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** Business ........................A11 Diversions .....................C7 Local & State ...............B1-7 Obituaries ......................B2 Sports.........................C1-5 Viewpoints ...................A12 FRIDAYMostly sunny 67 / 54THURSDAYMostly sunny 66 / 47TODAYSunny; breezy 67 / 44 Panama City News Herald Want to subscribe? Call 850-747-5050 FOOD | D1NICE TO MEET YOUSoaking up the sun, socca in France Wednesday, March 21, 2018 PANAMA CITY @The_News_Herald ¢ NATION & WORLD A4SHADOW OF EXTINCTIONWorlds last male northern white rhino dies LOCAL & STATE B1CHILD ABUSE CHARGESBCSO: Children badly beaten; babysitter noti es police SPORTS | C1WOMENS COLLEGE HOOPSGulf Coast opens defense of national title with win over San Jacinto-North By John Henderson522-5108 | @PCNHjohn jhenderson@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY BEACH „ Construction of the Bay Parkwayextension that is expected to reduce traffic on Back Beach Road could begin next year, as funding contin-ues to be added for the project.The Bay County Commis-sion on Tuesday voted in favor of an interlocal agree-ment with Panama City Beach that will provide $3.5 million during the next two years for the project, with the funds coming from the half-cent sales tax revenues dedicated to road projects.The Beach Councilalso recentlyapproved allocating $3.5 million toward the proj-ect, which will extend Bay Parkway,previously known as the Loop Road, from its current connection with Pier Park Drive southeast to Nau-tilus Street.When finished, drivers headed into Panama City Beach on State 79 can turn onto Bay Parkway anddrive all the way to the Colony Club community without traveling Back Beach Road (U.S. 98), bypassing the busy traffic section around Pier Park.The county also hasapplied for state Department of Transportation matching grants to help fund the proj-ect, but has notreceived an answer.A formal agreement for the St. Joe Co. to donate the land for the project still must come back before the Beach Council.The Beach has the funds set aside to move the project forward while it awaits reimbursement from the county andgrant funds, City Manager Mario Gisbert said Tuesday.There is a potential for construction to start within a year and the project to be completed in two years if everything continues to flow well,Ž Gisbert said. Part of the money the county is pro-viding for the project comes through grant money, and the city has to front all of the money up front."Bay Parkway project advancesWork on new section of U.S. 98 bypass could begin in 2019 Deputy Steve McEuen shoots at a school resource deputy as two volunteers scream and pound their hands on the walls for noise during an active shooter training exercise Tuesday at Mosley High School. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] By Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comLYNN HAVEN „ In the event of an active school shooter, on-campus depu-ties currently are the primary means of stopping a gunman.Theres no pepping yourself up, no calling home to let the family know you might not be coming home,Ž said Bay County Sheriffs Office School Resource Deputy (SRD) John Sumerall. You just have to put everything out of mind and run toward the threat.ŽEliminate the threatSchool resource deputies train for active shooterDeputy Sheriff John Sumerall hands a simunition pistol to Deputy Sheriff of the Training Division Rob Gilligan. Local school resource of“ cers participated in an active shooter training exercise Tuesday at Mosley High School. By Danica CotoThe Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico „ Generators still are humming. Candles still are flickering. Homes still are being repaired.Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory still is struggling to recover from the stron-gest storm to hit the island in almost a century.There are a lot of people with needs,Ž said Levid Ortiz, operating director of PR4PR, a local nonprofit that helps impoverished communities across the island. It shouldnt be like this. We should already be back on our feet.ŽSome 250 Puerto Ricans formed a line around him on a recent weekday, standing for more than two hours to receive bottles of water and a box of food at a public bas-ketball court in the mountain town of Corozal. Many of those waiting still were without power, includ-ing 23-year-old Keishla Quiles, a single mother with a 4-year-old son who still buys ice every day to fill a cooler to keep milk and other goods cold amid rising temperatures.Since were a family of few resources, we have not been able to afford a generator,Ž she said. Its been hard living like this.ŽPuerto Rico struggling mightily 6 months after MariaSee PARKWAY, A10 See TRAINING, A10 See MARIA, A8


** A2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News Herald Pelvo White Jr., of Marianna, wrote this in a recent letter to the editor, Section 4012 allows Secret Service personnel unlimited access to polling places pursuant to the presidents direction. This is an alarming proposal which raises the possibility that armed federal agents will be patrolling neighborhood precincts and vote centers.Ž Angie Howell Caughlin: Having a paper trail of our votes would be far more effective to guard against voter fraud than armed federal agents. A hacker manipulating millions of votes is more likely to happen than a hundred people physically casting fraudulent ballots. Tulsi Gabbard is proposing a bill to require paper ballot back ups, but I doubt many Republicans will get behind it...her being a liberal and all. Our two party system stinks.Ž Matthew Bonnin: Tbh i think 100 people casting fraudulent ballots is much more likely to succeed than a hacker doing mass manipulation (especially since the US voting system is partly decentralized). But having armed SS at polling stations will discourage turnout by folks who tend to (rightfully) have less trust in police.Ž Blake Corley: This is beyond the scope of the constitution. If it isnt in the constitution it is a power reserved for the states or the people.Ž Richard Weber: The beginnings of a totalitarian regime. Trump wants to be what he admires and praises, a dictator. Just like in his failed TV reality show!Ž Dennis Redding: Voter fraud is almost nonexistent, voter suppression is a Republican staple. This is a Trump tactic to suppress and intimidate minorities. There was 2 convictions of voter fraud from 2000 to 2012.Ž David Conkling: Armed Federal agents should patrol all federal polling stations!!Ž Cat Delrosso: that infringes the right of a voter and the privacy of voting. illegalŽ Justin Adams: Worked for Putin.ŽREADER FEEDBACKToday is Wednesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2018. There are 285 days left in the year.Todays Highlight in History:On March 21, 1918, during World War I, Germany launched its Spring Offensive on the Western Front, hoping to break through the Allied lines before American reinforcements could arrive. (Although successful at “ rst, the Spring Offensive ultimately failed.)On this date:In 1556, Thomas Cranmer, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake for heresy. In 1788, “ re broke out in New Orleans on Good Friday, destroying 856 out of more than 1,100 structures; one death was reported. In 1804, the French civil code, or the Code NapoleonŽ as it was later called, was adopted. In 1935, Persia of“ cially changed its name to Iran. In 1946, the recently created United Nations Security Council set up temporary headquarters at Hunter College in the Bronx, New York. In 1952, the Moondog Coronation Ball, considered the “ rst rock and roll concert, took place at Cleveland Arena. In 1972, the Supreme Court, in Dunn v. Blumstein, ruled that states may not require at least a years residency for voting eligibility. In 1981, Michael Donald, a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama, was abducted, tortured and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan. (A lawsuit brought by Donalds mother, Beulah Mae Donald, later resulted in a landmark judgment that bankrupted one Klan organization.) In 1990, Namibia became an independent nation as the former colony marked the end of 75 years of South African rule. In 2006, the social media website Twitter was established with the sending of the “ rst tweetŽ by co-founder Jack Dorsey, who wrote: just setting up my twttr.ŽTODAY IN HISTORYActress Kathleen Widdoes is 79. Folk-pop singer-musician Keith Potger (The Seekers) is 77. Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is 74. Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 73. Actor Timothy Dalton is 72. Singer Eddie Money is 69. Rock singermusician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 68. Rock musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 67. Actor Gary Oldman is 60. Actor Matthew Broderick is 56. Comedian-actress Rosie ODonnell is 56. Hip-hop DJ Premier (Gang Starr) is 49. Actress Laura Allen is 44. Actor Scott Eastwood is 32. Actor Forrest Wheeler is 14. 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.HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLORIDA LOTTERYThese Florida lotteries were drawn Monday: Cash4Life: 03-26-30-51-53, Cash Ball 4 Fantasy 5: 03-06-08-13-28 Pick 2 Evening: 4-6 Pick 2 Midday: 4-3 Pick 3 Evening: 2-6-9 Pick 3 Midday: 0-6-7 Pick 4 Evening: 5-5-0-3 Pick 4 Midday: 9-2-4-7 Pick 5 Evening: 9-6-4-1-2 Pick 5 Midday: 3-9-7-9-5 Powerball: estimated jackpot $40 million Mega Millions: estimated jackpot $377 million YOUNG ARTISTAyden Grade 1 Tyndall Elementary School CATCH OF THE DAYErin Brack sent this photo to us and said, Teach a girl to fish and youll have a buddy for life!Ž [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] 1 CALLAWAY SENIORS PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon at the Callaway Fellowship Center, hosted by the Bay County Council on Aging, with exercise classes, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, cards and lunch. Seniors 60 and older. Details: 850-769-34682 AWKWARD OXEN IMPROV HOUR: 10 a.m. at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Free; suitable for all ages. Seaside Reps improv troupe plays games, makes up scenes and songs on the spot. Details: LoveTheRep. com3 ART & FUN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, Lynn Haven. Details: 850-277-27304 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASS: 12:30 p.m. at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, facilitated by retired Spanish teacher. Details: 850-277-27305 CATCH A DREAM: 1-3 p.m. at the Native Spirit Museum and Gallery, 1101 Beck Ave., Panama City, as part of Anthropology Week. Linda Pettersen will demonstrate the art of making dreamcatchers. Learn how they are made, what they are used for, and the legend that surrounds them. Details: 890-99056 CHANTICLEER: 7:30 p.m. at the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City; wrapping up the Panama City Music Associations 76th season. The 12-man orchestra of voicesŽ presents original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. 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 Philip Hester, of Lynn Haven, sent this photo to us and said, Love the smell of citrus in bloom.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. 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** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 A3By Tom OdulaThe Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya „ The death of the worlds last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesnt end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the worlds most recognizable animals. The focus now turns to his stored semen and that of four other dead rhinos, as well as the perfection of in vitro fertilization tech-niques and the critical need to keep the remain-ing two females alive.Whatever happens, conservationists hope the lessons learned in the endeavor can be applied to other critically endan-gered species.The 45-year-old Sudan, who won widespread affection last year with his listing as The Most Eligi-ble Bachelor in the WorldŽ on the Tinder dating app in a fundraising effort, was euthanized on Monday after age-related complications,Ž researchers said Tuesday.In his death, the world saw the shadow of extinc-tion approach before their eyes. Utter tragedy today,Ž British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted. We cant just sit back and watch more species disappear.ŽThe rhino stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength,Ž said the Ol Pejeta Con-servancy in Kenya, where Sudan lived. It said his condition had worsened significantly,Ž to the point where he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, including a deep infection on his back right leg. Euthanasia was the best option, given the quality of his life had deteriorated to a point where it was unfair to him,Ž chief conservation officer Samuel Mutisya told The Associated Press.Worlds last male northern white rhino, Sudan, diesA ranger takes care of Sudan, the worlds last male northern white rhino, May 17 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Sudan has died after age-related complicationsŽ researchers announced Tuesday, saying he stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.Ž [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** A4 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News Herald By Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. HollandThe Associated PressGREAT MILLS, Md. „ A teenager armed a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.The shooting at Great Mills High School, a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, increased calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools. This weekend, stu-dents across the country plan an anti-gun violence march on the nations capital.In Maryland, it wasnt immediately clear whether the shooter took his own life or was killed by the officers bullet, St. Marys County Sheriff Tim Cameron said, but the officer was credited with preventing any more loss of life.Authorities didnt release a motive, but said they believe the girl and the shooter „ 17-year-old Austin Rollins „ previously had a relationship. It wasnt clear how the 14-year-old boy was wounded.The officer, who doubles as a SWAT team member, was unharmed.Politicians responded swiftly to the shooting about 65 miles southeast of Washington.We sympathize. We empa-thize. We have moments of silence. But we dont have action,Ž said the No. 2 U.S. House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, who represents the area in Congress. Wringing our hands is not enough.ŽIn this case, it appeared the shooter illegally possessed the gun. In Maryland, a person must be 21 to possess a hand-gun, unless carrying one is required for employment. Its not clear how Rollins obtained the weapon.Attempts to reach his family were unsuccessful.One of the shooters friends, 14-year-old Jordan Hutchin-son, and his mother dropped off a condolence card at the Rollins home.Jordan recalled meeting Austin five years ago during a snowstorm, and building snow forts together.Austin was a nice kid. We did sleepovers all the time,Ž he said.The sheriff praised the school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a six-year veteran in his first year at the high school, for contain-ing the situation in less than a minute.He had to cover signifi-cant ground,Ž Cameron said. The premise is simple: You go to the sound of gunfire.ŽStudents endured a lengthy lockdown, cowering inside classrooms and a locker room while officers worked to make sure there were no more threats on campus.Police eventually kicked in the locker room door, said Ziyanna Williams, a 14-year-old ninth-grader.They came in with guns, and they probably thought there might be another shooter, of course,Ž she said. About an hour or two later they came „ more police came „ and told us they would search us and search our bags and stuff.ŽTeen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontationBy Paul J. Weber and Will WeissertThe Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas „ Emer-gency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas capital, this one at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city.In a tweet, the Austin Police Department urged residents to avoid the area. Austin-Travis County EMS said there had been reports of at least one person injured, though it was not immediately clear how serious the injuries were.It came as investigators who have pursued a suspected serial bomber terrorizing Austin for weeks uncovered what seemed like valuable new leads in the case.Even before the report of the Goodwill blast, it had already been a busy day for authorities. Before dawn Tuesday, a bomb inside a package exploded around 1 a.m. as it passed along a conveyer belt at a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio, causing minor inju-ries to a worker. The Austin Police Department, the FBI and other federal agencies confirmed that the package center blast was related to four previous ones that killed two people and seri-ously injured four others.That explosion occurred at a FedEx facility in Schertz, just northeast of San Antonio and about 60 miles (95 kilo-meters) southwest of Austin.Later in the morning, police sent a bomb squad to a FedEx facility outside the Austin airport to check on a suspicious package that was reported around 6:20 a.m. Federal agencies and police later said that package had indeed contained an explosive that was successfully intercepted by authorities. They added that the intercepted package, too, was believed to be related to the other bombings.Meanwhile, authorities also closed off an Austin-area FedEx store where they believe the bomb that exploded was shipped to the distribution center. They roped off a large area around the shopping center in the enclave of Sunset Valley and were collecting evi-dence, including surveillance camera footage.Then, authorities closed off an Austin-area FedEx store where they believe the bomb that exploded was shipped to the distribu-tion center „ roping off a large area around the shop-ping center in the enclave of Sunset Valley and were col-lecting evidence, including surveillance camera footage.U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Austin who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Commit-tee, said that investigators have obtained surveillance videos that could possiblyŽ show a suspect, but are still poring through video.I hope his biggest mistake was going through FedEx,Ž McCaul, who has spoken to federal investigators and Austin police Chief Brian Manley, said of the bomber in a phone interview.He added that the person responsible for the bombings had previously been very sophisticated in going around surveillance cameras.ŽTheyve got a couple of videos that could possibly be the person but theyre not sure at this point,Ž McCaul said.Before it exploded, the package had been sent from Austin and was addressed to a home in Austin, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.O cials: New bombing reported at Austin storeAn FBI of“ cial carries items into a FedEx Of“ ce store Tuesday in the southwest Austin suburb of Sunset Valley, Texas, as authorities investigate a recent string of bombings. [RESHMA KIRPALANI/AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] DATELINESLONDON JOHANNESBURGWHO: Tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nationsA deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neigh-boring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.In a statement, WHO said it has reached out to 16 countries to help with preparedness and response to the listeriosis outbreak that has killed nearly 200 people since January 2017. Contaminated meat prod-ucts may have been exported to two West African countries and a dozen southern African ones, the U.N. health agency said. The countries include Nige-ria, the continents most populous nation.LAKE WALESSheriff: Teen fatally beats friend with bat, calls 911A Florida sheriff says a teenage boy has beaten another teenager to death with a baseball bat.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd tells WFLA-TV the 16-year-old beat 15-year-old Giovanni Diaz after they went into a wooded area Monday afternoon. He says the boys had gone in the woods pre-sumably to play.Judd says the 16-year-old told a witness what he did, went home and called 911. The witness found Diaz dead.The suspect told a deputy that he whaled onŽ Diaz and referred to him as a friend.The teen has three previous battery charges and two were on Diaz. Authorities do not know why he killed the other boy and have no further details.THESSALONIKI, GREECEDrunk Turk sentenced for crossing Greek-Turkish borderA Greek court gave a sus-pended sentence Tuesday to a Turkish national who ran across the tense Greek-Turk-ish border after a drinking binge.The 40-year-old man, who is of Kurdish origin, sprinted into Greece at the northeast-ern Kastanies border crossing just before midnight Monday, police said. The man told the court he had been drinking earlier, and that he would like to travel to Sweden, where his children live.Local residents said Turk-ish soldiers apparently fired in the air while pursuing him.A local misdemeanor court gave the man a four-month prison sentence, suspended for three years. MOSCOWUkrainian lawmakers must leave guns outside parliamentUkraines parliament on Tuesday approved a bill requir-ing lawmakers to lock up their guns before entering the chamber.The bill that obliges lawmakers to leave weapons and explosives in lockers follows last weeks statement by Pros-ecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, who accused lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.The accusations followed Savchenkos claim that Lutsenko was covering up the killings of protesters during Ukraines 2014 uprising.Unidentified snipers killed dozens of people in February 2014, triggering public anger and leading to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych. BATON ROUGE, LA.Inmate accused of getting bogus tax refunds from jail A man recently released from federal prison has been rearrested in Louisiana on charges he fraudulently obtained more than $171,000 in state income tax refunds, mostly while he was incarcerated.John Michael McConnell, 39, was arrested Friday on charges of theft and filing or maintaining false public records, the state Department of Revenue said in a news release Tuesday.U.S. Bureau of Prisons online records indicate McConnell was released from federal custody Friday, the same day he was jailed in Baton Rouge on the new charges. Associated PressProfessor Stephen Hawking smiles during a 1999 news conference at the University of Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany. The ashes of the celebrated physicist, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed, will be interred at Londons Westminster Abbey near the g rave of Isaac Newton. A spokesman for the abbey said Tuesday the ashes will be placed there later this year at a thanksgiving service. [MARKUS SCHREIBER/AP FILE]PRINCETON, N.J.Police surrounded a restaurant during a standoff with an armed man on Tuesday in Princeton, N.J. Authorities say police fatally shot an armed man who holed up in a restaurant near Princeton University during a “ ve-hour standoff with of“ cers. The attorney generals of“ ce says no one else was injured during the confrontation Tuesday at the Panera Bread restaurant across from Princetons campus. [MICHAEL MANCUSO/NJ ADVANCE MEDIA VIA AP]PHILADELPHIAA man walks through falling snow Tuesday in Philadelphia. Yet another powerful storm bore down on the Northeast on Tuesday, with wind-whipped snow falling in parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The bulk of the snow and sleet was expected to wallop New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and parts of eastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday before heading toward Cape Cod early Thursday, the fourth noreaster to slam the region in three weeks. [MATT SLOCUM/AP]


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** A6 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldBy Janie HarThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur, further burnishing the citys animal-loving credentials as it becomes the largest U.S. city to approve the prohibition.Animal welfare advocates around the world cheered news of Tuesdays vote, applauding the city for its compassion and hoping that the legislation will catch on.The ban takes effect Jan. 1 and applies to anything featuring real fur, including key chains and gloves. An amendment added Tuesday allows furriers and other retailers to sell cur-rent inventory until January 1, 2020.Wayne Hsiung, cofounder of animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere, said in a state-ment that this historic act will usher in a new wave of animal rights legislation across the globe.ŽRetailers in San Francisco, however, balked at what they called another social mandate at the cost of their ability to make a living.It should be a citywide public vote, it shouldnt be decided by the Board of Supervisors,Ž said Skip Pas, chief executive officer of West Coast Leather, which sells fur-trimmed items but deals largely in leather.San Francisco, named for the patron saint of animals, has a reputation for a strong social conscience, often at a cost to businesses. Its board banned the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco, which voters will consider in June. In 2016, San Fran-cisco approved what was then a groundbreaking paid parental leave law, requir-ing private employers to offer six weeks of fully paid leave.Katy Tang, the supervisor behind the fur ban legislation, has successfully pushed to prohibit perfor-mances by exotic animals and to forbid the sale of non-rescue cats and dogs from pet stores.About 50 clothing and accessory retailers down-town will be affected by the legislation, said Jim Lazarus, senior vice president of public policy at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Reselling vintage and used fur by outlets not usually in the business of trading fur, such as secondhand stores, pawn shops and nonprofits, will still be allowed.The chamber estimates San Francisco fur sales account for at least $40 million a year. The citys Office of Economic Analysis estimated fur sales at $11 million in 2012, based on census figures.The city says even if sales numbers are much higher than its estimate a prohibition is unlikely to significantly harm the overall local economy.The Fur Information Council of America and the International Fur Federation wrote to supervisors before the vote, seeking to partner with the city to launch a rigorous certification program that it said would ensure animal and envi-ronmental health.The organizations did not have immediate com-ment on Tuesdays vote.The prohibition will hit retailers large and small, although smaller businesses will probably have a harder time adjusting. Luxury department stores Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue both feature fur salons. Representa-tives for the stores did not respond to requests for comment.San Francisco becomes the largest US city to ban fur salesIn this photo taken Friday, Benjamin Lin holds up a fur coat at the B.B. Hawk showroom in San Francisco. San Francisco could become the largest U.S. city to ban the sale of fur items, a move that would hearten animal lovers but frustrate niche business owners who say theyre fed up with a city that dictates what retailers can or cant sell. [ERIC RISBERG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** A8 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldCrews have restored water to 99 percent of clients and power to 93 percent of customers, but more than 100,000 remain in the dark and there are frequent power outages. Justo Gonzalez, interim director for Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority, said he expects the entire island to have power by May, eight months after the Category 4 storm destroyed two-thirds of the islands power distribution system „ and just as the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is about to start.Gonzalez also pledged to inspect dozens of wooden and cement poles still leaning haphazardly across the island after a wooden telephone pole fell on a car. It killed an elderly couple Sunday as they returned from a town fair in the mountains of western Puerto Rico. The deaths of Luis Beltran, 62, and Rosa Bosque, 60, have angered Puerto Ricans and raised concerns about the safety of people as they recover from the hurricane.It worries me because ... it can happen anywhere,Ž Mayor Edwin Soto told The Associated Press, adding that crews would inspect poles across the mountain town of Las Marias to ensure they are in good condition.Beltrans youngest sister, Migdalia Beltran, said her brother was living in New Jersey when Hur-ricane Maria hit, but that he moved back three months ago to be with family.He was No. 1,Ž she said as her voice cracked and she began to cry. He was the one who gave me sup-port to keep going.ŽThe storm caused an estimated $100 billion in damage, killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed almost 400,000 homes, accord-ing to Puerto Ricos government.In the six months since the hurricane, more than 135,000 people have fled to the U.S. mainland, according to a recent estimate by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York.More than 40 percent of them settled in Florida, followed by Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, the study found.Meanwhile, those who stayed behind said they need more help.The AP recently found that of the $23 billion pledged for Puerto Rico, only $1.27 billion for a nutritional assistance program has been disbursed, along with more than $430 million to repair public infrastructure. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency also has spent more than $6 billion from its standing emergency fund.Tom Bossert, U.S. President Donald Trumps homeland secu-rity adviser, said Tuesday that Puerto Rico soon would receive another $10 billion for various restoration efforts.Were going to redouble our efforts to work as fast as we can on their behalf,Ž he said of Puerto Ricans during a three-day visit to the island. However, he said the administration of Gov. Ricardo Rossello needs to come up with a plan on how to rebuild a stronger power grid and create financial account-ing methods to ensure federal funds are being appropriately spent. It makes no sense for the people of the United States to continue to pay money for repetitive loss in these disasters.ŽHe also said federal hur-ricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico have exceeded his expectations. MARIAFrom Page A1Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits Oct. 5 on a small table in his home destroyed by Hurricane Maria on the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. [AP FILE] By Ken Thomas and Paul WisemanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ When Commerce Sec-retary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbells soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administrations steel and aluminum tar-iffs were no big deal,Ž the canning industry begged to disagree „ and they were hardly alone.President Donald Trumps strong-armed trade policies have set off an intense scramble among industry groups, companies and foreign countries seeking exemptions from tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminum. The push comes ahead of an upcoming round of new penalties expected to be slapped on China by weeks end.The Can Manufacturers Institute, which represents 22,000 workers at manufacturers across the nation, estimates the steel and aluminum tariffs would harm their industry and consumers alike. The institute says there are 119 billion cans made in the U.S., meaning a 1 cent tariff would lead to a $1.1 billion tax on consumers and businesses.Secretary Ross has made cans a poster child to dispel concerns about the costs of tariffs,Ž said Robert Budway, the insti-tutes president. He said his organization was con-cerned Ross is already predisposed to deny our petitions.ŽTrumps one-two punch on trade has set in motion a deluge of requests to the Commerce Department for exclusions for certain steel and aluminum products. Foreign countries, mean-while, complain the U.S. Trade Representatives office has not provided specific guidance on gain-ing exemptions before the steel and aluminum tariffs are implemented on Friday.Trump tari s push scramble for exemptions


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** A10 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldGisbert said a consul-tant found that extending the parkwayto Nautilus Street would reduce traf-fic at the intersection of State 79 and Back Beach Road by 14 percent.And that is com-pounded hourly,Ž he said. Its not just one time.ŽFor comparison purposes, Gisbert said, the state Department of Transportation is ecstatic when a road improve-ment reduces traffic by 5 percent.County officials said the county would not be able to make this contribution toward the project were it not for the half-cent tax, which voters approved in November 2016.This will help move people east and west on that western segment of the Beach,Ž said County Commissioner Philip GriffŽ Griffitts, whose district includes the Beach. The interlocal agreements are in place, so its fast tracking. Its full speed ahead.ŽBay Parkway eventually might be extended even farther eastward, perhaps down to Cauley Avenue, making it more of an east-west alternative to Back Beach Road, officials have said, dubbing this the so-calledBack Back Beach RoadŽ project.There are some obsta-cles to overcome, but I think in the future that will be a topic of conversation," Griffitts said.Public Works Director Keith Bryant said Back Beach Road has an average of 80,000 cars a day traveling on it.Its two miles of new roadway that is not out there right now,Ž Bryant said of the extension. If we get some of that 80,000 taking a different roadway, we eliminate some of the lane congestion we have on Back Beach Road.ŽIn other action, the commission approved a subrecipient agreement between Bay County and PCMI Properties Inc. that will allow a $250,000 grant to be passed through to Panama City Marine Institute for dock construction funded by oil spill damages.This is the first RESTORE Act direct component award that the county has received other than the grant to prepare the plan, said RESTORE Act Coordina-tor Jim Muller.Muller said two or three other RESTORE Pot 1 grants should be coming in soon as well, including one to upgrade Carl Gray Park.Commissioners were elated to hear the news.Finally. Finally were getting some money,Ž Commissioner Tommy Hamm said. PARKWAYFrom Page A1Cyclists ride along Bay Parkway, which Bay County plans to extend from its current end at Pier Park down to Nautilus Street. [PATTI BLAKE/NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTO] A splattered simunitionŽ round splatters a classroom whiteboard inside Mosley High School on Tuesday, during an active shooter training session. The simunition leaves an easily removed blue soap-like substance. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] That was the main focus Tuesday during BCSOs annual SRD active shooting training. One after the other, each of the countys 18 resource deputies ran toward the cries of stu-dents and gunfire echoing down the hallways of A. Crawford Mosley High School, 501 Mosley Drive. The training regularly occurs at local middle and high schools while students are on vacation in order to equip officers with the experience and knowledge to respond to an active shooter, but since last months shoot-ing in Parkland, BCSO is looking at expanding the training in frequency and participation.Any training we get toward bettering ourselves to protect these students is a win in my book,Ž Sumerall said.As shell casings littered the ground, each officer charged into a classroom where the mock shooter held stu-dents at gunpoint. A quick exchange of gunfire with Simunition „ non-lethal training ammunition „ took placewith the lone officers attempting to neutralize the threat while under fire. By the end, the officers often were spotted with red welts on their chests and arms from the training rounds.This puts deputies as close as possible to an active shooter situation without actually getting shot,Ž Sheriff Tommy Ford said. The best pre-dictor of how you react in that situation is in your training.ŽBCSO has been conducting reality-based active shooter trainingsŽ for the past four years to prepare for shooters and to teach deputies the floor plans of schools. In the past couple years, Ford has invited local police departments and EMS crews to participate in order to provide training for every aspect of response in the emer-gencies. After a gunman killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, though, Ford is looking at expanding the training programs to full-scale exercises.ŽThat would include larger populations of student role players, the recently introduced Hero 911 appŽ and armed school staff, a plan tentatively labeled the guardian program.ŽOur main concern is eliminating the threat,Ž Ford said. We need to consider everything at our disposal. ... I wouldnt want to take any resources off the table, and that includes the guardian program.Ž Ford cited a recent poll conducted by Bay Dis-trict Schools that showed 57 percent of teachers were in favor of allow-ing armed staff members and 40 percent wanted to volunteer as a demon-stration of the demand for the program. He said the guardian program, if accepted by the state legislature, would include several layers of vetting and training. Ford added that the current proposal requires more firearms training than that of new law enforcement recruits.He said even with an SRD on campus, valuable time passes as they respond toa situation while a trained staff member could be closer.We want to prevent these tragedies,Ž Ford said. And if is does happen, eliminate the threat. ... If you have vetted, trained personnel, it gives us a better chance of stopping that threat.Ž TRAININGFrom Page A1


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 A11 BUSINESSTHE DOW 30COMPANY CLOSE CHG 3M $232.45 +0.89 Am. Express $94.95 +0.11 Apple $175.24 -0.06 Boeing $337.63 +5.87 Caterpillar $154.06 +1.91 Chevron $114.50 +0.61 Cisco $44.37 +0.10 Coca-Cola $43.16 -0.10 DowDuPont $66.39 -0.17 Exxon $73.99 -0.16 Gen. Electric $13.64 -0.43 Goldman Sachs $263.19 +0.66 Home Depot $178.16 +1.06 Intel $51.55 +0.72 IBM $156.20 -1.15 J&J $131.21 +0.97 JP Morgan $114.64 +0.11 McDonalds $159.38 +0.37 Merck $54.64 +0.01 Microsoft $93.13 +0.24 Nike $66.80 +1.09 P“ zer $36.33 0.00 Proc. & Gamble $78.31 -0.35 Travelers $141.48 +1.46 United Tech. $127.16 -0.04 Verizon $47.69 -0.62 Walmart $87.95 +0.50 Walt Disney $101.35 -0.13 United Health $226.78 +1.73 Visa $124.91 +1.70STOCKS OF LOCAL INTERESTAT&T $36.34 -0.24 Darden Rests $95.11 +0.74 Gen Dynamics $225.38 +1.48 Hanger Inc $16.00 +0.00 Hancock Hldg $54.60 -0.25 Home Bancs $24.02 -0.29 Itt Corp $51.78 +0.41 The St Joe $19.50 +0.05 Kbr Inc $17.10 +0.09 L-3 Comms $206.79 +0.19 Oceaneering $19.01 +0.24 Regions $19.46 -0.09 Sallie Mae $11.18 -0.20 Southern $43.85 -0.32 Suntrust $70.67 -0.38 Westrock $64.58 -0.24 Ingersoll-Rand $88.96 +0.44 Engility Holds $25.19 +0.47 Source: Matt Wegner Financial Advisor The Edward Jones Co. Panama City, 769-1278 FOREIGN EXCHANGEU.S. $1.00 = Canadian 1.31 U.S. $1.00 = Mexican Peso 18.76 U.S. $1.00 = Euro 0.82 U.S. $1.00 = British Pound 0.71 A vehicle goes by the scene of Sundays fatality where a pedestrian was struck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode, Monday in Tempe, Ariz. [CHRIS CARLSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Tom KrisherThe Associated PressDETROIT „ The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes arent needed.Police in Tempe, Arizona, say the female pedestrian walked in front of the Uber SUV in the dark of night, and neither the automated system nor the human backup driver stopped in time. Local authorities havent deter-mined fault.Current federal regula-tions have few requirements specifically for self-driving vehicles, leaving it for states to handle. Many, such as Ari-zona, Nevada and Michigan, cede key decisions to companies as they compete for investment that will come with the technology.No matter whether police find Uber or the pedestrian at fault in the Sunday crash, many federal and state offi-cials say their regulations are sufficient to keep people safe while allowing the potentially life-saving technology to grow. Others, however, argue the regulations dont go far enough.I dont think we need to jump to conclusions and make changes to our business,Ž said Michigan State Sen. Jim Ananich, the minority leader. He and other Democrats joined Republicans to pass a bill last year that doesnt require human backup drivers and allows companies wide latitude to conduct tests.Ananich called the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg a tragedy and said companies need to continue refining their systems. I want that work to happen here, because we have a 100-year history of making the best cars on the planet,Ž he said. Its not perfect by any means, and we are just going to have to keep working until it is.ŽProponents of light regu-lations, including the Trump administrations Transportation Department, say the technology could reduce the 40,000 traffic deaths that happen annually in the U.S. The government says 94 per-cent of crashes are caused by human error that automated systems can reduce because they dont get drunk, sleepy or inattentive.U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, chairman of a House subcommittee that passed an autonomous vehicle bill, said the measure has suf-ficient provisions to ensure the cars operate safely. It requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop safety standards and allows the agency update outdated regulations. It also prohibits states from regulating autonomous driving systems to avoid a patchwork of rules, Latta said. The bill has passed the House. The Senate is considering a simi-lar measure.About 6,000 pedestrians were killed last year in crashes that involved cars driven by humans, he said. What we want to do is see that stop or try to get it preventable,Ž he said.But safety advocates and others say companies are moving too quickly, and they fear others will die as road testing finds gaps that auto-mated systems cant handle.Jason Levine, executive director for the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said without proper regulations, more crashes will happen. Theres no guardrails on the technology, when its being tested, without any sense of how safe it is before you put it on the road,Ž he said. Self-driving safetyCan autonomous cars withstand fallout of rst fatality? You cant let down your guard ... when theres so much at stake.ŽStill Learnin How to FlyŽ as performed by Rodney C rowell Recently I read an economic piece comparing investors to people who study outdoor conditions. The gist? There are weather people and there are climatologists, and when it comes to markets, we should strive to be the latter. This means that how markets perform daily (weather) should be largely discounted. Our main focus should be on longer term (climatology) market trends. So what is this late stage bull market, now over nine years old, likely to do by the end of this year? We think markets are entering what well call a cautionary growth stage.Ž The recent correction returned a sense of balance to share prices that might have grown, during the last calendar year, at an exaggerated pace in relation to their actual worth. Markets can get temporarily overheated. But in addition to the fact that the tax cuts might have been priced in twiceŽ by investors, there are other reasons to be cautious. One is a potential slowdown in share buybacks. Simply stated, buybacks mean that companies have used profits and in many cases, borrowed cash (thanks to low interest rates) to purchase more of their own shares. Essentially, it has not only been the action of individual investors which have caused share values to soar; instead, markets often have been influenced by the companies themselves buying their own stock. When share buybacks slow, the bull market inevitably will lose some of its steam. Several factors could cause companies to slow the buyback process. Corporate profits might decline as wage growth accelerates. When companies are forced to pay higher employee salaries, they have less cash available to purchase shares. Rising interest rates also might be problematic. We might see as many as four rate hikes this year. When it becomes more expensive for a company to go into debt, they tend to borrow less. Fewer stock buybacks are executed, leaving individual investors to drive the market. Spiraling corporate debt, much of it actually accumulated to execute these aforementioned buybacks, also might slow market growth, as corporations use their cash to pay down debt. Corporate debt is at its highest level since 2009. If a significant economic downturn does occur, a huge number of U.S. businesses will be loaded with debt and strapped for cash. Some will fail, causing further economic distress. We dont necessarily see a recession looming, but instead a slowdown in the trend of growth that characterized 2017. The bottom line is that markets have experienced so much expansion since 2009, there isnt that much room left for share values to grow. At least not at an S&P trailing price to earnings multiple of 25. Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, author of the syndicated economic column Arbor Outlook,Ž is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (850.608.6121 …, a fiduciary, fee-onlyŽ registered investment advisory firm located near Sandestin. This column should not be considered personalized investment advice and provides no assurance that any specific strategy or investment will be suitable or profitable for an investor.ARBOR OUTLOOKCautious growth, corporate debt and Rodney Crowell Margaret McDowell By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.Amazon led a rally among retailers, and it passed Alphabet, Googles parent, as the second most-valuable U.S.listed company, while energy companies rose with oil prices. Banks rose along with interest rates as the leaders of the Fed-eral Reserve met. They are expected to raise interest rates on Wednesday.Facebook sank following reports that the Federal Trade Commission will investigate its handling of user data while authorities in the U.S. and U.K. demanded answers from the company. That came after reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm working for President Donald Trumps campaign, improperly obtained data on 50 million Facebook users without their permission.While Facebook stock regained a portion of its losses at the end of the day, it has fallen more than 9 percent this week. The gainers Tuesday were mostly larger com-panies, which suffered the biggest losses Monday. After a drop of 1.4 percent Monday, the S&P 500 index rose 4.02 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,716.94. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 116.36 points, or 0.5 per-cent, to 24,727.27. The Nasdaq composite rose 20.06 points, or 0.3 per-cent, to 7,364.30. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks dipped 0.16 points to 1,570.41. Stocks end higher, but Facebook sinks againMARKET WATCHDow 24,727.27 116.36 Nasdaq 7,364.30 20.06 S&P 2,716.94 4.02 Russell 1,570.41 0.16 NYSE 12,663.64 12.18COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,311.10 5.70 Silver 16.125 .130 Platinum 945.00 9.40 Copper 3.0255 .0440 Oil 63.42 1.36BRIEFCASEFRANKFURT, GERMANYProsecutors search BMWs HQ in diesel probeGerman prosecutors and police have searched offices at the Munich headquarters of automaker BMW in connection with an investigation into sus-pected manipulation of diesel vehicle emissions. Munich prosecutors said the search Tuesday came after BMW employees admitted to Germa-nys motor vehicle authority on Feb. 22 that two models „ the 750xd and the M550xd „ had been equipped with impermis-sible defeat devices that turned off emission controls under cer-tain circumstances.The company has said that the 11,400 vehicles in question mistakenly received software intended for other vehicles during a post-sale update, worsening emissions performance. The company says it recalled and fixed the vehicles and is cooperating with the probe. The Associated Press


** A12 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldWRITE 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: One-sided letter demands response The letter from Rezwan Haq published in the March 17 edition (What would Jesus doŽ) was totally biased and one-sided. It mandates a response not just from Republicans but Democrats and independents as well. Mr. Haq would have us believe that Republicans have a monopoly on greed in our country and that his Democratic Party possesses moral superiority on the religious front because Republicans only represent the rich.Ž Apparently hes oblivious of whats been happening in the past year. Mr. Haq completely ignores self-serving millionaires in the Democratic Party such as Hillary Clinton and her corrupt Clinton Foundation, super rich Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, Rep. Maxine Waters, who amassed a net worth exceeding $5 million on a salary of $170,000 a year, and Obama, who amassed a net worth of over $12 million during his presidency and now lives in a 8,200-square-foot home in Washington. Mr. Haq also failed to acknowledge what billionaire Donald Trump accomplished for the average worker in less than one year, bringing long needed jobs back to America, reducing Americans reliance on food stamp abuse and cutting individual tax rates while refusing to take a salary. The corporate tax cuts brought off-shore capital back in the U.S. and allowed affected companies to award $1,000 crumbsŽ to loyal workers. The Obamacare legislation was forced onto Americans in 2010 by a onesided partisan vote by the Democrats. Mr. Haq failed to note that millions of taxpayers lost their doctors and health plans, incurred enormous increases in insurance premiums for high deductible insurance plans and faced fines for noncompliance to subsidize coverage for nearly half the nation. America has one of the best health care systems in the world, but unfortunately also one of the most susceptible to fraud and abuse. Mr. Haq would also have us believe that Republicans are morally and religiously bankrupt and Democrats are saints in American society. I suppose he missed all the news regarding the shenanigans taking place in the DNC to malign Trump. Neither party can claim moral superiority over the other. Mr. Haq titled his letter What would Jesus do.Ž Thats a valid question, but how come he never asked, What would Muhammad do?Ž There are 7.5 billion people living on our planet and more than 3 billion who live in poverty. The wars in Muslimcontrolled countries in the Mideast created a flood of refugees in Europe and America. Mr. Haq criticizes America, expecting us to take in anyone fleeing their home countries. Why isnt he criticizing leaders in those countries whove repeatedly failed to meet their citizens needs? America cant solve all the worlds problems opening its borders to anyone seeking to escape poverty, political repression and war-torn regions. People want to come to America because of our principles of freedom and liberty, but many want to take advantage of our generous social safety net.Ž Mr. Haq should be grateful to live in such a wonderful country.Ronald V. Wolff, Panama City BeachLETTER TO THE EDITOR ANOTHER VIEWWith the state expanding Bright Futures but doing far less for need-based aid, the University of Florida should create its own program covering tuition for lower-income students. Rick Scott recentlysigned into law a measure that permanentlyŽ expands the states merit-based Bright Futures scholarship program. About 93,000 students with top grade point averages and standardized test scores will have either 100 or 75 percent of their tuition and fees covered under the measure, which also allows the scholarships to pay for summer classes for the first time. The idea that these changes are permanent is somewhat deceptive, as lawmakers could reverse the expansion in the next recession. Thats what happened following the 2008 economic meltdown, when the Legislature boosted Bright Futures standards to ensure fewer students qualified and allowed scholarship levels to stagnate as higher college expenses meant they covered a smaller portion of them. Those changes disproportionately cost low-income and minority students their scholarships, a problem the expansion doesnt directly address. Means-testing the scholarships would have allowed the available money to cover a larger pool of needy students, but doing so would have angered well-off families in an election year. Since starting at UF three years ago, UF President Kent Fuchs has called for the state to make Bright Futures more need aware.Ž Its clear that wont happen any time soon, so Fuchs should instead create a program ensuring students under a certain income threshold would get their cost of attendance fully covered by the university. Fuchs told The GainesvilleSun last week that UF is considering such options for need-based aid, mentioning programs at the universities of Washington and Wisconsin. Wisconsin recently announced its program, which, starting in the fall, guarantees free tuition and fees for eight semesters for incoming freshmen and four semesters for transfer students who come from households making no more than $56,000 annually. Under former president Bernie Machen, UF created a program paying the tuition and fees of qualifying students who are the first in their families to attend college. Now known as Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars, the program currently provides these benefits for 300 students in each freshmen class. The program largely covers students coming from significant poverty, with an average family income of about $18,400. An expanded program would ensure more students whose families also struggle with college costs wouldnt have to take on significant debt to earn their degrees. Wisconsin plans to cover the cost of its program using private gifts, something UF, which is in the midst of a $3 billion fundraising campaign, also could do. Any student who qualified still would need to meet UFs rigorous standards to gain admission, but the new incentive might help the university get a more economically and racially diverse pool of applicants. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Gainesville Sun, a News Herald sister paper with GateHouse Media.UF should create program for free tuitionThere are all sorts of possible reasons to admire Donald Trump, but none more imaginative than one offered by a fan attending his Pennsylvania rally before last Tuesdays congressional election. Trumps planned meeting with North Koreas Kim Jong Un, said retiree Paul Ambrose, was the product of his unflinching toughness. To me, Obama was a butt-kissing liberal,Ž he told a Washington Post reporter. Trump is Teddy Roosevelt. He just might go in there and kick some (butt). Kims kind of (pooping) his pants because Trumps put the fear of God into him. Obama would have come and bowed.Ž Oh, would he now? If toughness is proved by threatening or taking military action „ an assumption I dont share „ Obama certainly qualifies. He began bombing the Islamic State. He escalated the war in Afghanistan. He used air power to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. He was not bowing when he authorized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. North Korea? Obama repeatedly tightened sanctions on Pyongyang in response to its nuclear tests, and he ordered a secret effort to sabotage its missile tests through cyberwarfare. He refused to enter talks with North Korea because he saw no evidence it was willing to give up its nukes. He has tweeted out threats against Kim, but when South Korean officials came to the White House to relay an invitation to meet with him, Trump melted like a chocolate bar on a hot sidewalk. Even some conservatives were aghast at Trumps eagerness to grant the North Koreans something his predecessors had withheld. What has Kim done to deserve this honor?Ž asked National Review. Over the last nine months or so, he murdered Otto Warmbier, threatened Guam and launched multiple missile tests, including two that flew over Japan.Ž All Trump got in return, wrote Stephen Hayes, editor of The Weekly Standard, was a promise from a regime that doesnt keep promises, to do a thing it has avoided doing for decades.Ž When members of Congress came to the White House after the Parkland massacre, Trump told them he favored raising the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns, chiding a Republican senator for being afraid of the NRA.Ž But before long, the president dropped the idea, in meek deference to the gun lobby. The most incriminating display is his treatment of Vladimir Putin, who U.S. intelligence agencies say has carried out a systematic campaign to subvert American democracy. What has Trump done in response? I cant say that Ive been explicitly directed to, quote, blunt or help stopŽ it, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers told a Senate committee. After he finally raised this delicate matter with the Russian president, Trump reported: He said he didnt meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times.Ž He added, And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.Ž Trump has often expressed doubt about Russian interference and rarely shown a desire to punish it. Obama placed economic penalties on Russia before leaving office. But after Congress passed a measure authorizing new sanctions against Russia, Trump refused to impose them. His reaction to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, which Prime Minister Theresa May furiously blamed on the Kremlin, was to waffle. Steve Chapman is a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board and a columnist with Creators Syndicate.At times, Trump acts like a wuss Tim Thompson | Publisher Will Glover | Managing Editor Mike Cazalas | Editor PANAMA CITY VIEWPOINTS S t e p h e n C h a p m a n Stephen Chapman


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 A13By Anita SnowThe Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. „ A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection.The trial in in U.S. Dis-trict Court in Tucson comes amid President Donald Trumps crackdown on illegal immigration and his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.Lonnie Swartz has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The teenager was on a street in Nogales, in the Mexican state of Sonora, just across the border from Nogales, Arizona.An autopsy showed the unarmed teen was shot 10 times, mostly from behind.U.S. District Judge Raner Collins asked prospective jurors whether they knew possible witnesses, includ-ing a dozen Border Patrol employees, FBI officials and several residents of Nogales, Sonora. Following jury selection from a pool of 38 prospective jurors, opening statements were expected either later Tuesday or on Wednesday, said Cosme Lopez, spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys Office for Arizona.Lee Gelernt, a New York-based lawyer with the American Civil Liber-ties Union, said he believes Swartz is the first border agent to be prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department in a fatal shooting across the international border.US agent on trial in killing of Mexican teenIn this Dec. 4 photo, a portrait of 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is displayed on the street where he was killed that runs parallel with the U.S. border. [ANITA SNOW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 B1 LOCAL & STATE SLEW OF CHARGES B6COPPER WIRE THEFTSBay County trio arrested in large-scale operation By Zack McDonald747-5071 | @PCNHzack zmcdonald@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „ Authori-ties have arrested a Bay County couple after a babysitter reported that two children appeared to have been badly beaten, accord-ing to official reports.Elroy Lamount Sims, 27, and Melody Kelley, 30, appeared in court Tuesday in the case. The Bay County Sheriffs Office (BCSO) reported a babysitter received the children from Kelley about 1 a.m. Monday, and they had extensive bruising and dried blood on their bodies. Sims has been charged with aggravated child abuse and child abuse; Kelley faces two counts of child neglect and two counts of failure to report child abuse, court records stated.According to BCSO, there were three children in the home Monday night when Sims badly beat two of them, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old. Kelley then took the children to stay with the babysitter but reportedly did not seek medical care.The 8-year-old reported seeing Sims beat the 4-year-old Monday night until he vomited blood,Ž officers wrote. ƒ It was then that Kelley packed up the three children to leave with them, taking two of the children to the babysitter and keeping the 4-year-old with her.ŽKelley went to the babysit-ters, saying she had nowhere to stay and needed the baby-sitter to watch two of the children for the night. The babysitter noticed the 8-year-old had a black eye. When asked how he got the black eye, the child told her Sims had hit him, BCSO reported.That afternoon, Kelley returned with the 4-yearold and asked to leave him with the babysitter as well. After Kelley left, the baby-sitter noticed the 4-year-old had extensive bruising on his back, neck, face and buttocks, officers reported.Dried blood was in his nose and ears,Ž officers wrote. The babysitter took the three children to the Bay County Sheriffs Office. BCSO Crimi-nal Investigations opened an investigation, and Gulf Coast Childrens Advocacy Center became involved.ŽBCSO: Children badly beaten A great blue heron carries a twig for its nest at St. Andrews State Park. The nesting season for great blue herons typically be gins in March and lasts through August. [PHOTOS BY PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD] Heron nesting season beginsGreat blue herons build their nests at St. Andrews State Park. The birds most often breed in colonies. By Jim TurnerThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Hurricane Irma kept Florida from reaching a goal of 120 million visitors last year but didnt stop the state from hitting a new single-year tourism high, according to numbers released Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott.In 2017, Florida drew an estimated 116.5 million visitors, up 3.6 percent from the previous high of 112.4 million in 2016.The numbers the past two years „ bolstered by a 12 percent increase in domestic travelers in that time „ came despite deadly storms, mass shootings in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale and the threat of mosquito-borne Zika virus.Because of Visit Floridas aggressive marketing efforts to make sure families across the world knew that Florida was open to visitors following Hurricane Irma, we are able to celebrate another recordbreaking year for tourism,Ž Scott said in a statement, referring to the state tourism-marketing agency.As 2017 got underway, Scott had sought to push the annual tourism figure to 120 million.The tourist head count is important as sales-tax revenue helps fuel state government and as tourism helps drive the economy, accounting for about 1.4 million jobs among Flori-das workforce of 10.15 million.State tourism hits new high in 2017 Sims Kelley See ABUSE, B3 See TOURISM, B2By Collin Breaux747-5081 | @PCNHCollinB CollinB@pcnh.comPANAMA CITY „Two tax collector offices in Bay County are moving locations so they can offer more space and services.The Panama City Beach branch, currently housed at 17109 Back Beach Road, is moving to 10520 Hutchison Blvd. The Back Beachlocation will close at noon Thursday and remain closed Friday during the move.Until the new location opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Beach customers can visit the Callaway, Lynn Haven and Panama City offices and can use the online OnMYWay feature to minimize lobby wait times.Tax collector o ces in PCB, Lynn Haven set to moveNew branches will have more space, services See TAX, B3 The new location of the Bay County Tax Collectors Of“ ce, 10520 Hutchison Blvd. in Panama City Beach, is partially set up Tuesday. The of“ ce will open to customers March 27. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD]


** B2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldGuidelines 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 Bernice C. Barton passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Florida. Bernice was born on Sept. 27, 1928, in Coral Gables, Florida. She met and married another native Floridian, George Ronald SpeedyŽ Barton. Together they had and raised two daughters, Aline and Cynthia. Longtime residents of Panama City, Florida, their family moved them to Punta Gorda, Florida, in 2014. Bernice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. We love you and you will be forever in our hearts. Bernice is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia and spouse William Lounsbury, and Aline and spouse Don Parrish; five grandchildren, Bill Lounsbury III, Tammy Anderson, Christina Collette, John Parrish and Christopher Parrish; as well as eight greatgrandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George, on Oct. 9, 2015. Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.BERNICE C. BARTONBonnie Gale Berndt, 61, of Panama City Beach, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 16, 2018. She was born July 30, 1956, in Rochester, New York. Bonnie was loved deeply by her husband, Keith Delmar; her children, Tiffany, Crystal and Joshua; and her sister, Kim. Memorialization will be by cremation, and a ceremonial scattering at sea will take place Friday, March 23, 2018. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www. Funeral Home & Cremation Services 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, Fla. 850-785-1316BONNIE GALE BERNDTHomer Harold Daniels, 83, of Panama City, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born on Oct. 2, 1934, in Jackson County, Florida, to Anger and Elizabeth Daniels. In his later years, his grandchildren became the love of his life. He was preceded in death by his son, Lewis Clark Daniels; three brothers, Lawson Daniels, Sam (Obie) Daniels and Otis Daniels; and two sisters, Jewette Griffin and Jeanette Mathews. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Daniels; sons, Homer HalŽ Harold Daniels II (Kathy) and Paul Allen Daniels; grandchildren, Blayke, Dylan, Brooke and Brent; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Bella and Bailey; one brother, Marion Daniels (Shirley); and two sisters, Trudy Olson (Dennis) and Ezelle Reuter. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Craig Brannon officiating. Interment will follow in Lynn Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.Wilson Funeral Home Family Owned Since 1911 214 Airport Road Panama City, Fla. 850-785-5272HOMER HAROLD DANIELSA memorial service for Edward Joseph JoeŽ Demers, 63, ofCarriere, Mississippi, who died March 17, 2018, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida. EDWARD JOSEPH JOE DEMERSFuneral services for Cupidene DenieŽ Elenburg, 81, of Panama City, Florida, who died March 18, 2018, will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Heritage Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Lynn Haven Cemetery. To extend condolences, visit www. CUPIDENE DENIE ELENBURGMr. Joseph Cecil Fountain, 77, of Panama City, Florida, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1941, in Plymouth, Florida, to the late Mary Magdalene Fountain and the late Curtis C. Fountain. Joseph served in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1996. He also served in the Florida Army National Guard as a command sergeant major until he retired in 1996. He loved fishing, camping and motorcycle riding. He was preceded in death by his son, James A. Fountain; and sisters, Patricia A. Padgett and Priscilla S. Hildebrand. Joseph is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn; daughters, Tina D. Brown and Sharon K. Blair, and her husband, Gregory; brothers, Amos C. Fountain and Timothy J. Fountain; sister, Julia L. Woods; grandchildren, Marie Walker, Frank Coatney III, Sean A. Simpson, Jennifer A. Pate, Olivia Flynn, Jeremy Fountain, Sara Dowdy, Michael Fountain, William Blair and Kayla Bowden; greatgrandchildren, Dominick J. Walker, Mikah E. Walker, Copeland M. Walker, Conor J. Flynn, Liliana Blair and Jocelyn Coatney; and friends, James A. BudŽ Lindsey and John Siverling. The family would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to the nurses and staff of Covenant Care, Bay Medical Center and Dr. Syed Madmood. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Ave., Panama City, Florida 32405, with Pastor Carl Fondren officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the funeral home.Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.comJOSEPH CECIL FOUNTAINCharles Ted ChuckŽ Isaac, 79, of Panama City Beach, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at a local care facility. A native of Rockport, Indiana, he was born on Aug. 7, 1938, to James Roy and Mary Cronan Isaacs. He lived in Indiana for 62 years before he and his wife, Shirley, became residents of Panama City Beach, Florida, in 2001. Chuck was retired from Cummins Engine Company and Franklin Power Products. He was a member and deacon of Gulf Beach Baptist Church where he recorded the Sunday services and mailed them to the homebound members. He also was head of the Benevolence Food Pantry. Chuck also assisted with the Wednesday ministry at Provision Nursing Home. Chuck was preceded in death by his father, James Isaacs; mother, Mary Cronan; and grandmother, Mabel Isaacs. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Isaac; three children, Rita Cheatham (Tim), Tony Isaac and James Isaac (Bernice); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren including two great-granddaughters (Faith and Jamie King) who lived with Chuck and Shirley for the past 15 years; and one brother. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Gulf Beach Baptist Church with Dr. Greg George officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www. Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 CHARLES TED CHUCK ISAAC E. Jean Klinger, 95, of Panama City, Florida, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Memorial services will be announced by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. E. JEAN KLINGERMr. Robert Lee R.L.Ž Mayo, 94, of Clarksville, Florida, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at his home. R.L. was born on Nov. 4, 1923. R.L. was a member of Dixie Lodge 109 F&AM Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and Shaddai Shrine Temple. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Clarksville Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. CDT until service time at 11 a.m. CDT. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, Florida.Peavy Funeral Home 20367 NW Evans Ave. Blountstown, Fla. 32424 850-674-2266ROBERT LEE R.L. MAYONoel G. BudŽ Phillips Jr. passed unexpectedly, yet peacefully, on Friday, March 16, 2018, the result of a fall at his home in Panama City, Florida. Born in Graysport, Mississippi, on May 28, 1928, son of Noel and Nina Phillips, Bud was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Vogelgesang (DD-862) as an engineering officer. Following his Navy service, he was employed in the paper manufacturing industry and became managing director of the National Board and Paper Mills and Killeen Paper Mills (Waterford and Dublin, Ireland), both subsidiaries of St. Joe Paper, from 1964 to 1982. His love of Ireland and Her people remained with him for the rest of his life. In his retirement, Bud worked at Lowes Home Improvement Center in Panama City for several years; he enjoyed meeting, helping and providing advice to his many faithful customers on their project needs. An avid, self-taught woodworker, he spent many hours in his workshop skillfully crafting beautiful furniture for family and friends. Bud was very proud of his garden and fruit trees and was dedicated to their care and abundance. Bud is remembered by many as a compassionate, wise, and dutiful individual who placed service before self and never wavered from his responsibilities. A devoted husband of 60 years to Claire, who preceded him in death in 2015. Loving father to Noel (Sylena), Luke (Felicia), Annette (Bill); grandfather to Nol (Hunter), Tiffani (Travis), Mason (Kayla), Noah, Matthew, Brynn; and great-grandfather to Taylor and Mabree, all of whom fondly remember and miss him. Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Southerland Funeral Home. A celebration of Buds life will be held at a later time for family and friends. Interment will be in Sabogula, Mississippi. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532NOEL G. BUD PHILLIPS JR.Visitation for retired Air Force Lt. Col. Alan L. Stone, who died March 18, 2018, will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, followed by a memorial service with full military honors at 2 p.m. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.ALAN L. STONE Even with the record tourism count, Visit Flor-ida, which undertook a $5 million post-Hurricane Irma effort, estimated Irma cost the state $1.5 billion in visitor spending.A report for Visit Florida by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, found Irma cost the state 1.8 million visitors, based on tourism trends before the September storm swept through the state. Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys and Col-lier County before barreling north.The majority of these lost visits occurred during September,Ž the report stated. By December, the number of actual out-ofstate visitors was nearly equal to the number of expected visitors to the state.ŽIrma decreased airport travel in September by 11.6 percent, mostly in the southern part of the state, while the Keys experienced a 44 percent decrease in room demand in September, based on comparisons from the same month a year earlier. Naples, Miami, Melbourne and Fort Lauderdale also experienced drops in hotel demand, while other areas such as Bay County „ with people fleeing ahead of the storm and people from out-of-state responding to the storm „ recorded increased room demand, the report said.Outside of the Keys, the storm is credited with help-ing to boost hotel room demand in October „ up 10 percent from a year earlier „ and November (7 percent) because of displaced residents and workers responding to the disaster.Overall, the state recorded 102.3 million domestic trav-elers last year, up from 97.9 million in 2016 and 91.3 million 2015. Meanwhile, overseas travel dropped for the second consecutive year, from 11.4 million in 2015 to 11.1 million in 2016 and 10.7 million last year. Canadian tourists, who have been a target of Visit Florida President and CEO Ken Lawson, grew from 3.3 million in 2016 to 3.5 million last year. Tourism numbers from Canada had been falling since a high of 4.2 million in 2013, in part because of the weakened Canadian dollar against its U.S. counterpart.The state also recorded traffic at Floridas top 18 airports grew by 4.1 percent in 2017 from 2016, with 87.2 million passengers. TOURISMFrom Page B1Visitors leave the beach in Panama City Beach in September. [HEATHER HOWARD/NEWS HERALD FILE PHOTO]


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 B3Kelley allegedly told officers she did not report the beatings because she did not want Sims to get into trouble, and she did not want to lose her children. The children were taken to a local emergency room for medical care. They have been placed in the care of a family member, BCSO reported.Kelley and Sims were taken into custody on the child abuse and neglect charges. However, BCSO reported the investigation continues, and additional charges are possible. ABUSEFrom Page B1 Were excited about this new space for both our team and customers," Tax Collector Chuck Perdue said in a news release. "Weve been able to add a couple of additional work stations, which means adding team members to provide improved service. The new office better cen-tralizes us in Panama City Beach, and the hope is it makes a more convenient location.Ž In an interview with The News Herald, Perdue also said the Beach branch is moving at the request of the city, which owns the building. Beach Mayor Mike Thomas said the Back Beach building prob-ably willbe torn down and turned into green space and a parking area.The relocations should go smoothly, Perdue said, adding crews are working on it as quickly as we can.ŽPerdue in August upgraded the office's main location at the Bay County government center, adding a new call center, plenty of new technology and a new customer ser-vice approach.The Lynn Haven branch, currently at 801 Florida Ave., also is set for upgrades. The office is moving a block away to the former SunTrust Bank building at 700 Florida Ave. Renovations have begun, and the move is expected to take place in late May or early June, Perdue said. "Lynn Haven continues to be one of our busiest branch offices," Perdue wrote in a Facebook post. "For years, it was a best kept secret to get in and get out quickly. The secret has long been out and its time for action to provide the level of service both we and the citizens expect."The Florida Avenue location will provide more space, said Tax Collector Administration Director Kara Starllings, who added the branchs new services will include a driving test and concealed weapon permit applications.More space is needed to accommodation the rising population in Lynn Haven and the surrounding areas, Perdue said. TAXFrom Page B1Bay County Tax Collector Chuck Perdue is moving the Panama City Beach of“ ce from its current home on Panama City Beach Parkway to this location on Hutchison Boulevard, formerly occupied by SunTrust Bank. [PHOTOS BY JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD] Renovations are almost complete at the new Bay County Tax Collectors Of“ ce at 10520 Hutchison Blvd. in Panama City Beach.


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** B6 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News Herald News Herald staff reportLYNN HAVEN „ A truck hidden in a wooded area led police to three men involved in a large-scale copper wire theft operation, according to the Lynn Haven Police Department.About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer noticed a silver Ford truck parked and somewhat concealed in a wooded area in the 1000 block of Arthur Drive. Near the truck, in an area marked No trespassing,Ž the officer spoke to Charles Casey Locke of Lynn Haven, 23; David Tyler Warren of Lynn Haven, 24; and James Jay Cody Griner of Panama City, also 24. When questioned about their presence in an area clearly marked against trespassing, they said that they were fishing nearby,Ž the officer reported. However, they had no fishing tackle with them and none was located where they claimed to have been fishing.ŽThe men were near the site of previous large-scale thefts of copper wire, LHPD reported. They were arrested on a charge each of trespassing.After impounding Lockes truck, LHPD reported find-ing a 12-gauge shotgun, a .38-caliber revolver, meth-amphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evi-dence relating to the copper thefts.Further investigation revealed that both Charles Casey Locke and David Tyler Warren had sold large quantities of copper to local scrap-metal facilities during the time frame of these thefts,Ž LHPD reported. In subsequent interviews with investigators, statements were obtained implicating the defendants in these crimes.ŽLocke was charged with armed trespass, posses-sion of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug para-phernalia; three counts each of grand theft and dealing in stolen property; and four counts of felony criminal mischief.Warren was charged with armed trespass, three counts each of grand theft and dealing in stolen property and four counts of felony criminal mischief. Griner was charged with one count of armed trespass.Anyone with information on the case can call LHPD at 850-265-4111 or the Crime Stoppers Tips Line at 850-785-TIPS.Trio arrested in large-scale copper wire theft Griner Locke Warren PANAMA CITYCounty seeks parks and recreation inputLeading up to a public meeting on its five-year plan, the Bay County Parks Advisory Board wants your input on the countys recre-ational offerings.Consulting firm Stantec is helping the county develop its five-year plan, considering the future use and development of park facilities and athletic programming in unincorporated Bay County,Ž according to a city news release. The study will examine parks, community centers, athletic facilities, beach accesses, fishing piers and boat ramps along with intergovernmental agreements and partnerships with other municipalities.ŽResidents can give their input through a survey at The survey will help determine the final plan.We encourage anyone who has an interest in rec-reation to participate in this survey and help Bay County determine the future direction of its Parks and Recreation Division,Ž Bay County Parks and Recreation Division Manager Derick Thomas said. We are asking the public for help in planning a future that will meet the needs and desires of our community.ŽThe board will meet at 3:30 p.m. April 18 in Room 1040 of the Bay County Government Center, 840 W. 11th St., and also will take public input then.PANAMA CITY BEACHPCB bed tax collections up 3.2 percent in JanuaryThousands of winter residents visiting the beach in January helped boost Panama City Beachs tourist development tax collections over 2017s numbers.Collections are up 3.2 per-cent, at $511,021 compared to last Januarys $495,113.Panama City Beach is built on fun, and the month of January is no exception,Ž Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe said in a press release. Each year more and more travelers decide to ditch the winter blues and flock to Panama City Beach for our warmer weather, sun-shine and our fun calendar of events.ŽTourism officials said many visitors attended such Beach winter resident events as the Homecoming Dance and Social, Senior Prom and mystery golf challenges. PANAMA CITY BEACHPolitical forum set for PCB Ward 3 candidatesVoters will have the chance to meet and hear about candidates running for Panama City Beachs Ward 3 seat at a political forum Thursday.Beach Ward 3 candidates Geoff McConnell, Skip Stoltz, Burnie Thomp-son and Colleen Swab are expected to attend the forum, which is open to the public. Candidate sign-in and a meet-and-greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oatfield Center, 423 Lyndell Lane. Light refresh-ments will be served. Early voting begins April 9-13. Election day is April 17.BAYOU GEORGE4 teens netted in string of vehicle burglariesA string of vehicle burglaries in the Sweetwater area of Bay County has been resolved with the arrests of four juveniles, according to official reports.The Bay County Sheriffs Office reported that James Austin Harris, 16; Keaden Phillips, 16; Caleb Dutton, 16; and David Finch, 15, all of Panama City, have been charged with eight counts of burglary and grand theft, felony charges.BCSO reported that a deputy was on patrol about 4 a.m. in the Sweetwater area when he spotted the teenagers walking the streets and stopped them to talk. The deputy learned they were camping in a tent nearby and just out to take a walk. The deputy took their names and information and continued on his patrol.Beginning about 9 a.m. the same morning, numer-ous vehicle burglaries were reported to the BCSO in the Sweetwater area. Working on the information gathered on the group of teenagers by the deputy on patrol over night, deputies located their campsite.Readily visible inside the open tent were numerous items reported stolen in the vehicle burglaries. Criminal investigators were called and took the four juveniles into custody and interviewed them. Several of the teens admitted to the vehicle burglaries, BCSO reported.FOUNTAINMan charged with sexually abusing girlA Bay County man is behind bars after a juvenile told authorities he sexually abused her, according to arrest reports. Philip David Mullins, 43, appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the case. The Bay County Sheriffs Office arrested Mullins after he allegedly made comments to others that he was sexually active with the victim.Deputies then interviewed the victim, who said Mullins had abused her several times without her consent. She said he also tried to coerce her into engaging in sexual activity with him and his son, BCSO reported. Mullins is charged with sexual battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 18 and lewd and lascivious molestation.SPRINGFIELDMan accused of threatening girlfriend with dumbbellA Bay County man has been arrested after his girl-friend reported fearing for her life while he wielded a 10-pound weight in front of her face, according to arrest reports.Steven Ralph Jensen, 56, appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault in the case. Springfield Police Department reported responding to a domes-tic call about 8 a.m. when a woman said her live-in boyfriend brought out a 10-pound dumbbell during an argument. Jensen then allegedly began yelling obscenities at the victim and brandished the weight in a manner suggesting he wanted to hit her. He then slammed the dumbbell on the table in front of the victim, police reported.Jensen was arrested after the victim said she feared for her safety. News Herald staff reportsAREA BRIEFS Jensen Mullins


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 B7WHATS HAPPENINGTodayAARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Panama City Beach Library and 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. 2016 tax return also helpful. AARP focuses on lowto moderate-income taxpayers of all ages; you do not have to be an AARP member. No appointments; “ rst-come is “ rst-served. For details, Phil Cunningham, 850-774-7953 or CALLAWAY SENIORS PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to noon at the Callaway Fellowship Center, hosted by the Bay County Council on Aging, with exercise classes, tai chi, bingo, line dancing, cards and lunch. Seniors 60 and older. For details, 850-769-3468 AWKWARD OXEN IMPROV HOUR: 10 a.m. at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Free; suitable for all ages. Seaside Reps improv troupe plays games, makes up scenes and songs on the spot. Audience members can workshop on Wednesday and perform with them on Thursday. For details, ART & FUN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, Lynn Haven. For details, 850-277-2730 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH CLASS: 12:30 p.m. at the Lynn Haven Senior Center, facilitated by retired Spanish teacher. For details, 850-277-2730 CATCH A DREAM: 1-3 p.m. at the Native Spirit Museum and Gallery, 1101 Beck Ave., Panama City, as part of Anthropology Week. Linda Pettersen will demonstrates the art of making dreamcatchers. Learn how they are made, what they are used for, and the legend that surrounds them. For details, 890-9905 CHANTICLEER: 7:30 p.m. at the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Ave., Panama City; wrapping up the Panama City Music Associations 76th season. The 12-man orchestra of voicesŽ presents original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary composition. For tickets, MarinaCivicCenter. comThursdayAARP 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. 2016 tax return also helpful. AARP focuses on lowto moderate-income taxpayers of all ages; you do not have to be an AARP member. No appointments; “ rst-come is “ rst-served. For details, Phil Cunningham, 850774-7953 or AWKWARD OXEN IMPROV HOUR: 10 a.m. at Fonville Press in Alys Beach. Free; suitable for all ages. Seaside Reps improv troupe plays games, makes up scenes and songs on the spot. Audience members can workshop on Wednesday and perform with them on Thursday. For details, FREE HEALTH CLINIC: 1…4 p.m. at the Panama City Rescue Mission Support Center, 515 E. Sixth St., Panama City. Free; registration is in the morning before clinic opens. For details, 850-215-0159 SPEAK ANOTHER TONGUE: 1-3 p.m. at the Native Spirit Museum and Gallery, 1101 Beck Ave., Panama City, as part of Anthropology Week. Ron Scott is Choctaw from Oklahoma who will share the native tongue of his people. Learn about the Choctaw and the language with which they communicated. For details, 890-9905 DENNIS LANDI NGHAM EXHIBITION: 5-8 a.m. at The Artist Cove, 36 W. Beach Drive, Panama City. An evening of art and enjoyment with a classical guitarist performing and plenty of refreshments. Open to the public.


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** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 C1 SPORTSBy Jake SeinerThe Associated PressSARASOTA, Fla. „ Buck Showalter heard that Lance Lynn was pitching against the Orioles and knew hed be changing his lineup. The Baltimore manager wasnt concerned about the result of last weeks Grape-fruit League game against Minnesota, played hours after Lynn officially joined the team. But Showalter figured the right-hander might start when the Twins travel to Camden Yards for a three-game season-opening series later this month.With that in mind, Show-alter saw an opportunity.Even in spring training, when wins and losses are meaningless, managers are always hunting for significant matchups. Thats especially true along the Florida Gulf Coast, where all five AL East rivals train within about three hours of each other.Picking and choosing spots for players has been key for Baltimore this spring because the Orioles play 14 of their first 17 regular season games against either division foes or the Twins, another regu-lar spring opponent. When Minnesota signed Lynn to a free-agent deal a week ago Monday and announced him as the next days starting pitcher against the Orioles, Showalter stacked his lineup with regulars like Manny Machado, Trey Mancini and Pedro Alvarez „ a somewhat unusual move for a road spring training game.Thing is, the Os are likely to see Lynn that first weekend of the season, and Baltimores players are largely unfamiliar with him because hes been in the National League his whole career with St. Louis. The spring game was a valuable sneak peak at his stuff and delivery. Thats why we got some of our guys over there,Ž Showalter said.He can only hope his Birds do better the next time they see Lynn. He struck out five in three hitless innings.Showalter is also trying to shield his established starters from AL East rivals, keeping Dylan Bundy, Andrew Cashner, Kevin Gausman and Chris Tillman away from the Yankees, Red Sox, Rays, Twins and Blue Jays. Its no accident that Miguel Castro and Mike Wright Jr. have combined for four starts against those teams „ theyre in contention for the No. 5 starter spot, and Showalter wants to see how they fare against division opponents.We want to see them in that environment to evalu-ate them better,Ž Showalter said. Matchups get managed, even in meaningless spring gamesBaltimore Orioles Manny Machado hits an RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game March 2 i n Sarasota, Fla. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] The News HeraldMARIANNA „ During the third inning of the opening game, the only question remaining for the No. 4 Gulf Coast softball team was whether or not it could regroup to make a stand in the second game of the doubleheader.By the time No. 1 Chipola had swept the Lady Commo-dores, Gulf Coast had at least competed with the Lady Indi-ans in the nightcap.What remains to be seen is how Gulf Coast will respond after 11-1 and 4-1 setbacks on Tuesday, the first-game shellacking shortened to five innings by the run rule. The twinbill was postponed by rain on Monday, then moved from Panama City to Marianna on Tuesday because of wet grounds at Joe Tom King Field.The Lady Commodores 33-game winning streak wasnt snapped as much as it was vanquished. The com-bined results left Chipola in command atop the Panhandle Conference at 6-0, 34-0 on the season. Gulf Coast slipped into a second-place tie with Pensacola at 4-2 and is 33-3 overall.The Lady Indians hit a pair of three-run home runs, added a two-run shot and stole seven bases in the open-ing romp.Meanwhile, Chipola pitcher Krystal Goodman was plow-ing through the Gulf Coast order through four innings, allowing only one baserunner when she hit Kaylee Raines with a pitch with two outs in the first.Raines was erased trying to steal second, and with the mercy-rule looming in the fifth inning the Lady Commo-dores finally broke through. Amie Hutchisons one-out double was their initial hit, and Payton Burton followed with an RBI single.That enabled Gulf Coast to avoid becoming Chipolas 19th shutout victim of Chipola pulls rank on Gulf CoastBy Dustin Kent747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKent dkent@pcnh.comLUBBOCK, Tex. „ It had been a little while since the Gulf Coast womens basket-ball team had faced a fourth quarter deficit, going back to the last game of the regular season nearly a month ago when it had to rally back from 51-48 down to beat Chipola in Marianna.Surely to the surprise of many, the Lady Commodores found themselves trailing to San Jacinto-North early in the fourth quarter of their opening game of the NJCAA Division I Womens Basketball National Championship tournament Tuesday night, though it appears theyve not forgotten how to handle some late-game adversity.Gulf Coast (27-2) used a 13-0 fourth quarter surge to rally past the Gators (2511) for a 54-45 victory. With the win, the No. 2 seed Lady Commodores advance to Thursdays quarterfinal round to take Seward County (Kan.), which defeated South Georgia Tech 88-81 in Tues-days late game.That the Lady Commodores are into the quarterfinals is hardly unexpected, though how much effort was required to get there came as a bit of a surprise. However, Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel said the opening game for teams with first round byes against opponents with a game in Lubbock already under their belts is often tricky. When youre coming in as the two-time defending champion with expectations of winning a third, it can add an extra layer of complication.The first game is really hard,Ž Scovel said. We have two players who played here last year, and then we just heard all this about how were going to be in the champion-ship game again. I was so afraid that the expectations of three-peating and all the Late surge li s Lady Commodores NCAA | C5SWEET 16See previews for the next roundup of the mens NCAAtournament BASEBALL | C3KILCREASE, COMMODORES DOWN RAIDERSGulf Coast held o Northwest Florida State 5-2 on Tuesday to solidify no worse than second place in the Panhandle Conference baseball standings Sweeps conference doubleheader to end Lady Commodores winstreakSee BASKETBALL, C2 See SOFTBALL, C2 See BASEBALL, C2


** hoopla about coming out here and winning another one would be tough to handle for a young team and we played like that. We played like the expectations got to us a little. Emotionally and physically, we couldnt perform to our normal game. If we dont get closer to a normal game on Thursday, its going to be ugly.ŽShayla Bennett had 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead Gulf Coast, while Jhileiya Dunlap added 10 points and 15 rebounds. Astou Gaye and Janesha Green each scored nine points. Eryka Sidney led the Gators with 17 points, followed by Princess Clemons with 11.The game was a back and forth affair through the first 30 minutes, with the lead changing hands 18 times through three quarters. A 3-pointer by Sydney to open the fourth quarter made it 19 times and put the Gators up 40-39. A driving bank shot by Bennett made for the 20th and final lead change of the night, though a free throw by Alexis Bryant tied the game 41-41 with 7:04 remaining.Gulf Coast assumed control from that point forward, getting a tough bank shot by Shay Collins and a bucket inside by Gaye off of a pretty pass from Dunlap to go up four points and draw a timeout from San Jacinto. The stoppage did nothing to halt the Lady Com-modores momentum, as Green followed her own miss with basket plus a foul for a three-point play, and Bennett drove through the San Jacinto defense for another basket to make it 50-41.A putback by Dunlap pushed the margin to double figures, and the 6-foot-2 sophomore added a short jumper moments later on a pass from Collins to make it 54-41 with 2:04 to play. A jumper by Clemons with 1:40 on the clock stopped the run and was the first made basket for the Gators in eight min-utes of action.The Lady Commodores won despite shooting just 37.7 percent from the field for the game, including 3 of 20 from the 3-point line. Scovel said Gulf Coast would need better execution, par-ticularly from supporting players like Green, Din Dian, and Alexus Dye, on Thursday, but she credited San Jacinto for making it tough on her team at both ends of the court.Nothing came easy for us,Ž she said. They controlled the tempo, got us standing around, got us being complacent on defense. Their guards made some nice cuts, got us on some backdoors, took us off the dribble ƒ they played well. It wasnt like we were just playing horrible. They played well and executed and kept the game close.ŽNeither team was able to get much separation early in the game, with a 3-pointer from Bryant giving the Gators an early 7-4 edge and a 3-pointer from Bennett giving Gulf Coast its biggest edge of the first half at 12-10. A pair of free throws by Green put GC up 27-26 at the half, and two quick baskets by Dunlap and Dian extended the Lady Commodores advantage to 31-26 early in the third quarter.San Jacinto answered with six straight points and regained the lead 32-31 on a basket inside by Bryant with 6:47 on the clock. A pair of free throws by Clemons and a turnaround jumper by Sidney put the Gators up 37-33 with 4:13 left in the third, but Gulf Coast answered with a 6-0 run of its own to close the quarter.Bennett started the spurt with a driving basket and added a pull-up jumper shortly after to tie the game, with an offensive rebound and putback by Dunlap with 45 seconds left in the third putting Gulf Coast up 39-37. C2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News HeraldThis isnt groundbreaking territory from Showalter, of course. The AL East clubs along the Gulf Coast often manipu-late their rosters to either align or avoid matchups. Former Yankees manager Joe Girardi was especially aggressive about that.We went a couple springs with Joe where we didnt see any of their starting pitchers,Ž Show-alter said.Girardi was replaced this offseason by Aaron Boone, a first-time manager who spent 12 years as a major league infielder. He hasnt been quite as selective as Girardi, but hes cogni-zant of the value in certain matchups based on his experience as a player.Any time you could see a pitcher that youre going to face, you kind of sign up for that,Ž Boone said. Especially someone you might see a lot.ŽBoone said balancing rosters isnt difficult in spring training because pitchers can always get in their work during simulated or minor league games. Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia have all taken turns in recent simulated games, and Showalter has done the same with Cashner and Gausman. It can actually be advantageous for the pitchers workloads to stay on the backfields, too, because sim and minor league games are flexible on the rules.Not that Showalter is going to stress too hard about all that. Considering the constant roster shuffle, the lack of competitiveness and the Gulf Coast winds, theres only so much advanced scout-ing to be done.Evaluating down here is a real challenge,Ž Show-alter said. Springs a big fooler on both sides of it. What does it really mean? Not that much.Ž BASEBALLContinued from C1The News HeraldNICEVILLE „ Trever Kilcrease continued to excel as the opening starter of a four-game conference series as Gulf Coast held off Northwest Florida State 5-2 on Tuesday to solidify no worse than second place in the Panhandle Confer-ence baseball standings.Kilcrease improved to 6-1, and more importantly 3-0 in the conference by pitching into the ninth inning. He left with one out and a 5-1 lead, obviously tiring while yielding seven hits after the start of the seventh inning.The Commodores often couldnt hold a lead for the sophomore right-hander earlier this season, but Peyton Knight has appeared to take over the role of closer in confer-ence games.This time he surrendered an RBI single to his first batter, Grant Stewart, but recorded the final two outs of the game with the tying run at the plate.That elevated Gulf Coast to 6-3 in the con-ference, 18-11 overall and dropped Northwest Florida to 2-3, 21-10.First-place Chipola took a 3-1 record into a single game at Pensacola on Tuesday, the possi-bility of a Chipola defeat elevating Gulf Coast into first place. Results were not immediately posted.Alec Aleywine had two hits and three runs batted in as the Commo-dores staked Kilcrease to a 4-0 lead by the top of the fifth inning.Jacquez Koonce, Aley-wine and Brett Wisely all singled in the first inning to produce a run off Raiders starter Thomas Farr.Koonce had a hit and Aleywine brought him home for a 2-0 edge in the third and Aleywines two-run single scored Koonce and Ben Rowden after Stevie Moffatt had opened the fifth inning with a single.Koonce had an RBI to make it 5-0 in the sixth. After the end of the sixth Kilcrease had given up only one hit. That changed in the seventh.Northwest Florida produced two hits in that inning and Kilcrease stranded the baserun-ners. Stewart and Kaden Polcovich then started the Raiders eighth with singles, and again Kilcrease pitched out of it.That came to an end in the ninth. Miguel Cienfuegos and Thomas Broyles both singled, and one-out later Lee Musgraves broke up the shutout with an RBI single.That brought on Knight, and he was greeted by Stewarts RBI single that made it 5-2. Knight sealed the triumph thereafter and Gulf Coast won its third consecutive series opener.Wisely, Aleywine and Koonce each had two hits to pace Gulf Coasts 10-hit attack. NWFS fin-ished with nine hits, and each team made three errors in the field.The Commodores play at Northwest Florida again at 5 p.m. Thursday.Kilcrease, Commodores down Raiders the season and fourth consecutive.The Lady Indians stroked 10 hits off starter and loser Chandler Sparkman and reliever Hutchison. Barbara Woll hit a two-run homer in the first inning for an early cushion.It became 5-0 in the second when Candela Figueroa unloaded a three-run shot. Alexis Grampp made it 11-0 in the third off Hutchison with another three-run bomb as seven consecu-tive batters reached in a six-run barrage.The outcome had been decided well before that.The second game had a completely different vibe. Gulf Coast actually outhit Chipola six to three, but was hampered by a leaky infield defense that produced three errors. The damage was done in the second inning when Jordenne Gatens leadoff double was the only hit of the inning. What ensued were two errors and five stolen bases that produced a 3-0 lead.Unlike the first game, Gulf Coast fought back. Allison Shiver singled to open the Lady Commodores third, and courtesy runner Amanda Dermody moved up on a passed ball, then stole third. She scored on Sam Siscos RBI single.Gulf Coast couldnt capitalize on Raines leadoff double in the fourth inning, and Chipola added a run when Amy Woodham and Bobbie Morris singled and Figueroa stroked a sacrifice fly in the bottom half.Gulf Coast starter Kristina Manthei pitched into the fourth inning and allowed only two hits. Reliever Alex Watson yielded only one hit thereafter.Gulf Coast had the tying run at the plate in the fifth inning when Burton had a pinch-hit double and Courtney Schweinsberg walked. Morgan Goree retired Hayden Lindsay on a ground ball to end the threat.Alexa Shiver singled in the seventh, but Goree finished off her 14th consecutive win.Gulf Coast wont have long to dissect Tuesdays outcomes as it plays another conference dou-bleheader today starting 4 p.m. at Pensacola with second place at stake. SOFTBALLFrom Page C1 BASKETBALLFrom Page C1 Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, center right, stands on the mound after relieving starting pitcher Dylan Bundy in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 2 in Sarasota, Fla. [AP FILE PHOTO]


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 C3 The Associated PressATHENS, Ga. „ Its been more than two months since that last play. The one that cost Georgia a national championship.The Bulldogs are still not over it.Its something I dream about every night,Ž receiver Terry Godwin said, shaking his head. One play. We worked so hard and got there, and we came up one play short. That hurt me tremendously.ŽAt least now, Godwin and his teammates can start look-ing forward.Spring practice began Tues-day for a program that suddenly faces enormous expectations, yet also must cope with how its magical run to the title game ended on a nightmarish final play .In overtime, Alabamas backup quarterback went deep for the winning touchdown pass, taking advantage of blown coverage to give the Crimson Tide a stunning 26-23 victory over its Southeastern Confer-ence rival.We got a little taste of it,Ž tight end Isaac Nauta said. We want to get back.ŽCoach Kirby Smart isnt the least bit interested in replaying last season „ not all the good things that happened nor the gut-wrenching way it finished .Following the example set by his mentor, Smart sounded very much like Alabamas Nick Saban as he talked about what it will take for the Bulldogs to build a program that can compete for championships every year.Change is inevitable, but growth is optional,Ž Smart said. Each team is very differ-ent. My concern for this team is not understanding that theyre going to be the target for every-one they play. Were not going to sit back and let people hunt us. Were going to continue to hunt. Were an aggressive team. Thats what we want to be. Were trying to grow as a team and get better.ŽThe Bulldogs certainly have some enormous shoes to fill, beginning with the dynamic running back duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel They also lost a hefty chunk of the starting defense, including projected first-round NFL draft pick Roquan Smith as well as four-year stalwarts Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy.But Smart has plenty of replacement talent on the way, landing a recruiting class that was rated by many as the best in the nation.Amazingly enough, all eyes will be on the quarterback position during spring practice, even though Jake Fromm had a stellar freshman season after taking over as the starter in the very first game when Jacob Eason went down with a knee injury.Realizing that his starting days were done between the hedges, Eason transferred to Washington. But Georgias recruiting class included Justin Fields a five-star high school quarterback who certainly has no plans to sit on the bench for the next two years.Fields is more of a dual threat than Fromm, having thrown for more than 4,000 yards and rushed for more than 2,000 yards in his last two prep seasons.No one is assured of a starting job, according to Smart. Not even Fromm .Everybody can improve,Ž the coach said. The fact that Justin and Jake are competing is no different than every guy on our team. Weve got about four or five spots in the secondary that are wide open for 12 guys. So why should (quarterback) be any different?  Georgia gets back to work after wrenching loss in title gameGeorgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws the ball during the opening day of spring practice. [JOSHUA L. JONES/ATHENS BANNER-HERALD VIA AP] The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE „ Derwin James considers himself one of the best players in this years NFL draft and during Florida States Pro Day the safety made a calculated decision.He surprised many by not doing any position drills on Tuesday.James, who is one of the top safeties in the draft, only did the three-cone drill and shuttle runs. He spent the rest of the day lightly tossing the football around and chatting with teammates.After the workouts, James said he acted on the advice of his agent, David Mulugheta.It kind of shocked me because I wanted to do it and was 100 percent healthy,Ž James said. I was kind of mad but he told me what was best. I hired him for a reason and I trust him.ŽJames was one of the top defensive backs in the 40-yard dash (4.47 seconds), vertical leap (40 inches) and broad jump (11 feet) during the NFL Scouting Combine. Most prospects stand on their combine performances during pro day but do participate in position drills.Ive proved everything I can prove,Ž James said, adding if a team wants to see a private workout, I can do that.ŽLast season James had 84 tackles, which was second on Florida State, two interceptions (including a return for a touchdown) and one sack after missing most of 2016 with a knee injury. He also was a sec-ond-team, AP All-America selection.Less than a week after Jimbo Fisher announced he was resigning as Florida States coach to accept the same job at Texas A&M, James announced he was declaring for the draft and would not participate in the Seminoles bowl game.James is trying to become the third FSU defensive back since 2013 to be selected in the first round. Xavier Rhodes went 25th overall to Minnesota in 2013 and Jalen Ramsey was the fifth overall pick by Jacksonville in 2016.Ramsey made the trip back to his alma mater for pro day and was joking around with James before workouts started.It means a lot to see Jalen out here because he was in the same position that I was two years ago and I am trying to do the same thing,Ž James said. We have the two best cor-ners in the NFL. There are a lot of great schools but Florida State is the best for defensive backs. We dont just cover, we tackle.ŽJames will be at Cowboys Stadium when the first round takes place on April 26. He said he received an invitation from the league, which usually goes to the top 10-15 prospects. Florida States James spends its Pro Day mostly on sidelinesFormer Florida State football defensive back Jalen Ramsey, left, who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, share some laughs with Derwin James. [AP PHOTO/JOE REEDY] The Associated PressKyle Lowry scored 25 points and Toronto used a strong fourth-quarter defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 93-86 on Tuesday night.Toronto limited Orlando to 3-of-19 shooting (15.8 percent) in the fourth quar-ter, helping the Raptors overcome an eight-point deficit and win for the 12th time in their last 13 games. Serge Ibaka had 14 points and Deion Wright and Norman Powell had 10 apiece for Toronto.Shelvin Mack led Orlando with 17 points. Aaron Gordon, returning after missing five games with a concussion, added 16 points. Nikola Vucevic had 15 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, which has lost seven of its last eight.The Raptors bench did most of the work in the final period. The reserves pressured Orlando all over the floor, forcing the Magic to miss their first 11 shots and commit four turn-overs, opening the door for a Raptors comeback. CELTICS 100, THUNDER 99: Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Morris added 21 points as Boston snapped the Thunders sixgame win streak. TIMBERWOLVES 123, CLIPPERS 109: Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 30 points and 10 rebounds for his NBA-best 60th doubledouble and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points in an all-around performance, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers that was critical for their push for the playoffs. PELICANS 115, MAVERICKS 105: Anthony Davis scored 37 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of secondleading scorer Jrue Holiday to beat the struggling Dallas Mavericks. Rajon Rondo added 19 points and 14 assists, and Ian Clark also scored 19 points for the Pelicans, who are in a tight, seven-team race for one of the “ nal “ ve Western Conference playoff spots. Raptors use strong defense in 4th quarter to beat MagicThe Associated PressMathew Barzal and Adam Pelech scored in the first period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday night.Anders Lee had a goal in the third period and Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter to help the Islanders snap a three-game skid with just their second win in 13 games (2-7-4).Christopher Gibson, pulled in his last start after giving up five goals on 12 shots against Washington last Thursday, stopped 36 shots and has both wins for New York in its recent stretch.Conor Sheary scored for Pittsburgh, which was 5-1-1 in its previous seven but fell four points behind first-place Washington in the tight Met-ropolitan Division. Columbus pulled into a tie with the Pen-guins for second at 87 points „ Pittsburgh holds the tie-breaker over the Blue Jackets.Matt Murray, returning after missing nine games due to a concussion, finished with 36 saves for the Penguins.Pittsburgh, playing for the first time since winning at Montreal last Thursday, came in with the NHLs best power play at 25.8 percent and went 0 for 1 against the Islanders „ last in penalty-killing at 74.9 percent.New York, which will likely miss the postseason for the second straight year, led 2-0 after one period and outworked the Penguins for much of the second before the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions picked up the pressure. BLUE JACKETS 5, RANGERS 3: Artemi Panarin had three goals and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to nine games with a victory over the New York Rangers. CAPITALS 4, STARS 3: John Carlson scored the go-ahead goal with “ ve minutes remaining to help the Washington Capitals beat the Dallas Stars and extend their lead atop the Metropolitan Division. T.J. Oshie, Matt Niskanen and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington, which leads the tight Metropolitan by four points over Pittsburgh and Columbus. The Capitals are on pace for their third consecutive division title and playoff appearance with nine games remaining. OILERS 7, HURRICANES 3: Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the Edmonton Oilers rode three-goal “ rst period to a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning and Ryan Strome scored in a span of 4:24 in the opening period after Carolina jumped to a 1-0 lead, and Edmonton led the rest of the way. PANTHERS 7, SENATORS 2: Jared McCann had a goal and two assists to lead the Florida Panthers over the Senators as Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson sat out following the death of his son. The team announced the death of Karlssons son before the game. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their “ rst child in the spring. RED WINGS 5, FLYERS 4, SO: Frans Nielsen scored his NHLrecord 22nd shootout winner and the Detroit Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers to end their 10-game losing streak. LIGHTNING 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3: Alex Killorn broke a tie midway through the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the “ nal four goals to rally past the Toronto Maple Leafs. JETS 2, KINGS 1, OT: Kyle Connor scored his second goal of the game 1:37 into overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the Los Angeles Kings despite losing Patrik Laine to a lowerbody injury. Connor “ red the winner past goalie Jack Campbell to help the Jets set a franchise record for wins at 44 (44-19-10). Barzal, Pelech lead Islanders to victory over Penguins


** C4 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News Herald EBRO SCHEDULEMondayMatinee: 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. ODDS PREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Cleveland Off Off Toronto at Philadelphia Off Off Memphis at Miami Off Off New York Charlotte 1 221 at Brooklyn at Milwaukee 4 226 LA Clippers Denver 9 222 at Chicago at San Antonio 5 203 Washington at New Orleans 1 221 IndianaCOLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Oklahoma State 4 W Kentucky at Saint Marys Calif. 6 Utah at Austin Peay 4 Ill.-Chicago at San Diego 2 N. Colorado at North Texas 1 Jacksonville StateThursdayKentucky 5 Kansas State Nevada 1 Loyola of Chicago Michigan 2 Texas A&M Gonzaga 5 Florida State at UTSA 4 Sam Houston State at San Francisco 9 CampbellFridayVillanova 5 West Virginia Purdue 1 Texas Tech Duke 11 Syracuse Kansas 4 ClemsonNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Buffalo -120 Arizona +110 at Pittsburgh Off Montreal Off at St. Louis Off Boston Off at Calgary -109 Anaheim -101 Updated odds available at PRO BASKETBALL NBAAll times CentralEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 53 18 .746 „ x-Boston 47 23 .671 5 Philadelphia 39 30 .565 13 New York 26 45 .366 27 Brooklyn 23 48 .324 30Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 40 30 .571 „ Miami 38 33 .535 2 Charlotte 30 41 .423 10 Orlando 21 50 .296 19 Atlanta 20 50 .286 20Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 41 29 .586 „ Indiana 41 30 .577 Milwaukee 37 33 .529 4 Detroit 31 39 .443 10 Chicago 24 46 .343 17 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 56 14 .800 „ San Antonio 41 30 .577 15 New Orleans 40 30 .571 16 Dallas 22 48 .314 34 Memphis 19 51 .271 37Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 44 26 .629 „ Oklahoma City 43 29 .597 2 Utah 40 30 .571 4 Minnesota 40 31 .563 4 Denver 38 33 .535 6Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 53 18 .746 „ L.A. Clippers 37 32 .536 15 L.A. Lakers 31 39 .443 21 Sacramento 23 49 .319 30 Phoenix 19 52 .268 34 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionMondays GamesCleveland 124, Milwaukee 117 Indiana 110, L.A. Lakers 100 Philadelphia 108, Charlotte 94 New York 110, Chicago 92 Brooklyn 118, Memphis 115 Miami 149, Denver 141, 3OT San Antonio 89, Golden State 75 Detroit 106, Sacramento 90Tuesdays GamesToronto 93, Orlando 86 Dallas at New Orleans, late L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, late Oklahoma City at Boston, late Atlanta at Utah, late Detroit at Phoenix, late Houston at Portland, lateTodays GamesMemphis at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. New York at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Central EAST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 87, Radford 61 Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 70, Stephen F. Austin 60 Florida 77, St. Bonaventure 62March 16 At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 74, Cal State Fullerton 48 Butler 79, Arkansas 62At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall 81, Wichita State 75 West Virginia 85, Murray State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 81, Alabama 58At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 69, Florida 66Sunday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 76, Butler 73At Viejas Arena, San DiegoWest Virginia 94, Marshall 71At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals March 23Villanova (32-4) vs. West Virginia (26-10), 6:27 p.m. Purdue (30-6) vs. Texas Tech (26-9),8:57 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersSOUTH REGIONAL First Round March 15 At American Airlines Center, DallasTennessee 73, Wright State 47 Loyola of Chicago 64, Miami 62At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 78, Davidson 73 Buffalo 89, Arizona 68March 16 At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 69, Creighton 59 UMBC 74, Virginia 54At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati 68, Georgia State 53 Nevada 87, Texas 83, OTSecond Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 95, Buffalo 75At American Airlines Center DallasLoyola of Chicago 63, Tennessee 62Sunday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 50, UMBC 43At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Nevada 75, Cincinnati 73At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayNevada (29-7) vs. Loyola of Chicago (30-5), 6:07 p.m. Kansas State (24-11) vs. Kentucky (26-10), 8:37 p.m.Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersMIDWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghRhode Island 83, Oklahoma 78, OT Duke 89, Iona 67At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 76, Pennsylvania 60 Seton Hall 94, N.C. State 83March 16 At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State 82, Bucknell 78 Syracuse 57, TCU 52At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn 62, College of Charleston 58 Clemson 79, New Mexico State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghDuke 87, Rhode Island 62At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 83, Seton Hall 79Sunday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitSyracuse 55, Michigan State 53At Viejas Arena, San DiegoClemson 84, Auburn 53At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals FridayKansas (29-7) vs. Clemson (25-9), 6:07 p.m. Duke (28-7) vs. Syracuse (23-13), 8:37 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Houston 67, San Diego State 65 Michigan 61, Montana 47At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 68, UNC Greensboro 64. Ohio State 81, South Dakota State 73March 16 At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 73, Providence 69 North Carolina 84, Lipscomb 66At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier 102, Texas Southern 83 Florida State 67, Missouri 54Second Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 90, Ohio State 84At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Michigan 64, Houston 63Sunday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 86, North Carolina 65At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Florida State 75, Xavier 70At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayTexas A&M (22-12) vs. Michigan (30-7), 6:37 p.m. Florida State (22-11) vs. Gonzaga (32-4), 9:07 p.m.Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersFINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals March 31South champion vs. West champion East champion vs. Midwest championNational Championship April 2Semi“ nal winnersNATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern Second Round SaturdayPenn State 73, Notre Dame 63SundayMississippi State 78, Baylor 77 Marquette 101, Oregon 92 Louisville 84, Middle Tennessee 68MondayOklahoma State 71, Stanford 65 Utah 95, LSU 71 Saint Marys 85, Washington 81 Western Kentucky 79, Southern Cal 75Quarter“ nals TuesdayPenn State 85, Marquette 80 Mississippi State (24-11) at Louisville (22-13), lateTodayWestern Kentucky (26-10) at Oklahoma State (21-14), 7 p.m. Utah (21-11) at Saint Marys (30-5), 9 p.m.Semi“ nals At Madison Square Garden, New York Tuesday, March 27Penn State (24-13) vs. Mississippi St.-Louisville winner, 6 or 8:30 p.m. Western Kentucky-Oklahoma St. winner vs. UtahSt. Marys winner, 6 or 8:30 p.m.Championship Thursday, March 29Semi“ nal winners, 7 p.m. NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Central ALBANY REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Columbia, S.C. Virginia 68, California 62 South Carolina 63, N.C. A&T 52 Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn 140, Saint Francis (Pa.) 52 Quinnipiac 86, Miami 72 At Athens, Ga. Duke 72, Belmont 58 Georgia 68, Mercer 63 At Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 91, Little Rock 49 Buffalo 102, South Florida 79Second Round Sunday At Columbia, S.C.South Carolina 66, Virginia 56Monday At Storrs, Conn.UConn 71, Quinnipiac 46At Athens, Ga.Duke 66, Georgia 40At Tallahassee, Fla.Buffalo 86, Florida State 65Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Albany, N.Y.South Carolina (28-6) vs. Buffalo (29-5), 10:30 a.m. UConn (34-0) vs. Duke (24-8), 1 p.m.Regional Championship March 26Semi“ nal winners, 6 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 99, Cal State Northridge 81 Villanova 81, South Dakota State 74, OT At College Station, Texas DePaul 90, Oklahoma 79 Texas A&M 89, Drake 76 At Eugene, Ore. Minnesota 89, Green Bay 77 Oregon 88, Seattle 45 Saturday At Columbus, Ohio Central Michigan 78, LSU 69 Ohio State 87, George Washington 45Second Round Sunday At Notre Dame, Ind.Notre Dame 98, Villanova 72At College Station, TexasTexas A&M 80, DePaul 79At Eugene, Ore.Oregon 101, Minnesota 73Monday At Columbus, OhioCentral Michigan 95, Ohio State 78Regional Semi“ nals March 24 At Spokane, Wash.Notre Dame (31-3) vs. Texas A&M (26-9), 3 p.m. Oregon (32-4) vs. Central Michigan (30-4), 5:30 p.m.Regional Championship March 26Semi“ nal winners, 8 p.m. KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Raleigh, N.C. Maryland 77, Princeton 57 NC State 62, Elon 34 Saturday At Starkville, Miss. Oklahoma State 84, Syracuse 57 Mississippi State 95, Nicholls 50 At Los Angeles UCLA 71, American 60 Creighton 76, Iowa 70 At Austin, Texas Arizona State 73, Nebraska 62 Texas 83, Maine 54Second Round Sunday At Raleigh, N.C.North Carolina State 74, Maryland 60Monday At Starkville, Miss.Mississippi State 71, Oklahoma State 56At Los AngelesUCLA 86, Creighton 64At Austin, TexasTexas 85, Arizona State 65Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Kansas City, Mo.N.C. State (26-8) vs. Mississippi State (34-1), 5:30 p.m. UCLA (26-7) vs. Texas (28-6),89 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winners, 6:30 p.m. LEXINGTON REGIONAL First Round March 16 At Louisville, Ky. Louisville 74, Boise State 42 Marquette 84, Dayton 65 At Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State 82, Western Kentucky 58 Tennessee 100, Liberty 60 At Waco, Texas Michigan 75, Northern Colorado 61 Baylor 96, Grambling State 46 Saturday At Stanford, Calif. Florida Gulf Coast 80, Missouri 70 Stanford 82, Gonzaga 68Second Round Sunday At Louisville, Ky.Louisville 90, Marquette 72At Knoxville, Tenn.Oregon State 66, Tennessee 59At Waco, TexasBaylor 80, Michigan 58Monday At Stanford, Calif.Stanford 90, Florida Gulf Coast 70Regional Semi“ nals Friday At Lexington, Ky.Oregon State (25-7) vs. Baylor (33-1), 5:30 p.m. Louisville (34-2) vs. Stanford (24-10), 8 p.m.Regional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winners, 11 a.m.WOMENS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT Second Round March 17TCU 86, Missouri State 51 James Madison 62, Radford 35March 18Indiana 74, Milwaukee 54 Purdue 77, Ball State 72 Virginia Tech 78, George Mason 69 South Dakota 74, Colorado State 49 Georgia Tech 91, UAB 47 West Virginia 79, Saint Josephs 51 Alabama 80, UCF 61 UC Davis 74, Wyoming 64 Fordham 63, Drexel 60 Kansas State 74, Utah 57MondayMichigan State 68, Toledo 66 Duquesne 69, Georgetown 66 St. Johns 53, Penn 48TuesdayNew Mexico 93, Rice 73Third Round ThursdayPurdue (20-13) at Indiana (19-14), 6 p.m. James Madison (23-10) at West Virginia (23-11), 6 p.m. Fordham (24-9) at Virginia Tech (20-13), 6 p.m. Duquesne (25-7) at St. Johns (18-14), 6 p.m. Georgia Tech (20-13) at Alabama (19-13), 7 p.m. Michigan State (19-13) at South Dakota (28-6), 7 p.m. TCU (21-12) at New Mexico (25-10), 8 p.m.FridayUC Davis (27-6) at Kansas State (18-15), 7 p.m. PRO HOCKEY NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 73 50 19 4 104 264 205 Boston 71 45 17 9 99 239 184 Toronto 73 43 23 7 93 246 208 Florida 71 37 27 7 81 219 218 Detroit 73 27 35 11 65 189 228 Montreal 73 26 35 12 64 182 232 Ottawa 72 26 35 11 63 199 251 Buffalo 72 23 37 12 58 172 236Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 73 42 24 7 91 229 217 Pittsburgh 73 41 27 5 87 238 222 Columbus 74 41 28 5 87 210 206 Philadelphia 74 37 25 12 86 222 220 New Jersey 72 37 27 8 82 217 215 Carolina 73 31 31 11 73 197 232 N.Y. Rangers 73 32 33 8 72 211 236 N.Y. Islanders 73 31 32 10 72 235 263WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 72 48 14 10 106 236 178 Winnipeg 73 44 19 10 98 242 190 Minnesota 73 41 24 8 90 227 210 Colorado 73 40 25 8 88 236 210 Dallas 74 38 28 8 84 212 201 St. Louis 72 39 28 5 83 201 193 Chicago 74 30 35 9 69 209 228Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 72 46 21 5 97 244 199 San Jose 72 40 23 9 89 219 199 Los Angeles 74 40 27 7 87 212 186 Anaheim 73 37 24 12 86 206 197 Calgary 74 35 29 10 80 204 222 Edmonton 73 32 36 5 69 208 234 Vancouver 72 25 38 9 59 186 236 Arizona 72 24 37 11 59 175 230 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsMondays GamesColumbus 5, Boston 4, OT Nashville 4, Buffalo 0 Florida 2, Montreal 0 Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 3, OT Arizona 5, Calgary 2Tuesdays GamesColumbus 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Washington 4, Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1 Edmonton 7, Carolina 3 Florida 7, Ottawa 2 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Winnipeg 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Vancouver at Vegas, late New Jersey at San Jose, lateTodays GamesMontreal at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Boston at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. PRO BASEBALL SPRING TRAININGAll times CentralAMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. Houston 16 7 .696 Boston 16 8 .667 Cleveland 16 10 .615 Baltimore 14 10 .583 Kansas City 13 10 .565 New York 13 11 .542 Chicago 13 11 .542 Oakland 12 11 .522 Toronto 12 13 .480 Minnesota 11 12 .478 Tampa Bay 11 12 .478 Los Angeles 13 15 .464 Seattle 11 14 .440 Detroit 9 13 .409 Texas 7 17 .292NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Milwaukee 16 7 .696 Chicago 15 10 .600 Miami 13 9 .591 San Diego 11 9 .550 St. Louis 12 11 .522 Los Angeles 13 13 .500 Arizona 12 12 .500 Atlanta 12 13 .480 Washington 11 12 .478 San Francisco 11 13 .458 Colorado 10 14 .417 Philadelphia 10 15 .400 Pittsburgh 9 15 .375 Cincinnati 9 16 .360 New York 8 16 .333(ss)-split squad games count in the standings, ties and games against non-MLB teams do not countMondays GamesBaltimore 4, Detroit 2 Pittsburgh 11, Minnesota 8 Houston 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Boston 6, Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 6, Toronto 0 Miami 9, Washington 1 Cleveland 5, San Francisco 4 Chicago White Sox 15, Arizona 2 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4 Colorado 5, Texas 1 L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, Oakland 1Tuesdays GamesWashington 8, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets 8, St. Louis 7 Detroit 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston 12, Pittsburgh 6 Philadelphia 2, Toronto 0 Chicago White Sox 10, Texas 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 6, Arizona 5 Milwaukee 4, Colorado 4 Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, cancelled San Francisco vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., late Cincinnati vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., lateTodays GamesBoston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Milwaukee (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 5:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 5:35 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 8:40 p.m. GOLF UPCOMING TOURNAMENTSINTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS WGC-DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH PLAYSite: Austin, Texas. Course: Austin CC. Yardage: 7,108. Par: 71. Purse: $10 million. Winners share: $1.7 million. Television: Wednesday-Friday, 2-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Golf Channel); 1-5 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (NBC). Defending champion: Dustin Johnson. Last World Golf Championship: Phil Mickelson won the Mexico Championship. Notes: Johnson is the No. 1 seed for the second straight year. ... Justin Thomas will have a mathematical chance to reach No. 1 this week. ... Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler are skipping Match Play for the second straight year. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka also is missing while he recovers from a wrist injury, while Joost Luiten withdrew and was replaced by Julian Suri. ... The No. 1 seed has won “ ve times since this event began in 1999. Tiger Woods did it three times (2003, 2004, 2008). The others were Rory McIlroy (2015) and Johnson (2017). ... There are 16 groups of four players, each group led by one of the top 16 seeds. The other three players for each group comes from seeds 17-32, 33-48 and 49-64. The winner of each group after three days of round robin advances to the 18-hole single elimination matches. ... This is the third year at Austin Country Club. ... This is the “ nal week for players to get inside the top 50 and qualify for the Masters if they are not already eligible. ... Thirteen of the 64 players are not in the Masters, a group that includes Charles Howell III. Next World Golf Championship: Bridgestone Invitational on Aug. 2-5. Online: SCOREBOARD ON THE AIR Today COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 [--] NIT Tournament, third quarter“ nal, W. Kentucky at Oklahoma St. 8 p.m. ESPN2 [--] NIT Tournament, fourth quarter“ nal, Utah at Saint Mary's (Cal.) FIGURE SKATING 11 a.m. NBCSN [--] World Championships, Ladies' Short Program, at Milan (sameday tape) GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF [--] PGA Tour, WGCDell Technologies Match Play, Day 1, at Austin, Texas MLB Noon ESPN2 [--] Spring training, Houston vs. Washington, at Palm Beach, Fla. 3 p.m. MLB [--] Spring training, Chicago Cubs vs. Texas, at Surprise, Ariz. NBA 6 p.m. ESPN [--] Toronto at Cleveland 8:30 p.m. ESPN [--] Washington at San Antonio NHL 7 p.m. NBCSN [--] Boston at St. Louis WINTER SPORTS 1p.m. NBCSN [--] Curling, Women's World Championship: Round Robin, China vs. United States, at North Bay, Ontario WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. CBSSN [--] NCAA Division II Tournament, “ rst semi“ nal, Cent. Missouri vs. Union (Tenn.), at Sioux Falls, S.D. 8:30 p.m. CBSSN [--] NCAA Division II Tournament, second semi“ nal, Ashland vs. Indiana (Pa.), at Sioux Falls, S.D. Baseball Bozeman at Providence tournament Wakulla Christian School at Bay 7 p.m. College softball Gulf Coast at Pensacola State (2) 4 p.m.AREA EVENTS IN BRIEFLarry Kwong, Asian pioneer in NHL, dies at 94Larry Kwong, the first player of Asian heritage to appear in an NHL game, has died at 94.According to an online obituary, he died Thurs-day in Calgary, Alberta.Kwong played a shift with the New York Rang-ers against the Montreal Canadiens on March 13, 1948. The brief NHL stint came after he joined the New York Rovers, a Rangers farm team. He led the team in scoring in the 1947-1948 season.Kwong was born in British Columbia and played with his hometown Hydrophones before moving up to the senior ranks at 18 with the Trail Smoke Eaters.After the Rangers, Kwong spent several seasons in the Quebec Senior Hockey League. He later played in England and Switzerland, where he also coached. Kwong was inducted into British Columbias sports Hall of Fame in 2013.NEW YORKNBA “ nes Rockets Green $25K, Celtics Morris $15KThe NBA has fined Gerald Green of the Houston Rockets $25,000 for shoving an opponent and Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics $15,000 for verbally abusing an official. The punishments were announced Tuesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the leagues executive vice president for basketball operations.Greens fine stems from a scuffle involving him, teammate Chris Paul and Minnesotas Gorgui Dieng in the Rockets 129-120 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday night in Minneapolis. Green was ejected in the fourth quarter for coming to Pauls defense after Dieng pushed him down after a foul. Morris verbal abuse toward the official occurred at the end of the Celtics 108-89 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday night in New Orleans. Morris had a technical foul during the game, which turned into a blowout.JACKSONVILLE, FLA.Jaguars dump TE Lewis, also release WR HurnsThe Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-ten-ured player on their roster Tuesday, and he wasnt happy about it.The Jaguars released veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis after 12 seasons to save $3.5 million in salary-cap space. The move came the same day Jacksonville parted ways with receiver Allen Hurns to save $7 million.Both players are now free agents and can sign with any team that wants them. Hurns became expend-able when the Jaguars signed two receivers last week, bringing back Mar-qise Lee and adding Donte Moncrief in free agency.Lewis thought his spot was safe, even after Jack-sonville signed Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul last week. The Jaguars picked up an option in Lewis contract last month.YPSILANTI, MICH.E. Michigan to drop 4 sports amid budget cutsEastern Michigan University plan to drop softball, mens swimming and diving, womens tennis and wrestling at the end of the spring season because of budget cutbacks.The school announced the decision Tuesday saying the reduction in sports to 17 from 21 will save about $2.4 million. We are very saddened by having to make this move, which is necessary as we continue to align the university budget with enrollment and state funding trends,Ž Eastern Michigan President James Smith said. This aligns us with our Mid-American Conference peers in total number of sports, and is part of our ongoing effort to realign resources to ensure that we continue to invest in high-demand high-quality academic programs and world-class facilities.Ž The Associated Press


** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 C5 NCAA TOURNAMENT SWEET SIXTEENPreviewing Round of 16 matchups for Thursday, Friday For those left, Sweet reliefSweet Sixteen teams were able to sidestep bracket chaos, now must buckle down to keep San Antonio hopes alive W est RegionStaples Center, Los Angeles Thursday: Michigan vs. Texas A&M (7:37 p.m. ET, TBS) and Gonzaga vs. Florida State (approx. 10:07 p.m. ET, TBS) No. 3 MICHIGAN (30-7) Why they can advance: Winners of 11 in a row, the Wolverines are playing brilliantly at both ends of the ”oor. Michigan spaces the ”oor about as well as anyone in the country, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkmans excel lent work down the stretch has made a well-coached team even more dif“cult to contain. What could stop them: For all of their tactical and fundamental excellence (including a No. 4 ranking in turnover percentage, per, the Wol verines are a meager 65.8 percent at the foul line. That could bite them in a tight game. No. 4 GONZAGA (32-4) Why they can advance: Few obvious weaknesses. The Zags dont force a lot of turnovers, and theyre average at both defending the 3-point line and making their own free throws. But thats largely quibbling. Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams and their teammates are a really solid bunch. What could stop them: A well-rounded team. This probably isnt as tested a Gonzaga team as others, and Mark Fews crew faced only one of the other Sweet 16 teams in the regular season (an 88-72 loss to Villanova). The Zags arent as good as last year, but the bracket certainly broke in their favor. No. 7 TEXAS A&M (22-12) Why they can advance: Defense. Texas A&Ms size „ with Tyler Davis and especially Robert Williams protecting the rim „ rightfully gets a lot of attention, but the Aggies create headaches with their perimeter defense as well. What could stop them: Poor shooting. Texas A&M ranks 262nd nationally in 3-point percentage and 320th in foul shooting. If an opponent can keep them from scoring buckets in the paint „ a big if „ the Aggies offense is likely to struggle. Theyre just not built to rely on anything but high-percentage shots. No. 9 FLORIDA STATE (22-11) Why they can advance: Depth and athleticism. Those are the two calling cards of Leonard Hamiltons program over the last few years. While Terance Mann and Braian Angola are the established veterans, the Seminoles usually go at least 11 deep and freshman M“ondu Kabengele has emerged of late as an inside contributor. What could stop them: Defense. Florida State could barely stop anyone down the stretch of the regular season, and that was doubly true away from Tallahassee. The Seminoles are especially weak defending the perimeter, something Gonzaga could easily exploit. CHANCES OF REACHING FINAL FOURGonzaga €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 41% Michigan €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 31% Texas A&M €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 16% Florida State €€€€€€€€€€€€ 12% Bottom line: Tournament experience should be major factor in Zags making return to the Final Four.South RegionPhilips Arena, Atlanta Thursday: Nevada vs. Loyola-Chicago (7:07 p.m. ET, CBS) and Kentucky vs. Kansas State (approx. 9:37 p.m. ET, CBS) No. 5 KENTUCKY (26-10) Why they can advance: Talent and size. Raw ability is never in question with a John Calipari team, and freshmen Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kevin Knox are the key pieces here. But theres also a healthy number of big, rangy players who can create problems on defense. What could stop them: A poor shooting night. Kentucky makes up for its unremarkable shooting with an impressive ability to crash the offensive glass. But one of the themes of this tournament is lousy shooting nights dooming superior teams (Virginia and Michigan State among them), and if the Wildcats lose this week, theres a good chance spotty shooting will be the culprit. No. 7 NEVADA (29-7) Why they can advance: Stellar offense. Former NBA coach Eric Musselman has built a team that makes a bunch of threes and leads the country in turnover percentage, according to Thats a formula for winning games, as Jordan Caroline and the Martin twins (Caleb and Cody) have shown all season. What could stop them: Foul trouble. The Wolf Pack basically is running a six-man rotation out there and is vulnerable to a tightly of“ciated contest. There are also times Nevadas defense fades. No. 9 KANSAS STATE (24-11) Why they can advance: A well-forged identity. K-State knows exactly what it is „ a capable defensive team that forces a bunch of turnovers but isnt especially well-suited to attack the glass. Thats an asset for Barry Brown and his teammates. What could stop them: Two things stand out. First, it will be tough to survive another game without Dean Wade, though the forward expects to return from a foot injury. But even if he does, that rebounding de“ciency is the sort of things Kentucky is well-suited to exploit. No. 11 LOYOLA-CHICAGO (30-5) Why they can advance: Superior ball movement and shooting. Its not hard to see the in”uence of the late Rick Majerus at work. Coach Porter Moser worked for Majerus at Saint Louis, and his team (led by Clayton Custer, Donte Ingram and Marques Townes) consistently takes its time to “nd the best available shot. What could stop them: A team that plays them a little better than Miami or Tennessee did. The Ramblers won their “rst two tournament games by a combined three points. As good as theyve been at both ends of the ”oor, theyve won just one of their last six games by double “gures. CHANCES OF REACHING FINAL FOURKentucky €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 34% Nevada €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 34% Loyola €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 19% Kansas State €€€€€€€€€€€€€ 13% Bottom line: In the most wide-open region, Wildcats and Wolf Pack both have solid chance to be San Antonio-bound. Keep an eye on the Ramblers, though.Midwest Region C enturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Friday: Kansas vs. Clemson (7:07 p.m. ET, CBS) and Duke vs. Syracuse (approx. 9:37 p.m. ET, CBS) No. 1 KANSAS (29-7) W hy they can advance: Devonte Graham. The s enior was a bit spotty a gainst Seton Hall, but his a ll-around contributions at the point are t he primary reason the Jayhawks won the Big 12 regular season and tournament t itles and “nd themselves two games a way from a Final Four trip. W hat could stop them: Allowing secondchance opportunities. Kansas ranks just 2 93rd nationally in defensive rebounding percentage, with opponents collecting 3 1.4 percent of their own misses. It was a n especially troublesome problem in home losses to Oklahoma State and Texas T ech this season. Luckily for Kansas, that doesnt play to Clemsons strengths. No. 2 DUKE (28-7) W hy they can advance: T he Blue Devils possess a rguably the most talented s tarting lineup in the sport. Marvin Bagley III is a national player of t he year candidate, Wendell Carter Jr. is a n excellent complement in the post and s enior Grayson Allen hasnt struggled as much of late. Also: Duke beat Syracuse 6 0-44 last month. W hat could stop them: The Blue Devils w ere leaky defensively before turning to a 2-3 zone in the middle of the season. A nd while Syracuse didnt shred the zone in the teams “rst meeting, who knows more about dealing with a 2-3 more than J im Boeheim and the Orange? No. 5 CLEMSON (25-9) Why they can advance: Tough, smart guards. That Clemson has gotten this far after the midseason loss of forward Donte Grantham is a testament to coach Brad Brownells resourcefulness. But he couldnt have coaxed this out of the Tigers if their backcourt wasnt so savvy. Marcquise Reed, Gabe DeVoe and Shelton Mitchell can create problems for anyone. What could stop them: A cold spell on offense. The Tigers arent a great offensive rebounding team, and were only in the middle of the pack in offensive ef“ciency in the ACC. Their defense can keep them in most games, but they have moments when their shooting disappears for a while. No. 11 SYRACUSE (23-13) Why they can advance: Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard can score just enough, and the Oranges 2-3 zone has already induced enough opponents to engage in nearly unwatchable rock “ghts this season. Why not one or two more? What could stop them: Syracuse is a poor shooting team, and ranks 322nd in the country from 2-point range and 309th on 3-point “eld goal percentage according to Teams might not score much more than 60 points against the Orange, but that could well be enough to advance. CHANCES OF REACHING FINAL FOURDuke €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 49% Kansas €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 31% Clemson €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 15% Syracuse €€€€€ 5% Bottom line: Most analysts predict a battle of blue bloods in Elite Eight, but never count out Syracuse when their zone is causing “ts.East RegionTD Garden, Boston Friday: Villanova vs. West Virginia (7:27 p.m. ET, TBS) and Purdue vs. Texas A&M (approx. 9:57 p.m. ET, TBS) No. 1 VILLANOVA (32-4) Why they can advance: Shooters almost everywhere. Between Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges, the Wildcats probably have two of the top 10-15 players in the country, and both are capable of taking over a game. But the best part about Villanovas offense is how well it shares the ball and creates opportunities with the extra pass. What could stop them: A hot-shooting team. Villanova has scored at least 70 points in all but three games this season (and all but once in its last 30 games). Taking a “rst-to-60Ž approach against the Wildcats wont get it done. No. 2 PURDUE (30-6) Why they can advance: Exceptional offense. Even with Haas injury, the Boilermakers have three seniors on the ”oor (Vincent Edwards, Dakota Mathias and Vince Edwards) with a great understanding of how to play with each other. Toss in super sophomore Carsen Edwards running things, and few are capable of slowing down Purdue. What could stop them: A little less depth. Redshirt freshman Matt Haarms made his “rst career start in the second round and had seven points and six rebounds, and hes a “ne rim protector. But hes not Haas, an integral piece of Purdues stellar season. No. 3 TEXAS TECH (26-9) Why they can advance: Theres two excellent reasons. One, Keenan Evans (already one of the Big 12s best players coming into the season) has scored at least 20 points in each of Texas Techs last four victories. Two, the Red Raiders have a plethora of defense-minded wings who can make life miserable for opponents on the perimeter. What could stop them: Two vulnerabilities on offense could lead to an exit in this round. The Red Raiders shoot just 69.6 percent at the foul line and have a pedestrian turnover percentage (18.1 percent, 148th nationally per KenPom. com). Those arent glaring weaknesses, but theyre not strengths, either. No. 5 WEST VIRGINIA (26-10) Why they can advance: They always play to their strengths. Since Bob Huggins went to the Press VirginiaŽ style three seasons ago, the Mountaineers have reliably forced a bunch of turnovers and thrived off a strong presence on the offensive glass. What could stop them: Whats Plan B? This is the recurring problem for the Mountaineers. When they run into teams capable of handling their pressure, is there a response beyond trying to apply more pressure? CHANCES OF REACHING FINAL FOURVillanova €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 40% Purdue €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 32% Texas Tech €€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€ 17% West Virginia €€€€€€€€€€€ 11% Bottom line: After last years stumble in Round of 32, Wildcats seem to be on a mission to get another title shot, just like 2016.Capsules by Patrick Stevens / Special to GateHouse Media By Joedy McCrearyThe Associated PressDURHAM, N.C. „ Grayson Allen wants to make the most of his final run through the NCAA Tournament.It hasnt exactly been a smooth four years for the Duke senior who won a national title in 2015 before becoming one of the sports most polarizing figures amid a series of tripping incidents.But hes evolved into the elder statesman on a team full of freshmen, and he has No. 2 seed Duke (28-7) preparing for a rematch with 11th-seeded Syracuse (23-13) on Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska, in the Midwest Regional semifinals.Theres obviously no way Im going to hold any words back or anything like that,Ž Allen said Tues-day. And I think it really helps with this team.It speaks to the matu-rity level of our team, and everyones secure in their role on the team,Ž he added. Me, by being that secure leader and telling these guys and them either following or becoming a leader in their own right. ... Everyone is speaking up right now and it helps with our togetherness.ŽPart of his willingness to speak up, of course, is because this is his last shot at a national championship. But its also a reflection of how he has grown more comfortable in lead-ing through not just action but by words.Hes just grown into being a leader,Ž coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Hes not a vocal guy, so just learning about that and still playing his game, its an evolution. Hes a much better player now than hes ever been because hes learned all these things.ŽHe can certainly draw upon plenty of the experi-ences „ good and bad „ of his previous three years.His hustle plays against Wisconsin in the 2015 national championship game sparked Duke to its most recent NCAA title. During the following two seasons, though, his name became synonymous with three separate tripping incidents that earned him a flagrant foul, a reprimand from the Atlantic Coast Conference and a one-game suspension. Dukes Allen making the most of nal NCAA Tournament


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Pregame (N) Basketball SYFY 70 52 122 244 ‰‰ The Chronicles of Riddick (:15) ‰‚ Gods of Egypt (16) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman. ‰‰‰ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (13) Ian McKellen. TBS 31 15 139 247 Friends Friends Friends Friends American DadAmerican DadAmerican DadAmerican DadFamily Guy Family Guy Big BangBig Bang TCM 25 70 132 256 Winter ‰‰‰ Ah, Wilderness! (35) Wallace Beery.(:15) ‰‰‰ A Fine Madness (66) Sean Connery, Jean Seberg.(:15) ‰‰‰ Oscar Wilde (59) Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson. TLC 37 40 183 280 My 600-Lb. Life Michael must learn to control his anger. My 600-Lb. Life Nikkis StoryŽ My 600-Lb. Life My 600-Lb. Life (:05) My 600-Lb. Life TNT 29 54 138 245 Bones Bones The Babe in the BarŽ Bones Bones Bones The Bullet in the BrainŽ Bones The Body in the BagŽ USA 62 55 105 242 NCIS Double BlindŽ NCIS Damned If You DoŽ NCIS A dead thief turns up. NCIS PatienceŽ NCIS A Bowl of CherriesŽ NCIS Something BlueŽ WGN-A 13 239 307 In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the NightBlue Bloods ExilesŽ Blue Bloods PartnersŽ Blue Bloods Cops Cops WEDNESDAY EVENING C COMCAST W WOW! S1 DISH NETWORK S2 DIRECTV MARCH 21 C W S1 S27 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:3012 AM12:30 WJHG (7) 3 3 7 7 Law & Order: SVULaw & Order: SVUChicago P.D. GhostsŽ (N) NewsTonight Show-J. FallonLate Night With Seth MeyersLast Call/Daly CW (7.2) 99 9 8 8 Riverdale (N) Life Sentence (N) Page Six TVSeinfeldSeinfeldEngagementEngagementKingKing of the HillCops WMBB (13) 2 2 13 13 The GoldbergsSpeechlessModern FamilyAm HousewifeDesignated Survivor (N) News 13 at 10 (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live (:37) Nightline (12:07) Mom (:37) Mom METV (13.2) 209 133 2 Andy GriffithAndy GriffithGomer PyleMamas FamilyHogan HeroesHogan HeroesCarol BurnettPerry MasonTwilight ZoneAlf. 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A troubled dancer enrolls in college. (11:55) Martin (:28) Martin COM 64 53 107 249 South ParkSouth ParkSouth ParkSouth ParkSouth ParkSouth ParkDaily ShowOppositionSouth ParkSouth ParkSouth ParkDaily Show DISC 36 39 182 278Street Outlaws: Full ThrottleStreet Outlaws (N)(:01) Twin Turbos (N)(:02) Street Outlaws (:03) Twin Turbos (12:04) Street Outlaws E! 63 57 114 236 Hollywood MediumHollywood MediumHollywood MediumE! News (N) Sex & the CitySex & the CitySex & the CitySex & the City ESPN 9 23 140 206 NBA Basketball: Raptors at Cavaliers NBA Basketball Washington Wizards at San Antonio Spurs. (N) (L) SportsCenter W/Van PeltSportsCenter (N) (L) ESPN2 47 24 144 209 College BasketballCollege BasketballSportsCenter (N) (L) NFL LiveJalen FOOD 38 45 110 231 Guys Grocery GamesGuys Grocery Games (N) Guys Grocery GamesGuys Grocery GamesGuys Grocery GamesGuys Grocery Games FREE 59 65 180 311 grown-ish (N) Alone (:02) ‰‰‚ Mr. Poppers Penguins (11) Jim Carrey. The 700 Club ‰‰ The Perfect Man (05) Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear. FS1 24 27 150 219 UFC Tonight (N) UFCUFCUFCUFCSpeak for YourselfTMZ SportsSkip and Shannon: Undisputed FX 45 51 136 248 (6:00) ‰‰‰‚ The Martian (15) Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig. The Assassination of Gianni VersaceAssassination, VersaceThe Assassination of Gianni Versace HALL 23 59 185 312 Full HouseFull HouseThe MiddleThe MiddleThe MiddleThe MiddleGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsGolden GirlsFrasierFrasier HGTV 32 38 112 229 Property BrothersProperty Brothers (N) House HuntersHunters IntlProperty BrothersProperty BrothersHouse HuntersHunters Intl HIST 35 42 120 269 The Men Who Built AmericaThe Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (N) (Part 3 of 4)(:05) The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen (Part 2 of 4) The Men Who Built America LIFE 56 56 108 252 Little Women: LA 80s PromŽ Little Women: LA Lucky 7Ž(:02) Glam Masters (N)(:04) Little Women: LA (:01) Little Women: LA (12:01) Little Women: LA PARMT 28 48 241 241 FriendsFriendsFriendsFriends ‰‰‚ The Notebook (04) Ryan Gosling. A man tells a story to a woman about two lovers. ‰‰‰ The Grey (12) SUN 49 422 656 (6:30) NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Miami Heat. (N) PostgameInside HEATInside HEATInside HEATAfter Midnight with the HEAT SYFY 70 52 122 244 Hobbit: DesolationThe Magicians Twenty-ThreeŽ Krypton PilotŽ ‰‰‰ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (13) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman. TBS 31 15 139 247 Big BangBig BangBig BangBig BangBig BangFull FrontalConan (N) Full FrontalConanPeople of TCM 25 70 132 256‰‰‰‚ Breakfast at Tiffanys (61) Audrey Hepburn.(:15) ‰‰‰‚ The Way We Were (73) Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford. ‰‰‰ An Affair to Remember (57) Cary Grant. TLC 37 40 183 280 My 600-Lb. Life Renees weight swells to 600 pounds. (N)(:05) My 600-lb Life: Skin Tight (:08) My 600-Lb. Life Renees weight swells to 600 pounds. My 600-lb Life: Skin Tight TNT 29 54 138 245 ‰‰‰ Transformers (07) Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson. 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** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 C7 DIVERSIONSARIES (March 21-April 19) „ Youve been at it a while now. The responsibility is getting burdensome. You wonder why you agreed to this, but that doesnt matter now. You did. This is the arrangement. Keeping your word will be key to your liberation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) „ Youve a wow factor. Youve not seen it as an asset, because for you its innate or at least comes very easily. But its something you wouldnt want to lose. Honor it as the gift it is. Protect it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) „ Storytelling is important to success, but so is storydoing „ living up to the hype of ones reputation. Its turning values into policies. Its living out the narrative CANCER (June 22-July 22) „ You may feel like someone else is the star of the show today, but there are fantastic opportunities to be mined here nonetheless. The thing thats great about your role is that its yours. Play it to the hilt. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) „ Youre a meteorologist of emotional weather. You read the atmosphere and determine what kind of protection will be appropriate. A metaphorical umbrella will serve you well around certain individuals. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) „ Youre going to meet the right person to help you take your plan all the way. But in order to entice this person to join you, the plan has to already be in motion. So move forward; make it happen; and trust that the world will catch up. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) „ Though it may have felt like a series of small accidents and odd coincidences that led you here, this was not a mistake. Youre the best person for the job. Thats why you were chosen. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) „ You give your all on the regular. Loved ones dont know how good they have it until you withdraw. Only then will they remember what its like to live without all of the perks that come with the YouŽ package. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) „ Your in” uence isnt as great as youd like it to be. Your territory is smaller than you believe you can handle. No matter. Use your power. Govern your realm to the best of your ability, and your realm will increase over time. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) „ The balance of relationships will be precarious. If you feel like you have to constantly check to know whether you are in or out of favor... well, treat it like the game that it is. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) „ Youve great potential to make an impact by carefully honing the image you put out into the world. This image is your creation and youre as much an artist as anyone with a paintbrush. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) „ Theres a lot thats not worth dealing with. Giving even a moment of attention is a loss. And once spent, you cant get your time or energy back. So ignore the drama.HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS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. What has the gift shop of the Los Angeles Coroners Office been dubbed? Cutting Board, Skeletons in the Closet, Body Bags, Mental Records 2. Who did Erle Stanley Gardner famously introduce in a series of books? Sherlock Holmes, Perry Mason, Sam Spade, Matlock 3. Whats the name of the New York State penitentiary at Ossining? Leavenworth, Alcatraz, Sing Sing, Oakdale 4. Who was Lucille LaSueur better known as? Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Dinah Shore 5. From the kitchen, what is ghee? Fresh honey, Boiled milk, Clari“ ed butter, Crumbled crackers 6. Where is Karl Marx buried? London, Moscow, Rome, Sea ANSWERS: 1. Skeletons in the Closet, 2. Perry Mason, 3. Sing Sing, 4. Joan Crawford, 5. Clari“ ed butter, 6. LondonTRIVIA BY WILSON CASEY ACES ON BRIDGE: BOBBY WOLFF (Answers tomorrow) PARKAFLUKE SCROLLUPDATE Yesterdays Jumbles: Answer: The bird that accidentally flew inside the house „ CAUSED AFLAP Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAMEby David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. CWAYK DEALG NURYHG WDERHS 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Check out the new, free JUSTJUMBLE app SUDOKUAnswer to yesterdays sudokuDEAR ABBYMan wrestles with comin g clean on in delityDEAR ABBY: I have been married to my wife for 10 years. We have two beautiful daughters and have always had a great relationship. Last month I was invited to go on a trip overseas and was hesitant about asking my wife. Once I did, she immediately said yes and told me to have a good time on the trip. She recently chose a career in the military and is away from home now. While I was in Europe, I had three affairs and, at the time, enjoyed them. But Abby, this is not the man I am! I always maintained that Id never, ever do something like that, and Im still in shock that I did. My excuse at the time was that I was used to having a woman around me, and that I was compensating for my wifes absence. While thats no excuse, I have been dealing with my guilt by shedding tears because I love my wife so much. Should I tell her what I did? I know it will never happen again, and I dont want her to resent me. Some people have told me not to say anything, while others say I should. What should I do? „ HURTING HUSBANDDEAR HURTING HUSBAND: I dont know how many people you have confided in about this besides me, but the larger the number, the greater the chances are of word getting back to your wife about what happened in Europe. Because what happens in Europe DOESNT always stay in Europe, unlike Las Vegas, the first thing you should do is be tested for STDs to guarantee you didnt bring an unwanted souvenirŽ home with you. If you are clean, discuss this with your religious adviser, if you have one. Justify it however you may wish, but what you did in Europe was a moral failure. Because of her military career, your wife may have to be absent for various periods of time. How would you feel if the situation was reversed and SHE had numerous affairs while she was gone? It may be time for both of you to recommit to each other if your marriage is to survive. And the place to start is to be honest with each other, but not while your wife is deployed 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. Jeanne PhillipsWORD SCRIMMAGE: JUDD HAMBRICK Wilson CaseyLevel of dif“ culty (Bronze easy, Silver medium, Gold -dif“ cult): Monday Bronze; Tuesday Silver; Wednesday Gold; Thursday Bronze; Friday Silver; Saturday and Sunday Gold.




** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 D1 MEAL PLANNINGINGREDIENT SWAPSYoure in the middle of preparing dinner and realize youre out of an important ingredient. What to do? Use this substitution guide from the University of Missouri Extension to get dinner back on track. € Cottage cheese, blended until smooth, can be used in place of yogurt. € In need of a teaspoon of baking powder? Use 1/3 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. € If your recipe calls for a cup of chicken broth, use 1 bouillon cube in 1 cup of boiling water. VINAIGRETTEEASY RECIPEThe following recipe comes from Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard; 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic; 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar; Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper; 1/2 cup good olive oil; Salad greens or mesclun mix Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsi ed. BLUEBERRIESTHIS FRUIT HAS BENEFITSBlueberries are loaded with phytonutrients that may help prevent chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Blueberries may also improve shortterm memory and promote healthy aging, according to the Mayo Clinic, as well as provide a low-calorie source of ber and vitamin C. Brandpoint Celebrating a tasty spread „ peanut butter By Charlene PetersMore Content NowNice, Frances fifth-largest city, has a storied past. Suffice to say its food, architecture and culture have been influenced by Greeks, Italians and Spaniards before ending up in the hands of the Emperor Napoleon III of France in 1860. Nice makes a worthy base for exploring the Cote dAzur, with its combination of clean air from nearby mountains and sea spray from the Mediterranean coast. I wholeheartedly began my immersion into this sunny French melting pot with a lesson in Nioise. In Nice, restaurants that have earned the certification Cuisine Nissarde may adorn their front doors with an official sticker to alert diners to a truly authentic menu. The recipes prepared are meant to preserve the areas culinary traditions stemmed from economic struggles of years past, when head-totail cooking was essential and ingredients were more likely to come from the land rather than the sea. Lou Ballico is one such restaurant. In a nod to its Spanish-influenced food, the interior walls are filled with bull and bullfighting art. Lunch began with a Nioise version of a mesclun (which means mess of everythingŽ) salad, topped with Nioise olives, celery, tomatoes and radishes. It was followed by a dish that typified Nioise homemade cooking: daube du boeuf accompanied by delicious herb ravioli. Dessert, worth every calorie, was a torte de blette: Blette is a type of spinach the chef combined with sweet apples. When in Nice, a promenade at sunset will allow you to absorb the exquisite beauty that surrounds you on all sides. But once the sun sets, youll want to head into the lounge at Nices most storied and stunning Hotel Negresco for a glass of wine and a carafe of ambiance. If luxury had a scent, it would be of polished burled wood, the kind that lines the bar at this historic five-star hotel, where one sip of a balanced and buttery grand cru Chablis will surely lead to another. Food shopping is yet another luxurious activity, especially inside the majestic Patisserie Confiserie Henri Auer, a dreamy dollhouse filled with confections. Outside is a marketplace of fresh-cut blooms as well as bins of candied flowers for consumption. A staple of street food in Nice is a chickpea pancake called socca, which is also a form of entertainment, as it transforms from a mushy batter to a magical snack, sizzled in a large copper vessel over a wood fire. Stuffed with savory socca, I burned off calories while perusing museums dedicated to two Nice-based French artists, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall, courtesy of the citys convenient and efficient hop-on, hop-off trolley, an inexpensive luxury on Nices winding and hilly back streets. The next day, thanks to Nices friendly and helpful tourism office, I was treated to a tour of the region via minivan. In Cannes, I struck my best Angelina Jolie pose on the grand steps of its famed film festival theater. In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, I sniffed a veritable bouquet of regional scents before making my purchase. Today, each time I spritz that bottle of jasmine and honeysuckle perfection, I am transported to the three spectacular days I spent on the inimitable Cte dAzur. Charlene Peters travels the world to discover indigenous dishes to share with readers. She can be reached by email: OF TRAVELNice to meet youSoaking up the sun, socca in FranceBins of candied ” owers and sugar at the market. Socca is a chickpea pancake sizzled in a large copper vessel over a wood “ re. [CHARLENE PETERS PHOTOS] SoccaServes 8 € 1 liter water (4 cups plus 3 tablespoons) € 1 1/3 cups chickpea ” our € 8 tablespoons olive oil € 1 tablespoon “ ne salt Pour the water, chickpea ” our, olive oil and salt into a salad bowl. Beat briskly with a whisk to remove any lumps. Strain. Heat a thickly oiled 20-inch diameter (approximately) copper or metal baking tray. When it is nice and hot, pour and spread the mixture in the tray (around 1/8-inch thick). Cook in a very hot oven, around 525 degrees. Remove the tray from the oven when the pastry is golden and crusty, and even slightly burnt in places. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook both sides like a pancake. Cut into small pieces, season with pepper and serve quickly. Its hard to believe that I almost overlooked an important food on its special day, March 1. This was set aside as the 2018 National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Seems a little strange to have one day for peanut butter lovers because at our house, every day is peanut butter lovers day for our family. When I started thinking about peanut butter, many memories of days gone by came to mind. My husband liked for me to mash a banana with peanut butter, and he would spread it on little crispy round butter crackers. Sometimes we would enjoy a piece of banana with peanut butter spread on one side. Chocolate fudge is never quite as good when it doesnt have a little bit of peanut butter swirled in. In addition to adding a wonderful flavor, it also makes the candy smooth. Thrill the palates of old and young with an easy to make peanut butter syrup for their pancakes and waffles. For this tasty treat, simply blend cup of peanut butter into a cup of light corn syrup. Your family might also like the following Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread Pudding. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread Pudding€ cup butter € 6 cups french bread chunks € 4 cups chocolate milk, divided € 1 cup sugar € cup smooth peanut butter € 2 large eggs € cup raisins Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a 9x13x2inch baking pan. Combine bread crumbs with 3 cups of chocolate milk. Set aside. In another bowl,combine remaining cup chocolate milk with the sugar, peanut butter and eggs. Beat with a fork until blended. Pour into bowl containing soaked bread. Mix well. Stir in raisins. Pour into pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with this sauce: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce€ 2 squares (1 oz. each) white chocolate, “ nely chopped € cup milk € 8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature € 1/3 cup confectioners sugar € 1 tablespoon peanut butter Combine white chocolate with 2 tablespoons milk. Melt white chocolate in microwave. Combine cream cheese, peanut butter and white chocolate mixture in mixing bowl. Beat until blended and add remaining milk and confectioners sugar. Beat until smooth. NOTE: If using real white chocolate, be very careful melting it in the microwave because sometimes it will clump, and you will have to start over.Prudence Hilburn FOOD


** D2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | The News Herald WEATHERBy Casey SeidenbergThe Washington PostAs has happened before, my family is feeling uninspired by our regular weeknight dinners. While stuck in past ruts, we experimented with sheet pan dinners until our favorites shook out. We mastered the perfect rice bowl and conquered the slow cooker, taking a handful of new recipes for our own. Is there yet another cooking technique that could reinspire our weeknight meals? Yes, there is. It is a technique that is as old as the ages, one that requires few dishes, no equipment other than a stove, and is as healthy as can be. What exactly is poaching? To poach is to slowly simmer food in liquid until it is cooked. It is a very gentle and gradual way to cook, fitting for delicate foods such as eggs, fish and fruit. Poaching allows the protein in the food to cook without losing moisture. In contrast, if a chicken breast were dropped into a pot of boiling water, the protein molecules would quickly seize and the moisture would be squeezed out. The end result would be a dry, rubbery piece of meat. Grilled chicken can sometimes turn out a bit dry for the same reason; the grill is very hot when the chicken lands on it, so moisture is lost. Poaching liquid can be as simple as water, as hearty as a broth or even an oil. An acid such as wine, lemon juice or vinegar is usually added to the poaching liquid to help the protein set quickly. To add flavor, include a mix of herbs, garlic and peppercorns, and if you want to be an overachieving poacher, add onion, celery and carrot. Fruits are usually poached in wine and water, with aromatic spices such as cloves and cinnamon. Foods do not brown when they are poached, so the finished product will be very pale and uniform in color. This can be quite pretty in some cases „ the pure white and bright yellow egg or the stark white chicken breast in a chicken salad but a poached white fish may appear less appealing than the one that is golden brown from the oven. Poaching is ideal for foods that are going to be cooked or used again. I often poach chicken ahead of time and then shred it for chicken salad, enchiladas that will be baked in the oven or an Indian chicken dish that will be cooked on the stove-top. It is convenient to have the meat already cooked and ready to shred when I start dinner. Poached foods have earned the reputation of being diet foods because when poached in water, there isnt any added fat. I poach so I can limit unhealthful fats or incorporate healthful ones such as when poaching in bone broth. I also love this technique because it results in great-tasting, moisture-filled foods. Because eggs are such a great way to add protein to any dish, we have been topping salads, grain bowls such as bibimbap, pasta, soups and toast with poached eggs.Take the time to learn how to poach foodsBy Bonnie S. BenwickThe Washington PostIf the cleanup end of a weeknight meal is your least favorite part, this recipes for you. It uses a time-honored technique employed by professional chefs and camping enthusiasts with equal aplomb: Packet cooking, a.k.a. en papillote, al cartoccio, hobo packets and foil-packet dinners. Foods enclosed in a parchment paper or foil pouch essentially steam as they bake in the oven or roast on the grill, holding in juices, flavors and aromas. To create that steam, added liquids are sparingly poured, and when the pouch is foil, some type of fat is included to keep the contents from sticking. The packets are typically done per individual serving, making them custom-order for each diner at your table without extra steps or fuss. Start with proteins that respond nicely to poaching, such as chicken or fish or tofu, and you can add on from there. For this rendition, chicken broth, lemon slices and a touch of honey do the trick; a dry white wine could stand in for the broth if you have that. The small pile of vegetables and herbs underneath picks up flavor from the chicken on top as well. The chicken needs to be thin; pound or cut the boneless, skinless chicken breast halves in your Dinner in Minutes Pantry or buy cutlets that are ready to go.This tasty chicken dinner comes with no cleanupChicken and Veg Parcels [STACY ZARIN GOLDBERG FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] Chicken and Veg Parcels2 servings Serve with warm bread, or over brown rice. From deputy Food editor/recipes editor Bonnie S. Benwick Ingredients € 1 medium red bell pepper € 1 celery rib € 1 medium shallot € Kosher salt € Freshly ground black pepper € 4 to 6 stems fresh herbs, such as sage, thyme and/or parsley € 1 lemon € 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each) € 3 tablespoons no-salt-added chicken broth € HoneyStepsPreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut two 12-by-17-inch sheets of parchment paper, fold each one in half crosswise. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, side by side, and then open each one. As you prep the next ingredients, youll be creating two equal piles, centered on one-half of each parchment paper: Cut the red bell pepper in half. Discard the seeds and ribs, then cut into long, thin strips. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the stringy bits from the celery. Cut the ribs lengthwise into -inch-wide strips, then cut them in half so they are the same length as the red bell pepper strips. Mince the shallot. Season each pile lightly with salt and pepper. Pluck the leaves from the fresh herbs (to taste). Cut the lemon into very thin slices, discarding any seeds. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of the chicken breast halves and pound each one to a thickness of no more than inch. Season all over with salt and pepper. Place one atop each pile of vegetables. Arrange the herb leaves and lemon slices on each portion. Drizzle the broth and a little honey (a few teaspoons each) over the piles, then fold over the paper and, starting at one corner, crimp and seal tight each packet. Roast (middle rack) for 20 to 22 minutes; the paper packets should puff up a bit. Place them on individual plates. Carefully tear open, avoiding the steam. Eat right out of the packet or empty the packets onto the plates. 6 a.m Noon6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 69/41 69/44 69/37 67/44 68/46 67/39 67/39 67/40 64/35 55/36 66/40 67/39 68/37 67/45 68/44 69/44 67/38 67/4466/4767/5474/6376/59Sunny to partly cloudyMostly sunny Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant Partly sunny and pleasant6750626444Winds: NNW 7-14 mph Winds: NNW 4-8 mph Winds: SSE 7-14 mph Winds: SW 7-14 mph Winds: WNW 10-20 mphBlountstown 9.09 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 8.07 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 35.29 ft. 42 ft. Century 9.50 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 18.42 ft. 29 ft. 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** The News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 D3By Joe YonanThe Washington PostI have unfortunate childhood memories of cabbage and cabbage soup. When I was a kid, my mothers boiled cabbage would send me running from the house „ from the smell. Later, she and at least one of my older sisters spent many unhappy months on the thentrendy cabbage soup diet, complaining with every bite. Ive come to love the vegetable in adulthood, thanks to my discovery of other ways to cook it (or not), with my favorite still being to grill it in steaksŽ until charred. Ive even come around to cabbage soup. Alana Chernila has a great method in her new book, Eating From the Ground UpŽ (Clarkson Potter, 2018). You cook thinly sliced cabbage slowly with onions (and, my addition, a hefty dose of garlic), letting the cabbage get sweeter (this time creating a nice aroma). Then you add thyme, then broth, and seasoning it generously with tamari and sea salt. The crowning touch is little toasts you make from a stale baguette and grated Parm. Float a few in each bowl and they get soft on the bottom and chewy on top, adding a welcome sharpness. The dish is reminiscent of onion soup but much lighter…not dietsoup territory, perhaps, but thats just as well. Unlock the sweet side of cabbage without the smellCaramelized Cabbage Soup. [PHOTO BY DEB LINDSEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST] Caramelized Cabbage Soup8 servings (makes 11 cups), Healthy MAKE AHEAD: The soup can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months. Adapted from Eating From the Ground Up,Ž by Alana Chernila (Clarkson Potter, 2018). Ingredients For the soup € 4 tablespoons ( stick) unsalted butter € 10 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (from 1 mediumlarge head) € 1 medium onion, thinly sliced € 8 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped € 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish € 8 cups vegetable broth € 1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari € 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more as needed € 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the toasts € Half long, stale baguette, cut into -inch slices (about 32 slices) € cup grated ParmiggianoReggiano cheese or GruyreStepsFor the soup: Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Once the foam subsides, add the cabbage, onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until the cabbage wilts, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 35 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and has reduced (wilted) by at least half. Uncover; stir in the 2 tablespoons of thyme, and cook, stirring often, until the liquid evaporates and the cabbage starts to lightly brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the broth. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pot and incorporate them into the broth. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 10 minutes so the ” avors meld. Stir in the tamari, salt and pepper. Taste, and add more salt, as needed. While the soup is cooking, make the toasts: Position an oven rack 4 to 6 inches from the broiling element; preheat the broiler. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Sprinkle them generously with the cheese. Broil until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes, and the bread has crisped and browned on the edges. Serve the soup hot, in big bowls, with a few toasts ” oating in each one. Then scatter some fresh thyme leaves.


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CLASSIFIEDSD D 8 8 Wednesday, March 21, 2018| The News Herald POWERFUL. DIGITAL. MARKETING.There are more ways than ever to market your business, and News Herald is here to help! Weve added the power of ThriveHive „ everything you need to market your business online. Theres a great big world of opportunity out there waiting for you. And its closer than you think. Contact Kathleen Smith to get started today. (850) 747-5004 | + Guess who can set you up with digital marketing?(Heres a hint, its us). 19690 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 03-2017-CA-000803 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JOYCE MIRANDA PIERCE A/K/A JOYCE MIRANDA RICHARDSON, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST JOYCE MIRANDA PIERCE A/K/A JOYCE MIRANDA RICHARDSON, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 160, CEDAR BLUFF UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 117, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2007 DEER VALLEY MOBILE HOME VIN#S DVAL20700416A AND DVAL20700416B has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC, Lisa Woodburn, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 155, Orlando, FL 32801 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the News Herald and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 23rd day of February, 2018. BILL KINSAUL Clerk of the Court By: s/Trezia Horne As Deputy Clerk File No.: 17-01327-1 March 14, 21, 2018 19464 PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast State College Foundation, Inc. RFP Committee will meet on Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Dean’s Conference Room at 9:00 a.m. CDT at Florida State University -Panama City Campus. Pub: March 21, 2018 19694 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000132CA DIV NO. MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS, INC. Plaintiff, vs MARIA-TERESA MAS, DECEASED, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION BY PUBLICATION AS TO COUNT I TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN: TO: MARIA-TERESA MAS, DECEASED, AND THE ESTATE OF MARIA-TERESA MAS, DECEASED, AND ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS TRUSTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, BY AND THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, SAID DEFENDANT, 2000 NW 95TH AVE. PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33024 The above named Defendant is believed to be dead and, if dead, the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other claimants, by, through under or against said Defendant and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described below. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the institution of the abovestyled foreclosure proceedings by the Plaintiff, MARRIOTT OWNERSHIP RESORTS, INC., upon the filing of a complaint to foreclose for other relief relative to the following described property: COUNT I Unit Week 17 in Unit 2107,in LEGENDS EDGE CONDOMINIUM, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 1919 at Page 323 in the Public Records of Bay County, Florida, and any amendments thereof. AND you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to the complaint, upon ROBERT W. DAVIS, JR., ESQUIRE, Holland & Knight LLP, 200 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 2600, Post Office Box 1526, Orlando, Florida 32802, attorneys for the Plaintiff, on or before thirty (30) days from the first day of publication herein and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED on this 27th day of February, 2018 Tiffany Moore Russell Clerk of the Court By: s/Trezia Horne As Deputy Clerk Robert W. Davis, Jr. Holland & Knight, LLP 200 S. Orange Ave. Suite 2600 PO Box 1526 Orlando, FL 32802 Phone (407)244-5198 Attorneys for Plaintiff HK# 110516-0242 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 2130, Orlando, Florida 32801, telephone (407)836-2303 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this document. If hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-9558771. March 14, 21, 2018 19740 IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR BAYCOUNTY FLORIDA CASE NO: 17000270CA SECTION NO. U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, PLAINTIFF, vs. KARIM PASHAA/K/A KARIM K PASHA A/K/AKARIM KRISHNAPASHA; AIDAPASHAA/K/A AIDACARAS PASHA; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, DEFENDANTS. CLERK’S NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 22, 2017 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on April 18, 2018 at 11:00 a. m.(CT), at www .bay .realfore APARCELOF LAND LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO WIT: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ORIGINAL U.S. GOVERNMENT LOT 5 (WHICH IS ALSO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 13 WEST); THENCE EAST 92.60 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF WALLACE ROAD; THENCE S 8947’20”E, ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF WALLACE ROAD, 1258.07 FEET TO THE EAST SIDE OF GAY AVENUE; THENCE S8947’20”E, ALONG WALLACE ROAD, 586.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S8947’20”E, 84 FEET; THENCE S00 46’00”W, 140 FEET; THENCE


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The primary function of this position is to perform all duties related to coordinating travel for employees and students, reconcile cash advances, and process tuition reimbursements.Essential Duties Summary:€ Coordinates all approved travel for employees and students € Ensures that all proper travel documentation is provided € Handles airfare, registration, and event reservations for all travel € Manages lodging and meal requests for groups traveling 3 or more € Processes check requisitions associated with travel € Ensures all charges and documentation are correct on reimbursement vouchers € Con rms that reimbursement for meals and mileage are paid per Florida Statutes € Manages car rental and gas cards € Reconciles car rental receipts and processes monthly car rental statements € Coordinates meal money for the athletic department € Reconciles monthly credit card statement € Manages employee tuition reimbursements € Handles all cash advance requestsRequired Quali cations: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The ability to be exible in scheduling work hours including coverage demands due to training periods and equipment problems is required. The ability to work exible hours and regular attendance at work are essential functions of this position. The ability to travel locally and out of town on college related business and training is required. SUPERVISORYRESPONSIBILITIES: None EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma and Microsoft application experience required. CERTIFICATES,LICENSES,ETC: NonePreferred Qualifications:General working knowledge of accounting.PhysicalDemands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to nger, handle, and feel. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and climb/balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus as well as ability to determine the color of objects.Please visit employment-opportunities.html to apply. N8947’20”W, 84 FEET; THENCE N0046’00”E, 140 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO ATEN FOOT UTILITYEASEMENT ON THE SOUTH TEN FEET THEREOF, A/K/ALOT 68. Property Address: 6016 Wallace Road, Panama City, FL 32404 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: March 6, 2018 BILLKINSAUL, CLERK BAYCOUNTY CIRCIUT COURT By: Jennifer Estrada Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402; Phone: 850-747-5327; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@ jud14.flcourt QPWB# 102179 March 21, 28, 2018 19830 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018CP000222 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF DIANNE L. GIAMMETTA, M.D. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Dianne L. Giammetta, M.D., deceased, whose date of death was May 12, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bay County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 21, 2018. Personal Representative: Jane E. Kerrigan Attorney for Personal Representative: Jane E. Kerrigan Attorney FL Bar No.: 056050 Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC 35008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 500 Destin, Florida 32541 Phone: (850) 650-0010 Fax: (850) 769-6121 E-Mail: jkerrigan@ hsmclaw .com Secondary E-Mail: elawniczak@hsmclaw .c om March 21, 28, 2018 19790 Notice Of Sale Of Abandoned Personal Property Is Hereby Given That Pursuant To Florida Civil Code §1715 SPLLC will sell at public sale abandoned personal properties left at: 211 Emerald Coast Club Blvd Panama City Beach, 5160 Crowson Rd Pensacola, Fl. Competitive bid Auction available online only at on 3/26/18 at 6:00 pm ET. Register at Storage Treasures enter this address: 2501 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City FL All personal items left at these properties, will be auctioned 951-676-8998 ext 112. March 16, 21, 2018 19824 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Tramezzini located at 302 Latana St., in the County of Bay, in the City of Panama City, Florida, 32407 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Panama City, Florida, this 16th day of March, 2018. JNSB, LLC Pub: March 21, 2018 19828 Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given that HBO Storage will sell the contents of the storage units listed below at a Public Sale to satisfy a lien placed on the contents (pursuant to Florida Statues, Chapter 83). The sale will take place at 330 S Tyndall Parkway, Panama City, FL 32404 on March 31, 2018 at 9:00am. All sales are final. Seller reserves the right to withdraw the property at any time before the sale or to refuse any bids. No one under 16 years old is permitted. The property to be sold is described as “general household items,”. #A102 Salina Butts, #C116 Henry Fuller, #F116 Bradley Bringard, #I124 Donna Burrus March 21, 28, 2018 19844 INVITATION FOR BIDS MULTI-STAGE CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER The City of Panama City will accept sealed bids for one (1) Multi-stage centrifugal blower at the Purchasing Office until 2:00 p.m., CDT, on Friday, April 6, 2018. Specifications may be obtained at the Purchasing Office, 519 East 7th Street, Panama City, Florida, telephone (850) 872-3070, or our website www .pcgov .org Submit bids in person at the Purchasing Department or via U.S. mail or courier service. Bids must be plainly marked, “BID NO. PC 18-018 ~ MULTISTAGE CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER ~ April 6, 2018 ”. All bids must be received by 2:00 p.m., CDT, on Friday, April 6, 2018, at which time all bids will be opened and read aloud. Please review all documents pertaining to this request before submitting requested information. The City reserves the right to reject any one or all bids, or any part of any bid, to waive any informality in any bid, and to award a contract deemed to be in the best interest of the City. CITY OF PANAMA CITY BECKY BARNES PURCHASING AGENT Pub: March 21, 2018 Grey Short Hair Mittenpawwith white feet. Male. Fixed. Purple collar and gold flea collar. Missing since Feb. Last seen in Lagoona Beach Area, off of Vespavia Street, by the Sun and Sand motel. Answers to Fuffums. 850-533-5857 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 Panama City 2922 US BUS 98 ( On Business 98 between East and Everitt Ave ) Feb 23 -Feb 24th Friday 10am -5pm Sat 9am -3pmBAG SALE!This Friday and Saturday Catholic Charities is having a bag sale on all clothing you can fit into a paper bag. Text FL90744 to 56654 FREON R12 WANTED Certified buyer will pickup, pay cash for R12 cylinders, and cases of cans. 312-291-9169 www .Refrigerant Rachel’s Dress ShopEquipment for sale, Clothing store racks, Double, round and spiral racks available. All chrome equipment Asking $40.00 each. Call: 850-763-8483 Accounts Receivable RepresentativeFull time. Computer & communication skills needed. Please email resumes to: chaversstorage2@ Experienced Cabinet PersonPanama Cabinet Company is currently accepting applications. Please send or bring your resume to: 3637 N. Highway 231 Panama City Fl 32404. 850-769-3518 $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Guyson Construction & Roofing Lic # CCC1330599 (850) 258-5856 CALLTODAY $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Licensed & Insured. Guyson Construction & Roofing (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 COLE’S PAINTINGPressure Washing. Insured850-774-1291 $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Licensed & Insured. Guyson Construction & Roofing (850) 258-5856 CALLTODAY BJs Lawn & Tree Service! Offering 25% off tree removal! Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates! Accepting all major credit cards! (850) 596-4642 J3’s Lawn and Palm, LLCRetired Military looking to maintain your Lawn, we also Pressure Wash, and trim Palm Trees. Call or text Kay or James at 850-768-4589 or 850-703-1706. Discount for more than one customer in your general area. Steve Hauling and Land ClearingLand clearing, fill dirt, rock and clay. Free estimates. 850-896-4237 Don’s Home RepairPainting, Tile, Windows, Doors, General Carpentry, Metal Roofs, Kitchen/Bath, Pressure Washing, Plumbing Demo/Junk. Insured. 850-630-9690 Home Repairs Any Job, Large Or Small. New Installs, Kitchens, Baths Paint, Tile, Wood rot, Electric, Plumb. Robert 850-832-7972 Int/ext painting, Clean-ups/sod, pressure washing, rock/flower beds, lawns.Save 20% Call Roy 850-303-8526 Able Lawn ServiceWe Show Up! 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CLASSIFIEDSD D 1 1 0 0 Wednesday, March 21, 2018| The News Herald NF-1178703501 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401Telephone(850) 747-5000FAX(850) 763-4636Cooks & CashierFull-time jobNOW HIRING SMILING FACES!! COOKS & CASHIERS FULL & PART TIME 15750 Panama City Beach Pkwy Medical ReceptionistFull Time Position Monday thru Friday Busy Medical Practice looking for anExperienced Insurance Verification/ New Patient Coordinator.Required Qualifications: • Must have a medical background, and able to work well with others and alone. Ability to multi-task and possess excellent organizational skills.  Ability to efficiently handle heavy patient volumes.  Good communication skills and ability to present themselves in a professional manner at all times, by being compassionate and courteous.  Ability to type and experience with electronic medical records.  Willing to learn new skills. Be professional, and willing to follow clinic dress code. Have reliable transportation. Be team oriented and work well with others.Email resume to: NOW HIRING!Alice’s on Bayview is looking for experienced staff for full service casual restaurant in Historic St. Andrews! Come join our team and work with great staff and serve awesome guests in a beautiful location. Qualities we are looking for include:  2 Years full service restaurant experience preferred. Positive attitude Well groomed Dependability Team player Apply in person from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at 1000 Bayview Avenue Seasonal Laborers Needed!Now hiring full-time, seasonal roadside weed-eating and litter removal laborers. Starting rate $11.00/hour. M-F with some Saturdays possible. Work performed in Bay and Calhoun counties. Please contact AARK Enterprises at 850 532 7645 or using subject heading JOB. 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. The Best Sales Job Ever!!!Have you ever sold?: -Autos -Cable/Satellite -Cell Phones -Any Direct Sales Product Are you?: -Self Motivated -Highly Energized -Outgoing and Personable -Driving Reliable Transportation Earn BIG $$$ (seriously) selling newspaper subscriptions in high traffic retail locations! This is NOT door-to-door or Telemarketing. TOP REPS MAKE $675+ PER WEEK!!! Oure reps are trained by the best in the business! We Provide: -Full hands on training -Weekly paychecks -Exciting work environment -Contests and Bonuses CALL ADAM: 850-900-0786 24 Hour Jobline: 1-888-413-7986 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


CLASSIFIEDSThe News Herald | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 D D 1 1 1 1 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 2012 Mazda CX-9 Auto, V6, Leather, #138 Sale Price: $10,9912013 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: $19,495 Nice Truck, Cl l Cl Cl Cl Cl Cl Cl Cl Cl Cl C ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea ea n, n n n n n n n n n #97 3 Sale Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr Pr ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic ic e: $ $ $ 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 9 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 ,9 ,9 ,9 9 9 9 9 ,9 ,9 9 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 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 2018 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab, 4WD, #084 Sale Price: $32,991 2012 Chevy Camaro 6 Speed, ZL1, #041 Sale Price: $36,991 2017 Chevy Equinox Auto, Cloth Seats, LT, #023 Sale Price: $20,994 2017 Jeep Compass Manual, Sport, #885 Sale Price: $15,9942016 Mercedes GLE 350Auto, V6, #910 Sale Price: $39,995 NF-1179072 NF-1179075 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-1179259119 College Ave Unit 2 1/1 $700 1021 Pitts Ave 2/1 $850 218 E 1st Ct 2/1.5 $875 3900 Becora Ct 3/2 $1200 1132 S Comet Ave 3/2 $1200 401 E Beach Dr A-1 2/2.5 $1250 6302 Lake Dr 3/2 $1300 213 Coquina Shell Way 3/2 $1400 7418 Chipewa St 3/2.5 $1690 510 Bunkers Cove 3/3 $1850 NF-1179076 Lynn Haven Water FrontBeautiful lot for sale by owner, located off 9th street on Iowa ave. in Lynn Haven. Lot has appx. 84 feet of water front on Anderson Bayou; deep water with easy access to bay and gulf. Appx.250 feet deep and cleared. Lot is high and dry and will not require flood insurance. Priced at $255,000 for quick sale; call 850-814-9577 or 850-258-9053 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 HVAC HelperWith benefits. 3 years documented exper. in the field. To apply, go to: www .bay Employment Opportunities, Support. For additional assistance call 850-767-4231 Deadline to apply is: 4:30pm on 03/26/2018 HVAC Service TechPd vacation & holidays. Med Ins, Retirement. DFWP. EOE. Tarpon Dock Air Conditioning (850) 785-9568 LandscapingHiring for all positions in landscape construction and lawn maitenance. Good pay. Benefits. Year round employment. Apply at Noles Scapes 1812 West 27th Street Panama City, FL 850-248-0973 No drug users, please. Plumber ServiceExperience. Salary DOE. Established company F/T. Please call Franklin Plumbing at 850-234-2168 Stock Clerk/ Sales ClerkPT/ FT. All shifts. Apply between 9am-12 7 days per week. Shell Port 9949 Thomas Dr. PCB. Retirees welcome Callaway Village Square221-B N. Tyndall Parkway; General Retail Space; 1700 sq. ft; Available Immediately; Contact (850) 814-2998 L ynn Haven Comfortable, clean, furn, 1 br., 1 person APT, no pets. w/s/g incl. $650/mo. 850-265-4535 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. St. Andrews 2br/ 1ba, s mall pets ok. W/D hookups, 850-527-6879 Text FL90709 to 56654 Callaway, FL 6509 Pridgen StreetHOUSE FOR RENTVery close to town 2br, 1.5 baths Includes W/D. Asking $810 monthly Security deposit $850 Available in March! Call: 850-358-8297 Callaway: 2br 1ba, $550 +dep. No pets. Call (850)785-7341 or (850)814-3211 Text FL90515 to 56654 ! ! ! Sell It Today!I BUYHOUSESPretty or Ugly763-7355ibuyhousesprettyorugly.comText FL75823 to 56654 $80,900!GRAND LAGOON COVE 6903 North Lagoon #21, PCB, FL 32408 1BR/1B UPDATED! Comm Pool & Docks.Cynthia Luster Coastal Property Services 850-691-7927 3712 E Third StPanama City, FL 3800 Sqft whse space w/ 3 offices! $135,500 Cynthia LusterCoastal Property Services850-691-7927 395 Wahoo Rd. Dock your yacht behind your house in this 3bd/2ba.Bay Point Canal Home! $379,000Bay Point Real EstateCall Ray Young (850) 832-9999 Pirate’s Cove at 204 Cain Road Lake Powell 1bd/1ba Condo approx. 800 sq.ft. furnished, pools, private boat ramp, covered parking. $150K Call (850) 832-2782 or (850) 819-6929 t xt FL87402 to 56654 3102 Preserve Rookery Blvd. Fabulous 4bd/5ba executive home in the gated Preserve community. $659,900Bay Point Real EstateCall Ray Young (850) 832-9999 99 Acre Farm for Sale4500 River Road Sneads, FL 32460 Jackson County, FL Hwy 271615ft of highway frontage, Two barns, House (Needs Renovating), Two 4” water wells, One 8” water well, totally fenced/cross fenced, gates, perm pastures, holding pens/carral, pond, aprox 10 acres of hardwood/pines. Located 1 1/2 miles from Public boat ramps, to Lake Seminole and the Chattahoochee River. Asking price $310,000. Contact: 850-557-2209 2007 Acura TL Navigation4 door, 3.2L V6, Automatic, AC, XM/Sirus Radio w/Bluetooth. All power options, leather, factory powered sunroof. Carfax, 1 owner, no accidents, only 88,326 miles. Carfax Retail -$10,090 Sale Price -$6,995. Call Bay Auto Outlet 850-265-3535 Cadillac XTS, ’13, auto, v6, xle, #105, $19,593! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. Chevy Camaro, ’15, auto, ss, #323, $26,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Cruze, ’11, auto, turbo 4 cylinder, #034, $13,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Spark, ’13, hatchback, 1lt, #013, $7,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City850-250-5981. Ford Fiesta, ’15, am/fm/cd, manual, #089, $9,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Kia Optima, ’14, am/fm/cd/mp3, #004, $11,900! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Nissan 370z, ’13, manual, touring, #189, $19,495! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Subaru Impreza, ’12, auto, leather, #929, $11,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Toyota Camry, ’14, auto, 4 door, $10,995! #608, Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. 2006 GMC Envoy, 1 owner, low miles, LTRH, sunroof, all service records $7,495, call Jack 850-307-3476 2009 Mercedes E-350, 75K miles, NAV, sunroof, immaculate, value price $11,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2010 Chevy Camaro, 1 owner, 46K miles, AT, excellent cond., value price $12,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2010 Toyota Venza, 1 owner, 69K miles, sunroof, beautiful offer, value price $11,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2013 Cadillac SRX, 44K miles, LTHR, NAV, blindside alert, new tires, hurry for this one, $23,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2016 Buick Lacrosse, Premium, 1 owner, 8K miles, over 42K new, value price $25,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2016 Buick Lacrosse, Premium, 1 owner, 8K miles, over 42K new, value price $25,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 Cadillac Escalade, ’16, auto, leather, #317, $58,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Suburban, ’13, 4wd, ltz, $29,995! #969 Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. Chevy Tahoe, ’13, auto, v8, lt, #202, $26,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Chevy Trax, ’15, siriusxm, lt, #056, $15,992! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981 Ford Edge, ’14, auto, v6, limited, #361, $22,893! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Jeep Compass, ’17, manual, sport, #885, $15,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Toyota Rav4, ’10, auto, 4wd, #429, $12,493! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. 1999 Dodge Ram V6Very good condition, $3500 or best offer. Call: 330-310-3072 2006 Dodge Dakota TruckSLT package, automatic, 49179 miles, original owner, asking $11000. Call: 850-441-3634 2011 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4Extended, 5-speed, 30k miles. 4.0 motor, tow package, news tires, toolsbox and brush guard included. Good condition, runs great, $11,000, Call 850-230-3420 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, 37K miles, super cond., value price $14,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2015 Cadillac ATS, 1 owner, 36K miles, new tires, LTHR, value price $21,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 2016 GMC Canyon, 1 owner, V6, 16K miles, warranty, value price $27,995, call Jack 850-307-3476 Chevy Silverado 2500, ’17, 4wd, high country, #283, $62,491! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Ford F-150, ’10, supercrew, platinum, #397, $18,791! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981 GMC Canyon, ’15, certified, 2wd, slt, #453, $27,991! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. Nissan Frontier, ’02, king cab, xe, #753, $5,993 Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-2505981. Toyota Tundra, ’13, 4wd, crewmax, #909, $27,994! Bill Cramer GM, Panama City 850-250-5981. WANTED: LOOKING TO BUY JON BOATApprox 12-14” feet long. With electric motor and trailer. All in Like new condition. 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CLASSIFIEDSD D 1 1 2 2 Wednesday, March 21, 2018| The News Herald BILL CRAMER CHEVROLET BUICK GMC Our Pre-Owned Business Is Great, & We Need YOUR Vehicle To Supplement Our Inventory! 15 MINUTE NO OBLIGATION APPRAISALWE’RE BUYING THEM ALL! ALL YEARS! ALL MODELS! YOU NAME IT, WE’LL BUY IT! WE WILL NOT BE OUTBID!WE NEED TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE! 2251 West 23rd St. Panama City, Fl 850-250-5489 • 877-361-1815**$159 2013 Focus, $199 2016 Altima, $199 2016 Cruze, $215 2017 Patriot and $245 Renegade down cash or trade; 75 months at 3.69 % APR ($14.63/mo per $1000 borrowed) WAC; selling price of $10,600 2013 Focus, $13,500 2016 Altima, $13,692 Cruze, $14,600 Patriot and $16,695 Renegade. Plus tax, title, license, dealer adds, $95 electronic filing fee, and $595 dealer prep fee on all vehicles. Pricing good through 3/31/18. Dealer not responsible for typographical errors. HOURS: Mon-Fri: 8:30am 7:00pm Saturday: 8:30am 6pm Sunday: 1:00pm 5pmFive Decades.... Three Generations.... One Tradition. 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT#173023205 SPEED, GS $4,995 2002 NISSAN FRONTIER#17875310KING CAB, XE $5,993 2013 CHEVY SPARK #18101310HATCH, 1LT, SIRIUS $7,992 2011 KIA SPORTAGE#18501010LX, CLOTH SEATS $8,993 2015 CHEVY SONIC#18222810LS, SPORT CLOTH $9,991 2015 FORD FIESTA#18808900AM/FM/CD, MANUAL $9,991 2013 FORD FOCUS#18807400AM/FM/CD, SE $9,991 2012 CHEVY EQUINOX#18247310AUTO, CLOTH SEATS $10,991 2015 KIA FORTE#18207210AUTO, LX, AM/FM/CD $10,991 2012 MAZDA CX-9# 17313810AUTO, V6, LEATHER $10,991 2014 CHEVY IMPALA#17150510AM/FM/CD, LT, V6 $10,992 2014 TOYOTA CAMRY#17560810AUTO, 4 DOOR $10,995 2014 KIA SOUL#18501110AM/FM/MP3, 4 CYL. $11,593 2012 CHEVY EQUINOX#17770820AUTO, 1LT $11,874 2014 KIA OPTIMA#18600400AM/FM/CD/MP3 $11,900 2010 TOYOTA RAV4# 17142910AUTO, 4WD $12,493 2014 CHEVY CRUZE#182168102LT, TURBO 4 $12,991 2008 FORD F-150#17230910SUPERCREW $12,995 2016 JEEP PATRIOT#18705300SPORT, MANUAL $13,592 2016 KIA OPTIMA#18802900AUTO, 4 CYL., LX $13,594 2016 CHEVY CRUZE#18703400AUTO, TURBO 4 CYL. $13,992 2015 VW PASSAT#172780101.8T, MAN. SPORT $14,991 2017 JEEP COMPASS#17788500MANUAL, SPORT $15,994 2016 NISSAN ALTIMA#17124410AUTO, AM/FM/CD/MP3 $15,595 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY#18210710AUTO, CXE, CLOTH $16,991 2017 JEEP RENEGADE#17788300AUTO, LATITUDE $16,995 2016 CHEVY MALIBU#17137510SUNROOF, TURBO $17,991 2012 CADILLAC SRX#17490710AUTO, V6, BOSE $17,993 2004 CHEVY CORVETTE#17276512AUTO, CONVERT. $17,994 2010 FORD F-150#18239710SUPERCREW, PLAT. $18,791 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO#18205910LONG BOX, W/T $18,993 2014 CHEVY EXPRESS#188086003500 EXTENDED $19,991 2017 RAMT PROMASTER 1500#18701800 AM/FM/MP3, V6 $19,994 2014 BUICK LACROSSE#17315010AUTO, LEATHER $20,991 2016 NISSAN FRONTIER#184096002WD, CREW, SV $20,991 2012 FORD F-150#18219510SUPERCREW, XLT $20,991 2017 RAMT PROMASTER 1500#18701300AM/FM/MP3, V6 $20,994 2017 CHEVY EQUINOX#18702300AUTO, LT, CLOTH $20,994 2014 CADILLAC SRX#18221320 V6, PREMIUM $21,991 2013 NISSAN 370Z#17318920MANUAL, TOURING $19,495 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO#17281610CREW CAB, 1LT $21,995 2015 CHEVY IMPALA#184069002LT, V6, BLUETOOTH $22,492 2014 FORD EDGE#18236110V6, LIMITED, AUTO $21,994 2014 CADILLAC SRX#18807300BOSE, SUNROOF $22,991 2014 RAM 1500#18227920 BIG HORN, V8 $22,994 2012 FORD F-150#182117104WD, SUPERCREW $23,991 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA#17230420 DOUBLE CAB $24,794 2014 BUICK ENCLAVE#18806100CERTIFIED, LEATHER $25,991 2013 CHEVY TAHOE#18220210AUTO, V8, LT $26,991 2017 CHEVY MALIBU#17129110AUTO, TURBO 4 CYL. $26,993 2015 CHEVY CAMARO#18232310 AUTO, SS W/1SS $26,994 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER#18409700AUTO, SRT8 $27,991 2015 GMC CANYON#18245320CERTIFIED, 2WD, SLT $27,992 2013 TOYOTA TUNDRA#175909004WD, CREWMAX $27,994 2013 CHEVY SUBURBAN#172969104WD, LTZ $29,995 2016 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500#18242620LT, V8, SIRIUSXM $30,591 2015 CADILLAC XTS#17136510V6, LEATHER $30,991 2018 CHEVY COLORADO#18708400CREW CAB, 4WD $32,991 2012 CHEVY CAMARO#18104110 6 SPEED, ZL1 $36,991 2016 MERCEDES GLE 350#17591000AUTO, V6 $39,995 2016 CHEVY TAHOE#18228510 LTZ, SUNROOF $49,892 2016 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500HD#18225110HIGH CNTRY, CC $52,795 2016 CADILLAC ESCALADE#18231710AUTO, LEATHER $58,994 2017 FORD F-250# 185045104WD, LARIAT $61,991 2017 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500#182283104WD, HIGH CNTRY. $62,491 2016 Chevy Cruze 2013 Ford Focus$159DOWN $159PER MO.** 2016 Nissan Altima $199DOWN $199PER MO.** 2017 Jeep Patriot$215DOWN $215PER MO.** HUGE USED CAR SALE!$16,600 $245DOWN $245PER MO.** 2017 Jeep Renegade$13,600$199DOWN $199PER MO.** “DEALS OF THE WEEK” NF-1179014