Charlotte sun herald

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

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ALA. MALL GUNMAN ON THE LOOSEAn officer shot and killed a 21-year-old man, whom they thought was the shooter, while responding to a Thanksgiving mall shooting in Alabama. See The News Wire Vol. 126 | Issue No. 329 AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY $3.00 AN EDITION OF THE SUNSunday, November 25, 2018High 82 Low 66Partly sunny and delightfulPulitzer Prize winner2016 CHARLIE SAYSFine day for fresh air. CALL US ATFIND US ONLINE CHARLOTTE SUN941-206-1000www.yoursun.comTHE SUNPolice Beat ..........9 Viewpoint ...........6 Opinion ...............7 Calendar ..............8OUR TOWNObituaries ...........6 Local News .....1-10NEWS WIREPuzzles .................5-7 Nation .............3, 8 State ...................2 World ..................2SPORTSLocal Sports ........3 Lottery ................2 Sports on TV ........2 Weather ..............8INDEX SUNDAY EDITION $3.00 705252000753Karen and Ernie von Heimburg love their new front porch. From it, they can watch children practice soccer across the small street. From it, they can watch the sunset. From it, they can escape the congestion and unease of life on Floridas crowded coastline. Keep Estero, just give me that countryside. The von Heimburgs left a more costly retirement home on Estero Beach to take up residence on a street that is rapidly “ lling up, in Babcock Ranchs Lake Timber neighborhood. Its out there, 35 minutes from downtown Punta Gorda and 30 minutes from Fort Myers. They are among the “ rst residents to participate in this experiment called Babcock Ranch. Its a little more remote,Ž Ernie von Heimburg said of the new location. We love the peace and quiet.Ž The first residents arrived in January. Today, more than 75 households are in their new homes, Babcock Ranch President Rick Severance said. A total of 217 have been sold, with more structures going up daily. Commercial space currently totals about 100,000 square feet, with more on the way.Why they live here ƒ SUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDErnie and Karen von Heimburg sit on their front porch at Babcock Ranch. A community area contains planters, available to residents of Babcock Ranch. Some edibles grown here are used as ingredients at the local restaurant.Solar cells helped sell Babcock. And, new residents say the solar pitch resonated. Solar was part of the plan from very early on at Babcock, said Florida Power and Light spokeswoman Alys Daly. The story is lore at FPL. Babcock founder Syd Kitson started talking to FPL CEO Eric Silagy, in the early days when Babcock was on the drawing board. That was more than 10 years ago. Kitson, who is CEO of Kitson and Partners, told Silagy he wanted Babcock to be solar-powered. Silagy told Kitson that solar was not costeffective, according to Daly. What if I give you the land?Ž Kitson asked, the story goes. And the rest is history. By 2016, the cost of solar power and panels had dropped dramatically. Babcock was restarting after the great recession of 2008. Before any homes were built, FPL installed 343,000 solar panels on 440 acres of donated land at Babcock, generating 74.5 megawatts of power. With enough to power 15,000 homes, Babcock had easily met its goal of being ener gy-neutral, if not self-suf “ cient. In the next few years, FPL plans to double the size Residents find their role in solar power is passiveIs Babcock Ranch good for Charlotte County? WHAT IS BABCOCK RANCH?Total size of original purchase from Babcock family: 92,000 acres including ranchland, rock mines, sod farms Size sold to state: 73,000 acres of cypress swamp, wetlands and environmentally sensitive lands. Northern subdivision removed in exchange for wildlife corridor. Amount of land for development: 17,608 acres Amount of land with construction or not open space: 9,000 acres Number of homes allowed: 19,500 Range of housing proposed: single family, attached townhomes and villas, apartments, accessory apartments, a few subdivisions will be gated, golf subdivisions, assisted living Special requirements: use of native plantings and limits on fertilizers Projected future population: as high as 50,000 Amount of commercial space authorized: 6 million square feet Number of homes occupied: about 75 Number of homes sold: 226 Current price range of homes: $187,999$925,500 Amenities currently available: non-motorized boating, pool and lakehouse, lakes, two trail heads, 4 miles of trails, health and wellness center, restaurant, juice bar, ice cream shop, market and cafe, outdoor outfitter store, public charter school grades K-8. Amenities planned: 54 holes of golf, 50 miles of trails, equestrian trails Total purchase price: $700,000,000 Price of public purchase: $351,000,000 Solar generation: 74.5 megawatts WELCOME TO BABCOCK RANCH By BETSY CALVERT STAFF WRITER RESIDENTS | 10 A house under construction at Babcock Ranch The vision of Babcock was so big, it left room for naysayers. A prime critic 13 years ago was then Charlotte County Commissioner Adam Cummings. Hes no longer a commissioner, but hes still critical of the plan for such a massive development. Babcock was a horrible abuse of the system,Ž Cummings told the Sun recently. Chief among his complaints was the belief that building new communities in distant sections of the county will cost the taxpayers dearly in the long run. He also believes the giant development will lower property values by sheer volume. I tend to have a whole lot of resistance to approving new development out in the middle of nowhere,Ž he said. The rest of Charlotte County is going to be subsidizing a whole new urban service area.Ž Babcocks arrival has been mostly welcome, but CEO Syd Kitson has spent the Energy is not free GOOD | 10 POWER | 10 An open “ eld view is seen from the front porch of a home under construction, in Babcock Ranch, Florida. From the o cial website: Babcock Ranch will ultimately include 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space.ŽHOW A TOWN OF TOMORROW LOOKS TODAY By PHIL ATTINGERHIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING „ While the Diocese of St. Petersburg investigates an allegation of sexual abuse against Father Nicholas McLoughlin, its not the “ rst time his integrity has come under “ re. Twenty-one years ago, McLoughlin was named in a lawsuit, in which the Catholic Diocese of Venice agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a suit with a former Port Charlotte altar boy who was molested by another priest and a boys choir director. The young man claimed diocesan of“ cials failed to prevent the abuse, according to reports at the time by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The priest who molested the boy was Nicholas McLoughlins brother, Ed McLoughlin, then assistant pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where Nicholas McLoughlin was pastor at the time. This month, Nicholas McLoughlin, now pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park, was put on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse dating back to Former Charlotte priest faces abuse allegationMcLoughlin denied negligence in brothers prior case MCLOUGHLIN By DANIEL SUTPHINSTAFF WRITERIf youre looking for housing in Charlotte County and fall into the middle or lower income brackets, good luck. There simply is no housing available for local workers who live under the $40,000 mark for annual income, according to Together Charlottes 2020 Housing Report. Its an uphill battle,Ž said City Council Member Gary Wein at Wednesdays regular council meeting. There are a huge portion of individuals in our county that are living outdoors „ tent cities or in tents, etc. Depending how you ask the question, we have between 20 and 40 percent of the county population in poverty depending on how you de“ ne that issue.Ž According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of people in poverty in Charlotte County accounts for 12.6 percent of the population. With that number, the Census Bureau noted that the of“ cial poverty de“ nition uses income before taxes and does not include capital gains or non-cash bene“ ts, such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps. In a 2020 Housing Report, Together Charlottes Housing and Plans committee gathered data from almost 30 different local, state and federal organizations, committees and bureaus with the No place for you hereReport: Lower income residents unlikely to afford Charlotte County housingPLACE | 9 ABUSE | 9


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Dearborn St., Englewood North Port: 941-429-3000 13487 Tamiami Trail, North Port DeSoto: 863-494-0300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204 108 S. Polk Avenue, Arcadia LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSBy BRIANNA KWASNIKSTAFF WRITERAfter three alleged threats recently made to Port Charlotte High School, parents banned together and created a petition calling for stronger safety measures. The petition addressed to Charlotte County Schools Superintendent Steve Dionisio had over 500 signatures as of Friday, with a goal of reaching 1,000. The petition asks the school district to implement the use of clear backpacks and to install metal detectors at all of the schools in the district. In addition to this, it makes a call to action to the district on issues involving bullying and “ght clubŽ videos that have been posted publicly on Youtube. CCPS spokesperson Mike Riley said the district is aware of the existence of the petition. Riley said each year, every school in the district is assessed and recommendations are made based on what can be improved to make the schools safer. Clear backpacks and metal detectors were never on the list of recommended improvements, he said. Were going to take the advice of law enforcement and safety experts,Ž said Riley. At this point, I havent been contacted by them [the parents who signed the petition], so Im not aware of anyone reaching out to anyone in the school district,Ž he added. One parent, Carolina Russell said: With the petition, its a combination of everything thats coming to a head... When we got that call last week that there was a gun threat, I cant even explain to you that fear.Ž I thought, Oh my God, what is this coming to?Ž she added.Email: Bkwasnik@sun-herald.com500 sign petition for clear backpacks, metal detectorsSome parents want more school security after threats ONLINEYou can read through the petition at: By LAUREN SWEENEYWINK NEWSSchools across Florida have beefed up security in the past year including surveillance cameras, new video door locks and additional law enforcement on campus. As of right now, there is not one unlocked door on this campus, until they unlock this front door to let somebody in,Ž said Tony Pribble, the district safety specialist and public information of“cer for DeSoto County Public Schools. The district is the latest in Southwest Florida to install Ai phones, a video phone doorbell system that allows schools to screen people before they come onto campus. Campuses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties are also equipped with the same mechanism. But trespassing incident reports from law enforcement obtained by WINK News, show that its not often that trespassing incidents happen in the front of“ce where the added security is in place. Schools have the ability to issue trespass warnings to anyone making a disturbance or who they feel may be of danger to the health and safety of students. If a person is trespassed and returns, law enforcement can make an arrest. Reports indicate that schools commonly request arrests of students who had been previously suspended or expelled, who are not supposed to be on school grounds. At Lorenzo Walker High School a student expelled for making threats against the school showed back A look into school trespass incidents this year SUN FILE PHOTO BY BRIANNA KWASNIKAi Video doorbells were one of the improvements made by Charlotte County Public Schools as a result of the Florida Safe Schools District Assessments. GARAGESALELISTINGSALWAYSINTHECLASSIFIEDS SCHOOL | 8 adno=3624853-1


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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018Trump: First president to do whats rightEditor: You might not like President Trump or think he is presidential, but he is the “rst president in 50 years willing to do what he believes is right for the country, often disregarding lobbyists and the wrath of the oppositions voting base. We gave trading advantages to Europe and Asian countries after World War II to help them rebuild their societies. These advantages should have been renegotiated years ago. Trump refuses to continue appeasing opposition nations using the same old unsuccessful strategies and arguments that have never resolved anything. He has made tax changes and reduced government red tape leading to the best U.S. economy in 30 years. Yet half of voting Americans voted for a Democrat this November. Do 50 percent of Americans believe that if you raise business taxes by 40 percent anyone would still be willing to risk capital investment? Growing companies provide jobs. As automation continues to greatly reduce laborintensive jobs, does allowing unrestricted immigration of unskilled labor seem smart? Does anyone believe that allowing in millions of undocumented people doesnt have signi“cant consequences? Does half of Americans believe that free education, medical care and welfare assistance is free? The simple fact is socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried. The problem is you eventually run out of other peoples money or those willing to “t the bill for those unwilling or unable to provide for themselves.Jim Courtney Punta GordaCyclists should ride posted speed limitEditor: Bicycling is a growing activity in our area and has many positive returns, both personal and for the environment. There are some downsides to over-promoting this activity when sharing space on our public roads and walkways. Walking is also a healthy activity but dangerous on many of our local trails. Bicycle riders seldom have or use a horn, making it a threat for walkers. An aspect that is even more of a threat to bike riders is this current inane rule about bike riders having equal access with cars on public roads, even specifying there must be a three-foot separation between passing cars and bikes. We will see more bike vs. car accidents and, sadly, with death resulting. A scene often played out is a group of several bicycle riders all dressed in their cutie uniforms holding up traf“c peddling about 20 MPH and demanding their rights.Ž Any type of vehicle using public roads should be required to maintain the minimum speed. Are we going to one day allow 80-year-old folks access to public roads on these threewheeled bikes? Bike lanes one safety method, but users should fund this. It might be safer and even more productive for folks to use a gym or try walking on sidewalks for their exercise.John P. Derr Port CharlotteAn open door for developersEditor: Charlotte County taxpayers are being silenced by commissioners and county staff. The people we hire have decided that hearing our views and judgments is inconvenient and makes their jobs more dif“cult. Maybe we need to help them “nd easier ways to make a living. A county attorney wants no advisory committee discussion of any project that is in the pipeline.Ž What that means is that citizen opinion about where we live is muzzled until it is too late to make a difference. With the director of economic development, the attorney says that citizen advisory committee review of new growth projects is an interference. Opinions from county residents are seen as burdensome. Unwisely, most county commissioners support the push by the director of economic development and the county attorney to ban discussion and viewpoints of citizen advisory committees on sweeping change in Charlotte County. Looks like the big developers are “nding a wide open door to Charlotte County. Citizens cannot replace wayward county staff. But now and then we can make changes in the County Commission. Meanwhile, lets encourage the city of Punta Gorda to continue listening to the people.Robert Burns Punta Gorda President is honest, straightforwardEditor: Seems like it just wont stop. In Mondays letter to the editor section I found a man complaining about President Trumps visit to France. Completely ridiculous. As a 20-year U.S. Navy retiree, I admire and respect everything President Trump has done and is trying to do. Unfortunately, some can just not come to grips with the reality that regardless of his past or peoples perceptions, President Trump has been a man of his word. I respect that. In my lifetime, I know I am only 61 and a youngster around here, there has not been a more straightforward politician who kept his word and did what he said as much as our current president. The left unfortunately just cannot come to grips which is exactly what keeps us and will continue to keep us divided. The left does not want to negotiate or compromise, the president has tried. They simply want their way or no way. That is not going to happen. Give him credit for what he does do. As for the trip to France, he went and he paid his respects. How he does that is not anyone elses business. If you “nd the foreign leaders so impressive, feel free to move there and join them. Once you do, the layers of the onion will be peeled away and you will make a hasty retreat back to the U.S., where the worlds greatest leaders reside.Gregg Higgins North PortThank goodness, campaign has endedEditor: Finally, the mid-term elections are over and the redundancy of the TV political ads will cease for another two years. False accusations, half-truths, misleading claims and absolute lies, we will not have to be subjected to is a blessing. I voted by mail and I voted across party lines for the candidates that I personally felt were the more qualified. I am perplexed as to why Republicans blame the Democrats for perceived failures when the ele phantsŽ own the White House, the Senate and Congress. One recent letter even blamed the FBI for sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats to make Trump look bad. Funny, but I didnt think Trump needed any help with all of his personal attacks against his detractors. It puzzles me as to why Trump doesnt spend more time bragging about his accomplishments, such as the economy and low unemployment numbers. As we all our aware now, that it was a fervent Trump supporter who mailed those pipe bombs and, of course, Trump blames the mediaŽ and takes no personal responsibility for his bombastic and constant denigrating remarks. Obviously, there are a few Trump supporters who literally take him and his sarcastic remarks to be extreme. I am relieved that President Trump no longer believes that global warming is a hoax. For anyone to believe that with all the toxins we humans release into our fragile atmosphere doesnt have an adverse effect on our planet must have their heads up you know what.Lawrence Mould Port CharlotteVIEWPOINTPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth Email letters to OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OUR POSITION: With more families moving in each week, Babcock Ranch is beginning to meet or exceed expectations.It would be interesting to go back and see how Syd Kitsons partners reacted when he told them, more than a decade ago, he wanted to build a solar city in eastern Charlotte County. He wanted to buy the biggest ranch in Florida and sell most of it back to the state, keeping the rest to build a town. A solar city miles away from any other development „ in the proverbial middle of nowhere. He wanted it to be different from anything his group had previously built. And, he began the process of developing the $351 million property on the eve of an economic recession which crippled the housing industry in 2008. Kitson, it turns out, was smart enough, lucky enough and patient enough to survive the recession. The economic downturn actually worked to his advantage because planning the 17,608-acre community was a massive undertaking. Not only did FP&L have to buy into the plan, but Kitson had to win over environmentalists, conservationists, county commissioners in Lee and Charlotte counties and state agencies that would have to sign off on all the permits. But, he had a vision. And, even though that vision may have been tweaked a little since the first time our editorial board sat down with the former NFL football player, he has been mostly true to his dream. While pricey homes dominate the streets, more affordable homes are going up and the interest in those has been staggering. The addition of rental property, town homes and other innovative dwellings like accessory apartments that will be free-standing but part of a residents home. Those apartmentsŽ can be rented out „ and not necessarily to a family member. So far, 226 homes have been sold. That is not an astounding number, but almost all of those were sold this year. There is 6 million square feet of commercial space available for more shops, restaurants and whatever „ maybe a movie theater? The Babcock school is full and planning for additional space. The downtownŽ shops are busy and the restaurant bustling. Plans for a future golf course surprised us. It does not seem a great fit for the vision that stressed bike paths, walking and equestrian trails and back-tonature living. But, as Babcock officials said, it was always on the table and residents have requested it. So, who are we to criticize that decision when seemingly every other one made by Kitson and his team has worked out so well. That original vision stressed „ and continues to require „ native plants, limits on fertilizer, conservation of wetlands and cypress swamp, a health and fitness center, non-motorized boating and lakes. When a planned grocery store „ larger than the ministore now located downtown „ comes to fruition, there will be little reason to ever leave Babcock. And that was the idea all along. One going-out-on-a-limb idea has blossomed and, from our perspective, the best is yet to come. Can someone say Babcock City? Dont bet against it.Babcock Ranch: A development done right HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 7VIEW POINTTyson Timbs made a mistake, but not one as important as Indianas Supreme Court made in allowing to stand the punishment the state in”icted on him. He was a drug addict „ “rst with opioids prescribed for a workrelated injury, then heroin „ when his father died. He blew the $73,000 insurance payout on drugs and a $41,558 Land Rover, which he drove when selling $225 worth of drugs „ two grams of heroin „ to undercover police of“cers. Timbs vehicle was seized and kept, which amounted to a “ne more than 184 times larger than the sum involved in his offense. Come Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning whether this violated the Eighth Amendment, which says: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive “nes imposed nor cruel and unusual punishments in”icted.Ž (Emphasis added.) The seizure was done under Indianas version of civil forfeiture laws, which allows governments to seize property used in the commission of a crime. As they are often used, such laws are incentives for abusive governments, because the entity that seizes the property frequently is allowed to pro“t by keeping or selling it. Lucrative law enforcement will become lawless. Under the incorporationŽ doctrine, the Supreme Court has explicitly applied, through the 14th Amendment, most of the Bill of Rights protections, piecemeal, against states behaviors. The courts standard for doing so is whether a particular provision of the Bill of Rights is deeply rootedŽ in the nations history and traditions, and is fundamental to our scheme of ordered liberty.Ž The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause was incorporated in 1962, the Excessive Bail Clause in 1971. The punishments provision protects Americans bodies, the bail provision protects their freedom. The “nes provision is intended to protect their property. In a 1989 case, Justice Sandra Day OConnor sensibly wrote that there is no reason to distinguish one Clause ... from another for purposes of incorporation.Ž But although two federal judicial circuits and at least 14 state high courts apply the Excessive Fines Clause to the states, and although seven times the court (or two or more justices writing separately) has said that the Eighth Amendment as a whole applies to the states, it has never had an occasion to explicitly apply the Excessive Fines Clause. This allowed Indianas Supreme Court to be permissive regarding the st ates forfeiture practices. The court unanimously rejected Timbs argument, that of the trial court, and of the appeals court. In a hearing on the states civil forfeiture request, the trial court said that making Timbs forfeit his vehicle would be grossly disproportionate to the gravity of [his] offenseŽ and hence a violation of the Excessive Fines Clause. The states Supreme Court, however, held that the U.S. Supreme Court has been insuf“ciently de“nitive.Ž The Indiana justices said that although our colleagues on the Court of Appeals and the trial court may be correct in foretelling where the (U.S.) Supreme Court will one day lead on whether to apply the (Excessive Fines) Clause to the states,Ž until the clause is unambiguously applied, Indiana “nes can be grossly disproportionate without violating the U.S. Constitution. Indianas Supreme Court insists that the U.S. Supreme Court is guilty of a lack of clear directionŽ regarding incorporation of the Excessive Fines Clause. Presumably, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted Timbs case in order to explicitly give nationwide force to one of the few remaining provisions of the Bill of Rights not specifically incorporated. It is about time: Nine of the original 13 states had equivalents of the Excessive Fines Clause because they recognized that economic sanctions can be as punishing as incarceration. The 14th Amendment changed the relationship between individuals and the states, establishing that state borders should have no bearing on federally protected rights. Indiana purports to want constitutional speci“city regarding excessive “nes. It will have it by June. In determining when “nes are excessive, courts must adopt something akin to former Justice Potter Stewarts famous axiom concerning pornography: You know excessiveness when you see it. Justices who fancy themselves originalistsŽ should acknowledge that those who wrote and rati“ed the Bill of Rights understood that courts were going to have to give content to the concept of excessiveness (as well as to cruelty and unusualness in punishments, and unreasonableness regarding searches and seizures, and other open-textured constitutional language). Doing so is not judicial activism,Ž it is judging. Failing to do so is a dereliction of the duty to enforce constitutional guarantees. George Wills email address is georgewill@A fine mess that is cruel and unusual George WILLWashington Post WEEK IN REVIEW Before the deadly shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago is forgotten, before it fades into the list of routine, senseless outbursts of gun violence in America, remember this: Less than two weeks ago, the National Ri”e Association told doctors who support tougher regulations on gun sales and a ban on semiautomatic “rearms to stay in their lane.Ž Emergency room doctor Tamara ONeal was shot dead by her ex-“ancee last Monday outside Mercy Hospital. The shooter then went inside the hospital where he shot and killed Chicago police Of“cer Samuel Jimenez and “rst-year pharmacy resident Dayna Less. Police said the shooter, who was found dead in the hospital, had a valid “rearm owners identi“cation card and a concealed carry license and, over the last “ve years, legally bought at least four guns. Northwestern Memorial Hospital surgeon Emil Fernando summed things up in a tweet: Lemme guess, @NRA, still not our laneŽ even when it happens in our own hospitals? I dont think so.Ž Its hard to stay in a lane and keep quiet about guns when guns keep crossing into all our lanes. Hospitals. Bars. Churches. Elementary schools. Universities. Movie theaters. Nightclubs. Outdoor concert venues. Newsrooms. Synagogues. These deaths at Mercy Hospital, for all but the family and friends of the victims, will be forgotten quickly, soon to be replaced by another shooter in another lane. Maybe next will be a shopping mall. Or a busy Main Street. Thats not wishing for another tragedy. Thats just a pragmatic prediction of what comes next in a violent country that, thanks to Stay in your lane!Ž-howling groups like the NRA, cant muster the political will to do a blessed thing about a glaringly obvious epidemic. A position paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine published Oct. 30 said: Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nations immediate attention.Ž It concluded that there is a need for a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to reducing “rearm violence that is consistent with the Second Amendment.Ž That paper is both well-researched and reasonable. The NRA responded to that paper on Nov. 7 by tweeting: Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.Ž Just hours after that tweet was sent, a gunman killed 12 people at a bar in California. This is madness. Telling physicians tasked with saving the people who get blown apart by gun“re in this country to stay in their laneŽ is no different than blaming a hospital or a church or a movie theater for being a gun-free zone. Its no different than the good guy with a gunŽ canard. (Juan Lopez had a concealed-carry permit „ how do we know when a good guy with a gun will transform into a bad guy with a gun?) Its no different than claiming, falsely, that Chicago has the toughest gun-control laws in the country while ignoring how easy it is to get “rearms in neighboring states. The NRA already told people like Dr. ONeal that they should stay in their lane when it comes to gun violence. Go ahead and tell that to her grieving family. Tell that to Chicago emergency room surgeon John Purakal, who tweeted about ONeal: I knew her, trained with her, saved lives with her and tonight, tried to save her life. Tonight, I broke down in front of my coworkers when we lost her, and tonight I held hands with her mother in prayer. Tonight, we lost a beautiful, resilient, passionate doc. Keep singing, TO.Ž Would the NRA advise the wife and three young children of Of“cer Jimenez, who died while saving people from a bad guy with a gun, to stay in their lanes? Should the loved ones of Less, the pharmacy resident who was getting off an elevator, stay in their lanes? No way. We should all speak up, in booming voices, angrily and without pause, until the moneylined pockets of the NRAs politicians start quivering from the sound. And what we should shout is this: If you want a lane to stay in, get guns out of ours.Ž Rex Huppke is a Chicago Tribune columnist. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWSCONTACT FOR BIRTHDAYSEach week in Sundays Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, along with the persons name, age, and birthday month and date, to Sherri Dennis at sdennis@sun-herald. com. Deadline is noon Wednesday. Note: If you bring or mail in a hard-copy photo (to 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980), we will try to accommodate you, but we CANNOT guarantee the ability to return it to you. For more information, call Sherri at 941-206-1010. Happy 98th birthday to Marie McDermott on her special day Nov. 27. Happy 1st birthday to London Maxwell on her special day Nov. 28. Happy 7th birthday to Addison Saracino on her special day Nov. 29. Happy 77th birthday to Tom Swank on his special day Nov. 30. Happy 97th birthday to Theresa Cousino on her special day Nov. 28. Happy 6th birthday to Emma Galley on her special day Nov. 19. Happy 6th birthday to Caleb Fisher on his special day Nov. 28.American Legion Post 103€ Sunday Darts winners Nov. 18: Game 1: 1-Donna Branscome, Tommie Holl; 2-Marion Goodman, George Stern Jr.; 3-Nancy Heder, Barb Carroll. Game 2: 1-Tommie Holl, Fern Tropea; 2-Kim Smith, Kathy Meadows; 3-Donna Branscome, Barb Carroll.American Legion Post 110€ Bridge winners Nov. 19: Ann Beers, 5350; Judy Aljibouri, 4990; Ruth Cutting, 3830; Corlotta Crowell, 3280.Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club€ Ladies Bridge winners Nov. 20: 1-Diane Floramo, 2-C. Floramo; 3-Phoebe McMillan. € Slam Bridge winners Nov. 21: 1-Lyle Rea; 2-Carol Jeffrey; 3-Irene Runkle.Charlotte Square Condominium Complex€ Charlotte County Bridge Group winners Nov. 17: Jay Oberlander, 4590; Bud Barnhouse, 4040; Bill Kutschman, 3940; Joyce Weibel, 3850.Cultural Center of Charlotte County€ Mahjong winners Nov. 15: Table 1: Kathy Cimaglia, Cindy Robertson; Table 2; Carole Drake, Merry Davine; Table 3: Irene Roach; Table 4: Jeanie Criswell. Nov. 20: Table 1: Linda Kopp, Doris Marlin. Table 2: Dorothy Quirk, Carol Berntsson; Table 3: Judy Riceman; Table 4: Marie Devlin, Mary Schmidt; Table 5: Judy Sprauge, Evelyn Kalmaer. € Port Charlotte Cribbage Club 147 winners Nov. 14: Marilyn Gaudreau, 17; Martha Bryant, 16; Bob Sheehan, 15; Bob Labossiere, 13. Nov. 19: Roland Cull, 26; Sharon Liotta, 25; Bob Sheehan, 24, Lynn Davis, 24; Bob Labossiere, 24. € Englewood Elks Trivia winners Nov. 20: 1-Sawgrass Sharks, $128; Scorpions, $40.Kings Gate€ Friday Night Double Deck Pinochle winners Nov. 16: Paul Headrick, 1374; Fred Smith, 1161; Kathy Garbowicz, 1141.Isles Yacht Club€ Scrabble winners Nov. 16: Mary Lou Coutts, 227, 177; Judith Howell, 406.Moose Lodge 2121€ Euchre Card Game winners Nov. 15: Nancy Lanigan, 79; Linda Bollinger, 76; Mike Emerine, 71; Adele Rottenbucher, 70; Sally Bell-Matthias, 66; John Williams, 66. € Contract Bridge winners Nov. 21: Jay Oberlander, 5190; Pinky Harmon, 5040; Connie Oberlander, 4890; Fred Weribel, 4240.Port Charlotte Bridge Club€ Bridge winners Nov. 16: Jerry Shoemaker, 4550; Pinky Harmon, 4400; Marla Johanson, 3790; Harry Huddleston, 3740. Nov. 19: 1-Jerry Shoemaker, 4780; 2-Cleta Clark, 4090; 3-Marla Johanson, 3510.Riverwood€ Friday Night Riverwood Trivia Game winners Nov. 16: 1-(tied) Sawgrass Sharks and Riverwood Rebels. WINNERS CIRCLECharlotte County marriage licenses€ James Lee Weaver of St. Cloud, Minn., and Zoey Elizabeth Kenning of St. Cloud, Minn. € Thomas Arnold Bader of Highland Lakes, N.J., and Bonnie Lynne Thaler of Highland Lakes, N.J. € Nancy Jennifer Hughes of Blossvale, N.Y., and Joseph Scott Dote of Blossvale, N.Y. € Edwin Jean Saint Amour of North Port, and Alison Ann Fleming of Punta Gorda € Jeffery Alan Bisgrove of Placida, and Melissa Ann Kassouf of Placida € Moises Mata Mendez of North Port, and Arly Cuevas Garcia of Port Charlotte € James Hanson Summersgill of Punta Gorda, and Melissa Anna Nixon of Punta Gorda € Lawrence Alan Seymour of Port Charlotte, and Dorothy Marie Eckman of Port Charlotte € Donald Leslie Schoening of Punta Gorda, and Valerie Henderson Green of Punta Gorda € Robert Louis Breeden of Port Charlotte, and Lane Stuart Mallette of Port Charlotte € Kaylee Ann Blackwell of Port Charlotte, and Jessica Lee German of Port Charlotte € Clifford Allen Fuller of Englewood, and Amy Beth Alderman of Englewood € Cherial Necole Perry of Port Charlotte, and Geffrey Durosca of Port Charlotte € Angelica Janel Warn of Punta Gorda, and Aaron Frank Knox of Punta Gorda € Maidolis Milagro Cifaldi of Punta Gorda, and James Michael Levell of Punta Gorda € Paul Anthony McDermott of Punta Gorda, and Nancy Ann Hazeltine of Punta Gorda € Michael David Downs Jr., of Punta Gorda, and Alycia Lyn Page of Punta Gorda € Mark Charles Lunsford of Port Charlotte, and Jane Elizabeth Pichie of Port Charlotte, € Andrea Benee Adams of North Port, and Devin Michael Lane of North Port € Jordan Michael Fox of Punta Gorda, and Jenna Marie Hartman of Punta Gorda € Michael James Ransome of North Port, and Christina Marie Williams of North Port € Ernie Morris Oskey of Punta Gorda, and Meta Marie McClary of Punta Gorda € Christopher Solivan of Punta Gorda, and Angelica Gladys Orsini of Punta GordaCharlotte County divorces€ Mark Gambrell v. Lori Gambrell € Julie Lavecchia v. Michael Lavecchia € Dawn Marie Porter v. David James Porter € Michael Nathan Soloway v. Kristi Dawn Soloway € Nancy Ann Tucker v. Michael Young WEEKLY RECORD up on campus the same day of the Parkland shooting: Feb. 14, 2018. The student left without incident, but an administrator reported it to law enforcement afterward and the student was arrested. As a district, we choose to utilize our Youth Relations Bureau (YRB) deputies when it relates to school trespass incidents. It is bene“cial to have documented reports of such incidents,Ž said Collier schools spokesperson Jennifer Kupiec in an email. Reports show that nothing is being taken lightly, either. For instance, pulling a “re alarm is no longer looked at as a school prank. Cape Police arrested a juvenile who came into Oasis Elementary Charter School and pulled the alarm. Things that you used to not have to think about, now you think about more,Ž said Kimberly Zambito, the principal at Collier Charter Academy. Zambito has not had any trespass incidents on her campus this year, but said shes thankful they have a member of the Collier Sheriffs of“ce on campus as a school resource of“cer at all times. In DeSoto county, a new partnership with the Arcadia Police Department is allowing of“cers to patrol all their campuses. We have them park their car right in front of the school. 99 times out of 100 that person is not even going to attempt anything if they know there is a law enforcement of“cer on staff here,Ž said Pribble. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas act requires every school in the state to have a sworn school resource of“cer or guardian on campus. In Southwest Florida, at least one law enforcement of“cer is assigned to every campus. At some middle and high schools, there are two of“cers.SCHOOLFROM PAGE 2 2018 SCHOOL TRESPASSLaw enforcement school trespassing reports (January 2018 to October 2018). Descriptions of school incidents in Charlotte and DeSoto counties are listed. Edison Park Elementary Tice Elementary School East Lee County High School Oasis Elementary Charter School North Nicholas High School Neil Armstrong Elementary (9/10/2018: Parent making a disturbance trespassed from school property and issued a written warning) Neil Armstrong Elementary (8/24/2018: Principal asked that a 37 YO man who made a disturbance be trespassed from school, unclear if man was a parent) Charlotte Academy School ( 1/30/2018: Not clear if individual was a student or parent, individual given trespass order) Neil Armstrong Elementary ( 2/6/2018: Principal had a parent trespassed from the school) Port Charlotte High School ( 2/9/2018: Recently separated couple had argument in parking lot of school during event, man trespassed from school) Charlotte Academy School ( 3/6/2018: Older man approached a student in parking lot asking her if she wanted to do yoga, student felt uncomfortable, man said he was just being friendly, man trespassed from school) Naples High School Barron Collier High School Lorenzo Walker High School Immokalee High School Barron Collier High School Golden Gate Middle School Clewiston Middle School DeSoto High School (Former student trespassed) DeSoto Alternative Center (Mother and daughter trespassed) „ Source: Compiled by WINK News BIRTHDAYS TODAY$7 Sunday Breakfast, Englewood Elks Famous $7 AYCE Breakfast. 8 AM to 12 Noon. 401 N Indiana Avenue. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 9By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITORENGLEWOOD „ Marsha Hinman and her daughter Julie Swanson were on a quest. They needed a dolphin necklace. And they couldnt “nd them anywhere. Hinman and her three children were visiting Swanson from New York. They spent time at a St. Petersburg aquarium where they bought a dolphin necklace as a keepsake from the trip. Swansons young daughter misplaced it. She was very sad. We went to Walmart, Big Lots, shops at Englewood Beach and nobody had a dolphin necklace for sale,Ž Swanson said. My mom took us all to Indian Mound Park and then to the shops along Dearborn Street for Small Business Saturday. Its there we found dolphin necklaces.Ž Swanson said “nding a replacement necklace at a mom and pop shop was fantastic. Im very happy,Ž Swanson said. Julie asked my why I didnt take her to these shops before. We are having a great time.Ž Between shopping, the family enjoyed ice cream outside Irvings Coffee & Creamery. They were so very nice and congenial,Ž Swanson said. They said if we get nice and sticky, we can come back inside and wash our hands.Ž At the nearby Salty Star Z, shop owner Taz Cates blew up blue and white balloons to celebrate Small Business Saturday at A Coastal Emporium. She is one of seven mom and pop store owners who rented space together on Dearborn Street last summer. She makes creations from her tiki hut station surrounded by mermaid memorabilia and wooden paintings with funny sayings. She sells gag gifts like gummy unicorn poopŽ bags for 50 cents. We were all vendors at the Dome Flea Market in Venice,Ž Cates said. We were given less than a months notice the Dome was closing. We had heard businesses were leaving Dearborn Street and some of“ces were going to open. We thought we would “t in well with Ivys on Dearborn. We opened in August. Then Hurricane Irma came along and we had to close again for a month. But now, Irvings opened, Brad (Pike) opened Off the Wave, the Golden Mermaid Boutique opened. These are really cute boutique stores that have unique gifts.Ž For just $5, Frank Petrillo will replace watch batteries. He and his wife Chris own Flamingo Treasures. They were at the Dome for years selling and steel magnetic bracelets and Florida jewelry. They are happy to reopen in Englewood. Red tide was bad this summer,Ž Chris said. My eyes itched and my throat felt like I smoked a box of cigarettes a day,Ž she said. But the customers are coming back. Today they were here in droves. It was one of the best days weve had since we opened. We are really excited that it will continue.Ž Elizabeth Utter, spent most of her day working at Dori Green Miracles shop explaining that not all CBD oils are the same. People will say they got CBD oil cheap off the internet and it didnt work,Ž Utter said. Well you get what you pay for. We sell Green Roads products which are among the most popular in the world because theres real results. I was on multiple medications for imm”amation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My doctor told me to take CBD oil and put a drop under my tongue. I was able to get rid of all of the medications. Now, Im living proof that CBD oil works.Ž Green, the store owner, goes to the Englewood Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday along Dearborn Street to teach people that the CBD oil and creams work on symptoms including hot ”ashes, headaches, muscle pain, anxiety, joint and back pain, frequent urination, irradiated skin, cramps, trouble sleeping, digestive issues and in”ammation. She also sells CBD products for similar symptoms in pets. One huge myth is that you get high from CBD oils,Ž Utter said. Its impossible because the oil is made from the root of the plant. Its processed differently so theres no THC in it which creates a high feeling when smoking pot.Ž Just outside of A Coastal Emporium is Brad Pikes store Off the Wave store. On Saturday, he too made money. I had people come in and tell me they were speci“cally shopping local to support small businesses,Ž said Pike, who sells jewelry made from shells on Englewood and Manasota beaches by artist Holly Tolin. Its been wonderful.Ž Pike, and Ivys on Dearborn owner Karen Tyree, created the Welcome to Dearborn StreetŽ event where more than 20 stores along the strip will open from 4-7 p.m. once a month and some will offer raf”es, discounts, snacks and prizes. The next events are Dec. 12 and Jan. 16. Its great,Ž he said. We hope people will come. They get a wristband, a map of the shops, great deals and a chance at raf”es. The businesses give gifts for baskets. We have seven of them for winners of Shop Small event tonight. They are great for Christmas gifts.ŽEmail: eallen@sun-herald.comFROM PAGE ONEfocus on housing, labor and income. They presented that report to the City Council at Wednesdays regular meeting at 326 W. Marion Ave in Punta Gorda. No of“cial actions were taken by the City Council in response to the presentation. In Charlotte County, the median rent for a two-bedroom home in the county in July 2018 was $1,350 per month, according to the report. Is that affordable rent for the average median income worker in the county? No. Together Charlotte found that for a person making the areas median income of $44,865, can only afford $1,121 a month. This year, the average annual salary in Charlotte County is $38,131. Based on the median household income levels, the average rent/mortgage payment, including utilities, should be no more than $13,500 annually or around $1,122 per month in the area, according to the report. Based on our average annual salaries, if youre a server in Charlotte County and make $18,900 a year, you can afford $472 a month; there is no place for you here,Ž said Angela Hogan, representing Together Charlotte at the meeting As a healthcare worker, someone might make about $50,000. Hogan said that the healthcare workers monthly affordability payment would be around $1,259. If you are kind of in the middle „ retail $28,000 „ you can afford $703 a month. These are the categories of people that we really need to be working on building housing for.Ž Council Member Jaha Cummings, who works with the Punta Gorda Housing Authority, said he has found that there are two big factors when it comes to housing and economic development. If people do not live in our city or even county, the money they receive actually goes where they live. If everyone who works has to live in North Port or Arcadia, those cities receive their money,Ž said Cummings For many local restaurant owners, Cummings said there is also a big concern about employment competition where potential workers can “nd closer housing. There are so many jobs available that someone may pass 10 jobs on their way from Arcadia and North Port to Punta Gorda,Ž said Cummings. (Owners) are concerned that just out of being practical, people are going to not want to work in our economy. To some degree, we are going to have to have (affordable) housing closer to where we are, just on a practical level.ŽEmail: dsutphin@sun-herald.comPLACEFROM PAGE 1the 1970s. A letter provided to parishioners, and obtained by the Highlands News-Sun states that the Diocese of St. Petersburg is conducting an investigation into a complaint made by a person who would have been a minor when Nicholas McLoughlin was a pastor for Corpus Christi Parish in Temple Terrace, from 1973-1982. A request recently for more information on the incident from the Diocese of St. Petersburg was not successful. In a letter dated Aug. 17, 2018, before this months accusation against Nicholas McLoughlin was made public, Bishop Gregory Parkes of St. Petersburg said he was saddened and disturbed by recent news reports about priests and bishops in our country who have harmed so many victims and betrayed our trust through sinful acts and omissions.Ž He further said it was tragic,Ž and he asked forgiveness on behalf of my brother bishops and priests.Ž This came years after more than one lawsuit against the diocese. One “led in March 1997 named the diocese, then Bishop John Nevins, the McLoughlin brothers and a boys choir direc tor, Richard Trepinski. Trepinski and Ed McLoughlin were accused of sexual abuse, while Nevins and Nicholas McLoughlin were alleged to have been negligent in failing to stop the abuse. The Herald-Tribune also reported that the young man said Trepinski molested him for 1 1/2 years. At that time, Ed McLoughlin was assistant pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, which operates a private school on the parish grounds. When the boy con“ded in Ed McLoughlin in 1992 about Trepinski, the Herald-Tribune reported, the priest said he needed to be punished and spanked him. After that, Ed McLoughlin began molesting him, the Herald-Tribune reports, and the abuse continued for 2 1/2 years at the St. Charles Borromeo parish of“ce, the parish house, the boys home and Ed McLoughlins apartment. According to news reports, the settlement called for claims against Ed McLoughlin and Trepinski to be dismissed. In addition to the monetary settlement, the Herald-Tribune reported, the diocese agreed to pay for any future psychological counseling for the former altar boy, who was 13 when the abuse started in 1991. The young man had “led his suit under a “ctitious name, as allowed by Florida law for sexual abuse victims. The main purpose of the lawsuit, as reported at the time, was to bring to light the lack of action by diocese of“cials in such cases and hopefully prevent other children from becoming victims. At the time of the news report, Ed McLoughlin was living in Ireland, and Nevins said hes been relived of his duties. The boys attorney, Sheldon Stevens of Merritt Island, told the Herald-Tribune at that time that the church sent Ed McLoughlin for evaluation in the early 1980s, but a decade later he was still permitted unsupervised contact with boys. Allegedly, teachers making complaints in 1989 cited incidents as early as 1981. Ed McLoughlin was accused again in 2010 of abuse of a boy in the 1980s, the Herald-Tribune reported. For that boy, abuse started in 1984, before age 12, where Ed McLoughlin would allegedly get the boy drunk on sacramental wine, spank him and then sexually batter him. That lawsuit claimed that the boy went to Nicholas McLoughlin in the fall of 1986 and asked for help. Both brothers were, at that time, in their previously mentioned roles at St. Borromeo Church. According to the lawsuit, Nicholas McLoughlin promised to end the abuse but warned the boy of consequences if he told anyone else „ an allegation Nicholas McLoughlin denied. Those dates coincide with the new accusations against Nicholas McLoughlin. Nicholas McLoughlin served as pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, Temple Terrace from 1973 to 1982. He previously served as associate pastor of St. John Vianney, St. Pete Beach and pastor of Bishop Barry and Notre Dame High Schools in St. Petersburg from June 1972 to August 1973. The diocese has noti“ed the State Attorneys of“ce of the most recent allegation. Parishioners of Corpus Christi Parish and St. John Vianney Parish also received announcements of the allegation the weekend of Nov. 3-4, 2018. Any parishioner who is aware of abuse is urged to report the crime to local law enforcement. Parishioners can also contact the diocesan Victim Assistance Minister at 866-407-4505.ABUSEFROM PAGE 1 What you cant find at a big box storeDearborn businesses get support on Small Business Saturday SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHArtist Carol Fabyan arranges her shell work at Ariels Locker inside A Coastal Emporium during the Small Business Saturday event on Dearborn Street in Englewood. Fabyan makes custom shell work, mirrors and frames for clients. By LIZ HARDAWAYSTAFF WRITERTheres a new 911 service where citizens can call if you can, text if you cant.Ž Both the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce and Punta Gorda Police Department 911 centers can now receive text messages, Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce said Friday on Facebook. Texting 911 should only be used when someone is unable to hear or speak „ whether theyre hearing-impaired without access to a TTY „ or when reporting a crime from a situation where they are afraid of being heard when making a voice call. But texting still has its limitations, so calling remains the best option. Even with the limitations, we feel that text to 911 service can be a valuable resource to those that are unable to speak or hear,Ž CCSO said. There is no guarantee that a message will be sent or received, which depends on different phone carriers. Its possible that messages would be received out of order as well, according to CCSO.Email: Lhardaway@sun-herald.comYou can now text the policeCCSO, PGPD release new 911 service HOW TO TEXT 911 FOR HELPInclude the address. Without this, a response could be delayed or not happen at all. Use plain language. No lolŽ or brbŽs, abbreviations, shortcuts or slang. This can hinder the meaning of the message. Not all parties have the same understanding when it comes to abbreviations,Ž CCSO said. No group messages. Dont add them to the group chat. This saves time during an emergency. Calling is still better. Text message communication takes anywhere between four to six seconds longer than a voice call. Those seconds can be crucial in an emergency. Not all counties in Florida have this service. If youre in a county that does not have the 911 text system, you will receive a bounce back message. Dont text and drive. Pull off to the side of the road if need be. Dont misuse the 911 system via voice or text. Its against the law. „ Source: CCSO Delana Hill, 9, a Toledo Blade Elementary School student in North Port, checks out the bracelets at Flamingo Treasures at A Coastal Emporium Saturday.


Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018FROM PAGE ONE In 2006, Charlotte County authorized new zoning for the remote landscape. A total of 19,500 homes are allowed, over the next 20-25 years. The new community sits on 17,800 acres in all, with 4,157 acres in Lee County, bounded by State Road 31, North River Road and the county line. The experiment is whether the planned city in the countys rural interior can become something different from other developments in Florida. Will it protect the water and soil and the wild places that still remain on its borders? Will it become a home for the middle class as well as the rich, the young and the old? Will there be enough to do out there, or will everyone drive to the cities for a social life? Babcock has been on the drawing board since before 2006. Former NFL football player Syd Kitson, CEO of Kitson and Partners, bought 91,000 acres of ranch, wild lands and dirt mine from the Babcock family heirs. The family members wanted to sell and did not want to see the land carved up, the story goes. Kitson stepped in with a proposal to buy the whole property, and sold most of it to the state for $350 million to preserve it. He gave another 440 acres for Florida Power and Light for a solar plant. Then he and others drew up rules that would make the densely populated city as environmentally sound as possible, with a good view of nature. There would be a school, which is now open. There would be rental apartments. There would be more modest homes, currently coming in at Babcock at just under $200,000. Some things that were not well-known, but are coming to fruition, include assisted living for the elderly. We have people who are moving in, and theyre waiting for assisted living, because they need to bring their parents,Ž Kitson said. One of those is Kitsons executive assistant Lisa Hall, who is waiting to move herself, she said, until her parents can move to assisted living. And in some sections, homeowners can build separate structures next to their own, and rent them out. Rentals cannot be short term, but other than that, they are not restricted; for example, it need not be a family member. Several builders are doing accessory apartments,Ž Kitson said. If somebody wants one, they can do it now.Ž Theyre called granny ”ats, but grandparents generally dont live in this type of housing. Today, its more likely to be a millennial child coming home to roost. Either way, it provides a way for a homeowner to generate income from their property. These are banned in many Florida communities, but not in Babcock. So far, new citizens interviewed by the Sun seemed giddy in anticipation of their new life. I think its lived up to expectations,Ž Ernie von Heimburg said. Were at the age where I dont think theres anything thats going to be perfect,Ž said his wife, Karen. I think its amazing what theyve done.Ž Even before moving in, many had met their neighbors online on Facebook pages. Kelli Shuttleworth was just moving in with her husband, two sons and two dogs. But they already knew many people through Facebook and a Moms Night gathering. Everybody hangs out at the splash pad,Ž she said of the fountain area in Founders Square. On Fridays, families with school children gather there. It seems very familyoriented,Ž Shuttleworth said. Its going to be a good place for the kids to grow up.Ž Not so long ago, the Shuttleworths were living in a part of Vermont near the Canadian border called the Northeast Kingdom. They were raising sheep there until Todd started working in food manufacturing. Asked if they were homesick for Vermont, Todd said, a little. Not really, said Kelli. This was the mostVermont place in Florida we could “nd,Ž she said. The Shuttleworths have been living temporarily in Punta Gorda, but decided that living near the water might not be the best long-term option in Florida. We heard about (Hurricane) Charley. We heard about Irma. We heard about what happened. We decided to avoid waterfront,Ž Todd said. Matt and Niestra Ruttenberg have not moved in yet, but were hanging out on the outdoor tables on Founders Square recently. They are gathering at the one restaurant, Table and Tap, at weekly meet-ups with neighbors. We havent even moved in yet, and we already have so many friends,Ž Niestra said. The environmental pitch resonates with many of the pioneer residents. Beth Howlett is doing her own yard work instead of paying for it to be done. The retiree is learning what native plants to use. The homeowners association only allows 30 percent grass in the yard. The rest must be native plants, eventually including the shoreline on the lakes. This requires less water, and less mowing, Kitson told the Sun. After watching the increasing congestion and environmental stress in coastal Lee County, the von Heimbergs were drawn to the environmental message. We liked the sustainability here, and being in nature,Ž Karen said. The other thing that new residents want, more than privacy or a backyard pool, is a sense of community. Linda Mignano has set out two metal folding chairs on her small front porch for her and her husband to sit in „ where they can watch as the construction workers labor across the street on the new homes. They are still waiting for their regular furniture to arrive. They spent 10 years in Fort Myers. We said wed never go back,Ž she said. Mignano is hopeful that Babcock will build into a real community. Thats the way it used to be, community,Ž she said. Weve gotten away from that.Ž Not everything about the future Babcock appeals to the newest residents. Two things have generated some concern „ golf courses and gated communities. Its the gated community that most disappointed Karen von Heimburg. That surprises me,Ž she said of the news that there would be such subdivisions developing within Babcock. I think people today are too concerned about security instead of caring about each other.Ž The gates bothered her more than the news that golf communities would be coming soon. As long as its not near me,Ž she said of the golf courses. I thought thats what they were trying to get away from.Ž Severance said Babcock was always designed and authorized to have up to three golf courses. This is true, even though Kitson originally pitched the community as not the typical golf course subdivision. Any golf course will have to follow strict rules to prevent undue environmental impact, he said. At the end of the day, its always been something that we have contemplated,Ž Severance said. I think they can be complementary. Golf is a choice some people want to make. ... They still have to work with all the (environmental) restrictions.Ž Weve always been entitled to 54 holes of golf,Ž said Severance. Any community needs to have options, he said. Especially as large as we are, you would need to be able to satisfy the market,Ž Severance said. Thats “ne,Ž Howlett said of gates and golf. Its not my lifestyle.Ž As long as she doesnt have to join a golf club, Mignano said shes OK with a golf subdivision elsewhere in the community. You cant control everything in your life,Ž she said. The Ruttenbergs also accept the idea of a golf course and gates, elsewhere. This is a city. Its not just a gated community,Ž Niestra Ruttenberg said. What do they want to see more of? The von Heimburgs are hoping for more birds. They believe the birds will come with more trees. Babcock has already transplanted more than 200 mature oaks and pines from places on the property where roads went in. More trees are on the way, Hall said. We cant wait for more restaurants, more to do,Ž said Niestra Ruttenberg. A movie theater would be nice,Ž said her husband Matt. Karen von Heimberg wants a library. Babcock management told her thats a county government decision. In other parts of the state, one thing that worries many homeowners is to be living near apartment renters, who have less invested “nancially in their home. But the newest Babcock residents believe that the community will need that. I think thats “ne,Ž said Karen von Heimburg. The philosophy of the town was to have something for everyone,Ž said Howlett.Email: ecalvert@sun-herald.comRESIDENTSFROM PAGE 1past 13 years fending off critics. For example, “ve nationally aligned environmental groups backed his plan to buy 92,000 acres and sell 73,000 acres of that to the state for $350 million. Then the Sierra Club “led a lawsuit. Both sides worked out a compromise that had Babcock dropping plans to build an old-Florida style subdivision in the north section, and place a wildlife corridor there instead. Today, Kitson said Cummings fears have been unfounded and inaccurate. Babcock paid to build its own school. It pumps its own water out of an aquifer so it doesnt need water lines from the county. It has its own sewage treatment plant. It built a sheriffs substation. There is no way to look at the numbers and conclude that Babcock Ranch is anything but a boon for Charlotte County „ in terms of job creation and tax revenues as well as environmental preservation,Ž Kitson told the Sun If Babcock had not come forward with its vision of a city for 50,000 people, other developers were waiting in the wings „ with more money „ Babcock family heirs said at the time. Environmental groups backed Kitson, because the alternative was going to be 10-acre ranchettes, each with its own water well and septic “eld. Those are the zoning laws for the countys rural areas „ one house, and 10 acres. The vast stretch where cattle roamed and alligators lurked, would have gradually been carved up. At Babcock, Kitson said, All of the density is on 9,000 acres, not 90,000.Ž The state could not offer more than it eventually paid for the property. Negotiations revealed later that Kitson & Partners arranged a complex deal of $700 million to buy the entire property from the Babcock heirs. For some, the spread of people throughout the state is inevitable. When youve got 1,000 people a day moving into the state, it makes sense to do it in a sensible way,Ž Kitson said. Current County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch takes the long view. At some point in the future, the whole county will be developed,Ž he said. At some point in the future, Charlotte County will have another city (besides Punta Gorda).Ž He personally hopes it will be Englewood, he said, but it may end up being Babcock Ranch. I think Babcock in the long run is going to be an asset.Ž Of restraining development outside the urban core, Deutsch said, Im not in favor of being overly restrictive. ... Were growing at a very comfortable and methodical pace.Ž As for the effect of Babcock on property values, he spoke philosophically: The housing market always seeks its own level, as long as builders continue to build and make a pro“t.Ž Babcock will never be true waterfront property, in Deutschs mind, even though it is “lled with lakes that were once rock mines. Its creative. Its innovative. Its appealing. Its attractive,Ž he said of Babcock. But theyre not on the Gulf and they dont have easy access to the Gulf.Ž Our greatest access is the Peace River, and thats not going to change.Ž Kitson gets aggravated that old accusations never die, but he reminds himself that he needs to hear the critics. Its important to listen to those people,Ž he said. We want to be good neighbors, and we will continue to strive to be good neighbors.ŽEmail:ecalvert@sun-herald.comGOODFROM PAGE 1of the installation at the massive property. In 2016, FPL installed the largest battery system in U.S. solar utility history at Babcock. That is 10 industrial-size batteries holding 10 megawatts of power. The batteries can generate at full power for about four hours, which is not enough to last through the night or a cloudy day. But the use of batteries with solar serves other critical needs for an electric company. The batteries are ef“cient at supplying on-demand power during demand spikes. Batteries are better at this than the traditional power supplies of coal, gas and nuclear, according to a recent article in Barrons Magazine. So FPL is now experimenting with batteries in places like Miami where high-rise apartment buildings need sudden power to handle the evening spike in air conditioning. Also, utilities get investment tax credits for these batteries, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. By 2022, Florida, which started out at the back of the pack in solar nationally, could move to No. 2 in the nation, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. FPL did not jump into solar earlier because it was not cost-effective for customers, Daly said. States like California, Massachusetts and Hawaii have much higher electric rates. Regulators there set the stage early with rules that forced utilities to participate or offer incentives that encouraged consumers. Florida started down that road only recently. Utilities, as they function now, lose money if everyone puts solar power on their roof. FPLs approach is to centralize solar and lower the cost to consumers. Today, FPL calculates that it is saving its customers $100 million with its eight solar plants over 25 years, Daly said. New residents at Babcock have the option of adding their own solar panels, and participating in that great feeling of seeing how much power you didnt buy from FPL this month, or even how much money FPL paid you. So, why are there so few solar panels on houses in Florida? The payback on a solar system is currently about 10-15 years in Florida, said Daly. Florida does not provide construction subsidies in the form of tax credits like other states. And Floridas low rates make the payback longer. Florida has many retirees, and the typical homeowner here may not plan to stay that long, Daly said. With all this energy being generated, how do the residents of Babcock feel a part of it? The newest residents admit they thought their relationship with electrical power would look more like households that have rooftop solar. Those households see the reduction in their bill depending on how much power their panels generate. If they generate more than they need, the utility has to pay them. At Babcock, its stated on the community webpage, residents get a bill like everybody else with FPL. The savings they see are due in part to very ef“ciently constructed homes, Kitson has said. Also, FPL has rates about 25 percent lower than the national average, and that rate has dropped rather than increased in recent years, Daly said. I think weve done a good job of communicating that even though its energy from the sun, energy is not free,Ž said Rick Severance, adding that no one had submitted plans for solar panels, although theres a lot of talk. Babcock residents are motivated, however. Beth Howlett, a new Babcock resident and retiree, said she wants to be directly involved with solar generation. So she is planning to install panels on her house. This is her retirement home, and her dream home. Other residents said they were somewhat surprised to learn they would not see special billing for having subsidized the huge solar array. I was sort of disappointed,Ž Linda Mignano said of the disconnect on solar. She thinks many people misconstrue the solar pitch, and think they will see it on their bill. The Ruttenbergs also were disappointed, and considered adding panels to their house. It didnt look like panels would be a good deal, however, they said. Other residents, like Ernie and Karen von Heimburg, shrugged off the news. For them, the environmental contribution is the most important factor. Weve come to realize its a very fragile planet,Ž Ernie von Heimburg said. The fact that (Babcock is) solar-powered is really bright.ŽEmail:ecalvert@sun-herald.comPOWERFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY JERRY BEARDTodd Shuttleworth explains why he and his family moved from Vermont to Babcock Ranch, as son Grant looks over his shoulder. The school here (at Babcock) teaches our kids to be creative.Ž


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ANNOUNCEDFlorida SouthWestern Collegiate High School announced their students of the month for October € See page 13 WATERFEST BRINGS ECONOMIC BOOSTBeach business owners cite economic boost from Waterfest € See page 13 FISHERME NS VILLAG E HOLIDAY LIGHTINGFishermens Village celebrated the season with its Annual Holiday Lighting in Punta Gorda. € See page 20OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES Sunday, November 25, 2018 381 Tarpon Ave., Boca Grande 196 Medalist Road, Rotonda West 1175 Highland Greens, Venice Address: 381 Tarpon Ave., Boca Grande FL 33921 County: Lee Year Built: 1926 List Price: $2,600,000 LP/Sq.Ft: $2,462.12 Garage/Carport: None Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 1,056 Total Acreage: 10,849 sq ft Pool: No Location: Boca Grande Listing Agent: John Harms 941-232-5397 Brokerage: Hendricks, Harms & Associates Address: 196 Medalist Road, Rotonda West FL 33947 County: Charlotte Year Built: 2006 List Price: $349,900 LP/SqFt: $167.26 Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft Heated: 2,092 Total Acreage: 9,599 sq ft Pool: Yes Location: Rotonda West Listing Agent: Linda Fuch 941-2702978 and John Harms 941-232-5397 Brokerage: Hendricks, Harms & Associates Address: 1175 Highland Greens Drive, Venice, FL 34285 County: Sarasota Year Built: 1995 List Price: $399,000 LP/SqFt: $149 Garage/Carport: 2 car attached Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft Heated: 2,661 Total Acreage: .18 Pool: Community Location: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Listing Agent/ Brokerage: Charryl Youman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Realty, 941-468-5215 Question: After reading your article in the 10/07/18 Sun about restrictions, I have a question. How valid are deed restrictions ? I read in the Charlotte Sun about a hotel being built on a piece of property in the City of Punta Gorda. It was given to the city with a deed restriction that no business, including a store or a hotel, could be built on the property. But, there is a hotel being built on the property. The claim is that the restriction is over 30 years old and does not apply in todays world. Answer: Because your question pertains to a specific property, and to the possible existence of recorded deed restrictions pertaining that property, you would need to consult with real estate attorney to answer your question. However, here is some general information Ive picked up over the years. There are many misconceptions regarding deed restrictions. Well clear up a few of them today. Deed restrictions are typically recorded in the public records of the county where the deed-restricted property is located. A good first step would be to ask the county for assistance in obtaining a recorded copy. Begin with the county clerks office. Its hard to imagine that you could enforce deed restrictions unless you can prove their existence. Heres a case in point. I served three years as a director, and one year as a vice president for the largest mandatory homeowners association (HOA) in Florida. For years, it had been widely assumed that there existed a recorded document, called the Antes Agreement.Ž It supposedly restricted area golf course properties from ever being used as anything but golf courses. When the existence of this document was challenged, no one could prove it existed. The story had a happy ending, as today one of the golf courses was recently developed into a popular community center and community park. This underscores the importance of locating the document you referenced. If it doesnt exist, it cant be valid. If you locate the document, youll need to read it to see if its still valid. Circa 2005, my fellow Realtor, Jean, told me one reason she moved into her North Englewood neighborhood was because it was deed-restricted. The deed restrictions were written to expire in 30 years, unless the homeowners followed the procedure for renewing them. No one was paying attention and the deed restrictions expired. Your reference to the explanation given to you, that the restriction is over 30 years old and does not applyŽ leads me to suspect the restrictions you cite may have met the same fate. Another tidbit Ive learned over the years is that the homeowners association (HOA) is not the only entity that can enforce deed restrictions. This is good to know in the event the HOA has disbanded. I learned this from a gentleman in West Charlotte County. His home and his neighbors home were located in a very wellestablished, waterfront neighborhood. There was no HOA, but the deed restrictions were still valid. His neighbor violated the deed restrictions by building a fence that infringed on his views. The aggrieved neighbor stuck to his guns as the case worked its way all the way to the State Supreme Court. He won, and the fence came down. He reported to me that he accrued about $20,000 in legal fees. I dont know if the court ordered the defendant to reimburse the plaintiff. Either way, thats a lot to risk. So, in summary, theres a lot more to know about deed restrictions than meets the eye. Your best bet is to consult a Florida-licensed, realestate attorney. Brett Slattery is broker/owner of Brett Slattery Realty LLC in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all emailed questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430,, or www.BrettSlattery. com.How valid are deed restrictions? Brett SLATTERYColumnist


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy TONY MARREROTAMPA BAY TIMESIt was early summer 1998, and Florida was on “re. An extended drought had created tinder box conditions across the state, and the rainy season that could have cut short the catastrophe showed up late that year. Each day we kept expecting the rains to come, and they just did not come,Ž recalled Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karls, who was an assistant chief with the agency at the time. We had “res from Panama City essentially to the Everglades.Ž Between April and July, when the summer rains “nally came, more than half a million acres had burned, thousands of residents had ”ed their homes and hundreds of structures had been damaged or destroyed. Against the odds, no deaths as a direct result of the “res were reported. It would go down as one of the worst “re seasons in state history. But despite the extensive statewide effects, the episode doesnt approach the horror playing out in northern California, where people have been burned alive in homes and cars trying to ”ee. The death toll by Wednesday had climbed past 80, with more than 800 listed as missing. Experts say there are some key differences between the two states that make that scale of destructive tragedy unlikely in Florida. But the Sunshine State is still one of the most “re prone environments in the world, said Kevin Hiers, a wildland “re scientist for the Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy in Tallahassee. Floridians, Hiers said, shouldnt dismiss the danger. They see a lot of green forest and trees, and dont realize how fast and how hot our forests burn.Ž When it comes to “re threat, Florida has climate and geography on its side. The Mediterranean climate in California is drier than subtropical Florida, where the relative humidity is higher, said Tim Sedlock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Melbourne. And California has been in the grips of moderate to extreme drought for several years now. The drier conditions feed the “re,Ž Sedlock said. Californias hilly and mountainous terrain is also a factor „ ”ames race up and down the slopes, especially when fueled by the powerful, dry Santa Ana winds. But there is plenty of potential fuel in Floridas pinelands, sand hills, prairies and wetlands. The trees, shrubs and other ”ora have evolved to burn through “res sparked by lightning. Without regular “re, wildlife grows scarce as ”ourishing shrubs and small trees shade out native grasses and wild”owers. Developers have built homes and businesses right up against these “re-prone wildlands, Hiers said. We do have a number of communities that are exceptionally vulnerable to catastrophic wild“re,Ž Hiers said. Unrestrained development in areas that are “re prone is not unique to California.Ž But unlike California, Florida has for decades worked aggressively to burn off that fuel in a controlled way before Mother Nature decides to do it herself. The answer to wild“re,Ž Hiers said, is actually more “re.Ž In the early 1900s, both California and Florida had a culture of so-called light burning, allowing local of“cials and private property owners to conduct prescribed burns to get rid of accumulated fuel, Hiers said. But then the states respective strategies diverged. Californias forest service snuffed outŽ that culture by ratcheting back the ability to do prescribed burns, Hiers said. Meanwhile in Florida, wildlife biologist and Tall Timbers founder Herbert Stoddard led the charge to preserve the ability to burn to bene“t the states ecology. As development boomed, it became clear that targeted burns also made the state safer for a growing number of residents. By the 1990s, the Florida Forest Service was permitting prescribed burns on some 1.8 million acres each year, according to Karels, the state forestry director. That “gure is now up to about 2.3 million. California of“cials have acknowledged that a century of “re suppression was the wrong course. But now its such a complicated landscape,Ž Hiers said. The fuels are so heavy, the development so complex that setting “re now requires a lot of money, a lot of resources and a lot of planning, and they just cannot achieve the scale to quickly burn their way out of the problem.Ž In Hillsborough County, many neighborhoods border swaths of wildlands such as the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and the Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve, said Ken Bradshaw, operations manager for the countys Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department. Those are the types of areas where teams plan some 60 prescribed burns each year. The county currently burns 4,000 to 6,000 acres annually but is aiming to reach 9,500, Bradshaw said. Some residents complain about the smoke but most understand the reason for the burns, he said. To get the burning done, there will be times when they will see and smell smoke. If they can bear with us through those short periods of time, theres de“nitely a bene“t.Ž Though Floridas high humidity and frequent rains keep the “re risk under control in most years, the state will see a bad “re year every three to “ve years, during especially dry stretches. Unlike California, where a few large “res devastate vast swaths of land, a bad year in Florida means several smaller “res throughout the state. In 2017, one of the worst wild“re seasons in years, more than 100 active wild“res were burning across the state by April. Then there are years like 1998, when conditions coalesced to create a statewide con”agration. A wet winter gave way to a dry spring and summer, pushing the drought index past 700 on a scale of 800. Temperatures and humidity readings were similar to those often seen in western states. Most of the “res burned in the northeastern part of the state. More than 120,000 residents evacuated, according to a state Department of Health report. Just before the July 4th holiday, all of Flagler County was ordered to evacuate. People suffered burns, heat-related illness and respiratory issues from smoke that blanketed the state. Three indirect deaths were blamed on the blazes, according to the report. All told, the “res caused roughly $620 million in losses and damages. The Tampa Bay area emerged generally unscathed. Karels got a birds-eye view of the “res as the assistant chief overseeing more than 150 planes and helicopters battling the blazes, at the time the largest “re“ghting ”eet ever assembled, he said. Karels said it was clear the “res could have been worse without the states prescribed burn efforts. There were a number of documented cases where “re“ghters were able to keep the upper hand on wild“res because fuel had already been burned away. We were able to protect a vast number of homesŽ in those areas, he said. Improved technology in the last 20 years has made the state much better prepared for the next extreme “re season. Satellite imagery and laser surveying help land managers and scientists assess fuel loads and target resources where the risk is higher, Hiers said. The same technology also helps devise battle plans after wild“res start. But all of those things do not guarantee that we wont be overwhelmed in the event of a very serious drought,Ž Hiers said, and I think thats the take home message for the people of Florida.ŽTracking wildfire with fireFlorida faces wildfire risks, but not like California JAMES BORCHUCK, TAMPA BAY TIMESEric Boettcher, an Environmental Land Management technician, uses a drop torch to light a back “re at the Ala“a River Corridor Nature Preserve outside Tampa. Ocials this week were carrying out a controlled burn of 90 acres to get rid of non-native groun d vegetation and reduce the threat of wild“re. QUIT YOUR WAY Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center is Call 941-552-1283 Includes FREE DOUBLES Program covers all forms of tobacco. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITERENGLEWOOD „ If any Englewood business owner has a complaint about the fourth annual Englewood Beach Waterfest, Mike Stipp might top that list. But he doesnt. Stipp sees the economic bene“t of Waterfest to Englewood. Stipp, the owner of Allure Rentals on Beach Road, had to close his of“ce during the two days of Offshore Powerboat Association powerboat racing off Manasota Key. He rents kayaks, canoes, personal watercraft, skiffs and other boats. His clients launch in the “nger canal opposite Chadwick Park. The racing boats were lowered and lifted into Lemon Bay at Chadwick Park, across street from Englewood Beach. The only money Stipp could make was to charge spectators for parking on his property. I dont mind closing for two days,Ž Stipp said. He like other Englewood business owners suffered signi“cant losses all summer from the persistent red tide blooms that chased tourists and other visitors away. As long as the Englewood community is happy, Im happy,Ž he said of Waterfest, citing how the races attracted thousands of people who discover Englewood. Other Manasota Key businesses appreciated the economic boost Waterfest provided. Since June, we havent done so well „ it was bad,Ž said Jose Valderrama, owner of Geraldis pizza, subs and Italian restaurant on Beach Road. Valderrama needed the boost Waterfest provided and hes hoping the cooler weather might be a sign that the red tide will be receding. Island Court Seafood owner Monica Sheckler also saw a big boost from racing teams and spectators who stopped and bought stone crabs claws, which shes selling for $24 to $39 a pound, depending upon the size of the claws. Manasota Key restaurants count Waterfest as a success „ and a success for their businesses. It was awesome,Ž said Rocket Atamanchuk, owner of the Lock N Key and SandBar Tiki & Grille. He just “nished remodeling and reopened Lock N Key on the eve of Waterfest. The feedback I heard from everyone was what a great, great time they had. And (Waterfest) is de“nitely an economic shot in the arm,Ž he said. Atamanchuks two restaurants met their expectations. From what hes heard from the race teams, they love coming to Englewood.Ž Jill Hemmes is the owner of the Waverly restaurant and bar on Manasota Key and the Beach Road Bistro. Both restaurants did well during the Waterfest races. It was good, not crazy busy; I want crazy busy,Ž Hemmes quipped. Her Bistro saw most of its business at night, after the races, and many of her customers were members of the racing teams. The red tide, she suspects, is keeping some people, those who traditionally come to this area in the fall, from visiting Englewood. With the cold winter and the red tide not here, I expect people will be here in January,Ž Hemmes said. People need to come out and support their local businesses.Email: reilly@sun-herald.comBeach business owners cite economic boost from Waterfest SUN PHOTOS BY SANDY MACYSThousands came out to see boat racing at Waterfest the weekend of Nov. 17-18. The boat sponsored by The Waverly Restaurant & Bar is lowered into Lemon Bay prior to racing. By BRIANNA KWASNIKSTAFF WRITERPunta Gorda Airport offers Flight Fast Track (FFT), an accelerated ”ight training school. FFT is a three-week private pilot course, with accelerated courses in instrument training, CFI training, and commercial multiengine and commercial single-engine courses. According to ”ypgd. com, FFTs David Schall loves showing people the possibilities of ”ight. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESWKDW 97.5 FM is hosting a community event Tuesday in North Port with live music and food to highlight nonpro“ts and groups seeking donations during the holiday season. #GivingTuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and serves as the international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. The event is scheduled from 6-10 p.m. in the Springs Plaza parking lot at 12735 Tamaimi Trail in North Port, according to a release from WKDW. #GivingTuesday is a day to remind those in our community that there are many ways for you to give, not only on #GivingTuesday but throughout the year,Ž the release states. The station is a 501(c)(3) run by volunteers. Tuesdays event will bring together nonpro“ts, school and faith-based organizations, the Big Red Bus for blood donation, and more. It will be an opportunity to see what is available in your community and to do some holiday shopping or giving,Ž the release states. The City of North Port, City of Punta Gorda, City of Venice, and Sarasota and Charlotte counties have all proclaimed Tuesday, November 27th, as #GivingTuesday, a day to thank those that give back and come together in the spirit of making a difference in their communities.Ž Also, WKDW will offer live coverage to helpers, charities and nonpro“ts from from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, broadcast on 97.5 FM, and on its website, according to the release. This is open to all from the individual that helps a neighbor, a business that sponsors, donates, provides pro bono work, the organization that helps their community, (or) the nonpro“t whose sole purpose is to be part of their community,Ž states the release. #GIVINGTUESDAY is the perfect opportunity to remind people the reason for the Season.Ž Call-ins and pledges will also be taken between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on #GivingTuesday, according to the release. To schedule a time on air, or more information email marie@kdwradio or, or call 941-564-8739.Event planned to boost FGCU scholarshipsA free concert is planned to collect donations for scholarships bene“ting Charlotte County residents enrolling in Florida Gulf Coast University. The event is slated Feb. 12, at Charlotte Sports Park with doors opening at 5 p.m., according to information from organizers with The FGCU Advisory Committee at Herald Court in Punta Gorda. The fund will be maintained and administered by the FGCU Foundation in Fort Myers, and all funding collected during the event will go there, according to organizers. The Goldtones, a 50s & 60s musical group, will be performing after guest speakers discuss the importance of education. Donations will be accepted throughout the event.Banks collecting gifts, offering Santa photo opsCharlotte State Bank & Trust locations are accepting holiday donations to help area children in need. The banks six locations are collecting new toys, clothing and other wish listŽ items on behalf of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program and the Salvation Army, according to a release from Charlotte State Bank & Trust. The charitable organizations will distribute the gifts in time for Christmas. Guardian ad Litem gift trees are on display at the following Charlotte State Bank & Trust locations: € Murdock of“ce, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte € North Port of“ce, 4300 Aidan Lane, North Port € Parkside of“ce, 3002 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte € Peachland of“ce, 24163 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte Salvation Army wish lists are at the following locations: € Charlotte Harbor of“ce, 23112 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor € Punta Gorda of“ce, 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda The names and ages of area children in need are written on wish list cards. Customers and visitors to the banks can select one or more of the cards, purchase appropriate gifts for the children, then return the unwrapped gifts and wish lists to the bank of“ce. The Guardian ad Litem gift drive concludes Dec. 7, and the Salvation Army drive ends Dec. 12. Bank lobbies are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at bank locations for photos ops. No appointments are necessary and treats will be offered. Guests may take their own photographs or receive assistance from bank staff. The Clauses will be at the following of“ces from 4-6 p.m. on the days indicated: € Punta Gorda of“ce, 2331 Tamiami Trail, Friday, Nov. 30. € North Port of“ce, 4300 Aidan Lane, Friday, Dec. 7. € Peachland of“ce, 24163 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte, Friday, Dec 14. € Murdock of“ce, 1100 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Friday, Dec. 21. „ Compiled by Andrea Praegitzer. Email News of Note and .JPEG photos to Apraegitzer@sun-herald. com.Charities want your help #GivingTuesdayLearn more about giving during Tuesday event in North Port PROVIDED BY DR. DEBBIE PSIHOUNTASThe insurance industry is growing, especially here in Florida. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has estimated that the insurance industry will add more than 6,000 new jobs per year through the year 2025. In addition, more than 8,500 positions will be left open by retiring workers in the same time-frame. In response to this current trend, the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) has formed workforce development partnerships with colleges throughout the state to promote risk management and insurance associate degree programs. Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is excited to be a part of this partnership and launch its new program in Risk Management and Insurance. By completing the degree program, students are prepared to enter the workforce as a licensed insurance agent after graduation. Currently, there are eight Florida colleges offering a risk management program and “ve more have programs in development. FSW is one of those in development and is the only college in Southwest Florida offering its students this unique opportunity. Beginning with the Spring 2019 semester, students who are enrolled in FSWs AS in Business Administration and Management degree can choose to follow the Risk Management track. This track includes three Risk Management courses that will provide students with the necessary education to enter the insurance industry upon graduation. Students who complete the Risk Management program will have earned their AS in Business Administration and Management, a College Credit Certi“cate in Risk Management and Insurance Management, and as an added bonus, they will be waived from the state-mandated insurance licensing exams and will be licensed by the state of Florida. The local community of insurance salespeople and business owners are in support of the program and have expressed an interest in providing internship and mentorship opportunities to the students who enroll in the program. In addition, stud ents will have an opportunity to learn from professionals within the insurance community who will share their real-world experience and expertise with the students in the program. Scholarship opportunities are also being developed for students, beginning with a recent $5,000 donation from the Good Works Fund, and will be available soon. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 5OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESFriday before noon, Thomas McDowell, 63, stumbled through McGGuire Park in Port Charlotte, drinking beer and offering candy to children, according to court records. While yelling at himself and drinking a can of Budweiser beer in front of parents and their children on the splash pad, McDowell was approached by a Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce deputy who told him open containers werent allowed in county parks, an af“davit states. CCSO had received a call about parents being uncomfortable with his drinking and their children being offered candy. McDowell has been charged with violating open container laws in Charlotte County six times and for disorderly intoxication eight times. He was adjudicated guilty for violating open container laws and disorderly intoxication twice for each, according to Charlotte County court records. He was arrested Friday for disorderly intoxication and open container and was being held on $2,000 bond, jail records show.The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Kristile Nicole Lacosse, 35, of Sebring, Fla. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Kimberly Ann Rose, 52, 200 block of Harvey St., Punta Gorda. Charges: disorderly intoxication and resisting ocer without violence. Bond: $3,500. € Devon Anthony McDonald, 29, 600 block of Bowman Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: tamper with or fabricate physical evidence. Bond: none. € Megan Ann Gustincic, 23, 500 block of Lowell Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: fugitive from justice. Bond: none. € Richard Aaron Hohn, 44, 500 block of Lincoln Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery of person 65 years or older. Bond: none. € Anthony Benjamin Miller, 36, 200 block of Rockwood Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: three counts of battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $6,000. € Christopher Lee Allen, 39, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charges: o bond/forfeiture/revocations and second degree larceny. Bond: $2,000. € Michael Lee Brookbank, 53, of North Fort Myers. Charges: knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked and driver present with non-current insurance. Bond: $3,500. € John Paul Trowbridge, 50, 26500 block of Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. € Sara Rhishea Louis, 27, 5000 block of Administration St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: $2,000. € Annemarie Susan Peterson, 47, 2200 block of Ednor St., Port Charlotte. Charges: failure to appear and underlying charge. Bond: $5,000. € Coty Joseph Bonilla, 33, 2800 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and two counts of o bond/forfeiture/ revocations. Bond: $5,000. € Angel Anthony Rivera, 42, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charge: aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Bond: none. € Cailey Malon Dills, 19, 8300 block of Elijo Court, Englewood. Charges: possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Bond: $9,000. € Melanie Marie Parkin, 45, 10100 block of Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda. Charges: grand theft of “rearm, false owner information on pawned items valued less than $300 and possession of “rearm ammunition or weapon by Florida convicted felon. Bond: none. € Jerey Alan Grove, 50, 200 block of Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: operate a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. € Robert Anthony Woody, 29, 300 block of Fitzhugh Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: battery by intentional touch or strike. Bond: none. € Oscar Antonio Martinez-Ayala, 29, 22000 block of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: operate a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. „ Compiled by Liz HardawayIntoxicated man offers candy to children at park, police say MCDOWELLThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. POLICE BEAT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDANOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2018-33 was read for “ rst reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES OBITUARIESCHARLOTTE Donald Chilcoat Royston Donald Chilcoat Royston passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, with his wife in attendance. Donald DonŽ was born to George and Hilda Royston in Reisterstown, Md. June 6, 1933. He exercised race horses earning enough money to begin his passion with cars owning, at age 14, a 1941 Lincoln Continental while in high school and eventually owning over 79 different convertibles, still owning “ve. He always owned convertibles, his theory being if the top goes down, the price goes upŽ which served him well throughout his colorful life. His occupations were in Banking, Marketing and Public Relations, (being a very close friend of former Governor of Maryland, William D. Schaefer, deceased). He also developed land and was very active in the Stock Market since 1961. Don served in the U.S. Army in the Washington, D.C. area also attending Auctioneers School in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Antique Car Hobby became his passion forming the Antique Car Club of Greater Baltimore boasting 500 plus members. He promoted Corvettes (participating in Rallies) also Renaults, Nissan and American Motors for 15 years. Now living in Florida as a permanent resident since 1997, he was a member of the Punta Gorda and Charlotte County Chambers of Commerce, volunteering for the Salvation Army for 20 years and becoming a columnist for the Sun Newspapers in 2 008 as the You Auto KnowŽ columnist. Don was a member of Antique Automobile Club of America since 1958. in 1999 he and his friend, Floyd Cof“eld formed the Veteran (now Vintage) Motor Car Club of America. In 2010 the National VMCCA made this Chapter the SW Florida Region covering from Bradenton area to Naples. The Antique Car hobby has taken him to 44 states and three European Tours. Don will be taken to rest in his family founded Dover Methodist Church, Dover, Md. to be with the rest of his family being the last one. Don is survived by his wife of 11 years, Leona LeeŽ, two step-daughters, Leona Land and grandson Jacob of Lakeland, Fl. and Michelle Shadowens, (Curtis) of Houston, TX. The community and car hobby has lost a most knowledgeable and dedicated Car GuyŽ. A Celebration of Life will be held after the “rst of the year.Anthony Michael GismondiAnthony Michael Gismondi, 74, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.Max Robert Farrell Max Robert Farrell, 92, passed away at 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Fla. Max is survived by his sister Mary Napolis of Le Mesa, Calif. Max was born in Edgar County, Ill., on Jan. 9, 1926, son of the late John E. and Bessie (Houston) Farrell. He was a WWII War Veteran who served as a B29 Gunnery Instructor from 1944-1946. Max is an alumnus of the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Commerce „ Accounting. After graduation in 1950, Max was employed by the S. S. Kresge Co. in a Management Training program at Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana, and Pontiac, Michigan. He was employed by Public Service Indiana, an investor owned electric utility company, from 1952-1971. Max held responsible Accountancy and Functional Management roles and served as District Manager at Clinton, Indiana and Area Manager at Greencastle, Ind., with responsibility for Construction, Maintenance and Operations of the Electric Utilities System. In 1971, Max was employed by Iowa Southern Utilities, Inc. as Northern District Manager (Newton, Iowa, 1972-1984) and Eastern District Manager (Burlington, Iowa) until his retirement in 1987. Max was married to Barbara (BarbŽ) Lou Harden in 1972 and very early in their marriage agreed, If you do not speak for me, I will not speak for you.Ž Their respectful relationship led Barb to regard her husband as her best friend,Ž having very high standards of honesty, truthfulness, fairness and ethical conduct.Ž She always supported Max in his civic responsibilities. Barb died of cancer in April of 2008. Throughout his life and professional career, Max strongly supported social responsibility and was a proactive proponent of corporate social responsibility. He was a member of Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs and Director and President of the Chamber of Commerce in Clinton, Indiana and Newton, Iowa. After Barb and Max retired to Florida in 1987, Max remained active in the community. In 1992, Max ran and was elected to the Boar d the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners where he served as Commissioner until 1996. Max is remembered as a champion of Limited Government.Ž Max was a “rm believer that the marketŽ is the best system for the production and distribution of goods and services, not perfect but better than the other choices.Ž He also believed that people have responsibility to earn their wayŽ and was supportive of people who did so. This inclination naturally led him to support education. Max observed that American Society is lacking opportunities for vocational education and created a scholarship fund for the bene“t of vocational students at the Charlotte Technical Center in Murdock, Florida. In addition to his parents, Max is preceded in death by his wife, Barb, and three brothers, William, James and John Farrell. Maxs remains will be buried next to his wife near Terre Haute, Indiana. The National Cremation S ociety and Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute, IN are in charge of arrangements.NORTH PORT Bertha M. (Goguen) LeBlanc Bertha M. (Goguen) LeBlanc, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at her residence, after an illness. Her Son, Timothy LeBlanc, took her hand on Nov. 17, 2018 to join her with her holy journey while in the comfort of Hospice care. Bertha was born in St. Paul, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Henry and Mary Jane (LeBlanc) Goguen. She worked as a Seamstress and the partial owner of B & B Alterations. She enjoyed reading, sewing and quilting. She loved having her family & friends around and being able to make them feel comfortable, graciously sharing her table and home. She had a generous heart and truly loved being able to care for others with her quilted blankets. She is survived by her husband Donald LeBlanc of North Port. She leaves three sons, Timothy LeBlanc, wife Mary of Venice Florida, Steven LeBlanc, wife Susan of Ashburnham, Massachusetts and Kenneth LeBlanc, wife Lori of Grandy, Massachusetts; two daughters, Sharon LeBlanc, husband Douglas of Williamstown Massachusetts and JoAnne Milller, husband Todd of Nottingham, New Hampshire; a special niece, Joyce Lacey, husband Paul; three grandsons; Charles Rosenbusch, Andrew LeBlanc, Jonathan LeBlanc, granddaughter, Samatha Fehling, great-grandson, Grant Fehling; three brothers, Clarence Goguen of Canada, Henry Goguen of Florida, and Lawrence Goguen of Florida; and three sisters, Eleanor Gariepy, Catherine Poirier, and Jeannette Davis all of Florida. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Alfred Goguen, Edgar Goguen, Raymond Goguen and Ernest G oguen; and three sisters, Lydia Hamel, Dora Pelletier and Clara Nadeau. Bertha and Timothys celebration of life services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241. In lieu of ”owers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at REPORTENGLEWOOD „ Gifted creators of all artistic disciplines are invited to live and work at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood. During their residencies, they share their talents with the community. Fridays @ 5Ž is the latest iteration of this outreach. This free series encompasses artist talks and readings, glimpses of the creation of works-in-progress, and live performances of music, theater, poetry and more. All presentations take place at 5 p.m. Three are on the beach, and three are in the Palm House in the Hermitage complex. Whether a program is indoors or outdoors, attendees are invited to stay and enjoy the beach afterwards. Bruce Rodgers, the Hermitages executive director, said these cultural gatherings exist to give the community the rare opportunity to interact with celebrated authors, poets, artists, composers and performers from around the world. Artists who are invited to be at the Hermitage are asked to give free programs for the community during their stay with us.Ž he said. In addition to programs at the Hermitage, many artists also participate in outreach programs at area schools and colleges.ŽUpcoming programs:€ Nov. 30: Write Your Story for the Modern LoveŽ Column of the New York Times with Lisa Schlesinger. Author and playwright Lisa Schlesinger will lead a workshop on how to get your love story in print in The New York Times. At the end of the workshop, participants will send in the stories and see who gets published. Schlesinger is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award, a winner of the BBC International Playwriting Competition, and a nominee for a USA Artist Fellowship. Her plays include In the Wake of the Graybow Riots,Ž Celestial Bodies,Ž Wal-Martyrs,Ž and The Bones of Danny Winston.Ž Her work has been published in The New York Times, American Theater, and Performing Arts Journal. For more info, visit € Dec. 7: ŽSublime Ridiculous at SunsetŽ with Geoff Sobelle. Theater artist Geoff Sobelle will offer the first glimpse of the performance piece he is working on at the Hermitage. He uses mime, illusion, movement and even clownlike physical comedy to act out his unusual and evocative stories. Be prepared. There is sure to be some audience interaction. No experience required. Sobelle is a theater artist dedicated to the sublime ridiculous.Ž He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43 (R43), a renegade absurdist outfitŽ devoted to creating original actordriven performance works. Using illusion, film and outdated mechanics, R43 creates surreal, poetic pieces that look for humanity where you least expect it and find grace where no one is looking. R43s shows have won the Innovative Theatre Award, Drama Desk nomination and the OBIE award. He has won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Carol Tambor Award, Total Theatre Award, and New York Times Critics Pick. Sobelle is a 2006 Pew Fellow and is a 2009 Creative Capital grantee. € Dec. 14: Sunset Performance Art and Poetry with Sheena Rose and Caryl Pagel. The dynamic Caribbean multimedia artist Sheena Rose and poet Caryl Pagel will offer a glimpse of their worksin-progress and discuss their artistry and creative process. Sheena Rose is a contemporary artist from Barbados. In 2016, she received her masters in fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Fulbright Scholarship. Roses multimedia creations include handdrawn animations, drawings, paintings, mixed-media, new media and performance art. Pagel is the author of two poetry collections: Twice Told,Ž and Experiments I Should Like Tried at My Own Death.Ž Her essays have appeared in AGNI, The Collagist, Entropy, Essay Press, Wave Composition, and The Mississippi Review. Pagel is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press and the director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She is an assistant professor at Cleveland State University, where she teaches poetry and nonfiction in the NEOMFA program. € Dec. 28: Song and Story on the Beach with Mark Ari Ari will celebrate the anniversary edition of his novel, The Shoemakers Tale,Ž with a beachfront reading from the book, as well a performance of new stories and songs. Hailed a true originalŽ by Kirkus Review, Ari is a writer, painter and musician. 2018 saw the publication of his critically-acclaimed novel, The Shoemakers Tale,Ž in an electronic anniversary edition funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. The Shoemakers TaleŽ seamlessly blends Jewish folktales and mysticism with the universal quest for lifes meaningŽ (New York Times). According to the Jerusalem Post, The shoemakers adventures are portrayed with an artists sensitivity and we get an exquisite and humorous portrait of life in 18th century Poland ƒ rich with the ironic wisdom of the great Yiddish folkloristsŽ (Miami Herald). All programs are subject to change. Check the He rmitage website or Facebook page for program status. The Hermitage Artist Retreat is at 6630 Manasota Key Road in Englewood. For more information about Fridays @ 5 or the Hermitage, visit HermitageArtistRetreat. org.Learn what Hermitage artists are up to Musicians, artists and writers share their knowledge and projects each Friday SIMPLE CREMATION$69500 YourTraditionsFuneralHome.com941-921-4247AT NEEDPlus Transportation When Applicable.adno=3628152-1 SAVE THE DATE For Our 22nd Annual Candlelight ServiceROYAL PALM MEMORIAL GARDENS27200 Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982 941-639-2381Serving the community Since 1972Friday, December 7th, 5:00 pmadno=3625147-1 adno=3624427-1 Another Reason to Choose Our Crematory... It is unwise to pay too much, but it  s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money that  s all. When you pay too little, sometimes you lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the job it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot it cant be done. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 C7405241 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 19505 QUESADA AVE #L202 $94,900 899 $88,500 11/16/2018 Community 2 2 0 1985 Condominium Cash 105.56 0.93 98.44 C7406572 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 550 AZALEA DR NW $98,000 1,650 $89,000 11/15/2018 None 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Residence Ca sh 59.39 0.91 C7251044 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 175 KINGS HWY #316 $101,900 1,153 $93,000 11/16/2018 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 88.3 8 0.91 80.66 D6102446 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7106 SUNNYBROOK BLVD $112,900 1,478 $106,575 11/19/2018 Private 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residenc e Cash 76.39 0.94 50.22 C7406044 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20056 TAPPAN ZEE DR $114,900 840 $118,000 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Resi dence FHA 136.79 1.03 C7405153 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21339 PERCY AVE $114,900 1,067 $117,000 11/16/2018 None 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Residence V A 107.69 1.02 109.65 C7405986 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20137 DANTE AVE $115,900 1,550 $110,670 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence C ash 74.77 0.95 C7407002 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 20414 EDGEWATER DR $119,800 1,039 $119,800 11/16/2018 None 2 2 0 1980 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 115.3 1 C7402700 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21072 EVANSTON AVE $119,900 950 $117,000 11/16/2018 None 2 1 0 1970 Single Family Residence FHA 126.21 0.98 86.67 C7406932 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 23386 JUDGE AVE $124,900 1,516 $115,000 11/19/2018 None 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence C ash 82.39 0.92 52.66 D6100677 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 6796 GASPARILLA PINES #59 $126,900 1,036 $115,000 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1988 Condominium Cash 122.49 0.91 111 C7404577 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2512 DEEDRA ST $128,500 1,304 $124,000 11/20/2018 None 2 2 0 1959 Single Family Residence Co nventional 98.54 0.96 70.7 N6102360 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 11007 REIMS AVE #B $129,000 997 $104,000 11/19/2018 None 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 129.39 0.81 93.11 C7404478 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 26397 NADIR RD #208 $132,000 1,263 $132,000 11/20/2018 Community 2 2 0 2005 Condominium Convent ional 104.51 1 104.51 A4412408 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 23 QUAILS RUN #23201 $132,900 921 $125,000 11/15/2018 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Cash 144.3 0.94 C7406996 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 1355 SAXONY CIR #214 $135,000 1,165 $127,000 11/16/2018 Community 2 2 0 1991 Condominium Cash 1 15.88 0.94 C7407339 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23218 BILLINGS AVE $139,900 1,008 $139,900 11/19/2018 None 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Residenc e Cash 138.79 1 C7406290 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21099 MEEHAN AVE $139,900 954 $135,000 11/16/2018 None 2 1 0 1960 Single Family Residence Co nventional 146.65 0.96 93.88 C7403075 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2295 EASY ST $144,900 1,213 $144,900 11/20/2018 Private 2 1 1 1965 Single Family Residence C onventional 119.46 1 D6102279 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 726 JARVIS ST $149,900 1,550 $115,300 11/19/2018 None 2 2 0 1983 Single Family Residence Cas h 96.71 0.77 55.01 D6102135 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 7546 SEA MIST DR $149,900 988 $151,900 11/16/2018 None 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence FH A 151.72 1.01 96.38 D6102328 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 405 E COWLES ST $150,000 1,056 $150,000 11/16/2018 None 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Residence Conven tional 142.05 1 105.93 D6102832 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 5801 SW ESPANOLA AVE $152,000 1,137 $152,000 11/19/2018 None 2 1 1 1968 Single Family Residence Conventional 133.69 1 C7242737 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2700 RIDLEY LN $154,990 1,437 $151,990 11/19/2018 None 3 2 1 2017 Single Family Residence FHA 10 7.86 0.98 105.77 C7406098 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 8813 GAILLARD AVE $157,500 1,207 $157,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Residence VA 130.49 1 92.95 C7406224 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 21507 SEATON AVE $159,000 1,204 $162,000 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence FHA 132.06 1.02 84.99 C7405434 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 3348 TALLY HO RD $159,000 935 $159,000 11/19/2018 None 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Conven tional 170.05 1 100.51 A4408999 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2193 EASY ST $159,000 1,323 $152,000 11/16/2018 None 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Residence FHA 120.18 0.96 74.47 C7403847 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 3250 ELDORADO LN $159,500 1,510 $155,000 11/17/2018 None 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 105.63 0.97 C7404116 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22374 OLEAN BLVD $165,000 1,536 $167,500 11/18/2018 None 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence VA 107.42 1.02 C7406398 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 191 HILBISH DR $169,000 1,185 $161,000 11/21/2018 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence US DA 142.62 0.95 135.86 C7405127 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2204 ALTON RD $169,900 1,148 $164,900 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Residence Conventional 148 0.97 75.5 C7402578 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 25683 AYSEN DR $169,900 1,261 $168,000 11/19/2018 None 4 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 134.73 0.99 91.65 C7401856 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 465 TABEBUIA TREE $170,000 2,029 $170,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Residence Co nventional 83.79 1 58.62 C7406840 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 1157 ZINNEA ST $174,444 1,475 $177,000 11/20/2018 Private 2 2 0 1984 Single Family Residence VA 118.27 1.01 98.33 C7403930 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 2459 LINTON LN $174,500 1,504 $177,599 11/15/2018 None 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence FH A 116.02 1.02 73.39 C7404871 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 22241 HALLSTEAD AVE $177,900 1,204 $175,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 147.76 0.98 C7406498 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 18386 TWILITE AVE $179,900 1,606 $189,900 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1993 Single Family Residence FHA 112.02 1.06 T3132437 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 5705 GANNAWAY ST $179,900 1,583 $182,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Conv entional 113.64 1.01 C7405931 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 2631 CLEO ST $182,700 1,206 $179,000 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Residence FHA 151. 49 0.98 92.17 C7403487 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 30044 HOLLY RD $184,900 1,350 $177,500 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conve ntional 136.96 0.96 C7406151 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 830 NEPTUNE ST $185,000 1,698 $185,000 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence FH A 108.95 1 76.83 D6102284 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4091 TWINBUSH TER $185,000 1,392 $185,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence FHA 132.9 1 93.06 C7404627 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 9977 BISHOP CREEK WAY $185,000 1,465 $178,000 11/19/2018 None 3 2 0 2009 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 126.28 0.96 87.68 A4410133 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2497 AMNESTY DR $185,000 1,412 $178,000 11/15/2018 None 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence FHA 1 31.02 0.96 87.81 D5918978 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 5837 ROY TER $194,900 1,364 $168,000 11/15/2018 None 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 142.89 0.86 84.21 C7405268 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 4000 BAL HARBOR #113 $195,000 1,092 $187,500 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1989 Condominium Cash 1 78.57 0.96 171.7 A4408734 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 7239 BROOKHAVEN TER $197,500 1,552 $192,000 11/16/2018 Private, Comm 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Cash 127.26 0.97 82.19 C7248109 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 181 POINSETTIA CIR NE $199,000 1,024 $190,500 11/19/2018 Private 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Re sidence Cash 194.34 0.96 144.54 C7406457 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3250 TRAVERSE AVE $199,900 1,571 $191,100 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence Con ventional 127.24 0.96 92.54 A4414414 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1347 RUIZ ST $199,900 1,323 $197,300 11/21/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Conventi onal 151.1 0.99 105.56 C7403841 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 675 RIVIERA LN NW $199,900 2,012 $197,000 11/21/2018 None 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Residence Conventional 99.35 0.99 60.43 C7406553 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 1317 OBSERVER CT $204,900 1,958 $185,000 11/19/2018 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Con ventional 104.65 0.9 C7404415 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 520 DORCHESTER ST $204,900 1,308 $186,000 11/21/2018 None 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Residence Cash 156.65 0.91 96.67 D6102490 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 11249 WATERFORD AVE $205,000 952 $190,000 11/16/2018 Private 2 2 0 1992 Single Family Residence C onventional 215.34 0.93 126.33 N6101761 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 3954 S CHAMBERLAIN $210,000 1,120 $210,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence FHA 187.5 1 123.67 C7251021 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 3764 LAREDO AVE $214,764 1,351 $208,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence FH A 158.97 0.97 102.97 C7403143 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7665 BATTALLA RD $214,900 1,546 $214,900 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cash 139 1 101.13 D6101944 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 2980 N BEACH RD #C2-4 $219,000 784 $210,000 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1970 Condominium Cash 279. 34 0.96 218.75 C7401683 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 3820 TRIPOLI BLVD #42 $219,900 1,451 $212,000 11/15/2018 Community 2 2 0 2006 Condominium Cash 151.55 0.96 C7406056 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33948 1184 LEMARS AVE $224,900 2,074 $232,750 11/19/2018 None 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence F HA 108.44 1.03 79.01 A4409050 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2831 ALISTER AVE $224,900 2,245 $221,000 11/16/2018 None 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 100.18 0.98 72.2 C7406636 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 280 BAHIA BLANCA DR $225,000 1,872 $225,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Residen ce Conventional 120.19 1 90.95 C7404466 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21319 BASSETT AVE $229,000 1,805 $230,000 11/16/2018 Private 4 3 0 1981 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 126.87 1 C7401190 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 4503 SAPULPA ST $229,000 1,368 $226,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Residence FH A 167.4 0.99 111.28 N6101889 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1426 KIRKWOOD ST $229,900 1,466 $224,900 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence V A 156.82 0.98 C7401542 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 22242 TENNYSON AVE $229,900 1,596 $229,900 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 144.05 1 101.82 N6102382 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 2334 PRAGUE LN $230,000 2,004 $230,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence VA 11 4.77 1 C7403673 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 14454 KENDALLS WAY $237,550 1,755 $232,550 11/20/2018 None 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Residenc e Conventional 135.36 0.98 C7406089 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 1542 NAVIGATOR RD $237,625 2,117 $237,625 11/19/2018 None 4 3 0 2018 Single Family Residence Co nventional 112.25 1 C7407256 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23407 PAINTER AVE $244,900 2,037 $237,000 11/20/2018 Private 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Reside nce Cash 120.23 0.97 85.28 C7405702 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 23373 SWALLOW AVE $249,500 1,844 $242,500 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Reside nce Cash 135.3 0.97 96.27 C7405914 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 412 SCARLET SAGE $249,900 1,594 $235,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Residence Conventional 156.78 0.94 A4411855 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 174 CHELSEA CT NW $250,000 1,368 $255,000 11/21/2018 Private 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Reside nce Conventional 182.75 1.02 120.74 C7406663 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 24427 BUCKINGHAM WAY $254,900 1,476 $245,000 11/19/2018 Community 3 2 0 2004 Single Family R esidence Conventional 172.7 0.96 C7405940 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 601 SHREVE ST #42C $255,000 1,398 $255,000 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1981 Condominium Conventi onal 182.4 1 C7405853 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33954 532 WABASH TER $255,000 2,190 $255,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 116.44 1 86.97 D6102829 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 2448 HOLLAND ST $259,500 1,762 $251,500 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence Ca sh 147.28 0.97 100.8 A4407312 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 340 FALLING WATERS LN $265,000 1,903 $250,000 11/21/2018 Community 3 2 0 1992 Single Family Resid ence Conventional 139.25 0.94 107.2 D6101943 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14368 PALMER AVE $269,000 2,308 $265,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 1 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 116.55 0.99 C7406222 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 10179 ARROWHEAD DR $269,500 1,559 $260,000 11/15/2018 Community 2 2 1 1998 Single Family Reside nce Cash 172.87 0.96 116.07 C7406967 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 50 MARAJO ST $269,900 2,620 $245,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Cash 103.02 0.91 72.98 C7406677 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 2130 JASMINE WAY $269,900 1,730 $270,000 11/19/2018 Private 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence C onventional 156.01 1 113.11 N6101217 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 8155 EDMISTON AVE $274,900 1,929 $270,300 11/16/2018 Private 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 142.51 0.98 96.54 C7404654 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 4013 CAPE COLE BLVD $277,500 1,746 $257,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Residence Cash 158.93 0.93 D6101147 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 2955 N BEACH RD #B612 $279,900 1,242 $270,000 11/19/2018 Community 2 2 0 1982 Condominium Convent ional 225.36 0.96 196.08 C7402179 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 3245 SUGARLOAF KEY#23C $289,000 1,516 $278,000 11/15/2018 Community 2 2 0 1984 Condominium Cash 190.63 0.96 177.64 A4215305 Sold NORTH PORT 34286 1965 ALLIANCE AVE $289,500 1,920 $289,500 11/15/2018 None 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Residence Cas h 150.78 1 107.46 C7404549 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33983 1360 VERMOUTH LN $295,000 2,276 $285,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Residence FHA 129.61 0.97 85.53 N6102375 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 4695 DABNEY ST $299,000 1,696 $285,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Cas h 176.3 0.95 115.95 A4413257 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 14325 ALDRIDGE AVE $299,000 1,760 $265,000 11/17/2018 Private 4 2 0 2006 Single Family Resid ence VA 169.89 0.89 107.64 D6102247 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33982 28203 ARROWHEAD CIR $299,000 2,862 $280,000 11/19/2018 Community 5 3 1 2007 Single Family Resid ence Cash, Conventional 104.47 0.94 80.41 D6102897 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34224 6526 MAYPORT ST $299,900 2,152 $293,500 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Residence Cas h 139.36 0.98 97.9 T3132435 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 7512 VIBURNUM $299,900 1,900 $303,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Cas h 157.84 1.01 117.85 C7402296 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 254 MCDILL DR $299,900 2,254 $299,900 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Residence FHA 133.05 1 95.39 C7242920 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 110 BANGSBERG RD SE $299,900 1,760 $290,000 11/16/2018 None 3 2 0 1969 Single Family Residen ce FHA 170.4 0.97 88.07 D6101634 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 13478 INGRAHAM BLVD $316,900 2,073 $304,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Resi dence VA 152.87 0.96 97.22C7406596 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33980 3771 PEBBLE TER $335,000 3,278 $310,000 11/20/2018 Community 4 2 1 2014 Single Family Reside nce FHA 102.2 0.93 72.57 C7406620 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 477 BAL HARBOR BLVD $339,500 1,884 $329,000 11/20/2018 None 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Residence Cash 180.2 0.97 110.29 D6102702 Sold ENGLEWOOD 34223 17 CHARLESTON CIR $339,900 2,584 $327,500 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence C onventional 131.54 0.96 90.7 C7246203 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33955 3404 SUNSET KEY CIR #D $350,000 2,553 $340,000 11/20/2018 Community 3 2 0 2000 Condominium Cash 137.09 0.97 117.48 C7404161 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 3883 MAGARA TER $358,800 2,919 $350,000 11/15/2018 Private 5 2 1 1988 Single Family Residence Ca sh 122.92 0.98 87.06 U8006329 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 5392 WHITE AVE $374,997 2,737 $345,000 11/16/2018 None 4 2 1 2007 Single Family Residence Ca sh 137.01 0.92 96.18 D6102019 Sold NORTH PORT 34287 7430 TALON BAY DR $385,000 1,986 $331,000 11/15/2018 Private, Comm 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Resi dence Cash 193.86 0.86 119.93 C7236907 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 1481 W MARION AVE $394,900 2,483 $361,800 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 1 1996 Single Family Residence Conventional 159.04 0.92 107.61 C7405500 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33953 2266 MEETZE ST $395,000 2,416 $395,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Residence Conventional 163.49 1 119.59 C7404918 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 561 VIA ESPLANADE $425,000 2,052 $390,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1990 Single Family Residence Conventional 207.12 0.92 190.06 C7406206 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 670 MACEDONIA DR $435,000 2,075 $430,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Residence Conventional 209.64 0.99 135.31 C7405450 Sold NORTH PORT 34288 1294 GILLESPIE AVE $450,000 2,650 $430,000 11/19/2018 Private 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Residence Conventional 169.81 0.96 107.13 A4405256 Sold NORTH PORT 34291 7545 TOTEM AVE $450,000 2,432 $435,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Residence Con ventional 185.03 0.97 126.6 C7402101 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 3454 OWL CT $459,900 1,930 $435,000 11/16/2018 Private 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Residence Cash 238.29 0.95 166.6 C7404247 Sold PUNTA GORDA 33950 3705 SPOONBILL CT $685,000 2,635 $655,000 11/15/2018 Private 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Residence Conventional 259.96 0.96 176.41 A4215264 Sold PORT CHARLOTTE 33952 21481 HARBORSIDE BLVD $990,000 4,339 $899,000 11/20/2018 Private 6 4 1 1999 Single Family Re sidence Conventional 228.16 0.91 90.88 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 A4412408 SLD 23 QUAILS RUN BLVD #23201 ENGLEWOOD 34223 QUAILS RUN I 921 $125,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Condominium Cash 11/15/2 018 $144.30 $135.72 0.94 C7402680 SLD 6596 THORMAN RD PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 095 1,116 $145,000 3 2 0 1988 Community Single Family Res idence Cash 11/12/2018 $129.93 $129.93 1 D6102135 SLD 7546 SEA MIST DR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 065 988 $151,900 2 2 0 1987 None Single Family Residence FHA 11/16/2018 $151.72 $153.74 1.01 D6102328 SLD 405 E COWLES ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 DEER-CREEK PARK 1,056 $150,000 2 2 0 1979 None Single Family Residence Convention al 11/16/2018 $142.05 $142.05 1 N5911956 SLD 1195 BROWN ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 ROCKY CREEK GARDENS 1,120 $150,000 2 2 0 1969 None Single Family Residence Cash 11/ 14/2018 $150.00 $133.93 0.89 A4408734 SLD 7239 BROOKHAVEN TER ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 1,552 $192,000 2 2 0 1981 Private, Comm Single Family Residence Cash 11/16/2018 $127.26 $123.71 0.97 D6102490 SLD 11249 WATERFORD AVE ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 952 $190,000 2 2 0 1992 Private Single Family Residenc e Conventional 11/16/2018 $215.34 $199.58 0.93 A4412317 SLD 421 PINEAPPLE ST ENGLEWOOD 34223 ENGLEWOOD OF 1,231 $228,650 2 2 0 1972 Private Single Family Residence FHA 11/13 /2018 $182.70 $185.74 1.02 D6102663 SLD 292 ROTONDA CIR ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH 2,101 $238,000 3 2 1 1987 Private Single Family Resi dence Cash 11/12/2018 $118.94 $113.28 0.95 D6102364 SLD 13531 ABERCROMBIE DR ENGLEWOOD 34223 STILLWATER 1,338 $240,000 3 2 0 2011 Community Villa Cash 11/14/2018 $186.77 $179.37 0.96 U8024640 SLD 9400 LITTLE GASPARILLA #G4 PLACIDA 33946 HIDEAWAY BAY BEACH CLUB PH 06 946 $257,000 2 2 0 1993 Community Townhous e Cash 11/14/2018 $271.67 $271.67 1 D6102344 SLD 182 FAIRWAY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 1,869 $262,000 3 2 0 1995 Private Single Family Residenc e Cash 11/16/2018 $142.05 $140.18 0.99 D6101428 SLD 29662 NIAGARA CT ENGLEWOOD 34223 STILLWATER 1,538 $269,900 2 2 0 2008 Community Villa Cash 11/16/2018 $175.49 $1 75.49 1 D6102617 SLD 73 FAIRWAY RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 1,679 $272,000 3 2 1 2001 Private Single Family Residence Cash 11/15/2018 $163.79 $162 0.99 D6102479 SLD 557 BOUNDARY BLVD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST PINEHURST 1,906 $269,900 3 2 1 1998 Private Single Family Resid ence Conventional 11/15/2018 $144.28 $141.61 0.98 D6102710 SLD 6317 ZENO CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 2,273 $277,500 3 2 0 2004 None Single Family Residence Cash 11/12/2018 $125.34 $122.09 0.97 D6102748 SLD 1033 BOUNDARY BLVD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA WEST WHITE MARSH 1,935 $285,000 3 2 0 2002 Private Single Family Re sidence Cash 11/14/2018 $149.35 $147.29 0.99 D6102897 SLD 6526 MAYPORT ST ENGLEWOOD 34224 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 074 2,152 $293,500 3 2 0 2008 Private Single Family Residence Cash 11/16/2018 $139.36 $136.38 0.98 D5920411 SLD 9596 NASTRAND CIR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 071 1,650 $300,000 3 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Res idence Cash 11/13/2018 $193.33 $181.82 0.94 D6102692 SLD 74 TOURNAMENT RD ROTONDA WEST 33947 ROTONDA PINE VALLEY 2,382 $325,000 5 4 0 2006 Private Single Family Residence Cash 11/15/2018 $146.94 $136.44 0.93 U8006329 SLD 5392 WHITE AVE PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 053 2,737 $345,000 4 2 1 2007 None Single Family Residence Cash 11/16/2018 $137.01 $126.05 0.92 D5920172 SLD 11748 ANGLERS CLUB#115 PLACIDA 33946 CORAL CREEK ANGLERS CLUB 02 1,980 $415,000 3 3 0 2006 Community Townhouse Ca sh 11/16/2018 $211.62 $209.60 0.99 D5921750 SLD 4255 SPIRE ST PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 060 2,557 $435,000 4 3 0 1990 Private Single Family Residen ce Conventional 11/14/2018 $195.15 $170.12 0.87 D6102113 SLD 13505 BLAKE DR PORT CHARLOTTE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 2,073 $490,000 3 2 0 2014 Private Single Family Reside nce Cash, Convent 11/13/2018 $241.15 $236.37 0.98 ML# STATUS ADDRESS CITY ZIP LEGAL SUBDIVISION NAME SQFT PRICE BE FB HB BUILT POOL PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS CLOSE LP/SQFT SP/SQ FT SP/LPENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSOUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 N6101773 Sold 237 MOUNT PLEASANT RD 2 1 0 1950 Mount Pleasant Single Family Residence Cash 86.27 0.82 11/15/2018 $98,000 FALSE N6101587 Sold 405 PORTIA ST S 2 1 0 1964 Venice By Way Single Family Residence FHA 169.44 0.98 11/15/2018 $122,000 FALSE N6100166 Sold 703 BIRD BAY CIR #114 2 2 0 1978 Bird Bay Condominium Cash 139.92 0.91 11/14/2018 $136,000 FALSE A4414790 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #519 2 2 0 2001 Woodmere At Jacaranda Condominium Cash 135.69 1 11/16/2018 $136,500 FALSE D6101045 Sold 764 E BRADENTON RD E 2 2 0 1980 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 116.5 0.92 11/15/2018 $137,000 FALSE N5916974 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #420 2 2 0 2001 Woodmere At Jacaranda Condominium Cash 143.71 0.97 11/14/2018 $144,000 FALSE N6101406 Sold 410 CERROMAR CIR S #240 2 2 0 1982 Westchester Grdn & Plan Condominium Conventional 138.74 0.94 11/13/2018 $154,0 00 FALSE D6102937 Sold 208 SILVER LAKE DR #103 2 2 0 1998 Waterside Village Condominium Cash 154.43 0.96 11/12/2018 $163,700 FALSE A4414683 Sold 446 CERROMAR RD #193 2 2 0 1982 Farmington Vistas Condominium Cash 156.76 0.97 11/15/2018 $174,000 FALSE D6101344 Sold 5859 LINCOLN RD 3 2 0 1983 Gulf View Estates Single Family Residence Cash 104.68 0.9 11/13/2018 $179,000 TRUE A4411238 Sold 744 LAUREL AVE 3 2 0 1956 North Edgewood Sec Of Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 108.26 1 11/12/2018 $ 190,000 TRUE A4411650 Sold 608 TYSON TER #8 2 2 0 1996 Villa Le Grand & Leslie Park Condominium Cash 141.79 0.97 11/16/2018 $190,000 FALSE N6100513 Sold 1791 FAUN RD 3 2 0 1982 South Venice Single Family Residence FHA 156.99 0.91 11/14/2018 $200,000 FALSE N6102152 Sold 171 RUTGERS RD 3 2 0 1979 South Venice Single Family Residence Cash 103.67 0.97 11/14/2018 $203,500 FALSE N6102087 Sold 289 FAREHAM DR 2 2 0 1999 Fairway Village Single Family Residence FHA 142.49 0.96 11/14/2018 $219,000 FALSE N5915728 Sold 104 NAVIGATION CIR #103 2 2 0 2018 Bay Street Village & Town Land Condo Condominium Conventional 180.06 0.98 11/1 3/2018 $224,000 FALSE N6102369 Sold 514 CATALINA ISLES CIR 3 2 0 1990 Isles Of Chestnut Creek Single Family Residence Cash 151.76 0.95 11/13/2018 $22 9,000 FALSE A4415342 Sold 381 PINE TREE RD 3 2 0 1972 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 156.89 1 11/13/2018 $230,000 TRUE N6100917 Sold 1761 AUBURN LAKES DR #13 3 2 0 2005 Tuscany Lake Condominium Cash 156.78 0.96 11/15/2018 $230,000 FALSE N5916958 Sold 126 SOUTHLAND RD 3 2 0 1971 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 110.84 0.96 11/14/2018 $231,000 FAL SE U8005905 Sold 548 CROCUS RD 3 2 0 1977 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Conventional 149.68 0.95 11/14/2018 $233,500 FALS E A4411283 Sold 11240 BATELLO DR 2 2 0 2010 Venetian Falls Single Family Residence Cash 161.73 0.98 11/15/2018 $235,000 FALSE N6101944 Sold 1976 SAN SILVESTRO DR 2 2 0 2002 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Cash 188.17 0.98 11/1 5/2018 $245,000 FALSE N6102169 Sold 3307 MEADOW RUN CIR 3 2 0 1985 Meadow Run At Jacaranda Single Family Residence Other 139.97 1 11/16/2018 $249,000 FALSE N6101188 Sold 8964 MONDIAL CT 3 2 0 2016 Rapalo Single Family Residence Conventional 150.12 0.97 11/13/2018 $252,500 FALSE A4413507 Sold 193 NAVIGATION CIR 3 2 0 2015 Bay Street Village & Town Land Condo Condominium Cash 170.16 0.97 11/15/2018 $260,0 00 FALSE N6101963 Sold 5837 JACKSON LN 3 2 0 1982 Gulf View Estates Single Family Residence Cash 152.91 0.95 11/16/2018 $265,000 TRUE N6101873 Sold 1234 YAWL WAY 2 2 0 1981 Pinebrook South Single Family Residence Conventional 208.65 1.01 11/16/2018 $272,500 FAL SE N5917386 Sold 1400 TARPON CENTER DR #116 2 2 0 1970 GulfN Bay Condominium Other 338.84 0.98 11/16/2018 $287,000 FALSE N6101786 Sold 755 MORNINGSIDE RD 3 2 0 1972 South Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 197.73 0.99 11/15/2018 $287,500 T RUE N6102424 Sold 700 GOLDEN BEACH BLVD #221 1 1 0 1976 Macarthur Beach Condominium Cash 359.01 0.96 11/16/2018 $289,000 FALSE N6101511 Sold 2112 MATTAMY CT 3 2 0 2006 Enclaves Of Venice North Single Family Residence Cash, Conventional 145.7 0.98 11/16/2 018 $293,000 FALSE A4212726 Sold 3000 IBIS WAY #201 3 2 0 2004 The Villas At Venice Condominium Cash 125.96 0.91 11/16/2018 $295,000 FALSE N6100878 Sold 3324 MEADOW RUN CIR 3 2 0 1986 Meadow Run At Jacaranda Single Family Residence Conventional 173.21 0.97 11/16/201 8 $300,000 FALSE A4414891 Sold 1758 CROTON DR 3 2 0 1979 Venetian Gardens Single Family Residence Conventional 136.61 0.95 11/16/2018 $300,000 T RUE N6102137 Sold 1631 LARCHWOOD DR 3 2 0 1979 Venice Gardens Single Family Residence VA 185.3 0.92 11/13/2018 $300,000 TRUE E2400164 Sold 2037 MESIC HAMMOCK WAY 3 2 0 2018 Stoneybrook At Venice Single Family Residence Conventional 159.26 0.98 11/14/20 18 $318,990 FALSE D6102570 Sold 5222 LAYTON DR 3 2 0 2007 Ventura Village Single Family Residence Cash 158.89 0.98 11/12/2018 $320,000 FALSE N6101757 Sold 748 BACK NINE DR 3 2 0 2000 Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional 187.79 0.98 1 1/15/2018 $320,000 FALSE N6102361 Sold 1451 STRADA D ARGENTO 3 2 0 1985 Carlentini Single Family Residence Cash 161.45 0.92 11/15/2018 $330,000 TRUE A4419168 Sold 500 CASALINO DR 3 2 0 2018 Nokomis Single Family Residence Conventional 207.31 1 11/13/2018 $348,703 FALSE A4176034 Sold 117 BAYHEAD LN 3 2 0 1999 Oaks Single Family Residence Conventional 155.56 0.91 11/14/2018 $350,000 TRUE N6102526 Sold 457 LAKE OF THE WOODS DR 3 2 0 1991 Lake Of The Woods Single Family Residence Cash 171.08 1 11/16/2018 $355,000 T RUE A4411968 Sold 115 VENTOSA PL 3 2 1 2017 Toscana Isles Single Family Residence Cash 136.4 0.98 11/15/2018 $365,000 FALSE A4412922 Sold 19706 COBBLESTONE CIR 3 2 0 2010 Stone Walk Single Family Residence Cash 177.88 0.97 11/13/2018 $365,000 FALSE T2873146 Sold 11720 TAPESTRY LN #72 3 3 0 2018 Not Applicable Single Family Residence Other 160.6 0.97 11/16/2018 $369,373 FALS E A4410840 Sold 2211 CALUSA LAKES BLVD 3 2 1 2000 Calusa Lakes Single Family Residence Cash 180.55 0.95 11/13/2018 $380,950 TRUE N6102383 Sold 491 BUTTONBUSH LN 3 2 0 2002 Lakes Of Jacaranda Single Family Residence Cash 172.78 0.93 11/16/2018 $410,000 TRUE A4414552 Sold 122 YACHT HARBOR DR 3 2 1 1985 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 226.94 0.95 11/ 16/2018 $462,500 TRUE A4413094 Sold 417 DEVONSHIRE LN 3 3 0 1985 Plantation The Single Family Residence Cash 185.63 0.93 11/16/2018 $465,000 TRUE S4853025 Sold 20285 REALE CIR 4 3 0 2016 Gran Paradiso Single Family Residence Conventional 186.13 0.97 11/16/2018 $475,000 TRU E A4419600 Sold 25267 SPARTINA DR 3 2 1 2018 Sarasota National Single Family Residence Cash 210.78 1 11/16/2018 $504,612 FALSE A4414913 Sold 214 FOUR KNOT LN 3 3 0 1981 Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club Single Family Residence Conventional 211.82 0.95 11/16/ 2018 $570,000 TRUE A4413088 Sold 674 CRANE PRAIRIE WAY 3 3 0 2003 Willow Bend Single Family Residence Cash 250.1 1 11/15/2018 $625,000 TRUE N6102862 Sold 409 AUTUMN CHASE DR 4 3 0 2002 Venice Golf & Country Club Single Family Residence Conventional 191.2 1 11/14/2018 $630,000 TRUEML# STATUS ADDRESS BE FB HB YEAR BUILT SW SUBDIV COMMUNITY NAME PROPERTY STYLE SOLD TERMS SP / SQFT SP / LP CLOSE DATE CLOSE PR ICE POOL Y/NSOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORS AREA PROPERTY TRANSFERSOUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMES By PAUL WISEMANAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON „ U.S. home sales rose in October, breaking a sixmonth losing streak. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESAccording to author Mark Kurlansky, 1968 was The year that rocked the world.Ž Rebellion best describes the global climate in 1968. What was unique about 1968 was that people were rebelling over disparate issues and had in common only that desire to rebel, ideas about how to do it, a sense of alienation from the established order, and profound distaste for authoritarianism in any form,Ž Kurlansky wrote. In his class Remembering 1968: A year like no other,Ž facilitator Joseph Lanza and participants will discuss the political, social, and international events of that tumultuous year. The class is 10 a.m. … 12:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Renaissance Academy 117 Herald Court, Suite 211 in Punta Gorda. The point of his class is for participants to look at the political, social, and international events of 1968, compare them to today and objectively answer questions like: Should the United States intervene militarily in other countries; how has the media influenced our perceptions and reactions to contemporary events; why are attacks on our political and social leaders a common thread between 1968 and today; and how should protesters demonstrate for relief of social, political, or racial injustice and inequality, Lanza said. Whether the U.S. should intervene militarily overseas came into focus when the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army launched the Tet Offensive on Jan. 30, 1968. Although communist forces were defeated in their effort to topple the South Vietnamese government, Tet caused many of even the most diehard U.S. supporters of the war to turn against it. Vietnam was also the first war broadcast in color into living rooms around the United States. Even acclaimed journalist Walter Cronkite, Americas most trusted man,Ž came to question whether the war was winnable. Today, newsworthy events and even some not-so-newsworthy events are broadcast live and as they happen into our living rooms The assassinations of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., an advocate for racial equality and social change, contributed to the tumult of 1968. Today, Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr., 56, a supporter of President Donald Trump, who seemed to be living out of a van in Aventura, Fla., is charged with mailing bombs to a dozen of the Presidents critics. Even the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games were not immune to the political and social upheaval that marked 1968. Just before the Olympic Games thousands of students, including women and children, gathered to protest the Mexican militarys occupation of the National Polytechnic Institute. Mexican military personnel, in armored vehicles, surrounded the protesters, leading to a gun battle that killed 25. Later, during the Mexico City Olympiad, athletes became involved in the protests Explore 1968, a tumultuous year Renaissance Academy class explores topic Nov. 28 Rick RAMOSFlorida Gulf Coast University RICK | 20 Feel good about holiday spendingTransfer your balance from your high interest credit card and get 2.2% APR* until January 2020. € No annual fee € No balance transfer fee € Up to 1.5% cash backAPPLY TODAY!Visit your local branch or apply online*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. For College Life MasterCard products, the standard APR for balance transfers, purchases and cash advances is 13.9%. Oer open to existing and new cardholders subject to credit approval. Additional limitations, terms and conditions may apply. 19942018 Mastercard. All rights reserved. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.adno=3623610-1 ustomized urbing & Discount Rocks 3 gal. V.Che” ara $5.99 THEIR Price $10.98 1/2 in Tan River Rock $99.99/yd. THEIR Price $128.00/yd. We Install We Deliver Limestone $39.99/yd. THEIR Price $50.00/yd.We sell & Install: € Curbing € Decorative Stone € Plants € Full Landscaping € Pavers (Bastedo Construction CRC1328854) € Professional Landscape Renovations No Subcontractors FREE ESTIMATESadno=3629976-1941-623-6192 1901 S. Tamiami Trl. € Unit D € Venice DiscountMedsOfCanada.comCALL US, RELAX & SAVE!941-488-0638 or 877-488-0638 FREE Price Quotes Call Today!Safe, Reliable & Guaranteed RELAXƒ You dont 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=3632222-1


Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 OUR TOWN „ SUNCOAST HOMESFishermens Village celebrated the season with its Annual Holiday Lighting in Punta Gorda. The event was attended by Santa Claus, who greeted children, The Grinch, who tried to ruin everything, a standing-roomonly crowd, and a host of local dignitaries.Fishermens Village lights up for the season Kathy Burnam (center left) smiles at Fishermens Village General Manager Patti Allen, near the ribbon, as ocials line up behind. Pictured from top with hand raised: Marilyn Smith Mooney, Councilwoman Debbie Cary, Councilwoman Lynne Matthews, Mayor Nancy Prafke, and Santa. Next to FigŽ Newton, dressed as a tree, is Councilman Gary Weins wife, Linda Wein. The Charlotte High School Choir Charisma sings holiday tunes, to the crowds below. Fishermens Village General Manager Patti Allen (right), cuts the ribbon. SUN PHOTOS BY JERRY BEARDThe crowd celebrates the annual lighting as confetti rains down. Lee County Pipes and Drums arrive for the lighting.that marked 1968. During their medal ceremony, AfricanAmerican athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist in a protest for racial equality, during the playing of The StarSpangled Banner.Ž Both athletes were banished from the Games and sent home. Led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL players are today engaging in similar protests, by kneeling for racial justice during the National Anthem, resulting in calls, from some, for the players to be fired. Gold medal winning Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska, protested the Soviet Unions violent military crackdown on Czechoslovakia in response to Czech First Secretary Alexander Dubceks Prague Spring that granted greater autonomy and freedom of speech. Czech authorities retaliated by imposing a travel ban on Caslavska and denying her coaching opportunities, effectively ending her career. This past spring, thousands in Russia rallied to take a stand against the Kremlins attempts to block the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram. Telegrams inventor, Pavel V. Durov, who now lives in exile, declined to provide Russias security agency the FSB, successor of the KGB, the means to decrypt messages which it argues is vital to prevent terrorist activities. For more information or to register for Remembering 1968: A year like no other,Ž call 941-505-0130.RICKFROM PAGE 9 5301 Heron Creek Blvd | North Port, FL 34287941.423.6955 | 8 Rounds of Golf.....$2 9*Give 8 Rounds of Golf adno=3631883-1Special must be purchased by 11/30 and rounds must be used by 1/6/19.*no extensionsŽRemember at Special Golfer or Golfers for the Holidays!adno=XNSP50972 $68SERVICE CALLS(941) 380-0973FREE ESTIMATESLic.# CAC1815497Mobile Home Specialists10 Year Warranty on All Systems €Affordable Options and Savings€Worldwide Travel Protection €Veterans Bene“ts€Avoid Hidden Society Fees €Complimentary Personal Planning Guide€Customized Packages and Terms CONSIDERING PLANNING AHEAD?CREMATION/FUNERAL SERVICES? CEMETERY OPTIONS? FREE LUNCH & SEMINARJOIN US FOR ACall Today to RSVP: 941Reservation required. Limited seating available. 70N.IndianaAvenue Englewood,FL34223 Wednesday,September26th@11:30am 1601EnglewoodRoad Englewood,FL34223 Thursday,September27th@11:30am 70 N. Indiana Avenue EnglewoodWednesday, November 28th @ 11:30am & 2:00PM1601 Englewood Road EnglewoodThursday, November 29th @ 11:30am adno=3629489-1


Feeling FitPort Charlotte € Punta Gorda € North Port € Englewood € ArcadiaSunday, November 25, 2018www.yoursun.comThe esteemed Dr. Johnson stopped by a couple of days after the midterms, wearing a sly smirk that gave no indication whether he was pleased with the results. So I asked him. I would say over 100 million voters going to the polls for a midterm election is a victory for both sides,Ž he said. Candidates involved with the medical profession, I might add, did very well.Ž Indeed. Among the newly elected Democrats who gave that party control of the U.S. House were Lauren Underwood of Illinois, a registered nurse; Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, a dentist; Dr. Kim Schrier of Washington, a pediatrician; and Donna Shalala, of Miami, who served as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. I believe a number of Republican physicians were reelected,Ž noted the doctor. That group includes Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, who became the “rst nurse elected to Congress in 1993, family physicians Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, surgeons Larry Bucshon of Indiana and Neal Dunn of Panama City, OB/PROVIDED BY MCCThough the holiday season is a joyous time of year, its also one when many people succumb to cold and ”u. Spending so much time indoors in close proximity to others can increase a persons susceptibility to ”u and cold, so its no surprise that the holiday season, when many people spend lots of time celebrating indoors with family and friends, marks the unof“cial start to cold and ”u season. Despite what Mom might have told you about going out into the cold with a wet head or leaving home without wearing a coat, such actions do not increase your risk for cold and ”u. But being cooped up indoors, where germs from others who are sick can fester, can increase that risk. Cold weather also can be a factor, but not for the reason you think. According to a 2007 study from researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the in”uenza virus is more stable and can stay in the air longer when the air is cold and dry. Dr. Peter Palese, a ”u researcher who is professor and chairman of the schools microbiology department, examined guinea pigs infected with the ”u virus to determine the connection between the ”u and cold weather. Dr. Palese varied the air temperature and humidity in the guinea pigs environment and determined that ”u transmission was best at 41 degrees F, while the prevalence of transmission declined as the temperature rose. By the time temperatures reached 86 degrees F, the virus was not transmitted at all. Low humidity also helped transmit the virus, and high humidity stopped the spread. Flu viruses spread through the air in water droplets expelled from sick individuals noses and mouths. High humidity may cause these droplets to fall to the ground before they can infect someone else. Colds are largely transmitted through surface contact with the virus or direct contact with a sick individual. The cold virus is then contracted on the hands and typically transferred to the nose, eyes or mouth through inadvertent touching of these areas. Spending time indoors in close quarters with other people, which is more common in the winter, can facilitate the spread of colds as well as the ”u virus. There are many ways to reduce your risk of contracting a cold or the ”u virus this winter. Perhaps no preventive measure is more effective than getting a ”u shot. In addition, wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of germs, and disinfect remote controls, computer keyboards, tablets, mobile phones, and other items that are handled by multiple people on any given day. In addition, spend as much time outdoors as possible so you can escape potentially contaminated indoor air. If you come down with the ”u, increase the humidity in your home by running the shower with the door open, using a recreational aquarium or boiling pots of water. Maintain a warm indoor temperature to reduce the likelihood that the ”u virus will spread. Other ways to reduce your risk for cold and ”u include: € Maintaining a healthy diet € Getting several minutes of sunlight per day € Exercising regularlyHealth & Hope DanMEARNSC PROVIDED BY MCCIn”uenza can rear its head any time of the year, but is known to be a particularly bad thorn in ones side during times of year when the weather is cold. According to WebMD, anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the population will get the ”u in an average year and it can take three to seven days for a regular case of the illness to go away, with some effects lingering for up to two weeks. No one wants to get the ”u, which is marked by fever, aches and pains, congestion, fatigue, and other symptoms. As a result, people do all they can to help prevent the ”u „ or at the very least shorten its duration. The best way to stave off the ”u is to get a ”u vaccination each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccine is carefully curated to treat against the ”u strains that research suggests will be the most common each ”u season. Getting vaccinated by the end of October is recommended. Steer clear of sick individuals and make a concerted effort to avoid germs and the spread of germs. Diligently washing hands and avoiding touching your nose, eyes and mouth can help you avoid and spread germs. In addition, repeatedly clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with the ”u virus. You might want to consider prophylactic treatment with an antiviral medication. In 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of oseltamivir phosphate, which is known by the brand-name Tami”u, as a ”u preventative. However, many people only reach for the drug when symptoms already have set in. Instead, it can be especially helpful in preventing the ”u when someone in the household has already contracted the illness. The results of several clinical studies show that Tami”u, when taken once daily, is up to 92 percent effective in preventing in”uenza illness in adolescents, adults and the elderly. Drink plenty of liquids during ”u season to keep the body well hydrated so the immune system can be in top form. Fruit juices, water, broth-based soups, and sports drinks can help keep the respiratory system from forming thick mucus that can become laden with bacteria. Should a fever set in, ”uids help prevent dehydration. It also can be wise to take zinc supplements during cold and ”u season. Neil Schachter, M.D., medical director of the respiratory care department at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the author of The Good Doctors Guide to Colds & Flu,Ž says zinc may boost immunity, which can shorten the duration or severity of the ”u. The ”u can quickly escalate and cause serious symptoms. Prevention and early treatment are essential during cold and ”u season. Fight the flu with these strategiesPHOTO PROVIDEDThe best way to stave o the ”u is to get a ”u vaccination each year. Prevent colds and flu before they start GRAPHIC PROVIDEDChecking up on doctors in politicsDAN | 4 Charlotte Heart & Vascular Instituteof North Port Now Accepting New Patients. CALL TODAY to schedule an Appointment 9417645858Michael Malone, D.O.Amit Gupta, M.D.Nicolai Mejevoi, M.D.Melody Strattan, D.O.14575 South Tamiami Trail €North Port, FL 34287 Cardiology Peripheral Vascular Disease Venous Disease Electrophysiology


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 Feeling FitPresident Michael Beatty Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit Editor Marie Merchant 941-206-1135 Deadlines:Support groups and News & Notes are published as space permits. Send information to Deadlines for listings are the Monday prior to publication.Medical Advertising Executives Bibi R. Gafoor 941-258-9528 Jim Commiskey 941-258-9526 Elaine Schaefer 941-205-6409PROVIDED BY MCCA strong immune system can go a long way toward ensuring ones overall health. But bolstering ones immune system is no small task, as even medical researchers admit there is still much to learn about the links between lifestyle and immune function. The Harvard Medical School notes that a strongly functioning immune system requires balance and harmony. So it stands to reason that a highly unhealthy lifestyle will compromise the immune system, but its also worth noting that pushing the body too hard in the other direction also can adversely affect immune function. Researchers continue to study the potential links between immune response and variables such as diet, exercise, age, and psychological stress. Though studies are ongoing, the Harvard Medical School notes that the immune system is bolstered by various strategies associated with healthy living. € Dont smoke. Smoking is linked to a host of diseases and ailments, so its no surprise that it also compromises the immune system. The National Cancer Institute notes that cigarette smoke contains high levels of tar and other chemicals, which compromise the immune systems ability to effectively combat infections. The effects of smoking on the immune system are both immediate and long-term. Smokers immune systems may not be able to fend off common infections like the common cold as effectively as the immune systems of nonsmokers. And over time, as smokers keep smoking, their immune systems will continue to weaken, which the NCI says makes them more vulnerable to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. € Eat a healthy diet. There is no magical food or foods that can strengthen the immune system to a point where infection is impossible. However, the Cleveland Clinic notes that a balanced, healthy diet that includes a mix of vitamins and minerals plays a role in strengthening the immune system. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a bevy of vitamins and antioxidants that help the immune system “ght off potential infections. Many people bemoan the absence of fresh fruits and vegetables at their local grocery stores during certain times of the year. But the Cleveland Clinic notes that manufacturers typically free frozen fruits and vegetables at peak ripeness. That means frozen fruits and vegetables provide similar nutrition to fresh fruits and vegetables during those times of year when foods are not in-season. € Exercise regularly. Like a healthy diet, routine exercise provides a host of bene“ts, and one such bene“t is its impact on the immune systems. The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes that the precise relationship between exercise and immune system function remains a mystery. Some researchers suspect that physical activity may ”ush bacteria out of the lungs and airways, reducing ones risk of getting a cold, ”u or other illness. Another theory suggests that exercises causes changes in white blood cells, which the immune system uses to “ght disease. These exercise-related changes may make it possible for the cells to detect illnesses earlier than they would if the body was not exercised regularly. While its important to note that these are just theories, the Harvard Medical School suggests that its reasonable to consider moderate regular exercise an important component of a healthy, immune-boosting lifestyle. € Dont buy the hype. Men and women interested in boosting their immune systems will no doubt “nd many products claiming to do just that. The Harvard Medical School urges consumers to be skeptical of such products, many of which make dubious claims that are not rooted in recognized scienti“c research. The immune system remains a mystery in many ways. But several healthy strategies may help people bolster their immune systems and potentially reduce their risk of infection.Strategies that can help build strong immune systems PHOTO PROVIDEDFresh fruits and vegetables contain a bevy of vitamins and antioxidants that help the immune system “ght o potential infection s. By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP MEDICAL WRITERThe next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and “rst up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the “rst foods from plants or animals that had their DNA editedŽ are expected to begin selling. Its a different technology than todays controversial genetically modi“edŽ foods, more like faster breeding that promises to boost nutrition, spur crop growth, and make farm animals hardier and fruits and vegetables last longer. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has declared gene editing one of the breakthroughs needed to improve food production so the world can feed billions more people amid a changing climate. Yet governments are wrestling with how to regulate this powerful new tool. And after years of confusion and rancor, will shoppers accept gene-edited foods or view them as GMOs in disguise? If the consumer sees the bene“t, I think theyll embrace the products and worry less about the technology,Ž said Dan Voytas, a University of Minnesota professor and chief science of“cer for Calyxt Inc., which edited soybeans to make the oil heart-healthy. Researchers are pursuing more ambitious changes: Wheat with triple the usual “ber, or thats low in gluten. Mushrooms that dont brown, and better-producing tomatoes. Drought-tolerant corn, and rice that no longer absorbs soil pollution as it grows. Dairy cows that dont need to undergo painful de-horning, and pigs immune to a dangerous virus that can sweep through herds. Scientists even hope gene editing eventually could save species from being wiped out by devastating diseases like citrus greening, a so far unstoppable infection thats destroying Floridas famed oranges. First they must “nd genes that could make a new generation of trees immune. If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially wed have a way to defeat this disease,Ž said Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, as he examined diseased trees in a grove near Fort Meade.GENETICALLY MODIFIED OR EDITED, WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?Farmers have long genetically manipulated crops and animals by selectively breeding to get offspring with certain traits. Its time-consuming and can bring trade-offs. Modern tomatoes, for example, are larger than their pea-sized wild ancestor, but the generations of cross-breeding made them more fragile and altered their nutrients. GMOs, or genetically modi“ed organisms, are plants or animals that were mixed with another species DNA to introduce a speci“c trait theyre transgenic.Ž Best known are corn and soybeans mixed with bacterial genes for built-in resistance to pests or weed killers. Despite international scienti“c consensus that GMOs are safe to eat, some people remain wary and there is concern they could spur herbicide-resistant weeds. Now gene-editing tools, with names like CRISPR and TALENs, promise to alter foods more precisely, and cheaply without necessarily adding foreign DNA. Instead, they act like molecular scissors to alter the letters of an organisms own genetic alphabet. The technology can insert new DNA, but most products in development so far switch off a gene, according to University of Missouri professor Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes. Those new Calyxt soybeans? Voytas team inactivated two genes so the beans produce oil with no heart-damaging trans fat and that shares the famed health pro“le of olive oil without its distinct taste. The hornless calves? Most dairy Holsteins grow horns that are removed for the safety of farmers and other cows. Recombinetics Inc. swapped part of the gene that makes dairy cows grow horns with the DNA instructions from naturally hornless Angus beef cattle. Precision breeding,Ž is how animal geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam of the University of California, Davis, explains it. This isnt going to replace traditional breeding,Ž but make it easier to add one more trait.RULES ARENT CLEARThe Agriculture Department says extra rules arent needed for plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding,Ž clearing the way for development of about two dozen gene-edited crops so far. In contrast, the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 proposed tighter, drug-like restrictions on gene-edited animals. It promises guidance sometime next year on exactly how it will proceed. Because of trade, international regulations are the most important factor in whether genome editing technologies are commercialized,Ž USDAs Paul Spencer told a meeting of agriculture economists. Europes highest court ruled last summer that existing European curbs on the sale of transgenic GMOs should apply to gene-edited foods, too. But at the World Trade Organization this month, the U.S. joined 12 nations including Australia, Canada, Argentina and Brazil in urging other countries to adopt internationally consistent, science-based rules for gene-edited agriculture.ARE THESE FOODS SAFE?The biggest concern is what are called off-target edits, unintended changes to DNA that could affect a crops nutritional value or an animals health, said Jennifer Kuzma of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at North Carolina State University. Scientists are looking for any signs of problems. Take the hornless calves munching in a UC-Davis “eld. One is female and once it begins producing milk, Van Eenennaam will test how similar that milks fat and protein composition is to milk from unaltered cows. Were kind of being Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy? AP PHOTOFred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove aected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade. If we can go in and edit the gene, change the DNA sequence ever so slightly by one or two letters, potentially wed have a way to defeat this disease,Ž says Gmitter. GENE | 4 FEELING FIT Its never too late to get theSMILEyouve always wanted!Call Dr. Pepper for a free Invisalign treatment consult!941-629-2221| 3100 Port Charlotte Blvd | Port Charlotte, FL 33952Invisalign and the Invisalign logo, among others, are trademarks of Align Technology, Inc., and are registered in the U.S. and other countries. Dr. Christina S. Pepper ABO Board Certi“ ed Orthodontist


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 3PROVIDED BY MCCSchool-aged kids who catch colds or the ”u from their classmates can quickly spread those colds to their family members, who then might spread the colds further when they go to work. Preventing the spread of colds and ”u at school is a team effort that requires the assistance of not just parents, but also teachers and students. Still, parents might be the “rst line of defense when it comes to preventing the spread of cold and ”u at school. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids lose a combined 38 million school days to the ”u each year. Those lost days can affect students who miss lesson plans, but also affect parents, who often must take days off from work to tend to their sick children. While theres no way for parents to guarantee their children wont catch a cold or the ”u this school year, they can take various preventive measures to increase kids chances of staying healthy and achieving perfect attendance. € Make sure kids are immunized and that their immunizations are current. Vaccinations bolster kids immune systems. Thats important, as kids immune systems are naturally less mature than adults, making them more vulnerable to germs and viruses. The CDC recommends that adults and children receive their ”u vaccinations in October while noting that such vaccinations can be administered as late as January and still prove effective. The CDC also recommends that adults and children receive ”u vaccinations each year. Additional vaccinations may not need to be administered as often, but parents should still ensure kids are up-todate with their shots. € Make sure kids regularly wash their hands. Kids often catch colds by rubbing their hands that have been exposed to cold virus germs on their noses or eyes. To prevent that, parents can teach kids to wash to their hands thoroughly, including scrubbing the backs of their hands, between their “ngers and around their “ngernails. Kids should know to wash their hands regularly, but especially after they use the bathroom and before they eat, drink or touch their mouths, noses or eyes. € Keep kids home when they are sick. Parents dont want their children to miss school, but kids who are suffering from colds or ”u should be kept home. This prevents the spread of colds and ”u to classmates and teachers, and time to rest at home may help youngsters recover more quickly. € Teach kids to avoid common germ spots. Germs can be lurking anywhere, but some spots seem to make more welcome homes for germs than others. Studies have shown that kids were most likely to encounter germs in schools on water fountain spigots and on plastic cafeteria trays. Teach kids to never put their mouths on fountains and to avoid eating any food that might fall onto their trays in the cafeteria. School-aged children are susceptible to colds and ”u when spending time in the classroom. But parents can reduce their youngsters cold and ”u risk in various ways.Reduce kids risk of getting colds at school PHOTO PROVIDEDStudies have shown that kids were most likely to encounter germs in schools on water fountain spigots and on plastic cafeteria trays. By ALISON BOWENCHICAGO TRIBUNEWhen he was in eighth grade, Benjamin Cherkasky quit the swim team. He loved swimming. But he wasnt winning every time, and he felt he should already be an Olympic-like talent. Im not Michael Phelps at swimming, so why am I even on the team?Ž he remembers thinking. A therapist who researches perfectionism at Northwestern Universitys Family Institute, he realized years later what had happened. His perfectionism was creating unrealistic standards, and unable to meet them, he quit. This continued throughout college. My perfectionism is very high expectations, and fantasylike and not realistic expectations, that caused real suffering and real anxiety,Ž he said. Cherkasky is not alone in feeling a perfectionism that can breed anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts. So many millennials are suffering from the ills of perfectionism that psychologists are issuing warnings and schools are emphasizing the need to both strive and accept failure. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Northwestern held its “rst event on the topic, aimed at educating students that perfectionism can be poisonous and giving tips and tactics to help. Jessica Rohl“ng Pryor, a Family Institute staff psychologist leading the event, said every generation is a sponge for messages it receives. I would argue that millennials more than any other generation in American society are receiving very strong explicit messages around achieving,Ž she said. Theres an absence of messaging that trying your hardest is still OK.Ž Chronic procrastination and elaborate to-do lists can be signs of perfectionism „ and potentially darker issues. This January, the American Psychological Association reported that recent generations of college students have reported higher levels of perfectionism than earlier generations. This irrational desire to achieve along with being overly critical of oneself and othersŽ takes a toll on young peoples mental health, according to its research, which analyzed data from more than 40,000 American, Canadian, and British college students. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018By SUSAN JAFFEKAISER HEALTH NEWSFor some older adults, private Medicare Advantage plans next year will offer a host of new bene“ts, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars or air conditioners for asthma sufferers. But the new bene“ts will not be widely available, and they wont be easy to “nd. Of the 3,700 plans across the country next year, only 273 in 21 states will offer at least one. About 7 percent of Advantage members „ 1.5 million people „ will have access, Medicare of“cials estimate. That means even for the savviest shoppers it will be a challenge to “gure out which plans offer the new bene“ts and who quali“es for them. Medicare of“cials have touted the expansion as historic and an innovative way to keep seniors healthy and independent. Despite that enthusiasm, a full listing of the new services is not available on the web-based Medicare Plan Finder,Ž the government tool used by bene“ciaries, counselors and insurance agents to sort through dozens of plan options. Even if people sign up for those plans, they wont all be eligible for all the bene“ts. Advantage members will need a recommendation from a health care provider in the plans network. Then they may need to have a certain chronic health problem, a recent hospitalization or meet other eligibility requirements. Medicare counselors from California to Maine say key details are not included on the governments website. In some cases, if insurers offer the new bene“ts, the plan “nder will indicate yes or no,Ž said Georgia Gerdes a health care choices specialist at AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging in Oak Park, Ill., outside Chicago. Thats hardly enough, she said. There is a lot of information on the plan “nder, but there is a lot of information missing that requires bene“ciaries to do more research,Ž said Deb McFarland, Medicare services program supervisor at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Nonetheless, of“cials say the added bene“ts will help Advantage members prevent costly hospitalizations. Federal approval of additional bene“ts is one of the most signi“cant changes made to the Medicare program,Ž Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, told an insurers meeting last month. She said she expects plans to expand services in coming years. Medicare Advantage plans, which are an alternative to traditional Medicare, serve 21 million bene“ciaries and limit their out-of-pocket expenses. But they also restrict members to a network of doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. They often offer bene“ts not available in traditional Medicare, such as dental and vision care, hearing aids and gym memberships. The federal government pays a set amount to the plans to help cover the cost of each member. The Trump administration gave insurers money to spend on bene“ts next year „ an average pay raise of 3.4 percent, seven times more than the rate of increase in 2018. Enrollment is underway for Medicare Advantage plans, as well as for people in traditional Medicare who want to buy a policy for drug coverage. The deadline for choosing either type of plan is Dec. 7. Among the new bene“ts that some Medicare Advantage plans said they will offer are: € Trips to the pharmacy or “tness center in addition to doctors appointments for plan members, depending on where they live or their health conditions. € A monthly or quarterly allowance for over-the-counter pharmacy products such as cold and allergy medications, eye drops, vitamins, supplements and compression stockings. € House calls by doctors or other health care providers, under certain conditions. € A home health care aide for a limited number of hours to help with dressing, eating and other daily activities, possibly including household chores and light housekeeping. However, plans offering these and other services will likely have only some of the options and will have different eligibility criteria and other limitations. The same services likely wont be available in every county the plan serves. For example, next year an estimated 150,000 Humana Medicare Advantage members in Texas and South Florida „ two of the 43 states Humana serves „ who cannot be left alone at home will be able to get a free in-home personal care aide for up to 42 hours a year, so that their regular caregiver can get a break. And more than half of the members in Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage plans will have access to free transportation services in all but “ve of the 16 states and the District of Columbia where the company sells coverage. To “nd these supplemental bene“ts, seniors can use the online plan “nder. After they enter their ZIP code and get a list of plans available locally, they can click on a plan name. That will take them to another page that offers more details about coverage, including a tab for health and drug plan bene“ts. That page might say whether the new services are offered. But often the website will simply indicate that speci“c bene“ts are available „ and perhaps not name them „ and advise consumers to contact the plan for more information. A Medicare spokesperson con“rmed that there is currently not an indicator on the plan “nder for plans offering these expanded health-r elated supplemental bene“ts. In addition to extra bene“ts, other variables should be considered when choosing an Advantage plan, such as which health care providers and pharmacies participate in a plans network, which drugs are covered and the costs. Where available, several insurers say the new services will be free with no increase in monthly premiums. We certainly believe that all of the ancillary bene“ts we provide will help keep our members healthy, which is good for them, and its good for us in the long run,Ž said Steve Warner, head of the Medicare Advantage product team at UnitedHealthcare, which insures about 5 million seniors or 1 in 4 Medicare Advantage members. Insurers are betting that services will eventually pay for themselves. Dawn Maroney, consumer president at Alignment Healthcare, which serves eight counties in Southern California, said its much cheaper to give an air conditioner to someone with congestive heart failure to keep that patient healthy than to pay for more expensive medical treatment. But if the new bene“ts are such a good idea, they should be available to the majority of older adults in traditional Medicare, said David Lipschutz, a senior policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. For free help with Medicare Advantage and drug plan enrollment, contact the federally funded State Health Insurance Assistance Program (www., the Medicare Rights Center, 800-333-4114 or its website, The Medicare Plan Finder website is available at “nd-a-plan/questions/ home.aspx or call 800-633-4227.New Medicare Advantage benefits will be hard for seniors to find GYNs Michael Burgess of Texas and David Roe of Tennessee, anesthesiologist Andy Harris of Maryland, obstetrician Roger Marshall of Kansas, physician Brad Wenstrup of Ohio and dentists Drew Ferguson of Georgia and Mike Simpson of Idaho. The U.S. Senate includes three Republican physicians: Orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso of Wyoming, gastroenterologist Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and ophthalmologist Rand Paul of Kentucky. The Broward County recount gave us another senator with a medical background,Ž Dr. Johnson added. Rick Scott, you may recall, founded Columbia Hospital and was chief executive of Columbia/HCA. And dont forget our own Dr. Chris Constance,Ž the doctor added. The board-certi“ed plastic surgeon has been a member of the Charlotte County Commission since 1994.Ž The good doctor was quick to point that physicians have played pivotal roles in politics throughout history. Five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were physicians,Ž he said, including Pennsylvania doctor Benjamin Rush, a high-ranking surgeon in the Continental Army who eventually became known as the father of American psychiatry.Ž In”uential doctors include some controversial “gures,Ž Dr. Johnson said. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom President Trump has labeled a monster, graduated from the medical school at Damascus University and worked as a doctor in the Syrian Army before he attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital in London, specializing in ophthalmology. Che Guevara, the famous Marxist revolutionary, was also a physician, which many people might not realize,Ž the doctor added. A major “gure of the Cuban Revolution, Guevara became a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and remains so today. Then theres John Tanton, a retired Michigan ophthalmologist and architect of the anti-immigrant movement,Ž Dr. Johnson noted. He is the founder and “rst chairman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, an immigration-reduction organization.Ž Dr. Benjamin Spock, the famous pediatrician whose Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling books of all time, was a political activist who protested the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons and fought for causes affecting children.Ž In 1972, Dr. Spock ran for president as the Peoples Party candidate with a platform that called for free medical care for all; the legalization of abortion, homosexuality, and cannabis; a guaranteed minimum income for families; and an end to American military interventionism. Kinda sounds like Bernie Sanders,Ž noted Dr. Johnson, but in the face of Richard Nixons landside victory, Dr. Spock got 78,000 votes. Nixon received 46.7 million.Ž Stating that he had to run, Dr. Johnson left me with two additional names that made me look forward to his next visit: Wait until you hear about Georges Clemenceau, a physician and journalist who was Prime Minister of France during the World War I, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the physician and novelist who created ... well, I think you may know.Ž Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email PAGE 1 overly cautious,Ž she said, noting that if eating beef from naturally hornless Angus cattle is “ne, milk from edited Holsteins should be, too. But to Kuzma, companies will have to be up-front about how these new foods were made and the evidence that theyre healthy. She wants regulators to decide case-by-case which changes are no big deal, and which might need more scrutiny. Most gene edited plants and animals are probably going to be just “ne to eat. But youre only going to do yourself a disservice in the long run if you hide behind the terminology,Ž Kuzma said.AVOIDING A BACKLASHUncertainty about regulatory and consumer reaction is creating some strange bedfellows. An industry-backed group of food makers and farmers asked university researchers and consumer advocates to help craft guidelines for responsible useŽ of gene editing in the food supply. Clearly this coalition is in existence because of some of the battle scars from the GMO debates, theres no question about that,Ž said Greg Jaffe of the food-safety watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest, who agreed to join the Center for Food Integritys guidelines group. Theres clearly going to be questions raised about this technology.ŽGENEFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT BEFOREAFTER 2 TREATMENTS Attendance is complimentary, reservations required.RiverchaseDermatology.comSpecial one-time event pricing for attendees Learn about Coolsculpting | See a live demonstration Receive a FREE consultation+ Enter for a chance to WIN A FREE SESSION TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 € 1-4 PMVENICE LOCATION € 941-488-77271201 Jacaranda Blvd Ste 1203, Venice, FL 34292ONE HOUR EVENT, ONE GROUP PER HOUR, 3 SESSIONS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE1-2PM | 2-3PM | 3-4PM adno=3630078-1


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 5PROVIDED BY MCCA diabetes diagnosis is life-changing. Living with diabetes requires altering ones lifestyle. Those lifestyle changes are typically focused on diet and exercise, but some people develop complications related to diabetes that require additional changes. The American Diabetes Association says that diabetes increases a persons risk for serious health problems. However, the ADA notes that with the correct treatment and lifestyle changes, its possible to prevent or delay the onset of such complications. As a result, its important that people diagnosed with diabetes learn about the potential complications of their disease and how to recognize them.Skin complicationsThe ADA says skin problems are sometimes the “ rst indicators that a person has diabetes. Most of these problems can be prevented or easily treated if caught early. The list of skin complications that can affect people with diabetes is extensive and includes bacterial infections such as styes, boils, infections around the nails, and carbuncles, which are deep infections of the skin and the tissue underneath it. Localized itching caused by a yeast infection, dry skin or poor circulation is another example of a skin condition that is often caused by diabetes. Visit skin-complications.html for the complete list of skin complications associated with diabetes.Eye complicationsPeople with diabetes have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. However, the ADA notes that most people with diabetes develop only minor eye disorders. Routine checkups are essential to preventing those minor problems from becoming something major. Glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy are eye complications associated with diabetes. People with diabetes are 40 percent more likely to suffer from glaucoma than people without diabetes, according to the ADA. Risk for glaucoma increases with age. Cataracts are not exclusive to diabetes, though people with diabetes are 60 percent more likely to develop the condition, which occurs when the lens of the eye clouds and blocks light. Diabetes can affect the retina in various ways, and diabetic retinopathy is the general term used to describe the various ways it can do that. Nonproliferative retinopathy and proliferative retinopathy are the two main types of the disorder, and each disorder concerns the blood vessels and how they affect vision.NeuropathyNerve damage resulting from diabetes is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. The ADA notes that roughly 50 percent of people with diabetes have some sort of nerve damage, though it is most common in people who have had diabetes for a number of years. Peripheral neuropathy can cause tingling, numbness, pain, or weakness in the feet and hands. Autonomic neuropathy affects the nerves that control the bladder, intestinal tract, genitals, and other organs. The symptoms of autonomic neuropathy vary depending on which nerves are affected. Visit to learn more. People with diabetes often develop complications, though such complications oftentimes can be prevented or delayed.Potential complications of diabetes BY STATEPOINTNovember is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from “ ction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths „ debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certi“ ed Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney McCormick, dietitian for Nutrisystem. Myth: Im a healthy weight „ I cant get diabetes. Fact: Although theres a clear connection between being overweight or obese and developing type 2 diabetes, genetics and other lifestyle factors can also play a role. Prediabetes can sometimes be an early-stage development of type 2 diabetes, and its risk factors (other than weight) include: € Polycystic ovary syndrome: Fairly common in women, stay attuned to symptoms such as increased hair growth, weight gain and an inconsistent menstrual cycle. € Older age: Prediabetes risk increases after age 45, according to the Mayo Clinic. € Family medical history: A family history of blood sugar-related health complications increases prediabetes risk. € Gestational diabetes: Women who experience gestational diabetes (diabetes developed during pregnancy) are more likely to develop prediabetes. Additionally, if your baby weighed more than nine pounds at birth, youre at greater risk, according to the Mayo Clinic. Men, arent off the hook. This increased risk extends to the children of women who had gestational diabetes. € Inadequate sleep: Certain conditions causing sleep disruptions can be a recipe for insulin resistance. Myth: People develop diabetes because they eat too much sugar. Fact: Although consuming excess calories can contribute to being overweight, which is associated with type 2 diabetes, sugar is not the singular cause of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is the result of genetics and additional unknown factors and type 2 diabetes is the result of a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors. Myth: If I have diabetes, I cant have carbs or dessert. Fact: Generally speaking, individuals with diabetes can follow the same healthy diet recommended for the general public and can even enjoy sweet treats in small portions on special occasions. Carbs are a necessary part of a healthy meal plan. Just pay attention to portions. Optimal carbohydrate counts will vary by person, but the American Diabetes Association recommends starting with 45-60 grams per meal, and tweaking depending on how your body responds. Some good carbs to consider? Whole grain breads, pastas, rice and cereals, plus starchy vegetables like potatoes, peas and corn. Fruits, beans, milk and yogurt also count toward daily carbohydrates. On the Nutrisystem D plan, which is designed for people living with type 2 diabetes, milk and yogurt are considered PowerFuels,Ž even though they provide some carbohydrates. Many people are advised to enjoy these foods with fruit to prevent nocturnal hypoglycemia. Its important to have a good understanding of the risks, causes and precautions associated with diabetes. Although preventative measures cant be taken against type 1 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, research suggests that you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58 percent by: € Losing seven percent of your body weight € Exercising moderately 30 minutes a day, “ ve days a week Eat well, be well and know your risk factors for diabetes, this month, and every month of the year.Common diabetes myths debunked PHOTO PROVIDEDAccording to the American Diabetes Association, research suggests that you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58 percent by exercising moderately 30 minutes a day, “ ve days a week.higher scores for each of these types of perfectionism than earlier generations, the researchers found. People affected could be in both the millennial generation and Gen Z. Rohl“ ng Pryor noted that data have been collected from more than 200 studies, not all of which de“ ned these two groups the same way. So although more than one age group was studied, she has found perfectionism to be particularly prevalent in university students, including both undergraduate and graduate students. Researchers noted that social media adds comparison pressure, along with the drive to earn money and set lofty career goals. Often, perfectionists create even higher goals, which lead to a higher risk of failure and perhaps more failures. In college, Cherkasky found himself surrounded by many intelligent people and felt he should be smart enough to already understand his textbooks, to already have mastered whatever he was learning. It makes you feel kind of crazy,Ž he said. I felt like I should know every fact about the human brain without even going to class.Ž This type of thinking can lead to putting in less effort, which can create more anxiety as people fall behind, he noted. It causes suffering, and it causes people to kind of be isolated, and causes people to detach from their work, from their school, from other people. And so these are all perfect nutrients for anxiety to grow.Ž Researchers also noted higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts recently in this age group than there were a decade ago. Northwestern is not the only school eager to help its perfectionist students. Brown University includes perfectionism in its counseling and psychological services, asking students if they ever feel that what they accomplish isnt good enough, or that they must give more than 100 percent to not be considered a failure. Schools like the University of Texas and Harvard University note the difference between a perfectionistŽ and a healthy striver.Ž Harvard provides examples such as someone who is preoccupied with fear of failure and disapproval versus using anxiety and fear of failure to create energy; and someone who becomes overly defensive when criticized, versus someone who takes criticism in stride with perspective.MILLENNIALSFROM PAGE 3 Support Groups 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 ” oor of the medical of“ ce building at Bayfront Health hospital campus on E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Speakers: Dec. 11: Pamela Fadness, M.D. Psychiatrist BFH Jan. 8: The Yoga Sanctuary of Punta Gorda Feb. 12: Dr. Dakouny, M.D. March 12: Dr. Bobe, Pulmonologist April 9: Dr. Glick, Oncologist Florida Cancer Specialists May 14: Thomas Cappello, speaking on estate planning For more information, call 941-6379575 or email 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 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. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 By THERESA COTTOMAKRON BEACON JOURNALA vaccine for cancer is in the works. Its coming together at the hands of Lauren Landry and Chloe Tomblin, who moved swiftly one recent Friday to collect the materials needed for that days research, sifting through freezers stocked with bacteria as lab mice rustled softly in their cages. Their research has limitations „ mostly due to the fact that the lab is situated in a high school. But Landry, 16, and Tomblin, 17, both students at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, arent deterred by the trials or setbacks they face in their cancer immunology class. They know that with enough determination, it could one day lead to something much larger. This class has opened my eyes to so many opportunities,Ž Lauren said. I hope we get to the point where we can get to a vaccine and write a paper.Ž Landry and Tomblin are taking cancer immunology at Western Reserve Academy (WRA), where they conduct research into how to engage the immune system in preventing cancer from forming. Though the lab is in a high school, not a bit of learning happens from a textbook or simulated situations. The students main objective is to conduct real cancer research, either by testing the effects of substances on cancer cells or, in the more ambitious experiments, developing vaccines to target the growth of those harmful cells. Robert Aguilar formulated the class as he was conducting research at the Cleveland Clinic to earn his doctorate in cellular and molecular medicine. There, he contributed to research to develop a breast cancer vaccine that is now in clinical trials. He also helped research and publish a paper about his “ndings for a testicular cancer vaccine during his time at the Clinic. It was during this time that I noticed how hard students worked and how reliable they were,Ž Aguilar said. That, combined with me worrying what I was going to do with the knowledge afterward, made me realize I could actually do research at WRA.Ž Aguilar, who has taught at the private school the past 13 years, envisioned a small, focused class of about eight students conducting legitimate research in a state-of-theart lab. In the four years since he began teaching the course, the classroom has transformed into a lab “lled with more than $300,000 worth of professional-grade equipment from various donors, including a small centrifuge, a freezer for bacteria and a liquid nitrogen freezer stocked with different types of cancer cells. The growth of the lab brought growth to the class, which has ballooned into two sections to accommodate the nearly 40 students taking it this year. Students spend the “rst half of the semester learning research techniques, including the humane way to handle lab mice. By the second year, students hang up their blue lab coats for white ones and are well into their research projects, which are usually inspired by other experiments theyd read about in class. If “rst-years need any help, they can feel free to ask one of those other students,Ž Aguilar said. Its part of their job as well to teach “rst-year students.Ž The extra hands are especially helpful as the class has morphed into a round-the-clock job for Aguilar. Students are only in class about three days a week for 75 minutes a day, so a swarm of sticky notes often cover Aguilars desk with daily reminders of adjustments he needs to make to their experiments at all hours of the day. Students form groups to conduct their research, which they must provide weekly data on and present at the end of the year. One pair of students has researched the effect of capsaicin, the spicy component in chili peppers, on killing cancer cells. Another has tested the effect of caffeine on the growth rate of breast cancer cells. Some groups go a step further, like a group last year that tested the effects of male mice swallowing breast cancer cells „ a nearly twoyear experiment that caught the interest of the Cleveland Clinic, prompting the hospital system to help fund it and assist in further research. Few students get to the point in their research of experimentation with mice, Aguilar said, since they have limited time in the lab to get that far in their research. But Landry and Tomblin who have based their project on Aguilars previous research on vaccinations, hope they can get far enough in the development of their testicular cancer vaccine that they can test it in the mice and draw conclusions from it. We know theyre going to be used for good,Ž Lauren said about working with the mice. If it does or doesnt work, it still has a huge impact.Ž As more students set their sights on creating tangible impact „ and as Aguilar sets his sights on developing an independent lab with the ability to publish the students “ndings „ he is working on pulling an ethics committee together. The committee, which Aguilar hopes to have in place this year, would make decisions about working with the mice and other controversial organisms, like embryonic stem cells, which Aguilar recently purchased and has been cultivating himself. Even if the students dont get that far in their research, they know theyre still making a difference both in the world and within themselves. Aguilar teaches the students that even inconclusive research is still contributing to the larger conversation surrounding cancer research in some way. He also tells students that the best part of research is failing a lot.Ž Hanley Jefferis, a senior, learned that “rsthand last year when she had to repeat an experiment eight times to make it work, and the research for her overall project didnt result in any sound conclusions. It was challenging, but thats just part of science,Ž said Jefferis, who is now working on a new experiment testing the effects of alcohol on embryonic stem cells. This class teaches you how to persevere.ŽStudents work to develop cancer vaccineBy CAROLINE KNORRCOMMON SENSE MEDIAHate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race „ or anything, really „ has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful rhetoric, the vast majority of kids will be victims of everyday, casual exposure. Just by playing a game on the internet, looking up a de“nition, or maybe checking out some music, theyll encounter some of the most vile and offensive words and images that can be expressed in the comments section of a YouTube video, a meme in their feed, or a group chat. The intensity of these ideas, the frequency with which kids see them, and the acceptance by so many that its just part of internet life mean that its critical to talk to kids about this dif“cult topic. Theyll be much better equipped to handle whatever comes their way when they can talk to you about all aspects of hate speech: what it is and why its hurtful, what to do when they encounter it and even what to do if theyre drawn to it. Hate speech is actually legal under the First Amendment „ unless it speci“cally targets someone, includes threats and harassment, or creates a hostile environment (such as at school or work). But the line between whats OK and whats absolutely unacceptable is still very much up for debate in the digital age. And when you think about it, todays kids are guinea pigs for the giant social experiment of free and open public speech. On one side are mainstream sites like Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube trying to walk the tightrope between freedom of expression and decorum. Their unsuccessful attempts to tamp down the hateful rhetoric on their platforms send a mixed message to kids. Are tech companies really that dedicated to free speech, or do they just want more users? On the other side are fringe sites like Gab and 4Chan whose no-holds-barred forums test the boundaries of free spee ch „ which the companies defend as “ercely as their offensive views. But when kids see the horri“c race-, religion-, and gender-based attacks committed in the real world by members of online extremist groups, they must wonder why adults cant stop these hate crimes. Lets be clear: The internet didnt create hate speech. Although it may change some peoples minds, the internet (and speci“cally social media) simply provides a place for people to express themselves. But the idea that exposure to hateful ideas is a necessary evil for the right to say whatever you wish doesnt account for the role of the internet itself. The online world is rife with false information, which is easily created, easily distributed and easily believed by those who want their own hateful ideas con“rmed. And remember, tech companies pro“t off connecting and engaging people „ and nothing gets people going like in”ammatory ideas. Somewhere in this mix are your kids, who are stumbling into online spaces that are confusing, scary and shaky. We cant „ and shouldnt „ rely on the tech companies to “gure it out. We dont have that much time. And plus, they have too much skin in the game. Ultimately, hate speech is an area where sharing your own familys values „ around compassion and tolerance, appropriate communication, and empathy toward others „ sets a stable path forward for your kids to follow even in unsettled times. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your kids and tips to handle hate speech.CONVERSATION STARTERSWhat is hate speech? Look up the de“nition of hate speech and talk about whether your kids have encountered it. It may have been just a word, or it may have been in a video or a meme. How can you tell if someone is trying to be funny or their words are intended to hurt? How does hate speech affect people? How would you feel if you were a member of the group targeted by cruel language? Does it matter if youre exposed to it a lot or a little? Are people with different social statuses „ for example, a popular kid vs. a loner type „ affected differently? Whats the difference between hate speech and cyberbullying? If someone is trying to hurt someone, or knows that theyre hurting someone, and does it repeatedly, thats cyberbullying. When someone expresses vicious views about a group or toward an attribute of a group, thats hate speech. Whats your role in online hate speech? Do you feel safe calling out the person or people using hate speech? Would it make you feel cooler to do that, or would it make you feel uncool „ like youre not part of the group? Would you block people using hate speech? Would you ignore them? Would you stand up for the person or group of people being targeted? How far does the right to free speech go? Is there a clear boundary between free speech and hate speech? What is it? Should people have the right to say and do whatever they want online? If peoples feelings are hurt or theyre offended, they can just go on a different site, right? Does hate speech lead to hate crimes? Convicted killer Dylan Roof, accused murderer Robert Bowers, and others accused of hate crimes left clues to their murderous views online. Should there be a place for people with extremist leanings to gather and share their ideas online, even if theyre offensive and threatening? Or not? What responsibility „ if any „ do technology platforms have? Should Instagram, for example, be held accountable to victims of hate crimes committed by users who posted hate content? Should they try to bring people together, either through dedicated spaces, new algorithms, or other methods? Why are certain people attracted to hate groups? Its natural for tweens and teens to want to join groups, and sometimes groups devoted to hurting others make certain kids feel more powerful. Kids who have pent-up anger or insecurity about other things in their lives may be attracted to groups that feel protective and united. Can you imagine why someone might be swayed by hate speech rhetoric?PRACTICAL WAYS TO MANAGE HATE SPEECH€ Report it. Hate speech violates most sites terms of service. You can report people without their knowing that youre the one who turned them in. € Block it. You can block people who use hate speech, but this can be tricky socially for some kids. € Dont share it. Forwarding any form of hate speech is wrong „ but it can also get you into trouble because it can be traced back to you. € Call it out. If your kids feel con“dent enough to confront the hate speech poster without fear of attack, then they should do it. € Fight it. Nurture the values of empathy and compassion in your kids. Challenge them to consider how other people feel and how they would want to be treated. € Read age-appropriate news from reputable sources. € Learn more. Hate often stems from ignorance. Media designed for your kids ages can help them learn about history and peoples struggles in terms that they can understand and relate to. Kids find hate online: How to handle it TNS PHOTOHate speech is all over the internet. Nurture the values of empathy and compassion in your kids. Challenge them to consider how other people feel and how they would want to be treated. FEELING FIT $175HOLIDAY INTRODUCTORY OFFER(Expires 12/31/18)adno=3629487-1 SWFLs LEADING MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLINIC Visit us online!www.ICCPortCharlotte.comBOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY:941-375-67753524 Tamiami Trail Ste. 105G Port Charlotte, FL. 33952 info@ICCPortCharlotte.comDr. Tucker Greene Dr. Gregory R. Sonn What are the steps?1. Make an appointment. 2. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 7By CANDICE CHOIAP FOOD & HEALTH WRITERSix arti“ cial ” avors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks theyre in. The dispute highlights the complex rules that govern what goes in our food, how much the public knows about it, and a mysterious class of ingredients that has evolved over decades largely outside of public view. On food packages, hundreds of ingredients are listed simply as natural ” avor or arti“ cial ” avor. Even in minute amounts, they help make potato chips taste oniony or give fruit candy that twang. The food system we have is unimaginable without ” avor additives,Ž said Nadia Berenstein, a historian of ” avor science based in New York. The ” avors are also at the center of a dispute over how ingredients should be regulated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving companies two years to purge their products of six arti“ cial ” avors „ even though the FDA made clear it believes the ingredients are safe in the trace amounts they are used. The six arti“ cial ” avors in question, with names like methyl eugenol, benzophenone, ethyl acrylate and pyridine, are used to create cinnamon or spicy notes, fruity or minty ” avors, or even hints of balsamic vinegar. The FDA and the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association, an industry group, did not respond when asked for examples of products the six ingredients are used in. But they noted in statements that the compounds have natural counterparts in foods like basil, coffee, grapes and peppermint, and that the action does not affect the naturally derived versions. The FDA said it had to order the arti“ cial versions out of the food supply because of a lawsuit brought by consumer advocacy groups that cited a 60-year-old regulation known as the Delaney clause. The rule prohibits additives shown to have caused cancer in animals, even if tested at doses far higher than what a person would consume. In a statement, the ” avor industry group said the Delaney Clause doesnt allow regulators to assess an ingredients risk based on modern scienti“ c understanding, but that changing it would require an act of Congress. As far back as 1981, the Government Accountability Of“ ce issued a report saying the clause should be re-examined because of its in” exibility. Christopher Kemp, a professor of cancer biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, doesnt think the rule is necessarily too strict a threshold. He said animal studies provide the strongest evidence about cancer risk in humans, and that it is better to err on the side of caution. Erik Olson of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the groups that sued over the six ingredients, said its also unknown what effect they might have when used in combination with other ingredients. And since theyre listed only as arti“ cial ” avor,Ž he said people dont know in what concentrations theyre used in particular products. Its all secret. You cant pick up an ice cream or chewing gum or a baked good and have any idea what chemicals are in there,Ž he said. Berenstein, the ” avor science historian, said the ingredients in ” avors dont have to be speci“ ed in part because regulators decided long ago that listing the names of compounds on packages might just confuse people. And she stressed that ” avors are used in in“ nitesimal amounts. In 2015, the ” avor industry estimates just 40 pounds of one of the now banned arti“ cial ingredients was produced. But Bernstein said a more robust regulatory system might inspire greater public con“ dence about ” avors. In a separate but related lawsuit, the FDA is also facing a challenge over its oversight of the universe of ingredients companies can put into foods, including arti“ cial ” avors. New ” avors, sweeteners and other ingredients can go through an FDA petition process to be approved as food additives. But another option lets manufacturers deem their own ingredients to be generally recognized as safe.Ž Theres no clear rule for when ingredients should take one path or the other. The arti“ cial sweetener Splenda is an approved food additive. Another sweetener, stevia, was declared GRAS by manufacturers. The six arti“ cial ” avors in question were approved food additives, along with dozens of other synthetic ” avors The ” avor industry group also regularly declares other ingredients like them to be GRAS, without formal review by the FDA. Critics say GRAS determinations were meant for basic ingredients like salt and vinegar, not highly engineered ingredients. The advocacy groups suing the FDA say the GRAS option has turned into a loophole that lets companies approve all sorts of ingredients without public scrutiny, including arti“ cial ” avors. In September, a judge allowed the legal challenge to move forward.No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mysteryFood companies have been ordered to remove six artificial flavors from their products AP PHOTOThis photo shows part of an ingredient label, which lists arti“ cial ” avoring on a packet of candy. By BARTON GOLDSMITHTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEDid you take a vacation this summer? All the research shows that people who do not take time off are less productive than those who take a week or two to unwind and unplug. Otherwise, you will, at best, not be fully engaged in what you are doing or you will, at worst, burn out. Sometimes that happens without warning. One day you wake up and realize you cant go into work anymore even though you love it like your second family. Theres almost nothing I like more than being productive. But to have the energy to be as productive as possible, I have to take time off. Sometimes I push myself too hard. When self-aware enough to stop, I know how to pull back, but I can overdo it if I dont. Its like a runners high when Im working on something that is moving life forward „ I dont want to stop. I get a rush of some great feelings and have lots of energy. But we all need to take a break sometimes. You may do a bunch of different things and say to yourself, Well this isnt really work, because Im also watching footballŽ or Im not at the of“ ce and Im in my sweats.Ž But your brain is still at your desk or on the job, thinking about what you could do or should have done. And that is hard on your psyche. Its actually a way of beating yourself up. So is saying you cant take time off. Its good to plan ahead „ sometimes way ahead. We got married right around Thanksgiving so that we would always have that week off. Amgen, the big bio-tech “ rm, closes for the week of the Fourth of July, and other companies do similar things, because they recognize the value of time away from the of“ ce, and they know that some people wont stop working unless the doors are locked. Is this being a workaholic? Perhaps, but it goes deeper than that. Some fear losing their job if they leave it for more than a long weekend, or they fear they may lose their edge. Some business people are so anxious about the state of their companies, they are always mentally on guard, and that will take its toll sooner rather than later. Science has proven that a brain thats constantly in stimulation and cant relax will eventually go into overload, and, just like not getting enough sleep, you will start making mistakes. To be at your best, you need time off „ and not only for vacations. Those who know the value of a moment of re” ection or meditation and do it daily are both more relaxed and more productive throughout the day. The rest of us need reminders. We have break monitors for meetings, so why not for our lives? If you get reminders to go to the dentist twice a year, use these as reminders to take a vacation. Use your computer or phone to program reminders to take breaks throughout the day or to take time off from work. Write a reminder on the wall. You need to keep mentally preparing yourself, so you can really let things go and take time off. Make the goal of taking time off a part of your life/work plan, and make it as important as success, exercise, not smoking and having a loving partner.A brain thats constantly in stimulation and cant relax will eventually go into overload PHOTO PROVIDEDResearch shows that people who do not take time o are less productive than those who take a week or two to unwind and unplug. Support Groups Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver suapport groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.At Ease, VeteransDuring World War II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, the percentage of American soldiers who shot their weapons with the intent to kill steadily rose from just 15 percent to almost 100 percent. The Department of Housing & Urban Development estimates that in January 2017, over 40,000 veterans are more likely to be homeless each night. As recently as 2014, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide each day. These brave men and women need a listening ear, and they need to know that Gods grace is still with them. Combat veterans from Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are providing some of the support and discussion that our veterans deserve. On the “ rst Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., they are at the American Legion Post 113, at 3436 Indiana Road in Rotonda West. Veterans are invited and encouraged to join them. 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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 NEWS & NOTESNeuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW (Open Forum and Sharing) and Parkinsons 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. € 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. € Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group: Lessons Learned from CopingŽ with Edie Anderson, Ambassador, Davis Phinney Foundation; (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD), Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 29. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons 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. € 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 “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. 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 “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 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 bene“t the student activities account. Register early for a discounted rate and try to be one of the “rst 200 to register to receive an of“cial run day long sleeve dry-“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 For more information, contact Coach Winkler at 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 “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 „ 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 charlottecounty”.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 Hopes 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 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 239-4824673 or visit 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 “rst time. The LOUD Crowd is a weekly speech class for individuals with Parkinsons disease who have previously undergone speech therapy. For more information contact Mary Spremulli, at 941-204-1515 or email Aerobics classSponsored by Neurochallenge Foundation for Parkinsons, 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 Parkinsons, 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 Parkinsons. 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 bene“ts of quitting, and will assist you in developing your own quit plan. Quitting tobacco isnt easy, but “nding help should be. With the new Quit Your Way program, the Florida Department of Healths 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.Minding Our EldersJoin Karen Hallenbeck, Senior Living Advisor, Writer, Executive Director and Host of Minding Our Elders,Ž 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 Minding Our EldersŽ will include how to choose the rightŽ 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 for the Minding Our EldersŽ 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 or 941-556-3223.SHINE seeks volunteersThe SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is currently recruiting volunteers to help Medicare bene“ciaries in Charlotte County. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare and health insurance information, counseling, and assistance program whose specially-trained volunteers assist seniors in making informed health care decisions. A SHINE volunteer can serve in many different capacities. Volunteers provide Medicare and health insurance information, counseling and assistance in person or over the phone, delivers educational presentations or speeches, distributes educational and promotional materials in your community, provides training and leadership to other volunteers, or assists with general program support. Assignments are matched to the skills and interests of each volunteer. The Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida supports its volunteers through a network of paid staff and volunteer coordinators. The Department of Elder Affairs provides training and technical assistance. Volunteers also receive local mentoring and support from the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida. The rewards for volunteer service are plentiful. Since the Programs inception in 1993, SHINE volunteers have helped Florida elders and their caregivers save millions of dollars, and they have brought peace of mind to those who needed guidance in understanding and accessing health insurance options. To inquire about volunteer opportunities or to request SHINE services in your community, contact the local Elder Helpline toll-fee a 1-866-4135337. For more information, you may also call 800-96-ELDER (800-9635337) or online at www.”oridashine. org.FEELING FIT MEDICAL2030 $2000 Sign on BONUS!! SOLARIS HEALTHCARE is now Hiring Positions Available: CNAs: Full Time 3-11 & PRN Shifts Floor Nurses: PRN Shifts Apply: Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! CNAs, HHAs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. 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The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 9Rotonda resident and teaching pro Art Richards hosts various tennis programs, lessons and clinics Saturdays beginning at 8 a.m. at Rotonda Community Park tennis courts „ 100 Rotonda Boulevard East. The free programs include tennis clinics for children of all ages, Master Tennis, POP tennis, family tennis, Net Generation (juniors) tennis, adaptive tennis for deaf, sight-impaired, blind and wheelchair students, sponsored by USTA Florida in co-operation with West Charlotte County. Rackets and balls are provided for those in need. For more information on the various tennis programs offered, contact Art (Dick) Richards, USTA Florida Masters Tennis Ambassador, 941-6989480 or via email: program a hit at Rotonda Community Park Rotonda resident and teaching pro Art Richards hosts various tennis programs for those of all ages at Rotonda Community Park. Rotonda resident Rochelle Hannan keeps an eye on the ball. FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAEnglewood resident Ellen Meninga reaches out with her racket to make contact with the ball. Rotonda resident Ginger Martin is one of many who play at Rotonda Community Park tennis courts on Saturday mornings. Maike Kopke of Rotonda gracefully goes in for the shot over the net. Right: Jay Orgovan, Joe Gallagher, Allen and Barbara Ikalainen played doubles tennis at Rotonda Community Park recently. Rotonda resident Barbara Ikalainen prepares to serve. Above: Jay Orgovan focuses while going in for the ball.€ Englewood Beach: Daily at 8:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 5 p.m. 941-473-0135. € Manasota Beach, 8570 Manasota Key Road: Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. € Venice Beach Yoga, Daily 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.; and Monday-Thursday at 5 p.m. € North Jetty, Nokomis Beach Yoga, 1000 S Casey Key Road: 9 a.m. MondayFriday. All ages and abilities bring a towel or blanket and join. Free will donation. € Pop Up Yoga classes at local business led by The Yoga Sanctuary will be held all throughout the summer. You never know where until the week prior to a Pop Up Class. The Yoga Sanctuary is excited to be working with other businesses in town (and sometimes beyond) to provide people with even more opportunities to explore their yoga practice and shop local! These surprise yoga classes will be held all over „ you never know when or where until that week. To “ nd out about these special complimentary classes be sure to likeŽ and follow us and other Punta Gorda businesses on Facebook. Thats where well be announcing each class. Other things to know: 1. A limited number of mats will be available for use. But if you have your own, feel free to bring it. 2. There is no cost for these classes. However, there will be some events held at nonpro“ t locations and some done to support are nonpro“ ts. Consider having some funds to donate or even shop local in some of the shops after class. 3. All classes will be approximately 45 minutes long. 4. Some classes will be held outside. These events will be weather permitting. For more information, Facebook: yogasanctuary. € Yoga Tots „ The Punta Gorda Library, 424 W. Henry St., hosts the free program Yoga Tots Storytime from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays for children ages 12-36 months. Bring your toddler, towels or yoga mat to stretch your mind and muscles with a story and fun yoga poses. For more information, call 941-833-5460 or email: PuntaGordaLibrary@ charlottecounty” gov. If you would like your free y oga event added to our events, email feeling“ t@ Yoga FEELING FIT 941-624-4500zusmaneyecarecenter.comadno=3629219-1 Team Eye ConsultantTampa Bay Rays and Charlotte Stone CrabsVOTED BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST 2009-2015, 20182018 Ricardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology 941.505.0400 The Best of Charlotte for the Past 10 Years!We offer a complete range of audiology services for our clients including the following: We participate in most insurance programs adno=3625309-1100 Madrid Blvd Suite 214 Punta Gorda, FL 33950www.harboraudiology.netRicardo Gauthier, Au.D Doctor of Audiology We participate in most insurance programs Having Problems With Your Dentures?100 Madrid Blvd., Ste. 414 Punta Gorda 941-575-2626www.smilesofpuntagorda.comDifficulty Eating? Sore Gums? Wobbly or Loose? Messy Adhesives? Denture Stabilization Affordable! Complimentary Initial Consultation!Are you concerned about zinc content in your denture adhesives? For more information on zinc and your denture adhesives visit adno=3625308-


Page 10 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESNov. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. 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 941-637-2450 to register. 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 „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 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 bene“ ts 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 in” uences like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot and Jackson Browne. Admission is free and no RSVP is required. 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 941-766-4285 or visit http:// to learn more and complete an online application. Nov. 28, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotte or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. Nov. 30, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In collaboration with Mended Hearts, this presentation is part of the Heart Failure Society of Americas (HFSA) community patient education initiative and will provide an overview of the testing involved in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents. com. Courage Over CancerGulf Cove United Methodist Churchs cancer care program, Courage Over Cancer, offers support and ministry to men, women, and families who are affected by cancer. Church and community members touched by this disease are provided with help and spiritual counsel that are speci“ c to their needs as a cancer patient, caregiver, or loved one. This ministry is based on the outreach program Our Journey of Hope which was developed by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. If you or someone you know could bene“ t from a friend to support them through this journey, contact the church at 941-6971747 or Gulf Cove UMC is located at 1100 McCall Road in Port Charlotte. 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 FEELING FIT I have tried every diet and diet pill out there. I had some success but the weight came right back.When I reached size 18 and my mother was diagnosed with heart disease, I said enough is enough.I began my research and came across Dr. Weerasinghe at 248 lbs. I had my gastric sleeve surgery, and am now down 110 lbs. I am extremely e cstatic about the results and how I feel. 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By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAP BUSINESS WRITERNEW YORK (AP) „ The holiday party at a small business can be fraught with legal problems if staffers or guests drink too much. If they engage in sexual misconduct or are involved in accidents of any sort, a company owner can be held legally liable. Employment lawyers and human resources consultants say theyre getting more questions than in the past from small business owners who want to know what they can do to protect themselves. The safest route is to not serve alcohol. But thats advice thats often ignored; owners dont want to come across as not trusting their employees, or to be treating them like theyre irresponsible teenagers. If owners are going to serve alcohol, there are steps they can take to lessen the likelihood of problems. Here are some of them: „ Have a sit-down meal in a restaurant rather than a cocktail party; the structure of the event will make people less likely to misbehave. And the earlier you schedule the meal „ a lunch as opposed to a dinner „ the less theyre likely to drink. „ If youre having the party on your premises or in an event space, hire a professional bartender, someone who has a trained eye for signs that someone has had enough to drink and shouldnt be consuming any more alcohol. „ Use tickets or coupons to limit the number of drinks anyone can order. Some owners assign ticket numbers to individual staffers who then must show an ID to a bartender along with a ticket. That stops people from asking co-workers for tickets theyre not going to use. „ Dont have an open bar. Beer and wine have lower alcohol content and take longer to consumer. „ Dont make drinking the centerpiece of the party. An activity like bowl ing, board games, painting, and even newer trends like hatchet-throwing will take peoples minds off alcohol. „ Be prepared to get taxis and car services for anyone whos had too much to drink. „ If staffers are going to hold their own after-party, no one in management, including the boss, should be there. Employment law attorneys warn that if even one supervisory person is in attendance, the company could be held liable if there are accidents or injuries from staffers drinking too much.Tips for reducing the risk of trouble during a company partyThe holiday party at a small business can be fraught with legal problems if staffers or guests drink too much AP PHOTOA server “lls wine glasses in St. Helena, Calif. The alcohol will ”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 staers 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. By CARRIE MASONDRAFFENNEWSDAY (TNS)DEAR CARRIE „ I work for a municipality, and my colleagues and I were recently told that we would have to travel to satellite of“ces to work. We were also told that we wouldnt receive compensation for the longer travel time, which can add as many as 15 miles to our commute one way. Since we are hourly is this policy legal? In the past when we had to work out of the main of“ce, we received extra compensation for the longer travel time. „ On the Road. DEAR ON: You are right to ask about this issue because hourly employees have to be paid for all the time they work. So the question becomes: Are those extra 15 miles considered time on the clock or just part of your regular commute? If the longer drive is something you do regularly, the extra time might be considered part of your regular commute, and thus wouldnt be considered time worked. A regular commute is the distance you drive from your home to the of“ce and the reverse at the end of the day. On the other hand, if the longer trip is part of a temporary assignment, you might be able to make the case that the extended commuting time should be on the clock. For more information call the U.S. Labor Department at 516-338-1890. DEAR CARRIE: I work in a family-support program for an agency that provides services for developmentally disabled people. I am a part-time, hourly employee, and I work four hours a day. My job entails picking up clients in the late afternoon, after they return home from their daily program. Then we go bowling or shopping or take a trip to the library or the park. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 BY METRO CREATIVESuccessful leaders have the skills to guide organizations on the right path. Such men and women are often the “rst up for promotions, and routinely relied on for critical projects. Solidifying your own leadership qualities can be just what you need to land a great job and start climbing the corporate ladder. Good leaders often share a key array of skills. Below are some of the qualities that make strong workplace leaders.CommunicationBeing able to communicate effectively with all of the people in your work environment and beyond is one of the most essential leadership skills you can possess. Honest communication can build trust and being open to feedback can ensure that everyone is working toward a common goal. Effectively communicating means knowing when to speak and when to listen.Self-managementIt can be challenging to manage or oversee others if you cant effectively take charge of your own tasks. Being able to selfmanage involves gaining control and prioritizing goals and actions. However, it also extends to being able to manage emotions, recognize weaknesses and strengths and focus attention where its needed.IntegrityGreat leaders are trusted by others. Consistently acting with decorum and respect and delivering on your promises will inspire others to trust you. Stick to your core beliefs and values.ConfidenceEffective leaders have the con“dence to make decisions and stand by them. Note that there is a “ne line between assertive con“dence and being boastful or cocky. It may take a little while to develop the right balance that encourages others to s upport your efforts.DelegationDelegating tasks is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is a quality consistently found in strong leaders. Being able to delegate means you have the confidence in others to share responsibilities based on their skill sets. Delegating also promotes teamwork and lets others know youre not afraid to share success.AccountabilityLeaders make mistakes just like everyone else. Owning your mistakes like you own accomplishments is a good trait to have. Placing blame elsewhere when its not warranted can diminish others trust in you, while taking blame when its due will only increase that trust in you. Leadership skills are valued in all walks of life. Honing such skills can bene“t professionals as they look to accomplish their goals and advance their careers.The traits of good leaders and how you can gain skills for success on the job BY METRO CREATIVE SERVICESDeciding to leave a job is seldom an easy decision. However, its a more common decision than many people may know, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the average worker holds 10 different jobs before age 40. People change jobs for a variety of reasons. Some do so because of better opportunities elsewhere, while others simply need a change. Regardless of whats motivating a job change, leaving a place of employment can elicit various emotions, including some that may contribute to negative thoughts about a current employer. But its always best to leave a job gracefully, which can pay dividends down the road. The following are seven strategies people can employ as they leave their jobs to ensure those exits go as smoothly as possible. 1. Watch out for social media. Its best to keep resignation plans to yourself and off of social media. You never know who is reading your posts, and bad-mouthing a soon-to-be-former employer can lead to hurt feelings and poor references. Resist the urge to rant about whats making you unhappy at work or brag about a new position to your social network. 2. Play by the rules. Your employer may have a plan in place for how the company prefers resignations to be handled. The standard twoto three-weeks notice is a guideline. Visit with human resources if you need more information, such as whether or not a resignation letter or other documentation is required. 3. Speak with your manager “rst Its respectful for your immediate manager or supervisor to learn of your departure “rst. This gives him or her ample time to put a plan in place to “ll your position. The more notice you can give, the more goodwill youre building on your way out the door. Schedule a meeting for this purpose; do not make it an informal chat by the water cooler. Resist the urge to quit via email or text. Resigning requires faceto-face communication. Present a concise letter of resignation as well. Dont call out colleagues or air your grievances in the letter. 4. Announce your departure. Work collectively with your manager and other higher-ups to decide how to best handle the announcement to other employees. 5. Train your replacement and prepare “nal assignments. Volunteer to train or assist with getting your replacement set up. If you have any outstanding projects or documents, be sure to tie up any loose ends before leaving. Leave behind instructions or a guidebook if you think it will help your replacement perform their duties more effectively. 6. Keep the momentum. It can be tempting to phone it in as you near departure day, but this is inadvisable. Do your job to the best of your ability up until you say your goodbyes. 7. Pack on your own time. Cause as little disruption as possible by packing belongings before or after office hours. Respect the working environment, recognizing that your coworkers still need to get their jobs done. Quitting a job can be full of mixed emotions. Just be sure to time it correctly and leave in as positive a way as possible to maintain a strong pr ofessional network.Seven steps in how to leave a current job gracefully SHUTTERSTOCK CLUB NEWSBlue Star Mothers Southwest Florida Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers of America meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Sarasota American Red Cross building, 2001 Cantu Court, Sarasota. Light refreshments are served. Blue Star Mothers of America is a nonpro“t, nonpartisan, nonsectarian and nonpolitical organization for mothers, grandmothers and stepmothers who have children serving in the armed forces. Associate members assist the chapter in supporting the mission of the Blue Star Mothers of America; any family member or friend may join. For more information or to join, visit www.” or email swfbluestarmothers@ Charlotte County Parliamentarians Unit The Charlotte County Parliamentarians Unit (CCPU) is a teaching unit that offers classes for anyone interested in Roberts Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure. Meetings are held the second Thursday of January, March, May, September, and November starting at 9:30 a.m. and are held at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Charlotte Harbor. Visitors are always welcome. Each meeting begins with a short business session followed by an informal class on some point of parliamentary procedure. For more information, call 941-637-5921 or go Charlotte County Woodcarvers/Sculptors Meetings for the Charlotte County Woodcarvers/Sculptors, a nonpro“t organization dedicated to the art of woodcarving and wood sculpture, are held from 8 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. The public is invited to visit and see what the club is all about. For more information, call 941-875-9244. Coast Guard Auxiliary The auxiliary is the volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard, and is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The operational unit of the auxiliary is the Flotilla,Ž where Coast Guard policies and programs are transformed into action. For more information, go to www. coastguardenglewood. com or attend monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1949 Englewood Road, (Rt. 776). Computer Group The Charlotte County Computer Group meets at 7 p.m. on the “rst Tuesday of each month at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. The club will host programs or guest speakers each month with time allowed for computer questions. Members and guests are welcome. For more information, call 941-585-0356. Disabled American Veterans Meetings for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82 are at 4 p.m. on the “rst Thursday of every month at its new monthly meeting place, The American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. All veterans are urged to attend. For more information, call 941-629-2833. Englewood Area Macintosh User Group (MAC) Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the “rst Thursday of the month at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. All levels of users are welcome. Floridians The Floridians is a civic-minded social organization meeting monthly, September through May, at 9:30 a.m. for coffee with meeting following at 10 a.m., on the third Tuesday of the month at St. James Episcopal Church, 1365 Viscaya Drive, Port Charlotte. Group activities include visits to area cultural events, concerts and local attractions as well as active ”ight bridge, lunch bunch and book discussion groups. The club also raises money to donate to local charities. For more information, call 941-255-6995. Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Meetings include coffee, outdoor prizes, environmental speakers and more. For more information, call 941-626-4919. Italian Heritage Social Club The Italian Heritage Social Club is a fast growing club with 85 members of all ages. You do not have to be Italian to join. Pasta dinners and karaoke are held twice a month and a dinner/ dance once a month. A yearly talent show is also held. Yearly dues are $35 per member or $65 per couple. September membership drive dues are reduced to $25 per person. For more information, call 941-235-3303. Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda Meetings are held from 11: 45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the “rst and third Thursdays of each month at Laishley Crab House, 150 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Local projects include Socks for Kids, sponsorship of East Elementary, road cleanup, K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club and Circle K. For more information, call 941-769-1270. League of Women Voters Charlotte County The League of Women Voters Charlotte County is a non-partisan political group encouraging informed, active participation in government. Membership is open to residents of all ages, regardless of gender. The Charlotte County (Florida) chapter is one of 800 af“liates of the national Leagues. Like them on Facebook at League of Women Voters of Charlotte County and visit their website at http://www.lwvcc”.org. For more information, email president Julie McGillivray at juliekmac@ Military Women Across the Nation (MWAN) MWAN is a national organization dedicated to keeping all military women, past and present, informed of current CLUB | 8JOBS adno=3632076-1


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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 received little help from her company after her paycheck never came in the mail because someone stole it and cashed it, drew an interesting response from a reader. Here it is: In regard to the person who had a payroll check stolen, it is unconscionable that her employer wouldnt help. The employer should have replaced the check immediately. No working person should go months without being paid. Their refusal to assist or to tell their employee who did it is very suspicious. The employer should sign an affidavit for the persons bank indicating the possible theft of the check. The check itself will have the signature of the person who cashed it and the bank account where the check was deposited. This way the thief can be identified. The bank accepted a forgery. That is its problem. I went through something like this some years ago, when I sent a check to the nurse who was taking care of my father. She never got one of the checks, which was stolen from her mailbox. I filled out the affidavit. I found out that someone had forged a signature and cashed the check at one of the check-cashing stores. The bank debited the check-cashing store and recovered the money. It turned out that the check-cashing store accepted a forged ID.Ž Go to for more on when federal labor laws say travel time should be paid.COMMUTEFROM PAGE 1 events associated with their military service while staying connected with other women veterans to preserve our common history. Membership is open to all women veterans who have served honorably or are currently serving in all branches of the military. Meetings are held at 11 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, 3401 S. Sumter Blvd., North Port, at 11:00 am. Lunch may be ordered off the menu. For more information, call 941-429-8952. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) A family support group is held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Two problems one person support group is held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Friday at Charlotte Behavioral Health, Building A, Room 1, 1700 Education Ave., Punta Gorda. For more information, call Joseph P. Zyjewski, program coordinator, at 239-337-9024. NYC Transit Retirees Meetings for the New York City Transit retirees of Florida Chapter 11 are held at 1 p.m. the “rst Saturday of each month at Olympia Restaurant, 3245 S. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. All retirees from the Mabstoa, Queens and Surface lines are invited. For more information, contact Armando R. Loney at 941-623-8672 or Jose Grant at 941-624-6812. The Patriot Riders of America Inc. The Patriot Riders of America Inc., Chapter One meet at 2 p.m on the third Sunday at the American Legion Hall, Post 110 at 3152 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte. All parties interested in helping Veterans that have fallen on hard times are invited to attend. For more information contact 757-206-7871. Peace River Doll Club The Peace River Doll club was created 21 years ago to provide education, service, conservation, collecting and appreciation of dolls. Every society, from the most primitive to the most civilized has dolls and doll makers. They are created to teach and foster human nurturing. The club is a member of the National Club UFDCŽ (United Federation of Doll Clubs) and meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. All who have an interest in dolls are invited to attend. For more information, call 941-575-7789 or 941-244-2204. Peace River Riders Bicycle Club Scheduled club rides are: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, A group 18-21 mph for 30-35 miles, Tweeners 16-19 mph same distance, B group 14-16 mph same distance. Helmets required; 8 a.m. Thursdays, Tweeners Ride leaves from Gilchrist Park 16-19 mph, 30 miles; 7:30 a.m. Fridays from boat ramp at Laishley Marina, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda, 19-21 mph, 35-40 miles; 8:30 a.m. Saturdays from the Acme Bicycle Shop, 615 Cross St. No. 1116, Punta Gorda, three speed groups from 12 mph to 21+ for 30 miles; 7 a.m. Sundays from Gilchrist Park, 18-19 mph for 30 miles. Helmets required. The public is invited to join. For more information, visit Peace River Wood Turners Peace River Wood Turners meet at 6 p.m. on the “rst Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Room 34, Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-5051016 or 219-928-3509. Port Charlotte Garden Club Meetings are held monthly between September and May (except December) at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail. The public is warmly welcomed and all attendees are encouraged to sign in. For more information, contact Carolyn Savary, 941-426-1299. Punta Gorda Lions Club Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the FOE Eagles, 23111 Harborview corner of Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. Dinner reservations are required by calling 941-637-9979 or email Bill Ringelstein at biljeanr@embarqmail. com. The Punta Gorda Lions are major providers of eye exams, eye glasses, eye surgeries, hearing aids and hearing aids in the Charlotte County area. Also, we provide county wide preschool screenings of vision and hearing through the Early Learning Coalition. Punta Gorda Masonic Lodge F&AM 115 Chartered, Jan. 21 1890, serving the community for more than 125 years. Free and Accepted Masons stated communications are held the “rst and third Thursday at 7:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., at 2539 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. All Master Masons are welcome. For more information, email Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor Meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. every Tuesday morning at the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information, call Mark Payne at 941-743-5365. Rotary Club of Murdock Meetings are held from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. every Thursday at Perkins on 41 (1700 Tamiami Trail). Breakfast is available. Visiting Rotarians and snowbird Rotarians are welcome as well as anyone who might be interested in joining Rotary. Some local projects include the building of the adaptive playground at Charlotte Harbor School, yearly Halloween parties for disabled children at Peace River Elementary, distribution of dictionaries to all third graders in “ve schools in Port Charlotte (other schools are handled by other Rotary Clubs), and scholarships for high school students. For more information, call Walt Powers at 941-624-2353. Rotary Club of Punta Gorda Meetings are held at noon on Thursdays at the Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The Rotary Club of Punta Gorda promotes good fellowship and puts service to the community and to the world above self. It sponsors the Taste of Punta Gorda, works with several local charitable organizations, and funds international humanitarian projects in Africa and Latin America. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 219-7423287, or visit http://www. Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors The Conquistadors honor Ponce de Leons discovery of Florida, celebrate his landing in Charlotte Harbor, and promotes the Spanish heritage of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. It is a non-pro“t organization of local businessmen, professionals, community leaders and retirees. Membership is open to men wishing to promote the organizations history and community endeavors. Meetings are held year-round at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, at the Charlotte Park Community Center in Punta Gorda. The ROPC sponsors college scholarships at Charlotte, Port Charlotte and Lemon Bay high schools, sponsors community events like the Conquistadors Cup Regatta, and participates in full costume, with its ship, the Palencia, in local parades. For more information, call Larry Sexton at 941-505-4686, or Lindsay Harrington at 941-380-4277. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS New lander will add to humans long fascination with MarsSee page 8 Sunday, November 25, 2018 By KIM CHANDLERASSOCIATED PRESSHOOVER, Ala. „ Protesters on Saturday marched through an Alabama shopping mall where police killed a black man they later acknowledged was not the triggerman in a Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded two people. An of“ cer shot and killed 21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford, Jr. of Hueytown while responding to the Thursday mall shooting. Police said Bradford was ” eeing the scene with a weapon. Hoover police initially told reporters Bradford had shot a teen at the mall, but later retracted the statement. We knew that was false,Ž said stepmother Cynthia Bradford when she heard police were blaming him for the shooting. She described her stepson, who went by E.J., as a respectful young man who is the son of a Birmingham police department of“ cer. Hoover Police Captain Gregg Rector said investigators now believe that more than two people were involved in the initial “ ght ahead of the shooting, and that at least one gunmanŽ is still at large who could be responsible. Police said while Bradford may have been involved in some aspect of the altercation, he likely did not “ re the rounds that injured the 18-yearold victim.Ž Rector said Man killed by officer at mall on Thanksgiving was not the shooterPolice believe the shooter responsible is on the loose ABC 33/40 VIA APOne teen is dead and two others are injured following a shooting at an Alabama mall prior to Black Friday shopping. Hoover, Alabama police say an o cer shot and killed one teen, who had shot and injured another teen. By JESSICA GRESKOASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will “ nd theyre being charged sales tax at some websites where they werent before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. Will your shopping bill look any different? ... The answer right now is it depends,Ž said Jason Brewer, a spokesman for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents more than 70 major retailers. Whether shoppers get charged sales tax on their online purchases comes down to where they live and where theyre shopping. Before the Supreme Courts recent decision the rule was that businesses selling online had to collect sales tax only in states where they had stores, warehouses or another physical presence. That meant that major retailers such as Apple, Best Buy, Macys and Target, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, were generally collecting sales tax from online customers. But that wasnt the Taxes more likely for online gifts this seasonAfter Supreme Court ruling, states can force out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax if theyre doing business in the state AP FILEShoppers going online to score after-Thanksgiving deals and begin their holiday shopping will increasingly “ nd theyre being charged sales tax at websites where they werent before. By AMY GUTHRIEASSOCIATED PRESSMEXICO CITY „ Mexicos incoming government denied a report Saturday that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months. There is no agreement of any sort between the incoming Mexican government and the U.S. government,Ž future Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said in a statement. 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Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018By JILL COLVINASSOCIATED PRESSPALM BEACH, Fla. „ President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the winter White House.Ž Mar-a-Lago is where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Years Eve celebrations, and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, couldbe ambassadors and the MyPillowŽ guy at dinner. Trump arrived at the club on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning was at his nearby golf course, taking advantage of the good gol“ng weather by playing a quick roundŽ with golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklauss professional golfer son Gary, and his grandson G.T., the White House said. As he departed Washington, Trump said hed be doing a lot of workŽ while in Florida, but Mar-A-Lago also serves as the presidents refuge from Washington. All presidents have had their favorite retreats: George H.W. Bushs family had a compound in Kennebunkport, Maine; George W. Bush loved his ranch in Crawford, Texas; and Barack Obama savored winter getaways to his home state of Hawaii. But none has drawn the fascination „ or raised the ethical issues „ of Mar-a-Lago, where Trump spends his time mixing work, business and pleasure in the company of dues-paying members. Its one of the many ways in which Trump has transformed the presidency and managed to hold onto the life he had before taking of“ce. His visits to Mara-Lago are part of the original sins of his presidency, and the fact that hes returning there shows that he has not learned his lesson,Ž said former White House ethics lawyer Norman Eisen. He described the club as a place where, for sky-high admissions fees, business executives who have strong interests before the government can literally engage in purchasing access to the president. Those fees also seem to be down payments on ambassadorships.Ž Indeed, Trump recently picked Lana Marks, a Palm Beach handbag designer and Mar-a-Lago member, to serve as U.S. ambassador to South Africa. Shes the fourth member to be nominated for such a post, according to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, where Eisen serves as board chairman. Trump is typically lightly staffed during his visits south. But those who do make the trip are on alert, wary of club members and invited guests who buttonhole the president in dining rooms and other club spaces where they have near-unimpeded access. Members, including business moguls and socialites, often raise pet projects, make policy suggestions and share oddball ideas „ everything from trying to sell the president on the bene“ts of nuclearpowered cars to pitching their own formulas for Mideast peace. Trump sometimes directs his staff to follow up on their suggestions. Former administration of“cials described the lengths to which aides have gone to try to run interference: scanning daily guest lists, reserving the dinner table next to Trumps to keep as close an eye on him as possible and keeping tabs on the people who approach him to make sure none raises alarms. Trumps presidency has forced the club to adopt new security measures, among other changes. Hes hosted Japans Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the club for diplomatic summits, plotted a response to a North Korean missile launch from the clubs candlelit outdoor dining terrace and delivered a statement to the nation from one of its ballrooms. Members now clamor for dinner reservations on nights they know Trump will be in town. Membership fees are up. And some groups that used to hold events at the club now steer clear to avoid controversy over patronizing the presidents playground. But much has also stayed the same, with Trump returning to his old, pre-presidential role of glad-handing host and mayor of Mar-a-Lago,Ž schmoozing with members and their guests as hed done for years before his 2016 election.Trumps Mar-A-Lago: Mixing work, business, pleasure AP FILE PHOTOIn this Feb. 19, 2018, photo, Mar-a-Lago is visible from a motorcade carrying President Donald Trump, in Palm Beach, Fla. Police: Man fatally shoots woman at WalmartOCALA, Fla. (AP) „ A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a north Florida Walmart store on Saturday afternoon is being hospitalized due to a self-in”icted gunshot wound, police said. Ocala police said in a Facebook post that the suspected shooter was in custody and still alive late Saturday afternoon. The shooting occurred during an apparent domestic dispute in the garden section of a Walmart store in Ocala, which is north of Orlando along Interstate 75. After being shot, the 30-year-old woman screamed for help and employees called 911 and also attempted to intervene. Colleen Wade told the Ocala Star-Banner she heard a crashing sound and turned down an aisle in the garden section where she saw a man standing over a woman “ring shots. He calmly left the store and rode away on a bicycle, Wade said. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died. Police have not released the names of the man or the woman, pending noti“cation of her family. Police say no one else was injured. No further details were immediately available.Soccer coach accused of sending nude photos to girlPEMBROKE PINES (AP) „ The varsity soccer coach at a South Florida school is accused of sending sexually suggestive messages to a female student who volunteered with the boys team. The SunSentinel reports 38-year-old Owen Cleveland Gayle was arrested late Friday. Hes facing multiple charges including harmful material to a minor and solicitation. Hes coach of the Somerset Academy team in Pembroke Pines. Authorities say the girl reported the texts to another coach. Pembroke Pines police detective Michael Silver took over the account and sent texts back to Gayle. The newspaper reports that Gayle responded to those messages with a nude photo and asked the girl to send nude photos of herself. A police report says Gayle admitted to the charges after he was arrested.Man charged with attack landlord with macheteFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) „ Authorities say a Florida man attacked his elderly landlord with a machete after the older man confronted the tenant about unpaid rent. News outlets report that 48-year-old Jimmie Lee Leeks was arrested in Fort Lauderdale and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Police say 89-yearold Maurice Blanchar was renting a studio apartment in his backyard to Leeks. Blanchar told police he went to talk to Leeks about late rent money on Wednesday and said Leeks pulled out a machete and tried to kill him. Blanchar suffered cuts to his arm, head and leg but was able to somewhat defend himself with a cane. Jail records didnt list an attorney for Leeks. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE By NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESSROME „ The Catholic Churchs global organization of nuns has denounced the culture of silence and secrecyŽ surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. The International Union of Superiors General, which represents more than 500,000 sisters worldwide, vowed to help nuns who have been abused to “nd the courage to report it, and pledged to help victims heal and seek justice. The statement, issued on the eve of the U.N.-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, was the “rst from the Rome-based UISG since the abuse scandal erupted anew this year and as the sexual abuse of adult nuns by clergymen has also come to light. The Associated Press reported earlier this year that the Vatican has known for decades about the problem of priests and bishops preying on nuns, but has done next to nothing to stop it. In the statement Friday, the UISG didnt specify clergy as the aggressors. While such abuse is well known in parts of Africa, and an Indian case of the alleged rape of a nun by a bishop is currently making headlines, there have also been cases of sexual abuse committed by women against other women within congregations. The UISG statement was broad, condemning what it called the pattern of abuse that is prevalent within the church and society today,Ž citing sexual, verbal and emotional abuse as types of mistreatment that festers in unequal power relations and demeans the dignity of its victims. We condemn those who support the culture of silence and secrecy, often under the guise of protection of an institutions reputation or naming it part of ones culture,Ž the group said. To mark the U.N. day calling for an end to violence against women, the head of the Italian bishops conference, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, issued a video message on the subject „ but didnt mention sexual violence against sisters by fellow clergymen, evidence of how taboo the subject is within the church hierarchy. An AP investigation found that cases of priest abusing nuns have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, underscoring how sisters second class status in the church has contributed to a power imbalance where women can be mistreated by men with near impunity. While some nuns are “nding their voices, buoyed by the #MeToo movement, many victims remain reluctant to come forward. Experts told AP sisters have a well-founded fear they wont be believed and will instead be painted as the seducer who corrupted the priest. Often the sister who denounces abuse by a priest is punished, including with expulsion from her congregation, while the priests vocation is preserved at all cost. The Vatican has known for years about the problem in Africa after a series of major studies were commissioned in the 1990s. Religious sisters reported that African nuns were being particularly targeted by priests seeking to avoid HIV transmission from prostitutes or other women. In the wake of the AP report, the umbrella organization of U.S. sisters, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged sisters who had been abused to report to both civil and church authorities. Global Catholic nuns urge reporting of sex abuse to police, not silenceNuns can experience abuse by priests and other women in the congregation AP FILE PHOTOThe Catholic Churchs global organization of nuns has denounced the culture of silence and secrecyŽ surrounding sexual abuse and is urging sisters who have been abused to report the crimes to police and their superiors. 18 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Niger, official saysNIAMEY, Niger (AP) „ A regional deputy of“cial in Niger says that 18 girls have been kidnapped from two different villages by suspected Boko Haram militants. Lamido Harouna Moumouni said 24 attackers abducted 15 girls in the village of Blaharde early Saturday and three other girls in the village of Bague. This is not far from where suspected extremists killed at least seven people at a French drilling companys site Wednesday, and near Nigerias border. Moumouni asked the government do everything possible to secure this population, including through dialogue with Boko Haram,Ž saying people will leave. Two years ago, about 39 women were kidnapped in Ngalewa in the same region.21 injured in suspected gas attack in SyriaDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) „ Syrian state media is reporting that 21 civilians have been treated for breathing problems following a rebel attack it said involved projectiles “lled with poisonous gas on the government-held city of Aleppo. Syrian state TV aired footage late Saturday of the injured lying in hospital beds as doctors administered oxygen and other treatments. State news agency SANA quoted a police of“cer in Aleppo saying the attack hit al-Khalidiya neighborhood. Syrian state TV later said the attack has also hit two other areas in the city and said a total of 21 people had been injured. State TV interviewed doctors in a hospital who said most people were suffering from breathing problems and blurred vision. A joint team from the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accused Syrias government of using chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015, and using the nerve agent sarin in an attack in April 2017 in the town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed about 100 people.US reports possible terrorist threat against it in CongoJOHANNESBURG (AP) „ The United States embassy in Congo says it has received credible and speci“c information of a possible terrorist threat against U.S. government facilities in Kinshasa.Ž A security alert to citizens gives no further details but says the embassy will be closed to the public on Monday. Congo, unlike several countries across Africa, is not plagued by extremist attacks, though some observers have expressed concern about possible terror links to the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group active in the nations northeast. The vast Central African country is facing a historic election in one months time as President Joseph Kabila has said he would step aside. The U.S. and others in the international community have annoyed Congos government by raising concerns about how the election will be carried out. HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDSTATE/WORLD NEWS


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD DARKAGESHEELSSTROS AQUILINEMUDCATIWISH MURDERCASEMURSEPESCI PAIDADMADEUSESREAR TESSSKIRESORTSKORT CHARTEAUXSHIVA LENSRBISSPASMINERT URIHILOACAIAGRIP BRADYBUNCHBRUNCHRAS EPEEHALTERASMUS GREYPOUPONGROUPON NONREALPOEMGLUE HAJSPACEPROGRAMSPAM UTICAEVANEASEELI HOBOSRIPITGEMSSETS SERTANACLTYROS BURNINGLOGBLOGRING IMREDELLLOONINAREA OMITSSALTEDPORKSPORK TIETOSMARTSMAKESURE ATSIXOASISEPILEPSYDear Mr. Berko: Eighteen years ago, when my wife and I were 50, we sold our business for $4 million after taxes. We took $1.7 million in cash plus $110,000 a year for 20 years. Our intent was to live on the $110,000 each year and then sign up for Social Security at age 70 and begin taking dividends and principal from the money invested in stocks. So in 2000, we gave the $1.7 million to a very nice 28-year-old stockbroker, who is the son of friends of ours. He is attentive to us and sends us birthday, anniversary and holiday cards. We trusted this nice man and never paid attention to what he was doing because he was our trusted friends son. But its been 18 long years, and despite the fact that we havent removed a penny, our account is worth only $2.6 million. Hes bought good names, such as General Electric, Mattel, SCANA, Advance Auto Parts and AllianceBernstein. Ive enclosed the “ve most recent year-end reports. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and has enormous knowledge about stocks and economics. Hes even writing a book. Hes brilliant, but we know our account should do better. Because hes our friends son, its dif“cult for us to disagree with him. Could you talk to him about our account? What can we do? „ TS, Port Charlotte, Fla. Dear TS: No! During the past 18 years, youve paid this fellow an average of $38,000 a year. Youve given him $684,000, while youve earned $900,000. I wont talk to your broker; that would insult him „ though his performance is insulting. Theres a lesson here: Dont do business with relatives, friends or the children of relatives and friends. Oftentimes, theyre as sweet as saints and “nancially nurturing. And sometimes these friends or relatives are prominent in community activities or their churches. A few, such as your lad, may be genuinely brilliant. But sadly, many smart guys couldnt pick a winner if it bit them in the bum. They remind me of Slinkys; theyre not really good for anything, though I cant help but smile when watching a Slinky tumbling down a stairway. By the way, brilliant fellows also send innumerable small gifts and cards for birthdays and anniversaries. Would a quotation by Virgil „ Beware of geeks bearing giftsŽ „ be apropos? That your broker is a brilliant and good fellow doesnt make him a good professional. This 18-year performance represents a 2.24 percent average annual total return since 2000. My two Maine coons, Franklin and Roosevelt, can pick stocks better than that with their left eyes bandaged. This nice fellow is charging you 1.75 percent to manage $2.6 million, which is thoroughly turnpike thievery. The cost to manage this account should be no more than 1 percent „ preferably 0.75 percent. That $1.7 million, assuming a 7 percent average annual total return (the S&P 500 has averaged over 9 percent), should have grown to $4.8 million in those 18 years. Its time to bite the bullet, take the bull by the horns, look it in the eye and say, With these words, I divorce thee!Ž You must „ and I stress MUST „ employ a wise, knowledgeable and experienced professional with whom you can easily communicate. Stay away from the young bucks; many of them are excellent stock pickers and are aggressive in their styles but burn out after 18 months. Most of these younger lads live far from your station of life and cant identify with your objectives, goals and fears. Find a professional whos closer to your age so together you can share commonalities. And this adviser will want to know as much about your “nancial health as a physician would your medical health. And frankly, it doesnt matter whether your professional is located in Texas, California, Montana, New York, North Carolina or Paris. The mutual funds you own are home-ported thousands of miles from you, and the common stocks in your portfolio are headquartered in Texas and Ohio. You even own shares of a bank in Australia and oil assets in the North Atlantic. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ 18 years it is time for a financial adviser switch MalcolmBERKOC Congressmen decry detention of immigrant who left churchDURHAM, N.C. (AP) „ Two North Carolina congressmen are slamming the Trump administration as callousŽ and cruelŽ after an immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a church was arrested after arriving at an appointment with immigration of“cials. Democratic Reps. David Price and G.K. Butter“eld said Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno appeared to have been entrapped by federal of“cials when was detained Friday at a Raleigh-area immigration of“ce. The advocacy group Alerta Migratoria NC said Oliver-Bruno went to have “ngerprints taken so he could apply to stay in North Carolina with his wife and son. He spent 11 months in a Durham church to avoid immigration authorities. Price and Butter“eld they will “ght to keep Oliver-Bruno with his family and have received assurances from ICE that he will remain in U.S. while his case is adjudicated.Marathon bombing case reveals new connection to 2011 murdersBOSTON (AP) „ Newly disclosed documents in the Boston Marathon bombing case are revealing new insights into an unsolved murder of three men in 2011. The Boston Globe reports that recently unsealed case “les show that Dias Kadyrbayev had offered to testify that Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs knew his older brother, Tamerlan, was involved in the murders in Waltham. Among the three men killed on Sept. 12, 2011 was 25-year-old Brendan Mess, who was once a close friend of Tamerlan. The Tsarnaev brothers were behind the 2013 attack that killed three marathon spectators and injured hundreds more. Kadyrbayev had been one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs classmates at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He was deported to Kazakhstan in October after serving a federal prison sentence for concealing evidence in the marathon attack.Deputies: 24 bronze urns stolen from Kentucky cemeteryLILY, Ky. (AP) „ Deputies in Kentucky say 24 bronze urns were stolen from a cemetery, and a mausoleum was vandalized in incidents they suspect are related. The sheriffs of“ce was noti“ed by management Thursday of the vandalism in the mausoleum, which was reported as a forced entry into a tomb. The family of the disturbed tomb was noti“ed. Then on Friday, a deputy returned to Cumberland Memorial Gardens after the facilitys management determined that two dozen urns were stolen. Sheriffs of“cials are asking anyone with information about the case to call 606-864-6600.Restaurant patron saves choking baby on ThanksgivingHENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) „ A baby choking on mashed potatoes at a restaurant during Thanksgiving was saved by a quick-acting patron who performed the Heimlich maneuver. News outlets report that Hannah Jarvis and her 7-month-old daughter, Calli, were celebrating Thanksgiving at the Golden Corral restaurant when the baby started choking. Restaurant patron Debra Rouse performed the Heimlich on the baby, who started breathing again. Jarvis said her daughter was later treated at an emergency room and is doing “ne.Arrest made in slaying of elderly woman found dead in homeHUNTINGTON, Pa. (AP) „ State police have made an arrest in the slaying of an 87-yearold woman found dead in her south central Pennsylvania home. Chris Gartrell is charged with criminal homicide and other related counts in the death of 87-year-old Virginia Barbour. Troopers found her Wednesday morning after they went to her Huntington Township home to conduct a welfare check. The 48-year-old Gartrell was arrested late Friday night in Straban. By ANDREW SELSKYASSOCIATED PRESSSALEM, Ore. „ After being in “re“ghts in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of one of Americas newest elite wild“re crews are tasked with “ghting “res in rugged country back home. On the U.S. Bureau of Land Managements only hotshot crew focused on recruiting veterans, members have traded assault ri”es and other weapons of war for chain saws and shovels. But, like in the military, they have camaraderie, structure and chain of command. And the occasional adrenaline rush. Being in a “re“ght is way different than being in a wildland “re, but both are mentally taxing,Ž said Chris Schott, who served two tours in Afghanistan with the Armys 7th Special Forces Group. In a wildland “re, no ones shooting at you, but conditions can go favorable to unfavorable very quickly.Ž The Lakeview Veterans Interagency Hotshot Crew, based in Klamath Falls, Oregon, received its hotshot certi“cation after rigorous training and testing, the Bureau of Land Management announced last week. Its now among 112 elite U.S. wildland “re“ghting teams and the only targeting veterans for recruitment, the agency said. Crew superintendent Michael McGirr said he and other managers took then-President Barack Obamas initiative to hire veterans to heart. We felt it was important for them to transition back home,Ž McGirr said. Their maturity and ability to follow and lead are bene“ts that quickly became apparent when the crew started operating in 2012 as a lower-classi“cation unit, McGirr said. Their military experience also means theyre used to enduring tough missions. Its a lot of arduous hiking in nasty terrain,Ž McGirr said. The steeper the terrain, thats usually the ground hotshots are on.Ž Kenn Boles, a member of the crew since 2012 who did three tours in Iraq as a Marine, agreed that veterans can withstand the intense work. Youre working hard, sweating; the “re doesnt stop because of those things,Ž he said. Its like in combat „ just because youre hungry, tired and thirsty doesnt mean the “re“ght stops.Ž The crew is on leave and hasnt been battling the recent deadly wild“res in California. Of the 25 positions on the crew, 17 are “lled by veterans, McGirr said. There are three additional openings, and McGirr said he wants to recruit female veterans, too. Schott, the Army veteran, said the crew felt they had the potential to achieve elite hotshot status after “ghting “res in 2015, including one in Oregons Crater Lake National Park that they almost had contained when winds picked up and changed direction, pushing the ”ames behind them. They worked two weeks in a row, digging “re lines and doing prescribed burns to deprive the “re of fuel. After three days off, they worked another two weeks straight. After that, we thought we could be the “rst veterans hotshot crew in the nation,Ž Schott said. The crew usually works for nine months, with three months off. We spend more time together than with our families,Ž McGirr said. Its a grueling pace. We eat together, sleep together.Ž That creates a camaraderie that allows the veterans to share their wartime experiences with those who understand what they endured. Boles lost a close friend a week after he left Iraq. That was the biggest contributor to post-traumatic stress disorder that hit him later, he said, describing it as a lot of survivors guilt.Ž The veterans have each others backs when PTSD issues arise, acting as a support group. Instead of bottling it up, were really receptive to hearing peoples stories and problems,Ž said Boles, who was in the invasion of Iraq and in heavy “ghting in Fallujah and Ramadi. Schott, who served in Afghanistans Urozgan Province north of Kandahar, said, A lot of times you think, this cant get any worse. And yet you made it through.Ž He was in an operations center when he heard radio traf“c about someone killed in action. It was his best friend. Myself, I was in denial for quite a long time about my PTSD,Ž Schott said. The Bureau of Land Management is proud of the crew and efforts to develop a workforce of veterans, said Jeffrey Fedrizzi, agency deputy director for “re and aviation.Unique firefighting crew has common trait: Military serviceVeterans trade weapons of war for chainsaws and shovels to battle deadly blazes AP PHOTOSIn this 2018 photo provided by Christopher Schott, Schott works in Utah with a “re“ghting crew out of Lakeview, Ore. After being in “re“ghts in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of the new elite crew from Lakeview are bringing their military experience to bear as they battle wild“res in the most rugged country back home. The Lakeview Crew 7 is comprised almost entirely of U.S. military veterans like Schott. In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo provided by BLM/USDA Forest Service, a member of a “re crew out of Lakeview, Ore., works on the Cougar Creek Fire in central Washington state. 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Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Nov. 25 the 329th day of 2018. There are 36 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Nov. 25, 1963 the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery; his widow, Jacqueline, lighted an eternal flameŽ at the gravesite.On this dateIn 1783 the British evacuated New York during the Revolutionary War. In 1961 the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, was commissioned. In 1986 the Iran-Contra affair erupted as President Ronald Reagan and Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran had been diverted to Nicaraguan rebels. In 1999 Elian Gonzalez, a 5-year-old Cuban boy, was rescued by a pair of sport fishermen off the coast of Florida, setting off an international custody battle.Todays birthdaysActress Kathryn Crosby is 85. Actor Christopher Riordan is 81. Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs is 78. Singer Bob Lind is 76. Author, actor and economist Ben Stein is 74. Actor John Larroquette is 71. Actor Tracey Walter is 71. Author Charlaine Harris is 67. Retired MLB All-Star Bucky Dent is 67. Dance judge Bruno Tonioli is 63. Singer Amy Grant is 58. Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar is 55. Actor Steve Harris is 53. Actor Billy Burke is 52. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 52. Rock musician Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) is 52. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 50. Actress Jill Hennessy is 49. Actress Christina Applegate is 47. Actor Eddie Steeples is 45. Actress Kristian Nairn is 43. Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is 42. Actress Jill Flint is 41. Actor Jerry Ferrara is 39. Actor Joel Kinnaman is 39. Actress Valerie Azlynn is 38. Former first daughter Barbara Pierce Bush is 37. Former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager is 37. Bible verse Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.Ž „ John 6:68. There is only one who can lead us to life eternal and that is Jesus. Pray to receive Him into your life right now. ODD NEWS SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) „ A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a ”ock of turkeys says shes hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net. The peacock belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson has been on the run for six weeks. On Wednesday, the Johnsons posted a message on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Facebook page: My peacock has run off with the turkeys. Do you have any suggestions on how to catch the little twerp?Ž Rene Johnson told WCAX-TV she thinks the bird she calls Pea was lonely so it sought turkey companions. Johnson said Friday she got close to Pea on Thanksgiving Day, but couldnt catch it. Johnson says shes worried about the cold, but she recognizes the unusual situation, which she says is kind of funny, actually.ŽVermont couples family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys AP PHOTOPea the peacockAmerican migrants have arrived in recent days to Tijuana, just south of California, after making their way through Mexico via caravan. Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum on Friday declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city, which is struggling to accommodate the in”ux. Most of the migrants are camped inside a sports complex, where they face long wait times for food and bathrooms. Julieta Vences, a congresswoman with Lopez Obradors Morena party who is also president of Mexicos congressional migrant affairs commission, told the AP that incoming Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has been discussing with U.S. of“cials how to handle a deluge of asylum claims at the border. Theyre going to have to open the borders (for the migrants) to put in the request,Ž Vences said. They will also give us dates, on what terms they will receive the (asylum) requests and in the case that they are not bene“ciaries of this status, they will have to return here,Ž Vences said. She spoke to the AP after a visit to the crowded sports complex in Tijuana.ASYLUMFROM PAGE 1case for businesses with a big online presence but few physical locations. Now, states can force out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax if theyre doing a fair amount of business in the state. That means retailers such as, home goods company Wayfair and electronics retailer Newegg can be required to collect tax in more states. Those companies were involved in the case before the Supreme Court, but a wide range of businesses from jewelry website Blue Nile to clothing and outdoor company L.L. Bean and electronics retailer B&H Photo-Video are also affected. Before the Supreme Courts decision, Overstock was collecting sales tax in eight states. Now, its collecting sales tax nationwide. Jonathan Johnson, a member of Overstocks board of directors, said a small number of customers reached out to ask about the change when it happened but the company now hasnt had a question about it in months. Wayfair, for its part, was collecting sales tax in 25 states before the decision. Now its collecting sales tax in 36 of the 45 states with a sales tax. Where online shoppers live also can affect whether theyre being charged sales tax. States had a strong interest in taking advantage of the Supreme Courts decision by passing laws or publishing regulations prior to this holiday shopping season if at all possible, said Richard Cram of the Multistate Tax Commission, which works with states on tax issues. Those that did have generally been following the lead of South Dakota, which brought the issue to the Supreme Court. South Dakota requires sellers who dont have a physical presence in the state to collect sales tax on online purchases if they do more than $100,000 in business in South Dakota or more than 200 transactions annually with state residents. A host of states „ Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin „ began enforcing their own requirements starting Oct. 1. And about another half a dozen states will start in the next two months. But a number of big states, including California, Texas, New York and Florida, do not yet have similar collection requirements in place. As a result, consumers shopping online from those states and others that have yet to act may not be charged sales tax on some websites for a little longer. Online shoppers in those states „ particularly those making expensive holiday purchases like televisions, computers and luxury goods „ may be motivated to try to purchase from a website that isnt charging them sales tax. While that may look like a sweet tax savings, shoppers are generally supposed to pay the tax to the state themselves, but few do. Still, its getting harder to “nd sellers that arent collecting sales tax online, said lawyer Eric Citron, who was involved in the Supreme Court case. And Citron said it will become even harder in 2019, with more states putting in place expanded sales tax collection requirements. States also have websites such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon in their sights. Amazon collects sales tax when customers purchase goods it sells, but third-party retailers selling products on Amazon make their own sales tax collection decisions. Sellers on eBay and Etsy also make their own decisions. Now states are working to require those large marketplaces to collect taxes on behalf of sellers using their platform. States tend to use the powers that the Supreme Court gives them, especially when it comes to collecting taxes,Ž Citron said.TAXESFROM PAGE 1police regret that their initial statement about Bradford was not accurate. More than 200 demonstrators, including several relatives, chanted E.JŽ and no justice, no peaceŽ as they marched past Christmas shoppers at the mall. They held a moment of silence at the spot outside a shoe store where Bradford was killed. They should have never have killed him,Ž Emani Smith, Bradfords 7-year-old half-sister said, while other family members cried. Family members described their horror of “nding out from social media that Bradford was dead. Video circulated on social media of Bradford lying in a pool of blood on the mall ”oor. Carlos Chaverst, an activist in Birmingham who organized the protest, said that when authorities acknowledged that the person killed was not the actual shooter, that sent us in an uproar.Ž He said they want justice for the family and he called for police to release body camera and surveillance footage. More protests will be held in the future to hold of“cials accountable, he added. When we found out about this incident, there were questions from the jump. People were upset because a man was shot and killed by police in our own backyard,Ž he said. The incident began Thanksgiving night with a “ght and shooting in suburban Birmingham at the Riverchase Galleria, a mall crowded with Black Friday bargain hunters. An 18-year-old was shot twice and a 12-year-old bystander was shot in the back. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the incident since it is an of“cerinvolved shooting. The Hoover Police Department is conducting its own internal investigation. The of“cer who shot Bradford was placed on administrative leave while authorities investigate the shooting. The of“cers name was not released publicly. The of“cers were not hurt. Bradford is shown in photos on Facebook in an Army uniform and he described himself as a combat engineer. A spokesman for the Army, however, told The Washington Post that he never completed advanced individual training,Ž and so did not serve. Video posted on social media by shoppers showed a chaotic scene as shoppers ”ed the mall, which closed for the remainder of Thursday night. A witness, Lexi Joiner, told she was shopping with her mother when the gun“re started. Joiner said she heard six or seven shots and was ordered, along with some other shoppers, into a supply closet for cover. It was terrifying,Ž Joiner said. A woman who described herself as the mother of the injured 12-year-old posted on social media that the girl was on a Black Friday shopping trip with other family members when the shooting happened, and didnt immediately realize that the pain in her back was from a bullet. Hoover police said Friday morning that the girl was in stable condition.SHOOTINGFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA migrant man pushes a child in a baby stroller past a cordon of riot police as he joins a small group of migrants trying to cross the border together at the Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday. By AMY FORLITIASSOCIATED PRESSMINNEAPOLIS „ Womens rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation was unconstitutional. They called his decision a serious blow to girls rights. Legal experts said the judge made clear that U.S. states have authority to ban the practice, though only about half do. Here is a look at the ruling, which dismissed several charges against a doctor accused of cutting nine girls in three states as part of a religious custom, and what could happen next.THE RULING, SIMPLIFIEDDr. Jumana Nagarwala was among eight people charged in federal court in Michigan in connection with the genital mutilation of nine girls from Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois between 2015 and 2017. Authorities alleged that mothers brought their girls to Nagarwala when they were roughly 7 years old for the procedure. Nagarwala has denied any crime was committed and said she performed a religious custom on girls from her Muslim sect, the India-based Dawoodi Bohra. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman threw out mutilation and conspiracy charges against all the defendants. He ruled that a 1996 federal law that bans female genital mutilation was unconstitutional because Congress didnt have the power to regulate the behavior in the “rst place. Heidi Kitrosser, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, explained that Congress doesnt have unlimited authority to legislate and can only make laws that fall within powers explicitly outlined in the Constitution. In this case, Friedman found that Congress lacked authority to regulate the practice under the Commerce Clause because the procedure is not a commercial activity. He also said Congress treaty powers dont give it authority, because there was no rational relationship between treaty obligations that call for equal rights and a law banning genital mutilation. But the judge clearly stated that the power to regulate female genital mutilation lies with state governments, which have primary authority in de“ning and enforcing criminal law.HUMAN RIGHTS FEARSThe AHA Foundation works to protect women from genital mutilation, honor violence and forced marriages. The group said the ruling was outrageous and set a precedent that cutting girls genitals was not a concern at the national level. While 27 states have laws against female genital mutilation, including Minnesota and Illinois, the 23 states that dont could become destinations for the procedure, said Amanda Parker, the foundations senior director. Michigan lawmakers banned the procedure after Nagarwalas arrest. This is exactly how we got here. The defendants in this case had the victims shipped from Minnesota to Michigan, and the only way of holding them accountable for FGM was the federal statute,Ž Parker said in a statement. She said the court ruling sends the message that the authorities are not serious about protecting girls, especially those in immigrant communities, from this form of abuse.Ž Friedman said in his ruling that states without laws speci“cally banning female genital mutilation can still prosecute the practice under laws that criminalize sexual battery and abuse. But those abuse laws often dont take the speci“c issues surrounding female genital mutilation into account, said George Zarubin, AHAs executive director. This is such an underground, secretive, barbaric practice,Ž Zarubin said. I think the judge made a major mistake.Ž Genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision or cutting, has been condemned by the United Nations. The World Health Organization says there is no health bene“t to the procedure, and it can cause numerous health problems. The practice is common in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is generally performed as a way of controlling a girls sexuality. Its dif“cult to gauge how often genital cutting occurs in the U.S because the practice is largely underground. A 2012 study from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 513,000 girls in the U.S. had been subjected to or were at risk of undergoing genital cutting. If Friedmans decision stands, the AHA Foundation will work with Congress to try to pass a new federal law to ban the procedure nationwide, said. The foundation will also continue work to ban the practice in all 50 states. I think a lot of us in the community that are working to try to ban female genital mutilation in this country are beside ourselvesŽ with this decision, Zarubin said.Courts ruling in genital mutilation case shocks womens advocatesFROM PAGE ONE


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 5PORTMANFAUXBY BYRON WALDEN AND JOEL FAGLIANO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Era of ignorance9 Elevators in an office building?14 Houston squad, casually19 Eaglelike20 Mississippi River bottom feeder21 Wouldnt that be nice!Ž22 Satchel for a homicide detective?24 Joe of GoodFellasŽ25 Something found at the top of many a Google search page26 Manufactured27 Baking soda has many of these29 Tush30 Danny Oceans ex-wife in Oceans ElevenŽ31 Unseasonal wear on a winter vacation?34 Map36 Parisian waters37 Jewish mourning period38 Zoom, e.g.39 Baseball stats sometimes called 39-Down42 Jerk46 Static48 Swiss canton that was home to William Tell49 Variety of stud poker, familiarly50 Berry with two diacritics in its name51 Get ____!Ž52 Late-morning meal for a TV family?58 Dorm overseers, for short59 Sports event with two diacritics in its name60 Cry after CompanyŽ61 Who wrote, In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is kingŽ64 One way to buy mustard cheaply?67 Like the number i, mathematically68 Burns writing69 Strong bond70 A pillar of Islam71 Emails such as Click this link to become an Apollo astronautŽ?77 Erie Canal city80 ____ Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat81 Darling, wont you ____ my worried mindŽ (LaylaŽ lyric)82 Peters chief of staff on The Good WifeŽ83 Down-ontheir-luck sorts84 Hit the hide off the baseball86 Beauts87 Backgrounds in theater88 Tempur-Pedic rival90 Seawater compound92 Neophytes93 Collection of Yule-centric posts?98 Boxing venue99 Nagy of Hungarian history100 Wooded valley101 Bird on Walden Pond in WaldenŽ102 Like services covered by a health insurer105 Drops107 Utensil for eating some cured meat?110 Link with111 Brainpower112 See to it113 When a happy hour might start114 Haven115 Seizure cause DOWN1 Deaden acoustically2 Blue shade3 Kingdom in The Prisoner of ZendaŽ4 Leg-pullers5 Div. for the Red 106-Down6 Secures with a band7 S.A.S.E., e.g.: Abbr.8 They require stitches9 What the rotator cuff rotates10 School extension?11 Neutral shades12 Word from the Latin for nooseŽ13 One caught by a 12-Down14 Nurse15 Can-can dancing?16 Formula for slope in math17 Costa Rican president who won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize18 Stuffed ____20 Clay and oil, for artists23 For heaven ____Ž28 Some ways on Waze: Abbr.32 Split personality?33 Branch of Islam34 Appurtenance for a cartoon Neanderthal35 Mannheim mister39 Delmonico steak cuts40 Document listing technical specifications41 TV network with a science-y name43 Prefix with puncture44 More sensible45 One is roughly the mass of a speck of dust47 Festoons with Charmin, for short49 Charged up53 Laura of Big Little LiesŽ54 Confucian philosopher ____ Hsi55 Really trendy56 Hit just beyond the infield57 Hightail it, saltily62 Ocean froth63 The SimpsonsŽ bar64 Asian fruits used in Western alternative medicine65 Norwegian king near the end of the first millennium66 Non-____ (food label)67 Western powwow held every year or so70 Come again?Ž72 Limit73 Fancy that!Ž74 People like you75 Orfeo in Glucks Orfeo ed Euridice,Ž e.g.76 Not catch78 Crescent-shaped Italian pastries79 Piedmont wine town85 Alternatives to gelcaps86 Semiliquid stuff87 Neural junction89 So-so filler?91 Lunkheads92 Holiday glitter93 Flora and fauna94 Plaster for painting95 Animal used to guard sheep and goats96 Spanish crockery97 Munchkin98 ____-Tikki-TaviŽ103 Misreckons104 It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is ____Ž: Churchill106 See 5-Down108 Numerical prefix109 Much Top 40 music now 123456789101112131415161718 192021 222324 2526272829 30313233 34353637 38394041424344454647 48495051 52535455565758 5960616263 646566 676869 70717273747576 777879808182 8384858687 8889909192 939495969798 99100101102103104 105106107108109 110111112 113114115Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORDFOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 3No. 1118 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1965, when I was founded as a mail-order veterinary supply company in San Diego. I debuted my first store in 1980, in Oregon, and expanded over the following years, acquiring related companies and opening new stores. I went public for the first time in 1994, and launched my website in 2001. Today, a privately held company again, I operate more than 1,500 stores across the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Mexico, and my brands include PetCoach and Doctors Foster and Smith. I help find homes for more than 400,000 animals each year. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. bonds, but they can be volatile, and you dont want a market crash just before you retire. If you dont expect much or any pension income, consider creating your own pensionlike income via immediate or deferred fixed annuities from highly rated insurance companies. Avoid index annuities and variable annuities, though, as they can have some major downsides, such as steep fees. Know that annuities generally offer higher payouts in times of higher interest rates, so you may want to plan to buy later. Dividend income is another good choice. Park a significant chunk of your portfolio in at least a handful of healthy and growing dividendpaying stocks, and you can enjoy regular income along with a good chance of stock-price appreciation. If you have $200,000 in stocks with an average dividend yield of 4 percent, youre looking at $8,000 in annual income. Its well worth consulting a financial professional for advice, too. Theres a good chance theyll save you much more than they cost you. You can look up fee-only financial advisors at .The Motley Fool TakeInvesting in Warren BuffettWarren Buffett has built Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) into a behemoth: It has a diversified set of more than 60 subsidiaries, including insurance, energy, furniture and jewelry companies, along with the BNSF railroad, GEICO, Fruit of the Loom, Benjamin Moore and International Dairy Queen. It also holds a massive portfolio of stocks, including big stakes in companies such as American Express, Apple, Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo. Even though Berkshire was recently valued at over half a trillion dollars, Buffett thinks its cheap. The company bought back almost $1 billion of its own shares in August, and more buybacks could be coming. Buffetts aversion to overpaying for companies is one reason Berkshire has thrived. As he says, Be fearful when other are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.Ž Buffett has cautioned investors that Berkshires future returns wont be nearly as strong as the approximately 21 percent annualized return its produced since he took the reins in 1964. And, at 88, Buffett wont be in charge forever. But as long as his successors stick to his conservative, value-based approach, Berkshire can continue to thrive. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentBad TimingYears ago, when I started investing in individual stocks, I ran across a stock tip online. I saw that the company had been trading at low levels, but in the last hour, it was climbing. I jumped in, thinking I could watch it and time my exit well. In less than 15 minutes, though, the company plunged from about 12 cents per share to less than a penny per share. I lost almost all of my investment. Im convinced the recommendation was designed just for this purpose, to push up the price of a worthless stock. I feel like I ended up just giving my money to a thief. Afterward, on discussion boards and through articles at The Motley Fool and elsewhere, I learned to make much better investing decisions. If I need a timingŽ fix, I play in bitcoin. „ C.H., online The Fool Responds: Your suspicions were likely right: You got burned in a classic penny stock pump-and-dumpŽ scheme. Beware of any stock trading for less than about $5 per share, as those are often penny stocks that can be easily manipulated. Understand that timing the market is a dangerous game, as no one can really know exactly when a stock or the overall market has hit a peak or a bottom. Market timers often lose out. Be careful with bitcoin, too, as it has also burned a lot of investors. Owning Part of a CompanyQIf I own 1 percent of a companys stock and the company earns $100 million, do I get 1 percent of that, or $1 million? „ P.G., Hickory, North CarolinaANot quite. If you own stock in a public company, you do own part of it, but corporate earnings typically dont get automatically sent to shareholders „ at least not in full.A company can do a bunch of things with its profits. It might, for example, pay down some debt, pay dividends to shareholders, buy back (and essentially retire) some of its own shares, or reinvest in its business by building factories, hiring more workers, buying advertising and so on. It might do a combination of those things, and may just bank the money, too, waiting for opportunities. All these options can reward shareholders, sometimes even more powerfully than if the money were just distributed as dividends. Shareholders are also rewarded when the company grows and its stock value rises accordingly.***QCan you explain unrealized gainsŽ? „ W.F., Warsaw, IndianaAWhen you sell an investment, youll usually realize a gain or loss. For example, if you bought shares of Scruffys Chicken Shack (ticker: BUKBUK) at $50 each and then sold them three years later at $62, youll have a realized gain of $12 per share (less commission costs).Meanwhile, imagine that you bought shares of Home Surgery Kits (ticker: OUCHH) at $22 apiece and theyre now at $27. If you havent sold any shares, youve got an unrealized gain (or paper profitŽ) of $5 per share. Since you havent actually sold the holding, its your profit in theory only, and an unrealized gain. It will be realized when you sell.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolRetirement GuidanceIf youre planning or hoping to retire within, say, a decade, there are some actions you might want to take to ensure that your golden years are as shiny as possible. If youre worried that youre way behind in saving for retirement, know that you probably still have time to bulk up your nest egg. You may want to sock away as much as possible each year „ and perhaps even work a few more years than youd planned to. If you can save and invest $10,000 per year for 10 years and it grows at an annual average of 6 percent, youll amass close to $140,000. Its not a kings ransom, but it will be helpful. After all, your investments are going to have to support you, significantly or completely, during retirement. If youre within 10 years of retirement, consider cutting back on stocks and adding some bonds to your portfolio. Stocks do tend to feature much higher returns than 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 11/22 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI 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. Helens eruption, I salvaged enough wood to build 85,000 homes. Based in Seattle and valued near $20 billion, Im one of the worlds largest private timberland owners „ I own or control 12.4 million acres, mostly in the U.S. Im one of the largest makers of wood products, and Ive planted more than a billion trees in the past decade. Who am I? (Answer: Weyerhaeuser Co.) Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.


Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS WHATS UP DOC? by Myles Mellor 1. Q LACF SN KWHRGF FAKLAH YDAWL SN SGSAHN CARR BHADCGS YIF TG QIRQRLGF Q BYN TQS QSSGFQYLGCN. 2. UO VQWJUWYIOW DVSJAUYOIL, EIGH FDUGIL: Y WBYOZ YS YOEYFYCAI!Ž BYF LVDWVG GIJAYIL ZOVNAILXIUCAH: Y DUOW FII HVQ GYXBW OVN!Ž 3. D FLFRMN NRDV KOQ UDMLRFM MKOQ GLX QKPMKV GR MGKJYGM GR HLYGM QLR XKKF. QKFM TKVVN, MGDMX FKVHDO CKV NKJV DYR!Ž TDX MGR CVLRFQON QKPMKVX VRXUKFXR. 4. SMW NWOEVUP YWVWZSEIJEGS SIPO NW MUZZEPT UPP SMW QIYNG XWYW WPWVSYIJEV. SMWJ GMW RUBW NW SXWPBW OEJRT QIYNG SI QEPP EJ. 1. I told my cursed doctor about my memory loss problem and he insisted I pay him immediately. 2. An outpatient complained, very scared: I think Im invisible!Ž His doctor replied knowledgeably: I cant see you right now!Ž 3. A ninety year old patient told his doctor he thought he might die soon. Dont worry, thats normal for your age!Ž was the friendly doctors response. 4. The medical receptionist told me happily all the forms were electronic. Then she gave me twelve dingy forms to fill in. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). There is nothing to hurry to or from. Dont be pushed around by the bully of space-time. A few moments will not make a dierence, except in the feeling you carry around with you. Relax. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Anthropomorphizing animals has been commonplace throughout human history, though youll nd it spiritually energizing to honor the animal-ness of animals and to regard your own animal-ness as equally worthy of respect. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Two emotional ingredients that pair well together are honesty and gentleness. Blunt honesty can cause trauma worse than many lies. And if you get into a position where youre really not sure, silence is often the genius move. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youre back to wondering how you might improve your life. Hint: Theres no purchase involved. That tip alone should eliminate a lot of the noise around your development. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Whatever you are curious about, get deeper into it. Go ahead and tackle the big questions. Theres much good that comes of asking how things might be accomplished, especially seemingly impossible things. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). They needed a leader, and everyone pointed to you. Wonder why its you again? Its because you communicate like a true leader, which is to say you listen more than you talk. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Emotional weather becomes sunny when a front of enthusiasm meets a jet stream of laughter. Bonus: Because youre there when the positive feelings are owing, the glow of sunn y skies will alwa y s be associated with y ou. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The plans go out the window because the intuitive whims lead you in an entirely dierent and more fortuitous direction. Being exible opens you to felicity. On a side note: Someone is falling in love with your smile. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The dierence between tools and weapons is intent of usage. Circumstances arise, and theres a judgment call to make. It could go a lot of ways. Its your choice, really: defense, oense, creation, reparation... CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While surrounded by half-asleep people, you have ideas about what should happen next, what youd like to see, make, do. Once you give your motivational jump-start, everyone will wake up. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You speak from your heart and tell the truth, which makes it easy to keep track. Those who cant seem to manage this are either moving so quickly through life its hard to remember it all or lying. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may get the sense that whatever the group is doing, its not for you. Heed your need for independence. Theres something youll discover all on your own. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Nov. 25). Your decisiveness will allow you to live more experiences than you did last year „ with no time wasted waing between options. A sidekick will help your momentum toward a goal. More glories this solar return include a special reunion, the upward mobility youve long aspired to and a key part in a family victory. Leo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 42, 14, 9, 28 and 30.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing this guy for nine months. We had a good relationship, but then it hit a bump in the road. He was told some false information about me, and instead of giving me the benet of the doubt, he immediately assumed it was true. He said nasty things to me, called me horrible names, and we didnt speak for a month. Once we came back into contact, I forgave him for falsely accusing me and put the episode behind me. My mother is not as forgiving. She told me I can do better than him, and I should forget about him altogether. I tried to explain how I feel about him and how I want to move on from it. She hasnt had a change of heart and says she does not approve of him. So now I sneak around with him and leave my mother out of the loop. I want to respect her opinion, but I do not want to give up the guy I love. I dont know what to do. Help! „ TORN IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR TORN: I cant salvage this romance and neither can you. Theres a term for people who call others horrible names and say nasty thingsŽ to them. They are called verbal abusers,Ž and the eects of what they say can be lasting. An example would be the way his accusations have aected your mother, who thinks her daughter deserves better, and your relationship with her. Sneaking around is immature and dishonest. A guy who would help you do that is nothing to brag about. If he loved you as much as you say you love him, he would have apologized not only to you but also to your mother. If he had, she might have changed her opinion about him. DEAR ABBY: This is a message about our senior population. Our children grow up, marry and have children. Each grandchild is special. We love them and adore being with them. Then the grandkids grow up and have little ones of their own. By this time were old and sometimes need help with housework, yard work, or just would like to get out of the house to go eat or shop. We still have feelings, and were not dead. But while it may not be intentional, it seems there is no time for the elderly. We may say were ne and dont mind being alone, but it IS lonely at times. No one calls to say hello or ask if we need anything. How long does it take to make a call? It would be nice if each family member called once a week or came by once a month. The love weve always had for family is still there and strong. Children and grandchildren, please think about this and remember: The most important thing you can give your elderly relatives is your TIME. Time is the most precious gift of all and doesnt cost a thing. Someday you will be old, too! „ WISE WOMAN IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR WISE WOMAN: Im printing your letter because it carries a message that some families need to hear. That said, I am a strong advocate for individuals who advocate for themselves. Because your children and grandchildren dont call, perhaps its time you picked up your phone and called them to check in and see how theyre doing. And if you are not ne and need help with something, ASK for it.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Holidays are for everyone in the family. And getting your children active in the festivities will truly make them a family aair. So include the children in the planning and let them be an essential part of the big events that will make them memorable. Heres how to engage them: 1. Have your children create invitations for holiday gatherings on their computers, then email the evites to the family and guest list. 2. Let children be creative and make place cards for the table, or even make holidaythemed paper placemats. 3. Put children in charge of the decorations for the tree, around the house and the table centerpieces. They can gather branches, pinecones or winter berries for the centerpiece. They also can make their own ornaments for the tree. 4. Assign children to be in charge of opening the door, greeting the guests and taking their coats and scarves. Make sure they bring the company into the living room. 5. Allow the children to use their smartphones to take pictures of the gathering, guests, the table, the dinner party „ all the laughter and happy events of the evening. They can email or text the pictures to all family members. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Ice cream is a favorite family dessert any time of the year, especially during the holidays. Try this variety of toppings that will jazz up ice cream with a yummy kick: „Crunchy toppings: Sprinkle ice cream with crunchy cereal, chopped nuts, peanut brittle, crushed peppermint candies or little bits of chocolate. „Fruit toppings: For a healthier treat, add blueberries, strawberries, sliced peaches or any other fruit you like. „Swirly toppings: Swirl hot fudge, butterscotch or maple syrup through the ice cream with a knife. „ Heloise Dear Readers: We use our best crystal and good china for all the holiday parties and events. Heres how to clean and take care of them: 1. If your good china is rimmed with silver or gold, always hand-wash it. Never place it in the dishwasher. First, lay a soft terrycloth towel in the sink before adding the china or crystal. Its best to put only one plate or glass in the sink at a time. That way, they will not get chipped or cracked by hitting each other. Hold crystal glasses by the stem when washing. 2. If the crystal still seems to be cloudy after washing, dip it into a warm vinegar rinse. If the cloudiness remains, the glasses could be etched with tiny scratches, which cannot be removed. Dry crystal glasses right away after washing with a lint-free cloth. This will make sure there wont be any spots. 3. When you store plates, place a coee lter or paper plate between each one to prevent scratches or chipping. Cover the stack of plates with plastic wrap so they dont collect dust. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I want to try a dierent baste for my holiday turkey this year for a delicious new change. Do you have any recommendations? I want to surprise my family. „ Heather from Kansas Dear Heather: Yes, try this avorful and quickto-make tasty twist for your turkey: Peanut And Paprika Baste „Slather the turkey with peanut oil. „Rub lots of paprika on the top of the entire turkey. „Make an aluminum foil tent to put over the top. „Cook at 300F to 325F for as long as is specied for the size of the turkey. „Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes. „ HeloiseMother wont approve daughters reconciliation with her boyfriendDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 By MARCIA DUNNAP AEROSPACE WRITERCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. „ In our solar system family, Mars is Earths next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Mondays arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. InSight should provide our best look yet at Mars deep interior, using a mechanical mole to tunnel 16 feet (5 meters) deep to measure internal heat, and a seismometer to register quakes, meteorite strikes and anything else that might start the red planet shaking. Scientists consider Mars a tantalizing time capsule. It is less geologically active than the twice-as-big Earth and so retains much of its early history. By studying the preserved heart of Mars, InSight can teach us how our solar systems rocky planets formed 4 1/2 billion years ago and why they turned out so different. Venus is hot enough to melt lead. Mercury has a sunbaked surface. Mars is pretty cold today. But Earth is a nice place to take a vacation, so wed really like to know why one planet goes one way, another planet goes another way,Ž said InSights lead scientist Bruce Banerdt of NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Todays Earthlings are lured to Mars for a variety of reasons. Mars „ an incredible natural laboratoryŽ „ is reasonably easy to get to, and the U.S., at least, has a proven track record there, noted Lori Glaze, NASAs acting director of planetary science. The cherry on top is that Mars may have once been ”ush with water and could have harbored life. Trying to understand how life is „ or was „ distributed across our solar system is one of the major questions that we have,Ž Glaze said Wednesday at a news conference. In two years, NASA will actually seek evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars „ if, indeed, its there. On Monday, the space agency announced Jezero Crater as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, which will gather samples and stash them for return to Earth in the early 2030s. The craters ancient lake and river system is brimming with diverse rocks, making it a potential hot spot for past life. Repeat, past life. NOT present. Michael Meyer, NASAs lead scientist for Mars exploration, said the Martian surface is too cold and dry, with too much radiation bombardment, for life to currently exist. Recorded observations of Mars „ about double the size of Earths moon „ date back to ancient Egypt. But it wasnt until the 19th century that Mars mania truly set in.Lander will add to humans obsession with MarsNew NASA project will help scientists spy on Earths next-of-kin AP PHOTOSThis image provided by NASA, assembled from a series of January 2018 photos made by the Mars Curiosity rover, shows an uphill view of Mount Sharp, which Curiosity had been climbing. In our solar system family, Mars is Earths next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow on Monday, Nov. 26 with the arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. This image made available by NASA shows the planet Mars. This composite photo was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) „ An endangered white rhino named Bebop is the newest member of a South Texas zoo, and zookeepers hope he gets along with his new female neighbors. The 5-year-old Southern white rhino recently joined other endangered white rhinos on display at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. White rhinos are listed as near threatened, mostly from habitat loss and poaching, on the International Union for Conservation of Natures List of Endangered Species. Patrick Burch“eld, the zoos executive director, tells The Brownsville Herald that zoo staff is excited to have breeding-age rhinos on site. We have produced two baby white rhinos here at the zoo in the past,Ž Burch“eld said. We are part of whats called a species survival program for the white rhino, and we needed to get a breeding male in here in order to breed white rhinos.Ž The new rhino arrived in March from the Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates in Punta Gorda, Florida, but underwent quarantine before being introduced to the exhibit. Zookeepers have since placed Bebop in enclosures close to the zoos female white rhinos, Abby and Julie.Endangered white rhino on display at South Texas zoo AP PHOTOIn this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, Bebop a male rhino, left, interacts with a female rhino at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. 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SPORTSSunday, November 25, 2018 | | @Sun_Preps Miltons surgery successful After taking a hit on Friday nights game against USF, UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a season-ending injury. See more on page 7INDEX | Auto Racing 2 | Golf 2 | Lottery 2 | Tennis 2 | Local Sports 3 | NHL 4 | NFL 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 | Soccer 8 | Weather 8 By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERIt was apparent from an early age that Punta Gorda resident Bonnie Gadusek was destined to be an athlete. When approached by her mother with following her sisters onto the path of ballet, she emphatically stated No,Ž already con“dent and self-aware that she wanted to do something faster paced. The future tennis professional, who would be ranked in the top 10 players in the world for three consecutive years, demonstrated her athleticism by doing front ”ips on her mothers bed. My mother said, we need to take this girl to gymnastics class,Ž said Gadusek, the director of tennis at Vivante. I was about seven, and became pretty serious right away. I had talent and was picked up by a Hungarian Olympic coach.Ž Gymnastics became her passion, and she began to excel with her goal to be selected to compete in the 1980 Olympic games. However, as fate would have it, a serious accident left her athletic future in doubt. Gadusek dislocated the second and third vertebrae in her neck. The prospect of not competing, of having to give up her passion and the serious nature of her injury, would send the preponderance of the population to a new depth of By JOHN ZENORAP SPORTS WRITERTUSCALOOSA, Ala. „ Tua Tagovailoa threw “ve touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 52-21 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday. Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) took over with an explosive third quarter, when the Heisman Trophy contender threw three long touchdown passes. Hes the “rst Alabama player to have a hand in six TDs in a game and matched the school record with the “ve scoring passes. Now, Bama heads to the SEC championship game against No. 5 Georgia with a guaranteed playoff spot on the line. Leading Auburn (7-5, 3-5) just 1714 at halftime, Tagovailoa launched the Tide into another SEC blowout. He was 11-of-12 passing for 208 yards and four touchdowns in the second half, despite only playing one series in the fourth quarter. Tagovailoa “nished 25 of 32 for 324 yards and ran for 26 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown and a 21-yard third-down conversion on runs. The second-half numbers included touchdowns of 46 yards to Jerry Jeudy, 33 to Josh Jacobs, 40 to DeVonta Smith and 22 to Henry Ruggs III „ all accurate strikes down“eld. The game was close until Tagovailoa threw a pair of long TD passes in a three-minute span of the third quarter. The “rst hit Jeudy down the left sideline and the second went to Jacobs, who shook off a few defenders on his way to the end zone. Auburn had used creative calls to keep it within 17-14 at halftime. Wide receiver Anthony Schwartz ran for a 9-yard touchdown and fellow receiver Ryan Davis took a lateral and launched a 23-yard touchdown pass to Malik Miller. That came with 4 minutes left By RALPH D. RUSSOAP COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITERCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Dwayne Haskins threw “ve touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory Saturday that sends the Buckeyes to the Big Ten championship game. The Wolverines were two victories away from their “rst conference championship since 2004 and a trip to the College Football Playoff, facing an Ohio State team that has looked discombobulated on defense and one-dimensional on offense much of the season. Looking to snap a six-game losing streak against the Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1, No. 10 CFP) and get coach Jim Harbaugh his “rst victory in four tries in the rivalry known simply as The Game, the Wolverines (10-2, 8-1, No. 4 CFP) wilted. In the 115th meeting between two of college footballs most storied rivals, Ohio State scored more points than it ever had against Michigan „ more points than any team has ever scored in regulation against Michigan. The previous high was 58 by Cornell in 1891. And now, despite all the dysfunction at Ohio State this season „ both on and off the “eld „ the Buckeyes will face No. 20 Northwestern next week in Indianapolis with a chance to repeat as Big Ten champs and maybe even squeeze into the playoff. Maybe most satisfying of all, Ohio State made it 14 victories in the last 15 meetings against the team it loves to beat the most. Olave, who came into the game with “ve catches and no touchdowns, caught two TD passes and broke it open on special teams in the third quarter. He looped through a seam in the line and got a chunk of Will Harts punt. The ball sailed off high and to the side and landed in the arms of Sevyn Banks, By EDGAR THOMPSONORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS)TALLAHASSEE „ Two streaks ended emphatically Saturday in Tallahassee and the balance of power in college football may have shifted in the Sunshine State. The No. 11 Florida Gators resounding 41-14 win at Florida State ended a “vegame losing streak to the rival Seminoles and ended their record 36-season run of bowl game appearances. On a dreary, overcast day at Doak Campbell Stadium, Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks threw three touchdown passes to give him 23 this season, tailback Lamical Perine had a career-long 74-yard touchdown run to highlight a 129-yard day and pass rusher Jachai Polite had 2.5 sacks and forced his “fth fumble of the season to spearhead a swarming defensive effort by the Gators. UF coach Dan Mullens “rst meeting with FSUs Willie Taggart showed how quickly the fortunes of each program have reversed a season after each school underwent unexpected coaching changes. Mullens Gators (9-3) ended the day with 536 yards „ their third straight LOCAL SPORTS: Tennis COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 11 Florida 41, Florida St. 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 10 Ohio St. 62, No. 4 Michigan 39 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 1 Alabama 52, Auburn 21No. 10 Ohio State blows out No. 4 MichiganGaduseks approach to life transcends all obstacles SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER G BLAKEBonnie Gadusek, an elite tennis professional, serves as Vivantes tennis director. She is a USPTA certi“ed tennis instructor.GADUSEK | 3The streaks are over AP PHOTOFlorida defensive back Jeawon Taylor and linebacker David Reese II stop Florida State wide receiver TreShaun Harrison in the second half of an NCAA college football game. 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Standing next to his players during La Marseille,Ž Noah was emotional before Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert took on Croatias Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in the doubles of the “nal on Saturday. Its the “rst time it happens to me. I told myself its perhaps the last time Im singing it,Ž said Noah, who will be replaced at the helm of the team by Amelie Mauresmo after this weekend. The former French Open winner will have another occasion to sing and cry on Sunday after Mahut and Herbert put a smile back on French faces with a 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win to keep alive slim French hopes. France cut Croatias lead to 2-1. Croatia still remains favorite to claim one more point to dethrone the defending champions. We still have two more matches to win, we want to win the Davis Cup,Ž Mahut said. Our players can do it tomorrow. They had a tough day yesterday but maybe with this win everything can change.Ž Chasing an 11th title, France is back in the “nal but still faces a big challenge. The singles players were out of their depth on Friday, casting serious doubt on the chances of a comeback in Sundays reverse singles. Marin Cilic is set to face Jeremy Chardy, then Borna Coric plays JoWilfried Tsonga if needed, although captains can change their lineups. No team has overturned a 2-0 de“cit in a “nal since Australia beat the United States in 1939. After what happened yesterday of course we are con“dent,Ž Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan said. Marin and Borna are going to be ready. Hopefully quality will prevail in the end.Ž On the indoor clay court at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in northern France, the script changed dramatically during a pulsating doubles match. Dodig and Pavic had only a few chances in the “rst two sets. Herbert played aggressively and Mahut raised his game on important points. The Croatian pair gradually found its rhythm and made the most of Herberts sudden dip on serve. They Croats moved into a 5-3 lead after a thunderous forehand pass from the left-handed Pavic silenced the home crowd, and the French paid the price for their mistakes at the net. Herbert struggled again on his serve as the French looked on the verge of a collapse at the start of the fourth, but he fought through a 13-minute game. Under pressure on his next service game, Herbert once again found the ability to get out of trouble as a lob from Dodig bounced just inches out. Trailing 0-40 on his serve with the French up 5-4 and facing jeers from French fans, Pavic showed more steel. He turned toward the French supporters and gestured as if to ask them to make more noise. He then launched consecutive service winners to fend off three match points and hold with a drop volley. But the French were more composed in the tiebreaker and earned three more match points after Dodig went long with a forehand, and Herbert produced a winning serve. Mahut converted the “rst match point with a “ne re”ex volley.Doubles win keeps French hopes alive in Davis Cup AP PHOTOFrances team captain Yannick Noah reacts during the Davis Cup “nal between France and Croatia in Lille, France. GOLFBy DENNIS PASSAAP SPORTS WRITERMELBOURNE, Australia „ A pair of twenty-somethings named Thomas has Belgium on the cusp of its “rst victory in the World Cup of Golf. Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry had a mid-round stretch of 5-under-par in four holes for a 9-under 63 Saturday to give Belgium a “ve-stroke lead after three rounds. Pieters, 26, and the 25-year-old Detry, started the day level with South Korea after a steady 71 in rainy conditions in the foursomes format of Friday. On Saturday, they took advantage „ along with the 27 other teams „ of much improved weather conditions at Metropolitan and the fourballs (best-ball) game. Belgium, which completed the front nine with two birdies and an eagle, then birdied the 10th, had a three-round total of 19-un der 197. We combined pretty well in the “rst foursomes, hopefully we can do the same on Sunday,Ž said Pieters. Detry added: We were making some good putts. And its always nice when you know your partners playing some great golf, it gives you a lot of con“dence.Ž Three teams were tied for second „ Mexico, Italy and Southw Korea. Mexicos Abraham Ancer, who won last weeks Australian Open, and his partner Roberto Diaz, shot 65. Italys Andrea Pavan and Renato Paratore dropped two shots on the par-5 14th when both players had balls run back down off the green from slopes just off the putting surface, but recovered for a 66. It was tough, but Renato did great and we bounced back,Ž Pavan said. South Koreas Byeong Hun An and Si Woo Kim shot 68. We struggled all day today,Ž said An. But we had a birdie on 18 so tomorrow we just need to keep the momentum going.Ž Three teams were tied for “fth „ Sweden, Australia and England, six behind Belgium. Swedens Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren shot 64 and Australias Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith 65. Bjork said he and Lagergren combined well to shoot one of the best rounds of the day. When I was off, Joakim was on, and when he was off, I was on,Ž Bjork said. Leishman and Smith let an opportunity slip on the back nine. They shot 6-under 30 on the front nine „ four birdies and an eagle „ but had six pars on the front nine before a birdie on 16. Probably a story of two different nines,Ž Leishman said. Got off to a great start obviously but cooled off a bit on the back nine.Ž Englands team of Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter shot 67. Americans Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley, who were weather casualties on Friday with a 79, improved to a 66 Saturday but were 14 strokes off the lead in 21st place.Belgians pull ahead to big lead at World Cup AUTO RACING By JEROME PUGMIREAP SPORTS WRITERABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates „ Fivetime Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday. The Mercedes drivers 11th pole of the season and record-extending 83rd of his career looked in some doubt as Ferraris Sebastian Vettel was quicker at the “rst time split. But Vettel went too wide on the last turn and quali“ed only third behind the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas. What a great way to end the season with a 1-2 qualifying,Ž Hamilton said. I wanted to “nish the season on a high. Really happy with today.Ž Vettel felt he could have done better. I thought (it) was in reach. I would have liked to have been on the front row, its not the case,Ž the German driver said. But we will “ght as hard as we can. We have good speed on the straights, lets see what we can do.Ž Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest in his last race for Ferrari before leaving to join Sauber next year. Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will start from “fth and sixth on the grid, respectively, on a track not well suited to their car. Hamilton is aiming to sign off with an 11th win of the season, while Bottas has yet to win one and Vettels last victory came at the Belgian GP in August. For the second straight year, four-time F1 champion Vettel led during the championship „ and was close behind Hamilton at the halfway stage. Vettel “nished 46 points behind Hamilton last year and trails by 81 heading into Sundays race. Earlier, Hamilton posted the fastest time in the third and “nal practice in hotter conditions at the Yas Marina desert circuit, about 0.3 seconds ahead of Vettel and 0.4 ahead of Raikkonen. It is Ricciardos last race for Red Bull before joining Renault next year, and McLaren veteran Fernando Alonsos last ride in F1 before the 37-year-old Spaniard leaves to pursue other racing interests. Near the end of P3, there was a heated moment between Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly and Romain Grosjean of Haas when they narrowly avoided colliding. The Frenchmen made up afterward as Grosjean went over to speak to Gasly, who patted him on the back. Sundays race begins at 5:10 p.m. local time and ends under ”oodlights. Bottas has not won since last years season-ender in Abu Dhabi.Hamilton clinches pole for Abu Dhabi finale AP PHOTO Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after getting the pole position in the qualifying session for the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. SPORTS ON TV AUTO RACING8:05 a.m. ESPN2 „ FORMULA 1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ethiad Airways, UABCOLLEGE BASKETBALL10:30 a.m. ESPNU „ AdvoCare Invitational, seventh place game, Canisius vs. UAB, at Orlando, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ESPN „ AdvoCare Invitational championship, Villanova vs. Florida State, at Orlando, Fla. 2:00 p.m. ESPNU „ Wooden Legacy “fth place game, Northwestern vs. Utah, at Fullerton, Calif. 4 p.m. ESPN2„ AdvoCare Invitational, third place game, LSU vs. Oklahoma State, at Orlando, Fla. 4:30 p.m. ESPNU„ Wooden Legacy third place game, Fresno St. vs. Hawaii, at Fullerton, Calif. 6:30 p.m. ESPNU„ AdvoCare Invitational, “fth place game, Memphis vs. College of Charleston, at Orlando, Fla. 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ AdvoCare Invitational, championship game, Miami vs. Seton Hall, at Fullerton, Calif.CFL FOOTBALL6:30 p.m. ESPN2„106th Grey Cup,championship, Ottawa Redblacks vs. Calgary StampedersNFL FOOTBALL1 p.m. CBS „ Regional coverage, Cleveland at Cincinnati, Jacksonville at Bualo, LA Raiders at Baltimore, New England at NY Jets FOX „ Regional coverage, San Francisco at Alanta, Seattle at Carolina NY Giants at Philadelphia 4:05 p.m. FOX „ Regional coverage, Arizona at LA Chargers 4:25 p.m. CBS „ Regional coverage, Miami at Indianapolis, Pittsburgh at Denver 8:20 p.m. NBC „ Green Bay at MinnesotaSOCCER2 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Atlanta United vs New York Red Bulls Formula One, Mercedes driver captured 11th pole and record-extending 83rd of his career


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 SP Page 3 despair, and although it was a visceral time, Gadusek demonstrated the courage of an intrepid warrior. She would turn to another sport as a means of returning to form physically. I took up tennis as more of a therapy to becoming stronger, in my neck and shoulders and it was part of my therapy program,Ž said Gadusek. The transition from gymnastics to tennis was seamless for Gadusek, because she possessed the physical attributes of being ”exible and strong. A “erce competitor, Gaduseks aggressive mindset also transferred well into what would replace gymnastics as her passion. And she found the sport bene“cial in another sense. In gymnastics, youre striving for a 10, and in tennis it was much more forgiving,Ž said Gadusek. You can be losing a set or a set and a half, and still come back and win. That aspect of tennis I loved. When I “rst started taking lessons, I understood how to correct mistakes. So, that kind of gravitated me to the sport.Ž However, when she began competing, she fell in love with the sport. Tennis had taken the place of gymnastics. Her sojourn in the tennis world would become her destiny. Only months earlier, she had seemed destined to compete at the elite level as a gymnast, but she had been informed if she were to fall again, and injure the same area, it would be life-altering. Gaduseks mercurial trajectory is awe-inspiring. She sustained the injury in February, and by late May of that year, she had reached her “rst junior tournament “nals. She wore a neck brace that was very restrictive. To serve, I had to make a very short toss, and low and in front of me, it was dif“cult,Ž said Gadusek. I couldnt move my head in either direction. I had to play tennis with my head completely straight.Ž The Pennsylvania-native began enjoying success against the areas best ranked players, but it was her growing passion for the sport that would be life transforming, one that gave her clarity and purpose. It was a thrill to be able to succeed after such a tragic and emotional event in my life,Ž said Gadusek. For a period of time, I was quite sad. I saw that I had something I could look forward to.Ž That initial success would serve as the catalyst for Gadusek, directing her toward the next phase of her development from the nascent stages which showed so much potential and promise. My sister was more of a beginner and she played on weekends, and she would feed me balls and I was taking lessons, but I realized Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh-area wasnt conducive to being a professional.Ž Gaduseks initial exposure to the sport served as the impetus for her to shift her ambitions from being an Olympic gymnast toward becoming the worlds best tennis player. I kind of had lofty goals for myself and its fun that way,Ž said Gadusek. I knew I had to attend an international academy or an academy of some sort in the states where tennis is popular.Ž She began the arduous task of drafting and forwarding letters, in the neighborhood of 50, to various instructors, asking for a scholarship because her parents couldnt afford the price of lessons. And she received only two replies. However, one was from someone who recognized her potential and would alter the direction of her life. It was from Harry Hopmans International Tennis Academy, who would become a mentor. He was impressed by Gaduseks work ethic, the fact that she would be on the court from morning until night. She would relocate to the Tampa Bay area when she was nearly 13-years-old. In a matter of a few years, I surpassed a lot of people,Ž said Gadusek. It was just hard work. He (Hopman) saw that in me, being at his tennis academy and training.Ž Her mother, who was an RN, quit her job in Pennsylvania, and accompanied Gadusek, serving as the camp nurse at the academy because she didnt want her daughter to be alone. I loved it,Ž said Gadusek, It wasnt something that I pushed myself to do. People used to drag me off the court. I would be sunburned and blistered.Ž Her initial entry into the world of tennis, playing the nations best junior players, was a challenging experience. She didnt possess the physical attributes of a stronger or taller player, and as a beginner, Gadusek had limited professional experience. I was immediately placed with players who were nationally ranked because I was from the Tampa Bay-area,Ž said Gadusek. I would travel around the state and play Miami-based players. I lost convincingly a lot in the beginning. I was playing Shelley Solomon, Harold Solomons sister, who was ranked number two in the United States. She was training in Miami, and I had to play her a lot.Ž However, Gadusek was hardly deterred by those early experiences, her intrepid nature, courage and willingness to face challenges head on saw her game improve markedly, where she would begin to defeat those same players who she had fallen to previously. Gaduseks evolution continued to impress, and with a celerity thats rarely scene. One season found her as the number one player on her high school team, winning State, playing juniors at the elite level and on the international stage, winning the Junior French Open. I played the pro event as well,Ž said Gadusek. I had three venues that I was competing in. I was playing a lot of matches and I was traveling a lot. That was a con“dence booster for me because I was winning a lot of matches. And then when I started beating players that were ranked in the top 50 in the world, I knew I was going to turn pro and college could wait.Ž Gadusek made the transition to professional tennis when she was 18, and would once again be faced with having to work through the rigors of a challenging schedule and competition against the worlds best players. The “rst three years, it was rough, thats when I was losing,Ž said Gadusek. Things started to jell and come together. I think by winning the French Open Juniors, I set a precedence and sponsors were interested in me at that point. I had opportunities to train at the academy with pros and that also gave me con“dence.Ž It was a commitment to her passion that directed Gadusek down the path toward becoming a professional. My parents made me “nish high school, public high school, and I had to be on the honor roll or do very well, or else I couldnt play tennis,Ž said Gadusek. There were parameters that kind of gave me a little balance, or if I didnt make it on tour or had an injury, I would go to college. I had scholarships at Stanford and the University of Florida, they were one and two. They were waiting for me if I didnt turn pro. I was beating players ranked in the top 50. And then my parents said, Ok. Up to that point, I had to prove myself.Ž The early experiences faced by Gadusek, served as the impetus for her to grow up quickly, as she found herself traveling alone to Europe and Australia. You have to have con“dence not only on the court but off,Ž said Gadusek. Theres fear involved in that type of life. You learn as you go.Ž The opportunity to be in the presence of a legend can be intimidating, but facing the prospect of playing against one can even be more daunting. Gadusek recounts the “rst time she had to play the number one player in the world, tennis icon, Chris Evert. It was at that moment, she knew she had arrived. Just to see her, and then when I had to play her, I was nervous the “rst few times, she was so much better than me, number one in the world,Ž said Gadusek. But then, I said Im tired of losing to her. I dont care who she is. You get used to it. Youve been on tour for a while.Ž Eventually, Gadusek would win two sets from Evert, at two different tournaments, removing some of the mystique, and providing her with an indelible memory that resonates within her to this day. But it was an experience during her rookie year against Evert that provided Gadusek with an infusion of self-assurance that still radiates in her psyche. At the U.S. Open, my rookie year, it was at center court, and I was playing her in an afternoon match, and I was actually a set and a half ahead,Ž said Gadusek. I beat her in the “rst set and I was winning the second set. And the stadium was quite empty when we started, because who was I? And people really didnt know me unless they were following tennis.  And then the environment changed, things began to happen that the young player wasnt accustomed to, transforming the complexion of the match. It was quiet when I “rst started playing her,Ž said Gadusek. Whenever I started beating her, all of a sudden I could hear people talking and the clicking of the cameras, and when I hit, it would be click, click, click, and not that far away. I had never experienced that before. She started playing better, and I think I was starting to get a little more nervous,Ž said Gadusek. Oh, whats going on here? Im beating the number one seed in the world. It was Labor Day, and it was televised. After that, my con“dence grew. I felt like I could contend with anyone in the world because I proved myself. I won a set.Ž The opportunity to play against the worlds best Evert, Navratilova and Graff, enabled Gadusek to grow professionally. Her “rst tournament win came at Marco Island, a championship she would defend successfully the following year. It was so thrilling, it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,Ž said Gadusek. It was a smaller main event, it wasnt a huge tournament. I remember being in the semi“nals, thinking, Im only two away. I can do this. I was playing well, not exceptional, and I beat some players. And when I “nally won, it was surreal.Ž Punta Gorda is now home to the tennis professional, and she has embraced the community. She is the director of tennis at Vivante. Gadusek has embraced her role as the tennis instructor at Vivante in Punta Gorda Isles. She is certi“ed by the USPTA as a high performance and 10 and under tennis instructor. Its friendly, warm and inviting, said Gadusek. There are so many wonderful people here. I think thats a big part of why I enjoy being here. The facility is wonderful. The courts are really well-maintained.Ž Vivante will be holding its inaugural Tis the SeasonŽ tennis tournament with the proceeds to bene“t the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, Dec. 1 and 2. Vivante has run 10 tournaments so far and each one has been with the Harry Chapin Food Bank,Ž said Bob Head, Vivante. We decided to focus a little more on Charlotte County than southwest Florida. Well have several divisions, ladies doubles, mens doubles and mixed doubles. We get a lot of the best players in the area to play here that weekend.Ž For more information about the tennis tourna-ment, visit PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER G BLAKEPunta Gorda Isles resident Bonnie Gadusek is the tennis director at Vivante. The professional was ranked in the worlds top 10, for three consecutive years. By BRUCE ROBINSSUN SORRESPONDENTCoach : Mike Progl (1st year) Starters Lost : None Newcomers : Alani Qualls (Sr, transfer from Charlotte), Ameijha Jones (Jr, transfer from Charlotte), Sharina Hudson (Jr) The Port Charlotte girls basketball team didnt lose any starters from last year, but is under new direction as “rst-year Lady Pirates coach Mike Progl takes over the program. Its a feeling out process. When a new coach takes over, they have to review and assess what they have and make adjustments as needed. I took over the program in April,Ž Progl said. I pretty much inherited a young team. This year I do have four seniors, but Ive got a lot of juniors and a lot of sophomores, so its a learning curve. Theyve got to learn how I want them to play and not how theyve been used to playing prior to me getting here.Ž Coming with that is a heap of question marks. Even with the season under way, theres still things to decide. I dont even know who the set starting “ve is going to be because they compete every week to see who is going to get that spot,Ž Progl said. They know theres two competitions going on, the one on the court and the one in practice.Ž Some new faces to the team include two transfers from Charlotte in senior guard Alani Qualls, a dual-sport athlete who stood out on the volleyball team, and junior forward Ameijha Jones. Joining them is junior guard Sharina Hudson. The Lady Pirates struggled last year. They won just two games and averaged just over 30 points per game, according to Maxpreps. But with a new leader, they expect things to change this year. With another year of experience under the players belt, Port Charlotte is trending upward. Its not going to be like it was last year,Ž Progl said. They have a year from last year, the remaining players, to learn. They were thrown right into the varsity situation last year and they took their punches. This year, they know what to expect and it shouldnt be a surprise.ŽNew coach means new outlook for Lady Pirates SUN PHOTO BY TIM KERNPort Charlotte senior Alani Qualls knocks down the jump shot in a preseason game. PREP BASKETBALL: Port Charlotte Pirates MONDAY BOYS SOCCERPort Charlotte at Riverdale, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte vs. DeSoto County, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCERPort Charlotte vs. Riverdale, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at DeSoto County, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALLImagine at Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m.TUESDAY BOYS SOCCERVenice at Palmetto, 7 p.m. Lemon Bay vs North Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte vs. Cape Coral, 7 p.m. North Port vs. Braden River, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCERVenice vs Palmetto, 7 p.m. Lemon Bay at North Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at Cape Coral, 7 p.m. North Port at Braden River, 7 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALLLemon Bay at Ida Baker, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at DeSoto County, 7:30 p.m. North Port at Cardinal Mooney, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Island Coast, 7 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL North Port at Venice, 7:30 p.m. Lemon Bay vs Ida Baker, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at Imagine School, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte vs. Island Coast, 7 p.m. PREP CALENDAR


Page 4 SP The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018By BARRY WILNERAP PRO FOOTBALL WRITERSorry, Yogi. Maybe it is over before its over. Just look at most of the NFL division races. The NFC West will be over if Seattle loses at Carolina on Sunday. The AFC West looks done in favor of Kansas City. Both South divisions are runaways for the Saints in the NFC, the Texans „ yes, the formerly 0-3 Texans „ in the AFC. Pittsburgh appears to be more in a race for the top overall AFC seed than any challenge in the North. Chicago has a choke hold on the NFC North. And did anyone think New England would be challenged in the AFC East? Combine the three other rosters in that sector and the resulting team might not challenge Tom Brady and the Patriots. That leaves one division in serious doubt, and with some serious turmoil: the NFC East. Youll never hear a coach or general manager or owner claim anything is in the bag until, well, its in the bag, tied up and secured in a safe place. So dont ask Sean Payton or Sean McVay or Matt Nagy about playoff byes and home-“eld advantages. For us, theres so many different things we can get better at,Ž McVay says, and thats the exciting thing about it is with football, theres this never-ending goal of continuing to improve and focus on the little things. Whether thats situational football, whether thats taking care of it or taking it away defensively. So, theres a lot of things within the framework of every single situation. Then, its going to be about continuing to improve and playing team football. If we do that, then we think good things are going to happen, but its going to be a tough stretch. Weve got some great games coming up. For us, when we get back, the No. 1 focus will be on the Detroit Lions and then well go from there.Ž But its crystal clear whats going on, even before we reach December. Barring major injuries „ the kind of thing that is destroying the season for Philadelphia and Atlanta and Cincinnati „ heres what is going on:AFCThe most interesting race is for which teams will wind up with a week off in the postseason. Kansas City (9-2) has the inside position, followed by Pittsburgh (7-2-1), New England and Houston, both 7-3. Sure, the Chargers (7-3) could sneak through in the West, and the Colts or Titans in the South. Does anyone really believe that will happen? Home “eld is a huge edge for the Patriots, of course. They almost never lose at Foxborough in January. Oddly, the Chiefs rarely win in KC in the postseason. They have lost their last six and havent been victorious at Arrowhead in the playoffs since 1993, when Joe Montana was their quarterback. The Steelers arent particularly dominant at Heinz Field in the playoffs, either, but Houston is 3-1 at home in January. The Chargers have a nice cushion for a wild card and do have a Thursday nighter at KC remaining. No other team has a winning record in the conference. Pittsburgh has the least enviable remaining schedule, with home games with the Chargers and Patriots, and a visit to New Orleans. New Englands only other likely test is against upand-down Minnesota at Gillette Stadium. Kansas City has that home game with the Chargers and a trip to Seattle as its most challenging contests, while Houston has no one remaining that has a winning record and has won seven in a row. Look for the Chiefs and Patriots to lock up byes, with the Chargers and „ a wild stab „ the Colts grabbing wild cards.NFCChicagos victory on Thanksgiving Day with backup quarterback Chase Daniel said a lot about the Bears (8-3). They are as opportunistic as anyone, and their defense is the best of any contender. They do get the Rams (10-1) on Dec. 9, but at Soldier Field, and still have matchups with the Packers and Vikings „ neither of whom is balanced enough to put together a closing streak. With that defense, Chicago usually should be capable of winning anywhere, except thats not how NFL 2018 is built. Playing at the offensive machines from New Orleans (10-1) or Los Angeles would prove hugely dif“cult. The Saints own a victory over the Rams, which could be decisive in the race for top seed and, eventually, a spot in the Super Bowl. Still, New Orleans has trips to Dallas and Carolina, home games with the Steelers and Panthers, perhaps the most-testing schedule remaining. The Rams, meanwhile, face only one opponent currently with a winning mark (Chicago) the rest of the way. Dallas (6-5) unquestionably has the inside track in the East, especially owning wins over Washington (6-5), which has lost QB Alex Smith, and struggling Philadelphia (4-7). That might be the only division race in doubt come late December. Dont count on it being undecided. Of prime interest, though, will be the chase for the wild card. Plenty of big matchups remain, beginning Sunday with Seattle at Carolina, which also has those two games left against New Orleans. Green Bay has an easier remaining schedule than Minnesota, and Seattle, like Carolina, has a tough road. Look for the Rams and Saints to earn byes, with Carolina getting a wild card in the NFC. The other? Ask us around Christmas.Sorry, Yogi. It is over before its over in NFL divisions AP PHOTONew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees runs o the “eld with a turkey drumstick after their Thanksgiving night NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans. The Saints won 31-17. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) „ Josh Carlton and Jalen Adams each scored 17 points and UConn routed New Hampshire 91-66 on Saturday. Christian Vital added his first double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebound for the Huskies (5-1). Jordan Reed had 17 points for New Hampshire (2-4), which has not beaten a Division I program this season. The Huskies have struggled in recent years with midmajors, losing in 2016 to Wagner and Northeastern and needing overtime last season to beat Columbia and Monmouth. But they took control of this one from the opening tip. Carlton dunked on the first possession of the game and UConn never trailed. A 3-point play from Vital gave the Huskies their first double-digit lead at 18-8. Carlton (4 of 5), Jalen Adams (4-4) and Tyler Polley (5-6) combined to hit 13 of their 15 shots in the first half and UConn went into intermission up 48-29. A spin move and double-pump layup by Alterique Gilbert made him the fifth UConn player to hit double figures. That highlighted an 11-2 run that put the Huskies up 73-48 and the Huskies led by as many as 28 points in the second half.No. 12 Kansas State 77, Lehigh 58MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) „ Dean Wade scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, Barry Brown added 16 and No. 12 Kansas State beat Lehigh 77-58 on Saturday. The Wildcats (6-0) controlled the second half after the Mountain Hawks hung around and trailed by two at halftime. Kamau Stokes scored 10 points including two first-half 3-pointers as the Wildcats continued their shooting woes at home, making 6 of 20 3-point attempts. James Karnik had 15 points and eight rebounds for Lehigh (4-2), and Pat Andree scored 12. Lehigh compiled 16 turnovers and made just nine field goals in the second half, shooting 28 percent. Lehigh shot 54 percent in the first half. Brown converted a three-point play to give K-State a 50-40 lead with 14 minutes remaining. That was part of a 12-5 run by the Wildcats that gave them a 57-45 lead. Kansas State led 37-35 at halftime as neither team build a lead larger than five in the first 20 minutes.Notre Dame 95, DePaul 70SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) „ Powered by its best shooting performance of the season, Notre Dame pulled away in the second half Saturday for a 95-70 victory over DePaul. Pinpoint senior Rex Pflueger poured in a career-high 20 points as the Irish improved to 5-1. His line included 6 of 7 from the field, 4 of 4 on 3-pointers and 4 of 4 at the line. T.J. Gibbs matched his season high with 18 points for Notre Dame, while freshmen Nate Laszewski and Prentiss Hubb each tallied season bests of 15 points. The Blue Demons (31), playing on the road for the first time this season, were led by Max Strus with 15 points. Jalen Coleman-Lands added 12. Up 39-36 at halftime, Notre Dame outscored DePaul 32-10 over the “rst 8:12 of the second half for a 71-46 lead and never saw its advantage dip below 18 the rest of the way. The Irish “nished 33 of 60 (55 percent) from the “eld, including 13 of 27 (48 percent) from 3-point range. They went into the game hitting just 39 percent from the “eld overall this season and 28 percent outside the arc. They hadnt made 44 percent of their “eld goals nor a third of their triples in any previous outing. DePaul had outrebounded its opponents by double digits in each of its “rst three games, but Notre Dame won that battle 39-32, helping the Irish to a 14-6 edge in second-chance points.No. 13 Virginia Tech 75, St. Francis 37BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) „ Ahmed Hill scored eight of his 19 points during a 24-6 run spanning halftime, and No. 13 Virginia Tech beat St. Francis, Pennsylvania, 75-37 on Saturday. The Hokies (5-0) led 23-20 when a 3-pointer by Ty Outlaw sparked a 10-2 run to end the first half. Nickeil AlexanderWalker made another 3-pointer right after halftime, one of 14 for Virginia Tech, and two 3s and a basket from Hill and a three-point play by Justin Robinson pushed the lead to 47-26. Myles Thompson led the Red Flash (1-4) with 14 points. St. Francis shot just 25.9 percent (15 for 58) and committed 22 turnovers. The Red Flash went nearly eight minutes without a point in the second half as the Hokies scored 15 straight to open a 62-30 lead. Outlaw added 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Alexander-Walker scored 11 for the Hokies, and Robinson finished with 10 points and seven assists.Carlton, Adams lead UConn in 91-66 rout of New Hampshire COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEW YORK (AP) „ Thomas Greiss made 26 saves, and Valtteri Filppula, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech scored, leading the New York Islanders to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Brock Nelson, Anders Lee and Bailey “nished with multipoint games. It was the sixth multipoint game of the season for Bailey. Justin Williams scored for the Hurricanes. Carolina starter Scott Darling made 15 saves in the loss. The Islanders limited the Hurricanes to a single goal for the third straight game. Filppula scored the opening goal off a highlight reel play, juking the Hurricanes defensemen. The Isles forward then tucked the puck under the extended leg of Darling. The Islanders extended their lead to two just over “ve minutes later when Beauvillier scored from in front of the net off a pass from Bailey. New York took a 3-0 lead in the second period when Bailey took a pass from Brock Nelson behind the net. Pelech scored the Islanders fourth goal of the game at 8:52 of the third period. Williams snapped Greiss shutout with 6:37 left in the game, scoring through a chaotic scene near the net. The goal was his third in the last four games.Washington 5, New York Rangers 3NEW YORK „ After a loss this season, Rangers coach David Quinns message to his team has been the same: OK, you lost. Now, how are you going to respond? Well, the Rangers responded to Fridays listless performance in Philadelphia with a better effort Saturday afternoon against the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Unfortunately, playing better, in this case, didnt mean winning. Brett Connollys one-timer with 6:24 to play broke a tie and Tom Wilson added an empty-net goal with 1:08 left as the Capitals handed the Blueshirts their second loss in two days, 5-3, Saturday.Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2PITTSBURGH „ Jake Guentzel scored his “rst career regular-season hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Saturday night. Guentzels “rst career hat trick came in the 2017 playoffs against Columbus, and he had another in the 2018 playoffs against Philadelphia. Guentzel has scored six goals in his last seven games overall and has 16 points in 13 regular-season and playoff games against Columbus. He has nine goals, including two hat tricks, in his last eight games against the Blue Jackets. Tanner Pearson also scored for the Penguins, who have won two of their last three after losing nine of their previous 10. Kris Letang had three assists and Sidney Crosby two. Phil Kessel continued an eightgame point streak for Pittsburgh and Evgeni Malkin has a seven-game run.Greiss makes 26 saves, Islanders defeat Hurricanes 4-1 NHL


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 SP 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 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 7 3 0 .700 239 205 Indianapolis 5 5 0 .500 298 249 Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 178 189 Jacksonville 3 7 0 .300 176 219 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 7 2 1 .750 299 225 Baltimore 5 5 0 .500 237 181 Cincinnati 5 5 0 .500 256 312 Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 9 2 0 .818 404 294 L.A. Chargers 7 3 0 .700 262 209 Denver 4 6 0 .400 228 235 Oakland 2 8 0 .200 170 293 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 6 5 0 .545 234 213 Washington 6 5 0 .545 220 229 Philadelphia 4 6 0 .400 205 231 N.Y. Giants 3 7 0 .300 215 263 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 10 1 0 .909 409 256 Carolina 6 4 0 .600 260 252 Atlanta 4 7 0 .364 280 307 Tampa Bay 3 7 0 .300 267 329 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 8 3 0 .727 317 211 Minnesota 5 4 1 .550 241 229 Green Bay 4 5 1 .450 247 243 Detroit 4 7 0 .364 238 286 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 10 1 0 .909 389 282 Seattle 5 5 0 .500 246 216 Arizona 2 8 0 .200 145 248 San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266WEEK 12 Nov. 22Chicago 23, Detroit 16 Dallas 31, Washington 23 New Orleans 31, Atlanta 17Todays GamesSeattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m.Mondays GameTennessee at Houston, 8:15 p.m. Open: L.A. Rams, Kansas CityWEEK 13 Thursdays GamesNew Orleans at Dallas, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 2L.A. Rams at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at New England, 4:25 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Dec. 3Washington at Philadelphia, 8:15 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 RESULTSNov. 22No. 22 Mississippi State 35, Mississippi 3FridayNo. 6 Oklahoma 59, No. 12 West Virginia 56 No. 16 Washington 28, No. 7 Washington St. 15 No. 8 UCF 38, South Florida 10 No. 11 Texas 24, Kansas 17SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama 52, Auburn 21 No. 2 Clemson vs. South Carolina, late No. 3 Notre Dame at Southern California, late No. 10 Ohio State 62, No. 4 Michigan 39 No. 5 Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 21 No. 8 Louisian State at Texas A&M, late No. 13 Florida 41, Florida State 14 No. 14 Utah State at No. 21 Boise State, late No. 15 Penn State 38, Maryland 3 No. 17 Kentucky 56, Louisville 10 No. 18 Utah vs. BYU, late No. 19 Syracuse 41, Boston College 21 No. 20 Northwestern 24, Illinois 16 Miami 24, No. 24 Pittsburgh 3 No. 25 Iowa State vs. Kansas State, lateSCHEDULE/RESULTSNov. 20 MIDWESTMiami (Ohio) 42, Ball State 21 W. Michigan 28, N. Illinois 21Nov. 22 SOUTH A labama St. 31, MVSU 24, OT Mississippi State 35, Mississippi 3FAR WEST A ir Force 27, Colorado State 19Fridays Games EASTOklahoma 59, West Virginia 56SOUTHMemphis 52, Houston 31 South Alabama 31, Coastal Carolina 28 UCF 38, South Florida 10 Virginia Tech 34, Virginia 31, OTMIDWESTBuffalo 44, Bowling Green 14 Cincinnati 56, East Carolina 6 E. Michigan 28, Kent State 20 Iowa 31, Nebraska 28 Missouri 38, Arkansas 0 Ohio 49, Akron 28 Texas 24, Kansas 17 Toledo 51, Cent. Michigan 13FAR WESTOregon 55, Oregon State 15 Washington 28, Washington St. 15Saturdays Games EASTDuquesne 31, Towson 10 Penn St. 38, Maryland 3 Syracuse 42, Boston College 21 Temple 57, UConn 7SOUTH A labama 52, Auburn 21 A ppalachian St. 21, Troy 10 Charlotte 27, FAU 24 Florida 41, Florida St. 14 Georgia Southern 35, Georgia St. 14 Georgia Tech 45, Georgia 21 James Madison 20, Delaware 6Kentucky 56, Louisville 10Liberty 28, New Mexico St. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 31, Louisiana-Monroe 28 Marshall 28, FIU 25 Miami 24, Pittsburgh 3 Middle Tennessee 27, UAB 3 NC State 34, North Carolina 28, OT Nicholls 49, San Diego 30 Southern U. 38, Grambling St. 28 Tulane 29, Navy 28 Vanderbilt 38, Tennessee 13 W. Kentucky 30, Louisiana Tech 15 Wake Forest 59, Duke 7 Wofford 19, Elon 7 NC Central (4-6) at S. Carolina St. (5-5) South Carolina (6-4) at Clemson (11-0), lateMIDWESTMichigan St. 14, Rutgers 10 Minnesota 37, Wisconsin 15 N. Iowa 16, Lamar 13 Northwestern 24, Illinois 16 Ohio St. 62, Michigan 39 Purdue 28, Indiana 21 SE Missouri 28, Stony Brook 14 Kansas St. (5-6) at Iowa St. (6-4), lateSOUTHWESTArkansas St. 33, Texas St. 7 Baylor 35, Texas Tech 24 Prairie View 60, Texas Southern 14 Rice 27, Old Dominion 13 Southern Miss. 39, UTEP 7 Tulsa 27, SMU 24North Texas (8-3) at UTSA (3-8), late LSU (9-2) at Texas A&M (7-4), late Oklahoma St. (6-5) at TCU (5-6), lateFAR WESTArizona St. 41, Arizona 40 Stanford 49, UCLA 42 Wyoming 31, New Mexico 3 Colorado (5-6) at California (6-4), late San Jose St. (1-10) at Fresno St. (9-1), late Notre Dame (11-0) at Southern Cal (5-6), late Nevada (7-4) at UNLV (3-8), late BYU (6-5) at Utah (8-3), late Utah St. (10-1) at Boise St. (8-2), late Hawaii (7-5) at San Diego St. (7-4), lateFCS PLAYOFFS Saturdays First Round GamesDuquesne 31, Towson 10 Wofford 19, Elon 7 SE Missouri St. 28, Stony Brook 14 Montana St. 35, Incarnate Word 14 James Madison 20, Delaware 6 Nicholls St. 49, San Diego 30 Lamar (7-4) at N. Iowa (6-5), late ETSU (8-3) at Jacksonville St. (8-3), lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Todayat L.A. Lakers 8 218 Orlando at Detroit 8 217 Phoenix at Toronto 11 218 Miami at Brooklyn Off Off Philadelphia at Memphis 8 207 New York Charlotte 8 230 at Atlanta at Sacramento Off Off Utah at Portland 4 228 L.A. ClippersCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Bowling Green 7 Drexel at Wichita St. 16 Rice Oregon St. 7 at Long Beach St. James Madison Off Oral Roberts at Oakland Off N. Illinois at UNC-Wilmington Off E. Illinois Arkansas St Off Gardner Webb Denver Off Fair“eld at Seattle Univ. Off LongwoodNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Calgary -124 at Arizona +114 at Tampa Bay -185 New Jersey +170 at Nashville -225 Anaheim +205 Edmonton -128 at Los Angeles +118NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Jacksonville 3 3 37 at Buffalo at Baltimore 11 11 42 Oakland at Tampa Bay 5 2 54 San Fran at Philadelphia 9 5 48 N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati 3 1 46 Cleveland New England 8 10 46 at N.Y. Jets at Carolina 4 3 46 Seattle at Indianapolis 8 7 51 Miami at LA Chargers 12 13 43 Arizona Pittsburgh 5 3 46 at Denver at Minnesota 4 3 47 Green BayMondayat Houston 6 5 41 Tennessee Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSFOOTBALLNational Football LeagueNFL „ Fined Kansas City WR Tyreek Hill $10,026 for taunting and Kansas City S Eric Murray $26,739 for unnecessary roughness against the Los Angeles Rams. Fined Denver S Justin Simmons $53,482 for a helmetto-helmet hit on a defenseless receiver against the Los Angeles Chargers. Fined Los Angeles Chargers Jeff Richards $26,739 for unnecessary roughness and Derwin James $10,026 for a facemask penalty. Fined Jacksonvilles Calais Campbell $20,054 for roughing the passer and Yannick Ngakoue and Telvin Smith $10,026 each for unnecessary roughness against Pittsburgh. Fined New York Giants Olivier Vernon $20,054 for a roughing-the-passer penalty. Fined Minnesotas Harrison Smith $10,026 for his hit on Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky. Fined New Orleans RB Alvin Kamara $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct; and “ned Indianapolis George Odum (unnecessary roughness), Cincinnatis Dre Kirkpatrick (unsportsmanlike conduct) and Green Bays Bashaud Breeland (unnecessary roughness) $10,026 each. BALTIMORE RAVENS „ Activated CB Maurice Canady from injured reserve. Waived G/C Hroniss Grasu. CHICAGO BEARS „ Signed DB John Franklin III to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS „ Signed DL James Looney from the practice squad. Placed LB Nick Perry on injured reserve. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Promoted LB Jeff Wilson Jr. from the practice squad. Waived QB Tom Savage.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNHL „ Fined Vancouver F Antoine Roussel $5,000 by the NHL for biting San Jose D Marc-Edouard Vlasic during a Nov. 23 game. EDMONTON OILERS „ Recalled F Jesse Puljujarvi from Bakers“eld (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS „ Recalled F Tanner Fritz from Bridgeport (AHL). Assigned F Michael Dal Colle to Bridgeport.American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Recalled F Ryan Hitchcock from Worcester (ECHL).COLLEGESLOUISVILLE „ Suspended junior TE Jordan Davis, freshman RB Javian Hawkins, junior RB Malik Staples and sophomore RB Dae Williams for one game for an unspeci“ed violation of team rules.PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 16 4 .800 „ Philadelphia 13 8 .619 3 Boston 10 9 .526 5 Brooklyn 8 12 .400 8 New York 6 14 .300 10 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 9 9 .500 „ Orlando 9 10 .474 Miami 7 11 .389 2 Washington 6 12 .333 3 Atlanta 3 16 .158 6 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 13 5 .722 „ Indiana 11 8 .579 2 Detroit 9 7 .563 3 Chicago 5 14 .263 8 Cleveland 4 14 .222 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Memphis 12 6 .667 „ New Orleans 10 9 .526 2 San Antonio 9 9 .500 3 Houston 9 9 .500 3 Dallas 8 9 .471 3 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Oklahoma City 12 6 .667 „ Denver 12 7 .632 Portland 12 7 .632 Minnesota 8 11 .421 4 Utah 8 11 .421 4 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 „ Golden State 13 7 .650 „ L.A. Lakers 11 7 .611 1 Sacramento 10 8 .556 2 Phoenix 4 14 .222 8Fridays GamesMinnesota 112, Brooklyn 102 L.A. Clippers 112, Memphis 107, OT Detroit 116, Houston 111, OT Boston 114, Atlanta 96 Cleveland 121, Philadelphia 112 New York 114, New Orleans 109 Toronto 125, Washington 107 Miami 103, Chicago 96 Oklahoma City 109, Charlotte 104 San Antonio 111, Indiana 100 Phoenix 116, Milwaukee 114 Denver 112, Orlando 87 Golden State 125, Portland 97 L.A. Lakers 90, Utah 83Saturdays GamesCleveland 117, Houston 108 Chicago at Minnesota, late Denver at Oklahoma City, late New Orleans at Washington, late Boston at Dallas, late Sacramento at Golden State, late San Antonio at Milwaukee, lateTodays GamesOrlando at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Phoenix at Detroit, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Memphis, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesHouston at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 8 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. Orlando at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.CAVALIERS 117, ROCKETS 108HOUSTON (108) Ennis III 2-6 0-0 5, Tucker 3-7 0-0 7, Capela 4-4 4-4 12, Harden 14-30 7-12 40, Gordon 8-16 7-9 28, Clark 2-4 0-0 5, Hartenstein 0-0 0-0 0, Carter-Williams 2-2 0-1 5, Green 2-5 1-2 6. Totals 37-74 19-28 108. CLEVELAND (117) Osman 1-6 5-5 7, Nwaba 5-16 2-4 12, Thompson 6-12 4-8 16, Sexton 14-21 0-0 29, Hood 3-7 1-1 9, Nance Jr. 2-3 3-4 8, Harrison 2-4 0-0 4, Clarkson 8-16 4-4 20, Korver 3-5 3-3 12. Totals 44-90 22-29 117. HOUSTON 30 28 25 25 „ 108 CLEVELAND 29 34 30 24 „ 117 3-Point Goals„Houston 15-39 (Gordon 5-11, Harden 5-12, Carter-Williams 1-1, Clark 1-3, Green 1-4, Ennis III 1-4, Tucker 1-4), Cleveland 7-22 (Korver 3-3, Hood 2-4, Nance Jr. 1-1, Sexton 1-3, Harrison 0-1, Clarkson 0-2, Osman 0-3, Nwaba 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Houston 30 (Capela 10), Cleveland 49 (Thompson 20). Assists„Houston 18 (Harden 13), Cleveland 15 (Clarkson 4). Total Fouls„Houston 20, Cleveland 24. Technicals„Houston coach Rockets (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach James Posey. A„19,432 (20,562).COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternFridays GamesNo. 2 Kansas 87, No. 5 Tennessee 81 No. 4 Virginia 53, No. 25 Wisconsin 46 No. 6 Nevada 110, UMass 87 No. 7 North Carolina 94, No. 17 UCLA 78 No. 9 Michigan 83, Chattanooga 55 No. 10 Kentucky 77, Tennessee State 62 No. 11 Michigan State 78, Texas 68 No. 14 Florida State 79, No. 19 LSU 76, OT No. 23 Ohio State 89, Cleveland State 62 No. 24 Purdue 84, Robert Morris 46Saturdays GamesNo. 12 Kansas State 77, Lehigh 58 No. 13 Virginia Tech 75, Saint Francis (Pa.) 37 No. 22 Buffalo 76, Marist 49Todays GamesNo. 14 Florida State vs. Villanova at HP Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 4 p.m. No. 19 LSU vs. Oklahoma State at HP Field House, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 1 p.m.RESULTSSATURDAYS GAMES EASTAmerican U. 73, UMBC 69 Binghamton 78, Sacred Heart 73 Buffalo 76, Marist 49 Colgate 84, Siena 79 George Washington 70, Manhattan 43 Georgetown 93, Campbell 85 Hartford 93, Western New England 53 Md.-Eastern Shore 77, Central Penn College 52 NJIT 77, LIU Brooklyn 70 Penn 112, Stockton 63 Princeton 60, Monmouth (NJ) 57 Providence 91, Iona 79 Rider 89, Wagner 65 Stony Brook 68, Rhode Island 58 UConn 91, New Hampshire 66 West Virginia 88, Valparaiso 76 Niagara vs. St. Francis Brooklyn, lateSOUTHBelmont 91, Kennesaw St. 53 Davidson 78, Northeastern 69 ETSU 79, N. Dakota St. 61 High Point 55, East Carolina 52 Howard 86, California Baptist 84 James Madison 78, N. Illinois 74 NC Central 83, Southern U. 71 NC State 78, Mercer 74 New Orleans 97, Governors State University 53 Nicholls 62, W. Michigan 61, OT Savannah St. 80, Alcorn St. 75 The Citadel 84, South Florida 81 Troy 77, North Alabama 58 UCF 66, N. Kentucky 53 UNC-Greensboro 80, Louisiana Tech 73 Virginia Tech 75, St. Francis (Pa.) 37 W. Carolina 77, Jacksonville 65 William & Mary 87, Saint Josephs 85 Winthrop 116, Warren Wilson 76 Hofstra at VCU, late Cincinnati vs. Mississippi, late UNC-Wilmington vs. Gardner-Webb, late Missouri St. at Murray St., lateMIDWESTBall St. 82, Evansville 72 Bradley 86, Chicago St. 70 Detroit 78, E. Michigan 74 E. Illinois 90, Arkansas St. 86, OT IUPUI 80, Grambling St. 69 Ill.-Chicago 94, UW-Parkside 74 Illinois St. 79, Lindenwood 62 Indiana St. 63, W. Kentucky 54 Kansas St. 77, Lehigh 58 Miami (Ohio) 85, Army 55 Nebraska 73, W. Illinois 49 Nebraska-Omaha 89, Montana St. 65 Notre Dame 95, DePaul 70 Oakland 87, Oral Roberts 76 Ohio 85, Austin Peay 82, OT Saint Louis 73, Cent. Arkansas 61 UMKC 94, Avila 58SOUTHWESTArk.-Pine Bluff 75, UALR 66 Baylor 72, George Mason 61 North Texas 75, St. Peters 66 S. Illinois 79, Tulsa 69 E. Illinois 90, Arkansas St. 86, OT Texas Tech 93, N. Colorado 62FAR WESTCal Poly 75, SC-Upstate 74, OT Colorado 93, Air Force 56 Denver 64, Longwood 62 Houston 76, BYU 62 San Francisco 84, Dartmouth 65 Santa Clara 71, San Jose St. 63 Seattle 83, Fair“eld 80 Utah Valley 74, North Dakota 68 Portland St. vs. Northwest Nazarene, late UTEP at New Mexico, late Texas State at Portland, late Abilene Christian vs. UC Riverside, late Harvard at Saint Marys (Cal), late UC Santa Barbara vs. Idaho, late Jackson St. at San Diego, late Cal St.-Fullerton at Sacramento St., late Florida A&M at Loyola Marymount, late Delaware St. at Washington St., late Elon at Paci“c, lateSCHEDULEAll times EasternTODAYS GAMES EASTMass.-Lowell at Duquesne, 1 p.m. St. Josephs (BKN) at Columbia, 2 p.m. Alabama A&M at Fordham, 2 p.m. Maine at Quinnipiac, 2 p.m. Bucknell at Vermont, 2 p.m. Lafayette at Fairleigh Dickinson, 3 p.m. Pine Manor at CCSU, 4 p.m. Bryant at Brown, 6 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Towson, 6 p.m. Miami vs. Seton Hall at Fullerton, Calif., 10:30 p.m.SOUTHCanisius vs. UAB at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 10:30 a.m. Oral Roberts vs. James Madison at Rochester, Mich., noon E. Illinois vs. UNC-Wilmington at Asheville, N.C., 1 p.m. Mount St. Marys at Morgan St., 1 p.m. Villanova vs. Florida St. at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 1 p.m. Savannah St. at Liberty, 2 p.m. Lipscomb at Morehead St., 2:05 p.m. William Carey at Southern Miss., 3 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at FAU, 3 p.m. Furman at UNC-Asheville, 4 p.m. Oklahoma St. vs. LSU at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 4 p.m. Hampton at Richmond, 6 p.m. Memphis vs. Coll. of Charleston at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 6:30 p.m. SC State at Samford, 7:30 p.m.MIDWESTSiena Heights at Cent. Michigan, 1 p.m. MVSU at Illinois, 2 p.m. N. Illinois at Oakland, 2:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at SIU-Edwardsville, 3 p.m. Drexel at Bowling Green, 3 p.m. Rice at Wichita St., 3 p.m. Purdue Fort Wayne at Cleveland St., 5 p.m.SOUTHWESTGardner-Webb vs. Arkansas St. at Asheville, N.C., 3:30 p.m. St. Edwards at Stephen F. Austin, 5:30 p.m.FAR WESTNorthwestern vs. Utah at Fullerton, Calif., 2 p.m. Fair“eld vs. Denver at Seattle, Wash., 3 p.m. Fresno St. vs. Hawaii at Fullerton, Calif., 4:30 p.m. Oregon St. at Long Beach St., 5 p.m. Longwood at Seattle, 6 p.m. CS Bakers“eld at Southern Cal, 7 p.m. La Salle vs. Grand Canyon at Fullerton, Calif., 8 p.m.WOMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternFridays GamesNo. 1 Notre Dame 82, Drake 64 No. 2 UConn 65, St. Johns 55 No. 3 Oregon 94, UC Riverside 44 No. 4 Baylor 72, South Dakota State 66 No. 5 Louisville 58, No. 19 Arizona State 56 No. 7 Maryland 68, Morgan State 44 No. 8 Stanford 88, Florida Gulf Coast 65 No. 9 Oregon St. 70, No. 13 South Carolina 68 No. 10 Texas 56, Quinnipiac 55 No. 12 Iowa 84, No. 25 West Virginia 81 No. 14 Syracuse 92, Princeton 61 No. 15 N.C. State 69, George Washington 61 No. 16 DePaul 79, Kansas State 59 North Carolina 71, No. 17 South Florida 69 No. 18 California 65, Tulane 57 No. 20 Texas A&M 97, Arkansas State 56 Michigan 70, No. 21 Missouri No. 23 Minnesota 65, Cornell 45 No. 24 Miami 82, Nebraska 68Saturdays GamesNo. 1 Notre Dame 91, No. 9 Oregon State 81 No. 2 UConn 86, Purdue 40 No. 3 Oregon 79, Saint Marys 55 No. 4 Baylor vs. Georgetown, late No. 5 Louisville 86, Hartford 69 No. 6 Mississippi State 105, Jackson State 38 No. 7 Maryland 58, Georgia 51 No. 8 Stanford 71, American 49 No. 10 Texas 69, Michigan 52 No. 11 Tennessee 73, UAB 69 Florida State 71, No. 12 Iowa 67 No. 13 South Carolina vs. Drake, late No. 14 Syracuse 83, No. 16 DePaul 81, OT No. 17 South Florida 60, UCLA 56 No. 18 California 70, San Diego 53 No. 19 Arizona State 82, Southern Illinois 38 No. 21 Missouri 65, Quinnipiac 51 No. 22 Marquette 96, UIC 32 No. 25 West Virginia 81, Eastern Kentucky 39Todays GamesNo. 8 Stanford at Hawaii, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Texas vs. TBD at Germain Arena, Estero, Fla., TBA No. 21 Missouri vs. TBD at Germain Arena, Estero, Fla., TBA No. 24 Miami vs. Temple, 2 p.m.PRO HOCKEYNHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Buffalo 24 16 6 2 34 76 66 Tampa Bay 23 16 6 1 33 87 66 Toronto 24 16 8 0 32 84 62 Boston 23 13 6 4 30 65 55 Montreal 24 11 8 5 27 76 81 Detroit 23 10 10 3 23 63 73 Ottawa 23 9 11 3 21 83 100 Florida 21 8 9 4 20 69 78 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 23 13 7 3 29 80 73 Columbus 23 13 8 2 28 77 73 N.Y. Islanders 22 12 8 2 26 71 64 N.Y. Rangers 24 12 10 2 26 71 74 Carolina 23 11 9 3 25 63 66 Pittsburgh 22 9 8 5 23 74 71 Philadelphia 23 10 11 2 22 69 82 New Jersey 21 9 9 3 21 63 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 23 16 6 1 33 76 56 Minnesota 23 14 7 2 30 75 63 Winnipeg 22 13 7 2 28 74 62 Colorado 22 12 6 4 28 83 63 Dallas 23 12 9 2 26 66 63 Chicago 24 9 10 5 23 65 82 St. Louis 22 8 11 3 19 67 73 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA San Jose 23 12 7 4 28 75 68 Calgary 23 13 9 1 27 75 68 Anaheim 24 10 9 5 25 54 69 Vegas 24 11 12 1 23 63 70 Edmonton 22 10 10 2 22 62 71 Vancouver 25 10 13 2 22 73 92 Arizona 21 9 10 2 20 52 56 Los Angeles 21 7 13 1 15 44 68 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.Fridays Games Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 0 Buffalo 3, Montreal 2, OT Minnesota 4, Winnipeg 2 Anaheim 2, Edmonton 1, OT Washington 3, Detroit 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, New Jersey 3, OT Vegas 2, Calgary 0 Columbus 4, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 4, Chicago 2 Carolina 4, Florida 1 Boston 2, Pittsburgh 1, OT St. Louis 6, Nashville 2 Dallas 6, Ottawa 4 Colorado 5, Arizona 1 San Jose 4, Vancouver 0 Saturdays Games Washington 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 2 Winnipeg 8, St. Louis 4 Buffalo 3, Detroit 2, SO Chicago 5, Florida 4, OT Boston 3, Montreal 2 Toronto 6, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Carolina 1 Dallas at Colorado, late San Jose at Vegas, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Todays Games Calgary at Arizona, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Mondays Games Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.CAPITALS 5, RANGERS 3WASHINGTON 0 3 2 „ 5 N.Y. RANGERS 1 1 1 „ 3First Period„1, N.Y. Rangers, Vesey 8 (Fast, Hayes), 9:12. Penalties„Fast, NYR, (tripping), 0:25; Vesey, NYR, (high sticking), 6:59; Wilson, WSH, (interference), 17:27. Second Period„2, N.Y. Rangers, Skjei 2 (Smith, Hayes), 9:39. 3, Washington, Dowd 2 (Connolly, Carlson), 10:10. 4, Washington, Vrana 6, 16:27. 5, Washington, Ovechkin 17 (Orlov, Carlson), 19:30. Penalties„Eller, WSH, (hooking), 0:59. Third Period„6, N.Y. Rangers, Strome 2 (Pionk, Howden), 5:30. 7, Washington, Connolly 4 (Carlson, Vrana), 13:36. 8, Washington, Wilson 4 (Kempny), 18:52. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Washington 6-15-7„28. N.Y. Rangers 12-9-9„30. Power -play opportunities„Washington 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. Goalies„Washington, Copley 5-2-1 (30 shots-27 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Georgiev 4-3-0 (27-23). A„16,884 (18,006). T„2:17. Referees„Francis Charron, Dan ORourke. Linesmen„Shandor Alphonso, Brad Kovachik.ISLANDERS 4, HURRICANES 1CAROLINA 0 0 1 „ 1 N.Y. ISLANDERS 2 1 1 „ 4First Period„1, N.Y. Islanders, Filppula 6 (Komarov, May“eld), 3:39. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Beauvillier 6 (Barzal, Bailey), 9:01. Penalties„Pelech, NYI, (tripping), 6:27. Second Period„3, N.Y. Islanders, Bailey 7 (Nelson, Lee), 13:17. Penalties„Faulk, CAR, (interference), 1:07; Nelson, NYI, (high sticking), 1:38; Carrick, CAR, Major (“ghting), 5:11; Johnston, NYI, Major (“ghting), 5:11. Third Period„4, N.Y. Islanders, Pelech 2 (Lee, Nelson), 8:52. 5, Carolina, Williams 4 (Wallmark, Hamilton), 13:23 (pp). Penalties„Eberle, NYI, (hooking), 12:02. Shots on Goal„Carolina 5-11-11„27. N.Y. Islanders 6-5-8„19. Power -play opportunities„Carolina 1 of 3; N.Y. Islanders 0 of 1. Goalies„Carolina, Darling 2-4-1 (19 shots-15 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Greiss 8-3-1 (27-26). A„10,015 (15,795). T„2:23. Referees„TJ Luxmore, Wes McCauley. Linesmen„Scott Cherrey, Libor Suchanek.MAPLE LEAFS 6, FLYERS 0PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0 „ 0 TORONTO 4 2 0 „ 6First Period„1, Toronto, Johnsson 3 (Brown, Ozhiganov), 4:45. 2, Toronto, Johnsson 4, 6:19. 3, Toronto, Marleau 5, 7:44. 4, Toronto, Johnsson 5, 12:20. Penalties„None. Second Period„5, Toronto, Leivo 3 (Marner), 11:07. 6, Toronto, Tavares 15 (Rielly, Marner), 17:10. Penalties„None. Third Period„None. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Philadelphia 8-12-15„35. Toronto 11-20-9„40. Power -play opportunities„Philadelphia 0 of 0; Toronto 0 of 0. Goalies„Philadelphia, Pickard 4-2-2 (6 shots-2 saves), Stolarz 0-0-0 (34-32). Toronto, Sparks 3-1-0 (35-35). A„19,373 (18,819). T„2:25. Referees„Reid Anderson, Marc Joannette. Linesmen„Derek Amell, Scott Driscoll.PENGUINS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2COLUMBUS 1 1 0 „ 2 PITTSBURGH 3 1 0 „ 4First Period„1, Columbus, Harrington 1 (Foligno, Jenner), 5:14. 2, Pittsburgh, Pearson 3 (Malkin, Kessel), 5:59. 3, Pittsburgh, Guentzel 9 (Crosby, Letang), 7:27. 4, Pittsburgh, Guentzel 10 (Letang, Crosby), 16:31. Penalties„None. Second Period„5, Columbus, Atkinson 15 (Dubinsky), 13:04. 6, Pittsburgh, Guentzel 11 (Simon, Letang), 15:54. Penalties„None. Third Period„None. Penalties„Foligno, CBJ, (slashing), 9:47; Rust, PIT, (tripping), 17:48. Shots on Goal„Columbus 11-13-15„39. Pittsburgh 14-14-8„36. Power -play opportunities„Columbus 0 of 1; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. Goalies„Columbus, Korpisalo 5-1-2 (36 shots-32 saves). Pittsburgh, DeSmith 5-3-3 (39-37). A„18,602 (18,387). T„2:37. Referees„Kendrick Nicholson, Dan OHalloran. Linesmen„Devin Berg, Kory Nagy.BLACKHAWKS 5, PANTHERS 4, OTCHICAGO 0 2 2 1 „ 5 FLORIDA 2 2 0 0 „ 4First Period„1, Florida, Hoffman 11 (Yandle, Huberdeau), 5:48 (pp). 2, Florida, McCann 3 (Kiselevich, Sceviour), 13:40. Penalties„Manning, CHI, (holding), 4:12; Brouwer, FLA, Major (“ghting), 6:58; Manning, CHI, Major (“ghting), 6:58. Second Period„3, Chicago, Kampf 3 (Kahun, Forsling), 0:49. 4, Chicago, Kane 13 (Forsling, Saad), 5:34. 5, Florida, Ekblad 4 (Dadonov, Hoffman), 8:08. 6, Florida, Vatrano 7 (Huberdeau, Bjugstad), 11:30. Penalties„Vatrano, FLA, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:55; Kane, CHI, (hooking), 17:26. Third Period„7, Chicago, Fortin 3, 9:52 (sh). 8, Chicago, DeBrincat 10 (Kane, Saad), 19:58. Penalties„Kiselevich, FLA, (interference), 2:06; Kane, CHI, (high sticking), 8:11. Overtime„9, Chicago, Gustafsson 3 (Schmaltz, Kampf), 2:32. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Chicago 9-10-18-4„41. Florida 16-18-4„38. Power -play opportunities„Chicago 0 of 2; Florida 1 of 3. Goalies„Chicago, Ward 3-2-4 (38 shots-34 saves). Florida, Reimer 3-5-2 (41-36). A„14,283 (19,250). Referees„Jean Hebert, Pierre Lambert. Linesmen„Greg Devorski, Pierre Racicot.JETS 8, BLUES 4WINNIPEG 2 4 2 „ 8 ST. LOUIS 2 0 2 „ 4First Period„1, St. Louis, Perron 6, 13:42. 2, Winnipeg, Wheeler 4 (Morrissey, Scheifele), 15:45. 3, Winnipeg, Laine 15 (Little, Connor), 16:26. 4, St. Louis, Tarasenko 7, 17:50. Penalties„Maroon, STL, (holding), 12:09; Little, WPG, (slashing), 13:22. Second Period„5, Winnipeg, Laine 16 (Byfuglien, Wheeler), 1:41 (pp). 6, Winnipeg, Tanev 3 (Perreault, Trouba), 10:50. 7, Winnipeg, Laine 17 (Connor, Little), 12:53. 8, Winnipeg, Laine 18 (Connor, Little), 16:02. Penalties„ Tarasenko, STL, (roughing), 0:34; Dunn, STL, (hooking), 4:59; Trouba, WPG, (hooking), 7:18; Schenn, STL, (tripping), 7:22; Edmundson, STL, Major (“ghting), 13:30; Myers, WPG, Major (“ghting), 13:30; Myers, WPG, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:30; Edmundson, STL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:30. Third Period„9, Winnipeg, Laine 19 (Connor, Little), 1:16. 10, St. Louis, OReilly 12 (Sanford), 7:42. 11, St. Louis, Maroon 1 (Perron, Pietrangelo), 14:32 (pp). 12, Winnipeg, Lemieux 1 (Roslovic, Petan), 19:20. Penalties„Perron, STL, (tripping), 10:16; Lemieux, WPG, (interference), 13:18. Shots on Goal„Winnipeg 14-11-11„36. St. Louis 7-7-13„27. Power -play opportunities„Winnipeg 1 of 5; St. Louis 1 of 3. Goalies„Winnipeg, Brossoit 4-1-1 (27 shots-23 saves). St. Louis, Allen 6-6-3 (119), Johnson 2-5-0 (25-19). A„17,028 (19,150). T„2:35. Referees„Ghislain Hebert, Steve Kozari. Linesmen„Steve Miller, Bryan Pancich.SABRES 3, RED WINGS 2, SOBuffalo 1 0 1 0 „ 3 Detroit 0 1 1 0 „ 2Buffalo wins shootout 2-1 First Period„1, Buffalo, Skinner 18 (Ristolainen, Eichel), 3:37 (pp). Penalties„ Detroit bench, served by Rasmussen (too many men on the ice), 2:48; McCabe, BUF, (slashing), 11:22. Second Period„2, Detroit, Larkin 9 (Mantha, Abdelkader), 0:53. Penalties„ Daley, DET, (hooking), 3:17; Scandella, BUF, (tripping), 12:49. Third Period„3, Buffalo, Thompson 3 (Bogosian, Dahlin), 7:40 (pp). 4, Detroit, Mantha 7 (Bertuzzi, Green), 13:52. Penalties„Reinhart, BUF, (interference), 5:15; Vanek, DET, (slashing), 6:01; McCabe, BUF, (interference), 11:48. Overtime„None. Penalties„Larkin, DET, (holding), 0:55. Shootout„Buffalo 2 (Eichel NG, Pominville NG, Mittelstadt NG, Sheary NG, Thompson G, Skinner NG, Reinhart G), Detroit 1 (Nielsen NG, Vanek NG, Nyquist NG, Larkin NG, Athanasiou G, Abdelkader NG, Rasmussen NG). Shots on Goal„Buffalo 17-5-10-3„35. Detroit 13-11-12-1„37. Power -play opportunities„Buffalo 2 of 4; Detroit 0 of 4. Goalies„Buffalo, Ullmark 5-0-1 (37 shots-35 saves). Detroit, Howard 7-6-3 (35-33). A„19,515 (20,000). T„2:51. Referees„Chris Schlenker, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen„Brian Murphy, Tim Nowak.BRUINS 3, CANADIENS 2BOSTON 2 0 1 „ 3 MONTREAL 0 0 2 „ 2First Period„1, Boston, Backes 1, 13:01. 2, Boston, DeBrusk 10 (Krejci, Krug), 14:42. Penalties„Shaw, MTL, (elbowing), 8:26; Marchand, BOS, (cross checking), 9:16; Drouin, MTL, (roughing), 14:26; Marchand, BOS, (roughing), 14:26; Acciari, BOS, (high sticking), 19:28; Gallagher, MTL, (slashing), 20:00; Miller, BOS, (roughing), 20:00. Second Period„None. Penalties„Domi, MTL, (interference), 4:11; Petry, MTL, (tripping), 15:30; Krug, BOS, (high sticking), 17:15; Petry, MTL, (hooking), 18:51; Krejci, BOS, (holding), 19:36. Third Period„3, Montreal, Drouin 9 (Alzner, Mete), 6:46. 4, Montreal, Tatar 10 (Agostino, Shaw), 10:09 (pp). 5, Boston, Moore 1 (Krejci, Backes), 17:03 (pp). Penalties„Pastrnak, BOS, (slashing), 8:15; Drouin, MTL, major (high sticking), 14:39. Shots on Goal„Boston 14-12-9„35. Montreal 12-9-12„33. Power -play opportunities„Boston 1 of 6; Montreal 1 of 5. Goalies„Boston, Rask 5-4-2 (33 shots-31 saves). Montreal, Price 7-6-4 (35-32). A„21,302 (21,288). T„2:36. Referees„Eric Furlatt, Jon Mclsaac. Linesmen„Steve Barton, Tony Sericolo.AHLAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE NORTH DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Syracuse 16 10 5 1 0 21 62 46 Rochester 18 11 5 2 0 24 67 59 Cleveland 18 9 7 2 0 20 58 66 Belleville 19 9 9 1 0 19 62 66 Toronto 17 7 7 1 2 17 71 72 Binghamton 20 8 9 3 0 19 54 72 Utica 20 8 10 1 1 18 57 75 Laval 19 7 10 1 1 16 51 52 ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Charlotte 19 14 4 1 0 29 68 53 Spring“eld 16 10 4 0 2 22 64 52 Lehigh Valley 17 10 5 1 1 22 71 60 Bridgeport 19 11 5 2 1 25 66 63 WB/Scranton 18 8 6 3 1 20 60 56 Hartford 21 9 9 1 2 21 65 76 Hershey 19 8 10 0 1 17 47 63 Providence 17 6 8 3 0 15 56 57 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Iowa 19 12 4 2 1 27 71 47 Chicago 17 10 5 1 1 22 69 54 Milwaukee 21 12 6 3 0 27 62 57 Manitoba 19 9 9 1 0 19 49 65 Grand Rapids 17 8 7 0 2 18 51 55 Texas 16 7 7 1 1 16 58 54 Rockford 20 8 8 1 3 20 49 60 San Antonio 19 7 12 0 0 14 43 53 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA San Jose 15 10 3 1 1 22 51 31 Tucson 16 10 5 0 1 21 53 50 Bakers“eld 16 10 6 0 0 20 61 47 Stockton 19 10 8 1 0 21 67 77 Colorado 18 8 7 3 0 19 54 62 San Diego 14 6 6 1 1 14 52 55 Ontario 17 6 8 2 1 15 57 692 points for win, 1 point for OT/shootout lossFridays GamesHartford 3, Bridgeport 2, SO Milwaukee 3, Grand Rapids 2, SO Syracuse 5, Binghamton 3 Toronto 6, Cleveland 5, OT Lehigh Valley 6, Hershey 2 Spring“eld 4, WB/Scranton 3, OT Utica 5, Rochester 4 Manitoba 4, Iowa 3, OT Chicago 7, Rockford 2 San Antonio 4, Texas 1 Colorado 4, San Jose 3, OT Bakers“eld 4, Ontario 2 Stockton 6, San Diego 5Saturdays GamesIowa 3, Manitoba 2 Laval at Charlotte, late Belleville at Utica, late Rockford at Milwaukee, late Hershey at WB/Scranton, late Providence at Lehigh Valley, late Rochester at Binghamton, late Syracuse at Spring“eld, late Bridgeport at Hartford, late Grand Rapids at Chicago, late San Antonio at Texas, late San Jose at Colorado, late Tucson at Bakers“eld, lateTodays GamesLaval at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Spring“eld at Bridgeport, 3 p.m. Providence at WB/Scranton, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 4 p.m. Rockford at Chicago, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Texas, 4 p.m. Texas at San Antonio, 4 p.m. Tucson at Ontario, 6 p.m. San Diego at Stockton, 8 p.m.Mondays GameGrand Rapids at Iowa, 8 p.m.ECHLAll times Eastern2 points for win, 1 point for OT/shootout loss Fridays GamesAdirondack 8, Reading 3 Newfoundland 3, Orlando 0 Florida 7, Norfolk 3 Manchester 4, Worcester 2 Toledo 6, Brampton 5, SO Fort Wayne 4, Kalamazoo 2 Greenville 5, Jacksonville 4 South Carolina 3, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 3, Indy 0 Kansas City 4, Wichita 2 Utah 5, Allen 0 Rapid City 4, Idaho 1Saturdays GamesReading 2, Adirondack 1 Norfolk 5, Florida 4, OT Maine 6, Manchester 4 Toledo 4, Wheeling 3 Newfoundland at Orlando, late Greenville at Jacksonville, late Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, late Kalamazoo at Indy, late Wichita at Tulsa, late Allen at Utah, late Idaho at Rapid City, lateTodays GamesWorcester at Brampton, 2 p.m. Cincinnati at Wheeling, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City at Tulsa, 5:05 p.m.


Page 6 SP The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 ATHENS, Ga. (AP) „ Jake Fromm threw four touchdown passes, DAndre Swift ran for 105 yards and Georgia romped into the Southeastern Conference championship game. The Bulldogs (11-1, No. 5 CFP) couldnt afford a slip-up, not with topranked Alabama looming next week in Atlanta. Georgia led 38-7 at halftime „ which, in an interesting twist, was the score of last years dominating victory over the Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs held a 343-66 edge in total yards, piling up 18 “rst downs to only four by Georgia Tech (7-5). Fromm threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Riley Ridley, a 12-yarder to Jeremiah Holloman and a 44-yarder to Mercole Hardman. Swift chipped in with a 1-yard scoring run, Elijah Holy“eld had an 8-yard TD and Rodrigo Blankenship completed the onslaught with a 25-yard “eld goal on the “nal play of the half. On Georgias “rst series of the second half, Fromm hooked up with Ridley again on a 4-yard scoring pass that prompted many in the crowd of more than 92,000 to head for the exits on a cold, damp day between the hedges.NO. 2 CLEMSON 56, SOUTH CAROLINA 35CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) „ Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 393 yards, Adam Choice rushed for three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson capped a perfect regular season with a 56-35 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night for its “fth consecutive rivalry win. The Tigers reached 12-0 for the second time in four seasons and for the third time in program history, starting with its 1981 national title season. Clemson (CFP No. 2) kept pace for another title run with their latest success over the Gamecocks (6-5), its longest since winning seven in a row from 1934-40. Jake Bentley had career highs with 510 yards „ the second most ever allowed by Clemson „ and “ve TDs for South Carolina. The Tigers had not given up that many points in 28 games since a 42-35 win over Virginia Tech in the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference title game. The Tigers will try for their fourth straight ACC title when they take on No. 24 Pitt in the championship game at Charlotte, North Carolina.NO. 15 PENN STATE 38, MARYLAND 3STATE COLLEGE, Pa. „ Trace McSorley completed 12 of 22 passes for 230 yards and had a hand in three touchdowns to help Penn State rout Maryland. McSorley added 64 rushing yards on 11 carries for the Nittany Lions (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten, No. 12 CFP). He threw a 34-yard bullet through freezing rain to KJ Hamler on the games “rst play, sprinted down“eld to throw a block that opened Miles Sanders up for a 35-yard run on the next, then skipped into the end zone from 3 yards out to cap the quick opening drive. McSorley added another touchdown run two possessions later when he scrambled through a pair of defenders up the middle for 20 yards and a 14-3 lead. Ricky Slade added 8and 1-yard touchdown runs and tight end Pat Freiermuth caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from McSorley in the fourth quarter. Sanders “nished with 128 yards on 14 carries, Hamler caught three passes for 90 yards. Tyrrell Pigrome completed 14 of 23 passes for 185 yards but was sacked “ve times for the Terrapins (5-7, 3-6).NO. 17 KENTUCKY 56, LOUISVILLE 10LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) „ Terry Wilson accounted for 340 yards and four touchdowns, Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two scores and No. 17 Kentucky blew out archrival Louisville 56-10 on Saturday night to win the Governors Cup. The Wildcats (9-3) scored TDs on all “ve “rst-half drives and never trailed in posting their “rst nine-win regular season since 1977, scoring TDs on all “ve “rst-half drives. Wilsons 3-yard scoring run provided a 14-0 lead before he tossed TD passes of 28 and 13 yards to Lynn Bowden for a 35-10 cushion late in the second quarter. The sophomore transfer threw a 32-yard TD to Josh Ali in the third to make it 42-10. Wilson completed 17 of 23 passes for 261 yards and rushed for 79 in his biggest game with Kentucky. Snell rushed for TDs of 7 and 24 yards, A.J. Rose ran for a 75yard score and Kavosiey Smoke had a 37-yard TD run as Kentucky posted its most lopsided series win over the Cardinals (2-10) since 98 (68-34).NO. 19 SYRACUSE 42, BOSTON COLLEGE 21BOSTON „ Eric Dungey ran for three touchdowns and threw for 362 yards and three more scores to lead Syracuse past Boston College. The Orange (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) gave up the “rst score of the game, then scored touchdowns on three straight possessions, starting with a 75yard pass from Dungey to a wide-open Sean Riley. BC fumbled the ensuing kickoff, setting up Dungeys 4-yard run to make it 14-7 and the Eagles (7-5, 4-4) never got any closer. Dungey followed with a 2-yard touchdown run and also scored on an 18yard quarterback sneak right before the half to give the Orange a 28-14 lead. Riley caught “ve passes for 115 yards, and Dontae Strickland carried 20 times for 129 yards for Syracuse.NO. 20 NORTHWESTERN 24, ILLINOIS 16EVANSTON, Ill. „ Clayton Thorson accounted for three touchdowns, Isaiah Browser rushed for 166 yards on 18 carries and Northwestern beat Illinois. Thorson completed 12 of 18 passes for 110 yards and two TDs. He also ran for a score, and Bowser posted his fourth 100yard game of the season. The Wildcats (8-4, 8-1, No. 19 in CFP) will face No. 10 Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game next weekend in Indianapolis. Illinois (4-8, 2-7) lost for the sixth time in seven games. AJ Bush Jr. completed 23 of 39 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown, and Ricky Smalling “nished with seven receptions for 72 yards and a TD.PURDUE 28, INDIANA 21BLOOMINGTON, Ind. „ Purdues David Blough threw three more touchdown passes, receiver Rondale Moore scored twice and tied a school record with his seventh 100-yard game of the season Saturday to lead the Boilermakers to a 28-21 victory at rival Indiana. By reclaiming the Old Oaken Bucket for the second straight year, Purdue (6-6, 5-4) also became bowl-eligible in back-toback seasons for the “rst time since 2011-12. Indiana (5-7, 2-7) lost six of its “nal seven games, falling one win short of the postseason for the second year in a row. Stevie Scott led the Hoosiers by rushing 20 times for 104 yards and one TD, giving him a school-record six 100yard games by a true freshman. Peyton Ramsey was 36 of 51 with 345 yards and one interception but struggled to consistently put the Hoosiers in scoring position.BAYLOR 35, TEXAS TECH 24ARLINGTON, Texas „ Charlie Brewer was going to play more games for Baylor no matter what happened Saturday. Now the sophomore quarterback gets to go to a bowl with the seniors who stuck around through some tough times. Brewer threw for 308 yards with three touchdowns and ran for a score as the Bears beat Texas Tech 35-24 in the regular season “nale to get bowl eligible a year after winning only one game. Excited to have more time with those seniors,Ž Brewer said. I have the utmost respect for those guys that have stuck around here through tougher times than I could ever imagine.Ž The Red Raiders (5-7, 3-6 Big 12) ended their third consecutive losing season with lingering questions about the future of coach Kliff Kingsbury, their former quarterback who is 35-40 in six seasons as head coach „ 19-35 in Big 12 games. They lost their last “ve games.VANDERBILT 38, TENNESSEE 13NASHVILLE, Tenn. „ Kyle Shurmur completed his “rst 15 passes and “nished with 367 yards and three touchdowns as the Vanderbilt Commodores routed in-state rival Tennessee 38-13 Saturday to become bowl eligible for the second time in three seasons. Vanderbilt (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) also won its third straight over Tennessee, something the Commodores hadnt managed since a six-game streak that ended in 1926. Coach Derek Mason now has beaten three different Tennessee coaches in each of the last three seasons, and Vanderbilt has beaten four Vols coaches winning “ve of the last seven. Tennessee (5-7, 2-6) sacked Shurmur three times. That didnt stop Vanderbilt from simply dominating the Vols, outgaining them 467-242 in total offense and holding the ball for more than 43 minutes. Shurmur saves his best each season for the Vols. He threw for a career-high 416 yards in 2016 and four TD passes in last seasons win. In his “nal game at Vanderbilt Stadium, Shurmur put on a show with his “rst incompletion coming with 56 seconds left in the “rst half. He “nished 31 of 35 completing passes to nine different receivers with TD passes of 17 yards to Jared Pinkney, 26 yards to freshman Amir Abdur-Rahman and Cody Markel.MARSHALL 28, FIU 25MIAMI „ Isaiah Green had two touchdown passes, Omari Cobb scored on an interception return and Brandon Drayton recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another score as Marshall kept Florida International from clinching the Conference USA East Division title with a 28-25 victory on Saturday. The Panthers (8-4, 6-2) controlled their destiny at home, needing a win to get to their “rst C-USA championship game. Now FIU needs UAB to beat Middle Tennessee later Saturday to advance. A Blue Raiders win would send them to play the Blazers again next week at UAB for the conference title. If UAB wins the Panthers hit the road to play the Blazers for the title. Marshall (8-3, 6-2), which had already clinched its “fth bowl game in six seasons, jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Greens 16-yard scoring strike to Tyre Brady and Cobbs 25-yard pick6. The Panthers pulled within 14-10 at halftime on a 22-yard “eld goal by Jose Borregales and Anthony Jones 1-yard TD run. Drayton pushed the Thundering Herds lead to 21-10 when he blocked Stone Wilsons punt at the goal line and recovered it in the end zone. FIU answered with Christian Alexanders 8-yard TD run and Maurice Alexanders 2-point pass to Christian Alexander to get within 21-18 early in the fourth quarter. Green hit Brady for a 3-yard score to push Marshalls lead back to 10. Napoleon Maxwell scored on a 1-yard run to pull the Panthers back to within three, but Marshall put together a 10-play drive to run the last 4:47 off the clock.MICHIGAN ST. 14, RUTGERS 10EAST LANSING, Mich. „ Down by three against lowly Rutgers in the last home game of the season, Michigan State pulled out all the stops. I think we called every play out there on the sheet,Ž Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. Some more than once, but youve got to execute.Ž Cody White scored on a 22-yard end-around with 3:57 to play, and Michigan State edged the Scarlet Knights 14-10 on Saturday night, handing Rutgers its 11th straight loss. The Spartans never led until Whites touchdown, but they held the Scarlet Knights to 217 yards of offense and 10 “rst downs.No. 5 Georgia kicks off rivalry week with win over Ga. Tech AP PHOTOGeorgia tailback Elijah Holy“eld drives over the goal line past Georgia Tech defensive back Jaytlin Askew for a touchdown in th e “rst half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley looks to pass as Marylands Tre Watson applies the pressure during the “rst half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. COLLEGE FOOTBALL


The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 SP Page 7 game with more than 532 yards. Meanwhile, Taggarts Seminoles (5-7) managed just 293 yards, their fourth game with fewer than 300 yards. Mullens squad now will wait to “nd out its postseason plans next Sunday while FSUs “rst losing season since 1976 leaves Taggart searching for answers. After dominating the game but holding just a 13-7 lead heading into the locker room, the Gators took control of the game to open the second half. UF started with six straight running plays, culminating with a 12-yard run by Franks, to reach the FSU 32. A 16-yard completion to Trevon Grimes moved the Gators into the FSU red zone for the fourth time. Unlike the previous three trips inside the Seminoles 20, UF found the end zone „ this time with an assist from FSU defensive back Stanford Samuel III. Following last weeks comeback win against Boston College, Samuel guaranteed a Seminoles win Saturday. But an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by Samuel on a failed thirddown conversion by the Gators, gave UF the ball on the FSU 5. Two plays later, Franks connected with Josh Hammond for a 3-yard touchdown to complete a 12-play, 75yard scoring drive. After the teams traded three-and-out possessions, Polite forced a third-down fumble of FSU quarterback Deondre Francois on the Seminoles 22. Franks threw a 22-yard touchdown pass on the next play to sophomore receiver Trevon Grimes. It was among several highlights for Grimes, an Ohio State transfer who “nished with a career-high 118 yards on “ve catches. A 4-yard touchdown run by Francois did cut the cut the Gators lead to two scores, at 27-14, with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter. From there, Francois, a redshirt junior from Orlando, would throw two interceptions while UFs offense continued rolling along. Franks found Van Jefferson for a 38-yard touchdown pass after Jefferson faked an FSU defender out of his shoes. Tailback Jordan Scarlett added a 9-yard touchdown run for the Gators “nal points. The Gators held a slim 13-7 lead following a “rst half “lled with missed opportunities. The Gators grabbed a 13-0 lead, highlighted by Perines long touchdown run. But UF left nearly as many points on the board. The Gators scored just six points on two Evan McPherson “eld goals during three trips inside the FSU red zone. On the Gators “rst trip inside the FSU 20, the Seminoles stopped Franks for no gain on fourth-and-goal from the 2. Allowing FSU to hang around proved costly. The Seminoles had managed just 42 total yards and had “ve threeand-outs in six possessions when they took over with 7:35 remaining in the “rst half. FSU punter Logan Tyler was getting ready to enter the game yet again until an 11-yard run on thirdand-10 by Francois. The Seminoles “rst third-down conversion of game and ignited their languishing attack. Francois followed with three straight completions totaling 54 yards, the “nal a one-handed catch by sophomore tailback Cam Akers for a 15-yard touchdown to cut UFs lead to 13-7. The Seminoles would never get closer to the Gators, whose 26-point win is their largest margin of victory in the series since 2009.STREAKSFROM PAGE 1 who cruised 33 yards for a touchdown that made it 34-19 and sent the Ohio Stadium crowd into a frenzy. The 22nd top-10 matchup in the rivalry produced a wild “rst half that went nothing like what was expected. Haskins and the Buckeyes carved up the top-ranked defense in the country. The Buckeyes had the horseshoe rocking when Haskin found Johnnie Dixon wide open for a 31-yard score to go up 21-6 with 3:18 left. Shea Patterson and Michigan responded with their best drive of the “rst half and Nico Collins came down with a 23-yard touchdown pass with 47 seconds left. Six seconds and an Ohio State muffed kickoff later, Patterson ”ipped to Chris Evans for a 9-yard touchdown. Michigan failed on the 2-point try, but the Wolverines were back in it at 21-19 with 41 seconds left. That was more than enough time for a penalty-aided drive by Ohio State that ended in a short “eld goal as time expired. Haskins “nished with 318 yards and set the Big Ten season record for TD passes with 41. Patterson “nished with 187 yards passing and three touchdowns, but the second half was mostly Buckeyes.THE TAKEAWAYMichigan: Harbaugh is now 0-4 against Ohio State and faces another year of critics questioning his ability to win the big game. Ohio State: The season started for Ohio State with coach Urban Meyer suspended for three games for his handling of former assistant coach Zach Smith, who has been accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. A cloud of uncertainty hung over the Buckeyes throughout preseason practice and this season has been anything but normal. The road to The Game was “lled with spotty performances, one humbling loss, several close calls and constant speculation and questions about Meyers health and future. After all of it, it was business as usual for the Buckeyes against Michigan and Meyer ”ashed a satis“ed grin when he met Parris Campbell on the sideline after a 78-yard touchdown run that made it 48-25 early in the fourth quarter.UP NEXTMichigan: The Wolverines will likely still get into a New Years Six bowl, maybe the Peach. Ohio State: The Buckeyes have won six straight against Northwestern and lost to the Wildcats just once, dating to 1972.OHIO STFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOOhio State defensive end Jonathon Cooper, right, sacks Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson during the “rst half. By TIM REYNOLDSAP SPORTS WRITERMIAMI GARDENS „ Travis Homer rushed for 168 yards and a long touchdown, DeeJay Dallas ran back a punt for one of his two scores and Miami closed its regular season by knocking off No. 24 Pittsburgh 24-3 on Saturday. Dallas also had a rushing touchdown for the Hurricanes (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Homer is up to 969 yards this season, and would have a chance to become the 10th runner in Miami history with a 1,000-yard season if he gets 31 in the bowl game. His career rushing total is now 1,979 yards, which moved him four yards past Frank Gore for 12th on the Hurricanes list. Kenny Pickett completed 14 of 22 passes for 130 yards for Pitt (7-5, 6-2), which had already locked up the ACCs Coastal Division and a berth in next weekends conference title game against Clemson. It was a reversal of last season, when Miami had the Coastal clinched and lost to Pitt in the regular-season “nale for both clubs. Pitt was held to 200 yards. Homers 64-yard touchdown in the third quarter put Miami up 17-3, and matched the longest scoring run of his Miami career. It also continued his knack for breaking big plays for scores; he has 12 rushing TDs for the Hurricanes, the average length of them being 27 yards. Dallas scored on a 65-yard punt return in the second quarter, giving Miami one of those for the second straight week. The one last week came from Jeff Thomas, who left the Hurricanes on Wednesday „ team of“cials said he was dismissed, while Thomas claimed that his departure was by mutual decision. Either way, it didnt derail Miami on its Senior Day, even with the passing game struggling again. NKosi Perry completed only six of 24 passes for 52 yards, though was hurt by no fewer than seven dropped passes. It was the lowest passing total Miami posted in an ACC game, four yards shy of the 56 the Hurricanes managed against Georgia Tech in 2007. Alex Kessmans 40-yard “eld goal for Pitt late in the third quarter allowed the Panthers to avoid the shutout. This was the “rst ACC season since 2009 that there were no shutouts in conference games. By MATT MURSCHELORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS)ORLANDO „ UCF quarterback McKenzie Miltons family announced he is recovering after successful surgery on his right leg after suffering a devastating injury in the “rst half of the Knights win over USF Friday. The statement from Miltons family read: The Milton family would like to express gratitude for all of your thoughts, prayers, and concerns. McKenzies surgery was successful and he is recovering well. We would like to thank the medical staffs at Tampa General Hospital, University of South, and the sports medicine staff at UCF for their superb care. McKenzie looks forward to rejoining his teammates in Orlando and supporting them in their quest to bring another conference championship to our program. Remember what Ohana means. No one gets left behind. #UCFamily.Ž Milton went down around the 12-minute mark in the second quarter after scrambling for a “rst down, crumpling to the ground after being tackled by several USF defenders. The junior remained down for nearly 10 minutes as the UCF athletic training staff treated him. He left the “eld on a cart and was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he went through emergency medical surgery. After the game, UCF coach Josh Heupel declined to speculate on the severity of the injury, calling it traumaticŽ before adding, All our thoughts and prayers are with him right now.Ž The Knights will host Memphis this week for the American Athletic Conference Championship Game. Backup Darriel Mack Jr., who stepped in when Milton went down, will lead the offense. Mack accounted for 132 yards during the win over USF, helping UCF post back-to-back undefeated seasons and extend the nations longest win streak to 24 games. Milton has been one of the more durable players during his time at UCF, starting 31 out of the 32 games during the past three seasons. He missed his first career start against East Carolina back on Oct. 20, snapping a 27-game streak of consecutive starts. Family of UCF QB Milton says leg surgery was successful AP PHOTOCentral Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton goes down with an apparent knee injury after being tackled during the “rst half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCF Knights COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami 24, No. 24 Pittsburgh 3Miami wins regular-season finale, tops No. 24 Pitt AP PHOTOMiami running back CamRon Davis runs past Pittsburgh defensive back Damar Hamlin, right, during the “rst half of Saturdays game.before the half after freshman Smoke Monday blocked a punt. The Tigers also had Shaun Shivers 75-yard touchdown run called back thanks to a holding penalty. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his protest of the call. Auburn was stopped short on a fake “eld goal in the third quarter when backup quarterback Malik Willis threw it to kicker Anders Carlson. The potential three points brie”y loomed larger after Jarrett Stidhams 52-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton made it 31-21. It was a runaway from there.THE TAKEAWAYAuburn: Kept it close into the second half in a game where few gave the Tigers much chance. Stidham was 13-of-30 passing for 127 yards with a touchdown and an interception, including some drops, and faced heavy pressure. Alabama: Struggled in the “rst half and dominated the second, just like against The Citadel. Avenged last seasons 26-14 loss that shut the Tide out of the SEC championship game.BAMA SENIORSAlabamas seniors tied the 2017 Tide class with an NCAA-record 53rd win. The last group left with “ve losses while the current seniors are 53-3 with perhaps three games remaining.TARGETINGAlabama backup defensive back Jared Mayden will miss the “rst half of the SEC championship game after getting ”agged for targeting in the third quarter. Auburns Davis was injured on the play but eventually rose and walked toward the locker room.UP NEXTAuburn awaits its bowl destination. Alabama faces No. 5 Georgia for the SEC title in a rematch of the national title game.ALABAMAFROM PAGE 1


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, November 25, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunny and delightful Warm with increasing cloudsHIGH 82 LOW 660% chance of rain 5% chance of rainA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon81 / 6240% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURECooler with a couple of showers71 / 4970% chance of rain TUESDAYSun through high clouds68 / 4920% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPeriods of sun with a t-storm possible79 / 5930% chance of rain FRIDAYPleasant with clouds and sunshine72 / 555% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 2 4 3 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 380-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE708188898478Air 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. 0.00Ž Month to date 1.91Ž Normal month to date 1.55Ž Year to date 60.79Ž Normal year to date 48.51Ž Record 0.65Ž (1992) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 0.57Ž Normal month to date 1.45Ž Year to date 40.90Ž Normal year to date 47.79Ž Record 0.65Ž (1977) High/Low 80/63 Normal High/Low 80/58 Record High 88 (1986) Record Low 36 (1970) High/Low 85/62 High/Low 81/66 Normal High/Low 77/58 Record High 89 (1958) Record Low 34 (1956)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 A pr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 A ug. 12.37 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 7.58 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.60 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 1.91 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 60.79 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 70 65 c 68 41 t Bradenton 79 68 pc 79 61 pc Clearwater 76 67 pc 76 60 pc Coral Springs 85 67 sh 87 68 pc Daytona Beach 78 62 pc 80 54 pc Fort Lauderdale 84 68 sh 85 70 pc Fort Myers 82 68 pc 83 67 c Gainesville 78 60 pc 74 43 t Jacksonville 73 59 pc 73 41 t Key Largo 82 71 pc 82 71 pc Key West 84 77 pc 84 77 pc Lakeland 81 64 pc 81 57 pc Melbourne 83 61 pc 85 62 pc Miami 84 69 pc 85 69 pc Naples 82 69 pc 82 70 pc Ocala 79 61 c 76 48 t Okeechobee 82 62 pc 83 61 pc Orlando 81 62 pc 82 57 pc Panama City 71 63 c 64 40 t Pensacola 72 54 t 57 36 pc Pompano Beach 85 69 sh 87 69 pc St. Augustine 73 61 pc 75 47 t St. Petersburg 78 67 pc 79 57 pc Sarasota 80 68 pc 81 62 t Tallahassee 72 61 c 67 38 t Tampa 80 67 pc 80 56 pc Vero Beach 83 60 pc 85 64 pc West Palm Beach 84 64 pc 85 67 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 2:46a 11:07a 6:06p 9:26p Mon. 3:29a 12:01p 7:18p 10:03p Today 1:23a 9:23a 4:43p 7:42p Mon. 2:06a 10:17a 5:55p 8:19p Today 12:03a 8:21a ----Mon. 12:40a 9:12a ----Today 3:18a 11:36a 6:38p 9:55p Mon. 4:01a 12:30p 7:50p 10:32p Today 2:58p 8:02a --6:21p Mon. 12:21a 8:56a 4:10p 6:58p W 4-8 1-2 Light S 4-8 1-3 LightFt. Myers 82/68 part cldy none Punta Gorda 82/65 part cldy none Sarasota 80/68 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. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLELast Nov 29 New Dec 7 First Dec 15 Full Dec 22 Today 8:10 p.m. 9:15 a.m. Monday 9:13 p.m. 10:15 a.m. Today 6:56 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Monday 6:56 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Today 7:05a 12:50a 7:35p 1:20p Mon. 8:11a 1:56a 8:41p 2:26p Tue. 9:18a 3:03a 9:48p 3:33p Monterrey 84/47 Chihuahua 59/37 Los Angeles 75/54 Washington 58/43 New York 55/42 Miami 84/69 Atlanta 64/47 Detroit 46/39 Houston 73/41 Kansas City 39/17 Chicago 41/25 Minneapolis 29/16 El Paso 62/35 Denver 42/20 Billings 39/22 San Francisco 61/47 Seattle 52/44 Toronto 44/34 Montreal 37/33 Winnipeg 14/1 Ottawa 38/31 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 11/25/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 47 26 pc 49 25 pc Anchorage 37 34 sn 39 33 r Atlanta 64 47 pc 50 30 s Baltimore 57 40 pc 52 31 r Billings 39 22 pc 41 30 s Birmingham 66 36 pc 48 26 s Boise 43 23 pc 44 30 pc Boston 47 38 r 45 42 r Buffalo 45 36 c 44 30 r Burlington, VT 43 34 r 41 33 r Charleston, WV 62 45 s 46 27 sn Charlotte 63 48 pc 60 28 pc Chicago 41 25 r 30 14 c Cincinnati 60 38 pc 39 24 c Cleveland 50 43 c 44 28 r Columbia, SC 63 49 pc 62 32 pc Columbus, OH 56 42 pc 43 26 r Concord, NH 40 30 r 38 34 r Dallas 59 32 pc 53 32 s Denver 42 20 s 48 26 s Des Moines 31 13 sn 26 9 s Detroit 46 39 c 40 28 sn Duluth 24 9 c 19 7 c Fairbanks 16 9 pc 26 13 c Fargo 16 3 c 14 2 pc Hartford 48 31 r 44 34 r Helena 38 16 pc 41 27 pc Honolulu 84 70 pc 84 72 pc Houston 73 41 c 57 34 pc Indianapolis 58 34 pc 35 22 c Jackson, MS 71 35 c 50 28 s Kansas City 39 17 sn 34 18 s Knoxville 61 40 pc 45 25 pc Las Vegas 61 41 s 62 42 s Los Angeles 75 54 pc 76 52 s Louisville 65 35 pc 43 25 c Memphis 66 31 pc 47 28 s Milwaukee 39 26 r 31 17 c Minneapolis 29 16 c 23 11 pc Montgomery 67 46 c 54 31 s Nashville 68 34 pc 46 24 pc New Orleans 73 49 c 56 40 pc New York City 55 42 pc 50 39 r Norfolk, VA 57 44 s 61 39 c Oklahoma City 47 22 s 50 30 s Omaha 30 15 sn 30 15 s Philadelphia 53 38 pc 52 33 r Phoenix 73 52 s 74 48 pc Pittsburgh 51 42 c 44 28 c Portland, ME 40 30 r 39 36 c Portland, OR 52 43 c 52 49 r Providence 47 35 r 47 37 r Raleigh 58 46 pc 61 31 pc Salt Lake City 40 20 pc 41 23 s St. Louis 57 25 sh 36 23 pc San Antonio 69 43 pc 60 37 c San Diego 72 56 s 74 55 s San Francisco 61 47 s 63 51 pc Seattle 52 44 c 54 50 r Washington, DC 58 43 pc 55 35 r Amsterdam 40 36 c 40 31 pc Baghdad 65 50 pc 67 50 s Beijing 55 26 s 52 30 pc Berlin 42 31 c 37 26 pc Buenos Aires 79 61 pc 80 63 pc Cairo 74 59 pc 74 61 c Calgary 35 21 pc 39 30 pc Cancun 86 75 pc 85 71 pc Dublin 46 38 pc 46 41 sh Edmonton 32 15 pc 33 21 c Halifax 40 31 r 38 32 pc Kiev 36 29 i 32 22 sn London 47 38 c 46 36 c Madrid 58 43 sh 55 37 pc Mexico City 75 49 s 72 47 pc Montreal 37 33 r 38 33 r Ottawa 38 31 r 37 31 sn Paris 45 40 r 44 37 sh Regina 22 11 c 23 10 s Rio de Janeiro 83 70 t 80 71 t Rome 61 52 r 61 47 sh St. Johns 30 23 s 35 29 c San Juan 86 75 s 86 75 pc Sydney 75 61 pc 73 63 pc Tokyo 59 51 s 64 53 pc Toronto 44 34 c 43 30 sn Vancouver 49 41 c 52 46 r Winnipeg 14 1 c 11 1 cHigh ................... 86 at Marathon, FLLow ........................... 4 at Berlin, NH(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)70A dozen tornadoes tore across Alabama, Georgia and Florida on Nov. 25, 1979. Q: Which U.S. president was also an avid weather observer?A: George Washington Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 82/66 82/63 83/65 83/65 82/64 82/62 82/63 82/61 82/62 80/67 79/68 79/71 80/67 82/68 83/66 82/65 83/66 83/65 83/65 81/64 82/65 81/64 81/64 78/67 82/65 78/70 79/68 80/68 83/64 79/66 79/68 81/64 80/68 76/67 78/70 82/68 81/68 82/66Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By STEVE DOUGLASAP SPORTS WRITERA stirring “ghtback. A “rst win in nearly three months. An attacking partnership already clicking. Welcome back to the English Premier League, Claudio Ranieri. The Italian coach who masterminded the most improbable title triumph in English soccer, with little Leicester in 2016, is back in the Premier League as the new manager of Fulham and he made an immediate impact in his “rst game in charge. Fulham beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday to climb off the bottom of the standings with only its second victory of the season, and its “rst since Aug. 26. First, this victory. Next, the title? Maybe not. Fulham wont be replicating Leicesters unlikely feat „ achieved at odds of 5,000-1 „ this season anyway, but his arrival has at least brought some optimism to a club owned by American billionaire Shad Khan, who also runs the NFLs Jacksonville Jaguars. Ranieri called for togetherness at Fulham when he was presented as coach last week and there were certainly early signs of that, with his players “ghting back after going behind at Craven Cottage in the 18th minute and then getting pegged back to 2-2 early in the second half. There is also the makings of an exciting combination up front, which Ranieri will hope rivals the one he produced at Leicester with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Winger Ryan Sessegnon set up Aleksandar Mitrovic for the winner in the 63rd, the Serbia strikers second goal of the match. Sessegnon, one of the most highly rated youngsters in the English game, also set up Andre Schuerrle for Fulhams other goal in possibly his best display of the season. While there was change at the bottom of the Premier League, it was more of the same at the top as Manchester City and Liverpool picked up where they left off before the international break with big wins to stay undefeated after 13 games.UNBEATEN RECORD GOESMaurizio Sarri experienced his “rst loss in English soccer as Chelsea was beaten at Tottenham 3-1, ending one of the three undefeated records in the Premier League. Tottenham jumped above its London rival in the standings thanks to goals by Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-min in a rampant performance at Wembley Stadium. The sight of Chelsea holding mid“elder Jorginho clutching at thin air as Son outpaced him to score Spurs third goal was a “tting image, with Tottenham quicker to everything in a one-sided derby. Chelsea, which scored a late consolation through substitute Olivier Giroud, dropped seven points behind “rst-place City.CITY CRUISEMan City swept to a 4-0 victory at West Ham, with wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling between them involved in all the goals at the Olympic Stadium. Sterling set up David Silva for the opener, scored himself off Sanes cross, then returned the favor for Sane to score the pick of the goals, leaving City 3-0 ahead after 34 minutes. Sane drove in the fourth goal in second-half stoppage time. The win kept City top by two points and took its average goal-per-game tally in the league this season to above three.FIRMINO ENDS DROUGHTFirmino netted for the “rst time since Sept. 15 and Mohamed Salah scored his sixth goal in seven games in Liverpools 3-0 win at Watford. The highlight was a brilliant free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold that made it 2-0. Liverpool, which stayed two points behind City, will be without Jordan Henderson for next weekends Merseyside derby with Everton after the mid“elder was sent off for two bookings „ the second one coming just after hed been warned by the referee.UNITED STUTTERSWith City and Liverpool scoring freely, Manchester Uniteds struggles were put “rmly into focus as Jose Mourinhos team stuttered to a 0-0 home draw with Crystal Palace. It dropped United seven points off the top four and 14 points behind City. Boos greeted the “nal whistle at Old Trafford, such was the home sides listless performance against a side without a league win for 10 weeks. United has failed to score in four of its nine games at Old Trafford.OTHER RESULTSEverton climbed above United into sixth place by beating Cardiff 1-0 thanks to Gyl“ Sigurdssons goal. Vardy converted a penalty for Leicester, which came from behind to draw 1-1 at Brighton.Ranieri delivers sudden impact as Fulham coach AP PHOTOFulhams Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, celebrates after scoring during a Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Southampton, at Craven Cottage, London on Saturday. Fulham beat Southampton 3-2 to climb o the bottom of its standings with its second victory of the season and its “rst since Aug. 26. New coach Claudio Ranieri was named last week. SOCCER English Premier League roundup


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