SO FAST THEY CATCH AIR AT ENGLEWOOD WATERFEST Check out the speedboats, excitement and racing coverage in Sports And thereÂs more to this event than that, go beyond the boats in Our Town, pages 9-10. Vol. 126 | Issue No. 322 www.yoursun.com AMERICAÂS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $3.00 AN EDITION OF THE SUNSunday, November 18, 2018High 83 Low 61Partly sunny and pleasantPulitzer Prize winner2016 CHARLIE SAYSHow does a gator sign his name? CALL US ATFIND US ONLINE CHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNPolice Beat ..........5 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7 Calendar ..............8OUR TOWNObituaries ...........6 Local News .....3-12NEWS WIREComics/Puzzles ....5-7 Nation .................3 State ...................2 World ..................8SPORTSLocal Sports ........3 Lottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2 Weather ..............8INDEX SUNDAY EDITION $3.00 705252000753By BRIANNA KWASNIKSTAFF WRITERFollowing three alleged threats targeting Port Charlotte High School in the past two weeks, parents have begun petitioning for more security. Some parents are calling for Charlotte County Public Schools to install metal detectors at all schools, and clear backpacks for students. A petition started Friday morning online and had received nearly 200 signatures by Saturday morning. An initial goal of 100 signatures was met, and increased to a goal of 200. ÂMetal detectors will help lower the chances of a child bringing in any type of weapons as well as help lower the chances of them bringing in vapes,ÂŽ the petition reads. ÂClear back packs will also lower the chance of kids bringing weapons and drugs in to school in their back packs!!ÂŽ The petition also calls the district to take a stronger action against bullying and put a stop to ÂÂ“ght clubÂŽ videos. Messages on social media detailed various reasons parents are taking a stand. Here are some of them: Jocelyn Brophy: ÂChanges need to be made. The Principals need to be more forthcoming with information. Kids stayed home from school because of conÂ”icting information coming from the Principal and kids that were there. After threats, Charlotte parents seek more securityPetition requests clear backpacks, metal detectors SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOTHREATS | 4By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITERVENICE Â„ With Venice High School Â“lled up, the Sarasota County School District is seeking input from parents. The school, which serves Venice, West Villages and a pocket of Englewood, is currently 7 percent over capacity with that number expected to rise. Venice has 2,238 students enrolled in a school that is supposed to have a capacity of 2,096. Venice residents said they would rather see a brand-new high school built, instead of just adding onto the current facility. During a Thursday presentation, Kathie Ebaugh, the districtÂs director of planning, asked for input from parents. Ebaugh is also principal at Garden Elementary School off Center Road, where the discussion took place. The group at Garden, like others before it, voted Venice High is full, add on or build another?Overcrowding could mean district builds in West Villages FILE PHOTO BY GREG GILESAt 7 percent over capacity, Sarasota County parents support building a new high school rather than expanding the already crowded Venice High School.VENICE | 4 By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERCharlotte county voter Wayne Cunningham, 79, steadied his left hand. Guiding his left with his right, he carefully glided his hand to mimic what he thought his signature was supposed to look like on his vote-by-mail ballot. ÂMy signature is basically unrecognizable,ÂŽ he said. With an essential tremor in his hand causing it to shake, he Ânever knows whatÂs going to come outÂŽ when he writes. Cunningham came to the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections ofÂ“ce Friday afternoon to check if his vote was accepted or if they had considered his signature a mismatch. Cunningham isnÂt the only Floridian worried if his vote was counted. As recounts have extended election season well-into mid-November, FloridaÂs supervisors of elections were ordered to extend the deadline to remedy mismatched signatures until Saturday at 5 p.m. Local elections ofÂ“ces in Charlotte and Sarasota counties remained open until then. Typically, if a signature is mismatched for a vote-bymail ballot, the voter will receive a notiÂ“cation via mail and will have until the day before the election to ÂcureÂŽ their vote by sending in an afÂ“davit. Vote-by-mail ballots can be received no later than 7 p.m. on the day of the election. Since the supervisors and their staff donÂt see a voter cast their ballot in-person, the signature is a way to verify that it is truly them voting and prevent fraudulent voting. But, this extra step of security can hinder a vote from being cast. ÂThere are dozens of reasons a signature mismatch may occur,ÂŽ said Chief United States District Judge Mark Walker in a ruling last week, Âeven when the individual signing is in fact the voter.ÂŽ Walker ordered an injunction Thursday to extend the cure deadline for vote-by-mail ballots. ÂA personÂs signature might change due to a variety of reasons including changes in health or purposely altering or changing the way a person signs their name,ÂŽ said handwriting expert and forensic document examiner Wendy Carlson. ÂComparing ballot signatures to already recorded signatures is something that should be done by people who have had some form of training and have an understanding of what Fraudulent voting or a shaky hand? A look at how poll workers determine if your signature is yoursSUN PHOTO BY LIZ HARDAWAYCharlotte County Supervisor of Elections Paul Stamoulis, along with his canvassing board, complete a manual recount of the unde r and over votes Friday afternoon. CUNNINGHAM WHAT DOES YOUR HANDWRITING SAY ABOUT YOU?Â€ If your signature matches your handwriting, you are the same on the outside as you are on the inside. Â€ If your signature is different (illegible) and your handwriting is legible, then you show a different personality to everyone. Â„ Richard Orsini, forensic document examiner Â€ Which states give voters extra time to 'cure' rejected signatures, page 4 Â€ Counties have until noon today to report recount results, page 4 Â€ Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections, page 11 Â€ Democrat Gillum ends campaign for governor, see the News WireVOTING | 4 MORE INSIDE
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018By ANDREA PRAEGITZERASSISTANT EDITORThe state has updated abortion tallies, after a Sun investigation recently uncovered Â“gures for Charlotte County were incorrect. Previously, abortions were reported by Âprovider locationÂŽ through the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration with none last year in Charlotte County. But that was wrong. For example, Dr. Ali AzimaÂs ofÂ“ce in Port Charlotte told the Sun this summer that he had performed abortions in Charlotte County. That was despite the stateÂs accounting showing no providers in the county had. ÂItÂs dishonest,ÂŽ Respect Life Director at Diocese of Venice in Florida Jeanne Berdeaux had said about the earlier numbers. ÂIt (showed) weÂre abortionfree in Charlotte County, and weÂre not.ÂŽ The new numbers list abortions by the county where patients are from. Patients from Charlotte County had 275 induced terminations of pregnancy in 2017. For Sarasota County residents, it was 778. So far this year through October, 199 abortions involved Charlotte County women, and 636 were with Sarasota County patients. A spokesperson for AHCA said the agency updated its system last year to be consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there were limitations. In that system, physicians performing abortions in more than one location, like Dr. Azima, could only report for one location. AzimaÂs ofÂ“ce staff conÂ“rmed they could not input the number of abortions performed in each county under that system. None went in for Charlotte County, despite dozens having occurred there. ÂSince the new reporting system is more focused on patient data rather than location of the procedure, the agency has evaluated the data that is being posted to the web and updated the reports,ÂŽ said AHCA spokesperson Shelisha Coleman last week. AHCA released the new numbers online Nov. 1. Abortions by provider location are no longer listed.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE & AFTER: ABORTION TALLY BEFORE AFTER Year Location(Abortions by (Abortions by patient provider county) county of residence)0 275 2017 Charlotte 1,357 778 2017 Sarasota 2,072 1,639 2017 Lee 0 57 2017 DeSoto 7,766 5,483 2017 Hillsborough 15,020 15,151 2017 Dade 821 1,450 2017 PolkÂ„ Source: Florida Agency for Healthcare AdministrationNew abortion numbers outData problem had shown 0 in CharlotteBy THYRIE BLANDNEWS-PRESSWhat started out as a marijuana class at Florida Gulf Coast University is being expanded to a bachelorÂs degree program that will prepare students to work in the weed industry. Students will be able to start taking classes needed to earn the degree in integrated studies in January. The university also is going to offer a certiÂ“cate program. FGCU believes it is the Â“rst of FloridaÂs 12 schools in the State University System to offer such a program. When FGCU began offering its class, ÂWeed: Impact of Marijuana,ÂŽ in August, it joined a growing list of schools nationwide offering classes on marijuana. ÂThere are some schools that have some speciÂ“c courses, but as far as I know ... nobody has developed in the state of Florida something that would result in a bachelorÂs degree,ÂŽ said Maria Roca, the Department of Integrated Studies chairwoman. The new program puts FGCU on the list of schools nationwide that offer marijuanarelated degrees. Northern Michigan University in Marquette is cited as the first school to offer a marijuana degree because of its medicinal plant chemistry program. Colorado State University-Pueblo offers a minor in cannabis studies and special classes on the drug. The idea for the degree program came about after Sam Walch, an integrated studies instructor, and Martha Rosenthal, a neuroscience professor, went to a medical marijuana conference in Sarasota earlier this year. Walch said the Â“rst thought was just to try to offer a certiÂ“cate program. He said after more discussion, the idea turned into offering the degree and certiÂ“cate programs. ÂWhen we were there, we noticed immediately ... there was a real need for a conÂ“rmed university education rather than a lot of the just Â”y-by-night stuff that was going on,ÂŽ he said. ÂThere was such a huge opportunity for our students in an industry that really, really wanted to partner with universities and really get the best employees possible.ÂŽ FGCU gave the Department of Integrated Studies $25,000 to get the degree and certiÂ“cate programs off the ground. Part of the programÂs goals will be to place students in internships in the marijuana industry. The university also is planning to have a job fair on its campus in 2019 for people who are interested in working in the cannabis industry. ÂI think a greater focus on the business side and the cultural side and the medical side of this makes much more sense to us than trying to take on some of the big universities that are doing the agri-nomics,ÂŽ FGCU President Mike Martin said. The program will prepare students for a range of marijuanarelated jobs, from working in growing facilities and dispensaries to marketing jobs in the industry, Roca said. ÂThe industry is as about as integrated an industry as anything we have seen in a long time,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt really is aimed at preparing students for whichever angle of the industry that they are interested in, which makes the integrated degree such a powerful one.ÂŽ How much money students who decide to get the degree and enter the marijuana industry will earn is a bit of a mystery, Walch said. ÂThe interesting part is there is not really much of that data available because itÂs such a new industry and a very secretive industry,ÂŽ he said. Walch said he plans to make a Cannabis Career Club part of the program. He said the club will serve as a networking group for students who want to work in the marijuana industry. FGCU senior Anselm Weber, 22, president of the FGCU chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policies, said he thinks some students in his organization will be interested in the new program. ÂA lot of them grew up with these giant institutions telling people ..., ÂBe drug-freeÂ and not to question anything,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey were just growing up seeing that a lot of policy decisions are not scientiÂ“c and the other is that a lot of these things are being pushed to unfairly criminalize ... people of color.ÂŽ The degree program will offer students an array of classes, including the business of marijuana, cannabis culture, laws and policies and the science of marijuana. ÂI like creating new things,ÂŽ said Rosenthal, who designed the degree program. ÂIt has been fun coming up with a major and talking to people. So many faculty are excited about this, being involved with this.ÂŽ The marijuana industry started to take off in Florida in 2016 after voters OKÂd legalizing medical marijuana. Marijuana dispensaries are popping up across the state. Orlando Attorney John Morgan plans to push to get a measure on the ballot in 2020 that will ask voters to make recreational use of marijuana OK in Florida. ÂI have gone out of my way to educate myself ... and have been absolutely stunned by the beneÂ“ts of medical cannabis from seizure disorders to treating cancer to dealing with anxiety and depression,ÂŽ Roca said. ÂItÂs just the beneÂ“ts are so impressive. We need more research. We need a deeper understanding.ÂŽStudents can soon major in marijuanaFGCU to offer Âintegrated studiesÂ degree for pot industry SHUTTERSTOCK IMAGESUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 is considered natural variation in handwriting or what would be considered a suspicious or fraudulent signature,ÂŽ said Carlson who is based in Denver, Colo. Neither the areaÂs Supervisor of Elections or their staff are legally obligated to undergo formal handwriting-analysis education or training. However, prior to every election cycle, the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections has Richard Orsini, a forensic document examiner, come to their ofÂ“ce and give a presentation on handwriting analysis to the staff.How to evaluate a signatureOrsini teaches attendees the basics of handwriting and the factors that affect handwriting, teaching them approximately 15 points of examination to determine a fraudulent signature. ÂGenuine handwriting must show substantial agreement in sufÂ“cient handwriting characteristics to identify the maker and eliminate the possibility of any other writer,ÂŽ he said. The handwriting characteristics that are evaluated include: line quality, writing pressure, rhythm, letter slant, letter size & proportions, utilization of space and spacial alignment, initial and terminal strokes, writing speed, legibility, skill level, letter forms, types of letter connectors, method of construction and pattern of formations. ÂThe review should take more than a few seconds before sending a signature through for counting,ÂŽ Carlson said. ÂAs an expert I would take more time to review the signatures mailed than I have seen being reviewed in classes that I have taught.ÂŽShould we even be checking votes this way? Hand-eye checking voter signatures can be a reliable way to validate signatures, Carlson said. However, she believes the process can be improved with additional training, more staff, a longer time frame to compare signatures, and taking more frequent breaks during the process. ÂOnce a person is sitting there watching signature after signature come through, a hypnotic state tends to set in and the worker is less likely to notice disparities that should be called to attention,ÂŽ she said.Is it that big of a deal?ItÂs barely a 1-in-1,000 chance that your mail-in vote will be rejected due to signature mismatch, but a voteÂs a vote. ÂThe right to vote is precious and foundational for every other right,ÂŽ Walker wrote in his recent ruling. ÂOther rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.ÂŽ Locally, signature mismatches involve just a handful of votes. For the general election this year, Stamoulis saw 28 vote-by-mail ballots with mismatched signatures, and 12 were cured by those voters as of Thursday. This was out of 34,630 mail-in ballots the Supervisor of Elections received in Charlotte County. In the primary election, out of the 16,511 mail-in ballots, just 34 were rejected with no signature, and three for signature mismatch. In Sarasota County, there were more than 100 cured ballots due to mismatched signatures as of Thursday, according to their communications and voter outreach manager Rachel Denton. And though a small percentage of votes get rejected in each county, they add up. ÂAcross 45 of FloridaÂs 67 counties, there are just over 4,000 rejected ballots for mismatched signatures,ÂŽ Walker said. With a Commissioner of Agriculture race determined by 5,300 votes, for example, every vote really does matter. Luckily, CunninghamÂs vote was tabulated and he changed his signature on Â“le so he wouldnÂt have to worry next election cycle. ÂTheyÂll match that same squiggle,ÂŽ he laughed. Being a Marine veteran, ÂI know IÂm only one vote but I feel very strongly about this vote,ÂŽ he said.Email: Lhardaway@sun-herald.comFROM PAGE ONE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Â„ With just hours to go, most Florida counties had Â“nished their hand recount in the stateÂs contentious U.S. Senate race. The smattering of results publicly posted on Saturday showed that Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson was only gaining a few hundred votes in his bitter contest with outgoing Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican. State ofÂ“cials ordered a manual recount earlier in the week after a legally required machine recount showed that Scott led incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson by about 12,600 votes. More than 8 million voters cast ballots in the race. FloridaÂs high-proÂ“le race for governor was close as well, but not enough to trigger a hand recount. It appeared Republican Ron DeSantis would wind up defeating Democrat Andrew Gillum by more than 30,000 votes. Counties have until noon on Sunday to Â“le their ofÂ“cial results, but it appears the gap is too far for Nelson to close. NelsonÂs campaign has remained quiet as the Â“nal count has gotten closer. Nelson and Democrats Â“led several lawsuits following the close election, challenging everything from the stateÂs signature mismatch law to deadlines for mail-in ballots. The Nelson campaign managed to secure only one victory in court. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker gave voters until 5 p.m. Saturday to Â“x their ballots if they havenÂt been counted because of mismatched signatures. Nearly 5,700 ballots were rejected because signatures on ballot envelopes did not match signatures kept on Â“le by election ofÂ“cials. But Walker rejected additional lawsuits, including one that sought to change the rules used while inspecting hand ballots. If the 76-year-old Nelson loses, it would likely spell an end to a lengthy political career that stretches back four decades. Nelson was Â“rst elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. A win for Scott would mark his third victory since the multimillionaire businessman launched his political career in 2010. In each race, Scott has barely edged his Democratic opponent. State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is 0.5 percentage points or less. Once that recount was complete, if the differences in any of the races are 0.25 percentage points or less, a hand recount is ordered. Local canvassing boards only review ballots where a vote was not recorded by voting machines. Back in 2000, the state became the target of ridicule during the chaotic recount of the presidential election that was ultimately won by George W. Bush by 537 votes. The stakes arenÂt quite as high this time around, but there have been plenty of problems, especially in two Democratic strongholds in South Florida. On Saturday, the top elections ofÂ“cial in Broward County acknowledged publicly that her ofÂ“ce had misplaced more than 2,000 ballots. The South Florida SunSentinel posted video where Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said that 2,040 ballots had been ÂmisÂ“led.ÂŽ ÂThe ballots are in the building,ÂŽ Snipes tells members of the canvassing board responsible for doing the hand recount. It was another snag for Snipes, who has already been under Â“re for the way her ofÂ“ce has handled the election and recount. Some Republicans have been calling for Gov. Scott to remove her from ofÂ“ce.As Fla. recount wraps up, little change in US Senate raceHas to be accountability somewhere.ÂŽ Lori Rugg: ÂMy daughterÂs school has had 3 threats in the last 2 weeks. Very hard to send her to school when I am too scared something might happen. We cannot let our guards down we need to protect our children.ÂŽ Spokesperson for Charlotte County Public Schools Mike Riley said the district is aware of the petition, and declined to comment on it Friday.Email: Bkwasnik@sun-herald.comTHREATSFROM PAGE 1 SEE THE PETITION ONLINEhttps://www.change.org/p/steve-dionisio-clear-back-packsand-metal-detectors-in-all-charlotte-county-schools/ c?source_location=petition_showoverwhelmingly for a new school and are willing to wait up to 15 years to see it built instead of adding on to the existing high school. Ebaugh said while the school is over capacity, the state will not let the district immediately open a school. ÂWe have to meet state capacity requirement,ÂŽ Ebaugh said. She said Venice High is not there yet, but will be in the next few years Â„ the district is expecting the school to be at 14 percent over capacity this coming year. The Florida Department of Education requires a school be nearly 40 percent over capacity before a new school can be built. The numbers in Venice are expected to continue to grow in the coming years due to the growth in the West Villages, Ebaugh said. Venice High School is the only school in the district over capacity currently, she said. The school does leave room for Englewood students who are supposed to attend Charlotte County Schools after Englewood Elementary. The School Board changed the policy two years ago to serve the students in Englewood, who want to remain in Sarasota County Schools. The recent meetings are getting community direction about the school situation to give the planning department direction. Ebaugh said the direction was needed as the board will begin to plan for its Â“ve-year capital improvement plan. The CIP has projects in Year One funded, while Years Two through Five are planned. The CIP changed during the 2017-18 school year following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now that the safety and security improvements are completed, the plan for the CIP is to start looking at what to do with Venice High. Ebaugh said the school could build a new wing, but it would delay future schools. The state wonÂt allow for a school to be built if a permanent addition to the school is made to alleviate the capacity. The discussion of adding rented portables came up during a School Board meeting in the summer and the option was favorable by the board. If a new school would be built, Ebaugh said that the district is looking at the West Villages Â„ the district already has a K through 8 site that has been purchased. She said West Villages and Marty Black are in favor of building a school in the area. ÂGrand Palm and Gran Paradiso have the biggest number of students,ÂŽ Ebaugh said. The planning department can estimate where there will be growth through the number of West Villages homes built, but North Port is harder to track. Unlike the planned sites in the West Villages, North Port has platted sites that make it hard to estimate how many children or families will move into the area. Currently the city of North Port has about 60,000 sites that have not been built, Ebaugh said. ÂPhasing in the West Villages makes it easier to track,ÂŽ Ebaugh said. Because of the plats of land in North Port, Ebaugh said it was hard to really track when it would be built and its why redistricting was not an option. Â(IÂm) not sure it is the best decision to redistrict,ÂŽ Ebaugh said. She said it would just be delaying the problems if they ended up redistricting for Venice and North Port. Venice has about 150 students who come from another area in the district, but more than 600 students who are supposed to attend Venice attend another school in the district. The district also needs to consider the new State College of Florida Collegiate School, but that school will only hold 400 students once itÂs completed in about four years. Following these meetings, the School Board will discuss its plans during the Dec. 10 workshop to direct the planning department on its next steps.VENICEFROM PAGE 1VOTINGFROM PAGE 1By STEVE BOUSQUET and DAVID SMILEYTAMPA BAY TIMESIf an election ofÂ“cial in Colorado says a signature on a vote-by-mail ballot doesnÂt match state records, a voter there has eight days after the election to prove their identity. In Utah, they have a week. Floridians? They had until the day before the election. FloridaÂs signature mismatch law Â„ which mandates local election ofÂ“cials verify signatures on vote-by-mail ballots against the signature on Â“le with the state Â„ has come under intense scrutiny amid a historic statewide recount in three races. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson challenged the law and a U.S. District Judge in Tallahassee said Thursday that it does not pass constitutional muster. Florida is one of 32 states that allow voters to cast ballots by mail without needing an excuse (like a disability or being away at college), according to Vote At Home, an organization that advocates for alternatives to voting on Election Day. Like in most states, Floridians who chose to vote by mail must sign their ballot for it to count. But other states give voters much more time to clear up any signature problems, an act known as ÂcuringÂŽ a rejected ballot. Oregonians have 14 days after the election to Â“ll out a form with their county clerk. Washingtonians have until the election results are certiÂ“ed, which is three weeks after the election. Rhode Island and Utah voters get a week. But in Florida, a signature mismatch must be ÂcuredÂŽ by 5 p.m. the day before an election. ÂThe law is an aÂ…,ÂŽ said Ion Sancho, a former supervisor of election in Leon County. HereÂs why Sancho believes that: Counties are supposed to notify anyone if their mail-in ballot was rejected. Most do that by mail. In some cases, especially those who send their ballot in the mail right before the election, FloridaÂs 5 p.m. deadline comes before they even Â“nd out that their signature was rejected. Smaller counties with fewer mail-in voters can make personal calls to voters with rejected ballots, Sancho said. ThatÂs not possible in large counties, like Broward, where more than 100,000 people vote by mail. ÂThese timelines are artiÂ“cially constrained to ensure urban areas canÂt be notiÂ“ed and get in their ballots,ÂŽ Sancho said. And because larger counties tend to vote more Democratic, FloridaÂs law Âhas an impact on the policies in this state,ÂŽ he added. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Thursday granted an injunction giving voters until 5 p.m. Saturday to Â“x mail and provisional ballots that were rejected because of mismatched signatures. Walker said FloridaÂs law, Âis that without procedural safeguardsÂŽ and Âthe use of signature matching is not reasonable and may lead to unconstitutional disenfranchisement.ÂŽ Republican Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott has criticized NelsonÂs push to count all rejected mail-in ballots and has Â“led an appeal to WalkerÂs ruling. ÂWe are conÂ“dent that we will prevail,ÂŽ Scott spokeswoman Lauren Schenone said. Other states have laws requiring direct contact if a signature is rejected close to Election Day. In Minnesota, for example, an election ofÂ“cial must call or email anyone whose ballot was rejected within Â“ve days of an election. Washington calls anyone who hasnÂt cured their ballot three days before all election results are certiÂ“ed. Six states Â„ Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Vermont Â„ donÂt compare signatures at all, though they require a ballot to be signed. Eight donÂt have a state-mandated process to cure a ballot. California had a similar controversy as Florida in a recent election. This year, a court ruled that the state law was unconstitutional because it didnÂt give voters a recourse if an election ofÂ“cial decided the signature didnÂt match. The state responded by passing a law that gave voters eight days to cure a ballot. Florida should do the same, said Gerry Langeler, director of communications and research for Vote At Home. OfÂ“cials have the time; under existing law, ballots arenÂt ofÂ“cially certiÂ“ed in Florida until two weeks after the election. ÂNone of us want to see Florida election problems in the headlines again,ÂŽ Langeler said. ÂOn the other hand, as with so many things, until problems hit you in the face theyÂre not addressed. The Florida legislature now has a great opportunity to address this.ÂŽMany states give voters a week after election to fix nixed ballotsNot in Florida SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTO
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5By TAYLOR PETRASWINK NEWSFriends and family gathered Friday at the First Baptist Church in Lehigh Acres for a touching tribute to a 5-year-old boy who died tragically in a car crash this week. Connor Green was killed in the crash that happened in Lee CountyÂs Lehigh Acres Monday night. Family and friends are still coming to grips with the shocking news and ConnorÂs classmates at Babcock Neighborhood School showed their support by wearing ribbons to class. His yoga teacher, Marion Amendt, says her class wonÂt be the same without him. ÂHe was the only little boy in the class and he was a pistol and he brought so much joy to my life,ÂŽ she said. ÂJust so full of energy, so full of love for his friends and for his family.ÂŽ At his funeral, family, friends and teachers attended to say goodbye and remember his short life. ÂWe remember Connor when Connor was a newborn,ÂŽ said Tylor Simpson, who is a friend of the family. ÂWe both just wanted to be here to support the family.ÂŽ And instead of black, everyone wore his favorite color: green. A 17-year-old is accused of running a stop sign and hitting the Green familyÂs van. Florida Highway Patrol says the teenager did not have a driverÂs license. ÂHeÂs going to be greatly missed,ÂŽ Amendt said. ÂHe touched many lives, even the lives that his family didnÂt know he touched.ÂŽBabcock School student, 5, dies in vehicle crash PHOTO FROM WINKConnor Green The Charlotte County SheriffÂs Office reported the following arrests: Â€ Justin Paul Morgan, 36, 6100 block of Safford St., Punta Gorda. Charges: nonsupport of dependents and violation of probation or community control. Bond: $450. Â€ Amanda Ashley Kinsolving, 31, 400 block of Cortez Dr., Port Charlotte. Charges: failure of dependent on bail to appear on felony and underlying charge. Bond: none. Â€ Ronnie Leon Reid Jr., 32, 2000 block of Mark Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Â€ Eric Steven St. Croix, 41, of Ocala, Fla. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. Â€ Julie Lynn Galla, 27, of Cape Coral, Fla. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Benjamin Paul Cardona, 53, of Naples, Fla. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Â€ Kane Julius Washington, 25, 3300 block of Colma St., North Port. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Â€ Timothy Shaine Montgomery Jr., 36, 6500 block of Cutler Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charges: underlying charge and failure to appear. Bond: none. Â€ Melissa Joy Vangorp Petersen, 35, 800 block of Calvert Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Â€ Erica Lindsay Austin, 27, 600 block of Floral Lane, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Â€ Marvin Alexander Sibbles, 19, 3200 block of Majestic St., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $10,000. Â€ Stanley John Cardish, 55, 300 block of Watershed St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Christopher Lamont Jones, 41, 800 block of Myrtle St., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $3,000. Â€ James Allen Currie, 47, 23100 block of Cherry Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Bond: none. Â€ Rodrigo Cardoza Perez, 19, 9300 block of Knights Dr., Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,000. Â€ Alan Walter Scholz, 67, 19800 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: DUI with damage to property or person and leaving the scene of the crash involving property damage. Bond: $3,500. Â€ Shane Steven Burns-Wensell, 19, 7100 block of Coventry Terr., Englewood. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Rudolph Joseph Trejo, 29, of New Orleans, La. Charge: DUI. Bond: $1,000. Â€ Derek Lee Bazo, 28, of Tampa, Fla. Charge: driving without license revoked habitual offender. Bond: $5,000. Â„ Compiled by Staff Writer Liz HardawayThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffÂs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. POLICE BEAT CCSO Speaker Series announcedCharlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell has announced the Â“rst in a series of presentations that will be hosted throughout the county by the SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. The CCSO Speaker Series will cover a variety of topics that focus on crime prevention through education. The Â“rst topic in the series will be Identity Theft and Scams, presented by Sergeant Diane Young of the Economic Crimes Unit. Attendees will learn the common ways people fall victim to identity theft and scams and learn best practices to protect themselves and their family. This presentation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, at the MidCounty Regional Library in Port Charlotte. It is requested that you RSVP for the event through Eventbrite by clicking here so that room capacity can be monitored. The event is also listed on the CCSO Facebook Page.Largest tailgate party returnsPunta GordaÂs largest tailgate party returns at 11 a.m. on Saturday, for college footballÂs Rivalry Weekend. Laishley Park will be turned into an all out tailgate party including two super LED megatronÂs, TVs, sports bars, DJ, food trucks, Hooters Girls, corn hole tournaments, yard games, Kidz Zone and more. Featured Games Michigan vs. Ohio State, Alabama vs. Auburn and Florida State vs. Florida plus many more. The tailgate is only $5, so bring the family and root for your favorite team in a festive atmosphere.Sierra Club to hold general meetingGreater Charlotte Harbor Group of the Sierra ClubÂs general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. Guest speaker will be Dr. Larry Brand, a professor of marine biology and a phytoplankton ecologist at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Scienceas. Dr. Brand will discuss ÂŽBlooms of red tide and blue-green algae in South Florida: Environmental Causes and Human Health Consequences.ÂŽ For more information call, Hugh Havlik, 941-661-6948.United Way seeks volunteersThe United Way of Charlotte County is seeking volunteer tax preparers, interpreters, and greeters to help our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites during the 2018 tax season. Volunteers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome, though all volunteers need to be comfortable working with a computer. Flexible hours are available February through April. Volunteers will receive specialized IRS certiÂ“ed training including learning how to prepare basic tax returns, using online tax preparation software, and learning about tax deductions and earned income tax credits that beneÂ“t eligible taxpayers. In addition, experienced agents, certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planners, and non-credentialed tax return preparers can earn continuing education credits when volunteering as a VITA tax preparer. A get together for volunteers will be offered Dec. 4 at H2U, 3280 N. Tamiami Trail #493, Port Charlotte. For tax professionals or experienced volunteers, an online training and certiÂ“cation tool is also available. Interested parties can call Jen at 941627-3539 or send an email of interest to admin@unitedwayccfl. org to receive more information.NARFE plans luncheonNational Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2194, Peace River, will hold its annual Holiday Luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4, at the Elks Lodge 2606, 25538 Shore Drive, Punta Gorda. Entertainer Rita Beach will put us in a holiday mood and the Elks staff will provide a tasty turkey or ham dinner, with all the trimmings. RSVP to 765-506-0937 no later than Thursday, Nov. 29. The $14 ticket includes salad, entree, dessert, beverage, tax and tip, plus entertainment and door prizes. Since the Chapter is supporting the rest of the cost as a gift to members and their guests, please invite a friend or prospective member to join us to jump-start their holiday. This meeting is open to all Active and Retired Federal Employees and Survivor Annuitants.Paddle Shell Creek Jan. 16Paddle Shell Creek from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019. This is the longer upstream paddle to the shallows and Cypress Knee Garden with Florida Master Naturalist, Rick Fried, who lives on the creek. Bring your lunch. Participants must provide pfd, watercraft and be able to swim. Voluntary donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reservations required. Call 941-637-8805. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018VIEWPOINTPublisher Â„ Glen Nickerson Executive editor Â„ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor Â„ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor Â„ John Hackworth Email letters to email@example.comOUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Guardianship system susceptible to abuseEditor: Ms. Easker (ÂA Better System?,ÂŽ Oct. 12) made an admirable attempt to address the problems with FloridaÂs guardianship Âsystem.ÂŽ There will never be a better system to protect vulnerable FloridiansÂ assets until Florida Statute 744.108 is exposed as the gateway for attorneys and guardians to get at those assets. That section of the Florida Statutes is titled ÂGuardian and Attorney Fees and Expenses.ÂŽ The only statutory requirement therein is for attorneys and guardians to take Âreasonable fees.ÂŽ In other words, once the fox is in the hen house, the fox should take no more than a reasonable number of hens. The fox gets to decide what is reasonable. There is no oversight on attorneysÂ, guardiansÂ, attorneysÂ, fees. None. That is what motivates many professionals to get into the Âsystem.ÂŽ That is what defeats any attempts to stop the transfer of wealth scheme that is FloridaÂs guardianship system. Do not expect any of these professionals to disclose their fees from one case to another. They will simply claim that their fees are Âreasonable.ÂŽDr. M. Douglas J. Shadle Punta GordaTime for county to come togetherEditor: We would like to sincerely thank the people of Charlotte County for their overwhelming support during our recent election. We would especially like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who went door-to-door, made telephone calls, put up campaign signs (now hopefully taking them down), waved signs, stuffed and addressed envelopes, and assisted us in so many different ways during our campaign. Charlotte County isnÂt about being red or blue. Charlotte County is and always has been about red, white and blue, county Â“rst. We interpret our impressive victory in the recent election and the re-election of County Commissioner Chris Constance as a reafÂ“rmation and endorsement of the efforts of your entire Charlotte County Commission. We all know that no matter what the issue, we will never please all of the people all of the time, however, you can be assured that we do have a Board of County Commissioners that sincerely cares about our county, is willing to take on the tough issues and is as transparent as we possibly can be. We all work hard to help make Charlotte County a better place for our children and grandchildren. I am truly honored to be part of this board and being able to continuing serving you, the citizens of Charlotte County. This is a time for all of Charlotte County to come together. We look forward to the next four years by doing great things for Charlotte County. May you and yours have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.Stephen R. Deutsch Charlotte County commissionerHammers provide a public serviceEditor: The recent article in the Sun involving ham radio antennas missed a very important segment of HAM radio in Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. There is a group of dedicated volunteer HAMs in Charlotte County called ARES/RACES that function to provide emergency radio communications during emergencies. When all other communications fail, HAM radio provides essential radio communications sending and receiving emergency and welfare messages. As volunteers, we man strategic sites in Charlotte County equipped with installed radio communications equipment. The sites include a central control at the countyÂs Public Safety Building, hospitals and various shelters at schools and churches. We currently have approximately 30 HAM radio volunteers who operate the equipment and manage operations. We are afÂ“liated locally with Charlotte CountyÂs Emergency Management Department and regionally with the West Central Florida county radio consortium composed of 10 Florida counties. Nationally, we operate under the umbrella of FEMA and of course the FCC. The Charlotte Amateur Radio Society has provided us assistance including the all important use of their repeater. Our group was active during Hurricane Irma positioned at strategic sites in Charlotte County to provide essential communications between each other and the county EOC. We have the capability to operate Âoff the gridÂŽ utilizing battery power or generators. Of course, antenna height is very essential to our operation to provide reliable emergency communications in a county as large as Charlotte. We are always in need of more volunteer hams. Thank you to the volunteer hams who have dedicated their time over the years to provide reliable radio communications in time of need.J oe Kliment Punta GordaMonthly message from El JobeanEditor: We had a wonderful Halloween party. Good food and friends. Lots of conversation, no politics or religion. Surprise, people can still talk to each other, and not just about their aches and pains. Our pre-Veterans Day ceremony was fantastic. A new little soldier statue was dedicated to the memory of Randy and every military and Â“rst responder whoever served. RandyÂs son and grandson had the honor of uncovering him. The Friday Lunch Bunch outdid their selves on their last tea. It was supercalafragilistic. Lavender and lace everywhere, and the ladies came with Â”are. A donation of $583 was given to Hope Lutheran Church, our host, and to Melenoma Cancer research in memory of Christa Mount, our dear friend that we lost this year. Thank you everyone who helped reach this goal. Now we can concentrate on the Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 1, at noon. Call 941-661-2342. $10. The Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., Kerrigan Circle, Randy Spence Park. The Community League Christmas Dinner, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. at the hall. Bring a covered dish and join us. We can all sing to organ music, 629-3640. Then after the new year, the Valentine Tea on Saturday, Feb. 9, at noon. Call 661-2342. These functions will beneÂ“t the El Jobean Community League. There is always upkeep to do on an older building. Smile at a stranger; you will both feel better. Hope you have enjoyed the few cool days and evenings we have had. Thank you, Mother Nature.Pat Spence El JobeanConsumers protected with reverse mortgagesEditor: Betsy CalvertÂs article, ÂThe yearÂs foreclosures already surpass 2017,ÂŽ unfairly portrays reverse mortgages as a leading cause of foreclosures in Charlotte County. Her statement that, Âreverse mortgages can go into foreclosure if the value of the home does not reach the loan balance,ÂŽ is simply not true. Most reverse mortgage foreclosures occur when the last surviving borrower passes away or permanently leaves the property without having heirs or an estate to secure the property and assist with the repayment of the loan. By law, the reverse mortgage company must secure the home and initiate foreclosure by taking legal ownership, so that it can sell the property and recoup what is owed. It is true that reverse mortgage borrowers can lose their homes if they cannot pay their property taxes and homeowners insurance. However, the Federal Housing Administration Â„ which insures 90 percent of all reverse mortgages made in this country Â„ has recently implemented new consumer protections that allow reverse mortgage companies to pay these obligations on the borrowerÂs behalf and to set up repayment plans, so that the borrower can pay back what is owed over time and continue living in the home. FHAÂs reverse mortgage program has led the way over the past three decades helping over 1.2 million households use their home equity to age in place. I am a certiÂ“ed reverse mortgage professional, of which there are only 155 in the country, and have been doing reverse mortgages for 14 years.Todd Woodcock Port Charlotte OUR POSITION: The election recount is far from the disaster of 2000, and simple tweaks can make it better.Once again, Florida has become a national political joke, mocked and ridiculed coast to coast for voting system problems that led to Indecision 2018: The Never-Ending Election Night in America. All leading back to Snafu 2000, Bush v. Gore, Hanging v. Dimpled Chads. And reafÂ“rming the notion that credibility is hard to regain. Fascinating and fun, if youÂre a fan of snark. But not completely fair. FloridaÂs politics are often magniÂ“ed because, well, everything is magniÂ“ed in this large, diverse, fast-growing state. As Democratic strategist Steve Schale noted on FloridaPolitics. com: ÂWe are a deeply divided country, and we live in a state where people come from all over the country, so weÂre a deeply divided state.ÂŽ Yes, and those divisions between two major parties are so remarkably close that, with a total vote of more than 8 million, we end up with a statewide vote differential in the thousands. Every vote counts, and the impact of every vote here is magniÂ“ed by the slim margin of victory or loss. Had the issues that surfaced in Florida come in a place where margins are lopsided, whoÂd have noticed? Here? Insert latenight punchline. But this is not 2000. There are no punch cards. There are no chads, dimpled or otherwise. Florida was humiliated by the debacle of the 2000 presidential election, and the state took deÂ“nitive steps to correct its all-too-obvious election system Â”aws. Gone are the punch-card machines, etc. In their place came electronic voting machines that were far better, though also Â”awed. Take, for instance, the 2006 Sarasota congressional race in which Republican Vern Buchanan beat Democrat Christine Jennings by 373 of 237,861 total votes. Somehow Â„ and no one is sure how or why Â„ this high-proÂ“le congressional slot was left blank on a whopping 18,382 ballots. An anomaly called an Âunder-vote.ÂŽ Political analysts surmise Jennings might have won by hundreds of votes if those ballots could be reviewed. But there were no paper ballots to review. Buchanan recently was elected to his seventh term. Florida voting machines must now have paper backup. However, the ballot design can be a problem Â„ witness Broward County 2018. Computer glitches are possible. Electronic machines may miss a mark. Humans mismark ballots. So it is that the state, beyond mandating electronic voting machines, has enacted rules for recounts. In our view, they are too strict, given the problems tabulating a machine recount in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Note that Palm BeachÂs problems were caused, in part, by older devices due for an $11 million upgrade after this election cycle, according to the Palm Beach Post. The budget-conscious elections supervisor stretched the old machinery one cycle too far. Note also that in 2012 may Lee County voters were forced to wait hours on line under a hot sun on Election Day Â„ in GOP-heavy sections, no less Â„ because of cutbacks enacted by a budget-conscious elections supervisor. That has got to stop, and we believe the Legislature should and will address speciÂ“c issues in the coming session Â„ to save face and to rehabilitate credibility. It can be done, and it is not difÂ“cult. After the 2000 debacle, state lawmakers addressed glaring systemic problems. We now have better equipment. We have a Â”exible, above-average system of no-fault write-in voting; early in-person voting and same-day voting. There are bugs that have to be worked in that system too Â„ with signature-matching on mail-ins and what can be an intimidating experience involving in-person photo IDs. Embarrassing, high-proÂ“le incidents can bring healthy change, though. Liken it to federal response to air disasters in recent decades: The FAA investigates each crash and isolates causes, then addresses those problems through airline regulation. The last commercial passenger airline crash was nine years ago, in 2009. In a similar way, with appropriate tweaks, FloridaÂs voting system can be Â“xed. We can do better.Again, flaws exposed in FloridaÂs voting system 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. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7The worldÂs oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is mana cled to an overcaffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economyÂs health care sector, which is larger than all but three other foreign nationsÂ economies. Inconveniently, the party must appeal to voters who, living in dread of their next interaction with the department of motor vehicles, yearn only for governmental adequacy. Which is why John Delaney, who is ending a three-term tenure as a Democratic congressman from Maryland, is seeking his partyÂs presidential nomination. His quest will test whether DemocratsÂ detestation of Donald Trump is stronger than their enthusiasm for identity politics: A white male businessman, Delaney comes to bat with three strikes against him. Suppose, however, Democrats are more interested in scrubbing the current presidential stain from public life than they are in virtue-signaling and colonizing the far shores of leftwingery. Delaney is much more than an example of the If-Donald Trump-CanBe-Elected-So-Can-MyCocker-Spaniel response to 2016. His grandparents, he says, Âmade pencils and worked the docks.ÂŽ He did not become wealthy, as todayÂs businessman-turned-president did, through a fatherÂs largesse supplemented by tax chicanery. Neither of DelaneyÂs parents went to college. His father was a 60-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. An IBEW scholarship, and support from the American Legion, VFW and LionÂs Club, helped Delaney through Columbia University. After Georgetown Law School, where he met his wife, he founded a Â“nancial company and became the youngestever CEO on the New York Stock Exchange. His next company invests in small and midsize companies. In 2017, Fortune magazine included him among the ÂWorldÂs 50 Greatest Leaders.ÂŽ Solidly built and impeccably tailored, Delaney, 55, is a Democrat who believes in what he has lived: upward mobility, with assistance. He recognizes the obvious, that globalization has been Âextraordinarily positiveÂŽ for billions more people than it has injured, but its American casualties are real and deserve government help. He speaks with the calm conÂ“dence of one who understands, as the man he hopes to displace does not, that the lungs are not the seat of wisdom. He checks various boxes that might mollify all but the most fastidious progressives: He likes early childhood education, a carbon tax, a $15 minimum wage and extending the Social Security tax to higher incomes. He dislikes the NRA, the Supreme CourtÂs Citizens United decision, high interest rates on student loans and ÂoutrageousÂŽ drug prices. He would achieve ÂuniversalÂŽ health care by offering Medicaid for all, and for those who choose to opt for private programs, as he thinks most people would, there would be federal subsidies for those who need them. He says Âthe screaming top headlineÂŽ from the midterm elections was that moderate Democrats won. Few not occupying safe seats won while hollering ÂSingle payer health care!ÂŽ and ÂAbolish ICE!ÂŽ and ÂImpeachment!ÂŽ It is DelaneyÂs persona Â„ think of a Joe Biden 20 years younger and half as prolix Â„ that will distinguish him and seem either pleasingly adult or insufÂ“ciently carbonated when the prancing ponies from the U.S. Senate come cantering into Iowa. If the nomination scramble is a decibel competition, Delaney will lose Â„ and the winning Democrat probably will lose in the November 2020 rendezvous with him who specializes in loud. Delaney illustrates the reason for tolerating what Iowa considers a Mandate of Heaven Â„ its entitlement to begin the nomination process. Iowans are so thin on the ground that relentless retail politicking can give a dark horse candidate a Â“ghting chance against the ponies who, being senators and hence barely employed, have ample time to Â”it around the country raising money and their pretty proÂ“les before coming to where the tall corn grows. Delaney, who is not neglecting New Hampshire, has been tilling IowaÂs political soil as an announced candidate for more than 475 days, and long since exceeded 50 percent name recognition among Democratic Iowans. He has visited all 99 counties with more than 440 days remaining before the 2020 caucuses. In the 10 presidential cycles since Jimmy CarterÂs 1976 win in Iowa made the caucuses important, six Democrats have won competitive caucuses and then their partyÂs nomination: President Carter (defeating Ted Kennedy) in 1980, Walter Mondale in 1984, Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008, Hillary Clinton in 2016. Delaney in 2020? Democrats could do much worse. They generally do, and probably will. As in 2016, Trump is counting on it. George WillÂs email address is georgewill@ washpost.com.This candidate believes in what he has lived So now Michelle Obama Â“nally tells her truth. There has always been about her a sense that she did, indeed, have a truth of her own and that it was, if not at odds with the one her husband expressed with highÂ”own eloquence, more real and more rooted, as beÂ“ts a girl from the South Side of Chicago. ÂYou wait till Barack gets out of ofÂ“ce,ÂŽ some of us said, ÂMichelleÂs going to tell it like it is.ÂŽ Now that moment arrives. Obama calls her memoir ÂBecoming,ÂŽ and the title deserves a moment of contemplation. Not just because itÂs elegant and simple, but also because itÂs a tacit acknowledgment that making oneself a fully human being, forming a more perfect person, as it were, is a process with no Â“nish line. We are all, always, becoming. Here, then, is the former Â“rst ladyÂs report on where that process stands with her, 54 years after she was born to Fraser and Marian Robinson, who raised her in a cramped apartment on Euclid Avenue. It is a story of a fatherÂs slow decline from MS and his stubborn refusal to submit, of going to Harvard, of landing the prestigious job, of meeting the brilliant law student who was always late to everything, of winding up with a backstage pass to the presidency. And, yes, it is the story of how white Republicans, unable to countenance the idea of a black family in the White House, yet unable to say that forthrightly, dubbed her Âangry,ÂŽ called her a man, called her a terrorist, remarked on her backside. She recalls a chyron on Fox ÂNewsÂŽ that referred to her as ÂObamaÂs Baby Mama ... implying an otherness that put me outside even my own marriage.ÂŽ It hurt, she admits. It angered and exhausted her, too. But for those who were frustrated with her husbandÂs willful difÂ“dence, his refusal to Â“ght back as Republicans unloaded upon him and her every bit of racial code in their arsenal, Michelle has a reminder. ÂI felt emotions that perhaps Barack couldnÂt afford to feel.ÂŽ SheÂs probably right, though that does little to ease the frustration of having watched the man repeatedly smile and reach out to people who had just spat on him. One thinks of Jackie Robinson. Inwardly, he seethed over the Âimage of the patient black freak I was supposed to create.ÂŽ Outwardly, he played ball. We donÂt know Â„ probably never will Â„ if Barack Obama did the same, seething on the inside, dutifully playing ball on the outside. So the Â“rst ladyÂs truth will have to sufÂ“ce. Which is that, yes, she saw what they were doing. Then she did what she had to do, advocating for kids in forgotten places, pushing food makers for healthier choices, representing her country on state visits and smiling for photos Âwith people who call my husband horrible names on national television, but still want a framed keepsake for their mantel.ÂŽ On election night, when it began to look like America would choose hate and misogyny to replace Âhope and change,ÂŽ she went to bed early because she Âwanted to not know that fact for as long as I possibly could.ÂŽ ÂBear with me here,ÂŽ she writes, as if in apology for the inability to provide a happy ending, Âbecause this doesnÂt necessarily get easier. It would be one thing if America were a simple place with a simple story. If I could narrate my part in it only through the lens of what was orderly and sweet. If there were no steps backward. And if every sadness, when it came, turned out at least to be redemptive in the end. ÂBut thatÂs not America, and itÂs not me, either. IÂm not going to try to bend this into any kind of perfect shape.ÂŽ So we make do with the imperfect shape instead. Because itÂs not just that Michelle Obama is still becoming. America is, too. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald. Readers may contact him via email at email@example.com. THIS WEEK IN REVIEW George WILLColumnist ÂBecomingÂ: Michelle Obama tells her truth Leonard PITTSColumnist VIEW POINTadno=3621989-1 FINALLY IN PORT CHARLOTTE LOW COST DENTURES!!DR. SUSAN R. BROOKS941-234-3420www.susanrbrooksdds.com General Dentistry Implants Â€ Cosmetic Â€ Nitrous Oxide Â€ Dentures & One Day Repair Â€ Laser Periodontal Therapy3440 Conway Blvd. #2A Â€ Port Charlotte (Behind Post O ce)New Patients Welcome CALL US NOW!! adno=3621940-1COMPLETE FOOT CAREÂ€ Diabetic Care Â€ Foot Pain Â€ Foot Surgery Â€ Heel PainSame Day Appointments941-613-19193191 Harbor Blvd. Unit D Port Charlotte, FL 33952Dr. Michael MetykPodiatric Surgery Bethany L. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 TODAYAMVETS 2000 Special, Best Breakfast in Town 8-11 a.m. Large menu to choose from for only $7 inc/bev 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 North Port Moose, Sunday Funday with NFL! Beer and food specials from 12-5! 14156 Tamiami Trl NP, 941-426-2126 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Open 10AM-8PM, $0.25 off drafts, domestic bottles & well drinks, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 AMVETS 312 Breakfast, 8:30-11:00 Large sel. only $7.00 Bloody Marys $1.00 Dogs&Burgs 1-5 Bar Bingo 2-4 7050 Chancellor Bl North Port, FL 34287 Fruit&Vegetable Club, Suncoast Trop Fruit&Veg Club Nov 18 12:30 p.m. 234 E Nippino Nokomis Marc Minno, PhD speaker941-539-0073 SOA Fry & Grill Day, Watch the NFL & let the SONS to the cooking new menu 1-5 p.m. 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 SUNDAY BLUE PLATE, Ct. Fried Steak $7:00 VFW Aux. 550 N/ McCall Road. 4:00 Â„ 6:00 p.m. Dine In or Carry Out. Public Welcome 941-474-7516 Sunday Breakfast, American Legion Post 113 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West 697 3616 Sunday Breakfast 8-noon Bingo 6:30 Broasted Chicken, Lodge open at noon. Broasted Chicken, potato wedges, coleslaw 2-4 p.m.. Enjoy food & football Rotonda Elks Fruit&Vegetable Club, Suncoast Trop Fruit&Veg Club Nov 18 12:30 p.m. 234 E Nippino Nokomis Marc Minno PhD speaker 941-539-0073 FC FUEL TEEN GROUP, FUEL High School Youth Group meets Sun. 4 p.m. @ 140 Rot. Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food & Bible Study. 475-7447 KARAOKE, Every Sunday VFW Post 10178 550 N. McCall Road.4:00 Â„ 7:00 p.m.Sonny & Heather come sing with us. Public Welcome FC BLAST KIDS, BLAST Middle School Youth Group meets Sun. 5-7 p.m.@140 Rot. Blvd. W. Join us for fun, food, games & Bible Study. 475-7447 Sunday, American Legion Post 113 3436 Indiana Road Rotonda West 697 3616 Elvis show 6:30 tickets $15/20. KofC brkfst Sun 18th, 7:30-1p. $7, kids $3. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fries. Sacred Heart, 211 W Charlotte Av PG 575-4606 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 Eagles, 23111 Harborview Road PC 941-629-1645. Open 12-7PM NFL package 9TVÂŽS drink specials, bring your own food & snacks Punta Gorda Elks, 12 p.m. Bar & Tiki open, 2-5 Funday Sunday, Music by Tiki Tom @ 25538 Shore,PG,637-2606, members & guests VFW Sunday Bingo, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690 Sunday Bingo 1-4 p.m., Smoke Free, Lunch Avaiable, Info 941-235-8992 Yoga in the Park, Sun Nov 11 4-5:30 p.m. Donation: Homeless Coalition of Charlotte Co. Gilchrist Park Punta Gorda 33950 Opera to Broadway, Greatest Hits from Opera to Broadway 7:30 PM $55 CPAC, 701 Carmalita St., PG 941-205-5996 www.charlottesymphony.com MONDAYBasic Exercise, 9-10 a.m., $3/class. N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Join Brenda for fun & good workout. North Port Moose, $7,$6, and $4 lunch specials with happy hour at 3! Wings on special! Q-6 14156 Tamiami Trl North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Lunch 11-2, Wings 5-7, Q-7PM, Music by Paul Savoie 6:309:30, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Duplicate Bridge, 12:304:30 p.m., $3/pp N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Come join our fun group. Ella 429-8958 Rummikub, 1-4 p.m., N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Enjoy cards but not holding them? This fun game played w Tiles AMVETS 2000, Activity Committee Meeting @ 5 p.m. DebÂs Darts @ 7 p.m. refreshments served 401 Ortiz Blvd NP 941-429-1999 AMVETS 312 Dinner, Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5-7 Daily specials Show-Me-the-Money 6:30 7050 Chancellor Blvd NP 941-429-5403 Zumba, 6 pm, Shannon Staub Library, 941-861-1740 Dance fitness class. Free Eagles, 23111 Harborview Road PC 941-629-1645 lunch 11-2 pm dinner 5-8 Trustees meet 6 p.m. Aerie/ Aux meet 7 p.m. Genealogy, Free Class ÂLegacy SIGÂ at Mid County Library, 10:30 am, MON Nov 19. Public Welcome, for info 941-769-1813 Bible Study @ Faith, WomenÂs Bible Class on Mon. 10:30 a.m. w/Drive Hilgendorf learn a new topic each week,Faith Lutheran,4005 Palm Drive, PG 33950 Mahjong @ Faith, All are welcome to join us in playing this fascinating game. Mon. 12:30 p.m. @ Faith Lutheran, 4005 Palm Drive., PG 33950. Fun With Music, Cultural Center 2280 Aaron St. 1 p.m.3:30 p.m.. An afternoon w/live music $1. Musicians always welcomed, 625-4175. PC Moose Lodge Bingo, Early birds 5 to 6 p.m. Jackpot Bingos 6-10 p.m. Food available 4-6 p.m. Immigration Justice, Free immigration Film, Â4.1 MilesÂŽ, story Of Turkish migrants. Mon. Nov. 19,5:30 Mid County Library, Forrest Nelson, PC Am Leg 110 Bingo, Bar Bingo Â„ Specials, Hot Ball Â„ Open to Public Â„ Starts at 6:00 Monday Dinner, American Legion P ost 113 3436 Indiana Road 697 3616 Monday dinner spaghetti or fried chicken 5-7. Music-Fire&Ice Crafting, Handmade items avail or help us create one of a kind crafts, Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple, 9:30 Â„ 12:30, 681-2048 Table Tennis, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-861-1980, 9:30-12:30p. Cost $2 Caregiver CoffeeChat, Caring for family member or friend? Helpful chat over coffee or tea. 10-11 a.m. Suncoast Aud. 779 Medical Drive RSVP: 473-3919 Wings & Dancing, Wings, burgers, salads, specials & more 5-7 p.m. Music: Coastal Jamz 6-9 p.m. Members & guests Rotonda Elks Euchre, Euchre Every Mon & Wed @ 1:00 PM VFW Post 10178, 550 N McCall Road., (941)474-7516 Come join us and have fun! Ukulele Band, Every Monday 2:00 to 3:30, 646 Rotonda circle. Music avail. Doug 941-786-5455 E.B. Bingo & Eats, Join us 11/19, 4-6 p.m. for E.B. Bingo & great Food at Holiday Estates I&II, 1445 Seagull Drive., Reg. Bingo begins in Dec. Zumba Gold & Toning, Get fit while working out with Ricki to world music at Lemon Bay WomanÂs Club, 51 N. Maple St, 6-7 pm, $7 each. 445-1310 TUESDAYMenÂs Fellowship, Gulf Cove Methodist Men meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 8 a.m., at Perkins, 6001 S. Salford, North Port. 697-1747 Scrabble, 9:30-11:30 a.m., N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Come for fun. Challenge your mind & improve vocabulary Mahjongg, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Learn something new & have fun w friends North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Tacos 11-2, Euchre 12-4, $0.25 off drafts, domestic btls & wells, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865 Line Dancing, 12:152:15 p.m., $5/class. N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Learn new steps & have fun. Great exercise. Joan 661-3799 Friend to Friend, Fellowship and fun every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.. Noon luncheon on 4th Tuesday. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 WEDNESDAYBasic Exercise, 9-10 a.m., $3/class. N P Senior Center, 426-2204. Join Brenda for fun & good workout. Amateur Radio, North Port Amateur Radio Club, Coffee Break. All Welcome. North Port AbbeÂs Doughnuts 9:15AM come & have coffee 888-2980 North Port VFW, Members & Guests, Lunch 11-2, Bar Bingo 1-3, Pool Table, Bowling, Jukebox, 4860 Trott Cir, NP 426-6865Charlotte County marriage licensesÂ€ Billy Wayne Harper of Gore, Okla., and Amber Bree Harper of Fort Smith, Ark. Â€ Diahanna Lynn Campbell of Oak Forest, Ill., and Robert Sean Coleman of Oak Forest, Ill. Â€ Marco Goetzke of Kummerfeld, Germany, and Sonja Sammann of Kummerfeld, Germany Â€ Richard William Hale of Punta Gorda, and Diane Simone Leblanc of Punta Gorda Â€ John William Flesher of Massillon, Ohio, and Sabra Lee McDonald of Massillon, Ohio Â€ Julie Ann Gerard of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Chris Harold Johnson of Pierson, Mich. Â€ Robert John Ladd of Port Charlotte, and Melannie Ann McElroy of Port Charlotte Â€ Paul Louis Marcuzzo Jr., of Punta Gorda, and Kathleen Mary Fuller of Punta Gorda Â€ Daniel Jason Singh of North Port, and Jill Renee Jeffries of North Port Â€ Dereck Shawn Manley of Arcadia, and Katie Ann Goffe of Arcadia Â€ Joseph Polonyi of Englewood, and Mary Zsuzsanna Polonyi of Englewood Â€ Alex Ryan Howard of Port Charlotte, and Amanda Nicole Myatt of Port Charlotte Â€ Crystal Merline Porter of Punta Gorda, and Brian Geoffrey Goetz of Punta Gorda Â€ Karen Ann Mikkalson of Venice, and Paul Allen Runyon of Port Charlotte Â€ Thomas James Ghostley, of Punta Gorda, and Tiffany Nicole Bryant of Punta Gorda Â€ Joseph Cade Dillon of Punta Gorda, and Kelsey Jo Mason of Punta Gorda Â€ Alexis Victoria Lobianco of Port Charlotte, and Javon James Richardson of Port Charlotte Â€ Jason Scott Osborne of Port Charlotte, and Hilda Rebecca Skelton of Port Charlotte Â€ Ricky Lee Walker of Port Charlotte, and Briana Nicole GrifÂ“th of Port Charlotte Â€ Mark Anthony Lindo of Port Charlotte, and Jacquelyne Amabel Gutierrez of Port CharlotteCharlotte County divorcesÂ€ Marlana Kimberly Armstrong v. Andrew Pearson Armstrong Â€ Michael Benjamin Elliott v. Debra Ann Elliott Â€ Louise Howard v. Ronald Howard Â€ Diane R. Hunt v. Steven J. Hunt Â€ Ashley Lauren Moore-Boreni v. Austin Daniel Moore-Boreni Â€ Toni M. Rosas v. Hugo Rosas Silva Â€ Cory Sayen v. Michael J. Sayen WEEKLY RECORD BRIDGE WINNERS WINNERS CIRCLE BIRTHDAYS CONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in SundayÂs Sun we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the personÂs name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline i s 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 5th birthday to Kaiden Belanger on his special day, Nov. 2. Happy 15th birthday to Kayla Toohill on her special day, Nov. 18. Happy 102nd birthday to Dorothy L. Payne on her special day, Nov. 19. Happy 3rd birthday to Isla Wilson on her special day, Nov. 24.American Legion Post 110Â€ Bridge winners Nov. 12: Bucky Jacques, 5010; Corlotta Crowell, 4000; Nancy Nagrant, 3500; Jean Finks, 3410.Charlotte Harbor Yacht ClubÂ€ Ladies Bridge winners Nov. 13: 1-Phoebe McMillan; 2-Irene Runkle; 3-Pat Saucier. Â€ Slam Bridge winners Nov. 14: 1-Emine Sahin; 2-Chuck Floramo; 3-George Miller.Charlotte Square Condominium ComplexÂ€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners Nov. 10: Trudy Riley, 5990; Jay Oberlander, 5740; Virginia Clayton, 5080; Bud Barnhouse, 4100.Cultural Center of Charlotte CountyÂ€ Mahjong winners Nov. 11: Table 1: Kathy Chappell; Table 2: Merry Davine, Barb Polisar; Table 3: Evelyn Kalmaer, Emily Hughes; Table 4: Irene Roach. Nov. 13: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Carole Drake; Table 2: Janis Plamondon, Barb Polisar; Table 3: Doreen Foster, Rita Cassero; Table 4: Jerry Lee, Connie Opritza.Englewood ElksÂ€ Trivia Game winners Nov. 13: 1-Barbarians, $71; 2-Phillies, $23.FishermenÂs Village Yacht BasinÂ€ Mahjong winners Nov. 13: 1-Judy Koeppler ,260; 2Barb Ganem, 255; 3-Olga Massicotte, 200; 4-Martha Huntszicker 180. Nov. 15: 1-Baret Beatty, 200; Pat Trefry, 200; 2-Cindy Bielawiec, 180; 3-Joyce Munson, 175; 4-Martha Huntszicker, 140.Isles Yacht ClubÂ€ Scrabble winners Nov. 9: Diana Lehr, 233, 156.Kings GateÂ€ Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Nov. 9: Lynn Davis, 964; Jan Howard, 948; Kathy Garbowicz, 879. Â€ Bridge winners Nov. 12: 1-Jerry Shoemaker, 4600; 2-Fred Wiebel, 4280; 3-Cleta Clark, 3900. Â€ Wednesday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Nov. 14: Dick Lajoie, 1218; Jim Conway, 1098; Kathy Garbowicz, 701.KingswayÂ€ Ladies Bridge winners Nov. 9: 1-Carol Fisher; 2-Lucy Schmidt. Nov. 14: 1-Suzy Fulton, 2-Linda Bellmore. Â€ Partners Bridge winner Nov. 14: 1-Linda Bellmorem, Bev Bossert; 2-Ron and Dee Nutt.Moose Lodge 2121Â€ Euchre Card Game winners Nov. 8: Michael Robinson, 77; Linda Lowther Karr, 73; Wanda Clark, 72; Larry Barratt, 71; Steve Daily, 70; Jim Knott, 70. Â€ Contract Bridge winners Nov. 14: Bud Barnhouse, 6210; Lila Jameson, 5960; Barnara Allore, 5350; Trudy Riley, 5160.Port Charlotte Bridge ClubÂ€ Contract Bridge winners Nov. 9: Ron Levis, 6490; Jerry Shoemaker, 5140; Jim Ellsworth, 5060; Trudy Riley, 4920.RiverwoodÂ€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners Nov. 9: 1-Sawgrass Sharks; 2-Blue Penguins.Twin Isles Country ClubÂ€ Duplicate Bridge winners Nov. 14: 1-Joan Shute, Susan Baird, 2-(tie) Shirley Carlson, Emma May Goddard, Joanne Ryder, Joan Lasley. Nov. 15: 1Nancy Scheer, Joan Shute; 2-Emma May Goddard, Joanne Ryder; 3-Sharon Groff, Pam Lawler.North Port Senior Center Oct. 29: North/South Â„ 1st: Glen and Nancy McGeady; 2nd: Dave Johnson and Helen Norris; 3rd: Flo Sayre and Pat Prentzel. East/West Â„ 1st: Warren Prince and Ann Benmayor; 2nd: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 3rd: Kay and Pat Rungee Nov. 5: North/South Â„ 1st: Glen and Nancy McGeady; 2nd (tie) Homer Baxter and Carol Schuldt and George and Donna Przybylek. East/West Â„ 1st: Marcia Lanphear; 2nd (tie) Judy Foster and Ariel Schaefer and Sharon Crafton and Donna Brua Nov. 12: North/South Â„ 1st: Sharon Redmond and Helen Jarvis; 2nd: Alba Falconi and Lenore Bumstead; 3rd: John Herrmann and Marcia Lamphear; 4th: Ruth Colman and Pat Lawler; 5th: Homer and Ron Baxter. East/ West Â„ 1st: Warren Prince and Ann Benmayor: 2nd: Ken and Sue Hegemann; 3rd: Roberta and Bud Swingle; 4th: Ariel Schaefer and Judy Foster; 5th: Martha Padden and Janice Gammage. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018By ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITERSARASOTA Â„ The Sarasota County School Board will meet Tuesday to swear in its members, followed by its regular 3 p.m. meeting. Chair Bridget Ziegler, Vice Chair Jane Goodwin and board member Shirley Brown will be a part of the short ceremony Tuesday following their re-election. Also on the agenda, the board will nominate its new chair and vice chair for the 2018-19 school year. Following the nominations, the board will move into its regular board meeting at 3 p.m. The board will look at two new items of new business on Tuesday. The two items for public comment are kindergarten through Â“fth-grade science textbooks and sixththrough 12th-grade social studies textbooks. The textbooks would be adopted for the 2019-20 school year. The materials are under review. As part of the adoption of new textbooks, the board hears public comment. In previous years, the textbooks have sparked comment from community groups. During the last adoption cycle, a group claimed that the books up for adoption were trying to indoctrinate children into a left-leaning agenda. The other item of new business will be the new banking resolution. The resolution is put on an agenda every year and the board discusses the resolution between the bank and the district. According to board documents, the resolution will allow the district to conduct business with a bank to do its deposits, withdrawals and business transactions for the next year. The Sarasota County School Board will meet at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday for its reorganization meeting followed by its regular board meeting at 3 p.m. in the board chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarasota. Meetings are broadcast live on The Education Channel, Comcast channel 20 and Frontier channel 33. Meetings are streamed live on the districtÂs website www.sarasotacounty schools.net.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWill textbooks be controversial again this year?Sarasota County School Board needs public input Tuesday on science, social studies books By BETSY CALVERTSTAFF WRITERA second citizen advisory board has lost its ability to discuss any proposed real estate projects in Charlotte County Â„ ranging from a Burger King to the planned Sunseeker Resort. After lengthy discussion mostly involving two Charlotte County commissioners last week, the board voted 4-0 to approve new rules for the Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee. Those rules bar the committee from reviewing proposals. The committee can only discuss broad policy not linked to any project. Commissioner Joe Tiseo tried to pin down county lawyers to Â“nd out how far the ban goes. ÂLetÂs say itÂs member comment at the advisory board, and somebody says, ÂHey, I heard thereÂs something going on here,Â and they have a discussion about it, and itÂs in the minutes. Are they not allowed to do that anymore?ÂŽ County Attorney Janette Knowlton said yes, they could, but assistant attorney Thomas David, later, seemed to think differently. ÂI would always discourage the boardsÂ discussing matters that are in the pipeline.ÂŽ Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch said at least 50 people have complained to him about this move, which comes from the county attorneyÂs ofÂ“ce and the Economic Development OfÂ“ce. ÂAt no compensation, we have citizens that provide invaluable service to the county and to this board,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhat bothers me about this whole process..is a number of people felt weÂre pushing them out.ÂŽ ÂWhy canÂt they just go ahead and discuss the matter?ÂŽ Deutsch asked David. ÂMy opinion is that the process at the Charlotte Harbor CRA Advisory Committee is interfering with us (the county) giving that procedural due process to the applicants,ÂŽ David said. The current process is seen as burdensome to developers. David also said he believes the situation could lead to the county losing a development case in court, although there have been no court cases so far. ÂAll I want to do, if I have to go to court, is to win,ÂŽ David said. ÂWe work so hard that the works of this board are defensible in court.ÂŽ The county has many advisory boards, including for dozens of neighborhood drainage units. The Charlotte Harbor committee was founded in 1992. Boards, except the Planning and Zoning Advisory Committee, face the same fate. The Murdock Village board has already lost this authority. John Haymans quit the Charlotte Harbor committee over this rule change. The message, he said, is that the commission doesnÂt want to hear any negative opinions about certain projects. Commissioner Bill Truex criticized Tiseo for bringing back a topic that had already been resolved without dispute. Tiseo answered some things need to be said in public. ÂI just want to be very careful that we have a vigorous discussion when it comes to transparency or the appearance that this board may be trying to limit transparency, which weÂre not,ÂŽ Tiseo said. ÂThis is a technical issue, a legal issue, a due process issue.ÂŽ ÂThis is where transparency and due process collide.ÂŽEmail: Ecalvert@sun-herald.comThe Sun reports arrests in Charlotte County daily. The ClerkÂs Office provided the following information regarding dispositions and sentences. The following cases were dropped/abandoned (no file): Gaye W. Lamka 56, 17500 block of Terry Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Vincent J. Winsky 54, 23300 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Donna Geronimo 54, 23300 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. William C. McGuigan 40, 3200 block of Cindy Lane, Englewood. Charge: battery. Angelina D. Kauffman 29, 1500 block of Paxton Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Thomas S. Lose 32, 9300 block of New Martinsville Ave., Englewood. Charge: resisting arrest without violence. Thomas J. McPherson Jr. 28, Fort Myers. Charge: giving a false name. James S. McGlone Jr. 34, 20300 block of Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Lateapha Z. McBurney 26, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Drive, Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Eugene J. Michaud IV 32, Woonsokent, Rhode Island. Charge: battery. Jared M. Bracewell 18, 9400 block of Casa Grande Ave., Englewood. Charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and interfering with custody. The following cases were nolle prosequi: Justin R. Burton 35, 2200 block of Lakeview Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. A charge of failure to appear was dropped. Ryley L. Fisher 23, 4200 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: aggravated battery and arson. Raymond D. Hisler 25, 1300 block of Persay Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: trespassing. Alissia M. Hisler 25, 1300 block of Persay Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: trespassing. Hazel E. Juco 19, Canton, Michigan. Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Robert L. Mackey 29, Parrish, Florida. Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Samuel Bienaime 31, 1000 block of Bistrol Lane, Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. A failure to appear charge was dropped. The following defendants entered a pre-trial diversion program: Brian S. Markley 49, 2400 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Yamilette N. Gandolff 19, 25400 block of Tevesine Court, Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Patricia A. Sorenson 19, 22400 block of Vale Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. The following defendants were adjudicated guilty: Danielle L. Ferrero 35, 1400 block of Schenley St., Port Charlotte. Charge: theft of a controlled substance. Sentence: 36 months of probation. Outstanding fees: $515. Austin C. Pokornik 23, 900 block of Groveland, Venice. Charges: grand theft auto and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentence: six months in jail. Outstanding fees: $702. Gavin L. Jackson 26, homeless. Charge: resisting arrest without violence. Sentence: four months in jail. Outstanding fees: $764. DeJesus M. Kelly 40, homeless. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentence: 60 days in jail. Outstanding fees: $335. Charges of failure to appear and loitering or prowling were not prosecuted. Taryn E. Barlow, 30, 2000 block of Calder Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: driving without a valid license. Sentence: 60 days in jail. Outstanding fees: $320. Kimberly A. Miller 32, 600 block of Ennis Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges of possession of cocaine and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana were not prosecuted. Sentence: 60 days in jail. Outstanding fees: $585. Sterling B. Butler 20, 21200 block of Alderson Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A charge of shooting/throwing a deadly missile into a vehicle or dwelling was dropped. Sentence: 364 days in jail and three years of probation. Outstanding fees: $1,017. William P. Barnhill 55, homeless. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. A failure to appear charge was dropped. Sentence: 60 days in jail. Outstanding fees: $865. Dyuan T. Damon 20, Pompano Beach, Florida. Charges: burglary and grand theft. Sentence: 15 months in prison and 24 months of probation. Outstanding fees: $665. Â„ Compiled by Christy FeinbergÂPushing them outÂ?Charlotte advisory board will not review proposals anymore Every day the Sun reports any arrests in Charlotte County. Then, we track those cases through the 20th Judicial Court System and report the outcomes here. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. Casino tripSan Pedro Holy Name Society hosts a one-day trip leaving at 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, call Ron 941-416-5559.Toy rallyAmerican Legion Post 254 hosts a toy rally and hog roast Dec. 2 at the post, 6649 Taneytown St., North Port. Entertainment includes The Bobby Band along with food and drinks. Those who bring an unwrapped toy receive a free drink Â„ one drink per person.Relay for LifeRelay for Life is set for April 13 at North Port High SchoolÂs football Â“eld. The leaders are currently looking for people wanting to form teams for fundraising along with survivors, people currently Â“ghting cancer and caregivers of those who have had or currently has cancer so they can be honored at the event. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/ northportÂ” or call Melina Frederick at 941-447-0475 or email melinafrederick@ yahoo.com.Pinochle gamesPinochle games take place from noon to 3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Fridays at the North Port Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd., North Port. For more information, call 941-426-2204.Pinochle gamesGames of pinochle are scheduled from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays at St. Pedro Catholic Church Hall, 14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port. For more information, call Terry at 941-698-4904.Friends of WildlifeNorth Port Friends of Wildlife hosts Jamie Reynolds for a discussion on ecosystems in the area at 6 p.m., Nov. 28, at Shannon Staub Public Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port. Reynolds, a Punta Gorda resident, is a Florida master gardener and will discuss the Florida master naturalist program. For more information, visit www.northportfriends ofwildlife.org or call 941-876-3720.Car showSan Pedro Catholic Church quarterly car show is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration begins at 9:30 am. with $10 donation per entrant. Public entry is free. There will be a PastorÂs Choice trophy, 20 JudgesÂ Choice trophies along with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music and food available for purchase. For more information, call Steve at 941-423-6690.Volunteers neededNorth Port Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to be drivers or kitchen assistants available to work midday once a week for a few hours for meal preparation or delivery. To volunteer or for more information, call Terry Repose at 941-6856969 or email npmealson email@example.com.Writers on the AirWriters gather together on Sundays at Common Grounds Meeting Hall to take part in Writers on the Air through WKDW Radio, 97.5 FM in North Port. Common Grounds is at 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Writers are sought to read 3-5 minutes of poems, stories or screenplays. The public is welcomed as well. For more information, call Linda Schell at 941-223-1262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Pancake breakfastNorth Port Knights of Columbus hosts a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at ApplebeeÂs, 17500 S. Tamiami Trail North Port. The cost is $10 per ticket. Proceeds go to charities. For tickets, call Michael at 941-380-7248 or Tony at 617-320-1759. Tickets are available at the door. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Â„ Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little Â“shing Â„ not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge recently put it, is Âthe laughingstock of the worldÂŽ when it comes to voting. ÂWeÂre the only state that has problems year after year,ÂŽ the shirtless 58-year-old said, shaking his head. ÂWhy is it like this? Is it the people in charge? Are our machines not like other statesÂ machines? Fraud? Incompetence? ItÂs hard to say.ÂŽ With races for U.S. Senate and governor still ofÂ“cially undecided, the stateÂs latest recount only adds to its reputation for bungling elections. To much of the world, vote-counting confusion is as authentically Florida as jam-packed theme parks, alligators on golf courses and the ubiquity of Pitbull (the Miami rapper, not the dog). FloridaÂs history of election woes dates back to 2000, when it took more than Â“ve weeks for the state to declare George W. Bush the victor over Vice President Al Gore by 537 votes, thus giving Bush the presidency. Back then, punch-card ballots were punch lines. Photos of election workers using magnifying glasses to search for hanging chads and pregnant chads symbolized the painstaking process. There are no chads this year, but there are plenty of cracks about Â”ashbacks to the BushGore contest. And, just as in 2000, the Republican candidates in the contested races have declared themselves winners and asked for the recount to stop. Add to this a litany of other voting problems: Palm Beach CountyÂs tallying machines went on the fritz during the recount due to age and overwork. The electricity went out in Hillsborough County during a machine recount and resulted in an 846-vote deÂ“cit. Broward County missed the state deadline to turn in recount results by two minutes. Those glitches led U.S. District Judge Mark Walker to ask why state ofÂ“cials have repeatedly failed to anticipate problems in elections. ÂWe have been the laughingstock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to Â“x this,ÂŽ he said. Walker is presiding over several election-related lawsuits that have been Â“led since Nov. 6. On Friday, election workers in all 67 counties began recounting by hand about 93,000 ballots that were not recorded by voting machines. Many counties Â“nished up the Senate recount on the Â“rst day. All results are supposed to be turned in by today at noon. State ofÂ“cials will ofÂ“cially certify the totals next week. The entire spectacle drew late-night TV jokes. Ally Hoard, Broward county native and writer on ÂLate Night With Seth Myers,ÂŽ was merciless in a video clip. ÂHow will Florida handle this recount? Not great,ÂŽ she said. ÂFlorida is a mess. The people are confused and the system is corrupt.ÂŽ But some others, like 74-year-old Dunedin resident Mary Sanders, said the ÂlaughingstockÂŽ comment, and all the jokes, are unwarranted. ÂI donÂt think that now that I live here,ÂŽ the New Jersey transplant said. ÂI guess IÂm becoming more pro-Florida.ÂŽ Sanders, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters, spent Thursday in a windowless room at the Pinellas County election supervisorÂs ofÂ“ce with dozens of other observers, watching ofÂ“cials scrutinize ballots. She said the world doesnÂt see the normal side of Florida during times such as this. ÂHere in Pinellas County at least, itÂs been a very well-run election,ÂŽ she said. Indeed, the recount there has been run like clockwork, with election ofÂ“cials giving tours of the ballot warehouse and handing reporters detailed agendas of daily activity. Paul George, a Miami historian, isnÂt so certain about FloridaÂs reputation, or as charitable as Sanders. ÂWeÂre a joke,ÂŽ he said. George thinks part of the problem is that, to some degree, people come to Florida to start over. The traditions and habits they had elsewhere arenÂt the same in the Sunshine State. ÂItÂs different here,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf youÂre back home in, say, Ohio, you know the people at the precinct.ÂŽ And the state has many new citizens, he said, along with confusing ballot designs. Or perhaps, he mused, election drama is something intrinsic to Florida. ÂAre you aware of what happened in 1876?ÂŽ he asks, with mirth in his voice. ThatÂs when the U.S. had a hotly contested presidential election. The winner wasnÂt certain until March 2, 1877. Democrat Samuel Tilden won the popular vote, and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes won the Electoral College. Allegations of fraud abounded. Votes from three states were disputed. Which state had problems? ÂMORE TROUBLE IN FLORIDA,ÂŽ read an Associated Press headline from Jan. 6, 1877.LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSRecount adds to FloridaÂs reputation for bungling electionsSouthwest FloridaÂs Fallen HeroÂs Wreath ProgramThis program started in Philadelphia in 2014 for fallen Police OfÂ“cer John Pawlowski. The family was inspired by the national ÂWreaths Across AmericaÂŽ for Veterans. They are working to spread this memorial until it is nationwide. The National website is www.fhwppa.com. Legion Rider member Bud Boyer is Southwest FloridaÂs Chapter President. Help is needed to assemble the wreaths, which will be distributed on the Â“rst Saturday in December to our local fallen Police OfÂ“cers, First Responders, and FiremenÂs gravesites. Help to assemble wreaths at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25 at American Legion Post 103, 2101 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda For more information, contact Bud at 609-846-4221 or by email at barndoor24@ comcast.net.Guardian ad Litem child advocate orientationThe Florida Guardian ad Litem program supports volunteers who advocate for the best interests of the 416 children in Charlotte Couny who have been abused, neglected or abandoned by the adults in their life. If you are interested in being a champion for the children in your community, attend a onehour orientation at the GAL ofÂ“ce, 18500 Murdock Circle Bldg. B Suite 203, Port Charlotte. Orientation will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 26. Open to all full-time residents at least 21 years of age with 8 to 10 hours monthly to volunteer on their own schedule with staff support and free training. For more information or to sign up for orientation call 941-613-3233.ÂGardening for WildlifeÂBill Dunson, Ph.D., Penn State University Professor Emeritis will deliver a program, ÂGardening for WildlifeÂŽ at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peace River ButterÂ”y Society. Retired biology professor, Dr Bill is a frequent speaker and outing leader in SW Florida, where he is a winter resident. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the GFWC WomenÂs Club, 20271 Tappan Zee Drive, Port Charlotte. For more information or to RSVP for the Nov. 30 outing, call 941-625-0381 or e mail sfscott2011@ hotmail.com.CCGSI Meeting and Genealogy ClassesCharlotte County Genealogical Society Inc. (CCGSI) continues free meetings and genealogy classes at Mid-County Regional Library in Room C, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte on Nov. 19 and 26 and on Tuesdays, Nov. 20 and 27. All classes and meetings are free and open to the public.2018 Holly Days Home Tour announcedThe Punta Gorda Garden Club will presents its 2018 Holly Days Home Tour, ÂSilver BellsÂŽ from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Four homes and one church in the PG Historic District will be lushly decorated with Â”owers and greens. Cost is a $15 donation. A poinsettia market and light refreshments will be served at First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-916-3341, visit www.pggc.org, or club Facebook page.Peace River Audubon Christmas Bird CountVolunteers are needed for the Peace River AudubonÂs 2018 Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15 and encompasses a 15-mile diameter circle, the center point being approximately downtown Punta Gorda. The circle is divided into about 12 areas, the furthest south areas being Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC) and Cecil B Webb preserve. There are three water areas: the southern part of Charlotte Harbor including the area around Alligator Creek; the northern part of the Harbor; and the Peace River from the US 41 bridge. Each area is headed up by an individual who determines where their group goes in their particular area, where and when they meet. In some cases, they break up into smaller groups covering particular areas, such as a golf course. Most groups start about 7 a.m. and go until about noon. Some go out again later in the afternoon to count birds coming in for the evening. To sign up for the bird count or for more information, contact Tony Licata at 941-5059775, email alicata@ dcwis.com.Volunteer with AARP Tax-AideAARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers for this tax season. YouÂll be helping people in your own community with a much needed service thatÂs free, individualized and has no strings attached. You will work with taxpayers directly; filling out tax returns and helping them seek a refund. Experience isnÂt necessary-weÂll train you on the latest tax preparation forms and software. Love working with people? Be a greeter. You will welcome taxpayers, help organize their paperwork and manage the overall flow of service. Contact us at www. aarp.org/taxaide or give us a call locally at 941-625-2285 and ask for Steve. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Feel good about holiday spendingTransfer your balance from your high interest credit card and get 2.2% APR* until January 2020. Â€ No annual fee Â€ No balance transfer fee Â€ Up to 1.5% cash backAPPLY TODAY!Visit your local branch or apply online achievacu.com/credit*APR= Annual Percentage Rate. The promotional balance transfer APR of 2.2% will be applied to balance transfers which post to y our account through your January 2020 billing cycle. Following the January 2020 billing cycle, your standard APR of 9.9% to 17.9% for balance transfers, purchases and cash advances will apply based on your creditworthiness. 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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy JERRY BEARDSUN CORRESPONDENTThe Charlotte County Historical Center Society held its Awards Dinner, at Hurricane CharleyÂs Nov. 10, in Punta Gorda. The dinner was held to honor individuals and organizations, past and present, who have made signiÂ“cant contributions to the history of the area. Silent and live auctions were held, along with dinner by ÂThe Caterer.ÂŽ Attendees listened to historical stories from Honorees, who were often the descendants of early Punta Gorda region settlers. The Charlotte County Historical Center Society is a nonproÂ“t organization. For more information call: 941-629-7278.Past and present honored by Historical Center Society Michael Haymans opened the awards dinner with acoustic music. The Historical Center placed a display in the hallway of Hurricane CharleyÂs, featuring old photos of Punta Gorda, and historical newspaper articles. The Historical Center placed a display in the hallway of Hurricane CharleyÂs, featuring old photos of Punta Gorda, and historical newspaper articles. The Desguin Family poses for a photo. The Crosland Family poses for a photo. The Charlotte Sun was an Organizational Honoree, with Glen Nickerson (left) Ron Dupont, Jr., Ronald Dupont, III and Stacie Goldberg. Cherlynn Scott with honoree ÂBig JohnÂŽ Lloyd. Gussie Baker accepted an award on behalf of past Punta Gorda Superintendent Dr. Hugh Adams. Pastor Bill Frank of the First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda accepted an Organizational Award, for the historical Church. Paul Polk (left) accepts an award on behalf of his early ancestor, Punta Gorda business owner, Thomas E. Crosland, from Historical Center President Gene Murtha. Accepting the award for Honoree Judge John T. Rose, are descendants Anne and Ric Pifer. At right: Martha McKenzie accepts an award on behalf of her Early Pioneer Ancestor Martha Sandlin Morgan, from Historical Center President Gene Murtha. SUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDBucky (left) and Joe McQueen accept an award on behalf of Honoree Nathanial McQueen, as the Rev. Bill Klossner stands on stage. adno=3630074-1
BEST IN SHOW RAISES THOUSANDSIt was a battle for glory between floppy ears and wagging tails. Charlotte CountyÂs Animal Welfare League hosted their ÂBest in ShowÂŽ competition to help homeless animals. Â€ See page 12 MORNING SMILES WITH DADSHeron Creek Middle School hosted its annual ÂDonuts with Dads.ÂŽ Felix Jordan attended the event with his stepdaughter, eighth-grader Journe James. Â€ See page 7 HAVE YOUR CAKE AND CARRY IT, TOOFarmers Market vendors tempt customers with creative, home-made buys. Â€ See page 8OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES Sunday, November 18, 2018 860 Park Road, Englewood 10454 Coquina Court, Placida 1060 Bradberry Drive, Nokomis 860 Park Rd, Englewood, FL 34223 County: Sarasota Year built: 1969 Price: $1,499,000 LP/SqFt: $409.45 Garage: 3-car Beds: 3 Baths:3 SF heated: 3661 Total acreage: .35 Pool: Yes, in ground, caged Location: Lemon Bay Park Listing agent/brokerage: Sandra Adkins-Pertz, 941-587-3464, SandraLPertz@msn.com; Re/Max Platinum Realty, 941-929-9090 10454 Coquina Ct, Placida, FL 33946 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2016 Price: $339,700 LP/SqFt: $195.68 Garage: 2-car Beds: 2 + den Baths: 2 SqFt Heated: 1736 Total Acreage: 0.15 Pool: Community Location: Placida, Gated community Listing agent/brokerage: Curt Cooke, 941-2321899, curttcooke@gmail. com; RE/MAX Platinum RealtyWest Villages, 941-929-9090 1060 Bradberry Dr., Nokomis, FL 34275 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2016 Current Price: $499,900 LP/SqFt: $186.81 Garage: 2-car Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 SqFt Heated: 2,676 Total Acreage: 8820 sf Pool: yes Location: Lake front, Calusa Park Listing agent/brokerage: Deborah Miller, PLLC, 941-375-5000, Deborah@ FloridaMyNewHome. com; RE/MAX PLATINUM REALTY, 941-929-9090I had no idea leaky pipes and surge suppressors would generate the interest they did. HereÂs what some of your fellow readers had to say. Goldy wrote: ÂGreat article in Sunday paper. Had the same issue with a leak to our kitchen island. At Â“ rst, my Â“ ance and I blamed our rescue greyhound. But then we realized that she couldnÂt have had such a big accident! My mechanicallyinclined Â“ ance was able to repair the pipe leading to the island sink without tearing up the marble tile. He ran a small-diameter, high pressure tube inside the existing, non-copper supply line, making the attachment to the sink and the manifold in the laundry room. We considered this to be a temporary repair until we magically come into the funds to replace all the pipes. That was 11 years ago. No problems since.ÂŽ Ron wrote: ÂThanks Brett for the information. Of the things I think about at 2 am, replumbing is right up there. I live in Deep Creek; my home is 30 years old. For planning purposes, I have received several estimates. They ranged from $4,800 to $7,000. HereÂs my question: I too have noticed one of my living room Â” oor tiles is warm at times. It is in a direct line to the 2nd bathroom plumbing, where youÂd expect. I do not hear any sounds associated with running water. Is the presence of that warm tile an indicator (of a leak)? Any thoughts are appreciated.ÂŽ Reply: IÂm not a plumber, so I donÂt have a solid answer for you. But here are some thoughts you may Â“ nd useful. HereÂs how many home inspectors determine if a home has water leaks. They Â“ rst check that all faucets, spigots, etc. are turned off. Then they check the water meter that is usually in the front yard near the street. If water is running anywhere beyond the meter, many meters will show an arrow turning as it measures the gallons. If the arrow is moving, it indicates that there is water running. In that case, it indicates that there is a leak. This may not work if the meter has been upgraded to the newer type that transmits the data like the way smart electric meters do. The fact you canÂt hear the high-pitch sound associated with a leaky pipe doesnÂt necessarily mean the sound is not there. I remember a time when the revolving arrow indicated the presence of a leak. It was driving the home inspector bananas because he couldnÂt Â“ nd any leaks. I had no problem Â“ nding it. As soon as I walked into a bathroom I heard the high-pitch sound coming from a toilet. It is common for a toilet tank to develop slow leaks as the Â” apper becomes worn. ItÂs also common that peopleÂs ability to hear high frequencies diminish with time. As hard as he tried, the inspector couldnÂt hear it. So, a younger pair of ears may be helpful. Regarding your warm tile, hereÂs what worked for me. I turned off the hot heater and shut the output valve to block hot water from entering my pipes. I laid an outdoor thermostat on the warm spot of the Â” oor. The next morning, the hot spot was the same cool temperature as the surrounding Â” oor. Because that spot had never been warm before, the only logical conclusion was that a hot water pipe under the spot and beneath the slab had leaked hot water. Skip wrote: ÂIn one of your recent articles, you addressed power surges in a home. You said you hired an electrician to install a whole-house surge protector (WHSP) in each of the houses that you have owned. Some people have told me that they pay Florida Power & Light a monthly fee for the same protection. What are your thoughts on these two options? I would prefer to hire an electrician and have him/her install the proper equipment and pay just once. Do you have a list of electricians that do this type of work?ÂŽ Reply: IÂve equipped every Florida home IÂve own since 1994 with a WHSP. It is installed next to the electrical panel and mitigates power surges before they enter your home or business. They also come equipped with a built-in lightning arrester. Like you, I receive regular promotions from FPL for the monthly protection plan. But in 24 years of severe thunderstorms, IÂve never experienced any damage to my electrical devices or appliances. I canÂt tell you deÂ“ nitively that my WHSP gives me the same protection as FPLÂs plan because I am not an electrician. But I can tell you it has worked Â” awlessly for me during the last 24 summers of severe thunderstorms. I would expect that any licensed electrician is familiar with these protectors. Expect to pay about $225, including installation. Happy Thanksgiving Week! Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty LLC. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@ BrettSlattery.com, or www. BrettSlattery.com.What other readers say Brett SLATTERYColumnist
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMESBy KIM PARKSBOARD OF REALTORSThe Englewood Area Board of Realtors recently held new member orientation. EABORÂs Acting CEO Linda Pizarro swore in 23 new agents. By becoming a member, Realtors are more than just agents, they are professional members of the National Association of Realtors. That means they subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Realtors are required to complete ethics training that meets the national associationÂs specific learning objectives and criteria. By becoming a member of the National Association of Realtors, they are part of AmericaÂs largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, including the associationÂs institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. EABORÂs mission statement is clear: ÂTo support the success and professionalism of our members while improving our community and protecting private property rights.ÂŽ EABOR has been the local voice for real estate since 1962. Keep in touch with EABOR on social media by following them on Twitter and Instagram @EABORFL and like them on Facebook.Englewood Board of Realtors welcomes new members PHOTO PROVIDED New members of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors include, from left, (seated) Belinda Stone of Floridian Realty Services, Ja ckee Rettler of Exit King Realty, Kellie Harshman of Floridian Realty Services, Kendal Canonico of Paradise Exclusive, Cheryl Divinsky of Gulf Realty & Associate s, Angela Stilwell of Michael Saunders & Co.-Boca, Michelle Cegledi of Gulf Access Homes, Austin Tracy of Lasbury-Tracy Realty, Brianna Nickerson of Coldwell Banker S unstar Realty, Ernest Frick of Ernest Frick Appraisals, (standing) Jason Hayes of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Heidi Beaudine of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Ken Parker of Medway Realty, Debra Munz of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Marie Mills of Keller Williams Realty Gold, Marsha Coats of Keller Williams Realty Gold, T oy Coxey of Keller Williams Realty Gold, George Chapell of Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Larry Benson of Cooperative Realty Welcome Home, Andrea Lukach of Keller Will iams Realty Gold, Anne Perron of Exit King Realty, Stephen Wilson of Keller Williams Realty Gold and Jennifer King of Keller Williams Realty Gold. By GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELQ: I want to sell my home to my daughter for a dollar. Is this something I can do myself, or do I need to see a lawyer? Â„ Carolyn L. Q: We retired in Florida. Our condo is owned by our New York ÂLiving Trust.ÂŽ Is this OK? Also, I want to make some changes to my trust and will; can I just make and initial the changes? Â„ Carolyn G. A: Properly planning your homeownership and estate plans is signiÂ“cantly less expensive than having to Â“x problems later. This is truly an area where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While individuals can legally draft a will, trust, or deed for themselves, it is not wise to do so unless they are knowledgeable and qualiÂ“ed to do so. I often tell clients that while I could technically stitch a cut on my own leg, I would be much better served going to the emergency room. I could probably stop the bleeding, but the scarring and infection could be a lot harder to Â“x. The same can be said about preparing these important documents yourself. While I am sure that you can Â“nd an appropriatelooking form on the internet, there is a good chance it could have unexpected ramiÂ“cations. I spend a fair amount of my practice Â“xing issues caused by self-help documents. Additionally, any transfer of a home is technically a sale, and there may be tax-related consequences to transferring a property to your child. For example, your transfer might impart a hefty Âgift taxÂŽ from the Internal Revenue Service on her, or you may owe transfer tax, known as Âdocumentary stamps,ÂŽ to the state. There is much more to properly transferring a title to your property than signing on the dotted line. Finally, no, do not make changes on your trust or will and initial them. This is not an effective method of making changes to these important documents. Out-of-state trusts can own property, but it is important to at least have them checked when you move to another state, since the laws of the state that you live in can have a great effect on your trust. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certiÂ“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his ofÂ“ce in Sunrise, Florida. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Can I sell my home to my daughter for $1?By JACK GUTTENTAGTHE MORTGAGE PROFESSORShould I reÂ“nance? This question was posed to me recently through Quora, the question-and-answer website. I did not answer it there because an adequate answer in the short space that Quora likes was impossible. But it made me think about why that was the case, and the result was this article. ÂShould I reÂ“nanceÂŽ is what I will call a Âcontingent question.ÂŽ Some other examples are: ÂShould I retire?ÂŽ ÂShould I trade-in my car?ÂŽ ÂShould I marry Charles?ÂŽ Contingent questions are unanswerable without more information provided by the questioner. The interesting thing is that in my three other examples, the contingent nature of the question would generally be recognized, so anyone posing any of these questions would include information that the questioner felt was relevant. But Âshould I reÂ“nance?ÂŽ was asked with no additional information provided. This probably reÂ”ects a lack of understanding that mortgage reÂ“nances have a variety of purposes, and that the success of a reÂ“nance depends on a range of factors that vary with the purpose.Lower interest costMost borrowers contemplating the reÂ“nance of a Â“xed-rate mortgage want to know whether the Â“nancial gain from a lower interest rate more than offsets the reÂ“nancing costs. This is less important as a motivation than it was a year ago because of the rise in rates. It remains relevant, however, to borrowers with older higher-rate mortgages who for one reason or another did not reÂ“nance when rates were at their lowest. I have three calculators on my website directed to this question. They all measure the beneÂ“ts of a rate-reduction reÂ“nance relative to the reÂ“nance costs. Calculator 3a is for borrowers who have one mortgage that will be reÂ“nanced into another mortgage. Calculator 3b is for borrowers who have both a Â“rst and a second mortgage that will be reÂ“nanced into one new mortgage. Calculator 3c is for borrowers who have one mortgage carrying private mortgage insurance and will be reÂ“nancing into a combination Â“rst and second mortgage without mortgage insurance.To raise cashAnother reason borrowers reÂ“nance is to raise cash. While cash-out reÂ“nances are priced higher than rate-reduction reÂ“nances, this is not in itself a deterrent to the borrower who needs cash. What matters to that borrower is whether the cost of the cash-out reÂ“nance is larger or smaller than the cost of raising the same amount of cash with a second mortgage. Calculator 3d on my site is directed to this question.To reduce the risk of higher rates on an ARMBorrowers who have an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) and are concerned about rising interest rates have their own reason for considering a reÂ“nance. They want to know whether the likely loss from retaining their ARM exceeds the cost of eliminating the risk by reÂ“nancing into an FRM. Calculator 3e is designed to answer their question.To make rate-reduction refinance possible by paying down the loan balanceSome borrowers have mortgage interest rates above the current market but they canÂt reÂ“nance at a lower rate because their house value has fallen. They want to know whether paying down the balance on their existing FRM in order to lower the cost of reÂ“nancing into another FRM would yield a satisfactory rate of return. These are sometimes called Âcash-in reÂ“nances.ÂŽ My calculator 3e is designed to answer that question.To eliminate high-cost short-term debt by consolidating it into one or two mortgagesBorrowers who are burdened with shortterm debt may want to know whether it pays to consolidate such debt in a cash-out reÂ“nance. Calculator 3e is designed to answer their question. If the borrower has only one mortgage, he can use my calculator 1b. It compares the cost of consolidating the short-term debt in a new and larger Â“rst mortgage, or in a second mortgage. Calculator 1c assumes the borrower has two mortgages plus other debt, which can be consolidated with a cash-out reÂ“nance or a new second mortgage. All the reÂ“nance calculators referred to in this article can be accessed at https:// www.mtgprofessor. com/CalculatorArticles/ ReÂ“nance-Calculator. html. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at http://www. mtgprofessor.com.Many reasons to refinance adno=3628194-1
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMES By JENNIFER BEESONFORT MYERS NEWS-PRESSUnemployment rates continue to drop in Southwest Florida and all over the state as businesses ramp up seasonal hiring. And hiring also got a big boost from an Amazon fulÂ“llment center location coming in to Fort Myers, with nearly 450 jobs being Â“lled in October, according Jim Wall, a career expert at CareerSource Southwest Florida. CareerSource has an ofÂ“ce location in Port Charlotte. ÂSouthwest Florida is turning into a year-round economy,ÂŽ said Wall. ÂWe were quite dependent in years past on our seasonal visitors and it was very predictable in our career centers that we would see a large uptick in employee recruitment, but nowadays we are seeing businesses in our center year-round.ÂŽ According to Wall and Janeth Casterjon, another CareerSource Southwest Florida spokesperson, Amazon is offering positions at $15 to $16 an hour and also part-time opportunities with full beneÂ“ts. ÂWith low unemployment and the unavailable work force out there, for that kind of a response, it really tells how the Amazon brand and the $15-$16 an hour makes a difference,ÂŽ said Wall. ÂI think we are going to see some upward pressure in wages.ÂŽ Lee County had the lowest jobless rate in the Â“ve-county region last month Â„ remaining the same as September at 2.9 percent, according to a report by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released Friday. In Collier County, the jobless rate dropped to 3.1 percent in October, shrinking from 3.3 percent in September. ÂThe numbers are incredibly low for unemployment,ÂŽ said Christopher Westley, an economics professor and director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. ÂItÂs a normal shift that we see in the state and in Southwest Florida, showing the seasonality of the region.ÂŽ Lee gained 10,600 jobs in the past year with the industry with the highest growth over the year being construction while Collier added 6,000 with the highest growth in leisure and hospitality along with construction. In Collier and Lee, leisure and hospitality added the most jobs since September Â„ with 900 added in Collier and 1,800 in Lee. Construction employment was up almost 11 percent in the Naples area and up 14.2 percent in Lee. While Wall is optimistic of Southwest FloridaÂs unemployment rate staying low year-round, Westley believes the rates will go back up when season ends. ÂWeÂre going to see the opposite things start to happen in April and May; things will start to slow down again,ÂŽ Westley said. ÂThatÂs the issue for Southwest Florida and really for the state too, but its exacerbated in Southwest Florida that our seasonal industries are really seasonal down here.ÂŽ In the regionÂs other counties, unemployment rates also decreased since last month: 3.6 percent in Glades, 3.4 percent in Charlotte and 5.4 percent in Hendry, which was the highest rate in the state. Compared to a year ago, every countyÂs jobless rate in the region was lower than a year ago. ÂItÂs reminiscent of the string that we saw before the crash back in 20052006,ÂŽ Westley said. ÂIt is supposed to go down during season anyway because demand ramps up for retail, leisure and hospitality, food and beverage, all those retirement snowbird and tourism industries.ÂŽ As for the state, the overall unemployment rate continued to drop in October, down from 3.5 percent to 3.4 percent, and is now the lowest since January 2007. In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott said, Âover the last eight years, we have recovered from a recession and rebuilt a strong and resilient economy that attracts businesses from all industries to create great jobs for Floridians.ÂŽ Every county in Florida has experienced a drop in unemployment since December 2010. ÂToday, with more than 1.64 million jobs created since December 2010, we all see the importance of continuing to cut taxes and attract companies to Florida, so people can live their dreams and support their families in the Sunshine State,ÂŽ he said. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMES How much would you pay to adopt your next pet? That is the question Suncoast Humane Society will be asking prospective pet adopter over the next month or so. From Nov. 20 through Dec. 22, you can adopt a pet at Suncoast Humane Society and name your own adoption fee. Why? To find as many homes as possible for the dogs, cats and small critters waiting patiently for new homes at the SocietyÂs animal care center. Currently there are 65 cats and kittens available for adoption in the free-roaming cattery. In addition, there are more than 40 felines, pending medical and behavioral examinations, waiting for their chance to be loved by a new family. More than 20 more are being treated and cared for by dedicated foster home volunteers, each hoping for that second chance for life. Among those patiently waiting is Nika, a beautiful 6-year-old shorthaired cat who likes attention and wants to be the only pet in a quiet home. She has been a long-time resident, available for adoption for more than eight months. Pudge has been there even longer. In fact he has been homeless for more than nine months. He loves people and has lived in a home with a canine friend. Pudge would probably fit in most anywhere. Dogs and puppies are also suffering from the effects of pet-overpopulation and are part of Suncoast Humane SocietyÂs ÂName Your Own Adoption FeeÂŽ special. There are 34 canines available at the SocietyÂs animal center, with 13 more being prepared for adoption. Molly, a 3-year-old Husky is smart, affectionate and loves older children. She is a Husky, so be prepared for an active dog. Ranger has been begging for a new home for more than eight months. He is a pit bull terrier mix and engages well with people. He is very playful and is house-broken. In addition to more than 150 dogs and cats needing homes right now, Suncoast Humane Society is also trying to place eight pet rabbits and four Guinea pigs. Sadly, rabbits have become the third-most over-populated species ending up at animal shelters. The shelter has had to place more than 15 in the past month. With a concern over impulse pet adoptions for Christmas, Suncoast Humane Society urges potential new pet owners to adopt their pets early, so they will be well-adjusted to their new surroundings and be able to cope with the hustle bustle associated with the holidays. The normal pet adoption fee at Suncoast Humane Society is $85 for dogs and cats, plus the cost of a rabies vaccination and your countyÂs pet license. The Society is hopeful that adopters will offer at least that much. However, the main intent special is to have as many pets adopted as possible. What is adopting a pet, filled with love and devotion, worth to you? Phil Snyder is executive director of the Suncoast Humane Society. Email him at philsnyder@ humane.org.Adopt a pet and choose your own adoption fee PHOTOS PROVIDEDPudge loves people and has lived with a dog before. He would probably Â“t in at almost any new home. Nika is a 6-year-old short-haired cat who wants to be the only pet in a quiet home. Ranger is a playful terrier mix who needs a good home. Molly is a 3-year-old Husky. She is smart, aectionate and loves older children. Phil SNYDERSuncoast Humane Society Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. ÂSounds of the SeasonÂTake a break from the holiday hustle and bustle to enjoy ÂSounds of the SeasonÂŽ by renowned saxophone and guitar Artists Eirinn Abu & Manny Lopez at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Lemon Bay High School Performing Arts Center, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood. This concert is a benefit for the Lemon Bay High School Band program and will feature a special guest appearance by LBHS Band students. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased from any LBHS Band student, online at www.band soflbhs.com or at the box office the night of the event. For more information, contact Cheryl Deal at 941-323-8641.Ultimate Elvis TributeMike Albert & the Big E Band will return to Englewood Jan. 7 for The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Concert. AlbertÂs ÂUltimate TributeÂŽ show has become known for the respectful portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. Albert, a close friend of Lemon Bay Wrestling Coach Mike Schyck will donate all of the proceeds from the show to the Lemon Bay High School wrestling program. General admission tickets are $30. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. at the Lemon Bay Performing Arts Center, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood. For more information, call 941-374-0253.SwindleÂs PeculiariumThe Great Mr. SwindleÂs Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden under the big top will return Jan. 10-20 to 349 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. This circus is sponsored by Sarasota County and the Kiwanis Club of Englewood-Cape Haze, which will also receive a portion of the proceeds. Tickets to the 90-minute spectacle go on sale Nov. 14, and may be purchased at www. mrswindles.com or by calling 1-888-718-4253. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as the shows do sell out.Humane SocietyÂs Tennis BallThe Suncoast Humane Society is planning its 11th annual Tennis Ball for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Boca Grande ClubÂs Clubhouse. There will be entertainment and live and silent auctions that offer upscale items, including art, entertainment and travel packages. Last yearÂs event raised nearly $80,000 for Suncoast Humane SocietyÂs programs, services and the homeless animals they serve. Tickets are $125 and include gourmet buffet-style dinner and beverages, and may be purchased at Sunc oast Humane Society and the Boca Grande Club and at www.humane.org. The Tennis Ball serves to kick off the Boca Grande ClubÂs six-week Professional Tennis Exhibition tournament. It will be held every Wednesday from Jan. 30 to March 6, 2019 at the Club. There will be menÂs, womenÂs and mixed doubles, featuring top professional and collegiate players.Tennis for the disabledThe Garry Littlestar Masters Tennis Program, open to all communities including deaf and wheelchair, will be featuring visually impaired-blind tennis clinics beginning Dec. 1 at Rotonda Community Park, 100 Blvd. East, Rotonda West. Sessions are 10-11 a.m. and continuing on every other week there after. Volunteer tennis aides can sign up at the courts, any Sat. 8-11 a.m. If interested, call Art Richards at 941-698-9480. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMESSome of you may have heard or seen the term NONOMO and thought it was a phrase from an old Ringo Starr song, but it is November Novel Month. The idea was to get people to start writing a novel Nov. 1 and complete it by midnight Nov. 30. That is pretty daunting for even a seasoned writer, so I think of it as a month to work on a novel. At this point, the month is more than halfway over, so if you just jot down a few ideas you can Âplump outÂŽ after the holidays, you will be on your way. The whole point is to write! There are two ways to become a better writer: Write a lot and read a lot. Reading and writing are inseparable. The better writers have a tendency to be exceptional readers, and better readers can produce exceptional writing. A well-read writer has a better vocabulary, recognizes the nuances of language, and distinguishes between poor and quality writing. Author and writing teacher, Roz Morris, has a great take on this. ÂReading exposes us to other styles, other voices, other forms, and other genres of writing. Importantly, it exposes us to writing thatÂs better than our own and helps us to improve. Reading Â„ the good and the bad Â„ inspires you.ÂŽ Another writer you may have heard of, Stephen King, said, ÂCan I be blunt on this subject? If you donÂt have time to read, you donÂt have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.ÂŽ Reading helps us make connections to our own experiences and emotions so reading makes you a better writer and a better communicator. Nothing inspires us as writers, whether itÂs writing a letter, a journal entry, a report or the next great American novel, like reading someone elseÂs words. ÂRead, read, read. Read everything Â„ trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it,ÂŽ said William Faulkner. ÂJust like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! YouÂll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, youÂll find out. If itÂs not, throw it out the window.ÂŽ Â€ Â€ Â€ Linda Schell has information for people who would enjoy a moment of fame on the radio: ÂHave you written something you would like to read on the air? If so check out the following. Every Sunday WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites writers of all levels to read their poem, story, or screen play on its weekly program, ÂWriters on the Air.Â We want funny or family-friendly content. Sign-up: 2:30. Airs live at 3 p.m. We suggest 3-5 minutes.ÂŽ She continues: ÂJoin us at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12735 U.S. 41, North Port and relax in our family-friendly BYOB Listening Room, which offers snacks and comfortable seating. Find us next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station in the Springs Plaza. The public is welcome. Readers need not be published.ÂŽ After the show, a participating visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the ÂWriters on the AirÂŽ Facebook page. For more details, contact Linda Schell at Lschell2@verizon. net or 941-223-1262. For cancellations due to weather or holidays, visit the Facebook page. Â€ Â€ Â€ The Short Story Discussion for Nov. 29 at Englewood Charlotte Library, 3450 N. Access Road, focuses on a timely story about the difference of attitudes on subjects. ÂMiss NovemberÂŽ by Matthew Norman is available free by request email@example.com. The discussion of this selection will be from 1-2 p.m. Come see if this group is for you. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to have any literary background to enjoy the discussions. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.NovemberÂs a great month for writing, reading Tammie DIEHLColumnist NEWS BRIEFSGolf tournamentAMVETS Post 312 hosts a fundraising golf tournament Saturday, Dec. 8 at Pine Moor golf course. Entry fee is $60 per golfer with the scramble starting at 8 a.m. A small breakfast and pork loin dinner are included in the event. A variety of prizes will be awarded. Money raised helps the Veterans Relief Fund. Registration forms are available at the post. For more information, call 941-429-5403. The post is at 7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port.Concert BandThe North Port Concert Band has scheduled its 32nd season. It continues Dec. 16 with ÂChristmas Winds.ÂŽ An afternoon show, ÂThanks for the MemoriesÂŽ takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, and thatÂs followed by a 3 p.m. Feb. 17 concert called Sweet Suites. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMESCHARLOTTE Evelyn R. Gliick Evelyn R. Gliick, 91, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Nov. 7, 2018. She was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Camden, NJ. Before retiring, she worked as the Director of Admissions at the Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Locally, she was a longtime member of the Friendship United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda where she was active in the WomanÂs Club and was the leader of the Prayer Chain. She enjoyed knitting prayer shawls, putting much love and prayers into each one she created. She is survived by her children, David Gliick of Pt Charlotte, FL and Deborah Skirpan of HatÂ“eld, PA; grandchildren, Cheryl, Jeff and Rich A Memorial Service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Friendship United Methodist Church, 12275 Paramount Drive, Punta Gorda FL 33955. In lieu of Â”owers, the family requests memorial donations to the church. Please visit kays-ponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook.Roger H. Lambke Roger H. Lambke, 93 of Port Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., and graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. He moved to Port Charlotte from Raleigh, North Carolina in 1984. He was formerly a Â“eld service representative for International Harvester and parts manager for Aeroglide Corp. In Port Charlotte, Roger was an active member of Gideons International and attended Edgewater United Methodist Church and Faith Life Church. As a decorated infantryman, he was wounded in Germany during World War II and recovered in England before returning to Minneapolis. Roger traveled extensively throughout his life and enjoyed reading. Roger leaves behind to cherish his loving memories of his wife Laura, daughter Lois, and grandson Ilya, his children Linda Thomson, sons Richard and Ronald, and his wife Angela Lambke, as well as 9 grandchildren Aaron, George, Sonja, Christi, Heather, Amber, Shannon, Jordan, and Drew and 10 great-grandchildren Kara, Zachary, Davyn, Steven, David, Kate, Xander, Solace, Samantha, and Jennifer, and dear cousin Dorothy Hanson. Committal for RogerÂs remains will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. To express condolences to the family please visit www. LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the online guestbook.NORTH PORT Elli M Krueger Elli M Krueger, 93, of North Port, Fla., passed away on November 5, 2018 at 3:30 a.m. Elli was born Jan. 25, 1925 in Berlin, Germany. She married Willi Hans Krueger on July 20, 1951, in Berlin. They came to the United States in 1955 and lived in Ohio until 1981 when they moved to Florida. She is predeceased in death by her parents Willi and Johanna Schuster and her husband Willi Hans Krueger. Survivors include her daughter Hannelore (Lorie) McMahon and her husband Peter of North Port, Fla. Her sister Karin Bugla of Berlin, Germany, two grand-daughters Wendy McMahon Jennings and her husband Kevin of Manassas Virginia and Mindy Baxter and her husband Patrick of Bealeton, Virginia and Â“ve great-grandchildren Petty OfÂ“cer Third Class Eric Jennings, Jordan Jennings, Ryan Jennings, Jade Baxter and Juliet Baxter. Cremation is being handled by National Cremation. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Interment will be private.DESOTO Ralph E. ÂBudÂŽ Lewis Ralph E. ÂBudÂŽ Lewis, 77, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born in Miami, Fla., to the late Ralph E. Lewis, Sr. and Ida M. Phillips Lewis. Bud and family moved to Arcadia in 1976 and settled in the Joshua Creek area. He was of the Baptist faith. Bud was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be sorely missed by all. After graduating high school, Bud attended Florida Atlantic University, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration and later earned his MBA at Nova University. Prior to moving to Arcadia, Bud worked in the family Steel Erection and General Contracting business. In 1976, he was selected to open the Sears Catalog Store in Arcadia, which he proudly and successfully operated for more than 16 years. He enjoyed serving his customers and the diversity of the products that his store provided, affectionately called ÂMr. BudÂŽ by many of his customers. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and Â“sherman. He also enjoyed reading historical novels and non-Â“ction history books and loved to share his knowledge of history with others. Although hunting, Â“shing, and history were his passions, he loved nothing more than his wife, daughter and his grandchildren and the time and memories they shared. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Glenda K. McDonald Lewis of Arcadia; one daughter Tiffany J. Whisnant of Arcadia; two grandchildren Brody Whisnant and Colton Whisnant both of Arcadia; one sister Suzanne (Raymond) Hanson of Hampton Bays, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with funeral services following at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsbrough Ave., Arcadia, FL, with Rev. Roy Arms ofÂ“ciating. Burial will be at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.ponger kaysgrady.com. PongerKays-Grady Funeral and Cremation Services have been entrusted with the arrangements. OBITUARIES Craft show plannedThe Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #3296 is hosting a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 8, at the Eagles Lodge, 23111 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor. The sale will be held indoors at the lodge. Tables are available at a cost of $20 for non-members and $15 for Eagle Members. There will be a bake sale and a food truck will be on site serving breakfast and lunch. The event is free to the public. For more information, call or text Bonnie Worden at 571-438-1212.Film series offeredThe Immigration Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, in partnership with the Hispanic American Citizens Council, will host a series of four films dealing with immigration issues: Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, all at 5:30 p.m. at the Mid County Regional Library, Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. The public is invited to view these free films and witness the struggle of ordinary people searching for better lives. For more information: email, immigrationjusticeuu@ gmail.com or call, 941-627-4303.Charlotte County Delegation MeetingState Representative Michael Grant, Chairman of the Charlotte County Legislative Delegation, announced the date of the annual Charlotte County Delegation Meeting, along with the deadline for filing local bills for consideration during the 2019 Legislative Session. The Delegation will convene from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, to conduct local business including a public hearing on local bills and other issues of public interest. CharlotteÂs delegation includes the Senator from Senate District 23, the Senator from Senate District 26, and Representative Michael Grant, House District 75. Local governmental bodies, special interests, and citizens wishing to address the delegation must contact the chairmanÂs office no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, for inclusion on the agenda. Requests for time on the agenda must include the name, address and phone number of the speaker, and be received in writing Â„ by fax, email or U.S. mail Â„ at the office of the chairman by the deadline. Likewise, any printed materials intended for inclusion in the meeting package (6 copies, 3-hole punched) must be received by the deadline. The deadline for filing local bills with the delegation chairman is also 4 p.m. on Nov. 30. All local bills must be accompanied by completed paperwork required by the Florida Legislature, including original signatures of the legislative sponsors, and be forwarded to Representative Michael Grant, 4355 Pinnacle Street, Suite C, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this annual meeting. For further information, contact Representative GrantÂs office at 941-613-0914.Englewood Turkey TrotRegistration is open for the 5th Annual Englewood Turkey Trot, set for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, in Englewood. This Family Fun Run benefits the Englewood Area Cancer Foundation. Cost is $15 per adult $5 per child. Day of event registration also available at 6:30 a.m., and adults are $20, and children are $5. Advance registration and information is available at www. active.com.Rain barrel workshopSarasota County will have a rain barrel workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road, Englewood. Learn how to install and use rain barrels to conserve water, reduce runoff and save money. Rain barrels are $37 after the class. Learn more at sarasotaext. eventbrite.com email Sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-861-5000.Englewood East meetingThe Englewood East Property and Homeowners Association will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Englewood Charlotte Library in the Tringali complex, 3450 N. Access Road, Englewood. In lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no guest speaker, but there will be an open forum to discuss any issues relative to the homeowners association, including, but not limited to, amending the By-Laws of the association.Thanksgiving Art Festival set for Nov. 24-25The Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Thanksgiving Art Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25 on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust, 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood. This is a small high-quality boutique-style art show featuring 50 of the nationÂs top award-winning fine artists and craftsmen working in every media. Find handmade clothing to large original watercolors, sculpture, hand-forged jewelry, acrylics, pottery, photography, everything you can imagine will be represented. New this year is the addition of professional glassblower Rich Fizer, who will be on site blowing glass ÂliveÂŽ each hour both days. Bring a chair and your friends and family to watch. For directions and more information about the show please call Carroll Swayze at 941-266-6434.Winter concert set for Dec. 6 at LBHSThe Lemon Bay High School band program invites the community to enjoy their annual Winter Concert and Silent Auction, set for 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Lemon Bay Performing Arts Center, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood. Enjoy holiday selections from the band and the jazz ensemble, and browse the many items up for bid, including art pieces, tickets to area attractions, gift certificates for local restaurants and services, local concerts and more. Admission to the concert is free. To make a donation or for more information, please visit www.bandsoflbhs. com.Holiday Tea set for Dec. 8 benefits Operation SmileThe GFWC Rotonda West WomanÂs Club will serve delicious food, lovely assorted teas, door prizes, and drawings at its annual Holiday Tea, set for Dec. 8 at the Rotonda Hills Golf & Country Club, 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the tea is from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. There will be prizes awarded for the prettiest, funniest and most original decorated hats. The donation is $25 and proceeds will benefit Operation Smile. For tickets or to make a donation, contact Clare Imrie, 941-214-8553, rwwcmembership@ hotmail.com, or Joyce Crumpton, 941-830-0135, joyce firstname.lastname@example.org.Toys for Tots toy drive Dec. 8Toys for Tots in Englewood will hold a toy drive from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at SnookÂs Bayside Restaurant, 779 W. Wentworth St., Englewood. The day will feature music by Macdaddy and Trixie Train, with a special visit by Santa. Please bring donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys 4 Tots, which will be there to collect the gifts at end of the event. 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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMESBy LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERWhile shopping for fruits, soaps, CBD oil and dog food, customers could view a variety of products in the comfort of beautiful 70-degree weather. Though the Punta Gorda Downtown FarmerÂs Market happens every Saturday, this weekend patrons and vendors enjoyed a bustling street and weather that called for comfy sweaters. The market is on Saturdays along Taylor Street, between Olympia Avenue and Herald Court from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Email: Lhardaway@sun-herald.comHave your cake and carry it, tooFarmerÂs Market vendors tempt customers with creative, home-made buys What do a pina colada and a cake have in common? GrammieÂs cakes makes one in the same. John Arnold (right) has been handing out samples of the pina colada cake, and any of the 20 other Â”avors patrons would like to try, for six years now at the Punta Gorda Farmers Market. Visitor Bill Stern (left) holds his dog Khalua and helps Arnold man his booth while Donna Arnold, aka Grammie, shops around. SUN PHOTO BY LIZ HARDAWAYMary Ann Waite sports her Punta Gorda Love hook bracelet at her booth. Made of sterling silver from a jeweler in New York, the idea was born from her love for the town. ÂItÂs quaint and a small city, but with a lot to do,ÂŽ she said. Like most dog owners who feed their dogs a more-than-healthy amount of treats, Kathy StevensonÂs Maltese, Charlie, got fat. Aft er owning a Mexican restaurant, she decided to take initiative and make her own dog treats with Paradise Gourmet Healthy Pet Baker y. ÂMost of the fruit we pick ourselves,ÂŽ Kathleen Hayden said, displaying her variety of homemade jams and jellies. Growing a guava tree in her own backyard, her Âhusband has a never-ending jar of guava jelly.ÂŽ Advertisement Advertisement DOES YOUR BUSINESS QUALIFY? 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMES By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITORENGLEWOOD BEACH Â„ They Â“nd sharks teeth, make sea turtle crafts, and have dolphins painted on their faces, but many kids say the Batman boat is still the coolest thing at Waterfest. ÂThe Batman boat won,ÂŽ said 5-year-old Skylar Fisher, who escaped an ice storm from Ohio Friday to visit an aunt in Englewood. Skylar and his sister Stella, 2, spent Saturday with their family at Englewood Beach Waterfest. ÂThe Batman boat is cool, so are starÂ“sh. I got to touch a starÂ“sh and a spider.ÂŽ The Fisher family checked out each of the exhibitors in the childrenÂs conservation area. They saw Mote Marine LabÂs sea turtle, alligator, and spineless creature displays. They made colorful turtles out of wooden sticks and yarn courtesy of the Friends of Stump Pass Stat Park volunteers. They also registered for a free stuffed animal manatee. The drawing is 3 p.m. today. Alison Goldy, education specialist at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, spent time in the family conservation area explaining about research and rescues done at Mote Marine Lab and its many partnerships with others in the marine-related sector. Each station at the Mote display showcased something different including watersheds and alligators. The stranded Rescue Team helps sick, injured and diseased wildlife including manatees and dolphins. They have an area for children to build a coral reef and learn about restoration efforts. ThereÂs a shark jawbone. Mote shows how it tags and releases sharks and its efforts to help the spotted eagle ray which is a threatened species. ThereÂs an area with an adult sea turtle shell for children to inspect. Goldy shows off a mock replica of how the sea turtles hatch under beach sand and eventually go into the water. ÂThis is a great opportunity for Mote to explain about what we do,ÂŽ Goldy said. ÂIÂve only had one person ask me about red tide. We absolutely want to use this time to educate people and dispel any questions about our funding or our research.ÂŽ At the nearby Friends of Stump Pass Beach State Park table, volunteers used their time to make wooden sea turtles with children while talking to their parents about beach clean ups, wildlife preservation, educational programs and enhancing the four barrier island state parks. Friends of Stump Pass Beach State Park is a relatively new group made up of passionate volunteers dedicated to preserving nature and wildlife and connecting people who are like-minded and want to help. ÂEnglewood Beach is not your ash tray,ÂŽ said member Karen Blackford. ÂWhen we do beach clean ups, we pick up thousands of cigarette butts. When we give out little pouches for people on Englewood Beach to use for their cigarette butts, they use them to collect sharks teeth. People who would never throw garbage out their car window have no problem Â”icking a cigarette butt out on the beach or burying it in the sand. Others bury it thinking they are saving the environment. Well they arenÂt, cigarette butts arenÂt biodegradable.ÂŽ Lemon Bay High School Beyond WaterfestEnglewood event involves more than boat racing SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHMote Marine Lab volunteer Wendy Reuter explains how a starsh eats to locals Maureen and Johnnie Potts at Waterfest, Saturday, at Englewood Beach. At left: Jamie Hollamby, 3, visits Englewood Waterfest all the way from England. He is on a three-week holiday with his baby sister and parents Tom and Jasmine to see his grandpa who lives in Englewood.FEST | 10Â[TodayÂs] race is the Offshore Powerboat Racing Association championships. I hope even more families will come out. 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Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMES teacher Mia Conlon is the adviser of the LBHS Marine Conservation Club. She and club members explained about the fundraising efforts to retroÂ“t water fountains at the high school for Â“ltered water so that students can use aluminum drinking bottles. ÂIt will reduce the need for so many water bottles,ÂŽ Conlon said. ÂSomething else we are doing for the Â“rst time is a sea grass restoration project. We already have the state permits. We are working with local charter boat captains who will bring the students into the bay to work on the restoration.ÂŽ Englewood Waterfest President Steve Schroeder believes he can help Lemon Bay High School students with their fundraising goal. Schroeder said Waterfest plans on giving away about nine grants from the pr oceeds from the race. ÂItÂs been fantastic so far,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe Sunday race is the Offshore Powerboat Racing Association championships. I hope even more families will come out. We have a lot of things here that werenÂt here last year.ÂŽ Schroeder said red tide was a menacing factor while planning the huge event, but not at all during SaturdayÂs event. He said neither he nor his 300 volunteers heard complaints about red tide. ÂThereÂs been so much negative publicity about red tide, so people are afraid to come to the beach,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs beautiful out. People are having an absolute wonderful time. The boats are even getting a little air and coming up out of the water. It makes for great photos.ÂŽ Schroeder expected more than 30,000 people to attend the two-day event which included about 50 boats. The event starts at 10 a.m. For more information, visit: englewoodbeach waterfest.com.Email: email@example.comFESTFROM PAGE 9 Karen Blackford of the Friends of Stump Pass Beach State Park shows Marlie Yager, 4, how to make a turtle out of wooden sticks and yarn. SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHAlison Goldy, education specialist at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, spent time explaining about how sea turtles hatch and eventually make it out to the gulf. Skylar Fisher, 5, liked the Batman boat and making a turtle at Waterfest. Colton Weber, 11, a Murdock Middle School student, has fun at his rst Waterfest. He went with his brother Levi, 7, and his mom Emily and neighbors. He spent a little time in the Venice Photobooth set up on Englewood Beach. Cindy Williams checks out a buttery as she feeds it with special food provided by the Buttery Encounter at Waterfest Saturday She and her husband Danny spent time in the makeshift area checking out dozens of butteries. Mia Conlon, a teacher at Lemon Bay High School and adviser for the LBHS Marine Conservation Club, shows how students retro-t water fountains at LBHS with lters and a specic area to pour water into aluminum water bottles. This will reduce the need for bottled water containers. LOCAL HEALTH EVENTS LOCAL HEALTH EVENTS In FEELING FI T every Sunday, only in the Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? GARAGESALELISTINGSALWAYSINTHECLASSIFIEDS FishermenÂs Village, Punta GordaCall(941) 639-0969 ÂA Punta Gorda Tradition for 30 YearsÂŽ December 1st thru 31st 2018Trip Length 1 Hour 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.Adults: $20 Â€ Children Under 12: $10 Groups (15+): $18 BOOK ONLINE NOWwww.kingÂ“ sherÂ” eet.com NOW BOOKING Living TrustsJoint...$550 Single...$450Simple Will............$80Health Care Surrogate ....$60Power of Attorney ...........$65 No Consultation Feeadno=3621798-1 1901 S. Tamiami Trl. Â€ Unit D Â€ Venice DiscountMedsOfCanada.comCALL US, RELAX & SAVE!941-488-0638 or 877-488-0638 FREE Price Quotes Call Today!Safe, Reliable & Guaranteed RELAXÂƒ You donÂt have to drive to Canada to get cheap medications! of Canada Discount Meds VIAGRA Generic ...100mg ...........48 Pills ....$133.00 CIALIS Generic .........5 mg ...........90 Pills ....$150.00 ADVAIR Generic .....250/50 .....180 Doses ....$161.00 SPIRIVA Generic ...18 mcg ...........90 Pills ....$135.00 COUPON REQUIREDBrand and Genericadno=3631326-1
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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018OUR TOWN Â„ SUNCOAST HOMES By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERIt was a battle for glory between Â”oppy ears and wagging tails. Charlotte CountyÂs Animal Welfare League hosted their ÂBest in ShowÂŽ competition last Saturday, a dog show to beneÂ“t their homeless animals. In a live runway competition, 12 dogs in all shapes and sizes struggled and stumbled on the stage stairs and fed on ample treats. Some performed tricks, some just ran around not knowing what was happening, but all were adorable. The fundraiser, which also had a silent auction and food catered by Burgr Bar, raised $37,623.73 for the shelterÂs pets, said AWL director Karen Slomba. ÂMy favorite part was watching the handlers try to get their dogs on stage,ÂŽ Slomba laughed. ÂOur supporters, volunteers and sponsors really just enjoyed themselves watching the dogs.ÂŽ ÂWe were thrilled with the results and weÂre really excited to do it for years to come,ÂŽ she said.Email: Lhardaway@sun-herald.comÂBest in ShowÂ raises thousandsDog popularity contest benefits shelter pets SUN PHOTOS BY LIZ HARDAWAYDave Dennis, the founder of Performance LED of SWFL, sponsored contestant Finn, who loved giving kisses. SUN PHOTO BY LIZ HARDAWAYVolunteers Christ Faulkner (left) and Kim Mosteller (right) hold contestant Finn, a miniature dachshund who reminds them of their own dachshund at home, Gracie. ÂThereÂs so many reasons (to be a pet owner,ÂŽ Mosteller said. ÂThey love you unconditionally, they have their own way to react to things.ÂŽ Faulkner added Âthey make you more socialÂŽ and Âgive you a purpose.ÂŽ SUN PHOTO BY LIZ HARDAWAYPunta Gorda Police Ocer Dean Irving mightÂve been o the clock, but his colleague Chase, a uy K-9 unit, had a show to give. Aside from his 250 hours of training, Chase can move in line with his handler and was very well-behaved. ÂHeÂs awesome at nding drugs,ÂŽ Irving said. ÂHeÂs just a happy dog.ÂŽ SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYSBedhog and avid boater, eight-year-old E.T. aunts his sunglasses alongside owner Ron Olsen prior to the best in show competition. SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYSDog owners and their dogs pose for a photo prior to the nal voting being counted. SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYSLooking fabulous in her bright pink tutu, third-place nisher Princess Ava Marie poses with her owner Dianne Hoer. SheÂs Âable to charm her way into everybodyÂs heart,ÂŽ Hoer said. SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYSThough Faith acted a little shy before the show, she ended up winning rst place. Her owner, Je Fero, posed with her and their trophy. SUN PHOTO BY SANDY MACYSSponsored by Peace River Veterinary Clinic, 2-year-old Buddy took home second place.
Feeling FitPort Charlotte Â€ Punta Gorda Â€ North Port Â€ Englewood Â€ ArcadiaSunday, November 18, 2018www.yoursun.comThe Food Network threw down the gauntlet, pitting the two popular Thanksgiving desserts in a head-tohead battle for superiority. ÂWith both having single pie crusts and packed with goodfor-you ingredients, the competition is Â“erce,ÂŽ notes the networkÂs HealthyEats web page (www.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats). HereÂs the breakdown: Pumpkin Pie Pros: The USDA says we should all be eating two cups of orange veggies each week, which provides beta-carotene to helps to regulate our immune system and maintain good vision. The brilliant orange color also provides the antioxidants vitamin A and lutein. Cons: Fatty ingredients like traditional pastry crust, butter, cream cheese, half-and-half, or shortening can sabotage the nutritional value, the Food Network said. The sugar from canned pumpkin pie Â“lling and toppings can also make a single slice close to 500 calories. Pecan Pie Pros: The nutrition here comes solely from the nuts. Pecans provide manganese, an essential mineral that help with blood clotting and helps form bones, connective tissue, and sex hormones. TheyÂre also a good source of thiamin and copper. Studies have found that pecans can help reduce your bad PROVIDED BY MCCAmid a season of sweets and special foods, it sometimes can be challenging for diabetics to maintain their dietary discipline. But eating certain foods in moderation can help people with diabetes enjoy the Â”avors of the holidays without compromising their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, while another 86 million adults have prediabetes. One in four people with diabetes do not know they have the disease. Managing diabetes is more than just avoiding candy and cookies. Foods with a lot of fat or those that are high in carbohydrates also can be problematic. Such foods may not be so easy to avoid come the holiday season, but the following are a few tips to help men and women with diabetes maintain their health through the holidays. Â€ Anticipate foods. Certain foods are staples of the holiday season. If you anticipate potentially problematic foods, then you can develop a plan to avoid them or eat them in moderation in advance of arriving at a family gathering or holiday party. Â€ Eat a healthy snack. Prior to going to a holiday party, eat something that will satisfy your hunger to avoid overeating once you are there. Â€ Ask about foods. DonÂt be shy to ask the host or hostess about what will be served. This will help you develop a strategy that will Â“t with your meal plan. Â€ Limit alcohol consumption. Only drink in moderation and eat something beforehand to prevent low blood glucose levels later. Avoid drinks with high calorie mixers or ones packed with extra sugar. Â€ Bring a dish. Make something that is diabetic-friendly and bring it to the party. Chances are someone else attending the party is diabetic and will appreciate having a healthy choice as well. Â€ Opt for fruit. Choose fruit over sweets at the dessert table. If you bring a baked good, consider recipes with reduced sugar or ones that use a sugar substitute. Â€ Control your portions. Fill up your dish with healthy foods, leaving only a small spot for something indulgent. Â€ Test diligently. Now is the time to monitor your blood-sugar levels like a hawk. Monitor your levels more closely so you can see how holiday foods are affecting your levels and so you know if you need to make any adjustments. Â€ Rebound quickly. Experts advise that if you go overboard on a particular day, get back on your feet the next. Exercise, revisit meal plans and cut portion sizes. Diabetics cannot stop monitoring their diets just because the holidays have arrived. With planning and diligence, itÂs possible to enjoy the foods and Â”avors of the holidays without compromising your health.Health & Hope DanMEARNSC PROVIDED BY MCCWith the holiday season upon us, many peopleÂs schedules are hectic once again. There are social events and family gatherings to attend, shopping ventures to make, and decorating to be done. While fun, the holiday season can be a time of added pressure, which leads to stress and other unhealthy situations. At a time when you want to be at your best, stress can affect your physical well-being. The American Psychological Association says the hustle and bustle of the holidays has psychological consequences for some people. More people are inclined to feel that their stress increases, rather than decreases, around the holidays. The National Institute of Mental Health says chronic stress can lower immunity and cause excretory, digestive and reproductive systems to stop working properly. Stress also may cause you to eat unhealthy snacks to cope, and that can lead to unwanted weight gain. Stress is not the only potential health hazard that can arise around the holidays. A greater number of parties expose you to an abundance of foods and drinks you may not consume on a regular basis, and that can lead to a lot of mindless eating. Weight gained during this time of year can be difficult to shed come January, when colder temperatures challenge many peoplesÂ motivation to exercise. Also, social settings put you in close contact with a greater number of people, potentially increasing your exposure to germs. You can still feel your best during the holidays. Follow these tips for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Â€ Get the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine can protect you against various strains of the flu. Get a flu shot before the holidays so you are ready for cold and flu season. Â€ Carry disinfecting wipes. Germs can linger on surfaces long after an infected person has come and gone. Studies from researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson have found the flu virus Â„ and even the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA Â„ on airline tray tables. Buses, trains and doors all may be harboring germs. Wipe down surfaces with disinfecting wipes and allow them to air-dry before touching them. This can help you avoid coming into contact with germs. Â€ Balance your activities. It can be tempting to overbook your schedule with a ton of activities, but this may ultimately prove stressful. Leave days open to relax and do things you want to do, such as viewing Christmas light displays or even just unwinding at home with a good book. Try delegating some tasks to others in the household so you donÂt take on too much responsibility. Â€ Keep up an exercise routine. DonÂt stray too far from your exercise schedule. You may have to move workout times to free up other time later in the day for shopping or parties. Early morning is a good time to exercise Ways to stay healthy this holiday season PHOTO PROVIDEDA greater number of parties expose you to an abundance of foods and drinks you may not consume on a regular basis, and that can lead to a lot of mindless eating. Weight gained during this time of year can be dicult to shed come January, when colder temperatures challenge many peo plesÂ motivation to exercise.Navigating the holidays with diabetesPHOTO PROVIDED Diabetics must learn how to enjoy their favorite holiday foods without compromising their overall health. WhatÂs better, pumpkin or pecan pie?SEASON | 11 DAN | 11 Charlotte Heart & Vascular Instituteof North Port Now Accepting New Patients. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 By KAYLA GLEASONFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENTWith three locations already serving residents across southwest Florida, the Florida Skin Center has set its sights on Punta Gorda. ÂWe knew we wanted to come to an area that needed dermatological services, somewhere we could continue helping the surrounding community,ÂŽ said Dr. Anais Aurora Badia, founder of the center. After researching the area, Badia found that Punta Gorda was relatively underserved when it came to dermatology, where wait times for new patients at existing ofÂ“ces could exceed a year and a half, according to Kaitlin Cangro Sherman, a public relations specialist. And with specialists in every Â“eld from pediatric dermatology to skin cancer treatment Â„ including Mohs surgery Â„ Florida Skin Center is ready to take on all of their clients needs in a friendly, comfortable environment. Touring the new Punta Gorda location, with its essential oil diffusers, snack bars and calming, ambient music, the facility feels more like a spa than a doctorÂs ofÂ“ce and that was exactly BadiaÂs goal. ÂWe want to offer the highest level of dermatological care. This is a service-based industry just like a restaurant or spa and a lot of medical businesses donÂt focus on that enough,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe want to make sure our patients feel comfortable and cared for, that is our guiding principle.ÂŽ Dr. Chetan Vedvyas, a board-certiÂ“ed dermatologist and Mohs surgeon, added: ÂThereÂs something special here that IÂve never seen before. We put our patients above all else and have a different concept of treating patients medically Â„ weÂll even call them ÂguestsÂ instead of Âpatients.ÂÂŽ And this style already seems to be a hit with locals. Since opening in April of this year, the Florida Skin Center has seen nothing but growth. In fact, they are already planning to add more rooms on the general dermatology Â”oor to accommodate the inÂ”ux of patients. ÂWe get busier by the day and things are picking up quicker than even we expected,ÂŽ Vedvyas said. A higher intake of guests, however, wonÂt mean a decrease in the quality or personalization of treatment. ÂWe are incredibly choosy with our staff. We hire maybe one in every 100 candidates for even a medical assisting job and that reÂ”ects in our patient care,ÂŽ said Vedvyas. ÂThere are currently nine employees, including doctors, nurses and support staff, which means we have a high staff to patient ratio.ÂŽ Many involved with the center also credit Vedvyas himself with drawing in patients and maintaining such a high level of care. Because Mohs surgery relies on local anesthesia, he is able to get to know guests throughout their often-lengthy procedures Â„ many surgeries can last upward of two or three hours while layers of cancerous tissue is removed and carefully studied. ÂDr. V brings world class credentials right here to Punta Gorda. WeÂre very blessed to have him join us and look forward to great things,ÂŽ said George Gulisano, Florida Skin CenterÂs CEO. Because certain procedures Â„ like Mohs surgery Â„ can involve sitting for hours at a time, doctors were actively involved in designing patient suites to ensure the utmost comfort. In fact, BadiaÂs parents are both engineers and helped her build all Florida Skin CenterÂs locations. The entire upstairs portion of the Punta Gorda facility is devoted to surgeries and more in-depth procedures. Comfort in these areas, therefore, was a major goal. And while the six suites vary in size and layout, they are all relatively spacious rooms complete with televisions, music, mini refrigerators and more. ÂGuests have access to hot snacks, aromatherapy, the T.V.Âs even all have NetÂ”ix and Hulu and the exam chairs swivel so they can watch shows, talk to the people with them, whatever makes them most comfortable,ÂŽ Vedvyas said. Gulisano added, ÂWe tried to construct things so that guests can stay in their rooms in between and throughout procedures. They donÂt have to move from one room to another or wait in a waiting room for results like they normally would.ÂŽ The ground Â”oor, dedicated to general dermatology, isnÂt without its perks either. Though the individual rooms are smaller, patients still have access to coffee, water and snacks while feeling the beneÂ“ts of aromatherapy. ÂWe have so many different kinds of coffee and itÂs all the best kind, too,ÂŽ Gulisano joked as he gave city council members a tour of the facility. For those interested in checking out Florida Skin Center and taking their skin Âto a better place,ÂŽ as the motto says, visit www. Â”oridaskincenter.com or call 239-316-4773. The center also offers free skin checks, just call and schedule an appointment. ÂWe want to raise awareness. We did over 1,300 free skin checks last year alone and our goal this year is to increase that number,ÂŽ Badia said. ÂWeÂre just so honored to be a part of this community and look forward to everything thatÂs to come.ÂŽ Florida Skin Center Punta Gorda is located at 329 E. Olympia Ave. They are open MondayThursday from 7:35 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch, 12:20 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and Friday from 7:35 a.m. to noon. Other locations include Fort Myers: 13691 Metropolis Ave., Fort Myers; 4037 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral and 615 Williams Ave., Lehigh Acres.Florida Skin Center helps residents take their skin Âto a better placeÂ FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASON City Council members Jaha Cummings and Nancy Prafke pose in the photo booth at the Florida Skin CenterÂs grand opening party. Dr. Chetan Vedvyas and Dr. A. Aurora Badia. Florida Skin CenterÂs CEO George Gulisano, Dr. Chetan Vedvyas and Dr. A. Aurora Badia cut a ceremonial ribbon at the grand opening. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASON Members of the Florida Skin Center cut ribbon with the City of Punta GordaÂs ceremonial scissors. Florida Skin Center employees enjoy the photo booth. Feeling FitPresident Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org 941-206-1135 Deadlines:Support groups and News & Notes are published as space permits. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 Chelsea Place celebrated the grand opening of its newest location, Chelsea Place Home Care on 3626 Tamiami Trail, Nov 7, in Port Charlotte. Staff told the audience about the new locationÂs many services for seniors. The event featured a ribbon-cutting by Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Chamber members. For more information, call Chelsea Place Home Care at 941-676-3411.Chelsea Place Home Care grand opening FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDA ribbon-cutting was held by Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Chamber members, at Chelsea Place Home Care. Chelsea Place Home Care Sta pose for a photo on Grand Opening Day. Pictured: Chris Waters (from left), Pam Rodebush, Julie Vincenti, Samantha Reyes, Jamie Muse Brown, Amie Conti and Director Kris Chana. Director of Chelsea Place Home Care, Kris Chana, explains how the new location came about. ItÂs important to know who to trust with your health because you want the very best. Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been recogni zed as an accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQI P). is accreditation ensures that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. For more information on this accreditation, visit us at FawcettWeightLoss.com 21298 Olean Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Â€ 941.624.8281 Â€ FawcettWeightLoss.comadno=3625310-1
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Allergies: The Scoop vs. The Rumors. Speaker: Maria Compton, D.O., Otolaryngologist. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Allergies or not? Learn the difference between symptoms that may be disguising themselves. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register. Nov. 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www. BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Nov. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnÂt 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. Nov. 27, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. Call 941-6372450 to register. Nov 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte invites you to The Daily Grind coffee shop to enjoy the benefits of live music. The Daily Grind is located in the main lobby of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte at 2500 Harbor Blvd. and offers a variety of your favorite Starbucks creations. Guest artist for the evening will be local acoustic singer, songwriter, musician, and performer Michael Hirst. Michael resides in Punta Gorda and plays a mix of carefully-selected covers, as well as a handful of original songs. He attributes his acoustic style to a blend of influences like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jackson Browne. Admission is free and no RSVP is required. Nov. 28, 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 Â„ and moms-to-be Â„ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteer Coffee Hour. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, The Daily Grind, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us for coffee and meet with staff and other volunteers to learn how you can enrich your life by becoming a volunteer yourself! To reserve your seat, call 941766-4285 or visit http:// bit.ly/BayfrontVolunteer to learn more and complete an online application. BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESBy GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTYÂS FITNESS CENTERNutrition refers to the body of knowledge that deals with the study of nutrients. By nutrition we are also speaking about the various steps by which people are able to acquire and use nutrients. These steps include the choosing and preparing of food and the assimilation and utilization of that food by the body. For health it is important that we understand and make use of the principles and practices of good nutrition. One reason for this is that many people Â“nd it difÂ“cult to properly perform one of the most fundamental activities of all living things: eating. It is possible that this ignorance is an important factor in the cause of the many nutrition-related diseases existing today. Proper eating should be simple and natural. I further believe that, barring certain medical conditions and special or abnormal circumstances the average person should not have to put out the kind of effort that so many people are putting out, to eat properly. Food is any substance which, when taken into the body, is capable of yielding energy, building body tissues and/or regulating body processes. The food we eat comes from two primary sources, the plant and animal kingdoms. Today, we are encouraged to place greater emphasis on foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains that are from the plant kingdom. Nutrients are the substances obtained from the food we eat. Approximately 50 nutrients are required each day by the body to ensure optimal health. It is important for us to know and choose those foods that are beneÂ“cial to us. Food is classiÂ“ed as protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water. Air (with its oxygen and other gases), because of its role in the process of food utilization, is seen by some as an important nutrient. Protein is the building and repairing material used by the body. The word protein is a Greek one meaning Âof principal or Â“rst importance.ÂŽ The main constituent of body tissue is protein. It is the substance found in muscles, nails, hair, skin and etcetera. A considerable portion of our food should be protein. Carbohydrate foods are a principal source of energy and should supply us with most of the energy (fuel) we need. Because they are abundant and economical, they are often referred to as the Âpoor manÂs food.ÂŽ Starch and sugars are examples of this class of food. Lipids is the name given to fats and oils. Lipids serve as concentrated sources of energy. For instance, one gram of fat supplies nine calories while the same amount of carbohydrate will yield only four calories. Because they are so difÂ“cult to be used by the body, lipids are not considered efÂ“cient sources of energy. Vitamins are organic substances that help to regulate the functions of the body. Only about 12 major ones are identiÂ“ed. A deÂ“ciency in even one of these vitamins will produce what is appropriately called a deÂ“ciency disease. Vitamins are sometimes classiÂ“ed as water-soluble or fatsoluble. They are needed in small amounts. Minerals are essential inorganic elements that regulate certain body functions. They also assist with the construction of body tissues such as bones and teeth. Like the vitamins, they are needed in minute quantities. Water is the most abundant nutrient. It is also essential for life. Without this vital Â”uid, chemical reactions within the human body would fail to take place. A daily intake of water is needed to replace that lost through urination, perspiration, defecation and exhalation (breathing). For answers to your Â“tness questions, contact Gregory. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWSNobel Prize winners, worldwide experts and pioneering investigators are among the thousands who have presented research at the American Heart AssociationÂs Â” agship scientiÂ“ c meeting over the years. The prestigious group now also includes 15-year-old Bipasha Ray. The 10th-grader shared her teamÂs research about rheumatic heart disease among children in rural India during ScientiÂ“ c Sessions in Chicago. SheÂs believed to be one of the youngest presenters at the meeting since it began in 1925. ÂRheumatic heart disease still affects a lot of people in developing countries,ÂŽ said Bipasha, who lives in Andover, Massachusetts. ÂThere are currently no national screening programs to detect it, so a lot of kids have the disease, but it goes undetected and they have serious consequences later in life.ÂŽ Rheumatic heart disease affects about 30 million people worldwide and causes 305,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. In May, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution seeking greater action to Â“ ght the disease. BipashaÂs work stems from summers in India and Nepal spreading awareness about heart health with her father and co-investigator on the study, Dr. Madhab Ray. Their research is based on the 20 schools in India that she and her family visited. They asked nearly 9,000 kids ages 10 to 16 two simple but important questions: Do you have a sore throat? Do you have joint pain? Heart screenings called echocardiograms were provided to kids based on the answers. So far, 371 student screenings turned up 26 cases of rheumatic heart disease. That rate Â… about 70 per 1,000 Â… is much higher than the usual two or three cases per 1,000 among a general population of kids the same age, Bipasha said. ÂWe were able to diagnose them easier just by asking those questions,ÂŽ she said. The research project is ongoing, with the next step to raise awareness through rural teachers in India. Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, a cardiologist and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, had the chance to meet Bipasha during the conference and came away impressed. ÂBipasha is incredibly inspiring,ÂŽ said LloydJones, who has been attending ScientiÂ“ c Sessions for 23 years. ÂThe initiative and passion she has shown is amazing. The future of cardiovascular science is in great hands.ÂŽ This project likely wonÂt be the last serious medical undertaking by Bipasha, who plans to be a doctor like her parents. ÂIÂve always been exposed to medicine, and IÂve been very interested about health care in developing countries,ÂŽ she said. In the meantime, Bipasha Â„ who does not yet have her driving permit Â„ is also busy being 15. In addition to saving lives, she likes to spend time swimming, playing violin and watching some NetÂ” ix.15-year-old presents research at prestigious science conference PHOTO PROVIDED15-year-old Bipasha Ray presents her teamÂs research about rheumatic heart disease among children in rural India during Scienti c Sessions in Chicago. By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLALOS ANGELES TIMESNinety people have been diagnosed in the U.S. this year with the sudden paralysis known as acute Â” accid myelitis, and 252 additional cases are being investigated, federal health ofÂ“ cials said Tuesday. This yearÂs paralysis outbreak could be the biggest the country has ever seen if the cases under investigation are conÂ“ rmed, experts say. The condition, known as AFM, closely resembles polio and is most likely to afÂ” ict children, with an average patient age of 4. In 2014, more than 100 children in the U.S. were diagnosed with AFM after suddenly becoming paralyzed. In 2016, another outbreak paralyzed even more children. Two years later, the devastating illness is back Â„ and worse. ÂI can certainly understand why parents are worried. IÂm concerned about this increase in AFM,ÂŽ Nancy Meissonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday. ÂItÂs important for parents to realize that this is a relatively rare condition.ÂŽ The chance of a child getting AFM is less than one in 1 million, according to federal health ofÂ“ cials. CDC ofÂ“ cials s ay they donÂt know what is causing the paralysis and that scientists and doctors are continuing to investigate. ÂAs a mom, I know what itÂs like to be scared for your child,ÂŽ Meissonnier told reporters Tuesday. ÂRight now, the science doesnÂt give us an answer.ÂŽ Some doctors have criticized the CDCÂs response to the AFM outbreaks, saying the paralysis is likely caused by a summer virus and the CDCÂs decision to call it a ÂmysteryÂŽ illness is wrongly stoking fears among parents. The AFM outbreak in 2014 coincided with an outbreak of enterovirus D-68, a cousin of poliovirus. Meissonier said Tuesday that doctors have found the viruses EV A-71 and EV D-68 in the spinal Â” uid of two patients. OfÂ“ cials had said in the past that Â“ nding the viruses in the spinal Â” uid was key Â„ proof that they had traveled to the spinal cord and caused the motor damage characteristic of AFM. Yet Meissonier said Tuesday that Â“ nding the viruses in two patientsÂ spinal Â” uid did not explain all of the cases. She said experts are looking into whether the condition is an autoimmune response to a virus. ÂWeÂve learned a lot about AFM since 2014, but there are things that we still donÂt understand,ÂŽ she said.More children are becoming suddenly paralyzed; health officials still donÂt know why PHOTO PROVIDEDMaipele Burns, 4, can only partially open her right hand, a result of being diagnosed at the age of 2 with Acute accid myelitis, causing permanent paralysis in that part of her body. She was photographed at her home in Camarillo, California. AlzheimerÂs Caregiver Support GroupThe AlzheimerÂs 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 941426-8349 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.AlzheimerÂs support groupsThe AlzheimerÂs 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 AlzheimerÂs Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area Â€ 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. Â€ 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area Â€ 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Â€ 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area Â€ 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Charlotte Prostate Support Group meetingThe Charlotte Prostate Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18, at the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility located 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite #493, Port Charlotte. The speaker will bewill be Dr. Ivor Percent, M.D., Oncologist, from Florida Cancer Specialists. A cancer diagnosis is not required for attendance, many of our members have other prostate issues. We try to present an open, casual, environment to discuss any prostate concern. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital. 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 GodÂs 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 Â“ 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 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com and their website is found at http:// GulfCoveChurch.com.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 Â“ 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: Â€ Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, Arielle. Ball@FLHealth.gov or 941-685-3324. Â€ Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee.thumm@ gmail.com or 941-3737070, ext. 307.Cancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA afÂ“ 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 beneÂ“ 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 allo wing 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 FawcettÂs oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318. Support Groups Specializing in Comprehensive nonSurgical Management of the Spine and other Musculoskeletal Conditions Â€ Lumbar and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections Â€ Spinal Cord Stimulation Â€ Radiofrequency Ablations Â€ Therapeutic Botox Injections for Relief of Chronic MigrainesBoard CertiÂ“ ed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 NEWS & NOTESNeuro Challenge Foundation for ParkinsonÂsÂ€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and ParkinsonÂs Power Hour with Karla Brody and Courtnie Giddens; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21. Â€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and ParkinsonÂs Power Hour with Carissa Campanella and Courtnie Giddens; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 28. Â€ North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP: An exercise program focusing on breath support, posture, and vocal function exercises for improved vocal performance; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. Â€ Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group: ÂLessons Learned from CopingÂŽ 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 Nov. 29. Â€ Punta Gorda ParkinsonÂs Support Group: Care Partners and PwP Breakout Groups with Carisa Campanella and Courtnie Giddens; Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 30. Â€ Neuro Challenge Foundation Crafters Guild Holiday Craft Fair, (all proceeds from the Craft Fair are utilized to fund Neuro Challenge Foundation Programs and Services): Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Clark Road, 5880 Rand Blvd., Classroom A Sarasota, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 30.Metaphysical FairSerenity Gardens will hold their Â“rst Metaphysical Fair on Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be various vendors displaying their products and services. Learn about upcoming events, classes and seminars. Book a mediumship reading. There are some lovely items in the gift shop to purchase. Have a free cup of tea, sit under the energy charged pyramid, network under the gazebo in a garden like setting. Serenity Gardens is located at 2765 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite B, Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-883-4942. 2018 ParkinsonÂs Disease Fall SymposiumParkinsonÂs Disease Treatment Center of SWFL will present its Fall Symposium from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, at Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Guest speaker will be Dr. Hubert Fernandez, the National Directory of ParkinsonÂs Disease and Movement Disorders, Center for NeuroRestoration, Cleveland Clinic. Pre-paid registration is $20 per person after Dec.1. deadline, $30 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 941-743-4987 or email jenniferj@parkinsonsÂ”. com.Englewood Lions Club to host flea marketEnglewood Lions Club on 4611 Placida Road, Englewood, will be hosting its Flea Market starting the second Sunday of every month from November through March from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Inside tables are available for $20 each. Vendor spots outside are available for $15 each. For more information, call Diane at 941-681-2161.Ride for Tiny TownRide for Tiny Town, a celebration ride for the Arcadia community of 2019 will be held at 8 a.m. on Feb. 9. The start and Â“nish line is at the Mosaic Arena in Arcadia. Bicyclists from around Florida are invited to participate with 15, 30, and 60 mile routes. The ride is fully supported with periodic rest stops and sag vehicles. Ride pre-registration is only $40, ride day registration $50. Participants can preregister online at ridefortinytown.com or by sending name, address, phone, email, and $40 to Ride for Tiny Town, 1144 NW Peace Point Drive, Arcadia, Florida 34266.Bucs on the Run 5K Run/WalkThe annual Bucs on the Run 5K run and fun walk will be held on Feb. 23. Proceeds beneÂ“t the student activities account. Register early for a discounted rate and try to be one of the Â“rst 200 to register to receive an ofÂ“cial run day long sleeve dry-Â“t shirt. Registration by Feb. 28 is $25 for adults, $25 youth (under 18). Day of race is $30 adults/$25 youth. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Race start at 8 a.m. Register at www.runsignup.com. For more information, contact Coach Winkler at email@example.com.American Cancer Society seeks participation in Relay For Life of Charlotte CountyAmerican Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Charlotte County on April 6, at Laishley Park. Be part of the Â“ght, and together we can beat our biggest rival. American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to form teams and stand shoulder to shoulder with us and cancer patients and those supporting them. Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. This year, an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. will participate in more than 2,000 events to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer Â„ from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society 24/7 cancer help line and free rides to chemo. By joining the Relay For Life event, you can help attack cancer from every angle. To learn more about Relay For Life, and register a team, visit RelayForLife.org/ charlottecountyÂ”.Hope PACE seeking volunteersDo you have a caring heart and time to share? Hope PACE, a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly that helps aging adults live independently in our community, is seeking volunteers for its Port Charlotte Care Center. Volunteers may be asked to talk and socialize with individuals in HopeÂs care, organize fun games and activities, assist with crafts or special projects, help with meals and snacks, or offer administrative support to on-site staff. Before helping at the Hope PACE Care Center, volunteers will receive an in-depth orientation session. Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Call 239-415-7217 or visit www.HopeHCS.org/ volunteer for more information about volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Hope Healthcare programs, including Hope Kids Care, Hope PACE, Hope Palliative Care and the Hope Parkinson Program, call 239-482-4673 or visit www.HopeHCS.org.LOUD Crowd classesThe LOUD Crowd classes meet every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio De Janeiro Ave, Punta Gorda. No fee. New member are requested to contact 941-204-1515 prior to attending for the Â“rst time. The LOUD Crowd is a weekly speech class for individuals with ParkinsonÂs disease who have previously undergone speech therapy. For more information contact Mary Spremulli, at 941-204-1515 or email info@ voiceaerobicsdvd.com.Voice Aerobics classSponsored by Neurochallenge Foundation for ParkinsonÂs, Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli is held the fourth Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peace River Presbyterian Center, 5600 Peace River Road, North Port. Voice Aerobics is a whole body voice strengthening program combining voice practice with movement. The class provides education about speech and voice changes associated with ParkinsonÂs, an introduction to vocal function exercises, and a setting for social interaction, support, and communication. There is no fee for classes. No prior speech therapy is required to join, and classes will focus on: vocal function exercise, speech practice, and methods to improve communication for people living with ParkinsonÂs. To learn more, call 941-204-1515.Monthly tobacco cessation seminarsEnglewood Community Hospital offers free monthly tobacco cessation seminars. The Tools to Quit program will provide information about the effects of tobacco use, the beneÂ“ts of quitting, and will assist you in developing your own quit plan. Quitting tobacco isnÂt easy, but Â“nding help should be. With the new Quit Your Way program, the Florida Department of HealthÂs Tobacco Free Florida program is making it easier for tobacco users in the state to access the free and proven-effective resources available to all Floridians. They have expanded their resources offering tobacco users interested in quitting access to free tools, including a starter kit of nicotine replacement patches, Text2Quit, email tips and a quit guide. Englewood Community Hospital offers the Group Quit seminars on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Englewood Community Hospital cafeteria conference room. If you or a loved one is ready to quit your way, please register by calling 866-534-7909.ÂMinding Our EldersÂJoin Karen Hallenbeck, Senior Living Advisor, Writer, Executive Director and Host of ÂMinding Our Elders,ÂŽ is on the air at 11 a.m. every other Monday on WCCF 1580am. Seventeen years as an Executive Director of Assisted Living Memory Care Communities has given Karen the expertise and empathy to assist families in their journey through senior living. Topics on ÂMinding Our EldersÂŽ will include how to choose the ÂrightÂŽ community for your loved one, transitioning at a community, what legal issues should be completed, common questions about placement or how families can endure the emotional impact of caring for their loved one. You can share your story or make comments during the show by calling in at 941-206-1580 or go to www.wccfam.com for the ÂMinding Our EldersÂŽ blog.Free bike ridesFree bicycle rides are offered at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday. All riders are welcome. Helmet is required. The rides depart from Acme Bicycle Shop, 615 Cross St., Suite 1116, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-639-2263Friendship Centers need volunteersThe Friendship Centers currently has a volunteer opening for Friendship at Home Volunteers in North Port. The Friendship at Home program matches volunteers with isolated seniors through telephone reassurance, the friendly visitor program and supportive intervention. Volunteers go through a background check and screening process. Training is provided. If you enjoy working with older adults and would be interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Robert Rogers at rrogers@ friendshipcenters.org or 941-556-3223.Knock out ParkinsonÂsThis boxing program improves strength, Â“tness, hand-eye coordination, balance and agility aimed at helping ParkinsonÂs patients. Taught by a certiÂ“ed USA Boxing coach, the program is offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays at Charlotte Harbor Boxing Club (24710 Sandhill Blvd, Unit 803, near the Kings Highway exit of Interstate 75). Space is limited. Call 239-292-9230, www.parkinsonsneuro challenge.org/ or www.facebook.com/CharlotteHarbor BoxingGymnasium/ for more information. MEDICAL2030 $2000 Sign on BONUS!! 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7Fawcett Memorial Hospital held its Health Extravaganza on Nov 8, at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, in Punta Gorda. The free event featured screenings, inflatable heart and brain exhibits, electronic CPR demonstrations, stroke risk assessments, healthy cooking demos, mini doc talks and hands-on education from experts in joint, spine, cardiac and physical therapy.Fawcett Memorial HospitalÂs Health Extravaganza FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDFawcett Memorial Hospital Executive Chef Mark Rantz serves fruit smoothies. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDFawcett Memorial Hospital President and CEO Bill Hawley explains blood ow, as Rhonda Bilbrey and Kristina Standafer observe. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDPaul Brayton checks out the inatable heart exhibit. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDPatti Davis (left) speaks with Cassie Monnier, of Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDMonica Pedwell, RN, left, demonstrates an Electronic CPR dummy to Jenny Ingmire. The electronics provide feedback for those learning CPR. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDJackie Baker, left, and Pam Monnier, of GrandCare Plus Home Health Agency, stand with their display. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDTracy Pijanowski, of Kindred at Home, gives information to Tracy Bush. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDJean Wyco participates in Rock Painting class. She says, ÂIÂm a little bit old, right now, but one of these days IÂll get a big canvas to paint on.ÂŽ FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDDr. Maria Castilla, Robotics Surgeon at Fawcett Memorial (center), demonstrates the ÂDa Vinci Surgical SystemÂŽ to Ben Kozireski, as Diane Trotta observes. Robotic arms are controlled by the surgeonÂs movements, while sitting at the station. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDSallie Jones 5th-grade students Eduardo Carmina (from left), Mirielle Soquita, Callen Madden and Kyla Jackson stand in front of the inatable brain exhibit. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDSallie Jones 5th-grade student Elia Le, poses for a photo. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA Bill Hawley, president and CEO, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, takes a photo of all the lab coats and stethoscopes given to Sallie Jones Elementary School students prior to being welcomed by Hawley and their tour of the expo. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA Roger and Sandra Reinnagel examine the inatable heart exhibit. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA Al and Raphaela Rozanski watch while Monica Pedwell, educator at Fawcett, demonstrates CPR on training mannequin. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA Lauren Sutherland, RN at Fawcett, laughs after being asked a question from one of Sallie Jones ElementaryÂs students after their tour of an inatable brain. FEELING FIT PHOTO BY TAMI GARCIA Christine Garcia, nurse practitioner patient care navigator with Center for GI and Digestive Health at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, left, demonstrates how the placement of a stint into the biliary system works with Lee and Janet Bullock.
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018The Punta Gorda/ Port Charlotte Bridge Twins Tot Walk 5K was held at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, to support the JUST Against Children Drowning Foundation. JACD, a 501(c)(3) nonproÂ“t foundation, incorporated on April 1, 2010, after the drowning of 13-monthold twins Joshua and Christian DeMello. The foundationÂs hope is that through spreading awareness and being able to Â“nancially help when needed, we can prevent similar events from happening. JACD strongly believes and recommends that every home with a pool needs to have a child barrier (even if you donÂt have children yourself), along with proper supervision at all times. The foundation also promotes swimming lessons and CPR. For more information, visit http://justagainst childrendrowning.org.Twins Tot Walk 5K Skyler Kane gives a kiss to 3-month-old Noah Kane, in front of a photo of their brother River, lost to drowning, two months ago. ÂWhen you turn your attention away from your kids for even a second, you turn back, and just like that Âƒ theyÂre goneÂŽ, said Jenna DeVito-Roisum, who lost her child to drowning, in March of 2009. Jessica Jamieson and Jesse DeMello hold 2-year-old Liam at the Just Against Children Drowning 5K walk. DeMello founded JACD, after losing his two children, Joshua and Christian to drowning in January of 2010. Photos of children lost to drowning sit atop artists easels, as runners and spectators gather in support of JACD, before the start of the 5K race. Sisters Kathy (from left) and Ava Vallero, Kenzie Mihalakis and Tabitha Apedjindu, pose for a photo. Jim Borra, Sarah Nielson and 6-year-old Emeriana Borra, pose for a photo with Josh the Otter. DJ Frankie, provided music for the event. Members of the United States Power Squadrons, Ron Jones, John Dunker, Cindy and John Rowland, Betty Campanella, Terrie Vargo and Sandy Darna, had a booth, promoting water safety and encouraging the use of Life Preservers. Rhonda Matzen, Paul and Linda DeMello, Barry DeMello, Jessica and Richard Rourke, pose for a photo before the race. Sixty-ve-year-old vegan promotor Ellen Jae Jones after placing in the Sr. Grand Masters classication. Below, Winners of the 5K are Alexa Gemma, Aaron Harris, Marti Stettler, Linda Sethares-Caruso, Joseph Smigel, Ellen Jae Jones, Henry Gregg, John Laird, Katrina MacHado and Brendan Flavin.
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 9 By RUSTY PRAYFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENTToni DeLuca had an exciting week. First came her birthday. She had a cake with candles. She got to go to the library to pick out movies. Her dad took her to lunch at McDonaldÂs, where she had chicken nuggets. Then at the end of the week, on Friday, she took part in Time Out RespiteÂs seventh annual Art Show. ToniÂs contribution to the show included colorful three-dimensional paper Â” owers. She also manned the sign-in desk. ÂIt was fun,ÂŽ said Toni, who turned 38. ÂAll my friends are coming to see my art stuff. IÂm proud.ÂŽ Toni is one of 23 clients at the day care for the developmentally disabled in Charlotte Harbor. The clients range in age from early 20s to 65. They range in disability from mild to severe. Some are in wheelchairs. Some must be fed by hand. Some get their nourishment through a feeding tube. Every year, the clients at Respite display the artwork theyÂve created in various projects under the guidance of Beth Williams. ThereÂs also a bake-sale table that helps raise money to defray the costs of WilliamsÂ art program. This year, the art ranged from those Â” owers, to drawings of jack Âo lanterns to clay pots to scrapbook paper collages and water-color cat Â“ gures. ÂThroughout the year, we just do different projects,ÂŽ Williams said. ÂWe have some clay pieces up front, and we do paper and paintings. We do a lot of different mediums.ÂŽ Adrian Crawford, who is developmental disabilities include deafness, was another artist whose work was on display. ÂHe does beautiful artwork,ÂŽJudy Branham, supervisor of the day program, said of Adrian, 28. AdrianÂs twin sister, Andrell, whose disabilities also include deafness, sat a few tables away in the facilityÂs dayroom. She showed off some of her Â” ower art with Toni. Art, which is offered on Wednesdays, is just one of RespiteÂs programs. Reading is taught. So is money math. Spelling contests are held. According to its website, the short-term care facilityÂs mission is to Âprovide much needed relief to families of mentally and physically disabled children and adults, Time Out Respite Care offers the services of trained caregivers to residents of Charlotte County.ÂŽ ÂWe donÂt put them in a corner and do nothing every day,ÂŽ said Branham. Time Out Respite Care is located at 24246 Harborview Road in Charlotte Harbor. For more information, call 941-743-3883.Art blossoms at day care Adrian Crawford points out his contribution to Tim Out RespiteÂs seventh annual art show. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAYToni DeLuca, left, and Andrell Crawford stand proudly by their paper owers during Tim Our RespiteÂs seventh annual art show. ÂThroughout the year, we do di erent projects,Â says Beth Williams, art teacher at Time Our Respite. Those projects are put on display annually. Provided by PAT DOLCELEE HEALTHAn annual tradition now in its Â“ fth year, Lee HealthÂs culinary team celebrated National Vegetarian Awareness Month with the Vegetarian Chef Cook-Off. This year, four chefs Â„ Shari OÂConnor from Cape Coral Hospital, Evelyn Williams from Gulf Coast Medical Center, Kalvyn Luzarraga from HealthPark Medical Center and Chris Chrombok from Lee Memorial Hospital Â„ traveled to each hospital and prepared plant-based dishes. Tasters at each campus cast their votes for their favorite dish and the top two chefs advanced to the Â“ nal cookoff, which was held on Nov. 12 at Lee Memorial Hospital, coinciding with the start of the American Heart AssociationÂs Eat Smart Month. Luzarraga and Williams advanced to the grand champion cook-off, where they each had 20 minutes to create a hot entre for the Â“ ve guest judges using plant-based ingredients. This yearÂs judges included Enza LoCascio, RD, Clinical Dietitian, Lee Health; Nicole Menendez, Lee Heart Walk Director, American Heart Association of Southwest Florida; Doug MacGregor, Program Coordinator, Lee Health Arts in Healthcare; Kathy Reynaert-Randall, CertiÂ“ ed Lifestyle Medicine Education, CHIP Facilitator, Trainer and Area Developer; and Cassie Kirby, RN, MSN, CPHQ, Senior Program Manager, Accreditation and Quality, Lee Health. The judges enjoyed both dishes: WilliamsÂ Jamaican Jerk CauliÂ” ower served with brown rice and green beans and LuzarragaÂs smoked chickpea wrap with spinach, carrots, cucumber and tahini sauce. This yearÂs top prize went to Evelyn Williams who also served an almond milk/ pineapple/strawberry smoothie in a fresh pineapple. ÂThe Vegetarian Chef Cook-Off is always a fun and interactive way to introduce people to plant-based food choices,ÂŽ explains Larry Altier, Lee Health System Director of Food and Nutrition Services. ÂThe chefs enjoy this because it allows them to be creative with these healthy ingredients. We hope this annual event inspires people to try to incorporate more plantbased options into their meal choices.ÂŽ Balanced nutrition is a key component of a healthy lifestyle; and a vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Learn more at www. LeeHealth.org.Vegetarian Chef Challenge aims to inspire healthier food choices PHOTO PROVIDED Kathleen Moore, director of food services, Gulf Coast Medical Center; Larry Altier, system director food & nutrition services, Lee Health; Evelyn Williams, and Kalvyn Luzarraga. 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 Â“ 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 afÂ“ liation or faith base. For more information, contact Mitzi Kohrman, kohrman firstname.lastname@example.org.Caregivers 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.CoDependents AnonymousCoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a Twelve Step Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from CoDependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. The Coda meetings in the area meet at the Oasis Alana Club at 2936 S. McCall Road, Englewood. Monday Step from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday Open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday from 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. starting in October. For more information, contact Barbara at 941-474-4190.Courage Over CancerGulf Cove United Methodist ChurchÂs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are speciÂ“ c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could beneÂ“ t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail. com. Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte.Food Addicts AnonymousA 12-step program for those who wish to recover from food addiction. Group meets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-380-6550.HollyÂs HopeHollyÂs Hope, a group formed by Joan and Ed Morgan after their daughter Holly died by suicide in 2017, will host the Â“ 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 317-250-7316, or email at email@example.com.Lung cancer support groupThe North Port Lung Cancer Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Sarasota Memorial ER in North Port along Toledo Blade Boulevard. The group is for people with lung cancer along with their caregivers. No RSVP nor charge is required. For more information, call or email Marc Cohen at 941-240-8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Lung 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 2017 adno=3628793-1
Page 10 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 The Suncoast Living Health and Wellness Expo was held at Fishermans Village in Punta Gorda. The Expo featured health screenings, door prizes, and information on a variety of health related services such as assisted living and healthy eating alternatives.The ÂSuncoast Living Health and Wellness ExpoÂ FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARD David Dowdy, of Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers of Punta Gorda, demonstrates a pair of infrared ventricular oculography goggles at the Suncoast Living Health and Wellness Expo, at Fishermans Village in Punta Gorda. The goggles, called IVOD, measure eye movements, and is intended to help doctors diagnose Inner ear problems. Amie Conti, Director of marketing for Chelsea Place Senior Care, prepares to hand out information and candy. Lori Adams of Movin & Groovin (seated) speaks with Ontario Canada residents Janice Salt-Potvin and Lori Mcleod. The free app, ÂMovin & Groovin,ÂŽ is intended to help seniors move and stand from a sitting position. Heather Pack of Elite Training and Fitness shows her ÂBest of CharlotteÂŽ award. Melissa Guido, of Ally Rides Wheelchair Transportation Services, stands at her booth. The company provides for a variety of transportation needs, such as hospital discharges or outpatient procedures. Willie J. Cauthen of BradentonÂs Healthcare Solutions stands ready to provide information on his EZlift vest. The vest is intended to be worn by those with mobility issues and features handles that may be held by assistants to aid with stability. By ALEX FLIPPINST. JOSEPH NEWS-PRESSDr. Jana Hill says sheÂs able to see more patients through telemedicine than traditional in-person appointment. When youÂre sick, getting to the doctor is often the best and fastest way to start feeling better. While doctors used to make house calls, now the newest trend in medicine lets the patient make the call. ItÂs called telemedicine, and itÂs often cheaper than an ofÂ“ce visit and just as effective. Jackson Rockafellow was about 3 years old when the St. Joseph News-Press Â“rst met him in 2014 during a routine visit to the hospital for his severe allergies. It was a short drive for JacksonÂs family to visit the hospital in St. Joseph, but it would have been a much longer visit had they had to drive to Kansas City where JacksonÂs doctor practices medicine. For this particular visit, no one had to drive at all. The doctor stayed in Kansas City, and with the help of technology and a trained assistant in St. Joseph, the entire visit took place without the doctor and patient ever being in the same room. ÂBecause it does save time, it saves staff,ÂŽ Hill explained. ÂThere are some companies that provide completely free virtual house calls, so itÂs a zero cost some employers provide ... thatÂs obviously a huge saving versus a $50 copay to come to urgent care when you can get the same care over the computer.ÂŽ HillÂs patients have the option to consult with her by phone or over video through a simple app available on computers and smartphones. She echoed the sentiment of Portney that the diagnosis and treatment simply donÂt require an in-person visit for every case and that the overall outcome is identical. ÂItÂs still the same concept. YouÂre still listening to the patient and youÂre still making a diagnosis based on what theyÂre telling you, which is most of medicine anyway. Most of what it is is what theyÂre telling you versus what you Â“nd on exams,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs not that different, youÂre just doing it by phone or computer instead.ÂŽ Because HillÂs clinic is set up for just his type of consultation, she said wait times are minimal and the number of patients she can see in a day is increased. ÂDuring cold and Â”u season, which will be starting any time now, theyÂre not coming into the lobby being exposed to other people who are ill and spreading it in the community because they can stay home and get the treatment they need,ÂŽ Hill said. The Wall Street Journal reported telemedicine can save patients up to $115 per visit, with potential savings of more than $20,000 per medical facility. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reported that since implementing telemedicine in 2016, 140 patient transfers have been avoided from senior care facilities. It touted the ability to treat 96 percent of patients from the facilities where they already were being housed and saving roughly $400,000 by doing so in the last year alone. ÂI love it. I think thereÂs a lot of advantages to it. ThereÂs a lot of time savings,ÂŽ Hill said. ÂWeÂre seeing you much, much quicker. Those visits last on average from start to Â“nish less than Â“ve minutes versus an average visit with patients in the clinic would be somewhere around 20.ÂŽWhile doctors used to make house calls, now the newest trend in medicine lets the patient make the call PHOTO PROVIDEDPatients are using telemedicine as a quick and often less expensive way to get treated for illnesses. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 because it gets you moving first thing in the morning and might even encourage you to hit the sack a little earlier each night, ensuring you get all the sleep you need. Exercise also can improve energy levels and relieve stress. Â€ DonÂt focus on food. Focus more on enjoyable activities that keep you moving rather than always being seated around the table for a big meal. Save indulgences for one or two treats on the holidays and eat sensibly otherwise. Â€Talk to someone. If the holidays have you feeling blue, talk to a friend or family member. If you need more professional support, find a social worker or psychologist that can help you work through stress and other feelings.SEASONFROM PAGE 1 (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol. Cons: The Â“ lling is traditionally made with corn syrup or brown sugar, and the crust can be a big source of saturated fat. And although pecans have many healthy attributes, too many can contribute to high calories and fat in the pie. Not a clear winner here. The global media and Â“ tness website www. popsugar.com has the stats comparing a slice of each pie. Calories: 316 pumpkin to 503 pecan; total fat (g): 14 pumpkin, 27 pecan; carbs (g): 40 pumpkin, 63 pecan; Â“ ber (g): 3 pumpkin, 4.3 pecan; sugar (g): 21 pumpkin, 31 pecan; protein (g): 7 pumpkin, 6 pecan. Excepting the higher Â“ ber content (no doubt from the pecans), looks like pumpkin wins this round. Chowhound.com, a website for Âfood enthusiasts,ÂŽ put the two delicious contenders in the ring (or pie plate) for a three-round battle. Round 1: Personal Traditions Â„ Tie! ÂItÂs subjective,ÂŽ wrote Emily Murawski on the website. ÂWeÂll have to call this round a tie. I shouldnÂt let my own personal leanings decide which pie wins Thanksgiving. There are all kinds of traditions out there, and so I shouldnÂt deem my own to be best, solely because itÂs familiar. ÂFor example, my friend from Mississippi thinks sweet potato pie is the Thanksgiving pie. Even though that sounds like a crazy bunch of nonsense to me, I respect her tradition, and truly, I wouldnÂt turn down a slice of sweet potato pie any other day.ÂŽ Round 2: Here First Â… Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin pie in its modern form came about in the 1700s, while pecan pie came later, in the 1800s at the earliest. Round 3: Dessert-ier Â… Pecan Pie ÂFor my ruling of which pie is the dessert-ier option, IÂm going to have to go with big, bad pecan pie,ÂŽ wrote Murawski, who compared the nutritional value of both and determined pumpkin pie Âis nearly a vegetable!ÂŽ MurawskiÂs ranking demanded a tie-breaker, and for that, she turned to ÂA Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,ÂŽ the Emmy-winning holiday favorite. Her reasoning concerned the cartoonÂs dinner scene, when the gang confronts Charlie BrownÂs botched attempt at Thanksgiving dinner. Remember which pie Peppermint Patty laments missing? Pumpkin pie, of course. ÂThis is the quintessential Thanksgiving pie, at least according to Charlie BrownÂs social circle Â„ not a peep about pecan,ÂŽ Murawski wrote. ÂAnd so, pumpkin pie wins this one.ÂŽ This column, I hope, has been a humorous look at the two popular deserts. I would be remiss, health-wise, if I didnÂt remind us that the Calorie Control Council says the typical American consumes 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day. But hey, itÂs Thanksgiving. Enjoy your dinner, and IÂll have a slice of both. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email email@example.com.DANFROM PAGE 1 Breast cancer networkingThe Venice Breast Cancer Networking group has a new date, place and time. The group will meet at the Elite Health Wellness Center at 4125 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 2, Venice, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is a safe place for newly diagnosed and survivors to talk with informative monthly speakers in alternate months. In November, Dr. Rose Baez will talk about what primary care physicians should be watching for in breast cancer survivors. This is one on the many free cancer support and wellness programs offered by http://www. jfcs-cares.org/services/ cancer-support/.Lung Cancer Support Group of Punta GordaLung Cancer Support Group of Punta Gorda meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. on the 4th floor of the medical office building at Bayfront Health hospital campus on E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 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Page 12 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018Great news: the holidays donÂt have to be synonymous with health-demolition and weightgain! As the festivities approach, a little planning can provide us with the tools for having fun celebrating, while staying healthy at the same time. For example, whether Â“nger foods are served exclusively, or are Act One of the show followed byÂƒ you guessed: more food, those goodies are often extremely fatty, salt-laden, and include other unhealthy ingredients. When attending an event, carefully keep track of your Âtable-to-hand-tomouthÂŽ activityÂƒ If you are hosting a party or are contributing appetizers to a gathering, you can easily make or buy wholesome ones. Move over, potato chips, fake dips, and friends! We donÂt have to resort to the sameÂol-same-Âol boring and predictable junk food, or prepare elaborate, multi-stage horse dÂoeuvres. Make Â“nger food in advance, at your convenience, easily and quickly from fresh veggies, (Bruschetta, eggplant, or beans), served on whole grain crackers, sliced baton bread (baguette), or pita wedges. For scrumptious and healthful crunchy nibbles, spread olive oil on one side of corn tortillas or whole grain pita rounds. Sprinkle ground cumin or Â“nely grated garlic on the oiled side. Cut each into six or eight wedges and roast in a 375F oven 8 to 12 minutes until crisp to yum. Garlic, curry, citrus zest, ginger, and other Â”avor stars help make ÂDeliciousÂŽ happen in numerous easy appetizers. Enjoy the following recipes Â„ happy and healthy holidays! Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor, blogger for the American Holistic Health Association, and speaker. JudyBUSS MISSION NUTRITIONEasy, delicious and nutritious holiday appetizers RECIPES CREAM CHEESE-FRUIT SPREAD Yield 1 1/2 cups 4 dried apricots 1 package (8 ounce) reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest cup dried cranberries, finely chopped Whole grain crackers (about 2-inch diameter) In a cup, place whole apricots covered in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain, let cool, dry with paper towel, then chop fine. In a medium bowl, mix the cheese and zest until well blended. Add apricots and cranberries. Serve on crackers. TOMATO-AVOCADO SALSA (2 servings) 1 ripe (but still a bit firm) Haas avocado 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 tablespoon wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste Cut avocado in half lengthwise, remove and discard the pit. Cut each half again in half lengthwise. Pull back the skin of each avocado quarter and peel. Chop avocado flesh into small pieces by making parallel cuts lengthwise, crosswise, then chopping avocado a bit more. In a medium bowl gently mix avocado and all other ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes in an airtight container before serving. Serve with corn chips. EASY STUFFED MUSHROOMS 12 large whole white mushrooms Olive oil divided: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon dried oregano 3 cloves garlic, finely grated cup bread crumbs1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons finely grated sharp Cheddar cheese 2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse mushrooms, dry with paper towels, and place them on a large plate. NOTE: Mushrooms should be promptly dried after they were rinsed. They absorb water like a sponge, and will become soggy if allowed to remain wet. With the tip of a small knife, remove the stems at their base, and reserve them in small bowl. Finely chop -cupful of the stems, set aside and discard the rest of the stems. With a melon baler or a spoon, scoop the gills out of the mushrooms caps. Lightly brush mushroom exteriors with oil. To make the filling: In a skillet, heat oil and onion over medium heat. Reduce heat, cover, and cook onion until it is translucent, about 12 minutes. Add chopped mushroom stems, and oregano, and cook (covered) 5 more minutes, stirring once. Remove the onion mixture from stove and add garlic, wheat germ, salt, cheese, and walnuts. Mix well. Line a baking tray with parchment paper after applying a few drops of oil on several spots directly on the baking tray. The oil helps keep the paper in place. (The paper may first curl up until a few stuffed mushrooms are Âparked Âon top of it). Do not grease the top of the paper. Fill the mushrooms, forming a small mound at the top. Place the filled mushrooms on the prepared baking tray (filling-side up), and bake 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Promptly transfer mushrooms to a serving plate. By RUSTY PRAYLETÂS GO CORRESPONDENTThe Charlotte Harbor Evening Rotary Club is sponsoring a craft fair to beneÂ“t Tender Hearts Partnership, a nonproÂ“t that provides free social activities for adults with intellectual disabilities. The fair, the Â“rst of its kind presented by the Evening Rotary, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. There is no charge for admission. Blair Lovejoy, a member of the Evening Rotary, said members had become acquainted with Tender HeartsÂ missions and recommended to the organization that it provide support. Proceeds from vendorsÂ fees will go to Tender Hearts. ÂWe have a few members who have been to their events as volunteers, and they felt the love in the room,ÂŽ Lovejoy said. ÂItÂs something you have to experience. Tender Hearts is wholly dependent on help from the community.ÂŽ Melissa Ellison and Tee Callan, Publix employees, founded Tender Hearts in 2011 after serving on the board of Time Our Respite, a day care for the developmentally disabled in Charlotte Harbor. ÂThey have a wonderful program, but itÂs just for their clients,ÂŽ Ellison said. ÂWe thought there was a larger need for adults with intellectual disabilities. We decided to hold events open to anybody who wanted to attend. We wanted to make it a community effort.ÂŽ Since then, Tender Hearts Partnerships has sponsored about six events a year Â„ mostly dances Â„ to give adults with mental disabilities an opportunity to socialize with one another. ÂWe want them to feel comfortable in an atmosphere where theyÂre not being judged,ÂŽ Ellison said. ÂWe want everyone to have a good time.ÂŽ Its ValentineÂs Dance is probably its best-known event, but it also puts on a Red, White & Blue BBQ in late June, a Super Hero Dance where participants can dress up as their favorite super hero, and a Halloween Dance. All the events are held at the Harbor Heights Community Center, which donates the space. The annual Christmas Dance is coming up from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 17, sponsored by Tender Hearts. Every participant will receive a gift. So, the craft fair fundraiser could not be coming at a better time. ÂItÂs absolutely life-saving for us,ÂŽ Ellison said. ÂWe can tell people all day long about how satisfying it is to work with these adults,ÂŽ Ellison said. ÂBut until you see the joy they experience by interacting with their peers in a comfortable environment, you canÂt really appreciate them. For more information or to donate, go to www. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 1By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAP BUSINESS WRITERNEW YORK Â„ The alcohol will Â”ow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a traditional cocktail party to activities including games and contests. Human resources consultants and employment law attorneys say theyÂre Â“elding more questions about alcohol and parties than in the past following the string of high-proÂ“le sexual misconduct cases that began a year ago. TheyÂre advising their small business clients to impose limits on how much people drink. Ladan Davia decided thereÂd be no drinking at her companyÂs party this year after two incidents at last yearÂs gathering Â„ a male staffer and then a female staffer who were drunk groped other co-workers. ÂIÂm creating a safer environment for everyone,ÂŽ says Davia, owner of Beeya, a job search website based in Irvine, California. ÂWhile I know it can be seen as Ânot fairÂ for banning alcohol from our holiday party, I would respond saying itÂs Ânot fairÂ for anyone to feel uncomfortable especially in their place of work.ÂŽ Davia understands that alcohol becomes a form of entertainment at an ofÂ“ce party, so sheÂs going to have substitutes for her 11 staffers and their guests: a magician, games and prizes. HR consultant Rob Wilson has gotten many more calls than in the past from companies needing help with party policies. Even owners who havenÂt had problems are asking about going alcohol-free or limiting everyoneÂs intake. Some owners ask whether they should have chaperones to ensure no one is overdrinking or trying to grope anyone. ÂTheyÂre much more cautious than IÂve ever seen,ÂŽ says Wilson, president of Chicago-based Employco. OwnersÂ questions come from their concerns about staffersÂ well-being and the fact theyÂre legally liable if drunken employees or guests are in accidents of any kind, hurting themselves or others. The company is also liable if a staffer sexually harasses or verbally or physically abuses anyone. There are ways to prevent problems, starting with banning or limiting alcohol. One way to put the brakes on drinking is to give staffers coupons or tickets for drinks. Another option is to serve only wine and beer. Some of Jay StarkmanÂs small business clients struggle with the idea of not serving alcohol. TheyÂre concerned about sending a negative message to staffers. ÂTheyÂre saying, ÂI donÂt want to not trust my people, or insinuate that theyÂre a problem,ÂŽ says Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO, an HR provider based in Hollywood, Florida. Using drink coupons is a way around that concern, Starkman says. Julia Kravets used to have an open bar at the parties at her Brooklyn, New York, restaurant, Little Choc Apothecary, but some employees drank so much they became sick and Kravets had to help them into cabs. Last year, Kravets brought in games Âas opposed to just standing there and alcohol is the only activity.ÂŽ She did serve wine, but no one drank to the point of vomiting and ÂI didnÂt have to revive anybody,ÂŽ Kravets says. When small business clients ask employment law attorney Mark Kluger what they should do, he tells them, no alcohol, period. But Kluger says that has been the most ignored advice given by the lawyers at his New Jersey-based Â“rm, Kluger Healey, even though when alcohol is served, Âthings can get out of hand and often do.ÂŽ This year, clientsÂ concerns about alcohol are ramped up because of the potential for sexual misconduct. Kluger suggests they follow his Â“rmÂs example Â„ itÂs not serving alcohol and is having its party at a hatchet-throwing venue. Kluger believes his staffers and guests wonÂt miss drinking because theyÂll be having fun throwing hatchets at wooden targets, much like the events in lumberjack competitions. ÂWe need to walk the walk,ÂŽ Kluger says. ÂLast year, we went bowling and we kept so busy, people werenÂt thinking, Âhey, weÂre not drinking.ÂÂŽ Jonathan Bell, also an employment lawyer, is serving alcohol at his Â“rmÂs party at a restaurant. But, he says, Âwe are sending an email before the holiday party about being responsible both for purposes of safety and for sexual harassment.ÂŽ HeÂs also not allowing alcohol in the last hour of the celebration, and if his 11 staffers and/or their guests are drinking too much, heÂll ask the restaurant to stop serving altogether. Bell, founder of the Bell Law Group in Garden City, New York, is putting his staff on notice that they face discipline if they drink too much and behave badly. He notes that under the law, misconduct at a company-sponsored event is the equivalent of misconduct at work. He suggests all employers issue similar warnings Â„ giving employees a reality check can help them stay in line. ÂThat seems to bring the focus to everyone that while theyÂre hanging out and having a good time socially, they need to be responsible,ÂŽ he says.Should we place limits on alcohol at office parties?Business owners concerned about sexual misconduct, safety of their staff and guests AP PHOTO adno=3631251-1 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 @ solarishealthcare.vikus.net NEW!! 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34224 6494 ROSEWOOD DR $164,900 1,036 $160,000 11/9/2018 None 2 2 0 1995 Single Family Residence FHA 15 9.17 0.97 93.13 D6101882 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 210 CHARLOTTE ST $164,900 1,393 $162,000 11/9/2018 None 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Conv entional 118.38 0.98 65.96 D6102667 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 557 MAGNOLIA AVE NW $169,000 1,093 $165,000 11/13/2018 None 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 154.62 0.98 92.08 C7406252 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 1190 VICTORIA AVE $169,900 1,759 $138,000 11/9/2018 None 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence Cash 96.59 0.81 60.79 U8010134 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 5190 BUTTERFLY LN $174,900 1,851 $161,000 11/9/2018 None 4 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cash 94.49 0.92 64.19 C7242738 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4374 LA ROSA AVE $180,490 1,513 $180,490 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence VA 1 19.29 1 119.29 C7401627 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2000 BAL HARBOR BLVD #122 $185,000 1,517 $172,000 11/14/2018 Community 3 2 0 2002 Condominium C onventional 121.95 0.93 113.38 C7405455 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21512 ELDRED AVE $189,000 1,205 $189,000 11/8/2018 Private 2 2 0 1976 Single Family Residenc e FHA 156.85 1 115.88 C7404137 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23103 DIANE AVE $195,000 1,669 $190,000 11/9/2018 None 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence Co nventional 116.84 0.97 C7402521 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 849 MCMAHON AVE NW $195,000 1,401 $190,000 11/13/2018 Private 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 139.19 0.97 89.71 C7405921 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 409 BIRCHCREST BLVD $199,000 1,424 $197,000 11/14/2018 Private 2 2 0 1991 Single Family Resi dence Cash 139.75 0.99 86.06 C7404711 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 630 BEECHE TER NW $199,000 1,260 $185,000 11/8/2018 Private 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 157.94 0.93 87.76 C7247576 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 16102 JUAREZ CIR $199,900 1,553 $199,900 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 128.72 1 87.71 C7402199 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2541 NANETTE LN $200,000 2,020 $190,000 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 99.01 0.95 69.5 C7404692 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1330 RUSSELLVILLE ST $203,900 1,437 $203,900 11/8/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence C ash 141.89 1 100.64 N6102061 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 5307 KENVIL DR $204,900 1,197 $204,900 11/12/2018 Private 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Con ventional 171.18 1 113.33 D6102285 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7236 TOTEM AVE $209,000 1,524 $209,000 11/8/2018 Private 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence FHA 137.14 1 91.31 D6102566 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7194 BRIDGEPORT LN $209,900 1,220 $207,000 11/9/2018 None 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence Cash 172.05 0.99 103.71 C7405664 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 2204 CANNOLOT BLVD $209,900 2,089 $195,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Reside nce Cash 100.48 0.93 65.48 C7406953 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7534 TASCO DR $213,000 1,983 $213,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 107.41 1 78.02 C7406088 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3335 MORCHESTER LN $214,000 1,367 $214,000 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Ca sh 156.55 1 104.19 C7406358 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 321 FORTALEZA ST $215,000 1,681 $215,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence C onventional 127.9 1 91.3 C7403145 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1195 NEW LONDON ST $217,700 1,546 $217,700 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Co nventional 140.82 1 99.59 N6101570 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2301 PENFIELD TER $217,999 1,697 $207,500 11/14/2018 None 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cas h 128.46 0.95 C7406351 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 8606 LISA BLVD $219,900 2,247 $219,900 11/8/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 97 .86 1 73.64 C7405165 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 601 SHREVE ST #64B $224,500 1,398 $215,000 11/9/2018 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 160. 59 0.96 A4412317 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 421 PINEAPPLE ST $224,900 1,231 $228,650 11/13/2018 Private 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Residence FH A 182.7 1.02 N6102290 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 10183 WILLOWOOD AVE $225,000 1,674 $225,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 134.41 1 91.24 C7405525 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2717 PRONTO LN $225,000 2,152 $217,000 11/14/2018 None 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conven tional 104.55 0.96 77.83 D6102207 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 2950 N BEACH RD #A222 $225,000 870 $214,000 11/8/2018 Community 1 1 0 1981 Condominium Cash 258.6 2 0.95 228.39 C7404998 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 3622 JADE ST $228,800 2,040 $228,800 11/14/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence VA 112.1 6 1 86.67 C7405284 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 746 TRUMPET TREE $229,900 1,999 $225,000 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Cas h 115.01 0.98 90.87 C7404988 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 25756 PRADA DR $230,000 2,763 $215,000 11/13/2018 None 3 2 1 2006 Single Family Residence Cash 83.24 0.93 C7406221 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4998 ESCALANTE DR $234,000 1,558 $234,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Residence C ash 150.19 1 D6102478 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2133 MAUVE TER $235,500 1,233 $233,000 11/13/2018 Private 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residence Con ventional 191 0.99 125.81D6102312 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 3230 VILLAGE LN $239,500 1,577 $229,500 11/13/2018 Community 2 2 0 1995 Single Family Reside nce Cash 151.87 0.96 D6101489 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 8376 CREEKVIEW LN $239,900 1,453 $229,000 11/9/2018 Community 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conventional 165.11 0.95 106.61 O5450391 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 15201 MILLE FIORE BLVD $248,000 1,988 $248,000 11/9/2018 None 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Resid ence VA 124.75 1 A4412341 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2792 ALTOONA AVE $248,900 1,931 $245,500 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Conv entional 128.9 0.99 C7405409 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 5587 BATTERSEA AVE $264,900 2,122 $255,000 11/12/2018 None 4 3 0 2008 Single Family Residence Co nventional 124.84 0.96 C7406072 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 231 GOLD TREE $265,000 1,538 $262,000 11/12/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Con ventional 172.3 0.99 109.62 C7400017 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 5314 CROMEY RD $265,000 2,054 $263,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence FHA 129.02 0.99 93.76 C7404888 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23068 HILLSDALE AVE $269,900 2,035 $270,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 132.63 1 C7400795 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1377 LONGSON ST $270,000 1,882 $260,000 11/13/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residenc e VA 143.46 0.96 C7408139 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 27230 GREEN GULF BLVD $277,000 1,833 $277,000 11/14/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 151.12 1 99.39 D6102541 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 4722 CLUB DR #202 $279,900 2,041 $279,900 11/8/2018 Community 3 2 0 2009 Condominium Cash 13 7.14 1 110.46 T3125539 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 6209 FALCON LAIR DR $280,000 1,804 $279,000 11/8/2018 Community 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 155.21 1 116.15 D6102710 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 6317 ZENO CIR $284,900 2,273 $277,500 11/12/2018 None 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Cas h 125.34 0.97 91.16 C7405091 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 3313 SUNSET KEY CIR #604 $289,900 1,684 $285,000 11/9/2018 Community 3 2 0 2004 Condominium Cas h 172.15 0.98 C7405470 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1840 NORVELL AVE $290,000 1,939 $284,500 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Co nventional 149.56 0.98 C7403985 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 12512 PANNIKIN AVE $299,000 2,170 $303,000 11/13/2018 None 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence F HA 137.79 1.01 C7405371 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 17150 RIVER RANCH CT $299,900 2,060 $282,500 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 1 2001 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 145.58 0.94 88.12 C7404807 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 290 CORONADO DR $340,000 1,719 $330,000 11/8/2018 None 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence Cash 197.79 0.97 127.02 C7400921 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 4672 MULGRAVE AVE $344,900 2,378 $324,000 11/13/2018 Private 4 3 0 2005 Single Family Residence Cash 145.04 0.94 91.06 C7403904 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 293 BRASILIA ST $349,000 2,623 $345,000 11/14/2018 Private 4 3 0 1988 Single Family Residence C onventional 133.05 0.99 99.97 C7404182 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2345 SILVER PALM RD $350,000 1,889 $340,000 11/9/2018 Private, Comm 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Res idence Cash 185.28 0.97 120.4 C7405744 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3500 JULIA TER $369,900 2,230 $350,000 11/14/2018 None 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Cash 1 65.87 0.95 142.57 C7237033 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 15020 ALSASK CIR $370,000 3,386 $360,000 11/9/2018 Private 4 3 1 2006 Single Family Residenc e Cash 109.27 0.97 87.08 N6101928 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 2896 EGRET CT $389,000 2,168 $377,000 11/14/2018 Private, Comm 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 179.43 0.97 C7403885 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1130 LA SALINA CT $405,000 1,870 $405,000 11/9/2018 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Cas h 216.58 1 154.58 C7406356 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 2060 VIA VENICE $409,900 1,876 $390,000 11/14/2018 Private 3 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence C ash 218.5 0.95 133.2 C7250757 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 1093 CLEARVIEW DR $419,900 2,054 $413,500 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residen ce Cash 204.43 0.98 150.15 A4406967 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 10799 TROPHY DR $434,500 2,182 $423,500 11/8/2018 None 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Residence Cash 19 9.13 0.97 123.83 C7249424 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 339 SANTANDER CT $479,500 2,363 $465,000 11/9/2018 Private 3 2 1 1996 Single Family Residence C onventional 202.92 0.97 148.7 D5921750 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 4255 SPIRE ST $499,000 2,557 $435,000 11/14/2018 Private 4 3 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 195.15 0.87 122.74 D6102113 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13505 BLAKE DR $499,900 2,073 $490,000 11/13/2018 Private 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 241.15 0.98 157.46 C7406324 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 3919 MADRID CT $525,000 2,222 $515,000 11/14/2018 Private 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence Co nventional 236.27 0.98 163.23 N6101725 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1336 PINE SISKIN DR $584,500 2,082 $575,000 11/13/2018 Private 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Residen ce Cash 280.74 0.98 192.82 D6101170 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 6620 RIVERSIDE DR $599,000 4,890 $535,000 11/9/2018 None 7 7 0 1968 Single Family Residence Con ventional 122.49 0.89 D5922893 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 6751 PORTSIDE LN $769,000 2,719 $710,000 11/9/2018 Community 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence C onventional 282.82 0.92 140.15 C7403877 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 111 DONNA CT $1,275,000 3,131 $1,175,000 11/14/2018 Private 3 3 0 2002 Single Family Residence Cash 407.22 0.92 293.24 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 Look for volunteer opportunities in the paper SUPPORT 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSN6101359 Sold 622 BIRD BAY DR S #208 1 1 0 1983 Bird Bay Village Condominium Conventional 148.1 0.89 11/9/2018 $105,000 FALSE A4415267 Sold 2172 PARK RD 2 1 0 1980 Venice Groves Single Family Residence FHA 157.63 0.98 11/8/2018 $125,000 FALSE U8013977 Sold 310 SEA GRAPE RD 3 2 0 1959 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Cash 94.09 0.93 11/9/2018 $140,000 FALSE N6102130 Sold 512 LA GORCE DR 3 2 0 1962 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 84.34 0.89 11/8/2018 $147,000 FALS E N5916414 Sold 764 VILLAGE CIR #218 2 2 0 1986 Capri West Condominium Conventional 148.78 0.99 11/5/2018 $158,000 FALSE N6100665 Sold 409 MANATEE CT #202 2 2 0 1972 Parkview East Condominium Cash 205.69 1 11/5/2018 $169,900 FALSE N6102117 Sold 212 JESSICA ST N 3 2 0 1961 Mobile City Single Family Residence FHA 104.23 0.97 11/5/2018 $175,000 FALSE A4410115 Sold 304 PINE RUN DR 2 2 0 1973 Pine Run Condominium Conventional 145.03 0.93 11/9/2018 $200,000 FALSE N6101987 Sold 240 SANTA MARIA ST #329 2 2 0 1972 Bella Costa Condominium Cash 188.25 0.93 11/6/2018 $205,000 FALSE N6100274 Sold 912 S GONDOLA DR 2 2 0 1977 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 126.9 0.97 11/5/2018 $209,000 FAL SE A4413812 Sold 215 REDWOOD RD 2 2 0 1960 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 163.55 1.03 11/6/2018 $210,000 FALS E A4214216 Sold 150 L PAVIA BLVD #22 3 2 0 2004 Tuscany Lake Condominium Cash 143.15 0.96 11/7/2018 $210,000 FALSE N6101342 Sold 177 PADOVA WAY #18 3 2 0 2003 San Marco At Venetian Glf & River Cl Condominium Cash 149.33 0.97 11/5/2018 $224,00 0 FALSE N6101495 Sold 117 PORTA VECCHIO BND #102 2 2 0 2018 Toscana Isles Condominium Cash 160.37 1 11/8/2018 $224,835 FALSE N6101630 Sold 202 PINE RD 2 1 0 1962 Bay Point Single Family Residence Cash 255.68 0.95 11/8/2018 $225,000 FALSE A4412710 Sold 2404 RAVINIA CIR #2404 3 2 0 2005 Ravinia Condominium Conventional 170.26 1 11/9/2018 $245,000 FALSE N6102020 Sold 800 RAVINIA CIR #800 3 2 0 2005 Ravinia Condominium Cash 175.47 0.95 11/7/2018 $252,500 FALSE N6101155 Sold 3551 SUNSET BEACH DR 2 2 0 1971 Sunset Beach Single Family Residence Conventional 159.38 0.98 11/5/2018 $255,000 TRUE N6102078 Sold 271 BARD RD 3 2 0 1975 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 138.81 0.98 11/8/2018 $279,000 TRUE N6101705 Sold 340 S QUINCY RD 3 2 0 2016 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 161.29 0.97 11/8/2018 $285,000 FALSE N6102191 Sold 108 HOURGLASS DR 3 2 0 1993 Hourglass Lakes Single Family Residence Cash 182.55 0.98 11/8/2018 $295,000 TRUE N6101050 Sold 19201 ISADORA ST 2 2 0 2014 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Conventional 208.77 0.94 11/5 /2018 $300,000 FALSE A4213540 Sold 1602 CYPRESS POINT CT 3 2 0 1977 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence VA 180.37 0.95 11/7/2018 $305,000 TRUE N6102241 Sold 425 BERMUDA ISLES CIR 3 2 1 1994 Isles Of Chestnut Creek Single Family Residence Conventional 154.15 0.98 11/8/20 18 $310,000 TRUE N6101946 Sold 612 BITTNER BLVD 2 1 0 1953 Nokomis Acres Single Family Residence Cash 190.06 0.96 11/9/2018 $325,000 FALSE N6101289 Sold 523 WEXFORD DR 4 2 0 1997 Fairway Village Single Family Residence Conventional 158.35 1 11/6/2018 $330,000 FALSE C7403482 Sold 623 PINE RANCH EAST RD 3 2 0 1994 Bay Oaks Estates Single Family Residence Conventional 189.55 0.98 11/9/2018 $35 7,500 TRUE A4413393 Sold 1310 CIELO CT 3 2 0 2012 Willow Chase Single Family Residence Conventional 178.97 0.97 11/7/2018 $359,900 TRUE D6100896 Sold 5012 BELLA TERRA DR 3 2 0 1999 Venetia Single Family Residence Conventional 174.59 0.92 11/6/2018 $360,000 TRUE A4411523 Sold 5524 CANTUCCI ST 3 2 0 2018 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 196.53 0.95 11/9/2018 $378,508 FA LSE A4198898 Sold 829 HARBOR DR S 3 2 0 1978 Golden Beach Single Family Residence Conventional 188.94 0.92 11/8/2018 $384,500 FALSE A4215477 Sold 1627 STILL RIVER DR 3 2 0 2018 Grand Palm Single Family Residence Conventional 198.25 0.98 11/7/2018 $399,271 FAL SE N6101808 Sold 735 BACK NINE DR 3 2 0 1999 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Cash 207.97 0.97 11/8/2018 $407,000 TRUE T3116518 Sold 13640 CLASSICO CT 4 3 0 2018 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Cash 160.79 0.95 11/7/2018 $410,498 FALSE A4411875 Sold 370 TINTORETTO DR 2 2 0 1964 Casey Key Single Family Residence Conventional 362.96 0.95 11/5/2018 $437,000 FALSE N6102726 Sold 13461 ESPOSITO STREET 3 2 0 2018 Islandwalk At The West Villages Single Family Residence Cash 226.79 1 11/6/2018 $455,160 TRUE N6102096 Sold 392 PARK TRACE BLVD 4 3 0 2001 Park Trace Estates Single Family Residence Cash 208.6 0.98 11/7/2018 $584,500 TRUE A4207317 Sold 2113 CALUSA LAKES BLVD 3 3 0 2001 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Conventional 198.62 0.97 11/9/2018 $605,00 0 TRUE N6102047 Sold 10845 IRONBRIDGE DR 3 3 1 2015 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash 208.33 0.97 11/7/2018 $625,000 TRUE N5909617 Sold 830 THE ESPLANADE N. #204 2 2 0 2016 Not Applicable Condominium Cash 376.34 0.99 11/6/2018 $630,000 FALSE N6102837 Sold 830 THE ESPLANADE N. #404 2 2 0 2018 Venice Beach Condominium Cash 400.24 1 11/9/2018 $670,000 FALSE N5915933 Sold 830 THE ESPLANADE N. #303 2 2 0 2018 Gulf View Section Of Venice Condominium Cash 400.24 1 11/5/2018 $670,000 FAL SE N5910360 Sold 830 THE ESPLANADE N #405 2 2 0 2016 Venice Beach Condominium Conventional 430.08 1 11/9/2018 $735,000 FALSEML# 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 D5919892 SLD 6796 GASP PINES BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER CC 932 $114,900 2 2 0 1980 Community Condominium Ca sh 11/5/2018 $123.28 $123.28 1 D6101101 SLD 3333 GOLDFINCH TER ENGLEWOOD 34224 SANDALHAVEN ESTATES 968 $110,000 2 2 0 1988 None Mobile Home Cash 11/6/2018 $ 118.80 $113.64 0.96 A4415903 SLD 2038 MISSISSIPPI AVE ENGLEWOOD 34224 GROVE CITY TERRACE 1,036 $105,000 2 2 0 1948 Private Single Family Residenc e Cash 11/7/2018 $114.86 $101.35 0.88 C7251454 SLD 6796 GASP PINES BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34224 VILLAGE AT WILDFLOWER CC 1,036 $118,500 2 2 0 1987 Community Condominium C ash 11/5/2018 $118.73 $114.38 0.96 N6102277 SLD 3331 GOLDFINCH LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 SANDALHAVEN ESTATES 1,456 $143,000 2 2 0 1984 None Manufactured Home Cash 11/1 0/2018 $99.52 $98.21 0.99 C7403601 SLD 126 PINE HOLLOW DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 PINE HOLLOW 1,112 $144,000 2 2 0 1990 Community Condominium Conventional 11/ 7/2018 $134.89 $129.50 0.96 D5919924 SLD 709 TANGERINE WOODS BLVD ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,076 $139,550 2 2 0 1984 Community Mobile Home Convent ional 11/5/2018 $139.41 $129.69 0.93 D6101743 SLD 873 FAWNSPRING CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 TANGERINE WOODS 1,144 $147,000 2 2 0 1987 Community Manufactured Home Cash 11/ 7/2018 $135.49 $128.50 0.95 D6102711 SLD 6494 ROSEWOOD DR ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 1,036 $160,000 2 2 0 1995 None Single Family Residence F HA 11/9/2018 $159.17 $154.44 0.97 D5924020 SLD 14143 BETHESDA LN PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 71 1,633 $175,000 3 2 0 1980 None Single Family Residen ce Cash 11/6/2018 $116.29 $107.16 0.92 D6102566 SLD 7194 BRIDGEPORT LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE R SEC 65 1,220 $207,000 2 2 0 1984 None Single Family Residenc e Cash 11/9/2018 $172.05 $169.67 0.99 D6102461 SLD 7 CADDY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA W OAKLAND HILLS 1,796 $219,000 3 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Residence C onventional 11/7/2018 $121.94 $121.94 1 N6102290 SLD 10183 WILLOWOOD AVE ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,674 $225,000 3 2 0 1996 Private Single Family Resid ence Conventional 11/9/2018 $134.41 $134.41 1 D6102207 SLD 2950 N BEACH RD Unit#A222 ENGLEWOOD 34223 TAMARIND GULF & BAY 870 $214,000 1 1 0 1981 Community Condominium Cas h 11/8/2018 $258.62 $245.98 0.95 D6101489 SLD 8376 CREEKVIEW LN ENGLEWOOD 34224 OYSTER CREEK PH 01 1,453 $229,000 2 2 0 1992 Community Single Family Residence Conventional 11/9/2018 $165.11 $157.60 0.95 D6102167 SLD 10640 LEMON CREEK LOOP ENGLEWOOD 34224 HAMMOCKS-VILLAS PH 02 2,066 $245,000 3 2 1 2007 Community Villa Conventi onal 11/7/2018 $121.01 $118.59 0.98 D6103305 SLD 15149 TAURUS CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 1,723 $266,500 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 11/6/2018 $145.97 $154.67 1.06 D6101299 SLD 10600 LEMON CREEK LOOP ENGLEWOOD 34224 HAMMOCKS-VILLAS PH 01 2,066 $254,000 3 2 1 2006 Community Villa Cash 11/ 9/2018 $133.54 $122.94 0.92 D6101787 SLD 7256 HOLSUM ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 1,787 $282,500 3 2 0 2007 None Single Family Residence Cas h 11/5/2018 $167.32 $158.09 0.94 T2898652 SLD 8678 GRAND AVE PLACIDA 33946 SEABOARD 1,120 $352,000 2 2 0 1989 None Single Family Residence Conventional 11/5/2 018 $314.29 $314.29 1 D6102035 SLD 257 MEDALIST RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH 2,379 $340,000 4 3 0 2003 Private Single Family Resid ence Cash 11/8/2018 $150.48 $142.92 0.95 D6102639 SLD 548 BOUNDARY BLVD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 2,597 $342,000 4 3 0 2000 Private Single Family Resid ence Conventional 11/9/2018 $138.58 $131.69 0.95 C7237033 SLD 15020 ALSASK CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 093 3,386 $360,000 4 3 1 2006 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 11/9/2018 $109.27 $106.32 0.97 D6102752 SLD 8122 SANTA CRUZ DR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 2,018 $374,400 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Re sidence Other 11/6/2018 $185.53 $185.53 1 D6103342 SLD 11200 HCND DEL MAR BLVD PLACIDA 33946 HACIENDA DEL MAR 1,688 $350,000 2 2 1 2006 Community Condominium Cash 11/ 7/2018 $228.08 $207.35 0.91 A4406967 SLD 10799 TROPHY DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 BOCA ROYALE PH 1 2,182 $423,500 3 2 0 2015 None Single Family Residence Cash 11/ 8/2018 $199.13 $194.09 0.97 D6102527 SLD 47 TEE VIEW PL ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST-PINE VLY 2,688 $470,000 3 3 0 2012 Private Single Family Residence Cash 11/9/2018 $178.16 $174.85 0.98 D6103329 SLD 33 TOURNAMENT RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINE VALLEY 2,387 $498,661 3 3 0 2018 Private Single Family Resi dence Conventional 11/7/2018 $208.91 $208.91 1 D6101718 SLD 568 S MCCALL RD ENGLEWOOD 34223 TYLER & DARLING ADD 01 1,696 $493,650 3 2 0 1986 None Single Family Residence Ca sh 11/6/2018 $324.23 $291.07 0.9 D6101570 SLD 11120 HCND DEL MAR BLVD PLACIDA 33946 HACIENDA DEL MAR 2,560 $710,000 3 3 1 2008 Community Condominium Conventi onal 11/5/2018 $291.02 $277.34 0.95 D5922893 SLD 6751 PORTSIDE LN ENGLEWOOD 34223 MARINERS LANDING 2,719 $710,000 3 2 0 2008 Community Single Family Residence Co nventional 11/9/2018 $282.82 $261.13 0.92 D6101279 SLD 420 GULF BLVD Unit#2 BOCA GRANDE 33921 SUNDOWN COLONY 1,328 $1,084,800 2 2 1 1981 None Townhouse Cash 11/9/2018 $ 940.51 $816.87 0.87 ML# STATUS ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQ FT 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Call now to see this custom 2400 SF 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 3-car garage with formal living-dining area + separate family room with 11x14' screened/tiled lanai + 12x14' open patio on lushly landscaped oversized corner lot. 10x12 utility shed. NO DEED RESTRICTIONS! NOT IN FLOOD ZONE! Nothing comparable at this price! Move right in! $260,000 Patty Gillespie, Remax A nchor 941-875-2755 PENDING! NORTH PORT 5574 Gagnon Terrace. SOLAR POWERED HOME!! Immaculate, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Pool home, 1987sq ft, built in 2004. Fenced yard, private setting. RV parking. Beautiful! Don't miss this energy efficient home. Perfect! $295,000 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty 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 PENDING 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE NORTH PORT 5991 Tropicaire Blvd. YOU'RE A WINNER Âƒ if you buy this move-in-ready 1200 SF 3/2/2 on corner lot with circular driveway, lush landscaping, fenced back yard in North Port Estates! OPEN DESIGN! NO CARPET. NEW well pump and pressure tank. NEW dishwasher! Two NEW Rubbermaid utility sheds. NEW water heater, water softener. Reverse Osmosis in kitchen! Screened lanai. Security system! NO DEED RESTRICTIONS! NOT IN FLOOD ZONE! THE PERFECT BLEND OF COMFORTABLE LIVING, CHOICE LOCATION AND AFFORDABLE PRICE! QUICK POSSESSION! $180,000. Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2.5/2 SPACIOUS HOME with NEW ROOF, CARPET and MANY MORE EXTRAS! CALL BARBARA $265,000 941-626-9718 PT. CHARL/PUNTA GORDA 3 BR 2BA 3CG Build a new Greenblock Home! Custom Built Pool Home w/ Hurr Windows, Quartz, SS, Tile thru out, & Paver driveway/Pool Deck!Save $$$$299,000. 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Wicker 41ÂŽ x 81ÂŽtall. $225 941-474-3101 FLOOR LAMP Tiff any, stone dome, 20ÂŽ wide, like ne w $200 518-763-9936 FRENCH PROV HUTCH Hand Painted Bamboo Design $100 941-681-2433 FRENCH PROV S erver /D ry B ar BamboDesign Hand Painted $75 941-681-2433 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 MATTRESS & BOX QUEEN $175 ALSO HAVE KING 941-629-5550 MATTRESS Q ueen w /hdb oar d ftboard, rails. Clean. Seasonal use. $150 701-793-5610 MIRROR T ommy B a h ama l oo k 43Hx31W for BR/LR/Bath solid wood LN $30 941-830-0346 PATIO SET 6 c h a i rs, ta bl e & umbrella good cond. $100 612-790-0058 POWER RECLINER l eat h er gallery, 2yrs. old, ivory $175, OBO 941-276-2673 POWER RECLINER Ul tra Suede brown like new $175, OBO 941-276-2673 RECLINER CHOCOLATE brown rocker/swivel recliner. EC $250 518-763-9936 RECLINER L eat h er. Brown in excellent shape $135, OBO 941-575-0690 RECLINER OVERSIZED f rom Baers Furniture. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 11 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BUSINESS WIRE) Â„ Nov 12, 2018--Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Home commitment, enhanced in 2015, to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020, a goal it is on track to surpass next year. There are more than 500,000 active duty military spouses nationwide. While the U.S. jobless rate hovers at four percent nationally, military spouses face a 26 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared to their civilian counterparts. A full 77 percent of these spouses want or need work, yet frequent relocation is often a barrier to Â“nding and maintaining a rewarding career, according to the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. ÂMilitary spouses are unsung heroes,ÂŽ said Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon, today during a Veterans Day ceremony at the companyÂs headquarters in Bentonville. ÂThey serve in partnership with their uniformed spouses, and we want to honor them and help them Â“nd a job or build an amazing career. To military spouses: YouÂve got a home at Walmart!ÂŽ Military spouses are diverse, entrepreneurial, adaptable, educated, team-oriented and civically engaged, according to Syracuse UniversityÂs Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Nearly 85 percent have some college education or higher. A quarter have a bachelorÂs degree and 10 percent have an advanced degree. ÂWe have a duty to honor veterans and military families,ÂŽ said Retired Brig. Gen. Gary ProÂ“t, senior director of military programs for Walmart. ÂBut, more importantly, they are tremendous assets to our business. Military spouses bring many of the same leadership qualities we see in veterans, yet they are disproportionately unemployed. We welcome them to Walmart and hope they will consider us for the next step on their career journey.ÂŽ Through the Military Family Promise, Walmart has long offered military spouses and veterans the ability to transfer from one Walmart or SamÂs Club location to another when a spouse is transferred because of the military. The Military Spouse Career Connection takes the companyÂs commitment one step further by offering any military spouse with a current Uniformed Services IdentiÂ“cation Card hiring preference when they apply for a job with the company beginning on Nov. 12, 2018. All candidates must meet the standa rd hiring criteria, and available positions can be found at walmartspouses withamission.com. The news comes as Walmart reports hiring more than 212,000veterans since full implementation of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, and, with over 32,000 veteran associates promoted since joining the Walmart and SamÂs Club teams, they are turning opportunities into careers.Walmart announces new focus on hiring military spousesFRAMINGHAM, Mass. (BUSINESS WIRE) Â„ Every year, workplaces throughout the U.S. become incubators for the Â”u virus, with employees and employers likely fueling the Â”ames, according to a new survey from Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. More than two in Â“ve employed adults (44 percent) reported contracting the Â”u last year, and 45 percent of those respondents blamed their colleagues Â… yet many workers and employers are failing to take proactive steps to prevent the diseaseÂs spread. Chief among the shortfalls is the persistence of presenteeism. Though the CDC reports that individuals with the Â”u can be infectious one day before symptoms show and up to a week after becoming sick Â… and that theyÂre most contagious three to four days after becoming ill Â… employees who had the Â”u last year took an average of just 2.7 sick days. This means many returned to work when they were at peak contagiousness. More than half of respondents who had the Â”u last year (53 percent) said they came back to work before they felt better. Respondents also eschew one of the most important steps they can take to keep themselves and their coworkers healthy: a minority of workers (47 percent) report that they typically get the Â”u vaccine. ÂThe Â”u shot is the best and Â“rst step everyone should take to stay healthy each year. But taking a sick day when youÂre feeling unwell Â… even if you think itÂs just the common cold Â… is also an extremely effective way to stop the Â”u from spreading throughout the ofÂ“ce,ÂŽ said Riley Doherty, facilities health and safety expert and Area Vice President with Staples Business Advantage. ÂMeasures like hand sanitizer and disinfecting products can help contain an outbreak, as there are so many surfaces that serve as vectors for the virus Â… such as refrigerator handles and doorknobs Â… that everyone touches multiple times a day. So, do your coworkers a solid: get vaccinated early, consistently clean and disinfect your workspace, and stay home when youÂre sick.ÂŽEmployers: Falling shortEmployers could be doing more to foster a healthier workplace and curb the Â”u, as well. When asked what their workplaces do to combat the Â”u, respondents shared that: Only 53 percent of their workplaces offer sick leaveJust 51 percent offer cleaning services for common areas and bathroomsLess than half offer tissues (47 percent) and anti-viral cleaning supplies (43 percent)36 percent offer vaccination days17 percent allow employees to work from home. ÂMany employers have come to recognize the importance of workplace wellness, and well over half of the respondents in our survey say their employers offer a dedicated program,ÂŽ added Chris DeMeo, workplace guru and Vice President, Staples Business Advantage. ÂBut clearly blind spots remain in terms of what we mean by ÂwellnessÂ. Gym reimbursement and healthy snacks are trendy, but employers need to cover the basics, too. Simple cleaning services, education around healthful habits and annual health assessments as part of a beneÂ“ts program can go a long way towards avoiding the lost productivity caused by a Â”u outbreak in the fall and can help build healthier employees year-round Â„ which means a more engaged workforce and lower health insurance costs for the employer.ÂŽBoomers and women lead the way on wellnessBaby Boomers are the most aggressive when it comes to Â”u prevention. Compared to their Millennial and Gen X peers, Baby Boomers had the lowest rate of returning to work before they felt better after having the Â”u (42 percent), and 59 percent say they regularly get the Â”u vaccine. Their proactivity has paid off, with less than a third reporting they caught the Â”u last year. Meanwhile, women are more proactive about protecting their own health. When asked which steps they personally take to avoid the Â”u both in and out of work, women appear to take the task more seriously:Concern levels 49 percent of respondents say they are about as concerned about the Â”u this year as they were last year, which was an unusually aggressive Â”u season. According to the CDC, by the end of the week of Dec. 23, 2017, the Â”u was widespread in more than two-thirds of the U.S. Â… and was widespread through almost the entire U.S. between the weeks ending Dec. 30, 2017 and March 3, 2018. ÂFlu can be a serious illness for even healthy people,ÂŽ said Judith Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. ÂFortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyday preventive actions to Â“ght Â”u this season, including getting a Â”u shot, practicing good hand hygiene and staying home when you are sick.ÂŽ Staples Business Advantage commissioned research group ORC International to conduct a poll of Americans on their sentiments about the Â”u. The online survey was conducted among a demographically representative U.S. sample of more than 1,000 adults 18 years of age and older who are employed full or part time. Participants were polled between Oct. 4-10, 2018.Have a co-worker with the flu just one cube over? Employers and employees are failing to halt the spread of the flu in the workplace By LIZ REYERSTAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS)Q: An employee with a reputation as a low performer, both in terms of quality and attitude, is being transferred to my team. The problem is, past managers seem to be intimidated because he has a relative who is a member of the company board. How can I turn him around? Â…Â… Ramon, 46, director, client services A: Give this employee a fresh start for his beneÂ“t and to help your company. Why not start with a clean slate? Set aside his reputation, at least for the moment, and treat him as you would any new employee. That doesnÂt mean going easy on him. Rather, be clear, direct and Â“rm. This will require some planning. Spend time clarifying your expectations, making sure that they are consistent with your expectations for other team members. Also have explicit consequences for not measuring up, especially if there have been repeated warnings. Outline task-related expectations, deÂ“ning what he is expected to do, along with required quality and performance levels. DonÂt neglect to outline your requirements for the intangibles. If your company has deÂ“ned cultural principles, invoke them here. Then take the time to express how these principles are embodied in your team. Finally outline them in terms of individual behavioral expectations. If this is a new approach for you, be sure to share this with the whole team to create a shared frame of reference and set of standards. In addition to being good for the team, it will protect you against accusations of singling out one person. As he gets up and running, document performance, both positive and negative aspects. Have frequent regular meetings with him, especially at Â“rst. If your schedule doesnÂt permit, consider appointing a senior member of your team you trust as a mentor for him. Regarding their board member relation, there are a couple of things to think about. First of all, if the board member is, in fact, protecting the employee, this may become more difÂ“cult. The key will be how management above you chooses to handle it. Realistically, it could place your position in some jeopardy if family ties prevail. You can prevent some of your risk by getting on the same page with your boss right away about your plan for managing this person. Worst case, you may conclude that a company that centers nepotism is not the place for you, and start considering an exit strategy. The other possibility is that this is not even on the board memberÂs radar. ItÂs possible the director would put company well-being Â“rst, as beÂ“ts the role. The board member may also appreciate that the worker is being held to an appropriate professional standard. Keep your standards high and be fair with this employee. The integrity you show will be valued by other team members and is your best chance for a good outcome.New addition to team has reputation as a bad performer BY METRO CREATIVEA new year invites people to reÂ”ect on the past and make changes or set goals for the months ahead. Many people list advancing their careers among their goals at the dawn of a new year. For some, that might require getting a new job. People look for new jobs for a variety of different reasons. One of the primary motivators to look for a new job is to earn more money. Others are interested in trying a new Â“eld. The employment recruiting and networking resource The Balance: Careers indicates that the average person now changes jobs 10 to 15 times in their professional lives. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that most people now spend 4.2 years in a current job, which is down from 4.6 years in 2014. Although some people may be tempted to leave a job with a bang, they should exit with class and professionalism. No one knows what the future brings, and itÂs best to leave a job on solid terms. With this in mind, hereÂs how a person can change jobs successfully. Draft a letter of resignation. Clearly communicate your decision to leave the organization. Follow the proper chain of command and show respect by addressing the person to whom you directly report. Clearly communicate your intent and future plans, highlighting when changes are expected to take place. Choose the right time. Timing is everything, and some times are better for leaving a job than others. Project Management, a consultant group, says to wait until important projects are Â“nished, rather than bailing out in the middle of crucial work. Keep an open mind. Some employers may be blindsided by an employeeÂs desire to leave, particularly in cases when said employee never communicated with a supervisor about the desire for more responsibility or to discuss something that may not be working. A boss who respects your work and values you as an asset may make a counter-offer. Hear him or her out and weigh your options. Give plenty of notice. While two weeksÂ notice is the norm, leaving more time for an employer to Â“nd your replacement, and helping to train this individual, is a sure sign of respect for your current employer. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS 1 dead, hundreds injured in fuel tax protests around FranceSee page 8 Sunday, November 18, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Â„ Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis. Gillum says in ending his bid for Florida governor that the race Âhas been the journey of our livesÂŽ for the candidate and his wife R. Jai. Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon congratulating DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes. 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By ALMUDENA CALATRAVAASSOCIATED PRESSBUENOS AIRES, Argentina Â„ Hours after announcing the discovery of an Argentine submarine lost deep in the Atlantic a year ago with 44 crew members aboard, the government said Saturday that it is unable to recover the vessel, drawing anger from missing sailorsÂ relatives who demanded that it be raised. Defense Minister Oscar Aguad said at a press conference that the country lacks Âmodern technologyÂŽ capable of Âverifying the seabedÂŽ to extract the ARA San Juan, which was found 2,975 feet deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentine Patagonia, roughly 373 miles from the port city of Comodoro Rivadavia. Earlier in the morning, the navy said a Âpositive identiÂ“ cationÂŽ had been made by a remoteoperated submersible from the American company Ocean InÂ“ nity. The company, commissioned by the Argentine government, began searching for the missing vessel Sept. 7. It remained unclear what the next steps could be. 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The declaration evoked his initial tweeted reaction to the Â“ re, the worst in the stateÂs history, in which he seemed to blame local ofÂ“ cials and threatened to take away federal funding. When asked if seeing the historic devastation, which stretched for miles and left neighborhoods destroyed and Â“ elds scorched, altered his opinion on climate change, Trump answered, ÂNo.ÂŽ The president has long voiced skepticism about manÂs impact on the climate and has been reluctant to assign blame to a warming earth for the increase in the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. At least 71 people died across Northern California, and authorities are trying to locate more than 1,000 people, though not all are believed missing. More than 5,500 Â“ re personnel were battling the blaze that covered 228 square miles and was about 50 percent contained, ofÂ“ cials said. For Trump, it was a day to comfort a state grieving from twin tragedies, wildÂ“ res in both Northern Trump tours Paradise area devastated by wildfire AP PHOTOSPresident Donald Trump talks with, from left, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Mayor of Paradise Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Long during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the wildÂ“ res, Saturday, in Paradise, Calif. President Donald Trump says he traveled to the heart of CaliforniaÂs killer wildÂ“ re to fully grasp the scale of the devastation wrought on the landscape. By DEB RIECHMANNASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ The Trump administration denied on Saturday that it had reached a Â“ nal determination in the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018Trump would ÂloveÂ Bondi to join administrationTALLAHASSEE (AP) Â„ President Donald Trump says he would ÂloveÂŽ Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to join his administration. Trump made the comments Saturday on his departure from the White House for a trip to California. There has been speculation Trump might consider her to replace the recently ousted Jeff Sessions as attorney general, but the president has not said that. Bondi was an early supporter of TrumpÂs presidential campaign. Her term as attorney general ends in January. Trump said he would Âconsider Pam Bondi for anything.ÂŽ He said she doing a good job in Florida and ÂIÂd love to have her in the administration.ÂŽ Bondi has not said what she plans to do when she leaves ofÂ“ce. She did not immediately respond to a text message Saturday seeking comment.Woman killed in jet dragster crash at racewaySEBRING (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cials say a Florida woman was killed in a crash at Sebring International Raceway. A statement from the raceway says 24-year-old driver Katarina Moller was driving a jet dragster Thursday night when it crashed during an exhibition run. The Highland County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce is investigating and asking for help from any spectators with video of the crash. Race ofÂ“cials say Moller was a regular, popular racer at local short tracks. She was in her Â“fth season driving for Larsen Motorsports.Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law schoolTALLAHASSEE (AP) Â„ Florida State UniversityÂs president and board of trustees have committed $30,000 of their personal money to help cover law school costs for a man credited with confronting a shooter at a Tallahassee yoga studio and giving others time to escape. The Tallahassee Democrat reports FSU President John Thrasher and the board made the commitment Friday. Joshua Quick is a second-year law student at Florida State. He has been called a hero for struggling with 40-year-old Scott Beierle, who opened Â“re Nov. 2 at the Hot Yoga studio. Quick has said he grabbed BeierleÂs gun after it jammed, and hit him. Two people were killed, and Â“ve others were injured. Other students at the studio have said QuickÂs actions prevented Beierle from shooting more people. Beierle killed himself before authorities arrived.Cannon, shipwreck found in the waters off the Florida KeysKEY LARGO (AP) Â„ Federal scientists say two archaeological artifacts have been found in the waters off the Florida Keys. A diver swimming near a reef off Key Largo found a cannon believed to be nearly 200 years old. A commercial Â“sherman spotted the wooden wreckage from a 19th century ship off Islamorada. In a statement to the Miami Herald, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Gena Parsons praised the citizens who reported their Â“nds last month without disturbing the artifacts. Parsons said both pieces will remain in sanctuary waters. She said the cannon likely came from a sinking ship that crashed on the reef. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maritime archaeologist Matthew Lawrence said Hurricane Irma may have made the shipwreck more visible. Coral has been growing on some of the wooden planks. PHOTO PROVIDED BY TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA APPolice investigators work the scene of a shooting, Nov. 2, in Tallahassee, Fla. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEBy LISA J. HURIASHSUN SENTINEL (TNS)SUNRISE Â„ People thought they would Â“nally Â“nd out Friday why the FBI dropped the ball on tips about Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. They learned nothing. The FBI didnÂt attend a meeting of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, and the information the agency promised to send never showed up. Commission members urged the panel not to let the FBI off the hook. If the FBI had done everything right, it would have attended the meeting Âwith a bandÂŽ instead of avoiding spotlight, said commission member Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. ÂTo not stand up and take your medicine is not acceptable,ÂŽ he said. The father of victim Gina Montalto, Tony, said the FBI initially told families during a conference call that it had fumbled the Parkland tips. But a request to sit down with the agency has gone unheeded for months. ÂI think they need to be a little more responsive,ÂŽ he said. The FBI has acknowledged it mishandled two ominous tips to its national call center about Cruz, the teenager who later gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 riÂ”e. Both tips suggested that Cruz was a school shooter in the making, but neither was sent to agents in South Florida to check out. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported in August that the FBI call center has long depended on low-paid, overworked employees who were evaluated partly on how quickly they disposed of tips from callers. Figuring out how agents made decisions, including the botched Cruz case, has been impossible because no one was required to document precisely what information was considered. With Cruz, the confusion was compounded because the call-taker and her supervisor give conÂ”icting accounts of why one tip was mishandled Â„ each pointing the Â“nger at the other. Senior FBI ofÂ“cials called the agencyÂs actions Âserious, grave errors,ÂŽ but they considered the mistakes Âjudgment errorsÂŽ and refused to say whether anyone was disciplined. The FBI had told Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the commission chairman, it would not speak at the meeting, but it promised to send Âa packet of information.ÂŽ The commission was supposed to Âdiscuss what they were sending.ÂŽ Gualtieri said the agency told him it mailed information Nov. 9, but the information never arrived.FBI provides no answers on Parkland shooter tips By TERRY SPENCERASSOCIATED PRESSFORT LAUDERDALE Â„ Florida is suing the nationÂs two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit Â“led last spring against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and several opioid distributors. Bondi said in a press release that CVS and Walgreens Âplayed a role in creating the opioid crisis.ÂŽ She said the companies failed to stop Âsuspicious orders of opioidsÂŽ and Âdispensed unreasonable quantities of opioids from their pharmacies.ÂŽ On average, about 45 people die nationally each day because of opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ÂWe will continue to pursue those companies that played a role in creating the opioid crisis,ÂŽ said Bondi, who has been mentioned as a possible replacement by President Donald Trump for recently ousted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. ÂThousands of Floridians have suffered as a result of the actions of the defendants.ÂŽ CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis called the lawsuit Âwithout meritÂŽ in a statement Saturday. He said the company trains its pharmacists and their assistants about their responsibilities when dispensing controlled substances and gives them tools to detect potentially illegal sales. ÂOver the past several years, CVS has taken numerous actions to strengthen our existing safeguards to help address the nationÂs opioid epidemic,ÂŽ DeAngelis said. Walgreens said Saturday it doesnÂt comment on pending lawsuits. Until a law enforcement crackdown at the beginning of the decade, Florida was known for its so-called pain mills. Drug dealers from throughout the country would send associates to store-front clinics where unscrupulous doctors would write opioid prescriptions for bogus injuries and illnesses. At one point, 90 of the nationÂs top 100 opioid prescribers were Florida doctors, according to federal ofÂ“cials. After receiving the prescriptions, the phony patients would buy the pills from Florida pharmacies Â„ state law says pharmacists must refuse to Â“ll prescriptions they suspect are not for a valid purpose. Most of the opioids would then be taken out of state to be resold illegally at huge markups, creating a drug crisis in many communities throughout the Eastern United States. According to the lawsuit, Walgreens has dispensed billions of opioid dosages from its Florida pharmacies since 2006. The Illinois-based chain is the nationÂs largest drugstore chain and has more than 13,200 stores globally. The company distributed 2.2 million opioid tablets from its store in Hudson, a Tampaarea town of 12,000, and in one unidentiÂ“ed town of 3,000, sold 285,000 pills in a month, the lawsuit says. In some stores, its opioid sales jumped six-fold in two years. The company paid $80 million Â“ve years ago to resolve a federal investigation that centered on inadequate record keeping of its Florida opioid sales that allowed the pills to reach the black market. FloridaÂs accusations against CVS were more general, saying it sold 700 million opioid dosages between 2006 and 2014, including outsized sales in Hudson and two other nearby towns. The Rhode Island-based chain has more than 9,800 stores.Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOSWalgreens and CVS are both being sued by Florida for their roles in the opioid epidemic. STATE NEWS
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD LEARAMENBASKSCHINO ORSOLACOCHREOATER URSAGIGSRURALSWEDE EDSELTASIMARE STRAUBPINCHEDICEPOP LETTERSONTHEKEYSRYE ORELATTESTSNEKOCASE BADATEASYIPSONAT SAINTSMTAWASNTME SPHPOCOMEATSECOLES PLACETHEMINTHECORNERS AURORASEGUEDANEDEE TSARISTMRSGASSES SONASEAHATHNICAD LASTGASPIVORIESMEDI IVEREADNEWDOWNWORDS LESSSONIELSENOILERS ODOKEVONDWEEB OUTREJESSEIKIDORAN UNITEARESTAIDANATO ROASTISLEYSMOSLED A T W YDear Mr. Berko: IÂd like to thank you. We used the pro bono lawyer you recommended in 2012. It took a long time to settle, but he got our 16-year-old son more than we expected Â„ about $140,000 Â„ and our only cost was his Â“rmÂs expenses, about $17,000. How could he have afforded to do this? Could you please help us again and advise us on how to invest this money? We donÂt want to buy mutual funds or annuities, so could you recommend a portfolio of A-rated stocks that pay good dividends and stocks he could own for his entire life without having to watch them? Â„ SG, Cleveland Dear SG: ÂPro bonoÂŽ is a Latin term for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment. Most big law Â“rms accept qualiÂ“ed legal cases for people who canÂt afford their services. ItÂs considered a payback or a form of community service. And the Â“rm you used considers pro bono work a sacrament. The attorney who handled your case is a partner in that Â“rm and doesnÂt need the money. IÂm pleased that my recommendation helped you. But the answer to your last question is Âno!ÂŽ In response to a similar question 30 years ago, I might have recommended such stalwarts as Polaroid, U.S. Steel, Kodak, General Electric, Xerox, Sears, Lehman Brothers, Texaco, WorldCom, Pan Am, J.C. Penney and Circuit City. ThereÂve been three industrial ÂevolutionsÂŽ that have shaped our modern society, and today we are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. ItÂs a fusion of technologies, the likes of which few of us can imagine. ItÂs a blurring of lines among the physical, digital and biological spheres of knowledge, and itÂs happening at exponential speeds, such that thousands of todayÂs businesses could become obsolete in the blink of an eye. There will be massive, world-changing innovations in the coming dozen years that may make ÂStar TrekÂsÂŽ mind-blowing technologies look antiquated. I can recommend International Business Machines (IBM-$120) and its 5.2 percent dividend, which has increased annually for 25 years. I like Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA-$27) and its 5.6 percent dividend, which has a good history of increases. 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Its one-, threeÂ“veand 10-year records are all above 13.5 percent. Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund (VIMSX-$42) has historically outperformed large-cap stocks by a wide margin and has a 0.18 percent expense ratio. Its one-, three-, Â“veand 10-year performance records are above 11 percent. Then consider Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX-$12.50), a superb growth fund managed by Will Danoff since 1990. It has a 0.74 percent expense ratio, and its one-, three-, Â“veand 10year performance records are all above 13 percent. Finally, Fidelity OTC (FOCPX-$11), with a 0.81 percent expense ratio, is high-risk but high-performance, too. Its one-, three-, Â“veand 10-year performance statistics are all over 17.5 percent. I recommend that you invest an equal share of all of that money in the above four funds. But if you must own common stocks, then invest only $25,000 in each of those mutual funds and put an equal share of the remaining $40,000 in the above stocks. And remember to reinvest the dividends. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.Forever Stocks? Not in this constantly changing world MalcolmBERKOC By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKINGASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy PelosiÂs bid to regain the gavel intensiÂ“ed as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling Â“nish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a historic class of newcomers to Capitol Hill and prepare to take control from Republicans. President Donald Trump is jumping in to offer some help, saying Saturday that he could Âperform a wonderful serviceÂŽ by rounding up Republican votes for PelosiÂs candidacy. Trump said he genuinely likes Pelosi and looks forward to working with her, but itÂs an almost unheard of proposition for the party that relied on the California Democrat as a chief villain on the campaign trail. ÂI would help Nancy Pelosi if she needs some votes,ÂŽ Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to survey the devastation from the California wildÂ“res. ÂI like her, can you believe it? I like Nancy Pelosi. SheÂs tough and sheÂs smart, but she deserves to be speaker, and now theyÂre playing games with her, just like theyÂll be playing with me.ÂŽ Pelosi, who was the Â“rst woman to become speaker and served from 2007 to 2011, was certain that she will hold that post again. Last week she dismissed a suggestion that she could rely on Republican support to help amass the House majority needed in January when Democrats take control of the chamber after this monthÂs election victory. ÂOh, please, no, never, never, never,ÂŽ she said. Trump went so far Saturday to tweet the name of one Republican congressman, Rep. Tom Reed of New York, who has said he could be open to backing Pelosi if she committed to changes that would shift some power from the House leadership. Reed is a part of the Problem Solvers Caucus, whose members have broached the idea as a show of bipartisanship to help reform Congress. Reed welcomed TrumpÂs tweet Saturday even though GOP lawmakers considering endorsing Pelosi would open themselves up criticism in their 2020 re-election bids for daring to support someone their base has reviled. ÂThe president understands Congress is broken,ÂŽ said ReedÂs spokesman Will, Reinert. Reed has said for months ÂheÂs open to voting for anyone who promises to reform the House of Representatives for the American people.ÂŽ Pelosi met with the group last week, but not with Reed or other Republicans. ÂLeader Pelosi will win the speakership with Democratic votes,ÂŽ her spokesman Drew Hammill said Saturday. Pelosi was expected to work the phones from California during the break after meeting privately with newly elected Democrats who could be crucial to her bid. Her foes were equally conÂ“dent they have the votes to stop her ascension.Surprise twist: Trump offers aid to Democrat Pelosi as the next House speaker AP PHOTOTrump said he genuinely likes Nancy Pelosi, D., and looks forward to working with her. By ROB GILLIESASSOCIATED PRESSHALIFAX, Nova Scotia Â„ The top U.S. military ofÂ“cer said Saturday that itÂs problematic that American tech companies donÂt want to work with the Pentagon but are willing to engage with the Chinese. U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford told the Halifax International Security Forum that the U.S. and its allies are the Âgood guys.ÂŽ ÂI have a hard time with companies that are working very hard to engage in the market inside China Âƒ then donÂt want to work with the U.S. military,ÂŽ he said. ÂI just have a simple expression: ÂWe are the good guys.ÂŽ Earlier this year, thousands signed a petition asking GoogleÂs chief executive to cancel Project Maven, which provides the Pentagon with the companyÂs artiÂ“cially intelligent algorithms to interpret video images and improve the targeting of drone strikes. Google later said it would scuttle the project, according to published reports. Dunford avoided mentioning Google by name, but said companies that share intellectual property with Chinese entrepreneurs are essentially sharing it with the Chinese military. Google is reportedly worked on a mobile version of its search engine that will comply with strict censorship controls in China. ÂThis is not about doing something thatÂs unethical, illegal or immoral,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis is about ensuring that we collectively can defend the values for which we stand. That would be the argument I make to the tech companies.ÂŽ Dunford said the U.S has had a competitive advantage since World War II because of public and private cooperation and noted that whoever masters artiÂ“cial intelligence will have an edge in combat. The Halifax International Security Forum attracts U.S military ofÂ“cials, senators, diplomats and scholars and is marking its tenth anniversary this year. At the forum, a stirring video tribute was played of late Sen. John McCain. McCain was a regular at the forum and his wife, Cindy, presented an award Saturday in his honor to the people of Lesbos, Greece for their work welcoming refugees. ÂWeÂve lost his voice now at a time when it was most needed,ÂŽ Cindy McCain said. ÂItÂs up to us, now.ÂŽUS military chief says tech giants should be willing to work with PentagonHe says American tech companies should work with the Pentagon like the Chinese market RENO, Nev. (AP) Â„ A museum in Nevada says it is about to send a diamond-shaped sculpture into space that will be visible to the naked eye at night. The Nevada Museum of ArtÂs $1.5 million project will launch Monday from CaliforniaÂs Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Reno Gazette Journal reported. But while on Earth, it has not had a smooth ride, with some scientists deeming it obnoxious and a blemish on the night sky. ÂIf everybody loves a piece of art, then itÂs probably not doing its job,ÂŽ museum spokeswoman Amanda Horn said. ÂBut if people are talking about it, then itÂs already achieving its goal. ItÂs doing what itÂs supposed to do.ÂŽ The 100-foot-long sculpture will be stuffed in a package attached to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The sculpture that selfinÂ”ates as a balloon will burst from the package and remain in orbit for about 60 days before it burns. It is made of a polyester Â“lm-like material and will look like a sparkle at night. It will orbit Earth once every 90 minutes, passing over the Reno area most nights. The ÂOrbital ReÂ”ectorÂŽ project is the idea of Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen, who said the project was Âdesigned as a provocation.ÂŽ ÂAn opportunity to think about outer space, the geopolitics of the heavens, and the militarization of earth orbits,ÂŽ he wrote in an essay. ÂItÂs a project about public space, and a project about who gets to exercise power over our planetary commons, and on what terms.ÂŽ And, indeed, it has provoked some people. ÂAdding another satellite like this brings nothing beyond what the many purposeful ones in orbit look like already. Or the many natural phenomena already there to enthrall. ItÂs a completely empty artistic statement,ÂŽ Mark McCaughrean, senior adviser for Science & Exploration at the European Space Agency, tweeted in August. A Kickstarter campaign and contributions from museum donors are funding the project. People can track the balloon using the app Star Walk 2.Museum wants to put giant balloon in space as art Bones of man dead 800 years foundANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) Â„ A woman doing landscaping on her suburban Chicago property unearthed the bones of a man who died 800 to 1,000 years ago. The Lake County News-Sun reports that the woman was digging in Antioch Township near Fox Lake in September when she unearthed some bones. She called authorities when she found a jaw that looked human. Crime scene investigators, anthropologists and other experts secured the area and recovered 75 percent of the skeleton of a man of about 20 to 30 years old who died at least 800 years ago.Authorities investigating mass bird deathHILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) Â„ Federal and state authorities are investigating a mass bird death in northwestern Oregon. OfÂ“cials say a bald eagle, red-tailed hawk and dozens of red-winged blackbirds and European starlings were found dead in a Â“eld in Hillsboro earlier this week. Oregon State Police are investigating, and some birds have been taken to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab in Ashland for testing. Portland General Electric says crews checked a nearby transformer but itÂs designed to be safe for birds, and itÂs unlikely the birds were electrocuted. Audubon Society of Portland Conservation Director Bob Sallinger says itÂs possible the smaller birds were poisoned, and the larger, predatory birds died after eating them.Arizona sheriff plans for registry of dementia patientsBULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) Â„ The Mohave County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce is planning to create a registry of AlzheimerÂs and other dementia patients to help authorities Â“nd them more quickly if they go missing. Sheriff Doug Schuster said it would be worthwhile for his ofÂ“ce to offer the northwestern Arizona county a registry that covers a range of diseases and characteristics, the Mohave Valley Daily News reported this week. Schuster said he would like to have work on a registry started by next spring. Families or caretakers could also add information about children and adults with autism, Down syndrome and developmental disabilities, he said. HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONNATIONAL NEWS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 ALMANACToday is Sunday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2018. There are 43 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Nov. 18, 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members.On this dateIn 1883 the United States and Canada adopted a system of Standard Time zones. In 1916 the World War I Battle of the Somme pitting British and French forces against German troops ended inconclusively after 4 1/2 months of bloodshed. In 1928 Walt DisneyÂs first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, ÂSteamboat WillieÂŽ starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. In 1936 Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco. In 1959 ÂBen-Hur,ÂŽ the Biblical-era spectacle starring Charlton Heston, had its world premiere in New York. In 1966 U.S. Roman Catholic bishops issued a Pastoral Statement on Penance and Abstinence, which did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent. In 1985 the comic strip ÂCalvin and Hobbes,ÂŽ created by Bill Watterson, was first published. (The strip ran for 10 years.) In 1987 the congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Ronald Reagan bore Âultimate responsibilityÂŽ for wrongdoing by his aides. A fire at London KingÂs Cross railway station claimed 31 lives. In 1991 Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon freed Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland, the American dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut. In 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled 4-to-3 that the state constitution guaranteed gay couples the right to marry. In 2004 Britain outlawed fox hunting in England and Wales.TodayÂs birthdays Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 79. Author-poet Margaret Atwood is 79. Actress Linda Evans is 76. Actress Susan Sullivan is 76. Country singer Jacky Ward is 72. Actor Jameson Parker is 71. Actresssinger Andrea Marcovicci is 70. Rock musician Herman Rarebell is 69. Singer Graham Parker is 68. Actor Delroy Lindo is 66. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 65. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 62. Actor Oscar Nunez is 60. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 58. Singer Kim Wilde is 58. Rock musician Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 56. Rock singer Tim DeLaughter is 53. Actor Romany Malco is 50. Actor Owen Wilson is 50. Actor Dan Bakkedahl is 50. Singer Duncan Sheik is 49. Actor Mike Epps is 48. Actress Peta Wilson is 48. Actress Chloe Sevigny is 44. Country singer Jessi Alexander is 42. Actor Steven Pasquale is 42. Rock musician Alberto Bof (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 41. Rapper Fabolous is 41. Actor-director Nate Parker is 39. Rapper Mike Jones is 38. Actress Mekia Cox is 37. Actress-comedian Nasim Pedrad is 37. Actress Allison Tolman is 37. Actor Damon Wayans Jr. is 36. Country singer TJ Osborne (Brothers Osborne) is 34. Actor Nathan Kress is 26.Bible verseÂThen they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the kingÂs household.ÂŽ Â„ 2 Kings 7:9. As Christians we cannot withhold the Good News of salvation through Jesus. Share Christ with someone today. large and challenging undertaking based on the submarineÂs distance from the coast, its depth, and the kind of seabed upon which it is resting. Relatives of crew members were determined to Â“ght for it to be quickly surfaced. Isabel Vilca, the half sister of crewman Daniel Alejandro Polo, told the AP that the discovery was just the beginning. She said families need to recover the remains of their loved ones to know what happened and help prevent similar tragedies. ÂWe do know they can get it out because Ocean InÂ“nity told us they can, that they have equipment,ÂŽ said Luis Antonio Niz, father of crew member Luis Niz. ÂIf they sent him off, I want them to bring him back to me.ÂŽ The subÂs discovery was announced just two days after families of the missing sailors held a one-year commemoration for its disappearance on Nov. 15, 2017. The San Juan was returning to its base in the coastal city of Mar del Plata when contact was lost. On the anniversary Thursday, Argentina President Mauricio Macri said the families of the submariners should not feel alone and delivered an Âabsolute and nonnegotiable commitmentÂŽ to Â“nd Âthe truth.ÂŽ On Saturday, Aguad said that the vessel was found to be in an area that investigators had deemed Âmost likely.ÂŽ OfÂ“cials showed images of the submarine, which was located on a seabed with its hull totally deformed. Parts of its propellers were buried and debris was scattered up to 230 feet away. The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was commissioned in the mid-1980s and was most recently reÂ“tted between 2008 and 2014. During the $12 million retroÂ“tting, the vessel was cut in half and had its engines and batteries replaced. Experts said reÂ“ts can be difÂ“cult because they involve integrating systems produced by different manufacturers, and even the tiniest mistake during the cutting phase can put the safety of the ship and crew at risk. The navy said previously the captain reported on Nov. 15, 2017, that water entered the snorkel and caused one of the subÂs batteries to short-circuit. The captain later communicated that it had been contained. Some hours later, an explosion was detected near the time and place where the San Juan was last heard from. The navy said the blast could have been caused by a Âconcentration of hydrogenÂŽ triggered by the battery problem reported by the captain. Macri promised a full investigation after the submarine was lost. Federal police raided naval bases and other buildings last January as part of the probe, soon after the government dismissed the head of the navy. Argentina gave up hope of Â“nding survivors after an intense search aided by 18 countries, but a few navy units have continued providing logistical support to Ocean InÂ“nity. On Saturday, Plunkett tweeted: ÂOur thoughts are with the many families affected by this terrible tragedy. We sincerely hope that locating the resting place of the ARA San Juan will be of some comfort to them at what must be a profoundly difÂ“cult time.ÂŽ He also said: ÂThis was an extremely challenging project and todayÂs successful outcome, following the earlier search operations, Â“rmly endorses our technology.ÂŽ The company unsuccessfully searched for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 over the Indian Ocean.SUBMARINEFROM PAGE 1Trump told reporters before he left the White House for California that, when it came to the crown prince, Âas of this moment we were told that he did not play a role. WeÂre going to have to Â“nd out what they have to say.ÂŽ In his remarks, the president spoke of Saudi Arabia as Âa truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development.ÂŽ ÂI have to take a lot of things into considerationÂŽ when deciding what measures to take against the kingdom, he said. The State Department statement noted the administrationÂs recent actions against a number of Saudis, but also cited the need to maintain Âthe important strategic relationshipÂŽ between the two allies. The intelligence agenciesÂ conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The administration this past week penalized 17 Saudi ofÂ“cials for their alleged role in the killing, but American lawmakers have called on the administration to curtail arms sales to Saudi Arabia or take other harsher punitive measures. Saudi ArabiaÂs top diplomat has said the crown prince had ÂabsolutelyÂŽ nothing to do with the killing. Vice President Mike Pence told reporters traveling with him at a summit of PaciÂ“c Rim nations in Papua New Guinea that he could not comment on ÂclassiÂ“ed information.ÂŽ He said Saturday Âthe murder of Jamal Khashoggi was an atrocity. It was also an affront to a free and independent press, and the United States is determined to hold all of those accountable who are responsible for that murder.ÂŽ The United States will Âfollow the facts,ÂŽ Pence said, while trying to Â“nd a way of preserving a Âstrong and historic partnershipÂŽ with Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States, was a columnist for the Post and often criticized the royal family. He was killed Oct. 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish and Saudi authorities say he was killed inside the consulate by a team from the kingdom after he went there to get marriage documents. This past week, U.S. intelligence ofÂ“cials briefed members of the Senate and House intelligence committees, and the Treasury Department announced economic sanctions on 17 Saudi ofÂ“cials suspected of being responsible for or complicit in the killing. Among those targeted for sanctions were Mohammed al-Otaibi, the diplomat in charge of the consulate, and Maher Mutreb, who was part of the crown princeÂs entourage on trips abroad. The sanctions freeze any assets the 17 may have in the U.S. and prohibit any Americans from doing business with them. Also this past week, the top prosecutor in Saudi Arabia announced he will seek the death penalty against Â“ve men suspected in the killing. The prosecutorÂs announcement sought to quiet the global outcry over KhashoggiÂs death and distance the killers and their operation from the kingdomÂs leadership, primarily the crown prince. Trump has called the killing a botched operation that was carried out very poorly and has said Âthe cover-up was one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups.ÂŽ But he has resisted calls to cut off arms sales to the kingdom and has been reluctant to antagonize the Saudi rulers. Trump considers the Saudis vital allies in his Mideast agenda.KHASHOGGIFROM PAGE 1and Southern California as well as a mass shooting at a popular college bar north of Los Angeles. Wearing a camouÂ”age ÂUSAÂŽ hat, Trump gazed solemnly at the devastation in Paradise. Several burned-out buses and cars were nearby. Trees were burned, their branches bare and twisted. Homes were totally gone; some foundations remained, as did a chimney and, in front of one house, a Mickey Mouse lawn ornament. The Â“re was reported to have moved through the area at 80 mph. ÂItÂs going to work out well, but right now we want to take of the people that are so badly hurt,ÂŽ Trump said visiting what remained of the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park. He noted Âthere are areas you canÂt even get to them yetÂŽ and the sheer number of people unaccounted for. ÂI think people have to see this really to understand it,ÂŽ Trump said. The president later toured an operation centers, met with response commanders and praised the work of Â“reÂ“ghters, law enforcement and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ÂWeÂve never seen anything like this in California,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs total devastation.ÂŽ Trump took a helicopter tour en route to Chico before he toured Paradise. A full cover of haze and the smell of smoke greeted the president upon his arrival at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. ÂTheyÂre out there Â“ghting and theyÂre Â“ghting like hell,ÂŽ Trump said of the Â“rst responders. He pledged that Washington would do its part by coming to the Golden StateÂs aid and urged the HouseÂs Republican leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a Trump ally and frequent White House visitor, to Âcome to the ofÂ“ceÂŽ to help secure the needed funding. Trump, who left Washington early Saturday and didnÂt expect to return to the White House until well past midnight, planned to travel several hundred miles south to visit with victims of a recent country music bar shooting. A gunman killed a dozen people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7 before committing suicide. Trump long has struggled to convey empathy to victims of national disasters and tragedies. His Â“rst reaction to the Â“res came in a tweet last week that drew criticism as unnecessarily critical and tone-deaf given the devastation: ÂThere is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest Â“res in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests.ÂŽ After the negative reaction to his response, Trump shifted gears, expressing words of encouragement to Â“rst responders and those of sympathy for hit victims. Nature and humans share blame for the wildÂ“res, but Â“re scientists are divided as to whether forest management played a major role. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the Â“res, the state has been in a drought and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees that provide the fuel. When Trump was asked during an interview set to air on ÂFox News SundayÂŽ whether climate change played a role in the number of serious Â“res, he said Âmaybe it contributes a little bit. The big problem we have is management.ÂŽ Before departing Saturday, Trump outlined what he planned to discuss with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov-elect Gavin Newsom, both Democrats: ÂWe will be talking about forest management. ... The one thing is that everybody now knows that this is what we have to be doing and thereÂs no question about it. It should have been done many years ago, but I think everybodyÂs on the right side.ÂŽ In Northern California, TrumpÂs skepticism about the impact of climate change on the wildÂ“res was on display when he, Brown and Newsom spoke to reporters. Asked if he thought climate change played a role in the Â“res, Brown responded: ÂYes. Yes. And weÂll let science determine this over a longer period of time.ÂŽ A reporter asked if climate change was discussed with the president, but Trump jumped in to say, ÂWe didnÂt discuss it.ÂŽ A reporter then said, ÂWell, you obviously disagree on this issue.ÂŽ Trump answered, in part: ÂMaybe not as different as people think. Is it happening? Things are changing. And I think most importantly weÂre doing things about. WeÂre gonna make it better. WeÂre going to make it a lot better. And itÂs gonna happen as quickly as it can possibly happen.ÂŽ Brown and Newsom said they welcomed the presidentÂs visit, with the governor suggesting they set aside political differences since it Ânow is a time to pull together for the people of California.ÂŽ Brown, a Â“erce advocate of addressing climate change, pointed to several causes and they need to deal with them.WILDFIREFROM PAGE 1By TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA and TAMARA THUERINGERBLOOMBERG NEWSWASHINGTON Â…Â… President Donald Trump denied a news report that he was questioning Vice President Mike PenceÂs loyalty. ÂI canÂt imagine any President having a better or closer relationship with their Vice President,ÂŽ he wrote on Twitter Saturday. A New York Times report Friday cited unidentiÂ“ed sources who said Trump was repeatedly asking aides and advisers about whether Pence was loyal. ÂThe New York Times did a phony story, as usual, about my relationship with @VP Mike Pence. They made up sources and refused to ask me, the only one that would know, for a quote,ÂŽ Trump said in a separate Twitter post. Asked about the story Saturday while attending an economic conference in Papua New Guinea, Pence said he had a Âgood relationshipÂŽ with the president. ÂThe president and I are very close,ÂŽ Pence said. ÂIÂve been honored to serve as his vice president, honored when he asked me to run with him again.ÂŽ Pence said the report Âcame upÂŽ in his discussions with Trump, without providing more details. ÂWe had a good laugh and the president said to me, ÂThere are no anonymous sources that would say what that article said.ÂÂÂTrump says report that he questioned PenceÂs loyalty is ÂphonyÂ AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump talks with from left, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Paradise Mayor Jody Jones and FEMA Administrator Brock Longduring a visit to a Paradise neighborhood destroyed by the wildÂ“res, Saturday.FROM PAGE ONE
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This crossword represents an escape room, with four articles you Âll need hidden inside. After you complete the grid, follow the dir ections at 41-, 70and 99-Across to find what to do next. Working correctly will lead you to a four-word phrase with a total of 12 letters.NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORDFOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 3No. 1111 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1900, when my founders bought 900,000 acres of timberland from a railroad. I helped start the forest fire protection movement. World War I airplanes were built with my spruce wood. After the Mount St. HelenÂs eruption, I salvaged enough wood to build 85,000 homes. Based in Seattle and valued near $20 billion, IÂm one of the worldÂs largest private timberland owners Â„ I own or control 12.4 million acres, mostly in the U.S. IÂm one of the largest makers of wood products, and IÂve planted more than a billion trees in the past decade. Who am I?Think you know the answer? 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS HISTORICAL HOWLERS 2 by Myles Mellor 1. TBM TOA ZBD OCAMRQZD UDYWQA CDBWYF ZBD WFDO MN LROEWYU O NWHDLROED WYFMMHA? ORNHDF ZBD UHOZD! 2. DGWU UZLS NH IFKRA PSBQS VRV UGS ANJNBRKU LRJPQRIK JRES UGS INKU? RU DWK W QSWJ HWV! LJZINFUG QNAE! 3. VUE SKIVEXZ VTGPSTXI UTOV EMV EO G CKN LGVT. GYY VSTZ PEMYL PSGV GCEMV UTXT VST NEEL EYL LGZI! 4. GWFWIUM JPIPUVR ZS ASJJCIWAPZV ZS ZLV RTCWRM WI GVTB TSCUL MVPM? ZLV FVB ZS WZ? ISTMV ASRV! 1. Who was the absolute genius behind the idea of placing a fireplace indoors? Alfred the Grate! 2. What type of music genre did the colonist Pilgrims like the most? It was a real fad! Plymouth Rock! 3. Two history teachers went out on a big date. All they could chat about were the good old days! 4. Vikings managed to communicate to the Druids in very rough seas? The key to it? Norse code! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Choosing to be close to people who honor and treasure your best qualities is as much a form of self-protection as choosing not to be with people who donÂt. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Take out your stamp of approval, and press it, kiss-like, onto your own work. Then ink it up really good and tag a few more things in your life. For instance, anoint your own shoulder with it, because youÂre doing mighty ne. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The quality of your relationships aects your happiness more than any other single factor. Money and status bumps are nice, but feeling good about whatÂs between you and those close to you is nicer. CANCER (June 22-July 22). YouÂll give your knowledge to others today. Everything counts. Tidbits, thoughts, wisdom nuggets Â„ you give it, and it matters. That part will feel good, seeing that youÂve made a dierence. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It takes some trick to turn the conversation the way you want it to go, but youÂve a few up your sleeve. Besides, you have something to get settled, and a face-to-face exchange is the best way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Who is taking care of you? This is what you wonder as you spread your care here and there. DonÂt worry. Someday when you need a hand, it will be there for you. Anyway, itÂs good to be strong and able. Enjoy that. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The sound of aligned interests is often Âha-ha-ha.ÂŽ Solidarity will be shown through humor, and laughter will be not only a sweet sound but a sign of successful group endeavors to come. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The relationship used to be dierent. The way it used to be is still inside there, waiting like the surprise center, the smallest Russian nesting doll in the set, the only really solid version of the whole bunch. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). YouÂll never be sorry for employing civility. There are many other ways you could go that would be eective, maybe even more so, but they are a risk to be measured. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As far as the ÂhavesÂŽ and Âhave-notsÂŽ go, itÂs a tricky matter. The ÂhavesÂŽ will appear to be rich in certain things that most people want. Yet the Âhave-notsÂŽ may be wealthier in the things that matter. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Who are your friends? This is the question of the day, not because you question the ties you know well but because youÂre moving into new realms with new people and you need to nd out where you can safely put your trust. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What charms one person will most likely charm 100 or more. Consider taking it public. The more people you add to your network today the more money youÂll make tomorrow. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Nov. 18). YouÂre not afraid of competition, and you see obstacles as a gift. Because of this attitude, youÂll wind up training by putting yourself up against formidable opponents. And yes, you will become mighty. Your position of strength will help you in all areas of life, even love. Relationships will bond through travel. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 33, 25, 7 and 49.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: IÂm in my early 20s and the only one in my circle of friends whoÂs currently in college. They all want to hang out all the time, but most of them live more than 100 miles away. I have a strict school schedule, and IÂm required to study and earn high grades or I will be let go from my university. I donÂt like feeling like IÂm being a jerk telling my friends I canÂt make it to certain events. How can I explain to them that I canÂt drive there every weekend to hang out? Sometimes I wonder if weÂre growing apart because they arenÂt doing the same things IÂm doing. Is there something wrong with me because IÂm still holding on? How can I explain to them that we canÂt be as close as we were? If you could help me gure out how to explain my situation without feeling guilty, itÂd be great. Â„ BUSY IN CANADA DEAR BUSY: There is nothing wrong with you. Relationships do not always stay static. Most of them ebb and ow as yours are, so please stop ogging yourself for making mature choices. Being able to prioritize is a skill you should be proud of. You donÂt need to make any grand speeches to your old friends about why you see them less often. Just continue explaining that for now your education must take precedence over your social life because if it doesnÂt, you may not be able to earn your degree. If your old friends are really friends, theyÂll understand. P.S. Look at the bright side. If you arenÂt spending chunks of your weekends driving back to your hometown, you will have more time to develop new friendships at school, some of which may last a lifetime. DEAR ABBY: May I offer a suggestion to pet owners who hire pet sitters during the holidays? If you are happy with their services, consider giving them a tip. Every year I am astounded at the number of clients who donÂt give me a gratuity on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many Â„ if not most Â„ tell me how pleased they are with my services, but surprisingly few do anything more than that. I confess, it makes me feel underappreciated. Often, when I ask friends if they tip their sitters, they say it never occurred to them! So if you have a reliable sitter and youÂre happy with his or her work, please give them a little bit extra for working on the holidays when most of us relax and celebrate with our families. Â„ CAT SITTER IN SAN FRANCISCO DEAR SITTER: Tipping at holiday time can be stressful, and not everyone considers an independent contractor someone to whom they need to give extra money. (Would you be comfortable getting a fruitcake instead?) While IÂm pleased to put the word out for you, because you feel you arenÂt being properly compensated, perhaps you should consider raising your fees in November and December.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in ÂWhat Every Teen Should Know.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Heloise: I am hosting my rst holiday dinner for family, and I am so nervous. What should I do, basically, to have a good rst gathering? Â„ Becky from Texas Dear Becky: Really there are just three basic keys for a holiday party: 1. THE SETTING: Think about the rst impression your guests will have when they come into your home. Are there decorations in the entry? The mood should be an appealing one. 2. THE SCENT: What will your family smell when they enter your house? Candles, cookies baking or fresh holiday greens will do the job. 3. THE SOUND: Put on your favorite holiday music, playing softly in the background. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: The holidays are such a hectic time with all of the events and family gatherings. In the rush of everything, you may toss out lots of things into the trash. Be aware that you could accidentally put personal info into the trash that a criminal could use for identity theft. So, do not throw into the garage any personal, nancial or medical information. Take o labels from medicine bottles before you toss out empty bottles. Shred or cut up copies of your bills. You want to be sure that no one can get your Social Security number or credit card dates or numbers. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: When you bring fruits and vegetables home from the supermarket, itÂs really important to store them properly. ItÂs best to eat them several days after you have brought them home, but if you canÂt, hereÂs how to keep them as fresh as you can: 1. Store vegetables in the refrigerator in perforated plastic bags. 2. Use the crisper drawers to help veggies retain moisture. Adjust the humidity controls in the crisper drawers. 3. Put fruits and veggies in separate drawers, because this will prevent the ethylene gas of fruit from aecting the veggies. 4. Do not place potatoes, onions, tomatoes or garlic in the refrigerator. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I love to put votives on my holiday tables because the light is so wonderful, but getting the wax out is such a pain. Do you have an easier way I can do it? Â„ Lorraine from New York Dear Lorraine: Here are two ways to remove the wax: 1. Put the votives in a container in the sink and soak in hot water to melt the wax. 2. Or place the holders face down on a heavy paper plate and put on a baking sheet in the oven at 200 degrees F for a couple of minutes. Watch closely. Then use a hot pad to pick up the votives and wipe out the melted wax with a paper towel. Before you return the candles to the holders, put a bit of water in the bottom of each one and then add the candles. This will help to stop the melted wax from sticking. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: We have lots of children who come to our holiday gatherings, and they can be so messy in eating our holiday treats. How can I prevent them from ending up all over my carpets? Â„ Susan from Louisiana Dear Susan: Your children and their friends will love this holder for nuts or small treats. Make your regular popcorn ball mix and stick some over the bottoms of glasses that have been greased with butter or margarine. Allow the mixture to harden, and when it is, remove from the glasses and then you can ll them with bite-sized snacks. When done, the children can eat the holder! Â„ HeloiseDiligent college student focuses on studying, not seeing friendsDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018By ELAINE GANLEYASSOCIATED PRESSPARIS Â„ One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured Â„ eight seriously Â„ at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots movement, posing a new challenge to beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron. Police ofÂ“cers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris as groups of Âyellow jackets,ÂŽ as the protesters called themselves, tried to make their way to the presidential Elysee Palace. Later, hundreds of protesters entered the bottom of the street dotted with luxury shops where the palace is located Â„ and where Macron lives Â„ before being pushed back by security forces with shields. In a similar scenario, police cleared out the huge trafÂ“c circle around the Arc de Triomphe, paralyzed for hours by protesters. French Interior Ministry ofÂ“cials counted nearly 283,000 protesters, mostly peaceful, throughout the day at more than 2,000 sites, some setting bonÂ“res or Â”ying balloons. However, some demonstrations turned violent. In Troyes, southeast of Paris, about 100 people invaded the prefecture, the local representation of the state, damaging the inside, Interior Ministry ofÂ“cials said. In Quimper, in Brittany, security forces used water cannon to disperse hostile protesters. The protester who died, a 63-year-old woman, was killed when a driver caught in the blockade accelerated in a panic at Pontde-Beauvoisin, near Chambery, in eastern France, according to Louis Laugier, the prefect, or top state ofÂ“cial, in the Savoie region. A confrontation with protesters Âgot heated up for no reasonÂŽ and the driver accelerated her minivan after Âpeople started rattling her car,ÂŽ a protester who witnessed the incident told BFMTV, identifying himself only as Philippe. He said the woman told them she was taking her daughter to a doctor. An investigation into the death was opened. Eight of the 227 people injured were in serious condition, ministry ofÂ“cials said at an evening brieÂ“ng, without providing details. A police ofÂ“cer and a Â“reÂ“ghter who intervened when protesters attacked a closed service station were among the eight. A total of 117 people were arrested with 73 of them held for questioning. The protesters had pledged to target tollbooths, roundabouts and other strategic trafÂ“c sites. They called themselves Âyellow jacketsÂŽ because most were wearing the Â”uorescent yellow vests that must be kept in vehicles of all French drivers in case of car troubles. The daughter of the woman killed called for calm as she protested in Cavaillon, in southern France. ÂI really want people not to let themselves become submerged by anger,ÂŽ Alexandrine Mazet told RTL radio. ÂThe yellow jackets must understand this is a peaceful movement,ÂŽ she said. The young woman appeared later on BFMTV still wearing her yellow vest. The nationwide protest was unusual because it arose from within the citizenry, backed neither by unions nor politicians, although some took part in a clear bid for supporters. It was unclear whether the upstart movement, without a leader, would survive, and what problems it might pose for Macron. The grassroots nature of the protests, which drew supporters angry over an array of issues, made it a political hot potato for MacronÂs government. Security ofÂ“cials treaded lightly, ordering police to use dialogue rather than force but to stop protesters from completely blocking major routes or endangering lives or property. About 30 canisters of tear gas were Â“red to disperse protesters at the entrance of the Mont Blanc tunnel. The planned increase in fuel taxes, notably for diesel fuel, spoke to those French who feel the president has asked ordinary citizens to make the largest efforts in his bid to transform France. Those French who have a hard time making ends meet often rely on cheaper diesel fuel. Macron wants to close the gap between the price of diesel fuel and gasoline as part of his strategy to wean France off fossil fuels. A Âcarbon trajectoryÂŽ calls for continued increases. Taxes on diesel fuel have risen 7 euro cents (nearly 8 U.S. cents) and are to keep climbing in the coming years, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne has said. The tax on gasoline is to increase 4 euro cents. Many drivers see this as emblematic of a presidency they view as disconnected from day-to-day economic difÂ“culties and serving the rich. MacronÂs popularity has plunged, hovering around 30 percent. Robert Tichit, 67, a retiree, referred to the president as ÂKing Macron.ÂŽ More than 1,000 protesters congregated at the Place de la Concorde at the bottom of the Champs-Elysees, shouting ÂMacron resignÂŽ as police looked on.1 dead, hundreds injured in fuel tax protests around France AP PHOTOProtesters blocks the Champs-Elysees avenue to protest fuel taxes in Paris, France, Saturday. France is bracing for a nationwide trac mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. By MARCIA DUNNAP AEROSPACE WRITERCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Â„ A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. And another commercial delivery should be on its way in a couple weeks. ÂWhat an outstanding launch,ÂŽ said NASAÂs deputy space station program manager, Joel Montalbano. Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn, delighting chilly early-bird observers along the Atlantic coast. The Russian Space Agency launched its own supplies to the International Space Station on Friday, just 15 hours earlier. The U.S. delivery will arrive at the orbiting lab Monday, a day after the Russian shipment. Among the 7,400 pounds of goods inside the Cygnus capsule: ice cream and fresh fruit for the three space station residents, and a 3D printer that recycles old plastic into new parts. Thanksgiving turkey dinners Â„ rehydratable, of course Â„ are already aboard the 250-mile-high outpost. The space station is currently home to an American, a German and a Russian. ThereÂs another big event coming up, up there: The space station marks its 20th year in orbit on Tuesday. The Â“rst section launched on Nov. 20, 1998, from Kazakhstan. ÂAs we celebrate 20 years of the International Space Station,ÂŽ Montalbano noted, Âone of the coolest things is the cooperation we have across the globe.ÂŽ Then thereÂs the U.S. commercial effort to keep the space station stocked and, beginning next year, to resume crew launches from Cape Canaveral. ÂTo me, itÂs been a huge success,ÂŽ he said. This Cygnus, or Swan, is named the S.S. John Young to honor the legendary astronaut who walked on the moon and commanded the Â“rst space shuttle Â”ight. He died in January. It is the Â“rst commercial cargo ship to bear Northrop GrummanÂs name. Northrop Grumman acquired Orbital ATK in June. SpaceX is NASAÂs other commercial shipper for the space station; its Dragon capsule is set to lift off in early December. Experiments arriving via the Cygnus will observe how cement solidiÂ“es in weightlessness, among other things. ThereÂs also medical, spacesuit and other equipment to replace items that never made it to orbit last month because of a Russian rocket failure; the two men who were riding the rocket survived their emergency landing. Three other astronauts are set to launch from Kazakhstan on Dec. 3.Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days AP PHOTONorthrop Grumman Antares rocket lifts o from the launch pad at NASAÂs Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., Saturday. By JULIE WATSONASSOCIATED PRESSTIJUANA, Mexico Â„ Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped at an outdoor sports complex, sleeping on a dirt baseball Â“eld and under bleachers with a view of the steel walls topped by barbed wire at the newly reinforced U.S.-Mexico border. The city opened the complex after other shelters were Â“lled to capacity. Church groups provided portable showers, bathrooms and sinks. The federal government estimates the migrant crowd in Tijuana could soon swell to 10,000. Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has called the migrantsÂ arrival an ÂavalancheÂŽ that the city is ill-prepared to handle, calculating that they will be in Tijuana for at least six months as they wait to Â“le asylum claims. U.S. border inspectors are processing only about 100 asylum claims a day at TijuanaÂs main crossing to San Diego. Asylum seekers register their names in a tattered notebook managed by migrants themselves that had more than 3,000 names even before the caravan arrived. While many in Tijuana are sympathetic to the migrantsÂ plight and trying to assist, some locals have shouted insults, hurled rocks and even thrown punches at the migrants. ItÂs a stark contrast to the many Mexican communities that welcomed the caravan with signs, music and donations of clothing after it entered Mexico nearly a month ago. Countless residents of rural areas pressed fruit and bags of water into the migrantsÂ hands as they passed through southern Mexico, wishing them safe journeys. Alden Rivera, the Honduran ambassador in Mexico, visited the outdoor sports complex Saturday. Rivera expects the migrants will need to be sheltered for eight months or more, and said he is working with Mexico to get more funds to feed and care for them. He expects the migrant numbers in Tijuana to reach 3,400 over the weekend, with another 1,200 migrants having made it to Mexicali, another border city a few hours to the east of Tijuana. An additional 1,500 migrants plan to reach the U.S. border region next week. Rivera said 1,800 Hondurans have returned to their country since the caravan Â“rst set out on Oct. 13, and that he hopes more will make that decision. ÂWe want them to return to Honduras,ÂŽ Rivera said, adding that each migrant must weigh whether to go home, appeal for asylum in Mexico or wait in line to apply for asylum in the U.S. The Mexican Interior Ministry said Friday that 2,697 Central American migrants have requested asylum in Mexico under a program that the country launched on Oct. 26 to more quickly get them credentials needed to live, work and study in southern Mexico. Tijuana ofÂ“cials said they converted the municipal gymnasium and recreational complex into a shelter to keep migrants out of public spaces. The cityÂs privately run shelters have a maximum capacity of 700. The municipal complex can hold up to 3,000; as of Friday night there were 2,397 migrants there.Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town AP PHOTOPeople hang out at the Mexican side of the border structure that separates Mexico from the U.S., at the PaciÂ“c Ocean, Tijuana, Mexico, Friday. LONDON (AP) Â„ Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capitalÂs main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. A group called ÂExtinction RebellionÂŽ encouraged sit-ins on the bridges Saturday as part of a coordinated week of action across the country. Metropolitan Police said emergency vehicles were hampered from getting across London because of the ÂblockadeÂŽ of Â“ve bridges. The force said it had asked all protesters to congregate at Westminster Bridge where ofÂ“cers can facilitate lawful protest. About two dozen people were arrested on Monday after protesters blocked trafÂ“c and glued themselves to gates outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges PHOTO PROVIDED BY PA VIA APHundreds of protesters turned out in central London and blocked o the capitalÂs main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously. WORLD NEWS
SPORTSSunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_Preps UCF impresses on national TVAt the time of publication, No. 11 UCF was leading No. 24 Cincinnati by a score of 35-13. This was UCFÂs Â“rst test on the national stage this season, and they were impressive. Impressive enough to make the playos? See more on yoursun.comINDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Local Sports 3 | Golf 4 | Tennis 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 7 | Weather 8 By EDUARDO ENCINOTAMPA BAY TIMESTAMPA Â„ Jason Pierre-Paul often talks about how heÂs unstoppable, but he knows thereÂs a business side to sports that no level of determination can control. He knows this now because not long ago he thought heÂd always be a New York Giant. That was until the organizationÂs offseason housecleaning swept him up and Pierre-Paul found himself on the receiving end of a phone call in March informing him he had been traded to the Bucs. ÂThings change, the scheme changes, coaches change and players change,ÂŽ the defensive end said. ÂSometimes change is good. By ANTHONY SANFILIPPOASSOCIATED PRESSPHILADELPHIA Â„ Anthony Cirelli saved the day for the Tampa Bay Lightning. After becoming the Â“rst team in NHL history to cough up a four-goal lead in the Â“nal 10 minutes of a game, Tampa Bay escaped with the win when Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds to gain position in front of the net and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season. ÂHeÂs a pretty strong guy so he was battling pretty hard,ÂŽ Cirelli said. ÂLuckily at that last second I kind of pulled it across my body and had a little bit of room to get a quick shot off and it went in.ÂŽ Tampa Bay opened a 5-1 lead 9:08 into the third on Brayden PointÂs Â“fth goal in two games. But Philadelphia rallied behind two goals by Travis Konecny and Simmonds tied it with 3:32 left in regulation, beating Louis Domingue while lying on his back. ÂIt was a weird game,ÂŽ Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. ÂWe were up 5-1 and I donÂt think the game felt like we were up 5-1. It started getting physical there, it kind of gave the crowd a little bit of life. Then they started getting breaks that they probably deserved, so from a coachÂs perspective, itÂs probably one youÂre not too happy with, but IÂm sure the fans were pretty entertained.ÂŽ The Lightning won for the sixth time in eight games. Adam Erne had a goal and two assists in his Â“rst career threepoint game, and Point scored twice after he had a natural hat trick in ThursdayÂs 4-3 victory at Pittsburgh. James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which has dropped three in a row. Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist, and Pickard had 20 stops while subbing for the injured Brian Elliott. Tampa Bay jumped in front with three goals in the second after a scoreless Â“rst period. Erne scored a power-play goal on a slick give-and-go play with Yanni Gourde at 6:02. Cedric Paquette and Point also scored to make it 3-1 heading into the third. Van Riemsdyk got Philadelphia on the board on the power play. The Flyers Â“nished with three power-play goals after they scored three times with the man advantage in their previous 15 games. It was van RiemsdykÂs Â“rst goal since he signed with Philly in free agency, returning to the organization that drafted By STEPHEN MCKAYSUN CORRESPONDENTIf you stood at the waterline in the center of Englewood Beach yesterday and looked in either direction, you would have seen people as far as the eye could see. There were families, there were friends, there were visitors from afar and local Floridians. From all over America and even from around the around the world they came. This weekend, the beach was the place to be for the Englewood Beach WaterFestÂs signature event: The Offshore Power Boat Association World Championship Races. Now in its fourth year, WaterFest has continued to grow. In 2017, nearly 30,000 people descended on Englewood to enjoy all things water. No one would be surprised to see that record broken in 2018. ÂAnyone that lives here or has a business here has needed this weekend to celebrate why we live here,ÂŽ said WaterFest board member Elaine Miller. ÂI donÂt know that thereÂs ever been an event that has been such a big shot in the arm for the Englewood community like this has been this year.ÂŽ While red tide has been a nationally reported story, such thoughts were far away from COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Florida State 22, Boston College 21 NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers NHL: Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 5, OT AREA SPORTS: Waterfest 2018BucsÂ Jason Pierre-Paul is on a mission to make a memorable returnCirelli scores in OT as Lightning beat Flyers 6-5RETURN | 6 LIGHTNING | 6By BOB FERRANTEASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE Â„ Deondre Francois threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry with 1:49 left and Florida State beat No. 22 Boston College 22-21 on Saturday to keep its bowl hopes alive. Francois was 19 of 39 for 322 yards, shaking off two first-half interceptions for his fourth 300-yard game of the season. Cam Akers had 19 carries for 110 yards for the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). It was Florida StateÂs first victory in six attempts against Top 25 teams this season. Florida State has gone to a bowl in each season since 1982 and can extend the streak with a victory over No. 15 Florida next week. Terry, a redshirt freshman, now has eight touchdown receptions. True freshman Keyshawn Helton had six receptions for 73 yards. Boston College (74, 4-3) hasnÂt won in Tallahassee since 2008. A.J. Dillon ran a season-high 37 times for 116 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles, and Anthony Brown completed 18 of 33 passes for 297 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Dillon has 1,052 rushing yards in nine games this season, missing two due to an ankle injury. 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(AP) Â„ Dylan Larkin scored 4:09 into overtime, Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday. Larkin got his eighth goal of the season when he converted a 2-on-1 break with Anthony Mantha. It was DetroitÂs fifth victory in its last six games. Luke Glendening and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings. New Jersey had won two in a row. Pavel Zacha and Blake Coleman scored for the Devils, and Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves. The Devils dominated the opening period, outshooting the Red Wings 15-4 and taking the lead on ZachaÂs first goal of the season at 11:35. Zacha, the sixth-overall pick in the 2015 draft, dropped to one knee to snare a crossthe-slot pass from Jesper Bratt and drive a one-timer by Bernier. It was a tough opening period for the Red Wings, who lost Darren Helm to an upper-body injury when he was checked along the boards in the New Jersey end. Detroit played better at the start of the second and generated several good chances. Kinkaid denied Larkin on a prime scoring opportunity, and Trevor Daley hit the post. But New Jersey opened a 2-0 lead when Coleman scored the DevilsÂ first short-handed goal of the season at 15:53. The Red Wings finally got on the board when Glendening flicked a quick shot from the left circle past a screened Kinkaid with 1:34 left in the period. In the third, Rasmussen tied it at 2 on a deflection of Mike GreenÂs point shot at 13:37. The Devils unsuccessfully challenged the goal, claiming goaltender interference.Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Â„ Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and the Buffalo Sabres extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 comefrom-behind victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had his second career goal and added an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves for the Sabres. Matt Dumba scored for the third straight game for Minnesota, and Zach Parise add another goal, becoming the highest-scoring Minnesotan in NHL history. Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for the Wild. Buffalo is making a habit of rallying in its second year under coach Phil Housley. The Sabres recovered from a 1-0 deficit on Friday in a shootout win in Winnipeg. TheyÂve won four times in 11 games when trailing after two periods. Dahlin scored with 7:02 remaining in the third, poking a loose puck past Dubnyk after the goaltender couldnÂt get a handle on it. BuffaloÂs Jack Eichel tried to grab a loose puck in the offensive zone after a dump-in. But the puck trickled out to Pominville, who quickly spun and sent a shot past an unsuspecting Dubnyk.Dylan Larkin scores in OT as Red Wings beat Devils 3-2 AP PHOTODetroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier defends against New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday. By TIM DAHLBERGAP SPORTS COLUMNISTAt the Stanley Cup Finals earlier this year, Commissioner Gary Bettman couldnÂt talk enough about the feelgood story of the Vegas Golden Knights and the NHLÂs role in bringing major league sports to Las Vegas. When it came to a question about concussions and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Bettman wasnÂt nearly as chatty. ÂThereÂs nothing new on the subject,ÂŽ Bettman said before turning to Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and asking, ÂDo you want to answer that?ÂŽ Daly didnÂt, though he did note that the NHL believes thereÂs not enough scientiÂ“c information to draw a deÂ“nite link between concussions and CTE. The total cost to the NHL is $18.9 million, a far cry from the NFL concussion settlement that covers 20,000 former players with payouts expected to top $1.5 billion over 65 years. As of last month, the NFL concussion lawsuit claims panel had already approved more than $500 million in awards and paid out $330 million. One reason the numbers are so different is that the NFL is a much bigger league than the NHL, generating about three times the revenue that major league hockey does. Another is that a federal judge denied class-action status in July for the lawsuit, preventing another potential 5,000 retired players from being involved. ÂWhen you have a defendant who has spent millions of dollars litigating a case for four years to prove that nothing is wrong with getting your brain bashed in, you can only get so far,ÂŽ playersÂ attorney Stuart Davidson told The Associated Press. ÂI think itÂs important for players who have an opportunity to settle their case with the NHL now to understand that before they get anything through a trial against the NHL, itÂs going to cost millions of dollars in experts to get there, and thatÂs going to have to be paid for before they see a penny from any recovery, assuming they win.ÂŽ In other words, a token settlement is better than no settlement at all. The NHL will end up spending the equivalent of the salaries of one Â“rst line over a year to get rid of a problem that could have vexed the league for many years. It did so without having to acknowledge that high-speed collisions and ubiquitous Â“ghting could lead to brain problems later in life. BettmanÂs hard-line approach paid off, and thatÂs no surprise. This is a commissioner, you might recall, who canceled an entire season rather than let players get paid what theyÂre worth. The lawsuit had already dragged on for four years, and with the NHL Â“ghting it every step of the way, there wasnÂt much appetite among attorneys and most former players to take it further. In the end, the players will get some medical testing and a few dollars. The NHL, meanwhile, will get protection from further suits at a small cost. Pretty easy to Â“gure out the winner in this one.Column: Easy to declare a winner in NHL concussion lawsuit INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Â„ Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, Darren Collison had 12 points and Â“ve assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Saturday night. Aaron Holiday scored 12 points off the bench and Thaddeus Young had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who played most of the game without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo because of a sore right knee. Reserve Jeremy Lin scored 16 points and Kent Bazemore had 13 points, Â“ve rebounds and four steals for the Hawks, who have lost seven straight. The Pacers used an 11-0 run to take the lead for good late in the third quarter. Collison, who scored 10 points in the third, made a 3-pointer before Holiday hit a 3 to put Indiana ahead 68-67 with 2:39 left in the quarter, and the Pacers led the rest of the way.New Orleans 125, Denver 115NEW ORLEANS (AP) Â„ Anthony Davis scored 40 points and led the New Orleans Pelicans to a 125-115 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. Davis followed up his 43-point performance in a 129-124 victory against New York on Friday night by leading a balanced scoring effort for New Orleans, which won for the Â“fth time in six games. Davis shot 10 for 20 from the Â“eld and converted 20 of 21 chances from the line. Julius Randle had 21 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for the Pelicans. Nikola Mirotic had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Jrue Holiday overcame foul trouble to Â“nish with 19 points and EÂTwaun Moore added 13 points. Nikola Jokic had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Gary Harris scored 24, and Juancho Hernangomez had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who lost for the Â“fth time in six games. Monte Morris came off the bench to add 13 points and Jamal Murray had 11.Bogdanovic scores 22 points, Pacers hold off Hawks 97-89 NBA NHL NHL: Concussion lawsuit
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3 By STEVE KNAPPSUN CORRESPONDENTLegendary football coach Duffy Daugherty of the Michigan State Spartans, once said ÂFootball is not a contact sportit is a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sportÂŽ. Nobody knows this better than the football linemen on both sides of the ball. The defensive players hear their names over the PA system when they make a tackle. When is the last time you heard an offensive lineman given credit for a good block? The only time an offensive linemanÂs name is called is when he draws a penalty. Frank Gifford is a former Â“rst round draft pick turned broadcaster and is now in the Hall of Fame. He summed it up best when he said ÂFootball is like nuclear warfare, there are no winners only survivorsÂŽ. Nowhere is this more true than in the trenches known as the line of scrimmage. In the trenches there are big bodies shoving, pushing, clawing and stepping on their opponent trying to get him out of the way. There is a lot going on under a pile of players especially as they try to steal the ball from the running back. ItÂs not a pretty sight! It goes unnoticed because the normal tendency is to watch the ball and not the linemen. The players at the Âskilled positionsÂŽ as they are called, donÂt get hit on every play. They can use the sidelines to save themselves and many times only make contact with the opponent if they have the ball. Linemen canÂt take a play off. They hit and get hit on every play! You have to be a different kind of player to enjoy the punishment the linemen take and dish out! As a Hall of Fame member and a college broadcaster for 52 years, Keith Jackson called the linemen Âthe big ugliesÂŽ. Back in the day of leather helmets, the type with no facemask, linemen earned that term because of the lack of protection. Missing teeth were called Âsummer teethÂŽ because some are (summer) there and some arenÂt. Their noses were broken so many times that they could breathe out of the ear hole of the helmet. Their faces had more stitches than a baseball (108 for you trivia nuts). If you ever shook hands with a lineman, it is like grabbing a bag of walnuts. They suffer from the ÂRodney DangerÂ“eldÂŽ syndrome of Âgetting no respectÂŽ. But these are the guys IÂd want in FRONT of me going into a dark alley. However, ÂuglyÂŽ is an attitude rather than a description for linemen. A friend of mine, Ray Bentley, was the starting middle linebacker for three Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills. He now broadcasts games on television and told me that in his playing days heÂd start getting ÂuglyÂŽ about two days before a game. He wanted to feel ugly so heÂd play ugly! He wouldnÂt shower, shave, brush his teeth or even comb his hair until after the game was over! On game day heÂd eat whatever he could Â“nd to make his breath stink and tried to breathe on his opponents when ever he could. He even had ÂAlice CooperÂŽ like makeup on his face! Now thatÂs ugly! The Charlotte Tarpons have their own version of Âthe big ugliesÂŽ. They are Dustyn Hall, Eddie Koor, Chase Watter, Robert Broderick, Steven Cloyd and Steven Santiago. They are all seniors which is somewhat unusual. They are a big reason why backs like Jayden Grant, Ashar Thomas and Jeremiah Harvey have been able to run through the defense for scores or big gainers. Quarterback Alex Muse would have a much dirtier uniform if not for these linemen giving him protection. They work hard and have to learn and remember who they must block on each play. That assignment may change if a linebacker jumps into a gap or pulls out. Then the linemen have to adjust in a split secondÂs notice. They get hurt, but the code of being a lineman is that you never show pain and let the other team know they hurt you. ItÂs like being in a war, the linemen do all the Â“ghting and the generals (skilled position players) ride in on a jeep and pose for the pictures! The linemen are happy to do what they do even with very little recognition. They all share a Âfantasy playÂŽ for themselves. Hall, who is the biggest of them all at 6Â3 and 308 pounds would like to run it in for a touchdown. ÂI would want to run it in from about the 20. If I ran any farther IÂd be tired.ÂŽ Broderick said, ÂMine is a pick 6 from about 35 yards out. I donÂt know what kind of celebration IÂd do in the end zone but IÂd come up with something.ÂŽ Watters would also like to get a pick 6. ÂMine would be a screen pass and IÂd run it back 47 yards. Since IÂm an athlete, IÂd give the ball to somebody and have them pass it to me like an Alley Oop pass so I could dunk it over the post.ÂŽ Santiago wants to catch a pass. ÂIÂd go out for a pass and lose the dude and catch it for a 20 yard touchdown and then jump on the pad on the goal post.ÂŽ Koor said, ÂI want to get a scoop and score from ten yards out.ÂŽ Their favorite games from their last four seasons span from a quadruple overtime win over Fort Myers in their sophomore year to winning the regional championship that year. Others remembered winning a spring game on a ÂHail MaryÂŽ against Palmetto Ridge going into their junior year. Another remembered beating Port Charlotte on a game winning Â“eld goal last year. When you watch a football game, try to keep your eyes on the Big Uglies up front and see what they go through in a game. YouÂll appreciate them a lot more. Class 4A Region 3Bishop Verot 45, LaBelle 17 Cocoa 35, Astronaut 0 Class 5A Region 3Jefferson 34, Lakewood 23 Jesuit 31, Immokalee 3 Class 6A Region 3Naples 24, Fort Myers 9 North Fort Myers 36, Charlotte 20 Class 7A Region 3Bloomingdale 21, Palmetto 14 Venice 28, Braden River 21 Class 7A Region 4Dwyer 55, Palm Beach Lakes 27 St. Thomas Aquinas 51, Fort Lauderdale 0 Class 8A Region 2Dr. Phillips 19, Vero Beach 7 Sarasota Riverview 49, Manatee 27 AREA PREP CALENDAR AREA SPORT BRIEFS PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES TOMORROW BasketballVenice, Lemon Bay, Port Charlotte, North Port Â„ Boys LBHS pre-season tournament Port Charlotte Â„ girls at Oasis, 6 p.m Charlotte Â„ boys preseason tournament at Charlotte Imagine Â„ girls basketball vs. Manatee, 7 p.m. SoccerVenice Â„ girls home vs. Manatee, 7 p.m. Lemon Bay Â„ girls vs Sarasota, 7 p.m. North Port Â„ boys vs. Bishop Verot, 7:30 p.m. North Port Â„ girls at Mariner, 7 p.m.those who gathered to celebrate at the waters edge. Beach goers were greeted with clear skies, clear air and temperatures in the mid 70Âs. Though the board was forced to consider cancelling the event last summer due to the red tide and the high cost of the event, the decision to move forward proved a wise one. The estimated economic impact to Englewood last year was about $6 million to Charlotte and Sarasota counties. WaterFest was estimated to have generated an additional 7,500 room nights for hotels in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. While an important goal of WaterFest is to boost the local economy, the event also donates proceeds to organizations that Âfoster the conservation and protection of our local waterways and marine life and encourages the responsible and recreational use of our beaches and water resources.ÂŽ While the economic impact was visible everywhere you turned, so too was the fun. Along Beach Road, local businesses rolled out the welcome mat. At the Sand Bar and Tiki Grill there was live music and a festive atmosphere. Diners could watch the power boats as they were lowered into the water. The band, ÂTrinity on 80ÂŽ played hits of the past during the day while ÂNo FilterÂŽ came out at night to cover the hits of today. Lock and Key Restaurant and Pub was busy. And so too was The Waverly Restaurant and Bar. Curbside outside The Waverly was a small bar stand. There, two bar maids satisÂ“ed the thirst of passers-by. For those who went in, there was outdoor seating on two levels. A full menu was available even for those who chose to seek the air conditioning inside. ÂThis is a fun way to spend a work day because I can, in some way, take part in what is going on,ÂŽ said Lauren Bracken, who served a busy stream of customers at The WaverlyÂs curbside bar. ÂThis is the busiest the townÂs been in quite some time. So, everybody is really friendly and having a great time watching the races or having a drink or lunch. ItÂs a perfect day and tomorrow is going to be the same.ÂŽ While there were people everywhere Â… and all with big appetites and a thirst to quench Â… the one thing WinterFest seemed to be nearly devoid of was long lines. Tickets for food and drink were short and moved quickly. Behind the smooth operation were 11 volunteer directors who have been preparing since shortly after WaterFest 2017. There were also 400 volunteers who were visible in abundance and ready to answer any questions. ÂAll praise to the volunteers. Without them weÂd be sunk,ÂŽ said director Ray LaBadie. And the efforts of the directors and volunteers didnÂt go unnoticed. ÂIÂve been to these events a number of times on Lake Erie and in Key West, and the Manasota Key ones are by far the most fun because they are the most condensed and well run,ÂŽ said Ohio native and Englewood resident, Andy Suhar. ÂYou can really see everything in a short, condensed area. IÂve liked the other power boat races IÂve been to, but this one is just easier to enjoy.ÂŽ As an owner of a local business, Joe Maxx Coffee Company, Suhar is also a proud sponsor of WaterFest. ÂA lot of the businesses along West Dearborn Street are proud sponsors of this event and IÂm sure weÂll continue to be,ÂŽ he added. ÂWeÂre proud of our businesses and weÂre proud of Englewood and this is a great way to express our appreciation and love for Englewood.ÂŽIMPACTFROM PAGE 1 The Team CRC boat and the Geico boat kick up a spray during the start in their class at Englewood Beach.Meeting the Tarpons ÂBig UgliesÂ SUN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPPThe Charlotte oensive line get little recognition yet these seniors have played a big part in the Tarpons success this season. From the left are Steven Santiago, Robert Broderick, Eddie Koor, Chase Watter and Dustyn Hall. The sixth member of the line, Steven Cloyd, was not pictured. PREP SPORTS: Charlotte Tarpons Football By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERFour teams took to the Â“eld Saturday in the Beef ÂOÂ BradyÂs tournament at Charlotte High School, Charlotte, Gateway Charter, Lemon Bay and North Fort Myers. And when it was over, Gateway Charter walked away with the trophy. The Charlotte Tarpons defeated North Fort Myers in their Â“rst game of the tournament. Francesco Buscemi scored in the Â“rst half, 20 minutes into the game. The opposition answered back to tie the game at 1-1. The game was decided on penalty kicks. The Tarpons Juan-David Munoz and Jacob Santiago scored to give Charlotte a hard fought win. Charlotte met Gateway Charter in the championship game. The match ended in a scoreless tie and the outcome was decided by penalty kicks. with Gateway Charter outscoring Charlotte 3-2 to claim the title. Lemon Bay dropped their opener to Gateway 3-2 The Mantas Trayton White scored the gameÂs Â“rst goal off an assist from Alex Carabes, Gateway tied the score on a penalty kick. However, the Manta Rays battled back to take a 2-1 lead at the half on a goal by Benjamin Crumpton, with the assist going to Keegan Hogalin. A lineup change in the second half found a number of Manta Ray junior varsity players on the Â“led, and the more experienced Gateway team rallied scoring two consecutive goals with seven minutes remaining. The Manta Rays managed to keep the pressure on in the last Â“ve minutes recording 10 shots on goal. The Manta Rays, with only 10 minutes rest in between games, would go onto defeat North Fort Myers 2-1, with Crumpton accounting for both goals, with each score being assisted on by Harley Rusher.Gateway Charter best at Beef ÂOÂ BradyÂs tournament PREP SOCCER: Beerf ÂOÂ BradyÂs tournament DIVINGFlorida High School Diving and Swimming Championships Class 2A Championships at the SailÂ“sh Splash Park in Stuart Boys Diving Championship One-Meter 8. Gage Denson, Lemon Bay Seed: 336.55 Finals: 318.25GIRLS SOCCERThe Venice Lady Indians shutout Estero 8-0. The Lady Indians were paced by Mason Schilling and Kiki Slattery, who scored two goals each. Rachel Dalton, Kat Jordan, Maddie Krause and Victoria Gaona each added a goal. Ashton Pennel recorded the shutout for Venice.POP WARNERThe Port Charlotte Pee Wee Bandits will be sending two teams to the Regional Championship in Orlando. The Pee Wee Bandits defeated East Manatee 28-13. The Junior Varsity shutout Pinellas 33-0.
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018By YURI KAGEYAMAASSOCIATED PRESSTOKYO (AP) Â„ Floyd MayweatherÂs match against a Japanese kickboxer is once again on for New YearÂs Eve as an exhibition Â“ght with knockouts allowed but likely no decision granted on a win or a loss. Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the head of Rizin Fighting Federation, which is putting on the three-round exhibition, told reporters Saturday at TokyoÂs Haneda airport that Âa misunderstandingÂŽ was behind Mayweather, 41, appearing to back out. The event, to be held at Saitama Super Arena in suburban Tokyo on Dec. 31, was initially announced earlier this month. Sakakibara, who just returned holding meetings with Mayweather in Los Angeles, said the basic agreement had not changed from the initial contract, which did not allow kicking. He said Tenshin Nasukawa, 20, will have a chance to knock out Mayweather, but the results will not go against either Â“ghterÂs winloss record. Other details are still being worked out. ÂWe donÂt want people to think this is some half-hearted playing around,ÂŽ Sakakibara said, appearing before reporters in a sweatshirt. He also said spectators would not see mere Âcasual sparring.ÂŽ Sakakibara stressed the event would include the largest payout for an exhibition Â“ght but did not give speciÂ“cs. ÂHe will stand before Tenshin Dec. 31,ÂŽ Sakakibara said of Mayweather. ÂItÂs up to Tenshin whether he can create a miracle.ÂŽ Sakakibara acknowledged he could not rule out a last-minute cancellation but promised he would do his best to make what he called the Âfun showÂŽ happen. He also said he could not tell what kind of shape Mayweather was in because he has not watched him work out. The promoter compared the event to the Â“rst ÂRockyÂŽ Â“lm, as well as to the 1976 match between Muhammad Ali and Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki.Mayweather match against Japanese kickboxer back on BOXINGNAPLES, Fla. (AP) Â„ Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else. ThompsonÂs 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGAÂs season-ending event. She moved three shots clear of Nelly Korda and six ahead of Carlota Ciganda at Tiburon Golf Club. Korda shot her second consecutive 67 to get to 13 under, and Ciganda grinded out a 69 to get to 10 under. Thompson has been nearly Â”awless this week. Her only dropped shot of the tournament came Saturday when she made bogey at the par-4 fourth hole, then put together Â“ve birdies over the rest of her round. ÂGolf is all about momentum,ÂŽ Thompson said. Right now, she has an abundance of that going for her. For the week, she has 14 birdies, one eagle and the one bogey. SheÂs been calm and collected with her newly purchased Havanese Poodle around this week, Â“nding a rhythm with an old putter and having her brother Curtis as her caddie. ÂI just tried to keep the same attitude as I did the last two days,ÂŽ Thompson said. ÂCurtis kept me nice and relaxed. HeÂs always cracking jokes out there. ItÂs been a nice relaxing week just having him on the bag and having all my family and friends out here supporting me.ÂŽ If Thompson hangs on Sunday, sheÂll have her Â“rst win of the season. If Jutanugarn will also leave with prizes. Jutanugarn will start her Â“nal round 10 shots back but leading the projected Race to the CME Globe standings and in position to claim the $1 million bonus for winning the LPGAÂs season-long points race Â„ which would be her second in three years. Jutanugarn already has clinched player of the year and is nearly mathematically assured of winning the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average on tour. ÂI did a pretty good job. I didnÂt think about that at all,ÂŽ Jutanugarn said of the Globe race and whatÂs at stake this weekend. ÂYesterday I (thought) about that too much, worrying about that.ÂŽ Thompson leads LPGA finale, Jutanugarn eyes more trophies LPGA By DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Â„ With two quick birdies, Howell stretched his lead to Â“ve shots. By the end of the third round, his lead was down to one shot over PGA Tour rookie Cameron Champ and Jason Gore, who each shot 66 and made up ground on the back nine of the Seaside course at Sea Island. Howell was at 16-under 194 as he tries to end 332 starts on the PGA Tour without winning. ÂI have a chance to win the tournament, and IÂd have taken that Thursday morning,ÂŽ Howell said. His last victory was at Riviera in 2007, and the last time Howell had at least a share of the 54-hole lead was 10 years ago at Turning Stone, a tournament that no longer exists. Howell has not won in any of his previous Â“ve times atop the leaderboard going into the Â“nal round. Webb Simpson had a 63 and was two shots behind, along with Ryan Blaum (65). Ten players are within Â“ve shots of the lead, a list that includes Sea Island resident Zach Johnson, who had a 65. That was the size of HowellÂs lead over the Â“eld when he had two birdies through three holes, and even after his Â“rst bogey of the tournament when he went just over the back of the green at No. 4. But he recovered with a pair of birdies, made the turn in 32 and had a four-shot lead over Champ. And then it was steady golf the rest of the way as Champ and Gore, along with Simpson and others, closed the gap. Champ ran off four straight birdies starting with the par-5 seventh, the last two from about 20 feet. Gore missed a tap-in par on the ninth and was burning, but he bounced back with a birdie to start the back nine, and really got in the game with a 3-wood to 18 feet for eagle on the par-5 15th. Howell had one birdie, one bogey and not nearly enough good birdie chances on the back nine. ÂI didnÂt Â“nish off with much of anything,ÂŽ Howell said. ÂI knew the guys would make birdies and close the gap if I didnÂt get going, and thatÂs what happened.ÂŽ Howell will be playing Sunday with two players who couldnÂt be any different. Champ is a 23-year-old who in his second start as a PGA Tour member last month in the Sanderson Farms Championship. He also hits it harder than anyone Howell has ever seen. Gore is a part-time insurance salesman and part-time comedian who still loves the chance to compete. As powerful as Champ is off the tee Â„ he is contending this week on the strength of his putting. He hit a 343-yard drive on the ninth hole leaving a Â”ip wedge to the green, but he came up some 20 feet short and made the putt. He only had a chip 6-iron to the par-5 15th, hit that into the bunker and had to make a 15-footer for his birdie. Gore only received a sponsor exemption Sunday night, and he had second thoughts about Â”ying across the country from California because he hadnÂt played on any tour in three months and he was enjoying life at home. ÂWhat am I going to do tomorrow? IÂm going to show up,ÂŽ he said. ÂI wish I could give you a profound answer. ItÂs not going to change my life. Well, it could change my life, but IÂm not going to look at it that way.ÂŽHowell aiming to end drought with 1-shot lead at Sea Island AP PHOTOCharles Howell III was at 16-under at St. Simons Island, Georgia trying to end a 332-start dought on the PGA Tour. PGA By SAM JOHNSTONASSOCIATED PRESSLONDON (AP) Â„ After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologizing for an unforced error he didnÂt make. Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the ATP Finals on Saturday to advance to the championship match against Novak Djokovic. Federer was leading the second-set tiebreaker 4-3 and in the ascendancy of a rally on a Zverev service point when a ball boy at the back of the court dropped a ball. Zverev immediately signaled for the point to be stopped and the umpire ordered the point to be replayed. Zverev served an ace before going on to close out the match moments later. ÂI want to apologize for the situation in the tiebreak,ÂŽ said Zverev, who was booed by some of the crowd during his on-court interview. ÂThe ball boy dropped the ball so itÂs in the rules that we have to replay the point. ÂIÂm a little bit upset about the whole situation because this is not how I wanted it to end.ÂŽ Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the Â“nal since 2009 and the Â“rst from Germany since 1996. He will face Â“ve-time champion Djokovic, who defeated Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 to extend his semiÂ“nal win-loss record at the tournament to 7-1. Federer, 37, was seeking a record-extending seventh title, but was unable to cope with the pressure created by ZverevÂs power and precision at the O2 Arena. ÂHe (Zverev) apologized to me at the net,ÂŽ Federer said. ÂI was like, ÂBuddy, shut up. You donÂt need to apologize to me here. Congratulations on a great match and a great tournament so far. All the best for the Â“nals.Â And you move on.ÂŽ An inspired series of shots earned Zverev the Â“rst break points of the match in the 12th game and Federer sent a forehand wide to fall behind. Federer willed himself to a break for 2-1 in the second set, but Zverev quickly composed himself to hit straight back in the following game. Zverev overcame the freak interruption to establish a 5-4 lead in the tiebreaker, and Federer netted the simplest of forehand volleys to bring up match point. He saved the Â“rst, but Zverev conÂ“dently put away a backhand drive volley to set up a shot at the biggest title of his career and leave Federer waiting until next season for his 100th title. ÂOverall, IÂm happy how the season went,ÂŽ said Federer, who picked up his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. ÂThereÂs many positives. So IÂm excited for next season.ÂŽ Despite having reached only one Grand Slam quarterÂ“nal this year, Zverev is the only active player outside the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to have won three Masters titles. But victory at the tourÂs Â”agship event would exceed those achievements. ÂNovak right now is the best player in the world,ÂŽ said Zverev, who lost to Djokovic in the round robin. ÂYou have to play your best game to even have a chance. I hope IÂll be able to do that tomorrow.ÂŽ The Serb maintained his record of having not lost a set Â„ or service game Â„ at the tournament as he thrashed debutant Anderson to give himself the chance to join Federer on six titles. ÂI played very well in the group stage against Sascha (Zverev),ÂŽ Djokovic said. ÂBut I donÂt think he was close to his best.ÂŽ Djokovic won 20 out of 27 points on AndersonÂs second serve as he broke the South African twice in each set. ÂIt was the best match IÂve played so far this week,ÂŽ Djokovic said. Having ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by defeating Anderson in the Wimbledon Â“nal, Djokovic went on to win his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open and has already sealed the yearend No. 1 ranking. The victory extended DjokovicÂs record to 35-2 since the start of Wimbledon, a tournament he began ranked 21st after a right elbow injury interrupted his Â“rst half of the season. ÂItÂs remarkable what heÂs done since Wimbledon,ÂŽ Anderson said. ÂIt seems like heÂs deÂ“nitely right back playing some of the best tennis of his career.ÂŽ TENNISBall boy flub taints ZverevÂs victory over Federer At ATPFederer was ahead on second-set tiebreaker before incident resulted in point being replayed AP PHOTOSRoger Federer (above) exits the court after losing to Alexander Zverev (below) in their ATP World Tour Finals match. Zverev will face Novak Djokovic (left) in the championship match.
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 7 3 0 .700 280 236 Miami 5 5 0 .500 199 256 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 137 251 N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 208 254 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 Tennessee 5 4 0 .556 168 151 Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 260 239 Jacksonville 3 6 0 .333 160 199 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 Cincinnati 5 4 0 .556 235 288 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 353 240 L.A. Chargers 7 2 0 .778 240 186 Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 Oakland 1 8 0 .111 147 272 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 6 3 0 .667 176 175 Dallas 4 5 0 .444 181 171 Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 198 183 N.Y. Giants 2 7 0 .222 177 228 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 8 1 0 .889 330 232 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 241 232 A tlanta 4 5 0 .444 244 254 T ampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 232 291 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 6 3 0 .667 269 175 Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 Green Bay 4 5 1 .450 247 243 Detroit 3 6 0 .333 202 244 W EST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 9 1 0 .900 335 231 S eattle 5 5 0 .500 246 216 A rizona 2 7 0 .222 124 225 S an Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266 WEEK 11 Nov. 15Seattle 27, Green Bay 24TodayÂs GamesHouston at Washington, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 p.m.MondayÂs GameKansas City at L.A. Rams, 8:15 p.m. Open: Buffalo, San Francisco, Miami, New England, Cleveland, N.Y. JetsCOLLEGE FOOTBALLPLAYOFF RANKINGSWEEK 3 RECORD 1. Alabama 10-0 2. Clemson 10-0 3. Notre Dame 10-0 4. Michigan 9-1 5. Georgia 9-1 6. Oklahoma 9-1 7. Louisiana State 8-2 8. Washington State 9-1 9. West Virginia 8-1 10. Ohio State 9-1 11. Central Florida 9-0 12. Syracuse 8-2 13. Florida 7-3 14. Penn State 7-3 15. Texas 7-3 16. Iowa State 6-3 17. Kentucky 7-3 18. Washington 7-3 19. Utah 7-3 20. Boston College 7-3 21. Mississippi State 6-4 22. Northwestern 6-4 23. Utah State 9-1 24. Cincinnati 9-1 25. Boise State 8-2 The playoff semiÂ“nals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semiÂ“nals will be hosted at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. The championship game will be played on Jan. 7, 2019 at Santa Clara, Calif. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTSFridayNo. 23 Boise State 45, New Mexico 14SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama 50, The Citadel 17 No. 2 Clemson vs. Duke, late No. 3 Notre Dame 36, No. 12 Syracuse 3 No. 4 Michigan 31, Indiana 20 No. 5 Georgia 66, UMass 27 No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Kansas, late No. 7 West Virginia at Oklahoma State, late No. 8 Ohio State 52, Maryland 51, OT No. 9 Washington State vs. Arizona, late No. 10 Louisiana State vs. Rice, late No. 11 Central Florida vs. No. 19 Cincinnati, late No. 13 Texas vs. No. 18 Iowa State, late Colorado State 30, No. 14 Utah State 29 No. 15 Florida 63, Idaho 10 No. 16 Penn State 20, Rutgers 7 No. 17 Washington 42, Oregon State 23 No. 20 Kentucky 34, Middle Tennessee 23 No. 21 Utah 30, Colorado 7 Florida State 22, No. 22 Boston College 21 No. 24 Northwestern 24, Minnesota 14 No. 25 Mississippi State 52, Arkansas 6RESULTSNov. 13 MIDWESTBall State 42, Western Michigan 41, OTWednesdayÂs Games MIDWESTOhio 52, Buffalo 17 Miami (Ohio) 13, Northern Illinois 7ThursdayÂs Games SOUTHNicholls 44, SE Louisiana 0MIDWESTToledo 56, Kent State 34SOUTHWESTNorthwestern St. 35, Stephen F. Austin 23 Houston 48, Tulane 17 North Texas 41, FAU 38 North Alabama at Incarnate Word, ppd.FridayÂs Games SOUTHWESTMemphis 28, SMU 18FAR WESTBoise State 45, New Mexico 14 Eastern Washington 74, Portland State 23SaturdayÂs Games EAST A lbany (N.Y.) 25, Stony Brook 23 A rmy 28, Colgate 14 Columbia 24, Cornell 21 Dartmouth 49, Brown 7 Duquesne 38, Central Connecticut St. 31 Fordham 17, Bucknell 14 Harvard 45, Yale 27 Holy Cross 32, Georgetown 31 James Madison 38, Towson 17 Lehigh 34, Lafayette 3 Maine 27, Elon 26 Navy 37, Tulsa 29 Notre Dame 36, Syracuse 3 Penn St. 20, Rutgers 7 Princeton 42, Penn 14 Rhode Island 24, New Hampshire 21 Sacred Heart 13, St. Francis (Pa.) 7 San Diego 31, Marist 14 Temple 27, South Florida 17 Villanova 42, Delaware 21 Wagner 41, Robert Morris 7SOUTH A labama 50, The Citadel 17 A labama A&M 42, MVSU 14 A lcorn St. 24, Jackson St. 3 A ppalachian St. 45, Georgia St. 17 A uburn 53, Liberty 0 A ustin Peay 48, Murray St. 23 Bethune-Cookman 33, Florida A&M 19 Bryant 56, Howard 55 Charleston Southern 12, Campbell 7 Davidson 41, Butler 38 Delaware St. 41, Va. Lynchburg 7 Drake 43, Morehead St. 6 E. Kentucky 37, Tennessee Tech 6 FIU 42, Charlotte 35 Florida 63, Idaho 10 Florida St. 22, Boston College 21 Furman 35, Mercer 30 Georgia 66, UMass 27 Georgia Southern 41, Coastal Carolina 17 Georgia Tech 30, Virginia 27, OT Hampton 44, St. Andrews 17 Kennesaw St. 60, Jacksonville St. 52, 5OT Kentucky 34, Middle Tennessee 23 Lamar 21, McNeese St. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 48, South Alabama 38 Marshall 23, UTSA 0 Miami 38, Virginia Tech 14 Mississippi St. 52, Arkansas 6 Missouri 50, Tennessee 17 Monmouth (NJ) 56, Gardner-Webb 42 Morgan St. 44, Norfolk St. 27 NC A&T 45, NC Central 0 NC State 52, Louisville 10 North Carolina 49, W. Carolina 26 Ohio St. 52, Maryland 51, OT Old Dominion 77, VMI 14 Pittsburgh 34, Wake Forest 13 Richmond 10, William & Mary 6 SC State 21, Savannah St. 17 Samford 38, ETSU 27 Southern Miss. 21, Louisiana Tech 20 Stetson 45, Valparaiso 31 Tennessee St. 31, UT Martin 28, OT Troy 12, Texas St. 7 Wofford 45, Presbyterian 21 Duke (7-3) at Clemson (10-0), late UConn (1-9) at East Carolina (2-7), late Rice (1-10) at LSU (8-2), late Chattanooga (6-4) at S. Carolina (5-4), late Mississippi (5-5) at Vanderbilt (4-6), late UTEP (1-9) at W. Kentucky (1-9), late Cincinnati (9-1) at UCF (9-0), lateMIDWESTBowling Green 21, Akron 6 Dayton 34, Jacksonville 7 Illinois St. 35, Youngstown St. 28 Indiana St. 15, W. Illinois 13 Iowa 63, Illinois 0 Kansas St. 21, Texas Tech 6 Michigan 31, Indiana 20 N. Dakota St. 65, S. Illinois 17 N. Iowa 37, Missouri St. 0 Nebraska 9, Michigan St. 6 Northwestern 24, Minnesota 14 S. Dakota St. 49, South Dakota 27 SE Missouri 38, E. Illinois 32 Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44, 3OTSOUTHWESTArkansas St. 31, Louisiana-Monroe 17 Cent. Arkansas 16, Abilene Christian 7 Oklahoma St. 45, West Virginia 41 Prairie View 66, Alabama St. 13 Sam Houston St. 42, Houston Baptist 20 TCU 16, Baylor 9 UAB (9-1) at Texas A&M (6-4), late Kansas (3-7) at Oklahoma (9-1), late Iowa State (6-3) at Texas (7-3), late Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-9) at Texas Southern (2-7), lateFAR WESTMontana St. 29, Montana 25 N. Arizona 31, North Dakota 16 Nevada 21, San Jose St. 12 UC Davis 56, Sacramento St. 13 UCLA 34, Southern Cal 27 Utah 30, Colorado 7 Utah St. 29, Colorado St. 24 Washington 42, Oregon St. 23 Wyoming 35, Air Force 27 Stanford at California, ppd. Weber State (8-2) at Idaho State (6-4), late S. Utah (1-9) at Cal Poly (4-6), late New Mexico State (3-7) at BYU (5-5), late S.D. State (7-3) at Fresno State (8-1), late Arizona State (6-4) at Oregon (6-4), late Arizona (5-5) at Wash. State (9-1), late UNLV (3-7) at Hawaii (6-5), lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Todayat Minnesota 4 212 Memphis Portland 1 224 at Washington at Miami 1 228 L.A. Lakers at Orlando Off Off New York at San Antonio 2 216 Golden StateCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Texas-Arlington 3 Uc Davis Indiana 4 at Arkansas at Oklahoma St. 7 Coll. Of Charleston Wake Forest 1 Valparaiso Cal St.-Fullerton 6 Monmouth West Virginia 8 St. JosephÂs W. Kentucky Pk Central Florida Ball St. 5 Appalachian St. Alabama 3 Wichita St. Northeastern 1 Davidson Purdue 1 Virginia Tech Holy Cross 4 Siena FIU Off Youngstown St. at Fordham Off Columbia Georgetown 11 South Florida Austin Peay 3 Campbell Loyola Marymount 4 Ohio Central Conn. St. 10 Florida A&M Manhattan Off NC Asheville at N. Kentucky Off Coastal Carolina Missouri Off Oregon St. Kansas St. Off Pennsylvania Washington 15 Santa Clara Minnesota 5 Texas A&MNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off Minnesota Off at N.Y. Islanders -113 Dallas +103 at Carolina -149 New Jersey +139 Colorado -108 at Anaheim -102 at Edmonton -113 Vegas +103NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Carolina 3 4 49 at Detroit at Atlanta 4 3 49 Dallas at Baltimore 5 4 44 Cincinnati at Chicago 2 2 44 Minnesota at New Orleans 7 7 56 Philadelphia at Indianapolis 2 2 50 Tennessee Houston +1 3 42 at Wash. at N.Y. Giants Pk 2 52 Tampa Bay at L.A. Chargers 7 7 45 Denver at Arizona 3 5 41 Oakland Pittsburgh 4 5 47 at JacksonvilMondayat L.A. Rams 1 3 63 Kansas City Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueTORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Acquired RHP Trent Thornton from Houston for INF Aledmys Diaz.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Signed K Matt McCrane. Promoted DE Vontarrius Dora from the practice squad. Released CB David Amerson and WR Kendall Wright. CHICAGO BEARS Â„ Placed Dion Sims on injured reserve. Activated TE Adam Sheehan from injured reserve. Released OL James Stone from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA COYOTES Â„ Recalled F Mario Kempe from Tucson (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Â„ Placed D Sami Vatanen on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 15. Recalled D Eric Gryba from Binghamton (AHL).PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 12 4 .750 Â„ Boston 9 6 .600 2 Philadelphia 10 7 .588 2 Brooklyn 7 10 .412 5 New York 4 12 .250 8 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 7 7 .500 Â„ Orlando 8 8 .500 Â„ Miami 6 9 .400 1 Washington 5 10 .333 2 Atlanta 3 13 .188 5 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 11 4 .733 Â„ Indiana 10 6 .625 1 Detroit 7 6 .538 3 Chicago 4 12 .250 7 Cleveland 2 12 .143 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Memphis 9 5 .643 Â„ New Orleans 9 7 .563 1 San Antonio 7 7 .500 2 Houston 7 7 .500 2 Dallas 6 8 .429 3 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 10 5 .667 Â„ Oklahoma City 9 5 .643 Denver 10 6 .625 Utah 7 8 .467 3 Minnesota 7 9 .438 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 12 4 .750 Â„ L.A. Clippers 10 5 .667 1 L.A. Lakers 8 7 .533 3 Sacramento 8 7 .533 3 Phoenix 3 11 .214 8FridayÂs GamesBoston 123, Toronto 116, OT Brooklyn 115, Washington 104 Indiana 99, Miami 91 Philadelphia 113, Utah 107 Memphis 112, Sacramento 104 Minnesota 112, Portland 96 New Orleans 129, New York 124 Milwaukee 123, Chicago 104SaturdayÂs GamesL.A. Clippers 127, Brooklyn 119 Indiana 97, Atlanta 89 New Orleans 125, Denver 115 Orlando 130, L.A. Lakers 117 Philadelphia at Charlotte, late Utah at Boston, late Sacramento at Houston, late Toronto at Chicago, late Golden State at Dallas, late Oklahoma City at Phoenix, lateTodayÂs GamesMemphis at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Miami, 6 p.m. New York at Orlando, 6 p.m. Portland at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 7 p.m.MondayÂs GamesBoston at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Utah at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10 p.m.CLIPPERS 127, NETS 119L.A. CLIPPERS (127) T.Harris 11-17 3-4 27, Gallinari 9-14 5-5 28, Gortat 5-6 0-0 10, Gilgeous-Alexander 2-9 0-0 4, Beverley 2-6 0-0 6, Harrell 7-10 2-4 16, Scott 3-6 2-2 9, Robinson 1-1 0-0 3, Wallace 3-9 0-0 6, L.Williams 4-15 8-9 16, Thornwell 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 48-95 20-24 127. BROOKLYN (119) J.Harris 7-11 3-5 19, Dudley 2-2 0-0 5, Allen 8-13 8-9 24, Russell 9-16 0-0 23, Crabbe 5-11 2-2 15, Hollis-Jefferson 2-6 4-6 8, Carroll 2-6 4-4 9, Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Dinwiddie 3-16 4-6 11, Napier 0-4 1-2 1. Totals 40-88 26-34 119.L.A. CLIPPERS 32 28 30 37 Â„ 127 BROOKLYN 37 30 30 22 Â„ 1193-Point GoalsÂ„L.A. Clippers 11-23 (Gallinari 5-7, Beverley 2-4, T.Harris 2-4, Robinson 1-1, Scott 1-1, GilgeousAlexander 0-1, Wallace 0-2, L.Williams 0-3), Brooklyn 13-28 (Russell 5-7, Crabbe 3-6, J.Harris 2-3, Dudley 1-1, Carroll 1-2, Dinwiddie 1-6, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Allen 0-1, Napier 0-1). Fouled OutÂ„Dinwiddie. ReboundsÂ„L.A. Clippers 38 (Harrell 10), Brooklyn 47 (Allen, Davis 11). AssistsÂ„L.A. Clippers 23 (Beverley 8), Brooklyn 25 (Russell 10). Total FoulsÂ„L.A. Clippers 25, Brooklyn 22. TechnicalsÂ„L.Williams, L.A. Clippers coach Clippers (Delay of game), Russell. AÂ„12,944 (17,732).MAGIC 130, LAKERS 117L.A. LAKERS (117) James 8-19 3-4 22, Kuzma 3-10 1-2 8, McGee 5-7 1-2 11, Ball 0-5 0-0 0, Ingram 7-13 3-4 17, Mykhailiuk 2-3 2-2 8, Beasley 3-6 1-1 7, Chandler 1-1 0-0 2, Wagner 0-1 0-0 0, Hart 5-7 0-0 13, Caldwell-Pope 3-9 4-4 10, Stephenson 6-9 6-6 19. Totals 44-91 21-25 117. ORLANDO (130) Iwundu 0-2 0-0 0, Gordon 5-13 1-2 12, Vucevic 15-23 4-5 36, Augustin 7-9 5-5 22, Fournier 6-15 2-3 15, Isaac 3-5 0-0 7, Martin 1-1 0-0 2, Birch 0-0 0-0 0, Bamba 3-6 2-2 8, Briscoe 0-0 0-0 0, Simmons 5-10 2-3 12, Grant 1-4 0-0 3, Ross 4-5 3-3 13. Totals 50-93 19-23 130.L.A. LAKERS 31 22 28 36 Â„ 117 ORLANDO 25 37 38 30 Â„ 1303-Point GoalsÂ„L.A. Lakers 10-30 (Hart 3-4, James 3-6, Mykhailiuk 2-3, Stephenson 1-3, Kuzma 1-4, Beasley 0-1, Wagner 0-1, Ingram 0-2, Ball 0-3, Caldwell-Pope 0-3), Orlando 11-32 (Augustin 3-3, Ross 2-2, Vucevic 2-5, Isaac 1-2, Gordon 1-2, Grant 1-3, Fournier 1-8, Simmons 0-2, Iwundu 0-2, Bamba 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„L.A. Lakers 41 (Ingram, Kuzma, Stephenson 6), Orlando 41 (Vucevic 14). AssistsÂ„L.A. Lakers 23 (James, Ingram 7), Orlando 28 (Augustin 7). Total FoulsÂ„L.A. Lakers 20, Orlando 23. AÂ„19,249 (18,846).PELICANS 125, NUGGETS 115DENVER (115) Hernangomez 7-12 2-2 20, Millsap 3-8 1-3 7, Jokic 10-20 3-4 25, Murray 4-14 2-2 11, Harris 9-16 0-0 24, Plumlee 2-4 0-0 4, Lyles 3-9 0-2 7, Morris 6-7 0-0 13, Beasley 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 46-95 8-13 115. NEW ORLEANS (125) Johnson 2-3 0-0 6, Davis 10-20 20-21 40, Mirotic 6-12 5-5 20, Holiday 8-19 1-1 19, Moore 6-12 0-0 13, Miller 1-3 0-0 3, Randle 8-13 5-7 21, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 42-87 31-34 125.DENVER 35 32 21 27 Â„ 115 NEW ORLEANS 37 33 28 27 Â„ 1253-Point GoalsÂ„Denver 15-39 (Harris 6-9, Hernangomez 4-6, Jokic 2-8, Morris 1-1, Lyles 1-4, Murray 1-5, Millsap 0-3, Beasley 0-3), New Orleans 10-25 (Mirotic 3-7, Johnson 2-3, Holiday 2-5, Moore 1-2, Miller 1-3, Clark 1-3, Randle 0-1, Davis 0-1). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Denver 43 (Hernangomez 11), New Orleans 46 (Randle, Mirotic 10). AssistsÂ„Denver 30 (Jokic 8), New Orleans 29 (Holiday, Davis 8). Total FoulsÂ„Denver 23, New Orleans 18. TechnicalsÂ„Denver coach Michael Malone, Denver coach Jordi Fernandez. AÂ„15,408 (16,867).PACERS 97, HAWKS 89ATLANTA (89) Huerter 2-9 0-1 5, Poythress 0-0 0-0 0, Len 1-7 3-4 5, Tr.Young 3-11 3-4 9, Bazemore 5-14 1-2 13, Bembry 3-10 2-2 8, Spellman 1-3 0-2 2, Collins 3-6 6-7 12, Dedmon 4-5 3-3 12, Lin 7-11 0-0 16, Carter 2-8 1-2 7, Dorsey 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 31-87 19-27 89. INDIANA (97) Bogdanovic 7-12 5-5 22, Th.Young 4-11 3-5 11, Turner 4-12 0-2 10, Collison 4-10 2-2 12, Oladipo 0-1 2-2 2, McDermott 2-8 0-0 4, Leaf 0-0 0-0 0, Sabonis 4-7 1-1 9, OÂQuinn 0-1 0-0 0, Joseph 2-8 0-0 4, Holiday 4-6 1-2 12, Evans 4-12 1-2 11. Totals 35-88 15-21 97.ATLANTA 24 32 16 17 Â„ 89 INDIANA 25 22 26 24 Â„ 973-Point GoalsÂ„Atlanta 8-29 (Lin 2-3, Bazemore 2-4, Carter 2-5, Dedmon 1-2, Huerter 1-4, Len 0-1, Dorsey 0-1, Collins 0-1, Bembry 0-3, Tr.Young 0-5), Indiana 1230 (Holiday 3-4, Bogdanovic 3-5, Collison 2-3, Turner 2-4, Evans 2-7, Th.Young 0-1, Joseph 0-2, McDermott 0-4). Fouled OutÂ„ None. ReboundsÂ„Atlanta 41 (Dedmon 7), Indiana 54 (Sabonis 16). AssistsÂ„Atlanta 20 (Tr.Young, Bazemore, Lin 4), Indiana 25 (Sabonis 6). Total FoulsÂ„Atlanta 24, Indiana 26. TechnicalsÂ„Indiana coach Dan Burke. AÂ„17,491 (20,000).COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENÂS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternFridayÂs GamesNo. 2 Kansas 89, Louisiana-Lafayette 76 No. 4 Virginia 97, Coppin State 40 No. 6 Nevada 87, Little Rock 59 No. 7 North Carolina 108, Tennessee Tech 58 No. 12 Kansas State 95, Eastern Kentucky 68 at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands No. 13 Oregon 80, No. 15 Syracuse 65 No. 16 Virginia Tech 88, Northeastern 60 No. 17 Mississippi St. 79, Long Beach St. 51 No. 20 UCLA 95, Saint Francis (Pa.) 58 No. 22 LSU 74, Louisiana Tech 67 No. 23 Purdue 79, Davidson 58 SaturdayÂs GamesFurman 76, No. 8 Villanova 68, OT No. 18 Michigan 84, George Washington 61 No. 24 Marquette 74, Presbyterian 55TodayÂs GamesNo. 10 Kentucky vs. VMI, 6 p.m. No. 11 Michigan State vs. Tennessee Tech, 6 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. TBA at TD Arena, Charleston, S.C., TBA No. 18 Michigan vs. Providence or South Carolina at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn., 1:30 or 4 p.m. No. 23 Purdue vs. TBA at TD Arena, Charleston, S.C., TBARESULTSSATURDAYÂS GAMES EAST Albany (NY) 75, Canisius 66 Cornell 86, NJIT 73 Drexel 89, La Salle 84 Duquesne 69, Radford 64 Fordham 67, Youngstown St. 61 Furman 76, Villanova 68, OT Mass.-Lowell 92, Army 85 Michigan 84, George Washington 61 Pittsburgh 71, North Alabama 66 Providence 76, South Carolina 67 Wagner 79, FairÂ“eld 73 FIU vs. Columbia, late Sacred Heart at Brown, late MVSU at Robert Morris, late Saint Louis vs. Seton Hall, late Norfolk St. vs. Stony Brook, lateSOUTHCoastal Carolina 78, UNC-Asheville 52 ETSU 76, Winthrop 74 FAU 85, Towson 71 George Mason 69, Southern U. 65 Miami 78, Bethune-Cookman 70 N. Iowa 90, E. Kentucky 85 NC State 82, Maine 63 Old Dominion 65, Kennesaw St. 47 SE Louisiana 69, Stetson 57 W. Carolina 94, Hiwassee 55 Manhattan at N. Kentucky, late Yale at Memphis, late Fisk at Tennessee St., late Jacksonville at South Alabama, late UMBC vs. High Point, lateMIDWESTDrake 75, Texas State 69 E. Michigan 80, Boston U. 62 Green Bay 87, Morehead St. 70 Marquette 74, Presbyterian 55 Montana 73, Miami (Ohio) 71 N. Illinois 73, Illinois Tech 66 North Dakota 112, Minnesota-Morris 58 Notre Dame 73, William & Mary 64 SE Missouri 63, Chattanooga 42 W. Michigan 99, Aquinas College 52 Wright St. 89, North Florida 72 E. Washington vs. UMKC, late Houston Baptist at Wisconsin, late W. Illinois at E. Illinois, late Ark.-Pine Bluff at S. Illinois, late Bradley at Ill.-Chicago, lateSOUTHWESTIncarnate Word 80, N. Dakota St. 78, OT Lamar 74, Prairie View 67 North Texas 68, Md.-Eastern Shore 34 Rice 102, Northwestern St. 74 Lipscomb at SMU, lateFAR WESTBYU 91, Alabama A&M 60 CS BakersÂ“eld 73, San Jose St. 72 UC Davis 57, Texas A&M-CC 54, OT UC Santa Barbara 88, Montana St. 69 New Mexico St. at New Mexico, late UC Merced at UC Riverside, late Georgia Southern vs. Pepperdine, late Portland at CS Northridge, late Willamette at Portland St., lateSCHEDULEAll times EasternTODAYÂS GAMES EASTHoly Cross vs. Siena at Uncasville, Conn., 11 a.m. Cal St.-Fullerton vs. Monmouth (NJ) at Co nway, S.C., 1 p.m. Sacred Heart vs. Mass.-Lowell at Providence, R.I., 1:30 p.m. St. Francis Brooklyn at Lafayette, 2 p.m. Bryant at Navy, 2 p.m. Wilmington at Delaware, 2 p.m. UNC-Asheville vs. Manhattan at Highland Heights, Ky., 3:30 p.m. Army at Brown, 4 p.m. Saint JosephÂs vs. West Virginia at Conway, S.C., 4 p.m. Columbia at Fordham, 5 p.m. Florida A&M at CCSU, 9 p.m.SOUTHBall St. vs. Appalachian St. at Charleston, S.C., 11 a.m. Youngstown St. vs. FIU at Bronx, N.Y., noon Georgetown vs. South Florida at Montego Bay, noon Allen at UNC-Wilmington, 2 p.m. Warren Wilson at NC Central, 2 p.m. Austin Peay vs. Campbell at Montego Bay, 2 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Troy, 3 p.m. Jacksonville vs. Chattanooga at Mobile, Ala., 3:05 p.m. Mount St. MaryÂs at Maryland, 4 p.m. Northeastern vs. Davidson at Charleston, S.C., 6 p.m. VMI at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Coastal Carolina at N. Kentucky, 6 p.m. UCF vs. W. Kentucky at Conway, S. C., 6:30 p.m. West Alabama at UAB, 8 p.m.MIDWESTWake Forest vs. Valp araiso at Conway, S.C., 10:30 a.m. Texas Southern at Evansville, 1 p.m. Alabama vs. Wichita St. at Charleston, S.C., 1:30 p.m. SC State at Ohio St., 2 p.m. Air Force vs. South Dakota at Bimini, 3:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Kent St., 4 p.m. Samford at Cleveland St., 5 p.m. Oregon St. vs. Missouri at St. Thomas, 5:30 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Michigan St., 6 p.m. Loyola Marymount vs. Ohio at Montego Bay, 6:30 p.m. Penn vs. Kansas St. at St. Thomas, 8 p.m. Virginia Tech vs. Purdue at Charleston, S.C., 8:30 p.m. San Jose St. vs. Cent. Michigan at Bimini, 8:30 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m.SOUTHWESTUC Davis at Texas-Arlington, 1 p.m. Wofford at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Indiana at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Oklahoma St., 4 p.m.FAR WESTS. Utah at Seattle, 4 p.m. Bethesda at Idaho, 5:05 p.m. CS BakersÂ“eld vs. Weber St. at Bimini, 6 p.m. Santa Clara vs. Washington at Vancouver, 8 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at San Francisco, 10 p.m. N. Arizona at Hawaii, 11 p.m.WOMENÂS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternFridayÂs GameGreen Bay 56, No. 16 Missouri 49SaturdayÂs Games No. 1 Notre Dame 101, No. 15 DePaul 77 No. 2 UConn 80, Vanderbilt 42 No. 8 Oregon State vs. Saint MaryÂs, late No. 13 Iowa 106, N.C. Central 39 No. 19 Marquette vs. UIC, late No. 25 Minnesota vs. San Diego, lateTodayÂs GamesNo. 3 Oregon vs. Buffalo, 5 p.m. No. 6 Mississippi State vs. Coppin State, 3 p.m. No. 7 Stanford vs. Ohio State, 4 p.m. No. 9 Maryland at No. 10 South Carolina, 5:30 p.m. No. 12 Tennessee vs. Florida A&M, 2 p.m. No. 14 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. No. 17 N.C. State vs. Radford, 2 p.m. No. 18 Syracuse vs. Bucknell, 2 p.m. No. 21 South Florida vs. Oklahoma, 2 p.m. No. 22 Arizona State at Arkansas, 8 p.m. No. 23 California vs. PaciÂ“c, 5 p.m. No. 24 Miami vs. Iowa St., 4:30 p.m.PRO HOCKEYNHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 20 14 5 1 29 74 58 Toronto 20 14 6 0 28 70 51 Buffalo 20 12 6 2 26 60 56 Montreal 20 11 6 3 25 66 65 Boston 19 10 6 3 23 56 48 Ottawa 20 9 8 3 21 70 81 Detroit 20 9 9 2 20 57 65 Florida 17 7 7 3 17 54 57 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Columbus 20 12 6 2 26 69 63 N.Y. Islanders 18 10 6 2 22 61 49 N.Y. Rangers 20 10 8 2 22 61 64 Washington 19 9 7 3 21 63 63 Philadelphia 20 9 9 2 20 63 71 Carolina 19 8 8 3 19 51 58 New Jersey 18 8 8 2 18 54 59 Pittsburgh 18 7 8 3 17 60 61 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 19 13 5 1 27 62 44 Minnesota 20 12 6 2 26 64 54 Winnipeg 18 11 5 2 24 55 45 Dallas 19 10 7 2 22 52 50 Colorado 19 9 6 4 22 67 56 Chicago 20 7 8 5 19 53 69 St. Louis 17 7 7 3 17 56 53 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA San Jose 20 10 7 3 23 64 64 Vancouver 22 10 10 2 22 67 78 Calgary 19 10 8 1 21 58 59 Anaheim 21 8 9 4 20 45 61 Arizona 18 9 8 1 19 48 46 Edmonton 18 9 8 1 19 52 56 Vegas 20 8 11 1 17 50 58 Los Angeles 18 6 11 1 13 36 56 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.FridayÂs Games Buffalo 2, Winnipeg 1, SO Dallas 1, Boston 0, OT Los Angeles 2, Chicago 1, SO Washington 3, Colorado 2, OT St. Louis 4, Vegas 1 Toronto 2, Anaheim 1, OT SaturdayÂs Games Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 5, OT Detroit 3, New Jersey 2, OT Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2 Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 4 Columbus 4, Carolina 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Florida 2 Montreal 3, Vancouver 2 Boston at Arizona, late Los Angeles at Nashville, late Edmonton at Calgary, late St. Louis at San Jose, late TodayÂs Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. Vegas at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m. MondayÂs Games Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Columbus at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Vegas at Calgary, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 10 p.m.AHLAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE NORTH DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Rochester 16 10 4 2 0 22 59 51 Syracuse 14 8 5 1 0 17 53 42 Cleveland 17 9 7 1 0 19 53 60 Belleville 17 8 9 0 0 16 55 62 Binghamton 17 8 7 2 0 18 48 60 Laval 18 7 9 1 1 16 49 49 Utica 18 6 10 1 1 14 49 69 Toronto 15 5 7 1 2 13 62 65 ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Charlotte 17 13 3 1 0 27 64 46 Bridgeport 18 11 5 2 0 24 64 60 SpringÂ“eld 15 9 4 0 2 20 60 49 Lehigh Valley 16 9 5 1 1 20 65 58 WB/Scranton 17 8 6 2 1 19 57 52 Hershey 18 8 9 0 1 17 45 57 Hartford 18 7 8 1 2 17 55 67 Providence 16 6 8 2 0 14 53 53 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Iowa 15 10 4 1 0 21 59 35 Chicago 14 8 5 0 1 17 55 46 Milwaukee 19 10 6 3 0 23 56 53 Grand Rapids 16 8 7 0 1 17 49 52 Manitoba 16 8 7 1 0 17 41 55 Rockford 17 8 6 1 2 19 44 48 Texas 15 7 6 1 1 16 57 50 San Antonio 16 4 12 0 0 8 34 49 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA San Jose 13 9 3 0 1 19 43 27 Tucson 14 9 4 0 1 19 48 40 BakersÂ“eld 12 7 5 0 0 14 45 37 Stockton 16 8 7 1 0 17 51 67 San Diego 12 6 4 1 1 14 44 45 Colorado 14 6 5 3 0 15 44 46 Ontario 14 5 6 2 1 13 49 602 points for win, 1 point for OT/shootout lossFridayÂs GamesBelleville 5, Toronto 4, OT Hershey 6, Cleveland 1 Ontario 4, Grand Rapids 3 Syracuse 4, Utica 0 Charlotte 2, WB/Scranton 1 Lehigh Valley 5, Providence 4 SpringÂ“eld 9, Rochester 4 Bridgeport 2, Laval 1, SO Iowa 6, Milwaukee 0 Texas 5, Rockford 1 San Diego 4, BakersÂ“eld 1 Stockton 3, Tucson 1SaturdayÂs GamesBinghamton 2, Toronto 1 Bridgeport 2, Belleville 1 Cleveland 5, Hershey 2 Grand Rapids 3, Manitoba 2, OT Hartford 6, Utica 3 Milwaukee 2, Ontario 1 Syracuse 6, Laval 4 Charlotte 6, WB/Scranton 5, OT Providence 3, Rochester 2, OT SpringÂ“eld 3, Lehigh Valley 2 Iowa at Chicago, late Rockford at San Antonio, late Colorado at BakersÂ“eld, lateTodayÂs GamesRochester at Hartford, 3 p.m. Binghamton at Toronto, 4 p.m. Manitoba at Chicago, 4 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 8 p.m.ECHLAll times EasternFridayÂs GamesNewfoundland 5, Reading 4, OT Manchester 3, Orlando 2, OT South Carolina 1, Florida 0 Brampton 3, Maine 0 Wheeling 4, Jacksonville 1 Cincinnati 4, Fort Wayne 1 Norfolk 5, Atlanta 3 Tulsa 3, Allen 2 Wichita 4, Kansas City 0 Indy 3, Utah 2 Idaho 3, Rapid City 2SaturdayÂs GamesMaine 3, Brampton 2 Newfoundland at Reading, late Jacksonville at Greenville, late Wheeling at South Carolina, late Orlando at Worcester, late Fort Wayne at Toledo, late Kalamazoo at Cincinnati, late Florida at Atlanta, late Allen at Tulsa, late Kansas City at Wichita, late Indy at Utah, late Rapid City at Idaho, lateTodayÂs GamesAdirondack at Brampton, 2 p.m. Wheeling at Greenville, 3 p.m. Florida at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m. Orlando at Worcester, 3:05 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNone scheduledAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPFORD ECOBOOST 400 LINEUPAfter FridayÂs qualifying for todayÂs race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.(Car number in parentheses)1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 173.863 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 173.622. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 173.539. 4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 173.433. 5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 173.366. 6. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 172.535. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 172.507. 8. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 172.430. 9. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 172.403. 10. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 172.353. 11. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 172.029. 12. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 171.942. 13. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 172.529. 14. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 172.518. 15. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 172.276. 16. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 172.243. 17. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 172.199. 18. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 172.002. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 171.953. 20. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 171.559. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 171.527. 22. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 171.369. 23. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevy, 171.027. 24. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 170.708. 25. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 172.013. 26. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 171.827. 27. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 171.233. 28. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 170.800. 29. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 170.498. 30. (95) Regan Smith, Chevy, 169.715. 31. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 169.651. 32. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 168.951. 33. (23) JJ Yeley, Ford, 167.198. 34. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 167.002. 35. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevy, 166.898. 36. (51) BJ McLeod, Ford, 164.424. 37. (97) Tanner Berryhill, Toyota, 162.955. 38. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 161.609. 39. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYFORD ECOBOOST 300Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Pole position in parentheses)1. (4) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 200. 2. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 200. 3. (3) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200. 4. (10) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200. 5. (5) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200. 6. (12) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200. 7. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200. 8. (8) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 199. 9. (14) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 199. 10. (9) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 199. 11. (2) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 199. 12. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199. 13. (13) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 199. 14. (7) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 199. 15. (15) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 199. 16. (23) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 199. 17. (17) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 198. 18. (18) Kaz Grala, Ford, 198. 19. (16) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198. 20. (21) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 198. 21. (20) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 197. 22. (19) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 197. 23. (26) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 196. 24. (27) Brandon Brown, Chevrolet, 196. 25. (22) Max Tullman, Ford, 195. 26. (30) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 195. 27. (29) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 194. 28. (34) David Starr, Chevrolet, 194. 29. (35) Quin Houff, Chevrolet, 191. 30. (36) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 189. 31. (25) Chad Finchum, Toyota, Handling, 187. 32. (32) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 185. 33. (38) Carl Long, Dodge, 180. 34. (33) Caesar Bacarella, Chevy, Overheating, 161. 35. (31) Timmy Hill, Toyota, Brakes, 54. 36. (28) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 46. 37. (39) Angela Ruch, Chevrolet, Parked, 36. 38. (24) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Suspension, 16. 39. (40) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Brakes, 14. 40. (37) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, Clutch, 10. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 140.515 mph. Time of Race: 2 Hours, 8 Minutes, 06 Seconds. Margin of Victory: 6.902 Seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Custer (P) 1-93; J. Nemechek 94-145; C. Custer (P) 146-147; T. Reddick (P) 148-154; C. Bell (P) 155-163; T. Reddick (P) 164-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Custer (P) 2 times for 95 laps; J. Nemechek 1 time for 52 laps; T. Reddick (P) 2 times for 44 laps; C. Bell (P) 1 time for 9 laps.GOLFPGA TOURTHE RSM CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at Sea Island Golf Club, Sea Island, Ga. s-Seaside Course: 7,005 yards, par-70 (35-35) p-Plantation Course: 6,907 yards, par-72 (36-36)Third RoundCharles Howell III 64p-64s-68sÂ„196 Jason Gore 68p-63s-66sÂ„197 Cameron Champ 68p-63s-66sÂ„197 Webb Simpson 68s-68p-63sÂ„199 Ryan Blaum 69p-65s-65sÂ„199 Luke List 69p-68s-63sÂ„200 Zach Johnson 70s-66p-65sÂ„201 Brian Gay 69p-67s-65sÂ„201 Patrick Rodgers 70s-70p-61sÂ„201 David Hearn 68s-66p-67sÂ„201 Dominic Bozzelli 71s-66p-65sÂ„202 Anders Albertson 70s-66p-66sÂ„202 Kevin Kisner 70p-69s-63sÂ„202 Graeme McDowell 67s-68p-67sÂ„202 Matt Every 69s-69p-65sÂ„203 J.J. Spaun 66p-71s-66sÂ„203 Chase Wright 67p-69s-67sÂ„203 Derek Fathauer 68s-68p-67sÂ„203 Lucas Glover 69s-67p-67sÂ„203 Patton Kizzire 68p-72s-63sÂ„203 Richy Werenski 71s-69p-63sÂ„203 Harold Varner III 68s-70p-66sÂ„204 Robert Streb 71s-67p-66sÂ„204 Kyle Jones 71p-68s-65sÂ„204 Peter Uihlein 66s-71p-67sÂ„204 Stuart Appleby 69s-70p-65sÂ„204 Johnson Wagner 70s-67p-67sÂ„204 Scott Langley 70p-67s-67sÂ„204 Austin Cook 66p-73s-65sÂ„204 Aaron Baddeley 67p-72s-65sÂ„204 Dru Love 70p-70s-64sÂ„204
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 ÂObviously, change is good for me.ÂŽ In the NFL, players are trained to treat every game the same, to take out the emotion as much as possible. But PierrePaul isnÂt your everyday player. So he doesnÂt hide that playing the Giants today at MetLife Stadium is no ordinary Sunday afternoon for him. ÂIÂll say this: It will be emotional at some point, but you know youÂve got a job to do,ÂŽ Pierre-Paul said. ÂSunday is game day, and IÂm going to be trying to play to the best of my ability. Âƒ Like I said, this game has been checked off (on his calendar).ÂŽ ItÂs an important game for the Bucs (3-6) and the Giants (2-7) as the teams try to right their seasons. For Pierre-Paul, itÂs clear that the way the Giants parted ways with him still doesnÂt sit well. A year earlier, he signed a four-year, $62 million contract extension to remain in New York, but after a 2-10 start on the way to a 3-13 Â“nish last year, the Giants Â“red coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. New general manager Dave Gettleman brought in former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to be the new coach, and with him came a 3-4 defensive scheme that would likely have reduced Pierre-PaulÂs role. After eight years with the Giants Â„ a tenure that included winning the Super Bowl for the 2011 season in his Â“rst year as a full-time starter, two trips to the Pro Bowl, climbing to seventh on the teamÂs all-time sacks list and coming back from a Â“reworks accident that cost him one Â“nger on his right hand and damaged others Â„ his career in New York ended with one phone call from Gettleman. ÂI wouldnÂt say IÂm necessarily angry,ÂŽ said Pierre-Paul, who averaged 67 snaps a game playing in all 16 games last season. ÂI only got a phone call, but at the end of the day, itÂs business. YouÂve got to keep it moving, and it is what it is.ÂŽ Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has a closer view of the situation, and he said that returning to the MetLife Stadium means a lot to Pierre-Paul. McCoyÂs job has been keeping PierrePaul focused on the Â“eld Sunday. ÂAll week heÂs been on edge, and rightfully so with the way (the trade) went about,ÂŽ McCoy said. ÂI really donÂt care (about) the way it went about because weÂve got him now, but how everything went down, of course youÂd take it personal and feel a kind of way about it. ÂIÂve been trying to, not calm him down, but make sure that he donÂt go off the Richter (scale) and make sure he still prepares the same way and make sure all the extra is for Sunday.ÂŽRETURNFROM PAGE 1 him after spending six seasons in Toronto. He recently returned to the lineup after missing six weeks with a knee injury. Erne also set up PaquetteÂs goal with a deft backhand pass. Erne has a career-best seven points this season after beginning the year with six goals and an assist in 49 career NHL games. Tyler Johnson and Point scored in the third before Philadelphia battled back. The FlyersÂ rally began with power-play goals by Konecny and Couturier. Konecny scored again before SimmondsÂ eighth of the season capped the outburst of four goals in 6:04. Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere each had two assists for the Flyers. It was the ninth multipoint game for Giroux in PhiladelphiaÂs first 20 games. ÂI mean we got a point out of it,ÂŽ Gostisbehere said. ÂI donÂt know if we had any business getting a point tonight, but you know it shows the true grit of our team.ÂŽLIGHTNINGFROM PAGE 1 By HANK KURZ Jr.AP SPORTS WRITERBLACKSBURG, Va. Â„ NÂKosi Perry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday. CamÂRon Davis scored on a 42-yard run and a 16-yard reception for the Hurricanes (6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Both scoring plays came in the third quarter with a 51-yard punt return touchdown by Jeff Thomas sandwiched in between as Miami outscored its long-time rival 21-0 in the period. The Hokies (4-6, 3-4) lost their fourth straight, and fourth straight at home, for the Â“rst time since they dropped four in a row at home spanning the 1973 season-Â“nale and Â“rst the three of the 1974 season. The Hokies will have to beat Virginia on Friday and then add a game on Dec. 1 and win that, too, to extend to 26 their streak of seasons ending in a bowl game. An announcement about a 12th game to replace one against East Carolina lost to Hurricane Florence could come as early as Sunday. University ofÂ“cials had no comment Saturday. The Richmond TimesDispatch reported Saturday that the Hokies have reached a contingency agreement to play Marshall, but only if bowl eligibility is available. Virginia Tech led early after driving 76 yards in Â“ve plays following the opening kickoff with Ryan Willis Â“nding Dalton Keene for a 15-yard touchdown, and they led 14-10 after Tre Turner ran 20 yards untouched early in the second quarter. But Miami took a page from how the HokiesÂ recent opponents had found success and started running the ball. It produced a 71-yard drive to PerryÂs 1-yard scoring run 33 seconds before halftime, giving the Hurricanes a 17-14 lead, and another run-heavy 71-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter. VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Â„ Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15, and Furman stunned defending national champion Villanova in overtime, 76-68, on Saturday. Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece for the surging Paladins, who have started 5-0 for the Â“rst time in 30 years. Phil Booth scored 20 points and Colin Gillespie had 19 for the No. 8 Wildcats, who were coming off a 27-point loss to Michigan in a rematch of AprilÂs national championship game. It marked the Â“rst time Villanova lost back-to-back home games since December of 2013. Lyons and Rafferty delivered huge buckets in overtime to key a 7-0 spurt that put the Paladins ahead 69-63 in the Â“nal minute, enough cushion for them to hang on for the victory in front of a shocked sellout crowd at the recently renovated Finneran Pavilion.No. 18 Michigan 84, George Washington 61UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Â„ Charles Matthews scored 25 points to lead Michigan into the Â“nals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament. Jordan Poole made Â“ve of his eight 3-point shots and added a career-high 22 points for the Wolverines (4-0). Zavier Simpson had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Michigan led by nine points at halftime and blew the game open with a 13-2 run to open the second half. D.J. Williams had 16 points to lead George Washington, which lost its second straight game to a ranked opponent after falling by 19 points at No. 4 Virginia last Sunday.No. 24 Marquette 74, Presbyterian 55MILWAUKEE (AP) Â„ Sam Hauser scored 19 points and Joseph Chartouny added 16 off the bench as Marquette overcame a sluggish start to pull away from stubborn Presbyterian. The Golden Eagles (3-1), coming off a 96-73 loss at Indiana on Wednesday, erased a six-point deÂ“cit with a Â”urry of 3-pointers to trigger a 29-8 run midway through the second half. Adam Flagler scored 20 points and J.C. Younger added 12 for Presbyterian (3-2). Marquette, which made just one of its Â“rst 16 3-point attempts, hit Â“ve consecutive ones from beyond the arc, opening a 55-46 lead on ChartounyÂs 3-pointer from the right corner with 7:45 remaining.FIU 98, Columbia 87NEW YORK (AP) Â„ Brian Beard Jr. scored 26 points and tied his career high with 10 assists, Devon Andrews added 17 points with 11 rebounds and Florida International beat Columbia 98-87 on Saturday at the Johnny Bach Classic. Willy Nunez Jr. scored 15 points, Isaiah Banks had 13, Osasumwen Osaghae 12 and Trejon Jacob 11 for the Golden Panthers (4-1), who shot 49 percent to the LionsÂ 44 percent. Antonio Daye Jr.Âs free throw capped a 13-5 run for a 54-46 FIU lead early in the second half. Columbia twice closed to within a point, but couldnÂt overtake FIU. OsaghaeÂs layup with 1:47 left put FIU up 90-85 and the Lions got no closer.New Mexico State 98, New Mexico 94ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Â„ A.J. Harris scored a career-high 31 points and went 9-of-11 from the Â“eld and New Mexico State held off a late New Mexico rally to win 98-94 on Saturday. Terrell Brown added 20 for the Aggies (3-1). Vance Jackson had 27, Anthony Mathis 22 and Corey Manigault 20 for the Lobos (2-1). But that wasnÂt enough to overcome New Mexico StateÂs hot shooting as the Aggies went 30-for 53 from the Â“eld and 12-of23 on 3-pointers. Harris hit all six of 3-pointers. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami 38, Virginia Tech 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 15 Florida 63, Idaho 10 COLLEGE BASKETBALLBy JEFF ELLIOTTASSOCIATED PRESSGAINESVILLE Â„ Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns Â„ all in the Â“rst half Â„ and No. 15 Florida ran up 600 total yards to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10 on Saturday Florida rolled to a 49-0 lead at halftime. Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown on the Â“rst play to start the onslaught. Four touchdown drives took less than two minutes and the longest of the seven Â“rst-half scoring drives came in 2:24. Franks completed 19 of 27 passes and led the Gators to a 42-0 lead before he was lifted with 5:22 left in the second quarter. His effort was in sharp contrast from his last two outings, both at home, when he drew boos for inconsistent play. ÂIt doesnÂt really matter to me what people think about how I played,ÂŽ the redshirt sophomore said. ÂThatÂs what I have coaches for. So you know, thatÂs the only thing that matters to me, what they think. I donÂt think it was trying to bounce back, or I donÂt think it was none of that. I think it was just keeping your head down and keep on moving.trying to be the best you can be each and every day. ThatÂs what IÂm going to continue to do not only in football but throughout life.ÂŽ Freshman Emory Jones, in just his second game this season, played all but two minutes the rest of the game. His Â“rst college TD pass was an 8-yarder to Josh Hammond to close the scoring in the Â“rst half. Jones Â“nished 12-of-16 for 125 yards and two scores. Florida argeted for Jones to get extensive work. HeÂll now be able to play in one of the two remaining games and still maintain his eligibility for a red-shirt season. ÂI was really pleased to get him in as early as we did and get him as many reps as we could because he is one play away from being in the game next week Â„ he can be in the second play of the game next week,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂAnd now heÂs got a little bit more experience on gameday in there, running the show by himself, not just with a small package Â„ having to run the whole offense.ÂŽ Idaho (4-7) avoided a shutout when Cade Coffee connected on a 38-yard Â“eld goal in the third quarter and on a 12-yard pass from Mason Petrino to Jeff Cotton with 1:47 left in the game. ÂObviously we got our butts kicked,ÂŽ Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. ÂThere were guys that gave great effort today, guys I think that will go back and watch the tape and be proud of themselves.ÂŽFlorida rides Feleipe FranksÂ arm to rout IdahoPerry, Davis carry Miami past Virginia Tech AP PHOTOMiami quarterback NÂKosi Perry runs to the 1 yard line in the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech. AP PHOTOThe Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their overtime win in an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Lightning won 6-5. Furman sends No. 8 Villanova to 2nd straight home loss
The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 7 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Â„ No. 1 Alabama Â“nally found a team that could play toe to toe with the Crimson Tide, at least until halftime. The surprise twist: It was The Citadel, an FCS team, not a Southeastern Conference rival. Tua Tagovailoa passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns, but the Tide struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel in a 5017 victory on Saturday. Alabama coach Nick Saban said his team learned a lesson Â„ it must be mentally prepared. ÂI donÂt really care who youÂre playing,ÂŽ he said. ÂEvery team that comes here and plays us is going to give us their best shot,ÂŽ Saban added. ÂThese guys have got everything to gain and nothing to lose, and weÂve got nothing but downside in the game.ÂŽNo. 9 Ohio State 52, Maryland 51COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Â„ Ninth-ranked Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season, defeating Maryland 52-51 Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after the potential game-tying touchdown. Favored by 14 points, Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) trailed by two touchdowns in the third quarter and 45-38 with under two minutes left before rallying to a pivotal victory. After a 5-yard touchdown run by Dwayne Haskins gave the Buckeyes the lead to start overtime, Tayon Fleet-Davis scored to get the Terrapins within a point. Interim coach Matt Canada decided to end it right there, going for 2, but Tyrrell PigromeÂs pass to Jeshaun Jones was off target.No. 3 Notre Dame 36, No. 12 Syracuse 3NEW YORK (AP) Â„ The band was an Aaron Judge moon shot away from the Â“eld, way up in the rightÂ“eld bleachers of Yankee Stadium. Still, the Fighting Irish lined up in the outÂ“eld and sang the alma mater Â„ just as they would have at Notre Dame Stadium Â„ after dispatching No. 12 Syracuse and putting themselves a step away from the College Football Playoff. Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed the Orange 36-3 on Saturday to stay unbeaten. The Irish will head West next week to face struggling rival Southern California, with a spot in the playoff in their grasp. ÂI donÂt know that if we win our last game that weÂre going to the playoffs, but thatÂs not in our control,ÂŽ coach Brian Kelly said. ÂWhat we can control is how we prepare. If we do a good job there and win our game then we would have won all our games and weÂll let people decide who should go to the playoffs.ÂŽNo. 16 Penn State 20, Rutgers 7PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Â„ Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn StateÂs defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss. McSorleyÂs touchdown passes covered 6 yards in the second quarter and 18 in the fourth as the Nittany Lions (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) beat Rutgers (1-10, 0-7) for the 12th straight time. Jake Pinegar added Â“eld goals of 22 and 19 yards. The win was No. 30 for McSorley as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback in school history. The senior had been tied with Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91). The two touchdowns increased his total Â„ running and passing Â„ to 101.No. 5 Georgia 66, UMass 27ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Â„ GeorgiaÂs playmakers feasted as if lined up at an all-you-can-eat buffet. No worries. There was plenty of offense for everyone. Freshman Justin Fields threw two scoring passes and ran for another touchdown, Tyler Simmons had rushing and receiving scores, and No. 5 Georgia protected its playoff hopes by overwhelming UMass 66-27 on Saturday in one of the biggest offensive games in school history. Another freshman, James Cook ran for 76 yards on only three carries, including his Â“rst two career scoring runs, from 26 and 27 yards. ÂEverybody gets equal opportunity,ÂŽ Simmons said. Georgia gained 701 yards, the second-highest total in school history, including 426 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs never punted. Coach Kirby Smart said the Bulldogs Âoverpowered a team thatÂs smaller than us.ÂŽNo. 20 Kentucky 34, Middle Tennessee 23LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Â„ Mike Edwards had two takeaways leading to KentuckyÂs Â“rst two touchdowns, and the No. 20 Wildcats made several fourth-quarter defensive stops for a 34-23 escape of Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Kentucky (8-3) ended a two-game slide but had to survive the Blue RaidersÂ rally within 31-23 early in the fourth. Wildcats senior linebacker Josh Allen sacked Brent Stockstill for a 7-yard loss on fourth down and set up Miles ButlerÂs 32yard Â“eld goal with 4:01 remaining.No. 21 Utah 30, Colorado 7BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Â„ Jason Shelley threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the snow, leading No. 21 Utah to a 30-7 win over Colorado on Saturday and slinging the Utes closer to their Â“rst Pac-12 title game appearance. The Utes (8-3, 6-3) can clinch their Â“rst Pac-12 South title if Arizona State loses at Oregon later Saturday or if the Sun Devils lose to Arizona next week. A sixth consecutive loss for the Buffaloes (5-6, 2-6) capped a week in which athletic director Rick George said he hadnÂt made any decisions regarding coach Mike MacIntyreÂs employment amid a news report that his job was in jeopardy.No. 25 Mississippi State 52, Arkansas 6STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Â„ Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6 on Saturday. In his Â“nal home game, Fitzgerald had another big performance in a career full of them. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for 85 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown. ÂHeÂs a guy thatÂs going to play 100 percent, 100 percent of the time,ÂŽ Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead said. ÂThis sounds cliche, but heÂs got a bulldog spirit and a bulldog toughness to him and that shows up every time heÂs between the white lines.ÂŽ Senior Aeris Williams, starting in place of the injured Kylin Hill, added 104 yards rushing on 15 carries.FIU 42, Charlotte 35CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Â„ James Morgan passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns and Napoleon Maxwell ran for 102 yards and two scores Â„ including a 52-yarder midway through the fourth quarter Â„ to help Florida International hold off Charlotte 42-35 on Saturday. The Golden Panthers (8-3, 6-1 Conference USA) sit in the driverÂs seat with a berth in the C-USA championship game at stake. FIU needs only a win over thirdplace Marshall in the Â“nal regular-season game to reach the title game against UAB. Despite the fact that both the Golden Panthers and Middle Tennessee have 6-1 records in the East Division, the Panthers would advance by virtue of their 24-21 win over the Blue Raiders on Oct. 13.Oklahoma St. 45, No. 7 West Virginia 41STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Â„ Taylor Cornelius threw a touchdown pass to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds remaining to rally Oklahoma State past No. 7 West Virginia, 45-41 on Saturday. Will Grier led West Virginia (8-2, 6-2, No. 9 CFP) to the Oklahoma State 14, but couldnÂt connect with David Sills V on the Â“nal play. The loss all but ended West VirginiaÂs shot at the College Football Playoff. West Virginia faces Oklahoma next Friday and still has a shot at reaching the Big 12 title game. Cornelius passed for 338 yards and ran for 106 to help Oklahoma State (6-5, 3-5) become bowl eligible. Down 31-14 at the half, the Cowboys won despite leading rusher Justice Hill sitting out with a rib injury. ÂOur coaches made tremendous adjustments at halftime,ÂŽ Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. ÂI couldnÂt be prouder of them.ÂŽAuburn 53, Liberty 0AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Â„ It was Senior Day inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, but it wasnÂt just the graduating Tigers dominating in AuburnÂs home Â“nale. Seth Williams caught Â“ve passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, Kam Martin ran for 116 yards and AuburnÂs defense pitched a shutout in a 53-0 victory over Liberty on Saturday. Auburn (7-4) held a pass-happy Liberty (4-6) offense in check, recording its Â“rst FBS shutout in 10 years (34-0 win over Louisiana Monroe in 2008). ÂThat was the goal that coach (Kevin) Steele and the defense had been talking about all week,ÂŽ said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn of the shutout. ÂThey did it. That was impressive.ÂŽ Williams, a true freshman, recorded his Â“rst career 100-yard game, and Martin passed the century mark for the Â“rst time this season. The Tigers offense racked up 531 yards of offense, their highest output against an FBS foe this year. It was also the most points scored since beating Arkansas 56-3 in 2016.No. 17 Washington 42, Oregon State 23SEATTLE (AP) Â„ Jake Browning threw three touchdown passes and Myles Gaskin rushed for 135 yards in the Â“nal home game of their careers, and No. 17 Washington scored 28 Â“rst-quarter points on its way to a 42-23 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The victory by the Huskies (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) sets up a winner-takeall matchup with No. 8 Washington State in the Apple Cup next Friday for the Pac-12 North Division title. The winner of the 111th matchup will play in the conference title game with a Rose Bowl berth at stake. ÂThereÂs a lot on the line,ÂŽ Browning said of the Apple Cup. ÂBut I think more itÂs a quick turnaround. I think whatever team can adjust to that quick turnaround better, thatÂs an advantage.Ga Tech 30, Virginia 27, OTATLANTA (AP) Â„ Georgia Tech relied on an unlikely formula to pull off its fourth straight victory. A brilliant catch for its only pass completion of the game. Four Â“eld goals from a freshman who wasnÂt even the No. 1 kicker at the beginning of the season. Wesley Wells booted a 40-yarder in overtime, the ball barely sliding through as it skimmed the right upright and VirginiaÂs Brian Delaney missed his attempt from 35 yards to give the Yellow Jackets a 30-27 victory Saturday. ÂSometimes the nerves get to you a little bit,ÂŽ Wells said. ÂIt was a roller-coaster of emotions while the kick was up and the ball hitting the post and going in.ÂŽIowa 63, Illinois 0CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Â„ Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday. It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 loss to the University of Chicago in 1906. The win ended a three-game skid for the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) and makes a bowl invitation all but certain. The loss ended IllinoisÂ bowl hopes. Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley threw an interception on the second play of the game and the Hawkeyes punted on the next series. But the Â”oodgates soon opened: Over the next 18 minutes, Iowa scored Â“ve times. ÂA lot of man coverage today, a lot of zone a week ago,ÂŽ Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. ÂA lot of that stuff is just how things shake out, but again, weÂre going to be a better team any time we get our better guys involved.ÂŽ The Hawkeyes led 35-0 at the half.Wyoming 35, Air Force 27LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Â„ Tyler Vander WaalÂs redemption gave Wyoming its third straight win. Vander Waal came off the bench and tossed two touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score on a 22-yard strike with 1:09 left in the game, and rushed for two more TDs in leading Wyoming to a come-from-behind 35-27 victory over Air Force on a cold, snowy Saturday afternoon. Vander Waal, who replaced injured starter Sean Chambers in the Â“rst quarter, led the Cowboys on a nineplay, 58-yard drive for the winning score, and Xazavian Valladay added a 27-yard scoring run with 17 seconds left to seal the win after an Air Force turnover on its subsequent series.Missouri 50, Tennessee 17KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Â„ Missouri quarterback Drew Lock remembers how Tennessee fans roasted him on social media after the Tigers hired Derek Dooley as offensive coordinator. ÂI still had Twitter at that time and I was getting tagged in all of these tweets from Tennessee people, (saying), ÂAww, Drew LockÂs got Derek Dooley now. Here he goes down the drain, Blah, blah, blah,ÂÂŽ Lock said. Lock issued one heck of a response Saturday as Missouri trounced the Volunteers 50-17 in DooleyÂs return to Tennessee, which Â“red him as head coach six years ago.Arkansas State 31, UL Monroe 17JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Â„ Justice Hansen threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas State rolled past Louisiana Monroe 31-17 on Saturday, snapping the WarhawksÂ four-game win streak. Kirk Merritt caught six passes for 89 yards and two scores, Justin McInnis also caught a touchdown pass as Hansen spread the ball between seven receivers. Blake Grupe added Â“eld goals of 26 and 47 yards and Justin Clifton returned an interception 43 yards for the Red Wolves (7-4, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three straight. Caleb Evans went 17-for-28 passing with a touchdown for UL Monroe, but was picked off three times and sacked three times. Clifton had two interceptions.No. 14 Utah State 29, Colorado State 24FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Â„ For a few moments, Colorado State lived every underdogÂs dream Â“nish. The winning score even went up Â„ brieÂ”y Â„ on the scoreboard only to be wiped out by reality. Collin HillÂs apparent 34-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams with no time left was negated by penalty, allowing No. 14 Utah State to escape with a 29-24 victory Saturday in a wild, stunning Â“nish to a game played in snow and freezing rain. ÂSurvive and advance. Just like in the NCAA Tournament,ÂŽ said Utah State coach Matt Wells, who was both relieved and ecstatic. ÂYou know, IÂm going to celebrate after a win like this. IÂm going to let the players celebrate all the way until Monday. We have a special season going.ÂŽUCLA 34, USC 27PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Â„ Joshua Kelley has been watching the UCLA-USC rivalry since he was 8 years old. On Saturday, he cemented his legacy in the Crosstown ShowdownÂs history. The junior running back rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bruins to a 34-27 victory over the Trojans at the Rose Bowl. It is the third-most rushing yards in a game in UCLA history and the most by a Bruins back against the Trojans. Gaston Green had the previous mark with 224 yards on 39 carries in 1986. ÂIt was crazy and Â“nally I was out there and wanted to embrace every single moment of it,ÂŽ said Kelley, who transferred from UC Davis. ÂIt was a crazy experience. I sure enjoyed it and our team did too.ÂŽWisconsin 47, Purdue 44WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Â„ WisconsinÂs Jonathan Taylor kept pounding away on his thick, strong legs Saturday. Eventually, his patience paid dividends. Taylor wore down PurdueÂs defense, Â“nishing with a career high 321 yards and scoring three times in the second half, including the decisive 17-yard touchdown run in the third overtime to lead the Badgers past Purdue 47-44. ÂThatÂs something that you watch on TV,ÂŽ Taylor said. ÂAs a kid, youÂre watching and saying that must feel amazing. This is the exact same feeling that you dream of.ÂŽ Except it was all real and the elements made this one tailor-made for the BadgersÂ bruising back. On a cold, rainy day that turned into night, the 231-pound Taylor certainly packed a punch. He matched his career high with 33 carries, averaging 9.7 yards per carry while scoring on runs of 80, 12 and 17 yards when the reeling Badgers needed a boost after their playoff aspirations and Big Ten title hopes had been derailed by three losses in their last Â“ve games Â„ two of those without injured quarterback Alex Hornibrook who also missed SaturdayÂs game.Tied at half, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 18, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunny and pleasant Partly cloudyHIGH 83 LOW 610% chance of rain 40% chance of rainPartly sunny and nice83 / 605% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREIntervals of clouds and sun81 / 6025% chance of rain TUESDAYPleasant with sunshine and patchy clouds82 / 605% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMostly sunny with a shower possible79 / 6130% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny with a shower80 / 5860% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 3 4 3 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 540-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE617582848174Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 1.91ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.18ÂŽ Year to date 60.79ÂŽ Normal year to date 48.14ÂŽ Record 1.00ÂŽ (2014) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.47ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.09ÂŽ Year to date 40.80ÂŽ Normal year to date 47.43ÂŽ Record 1.00ÂŽ (2014) High/Low 76/49 Normal High/Low 81/59 Record High 89 (2013) Record Low 37 (1970) High/Low 76/52 High/Low 77/52 Normal High/Low 79/59 Record High 88 (2003) Record Low 38 (1970)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 11:38a 6:09a --5:59p Mon. 12:01a 6:54a 12:41p 6:35p Today 10:15a 4:25a 10:38p 4:15p Mon. 11:18a 5:10a 10:59p 4:51p Today 9:16a 3:00a 9:49p 2:56p Mon. 10:16a 3:49a 10:10p 3:31p Today 12:11a 6:38a 12:10p 6:28p Mon. 12:33a 7:23a 1:13p 7:04p Today 8:30a 3:04a 8:53p 2:54p Mon. 9:33a 3:49a 9:14p 3:30p NE 7-14 1-2 Light NE 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 83/65 part cldy none Punta Gorda 83/62 part cldy none Sarasota 81/63 part cldy none 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. 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Q: What causes lake-effect snow?A: Cold air moving over warm water Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 83/61 82/60 83/62 83/62 82/61 81/60 82/60 82/60 83/60 80/63 80/64 82/69 82/63 83/65 83/61 83/62 83/63 83/60 83/61 81/61 82/62 82/60 82/60 80/64 82/60 80/67 82/64 81/63 83/60 81/62 81/64 81/60 81/63 78/65 81/68 83/64 83/64 83/61Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By DAN GELSTONAP SPORTS WRITERHOMESTEAD, Fla. Â„ Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCARÂs championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders. Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to pass on the top spot. Busch qualiÂ“ed second and grabbed the favorable pit stall after HamlinÂs team yielded to GibbsÂ demand. ÂItÂs an advantage for them, which stinks for us,ÂŽ said reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr. Busch will take any perk he can when he races Truex, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick for the title Sunday at HomesteadMiami Speedway. ÂUltimately, itÂs an upper management decision, and thatÂs part of it. I understand,ÂŽ Hamlin said. ÂSat down with Joe quite a bit. He came over pretty fast to talk to me. I could see the other side of it. If the roles were reversed, I think we would hope for the same thing.ÂŽ Busch should have an advantage because the stall in question is located at the end of pit road and gives drivers a clear exit path and cleaner shot back onto the track. The short exit distance also lessens the concern of a speeding penalty. ÂItÂs great to have the No. 1 pit stall for the race and I appreciate the teamwork by the guys on the 11,ÂŽ Busch said. ÂCoach and everyone at JGR are focused on doing what they can to bring a championship for the company.ÂŽ Hamlin, who is winless this season, and crew chief Mike Wheeler had the traditional Â“rst choice of pit stalls because Hamlin posted the fastest qualifying lap. Hamlin also won the pole a year ago but denied TruexÂs request for the pit stall. Truex, a Toyota partner of HamlinÂs but not an ofÂ“cial teammate, went on to win the race anyway. ÂHopefully, it all just comes back full circle. Maybe IÂll even get a thank you text,ÂŽ Hamlin said. Gibbs, the Super Bowl and NASCAR champion, said he made the call this time. ÂAnything like this always stops with me,ÂŽ Gibbs said. Hamlin said both he and Gibbs spoke to ofÂ“cials from FedEx and the sponsor understood the decision for JGR to show favoritism. But he worried that helping Busch for one race may have made the practice acceptable. ÂThe problem is, from my standpoint is it probably will set a precedent going forward,ÂŽ Hamlin said. ÂIt probably will be a manufacturer thing more so than a teammate. I hate it, too, because I denied Martin last year. Luckily, he won the race anyway, but I just think itÂs a tough deal, and youÂve got to listen to the boss.ÂŽ Busch said Friday he thought the idea would get shot down as it did for Truex, and Hamlin didnÂt seem eager to give up his prize. HeÂs trying to extend a streak of winning at least one race every season since his 2006 rookie year, and Sunday marks his Â“nal race with Wheeler. Even Busch understood it was a big ask of Hamlin. ÂThatÂs probably too far, but it would sure be nice,ÂŽ Busch said. Busch, the 2015 Cup champion, got what he wanted when HamlinÂs team chose the No. 4 pit stall, which did not violate any NASCAR policy. But Brad Keselowski, LoganoÂs teammate at Team Penkse, ripped JGRÂs decision to manipulate the process. ÂGood for the company, bad for the sport,ÂŽ he said. Logano has the third stall, Truex has the seventh spot and Harvick has the 39th spot. Logano swept SaturdayÂs two practice sessions and hit 171.701 mph for the fastest lap in the second session. Busch scraped the wall in the closing minutes of the second practice and scuffed the Toyota on the rear right side. ÂThey all look like that at some point during the weekend. Better in practice than in the race, but itÂs just minor, minor damage,ÂŽ crew chief Adam Stevens said. ÂItÂs nothing we canÂt Â“x in short order.ÂŽ Logano also had the best 10-consecutive lap average in the Â“nal practice (165.018), followed by Truex and Busch. Harvick was 10th overall and only averaged 163.124 over his fastest 10 laps. He starts 12th, lowest of the title contenders. ÂHonestly, it really hasnÂt been that good,ÂŽ Harvick said.Busch gets windfall benefit from Joe Gibbs Racing with top pit stall of teammate Hamlin for championship race AP PHOTOKyle Busch takes a photo with a fan during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch was second in qualifying but received a bump to the top pit stall from teammate Denny Hamlin. NASCARHamlin won the pole but ceded the favorable position to Busch since Hamlin canÂt win the Cup
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