954 $417,500 9/4/2018 Private 4 3 0 1989 Single Family Residence Conventional 148.61 0.95 97.27 C7404190 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 34500 WASHINGTON LOOP RD $485,000 3,087 $470,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 1 1988 Single Family Res idence Conventional 157.11 0.97 110.43 C7401651 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 110 GRAHAM ST SW $517,000 2,232 $500,727 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 231.63 0.97 155.12 C7400261 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1238 ROYAL TERN DR $535,000 2,095 $515,000 8/30/2018 Private 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 255.37 0.96 172.82 A4402147 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1228 CANVASBACK CT $549,000 2,030 $450,000 8/31/2018 Private 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 270.44 0.82 D5919906 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 720 N MANASOTA KEY RD $2,750,000 3,831 $2,400,000 8/31/2018 Private 4 3 0 1955 Single Family Resi dence Cash, Other 717.83 0.87 457.32 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSML# STATUS CITY ZIP CODE ADDRESS LIST PRICE AREA SOLD PRICE SOLD DATE POOL BE FB HB BUILT PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS LP/ SQFT SP/LP LP/SQFTCHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 C7245481 Sold 510 AIRPORT AVE E #2C 1 1 0 1980 Sea Breeze Condominium Cash 120.13 0.85 8/31/2018 $92,500 FALSE C7404165 Sold 839 CLEMATIS RD 2 2 0 1972 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 129 1 8/27/2018 $129,900 FALSE N6100367 Sold 207 RUBENS DR #D 2 2 0 1983 Sorrento Park Condominium Conventional 104.65 0.99 8/31/2018 $135,000 FALSE N5916867 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #506 2 2 0 2000 Woodmere At Jacaranda Condominium Cash 146.9 0.97 8/28/2018 $140,000 FALSE T3111518 Sold 2931 ARROWHEAD RD 2 1 0 1982 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 181.82 0.93 8/31/2018 $140,000 TRUE A4400954 Sold 444 DRIFTWOOD RD 2 2 0 1961 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash 93.48 0.92 8/30/2018 $140,500 FALSE N5916310 Sold 1100 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #411 2 2 0 1988 Lakes Of Capri Condominium Cash 129.23 0.85 8/31/2018 $145,000 FALSE N6101061 Sold 551 CROCUS RD 3 2 0 1968 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 135.25 0.96 8/29/2018 $152,702 FALSE N6100942 Sold 642 BIRD BAY DR E #208 3 2 0 1983 Bird Bay Village Condominium Conventional 146.42 0.97 8/29/2018 $155,500 FALSE O5716153 Sold 362 EIDER RD 3 2 0 1956 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 93.43 0.88 8/27/2018 $165,000 FALSE A4202055 Sold 764 AVENIDA ESTANCIA #K #215 2 2 0 1981 Estancias Of Capri Isles Condominium Cash 140.81 0.95 8/29/2018 $167,000 FALSE A4403880 Sold 1204 BIRD BAY WAY #112 2 2 0 1979 Bird Bay Village Condominium Cash 165.84 0.99 8/30/2018 $168,000 FALSE D6100795 Sold 721 GULF COAST BLVD 2 2 0 1984 Edgewood Sec Of Venice Single Family Residence Cash 136.7 0.88 8/31/2018 $168,000 FALSE N6101280 Sold 1068 LILLIAN ST 3 1 0 1971 East Gate Terrace Single Family Residence Cash 145.53 0.96 8/30/2018 $171,000 FALSE N6101236 Sold 720 CUMBERLAND RD 3 2 0 1957 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 177.58 1 8/31/2018 $179,000 FALSE D5920747 Sold 16479 GLORIA LN #201 2 2 0 2006 Blackburn Cove Condominium Cash 116.28 0.96 8/31/2018 $180,000 FALSE C7402020 Sold 931 LEEWARD RD 3 2 0 1973 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 128.11 0.95 8/31/2018 $180,000 TRUE D5923579 Sold 707 E BAFFIN DR 3 2 0 1986 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA 169.64 0.99 8/24/2018 $190,000 TRUE D5923336 Sold 209 HILLS RD 2 1 1 1955 Hills Sub Jesse K Single Family Residence Conventional 172.41 1 8/28/2018 $200,000 FALSE N5915236 Sold 1215 FALCON RD 3 2 0 1978 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 118.06 0.93 8/28/2018 $204,000 FALSE A4211086 Sold 5264 ALBION RD 3 2 0 2002 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 164.06 0.91 8/27/2018 $210,000 FALSE N6100142 Sold 324 MORNINGSIDE RD 3 2 0 1990 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA 136.07 0.97 8/28/2018 $213,500 FALSE N5914204 Sold 1910 TRADEWINDS CIR 3 2 0 1990 Cove Pointe Single Family Residence FHA 124.76 1 9/1/2018 $224,950 FALSE N6100195 Sold 118 PADOVA WAY #51 2 2 0 2003 San Marco At Venetan Golf Rive Single Family Residence Cash 180.94 0.96 8/30/2018 $ 226,000 FALSE N6101529 Sold 412 W SHADE DR 2 2 0 1959 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash 157.39 1 8/27/2018 $229,000 FALSE N6101115 Sold 109 PORTA VECCHIO BND #202 3 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Condominium Conventional 139.67 0.99 8/31/2018 $232,000 FALSE N6101337 Sold 1612 CYPRESS POINT CT 3 2 0 1977 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 126.93 1 8/30/2018 $239,900 TRUE N6100342 Sold 9023 EXCELSIOR LOOP 3 2 0 2018 Rapalo Single Family Residence Conventional 160.97 0.98 8/30/2018 $245,000 FALSE N6100752 Sold 4203 FRONTIER LN 3 2 0 2018 Bay St Vill & Towncenter Land Condo Condominium Cash 163.61 0.99 8/31/2018 $250,000 FALSE N6100779 Sold 302 LAUREL HOLLOW DR #56 3 2 0 1988 Laurel Hollow Single Family Residence Cash 124.73 0.85 8/31/2018 $250,450 FAL SE U8007191 Sold 5016 SOUTHERN PINE CIR 3 2 0 1987 Southwood Single Family Residence Conventional 145.26 1 8/30/2018 $261,900 TRUE T3102468 Sold 11715 TEMPEST HARBOR LOOP 4 2 1 2006 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence FHA 117.37 1 8/28/2018 $264,90 0 FALSE N5917062 Sold 2298 HARRIER WAY 2 2 0 1999 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Cash 159.83 0.99 8/30/2018 $265,000 FALSE A4408711 Sold 318 SIGNORELLI DR 3 2 0 1981 Sorrento East Single Family Residence FHA 140.76 0.97 8/31/2018 $268,000 FALSE A4407206 Sold 1221 PARADISE WAY 4 3 0 1988 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence Cash 126.11 1.12 8/28/2018 $269,000 TRUE N6100000 Sold 23081 BANBURY WAY #203 2 2 0 2015 Sarasota National Condominium Cash 150.59 0.98 8/31/2018 $270,000 FALSE N6100462 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #506 2 2 0 1969 Venice Ave Condominium Condominium Conventional 279.79 0.95 8/30/2018 $270,000 F ALSE N5917221 Sold 11921 BLAZING STAR DR 2 2 0 2018 Preserve at West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 167.58 0.99 8/27/ 2018 $275,000 FALSE N6101274 Sold 312 MYRTLE DR 3 2 0 1982 Nokomis Single Family Residence Cash 143.12 0.95 8/31/2018 $276,500 FALSE N6100405 Sold 12590 SHIMMERING OAK CIR 3 2 1 2015 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Conventional 172.62 0.98 8/27/2018 $290,00 0 FALSE N5915426 Sold 19312 YELLOWTAIL CT 3 2 0 2018 Caribbean Village Single Family Residence Conventional 149.77 0.99 8/31/2018 $297, 000 FALSE O5569804 Sold 4107 HEMINGWAY DR 3 2 0 1995 Woodmere Lakes Single Family Residence Cash 133.13 1 8/31/2018 $297,950 FALSE N6100354 Sold 243 MARAVIYA BLVD 2 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 181.6 1 8/31/2018 $298,000 FALSE N6101255 Sold 5672 BAYLOR RD 3 2 0 1993 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 150 1 8/31/2018 $300,000 TRUE N6100386 Sold 11913 BLAZING STAR DR 3 2 0 2018 Preserve at West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 150.43 0.95 8/27/ 2018 $305,965 FALSE N5916895 Sold 255 MARAVIYA BLVD 2 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 170.7 0.98 8/30/2018 $310,000 FAL SE N5916884 Sold 247 MARAVIYA BLVD 2 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 172.6 1 8/31/2018 $313,450 FALSE N6100994 Sold 104 PESCADOR PL 2 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Conventional 174.01 0.93 8/29/2018 $316,000 FALS E N6100470 Sold 11646 PARROTFISH ST 3 2 0 2018 Caribbean Village Single Family Residence Conventional 163.39 0.99 8/31/2018 $324, 000 FALSE A4407986 Sold 951 CITRUS RD 3 2 0 1991 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 164.97 0.99 8/31/2018 $325,000 TRUE N6101748 Sold 216 BENEDETTO COURT 3 2 1 2018 Nokomis Single Family Residence Conventional 145.98 1 8/29/2018 $325,966 FALSE N6101018 Sold 309 PAVONIA RD 3 2 0 2016 Bay Point Single Family Residence Other 243.34 0.97 8/27/2018 $338,000 FALSE N6100742 Sold 4991 WILD DAISY LN 3 2 0 1999 Stonecastle At Southwood Single Family Residence Conventional 152.89 0.93 8/29/2018 $344,000 TRUE N6100857 Sold 4248 WORDSWORTH WAY 3 2 0 1998 Woodmere Lakes Single Family Residence VA 151.28 1 8/30/2018 $349,900 TRUE N5915125 Sold 1265 RESERVE DR 3 3 0 1997 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Cash 149.25 0.93 8/31/2018 $350,000 FALSE A4209760 Sold 3063 KENNEDY DR 3 3 0 1968 North Venice Farms Single Family Residence Conventional 125.22 0.9 8/30/2018 $357,000 FALSE A4210744 Sold 5656 SEMOLINO ST 2 2 0 2017 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Cash 213.14 0.95 8/30/2018 $360,000 FALSE A4412174 Sold 10092 COZY GROVE DR 2 2 0 2018 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Conventional 192.11 1 8/30/2018 $368,283 TRUE N6101667 Sold 13640 YELMA ST 3 2 0 2018 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Cash 185.2 1 8/27/2018 $368,739 FALSE A4407840 Sold 1994 MESIC HAMMOCK WAY 4 3 0 2013 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 153.65 0.98 8/27/201 8 $370,000 TRUE A4196086 Sold 1222 SLEEPY HOLLOW RD 3 2 1 1982 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence VA 169.96 0.96 8/30/2018 $370,000 TRUE N6100454 Sold 803 HIGEL DR 2 2 0 1999 Venice Gulf View Single Family Residence Cash 291.57 0.93 8/29/2018 $370,000 FALSE E2400167 Sold 2058 MESIC HAMMOCK WAY 3 2 0 2018 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 189.72 1.15 8/31/201 8 $380,000 FALSE D5919666 Sold 845 PINTO CIR 3 2 0 1987 Pinto Estates Single Family Residence Conventional 195.59 0.92 8/29/2018 $390,000 FALSE T3128092 Sold 13826 VANCANZA DR 3 3 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Conventional 160.72 1 8/28/2018 $392,794 FALSE N6100802 Sold 323 MARSH CREEK RD 3 2 0 2005 Sawgrass Single Family Residence Cash 187.79 0.96 8/30/2018 $400,000 TRUE N5915988 Sold 4339 VIA DEL VILLETTI DR 3 2 1 2003 Venetia Single Family Residence Cash 168.13 0.93 8/31/2018 $420,000 TRUE N5916060 Sold 1205 SORRENTO WOODS BLVD 5 3 0 1987 Sorrento Woods Single Family Residence Conventional 142.43 0.95 8/31/2018 $42 8,000 TRUE A4197418 Sold 386 MARSH LANDING WAY 3 2 0 2011 Sawgrass Single Family Residence Cash 189.74 0.99 8/29/2018 $434,500 TRUEML# STATUS ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PR ICE POOL Y/NSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSD5923669 SLD 1586 BLUE HERON DR ENGLEWOOD 34224 HOLIDAY MOB ESTATES 3RD 828 $102,000 2 2 0 1977 Community Mobile Home Cash 8/3 1/2018 $129.11 $123.19 0.95 A4401186 SLD 55 OAKLAND HILLS PL ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND 1,319 $114,900 2 2 0 1974 None Single Family Residenc e Conventional 8/29/2018 $87.11 $87.11 1 D6101439 SLD 26 QUAILS RUN BLVD #12 ENGLEWOOD 34223 QUAILS RUN I 910 $114,500 2 2 0 1984 Community Condominium Cash 8/31/2018 $131.76 $125.82 0.95 C7404196 SLD 13451 ROMFORD AVE PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 984 $130,000 3 1 0 1978 Community Single Family Res idence FHA 8/31/2018 $132.11 $132.11 1 C7403255 SLD 580 MICHIGAN AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 BAY VIEW MANOR 1,492 $132,500 3 2 1 1960 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/28/ 2018 $93.77 $88.81 0.95 D6100726 SLD 6600 GASPARILLA P #102 ENGLEWOOD 34224 GOLDEN TEE PH 01 BLDG 14 932 $123,000 2 2 0 1991 Community Condominium Con ventional 8/29/2018 $150.11 $131.97 0.88 D6100096 SLD 6796 GASPARILLA P #27 ENGLEWOOD 34224 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER 1,036 $137,900 2 2 0 1986 None Condominium Convention al 8/27/2018 $135.04 $133.11 0.99 D6101449 SLD 250 E GREEN ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 PROSPECT PARK SUB OF B 5 1,029 $143,000 2 2 0 1983 None Single Family Residence Co nventional 8/31/2018 $138.97 $138.97 1 C7403970 SLD 13623 ROMFORD AVE PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 1,203 $138,000 3 2 0 1979 None Single Family Reside nce Cash 8/28/2018 $120.12 $114.71 0.96 D6100031 SLD 130 CHURCH AVE ENGLEWOOD 34223 PINE HAVEN 720 $145,000 2 1 0 1951 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/31/ 2018 $206.94 $201.39 0.97 N5917242 SLD 8338 PELICAN RD ENGLEWOOD 34224 PINE LAKE 922 $142,000 2 1 0 1971 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/30/2018 $16 2.69 $154.01 0.95 C7403173 SLD 6699 SAN CASA DR #U4 ENGLEWOOD 34224 WATERS EDGE PH 01 BLDG U 1,143 $145,000 2 2 0 1984 Private, Com Condominium Cash 8/28/2018 $134.73 $126.86 0.94 D6101404 SLD 6485 HAMLET DR #33-A ENGLEWOOD 34224 GULFWIND VILLAS PH 11 1,170 $162,000 2 2 0 1996 Community Villa Conventional 8/28/2018 $145.21 $138.46 0.95 D6100384 SLD 2860 PENGUIN LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 HOL MOB ESTATE 3RD ADD 1,440 $162,000 2 2 0 1976 Community Mobile Home Convention al 8/27/2018 $117.99 $112.50 0.95 T3105221 SLD 13546 NEWPORT AVE PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 1,444 $165,000 3 2 0 1973 Community Single Family R esidence Conventional 8/31/2018 $119.67 $114.27 0.95 D6100844 SLD 135 ROTONDA CIR ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS 1,750 $179,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Res idence Conventional 8/29/2018 $102.29 $102.29 1 D6101277 SLD 7438 BANBURY TER PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 1,369 $196,560 2 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Resi dence FHA 8/29/2018 $138.06 $143.58 1.04 D6101059 SLD 7015 SPINNAKER BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 1,482 $186,000 2 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/31/2018 $127.53 $125.51 0.98 D6101569 SLD 1251 WILSON DR ENGLEWOOD 34224 MAY TERRACE 1,260 $189,900 2 2 0 1977 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/30/2018 $150.71 $150.71 1 D6101626 SLD 7450 ASHTABULA ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 084 1,704 $194,900 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence C ash 8/30/2018 $114.38 $114.38 1 N6100585 SLD 971 BAY VISTA BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 BAY VISTA BLVD 1,355 $194,900 2 2 0 1977 None Single Family Residence Conventi onal 8/31/2018 $147.53 $143.84 0.97 D6101483 SLD 101 NATURES WAY #1205 ROTONDA WEST 33947 WATERSIDE CONDOS PH I 1,525 $200,000 3 2 0 2007 Community Condominium Ca sh 8/29/2018 $140.98 $131.15 0.93 D6100125 SLD 10045 LINKS LN #402 ROTONDA WEST 33947 PRESERVE AT WINDWARD PH 1B 1,594 $213,750 2 2 0 2005 Community Condominium Conventional 8/30/2018 $138.02 $134.10 0.97 N6101153 SLD 7208 E CORK LN E ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 1,020 $195,000 2 2 0 1983 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/27/2018 $220.59 $191.18 0.87 A4407815 SLD 27 GOLFVIEW RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST OAKLAND HILLS 1,712 $220,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 8/30/2018 $133.76 $128.50 0.96 C7400424 SLD 20 BROADMOOR LN ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR 1,791 $219,000 3 2 0 1997 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 8/31/2018 $127.86 $122.28 0.96 D6101798 SLD 23 LONG MEADOW CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST LONG MEADOW 1,923 $229,000 3 2 0 2000 None Single Family Reside nce Conventional 8/30/2018 $119.55 $119.08 1 D5923474 SLD 3927 CAPE HAZE DR #201 ROTONDA WEST 33947 TOWNHOMES/CAPE HAZE 2,044 $230,000 3 2 1 2006 Community Townhouse Conve ntional 8/30/2018 $114.97 $112.52 0.98 A4410408 SLD 451 SUNSET RD N ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA HEIGHTS 1,293 $255,000 3 2 0 2006 Private Single Family Residence FHA 8/31/2018 $185.61 $197.22 1.06 D6100230 SLD 10205 HEBBLEWHITE CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 HEBBLEWHITE COURT 1,583 $245,000 3 2 0 2006 Community Villa Conventional 8/2 9/2018 $157.86 $154.77 0.98 D6101400 SLD 1753 WALDEN CT ENGLEWOOD 34224 WALDEN 1,680 $232,500 3 2 0 1984 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/30/2018 $1 48.81 $138.39 0.93 D6101029 SLD 21 PAR VIEW PL ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST LOMEADOW 1,969 $252,900 3 2 0 1997 None Single Family Residence FH A 8/28/2018 $128.44 $128.44 1 C7402939 SLD 7075 MIFFLIN ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,550 $248,000 3 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Residence Cash, Conven 8/29/2018 $166.71 $160 0.96 D5923993 SLD 156 CREVALLE RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA LAKES 1,644 $253,000 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Conventio nal 8/27/2018 $158.09 $153.89 0.97 N5917390 SLD 233 ROTONDA BLVD N ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 2,457 $258,000 3 2 1 2004 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 8/31/2018 $109.28 $105.01 0.96 D6101399 SLD 6 BROADMOOR LN ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR 2,107 $289,900 3 2 0 2005 Private Single Family Residenc e Conventional 8/30/2018 $137.59 $137.59 1 D6101387 SLD 122 SPORTSMAN RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR 1,959 $278,000 3 2 1 1992 Private Single Family Reside nce Conventional 8/31/2018 $147.98 $141.91 0.96 D6101313 SLD 927 ROTONDA CIR ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST WHITE 1,883 $282,000 3 2 0 2000 Private Single Family Residence C ash 8/29/2018 $153.96 $149.76 0.97 O5521391 SLD 14042 SAN DOMINGO PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 SOUTH GULF COVE 2,671 $304,200 4 3 0 2017 None Single Family Residence Con ventional 8/29/2018 $111.27 $113.89 1.02 D5922746 SLD 9200 L GASPARILL#502 PLACIDA 33946 PLACIDA BEACH PH 01 B 05 970 $280,000 2 2 0 1985 Community Condominium Cash 8/ 29/2018 $308.25 $288.66 0.94 D6100841 SLD 17 PEARL ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD BEACH COND17 1,419 $270,000 2 2 0 1974 Community Villa Cash 8/27/2018 $211. 35 $190.27 0.9 A4406268 SLD 23 MARKER RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST L MEADOW 2,112 $305,000 3 2 0 1998 Private Single Family Residence C onventional 8/31/2018 $151.47 $144.41 0.95 D6102128 SLD 576 BOX ELDER CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 PARK FOREST 2,214 $331,082 3 2 0 2018 None Single Family Residence Cash 8/29/201 8 $149.54 $149.54 1 D6100804 SLD 8534 LIT GASPARILLA PLACIDA 33946 SEABOARD 960 $315,000 3 1 1 1980 None Single Family Residence Conventional 8/3 1/2018 $353.13 $328.13 0.93 D5920575 SLD 13413 GASPARILL #D204 PLACIDA 33946 BOCA VISTA HARBOR 1,456 $320,000 2 2 0 2004 Community Condominium Cash 8/29/2 018 $236.95 $219.78 0.93 D6100904 SLD 6 MEDALIST PL ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST WHITE 2,280 $333,000 3 2 0 2001 Private Single Family Residence Cas h 8/30/2018 $153.46 $146.05 0.95 C7401905 SLD 7092 BAYPINE LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 PINES ON BAY 1,686 $372,000 3 2 1 2000 Private Single Family Residence Cash 8/29/ 2018 $236.06 $220.64 0.93 D5919806 SLD 6000 BOCA GRAND #D43 BOCA GRANDE 33921 BOCA GRANDE NORTH PH D 1,247 $475,000 2 2 0 1986 Community Condominium Cas h 8/31/2018 $400.16 $380.91 0.95 D5921843 SLD 5000 GASPARILLA #56B BOCA GRANDE 33921 BOCA GRANDE CLUB PH 04 1,321 $910,000 3 3 0 1981 Community Condominium Cas h 8/30/2018 $755.49 $688.87 0.91 D6102076 SLD 181 N GULF BLVD #5 PLACIDA 33946 PALM ISLAND ESTATES 1,785 $1,000,000 3 2 0 1992 None Single Family Residence Cas h 8/29/2018 $669.47 $560.22 0.84 D6100364 SLD 601 BOCILLA DR PLACIDA 33946 PALM ISLAND ESTATES UNIT 4 2,906 $1,375,000 4 4 0 2003 Community Single Family Residence Cash 8/29/2018 $507.57 $473.16 0.93 N5915045 SLD 490 S GULF BLVD PLACIDA 33946 DON PEDRO BEACH 3,539 $1,600,000 3 3 2 2004 None Single Family Residence Convention al 8/31/2018 $473.30 $452.11 0.96 D5919906 SLD 720 N MANASOTA KEY ENGLEWOOD 34223 MANASOTA KEY 3,831 $2,400,000 4 3 0 1955 Private Single Family Residence Cash, Other 8/31/2018 $717.83 $626.47 0.87ML# STATUS ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQ FT SP/LPENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSOUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 A4140101 Sold 516 TAMIAMI TRL S #302 3 3 1 2010 Not Applicable Condominium Seller Financing 203.43 0.98 8/30/2018 $439,000 FAL SE A4201680 Sold 266 N JACKSON RD 1 1 0 1927 Venice Farms Single Family Residence Conventional 415.43 0.92 8/31/2018 $449,500 TRUE T2923977 Sold 5604 CANTUCCI ST 3 2 1 2018 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 214.24 0.96 9/1/2018 $449,900 FAL SE A4401317 Sold 14021 BELLAGIO WAY #206 3 2 1 2006 Villas At Osprey Harbor Village Condominium Cash 219.55 0.95 8/31/2018 $452,50 0 FALSE T3123603 Sold 13400 CARAVAGGIO CT 4 3 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Cash 184.09 0.91 8/30/2018 $469,993 TRUE A4410111 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #210 3 2 1 1976 Macarthur Beach Condominium Cash 351.85 0.95 8/30/2018 $475,000 FALSE N5915168 Sold 1805 BAYSHORE RD 3 2 0 1971 Sorrento South Single Family Residence Conventional 240 0.99 8/30/2018 $480,000 TRUE A4403953 Sold 1415 SEAFARER DR 3 2 0 1977 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 246.79 0.97 8/30/2 018 $480,000 TRUE N5916696 Sold 4315 VIA DEL SANTI DR 3 3 1 2005 Venetia Single Family Residence Conventional 174.75 0.95 8/31/2018 $490,000 TRUE N6101795 Sold 11530 TAPESTRY LN 3 3 0 2018 Renaissance Single Family Residence Conventional 213.13 1 9/1/2018 $517,062 TRUE N6100450 Sold 1111 TUSCANY BLVD 3 3 0 2005 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional 226.8 0.97 8 /30/2018 $650,000 TRUE N5916151 Sold 412 SPADARO DR 3 2 1 1977 Golden Beach Single Family Residence Cash 310.11 0.97 8/28/2018 $690,000 FALSE N6101028 Sold 207 FOUR KNOT LN 4 3 1 1998 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 215.44 0.94 8/27/2 018 $720,000 TRUE N6100916 Sold 1242 SOUTHBAY DR 4 4 0 1980 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 229.15 0.95 8/31/2 018 $805,000 TRUE A4206881 Sold 105 N POINT RD 5 5 1 2018 The Oaks Single Family Residence Cash 107.13 0.96 8/31/2018 $955,000 FALSE AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSML# STATUS ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PR ICE POOL Y/N OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY NEWS EDITORHundreds turned out Saturday to pay tribute to Sergio Minervini, who worked at the SandBar Tiki & Grille along Englewood Beach. His family enjoyed spending time with the community, as employees sold raf”e tickets and took turns in the dunk tank. Rock and roll Music played all afternoon as people danced to the sounds of the band Trinity on 80. Later in the evening the BoogieMen rocked the stage. Everyone held up a glass and toasted to the memory Minervini, who loved working at the restaurant, enjoyed good Italian wine, and spending time with his family and friends. He died suddenly last month, after having lived in the area for 27 years. A special shirt was designed for him by co-worker, Marcy Corridino. The shirts remain on sale at the restaurant for $20, and money raised goes to Minervinis family for medical and other expenses.Email: eallen@sun-herald.comHundreds honor Sergio Minervini in EnglewoodRestaurant worker died suddenly last month Marcy Corridino designed the shirt for her friend Sergio. They are on sale for $20 at the SandBar Tiki & Grille. Katelyn Standley, 6, plays at the SandBar Saturday at the event. SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLENEMRICHThe restaurant held cornhole tournaments to raise money for the family. Judy Minervini, Sergios widow, throws the ball to dunk her son Louis Saturday at the SandBar Tiki & Grille fundraiser for Sergios family. He was a long time employee at the restaurant who passed away suddenly last month. FOR THE BUSINESS WOMANCelebrate Your Accomplishments onSeptember 22, 2018American Business Womens DayThe Sun is once again publishing its Women in Business page. Each advertisement features a PHOTOGRAPH and BIO (Subject to Editing) of the business woman herself and her achievements. Its a way to showcase YOU and how YOUVE excelled in the world of business. 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Feeling FitPort Charlotte € Punta Gorda € North Port € Englewood € ArcadiaSunday, September 9, 2018www.yoursun.comWere not talking about the cost to civilization, or even the emotional cost to victims and loved ones. Were talking about cold, hard cash. Cancer drugs that enlist the bodys immune system are improving the odds of survival, but competition between them is not reining in prices that can now top $250,000 a year,Ž Reuters news service reported. The Presidents Cancer Panel, an independent group established under the National Cancer Act of 1971, said most cancer drugs launched between 2009 and 2014 were priced at more than $100,000 per patient for one year of treatment. Currently, launch prices of new cancer drugs have exceeded $400,000 for a year of treatment. Faced with such gargantuan bills, is it any wonder many cancer familiesŽ have trouble putting food on the table? How can you help? Attend Chocolate Fest 2018 from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, where a $15 ticket entitles you to sample various chocolate confections throughout the Provided by JENNIFER S. SEXTON FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN CHARLOTTE COUNTYThe Florida Department of Health Charlotte County (DOHCharlotte) today issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory. One human case of West Nile virus has been con“rmed, and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill. DOH-Charlotte reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. To protect yourself from mosquitoes, you should remember to Drain and CoverŽ: Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. € Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ”ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. € Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. € Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. € Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. € Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent € Clothing „ Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. € Repellent „ Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. € Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, and IR3535 are effective. € Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old. Tips on repellent use € Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children. € Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. € Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. € In protecting children, read label instructions Health & Hope DanMEARNSC The high cost of cancerBy NICOLE VILLALPANDOAUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMANEvery afternoon around the band kids are marking their halftime performances on the parking lot pavement. The football players are practicing downs on the “eld. The cross country runners are setting new paces on trails and sidewalks. And the elementary-school kids are on the playground for recess. And its 100-plus degrees. We asked Dr. Lisa Gaw, a pediatrician with Texas Childrens Urgent Care, to give us some tips on keeping kids cool, hydrated and not experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Q: How much and how often should you drink water? A: If youre out in the sun, she recommends that at least every 15 to 20 minutes you take a break and drink water. If you feel thirsty, you need to drink water. Thats a sign that your body is in the earliest stages of being too hot. Rather than give you a ratio of how many ounces of water per hour, Dr. Gaw likes to tell parents and kids that your urine should be closer to a light lemonade-colored yellow rather than a yellow that looks more like apple juice. If you no longer feel the need to go to the bathroom, thats a warning sign. Q: Should it always be water? A: Water is great, but if a kid is very active, think about a sports drink like Powerade or Gatorade to replace the electrolytes and salt rather than just water. What you dont need is an energy drink like a Red Bull or a Monster drink. You dont need the caffeine. The same is true for soda. Q: What are the warning signs of becoming overheated, having heat exhaustion or heat stroke? A: The first warning sign is that you are thirsty. You might also have muscle cramps. Q: For heat exhaustion, you might feel hot, dizzy, light-headed, nauseated or weak. A: With heat stroke, youll feel all of those things, but youll also feel confused, possibly become unresponsive. Your body wont be able to regulate its temperature, and your body temperature could climb to 104 to 106 degrees. Youll stop sweating beca use you cannot regulate your temperature. Q: What should you do if you or someone else is experiencing these symptoms? A: If someone becomes unresponsive or is very confused, call 911. For less-severe symptoms, go to a cool, shaded area, hopefully with some air circulation. The person should start sipping water. Add cool towels or cool compresses around their neck, in their groin area or under their armpits to cool down their core temperature.Keep kids hydrated, safe from heat stroke at recess, band and football practice At least every 15 to 20 minutes, take a break and drink water. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 Feeling FitPresident Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Elaine Schaefer 941-205-6409 Deadlines: Support groups and News & Notes are published as space permits. To be included send the information to Deadlines for listings are the Monday prior to publication.By NAJJA PARKERTHE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTIONMany people reach for painkillers to get rid of headaches or reduce fever, but some of those common medicines could raise your risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new report. Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark recently conducted a study, published in the British Medical Journal, to explore the cardiovascular risks associated with diclofenac, a traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). To do so, they used national registry data that included information on 6.3 million adults in Denmark. The participants, aged 46 to 56, were split into groups with low, moderate or high baseline cardiovascular risk and were followed for 20 years from 1996 until 2016. Researchers found that, within 30 days of starting diclofenac, there was an increased rate of major adverse cardiovascular events, such as irregular heart beat or flutter, ischemic stroke, heart failure and heart attack, compared with those starting other traditional NSAIDs. In fact, the risk of having an adverse cardiovascular event rose by 50 percent among those who took diclofenac, compared with those who had not. Furthermore, they said there was also a relationship between diclofenac and an increased rate of cardiac death and upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment of pain and inflammation with NSAIDs may be worthwhile for some patients to improve quality of life despite potential side effects,Ž the team wrote in a statement. Considering its cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks, however, there is little justi“cation to initiate diclofenac treatment before other traditional NSAIDs.Ž The scientists acknowledged the study was observational. However, they noted their sample size was larger than most previous analyses on similar topics. A 2018 study of 57,000 people in Taiwan, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, revealed that some prescription pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, may be linked to irregular heartbeat. Another study published in March 2017, which analyzed nearly 30,000 patients, concluded that the consumption of any kind of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen could boost the risk of heart attack by 31 percent.Common anti-inflammatory drug doubles risk of heart attack or stroke, study findsPROVIDED BY MCCPoor sleep can leave people feeling groggy, disoriented, depressed, and not up for facing the day. And now theres new evidence that insomnia can contribute to memory loss and forgetfulness among the elderly. A study, the “rst of its kind, unveiled a new link between lack of sleep and memory loss. Researchers at the University of California, Berkley found that during sleep important brain waves are produced that play key roles in storing memories. These waves transfer the memories from the hippocampus to the prefrontal cortex, a portion of the brain where long-term information is stored. Sleep loss can cause the memories to remain in the hippocampus and not reach the long-term storage area, found researchers. This can contribute to forgetfulness and dif“culty remembering simple details, such as names. Seniors are frequently plagued with deteriorated sleeping patterns that lead to shallow sleep and more awakenings, says those at the University of California. This can contribute to the prevention of memories being saved by the brain each evening. This is not the “rst time sleep and brain health have been measured. A 2008 University of California, Los Angeles study discovered that people with sleep apnea showed tissue loss in brain regions that help store memories. WebMD says imaging and behavioral studies show the role sleep plays in learning and memory and that lack of sleep can impair a persons ability to focus and learn ef“ciently. Combine this with the necessity of sleep to make those brain wave connections for memories to be stored, and the importance of deep sleep is apparent. Another study, published in the journal Brain, conducted by doctors at Washington University in St. Louis, linked poor sleep with early onset of dementia, especially Alzheimers disease. Although poor sleep does not cause Alzheimers, it may increase brain amyloid proteins believed to be intrinsic to the disease. When slow-wave deep sleep is disrupted, levels of amyloid can grow and clog the brain. This is corroborated by data published in the journal Neurology. Getting deep sleep is important for reducing these proteins. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognizes the dif“culties elderly people may have in regard to sleep. The quality of deep sleep among older adults is often 75 percent lower than it is in younger people. Doctors can be cognizant of how sleep impacts memory and the onset of dementias and discuss insomnia treatment options with their patients.Sleep loss can affect memory in seniors PHOTO PROVIDEDTheres new evidence that insomnia can contribute to memory loss and forgetfulness among the elderly. Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver suapport groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941-426-8349 to register.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.At Ease, VeteransDuring World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. The Department of Housing & Urban Development estimates that in January 2017, over 40,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night. As recently as 2014, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide each day. These brave men and women need a listening ear, and they need to know that Gods grace is still with them. Combat veterans from Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the “rst Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., they are at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana Road in Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to join them. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte, just mile south of the Myakka River on Route 776. The church can be reached at 941697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com and their website is found at http:// SUPPORT GROUPS adno=3605481-1 € Medical Marijuana is now legal in Florida € Charlotte Countys most dedicated Medical Marijuana certi cation group € Many conditions qualifyLiberate Physician Center3841 Tamiami Tr. Suite B € Pt Charlotte, FL 33952Call for appointment today (941) 888 3232 Service sets us apartDr. Daniel Smith M.D. Medical DirectorMEDICAL MARIJUANA CERTIFICATIONS Practicing Cardiology and Internal Medicine2300 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, 33980Free Screening for Peripheral Artery Disease Call and Make Your Appointment Today Louis D. Rosen“ eld, MDTrained at George Washington University Board Certi“ ed in Cardiology and Internal Medicine941-206-0258James A. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 MISSION NUTRITIONThere is a great deal of confusion about carbs, and whether they are good or bad for us. Carbs, (short for carbohydrates), fats, and protein, are the three primary large groups of nutrients we need in order to maintain good health. They cannot be manufactured by the body and must come from the foods we eat. Carbs are classi“ed as complex and simple, according to their chemical structure and the rate in which they are digested and absorbed in the body. Complex carbs, are minimally-processed, nutrition-rich foods, often referred to as whole foods. They also contain high levels of “ber, which plays multiple important roles in overall health. Fiber acts as a laxative; helps to protect against high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases; supports healthy gut bacteria, aids in weight control; and more. Examples of complex carbs are: vegetables, oats, brown rice, buckwheat, fruit, nuts, seeds, beans, and lentils. Simple carbs, (aka health saboteurs), are highly processed, nutritionally-poor foods, replete with unhealthy additives, and lacking most of their “ber. With little to digest and absorb, these architectural miraclesŽ move rapidly through the digestive tract, wreaking havoc on our health. Lets look, for instance, at what happens in the re“ning process of wheat: more than 20 nutrients are removed from the ”our and are replaced with only four of them. The ”our is then labeled enriched!Ž Examples of simple carbs are white bread, pastries, white rice and pasta, candy, sugary drinks, ice cream, and pre-cooked-frozen dinners. Avoiding or minimizing certain simple and complex carbs can be bene“cial for folks with particular health conditions, however, for the majority of people, consumption of complex carbs „ mainly vegetables, dried beans, lentils, and a moderate amount of whole grains, and fruit, is necessary for numerous biochemical processes, and is an important part of a health-promoting strategy. Because of their high nutritional content and “ber, complex carbohydrates are digested much slower than their simple carbohydrate counterparts. Not only do such foods keep us satiated for a longer period of time-thereby preventing overeating „ they also help maintain blood sugar at a more even keel „ a critical health factor. With each plate of food we are healthier or sicker „ the choice is ours! So read my lips: boot out simple carbs! Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor, speaker, and blogger for the American Holistic Health Association.Carbs: The good, the bad and the ugly JudyBUSSC TOMATO-BASIL SALAD (2 servings) 2 medium ripe tomatoes 2 paper-thin slices red onion, “nely chopped cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves (from about 4 sprigs) DRESSING 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard teaspoon honey Salt and pepper to taste In a cup, mix all dressing ingredients and set aside. Slice each tomato on separate salad serving plate and arrange slices in a single-layered circle. Sprinkle onion on tomatoes. Drizzle dressing evenly over all tomato slices. Top with basil. AROMATIC STEAMED CABBAGE WITH GARLIC AND PEAS (2 servings) cup frozen green peas, thawed 3 cups shredded raw cabbage, packed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped tablespoon dried marjoram or basil Salt and pepper to taste Steam cabbage about 12 minutes until just turned tender. Do not overcook. Meanwhile, in large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook about 12 minutes, until onion is translucent, stirring once or twice. Add garlic, marjoram (or basil), salt, and pepper. Cook (covered) 2 minutes. Mix in cabbage and (raw) peas and cook 2 more minutes to heat through. BEANS, BROCCOLI, AND FRIENDS (2 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 cups bite-size broccoli florets and stalk slices 1 tablespoon dried tarragon Black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1 cup cooked beans (chickpeas or black-eyed peas), drained Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Mix in onion, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 7 minutes, stirring once. Add garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 3 more minutes. Meanwhile, steam broccoli about 8 minutes until tender-crisp. Drain. When onion is translucent, mix in tarragon, capers, and black pepper, and cook 2 minutes. Gently mix broccoli into onion mixture, add beans and heat through 2 minutes. Serve with chicken or, with whole grain (warmed or toasted) pita for a meatless meal. RECIPESBreast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.Breastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the “rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee. or 941-373-7070, ext. 307. SUPPORT GROUPS Registration required, Please Call to Schedule1.866.463.7103Did you Know? in Women over have not had a mammogram in the past two years in Women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime adno=3610353-1


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYS FITNESS CENTERMaintaining good health through proper eating has become a task that is quite dif“cult for many. This should not be the case. Proper eating should be a simple and natural phenomenon. In this article, I will present seven tips that I believe will prove helpful to anyone wanting to eat better. Tip 1: Base your food choice and eating habits on who you are and your particular needs. Keep in mind that your existing level of “tness, your state of health and your personal likes and dislikes will help to determine your nutritional needs, your choice of food items and the eating habits that are best for you. Tip 2: Learn as much as you can about food, nutrition and proper eating.Read as many books as you can, make use of the internet, take a food and nutrition class or two, attend a lecture or workshop and keep your eyes and ears open for the latest news and happenings that pertain to food, nutrition and healthy eating. Tip 3: Whenever possible, select foods that are organic.Organic foodsare primarily, any organic matter of plant or animal origin which, when consumed, are capable of yielding energy, building body tissues and/or regulating body processes.Because organic matter is found in the soil and in most naturalŽ bodies of water, our food „ if it is to be at is best „ should be had from, or in”uenced by, these reserves of life sustaining matter. Tip 4: Choose your food wisely. It should be kept in mind that what you eat, when you eat and how you eat are in”uenced, not by your natural tendencies, but by forces external of you. Whether as a society, community, family or individual, the reasons for eating what we eat are many. In addition, these motivating factors, because they are so powerful, exert an in”uence on us that can be quite controlling. It is, therefore, important that you choose your food based on your existing life situation(s) and the legitimate needs that result from that situation. If, for instance, you are diabetic, your choice of food items should take into consideration that condition. Tip 5: Eat a wide variety of food items. Approximately 50 nutrients are required each day to ensure optimum health.A problem that many people encounter when trying to meet their nutritional needs is securing the required nutrients from the food items that are available to them. Eating a wide variety of foods is one way to solve this problem. Another way is to make use of the four food groups (milk group, meat group, fruit and vegetable group and the grain group) when planning meals. Tip 6: Get the right amounts of the nutrients you consume. Securing the various nutrients is important. Just as important is ensuring that these nutrients are had in adequate amounts. If you are an athlete or an extremely active person you should know the types and amounts of foods that are speci“c to your needs. A woman who is pregnant, a mother who is lactating or a person in his/her senior years will all require varying amounts of speci“c nutrients. Tip 7: It is sometimes necessary to use supplements.Although the nutrients you need is best had from the food you eat, making use of vitamin and mineral supplements are ok; especially if you are unsure as to whether or not you are getting all of the important vitamins and minerals from your diet. For answers to your “tness questions, contact the Cultural Center of Charlotte Countys Fitness Center. Call, 941-625-4175, ext. 263 or visit the Fitness Center at: 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte,Seven tips to help you eat better By RACHEL BLUTHKAISER HEALTH NEWSWASHINGTON „ The number of children diagnosed with attention de“cit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a signi“cant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental health treatment through the Affordable Care Act might have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis during that time period doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys. But the researchers say they found no evidence con“rming frequent complaints that the condition is overdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The U.S. has signi“cantly more instances of ADHD than other developed countries, which researchers said has led some to think Americans are overdiagnosing children. Dr. Wei Bao, the lead author of the study, said in an interview that a review of studies around the world doesnt support that. I dont think overdiagnosis is the main issue,Ž he said. Nonetheless, those doubts persist. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, who co-authored a 2014 book called The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Todays Push for Performance,Ž compared ADHD to depression. He said in an interview that neither condition has unequivocal biological markers, so it makes it hard to determine if a patient truly has the condition without lengthy psychological evaluations. Symptoms of ADHD can include inattention, “dgety behavior and impulsivity. Its probably not a true epidemic of ADHD,Ž said Hinshaw, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and a professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco. It might be an epidemic of diagnosing it.Ž In interpreting their results, however, the studys authors tied the higher numbers to better understanding of the condition by doctors and the public, new standards for diagnosis and an increase in access to health insurance through the ACA. Because of the ACA, some low-income families have improved access to services and referrals,Ž said Bao, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, used data from the National Health Interview Survey, an annual federal survey of about 35,000 households. It found a steady increase in diagnoses among children from about 6 percent of children between 1997 and 1998 to more than 10 percent between 2015 and 2016. Advances in medical technology also may have contributed to the increase, according to the research. Twenty years ago, preterm or low-weight babies had a harder time surviving. Those factors increase the risk of being diagnosed with ADHD. The study also suggests that fewer stigmas about mental health care in minority communities may also lead to more people receiving an ADHD diagnosis. In the late 1990s, 7.2 percent of nonHispanic white children, 4.7 percent of nonHispanic black children and 3.6 of Hispanic children were diagnosed with ADHD, according to the study. By 2016, it was 12 percent of white kids, 12.8 percent of blacks and 6.1 percent of Hispanics. Over the past several decades, Hinshaw said, theres been an expanded view of who can develop ADHD. Its no longer viewed as a disease that affects only white middle-class boys, as eating disorders are no longer seen as af”icting only white middle-class girls. Still, he cautioned against overdiagnosing ADHD in communities where behavioral issues could be the result of social or environmental factors such as overcrowded classrooms. The study found rates of ADHD among girls rose from 3 to more than 6 percent over the study period. It said that was partly a result of a change in how the condition is classi“ed. For years, ADHD pertained to children who were hyperactive. But in recent years, the American Psychiatric Association added to its guide of mental health conditions that diagnosis should also include some children who are inattentive, Bao said. That raised the number of girls, he explained, because it seems they are more likely to be in that second subtype. If we compare these two, you can easily imagine people will easily recognize hyperactivity,Ž he said. That rang true for Ruth Hay, a 25-year-old student and cook from New York who now lives in Jerusalem. She was diagnosed with what was then called ADD the summer between second and third grade. Hay said her hyperactive tendencies arent as loudŽ as some peoples. Shes less likely to bounce around a room than she is to bounce in her chair, she said. Yet despite her early diagnosis, Hay said, no one ever told her about other symptoms. For example, she said, she suffers from executive dysfunction, which leaves her feeling unable to accomplish tasks, no matter how much she wanted to or tried. I grew up being called lazy in periods of time when I wasnt,Ž Hay said. If you look at a list of all the various ADHD symptoms, I have all of them to one degree or another, but the only ones ever discussed with me was you might be less focused and more “dgety. I dont know how my brain would be if I didnt have it,Ž she added. I dont know if Id still be me, but all it has been for me is a disability.Ž KHNs coverage of childrens health care issues is supported in part by the Heising-Simons Foundation.Over past 20 years, percentage of children with ADHD nearly doubles TNS PHOTOA child plays a game designed by CogCubed in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to test inattentiveness and hyperactivity and provide more accurate diagnoses of cognitive disorders. The percentage of kids with ADHD has doubled in the last 20 years.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550.Hollys HopeHollys Hope, a group formed by Joan and Ed Morgan after their daughter Holly died by suicide in 2017, will host the “rst support group in North Port to help with grief from suicide. The group will meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Module Three outside New Hope Community Church, 5600 S Biscayne Drive. For more information on the group, contact Vogel at 317250-7316, or email at amy. cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or Matters support groupLung Matters support group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Call Port Charlotte Rehab Center for locations and more information at 941-235-8011. SUPPORT GROUPS Accepting New Primary Care Patients MEDICAL PAVILION CLINICServing the Community since 1984€ Physical Exams € Womens Health € Minor Surgical Procedures € ECHOs € IV Therapy € X-Rays € Stress Test € Hospital Coverage € Weight Loss € Diabetes € Hypertension € Impotence € Allergies € Arthritis € Workers Compensation € Physical TherapyWe Accept Medicare Assignments Local PPO & PHO & HMOMONDAY FRIDAY 8am 7pmDAVID S. BALLESTAS, MD, PA and ASSOCIATES(941) 629-9190 | After hours (941) 629-75932525 Harbor Boulevard, Suite 101 & Primary Care at its BestDAVID S. BALLESTAS, M.D.Welcomes NATALIE RULAND, ARNPTOMEDICAL PAVILION CLINIC adno=3604941-1


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 5Caregivers Support GroupPort Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, hosts a caregiver support group from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is free and is open to any caregiver dealing with a care-receiver with any debilitating disease. There are no requirements to join the group. For more information, contact Mike Boccia at 941-815-6077.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has bene“ts for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318.Cancer Support MinistryFirst United Methodist Church offers a scripturally based cancer support ministry to anyone affected by this life altering diagnosis. Whether you are new diagnosis or have been battling for a long time, the cancer ministry provides a place where people who understand the treatment journey are available to help, listen and support patients, as well as survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Support Ministry meets the “rst Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in room 9 at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. All adult cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend, regardless of cancer type, church af“liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman1562@ support meetingsThe Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Port Charlotte. For more information and assistance, contact Jerry Downs at 941-629-7568 or Gloria Patmore at 941-627-9077. SUPPORT GROUPSto be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old. € Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent “rst to their own hands and then transfer it to the childs skin and clothing. € If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturers directions. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house € Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios. For more information on what repellent is right for you, consider using the Environmental Protection Agencys search tool to help you choose skin-applied repellent products: http://cfpub. insect/#searchform. The Department continues to conduct statewide surveillance for mosquito-borne illnesses. Residents of Florida are encouraged to report dead birds via the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions site at http://legacy.myfwc. com/bird/default.asp. For more information, visit DOHs website at http://www.”oridahealth. gov/%5C/diseases-andconditions/ mosquito-bornediseases/index.html or contact your county health department.ADVISORYFROM PAGE 1 corridors of the mall, all donated by popular local restaurants and chefs, while at the same helping local cancer patients with expenses. One hundred percent of the money raised will stay in the local area to help local cancer patients,Ž said Linda Vernon, physician liaison with 21st Century Oncology and event director for Chocolate Fest. Funds are distributed through the 21st Century C.A.R.E. (Cancer Assistance, Research and Education) Foundation. The nonpro“t charitable foundation provides patients “nancial assistance for incidental expenses related to active cancer treatments, whether or not they are patients of 21st Century Oncology. All of the funding for the “nancial assistance program comes from donations,Ž Vernon said. C.A.R.E. has no employees; all staff are volunteers.Ž The “nancial assistance program provides help for cancer patients through basic expenses like transportation to appointments, groceries, medical supplies, temporary housing should they have complicated cases of cancer and need to go out of town for treatments and childcare. In addition, the foundation works with volunteers who provide a variety of cancer screening programs. There is a huge need for assistance with groceries, and we give out a lot of grocery cards,Ž said Vernon. We have also provided gas cards so the patients can get to their doctor appointments and have put patients up in temporary housing while under treatmentŽ for complicated cancer cases while out of town. How big of a problem is this in Charlotte County? This is a hard one to answer, since we can only help with those who come to us,Ž Vernon said. But we know its a huge problem and it is ongoing.Ž Cancer patients who need “nancial assistance should visit the 21st Century C.A.R.E. website ( and click on Financial HelpŽ for guidelines and applications. This years Chocolate Fest marks the third time the foundation has joined the mall for this unique event. Other sponsors include Ingman Marine and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. We are proud to team up with the mall to raise funds for cancer patients in our community,Ž Vernon said. This event will give all participants the chance to indulge in mouth-watering treats, with the funds going to a great cause.Ž Vendors include local restaurants, golf clubs, bakeries and other businesses, whom Vernon said graciously donate their time and goodies to this event on a Saturday during lunch time. Talk about paying it forward.Ž The $15 admission can be paid in advance online at or on the day of the event at the door. The admission price includes a to-go box “lled with the various treats offered at the event. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITERPHOENIX „ Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but its too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the “rst human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someones DNA to cure a disease „ in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of Hunter syndrome had fallen by half, on average, four months later „ a possible sign the treatment is working. Two others who got a low dose have seen little change in these sugars so far. Theres no way to know yet whether the change in the middle-dose patients is due to the gene editing or something else, but the fact their sugars have declined consistently since treatment suggests it might be. I cannot absolutely say its a treatment effectŽ but the drop is really encouraging,Ž said the study leader, Dr. Joseph Muenzer of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The main goal of early treatment studies is to test safety, though researchers also look for hints that the therapy is working. Muenzer gave the results at a conference in Greece and consults for the treatments maker, California-based Sangamo Therapeutics. The companys president, Dr. Sandy Macrae, said tests in about “ve months will reveal more, but the change in the middle-dose group so far looks really good.Ž The most rational explanation for this is that what we hoped was going to happen has happened,Ž he said. HOW IT WORKS Gene editing is intended as a more precise way to do gene therapy, to knock out a bad gene or supply a good one thats missing. Doctors hope it will give a way to address a host of diseases that cant be treated well now. In November, a Phoenix-area man with Hunter syndrome, Brian Madeux, became the “rst person to test this inside the body. He lacks a gene that makes an enzyme that breaks down certain large sugar compounds called GAGs. These build up in cells and cause havoc throughout the body. Through an IV, Madeux received many copies of a corrective gene and a gene-editing tool called zinc “nger nucleases to help put it in a precise spot in his DNA. He was one of the two patients given a very low dose of the treatment, because this “rst-in-human testing called for extreme caution.EARLY RESULTSIn Madeux and the other low-dose patient, levels of the tell-tale sugar compounds in urine rose 9 percent on average after four months. Muenzer said its hard to know whether this is a signi“cant change; little is known about the biology of these compounds, including whether they ”uctuate during the day or before or after meals. A liver biopsy on one patient given a low dose of the therapy found no evidence that the gene editing had occurred, but Sangamo scientists said this dose is far below the level at which such signs had been detected in research on primates. Two other patients were given a middle dose that was twice what the “rst two patients received. Their GAG levels declined by 51 percent after four months, on average. Two of the main types of these sugars that accumulate in tissues declined 32 percent and 61 percent, respectively. It is not yet known if declines like these can improve patients health or slow the progression of the disease. This is not proof that this is a successful therapy yet, that these patients had enough gene editing to now supply them with the enzyme they need for the rest of their life,Ž Muenzer said. But he said an important goal was met: the treatment seems safe. There were two serious side effects „ one patient was hospitalized for bronchitis and another for an irregular heartbeat „ but those were deemed due to their disease and preexisting conditions, not the gene treatment.NEXT STEPSTwo more patients have been given the highest dose being tested „ 10 times the starting dose „ for a total of six patients in the study. The next step is to start taking patients off the weekly enzyme treatments theyve been receiving to see if the gene therapy has changed their bodies so they make enough of the enzyme themselves. More results are expected at a medical meeting in February. We need to see sustained levels for this to be practical. If this only works for six months, thats not very bene“cial,Ž Muenzer said. Times going to tell.Ž In an interview at his home in Arizona last month, Madeux, 45, told The Associated Press he volunteered for the study in hope of being able to stop the weekly, threehour enzyme infusions, but also to help “nd a treatment for future generations with the disease. Im old and having Hunters has done a lot of damage to my body,Ž Madeux said. Im actually pretty lucky Ive lived this long.ŽEarly results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt PHOTO PROVIDEDBrian Madeux interacts with research nurse Chrishauna Lacy at his home in New River, Arizona. Madeux was the “rst person in the world to participate in a gene editing attempt in his body, for the inherited disease Hunter syndrome. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ North Port Parkinsons Wellness Club: In-Home Assessments for Better LivingŽ with Cindy Anderson, OT; SMH North Port Medical Plaza, Neuro Challenge: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 12. € Special Event: North Port: Better Hearing Starts Now! Understanding the Effects of Hearing on Parkinsons with Carol Bourbeau, Hear Again America; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and Parkinsons Power Hour with Carisa Campanella; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 19. € Englewood Parkinsons Support Group: Understanding Parkinsons Disease and Resources for Symptom ManagementŽ with Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Program Manager; St. Davids Episcopal Church, 401 S. Broadway, Englewood, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 21. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and Parkinsons Power Hour with Karla Brody, MSSW; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 26. € North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP: An exercise program focusing on breath support, posture, and vocal function exercises for improved vocal performance; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27. € Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group: Lessons Learned from CopingŽ with Edie Anderson, Ambassador, Davis Phinney Foundation; (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD), Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, from 3 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. on Sept. 27. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons Support Group: Understanding the Medical In“nity DBS System and Parkinsons DiseaseŽ with Chad Davie; Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28.Childbirth Education ProgramsSarasota Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive childbirth education programs at its North Port Health Care Center, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port. All sessions are taught by quali“ed instructors, on a rotating monthly schedule. For the educational sessions, youll need to sign-up in advance. We recommend signing up for classes by your second trimester and “nishing them four weeks prior to your due date. Upcoming classes include: € Saturday, Sept. 15: Prepared Childbirth Class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. € Wednesday, Sept. 26: Breastfeeding Basics 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register online at how to prevent or delay Type 2 DiabetesHave you been told that you have Prediabetes? Would you like to learn about a variety of tools that have been proven to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes? Lee Health is pleased to announce a free program designed to help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of Type 2 Diabetes by more than half. This year-long program with weekly meetings for the “rst six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months, is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information presented in the workshop can help you become empowered to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Learn about the bene“ts of physical activity; manage symptoms of stress, make smarter decisions related to healthy eating, and tips to stay motivated. Participants will receive a participant guide to use as an ongoing reference tool once the classes are completed. Our next program will be held on Wednesdays, beginning on Sept. 12, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 12550 New Brittany Blvd, Second ”oor Suite 200, Fort Myers. Registration is required. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information, call 239-424-3127.Author to discuss novel, Left: A Love StoryAt 1 p.m. on Sept. 13, at Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Lane North Port, New York Times bestselling author Mary Hogan will discuss her novel, Left: A Love Story,Ž inspired by her real-life marriage to a man with early Alzheimers. A caregiving and memory support expert will also be on hand to discuss the many issues related to Alzheimers and other dementias. This novel tells the story of Fay Agarra and how she copes with her husbands dementia. According to the publication, As her husband transforms before her very eyes, Fay copes with her fears by retreating into a fantasy life “lled with promise instead of pain. LeftŽ is an unforgettable tale about lifes agonizing uncertainties„and a woman who discovers that somewhere between hope and reality an unexpected future will “nd its way forward.Ž Books-a-Million of Port Charlotte will be onsite to sell books for purchase, and Hogan will sign copies of her novel after the program. For more information visit or call 941-861-1740.Positive Aging SymposiumIf the expression You are what you eatŽ were true, would you be more of a Fruit Salad or a French Fry? This falls Positive Aging Symposium focuses on how you should be Putting Your Best Fork Forward through mindful eating, diabetes prevention, and “nding healthy foods on a “xed income. The Symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, at The Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. At the Positive Aging Symposium, Ellner will talk about what balanced lifestyle habits would look like … both what would be on your plate and what physical activity would be necessary. She will provide suggestions on small changes that you can get started with. Ellner will provide tips for tracking these, to help keep you on track. Tania Garcia from Green Living, Green Planet will provide a cooking demonstration of a vegetable pasta salad that attendees will be able to enjoy for lunch. Lunch is being sponsored by Byrski Estate & Elder Law, Charlotte Memorial, Solaris Healthcare Charlotte Harbor, Comfort Keepers, Helping Hands of SWFL, and Parkside Assisted Living & Memory Cottage. Following lunch, Ian Connell from the Florida Department of Children and Families will present information on SNAP bene“ts and other options for “nding healthy food on a “xed income. The cost to attend is $10. To register, visit unitedwaycc”.org or call 941-627-3539. The “rst thirty registrants will receive a free cookbook. Additional giveaways and information on local resources will be available at the event.Free Autism screeningGolisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to “ve years of age. The next screening on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Family Health Center, 316 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. The ASD screening is conducted by the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 239-343-6838.Special program offeredJFCS Cancer Support and Wellness will host a special program on Medical Marijuana for the Cancer Survivor from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Lions Community Room at the Venice Health Park, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd. in Venice. Corner of Jacaranda and Center Road. The speaker will be Gerald E. Grubbs, MD., board certi“ed by the American Board of Radiology and is currently studying for board certi“cation in AntiAging Medicine. All cancer warriors, survivors and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dawn Moore at 941-408-9572.Yoga month bingo challengeSeptember is National Yoga Month. During Yoga Month, designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, festivities occur across the country. Hundreds of studios, teachers, and students join in. Come celebrate with The Yoga Sanctuary and discover the transformational power of a consistent yoga practice. Participate in our month-long game of Yoga Month Bingo and see the difference yourself! In addition to feeling stronger, more relaxed, and less stressed, you will also be supporting the Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC). Visit or call 941-5059642 to learn more about this month long event.Chanting for PeaceIn honor of the UN International Day of Peace and Fall Equinox, The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, invites the public to, Chanting for Peace, from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. Join in chanting the sacred sound of OM 108 times. Chanting OM three times in a yoga class is bene“cial, but chanting OM 108 times, in a community of people who believe peace is possible, is a powerful and memorable event. A short discussion exploring the meaning of OM and the relevance of 108 will be held followed by the chant then followed by nine minutes of silence to absorb the vibrations of this powerful mantra. This event is free and open to all. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941505-9642.Fall FestivalA fall festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, at Quality Health Care Center, 6940 Outreach Way, North Port. There will be food, games, face painting, baked goods and more. All proceeds bene“t the Walk to End Alzheimers disease. For more information, call 941-426-8411.Cancer Foundation meetingThe Englewood Area Cancer Foundation will hold its monthly meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. at the Suncoast Auditorium, 700 Medical Blvd., Englewood. Topic will be LiveSTrong at the Y-a free exercise and wellness program for cancer warriors. Mary Chase, Health Innovation Senior Relationship Coordinator at the SKY Family YMCA will talk about the LiveStrong at the YMCA programs in the area. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 By CHRISTINA TKACIKTHE BALTIMORE SUNSchools back, summers over, and area pharmacies are enticing customers with low-cost ”u vaccinations on every corner. The Baltimore Sun checked in with Dr. Kathleen M. Neuzil, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at University of Maryland School of Medicine, and area pediatrician Dr. Dan Levy, to pose questions about this years in”uenza vaccine. Q: When should I get a ”u shot? A: Now would be good. Flu season in Maryland is usually between October and April,Ž said Levy. It tends to peak out in colder months when kids are indoors coughing on each other.Ž To prepare, Neuzil advises getting a ”u shot by the end of October. But sooner may be better for some people. Its more important to get the dose than to wait and not get a dose.Ž The vaccine takes a week or two to be effective, and those who wait may be out of luck if the ”u hits early. Children getting the ”u shot for the “rst time need two doses, four weeks apart. Absolutely children need to receive a vaccine as early as possible,Ž Neuzil said. Q: Who should get a vaccine? A: Almost everyone. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone older than 6 months get a ”u vaccine. Q: Im healthy. Why do I need a ”u shot? A: Its not all about you. There are a lot of young healthy people who feel invincible and dont believe they need the ”u shot,Ž said Neuzil. Also remember that youre getting an in”uenza vaccine to protect the people around you,Ž such as babies, elderly folks and those with compromised immune systems. Levy talked about the principle of herd immunizationŽ „ meaning the more people in a population you get covered with a vaccine the more likely it is that youll prevent an epidemic,Ž he said. If children dont get sick themselves, they cant spread the ”u.Ž Q: Is this years ”u going to be bad? A: Hard to say. In”uenza can be a life-threatening illness, but its virulence varies from year to year. My favorite line is in”uenza is predictably unpredictable,Ž said Neuzil. Although last year was a severe season in the United States, it was less severe in other parts of the world. Doctors cant say when it will hit, or how virulent it will be. Q: Can I get a nasal spray? A: Yes. This year the nasal spray will be widely available in the United States. Neuzil says its just as effective as a shot for people ages 2 and older. Traditionally the nasal spray has worked extremely well in children,Ž she said. In past years, some authorities had been cautious in endorsing the nasal spray, Neuzil said. But it was widely and successfully used in the U.K. last year, and other studies have proven its effectiveness. This year, Parents can use either the spray or the shot as long as the child is at least 2 years or older.Ž The CDC recommends the nasal spray ”u vaccine (or live attenuated in”uenza vaccine) as an option for non-pregnant individuals ages 2 to 49. Q: Are there any risks associated with the ”u shot? A: No. I think there is a lot of hesitancy about vaccines in general,Ž Neuzil said. But the ”u shot has been around for a long time „ and scientists have studied it to prevent side effects. Common side effects include a sore arm from the shot or a runny nose from the nasal spray. While older versions of the vaccine, perhaps 40 years ago, may have caused some side effects, modern vaccines are well-tolerated, Neuzil said. Q: Is it possible to get the ”u even after being vaccinated? A: Yes. The vaccine is never 100 percent effective,Ž Levy said. Still, even for those who do end up getting the ”u, the vaccine will help it be less severe, and it will be less likely that the patient ends up in the hospital. Levy said about 180 children died in the U.S. from ”u last year „ he thinks many of those deaths could have been prevented had the kids been vaccinated. Q: Can I get sick from the ”u shot? A: No. You cannot get sick from the ”u shot,Ž Neuzil said. Theres no live virus there.Ž A small portion of people may “nd that they coincidentally get a headache the following day and may be tempted to blame the vaccine. Its human nature to correlate the two,Ž she said. But in reality, she said, the ”u shot doesnt make people sick. Sometimes there are other viruses that are circulating in the community.ŽWith flu season on the horizon, Q&A on this years vaccine PHOTO PROVIDEDIts that time of year to start talking about a ”u shot, but when it comes to children, Dr. Kathleen M. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018By DANIEL CHANGMIAMI HERALDSouth Floridas ethnic diversity will play a key role in an ambitious, “veyear medical research effort aimed at making treatments and drugs more effective by tailoring them to the lifestyles, genetics and environment of individual patients. Led by the University of Miamis Miller School of Medicine and funded by a $60 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group of academic institutions in Florida and Georgia „ including the University of Florida, Emory University, and Morehouse School of Medicine „ have begun to recruit 100,000 people from the Southeastern United States to participate in a nationwide research program called All of Us.Ž The programs goal is to recruit one million or more U.S. residents over the next “ve years „ including 40,000 from South Florida „ to help create a rich pool of data that will account for individual differences in genetics, behavior and geography in biomedical research. That database will then be used for future studies into a wide variety of health conditions and to help scientists develop more precise medical interventions. Until now, most biomedical research has been conducted primarily with non-Hispanic white subjects, mostly men, though the U.S. Census shows that minorities make up nearly 40 percent of the population. Its not enough to study just one kind of people,Ž said Dr. Stephan Zchner, principal investigator for the All of Us programs South East Enrollment Center and chair of UMs Department of Human Genetics. Its very important that we understand the genomes of all people on the planet.Ž For instance, he said, people from Southeast Asia tend to have fast metabolisms, which causes certain drugs to have little or no effect on them. In Mexico,Ž he said, theres a much higher risk to develop diabetes. We dont know why. But it might well have to do with genetics.Ž Similarly, Zchner added, We cannot treat African Americans accordingly if we do not realize they have a higher risk for certain cardiovascular disorders.Ž The program is open to all adults, regardless of race or ethnicity, health status, education or income level. Anyone interested in participating can sign up through the All of Us online portal at Those selected will receive genomic sequencing. But scientists want to understand more than genetics. They want to “gure out how individual behaviors, such as exercising, smoking or overeating, and a persons environment, from the climate to the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, affect the way genetics function, said Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, a lead researcher for the program and an internal medicine physician with the UM Health System. Health is composed of many things,Ž he said. But we dont know the right balance of these things and how they contribute to health and health outcomes.Ž Carrasquillo said the All of Us program will follow participants for at least “ve years and collect a wide range of data from them, including any diagnosed diseases, medications theyre taking and diet, with the aim of helping researchers one day “gure out what medicines work best for individual patients based on their unique traits. Its a much more nuanced approach to treatment thats really much more targeted for that individual pe rson,Ž Carrasquillo said. The NIH and researchers will hold conferences over the coming years to decide next steps for studying participants. One idea that has gained traction is using technology, such as wearable activity trackers and electronic health records, to measure participants behaviors and gather their information. Zchner said patient data collected as part of the All of Us program will be safeguarded and used only by researchers. This is as good as it gets when it comes to data protection,Ž he said. Studying a million people also may produce better research results than prior studies because of the unprecedented scale, Zchner said. And though he expects it will take a decade or longer before biomedical researchers can make good use of the data „ perhaps too long for participants to benefit personally „ Zchner believes the effort will be worth it in the long run. Its almost like you invest a little bit, you give a little bit of your personal data,Ž he said, so your children and your family will benefit from it.ŽStudy: Make treatments and drugs more effective by tailoring them to lifestyles, genetics TNS PHOTOIn this “le photo, University of Miami medical researchers, from right, Dr Jerey Vance and Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance, peer i nto a tank of nitrogen where tissue used for DNA is stored at frigid temperatures. UMs Miller School of Medicine is leading a grou p of four academic institutions in Florida and Georgia in an ambitious, “ve-year medical research eort aimed at making treatments and drugs more eective by tailoring them to the lifestyles, genetics and environment of individual patients.€ Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 6 p.m. 941-473-0135. € Manasota Beach: Monday-Saturday at 8 a.m. € Venice Beach Pavilion: MondayThursday at 7:30 p.m. € North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga: 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday € Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over „ you never know when or where until that week. To find out about these special complimentary classes be sure to likeŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. Thats where well be announcing each class. Other things to know: 1. A limited number of mats will be available for use. But if you have your own, feel free to bring it. 2. There is no cost for these classes. However, there will be some events held at nonprofit locations and some done to support are nonprofits. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: https:// yogasanctuary. € Yoga Tots „ The Punta Gorda Library, 424 W. Henry St., hosts the free program Yoga Tots Storytime from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays for children ages 12-36 months. 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Sept. 10, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health North Port, Cocoplum Village Shops, 18659 Tamiami Trail, North Port. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotte or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. Sept. 11, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. No registration required. For details, call 941-637-9575. Sept. 11, 15-minute Time Slots Available 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Personalized Balance Assessment. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Center for Balance Disorders, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Anyone can lose the ability to balance. Receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Free. Limited time slots available. Call 941-766-4903 to register. Sept. 12, noon to 1 p.m. Hip and Knee Pain? Ask Dr. Davis. Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Sept. 12, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Sept. 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Virtual Dementia Tour. Speaker: Amy Mellor, M.D., Neurologist. Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Join us on this powerful journey to experience the realities of daily life with dementia. This life-changing experience will give you the insight and empathy necessary to provide better care by helping you identify personally with the needs of those living with dementia. Free. Time slots limited. Registration is required. To register, call 941-639-8771. Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heart Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Control High Blood Pressure. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Learn lifestyle changes that can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP required. Call 941-6371655 to register. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Sept. 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Recognizing the Signs of Caregiver Burnout „ An Afternoon Tea. Solaris Healthcare Charlotte Harbor, 4000 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. Are you battling feelings of hopelessness? Are you suffering from appetite changes and sleep disturbances? If you are caring for a loved one, than you may be suffering from caregiver burnout. Many caregivers do not take time to care for themselves. Your emotional and psychological health can affect your physical health. Join us for an afternoon tea and learn the signs of burnout, how to better manage daily stress, and when to seek help. Respite available for your loved one while you attend this event. Care packages provided to attendees. Free. Registration is required. To register, call 941-255-5855. Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Top 10 Things You Can Do for Arthritis. Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave, Port Charlotte. Arthritis is shockingly common, but not very well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have some form. Join us to learn the top 10 things you can do if you are experiencing joint pain. Understanding the cause of your pain and the condition of your joints goes a long way in developing a care plan. Free. Lunch Provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-625-4356. Sept. 20, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hands-Only CPR and Stop the Bleed. Parkside Assisted Living and Memory Cottage, 2595 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us for a two-part seminar where attendees will learn Hands-Only CPR and how to recognize and stop life-threatening bleeding after an injury. Take home dinner provided to attendees at the end of the seminar. Free. Registration is required. To register, call 941-766-7444. Sept. 20, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the “rst critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Bariatric Services Suite, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www. BayfrontCharlotte or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTES The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 9Bank collects donations for Back Pack Angels FEELING FIT PHOTO BY DAN MEARNS///Charlotte State Bank & Trust North Port oce Branch Manager Amira Cizmic, center, displays hygiene products donated at the bank for the Back Pack Angels, along with Teller Danielle Ferrentino, left, and Personal Banker Susie Gillespie. Amira is a board member of the North Port Coalition for Homeless/Needy Children, which operat es the Back Pack Angels program. The group packs and delivers bags of hygiene products to North Port schools and social agencies to address a concern that some children are not attending school due to not having hygiene products to care for their personal needs. The process includes the collection, purchase, and distribution of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and other products. Supplies may be dropped o at the bank, 4300 Aidan Lane, during regular lobby hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. If your joints are aching for relief, turn to Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Were making joint replacement easier. Todays techniques include minimally invasive surgery designed to mean a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery than traditional surgery. Some patients return home in only two days! Our Joint and Spine Center features all private rooms plus a team of nurses, pain management specialists and physical therapists focused on your care and active recovery. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018More than 200 persons of all ages participated in the fourth annual Pirate Treasure Trot, presented by Port Charlotte High, a fundraiser to bene“t the boys and girls Cross-Country teams at the school. The 5K course was multi-surfaced, ”at and winding, with the start and “nish on the schools paved track. The course included some grass “elds, paved sidewalks, parking and driveways surrounding the campus, including Charlotte County Technical Center, rounding out the mornings event with a 1-mile fun run on the track and grass “elds, with 20 who participated.Pirate Treasure Trot FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIA Alex Ra“di, Viktoria Wrenn, 9, and her dad Bobby Wrenn, take time for a photo while they warm up prior to participating in PCHS Pirate Treasure Trot. Marcia McDaniel of North Port and her 12-year-old Weimaraner Victoria gear up for the 5K race. Enzo Federici, 13, of Punta Gorda, has fun while just taking o at the beginning of the 5K race. Nicole Williams of Cocoa Beach was the “rst female to cross the “nish line with a time of 21:49.9. David Pursley of Punta Gorda placed “rst in the male 30-34-year-old age division, crossing the “nish line with a time of 20:34.5. Luke Maher, 12, left and Jesse Roberts, 10, of Venice, sprint toward the “nish line to see who will make it across “rst. Katrina MacHado, 12, from Murdock, and for team Zoomers Kids, crosses the “nish line with a time of 23:39.1, placing “rst in the female 10-12 age division, followed by Punta Gorda resident Christina Coogan, who placed “rst in the Female Masters division with a time of 23:41.7. Nokomis resident Tom Treend placed “rst in the male 65 and over category, crossing the “nish line with a time of 25:22.3. Barbie Treend of Nokomis won her age division, placing “rst in the female 60-64, with a time of 26:57. North Porter Mason Howard, part of the Zommer Kids running team, looks over to see his time while crossing the “nish line at 29:35.6, placing second in the male 9 and under age division. Our Bi-annual Physicians & Medical Directory Publishes Sunday, October 21stReached over 120,000 readers in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Venice, and DeSoto County! To have your photo & listing included, please call 941-205-6406 Physicians & Medical ProfessionalsAttention 2 0 1 8 0 9 0 9 o t e n c 3 0 p d f 1 0 8 S e p 1 8 0 4 : 2 2 : 0 8


By LORI WEISBERGAND MIKE FREEMANTHE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNESAN DIEGO „ With a masters degree in computer science and 30 years of experience working for technology companies, Tom Middleton had little doubt he would soon “nd new employment after losing his job a decade ago as a software engineering manager at Kyocera in San Diego. How wrong he was. After two years of submitting more than 300 applications for tech jobs and scoring only an occasional face-to-face interview, the then59-year-old Middleton became convinced his age was a hindrance. He would hear feedback such as Youre overquali“edŽ and We cant pay you what youre used to.Ž As money grew tighter, house payments were missed and 401(k) savings were exhausted, he took minimum-wage jobs at Target and Walmart and tried his hand at income tax preparation. On a whim, he applied for a job as a bus driver „ and was hired, now earning less than half his former six-“gure salary. I had some days where I just wanted to crawl in a hole,Ž Middleton, now 66, said of his job search. I thought Id be a bargain to someone, but they didnt see it that way.Ž A growing share of baby boomers is opting to work well into what traditionally would be their retirement years, but the challenges of remaining employed or reentering the workforce at an older age, even in todays tight labor market, havent necessarily eased. And even as Labor Department data show more people 55 and older are employed than ever before and have a lower jobless rate „ 3.1 percent, compared with 3.9 percent for all workers „ they remain out of work longer than their younger peers when they lose a job. On average, theyre jobless for about 37 weeks, compared with 25 weeks for workers ages 35 to 44, according to 2017 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their hourly pay also starts to decline as they enter their 60s, regardless of how much education they have. We are living longer. We are living healthier. We want to work,Ž said Susan Weinstock, vice president of “nancial resiliency for the AARP. We have this labor shortage, and we hear about the skills shortage. Older workers can “ll those needs if employers will open themselves up to the idea.Ž Why work longer? Changing demographics and compensation for older Americans have been upending the retirement landscape since the mid-1990s. In a reversal of a decades-long trend toward earlier retirement, workers 55 and older made up 22.4 percent of the workforce in 2016, up from just 12 percent two decades earlier, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2026, when baby boomers will be 62 to 80 years old, that share is expected to rise to 25 percent. Workforce participation also has risen sharply, with about 40 percent of people ages 55 and older either working or actively looking for work today, compared with 30 percent in 1996. In a survey last year by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, more than half of respondents said they plan to work past age 65 or do not plan to retire. Economists offer multiple theories about what is driving people to work longer, including improving health, higher education and a shift toward less physically demanding jobs. The gradual phaseout of traditional employer Older workers get wiser: More Americans are delaying retirement, but finding jobs later in life isnt so easy TNS PHOTODave Sapper, 64, a one time was a manager in the construction industry, now works as a photo caravan driver at the San Diego Zoos Safari Park. Sapper gives high-“ves to this group of kids who took a caravan at the park on Aug. 23, 2018. OLDER | 2 adno=3609770-1 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $2000 CNAs: Full Time adno=3609763-1


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018JOBSBy MARIE G. MCINTYRETRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEQ: I supervise a group of women who argue constantly and seem to look for things to get upset about. On any given day, one or two of them will be angry with all the others. My newest employee has turned out to be a pouter who stops speaking for days at a time. This ongoing drama not only disrupts of“ce tranquility but also interferes with my ability to concentrate. Someone is always dropping by my of“ce to tattle or complain. I would like to put an end to this chaos and “nally get some peace, but I dont know how. As a nonconfrontational person, I have trouble dealing with situations like this. Can you help? A: Having accepted a supervisory position, you are obligated to perform necessary management tasks, even when they feel uncomfortable. Therefore, despite being nonconfrontational,Ž you must still demonstrate leadership by addressing these serious performance issues. Gather up your squabbling staff members, “rmly inform them that the drama must end, and describe exactly how professional adults are expected to behave. Explain that they dont have to like each other, but they must be consistently pleasant and cooperative. This means no bickering, griping, pouting or tattling. Because entrenched behaviors seldom disappear overnight, you should view this as an ongoing coaching project. If you overhear silly quarrels, immediately nip them in the bud. When employees come with trivial complaints, explain that they must let them go. And if some people are unwilling to change, you should begin the termination process. Should you “nd that you are simply not up to this assignment, you may want to reconsider your management career. To become an effective supervisor, you must be willing to do the tough stuff. Q: When applying for jobs, Im not sure what to do about cover letters. Some people say theyre a waste of time because employers just throw them away. On the other hand, Ive also heard they may have some bene“ts. Preparing both a resume and a cover letter seems like a lot of work, so unless an employer speci“cally requests one, is it okay to leave that out? A: In my opinion, cover letters fall into the cant hurt, might helpŽ category … assuming, of course, that theyre properly done. Since job seekers should be looking for every possible advantage, preparing one seems worth the comparatively small effort. While cover letterŽ sounds like something on paper, this is simply the narrative which accompanies your resume, whether its a printed document, an online form, or an email. Sending the same boring, two-sentence message to everyone will add no value at all, so approach this task as a chance to stand out from the crowd. While the resume provides a factual summary of your background, a letter can convey your personality and motivation, hopefully convincing employers that youre someone they should meet. You can explain why the job interests you, what excites you about this organization, how your experience can add value, and the attributes that make you an outstanding employee. But be sure to avoid oversharing. Descriptions of pets, hobbies, personal problems, or r eligious beliefs may be considered irrelevant or inappropriate.Your Office Coach: Supervisor must rein in quarrels, even when its uncomfortable pensions and a corresponding rise in more volatile 401(k) plans have also discouraged earlier retirements. At the same time, an increase in the Social Security full retirement age (now 66 and rising) has induced people to stay in the workforce longer by rewarding them with higher monthly payments. There is a whole set of people who have never really recovered from the Great Recession,Ž AARPs Weinstock said. If your retirement accounts took a hit at that time, it has only been 10 years, and it takes a lifetime to build up those retirement accounts.Ž Workers 55 and older have been the fastestgrowing segment of the U.S. labor force since 1996, and that trend is expected to continue through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, the growth rates for younger age groups arent projected to increase much over the next decade. And as Gary Burtless, a senior fellow in economic studies with the Brookings Institution, noted, there are also some people who simply like their jobs and arent ready to stop working.Lower wagesAfter 35 years in the construction industry, David Sapper, now 64, said it felt like a punch in the gutŽ when he lost his highly paid management job as part of a downsizing seven years ago. Recognizing he would have to settle for pay well below his previous six-“gure salary, he spent nearly a year looking for work before taking a job he hadnt envisioned for himself „ and that pays much less than his old one. Wage data assembled by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta show average hourly pay for full-time workers starting to decline after age 60 across all education groups. Those statistics, though, are only for full-time employees and therefore dont re”ect the part-time work many older workers typically take, either by choice or necessity. For the last six years, Sapper has been a caravan driver for San Diego Zoo Safari Park, escorting visitors on tours that include close-up views of giraffes, rhinos and antelopes. Since joining the park, he has worked his way up to nearly 40 hours a week, earning $45,000 to $50,000 a year, he said. Sapper acknowledged that his wifes job as a school administrator enabled him to take a signi“cant pay cut, but he also said working at Safari Park has meant much less stress in his life. I can now “nally sleep at night and go to work happy and not be walking through the door dreading how am I going to make up for a half-million-dollar overrun on a construction job,Ž he said. Ellyn Terry, economic policy specialist with the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, surmises that one reason for the drop in pay that some workers experience as they age may have to do with reduced productivity. Theres economic theory that says prime productivity declines close to the end of our careers,Ž she said. Productivity is generally associated with wages; that is, the more you can produce, the more you will get paid. Lower wages among older individuals may also re”ect people switching to less intensive jobs.Ž She is less convinced, though, that the data suggest age discrimination. An economist would argue that age discrimination should not exist, that when an employer wants the best person at the best price theyre not going to willy-nilly use age unless its related to something else correlated with worker productivity and they have nothing else to go on,Ž Terry said.Trying to prove biasGreg Locke, 60, says he saw signs of bias while looking for work recently. After 21 years in the Marines, Locke earned a masters degree in business management from San Diego State and started a second career working for San Diego County in the early 2000s. In June of last year, he retired as a real estate telecommunications development project manager, took a few months off and then began looking for work again. During a few of the six interviews he had, Locke said, he was asked how he would interact with younger workers. I have to wonder if younger workers were also asked how they would interact with older workers,Ž he said. He eventually landed a job with a company that didnt ask that question. Proving discrimination is dif“cult, especially in instances where someone does not get hired for a job and age bias is the suspected reason. Often cited as evidence that age discrimination does indeed exist is research conducted by a trio of economists who in 2015 sent out some 40,000 applications with “ctitious resumes for about 13,000 largely low-skilled positions, such as retail sales clerks, janitors and administrative assistants. The resumes were nearly identical except for age and gender. It turned out that callback rates were higher among younger applicants than their older counterparts, providing compelling evidence that older workers experience age discrimination in hiring in the lowerskilled types of jobs the experiment covers,Ž the authors said. Instances of age discrimination were most noticeable among older women, said coauthor David Neumark, economics professor at UC Irvine and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Still, Neumark said proof of discrimination remains elusive. My point is simply, its complicated,Ž he said. Its better to be an older worker now than it was in 2010, and its better to be a black worker and an ex-felon because employers have fewer workers to choose from to hire. But its about the employment cycle, so right now its a little easier for these workers “nding work, but were at the end of a very long recovery.Ž There remains a strong perception among the graying workforce that their age is working against them. A 2017 survey commissioned by AARP found that 3 in 5 workers older than 45 have experienced or seen age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination complaints “led with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission totaled more than 18,000 last year, although the number has been trending downward since the recession, when they peaked at more than 24,000. Meanwhile, the leading edge of the baby boom generation „ some 76 million people born between 1946 and 1964 „ is now 72 years old. Ten thousand baby boomers are retiring every day,Ž AARPs Weinstock said. Thats a companys institutional knowledge walking out the door.ŽA new normalFor some older workers, particularly those who worked for one company for many years, trying to “nd a new job is daunting. The job search process has moved online, with job boards such as Indeed and ZipRecruiter making it easy to “nd and apply for all sorts of jobs. But often these efforts prove fruitless, with no feedback whatsoever to applicants. Kim Selznick, 64, worked as an accountant/ administrator for an alternative investment “rm for the last 21 years. In April, she was laid off, and shes struggling to “nd another job. It was suggested that I get on LinkedIn, “nd people to connect with, then “nd people that they are connected with,Ž she said. That is where I have a hard time, asking people for help and making those connections.Ž Yet thats what it takes to get an employers attention, said Kyle Houston, San Diego branch manager for staf“ng and consulting “rm Robert Half Technology. My “rst bit of advice is to stop applying through job boards,Ž he said. That whole adage, its not what you know but who you know, still rings true.ŽOLDERFROM PAGE 1 TNS PHOTOMTS bus driver Tom Middleton, 66, who had a career as a software engineer, waits at trac light on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego while driving his route to Escondido on Aug. 22, 2018. adno=3609773-1


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Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-275 5 ABSOLUTE BEST LOCATION PORT CHARLOTTE 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., SPECTACULAR CUSTOM 1-OWNER Mediterranean design 2200 SF Light, Bright, Open Great Room Concept with Formal Dining Room, 3-Bedrooms + DEN/OFFICE, Brick paver Lanai with enchanting Koi Pond with Waterfall and Hot Tub. Tranquil Lake view in rear and Preserve on side for the ULTIMATE IN PRIVACY. Low HOA ($98/MO) $325,000 Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE 2683 SUNCOAST LAKES BLVD Four bdrm, lake front, pool home, 1874 sq ft!! What more could you want! Beautifully maintained! Tile floors in all main areas, granite counters and stainless appliances, hurricane shutters. Gated community! This total package is waiting for you! Call today! $279,500 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 5CLASSIFIEDS 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 home in a beautiful residental area near shopping and schools. New Roof and Just Painted. Open Floor Plan, READY to move-in. $176,000 Bob Adamo Adamar Realty 941-628-5765 PORT CHARLOTTE WHYBUILD? THIS2295 SQ.FT. 3/2/2 W/ OFFICE, GOURMETKITCHEN& HEATEDPOOLISUPDATEDANDREADY FORANEWFAMILY. WATER, SEWER, SPLITPLAN, TILE, FENCEDBACKYARD. NO FLOODZONE! $349,900. MLS#C7402794 DEBRASAUNDERS, ALLISONJAMESREALESTATE941-380-1961 PUNTA GORDA3/2/3/Pool Brand New Custom Built Home Located In Popular Burnt Store Meadows. Great Floorplan W/Top of The Line Features. Must See To Appreciate!-$375,000 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY SELLINGYour Home? 941-800-1680-Our Trademark --To Sell Fast at Best Price!Allan & Nicuta NielsenCertified Luxury Agent by Josh Flag fromMILLION DOLLAR LISTING on BRAVO Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! 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Handicapped friendly. $488,500 Jackie Thornberry Harbor Coast Realty 941-740-4580 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES PORT CHARLOTTE 41 Robina Street Stunning 4/3/2 Waterfront SALTWATER POOL & SPA Home w/ Great Room, Split Bedroom Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Aquarium Window Breakfast Nook. Fabulous Master Bedroom w/ Separate Shower, Dual Sinks and Garden Tub! Upgrades Galore! Situated on a Dead End Street, this Location Offers a Peaceful, Natural Setting w/ Wildlife, Birds & Tranquility of Living on the Water. 1 Year Home Wa rranty at Closing! $348,900 Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PUNTA GORDA-SAYWOWTOTHIS2 STORY4/5.5/2 ESTATEON30 ACRESINCLUDESFREESTANDING2 STORYGARAGE WITH2 IN-LAWAPTS. & DETACHED1 STORYHOME. PRIVATEBOATRAMP, NATURALSPRING, SECURITYCAMERAS, GATED, GRANITE, 10-20 CEILINGS, TRAVERTINE, MARBLE, ONYX, & SO MUCH MORE!! COMEANDSEETHEPINNACLE OFLUXURYINPARADISE! $3,900,000. STEFANIEPISH, 941-7161334 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE COASTAL CAPE HAZE LUXURY CONDO STUNNING2B/2BA W/PRIVATEGARAGE. TOTALLY REFURBISHED! NEWAPPLIANCES,ALLNEWTROPICAL FURNITURE& ACCESSORIES. TURN-KEYREADY. PRISTINE GATEDRESORT, POOL, SPA,CLUBHOUSE& LOTSMORE. MINUTESTOBEACH& BAY, $174,900. 941-769-0200 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; VENETIAN FALLS VILLA VENICE 2br/2ba + Den, 2 Car Garage, End Unit, 55+. Has it All, Clubhouse w/Pool, Fitness Center, Multiple Activities. No Agents Please. $285,000 941-493-3331 1090 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE ENGLEWOOD 2BR/1BA 14x52 55+ Park, No Dogs Allowed. $13,500. 941-474-1353 VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs, Cats ok! 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Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 1095 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTE 743 Nipigon Trail, Resident owned, Gated, Golfing Community, 4 pools, 2016 manufactured home, 1674 sq ft overall, Open Plan 2BR+ DEN/OFFICE Vaulted Ceilings, Wood/plank Ceramic Floors, Spacious Granite Kitchen. $177,400 Barb Collins 941-268-0505 Allison JamesHomes SAVE 25% UP TO $25,000 OFF THE PURCHASE OF YOUR NEW HOME! 55+ COMMUNITYW/ AMENITIES! 701 AQUIESTADRPUNTAGORDA, 33950 BUTTONWOODVILLAGE.COM941-212-1516 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1/1 Tile Floors, Storage Shed, Window A/C, Mallory Ave, P.C$700/MO3/1 Tile & Carpet, Window A/C, Meehan Ave., P.C. $750/Mo 2/1/1 Florida Room, Window A/C, Melbourne St., P.C. $850/Mo3/2/1 Tile Floors, Edgewater Dr., P.C. $1000/Mo *We Welcome NEW Listings* AWARD WINNINGSUNBELT MGT. SERVICES RENTALS COMPLETE LISTINGS (941) 764-7777 ENGLEWOOD Brand New Home! 3/2/2, Granite, Stainless, 1612sf., Annual. $1500. mo. 1st, Last, Sec. 9395 Brewton Ave. 941-214-0766 ENGLEWOOD 2/1 Duplex lawn service incl ........................................$775 2/2/cp Condo, Pool, Club house All Utilities Incl Small pet ok..........$1,350/moWEST COAST/ PROPERTY Mgmt NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 + den, LR, DR. Tile floors, scr. lanai on fresh water canal $1450/mo 941-286-4125 PUNTA GORDA WATERFRONT Nice, Clean 2br/2ba/cp on Shell Creek. $1000/mo + utilities. 941-628-1572 1240 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT PORT CHARLOTTE/LAKE SUZY 13370 SW Pembroke Cir N, Fully Furn/or Not 3/2/2. Gorgeous with Granite, SS, Tile, Crown, Fla. Shutters. Income Verification, Credit. No Animals or Smoking. Annual. $1,250. 508-974-5084 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT VENICE ISLAND EFFICIENCY1 & 2 br, Call for Details. 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Ask about our 90 day special.Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! 1620 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY PORT CHARLOTTEApprox. 4000+sf Warehouse/Building with Yard. Great Location! $1600/mo 941-628-2883 3000 NOTICES 3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednesday ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. 3020 PERSONALS LADYHAIRSTYLIST SEEKING MALE 45-70for dining, movies, conversation. 941-201-9853 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES C AL VAR Y BIBLE C HUR C H 1936 E. Venice Ave. Venice Friday at 9am. Study features video teachings of noted Bible Scholars on various subjects. For more info. Call Rev. Jones at: 941-485-7070 or visit 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES BIBLE STUDY BEGINNING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND-SEPTEMBER 30TH @5PM. The End of MeŽ (No Meeting on September 16th) New Hope Baptist Church Fellowship hall. 2100 Englewood Rd. Eng. FL 34223 Public is invited and encouraged to attend. $10/ Workbook fee. To register or for more information, call the church office at 941-474-7647 or e-mail CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN COUNSELING941876-4416Liberty Community Church North Port Charlotte Charlotte County House of Prayer Night Watch Fridays 7pm-9pm Worship-Word-Prayer One River-One Stream 992 Tamiami Trail Unit I Port Charlotte 941 249-8946 COMMUNITY CENTER 4PM 7PM each Wednesday. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 23456 Olean Blvd. PC, Open to All Ages. For more info 941-766-9357 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Dear Venice and Suncoast Residents: It is with deep and heartfelt conviction that I seek your apology.  The Church has let you down. We have been going about our business without serious concern for the Red Tide that hovers over our area. The latest news stories have shown people crowing city council, gathering at beaches and demanding elected officials that something be done. To our embarrassment, you have heard nothing from us.We will be holding LT3"LordTurn the Tide"Prayer around our Flagpole this Sunday and Wednesday at 6:30pm. Then at Nokomis Beach on Sept. 2 at 6:30pm. We do not wish to remain silent in our request to God any longer. If you love and believe God, please join us. 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 Thank you K.C. McCay … Pastor Congregational Church 730 E. Laurel Rd. Nokomis Fl FAITH BUILDERS A Basic Study to Build your Christian Faith. Call Pastor Gumm at Christ the King Lutheran Church for times. 941-766-9357 Port Charlotte FOR THOSE WHOSE GRIEF OF HAVING LOST A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE TO DEATH, The Congregational Church in Nokomis is starting another 13 week GriefShare course. YOU are invited. GriefShare, a national program in over 12,000+ churches worldwide, is equipped to offer meaningful grief support in your time of loss. This nondenominational program features Biblical concepts for healing in grief. The group will meet every Mon day at The Congregational Church at 730 East Laurel Rd. in Nokomis each Monday, starting September 10th from 6:00-8:00pm. TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL Denise at 941-809-9238 or email to: There is a nominal fee for workbooks GATEWAY WORSHIP PRAYER & HEALING ROOMS If you need healing, we want to pray with you! Our prayer teams are available to minister to you every Thursday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm. For information call 863-832-4418 5377 Dunkin Rd., Punta Gorda 33982 Jesus Still Heals Today! Lutheran Church of the Cross 2300 Luther Rd., Deep Creek Bible Study Thursdays 10-11:30 and Sundays @ 9 AM Questions and/or Info (941) 627-6060 NEW S EA SO N FULL GOS PEL MINISTRIES Meets Every Wednesday at 3320 Loveland Blvd Port Charlotte, Fl (Held at Board of Realtors Building Near Visani's Restaurant) Food at 6:30PM and Fellowship Starts at 7:00PM Everyone Welcome!! Pamela Sams 941-268-3589 3065 BIBLE STUDY & CHURCHES UNIQUE & INFORMATIVE DVD Every Sunday @ 6pm. 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Equipment 6190Tools/Machinery6220Office/Business Equip & Supplies6225Restaurant Supplies 6250Appliances 6260Misc. Merchandise 6270Wanted to Buy/T rade 6004 PORT CHARLOTTE GARAGE SALES FRI.-SAT.8:00-2:00 20323 Gentry Ave. Port Charlotte 33952 ESTATE SALE! Dining Room Table w/ 6 Chairs, 2 King Beds, Household Items, Pressure Washer, Chainsaws, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave & MUCH MORE!! Credit Cards Welcome. 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES S AT & S UN 8 AM3 PM 14 TROPICANA DR. PGI ESTATE SALE Household items, furniture, kitchen, art work, dolls, books, Waterford, China, Front Gate Inflat. Bed, New Kitchen Aide Wall oven / micro, jewelry, tools, garden, Han Radio, X-mas & much more. THUR FRI 8 4 & SAT 8 12 955 Lassino Ct. MOVING SALE Household, Fishing Equip ment, Mechanical Parts, furniture, & MORE! 6006 NORTH PORT AREA GARAGE SALES FRI SATSUN. 9-3 6215 TOLEDO BLADE BLVD. Ford F-150, Toro ZMaster Mower, Full house, Tools, appliance and much more. 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The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 9JOBSBy DAVID LAZARUSLOS ANGELES TIMESBy virtually any yardstick, the U.S. economy is doing great. Unemployment is near a two-decade low. The stock market is strong. Corporate pro“ts are at record highs. Yet a report out this week “nds that almost half of Americans are having trouble paying for basic needs such as food and housing. The Urban Institute, a left-leaning Washington think tank, surveyed more than 7,500 adults about their experience making ends meet. It found that about 40 percent of people ages 18 to 64 faced some sort of hardship last year. Its certainly surprising and disconcerting that so many people are having dif“culty meeting their basic needs,Ž said Michael Karpman, a research associate at the Urban Institute and coauthor of the report. What we found is that a lot of people have to devote much of their income to “xed expenses like rent or healthcare,Ž he told me. If theyre hit with a large, unexpected expense, they simply cant cover it.Ž The stats become more troubling the deeper you drill down. More than 35 percent of families with at least one working adult reported dif“culty meeting at least one basic need last year. Almost a quarter of Americans experienced food insecurity, which is to say they didnt always know if theyd be able to eat if they were hungry. A staggering 18 percent faced issues paying medical bills, and nearly as large a percentage reported skipping treatment for an ailment because they couldnt afford it. Slightly more than 10 percent of Americans missed a rental or mortgage payment. Thirteen percent couldnt pay a utility bill. While much of these economic woes were concentrated among lower-income households, the Urban Institute found that many middle-class families also struggled to pay their bills. About 20 percent of middle-class people are having trouble, mostly with healthcare,Ž Karpman said. That means a family of three making $80,000 a year, or a single person making at least $50,000, may be living paycheck to paycheck „ and could be devastated by a single medical bill. This weeks report is the latest indication that while the gravy train may be chugging through corporate boardrooms and shareholder meetings, many ordinary American workers have been left behind. All that economic growth isnt translating into higher wages, which means much of the wealth now being created is landing in the laps of the 1 percent and not trickling down any further. Real average hourly earnings were down 0.2 percent last month compared with a year before. The typical worker is making less while the cost of stuff has grown. Considering that consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of all U.S. economic activity, this is a very big deal. These days, a lot of that spending is being done by the people at the very top because theyre the only ones with money,Ž said Michael Reich, an economics professor at UC Berkeley. He said this can boost economic growth as long as the super-rich are constantly trying to outdo one another with ever-larger yachts, but I dont consider that the best use of our resources.Ž President Trump said his administration would be committed to the forgotten men and womenŽ of the United States, but that was an empty promise. His economic policies have focused almost exclusively on the wellbeing of corporations and the wealthy. Trump pledged his $1.5 trillion in tax cuts would boost average paychecks by as much as $9,000 a year as businesses shared their tax savings with employees. In reality, corporations received 11 times more in tax cuts than they doled out in one-time bonuses or modest wage hikes, according to the advocacy group Americans for Tax Fairness. Moreover, companies are spending 101 times as much on stock buybacks as they are on bonuses and wages, enriching shareholders at the expense of workers, the group found. More than half of Americans say theyve seen no change to their paychecks, according to a CNBC poll. If you account for in”ation, the typical American worker now has the same purchasing power as he or she did 40 years ago, according to the Pew Research Center. As if that wasnt insulting enough, in”ation-adjusted weekly wages have risen just 4.3 percent for workers in the bottom quarter of earners since 2000. For people in the top tenth, real wages are up nearly 16 percent over the same period. Benjamin Griffy, an assistant professor of economics at New Yorks University at Albany, said the low unemployment rate shows that jobs are being created. However, theyre not very good jobs. They arent highpaying jobs, and they arent jobs that offer particularly stable employment,Ž he said. And since those are a large fraction of the jobs that have been added, average wages havent risen to the degree that we would expect.Ž There are other factors. Technological advances have allowed companies to make do with fewer employees. Organized labor is much less in”uential than it once was. And, simply put, conservative lawmakers have placed a policy emphasis on empowering corporate greed rather than economic fairness. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., on corporate tax cuts: This is without question the single most important thing we can do to once again make America the best place to do business.Ž Ryan on raising the minimum wage: For every wage you raise, you actually end up losing jobs. You end up destroying jobs.Ž On Thursday, Trump said he wanted to cancel 2.1 percent pay raises for hundreds of thousands of federal workers. He said the government didnt have enough money. Theres no excuse for millions of working people in the richest country in the history of the world being unable to feed themselves or keep a roof over their heads. Nor is there a rational explanation for millions being without health coverage, or facing “nancial ruin in the event of a serious medical problem. These are signs of a society that has lost its way, in which the comfort of a relative few has become a higher priority than the well-being of the vast majority. What can be done? 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERMichael Cohen asks Stormy Daniels to give back $130,000See page 8 Sunday, September 9, 2018 ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI „ The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding that a signi“ cant phase of intensi“ cationŽ is expected late Saturday. The Miami-based weather center said although the storm could intensify to a Category 4 hurricane by midweek, its path was still unclear. Florence is forecast to be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase,Ž the hurricane center said Saturday. Of“ cials in the Carolinas warned residents to prepare and to brace for impact. Governors in both South Carolina and Virginia declared a state of emergency Saturday to give their states time to prepare for the possible arrival By MATTHEW LEE and SUSANNAH GEORGEASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syrias northwest Idlib province. Washington has threatened military action in case of a chemical weapons attack but its mixed messaging on retaining a U.S. presence in Syria and a cut in aid has diminished its already limited in” uence over the seven-year con” ict. So the administration, which has criticized former President Barack Obama for his inaction on Syria after the war started in 2011, risks appearing powerless to prevent the three nations plan to retake Syrias last rebel-held area. Its an operation that many warn will cause major bloodshed among a vulnerable population of 3 million people. And on Saturday, Syrian government and Russian SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) „ A roaring wild“ re that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent ” ames from reaching rural communities. The blaze in Californias ShastaTrinity National Forest was burning out of control after chewing through 58 square miles of timber and brush since Wednesday. Aircraft were temporarily prevented from making water and retardant drops because heavy smoke was trapped under cloud cover, making for limited visibility for pilots. Fire“ ghters working in rugged terrain were contending with hot temperatures and gusty winds. Authorities announced Friday that a 45-mile section of Interstate 5 north of Redding would remain closed at least until Sunday. The “ re has destroyed thousands of trees „ some 70 feet tall „ that could fall onto the highway that traverses the entire West Coast from Mexico to Canada and serves as a main artery for commerce. Truckers and other motorists were forced to take circuitous local routes that added hours to travel times. Interstate 5 became a ghost road after “ re turned hills on either side into walls of ” ame. Drivers ” ed in terror and several big-rigs burned. Nearly 300 homes were considered threatened, but the blaze was not burning near any large towns, “ re spokesman Brandon Vacarro said.By COLLIN BINKLEYASSOCIATED PRESSEmergency of“ cials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this years hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane or greater, steered by winds that could guide it as far south as Florida or as far north as New England. Meanwhile, Hurricane Olivia is forecast to hit the Hawaiian Islands as a tropical storm on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains just two weeks after Hurricane Lane caused major ” ooding. A look at what forecasters are predicting for those storms and the rest of the season: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE STORMS RIGHT NOW? Tropical Storm Florence was gathering strength Saturday, with the National Hurricane Center expecting it to become a hurricane overnight. Five days out from expected landfall, theres still wide uncertainty about where it will hit and at what intensity, but the latest models show that its most likely to make landfall in the southeast U.S., between northern Florida and North Carolina. Still, theres a chance it could be pushed farther north and strike along the mid-Atlantic or New England coast, threatening to make landfall between Virginia and Massachusetts. No matter where it lands, theres a chance it could stall out and pummel the coasts for days. The latest models on Saturday show that its becoming less likely the storm will veer north and miss the mainland U.S. entirely. At minimum, residents along the East Coast are being told to expect heavy rainfall and storm surges, with the possibility of heavy winds. Forecasters are also keeping an Powerful hurricane could be headed to eastern US PHOTO PROVIDED BY NOAA VIA APThis enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, at 2:45 p.m. EDT. Q&A: With storms approaching, what to expect? By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSSAN FRANCISCO „ Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter ” oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch in the heart of the Paci“ c Ocean. The 2,000-foot long ” oating boom was being towed from San Francisco to the Great Paci“ c Garbage Patch „ an island of trash twice the size of Texas. The system was created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-yearold innovator from the Netherlands who “ rst became passionate about cleaning the oceans when he went scuba diving at age 16 in the Mediterranean Sea and saw more plastic bags than “ sh. The plastic is really persistent and it doesnt go away by itself and the time to act is now,Ž Slat said, adding that researchers with his organization found plastic going back to the 1960s and 1970s bobbing in the patch. The buoyant, U-shaped barrier made of plastic and with a tapered 10-foot deep screen, is intended to act like a coastline, trapping some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that scientists estimate are swirling in that gyre but allowing marine life to safely swim beneath it. Fitted with solar power lights, cameras, sensors and satellite antennas, the cleanup system will communicate its position at all times, allowing a support vessel to “ sh out the collected plastic every few months and transport it to dry land where it will be recycled, said Slat. Shipping containers “ lled with the “ shing nets, Massive boom will corral Pacific Oceans plastic trash PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE OCEAN CLEANUP VIA APIn this Aug. 27, photo provided by The Ocean Cleanup, a long oating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter in the Paci c Ocean is assembled in Alameda, Calif. Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch.Wildfire that closed key Calif. highway explodes in size AP PHOTOFire ghters light back re while battling the Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday. US lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms AP PHOTOIn this Wednesday photo, Syrian students play in the courtyard of a school whose walls are still charred and pockmarked with bullets from recent ghting in the town of Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. SYRIAN | 4 PLASTIC | 4 HURRICANE | 4 STORMS | 4 The East Coast could be hit next week as Florence strengthens


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018By MIKE SCHNEIDERASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO „ Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more parttime workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. Scores of union workers chanted Union! Union!Ž and Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, we got a raise!Ž as they waited for the votes to be counted at a hotel in the heart of Orlandos tourism district. We got a fair deal,Ž Matt Hollis, who leads a coalition of six unions, told the workers after the vote was counted. Union of“cials said the new contract would have an impact outside of Walt Disney World as other non-unionized businesses in central Floridas low-wage service economy compete for tourism workers in a tight job market. The contract covers more than half of the 70,000 workers at Disney World, the largest single-site employer in the United States. Those workers include costumed characters, bus drivers, launderers, retail workers, monorail drivers, custodians, housekeepers, servers, cooks, ”orists, makeup artists and lifeguards. The way I feel is we won this for our members at Disney but we also won this for the ride operator at Universal Studios who doesnt have a union,Ž said Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here Local 362, one of the six unions that represents 38,000 workers covered by the contract. This affects Hyatt, Hilton. They are going to have to raise wages to compete with others. This is 38,000 people. This isnt a small amount.Ž Besides raising the starting minimum wage almost 50 percent to $15 an hour in three years, the new four-year contract would raise wages for existing workers by at least $4.75 an hour by October 2021. Each Florida worker also will receive a $1,000 bonus that Disney had paid to other employees after last years tax cut by Congress. Those bonuses were withheld during the contract negotiations. Our 50 percent wage increase will have a real, meaningful impact on our cast and their families and is part of our commitment to the thousands of cast members who make magic for our guests each and every day,Ž said George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. Increasing wages for cast members represents a signi“cant investment in central Florida and will provide a powerful boost to the local economy.Ž The new contract expands anti-discrimination protections to include gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status and genetic information. In return for the higher wages, the coalition of unions, known as the Service Trades Council Union, agreed to allow Disney to use more parttime workers. Under the old contract, 35 percent of the union workforce can be part-timers, but that was raised to 38 percent in the new deal, although Disney doesnt currently reach its limit on part-timers. New hires also will have to wait longer to switch jobs under the new deal. The old contract allowed for a transfer after six months, but that changed to a year under the new contract. The new contract also allows Disney the ability to expand the probationary period for some new workers from three months to six months. The new contract expanded the types of workers who could be subject to random drug tests. It also added extra language giving managers the right to supervise, and control the manner, means and details by which employees perform their work duties as well as the ends to be accomplished.Ž The focus was about how Disney workers need a raise „ current workers and those coming into the workforce,Ž said Hollis, president of the Service Trades Council Union. These are historic raises, not just entry level but for every hourly cast member.ŽDisney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage PHOTO BY ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA APEvelyn Sims, a custodian at Disneys Epcot, celebrates a union vote for a pay raise and bonus as ballots are counted at the Park Inn by Radisson in Kissimmee on Thursday. She is holding ballots in her right hand. AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 2012, le photo, visitors walk around Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Authorities investigate threat painted on garageNEWBERRY (AP) „ Authorities in a North Florida county are investigating a threat and slur used against transgender people that was spray painted on a home garage. The Gainesville Sun reports Alachua County deputies discovered the vandalized garage while patrolling a neighborhood in the town of Newberry early Friday morning. Newberry is located west of Gainesville. The slur was spray-painted in large, black letters and threatened the residents to move or die.Ž Liz Abel told the newspaper that she was startled when she and her partner, Alecia Abel, who started identifying as female just three months ago, were awoken by deputies. Newberrys mayor called the couple and personally apologized for the actions of whoever vandalized the door.Doctor gets 6 years for selling painkiller prescriptionsFORT LAUDERDALE AP) „ A Florida doctor has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for illegally selling prescriptions for painkillers. Court records show that Dr. Andres Mencia was sentenced Friday after being convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Instigators say the 64-year-old Mencia and employees at his Oakland Park of“ce performed sham consultations with cash-paying patients from 2014 to 2017. Mencia would improperly issue prescriptions for opioids and narcotics, such as Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet. Mencias of“cer workers „ 41-year-old Oscar Luis VenturaRodriguez, 51-year-old Nadira Sampath-Grant and 50-year-old John Mensah „ previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by unlawfully distributing controlled substances. Ventura-Rodriguez received two years, Sampath-Grant received a year and a half, and Mensah was sentenced to time-served.Legislators reject Gov. Scott on school securityTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ Florida legislators are making it of“cial: They will not go along with Gov. Rick Scotts push to get school districts an additional $58 million to hire more campus police of“cers. Scott in late August asked that legislators shift the money from the states guardian program. Under that program school districts were eligible to receive money to train school staff to act as armed guardians on school campuses. Most districts, however, have opted to hire school resource of“cers. Sen. Bill Galvano on Friday wrote a letter to Scott explaining why he did not support the governors request. The Bradenton Republican is the incoming president of the state Senate. Legislators set aside additional money for school resource of“cers and the guardian program in the aftermath of the shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Universal to skip Harry Potter fest to build thrill rideORLANDO (AP) „ Universal Orlando Resort says it wont be hosting its annual celebration of all things Harry Potter next year, but dont worry Muggles. Its because the Florida theme park resort is planning a new thrill ride and other experiences at one of the two Harry Potter sections at its parks. The resort said Friday that the construction of a new thrill ride and other yet-to-be-announced experiences at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter „ Hogsmeade in its Islands of Adventure park prevents it from hosting A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2019. The annual celebration attracts actors from the Harry Potter movies for question-and-answer sessions, lessons on wand dueling and costume contests, among other events. The resort says it looks forward to hosting future Harry Potter events. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE STATE NEWSDear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker wants me to invest $10,000 by buying 400 shares of Energy Transfer Partners 7.625 percent low-rated preferred stock, which sells for $25.33 a share. I can afford the risks of low-rated issues, and the income, which is my prime goal, looks very good. But Ive never owned a preferred stock, so please tell me how preferred stocks differ from common stocks. „ MP, Akron, Ohio Dear MP: Both common stock and preferred stock represent ownership in a company. But an important difference between the two is that holders of the common can vote their shares, whereas the preferred owners usually have no voting rights. Another difference is that preferred shareholders have a “xed dividend, whereas dividends for common shareholders are at the discretion of the board. They can be raised, reduced or eliminated. Preferred shares also have a prior claim to the companys assets and earnings. So preferred stock dividends must be paid before common stock dividends. When a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent and must liquidate its assets, it “rst pays creditors, and then it pays bondholders, and then it pays preferred shareholders. Common shareholders are last in line to collect assets and hardly get a pfennig. The dividend yield on a preferred stock is calculated as a percentage of the preferreds market price, just like the dividend yield on a common stock. Preferred shares trade just like common shares. But preferred shares have a call feature allowing the company to redeem the shares. Preferred shares are always redeemed at a predetermined price, which is often a small premium over their original issue price. Preferred stocks also tend to be stabler in price than common stocks because preferreds pay regular and known dividend streams, whereas the dividends of common stocks can ”uctuate. Steady dividend payments from a preferred issue can be more attractive to investors seeking income dependability and continuity, whereas the potential for capital gains with a common stock is more attractive to other investors. Now, I dont like and have never liked “xed-income investments. When interest rates rise „ and they may continue increasing over the coming few years „ the market value of a “xed-rate investment will fall. And if in”ation pushes consumer prices higher (as it appears to be doing), the market value of a “xed-income investment will decline. Simply put, if $1,000 of dividends will buy 400 gallons of regular gasoline today, that same $1,000 of dividends may buy only 350 gallons of regular fuel two years hence. Even Einstein and Churchill, my two Maine coons, understand that. So buying “xed-income investments in an environment of rising in”ation and interest is just plain bloody stupid. Your broker is recommending a better way to own a preferred stock. Energy Transfer Partners offers a ”oating-rate preferred that provides protection against rising rates. His recommendation is the companys 7.625 percent Series D “xed-to-”oating preferred units (ETP-D-$25.33), which came public in July at $25 a share. The following explanation may be tricky, so read it out loud and slowly. Between now and Aug. 15, 2023, the Series D shares will pay 7.625 percent of the $25 IPO price. So for “ve years, an investor will earn a 7.625 percent current yield from this BB-rated issue. Then, on Aug. 15, 2023, the dividends will ”oat at a rate equal to the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate plus 4.738 percent. So if Libor were to be 4 percent on Aug. 16, the D shares would pay 8.738 percent. If Libor were to rise to 5 percent, the D shares would pay 9.738 percent. But if Libor were to fall to 1 percent, an investors yield would fall to 5.738 percent. Today Libor is 2.34 percent. It has averaged 3.79 percent since 1986. Libor hit an all-time high of 10.63 percent in March 1989 and a record low of 0.22 percent in May 2014. These shares have no maturity date but are callable at the option of the issuer on Aug. 15, 2023, at $25. Meanwhile, 19 analysts follow Energy Transfer Partners common stock, and 15 have a buyŽ rating. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ ETP-D and the difference between preferred stock and common stock explained MalcolmBERKOC


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD STANDPAWNSBEDNERF ARMORUHHUHECOSOLAR SUESEHTMINOTAURTWICE SENTITEMOIRAMBOWSER TROTSSTOODSPHERE LOIREWINNOWISE NOTLIMAHBURRRODRBI SCHSLIMBOEDRELEASE AAACELTIDRISOWNER LTCOLEKULDARTHVADER ORKSUNENOYES YPOONSREDBARONPRINT DRAKEHAZELLAOSOAR SATIATEUNIDEALOCTA THEYAKDIVADGOLIATH CAPSIDDRYHOLLY ASSUMELAMBSSMALL NAMTABJOKERATTAALGA GLITZETOXIUQWINDMILL ESTEEDOTBRUINUPSET LAHRINAELATEOSTEOBy HAMZA HENDAWIASSOCIATED PRESSCAIRO „ An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sitin protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead. In a case involving 739 defendants facing charges ranging from murder to damaging property, the court also sentenced to life in prison the head of the Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and 46 others. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as ShawkanŽ whose detention has been decried by rights groups at home and abroad, received “ve years in prison. He was detained in August 2013, meaning that he should walk free within days for time served. Several mass trials of Islamists that yielded dozens of death sentences have been held in Egypt since 2013, when the military, then led by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, removed an Islamist president who hails from the Brotherhood, which has since been outlawed and designated a terror group. Some of the death sentences have been overturned on appeal. The trials and death sentences have consistently drawn scathing criticism from rights groups at home and abroad, which have branded the process as a mockery of justice. On Saturday, Amnesty International condemned the sentences of the latest mass trial, which it described as disgraceful.Ž The London-based rights group also noted that not a single member of the security forces faced legal proceedings over what it called the massacre that took place when police broke up the sit-in on Aug. 14, 2013. The sit-in at a square in a Cairo suburb was staged by supporters of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi of the Brotherhood. He became Egypts “rst freely elected president in 2012 but was ousted in July 2013 by the military following days of street protests calling on him to step down. It is widely believed that breaking up the sit-in along with another one across Cairo, also staged by Islamists, left an estimated 900 people dead. Proceedings were dropped against “ve defendants who have died since the trial began. Saturdays convictions, which can be appealed, are the latest chapter in a crackdown waged by authorities against government critics the scale of which has not been seen in living memory in Egypt.Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-inBy DANIEL FLATLEY and ANDREW HARRISBLOOMBERG NEWS (TNS)WASHINGTON …… Prosecutors in the case against Maria Butina, charged with being a Russian spy, are opposing her release on bond, calling into question her ties to the U.S. and highlighting Russian efforts to win her release. Those efforts have included six consular visits with Butina, delivery of four diplomatic notes to the U.S. State Department, and direct complaints to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo by Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov, according to a court “ling. The of“cial Kremlin Twitter account changed its avatar to the defendants face and started a #FreeMariaButina hashtag,Ž prosecutors said. Butinas prosecution has also been criticized on the Russian-controlled RT television network. Butina, a gun-rights advocate who came to the U.S. on a student visa, has been in custody since her July arrest after prosecutors alleged that she had ties to Russias intelligence services and oligarchs capable of providing her a way out of the country. Shes accused of trying to establish back-channel connections between Russia and the U.S., and has denied any wrongdoing. Prosecutors say that while at American University in Washington, Butina attempted to make contact with two presidential candidates and exert in”uence over politics through prominent conservative groups, which media accounts have identi“ed as the National Ri”e Association and the National Prayer Breakfast. Prosecutors also contradicted defense assertions that her relationship with an individual identi“ed as U.S. Person 1Ž would keep her in the U.S., should she be released. That person is believed to be conservative political operative Paul Erickson, which Butinas lawyer, Robert Neil Driscoll, seemed to con“rm when he shared photographs of the pair together and video of the two singing the theme song to the Disney “lm Beauty and the BeastŽ during an interview with ABC News. Despite their apparent close relationship, Butina recently offered to provide information about Ericksons illegal activities, according to the government. Although the defense contends that the defendant is in a committed relationship with U.S. Person 1, she recently offered to provide information to the government about his illegal activities,Ž prosecutors said in the “ling. The case has received substantial media attention, leading the prosecution to ask the judge for a gag order in the case. Driscoll opposed the motion, saying the prosecutors request would put a chillŽ on Butinas right to mount a competent and vigorous defense.Ž U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan is expected to rule on both pre-trial release and the gag order during a status conference on Monday. Butina has little or no incentive to stay in the United States and face a potential criminal conviction and sentence „ including as much as “fteen years of incarceration „ and every motivation to ”ee to her home country, where she would be protected from extradition,Ž prosecutors said in the “ling.US goes to court to keep alleged Russian spy in jail PHOTO PROVIDED BY ZUMA PRESS/TNSIn this le image, Maria Butina attends a rally at in support of legalizing the possession of handguns and gun ownership on April 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. By ERIC TALMADGEASSOCIATED PRESSPYONGYANG, North Korea „ Workers with paint brushes and brooms put the “nal touches on Pyongyangs iconic Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday as North Korea prepared for what promises to be its biggest celebration in years „ the 70th anniversary of the countrys of“cial birth as a nation. The spectacle, months in the making, will center on a military parade and mass games that will likely put both advanced missiles and leader Kim Jong Uns hopes for a stronger economy front and center. Although North Korea stages military parades almost every year, and held one just before the Olympics began in South Korea in February this year, Sundays parade comes at a particularly sensitive time. Kims effort to ease tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump have stalled since their June summit in Singapore. Both sides are now insisting on a different starting point. Washington wants Kim to commit to denuclearization “rst, but Pyongyang wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War. With tensions once again on the rise, a parade featuring the very missiles that so unnerved Trump last year, and led to a dangerous volley of insults from both leaders, could be seen as a deliberate provocation. The North displayed its latest missilery in the February parade, however, and Washington hardly batted an eye. So its possible Kim might choose to display them but give the missiles a lower pro“le if he makes his usual address just before the parade begins. Either way, soon after the Sunday celebrations end, Kim will once again meet in Pyongyang with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss ways to break the impasse over his nuclear weapons. While it remains to be seen what kind of weaponry will be rolled out Sunday, North Korea is clearly trying to switch its emphasis away from just military power to its efforts to improve the countrys domestic economy. The new lineŽ of putting economic development “rst has been Kims top priority this year. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter U.S. aggression and devote his resources to raising the nations standard of living. Despite speculation that Chinese President Xi Jinping would attend, Beijing instead sent its third-highest party of“cial. With Xi of“cially out, no major world leaders were expected to join in, though delegations from countries such as Syria, Vietnam and nations across Africa that have friendly relations with the North sent high-level delegations. This years celebrations also mark the revival of North Koreas iconic mass games after a “ve-year hiatus. The mass games involve tens of thousands of people holding up placards or dancing in precise unison and are intended to be a display of national unity. This years spectacle „ tickets start at just over $100 and go up to more than $800 per seat „ also has a strong economic theme. The economy was also a big part of a concert held on the eve of the anniversary for foreign dignitaries and a large foreign media contingent allowed in for the events. As is commonly the case, the visiting journalists were generally kept away from anything newsworthy. On Saturday, they were bussed to a cosmetics factory and a very well-funded cooperative „ and not very representative „ farm on the outskirts of the capital.North Korea to fete 70th birthday with tanks, dancing masses AP PHOTOSA portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed on a large screen with the words We will go and go along the road of loyalty, Shining FatherlandŽ during a evening gala performance on the eve of the 70th anniversary of North Koreas founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday. North Korea will be staging a major military parade, huge rallies and reviving its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. Military choir members salute as they sing during an evening gala held on the eve of the 70th anniversary of North Koreas founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday.WASHINGTON (AP) „ The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward high-priority projects elsewhere.Ž The move follows the State Departments late August announcement that the administration is slashing more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians following a review that President Donald Trump ordered to ensure the spending was aligned with U.S. national interests. The Palestinians had held out hope that the hospital money would be spared because it was not included in the previously announced cut. On Saturday, the Palestinian Authority denounced the administrations move as an act of political blackmail.Ž The State Department said the review was intended to make sure the American aid was being spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and were providing value to the U.S. taxpayer.Ž The administration will be redirecting approximately $25 million originally planned for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network. Those funds will go to high-priority projects elsewhere,Ž the department added. It did not identify the projects. In response, Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi accused the administration of threatening to cause serious instability and grave harmŽ to thousands of patients and their families across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and jeopardize the livelihood of thousands of workers in the Palestinian health care sector. The administration announced the original cut in U.S. aid to Palestinians as Trump and his Middle East advisers prepared to release the U.S. peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. But Trump angered the Palestinians earlier this year by moving the U.S. Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, which led the Palestinians to break off contact with the U.S.US redirecting $25M in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals WORLD NEWS


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.On this dateIn 1543 Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In 1776 the second Continental Congress made the term United StatesŽ official, replacing United Colonies.Ž In 1919 some 1,100 members of Bostons 1,500-man police force went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.) In 1942 during World War II, a Japanese plane launched from a submarine off the Oregon coast dropped a pair of incendiary bombs in a failed attempt at igniting a massive forest fire; it was the first aerial bombing of the U.S. mainland by a foreign power. In 1948 the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was declared. In 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction, a measure primarily concerned with protecting voting rights and which also established a Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1971 prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. In 1976 JVC unveiled its new VHS videocassette recorder during a presentation in Tokyo. In 1986 Frank Reed, director of a private school in Lebanon, was taken hostage; he was released 44 months later. In 1991 boxer Mike Tyson was indicted in Indianapolis on a charge of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. (Tyson was convicted and ended up serving three years of a six-year prison sentence.) Ten years ago: President George W. Bush announced he would keep U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next administration, drawing rebukes from Democrats who wanted the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan. One year ago: Hurricane Irma hammered Cuba with punishing winds and rain as it headed toward the Florida Keys and the southeastern United States; hundreds of shelters opened in Florida for people looking to escape the potentially deadly winds and storm surge. Dutch officials said Irma had damaged or destroyed 70 percent of the homes on St. Maarten in the Caribbean, leaving it vulnerable to the approach of Hurricane Jose. Todays birthdays Actress Sylvia Miles is 84. Actor Topol is 83. Rhythm-andblues singer Luther Simmons is 76. Singer Inez Foxx is 76. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 73. Rock musician John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) is 68. Actor Tom Wopat is 67. Actress Angela Cartwright is 66. Musician-producer Dave Stewart is 66. Actor Hugh Grant is 58. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., is 55. Actor-comedian Charles Esten (formerly Chip) is 53. Actress Constance Marie is 53. Actor David Bennent is 52. Actor Adam Sandler is 52. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 50. Actress Julia Sawalha is 50. Model Rachel Hunter is 49. Actor Eric Stonestreet is 47. Actor Henry Thomas is 47. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble is 43. Latin singer Maria Rita is 41. Actress Michelle Williams is 38. Actress Julie Gonzalo is 37. Neo-soul singer Paul Janeway (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 35. Actress Zoe Kazan is 35. Bible verseBeloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.Ž „ 3 John 1:2. God wants us to believe for the best in all things for He surely means for us to have them. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.Ž warplanes targeted the provinces southern edge in what a ctivists described as the most intense airstrikes in weeks. More than 60 air raids killed at least four civilians in southern Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rescue workers. While the new U.S. special envoy for Syria said this week that America will stay in Syria until the complete eradication of the Islamic State group, theres little assurance that President Donald Trump wont again seek the withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in the country. And in a sign of the administrations shrinking commitment to Syria, it has pulled more than $200 million in stabilization funding for liberated areas, telling other nations they should step up to pay. A summit in Tehran on Friday between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was seen as a chance for a diplomatic solution before a full-scale assault on Idlib. The three nations are all tacitly allied against IS and in support of a uni“ed, stable Syria, but have differing views of how to achieve those ends. After Fridays talks, the U.N. envoy for Syria told the U.N. Security Council there were indications that the three leaders intend to continue talking to avoid a catastrophe. But above all, the summit highlighted the stark differences among these allies of convenience, with Putin and Rouhani opposing Erdogans call for a cease-“re. As they discussed the fate of Idlib, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was talking tough in New York, telling the Security Council that the United States would consider any assault on the province as a dangerous escalationŽ of the con”ict that has already claimed more than 400,000 lives and forced more than 5 million Syrians to ”ee the country. If (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, Russia, and Iran continue, the consequences will be dire,Ž said Haley, who was chairing the council meeting. The Assad regime must halt its offensive ... Russia and Iran, as countries with in”uence over the regime, must stop this catastrophe. It is in their power to do so.Ž Those remarks capped a week of rising U.S. rhetoric opposing the Idlib operation. On Monday, Trump tweeted: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Dont let that happen!Ž A day later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expanded on the tweet, and renewed calls for the con”ict to be resolved through the U.N.-led Geneva Process, which has been stalled for years. And on Thursday, the man Pompeo chose to be his point-man on getting the Geneva process back on track, veteran diplomat James Jeffrey, reiterated Trumps message, saying the U.S. would use all the toolsŽ it has to respond to a chemical attack. Another toolŽ in the U.S. arsenal is economic pressure. The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions on nine people and companies for assisting weapons or fuel transfers to the Assad regime on Thursday. But sanctions have been ineffectual since they “rst began to be applied during the Obama administration. Even American airstrikes launched against the Assad government have had limited impact in the past. Twice before the U.S. has resorted to missile strikes in response to chemical weapons attacks, only to see them used again. As Syrian forces prepare for the assault on Idlib, U.S. and UN of“cials again see signs that those internationally prescribed weapons are being readied for the battle“eld. Theres lots of evidence that chemical weapons are being prepared,Ž Jeffrey told reporters Thursday. Of“cials and analysts will be watching Idlib closely over the next week ahead of U.N.-led talks on Syria in Geneva on Sept. 14. The Trump administration is really at a Hail Mary moment,Ž said Nicholas Heras, a Syria analyst and fellow at the Center for New American Security. Idlib is the last opportunity for the U.S. to increase leverage in Syria, he said, and if the province falls before the Geneva talks, Trump administration efforts to re-engage with peace talks will likely fail. Heras warned that the Trump team is late to formulate a coherent Syria policy. Its like trying to save the house as its burning down,Ž he said.SYRIANFROM PAGE 1 plastic bottles, laundry baskets and other plastic refuse scooped up by the system being deployed Saturday are expected to be back on land within a year, he said. Before the launch, Slat said he and his team will pay close attention to determine if the system works ef“ciently and withstands harsh ocean conditions, including huge waves. He said hes most looking forward to a ship loaded with plastic coming back to port. We still have to prove the technology... which will then allow us to scale up a ”eet of systems,Ž he said. The Ocean Cleanup, which has raised $35 million in donations to fund the project, including from chief executive Marc Benioff and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, will deploy 60 free-”oating barriers in the Paci“c Ocean by 2020. One of our goals is to remove 50 percent of the Great Paci“c Garbage Patch in “ve years,Ž Slat said. The free-”oating barriers are made to withstand harsh weather conditions and constant wear and tear. They will stay in the water for two decades and in that time collect 90 percent of the trash in the patch, he added. George Leonard, chief scientist of the Ocean Conservancy, a nonpro“t environmental advocacy group, said hes skeptical Slat can achieve that goal because even if plastic trash can be taken out of the ocean, a lot more is pouring in each year. We at the Ocean Conservancy are highly skeptical but we hope it works,Ž he said. The ocean needs all the help it can get.Ž Leonard said 9 million tons (8 metric tons) of plastic waste enter the ocean annually and that a solution must include a multi-pronged approach, including stopping plastic from reaching the ocean and more education so people reduce consumption of single use plastic containers and bottles. If you dont stop plastics from ”owing into the ocean, it will be a Sisyphean task,Ž Leonard said, adding that on Sept. 15 about 1 million volunteers around the world with collect trash from beaches and waterways as part of the Ocean Conservancys annual International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers last year collected about 10,000 tons of plastics worldwide over two hours, he said. Leonard also raised concerns that marine and wildlife could be entangled by the net that will hang below the surface. He said he hopes Slats group is transparent with its data and shares information with the public about what happens with the “rst deployment. The system will act as a big boat that stands still in the waterŽ and will have a screen and not a net so that there is nothing for marine life to get entangled with and a an extra precautionary measure, a boat carrying experienced marine biologists will be deployed to make sure the device is not harming wildlife, Slat said. Im the “rst to acknowledge this has never (been) done before and that it is important to collect plastic on land and close the taps on plastic entering into the ocean, but I also think humanity can do more than one thing at a time to tackle this problem,Ž Slat said.PLASTICFROM PAGE 1of the storm. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster emphasized that theres no way to know yet when and where the storm will hit land, or when evacuations might be called. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and urged residents to use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster. We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms,Ž Cooper said. The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a news release Saturday that the ships will get ready in anticipation of getting under way Monday to avoid storm damage. Adm. Christopher Grady said in a statement that the decision was based on Florences current track, which indicates the area could see strong sustained winds and storm surges. The news release notes that plans could change if forecasts indicate a decrease in the strength or change in the track of the storm. Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and could cause dangerous rip currents and coastal ”ooding Saturday in areas including coastal Delaware and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said. At 5 p.m. EDT, the hurricane center said Florences maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 70 mph. The storm was centered about 810 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 5 mph.HURRICANEFROM PAGE 1eye on two storms gathering behind Florence. Tropical Storm Helene was expected to reach the Cabo Verde islands on Saturday but is predicted to miss the mainland U.S. A tropical depression that was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac on Saturday is headed toward the Caribbean and brings a greater chance of curving north toward Puerto Rico and the mainland, potentially as a hurricane. Its still uncertain whether Hurricane Olivia will make landfall in the Hawaiian Islands, but at minimum meteorologists believe it will come very close and deliver a new round of rainfall. The National Weather Service has also issued a typhoon watch in the U.S. territory of Guam, where Tropical Storm Mangkhut is approaching from the east and is expected to bring damaging winds by Monday evening. WHEN WILL WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHETHER THEY POSE A THREAT? Each day brings a clearer picture of the risks posed by the storms. Jeff Masters, co-founder of the Weather Underground service, says airplanes gathering weather information began ”ying into Florence on Saturday, which should provide data that will lead to a major boost in the reliability of models on Sunday. Isaacs route is still wildly uncertain and will be for days. Forecasters are more con“dent that Olivia will affect Hawaii, with its path and intensity sharpening in the next few days. WHAT FACTORS GIVE FLORENCE A CHANCE OF BEING A PARTICULARLY STRONG HURRICANE? By the time it reaches the East Coast, Florence could strengthen into a major hurricane. Winds higher up in Florence have been weakening, giving it time to gather itself and gain strength over the ocean, experts say. And its also approaching water where the temperature is slightly warmer than average, providing heat that the storm can convert into stronger winds. HOW SHOULD PEOPLE IN VULNERABLE AREAS STAY PREPARED? Residents in evacuation zones are urged to have a plan to ”ee if the order comes. Others should have at least a weeks supply of food, water and medication for their families and their pets. Brian McNoldy, a senior researcher at the University of Miamis school of marine and atmospheric science, says residents who stick it out should have gas cans to fuel their cars and power generators, and should take out some cash in case electronic payment systems are down after the storms pass. To avoid a headache down the line, residents are also encouraged to keep insurance documents in a safe place ahead of time. WHAT EXPECTATIONS DO FORECASTERS HAVE FOR THE REST OF THE HURRICANE SEASON? The second week of September is the peak of hurricane season, so the ”urry of activity is no surprise to forecasters. After the current round of storms, though, long-range models suggest a lull for several weeks. Masters said theres a chance for another active period by mid-October, which would mark the end of the busiest stretch of the season. I dont think were quite done yet,Ž he said, but certainly as far as September goes, this is the big week.ŽSTORMSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDED BY IBAA NEWS AGENCY, VIA APThis photo released Tuesday, by the al-Qaida-aliated Ibaa News Agency, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by airstrikes, in al-Sahan village, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Arabic reads, Air raid by the Russian occupation plane targets al-Sahan village.Ž Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syrias northwest Idlib province. AP FILE PHOTOIn this May 11, 2017, le photo, Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to a pile of plastic garbage prior to a press conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacic Ocean. FROM PAGE ONE


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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS CATCHING THE BIG ONE by Myles Mellor 1. I PHXQC JIMY CXZZP WIS DBW ZNYVVP-RIAYT CBNMRBWD IQT WIBT : WDIMM SY CH VH PHXN ZMIBAY HN JBQY?Ž 2. UGBX GBR DQKBH, UGBKB HYBR M COYUZQRG GMIB M XMN MXH ROBBN? YX DGB KQIBK CBH YK DGB RBM ZOYYK. 3. BQDH PWCQ XWD UQDZ BTHU UR NR UR QDTGDH HRU UR UQD XDGWJ. UQD THNDJPWCQ TJBTZC NDUC WH. 4. HRDM HBNT IMB SLUZXNT NOV CTLZV DBTRNX GRXXBT, IMB OLILTRLZD SNUG IMB GRCCBT! 1. A young male guppy saw his pretty-faced girlfish and said : Shall we go to your plaice or mine?Ž 2. When hes tired, where does a blowfish have a nap and sleep? On the river bed or the sea floor. 3. When fish die they want to go to heaven not to the devil. The angelfish always gets in. 4. Fish fear the jocular and proud serial killer, the notorious Jack the Kipper! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Theres harmony in your relationships now „ a happy but fragile condition worthy of your protection. You intuitively understand that good times are too precious to take for granted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can be spontaneous when you feel like it, but the opportunities dont always arise. They will today, though, and it will be lucky to say yesŽ to unexpected invitations. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Its easy to tell who the poor listeners are. They may turn their heads toward a speaker, but their bodies are inclined away, seemingly blocking the message. Trust your instincts. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In regard to your special project, youll need just a little more faith to accomplish a desired result. Go forward as if you already had the funding in place. What happens after that will surprise and delight you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll be a sort of teacher today, and you would do well to make it a policy to grade on a curve, holding others to standards relative to the current situation instead of standards of some ideal beyond the realm. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A nancial win is in store. This has little to do with math skills; rather, its your high emotional intelligence to credit. Your top-rate social skills are such that people with money want to buy into whatever youre selling. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Dont worry about what to say. If youre fully there, you wont even need words. Your presence will say everything. A focus on being increasingly aware of your surroundings will brin g p rofound knowled g e. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Avoid bribing people. Dont pay for what should be given to you naturally. Payment has a way of supplanting peoples intrinsic motivation „ and even their sense of decency. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youre all about providing real help, workable solutions and genuine care for those around you. You have no interest in getting people to buy into what they dont need. Herein lies the secret to todays success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those overly concerned with their correctness will miss the point that you understand perfectly. Some things are never going to be all that great, but you still grow from the experience of dealing with them. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even though youre smart to assess whats in it for you or whats in it for others, dont assume youll gure it out. Some things are just worth it, even if nobody really knows why. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sacred things have a dierent resonance but are no better or worse than regular things. So while you honor sacred things, you love ordinary things, too, seeing them as worthy of your attention and care. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 9). Your success secret this year is simple enough: Youll make promises that others nd useful, and youll keep them. You know your value, and youll set standards that reect it. Your eorts to learn new skills, develop your talents and become a better friend will open the way for joy like youve never known. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 3, 22, 28 and 49.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but because she kept lashing out at me for anything from using a cotton swab to following proper directions exiting the train, to asking simple „ but, in her mind, ridiculous „ questions. This is not new behavior. Her brother has also observed her overreactive behavior to minor things. I treated her and her roommate to dinners out and stocked her apartment with groceries, in addition to making signicant nancial contributions toward her tuition. Im also splitting the cost of her monthly rent with her dad. I feel hurt, like she regards me as only an ATM. She wouldnt even let me use her European electrical adapter to charge my phone before leaving for the airport. Should I convey how hurt I feel and, if so, what are your suggestions? I feel if I have a phone conversation, she will sigh, tell me she doesnt have time for this or accuse me of being a killjoy. If I put it in a letter, Ill feel like a coward, but it will allow me to express my feelings without interruption or protest. „ UNAPPRECIATED IN VERMONT DEAR UNAPPRECIATED: Frankly, Im surprised you werent crying because you recognized your part in creating the self-entitled monster your daughter has become. You should have put a stop to it when she rst started overreactingŽ with rude, insensitive and ungrateful behavior. By all means write her a letter, and when you do, tell her she behaved shamefully, it was hurtful, and that you will no longer tolerate it. Be sure she understands she will not get another penny until you receive an apology and assurances that you wont be subjected to that kind of abuse again. Continue practicing tough love until you see real changes in your daughters attitude. DEAR ABBY: After 23 years together, my wife, after spending time with her grown children, brought home photos of her deceased former husband. The photos that bother me are the ones in which they are holding hands. He was the stepfather to her now-middle-aged children. They had 19 years together, and he had a daughter who became my wifes stepdaughter. The stepdaughter posted on social media that she missed her dad. My wife expressed the same feelings and said she thinks about him, too. When my wife posted those sentiments on the internet, everyone could read it. Those pictures and feelings bother me. Am I wrong for being angry about this? „ UPSET IN CALIFORNIA DEAR UPSET: Its time to grow up and accept that your wife was married „ I presume happily „ before her former husbands death. If you want a healthy marriage, stop competing with a dead man. For her to express solidarity with her former stepdaughter was no reection on her love for or her marriage to you. Your feelings are not all that unusual, but you are wrong to be angry. If you need reassurance, ask your wife for it, and Im sure shell give it to you. Because she once loved another man doesnt mean she doesnt love you.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Fires can break out in our homes and spread incredibly fast. Be aware that the heat and smoke can be more dangerous than ames, and gases can make you and your family members sleepy. The leading cause of re deaths is asphyxiation, even more than burns. The minute you smell smoke or see ames, take these steps: „ For a small re, grab an extinguisher and put it out. However, if you cannot quickly get the ames under control, leave the house ASAP. „If you are behind a closed door, rst use the back of your hand to touch the doorknob and the top of the door before you open it. If the door is hot or warm, do not open it. Instead, try to get out through a window, if possible. If the door is cool, open it a bit to see if there is a clear escape route. Be sure to close the door as you leave to stop the re from spreading. „If you see smoke, get down on the oor and crawl under the smoke. The poisonous gases and smoke rise rst to the ceiling. After all family members are out of the house, call 911. Gather your family and go over these escape plans often so your children will know what to do. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a great use for the sample credit cards that come in the mail. I nd it is most helpful to use them as pot scrapers. They clear o the stu stuck to my pans, like oatmeal or cream soups. Best of all, they do so without scratching the pan, so this hint is especially good for nonstick surfaces. „ Elizabeth from Oregon Dear Readers: If you display an American ag in your yard, give it a quick check every so often to see how its surviving the weather „ sun, rain and wind. Make sure that it hasnt become torn or ripped. To make it last longer, keep it clean. If the ag is nylon, cotton or acetate, handwash with cool water and gently scrub with a mild detergent. Rinse well. Lay the ag at and allow it to dry. But if the ag is older, sentimental or valuable, take it to a dry cleaner. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My smartphone is indispensable, but recently I found some new ways to use it. My grandmother is in an assisted living facility, and I do all the shopping for her. With my busy life, I forget exactly what she likes, and she does like specic brands. So now I use my smartphone to take pictures of these products in her bathroom and kitchen. I also do it for my picky children. It sure helps when I am at the supermarket. „ Belinda from Washington Dear Heloise: Whenever I cook spaghetti, which is a family favorite, the red sauce always seems to end up on my childrens clothing. Those stains are hard to remove, along with French salad dressing, another family favorite. What can I do? „ Katy from Massachusetts Dear Katy: Heres how to remove it from clothing with synthetic bers or cottons, but do NOT use this method on silk fabric. Grab a clean, cotton cloth and dampen with water and then moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a tad of white vinegar. Turn the clothing inside out, put it on a towel and dab the stain until its gone. Do not rub because that can spread the stain. Rinse well in clear water. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My husband started rinsing his razor in alcohol, and he hasnt had to change the blade for several months! He used to get about 10 shaves from a blade, so he has saved about $30 so far. „ Bonnie from Basin, WyomingDaughters bratty behavior drives her unappreciated mom to tearsDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 By ANDREW DALTONAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITERLOS ANGELES „ Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms I Dream of JeannieŽ and The Bob Newhart Show,Ž has died, a family spokesman said Saturday. Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, at his home where he had been living with his son, spokesman Steve Moyer told The Associated Press. Daily was not a household name but he was a household face, familiar to many millions of baby-boomer viewers in the 1960s and 70s from two of the eras biggest shows. He played Major Roger Healy in all “ve seasons of I Dream of JeannieŽ from 1965 to 1970. Healy was the astronaut partner to Larry Hagmans Major Anthony Nelson as both men tried to contain the antics of Jeannie, the blond bombshell who lived in a bottle played by Barbara Eden. Eden said on Twitter Friday night that Daily was Our favorite zany astronaut.Ž Billy was wonderful to work with,Ž Eden said. He was a funny, sweet man that kept us all on our toes. Im so thankful to have known and worked with that rascal.Ž Just two years later he landed a very similar role and had an even longer run on The Bob Newhart Show,Ž playing aviator Howard Borden behind Newharts psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley for 140 episodes between 1972 and 1978. Newhart, now 89, tweeted Friday night that he and Daily had been friends since both were trying to get into standup comedy in the 1950s, and Daily was a clutch comedian that could make anything work on the sitcom. He was our bullpen guy „ you could always go to him,Ž Newhart said. He was one of the most positive people Ive ever known. I will miss him dearly.ŽBill Daily, sidekick on hit 60s and 70s sitcoms, dies at 91 AP FILE PHOTOIn a Sept. 5, 2007 le photo, Bill Daily arrives for TV Lands 35th anniversary tribute to The Bob Newhart Show.Ž Family spokesman Steve Moyer said Saturday, that Daily died Tuesday of natural causes in New Mexico. He was 91. By ELLIOT SPAGATASSOCIATED PRESSANAHEIM, Calif. „ Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,Ž taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his pro“le campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didnt mention President Donald Trump by name during a 20-minute speech in the key Southern California battleground of Orange County but the allusions were clear. Were in a challenging moment because, when you look at the arc of American history, theres always been a push and pull between those who want to go forward and those who want to look back, between those who want to divide and those are seeking to bring people together, between those who promote the politics of hope and those who exploit the politics of fear,Ž he said. His appearance „ one day after a strongly worded critique of Trump at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign „ touched on themes of retirement security, climate change and education. If we dont step up, things can get worse,Ž the former president told the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center. In two months, we have the chance to restore some sanity to our politics. We have the chance to ”ip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks and balances in Washington.Ž Obama gave shout-outs to seven Democratic candidates in competitive House districts across California that are considered crucial to the partys efforts to oust Republicans from control. Four of those districts are at least partly in Orange County, a formerly reliable GOP bastion that went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Were going to put on our marching shoes, were going to start knocking on some doors, were going to start making some calls,Ž he said to cheers. Clinton trounced Trump by more than 4 million votes in California in 2016 and carried Orange County by 9 percentage points. A surge in immigrants has transformed California and its voting patterns. The number of Hispanics, blacks and Asians combined has outnumbered whites in the state since 1998. Meanwhile, new voters, largely Latinos and Asians, lean Democratic. In Orange County, Republicans held a 13-point edge in voter registration 10 years ago but that has shrunk to 3 points while independents, who tend to vote like Democrats in California, have climbed to 25 percent. Democrats, hoping to build on their 39-14 advantage in the states congressional delegation, are eyeing Republican seats in districts that Clinton won in 2016. Each of the seven candidates that Obama campaigned for on Saturday “t that description. In Orange County, GOP Rep. Mimi Walters faces a challenge from Katie Porter, a law professor at University of California at Irvine. Environmental lawyer Mike Levin is seeking an open seat to replace retiring GOP Rep. Darrell Issa in a district that includes part of Orange County. Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, whose district encompasses part of Orange County, is fending off a challenge from Democratic real estate investor Harley Rouda to secure a 16th term in Congress despite barely winning 30 percent of the primary vote. In the other Orange County race, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic philanthropist and Navy veteran, is vying for an open seat created by retiring Republican Ed Royce. Obama also highlighted two races in the states Central Valley, praising venture capitalist Josh Harder in his bid to unseat fourterm Republican Jeff Denham, and T.J. Cox, who is challenging David Valadao in a district where Democrats hold a 17-point advantage in voter registration. He also made a plug for nonpro“t executive Katie Hill in her Los Angelesarea race to unseat sophomore Republican Steve Knight, who won an underwhelming 53 percent of the vote in 2016. California Republicans said Obamas appearance would have little impact and may even help their party. I wish he would come more often because he reminds Republicans of eight years of misery,Ž said Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel, who lives in Orange County. It reminds the Republicans why these midterms are important.Ž Obama is expected to deliver a similar message in Cleveland on Thursday, when he campaigns on behalf of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor, and other Democrats.Obama, on campaign swing, urges sanity in our politics AP PHOTOFormer President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, in Anaheim, Calif. By MICHAEL FINNEGANLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps former personal attorney, has asked Stephanie Clifford, the porn actress known as Stormy Daniels, to return the $130,000 payoff she received in exchange for keeping quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. A lawyer for Cohen and Essential Consultants LLC, the shell company that he used to pay Daniels, demanded the money in a letter to her attorney, Michael Avenatti. The lawyer, Brent Blakely, said Cohen would agree to void the nondisclosure agreement that he and Clifford signed just before the November 2016 presidential election. Clifford offered months ago to return the $130,000 if Cohen and Trump would cancel the con“dentiality pact. But Avenatti said Saturday that she “rst wants to take the depositions of Cohen and Trump. This is nothing more than a stunt designed to avoid Cohen and Trump from answering questions under oath,Ž Avenatti said by email. When Cohen pleaded guilty last month to eight felonies, he admitted that the payoff to Clifford was an illegal donation to Trumps campaign. He said Trump directed him to buy her silence. Trump has denied having the 2006 affair and said he had no advance knowledge of the payment. His lawyer, Charles Harder, did not respond to an email seeking comment. In court papers “led when Cohen pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said the Trump Organization had already reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels. Blakely, whose letter to Avenatti was “rst reported by CNN, declined to comment on whether Cohen would return any money that his company might get from Clifford to the Trump Organization.Michael Cohen asks Stormy Daniels to give back $130,000 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Monday, April 16, le photo adult lm actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. The company set up by Donald Trumps former personal attorney has agreed to rescind Daniels hush-money agreement and drop its planned $20 million lawsuit against the porn actress for violating the agreement. WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacksNEW YORK (AP) „ A New York City subway station has reopened for the “rst time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago. Cheers erupted as the “rst train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station at noon Saturday. The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway systems No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way. The new station cost $181 million and features a mosaic that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.April trial date set for 2 charged in warehouse fire deathsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) „ A California judge has set an April 2 start date for the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 people in an Oakland warehouse “re. Derick Almena and Max Harris are each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Judge James Cramer last month scuttled a plea deal, citing Almenas lack of remorse. Cramer said he believed Harris was truly remorseful, but the plea bargain was a package deal, so both were rejected. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the judges “rm trial date could crumble if he grants a motion to reinstate the plea agreement or if he decides the case should be moved to another county to ensure an unbiased jury. Pre-trial hearings have been set for Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.Hotel sued over Legionnaires disease outbreakHAMPTON, N.H. (AP) „ Two Massachusetts women are suing a New Hampshire hotel at the center of a Legionnaires disease outbreak. WMUR-TV reports that Louise Pare, of Gardner, and Celeste Billington, of Templeton, were diagnosed with Legionnaires disease after staying at The Sands Resort for three days starting Aug. 3. Fifteen people have been con“rmed as having contracted Legionnaires disease in Hampton at the end of July or beginning of August, including one person who died. Legionnaires disease is a bacterial pneumonia spread by inhaling droplets of contaminated water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the bacteria in shower heads or sink heads in three guest rooms, a hot tub, water heater and outdoor shower house. The lawsuit was “led Friday in Rockingham Superior Court. The hotel owner declined to comment Saturday.Father of man hurt in train-truck crash sues over crossingCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) „ The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Charlottesville TV stations WCAV and WVIR report Dennis Eddys father “led a lawsuit Friday against CSX Transportation, which owns the track, and Buckingham Branch Railroad, which operates it. The suit alleges the crossing signal hadnt been properly maintained. Neither company could be reached for comment Saturday. Another passenger was killed in the crash outside of Charlottesville. The trucks driver has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the in”uence. Witnesses told investigators the truck entered the crossing after the safety gates had come down. People who live near the crossing have also told AP that the gates were known to malfunction. The lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages.Missouri sheriffs deputy dies when flooding sweeps away carFAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) „ Authorities say a Missouri sheriffs deputy has died after his patrol car was swept away by ”oodwaters. The Spring“eld NewsLeader reports that 35-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts had just returned to service following a 911 hang-up call Friday night when he radioed that his car had been washed off the road into the Pomme de Terre River in Fair Grove, which is about 180 miles southwest of St. Louis. Sheriff Jim Arnott says Roberts body was found inside the car a short time later. The National Weather Service in Spring“eld reports that there was heavy rainfall and ”ooding in low-lying areas in that region Friday night. Roberts had worked for the Greene County Sheriffs Of“ce for about a year. He is survived by a wife and child. HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONNATIONAL NEWS


SPORTSSunday, September 9, 2018 | | @Sun_PrepsOsaka wins Womens US OpenNaomi Osaka, of Japan, wins the US Open after a technicality was called on Serena Williams, after Williams slammed her racket and argued with the o cials. See more on page 2INDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | Tennis 2 | Local sports 3 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 | NFL 7 | Golf 8 By MATT BAKERTAMPA BAY TIMESGAINESVILLE „ First-year Florida coach Dan Mullen knew his teams winning streak over Kentucky would eventually end. The streak spanned 31 years, six U.S. presidents, seven Gator coaches and 11,620 days. It survived changes in quarterbacks, schemes and philosophies. It covered the highs of national championships and the lows of Muschamp, McElwain and Zook. I imagine, one day, the streak will be broken,Ž Mullen said before the game. That day “ nally came Saturday at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium as Kentucky ended the nations longest active losing streak in an annual series with a 27-16 upset of No. 25 UF. This was not a ” uke or a stroke of luck after 125 periods of misfortune. This wasnt a weird matchup of contrasting styles; Mullen played the Wildcats (2-0) every year at Mississippi State and knew (or should have known) what to expect. The explanation was much simpler and, for the 1-1 Gators, hard to fathom. The Wildcats „ fresh off a too-close-for-comfort win over lowly Central Michigan „ were the better team. Kentucky was noticeably better on both lines in the SEC opener for both teams. At halftime, both teams had rushed 17 times. Florida gained 51 yards on those carries; Kentucky 161. The gap was obvious on third and 1 in the second quarter, when Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson sneaked up the middle and his line paved the way for 3 yards. The push didnt relent all night. It worked on the other side of the ball, too. Kentuckys defensive front hurried Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks on two of the “ rst eight times he dropped back to pass. The line struggles that were obscured last week against a bad Division I-AA team are holdovers from last years 4-7 ” op. Those problems take years, not weeks, to “ x, which doesnt bode well for some of UFs remaining games (No. 18 Mississippi State in three weeks, No. 11 LSU the week after that and No. 3 Georgia at the end of October). Kentucky was better at By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERPaul Hartt isnt someone who lets his guard down. When your competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the object isnt to let your opponent pass your guard.Initial exposureThe Charlotte Harbor resident wrestled in high school and college, but found there was a dearth of opportunities to grapple beyond school. It was a friend, a high school wrestling teammate, who introduced Paul Hartt to the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One day I went down (to the training facility) and started grappling with the guys and it was a perfect transition,Ž said Hartt. Wresting and Jiu-Jitsu kind of go hand-in-hand with each other. The base of wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu are different in many ways, but a lot of it transfers over. I got into JiuJitsu and never looked back.Ž However, its not always the larger opponent that wins. The sport was developed by Carlos and Helio Gracie, so smaller athletes would have an opportunity to defeat their opponents, said Hartt. You use technique over strength,Ž said Hartt. Hopefully, limit the bigger attacker, so they do less damage, and hopefully get them into a submission hold that would stop everything until help arrived. Thats what it was originally designed for.ŽThe key to successIts Hartts wrestling background that has played a large role in competitive tournaments. He employs a grand design endemic to his previous sport, and his experience as a wrestler has played a signi“ cant role in his success. My strategy is to score a takedown, as soon as I can, and that kind of sets the pace for the match,Ž said Hartt. If the guy gets scored on right away, hes already on defense. Im up 2-0. Thats my main strategy, just to get the game going in my favor. It puts me in the top position, where that guys playing guard.Ž Now a brown belt, the quality of competition has become more challenging, with the margin for error being minimal, with the main objective being to pass his opponents guard, overcoming their primary defense, said Hartt. When you go up in belts, everybody gets better and their technique gets stronger,Ž said Hartt. So, once I take a guy down, my goal is to pass his guard, get side By JOHN FINERANASSOCIATED PRESSSOUTH BEND, Ind. „ Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fell on his sword after his eighth-ranked Fighting Irish struggled offensively against Ball State in what many assumed would be a tuneup game. I obviously didnt do a good enough job getting them up to play at the level they need to play,Ž Kelly said. Ball State did a great job coming into this game and doing what it needed to do. Their preparation was great, their coaching was better.Ž On the scoreboard, it was a 24-16 victory for Notre Dame. But it wasnt easy, and it wasnt pretty. The Irish (2-0), coming off an emotional 24-17 victory over Michigan, looked lackluster against the Mid-American Conference foe whose campus in Muncie is a 2-hour drive away. The Cardinals (1-1) also played nothing like the 34-point underdogs they were labeled in the schools “ rst meeting in football. Junior strong safety Jalen Elliott picked off Ball State quarterback Riley Neal twice „ the “ rst interceptions by a Notre Dame safety in the last 14 games „ and the Irish turned them into a pair of rushing touchdowns of 31 and 1 yards by junior Tony Jones Jr. It gave the Irish a 21-6 lead in the third quarter, but Ball State wasnt done. Hats off to Ball State,Ž Fort Myers Invite cross country results at Veterans Park, Lehigh Acres. Boys results out of 36 teams 6. Port Charlotte 232 14. North Port 392 16. Venice 421 19. DeSoto 557 24. Charlotte 629 31. Imagine School of North Port 835 Individual leaders 7. John Perez, 17:42.05, Port Charlotte 12. Joe Bishop, 18:03.25, Port Charlotte 20. Joseph Smith, 18:13.41, North Port 21. Ben Sweiderk, 18.14.02, Venice 52. Nick Renaud, 19:14.78, Imagine School of North Port 60. Cal Sweiderk, 19:22.88, Venice 76. Alvaro Amaya, 19:42.45, North Port 84. Chandler Mault, 19:54.85, Port Charlotte 86. Tyson Possehl, 19:56.63, Venice 88. Zac Catron, 19:58.21, Port Charlotte 89. Caleb Melton, 19:58.34, North Port 95. Zachry Rathburn, 20:04.86, North Port 97. Noel Maldonado, 20:06.33, DeSoto 100. Jake Lille, 20:08.51, Charlotte 106. Brendan True, 20:17.38, Charlotte 109. James Stock, 20:19.25, Charlotte 111. Fernando Delgado, 20.23.94, DeSoto 113. Marcos Ramos, 20:30.10, DeSoto 124. Julian Villegas, 20:37.30, DeSoto 129. Bracken Yingling, 20:45.00, Port Charlotte Girls results out of 24 teams 3. Charlotte 135 12. Venice 314 14. Port Charlotte 368 20. North Port 467 22. Imagine School of North Port 578 Individual leaders 1. Isabella Coogan, 19:37.40, Port Charlotte 22. Mackenzie Flowers, 22:01.88, Charlotte 23. Alexa Roughton, 22.02.23, Charlotte 26. Victoria Simeone, 22:18.09, Charlotte 33. Savannah Streetman, 22.23.96, Charlotte 40. Hannah Luff, 22:50.87, Venice 41. Hannah Piacitelli, 22:53.76, Charlotte 45. Jennifer Lukowski, 22:59.60, Venice 48. Amy Padilla-Quinones, 23:08.51, Port Charlotte 50. Alexis Smith, 23:11.31, North Port 51. Julianna Courville, 23:15.22, Venice 56. Micah Barnes, 23:20.33, Charlotte 57. Faith Winkler, 23:20.50, Charlotte 63. Jocelyn Ramos, 23:48.33, Port Charlotte 72. Mackenzie Doyle, 24:13.19, North Port 79. Makayla Rassbach, 24:27.87, Imagine School of North Port 92. Delany McLean, 24:58.33, Venice 111. Donna Davidson, 25:31.42, Imagine School of North Port 115. Preetha Ramachandran, 25:39.13, Venice 119. Tatiana Wilburn, 25:40.89, North Port COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kentucky 27, Florida 16 PREP SPORTS: Cross-country AREA SPORTS: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Notre Dame 24, Ball St 16Charlotte resident wins world title SUBMITTED PHOTO Paul Hartt wins his second Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world title in 2018, capturing the Masters Division Brown Belt world title. He secured the Blue Belt title in 2014.TITLE | 3 Fort Myers Invite crosscountry resultsElliotts thefts help No. 8 Irish hold off Ball State 24-16 AP PHOTONotre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looks to pass against Ball State during the “ rst half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday.IRISH | 831 and done: Floridas win streak over Kentucky comes to an endFLORIDA | 8 adno=3610323-1 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018


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Must contain name, address and number. € Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1175. € To report an error: Call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at Like us and share our photos on Facebook: SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports By MARK DIDTLERASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) „ Ryan Yarbrough struggled but got his 14th win, most among major league rookies, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their 10th straight home game by beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 on Saturday night. After reliever Diego Castillo pitched a scoreless first, Yarbrough (14-5) entered and allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Twelve of the leftys wins have come in bullpen gamesŽ for Tampa Bay. The Rays will look to tie the franchise record for consecutive victories at home, set during the 2008 AL pennant-winning season, in Sundays series finale. Tampa Bay is eight games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card with 21 games left. Baltimores David Hess (3-10) made his scheduled start one day after getting hit in the left eye while playing catch with a football and allowed six runs „ two earned „ and seven hits over five-plus innings. The right-hander gave up four unearned runs in the first, including one that Mallex Smith scored from third base when the ball slipped out of Hess hand and rolled toward the first-base line for a wild pitch. Jonathan Villar drove in three runs and Renato Nunez hit a two-run homer for the Orioles (41-101), who dropped 60 games under .500. After drawing 11 walks and getting 10 hits in a 14-2 rout of the Orioles on Friday night, the Rays were helped by Baltimore miscues in picking up their 15th win in the last 18 games and going a season-high 13 games over .500 (77-64). Smith reached second in the first on a throwing error by Nunez at third base and scored on Hess wild pitch. Willy Adames also scored from third in the first when Jake Bauers got caught in a rundown on a stolen base attempt. Adames came home on a wild pitch in a tworun sixth. Villar had a two-run single in the seventh that drew the Orioles to 7-5.By HOWARD FENDRICHAP TENNIS WRITERNEW YORK „ The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open “nal unlike any other began when Serena Williams coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbsup, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Williams bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title already was in real trouble because she was being outplayed by “rst-time major “nalist Naomi Osaka. Chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching during a match, which isnt allowed. She brie”y disputed that ruling, saying cheating is the one thing Ive never done, ever.Ž A few games later, Williams received another warning, this time for smashing her racket, and that second violation cost her a point, drawing more arguing. Eventually, Willams called Ramos a thief,Ž drawing a third violation „ and costing her a game. I have never cheated in my life!Ž Williams told Ramos. You owe me an apology.Ž Soon, Osaka was “nishing off a 6-2, 6-4 victory that made her the “rst player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title. That is not, however, what will be remembered about this match. With jeers bouncing off the arenas closed roof, both players „ the champion, Osaka, and the runner-up, Williams „ wiped away tears during a trophy ceremony that was awkward for everyone involved. Williams whispered something to Osaka and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. I felt, at one point, bad, because Im crying and shes crying. You know, she just won. Im not sure if they were happy tears or they were just sad tears, because of the moment. I felt like, Wow, this isnt how I felt when I won my “rst Grand Slam. I was like, Wow, I de“nitely dont want her to feel like that,Ž said Williams, who missed last years U.S. Open because her daughter, Olympia, was born during the tournament. Maybe it was the mom in me that was like, Listen, weve got to pull ourselves together here.Ž This was the only the latest in a series of high-pro“le con”icts with match of“cials for Williams at Flushing Meadows. It all dates back to 2004, when an incorrect call during a quarter“nal loss to Jennifer Capriati was cited as the main reason for the introduction of replay technology in tennis. Then came Williams infamous tirade after a foot fault in the 2009 semi“nals against Kim Clijsters, and a to-do over a hindrance call in the 2011 “nal against Sam Stosur. Its always something,Ž Williams said. Osaka is just 20, 16 years younger than Williams „ and grew up idolizing the American, even asking her to pose for a sel“e together at a tournament just a handful of years ago. Their age difference was the second-widest gap between womens “nalists at a Slam in the professional era. I know that everyone was cheering for her,Ž Osaka told the crowd, and Im sorry it had to end like this.Ž What was most problematic for Williams on the scoreboard was that she was unable to keep up with a version of herself. Osaka, who happens to be coached by Williams former hitting partner, hit more aces, 6-3. Osaka hit the matchs fastest serve, 119 mph. She had fewer errors, 21-14. She saved “ve of six break points. And she covered the court better than Williams did. She made a lot of shots,Ž Williams said. She was so focused.Ž Indeed, that was what might have been most impressive. Osaka never let Williams back-and-forth with Ramos distract her, never wavered from playing terri“c tennis. The one time Osaka did get broken, to trail 3-1 in the second set, she broke back immediately, prompting Williams to smash her racket. That cost her a point, because of the earlier warning for coaching. Williams coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged afterward that he did try to signal Williams, but didnt think she had seen him „ and added that he thinks every player gets coaching during matches. I never had any warning in my career for coaching. Strange to do that in a Grand Slam “nal,Ž Mouratoglou said. Second, we all know that all the coaches coach at every match, all year long, from the “rst of January all the way to the 31st of December. We all know it.Ž When Ramos called both players over to explain the game penalty, which put Osaka ahead 5-3, Williams began laughing, saying: Are you kidding me?Ž Then she asked to speak to tournament referee Brian Earley, who walked onto the court along with a Grand Slam supervisor. Williams told them the whole episode is not fair,Ž and said: This has happened to me too many times.Ž To lose a game for saying that is not fair,Ž Williams said. Theres a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things and because they are men, that doesnt happen.Ž It was the second Grand Slam “nal defeat in a row for Williams, after Wimbledon in July. Shes appeared in only seven tournaments this season since returning to the tour after having a baby during last years U.S. Open. Williams asked what shell tell her daughter, Olympia, about what happened Saturday. Ill tell her, “rst of all, if she sees it, that, you know, I stood up for what I believed in. I stood up for what was right,Ž Williams replied. Sometimes, things in life dont happen the way we want them, but always stay gracious and stay humble. I think thats the lesson we can all learn from this.ŽBy TOM WITHERSAP SPORTS WRITERCLEVELAND „ The Cavaliers made another move in their post-LeBron James makeover, signing free-agent guard David Nwaba to a oneyear contract. The deal is for the veterans minimum of $1.5 million. The 25-year-old Nwaba played for Chicago last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games. The 6-foot-4 guard made 21 starts. A solid defender, hell give the Cavs backcourt depth and provide coach Tyronn Lue with more help as the team rebuilds following James departure this summer as a free agent. Nwaba will be reunited in Cleveland with former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, who came to the Cavs in a trade last season. Nwaba agreed to sign with the Cavs last month, but the sides needed time to complete the deal. Cavs sign free-agent guard David Nwaba NBA: Offseason Signings TENNIS: US Open MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 5Williams loses game for arguing during US Open loss to Osaka JULIO CORTEZSerena Williams takes a break during a changeover against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the womens “nal of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Saturday.Rays beat Orioles 10-5 for 10th straight home win AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays opening pitcher Diego Castillo delivers to the Baltimore Orioles during the “rst inning of the baseball game Saturday. Due to deadline, not all lottery results are available.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 3 MONDAYSWIMMING Port Charlotte … vs. Outdoor Academy, 10 a.m. TUESDAYGOLF Lemon Bay „ Girls Golf at PCGC, 8 a.m. North Port … Boys/ girls golf vs Port Charlotte, at PCCC, 3:30 p.m. Venice „ Girls Golf vs. North Port/Braden River at Calusa Lakes, 3:30 p.m. Venice „ Boys Golf vs. Cardinal Mooney/ Sarasota/Charlotte at Venice Golf and Country Club, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Lemon Bay „ vs Cape Coral at home 7 p.m. Port Charlotte … vs Charlotte SWIMMING Venice … at Barron Collier, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAYGOLF Lemon Bay „ Girls Golf at Deep Creek Golf Club Venice „ Boys Golf at Riverview at TBA, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Lemon Bay „ Volleyball home vs ODA Venice „ Volleyball vs. Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m. SWIMMING Port Charlotte, Charlotte, North Port at Port Charlotte, 5 p.m.By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe Charlotte Tarpons girls and boys swim teams both distinguished themselves Saturday with strong performances in the St. Petersburg Aquatics 2018 Total Team Relay Challenge. There were 19 total entries, with the girls team placing third and the boys team finishing fourth. The boys team captured the 200 yard breastroke relay (Carl Eisen, Joshua Eaton, Terrin Gallup and Dylan Hacker) and the Boys 400 yard freestyle relay (Dylan Hacker, Carl Eisen, Casey Keller and Joshua Eaton). The boys also placed second in the boys 200 yard butterfly relay (Carl Eisen, Joshua Eaton, James Rose and Dylan Hacker). The girls had four second place finishes, in the 200 yard freestyle relay (Karys Nelson, Roxana Manta, Aliyah Hackenberg and Melody Stelmaszek); the 400 yard 4x100 individual medley (Vanessa Deel, Molly Dillon, Madison Hoffius and Roxana Manta); 200 yard breastroke relay (Vanessa Deel, Aliyah Hackenberg, Karys Nelson and Melody Stelmaszek) and the girls 400 yard freestyle relay (Karys Nelson, Vanessa Deel, Roxana Manta and Melody Stelmaszek). The Tarpons will be back in action Saturday, hosting the Tarpon Invitational at the South County Rec Center in Punta Gorda on Sept. 15. By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe cross country course for the Fort Myers Invite may have been the toughest the Lady Tarpons have run on all season, but that didnt deter them from reaching their objective. The Lady Tarpons “ nished third Saturday in a “ eld of 24, over a challenging course at Veterans Park at Lehigh Acres. Our goal was to “ nish in the top “ ve,Ž said Chris Robishaw, Charlotte girls cross country coach. So, we ended up getting a trophy. The same tough competition as last week. The challenge was to do as well as we could especially among those district and regional teams that were going to see later in the post season. The Lady Tarpons participated in a couple of very intense speed workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for Saturdays invitational, said Robishaw. Thursday they went for a nice long run, and Friday they tapered it down to two miles,Ž said Robishaw. The course at Veterans Park was demanding, featuring a series of challenges, with the times from this week down from those posted at the DDD Sommer Invitational. They were all about a minute off last week,Ž said Robishaw. Its a slower course. Im very pleased. You like to have the gap between your one and “ ve runners to be as small as possible. We actually had a gap of a one to seven split of 1:17.Ž The Lady Tarpons depth has put them in good stead, with their number four and five runners, placing ahead of a number of other schools number three runners. Our number five runner, Hannah Piacitelli, was our first place runner last week for JV, and actually ran our fifth best time for the team that day,Ž said Robishaw. I moved her up today, and sure enough, she finished fifth for us in the race.Ž 22. Mackenzie Flowers, 22:01.88 23. Alexa Roughton, 22:02.23 26. Victoria Simeone, 22:18.09 33. Savannah Streetman, 22:23.96 41. Hannah Piacitelli, 22:53.76 56. Micah Barnes, 22:20.33 57. Faith Winkler, 23:20.50By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe Charlotte Tarpons faced a cross country course Saturday that featured its share of challenges at the Fort Myers Invite, but there were some similarities to those they had seen the previous week at the DDD Sommer Invitational. The tarpons finished 24th out of 36 teams. The only difference was that the hill was longer going up and the drop longer coming down,Ž said Chris George, Charlotte boys cross country coach. Its a two loop course thats similar to DDD, but this type of course has widening turns and theres not a lot of long straightaways where you can accelerate.Ž The course overall, was extremely challenging, with areas of the grass and dirt being yielding because of the recent heavy rains, said George. This course seems to run a little bit slower than your typical courses,Ž said George. Last week, they shortened the course at the DDD Sommer Invitational from a 5K to a three mile run, said George. For today, it was a true 5K, all of my kids were 30 seconds to a full minute slower than last week in comparison on average, and its our district championship course. When we come back on Oct. 26, it should be much cooler weather. There will be less kids running the race. Its hard to move around, when its really congested. Were hoping that when we come back in late October, well be much faster and in much better shape by then.Ž 100. Jake Lille, 20:08.51 106. Brendan True, 20:17.38 109. James Stock, 20:19.25 182. Charles Edwards, 21:40.87 188. Jensen Desguin, 21:46.64 196. Mason Cronin, 21:54.63 197. Noah Tatro, 21:55.29 208. Chrstian Ortiz, 22:14.17 244. Vincent Havel, 24:06.13 PREP SPORTS: Charlotte Swimming PREP SPORTS: Charlotte cross-country PREP SPORTS: Charlotte cross-countrycontrol, and thats when you get more points.ŽFirst world title and attempts at anotherHartt began training in 2013, as a white belt, and has continued to advance up the levels. He “ rst competed at the adult World Championship in 2014, traveling to California, competing at blue belt, where he won the world title in the heavyweight division. Hartts objective has always been to win every match. He was promoted to purple belt in 2015, but didnt enjoy the same success as he did previously. When he turned 30 in 2016, Hartt transitioned into the Masters Division, for competitors 30 years of age or older. An evolution process that has presented its own series of challenges. I went out to the Worlds in Las Vegas, everything was going great, my “ rst three matches, and I was going for my fourth, I made a bad move and the guy caught me in a submission. Having submitted, I didnt even make the podium that year.Ž The intrepid warrior was far from being deterred, Hartt was promoted to brown belt, and returned to Las Vegas in 2017, with his focus on another world title, but he would be stopped in the semi“ nals, having to settle for third.A second world championshipTheres no better teacher than experience. Hartt went in with the mindset in 2018, that he wouldnt be denied, his place would be on the podium as world champion. Ive been out there too many times, trained too many hours, driven too many miles, sacri“ ced too much, and I knew I just had to go out there and win,Ž said Hartt. I put in the work all this time, and I was going to win it, no matter what.Ž Hartt steamrolled through the early rounds, forcing the opposition to submit, reaching the semi“ nals, where he faced a tougher challenger, scoring a victory on points. However, the “ nals provided Hartt with a worthy adversary, a challenge that you would expect at the elite level. The guy was real good, he had a real good guard, and I never actually got a take down on him, the match was real close, it was 2-2, with a minute left,Ž said Hartt. I was thinking about all of the training, driving and sacri“ cing and all of that ” ashed through my mind. I had one minute left to go and this is all Ive got. I worked this hard and this is my one shot.Ž The hours of training and sacri“ ce paid off for the father of three as he was able to wear down the opposition. I gave it everything I had, and the guy ended up opening up his guard,Ž said Hartt. I just kept pushing and pushing. He was exhausted. I was “ ghting the whole match, and with 10 seconds left, he made one mistake and I capitalized on it.Ž The opponents error was the deciding variable, the one providing Hartt with his second world title. I jumped to his side control, and ended up getting a point and thats what gave me the victory,Ž said Hartt. You always have in mind the way things are going to go. A lot of times it doesnt work out, and this time it did. It felt so incredible. Its hard to explain. It was such an awesome feeling to put a plan together, and for everything to work out the way that it did.ŽSoundness of actionOne instructor and coach in particular has had a profound in” uence on the 220 pound Hartt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fort Myers Marcelo Pereira. Hes like 125 pounds, and that guy can put a whooping on me,Ž said Hartt. His coaching, his mindset, the competition strategy, he goes over everything with us. Hes based out of Fort Myers and has a school in Naples. Thats why I spend so much time on the road, to get to training.ŽPractice and preparationHartt trains “ ve or six nights a week, and when entering a major tournament, hell change his routine two months prior to the event, so he can achieve optimal results, adjusting his diet and training accordingly. I work full-time, I have a construction business,Ž said Hartt. And every night, after work, I come home, take a shower, get my things together, hop in the car, drive an hour to Fort Myers or Naples and I train down there. We go over technique for the “ rst hour, and then the second hour, we call it live sparring. Marcelos in there watching us spar. If we have a mistake or are tying something up, hes there to help us.ŽEnthusiastic advocatesHartts family, his girlfriend, daughters, sisters and father, compose a strong nucleus, a support system that has stood behind him, as he pursues his goals to be among the worlds best. Theyve seen that I have a love for grappling,Ž said Hartt, whose girlfriend also has a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Theyve always supported me 100 percent, whether I win or lose, but of course they want to see me win. Im really grateful to have my family and my coach on my side. It makes a difference.ŽTITLEFROM PAGE 1 SUBMITTED PHOTO Charlotte Harbors Paul Hartt won the Masters Division Brown Belt World Title. PREP SPORTS CALENDAR Tarpons enjoy strong meet in St. Petersburg SUBMITTED PHOTO The Tarpons swim team enjoyed a strong showing this weekend in St. Petersburg.Lady Tarpons have strong showing at Fort Myers InviteTarpons meet challenge of Fort Myers Invite


Page 4 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 97 46 .678 „ „ 6-4 L-2 48-20 49-26 New York 88 53 .624 8 „ 5-5 W-1 48-24 40-29 Tampa Bay 77 64 .546 19 8 7-3 W-2 43-24 34-40 Toronto 64 78 .451 32 21 4-6 L-1 36-37 28-41 Baltimore 41 101 .289 55 44 3-7 L-3 24-44 17-57 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 81 61 .570 „ „ 6-4 W-1 44-28 37-33 Minnesota 64 77 .454 16 21 3-7 L-1 40-30 24-47 Detroit 59 83 .415 22 26 6-4 W-4 36-34 23-49 Chicago 56 85 .397 24 29 4-6 L-3 28-45 28-40 Kansas City 47 94 .333 33 38 7-3 W-1 25-45 22-49 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 89 53 .627 „ „ 8-2 W-7 40-32 49-21 Oakland 86 57 .601 3 „ 6-4 W-3 45-29 41-28 Seattle 78 63 .553 10 7 4-6 L-1 40-30 38-33 Los Angeles 69 72 .489 19 16 6-4 W-2 34-34 35-38 Texas 61 81 .430 28 24 3-7 L-3 32-43 29-38 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 77 64 .546 „ „ 3-7 L-1 37-34 40-30 Philadelphia 74 67 .525 3 3 4-6 L-1 43-26 31-41 Washington 70 72 .493 7 8 4-6 W-1 36-36 34-36 New York 64 77 .454 13 13 6-4 W-1 29-41 35-36 Miami 56 86 .394 21 22 3-7 L-2 34-41 22-45 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 83 58 .589 „ „ 5-5 L-1 44-24 39-34 Milwaukee 81 62 .566 3 „ 8-2 W-2 44-27 37-35 St. Louis 78 64 .549 5 „ 4-6 L-2 37-31 41-33 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 7 7-3 W-5 40-34 31-37 Cincinnati 61 82 .427 23 17 4-6 W-2 34-38 27-44 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 77 63 .550 „ „ 6-4 L-1 37-31 40-32 Los Angeles 77 64 .546 7-3 W-1 39-36 38-28 Arizona 76 65 .539 1 1 4-6 W-1 37-33 39-32 San Francisco 68 75 .476 10 10 2-8 L-7 39-30 29-45 San Diego 56 88 .389 23 23 5-5 L-2 27-45 29-43 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPIRATES 5, MARLINS 1MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rojas ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .253 Castro 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .288 A nderson 3b 2 0 0 0 2 2 .270 Brinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .206 Dean lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .206 OBrien 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .111 Holaday c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .201 S ierra rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .160 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Galloway ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Chen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .139 a-Dietrich ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 Graves p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Ortega rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .265 T OTALS 33 1 5 0 3 13 PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .289 Marte cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .278 Luplow lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .204 Bell 1b 2 2 1 1 2 1 .256 Osuna 3b 4 2 2 0 0 1 .200 Kingham p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Reyes rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .222 Newman ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .128 S tallings c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .200 Nova p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .020 Neverauskas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Moran ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Kramer 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 T OTALS 31 5 9 4 3 9 MIAMI 000 000 010„1 5 2 PITTSBURGH 010 201 10X„5 9 1 a-”ied out for Chen in the 5th. b-grounded out for Neverauskas in the 7th. c-struck out f or Guerra in the 9th. E „ Brinson 2 (9), Nova (5). LOB „ Miami 8, Pittsburgh 6. 2B „ Castro (30), OBrien (1), Frazier (18), Marte (25), Luplow (1), Osuna (4). HR „ Bell (10), off G raves. RBIs „ Marte (64), Bell (57), Newman (1), Stallings (1). Runners left in scoring position „ Miami 4 (Rojas, Dean 2, Ortega); Pittsburgh 5 (Bell, Osuna 2, Nova 2). RISP „ Miami 0 for 7; Pittsburgh 2 for 10. Runners moved up „ Stallings. GIDP „ Stallings. DP „ Miami 1 (Chen, Castro, OBrien). MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chen, L, 6-10 4 5 3 3 2 6 86 4.72 Graves 2 2 1 1 0 1 32 5.08 Hernandez 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 5.34 Guerra 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.59 PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nova, W, 8-9 6 3 0 0 1 9 90 4.17 Neverauskas 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 9.50 Kingham 2 2 1 1 2 2 52 4.69 HBP „ Hernandez (Luplow). WP „ Chen, Nova, Kingham. Umpires „ Home, Jerry Layne; First, Roberto Ortiz; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Vic Carapazza. T „ 3:00. A „ 16,110 (38,362).REDS 7, PADRES 2 S AN DIEGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Galvis ss 3 0 0 0 0 3 .235 Myers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .251 Renfroe lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .259 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .252 Reyes rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .259 Hedges c 2 0 1 0 1 0 .242 S pangenberg 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .233 Perdomo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Margot cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .251 Erlin p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 a-Mejia ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 S tock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Pirela 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 T OTALS 24 2 5 2 3 10 CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. S chebler rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .274 Peraza ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 .289 V otto 1b 2 1 1 4 1 0 .283 S uarez 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 .292 Ervin lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Casali c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .304 Dixon 2b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .202 Harvey p 2 1 1 0 0 0 .083 b-Federowicz ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .206 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hamilton cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .236 T OTALS 24 7 8 7 2 3 S AN DIEGO 000 200 0„2 5 0 CINCINNATI 070 000 X„7 8 0 a-struck out for Erlin in the 4th. b-walked for Harvey in the 6th. LOB „ San Diego 6, Cincinnati 2. 3B „ Hedges (2). HR „ Hosmer (15), off Harvey; V otto (10), off Erlin. RBIs „ Hosmer 2 (61), Schebler (46), Votto 4 (61), Dixon (9), Hamilton (29). SF „ Hamilton. Runners left in scoring position „ San Diego 3 (Galvis 2, Margot). RISP „ San Diego 0 for 4; Cincinnati 5 for 5. GIDP „ Suarez. DP „ San Diego 1 (Myers, Spangenberg, Hosmer). S AN DIEGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Erlin, L, 3-6 3 8 7 7 0 0 52 4.42 S tock 2 0 0 0 1 2 18 2.38 Perdomo 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 7.75 CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey, W, 7-8 6 4 2 2 3 10 98 4.87 Hughes .1 1 0 0 0 0 7 1.94 Umpires „ Home, Chris Segal; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, D.J. Reyburn. T „ 1:44. A „ 20,977 (42,319). A STROS 5, RED SOX 3HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. S pringer rf 4 1 2 0 1 1 .262 A ltuve 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .316 Bregman 3b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .299 Gurriel 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .277 Correa ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 .242 W hite dh 3 1 1 1 2 1 .296 1-Gonzalez pr-pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Marisnick cf 4 0 0 1 0 0 .207 Maldonado c 3 1 2 1 1 1 .226 Kemp lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .283 Reddick lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 T OTALS 35 5 11 5 5 8 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 3 1 2 0 2 1 .341 Benintendi lf 5 0 2 1 0 0 .293 Martinez dh 5 0 0 0 0 0 .332 Bogaerts ss 4 1 3 2 0 1 .285 Moreland 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .247 Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .249 Devers 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .239 V azquez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .214 a-Swihart ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .229 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .229 T OTALS 36 3 10 3 3 8 HOUSTON 021 200 000„5 11 0 BOSTON 100 010 001„3 10 1 a-singled for Vazquez in the 9th. 1-ran for White in the 9th. E „ Devers (22). LOB „ Houston 11, Boston 9 2B „ Correa (18), Betts (40), Moreland (21). 3B „ White (3). HR „ Bregman (30), off Rodriguez; Maldonado (9), off Rodriguez; Bogaerts (21), off Morton. RBIs „ Bregman (97), Gurriel (70), White (32), Marisnick (24), Maldonado (43), Benintendi (79), Bogaerts 2 (92). SF „ Gurriel, Marisnick. Runners left in scoring position „ Houston 6 (Springer, Gurriel 2, Correa 2, Marisnick); Boston 5 (Benintendi 2, Moreland, Kinsler, Devers). RISP „ Houston 1 for 10; Boston 3 for 13. Runners moved up „ Martinez. GIDP „ Marisnick, Martinez. DP „ Houston 1 (Correa, Altuve, Gurriel); Boston 1 (Devers, Kinsler, Moreland). HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Morton, W, 14-3 5 7 2 2 2 3 94 3.15 James, H, 1 2.2 1 0 0 0 4 41 3.52 Pressly, H, 15 .1 0 0 0 0 1 5 2.80 Osuna, S, 15-16 1 2 1 1 1 0 15 2.59 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Rodriguez, L, 12-4 3.1 6 5 5 3 4 78 3.64 Workman 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 20 2.48 Poyner 2 1 0 0 0 3 28 1.76 Thornburg 2 2 0 0 1 1 22 4.63 Inherited runners-scored „ Pressly 1-0, Workman 1-1. HBP „ Poyner (Altuve). WP „ Osuna. Umpires „ Home, Dave Rackley; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, James Hoye. T „ 3:25. A „ 36,684 (37,731).ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 6TEXAS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Choo lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .273 Odor 2b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .265 Andrus ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .266 Mazara rf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .272 Beltre dh 4 2 2 3 0 0 .279 Profar 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .255 Gallo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .207 Chirinos c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 DeShields cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .206 a-Calhoun ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271 TOTALS 36 6 9 6 1 12 OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Laureano cf 4 1 0 0 1 3 .294 Chapman 3b 5 1 2 1 0 1 .282 Lowrie 2b 3 1 1 2 2 0 .274 Davis dh 2 1 1 2 2 1 .248 Piscotty rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 Semien ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .261 Canha 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Olson 1b 1 1 1 1 0 0 .239 Pinder lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .255 Lucroy c 4 2 2 0 0 0 .244 TOTALS 33 8 9 8 6 7 TEXAS 012 100 020„6 9 1 OAKLAND 200 021 12X„8 9 0 a-struck out for DeShields in the 9th. E „ Andrus (9). LOB „ Texas 4, Oakland 7. 2B „ Odor (23), Mazara (22), Chapman 2 (37), Lowrie (36), Piscotty (38). HR „ Beltre (11), off Jackson; Profar (16), off Jackson; Beltre (12), off Rodney; Davis (41), off Mendez; Pinder (11), off Perez; Olson (25), off Martin. RBIs „ Mazara 2 (73), Beltre 3 (54), Profar (70), Chapman (59), Lowrie 2 (89), Davis 2 (108), Piscotty (73), Pinder (25), Olson (69). Runners left in scoring position „ Texas 3 (Beltre 3); Oakland 5 (Lowrie, Piscotty, Semien 2, Canha). RISP „ Texas 1 for 7; Oakland 2 for 7. Runners moved up „ Chapman. TEXAS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mendez 4 1 2 2 3 3 87 5.27 Perez 2 4 3 3 1 2 29 6.84 Claudio .1 0 1 1 2 0 17 4.98 Butler .2 1 0 0 0 1 11 6.26 Martin, L, 1-4 1 3 2 2 0 1 24 4.82 OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Jackson 3 5 4 4 1 5 68 3.26 Kelley 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 2.57 Gearrin 1 2 0 0 0 0 17 3.64 Hendriks 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 6.32 Trivino, H, 21 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.09 Rodney, BS, 7-3 2.2 2 2 2 0 0 14 3.26 Buchter, W, 4-0 .1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.09 Treinen, S, 37-41 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 0.88 Jackson pitched to 1 batter in the 4th. Inherited runners-scored „ Butler 2-1. WP „ Jackson. Umpires „ Home, Gabe Morales; First, Ramon De Jesus; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Ed Hickox. T „ 3:25. A „ 20,504 (46,765).INDIANS 9, BLUE JAYS 8CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 6 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Brantley lf 4 1 2 2 2 0 .304 Ramirez 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .285 Encarnacion dh 4 1 0 0 1 2 .235 Alonso 1b 4 1 1 0 1 2 .241 Cabrera rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .281 1-Barnes pr-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 .229 R.Perez c 4 2 2 4 1 2 .157 G.Allen cf 4 1 1 1 1 1 .239 TOTALS 38 9 11 8 9 8 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McKinney lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .354 a-Travis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Davis lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Smith Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Gurriel Jr. ss 5 1 2 0 1 1 .291 Morales dh 5 0 1 2 0 1 .257 Grichuk rf 5 2 3 2 0 1 .248 Tellez 1b 4 1 2 1 1 1 .571 Pillar cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .249 Jansen c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .269 b-Smoak ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Maile c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Urena 2b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .250 Diaz 3b 5 0 4 2 0 0 .260 TOTALS 45 8 18 8 2 7 CLEVELAND 001 071 000„9 11 0 TORONTO 021 022 100„8 18 1 a-grounded out for McKinney in the 7th. b-struck out for Jansen in the 8th. c-”ied out for Davis in the 9th. 1-ran for Cabrera in the 6th. E „ Diaz (8). LOB „ Cleveland 11, Toronto 12. 2B „ R.Perez (7), G.Allen (8), Gurriel Jr. (7), Pillar 2 (37), Jansen (6), Urena (4), Diaz 3 (22). HR „ R.Perez (2), off Reid-Foley; Brantley (15), off Reid-Foley; Grichuk (20), off Plutko; Grichuk (21), off Plutko; Tellez (1), off Plutko. RBIs „ Brantley 2 (72), Kipnis (64), R.Perez 4 (12), G.Allen (18), Morales 2 (57), Grichuk 2 (51), Tellez (4), Urena (5), Diaz 2 (48). Runners left in scoring position „ Cleveland 6 (Ramirez 2, Kipnis 2, R.Perez, G.Allen); Toronto 7 (McKinney, Gurriel Jr., Morales, Tellez, Pillar 2, Jansen). RISP „ Cleveland 1 for 10; Toronto 4 for 16. Runners moved up „ Urena. CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Plutko 4.2 9 5 5 0 4 95 5.35 Otero 1 5 2 2 0 0 29 5.64 Olson 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6.23 Ramirez, H, 12 .2 2 1 1 0 0 12 4.75 O.Perez, H, 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 1.00 Tomlin, W, 1-5 .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 6.63 C.Allen, S, 26-31 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 4.23 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Reid-Foley, L, 1-3 4.2 5 6 6 5 3 106 6.86 Shafer .1 1 2 2 2 0 16 2.84 Leiter Jr. 1 1 1 0 2 0 26 5.95 Mayza 1 2 0 0 0 1 18 3.86 Clippard 1 2 0 0 0 3 19 3.73 Guerrieri 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.80 Olson pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored „ Olson 2-0, Ramirez 3-0, O.Perez 1-0, Tomlin 1-0, Shafer 2-2. WP „ Leiter Jr.. Umpires „ Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Chad Whitson; Third, Alan Porter. T „ 3:38. A „ 35,353 (53,506).NATIONALS 10, CUBS 3CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .302 d-Bote ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .252 La Stella 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .269 Rizzo 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 b-Caratini ph-1b 2 2 2 0 0 0 .252 Zobrist rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .313 Gore lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .291 Contreras c 3 0 1 1 0 0 .259 Davis c 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 Russell ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .257 Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Kintzler p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Schwarber ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Norwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Baez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 Chatwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 e-Bryant ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 Happ lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .238 TOTALS 34 3 9 3 0 11 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 3 2 0 2 2 0 .270 Rendon 3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .296 Taylor cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Harper rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .249 Difo 2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242 Reynolds 1b 3 1 0 1 2 0 .263 Soto lf 5 0 1 2 0 1 .298 Robles cf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Wieters c 3 2 1 1 1 0 .228 Sanchez 2b-3b 3 2 1 0 1 1 .192 Scherzer p 4 1 1 1 0 1 .270 TOTALS 31 10 6 8 9 4 CHICAGO 000 000 102„3 9 3 WASHINGTON 300 005 20X„10 6 0 a-struck out for De La Rosa in the 6th. bsingled for Rizzo in the 7th. c-popped out for Norwood in the 7th. d-struck out for Murphy in the 8th. e-struck out for Chatwood in the 9th. E „ Murphy (6), La Stella (4), Contreras (12). LOB „ Chicago 6, Washington 7. 2B „ La Stella (7). RBIs „ Contreras (50), Russell (38), Davis (2), Turner 2 (61), Rendon (69), Reynolds (39), Soto 2 (56), Wieters (23), Scherzer (6). SB „ Turner 2 (37), Harper (12). SF „ Davis. Runners left in scoring position „ Chicago 3 (Zobrist, Happ, Baez); Washington 2 (Reynolds, Sanchez). RISP „ Chicago 3 for 11; Washington 4 for 12. Runners moved up „ Rizzo, Rendon. GIDP „ La Stella, Reynolds, Soto. DP „ Chicago 2 (Russell, Murphy, Rizzo), (Russell, Bote, Caratini); Washington 1 (Turner, Reynolds). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Garcia, L, 3-7 .1 1 3 3 3 1 23 6.27 Kintzler 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 27 4.50 De La Rosa 3 1 0 0 1 0 40 3.83 Rosario .1 1 4 2 2 0 14 3.35 Norwood .2 1 1 0 0 1 17 5.87 Chatwood 2 1 2 2 2 0 37 5.30 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer, W, 17-6 9 9 3 3 0 11 111 2.31 Inherited runners-scored „ Kintzler 2-1, Norwood 3-3. HBP „ Scherzer (Happ), Chatwood (Robles). WP „ Norwood, Chatwood. Umpires „ Home, Mike Winters; First, Carlos Torres; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T „ 2:45.RAYS 10, ORIOLES 5BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .270 Rickard rf 5 1 3 0 0 1 .249 Villar 2b 2 0 2 3 2 0 .269 Mancini dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .178 Beckham ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .225 Sisco c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .185 Nunez 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .235 Andreoli lf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .205 d-Joseph ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 TOTALS 34 5 11 5 3 10 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .302 Wendle 3b-2b 3 0 0 2 0 0 .294 Pham lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .257 Choi dh 2 0 1 1 0 1 .275 b-Cron ph-dh 2 1 1 0 0 1 .255 Kiermaier cf 5 2 2 0 0 0 .220 Adames ss 4 2 2 0 0 2 .262 Bauers 1b 2 1 1 1 1 0 .194 Lowe 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 .261 a-Duffy ph-3b 2 1 2 2 0 0 .297 Ciuffo c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .308 c-Gomez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .219 Sucre c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 TOTALS 35 10 14 7 1 7 BALTIMORE 001 200 200„5 11 1 TAMPA BAY 410 002 30X„10 14 1 a-singled for Lowe in the 6th. b-singled for Choi in the 7th. c-struck out for Ciuffo in the 7th. d-struck out for Andreoli in the 9th. E „ Nunez (10), Duffy (13). LOB „ Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 7. 2B „ Rickard (7), Choi (13), Adames (6), Lowe (4). 3B „ Pham (3). HR „ Nunez (5), off Yarbrough. RBIs „ Villar 3 (41), Nunez 2 (14), Smith (36), Wendle 2 (51), Choi (24), Bauers (37), Duffy 2 (42). SB „ Rickard (4), Villar 2 (26), Smith (30), Wendle (13). CS „ Villar (4), Bauers (5). SF „ Wendle, Choi. S „ Wendle, Bauers. Runners left in scoring position „ Baltimore 2 (Mancini, Davis); Tampa Bay 5 (Wendle, Pham, Choi 2, Kiermaier). RISP „ Baltimore 2 for 5; Tampa Bay 4 for 13. Runners moved up „ Wendle. GIDP „ Rickard, Mancini. DP „ Tampa Bay 2 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Duffy, Wendle, Bauers). BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hess, L, 3-10 5 7 6 2 0 3 86 5.17 Scott 1 3 1 1 0 1 19 5.80 Fry .1 3 3 3 1 1 27 4.00 Wright Jr. .2 1 0 0 0 1 8 5.66 Givens 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 4.57 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Castillo 1 1 0 0 1 1 19 3.40 Yarbrough, W, 14-5 3.2 6 3 3 2 3 58 3.78 Stanek .1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.65 Kolarek, H, 6 1.2 1 1 1 0 2 28 3.67 Roe 0 2 1 1 0 0 9 3.98 Alvarado, H, 29 .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2.17 Schultz 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 3.86 Kittredge 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 7.18 Hess pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Roe pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored „ Scott 1-1, Wright Jr. 2-1, Stanek 1-0, Roe 1-1, Alvarado 2-0. HBP „ Hess (Ciuffo), Roe (Mancini). WP „ Hess, Scott. Umpires „ Home, Chris Conroy; First, Nic Lentz; Second, CB Bucknor; Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T „ 3:00. A „ 10,275 (42,735).TIGERS 4, CARDINALS 3ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .272 Martinez dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .303 ONeill rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .245 Ozuna lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .278 Garcia lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 DeJong ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .228 Munoz 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0 .281 Bader cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .274 Wisdom 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Pena c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 a-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Kelly c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 TOTALS 31 3 4 3 1 14 DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 3 1 1 1 2 1 .230 Adduci 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .298 Castellanos rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .293 Martinez dh 2 0 0 1 1 0 .249 Goodrum ss 2 0 0 0 2 1 .236 Mahtook lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .213 Greiner c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .240 Lugo 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Reyes cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 .241 TOTALS 29 4 6 2 8 7 ST. LOUIS 000 000 012„3 4 2 DETROIT 200 100 001„4 6 0 One out when winning run scored. a-lined out for Pena in the 8th. E „ Carpenter (14), Wisdom (2). LOB „ St. Louis 2, Detroit 10. 2B „ Munoz (15). HR „ DeJong (17), off Boyd; Ozuna (21), off Greene. RBIs „ Ozuna 2 (75), DeJong (52), Candelario (51), Martinez (52). SF „ Martinez. S „ Adduci. Runners left in scoring position „ St. Louis 1 (Bader); Detroit 3 (Adduci 2, Mahtook). RISP „ St. Louis 0 for 1; Detroit 0 for 5. GIDP „ Lugo, Reyes. DP „ St. Louis 2 (Carpenter, DeJong, Poncedeleon), (Wisdom, Munoz, Carpenter); Detroit 1 (Goodrum, Lugo). ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Flaherty 5 4 3 3 4 6 92 2.92 Poncedeleon 2 1 0 0 1 1 27 2.67 Cecil .1 1 0 0 1 0 14 6.59 Brebbia .2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.64 Norris, L, 3-5 .1 0 1 0 2 0 15 3.58 DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Boyd 7 2 1 1 1 11 98 4.11 Wilson, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 3.58 Stumpf, H, 11 .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5.29 Greene, W, 4-6, BS, 6-34 1 2 2 2 0 2 23 4.87 Boyd pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored „ Brebbia 2-0, Wilson 1-0, Stumpf 1-0. WP „ Flaherty 2, Norris. Umpires „ Home, Ryan Additon; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Tony Randazzo. T „ 2:56. A „ 30,268 (41,297).ROYALS 4, TWINS 1KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Merri“eld 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .304 Mondesi ss 5 2 2 1 0 1 .270 Gordon lf 5 0 1 1 0 2 .239 Dozier 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .236 OHearn 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Perez c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 Bonifacio rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .244 Goodwin cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .245 Herrera dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .224 TOTALS 35 4 8 4 3 9 MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mauer 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Polanco ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Rosario dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .292 Forsythe 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Cave cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Garver c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Kepler rf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .226 Grossman lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Adrianza 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .249 TOTALS 27 1 1 1 1 4 KANSAS CITY 000 001 300„4 8 0 MINNESOTA 000 000 001„1 1 0 LOB „ Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1. 2B „ Mondesi (10), Bonifacio (13). RBIs „ Merri“eld (52), Mondesi (21), Gordon (40), Dozier (27), Adrianza (31). SB „ Merri“eld (31), Mondesi 2 (20). SF „ Adrianza. Runners left in scoring position „ Kansas City 5 (Gordon 2, Perez, Herrera 2). RISP „ Kansas City 3 for 11; Runners moved up „ Herrera. KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez, W, 2-4 8 1 1 1 1 4 110 3.72 Peralta, S, 9-9 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.96 MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Berrios, L, 11-11 6 3 1 1 2 5 95 3.83 Duffey .2 3 3 3 0 1 20 9.00 Vasquez .2 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Curtiss .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 15.43 Reed 1 1 0 0 1 1 22 4.70 Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored „ Peralta 2-1, Vasquez 1-1. HBP „ Berrios (OHearn). PB „ Garver (9). Umpires „ Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, John Libka; Second, Chad Fairchild; Third, Kerwin Danley. T „ 2:42. A „ 25,814 (38,649).BREWERS 4, GIANTS 3SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. dArnaud 1b 3 1 0 0 0 2 .235 e-Jones ph-1b 1 1 1 2 0 0 .429 Tomlinson 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .217 f-Panik ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 Slater rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .280 Blach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .034 g-Crawford ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .257 Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Longoria 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244 Pence lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .216 Garcia c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .455 h-Belt ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Avelino ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 c-Hanson ph-ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Hernandez cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .240 i-C.Shaw ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .059 Stratton p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 a-Blanco ph-rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .237 TOTALS 33 3 6 3 3 13 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .306 Yelich lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .316 T.Shaw 2b-1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .242 Aguilar 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .276 Perez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 Granderson rf 1 1 0 0 1 1 .247 b-Broxton ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Moustakas 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .252 Pina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Arcia ss 1 0 0 1 1 0 .217 Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .065 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cedeno p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 28 4 5 4 3 9 SAN FRANCISCO 000 001 020„3 6 0 MILWAUKEE 100 210 00X„4 5 1 a-reached on error for Stratton in the 6th. b-struck out for Granderson in the 6th. cstruck out for Avelino in the 7th. d-grounded out for Knebel in the 7th. e-homered for dArnaud in the 8th. f-grounded out for Tomlinson in the 8th. g-walked for Blach in the 8th. h-struck out for Garcia in the 9th. i-walked for Hernandez in the 9th. E „ Aguilar (4). LOB „ San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4. 2B „ Pence (8), Aguilar (23), Moustakas (30). HR „ Jones (2), off Soria; T.Shaw (28), off Stratton; Yelich (28), off Stratton. RBIs „ Slater (17), Jones 2 (3), Yelich (86), T.Shaw (77), Moustakas (85), Arcia (23). SB „ Yelich (17). CS „ Tomlinson (2). SF „ Arcia. Runners left in scoring position „ San Francisco 3 (Pence 2, Hernandez); Milwaukee 3 (Granderson, Gonzalez, Broxton). RISP „ San Francisco 1 for 5; Milwaukee 1 for 5. Runners moved up „ Tomlinson. SAN FRANCISCO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stratton, L, 9-9 5 4 4 4 3 6 85 4.99 Blach 2 0 0 0 0 1 25 4.25 Smith 1 1 0 0 0 2 13 1.72 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez, W, 8-11 5.2 3 1 0 1 7 89 4.40 Knebel, H, 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 17 4.64 Soria, H, 10 .2 2 2 2 0 1 16 3.33 Cedeno 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2.60 Jeffress, S, 10-15 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 32 1.43 Cedeno pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored „ Knebel 1-0, Jeffress 1-0. WP „ Jeffress. Umpires „ Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Adam Hamari. T „ 2:53. A „ 40,686 (41,900).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSEPT. 9 1914: George Davis of the Boston Braves pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader. Davis no-hitter was the “rst thrown at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. 1922: Baby Doll Jacobson hit three triples to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. 1936: The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees “nished 19 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in team history. 1945: Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader. 1948: Rex Barney of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 2-0 no-hit victory against the New York Giants on a rainy day at the Polo Grounds. He walked two and struck out four. 1965: Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tossed his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed one hit: a double by Lou Johnson. 1987: Nolan Ryan struck out 16 to pass 4,500 for his career as the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. 1988: Atlantas Bruce Sutter joined Rollie Fingers and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to save 300 games as the Braves beat the San Diego Padres, 5-4 in 11 innings. 1992: Robin Yount became the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Yount singled to right center off Clevelands Jose Mesa in the seventh inning. 1998: The New York Yankees of“cially clinched the AL East title, the earliest in AL history, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-5. The Yankees improved to 102-41: 20 games ahead of secondplace Boston. 2001: Barry Bonds hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season. The third homer was a three-run shot in the 11th inning lifting San Francisco over the Colorado Rockies 9-4. 2003: Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels hit grand slams as Philadelphia routed Atlanta 18-5. 2004: Joe Randa had six hits and tied a major league record with six runs, and Alex Berroa hit a threerun homer and drove in a career-high “ve runs in Kansas Citys 26-5 victory over Detroit in the “rst game of a doubleheader. Randa became the “rst AL player to have six hits and six runs in the same nineinning game.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPirates 5, Marlins 1: Josh Bell homered for the second game in a row. Reds 7, Padres 2, 6 innings, rain: Joey Votto ended his two-month homer drought with Cincinnatis 11th grand slam „ one shy of the NL record. Astros 5, Red Sox 3: Alex Bregman hit his 30th home run. Indians 9, Blue Jays 8: Roberto Perez homered and drove in four. Nationals 10, Cubs 3, “rst game: Max Scherzer pitched a complete game. Athletics 8, Rangers 6: Khris Davis hit his major league-leading 41st home run. Rays 10, Orioles 5: Ryan Yarbrough struggled but got his 14th win, most among major league rookies, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their 10th straight home game by beating the Baltimore Orioles. Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Victor Reyes scored on a game-ending wild pitch with one out in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Brewers 4, Giants 3: Gio Gonzalez received a standing ovation following an impressive “rst start with Milwaukee, and the Brewers beat the slumping San Francisco Giants. Royals 4, Twins 1: Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals win over the Minnesota Twins. LATE L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets Atlanta at Arizona L.A. Dodgers at Colorado Chicago Cubs at Washington, 2nd gameTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Philadelphia Velasquez (R) 9-10 4.10 11-15 1-1 14.0 3.86 New York deGrom (R) 1:10p 8-8 1.68 12-16 0-1 20.0 1.35 San Diego Nix (R) 2-3 4.85 2-3 1-2 19.1 4.19 Cincinnati Mahle (R) 1:10p 7-9 4.95 11-11 0-2 8.1 16.20 Miami Brigham (R) 0-1 9.00 0-1 0-1 3.0 9.00 Pittsburgh Williams (R) 1:35p 12-9 3.15 14-13 2-0 18.2 0.48 Chicago Montgomery (L) 4-5 3.85 7-8 1-1 14.1 3.77 Washington Fedde (R) 1:35p 1-3 6.00 2-5 1-0 11.0 7.36 San Francisco Bumgarner (L) 5-5 3.07 8-9 1-0 20.0 3.15 Milwaukee Davies (R) 2:10p 2-5 4.88 3-6 0-2 14.0 6.43 Los Angeles Hill (L) 7-5 3.73 10-10 2-1 17.0 3.71 Colorado Anderson (L) 3:10p 6-7 4.80 11-17 0-2 12.1 9.49 Atlanta Toussaint (R) 1-1 3.37 1-1 1-1 10.2 3.38 Arizona Ray (L) 4:10p 5-2 4.25 9-10 2-0 16.2 1.08AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Cleveland Clevinger (R) 11-7 3.11 13-15 2-0 18.2 1.93 Toronto Pannone (L) 1:07p 1-1 4.59 1-1 1-1 10.1 6.10 Baltimore Rogers (L) 1-1 4.35 1-1 1-1 10.1 4.35 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 1:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Kansas City Kennedy (R) 1-8 5.13 4-14 0-1 15.0 4.20 Minnesota Littell (R) 2:10p 0-2 11.05 0-1 0-1 3.0 18.00 Los Angeles Heaney (L) 8-9 4.16 13-13 1-2 18.0 4.50 Chicago Lopez (R) 2:10p 5-9 4.37 11-17 1-0 19.2 1.83 Texas Springs (L) 0-0 2.29 0-1 0-0 2.0 0.00 Oakland Cahill (R) 4:05p 6-3 3.60 11-7 1-1 13.1 6.75 New York Sabathia (L) 7-6 3.54 14-11 0-2 15.1 5.28 Seattle Ramirez (R) 4:10p 2-3 5.56 4-3 2-1 14.1 5.65 Houston Keuchel (L) 11-10 3.46 17-12 2-0 19.0 2.37 Boston Porcello (R) 8:05p 16-7 4.20 19-10 1-1 15.0 4.80INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Gant (R) 6-5 3.19 6-9 1-0 17.0 0.53 Detroit Fulmer (R) 1:10p 3-10 4.57 5-17 0-1 14.0 5.14 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. FRIDAYS GAMES American League Toronto 3, Cleveland 2, 11 inn. Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 2 Houston 6, Boston 3 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 6 L.A. Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 8, Texas 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 0 National League Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd. Cincinnati 12, San Diego 6 Pittsburgh 5, Miami 3 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Interleague Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 MONDAYS GAMES American League Houston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chi. White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. National League L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 97 46 .678 „ New York 88 53 .624 8 Tampa Bay 77 64 .546 19 Toronto 64 78 .451 32 Baltimore 41 101 .289 55 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 81 61 .570 „ Minnesota 64 77 .454 16 Detroit 59 83 .415 22 Chicago 56 85 .397 24 Kansas City 47 94 .333 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 89 53 .627 „ Oakland 86 57 .601 3 Seattle 78 63 .553 10 Los Angeles 69 72 .489 19 Texas 61 81 .430 28Fridays GamesDetroit 5, St. Louis 3 Toronto 3, Cleveland 2, 11 innings Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 2 Houston 6, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 6 Oakland 8, Texas 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 0Saturdays GamesHouston 5, Boston 3 Oakland 8, Texas 6 Cleveland 9, Toronto 8 Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 5 Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, late N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, lateTodays GamesCleveland (Clevinger 11-7) at Toronto (Pannone 1-1), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (Cobb 5-15) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Gant 6-5) at Detroit (Fulmer 3-10), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (Kennedy 1-8) at Minnesota (Littell 0-2), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 8-9) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 5-9), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Jurado 2-4) at Oakland (Cahill 6-3), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-6) at Seattle (Ramirez 2-3), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 11-10) at Boston (Porcello 16-7), 8:05 p.m.Mondays GamesHouston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 77 64 .546 „ Philadelphia 74 66 .529 2 Washington 70 72 .493 7 New York 63 77 .450 13 Miami 56 86 .394 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 83 58 .589 „ Milwaukee 81 62 .566 3 St. Louis 78 64 .549 5 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 Cincinnati 61 82 .427 23 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 77 63 .550 „ Los Angeles 77 64 .546 Arizona 76 65 .539 1 San Francisco 68 75 .476 10 San Diego 56 88 .389 23Fridays GamesDetroit 5, St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 2 Pittsburgh 5, Miami 3 Cincinnati 12, San Diego 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd.Saturdays GamesPittsburgh 5, Miami 1 Cincinnati 7, San Diego 2, 7 innings Washington 10, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game Chicago Cubs at Washington, 2nd game, late Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 3 Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia (Velasquez 9-10) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-8), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Nix 2-3) at Cincinnati (Reed 0-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Gant 6-5) at Detroit (Fulmer 3-10), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-5) at Washington (Fedde 1-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Brigham 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Williams 12-9), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-5) at Milwaukee (Davies 2-5), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Wood 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-7), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Toussaint 1-1) at Arizona (Ray 5-2), 4:10 p.m.Mondays GamesL.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 18 12 Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 12 18 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Sept. 6Philadelphia 18, Atlanta 12Todays GamesBuffalo 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s GamesNew York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.WEEK 2 Thursdays GameBaltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 17Seattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.NFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation):TodayBUFFALO at BALTIMORE „ BILLS: OUT: WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Julian Stanford (nose). RAVENS: OUT: DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee). CINCINNATI at INDIANAPOLIS „ BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cody Core (back). COLTS: OUT: T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist). QUESTIONABLE: T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring). DALLAS at CAROLINA „ COWBOYS: OUT: C Travis Frederick (illness), DE Datone Jones (knee), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chidobe Awuzie (back), S Kavon Frazier (shoulder). PANTHERS: OUT: WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness). QUESTIONABLE: TE Chris Manhertz (foot), G Amini Silatolu (knee), T Daryl Williams (knee). HOUSTON at NEW ENGLAND „ TEXANS: OUT: CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). QUESTIONABLE: WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring). PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Nate Ebner (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JACKSONVILLE at N.Y. GIANTS „ JAGUARS: No Players Listed. GIANTS: OUT: LB Tae Davis (hamstring), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). KANSAS CITY at L.A. CHARGERS „ CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). CHARGERS: OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot). PITTSBURGH at CLEVELAND „ STEELERS: OUT: TE Vance McDonald (foot). BROWNS: OUT: CB E.J. Gaines (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB James Burgess (concussion). SAN FRANCISCO at MINNESOTA „ 49ERS: OUT: T Erik Magnuson (hamstring), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring). VIKINGS: OUT: T Aviante Collins (elbow), C Pat El”ein (ankle, shoulder), RB Roc Thomas (ankle). DOUBTFUL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Xavier Rhodes (hamstring). SEATTLE at DENVER „ SEAHAWKS: OUT: G D.J. Fluker (hamstring), LB K.J. Wright (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Dontae Johnson (hip). BRONCOS: No Players Listed. TAMPA BAY at NEW ORLEANS „ BUCCANEERS: OUT: DT Vita Vea (calf). DOUBTFUL: CB Brent Grimes (groin), CB DeVante Harris (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: T Donovan Smith (knee). SAINTS: QUESTIONABLE: G Jermon Bushrod (not injury related), T Andrus Peat (quadricep). TENNESSEE at MIAMI „ TITANS: OUT: T Jack Conklin (knee), LB Rashaan Evans (hamstring), LB Harold Landry (ankle), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). DOLPHINS: DOUBTFUL: WR DeVante Parker (“nger). WASHINGTON at ARIZONA „ REDSKINS: OUT: WR Maurice Harris (concussion). CARDINALS: OUT: DE Markus Golden (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles), RB T.J. Logan (ankle), DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot), DT Olsen Pierre (toe). CHICAGO at GREEN BAY „ BEARS: OUT: S DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm, back). DOUBTFUL: TE Daniel Brown (shoulder). PACKERS: OUT: S Josh Jones (ankle).MondayN.Y. JETS at DETROIT „ JETS: DNP: LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot). LIMITED: y LB Jeremiah Attaochu (calf), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), LB Avery Williamson (hamstring). FULL: T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (hand), G Brian Winters (back). LIONS: DNP: DT Ricky Jean Francois (illness). LIMITED: T Andrew Donnal (knee). L.A. RAMS at OAKLAND „ RAMS: Practice Not Complete. RAIDERS: DNP: Friday RB DeAndre Washington (knee). LIMITED: RB Marshawn Lynch (groin), G Kelechi Osemele (back), DT Brian Price (hamstring). FULL: CB Nick Nelson (hamstring), LB Tahir Whitehead (ankle).COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with “rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 3, total points based on 25 points for a “rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last weeks ranking (LW): RECORD PTS LW 1. Alabama (48) 1-0 1511 1 2. Clemson (12) 1-0 1467 2 3. Georgia 1-0 1350 3 4. Ohio State 1-0 1262 5 5. Wisconsin (1) 1-0 1258 4 6. Oklahoma 1-0 1251 7 7. Auburn 1-0 1236 9 8. Notre Dame 1-0 1080 12 9. Washington 0-1 870 6 10. Stanford 1-0 865 13 11. Louisiana State 1-0 801 25 12. Virginia Tech 1-0 777 20 13. Penn State 1-0 768 10 14. West Virginia 1-0 762 17 15. Michigan State 1-0 684 11 16. Texas Christian 1-0 632 16 17. Southern California 1-0 628 15 18. Mississippi State 1-0 538 18 19. Central Florida 1-0 407 21 20. Boise State 1-0 391 22 21. Michigan 0-1 318 14 22. Miami 0-1 241 8 23. Oregon 1-0 217 24 24. South Carolina 1-0 125 „ 25. Florida 1-0 89 „ Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma St. 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida St. 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington St. 6, Iowa St. 4, Kansas St. 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno St. 1, Arkansas St. 1. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 3 FridayNo. 16 Texas Christian 42, SMU 12SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7 No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M, late No. 3 Georgia 41, No. 24 South Carolina 17 No. 4 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 3 No. 5 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 No. 6 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 No. 7 Auburn vs. Alabama State, late No. 8 Notre Dame 24, Ball State 16 No. 9 Washington 45, North Dakota 3 No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 17 Southern California, late No. 11 Louisiana State 31, SE Louisiana 0 No. 12 Virginia Tech 62, William & Mary 17 No. 13 Penn State at Pittsburgh, late No. 14 West Virginia 52, Youngstown State 17 No. 15 Michigan State at Arizona State, late No. 18 Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 10 No. 19 Central Florida 38, South Carolina State 0 No. 20 Boise State vs. UConn, late No. 21 Michigan 49, Western Michigan 3 No. 22 Miami 77, Savannah State 0 No. 23 Oregon 62, Portland State 14 No. 25 Florida vs. Kentucky, lateRESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 3 Sept. 6 SOUTHKennesaw State 49, Tennessee Tech 10MIDWESTMissouri State 52, Lincoln (Mo.) 24Fridays Games EASTCentral Connecticut 55, Lincoln (Pa.) 0 SOUTHWESTTCU 42, SMU 12Saturdays Games EASTArmy 38, Liberty 14 Boston College 62, Holy Cross 14 Buffalo 36, Temple 29 Campbell 13, Georgetown 8 Colgate 10, New Hampshire 3 Delaware 37, Lafayette 0 Duquesne 23, Valparaiso 21 Monmouth (NJ) 56, Hampton 28 Navy 22, Memphis 21 Rhode Island 45, Albany (NY) 26 Sacred Heart 30, Bucknell 14 St. Francis (Pa.) 45, Delaware St. 14 Stony Brook 50, Bryant 21 Syracuse 62, Wagner 10 Villanova 31, Lehigh 9 West Virginia 52, Youngstown St. 17 Penn State at Pittsburgh, lateSOUTHAlabama 57, Arkansas St. 7 Bethune-Cookman 79, Va. Lynchburg 16 Carson-Newman 33, Virginia Union 29 East Carolina 41, North Carolina 19 FAU 33, Air Force 27 Florida Tech 17, Newberry 10 Georgia 41, South Carolina 17 Mississippi 76, S. Illinois 41 NC State 41, Georgia St. 7 South Florida 49, Georgia Tech 38 Tennessee 59, ETSU 3 Vanderbilt 41, Nevada 10 Virginia Tech 62, William & Mary 17 Wake Forest 51, Towson 20 West Georgia 42, Limestone 14 Appalachian State at Charlotte, late Furman at Elon, late UMass at Georgia Southern, late Jacksonville at Mercer, late Savannah State at Miami, late Mount St. Joseph at Morehead State, late Gardner-Webb at NC A&T, late St. Augustines at NC Central, late James Madison at Norfolk State, late Fordham at Richmond, late Waldorf at Stetson, late Chattanooga at The Citadel, late SC State at UCF, late VMI at Wofford, late E. Kentucky at Marshall, late North Alabama at Alabama A&M, late Louisiana-Lafayette at Alcorn State, late Presbyterian at Austin Peay, late UAB at Coastal Carolina, late Chowan at Davidson, late MVSU at Jacksonville State, late SE Louisiana at LSU, late Southern U. at Louisiana Tech, late Indiana State at Louisville, late UT Martin at Middle Tennessee, late Grambling State at Northwestern State, late Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss., late Jackson State vs. Tenn. State, late Florida A&M at Troy, late Samford at Florida State, late Alabama State at Auburn, late Kentucky at Florida, late FIU at Old Dominion, late Maine at W. Kentucky, late Nicholls at Tulane, lateMIDWESTAkron 41, Morgan St. 7 Butler 45, Taylor 7 Colorado 33, Nebraska 28 Duke 21, Northwestern 7 E. Michigan 20, Purdue 19 Iowa 13, Iowa St. 3 Kansas 31, Cent. Michigan 7 Kent St. 54, Howard 14 Maryland 45, Bowling Green 14 Michigan 49, W. Michigan 3 Mississippi St. 31, Kansas St. 10 Notre Dame 24, Ball St. 16 Ohio St. 52, Rutgers 3 SE Missouri 40, Dayton 21 South Dakota 43, N. Colorado 28 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 Wyoming at Missouri, late Montana State at S. Dakota State, late W. Illinois at Illinois, late E. Illinois at Illinois State, late Virginia at Indiana, late Fresno State at Minnesota, late Utah at N. Illinois, late Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio), lateSOUTHWESTHouston 45, Arizona 18 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 Texas Tech 77, Lamar 0 Angelo State at Abilene Christian, late Cumberland (Tenn.) at Ark.-Pine Bluff, late Murray State at Cent. Arkansas, late McNeese State at Houston Baptist, late Prairie View at Sam Houston State, late Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, late Clemson at Texas A&M, late Texas Southern at Texas State, late Baylor at UTSA, late Incarnate Word at North Texas, late South Alabama at Oklahoma State, late Tulsa at Texas, lateFAR WESTIdaho 56, W. New Mexico 10 Montana 48, Drake 16 Oregon 62, Portland St. 14 Washington 45, North Dakota 3 E. Washington at N. Arizona, late Arkansas at Colorado State, late S. Utah at Oregon State, late New Mexico State at Utah State, late Southern Cal at Stanford, late Sacramento State at San Diego State, late UTEP at UNLV, late Weber State at Cal Poly, late San Diego at UC Davis, late California at BYU, late UConn at Boise State, late Michigan State at Arizona State, late San Jose State at Washington State, late Rice at Hawaii, lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -114 at Washington +104 at New York -172 Philadelphia +160 at Cincinnati -138 San Diego +128 at Pittsburgh -200 Miami +180 at Milwaukee -130 San Francisco +120 Los Angeles -120 at Colorado +110 at Arizona -140 Atlanta +130American Leagueat Chicago Off Los Angeles Off Cleveland -165 at Toronto +155 at Tampa Bay Off Baltimore Off at Minnesota Off Kansas City Off at Oakland -215 Texas +195 New York -128 at Seattle +118 at Boston -115 Houston +105InterleagueSt. Louis -125 at Detroit +115NFL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Pittsburgh 6 4 41 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Fran. at Indianapolis 1 2 48 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 39 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 42 at N.Y. Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 49 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at L.A. Chargers 3 3 48 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 42 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 42 Dallas at Arizona Pk 1 44 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoMondayat Detroit 6 6 45 NY Jets L.A. Rams 1 4 48 at OaklandUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueCHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Placed RHP Michael Kopech on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Rob Scahill from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS „ Released LHP Josh Smoker. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Reinstated RHP Charlie Morton from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Nashville (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned RHP Mike Hauschild outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Reinstated RHP Zack Godley from paternity leave. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Sent RHP Dennis Santana to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS „ Selected the contract of C Jose Lobaton from Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Bobby Wahl to the 60-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Recalled C Andrew Knapp and 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Sent RHPs Michael Wacha and Mike Mayers to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Signed G David Nwaba to a one-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed WR Alex Erickson to a two-year contract extension. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived FB Lawrence Thomas. Signed LB Frankie Luvu from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Placed LB Dekoda Watson on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Waived CB Simeon Thomas. Placed CB Dontae Johnson on injured reserve. Activated S Earl Thomas. Signed CB Akeem King from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived/injured DE Anthony Lanier.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENSaturdays results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):Womens Singles ChampionshipNaomi Osaka (20, Japan, def. Serena Williams (17), United States, 6-2, 6-4. Mixed Doubles Championship Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“nalJuan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, def. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-2, retired. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Kei Nishikori (21), Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.Mens Doubles FinalMike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (7), Brazil, 6-3, 6-1.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumCoco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, vs. Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, vs. Novak Djokovic (6), SerbiaRECENT U.S. OPEN WOMENS CHAMPIONS2018 „ Naomi Osaka 2017 „ Sloane Stephens 2016 „ Angelique Kerber 2015 „ Flavia Pennetta 2014 „ Serena WilliamsGOLFPGA TOURBMW CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,267; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundJustin Rose 66-63-64„193 Rory McIlroy 62-69-63„194 Xander Schauffele 63-64-67„194 Tommy Fleetwood 71-62-62„195 Rickie Fowler 65-65-65„195 Keegan Bradley 66-64-66„196 Francesco Molinari 70-63-64„197 Billy Horschel 64-67-66„197 Justin Thomas 64-67-66„197 Hideki Matsuyama 66-64-67„197 Patrick Reed 69-65-64„198 Gary Woodland 66-66-66„198 Webb Simpson 66-67-65„198 Tiger Woods 62-70-66„198 Scott Piercy 70-64-65„199 Andrew Putnam 67-66-66„199 Ted Potter, Jr. 68-64-67„199 Tony Finau 68-64-67„199 Kevin Na 70-62-67„199 Jason Day 67-64-68„199 Jon Rahm 66-69-65„200 Ryan Armour 65-67-68„200 Aaron Wise 65-67-68„200 Byeong Hun An 65-67-68„200 Alex Noren 64-66-70„200 Bubba Watson 71-65-65„201 Bryson DeChambeau 67-70-64„201 Keith Mitchell 67-67-67„201 Jason Kokrak 69-65-67„201 Austin Cook 71-67-63„201 Adam Hadwin 69-69-63„201 Charles Howell III 68-63-70„201 Brooks Koepka 69-68-65„202 Kyle Stanley 67-70-65„202 Henrik Stenson 66-69-67„202 Beau Hossler 67-67-68„202 Dustin Johnson 70-68-64„202 Luke List 70-66-67„203 Zach Johnson 68-68-68„204 J.J. Spaun 67-68-69„204 Brice Garnett 70-67-67„204 Andrew Landry 68-70-66„204 Jordan Spieth 67-71-66„204 Peter Uihlein 64-70-71„205 Abraham Ancer 69-68-68„205 C.T. Pan 67-67-71„205 Chez Reavie 68-70-67„205 Ian Poulter 68-70-67„205 Si Woo Kim 71-68-66„205 Patrick Cantlay 71-65-70„206 Paul Casey 69-68-69„206 Tyrrell Hatton 69-68-69„206 Chris Kirk 69-68-69„206 Brian Gay 66-71-69„206 Patton Kizzire 68-71-67„206 Marc Leishman 74-66-66„206 Pat Perez 69-70-68„207 Emiliano Grillo 67-70-71„208 Rafa Cabrera Bello 70-68-70„208 Kevin Kisner 72-67-69„208 Adam Scott 74-68-66„208 Chesson Hadley 69-69-71„209 Ryan Palmer 70-69-70„209 Louis Oosthuizen 73-68-68„209 Cameron Smith 71-71-68„210 Brandt Snedeker 71-69-71„211 Brendan Steele 74-69-69„212 Phil Mickelson 73-72-67„212 Brian Harman 69-72-76„217EUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN MASTERSSaturdays leaders at Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland Purse: $2.91 million. Yardage: 6,848; Par: 70Third RoundMatthew Fitzpatrick, England 69-64-63„196 Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France 68-66-64„198 Daniel Brooks, England 69-67-64„200 Wu Ashun, China 70-65-65„200 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 69-65-66„200 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 68-65-67„200 Doug Ghim, United States 68-65-67„200 Gavin Green, Malaysia 69-69-63„201 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 68-67-66„201 Nino Bertasio, Italy 70-67-65„202 Nacho Elvira, Spain 66-69-67„202 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 65-66-71„202 Lee Westwood, England 68-69-66„203 David Lipsky, United States 68-70-66„204 Erik van Rooyen, South Africa 66-71-67„204 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 67-69-68„204 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 65-70-69„204 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 68-66-70„204 Andy Sullivan, England 65-72-68„205 Matthew Southgate, England 69-67-69„205 Chase Kopeka, United States 71-65-69„205AlsoKiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 71-67-70„208AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBIG MACHINE VODKA 400 LINEUPSaturday qualifying cancelled, race today, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Lap length: 2.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, charter team owner points 1st. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, charter team owner points 2nd. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, charter team owner points 3rd. 4. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, charter team owner points 4th. 5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, charter team owner points 5th. 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, charter team owner points 6th. 7. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 7th. 8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, charter team owner points 8th. 9. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, charter team owner points 9th. 10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, charter team owner points 10th. 11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 11th. 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, charter team owner points 12th. 13. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, charter team owner points 13th. 14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 14th. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 15th. 16. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, charter team owner points 16th. 17. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 17th. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 18th. 19. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, charter team owner points 19th. 20. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, charter team owner points 20th. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 21st. 22. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 22nd. 23. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 23rd. 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 24th. 25. (38) David Ragan, Ford, charter team owner points 25th. 26. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, charter team owner points 26th. 27. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 27th. 28. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 28th. 29. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, charter team owner points 29th. 30. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 30th. 31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, charter team owner points 31st. 32. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 32nd. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 33rd. 34. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 34th. 35. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, charter team owner points 35th. 36. (51) David Starr, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 36th. 37. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, open team owner points 37th. 38. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, open team owner points 38th. 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, open team owner points 42nd. 40. (52) BJ McLeod, Ford, open team owner points 44th.NASCAR XFINITYLILLY DIABATES 250 LINEUPSaturday qualifying cancelled, Saturday night race postponed until Monday, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Lap length: 2.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (22) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 2018 owner points 1st. 2. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 2nd. 3. (18) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 2018 owner points 3rd. 4. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 4th. 5. (00) Cole Custer, Ford, 2018 owner points 5th. 6. (42) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 6th. 7. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 2018 owner points 7th. 8. (21) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 8th. 9. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 9th. 10. (23) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 10th. 11. (19) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 2018 owner points 11th. 12. (2) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 12th. 13. (11) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 13th. 14. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 14th. 15. (16) Ryan Reed, Ford, 2018 owner points 15th. 16. (4) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 16th. 17. (5) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 17th. 18. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 18th. 19. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 19th. 20. (36) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 20th. 21. (35) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 21st. 22. (60) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 2018 owner points 22nd. 23. (0) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 23rd. 24. (78) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 25th. 25. (90) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 26th. 26. (8) Caesar Bacarella, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 27th. 27. (38) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 28th. 28. (15) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 29th. 29. (52) David Starr, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 30th. 30. (01) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 32nd. 31. (12) Austin Cindric, Ford, 2017 owner winner. 32. (10) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 2018 driver winner. 33. (93) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 2000 driver winner. 34. (76) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 24-33rd. 35. (45) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 24-36th. 36. (40) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 24-37th. 37. (66) Brandon Hightower, Dodge, 2018 owner attempts 24-39th. 38. (74) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 24-41st. 39. (55) Bayley Currey, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 23-38th. 40. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 21-46th.Failed to qualify41. (13) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 2018 owner attempts 7-47th.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York Red Bulls 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 5 6 54 56 33 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 D.C. United 8 11 7 31 43 44 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 16 3 24 40 61 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Sporting Kansas City 13 7 6 45 48 33 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Portland 11 7 8 41 38 36 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 5New England 1, New York City FC 0Saturdays GamesD.C. United 1, New York City FC 1, tie Orlando City at Sporting Kansas City, late Colorado at Portland, lateWednesdays GameMinnesota United at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 15Atlanta United FC at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m. New England at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16New York Red Bulls at D.C. United, 1 p.m. Orlando City at Chicago, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA x-North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 x-Portland 12 6 6 42 40 28 x-Seattle 11 5 8 41 27 19 x-Chicago 9 5 10 37 38 28 Utah 9 7 8 35 22 23 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Orlando 8 10 6 30 30 37 Washington 2 17 5 11 12 35 Sky Blue FC 1 17 6 9 21 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie; x-clinched playoff spotSept. 4Chicago 5, Sky Blue FC 0Fridays GamePortland 3, Seattle 1Saturdays GamesSky Blue FC 1, Orlando 0 Utah 2, Chicago 1 Houston at North Carolina, latePLAYOFFS Semi“nalsSaturday, Sept. 15: Seattle at Portland, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: Chicago at North Carolina, 3 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday, Sept. 22: TBD vs. TBD at Portland, 4:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (site TBD), 3 p.m.FRIDAYS LATE SUMMARY BRAZIL 2, UNITED STATES 0At East Rutherford, N.J.BRAZIL 2 0 „ 2 UNITED STATES 0 0 „ 0First half„1, Brazil, Firmino (Costa), 11th minute. 2, Brazil, Neymar, penalty kick, 44th minute. Second half„None. Yellow cards„None. Red cards„None. Referee„Fernando Guerrero, Mexico. Linesmen„Alberto Morin, Mexico; Andres Hernandez Delgado, Mexico. A„32,469.LineupsBrazil „Alisson; Fabinho, Thiago Silva (Dede, 80th), Marquinhos, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Fred (Arthur, 60th), Phillipe Coutinho (Lucas Paqueta, 71st); Douglas Costa (Willian, 60th), Neymar (Everton, 80th), Roberto Firmino (Richarlison, 75th) United States „Zack Steffen; DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Tyler Adams, Wil Trapp (Mark Delgado, 83rd), Weston McKennie (Christian Roldan, 83rd); Paul Arriola (Kellyn Acosta, 55th), Julian Green (Tim Weah, 55th); Bobby Wood (Gyasi Zardes, 69th).PRO BASKETBALLWNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFINALS SEATTLE 1, WASHINGTON 0 (Best-of-5, x -if necessary)Friday: Seattle 89, Washington 76 Today: Washington at Seattle, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Friday, Sept. 14: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 16: Washington at Seattle, 8 p.m.FRIDAYS BOX SCORE STORM 89, MYSTICS 76WASHINGTON (76) Atkins 10-14 2-2 23, Cloud 3-7 4-4 11, Delle Donne 4-11 2-2 10, Sanders 0-3 0-0 0, Toliver 2-11 0-0 5, Currie 1-1 0-0 2, Hawkins 1-4 3-4 5, Hines-Allen 4-4 0-0 8, Powers 1-4 4-4 6, Ruf“n-Pratt 2-5 0-0 4, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Walker-Kimbrough 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-66 15-16 76. SEATTLE (89) Bird 2-4 0-0 4, Clark 3-5 2-2 8, Howard 9-10 3-3 21, Loyd 9-12 2-2 23, Stewart 7-14 7-8 22, Canada 1-4 0-0 2, Langhorne 3-5 0-0 6, Mosqueda-Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Paris 0-2 0-0 0, Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Russell 0-0 0-0 0, Whitcomb 2-8 0-0 5. Totals 36-65 14-15 89. WASHINGTON 13 19 21 23 „76 SEATTLE 24 24 29 12 „89 3-Point Goals„Washington 3-21 (Atkins 1-2, Cloud 1-4, Toliver 1-8, Delle Donne 0-1, Ruf“n-Pratt 0-1, Powers 0-2, Hawkins 0-3), Seattle 5-13 (Loyd 3-3, Stewart 1-3, Whitcomb 1-4, Canada 0-1, Bird 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Washington 35 (Delle Donne, Hawkins 7), Seattle 34 (Loyd 6). Assists„Washington 12 (Cloud 5), Seattle 23 (Bird 7). Total Fouls„Washington 13, Seattle 17.


Page 6 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 Arkansas St 7 Alabama 57 Rutgers 3 #4 Ohio St 52 UCLA 21 #6 Oklahoma 49 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDWestern Michigan 3 #21 Michigan 49 #2 Clemson 28 Texas A&M 26 South Carolina St 0 #19 UCF 38By FRED GOODALLAP SPORTS WRITERTAMPA, Fla. (AP) „ Blake Barnetts never fancied himself as much of a runner. Even in high school, when I was listed as a dual-threat,Ž South Floridas graduate transfer said, I wanted to be (known as) a pocket passer  The Bulls (2-0) are learning the former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback can impact games with his feet, too. Barnett rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more Saturday, helping USF come from behind to beat Georgia Tech 49-38 before an announced crowd of 34,182 at Raymond James Stadium. I just want to do what I can to help this team,Ž said Barnett, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 202 yards with one interception. He also rushed for a team-best 91 yards on 16 attempts. The thing about Blake is I think he wants to prove that he can really play,Ž coach Charlie Strong said. You think about it, three years ago, he was the No. 1 quarterback (coming of high school). Then he goes to Alabama, and he goes to Arizona State and he kind of disappears. ... You know can he can throw the ball, and if he needs to move the chains with his feet, he can do that, too.Ž The Bulls rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter de“cit, drawing within 38-35 on Barnetts 3-yard TD pass to Terrence Horne. They took lead for good on Barnetts 19-yard run with just over “ve minutes to go, then put the game out of reach with a 5-yard scoring run setup by linebacker Tico Sawtelles interception. Sawtelle also recovered a fourth-quarter fumble that stopped a promising Georgia Tech drive. Horne, meanwhile, also scored on “rst-quarter kickoff returns of 98 and 97 yards for USF, which continued an impressive stretch of success against Power 5 conference teams. You create your own luck. You got to make plays,Ž said Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson, whose team played the last three quarters without safety Tariq Carpenter, who was ejecting for targeting. When you have a chance, you need to make plays,Ž Johnson added, bemoaning missed opportunities on defense. Same thing on offense. When you have the chance, you need to make plays. And, you got to hold on to the ball.Ž Barnett, who started Alabamas season opener before leaving the Crimson Tide in September 2016, won the battle to succeed USF career passing leader Quinton Flowers in fall camp after spending last year as a backup at Arizona State. The elusive and speedy Flowers was one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation over the past three years. At 6-foot-5, 217 pounds, Barnett is less of a threat to run, but has been effective when he chooses to take off. Hes athletic,Ž Strong said. He has a lot more ability than people think.Ž TaQuon Marshall and Tobias Oliver keyed a 419yard rushing attack for Georgia Tech (1-1), which was driving with a chance to restore a 10-point lead before Qua Searcy fumbled inside the USF 15 and Sawtelle recovered the loose ball at the 12. Barnett took over from there, leading an 88-yard drive that ended with the 10th lead change of the game. The USF quarterback “nished 21 of 31 passing for 202 yards with one interception. He also had a team-high 91 rushing on 16 attempts. Marshall threw for 183 yards and one TD for Georgia Tech. He also scored on a 45-yard run while sharing playing time with backup Oliver, who “nished three long second-half drives with scoring runs of 5, 1 and 1 yard.The takeawayGeorgia Tech: Like USF, the Yellow Jackets didnt have a real good idea of where they stood after being barely tested in a 41-0 season-opening rout of Alcorn State. USF has one of the nations most balanced offenses. The Bulls amassed 426 yards total offense Saturday, including 224 on the ground. South Florida: After “nishing the past two seasons ranked in the Top 25, the Bulls were hoping to show that their 23-4 record since the start of 2016 isnt a ”uke and theyre being built for long-term success.Impressive groundGeorgia Tech topped 400 yards rushing for the second straight week and sixth time in 13 games. The Yellow Jackets had three players with at least 95 yards, with Marshall going for 113 on 13 carries and Oliver gaining 97 on 18 attempts. Jordan Mason “nished with 95 rushing on 13 carries, while Clinton Lynch had three receptions for 111 yards out of the back“eld, including an 81-yard TD.Back and forthThere were “ve lead changes in the “rst quarter alone, with two of them coming on Hornes kickoff returns. Barnetts 18-yard TD pass to Darnell Salomon put USF up 21-17 at the half, despite Georgia Tech outgaining the Bulls 265 yards to 169 up to that point.Up nextGeorgia Tech: Travel to Pittsburgh for Atlantic Coast Conference opener next Saturday. South Florida: Neutral site matchup Saturday against Illinois in Chicago.Barnetts 4 TDs help USF beat Georgia Tech AP PHOTOSouth Florida quarterback Blake Barnett throws a pass during the “rst quarter of a game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: USF 49, Georgia Tech 38By PETE IACOBELLIAP SPORTS WRITERCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) „ Jake Fromm threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, all three of Georgias latest running combo scored touchdowns and the third-ranked Bulldogs turned an expected Southeastern Conference showdown into a blowout with a 41-17 victory over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday. The Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) came in ranked for the “rst time in four years, and some thought they had a chance of upsetting the defending SEC champions early in the season. Instead, the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0) used dominating offense and suffocating defense to win their fourth straight over South Carolina. Fromm was 15-of-18 passing, including a 34yard TD pass to Mecole Hardman. DAndre Swift, Elijah Holy“eld and Brian Herrien looked every bit as effective as NFL runners Nick Chubb and Sony Michel did a year ago in leading Georgia to the College Football Playoff. Holy“eld led the way with 76 yards and a 5-yard score. Swift had a 17-yard TD run, and Herrien piled on with a 15-yard scoring burst in the third quarter as Georgia went up by 31 points. Thats when many in the crowd of 83,140 began to “le out in disappointment „ a familiar ritual against the Bulldogs. Cornerback Deandre Baker set the tone on defense early with an interception off a tipped ball in the opening minute that led to a quick, if unconventional touchdown. Baker let the ball loose before crossing the goal line, but teammate Juwan Taylor picked it up and took it the “nal yard for a 56-yard score. From there, Georgias defense and run game took over „ as they have so often against South Carolina. The Bulldogs outrushed South Carolina 271 yards to 54. When South Carolina had a chance to tie it after Rashad Fentons interception deep in Georgia territory, the Bulldogs allowed just a yard on the next four plays. They took over on downs after Bentleys fourth-down incompletion. Georgia rarely let up. South Carolina drove 70 yards to the Bulldogs 5 in the fourth quarter before safety J.R. Reeds endzone interception. South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 269 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Georgia 41, South Carolina 17 No. 3 Georgia turns road test into rout of No. 24 Gamecocks AP PHOTOGeorgia defensive back Deandre Baker returns an interception for a touchdown during the “rst quarter during the game against South Carolina on Saturday. By TIM REYNOLDSAP SPORTS WRITERMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) „ Malik Rosier threw for two scores and rushed for another, NKosi Perry came off the bench to throw the “rst three touchdown passes of his collegiate career, and No. 22 Miami set a school record for margin of victory in a 77-0 win over Savannah State on Saturday night. Brevin Jordan had two touchdown catches and Lorenzo Lingard ran for two scores for Miami (1-1), which set a school record by winning its 12th consecutive home opener. The previous record for victory margin was 70 „ set against Savannah State in 2013. The 77 points scored also tied a school record. It was Miamis “rst shutout since blanking Bethune-Cookman in 2015 and the “rst shutout for defensive coordinator Manny Diaz in exactly six years. Diaz was at Texas when the Longhorns blanked New Mexico on Sept. 8, 2012. Rosier completed 8 of 12 passes for 131 yards, including a 67-yard scoring pass to Jeff Thomas before coming out for good early in the second quarter. That was the second-longest scoring pass of Rosiers career, topped only by a 78-yarder to Thomas last season. Thomas “nished with 183 all-purpose yards. Perry, Cade Weldon and Jarren Williams also saw time at quarterback for Miami, all making their Hurricane debuts. And the updated version of the turnover chainŽ came out for the “rst time in 2018 during the second quarter, after a fumble recovery by Trajan Bandy „ one of four takeaways by the Hurricanes. Perry completed 9 of 14 passes for 93 yards, the three touchdowns and an interception. Weldon and Williams both rushed for scores. Lawrence Cager caught a touchdown pass, Lorenzo Lingard ran for his “rst college score and Scott Patchan returned a blocked punt 10 yards for another Miami TD, as the Hurricanes got the biggest shutout win in school history „ topping a 62-0 triumph over Havana in 1928. Savannah State (0-2) has played Miami twice, losing those matchups by a combined 154-7 score. The Tigers are dropping from the FCS level to Division II next season. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami 77, Savannah St 0No. 22 Miami has record night, rolls by Savannah State 77-0 AP PHOTOMiami defensive back Trajan Bandy (2) celebrates a turnover against Savannah State during the “rst half of Saturdays game.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 7 NFL PREVIEW: Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL PREVIEW: Jacksonville Jaguars NFL PREVIEW: Miami Dolphins By PAT LEONARDNEW YORK DAILY NEWSNEW YORK „ When Odell Beckham Jr. signed his contract extension last week, thereby guaranteeing he would play in the Giants season opener, Jacksonville Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey, a friend of Beckhams, tweeted some hype for Sundays Week 1 showdown: Its going to be a show very soon #BatmanVsTheJoker,Ž Ramsey wrote. Beckham is the Joker in that equation, an alter ego he adopted for Monday Night Football in Miami in 2015 that took on a life of its own. I think Im just me,Ž Beckham told the Daily News Thursday. I know that I already am „ I already have been the villain, you know what I mean? So whatever has been built for me and whats there is what its gonna be. I cant really change „ like Kobe (Bryant) was the villain and he played it and he embraced it. And its like for me, I had to just embrace whatever comes with it.Ž Meanwhile, Beckham said hes not so sure Ramsey is the hero. In OBJs mind, Ramsey is a villain, too. Jalens probably like Bane,Ž Beckham said with a laugh, referencing Batmans nemesis from The Dark Knight Rises. Jalens more like Bane, because hes coming to wreck it.Ž Two villains, then, will be out to play hero Sunday at MetLife Stadium: Beckham in his “rst game action since he broke his left ankle on Oct. 8, 2017, is out to prove he hasnt lost a step. And Ramsey, a “rst-team All-Pro, who needs to put his money where his mouth is after dissing Beckhams quarterback, Eli Manning, in GQ last month. I wont say Elis good,Ž Ramsey said in a wide-ranging interview in which he also took shots at Ben Roethlisberger. Ill say Odells good. And their connection is good.Ž Those are “ghting words and only the beginning of the trash talk Ramsey will direct at OBJ. He will be out to ruin the debut of Pat Shurmurs new Giants offense led by the potentially lethal combination of Beckham and No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley at running back. Beckham, aware of the expectations that come with his new $90 million contract, said Wednesday that I think I learned my lessonŽ on how to handle such adversity, alluding to his 2015 blow-up with then-Carolina Panthers corner Josh Norman. That doesnt mean, though, that OBJ is going to prepare less enthusiastically than he has in the past. He still will build up his adrenaline and energy on game day to perform at his best. He still will compete. He simply will be keenly cognizant, simultaneously, of not crossing the line „ of not going full-Joker, so to speak. The Joker alter-ego, as Beckham reminisces, derives from a Dec. 14, 2015 win in Miami on Monday Night Football when he played the Joker pregame to the Batman of his best friend, then-Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry. Beckham wore a helmet shield, gloves and cleats pregame featuring the Jokers likeness, and Landrys cleats represented the caped hero. The next week, though, when Beckham faced Norman, it wasnt all fun and games. Ive always loved the Joker,Ž Beckham said. Like in the movie, The Dark Knight? I love his character (played by the late Heath Ledger). Hes crazy. So we went down to Miami and we played a Monday night game against Jarvis and I wore the Joker stuff. And the next week we were playing the Panthers, and Josh was all the Batman, and then the whole thing started and it was Batman vs. Joker. So thats really where it came from. I was never like, I call myself the Joker, Ž Beckham added. It just was like I love him as a character, and then the name got attached to me.Ž Beckham vs. Ramsey „ or the Joker vs. Bane, that is „ will be the featured matchup on Sunday amid a highly-anticipated game rife with storylines, including Tom Coughlins return as Jacksonvilles executive VP of football operations to oppose the Giants for the “rst time since he was “red as head coach after that 2015 season. But the star receiver against the stud corner wont necessarily de“ne the winner and loser of the game, either. Shurmurs ability to establish the run with Barkley and a revamped offensive line probably will be the key. His incorporation of many weapons, including tight end Evan Engram, wideout Sterling Shepard, running back Wayne Gallman and offseason addition receiver Cody Latimer, could be an exciting change and improvement from the frustrating predictability of Ben McAdoos attack the past two years. Beckham vs. Ramsey, however, most accurately re”ects the magnitude of this game, the star power that will be on the “eld determining the outcome, and the volatility of pitting so many explosive personalities and players against each other. Ramsey, for example, was suspended by Jacksonville for a week this preseason for tweets criticizing a reporter. Of course, his huge GQ story with him running his mouth about the entire league then dropped that week. Beckhams history of antics is well-known and nearly cost him his job with the Giants, but now hes signed long-term and determined coming off the broken ankle to erupt back onto the NFL scene. Ramsey was asked Thursday in Jacksonville if he thinks Beckham will let him get under his skin, as Ramsey did to Cincinnati Bengals star receiver A.J. Green last season, leading to a “ght and double-ejection. I dont know,Ž Ramsey said under his breath. I dont know.Ž Only one way to “nd: kick the ball off Sunday and let the two Super villains decide it themselves.Beckham vs. Ramsey featured matchup in Giants-Jaguars clash By SAFID DEENSUN SENTINELAdam Gase may be facing a make-or-break season in his third year as the Miami Dolphins head coach. But at least for the start of the 2018 season, Gase and the Dolphins feel a bit more comfortable unlike years past. The Dolphins wont be starting their season on the road like they did in Seattle in Gases “rst season in 2016. Nor will the team need to worry about an impending hurricane that canceled their 2017 opener and sent them across the country to practice and play their “rst game in Los Angeles. To make matters even better, Gase has not had to scramble this preseason to “nd a stop-gap at quarterback like he did a year ago. Ryan Tannehills return highlights the Dolphins 2018 season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at 1 p.m. inside Hard Rock Stadium. Its nice to be able to really open up at home, so thats exciting,Ž Gase said earlier this week. Were not traveling to Seattle. Were not in L.A. I really think the coaching staff is excited. The players are excited. We want to get in there, and we want to get everything really going in the right direction.Ž The opener will be Tannehills “rst regular-season game since suffering knee injuries in Dec. 2016 and Aug. 2017. Last season, the Dolphins limped to a 6-10 record behind Jay Cutler, who previously played quarterback under Gase in Chicago. Gase has praised Tannehills unwavering commitment to learning the “ne details of the Dolphins offense, imparting his wisdom onto teammates, and keeping an eye on the bigger picture despite being unable to play. Tannehill has turned last years mental repetitions into opportunities to hone Gases methodology of plays, concepts, progressions in the spring, training camp and preseason. Now, Tannehill is ready to put it all on full display. Sunday is going to be huge „ Im really looking forward to it,Ž Tannehill said. Obviously, I havent got to play a full game in a long, long time. To be able to do it at home in front of our fans, and go out and do what I love, its going to be a lot of fun.Ž Veteran running back Frank Gore, the former Coral Gables High standout and University of Miami legend, will make his Dolphins debut and is sure to be a fan favorite in his 14th NFL season. Gore enters the game 76 yards shy of passing Curtis Martin for fourth place on the NFLs all-time rushing list. But it will be Kenyan Drake, a situational backup during his four seasons at Alabama and “rst two years with the Dolphins, who will begin the season as Miamis feature running back. Im not putting any added expectations on my shoulders,Ž Drake said. Im just going out there and trying to help this team win games by running the ball, being ef“cient in the pass game and just being a playmaker.Ž Kenny Stills, who remains steadfast in his support of Colin Kaepernick by kneeling pregame during the national anthem, leads a slim group of receivers eager to work with Tannehill. They also welcome former Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola into the mix. Weve seen what were capable of doing when Ryan is back there at quarterback,Ž Stills said, referring to the Dolphins 10-6 season with a playoff run in 2016. We cant wait to get out there on Sunday and play, and have four quarters to have an opportunity to go out there and win a game.Ž The Dolphins hope to slow dynamic Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, and new starting running back Derrick Henry while spoiling new coach Mike Vrabels head-coaching debut. Gase wants the Dolphins to get the ball moving on offense early, and force some three-and-outs to get the crowd involved. Miami will welcome All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn to its defense, while rookie linebacker Jerome Baker, second-year linebacker Raekwon McMillian and rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick could make their “rst career starts. No Dolphins player may be more excited about the opener than “ve-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who is entering his 10th season. If theres an opponent across from me, hes wearing a different color and theyre keeping score, its all gas, no brakes. It doesnt matter whatever it is,Ž Wake said. I dont care if its ping-pong, badminton, preseason, Super Bowl, Im trying to kill you.Ž Talk about enthusiasm for the upcoming season.Ryan Tannehills return adds to excitement for Dolphins season openerBy THOMAS BASSINGERTAMPA BAY TIMESSo here we are. Game 1 without Jameis Winston. Against the Saints. In New Orleans. Las Vegas has the Buccaneers as 10-point underdogs. They dont stand a chance Sunday. Theyre going to eat another L. Were hearing theres only one way for the Bucs to win. They have to run the ball. Drain the clock. Shorten the game. Keep Drew Brees and the Saints offense off the “eld. Ask Ryan Fitzpatrick to be a game manager. Protect the ball. Throw only when necessary. If they do that, maybe, just maybe „ no, not maybe „ they will lose. Running the ball doesnt secure a team against defeat; it makes defeat more certain. If the Bucs were to take this approach, they might very well extend the game, but they would do so at the expense of opportunity. Theyre not going to win gaining 3 or 4 yards at a time. Playing keep-away wont work against Brees, especially when hell be facing a patchwork secondary. And dont you think Saints coach Sean Payton might want to prove a point? The mans an antagonist. He has made choking gestures toward Falcons players, mocked Vikings fans Skol chant and gotten handsy with Dirk Koetter. Hes not going to be content to merely win. This isnt to say the Bucs shouldnt run at all. They should „ if they have a lead in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, they should pass. Again and again and again. Early and often. On “rst downs. In the “rst quarter. They have enviable depth at receiver and tight end. Get the ball in the hands of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. Skeptical? Yes, Fitzpatrick, 35, is playing his “nal games in the NFL. His right arm might retire before his mind does. He is a steady, calm and respected presence, but he is not a particularly great decision maker. His career interception rate of 3.4 percent is the highest among active players. The Bucs could win without relying on him to pass, but its not likely. How do we know? Because the Bucs have tried. Over the past few seasons, theyve repeatedly tried to establish the run, and theyve repeatedly failed. They fall behind in the “rst quarter, and, as they try to catch up, they become predictable in the second quarter. Heres what it added up to last season: 136 “rsthalf points, the sixth fewest in the NFL. Still skeptical? Look at the teams that beat the Saints last season. Three of them „ the Rams, Patriots and Falcons „ had the lowest percentages of “rst-quarter runs. The Vikings also beat them but not because they ran the ball often or effectively. They beat them because Sam Bradford completed 17 of 20 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the “rst half. The Bucs, of course, also beat the Saints in Week 17, and they indeed did so in part because of their run game, as they gained 101 yards in the “rst half. A third of those, however, were the product of Winston scrambles. That game was the exception. Lets revisit a three-game stretch in late October and into early November, when the Saints played the Bears, Bucs and Bills. Chicagos running backs gained an average of 2.8 yards on 19 carries in the “rst half. Tampa Bays running backs gained an average of 2.3 yards on 11 carries in the “rst half. Buffalos running backs fared better, gaining an average of 5.4 yards on nine carries in the “rst half. Each team tried to strike a balance, and each lost badly. The Saints won by a combined score of 97-32. Still skeptical? Despite Fitzpatricks limitations, he has proven he can do this. He did it as recently as last season. In “rst-and-10 situations in the “rst quarter last season, the Bucs leaned more heavily than most teams on runs and were less effective than most, averaging 3.3 yards per carry. When they passed, however, they were effective, more so than anyone else. They averaged a league-high 10.8 yards per pass and gained another “rst down more than half the time. Winston wasnt the one in”ating that number, either. He averaged 10 yards per pass in those situations; Fitzpatrick averaged 13.9 yards. Given the apparent strength of the Saints along their defensive line and in the secondary, a cautious approach makes sense. But the likely outcome is that the Bucs will become desperate when its too late. While this is merely a football game, consider the words of Sun Tzu in The Art of War: Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety.ŽAnalysis: How Bucs can win with Ryan Fitzpatrick AP PHOTOWith Jameis Winston suspended for the “rst three games of the year, Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to “ll in as game manager.


Page 8 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Partly cloudyHIGH 88 LOW 7545% chance of rain 15% chance of rainA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon89 / 7440% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESome sun, a shower or t-storm in the area90 / 7455% chance of rain TUESDAYA shower or t-storm around, mainly later91 / 7560% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny, t-storms possible; humid91 / 7635% chance of rain FRIDAYA shower or thunderstorm around91 / 7655% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 8 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 380-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE849196979393Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 1.24Ž Month to date 1.70Ž Normal month to date 2.18Ž Year to date 50.40Ž Normal year to date 39.37Ž Record 1.65Ž (1993) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.02Ž Month to date 1.86Ž Normal month to date 2.09Ž Year to date 34.68Ž Normal year to date 37.93Ž Record 1.65Ž (1957) High/Low 89/73 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 95 (1992) Record Low 67 (1997) High/Low 90/72 High/Low 88/73 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 96 (1993) Record Low 64 (1965)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. 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Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 4:07a 9:23a 3:27p 10:44p Mon. 4:28a 10:14a 4:18p 11:15p Today 2:44a 7:39a 2:04p 9:00p Mon. 3:05a 8:30a 2:55p 9:31p Today 1:31a 6:21a 12:54p 7:36p Mon. 2:00a 7:17a 1:48p 8:10p Today 4:39a 9:52a 3:59p 11:13p Mon. 5:00a 10:43a 4:50p 11:44p Today 12:59a 6:18a 12:19p 7:39p Mon. 1:20a 7:09a 1:10p 8:10p SW 4-8 0-1 Light SW 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 87/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 88/76 storms afternoon Sarasota 87/74 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLENew Sep 9 First Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Last Oct 2 Today 6:54 a.m. 7:57 p.m. Monday 7:59 a.m. 8:38 p.m. Today 7:11 a.m. 7:40 p.m. Monday 7:12 a.m. 7:39 p.m. Today 5:50a 12:03p 6:17p ---Mon. 6:44a 12:31a 7:11p 12:27p Tue. 7:40a 1:27a 8:05p 1:52p Monterrey 87/70 Chihuahua 80/58 Los Angeles 91/67 Washington 69/65 New York 64/59 Miami 88/74 Atlanta 89/73 Detroit 64/59 Houston 85/72 Kansas City 72/55 Chicago 69/58 Minneapolis 71/54 El Paso 91/70 Denver 87/55 Billings 79/52 San Francisco 70/54 Seattle 71/56 Toronto 62/56 Montreal 62/45 Winnipeg 79/53 Ottawa 62/44 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. 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Today Mon.Albuquerque 89 62 s 90 64 pc Anchorage 61 47 s 61 46 s Atlanta 89 73 pc 87 71 t Baltimore 65 60 r 83 70 c Billings 79 52 pc 85 53 s Birmingham 88 72 pc 82 70 t Boise 86 57 s 84 51 s Boston 66 60 pc 68 67 r Buffalo 63 55 pc 68 61 r Burlington, VT 66 48 s 64 57 r Charleston, WV 79 67 t 74 61 t Charlotte 87 70 c 90 69 c Chicago 69 58 c 74 55 pc Cincinnati 69 59 r 70 57 c Cleveland 64 60 r 72 62 sh Columbia, SC 93 73 pc 92 74 pc Columbus, OH 66 62 r 70 60 c Concord, NH 65 47 pc 63 59 r Dallas 80 64 c 82 67 pc Denver 87 55 pc 88 59 pc Des Moines 72 50 pc 75 58 s Detroit 64 59 r 67 56 sh Duluth 68 51 pc 71 56 pc Fairbanks 57 35 s 60 39 pc Fargo 76 59 c 79 61 s Hartford 65 53 c 65 63 r Helena 80 47 s 83 48 pc Honolulu 90 75 pc 90 77 pc Houston 85 72 t 80 70 t Indianapolis 63 56 r 71 55 c Jackson, MS 85 68 t 78 69 t Kansas City 72 55 c 77 60 s Knoxville 86 68 c 78 65 t Las Vegas 106 78 s 103 75 s Los Angeles 91 67 s 86 65 pc Louisville 74 61 sh 74 60 c Memphis 74 61 t 77 63 c Milwaukee 68 57 pc 71 55 s Minneapolis 71 54 pc 76 63 s Montgomery 90 72 pc 87 72 t Nashville 79 60 t 77 59 c New Orleans 88 75 t 87 75 t New York City 64 59 r 71 70 r Norfolk, VA 88 75 sh 90 76 pc Oklahoma City 74 58 pc 78 60 s Omaha 74 56 pc 79 62 s Philadelphia 64 60 r 80 70 t Phoenix 106 83 s 105 84 s Pittsburgh 62 59 r 73 60 t Portland, ME 65 50 s 66 60 r Portland, OR 77 59 s 71 55 c Providence 67 57 c 68 66 r Raleigh 86 70 c 88 71 pc Salt Lake City 88 61 s 91 63 s St. Louis 69 57 c 77 58 pc San Antonio 80 70 t 85 70 t San Diego 84 70 s 79 68 pc San Francisco 70 54 pc 71 54 pc Seattle 71 56 sh 68 55 c Washington, DC 69 65 r 84 71 c Amsterdam 70 59 pc 65 57 pc Baghdad 107 77 s 108 79 s Beijing 83 61 s 84 63 pc Berlin 74 53 pc 77 57 pc Buenos Aires 64 54 pc 66 52 pc Cairo 93 75 pc 94 74 pc Calgary 62 41 pc 61 38 t Cancun 88 77 pc 86 75 t Dublin 62 48 pc 62 53 pc Edmonton 56 41 c 52 38 sh Halifax 67 51 c 67 59 pc Kiev 73 56 r 68 56 sh London 73 53 pc 70 58 pc Madrid 82 63 pc 80 62 pc Mexico City 74 57 t 75 57 t Montreal 62 45 c 63 57 r Ottawa 62 44 pc 60 54 r Paris 82 56 pc 77 54 s Regina 72 41 pc 78 49 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 67 s 77 68 c Rome 83 64 pc 83 65 pc St. Johns 62 45 pc 60 47 pc San Juan 90 77 s 88 75 s Sydney 70 51 s 67 50 s Tokyo 88 77 sh 87 70 t Toronto 62 56 c 65 59 r Vancouver 61 52 r 65 50 sh Winnipeg 79 53 t 74 54 cHigh ................... 112 at Needles, CALow ......... 27 at Hohnholz Ranch, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85The temperature at Washington, D.C.s National Airport rose to 90 degrees or higher the 60th time in 1980 by Sept. 9. Q: How many hurricanes have existed in the Atlantic at one time?A: Four. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 88/75 88/73 87/73 87/74 88/73 88/72 88/72 88/71 88/72 88/78 87/76 86/78 87/76 87/75 88/74 88/76 88/74 88/74 88/74 87/72 88/73 88/73 89/74 86/77 88/73 86/78 87/77 87/76 89/73 88/75 87/76 87/72 87/74 87/76 87/78 87/75 88/75 87/75Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. „ Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk. Every shot means so much this time of the year, and the last two holes Saturday at the BMW Championship might mean even more. Rose saved par from an awkward stance with his golf ball in the thick grass on the slope of a bunker. Xander Schauffele left a long putt from the tightly mown collar on the 18th green 8 feet short, and his par putt from there caught the high side of the cup and spun away. When the third round ended, Rose had a 6-under 64 „ six birdies on the front, all pars on the back „ for a oneshot lead over Schauffele and Rory McIlroy going into the “nal round at Aronimink, a course so soft from rain than the average score from 69 players over three rounds was 67.5 At stake is chance for Rose to reach No. 1 in the world for the “rst time with his third title in the Philadelphia area, including his U.S. Open at Merion “ve years ago. Jordan Spieth was projected to fall just outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup, which would mean missing the Tour Championship and getting some form of penalty from the PGA Tour because of his schedule. He would have one more day to change that. The question lingering amid the clouds: Would there be another round? Rose tried not to think about it. It was de“nitely in the back of your mind,Ž he said. You could start to feel the weather coming in and getting darker. Kind of had the feel theres some big weather coming. I said to my caddie, How about tomorrow? Just got to get through today.Ž Starting times were moved up to 7 a.m. Sunday with hopes that the heavy rain stays away, and that the “nal round can get in. The forecast has a small window Monday morning if needed. If the rain is relentless, theres a chance of a 54-hole tournament, which has happened only once in the 11 years of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Rose was at 17-under 193, and 13 players were within “ve shots of the lead. That included Tiger Woods, who missed only two greens in regulation, kept a clean card, shot 66 and let a good round get away. Thats how much of a pushover Aronimink has been this week. McIlroy had a 63 with a double bogey, though he bounced back from that on the very next hole with a 3-wood that barely moved forward when it hit the green, caught the slope of a ridge and left a short eagle putt he converted. Ill be ready to play. Ill be ready to go. I hope we play,Ž McIlroy said. I feel like my game is in good shape and Id love to get another crack at it out there and have a chance to take the lead. Maybe that chance wont happen until Monday if it goes to that and the good thing is we dont have a tournament next week.Ž Rose made four straight birdies early on the front nine to quickly erase a two-shot de“cit to Schauffele, and he “nished the front nine birdie-birdie for a 29. Schauffele, hopeful that a victory will give U.S. captain Jim Furyk reason to pick him for the Ryder Cup, stayed with Rose the whole way until his lone bogey on the 18th for a 67. Still have a good chance tomorrow,Ž Schauffele said. Spieth salvaged his round late again for a 66. He has never missed the Tour Championship, and he likely would face some form of penalty for not having added a new tournament to his schedule without competing in at least 25 events. He needs to be at East Lake to reach 25. GOLF: BMW ChampionshipRose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the worldNotre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill said after making nine stops and securing the victory by recovering an onside kick with 1:30 remaining. They came here and competed.Ž Notre Dame outgained Ball State 414-349 but the Cardinals ran off 97 plays to Notre Dames 72 and controlled the clock for 8:44 more than the Irish. There are no moral victories,Ž Ball State coach Mike Neu said. We had our chance. Our guys were ready to compete. Whatever we lacked in size, we were going to go compete, go toe-to-toe. We embraced the David vs. Goliath comparison.Ž Following a 46-yard “eld goal by Justin Yoon that gave the Irish a 24-6 lead going into the fourth quarter, Nolan Givan caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Neal, who threw for 180 yards but completed just 23 of 50 passes. A 49-yard “eld goal by Ball States Morgan Hagee, his third of the game, closed out the scoring. Junior James Gilbert rushed for 72 yards for Ball State, which outgained Notre Dame on the ground, 169117. Sophomore Jafar Armstrong led the Irish with 66 yards, including a 42-yard scamper up the middle in the “rst quarter that he followed with a 1-yard scoring run two plays later. Jones “nished with 61 yards. The Cardinals 3-4 defense frustrated senior Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who threw for 297 yards but “nished with minus 7 yards rushing as Ball State registered four sacks and picked off three of his passes. His coach wouldnt put the blame for Notre Dames offensive ineffectiveness on Wimbushs shoulders. Brandon wasnt the reason we were ineffective offensively,Ž Kelly said. You never want your quarterback to throw three interceptions. Were looking at it as were anxious to go back to work because were seeing some things we like.ŽIRISHFROM PAGE 1 quarterback. Franks missed on 20 of his “rst 36 passes, while Wilson was the kind of runner Mullen would love to have. In the few instances when he felt pressure from the Gators front, Wilson was able to step up or scramble out to avoid it. He amassed 107 yards on his “rst nine carries, including 24 on a nifty fake and run that gave the Wildcats a 14-10 lead in the third quarter. Wilson also came through on third-and-16 in the third quarter, when he somehow found a streaking Lynn Bowden for a 54-yard touchdown and a two-score lead. Kentucky was better at running back. Benny Snell has called himself the best back in the SEC and didnt leave many doubters at The Swamp. He needed only 12 carries to crack 100 yards. UFs talented running back corps had 39 yards through three quarters. Kentucky was better when it mattered most, too. The Wildcats converted on eight of their “rst nine attempts on third down. They outscored UF 14-0 in the third quarter and intercepted Franks four minutes into the fourth. They should have another three minutes later, but Kentucky nickelback Mike Edwards dropped a likely pick-six. Franks fumbled on the “nal play to seal it. Most importantly, the Kentucky collapse that seemed as inevitable as death and taxes never happened. There was no ”ashback to 1993 (Doerings got a touchdown) or the overtime win in 2014, or the two receivers Kentucky left unguarded in last years 28-27 loss. Kentucky even got the biggest break of the night, when UF kicker Evan McPherson missed a 36-yard “eld goal (that appeared to split the uprights). After 31 years of futility, the Wildcats were probably due for a fortunate call to go their way. Not that they needed it.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1 TAMPA BAY TIMES PHOTOKentuckys Lynn Bowden Jr. celebrates a 54-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter.


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