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** Sunday, March 11, 2018 PANAMA CITY @The_News_Herald$1.50 Lifestyle .....................D1-6 Local & State ..............B1-14 Obituaries ......................B3 Sports.........................C1-7 TV grid ..........................C8 Viewpoints ..................E1-3 TUESDAYPlenty of sun 63 / 43MONDAYSunny; cooler 64 / 43TODAYA t-storm 74 / 54 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850-747-5050 LOCAL & STATE B1WARRIOR DASHInaugural event a muddy success as 5,000 throng to SweetBay SPORTS | C1THIRD STRAIGHT TITLELady Commodores again roll to state championship CELEBRATE OUTDOORS | D1TEMPS ON THE RISEMarch shing action picks up across the Panhandle DID YOU SPRING FORWARD?Daylight saving time began overnight. Did you set your clocks ahead one hour? By Martha BellisleThe Associated PressSEATTLE „ Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nations gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system „ and they have a poor track record in doing so. Some of the nations most horrific mass shootings have revealed major holes in the database reporting system, including massacres at Virginia Tech in 2007 and at a Texas church last year.Despite the failures, many states still arent meeting key benchmarks with their back-ground check reporting that enable them to receive federal grants similar to whats being proposed in the current legislation.Its a completely hap-hazard system „ sometimes it works; sometimes it doesnt,Ž said Georgetown University law professor Larry Gostin. When youre talking about school childrens lives, rolling the dice isnt good enough.ŽIn theory, the FBIs background check database, tapped by gun dealers during a sale, should have a definitive list of people who Background check system riddled with aws By Katie Landeck 522-5114 | @PCNHKatieL klandeck@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ Claiming the threat to the Panama City crayfish has been grossly overstated,Ž Congressman Neal Dunn has added his voice to those opposing listing the crustacean under the Endan-gered Species Act.In a letter to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke on March 1, Dunn asked him to prevent the crayfish „ which is found only in Bay County „ from being listed. He questioned the supporting science used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.Working under threat of further litigation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) hastily proposed a rule that erroneously used survey data on the presence of cray-fish at a particular location as a substitute for scientific assessment of population size,Ž wrote Dunn in a letter to Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke.The debate over the Panama City Crayfishs status as a protected species was reig-nited earlier in January, when FWS filed paperwork to list the crustacean as threatened under the Endangered Spe-cies Act.The public comment period ended on March 5, during which time FWS received 50 comments. (See page E1 for a guest opinion piece regarding the crayfish authored by Mary Sittman).Four comments, submitted primarily by wildlife defense groups, were in favor of listing the species. Ten were opposed, which included groups such as the Bay County Commission, the Port Authority, Bay County Chamber of Commerce, and Dunn pushes to not list PC cray shPanama City cray“ sh. [U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE] School Safety and Security Chief Mike Jones informs local law enforcement that Cherry Street Elementary accidentally activated an active shooter alarm while testing the new Hero911 app. The app is a new safety measure that local law enforcement plans to use to keep students safe at school. Telecommunicator and video specialist Melanie McGowin monitors footage from a school bus on Tuesday. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] By Eryn Dion 747-5069 | @PCNHErynDion edion@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ As the fire alarm sounded through the hallways of Deane Boze-man school last week, Principal Josh Balkom faced an unprec-edented issue „ some of his students were more afraid of what could be waiting for them on the other side of their class-room door than the threat of a burning building.On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz pulled a fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and when his classmates filed into the hallways, like theyd been trained to do since elementary school, he gunned them down with an AR-15, killed 17 and wounding 14 others.Images of fear and car-nage, of children running with their hands up and scram-bling behind law enforcement played out daily on the On the front linesEducators face changing landscape of school safetySee CHECKS, A2 See SAFETY, A2 See CRAYFISH, A2Its a sacred place. This is your safe zone.ŽDeane Bozeman Principal Josh Balkom


** are prohibited from having guns „ people who have been convicted of crimes, committed to mental institutions, received dis-honorable discharges or are addicted to drugs.But in practice, the database is incomplete.Its up to local police, sheriffs offices, the military, federal and state courts, Indian tribes and in some places, hospitals and treatment providers, to send criminal or mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, but some dont always do so, or they may not send them in a timely fashion.Some agencies dont know what to send; states often lack funds needed to ensure someone handles the data; no system of audits exists to find out whos not reporting; and some states lack the political will to set up a functioning and efficient reporting process, experts said. 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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 CHECKSContinued from A1morning, afternoon and evening news. Watching right along with the rest of America, and the world, were students, suddenly expected to reconcile what they were seeing with the school they go to every day „ the place that for many of them is the only safe refuge in their lives.Before Valentines Day, most students would have assumed the fire alarm meant, at best, a drill or malfunction and at worst, a small fire somewhere on campus.After Valentines Day, when a faulty smoke detector triggered the alarm, Balkom said some of his high school students were so afraid they wouldnt leave the building.That broke my heart,Ž he said.In the days and weeks since the shooting, theres been a marked shift in lan-guage. Schools are less likely to be referred to as places of education, but are instead soft targets,Ž places that need harden-ingŽ not of lesson plans or curriculums, but of secu-rity. Bay District Schools is poised to hire 15 to 20, not teachers, but law enforce-ment officers to guard elementary schools, and spend $4 million on fenc-ing, camera systems and construction to create secure entrances at over a dozen schools in the next year. All of that, of course, costs money „ money that School Board Chair Ginger Littleton said could, ultimately, have gone to much-needed teacher raises.But at this point, she added, most people are going to think twice about teaching in what is so obviously a soft target as a school.ŽSchool Safety and Security Chief Mike Jones said he has been fielding calls since the shooting from vendors offering heavy-duty fencing, state-of-the-art cameras, special lighting, metal detectors, specialty locks that can only be opened by law enforcement, even drones to monitor campus.By the end of the year, he said, there will be between 1,500 to 1,600 cameras at schools and on buses watching campuses and students, along with an armed guard at every elementary and middle school and two at every high school. Fencing will be shored up. Gates will be locked. Doors secured.At a recent School Board workshop, board member Joe Wayne Walker refer-enced keeping the fox out of the hen houseŽ as their approach „ doing everything possible to deter or keep someone out, and, if they get in, limiting where they can go and who they can hurt. Because, Little-ton said, the school is at an extreme disadvantageŽ if the fox gets in. Cruz fired his high-powered rifle more than 150 times in the six minutes he was in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Even with an armed guard, or armed personnel in the school, School Board Attorney Franklin Harri-son estimated the response time to an active shooter to be about three minutes. In three minutes, he said, an AR-15 or similar firearm can let off 270 rounds.Ive spoken to my go-to people in law enforcement about whats the answer,Ž said Littleton. And they say turn the schools into prisons. Thats the only answer. I dont like it, but thats the answer I got from law enforcement.ŽMembers of the Bay Dis-trict School Board, along with Superintendent Hus-felt, share a unique thread with school shooting vic-tims „ they are one of the few, if not the only, school boards who have ever been involved in a shooting. On Dec. 14, 2010, Clay Duke, upset his wife had been fired by the district and her unemployment had run out, walked into a School Board meeting with a 9mm Smith & Wesson 469 semi-automatic pistol saying he was going to die that day, but some of them would die too. He fired point-blank at Husfelt, then other board members as they dove under the table, exchanged fire with Jones and eventually put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Neither Husfelt, nor the board members were injured, but the event shaped, at least in part, the boards view on school safety.You cannot be staring death in the face at that particular location we come to every two weeks, often more than that, and not be acutely aware that it did happen here, so it can happen anywhere,Ž Little-ton said.According to Jones, the district has been ahead of the curve in many respects when it comes to safety and security at the schools. Theres an armed School Resource Deputy at every middle and high school, and last year they hired four School District Police Officers to cover five elementary schools each. Thirteen years ago, Jones said there were only 50 cameras in the whole district, and now they have over a thousand. The schools and district offices are connected by a net-work of about 900 radios, and they had been in the process of constructing secure entryways at each of the schools, at a rate of about four a year.The Parkland shooting, he said, has accelerated many efforts that are already in place, though the initiatives come with a steep cost. Theres the $4 million for secure entryways, $250,000 to hire extra officers, $57,000 for the School Guard active shooter alert app „ which last week was accidentally triggered and sent 37 officers with lights and sirens to Cherry Street Elementary School „ along with talk of $750,000 for additional mental health services in the schools. Much of it, Husfelt believes, will be reimbursed by the state, and its included in the school safety bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, but he doesnt want to wait until the bill goes into effect and has pushed for the board to move forward as quickly as possible.Though publicly board members and district officials agree the upgrades are likely necessary, they are not overly enthusiastic about the cost, or the direction. It goes back to turning the schools into prisons, and Littleton believes that the schools, as the recipients of most of societys problems, should not shoulder the burden alone.The question is, can we afford to do it?Ž asked Lit-tleton. Or can we afford not to do it? All it takes is some squirrely person with a big fat gun. And if we didnt do it, wed never be able to live with ourselves.The taxpayers are going to take it in the gut,Ž she continued. And someone needs to pay for it.ŽAnd theres also the emotional toll of having to confront the possibility of Bay District students being involved in a school shooting. The L.A. Times published a map, last updated after the Parkland shooting, that found a firearm had been fired on a school campus about once a week since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, including an incident in 2016 at Oscar Patterson Elementary School, when a part-time corrections officer there for a job interview acciden-tally shot himself n the leg while replacing rounds in his revolver.I never sleep,Ž Jones said. I lay in bed at night thinking about how Im going to prevent a Park-land from happening here. What can I do next and where am I going to get the money to do it?ŽIts emotional,Ž Balkom said. Its something that I never really thought that I would have to sit down with kids and reassure them that, you dont have to be afraid here at school. Its a sacred place. This is your safe zone.ŽHusfelt fears its not only adults who will be impacted by the changes.I think the psychosis of turning schools into a prison-like atmosphere will do more damage,Ž he said.Happening concurrently with discussion around security measures is the debate over whether to arm teachers or school personnel to better respond to an active shooter situation. The school safety bill signed by Gov. Scotts contains funding for a guardianŽ program, where certain school employees could volunteer to be armed if they have gone through the proper training.Its a future that has Jones, and many others, concerned.For Jones, the reasons largely tie back to the School Board shooting in 2010, when he stuck his head into the boardroom and saw Duke had taken members hostage with a handgun. More people in that room with more guns, he said, would have brought more variables into a situation where a snap decision could mean life and death. If a teacher he didnt recognize had stood up and started shooting at Duke, Jones said he probably would have shot at them too. If a school board member, coming down from adren-aline after the shootout, was armed, its possible they might have fired on the first law enforcement officers on scene, who all arrived in plainclothes. Or, perhaps, the officers might have fired a school board member, believing them to be the enemy.In an actual school, Jones said, the variables continue „ what if a teacher abandons their class to go after the shooter? What if they accidentally hit a student trying to escape? What if the shooter has an AR-15 and all the teacher has is a pistol?I worry about these things,Ž he said. I know its better than nothing. You can fire that thing and maybe it will run him off. Or maybe it will draw the fire to you.Theres too many variables. I just see sce-narios I dont want to see.ŽThen theres the secrecy of it. Anyone armed, Jones believes, would become a high priority target for a potential shooter, and the identity of those in the guardian program would have to be top secret, like the Air Marshals.Ž Jones said he could pos-sibly support retired law enforcement or members of the military carrying firearms in schools, but bringing them into the equation „ and finding the money to pay them „ is another set of variables. Husfelt has said he would only support employees from law enforcement or military backgrounds to be armed, adding that there are maybe 15Ž people in the entire district who would qualify.Littleton, though, said the prospect makes her head spin.I cannot buy a physics teacher or a chemistry teacher because I cant pay them enough,Ž she said. And yet, the legisla-ture can find money now, because were in a bind, to arm teachers in schools. Theres money for that.Where was it written that someone who signed on to be a teacher, which is a noble calling, should also sign on to be watching his or her back every minute in case theres a shooting?ŽDistrict employees, on the other hand, at least the ones who responded to a district-wide survey on the subject, said they sup-ported having the district adopting the guardian pro-gram and having trained, armed volunteers, in a 60-40 split.Whats clear is that, with the bill signed into law, there are many complex and difficult conversations ahead for school board members, district officials and school employees.For Balkom, the prospect of being put on the front line of an active shooter situation, of turning teachers into, essentially, first respond-ers, is a complicated one. Carrying a weapon is not something that had ever occurred to him when he got into the education field, and hes worried it would change the dynamic with his students, that they would see him, not as a principal, but as someone possibly carrying a gun.I dont know, it saddens me to think that our soci-ety has gotten to a point where a school principal has to carry a weapon,Ž Balkom said. But if thats what it takes to keep our kids safe, thats what Im going to do.Ž SAFETYFrom Page A1Bay Building Industry Associations.The rest were express-ing dissatisfaction with the Endangered Species Act as a whole, Obama Era government employ-ees, climate change and the listing of other species.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Ken Warren said that they take all comments very seriously and will evaluate and address them before making our final determination.ŽA final determination, he said, is anticipated by the end of the calendar year.Even if the listing is approved, Dunns office said he will continue to fight to defundŽ the listing.Warren said FWS has worked with Dunns office as well as other interested parties to answer their questions.We remain willing to discuss this listing pro-cess,Ž he said.Warren also defended the work done by FWS.The Service uses the best available science to inform our federal rulemaking process which included both species surveys and hab-itat assessments for the Panama City crayfish,Ž he said. This work was completed in partner-ship with local groups in the community, along public right-of-ways or with the permission of landowners."From 1986 to 2000, the species was believed to be extinct.Not long after its rediscovery, conversations started about listing the species, which has a natural range of only about 50 square miles that FWS says is threatened by development.The crayfish is already listed as a species of concern and protected accordingly by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. CRAYFISHFrom Page A1School Resource Deputy Sherri Bagwell walks with Bozeman Principal Josh Balkom on Wednesday at the school. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] School Safety and Security Chief Mike Jones shows his phone displaying the Hero911 app after Cherry Street Elementary accidentally activated the alarm function during a test on Tuesday. [PATTI BLAKE/ THE NEWS HERALD]


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** A4 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News Herald MILWAUKEEReward posted for Picasso print taken from art “ rmA fine art appraisal firm is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of stolen artwork by Pablo Picasso.The original 1949 print was stolen last month from DeLind Fine Art Appraisals, LLC in down-town Milwaukee. DeLind Fine Art Appraisals coowner Michael Goforth announced that the com-pany is offering the reward for the print, which is worth up to an estimated $50,000.Picasso did only 30 of the prints and signed each with a green pencil in the lower right corner.Anyone with information about the theft or the etch-ing and aquatint is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department or FBI.BEIJINGChinese city orders traf“ c, factory curbs due to smogOne of Chinas biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors.The government of Tianjin, a port city of 15.5 million people east of Bei-jing, said half its cars will be barred from the road each day starting Sunday based on whether their license plate numbers are odd or even.Factories were ordered to reduce emissions by 50 percent. Kindergar-tens and primary schools were told to cancel out-door activities.Chinas major cities are among the worlds smoggiest and regularly suffer pollution spikes that prompt emergency measures.NAIROBI, KENYAIllness sidelines US secretary of state for a day in Africa U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled his scheduled events Saturday in Kenya because he was sick.The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea,Ž U.S. Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said. Goldstein said some events may be resched-uled, including a planned stop at the site of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.An event Saturday for PEPFAR, the U.S. program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, went ahead without Tillerson. His visit to the U.S. Embassy to meet with American diplomats was scrapped.MEXICO CITYUS narrows travel alert for Mexicos Playa del CarmenThe U.S. Embassy in Mexico has narrowed its travel warning for the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen amid what it calls an unspecified ongoing security threatŽ just as the spring holiday season is kicking into high gear.In a notice posted Friday on its website, the embassy also said the U.S. Consular Agency in the city would reopen and resume normal operations Monday after a shutdown of several days „ absent additional changes in the security situation.ŽThe revised restric-tions say U.S. government employees must avoid five neighborhoods in and around a downtown tourist zone filled with hotels, res-taurants, shops and bars.But they lift a blanket ban issued this week for the city that had cov-ered several all-inclusive resorts. The embassy said employee travel is now permitted to resort areas in Riviera Maya including those near Playa del Carmen that are outside the restricted neighborhoods.ŽLOS ANGELESNun involved in lawsuit with Katy Perry over convent diesA nun who was involved in a lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry over the sale of a convent in Los Angeles died Friday after collapsing during a court appearance.Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, had served the church with dedica-tion and love for many years,Ž Archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement.Holzman was a member of an order of elderly nuns involved in a dispute over the sale of their convent in the citys Los Feliz neighborhood.The singer sought to buy the 8-acre property and its Roman-villa style buildings for $14.5 million. The Associated Press NATION & WORLD DATELINESBy Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Things had been going along so nicely.Over the past year, the major regions of the world finally shed the scars of a global financial crisis and grew in unison for the first time in a decade. Worldwide growth is expected to hit 3.9 percent this year „ the best pace since 2011 „ and the International Monetary Fund says most countries are sharing in the prosperity.But President Donald Trumps announcement Thursday that the United States would impose heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum „ with some countries potentially exempted „ suddenly raised a fear that few had anticipated: That U.S. tar-iffs could trigger a chain of tit-for-tat retaliation by Americas trading partners that could erupt into a full-blown trade war and possibly threaten the global economy.Given how far many countries have come since the painful years of debt crises and a crushing recession, the threat posed by the tariffs struck many as an ill-considered risk.Tariffs threaten to strangle the global golden goose,Ž said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics. The global economy is on the same page for the first time in over a decade. This threatens to derail it.ŽIt remains far from clear how, exactly, the Trump administrations tariffs will be applied, which countries will be subject to them or how economically damaging the retaliation from the affected nations might prove. The presi-dent announced 25 percent tariffs on foreign steel and 10 percent tariffs on foreign aluminum. But he gave Canada and Mexico a reprieve: He exempted them from the tax temporarily „ provided that they agree to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement to Trumps liking.The president has also invited other countries to try to negotiate their way out of the tariffs, though his administration has yet to explain how the appeals process will work. The lack of details about when or how individual countries could apply for waivers has only compounded the uncertainty surrounding the economic impact of the tariffs.On Saturday, Trump tweeted anew his posi-tion that the U.S. has been abused economically by the EU: The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the U.S. very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel & Aluminum. If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours. Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!ŽEuropean nations, though, are already threat-ening to retaliate with tariffs of their own against such iconic American products as motorcycles, blue jeans and bourbon, among others.Across the world, China, the worlds second-largest economy after the United States, is also sending ominous signals. Beijing said it was ready to coun-terpunch if the U.S. tariffs hurt Chinese companies, though in a statement Friday it made no specific retaliation threat.Chinas Commerce Ministry criticized Trump for acting unilaterally rather than working through the World Trade Organization. In a statement, Wang Hejun, a ministry official, warned that the tariffs will surely have a serious impact on the normal international order.ŽAny trade war would upset an international economic order that has achieved stability and rela-tive health. From Brussels to Beijing to Buenos Aires, pockets of the world had long suffered from the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis but have been recovering steadily. Europe and Japan, both laggards for years, are at last showing steady growth.Developing countries, too, have mostly recovered from a 2014-2015 crash in commodities prices. And the United States is enjoying a job market boom, fueled in part by the stronger global economy, rising business and consumer confidence and the sweeping tax cuts that Trump pushed through Congress.Globally, stock markets have also posted strong gains over the past year. And inflation has remained in check.But economists at Barclays Bank warn that this Goldilocks scenario „ solid, steady economic expansion, but not so fast as to ignite inflation „ could reverse in the aftermath of Trumps tariff announcement. The tariffs themselves arent the main problem. S&P Global Ratings notes that the United States last year imported $29 billion worth of steel and $17 billion of aluminum „ a trifle given that U.S. goods imports totaled $2.4 trillion last year.Rather, the worry is that a widening trade war with layers of retaliatory tariffs would depress global trade, which grew 4.2 percent last year, the most since 2011, on the fuel of the global economy.The United States has much to lose from any dete-rioration in the economic environment. The nations unemployment rate has remained for months at a 17-year low 4.1 percent. And employers in February added a robust 313,000 jobs „ the most in any month in a year and a half.The tariffs, economists at Northern Trust say, mark a break from the market-friendly actions taken by President Donald Trump in his first year in office.Ž Trump has cut taxes and reduced some regulations on businesses „ policies that tend to boost company profits and bolster business confidence.Tariffs dont work that way. They will benefit steel and aluminum producers by raising metals prices. But they will hurt the far more numerous companies and consumers that buy steel and aluminum. The Trade Partnership, a con-sulting firm, estimates that the tariffs would increase employment in the U.S. steel and aluminum sector by about 33,000 jobs but cost 179,000 jobs in the rest of the economy.Tari s could have global impactEuropean Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference Wednesday at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum. [VIRGINIA MAYO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** A6 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News Herald The Associated PressMOSCOW „ Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesnt care about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election because the actions werent connected to his government.In an interview with American broadcaster NBC News that aired Saturday, Putin also sug-gested that some of the 13 Russian nationals indicted by the United States may not be ethnically Russian.Maybe they are not even Russians, but Ukrai-nians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizen-ship, which should also be checked,Ž he said.Putin responded brusquely when inter-viewer Megyn Kelly asked if he condoned the inter-ference that was alleged in last months U.S. indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller.Its all the same to me. To me it absolutely makes no difference because they do not represent the government,Ž Putin answered, according to the Russian-language interview transcript posted Saturday by the Kremlin.Putin said Russia has neither the tools nor the will to meddle in elections. He repeatedly complained during the interview that Washington has brushed off Russian initiatives to work together on cyber-security issues.Putin on alleged US election interference: I dont careBy Gregory KatzThe Associated PressLONDON „ Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.The latest victims near deaths door are 66-year-old Sergei Skripal „ a former colonel in Russias military intelligence service, then a turncoat helping British agents who was convicted in Russia before being freed in a spy swap„ and his 33-yearold daughter, Yulia. Both were found comatose on a public bench Sunday in the medieval English city of Salisbury.British officials say they were exposed to a rare nerve agent of unde-termined origin. Their prognosis is unclear; offi-cials have not said if they have suffered irreversible damage.Some lawmakers and a former top law enforcement official say the nerve agent attack fits a pattern of suspicious deaths in the U.K. and in the United States. They are calling for a highlevel police investigation into whether Britain has become a killing ground for the state-sanctioned elimination of enemies of the Russian government.The deaths that have caused qualms include a man who was impaled through the chest by the spikes of an iron fence; a former Putin aide found dead in a Washington hotel room with blunt force injuries; and an ex-spy poisoned by radioactive tea.British officials have not openly blamed the Russian government for the brazen assault of the Skripals, but it is raising hard questions on how to deal with Russian aggres-sion „ even as officials in the U.S. are trying to determine how to respond to Russian interference in U.S. elections.Several politicians, analysts and intelligence agencies believe the case of Skripal, who moved to Britain after he was freed in a 2010 spy swap, may prove to be the work of the Russian government, Russian organized crime groups, or a fluid alliance of the two.Poisoning is latest in string of suspicious cases


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** A10 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Juliet LindermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Hawaiis food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled pack-age of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern.This will wreak havoc on the states,Ž said Pankaj Bhanot, who serves as director of Hawaiis Department of Human Services and is in charge of administering the states Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to roughly 165,000 residents scattered across a series of islands.SNAP administrators across the country shared Bhanots reservations about Americas Harvest Box,Ž pitched by USDA officials as a way to cut costs and improve effi-ciency. Administrators say their programs already are efficient, allowing recipients to purchase whatever foods they want directly from retailers, which ben-efits families, retailers and local economies.The proposal is part of an effort to reduce the cost of the SNAP program by roughly $213 billion over a 10-year period.Brandon Lipps, administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at USDA, said the idea was partially inspired by rapidly changing models for how people get their gro-ceries. The USDA last year launched a pilot program that allows SNAP recipients to order provisions online using their EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, cards, which function like debit cards but can only be used to purchase groceries.Debate stirs over Americas Harvest Box, bene t planBy Keith RidlerThe Associated PressBOISE, Idaho „ Federal scientists are trying to decide if its time to let the big dogs out.Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how theyd react to their old nemesis on a new continent.The dogs were gathered as puppies in Portugal, Bulgaria and Turkey and sent to the American West, where they spent four years guarding sheep.When we were first looking at doing this, a lot of people wanted to know: What dog do I use in dealing with wolves and grizzly bears?Ž said Julie Young, a Utah-based research biologist with the U.S. Agriculture Depart-ments National Wildlife Research Center.The department looked to areas where dog breeds developed to guard sheep against wolves and brown bears. Then scientists supplied Cao de Gado Transmontanos, a large though lean and agile dog developed in a mountain-ous region of Portugal; Karakachans, developed by nomadic sheepherd-ers in a mountainous area of Bulgaria; and Kangals, another powerful breed with an instinct for guard-ing, this one originating in Turkey.Dogs from all three breeds can weigh up to 140 pounds (64 kilo-grams), about the size of a wolf. The dogs were sent to guard 65 herds in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon.Scientists are still analyzing information from notes, remote cameras and GPS collars, Young said, with four or five scientific papers expected in the next year. But overall, she said, the dogs did well keeping away wolves and better than traditional guard dogs at deterring coyotes.Imported dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study


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** A12 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Marilynn MarchioneThe Associated PressORLANDO „ A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack sur-vivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.Results on the drug, Praluent (PRALL-yooent), were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. Its the first time a cholesterol-lowering drug has reduced deaths since statins such as Lipitor and Crestor came out decades ago.Its the ultimate out-come; its what matters to patients,Ž said study leader Dr. Philippe Gabriel Steg of Hospital Bichat in Paris.But the benefit was small „ 167 people would need to use Praluent for nearly three years to prevent a single death.Thats a high costŽ that may still hinder its use, said one independent expert, Dr. Amit Khera, a preventive cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a spokesman for the American Heart Association.The drugs makers, Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, sponsored the study and said they would work with insurers on pricing to get the medicine to those who need it the most. About the study Doctors focus on lower-ing LDL, or bad cholesterol, to prevent heart problems. Statins are the main med-icines for this, but some people cant tolerate or get enough help from them.Praluent and a similar drug, Amgens Repatha, work in a different way and lower cholesterol much more. Patients give themselves shots of the medicine once or twice a month. The drugs have been sold since 2015 but cost more than $14,000 a year, and insurers have balked at paying without proof that they reduce health problems, not just the cholesterol number.Last year, a study showed Repatha cut heart problems but did not improve survival. The new study tested the rival drug, Praluent, for a longer time and in patients at higher risk „ nearly 19,000 people who in the previous year had a heart attack or chest pain serious enough to put them in the hospital.All had LDL over 70 despite maximum statin use. Half were given Pral-uent and the rest, dummy shots. Praluent was started at a lower dose and increased if LDL did not drop below 50. After nearly three years, 9.5 percent of those on Praluent and 11.1 percent of those on dummy medicine had suffered a heart attack, stroke, heart-related death or serious chest pain; 3.5 percent on Praluent and 4.1 percent on dummy medi-cine died.That worked out to a 15 percent lower risk with Praluent. Benefits were greater for those whose LDL was 100 or more at the start of the study. The drug had no major safety issues.What doctors sayWe need to reset our expectationsŽ and realize that benefits for any new drug are going to be fairly small when added to already good treatments such as statins, said Dr. Jeffrey Kuvin, conference leader and cardiology chief at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The new drugs clearly help people at high risk and are not aimed at people at low risk, such as those who have high cholesterol but have never had a heart attack, he said.Study: Cholesterol drug lowers the risk of deathThis undated product image provided by Sano“ shows Praluent 75 mg, a drug sold by Sano“ and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. [SANOFI VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ A smartphone app that lets Medicare patients access their claims information. Giving consumers a share of drug company rebates for their prescriptions. Wider access to websites that reliably compare cost and quality of medical tests.The Trump administra-tion is taking a pragmatic new tack on health care, with officials promising consumer friendly changes and savings in areas from computerized medical records to prescription drugs. New Health and Human Ser-vices Secretary Alex Azar has been rolling out the agenda, saying it has the full backing of President Donald Trump.They are taking a page out of smart policymaking 101 and hitting on themes that everybody cares about,Ž said Kavita Patel, a health policy expert at the Brookings Institution and a veteran of the Obama administra-tion. But there is not a lot of detail on how theyre going to do it.ŽThe first year of the Trump administration was marked by Republicans unsuccessful struggle to repeal the Affordable Care Act. With Azar installed as Trumps second health secretary, the adminis-tration is shifting to issues of broader concern for people with Medicare and employer-provided cov-erage. Many of the ideas have bipartisan support and can be advanced without legislation from Congress.A look at new priori-ties outlined by Azar and Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Computerized recordsMost hospitals and doctors now have electronic records, but the systems dont necessarily talk to each other and patients find that their medical information remains hard to access.The administration wants to write new stan-dards nudging industry to get the systems communicating. That would allow patients to easily transfer records from one provider to another.Were not interested in micromanaging how this process happens,Ž Azar said. Patients ought to have control of their records in a useful format, period.ŽMedicare is working with software developers on apps that can provide beneficiaries with access to their claims data, which offer important medical details but not a complete picture.Dan Mendelson, CEO of the consulting firm Avalere Health, says the goal is within reach, perhaps over a threeyear period. A lot of the groundwork has been laid by previous administrations, starting with Republican George W. Bush and advancing under Democrat Barack Obama.They are definitely taking a new tack on health care,Ž Mendelson said of the Trump administration. Drug costsAs a candidate, Trump called for Medicare to negotiate drug prices and for allowing U.S. patients to import lower-cost pre-scriptions from overseas. His administration seems to have dropped those ideas. But Azar, who spent 10 Rolling out a new agendaTrump uses page from smart policymaking 101 on health care


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 A13By Ellen KnickmeyerThe Associated PressYOUNTVILLE, Calif. „ Three women, including one who was pregnant, who devoted their lives to helping traumatized veter-ans were killed by a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern Califor-nia treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman. He was identified as Albert Wong, 36, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012.Investigators were still trying to determine when and why Wong killed two executives and a psycholo-gist at The Pathway Home, a nonprofit post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Veterans Home of Cal-ifornia-Yountville in the Napa Valley wine country region.It was far too early to say if they were chosen at randomŽ because investigators had not yet determined a motive, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs said.Gov. Jerry Brown ordered flags flown at half-staff at the Capitol in memory of the victims. They were identified as The Pathway Home Executive Director Chris-tine Loeber, 48; Clinical Director Jennifer Golick, 42; and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System who was seven months pregnant.The three women that were lost yesterday dedi-cated their lives to helping our veterans. They lived their lives selflessly to serve others,Ž Yountville Mayor John Dunbar, who is also a board member of The Pathway Home, said Sat-urday. We also lost one of our heroes who clearly had demons that resulted in the terrible tragedy that we all experienced here.ŽLoeber, who had taken over The Pathway Home 18 months ago, was known by all as dedicated and caring.She would sleep in her office more often than not because she had to be there to fill a shift, thats the kind of personal dedication she showed all of us,Ž Dunbar said.Family friend Tom Turner said Loeber would be helping others understand and deal with the tragedy if she were still alive.Shed have a better per-spective than I would,Ž he said. And she wouldnt be as angry I am.ŽMarjorie Morrison, the founder of a nonprofit organization known as PsychArmor, recalled Gonzales as brilliantŽ talent who did amazing work with veterans with PTSD.This was like her work and her passion,Ž she said. Mother-to-be Gonzales was supposed to travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend to celebrate her wedding anniversary, family friend Vasiti Ritova said.Golicks father-in-law, Mike Golick, said in an interview she had recently expelled Wong from the program.The Pathway Home is located on the sprawling campus of the veterans centers, the largest veterans home in the nation, which cares for about 1,000 elderly and disabled vets.Wong went to the campus about 53 miles north of San Francisco on Friday morning, slipping into a going-away party for some employees of The Pathway Home.Larry Kamer told The Associated Press that his wife, Devereaux Smith, called him to say that the gunman had entered the room quietly, letting some people leave while taking others hostage.Golick called her hus-band, Mark, to say that she had been taken hostage by the former soldier, her father-in-law said.Mark Golick didnt hear from her again.A Napa Valley sheriffs deputy exchanged gunshots with the hostage-taker at about 10:30 a.m. but after that nothing was heard from Wong or his hostages despite daylong efforts to contact him, authorities said.Sandra Woodford, an Army veteran who was working across the street at the crafts center, saw the exchange of gunfire from her vantage about 150 feet away.Army vet gunned down devoted womenThree ladies dedicated their lives to assisting traumatized veterans, now dead a er tragic California shooting


** A14 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Dan LamotheThe Washington PostAs the White House pre-pares for what could be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, the U.S. and South Korean militaries will carry out exercises that Pyongyang has long called provocative but now appears to accept.South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong announced Thursday at the White House that in addition to President Donald Trump agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May, Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from additional nuclear or missile tests and understands that the rou-tine joint military exercises between the Republic of Korea and the United States must continue.ŽThe latter acknowledg-ment marked a significant shift for the Kim regime. Each spring, the United States and South Korea launch military exercises known as Foal Eagle and Key Resolve, and the Kim regime has typically reacted angrily. The exercises there are seen as preparation for an attack on Pyongyang, while the South Koreans and Ameri-cans characterize them as defensive in nature.Last year, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles toward Japan in what was widely seen as a response to the exercises. The North Korean military already had warned that if a single shell fell in waters near the Korean Peninsula, it would immediately launch mer-cilessŽ counteractions.The exercises are believed to include rehearsals of what is known as OPLAN 5015, in which U.S. and South Korean forces would carry out decapitationŽ strikes aimed at killing Kim and other senior members of his regime. North Korean hackers stole a trove of classified data in 2016, including information about the strikes, a South Korean lawmaker announced last year.Foal Eagle began last year on March 3, with about 3,600 U.S. troops deploying to South Korea to join others among the 28,500 U.S. forces based there to participate in the exercises, according to U.S. Pacific Command. The exercises included the new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter among a fleet of aircraft, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and other Navy ships, and ground forces.The exercise this year is expected to begin at the end of the month a delay that South Korea requested to work around the now-concluded Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, which began Friday. The operation includes live exercises and a variety of war games involving com-puter simulations.The exercises are book-ended by another set of computer-simulated exercises late each summer known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian. Those exercises focus on defending South Korea from attack.Military exercises are on, despite planned meeting with KimBy Sadie GurmanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regula-tory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.The move was expected after President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to work toward a ban following the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school in February. Bump stocks, which enable guns to fire like auto-matic weapons, were not used in that attack „ they were used in last years Las Vegas massacre „ but have since become a focal point in the gun control debate.The Justice Departments regulation would classify the hardware as a machine gun banned under federal law. That would reverse a 2010 decision by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that found bump stocks did not amount to machine guns and could not be regulated unless Congress amended existing firearms law or passed a new one.A reversal of the depart-ments earlier evaluation could be seen as an admis-sion that it was legally flawed, which manufacturers could seize on in court. Even as the Trump administration moves toward banning the devices, some ATF officials believe it lacks the authority to do so.But any congressional effort to create new gun control laws would need support from the pro-gun Republican majority. A bid to ban the accessory fizzled last year, even as lawmakers expressed openness to the idea after nearly 60 people were gunned down in Las Vegas.Some states have sought their own restric-tions in light of the inaction. A ban on bump stocks was part of a farreaching school safety bill signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Repub-lican, on Friday that was immediately met with a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association. The powerful group has said it supports ATF regulations on the accessory but opposes any legislation that would do that same. The NRA did not immediately return calls for comment Saturday.Calls mounted for a bump stock ban after the Las Vegas shooting, and the Justice Department said in December it would again review whether they can be prohibited under federal law. Trump told officials to expedite the review, which yielded more than 100,000 com-ments from the public and the firearms industry. Many of the comments came from gun owners angry over any attempt to regulate the accessory, a move they view as a slippery slope toward out-lawing guns altogether.The proposal still needs the approval of the Office of Management and Budget.Justice proposes banning rapidre bump stocks


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 A15By Robert BurnsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention?Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word AfghanistanŽ was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for intelligence agency witnesses, no senator asked about Afghanistan, suggesting little interest in a war with nearly 15,000 U.S. troops supporting combat against the Taliban.Its not as if the wars end is in sight.Just last month the bulk of an Army training brigade of about 800 sol-diers arrived to improve the advising of Afghan forces. Since January, attack planes and other aircraft have been added to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.But its not clear that the war, which began in October 2001, is going as well as the U.S. had hoped seven months after President Donald Trump announced a new, more aggressive strategy. The picture may be clearer once the traditionally most intensive fighting season begins in April or May. Over the winter, American and Afghan warplanes have focused on attacking illicit drug facilities that are a source of Taliban revenue.One of Washingtons closest watchers of the Afghanistan conflict, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, wrote last month that the administration has made major improve-ments in military tactics and plans for developing Afghan forces but has done nothing to deal with civil and political stability.Ž That challenge is expected to come into clearer focus with the approach of parliamentary elections planned for July.The administration not only faces a deteriorating security situation, it has no clear political, governance, or economic strategy to produce Afghan stabil-ity,Ž Cordesman said. In his view, the U.S. military has been assigned a mission impossibleŽ in Afghanistan.Amid little scrutiny, US military ramps upBy Allison KleinThe Washington PostA Girl Scout troop in Colorado studied the effects of smoking and wanted to do something about secondhand smoke. So the teens approached their troop leader and told her they wanted to write a law and propose it to the Aurora City Council to limit smoking, spe-cifically banning lighting up in cars when kids are present.It was out of the blue,Ž said troop leader Kristen Batcho, who works in finance and does not have any political or legislative experience. I said, Weve never done this before. But she quickly decided: Why not?And thus begins the story of how the Aurora City Council outlawed adults smoking in cars with minors. The law took effect last week, with vio-lators facing mandatory community service.Im not a sentimental guy, but it gave me a real renewed faith in the youth of our country,Ž said Aurora City Council member Charles Rich-ardson, who met with the five-girl troop every few weeks for about a year and helped them write the law. The girls, who are 13 and 14, got some help from the council members legal team, too.The vote was a nailbiter, with Mayor Steve Hogan casting the decid-ing vote in favor of the bill, which passed 6-5 last month.When the mayor cast his vote, my daughter started crying,Ž Batcho said. There was this sense of relief. Their hearts could stop pound-ing out of their chests.Ž The bill was controversial in the city of 360,000 people. Some thought it was too much government reach, that smoking in cars should not be policed. Others thought it targeted minorities and the poor, as people in those communi-ties tend to smoke more than other populations.But in the end, the Girl Scouts prevailed.Richardson said he has a personal connection to the idea behind the bill, as his wife has asthma and grew up with people who smoked while she was in the car. I believed in it from outset,Ž Richard-son said.Colorado Girl Scout troop helps craft citys antismoking law


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** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATE UNDER FIRE | B4SWEEPING GUN BILLFloridas new law beset by critics across partisan lines MEDICAL POT | B14GREEN RUSHWith Deltona dispensary, marijuana coming to main street By Collin Breaux 747-5081 | @PCNHCollinB PANAMA CITY BEACH Students from Alabamas Troy University are once again trek-king to Panama City Beach in support of veterans during this years Walk Hard.Fraternity members of Alpha Tau Omega will start the long trip Friday morning from campus at 9 a.m. and expect to arrive at Pier Park by 4 p.m. Wednesday. Walk Hard is an annual tradition of the frater-nity to bring attention to and raise funds for Jeep Sullivans Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures, a nonprofit in Bonifay that takes hurt veterans on outdoor trips.Alpha Tau Omega is looking to raise $50,000 for Jeep Sullivans and were sitting at $43,000 on Thursday. Walk director and fraternity member Sam Moody said they expect to raise up to $10,000 during the walk.We get support from random passerby during the walk,Ž Moody said Thursday in a phone interview. We also get support from our social media pages.Ž Over 40 people will directly be a part of the extensive hike, including 33 walkers and 15 support team members. The students aim to cover around 20 miles a day, Moody said.I think theres a bunch of excitement,Ž Moody said. This is something weve been talking about and preparing Students walking to PCB for wounded veterans 5,000 participants, spectators throng to SweetBayBy Genevieve Smith The News HeraldPANAMA CITY „ Panama City kicked off its first Warrior Dash race Saturday morning, bringing in about 5,000 par-ticipants and spectators to the SweetBay community.Runners Laura Jesswein and Joleene Williams left the race with mud caked to their clothes and each with a shiny medal hanging around her neck. The pair traveled from First PC Warrior Dash a big, muddy successEven super heroes couldnt pass up the chance to test their skills at the Warrior Dash on Saturday in SweetBay. [MALLORIE VANGHEL/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS HERALD] InsideSee more photos from the Inaugural PC Warrior Dash on Page B3 By Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comLYNN HAVEN … Competition and camaraderie were on full display Sat-urday among area high school military camps.It was part of the annual county-wide track and field meet among Bay Countys high school ROCTs. Dozens of students competed for hours Satur-day in military drill competitions and color guard exhibitions with the end goal of walking away with the coveted Golden Boot AwardŽ and bragging rights for an entire year. While all gave bold showings, Arnold High School took the grand prize. In between rushing to the front line ROTC spells victory for local studentsBay High School AF JROTC members Jacob Merriam and Daniela Acosta pull for their team in a tug-of-war competition. Hundreds of JROTC students competed for the Golden Boot Award on Saturday at Mosley. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Arnold NJROTC member Ewan Martin rushes to hug Derek Foos after Foos was the “ rst to “ nish. Hundreds competed for the Golden Boot Award on Saturday at Mosley. See WALK, B3 See DASH, B3 See ROTC, B2


** B2 Sunday, March 11, 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 72/46 75/49 75/44 73/51 73/53 72/49 76/52 76/55 77/55 60/47 75/55 74/50 75/56 73/56 73/58 72/57 75/59 74/5464/4363/4362/4062/47Sunny, breezy and cooler Plenty of sunPlenty of sunPlenty of sunshine7461716854Winds: NNW 10-20 mph Winds: NW 7-14 mph Winds: N 8-16 mph Winds: SSW 4-8 mph Winds: S 7-14 mphBlountstown 8.11 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 8.39 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 34.99 ft. 42 ft. Century 8.48 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 25.14 ft. 29 ft. 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Occasional rain and a thunderstorm tonight.High/low ......................... 68/47 Last year's High/low ...... 73/56 Normal high/low ............. 71/50 Record high ............. 87 (1974) Record low ............... 25 (1996)24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date .................. 0.68" Normal month to date ....... 1.92" Year to date ..................... 8.70" Normal year to date ........ 11.92" Average humidity .............. 75%through 4 p.m. yesterdayHigh/low ......................... 71/60 Last year's High/low ...... 84/64 Normal high/low ............. 67/52 Record high ............. 83 (1985) Record low ............... 24 (1996)24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date ................... 1.43" Normal month to date ....... 1.83" Year to date ................... 16.09" Normal year to date ....... 12.20" Average humidity .............. 64% 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 Beachof a tug-of-war competition to rally the troops, Lt. Col. Phil Byrd, Bay High Schools ROTC instructor, said that the programs offered to students are more than steps toward joining the military. He said theyre also meant to build better citizens with leadership qualities.We focus on serving some-thing bigger than yourself,Ž Byrd said. Its about serving your community and building better citizens. Leadership is a virtue whether they see themselves going into the military or not.ŽWalking from the final drill competition to the awards ceremony, Bay High senior Tommy Thompson recalled the previous year when his school took home a total of five awards while he commanded the drill team. He said hes been in ROTC all of his high school career and seconded the notion that the friendly rivalries drive each individual to become better physically. Thompson said it also made him grow as a person.Its helped me to just become more outgoing,Ž he said. I was the quiet kid in the back of the class, but being the drill commander helped me come out of my shell. Its made me become a leader.ŽThe competition has been going on for more than a decade between the five ROTC groups from local high schools. Each of the larger schools send between 30 and 45 students to represent their respective branches of military while smaller schools send less than a dozen to the competition. The military field meets consist of low crawling, a grenade toss with water balloons and relay races.Students also compete in color guard exhibition, armed and unarmed.In the end, the event is a culmination of all the skills offered in the ROTC programs of the respective schools. He said the skills and relationships forged in the programs can last a lifetime.Life is competition,Ž Byrd said. Its healthy to have that competition. And here we get to have those rivalries while building camaraderie and having fun.Ž ROTCFrom Page B1Arnold NJROTC member Derek Foos “ nishes “ rst during a mile and a half relay. Hundreds of JROTC students competed for the Golden Boot Award on Saturday at Mosley. Mosley Marine Corps JROTC member Kaemyn Thrasher (front) pulls a rope with her team during a tug-of-war competition. Arnold Navy JROTC students celebrate winning the Golden Boot Award which was substituted with a pinecone for the 2018 games. Hundreds of JROTC students competed for the Golden Boot Award on Saturday at Mosley. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/ THE NEWS HERALD]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 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 LOCAL & STATE for since September or October. ... It will be interesting to see how it comes together.ŽMixed with that excitement, though, is some anxiety since some walkers havent been previously been through such a lengthy and physical expedition. Moody said participants represent a mix of body types and physical activity levels, though everyone is ready to push through mentally.Moody also said Walk Hard is an antidote to the apathy that can often plague young people.Kids, men and women our age dont often give elders and veterans the respect they deserve so we try to show them respect,Ž he said. It spreads awareness just as much as it gets donations.ŽThe first Walk Hard was in 2010. Jennifer Rich contributed to this story. WALKFrom Page B1Dothan, Alabama, to participate in the race.Oh God. Whyd we run?Ž Jesswein deliberated as she looked at Williams for assistance. For the bucket list,Ž she decided. Williams agreed.For the bucket list. Yeah.ŽThe Warrior Dash is a 5K race that incorporates a variety of obstacles. The obstacles on Satur-day included the Warrior Roast, where runners must jump over a row of flames, and the Super Soaker, which has com-petitors climbing over a wall while being blasted with water.But thats just a couple of obstacles. The Warrior Dash throws 12 obstacles at participants to traverse, exposing run-ners to fire, water, wind and mud „ lots of mud.Katy Kitto of Lynn Haven said she completed her first dash in Atlanta and wanted to do the run because it was fun and not too competitive.It was something dif-ferent for the area. Ive never done anything like this here,Ž she said. Part of our squadron did it from Tyndall.ŽWhile the Warrior Dash emphasizes that its course is open to all, participants are sent out in waves to give the more competi-tive runners a chance to compete at the OCR World Championship races in London, England, and Stratton, Vermont, later this year.Everything was great,Ž said race direc-tor Molly Chernick. Our inaugural Panama City race was a success.Ž DASHFrom Page B1The mud pit, complete with barbed wire, was a “ tting last obstacle for Warrior Dash competitors to master just before the “ nish line. [MALLORIE VANGHEL/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS HERALD] Saturdays winner in the womens division celebrates her Warrior Dash victory. [MALLORIE VANGHEL/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS HERALD] Tammy Morgan swims through a muddy trench at the last Warrior Dash obstacle on Saturday. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Alex Smith drinks a beer with Makena Hollaway on Saturday after “ nishing the Warrior Dash. Several beer vendors and eateries set up tents at the event, which attracted about 5,000 people. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Not forgottenThese obituaries appeared in The News Herald during the past seven days: Kathleen Louise Anglin 88, Southport, died March 6. David Wayne Bearden 51, Port St. Joe, died March 7. Betty D. Ferdig 88, Panama City, died March 8. Kathryn J. Garvin 94, Knoxville, Tenn., died March 3. Janell M. Ham Panama City, died March 2. Barbara Arlene Hogeland 69, Panama City Beach, died March 4. Richard Brody Lind 60, Fountain, died March 3. Caitlin Noel Maffei 29, Panama City, died Feb. 28. Kimberly Mason 35, Panama City Beach, died March 4. Jesse A. Miller 58, Panama City, died Feb. 17. Katherine Lucille Nelson 74, Panama City, died March 6. Paul Allen Price 63, Lynn Haven, died March 1. Horace Wilmer Quick 82, Panama City, died March 7. Rufus Lee Reddick Bristol, died March 3. Glenn Allen Richards Sr. 53, Panama City, died March 3. Clara Annette Smith 55, Panama City Beach, died Feb. 28. Frank Mixon Stamps 90, Panama City, died Jan. 25. Wynema Taggart 86, Panama City, died March 6. Deborah Valentine 63, Southport, died March 2. Linda T. Wages Panama City Beach, died Feb. 27. David Lamar Welch III 67, died March 4. Beverly J. Wiggins 70, Wewahitchka, died Feb. 28.Kathryn J. KatieŽ Garvin, 94, passed away peacefully in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 3, 2018. Katie was born in Urbana, Ohio, on Jan. 16, 1924. She followed her husband Glenn around the country when he was transferred for his job, and they retired to Lynn Haven, Florida. In Florida, she was active in Senior Friends, Master Gardeners, Newcomers, and Red Hatters. Katie, in the words of a special friend in Florida, was a beautiful woman. As she lived her life, she planted seeds of faith, love, kindness, peace, beauty and helpfulness. She was a stellar example to all with her unconditional love for her friends and family. She always thought of others. She was preceded in death by the love of her life for almost 75 years, Glenn Garvin; son, Ronnie; and five brothers and sisters.Katie is survived by her daughter, Linda Scothorn (Jim); grandsons, Douglas (Bonnie) and Daniel (Banks); four greatgrandchildren, Reid, Rebecca, Sarah and Sam; and honorary granddaughters, Gina and Jennifer Lucas. Katie thought the moon rose and set with these precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Farragut Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, with receiving of friends immediately following. A private interment will be held at a later date at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Honor Air of Knoxville or to Random Acts of Flowers.Our family wishes to thank the staff of Deane Hill Place and Amedisys Hospice for the loving compassion while Katie was under their care.KATHRYN J. KATIE GARVIN Kathleen Louise Anglin went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. She was 88 years old. Kathleen was a native of Southport, Florida, and migrated to Louisiana in 1952 for her husbands work, returning to Southport in 1972. Jesus Christ was her strength and hope in this life and her assurance in death. Her love for the gospel led many to the Lord, including family members. She was a wonderful wife, mother and matriarch, who loved the Lord and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Hulda (Worley) Fountain; husband, Grover Anglin; son, Fred Anglin; granddaughter, Alicia Scutchfield; and siblings, Clayton, Beatrice, Columbus and Fred. She is survived by three sons, Carl (Valerie), John, Paul (Cora); and daughter, Kathy Sapp (Allen). Her surviving grandchildren are Michael, Michele, Shannon, Connie, Travis, Rory, Cody, Christie, Paul Jr., Natie Kathleen and Brady. She is survived by 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; and extended family, Diane Anglin, Karen Jackson, Debra Nettles and the late, Elaine Anglin. Pallbearers are Michael Anglin, Travis Anglin, Paul Anglin Jr., Brady Sapp, Clay Fountain and Charlie Abrams. Family and friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Southport First Assembly of God Church with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 www.kent forestlawn.comKATHLEEN LOUISE ANGLIN Deborah Kay Valentine, 63, of Southport, Florida, died March 2, 2018. Graveside services will take place in Tennessee at a later date. Southerland Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.DEBORAH KAY VALENTINEThe family of Barbara Verstring will receive friends at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. today, March 11, 2018.BARBARA VERSTRING


** B4 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Garey Fineout and Kelli Kennedy The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scotts decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massa-cre was nearly immediate as the National Rifle Asso-ciation filed a lawsuit to stop it and political candidates in both parties criticized it.Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, whos running for Florida governor as a cham-pion of gun rights, went on Fox News late Friday night to criticize the law, which raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21; extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns; and bans bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire.I think when you start getting into some of the blanket restrictions on peoples Second Amendment rights, I think that that is constitutionally vulnerable. ... I mean think about it, you have an enu-merated right in the Bill of Rights, theres really no precedent to just do a blan-ket ban on certain adults,Ž DeSantis said on the show.Grieving families and student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where a shooter killed 17 people last month, worked feverishly in recent weeks to lobby a gun-friendly, Republican-run state gov-ernment. The new law fell short of achieving a ban on assault-style weapons, but it creates a so-called guardian program enabling some teachers and other school employees to carry guns.Five legislators seek-ing statewide office voted against it, as did the chair-man of the Republican Party of Florida. GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi praised it, but other statewide candidates in the Legislature voted against it. Commissioner of Agri-culture Adam Putnam has expressed his displeasure with the age limits.Scott, whos expected to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson this year, has said the legislation shows Florida can move quickly and get things done,Ž unlike the federal government. Scott has already blasted Nelson for failing to act on guns while hes been in Congress.Democrats, meanwhile, were quick to fault Scott and legislators for failing to include a ban on some types of semi-automatic rifles such as the one used in the Parkland shootings.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said that Floridas elected offi-cials simply have not done enough to stop our gun violence epidemic, and that remains true even with the Governors sig-nature today.Ž Miami Beach Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine said in a statement the law falls short of the public demands set by the major-ity of Floridians and the student survivorsŽ of the shooting. We need to ban assault weapons, pass uni-versal background checks, and we certainly dont need more guns in our schools.ŽSeparately, the Trump administration on Saturday said it has taken the first step in the regula-tory process to ban bump stocks.The NRA contends the new law is unconstitu-tional because it raises the minimum age to buy rifles and puts a blanket ban on the fundamental rights of some law-abiding Florida citizens.The deranged mur-derer in Parkland, Florida, gave repeated warning signs that were ignored by federal and state officials. If we want to prevent future atrocities, we must look for solutions that keep guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others, while protecting the rights of law-abiding Americans,Ž said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.Floridas new gun law beset by critics across partisan linesParent Andrew Pollack, center left, and his son Hunter Pollack speak to the media outside the governors of“ ce after the governor signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Friday, March 9, 2018. [AP PHOTO/MARK WALLHEISE]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 B5By Christine SextonThe News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE „ Nurs-ing homes and assisted living facilities will be required to have generators and 72 hours of fuel after the Legislature agreed to ratify a pair of pro-posed rules sought by Gov. Rick Scott.Despite concerns about a potential $243 million impact over the next five years, House members Friday voted 108-1 to pass a bill (SB 7028) that will require assisted living facili-ties to have generators.The House and Senate had earlier approved a similar rule for nursing homes. Scott issued a statement thanking legislative leaders Friday for ratifying the rules.This means Floridas elderly and vulnerable residents will be safer during natural disasters, and I will never stop fighting to keep them safe,Ž the governor said in a statement.The new rules replace a pair of emergency rules that the governor issued in September following the deaths of resi-dents of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Broward County. Hurricane Irma knocked out the nursing homes air-conditioning system, which led to swelter-ing conditions.The emergency rules sparked legal challenges from some industry groups concerned about the potential costs of generators and the quick timeframes sought by the Scott administration. The state appealed the deci-sion and continued to enforce the emergency rules.The permanent rules ratified this week came after negotiations between the Scott administration and long-term care facilities. But House leaders had remained concerned about the costs for assisted living facilities, which range dramatically in size. Fridays House vote on the assisted-living facility rule was a surprise turnaround and came after aggressive lobbying from the Scott administration, including Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Justin Senior.The issue of nursing homes and assisted living facilities having backup power on site was a top priority of Scott during this years legislative session. But the House never intro-duced a bill to ratify the ALF generator rule.House leaders, however, agreed Friday to take it up and pass it. Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, was the lone no vote. The Senate voted unan-imously Monday to approve the bill, which means the measure is now ready to go to Scott for his signature.Gail Matillo, president of the Florida Senior Living Association, said her members are glad to have permanent rules in place.We'll work closely with our members to make sure they can comply in the best way possible," she said.Florida Health Care Asso-ciation lobbyist Bob Asztalos also said the rules lay out what is expected of long-term care providers going into the hurricane season.We appreciate that the governor worked with us developing (the rules) and are pleased that now there is certainty in how we take care of our residents for disaster purposes,Ž he said.Lawmakers sign o on generator requirementsBy Elizabeth Djinis elizabeth.djinis@heraldtribune.comSouth Florida beachgoers have something to worry about right: red tide is on the rise along their beaches just as temperatures have momentarily dropped. Panhandle beaches are showing no signs of the red time organism, nor any indication that there will be any.For South Florida, however, swimmers are being told to be wary. According to data reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-mission, concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, were found in low to medium amounts around Sarasota County beaches and low amounts in Manatee County beaches. Dead fish along the beach were also reported at four Sarasota County beaches: Casperson Beach, Lido Beach, Mana-sota Beach and Venice Beach, spanning a wide geographical area. Respiratory irritation was also noted in five local beaches: Lido, Manasota, Nokomis, Venice and Venice North Jetty.Mote Marine Laboratory maintains an online Beach Conditions Reporting System, which is updated twice a day with observational reports from local beaches. As of Friday morning, there was slight respiratory irritation reported at Manasota, Venice, Venice North Jetty and Nokomis.High concentrations of red tide were also reported over the holidays in late Decem-ber and early January. At that time, Mote's environmental health staff scientist Tracy Fanara said it was part of the "natural bloom cycle" and that the "one week of high counts" was not an indication of future red tide blooms.A map provided by FWC shows that the highest con-centrations of red tide around the state are off Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties. Medium concentrations of Karenia brevis have been present in Sarasota County since at least last week, according to the FWC's site.Red tide on the rise in South FloridaDead “ sh dot the shoreline on Lido Beach on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. According to Mote Marine, red tide has been present in the area for the past few weeks but a recent bloom has started affecting the area. [HERALD-TRIBUNE STAFF PHOTO / MIKE LANG] Well work closely with our members to make sure they can comply in the best way possible.Ž Gail Matillo, president of the Florida Senior Living Association


** B6 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Lindsey BeverThe Washington PostSue Spector was kayaking with her husband down the pristine Braden River in west-ern Florida when she spotted an otter. Spector, 77, from Sarasota, turned around in her boat early Sunday morning and, catching a glimpse of the small river dweller, thought to herself, Oh, this is a cute otter,Ž she told the Tampa Bay Times.The animal, usually known for its curiosity and playful demeanor, leaped onto the kayak and lunged at Spector.Then we had this little tug of war,Ž she told the Tampa Bay Times. I tried to get him off of my kayak and I screamed extremely loud so I could try and scare him off but that didnt work. It took some time, but I fought with him, my husband jumped in and other people came by to help.ŽThe kayak rolled.The couple were thrown into the water half-swimming, half-flailing their paddles to try to fend off the animal.I took my paddle and I tried to get him off of me and he wouldnt let go and I kept screaming, I kept beating him with a paddle,Ž Spector told Fox affiliate WTVT. When youre [in the middle of] it you dont have a lot of thought except you hope you survive.ŽSpector and her husband climbed on their guides kayak and began paddling as fast as we could,Ž she told the Times. The otter followed us but didnt attack again.ŽThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement earlier this week that the agencys law enforcement officers were searching for an aggressive otterŽ after four kayakers were injured in separate attacks Saturday and Sunday on the Braden River in Manatee County. The FWC warned that those who are bitten or scratched by wild animals should seek medical attention because they can carry rabies, a potentially deadly virus that attacks the central nervous system.Spector could not immedi-ately be reached for comment.Nicole Duplaix, who chairs the International Union for Conservation of Natures Otter Specialist Group, said otters are known for being friendly animals but, like most other creatures, keep their distance from humans.She said that otter attacks involving humans are extremely rareŽ but that when they do occur, there is usually a reason.An unprovoked attack is very un-otter-like, unless theres a cause you cant see,Ž Duplaix, who teaches conser-vation biology at Oregon State University, said Thursday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. She said that in instances in which otters have attacked, people had gotten too close to mothers with cubs or to their dens.There are 13 species of otters around the world, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. In the United States, there are sea otters and the North American river otter, or Canadian otters.River otters, which weigh between 10 and 33 pounds, have long slender bodies, short legs and webbed toes, according to a fact sheet from the Smithsonian Institutions National Zoo and Conserva-tion Biology Institute.The creatures, which often share aquatic habitats with beavers, enjoy unpolluted water with a minimal human disturbance,Ž according to the National Zoo:A North American river otters home range can be as large as 30 square miles (78 square kilometers), but a typical territory is 3 to 15 square miles (4.8 to 24 square kilometers). That home range shrinks drastically during breeding and rearing season.Cute otter leaps onto kayak, lunges at Florida womans face


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** B10 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Martha BellisleThe Associated PressSEATTLE „ When someone buys a weapon from a gun dealer in the U.S., they are subjected to a background check to see if they have a criminal record, mental illness or other issues that prevent them from owning weaponsIts a process that has received attention follow-ing recent mass killings and as Congress pushes to improve the background check system.Here is an explanation about the process: How do background checks work?In most cases, the first step in buying a firearm is to fill out a form that asks a list of questions to find out if the buyer can legally have a gun.The person must check a box to reveal whether he or she has been convicted of a felony, is a fugitive from justice, has been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces, is a subject of a domestic violence restraining order, has been found by a court to have a mental illness, among other things.If the person answers, yesŽ to any of the questions, they are blocked from buying the gun. If they answer no,Ž the next step is for the dealer to run the buyers name through the FBIs National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, to see if any records show the buyer was not telling the truth.The FBI boasts on its website that it takes about eight minutes to process a background check over the phone. If a gun dealer uses an online check, it takes less than two minutes. Are there gaps in the system?Critics point out that the background check system is riddled with issues that let problematic buyers slip through the cracks.For example, if nothing comes up on the background check search, the buyer walks out the door with the firearm. If some-thing turns up but the records cant immediately be found, the FBI then has three days to identify the problem. If they fail to meet that deadline, the dealer must release the gun to the buyer.Thats what happened with Dylann Roof, the man who fatally shot nine people at a South Carolina church in 2015. The FBI failed to confirm a pending drug charge against Roof within the three-day waiting period, and he was able to take the gun home.Some people have pro-posed extending the denial period to two weeks to give law enforcement more time to conduct a thorough investigation.In most cases, if gun buyers take the weapon home, but records later shows theyre prohibited from having one, federal agents have to go take the firearm back. How many background checks are run?A 2016 report by the Justice Departments Inspector General said the FBI processed 51 million NICS transactions between 2008 and 2014, and only 556,496 were denied, about 1 percent.States handled 68 million NICS transactions during that same period. The Inspector Generals report didnt say how many of the state cases were denied.The FBI reports that since NICS started in 1998, there have been 1.5 million deni-als, with the majority being because the person had been convicted of crimes.More than 25 million background checks were run through NICS in 2017, according to the Department of Justice. Searches have steadily increased since the 8.5 million hits in 2000. Kentucky leads the country in requests, with more than 400,000 in January 2018. How do mental health records get reported?Submitting mental health records to the system is one of the more complicated and fractured pieces of the reporting puzzle. Not all agencies understand what must be sent, so many records are missing.After the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, in which a shooter with an extensive mental illness record was able to purchase guns, the Government Accountability Office conducted a study to find out how states handled mental health reporting.The study found that 12 states had increased their reporting between 2004 and 2011, but technology, legal and other challengesŽ kept some states from sharing mental health records. Some states were reporting criminal records related to drug use, but in 2012, the Department of Justice showed that 30 states were failing to make non-criminal records available.The National Shooting Sports Foundation, based in Newtown, Connecticut, has a program that tracks legislation and rates states based on reporting. Penn-sylvania ranks the highest, with 831,886 mental health records submitted as of Dec. 31, 2016. Wyoming is at the bottom, with only seven records sent to NICS, the group said. Whose job is it?In most states, gun deal-ers contact the FBI directly for background checks. In others, they contact the state.Making it even more complicated, some states serve as the point of contact for handguns but not rifles and shotgun pur-chases, which are screened by the FBI.A look at gun background checks


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** B12 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Brendan Farrington The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Sexual misconduct was one of the most talked about topics as Florida lawmakers began their annual session, and now that its wrapping up, the women who tried to pass bills to protect gov-ernment workers from harassment are angry that nothing got done.And one, Demo-cratic Sen. Lauren Book, pointed at comments by a male colleague the final week of session to show that a sexist attitude con-tinues in the Capitol.Despite Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcorans vows to tackle the issue, lawmakers wrapped up non-budget business without an agreement on legislation to prevent and punish harassment.It makes me very angry,Ž said Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan, who sponsored the House bill. It makes me angry not just because of me, but because of the women who have shared their stories. The womens voices who have been silenced ... by them not finishing this, theyre basically just silencing them yet again by saying were going to maintain the status quo.ŽThe House passed a bill March 1 that included anti-sexual harassment language as part of a broader ethics bill. But the Senate didnt take up that bill, and Books sexual harassment bill was blocked by a conservative senator who refused to hear it in a committee he chaired. On the final day to take up non-budget issues, the Senate revived the bill and passed a scaled down version of Books legislation. The House sent it back to the Senate with changes.Sullivan and Demo-cratic Rep. Kristin Jacobs raced back and forth between the House and Senate chambers working with Book to try to salvage the legislation. Sullivan said a deal was reached, only to then watch the bill die in the Senate.It sends a message that they dont care,Ž Sullivan said. Sexual misconduct has long been a problem in the Capitol, an issue punctu-ated by three high-profile resignations leading up to the session.Despite promises, Florida wont pass sexual harassment billBy Maddie Rowley315-4353 | @maddiedestinlog | mrowley@thedestinlog.comDESTIN „ The diesel fuel pooled against the sides of the dock. Its reddish pink hue almost made it look like someone had spilled a huge raspberry smoothie.But when boat Capt. Kevin Moak got to Destin Harbor on Tues-day morning, he saw the diesel puddle and knew there wasnt much time.The fuel was in a hold-ing ditch behind Harbor Docks restaurant, where stormwater from U.S. 98drains into the harbor through a series of pipes.An approaching storm would push water from thedrainage pipes, over-flow the diesel-filled ditch and send the fuel into the harbor.Moak made phone calls, guessing there was 25 to 30 gallons of fuel threatening to spill out into thewater.I called the city first but never heard back from them, so I called the Coast Guard. The pollution response team is located in Panama City, so they had to drive all the way up from there,Ž Moak said.In the meantime, Moak drove to Ace Hardware and picked up a few oil pads, but there werent enough to do much.Coast Guard Marine Safety Technician 3rd Class Dillon Lyons responded to the scene with his crew as the storm rolled in.My first thoughts upon arriving on scene were to quickly assess the discharge, identify a source and determine a responsible party,Ž Lyons said.It began to pour a few minutes after the Coast Guard crew arrived. The water rushed out of the storm drain and overflowed the ditch that held the diesel fuel. The fuel mixed with the stormwater and spread out into the harbor.It was too late.Ž Moak said. There was nothing anyone could have done at that point.ŽThe diesel fuel spread over the harbor and createda slick, rainbow sheen across the water.Authorities dont know yet how the spill willaffect the environment.Diesel, being lighter than water, will float on the surface until it is weathered or mixed,Ž Lyons said. This nega-tively affects birds or other animals that may come to the surface of the water looking for food.ŽThe cause of thespill is unknown, butLyons said spills often stem from human error or mechan-ical malfunctions.Diesel spill fouls Destin Harbor


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** B14 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Michael Finch IIGateHouse MediaDELTONA „ The strip mall, one of many in Volusia Countys most populous city, would be unremarkable if not for its newest tenant. On the westernmost edge of the Deltona Plaza, between a diner and a real estate office is the new home of Surterra Wellness.Painted in warm grays, the office has an open kitchen with an island countertop and large, comfortable chairs. It easily could be the waiting room for a spa. The merchandise, purposefully displayed in the window, is hardly a tip-off to whats inside.The medical marijuana dispensary is one of 28 now operating under Floridas legalized system to provide access to the drug. Surterra Wellness, which will open in Deltona later this month, is the second dis-pensary in Volusia County. Trulieve, which has the most retail dispensaries in the state, opened in Edgewater in June.Its only the tip of the spear. Although slow at first, Floridas expanded system for legalized can-nabis is taking shape after voters overwhelmingly supported a constitutional amendment in November 2016. The states 13 licensed marijuana treatment providers can open up to 25 retail locations each and many of them have barely started.Florida has 83,000 registered patients today. Once the number hits 100,000, the state is expected to license another four providers. That would be more than 400 retail dispensaries scattered across the state. The ramp up is happening, industry insiders say, and medical marijuana „ in case there was any doubt „ is coming to a neighbor-hood near you.Its still in the learning phase. I expect the demand to go way up,Ž said Pete Sessa, founder of the Florida Cannabis Coali-tion, which helps medical marijuana entrepreneurs operate in the state. The challenge is going to be for the dispensaries to be able to meet that demand.ŽEarly projections sug-gest there is a market of at least 500,000 Floridians who could benefit from medical marijuana. The chief task for providers will be figuring out where those customers are. The largest metropolitan areas „ South Florida, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Orlando „ are easy targets. Patients already are willing to travel to far away counties if necessary, but many say the market could benefit from some competition to bring down the price.Surterra, like some other companies, has plotted out the goal of opening a loca-tion in every metro area in the state,Ž said Wesley Reynolds, the companys Florida president.Were looking for places that will be conve-nient for the patients that will need our medicine,Ž Reynolds said. Were looking for places with high concentrations of folks that are looking for medical marijuana solu-tions and places where we can be close to the doctors who are treating those patients.ŽDispensaries are the backbone but hardly make up the entire industry. They rely on doctors who have not fully embraced the idea and risks associ-ated with using marijuana as medicine. And increas-ingly the middlemen who help patients apply for a card if finding a doctors office is too difficult.There are about 1,000 doctors licensed to recommend marijuana for medicinal use. However, Sessa of the Florida Cannabis Coalition said the organization has found through phone surveys that only a fraction are actually seeing patients.There arent many. Its just a matter of being able to find them,Ž Sessa said. I had to build a whole website ... because you cant use the registry because you have 1,000 people on there and about 80 percent of them arent recommending.ŽTo fill the void, youll find places like the storefront on South Spring Garden Avenue in DeLand. The sign reads Certified Marijuana DoctorsŽ next to the picture of a cannabis leaf. But its not a doctors office in a tradi-tional sense.Physicians currently rotate from other locations in Tampa and Longwood, said David Winterose, a marketing manager for the business.In this office, because were so new and were still building the clientele, we dont have the doctor here full-time with us because we just dont have enough people,Ž Winterose said. In some offices we do.ŽSome physicians have seen legalization as an opportunity worthy of more than fleeting attention. As a full-time radiation oncologist, Dr. Johnny Bernard Jr.started recommending marijuana for patients in June. Hes now booked until April and has a roster of about 500 patients, he said.I see so many people out here who could be off these prescription medica-tions that cause a lot of side effects for them and some-times they dont work,Ž Bernard said. Theyre still taking it because their doctors said to take them.ŽUnlike many doctors, Bernard opened a separate practice for medical marijuana with offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast where he worked nights and weekends. In May, Bernard, who runs the medical marijuana practice with his wife, said he plans to start working with those patients full time.Green rush with Deltona dispensary, medical pot coming to main streetJohn Preptit will manage Surterra Wellness medical marijuana dispensary in Deltona. The store will be the second dispensary to open in Volusia County. [PHOTOS BY NIGEL COOK/DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL] Surterra Wellness, one of 13 medical marijuana providers in the state, will open a Deltona dispensary in March. Staff members were preparing for the opening last week. Medical marijuana dispensary Surterra Wellness will offer a number of products, including oils, lotions, transdermal patches and sprays in when it opens in March.


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** B16 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Maddie Rowley 315-4353 | @maddiedestinlog mrowley@thedestinlog.comDESTIN „ Jeff SwedeŽ Swedenhjelm pumps his arms back and forth in the video, face grimacing with determination as his physical therapist sits beside him on the bed.Hes looking out the window of his Malaysian apartment as he makes a flying motion with his arms. The weights wrapped around his wrists dont seem to slow him down. His wheel-chair is tilted back at a 45 degree angle.Just three months ago, the former Destin resident was in a coma after falling 33 feet from a rooftop in Bali while chasing a monkey who stole his favorite Steel-ers cap. The fall paralyzed him from the chest down.Now, Swede is working toward recovery.His short-term goal is to be able to use his hands to finish his book,Ž said his daughter, Lyric Swe-denhjelm. Its basically going to be about his life, the journey hes currently on and his experiences.ŽLyric, a 2015 gradu-ate of Fort Walton Beach High School, keeps up with his daily progress from half a world away in Chicago, where she attends college.We talk on the phone once a week,Ž Lyric said. Later this month, shes flying to Malaysia to visit the dad she hasnt seen in two years.Lyric posts regularly on Facebook about her dads progress and sends him encouraging notes. Just a quick shout out to my Dad! Ill see you in 9 days to be cheering you on right by your side! Love you!Ž she wrote recently.A Go Fund Me account created shortly after the accident raised almost $100,000 so Swede could be f lown out of Bali to Malaysia, where he would receive better medical care.Swede recently moved out of the hospital in Kuala Lumpur to a small apartment that he shares with longtime friends and former Destin residents, Scott Wells and Jerry Turner. Both men moved to Malaysia to help Swede heal.The end goal is for Swede to move back to the U.S. when he is able to sit up in his wheelchair without fainting due to lung issues.His progress is slowgoing but we celebrate the small victories every day,Ž Lyric said.There is a new Go Fund Me page set up to help with Swedes ongoing medical expenses. So far, it has raised $14,310 out of the $16,400 goal.We are so appreciative of all the help from everyone. We still have a long road to recovery, so every little bit helps,Ž said Lyric.Overall, Swedes spir-its remain high. He writes poems on Facebook about his progress and everything that has changed since the accident.On Monday, he wrote: In my former life I lived every day like it may be my last, smiling at strangers, smelling the roses, dancing in the rain, and driving too fast! My former life is over now and quite a bit has changed, I guess it could be said my resources are a bit limited and my sched-ule a bit rearranged?ŽSwedes sense of humor remains active and his rhymes contain positive messages. At the end of each post, he reminds everyone that Its a great day to be alive!ŽWe celebrate the small victories every dayBy Josh Salman josh.salman@heraldtribune.comThe Florida Legislature approved a bill late Friday to bolster transparency in the criminal justice system, a reform experts hope will address rampant racial disparities in sentencing exposed in reporting by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.The effort to improve data collection in the criminal justice system passed as part of a swap between the Florida House and Senate of priority criminal justice reforms.House leaders agreed to a plan pushed by Senate President Joe Negron aimed at increasing the use of civil citations and pre-arrest diversion pro-grams for juveniles who commit minor crimes. Senate leaders agreed to the data collection proposal, which had cleared the House last month.Its important at all times to be evaluating our criminal justice system to make sure that there arent biases and prejudices and other things that we dont want to happen in our criminal justice system,Ž Negron said Friday. And the best way to determine that is to get actual information and data and research to make sure that were treating everyone fairly regardless of their racial background, theyre edu-cation, income.ŽThe legislation now goes to Gov. Rick Scott for approval.Under the proposal, various records stored by court clerks, state attorneys, public defenders, jail operators and law enforcement will be cen-tralized and the results will be published through a new database updated weekly.The data enhancements come on the heels of more than years of reporting by the Herald-Tribune on racial disparities in crimi-nal sentencing.Those investigations … Bias on the benchŽ and One War. Two RacesŽ … found when a black and white defendant commit the same crime under similar circumstances, Florida courts sentence the black offender to far longer in lockup on aver-age. The disparities are exacerbated in the war on drugs.The newspapers reporting also showed the states current criminal justice data collection is flawed, fractured and rife with errors.Here lies the importance of the fourth estate,Ž Larry Eger, public defender for Sarasotas 12th Circuit, said previ-ously. Its fallen on deaf ears for so long ƒ and now you see the impact.ŽUnder the new requirement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will begin publishing data from every step … arrest and bail proceedings to sentencing … on its website and update those results weekly. It would also include basic information on offenders, like age and race.The idea is to allow the public to track a defendants experience in the system start to finish and compare it with others. The website would launch in 2019.Well get some really good information to be able to tell whether we have issues and be able to address those issues,Ž Negron said.The measure also calls for the state to digitize the criminal punishment codes sentencing scoresheets. The form is used by the courts to ensure consistency in sentencing, with a point-scoring system that calculates recommended sentences based on the severity of the crime, the defendants prior record and a host of other factors. As a pilot, Floridas 6th Circuit Court of Pinellas and Pasco counties will work with a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organiza-tion to help compile and report the data.Lawmakers and justice system experts have praised the new legislation as a way to improve the publics access to the criminal justice system „ ultimately bolstering consistency and fairness. They say the first step toward reforming the system is identifying failures through accurate data. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Republican from Land OLakes, called the bipartisan measure a game-changer.ŽA similar data bill inspired by the Herald-Tribune failed to advance through either the House or Senate in 2017.This legislation would make Florida a model for effective, data-driven criminal justice and create the gold standard for the rest of the country,Ž said Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Clearwater, a former prosecutor who steered the data effort through the House.There are changes needed to create a more fair, accountable and transparent system.Ž Herald-Tribune Staff Writer Zac Anderson contributed to this report.Legislature approves criminal justice reforms bill Jeff Swedenhjelm concentrates during his daily physical therapy appointment in Malaysia. According to his daughter, Lyric, hes been working hard to regain strength every day. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] Jeff smiles in his new wheelchair as he recovers in Malaysia. He still shows his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers with the blanket draped across his lap.


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 C1 SPORTS COLLEGE BASEBALL C7 CONFERENCE BATTLECommodores sweep, tie Chipola for rst place The News HeraldThe 14th edition of the annual All-Star Basketball Classic will take place April 7 at the Billy Harrison Field House at Gulf Coast State College. The event matches the top seniors from The News Heralds eight-county readership area comprising the East boys and girls teams against the best seniors from The Daily News in Fort Walton Beachs Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton county area.The girls game will tip off at 11 a.m., followed by the boys game at 1 p.m. Admission to the games will be $6 for adults, $2 for children, and children 4 and under will get in free. Passes will be accepted for high school and college coaches. Bozeman coaches Michael Memmen and Desmond Brown have been chosen to helm the All-Star East teams, with Memmen to lead the East boys and Brown the East girls. Memmen has been the Bucks head coach for eight years and led Bozeman to a turnaround season in 2017-18, winning nine more games this season than last and finishing 8-2 in District 4-1A. Memmen last coached in the All-Star Classic in 2011 when he served as co-coach with Bays Michael Grady in a 114-99 East All-Stars victory. This is the first time coaching in the AllStar Classic for Brown, who recently completed his third season as head coach for the Bozeman girls.After winning just six games in his first season at the helm, Brown has led the Bucks to two consecutive winning campaigns that ended in playoff appearances. Bozeman won 15 games this season and went 6-2 in District 1-4A, finishing second in the league standings behind state runner-up Port St. Joe.The All-Star Classic East boys and girls teams will have 12 players each, with the first four boys and girls players to be revealed in the March 17 edition of The News Herald.Bozemans Brown, Memmen to lead East All-StarsThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and No. 1 Virginia completed one of the most successful seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, beating No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the tournament champion-ship game Saturday night to finish 20-1 against league competition.The top-seeded Cavaliers (31-2) set a school record for victories and won the ACC Tournament for the second time in five seasons under coach Tony Bennett, and third time overall. With plenty of their fans packing Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Cavaliers beat sixthseeded North Carolina (25-10) for the second time this season and snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Tar Heels in ACC Tournament play.Guy, the tournament MVP, scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Hall added 15 points, five rebounds and four assists. Ty Jerome had 12 points, six assists and six rebounds for Virginia, which certainly will enter the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed.Not bad for a bunch that started the season unranked and was picked to finish sixth in the ACC.Virginia held the Tar Heels scoreless for five minutes and took a 58-49 lead on DeAndre Hunters base-line fadeaway with 3:32 left. North Carolina snapped the drought with a 3-pointer by Luke Maye, who scored 20, but Jerome nailed a 3 out of a timeout to restore the nine-point lead.UNC, playing in its record 35th ACC championship game, never got closer than five again as Virginia closed it out from the free throw line. Big pictureNorth Carolina: UNC won three games in four days in Brooklyn and might have played its way into a high enough seed „ probably a No. 2 „ to open the NCAAs in Charlotte. The Tar Heels are 33-1 in NCCA games played in their home state.Virginia: In nine seasons in Charlottesville, Bennett has built one of the most success-ful programs in the country on a foundation of slow-paced but precise offense and sound and suffocating defense. Bye brooklynThe ACC Tournament heads back to North Caro-lina after a two-year stint in New York City, but expect it to be back sooner than later. Maybe even as soon as 2022, when the arena is free and the ACC has no plans booked. Up nextBoth teams will head home and find out their NCAA Tournament destinations.No. 1 Virginia wins ACC By Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKent dkent@pcnh.comOCALA „ Gulf Coast car-ried a much less experienced team into this years FCSAA Region VIII Womens Basketball Tournament than it did with last seasons sophomore-laden squad. By the tournaments end, the result was the same, with the nations most dominant program remaining atop JUCO basketball in the state of Florida.The No. 2 Lady Commo-dores completed a dominant run through the region tour-nament by cruising past Eastern Florida State 81-57 in Saturday nights champion-ship game to claim their third straight region title and the 12th in school history. Shayla Bennett led Gulf Coast with 23 points, six rebounds and six assists, and was named the tournaments Most Out-standing Player. Jhileiya Dunlap also had a big night with 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, while Din Dian added 11 points, and Janesha Green had 10 points. Alexandrine Fegue was the top scorer for Eastern Florida with 13 points, followed by Mariah Batz with 12, Brianna Lewis with 11, and Claire Bady with 10.On the defensive end, the Lady Commodores limited a Titans team that scored 108 points in its quarterfinal victory over Miami Dade and made 47 percent of its 3-point-ers in its first two tournament wins to 57 points on 30 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent from three.Gulf Coast 3-pe ats at state Brown Memmen Virginia guard Devon Hall shoots against North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson (13) and forward Luke Maye in the “ rst half of the ACC title game Saturday in New York. [JULIE JACOBSON/AP] See GULF COAST, C7 PGA VALSPAR | C2TIGER ROARINGWoods closes to within 1 shot of Canadian rookie Conners


** C2 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Doug FergusonThe Associated PressPALM HARBOR, „ Tiger Woods chipped in from behind the ninth green and the roar was unmistakable, the treerattling variety that belongs to only one player in golf. Moments later, Woods raised the putter in his left hand as another birdie putt dropped for a share of the lead at the Valspar Championship.Corey Conners heard the whole round and it made him smile.Never mind that Con-ners had six birdies in his round of 3-under 68 for a one-shot lead Saturday as he tries for his first PGA Tour victory. Even the players trying to beat Woods got swept up in the emotions of seeing him closer than ever to having a chance to win again.I can confirm hes back. The roars are back,Ž said Brandt Sne-deker, who was along for the ride with Woods and matched his 67. Its fun to hear the crowd going crazy again and realize how excited we are in having him back out here and play the way he is. Hes playing great.ŽConners, the Canadian rookie in only his 17th start on the PGA Tour as a pro, saved par from the bunker on the par-3 17th and kept his cool when his ball moved slightly on the 18th green „ no longer a penalty in those circumstances „ before he tapped in for par. He was at 9-under 204 and will play with Justin Rose (66), who joined Woods and Snedeker at one shot behind. For the second straight day, Woods and his thousands upon thousands of fans will be ahead of him.So he at least knows what to expect.I kind of knew what was going on without even having to see it,Ž Conners said. But it will be cool. Its fun seeing him out there today, and Im sure hell be battling hard tomorrow. But hopefully, I can play my game and have a good day.ŽConners smiled when he heard the cheer for Woods when he chipped in at No. 9.For so many years, such a roar caused far more consternation than cele-bration among the rest of the field. Conners grew up idolizing Woods for his 14 majors and 79 victories on the PGA Tour, and it was hard not to get caught up in so much hysteria.Conners still settled himself with a wedge he nearly holed on No. 9 for a birdie of his own.Woods looked as though he might seize control after his birdie on No. 10 to reach 8 under, tied for the lead.He hit wedge into 7 feet below the hole on the par-5 11th, and another roar erupted. Woods missed.Approaching the 12th, where four small grandstands covered by tents and a large grandstand to the right of the green were filled with fans who were looking for reasons to let loose. Anything on the green would have suf-ficed, and Woods played it beyond the pin and used the slope to get the ball rolling back to 8 feet.At this point, the gallery was so delirious they couldnt sync up their chants. Some were yelling, Tiger! Tiger!Ž Others were yelling, U-S-A!Ž Most were just screaming. And then Woods missed again. Most of the fans in the bleachers had their backs turned to watch Woods.It was like that all day,Ž Rose said.Woods closes to within 1 shot of lead at Valspar Tiger Woods watches his birdie putt on the third hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship on Saturday in Palm Harbor. [MIKE CARLSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 C3 By Kevin BrockwayStaff writerST. LOUIS„ Another season. Another early exit for Florida in the SEC Tournament.For the second straight year, the No. 23 Gators were unable to take advantage of a double bye in the event. Behind 27 points from senior guard Jaylen Barford, six-seed Arkansas knocked off the third-seeded Gators 80-72 on Friday at the Scot-trade Center.Florida hasnt reached the semifinals of the SEC Tournament since 2014, the year the Gators last won the event. Playing on a six-day layoff, Florida looked rusty at times and reverted to taking questionable shots and enduring defensive lapses.Sometimes it can be a good thing, sometimes it can be a bad thing,Ž Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza said. I guess it was a bad thing for us. We had a good flow going, we were really getting after it on the defensive end. The time off, we thought itwould be better, more fresher getting a couple of guys back that had bumps and bruises. It was the opposite. We came out low on energy.ŽNow, the Gators will await Selection Sunday to find out their seed and NCAA Tournament destination. At 20-12, Florida could drop to a 6 or 7 seed due to the early exit. But UFs 10 Quadrant 1 wins will weigh heavily in the discussion as to where UF is seeded. The loss snapped UFs three-game win streak and an eight-game win streak against the Razorbacks that dated back to 2013.We were coming off the best stretch of perfor-mances that we put together all year and tonight we took a step backward,Ž Florida coach Mike White said. Weve got to find a way to get home and regroup and find our mojo, get back to where we were playing our last three games.ŽAfter a layup by Florida freshman guard Mike Okauru cut Arkansas lead to 50-48 with 10:00 left, the Razorbacks took control of the game with a 12-0 run. Barford scored six points during the run, including a 3-pointer that put the Razorbacks up 62-48 with 5:04 left.Redshirt sophomore forward Keith Stone led three UF scorers in double figures with 22 points. Chi-ozza added 16 points andsix assists, becoming the 54th player in UF history to reach 1,000 career points. But guards Jalen Hudson and Egor Koulechov struggled, going a combined 4 of 20 from the floor.Florida got off to a hot start, making four of its first seven shots from the field andthree of its firstfive 3-point attempts. Backto-back 3-pointers from Chiozza and Koulechov and a driving layup from Stone gave Florida an early 18-10 lead.But Arkansas charged back, cutting UFs lead to 21-20 on a 3-pointer by Barford that clanged off both the backboard and rim before falling through the basket.From there, Florida regrouped, going back up 29-23 on a 3-pointer by Okauru with 4:54 left in the first half. It would be UFs last basket of the first half. Florida missed its final attempts from the field and were whistled for two shot clock violations in some ugly halfcourt sets. Overall, Florida had three shot-clock violations in the first half.Arkansas took advantage, closing the half on an 8-0 run to take a 30-29 lead into halftime. All four bas-kets from Arkansas came inside, which including a Gafford putback dunk and a layin by Adrio Bailey that gave Arkansas the halftime lead.Florida finished the first half shooting 44 percent from the field and 45.7 per-cent from 3-point range (7-for-15).Hudson, UFs leading scorer at 15.8 points per game, was unable to get on track early. He missed both of his attempts from the field, both of his free throw attempts and sat the final 8:02 of the first half after picking up his second foul.Freshman center Daniel Gafford added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Arkan-sas (23-10). The Razorbacks outrebounded Florida 43-28 and outscored the Gators 18-15 in second chance points.ARKANSAS 80, No. 23 FLORIDA 72ARKANSAS (23-10) Bailey 1-2 0-0 2, Gafford 8-11 0-0 16, Macon 2-9 8-10 13, Beard 3-6 2-4 10, Barford 9-17 5-6 27, Cook 2-4 0-2 4, Osabuohien 0-2 0-0 0, Hall 2-4 1-2 6, Thompson 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 16-24 80. FLORIDA (20-12) Hayes 2-3 0-0 4, Hudson 2-9 0-2 6, Allen 4-11 1-3 11, Koulechov 2-11 2-2 8, Chiozza 5-11 4-4 16, Bassett 0-0 0-0 0, Stone 8-10 2-3 22, Gak 0-0 0-0 0, Ballard 0-1 0-0 0, Okauru 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 25-60 9-14 72. Halftime_Arkansas 30-29. 3-Point Goals_ Arkansas 8-18 (Barford 4-9, Beard 2-3, Hall 1-1, Macon 1-3, Jones 0-1, Osabuohien 0-1), Florida 13-31 (Stone 4-5, Chiozza 2-4, Hudson 2-5, Allen 2-6, Koulechov 2-7, Okauru 1-3, Ballard 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Arkansas 40 (Gafford 12), Florida 27 (Koulechov 6). Assists_Arkansas 8 (Macon, Beard 3), Florida 13 (Chiozza 6). Total Fouls_Arkansas 16, Florida 21. A_14,596 (21,000).St. Louis bluesFloridas Kevarrius Hayes heads to the basket as Arkansas Jaylen Barford (0), Anton Beard (31) and Daniel Gafford (10) defend during the “ rst half Friday in the quarter“ nals of the Southeastern Conference tournament, in St. Louis. [JEFF ROBERSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Arkansas bounces No. 23 Florida from SEC tourneyWe were coming o the best stretch of performances that we put together all year and tonight we took a step backward. Weve got to nd a way to get home and regroup and nd our mojo, get back to where we were playing our last three games.ŽFlorida coach Mike White The Associated PressMIAMI „ James Johnson scored 20 points, Wayne Ellington added 17 and the Miami Heat ran away in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 129-102 on Saturday night.Tyler Johnson, Josh Rich-ardson, Rodney McGruder and Kelly Olynyk all scored 13 for the Heat, who never trailed and outscored Washington 43-28 in the third. That was Miamis highest-scoring quarter in a regular-season contest since Oct. 30, 2013 „ 394 games ago.Dwyane Wade got the 8,000th field goal of his career in the first half, but left less than a minute into the fourth quar-ter with what was diagnosed as a mild left hamstring strain. The Heat have a six-hour flight to Portland on Sunday, in advance of a game there Monday.Jodie Meeks scored 23 for the Wizards, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. Bradley Beal scored 14 for Wash-ington, which was outscored 76-42 in the paint „ even on a night where Heat center Hassan Whiteside couldnt play because of hip pain and his replacement, Bam Adebayo, was limited with foul trouble.Washington was within 46-44 with 3:51 left in the second quarter, and from there it was all Heat. Over the next 16 minutes, Miami outscored the Wizards 71-35. It was Miamis 11th consecu-tive game scoring at least 100 points, tying the third-longest such streak in team history.Miami (36-31) carved out a split of the four-game season series with Washington, plus got within two games of the Wizards (38-29) in the Eastern Conference playoff race. A loss on Saturday and the Heat chances of catching the Wizards would have taken a serious hit „ since they would have been four games down and with no hope of winning a tiebreaker.HORNETS 122, SUNS 115: Dwight Howard had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Nic Batum ” irted with a triple-double as Charlotte held on to beat Phoenix 122-115. Batum added 29 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists and Marvin Williams chipped in with 16 points as the Hornets wrapped up a three-game homestand. It was Howards second straight 30-point game for the Hornets and it marked his 18th game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds, eighthmost in the NBA. Daniels had 17 points and Bender had 16 for the Suns (19-49), who have lost 11 of their last 12.Balanced Heat torch Wizards at home The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. „ Devonte Graham ripped off the shooting sleeve he was wearing and tossed it into the crowd, then took the two-time Big 12 defensive player of the year baseline for a pullup jumper. Talk about unflappable. Unstoppable, too.The leagues player of the year finished with 18 points and 13 assists, most of them during the decisive second half, and Graham led ninthranked Kansas to an 81-70 victory over Jevon Carter and No. 18 West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament championship game Saturday night.Malik Newman added 20 points on his way to tournament MVP, and freshman Silvio De Sousa had 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting in place of injured big man Udoka Azubuike, lifting the Jayhawks (27-7) to their 11th tournament title and a likely No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.It was the second time in three years theyve beaten West Virginia (24-10) for the championship.We just locked on and starting plays and kept competing, and it was just fun. It was fun to be out there,Ž Graham said with a smile. It helped that we were able to make shots.ŽModest understatement there. The Jayhawks shot 72 percent from the field in the second half, and 56 percent for the game, while going 15 of 27 from beyond the 3-point arc.They have a lot of guys who can make shots,Ž West Vir-ginia coach Bob Huggins said. Lets be honest, all of those guys out there, if theyre not McDonalds All-Americans its because theyre from another country. They have good players and their guy can coach, you know?ŽDaxter Miles Jr. hit five 3s and had 25 points to lead West Virginia, which has lost the last three Big 12 title games. Sagaba Konate added 18 points while Carter, the best defender in the league, finished with 17 points and nine assists.West Virginia still has not won a postseason league tournament since the Big East in 2010.They just did a real good job of knocking down shots,Ž Carter said. Seemed like every shot they put up, it went in. When we went cold, they kept hitting.ŽNo. 2 VILLANOVA 76, PROVIDENCE 66, OT: Mikal Bridges scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 2 Villanova to a 76-66 win over Providence in the Big East Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Wildcats (30-4) won their second straight Big East Tournament and third in four years (losing in the 2016 “ nal). They put the bow on a fantastic season that should have them earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Villanova had rolled to a pair of dominant victories in the tourney and held off a pesky Providence team that played its third straight overtime game. No. 8 CINCINNATI 70, MEMPHIS 60: Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and Gary Clark had 17 points and 12 rebounds to help Cincinnati rally from a 13-point halftime de“ cit against Memphis, a day after the Bearcats overcame a six-point secondhalf de“ cit to beat SMU in the quarter“ nals. Kyle Washington added 11 for the Bearcats, who advanced to play the winner of the Houston-Wichita State game later Saturday. Jamal Johnson led Memphis with 17 points, but he didnt score in the second half, when the Tigers wilted under intense defensive pressure from Cincinnati. No. 21 HOUSTON 77, No. 11 WICHITA STATE 74: Rob Gray had a key steal and scored 33 points, including two free throws with 5 seconds remaining, as No. 21 Houston held off Wichita State 77-74 in an American Athletic Conference Tournament semi“ nal on Saturday. Corey Davis Jr. scored 19 points for the Cougars (26-6), who advanced to play No. 8 Cincinnati in the championship game. Landry Shamet led Wichita State (25-7) with 19 points while Shaquille Morris had 12, including 10 in the “ nal seven minutes to keep the game close.Kansas rolls past West Virginia for Big 12 tourney title


** C4 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News Herald 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 6 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 6 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 12:20 p.m., Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Gulfstream 11 a.m., Santa Anita 2:30 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 6 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. PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times CentralEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 48 17 .738 „ x-Boston 46 20 .697 2 Philadelphia 35 29 .547 12 New York 24 42 .364 24 Brooklyn 21 45 .318 27 Southeast Division W L PCT. GB Washington 38 29 .567 „ Miami 36 31 .537 2 Charlotte 29 38 .433 9 Orlando 20 46 .303 17 Atlanta 20 46 .303 17 Central Division W L PCT. GB Cleveland 38 27 .585 „ Indiana 38 28 .576 Milwaukee 35 31 .530 3 Detroit 30 36 .455 8 Chicago 22 43 .338 16 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L PCT. GB Houston 51 14 .785 „ New Orleans 38 27 .585 13 San Antonio 37 29 .561 14 Dallas 21 45 .318 30 Memphis 18 48 .273 33 Northwest Division W L PCT. GB Portland 40 26 .606 „ Oklahoma City 39 29 .574 2 Minnesota 38 29 .567 2 Denver 36 30 .545 4 Utah 36 30 .545 4 Paci“ c Division W L PCT. GBGolden State 51 15 .773 „ L.A. Clippers 35 29 .547 15 L.A. Lakers 29 36 .446 21 Sacramento 21 45 .318 30 Phoenix 19 49 .279 33 x-clinched playoff berthFridays GamesIndiana 112, Atlanta 87 Detroit 99, Chicago 83 Toronto 108, Houston 105 Washington 116, New Orleans 97 Milwaukee 120, New York 112 Utah 95, Memphis 78 Denver 125, L.A. Lakers 116 Sacramento 94, Orlando 88 Portland 125, Golden State 108 L.A. Clippers 116, Cleveland 102Saturdays GamesCharlotte 122, Phoenix 115 Miami 129, Washington 102 Dallas 114, Memphis 80 Oklahoma City 104, San Antonio 94 Orlando at L.A. Clippers, lateTodays GamesToronto at New York, 12 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 3 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 4 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 6 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.Mondays GamesMilwaukee at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Miami at Portland, 9:30 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays Games No. 1 Virginia 64, No. 19 Clemson 58 No. 2 Villanova 87, Butler 68 Providence 75, No. 3 Xavier 72, OT No. 12 North Carolina 74, No. 5 Duke 69 No. 8 Cincinnati 61, SMU 51 No. 9 Kansas 83, Kansas State 67 No. 11 Wichita State 89, Temple 81 No. 13 Tennessee 62, Mississippi State 59 No. 18 West Virginia 66, No. 14 Texas Tech 63 No. 15 Arizona 78, UCLA 67, OT Alabama 81, No. 16 Auburn 63 No. 21 Houston 84, UCF 56 San Diego State 90, No. 22 Nevada 73 Arkansas 80, No. 23 Florida 72 No. 25 Rhode Island 76, VCU 67Saturdays GamesNo. 1 Virginia 71, No. 12 North Carolina 63 No. 2 Villanova 76, Providence 66, OT No. 8 Cincinnati 70, Memphis 60 No. 9 Kansas 81, No. 18 West Virginia 70 No. 21 Houston 77, No. 11 Wichita State 74 No. 13 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66 No. 15 Arizona vs. Southern California, late No. 25 Rhode Island 90, Saint Josephs 87Todays GamesNo. 8 Cincinnati vs. Houston, 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee vs. Kentucky, 1 p.m. No. 25 Rhode Island vs. Davidson, 1 p.m.CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTSAMERICA EAST CONFERENCE Championship SaturdayUMBC 65, Vermont 62AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. Quarter“ nals FridayCincinnati 61, SMU 51 Memphis 67, Tulsa 64 Wichita State 89, Temple 81 Houston 84, UCF 56Semi“ nals SaturdayCincinnati 70, Memphis 60 Houston 77, Wichita State 74Championship TodayCincinnati vs. Houston, 2:30 p.m.ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE At The Barclays Center, New York Semi“ nals FridayVirginia 64, Clemson 58 North Carolina 74, Duke 69Championship SaturdayVirginia 71, North Carolina 63ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE Championship March 4Lipscomb 108, Florida Gulf Coast 96ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE At Capitol One Arena, Washington Quarter“ nals FridayRhode Island 76, VCU 67 Saint Josephs 68, George Mason 49 St. Bonaventure 83, Richmond 77 Davidson 78, Saint Louis 60Semi“ nals SaturdayRhode Island 90, Saint Josephs 87 Davidson 82, St. Bonaventure 70Championship TodayRhode Island vs. Davidson, 12 p.m.BIG EAST CONFERENCE At Madison Square Garden, New York Semi“ nals FridayProvidence 75, Xavier 72, OT Villanova 87, Butler 68Championship SaturdayVillanova 76, Providence 66, OTBIG SKY CONFERENCE At The Reno Events Center, Reno, Nev. Semi“ nals FridayMontana 91, Northern Colorado 89, OT Eastern Washington 82, Southern Utah 70Championship SaturdayMontana 82, Eastern Washington 65BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Championship March 4Radford 55, Liberty 52BIG TEN CONFERENCE Championship March 4Michigan 75, Purdue 66BIG 12 CONFERENCE At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Semi“ nals FridayKansas 83, Kansas State 67 West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 63Championship SaturdayKansas 81, West Virginia 70BIG WEST CONFERENCE At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Semi“ nals FridayCal State Fullerton 55, UC Davis 52 UC Irvine 61, UC Santa Barbara 58Championship SaturdayCal State Fullerton vs. UC Irvine, lateCOLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Championship March 6College of Charleston 83, Northeastern 76, OTCONFERENCE USA At The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas Semi“ nals FridayMarshall 85, Southern Miss. 75 Western Kentucky 57, Old Dominion 49Championship SaturdayMarshall 67, Western Kentucky 66HORIZON LEAGUE Championship March 6Wright St. 74, Cleveland State 57IVY LEAGUE At The Palestra, Philadelphia First Round SaturdayHarvard 74, Cornell 55 Pennsylvania 80, Yale 57Championship TodayHarvard vs. Pennsylvania, noonMETRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Championship March 5Iona 83, Fair“ eld 71MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Semi“ nals FridayBuffalo 78, Kent State 61 Toledo 64, Eastern Michigan 63Championship SaturdayBuffalo 76, Toledo 66MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va. Semi“ nals FridayHampton 96, N.C. A&T 86 N.C. Central 79, Morgan State 70Championship SaturdayN.C. Central 71, Hampton 63MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Championship March 4Loyola of Chicago 65, Illinois State 49MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridaySan Diego State 90, Nevada 73 New Mexico 83, Utah State 68Championship SaturdaySan Diego State 82, New Mexico 75NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Championship March 6LIU Brooklyn 71, Wagner 61OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Championship March 3Murray State 68, Belmont 51PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE At T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridayArizona 78, UCLA 67, OT Southern Cal 74, Oregon 54Championship SaturdayArizona vs. Southern California, latePATRIOT LEAGUE Championship March 7Bucknell 83, Colgate 54SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE At Scottrade Center, St. Louis Quarter“ nals FridayAlabama 81, Auburn 63 Kentucky 62, Georgia 49 Tennessee 62, Mississippi State 59 Arkansas 80, Florida 72Semi“ nals SaturdayKentucky 86, Alabama 63 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66Championship TodayKentucky vs. Tennessee, 12 p.m.SOUTHERN CONFERENCE Championship March 5UNC-Greensboro 62, ETSU 47SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE At Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Semi“ nals FridaySoutheastern La. 89, Sam Houston State 79 Stephen F. Austin 78, Nicholls 66Championship SaturdayStephen F. Austin 59, Southeastern Louisiana 55SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At The Delmar Center, Houston Semi“ nals FridayArkansas-Pine Bluff 71, Southern 65 Texas Southern 88, Prairie View A&M 74Championship SaturdayTexas Southern 84, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67SUMMIT LEAGUE At PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Championship March 6South Dakota State 97, South Dakota 87SUN BELT CONFERENCE At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans Quarter“ nals FridayLouisiana-Lafayette 80, Texas State 54 Texas-Arlington 84, Appalachian State 68 Georgia State 73, Troy 51 Georgia Southern 63, Louisiana-Monroe 55Semi“ nals SaturdayTexas-Arlington 71, Louisiana-Lafayette 68 Georgia State 73, Georgia Southern 67Championship TodayTexas-Arlington vs. Georgia State, 1 p.m.WEST COAST CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Championship March 6Gonzaga 74, BYU 54WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Semi“ nals FridayGrand Canyon 75, Utah Valley 60 New Mexico State 84, Seattle 79Championship SaturdayGrand Canyon vs. New Mexico State, lateWOMENS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEFridays GamesNo games scheduledSaturdays GamesNo games scheduledTodays GamesNo games scheduled ODDS PREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at New York -9 218 Toronto at Minnesota -5 225 Golden State at New Orleans 4 211 Utah at Denver Off Off Sacramento at Dallas 12 214 Houston at Boston 6 208 Indiana at Brooklyn 6 217 Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers 2 228 ClevelandCOLLEGE BASKETBALL TodayFAVORITE OPEN UNDERDOG Pennsylvania -1 Harvard Georgia St Pk Texas ArlingtonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Boston Off at Chicago Off at Calgary -170 N.Y. Islanders+158 at Pittsburgh -152 Dallas +142 at Arizona Off at Vancouver Off Updated odds available at TRANSACTIONS BASEBALLMLB „ Suspended Kansas City Royals OF Jorge Bonifacio for 80 games suspension without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseballs Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueKANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Signed 3B Mike Moustakas to a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned RHP Domingo Acevedo to Trenton (EL). Reassigned RHP Brian Keller to their minor league camp.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned RHP Zach Jemiola to Albuquerque (PCL), and RHP Jesus Tinoco, C Chris Rabago and OF Yonathan Daza to Hartford (EL). Reassigned RHP Peter Lambert, C Dom Nunez and OF Sam Hilliard to their minor league camp. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Agrred to terms with RHPs Miguel Diaz, Dinelson Lamet, Walker Lockett, Phil Maton, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Perdomo, Colin Rea, Rowan Wick, LHPs Buddy Baumann, Jos Castillo, Kyle McGrath, Matt Strahm, Jose Torres, Brad Wieck, INFs Carlos Asuaje, Allen Crdoba, Javy Guerra, Christian Villanueva, OFs Franchy Cordero, Alex Dickerson, Travis Jan kowski, Manuel Margot, Jose Pirela, Hunter Renfroe and Cs Austin Hedges and Luis Torrens.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueATLANTA FALCONS „ Signed CB Blidi WrehWilson to a one-year contract extension. DETROIT LIONS „ Re-signed DE Kerry Hyder and LS Don Muhlbach. NEW YORK GIANTS „ Released P Brad Wing.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Recalled F John Hayden from Rockford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL).American Hockey LeagueSAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE „ Recalled D Nolan De Jong from Colorado (ECHL).ECHLECHL „ Suspended ECHL Colorados Jesse Mychan inde“ nitely and “ ned him an undisclosed amount for a slew-footing infraction in a March 9 game at Rapid City.COLLEGESGEORGIA „ Fired mens basketball coach Mark Fox. UCONN „ Fired mens basketball coach Kevin Ollie. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 69 48 17 4 100 253 191 Boston 66 43 15 8 94 225 169 Toronto 69 40 22 7 87 228 197 Florida 66 34 25 7 75 202 207 Detroit 68 26 31 11 63 177 206 Montreal 68 25 31 12 62 173 214 Ottawa 67 23 33 11 57 181 233 Buffalo 69 22 35 12 56 165 224Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 68 38 23 7 83 206 200 Pittsburgh 69 39 26 4 82 226 210 Philadelphia 69 35 23 11 81 203 202 New Jersey 69 35 26 8 78 204 208 Columbus 69 36 28 5 77 188 193 Carolina 68 30 27 11 71 181 206 N.Y. Islanders 68 29 29 10 68 217 243 N.Y. Rangers 69 30 32 7 67 195 221WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 68 44 14 10 98 222 173 Winnipeg 68 41 18 9 91 227 179 Minnesota 68 39 22 7 85 215 194 Dallas 68 38 24 6 82 197 177 Colorado 68 36 24 8 80 215 202 St. Louis 68 36 27 5 77 187 180 Chicago 69 29 32 8 66 196 206Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 68 44 19 5 93 232 185 San Jose 68 36 23 9 81 198 186 Anaheim 69 34 23 12 80 193 189 Los Angeles 68 37 26 5 79 197 173 Calgary 69 34 25 10 78 195 201 Edmonton 67 29 34 4 62 189 220 Vancouver 68 25 34 9 59 183 224 Arizona 67 21 35 11 53 162 219 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 GamesColumbus 3, Detroit 2 Calgary 2, Ottawa 1 Dallas 2, Anaheim 1 Minnesota 5, Vancouver 2Saturdays GamesPhiladelphia 2, Winnipeg 1 Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 2, SO Vegas 2, Buffalo 1, SO Boston 7, Chicago 4 Colorado 5, Arizona 2 Washington 2, San Jose 0 St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 2 Florida 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 2 New Jersey 3, Nashville 2, SO Minnesota at Edmonton, lateTodays GamesBoston at Chicago, 12:30 a.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 6 p.m. Dallas at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Arizona, 8 p.m.Mondays GamesVegas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 6 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 6 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. AUTO RACING NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPTICKET GUARDIAN 500 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for todays race at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. (Car number in parentheses) 1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 136.945 mph. 2. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 136.643. 3. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 136.126. 4. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 136.080. 5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 135.947. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 135.900. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 135.870. 8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 135.864. 9. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 135.829. 10. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 135.522. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 134.791. 12. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 134.776. 13. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 135.262. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 135.181. 15. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 135.074. 16. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 135.014. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 135.008. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 134.998. 19. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 134.700. 20. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 134.283. 21. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 134.238. 22. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 134.078. 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 133.764. 24. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 133.566. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 133.274. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 133.215. 27. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 133.052. 28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 133.013. 29. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 132.920. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 132.597. 31. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 131.844. 32. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 130.709. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 130.378. 34. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 129.697. 35. (51) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 128.889. 36. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 128.553. 37. (00) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYDC SOLAR 200Saturday at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz.(Starting position in parentheses)1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200. 2. (1) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200. 3. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200. 4. (4) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200. 5. (6) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200. 6. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200. 7. (9) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 200. 8. (3) Cole Custer, Ford, 200. 9. (24) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 199. 10. (40) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 199. 11. (10) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 199. 12. (17) Kaz Grala, Ford, 199. 13. (14) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 199. 14. (12) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 199. 15. (7) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 199. 16. (13) Austin Cindric, Ford, 199. 17. (15) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 199. 18. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199. 19. (18) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 199. 20. (21) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198. 21. (16) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 198. 22. (22) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 198. 23. (20) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 198. 24. (19) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 197. 25. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 197. 26. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 196. 27. (27) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 195. 28. (31) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 195. 29. (28) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 194. 30. (34) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 194. 31. (32) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, 193. 32. (39) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 193. 33. (33) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 192. 34. (38) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 190. 35. (37) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 185. 36. (36) Chad Finchum, Toyota, Engine, 104. 37. (29) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Brakes, 56. 38. (35) Matt Mills, Chevrolet, Accident, 54. 39. (30) David Starr, Chevrolet, Engine, 24. 40. (25) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Brakes, 18.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 103.019 mph. Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 56 Mins, 29 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.530 Seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 10 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: J. Allgaier 1-10; B. Keselowski 11-33; J. Allgaier 34-49; T. Reddick 50-53; K. Busch 54-92; J. Allgaier 93-142; B. Keselowski 143-163; C. Bell 164-168; T. Reddick 169-170; K. Grala 171-178; B. Keselowski 179-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J. Allgaier 3 times for 76 laps; B. Keselowski 3 times for 66 laps; K. Busch 1 time for 39 laps; K. Grala 1 time for 8 laps; T. Reddick 2 times for 6 laps; C. Bell 1 time for 5 laps. GOLF PGA TOURVALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla. Purse: $6.5 million. Yardage: 7,340; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundCorey Conners 67-69-68„204 Justin Rose 70-69-66„205 Brandt Snedeker 70-68-67„205 Tiger Woods 70-68-67„205 Sam Burns 71-69-67„207 Patrick Reed 71-69-67„207 Rory Sabbatini 70-71-67„208 Tyrone Van Aswegen 75-65-68„208 Ryan Palmer 72-66-70„208 Kelly Kraft 68-70-70„208 Adam Scott 70-73-66„209 Russell Knox 69-74-66„209 Branden Grace 73-68-68„209 Trey Mullinax 72-68-69„209 Louis Oosthuizen 71-69-69„209 Webb Simpson 71-68-70„209 Paul Casey 70-68-71„209 Scott Stallings 72-73-65„210 William McGirt 71-70-69„210 Luke List 70-71-69„210 Zach Johnson 73-68-69„210 Blayne Barber 70-70-70„210 Bob Estes 70-70-70„210 Sean OHair 71-68-71„210 Sergio Garcia 70-72-69„211 Steve Stricker 70-71-70„211 Jason Kokrak 72-67-72„211 Abraham Ancer 72-73-67„212 J.B. Holmes 71-74-67„212 T.J. 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** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 C5By Beth HarrisThe Associated PressARCADIA, Calif. „ olt dOro won the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes after even-money favorite McKinzie was disqualified for interference in heavy drizzle at Santa Anita on Saturday.Bolt dOro and McKinzie hooked up through the stretch, with McKinzie poking his head in front at the wire.But a stewards inquiry was posted immediately. Bolt dOros jockey, Javier Castel-lano, lodged an objection, too.Video replays showed McK-inzie, on the inside under Mike Smith, bumping Bold dOro on the outside into the stretch and then lugging in in deep stretch.McKinzie keep coming out, keep coming out. He bump it, bump it, bump it. A light bump, but still he intimidated my horse,Ž said Castellano, who was on Bolt dOro in a race for the first time.The three stewards were unanimous in their ruling on the DQ and placed McKinzie second.I am shocked, after the way he hit us in the top of the stretch,Ž said Bob Baffert, who trains McKinzie. Javier, he should have been a lawyer. I dont know what theyre look-ing at, but apparently he talked them into it. Thats why they should never talk to the jockey and just watch it themselves.ŽDarrel McHargue, chief steward of the California Horse Racing Board, said video of the first bump at the top of the stretch was inconclusive as to which horse initiated the contact. He said the second bump inside the sixteenth pole was clear and showed McKinzie drifting out under Smiths left-handed whip and shifting Bolt dOro out of his path, which cost him a better placement. Smith disagreed.I was just trying to ride my own race and he was on top of me,Ž the Hall of Fame jockey said. At the quarter pole, after the quarter pole and through the lane he hit me and turned me out. I mean, hes got the whole racetrack and hes on top of me on the fence. I didnt feel that I did anything.ŽBaffert and McKinzies connections were already in the winners circle when they had to wait out the inquiry that lasted at least 10 minutes. When McKinzie was DQd, they cleared out and Bolt dOros own er-trainer Mick Ruis and his group moved in to begin a soggy celebration.I wasnt even thinking about the inquiry the whole time,Ž Ruis said. I was just so proud of Bolt, and if he got moved up, he did. This wasnt the race we were really point-ing for. We want to go to the Santa Anita Derby, but get-ting moved up is awesome.ŽBolt dOro earned 50 points in the system used by Churchill Downs to determine the 20-horse field for the Kentucky Derby. That moves the colt to the top of the standings with a total of 64 points. McKinzie earned 20 points and is sixth with 40 points.The winner ran 1 ‡ miles in 1:42.71.Sent off at 6-5 odds, Bolt dOro paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20. The colts only loss came in the Breeders Cup Juvenile last year at Del Mar.McKinzie returned $2.40 and $2.10 in his first loss, while Kanthaka was another 6 lengths back in third and paid $2.60 to show.Peace was fourth, followed by Ayacara, Aquila and Lombo.Bolt dOro and McKinzie were expected to renew their budding rivalry in the Santa Anita Derby on April 7.Bolt dOro wins San Felipe after McKinzie disquali edThe Associated PressSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. „ With two weeks left of spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks are grappling with a pair of sig-nificant unresolved issues.One, who is the closer? Two, how to sort out the crowd at middle infield?There still is plenty of time to work things out, manager Torey Lovullo said.I feel like its still a little bit too early,Ž he said, but everybody is paying a lot of attention to some very key spots and you hit on a couple of them.ŽThe closer competition a three-way competition with Archie Bradley, Brad Boxberger and Yoshihisa Hirano. Bradley, the bearded fan favorite, was one of the games best setup men last season with a 1.73 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 73 innings pitched. Boxberger had an AL-leading 41 saves in 2015 but battled injuries the past two seasons. Hirano arrived from Japan a 33-year-old seasoned closer.Bradley insists he doesnt want the job.Really not at all, and not in a bad way. Im not scared of it,Ž he said. I just want to win. I found so much fun and success in my role last year that it kind of taught me whatever the situation is, lets just roll with it. I dont need the title save to feel accomplished. I just want to win ballgames.ŽBut, of course, Bradley will willingly accept the job.The role is kind of up in the air,Ž he said. Theres a lot that has to play out on both sides. Guys have to stay healthy, guys have to continue to throw the ball well and hopefully that last week well be able to kind of slide stuff in place and really set up how were going to pitch for the season.ŽBradley threw two shut-out innings and got the win Friday against the Royals. The team has indicated a desire to have him throw more than one inning.Lovullo likes the open competition.I think its that type of competitive atmosphere that were watching these guys operate in every single day and theyve been suc-cessful,Ž Lovullo said. Theyre all throwing the ball well. Were doing our jobs offensively and defen-sively. That creates some tough conversations for the staff to have.ŽA vacancy opened at second base, and backup at third, when Arizona sent Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees in a threetame trade that brought outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Tampa.Daniel Descalso played second frequently, especially late last season, and can play any other spot, too. Chris Owings, like Descalso, is being counted on as a do-everything util-ity infield player. So that could mean regular stints at second base for Ketel Marte to allow slick-fielding Nick Ahmed to play shortstop. You see C.O (Owings) and myself bounce around a little bit,Ž Descalso said. Ketels playing some second. Obviously, Nick is as good a shortstop as there is in the big leagues. So its probably nice for the man-ager to be able to plug guys in different spots.ŽMarte had a strong season filling in for the injured Ahmed and Owings at shortstop last season and said he has no problem moving to second. He was at shortstop on Saturday but said he had started three other games at second.Shortstop, Marte said, is the hardest position on the field. If you can play shortstop, youre going to be good anywhere.ŽOn Friday, Lovullo had Descalso in place of Jake Lamb at third, Ahmed at shortstop and Owings at second.The crowd up the middle is a plus, not a minus, Lovullo said. I feel like we have a very, very deep team that is show-ing up every single day,Ž the manager said. Were going to have some tough decisions to make down the road. We know that.ŽD-backs face decisions at closer, middle in eldOn the day the Kansas City Royals welcomed back Mike Moustakas, they found out Jorge Bonifacio will miss half the season.Bonifacio was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Saturday after testing positive for a perfor-mance-enhancing substance.The outfielder was banned after a positive test for Bold-enone. The ban will begin on opening day."It really kind of made me sick to my stomach,Ž Royals manager Ned Yost said. The 24-year-old Bonifacio made his major league debut last season, hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs in 113 games.Bonifacios suspension cleared a roster spot for Moustakas, who re-signed with the Royals this week after becoming a free agent last fall.Moustakas set a Royals record with 38 home runs last season, then rejected a $17.4 million offer from the team. But the third baseman never received the multiyear, mega-million dollar contract he and his agent Scott Boras anticipated.The Royals signed Mousta-kas to a one-year $6.5 million contract with a mutual option for 2019. He can make another $2.2 million in incen-tives this year based on plate appearances. ASTROS 2, NATIONALS 2, 9 INNINGSHouston starter Dallas Keuchel allowed one hit in 3 ‡ innings, striking out five. Jose Altuve went 0 for 3 but stole his first base. Washing-ton managed only two hits „ singles by Bryce Harper and Ryan Raburn „ until the ninth. Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy moved along in his recovery from offseason knee surgery, taking batting practice on the field for the first time this spring. YANKEES 10, METS 3Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of the spring „ a two-run drive off Mets starter Matt Harvey „ and Aaron Judge doubled, singled and scored twice. Harvey gave up five runs on six hits and a walk, pitching 4 ‡ innings. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a scoreless inning and setup man Dellin Betances allowed one run on two hits in an inning. Jose Reyes had two hits and stole two bases for the Mets, while Tim Tebow struck out twice in a 0-for-3 day and saw his average drop to .071. BRAVES 15, PIRATES (SS) 1Atlanta top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. had two hits to raise his average to .433, walked and scored a run while Dansby Swanson homered for the second time. Starter Mike Foltynewicz pitched four shutout innings. Jordy Mercer hit his first home run for Pittsburghs split squad. Starter Trevor Williams gave up three runs in four innings. Felipe Rivero pitched the fifth and allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. MARLINS 7, CARDINALS 3Starlin Castro hit his first home run for Miami. Michael Wacha started for St. Louis, pitching four innings and allowing four runs on six hits and a walk. Projected starter Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the final three innings for the Marlins, allowing one run on two hits and a walk. RAYS 5, PHILLIES 3Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez threw four score-less innings and Odubel Herrera got two hits for the second straight day. Nathan Eovaldi started for Tampa Bay, pitching three innings and allowing one run on four hits. David Olmedo-Barrera homered twice for the Rays. ORIOLES 13, PIRATES (SS) 5Manny Machado and Trey Mancini homered for the third time each and Jonathan Schoop added his second for Baltimore. Colby Rasmus had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice. Chad Kuhl was knocked around in a start for Pittsburghs split squad, pitching 2 ‡ innings and allowing eight runs on seven hits and three walks. Starling Marte had two hits, including an RBI triple, to raise his average to .526. BLUE JAYS 6, TIGERS 3Curtis Granderson hit his fourth home run and tripled for the second time this spring for Toronto. Teoscar Hernandez capped a fiverun first inning with a grand slam off Detroit starter Mike Fiers. Jaime Garcia started for the Blue Jays, pitching three scoreless innings and striking out two. Miguel Cabrera dou-bled and walked for Detroit. RED SOX-TWINS, PPD.Brian Dozier singled and scored, then hit a two-run homer during Minnesotas nine-run first inning against Boston in a game that started late before being rained out. GIANTS (SS) 9, ANGELS (SS) 8Mike Trout homered, doubled and singled for Los Angeles, driving in two runs and scoring twice. Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun both added two-run singles the Angels split-squad team. Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs for a second straight day for San Franciscos split squad.Moustakas rejoins KC, Bonifacio suspendedColorado Rockies Brendan Rodgers misses a play on a base hit by Milwaukee Brewers Lorenzo Cain during the “ rst inning Saturday in Phoenix. [MATT YORK/AP] Arizona Diamondbacks A.J. Pollock (11) is greeted by bench coach Jerry Narron (12) after scoring on a sacri“ ce ” y during the “ rst inning of a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday in Phoenix. [MATT YORK/AP]


** C6 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News Herald SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFSAN DIEGOEnberg remembered for long career, catchphraseScreenwriter Bobby Herbeck was watching the Golf Channel recently when some highlights from some late 1990s broadcasts came on, including a few punctuated by the trademark catchphrase of his pal Dick Enberg „ Oh, my!ŽHes not gone. Hes still here,Ž Herbeck told the crowd at a celebration of life service Saturday for Enberg, who died of a heart attack on Dec. 21 at 82. Thats the beauty of this. Olympics, baseball, Super Bowls, you name it, he did it.ŽEnberg was fondly remembered by former broadcasting partners, athletes and friends on a drizzly morning at Petco Park, the downtown home of the San Diego Padres. Enberg spent the last seven years of his long, decorated career as the TV voice of the Padres from 2010-16.He was a true sports icon,Ž Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler said from the stage near second base. My view of Dick was he was truly a man for all seasons, figuratively and literally. He did all sports. Dick was known as a world-class sports broadcaster. He was in a class by him-self. I followed him all the time. I didnt care what he was doing.ŽDENVEREx-Colorado gov., Boston activist back Olympic voteThe former Colorado governor behind Denvers historic snubbing of the Olympics and the man who spearheaded the effort to stop Boston from hosting the Olym-pics think Colorado voters should be able to weigh in on whether Denver should host the Winter Games. Speaking at a commu-nity forum on Denvers consideration of a possi-ble 2030 bid on Saturday, former Gov. Dick Lamm said democracies make up their minds by voting and said lawmakers should put a referendum on the ballot this fall.Lets vote,Ž Lamm, part of a newly formed Olympic opposition group, told the crowd of about 200.No Boston Olympics co-chair Chris Dempsey also said Colorado voters should have a referendum, adding the International Olympic Committee hates them.ŽCOLUMBIA, MO.Missouri player arrested on suspicion of DWIMissouri forward Jordan Barnett has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.The Missouri University Police Department says Barnett was arrested early Saturday. The report indicated Barnett failed to drive within a single lane.School spokesman Patrick Crawford says the athletic department is aware of the arrest but has made no comment.Missouri (20-12) is expected to be selected for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Associated PressBy Pat Eaton-RobbThe Associated PressThe combination was too much for UConn: an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season.All of which left coach Kevin Ollie out of a job. He was fired Saturday four years after leading the Huskies to the NCAA title.The university said in a statement it has initiated disciplinary proceduresŽ and is dismissing him for just cause.Ž The school says it would have no further com-ment until its disciplinary process and the NCAA inquiry are complete. The scope of the investigation is not clear. Our goal, above all, is to ensure we have a program that UConn Nation can be proud of, including our students, alumni, fans and all our committed supporters,Ž said Susan Herbst, the university president.Athletic director David Benedict said it was unfortunate that this decision became necessary.Ž He added that the team must be held to the highest standardsŽ and a search for a new coach begins immediately.Ollie was in the second year of a five-year deal valued at $17.9 million that was signed amid reports he was a candidate for several NBA jobs. He is not owed the remainder of his contract if fired for just cause, which includes serious NCAA violations. Ollie spent six seasons at UConn and was an assistant under Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun on the 2011 NCAA title team. The team went 14-18 this season, including 7-11 in the American Athletic Conference. Ollies career record at UConn is 127-79.He played point guard for Calhoun from 1991-95 and played 13 seasons in the NBA before joining the UConn staff in 2010. He was his former coachs hand-picked successor. Ollie guided the team to a 20-win season in his first year as coach, even though the program had been declared academically ineligible for postseason play. UConn was a seventh seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. It made an improbable six-game run, culminating with a 60-54 in over Kentucky in the national championship game. The Huskies went 20-15 the following season, losing in the NIT and bounced back with a 25-11 season in 2015-16, losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. UConn res Ollie with school under NCAA inquiryIn this Feb. 13 photo, womens halfpipe gold medalist Chloe Kim poses during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Pyeo ngchang, South Korea. The 17-year-old admits she never realized what a big deal her victory would be. [MORRY GASH/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] A er Olympic win, Chloe Kim puts fame, fun in perspectiveBy Eddie PellsThe Associated PressVAIL, Colo. „ In between the dozens of media appearances that have suddenly become her new day job, Chloe Kim slipped away from the lunch table, disappeared into the restroom, pulled the gold medal out of her bag ... and just sat there and stared at it.My parents were like, Why did it take you so long?Ž Kim said. I said, Just looking at it. I was thinking about what this means to me and letting it sink in.ŽThree weeks since the 17-year-old transformed her-self from a mere snowboarding sensation into a full-fledged celebrity, Kim concedes she never realized what a big deal her victory would be.Shes just as in touch with the idea that shes not really sure what to make of it yet, either.I dont think youre supposed to know how to feel,Ž she said in the lead-up to the Burton U.S. Open, where, on Saturday, shell go for one of the most prestigious halfpipe titles this side of the Olympics. Its something Id been work-ing on for so long that when it happened, it was, What do I do now? What am I supposed to do with my life now?ŽIn that respect, shes not unlike the 100-or-so champions who emerge from the Winter Olympics every four years „ niche-sports stars who suddenly find themselves with mainstream cred.But Kims backstory „ her folks were born and raised in South Korea, which just happened to be hosting the Olympics „ to say nothing of her once-in-a-generation talent and her made-for-Ins-tagram personality transcends beyond that of the typical gold medalist.Its why, since her goldmedal run in Pyeongchang, she has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, been on set with Jimmy Fallon and James Corden, and had her face splashed on the front of a Corn Flakes box. Its why, within the last six days, shes received a shout-out from Frances McDormand during the best actress acceptance speech at the Oscars, and also had a Barbie doll fashioned after her as part of a line of Inspiring WomenŽ that also includes Amelia Earhart.Really rad,Ž Kim said, before revealing this awkward truth about herself and Barbie dolls. I personally didnt play with dolls much. I was more into doll animals. I had a giant (stuffed) horse in my room. But I always walked by them in the store and thought they were super cool.ŽWith that disarming blend of authenticity and charm, its no wonder the sponsors are as drawn to her as her fans.Since she left South Korea, Kims following on Instagram „ and, yes, she keeps track „ has doubled once again, to 753,000 and counting. Mean-while, going out on the street, or going out to eat, has become more of a challenge.I can still go to a restaurant, you just turn a lot more heads,Ž Kim says. But I hate it when people watch me eat. I literally eat like a lizard.ŽKim got into snowboarding because she loved snowboard-ing. Becoming famous was not part of that plan, and she says theres a downside to it, as well.Over the past month, she has been hounded by paparazzi: TMZ was outside my hotel. I wasnt expecting it at all,Ž she said. And she has seen the less-than-inspiring messages from people who question her American-ness because of her Asian heritage.It hurt to hear that,Ž she said. At the same time, it feels good to represent Asian Americans who deal with that and its good to see the true fans who defend me and say, She won a medal for America. Would you rather she did it for Korea?ŽIn the lead-up to the Olympics, Kim came off, at least publicly, as much more scripted than she is now „ not all that unexpected given her age and the journey she was embarking on. Something changed, beginning with her engaging, hilarious news con-ference after the gold medal, in which she called out her dad for his seeming lack of emotion after her win: My dad didnt cry, which I dont get at all. Im like, What are you doing?Ž she said. She claims to have done 600 interviews and become so deft at the craft that I can definitely have a 17-year-old answer, and I can have a 35-year-old answer.ŽOne of the 35-year-old answersŽ had to do with the unexpected ups and downs of becoming more famous than she ever imagined.It had to do with the first time she ever saw an avocado.I didnt want to eat it, but I ate it and it was amazing,Ž she said. Thats kind of how I felt with fame. Some of it does kind of suck. One person screams your name, people come running at you and you cant go where you want. But at the same time, you get to make those people happy, listen to their stories. I think thats important. You meet really rad people who love what you do and have the same passion as you.ŽLetting it sink inConnecticut head coach Kevin Ollie was “ red Saturday. He was in the second year of a “ ve-year deal. Ollie was the handpicked successor to Jim Calhoun. [JESSICA HILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 C7 The News HeraldPENSACOLA „ Two days after being upstaged by Pensacolas bullpen in a loss at Bill Frazier Field, Peyton Knight and Gulf Coast held sway on the road for a 5-4 win in 10 innings on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.It didnt take long for Alec Aleywine to pick up on that theme, at the plate and on the mound, as the Commodores prevailed 3-0 in the second game to end their initial four-game series of the Panhandle Conference season with three wins.That left them tied with Chipola at 3-1 in the conference. Northwest Florida is 0-0, not starting conference play until this week and Tallahassee and Pensacola are tied for fourth at 1-3. Tallahassee and Chipola split a dou-bleheader on Saturday.Gulf Coast pushed across a run in the 10th on two hits and a Pensacola error to finally prevail in the opener. The Commo-dores, 15-9, led 4-3 until the Pirates scored a run off starter Brett Wisely in the bottom of the sixth inning. That brought on Knight in the seventh and he held Pensacola score-less to force extra innings.The Pirates, 13-14, went to Aaron Ginn to start the eighth. Ginn pitched three scoreless innings to close out Wednesdays 9-7 win in Panama City in which he dominated the Com-modores lineup.This time he worked out of a bases loaded, two-out situation in the eighth by retiring Josh Nowak. Gulf Coast got Wisely as far as second with two outs in the ninth, and again Ginn prevailed by getting Malik Spratling to end the inning.But Knight was just as resilient. The Pirates loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Knight got a force out at the plate with Griffin Rivers batting, and retired Wilfredo Alvarez to douse the threat.Ben Rowdon had his third hit of the game in the ninth to go with two runs batted in. Jacquez Koonce had two hits and two RBIs and Corey Heffron two hits. Jake Rulli had two hits for Pensacola.Most importantly for Gulf Coast, Knight threw four shutout innings and struck out four while allowing only two hits. Jeff Omohundro also had a hit and RBI for the Commodores.Aleywine started the second game for Gulf Coast against Alex Tyson for the Pirates.Koonce and Wisely opened Gulf Coasts first inning with singles. One out later that brought up Aleywine, who had stranded seven baserunners on Wednesday in his worst offensive game of the season. This time he responded with a three-run home run for an early lead.The sophomore lefthander also went the distance on the mound, tossing a four-hit shut-out with eight strikeouts. It remained 3-0 through five innings as Tyson settled down despite allowing 10 hits. The Pirates didnt get a hit of Aleywine until Malique Foreman singled to lead off their fifth. Aleywine had first and third with one out but avoided trouble.Alvarez, Nemith and Foreman all singled with two outs in the sixth to load the bases, and again Aleywine prevailed with the tying run on base. He pitched a routine seventh to nail down the sweep.Spratling had four hits for Gulf Coast, Koonce three and Wisely two as Tyson gutted out six innings while allowing 11 hits. Foreman led the Pirates with two hits, Louis Davenport coming on to pitch the seventh.Gulf Coast resumes con-ference play when it hosts Tallahassee 5 p.m. Tuesday in the opener of another four-game series.SOFTBALLGC still hotNICEVILLE „ Gulf Coast won its 24th and 25th consecutive games on Friday in the Jimmie Stewart Memorial Tour-nament being hosted by Northwest Florida State.The Lady Commodores, 25-1, defeated Lurleen Wallace 10-2 and edged Wabash Valley 4-3. They continued tournament play with two more games on Saturday against Wallace Dothan and Louisiana State University-Eunice.Gulf Coast has a grand opening for the new Joe Tom King Field on Monday in a doubleheader against Carl Sandberg starting at 5 p.m. The Lady Commodores opened play there recently winning four games in a round-robin tournament, and also swept Lake Michigan 2-1, 14-1 on Tuesday.Commodores sweep, tie for rst in PCBy John NicholsonThe Associated PressAVONDALE, Ariz. „ Kevin Harvick left every-one else behind the last two weeks in Atlanta and Las Vegas. He figures to be even harder to beat Sunday at ISM Raceway, the mile oval in the foothills out-side Phoenix where he has a record eight victories.Trying to become the first driver to win three straight NASCAR Cup races since Joey Logano in 2015, Harvick topped the speed charts for both practice sessions Saturday. Fittingly, the 2014 season champions No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford has a Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast!Ž paint scheme.When things are going good, you need to hammer it home,Ž Harvick said. Lets just keep pushing things forward and try not to stumble along the way and screw up whats going on. To me, it feels a lot like 2014, except now youve got a team with five years of experience, and thats pretty scary.Ž Yes, it is.In Atlanta, we kind of chalked it up to Kevin being probably the best driver at Atlanta and we just thought it was Atlanta and he is typically fast there,Ž said Logano, the 2016 Phoenix fall winner. Vegas was one of those things where we all thought, Wow, maybe it wasnt just Atlanta. Phoenix has always been a good track for him as well. It takes a few weeks to realize where you stand. I think we are in good shape so far, but I do think that he is a solid step in front of everybody right now.ŽHarvicks victory Sunday in Las Vegas was marred by penalties in part fueled by social media photos of his buckled rear windshield. NASCAR said inspectors at its research and development center in North Carolina found the Ford violated a rule requiring rear window support braces holding the glass rigid and another requiring the right rocker panel extension to be aluminum.On Wednesday, Harvick was penalized the seven playoff points he earned for winning the race and the first two stages. He was docked 20 regular points and the team lost 20 owners points. Crew chief Rodney Childers was fined $50,000, and car chief Robert Smith suspended two races.I cant wait to win another race and jump up and down in victory lane on the back of my car,Ž Har-vick said Friday.Defending series cham-pion Martin Truex Jr. will start from the pole in the No. 78 Toyota. Hendrick Motorsports has the next three spots, with Kyle Larson second, Chase Elliott third and Tucson driver Alex Bowman fourth. Logano will start fifth, and Harvick 10th. Social media helpMatt DiBenedetto added Zynga Poker as the primary sponsor of Go Fas Racings No. 32 Ford for the weekend through a social media posting „ and Denny Hamlins retweet. We hate doing this, but we are UNSPONSORED as of right now for @ ISMRaceway this weekend!Ž DiBenedetto posted along with a video. If you or anyone you know has the ability to help us connect with a business interested in coming on board this weekend please contact the @GoFasRacing32 page ASAP!Enlisted Nine Fight Company and Pit Stops for Hope also signed on.The power of social media can be crazy, and sure enough, it actually blew our minds,Ž DiBene-detto said. Getting the support of Denny Hamlin starting the wave of tre-mendous support and that led into it just spreading like wildfire.ŽHarvick looks to keep on rollingKevin Harvick picked up his second consecutive victory last week in Las Vegas. He will try to make it three in a row Sunday at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. [ISAAC BREKKEN/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] "I thought our defensive performance was pretty special," Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel said. "Thats a team that can really score and shoot it, so to hold them in the 50s is a tremendous defensive effort. We didnt shoot it well in the first half tonight, but we made some plays and grinded it out. We pushed it in the second half and got in transition and made some nice plays and hit some nice shots. The whole tournament I thought our ladies were on a mission and we accomplished the mission."It was the third straight lopsided victory in Ocala for the Lady Commodores, who won their opener by 43 points over Broward and Fridays semifinal by 18 over Florida SouthWestern. It didnt seem as though it would come quite so easy for Gulf Coast in the opening few minutes of action Saturday, as the Titans came out on fire with a 10-0 run featuring a pair of 3-pointers by Batz and Victoria Morales to answer an opening basket by Dunlap. However, Gulf Coast immediately put to rest any notion of a brew-ing upset with a 16-0 run to seize control of the game.Dunlap started the run with a basket inside followed by a three-point play on a spinning bank shot in the paint, with a 3-pointer by Dian and an offensive rebound and putback by Astou Gaye putting GC back on top 12-10 with 3:42 left in the first quarter. Another basket inside by Gaye and a pair of driving hoops by Bennett gave the Lady Commodores an 18-10 edge.Meanwhile, Eastern Florida went ice cold from the field and was held scoreless of the final seven minutes of the opening quarter. The Titans finally got back into something of an offensive rhythm early in the second quar-ter, getting a 3-pointer by Batz and a bucket in the paint by Fegue to cut the GC lead to 20-17.The Lady Commodores responded with a 10-3 spurt featuring a 3-pointer from Bennett and a three-point play by Green on a fastbreak layup to push the margin back to 10. The lead was 36-24 at the halftime break, and Gulf Coast gradually built on the lead in the third quarter, getting a short jumper from Dunlap and a 3-pointer from Dian to go up 43-26 with 7:58 on the clock. Another triple from Dian gave Gulf Coast a 53-35 edge, and the Lady Commodores maintained a 16-point margin going into the fourth.A 3-pointer from Keshawn Johnson, a basket inside by Alexus Dye, and a spinning bank shot by Dunlap comprised a 7-0 Gulf Coast run to start the final quarter and increased the lead to 65-42. The Titans couldnt get closer than 20 points for the remaining eight minutes of action.Batz came into Saturday as perhaps the hottest shooter in the tournament after scoring 59 total points on 13 of 23 from the 3-point line in the first two games. She added four more threes Saturday to tie the tournament record, but it was Bennett who was the tournaments best overall player as she continued one of the better sophomore campaigns a Gulf Coast player has had in recent memory.For the tournament, Bennett made 25 of 54 shots from the field, 10 of 21 from the 3-point line, and 20 of 24 from the free throw line to average 26.7 points along with 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists. Fellow sophomore Dunlap also had a terrific tourna-ment with three-game averages of 16 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks."Shayla has kind of been doing this all year. She didnt just show up in this tournament and start playing like this," Scovel said. "She actually averaged more points in the conference schedule than she did preconference, which is a huge statement when you talk about the Panhandle Conference. She has just gotten better and better and she came down here in the state tournament and scored a lot of points and did a lot of great things for our team."It wasnt just scoring points and making plays on the court. She has been an emotional leader. Both she and Jhileiya did a great job leading the team, and Janesha Green as well. We have a young team, but those sophomores all stepped up and did a great job as leaders."The Lady Commodores will travel to Lubbock, Texas, for the national tournament March 19-24 where they will be seeking their third consecutive national championship. Given its recent form „ 11 straight wins by an aver-age margin of almost 20 points per game „ Gulf Coast has to go in as one of the favorites if not the favorite to do just that.Scovel might not be ready to call her team the favorite, but she said the Lady Commodores recent run of play is reminiscent of great Gulf Coast teams of the past."I would say, for both ends of the floor, this tournament was really special," she said. "We played really good defense. I think since the last round of Panhandle Conference play weve started to really grow and look more like a Gulf Coast team than at any other time of the year. Were really pushing the ball up the floor and playing really good defense and making people uncomfortable."I would say weve got a little momentum, but were getting ready to go to a tournament with a lot of nice teams who are also having great years. But were really excited to be one of the teams going, so well take this time off to get ourselves ready to go see what we can do in Lubbock."EASTERN FLORIDA STATE (57)Worley 2 0-0 6, Lewis 3 5-7 11, Odia 0 0-2 0, Batz 4 0-0 12, Grier 0 0-0 0, Morales 2 0-0 5, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Bady 3 4-6 10, Fegue 5 3-4 13. Totals: 19 12-19 57.GULF COAST (81)Green 3 3-3 10, Dye 1 0-0 2, Kincey 0 0-0 0, Johnson 2 0-0 5, Collins 0 2-4 2, Bennett 7 7-9 23, Dian 4 0-0 11, Dunlap 10 2-7 22, Gaye 3 0-0 6. Totals: 30 14-23 81. Eastern Florida State 10 14 18 15 „ 57 Gulf Coast 18 18 22 23 „ 81 3-point “ eld goals: Gulf Coast 7 (Dian 3, Bennett 2, Green, Johnson), Eastern Florida State 7 (Batz 4, Worley 2, Morales). Total fouls: Eastern Florida State 18, Gulf Coast 15. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: none. GULF COASTFrom Page C1


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Sister Wives (N)(:03) Sister Wives (N) TNT 29 54 138 245 (11:00) The Hunger Games ‰‰‰ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (13) Jennifer Lawrence.(:45) ‰‰‰ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (14) Jennifer Lawrence. 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 Blue Bloods Fresh StartŽ SUNDAY EVENING C COMCAST W WOW! S1 DISH NETWORK S2 DIRECTV MARCH 11 C W S1 S27 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:3012 AM12:30 WJHG (7) 3 3 7 7 (6:00) American Ninja Warrior USA vs. the WorldŽ (N) Timeless (Season Premiere) (N) NewsOutdoorsmanPerson of InterestPerson of Interest CW (7.2) 99 9 8 8 ‰‰‚ Hachi: A Dogs Tale (09) Richard Gere, Joan Allen. Family GuyFamily GuyClevelandCleveland ‰‰ Leprechaun (93) Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston. WMBB (13) 2 2 13 13 American Idol Hopefuls audition for the judges.(:01) Deception PilotŽ NewsLawcallHlnd Pk Bptst (:35) Branson Country USA (N) CSI: Miami METV (13.2) 209 133 2 Columbo Columbo searches for his nephews wife. Touched by an AngelNight GalleryNight GalleryThe Twilight ZoneAlf. HitchcockAlf. Hitchcock WECP (18) 4 4 4 18 60 Minutes (N) NCIS: Los Angeles (N) Madam Secretary (N) Castle Poof, Youre DeadŽ Bones Half-eaten body found. Modern FamilyForensic Files MNT (18.2) 227 13 Leverage The 12 Step JobŽ Rizzoli & IslesHaven NowŽ The X-Files Tempus FugitŽ The X-Files MaxŽ (Part 2 of 2) Major Crimes Out of BoundsŽ WPGX (28) 8 8 28 28 O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? 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FS1 24 27 150 219 UFC ReloadedShot in the DarkThe Maestro: Rollie MassiminoUFCUFC Reloaded FX 45 51 136 248 ‰‰‰‚ The Martian (15) Matt Damon. A stranded astronaut tries to survive on Mars. ‰‰‰‚ The Martian (15) Matt Damon. A stranded astronaut tries to survive on Mars. HALL 23 59 185 312 (6:00) Love, Once and AlwaysWhen Calls the Heart (N) Meet the Peetes (N) Golden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsFrasierFrasier HGTV 32 38 112 229 Beach BargainHow CloseCaribbean LifeCaribbean LifeIsland Life (N) Island Life (N) Hawaii LifeHawaii LifeCaribbean LifeCaribbean LifeIsland LifeIsland Life HIST 35 42 120 269 Forged in Fire: Cutting DeeperKingpin (Premiere) The rise of gangster Whitey Bulger. (N)(:03) Truck Night in AmericaForged in Fire: Cutting Deeper (12:03) Kingpin LIFE 56 56 108 252 ‰‰‰ Pretty Woman (90) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy. (:02) Married at First Sight (:01) ‰‰‰ Pretty Woman (90) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts. 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Three Wives, One Husband TNT 29 54 138 245 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards (N) (L) 2018 iHeartRadio Music AwardsThe Alienist ‰‰‰‚ Moneyball (11) USA 62 55 105 242 Law & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVUUnsolved: Tupac and BIGUnsolved: The Murders of Tupac and B.I.G. (:17) Blade WGN-A 13 239 307 Blue BloodsBlue Bloods Friends in NeedŽ Shoot the MessengerBellevueBonesBones Half-eaten body found. TV LISTINGS


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 D1 CELEBRATE OUTDOORS 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 BIRDSTake a Beginners Bird Walk at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Panama City Beach Conservation Park.Meet up in the parking lot and beprepared to walkseveral trails. Binoculars will be provided to possibly see early spring migrants. AZALEASThe annual crowning of the Azalea TrailQueen is at 2 p.m. today at the Panama City Garden Club followed by the Lawn Parade from 3-4 p.m.The trail starts atBeach Drive through the Cove neighborhood down Bunkers Cove to Cherry Street. INSIDEPets of the Week D3 You Can Help D3 Tracing Pasts D4 Community Connections D4 Society D5 Whats Happening D6 By Frank SargeantSpecial to The News HeraldWith temperatures in the 60s by day and 50s by night, the first part of March should provide ideal fishing conditions for many coastal species across the Panhandle „ and after St. Patrick's Day, the arrival of the migratory species will really pump up the volume for anglers. Cobia actionMarch is the classic month for arrival of cobia in the Panhandle, and with the water temperature off the beaches already in the low 70s, they should be right on schedule this year.The brown torpedoes typically travel anywhere from just outside the second bar to a mile offshore, usu-ally moving east to west in spring. They often swim just below the surface, making them exciting sight-fishing targets.Cobia are sometimes called "crab eaters," and they of course readily grab a small blue crab. But the best bait is often a live eel about 10 to 12 inches long; they're often available at area bait shops during the cobia season in March and March shing action picks up across PanhandlePANAMA CITYLike most professionals today, its not uncommon that I find myself overscheduled, overcommitted, and distracted on a daily basis. I can pass by a construction site for weeks and never notice a new building going up. I also miss some beautiful transitions in my garden and the natural areas that surround me. Recently, my boss recognized our staff was struggling with these tendencies and scheduled a "Resiliency and Mindfulness Training." We grumbled and groaned about another block of time taken away from our busy week, but attendance was mandatory. Nothing like "forced bonding" to enhance morale and productivity, right? Actually, yes! After being instructed to turn off all electronics and being positioned so that it was obvious if you were trying to complete other tasks, I sat listening to the speaker and something clicked. I glanced out the window, saw wisteria and red maples blooming, trees trying to leaf out, and I was reminded why I went into the field of Horticulture and how much I used to enjoy watching the seasons change. When I was an undergrad at Auburn, one of my professors, Dr. Joe Eakes, taught Woody Shrubs and Vines. A recurring EXTENSION CONNECTIONWhats blooming? J u l i e M c C o n n e l l Julie McConnell Cobia often cruise Panhandle beaches just below the surface in March and April, making them great sight-“ shing targets. [CAPTAIN TROY FRADY/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Plastic eel imitations are a favorite lure for spring cobia, but the real thing does even better. [FRANK SARGEANT/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Spanish mackerel show up in d roves when the baitschools move in during the March migrations. [FRANK SARGEANT/ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Whopper kings will also be on the agenda by mid-month as schools arrive from the south to stay the summer. [CAPTAIN JUSTIN MOORE/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Fishing from area piers can be highly productive during the bait“ sh runs in spring with sabiki rigged bait [FRANK SARGEANT/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Sheepshead spawn and March and April, making them easy targets for anyone who “ nds a spawning aggregation. [FRANK SARGEANT/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] See FISHING, D2 See MCCONNELL, D3


** D2 Sunday, March 11, 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 3/11 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. 0.2 4/1 H 5:33 a.m. 1.4 L 11:40 a.m. 0.5 H 5:06 p.m. 1.4 L 11:59 p.m. 0.1 4/2 H 6:24 a.m. 1.4 L --H 5:23 p.m. 1.4 L 12:04 p.m. 0.7 4/3 H 7:15 a.m. 1.3 L 12:37 a.m. 0.0 H 5:44 p.m. 1.5 L 12:28 p.m. 0.8 4/4 H 8:09 a.m. 1.3 L 1:15 a.m. 0.0 H 6:11 p.m. 1.5 L 12:54 p.m. 0.9 4/5 H 9:09 a.m. 1.3 L 1:57 a.m. 0.0 H 6:43 p.m. 1.5 L 1:28 p.m. 1.0 4/6 H 10:18 a.m. 1.2 L 2:47 a.m. 0.0 H 7:23 p.m. 1.4 L 2:15 p.m. 1.1 4/7 H 11:33 a.m. 1.2 L 3:51 a.m. 0.1 H 8:13 p.m. 1.4 L 3:27 p.m. 1.1Following 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 3/11 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. 0.3 4/1 H 1:10 a.m. 0.6 L 3:48 a.m. 0.5 H 10:39 a.m. 0.9 L 7:00 p.m. 0.1 4/2 H 10:52 a.m. 1.1 L --H --L 8:10 p.m. 0.0 4/3 H 11:16 a.m. 1.2 L --H --L 9:18 p.m. 0.0 4/4 H 11:47 a.m. 1.3 L --H --L 10:28 p.m. -0.1 4/5 H --L --H 12:25 p.m. 1.3 L 11:41 p.m. -0.1 4/6 H --L --H 1:09 p.m. 1.3 L --4/7 H --L 12:52 a.m. -0.1 H 2:02 p.m. 1.2 L ---Following 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 3/11 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 4/1 H 2:16 a.m. 0.3 L 5:04 a.m. 0.2 H 11:45 a.m. 0.4 L 8:16 p.m. 0.0 4/2 H 11:58 a.m. 0.5 L --H --L 9:26 p.m. 0.0 4/3 H --L --H 12:22 p.m. 0.6 L 10:34 p.m. 0.0 4/4 H --L --H 12:53 p.m. 0.6 L 11:44 p.m. 0.0 4/5 H --L --H 1:31 p.m. 0.6 L --4/6 H --L 12:57 a.m. 0.0 H 2:15 p.m. 0.6 L --4/7 H --L 2:08 a.m. 0.0 H 3:08 p.m. 0.6 L --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 3/11 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 4/1 H 1:43 a.m. 0.7 L 3:53 a.m. 0.6 H 11:12 a.m. 1.0 L 7:05 p.m. 0.1 4/2 H 11:25 a.m. 1.2 L --H --L 8:15 p.m. 0.0 4/3 H 11:49 a.m. 1.3 L --H --L 9:23 p.m. 0.0 4/4 H --L --H 12:20 p.m. 1.4 L 10:33 p.m. -0.1 4/5 H --L --H 12:58 p.m. 1.4 L 11:46 p.m. -0.1 4/6 H --L --H 1:42 p.m. 1.4 L --4/7 H --L 12:57 a.m. -0.1 H 2:35 p.m. 1.3 L --Live pinfish and finger mullet also do well, and soft plastics that imitate all these also catch fish, though live bait is usually king.One lure that's as good as the real thing at times is the pre-rigged Savage Lures Real Eel, which has an amazing swimming action and is available in 8, 12 and 16-inch sizes „ all are deadly. The LiveTarget Mullet and Pinfish, both soft plastics, also do well. They're available at Half-Hitch tackle stores, the Bass Pro Shop in Destin and other outlets.The most common tactic for boaters is to get out on the water at daybreak and motor slowly off the beach east to west. This puts the sun at the back of the captain, who usually operates from an elevated command post that allows him to see into the water. When a cobia is spotted, the boat is run in a wide arc around the fish and then allowed to drift as the target swims into cast-ing range.In the afternoons, the boats usually ease along from west to east, again putting the sun behind the anglers for best visibility.Cobia can get huge; the state record „over 130 pounds „ was caught off Destin. Though these giants are rarely seen these days due to fishing pressure, the fish grow fast, and cobia over 40 pounds are not uncommon. For that reason, stout gear is the ticket „ an 8-foot medium-heavy spinning rod will provide lots of distance when paired with a 4000-sized spinning reel and 40to 50-pound-test braid. Most anglers add a couple feet of 50-poundtest mono to stiffen the presentation and prevent the flexible braid from folding back on itself as the bait swims. It's tied in with a double Uni-knot rather than a swivel for ease of casting.The boat limit on cobia in the Gulf has been reduced to two, total, this year in an effort to help the populations rebound after a slump in recent years. Minimum size is 33 inches to the fork, bag limit one per angler. Kings, SpanishRight after the cobia arrive, or sometimes con-currently, Spanish and king mackerel start to show up in area waters. While the cobia tend to travel in pairs or schools ofthree to five, the mack-erels often come in schools of hundreds „ or thousands! And since that's a lot of mouths to feed, they don't show up until the migrating bait schools arrive „ they follow the bait all the way from the Keys as spring progresses up the peninsula. There are usually bluefish mixed in with them early, but the blues thin out as the water warms.For Spanish and blues, a Clark Spoon with red bead head in size 0 or size 1 pretty much tells the tale. Put several of these out a couple feet behind a 1-ounce bead chain sinker and troll at a fast walk and you usually don't need anything else. The fish show up around the inlets first, then move into the larger bays and out along the beaches. Number 1 or 2 wire prevents cutoffs. Anglers who specialize in catching larger Spanish often get them with king mackerel live bait tactics, which we'll see below.School kings can be caught on an upsized ver-sion of the Clark, a size 4, with enough weight to put it down a few feet at 6 knots. Some hook it up behind a number 1 or 2 planer, especially after the morning bite at the surface. A 2-ounce hair jig with a long strip of bonito or mullet belly also does the job for schoolies „ it can be cast into breaking fish, or trolled rapidly. Or, for some real excitement, try tossing a big topwater chugger into breaking fish and working it hard. With luck, you'll see a big king skyrocket higher than your head with the lure in its jaws!Anglers who are after kings over 20 pounds, usually tournament fish-ermen, rely on live bait slow-trolled around inlets, nearshore buoys and other gathering points. Cigar minnows, menhaden, ladyfish and mullet all are good kingfish fodder, with baits 8 to 12 inches long preferred by most. Most fish them on "stinger" rigs, with a single ‡ or larger hook in the lips, a second 3X strong size 4 or 6 treble hooked just under the skin in the back to prevent cutoffs. The hooks are attached with Number 6 wire, and a foot or so of number 6 is also used to create a leader to a swivel.These baits are trolled at 2 to 3 knots along the color breaks at the inlets, shoals and over offshore ledges where jumbo kings often roam. At the piersMarch and April can bring some of the best pier fishing action of the year during a warm spring, with cobia, kings and Spanish all within reach early, and maybe a few tarpon around late if there's some 80-degree weather.Most pier pro's rely on live bait, which can be sabiki-rigged off the piers. The live baits are immedi-ately hooked up on larger rigs and put back over the rail, with best action usu-ally at the far end of the span.When cobia are on the move, the elevated position of the piers gives anglers a great location for spotting the fish and get-ting a bait in front of them. It's a bit more problematic when it comes to landing them, however „ stout 7 to 8 foot spinners, 5000series reels and 60 to 80 pound test braid gives a good shot at handling even the larger fish. A pier net or bridge gaff will also come in handy; someone on the piers usually has one handy and will be happy to help.Spanish and small kings, also readily caught on live bait captured with sabiki's, can be derricked up with the heavy gear without netting, but larger kings will require net or gaff, or walking them all the way back to the beach.The Half-Hitch Piers and tackle shops across the Panhandle provide all the gear you need for this action, and keep their finger on the pulse of the fishery. They know what's biting when and how to catch 'em. Check for the latest at Sheepshead actionSheepshead spawn in March and April, and it's an opportunity to collect a cooler full of these very tasty fish. While most sheepshead caught the rest of the year will be only a pound or two, those caught during the spawn are sometimes 5 pounds and up, and they have some beautiful fillets on them when they get to this size and larger.The fish spawn on hard structure, typically rock-piles, ledges and artificial reefs in 15 to as much as 100 feet of water. Some also show up to pick at the barnacles on area piers, docks and bridge pilings. They can be seen from the surface in many areas.Fiddler crabs are a can't miss bait, but for those who don't want to go bait-wrangling, freshcut shrimp usually does the job. A size ‡ to ‡ hook and a chunk of shrimp tail about an inch long is right for fish to 3 or 4 pounds „ larger ones can gulp down a whole shrimp tail. They usually bite on bottom, so the bait is weighted. Some anglers do well with a bare jig head with a cut shrimp tail on the hook „ ounce for inshore and bays, heavier for deeper water or more current.The length limit is 12 inches, but that's really too small to get much meat. Those 14 inches and up produce a lot more. The bag limit is a generous 15 per person per day. Sheepshead eat mostly shellfish, shrimp and crabs, and this gives their meat a light, flaky texture that's delicious any way you want to cook it. The big issue with them is their abundance of needle-like spines „ they can be like trying to clean a pincushion.One easy solution is to use kitchen shears to nip all the spines off before starting to fillet. This takes the pain out of the job. Like most fish, they're best if filleted, then skinned. The delicate flavor is great baked; just spray with olive oil, add fresh lemon slices and bake until a fork readily penetrates. FISHINGFrom Page D1Personal mentionCorbin Hodges of Lynn Haven has been named to the University of South Alabama'sPresident's Scholars List for the fall 2017 semester. Pre Pi Day PANAMA CITY„ Gulf Coast State Colleges Mathematics Division is hosting Pre Pi Dayat 12:30p.m.Tuesday in the Student Union breezeway to raise funds for GCSCs Commodores Care initiative.Last year, the math instructors sacrificed a few of their own to get "pi"ed, and this year they're expanding the event by including instructors from other divisions. Students, faculty and staff are cast-ing votes for their favorite professors by purchasing $1 Pi tickets in their "honor." Those with the most votes will be pied in the face. In addition, the Student Government Association will be giving out free slices of pie to students.The community is also invited to participate. Donations can be made by contacting Scott Spencer in the Mathematics Divi-sion at 850-769-1551 ext. 3229. Tickets will also be sold in the Commodore Caf during lunch Monday, and there will be a ticket booth in the Student Union breezeway on Tuesday from 10:30 12:30 p.m.For more information, contact Connie Campbell at 850-769-1551 ext. 2812 or News Herald Staff ReportsLIFESTYLE BRIEFS


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 D3 LA TIMES CROSSWORD ANSWERS Submit your agencys needs to pcnhnews@ with You Can HelpŽ in the subject line. Military Welcome Center The Military Welcome Center inside the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is looking for volunteers to meet and greet service members arriving at and t raveling through the airport. Volunteers provide a welcoming smile and act as hosts offering our military visitors a comfortable place to relax and refresh. To “ nd out more, call volunteer coordinator Carol Hertz at 850-265-1270. Family Service Agency Family 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 taxdeductible and are given to those in need for free. Donations can be delivered to the agencys of“ ce from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The agency is closed on Fridays and all holidays. For more information, call 850-785-1721, email FamilyServiceAgency@comcast. net, “ nd Family Service Agency of Bay County on Facebook, or visit www. CLOTHING: The agency is 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). Newborn to 3-month-old clothing is very low. The agency has an overabundance of womens and childrens casual clothing and shoes. FOOD ROOM NEEDS: For food boxes, the agency needs canned stew, chicken and dumplings, chili, and gravy/broth. Also needed are coffee (tubes or small jars of instant) and drink packets that make 2 quarts, new/gently used backpacks (not pink please; agency has an abundance of pink ones), manual canopeners, and plastic bowls and plates. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Dinner/butter knives, dryer sheets, dish cloths/towels, pot holders, brooms, mops, mop buckets (Tidy Cat kitty litter empty yellow buckets are great for mop buckets, if you want to donate them), white 13 gallon trash bags, and black 30 /39 gallon trash bags. HYGIENE SUPPLIES: The agency is completely out of full-size toothpaste tubes, womens deodorant, and tampons/pads. INFANT NEEDS: Baby diapers (sizes newborn, 1 and 5), diaper cream, baby powder/ lotion, petroleum jelly, and baby bottles; baby room and medical program are both in need of baby monitors. PERSONAL HYGIENE (TRAVEL/HOTEL SIZES): If you travel, or know of any motel/hotel that would be willing to donate, t ravel/ sample-sized shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpastes, and lotions are needed. Storage bags (all sizes) and trash bags are also always appreciated.YOU CAN HELP Max is a healthy, neutered, 1-year-old English bulldog mix. He is happy andfriendly, and he socializes with the pack. He is also doing well in leash and crate training. If you can give this goofy guy a loving home, please complete the adoption applica-tion on, email, or text/call 850-814-6500.LUCKY PUPPY OF THE WEEK: MAXMax is available from Lucky Puppy Rescue. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Patty, a black and whiteBulldog mix,came to the shelter as a stray and is hoping to find her forever home.She is about 2 years old andweighs about 65 pounds. Patty has a great personality and happy attitude.Herfavorite pastime is to play fetch, and she loves going on walks. Her vaccina-tions are up to date and she is microchipped, heartworm negative and spayed. Her adoption cost is $25. Meet Patty at Bay County Animal Services, 6401 Bay Line Drive, Panama City or call 850-767-3333.BAY COUNTY PET OF THE WEEK: PATTYPatty is available from Bay County Animal Services. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] assignment for this course was to keep a Bloom CalendarŽ during the semester. I would walk around campus once a week and fill out my calendar entry which included date, average temperature, scientific name, common name, bloom stage (starting, full, or fading), and flower color. Professor Eakes returned our work and by the end of the semester we had accumulated three months of flower-ing information. This was a peaceful, simple activity that helped to reinforce the identification features we read in our textbooks. I kept up the habit at the conclusion of classes, adding to my notes of when plants were leafing out, fall color, berries and other winter interest characteristics. After college, I wrote a monthly newsletter for the nursery I worked at in Atlanta and included a Whats BloomingŽ section so my customers would know what plants were looking good throughout the year. However, life got busy after moving to Florida to take this position and I gave up this practice. For me, I think its time for me to bring back the bloom calendar and the personal peace and satisfaction it provides. Id encourage you to do something similar that causes you to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings. Maybe you like birds and would enjoy participating in a citizen scientist bird count, or you want to use the bloom calendar concept, note insects you see, or take a weekly walk on the beach to see what type of shells you find. Whatever helps you slow down and be more observant and appreciative of the inspiration that surrounds us at home in Bay County. If youd like to learn more about local plants, insects, and birds check out the upcoming class Birds, Bugs, & Berries on March 29 at Gulf Coast State College. The class is free, but space is limited, so please register by visiting Julie McConnell is the horticulture agent with UF/IFAS Extension Bay County in Panama City. Reach her at 850784-6105 or To learn more about these topics and upcoming events. visit http://bay. or follow UF IFAS Extension Bay County on Facebook. MCCONNELLContinued from D1


** D4 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Patrick Brennan Special to The News HeraldPANAMA CITY Genealogy is a hyper-specific technique to look into the past. History is very broad. Genealogy is concerned with one family, one loosened thread. History, on the other hand, ismade up oflarge tapestries, many, many threads woven together into patterns and images that provide the viewer a bigger picture. For many Americans, their thread takes them into the rich, Celtic tapestry that is Irish history. The Irish diaspora has four distinct phases, four big pictures. Into which of these is your familys story woven? The first is the Flight of the Wild Geese,Ža phase of departure that involved a small, but very visible portion of the Irish Catholic population. It followed the Battle of the Boyne in 1691. Irish chieftains deposed by King William of England took aristocratic residence in Catholic courts across Europe. For example, the second governor of Spanish New Orleans (1769-1770) was Alejandro OReilly. Spanish? Yes. Irish? Look at that name! The second important wave was an emigration of expectationemigration of persons of means. They either came of the own accord or came as indentured servants. Some Irish immigrants rose to great prominence like Patrick Henry and Andrew Jackson while others found indentured servitude a living hell, a form of abject slavery. As the 19th century slowly unfolded, Irish immigration to America became increasingly characterized by Catholicism and the Gaelic/Irish language. The Great Hunger of 1845-1848, wherein a million died and another million emigrated to escape certain death, is central to understanding this phase. America responded to this wave of Catholic, Irish-speaking immigration with energetic racism and intolerance. Samuel Morse, famous for his telegraphic code, published a book explaining that Catholics were terrible candidates for citizenship because they took all their orders from the Pope himself. This was the era of Irish Need Not Apply.Ž When the American Civil War broke out, Irish men proved themselves to be ardent supporters of both sides. By wars end, tens of thousands of Irish Americans were buried in battlefields across their newly adopted homeland in blue and in grey. They paid a steep price to become part of the American tapestry. By the 1920s, the very large numbers of Irish emigration out of Ireland began to wane. But it did not stop. This modern era is the fourth phase of the Irish diaspora. And it continues today. My father grew up in a rural, remote part of Ireland known as Donegal. As a boy, he watched planes fly overhead and dreamed of himself soaring among the clouds. After finishing school, dad eventually found himself following in the footsteps of millions of Irish who preceded him to America. He joined the United States Air Force (USAF), married a Dungloe lass, and they had four children. We were stationed in northern Quebec when he died in a plane crash in March 1975. Captain Cornelius Joseph Brennan, USAF, is buried in Arlington National cemetery. Our family story is not part of a big picture like the Wild Geese, or the potato famine. It is a smaller story similar to those of many other immigrants who come to America from all over the world. This is a place to take flight and reach for dreams. Genealogy is a way for us to know our story, to know where it is we come from and how we got here. Erin go bragh. Patrick Brennan teaches history at Gulf Coast State College and has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri. This spring he will graduate from college again. This will be his second doctorate, this one in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida.TRACING PASTSFind woven stories, loosened threads in Irish history, heritage LUCK OF THE IRISH INCLUDES ORGANIZATIONWhat: Judy Bennett shares expert tips on how to be organized to reach that pot of gold in genealogy; sponsored by the Bay County Genealogical Society When: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 Where: Bay County Public Library; 898 W. 11th St., Panama City Admission: Free and open to the public; hand-outs included Details: http://www.northwest” oridagenealogy. com/bcgs/index.html Community Connections publishes regular meetings of clubs, groups and organizations with particular interests. Submit information to pcnhnews@pcnh. com with Community ConnectionsŽ in the subject line. Announcements are published as space allows.FITNESS/HEALTH Kids Yoga: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at at Unity Spiritual Center 1764 Lisenby Avenue Panama City, facilitated by Nikki Chan. Mom and dad are invited too. $5 per child, $10 per family. Details: 850-769-7481 or www.unityofpanamacity. org Mental Health America of Bay County: 11:30 a.m. fourth Tuesdays at Life Management Centers Childrens Services Building room 205, 525 E. 15th St., Panama City. Details: 850-769-5441 or mhabay@ Mindful Meditation: 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Unity Spiritual Center, 1764 Lisenby Ave., Panama City, facilitated by Darcey Blakely. Details: 850-769-7481. or www. Panama City Yoga Meetup: First Saturdays with location and teacher changing each month. Details: pcyoga/calendar Shanti Yoga: 5 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays at Unity Spiritual Center, 1764 Lisenby Ave., Panama City, facilitated by Nikki Chan. Details: 850-769-7481 or www.unityofpanamacity. org Stroller Fitness: 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Details: Cassidy Carrow at 850-819-2842 or The Panama City Society of the Sword: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Holy Nativity Episcopal School. Details: Robert, 850-678-9190 or Take Off Pounds Sensibly 217: Every Monday at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Beck Avenue and W. 14th Street. Weighins begin at 9 a.m., and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Details: 850-769-8617 Tong Ren: 12:30 a.m. Thursdays at Unity Spiritual Center 1764 Lisenby Ave., Panama City, facilitated by Susan Zecchini. Details: 850-769-7481 or www. TOPS 709: Take off Pounds Sensibly meets 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Callaway Community Center, Beulah Avenue. For exact building, call 850-769-4103 or 850-769-4024. TOPS FL 563: Weigh-ins at 5 p.m., meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in room 1 at Panama City Beach Senior Center. Details: 850-235-3398 Transcendental Meditation Group: 5:30 p.m. Sundays at Unity Spiritual Center, 1764 Lisenby Ave., Panama City. You must be a certi“ ed TM meditator to attend. Details: 850-769-7481 or Weekend Warriors: 8:30 a.m. Saturdays at Panama City Health Club, 1598 Balboa Ave., Panama City. Bring a friend, water bottle and towel for free boot camp-like outdoor community workout. Every last Saturday, the group meets to run/walk the Hathaway Bridge. Must be 18 years or older. Details: or 850-914-2348 Zumba Fitness: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Lynn Haven Community Center. Details: 850-303-8342 GARDEN Gulf Beach Garden Club: 1 p.m. “ rst Tuesdays September through May at 17012 Hernando Ave., Panama City Beach. The club sponsors projects and educational programs year-round. Everyone welcome. Details: or 850-249-8560 Panama City Garden Club: 10 a.m. third Tuesdays at 810 Garden Club Drive, Panama City. Coffee and general meeting. Details: 850-763-9563 Seagrove Garden Club: 10 a.m. second Wednesdays through May. Details: Shari Roberts, membership chairwoman, 850-267-9586 St. Andrews Community Garden: Enchanted Garden Tours at 7:45 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays at the garden site on Beck Avenue in Historic St. Andrews. Details: Ronnie Barnes, 850-763-7359 Sweet Bay Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society: 5:30 p.m. “ rst Thursdays. Details: sweetbay.fnpschapters. org for meeting sites, or 850-234-6453 SENIORS AARP Chapter 1315: noon second Tuesdays at Oakland Terrace Park Clubhouse, 1900 W. 11th St., Panama City. Details: 850-265-9176 Bay County Council on Aging: Activities for seniors are 9:45-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at 1116 Frankford Ave., Panama City. Lunch served 11 a.m. to noon. Panama City Beach Senior Center: Open Monday through Friday with activities and presentations throughout the month at 423 Lyndell Lane. Details: or call 850-233-5065 SPECIAL INTEREST ACLU Greater Bay Area Chapter: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays at Sonnys BBQ, 2240 State 77, Lynn Haven, in the back meeting room. For details, 850-763-8145 A.D. Harris Improvement Society Inc.: Board meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. third Thursdays in A. D. Harris Learning Village Cafetorium, 819 E. 11th St., Panama City. Axis Writing Lab: 3-5 p.m. Mondays with appointment made. For details, 850-215-4812 Bay County Audubon Society: 7 p.m. second Mondays, September through May, at the Science and Discovery Center, 308 Airport Road, Panama City. The public is invited. A program and refreshments are provided. The society also hosts Saturday “ eld trips. For details, 850-871-1736 or Bay County Chapter Military Officers Association: 11 a.m. “ rst Fridays at Holiday Inn Select, 2001 State 77, Panama City. Lunch and speaker program. Non-members welcome. For details, 850-233-7697, 850-763-7600, or email or Bay County Genealogical Society: 1-2 p.m. third Saturdays at Bay County Public Library meeting room. Programs are designed for those with all levels of experience and interest in tracing their family tree and genealogy. Spring and Fall seminars are also sponsored with guest speakers. For details, Marqua Brunette, 850-769-9034 or northwest” bcgs/index Bay County History Museum: 133 Harrison Ave., Panama City. Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For details, 850-818-0964 Bay County Retired Educators: 10 a.m. the fourth Mondays at the Nelson Building. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m.; $8, reservations required. For details and reservations, 850-625-6778 Bay County Stamp Club: 7 p.m. “ rst and third Thursdays at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3007 W. 14th St., Panama City. For details, Walt, 850-7841214 or walt.baldwin5002@ Bay Storytellers: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays at Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Story listeners, tellers and lovers welcome. For details, 850-871-0165 Beach Art Group: Individual, family and artists pro memberships available. Details, Callaway Historical Society: 3 p.m. third Sundays at the Ettie Fox Memorial Museum on Beulah Avenue. For details, 850-871-0522 CASA (Christians Against Substance Abuse): 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Gulf Beach Baptist Church, Room 200, in the Annex. Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking: 3:30 p.m. third Mondays at Bay County Public Library. For details, 850-872-4455, ext. 1150 or Community Associations Institute Panama City Chapter: noon third Thurs-days at the Edgewater Beach Conference Center. For details, Stephanie Larabee, 850-502-7199 Emerald Coast Corvette Club: 6:30 p.m. “ rst Tuesdays at Holiday Inn Select on State 77. Buffet dinner 5:30 p.m.; cost $13 per person. For details, Frank VanDevander, FVander@, 850-866-3199 or Emerald Coast Woodturning Guild: 8:30 a.m. to noon second Saturdays at at the Freeport Community Center, 16040 Business Highway 331, Freeport. For details, Earnest Nettles, 850-585-6064 or Bill Cunningham, 850-496-2032 Florida Trail Association, Panhandle Chapter: 6:30 p.m. “ rst Mondays at the Science and Discovery Center, 308 Airport Road, Panama City. For details, German-American Club of Bay County: 7 p.m. “ rst Tuesdays at Colony Club on Back Beach Road. For details, Len Pahl, 850-2343441 or Gulf Coast Chief Petty Officers Association: 4 p.m. third Thursdays at the FRA, 2117 Wilkinson St., Panama City Beach. For details, 850-628-3384 or 850-234-6236 Gulf Coast Shell Club: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays at Lake Huntington clubhouse. For details, gulfcoastshellclub.weebly. com or 850-763-2182 Historical Society of Bay County: 7 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Bay County Public Library. For details, Glenda Walters, 850-832-0840 Homeless and Hunger Coalition of Northwest Florida: 10:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at Grace Presbyterian Church. For details, www.nw” Loyal to Local Cash Mob: 10:30 a.m. third Thursdays. For details, L2LBayCounty. com or 850-215-7667 Lynn Haven Heritage Society: 7 p.m. “ rst Thursdays at Roberts Hall, 831 Florida Ave., Lynn Haven. All are welcome. For details, 850-248-1106 Meditation & Chi Training Class: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday and Thursday nights at The Zen Center, 3901 Hwy W 390, with Brother Monk Dorje Jangbu Bodhisattva. For details, 850-248-8997 or 850-248-0999 Metal Detector Club: Panhandle Research and Recovery Club: 7 p.m. second Saturdays at Gulf Beach Baptist Church. For details, Jack Dee, 850-271-8572COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 D5 READER FEEDBACK TODAY IN HISTORY HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNG ARTIST CATCH OF THE DAYRoger Hair showing off his big cat“ sh caught out of Deer Point Lake. What a catch!Ž [SANDY HAIR / CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] 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 WEST INDIES MARKET: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Emerald Coast Events Venue, 17760 PCB Parkway, Panama City Beach. Paintings, sculptures, baked goods, jewelry, handmade furniture and more. Details: hilltopproductionevents. com3 BAY BUILDING ASSOCIATION 2018 HOME AND GARDEN EXPO: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds. Free; childrens activities, food, seminars and more.4 A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDSŽ: 2 p.m. at the Martin Theatre, 409 Harrison Ave., Panama City. Details and tickets: or 850-763-80805 AZALEA TRAIL 2018: 2 p.m. crowning of the Azalea Trail Queen at the Garden Club, 810 Garden Club Drive, Panama City, followed by the girls and their escorts in the Lawn Parade from 3-4 p.m. The trail starts on Beach Drive and continues through the Cove neighborhood down Bunkers Cove and ends at Cherry Street.6 WIZARD OF OZŽ: 7:30 p.m. at the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City, as part of Panama City Music Associations 76th season. Details and tickets: MarinaCivicCenter.comGO 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 Pat Wintheiser emailed this photo to us of a sunset taken at Tidewater Beach Resort and said, The sky appeared to be on “ re.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 COMMUNITYSean Mueller Grade 4K First United Methodist Church Preschool Today is Sunday, March 11 the 70th day of 2018. There are 295 days left in the year. Highlight in History: On March 11, 1918 what are believed to be the “ rst con“ rmed U.S. cases of a deadly global ” u pandemic were reported among U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas; 46 would die. (The worldwide outbreak of in” uenza claimed 20 million to 40 million lives.) On this date: In 1513 Giovanni de Medici was proclaimed pope, succeeding Julius II; he took the name Leo X. In 1888 the Blizzard of 88, also known as the Great White Hurricane,Ž began inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths. In 1927 New York Citys legendary Roxy Theatre held its grand opening; the evening featured the premiere of the silent “ lm drama The Love of Sunya,Ž starring Gloria Swanson, who was among the celebrities in attendance. In 1935 the Bank of Canada began operations, issuing its “ rst series of bank notes. In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the LendLease Bill, providing war supplies to countries “ ghting the Axis. In 1957 Charles Van Dorens 14-week run on the rigged NBC game show Twenty-OneŽ ended as he was defeatedŽ by attorney Vivienne Nearing; Van Dorens take was $129,000. In 1965 the Rev. James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, died two days after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Alabama. In 1977 more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hana“ Muslims were freed after ambassadors from three Islamic nations joined the negotiations. In 1985 Mikhail S. Gorbachev was chosen to succeed the late Konstantin U. Chernenko as general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. In 1993 Janet Reno was unanimously con“ rmed by the Senate to be U.S. attorney general. In 2004 10 bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants. In 2011 a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japans northeastern coast, killing almost 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 87. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 84. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 79. Actress Tricia ONeil is 73. Actor Mark Metcalf is 72. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 68. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 68. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 67. Actress Susan Richardson is 66. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 65.Singer Nina Hagen is 63. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 63. 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. DEAR ABBY: My 92-year-old mother lives alone, still drives and manages by herself with a feral cat she took in. Shes dealing with heart failure, but doing well on her meds. I am 70, an only child, married, retired and live six hours away. We go to see her four times a year and stay for a week in our RV. We talk on the phone once a week and email a couple times in between phone calls. Mom says shes staying in her house as long as she is able. She has nice neighbors who will do anything for her, plus a lawn/snow service. We have told her shes welcome to come live with us, but she loves her independence and has the cat to take care of. She goes to her church group, senior citizens group and gets her nails done every three weeks. Shes busier than I am socially. But I feel consumed by guilt that shes so far away and afraid that each visit may be our last. My husband says he isnt moving, and he has his own activities and health issues. He doesnt want to stay with Mom more than a week because we end up watching QVC with her all afternoon. When we left last week, she said, My friends told me I hardly ever see you, and I hope you can come more often.Ž I dont know what to do. Am I doing enough? We pay her taxes and phone/ cable/internet and any big bills (car repairs). But Im not there to drop in the way most of her friends children do, who never moved away after high school. „ GUILTRIDDEN IN MARYLANDDEAR GUILT-RIDDEN: You are doing as much as you can for your mother. Her friends should not judge because their family situations are not the same as yours. You stated that you email her in between phone calls. Ask your mother if she would be open to video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) in between those phone calls. That way you could see each others faces, and it might help her feel less distant from you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.DEAR ABBYGuilt weighs down daughter of ind ependent elderly mother Jeanne PhillipsA mystery woman named in Stormy Daniels non-disclosure agreement is a fellow porn star who publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual assault during the campaign, her attorney said Thursday. Richard Weber: Trump is the leader of what? The moral underpinnings of the United States? No! He is a deplorably rich guy that got where he is by using everyone and anyone he thinks will advance his stature. Only to toss them away when hes “ nished. He does not represent the good people of this Country.Ž Several people who own Amazons Echo speakers have reported a strange bug: The Alexa voice assistant has been laughing for apparently no reason. Bobbie Cayce: Alexa starts talking without prompting and sometimes is talking when me or my husband walk in a room.Ž Brie Rockhill: Its the FBI, theyre laughing at you.Ž Mike Hatch: Robot awareness is happening throw them away before its too late!!!hahahahahaŽ Jennifer Kelly: Well be sitting there watching a movie and ours will start talking out of nowhere ...Ž Floridas Broward County school district is believed to be the first to stop accepting NRA money after a gunman killed 17 people at one of its schools Feb. 14. The teen charged in the shooting had been on a school rifle team that received NRA funding. But in some other districts, officials said they have no plans to back away. Richard Hill: The NRA funds did not make a shooter and since it takes a Village to raise a child maybe Broward County needs to re” ect on itself as to why this one person went bad and what they could have done to help him before it got to the level of the out come.Ž Gary Brakebill: Guess the county will be raising taxes to to fund the ROTC now.Ž


** 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 Hebrews in the Old or New Testament or neither? Old, New, Neither 2. From Ecclesiastes 4:9, two are better than _____; because they have a good reward for their labor? None, One, Few, Many 3. On the seventh day of the creation week, what did God do? Created man, Divided the oceans, Named the animals, Rested 4. From Genesis 33, where did Jacob build a house and make booths for his cattle? Beersheba, Succoth, Jerusalem, Kidron 5. On which MountŽ did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Sinai, Zion, Carmel, Pisgah 6. Whose two sons were Hophni and Phinehas? Ichabod, Eli, Jehoiada, Mattan ANSWERS: 1. New, 2. One, 3. Rested, 4. Succoth, 5. Sinai, 6. EliBy Joe KiddAcross 1 Huggers 5 Spectrum maker 10 "The Winner Takes It All" group 14 React to a pop idol, perhaps 19 Haul 20 Fall sign 21 They can be calm or rough 22 Specialized vocab 23 Skillful adventurers? 26 When rights may be prohibited 27 Musical clacker 28 Chooser's words 30 Pro shop buys 31 Attractive pitcher 32 __ Alley, supply source in the Harry Potter universe 33 Effective use of lang. 35 Field for feline frolic? 39 Neck-to-waist body armor 42 Laid into 43 Vermont tourist destinations 44 Stooges' specialty 46 Lasting lead-in? 47 __-Indian War 49 Sinus doc 50 About 51 Pro __: for now 52 Speech from a queen, maybe? 57 Recognize 58 Chicken Little, memorably 61 Least friendly 62 Diamond protector 63 Granola bar bit 64 Ocean predators 65 Where Tippecanoe Cty. is 66 Ticket abbr. 68 Hellish 70 Competitions 75 Savor, with "in" 76 Unusually vicious nocturnal ” ier? 78 Saigon holiday 79 Northeast Nevada city 80 Grand __ Opry 81 She, in Siena 82 First name in gossip 83 "Whatever" 86 __ bit: slightly 88 One with an IRA, say 89 Reversible fabrics 90 Burned-out hillbilly? 94 Jim Davis canine 95 Name on a pricey handbag 96 Some Ivy Leaguers 97 Kelly of talk 99 Dapper accessory 101 Intrasemester exam 105 1980s-'90s Commodore computer 107 Bedtime bugaboo? 109 One “ t for a queen? 110 Golf selection 111 Large chamber group 112 Home repair option, brie” y 113 Ad hoc hunters 114 French 101 verb 115 Hired hoods 116 Sweater mishap Down 1 Guinness of "Smiley's People" 2 Bill awarded her a Presidential Medal of Freedom 3 Comfy footwear 4 Governor's ride 5 Member of a noted octet 6 They're added to bills 7 "Yeah, right!" 8 Span. title 9 "The War of the Worlds" attacker 10 Bagel cheese 11 Confers (on) 12 It's passed in a race 13 AAA member?: Abbr. 14 __-mo 15 Sun worshiper's seasonal harangue? 16 How some lawyers are paid 17 Double-curve molding 18 Auction actions 24 Play with, kitten-style 25 Mississippi senator Cochran and jazz trumpeter Jones 29 Lets off steam 32 Luth. or Meth. 34 __ Honor 35 Frat row letter 36 First president of the Czech Republic 37 Fluid buildup 38 North Dakota's "Magic City" 39 Art able to 40 __ metal 41 Brief timetable 45 Some skinny jeans 47 Roasting gadget 48 Org. with forms 53 CBS or NBC 54 1983 taxi comedy 55 20th-century princess 56 Hi-__ image 59 Megalith inscribed with saws? 60 Welcoming sight 62 Blow-up aid 64 Hymn relative 65 Visiting Hollywood, say 66 Lively dance 67 Ice cream treats 68 Dances with graceful gestures 69 Mimic 70 Trig ratio 71 They're rarely heard from skilled carpenters 72 Cook's need 73 Bit of dogma 74 "Boo!" reaction 75 Bit of sweat 76 Place for a plug 77 Scouts do good ones 82 Jay-Z and others 84 "Woe __": 1996 grammar book 85 Steam engine exhaust system 86 Campus bldg. 87 Breaking down 88 Worker in a forge 91 Gar“ eld's gal pal 92 Like the pre-Easter season 93 Elite slates 95 Essence 97 Gravelly sound 98 Texting quali“ er 100 '70s tennis star Nastase 101 "Hmm ... I doubt that" 102 Churchill's 1955 successor 103 Den piece 104 Part of a pre-“ re pile 106 Had lunch, say 108 GunkCommercial Break D6 Sunday, March 11, 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) „ The feeling behind things matters more than a little. You have nourished and helped others toward a healthier body, and now you'll speak to the realm of emotional and spiritual “ tness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) „ Though it may be true that the most powerful way to speak is with brevity, it would be wrong to assume that it's always in a person's best interest to take the obvious power position. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) „ One supermodel asks another, "What's the point of being beautiful if you don't feel beautiful?" You'll do the things that make your heart sing, and you'll radiate so much more than a particular arrangement of features ever could. CANCER (June 22-July 22) „ Your energy and focus go into a fascinating task -work that seduces you into such a state of ” ow that you're unlikely to be aware of anything outside of it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) „ You're in the loop. You understand dynamics at play that others don't. It would take you a long time to explain all you've “ gured out by being involved and paying attention along the way. You've earned this. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) „ You'll “ nd yourself among people who are competitive and noncollaborative. Relax and become extremely aware of your surroundings and you'll still be able to “ nd out everything you need to know. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) „ Even the most spiritually attuned earthling must function in the material and social world, which adheres to practical rules. You've a bird's-eye perspective today, though you'll be tending to things on the ground. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) „ You'd love to know what's coming up. Your best way to do this is to choose something and then make sure it happens. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) „ Capturing the attention of others is rather easy for you, but leading it well is the real challenge. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) „ It's all happening now. This is true even when it feels as if the day is moving at a snail's pace and nothing is getting accomplished. Ten minutes makes the difference. Press on through this 10 minutes and then the next. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) „ It's said that every artist paints himself into his work, though this is true for more than painters. We can't help but execute the tasks of life by the dictates of our own personality, as demonstrated by your work today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) „ It wasn't long ago that you hoped against hope to be the person you are today and have the things you have now. 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. Hosting makers, bakers and growers year-round. Details at or 850-481-6868 WEST INDIES MARKET: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Emerald Coast Events Venue, 17760 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. Paintings, sculptures, baked goods, jewelry, handmade furniture, and more. Details, hilltopproductionevents. com BAY BUILDING ASSOCIATION 2018 HOME AND GARDEN EXPO: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds with children's activities, food and seminars; free admission. 'A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS': 2 p.m. at the Martin Theatre, 409 Harrison Ave., Panama City. Details and tickets at or 850-763-8080 AZALEA TRAIL 2018: 2 p.m. crowning of the Azalea Trail Queen at the Garden Club, 810 Garden Club Drive, in Panama City, followed by the girls and their escorts in the Lawn Parade from 3-4 p.m. The trail starts on Beach Drive and continues through the Cove neighborhood down Bunkers Cove and ends at Cherry Street. 'WIZARD OF OZ': 7:30 p.m. at the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City, as part of Panama City Music Association's 76th season. Details and tickets, Monday 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 850-774-7953 or BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBIT: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marina Civic Center. Presented by Bay Arts Alliance. 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 LINE DANCING: noon at the Lynn Haven Senior Center. Beginning and Advance classes offered. For details, call 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 PANAMA CITY BOP & SHAG: 6:30-9 p.m. at Grand Square Hall, 1105 Bob Little Road, Panama City with dinner, dance and fun (East/West Coast Swing, Latin, Ballroom). Admission: $3. Join us for dinner, dance, and fun 'CREATING A BIRD AND WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPE WITH FLORIDA NATIVE PLANTS': 7 p.m. at the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida, 308 Airport Road, Panama City; sponsored by Bay County Audubon Society. Program presented by Dara Dobson, a Walton County Master Gardener and member of the Florida Native Plant Society, the Wild” ower Foundation and Audubon. Free and open to public; refreshments provided. Tuesday TAI CHI A BETTER BALANCE: 9 a.m. at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, Lynn Haven, facilitated by a certi“ ed instructor. For details, call 850-277-2730. 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


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 E1 VIEWPOINTS GUEST COLUMNIST Im already dreading it. Today at 2 a.m., daylight saving time (DST), the practice of moving our clocks forward one hour in the spring and backward one hour in the fall, commenced. When I waketoday at my regular time„ which will depend on the pub I was drowning my DST sorrows at the night before„ I will be short by one hour. I will be in a stupor, for the most part, until November, when I must set my clocks back one hour„ at which time I officially will resume my perpetual confusion about what the heck time it is. Today half the clocks in my house„ those that have been off by an hour since November„ will display the correct time. The other half, which have displayed the correct time since November, will be wrong. Thus, when I have business meetings or social engagements to attend, Ill be one hour late or one hour early, but hardly ever on time. Daylight saving time was first implemented in Thunder Bay, Canada, in 1908. The goal was to squeeze an extra hour of daylight out of a typical day. The United States adopted the concept in 1918, but, reports TimeandDate. com, without uniform rules across all states, it resulted in widespread chaos in commerce and transportation. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 addressed that challenge by synchronizing the switch dates across the country. In an effort to save energy following the 1973 oil embargo, Congress changed DST dates again„ then changed them again in 1976. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed yet another set of DST dates„ which changed one more time in 2007, to our current March-and-November cycle. Millions of Americans have been befuddled ever since. I think a grand conspiracy is under way in which clearheaded morning peopleŽ are attempting to use DST to swindle us night-time peopleŽ and swipe our girlfriends while we are in a continuous state of fogginess. I also think Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are in collusion to fatten profits. Starbucks coffee has always been ridiculously expensive, but et tu, Dunkin? I got a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee recently that was just shy of Starbucks exorbitant icedcoffee cost. I suspect price-fixing. I suspect federal officials are being bribed to keep adjusting DST rules so that we are forever groggy and grumpy, conditions that allow Big Coffee to fleece us. Where is Special Counsel Robert Mueller when you need him? In any event, an endless DST debate continues. Proponents of DST say it Never time for daylight saving Tom PurcellSee PURCELL, E2With the help of a sensationalizing press and of the entertainment business, which makes the pernicious and violent video games and movies that I think play the biggest role in mass shootings, liberals predictably seized upon the Parkland shooting rampage to call for more gun control. There are two hypocrisies here: First, Democrats, Hollywood, government officials and the mainstream press are all protected by gun-toting security. They are safe precisely because their guards have guns „ which ghettos, farms and trailer parks do not. The mayor of Nashville has a personal security guard; she even found extra government work for him on the side. Second, if more laws and gun control really worked, all mass shootings could just be outlawed. The FBI didnt follow up on tips. And the deranged shooter, Cruz, was visited by police 39 times, once after he put a gun to someones head. If you cannot enforce laws you have, why do you want to layer more laws on the current ones? Oh yeah „ and the cowardly sheriffs deputy at the school resigned, presumably to join the French Army. Senate Minority Leader Up-Chuck Schumer aligns himself with other famous world leaders who forced gun control: Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-Tung, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Kim Jung-Il, Moammar Gadhafi and Hugo Chavez. When you are told by politicians that you do not need the Second Amendment, thats when you need it most. John Adams said, Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of country, overthrow of tyranny or private defense.Ž With Obama weaponizing agencies like the IRS and FBI against citizens, we might have needed guns sooner. We live in an increasingly divided country. Half of us want to be protected by Trump and the other half wants to be protected from him „ although, surprisingly, Trump is open to gun law changes. Mass shootings play to Trumps themes. As Ann Coulter has observed, firstand second-generation immigrants have committed a large and notable number of all mass shootings since 2000. Thats Trumps sweet spot. If done with reason and not emotion, I could see streamlining the many gun laws we have that are not enforced now and replacing them with better ones. Sadly, facts seldom matter in politics. Youd think we are a gun-murder based economy. Not so. According to Dr. Alan Bates, Murder rates nationwide have dropped 52 percent over 20 years ƒ violent crime by 49 percent to a 41-year low (FBI stats), synchronous with 41 states adopting right to carry laws.ŽSelf-control before gun controlThey Panama City cray“ sh is the subject of a debate over whether to classify the species as threatened. [U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE] By Mary SittmanGuest ColumnistThe Florida Fishand Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) previously attempted to list the Panama City crayfish as threatened. After those efforts failed, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now has its own proposed rule to list the species as threatened. For all the reasons many opposed the actions of the FWC, many have submitted comments in opposition to the proposed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action. These regulations, if enacted, will impose serious restrictions on the use of land within the designated zone and may affect the future quality of life in Bay County. The plan designates an area consisting of approximately 56 square miles within Bay County „ encompassing the cities of Panama City, Lynn Haven, Parker, Springfield and Callaway „ as protected crayfish habitat. Using the soils preferred by the crayfish, more than 70 percent of the land in this zone will be designated crayfish habitat. Before any development or alterations to any property lying within this zone, a property owner will be required to obtain a takeŽ permit. It is urgently important that all potentially affected landowners within the designated zone be aware of the requirements of the proposal and the potential loss of the use or value of their property. The data used to indicate the need to list this species is spurious at best. Throughout the draft management plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that estimates of abundance are lacking.Ž The report further indicates they really dont know very much about the crayfish or its biological lifestyle. The scientists involved in the study of the crayfish do not yet know what human activities could cause harm to the crayfish: Specific data demonstrating cause and effect for current and perceived threats are lacking in many cases.Ž The truth of the matter is that the crayfish is a highly adaptable creature that has responded to the loss of its natural habitat by taking up residence in human altered landscape. The crayfish has moved from small wet depressions in pine forests to the swales, ditches and power line easements throughout its range. The management plan suggests jurisdiction could be extended to the remaining 30 percent of the lands that do not contain the preferred hydric soils, because there is evidence that juvenile crayfish are transported overland by sheetflowŽ rains. Clearly any alteration in the upland landscape (driveway, building) could create an impediment to this sheetflowŽ and therefore create an impediment to crayfish survival. As a matter of fact, the plan calls for regulating and controlling off-road vehicle use on lands that aren't habitat lands based on the premise that those vehicles can cause ruts that might alter hydrology. Because most local land development regulations require an environmental analysis to determine the presence or absence of regulated species on lands proposed for development, all property with soils suitable for crayfish habitat (70 percent) will be required to prove the absence of crayfish. In order to defend their rights to develop something as simple as a swimming pool, property owners could be required to hire biologists to survey their property. Because a definitive determination cannot be made unless three samples have been performed over three seasons (two wet and one dry), a lengthy drought could cause a landowner to have to wait five to six years before confirming that no crayfish existed on their property.Proposed crayish listing makes no sense Ron HartSee HART, E2 See SITTMAN, E2


** E2 Sunday, March 11, 2018 | The News Herald VIEWPOINTS Most of the threats cited in the plan are merely speculative. The most frequently cited cause is loss of habitat.Ž The species was first identified in 1942. At that time, the population of Bay County was 20,686. The estimated population of Bay County in 2017 was 183,974, a 900 percent increase, and yet the species continues to be present in all surveyed sites. Also, because the crayfish has been found in mosquito breeding zones (ditches and swales), it is likely that any spraying for mosquitoes could be suspended throughout the region to avoid chemical drift into protected habitat. No longer will residents of this region be assured of protection from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. The health of the crayfish will, by law, come ahead of the health of Bay County residents The proposal acknowledges mitigation and minimization activities may increase costs to permit applicants. No economic analysis of the plan was performed, as the assumption was made that applicants for permits would be subject to wetland regulation-related costs and the costs associated with a crayfish take permit would not add much to that burden. Nevertheless, many of the soils listed are present in non-wetland areas. The plan further seeks to extend its regulatory reach across non-jurisdictional property. Florida law specifically requires a management plan to address anticipated economic impacts of implementing or not implementing the recommended action. The plan currently proposed does not adequately address the economic danger to this community. A recent Panama City sewer line project incurred a $100,000 cost increase to protect alleged crayfish habitat. Despite Florida Administrative Code requirements that the agency assess anticipated social impacts of implementation, the plan states the regulatory agencies have not obtained sufficient public input to assess the social impacts of the listing. Katherine Phillips, a field supervisor for USFWS in Panama City, has said the threatened status might not be needed if the county, state or federal government purchases some wetlands to allow the crustaceans population levels to come back. Fish and wildlife officials said the wetlands acreage to bring the species off the threatened list would need to be in the 2,150-acre range. The species could exist on wetlands with recreational uses such as walking paths, and the wetlands would have other ecological benefits. Besides potential limits to land use, the listing of the Panama City crayfish could subject the average fisherman innocently collecting bait to criminal fines for the unwitting takingŽ of the crayfish. I am not aware of any method to positively identify the species without a postmortem examination. It would be nearly impossible to educate all Bay County residents on the correct method for distinguishing good bait from threatenedŽ bait. Even the simplest of normal human activities could become the subject of criminal indictments if the citizens are not willing to accede to the proposed extortion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The author is a resident of Panama City. SITTMANFrom Page E1gives us more daylight in spring and summer, which gets us out of the house and makes us happier. Opponents say it makes spring and summer mornings darker, which makes us less productive at work most of the year. They also say it causes us to consume more energy. Im unable to participate in the conversation, however, because I havent finished my first pot of coffee. As I see it, if DST is going to keep us forever disoriented, why adjust our clocks forward and backward by only one hour? Why not move them forward to 2030 so I can begin collecting Social Security „ or backward to 1984, when I had a 29-inch waist and was still able to date really goodlooking ladies? Whatever the case, my mother is especially worried about my difficulty adjusting to DST changes. She jokes that Ill be late for my own funeral. Or an hour early. Tom Purcell is a columnist with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Cagle Cartoons. PURCELLFrom Page E1In every one of my columns about guns, I have said that we need a balanced study on guns„ and not from the hysterical hyenas on opposing sides. We shouldnt use polls just from the NRA or Chuck Schumers Upper Eastside condo board. With the results, and after the emotion of a school shooting has faded and reason can prevail, perhaps we can dispel myths and reduce some of the bureaucracy surrounding gun ownership. Only 323 deaths a year are caused by assault weapons. In one recent year, 496 Americans were killed with hammers, 650 with knives, and 12,000 people died because of drunk drivers. Millions of Americans are dying from obesity-related causes; perhaps a one-week waiting period to buy a Twinkie is next? Or confiscation of all forks? Delta Air Lines cowarded and said it was no longer going to award members of the NRA discounts on flights. It was later determined that 13 folks took those discounts last year. Bold move, Delta. Then Dicks Sporting Goods said it will stop selling certain assault rifles,Ž and celebs predictably applauded. Rosie ODonnell, Ellen DeGeneres and k.d. lang, who had never much been into Dicks their whole lives, suddenly were. Of course, George Clooney, protected in his jets by armed security guards, gave money for an anti-gun march. George is at that awkward career stage, too old for leading man roles but too young for Life Alert or a Jitterbug phone, so he opines on politics for attention. Manly stars of the 60s were different than the knee-jerk liberal actors of today. The great Dean Martin summed up the gun debate best when he was charged by a district attorney with two felony counts of carrying a loaded .38 handgun. The media threw him into the debate by asking as he was leaving the jail, Mr. Martin, do you think everyone should have a gun?Ž He said, No, preferably just me.Ž Ron Hart, a libertarian syndicated oped humorist, award-winning author and TV/radio commentator, can be reached at Ron@, or visit HARTFrom Page E1Katiusca Dulski cries as she visits a memorial for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. [MATT MCCLAIN/ WASHINGTON POST] Panama City cray“ sh. [PHOTOS BY U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE]


** The News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 E3 VIEWPOINTS ANOTHER VIEWThe slow but steady privatization of Floridas public schools continuedlast week with the Legislatures approval of an omnibus education bill that funnels millions more tax dollars to private schools while public schools struggle to pay for everything from teachers to textbooks to technology. Moreover, the sweeping bill, the No. 1 priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran this legislative session, targets teachers unions through arequirement that says local unions that do not have at least 50 percent of its districts teachers as members could lose their certification and, in turn, their right to bargain on behalf of teachers and other school employees. Its simple union busting. Yes, Corcoran is on a one-man mission to destroy public schools as we know them. State Sen. Dennis Baxley acknowledged as much when he was quoted by the Tampa Bay Times: This is the future. Were empowering personalizationŽ of education. The bill in question is House Bill 7055. It creates a new voucher program, known as the Hope Scholarship, that would provide state money to students who claim they are being bullied in public schools so they can attend the private school of their choice. Price tag: $41 million. Problem is, the bill does not require any proof of the bullying, just the students and parents say-so. Moreover, it does nothing to address the alleged bullies. Finally, it does nothing to mitigate ongoing bullying in the public schools in general. The bill also allows businesses to direct the sales tax they pay on their rent away from the states general fund and into an account for another voucher program, the Gardiner Scholarships, which are for students with mental or physical disabilities to attend private school. The amount allowed under the bill, $57.5 million. The House passed a major tax package that gives a sense of how remarkably generous our lawmakers are to private schools and how uncaring they are about the public schools. The total amount of just sales tax revenues slated to be set aside for voucher programs next year is $154 million. Again, that is just sales tax dollars. Since 2010 the number of students receiving private school vouchers has ballooned from 35,000 to 106,000. And the voucher program that started in 2001 under former Gov. Jeb Bush with $50 million doled out $698 million this year. In the coming school year, the state could spend $873 million. If lawmakers like Corcoran are allowed to continue stealing from public needs to pad private bottom lines, public education as we know it in Florida will be changed forever „ and not likely for the better. And, lest we forget, the private schools benefiting from this public giveaway are not required to meet the same performance standards as public schools. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Ocala StarBanner, a News Herald sister paper with GateHouse MediaOUR VIEWPrivatization of public educationWhat a glorious thing, watching West Virginia teachers, most of them women, shut down the states public schools for nearly two weeks to force their elected officials to give them the 5 percent raise they surely deserve. On the brink of victory, the crowd of teachers gathered in the West Virginia Capitol started singing the state anthem. Seeing so many people, of such a mix of ages and colors, swaying together as they belted out John Denvers 1971 hit Take Me Home, Country RoadsŽ can make you believe we really are making progress in this country. In addition to the teachers, many of the unsung heroes in this nine-day strike were the people most immediately affected by it: parents. Students, of course, were missing classroom time, but working parents, particularly those with younger children, had to scramble to cobble together child care. Still, neither state nor national media coverage offered up much in the way of complaining by parents. Even parents of high school seniors, with so much to do in so little time, seemed mostly to take it in stride. Why is that? As I quickly learned, talk to a hundred parents and youll hear a hundred stories „ but a theme of support threads through them. Lisa Weihman, a mother of two high-schoolers in Morgantown, echoed the opinions of so many. I havent met a single parent, even on community boards, who isnt mostly supporting the teachers,Ž Weihman, an associate professor of English at West Virginia University,told me in a phone interview Tuesday. Everyone knows a teacher, and most of us know a teacher who is working a second or third job, which is most of them.Ž Many of her former students are teachers, too. I think we all know they deserve better. And better pay keeps better teachers in the state.Ž The National Education Association ranks the average salaries for teachers for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. In 2016, West Virginia ranked 48th „ at $45,622 „ which was 0.4 percent less than it was in 2015. The only states that rank lower are Oklahoma, South Dakota and Mississippi. Teachers in West Virginia dont have to travel far to find better pay. Of its neighboring states, Pennsylvania ranked 10th; Ohio, 21st; Kentucky, 26th; and Virginia, 30th. Weihman said the teachers are a politically diverse group, which helped their cause. You couldnt demonize them as liberals versus right-wingers, Republicans versus Democrats. The attitude was, No, this is about our kids.Ž Some Republican leaders threatened to cut Medicaid to pay for the teachers raises. Thats what an attempt to demonize teachers looks like. If Weihmans response is an indication, the takeaway by the constituents of West Virginia is much different. Weve always been told (the teachers) have so little power, that they were more an association than a union,Ž she said. That they could act like a real union and be a real union is inspiring. This is how collective bargaining works.Ž Theres a lesson there for workers everywhere in America, and its the same one kids like me learned growing up in union households. As I watched West Virginia behold the power of its teachers and the communities that supported them, I heard the voice of my father: For people like us, our strength is in our numbers, and our power comes from standing together. Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with Creators Syndicate.New lesson plan in West Virginia ONLY ONLINETOP 5 VIEWED VIDEOS1. Legislative hearing on Dunn legislation 2. Cody Shirah testimony 3. New accessible park equipment at Oakland Terrace Park 4. The Bay County Sheriffs Of“ ce announced today the arrest of Bryan Frank Broxton on charges of Felony 5. Moran trial video (clip 1)TOP 10 MOST READ STORIES1. More than 40 arrested for drinking on beach 2. FHP: Both drivers killed in head-on wreck on State 22 3. Spring Break Beach patrol a different ball game now 4. Florida Legislature OKs year-round daylight saving time 5. Father, daughter charged with incest 6. PCB March alcohol ban starts Thursday 7. Driver charged in fatal PCB wreck 8. Submerged RV pulled from water in Southport 9. 9 PCB Spring Break laws to know in 2018 10. Hundreds turn out for surprise car show for boy with cancer 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: pcnhletters@pcnh.comGET 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; Nine-year-old Mikah Phillips, diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, holds a model of his favorite car, a Nissan GTR, as a surprise car show meant to lift his spirits before he goes in for surgery next week. [ERYN DION/ THE NEWS HERALD] Connie SchultzTOP 10 PODCASTS1. 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** E4 Sunday, March 11, 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 American Legion Auxiliary Post 402 Bay County Library FoundationPC native earns Blue Angels crestValentines for vetsWhen the Emerald Coast American Legion Auxiliary Post 402 learned Food4Kidz was serving approximately 26 percent veterans and their families, the Auxiliary wanted to help. Pictured on left is Bobbie Brigman, co-founder, vice president and outreach coordinator for Food4Kidz. Of the approximate 28,000 Bay District School students enrolled, 25 percent (one in four or about 8,000 live in a food insecureŽ household). To learn more about American Ladies Auxiliary, call 850-624-3944. To learn more about Food4Kidz, visit www. The Bay County Public Library Foundation board members presented a generous donation of $25,561.17 to the Bay County Public Library. Most of the donation will be used to purchase books and materials for the library collection; $5,000 will go toward to the Northwest Regional Library Systems OverDrive collection to increase the number of eBooks and audiobooks. Three iPads will be purchased to be used in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. The foundations mission is to promote literacy and provide cultural enrichment that enhances the Bay County Library System and strengthens the community. The Bay County Public Library is located at 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Call 850-5222120 or visit for more information. Cmdr. Eric Doyle, left, Flight Leader for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, presents Logistics Specialist 1st Class (AW) Derrious Austin, from Panama City, with his crest during a Blue Angels cresting ceremony at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., after he completed several weeks of training in squadron history, procedures, teamwork and traditions. Bill Kinsaul Clerk of Court delivered 120 Valentines goody bags to the Clifford Chester Sims Veterans State Nursing Home for all of the residents. Donations included lip balm, tissues, and other toiletries along with 300 valentines with messages of appreciation for their service. As part of Black History Month recognition, the Glenwood "Seniors On The Move" visited the A.D. Harris Learning Center to view life-like wax “ gures chronicling the history of black people in America. Seniors participating included Edie Whitehead, Lucille Greene, Jonnie Dixon, Lecie Flowers, Hubert Mar tin, James Hayden, Weedie Watson, Loreatha Holland and Jonnie Bell Williams This years exhibit featured abolitionist/activist Sojourner Truth, chemical engineer/inventor Norberto Rillieuz, journalist/activist Ida B. Wells, civil rights activist Medgar Evers, activist/writer/NAACP chair Mytlie Evers-Williams, and aviator Bessie Coleman. Black History Mont h is all about teaching others about black culture, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of equal rights for all.Seniors On The Move


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Thomas Dr € Panama City BchMLS# 665480 $229,000 € Laketown Wharf € Amazing Gulf views € 2 BR/ 2 BA plus bunk Terry Conzelman, Realtor 850-832-4886 6117 Katie Way € Panama cityMLS# 668378 $165,000 € Affordable & Adorable € Newer Subdivision € Open Floor Plan € Conveniently Located 9139 Indian Bluff Rd € YoungstownMLS# 661855 $23,900 € Waterfront € Over 1/2 Acre € Deerpoint Area € NOT in Flood Zone Eva M. 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A € Panama CityMLS# 667708 $179,900 € 3 BR/ 2 BA Totally remodeled € Metal Roof € New Appliances Linda Sherrell, Realtor 850-348-3500 3442 Seminole Ln € MariannaMLS# 662713 $344,500 € Spectacular Views of Silver lake € Lake with Gulf access € Plenty of space € Spring/Summer time Memories Opportunities 901 Brandeis € Panama CityMLS# 660376 $210,000 € Spacious home w/great over ow € Large Mature fenced yard € 2 car garage w/great storage € Swimming Pool Kay Warneck, Realtor 850-890-8067 6500 Bridgewater Way PH-2 € Panama City BchMLS# $695,000 € 4 BR Penthouse € Incredible Views€ Boater Paradise on Intracoastal waterway4620 Bay Point Rd € Panama City BchMLS# 668189 $259,900 € Completely Renovated € Marina € Golf € Pool Linda Kirk, Realtor 850-630-0044 4624 Delwood Park Blvd € Panama City BchMLS# 663880 $264,900 € 3 BR / 2 BA, 1,679 Sq Ft € New Roof, Paint and Landscaping € Large Screened Porch € Home Warranty Included 101 Sawgrass Ct 203 € Panama City BchMLS# 652952 $425,000 € Waterfront on Lake Powell € 4 BR / 3.5 BA, 2,214 Sq Ft € Gated Wild Heron Community € Fully Furnished Deb Brown, Realtor 850-819-6726 6422 W Hwy 98 402 € Panama City BchMLS# 667571 $278,500 € 2 BR/ 2 BA Bay front € Owner Financing € 1,384 Sq Ft, 4th Floor € Extra outside storage 14701 Front Bch Rd #929 € Panama City BchMLS# 668009 $199,900 € Gulf Front 1/1 w/Bunk € Great Rental Property € Fully Furnished € 9th Floor Libby Sipple, Realtor 850-832-7586 PENDING NF-1178697 ERICA PRICE | Broker/Owner850-381-1358 www.PanamaCityExitRealty.com731-A Airport Rd | Panama City, FL 32405 NF-1178686 PANAMA CITY BEACH MLS# 666433 Beautiful 3 BR with Pool 125 RUSTY GANS DR LYNN HAVEN MLS #668274 College Pointe Beautiful 4 Bedroom $409,900 1102 BRITTON RD € KIRKLAND MANOR € MLS# 667211 € Lakefront Executive 5 BR / 3 Bath home $419,900 7515 NAUTICAL CT REDUCED!$345,000 Nice, big office spaces. From 200 sqf and up. Shared Reception, conf. areas. Utilities included Starting at $460 and up. Callaway Village Square221-B N. Tyndall Parkway; General Retail Space; 1700 sq. ft; Available Immediately; Contact (850) 814-2998 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. 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 Near Tyndall, Nice 3br, 2 ba. Washer/Dryer Hkup, single car garage. NO PETS. incl lawn svc. $900mo+ dep. (850) 769-1726 Panama City 3br 1ba, no pets. $700 + $700 dep. Call 785-7341 or 814-3211 Text FL78133 to 56654 1998 Mobile HomeLike new, very large, 3br, 2ba In quiet neighborhood, on leased private property. $18,990 asking price. Contact: 850-874-9342 Bayou George 3bd/2ba, 16x80,also avail. Clean, quiet, lrg yrd, no pets w/s/g incld. 850-265-4043 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMSthrough classified.CALL 747-5020 Spot Advertising works! www.RentERAFlorida.com740 S. Tyndall Pkwy Panama City, FL 32404850-785-1581 Please contact us or visit our website for a complete list of our available rentals. Se habla Espanol.~NF-1179258119 College Ave Unit 1 1/1 $700 218 E 1st Ct Unit B 2/1.5 $900 3900 Becora Ct 3/2 $1200 5412 Lance St 3/2 $1250 6302 Lake Dr 3/2 $1300 135 N Berthe Ave 3/2 $1350 6625 Chipewa St 3/2 $1400 920 Amber Way 4/2 $1675 7418 Chipewa St 3/2 $1800 510 Bunkers Cove 3/3 $1850


CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 F F 3 3 WATERFRONTRESIDENTIAL LANDWEWA WATERFRONT Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA canal townhouse. Call Shirley for details. MLS#668508Large 3BR/3BA home on lake with boathouse. Give one of us a call. MLS#42023780 acres with woods and a creek. Great for hunting and shing. Call Wesley for information. MLS# 655237 One of the top selling COMMERCIAL brokerages in Bay County. Call us for ALL your real estate needs. NF-1177910 315 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL DwightHicks.comCOMMERCIAL LOTS 3 possibilities with endless potential. All on high traf c roads. Call Dwight for speci cs. MLS# 668216 or #666226 or #607609 J O I N O U R JOIN OUR T E A M TEAMAlways looking for ambitious agents to work with us and be a part of our team. If interested call Dwight. Dwight Hicks (850) 215-1616Broker Specializing in commercial and business Shirley Rockwell (850) 890-3830Licensed Realtor Specializing in residential buyers and Wesley Pennington (850) 867-1767Licensed Realtor Specializing in residential Beth Williams (850) 867-0101Licensed Realtor Specializing in residential Veronica Barron (850) 867-0105Licensed Realtor Specializing in residential $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 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 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 3102 Preserve Rookery Blvd. Fabulous 4bd/5ba executive home in the gated Preserve community. $679,900Bay 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. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 NF-1177358 Featured Homes Carroll Realty, Inc.Brittany Rouse Realtor850-774-3479 2617 Altha Avenue3 bedroom 2 bathroom at over 1500 sq ft. Located close to 231 and the restaurants/shops on 23rd Street. Many additions to this home A MUST SEE!! $209,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 13PMNF-1177380 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM 2618 Pretty Bayou Island Drive MLS# 666860 € $389,900 4BR/2BA € 2,878 sqft € Lake front € New Appliances Pool € Florida Room € New Roof Dir: West on 23rd St to Frankford Ave. Turn R on Frankford, L on Hwy 390, R on Island View Dr, L on Pretty Bayou Island Dr. Follow around, house will be on right.Bill White, Realtor850-814-4899NF-1177359 NF-1177360 Pr e em m i e r P Pr op p e er ti e e es 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!$319,990 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-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. 307 WILSON AVE #15 1/1 ..................$825 12 ALMA C 2/2 ..................$825 285 SUKOSHI DR 2/1.5 ...............$850 3806 17TH ST A 3/2 .................$950 5205 9TH ST 3/2 .................$995 2508 W 21ST ST 3/1 ...............$1,100 326 S MACARTHUR AVE 3/2 ...............$1,200 909 ROSEMONT ST 3/2 ..............$1,4508700 FRONT BEACH RD UNIT 1209 2/2.5 ............$1,595 7526 SUNSET AVE 3/2 ...............$1,750 2931 CANAL DR 3/2 ...............$2,000 6836 TOEPFER BLVD 3/2 ..............$2,500NF-1179274 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020


CLASSIFIEDSF F 4 4 Sunday, March 11, 2018| The News Herald 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-1179267 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 N e w L i s t i n g s New Listings P r i c e R e d u c t i o n s Price Reductions $59,000 00 St. Luke St1BR/1BA cottage, all new everything inside, close to Tyndall AFB $11,900 Old Gristmill Rdtwo congruent lots = half acre with county zoning, horses allowed $129,000 801 Reese Dr3BR/2BA mobile home on 2.13 acres, private pond, pole barn, corner $134,900 Endless Summer #C172BR/1BA condo overlooking courtyard and pool, across from beach $149,000 4010 Delisa Ave3BR/2BA renovated Pinnacle Pines home, close to Tyndall AFB $150,000 Sandcastles West #292BR/2.5BA townhome, wood look tile oors, close to beach $159,900 Bay Point Golf Villas #4222BR/2BA updated ground oor unit overlooking golf course $159,900 Island Reserve #72161BR/1BA condo with a bonus room, bamboo oors, 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 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 Norrth Lagoon Oaks, workshop $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 $335,000 6223 Little Dirt Rd3BR/2.5BA log cabin on the bay, 1 acre, screened porch, workshop $498,000 3681 Preserve Blvd4BR/2.5BA Preserve home with pool, lots of extras and built-ins $179,000 Nautical Watch #C112BR/1BA condo with gulf view, updated, furnished rental ready $215,000 Sugar Beach #C442BR/2BA furnished and updated condo, overlooks lake, gulf view $227,000 21807 Palm Ave2BR/1BA Riviera Beach cottage 1.5 blocks from Gulf of Mexico $259,000 16209 Lullwater Dr3BR/2BA on Lullwater Lake, brand new roof, all brick home $539,000 8228 South Lagoon Dr4BR/3BA home on Grand Lagoon with dock, lots of upgrades $895,000 829 N Bay Dr4BR/3.5BA College Point home on Mill Bayou, dock with 12,000lb hoist $94,900 7514 Jefferson Ave2BR/1BA on nearly an acre, lots of upgrades, close to boat ramp $320,000 264 Sukoshi Dr3BR/2.5BA home on Callaway Bayou with new dock, inground pool $344,900 8201 Palm Cove Blvd3BR/2BA Palm Bay home, corner lot, inground pool, summer kitchen $489,900 Grand Residence #38043BR/3BA top oor condo with bay and gulf views, bonus room Won’t you join us?Visit our sales office to get all the news and information about new homes in SweetBay. Call 844-35-SWEET It’s beautiful outside. Feels like the perfect day for a bayfront run after walking the kids to school—and treating them to poolside popsicles when they get out. SweetBay is a new master-planned community in Panama City, Florida with miles of coastline to get in touch with nature and neighbors. Our bayfront village will foster a healthy lifestyle we like to call, “relaxed living with a dash of Southern charm.” It’s a friendly neighborhood with everything you need just a short walk away. Academy Park, our first neighborhood, features University Academy (UA)—a free public K-6 charter school, with expansion plans to 8th grade. UA placed 1st in the district based on 2014 state standard scores. And our location is an easy drive to nearby universities, hospitals, military bases, and many other work centers. A community of new & custom homesites now open in Panama City, Florida. Now Open NF-1179270


CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Sunday, March 11, 2018 F F 5 5 NF-1177368 CEDAR CREEK RANCHES FOR SALE10 to 33 AcresBCLFS.850-258-9677 FEATURED LISTINGSSouthportVacant Lot on Hwy 2302. 150 Frontage. Home, MH or Duplex OK. Only $27,500Bayou George3BR 2BA 1460 SF+ DWMH on .78 acre Beautiful trees. Finance Available. Adjoining property available Over 2400 SF Total.$89,0001st Time Home BuyerWe make it so easy to understand the procedures. No detail, confusing technical talk. Let me tell you how I can possibly put you in your 1st home for No out of pocket moneyŽ!!Venetian VillaCanal Front (Navigable) 3BR 2.5BA 2 Sty. T.H. Bonus Rm. Fireplace. Needs TLC. Below Only $179,000Lynn Haven4BR 2BA 2 Sty. 1901 SF T.H. w/ gar. Cul-de-Sac. Immaculate one-owner with 100% Fin. Available. Many upgrades. Only $179,000(Below Appraisal). Visit our Web/Email: Action R.V. StorageVeteran Discount Contact us at:dmalloy@knology.net265-1006 WE HAVE HOMES100%FINANCINGNF-1179250Appts Encouraged PUT MY 39 YEARS EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU! Lynn Haven4BR 2BA 1674 SF +Corner lot. Immaculate. New Roof. New AC. 100% Financing Available. Mixed use. $169,000No matter what anyone says Experience does make a difference.Ž Call me today and get more than your moneys worth. Lucas Lake Area $44,000 Spring eld $24,000 Wewa $90,000 HUDSGOVERNMENT OWNED HOMES CONTRACT PENDINGCONTRACT PENDING Clerical / Data EntryAn established Restoration Company, 20 plus successful years, located in Panama City Beach is seeking to add a motivated Clerical / Data Entry Clerk to our team. Construction background is preferred but not necessary. Pay is depending on experience. Please send resumes to No phone calls please. Office ManagerAn established flooring company, 20 plus successful years, located in Panama City Beach is seeking to add a motivated Office Manager to our team. Pay is depending on experience. •Bachelor Degree in Accounting / Business required. 3-5 Years of Management experience. Position will handle some HR tasks. Please send resumes to No phone calls please. Sales PersonAn established flooring company, 20 plus successful years, located in Panama City Beach is seeking to add a motivated sales person to our team. Prior flooring/construction/Designer/Retail experience is preferred Professional appearance and demeanor Self-motivated team player w/strong work ethic Ability to read blueprints, field measure and calculate measurements, for design and job processing Working independently as well w/other team members Interior design skills in coordinating tile, wood, carpet, and other flooring within the setting. RFMS software knowledge This position is a high potential commission job w/draw to get you started. We request candidates submit their resume No phone calls please. Seeking Candidates To Join Our Team!Maintenance Tech Cook Patient Account Rep Mental Health TechCompetitive Pay & Benefits EOE/Drug-Free Workplace Apply online at: www 19516 PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO BID ADVERTISEMENT FOR CAUSEWAY RESTORATION PROJECT Audubon Florida is accepting electronically submitted bids (in .pdf format) from qualified vendors for the St. George Island Cause way Restoration Proj ect Bids must be received no later than May 1, 2018 5PM C ST by email in PDF format only to Project Manager Caroline Stahala at cstahala@audubon .org Bids received after the above date and time, or in any other location than the address above, will not be considered. An optional pre bid meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2018 Please email Project Manager Caroline Stahala for details. The St. George Island Causeway is owned by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is a designated Critical Wildlife Area by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and is closed to access between March 1 and October 1 each year. While this meeting is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged to see the project site. Transportation by boat to the causeway will be provided for the pre-bid meeting. Audubon Florida reserves the right to waive any and all bids based on past performance. All Minority, Woman and Small Businesses are encouraged to apply. Only responsive bids that are determined to meet the requirements and criteria set forth by Audubon Florida will be considered. For a copy of the bid packet, email cstahala Pub: March 7, 11, 2018 LOSTMoney envelope from local bank in parking lot area behind Granny Cantrell’s on 23rd St. -No questions asked. Reward if returned. Call: 850-866-0001 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 SOFA / LOVESEAT FOR SALESofa and loveseat for sale,great condition, no house pets and none smokers. $225 for both. Call: 850-763-8121 FURNITURE: MOVING MUST SELL -4-drawer steel case, $50; Dark brown leather lift chair, $75, dark blue leather recliner, $50; beige leather sofa, $75. Cherry office desk with leather chair and non-attached credenza, $125; black lacquer china cabinet, $500. Wrought iron patio table with 4 chairs, $75. Assorted garage tools, humidifiers, small appliances; (850) 234-5156 or ( 850) 832-9904 Burial Plots for SaleFor sale; burial plots, Forsest Lawn Cemetary, priced to sale. Call: 828-850-7547 Cemetery SpaceAt Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Garden of The Last Supper. $2,100 Call 850-527-5574 txt FL90145 to 56654 FREON R12 WANTED Certified buyer will pickup, pay cash for R12 cylinders, and cases of cans. 312-291-9169 www .Refrigerant Accounts Receivable RepresentativeFull time. Computer & communication skills needed. Please email resumes to: chaversstorage2@ Carpenter Helpers Needed at Alys BeachPlease send resume to rmcconstllc@gmail.comor via fax: 850-271-0721 Hiring Exp. Managers for Local RestaurantPlease send resume to PO Box 1080, Panama City, FL 32402 Text FL90020 to 56654 $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 Anytime Tree Removal!850-265-9794Text FL81660 to 56654 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Alonzo Caudill Painting, pressure cleaning, and repairs. 30 yrs exp. 850-303-9669 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 Private Home Health Care24 Years of Experience. Referrences Available. Call: (850) 630-5451 Able Lawn ServiceWe Show Up! Weekly & Bi-Weekly services starting from $35-PCB 596-4383/258-5072 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. !!Bob’s Home Repairs!!Roof, soffit, facia, door & window replacement or repair.and light remodeling Dial850-257-6366 Alonzo Caudill Painting, Drywall, Yard Clean-Up, Carpenter Repairs & Pressure Cleaning Licensed & Insured. 850-303-9669 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 Happy HouseDetail CleaningLic, bonded, insured850-258-1204 Duncan Concrete Exp. & Ins. Driveway & Patio Specialist 850-896-1574 WHITE’S CONCRETESpring Special Lic. Ins.& 40yrs.exp. 874-1515 / 896-6864 Total Care Of Your Loved OnesIn Your Home, Refs, 20 Years Exp,Day or Night!850-960-1917 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 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! Classifieds work!


CLASSIFIEDSF F 6 6 Sunday, March 11, 2018| The News Herald NF-1178946 REOPENING MARCH 19thTAKING APPLICATIONSMAR. 5TH MAR 10TH MAR. 12TH-MAR. 15TH 11:00 AM 5:00PMFront Door Entrance€ SALESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL STORE€ SERVERS EXPERIENCED€ HOST/HOSTESSES € BUS & SET-UP (MUST BE 16 YRS OLD)€ KITCHEN PREP € DISH WASHERS € STEAK COOKS EXPERIENCED€ COOKS HELPERS € CASHIERS € MEAT CUTTER PORTION CUTTING EXPERIENCE RATE OF PAY DEPENDS ON EXPERIENCE9527 Front Beach Road Panama City BeachEOE M/F/D/V STEAK PITNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is an aggressive leader in the new contracts to build various ships at their Panama City, FL location has immediate openings for the following positions: Ship tters € Structural Welders Pipe tters € Marine Electricians Heavy Equipment Operator € Carpenters Eastern offers a competitive salary and bene ts package including 401(K) and company-paid health, dental & life insurance. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Af rmative Action Employer. All quali ed applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, of local laws. Quali ed applicants may submit their resume/application in con dence to Human Resource, 13300 Allaton Road, Panama City, FL 32404 or via e-mail: NF-1179687 NF-1178702 LINE COOK Please Apply at www.losantojitos.comor in person Monday … Friday 2:00pm … 4:00pm 1236 Beck Avenue, Panama City, FL 32404 Full-Time JobNOW HIRING LINE COOKS Experience needed. Great Pay and Fun Work Environment Competitive Pay, Year round Employment. Engineer/ Engineering TechnicianQuantic Engineering and Logistics Corporation is seeking persons with NAVSEA Level II Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) certification to work on the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter program and other industrial projects. Other RCM experience and certifications will be considered. Marine experience highly desired, This is a full time position located in PC Beach, with health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave. Send resume to Quantic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 Hospitality AgentLooking for a fun summer gig? Tidewater Beach Resort is currently seeking outgoing individuals for our frontline hospitality program. Be the first face seen by ours guests as they start their vacation. Sound perfect, then join us from 10 -1 on Saturday March 10 for an interview/workshop session at 16819 Front Beach Road. Unable to attend, Call 850-588-5001 on March 12th for interview. MWR Navy Base Job Openings Child and Youth CenterRecruiting for multiple program assistants in support of infant, youth and teen programs. Duties include the supervision of children with indoor & outdoor activities and implementing & leading planned activities. Pay ranges from is $11.68 for entry level to $14.30 for target level. Must successfully pass drug test & all background checks.Recreation Aid -MarinaAssists with the daily operation of the marina and community recreation facility. Prepares facility, rental equipment and supplies for program operations. Must have good customer service skills, hold a FL driver’s license and pass background checks.Recreation Assistant -LibertyTo provide assistance and information with social and recreational activities and programs. Must successfully pass background check. Schedule to include evenings and weekends, will vary per program needs.Life GuardsMust be at least 16 yrs old. Lifesaving /First Aid Certification and CPR/AED certification required for Life Guard positions For all openings, apply online at www .navymwrpanamacity .com/jobs For more information call 850 235 5737 WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGEhas the following position(s) open:Dean, Business AffairsApplication Deadline: 2:00pm, March 26, 2018 For a complete job listing and application procedures, please visit the Employment Page at: www Wallace Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CDL DriverContainer drayage. Good pay/benefits. Dispatched to & from Panama City, FL. No more than 2 nights away at a time. 1 year OTR exp. required. Send resume to Bienville.trucking@ 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 Dishwasher / Cook / Baker / Wait StaffFull Time -Part Time Days only! Apply only 2pm -5pm Somethin’s Cookin’ 93 East 11th Street, Panama City, FL 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 Hy’s ToggeryNow Accepting Applications for Sales Associates Full and Part TimeNo phone calls or emails. Apply in person only, at Hy’s Toggery Pier Park next door to Tootsie’s. Web ID#: 34374388 QUICK AND CLEAN CARWASHQuick and Clean Car Wash located at the west end of the beach is now hiring an attendant for the afternoon shift. Please apply in person at 22431 Panama City Beach PKWY. Stock Clerk/ Sales ClerkPT/ FT. All shifts. Apply between 9am-12 7 days per week. Shell Port 9949 Thomas Dr. PCB. Retirees welcome Tow Truck DriverApplicant needs to be 25 years or older, experienced preferred, Apply at 2798 East 5th Street Panama City, FL 32401 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: 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid3.0L V6/Front Wheel Drive, 117.122 miles, Automatic with One owner. $2200! Call me: 2052913856 Hyundai Elantra, 2014, LOADED! Great MPG! Only $8998! 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We are offering a full training program! • $500/week plus commission! • Paid vacation!Please apply in person: 636 W. 15th Street Panama City, FL 32401Ask for Wayne BaileyNF-1179081 NF-1179074 2007 Toyota TundraNice Truck, Clean, #973 Sale Price: $19,992 BillCramerGM.comOver 200 UsedPartial List Below Plus tax, title, license, $95 electronic 2251 West 23rd St. Panama City, FL850-250-5489877-361-1815 2002 Nissan Frontier King Cab, XE, #753 Sale Price: $5,993 2010 Ford Explorer Auto, V6, XLT, #622 Sale Price: $10,9932013 Cadillac XTSAuto, V6, FWD, #105 Sale Price: $19,5932017 RAMT Promaster 1500AM/FM/MP3, V6, #018 Sale Price: $19,994 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500 4WD, High Country, #283 Sale Price: $62,491 2013 Nissan 370Z Manual, Touring, #189 Sale Price: $21,992 ShopHERE2017 Chevy Malibu Auto, Turbo 4 Cylinder, #291 Sale Price: $27,992 2013 Chevy Suburban 4 Wheel Drive, LTZ, #969 Sale Price: $29,995 2004 Chevy Corvette Auto, Convertible, #765 Sale Price: $17,994 2014 Toyota Camry Auto, V6, LS, #608 Sale Price: $10,995 2015 Toyota Highlander V6, Platinum, #548 Sale Price: $26,994 2012 Chevy Camaro Manual, V6, 2LT, #082 Sale Price: $18,991 2015 Hyundai Genesis Bluetooth Phone, #918 Sale Price: $17,994 2017 Jeep Compass Manual, Sport, #885 Sale Price: $15,9942016 Mercedes GLE 350Auto, V6, #910 Sale Price: $42,994 NF-1179072 NF-1179075 NF-1179076 James, I have a 1987 Ford Ranger 2.9 liter engine that sometimes runs and most of the time does not. I have had a lot of parts changed and still it will run one day, and the next day it will only crank and crank and not start. I know I have fuel pressure and I know that I have spark when it runs. When it wont run I dont have spark. I have had the distributor changed, the ignition module, the coil, plug wires and plugs. The only thing that I can see that is not normal is the plugs are gas fouled and wet when it wont start. Any ideas what this problem may be? Mark A. Mark, fuel fouled spark plugs on this engine can be because the injectors are ring when the car cranks and wont start. Another more common area of fuel fouling on this older model truck is the fuel pressure regulator. To see if the fuel pressure regulator is faulty you only have to remove the vacuum line from the fuel pressure regulator. If gas pours out of the vacuum line, you have found out why you are fouling out your spark plugs with gas. Replace the fuel pressure regulator. Now to the no spark problemŽ. The most common problems on this model are the coil and ignition module fail. But when they fail it wont start, no matter what you do. I suspect the battery voltage going to the ignition module is not correct or the ground to the module is faulty. To verify that you have a good ground and good power, rig up a test light using an old headlight from the salvage yard. Once you know the headlight is capable of working, place one of the headlight leads on the green/ red wire that goes to the ignition module in the distributor. Take the other wire and go to the black bottom wire of the ignition module. Turn your key to on, the headlight should be very bright. If it is, I suspect a faulty distributor pickup or faulty ignition module. If the headlight does not light up bright then remove the test light wire going to the ground wire and place on a good known ground (battery) if it lights up nice and bright, you have a faulty ground that needs to corrected. (it is the one that comes right off the negative side of the battery cable). Check the red green wire if you still dont get the headlight to work for battery voltage. ONE DAY IT RUNS, THE NEXT DAY IT DOESNT! James Morrisjames@masterautotech.comTHE AUTOADVISOR Hope this gives you enough information to gure this problem out. If we can be of service, call us at 850-763-0555 during my show on Fox 28 at 6 to 6:30 am, Monday through Friday.NF-1177861 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2016, Must see! Red w/ white stripes, Only 2600 miles! Save big! $25,900 Call Donna 850-258-8548 @ Bay Cars Dodge Challenger, 2012, black, 74k miles, runs great, new brakes. AS low as $229/mth! Call Bryan 850-557-7093 @ Bay Cars Dodge Charger R/T, 2006, V8, leather, Plenty of POWER! Call Bryan 850-557-7093 @ Bay Cars Dodge Dart, 2013, low miles, red, Very clean inside & out! Payments as low as $249/month! 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