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** SPRING BREAK | B1A DIFFERENT BALL GAME NOWO cers: Fewer medical calls, easier access a er new laws Sunday, March 4, 2018 PANAMA CITY @The_News_Herald$1.50 Lifestyle .....................D1-6 Local & State ..............B1-12 Obituaries ......................B3 Sports.........................C1-7 TV grid .........................C8 Viewpoints ..................E1-3 TUESDAYT-storms 77 / 51MONDAYPartly sunny 71 / 62TODAYSunny 72 / 51 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850-747-5050 SPORTS | C1PREP SOFTBALLArnold claims third victory in USA-Florida So ball Challenge VIEWPOINTS | E1HUSFELT DETAILS SAFETY PLANSSuperintendent: Our children cant keep waiting for us to decide what to do OUTDOORS | D1HOBBY KEEPS HISTORY ALIVEBay County Stamp Club Show returns in May By Katie Landeck522-5114 | @PCNHKatieL klandeck@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ Just before the unanimous vote to terminate Panama Citys agreement with Sonnenblick Development on the Panama City Marina proj-ect, Commissioner Ken Brown called the planning process a dreamworld.ŽWhen we first started it was a good idea. It was a great idea. It was a dream-world,Ž he said. And I was into the dream, but I was waiting and waiting for that first click, so when the click came ƒ I knew there aint no way.ŽDeveloper Bob Sonnen-blicks plan was the third dream the Panama City Commission has considered and ultimately rejected for the downtown marina since 2012. And even as the commission voted down Sonnenblicks plan, the city already was tentatively putting out plans for a fourth try. Moving forward, I rec-ommend the commission schedule a meeting with your consultant Owen Beitsch to discuss a request for qualifications for a developer and developers,Ž Interim City Manager Jared Jones said Tuesday.He also recommended the city obtain feasibility studies for a civic center, hotel, restaurant, marina and retail space for about $75,000.The process begins again.€€€Just before the commission voted against the project, developer Bob Sonnenblick, clearly frus-trated by the situation, warned commissioners they were about to make the same mistake twice.ŽHomeFed told you this same thing three years ago,Ž he wrote in an email to city officials. The next developer will tell you the same thing three years from now.ŽPath unclear a er marina deal collapseMajority seek public defenders regardless of incomeBy Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ Andrew Pace owned two boats, three cars and a $650,000 rental property the day his neighbors spotted a naked and distraught teenager running from his home, according to court records.The cars were two 2007 Lincolns of different colors and an 05 Dodge truck. The boats were 47-foot and 22-foot cabin motor boats. And the five-bedroom, five-bath home sat on about a third of an acre on Wahoo Road, complete with canal access, a pool and a Jacuzzi.But in court, facing charges of false imprisonment of a child and sexual battery for allegedly drugging, tying up and raping the teenager, Pace, 65, told the court he has $0 in assets in order to get a public defender.The next day, he posted a $200,000 bond. Questioned, he repeatedly said he was left indigent by the circumstances and unable to afford private legal counsel.Paces case is one of many in which defendants have claimed $0 in assets in order to receive legal counsel funded by taxpayers, and one of the few officials actually investigated.The volume of people asking for, and receiving, public defenders has reached a point that some private defense attorneys are calling foul on those responsible for the investigation into assets and the appointment of public defenders. While the incentive for pri-vate attorneys to complain about the system is obvious, the cost to the public has yet to be revealed.Investigating indigencyON THE WEBHear Panama City Growing Strong founder Robert Barned's take on the marina project in our From the Newsroom podcast at This design by AECOM in March 2011 was an early plan for what could be included in the Panama City Marina redevelopment. The plan was altered after public comment. [NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTO] Public defenders wait to go before Judge Michael Overstreet recently at the Bay Count Courthouse. Overstreet heard over 100 cases that day. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Dozens of people wait in the hallways to see Judge Michael Overstreet at the Bay County Courthouse. An analysis of “ scal 201617 found that Bay Countys public defenders had an average of more than 800 cases assigned to them in the year. Sonnenblick was the third potential developer since 2012If the legislature was sincere about investigating indigency, there would have to be a whole new process. It would bog the whole system down in its current state.ŽBill Kinsaul, Bay Countys Clerk of CourtSee MARINA, A2 See DEFENDERS, A2


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Periodicals postage paid at Panama City, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to The News Herald, P.O. Box 2060, Panama City, FL 32402Setting it straight It is the policy of The News Herald to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarif y a story, call 747-5070.P.O Box: 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 | Address: 501 W. 11th St. Panama City Fl, 32401 | Phone: 850-747-5000 | WATS: 800-345-8688 | Online: PANAMA CITY Two years before Sonnenblick came onto the scene, the city was work-ing on a p roject with HomeFed-Leucadia that would have included a hotel and multifamily housing.That deal, however, fell apart in the feasibility stage. Before that „ and before getting a correc-tion to the marina deed in 2013 that allowed for com-mercial use „ the city had hired AECOM in 2011 to create a master plan for the marina that included green space, a lighthouse, a splash pad and rentals.From 2014 to now, the city has spent over half a million dollars on consul-tants and lawyers to help them decide what to do with the space. A cost for the AECOM study could not be found.When the idea for the marina project took hold in 2011, the marina was described as an expensive parking lot.Ž But it wasnt just the marina „ built in the late 1950s „ that was feeling its age, but he whole historic down-town community. Big box stores and difficult finan-cial times created the same hardship for Main Street mom-and-pops that was being experienced around the country.Mayor Greg Brudnicki said this week the Sonnen-blick termination was not at allŽ the same thing that happened with HomeFed, but didnt elaborate on the differences.The fact remains despite the enthusiasm shown for each project, none has come to fruition.This time, the commission says despite the guidelines given to Son-nenblick in the beginning „ 50,000 square feet of office space, 30,000 square feet of water-front restaurants, 30,000 square feet of retail space, 600 parking spots and one hotel with 150 rooms „ the project got too big.It was a sentiment shared by several citizen groups that have protested the project all along, their voices become louder as the scale increased. It sparked the formation of Save the Panama City Marina, a Facebook group with a mission to get rid of Sonnenblick and possibly vote cut Commissioners. Another group, Panama City Growing Strong, also developed, asking commissioners for smaller-scale, sustainable development with a seat at the table. €€€At the commission meeting Tuesday, commissioners were in agreement they still want to see something happen at the marina, but there seemed to be a little con-sensus about exactly how to move forward after the most recent setback.Some of the commissioners called for simple fixes like adding sunshades and fixing the marina proper, which citi-zens long have been saying is in a state of decay. Com-missioner Mike Nichols suggested a break from talking to developers might be in order. Brud-nicki said he wanted staff to solicit qualifications from developer.Ž Commissioner Jenna Haligas reiterated her view urban planners are needed. Jones recommended more studies.The commission did not vote on or discuss any of the plans, leaving the path forward ambiguous.We dont know the next step,Ž Nichols said. We need to regroup.ŽIts unknown how the abrupt ending will affect the downtown streetscape project that has been on hold for the past two years; filling the marina direc-tor position that has been left vacant since last year, when the former director left over the uncertainty; and improvements to the civic center and for marina tenants.Commissioners said they have learned some lessons along the way, however, including devel-oping a better sense of what people want: green space, an amphitheater, new marina docks, at least one hotel, two or more restaurants, retail space and improved parking. The list is very close to a blended combination of the AECOM plan and what commissioners told Son-nenblick they wanted two years ago.They also said the national exposure to com-panies such as Madison Marquette Leasing, Hotel Equities Group, Marriott International, SMG Theatres and Bellingham Marine might help them in the future.Many members of the community are hoping the commission also learned a lesson in listening, saying they were encouraged when they heard the mayor talk about keeping the local flavor in what-ever comes next.There was concern we were not being heard,Ž said Robert Barnes, one of the founders of Panama City Growing Strong, which is focused on encouraging sustainable waterfront development. Therefore one of our mission statements is to promote the city to establish citizen action committees.ŽNow, he says, the city has an energized group of citizens ready to become involved. He also encour-aged the city to work closely with urban plan-ners and to gather accurate data about what the public opinion is.The commission has not said when they plan to pick up the conversation about how to move forward. MARINAFrom Page A1How it happensIt happens early in the judicial process. A suspect of a crime, having just spent most or all of the night in jail, is taken to another area of the jail to appear via video before a judge to have a bond set. At that moment, they receive their charging documents and are offered a form called an affidavit of insolvencyŽto guide the judges decision on whether to appoint a public defender.In a random sample, The News Herald reviewed the first appearances from the first week of October. Three separate judges pre-sided over the seven days worth of hearings. Of the 90 new felony arrests to appear before the court, only 10 did not request an affidavit of insolvency. Of the remaining 80 cases, 79 received a public defender. Only one was rejected for making too much money.Out of the 79, only eight of the people to receive a public defender admitted to having any income what-soever.The rest claimed to have $0 in income and assets.Thats about 80 percent of criminal defendants requesting publicly funded representation based on their claim in a sworn affidavit. Someone found to have lied on the form could face a misdemeanor of per-jury, though neither the local State Attorneys Office nor the Office of the Public Defender could recall that ever happening.Defense attorney Lisa Anderson is the president of the local branch of Flor-ida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), which consists of public and private defense attorneys. She said the issue of falsely stating assets to the court has been ongoing for years. Anderson said she has personally seen people who could afford private attorneys opt for a public defender. The fault, how-ever, doesnt necessarily lie with defendants, she said.People dont even look over the form,Ž Anderson said. Ive seen some that have something other than zeros for their assets, but that is the exception rather than the rule.Ž The Clerks of Courts roleThe investigation of those asset claims falls solelyon the clerks of court across the state.Clerks of court are responsible for looking at defendants claimed assets „ including income, bank accounts, vehicles and real estate „ to see if they exceed double the federal poverty guidelines of about $28,000 incomea year. Based on the assets and debts defendants admit to, judges make the determination of whether the defendant is eligible for a public defender.In a policy changehanded down by the Florida legislature in2012, though, the clerks of court were given an option, instead of a mandate, to review assets. Now, judges and clerks of court essentially take defen-dantsat their word under penalty of perjury.They fill out the form, which is a sworn document,Ž said Bay Countys Clerk of Court Bill Kinsaul. And there could be penalties if they lie.ŽKinsaul said the change in state law eased the burden on his office to investigate the asset claims. He said after almost a decade of budget slashing, clerks of court across the state strug-gle to cover costs for their required duties. Plus, the daily deluge of cases coming in to the courtrenders the investigation of indigency claims an extremely rare practice, as demonstratedby AndrewPaces case.If the legislature was sincere about investigating indigency, there would have to be a whole new process,Ž Kinsaul said. It would bog the whole system down in its current state.ŽKinsaul said the state tends to err on the side of access to justice, which is especially significantin Bay County, home to thehis-toric Gideon V. Wainwright case that established the Public Defenders Office. His office still receives a $50 application feeper affi-davit of insolvency filed by defendants, whether the claims are questioned or not, according to state law. The annual revenue would come out to $208,000 for Bay County if 80 defendants fill out the form each week.However, those thou-sands of dollarsdont stay in his office, Kinsaul said,but rather end up with the public defenders. Public defenders case loadsOn average, a third-degree felony can run about $5,000 in private attorneys fees, a second-degree felony can cost about $10,000 and a first-degree felony can exceed $20,000, based onestimates attorneys give for their retainer fees. The cost can be much higher if the case heads toward trial.Public Defender Mark Sims, of the 14th Judicial Circuit, said sometimes people claim indigency and, after a public defender has lain the groundworkfor their legal defense,later seek private counsel.Thats one thing that is perturbing to me,Ž Sims said. Someone qualifies for indigency then way down the line says they havesome issue with our work. All the sudden, they can afford a private attorney.ŽAccording to figures pro-vided by the 14th Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office, about 25 attorneys throughout the fiscal year of 2016-2017 worked 20,493 cases. Thats an average of more than 800 casesassigned to eachattor-ney in the year, although the number each worked at a given time was unclear. The budgetfor public defenders officeis partly contingent on case loads. It also depends on the number of attorneysin each officeto work those cases, officials reported.Any funding provided by the state,Sims said, isstretched thin among attorneys willing to workthe large case loads coming into the public defenders office.Simssaid his attorneys are put in a difficultsituation with false claims of indigency because they dont want to report them and be seen as adversarial toward their clients. He didnt see a reason to be alarmed with current case loads. But without indepth research about the effects of false indigency claims, which would cost moneyFlorida doesnt spare for public defenders, Sims said the effects are difficult to determine.That happens,Ž he said. But the effects could be minimal. Id be hard-pressed to say it is significant.ŽWhile hefty work loads for public defenders certainly are nothing new, in recent years the Florida Supreme Court ruled the public defenders office can turnover cases to probono attorneysif their excessive caseloadsŽ pre-clude them from providing defendants with adequate representation.The determination came after the MiamiDade public defenders office turned to the court for relief from staggering caseloads. Average assistant public defenders were handling 400 felony cases at a time, and experienced attorneys were juggling 50 third-degree felony trials a week. Defendants suffered, attorneys were struggling, and as a result the public defenders office was allowed to withdraw from representing defendants in third-degree felony cases.The circumstances in Bay County have not reached the dire situation Miami-Dade faced. Sims said local public defenders would go a different route if the case loads became too burdensome. But Anderson said she was concerned Bay County could be headed down a similar path if noth-ing changes in invetsigating indigency claims.Were not there yet,Ž she said. But we might not be far off.Ž The best outcomesIdeally, everyone would be truthful in their dealings with the court. But many of the parties involved face difficult decisions, and defaulting to a public defender has incentives.Defendants do not want to have to shell out hefty fees for private attorneys. Most end up taking a plea offer from the prosecution, which faces appeals court if a sentence is egregious. And defense attorneys do not want to put their clients in jeopardy by reporting false statements and incriminating defendants for perjury. Most low-level felonies are resolved in a short time. Andrew Paces case, though, has been complicated.Since officers reported he lured the juvenile to his home with the suggestion his Tallahassee business could set the teen up with a paying modeling gig, several other victims have come forward with similar stories, and Pace again was arrested. In the months that followed, Pace argued repeatedly that he was left indigent by the circumstances and unable to afford private legal coun-sel despite also claiming a total income of $2,268 each month from Social Secu-rity and his rental property, court records stated.I sold my assets to pay my bond and (the prosecution) had me arrested again,Ž Pace told the court in one of the later hearings. I dont know how I can proceed without legal counsel. I need someone to ask questions to.ŽAfter an investigation, he was deemed indigent more than a year ago and since has received court-appointed counsel. The case is ongoing.What Anderson said defense attorneys across thecircuit would prefer is to see more investigation to ensure people are receiving appropriate representation to get the best outcome in criminal cases. Sims said as long as people arebeingassigned apublic defender, his attorneys will befightingfor them in court.If they can afford a private attorney, they should get one,Ž Sims added. Were here to preserve peoples Constitutional right to have legal counsel. Everybody deserves a fair shake, and public defenders are the last bastion to stop oppression.Ž DEFENDERSFrom Page A1City leaders on March 21, 2013, broke ground on marina upgrades based on this plan by AECOM. Most of the planned changes were not made. [NEWS HERALD FILE] Developer Bob Sonnenblick submitted this rendering for the Panama City Marina in August 2017. [NEWS HERALD FILE]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 A3Turmoil surrounds Trump, Netanyahu ahead of meeting this week in WashingtonBy Matthew Lee and Josh LedermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Under the best of circumstances, a Mideast peace deal is the Holy Grail of diplomacy, a goal that has eluded American presidents for generations.With Israeli Prime Min-ister Benjamin Netanyahu set to visit Washington this coming week, the mix of politics, personalities and historical grievances that has stood in the way of Israeli-Palestinian peace is even more combustible than normal.President Donald Trumps point man for mediation, Jared Kushner, is in the middle of a political firestorm, his plan remains a mystery and the Palestin-ians arent even speaking to the White House. If that werent enough, Netanyahu and Trump are both distracted by mushrooming legal investigations at home.Its all contributing to an intensified pessimism in the U.S., Israel and the West Bank about prospects for a Trump-brokered initiative to succeed.Kushner and a small team have spent the past year preparing a much-awaited blueprint for peace, but no details have emerged. Many in the region wonder whether the vaunted plan will ever come.On the surface, Israels relationship with the White House has never been better, buoyed by the Jewish states thunderous support for Trumps deci-sion to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and recognize the disputed city as Israels capital. The announcements only reinforced Palestinians impressions of Trump as biased against them.A mediator will have to mediate between two semi-equal parties. Oth-erwise its not a mediation process,Ž said Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador to Washing-ton, in a recent Associated Press interview. You have to level the field and level your relationship between the two sides in order to be an honest mediator.ŽThe world may soon be able to judge for itself.The Trump administra-tions peace proposal is near completion, according to U.S. officials, but faces an uncertain future as Kushner, the Trump sonin-law leading the effort, recently lost his top-secret security clearance. Former negotiators say Kushners downgraded status probably will severely impair his ability to do the job.Beneath the veneer of U.S.-Israeli unity, there is lingering disagreement and suspicion.Israel is increasingly worried that Trump is backsliding on a pledge to fixŽ or dismantle the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Israel also is concerned that behind Trumps tough public stance toward Tehran is an acquiescence to Irans growing presence in Syria and influence in Lebanon „ two Israeli neighbors.The Israelis now are undoubtedly sounding the alarm,Ž said Jonathan Schanzer, who researches Irans regional influence at the hawkish Foundation for the Defense of Democ-racies. The assets the Israelis see on the other side of the border to its north „ they are not happy.ŽNew headaches for Mideast hopesIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting Jan. 28 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. [EVAN VUCCI/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


** A4 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald NATION & WORLDThe Associated PressThe United States is in the midst of a national debate over school security after the mass shooting at a Florida school.To President Donald Trump and some gun supporters, the solution is to put more guns in the hands of trained school staff „ including teachers „ to play defenseŽ against a rampaging gunman. The rest of the world has dif-ferent strategies to deal with violence around schools. But the U.S. appears to be the only place in the world where some want to arm teachers to the degree the president wants.Rather, emergency drills, armed guards patrolling school campuses and intruder drills seem to be more of the norm. Here is a look at school secu-rity measures at some countries around the world. IsraelEducation Ministry spokesman Amos Shavit said the vast majority of schools have armed security guardsŽ and those that dont are supposed to have heavy locks and secu-rity systems.Visitors to the school are questioned by the guard, who checks their bags and sometimes uses a hand-held metal detector. Entry is strictly forbidden to anyone without authorization, Shavit said.Thats augmented by munici-pal security units that work in conjunction with police. If there is an incident at a school they will be there in a minute or less,Ž Shavit said.He said the small number of teachers who have a legal gun license and usually carry a weapon can do so as well in school, but that this is not policy or encouraged. Teachers here arent supposed to be carrying weapons in classrooms, teach-ers are supposed to teach,Ž he said. RussiaViolent incidents have been rare in Russian schools, but two attacks last month attracted nationwide attention and drew comparisons to the school vio-lence in the U.S.In one, a teenager armed with an ax attacked fellow stu-dents at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and a teacher. In another attack in the Urals city of Perm, two teenagers stabbed children and their teacher with knives, wounding 15 people. They then attempted to kill each other, but were detained. The incidents highlighted lax security in schools, triggering calls for stronger protection.Now, there are security guards at Russian schools. FranceIn the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris and Nice, France introduced new security guide-lines at schools when children went back to classes in Septem-ber 2016. The measures, which remain in place, include a tighter screening of people entering schools, which can include bag checks, and improved coordi-nation with police.Police officers patrol in school areas, while parents and students are requested to avoid gathering near schools and report any suspicious behavior or object. French schools also hold three security drills a year, including one in which an alleged assailant enters their premises. Students are taught how to hide or to escape. All students aged 13 to 14 and class representatives also get basic training on life-saving measures. In pre-school and kindergarten, for toddlers aged 2 to 6, children are taught to hide and keep quiet through games. Japan Attacks on schools are rare in Japan, where there have been a handful of knifings, but guns are practically non-existent. Security measures at Japanese schools became compulsory only after a June 2001 attack at an Osaka elementary school, where eight children were stabbed to death and 15 others were injured by an intruder who was later sentenced to death and executed.Japanese schools generally do not allow outsiders to freely walk into schools without getting permission at the gate, which is usually closed during school hours. Parents or other visitors must wear a pass to go in. Schools are also required to have an emergency manual in case of crime or accident at school or while children are walking to or from school. Some schools have set up security cameras, or teachers sometimes take turns patrolling during breaks or lunchtime.Parents or neighborhood volunteers usually stand along designated commuting routes or intersections to watch kids as they walk to and from school. Children usually carry handheld alarms attached to their school bags that they can use in an emergency while they are on the road. Schools, PTA and students set up commuting routes and draw safety maps. MexicoMexicos ongoing drug war has driven schools in Baja Cali-fornia, Monterrey, Ciudad Juarez and some other cities to hold emergency drills to instruct teachers and students what to do in case of gunfire that some-times breaks out outside schools during drug cartel shootouts.Students are usually advised to drop to the floor, seek cover behind walls, remain calm and crawl to safety. SwedenThe Swedish National Agency for Education has issued a pam-phlet for schools with general advice about what to do in case of an armed attack, including locking a door or barricading oneself, evacuating the premises and seeking shelter. The brochure says the guidelines are general because school build-ings can vary.There were no changes in security ordered after a 2015 attack on a school in the indus-trial town of Trollhattan, in which three people were killed by a masked sword-wielding man who eventually was shot and killed by police. An investigation found that the attack was racially motivated; the school was located in a neigh-borhood with a large immigrant population.Global security measures varyA police car drives by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 28 in Parkland, Fla., as students returned to class for the “ rst time since a former student opened “ re there with an assault weapon. [TERRY RENNA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] School security around the world does not involve arming teachers DATELINESMOSCOW CINCINNATIMan convicted of indecent exposure for sixth timeAn Ohio man has been con-victed for at least the sixth time for publicly exposing himself.The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a Hamilton County jury deliberated several hours Friday before convicting 50-year-old Gerald Fornshell of felony public indecency.Prosecutors say the Leba-non man exposed himself last July to a 21-year-old woman at a Cincinnati Half Price Books store after spotting him earlier that day at a book-store in Mason. The woman says she pities Fornshell but thinks there should be stricter laws for repeat offenders. Fornshells attorney says he has bipolar disorder. Fornshell told investigators he doesnt remember exposing himself.MONTGOMERY, ALA.Moore seeks donations to legal defense fundFormer U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a plea for money to pay legal bills, saying his resources have been depleted.ŽIn a Thursday post on his campaigns Facebook page, Moore asked for contribu-tions to his legal defense fund. Moore has sent regular fund-raising emails for the fund since losing the 2017 election to Sen. Doug Jones, a Demo-crat. However, the link to the donation site indicated that Moore had raised just $32,000 of a $250,000 goal. Moore lost the election amid accusations that he pursued romantic and sexual relationships with teens as a man in his 30s. Moore denied accusations of sexual misconduct .CHARLESTON, W.VA.Man killed by West Virginia deputies held paint sprayerAuthorities in West Virginia say a man who was fatally shot by deputies sev-eral days earlier was holding a paint spray gun and not a firearm.The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Monongalia County Sheriffs Office said Friday that Randall Beymer threatened the deputies with a black paint can gun.Ž Dep-uties described the sprayer as having a pistol-type grip and a trigger assembly that closely resembled a handgun.ŽThe sheriffs office said five deputies are on administrative leave as an internal investigation continues.The office released its first statement last Sunday, a day after the shooting. SANAA, YEMENFighting outside Yemeni capital kills 55, wounds dozensYemeni medical officials say fighting outside the capi-tal between Shiite rebels and forces loyal to an internation-ally recognized government has killed more than 55 people on both sides.The officials said Saturday that the clashes took place in Nihm district, about 30 miles northeast of the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. Dozens were also wounded over the past 24 hours, they added.They also said fighting killed at least 25 people on both sides along Yemens west coast .The rebels, known as Houthis, seized Sanaa in September 2014 after they drove out the government of President Abed Rabbo Man-sour Hadi.PARISTwo Spanish skiers killed in avalanche in French Pyrenees Two Spanish skiers died Sat-urday after being swept away by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees, authorities said.The prefecture in the southwestern Hautes-Pyre-nees region said the two men were part of a group of four Spanish tourists and a guide who were doing backcountry skiing Saturday in an off-piste area in Aragnouet, near the Spanish border.Myriel Porteous, an official with the prefecture, told The Associated Press an investigation has been opened to examine what set off the avalanche. She said two women and the Spanish guide managed to get out of the avalanche on their own. The Associated PressA worker at a Ukrainian gas station Volovets controls a valve, Oct. 2015 in western Ukraine. Russias state natural gas monopoly Gazprom said Saturday it is beginning efforts to end its contract to supply gas to Ukraine, raising concerns about downstream gas supply to European countries. Much of Russias gas to Europe is shipped via Ukraines pipeline system. A gas dispute in 2009 signi“ cantly cut supplies to Europe in frigid winter weather. [PAVLO PALAMARCHUK/AP FILE]VATICAN CITYAn exterior view of the of“ ces of the Vatican bank IOR in Vatican City. Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than $62 million from real estate sales. The trial of Angelo Caloia and his lawyer is due to begin March 15. They deny wrongdoing. A third suspect died while under investigation. [DOMENICO STINELLIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]LOS ANGELESColumbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations The Emoji MovieŽ has received Hollywoods most famous frown, the Razzie Award, for worst picture of 2017, making it the “ rst animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor. The “ lm landed four of the 10 Razzies given out this year, also taking worst screenplay, worst director, and worst screen combo, which was given to any two obnoxious emojisŽ from the movie. [SONY PICTURES ANIMATION VIA AP FILE]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 A5Scandalized former Senate candidate: My resources have been depletedBy Eli RosenbergThe Washington PostEmbattled former Senate candidate Roy Moore is making a public plea for help paying the legal fees he faces defending himself from a lawsuit brought by the Alabama woman who says he touched her sexually when she was 14 years old.In a statement posted on his Senate campaigns Facebook page, the Repub-lican former judge made the ask in a grievance-filled note, saying he faced a vicious attack from lawyers in Washington D.C. and San Francisco who have hired one of the biggest firms in Birmingham Alabama to bring another legal action against me.ŽMy resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet,Ž Moore wrote, saying his legal fees could exceed $100,000. I have had to establish a legal-defense fund, anything you give will be appreciated.ŽLeigh Corfman filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore in January, part of an emerging legal strategy of litigating sexual misconduct claims through civil lawsuits when the statute of limitations has expired for criminal charges.In November, Corfman told The Washington Post that Moore took her to his house, undressed her and touched her sexually when he was a 32-year-old district attorney in 1979, and she was 14. The accusations shook up the Senate race in the deep-red state, and helped catapult it to wide national attention. Moore vigorously defended him-self against the accusations, maintaining that he was the victim of a conspiracy by liberal groups, mainstream media organizations and others. Corfman claims some of the statements he made defamed her.These statements include calling Corfmans accusations politically motivated,Ž completely falseŽ and malicious.Ž He also told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had never met Corfman.Corfman is not seeking financial compensation in the case beyond its legal costs, her lawyer has said. Instead, she is asking for a judgment, an apology from Moore and a ban to ensure he doesnt publicly attack her again.Moore, who refused to concede his loss to his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, continued his campaign argument on Thursday.The liberal media, in association with some who want to destroy our Coun-try,Ž he wrote, are doing everything they can to stop me.Gays, lesbians, and transgenders have joined forces with those who believe in abortion, sodomy, and destruction of all that we hold dear. Unless we stand together we will lose our Country.ŽHe said Christians can no longer afford to remain silent in these perilous times,Ž taking aim at covetous,Ž unthankful,Ž unholyŽ and inconti-nent,Ž lovers of pleasure.ŽWhen I stood to bring these values and truths to Washington D. C. I was forced to fight the Washington establishment, the Republican Party, the Democrat Party, the ultra-liberal media and people such as George Soros, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others who fear the truth,Ž he wrote. Please help me fight this battle for the heart and soul of this Nation. Your financial contribution to my legal defense fund is crucial.ŽA website he had set up to raise money had secured about $32,000 of a $250,000 goal. A list included on the site, presumably meant to include organizations he was fighting against, included Soros, the frequent target of conservative conspiracy theories; lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents a woman who accused Moore of groping her when she was 16 years old; the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; and The Washington Post.Roy Moore issues plea for moneyDefeated Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has issued a plea for monetary donations as he faces a sexual misconduct lawsuit. [LUKE SHARRETT/BLOOMBERG]


** A6 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldAnalysis by Dan BalzThe Washington PostPresident Donald Trump continues to define the political conversation of the country with tweet blasts, public statements and often-alarming reports of his behindthe-scenes behavior and moods. But two groups of voters „ women and young people „ will define the politics of this year and likely 2020 as well.These are the voters who stand most apart from the president and who are most at odds with many of the priorities he has advanced in office. Their opposition and their energy will determine the level of losses Republicans suffer in the November midterm elections. Come 2020, they are likely to determine whether the president wins a second term, should he decide to seek re-election.There has long been a gender gap in politics, with women more supportive of Democratic candidates in comparison to men. In the latest Gallup Poll tracking of the president's perfor-mance, 44 percent of men give Trump a positive rating compared to just 31 percent of women.But there is something materially different about the gap between men and women when it comes to judging this president that polls alone cannot fully capture. Many women have a visceral and negative reaction to Trump, and it has changed little during his time in office. They appear less forgiving of the president than many men are.This was true when Trump was a candidate, and women have led the resistance since the start of his presidency, beginning when huge numbers of women turned out for marches in Washington and around the country the day after his inauguration.In a year in which reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment by prominent men have led to a powerful #MeToo movement, the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the president „ including a $130,000 payment by his personal lawyer to a porn star with whom he was alleged to have had an affair „ have helped widen the gap further between Trump and many female voters.Trump's deficit among college-educated women is especially serious. At the one-year mark in his pres-idency, the Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 71 percent of white college-educated women disapproved of Trump's job performance, with 61 percent of them saying they strongly disapproved.Among white women without college degrees, a group in which Trump has consistently enjoyed more support, half said they disapproved of his job performance and 44 percent said they strongly disapproved.For both groups of women, the assessment of the president was mark-edly more negative than among comparable groups of men.But there is a big ques-tion mark about what will happen in the upcoming midterm elections, and that is the issue of just who will show up to vote. Trump's success in 2016 owed in part to the fact that non-college-edu-cated voters, both women and men, turned out in greater numbers than did those with college degrees.If that's the case again this year, then Democrats could fall short of their expectations. But if the anti-Trump sentiment propels significantly more college-educated women to vote, then Republicans will likely suffer significant losses. So far there appears to be more energy among those most intensely opposed to Trump, a con-trast to sentiments that shaped the 2016 electorate.Polling has sometimes been a misleading indica-tor of who will actually vote, and exit polls have turned out to be unreliable on who actually showed up. The 2016 exit polls badly misstated the composition of the electorate, based on education levels-overstating the percentage of voters with college degrees and understating the percentage without degrees.The online polling firm SurveyMonkey cast doubt on the exit poll findings shortly after the election, highlighting the degree to which non-col-lege voters outnumbered college-educated voters. Subsequent analyses, including from the Pew Research Center and the Census Bureau, also showed the same thing.Given the issues that have risen to prominence early in this election year „ school safety and guns „ along with the continuing focus on sexual miscon-duct in the workplace and elsewhere, women could be more motivated to turn out, especially women in suburban districts that will play a big role in deciding who controls the House next January.Last month's school shooting in Parkland and the public visibility and lobbying activity by high school students since has again highlighted the potentially important role that young voters could play this November and beyond. They are an increasingly impor-tant part of the electorate, with the one big caveat being whether they will turn out to vote. Often, young voters haven't turned out in numbers that matched their share of the population.Evidence continues to accumulate highlighting the degree to which the attitudes of younger voters differ from those of older Americans, especially on cultural and social issues. A new Pew study finds that the two youngest groups of voters „ millennials and Gen Xers „ have markedly different attitudes than among the two oldest groups „ baby boomers and those in the "silent" generation „ and the gap is wider than ever.Women, young voters likely will decide 2018 electionsA demonstrator holds a sign that reads Resist Persist VoteŽ while listening to speakers at Grand Park during the second annual Womens March Los Angeles on Jan. 20. [DANIA MAXWELL/AP]


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** A10 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Philip Marcelo and Dave CollinsThe Associated PressBOSTON „ People along the Northeast coast braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday even as the powerful storm that inundated roads, snapped trees and knocked out power to more than 2 mil-lion homes and businesses moved hundreds of miles out to sea.Areas from Maryland to Maine remained under flood warnings. Officials in eastern Massachusetts, where dozens of people were rescued from high waters overnight, warned of another round of flood-ing during high tides expected around noon.As Saturdays midday high tide arrived, heavy surf crashed into the cliffs along Cape Cod Bay in Bourne, Massachusetts, drawing dozens of onlookers to watch churning brown waves take big bites out of the eroding coastline.Weve been here a long time and weve never seen it as bad as this,Ž said Alex Barmashi, who lives in the hard-hit village of Saga-more Beach.Up the coast in Scitu-ate, Massachusetts, Becky Smith watched as ocean waters started to fill up a nearby marinas parking lot from her vantage point at the Barker Tavern, a restaurant overlooking the harbor.It looks like a war zone,Ž she said, describing the scene in the coastal town near Boston where power-ful waves dumped sand and rubble on roads and winds uprooted massive trees. Its a lot of debris, big rocks and pieces of wood littering the streets.ŽResidents in other coastal areas, meanwhile, bailed out basements and surveyed the damage while waiting for power to be restored, a process that power companies warned could take days in parts. More than 2 million homes and businesses remained without power Saturday.The rest of today will be clean up,Ž said Miles Grant, after he secured a generator to run a pump to remove standing water from his basement in Marion, Massachusetts. Usually when you think of bad weather in New England, you think of snow. But its been all wind and coastal flooding.ŽAuthorities on Saturday reported two more deaths from the storm, bringing the total to at least seven in the Northeast. A 25-year-old man in Connecticut and a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man were killed when trees fell on their cars Friday.The other five people killed included two children. A man and a 6-year-old boy were killed in different parts of Virginia, while an 11-year-old boy in New York state and a man in Rhode Island, both died. A 77-year-old woman died after being struck by a branch outside her home near Baltimore.The National Weather Service expected wind gusts of up to 40 mph (64 kph) in coastal areas Sat-urday, down from Fridays hurricane-force gusts. The primary remaining hazard is all the floodwater including the effects of the high tide with the continued onshore flow of the wind,Ž said Patrick Burke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. The damag-ing winds we saw yesterday have calmed down just a bit. But its still going to be a windy day.ŽBurke said the main part of the storm was about 350 miles (560 kilometers) southeast of Cape Cod on Saturday morning. With the storm so far away, the lingering hazards showed how powerful and massive it is, he said.More ooding expected as deadly noreaster moves onA large wave crashes into a seawall on Saturday in Winthrop, Mass., a day after a noreaster pounded the Atlantic coast. [MICHAEL DWYER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** A12 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Maria ChengThe Associated PressLONDON „ While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people dont get vaccinated.Measles is still a bigger problem across parts of Africa and Asia, where out-breaks can be particularly devastating in malnour-ished children or those with other illnesses like tubercu-losis or AIDS. Most of the 89,000 measles deaths in the world each year are in developing countries.In Europe, there were more than 21,000 cases of measles and 35 deaths last year, a fourfold increase in cases compared to the pre-vious year. With more than 5,000 cases each, Romania and Italy had the biggest epidemics „ and the drive to vaccinate children against measles has even become a leading issue in Italys gen-eral election on Sunday.A look at some of the hurdles slowing efforts to stop the spread of this preventable disease: Why does measles spread so fast?Measles is among the worlds most contagious diseases. The virus is spread in the air through coughing or sneezing.It can be prevented with a vaccine thats been in use since the 1960s. Health officials say that vaccination rates of at least 95 percent are needed to pre-vent epidemics.In some regions of Italy, the rate is about 85 percent, one of the lowest in Europe. Epidemics have also emerged in countries including Ukraine, Greece and Romania, where officials have noted declines in overall vaccination coverage, problems with the vaccine supply and poor dis-ease surveillance systems. Why is Europe a hotbed for measles?Vaccine skepticism remains high in many parts of Europe after past immunization problems.In France, a national hepatitis B vaccination campaign that was suspended in 1998 amid concerns of bad side effects led to widespread wariness of immunizations.And during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, numerous European crit-ics alleged that the push for swine flu vaccinations was the result of drugmakers undue influ-ence on the World Health Organization.A 2016 global survey of vaccine confidence led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found Europe to be the region that was least confident in vaccine safety. Why is the vaccine controversial?In 1998, British researcher Dr. Andrew Wakefield published a paper in the medical jour-nal Lancet suggesting a link between the combo measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and autism.No other studies have found any connection. The paper was later retracted, 10 of its co-authors renounced its conclusions and Wakefield was stripped of his license to practice medicine in the U.K. after officials found him guilty of serious pro-fessional misconduct.ŽAfter the paper was published, however, vac-cination rates dropped in Britain, the U.S. and else-where, leading to years of measles epidemics across Europe. In the U.K., at least a dozen medical associations including the Royal College of Physicians have issued statements verifying the safety of the MMR vaccine. How e ective is the vaccine?A full dose of the MMR vaccine, a standard compo-nent of routine childhood immunization in many countries, is believed to be about 97 percent effective at preventing measles.Measles typically begins with a high fever and also causes a rash on the face and neck. While most people who get measles recover, its one of the leading causes of death among young children, according to the WHO.Serious complications, including blindness and a swelling of the brain, are more common in young children and adults over age 30. Through vaccina-tion programs, measles has been eliminated in the Americas and many other countries have pledged to stop the diseases spread by 2020. How can vaccination rates be increased?One strategy is to make immunization against certain diseases legally mandatory and not allow children to attend school unless they can show proof of vaccination.Italy recently introduced a new law requiring parents to vaccinate their children against measles and nine other childhood diseases. Romania also passed a similar bill, including hefty fines for parents who didnt vaccinate their children.Similar laws exist else-where: after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in California, the U.S. state changed its laws to make it more difficult for parents to have their children opt out of being vaccinated. That ulti-mately led to higher rates of vaccination.Why Europe still has many measles outbreaksA sign at the specialty clinic at Childrens Minnesota in Minneapolis, alerts patients to a measles outbreak in the area. While parts of the world have all but banished measles, Europe is still getting hit with large outbreaks where some people dont get vaccinated. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


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** A14 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Caitlin DeweyThe Washington PostIt may be years before consumers can buy burgers grown in labs or tenderloins cultured in test tubes. But as investors pour funds into the so-called clean meat industry, beef producers are petitioning regulators to ensure the new products cant bear meatŽ or beefŽ labels.Beef producers say such labels risk obscuring the origins of these new prod-ucts „ meats that are grown from cell cultures in a lab, not on animals. And while producers claim they arent concerned about future competition, the names these products carry could ultimately determine their success.Clean meatŽ has a certain ring to it, after all. Lab-grown cultured meat productŽ sounds like a cousin of pink slime. Its the reason beef producers and clean meat advocates are committed to a longterm battle over the terms used to describe cultured meat, and how those terms are defined.We are very concerned about truthful labeling,Ž said Lia Biondo, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Cattlemens Association. Our members want to give consumers all of the information they need to make decisions.ŽBiondos group is not alone in this, though it did fire the first shots in the clean meat wars. Last month, the Cattlemens Association filed a petition asking the Agriculture Department to prevent cultured and plant-based meat companies from using the terms beefŽ and meat.Ž While USDA has acknowledged the petition, it could be years before the agency responds formally, if they respond at all.Separately, the National Cattlemens Beef Association, a larger industry group, has begun meeting with the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration to discuss the regulation of cultured meat and future product labels.The organization is concerned not only about use of the term clean meatŽ but about the potential use of USDA quality seals and the disclosure of the fact that cultured meat products dont come from conventional animals, said Danielle Beck, NCBAs director of governmental affairs. Beef producers dont want consumers to get the impression that cultured meat undergoes the same food safety and quality inspections as conventional beef, Beck added.Both organizations are reacting to the rapid growth of a handful of buzzy, well-funded start-ups seeking to clone meat from animal tissue samples. While the field is still small, recent investments by the bigmeat firms Tyson and Cargill have solidified the impression that it could become a major force, pro-pelled by growing concerns about the environmental costs of animal agriculture.Beef producers say they are worried consumers will not fully understand the difference between their products and those of their new competitors.The leading meat alternatives currently on the market, such as Beyond Meats Beyond Burger and Impossible Foods Impossible Burger, typically use terms such as plantbased.Ž Those products, which use isolated plant proteins to mimic beef, are essentially the second generation of the soyand bean-based veggie burgers that became popular in the 1980s and 90s.Cultured meat will go one step further still, and its unclear how those products will brand and differentiate themselves. Ranchers already have begun bristling at the aggressive branding of clean meatŽ over cul-turedŽ or lab-grownŽ meat that more clearly declare its products origins.We have a big problem with that,Ž said Beck, of the NCBA. It implies something negative about our own product, and we dont believe that has a basis in science or fact.ŽBut clean meatŽ has no intention of giving up its name, said Jessica Almy, the policy director at the Good Food Institute, which advocates for alternatives to conventional animal meat. Almy argues that regula-tors dont have the power to selectively regulate the use of common food names. And even if they did, she added, theres no compelling reason to do so here, since theres not yet any evidence that consumers feel deceived by the use of words like meatŽ and beefŽ to describe lab-grown proteins.The term clean meat, in particular, is intended to communicate the environ-mental benefits of cultured meat products, Almy said.I think the Cattlemens Association should face the competition head on,Ž she said. If they really believe in their product, they should let consumers decide in the marketplace for themselves.Ž Of course, the name thats eventually given to clean meatŽ could have a dramatic effect on its performance in the market „ a fact that is not lost on cattle ranchers. Food label disclosures always carry a cost for someone, said Glynn Tonsor, a Kansas State agricultural economist.Ranchers, tech start-ups spar over meaning of meatCows stands at a dairy farm. Cattle ranchers and tech companies aiming for cloned and genetically based meat are engaged in a war of words over what the products should be labeled. [CHRISTINNE MUSCHI/BLOOMBERG]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 A15The Paul FarhiThe Washington PostMedia entrepreneur Steven Brill thinks theres something missing from all the efforts to separate fake news from the real kind: Some smart and discern-ing humans. Faced with the waves of misand disinformation lapping up on social media, Brill is proposing to apply some reader-beware labels to internet news sources. His idea: a series of ratings, as determined by teams of independent journalists, that would enable readers to understand where their news „ or newsŽ „ is coming from.Brill, a veteran journalist and founder of American Lawyer, Court TV and the late Brills Content maga-zine, has turned the idea into a fledgling company. NewsGuard is backed by about $6 million in ven-ture funds from the likes of Publicis Groupe, a multi-national ad agency and the Knight Foundation, which has launched many jour-nalism initiatives.As Brill and his busi-ness partner, former Wall Street Journal publisher and columnist Gordon Crovitz, describe it, the New York-based company aims to assign a reliabil-ityŽ rating „ green, yellow or red „ to some 7,500 sources of online news, based on an assessment by its teams of journalists. The rating would cover each sites overall track record as a news purveyor. It wouldnt apply to any specific article or journalist.The ratings (green for generally trustworthy ones, yellow for the consistently biased or inaccurate and red for a deliberately deceptive site) would be supplemented by what Brill and Crovitz call nutrition labelsŽ „ a longer description of each sites history, journalistic track record and ownership. The information would enable a reader to learn instantly that, say, a popular news site such as is a Kremlinfunded adjunct of the Russian government.If platformŽ giants such as Facebook and Google play ball „ and so far NewsGuard has no commitment that they will „ these assessments would be incorporated in search results, on YouTube videos and on the Facebook or Twitter post-ings that share the articles. Alternatively, individual users may someday be able to add a plug-in that would display ratings for each news site they accessed. The Good-Housekeeping-type seals hold out the promise of appealing to marketers and ad agen-cies „ hence, Publicis involvement „ in that they could be used to form a whitelistŽ of approved sites to keep advertisers from linking their brands to toxic content.Our goal isnt necessarily to stop [fake news] but to arm people with some basic information when theyre about to read or share stuff,Ž Brill said. Were not trying to block anything.ŽIdeally, he said, a user encountering, say, the website Whatisfracking. com in a Google search would quickly learn that the site is funded by a vested interest, the Ameri-can Petroleum Institute. It would also instantly flag as fake newsŽ a site such as the Denver Guardian, which posted a bogus story about Hillary Clinton that was viewed by about 1.6 million people during the late stages of the 2016 president.NewsGuard aims to roll out its system in time for the midterm elections later this year, but Brill and Crovitz acknowledge they have their work cut out for them. Thus far, the ven-ture has assessed and rated only about 100 of the 7,500 sites it hopes to tackle.The project also faces head winds from the plat-forms that would figure to be its largest potential customers „ most of which have undertaken their own media-rating initiatives amid the public and government outcry over fake news. Google, for example, adjusted its search algorithms last summer to push down low-qualityŽ content, such as Holocaust-denial pages.Facebook, Google, Bing and Twitter have also partnered with a nonprofit venture titled the Trust Project that adds stan-dardized disclosures from news publishers about the news outlets ethics and standards (The Washing-ton Post is a participant in this initiative). And Facebook has an ongoing fact-checking project, although Google recently suspended its own amid complaints of bias from conservative news outlets.Despite NewsGuards ambitious approach to mapping the news and fake-news universe „ Brill estimates the 7,500 or so sites it has zeroed in on account for about 98 percent of the news content seen by Americans „ no single assessment or score can really cover everything a news organization pro-duces. Quality and expertise within a news organization varies; what the news department produces might be very different from what the opinion department turns out. One rating might not fit all.Still, Brill said technol-ogy cant do what humans can, such as pointing out what interests are really behind a popular website. Whatever algo-rithms Google has, its not workingŽ to defeat the fake-news scourge, he said.NewsGuards initial team of journalists includes Brill, Crovitz and executive editor James Warren, the former man-aging editor of the Chicago Tribune; and managing editor Eric Effron, formerly of Reuters, The Week, and Legal Times. Brill said he expects to hire three or four dozenŽ staffers and freelancers.New venture aims to take on fake news with ratingsA supporter holds up a Fake NewsŽ book while Kayla Moore, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a press conference in Montgomery, Ala. [BRYNN ANDERSON/AP FILE]


** A16 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Lisa MascaroThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Repub-licans in Congress have learned to ignore President Donald Trumps policy whims, knowing whatever he says one day on guns, immi-gration or other complicated issues could very well change by the next.But Trumps decision to seek steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has provoked rarely seen urgency among Republicans, now scrambling to convince the president that he would spark a trade war that could stall the economys recent gains if he doesnt reverse course.The issue pits Trumps populist promises to his voters against the partys free trade orthodoxy and the interests of business leaders. Unlike recent immigration and gun policy changes that require legislation, Trump can alter trade policy by executive action. That intensifies the pressure on Republican lawmakers to change his mind before he gives his final approval for the penalties as early as this coming week.Trump on Saturday showed no sign of backing away, threatening on Twitter to impose a tax on cars made in Europe if the European Union responds to the tariffs by taxing American goods. He also railed about very stupidŽ trade deals by ear-lier administrations and said other countries laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!ŽHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called Trump after the presidents surprise announcement, and contin-ues to hope the White House will reconsider the decision. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and others have offered the president their own private counsel. Some are appealing to his desire for a robust stock market and warning that the trade penalties could unravel some of the gains they attribute to the tax bill he signed last year.Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, tried one of the most direct lines that lawmakers have to the White House: talking to Trump through cable TV news.The president has not yet issued these tariffs,Ž Brady told Fox News on Thursday, hours after Trump announced the tariff targets. Hes been continuing to listen.ŽListening to various view-points, though, has never been the gripe against Trump.Unlike President Barack Obama, who often irked lawmakers for lecturing them during meetings, Trump retains a level of popularity among Capitol Hill Republi-cans in part because hes more than happy to invite lawmakers in and hear them out.But problems have arisen when members of the legislative branch leave the White House under the impression Trump was on their side „ or at least willing to consider their views „ only to find out later that his support drifted away.The dynamic played out repeatedly during last years health care debate over replacing the Affordable Care Act. This past week, Trump publicly belittled a modest gun background check bill from the second-ranking GOP Senate leader, John Cornyn of Texas, during a televised White House meet-ing. Democrats appeared giddy with the presidents praise of gun control propos-als, while Republicans fumed.I love the president, but people disagree sometimes,Ž said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.True to form, Trumps flirtations with gun control showed signs of subsiding by weeks end. A day after his meeting with lawmakers, the president tweeted that he had a Good (Great!) meetingŽ in the Oval Office with the National Rifle Association. The gun lobbys executive director also tweeted afterward that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence dont want gun control.ŽIts unclear what gun con-trol measures, if any, Trump may endorse. But his back-and-forth on the matter was reminiscent of his waffling on immigration this year.Earlier this year, with a government shutdown looming, Trump welcomed lawmakers for a meeting at the White House to discuss immigration law changes. During the televised session, he told them he would take the political heatŽ and sign into law whatever Congress could agree to pass.Two days later, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., dashed to the White House to present their bipartisan agreement. But the session ended in heated exchanges after Trump rejected the bill and used crude language to question why the U.S. would want to welcome immigrants from Africa and some other nations.Lets talk about two Trumps „ the Tuesday Trump and the Thursday Trump,Ž Graham said later during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Tuesday we had a president that I was proud to golf with, call my friend.ŽI dont know where that guy went. I want him back,Ž Graham said.Republicans, who hold a majority in the House and Senate, have largely learned to take these setbacks in stride. They all but shrug off the presidents policy pivots, just as Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., often decline to comment on the Trump tweet of the day.But on trade tariffs, Repub-licans say the stakes are too high for them to sit back and wait for Trump to change his mind. Indeed, their relentless public condemnation of the tariffs was notably sharper than their typical handling of the presidents policy whims.Not wise, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. A big mis-take,Ž said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn. Kooky,Ž said Sasse.Trump, after the White Houses own internal deliber-ations, proposed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum. That quickly sparked global warn-ings of retaliation and left the financial markets reeling.Republican lawmakers, and some outside groups, want Trump to at least consider a more targeted approach, or exemptions for countries that engage in what they view as fair trade practices.Were all urging the president, look, continue to narrow this to these unfairly targeted products,Ž Brady said.Tari talk provokes urgencySen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters as he arrives at the of“ ce of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is moderating bipartisan negotiations on immigration, Jan. 25 at the Capitol in Washington. [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] GOP scrambles into action a er president announces steep charges on steel and aluminum imports


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 A17By Denise LavoieThe Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. „ Before Jesse Matthew killed 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say he left a trail of DNA evidence linking him to a 2005 rape and the 2009 slaying of another female student.That link could have been uncovered when Matthew was convicted of trespassing in 2010, but authorities didnt take a DNA sample. Virginia law didnt call for it.For Sue Graham, thats one of the most painful aspects of her daughters slaying: know-ing that her killer could have been locked up and unable to prey on her if only police had been able to take that DNA sample.Graham and her husband, John, have been lobbying Virginia lawmakers to add tres-passing and several other misdemeanors to the list of crimes that trigger mandatory DNA collection. Its part of a nationwide movement to expand DNA databanks by including misdemeanors ranging from shoplifting to trespassing to destruction of property.Currently, 42 states and the District of Columbia collect DNA for certain sexual misde-meanor convictions. At least 26 states, including Virginia, col-lect DNA for a limited number of non-sexual misdemeanors. Three states „ New York, Wisconsin and Utah „ col-lect DNA for large numbers of misdemeanors.Had police swabbed the inside of Matthews cheek after his trespassing conviction, that DNA sample could have con-nected him to the 2009 slaying of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Her case remained a mystery for years, until Matthew was charged with killing Graham. Matthew pleaded guilty to the two slayings in 2016.He was flying under the radar. Had his DNA been tested in 2010, he would have been convicted of those offenses, and I have no doubt Hannah would be alive today,Ž Sue Graham said. Its a hard thing to have to acknowledge.ŽProponents of increasing the number of crimes requiring DNA samples say its simple logic: more samples mean more likely hitsŽ „ matches of DNA left at crime scenes to samples in a databank „ and more crimes solved or prevented.But opponents say making DNA samples mandatory for crimes as minor as shoplifting or trespassing is going too far.We have the highest degree of sympathy for anyone whos lost a loved one through a violent crime, but subjecting hundreds of thousands of people to law enforcement scrutiny who havent com-mitted that kind of offense and never will is a problem,Ž said Bill Farrar, a spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia.In 1989, Virginia became the first state in the nation to require certain offenders to give DNA samples for a databank. The state has added offenses, and the number of samples in the databank had grown to about 441,500 by the end of June 2017.Virginia law already requires DNA collection upon convic-tion for 14 misdemeanors, most related to sexual offenses. Two pending bills would add up to seven more, including: assault and battery; assault and battery against a family or household member; trespassing; conceal-ing merchandise; destruction of property; obstruction of jus-tice; and the theft of property valued at less than $200.In New York, authorities began collecting DNA in 1996, initially only from people con-victed of homicide and some sex offenses. In 2012, the state created an all crimesŽ databank, requiring DNA samples from anyone convicted of all felonies and more than 200 misdemeanors. DNA samples taken because of the expansion have produced nearly 1,800 investigative leads. Of those, 95 were linked to homicides, according to the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services. Spokeswoman Janine Kava said the agency does not track how many of those leads resulted in arrests or convictions.Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, said the expanded databank has benefited crime victims and defendants.DNA helps exonerate the innocent, holds offenders accountable, prevents future crimes, provides justice for survivors, and helps solve crimes „ especially cold cases that have been unresolved for decades,Ž Aborn said.Since Virginia began adding misdemeanors to its databank in 2012, there had been 26 hits as a result of misdemeanor conviction samples, as of November 2017. The first hit in 2016 was linked to a sex offense case from 1997. Most of the hits have helped solve burglary and larceny convictions.Del. David Toscano, chief sponsor of a bill that would add three new misdemeanors to Virginias databank, said Hannah Grahams murder has been a driving factor.DNA has proven to be a very powerful tool to help people who might have been unjustly convicted. In the aftermath of the Hannah Graham case, you realize that the power of DNA can also help convict people who are guilty before they commit a subsequent offense,Ž Toscano said.But the ACLU says collect-ing DNA for minor crimes is an invasion of privacy.What is the right of the gov-ernment to keep your personal information? ... Its unconsti-tutional,Ž Ferrar said.Va. leads push to expand DNA databankJohn Graham, left, and his wife Sue Graham, pose in the hallway leading to the Speakers of“ ce in the General Assembly Building, Jan. 2017 in Richmond, Va. [BOB BROWN/RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATE AREA BRIEFS | B2DOUBLE FATAL COLLISIONFHP: Both drivers dead a er State 22 wreck FRIDAYS NUMBERSFLORIDA LOTTERYThese Florida lotteries were drawn Friday. Pick 2 (a ernoon): 4-6 Pick 2 (evening): 7-2 Pick 3 (a ernoon): 0-1-9 Pick 3 (evening): 1-2-2 Pick 4 (a ernoon): 4-06-7 Pick 4 (evening): 3-3-8-2 Pick 5 (a ernoon): 9-31-7-1 Pick 5 (evening): 3-3-19-9 Fantasy 5: 1-8-25-26-29 Lucky Money: 2-13-2647-3 Mega Millions: 24-28-4260-64-8-x4 By Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comPARKER „ Police have arrested a Bay County couple after reportedly arriving at their home to find drugs and animal feces throughout the residence, including on the furniture, countertops and where their children slept. Cassady Clifton, 30, and Sean Morgan, 28, appeared in court Friday on child neglect and methamphetamine-related charges. The Parker Police Department reported offi-cers arrested the couple after going to their Arrow Street home to check on the children with investigators from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Once there, officers reported discovering unfit living conditions for the children and narcotics.Police: Children living with feces, narcoticsClifton Morgan 4 new scholarships o ered for students with associates degreesBy Eryn Dion747-5069 | @PCNHErynDion edion@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ Vic-toria Bottorf almost missed the call that would allow her to graduate with her bach-elors degree debt-free.She didnt recognize the number, she joked a few days later at a press conference at Florida State University Panama City. In her driveway, she checked her voicemail and found out she would be one of the first recipients of a new batch of scholarships being offered at the university for transfer students.FSU PC announces transfer scholarshipsLawmakers take up school safety, gun control, mental healthBy Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ The Florida Senate spent hours debating a bill to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases in a rare Saturday session that often turned into a debate on gun control and letting teachers carry guns in the aftermath of last month's Parkland school shootings.Seven hours into the ses-sion, the Senate had only gone through roughly half of about 50 amendments to the 100-page bill. Dem-ocratic proposals to ban assault rifles and largecapacity magazines were rejected, as was a Democratic proposal to strip language from the bill that would create a program to arm teachers who have gone through law-enforcement training if school districts choose to take part in the so-called marshal plan.The Senate began the session at 10 a.m. and was originally supposed to wrap up discussion by 1 p.m. But senators extended the ses-sion to 9 p.m. A final vote on the bill won't be held until Monday.It was clear senators were divided on the bill, and not just on party lines. While crafted by Republi-cans, some GOP senators still opposed it because they don't agree with rais-ing the minimum age to guy a rifle from 18 to 21 or requiring a waiting period to buy the weapons.Senate split in all-day sessionO cers: Fewer medical calls, easier access a er Spring Break lawsBy Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY BEACH „ With the first weekend of Spring Break underway, officers were off to a busy start Saturday enforcing the alcohol ban and responding to emergencies.March signals the annual migration to Panama City Beach of college-aged visitors. It also ushers in month-long laws, includ-ing the ban of alcohol on the beach sand. But on top of patrolling for people violating the Spring Break ordinances, officers also respond to more ordinary emergency situations that once were much more abundant and difficult to work.While yellow flags fluttered overhead in the breeze, Bay County sher-iffs deputies early Saturday responded to a water rescue after a 5-year-old was blown about 500 yards out to sea while aboard a raft. A di erent ball game nowBay County Sheriffs Of“ ce Lt. Steve Nagy drives past people playing lacrosse as he patrols Panama City Beach on Saturday. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Bay County Sheriffs Department Lt. Steve Nagy checks on a man who is being transported to jail, while two men arrested for alcohol possession on the sandy beach are given their socks and shoes at the BCSO mobile command post on Saturday. See BEACH, B4Florida State University Panama City is offering four new scholarships to transfer students to help pave the way for students with associates degrees to complete a four-year program. [NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTO] See SESSION, B5 See STUDENT, B4 See NEGLECT, B4


** B2 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald WEATHER 6 a.m Noon6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 72/54 72/55 72/46 71/55 71/57 71/46 70/43 70/41 68/37 66/36 71/41 71/44 71/40 72/50 71/52 72/50 70/37 72/5171/6277/5166/4463/43Partly sunny and comfortable A shower and thunderstorm around Periods of clouds and sunshine Plenty of sunshine7248696251Winds: SSE 6-12 mph Winds: SW 10-20 mph Winds: NW 8-16 mph Winds: NW 8-16 mph Winds: NNE 6-12 mphBlountstown 9.05 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 8.62 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 35.15 ft. 42 ft. Century 10.28 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 32.62 ft. 29 ft. Through 7 a.m. Sat.Apalachicola 5:08a 11:44a 5:31p 11:59p Destin 12:44a 7:20a 12:49p 7:38p West Pass 4:41a 11:17a 5:04p 11:32p Panama City 12:31a 6:38a 12:55p 6:35p Port St. Joe 1:49a 5:36a 8:49a 11:18a Okaloosa Island 11:22a 6:26a --6:44p Milton 2:57a 9:41a 3:02p 9:59p East Bay 2:01a 9:11a 2:06p 9:29p Pensacola 1:17a 7:54a 1:22p 8:12p Fishing Bend 1:58a 8:45a 2:03p 9:03p The Narrows 2:54a 10:45a 2:59p 11:03p Carrabelle 3:43a 9:31a 4:06p 9:46pForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018LastNewFirstFull Mar 9Mar 17Mar 24Mar 31Sunrise today ........... 6:05 a.m. Sunset tonight .......... 5:43 p.m. Moonrise today ........ 8:40 p.m. Moonset today ......... 7:57 a.m. Today Mon. Today Mon.Clearwater 74/54/s 74/60/pc Daytona Beach 66/49/s 71/54/s Ft. Lauderdale 75/60/s 75/63/s Gainesville 70/38/s 73/47/s Jacksonville 66/39/s 71/50/s Jupiter 73/59/s 74/58/s Key Largo 74/62/s 74/65/s Key West 73/63/s 74/67/s Lake City 69/35/s 72/43/s Lakeland 74/44/s 76/51/s Melbourne 71/57/s 74/59/s Miami 76/58/s 77/62/s Naples 77/54/s 77/60/pc Ocala 71/40/s 74/48/s Okeechobee 72/47/s 75/52/s Orlando 73/46/s 76/53/s Palm Beach 73/61/s 74/61/s Tampa 75/52/s 75/59/pc Today Mon. Today Mon.Baghdad 82/58/pc 83/61/s Berlin 38/27/c 48/27/pc Bermuda 67/60/sh 63/58/sh Hong Kong 77/70/t 77/66/pc Jerusalem 72/53/s 73/55/s Kabul 57/33/pc 57/32/s London 47/41/sh 51/40/r Madrid 57/42/r 50/38/r Mexico City 80/53/pc 79/53/pc Montreal 36/26/sf 37/23/c Nassau 79/63/pc 79/64/pc Paris 48/37/r 54/39/c Rome 57/47/c 57/47/sh Tokyo 65/56/s 65/44/r Toronto 36/18/s 37/23/s Vancouver 45/33/pc 45/32/c Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 65/26/s 53/26/s Anchorage 27/17/pc 28/14/pc Atlanta 65/43/s 63/50/pc Baltimore 48/25/s 45/25/s Birmingham 69/47/s 64/51/sh Boston 42/33/pc 41/30/sn Charlotte 61/34/s 59/44/pc Chicago 48/32/s 45/34/r Cincinnati 49/29/s 49/37/pc Cleveland 37/22/s 38/31/pc Dallas 69/62/sh 70/43/pc Denver 63/24/pc 45/20/pc Detroit 41/23/s 37/29/pc Honolulu 84/70/pc 82/69/pc Houston 77/68/c 78/55/t Indianapolis 51/31/s 46/34/pc Kansas City 54/47/c 54/32/pc Las Vegas 58/39/s 62/42/s Los Angeles 62/46/s 72/49/s Memphis 64/51/pc 66/41/t Milwaukee 43/32/s 41/32/r Minneapolis 43/31/sh 39/26/r Nashville 62/39/s 56/42/t New Orleans 75/62/pc 79/61/pc New York City 44/30/s 44/31/s Oklahoma City 61/47/c 61/35/s Philadelphia 46/27/s 45/28/s Phoenix 67/45/s 72/48/s Pittsburgh 41/21/s 42/29/s St. Louis 60/43/s 54/38/t Salt Lake City 39/26/sn 41/25/pc San Antonio 82/68/c 76/52/t San Diego 63/47/s 72/50/s San Francisco 57/42/pc 61/45/s Seattle 47/37/c 48/35/c Topeka 59/46/c 56/36/pc Tucson 67/39/s 70/41/s Wash., DC 50/31/s 48/31/sMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday Gulf Temperature: 68 Today: Wind northeast at 6-12 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Visibility clear. Wind east-northeast 7-14 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Partly cloudy. Tomorrow: Wind from the southeast at 7-14 knots. Seas 1-3 feet. Visibility generally clear.Plenty of sunshine today. Winds northeast 4-8 mph. Partly cloudy tonight. Winds east 3-6 mph.High/low ......................... 76/47 Last year's High/low ...... 70/46 Normal high/low ............. 69/49 Record high ............. 78 (2000) Record low ............... 29 (1998)24 hours through 4 p.m. ... trace Month to date .................. 0.07" Normal month to date ...... 0.57" Year to date ..................... 8.09" Normal year to date ....... 10.57" Average humidity .............. 39%through 4 p.m. yesterdayHigh/low ......................... 77/50 Last year's High/low ...... 69/44 Normal high/low ............. 66/50 Record high ............. 80 (1955) Record low ............... 19 (1980)24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date ................... trace Normal month to date ...... 0.55" Year to date ................... 14.66" Normal year to date ....... 10.92" Average humidity .............. 33% PANAMA CITY Port St. Joe Apalachicola Tallahassee Perry Quincy Monticello Marianna Chipley DeFuniak Springs Pensacola FORT WALTON BEACH Crestview Destin Carrabelle Mobile Bainbridge ValdostaFLORIDA CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W WORLD CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W NATIONAL CITIESCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W TODAY FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDAHigh LowREGIONAL WEATHERWeather(W): ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Shown are todays noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.TIDESMARINE FORECASTBEACH FLAG WARNINGSThe 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+ Extreme10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m.UV INDEX TODAYALMANACSUN AND MOON MOON PHASESRIVER LEVELS Offshore Northwest Florida Flood Level StageApalachicola Choctawhatchee Alabama Escambia Tombigbee Temperatures PrecipitationPanama CityTemperatures PrecipitationFort Walton BeachPANAMA CITY2 sustain life-threatening injuries in house “ reTwo people sustained life-threatening injuries in an overnight fire at a Panama City home.The Panama City Fire Department responded to the fire about 4 a.m. at 529 E. Seventh Place to find heavy fire showing on the porch and the front of the home.Two occupants escaped with assistance during PCFDs rapid primary search, and crews discovered and removed two more people inside. Those two were taken to Bay Medical Sacred Heart with life-threatening injuries.Twelve firefighters and four engines foutht the blaze, which resulted in severe damage to the porch and front rooms of the home and heat and smoke damage throughout.PCFD, the state fire mar-shals office and the Panama City Police Department are investigating.GULF COUNTYFHP: Both drivers killed in head-on wreck on State 22Both drivers were killed in a head-on collision early Saturday on State 22 in Gulf County.The Florida Highway Patrol reported the two Chevy C1500s collided head-on just east of Long-leaf Road. Drivers Jonathan Foster, 17, and Joseph Rich, 32, both of Wewahitchka, were pronounced dead on scene. FHP reported Foster was traveling east and Rich was traveling west towing a trailer when the trucks col-lided just after 6 a.m.They were two pickup trucks, Chevrolets, and they hit left headlight to left headlight,Ž FHP Master Sgt. James Johnson said. Speed was not a factor.ŽThe highway was closed in both directions for about four hours while crews completed their initial investigation.PANAMA CITY12-year-old on bicycle struck on Star AvenueA 12-year-old boy sus-tained serious injuries after being struck by a car Friday afternoon on North Star Avenue.The Florida Highway Patrol reported Mitchell Murphy, 12, was riding his bike north on Star Avenue when he pulled into the path of a northbound Nissan Maxima being driven by Kira Coleman, 29, of Hayneville Ala. Coleman told officers when Murphy realized a vehicle was behind him, he began to move off the road-way but then jolted back into the lane. The boy stated that he looked behind him and thought it was clear to cross,Ž FHP reported.The front right of Cole-mans vehicle hit the bicycle, sending the child into the air before he hit his head on the cars windshield.FHP reported he was hospitalized with serious injuries. No charges have been filed.PANAMA CITYWorkshops on DuPont Bridge, State 390, Bay ParkwayThe Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will host two public workshops Thursday to gather input on amendments to its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The first will be at 10 a.m. in the Room 124 of Gulf Coast State Colleges Enroll-ment Services Building, 5230 U.S. 98 in Panama City. The second will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Callaway Community Center, 530 Beulah Ave.The TPO seeks public input on the DuPont Bridges need for additional capacity; the six-laning of State 390 from State 77 to U.S. 231; and Bay Parkway Phase II, from Bay Parkway Phase I to Nautilus Street.For more information, call Gary Kramer at 850-332-7976, ext. 219. News Herald staff report AREA BRIEFSThe Panama City Fire Department responded to a “ re at 529 E. Seventh Place about 4 a.m. Saturday. Four people were inside the home, two of whom were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Great Scots!Top: Mathew Patterson successfully tosses a caber at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Frank Brown Park on Saturday. The objective of a caber toss is to toss a 175-pound tree end-over-end and then have the tree fall away from the thrower. Above: Michael Clark, a drum major with the McGuires Pipe and Drum band, walks around the Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Frank Brown Park on Saturday. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] The crowd at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games watch the caber toss, where people toss trees endover-end, at Frank Brown Park on Saturday. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Scottish Festival and Highland Games returns to Frank Brown Park


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 B3Guidelines and deadlinesObituary notices are written by funeral homes and relatives of the deceased. The News Herald reserves the right to edit for AP style and format. Families submitting notices must type them in a typeface and font that can be scanned into a computer. Deadline for obituaries is 3 p.m. daily for the following days newspaper. Obituaries may be e-mailed to or delivered to The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City. View todays obituaries and sign the online guest books of your loved ones at OBITUARIES Paul Allen Price, 63, of Lynn Haven, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. A Celebration of Homecoming will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Southport. Arrangements by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries.PAUL ALLEN PRICEMrs. Deborah KayŽ Valentine, 63, of Southport, Fla., went to heaven on Friday, March 2, 2018, to join her parents and siblings. She was a beloved wife to Randy Valentine and a fantastic mom to Victor, Carissa, Brandi, Briana and Brooke; and a loving grandmother to 11 grandkids and five great-grandkids. She is also survived by one brother, Wayne, and wife, Linda; and several nieces and nephews. Kay cared dearly for her great friends, Phyllis and Liz. Shes thankful for Roland English, the greatest ex-husband anyone could ask for. Family graveside service in Tennessee a week later. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Southerland Family Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at www. Family Funeral Home 100 E. 19th St. Panama City FL 32405 850-785-8532DEBORAH KAYŽ VALENTINEBeverly J. Wiggins, 70, of Wewahitchka, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. (CST) Monday, March 5, 2018, at Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. (CST). Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www. J. WIGGINSRev. Stevie Skipper Marshall, 64, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died Feb. 27, 2018. Funeral service is Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church at 3 p.m.Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Lynn Haven Community Cemetery. Battle Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.STEVIE SKIPPER MARSHALL Caitlin Noel Maffei, 29, of Panama City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. She was born Oct. 13, 1988, in Panama City, Fla. She was preceded in death by her Paw-Paw, Claud C.A.Ž Hutchinson. Those left to cherish Caitlins memory include her mother, Sabrina Hutchinson Corbitt; father, Ted Maffei (Renee); brothers, Justin Nash, Jordan Cone, and Dalton Cone; three beautiful children, Autumn Noel Infinger, Brynna McKenzie Brown and Carter Wayne Brown; grandparents, Nancy Eddins (Harold), Vera DoodlesŽ Hutchinson (Ron) and Dorothy Maffei; uncles, Allan Hutchinson (Ashley), Chris Ricks, Jeff Hutchinson and C.J. Hutchinson; aunts, Stephanie Hutchinson and Lindy Peoples; niece, Blakelei Elizabeth Nash; nephew, Jayden Blake Nash; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Serving as pallbearers are Corey Hutchinson, Matt Daniels, Jimmy Russ, Tony Infinger, Mike Pettis and Robo Hutchinson. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Heritage Funeral Home with Jimmy Hutchinson officiating. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at Funeral Home & Cremation Services 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, FL 850-785-1316CAITLIN NOEL MAFFEI1988-2018 Beverly M. Smith, 90, of Panama City passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. She was born the daughter of David and Genevieve Mashburn on May 23, 1927, in Colquitt County, Ga. Mrs Smith is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband. James Anderson; her second husband, James Ray Smith; her daughter, Debra Anderson; and her siblings.She is survived by her son, Edward Anderson and his wife, Marsha; stepdaughters, Donna Rae Strong and her husband, Pete, and Terry Candis Grandy of Shalimar, Fla.; stepson, James Lloyd Smith and his wife, Jayne, of Indian Trail, N.C.; grandson, Brian Anderson and his wife, Anna; her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gabriel, Savannah, Cheyenne and Benjamin; as well as a host of other loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor David Buchanan officiating.Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the funeral home. Arrangements by KentForest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, FL 32405 850-763-4694 BEVERLY M. SMITH1927-2018 Walter A. Sullins, III, 56, of Highland Park, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Walter Sullins, IV (Kelly); mother and step-dad, Dolly and Ron Lay; and brother, Jay Sullins. Memorialization was by cremation. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services. 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, Fla. 850-785-1316 WALTER A. SULLINS, III Linda T. Wages of Panama City Beach, Fla., passed away very unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. She grew up in Greer, S.C., fulfilling her calling to become a teacher she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and retired from Atlanta Public School System. She and her late husband, Dick Wages, then fulfilled their dream to live at the beach in 1993. She immediately joined many civic clubs and stayed active for many, many years. She loved to travel, loved the beach, gardening, entertaining, she just loved people. Avid animal lover, she shared her life with numerous Pekingese over the years and loved her final pet Colonel Pugsley until the end. Preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Dick Wages; her parents; a brother and sister. Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are many friends and family from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. We would like to thank Mary Jo Peterson & her neighbors in Jamaican Lake for all their kindness and care, and everyone who loved Linda ... she will be forever in our hearts. A gathering of friends to celebrate Lindas life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., pugrescueofflorida. org, or your local PAWS rescue in loving memory of Linda T. Wages.Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.comLINDA T. WAGES Jayne E. Sears 94, of Lynn Haven, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Chester Sims Veterans Home. Originally from Madison, Wis., Jayne moved to Bay County in 1970, eventually settling in Lynn Haven with her husband of 56 years, Jack J. Sears. Jayne attended Madison East HS in Madison and left the University to Wisconsin to join the Navy Waves during WWII, where she was to meet her husband, Jack, at Pensacola Naval base. After selecting a life in the Air Force in 1949, Jayne and Jack spent the next 30 years as a military family, living and raising their family in such varied places as Japan, Georgia, Florida, Morocco, Maine, California, New Mexico and Germany. Jaynes rich international and global experience, as well as her love of travel, led her in 1974 to buy Nervig Travel Service on Harrison Avenue and turn it into Bay Countrys largest most successful travel agency. Until age 91, Jayne was traveling and working at the business she loved so much. Jayne is survived by her daughter Rebecca A. Sears of Washington, D.C.; her son Allen J Sears (Stephanie Motley) of Lynn Haven; and granddaughter Caitlin J. Carney of Colorado Springs, Colo. Her husband, Jack, preceded her in death in 1998. Jayne always stayed active and involved wherever they were stationed. Beginning in Morocco in the 1950s and continuing here in Bay County, she gave over 30 years of service as a Red Cross Volunteer and Instructor. While living at Sidi Slamane AFB in Morocco, she worked for the Armed Forces Radio Network doing a weekly radio show called Womans World as well as childrens radio shows. Jayne was passionate about supporting local business and served for over 15 years on the Downtown Improvement Board. She was a member of the PC Womans Club, the Bay County Democratic Party, The Panama City Yacht Club and was one the the first woman invited into Rotary International. She a member for over 20 years in the Lynn Haven Rotary and honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2012. She was an active member of the Lynn Haven United Methodist church, where she led and organized many senior activities and trips such as annual trips to Swamp Gravy and to Alabama for the re-enactment of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Memorial services for Jane will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, 4501 Transmitter Road, Panama City. The family will receive friends at the Church from 10 a.m. until service time at 11. As a lifelong animal lover, her family asks in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Panama City Humane Society or Panama City Rescue Mission. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, FL 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.comJAYNE E. SEARS These obituaries appeared in The News Herald over the past seven days: Betty Ann Adams 87, Panama City, died Feb. 24. Clariece Frances Barnard 65 Panama City, died Feb. 27. George Betsey Jr. 65, Panama City, died Feb. 11. Edward Lee Bolde n, 80, died Feb. 21. Joseph Creamer 79, Panama City, died Feb. 18. Thomas Creekmore Jr. 91, Panama City Beach, died Feb. 27. Eli C. Dawson Jr. 65, Panama City, died Feb. 18. Jerrell Edwin Davis Sr. 77, Youngstown, died Feb. 22. Bonnie Jean Frihart 65, Panama City, died Feb. 20. Angela Jo Fuller 61, Panama City, died Feb. 22. Ruth Vivian Clemons Gathers died Feb 25. Mary Cheryl Gaudiano 72, Panama City, died Feb. 25. Modine Downey Goodman 85, Lynn Haven, died Feb. 28. Norma Deanne Hansen 72, Panama City Beach, died Feb. 27. Lucille Hawkins Tallahassee, died Feb. 27. Alan Lee Hinson 71, Panama City Beach, died Feb. 22. Daniel Webster Holt III, 67, died Feb. 17. Patricia L. Keyser 91, Panama City, died Feb. 23. Robert Adam Kincannon, 57, died Feb. 10. Herbert Wright Lee 78, Panama City, died Feb. 25. Connie P. Mack 94, Panama City, died Feb. 23. Betty Malin 93, Panama City Beach, died Feb. 26. Janet M. Marshall 71, Panama City, died Feb. 23. James Clifford Martin 71, Cartersville, Ga., Feb. 21. Evangeline Mecham 84, Panama City, died Feb. 26. Ian Newton 28, Panama City, died Feb. 26. Julie Ann OBrien 53, Panama City died Feb. 20. Barbara Lee BarrittOdom died Feb. 25. Terrye Ellen Richardson Tallahassee, died Feb. 22. Jayne E. Sears 94, Lynn Haven, died Feb. 3. Tammy Vaniece Sherman 44, died Feb. 18. Beverly M. Smith 90, Panama City, died Feb. 28. Mary Suggs 86, Panama City, died Feb. 24. Walter A. Sullins III 56, Highland Park, died Feb. 6. Glenna Gertrude Ward 89, Lynn Haven, died Feb. 22. Rosa Mae Williams Tallahassee, died Feb. 25. Ruth H. Williams 90, Lynn Haven, died Feb. 6. June Marie Wilmoth 85, Panama City, died Feb. 25. Daniel J. Van Antwerp 92 Panama City died Feb. 7.NOT FORGOTTEN MORE OBITUARIES ON B4


** B4 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldJanell M. Ham, of Panama City, died Friday, March 2, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries.JANELL M. HAMOBITUARIES CONTINUED NEW SCHOLARSHIPSFSU PC announced four new merit scholarships available for students who h ave earned their associate of arts degree and meet the GPA requirements: € Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $3,000 for students who have earned an AA from an accredited college or university, have a minimum transfer academic GPA of 3.5 or higher and have a PTK Certi“ cate or letter of recommendation from a PTK Chapter € Connect Scholarship: $3,000 for students with an AA from Gulf Coast State College, Northwest Florida State College or Pensacola State College and a minimum 3.5 GPA € Dean's Choice Scholarship: $3,000 for students who have earned an AA from an accredited college or university and have a minimum transfer academic GPA of 3.5 or higher € Merit Scholarships: $1,500-$2,000 for students who have earned an AA from an accredited college or university and have a minimum GPA of 3.03.25 or higherIm extremely happy that I answered the phone,Ž Bottorf said. Ill probably start taking whatever numbers call now.ŽOn Thursday, the college officially announced the opening of four new scholarships available exclusively to students who have earned an associate of arts degree and are looking to continue their education at FSU Panama City. Dean Randy Hanna said the scholarships build on the already strong working relationships between the university and its part-ner community and state colleges, particularly its Connect partner schools: Gulf Coast State College, Northwest Florida State College, Pensacola State College.Lots of students have to row against the current, because of life or other difficulties,Ž said NWF State College Pres-ident Devin Stephenson. This scholarship is the current that will move students in the right direction.ŽThe scholarships, which range from $1,500 to $3,000 a year, are available to most students who meet the criteria and are renew-able for up to two years, if the academic require-ments are met. Students must have a minimum transfer academic GPA of 3.25, and some of the scholarships require a 3.5 GPA. In a world where a post-secondary educa-tion is quickly becoming mandatory, Hanna said these scholarships will encourage students, particularly first-gen-eration college students, to make the jump from associate's to bachelors degree.Post-secondary edu-cation is not an option,Ž Hanna said. Whether its a certificate, an associate's degree or a bachelors degree, it will be necessary in the future. This will just enhance the opportunities for students to be able to participate in post-sec-ondary education.ŽFor Bottorf, the schol-arship will help her achieve two goals at once: eventually earn her Ph.D. in psychology and graduate debt-free. She was worried, she said, making the jump from Gulf Coast, where she will earn her AA this summer, over to FSU Panama City, but now she knows nothing will hold her back.I think it will help a lot of students that maybe they were worried about coming and finishing their college because of finances,Ž she said. This will help them be more successful in life.Ž STUDENTFrom Page B1Before the child panicked, abandoned the raft and tried to swim back to shore, a deputy swam out and brought him back to land with no injuries. Its not a typical day for that,Ž said BCSO Lt. Steve Nagy, of the beach patrol unit, as he drove along the white sands of the shoreline looking over the sparse crowds. But it can happen, and were ready to have swimmers in the water.ŽNagy said water res-cues pick up significantly in the summer because of the volume of people, some of whom are not experienced swimmers. Alcohol often plays a factor, but Spring Break drownings are not a typical event, Nagy said, even in the years when massive consumption of alcohol was allowed on the beach.In March 2014 and 2015, before the alcohol ban, BCSO responded to a combined 11 water rescues, and the Panama City Beach Police Department responded to 35, according to offi-cial reports.In March 2016 and 2017, after the alcohol ban, BCSO responded to 10 total water rescues and PCBPD worked 29.Nagy, a law enforcement officer of 25 years with more than 10 years of experience on the beach, said what has decreased significantly with the alcohol ban are calls for medical emergencies. And on top of massive numbers of alcohol-related medical calls, first responders would have to contend with large crowds to render aid.It was routine to respond to alcohol-related medical emergencies,Ž Nagy said. Sadly, it was expected. Then youd have to part a sea of people. Getting in was difficult, and getting out was near impossible.ŽNagy recalled having fights break out in large crowds around him as he and other officers struggled to get to medical emergencies. He said they were basi-cally in triageŽ mode to determine which incidents to treat first on any given night of Spring Break. Because of the unruly crowds greatly outnumbering police manpower, many officers dreaded the hol-iday, Nagy said.The beaches were dangerous,Ž he said. We were progressively getting worse each year.ŽAs he drove along the beach, police ATVs and marked patrol trucks doing likewise, small groups of people sunbathed, splashed in the Gulf of Mexico or lobbed footballs. Some people „ a total of eight by Saturday night „ still thumbed their nose at the alcohol laws and were taken to jail. But Nagy cautiously said that so far, no seri-ous issues have arose this year.Its early,Ž he added. But Im glad to see it has calmed down. I wouldnt have taken my own family to the beach backthen. Its a different ball game now.Ž BEACHFrom Page B1Clifton and Morgan both were on probation at the time of their arrests, court records stated. They have been court ordered to not have contact with the children and are being held on combined bonds of $20,000, court records stated.According to police reports, officers could smell feces and urine from outside the home when they arrived. Inside, they discovered multiple piles of animal feces and urine spots on furniture and countertops, police reported.This officer also observed stale and old food, also human feces inside the bathroom area that had been stationary for sometime,Ž officers wrote. Also after speaking with the children, this officer learned the oldest slept on the family couch, which had feces and urine.ŽDuring the search, officers had the couple take a drug test, and both yielded positive for methamphetamine, PPD reported. They also reported locating a safe in couples bedroom that contained drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.Police did not specify the number of children in the home or their ages. NEGLECTFrom Page B1


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 B5Democrats believe the leg-islation doesnt go far enough in some ways and too far in others. And while some oppose the bill, others believe its at least a first step toward gun safety.Democrats want to ban weapons such as the AR-15 assault-style rifle, which was used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Many also oppose arming teachers. The bill also includes provisions to boost school security, establish new mental health programs in schools, and improve com-munication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.But much of the debate Sat-urday revolved around gun control and whether people should have a right to own an assault rifle.Every constitutional right that we hold dear has a limitation,Ž said Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer. These are just military-style killing machines, and the right of self-defense and the ability to hunt will go on.ŽRepublicans argued that banning such weapons would violate the Second Amend-ment right to bear arms.Our founding fathers werent talking about hunt-ing, and they werent talking about protecting themselves from the thief down the street who might break in,Ž said Republican Sen. David Simmons. Simmons said people need guns to protect themselves from a tyranni-cal government.Adolf Hitler confiscated all the weapons „ took all the weapons, had a registry of everybody „ and then on the night of June 30th, 1934, sent out his secret police and murdered all of his political opponents,Ž Simmons said. You think it doesnt happen in a free society? It does.ŽThe Legislature wraps up its annual session Friday. Lawmakers are scrambling to take some kind of action before then. The full House has yet to take up its version of the bill.Republican Gov. Rick Scott has been lobbying lawmakers to pass his plan to assign at least one lawenforcement officer for every 1,000 students at a school. Scott is opposed to arming teachers. SESSIONFrom Page B1By Sean SullivanThe Washington PostWASHINGTON „ Eight days ago, Marco Rubio endorsed raising the age requirement for buying a rifle from 18 to 21 and voiced openness to placing limits on the size of ammunition magazines.On Thursday, when the Republican senator from Florida unveiled his plan to address gun violence, he did not outline any specific plans on these very divisive fronts.Well continue to explore and look at those,Ž Rubio said in a speech on the Senate floor that he used to detail steps Congress should take to curtail gun violence in schools.In an emotionally charged televised town hall last week, Rubio took a step away from the National Rifle Association and his partys orthodoxy on age requirements and highcapacity magazines. Since that time, however, he has navigated those issues cau-tiously, declining to publicly champion specific legislation addressing the matters until greater consensus can be forged.These reforms do not enjoy the sort of widespread support in Congress that the other measures Ive announced do,Ž Rubio said Thursday. And in order to successfully pass, these ideas will have to be crafted in a way that actually contrib-ute to greater public safety, but also do not unnecessarily or unfairly infringe on the Second Amendment right of all law abiding adults to protect themselves and their families, to hunt or to participate in recreational shooting.ŽThe issue of guns contin-ues to be highly polarizing in Congress, raising questions about whether lawmakers will be able to forge the kind of agreement Rubio is looking for on matters that, in recent history, have not been fertile ground for compromise. Even after the deadly shoot-ing at a Parkland high school last month sparked a renewed national debate about gun laws, lawmakers have yet to pass any new regulations.In his Thursday speech, Rubio embraced a series of other, less controversial measures. They include free-ing up more federal dollars to beef up school security and create crisis interventions teamsŽ; creating gun violence restraining orders; pressing school districts to promptly alert law enforcement to dangerous behavior; passing a bipartisan bill to tighten the National Instant Background Check System; and mandat-ing that the FBI notify states when a prohibited person tries to buy a gun and fails the requisite background check.The day after Rubio articu-lated his shift on guns in last weeks CNN town hall, gun control advocates expressed some hopefulness about his stances, but they also pushed him to go further.More recently, Rubio has attracted some criticism from those advocating tight restrictions on gun purchases. District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, issued a statement Wednesday saying Rubio has refused her requests to with-draw a bill he sponsored that would allow an individual in Washington under 21 to pur-chase rifles such as the one used in the Parkland shooting.A Rubio spokeswoman told the Miami Herald that the legislation would bring D.C. into compliance with federal law.ŽThe Florida Republican senator took part in a Wednesday meeting on school safety at the White House with President Donald Trump and other lawmakers. Afterward, he said, Were beginning the process this week of understanding what we can get done quickly and whats going to require more time.ŽFor Rubio, who in the past has backed away from controversial positions he has taken, most notably on immi-gration, time will tell whether he leans further into the risky stances he took last week or not. The past week has left that as an open question.Rubio exercising caution on gun positionBy Terry SpencerThe Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) „ The outspoken Flor-ida sheriff whose deputies responded to the Parkland school shooting usually deals with critics head on. But in recent days, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has been mostly silent.He is taking heat from Republicans and gun rights activists who believe the sheriff is focusing on guns and not accepting respon-sibility for failing to stop the school gunman before the shooting „ and for his deputies not charging into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Israel ducked reporters outside a rally Thursday and has refused most inter-view requests, including one for this story. Meanwhile, his conservative critics have taken to the internet and airwaves to blast him.This contrasts with the days after the Feb. 14 shooting when Israel and his deputies were lauded for their work and he railed against the detestableŽ killer who took down 17 people. He got cheers from his community when he told National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch during a nationally televised town hall she wasnt support-ing gun violence survivors until she said, I want less weapons.ŽA tanned and muscular lawman with a New York accent, Israel for years has called for tougher gun laws in Florida. His stance cre-ated critics long before the school shooting.The recent backlash began the day after the town hall, when the 61-year-old Democrat revealed that Deputy Scot Peterson, the school resource officer at Stoneman Douglas High, didnt run into the school to con-front 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. Peterson, who says he thought the shots were coming from outside, retired rather than accept a suspension.Then reports surfaced that three other Broward deputies ignored exhorta-tions from Coral Springs police officers to join them in charging the building. On top of that, the sheriff learned his agency received almost two dozen calls about Cruz in the years before the shooting, but never arrested him. That included a caller who said in November that Cruz was a potential school shooter.Israel says while Cruz was troubled, he never did anything arrestable.Ž And he said the states statutes for involuntarily incarcer-ating the mentally ill are weak.Steve Bucci, a former Army special operations officer, wrote in a column for the conservative website The Daily Signal that Israel should stop putting all the blame on Peterson while also saying on CNN, Ive given amazing leadership.ŽIf he was too incompe-tent to recognize the shooter was still firing inside the building, it is on you, sheriff. Leaders take responsibility,Ž Bucci wrote.Comparing Israel to the mythological lawman epitomized by Wyatt Earp, National Review editor Rich Lowry wrote Israel is a reminder that a sheriff can be a hack politician whose primary concern is protecting his own political reputation and little fief.ŽConspiracy sites falsely accused Israel of being tied to terror groups and Hamas. Photographs of him visiting mosques with Deputy Nezar Hamze, a Muslim who volunteers with the Council on Amer-ican-Islamic Relations, sparked headlines such as Sheriff Embraces Deputy Hamas!ŽDemocrats have been slow to support Israel. Sev-eral didnt return calls for this story. Broward Demo-cratic Party chair Cynthia Busch said until the inves-tigations are done, its too early to assess Israels performance.The Stoneman Douglas slayings are personal for Israel „ his triplet sons graduated from the school in 2015, with two playing foot-ball. He knew assistant coach Aaron Feis, who died shield-ing students from gunfire.Israel, the son of a New York City homicide detective, joined the Fort Lauderdale Police Depart-ment in 1979 as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks. He worked nar-cotics and got into a 1985 shootout with two purse snatchers „ no one was hit.In those early years, he was investigated 10 times by internal affairs, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, mostly for excessive force. He was cleared each time. He received 59 commendations.He made captain, lead-ing the citys SWAT team, before becoming police chief of North Bay Village, a small Miami suburb, in 2004.In 2007, he switched from Republican to Democrat „ a must in heavily Democratic Broward County. He ran for sheriff in 2008 but narrowly lost, and eventually won in 2012. After taking office, he received criticism over his friendship with notorious Republican operative Roger Stone and for accepting gifts from a wealthy bene-factor. However, he has been seen as innovative by community leaders.Shortly after his second term began, a man retrieved a handgun from his luggage at Fort Lauderdales airport and opened fire, killing six. While Israels deputies apprehended him within seconds, the draft of a county report said Israel and others didnt control the chaos, leaving passen-gers in fear for hours. He criticized the draft, and the final version was less harsh.Critics are going to crit-icize,Ž he said then.A look at Broward Sheri Israels careerSen. Marco Rubio speaks to President Donald Trump during a meeting with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Feb. 28. [JOSHUA ROBERTS/BLOOMBERG] President Donald Trump shakes hands with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. [ANDREW HARNIK/AP] The Rally in Tally protesters chant after marching to the Florida Capitol on on Feb 26. The Senate spent a full-day special session Saturday trying to reach consensus on gun, mental health and school safety legislation. [MARK WALLHEISER/AP]


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** B8 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Sean SullivanThe Washington PostGov. Rick Scott spent some time with influential Republican donors this weekend, ahead of a possible Senate campaign launch that could shake up the battle for the majority in the midterm elections.While Scott had no public events on his offi-cial schedule for Saturday, he was slated to speak at the Republican National Committee's spring donor retreat in Palm Beach, according to a Scott adviser and an RNC offi-cial. He spoke at the same event last year.After addressing the RNC, Scott planned to head across the peninsula to Naples, where his home is, for a dinner with donors to a super PAC he is chairing called "New Republican."Joanna Burgos, a Scott adviser, said the super PAC gathering is one in a series of regular get-togethers he has had with the organiza-tion ever since he joined the group last spring. Donors and spouses are expected to attend, Burgos said.A Scott associate who has been in contact with the governor predicted Scott could launch a Senate bid soon after the scheduled end of the Florida legislative session on March 9. Separately, a Republican frequently in touch with top GOP senators and officials said they were privately anticipating the same potential timeline.The people spoke on the condition of anonym-ity to describe private conversations.Scott has not said publicly whether he will run for the Senate. He was re-elected in 2014 and is term-limited, so he cannot run for the governor's office this year.Burgos said she expected Scott would face questions about his plans at Satur-day's super PAC gathering but that his answer on the Senate race will be the same one he's given before."He hasn't decided, and he will decide when he believes it's time," she said.As both parties gear up for the midterms, Scott is seen as one of the biggest remaining variables in the battle for the Senate majority.President Donald Trump and other Republicans have encouraged Scott to run against Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.GOP leaders believe that in addition to making Florida an instantly competitive contest, a Scott candidacy would ultimately force national Democratic groups to spend more money in the state than they would otherwise allocate. That would leave the Democrats, the thinking goes, with less cash to shell out in states like Tennessee and Texas, where they are trying to expand the Senate map into GOP terrain.Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority in the Senate. Democrats are defending 10 seats in states Trump won in 2016, including Florida.A Quinnipiac University Poll released this week showed a close hypo-thetical race, with Nelson leading Scott, 46 percent to 42 percent. Scott has spent much of the past couple of weeks dealing with the aftermath of the deadly mass shoot-ing at a Parkland, Florida, high school. He has been holding news conferences on school safety and has broken from the policies of the National Rifle Association by endorsing raising the minimum age for purchasing rifles to 21.Scott adviser on Senate race: He hasnt decidedGov. Rick Scott answers questions at the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department in Tampa on Wednesday. [MONICA HERNDON/AP]


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** B10 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldAmendment requires 50 percent membership for certi cationLloyd DunkelbergerThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ The Senate on Friday narrowly approved keeping part of a major education bill that could force teachers unions to disband if they dont meet new membership standards.In a 21-17 vote, the Senate rejected a proposed amendment by Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, that would have removed the controversial provision from the bill (HB 7055). The provision could cause teachers unions to lose their state certifica-tion if their membership falls below 50 percent of the employees they represent in the collec-tive-bargaining process. If decertified, a union would have to reorganize and seek another majority vote from the members they are seek-ing to represent.Thurston said the provision was singling out teachers among all unions and that there is already a decertification process in state law that would allow teachers to disband a union if they were unhappy with the representation.Its not right that we say teachers are the only ones we are going to punish,Ž Thurston said.Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, defended the provision, saying it would create a process where teachers could decide whether to continue with unions, which represent all teach-ers in negotiating with local school boards over issues like salaries and classroom conditions.Workers should decide whats best for workers,Ž Passidomo said, saying the new process would ensure that teachers do have the representation of their choice.ŽThe amendment failed on a largely party-line vote after the 15-member Senate Democratic caucus united to support Thurstons amendment. Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Sen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, were the only Republicans who voted with the Democrats for the proposal.The education bill, which is scheduled for a Senate floor vote on Monday, includes creation of the hope scholarshipŽ program, which would provide public funding to students who are bullied or suffer other abuses, allowing them to transfer to private schools.Another new program would allow credits on sales taxes paid on com-mercial leases to fund Gardiner scholarships, which are used by disabled students, and the Florida Tax Credit Schol-arship Program, which provides aid to low-income students.A third new program would create scholarship accounts to allow low-performing readers in third through fifth grades to obtain services, like tutors.Senate deals blow to teachers unionsIts not right that we say teachers are the only ones we are going to punish.ŽSen. Perry Thurston


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** B12 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Cindy SwirkoOcala Star-BannerWILLISTON, Fla. (AP) „ When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed last year, much of the focus was on the future of the many animals used in the show and whether they would be sent to places at which they could comfortably spend the rest of their lives. But it took a lot of train cars to transport those animals and the human performers from town to town, and trains have dedicated enthusiasts just as animals do.Last week, the first of 20 of those circus cars were hoisted by cranes and laid on tracks at Kirby Family Farm south of Williston, an unofficial train museum that offers the public programs in railroad history."This is an educational thing and a permanent exhibit. I couldn't tell you how many people from the circus have contacted us and thanked us," said Daryl Kirby, who runs the 174-acre farm with his wife, Tracy. "This is really a national treasure. We were proud to know we were going to have this. We were told (by the circus owner) that this is the largest collection of Ringling Circus trains in the world. Now we realize it means a lot to a lot of other folks."And many of them came to the farm off U.S. 41 to watch the delivery of the cars to Kirby. The train cars „ 16 coaches and four flat cars „ were on tracks next to Kirby property. Two mobile cranes hoisted them up and put them down on new Kirby rails. Kirby would not say how he came to acquire the cars, citing an agreement with Feld Entertainment, the circus owner. They join five locomo-tives and six open-air passenger cars already at Kirby Farm.The public was invited, and many set up chairs and picnicked while the transfer was happening."I'm a train buff. I trav-eled on trains when I was younger and then in the military," Ocala's Vince Tubman said. "I have a fascination of trains. They may not be around forever."Also from Ocala were Tim and Lou Petty, who enjoyed both trains and circus performances. Lou Petty said they traveled from the Midwest to California on a train."We stopped at all of the stations but we lived on the train. It's so peace-ful because you can go places where no cars can go. We went through 15 tunnels, over mountains, across gulches that were 150 feet down," she said. "The scenery was amaz-ing. And if you looked out, you could see the train in front of you and behind you."Kirby Farms, registered as an educational nonprofit, holds several events a year including night train rides in the Christmas season, the Rock and Roll Easter Train Ride and reenact-ments of the old Six Gun Territory that used to be a tourist attraction in Ocala. It is also open for tours and field trips.Also on the grounds is a block of weathered wood buildings resembling a street from the Old West along with a carousel and other buildings.Ringling Bros. had its final performance last year. Feld Entertainment cited high operating costs and a decline in ticket sales in the decision to shut down.Animal rights activists, who had been critical of the circus for years, saw the folding of the circus as a victory. Allegations of mistreatment of the menagerie, particularly elephants, had been lev-eled against the circus. Meanwhile public attitudes toward the use of animals for entertain-ment have been changing, which may have been a factor in the decline of interest in the circus.Ringling Bros. circus cars get new home in WillistonThe Kirby Family Farm receives 16 unit trains from the retired Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which will be used as dorms for various outreach programs the Kirby Family farm organizes in Williston. [JESSICA RODRIGUEZ/AP] Daryl Kirby, founder of Kirby Family Farm, oversees operations during the installment of 16 unit trains on 2,000 feet of newly laid train tracks in Williston. [JESSICA RODRIGUEZ/AP]


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** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 C1 SPORTS NCAA | C5 COLLEGE ROUNDUP See how your favorite mens college basketball team fared on Saturday SPORTS TICKER | C3 NFL COMBINE Defensive end Bradley Chubb might be the best pass rusher in this years dra By Dustin Kent The News HeraldMosleys John Miller, Geoffrey Lancaster, and Nari Masslieno, and Bays Tanner Reese are among the area players who earned 5A AllState recognition recently from FloridaHSFootball. com, while Chipleys Kelvin Dean led a contingent of local players recognized on the 1A All-State team.Miller, who broke the 2,000-yard rushing barrier as a senior en route to being named the News Heralds Bay County Offensive Player of the Year, was named to the first team, while one of the Dolphins who paved the way for his milestone, senior offensive tackle Nari Massli-eno earned second-team honors. Lancaster was named to the third team defense after notching 13.5 sacks as a senior and being named the News Heralds Bay County Defen-sive Player of the Year.Tornadoes junior Tanner Reese was named the third team punter after averaging 40.5 yards per punt in 2017 with a long of 57 yards and placing five punts inside the opponents 20-yard line. Mosley defensive back Keyshawn Woodfaulkearned honorable mention honors. Dean was named Offensive Player of the Year for 1A after a spectacular junior season in which he rushed for 1,836 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was joined on the first-team offense by his teammate, offensive lineman Brian Williams, while Chipley line-backer Zac Wilson was named to the first-team defense.Blountstown had one player named to the first-team offense in senior running back Denzel Washington and two players … linebacker Tucker Jordan and utility player KK Area football players recognizedMosleys John Miller (3) runs through a tackle during a game against Leon last season. [NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTOO] There have been past years where it wasnt a simple task to come up with 10 stories we thought worthy to countdown in late December and honor the best of the best over 12 months in local sports. Judging by the past six weeks, that isnt going to be an issue when 2018 draws to a close as much as which blockbuster sa gas we are going to have to leave out. Certainly the Panhandle Conference champion Gulf Coast womens basketball team will rate some notch depending on its ability to qualify for, or possibly achieve a three-peat on a national level. Neither can we omit the dramatic postseason march of Arnolds boys soccer team, that not only blazed an otherwise untraveled trail but challenged some cardiovascular systems in the process. That merely provided a prelude for Port St. Joe attempting to win its initial girls basketball state championship and Mosley also making county history by advancing a girls team to Lakeland for the first time. And then there was Arnold hosting the girls and soon the boys state weightlifting championships, another county first on a state level. Or Gulf Coast going on a 17-game winning tear prior to opening its new softball facility that the flyover construction made necessary. Or two high school football coaching vacancies coming open here within hours one day in January, and then no small measure of football head coach John Palmer A head start, with no nish in sight Pat McCannSee PLAYERS, C7 See MCCANN, C7By Pat McCannThe News HeraldPANAMA CITY BEACH „ One viable scenario was that Archbishop McCarthy depleted its offensive arsenal in a nine-inning marathon during the prior game at Frank Brown Park on Saturday afternoon.Another was that Arnold, host team for the eighth annual USA-Florida Soft-ball Challenge, didnt enjoy having to wait an added 90 minutes before participating in its first game of the day. The Marlins wanted to exact a small measure of payback from the responsible team.Whatever the premise, the result was a 17-2 Arnold victory by the mercy rule in five innings. The outcome kept the Marlins alive for the overall team championship, as six teams still fashioned unbeaten records with one more rounds of games to be played.Navarre already had com-pleted its tournament run at 4-0, but Chiles, Marianna, Wicksburg, Sneads and Arnold had an opportunity to match that performance.Considering that the first tiebreaker in deciding the champion was runs allowed, Marianna looked to be at the forefront if it could dispatch Franklin County in its finale as the Bulldogs has shut out two of their three opponents.Arnold wasnt quite that stingy, although the Marlins would have had a shutout against McCarthy behind right-hander Danielle Lee if their outfield hadnt tempo-rarily forgotten how to catch a flyball in the bottom of the fourth inning.Three errors helped the Mavericks, 4-4, scored two unearned runs. Emily Zepedas single to center field was the lone hit of the inning, and the only one Lee allowed while striking out three.Lee also lofted a tapemeasure home run to left field among three hits and three runs batted in. The Marlins had 13 hits as a team, and eight players collected RBIs in a complete lineup barrage.McCarthy was coming off a 22-18 win over Leon in nine innings where the game was tied at 10-10 after seven innings, and despite the use of the international tiebreaker still knotted 12-12 after eight.The Mavericks pushed across 10 runs in the top of the ninth only to have Leon answer with six runs in the bottom half before that encounter finally was put out of its misery.Arnold claims third win Ashley Troutman leans into a pitch that she drilled for a solo home run to spark Arnolds 17-2 win over Archbishop McCarthy on Saturday afternoon at Frank Brown Park. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Run-rules Archbishop McCarthy to stay unbeaten See SOFTBALL, C7


** C2 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldThe News HeraldKISSIMMEE „ Drew St. Amant of Arnold lost in the finals at 152 pounds and Cole Maddox of Marianna placed third at 195 pounds on Saturday to highlight the efforts of the area contingent in the Class 1A state wrestling tournament.St. Amant took a 52-4 record into his championship match at 152 against defending champion Anthony Artalona of Tampa Prep. He was pinned with 6 seconds left in the open-ing period to finish as state runner-up.St. Amant advanced to the finals by winning his semifinal match 5-1 on Saturday morning against Amadeus Concepcion of Cardinal Gibbons. It was only Concepcions second loss of the season and guaranteed the Arnold wrestler a better finish than his fifth-place showing as a junior.Maddox was a state runner-up at 170 pounds last year while wrestling at Arnold. He entered the semifinals at 195 pounds on Saturday morning but was major decisioned 13-3 by Logan Andrew of Lake Highland Prep.Maddox then pinned Kai Crull of Cardinal Gibbons in 4 minutes, 28 seconds to advance to the third-place match.He ended his season 53-3 with a fall against Ashton Harding of Natures Coast Tech in 2:58.Lake Highland Prep used a dominant performance to claim the team title. South Dade was well back in second place.Dawson Bevens of Mosley advanced within one match of reaching the podium at 106 pounds. Bevens pinned Brandon Cody of The Masters Academy in 48 seconds on Friday, but then was victimized by Bryce Taranto of La Belle in 1:18.Bevens rebounded to pin Emil Banim of Florida High is 3:58, but was ousted by Gannon Wertz of Imagine School of North Port.Wertz also eliminated Boz-emans Nicholas Hejke at 106. Hejke edged Ryan Vite of Space Coast 11-10 in his opener, then was pinned by Dylan Layton of Jupiter Christian in 1:37. Wertz pinned him at 3:20 in his first match of wrestlebacks.Mariannas Ethan Ellis was pinned in 1:07 by Joey Silva of Lake Highland Prep in his first match at 145 pounds. He entered wrestlebacks against Derrick Dagg of Lemon Bay and pinned him in 34 seconds. Andrew Slade of Bishop Kenny ended his tournament with an 11-2 major decision.Jarred Pitts of Mosley lost his opener at 160 pounds by fall to Colin Nation of Tampa Prep and defeated Julio Escobar of Cocoa by major decision, 14-3, in his second match. Pitts was eliminated 15-5 by Jovan Cine of Sarasota Military Academy to end his season 53-11.At 182 pounds, Andrew Luzny of Bay was pinned in 56 seconds by Erich Byelick of Lake Highland Prep, but advanced in wrestlebacks by disqualification over Deangelo Perez of Miami Edison. Luzny was major decisioned by Devicq Thompson-Alexander of Rockledge 11-3 in his final match of the tournament.Brandon Jackson of Bay was pinned by Wallace NealWilliams of Lakewood in 3:26 at 220 pounds, and then was eliminated by Ray Lugo of Monsignor Pace.St. Amant, Maddox reach podium againSt. Amant nishes second at 152 pounds, Maddox places third at 195 The Associated PressTAMPA, Fla. „ Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman were too much for the Phila-delphia Flyers on Saturday.Stamkos and Hedman combined for four goals and five assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 shoot-out victory against the Flyers.Stamkos scored twice and added three assists to set a career high with five points while Hedman had two goals and tied a career high with four points.League-leading scorer Nikita Kucherov returned from a two-game absence and had three assists.When these guys are rolling you just have to keep putting them out there,Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. You want them to keep going with that feeling they are having and it paid off for us tonight.ŽBrayden Point added a shootout goal and the league-leading Lightning improved to 6-0-1 in the past seven games. Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 37 saves for his league-leading 38th victory.Ivan Provorov had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which suffered consecutive losses for the first time since a four-game losing streak from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3.Claude Giroux, Jakub Vora-cek and Nolan Patrick each finished with a goal and an assist.Tampa Bay overcame two multi-goal deficits to win for the third time in franchise his-tory, second time against the Flyers.Anytime youre down a couple of goals in different parts of the game, especially in the third and you come back and win its emotional,Ž Stamkos said. It shows guys care. Guys never gave up.ŽThe Lightning fell behind 3-1 after the opening period as the Flyers scored twice in a span of 3:37 in the first on goals from Voracek and defenseman Robert Hagg.Tampa Bay tied it on goals from Hedman and Dan Girardi in the second period, but Philadelphia regained the two-goal advantage on a late second-period goal from Jori Lehtera and early third-period goal from Provorov.We know we didnt play well a couple of nights ago,Ž Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. Its not just about losses its about the overall performance. That wasnt us the other night and we knew we had to raise our level from where it was the other night. I thought our guys did that.ŽPENGUINS 3, ISLANDERS 2 OT: Sidney Crosby “ nished off a 2-on-1 by burying a shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime in Pittsburghs victory over New York. Derick Brassards “ rst goal with Pittsburgh tied it with less than nine minutes to go in regulation. The Penguins killed off a penalty early in the extra period before Crosbys 22nd goal of the season helped Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak. Patric Hornqvist added his 18th goal of the season, and Phil Kessel had two assists to become the sixth American-born player to reach 400. Tristan Jarry overcame an ugly start to “ nish with 25 saves. Brandon Davidson scored his “ rst goal with New York since being acquired in a trade last week, and Anders Lee added his team-leading 31st. BRUINS 2, CANADIENS 1, OT: Brad Marchand scored 2:06 into overtime to lift Boston over Montreal. Jake DeBrusk tied it for the Bruins with 2:45 left in regulation. Boston won its third straight and completed a four-game sweep of the season series with the Canadiens for the “ rst time since 1994-95. Anton Khudobin made 27 saves for Boston, allowing only Brendan Gallaghers goal.Stamkos leads the way as Lightning outlast FlyersTampa Bays Steven Stamkos, right, celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammate Victor Hedman during the “ rst period of Saturdays game in Tampa, Fla. [CHRIS OMEARA/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 C3 SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFHIALEAH, FLA.Hialeah Park owner, breeder Brunetti diesJohn Brunetti, a horse breeder and the owner of historic Hialeah Park since 1977, has died at 87.Hialeah says on its website that he died at his home Friday in Boca Raton.As Hialeahs owner, Brunetti feuded with nearby Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course for the best racing dates. When the state of Florida stopped assigning dates in 1989, Hialeah found itself unable to compete with the other tracks, and its prominence quickly faded. Hialeah opened in 1925 and its heyday was a showplace for celebrities, pink flamingos and many of the sports greatest horses. A statue of Cita-tion stands as a reminder of the tracks past.Hialeah continued in recent years with quarter horse racing and a casino. Brunetti remained active in local business, and was active through his support of medical research and higher education.SAO PAULONeymar has successful surgery on injured footNeymar has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right foot, the Brazilian soccer confederation said Saturday.The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward was injured Feb. 25 in a French league game against Marseille.Neymar was signed by PSG for a world record $260 million from Barcelona last year. The operation was to repair a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot.Confederation spokes-man Vinicius Rodrigues said the surgery took place Saturday at the Mater Dei Hospital in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.Earlier this week, Brazils national team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, said Neymars absence could last up to three months.The World Cup starts on June 14 in Russia. Brazil is scheduled to play its first match against Switzerland on June 17.ZURICHDoping case dropped for NKorean hockey playerA North Korean hockey player tested positive for a banned drug ahead of the Pyeongchang Olym-pics in a case that was later dropped.The International Ice Hockey Federation says Kim Un Hyang was able to show that a positive test for hydrochlorothiazide was the result of contaminated food products.Ž Details of her defense were not given.The substance is a diuretic that can hide the presence of other banned drugs.The IIHF says the concentration in her sample was far below the World Anti-Doping Agencys detection limit, and a subsequent sample during the Olympic tournament tested negative. The Associated Press By Michael MarotThe Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS „ Bradley Chubb would normally be content relying on game tapes to make his case to scouts.There, he insists, they will find a big man with edge-rushing skills and enough power to stuff the run. Watch enough of footage and it just might convince those NFL executives that Chubb is the best defensive player in this years NFL draft.But this is no typical week for North Carolina States star defensive end. Hes participating in the NFLs annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, answering questions and dropping names.I try to take Khalil Mack and Von Miller and put them into one person,Ž Chubb said Saturday. Im a highmotor, high-energy guy.ŽIf team executives concur, his name could be one of the first three called in April.Naturally, Chubb describes himself as the best player in Indy this weekend and whos going to argue with a 6-foot-4, 269-pound man. Not the deep, diverse quarterback group, which did its on-thefield workouts Saturday and will likely spend the next few years trying to escape Chubbs grasp.Not the highly touted running back class, which includes Saquon Barkley and Chubbs own cousin, Nick, who will be running away from a lineman who posted 25 sacks and 54.5 tackles for loss over the past three seasons.Sure, there are questions.Is he big enough to hold up against the NFLs mas-sive tackles, does he have enough moves to make an immediate impact, can he make a smooth transition to the more physical pro game?He might also be asked to explain why he spat upon the Florida State logo following North Car-olina States upset win or why he decided to skip the Wolfpacks bowl game.Those who know Chubb best have no doubt he will succeed. Hes so happy, always smiling,Ž said offensive tackle Will Richardson, a college teammate who routinely squared off with Chubb in practice. Hes a goofball. We used to get grapes after a game and he would come over and knock them out of your hands and someone would be like Why did you do that? But he always had a few extra grapes in his other hand to give to you. Hes definitely a goofball, a goofball in a good way.ŽMany believe theres nothing goofy about him being possibly the best pass-rusher in a draft heavy on interior linemen „ and thin at one of the NFLs most coveted positions.Packs Chubb pushing to go in top ve FIFA president Gianni Infantino listens during a news conference Saturday in Zurich, Switzerland. Infantino has long said World Cup referee should have high-tech help. [ENNIO LEANZA/KEYSTONE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Panel votes to add VAR to rules ahead of this summers World CupBy Graham DunbarThe Associated PressZURICH „ In one of the most fundamental changes ever to soc-cers 155-year-old rules, FIFA approved video review on Satur-day and cleared the way to use it at the World Cup in June.World soccers panel oversee-ing the laws of the game voted to add video assistant referees (VAR) despite mixed results from trials in top-level games.The panel, known as IFAB, voted unanimously to begin updating the games written rules to include VAR and let competition organizers ask to adopt it „ with FIFA next in line this month.The decision represents a new era for football with video assistance for referees helping to increase integrity and fairness in the game,Ž IFAB said in a statement.FIFA must take a further deci-sion on using VAR at the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June 14.That should be on March 16 when the FIFA Council chaired by President Gianni Infantino meets in Bogota, Colombia.Infantino has long said World Cup referees must get high-tech help to review key decisions at the 64-game tournament.Video review can overturn clear and obvious errorsŽ and serious missed incidentsŽ by match officials involving goals, penalty awards, red cards, and mistaken identity.Still, Infantino also acknowl-edged on Saturday the VAR system is not perfect.Ž In 18 months of trials worldwide, reviews have been slower than promised and communication is often unclear in the stadium.VAR at the World Cup will certainly help to have a fairer World Cup,Ž Infantino said at a news conference after the IFAB meeting. If there is a big mis-take, it will be corrected.ŽInfantino said FIFA must have the ambition to get close to per-fectionŽ even if some coaches, players and fans were not yet convinced by video review.VAR has often created confu-sion in the first full season of live trials which now include more than 1,000 games worldwide. Top-tier competitions which opted to use it include Germanys Bundesliga and Italys Serie A.Several games at the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFAs World Cup warm-up tourna-ment in Russia, also left many in the stadium unsure what match officials were doing. Communication was unclear during reviews lasting minutes instead of a handful of seconds, which was the target suggested in 2016 when the protocol for using VAR was shaped and trials began.We have to speed up reviews,Ž the CEO of Englands Football Association, Martin Glenn, acknowledged after taking part in the decision. Communications to the crowd has to be better. People in the crowd arent sure what is happening.ŽUEFA has already ruled out using VAR in the Champions League next season, and the English Premier League is also waiting to see if the system can prove itself essential.Still, the International Football Association Boards approval was expected on Satur-day because FIFA controls four of the eight votes. The four Brit-ish soccer associations, which created IFAB in 1886, have one vote each, and six are needed to approve an idea.FIFAs historical reluctance to embrace technological help for referees changed at the 2010 World Cup, after an England goal was not given despite Frank Lampards shot clearly crossing the German goal-line. Germany went on to win the last 16 game 4-1.At the 2014 World Cup, FIFA deployed goal-line technol-ogy. Referees were alerted with a simple yes-no signal to their watches after multiple camera angles judged if the ball crossed the line. Goal-line systems are used at UEFAs European Championship and in the Pre-mier League.The potential use of video review was first announced on the eve of the World Cup in Brazil.FIFAs then-president, Sepp Blatter, surprised IFAB offi-cials in Sao Paulo by suggesting coaches could call on video replays to challenge some ref-ereeing decisions.The landmark decision leaves much yet to be finalized, such as wording for the amended rules and an exact protocol for operat-ing the system including how to communicate to fans using giant screens inside stadiums.FIFA must also choose tech-nology providers with around 15 involved in trials and workshops at Zurich. It is also seeking a sponsor for video review at the World Cup.In Russia, FIFA plans to use a central command center for VAR teams working away from stadiums to communicate with referees „ a system adopted by American professional sports leagues.Also on Saturday, the IFAB panel used evidence from two years of trials to approve teams using a fourth substitute during the 30 minutes of extra time in knockout games. Teams can even use all four replace-ments in the extra periods if no changes were made in regulation time.Video review added to soccer laws by FIFAA giant screen reports an incident is being investigated by VAR (Video Assistant Referee) during a 2017 Confederations Cup match between Germany and Cameroon in Sochi, Russia. FIFA has briefed coaches on how video assistant referees will operate at the World Cup. [THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


** C4 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald SCOREBOARD EBRO SCHEDULE MONDAYMatinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Parx 11:55 a.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Jacksonville 6:45 p.m.TUESDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast: Parx 11:55 a.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m.WEDNESDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast: Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m. Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Sarasota 11:30, Jacksonville 11:35 a.m., Palm Beach noon.Evening:Dania Jai Alai 5:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville 6:45 p.m.THURSDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast: Gulfstream 11:35 a.m, Santa Anita 3 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon.Evening:Dania Jai Alai 5:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Jacksonville 6:35 p.m.FRIDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast: Aqueduct 12:20 p.m., Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m., Santa Anita 3 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 p.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Dania Jai Alai 5:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach 6 p.m., Sarasota 6:30 p.m., Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville 6:35 p.m.SATURDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast:Aqueduct 11:50 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Gulfstream 11 a.m., Santa Anita 2 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Jacksonville 11:35 a.m., Palm Beach noon.Evening:Dania Jai Alai 5:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach 6 p.m., Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Sarasota 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville 6:45 p.m.SUNDAYMatinee:Thoroughbred simulcast: Gulfstream 11 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Aqueduct 12:20 p.m., Santa Anita 2:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach noon, Jacksonville 12:30 p.m.POKER ROOM… (Ext. 180) Open 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.LOCATION… Intersection of State 79 and State 20.INFORMATION… 234-3943 TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Agreed to terms with INF Danny Valencia on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Agreed to terms with RHP Nick Tepesch on a minor league contract.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Loaned F Matt Gaudreau to Worcester (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Reassigned F Brady Shaw to Colorado (ECHL). Recalled F Michael Joly from Colorado.COLLEGESFAU „ Named Brian White athletic director. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPENNZOIL 400Fridays qualifying for todays race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 191.489 mph. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 190.248. 3. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 190.067. 4. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 189.980. 5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 189.447. 6. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 189.175. 7. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 189.148. 8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 189.102. 9. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 188.719. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 188.640. 11. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 188.469. 12. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 188.442. 13. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.838. 14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.712. 15. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 188.607. 16. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 188.442. 17. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 188.363. 18. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 187.865. 19. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.846. 20. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 187.441. 21. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 187.305. 22. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.246. 23. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 187.162. 24. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 186.413. 25. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.650. 26. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 187.546. 27. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 186.916. 28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 186.335. 29. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 186.123. 30. (51) Cole Custer, Ford, 185.982. 31. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 185.312. 32. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 185.027. 33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 183.418. 34. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 182.272. 35. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 179.241. 36. (00) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 176.292. 37. (55) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 173.628.NASCAR XFINITYBOYD GAMING 300 LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race Saturday, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 183.686 mph. 2. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 183.411. 3. (21) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 183.069. 4. (00) Cole Custer, Ford, 182.815. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 182.673. 6. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 182.186. 7. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 182.088. 8. (22) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 181.941. 9. (2) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 181.555. 10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 181.153. 11. (23) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 180.493. 12. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 179.982. 13. (16) Ryan Reed, Ford, 180.084. 14. (4) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 180.078. 15. (60) Austin Cindric, Ford, 180.078. 16. (19) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 179.868. 17. (11) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 179.372. 18. (24) Kaz Grala, Ford, 179.360. 19. (5) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 179.075. 20. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 178.277. 21. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 178.188. 22. (28) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 178.106. 23. (35) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 177.713. 24. (36) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 177.398. 25. (66) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 175.450. 26. (15) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 175.382. 27. (0) Matt Mills, Chevrolet, 173.717. 28. (93) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 173.516. 29. (90) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 172.949. 30. (40) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 172.894. 31. (76) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 172.607. 32. (38) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 172.414. 33. (8) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 172.397. 34. (78) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, o wner points. 35. (52) David Starr, Chevrolet, owner points. 36. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, owner points. 37. (01) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, owner points. 38. (74) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, owner points. 39. (45) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, owner points. 40. (55) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, owner points.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK STRATOSPHERE 200 (Car number in parentheses)Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.Lap length: 1.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 134 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (3) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 42. 3. (6) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 134, 0, 43. 4. (8) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 134, 0, 35. 5. (2) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 49. 6. (18) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 31. 7. (15) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 134, 0, 42. 8. (14) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 31. 9. (17) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 28. 10. (13) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 27. 11. (7) Justin Marks, Toyota, 134, 0, 26. 12. (5) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 134, 0, 40. 13. (4) Spencer Davis, Toyota, 134, 0, 34. 14. (20) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 134, 0, 23. 15. (10) Myatt Snider, Ford, 133, 0, 37. 16. (19) Austin Wayne Self, Toyota, 133, 0, 21. 17. (16) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 133, 0, 20. 18. (24) Robby Lyons, Chevrolet, 133, 0, 19. 19. (22) Michel Disdier, Chevrolet, 132, 0, 18. 20. (23) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 132, 0, 17. 21. (9) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 130, 0, 0. 22. (26) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 127, 0, 15. 23. (31) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 123, 0, 0. 24. (27) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 123, 0, 13. 25. (25) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, engine, 119, 0, 12. 26. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, garage, 118, 0, 11. 27. (28) Tommy Regan, Chevrolet, 112, 0, 10. 28. (11) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, accident, 75, 0, 13. 29. (12) Matt Crafton, Ford, brakes, 40, 0, 9. 30. (32) Mike Senica, Chevrolet, electrical, 28, 0, 7. 31. (21) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, vibration, 23, 0, 6. 32. (29) Scott Stenzel, Chevrolet, electrical, 5, 0, 5.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 122.658 mph.Time of Race: 1 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds.Margin of Victory: 0.437 seconds.Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps.Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers.Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-15; S.Friesen 16-20; N.Gragson 21-32; G.En“ nger 33-35; K.Busch 36-39; G.En“ nger 40; K.Busch 41-42; S.Friesen 43-68; B.Mof“ tt 69-70; K.Busch 71-83; B.Mof“ tt 84-108; K.Busch 109-114; D.Sargeant 115-117; J.Fontaine 118-119; K.Busch 120-134.Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 6 times for 49 laps; S.Friesen, 2 times for 29 laps; B.Mof“ tt, 2 times for 25 laps; N.Gragson, 1 time for 11 laps; G.En“ nger, 2 times for 2 laps; D.Sargeant, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Fontaine, 1 time for 1 lap.Wins: K.Busch, 1; B.Mof“ tt, 1; J.Sauter, 1.Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 148; 2. B.Mof“ tt, 109; 3. G.En“ nger, 108; 4. N.Gragson, 107; 5. B.Rhodes, 103; 6. S.Friesen, 101; 7. S.Davis, 94; 8. D.Sargeant, 92; 9. M.Crafton, 84; 10. M.Snider, 84. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays GamesNo. 2 Michigan State 63, Wisconsin 60 No. 8 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75 Penn State 69, No. 13 Ohio State 68 No. 15 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 Davidson 63, No. 17 Rhode Island 61 Saturdays GamesNo. 1 Virginia 62, Notre Dame 57 No. 15 Michigan 75, No. 2 Michigan State 64 No. 3 Xavier 65, DePaul 62 No. 4 Villanova vs. Georgetown, late No. 5 Duke vs. No. 9 North Carolina, late Oklahoma State 82, No. 6 Kansas 64 No. 7 Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, late No. 12 Texas Tech 79, Texas Christian 75 No. 14 Auburn 79, South Carolina 70 No. 16 Tennessee vs. Georgia, late Syracuse 55, No. 18 Clemson 52 No. 19 Arizona vs. California, late Texas 87, No. 20 West Virginia 79, OT No. 21 Nevada at San Diego State, late No. 22 Saint Marys vs. Pepperdine, late Florida 80, No. 23 Kentucky 67 No. 24 Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall, lateTodays GamesNo. 10 Cincinnati at No. 11 Wichita State, 11 a.m. No. 25 Houston vs. UConn, 3 p.m.CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTSAll times CentralAMERICA EAST CONFERENCE At Higher-Seeded Schools First Round SaturdayUMBC 89, UMass Lowell 77 Hartford 71, New Hampshire 60 Maine at Vermont, late Stony Brook at Albany, lateSemi“ nals TuesdayLowest-remaining seed at highest-remaining seed,6 p.m. Third-remaining seed at second-remaining seed, 6:30 p.m.ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE Championship TodayFlorida Gulf Coast vs. Lipscomb, 3 p.m.BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE At Kimmel Arena, Asheville, N.C. Semi“ nals FridayRadford 61, Winthrop 52 Liberty 69, UNC Asheville 64Championship At Higher-Seeded School TodayRadford vs. Liberty, 1 p.m.BIG TEN CONFERENCE At Madison Square Garden, New York First Round Feb. 28Iowa 96, Illinois 87 Rutgers 65, Minnesota 54Second Round March 1Wisconsin 59, Maryland 54 Michigan 77, Iowa 71, OT Penn State 67, Northwestern 57 Rutgers 76, Indiana 69Quarter“ nals FridayMichigan State 63, Wisconsin 60 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 Penn St. 69, Ohio State 68 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75Semi“ nals SaturdayMichigan 75, Michigan State 64 Penn State vs. Purdue, lateChampionship TodayMichigan vs. Penn State or Purdue, 3:30 p.m.COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION At North Charleston (S.C.) Coliseum First Round SaturdayDrexel vs. James Madison, late Delaware vs. Elon, lateQuarter“ nals TodayCollege of Charleston vs. Drexel-James Madison winner, noon William & Mary vs. Towson, 1:30 p.m. NorthCentral vs. Delaware-Elon winner, 5 p.m. Hofstra vs. UNC Wilmington, 7:30 p.m.HORIZON LEAGUE At Little Caesars Arena, Detroit First Round FridayGreen Bay 93, Detroit 81 Cleveland State 72, Youngstown State 71Second Round SaturdayWright State vs. Green Bay, late Northern Kentucky vs. Cleveland State, lateThird Round TodayUIC vs. Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Oakland vs. IUPUI, 6:30 p.m.METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At The Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. Quarter“ nals FridaySt. Peters 66, Rider 55 Quinnipiac 72, Canisius 69SaturdayNiagara vs. Fair“ eld, late Iona vs. Manhattan, lateSemi“ nals TodaySaint Peters vs. Iona-Manhattan winner, 6 p.m. Quinnipiac vs. Niagara-Fair“ eld winner, 8:30 p.m.MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE At Scottrade Center, St. Louis Quarter“ nals FridayLoyola of Chicago 54, Northern Iowa 50 Bradley 63, Drake 61 Southern Illinois 67, Missouri State 63 Illinois State 77, Indiana State 70Semi“ nals SaturdayLoyola of Chicago 62, Bradley 54 Southern Illinois vs. Illinois State, lateChampionship TodayLoyola of Chicago vs. Southern Illinois-Illinois State winner, 1:05 p.m.NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Semi“ nalsLIU Brooklyn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 77 Wagner 75, Robert Morris 64Championship TuesdayLIU Brooklyn at Wagner, 7 p.m.OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE At The Ford Center, Evansville, Ind. Semi“ nals FridayMurray State 70, Jacksonville State 63 Belmont 94, Austin Peay 79Championship SaturdayMurray State vs. Belmont, latePATRIOT LEAGUE Semi“ nals TodayHoly Cross at Colgate, 11 a.m. Boston University at Bucknell, 1 p.m.SOUTHERN CONFERENCE At U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, N.C. First Round FridayThe Citadel 78, VMI 70 Chattanooga 89, Samford 79Quarter“ nals SaturdayUNC Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Wofford 73, Mercer 53 ETSU vs. Chattanooga, late Furman vs. Western Carolina, lateSemi“ nals TodayUNC Greensboro vs. Wofford, 4 p.m. ETSU-Chattanooga winner vs. Furman-Western Carolina winner, 5:30 p.m.SUMMIT LEAGUE At PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. First Round SaturdaySouth Dakota State vs. Western Illinois, late South Dakota vs. Omaha, lateWEST COAST CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas First Round FridayLoyola Marymount 78, Portland 72 Pepperdine 85, Santa Clara 69Quarter“ nals SaturdayBYU vs. San Diego, late San Francisco vs. Paci“ c, late Gonzaga vs. Loyola Marymount, late Saint Marys vs. Pepperdine, lateSemi“ nals MondaySaint Marys-Pepperdine winner vs. BYU-San Diego winner, 9 p.m. Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount winner vs. San Francisco-Paci“ c winner, 10:30 p.m.FRIDAYS RESULTSEAST Dartmouth 80, Columbia 78 Harvard 98, Cornell 88, 2OT Princeton 78, Brown 63 Quinnipiac 72, Canisius 69 St. Peters 66, Rider 55 Yale 80, Penn 79 SOUTH Chattanooga 89, Samford 79 Davidson 63, Rhode Island 61 Liberty 69, UNC-Asheville 64 Murray St. 70, Jacksonville St. 63 Radford 61, Winthrop 52 The Citadel 78, VMI 70 MIDWEST Akron 67, Kent St. 65 Belmont 94, Austin Peay 79 Bradley 63, Drake 61 Buffalo 100, Bowling Green 70 Cleveland St. 72, Youngstown St. 71 E. Michigan 71, Toledo 69 Green Bay 93, Detroit 81 Illinois St. 77, Indiana St. 70 Loyola of Chicago 54, Northern Iowa 50 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58 Michigan State 63, Wisconsin 60 N. Illinois 66, Ball St. 65 Ohio 75, Miami (Ohio) 66 Penn St. 69, Ohio State 68 Purdue 82, Rutgers 75 S. Illinois 67, Missouri St. 63 W. Michigan at Cent. Michigan, ppd. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 81, Iowa St. 60 Texas-Arlington 85, Texas State 82 FAR WEST Loyola Marymount 78, Portland 72 Pepperdine 85, Santa Clara 69SATURDAYS RESULTSEAST LIU Brooklyn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 77 Providence 61, St. Johns 57 Saint Josephs 78, La Salle 70 Syracuse 55, Clemson 52 UMBC 89, Mass.-Lowell 77 VCU 83, Fordham 58 Wagner 75, Robert Morris 64 James Madison vs. Drexel, late New Hampshire at Hartford, late Georgetown at Villanova, late Penn at Brown, late Elon vs. Delaware, late Maine at Vermont, late Cornell at Dartmouth, late Columbia at Harvard, late Stony Brook at Albany (NY), late Princeton at Yale, late Fair“ eld vs. Niagara, late Duquesne at UMass, late Butler at Seton Hall, late Manhattan vs. Fair“ eld, late SOUTH Florida 80, Kentucky 67 Florida St. 85, Boston College 76 Georgia St. 90, South Alabama 75 Georgia Tech 64, Wake Forest 56 LSU 78, Mississippi St. 57 Miami 69, Virginia Tech 68 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Wofford 73, Mercer 53 Arkansas St. at Louisiana-Monroe, late South Carolina at Auburn, late Coastal Carolina at Appalachian St., late Notre Dame at Virginia, late Lamar at McNeese St., late Troy at Georgia Southern, late Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss., late Grambling St. at Alabama St., late Louisville at NC State, late Nicholls at SE Louisiana, late Georgia at Tennessee, late Texas Southern at Alcorn St., late Prairie View at Southern U., late FIU at Old Dominion, late Marshall at Middle Tennessee, late Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, late Richmond at George Mason, late FAU at Charlotte, late UALR at Louisiana-Lafayette, late W. Kentucky at UAB, late North Carolina at Duke, late Vanderbilt at Mississippi, late W. Carolina vs. Furman, late MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 84, W. Michigan 71 Kansas St. 77, Baylor 67 Marquette 85, Creighton 81 Michigan 75, Michigan St. 64 Xavier 65, DePaul 62 George Washington at Dayton, late UMKC at Chicago St., late Arkansas at Missouri, late W. Illinois vs. S. Dakota St., late New Mexico St. at Rio Grande, late St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis, late Nebraska-Omaha vs. South Dakota, late SOUTHWEST Texas 87, West Virginia 79, OT Texas A&M 68, Alabama 66 Kansas at Oklahoma St., late Abilene Christian at Incarnate Word, late TCU at Texas Tech, late Northwestern St. at Cent. Arkansas, late UTEP at North Texas, late Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston St., late Texas A&M-CC at Houston Baptist, late UTSA at Rice, late MVSU at Ark.-Pine Bluff, late FAR WEST Stanford 84, Arizona St. 83 North Dakota at Portland St., late Weber St. at Montana St., late San Jose St. at Air Force, late San Diego vs. BYU, late Oregon at Washington, late N. Arizona at E. Washington, late Hawaii at Cal St.-Fullerton, late California at Arizona, late Paci“ c vs. San Francisco, late Oregon St. at Washington St., late Colorado at Utah, late Wyoming at Boise St., late UNLV at Utah St., late Seattle at Utah Valley, late Fresno St. at New Mexico, late Idaho St. at Montana, late CS Bakers“ eld at Grand Canyon, late Nevada at San Diego St., late S. Utah at Idaho, late Cal Poly at UC Santa Barbara, late N. Colorado at Sacramento St., late UCLA at Southern Cal, late UC Davis at UC Irvine, late UC Riverside at Long Beach St., late PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times CentralCentral CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GB Toronto 44 17 .721 „ Boston 44 19 .698 1 Philadelphia 34 27 .557 10 New York 24 39 .381 21 Brooklyn 20 43 .317 25 Southeast Division W L PCT. GB Washington 36 27 .571 „ Miami 32 30 .516 3 Charlotte 28 35 .444 8 Orlando 19 43 .306 16 Atlanta 19 44 .302 17 Central Division W L PCT. GB Cleveland 36 25 .590 „ Indiana 35 27 .565 1 Milwaukee 33 29 .532 3 Detroit 29 33 .468 7 Chicago 21 41 .339 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L PCT. GB Houston 48 13 .787 „ San Antonio 36 26 .581 12 New Orleans 35 26 .574 13 Dallas 19 44 .302 30 Memphis 18 43 .295 30 Northwest Division W L PCT. GB Portland 36 26 .581 „ Oklahoma City 37 27 .578 „ Minnesota 38 28 .576 „ Denver 34 28 .548 2 Utah 32 30 .516 4 Paci“ c Division W L PCT. GBGolden State 49 14 .778 „ L.A. Clippers 33 28 .541 15 L.A. Lakers 27 34 .443 21 Sacramento 19 43 .306 29 Phoenix 19 45 .297 30 Saturdays GamesMemphis at Orlando, late Denver at Cleveland, late Detroit at Miami, late Boston at Houston, late L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Utah at Sacramento, lateTodays GamesPhoenix at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 5 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 8 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 8 p.m.Mondays GamesDetroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLCentral CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 66 45 17 4 94 240 182 Boston 62 39 15 8 86 207 157 Toronto 66 39 20 7 85 218 185 Florida 62 31 25 6 68 185 198 Detroit 64 26 28 10 62 169 189 Montreal 64 25 29 10 60 166 198 Ottawa 63 22 31 10 54 173 223 Buffalo 65 20 34 11 51 154 211Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 64 36 21 7 79 198 191 Philadelphia 65 34 20 11 79 196 189 Pittsburgh 65 36 25 4 76 212 198 New Jersey 65 33 24 8 74 191 196 Columbus 65 32 28 5 69 172 184 Carolina 65 29 25 11 69 174 195 N.Y. Islanders 65 29 29 7 65 211 234 N.Y. Rangers 65 29 30 6 64 186 207WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 64 41 14 9 91 210 165 Winnipeg 64 38 17 9 85 217 173 Dallas 65 37 23 5 79 193 171 Minnesota 65 36 22 7 79 200 189 Colorado 64 35 24 5 75 202 189 St. Louis 66 35 26 5 75 180 176 Chicago 65 28 29 8 64 185 189Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 64 41 18 5 87 222 178 San Jose 65 35 21 9 79 194 180 Los Angeles 66 36 25 5 77 192 165 Anaheim 65 32 21 12 76 180 180 Calgary 66 32 25 9 73 185 195 Edmonton 64 27 33 4 58 181 213 Vancouver 65 24 32 9 57 176 214 Arizona 63 19 34 10 48 153 208 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesMontreal 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Carolina 3, New Jersey 1 Florida 4, Buffalo 1 Winnipeg 4, Detroit 3 Colorado 7, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Rangers 3, Calgary 1 Ottawa 5, Vegas 4 Nashville 4, Vancouver 3, OT Anaheim 4, Columbus 2Saturdays GamesTampa Bay 7, Philadelphia 6, SO Dallas 3, St. Louis 2, OT Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3 Montreal at Boston, late N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, late Ottawa at Arizona, late Toronto vs. Washington, late N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, lateTodays GamesNashville at Colorado, 2 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 2 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 3 p.m. Vegas at New Jersey, 4 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 6 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 8 p.m.Mondays GamesCalgary at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Edmonton, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m. GOLF INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURSWORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City Purse: $10 million. Yardage: 7,345; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundShubhankar Sharma 65-66-69„200 Tyrrell Hatton 70-68-64„202 Phil Mickelson 69-68-65„202 Sergio Garcia 68-65-69„202 Rafa Cabrera Bello 66-67-69„202 Pat Perez 68-67-68„203 Dustin Johnson 69-66-68„203 Brian Harman 68-67-68„203 Xander Schauffele 65-68-70„203 Justin Thomas 72-70-62„204 Tony Finau 68-70-68„206 Marc Leishman 69-68-69„206 Charley Hoffman 70-66-70„206 Jordan Spieth 70-67-69„206 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 66-69-71„206 TEHRANEx-Iran wrestling chief criticizes governmentThe resigned head of Irans wrestling federation has asked the countrys diplomats to take responsibility and support athletes who refuse to compete against Israelis, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday.The government usually rewards athletes for such behavior but Rasoul Khadem says diplomats stop short of taking a position in the interna-tional sports community.The report quoted Khadem as saying Irans diplomats should defend the countrys political positions in sport.Khadem resigned from his position on Wednesday in apparent protest but it was rejected by the Ministry of Sport and Youth.Israel and Iran are bitter adversaries and Iranian athletes traditionally refrain from competing against Israelis.In November, wrestler Ali Reza Karimi received a six-month ban by United World Wrestling after his manager, Hamidreza Jamshidi, ordered him to throw a match against a Russian competitor to avoid facing an Israeli wrestler during the U-23 World Championship in Poland. Irans sports ministry praised the athlete for supporting human values.Ž Jamshidi received a two-year ban. The Associated PressIN BRIEFAUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. FOX „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Penzoil 400, at Las Vegas COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. CBS „ Cincinnati at Wichita St. CBSSN „ Patriot League, “ rst semi“ nal, at highestremaining seed Noon ESPN „ Big South Tournament, “ nal, at highest-remaining seed 1 p.m. CBS „ Missouri Valley Tournament, “ nal, at St. Louis CBSSN „ Patriot League Tournament, second semi“ nal, at highest-remaining seed ESPNEWS „ SMU at South Florida 2 p.m. ESPN „ Atlantic Sun Tournament, “ nal, at highest-remaining seed 3 p.m. CBSSN „ UConn at Houston 3:30 p.m. CBS „ Big Ten Tournament, “ nal, at New York ESPNU „ Tulane at UCF 8:30 p.m. ESPNU „ MAAC Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Albany, N.Y. 10:30 p.m. ESPNU „ MAAC Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, at Albany, N.Y. (same-day tape) GOLF 4 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, Tshwane Open, “ nal round, at Waterkloof, South Africa 11 a.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, WGCMexico Championship, “ nal round, at Mexico City 1 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, WGCMexico Championship, “ nal round, at Mexico City 3:30 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Cologuard Classic, “ nal round, at Tucson, Ariz. MLB Noon MLB „ Spring training, Houston vs. St. Louis, at Palm Beach, Fla. NBA 7 p.m. ESPN „ Philadelphia at Milwaukee NHL 6 p.m. NBCSN „ Detroit at Minnesota SOCCER 7:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal 8:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Koln vs. Stuttgart 10 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Manchester City vs. Chelsea 11 a.m. ESPN2 „ Women, She Believes Cup, United States vs. France, at Harrison, N.J. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich 4 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, Los Angeles FC at Seattle 7:30 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, New York City FC at Sporting Kansas City 9 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, Portland at L.A. Galaxy RUGBY 1 p.m. NBCSN „ English Premiership, Worcester Warriors vs. Leicester Tigers TRACK & FIELD 3 p.m. NBCSN „ IAAF World Indoor Championships, at Birmingham, England (same-day tape) WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPNU „ Atlantic 10 Tournament, “ nal, at Richmond, Va. Noon FS2 „ Big East Tournament, “ rst quarter“ nal, Marquette vs. Seton HallXavier winner, at Chicago 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ ACC Tournament, “ nal, at Greensboro, N.C. 1:30 p.m. ESPNU „ AAC Tournament, second quarter“ nal, South Florida vs. East Carolina-SMU winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 3 p.m. FS1 „ Big 12 Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, at Oklahoma City 2:30 p.m. FS2 „ Big East Tournament, second quarter“ nal, Creighton vs. St. Johns, at Chicago 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ SEC Tournament, “ nal, at Nashville, Tenn. 4:30 p.m. FS1 „ Big 12 Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Oklahoma City 5:30 p.m. ESPNU „ AAC Tournament, third quarter“ nal, UConn vs. Memphis-Tulane winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 6 p.m. ESPN2 „ Big Ten Tournament, “ nal, at Indianapolis FS2 „ Big East Tournament, third quarter“ nal, DePaul vs. Butler-Providence winner, at Chicago 8 p.m. ESPN2 „ Pac-12 Tournament, “ nal, at Seattle 8:30 p.m. FS2 „ Big East Tournament, fourth quarter“ nal, Villanova vs. Georgetown, at ChicagoON THE AIR


** ** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 C5 The Associated PressCLEVELAND „ Gary Harris scored 32 points, Will Barton added 23 and the Denver Nug-gets did most of their damage behind the 3-point arc in a 126-117 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sat-urday night.The Nuggets made 19 of 35 3-pointers, including three in the final 2:26, to hold off a sec-ond-half charge from the Cavs, who are struggling as they try to blend in four new players on the fly.James finished with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds „ his 13th triple-double this season „ but Clevelands lack of a dependable No. 2 scorer with Kevin Love out with a broken left hand continues to be a major problem.More troublesome, though, is the Cavs defense or lack of it. Whenever Denver needed a big basket, the Nuggets got it by making the extra pass and exploiting holes in Clevelands defense.J.R. Smith scored 19 points „ all in the second half „ in his return from a one-game sus-pension for throwing a bowl of soup on Cavs assistant coach Damon Jones. With Smith and James carrying the scoring load, the Cavs pulled within 115-114 with 2:40 left.But the Nuggets came right back as Paul Millsap drilled a 3-pointer and Harris made two more from outside to put it away. Jamal Murray and Wilson Chandler added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets, who are 9-3 since Feb. 1.Larry Nance Jr. gave the Cavs a needed lift in the second quar-ter with a vicious dunk. Catching a pass on the base-line, Nance, who recently participated in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend, took one dribble, cocked his arm and posterized Mason Plumlee. The slam brought James and several other amazed Cavs onto the floor to celebrate.The Nuggets, though, werent fazed.Harris and Barton knocked down 3-pointers and Denver pushed its lead to 14 and was up 73-62 at halftime.HEAT 105, PISTONS 96: Kelly Olynyk and Josh Richardson each scored 17 points, and the Miami Heat enhanced their playoff hopes with a 105-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. James Johnson scored 14 points, Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow each had 13 and Dwyane Wade added 11 for Miami. Hassan Whiteside grabbed 19 rebounds for the Heat, who won for only the fourth time in their last 13 games. Blake Grif“ n scored 31 points and Andre Drummond “ nished with 22 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who were playing their “ fth game in seven nights „ four of those on the road. Reggie Bullock scored 11 points for the Pistons, who have lost eight of their last 10 overall „ and 13 of their last 14 on the road.Harris, Nuggets pick up victory over CavsThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Michigan was the best team in the Big Ten Conference at tourna-ment time last year, and things arent changing. Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title with a 75-64 victory over top-seeded Michigan State on Saturday, ending the No. 2 ranked Spar-tans 13-game winning streak.Senior swingman Duncan Robinson said this year feels like 2017 when the Wolverines won the tournament as the No. 8 seed, the lowest seed to win the event.I think coming down the stretch in that championship game and how it felt, I think all the guys want that again more than anything,Ž said Robinson, one of five players in double figures in the eighth straight win for No. 15 Michi-gan (27-7). We are one step closer, but we still have to stay locked in on the task at hand.ŽMichigan will play thirdseeded Purdue (28-5) on Sunday as the five-day tournament ends at Madison Square Garden. The No. 8-ranked Boilermakers, who edged Michigan twice in the regular season by a combined five points, beat seventhseeded Penn State 78-70 in the second semifinal.Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson also had 15 for the Wolverines, who were also the last team to beat Michigan State (294), when they did it on Jan. 13. Robinson added 13 points off the bench and Charles Matthews had 12.Michigan was just too bal-anced and quick for Michigan State.The difference was the second half. Wagner got going and the Wolverines lit up the Spartans defense, hitting 12 of 18 from the field and making 20 of 27 free throws in the final 20 minutes.Michigan coach John Beilein had a great motivational speech for Wagner, who was 0-for-7 from the field in first 20 minutes.Hey, Mo, are you going to make a shot?, Beilein recalled saying. Because right now youre stinking the place up. Just make one shot.ŽWagner, who finished 4 of 14 from the field, laughed when it was mentioned.Coach and I have a really good relationship,Ž said Wagner, who stood in front of the Michigan fans after the game and repeated waived his arms to encourage the celebration. He can say that. Thats fine. He told me to pick it up a little bit and make plays.ŽMiles Bridges had 17 points to lead Michigan State before fouling out late. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 and Cassius Win-ston had 11, but the Spartans only crossed into double figures with the Michigan band revving the Maize and Blue faithful at Madison Square Garden with yet another ver-sion of Hail To The Victors.ŽOur mood is were really mad, but like I said, were not going to let it affect us in the future,Ž Bridges said.No. 1 VIRGINIA 62, NOTRE DAME 57: Devon Hall scored 17 points in his “ nal game at John Paul Jones Arena and No. 1 Virginia outlasted Notre Dame 62-57 on Saturday. Ty Jerome added 13 points for the Cavaliers (28-2, 17-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their “ fth in a row. Bonzie Colson, playing in just his second game since missing 15 with a broken foot, had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the Irish (18-13, 8-10). Martinas Geben added 14 points and 10 rebounds. No. 3 XAVIER 65, DePAUL 62: Trevon Bluiett scored 22 points, and Xavier set a school record for regular-season wins while clinching the top seed in the Big East. The Musketeers (27-4, 15-3) hung on for their 12th win in 13 games. That ended Villanovas four-year run of “ rst-place “ nishes. Bluiett became the schools all-time leader in 3-pointers, making four to give him 310 in his career. Brandon Cyrus led DePaul (11-19, 4-14) with a career-high 20 points. No. 3 VILLANOVA 97, GEORGETOWN 73: Mikal Bridges scored 24 points and Jalen Brunson had 16 points and seven assists and Jay Wright moved into a tie atop Villanovas career wins list with 413. Wright improved to 413-165 since he took the job in 2001 and has led the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four and 2016 national championship. He matched Al Severance, who went 413-201 from 1936-1961. The Wildcats (27-4, 14-4) head to Madison Square Garden as the No. 2 seed after their run of four straight regular-season conference titles was ended by Xavier. Jesse Govan scored 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting for the Hoyas (15-14, 5-13). Wolverines end Spartans 13-game winning streakMichigans Moritz Wagner celebrates as time winds off the clock at the Wolverines Big Ten tournament semi“ nal victory against Michigan State Saturday in New York. [JULIE JACOBSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Kevin BrockwayGainesville SunFlorida coach Mike White said he feels like the Gators are playing their best basketball of the season right now.The key, with critical games in March ahead, is to sustain it.Weve got to handle suc-cess much better than we have at other times during this basketball season,Ž White said.The Gators closed their regular season on another high note Saturday, knock-ing off No. 23 Kentucky 80-67 before a frenzied 10,558 at the OConnell Center. Florida posted its first regular-season sweep over the Wildcats since 2014 and just its sixth regular-season sweep against UK in school history. Weve got to stay locked in,Ž said Florida junior guard Jalen Hudson, who led four UF scorers in double figures with 22 points. Whatever were doing right now, weve got to continue to do it. Were in a groove right now. I think this is the best basketball weve played all year.Ž Florida won its third con-secutive game with balance on offense and hustle on defense. Along with Hudsons output, senior guard Egor Koulechov added 16 points, redshirt sophomore forward Keith Stone had 10 points and junior guard KeVaughn Allen posted perhaps his best all-around floor game at UF with 11 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.Senior point guard Chris Chiozza capped an emotional Senior Day with nine points, four assists and one steal, becoming UFs all-time leader in assists with 551. Chiozza, tied with Erving Walker going into the game, broke the record feeding Stone on a 3-pointer with 6:06 left in the first half.Florida (20-11, 11-7 SEC) knocked off Auburn, Ala-bama and Kentucky in eight days to close the regular season. The Gators secured the third seed and a double bye in the SEC Tournament and will open play Friday at 9:30 p.m. in St. Louis.This is as confident as weve been all season,Ž Chi-ozza said.The Gators scored 16 points off 11 Kentucky turnovers while holding the Wildcats to 41.4-percent shooting from the floor. Florida scored 14 points off turnovers in the first half and went 6 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half to race to a 48-33 halftime lead, scoring its most points in the first half since putting up 48 against Arkansas in the first half Jan. 17.We got our hands on a few basketballs early and, of course, when we get out in transition, it continues to be a big strength for us,Ž White said.Hudson, coming off a 27-point game earlier in the week against Alabama, scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half.Im not sure if this is the best Ive ever played, but Im just trying to be aggressive,Ž Hudson said. My team-mates keep finding me.ŽFlorida extended its lead to as many as 23 points in the second half, going up 62-39 on a Koulechov 3-pointer with 16:04 left in the second half, before going on a rut. After a jumper by freshman Mike Okauru put Florida up 64-44, the Gators went the next 8:21 without a field goal during a 12-1 Kentucky run that was sparked when the Wildcats switched to a zone defense.They went into that zone and they were really long and that made it tougher on us,Ž Koulechov said.But after Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cut UFs lead to 65-56 with a driving basket, the Gators finally ended their drought with a big shot, a 3-pointer by Hudson with 6:19 left that hit both the rim and backboard before bouncing in to put UF back up 68-56.I think that hit every part of the rim,Ž Hudson said. It was supposed to go in.ŽFrom there, Florida con-tinued to pad its lead, going up 75-57 on a 3-pointer by Allen with 4:18 left. In the final minute, Chiozza hit a pair of free throws to put Florida up 80-65, which allowed both Chiozza and Koulechov to check out of the game to a raucous ovation.Kentucky (21-10, 10-8) had its four-game win streak snapped. Gilgeous-Alexander led four UK scorers in double figures with 17 points. Kentucky coach John Calipari said the Wild-cats were done in by a lack of ball movement. While Florida posted an assist-to-turnover ratio of 15 to 10, the Wildcats had just six assists to 13 turnovers.We didnt pass today,Ž Calipari said. I dont have any idea why we didnt pass the ball to each other. If you have two guys on you, that means throw it to somebody. We reverted. This is how we played a month ago.ŽFLORIDA 80, No. 23 KENTUCKY 67 KENTUCKY (21-10) Knox 3-10 5-7 12, Gabriel 1-4 0-0 3, Richards 1-2 0-2 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 7-14 2-4 17, Diallo 0-7 1-2 1, Vanderbilt 2-4 2-2 6, Killeya-Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Washington 5-9 3-5 13, Green 4-7 0-0 11. Totals 24-58 13-22 67. FLORIDA (20-11) Hayes 1-2 0-2 2, Koulechov 5-7 4-6 16, Hudson 8-16 3-3 22, Chiozza 2-7 5-6 9, Allen 4-9 0-0 11, Stone 4-10 0-0 10, Gak 2-3 2-3 6, Okauru 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 28-57 14-20 80. Halftime_Florida 48-33. 3-Point Goals_Kentucky 6-16 (Green 3-3, GilgeousAlexander 1-2, Gabriel 1-3, Knox 1-5, Diallo 0-3), Florida 10-25 (Hudson 3-7, Allen 3-7, Koulechov 2-3, Stone 2-4, Chiozza 0-4). Fouled Out_ None. Rebounds_Kentucky 32 (Washington 7), Florida 31 (Allen 7). Assists_Kentucky 6 (Gilgeous-Alexander 4), Florida 15 (Allen 7). Total Fouls_Kentucky 17, Florida 20.Gators in grooveFlorida feeling con dent a er series sweep of KentuckyFlorida senior guard Chris Chiozza gets a shot off Saturday against Kentucky at the OConnell Center. Gators won 80-67. [ALAN YOUNGBLOOD/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER]


** C6 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Greg BeachamThe Associated PressLAS VEGAS „ NASCARs annual early-season trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway is an understandable favorite for many teams and drivers. This years event, however, is about getting much more than a few hands of blackjack and the checkered flag.For the first time, every-body is coming back to Vegas in six months for the opening race of the playoffs.Each turn in Sundays Monster Energy Cup Series race should provide experience and data to the drivers hoping to dominate the post-season this fall.There is definitely some added importance to this race with (Las Vegas) being in the playoffs,Ž said Kyle Larson, who excelled in practice this week at the track where he finished second to eventual Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. last year.Hopefully we have a strong race, and if not, you know what you need to go back and work on to be better when you come back later in the year to benefit your playoff run,Ž Larson added. Not that this race when it was just a stand-alone event wasnt important, but anytime you can race at a track that you are going to come back at in the final 10, its got some added importance to it.ŽWhile other tracks have downsized their NASCAR ambitions when faced with smaller crowds in recent years, Las Vegas has been eager to host a second race for several years, confident in its local fan base and the visiting fans who plan a vacation weekend around the March race.The track finally got a second date last year when New Hampshires second race was given to Vegas, which was backed by sponsorship deals with the local Convention and Visitors Authority and with the South Point hotel-casino, owned by former race team owner Michael Gaughan.Everybody already knows this track from NASCARs annual visits, but teams are paying particularly close attention this week.This race has more impor-tance around it than it ever has before, just because of the playoff atmosphere that will be around it in September,Ž said Kurt Busch, who was born in this city. This is big for Las Vegas.ŽThe winter weather in Las Vegas isnt necessarily help-ing the teams to prepare for September, when tempera-tures are almost certain to be sizzling. The speedway has been chilly this week, with occasional 40 mph winds buffeting cars and possibly changing drivers tactics.Its definitely an important weekend to make sure you have a firm understand-ing of this track and what youre going to need when you come back for the playoffs,Ž said Kevin Harvick, who won last week in Atlanta.Other things to watch on the 1 -mile track on the northernmost end of the Strip: On the poleRyan Blaney earned his third career pole Friday, and his Team Penske Ford will start alongside Harvick on the front row. Blaney has been impressive already this season, nearly winning at Daytona after leading 118 laps before late-race contact with Kurt Busch forced him to pit for repairs. Penskes rising star gets another chance to earn his second career Cup victory in Vegas. JJs gambleJimmie Johnson is the most successful active driver in Las Vegas, winning four times and recording nine top-10 finishes. Yet he hasnt won on this track since 2010, and the seven-time Cup champion arrives on the longest winless skid of his career at 25 straight races. Johnson intends to get his season back on track on his native West Coast. Busch brothersKyle and Kurt Busch grew up in Las Vegas, but the Durango High School grads have only one combined Cup victory on the track that was built during their youth. Kyle Busch won the Cup race in 2009, but he also has victories there in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series race, which he won Friday night. The 39-year-old Kurt Busch, who will start third after an impressive qualifying run, makes no secret of his desire to raise the trophy in the desert before he retires.Drivers studying Vegas to prepare for playo returnRyan Blaney drives along pit road Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Blaney won the pole for Sundays NASCAR Cup Series race. [ANDREA CORNEJO/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] The Associated PressMEXICO CITY „ Shubhan-kar Sharma held his never to the end and held a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Mexico Championship.Now the 21-year-old from India has one last round to hold off a few of golfs biggest names.Sharma stretched his lead to as many as four shots Saturday at Chapultepec Golf Club until he started dropping a few shots late on the back nine. After clip-ping a tree and going into the bunker on the 18th, he holed a 15-foot par putt for a 2-under 69.That left him 18 holes away from capping off his amazing rise. Just three months ago, Sharma had yet to win a tournament outside Indias developmental circuit, didnt have a European Tour card and was No. 462 in the world. A victory in this World Golf Championship would be his third in his last eight starts and likely put him in the top 25.His biggest test might come from the names on the leaderboard.Phil Mickelson played bogey-free for a 65 that will put him in the last group with Sharma and Tyrrell Hatton of England, who had a 64. Also two shots behind were Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, who each had a 69. Another shot back was Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world and defend-ing champion, who managed a 68 despite playing the par 5s on the back nine in 1 over.Sharma, the only two-time winner on the European Tour this year who leads the Race to Dubai, didnt blink.Even so, there was some emotion packed into those two short fist-pumps when his par putt dropped on the final hole. He was at 13-under 200. Mickelson, coming off three straight top 10s for the first time since 2009, is in his best position yet. His drivers arent as wild, he is making more key putts to keep the round going and his iron game is solid as ever.Its been a long time since my games been back to this point,Ž Mickelson said. Im back playing some of my best golf again. It will start to click and get better and better as the year goes on.ŽAs for winning for the first time since the 2013 British Open?I think whether it happens tomorrow or not „ very good chance it will „ but if it doesnt, its going to happen soon because Im playing too well for it not to.ŽHatton went out in 30 and kept a clean card on another warm day at 7,800 feet above sea level.Pat Perez had three birdies in a four-hole stretch and momentarily tied Sharma for the lead. But he dropped a shot on the 16th, and then came up short in the water on the par-3 17th and made double bogey. He had to settle for a 68, though he still was just three shots behind.Johnson made eagle on the par-5 sixth, but then traded birdies and bogeys the rest of the way until ending with a birdie to get in range.Justin Thomas also has new life after setting the course record with a 62, breaking by one the mark Jordan Spieth set last year. Thomas didnt figure out what was going on with his swing until a practice session Saturday morning. Even then, his goal was to get to 10 under by the end of the tournament.Got a pretty good jumpstart on that,Ž said Thomas, who was at 9-under 204. I may have to reset that goal a little bit.ŽSpieth birdied three of his last four holes and was six behind. Sharma had never seen such large crowds following him, and its still hard to digest seeing so many players he only knew from the middle of the night in Chandigarh, when he would stay up to watch the majors.He still remembers not only Mickelson winning the British Open at Muirfield, but the 3-wood he hit onto the 17th green that led to his victory. He recalls studying for an exam all day on Monday in 2008 so he could stay up to watch Tiger Woods when the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.Now hes in the midst of these players, and hes beat-ing them.Sunday is a final exam of another variety.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Steve Stricker lost the Cologuard Classic lead Saturday when he drove into the water on the par-5 18th in a closing double bogey. A year after losing a chance to win the event in his PGA Tour Champions debut when his 3-wood went left into the water on the “ nal hole, Stricker did it again Saturday. Stricker ended up with a 3-under 70, leaving him a stroke behind Tommy Tolles with a round left on Omni Tucson Nationals Catalina Course. Tolles saved par on 18 for a 70 after following Stricker into the water Tolles had an 11-under 135 total. Scott Dunlap, tied for the “ rst-round lead with Tolles, was tied with Stricker at 10 under after a 71. Rocco Mediate (65) and Doug Garwood (68) were 9 under. LPGA TOUR: Florida teenager Nelly Korda shot a third-round 7-under 65 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead at the LPGA Tours Womens World Championship after Danielle Kang made her “ rst bogeys of the tournament to slip back into second place. Korda had eight birdies and one bogey as she “ nished on 15-under 201 heading into the “ nal round at the Sentosa Golf Club. Kang started the day leading by four strokes and “ nished trailing Korda by one after a 70. She dropped her “ rst shot of the tournament on the 15th after going 50 holes without making a bogey, then made another mistake on 18. Brooke Henderson had a bogey-free 65, matching Korda for the low round of the day, to join Minjee Lee (68) in a tie for third at 11 under after an extraordinary display with the putter.Sharma holds his nerve and the leadShubhankar Sharma lines up a putt on the third hole in the third round of the Mexico Championship on Saturday at the Chapultepec Golf Club in in Mexico City. [EDUARDO VERDUGO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Rachel DOroThe Associated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska „ Cheering fans lined the streets as mushers took their dog teams for a short sprint in Alaskas largest city Sat-urday for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.The morning trek along snow-heaped paths in downtown Anchorage gave supporters a chance to mingle with mushers and their furry teams before the competitive portion of the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilo-meter) race to Nome begins Sunday to the north in the community of Willow. But two hours before Saturdays action got started, a dog on Norwegian musher Lars Monsens team got loose and disappeared during preparations for the 11-mile (18-kilometer) run through town. The dog, Hudson, was not immediately found, Iditarod spokesman Chas St. George said.This years Iditarod comes amid a plethora of troubles for race organizers, includ-ing a former winners dog doping scandal, the loss of a major sponsor and increas-ing pressure from animal rights activists following the deaths of five dogs con-nected to last years race.But on Saturday, the focus for mushers was on the race ahead.Its all about the dogs now,Ž said defending champion Mitch Seavey, a three-time winner. Dogs are what we focus on. I think thats why everybody showed up down here on the streets today, its because we love the dogs.ŽVeteran musher Scott Janssen of Anchorage said that for now, he is letting all the negative stuff go in one ear and out the other,Ž but will do everything in his power after the race to change the face of the Iditarod.I run this race because I love the Iditarod and I love my dogs,Ž said Jans-sen, a funeral home director known as the Mushing Mor-tician. My dogs have been training all year to do this and were going to go out there and were going to have a great time.ŽFans also were concentrating on the race itself. Among them were sisters Liz and Jenny Ott of Bradford, England. The pair first got a desire to see the Iditarod in person after going on a sled dog ride with Iditarod veteran Ryan Redington, grandson of late race co-founder Joe Redington Sr., as part of an Alaska cruise land excursion five years ago.Its a bucket list thing,Ž Liz Ott said.Something you have to do before you die,Ž her sister added.Mushers, fans gather for famed Iditarod in AlaskaRookie musher Matt Failor gets friendly with Pantera, a dog in his team, prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska. [MICHAEL DINNEEN/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 C7Godwin … named to the first-team defense.Port St. Joe defensive lineman Alvin Dempsey and utility player Keandre Gantalso were named to the first-team defense, while the Tiger Sharks placed two players on the second-team defense in defensive lineman Darius Townsend and linebacker Caleb Butts.Defensive lineman Jamarious Engram and linebacker Kentrell Lawson gave Blountstown a pair of second-team representatives. Among the other area players on the second-team defense were Bozeman linebacker Curtis Earnest, Cotton-dale defensive back Amari Banks, Holmes County defensive back Ray Powell, and Vernon utility player Chris Williams.The second-team offense featured Cot-tondale athlete Cameron Brooks and three Blountstown players: quarterback Trent Peacock, offensive lineman Nathan Hunter, and kicker James Shores. Bozeman had two play-ers who earned honorable mention; running back Cameron Hoffmeister and utility player Hunter Kruger. PLAYERSFrom Page C1Mosleys Geoffrey Lancaster (40) rushes the quarterback in a game against Gadsden County last season. [THE NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTO] Arnold began its onslaught when Ashley Troutman homered lead-ing off the top of the first inning, Arnold the visit-ing team because of a coin flip.The Marlins, 8-2, scored three runs in the first, broke open the game with eight in the third, then tacked on five in the fourth and a final run in the fifth.Troutman and Pilar Egge each had two hits and Erin Ramsey knocked in two runs.The win came on the heels of two Arnold wins on Friday. The Marlins downed Washington 12-8, than outlasted Maclay 20-7. The combined 15 runs allowed in those wins pretty much put Arnold out of the running for the overall title even if the Marlins downed Leon in their fourth and final game. Arnold 308 51 „ 17 13 3 McCarthy 000 20 „ 2 1 4Romero (L) and Cabrera; Lee (W) and Flaat.LOB: Arnold 4, McCarthy 2. E: McCarthy 4 ( Powers, Romero, Cabrera, Boulton). Arnold 3 (Chester, Allgood 2). SF: Thompson. 2B: Lee, Egge, Allgood. HR: Troutman, Lee. SB: Smith 2, Troutman, Lee, Chester, Allgood. CS: Powers. WP: Romero 4. PB: Cabrera 2, Flaat. RBIs: Arnold, Lee 3, Ramsey 2, Troutman, Thompson, White, Chester, Smith, Egge.Tournament resultsFriday Niceville 15, Wakulla 5; North Bay Haven 8, Crestview 7; Wicksburg 4, Paxton 0; Marianna 17, McCarthy 5; Sneads 12, Franklin County 9; Chiles 8, Daphne 2; Belleview 6, Holmes County 3; Wewahitchka 2, Milton 0; Navarre 16, Leon 3; Escambia 18, Mosley 6; Florida High 18, Bay 7; Arnold 12, Washington 8; Marianna 1, Tate 0; Franklin County 17, Fort Walton Beach 5; Chiles 6, Walton 4; Lincoln 6, Belleview 4; Niceville 8, Wewahitchka 2; Navarre 11, North Bay Haven 1; Wicksburg 15, Escambia 5; West Florida 14, Florida High 0; Washington 8, Maclay 5; Tate 12, McCarthy 0; Sneads 14, Fort Walton Beach 2; Walton 7, Daphne 6; Lincoln 1, Holmes County 0; Milton 3, Wakulla 1; Crestview 7, Leon 5; Paxton 8, Mosley 1; West Florida 18, Bay 1; Arnold 20, Maclay 7.SaturdayChiles 6, Niceville 4; Wewahitchka 2, North Bay Haven 0; Sneads 2, West Florida 0; Holmes County 16, Maclay 0; Marianna 14, Escambia 0; Bay 12, Washington 2; Wicksburg 2, Walton 0; Lincoln 10, Milton 3; Daphne 5, Tate 4; Navarre 2, Mosley 1; Belleview 7, Paxton 2; McCarthy 22, Leon 18; Crestview 13, Maclay 11; Escambia 6, Franklin County 2; Fort Walton Beach 11, Washington 1; Wakulla 1, Walton 0; Niceville 5, Lincoln 0; Tate 6, North Bay Haven 0; Navarre 14, Florida High 2; Arnold 17, McCarthy 2. Remaining games: Belleview vs. West Florida, Crestview vs. Holmes County, Franklin County vs. Marianna, Bay vs. Fort Walton Beach, Wakulla vs. Wicksburg, Milton vs. Chiles, Tate vs. Wewahitchka, Mosley vs. Florida High, Paxton vs. Sneads, Leon vs. Arnold. SOFTBALLFrom Page C1Arnolds Alex Smith steals second base as Archbishop McCarthys Alecia Behrens doesnt even attempt a tag. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Ashley Allgood runs out a ground ball on the in“ eld in Arnolds third tournament victory. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] stepping aside in Port St. Joe and being replaced by former adversary Greg Jordan of Blountstown. Thats quite a momentum builder as we ease into March, but it doesnt take into consideration a story that has a monstrous head start entering a home stretch that hasnt even come into sight. Namely, a new Tommy Oliver Stadium is scheduled to open this fall and welcome a football season diverted the past two years to Arnold and Bozeman. If a shiny new venue wasnt enough to spice the discussion, Superintendent Bill Husfelt took a hand in providing added perspective. Instead of a kickoff classic game to open the new stadium, Bay and Rutherford have moved up their regular-season game, scheduled for Aug. 31, two weeks to Aug. 17. While the rest of the football programs in the state are playing kickoff classics that week, Bays and Rutherfords opener will count toward the regular season through a waiver granted by the Florida High School Athletics Association. The only stipulation is that Bay and Rutherford can play only nine more regular-season games thereafter, so basically both schools are forfeiting the staging of a one-game exhibition season, or an 11th date on the schedule. Husfelt said that moving up the regularseason meeting between the two oldest football programs in the county was his idea in order to give the first athletic competition at the new site added significance. "As a Bay High graduate I know how important Tommy Oliver Stadium has been to Bay High, and as an assistant football coach at Rutherford I know how important this rivalry is to that school," Husfelt said. "I just thought there would be added excitement to open it with a great rivalry game." County Athletic Director Kirk Harrell was involved with the FHSAA to help make the scheduling change happen. He is aware that both schools are losing out on the possibility of sharing an added live gate for a kickoff classic 11th game, but projected that the timing and impact of the opener might offset that. "Were hoping for a sellout," Harrell said. With or without one, its already going to be a hard story to beat. MCCANNFrom Page C1 The News Herald will publish announcements of area interest concerning meetings or events. Announcements, which must be dated and contain contact information, can be mailed to the Sports Department, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 or emailed to Events that require entry fees or registration costs that dont benefit charities or go toward the operating expenses of youth leagues or school booster clubs, or toward the purchase of trophies and awards are not eligible, and must run as an advertisement. Youth WrestlingYouth wrestling for ages 10-19 will take place Tues-days and Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Arnold High School wrestling room and continue during the summer. The first prac-tice of the season is March 13. The program enables children to either to get a background in the basics in the sport or to improve their current skills. Adult basketball of“ cialsAny official who is interested in officiating in the Lynn Haven Adult Bas-ketball League 2018 starting in March can contact Fred Mosley at 850-960-0172 for information about the upcoming season. Panhandle Seminole Club golfThe annual Panhandle Seminole Club Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, April 12 at Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. Registration and warm-up will begin at noon CST with the shotgun start at 1 p.m. for this four-man scramble event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place teams. Entry is $65. Contact: Roy Baker 850-209-1326 or George Sweeney 850-482-5526.ANNOUNCEMENTS


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TBS 31 15 139 247 Percy Jackson-Lightning Thief ‰‰ Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (13) Logan Lerman.(:15) ‰‰‚ Real Steel (11) Hugh Jackman. A boxing promoter and his son build a robot fighter. TCM 25 70 132 256 ‰‰‰ Send Me No Flowers (64) Rock Hudson, Doris Day. ‰‰‰‚ Charade (63) Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn. ‰‰‰ Beach Party (63) Bob Cummings, Dorothy Malone. TLC 37 40 183 280 Seeking Sister Wife Seeking Sister Wife Seeking Sister Wife Seeking Sister Wife Sister Wives (N)(:03) Sister Wives (N) TNT 29 54 138 245 (12:00) ‰‰‰ Catch Me if You Can (02) Leonardo DiCaprio. ‰‰‰ American Gangster (07) Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor. ‰‰‰‚ American Sniper (14) USA 62 55 105 242 Law & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVU WGN-A 13 239 307 Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Blue Bloods Hold OutsŽ Blue Bloods SUNDAY EVENING C COMCAST W WOW! 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TCM 25 70 132 256 ‰‰‚ Daughter of the Dragon (31) ‰‰‰ Shanghai Express (32) Marlene Dietrich. ‰‰‚ Piccadilly (29) Gilda Gray, Jameson Thomas. ‰‰‚ Mr. Wu (27) TLC 37 40 183 280 Sister Wives Maddie has her baby shower. (N)(:02) Seeking Sister Wife (:14) Sister Wives Maddie has her baby shower.(12:08) Seeking Sister Wife TNT 29 54 138 245 (6:00) ‰‰‰‚ American Sniper (14) Bradley Cooper. The Alienist AscensionŽ (9:58) ‰‰‰ Catch Me if You Can (02) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken. USA 62 55 105 242 Law & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVUModern FamilyModern FamilyModern FamilyModern Family ‰‰‰ The Rundown (03) WGN-A 13 239 307 Blue Bloods Back in the DayŽ Blue Bloods CursedŽ Blue BloodsShoot the MessengerBellevueBones C8 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald TV LISTINGS


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 D1 CELEBRATE COMMUNITY Celebrate Community is a partnership between The News Herald and local businesses to highlight the little things that make this area unique, that cause us to love it. Each Sunday in this space, well write about one of the topics important to our areas core. Email story ideas to Jan Waddy at COMING UPThe Emerald Coast Cruizin returns Wednesday, which includes a parade through Pier Parkjust a er 5 p.m., and the main event returns to Aaron Bessant Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Details, emeraldcoastcruizin. com TODAYThe Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show wraps up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Aaron Bessant Park. Tickets are $10; $5 for active and retired military with ID; ages 12 and younger are free. Details, GulfBoatShow. com INSIDEPets of the Week D2 You Can Help D3 Botanists Corner D3 Education D4 Community Connections D4 Society D5 Whats Happening D6 Sunday Crossword D6 By Collin Breaux747-5081 | @PCNHCollinB CollinB@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY„ The Bay County Stamp Club hasnt had its own stamp show since the 1990s, but thats changing in acouple ofmonths.The Stamp Club will host a stamp show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 19 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3007 W. 14th St., free of charge. Stamp collectors and any curious folks are invited to come check out and buy stamps, and learn about the hobby. There will be informational displays and dealer booths, and a tin where kids can get free stamps.The Stamp Club, which started in the 1960s, has been holding joint shows with a local coin club for the past few years. The club decided to branch out on their own again this year sincemembership has increased to a little overŽ 20 people, depending on the time of year. Previous Stamp Club shows have been humongous,Ž accord-ing to its members.Stamp Club members are excited to share a hobby theyre passionate about. President Walter Baldwin started collecting stamps when he was 10 or 11 through his grandfather and got back into it when he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1983. He has 10 thick binders full of thousands of stamps and said the hobby teaches his-tory and geography.My wife happened to be reading the paper one day and found that there was a club in town,Ž Baldwin said. I joined it in 1985. Ive been a member ever since, for 30-something years. ... My favorite stamps are sea shells because Im a sea shell collector.ŽGeorge Carothers, a Stamp Club member who also has an extensive collection, joined in 2000. He said most American stamp enthusiasts collect American stamps and can also Hobby keeps history aliveAfter an increase in membership, the Bay County Stamp Club has decided to host its own show on May 19 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. The club meets at the church from 7-9 p.m. on the “ rst and third Thursdays of each month. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] Bay County Stamp Club Show returns in MayThe Bay County Stamp Club features displays at the Coin and Stamp Show in December 2016 at the Bay County Fairgrounds. This year, the Bay County Stamp Club will have its on show in May at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. The club encourages hobbyists to collect what interests them, from stamps on shells, movies, and music to WWII, aviation, people and more. COMING UPWhat: Bay County Stamp Club Show; hosted by the Bay County Stamp Club When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 Where: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3007 W. 14th St., Panama City Admission: Free Join the club: The Bay County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the “ rst and third Thursdays of each month at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Details on show or club: Contact Stamp Club President Walter Baldwin at 850-784-1214 or walt.baldwin5002@gmail. com; or visit BayCountyPanamaCityFloridaStampClub/See HOBBY, D2


** D2 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald Apalachicola Bay (Eastern Time)DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.H=High Tide, L=Low Tide 3/4 H 5:09 a.m. 1.3 L 11:43 a.m. 0.2 H 5:31 p.m. 1.2 L 11:58 p.m. 0.2 3/5 H 6:03 a.m. 1.2 L --H 5:50 p.m. 1.3 L 12:07 p.m. 0.4 3/6 H 7:02 a.m. 1.1 L 12:44 a.m. 0.1 H 6:13 p.m. 1.3 L 12:31 p.m. 0.5 3/7 H 8:10 a.m. 1.0 L 1:36 a.m. 0.1 H 6:41 p.m. 1.3 L 12:58 p.m. 0.7 3/8 H 9:33 a.m. 1.0 L 2:39 a.m. 0.1 H 7:15 p.m. 1.3 L 1:32 p.m. 0.8 3/9 H 11:18 a.m. 1.0 L 3:55 a.m. 0.0 H 8:00 p.m. 1.3 L 2:27 p.m. 0.9 3/10 H 12:55 p.m. 1.1 L 5:14 a.m. 0.0 H 8:59 p.m. 1.3 L 4:08 p.m. 1.0 3/11 H 2:50 p.m. 1.1 L 7:22 a.m. 0.0 H 11:14 p.m. 1.2 L 6:51 p.m. 1.0 3/12 H --L 8:19 a.m. -0.1 H 3:27 p.m. 1.2 L 8:03 p.m. 0.9 3/13 H 12:35 a.m. 1.2 L 9:06 a.m. -0.1 H 3:57 p.m. 1.2 L 8:55 p.m. 0.8 3/14 H 1:46 a.m. 1.3 L 9:46 a.m. -0.1 H 4:22 p.m. 1.2 L 9:37 p.m. 0.7 3/15 H 2:45 a.m. 1.3 L 10:19 a.m. 0.0 H 4:42 p.m. 1.3 L 10:13 p.m. 0.6 3/16 H 3:37 a.m. 1.4 L 10:48 a.m. 0.0 H 4:59 p.m. 1.3 L 10:46 p.m. 0.5 3/17 H 4:24 a.m. 1.4 L 11:13 a.m. 0.1 H 5:14 p.m. 1.3 L 11:18 p.m. 0.4 3/18 H 5:12 a.m. 1.4 L 11:37 a.m. 0.2 H 5:30 p.m. 1.3 L 11:50 p.m. 0.2 3/19 H 6:02 a.m. 1.4 L --H 5:48 p.m. 1.4 L 12:02 p.m. 0.4 3/20 H 6:57 a.m. 1.3 L 12:26 a.m. 0.1 H 6:10 p.m. 1.4 L 12:29 p.m. 0.6 3/21 H 8:00 a.m. 1.2 L 1:07 a.m. 0.0 H 6:38 p.m. 1.5 L 12:58 p.m. 0.7 3/22 H 9:15 a.m. 1.2 L 1:57 a.m. 0.0 H 7:10 p.m. 1.5 L 1:30 p.m. 0.9 3/23 H 10:51 a.m. 1.1 L 3:04 a.m. -0.1 H 7:51 p.m. 1.5 L 2:06 p.m. 1.0 3/24 H 12:56 p.m. 1.2 L 4:33 a.m. -0.1 H 8:44 p.m. 1.5 L 3:04 p.m. 1.1 3/25 H 2:25 p.m. 1.2 L 6:08 a.m. -0.1 H 10:00 p.m. 1.4 L 5:23 p.m. 1.1 3/26 H 3:05 p.m. 1.3 L 7:26 a.m. -0.1 H 11:38 p.m. 1.4 L 7:13 p.m. 1.1 3/27 H --L 8:28 a.m. -0.1 H 3:35 p.m. 1.3 L 8:22 p.m. 0.9 3/28 H 1:16 a.m. 1.4 L 9:20 a.m. -0.1 H 3:59 p.m. 1.3 L 9:14 p.m. 0.7 3/29 H 2:37 a.m. 1.4 L 10:04 a.m. 0.0 H 4:19 p.m. 1.3 L 10:00 p.m. 0.5 3/30 H 3:43 a.m. 1.4 L 10:41 a.m. 0.2 H 4:36 p.m. 1.3 L 10:42 p.m. 0.4 3/31 H 4:41 a.m. 1.4 L 11:13 a.m. 0.3 H 4:51 p.m. 1.3 L 11:21 p.m. 0.2Following are hour/minute adjustments to compute tide times at other locations: Sikes cut: high tide 1:11 earlier, low tide 1:12 earlier; West Pass: high tide and low tide :27 earlier; Carrabelle: high tide 1:25 earlier, low tide 2:13 earlier. Tid e c h artsForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather Inc. 2018 Panama City at St. Andrews Pass (Central Time)DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.H=High Tide, L=Low Tide 3/4 H 11:41 a.m. 0.5 L 6:02 a.m. 0.3 H --L 6:22 p.m. 0.2 3/5 H 1:25 a.m. 0.4 L 4:22 a.m. 0.3 H 11:42 a.m. 0.7 L 8:19 p.m. 0.1 3/6 H --L --H 12:03 p.m. 0.8 L 10:05 p.m. -0.1 3/7 H --L --H 12:36 p.m. 1.0 L 11:37 p.m. -0.1 3/8 H --L --H 1:19 p.m. 1.0 L --3/9 H --L 12:53 a.m. -0.2 H 2:13 p.m. 1.0 L --3/10 H --L 1:57 a.m. -0.2 H 3:17 p.m. 1.1 L --3/11 H --L 3:50 a.m. -0.3 H 5:27 p.m. 1.1 L --3/12 H --L 4:35 a.m. -0.3 H 6:34 p.m. 1.1 L --3/13 H --L 5:11 a.m. -0.2 H 7:33 p.m. 1.1 L --3/14 H --L 5:40 a.m. -0.2 H 8:27 p.m. 1.0 L --3/15 H --L 6:01 a.m. -0.1 H 9:19 p.m. 1.0 L --3/16 H --L 6:14 a.m. 0.0 H 10:16 p.m. 0.9 L --3/17 H 12:39 p.m. 0.4 L 6:18 a.m. 0.2 H 11:23 p.m. 0.7 L 4:01 p.m. 0.3 3/18 H 11:50 a.m. 0.5 L 6:07 a.m. 0.3 H --L 5:54 p.m. 0.3 3/19 H 12:54 a.m. 0.6 L 5:27 a.m. 0.5 H 11:39 a.m. 0.7 L 7:23 p.m. 0.1 3/20 H 11:50 a.m. 0.9 L --H --L 8:50 p.m. 0.0 3/21 H --L --H 12:18 p.m. 1.1 L 10:23 p.m. -0.1 3/22 H --L --H 1:02 p.m. 1.2 L --3/23 H --L 12:00 a.m. -0.2 H 1:59 p.m. 1.3 L --3/24 H --L 1:28 a.m. -0.3 H 3:09 p.m. 1.3 L --3/25 H --L 2:42 a.m. -0.4 H 4:28 p.m. 1.4 L --3/26 H --L 3:43 a.m. -0.4 H 5:51 p.m. 1.3 L --3/27 H --L 4:33 a.m. -0.3 H 7:11 p.m. 1.3 L --3/28 H --L 5:12 a.m. -0.2 H 8:26 p.m. 1.1 L --3/29 H --L 5:37 a.m. 0.0 H 9:42 p.m. 1.0 L --3/30 H 11:37 a.m. 0.5 L 5:41 a.m. 0.3 H 11:07 p.m. 0.8 L 3:46 p.m. 0.4 3/31 H 10:46 a.m. 0.7 L 5:14 a.m. 0.5 H --L 5:38 p.m. 0.3Following are hour/minute adjustments to compute tide times at other locations: Parker: high tide 1:33 later, low tide 2:12 later; Laird Bayou: high tide 1:11 later, low tide :45 later; Downtown Panama City: high tide :42 later, low tide :30 later; Lynn Haven: high tide 1:08 later, low tide :40 later; Panama City Beach: high tide :38 earlier, low tide :54 earlier. East PassDestin (Central Time)DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.H=High Tide, L=Low Tide 3/4 H 12:41 a.m. 0.3 L 7:18 a.m. 0.1 H 12:47 p.m. 0.2 L 7:38 p.m. 0.1 3/5 H 2:31 a.m. 0.2 L 5:38 a.m. 0.1 H 12:48 p.m. 0.3 L 9:35 p.m. 0.0 3/6 H --L --H 1:09 p.m. 0.4 L 11:21 p.m. 0.0 3/7 H --L --H 1:42 p.m. 0.5 L --3/8 H --L 12:53 a.m. 0.0 H 2:25 p.m. 0.5 L --3/9 H --L 2:09 a.m. -0.1 H 3:19 p.m. 0.5 L --3/10 H --L 3:13 a.m. -0.1 H 4:23 p.m. 0.5 L --3/11 H --L 5:06 a.m. -0.1 H 6:33 p.m. 0.5 L --3/12 H --L 5:51 a.m. -0.1 H 7:40 p.m. 0.5 L --3/13 H --L 6:27 a.m. -0.1 H 8:39 p.m. 0.5 L --3/14 H --L 6:56 a.m. -0.1 H 9:33 p.m. 0.5 L --3/15 H --L 7:17 a.m. 0.0 H 10:25 p.m. 0.5 L --3/16 H --L 7:30 a.m. 0.0 H 11:22 p.m. 0.4 L --3/17 H --L 7:34 a.m. 0.1 H 1:45 p.m. 0.2 L 5:17 p.m. 0.1 3/18 H 12:29 a.m. 0.3 L 7:23 a.m. 0.1 H 12:56 p.m. 0.2 L 7:10 p.m. 0.1 3/19 H 2:00 a.m. 0.3 L 6:43 a.m. 0.2 H 12:45 p.m. 0.3 L 8:39 p.m. 0.0 3/20 H --L --H 12:56 p.m. 0.4 L 10:06 p.m. 0.0 3/21 H --L --H 1:24 p.m. 0.5 L 11:39 p.m. 0.0 3/22 H --L --H 2:08 p.m. 0.6 L --3/23 H --L 1:16 a.m. -0.1 H 3:05 p.m. 0.6 L --3/24 H --L 2:44 a.m. -0.1 H 4:15 p.m. 0.6 L --3/25 H --L 3:58 a.m. -0.1 H 5:34 p.m. 0.7 L --3/26 H --L 4:59 a.m. -0.1 H 6:57 p.m. 0.6 L --3/27 H --L 5:49 a.m. -0.1 H 8:17 p.m. 0.6 L --3/28 H --L 6:28 a.m. -0.1 H 9:32 p.m. 0.5 L --3/29 H --L 6:53 a.m. 0.0 H 10:48 p.m. 0.5 L --3/30 H --L 6:57 a.m. 0.1 H 12:43 p.m. 0.2 L 5:02 p.m. 0.1 3/31 H 12:13 a.m. 0.4 L 6:30 a.m. 0.2 H 11:52 a.m. 0.3 L 6:54 p.m. 0.1 Port St. Joe (Eastern Time)DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.DAY TIDE TIME FT. TIDE TIME FT.H=High Tide, L=Low Tide 3/4 H 12:08 a.m. 0.7 L 6:07 a.m. 0.3 H 12:14 p.m. 0.6 L 6:27 p.m. 0.2 3/5 H 1:58 a.m. 0.4 L 4:27 a.m. 0.3 H 12:15 p.m. 0.8 L 8:24 p.m. 0.1 3/6 H --L --H 12:36 p.m. 0.9 L 10:10 p.m. -0.1 3/7 H --L --H 1:09 p.m. 1.1 L 11:42 p.m. -0.1 3/8 H --L --H 1:52 p.m. 1.1 L --3/9 H --L 12:58 a.m. -0.2 H 2:46 p.m. 1.1 L --3/10 H --L 2:02 a.m. -0.2 H 3:50 p.m. 1.2 L --3/11 H --L 3:55 a.m. -0.3 H 6:00 p.m. 1.2 L --3/12 H --L 4:40 a.m. -0.3 H 7:07 p.m. 1.2 L --3/13 H --L 5:16 a.m. -0.2 H 8:06 p.m. 1.2 L --3/14 H --L 5:45 a.m. -0.2 H 9:00 p.m. 1.1 L --3/15 H --L 6:06 a.m. -0.1 H 9:52 p.m. 1.1 L --3/16 H --L 6:19 a.m. 0.0 H 10:49 p.m. 1.0 L --3/17 H 1:12 p.m. 0.4 L 6:23 a.m. 0.2 H 11:56 p.m. 0.8 L 4:06 p.m. 0.3 3/18 H --L 6:12 a.m. 0.3 H 12:23 p.m. 0.6 L 5:59 p.m. 0.3 3/19 H 1:27 a.m. 0.7 L 5:32 a.m. 0.6 H 12:12 p.m. 0.8 L 7:28 p.m. 0.1 3/20 H --L --H 12:23 p.m. 1.0 L 8:55 p.m. 0.0 3/21 H --L --H 12:51 p.m. 1.2 L 10:28 p.m. -0.1 3/22 H --L --H 1:35 p.m. 1.3 L --3/23 H --L 12:05 a.m. -0.2 H 2:32 p.m. 1.4 L --3/24 H --L 1:33 a.m. -0.3 H 3:42 p.m. 1.4 L --3/25 H --L 2:47 a.m. -0.4 H 5:01 p.m. 1.6 L --3/26 H --L 3:48 a.m. -0.4 H 6:24 p.m. 1.4 L --3/27 H --L 4:38 a.m. -0.3 H 7:44 p.m. 1.4 L --3/28 H --L 5:17 a.m. -0.2 H 8:59 p.m. 1.2 L --3/29 H --L 5:42 a.m. 0.0 H 10:15 p.m. 1.1 L --3/30 H 12:10 p.m. 0.6 L 5:46 a.m. 0.3 H 11:40 p.m. 0.9 L 3:51 p.m. 0.4 3/31 H 11:19 a.m. 0.8 L 5:19 a.m. 0.6 H --L 5:43 p.m. 0.3 focus on certain countries and themes. Every U.S. stamp has a release date and location connected to it, he said.Some of this can get pretty specialized. You can get into overrun countries in World War II. A country was overrun by the Germans, for example,Ž Carothers said. That country had postage stamps printed and what they would do was overprint with something on it referring to the fact that its now German. ... Every stamp has a geography lesson and history lesson con-nected with it.ŽCarothers also said eBay and other online outlets have started to drive the market for stamps. Stamp collecting „ save for rare and expensive stamps „ is mostly a hobby that doesnt cost a lot of money, Carothers said. More modern stamps tend to be affordable, Carothers said.Bob Even has been on-and-off in the club since 1974 and said members sometimes trade stamps. Even had a hard time naming his favorite type of stamps because his interests keep changing. Hes collected American stamps for a while and came across Philippine stamps after expanding into U.S. possessions.You can have two stamps that look exactly alike „ same denomina-tion, same color, same illustration,Ž Even said. But theyre two different stamps „ maybe because of the paper theyre printed on, maybe because of the way they were separated. Initially the stamps were not perforated. They had to be cut apart, either with a pair of scissors or a knife.ŽThe Stamp Clubmeets at the St. Andrews Pres-byterian Church on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7-9 p.m. During meetings, the members go through stamp catalogues and hold auctions and raffles. Contact Baldwin at 850-784-1214 or for more information on the show and club. HOBBYFrom Page D1Colin, a Labrador Retriever mix with a tan and white soft short coat, was the top dog atthe recent Pack Walk at St. Andrews State Park. He greeted everyone eagerly and was gentle with the kids. His leash manners made him a joy to walk. Colin is 10 months old, neutered, microchipped, heartworm negative and up to date on all his vac-cinations. His adoption costis $25. Meet Colin at Bay County Animal Services, 6401 Bay Line Drive, Panama City or call 850-767-3333.BAY COUNTY PET OF THE WEEK: 'COLIN'Colin is available from Bay County Animal Services. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Shelby is a medium/ large size young adult and a sweet, loving, retiring mom. She has done an exceptional job of raising her puppies, along with some orphansthat wereslipped into her litter. Now it's time for her to be a loved pet. If you can give this girl a good home, please complete the adoption application on, email, or text/call 850-814-6500.LUCKY PUPPY OF THE WEEK: 'SHELBY'Shelby is available from Lucky Puppy Rescue. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] The Bay County Stamp Club is hosting a stamp show on May 19 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Stamp Club members said previous shows have gone over well. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] The Bay County Stamp Club is hosting a stamp show on May 19 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Stamp Club members said previous shows have gone over well. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 D3PANAMA CITY „ The tree shown this week is an evergreen called Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana). This is a small tree that is grown statewide and reaches in height 20-30 feet. At this time of year, its covered in tiny white flowers in fragrant clusters. It may be used as a clipped hedge, an informal barrier, and can be kept in shrub form by shearing. It isnot salt tolerant „ an excellent choice for a patio! The dense shade produced by this tree makes it difficult to grow flowers and shrubs beneath its spread. More information on this tree and others may be found in a publication, Urban Trees for Florida,Ž published by our Department of Agriculture, dated 1979. As we travel around Bay County, were starting to see more evergreen grasses. For example, large areas are being used atthe international airport and at the Panama Country Club. We also have deciduous grasses which show up best in the fall. The following covers some of our evergreen grasses you may introduce in your landscaping: Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana), which has showy white 30 inchesplumes andmay be seen as you drive north from Smittys on the way to the Holiday Inn; Dwarf Pampas Grass (C. selloana Pumila),more suited to small gardens, growing 3-5 feethigh and 4-6 feetwide withflower stalks 5-8 feettall; Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus), which has silver-green blades that turn golden-bronze after the first frost and is a great specimen or used as a screen; and Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), which blooms September to November with masses of tall delicate rosy red panicles and has superior ground cover when massed with drought resistant shrubs and trees. Monrovia wholesale nursery lists over50 varieties in its catalog. Howard C. Gray is a horticulturalist and former agent with the University of Florida Extension Office.BOTANIST'S CORNEREvergreens spring up in Bay CountyThis evergreen, Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana), is covered in tiny white ” owers. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Howard Gray Submit your agency's needs to pcnhnews@ with "You Can Help" in the subject line. Family Service AgencyFamily Service Agency of Bay County, a 501c3 nonpro“ t charity af“ liated with United Way of Northwest Florida, is at 114 E. Ninth St., Panama City. All donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be delivered to the agency's of“ ce from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 850-785-1721, email FamilyServiceAgency@, “ nd Family Service Agency of Bay County on Facebook, or visit MEN'S CLOTHING: The agency is desperately in need of mens clothing, mens steel-toed work boots and black non-slip restaurant/kitchen-type shoes for work (sizes 10-13). (The agency has an overabundance of womens and childrens casual clothing and shoes.) FOOD ROOM NEEDS: Canned or packets of gravy/broth, small jam/jelly (16 ounces or less), pork and beans/ beanie weenies (individual size if possible), stew, chicken and dumplings, chili, coffee (boxes of seven to eight 8 individual tubes), drink envelopes (KoolAid/FlavorAid … makes 2 quarts), table knives, plastic plates, and plastic bowls. The agency also needs manual can openers for backpacks and household orders, especially with hurricane season approaching. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Dinner/butter knives and dryer sheets HYGIENE SUPPLIES: Tampons/pads and womens shaving cream INFANT NEEDS: Baby diapers (sizes newborn, 1 and 5), clothing for newborn to 3 months, Desitin, baby powder, baby lotion, Vaseline petroleum jelly, and baby bottles PERSONAL HYGIENE (TRAVEL/HOTEL SIZES): If you traveled during the holidays and ended up with lots of hotel shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpastes, and lotion, the agency uses them to create hygiene kits in quart Ziploc bags that are put in our lobby for homeless clients to take one when they come in. Ziploc bags (all sizes) and trash bags are also always appreciated. INCONTINENCE PROGRAM: Adult wipes/adult bathing cloths, 2XL Depends with tapes, A&D cream/ointment, and body powder. DIABETIC PROGRAM: Diabetic testing meters, unexpired diabetic test strips, alcohol wipes, and insulin pen tips. (The agency does not take any lancets, and does not supply or have funding to purchase insulin or prescription medication.) LIQUID NURTITION PROGRAM: The agency is very low on its supply of Glucerna and Boost Control for diabetic clients. Two clients cannot afford this and medically require it. The agency does not accept any tube feeding liquids or supplies. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Four people are on the waiting list for wheelchairs, two people are waiting for transfer benches, and three people need shower chairs. MEDICAL SUPPLIES: BandAids, rolled gauze, 4x4 gauze, 3x4 Telfa pads, and triple antibiotic creamYou Can Help LA TIMES CROSSWORD ANSWERS


** D4 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldPANAMA CITY „ The latest Center for Microeconomic Data Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit revealed that total American household debt reached $13.15 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017. In addition, a recent survey suggests six in 10 Americans (61 percent) dont have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency and four in 10 (39 percent) have nothing in their savings accounts. At first glance, it is difficult to understand how so many Americans can be in such poor financial shape. After all, making wise money decisions does not require proficiency in particle physics or an understanding of Shakespeare. The biggest challenges appear to be intense peer and marketing pressures. If friends and marketers can create this type of havoc in our personal lives, it is imperative that we make sure our children are aware of the pressures and have the tools to make wise financial choices. Some of the key concepts and teaching ideas are: Money is limited. Give your child a fixed amount of money. If he/she spends it all on candy near the store entrance, he/she will not have money to purchase a doll or toy truck a few rows back. Money is earned. Rather than giving a child an allowance, issue money based on successful execution of tasks„ emptying the dishwasher, mowing the lawn, folding the laundry, etc. Spending beyond your means comes at a cost. Credit card companies arevery good at marketing. It is critical for kids to understand that marketers play on their desire for immediate gratification. Whenever you spend money you do not have you are charged extra money. For example, if you put $100 on a credit card for a year, you will have to repay about $115. Saving makes sense. Kids need to understand compounding. The sooner you start saving the more the money will grow. If you save $1,000 this year and make 5 percent,you will have $1,050 at the end of the year. If you make 5 percentthe following year, you will have $1,102.50. Cheapest is not always the lowest cost. Remind your child that there are more than immediate costs. If the $15 shirt falls apart in the wash after the first month, it would be less expensive to buy a $25 shirt that lasts a year. Even though teaching children financial responsibility may seem overwhelming, it is imperative that children are aware of the marketing and peer pressures they will face and are empowered to make wise decisions with their money. Juliann Talkington is the founder of Renascence School International (www.rschoolgroup. org). You can reach her at jtalkington@ intelligence as important as IQ Julianna Talkington By Beth RichardsonSpecial to The News HeraldPANAMA CITY „ I recently saw a cartoon on the internet where 2 mothers and their children were sitting on a park bench. The first mother and her child were looking at their cell phones, while the other mother and her child were each reading a book. The first mother asked the second mother, "How do you get your child to read?" In todays world it is more important than ever to read and talk to your child. Reading to your child and also having your child see you reading is so important in instilling a love of reading. Children love to be read to, and they love the same book read over and over again. While some parents may find this boring and repetitive, this is how your child learns to read. It is important to continue reading to your child even once they learn to read. When you read to your child, they have your complete undivided attention and this is quality one on one time with them. According to a 2009 article on Education. com entitled "30,000 Words: Is your Child Getting Enough," one of the markers of academic success is for a child to hear 30,000 words a day. That means reading Dr. Seusss "The Cat in the Hat" more than 18 times a day. Thats a lot of words! While most parents may not have the physical time to sit down and read a book 18 times a day, there are lots of other ways for your child to hear words throughout the day. It is also important to engage them in meaningful conversations. For example, when you are cooking dinner, narrate what you are doing, ask them openended questions about their day ƒ not just questions that require a yes or no answer. Also, when your child asks a question, give them an answer that encourages more questions or continued dialogue on the subject. A wonderful opportunity to converse with your child is when you are in the car. Talk about what you are seeing as you drive to/from school or to after school activities„ colors (traffic lights), shapes (road signs), buildings, people, animals, etc. Anything that they may see is a topic for conversation. In todays high-tech society, children have way too much "screen time," meaning they watch too much television, or spend too much time playing video games, looking at a computer, cell phone or tablet screen. Much of this occurs in the car instead of taking advantage of this time to engage in conversation about what is happening in the world around them. Another great opportunity for conversation is at the dinner table. This can occur at home or in a restaurant. Nothing saddens me more than to see a family sit down in a restaurant and everyone takes out their cell phones. You are missing an excellent opportunity to engage in conversation about your surroundings. Whether you are at home or out in public, mealtime offers endless conversation possibilities for small children. Discuss table manners, the color and textures of the food on their plates, things they like and things they dont. If children dont learn to comfortably engage in conversation with their family, they wont be comfortable talking with others. So, the next time youre in the car or at the dinner table with your child, turn off the radio, television, cell phone or tablet and simply talk. Your child will benefit from the words they hear and who knows what you might learn! Beth Richardson is the preschool directorat First United Methodist Church Preschool in Panama City.EDUCATIONImportance of reading, talking with your child Community Connections publishes regular meetings of clubs, groups and organizations with particular interests. Submit information to with Community ConnectionsŽ in the subject line. Announcements are published as space allows. ALUMNI Bay High Class of 1951: 11 a.m. second Mondays at Golden Corral on 23rd Street. Details: 850-763-1031 Bay High Class of 1954: 11:30 a.m. “ rst Mondays at Rodeos. Details: Georgia, 850-722-4287 Bay High Class of 1955: 11 a.m. “ rst Mondays at O'Charley's on 23rd Street in Panama City. Details: 850-271-8711 or 850-763-4278 Bay High Class of 1957: 11:30 a.m. “ rst Mondays at PoFolks on 15th Street. Details: Laura Jenkins, 850-271-4271 Panhandle Gator Club, affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays at Sonnys BBQ on State 77. Details: Mike Varner at 850-527-7184 BRIDGE/CARDS/GAMES ACBL Bridge Games: noon Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1608 Baker Court, Panama City. For details, Armand, 850-276-9479 ACBL Bridge Lessons: 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1608 Baker Court, Panama City. Armand Grassi, 850-276-9479 Card Party: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. fourth Mondays at St. Andrews Episcopal Church parish hall, 1607 Baker Court, Panama City. Join the Gulf Coast Womans Club for bridge, Mexican dominoes, shanghai, hand and foot, and other games. Lunch is served at 11:30 for $15. Details: Teri Floore, 850-763-2439 or tl” oore@ Lynn Haven Contract Bridge Club: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at Lynn Haven Community Center. Details: Carrie, 850-871-5719 CIVIC/SERVICE CLUBS American Legion Auxiliary Unit 392: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at 535 Oak Ave., Panama City. Womens veterans support organization serving the community and veterans. Details: 850-215-4535 American Legion Post 392: 6:30 p.m. “ rst Wednesdays at 535 Oak Ave., Panama City. Veterans organization serving the community and veterans. Details: 850-215-4535 American Legion Post 402: 6 p.m. “ rst Mondays at Emerald Coast VFW Post 10555, 17680 Ashley Ave., Panama City Beach. Eligible veterans welcome. Details: 850-249-3025 American Legion Riders Chapter 392: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at 535 Oak Ave., Panama City. Riding association supporting veterans and the community. Details: 850-215-4535 Bay County Democratic Women's Club: Meets monthly at 135 Harrison Ave., Panama City. Details: 850-532-4289 Bay County Republican Executive Committee: 6 p.m. fourth Mondays, January through November, in the Board Room of Bay District Schools on Balboa Avenue. Details: 481-3631 Bay County Veterans Council: 1 p.m. second Thursdays in American Legion Post 356. Guest speakers scheduled at most meetings. Details: J.K. Lacey, 850-265-1863 Civil Air Patrol Tyndall … Panama Composite Squadron: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Forest Park Methodist Church. Details: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 17: 7 p.m. second Mondays in the American Legion building at 2230 15th St., Panama City. Details: Commander A.J. Bacon, 850-832-1783 Kiwanis Club of Panama City (Downtown): Noon Wednesdays at St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, 218 Bunkers Cove Road, Panama City. Details: Keith Forehand, dkforehand@, 850-832-1048 or Libertarian Party of Bay County: 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays at Applebee's, 678 W. 23rd St. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:30. The public is invited. Details: Libertarian Party of Bay County on Facebook for details or email anna. Lynn Haven Rotary: 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Panama Country Club in Lynn Haven. Details: James Morris, 850-814-1874 Navy Leagues of Panama City and Bay County: 7:30 a.m. at the Egg and I on Thomas Drive. RSVP and Details: Rick Weston, 443-625-4190 Panama City … Bay County Council, Navy League: 7:30 a.m. fourth Thursdays at The Egg and I, 1114 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Breakfast, social and speaker program. Non-members welcome. Details: 850-640-1432 or email or Panama City Lions Club: Noon Thursdays at St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club on Bunkers Cove Road. Details: Jerry Jimmerson, 850-624-3454 Pilot Club: 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at Po Folks. Details: Sue Krauss, 850-233-6247 Republican Roundtable: 5:30-8 p.m. second Tuesdays at Bone“ sh Grill, 641 W. 23rd St., Panama City. General meeting. Everyone is welcome. Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast: 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Triple J Steak and Seafood, 2218 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Details: 850-866-2485 Sons of the American Legion Squadron 392: 9 a.m. “ rst Saturdays at 535 Oak Ave., Panama City. Mens veterans support organization serving the community and veterans. Details: 850-215-4535 St. Andrews Lodge #212 F&AM: Meetings “ rst and third Thursdays at 1104 Bayview Ave., on Panama City's St. Andrews Marina. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Details: Fred Werner, 850-625-8988COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 D5 READER FEEDBACK TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG ARTIST CATCH OF THE DAYScott Franzen sent this photo of his wife, Retha, holding her red “ sh catch. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] GO AND DOWe want to see your catch of the day: Post your photos to the News Herald Facebook page with your name, city of residence and information about the photo. Email photos to Jeffrey Lipot, of Waynesville Ohio, and frequent visitor to Panama City Beach, sent this photo of the Gulf taken from the Lower Lagoon area. He included this quote: Even on the darkest of days the sun is still shining.Ž [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] PICTURE PERFECTWe want your photos: Post your photos to the News Herald Facebook page with your name, city of residence and information about the photo. You can email photos to CELEBRATE COMMUNITYAmyra Green Grade 1 Spring“ eld Elementary School Actress Paula Prentiss is 80. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 77. Singer Shakin Stevens is 70. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is 68. Singer Chris Rea is 67. Actress Kay Lenz is 65. To submit birthdays, email with birthdayŽ in the subject line, or drop off a current photo and “ ll out a birthday form at the front desk of The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St. The deadline is noon three business days prior to the birthday. Birthday announcements must include the persons “ rst and last name, city and age. The photo is a mug shot and must be a clear photo. With threats still being reported daily at schools across the district, Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt released on Thursday details of a plan he will be taking to the School Board to make schools safer and address the mental health of students. Richard Weber: "Hire SWAT team members and train them as teachers! Oh, not good? Why not, I bet the police would love to have their jobs compromised by having additional duties that they shouldn't be doing!" Haley Wheeler, 25, filed the sworn affidavit in the case involving Aquarius Day Spa, 8317 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach. She states that she was not employed as a masseuse at the business Feb. 13 when she offered sexual favors in exchange for cash to an undercover officer. Wheeler said she acted without the knowledge of the business owner, 31-year-old Bridget Chitic, because she was desperate. William Keeley: "Shame on the state for trying to destroy Mrs. Chitic's career! Kudos to News Herald for printing this side of the story. Plenty of decent, innocent people get caught up in this wicked system." The trail leading from the day Panama City commissioners first considered buying the Trustmark building for its new city hall to Feb. 12 „ when they revealed that the cost to renovate could be double the frequently publicized $4 million estimate „ is littered with misplaced appraisals, missing reports and studies, and confusion among the mayor and city commissioners. Daniel T Long: "Bad week for PC of“ cials.This report shows they got hosed by Trustmark and ZHA(isn't this the consultants who told the county the ambulance service would make money and told PCB they should build a new city hall for millions after paying the city manager's girlfriend 250 an hour for that advice?) And then the marina deal falls apart before they get totally hosed again by the so called developer.I live here so I don't want to say anything about local folks but somebody should read the art of the deal." Today is Sunday, March 4 the 63rd day of 2018. There are 302 days left in the year. Highlight in History: On March 4, 1793 George Washington was sworn in for a second term as president of the United States during a ceremony in Philadelphia. On this date: In 1681 Englands King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area of land in North America that later became Pennsylvania. In 1791 Vermont became the 14th state. In 1893 Grover Cleveland was inaugurated for his second, non-consecutive term as president. In 1925 President Calvin Coolidges inauguration was broadcast live on 21 radio stations coast-to-coast. In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt took of“ ce as Americas 32nd president. In 1952 Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California. In 1977 some 1,500 people were killed in an earthquake that shook southern and eastern Europe. In 1998 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender. In 2008 Republican John McCain clinched his partys presidential nomination, surpassing the requisite 1,191 GOP delegates as voters in Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island and Texas put him over the threshold. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton won primary victories in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, while Barack Obama prevailed in Vermont. In 2013 cardinals from around the world gathered inside the Vatican for their “ rst round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, following the retirement of Benedict XVI. Kenyas presidential election drew millions of eager voters, but the balloting was marred by deadly violence. (Uhuru Kenyatta beat seven other presidential candidates with 50.07 percent of the vote.) Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis headed the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame; also named were Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac. (Australian player Thelma Coyne Longs election was announced earlier.)1 GRAND LAGOON WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capt. Andersons Restaurant parking lot, 5551 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Hosting makers, bakers and g rowers. Details: WaterfrontMarkets. org or 850-481-68682 EMERALD COAST BOAT & LIFESTYLE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach. Details: VisitPanamaCityBeach.com3 BANDS OF 30A BENEFIT CONCERT: 1-6 p.m. at The Hub 30A in Watersound. Bene“ ting Special Olympics Florida/Walton County and the Foundation for PraderWilli Syndrome Research. Lineup includes the Luke Langford Band at 1 p.m., Shatzi and the String Bof“ n at 2 p.m., Songwriters Round at 3 p.m., New Earth Army at 4 p.m., and Cadillac Willy at 5 p.m. Free admission, but a $10 donation is requested per person. Open to the public. Limited seating. Details, including VIP ticket information: BandsOf30A.com4 LUCKY YOUŽ: 2:30 p.m. at the Amelia Center Theatre Lab, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City. Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen. Limited seating. Mature audiences. Tickets and details: STORYTELLING AT THE ARK: 5 p.m. at The Arks coffee shop, The Pour, 12902 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Featuring a variety of stories for ages 12 and up. Free event and fundraiser for The Ark. Coffee and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Details: 850-871-0165 DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a beachfront condo complex with a population of mostly retired people who are friendly and active. Last year a divorced woman moved in and was welcomed into the community. Although she has been invited to social gatherings and outings, she rarely attends. My wife and I went out of our way to try to make her feel comfortable. We had her to dinner in our home and asked her to join us for several outings. I also volunteered to do chores in her home, always accompanied by my wife. Recently she confided to us that she has never really had any friends. She complains that shes not included and has criticized most of the residents at various times. Some of the things she says are cruel and unwarranted, including about people she doesnt know. She seems to enjoy trying to turn people against each other. At a recent event, when a couple we know well entered the room, the wife came up to me and kissed me on the cheek. She later did the same to my wife, who was standing across the room. Thats how she greets most people she knows. Later our friendŽ told my wife I had been flirting with the other woman and she had seen me kiss her. A week later I learned she had told the womans husband I flirted with his wife, which was untrue. How do we react to this new neighbor? Should we confront her, distance ourselves from her, and/or warn others about her critical behavior and lying? „ MIFFED IN MISSISSIPPIDEAR MIFFED: The answer to all three of your questions is yes. And when you and your wife talk to your friends about this toxic woman, be sure to caution them that if they ever hear anything negative about anyone else from her, to always check with the person she is talking about to determine if what she said is true. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.DEAR ABBYCondo newcomer spreads ugly rumor s about her neighbors Jeanne Phillips


** Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? 1. Is the book of 1 Samuel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Luke 21, what shall they see the Son of man coming in with power and great gloryŽ? Chariot, Cloud, Whirlwind, Burning bush 3. Who distributed to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat and a cake of raisins? Solomon, Paul, Timothy, David 4. From Exodus 4, who did the Lord provide to Moses to be his mouthpiece? Abraham, Aaron, Noah, Mahalalel 5. To whom did the word of the Lord say, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city.Ž? Jonah, Samuel, James, Peter 6. In Psalms 22:14, what did the psalmist say his heart was like? Water, Butter, Wax, Emptiness ANSWERS: 1. Old, 2. Cloud, 3. David, 4. Aaron, 5. Jonah, 6. WaxBy John GuzzettaAcross Clues with a dash are intentionally blank. 1 Pond organism 5 Traf“ c sound 9 Spin, for one 14 Niger neighbor 18 Slight mitigation? 20 One dressed for dinner? 22 "I didn't mean that" 23 Defense opponent, brie” y 24 Preliminary negotiations 25 27 Bivouac structure 28 Sportage automaker 29 Olympic skater Ito 31 Mag. edition 33 Obliterate 37 Blow bubbles into 40 Canberra school 41 Benjamin of "Private Practice" 43 Italian peaks 44 "Seriously?" 46 Teachers' org. 48 Former Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale component 50 51 Fluorescent bulb element 52 53 Functions 55 Ring holders 56 Fish eggs 58 Toffee candy bar 60 Alloys, e.g. 61 Corner of“ ce execs 62 Word spoken con affetto 63 Fine-grained wood 64 Sleep it off 66 "Shame!" 67 "On the Good Ship Lollipop" performer 69 71 Tach “ gure 72 Youth support group 74 Antique 76 Storage facility sometimes found underground 77 New Mexico's __ Ski Valley 78 "What __": "Ho-hum" 79 Scoop 80 Part of TNT 81 Show some teeth 82 Washington soccer team 84 Lesser clergy member 86 88 Con“ rmed 89 90 Balaam's mount 91 Vade __: handbook 92 Old Vatican bread 94 Port of __: Trinidad and Tobago's capital 96 Fashion initials 98 Hundreds, slangily 102 Plane wing parts 104 Driver's lic. “ gure 105 Lacking what it takes 107 Mauna __ 108 Blood pre“ x 110 Check out a wreck, perhaps 112 115 Babysitters' woes 119 Romcom, perhaps 121 Piton user 122 How titles may be written 123 Sludge 124 Wonder Woman's __ of Truth 125 Chinese: Pref. 126 From Denver to Topeka Down 1 Golfer Sorenstam 2 Canadian coin 3 Had success 4 Picked hairdo 5 Classic "Star Trek" order 6 China's Zhou __ 7 Night school subj. 8 Manning in Nationwide ads 9 Amontillado holder 10 Base reply? 11 "__: Miami" 12 Final part of a task 13 Art Deco artist 14 Watchword 15 PC space bar neighbor 16 Bloke 17 Early civil rights activist __ B. Wells 19 Pro, country-style 20 Colombian city 21 Clear-minded 26 "Single Ladies (Put __ on It)": Beyonc™ hit 30 Pair 32 Relish 34 ATV part 35 Watches secretly 36 Legal titles: Abbr. 38 Actor Lew 39 Some action “ gures 41 Successful shot 42 Vocal effect 45 Subway line with a Yankee Stadium stop 47 "Whoa!" 49 Payoff 51 "Laughing" Australian bird 52 "SNL" alum Kevin 54 Paul Bunyan tool 55 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry showpiece 57 Bobby on the ice 59 Has a loan from 61 Windy City transp. org. 62 Frito-Lay product with a spokes-feline named Chester 64 Put together, as “ lm 65 U.K. heads 67 __ A: Italian soccer league 68 "The Simpsons Theme" composer Danny 70 105-Down launch 73 Slew 75 "... the worst thing you can __ nothing": Teddy Roosevelt 77 Clobber 79 Attach™ attachment 81 African bovines 82 Two-baggers: Abbr. 83 High 85 Timberlake's former band 87 Approve 91 Commissioner's Trophy org. 93 Welding fuel 95 "And So __": Billy Joel song 97 Riyadh residents 99 Kid-lit pig 100 Elixirs 101 Like the best wisdom 103 Paving stone 105 70-Down launcher 106 Classic language 109 Dinner, for one 111 It has a Double Stuf variety 113 The Beatles' "__ Loser" 114 Burrowing rodent 115 Aetna offering 116 Tic-tac-toe win 117 Spanish light 118 ER workers 120 Young Skywalker's nicknameIsland Hopping D6 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald TRIVIA BY WILSON CASEY Wilson CaseyHOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS WHATS HAPPENING LOS ANGELES TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLEEdited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ARIES (March 21-April 19) „ One scienti“ c tweet claiming that men are six times likelier to be struck by lightning than women spurred a long stream of questions. A claim you make today will do the same. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) „ Often what's needed is just to act. Sometimes thinking is more important. And then there are the times when it gets "meta." Thinking into the thinking will be necessary. Observe the thoughts. Open them for inquiry. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) „ You've strong feelings about something others don't seem fazed by. It doesn't mean that your feelings are incorrect or that no one would share them. You're in one situation with a few people. Get a larger sample. CANCER (June 22-July 22) „ Some of the best speakers in the world had terrible nervousness about it, including Mark Twain, Winston Churchill and even Abraham Lincoln. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) „ Magicians, politicians, “ lmmakers and entertainers of all kinds learn to control the perspective of others, drawing attention to what they want others to experience. You'll be called on to do this to some extent today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) „ Read your surroundings with attention so you can capitalize on opportunities that others don't notice. However decent your plan may be, you also need that backup plan. It wouldn't hurt to reverse-engineer the situation, either. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) „ It's nicer to have supportive people around you. It helps. Sometimes it makes all the difference. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) „ Someone disappointed you, but instead of condemning the person, you tried to understand the situation, and that got you over your disappointment. The maturity you gained back there will help you with today's situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) „ You might detach from others slightly today, but it's not because you don't care. It's about giving others the room they need to handle what matters without getting in the way of the lesson. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) „ Some say the people around you are a random matter, and others believe that fate has a hand in it and that you cross paths with people for a reason. Whichever way you believe, it will prove so very true today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) „ The way to learn anger management is to get angry and then manage it. If you don't often get angry, you have less practice. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) „ Those who don't like confrontation may not understand the euphoria some get from being in the heat of the battle. Today GRAND LAGOON WATERFRONT FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capt. Anderson's Restaurant parking lot, 5551 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach with makers, bakers and growers. Details at or 850-481-6868 EMERALD COAST BOAT & LIFESTYLE SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach. Details, BANDS OF 30A BENEFIT CONCERT: 1-6 p.m. at The Hub 30A in Watersound. Bene“ ting Special Olympics Florida/Walton County and the Foundation for Prader-Willi Syndrome Research. Lineup includes the Luke Langford Band at 1 p.m., Shatzi and the String Bof“ n at 2 p.m., Songwriters Round at 3 p.m., New Earth Army at 4 p.m., and Cadillac Willy at 5 p.m. Free admission, but a $10 donation is requested per person. Open to the public. Limited seating. For details, including VIP ticket information, visit 'LUCKY YOU': 2:30 p.m. at the Amelia Center Theatre Lab, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City. Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen. Limited seating. Mature audiences. Tickets and details, arts STORYTELLING AT THE ARK: 5 p.m. at The Arks coffee shop, The Pour, 12902 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Featuring a variety of stories for ages 12 and up. Free event and fundraiser for The Ark. Coffee and other refreshments available for purchase. Details, 850-871-0165 Monday ARTISTRY AND IMAGINATION IN FIBER: Newbill Collection By The Sea, 309 Ruskin Place, Seaside. Daily trunk show featuring Tennessee “ ber artist Carolyn White's innovative wearable runs through Saturday. Details: 850-231-4500 AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Panama City Beach Library. IRS certi“ ed aides will provide free income tax preparation. Bring your 2017 tax documents, a picture ID, and a Social Security card for each person on the tax return; bring a checkbook to verify the routing and account number for a refund. The 2016 tax return will be helpful also. AARP focuses on low-to-moderate income taxpayers of all ages; you do not have to be an AARP member. No appointments; “ rst-come is “ rst-served. Details, Phil Cunningham at 850-7747953 or pwcinpc@gmail. com BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBIT: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 12 at the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City. This exhibit features local artists. Admission is free. Details, 850-763-4696 ADVENTURES IN ALYS: 10 a.m. at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Free admission. Suitable for all ages. One of a kind storytelling experience with audience participation. Details at AARP FRAUD WATCH NETWORK PRESENTATION: 10-11 a.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. A free discussion on how to spot and avoid identity and fraud theft. Details: Barbara Day at 850-265-9176 or Matt Shack at 850-522-3917. LINE DANCING: noon at the Lynn Haven Senior Center. Beginning and Advance classes offered. Details, 850-277-2730 STORIES BY THE SEA: 3:30 p.m. at Solomon Square, 45 Central Square, Seaside. Free admission. Suitable for all ages. The Seaside Rep offers new stories and chances for participation daily; Improv Bootcamp for Kids students join the performance each Friday. Details at 'THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER': 6 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheatre on Central Square. Free admission. Suitable for all ages. Details at Tuesday AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bay County Fairgrounds. IRS certi“ ed aides will provide free income tax preparation. Bring your 2017 tax documents, a picture ID, and a Social Security card for each person on the tax return; bring a checkbook to verify the routing and account number for a refund. The 2016 tax return will be helpful also. AARP focuses on low-to-moderate income taxpayers of all ages; you do not have to be an AARP member. No appointments; “ rst-come is “ rst-served. Details, Phil Cunningham at 850-774-7953 or TAI CHI A BETTER BALANCE: 9 am. at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, Lynn Haven, facilitated by a certi“ ed instructor. For details, call 850-277-2730


** When you grow up in Columbia, Tennessee, the Mule Capital of the World,Ž you end up knowing a lot about mules. One thing you are told early is that you learn nothing new from the second kick of a mule. Somehow the legacy media do not get that as it relates to their favorite daytime TV game, Get Trump.Ž They keep trying to get himŽ the way the media in the past have always gotten and destroyed politicians: with salacious innuendo, outright slander and yes, in the case of Trump, embarrassing facts. This doesnt work for Trump, but they havent figured that out. America sent Trump to D.C. to be a disrupter, drain the swamp, and give noogies to the biased media. The media are on their 50th kick by this Trump mule, yet they continue. They have become Wile E. Coyote to his Road Runner. Their view is so transparent; who needs facts when you have already reached your conclusions? Unlike Romney, McCain and Bush, who tried to smile through the backstabbing by the media, Trump hits back. Old media rules dont apply to this president, maybe because we hate and distrust the media worse than we do Trump. Its fun to watch. It reminds me of what Ogden Nash once said, In the world of mules, there are no rules.Ž What it comes down to is that Americans are not angry, arrogant, condescending elitists like the mainstream media. We are more like Donald Trump: imperfect, un-PC, we have common sense, we see through BS, and are indelicate in matters of importance. You know that The Donald is bulletproof when a few porn stars and strippers come out of the woodwork saying they slept with him while he was married and the story is relegated to page 5 of newspapers. Trumps personal lawyer told The New York Times he sent money to Stormy Daniels before the election, but that there was never an affair. Id like to have such a loyal attorney, one who just likes handing $135,000 to miscellaneous porn stars „ you know, like lawyers do. In yet another first, Trump actually paid a porn star to keep her mouth closed. Trump has weathered Billy Bushs (who got a raw deal) Access Hollywood tapes and all else the left has thrown at him. America longs for a Rat Pack-like manly man, unapologetic for his manhood. I even liked Bill Clinton, but now that they have painted themselves into this hyper-sensitive #MeTooŽ hysteria, Dems have decided to keep Bill Clinton off the campaign trail in 2018. This is their The mule Washington cannot tell what to do The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 E1 VIEWPOINTS The Wall Street Journal article made me both hungry and wistful. According to The Journal, Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Campbells Soup, Kelloggs cereals and many other big-foodŽ staples of the 70s are in trouble. High-end consumers are shifting toward fresher items with fewer processed ingredients, while cost-conscious shoppers are buying inexpensive store brands,Ž reports The Journal. Processed foods were all the rage in the 70s. With big families to feed in a down economy, parents were looking for what they thought was safe, affordable and convenient food.Ž It was the golden era of Hamburger Helper, which originated in 1971. Hamburger Helper included dried pasta and powdered, seasoned sauce to add to browned hamburger„ a tasty meal that even my father could make. Truth be told, my parents didnt often purchase name-brand foods. They spent our limited budget on fresh fruit and produce„ which my sisters and I viewed as a disappointment. Thats because the 70s was also the golden era of television advertising. The big-food makers exploited color TVs power to make us crave their products. Im 55 and I still have Big Mac Attacks.Ž I wake up sweating, convinced the Hamburglar made off with my meal. I have Big Mac Attacks because our parents never took us to McDonalds. Nor would they buy us other heavily advertised products, such as Capn Crunch, source of the worlds most intense sugar buzz; Hostess Ho Hos, source of the worlds second most intense sugar buzz; or soft, white Wonder Bread, which, Im pretty sure, has less nutritional value than the plastic bag in which it comes. No, my parents bought Cellones Italian bread, good stuff still. However, Cellones, combined with bologna, a processed food they did buy, made lunchtime unpleasant. I dont know how my mother did it, but every single day, she assembled my sandwich with two end pieces of bread, which were glued together by a hunk of bologna and a dollop of warm mayonnaise. It was wrapped in wax paper (no name-brand sandwich wraps for the Purcell clan). Every day, I sat next to Jimmy Schmidt. His lunch So long, foods of my 1970s childhood Tom Purcell Ron HartAlana Koer, 41, of Parkland, shows text messages she received from her son the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Koers son Kai Koer, 17, survived the attack. [BRYNN ANDERSON/AP] I dont know how my mother did it, but every single day, she assembled my sandwich with two end pieces of bread, which were glued together by a hunk of bologna and a dollop of warm mayonnaise. See PURCELL, E2 See HART, E2EDITOR'S NOTE: The Bay District School Board will host a special workshop Monday on school safety and security.The huge challenge we face in our schools, right now, is how to protect our children! More specifically, how do we keep evil people from attacking our children and our schools? I believe that guns should never be in a school unless the individuals carrying them are certified or trained people who have been qualified by law enforcement. The purpose of this dialogue is for our community to see and hear where we are and where our focus must be in order to secure our schools to the best of our abilities. I want to share this information before our workshop on Monday so that our conversation on Monday can be focused and fruitful. Ever since I mentioned that I did not know why anyone needed an AR-15, I have heard from MANY people. Overwhelmingly, the people who contact me agree but, of course, there are those who disagree. I respect and value their opinions. In fact, I truly appreciate the thoughtful and respectful discussions concerning this important topic, and I look forward to an ongoing conversation with our citizens and stakeholders. Let me be clear that I am not trying to prevent anyone from owning guns, I just want to keep guns out of the hands of the evil people who are using them to kill our children! For years, the School Board and I have been working on the local level, within our means, to do what we can to address school safety. However, we cant wait for funding that may or may not arrive, nor can we wait for laws that may or may not come to pass. The following is a summary of what weve already done, and what Id like to recommend we do: 1. Were beginning to use a new phone app called School Guard immediately, thanks to the direction and support of Sheriff Tommy Ford. The cost of the threeyear contract for this app Our children cant keep waiting for us to decide what to doChallenges, needs and directions B i l l H u s f e l t Bill HusfeltSee HUSFELT, E2


** E2 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News Herald VIEWPOINTS(approximately $57,000) is being shared by BDS and the BCSO. School Guard is an active shooter alert system, directed toward educators and law enforcement only. It provides a single-button alert system using cell phone technology to link an educator in the middle of an active shooting situation to all law enforcement officers in the area. This can reduce response time since the offduty officer across the street having lunch could be immediately alerted as well the on-duty officer from another agency who just happens to be passing by. 2. Im recommending to the School Board that we borrow approximately $4 million to finish all of the front office security improvement projects we currently have slated to complete by 2020. I want to start and finish those projects immediately, and I dont want to wait for funding to do so. This massive construction push will include funding to secure office entrances where we can, install new fencing, add security camera upgrades and implement other initiatives at many of our schools. 3. Weve got to find a way to fund armed officers at every school. Currently we have Bay County sheriffs deputies at all secondary schools, but our 19 elementary schools share the services of four officers hired by Bay District Schools. Thats unacceptable. Our students deserve the additional security of an armed officer at every school, and we believe the state will fund this for next year. 4. We need to fund additional mental health resources for our students. We have several partnerships with area mental health agencies and were grateful for those, but our students need more. The opioid and meth epidemics are taking a serious toll on the mental stability of our students, and their home lives are becoming increasingly challenging. Weve got to address this sooner than we currently can and with more in-depth and long-term care. I could spend hours talking about the challenges our teachers face in the classroom with students who come from dysfunctional and unstable homes. The common denominator for many of these students is the lack of strong adult role models in their lives and the challenges that accompany food instability and parental drug abuse. 5. Weve got to address ongoing safety concerns at schools where cameras and fences are not enough. We have several schools which were built adjacent to busy highways or were constructed with designs that arent easily fenced off or we are unable to direct individuals toward a single point of entry. We need to figure out ways to help schools like Mowat Middle School, Hiland Park Elementary School and Bay High School, which are all located adjacent to busy streets. Regardless of the measures we take, access to guns by certain individuals has to be discussed. OUR NATION MUST HAVE A CIVIL CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS IMMEDIATELY. Im frustrated by the political polarization of the gun control discussion and the way we cant seem to find middle ground ƒ I know guns dont kill people; sick people kill people. I sincerely believe, however, we MUST do a better job of screening the people who have the guns. Just because you can buy a gun doesnt mean you should have one. We simply must insist that our legislators take the steps necessary to implement deeper, more thorough background checks and mental screenings for evil, potential gun purchasers. At this point, NONE of this should be a partisan issue. We need to come together and discuss what we can do locally to start this conversation and move it towards some action. And what we can do to ensure action is taken on the state and maybe even the federal level. I do understand that some of these topics are controversial and that not everyone will agree with my priorities. The point of sharing these thoughts isnt to present the concept that I have all of the answers or that this is an inclusive to doŽ list ƒ the point is to get conversations started, to begin bringing people together who can start either making some of these things happen or start generating other maybe even better ideas. On Wednesday I had a survey sent out to all of our employees to find out their thoughts on some of these issues and to ensure their voices are being heard in this conversation. By Friday, more than 2,100 employees had taken the time to respond and heres a summary: 1. Fifty-seven percent are in favor of legislation that would permit certain teacher volunteers, who have completed training, to carry guns on campus.Ž 2. Forty percent are interested in completing that training personally. 3. Almost 80 percent have not yet contacted their legislators to share their feelings, either way, about this pending legislation. We continue to encourage EVERYONE to do that „ regardless of personal opinions. 4. Almost half of those who completed the survey ranked additional mental health resources for studentsŽ as their highest priority right now. 5. Armed officers and additional security systems and camera upgrades were the next highest priority. What this tells me is that our employees recognize exactly what our students need in terms of mental health support, and they understand that kids in crisis need immediate assistance of this nature. The survey also tells me that our employees are in favor of certain teachers, who volunteer and undergo extensive training, being able to carry weapons onto campus, but thats certainly not a blanket endorsement of all teachers in all schools. In fact, I believe the final number of teachers who may actually volunteer and qualify will be very, very small overall. With the pending legislation, that training program is run under the auspices of the sheriffs department and with the consent of the school board and superintendent, and applicants are carefully vetted and extensively trained. The bottom line is this: Our children cant keep waiting for us to decide what to do, nor can they wait for others to tell us what to do. We need to make some decisions and take some action. Bill Husfelt is the superintendent of Bay District Schools. HUSFELTFrom Page E1mistake, because Bill is the only person in the Democrat ranks that makes them seem likable and human. Michelle and Barack Obama had some strange artists do their portraits for the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery. The paintings are to be hung next to Bill Clintons, which security guards have to watch each night because his portrait keeps trying to get up on Jackie Kennedys. It is interesting how Bill Clinton came out more popular than ever after being caught in his various dalliances. Hillary emerged looking bad because of the way she attacked Bills women. Trump even called her a nasty womanŽ during the campaign for doing that. Say what you will about Trump; he treated his mistresses well and even had the common decency to marry them all. The left is so spun around by their Trump Derangement Syndrome that they look silly. California Rep. Adam Schiff, a man drawn to any camera he sees for an arrogant remark, got snookered by two Russian radio shock-jocks pretending to be Ukrainian officials. They said they had nude pics of Trump with prostitutes. Not knowing, Schiff colluded with them to get the pictures and ended up looking like a hypocritical dope. What amazes me about the leading Democrat spokespeople of recent years, Anthony Weiner, Debra Blabbermouth Schultz and now Adam Schiff, is that they can go from one humiliation to another without any loss of enthusiasm. I didnt vote for Trump but, like most Americans, I like his policies. Yes, he is a bombastic egotist at times, but its entertaining. We know what he is saying. And with the deep state after him, he has exposed Washington for the selfserving cesspool that it is. So, Trump is our mule. He aint no Moscow mule. A mule is also called an ass, and Trump may be that too. But he is our ass. Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated oped humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator, can be reached at Ron@, or visit HARTFrom Page E1included peanut butter and jelly on fresh Wonder Bread, a can of Coke, Ho Hos and a Nestle Crunch bar. Every day, I asked Jimmy if he wanted to trade. Every day, he looked at me like I had rocks in my head. The only other processed food we consumed was Velveeta. Note to people under 30: Velveeta is one of the tastiest gastronomic inventions of the past two centuries„ even though its not really cheese. Every Friday night, my mother made tuna melts with the stuff. I could have eaten a million of those sandwiches. Good thing, too„ I needed the calories then. Because every Saturday night, my father made greasy, burnt hamburgers in a castiron skillet. And the only member of our family able to digest them was our dog, Jingles, to whom we slipped them when our father wasnt looking. Its a good thing that more people are aware of the ingredients in the food we eat„ that fewer are consuming the processed-food staples of my youth„ but, as I said, my family never consumed most of them, anyhow. Much like humorist Calvin Trillin, my mother made leftovers for dinner ALMOST EVERY NIGHT for 30 years. Like Trillin, we sent a crew of anthropologists into her kitchen, but they were unable to find the original meal. Tom Purcell is a columnist with the Pittsburgh TribuneReview and Cagle Cartoons. PURCELLFrom Page E1By Don TaylorGuest ColumnistAfter watching various media, reading news articles, and then reading the letter by Jim Robicheaux (Fix the problem, not the blame,Ž in the Feb. 22 News Herald), I began to try to put some of the pieces of the puzzle together concerning violence in schools. In Robicheauxs letter, it is proposed that we turn our schools into hardened security compounds. The far left wants to ban the AR-15, but would really like to ban all firearms. The NRA doesnt want to make any concessions on the right to bear arms. In any case, I feel we have to look at whats happening in this country to try and explain why such things might be happening. Without such an understanding, we are doomed to fail and more children will die. We have to look at the changes that have occurred in this country since the 50s, some good, but many that are highly detrimental to our society. As a 75-year-old Marine Corps officer and retired veterinarian, Ive seen changes that our young people cant comprehend. Growing up in St. Augustine, my classmates and I attended what would now be considered a very small high school (the only public one in the county). We certainly had some people that were awkward and had trouble fitting in, but the school was small enough that everyone participated in some school activity and was generally accepted. Our class still is very close and has regular reunions, and the group has provided assistance to our class members in need. Compare this to the mega schools we have now where you could go through high school and never know or meet many of your classmates. This creates a sense of not belonging and apparently in some cases, a desire for revenge and notoriety for the way they think they have been treated. Add to this the total lack of respect and discipline for authority in most schools, and you have a recipe for disaster. The removal of even the mention of religion in our schools has certainly added to the lack of morals and ethics. Lets consider the parenting situation that we have now. In the past, most parents were married, the mother usually stayed home and there was a stable family home environment. Yes, women certainly have the right to have their own job, to have children without being married and to be self supportive. But, the major cause of poverty is lack of education, having children without being married and having no financial support from an absent father. Poor mothers (without fathers) face a near impossible task in trying to raise normally adjusted children. We also have to consider the situation in which both parents work and have an adequate income, and dont take the time to instill proper values in their children, but give them whatever material things that they want. This situation deteriorates into a lack of work ethic nowadays that was unheard of in my youth. In my college days, I worked for a prominent veterinarian in St. Augustine between my second and third year. I cleaned cages, did all the kennel work and finished that work. Then I would haul the clinic trash to the landfill, weed the clinic garden, mow the grass there ... and when all that was done, I would go to the owners house and mow his grass, and then mow his mothers yard! Young people now would think I was crazy, but it didnt bother me, as I was thankful for a job and was getting paid. I worked in my fathers small business from the second grade on, starting at 25 cents an hour. I purchased a .22-caliber rifle at 12-13 years of age (with my own money), and this was not unusual at all for most of my classmates. In my entire youth, there was never an incident that I remember in which anyone was shot, even accidentally. We had the occasional case of bullying, but students took care of it themselves by finding out they had to stand up for themselves. Now, we have children tied to their cellphones and cyberbullying each other with no idea of how to deal face to face with other people. Of course, there was no such thing as school shootings back them, but the guns were there and it just didnt happen. We now have a climate in which the media obsesses with every minute detail, so that some misfit psychopath can finally get the attention he/she is looking for. There are many more examples of the changes in our society that have fostered this situation of violence that we now face, to include the disturbing violence in movies and video games. Children, with immature brain development, cant watch that stuff and not become desensitized to it. My letter in no way condemns all parents ... there are many doing just the right thing. But, we have had enough degradation in our society that it doesnt take that much of a shift to create the monsters that we are now faced with. This is not a simple situation that making minor changes to the gun laws will solve. This will take a soul searching as to where our society went wrong and what can we do to correct it. The author lives in Panama City.Lack of respect, discipline a recipe for disaster


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 E3 VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEWIts human nature. Politicians are tempted to tell people they can have their cake and eat it, too. But this generation of politicians „ blame the boomers „ have taken federal debt to levels not seen since World War II. Despite the well-chronicled disputes between Republicans and Democrats, they too often agree on goodies paid for with debt. The cynical motive among some on the right is that when the debt must be paid, government will have to be cut „ the goal all along. But this is playing with fire. Evidence of this is being reported in the mainstream media, but it isnt getting much traction. Item No. 1 is that the tax breaks going to most Americans are scheduled to end in 10 years but not the corporate tax breaks. The idea is that in 10 years politicians wont have the courage to raise taxes. Chances are they will go to the federal credit card again. Item No. 2 is the recently passed tax bill that is expected to add $1 trillion to the national debt even after accounting for more economic growth. The nations debt already has hit $20 trillion, which sounds just like a number until you realize that as a share of the economy it hasnt been matched since the world was at war. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, said a surge in stimulus from higher government spending and tax cuts would boost the economy, but only for a short period. After that sugar high, the odds are greater for a plunge „ recession. Item No. 3 is that in the first fiscal year of the Donald Trump presidency the government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion. Its the highest amount of borrowing in six years,Ž reported The Washington Post. So it was hardly a surprise that Trump did not mention annual deficits or debt during his recent State of the Union address. Republicans complain about deficits when Democrats are in control „ and ignore them when their party controls the purse strings. Fiscal policy is out of control,Ž said Peter Davis, a former tax economist in Congress. What do government deficits really mean to us? A story in The New York Times put it in perspective. Short term: Expect a stronger economy thanks to a stimulus from the government. Medium term: The irony is that the nations economy is not in a recession, so priming the pump can result in inflation and higher interest rates, which were behind the recent drop in stock prices. Long term: As interest rates rise, the cost of paying for government debt increases. In a future recession, there will be less flexibility. Boomers recall the stagflationŽ of the 1970s in which high interest rates combined with poor economic growth. As boomers retire, the economy loses their productivity. The Trump administration has offered a skimpy plan to rebuild the nations roads, bridges, utility plants and airports. The administration wants to devote $200 billion while calling it a $1.5 trillion plan. And this is over a decade. Trump is expecting these federal dollars to be matched by states, which is realistic to a small degree. However, the idea that $1 in federal investment will be matched by $6.50 in private investment sounds like something youd learn from some dubious course offering at Trump University. Its dunce capŽ math. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Florida Times-Union, a News Herald sister paper with GateHouse MediaOUR VIEWDe cit boom is playing with reInteresting how some conservative pundits, gun zealots and other cynics have tried to dismiss the activism of the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shootings. Its just a pit stop for these kids, they argue, on the way to the rest of their lives. Even more interesting is just how wrong some pundits, gun zealots and other cynics can be. On Tuesday evening, the CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods released a written statement to announce an earthquake of a change in inventory. By Wednesday morning, the announcement and CEO Edward Stacks public comments about it were front and center of every version of our earlymorning news alerts, from radio to the web. Dicks employees, Stacks statement began, are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. But thoughts and prayers are not enough.Ž Addressing the students, he wrote: We have heard you. The nation has heard you.Ž After adding language acknowledging the Second Amendment and that the vast majority of gun owners in this country are responsible, law-abiding citizens,Ž he got to the heart of the companys collective sense of guilt: Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the (accused) Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun ... used in the shooting. But it could have been.Ž And with that, he announced Dicks would no longer sell assault-style rifles. They already had disappeared from Dicks stores after the Sandy Hook massacre, he explained, but now theyre gone from 35 Field & Stream stores, too. Field & Stream is a subsidiary of Dicks. Stack also promised that his stores would no longer sell firearms to anyone younger than 21 or highcapacity magazines. And then he added a list of pleas to elected officials, including: € Ban assault-style firearms, bump ccstocks and high-capacity magazines. € Require universal background checks. € Raise the minimum age to buy firearms to 21. € Close the loophole that allows private sales and gun shows to avoid background checks. This decision came on the heels of a growing list of companies „ including United, Delta, Hertz, Budget, Avis and First National Bank of Omaha „ announcing that they would no longer offer discounts to members of the National Rifle Association. Im sure Im not the only American who had no idea they ever did. A high school in Batesville, Arkansas, canceled plans to raffle off an AR-15 rifle. In light of recent events and in light of school safety, I would not endorse a gun as a fundraiser item,Ž principal David Campbell said. Little by sometimes not so little, the wave grows. Why now?Ž many rightfully want to know. What took them so long? Why not after Columbine? After Sandy Hook? After the Pulse nightclub massacre? The Las Vegas concert massacre? Those are all legitimate questions, and I would never suggest that now is not the time to ask them. I try to remind myself of what Ive so often written over the years: We cant ask people to change and then not give them the chance to. Its not a satisfying answer to these questions thundering in my head, but it keeps my heart open. Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with Creators Syndicate.On guns, the wave grows ONLY ONLINETOP 5 VIEWED VIDEOS1. Cody Shirah testimony 2. Shirah trial day 3 3. New indoor trampoline park on Beach 4. Youngstown train derailment: 40 years later 5. Rare right whale spotted off on Panama CityTOP 10 MOST READ STORIES1. Shirah gets 60 years in quadruple DUI manslaughter 2. BCSO: Couple lived in tent with small children, drugs 3. PCB March alcohol ban starts Thursday 4. Submerged RV pulled from water in Southport 5. Early Spring Break crowd d raws ire in Fr anklin County 6. Deputies: Bay men caught making meth near church 7. Inmates awarded $1M after rape by guard 8. 9 PCB Spring Break laws to know in 2018 9. Dive Center owners hand over the reins after 35 years 10. Cloud of death: 40 years after the Youngstown Train WRITE TO US: Letters should not exceed 300 words and include the writers name, address and phone number for veri“ cation. Letters may be edited for clarity and brevity. Guest columns of up to 600 words may be submitted as well. Write: Letters to the editor, The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401 Email: GET INVOLVEDFLORIDA LEGISLATURERep. Brad Drake Chipola College, Administration Building, Room 186, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446-1701; 850-718-0047; brad.drake@my” Rep. Jay Trumbull 455 Harrison Ave., Suite A, Panama City, FL 32401; District Of“ ce: 850-9146300; Jay.Trumbull@my” Sen. George Gainer Tallahassee Of“ ce, 302 Senate Of“ ce Building, 404 South Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399; (850) 487-5002 Sen. Bill Montford 208 Senate Of“ ce Building, 404 S. Monroe St., Room 210, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850-487-5003 Sen. Doug Broxson 418 West Garden St., Room 403, Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-1036 Gov. Rick Scott The Capitol, Tallahassee, FL 32399; 850-488-4441;” orida.comU.S. CONGRESSRep. Neal Dunn U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20501; 202-225-5235;; Panama City Of“ ce, 840 W. 11th St., Suite 2250, Panama City, FL 32401; 850-785-0812 Rep. Matt Gaetz U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20501; 202-225-4136,; Pensacola Of“ ce, 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13, Pensacola, FL 32503 Sen. Bill Nelson U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20501; 202-224-5274; Sen. Marco Rubio U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20501; 202-224-3041; Connie SchultzTOP 5 VIEWED VIDEOS1. Cody Shirah testimony 2. Shirah trial day 3 3. New indoor trampoline park on Beach 4. Youngstown train derailment: 40 years later 5. Rare right whale spotted off on Panama CityWhy now?Ž many rightfully want to know. What took them so long? Why not after Columbine? After Sandy Hook? After the Pulse nightclub massacre? The Las Vegas concert massacre? Those are all legitimate questions, and I would never suggest that now is not the time to ask them.


** E4 Sunday, March 4, 2018 | The News HeraldSend Scrapbook photos with a brief description and identi“ cation of those pictured to with ScrapbookŽ in the subject line. Inclusion is at editors discretion. SCRAPBOOK AARP Bay County Chapter 1315GFWC Womans Club of Panama City Optimist Club of the BeachesVeterans of Foreign WarsThe Bay British Car Club presented a $500 check to the Optimist Club of the Beaches for its Childhood Cancer Program at its regular dinner meeting at Triple Js. This is the “ rst time another local club has reached out to support childhood cancer. From left, are Bill Neiland, Bernie Schmertmann, Charlie Schott, and Mike Crieco. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, fewer than 600,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII are still alive. Some of the surviving veterans in Panama City were honored with a Valentines Day luncheon put on by the GFWC Womans Club of Panama City Public Issues CSP. The club celebrated the veterans with a free meal, good conversation, and patriotic songs. Beta Sigma PhiSharon Bycroft, left, presents Quinta Scarfo with outstanding woman of the year award for City Council of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. AARP Bay County Chapter 1315 had its monthly Business Luncheon on Feb. 13 at Oakland Terrace Clubhouse, where the chapter was awarded the Beyond Excellence award from AARP Florida. Chapter President Barbara Day was presented the award by Steve Rome, who serves as a member of the AARP State Board of Directors. He explained that since the chapter already had won Chapter of the Year numerous times, the chapter was now Beyond Excellence.Ž At the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary District 17 meeting, Matthew R. Swanson, a senior at Bay High received a $100 check, certi“ cate and medal for placing “ rst in the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest for high school students. This years patriotic theme was American History: Our Hope For the Future.Ž He was sponsored by VFW Post #2185. Pictured, from left, with Matthew are: Jason Frigon, Post #2185 Commander; Candy Kellett, District 17 Auxiliary President; Kevin Delaney, District 17 Commander; and Craig Chaffee, District 17 Youth Chairman. At the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary District 17 meeting, Colin L. Campbell, an eigth grader at Covenant Christian School, was presented a $100 check, medal and awards certi“ cate for winning the District 17 level competition. This years patriotic theme was Americas Gift to My Generation.Ž He was sponsored by VFW Post and Auxiliary #8205. His entry also won “ rst place at the Florida state level. He received $1,000 from the Florida Department and Auxiliary as well as a medal and plaque. His entry will be forwarded to Washington D.C. for National Judging. Results are expected early March. Pictured, from left, with Colin are: Tony Salvo, VFW Post #8205 Commander; Candy Kellett, District 17 Auxiliary President; Kevin Delaney, District 17 Commander; and Craig Chaffee, District 17 Youth Chairman. Blessings in a BagThe St. Joe Community Foundation awarded Lynn Haven United Methodist Church (LHUMC) a $10,000 grant for its Blessings in a Bag ministry. This grant allows 65 students from Southport Elementary School to take backpacks with food home on Fridays to help ensure the students will not go hungry over the weekend. Backpacks are “ lled with the help of volunteers from LHUMC through their partnership with Southport Elementary School. This partnership allows members of the congregation to serve as weekly classroom volunteers, help out at special events and pack and deliver the weekend food bags.


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Breakroom, Two Restrooms • Large Outdoor Storage Area$3,000 Monthly(modi edgross) 133 FEET ON THE GULF • Will Divide into 2 or 3 Home Sites • 5501 Gulf Drive • Zoned SR-2 – Bay County$2,900,000 THOMAS DRIVE RETAIL PLAZA • 2,200 TO 10,788 Sq. Ft. Available •Will nish-to-suit • 2900 Thomas Drive • 15,204 Sq. Ft. Center$1,600,000 $12.00 NNN per Sq. Ft.Chris McCall & Dan Dunnivant 850.814.9889Jason Oakes 850.819.4148 Chris McCall & Dan Dunnivant 850.814.9889 PANAMA CITY BEACH PARKWAY RETAIL / SHOWROOM / OFFICE • 1,700 TO 5,000 Sq. Ft. For Lease • 13575 PCB Parkway & Lantana St.• Will Finish-To-Suit$16.00 NNN per Sq. Ft. 6.57 ACRES – HUTCHISON BVLD• High & Dry • Across from Edgewater Beach Resort• C-2 Plaza Commercial – County • Adjacent to recently renovated Middle Beach Shopping Center$1,650,000Jim Everitt 850.248.3639 Charlie Haas 850.248.3640 Carl Allen 850.960.8808 RESIDENTIAL INCOME PROPERTIES• Mobile Home Park & 5 SFR Homes • Great Rental History • Most Units Remodeled • MLS# 667969 $695,000 NOI $115,000 NEW LISTING TWO COMMERCIAL BLDG’S. 2.38 AC.• 802/821/823 E. 15th St. Panama City • Partially Tenant Occupied • Income Producing or Redevelopment •HighTraf cCounts/GreatVisibility • MLS# 666833$449,000 2810 S. THOMAS DRIVE • 7,820 total sq ft. • .559 acres • 3,600 SF retail /kitchen area • 2-1,400 SF apartments upstairsSale: $750,000 Lease:$12PSF(gross) 7504 MCELVEY, PANAMA CITY BEACH•FORLEASE-PrimeOf ceSpace •11Of ces,2ConferenceRooms • Kitchen/Lounge, Reception Area • 4,368 Sq. Ft. Partially Furnished • Vacant and Available to Show$12/Sq. Ft. 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Lucas Lake Area $44,000 Spring eld $24,000 Wewa $90,000 HUDSGOVERNMENT OWNED HOMES Annabellas Townhomes8200 Annabellas Lane 2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath Gated Comm/Comm Pool$1400 FEATURED PROPERTYYOUR GO TO COMPANY FOR ALL YOUR RENTAL NEEDSŽ8202 Eastwood .........................................1/1 ............................$530 918 Helen ................................................2/1 ............................$660 920 Helen Ave ...........................................2/1 ............................$660 1614.5 Gainer Ave .....................................2/1 ............................$695 6121 Harvey St #15 ...................................2/1.5 .........................$725 730 Mulberry Ave ......................................3/2 ............................$995 3727 Greentree Pl .....................................3/2 ......................... $1175 215 S Kimbrel............................................3/2 ..........................$1250 1701 Baldwin Rowe ..................................3/2.5 .......................$1375 1333 Capri (waterfront) .............................3/2 ..........................$1400 1201 Baldwin Rowe ..................................3/2.5 .......................$1495 Panama City Beach Rentals € 636-6662 Villas at Suncrest Walton County Panama City and Surrounding Areas € 248-5000 6427 Sunset Ave #3 ..................................2/1 ...........................$795 117 White Cap Way....................................3/2.5 .......................$1250 2146 Sterling Cove Blvd Gated/Pool ..........2/1.5 .......................$1250 303 Lighthouse Rd Gated/Pool ..................4/3 .........................$1350 22125 Bataan St .......................................2/2 ......................... $1350 10811 FBR #1703 Gulf Front .....................2/2 .........................$1350 8200 Annabellas Lane Gated/Pool .............2/2.5 .......................$1400 405 Paradise Blvd Gated/Pool ...................3/2 .........................$1750 301 Fairway Blvd .......................................4/3 ..........................$1950 491 Wahoo Rd Canal Front ........................3/2.5 ......................$2495 4100 Marriott Rd #PH1 Lagoon/Pool ..........3/3 ..........................$2495 6422 Hwy 98 #1601 Bay Front/Pool ...........4/4.5 .......................$4950 2205 Walosi Way #M301..... .......................2/2..... .................... $1250 2106 Avensong Ln #P206........................... 2/2... ..................... $1250 2203 Avensong Ln #P206........................... 2/2.... .................... $1300 2104 Avensong Ln #P203........................... 2/2... ..................... $1300 2106 Avensong Ln #O304 ..........................2/2 ..........................$1300 8605 Toqua Rd #G103 ................................2/2.5 .......................$1400 2103 Avensong Ln #B103 ..........................2/2.5 .......................$1400 2105 Avensong Ln #C102 ..........................2/2.5 .......................$1400 2106 Avensong Ln #O302 ..........................3/2 ..........................$1400 556 Mallett Bayou Rd Water Front .............3/2 ..........................$2950NF-1179282 BAY COUNTY'S RENTAL CENTERBeach: 850-636-6662 Panama City: 850-2485000 NF-1177778 Contact Century 21 Commander Realty for all your Property Management needs! ALSO OPEN ON SATURDAYS 8-4 AVAILABLE RENTALS: 850-769-5775Apply Online at COMMANDER REALTY, INC. 1023 CENTER AVE 2/1 ..................$650 3806 W 17TH ST # C 2/2 ..................$650 307 WILSON AVE #15 1/1 ..................$825 12 ALMA C 2/2 ..................$825 285 SUKOSHI DR 2/1.5 ...............$850 6301 BOAT RACE RD 3/2 ..................$875 2508 W 21ST ST 3/1 ...............$1,100 326 S MACARTHUR AVE 3/2 ...............$1,200 2801 GWENDOLEN C 3/2 ...............$1,200 11918 RAINTREE 3/2 ...............$1,200 2005 GERALO ST 3/2 ...............$1,295 1348 RIVA CIRCLE 3/2 ...............$1,295 1025 W 19TH ST UNIT 27D 3/2 ...............$1,450 8700 FRONT BEACH RD UNIT 1209 2/2.5 ............$1,595 7526 SUNSET AVE 3/2 ...............$1,750 2931 CANAL DR 3/2 ...............$2,000NF-1179273 Nice, big office spaces. From 200 sqf and up. Shared Reception, conf. areas. Utilities included Starting at $460 and up. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. PCB: 3904 Ocean ViewDr. 2bd/1ba. $230/wk. incl all util. No pets! No dep! Call (850) 258-1889 Panama City 3br 1ba, no pets. $700 + $700 dep. Call 785-7341 or 814-3211 Text FL78133 to 56654 3BR/2BA Brand New Home$1900/mo Call Lauri at (850) 774-3977. Text FL86099 to 56654 Callaway, FL 6509 Pridgen StreetHOUSE FOR RENTVery close to town 2br, 1.5 baths Includes W/D. Asking $810 monthly Security deposit $850 Available in March! Call: 850-358-8297 Bayou George 3bd/2ba, 16x80,also avail. Clean, quiet, lrg yrd, no pets w/s/g incld. 850-265-4043 ! ! ! Sell It Today!I BUYHOUSESPretty or Ugly763-7355ibuyhousesprettyorugly.comText FL75823 to 56654 $80,900!GRAND LAGOON COVE 6903 North Lagoon #21, PCB, FL 32408 1BR/1B UPDATED! Comm Pool & Docks.Cynthia Luster Coastal Property Services 850-691-7927 Cove 3br/2ba Lg Brick HomeAll electric, remod. & hardwood floors. Landsc. Spacious backyard workshop. (850) 832-4590. Text FL84867 to 56654 Panama City The Cove 416 PaloAlto AveNEW TO MARKET HOMEnew to market, recently renovated 1400 sqf. 2br, 2bath, $142k Make offer for quick sale Call: Don at Nations Realestate 850-814-4242 Open House1616 DeWitt St .March 10th & 11th 11am till 3pm 3500sqft. 3bd/3.5ba, located in the Cove!!! Call (850) 596-9141 txt FL89657 to 56654 3712 E Third StPanama City, FL 3800 Sqft whse space w/ 3 offices! $135,500 Cynthia LusterCoastal Property Services850-691-7927 395 Wahoo Rd. Dock your yacht behind your house in this 3bd/2ba.Bay Point Canal Home! $379,000Bay Point Real EstateCall Ray Young (850) 832-9999 Pirate’s Cove at 204 Cain Road Lake Powell 1bd/1ba Condo approx. 800 sq.ft. furnished, pools, private boat ramp, covered parking. $150K Call (850) 832-2782 or (850) 819-6929 t xt FL87402 to 56654 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The News Herald Classified 747-5020


CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 F F 3 3 C a l l 8 5 0 2 4 9 7 3 5 5 € T o l l F r e e 8 8 8 8 3 6 8 5 5 1 Call 850-249-7355 € Toll Free 888-836-8551 V i s i t o u r w e b s i t e f o r u p t o d a t e l i s t i n g s a n d s a l e s i n B a y a n d s u r r o u n d i n g c o u n t i e s Visit our website for up-to-date listings and sales in Bay and surrounding counties! NF-1179266 U n d e r C o n t r a c t / S o l d Under Contract/Sold*These properties are either Sold or Under Contract $179,000 Nautical Watch #C112BR/1BA condo with gulf view, updated, furnished rental ready $498,000 3681 Preserve Blvd4BR/2.5BA Preserve home with pool, lots of extras and built-ins $539,000 8228 South Lagoon Dr4BR/3BA home on Grand Lagoon with dock, lots of upgrades $27,500 1525 Frankford Avecommercial zoned lot on high-traf c, high-visibility road N e w L i s t i n g s New Listings R e c e n t P r i c e R e d u c t i o n s Recent Price Reductions B a c k o n M a r k e t Back on Market $129,000 801 Reese Dr3BR/2BA mobile home on 2.13 acres, private pond, pole barn, corner $150,000 Sandcastles West #292BR/2.5BA townhome, wood look tile oors, close to beach $159,900 Island Reserve #72161BR/1BA unit with bonus room, bamboo ooring, balcony $164,500 2000 Twin Oaks Dr3BR/2BA mobile home on corner lot, remodeled, insulated garage $169,000 2172 Sterling Cove Blvd3BR/2.5BA townhome in gated community, freshly painted $189,900 61 Park Place2BR/2BA Palmetto Trace townhome, garage, skylights, vaulted ceiling $189,900 2416 Nicole Dr3BR/2BA Forest park home, completely renovated, shiplap, large yard $199,000 3708 Shoreline Cir3BR/2BA brick home close to Pretty Bayou, beautifully landscaped $219,000 434 Brady Way3BR/2.5BA Hidden Pines home, on cul-de-sac, openoor plan $219,000 3715 Betsy Ln3BR/2BA remodeled home on corner lot in North Lagoon Oaks, workshop $254,900 303 La Paloma Place2BR/1.5BA home a few blocks from beach, garage, outside shower $269,900 120 Bimini Ct2BR/2BA Summer Breeze home, built-ins, all tile ooring, FL room $284,000 98 Sandalwood Ct3BR/2.5BA Summerwood home, new carpet and paint, two car garage $315,000 Gulfgate Condo #1083BR/2BA gulf front condo, end unit, rst oor, Master gulf front $335,000 6223 Little Dirt Rd3BR/2.5BA log cabin on the bay, 1 acre, screened porch, workshop $320,000 264 Sukoshi Dr3BR/2.5BA home on Callaway Bayou with new dock, inground pool $489,900 Grand Residence #38043BR/3BA top oor condo with bay and gulf views, bonus room 3102 Preserve Rookery Blvd. Fabulous 4bd/5ba executive home in the gated Preserve community. $679,900Bay Point Real EstateCall Ray Young (850) 832-9999 OPEN HOUSESunday, March 4th 1pm until 4pm 6645 North Lagoon Dr. PCB, FL 32408NEW CONSTRUCTIONTidewater Creek Subdivision. 3br/Bonus Room 4Baths Boat slip Hosted by Cynthia Luster Coastal Property Svcs 850-691-7927 FOR SALE BY OWNER138 +/-Acres(12 miles North of PC) 103 modular home lots platted. 80% uplands, grass roads, lots of Magnolias and Oaks. 1/4 miles creek frontage. ($359,000) $2,600/acre Clear Creek Lands, LLC 850-865-8585 txt FL89448 to 56654 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 NF-1178699 Directions: In Lynn Haven, Travel North on Hwy 77 cross the Bailey Bridge, Travel 2 miles turn Right onto Hwy 2321, Travel 2 miles turn Right into Hodges Bayou Plantation, Just before Deerpoint Dam.WATERFRONT AND INTERIOR LOTS!Welcome to Hodges Bayou Plantation on the pristine shores of Bay Countys Hodges Bayou, one of the areas newest fully gated subdivisions with lots ranging from quarter acre and up. Call, Text, Email for lot pricing and restrictions. Charlie Commander, Realtor 850-819-5850 I n t e r i o r L o t s f r o m Interior Lots from $ 5 2 0 0 0 $52,000 W a t e r f r o n t L o t s f r o m Waterfront Lots from $ 1 9 5 0 0 0 $195,000


CLASSIFIEDSF F 4 4 Sunday, March 4, 2018| The News Herald NF-1177396 NF-1177393 Pr e em m i e r P Pr op p e er ti e e s o o f B Ba a y Co o un ty y L LL C C 850-819-5291 Barbara Stevens Broker/Owner 3424 High Cli Rd 4/2 all brick on large wooded lot with 2,547 SF. Like new!$324,900 21810 Palm Ave. 2/2 Florida Cottage just a short walk to Gulf of Mexico Access 88. Located on much sought after west end of PC Beach.$212,000 Accepting new listings! NF-1177397 Jennifer Ethridge, RealtorFlorida Military Specialist850-960-6050 5/3 Renovated Cove home with spacious formal living / dining, open kitchen, plus Florida room and bonus room! OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4 220 South Cove Terrace € $325,000 5BR/3BA 3355 SF € MLS 664540 REDUCED!


CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 F F 5 5 19396 Panama City Port Authority REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (“RFQ”) FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT The Panama City Port Authority (hereinafter the “Port Authority) is requesting Statements of Qualification from qualified firms to provide Continuing Professional Services (hereinafter “Respondent”). Statements of Qualification must be received by the Port Authority at One Seaport Drive, Panama City, Florida 32401 by 4:00 PM Central Time on April 20, 2018. Statements of Qualifications submitted after 4:00 PM Central Time on April 20, 2018 may be rejected by the Port Authority regardless of the reason. Statements of Qualification may be submitted in person at the Administrative Office located at the address listed above or via U. S. mail or courier service delivered to said address. Statements of Qualifications must be delivered in sealed packages and must be plainly marked, “RFQ CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT” along with the Respondent’s name and address. Please review all documents pertaining to this request before submitting requested information. The Request for Qualifications documents may be obtained free of charge at the Administrative Office located at One Seaport Drive, Panama City, Florida 32401 or by emailing a request for the same to “ Proposals will be evaluated using the evaluation criteria included in the Request for Qualifications. The Port Authority reserves the right to reject any or all Statements of Qualifications in whole or in part, to waive informalities in the process, to obtain new submittals, or to postpone the opening of responses submitted pursuant to Port Authority policy. Port Panama City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CHARLES P. LEWIS DEPUTY DIRECTOR Feb. 27-Mar 5, 2018 HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. Best Health Guar: 239-324-4650www We Buy Anything OldItems we buy include: Signs (Gas and Oil, Soda, Tobacco, etc.) Images (Time Types, Ambrotypes, CDVs, etc) Antique Weaponry, Primitives, Antique Furniture, Clocks, Country Store Items, Jewelry. Taxisdermy, Oddities, Pottery, Architectural Items, Militaria, Folk Art, Lamps and a whole lot more! We pay cash! Contact Kris Clark 706 474 3443 Callaway 6514 Boatrace Road Saturday & Sunday March 3rd & 4th 8:00am until 4:00pmESTATE / YARD SALEHousehold, antiques, tools, weight equipment, pool table, dining room suit, TVs, furniture, and much more. Text FL90024 to 56654 AFFILIATED AUCTIONS TO HOLD AN ESTATE AUCTION SUNDAYMARCH 4TH AT 12:00 NOON in CARREBELLE, FLORIDA Contents sold without reserve to highest bidder. Includes furniture, tools, large coin collection, glassware, and general antiques. You don’t want to miss this one. Address posted Thursday, March 1st, call 850 656 5486 or go to www .affiliatedauc for more information and photographs. 10% Buyers premium with cash or check, 13% with credit card AB2286 AU3103 Exercise EquipmentRecumbent Bike and treadmill barely used, 300.00 for both or 200.00 each 850-625-0518 FREON R12 WANTED Certified buyer will pickup, pay cash for R12 cylinders, and cases of cans. 312-291-9169 www .Refrigerant ITEMS FOR SALEFurniture, futon burgandy w/2 pillow $100.00 Antique hall tree, good condition, $100. Remmington Electric lawnmower three years old $100 850-215-4428 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N PAINTING Interior & Exterior References! 35+yrs exp.! Call (229)894-4916 or (229)894-4917 SPRING SPECIALOn all Interior / Exterior paintings. Call Ty 850-865-2497 or Sherry 850-556-2330 $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Licensed & Insured. Guyson Construction & Roofing (850) 258-5856 CALLTODAY $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Guyson Construction & Roofing Lic # CCC1330599 (850) 258-5856 CALLTODAY ActionTree.NetBest Prices in Town Lic/Insured, Firewood, Call/Text 850-527-7017 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Able Lawn ServiceWe Show Up! Weekly & Bi-Weekly services starting from $35-PCB 596-4383/258-5072 BJs Lawn & Tree Service! Offering 25% off tree removal! Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates! Accepting all major credit cards! (850) 596-4642 J3’s Lawn and Palm, LLCRetired Military looking to maintain your Lawn, we also Pressure Wash, and trim Palm Trees. Call or text Kay or James at 850-768-4589 or 850-703-1706. Discount for more than one customer in your general area. Alonzo Caudill Painting, pressure cleaning, and repairs. 30 yrs exp. 850-303-9669 !!Bob’s Home Repairs!!Roof, soffit, facia, door & window replacement or repair.and light remodeling Dial850-257-6366 All Home Repairs & RemodelingWood rot, roofs repairs, drywall, painting, vinyl, windows, doors, fencing. Lic & Ins. Sam (850)348-0207 Alonzo Caudill Painting, Drywall, Yard Clean-Up, Carpenter Repairs & Pressure Cleaning Licensed & Insured. 850-303-9669 Don’s Home RepairPainting, Tile, Windows, Doors, General Carpentry, Metal Roofs, Kitchen/Bath, Pressure Washing, Plumbing Demo/Junk. Insured. 850-630-9690 Home Repairs Any Job, Large Or Small. New Installs, Kitchens, Baths Paint, Tile, Wood rot, Electric, Plumb. Robert 850-832-7972 Int/ext painting, Clean-ups/sod, pressure washing, rock/flower beds, lawns.Save 20% Call Roy 850-303-8526 ACLASSIC TOUCH An Honest Person To Clean Your Home, Office Or Condo, Lic/Ins, 18yrs exp, Free Est Call Lauri 774-3977 txt FL88189 to56654 Happy HouseDetail CleaningLic, bonded, insured850-258-1204 Duncan Concrete Exp. & Ins. Driveway & Patio Specialist 850-896-1574 Bill W Hash Remodeling & Consulting Master Craftsman w/ 33 yrs exp. Call 850-890-7569txt FL66163 to 56654 Exp CNA Will care for Elderly in your home! meals,light housekeeping! Non-smoker. 36 yr exp. Ref. 850 348-5866 Total Care Of Your Loved OnesIn Your Home, Refs, 20 Years Exp,Day or Night!850-960-1917 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 www.C21Commander.com850-769-8326 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1:30 4:00PM 814 B ALBOA AVE PANAMA CITY From 15th Street take Balboa Ave SOUTH, pass Garden Club Drive and home is 2nd house on left $289,900 -4BR/2.5 Garden Club Area -Remodeled inside and out! -Florida Room, 2 Car Garage -Walking Park and Dog Trail Hosted by: Kelly Hamlin, REALTOR MLS#666832 105 FERNWOOD ST PANAMA CITY BEACH Back Beach Rd to Fernwood St (just west of Clara Ave). Travel south on Fernwood St and look for home on right OR from Wal-Mart at Front Beach and Middle Beach Rd, travel west on Middle Beach Rd, once you pass Hutchison Beach Elementary School, look for Fernwood St and turn right, travel three blocks, home is on the corner of Agave St and Fernwood St. $289,500 -NEW BEACH CONSTRUCTION -1/2 mile to Gulf & Pier Park -3BR/3BA plus Bonus Rm -Covered Patio, 2 car garage Hosted by Kathy Fabian Brust, REALTOR MLS#667011 1503 INVERNESS CT LYNN HAVEN The intersection of Hwy 390 and Hwy 389 go south on Hwy 389 right on Dundee Rd (entrance to Mowat Highlands) right on Inverness Rd left on Inverness Ct. House in the cul-de-sac. $284,900 -Updated 3/2.5 Plus O ce -Large Master Suite -Large Screened Porch -Spacious Kitchen/Breakfast Area Hosted by: Wilma Taylor, REALTOR MLS#668703 1114 N HAVEN CIR LYNN HAVEN From Highway (Ohio Ave) 77 and 12 St, east on 12 St, left to North Haven $237,900 Large 4BR/2BA Split Bedroom Large Open Floor Plan Covered Back Patio Hosted by: Victor Jed, REALTOR MLS#666371 6004 STEPHANIE DR PANAMA CITY South on Tyndall Parkway to Highway 98. Soft left on Highway 98. Turn left on Wallace (at Sombrero restaurant). Right on South Gay. Left on Stephanie. Home on right. $169,900 -Very Nice 3/2 -Near Military Base -Updated Kitchen & Floors -Move in Ready Hosted by: Dianne Gunn, REALTOR MLS#668245 123 S COVE BLVD P ANAMA CITY From Pc Mall, Go South on Cove Blvd, Cross Over Cherry St, Home is on Your Right $199,900 -Hardwood Floors -Beautiful Living Room -Spacious Workshop -Enclosed Front Porch Hosted by: Kristy Woliver, REALTOR MLS#667911 3685 CEDAR PARK DR P ANAMA CITY From Panama City Mall Travel North on Hwy 231 for Approximately 3.5 Miles, Turn Right on Pipeline Rd, go 1/2 mile to Cedar Parkentrance will be on your right. Continue past Cedar Park Lane to Cedar Park Drive and home site is directly ahead $314,900 -NEW Construction -4BR/2.5 BA w/ o ce -Near PCB and Tyndall -Brick, 2 car garage Hosted by: Cale OQuinn, REALTOR MLS#660629 INTERIOR LOTS FROM $52,000 WA TERFRONT LOTS FROM $195,000 In Lynn Haven, Travel North on Hwy 77 cross the Bailey Bridge, Travel 2 miles turn Right onto Hwy 2321, Travel 2 miles turn Right into Hodges Bayou Plantation, Just before Deerpoint Dam.-Fully Gated Community -Lots ranging from quarter acre -City Water & Sewer -Deep Water Access Hosted by: Troy Smith, REALTOR NF-1178700 COMMANDER REALTY, INC.


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CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Sunday, March 4, 2018 F F 7 7 NF-1179074 NF-1179075 NF-1179076 Join our Team Apply in person:275 South Highway 79 Panama City Beach, FL Web Working The Sandbar Life! NF-1181924 Experience Preferredas ahostess, oyster shucker, server, bartenders, and bussers.Are the positions available for hire NF-1181925 CAMPUS SERVICE ASSISTANTJOB ID 43010 QUALIFICATIONS High school education and two years experience; Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and postal/freight service providers; Ability to gather, interpret, report, and edit information; Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position including bending, lifting, stacking, pushing, and pulling up to 50-pound boxes and containers; Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignment simultaneously; Ability to maintain accurate records and “ ling systems; Knowledge of computer applications and basic computer functions including Microsoft Of“ ce Suite; Knowledge of standard of“ ce practices, procedures, and etiquette. Preferred: Ability to interpret and apply federal/state laws as they apply the postal services. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the operation of a secure mailroom; meter U. S. Mail in compliance with U. S. Postal regulations; maintain applicable reports and records of usage and cost; maintain bulk mail and business reply permits; daily pick-up and delivery of campus mail; maintain a secure shipping and receiving department for Federal Express and UPS delivery/ services and various freight lines; deliver shipments to respective departments and maintain record of receipts and deliveries; ensure compliance with University receiving policies and procedures; conduct annual inventory of supplies assigned to Mail Room and Receiving; responsible for state motor vehicle pool reservations and use including receiving and processing of gas receipts; prepare and submit annual request for University; perform Cashier Of“ ce support, switchboard/ information desk back-up, and other administrative support as needed by the department APPLY ON OR BEFORE: March 8, 2018 SALARY: The department expects to pay in the low to mid $20,000 range; salary commensurate with education and work experience. VETERANS PREFERENCE: Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being “ lled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans Preference, go to veterans_preference, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034. IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening. HOW TO APPLY: Apply on-line at using the above Job ID; applicants must complete the online application with all applicable information to include work history and all education details even if attaching a resume.Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/ Af“ rmative Action employer/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. POLICE BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED.F S UPANAMA CITY NF-1177394 NOW HIRING*LOGISTICS SPECIALIST€ 3 Plus Years Exp. in Logistics Support € DOD Knowledge / Aviation Part System A Plus € Aircraft Mechanic Exp. A Plus*QUALITY ASSURANCE PROFESSIONAL€ A&P License / 5 Years Exp. as Aircraft QA Insp. € DOD Knowledge / DASH-8 Aircraft Exp. A Plus € FAA IA highly preferred, but not required € Quality Exp. (ISO or AS) preferredA&P AIRCRAFT MECHANIC€ A&P License / 5 Years Exp. € Exp. w/ OEM Wiring/Component/IPC Manuals € DOD Knowledge / DASH-8 Aircraft Exp. A Plus € Must be able to obtain a class 3 ight physicalAll Candidates Must be able to pass a background check. Full & Part-time positions available for quali ed candidates. *Candidates must possess intermediate level computer skills in MS O ce applications (Word, Excel & Outlook a must). Send all correspondence to Class A CDL Truck DriverThe News Herald is accepting applications for a hardworking, responsible truck driver to load & deliver newspaper bundles to our contractors along with other related duties. Hours are late night to early morning, on a rotating schedule. Applicants must have a valid Class A CDL Florida driver license, a clean driving record, proof of insurance, a current medical card. Come by The News Herald front office located at 501 W. 11th Street Monday -Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m. for an application or send resume to Interviews will be scheduled at a later date. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer Hiring will be contingent on a criminal background check and drug screen. Web Id 34370619 GENERAL MANAGER Highway 79 Corridor AuthoritySalary Range: $57,283 -$67,475. Closing Date: March 23rd, 2018 General Manager, Highway 79 Corridor Authority – This position will coordinate development of a 1549 acre commercial industrial area and oversee construction of 2.3 miles of new sewer and water service. Supervises staff consisting of one Executive Assistant as well as Consultants, Engineers, Planners, Accountant and Legal. This position reports to a five (5) member Board including three (3) elected officials. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE – o Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering or other related field; and, o 10 years of Project Manager experience at the multi-million dollar level. Notes : 1. Experience in working with State and Federal Grants and with the Department of Transportation preferred. 2. Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and other standard benefits available to all county employees. All interested applicants must submit a detailed resume to the Human Resources Department in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to by 4:00 PM on March 23, 2018. Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Workplace Guest ServicesExperience Preferred Competitive Salary. Gulf Crest Condominiums 8715 Surf Drive. Apply in person Tue thru Fri., 8:30-5:00 or Call 850-233-9369. Web ID#: 34329421 Immediate OpeningsFirst Florida Bank is seeking a Branch Manage r at its Panama City location. To view full job posting and apply on line, please visit the Careers page of our website at www Resumes can also be faxed to Jennifer Brown at (850) 269-0661 Carpenter Helpers Needed at Alys BeachPlease send resume to rmcconstllc@gmail.comor via fax: 850-271-0721 Experienced• Managers •Asst Managers •Sales PersonelHeatwave & Purple Haze Now Hiring FT/PT -year round. Great pay. Great work environment. Apply at 10015 Front Beach Rd. Or fax to 850-234-9911 Hiring Exp. Managers for Local RestaurantPlease send resume to PO Box 1080, Panama City, FL 32402 Text FL90020 to 56654 Emerald Falls 8602 Thomas Dr. Cobra Adventure Park 9323 Front Bch Rd.Now Hiring18 and older Ride Attendants Cashiers Multiple PositionsPick up applications at Emerald Falls or Cobra Adventure Park Stock Clerk/ Sales ClerkPT/ FT. All shifts. Apply between 9am-12 7 days per week. Shell Port 9949 Thomas Dr. PCB. Retirees welcome Unity Spiritual Center of Panama Cityis currently seeking Childcare Staff Sunday mornings 10:30am to 12:30pm. Ideal condidate will be able to work in a loving and accepting environment caring for children infants to pre-k. Pay is $25.00 per Sunday. Must pass criminal background check. Email: office.unitypcfl (850) 769-7481 The Panama City News Herald is in need of aHome Delivery Independent ContractorFor the East End Beach area. This person will deliver papers to home delivery patrons. Must have a dependable vehicle, and be able to work early hours 7 days a week. This is a good opportunity for someone wanting to earn extra cash. Come by 501 W. 11th St. in Panama City & complete an application or email: Classic German Sportscar 1980 Mercedes Benz 450SL -Great condition with new soft top, original hard top, and new tires. Approximately 92K original miles. $8,000 or OBO. Call (850)319-4265 or (850) 774-1190. txt FL89388 to 56654 *Affordable* Auto GlassLow Prices Free mobile service. 28 yrs experience.747-4527 2017 Toyota Camry XSE: Gray mica, 1500 miles. Pur. at PC Toyota; loaded with tech features. Sticker Price $29,500; but due to illness wife cannot drive. Asking $24,500. 850-914-9174. txt FL89390 to 56654 Chevy Camaro, ’15, auto, ss, #323, $26,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Corvette, ’01, auto, 5.7L, #939, $11,993! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Spark, ’13, hatchback, 1lt, #013, $7,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City850-250-5981. FOR SALE BY OWNER 2007 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER SR5Immaculate condition, moon roof, Dark Grey, garage kept, almost new tires, 152k miles, must see to appreciate. $9900 firm. Call: 850-234-5663 Ford F-150, ’15, supercrew, platinum, #180, $42,891! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Hyundai Accent, ’09, hatchback, gs, #023, $5,991 Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. Kia Optima, ’14, am/fm/cd/mp3, #004, $11,900! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Nissan 370z, ’13, manual, touring, #189, $21,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Subaru Impreza, ’12, auto, leather, #929, $11,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Toyota Avalon, ’13, auto, v6, xle, #180, $16,492! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Toyota Camry, ’14, auto, 4 door, $10,995! #608, Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport114k miles, new batt, new alt, reblt eng 3 yrs ago, $2000. 850-486-6237 Chevy Suburban, ’13, 4wd, ltz, $29,995! #969 Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. Chevy Trax, ’15, siriusxm, lt, #056, $15,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981 Ford Explorer, ’10, auto, v6, xlt, #622, $10,993! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. GMC Acadia, ’15, auto, low miles, #054, $29,993! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Honda CR-V, ’14, ex-l, am/fm/cd, #459, $17,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Jeep Compass, ’17, manual, sport, #885, $15,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Jeep Wrangler, ’15, 4wd, v6, sport, #049, $24,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Kia Sportage, ’11, lx, cloth seats, #010, $9,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Toyota 4Runner, ’17, auto, roof rack, #403, $34,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. 2006 Dodge Dakota TruckSLT package, automatic, 49179 miles, original owner, asking $11000. Call: 850-441-3634 2014 Dodge Tradesman PickupGreat Condition, 2 tone paint. P/W P/L Automatic only 20K miles. 4 Door spray in bed liner.. $22,500. Call: 850-236-8138 Chevy Silverado 2500, ’17, 4wd, high country, #283, $62,491! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. FOR SALE BY OWNER 1999 Chevrolet Conversion VanGreat Condition! New Paint, Battery + Like New Tires. Cold A/C Front and Rear. $5500 OBO.For more informationCall: 850-832-4067 Ford F-150, ’15, supercrew, platinum, #180, $42,891! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Ford Ranger 2011 XLT25,000 miles. Like new, runs great! $14,900 firm. Call (850) 522-4981. Toyota Tundra, ’13, 4wd, crewmax, #909, $27,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. 2011 Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel28 ft, with 2 slides, very good condition. Xlite with outdoor kitchen and shower. Upgraded T.Vs. $14,200. Call: 850-236-8138 2015 Sunseeker2500 TS. Like new. 4k miles. $57,500. 850-774-0400 Text FL89355 to 56654 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Spot Advertising works! Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 Dear James, I have a 2000 GMC truck 4.3 liter V/6, 5 speed standard transmission. My problem seems to be the clutch pedal sticking on the oor. I have replaced the clutch Master Cylinder twice and the clutch line and the Clutch Slave Cylinder twice. The clutch pedal is ne when the truck is cold or driven for short trips. If I drive more than 20 to 30 miles the clutch pedal will stay on the oor. After the truck cools down the pedal works well. I have had several shops look at it and Im at the end of my rope. Any ideas you can share? James in Wewa James, This problem only happens when the vehicle is hot or has been driven for a while. I suspect the clutch uid may be full of moisture. Or better yet the boiling point has dropped too low. To verify that this is the problem try the following ideas. 1) Change your clutch uid to DOT 4 brake uid from a new bottle that has never been opened. 2) Insulate the clutch line completely by splitting a 3/8 rubber fuel line and slip it around the clutch metal line. Years ago when cars and trucks had carburetors they would occasionally vapor lockŽ. The cure was to put wooden clothes pins on the fuel line. How this worked mysti ed a lot of people (including myself). What the clothes pins did was act as a heat sinkŽ to keep the metal fuel line cooler. To make the repair more permanent and look more professional than a wooden clothes pin, we would do the same procedure I described above by insulating the metal fuel line by installing a split rubber hose over entire length metal line. Let me know if this helps solve your problem. James, My 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix information center sometimesŽ does not work. I have heard you talk about reashing computers on cars to solve mysterious problems. Is this something I may need to have done to solve this problem? Don, St. Joe Don, What I have seen in the past has to do with the ignition switch malfunctioning. There are several circuits the ignition switch controls and the information center is one of them. If this problem shows up when you start the car then wiggleŽ the key gently and see if things start to work. There is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) that deals with this problem as well as a computer reash to help solve this problem after the ignition switch has been updated. Car tip of week: Fill your tires up to the maximum pressure listed on the side of the tire for better fuel mileage and better handling. Most tires that are lled to what the door jamb placard states wear out faster and have a wear pattern showing that they are under in ated (Wearing on the inside and outside edge of the tire and the middle of the tire looks new) Try it for a couple of weeks and see if you notice a difference. LOW CLUTCH PEDAL WHEN HOT James Morrisjames@masterautotech.comTHE AUTOADVISOR Find us, like us, ask us car questions on Facebook @ James Auto Center of Panama City. We are now taking calls Monday Friday; 6 to 6:30 am, 850-763-0555. You can watch my show on Fox 28 WPGX Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 6:30 am.NF-1175026


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