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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 91 | $1.25 Good Morning To Nola Campbell Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, April 1, 2018 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Local Sports .......................... B1 Obituaries .............................. A5 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE Happy Easter SEBRING „ The Bible is full of mystery and wonder and it holds powerful messages for Christians. The holy book contains miracles, murder, forgiveness and examples of unconditional love. There are fantastical creatures like talking donkeys but there are certainly no Easter bunnies that lay psychedelic eggs. There are no Peeps nor lambs sculpted out of butter and definitely no mention of Jelly Bellys. So, how did these secular symbols come to represent one of the most important Christian holidays? It depends who you ask and what culture they grew up in. Perhaps the most popular symbol is the Easter Bunny. It is a widely accepted belief that the cute critter came to America by way of German immigrants in the 1700s in Pennsylvania. Children would build nests in their hats or bonnets for the Osterhase, or Easter Hare, to leave colorful eggs in. An internet search will tell you that the bunny represents fertility for the future. Probably because rabbits reproduce like, well, rabbits. Eggs would have to be the runner up to the bunnies „ chocolate, malted, decorated and hardboiled, and plastic ones filled with goodies. While its hard to find any references to rabbits that deliver eggs, they are a symbol of new life. Eggs represent a new life as Christ forgives a sinners trespasses. wrote that Christians see the eggs as the tomb Jesus would emerge from. Others simply believe eggs are a leftover pagan symbol for life and its renewal. feels the origins of painting or dyeing the eggs was first done in 1290 and is a symbol of Jesus blood spilled at the crucifixion. Most Christians and Jewish people can easily recognize lambs as a symbol of Easter. People of the Jewish faith will see the lamb from their Passover holiday. In the Bible, Jewish families killed a lamb and painted the blood on the doorway for death to pass over their homes. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.Ž Exodus 12:13 Origins of Easter symbolsBy KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITERSecular images tie into holy holiday SYMBOLS | 9SEBRING „ Marion Stivers is a spry 84-year-old with pep in his step and a twinkle in his eyes „ or it could be a re”ection of diamonds, which are his April birthstones. Stivers also has a unique birth date. He was born on Easter Sunday and April Fools Day in 1934 to Georgia and Laurel Stivers in Millersburg, Kentucky. Including today, Stivers will have only celebrated this combination on his birthday a total of four times. The “rst was obviously on the day he entered the world. The next time was when I was in the “fth grade in 1945,Ž Stivers recalled. And the next time it came around, I was in the U.S. Army stationed in Ft. Knox, Kentucky before I left for Europe.Ž With such a unique birthday, one would think there would be an extra celebration, but then you would be This is no April Fools jokeBy KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERMan has a unique birthday coincidence KIM LEATHERMAN/ STAFFMarion Stivers will turn 84 on Easter Sunday/ April Fools Day today.APRIL| 9SEBRING „ Floridas Healthy Start Coalition faced deep budget cuts in this years legislative session, but lawmakers decided to keep the program funded. Prior to the end of this springs session of the Florida Legislature, the program to help high-risk mothers and infants faced a reported 30 percent cut, based on assertions from some lawmakers that the programs services are offered elsewhere. However, program leaders point to the fact that Healthy Start Coalition focuses primarily on infant mortality and helps mothers and children to reduce that rate. Charlene Edwards, executive director of the Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties, announced her relief in a news release earlier this month, shortly after the Florida Senate vote on the Healthy Start Coalition funding maintainedBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERCDC: State better than U.S. in teen birth ratesSTART | 10 MIAMI (AP) „ Supporters of releasing the Miami Seaquariums killer whale, Lolita, have a message for the theme park: We arent going anywhere. They now count among their ranks Florida gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine and the Lummi Nation tribe of Washington state, whose traditional territory in the Salish Sea also served as Lolitas native waters. Levine, members of the tribe and of Orca Network, a Washingtonbased nonpro“t that advocates for Lolitas release, met at Levines Wynwood campaign headquarters Tuesday morning to announce the next steps in their effort to move Lolita from the Seaquarium to a seapen in Washingtons San Juan Islands. The Lummi Nation are calling the effort to release Lolita, also known as Tokitae, a sacred obligationŽ they plan to pursue. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 p y pp y indep not r news publi d n. g The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICEMike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ LAKE PLACID „ Martin Martinez Zuniga, 31, of Lake Placid, died Thursday after 3 p.m. from a stab wound to the chest he received during an altercation last Saturday night with Carlos Lorenzo Gonzalez, 61, according to the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce. Zuniga was ”own to a trauma center but died from his injuries. Gonzalez was arrested and held without bail for attempted murder; those charges have now escalated to second degree murder. Gonzalez now has bail set for $200,000. According to the Sheriffs Of“ce, Zuniga and another man were helping Gonzalez move furniture and were drinking beer at Gonzalezs home at 185 Sarasota St., Lake Placid. When Gonzalez asked the two men to leave sometime around 9:30 p.m. one man left but Zuniga stayed. After he was asked to leave, he fell off the front porch, landing on his face and chest in the yard, authorities said. Gonzalezs wife called 911 around 9:40 p.m. and the dispatcher told the couple to go into the house and stay there until police arrived at the home. The woman obeyed but Gonzalez left the home and entered his yard two times; the second time, with a knife. Authorities say he plunged that knife into Zunigas chest. 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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESCarrie A. BellemanCarrie A. Belleman, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on March 28, 2018, with her husband by her side. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. at The Unity Church of Sebring, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875. Memorial contributions may be made in Carries memory to The Unity Church of Sebring. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, Florida, 33870. Online condolences may be left at Elizabeth DraperEleanor Elizabeth Draper, 75, of Venus, went home to be with her Lord early Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring. Eleanor was the daughter of Richard and Helen Draper who was born on Sept. 8, 1942 in Scotland. A retired beautician, Eleanor moved to Venus from Ft. Lauderdale where she has been a resident for the past 12 years. Eleanor was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed baking and cooking for family events, animals, and her cat Tiger,Ž gardening around the house and bird watching. Eleanor loved to be with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandson. She is survived by her loving companion and dear friend Frank; step-children, Frances Smith, Angie Pelliccia, Irene Pelliccia, Lenny Pelliccia; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. A service to celebrate Eleanors life will be held at a later date in Ft. Lauderdale. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL, 863-4Kenneth William PfeifferKenneth William Pfeiffer, 89, of Lake Placid went home to be with his Lord on early Monday morning Jan. 29, 2018 at the Vitas Hospice Unit in Sebring. Kenneth was the son of Elsie and William Pfeiffer who was born on April 5, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. He served his country with honors in the U.S. Air Force retiring after twenty years of service. He then went into the insurance business where he was the owner and operator of an insurance company. Kenneth was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed a great round of golf and in his younger days playing handball. Kenneth loved spending time with his family and friends especially his grand and great-grandchildren. Mr. Pfeiffer is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Paul Pfeifer; and a brother, Stan. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Theresa; daughters, Kathryn McDonald, Theresa Falco and Mary Kay Goff; sons, William Pfeiffer, Kenneth Pfeiffer, Jonathan Drake, Stephen Drake, Thomas Drake, Charles Drake Jr., Timothy Drake and Michael Drake; 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Von Kamper and a brother, Leroy Pfeiffer. A gathering for family and friends to re”ect on Kenneths life was held 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Kenneths life was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the St. James Catholic Church with Father Anthonio Jean of“ciating. Military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 863-465-4134.Sherlie L. PorterSherlie L. Porter, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died March 21, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida with her family at her side. She was 81. Sherlie was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Bartow to Margie C. and Harold N. BodieŽ Bodenham, inheriting Margies kind heart and friendliness and Bodies sharp wit and willingness to tell you what she thought. After marrying Danel W. DanŽ Porter, the love of her life, she moved with him to Japan, Louisiana, and then back to Florida, all courtesy of the US Air Force. Despite their early moves, Sherlie lived most of her life in Lake Placid, where she was a member of First Baptist Church. A hard worker and a “ercely involved mom, Sherlie rose to the rank of Branch Manager and Vice President of Huntington Bank while being a dedicated baseball momŽ from little league through high school. She had a whistle that could be heard for half a mile (indicating to her children that it was time to come home), and she was fondly known for her tendency to mispronounce certain words. WalMartsŽ was one of her favorite places to turn tags,Ž despite Dans constant assertion that she didnt need that.Ž Were glad that she will not need PellicillinŽ or TydenolŽ anymore, and that her mammeogramsŽ turned out “ne. She never met a stranger, and was quick to make new friends. She had a deep, infectious laugh and a beautiful smile. She loved camping in the Everglades, music, fancy cars, romance novels, good southern cookin and most of all, her family, who were required to notify her of their safe arrival home after any signi“cant travel. We have not yet received her call, but we know she has made it home. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 60 years, Dan; her daughter, Lee Autrey (Dennis); her son, James J.B.Ž Porter (Lisa); her grandchildren Jason Brady (Nelly), Jered Brady (Amber), Matt Autrey, Kaley Porter, and Daniel Porter, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Her parents and an infant brother predeceased her. A private family service will be scheduled on a later date. In lieu of ”owers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or to your favorite charity. Information about the service and additional photos will be posted at arlingtonparkfuneralhome. com. SEBRING „ A 24-year-old man was recovering after being shot Friday evening near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Lemon Street, police said. Sgt. Tom Gilliard of the Sebring Police Department said on Saturday that police were still investigating the shooting and had not made an arrest. The victim, whose name police are not releasing, was transported to an out-ofcounty hospital, Gilliard said.Police investigate shootingSTAFF REPORTSEBRING „ While Highlands County School District teacher Kevin Dewberry pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lewd/lascivious behavior with a student, the school district has sent him a letter of termination. Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge said recently that a termination letter was sent to Dewberry, which speci“es that he has 10 days to request an appeal hearing. At its meeting Tuesday, the School Board of Highlands County approved that Dewberry be put on administrative leave with pay from Feb. 23-27, with a subsequent suspension without pay effective Feb. 28, with an end date to be determined.Ž Dewberry, who was an Avon Park Middle School teacher and basketball coach, pleaded not guilty on all charges, according to paperwork “led at his arraignment Monday at the Highlands County Courthouse. Dewberry, of Avon Park, was charged in February with four counts of lewd/lascivious behavior with a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 and was subsequently charged with 55 counts of possession of child pornography. He remains in the Highlands County Jail with bail set at $400,000 on the charges of four counts of lewd/lascivious behavior with a victim between the ages of 12 and 16, and bail set at $550,000 on the charges of 55 counts of possession of child pornography. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that ment ion a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters wi ll be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Today is the day when Christians throughout the world celebrate the resurrection of life and their hope for the future. Though we think of His Sons birth during the month of December, it is during Holy Week, more so than any other time of the year, when we think of the sacrifice Jesus paid as he gave his life for our sins. This time is one where we reflect on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, a mortal man whose life story is filled with teachings that no one should ignore. There is no doubt that if more people practiced Jesus teachings, the world would be a better, more peaceful place. Easter also coincides with the Jewish Passover holiday, a time of blessing and deliverance. Regardless of our religious background, humans need to maintain hope and a faith in revival. We say that its only natural, and we see the basis for that belief in the continual renewal of the natural world around us. It is shown in the dry seed that falls to the earth in winter and sprouts to life in the spring. It is reinforced when we observe the plants that die, feed the soil, and provide nutrients for April flowers, and the fruits and vegetables of our groves and fields. Our world is a cycle of death and renewal as demonstrated thousands of years ago by Jesus, and while we are not raised from the dead as he was, we do find a renewal of hope once the grief caused by death has passed. Suffering is a personal matter. Each of us suffers in our own way, because of something that has hurt us. It can be a personal, or it can be widespread. The duration of that suffering will also fluctuate from person to person. None of us seeks out a reason to suffer. Its just something that we cant avoid. But because of Easter we remember the cycle of life and death and then life again. We know that with the suffering also comes joy. We remember that we can begin again. As the cross reminds us, suffering is a crucial part of our human life. As the empty tomb reminds us also, that suffering is not the end of the story. Easter is more than a parade, new dresses for the ladies and men wearing suits to church. Its more than a chocolate candy bunny or Easter eggs to color and hunt. Easter is a symbol of hope for Christians. What we are saying is that each of us has the freedom to believe what we choose, and if we respect that right to choose, we can all learn to live together in a more peaceful way. Believe what you choose, but do it with respect for others.Hope and respectWhile contemplating the mysteries of metaphysics and spirituality on Easter Sunday, we also acknowledge a temporal revelation from our backyard. Earlier this year came an announcement that divers had discovered what they believe is a 7,000-year-old Indian burial ground here. What makes this distinctive, perhaps unique, is the fact the cemetery site is situated 300 feet off the shore of Manasota Key, some 20 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Theres nothing else like this on the planet,Ž John McCarthy, the executive director of Historic Spanish Point, told a crowd of nearly 500 last Tuesday night at the Englewood United Methodist Church. Archaeologists found six human skeletons, woven burial shrouds and wooden stakes thought to have marked the graves or anchored the bodies at the bottom of a shallow, freshwater pond. It is astounding that the remains had not disintegrated, apparently due to a covering of peat that preserved them. And mind-boggling to understand the sea level, at that time, was perhaps 30 feet lower than it is today. Mysteries abound. For this one, we eagerly await further forensic research.Ancient mystery off the shoreline Ive shared with our readers the effect of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported Canadian lumber and newsprint. Another round of tariffs and duties were recently announced. The cost of newsprint from our supplier is now up 34 percent from the low. The cumulative increase is now about 10 cents in cost per reader per day we publish (Thats $36.40 a year for those who want to skip the math). The 34 percent cost increase is just the opening kickoff of how trade tariffs will impact those who enjoy community newspapers. We are a printer of over 120 smaller independent community newspapers who cant afford their own press. Most of those papers are a labor of love or a way to have a job, but not much more. We believe the 34 percent price increase will now cause some of those community newspapers to cease publication and those communities will be without a local newspaper. Some of those publications have been in business for over 100 years. Some mills are stopping newsprint sales to U.S. newspapers and are instead shipping that product overseas. The dramatic shrinkage in newsprint supply, now over 20 percent, is causing panic in newspapers all across America. There is simply not enough newsprint being produced in America or shipped to America to currently meet all the demand. Already newspapers across this country have run out of newsprint. We do not expect this tight supply and higher prices to change anytime soon. As mills stop production or move product sales to other countries, the actual number of newsprint vendors is shrinking. This trade war is shrinking the number of suppliers, creating a newsprint duopoly where now just two newsprint companies will control over 70 percent of the U.S. market. They are already using that duopoly pricing power to begin charging extra for trucking. Our own supply of newsprint is no longer smooth and consistent. I am gravely concerned we too, could run out of newsprint. Ive asked our team to look at signi“cant changes to how we produce and print our newspapers everyday to conserve newsprint and use those savings to build newsprint inventory. You will likely notice some changes to your paper re”ecting those newsprint savings efforts. This ran in a large Florida paper this week. My newspaper feels thinnerƒ.why is this? The paper mills are far behind in newsprint production and our newspaper has been forced to look elsewhere... We are receiving newsprint from Spain to meet shortfallsƒŽ All of the price increases, loss of jobs, loss of community newspapers, creation of a duopoly and newspapers running out of newsprint started because just one mill with 400 employees owned by a hedge fund, successfully lobbied the Trump administration to impose trade tariffs and dumping penalties on Canadian lumber and newsprint. We have already lost more jobs than were supposedly saved at this mill and more losses are coming as other newsprint mills and newspapers adjust to the turmoil. And remember, we actually have a trade surplus with Canada … the country we claim has unfair trade practices. Most newspaper industry observers believe the chaos will continue through all of 2018. Our readers are getting to watch a soap opera unfold before your eyes. Maybe this will be one of those soap operas where the whole prior season was just a characters dream. Maybe Ill wake up tomorrow and things will be as they were before. Share your thoughts. David Dunn-Rankin is CEO of Sun Newspapers, the familyand employee-owned group that owns the Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun. He can be reached at .A new soap opera … As The Stomach Turns David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS YOUR VIEW Gun control debateRe: the March 23 letter titled Positions Supported by Facts,Ž the writer needs to look up the meaning of the word facts.Ž Sadly, people like this guy are Americas real danger, one that Trump has helped nurture and manipulate, causing the great divide in our political system and among ourselves. Now, to set the record straight: Yes, President Obama wanted gun control, not prohibition. To name a few gun-related murders: Jan.12,2011: The assassination attempt on Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head. Six others were killed, 13 wounded that day by an American madman. December 14, 2012: Sandy Hook, where a crazy, albeit all-American, man shot and killed 20 “rst-graders and six teachers. April 2, 2014: Fort Hood, an American killed three soldiers, reminiscent of the Nov. 09 shooting at that same base when an American killed 13. June 12, 2016: Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, 49 killed by an American who followed ISIL and Al Qaeda, and who Obama called out as a militant terrorist. Re the UNSC Resolution 2334 demanding Israel stop all settlement activity, it was approved on Dec. 23, 2016 by a 14-0 vote, with the US abstaining. President Obama did not help draft the resolution as claimed by the writer. The Obamas were members of St. Johns Episcopal in DC. The $400 million payment to Iran? That money was from frozen Iranian bank accounts as part of a long-standing dispute. President Obama used that pending settlement as leverage to release the detained Americans. It was NOT an illicit payment. Iran had a legitimate right to that money. Taxpayer-paid vacations? In 2017 alone, Trumps trips to Mar-aLago cost us at least $6.6 million (Newsweek). As for the writers claim that Obama did nothing to stop ISIS, he was the guy who took Bin Laden out and who had 45 top terrorists killed or captured. The writer trashed President Obama, but I wont trash Trump. Ill admit it isnt easy, given the lies he tells, the sex scandals, the bankruptcies, the income taxes hes hiding, his friendship with bullies and dictators, but I wont say all those things. I look forward to November when the mid-terms will tell the 35 percent or so misguided admirers of this man that they were taken by a con man, and our country will regain its pride and decency once again. The folks who live by the Golden Rule, who are decent, honest citizens, will understand this letter. For those who do not have that kind of compassionate heart, well, like the writer said, no explanation is possible.ŽKathy and Bob Rabatie SebringFaith in Scott is lostAn open letter to Governor Scott: Stop accepting any corporate donations. Work for the people or get out of of“ce; otherwise, go apply for job with the NRA or another lobbying group. Stop the NRA. Stop claiming you can do nothing. Stop trying to make yourself look good with a bill you know wont pass because the NRA is supported behind the scenes or right in front of the American people. Where are Trump tax returns? Why arent you doing anything productive about Trump and his lies, scandals and severe narcissistic behaviors that include his belief that hes above the law; believing he can lie about facts with alternative facts;Ž and his many expensive trips to his country clubs. Stop working behind the scenes and start working for the people. We will protest if Mueller is “red. I understand you probably dont care about this letter as I am just one person. I have zero faith in you!Danielle Graham Lake Placid


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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 AVON PARK „ The youngest students at Parkview Pre-K and Prep Academy were ready to hit the playground running Thursday, but they werent excited to play on the swings, slide or other playground equipment. They were on the basketball court ready for the signal to get scurrying to “ll their baskets and buckets with Easter eggs. With the ready, set, goŽ issued, the students scrambled to hunt down dozens of colorful plastic eggs. Over in Lake Placid, Lake Placid Montessori School students had a “eld day hunting down Easter eggs. The school hid about 6,000 eggs. The celebrations included a parade and picnic.Easter egg huntsPICTURES BY MARC VALERO/ MEGAN SMITH MARC VALERO/STAFFParkview Pre-K and Prep Academys youngest students on the hunt Thursday for Easter eggs. MEGAN SMITHLake Placid Montessori School students do the bunny hop Thursday as part of the schools Easter egg hunt, parade and picnic. MEGAN SMITH/ STAFF Students from Lake Placid Montessori School scramble to nd Easter eggs during an egg hunt the school organized Thursday. MEGAN SMITH/ STAFFJaicob Hendry, left, and Brayden Ganaban pose for a photo during an Easter egg hunt, parade and picnic held by Lake Placid Montessori School for its students Thursday. Braden is wearing a hat he made for the parade MEGAN SMITH/ STAFFKayciana Stukes poses for a picture at the Lake Placid Montessori School Easter celebrations Thursday. MEGAN SMITH/ STAFFStudents from Lake Placid Montessori School scramble to nd Easter eggs during an egg hunt the school organized Thursday. MARC VALERO/STAFFVictoria Waycaster, 4, strikes a quick pose as she grabs an Easter egg. Email Your News Tips To: DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? SOUNDS SIXTIES OF THE LOTELA GOLD APRIL 13 TH -15 TH € TICKETS $20Subject to change without noticeadno=3565038 Coupon RequiredAll Repairs 50% OFFNew Customers Only Please25% OFF for Existing Customers!Must present coupon at time of repairNot vaild with other offers. Expires 4/23/18403 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm) € 704 Hwy. 27 N, Avon Park, FL (Sat. only) Precision H ear ing Instruments, Inc. 863-465-7622 Hear€Better€Now WINTER RESIDENTS SPECIAL! Serving Highland County over 30 Years. Repair Lab in Highland Countyadno=3562522 Alan Holmes, AAMSFinancial Advisor.2160 Lakeview Dr Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-4450 www.edwardjones.comMember SIPC Youve Spent a Lifetime Preparing for Retirement. Now What?To develop a retirement income strategy that works for you, contact your Edward Jones “nancial advisor. adno=3557947


Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 wrong. We didnt do anything special,Ž Stivers said. It was just another April Fools Day to us. No one even thought about it. We never thought about Easter and April Fools Day being on the same day until we started looking at the numbers; its really wild.. When you think about it, theres only seven instances. Ž After the Army, Stivers went to work for IBM in Boca Raton where he was a purchasing agent. He retired after 31 years of service to the company. Stivers said he ”unked retirement and is now a property investor. He is fascinated by the April Fools Day and Easter combination. They run in 11-year increments,Ž Stivers said. See. 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956. They are all separated by 11 years. And then they really spread out. There will be three or four dates that have 11 years between them, and then, they are spread out by 60 something years. This last one has a 62 year difference.Ž Stivers may be on to something; The next dates that Easter and April Fools Day will be on the same days are in 2029, 2040, 2108 and 2170. Stivers said he only knew of one other person who shared his birthday and that was Jim Ed Brown, a country music artist. However, that was before Google. A quick search on revealed not only Brown but Don Hastins, a soap opera actor; Rod Kanehl, baseball player; and Vladimir Posner, RussianFrench-American journalist. Just for the fun of it, the search of reveals he is an Aries, is 352 years old in dog years and that he was a woman mapmaker in a previous life. Stivers and his wife were married for 58 years before he became a widower.APRILFROM PAGE 1 NIV. Christians believe that Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for sins. In his day, a lamb without blemish was used as a sacrifice before Jesus crucifixion. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.Ž John 1:29 NIV. Foods shaped like lambs during Easter take the symbol to new height as they show up in chocolate, Jello, cakes and bread molds. The butter lamb mold is a Buffalo tradition. The butter lamb has peppercorns for eyes and red ribbons that point to the blood of Christ and a flag with messages of blessings. If local stores dont carry the coveted lamb, it can be purchased online and can be followed on Twitter @ Butter_Lamb. Perhaps the most recognizable modern day sign of spring and Easter are Peeps. For 65 years, the Just Born factory has been turning out these sticky, gooey marshmallow treats. After emigrating from Russia, Sam Born opened the company in 1923 in New York but moved the business to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Born began making Peeps in 1953 when the chicks took 27 hours by hand to make a single package. According to justborn. com, it now takes just six minutes to complete a chick. The flavors have evolved to include coconut and sherbet flavors and the shapes have morphed into bunnies and Halloween creatures like ghosts and Frankensteins. Whatever you eat this Easter season, remember the reason behind the holiday.SYMBOLSFROM PAGE 1 did not reveal the names of the private foundations that would support the plans. The groups, in conjunction with “lmmakers Dennie Gordon and Geoff Schaaf, also have developed a nine-minute trailer for a full-length documentary they plan to “nalize if and when Lolita is relocated to the Paci“c Northwest. Tokitaes story needs to be heard and needs to be shared. Its the right thing to do,Ž said Jay Julius, chairman of the Lummi Nation, at Tuesdays event. We have much concern for the conditions she is kept in today.Ž Lolita was captured in 1970 in a mass roundup of whales off Puget Sound and later taken to the Miami Seaquarium, where she has lived for more than 47 years. Now more than 50 years old, she is the last remaining survivor of the 50-plus whales captured on Aug. 8, 1970. Her tank, the smallest killer whale tank in the country, has become a symbol of her captivity. Though the legality of the size of her tank has been questioned numerous times, a 1999 U.S. Department of Agriculture ruling that the tank is adequate still stands. Still, activists advocate for change. Orca Network, the Center for Whale Research and Orca Research Trust have developed an extensive retirement plan for Lolita, which involves teaching her to swim into a sling, transporting her via a truck and then a military transport aircraft to the Paci“c Northwest. There she would be re-acclimated to her native waters in a controlled sea-pen environment and eventually released to the wild. But the plans success also hinges in part on whether Lolitas current veterinarians and trainers at the Seaquarium would be willing to make the journey with her to care for the orca in her native home. So far, the Seaquarium has not supported that plan. The Lummi Nation has sent various letters to the Seaquarium requesting a meeting, which the park has declined. We have responded to Lummi Business Council in writing twice in the last couple of months declining a meeting because any discussion about relocating Lolita to a sea-pen is not in her best interest and so, it is not something that we will consider,Ž said Eric Eimstad, the Seaquariums general manager, in a statement. 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NICK SCHIRMERSALES MANAGERMARQUISE HARTSSALES CONSULTANTROB HADLEYSALES CONSULTANTERIC RICEFINANCE MANAGERSHAUNAH WHEELERSERVICE MANAGERcoalitions funding. We applaud the Florida Legislature for maintaining funding for Floridas Healthy Start program,Ž Edwards stated. The continued funding will allow us to continue to provide essential services and community interventions to Floridas high-risk mothers and infants.Ž She said last year Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties Inc. served 562 at-risk mothers and infants in Highlands County. Since its creation on June 4, 1991, Floridas Healthy Start initiative has provided for universal risk screening of all pregnant women and newborn infants in Florida, to identify those at risk of poor birth, health and developmental problems, according to the Florida Department of Health at www.” The focus is on at-risk pregnant women and their children up to age 3. Gains since 1991, according to the Health Department, are: € More 2-year-olds completing immunizations, from 63.2 percent in 1991 to 85.5 percent in 2015. € Fewer infants dying, from 8.9 per 1,000 live births in 1991 to 6.2 in 2015 „ dropping in African-American families from 16.3 in 1991 to 11.4 in 2015. € Fewer teenagers, ages 15-17, having babies, dropping from 45.3 per 1,000 in 1991 to 8.8 in 2015. € Fewer women reporting tobacco use during pregnancy „ 17 percent in 1991 to 5.8 percent in 2015 € More women in prenatal care during the “rst trimester „ 74.9 percent in 1991 to 79.3 percent in 2015. The Health Department reports that the method for calculating trimester of entry changed in 2004, which brought the rate down at that time. The 2015 improvement rate, according to the Health Department, would then be greater than the rates indicated above. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports suggest Florida still has a way to go, if only a short way, when compared to the national averages. Based on 2016 statistics, the national average for births to unmarried mothers is 39.8 percent, while in Florida its 46.9 percent „ among the highest rates in the United States. Likewise, the national Cesarean delivery rate is 31.9 percent, but in Florida its 37.4 percent, also among the highest national rates. While those two factors may be in”uenced by cultural norms, personal choices or the age or health of the mother, other factors speak largely to prenatal health care and nutrition for the mother and infant: € Pre-term birth rate „ 9.85 percent nationally, and 10.2 percent in Florida. € Low birth weight „ 8.2 percent nationally, and 8.7 percent in Florida. Those were not the worst in the nation, but still were above the average. The one indicator where Florida outstrips the nation, again from 2016 statistics, is teenage birth rates: 20.3 percent nationally, but 19.3 percent in Florida. Edwards reports that, since it was established, Healthy Start has helped Florida improve good birth results and reduce infant mortality by 35 percent. Our work is essential and far from complete,Ž Edwards wrote, and this funding will allow our efforts to continue to make a positive impact on infant mortality, prematurity and healthy child development.Ž Edwards said Healthy Start is currently working with the Health Department and the Agency for Health Care Administration to develop a new program to provide care by doing community outreach. We thank the Florida Legislature for recognizing the value in investing in the health of our states most vulnerable families,Ž Edwards wrote, and helping us continue on this positive path of success.ŽSTARTFROM PAGE 1 newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? 2018 Miracle-Ear, Inc. 16390ROPA Introducing our best TECHNOLOGY EVER. 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LOCAL SPORTSBassmaster postpones Elite eventSabine River event to be rescheduled later in yearBIRMINGHAM, Ala. „ Citing recent heavy rains and high water in the Sabine River watershed, B.A.S.S. has decided to postpone the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite presented by Econo Lodge that had been scheduled to begin in Orange, Texas, at the end of the week. The safety of our anglers and others on the waters of the Sabine River system are our primary concern,Ž said B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon. Weather and water conditions are expected to create potentially hazardous boating conditions, and we feel compelled to postpone the event until conditions are more favorable.Ž The tournament originally was to begin Friday, April 6, and conclude Monday, April 9. As conditions began to deteriorate, Weldon told Elite Series anglers Thursday the tournament would be delayed at least one day. We became convinced today that conditions would not improve in time for the tournament to be held in the coming days.Ž The tournament will be rescheduled for another time during the 2018 Elite Series season, which concludes with the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship in September. Of“cials from B.A.S.S. and local host organizations in Orange will be meeting in the coming days to select a suitable date to reschedule the event. B.A.S.S. has conducted Elite Series tournament at Orange twice before, in 2013 and 2015. Both generated tremendous crowds of spectators, including some of the SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S. PHOTOAnglers head out on the Sabine River. The Bassmaster Elite event scheduled to begin Friday has been postponed.BASS | 4 The Florida freshwater fishing forecast for the first week of April gives anglers the second half of the full moon week, and typical April weather conditions with ideal temperatures which produce the best water temperatures of the year, and plenty of daily atmospheric pressure change. All fishing factors considered anglers can expect better-than-average fishing experiences. Today is the day after a very minor cold front which I do not believe will have much of a negative effect on fish feeding migrations. Fish will be cueing on the high solar energy periods of the day „ midday and midnight periods „ with the greater percentage of fish feeding in the light of the full moon. For this reason the sunrise and sunset periods will produce weak feeding activity but there will be some fish which will need to feed in the usual feeding areas. I do believe however that theyll be still adjusting to the lower atmospheric pressure plot at least until tonight so you might have to fish slightly deeper to find them. Water temperatures will now remain in the ideal feeding temperature range until the summer heat produces water temps in the mid-80 degree range which is typically during the middle of June or beginning of July. Winds will be ideal for the next four days until a minor cold front arrives late Wednesday early Thursday and a north wind prevails at speeds of 12 miles-per-hour and higher. The extended weather forecast Full moon fishing heats up Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 2 Lake Placid Senior Softball concluded their season in an unpredictable “nish that could only be described as March Madness. In Monday action, “rst place Miller Air hammered Yates Insurance 26-10 for their eighth straight win. Bill Scrase (double, triple), Darrel Richards (triple), Brian Heaphy (double) and Phil Lucas formed the Five Hit Club for the Airmen. Gary Steeves, Paul Marcellus (four doubles) and Gary Tankersley added four hits each in the rout. Central Security squeaked past Lake Placid Marine 22-19 to remain one game behind. Dick Cook had four hits, Lee Maule homered and Ted Grif“th added two doubles to keep The Securitymen in contention. Francisco Colon hit for the cycle and Jim Radcliffe added six hits for The Mariners. Wedgworths toppled Seminole Tire in a 26-25 slugfest. Larry Lauxs walkoff hit plated Ron Melia with the game winner. Norm Grubbs homered and Gallo Gonzalez, Jim LaserŽ Lauzon (double, triple) and Ray Trudell each swatted “ve hits. For The Noles, Jeff Lindskoog registered six hits and turned in an unassisted double play on defense. Elston Hedges (two doubles, triple) and Paul Stephenson (double) had “ve hits. Both Jim Lorne and Ron Wickman added four more. Wednesdays season ending could not have been more dramatic. Wedgworths (11-12) dumped Miller Air (17-6) 21-13. Jim Lauzon (double) and Don Dolbert (triple) led the upset with “ve hits apiece. Bill Scrase and Paul Marcellus (two doubles, triple, HR) had four hits each for The Airmen. With the championship trophy on the line, Central Security (16-7) could not capitalize on the Wedgworth gift, falling to Seminole Tire (8-15) 28-19. The Noles played like champions as Victor Rodriguez, Chet Johnson and Norm Guay led the way with four hits each. Dick Cook and Jeff Stanley slammed home runs for The Securitymen. Third place Yates Insurance (13-10) defeated Lake Placid Marine (4-19) 24-11. Don Cunningham (two doubles, triple), Miller takes LP softball titleBY EDWARD ENGLERSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTO Back row, from left: Paul Marcellus, Cli Bluml, Brian Heaphy, Gary Steeves, John Kloet, Ian McQuaig and Jim Hensley. Front row, from left: Phil Lucas, Manager Darrel Richards, Gary Tankersley, Bill Scrase and Rex Ebert. Not pictured: Kyle Sau nders.TITLE | 4Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe is no stranger to the media. In fact, hes a good friend. In addition to his often-witty interviews at races, the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports pilot and “ve-time race winner has seen his popularity surge outside the racetrack with appearances on TV shows including Dancing with the StarsŽ and Celebrity Family Feud,Ž not to mention podcasts he has co-hosted in recent years that have ampli“ed his humor, candor and in-depth knowledge on a multitude of trivial subjects. The Canadian has plunged further into the mainstream recently … and taken INDYCAR along for the ride … starring in a series of national and local commercials for Hondas line of passenger vehicles and power equipment through its Dream Garage Spring SalesŽ promotion. Decked out in a “resuit and with several of the TV spots featuring the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda he Hinchcliffe providing INDYCAR key exposureSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNDriver now appearing in Honda commercials HONDA PHOTOINDYCAR driver James Hinchclie in a Honda commercial.HONDA | 3


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 predicts, right now, a significant low pressure system arriving late Friday evening „ atmospheric pressure predicted to drop 0.30 In Hg. So a rainy season weather pattern will prevails for next weekend. The key to fishing success when Floridas freshwater fish are feeding at the highest annual rate is to present your bait as natural to the environment as possible. Our lakes are typically „ full of food sources, so fish dont have to hunt and work for their feeding-effort success. And if your bait does not match the exact depth, traveling at the same speed as their natural prey, taking cover in the usual way, they wont be looking at your offering. So throwing your bait into the water like a brick will only cause them to calmly ignore your bait as they select something familiar and natural to eat. Their food-table is full of food and they dont respond to unnatural rude intruders while theyre eating. So make it look like it belongs on their table, and theyll eat it. When youre eating your favorite fish dinner, do you stop to eat a block of tofu? I didnt think so. Best Fishing Days: Tuesday and Wednesday will be the best fishing days of the next four if youre fishing during the daytime. Otherwise nighttime anglers will be setting the hook more than anyone else tonight and Monday night. The Major Fishing Period: Since there was a bright shining full moon last night you can expect the early morning feeding activity to be very poor unless you get lucky and find a fish feeding out of the bright full moon pattern during the hours of 10-2 twice a day. Therefore fish will be feeding on the moon overhead period for the next two to three days and the significant percentage of fish populations will be feeding in the light of the full moon during the overhead ours of the night. So nighttime anglers will experience great results. Daytime anglers will see good action, with the feed intensity rating of 5 occurring during the underfoot period at 2:36 p.m. and solar noon at 1:29 p.m. However atmospheric pressure will peak a few hours prior to the celestial events, so from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the best feeding period during the daytime. And a rating of 7 will occur from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Minor Fishing Period: There will be two minor periods occurring centered on the sunrise-moonset and sunset-moonrise periods. During the 6-9 hours a rating of 4 will occur for both periods. This is typical when a full moon is not clouded over during the night. If fish do feed during these periods it will be short duration with few fish participating. Prime Monthly Periods: April 1-3, last half of full moon week; April 13-18, new moon; April 27-May 2, full moon, May 12-18, new moon; May 26-31, full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 6-7 hour charter for $250 for one or two anglers, all gear, artificial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass fishing charter packages available. Call to plan and book your bass fishing experience today. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass fishing guide-trip options, fishing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and fishing philosophy. Personalized custom fishing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass fishing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTO Dave Douglass shows an 8-pound, 14-ounce Istokpoga bass caught on a Medlock Jig in cattails last week. adno=3562016


Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 races, Hinchcliffe is providing the Verizon IndyCar Series with far-reaching and important brand exposure outside the typical motorsports circles. Its obviously really cool to be featured in the new Honda campaign,Ž Hinchcliffe said. Not just for me and for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, but INDYCAR as a whole. Its been a while since weve seen that kind of exposure for INDYCAR, and its great that Honda wanted to do it.Ž A natural in front of a camera, Hinchcliffe has been the star of Honda Canada commercials in his native land. He also made a cameo appearance last year, playing himself on the syndicated show Private Eyes,Ž “lmed in Canada and starring former racer Jason Priestley. Hinchcliffe said he relied on his girlfriend, actress Becky Dalton, for advice when he recorded the American Honda commercials in late 2017 in California. We had a lot of fun “lming the spots and I wanted to make sure I didnt screw it up,Ž Hinchcliffe said, but luckily I had Becky giving me pointers!Ž It was Hinchcliffes light and self-deprecating personality that made him the right man for the job, according to David Yick, marketing manager at American Honda. The commercials began airing March 12 and will run through April 29 on TV, radio and on digital platforms. The Honda Dream Garage Spring Sales event showcases the great deals to be had throughout the Honda lineup,Ž Yick said, set in a garage that also showcases Hondas unique product portfolio, including motorcycles and power equipment. We created this campaign with RPA, our creative agency for the Honda brand, because no one else in the auto industry can speak to such a diverse offering of products. The curator of our incredible Honda Dream Garage spots is none other than Hondapowered INDYCAR driver James Hinchcliffe, who brings not only Hondas authentic racing spirit to the campaign, but a likable personality with a sense of humor that is the perfect match for the creative direction.Ž Its also the direction that INDYCAR is working toward for its drivers, to see them build nationwide recognition outside the motorsports realm. Hondas Dream Garage Spring Sales event demonstrates how our platform can be used to enhance the marketing efforts of all INDYCAR partners,Ž said C.J. ODonnell, chief marketing of“cer for INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This nationwide activation is exactly what must be done to leverage our personalities and brand power to sell product and build an even greater return on investment. These efforts help everyone. In this case, Honda is providing positive exposure for INDYCAR, which furthers our growth and our own brand power. That helps everyone associated with the sport. Working together, we create opportunities that would otherwise not be available. Its a positive, upward spiral and a symbiotic relationship.Ž Hinchcliffe and the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series returns to action next week at the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix on the ISM Raceway 1.022-mile oval. Qualifying airs live at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6 on NBCSN. The live telecast for the 250-lap race starts at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 7.HONDAFROM PAGE 1 SHAWN GRITZMACHER/INDYCAR PHOTOJames Hinchclie poses for a photo with a young fan during an INDYCAR autograph session. JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTOJames Hinchclie dives into Turn 1 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. adno=3563291 Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make this happen, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of us and can determine our health and how long we live. In the workplace, lets partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the publics health in mind. Within our communities, lets start new conversations with our neighbors and be advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and, eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there. Join us in observing NPHW 2018 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week, we will celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system. Join APHAs 1 Billion Steps Challenge at Healthiest Nation 2030Changing Our Future Together April 2-8, 2018 For more information about NPHW, please visit our website at:, or follow us on social mediaAN INITIATIVE OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATIONadno=3564948


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 Bill Gallagher (two doubles) and Ed Engler (two doubles, two triples) each notched “ve hits for Yates. Ron Kilburn (two doubles) added four more. Ron Hanisch homered for the Mariners. Following the games, the players and spouses gathered for the annual cookout, with the league providing meats and soft drinks and players the covered dishes and desserts. Winning manager Darrel Richards from Miller Air accepted the championship trophy, calling his team an amazing group of men,Ž praising their team effort, and adding that the year 2018 will be remembered as Miller Time.Ž The league would like to thank the sponsors, players, fans, umpires, scorekeepers, managers, of“cers, groundskeepers at the HCSC and Allen Moody at the News-Sun for making the 2018 season a success. A special thanks to Jodi Bluml for her excellent work on the league website lpsoftball. com. Please visit the website for information on the upcoming 2019 season.TITLEFROM PAGE 1best attendance figures in tournament history. Local organizers were hoping to set new records next week and had planned concerts following the afternoon weigh-ins to further entertain bass “shing fans. The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC) said in a statement it has been made aware of B.A.S.S.s decision to postpone the Bassmaster Elite Tournament on the Sabine River, based on the safety of the anglers. As a result of this decision the Orange County River Festival will also be canceled,Ž it said. Tad McKee, Chairman of the GOACC Board, stated, This was a hard decision, but we support B.A.S.S.s commitment to the safety of the anglers and participants. We look forward to a rescheduled tournament in the near future.Ž The next Elite tournament is scheduled until the end of April, the Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake, which will take place April 26 to 29 at Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma.BASSFROM PAGE 1 JAMES OVERSTREET PHOTO The Sabine River fans in 2013.NBC to air more INDYCAR events as part of new dealINDYCAR will signi“cantly increase exposure for the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2019 through a media rights package announced today with NBC Sports Group. The multiyear deal will put eight Verizon IndyCar Series races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and its quali“cations, on NBC next year. This is an increase from “ve races on broadcast television this year. The rest of next years Verizon IndyCar Series races will be on NBCSN, which has seen its average viewership of INDYCAR races increase by 78 percent over the past four years. Dates, times and networks for next season will be announced at a later date. In a “rst for INDYCAR, an extensive amount of Verizon IndyCar Series content will be provided through NBC Sports Gold, a leading direct-to-consumer product. Subscribers will be able to choose the content they view and how and when they access it. Either at home or at the track, the service will provide feeds not available on any other platform, including practice and qualifying sessions not televised live. Fans will also be able to watch Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races and programming such as INDYCARs postseason championship celebration, Miller Lite Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and additional ancillary programming. All 2019 INDYCAR races will be streamed live on and the NBC Sports app to authenticated subscribers. This arrangement brings all of INDYCAR to one home, increases our exposure and includes our “rst direct-to-consumer offer for our fans,Ž said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, which owns INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We couldnt be happier to have startto-“nish coverage of INDYCARs season with the NBC Sports Group.Ž The Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 have been aired annually on ABC, the latter since 1965. In that time, both INDYCAR and ABC have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership. ABC has been a fantastic partner, not only for the 500 but for its broad coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series,Ž Miles said. This partnership will continue with the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 in May and together we look forward to the successful year ahead.Ž As part of this new alignment, the Indianapolis 500 will be included in NBC Sports Championship SeasonŽ marketing campaign, which touts numerous high-pro“le championship events presented on NBC Sports platforms from May to July. Other events include horse racings Triple Crown, The PLAYERS, Premier League Championship Sunday, the French Open, the Stanley Cup Final, the Tour de France and The Open Championship. 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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 Getting to know the Florida scrub-jayArchbold field trip takes people to where the birds areVENUS „ Florida scrub-jay populations have declined in the suburbs, and often people cant see the birds that once visited their backyards. With increased development, scrub-jay habitat has become more limited throughout Florida. Scrub-jays have moved from the suburbs into more hospitable places such as Archbold Biological Station, and on Saturday, March 24 people gathered at the station to get an up-close look at them. Reed Bowman, who specializes in avian ecology and endangered species management, led the group into the “eld to teach them about Florida scrub-jays. He has been studying this species for 28 years, but the Florida scrub-jays have been the subject of research at Archbold since 1969. Stephanie Carrera and Meredith Heather, interns at Archbold, assisted with the hike to observe the scrub jays. Every month Bowman takes a group of interns to conduct a census of the scrub jay population. Each bird is banded at 11 days old and a sample of their blood is taken which provides information such as the sex of the bird. During the census, the researchers use peanuts to bring in the birds. Since the birds are banded and their speci“c territory is noted, the researchers become familiar with the birds and their personalities. Researchers noticed that the more brightly colored birds seemed more dominant than the paler birds. Better diets result in more brightly colored feathers and stronger birds. After conducting experiments, researchers con“rmed that the highly social scrub jays do have a hierarchy system, and more brightly colored males are more dominant. There are 120 scrubjay family groups at Archbold, and 80 percent of those are in the northern tract of land owned by Archbold. The average territory size for a family is 25 acres. They prefer the land at Archbold, because it is burned periodically to reduce dense vegetation, with a twoto 12-year period after a “re providing the optimal habitat. When “re is excluded from an area, the resulting thick shrubs and bushes make it dif“cult for the jays to see predators and warn others. Therefore, they choose homes in areas that provide more open spaces. Along with open spaces, scrub-jays also use a sentinel system to protect them from predators. Once a bird has eaten, it will take turns watching for predators and warning the others. Sentinels have specialized calls for aerial predators and terrestrial predators. The group of visitors delighted in learning about the birds while observing them just a few feet away in nearby bushes or along the sandy path. Some attendees used their binoculars to observe them at an even closer range. Although the terrain was rugged, Archbold provided transportation in a truck for those who were unable to hike through the scrub habitat.BY MELISSA MAINCORRESPONDENT Visitors hiked through scrub habitat to learn about Florida scrub-jays. MELISSA MAIN/CORRESPONDENTReed Bowman educated the visitors while they viewed the Florida scrub-jays up close. A group of scrub-jays in the sand at Archbold. Meredith Heather and Stephanie Carrera, Archbold interns, helped Reed Bowman with the Florida scrub-jay eld trip. Join Phillip Statler Every Saturday 12pm 1pm and Sundays 10am 11am YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS147 S. Ridgewood Dr. I Sebring, FL 33870863-382-0037 Investment advisory services offered through Statler Financial Services, Inc. F i i i i l l S S i i I I Call us FOR FREE RISK analysisRequest your free X-Ray ReviewWWTK AM 730 Your X-Ray Review will: Show you if youre exposed to fees or hidden charges. And how to rectify this. Measure the level of risk your portfolio is exposed to. And let you know if its appropriate for you. Show you how diverse your portfolio is. And if necessary how you can improve it.adno=3557954 $3400+ TAX$2700+ TAX Golf SundaysTwilight Golf After 2pm COUPON REQUIRED COUPON REQUIRED SEBRINGS BEST GOLF COURSES5223 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring863-385-4830 GOLF SHOP BLOWOUT SALE!! THE PLAYER ADVANTAGE CARDTAKE 20% OFF All Apparel, Headwear, and Footwear! GREAT DEALS ON GOLF BAGS & CLUBSSale runs through April 8, 2018FREE First Round 25% OFF Public Rate. Receive All Special Promotions offered. 10% OFF in the Golf Shop. Book Twilight Rate 30 min. early.Valid 11/1/17-10/31/18. Must present card at time of check in.$6995Join foradno=3550243 Golf Hammock € 222 Golf Hammock Dr., Sebring(863) 382-2151 Rates6:00am-1:29pm $22inc tax1:30pm-2:44pm $18inc taxAfter 2:45pm $13inc tax9 Holes $18inc taxAPRIL SPECIAL4-Some of Golf With Cart 1 Pitcher of Draft Beer 4 Hot Dogs $88inc taxSummer Membership -Starting May 1, 2018$50+tax € Call Pro Shop For Details adno=3561169


B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 Castroneves back behind INDYCARFull season WeatherTech driver will still race several INDYCAR eventsBIRMINGHAM, Alabama „ He stood next to his race car, bouncing up and down with nervous energy. He only stopped to exchange handshakes and pleasantries with nearly everyone who saw him on pit road. He walked over to Tony Kanaan and had a brief chat. Then it was time to put on his helmet and strap into the No. 3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet. Helio Castroneves was back as a Verizon IndyCar Series driver, if only for the day. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was with Team Penske for an open test at Barber Motorsports Park in March as he prepares to compete in the INDYCAR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 12. Its awesome,Ž said Castroneves, who is racing full time for Team Penskes Prototype program in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this season. Im so thankful to Roger (Penske) for letting me have this test to learn about the new car. The new car is really edgy on entry to the corners, but at the end of day, its faster, which makes it fun. Now Im starting to sort it out and understand the tires but the whole scenario.Ž The one-day test on the 2.3-mile permanent road course was Castroneves “rst chance to drive the 2018 Indy car, which with its new universal aero kit acts very differently from the car he last drove at Sonoma Raceway in September. The rust didnt show as the Brazilian posted the third-fastest lap of the morning session at 1 minute, 8.3155 seconds (121.022 mph). Team Penske dominated the day that was abbreviated by strong winds, cool temperatures and rain in the afternoon. Josef Newgarden, the defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama race winner and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion, was fastest for the day with a lap of 1:07.9793 (121.802 mph) in the No. 1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Will Power was second in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet (1:08.1536, 121.490 mph). All 24 drivers on hand turned laps in the morning. Only Castroneves ran in the light rain in the afternoon for a paltry eight laps. While he loved the return to Barber, the day was bittersweet for the winner of the inaugural race at the track in 2010. The 42-year-old wont be competing in the race on April 27, focusing instead on the INDYCAR Grand Prix and 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in May. Its hard to come here and know that when the team comes back you wont be racing,Ž said Castroneves. I accepted the challenge of this new chapter in my life, but its great to get familiar with the car before the Indy 500. Thats the big one.Ž Power, Castroneves teammate since 2009, welcomed the return of his friend to the team drivers lounge. He has the same sense of humor as me,Ž Power said. He and I always team up and give the other guys trouble. I forgot how much fun it is having Helio in the room. Cant wait for him to be around for the month of May.Ž Seat time is vital for Castroneves, who also participated in a March 27 open test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in preparation for his two-race May schedule. He must become familiar with the lower amount of downforce created by the new car and the effect on how it drives. Its big-time (different),Ž Castroneves said. In some of the corners you feel the rear (of the car) moving around. My “rst impression was, Whoa, this is going to be tough. But as you get comfortable, you start to make changes. I forgot how a small change in an Indy car is a big change on the racetrack. In sports cars, the change isnt so big. Also, the sports car has traction control, which this car doesnt, so you have to take it easy. There are still a few details that I have to work out, but muscle memory kicks in and were getting there.Ž The only incident of signi“cance occurred when rookie Matheus MattŽ Leist went off track in the No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet. Leist was not injured. I was just doing a new tire run and then I got a little bit of grass in Turn 1 when I was about to brake and just lost the rear and hit the (tire) barrier, but Im “ne,Ž Leist said. The next Verizon IndyCar Series race is the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway on Saturday, April 7. It will air live on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, as will the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 27. The INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 12 (3:30 p.m.) and the 102nd Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m.) both air live on ABC and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN JOE SKIBINSKI PHOTOHelio Castroneves crests the hill leading to Turn 5 during the open test at Barber Motorsports Park. adno=3564895


The News Wire Sunday, April 1, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER SPRING BREAK OFFERS FIRST LADY REFUGE FROM AFFAIR HEADLINESSee page 5. AP PHOTOSRelatives and Fateh masked militants carry the body of Hamdan Abu Amsha, 23, during his funeral in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Saturday. Israel will target terror organizationsŽ in Gaza if violence along the territorys border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip „ Israel will target militant groups inside Gaza if violence along the territorys border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned on Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence. Small groups of Palestinians threw stones in several areas near the fence Saturday, drawing Israeli “re that injured 25 people, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Fridays mass marches were largely led by Gazas ruling Hamas group and touted as the launch of a sixweek-long protest campaign against a sti”ing decade-old blockade of the territory. Protests are to culminate in a large border march on May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel founding. The date is mourned by Palestinians as their nakba,Žor catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted in the 1948 Mideast war over Israels creation. Palestinian health of“cials said 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli “re and more than 750 hit by live rounds Friday, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas. It appears unlikely protests will continue at such a scale, with larger turnouts expected after Friday noon prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week. Organizers set up “ve tent encampments, each several hundred meters from the border to serve as launch points for protest. Small crowds approached the fence at several locations Saturday, including east of Gaza City. Some young men broke away, throwing stones at Israeli soldiers on the other side of the fence, drawing live rounds and tear gas. In two separate incidents, an Associated Press reporter saw two men who walked close to the fence get shot in the legs by soldiers. In Fridays confrontations, large crowds had gathered near the fence, Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go onBy FARES AKRAM and ARON HELLERASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES „ President Donald Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of “ve ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who ”ed the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their families four decades ago. In a tweet Trump referred to Brown as Moonbeam,Ž referencing a nickname a newspaper columnist coined for him in the 1970s. Trump then listed the ex-convicts crimes before they were pardoned Friday. They include misdemeanor domestic violence, drug possession, and kidnapping and robbery. Trump wrote: Is this really what the great people of California want?Ž A spokesman for Brown responded to a request for comment with more information about the “ve men but did not directly address Trumps criticism. In a news release about the pardons on Friday, the governors of“ce said that those granted pardons all completed their sentences years ago and the majority were convicted of drug-related or other non-violent crimes.Ž Pardons are not granted unless they are earned,Ž the governors of“ce said. Browns pardons marked the third time the Democrat has intervened on behalf of immigrants who were deported or faced deportation over convictions. Brown has accused the Trump administration of basically going to warŽ with California over immigration policy. Browns pardons dont automatically stop deportation proceedings, but eliminate the convictions on which authorities based their deportation. Trump has been criticized for his own pardon, that of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted last year of a misdemeanor contempt charge for ”outing the courts in carrying out his signature immigration patrols. Trumps pardon spared Arpaio from a possible jail sentence. The 85-year-old longtime lawman announced a run for Senate in January.Trump blasts Gov. Brown immigrant pardonsBy AMANDA LEE MYERS and PAUL ELIASASSOCIATED PRESSBOSTON „ Jonathan Garlands fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood. But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didnt see many who looked like him „ there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures. If you do something simple like Google architects and you go to the images tab, youre primarily going to see white males,Ž said Garland, 35, whos worked at Boston and New York architectural “rms. Thats the image, thats the brand, thats the look of an architect.Ž And thats not uncommon in other lucrative “elds, 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King „ a leader in the “ght for equal-employment opportunities „ was assassinated. An Associated Press analysis of government data has found that black workers are chronically underrepresented compared with whites in high-salary jobs in technology, business, life sciences, and architecture and engineering, among other areas. Instead, many black workers “nd jobs in low-wage, lessprestigious “elds where theyre overrepresented, such as food service or preparation, building maintenance and of“ce work, the AP analysis found. In one of his “nal speeches, King described the Other America,Ž where unemployment and underemployment created a fatigue of despairŽ for AfricanAmericans. Despite economic progress for blacks in areas such as incomes and graduation rates, some experts say many African-Americans remain part of this Other AmericaŽ „ with little hope of attaining top professional jobs, thanks to systemic yet subtle racism. The AP analysis found that a white worker had a far better chance than a black one of holding a job in the 11 categories with the highest median annual salaries, as listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ratio of white-to-black workers is about 10to-1 in management, 8-to-1 in computers and mathematics, 12-to-1 in law, and 7-to-1 in education „ compared with a ratio of 5.5 white workers for every black LONDON „ Hundreds of people lined the streets of the English city of Cambridge on Saturday, breaking into applause as the hearse carrying the remains of famed British scientist Stephen Hawking arrived at the church. Some 500 guests had been invited to the private funeral at St. Mary the Great church for the service honoring Hawking, who died on March 14 at age 76 after capturing popular imagination with his writings about space and time. Actor Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Hawking in the 2014 biographical drama The Theory of Everything,Ž gave a reading from Ecclesiastes during the service. There was also a reading by Astronomer Royal Martin Reese and eulogies by one of Hawkings children and a former student. The bell at Great St. Marys, as the church is known locally, tolled 76 times at the start of the service. A private reception was being held later at Trinity College. The service was of“ciated by the Rev. Cally Hammond, Dean of Cambridge Universitys Gonville and Caius College, where Hawking was a fellow for 52 years. Flags were lowered to AP analysis: Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobsHundreds line streets to honor Stephen HawkingBy BOB SALSBERG and ANGELIKI KASTANISASSOCIATED PRESSBy GREGORY KATZASSOCIATED PRESS HONOR | 4 JOBS | 4 ISRAEL | 4 PARDONS | 4 AP PHOTOArchitect Jonathan Garland poses for a photo on the construction site of a building he helped design in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston on Tuesday. JOE GIDDENS/PA VIA APThe con of Professor Stephen Hawking arrives at University Church of St. Mary the Great as mourners gather to pay their respects, in Cambridge, England, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA shower and t-storm around Mainly clearHIGH 85 LOW 6360% chance of rain 10% chance of rainPartly sunny85 / 6425% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESunny to partly cloudy and pleasant87 / 6425% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny and pleasant85 / 645% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny with a shower in the area85 / 6240% chance of rain FRIDAYTimes of clouds and sun with a shower82 / 6055% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 6 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 330-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE667688848779Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 0.53Ž Normal month to date 3.28Ž Year to date 3.17Ž Normal year to date 7.51Ž Record 2.21Ž (1972) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.48Ž Normal month to date 3.81Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 8.49Ž Record 2.21Ž (1972) High/Low 76/67 Normal High/Low 82/59 Record High 90 (1981) Record Low 40 (1971) High/Low 73/66 High/Low 75/70 Normal High/Low 79/60 Record High 88 (2002) Record Low 44 (1971)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 2.74 2.50 9.45/1991 J un. 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 3.17 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 75 55 pc 76 61 s Bradenton 81 65 t 81 66 pc Clearwater 79 66 t 81 67 s Coral Springs 82 68 t 83 70 pc Daytona Beach 79 62 t 81 64 pc Fort Lauderdale 81 71 t 82 72 pc Fort Myers 84 64 t 86 65 pc Gainesville 82 56 pc 85 61 pc Jacksonville 77 55 pc 82 60 pc Key Largo 79 71 pc 80 72 s Key West 81 71 pc 82 72 s Lakeland 83 62 t 85 65 pc Melbourne 82 65 t 83 67 pc Miami 81 69 t 83 70 s Naples 84 63 t 83 65 sh Ocala 83 58 t 84 61 s Okeechobee 81 61 t 82 63 pc Orlando 83 62 t 86 64 pc Panama City 76 54 pc 76 58 pc Pensacola 77 60 pc 78 65 pc Pompano Beach 80 71 t 82 72 pc St. Augustine 73 59 pc 77 62 s St. Petersburg 83 65 t 83 67 s Sarasota 81 62 t 81 64 pc Tallahassee 82 48 pc 83 54 pc Tampa 82 67 t 83 68 pc Vero Beach 81 64 t 83 65 pc West Palm Beach 80 68 t 82 69 s Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 4:36a 10:44a 4:23p 11:23p Mon. 5:21a 11:06a 4:43p --Today 3:13a 9:00a 3:00p 9:39p Mon. 3:58a 9:22a 3:20p 10:21p Today 2:11a 7:49a 2:02p 8:23p Mon. 3:04a 8:15a 2:24p 9:08p Today 5:08a 11:13a 4:55p 11:52p Mon. 5:53a 11:35a 5:15p --Today 1:28a 7:39a 1:15p 8:18p Mon. 2:13a 8:01a 1:35p 9:00p ESE 4-8 1-2 Light ENE 7-14 1-2 LightFt. Myers 84/64 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 87/61 storms afternoon Sarasota 81/62 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Apr 8 New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Today 9:06 p.m. 8:16 a.m. Monday 10:03 p.m. 8:54 a.m. Today 7:19 a.m. 7:46 p.m. Monday 7:18 a.m. 7:46 p.m. Today 7:03a 12:51a 7:27p 1:15p Mon. 7:54a 1:43a 8:18p 2:06p Tue. 8:47a 2:35a 9:10p 2:59p Monterrey 91/64 Chihuahua 89/55 Los Angeles 70/55 Washington 64/41 New York 58/35 Miami 81/69 Atlanta 77/55 Detroit 43/24 Houston 82/66 Kansas City 32/21 Chicago 37/22 Minneapolis 32/19 El Paso 86/59 Denver 60/36 Billings 43/28 San Francisco 67/53 Seattle 50/35 Toronto 39/24 Montreal 39/24 Winnipeg 27/6 Ottawa 36/21 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 04/1/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 74 50 s 76 50 c Anchorage 42 24 s 38 17 s Atlanta 77 55 s 79 59 pc Baltimore 62 34 c 49 39 c Billings 43 28 pc 32 15 sn Birmingham 79 54 pc 79 61 pc Boise 63 36 pc 46 30 c Boston 55 33 pc 45 34 sn Buffalo 36 27 c 43 33 pc Burlington, VT 42 24 pc 43 29 pc Charleston, WV 51 37 c 57 51 c Charlotte 76 56 pc 80 56 c Chicago 37 22 pc 47 37 pc Cincinnati 50 32 c 52 48 pc Cleveland 39 28 c 46 37 pc Columbia, SC 79 55 s 83 59 pc Columbus, OH 49 29 pc 51 44 pc Concord, NH 52 26 pc 48 27 pc Dallas 80 57 pc 69 61 c Denver 60 36 pc 73 25 pc Des Moines 37 23 pc 43 34 c Detroit 43 24 pc 46 34 pc Duluth 31 10 pc 35 21 sn Fairbanks 35 6 pc 27 7 pc Fargo 25 14 pc 33 11 sn Hartford 56 29 pc 50 32 sn Helena 47 27 pc 35 19 sn Honolulu 82 72 pc 80 72 sh Houston 82 66 pc 83 69 c Indianapolis 43 24 pc 50 44 pc Jackson, MS 79 54 pc 80 62 pc Kansas City 32 21 sn 42 36 c Knoxville 67 53 c 70 57 c Las Vegas 84 60 pc 84 59 s Los Angeles 70 55 pc 67 55 pc Louisville 53 37 r 58 52 pc Memphis 62 47 t 70 64 c Milwaukee 36 23 pc 41 33 pc Minneapolis 32 19 pc 36 28 sn Montgomery 80 52 s 81 59 pc Nashville 62 45 r 67 60 c New Orleans 78 62 pc 82 68 c New York City 58 35 pc 46 37 sn Norfolk, VA 69 52 c 58 44 sh Oklahoma City 44 32 t 60 56 c Omaha 35 23 sn 41 33 c Philadelphia 61 36 pc 47 37 sn Phoenix 91 63 s 88 62 pc Pittsburgh 46 29 pc 49 41 pc Portland, ME 53 29 pc 43 31 s Portland, OR 50 37 r 53 35 pc Providence 59 32 c 46 33 sn Raleigh 73 53 pc 71 50 c Salt Lake City 69 51 s 61 32 c St. Louis 39 27 sn 46 44 r San Antonio 82 68 pc 83 69 c San Diego 67 58 pc 66 58 pc San Francisco 67 53 pc 65 50 s Seattle 50 35 r 53 38 r Washington, DC 64 41 c 51 43 r Amsterdam 47 35 sh 51 48 r Baghdad 82 58 s 84 60 s Beijing 82 54 pc 85 54 s Berlin 39 29 sn 47 36 pc Buenos Aires 76 59 c 76 59 c Cairo 81 59 s 86 61 c Calgary 21 7 c 21 4 pc Cancun 84 72 pc 84 73 pc Dublin 43 38 r 50 43 r Edmonton 21 -1 s 21 -2 s Halifax 46 29 r 42 27 c Kiev 63 40 sh 46 35 sh London 49 42 r 53 48 r Madrid 63 46 pc 67 50 c Mexico City 78 54 s 82 57 pc Montreal 39 24 c 39 27 pc Ottawa 36 21 pc 40 26 pc Paris 52 43 sh 61 49 pc Regina 20 -1 c 16 -4 pc Rio de Janeiro 91 78 c 92 77 c Rome 61 43 pc 61 47 pc St. Johns 39 33 pc 40 23 pc San Juan 83 73 pc 85 75 pc Sydney 85 70 pc 89 68 pc Tokyo 69 57 pc 70 58 s Toronto 39 24 pc 45 30 s Vancouver 48 34 pc 49 37 s Winnipeg 27 6 pc 19 -5 pcHigh ............. 89 at Palm Springs, CALow .......................... -8 at Rugby, ND(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)69The snowiest April ever in New England began on April 1, 1874; 60 inches of snow accumulated in parts of Vermont. 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The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 3 FINANCE Dear Mr. Berko: Could you comment on the changes in tax law that affect alimony payments? As a soon-to-bedivorced 52-year-old man, how do they affect me? I will take a huge hit after we sign our divorce papers, though fortunately, its a friendly divorce after 26 years and three kids. I have taken a powder in the market and need to be more conservative. I have about $60,000 in cash and would like to buy three utilities that have a good record of dividend growth and some appreciation potential. Which utilities would you recommend? „ DT, Erie, Pa. Dear DT: Right now, alimony payments are deductible from the payers gross income and included as a taxable item in the recipients income. But the new tax law changes the playing “eld for alimony, which my dad de“ned as bounty from the mutiny.Ž It seems that alimony wont be a taxable deduction for the payer, nor will it be taxed as income for the payee on a divorce agreement signed after 2018. Alimony recipients after 2018 wont be required to report alimony payments as income. In other words, the money paid to a spouse (with an agreement signed in 2019 or after) will accrue to the payee without tax liability. However, the payer will not get to deduct the alimony payments to the payee. This suggests, according to my certi“ed public accountant, who I suspect works for the IRS, that the treatment of alimony will be similar to that of child support. This change in tax law signi“cantly affects the economics of divorce and affects both parties. Because alimony will not be a deductible tax item, it encourages the payer to negotiate smaller payments. As I said, all divorce and separation agreements signed in 2018 or before still allow for deductions. But for 2019 and after, whammo! It stops as abruptly as a rabbits tail. So yes, if your agreement was signed this year, you can deduct your alimony payments, and your ex-wife will have to pay taxes on the amount she received. But I strongly recommend that you consult a CPA or a lawyer before you rely on this advice. Theres more to it than my brief explanation, and a mistake could force you to move to a condo in North Dakota. Each of the following utilities yields 4.5 percent or better. Each has raised its dividend for at least the past 10 years, and I believe that the dividend increases will continue. Open an account with Charles Schwab or a similar discount broker, with which the acquisition costs will be under $10 for the entire kit and caboodle. Be sure to reinvest the dividends on each stock. This will buy you additional shares each quarter and dramatically improve your total return when youre ready for Social Security. Dominion Energy is a holding company for Virginia Electric and Power Co. and others, with 2.6 million electric customers and 2.3 million gas customers. I like Dominion Energy (D-$68.40), which yields 4.9 percent, has more than doubled revenues since 2003 and has increased its dividend from $1.09 in 2003 to $3.34 today. If you reinvest all the dividends and if the past is prologue, D, which has increased its dividend in each of the past 13 years, will give you a remarkable return. Credit Suisse has an outperformŽ rating on Dominion. I also like Duke Energy (DUK-$76.40), which is a holding company representing 7.4 million electricity consumers in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and South Carolina. Earnings of $4.80 a share this year are impressive, and the $3.56 dividend, which yields 4.5 percent, has been raised yearly since 2007. Value Line thinks DUK could be a $100 stock by 2022. Southern Co. (SO-$44) is a $23 billion-revenue company, and its $2.32 dividend yields a swell 5.2 percent. And SOs dividend has increased annually since 2000. SO provides power to 4.6 million customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. And it also provides gas to 4.5 million customers in New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and Tennessee. Standard & Poors has an outperformŽ rating on SO. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at and Utilities Malcolm Berko Drug companies want Supreme Court to take eye drop disputeWASHINGTON (AP) „ The Supreme Court is being asked to take a case about whether eye drops are too big. Dont roll your eyes. Major players in Americans medicine cabinets are now asking the high court to take the case. On the other side are patients using the companies drops to treat glaucoma and other eye conditions. They say drug companies bottles dispense drops that are too large, leaving wasted medication running down their faces. They say they would pay less for their treatment if the bottles were designed to dispense smaller drops and argue they should be able to sue. Drug companies say the patients argument is based on speculation and a hypothetical bottle. They point out that the size of their drops was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.German minister confident of US trade compromiseBERLIN (AP) „ Germanys economy minister says he is con“dent that Europe and the United States can reach a sensible compromiseŽ by summer to resolve tensions over trade. President Donald Trumps administration has granted the European Union an exemption from punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, but only until May 1. Several European leaders have criticized the little time that leaves for talks. German weekly Der Spiegel on Saturday quoted Economy Minister Peter Altmaier as saying that the EU and U.S. want to act together to counter the overcapacity in the global steel market that originated in China. Altmaier says they are seeking a common position on how to combat dumping prices and the theft of intellectual property. He said: We want to “nd solutions that are compatible with international trade rules.ŽNext Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale to be Aug. 15NEW ORLEANS (AP) „ The federal government will offer 77.3 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 15. An Interior Department statement Friday said the lease sale will include all 14,474 unleased tracts. Theyre in water 3 to 231 miles offshore, and in water from 9 feet to more than 2 miles deep. From 1984 until last year, one sale covered areas off Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and one leased tracts off Texas. Dwindling numbers of bidders prompted consolidation. Shortly before the “rst consolidated sale last August, the government dropped royalty rates for tracts in less than 660 feet of water to 12.5 percent because of low prices and the marginal nature of remaining tracts. The rate is 18.75 percent for other leases.Trump goes after Amazon over postal deliveryWASHINGTON (AP) „ President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer, calling its deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. In tweets Saturday, Trump calls the Amazon deal a post of“ce scam.Ž He writes that the U.S. Post Of“ce will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars.Ž Amazon lives and dies by shipping, and an increase in the rates it pays could certainly do some damage. Amazon sends packages via the post of“ce, FedEx, UPS and other services. But while the Postal Service has lost money for 11 years, package delivery is not the reason. 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Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Easter Sunday, April 1, the 91st day of 2018. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fools Day. Today in history On April 1, 1918 Britains Royal Air Force came into being toward the end of World War I as the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were merged into a single, independent entity. On this date In 1983 tens of thousands of anti-nuclear demonstrators linked arms in a 14-mile human chain spanning three defense installations in rural England, including the Greenham Common U.S. Air Base. In 1984 recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before his 45th birthday. (The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and received probation.) In 1988 the scientific bestseller A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black HolesŽ by British physicist Stephen Hawking was first published in the United Kingdom and the United States by Bantam Books. In 1992 the National Hockey League Players Association went on its first-ever strike, which lasted 10 days. In 2003 American troops entered a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, and rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed on March 23. Todays birthdays Actress Jane Powell is 89. Actor Don Hastings is 84. Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is 79. Actress Ali MacGraw is 79. Rhythm-andblues singer Rudolph Isley is 79. Baseball All-Star Rusty Staub is 74. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 70. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is 68. Rock musician Billy Currie (Ultravox) is 68. Actress Annette OToole is 66. Movie director Barry Sonnenfeld is 65. Singer Susan Boyle is 57. Actor Jose Zuniga is 56. Country singer Woody Lee is 50. Bible verse Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.Ž „ John 14:6. Dont waste time trying something else. Be obedient. Believe only. You will be glad you took Him at His word. In him is life.Ž CINCINNATI „ An Ohio woman has given new meaning to baby on board. WXIX-TV reports Tiffany and Patrick Stone, of Camp Dennison, were headed to an Anderson Township hospital Friday morning not long after Tiffanys water broke for the delivery of their third child. But Ember Ray Stone wasnt willing to wait for a traditional setting to make her world debut. Patrick Stone pulled into a parking lot where Tiffany, while trying not to scare the couples two young children in the back seat, delivered Ember and helped her draw her first breath. The delivery occurred before Patrick Stone could bring the car to a stop. Embers first cries were heard on a 911 call. Mother and daughter are fine with Ember weighing in at 6.5 pounds.ODD NEWS Ohio woman brings baby on board on way to hospitalwith smaller groups of protesters rushing forward, throwing stones and burning tires. Israeli troops responded with live “re and rubber-coated steel pellets, while drones dropped tear gas from above. Soldiers with ri”es were perched on high earthen embankments overlooking the scene. Israels military initially claimed Friday that thousands of Palestinians are rioting in six locations throughout the Gaza Strip, rolling burning tires and hurling stones.Ž Video released by the army did not back such a description. On Saturday, the chief army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said that while thousands of Palestinians approached the border Friday, those engaged in stonethrowing were in the hundreds. Manelis denied soldiers used excessive force, saying those killed by Israeli troops were men between the ages of 18 and 30 who were involved in violence and belonged to militant factions. He alleged Gaza health of“cials exaggerated the number of wounded, and that several dozen at most were injured by live “re, with others suffering from tear gas inhalation or other types of injuries. Manelis said soldiers knew who they were shooting at and how many people were hit by live “re. The Gaza Health Ministry did not provide names and ages of those killed. Four of the 15 dead were members of the Hamas military wing, the group said Saturday. The group said a “fth member who was not on the Health Ministry list was killed near the border, and that Israel has the body. It said another man is also missing in the border area. Gaza Citys Shifa Hospital received 284 injured people Friday, the majority with bullet injuries, said spokesman Ayman Sahbani. He said 70 were under the age of 18 and 11 were women. He said 40 surgeries were performed Friday and that 50 were planned Saturday. These are all from live bullets that broke limbs or caused deep, open wounds with damage to nerves and veins,Ž he said. Among those recovering from surgery was 16-year-old Marwan Yassin who said he had thrown stones with a slingshot at the fence Friday and was shot in both legs. One leg was wrapped in bandages and the other had a cast and metal “xtures. Yassin said he would not return to the border because of the risks. His mother said at his bedside that she would forbid him from participating in future protests. Protest organizers have said mass marches would continue until the day of the nakba,Ž an anniversary with particular resonance in Gaza where the vast majority of 2 million residents are descendants of refugees. The day, May 15, will this year also coincide with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Manelis reiterated Saturday that Israel will not allow a massive breach of the fence into Israeli territory.Ž He said that Hamas and other Gaza militant groups are using protests as a cover for staging attacks. If violence continues, we will not be able to continue limiting our activity to the fence area and will act against these terror organizations in other places too,Ž he said.ISRAELFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli soldiers during a protest near the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Saturday. one in all jobs nationally. The top “ve high-paying “elds have a median income range of $65,000 to $100,000, compared with $36,000 for all occupations nationwide. In Boston „ a hub for technology and innovation, and home to prestigious universities „ white workers outnumber black ones by about 27-to-1 in computerand mathematics-related professions, compared with the overall ratio of 9.5-to-1 for workers in the city. Overall, Bostons ratio of white-to-black workers is wider than that of the nation in six of the top 10 high-income “elds. Boston „ where King had deep ties, earning his doctorate and meeting his wife „ has a history of racial discord. Eight years after Kings assassination, at the height of turbulent school desegregation, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph from an anti-busing rally at City Hall showed a white man attacking a black bystander with an American ”ag. The young victim was Theodore Landsmark. Hes now 71, a lawyer, an architect and director of Northeastern Universitys Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. He said structural discriminationŽ is the overarching cause of disproportionate race representation in highpaying “elds. Landsmark and others say gains are elusive for myriad reasons: Substandard schools in low-income neighborhoods. Whitedominated of“ce cliques. Boardrooms that prefer familiarity to diversity. Discriminatory hiring practices. Companies that claim a lack of quali“ed candidates but have no programs to train minority talent. In Atlanta, Kings hometown, the proportional representation of blackto-white workers is close to even in many “elds. Many reasons are cited. Atlanta has historically black colleges and universities such as Kings alma mater, Morehouse; the “rst black mayor, Maynard Jackson, pressed for policies helping black professionals after his 1973 election; and events like the 1996 Olympics opened doors for entrepreneurs of all races. Atlanta is an exception. For nearly all of the past half-century, black unemployment nationally has hovered at about twice that of whites. President Donald Trump touted on Twitter that Decembers 6.8 percent unemployment rate for blacks was the lowest in 45 years „ a number critics say ignores a greater reality. For example, in an economy that increasingly demands advanced degrees, D epartment of Education data shows that black representation among graduates in science, tech, engineering and mathematics peaked at 9.9 percent in 2010 and has been slowly declining. Today, Garland speaks at high schools and works at the DREAM Collaborative, which focuses on projects in lowincome neighborhoods. I know the barriers exist in other folks minds, and I have to disprove that,Ž he said. I keep myself focused on the issues.ŽJOBSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOTheodore Landsmark, lawyer, architect and director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University poses for a photo in his oce in Boston, Tuesday.half-mast in many parts of Cambridge to pay tribute to Hawking. Hawking, who suffered from motor neurone disease, was known for his groundbreaking research into black holes and other phenomena. He persevered for decades, writing ground-breaking work even as he gradually lost control of his muscles. He was also a best-selling author and pop culture “gure known for, among other things, his appearance on The SimpsonsŽ television show. Hawking will be cremated at a later date and his ashes are to be interred at Londons Westminster Abbey near the remains of fellow scientist Isaac Newton.HONORFROM PAGE 1 JOE GIDDENS/ PA VIA APAbove: The hearse containing Professor Stephen Hawking arrives at University Church of St. Mary the Great as mourners gather to pay their respects, in Cambridge, England, Saturday. Those pardoned Friday by Brown included Sokha Chhan and Phann Pheach, who face deportation to Cambodia, a country ruled in the 1970s by the genocidal Khmer Rouge. Chhan was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in 2002 and served about a year in jail. Pheach was convicted of possessing drugs and obstructing a police of“cer in 2005 and served six months in jail. His wife said he is in federal custody. Also pardoned was Daniel Maher, who served “ve years in prison stemming from the 1994 armed robbery of a San Jose auto parts store. He was convicted of kidnapping, robbery and being a felon in possession of a “rearm in the case. Maher is facing deportation to China, where he has never lived. Maher is from Macau, which became part of China after his family immigrated to California when he was 3. Also pardoned while facing deportation were Daniel Mena and Francisco Acevedo Alaniz. Mena served three years of probation after being convicted of possessing illegal drugs in 2003. Alaniz served “ve months in prison for a 1997 car theft conviction. The governor is a former Jesuit seminarian and traditionally issues pardons close to major Christian holidays. Easter falls on Sunday. Californias longest-serving governor has now issued 1,519 pardons, including 404 during his “rst two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983.PARDONSFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this April 23, 1965 le photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., under umbrella at left, addresses civil rights marchers on Boston Common after a march from the Roxbury section of the city to protest segregation in schools, unequal employment and housing concerns.


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 5 NATION CZARSAIDYESAPRIORI POSEDARMHOLEROUNDER ROSIEMISSUSAALLUDES MEGATSDEFGOES ENROUTETOAPODEGAS BANMONAMIKRONARIP ALONEGRANNIESCAMERA BINGIHEARTISEEIT ACTORSPLAYSPEDUNCLE REVBURRITODOLTUEYS MINIONSMONKEYS DOPEKPMGFINESSETBA ENHANCEDFACTSTHUMBS LEANTOARENDTRIGA EARTHSTEAGREENANNUM TCMTREATOLDESTUNI ETATSESLEPLURIBUS RUDETWAFRENZY GEMINISAIRFLOWSWEAR ITSONMELINEARATERRY TANSIESKUSHNERDONEANSWERS to crosswordWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. „ Spring break couldnt have come at a better time for Melania Trump. With fresh details spilling into the headlines daily about how Donald Trump allegedly cheated on her early in their marriage, the former model escaped the intense glare by spending the past week at the familys estate in Palm Beach, Florida, with their 12-year-old son, Barron. But even then, there was no perfect refuge from the attention to recent legal activity related to the presidents past conduct with women. On Mrs. Trumps “rst full day away, when the president also was at their Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump had dinner not with her but with attorney Michael Cohen „ who paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep her from going public with her story of a 2006 tryst with Trump. The Trumps did dine together on Thursday night after the president returned to Florida, with boxing promoter Don King stopping by to chat. Some say the “rst lady should exit her 13-year union with Trump, much like Hillary Clinton was urged to do after President Bill Clintons affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky became public in the late 1990s. Melania should do for this generation of girls what Hillary Clinton did not do for mine and leave her jerk of a husband,Ž conservative commentator S.E. Cupp wrote in an opinion piece that recently was splashed across the front page of the New York Daily News „ one of Trumps hometown newspapers „ with the headline Dump Trump!Ž Trump himself recently joked about the possibility of his wife leaving him. She was seated at the head table at a Washington dinner last month where the president, in a speech that traditionally pokes at friends and adversaries, addressed the heavy staff churn at the White House. Now the question everyone keeps asking is, Whos going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?Ž he said, referring to policy adviser Stephen Miller. That is terrible honey, but you love me, right?Ž A Marist-McClatchy Poll in February found the public divided on the issue. Forty-three percent said the “rst lady should stay married, 34 percent said she should leave her husband and 23 percent werent sure what she should do. Through it all, Mrs. Trump has kept a steely silence on claims by Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal that they had sexual relationships with Tr ump that began in 2006 just after the future “rst lady gave birth. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, responded to questions about Daniels and McDougal by saying the “rst lady is focused on being a momŽ and spent the break working on future projects, including Mondays annual White House Easter Egg Roll and the coming state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Mrs. Trump kept up an everythings-normal Twitter feed during the week, posting about her recent participation in the State Departments courage awards, a White House discussion she had convened on cyberbullying, an upcoming opioids exhibit near the White House, White House garden tours and her surprise visit to a Florida hospital Thursday to deliver Easter baskets to young patients. She is silent now on her husbands dealings with other women, but has traversed this awkward terrain before. People think and talk about me like, Oh Melania, Oh poor Melania,Ž she told CNN in a 2016 interview. Dont feel sorry for me. I can handle everything.Ž She gave that interview after Trump was heard on a decade-old audiotape describing how he had grabbed women by their genitals and kissed them without permission. Trump at the time also faced accusations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women. He has called the womens charges false, and said he was engaging in locker-room talkŽ on the tape. Some fault Mrs. Trump for making the politically freighted choiceŽ of going ahead with what the White House said is her traditional spring break getaway. Iowa State University history professor Stacy Cordery said most people will forgive an erring man when his wife stands by him. But we dont see any evidence of her standing by him in that way. Even though shes an extremely private person, she could still appear at his side, but shes choosing not to,Ž added Cordery, a “rst lady scholar. The allegations dont appear to have hurt Trump politically. The White House often notes that Trump was elected even though voters knew about sexual misconduct allegations against him. Trumps approval rating, meanwhile, is up 7 points since last month to 42 percent, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Friends say the “rst lady, who met Trump while his divorce from his second wife was being “nalized, can handle whats coming at her. The “rst lady is very strong. Shes, unfortunately, used to attacks of fake news,Ž said Paolo Zampolli, her friend and former modeling agent.Spring break offers first lady refuge from affair headlinesBy DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla con“rmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, despite several warnings from the vehicle. Tesla Inc. tells drivers that its Autopilot system, which can keep speed, change lanes and self-park, requires drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel in order to take control of the vehicle to avoid accidents. Tesla said its vehicle logs show the driver took no action to stop the Model X SUV from crashing into a concrete lane divider. Photographs of the SUV show that the front of the vehicle was demolished; its hood was ripped off; and its front wheels were scattered on the freeway. The vehicle also caught “re, though Tesla said no one was in the vehicle when that happened. The company said the crash was made worse by a missing or damaged safety shield on the end of the freeway barrier that is supposed to reduce the impact into the concrete lane divider. The crash happened in Mountain View, in Californias Silicon Valley. The driver was Walter Huang, 38, a software engineer for Apple. None of this changes how devastating an event like this is or how much we feel for our customers family and friends,Ž Tesla said on its website late Friday. Earlier this month, a self-driving Volvo SUV being tested by ridehailing service Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Tesla Inc. defended its Autopilot feature, saying that while it doesnt prevent all accidents, it makes them less likely to occur than vehicles without it. Federal investigators are looking into last weeks crash, as well a separate crash in January of a Tesla Model S that may have been operating under the Autopilot system.Tesla says vehicle in deadly crash was on AutopilotASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 23, le photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. Kentucky governor wins initial round in social media fightLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) „ Kentuckys governor has won an initial round in his court “ght with a civil-liberties group thats suing him for blocking people from his Facebook and Twitter accounts. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove denied plaintiffs request for a preliminary injunction to prev ent the Republican from blocking anyone from his social media accounts. The judge ruled Friday that allowing access to anyone could shut down the accounts by ”ooding them with internet spam. He said Bevin isnt suppressing speech, but culling his accounts to present a public image that he desires.Ž Bevins attorneys say he welcomes positive and negative comments that stick to his chosen topics and are not obscene or abusive. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says it will continue “ghting what it sees as a free-speech violation.Trumps former home with Ivana listed for $45 millionGREENWICH, Conn. (AP) „ A property once owned by President Donald Trump and Ivana Trump is back on the market for $45 million. The Wall Street Journal reports the Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion shared by the now president and his then-wife is relisted. Owners Robert and Suzanne Steinberg have been trying to sell the 20,000-square-foot house for years. The home is listed as having eight bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and eight “replaces. It also features a putting green, swimming pool and dock leading to the Long Island Sound. Coldwell Banker says the Depression-era home was purchased by Donald and Ivana Trump in the early 1980s for $4 million. The couple divorced in 1992. Ivana Trump sold it to the Steinbergs for $15 million in 1998.Police: 11-year-old driver killed when truck hits treeCULLEN, La. (AP) „ Louisiana State Police say an 11-year-old has died after the speeding pickup truck he was driving hit a tree. Trooper Glenn Younger says in a news release that Clark James Davis was the only person in the 1993 Ford Ranger when it went off Louisiana Highway 802 about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in Webster Parish. The release says the boy was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the truck. It did not say why the boy was driving alone at night. Younger says the boy was from Webster Parish but did not give his home town. The crash occurred about 5 miles south of the Arkansas state line. He says investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash.School wont be renamed after alum who donated $25 millionABINGTON, Pa. (AP) „ A Philadelphia-area high school wont be renamed after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation after all. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Superintendent Amy Sichel of the Abington School District said in a letter Saturday that the district had re versed its plan to name Montgomery Countys Abington Senior High School after Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman. Sichel said most of the community wasnt opposed to the name change, but representatives of the donor agreed that nothing should detract from the gifts mission to improve the school. She said the donors representatives agree that the schools name should remain as is.Ž The Blackstone Group is a global private equity “rm based in New York. Schwarzman starred in track at Abington and won the student council presidency.Man whose estate got $1.5M settlement faced federal scrutinyCHICAGO (AP) „ A man whose family was paid $1.5 million by the city of Chicago after he died in police custody was under federal investigation at the time. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin Cook was a member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang. Records show he was one of three unindicted co-conspirators named in a racketeering indictment. That case allegedly ties 11 gang members to six slayings, along with several robberies, batteries and drug-related offenses. Its set for trial next year. The 29-year-old Cook died in 2014 after police allegedly refused to give him his inhaler as he suffered an asthma attack after being arrested. His estate sued the city and three of“cers. City of“cials authorized the settlement in 2016.Funeral held for NYC firefighter who died in IraqNEW YORK (AP) „ A funeral is being held on Long Island for an Air Force master sergeant and New York City “re“ghter who had faced bloodshed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and hurricanes in Texas and the Caribbean. Christopher Raguso always came home to Long Island, alive „ except this last time. On Saturday, his ”agdraped casket arrived atop a “re engine at a Roman Catholic church in the Suffolk County hamlet of Kings Park. The 39-year-old lieutenant in the New York Fire Department was also a volunteer “re“ghter in nearby Commack, where he lived with his wife and two daughters. He was killed on March 15 in a military helicopter crash in Iraq that took the lives of seven National Guard members including that of another FDNY “re“ghter, Capt. Christopher TrippŽ Zanetis.Tennessee pastor accused of molesting several childrenNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) „ A longtime pastor has been returned to Tennessee to face charges that he molested several children during his time leading a Nashville congregation. Media reports say Matthew Dennis Patterson was arrested March 8 by Nashville police in Pennsylvania, where he moved after leaving the Tennessee church last September. Patterson was extradited to Nashville on Friday. He served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church. After his resignation, authorities say church members went to police with complaints about his requests to engage in strange activitiesŽ with children. According to a police statement, children told adult church members that Patterson had asked them to sit on his face and stomach, sometimes in their underwear. Patterson has been indicted on eight counts of aggravated sexual battery. Police say each count is linked to a different child.Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probeCLEVELAND (AP) „ The federal government wants to seize $3.5 million in assets from the owner of two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers alleging he conducted an extensive Medicaid fraud billing scheme from 2015 to 2017. The U.S. Attorneys Of“ce in Cleveland “led a forfeiture complaint last week against 38-year-old Ryan Sheridan. No charges have been “led against Sheridan. His attorney didnt return messages seeking comment. U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman says theres an ongoing investigation into fraud and money laundering at Sheridans Braking Point Recovery Services centers in suburban Youngstown and suburban Columbus. They centers were shut down in October 2017 during raids by federal and state investigators. A complaint says Braking Point received $31 million in Medicaid reimbursements from 135,000 claims between 2015 and 2017. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


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The Florida TimesUnion reports that the wreck appeared late Tuesday on a St. Johns County beach. The state has given the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum permission to move the wreckage away from waves that have been battering it. But that has proven to be a dif“cult job. Two pieces of heavy equipment arrived at the site Thursday to try to lift the wreck, but they each got stuck in the thick sand themselves. A museum crew has driven stakes into the sand around the 48-foot partial hull and lashed down the wreckage to try to keep the ocean from dragging it back, said spokeswoman Tonya Creamer. Creamer said the wreck is owned by the state since it washed up on state property at the Guano Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Museum of“cials said the ship likely dates to the early 1800s. Crews from the lighthouse and maritime museum have been documenting the wreck with photos and videos, from which they can create a 3D model of what it looked like. Meanwhile, people have knocked off wooden pegs that the ships builders used to join one plank to another, and some have taken pieces of broken timber. Julia Turner reported the wreck to police Wednesday morning. Since then, a steady stream of onlookers have been crossing the oceanfront property Turners parents rented in South Ponte Vedra Beach as a vacation home. Turner said her husband confronted a man approaching the wreck with a power saw. My husband was like, Dude! Its probably an 18th-, 19th-century ship, there are archaeologists on the way. You cant touch it,Ž said Turner, who lives in Vilano Beach.Preservationists race to save shipwreck on beachASSOCIATED PRESS Renovations cover up reminder of Snooty the manatees deathBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida museum has covered an aquarium hatch that contributed to the death last year of the oldest manatee in captivity. Snooty died July 23 after the hatch came off the entry to a narrow passageway leading out of his tank at South Florida Museums Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Aquarium. The 69-year-old manatee became stuck in the passageway and drowned. In a Herald-Tribune report museum spokeswoman Jessica Schubick said of“cials hoped that covering the panel would provide closure for some guests who found it to be a sad reminder of Snootys death. Schubick said the aquariums interior was sanded and repainted, among other renovations in the manatee rehabilitation facility. Two manatees that were in the tank with Snooty last summer were moved to SeaWorld in Orlando during the renovations.More lawsuits filed after pedestrian bridge collapseMIAMI (AP) „ More lawsuits have been “led in the aftermath of a pedestrian bridge collapse near a Florida university campus. The Miami Herald reports that a 19-year-old who was a passenger in an SUV crushed by a slab of concrete “led a lawsuit Thursday against several companies involved in the bridges construction near Florida International University. The teen, Richard Humble, was riding in an SUV driven by FIU student Alexa Duran. He managed to escape but she did not survive. Durans family “led a wrongful death lawsuit Friday. Their attorney, Alan Goldfarb, said the companies involved in the bridge project didnt thoroughly think it through.Ž The collapse March 15 killed six people. A handful of lawsuits have been “led by victims families and injured survivors.Man gets 30 years for fatal stabbingTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing another man. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 63-year-old Thomas Bullock was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to seconddegree murder. Authorities say Bullock and Joseph Burrelli were watching football at another mans apartment in December when they began to get rowdy and were asked to leave. Neighbors later heard a commotion at Bullocks apartment and then saw him covered in blood. Police responded following a 911 call and found Burrelli lying in a pool of blood.Man faces life sentence for shooting taxi driverLABELLE, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida man faces a possible life sentence for fatally shooting a taxi cab driver. A Hendry County State Attorneys Of“ce news release says 48-yearold Joe McCray was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter with a “rearm and robbery with a “rearm causing death. His sentencing is scheduled for May 4. Prosecutors say two women hired 52-year-old Mohammed Ansari to drive them from the Miccosukee Indian Reservation near Miami to Okeechobee, about 140 miles to the north, in September 2015. The women didnt have $600 to pay the cab fare and had the driver stop in Clewiston, about two-thirds of the way to their intended destination, to meet up with McCray. Authorities say McCray shot Ansari in the leg and took $16. Ansari was found alive but died a short time later from his injuries.2 dogs killed in house fire, 3 people escaped safeCLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) „ Of“cials say two dogs have been killed in a Florida house “re that three people escaped from without injuries. Clearwater Fire and Rescue tells the Tampa Bay Times the home has extensive damage and the three residents will not able to return it. The department says “re“ghters were called out to the blaze Thursday night. One “re“ghter was treated and released from a hospital for minor injuries.Virginia murder suspect lived under false name PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) „ A man wanted in connection with a 2015 Virginia shooting death has been arrested in Florida, where authorities say he was living under a false name for at least two years. News outlets report that Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Leuer wrote in a release that 54-year-old Darryl Faine was arrested during a traf“c stop in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday. Acquaintances in the area had identi“ed the man they knew as Carl JonesŽ from a photograph of Faine. Hes charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Monique Landis in December 2015 in Portsmouth. According to the release, Faine had worked under-the-table jobs while bouncing between different residences in Jacksonville. Hes being held in the Duval County Jail as he awaits extradition. Its unclear whether he has a lawyer. STATE NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 7 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1955, when the United Business Services company, run by two Kansas City, Missouri, brothers, offered tax preparation services to its clients. Revenue more than tripled in a year. I started offering my services in cities where the IRS was discontinuing free tax prep services and soon adopted the franchising model. My services became more computerized in the 1980s, especially after I bought CompuServe. Now based in all 50 states and with about 12,000 offices and 70,000 tax pros worldwide, Ive prepared more than 720 million tax returns. I offer tax-prep software, too. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. gross profit by revenue. Dividing $10.6 billion by $22.8 billion yields a gross margin of 0.46, or 46 percent. Its often illuminating to compare the results with peers. For example, gross margin is 58 percent for Wendys and 60 percent at Starbucks. Next, the remaining costs involved in operating the business, such as support staff salaries, utility bills and advertising expenses, are subtracted, leaving the operating profit. McDonalds operating profit is $9.6 billion. Dividing this by revenue yields an operating margin of about 42 percent. Crunching older numbers reveals that McDonalds operating margin is up from 28 percent two years earlier, reflecting great improvement. (Both Wendys and Starbucks sport operating margins of 18 percent.) Finally, after items such as taxes and interest payments are accounted for, we arrive at net income, near the bottom of the statement. McDonalds is $5.2 billion. Dividing that by revenue yields a hefty net profit margin of 23 percent. This number reflects how many pennies from every dollar of sales McDonalds keeps as profit. (Wendys net margin is 16 percent, and Starbuckss is 13 percent.) When it comes to profit margins, McDonalds is strong.The Motley Fool TakeMore Than a Phone CompanyThe days of seeing Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) as just a phone company are long gone. Its now a telecom giant with the biggest network of wireless customers, and its expanding its fiber-optic network and television services to increase value for customers. Increasing competition in the U.S. wireless game has taken a toll on market leader Verizon, however, shrinking its stock price. But that offers an opportunity for value investors. While many Verizon subscribers jumped ship in early 2017 in favor of rivals unlimited plans, Verizon reversed that trend by finally launching its own unlimited deal, which helped it add 1.2 million net customers in the fourth quarter. The super-fast wireless 5G network that Verizon is building out right now will drive the next phase of its growth, allowing consumers to connect home wireless devices to Verizons network, enabling self-driving cars, and perhaps even making virtual reality a mobile platform. Verizon also started its Oath media business, including the assets of internet acquisitions AOL and Yahoo. Offering both connectivity and content could prove to be a winning combination for Verizon as it looks for revenue streams beyond wireless. Telecommunications isnt a highgrowth business, but its a valuable and profitable one to be in for the long term. Verizons dividend recently yielded about 5 percent. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Verizon.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentHolding On, HopefullySo far the dumbest investing move Ive made has been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Israels largest drug manufacturer and a specialist in generic drugs, right before its recent freefall. (I lost around 50 percent of my $10,000 investment.) Despite this, I decided to dig in and hold on. I still think it will eventually rebound, at least to more than I paid for it. Im hoping the market overreacted, its new management will be effective and it will get some new medications approved. „ M.L., online The Fool Responds: Teva has certainly been struggling recently, but plenty of investors remain hopeful about its future, some because they believe that generic drugs will be taking market share from non-generics in the coming years. You shouldnt be invested in the company, though, if you dont believe in its future „ and especially if there are other stocks that you believe will perform better from this point on. Dont think about holding on just to gain back your losses. You can always do that via stocks in which you have more confidence. Teva is still facing challenges, such as a heavy debt load due to acquisitions. It has also eliminated its dividend. On the other hand, its still generating a lot of cash and has cut costs significantly, in part by shrinking its workforce. One interesting development is that Warren Buffetts company has recently been buying shares of Teva. Low Price, High DividendQI found a stock thats priced at less than $1 per share, but it pays out more than $1 per share in dividends. Good buy? Bad idea? „ E.P., Sacramento, CaliforniaABad idea. Stocks trading for less than about $5 per share are penny stocks, which tend to be volatile and risky.With dividend payers, you want them to be generating more in earnings per share than theyre paying out in dividends so that their payouts are sustainable and unlikely to be reduced or eliminated. Hefty dividends are great, but a company needs to be strong enough to sustain them.***QA stock I own nearly tripled in value before pulling back, leaving me with a double. Should I have sold it when I could have reaped that big gain and rebought it when the price dropped? Or am I right to just wait, hoping to gain more in the long run? „ O.M., onlineAIf you knew that it had temporarily peaked and was about to fall, then selling would have been a good move. But you cant know precisely what a stock is going to do. When you buy a stock, you should have an idea of the degree to which its undervalued. Ideally, youll have estimated its intrinsic value. If the stock surges well beyond that value, then sell, because its reasonably likely to fall from that point. If a stock keeps rising within reason, though, and the company remains healthy and growing, then over time its intrinsic value will rise, too „ and you can do well by just hanging on for the long term. Measures such as P/E (price-toearnings) ratios can give you a rough idea of valuation.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolUnderstanding Profit MarginsFor best results when evaluating, investing in and following stocks, you should know your way around the income statement (sometimes called the statement of operations), which summarizes sales and profits over a period of time, such as three months or a year. Consider McDonalds income statement for 2017. At the top, youll find net revenue (sometimes called sales). For McDonalds, its $22.8 billion. As you work your way down the income statement, various costs will be subtracted from revenue, leaving different levels of profit. The item youll find just under revenue is cost of goods soldŽ (sometimes abbreviated as COGS or called cost of revenue), representing the cost of producing products or services sold. For McDonalds, its $12.2 billion. Subtract the COGS from revenues, and youll get a gross profit of $10.6 billion. To find the gross margin, which reflects the costs of production relative to revenue, simply divide the 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/29 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI trace my roots back to 1972, when a guy founded me as a mail-order business to sell small telescopes. Over time, I offered more and more products for amateur astronomers. Im known for innovation, such as my telescopes that feature auto-guiding systems to easily align on objects of interest. Today, based in Irvine, California, Im the worlds leading designer and maker of telescopes, and I offer many binoculars and optical accessories, too. In 2013 I merged with Sunny Optics, a subsidiary of a Chinese company. My brands include Coronado, SolarMax, LightBridge, LightSwitch, Wilderness and Astro. Who am I? (Answer: Meade Instruments)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. 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FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 5FOLLOW THE SUNBY FINN VIGELAND / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Government policy chief5 Assented12 Not empirical19 Not natural-looking21 Sometimes hard-tofind shirt opening22 Drunkard23 Onetime co-host of The View,Ž informally24 Contest once hosted by Bob Barker25 Makes reference (to)26 Catastrophic event that can be caused by a gigantic earthquake28 Fer sherŽ29 Folds, as a business30 Headed for34 Abbr. on mil. mail36 French painter of ballerinas40 Injunction42 How Hercule Poirot likes to address Hastings43 Money in Malm45 Headstone inits.46 Stag48 Ones in rocking chairs, stereotypically50 Smartphone feature53 Cherry variety54 Start to many bumper stickers55 Response to pointing out a resemblance between two people56 Hollywood labor groups59 See 71-Down60 Plant stalk62 Crank (up)63 Chipotle choice65 Nitwit66 180s67 2015 hit spinoff of Despicable MeŽ68 How someone in awe might describe himself70 Pretty cool, in slang73 One of the Big Four accounting firms74 Deft touch75 Place-holder letters78 Better now80 Trivia fodder81 All ____83 Rough shelter84 Hannah who coined the phrase the banality of evilŽ86 Largest city in the Baltics87 Planets like ours, in sci-fi88 Hue lighter than lime91 Per ____ (yearly)92 Vintage-film channel93 Goody95 Like St. Augustine, among all U.S. cities97 College, to a Brit98 Amrique101 Immigrants class, for short102 Only words on the front of the Great Seal of the United States10 4Really fresh106 Its hub at J.F.K. was designed by Eero Saarinen108 Hubbub110 Artistic, chatty sorts, its said113 Draft117 Testify119 I got the checkŽ120 Ancient, undeciphered writing system121 Towel fabric122 Relatives of asters123 Tony who won a Tony for Angels in AmericaŽ124 Its a deal!Ž DOWN1 E.M.T.s training2 Speed along3 Print ad come-on4 Sit on the throne5 International conglomerate whose name means three starsŽ6 Cable-news host Melber7 Gchats, e.g.8 Some A.L. players9 Response to a surprising claim10 Thats something ____!Ž11 Voyager12 Medieval Spanish kingdom13 Sport last played in the Olympics in 193614 Was awesome15 Occupied16 Funny17 Riddle-me-____18 Qtrly. check recipient, maybe20 Stars above!Ž27 ____ soon?Ž31 Smear32 Writing in a window?33 Paranoid sorts, in slang35 Pushes back37 Mamma Mia!Ž setting38 In a light manner39 Outbreaks40 Anthropomorphic king of Celesteville41 Still ____Ž (Julianne Moore film)43 Rios, e.g.44 Decisive assessment47 Intl. 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE-FRUIT FUN by Myles Mellor 1. MLJ KDPLB MUKRMU ERP WCDPLVAS WJJM ZJQ. R YUYUADM PRVQ BUDZJ ERMYLVAS MLJ PRCRQ QZJPPVAS!Ž 2. OSHRKRYXE WXMLR QSSI IFURML GXHJRIHS OYXAHS AXE WFZSE ASKFXES JVSU JFQS XI EY GXEVZYYG! 3. KEVY ZEV PGDZV RQWUFRV RVNQY KUYZJ U EGO EV XVJZDRS JUSJ ODWV NV U FDO JPGVVXV!Ž 4. FBQBQBX BTM QMIMT IMTA SPQMSA BX OZMA VSNQY OPYMOZMT. OZMA ZBQY PEO NQ FEQVZMX. 1. The mushy tomato was blushing beet red. A coconut said Youre watching the salad dressing!Ž 2. Delicious fungi keep paying multiple double bus fares because they take up so mushroom! 3. When the quite lovable lemon wants a hug he zestily says Give me a big squeeze!Ž 4. Bananas are never very lonely as they cling together. They hang out in bunches. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). To go to the next level, youre going to need an insider secret or two. So how does an outsider get insider secrets? By becoming an insider, of course. Your genuine interest in others will be the key that unlocks this door. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Its not always like this, but for today its better to ask whyŽ instead of what.Ž The answer will give you much-needed insight into the motivation of others and the inner workings of things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youre well aware of how much looks matter to the presentation of your work, your ideas and yourself. Youll put on the polish, and it will pay you over many times. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can be as good, correct, well-mannered and amenable as they come, but if you deny your own need for pleasure, self-expression and ego gratication, it will eventually demand its day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Evidence suggests that human ancestors were walking upright 6 million years ago, though there is some scientic debate as to why. Today youll do something just to become a bit taller,Ž and it will stick. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Share a few details about yourself. It will get the conversation going, and youll nd out pretty quickly whose interests are likely to connect with your own. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People need people. Speaking of which, youll need a little more loving care than usual today, and your nearest and dearest are in the mood to provide it, too, if only you let them know how y oure reall y feelin g SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youve taken on much bigger challenges than this. The only dierence is that you knew what you were getting into back there and this one is pretty much sprung on you. No matter. You can handle it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The compassion wells up in you when youre around those who need it. The seemingly (and usually) self-sucient will be the ones who need your love the most. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As luck is on your side today, a rather arbitrary action could set o a most fortuitous string of events. You could say that its past karma swinging back around, but really, its just your turn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While theres growth in discomfort, theres also discomfort in discomfort. When you expect this (and expect the worst about it), youll be in a good position to push past minor impediments and develop in your desired direction. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The old habits have served you well, but its time for something new. Its not too late to take up a new interest; in fact, your timing has never been better. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 1). Though context is important, its the out-of-context and o-the-wall things you do that jolt your life into a fascinating place. Not overly concerned with the opinions of others, youll make remarkable progress on the passions dearest to you. Theres a windfall in July. A key relationship gives you new goals and purposes. Taurus and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 8, 10, 3 and 45.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, April 1, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Is there a polite way to refuse giving store clerks personal information? It seems like every time I shop, the clerks demand email, phone number, even birthdate, and they get testy when I say I just want to complete my purchase. I nd it so intrusive that Im tempted to leave the items on the counter and walk out. On a similar note, how can I politely tell my doctor or dentist that I prefer not to be treated by anyone with cold symptoms? A few days ago, I was at the dentist and the hygienist had a cold. I didnt want to be a complainer, so I didnt say anything because I couldnt nd the right words, but I should have. Frankly, I was oored that she hadnt been sent home. Please advise. „ BARBARA IN KENTUCKY DEAR BARBARA: You are under no obligation to give your private information when making a purchase because, too often, the information winds up on a mailing list that can be sold, and often is. The polite way to refuse is to simply say, I would prefer not to share that information.Ž I found your question regarding dental hygienists to be of particular interest because in the dental oce I use, the hygienist wears gloves and sometimes a face guard to prevent HER from catching something from her patients. Of course, her hands are thoroughly scrubbed before she even picks up an instrument, so the danger of her giving me anything besides a thorough cleaning is practically nil. Because you are concerned about catching colds, tell your dentist you would prefer to reschedule your appointment if you will be in close contact with anyone in the oce who is sick „ and repeat that to his/her receptionist. DEAR ABBY: At an amusement park recently, I was unable to win the woman Im dating the oversized stued girae she desired. I tried valiantly, but winning wasnt in the cards for me. She forgave me, but Im afraid she harbors more resentment than she let on. Since then her behavior has been peculiar. She emails me pictures of giraes, stretches her neck to frightening lengths, and got a girae tattoo that extends from her wrist to her shoulder. I know the ability to win a stued animal for a lover is a potent measure of a mans worth. My failure has left my masculinity sagging. Is there anything I can do to rearm my manhood and salvage my relationship? Or should I troll the avenues of Manhattan in search of a lady whose faith I have not shattered? „ PRIZELESS IN NEW YORK DEAR PRIZELESS: Do not troll the avenues hunting for a woman you wont disillusion. New York has several zoos; if you take your girlfriend to visit a real, live girae, it may raise your standing. Im often asked if I can spot a fake letter. So Im taking the opportunity to wish both of you a happy April Fools Day! Your tale of woe is about as tall as the girae you didnt win for your beloved. TO MY READERS: A very Happy Easter to you all! „ LOVE, ABBYDear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite RecipesŽ and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Take action right away if you see signs of fuzzy black or green patches of mildew growing on the exterior of your home. Heres what to do: 1.Place plastic drop cloths over owerbeds or shrubbery to protect them from the cleaning mixture. Take fabric cushions o furniture if they are near the area. 2.Use a broom to brush o dirt or debris before you start to remove the mildew. 3.Mix 1 quart of household bleach to each gallon of water mixed with a non-ammonia detergent. Apply to the mildew on the aected areas and allow it to set for 20 to 30 minutes. Then wipe clean. 4.Let the area dry thoroughly. Repaint if needed. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: Hairbrushes get dirty so quickly. Whats the best way to clean them? „ Sheila from New York Dear Sheila: The bristles collect skin debris and lots of hair. They should be cleaned often. Take these steps: First, pull out all the hair stuck in the bristles. Mix together half white household vinegar with half water. Soak for an hour or so and then rinse completely. (Do not soak a wooden brush.) Shake o the water and air dry. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Yes, there are male and female eggplants, and they are dierent. How can you tell? When at the supermarket, pick up an eggplant and look at the large end. Male eggplants have a rounder base, while female eggplants are indented. Male eggplants have fewer seeds, but female eggplants are heavier, a good thing. Whichever you select, use within one to two days of buying because theyre so perishable. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: A member of my family (who shall remain nameless) has stinky feet that are not caused by a medical condition. What can we do to deal with this smelly situation? „ Ellen from New Jersey Dear Ellen: Try these hints: Wash feet often in hot, soapy water and always dry them thoroughly. Spritz feet with deodorant before putting on socks. Also, you can apply antibacterial soap or soak feet in vinegar for ve minutes nightly to help. Air out your shoes after wearing them, and pour a small amount of baking soda inside to help neutralize odors. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Did you know that this special dried corn pops when heated because the natural moisture in the hull vaporizes and then bursts open to 35 times its size? Now you do. Heres how to pop some really good popcorn. Store popcorn in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Why? Popcorn that keeps its moisture will pop better. To prevent popcorn from becoming soggy, keep the pan lid slightly ajar when cooking so steam escapes. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Oh, these annoying little pests buzz around the kitchen, usually on or near fruit or vegetables. The fruit you have brought home from the supermarket frequently carries fruit y eggs that have been laid on the skin. In a warm kitchen, those eggs hatch after several days as the fruit is ripening. When you see fruit ies, use these hints: The new fruit ies will be ready to lay eggs in sink drains or in empty bottles or in the garbage. Put the garbage can outside „ away from the kitchen. Store extra fruit in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it, and dont leave fruit to ripen on the counter. „ HeloiseCustomer begrudges questioning when making a store purchaseDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 WORLD MOSCOW „ Russian diplomats and their families climbed aboard buses and left their embassy in Washington on Saturday while across the Atlantic, American envoys took down the ”ag from outside the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, loaded up boxes, closed the of“ce down and headed home. The moves were the latest in a spy poisoning case that has escalated East-West tensions, with both sides expelling more than 150 of each others diplomats from two dozen countries. Britain has insisted that the Russian government was behind the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter March 4 in the English city of Salisbury, a charge the Russians vehemently deny. The Tass news agency says all of the 60 Russian diplomats ordered out of the United States were heading for a homebound ”ight on Saturday night. In St. Petersburg, workers at the US consulate hurried to meet the Saturday deadline to close the consulate, imposed by Russia just two days earlier. In brief comments to reporters, U.S. Consul-General Thomas Leary said we are ready to leave.Ž A truck with bags and boxes left the consulate in the late afternoon, its driver waving and honking his horn several times. Outside the elegant 19th-century building, someone had placed four yellow tulips and a card from neighbors reading hope to see you again.Ž City workers came to inspect the building late Saturday, but it was not clear if all the staff had departed. Russians watching the activity expressed mixed views on the consulates closure. The American side always knows that we can strike back if we are attacked,Ž said Valentina Petrova, 77. But 24-year-old Artem Zykov saw it differently. Russia should have found different mechanisms to respond without such radical measures,Ž Zykov said. British of“cials, meanwhile, said Saturday the government is considering Russias request for access to the daughter of the former Russian double agent. Russian of“cials insist they have a legal right to see 33-yearold Yulia Skripal, who lived in Moscow and was visiting her father, Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury when they were attacked with a nerve agent that apparently came through his front door. The Foreign Of“ce said it was reviewing the Russian request in line with our obligations under international and domestic law,Ž adding that the governments consideration will include the rights and wishes of Yulia Skripal.Ž British of“cials say she is recovering in the hospital while her 66-yearold father remains in critical condition. The Russian Embassy in London called her recovery good newsŽ in a tweet Friday and said Russian diplomats had a right to see her under the 1968 Consular Convention. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday also issued lists of questions it wants Britain and France to answer in the case, including to what extent French investigators have been involved in probing the poisoning and why. Russia contends that Britain is exploiting RussophobiaŽ to undermine Moscow. On Saturday, its London embassy issued a statement warning Russians travelling to the U.K. that they could be subject to provocationsŽ including having various items planted in their luggage. In another illustration of the deteriorating relations, the Russian Embassy in Britain complained about the alleged search of a Russian airliner at Londons Heathrow Airport. The embassy said British Border Forces and Customs of“cers searched an Aero”ot ”ight from Moscow on Friday in violation of international rules. In a tweet, the embassy called it another blatant provocation by the British authorities.Ž British of“cials responded Saturday that its routine to search some incoming ”ights. Russia has sent a diplomatic note demanding an explanation of the search, which delayed the ”ight to Moscow.Russia, US envoys leave Washington, St. PetersburgBy JIM HEINTZ and GREGORY KATZASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOA consulate employee lifts up the U.S. ag at the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday. The ag was own at half-mast to mourn victims of Kemerovo re killing 64 people. BEIRUT „ The Syrian army declared victory in eastern Ghouta Saturday after opposition “ghters evacuated from most of the area near the capital except for the town of Douma where negotiations are still underway for rebels there to leave or face an all-out government offensive. The government has given rebels in Douma „ the areas largest town and stronghold of the powerful Army of Islam rebel group „ an ultimatum to agree on leaving by late Saturday. Some pro-government new websites reported that the army is massing troops around Douma, adding that the ultimatum may be extended until Sunday. The army statement came shortly after another group of opposition “ghters and their relatives left southern and western parts of eastern Ghouta Saturday afternoon, bringing President Bashar Assads forces a step closer to eliminating threats from insurgents groups nearby. State TV said 38 buses left the towns of Zamalka, Ein Tarma, Arbeen and Jobar taking more than 1,700 rebels and civilians to the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. The channel said troops entered the towns and raised the national ”ag in Arbeens main square. The importance of this victory lies in restoring security and stability to the city of Damascus and its surrounding areas after the suffering of its civilians from the crimes of terrorists over several years,Ž said the army statement, read on TV by Brig. Gen. Ali Mayhoub. Government forces taking back most of eastern Ghouta reopens a major network of roads and highways that link Damascus with other parts of the country that have been closed since 2012 when rebels captured eastern suburbs of the capital. The army statement vowed to wipe out terrorism and bring back stability and security to all parts of Syria.Ž A crushing government offensive under the cover of Russian airstrikes that began on Feb. 18 has forced opposition “ghters in most of eastern Ghouta to agree to evacuate and head to Idlib province. Arbeen, Zamalka, Jobar and Ein Tarma in eastern Ghouta are free of terrorists,Ž shouted a correspondent for state-af“liated al-Ikhbariya TV channel from Arbeen. State news agency SANA said 38,000 “ghters and civilians have already headed to Idlib over the past two weeks marking one of the largest displacements since Syrias con”ict began seven years ago. More than 100,000 others headed to government-controlled areas over the past weeks. Before the last wave of violence began in eastern Ghouta last month, the U.N. had estimated that some 393,000 people were living in the area under a tight government siege. Tens of thousands of rebels and civilians have been relocated to Idlib over the past years from different parts of Syria making it one of the most inhabited regions in the country. The top U.N. of“cial in Syria, Ali Al-Zatari, told the Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV in an interview aired Saturday that Idlib cannot take more people.Ž The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a vehicle carrying evacuees from eastern Ghouta had a road accident in the government-held village of Nahr al-Bared leaving “ve “ghters and three civilians dead. It said the bus had left eastern Ghouta Friday night. The departure Saturday from southern and western parts of eastern Ghouta comes as negotiations are still ongoing between Russian mediators and of“cials from the Army of Islam to evacuate Douma, but no deal has been reached so far with the rebel group which insists on staying in the town. Army of Islam of“cials did not respond to requests for comment by The Associated Press. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Observatory, said negotiations are now suggesting that thousands of Army of Islam members and their relatives could head to the northern town of Jarablous that is controlled by Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition “ghters. The Observatory also reported that Syrian troops have been massing troops around Douma in case negotiations collapse.Syrian army declares victory as rebels vacate most of GhoutaBy BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOThis Monday, March. 26, le photo provided by Danny Makki, a British-born Syrian journalist, which has been veried and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a view of damaged buildings due to ghting and Syrian government airstrikes in the town of Harasta, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria. 5th day of water shortages in Greeces secondlargest cityTHESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) „ Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a “fth day because of damage to an old pipeline. The center and northwestern parts of Greeces second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 30 miles away burst. Hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan area of 1.2 million, which includes the citys suburbs, have been affected. Company of“cials said the damage has been repaired, but water service will resume only gradually, beginning with the city center, and many outlying suburbs will not have water for most of Sunday. Earlier Saturday, Thessaloniki Water Company chairman Yiannis Krestenitis said that while the damage had been repaired, the water coming through the pipeline was un“t for consumption.Ž The company later said the water quality issues had been resolved. Schools were forced to close, hospitals were affected and people ”ocked to public fountains to “ll plastic bottles and containers with water.Authoritarian Turkmen leaders son rises in Foreign MinistryASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) „ The son of Turkmenistans president has been appointed a deputy foreign minister, deepening speculation that the president aims to form a dynastic system of power in the Central Asian nation. The appointment of Serdar Berdymukhamedov was reported Saturday in the countrys of“cial newspaper. The announcement came a week after a parliamentary election that included candidates from three parties and independents, all of them loyal to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Results of the election have not been made public, but the newspaper said the presidents son won a seat with 91 percent of the vote. Since coming to power in 2006, Berdymukhamedov has established a personality cult that reaches all levels of society in the former Soviet republic, styling him as the countrys Akradag (protector).1 man killed in French fairground ride accidentPARIS (AP) „ French author ities say one man has been killed and another person has been seriously wounded in a fairground ride accident in a small town north of Lyon. The Rhone prefecture said three other people were slightly injured after the ride collapsed Saturday afternoon in Neuville-sur-Saone. The prefecture wouldnt provide details on the identities or the ages of the victims. The ride was composed of three rotating axis with baskets carrying people in pairs. Laurent Buffard, deputy mayor of Neuville-sur-Saone, told BFM television that one of the axis somehow hit the ground. An investigation has been launched to determ ine the cause of the accident.Riyadh denies reports of crown prince visit to IraqBAGHDAD (AP) „ Saudi Arabias ministry of foreign affairs says there is no truthŽ to reports of an upcoming visit to Iraq by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. The statement released Saturday follows protests in Baghdad against the visit. Hundreds gathered in the Iraqi capital Friday afternoon, some carrying signs blaming the kingdom for crimes committed by the Islamic State group. The Saudi foreign ministry statement added that the two brotherly countriesŽ had witnessed positive developments... recently in all fields.Ž Iraqs prime ministers office had previously stated that the crown prince was planning to visit Iraq in the near future, but a date had not yet been set. Iraq and Saudi Arabia have long had a strained relationship, but recently mended relations after diplomatic ties between the two counties were restored in 2016.Turkish president slams Kosovos leader over deportationsISTANBUL (AP) „ Turkeys president has slammed Kosovos prime minister for criticizing the deportations of six Turkish men who Turkey claims were supporters of a coup plotter. Speaking Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was saddenedŽ that Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj had dismissed his interior minister and intelligence chief on Friday for deporting six Turkish citizens from Kosovo without his permission. Erdogan, saying Haradinaj would payŽ for this, says since when have you begun to protect those who work to stage a coup against the Turkish Republic?Ž Turkey accuses U.S-based cleric Fethullah Gulen for masterminding the 2016 failed coup. He denies the accusations. Five Turkish teachers and a doctor were deported from Kosovo for alleged links to Gulen in a joint operation by the intelligence services of Kosovo and Turkey. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


This property is at 265 Brittany Lane in Sebring. It is priced for $499,000 and is listed with Jeri Wohl with Heartland Real Estate Corp. This unique property with approximately 13.5 acres and 380 feet of lake front is located in a residential area in Sebring that is only two miles from U.S. 27 South. This property would be a beautiful location for a private estate or an exclusive gated community. Approximately three quarters of the property is open with large oak and pine trees scattered throughout. The eastern edge of the property is densely wooded to provide a privacy buffer from the closest neighbor. The property comes with an income producing two-bedroom, one-bath rental home, private boat basin to hold water toys and a concrete boat ramp. There is a bilateral development agreement with the City of Sebring to provide sewer and water to an exclusive Eagles Pointe at Lake HuckleberrySPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS265 Brittany Lane, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sparta Road. Travel about two miles and turn right onto Brittany Lane. The property is at the end of the road on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis property is at 265 Brittany Lane in Sebring. It is priced for $499,000 and is listed with Jeri Wohl with Heartland Real Es tate Corp.WOHL | 1This home is at 2006 Van Pelt Road in Sebring. It is priced for $329,900 and is listed with the Elliott Team with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Nestled on 5 acres of pure paradise, this 2006 built pool home is anxiously awaiting new owners. This home is in pristine condition with tons of recent updates and has been meticulously maintained and cared for. It surely boasts pride of ownership. The home has beautiful curb appeal as it sits back off the road under mature trees and features a side-entry two-car attached garage. A cozy front porch spans the width of the front of the house with an inviting front porch swing. Step inside and you will love the spacious open ”oor plan. The main living area is a great room style with new porcelain plank tile and crown molding throughout. The stunning solid surface island Peaceful 5 acres available in SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2006 Van Pelt Road, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Homes Avenue. Turn left onto 17. Stay to the right and merge onto Arbuckle Creek Road. Turn right onto Van Pelt Road. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2006 Van Pelt Road in Sebring. It is priced for $329,900 and is listed with the Elliott Team with Keller Willia ms of Highlands County.ELLIOTTS | 2This home is at 114 Club Road NW in Lake Placid. It is priced for $199,900 and is listed with Carol S. Edwards with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Properties Group. This custom home built in 2003 offers three spacious bedrooms and two baths with over 2,212 livable square footage. It is located just blocks away from the Placid Lakes Golf Course or you can use the private paved golf path from the garage to the 12th tee. You are just a short distance to the Lake June Park and boat ramp for all your “shing and recreational boating. As you enter this immaculate home with vaulted ceiling and plant shelves you will appreciate the open ”oor plan with formal living and dining rooms. Step out from pocketed sliding glass doors to the huge 12 by 29 windowed Placid Lakes golf course homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS114 Club Road NW, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Interlake Boulevard. At the traffic circle, take the third exit to stay on West Interlake Boulevard. Turn left onto Catfish Creek Road. Turn left onto Placid Lakes Boulevard. Turn right onto Club Road NW. Bear right. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 114 Club Road NW in Lake Placid. It is priced for $199,900 and is listed with Carol S. Edwards with Berkshire H athaway Home Services Florida Properties Group.EDWARDS | 3 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, April 1, 2018


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Jeri Wohl is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-3818595. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. Carol Edwards is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-441-2994. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.15 lot gated community, as well as a traf“c study that has been approved by the Highlands County Engineering Department. In addition, both boundary and topographical surveys have been performed, so it is a simple process to complete the engineering work for a “nal development order. For more information, call Wohl at 863-381-8595. The Heartland Real Estate Corp. of“ce is at 3200 U.S. 27 South, Suite 201.WOHLFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOWith frontage on Lake Huckleberry, approximately three quarters of the property is open with large oak and pine trees scattered throughout. kitchen has white cabinets, chic stainless steel appliances and a stainless steel back splash. A large open formal dining area with French doors leads to the caged pool and lanai. A spacious living room with skylight adds more natural light. The master suite is breathtaking and features its own entryway with chandelier. The large bedroom has French doors that open onto the pool. The master closet is everyones dream closet „ completely built out with a closet organizational system. The shabby chic master bath has a vintage dresser as the vanity and an exquisite glass block walk-in shower. The home has two additional guest bedrooms and full bath. It also has a large indoor laundry room with front load washer and dryer, laundry sink and lots of cabinets for additional storage space. You will love the outdoor living space just as much as you love the inside. The longroofed lanai is perfect as an outdoor kitchen and patio area. Beat the Florida heat in style with the back yard crystal blue swimming pool with a fountain. The space has a convenient outdoor shower. Both the patio and the master bedroom closet feature a doggie door to the vinyl privacy fenced 60 by 50 dog yard. This space is not only perfect for pets but could be the perfect fenced-in area for kids play sets and back yard toys. For more information, call the Elliott Team can be reached at 863-273-2861.ELLIOTTSFROM PAGE 1 French doors leads to the caged pool and lanai. The swimming pool has a fountain and the space has a convenient outdoor shower. CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS$16,9002/1.5. Brand new screened lanai. Windowed Florida Room. Fully furnished all kitchen equipment included. Inside Laundry. SB2155 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOOKING FOR LOT RENT IN LOW $300 RANGE? CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB $13,900Furnished 6 month. 2/1.5 Laminate Wood Floors, Vinyl & Carpet. New 60 inch walk in shower. New Roof 2016, New Washer and Dryer. Storage Shed, Dbl Driveway & Carport. SB2184 Parrish McGee (772) 925-2851CUTE AND AFFORDABLE $24,8002/2 updated home. Extended carport, Lg shed & screen room in rear. Fla Room. Lg rooms, Walk in Closets, dining open w/built in hutch. Kitchen w/ beverage bar. Many upgraded features. SB2206 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336A LOT OF SPACE, LIGHT & BRIGHT!! $31,5002/2 well maintained home, furnished & well equipped. Extended painted carport, front lanai, covered porch, pantry, plus storage closet, w/ laundry hookups, large rooms and more. SB2220 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED & MOVE IN READY $117,5002/2 plus den with just under 1800 SQ FT under air, newer AC in 2016, newer wood floors, new roof in 2017 all fans and light fixtures upgraded. home is wired for generator. Great Floor Plan. SB2215 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340VERY NICE SABLE PALM ON PERIMETER LOT $21,0001/1 w/open floor plan. New carpet in living & BR, new laminate in kitchen. Newly painted inside wall, driveway, walkway & 13x20 carport. 16x17 Addition is a great place to relax. SB2223 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339VERY NICE PARK MODEL WITH ADDITION $26,9002/2 furnished turn key home perfect for snowbird or permanent low up keep. Open floor plan, inside laundry, storage & lanai. 2-year-old shingled roof, 3-yr central AC new intake motor in 2017. SB2128 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! $117,5003/2 triple wide split plan. 2000+ SQ FT. Newer dbl hung dbl pane Thermal pane windows. Lg master suite w/California closet, New roof in 2016. SB2214 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT HOME ON NICE QUIET PERIMETER LOT OPEN HOUSES € TODAY, APRIL 1 ST € 1PM 3PM (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! $57,500Fully furnished 2/2 with Den. Also has large carport and nice 1 car garage. Roof is Approx. 5 years old. Golf Cart included. SB2129 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340ON THE WATER! $38,9002626 S. FLAMINGO, AVON PARK2BR/2BA Immaculately kept, completely furnished & ready to move in. X-Lg windowed Fla room. Spacious Master Suite. Covered back patio, lg kitchen, X-Lg shed, large covered carport, Loads of closets. A/C 2 years old. Roof is 10 years. Golf cart included. SB2174 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST € 1PM 3PM TODAY$29,900751 MOCKINGBIRD LANE, AVON PARKMeticulously kept 2 BR/2 BA completely furnished & turn key with dishes, coffee maker, the works. Loads of closets & cabinets. Lg eat in kitchen, open floor plan, newer vinyl floors, indoor laundry, windowed lanai, dbl covered carport, X-Lg shed. Golf cart included. Priced to sell. SB2181Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST € 1PM 3PM TODAY$59,8003/2 popular split floor plan, spacious master bath w/garden tub & walk in shower, Separate laundry room, island kitchen. Outdoor Lanai on front. SB2216 Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023BEAUTIFUL COTTONWOOD ON CORNER LOT $34,5002/2 turnkey furnished home has newer kitchen appliances & pantry. Wood laminate floors. Enjoy breakfast in nice Fla Room, watching sunrise overlooking golf course. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (785) 304-6471UPDATED HOME W/GREAT FLA ROOM OVERLOOKS GOLF COURSE $75,9002/2 with large office grants spacious living. New AC, Heating in 2015. New roof with architectural shingles in 2017. SB2209Orla Or Don Cox (785) 304-6471UPDATED MODEL HOME w/LG GARAGE AWAITS! $25,8002/2 furnished home w/ext. carport, full front lanai w/Chattahoochee river rock floors. Breakfast bar in kitchen, lots of light & bright, large rooms, inside laundry. SB2221 Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023THIS HOME WILL SUITE YOUR LIFE STYLE! $27,0002/2 Mature landscape in quiet neighborhood, split floor plan, screened lanai with covered porch owner anxious.SB2180 Reggie Maxon (863) 808-1706JUST REDUCED!! IN GOOD CONDITION $38,500AAA RATED 55+ PET FRIENDLY COMM.Roof 2017, Golf Cart Garage, Plush Carpet, split plan. Well maint. Has every amenity & Priced Right. SB2118 Reggie Maxon (863)808-1706DESIGNER 3/2 ELITE HOMES OF MERIT $29,9002 BR 2 BA home. Front Fla Room w/deep carport. Wide hallway. French door entry to oversized master BR and large bath. SB2100 Bruce Eberly (863) 812-4999NICE HOME! GREAT LOCATION! adno=3549639 Floridas best active adult 55 and over retirement community that is still affordable!863-446-0908 or Directions: US 27 S. From Sebring turn right on Lake Francis Rd, 2 miles to Ventian Parkway, take Venetian Parkway, Follow signs to model homes. 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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 family room with tile ”oor that offers a panoramic view of the patio and golf course. The split plan offers an oversized master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the family room. The master bath offers double sinks with sold surface counter tops and large walk-in shower. The guest bedrooms are oversized with a spacious guest bath. The kitchen offers lots of white cupboards and counter space as well as a large pantry. There is a large breakfast bar and nook with room for a kitchen table that overlooks the golf course. The separate laundry room has built-in sink and overhead cabinets for extra storage. The garage is oversized. Relax on the patio with the roll out awning and enjoy the beautiful landscaping located on a private cul-de-sac. This property includes furnishings too. Nothing to do here but move in and enjoy this beautiful home! For more information, call Edwards at 863-441-2994. 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This home is like Vacation Paradise Everyday! AWESOME PRICE... $ 299,900 HUGE REDUCTION 9 MARYBELL LANDING, SEBRING € MLS# 246536 Property located on a deep canal leading to Lake Istokpoga. Sportsman Nature Paradise Property! Fishing, Game room with Bar in home, dock and boat slip. Home has 3 bed 2 bath, bonus rooms galore! Truly a must see! NEW LISTING... $ 175,000 CANAL HOME 4312 DUNN AVE., SEBRING € MLS# 246601 Park like setting with state owned land across the street. Fenced yard with lots of outdoor living. Bird + butterfly nature lovers paradise. OFFERED AT... $ 112,000 NATURE LOVERS 4524 HESTER AVE, HARDER HALL € MLS# 246834 Very sought after location. Spacious home 3 bed 2 bath 2 cg. Located close to golf, restaurants, medical, schools and shopping. 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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe best deal on a mortgage is usually de“ned in terms of the interest rate and origination fee charged the borrower. That was my approach in a previous column on the subject. I recently realized, however, that with reverse mortgages, it was more meaningful to focus on the amounts that borrowers receive in the diverse ways in which reverse mortgages can be used. That is my approach here. Each week, nine reverse mortgage lenders update their prices to my website, which is the only available source of price data covering multiple lenders. For this analysis, I assume a borrower age 64 with a house worth $400,000 in California. Five of the nine lenders operate in California, which means that the borrower has at least “ve quotes …… more if any of the lenders post multiple rate/fee combinations, which most of them do. The prices are as of March 22. Because the best deal on a reverse mortgage depends on the borrowers objective, my approach is to look at each of “ve common objectives. In each case, I compare the largest amount offered the borrower with the smallest amount. …… Raise as much cash as possible: Many reverse mortgage borrowers have an immediate need for cash, which may be to pay off a short-term debt or buy a house. In contrast to other objectives discussed below, which can be met only with adjustable-rate HECMs, this one can be met with a “xed rate or an adjustable-rate HECM. Using a “xed-rate, the largest amount available on March 22 was $100,225 from lender A, the smallest was $83,995 from lender D. The smallest quote was 84 percent of the largest. Using an adjustable rate and including amounts that can be drawn after a year, the largest amount was $180,595 from lender C, the smallest amount was $143,594 from lender E. The smallest quote was 80 percent of the largest. …… Obtain the largest possible future credit line: At the opposite extreme from the previous case, some borrowers have no immediate “nancial needs, but want a rising credit line. A credit line can be used at any time to generate additional income and/ or to meet unexpected contingencies. I compare the lines offered by the “ve lenders in 10 years based on their interest rate quotes on March 22. Lender C provided the largest line in 10 years of $267,454. Lender E offered the smallest at $232,912. The smallest was 87 percent of the largest. …… Obtain the largest possible tenure payment: A tenure payment is a monthly payment for as long as the borrower resides in the house. Lender B paid the most at $830 while lender E paid the least at $803. The smallest was 97 percent of the largest. Right now I dont know why the spread on tenure payments is much smaller than on other HECM uses. …… Obtain the largest possible payment for “ve years: A borrower can draw a larger amount for a shorter period. If that period is “ve years, he could draw $3,285 from lender C or $2,745 from lender E. The smallest was 84 percent of the largest. …… Obtain the largest possible credit line with a cash draw of $25,000: Many borrowers use reverse mortgages for multiple purposes. For example, the borrower might need $25,000 in cash and want the balance in a credit line on which she can draw at any time. That line would be $75,079 if obtained from lender C but only $55,819 if obtained from lender E. The smallest was 74 percent of the largest. The differences in the amounts offered by the different lenders on my site understate the differences that exist in the market as a whole. The lenders on my site know they are being comparison-shopped. Further, none of them are among those that spend large amounts on merchandising that have to be recovered by offering poorer terms to borrowers. Over the market as a whole, the smallest amounts offered could be well below those on my site. None of the “ve lenders in these comparisons offered the best deal in every transaction, and none offered the worst deal in every transaction. That means that I cant advise borrowers to seek out a particular lender, or avoid a particular lender. The only valid advice is to seek out the lender who offers the best deal on your particular transaction. This is very easy to do on my site, but very dif“cult otherwise. If HUD had an interest in assuring that senior homeowners received the largest possible bene“t from the federally-supported HECM program, it would certify multi-lender sites that make it easy for seniors to “nd the best available deal. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at the best deal on an HECM reverse mortgageJack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week after a months-long stretch of increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages ticked down to 4.44 percent from 4.45 percent last week. The benchmark rate averaged 4.14 percent a year ago. Rates are relatively low by historical standards, but they have shot up from an average that remained below 4 percent last year. Mortgage rates rose steadily in January, February and early March, as interest rates generally increased in response to higher levels of government debt and expectations of rising in”ation. Last weeks slight gain was the 10th increase in 11 weeks. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans slipped to 3.90 percent this week from 3.91 percent last week. The Federal Reserve last week raised its key short-term interest rate that banks charge each other, and rates could continue to climb. The Feds action caused yields to rise for U.S. Treasury notes, which could push the cost of home loans higher. Bond yields fall when their prices rise. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury note fell below 2.8 percent this week for the “rst time since early February. Investors have been switching into safer assets like bonds as trade tensions have escalated between the U.S. and other countries. The 10-year note was at 2.76 percent Thursday morning. Higher mortgage rates have yet to dampen demand for homes. In fact the pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes picked up last month, rebounding from a drop in January, according to data issued Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors. But mortgage rates have been rising as prospective buyers “ght over fewer listings and as price gains for properties outpace wage growth. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The fees on 30-year and 15-year “xed-rate loans were 0.5 percent, unchanged from last week. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 3.66 percent from 3.68 percent last week. The fee held steady at 0.4 percent.Long-term US mortgage rates move little; 30-year at 4.44 pctThe Associated Press Mr. and Mrs. Seller, there is a 99 percent proven formula that you can implement for a successful sale of your home. The “rst step is hire a professional active Realtor familiar with your home, style and neighborhood. The second step is to transition from sellers mode to buyers mode by asking yourself what motivates you to get out your car and preview a home, even when it is not necessarily the area or style you have in mind. I can guarantee you started with the neatness of the neighborhood, the landscaping, giving you a sense that it is a stage for you. The outside is the number one reason to create interest for buyers who want to see the inside of a property. The feeling of a well maintained home that is problem free is powerful. Perhaps the most important aspect of a home showing is the buyers “rst impression. Have you ever looked at a home for sale and thought Wow, Id really like to see more of that place!Ž or Yikes! I dont even need to look, I dont like that place!Ž This is the power of the “rst impression. Buyers have a tendency to make up their minds within the “rst few seconds of seeing a home as to whether or not it warrants further investigation. As a home seller you need to provoke love at “rst sight.Ž You need peoples reaction to be I can live here,Ž eliminating the maybe. The curb appeal of a home plays a big role in the “rst impression a buyer has. While how the home looks from the outside is important, the importance of the view buyers get when entering the front door is crucial so that it maintains the good feeling created from the outside experience. By the time buyers walk through your door their impression of the home is already partially formed. The entryway of the home has the ability to justify that impression or shatter it. Upon entering buyers should be confronted by a warm, cozy, bright, pleasant and fresh home. There is nothing worse than walking into a home and being greeted by an overpowering pet smell or remnants of breakfast, lunch or last nights dinner. Try to avoid cooking anything with a strong aroma before house showings. Also do not extensively use air fresheners as some people will take this as evidence that you are trying to cover up a smell that cannot be gotten rid of. Fresh ”owers are a nice touch and add a decorative air to the entryway, but be careful not to overdo it. 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comyou would do the same when buying a home. Of course, we all want the best deal possible when making such a huge purchase. Your professional Realtor can go over your home with a “ne tooth comb before you list it for sale making any recommendations you may need to consider. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ PAGE 5 Do all mobile home manufacturers have terrible taste in decorating? Why is there always an oddly placed telephone desk or overly ornate built-in dining hutch adorned with cut glass crystal doors and gold trim? Does every room really need an exhaust fan? And most offensive of all, whats up with panel board wall strips? Thats what I was thinking when we moved to Sebring six years ago and I had my introduction to mobile home living. I am still in pursuit of most of these perplexing mobile home interior origin stories, however I have found some therapeutic ways over the years to come to terms with the panel board wall strip. The walls in a mobile home are engineered to address the movement they will endure on U.S. 27 as they travel at highway speeds to their forever home here in Sebring. Providing a little breathing room between boards, covered by a strip or molding, is the solution. Its just not a pretty solution. If you have vinyl walls, those covered in some crazy wallpaper design, and you want to strips to disappear; start by removing the strips with a putty knife. Be patient and gentle. These strips may just be glued, however, often they are also stapled in place. Be prepared for LOTS of staples. Remove any loose bits and gently clean with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and dish-washing liquid. Use a towel to remove extra moisture then allow to dry completely. Next apply a layer of paint primer. I know, sounds crazy to do this “rst but it provides us with a stickyŽ surface for the tape and putty to adhere to. Apply drywall tape, putty, then sand. Repeat putty and sanding as necessary until you feel a smooth clean surface. Almost done! Now apply a second coat of paint primer over the entire wall surface. Finally, apply the decorative paint color of your choice and you have a beautiful strip free painted wall. Whew, thats a lot of work! Another option is to simply cover the panel board walls with drywall. Remove the wall strips, base or crown molding. Then install quarter-inch drywall directly over the vinyl or wood panel walls. Tape and putty seams as necessary. Prime and paint. Still a lot of work, however it does give you a true drywall “nish and no need to worry about removing six million staples. If you want to make your life even easier, apply what is called a knock downŽ wall texture to the drywall before you paint to hide any wall imperfections you are too worn out to continue sanding. For those who have wood paneling, go ahead ƒ embrace those molding t-strips! Once painted, may I suggest white? They mimic the tongue and groove paneling often featured here in vintage Florida interiors. Add a 5.25-inch traditional base molding and a 4-inch sprung cove crown molding, also in bright white, to complete the look. One note about this wood paneling, it is very dry. Use two or three coats of primer before you paint your “nal color choice and allow a few days to dry in between. This material soaks up paint like a sponge. Consider creating faux wainscot panels. Remove the strips, replace with 3-inch solid stock to create a stile.Ž These strips are usually 48 inches apart so measuring is easy. Add additional solid stock to the top just below the ceiling and at the base to complete the frame. Trim out with base and crown molding. Now paint the color of your choice. And for those of us who are crafty, leave the wall strips in place and bedazzleŽ them. Paint strips a slightly darker color than the walls, then install furniture nail heads in a straight line up each strip, ”oor to ceiling. I have also seen the panel strips covered in an interesting fabric, wallpaper and even leather. For a childs room, paint the wall with matte blackboard chalk paint, then paint the wall strips with glossy yellow dashes. Darker colors and choosing a ”at paint sheen will hide most wall blemishes. Now the walls appear to be roadways. Decorate with traf“c road signs and license plates. Super cute! Have great ideas you want to share for dealing with mobile home wall strips? Or maybe you can tell me why every door in a mobile home has a different key? 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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 Looking for fun ways to design a space? Instead of focusing on one color, consider mixing it up and blending various colors to create fun combinations.Where to use colorOne of the main obstacles for many homeowners is knowing how and where to properly use color. So often, rooms can feel boring and bland until color enters the picture. When looking for spaces of the home to incorporate interesting color combinations, “rst look for rooms that can be energized and invigorated. These especially include social areas such as family and living rooms. Dens can also be great choices as well, as these are often overtired, overworked spaces, when instead they can be energetic and warm.Basic colorsSome basic colors are warm, bright and friendly, which can bring life to nearly any space. Basic colors to consider: Yellow: can be used in darker spaces and can mimic sunshine to make a space feel lighter and brighter. Orange: one of the happiest colors. Orange will seldom disappoint and can be used in various areas of the home from dens, living spaces and even dining rooms. White: a color many people ignore as a color. Its a great clari“cation color that can be used to neutralize and blend with other colors.Interesting color combinationsWhen looking to create interesting color combinations, contrast is one of your best decorating tools. Mixing light and dark colors or warm colors with those that are cool are ideal. Some suggested color combinations: „ Charcoal gray and powder pink „ Hot pink and chocolate brown „ Lemon yellow and burnt orange „ Cool gray and indigo „ White and black „ Blue and red „ Turquoise and orange Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with of“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. 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Sunday, April 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 Lake Placid LAKE JUNE LAKEFRONT € 3BR/2.5BA, 2954 Sq.Ft. € Custom wood cabinetry € Gas fireplace, handicap friendly $435,000 MLS#245779 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Find your dream home at: It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate € Property Management € Title € Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 € Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 € Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 Lake Placid BEAUTIFUL 5 ACRES € On paved road € Has RV pad & electric hook up € Cleared & partially fenced $250,000 MLS# 244493 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING € 3BR/2BA, 1890 Sq.Ft. € Lovely pool home w/golf course view € Kitchen w/newer counter tops $259,900 MLS#246919 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Lake Placid DESIRABLE TOMOKA HEIGHTS € 3BR/2BA, 2418 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/wood cabinets, quartz counter€ Wood Bamboo floors. Much More! $259,000 MLS#246064 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW PROPERTY € 3BR/2BA, 2115 Sq.Ft. € Pool home. Completely remodeled € New roof, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances $289,900 MLS#245940 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring SPRING LAKE HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1660 Sq.Ft. € New metal roof on the way! € Fresh paint in & out, new flooring $169,000 MLS#246844 Marilyn Stokes (863) 835-1980 Sebring IDEAL COUNTRY LOCATION! € 3BR/2BA, 1486 Sq.Ft. € Charming home on 4.62 Acres € Updates made, roof replaced in 2016 $283,900 MLS#246658 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring ON CANAL CHANNEL TO ISTOKPOGA € 2BR/2BA, 1086 Sq.Ft. € New roof & lanai in 2018 € Newer AC, Kitchen updates MORE! $179,000 MLS#246855 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS! € 3BR/3BA, 3300 Sq.Ft. € Custom improvements throughout € Panoramic view of Lake Redwater $154,900 MLS#246960 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Sebring MOBILE ON OWNED LAND € 2BR/2BA, 924 Sq.Ft. € Sold partially furnished € Electric fireplace $59,900 MLS#246966 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring EXQUISITE HOME! € 4BR/2.5BA, 2944 Sq.Ft. € Exquisite 2 Story home € Oversized lanai w/pool & spa $349,900 MLS#243779 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring IMMACULATE! € 4BR/2BA, 1731 Sq.Ft. € Open kitchen € Family room + screened room $132,000 MLS#246166 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED € 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. € Completely furnished € Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view $214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring LAKE JACKSON HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1402 Sq.Ft. € Needs some updating € Large 2 story pole barn in back $209,900 MLS#246968 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring LAKEFRONT ESTATE POOL HOME € 4BR/3.5BA, 3299 Sq.Ft. € Chefs dream kitchen, lanai, pool € On over 2 acres $589,500 MLS#244681 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN € 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen open to large family room € Concrete block storage shed $99,900 MLS#246837 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 Sebring RECENT UPDATES € 2BR/2BA, 1040 Sq.ft. € Newer carpet, paint inside € Move in ready! $99,000 MLS#244497 Leslie Sparks (863) 441-7137 Lake Placid CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY € 3BR/2BA, 1479 Sq.Ft. € Canal to Lake Grassy. New roof € Fireplace, boathouse w/lift $184,900 MLS#243101 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Sebring COZY HOME € 2BR/1BA, 874 Sq.Ft. € New bedroom carpet, new laminate € Freshly painted in & out. New roof. $74,900 MLS#246967 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring OVERLOOKING LAKE JACKSON € 3BR/2.5 BA, 2190 Sq.Ft. € Updated kitchen € Well maintained home $335,000 MLS#246046 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Lake Placid GREAT DEAL FOR LAND & BUILDING! € 2 Bldg. 7224 Sq.Ft. € On 16.86 acres € Currently used as a church $425,000 MLS#242194 Debra & Dennis Rutledge (863) 441-2039 Sebring VANTAGE POINTE € 2BR/2BA, 1264 Sq.Ft. € New flooring, updated bath, fresh paint€ Family room w/pass through from kitchen $129,900 MLS#246884 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring STUNNING CUSTOM HOME € 4BR/3.5BA, 3232 Sq.Ft. € bamboo flooring, crown molding € 6 burner gas stove w/ pot filler. More! $539,900 MLS#246357 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring DESIRABLE HARDER HALL € 3BR/2BA, 2226 Sq.Ft. € 11x27 family room € Kitchen w/wood cabinetry, more! $210,000 MLS#243187 Barbara Bonasera (863) 441-0168 Sebring GOLF COURSE TOWNHOUSE € 3BR/3BA, 1620 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/cherry cabinets, SS appliances€ Updated guest bath $198,500 MLS#246840 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. € Bonus 15x20 room under air € Covered boat house w/lift $171,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Lake Placid CANAL TO ISTOKPOGA € 3BR/2BA, 1708 Sq.Ft. € Excellent access to the lake € Boat house w/electric lifts $169,000 MLS#245424 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Avon Park CORNER LOT HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1327 Sq.Ft. € In ground pool, fenced yard. € New screened porch $134,900 MLS#246139 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Sebring CENTRALLY LOCATED € 3BR/2BA, 2100 Sq.Ft. € Some updates inside € Fenced yard $130,000 MLS#246875 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring CORMORANT POINT € 2BR/2BA, 1206 Sq.Ft. € Immaculate, fully furnished € Roof new in 2017, newer AC $129,900 MLS#246567 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring SUN N LAKE HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1846 Sq.Ft. € New metal roof in 2018 € Bonus room for office or BR $129,900 MLS#246937 Linda Shievdayal (863) 214-7607 Avon Park MOBILE ON ACREAGE € 3BR/2BA, 1440 Sq.Ft. € On over 5 fenced acres € Home needs some TLC $124,900 MLS#246841 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Sebring LOVELY VILLA € 2BR/2BA, 1054 Sq.Ft. € Fully furnished € Newer A/C, lanai $79,900 MLS#245715 Sue Tellschow (863) 655-4869 Lake Placid IMMACULATE! € 2BR/2BA, 918 Sq.Ft. € Ground floor, end unit condo € Lake Grassy view $62,900 MLS#246874 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 Lake Placid BEST VALUE! € 2BR/2BA, 1006 Sq.Ft. € Renovated condo w/enclosed porch € Updated baths, completely furnished! $69,900 MLS#246541 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring PRIVATE SETTING € 3BR/2BA, 1939 Sq.Ft. € On 4+ acres € Propane gas, pump house, concrete pad$399,000 MLS#244134 Bea Ross (863) 273-0315 adno=3549693


C10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus NOW HIRING REALTORS! We currently have a few openings for licensed real estate agents in our Lake Placid and Sebring offices. Call or email me for a confidential interview. It never hurts to know! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed TransactionsPUT THE AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! M C, maureen@acoolrealtor.comWhat do you do when its time to BUY or SELL? Call Maureen Cool at 863 873-7243 Highlands Countys #1 RE/MAX Agent for 2017SOLD SOLD SOLD1819 JACKSON HEIGHTS DR.Maureen Cool SELLS another Jackson Heights home. If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!$124,000 244655 SOLDLAKE JACKSON3240 LAKEVIEW DR.3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room. Dock, boathouse with electric lift. Tile throughout. Spacious screened porch. Beautiful lake views.$225,000 246376 LAKEFRONTGOLFING COMMUNITY CONDO4802 GRANADA BLVD.Care free living! Totally Furnished and Equipped. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Enclosed porch. Washer/dryer. Pool. Low HOA fees. 10-unit complex with private pool.$59,900 246286 POOL MLS#246947112 CRESTVIEW CT, LAKE PLACID 3BR, 2BA, 2CG w/nice open split floor plan. Plenty of room to relax. This beautiful well kept home has a huge front lanai to sit with your morning coffee. Patio furniture is included in the sale! Or relax in the back patio gated community of Tomoka Heights. Enjoy the sparkling pool tennis courts, Lake Henry access w/boat ramp, clubhouse and many activities. $164,900 MLS#2460266906 OAK LEAFE CIRCLE3BR, 2BA right on the Spring Lake golf course made of solid concrete walls with new roof in 2018. Open split floor plan with large living rm, dining rm combo. Great for entertaining. Lots of storage. Beautiful view from the L-shaped screened room with vinyl windows. Close to Lake Istokpoga for the fishermen.$130,000 MLS#2469491017 GREENWOOD TERR.This 3BR, 2BA, 2CG custom home built by Homes by Handley. Sits on a gorgeous waterway of Spring Lake Open split floor plan, french doors from each room to enjoy the breathtaking views, near the Spring Lake golf course. Rear open porch w/ceiling fans. Porcelain tile throughout soft colors, vaulted ceilings Kitchen w/breakfast nook $169,900 S D, VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#246459103 VILLAWAY2BR, 2BA villa near the Spring Lake golf course. Just bring your golf clubs, everything comes with this villa! Pots pans, etc. Completely furnished! Tile throughout, new furniture, freshly painted etc. Newer a/c. assoc. fee includes, exterior insurance and maintenance. Lawn care, basic cable and use of two sparkling pools and common areas. $77,900 KEVIN & TERESA$149,900 MLS#2454643407 GOLF HAVEN TERR.This home has a lot of square footage for the money! This home has 2 large bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 1/2 car garage, 14x15 rear porch with tile flooring, insulated aluminum roof & vinyl windows. Master suite has walk-in closet, oversized bath with double sink vaniy, tub & shower too. Over 1700 sq. ft. under air & over 2400 total sq. ft. under roof. Open floor plan layout! PRICED RIGHT!3324 MANOR DR.Newer home with all the extras! This 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath home offers over 2300 sq. ft of living space & over 3300 total sq. ft. under roof. Built in 2012, stainless steel appliances, new brick paver driveway, oversized bedrooms & beautiful wood cabinets with granite counter tops throughout! This home also includes an oversized 2 car + golf cart garage with plenty of storage space! Must see this one!$122,000 JUST LISTED! MLS#2463664138 VANTAGE CIR.Location, location! This 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath villa has just come on the market & is available immediately! Freshly updated with, new flooring, cabinets, counter tops, paint, appliances & more! Great area with community pool, club house & shuffleboard courts. Low maint. fee of $75.00 per month. MLS#245737 INVENTORY IS SELLING FAST! TO BUY OR SELL CALL KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063$149,500 JUST LISTED! GREAT BUY! MLS#2467633925 CORMORANT POINT DR.3 Bdrm, 2 Bath home overlooks Cormorant Pond in Golf Hammock. Plenty of space for all. 3rd BR can be used as family room. All rooms are nice size. Master has large walk-in closet & bath has been updated with new shower & toilet. Kitchen has newer appliances & oak look tile flooring. Too much to mention all!!$244,500 J C863-381-1848 www.JeannyCampbell.comWORKING HARD TO EARN & KEEP YOUR BUSINESS!!$189,900121 RHAPSODY CT.UNBELIEVABLE PRICE! 3/2, 2 car garage, dock just under 1,500 sq. ft. living area, fenced, cathedral ceiling. MLS#245196 CONTRACT PENDING!$218,5001603 LAKE CLAY DR. 2 bed. 2 bath & 2 car garage PLUS a 30 x 40 Garage w/7 door and a 14 x 40 slab to park a motor home Galley style kitchen & large family room. MLS#246936 CANAL & POOL!$564,900574 SUNSET POINTE DR.OWNER FINANCING 20% down, 5%, 30 year amt., 5 year balloon Beautiful pool home with high ceilings, split plan, great room, breakfast nook, cherry kitchen cabinets with solid surface counters, stainless appliances. MLS#245915 LAKE JUNE!$229,5004506 LAKEVIEW DR.Like new LAKEFRONT Huge living room designed to appreciate the lake. Quartz kitchen counter, all brand new interior, stone like floor glassed shower. Bring your furniture and mount your TVs. MLS#245347 LAKE JACKSON! COMPLETELY FURNISHED TOMOKA HEIGHTS SPRING LAKE SPRING LAKEMAUREEN COOL will market your home Internationally, Online & Locally for top exposure to reach the highest number of potential buyers. Check for all our virtual tours. Free home market value and selling tips! CALL TODAY!! VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C chip@chipboring.comCALL FOR PRICESMUST SELL-PRICES REDUCED6 Commercial lots available located on US 27 in North Sebring. Just South of Sun N Lake Blvd. Property is zoned B2 and in a great location. Just minutes from Florida Hospital, many Medical Facilities and Sun N Lakes of Sebring golfing community. MLS#241561 $199,500COMMERCIAL BUILDINGSThis price includes Two (2) commercial (C1) buildings on its own land. Building 1 has 1886 square feet & Building 2 is 1653. Combined they sit on 1 city block. Has multi use options. Addresses are 913 + 939 SR 17 North. Owner will consider subdividing. Will build to suit. MLS#245512 $500,000 COMMERCIAL/LAKE JACKSONApproximately 1.39 acres of Prime Commercial Lakefront property on major North-South Highway 27. Utilities in place with F.D.O.T approved access. Land zoned C1 with 197 feet on Prestigious Lake Jackson and approx. 275 feet on the highway. Exact lot dimensions subject to survey. City sewer and water available. MLS#242320$250,000 ATTENTION INVESTORS!3 Building Package: 2 Commercial and 2 Bedroom1 Bath Residential Home. All 3 buildings are adjacent to each other and located in downtown Sebring across from beautiful Lake Jackson. Call for details. All 3 units to be sold together for MLS#246128 JUST REDUCED!adno=3549632


S PORTS € @SunCoastSports Sunday, April 1, 2018BASEBALL IN FULL SWINGCatch all of the action from Saturday around Major League Baseball. Page 4 adno=50532904Associated PressCARDIFF, Wales „ After just 21 fights, Anthony Joshua is a three-belt world heavyweight boxing champion. He finally knows what its like to go 12 rounds, too. Frustrated by the movement of Joseph Parker and the irritating interventions of inexperienced referee Giuseppe Quartarone, Joshua required a decision by the judges to add the WBO belt to his WBA and IBF titles. It was never in doubt, with two judges awarding it to Joshua 118-110 and the other making it 119-109. It was Parkers first loss in 25 fights, and Joshua 21st straight win. I was switched on, focused and went 12 rounds. It was light work,Ž said Joshua, after a mature, patient but hardly headline-grabbing performance. This was about boxing finesse. I stuck to my word.Ž All 20 of Joshuas previous wins came via knockout „ and only two had gone beyond seven rounds.Joshua beats Parker to take the crown By STEVEN WINE Associated PressKEY BISCAYNE „ Half an hour after Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, she lingered on the confetticovered court, posing for photos and signing autographs as if reluctant to leave Key Biscayne. The Miami Open is moving, and Stephens became the final womens champion on the picturesque island by beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 Saturday. Stephens was born in South Florida, played on Key Biscayne as a junior and lives in nearby Fort Lauderdale. That made the reigning U.S. Open champion especially eager to win the Miami Open before it moves 18 miles north next year to suburbia and the NFL Dolphins stadium. This place is pretty special to me,Ž Stephens said. Im definitely happy I could be the last person to win here. Ive had some amazing experiences here, and Ill definitely miss it.Ž Even so, Stephens was surprised that fans jeered A merican Stephens beats Ostapenko for Miami Open titleAP PHOTOSloane Stephens reacts during her match against Jelena Ostapenko, of Latvia, in the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament on Saturday. Associated PressHUMBLE, Texas „ Ian Poulter has played in the Masters a dozen times, never missing the cut. Beau Hossler has never played a competitive round at Augusta National. Both are in position to become the last man in the Masters field, and neither wants to think about it. The 42-year-old Poulter surged into a share of the lead at the Houston Open on Saturday with a 7-under 65, and Hossler, a 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie, matched him at 14-under 202 after he holed a 7-footer for birdie on the par-4 18th to shoot 69. Like all PGA Tour events that offer full FedEx Cup points, the Houston Open title comes with an invitation to next weeks Masters. No, not thinking about it, not talking about it,Ž Poulter said. Im going to go out and have some fun tomorrow. Theres a lot of ifs and buts. Ill have no emotion at all. Im in a no-lose situation. ... Ill go do my job.Ž Four players were two shots behind Poulter and Hossler „ Australian Greg Chalmers (65), Argentinas Emiliano Grillo (67), American Kevin Tway (69) and Poulter shares lead ahead of “ nal round SEE GOLF, 3 SEE FIGHT, 6 SEE TENNIS, 3By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio „ Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the womens NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done. Its right there, engraved on the side of their runner-up rings: ONE MORE.Ž A season after losing to South Carolina 67-55 in the title game, Morgan William and the Bulldogs try again to win that elusive first crown. They play Notre Dame on Sunday night in a matchup of teams that both have spoiled perfect seasons for mighty UConn. We would say add another one a lot. One More,Ž Schaefer said. It came from two Navy SEALs who worked with the kids in the fall „ Sam and Brian. One of the things they talk about all the time is one more.Ž Schaefer learned a lot from last years loss in the title game. He felt his players were tired after practicing the day after the monumental upset of UConn that ended the Huskies record 111-game winning streak. So hes changed his philosophy the second time around and will be taking it a bit easier on his team. I told my seniors and they called the doctor thinking I had lost my mind,Ž Schaefer said. Were not going to kill ourselves in practice. Well spend a lot of time Bulldogs, Irish meet for title[AP PHOTO]Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefers ring is displayed in the locker room during the womens NCAA Final Four tournament SEE TITLE, 2By RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO „ Staring down a 10-point, secondhalf deficit against an underdog that seemed nothing short of blessed during the madness of March, Moe Wagner and Michigan clamped down on Loyola-Chicago and ended one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs ever. Wagner scored 24 points, Charles Matthews added 17 and the Wolverines rallied to beat the Ramblers 69-57 Saturday night in the Final Four. The third-seeded Wolverines (33-7) will take a 14-game winning streak, the longest in the nation, into their first national championship game appearance since 2013, and second under coach Jon Beilein. Were not done yet,Ž Michigan senior Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman said. Michigan will play a No. 1 seed, either Villanova or Kansas, for its first NCAA title since 1989 on Monday night at the Alamodome. Lovable Loyola (32-6), with superfan Sister Jean courtside and their fans behind the bench standing for pretty much the entire game, could not conjure Michigan ends Loyolas magical run in Final FourAP PHOTOMichigans Moritz Wagner (13) reacts after scoring a 3-point shot against Loyola-Chicago during the second half in the semifina ls of the Final Four, Saturday in San Antonio. Wolverines advance to Mondays title gameSEE NCAA, 2


Page 2 SP Sunday, April 1, 2018 / The Sun NBA: Roundup NHL: RoundupSPORTS ON TV(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackoutsSUNDAY, APRIL 1BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship, at San Antonio GOLF 2 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, Houston Open, “ nal round, at Humble, Texas 3 p.m. NBC „ PGA Tour, Houston Open, “ nal round, at Humble, Texas 5 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, ANA Inspiration, “ nal round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN „ St. Louis at N.Y. Mets 4 p.m. MLB „ L.A. Angels at Oakland OR Cleveland at Seattle 8:30 p.m. ESPN „ San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBA „ Philadelphia at Charlotte 3:30 p.m. ABC „ Houston at San Antonio 6 p.m. NBA „ Oklahoma City at New Orleans 9:30 p.m. NBA „ Sacramento at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC „ Boston at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ Washington at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Stoke City 9:30 a.m. FS1 „ Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 11 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Chelsea vs. Tottenham Noon FS1 „ Bundesliga, Mainz vs. Borussia Monchengladbach TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour, Miami Open, mens “ nal, at Key Biscayne, Fla. WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Tournament, championship, Mississippi St. vs. Notre Dame, at Columbus, Ohio stretching especially with those kids that played a lot of minutes last night. We are going to shoot a lot, go through their stuff and our stuff. Thats about it.Ž The Bulldogs won another thriller, beating Louisville in overtime to advance to the title game a second straight year. This time though, it was the first semifinal and the players were able to get to bed about three hours earlier than the previous year. Yeah, we watched the UConn-Notre Dame game but then were able to get to sleep around 12:30 a.m.,Ž said William, who hit the buzzer-beating shot that dropped UConn last season. This time it was Notre Dame that ended the Huskies undefeated season. Arike Ogunbowale hit a jumper from the wing with a second left in overtime to beat UConn. A win on Sunday would give coach Muffet McGraw a second title at Notre Dame. The Irish won in 2001 before falling short in the championship game in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Its all about the mindset,Ž she said. Really its all about this is a game, two teams coming in playing for a national championship. They were here last year. They know what its like. So for us, I think just a matter of continuing to do what weve been doing and not let the pressure of the moment get to us.Ž This might be one of the most improbable NCAA runs by a McGraw team despite being a No. 1 seed. The Irish lost four players over the season to ACL injuries. They never felt sorry for themselves. We actually didnt really talk about it at all,Ž McGraw said. We just constantly focus on what we have, what we can do, whos going to step up, how are the roles changing? What do you need to do now? We never even talked about where we could be or what we should be thinking. We just kept focusing them on the future.Ž This will be the first time these teams have played each other. Schaefer, however, is no stranger to McGraw and the Irish. He was an assistant coach on the Texas A&M team that beat Notre Dame to win the 2011 national championship. The Irish will need to find a way to deal with Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan. She had 21 points and a Final Four-record 25 rebounds against Louisville. Youve got to try to get a body on her, but shes just so darn big that you cant outjump her,Ž McGraw said. Weve got to try to keep her off. She does such a great job with her body of getting great position. So I dont know. We have a couple of plans that well go to, and hopefully one of them will work.ŽTITLEFrom Page 1 another upset. The Ramblers were the fourth 11th-seeded team to make it this far and like the previous three, the semifinals were the end of the road. Coach Porter Moser said he was proud of players Ben Richardson, Aundre Jackson and Donte Ingram for holding it together during a postgame news conference, answering questions with red eyes and long faces. But it was as tough a locker room as Ive seen because they believed they belonged and they believed like they wanted to advance,Ž Moser said. Loyola had no answers for the 6-foot-11 Wagner, and its offense, so smooth and efficient on the way to San Antonio, broke down in the second half and finished with 17 turnovers. Wagner, playing in front of his parents who made the trip from Germany, had 15 rebounds and was 10 for 16 from the field. Matthews, the Kentucky transfer and Chicago native, had a run-out dunk with 1:33 left that made it 63-53. And that was that. Wagner became the third player in the last 40 years with a 20 and 15 game in a Final Four game joining Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston in 1983 (then known as Akeem) and Larry Bird of Indiana State in 1979.NCAAFrom Page 1 Associated PressBOSTON „ Nick Holden has only been in Boston for about a month, and hes already learned that he needs to keep his stick on the ice when hes playing with David Krejci. When you think the puck cant get there, he can get it there,Ž Holden said after scoring his first goal in a Bruins uniform, tapping in a spinning, perfectly place pass from Krejci to help Boston beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.RED WINGS 2, SENATORS 0: Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots for his “ rst shutout of the season as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Ottawa Senators for their third straight win. Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou scored to help Detroit gets its longest winning streak since a season-high four-game stretch Dec. 29 to Jan. 5. Mike Condon “ nished with 25 saves for the Senat ors, who were blanked for the ninth time this season. CANUCKS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4, OT: Alex Edler scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a wild win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Edler picked up a loose puck in the Blue Jackets end, waited patiently, then beat Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo with a shot to the far side. Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists against his former team, and Darren Archibald, Bo Horvat and Nikolay Goldobin also scored for the Canucks, who tied a season-high with their fourth straight win and “ fth in six games after a seven-game skid. DEVILS 4, ISLANDERS 3: Taylor Hall scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils took a major step toward their “ rst playoff berth since 2012 with a victory over the New York Islanders. Coupled with Floridas 5-1 loss to Boston earlier in the day, the Devils opened a “ ve-point lead over the Panthers in the race for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and moved within a point of idle Philadelphia for the top wild-card spot. RANGERS 2, HURRICANES 1: Ryan Sproul scored and Kevin Hayes added a short-handed goal, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes to eliminate them from the playoff race. Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves for the Rangers, who entered having lost three straight and six of seven „ going 1-4-2 in that stretch „ and were formally knocked out of the postseason chase earlier in the week. Jeff Skinner scored and Cam Ward made 18 saves for the Hurricanes, whose longshot playoff hopes were snuffed out and will miss out for the ninth straight year „ the longest active postseason drought in the NHL. For the third consecutive season, their of“ cial elimination came in their 79th game. PENGUINS 5, CANADIENS 2: The Pittsburgh Penguins quest for a three-peat is of“ cially on. Patric Hornqvist picked up his 200th career goal and the twotime defending Stanley Cup champions clinched their 12th straight playoff berth with a victory over the Montreal Canadiens. Phil Kessel, Riley Sheahan, Conor Sheary and Carl Hagelin also scored for Pittsburgh, which dominated the largely listless Canadiens to improve to 17-1-1 in their last 19 games at PPG Paints Arena. Matt Murray “ nished with 24 saves for the Penguins, who swept their season series with Montreal for only the second time in franchise history. JETS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Josh Morrissey and Dustin Byfuglien scored 1:10 apart in the second period as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. Andrew Copp had the other goal for Winnipeg, while Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots in a matchup of the only two Canadian teams headed to the playoffs. Patrick Marleau scored for Toronto, and Curtis McElhinney had 26 saves.Bruins beat Panthers, regain “ rst place in EastAP PHOTOBoston Bruins Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal with Kevan Miller (86) during the second period against the Florida Panthers Saturday in Boston. Associated PressBlake Griffin sat with his injured ankle wrapped on one side of the locker room while Reggie Jackson dressed on the other. The Detroit Pistons didnt get to see much of them together on the court, part of the reason their playoff hopes are just about finished. So theyre trying to take the positives from a strong finish in a season where so much else went wrong. Andre Drummond narrowly missed a second straight 20-20 game with 22 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pistons beat the New York Knicks for their fourth straight victory. Jackson and Anthony Tolliver each scored 17 points for the Pistons, who won for the sixth time in seven games despite playing without Griffin because of a bone bruise. Reggie Bullock added 16. Michael Beasley scored 32 points and Trey Burke Jr. added 18 points and 15 assists for the Knicks, who have dropped three straight and locked up another 50-loss season.CELTICS 110, RAPTORS 99: Marcus Morris had 25 points and nine rebounds before getting ejected in the closing seconds, and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors. Jayson Tatum added 24 points, six rebounds and four assists as Boston posted its sixth straight win and moved within two games of Toronto for the top seed in the East. Both teams have six games remaining. They meet for the “ nal time on Wednesday in Toronto. Things got heated in the “ nal seconds when four technical fouls were assessed between the teams. Morris was hit with two and was tossed. Torontos C.J. Miles and Serge Ibaka received one each. For Morris, it was his fourth straight game with at least 20 points. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 32 points, seven rebou nds and seven assists. Ibaka added 15 points and 10 rebounds.Pistons, Drummond top Knicks AP PHOTODetroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) drives to the basket against New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet during the first half Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. 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The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 SP Page 3 € Completely Renovated and Under New Ownership and Management € Bob Tway, 1986 PGA Champion Design € Home to the only Sorenstam Academy € Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Cahoots1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 Phone: (941) 429-0500 Host site May 12th for Drive, Chip & Putt. All Boys and Girls ages 7 to 15 can start their journey to Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters here. Register at: drivechipandputt.comadno=720530during the trophy ceremony when tournament director James Blake mentioned the relocation. I was kind of confused by that,Ž she said. Im excited for the move. I think it will be great for the tournament „ a new facility. Im sure it will be beautiful.Ž Mike and Bob Bryan won their 115th doubles title and their biggest in nearly two years when they beat Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4. John Isner tries for the biggest title of his career Sunday when he faces Alexander Zverev in the mens final. Isner could give the United States its first sweep at Key Biscayne since 2004, when the champions were Andy Roddick and Serena Williams. The No. 13-seeded Stephens won with defense, repeatedly extending rallies until Ostapenko would make a mistake. Ostapenko had a 25-6 advantage in winners but committed 48 unforced errors to 21 by Stephens. She was moving really well,Ž Ostapenko said. Sometimes I was going for an aggressive winner when I didnt have to. I was sometimes missing shots I was normally making this week.Ž Stephens was the surprise champion at the U.S. Open last September, and then lost her next eight matches, including the first two of 2018. But she shook her slump on Key Biscayne, improved to 6-0 in finals and will break into the top 10 for first time next week at No. 9. Its incredible,Ž Stephens said. I knew if I just got back to the drawing board I would be OK. I wasnt expecting a title here. I just wanted to make sure I got my game back where I wanted to be.Ž Stephens and the No. 6-seeded Ostapenko, last years French Open champion, battled almost exclusively from the baseline, and the quality of play was often ragged. The finalists traded breaks for four games, and Stephens was broken twice more when serving for the first set. She wobbled again leading 6-2 in the pivotal tiebreaker, committing unforced errors to squander consecutive set points. But Ostapenko dumped an easy backhand into the net to lose the set, and the Latvian appeared to tire after that. Stephens said she benefited from a pep talk by her coach after the opening set. I was a little nervous, and it was showing in my game,Ž she said. My feet werent moving, and I wasnt swinging through the ball. I just needed a little bit of a reminder to just go for it if I wanted to take the title.Ž Stephens swept the final six games, clinching one with the shot of the match. Ostapenko chased down a drop shot and punched it back, but Stephens stretched near the baseline to hit a forehand volley cross-court for a winner. That made it 5-1, and on championship point moments later, Ostapenko sent a forehand wide. Stephens celebrated by pumping both fists to cheers from her hometown crowd. She enjoyed the support of fans and family and more. Half the people I didnt even know,Ž she said. It was amazing they came out and supported me. It makes you feel good.Ž Paul Dunne of Ireland (69) „ and none of them has a spot at Augusta yet either. Hossler has popped up on a major leaderboard before „ he briefly led the 2012 U.S. Open while still in high school „ and he said getting to the Masters would be as good as it gets.Ž But he said contemplating that opportunity would only lead to troubleŽ on Sunday. Poulter shot 64 on Friday after opening with a 73 that had him packing his bags in anticipation of a missed cut. It was the first time since his last victory in 2012 that he had consecutive rounds of 65 or better on the PGA Tour.Asked if his rounds ranked among the best back-to-back efforts in his 23 years of touring professionally, Poulter said, From a putting standpoint, yes, absolutel y .Ž It was a simple fix for the English veteran renowned for making crucial putts on winning Ryder Cup teams. He opened his shoulders slightly, allowing him to see the lines better, and has played his last 40 holes in 16 under, without a bogey. Hopefully Ive found the key,Ž Poulter said. I need to write it down and, when its not there, I need to read it.Ž Poulter nearly made it into the Masters last week with a run to the quarterfinals at the Dell Technologies Match Play, which improved his world ranking to 51st „ just missing the cutoff to move into the top 50. Making matters worse, he had been told by media members that his quarterfinals appearance would guarantee him enough ranking points. But just before he began his quarterfinal match, officials informed him that hed need to make the semis. The news knocked Poulter off his game and he lost badly, 8 and 6, to Kevin Kisner. Some people were getting in my head space, which is never good,Ž Poulter said. Yeah, maybe I was a bit angry on Thursday. Maybe I was kind of forcing, trying to force my way into (the Masters). That didnt work, so I had to re-think it. I kind of had to flow the cobwebs out, reset and go again.Ž Rickie Fowler birdied three of the first four holes to move into the lead before he faltered with a double bogey on the sixth hole and a triple bogey „ including a three-putt from inside 7 feet „ on the par-5 13th. He shot 73 and was five shots back. Jordan Spieth, whose putter appeared to be heating up after a seasonlong slump, had four three-putts in the first eight holes „ including two misses from inside 4 feet „ and shot 71. He trailed by four shots. Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar were 11 under, among the dozen players within three shots of the lead.TENNISFrom Page 1GOLFFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOIan Poulter hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the Houston Open, Saturday, in Humble, Texas. By DAN GREENSPAN Associated PressCARSON, Calif. „ Zlatan Ibrahimovic couldnt have scripted his Hollywood debut any better. The superstar Swedish forward scored twice in his first MLS game to cap the Los Angeles Galaxys comeback from three goals down to beat LAFC 4-3 on Saturday. I gave them Zlatan,Ž Ibrahimovic said. Ibrahimovic won it in the opening seconds of stoppage time with a header off a cross by Ashley Cole to send a sold-out StubHub Center into hysterics. After that, I was like, Just stop the game now. I dont want to feel any more adrenaline,Ž Ibrahimovic said. Ibrahimovics first goal in America was more audacious, scoring on a 40-yard kick when he caught LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller off his line to tie the score 3-3 in the 77th minute. Still working his way back to full fitness after sustaining a major knee injury last April, Ibrahimovic said the play was more about being able to make it through the rest of the match than heralding his long-anticipated arrival in spectacular fashion. I felt like I played 40 games for my 20 minutes,Ž Ibrahimovic said. I said this time I shoot, I dont run with the ball. Thats the ball that went in. I said I will save strength to play another 15 minutes.Ž No matter the intention behind the goal, Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid was blown away by the natural talent required to make it happen. Thats just world class. You cant teach that,Ž Schmid said. You cant do something brilliant unless you dare to be brilliant, and Ibrahimovic is a perfect definition of the guy who always dares to be brilliant. Thats got to be a goal thats going to go around the world. Im sure it will be a YouTube sensation, its fantastic.Ž It continued Ibrahimovics streak of scoring in his first game for every club he has played for. Ibrahimovic replaced Sebastian Lletget in the 71st minute shortly after chants of We want ZlatanŽ started in earnest. Ibrahimovics first touch came in the 73rd minute and helped lead to a goal by Chris Pontius on a header to pull to 3-2. Lletget started the Galaxys comeback by scoring in the 61st minute. It was a good team effort, but, in the end, I think it was a Zlatan day,Ž Galaxy forward Ola Kamara said. It was a stunning reversal after the first meeting between the first-year expansion team and five-time MLS Cup winners was a rout in favor of the newcomers in the first half, with Carlos Vela scoring twice.By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Washington coach Scott Brooks was excited to have his FerrariŽ back. Now the Wizards will ride into the playoffs at full strength. All-star John Wall had 15 points and 14 assists in his first game in two months, Otto Porter Jr. had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-93 on Saturday to clinch their fourth playoff berth in five seasons. That Ferrari is pretty good,Ž Brooks said referring to Wall. He got a lot of open shots for a lot of players. Thats what he does at the highest level in the league.Ž Wall, who last played on Jan. 25 and had left knee surgery six days later, made his first shot of the game „ a 3-pointer from the top of the key „ and played 33 minutes. It was good to see my first shot go in,Ž Wall said. Bradley Beal scored 22 points and hit 6 of 8 3-pointers as the Wizards tied a franchise high with 18 made shots from deep. Washington beat Charlotte for the first time in four tries this season. The Wizards went 15-12 without Wall, but had lost four of five to slip into sixth place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of both Miami and Milwaukee entering Saturday. We dont know who we play and we really dont care who we play. We just want to play well going into the playoffs,Ž Brooks said. The Wizards would currently match up with LeBron James and thirdplace Cleveland. Wall had averaged 19.4 points and 9.3 assists in 37 games before the injury. Dwight Howard had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who have now lost two straight after winning four in a row. Kemba Walker finished with seven points, just the fourth time this season the All-Star failed to reach double figures. I just think turnovers killed us,Ž Howard said as Charlotte had 17 turnovers compared to 11 for Washington. I want to say so much that it was John Wall coming back, but I think it was just turnovers.Ž Nine different Wizards „ including Wall „ had at least one steal. Their defense is aggressive,Ž Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. That was the difference in the game.Ž Trailing 51-50 at the half, Washington outscored the Hornets 37-23 in the third quarter and never looked back. Bradley Beal scored 14 points in the third, while Mike Scott had 11 of his 15 points in the quarter. Wall had five assists and the Wizards assisted on 12 of 14 shots in the third. Asked afterwards if he was in pain after playing for the first time in two months, Wall responded: Im cool.Ž Brooks said Wall would not play Sunday in Chicago, avoiding a back-to-back so early in his return.OUT LIKE A LAMBCharlotte reserve guard Jeremy Lamb missed his second game of the season with left foot soreness. Lamb, who leads the Hornets bench with 13.1 points per game, had averaged 17.6 points in the previous three meetings with Washington, including 24 on Nov. 22. AP PHOTOLos Angeles FCs Diego Rossi dribbles the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. AP PHOTOWashington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots over Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) during the second half in Washington. All-star John Wall back as Wizards winIbrahimovic leads Galaxy rallyMLS: Galaxy 4, LAFC 3 NBA: Wizards 107, Hornets 93


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Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis6 (Fowler3,Martinez,Molina,DeJong)NewYork 6(Frazier2,dArnaud,Gonzalez2,Rosario). RISP„St.Louis1for11NewYork2for13. Runnersmovedup„Carpenter,Ozuna,Wong, Gsellman,Bruce. ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Wacha,L,0-14.25 442295 7.71 Norris1.12 000218 0.00 Sherriff.11 1110 1227.00 Tuivailala12 111117 9.00 Lyons.21001040.00 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrm,W,1-05.24 1117101 1.59 Gsellman,H,1.22 000114 0.00 Swarzk,H,11.11 111230 3.86 Familia,S,1-11.10 001230 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Norris1-0,Tuivailala 2-1,Lyons2-1,Gsellman1-0,Swarzak2-0, Familia1-0.HBP„Wacha(Frazier).WP„Norris, Familia,Tuivailala. Umpires„Home,BrianONoraFirst,CB BucknorSecond,ChrisConroyThird,Fieldin Culbreth. T„3:22.A„36,098(41,922).BLUEJAYS5,YANKEES3NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Walkerdh300010.200 Judgecf400001.167 Stantonrf301010.333 Gregoriusss401000.300 Sanchezc400000.077 Drury3b310010.300 McKinneylf000000.250 Gardnerlf300011.167 Austin1b322301.333 Wade2b300001.125 TOTALS3034344 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pearcelf310001.200 a-Grandersonph-lf101000.333 Donaldsondh311012.100 Smoak1b403200.364 Solarte3b411100.250 Grichukrf301011.200 Pillarcf321010.333 Diazss400002.000 Mailec301110.333 Ngoepe2b400003.000 TOTALS3259449 NEWYORK000020100„342 TORONTO10100102„590 a-singledforPearceinthe7th. E„Drury(1),Betances(1).LOB„NewYork 4,Toronto7.2B„Stanton(2),Gregorius(2), Donaldson(1),Smoak(2).HR„Austin(1), offEstradaAustin(2),offEstradaSolarte (1),offBetances.RBIs„Austin3(3),Smoak 2(2),Solarte(2),Maile(1).SB„Pillar3(3), Maile(1).CS„Granderson(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork 2(Gregorius,Sanchez)Toronto3(Pillar2, Ngoepe).RISP„NewYork0for2Toronto2 for7. Runnersmovedup„Diaz.GIDP„Judge, Solarte. DP„NewYork1(Drury,Wade,Austin) Toronto1(Solarte,Ngoepe,Smoak). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Sabathia55 212484 1.80 Warren.201110 713.50 Holder.11 000170.00 Betances,L,0-123 221440 9.00 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Estrada74 333291 3.86 Tepera,W,1-010 001113 0.00 Osuna,S,1-110 000110 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Holder1-1. Umpires„Home,ScottBarryFirst,Dave RackleySecond,KerwinDanleyThird,Paul Nauert. T„2:37.A„37,692(53,506).INDIANS6,MARINERS5CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss501001.111 Kipnis2b412000.429 Ramirez3b400000.000 Encarnaciondh310011.200 Daviscf-lf310011.000 Alonso1b221421.167 Guyerlf200000.000 a-Zimmerph-cf200000.000 Gomesc411203.286 Chisenhallrf401001.286 TOTALS3366648 SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordoncf512001.375 Segurass401102.125 Cano2b413101.571 Cruzdh311200.333 b-Herediaph-dh100000.000 Seager3b400001.000 Hanigerrf311110.667 Healy1b400002.000 Marjamac300000.000 c-Vogelbachph100001.000 Suzukilf412000.333 TOTALS36510518 CLEVELAND400200000„660 SEATTLE012002000„5100 a-”iedoutforGuyerinthe5th.b-”iedout forCruzinthe8th.c-struckoutforMarjama inthe9th. LOB„Cleveland4,Seattle5.2B„Kipnis(1), Cano(1).HR„Alonso(1),offPaxtonGomes (1),offPaxtonHaniger(1),offCarrasco Cruz(2),offCarrasco.RBIs„Alonso4(4), Gomes2(3),Segura(1),Cano(1),Cruz2 (4),Haniger(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cleveland1 (Ramirez)Seattle2(Segura,Healy).RISP„ Cleveland1for3Seattle2for7. LIDP„Cruz. DP„Cleveland1(Alonso,Lindor). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Crrsco,W,1-05.27 550477 7.94 McAllister,H,110 000080.00 Miller,H,11.13 001326 0.00 Allen,S,1-110 000110 0.00 SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Paxton,L,0-14.26 6644 10411.57 Lawrence2.20 000236 0.00 Rzepczynski.20 000150.00 Altavilla10 000110 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Lawrence1-0. Umpires„Home,AlfonsoMarquezFirst, JimWolfSecond,D.J.ReyburnThird,Sam Holbrook. T„2:47.A„35,881(47,943).ASTROS9,RANGERS3HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springerrf401112.250 Bregman3b500000.091 Altuve2b524100.545 Fisherlf000000.000 Correass524200.455 Gonzalezlf-2b301211.222 Gattisdh411012.182 Davis1b500002.000 McCannc422111.375 Marisnickcf521201.222 TOTALS40914949 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Andrusss332110.600 Gallo1b400003.167 Beltre3b301101.364 Profar3b000010--Mazararf402101.300 Choodh300011.364 Odor2b400001.111 Centenoc400001.000 Robinsonlf300013.000 Toccicf400002.000 TOTALS32353413 HOUSTON031011210„9140 TEXAS001001010„350 LOB„Houston9,Texas6.2B„Springer(1), Correa(2),Gonzalez(1),Gattis(2),Beltre (2).HR„Marisnick(2),offMooreCorrea (1),offChavezAndrus(1),offMcCullers. RBIs„Springer(2),Altuve(2),Correa2 (3),Gonzalez2(2),McCann(1),Marisnick 2(3),Andrus(2),Beltre(1),Mazara(2). SF„Gonzalez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston 5(Bregman,Correa,Gonzalez,Davis, Marisnick)Texas3(Choo2,Odor).RISP„ Houston4for14Texas1for5. Runnersmovedup„Choo. HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA McClrs,W,1-05.1422110913.38 Harris.20 000170.00 Sipp1.21 112232 5.40 McHugh1.1 0001021 0.00 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Moore,L,0-147 440685 9.00 Gardewine12 110014 9.00 Chavez2433013513.50 Diekman.1011211327.00 Leclerc.21 000016 0.00 Bush10 002120 4.50 Inheritedrunners-scored„Harris1-0, McHugh2-0,Leclerc2-1.WP„Moore2, Bush. Umpires„Home,EdHickoxFirst,Gabe MoralesSecond,JerryMealsThird,Ron Kulpa. T„3:19.A„36,892(49,115).ANGELS8,ATHLETICS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b422201.357 Troutcf523201.267 Uptonlf511101.214 Pujolsdh502200.286 Calhounrf500001.231 Simmonsss501100.333 Valbuena3b501000.100 Marte1b310010.000 Riverac422002.500 TOTALS41812816 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Joycedh500001.182 Semienss501001.357 Lowrie2b411011.308 Davislf312011.400 Olson1b210022.182 Piscottyrf401201.167 Chapman3b302110.273 Powellcf400002 .200 Maxwellc401000.250 TOTALS3438359 LOSANGELES102013001„8120 OAKLAND000003000„381 E„Semien(1).LOB„LosAngeles8,Oakland 9.2B„Cozart(2),Trout2(2),Upton(1), Pujols(1),Rivera(1),Semien(1),Davis2 (2),Chapman(1).3B„Cozart(1).RBIs„ Cozart2(3),Trout2(3),Upton(1),Pujols2 (3),Simmons(2),Piscotty2(2),Chapman (1).SB„Trout(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„LosAngeles 4(Trout,Calhoun2,Simmons)Oakland 5(Olson2,Piscotty, Powell2). RISP„Los Angeles6for19Oakland3for6. GIDP„ Powell. DP„LosAngeles1(Simmons,Cozart, Marte). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Shmkr,W,1-05.243344904.76 Bedrosian.110001713.50 Alvarez.220000130.00 Johnson,H,11.100012290.00 Bard110002150.00 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Mngdn,L,0-15.27 6515100 7.94 Hendriks.12 1100 1327.00 Coulombe11 000010 0.00 Pagan22110129 6.00 Coulombepitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Bedrosian2-1, Johnson2-0,Hendriks2-2,Pagan1-0.HBP„ Pagan(Cozart).WP„Mengden2,Hendriks. Umpires„Home,ChadFairchildFirst,Will LittleSecond,TedBarrettThird,Lance Barksdale. T„3:23.A„17,012(46,765).REDSOX3,RAYS2BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf401010.182 Benintendicf300021.000 Ramirezdh511000.250 Martinezlf412000.200 Bogaertsss413200.667 Moreland1b300010.000 Nunez3b400001.250 Holt2b200021.000 Leonc400002.000 Totals3337265 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Spandh401011.286 Kiermaiercf400000.091 Gomezrf422100.182 Miller1b400002.143 Duffy3b403000.333 Wendle2b300102.000 Hechavarriass400001.182 M.Smithlf301010.333 Sucrec201011.500 a-Cronph100000.125 Totals3328237 BOSTON010101000„370 TAMPABAY000001010„281 a-linedoutforSucreinthe9th. E„Duffy(1).LOB„Boston9,TampaBay8. 2B„Betts(1),Ramirez(1),Martinez(1), Bogaerts(5),Gomez(1).HR„Bogaerts (1),offKittredgeGomez(1),offPoyner. RBIs„Bogaerts2(2),Gomez(1),Wendle (1).SB„Ramirez(1),Duffy(1).CS„Betts (1).SF„Wendle. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Boston 5(Benintendi,Holt,Leon3)TampaBay4 (Kiermaier2,Hechavarria2).RISP„Boston 1for12TampaBay1for7. Runnersmovedup„Moreland.LIDP„Cron. GIDP„Ramirez. DP„Boston1(Bogaerts,Moreland)Tampa Bay1(Hechavarria,Wendle,Miller). BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Prcello,W,1-05.16 111489 1.69 Hembree,H,11.10 001221 0.00 Poyner,H,1.21 1100 913.50 C.Smith,H,1.21 0001 1313.50 Kimbrel,S,2-210 001016 0.00 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kttrdge,L,0-13.132111572.70 Yarbrough44 113373 2.25 Romo.200011130.00 Roe100010136.75 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hembree2-1, Poyner1-0,Yarbrough1-1,Romo2-0. WP„Hembree. Umpires„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Manny GonzalezSecond,JeffNelsonThird,Laz Diaz. T„3:21.A„17,838(42,735).ALLEADERS BATTING: Davidson,Chicago,.750;Engel,Chicago, .667;Haniger,Seattle,.667; Bogaerts,Boston,.625; Andrus,Texas,.571;Cano, Seattle,.571;Anderson, Chicago,.500;Butera,Kansas City,.500;Choo,Texas,.500; MMachado,Baltimore,.500. RUNS: Davidson,Chicago, 4;Anderson,Chicago,3; Bogaerts,Boston,3;Pillar, Toronto,3;Stanton,New York,3;17tiedat2. RBI: Davidson,Chicago,5; Alonso,Cleveland,4;Cruz, Seattle,4;KDavis,Oakland,4; Stanton,NewYork,4;8tied at3. HITS: Bogaerts,Boston, 5;Andrus,Texas,4;Cano, Seattle,4;Choo,Texas,4; Haniger,Seattle,4;Semien, Oakland,4;Smoak,Toronto, 4;Stanton,NewYork,4;13 tiedat3. DOUBLES: Bogaerts,Boston, 4;Gregorius,NewYork,2; DMachado,Detroit,2;Smoak, Toronto,2;Stanton,New York,2;20tiedat1. TRIPLES: Calhoun,LosAngeles,1;Gre g orius,NewYork,1; Joseph,Baltimore,1;Powell, Oakland,1;Span,Tampa Bay,1. HOMERUNS: Davidson,Chicago,3;Anderson,Chicago, 2;Austin,NewYork,2;Cruz, Seattle,2;Stanton,NewYork, 2;20tiedat1. PITCHING: Bleier,Baltimore, 1-0;Carrasco,Cleveland,1-0; Fister,Texas,1-0;Hatcher, Oakland,1-0;Hernandez, Seattle,1-0;Price,Boston, 1-0;Pruitt,TampaBay,1-0; Severino,NewYork,1-0; Shields,Chicago,1-0;Skaggs, LosAngeles,1-0;Tanaka, NewYork,1-0;Tepera, Toronto,1-0;Verlander, Houston,1-0. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston,9; Kluber,Cleveland,8;Tanaka, NewYork,8;Zimmermann, Detroit,8;Bundy,Baltimore, 7;Hamels,Texas,7;Manaea, Oakland,7;Odorizzi,Minnesota,7;Severino,NewYork, 7;Archer,TampaBay,6. NLLEADERS BATTING: Gennett,Cincinnati,1.000;Iannetta, Colorado,.714;Martinez, St.Louis,.714;Harper, Washington,.667;Nimmo, NewYork,.667;Plawecki, NewYork,.667;Polanco, Pittsburgh,.600;Ahmed, Arizona,.571;4tiedat.500. RUNS: Freeman,Atlanta,4; Ahmed,Arizona,3;Bryant, Chicago,3;Crawford, Philadelphia,3;Harrison, Pittsbur g h,3;Owin g s, Arizona,3;Peralta,Arizona, 3;Polanco,Pittsburgh,3; Pollock,Arizona,3;16tied at2. RBI: Ahmed,Arizona, 5;Braun,Milwaukee,5; Cespedes,NewYork,4; Lamb,Arizona,4;Polanco, Pittsburgh,4;7tiedat3. HITS: Cain,Milwaukee, 5;Iannetta,Colorado,5; Martinez,St.Louis,5;9tied at4. DOUBLES: Bryant,Chicago, 2;Cabrera,NewYork, 2;Cain,Milwaukee,2; Hoskins,Philadelphia,2; Shaw,Milwaukee,2;20tied at1. TRIPLES: Dietrich,Miami, 1;Dyson,Arizona,1;Marte, Pittsburgh,1;Pollock, Arizona,1. HOMERUNS: Panik,San Francisco,2;24tiedat1. PITCHING: Blach,San Francisco,1-0;Brault,Pittsburgh,1-0;Cishek,Chicago, 1-0;Corbin,Arizona,1-0; Despaigne,Miami,1-0; Drake,Milwaukee,1-0; Hutchison,Philadelphia, 1-0;Jeffress,Milwaukee, 1-0;Ray,Arizona,1-0; Scherzer,Washington,1-0; Syndergaard,NewYork, 1-0;Vizcaino,Atlanta,1-0; Watson,SanFrancisco,1-0; deGrom,NewYork,1-0. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer,Washington,10; Syndergaard,NewYork, 10;Corbin,Arizona,8;Ray, Arizona,8;Smith,Miami,8.BOXSCORES ROUNDUPIndians6,Mariners5: YonderAlonsohithisthirdcareergrandslam inthe“rstinning,YanGomesaddedatwo-runshotandtheClevelandIndiansheldonforawin. BlueJays5,Yankees3: YangervisSolartehitatiebreakinghomerin theeighthinningandKevinPillaraddedaninsurancerunbystealingsecond,thirdandhometosendtheTorontoBlueJaysoverthe NewYorkYankees5-3Saturdayfortheir“rstwinoftheseason. Nationals13,Reds7: AdamEatonhadsolohomeramonghis career-high“vehitsandBrianGoodwinhithis“rstcareergrand slam.. Mets6,Cardinals2: YoenisCespedesandTravisdArnaudhomered, ToddFrazierdroveinthreerunsandtheNewYorkMetsbeatthe St.LouisCardinals6-2Saturday. Astros9,Rangers3: LanceMcCullersJr.struckout10in51/3 innings,CarlosCorreaandJakeMarisnickhittwo-runhomers. Angels8,Athletics3: MikeTrouthadthreehitsandtwoRBIs,Zack Cozartalsodroveintworuns. RedSox3,Rays2: XanderBogaertshomered,RickPorcellocarried ashutoutintothesixthinning. Postponed: PittsburghatDetroit.TODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISON THISDATEINBASEBALL1931: PitcherVirneMitchell,17,signedwiththeChattanoogaclubofTennessee,becomingthe“rstwomanto playforanotherwiseall-malebaseballteam. 1972: The“rstcollectiveplayersstrikeinmajorleague historybegan.Thestrikelasted12daysandcanceled86 games. 1996: UmpireJohnMcSherry,51,whoplannedtosee doctorsthenextdayaboutanirregularheartbeat,collapsedsevenpitchesintoCincinnatisopeneranddiedat ahospitalaboutanhourlater. 1970: AninvestmentgroupheadedbyBudSeligbought theSeattlepilotsfor$10.8million. 1989: A.BartlettGiamattitookoverasbaseball commissioner. 2001: TheTorontoBlueJaysbeattheTexasRangers8-1 whenthemajorleaguebaseballseasonopenedinSan Juan,PuertoRico. 2013: BryceHarperhomeredinhis“rsttwoat-bats, StephenStrasburgretired19battersinarowandthe defendingNLEastchampionWashingtonNationals openedtheseasonwitha2-0victoryovertheMiami Marlins.Harper,thereigningNLRookieoftheYear,hit soloshotsovertheout-of-townscoreboardinright-center“eldoffRickyNolascointhe“rstandfourthinnings. Todaysbirthday: DanielMurphy,33.NATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisWeaver(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkMatz(L)1:10p0-00.000-00-14.110.38 ChicagoQuintana(L)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiPeters(L)1:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 WashingtonGonzalez(L)0-00.000-01-08.10.00 CincinnatiRomano(R)4:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 SanFran.Stratton(R)0-00.000-00-14.16.23 LosAngelesHill(L)8:37p0-00.000-02-016.21.62AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MinnesotaBerrios(R)0-00.000-02-012.14.38 BaltimoreGausman(R)1:05p0-00.000-00-04.011.25 NewYorkGray(R)0-00.000-01-218.01.50 TorontoStroman(R)1:07p0-00.000-01-223.25.32 BostonVelazquez(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TampaBayFaria(R)1:10p0-00.000-01-09.01.00 ChicagoLopez(R)0-00.000-02-018.13.44 KansasCityHammel(R)2:15p0-00.000-00-26.216.20 HoustonCole(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TexasMinor(L)3:05p0-00.000-01-03.22.45 LosAngelesOhtani(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 OaklandGossett(R)4:05p0-00.000-00-16.22.70 ClevelandBauer(R)0-00.000-00-07.01.29 SeattleLeake(R)4:10p0-00.000-00-16.24.05INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP MATCHUPPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghWilliams(R)0-00.000-01-07.00.00 DetroitFulmer(R)1:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 PittsburghKuhl(R)0-00.000-01-06.04.50 DetroitLiriano(L)6:10p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent.NewYorksToddFrazier,right,slidessafelyintothirdbaseonatwo-runtripleas St.LouisMattCarpentercoversthebagduringthe“rstinningofSaturdaysgamein NewYork.[FRANKFRANKLINII/THEASSOCIATEDPRESS]


The Sun / Sunday, April 1, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 55 21 .724 „ x-Boston 53 23 .697 2 x-Philadelphia 45 30 .600 9 New York 27 50 .351 28 Brooklyn 24 51 .320 30 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Washington 42 34 .553 „ Miami 41 35 .539 1 Charlotte 34 43 .442 8 Orlando 22 53 .293 19 Atlanta 21 55 .276 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 46 30 .605 „ x-Indiana 45 31 .592 1 Milwaukee 41 35 .539 5 Detroit 36 40 .474 10 Chicago 25 51 .329 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 62 14 .816 „ San Antonio 44 32 .579 18 New Orleans 43 33 .566 19 Dallas 23 53 .303 39 Memphis 21 54 .280 40 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 47 29 .618 „ Minnesota 44 33 .571 3 Oklahoma City 44 33 .571 3 Utah 43 33 .566 4 Denver 41 35 .539 6 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 54 21 .720 „ L.A. Clippers 41 35 .539 13 L.A. Lakers 33 42 .440 21 Sacramento 24 52 .316 30 Phoenix 19 58 .247 36x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceFridays GamesChicago 90, Orlando 82 Philadelphia 101, Atlanta 91 Cleveland 107, New Orleans 102 Houston 104, Phoenix 103 Denver 126, Oklahoma City 125, OT Minnesota 93, Dallas 92 Utah 107, Memphis 97 Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 96 Milwaukee 124, L.A. Lakers 122, OTSaturdays GamesWashington 107, Charlotte 93 Detroit 115, New York 109 Boston 110, Toronto 99 Brooklyn at Miami, late Golden State at Sacramento, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Dallas at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledPRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Boston 77 49 17 11 109 258 197 x-Tampa Bay 78 52 22 4 108 282 224 x-Toronto 79 47 25 7 101 267 226 Florida 77 39 30 8 86 232 236 Detroit 79 30 38 11 71 207 242 Montreal 78 28 38 12 68 198 250 Ottawa 78 27 40 11 65 210 274 Buffalo 77 24 41 12 60 180 256Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Washington 78 46 25 7 99 244 229 Pittsburgh 79 45 28 6 96 262 243 Columbus 79 44 29 6 94 231 217 Philadelphia 78 39 25 14 92 234 232 New Jersey 78 41 28 9 91 236 235 Carolina 79 35 33 11 81 220 247 N.Y. Rangers 79 34 36 9 77 228 256 N.Y. Islanders 79 32 37 10 74 253 288WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Nashville 77 50 16 11 111 250 196 x-Winnipeg 78 48 20 10 106 260 207 Minnesota 77 43 24 10 96 238 217 St. Louis 77 43 28 6 92 215 202 Colorado 78 42 28 8 92 246 224 Dallas 78 39 31 8 86 220 215 Chicago 79 32 37 10 74 223 245Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Vegas 78 49 22 7 105 260 211 San Jose 78 44 24 10 98 241 214 Los Angeles 79 43 28 8 94 229 194 Anaheim 78 40 25 13 93 220 209 Calgary 78 35 33 10 80 206 239 Edmonton 78 34 38 6 74 225 252 Vancouver 79 30 40 9 69 208 253 Arizona 78 27 40 11 65 195 248 x-clinched playoff spot; 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesCarolina 4, Washington 1 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 4 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Rangers 3 Colorado 5, Chicago 0 Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Vegas 4, St. Louis 3, OTSaturdays GamesBoston 5, Florida 1 Detroit 2, Ottawa 0 Vancouver 5, Columbus 4, OT New Jersey 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 2, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 2 Winnipeg 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota at Dallas, late Buffalo at Nashville, late St. Louis at Arizona, late Edmonton at Calgary, late San Jose at Vegas, lateTodays GamesBoston at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesBuffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.ECHLEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Manchester 68 40 22 3 3 86 249 203 x-Adirondack 68 38 23 3 4 83 217 211 x-Reading 68 37 23 8 0 82 218 187 Wheeling 69 33 27 8 1 75 233 236 Worcester 67 33 26 4 4 74 181 186 Brampton 68 26 32 6 4 62 201 231 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Florida 67 48 13 2 4 102 240 162 x-South Car. 67 45 15 6 1 97 199 141 x-Orlando 69 32 28 6 3 73 203 222 x-Atlanta 69 31 33 2 3 67 199 218 Jacksonville 68 25 36 4 3 57 195 232 Norfolk 69 25 37 6 1 57 205 257 Greenville 68 23 37 7 1 54 195 270 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toledo 69 48 16 3 2 101 231 159 x-Fort Wayne 68 44 18 5 1 94 275 199 Cincinnati 68 38 27 3 0 79 213 204 Kalamazoo 68 34 28 4 2 74 244 240 Indy 67 33 29 4 1 71 225 235 Kansas City 68 33 30 3 2 71 192 208 Quad City 68 22 41 4 1 49 181 280 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Colorado 68 45 17 4 2 96 244 202 x-Idaho 68 41 20 4 3 89 228 178 Wichita 69 33 28 6 2 74 215 222 Allen 68 33 27 6 2 74 222 218 Tulsa 68 31 26 3 8 73 202 211 Utah 68 26 27 9 6 67 218 242 Rapid City 68 22 40 3 3 50 183 254 x-Clinched Playoff Spot y-Clinched Division NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Fridays GamesReading 5, Manchester 4, SO Kalamazoo 3, Norfolk 2 Worcester 3, Brampton 2 Toledo 4, Wheeling 1 Florida 5, Greenville 3 South Carolina 3, Jacksonville 1 Cincinnati 3, Fort Wayne 2, OT Indy 6, Kansas City 3 Colorado 3, Allen 2, OT Tulsa 3, Wichita 2 Rapid City 4, Quad City 3, OT Idaho 5, Utah 0Saturdays GamesReading at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 7 p.m. Greenville at Orlando, 7 p.m. Kalamazoo at Norfolk, 7 p.m. Manchester at Wheeling, 7:05 p.m. Brampton at Worcester, 7:05 p.m. South Carolina at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Indy, 7:35 p.m. Colorado at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Quad City at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Utah at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -200 at Miami +180 St. Louis -118 at New York +108 Washington -148 at Cincinnati +138 at Los Angeles -177 San Francisco +165American Leagueat Kansas City -120 Chicago +110 New York -110 at Toronto +100 Boston -112 at Tampa Bay +102 Houston -149 at Texas +139 Los Angeles -119 at Oakland +109 Cleveland -124 at Seattle +114Interleagueat Detroit (1st) -109 Pittsburgh -101 at Detroit (2nd) Off Pittsburgh OffNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Washington 8 210 at Chicago Philadelphia 2 217 at Charlotte at San Antonio Off Off Houston at L.A. Clippers 2 216 Indiana at Cleveland 11 217 Dallas Oklahoma City 1 226 at New Orleans at Atlanta 2 209 Orlando Detroit 1 210 at Brooklyn at Minnesota Off Off Utah at Denver 3 224 Milwaukee at Golden State 14 215 Phoenix at Portland 14 206 Memphis at L.A. Lakers Off Off Sacramento NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia Off Boston Off at Tampa Bay Off Nashville Off New Jersey -158 at Montreal +148 at Pittsburgh Off Washington Off at Anaheim Off Colorado Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueLOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Nolan Fontana from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Traded RHP Casey Meisner to St. Louis for RHP Josh Lucas and optioned Lucas to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Placed Delino DeShields on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Nick Gardewine from Round Rock (PCL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Louisville (IL). Signed RHP Yovani Gallardo to a one-year contract. Designated C Stuart Turner for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned 1B Ji-Man Choi to Colorado Springs (PCL). Transferred RHP Jimmy Nelson to the 60-day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Ryan Sherriff from Memphis (PCL). Transferred RHP Alex Reyes to the 60-day DL. Signed RHP Greg Holland to a one-year contract and optioned him to Palm Beach (FSL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned C Raffy Lopez to El Paso (PCL). Transferred RHP Colin Rea to the 60day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Joey Lucchesi from San Antonio (TL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Transferred F Andrew White III to Erie (NBAGL).HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCALGARY FLAMES „ Recalled D Oliver Kylington from Stockton (AHL) on an emergency basis. ST. LOUIS BLUES „ Recalled D Chris Butler from San Antonio (AHL) on an emergency basis. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING „ Assigned D Matt Spencer from Syracuse (AHL) to Adirondack (ECHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended Hershey D Tyler Lewington one game. CHICAGO WOLVES „ Recalled D Dmitri Osipov from Quad City (ECHL). TEXAS STARS „ Assigned F Max French to Idaho (ECHL).ECHLADIRONDACK THUNDER „ Released D Adam Larkin. CINCINNATI CYCLONES „ Released F Vasili Glotov. COLORADO EAGLES „ Released D Neal Goff. JACKSONVILLE ICEMEN „ Signed F Colten Veloso. MANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Released F Guillaume Naud. NORFOLK ADMIRALS „ Signed F Ben Greiner. TULSA OILERS „ Signed D Kyle Rhodes. WHEELING NAILERS „ Claimed F Louick Marcotte off waivers from Fort Wayne. WORCESTER RAILERS „ Loaned D Justin Hamonic and F Dwyer Tschantz to Utica (AHL).SOCCERMajor League SoccerMINNESOTA UNITED „ Acquired F Darwin Quintero by transfer from Club America (Liga MX-Mexico).COLLEGESXAVIER „ Promoted mens assistant basketball coach Travis Steele to head coach.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals SaturdayMichigan 69, Loyola of Chicago 57 Villanova (34-4) vs. Kansas (31-7), lateNational Championship MondayMichigan (33-7) vs. Villanova-Kansas winner, 9:20 p.m.MICHIGAN 69, LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 57LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (32-6) Krutwig 7-11 3-4 17, Custer 5-9 4-4 15, Richardson 2-4 0-0 4, Townes 4-12 0-0 8, Ingram 1-4 0-0 2, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, DiNardi 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 3-7 4-4 10, Shanks 0-0 0-0 0, Satterwhite 0-0 1-2 1, Williamson 0-2 0-0 0, Skokna 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 12-14 57. MICHIGAN (33-7) Livers 0-0 0-0 0, Wagner 10-16 1-2 24, Matthews 7-12 2-4 17, Simpson 0-6 0-0 0, Abdur-Rahkman 2-11 3-4 7, Baird 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Teske 1-1 0-0 2, Simmons 1-2 0-0 3, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Poole 2-5 3-4 7, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 2-6 3-4 9. Totals 25-59 12-18 69. Halftime„Loyola of Chicago 29-22. 3-Point Goals„ Loyola of Chicago 1-10 (Custer 1-3, Williamson 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Skokna 0-1, Ingram 0-2, Townes 0-2), Michigan 7-28 (Wagner 3-7, Robinson 2-6, Matthews 1-2, Simmons 1-2, Simpson 0-3, Poole 0-3, Abdur-Rahkman 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Loyola of Chicago 31 (Ingram 9), Michigan 35 (Wagner 14). Assists„Loyola of Chicago 6 (Ingram 2), Michigan 8 (Simpson 3). Total Fouls„Loyola of Chicago 17, Michigan 11.COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONALChampionship Series ( Best-of-3 ) March 26: San Francisco 72, North Texas 62March 28: North Texas 69, San Francisco 55Friday: North Texas 88, San Francisco 77COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT Championship FridayNorthern Colorado 76, UIC 71WOMENS BASKETBALL NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern FINAL FOUR At Columbus, Ohio National Semi“ nals FridayMississippi State 73, Louisville 63, OT Notre Dame 91, UConn 89, OTNational Championship TodayMississippi State (37-1) vs. Notre Dame (34-3), 7 p.m.WOMENS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTChampionship SaturdayIndiana 65, Virginia Tech 57GOLFPGA TOURHOUSTON OPENSaturdays leaders at Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72Third RoundIan Poulter 73-64-65„202 Beau Hossler 65-68-69„202 Greg Chalmers 67-72-65„204 Emiliano Grillo 69-68-67„204 Kevin Tway 65-70-69„204 Paul Dunne 64-71-69„204 Keith Mitchell 67-71-67„205 Robert Garrigus 69-69-67„205 Henrik Stenson 68-68-69„205 Chesson Hadley 68-68-69„205 Matt Kuchar 68-68-69„205 Sam Ryder 66-68-71„205 Luke List 68-68-70„206 Shawn Stefani 67-69-70„206 Jordan Spieth 68-67-71„206 Abraham Ancer 68-66-72„206 Nate Lashley 70-69-68„207 John Huh 70-67-70„207 Bud Cauley 67-69-71„207 Shane Lowry 68-68-71„207 Nicholas Lindheim 68-66-73„207 Rickie Fowler 66-68-73„207 Michael Thompson 67-71-70„208 Scott Piercy 68-70-70„208 Charles Howell III 71-67-70„208 Dawie van der Walt 70-69-69„208 Danny Lee 68-70-70„208 Grayson Murray 67-69-72„208 Julian Suri 66-69-73„208 Ryan Armour 66-70-72„208 Tom Lovelady 70-69-70„209 Aaron Wise 69-69-71„209 Jamie Lovemark 69-69-71„209 Keegan Bradley 68-71-70„209 Kevin Streelman 68-72-69„209 Jason Dufner 71-67-71„209 Johnson Wagner 71-67-71„209 Nick Watney 71-69-69„209 Andrew Putnam 71-69-69„209 Roberto Daz 68-69-72„209 Matt Every 67-70-72„209 Justin Rose 68-69-72„209 Tony Finau 70-70-69„209 James Hahn 69-67-73„209 Daniel Berger 69-72-68„209 J.B. Holmes 73-68-68„209 Tom Hoge 68-73-68„209 Lucas Glover 65-73-72„210 Troy Merritt 69-69-72„210 Russell Henley 69-71-70„210 Ethan Tracy 70-67-73„210 Hunter Mahan 71-69-70„210 Brett Stegmaier 67-69-74„210 Bronson Burgoon 67-68-75„210 Phil Mickelson 68-71-72„211 Ben Crane 72-67-72„211 Rory Sabbatini 69-71-71„211 Tyler Duncan 68-72-71„211 Tyrone Van Aswegen 72-68-71„211 Sam Saunders 70-66-75„211 Thomas Pieters 69-72-70„211 Martin Piller 68-73-70„211 Brandon Harkins 70-71-70„211 Bobby Gates 70-71-70„211 Adam Schenk 70-69-73„212 Byeong Hun An 69-72-71„212 Ernie Els 70-71-71„212 Seungsu Han 71-70-71„212 Denny McCarthy 68-73-71„212 Aaron Baddeley 71-68-74„213 Sean OHair 71-68-74„213 Seamus Power 67-72-74„213 Chad Campbell 69-71-73„213 Matt Jones 70-71-72„213 Rob Oppenheim 69-72-72„213Made cut did not “ nish Jonathan Byrd 69-70-75„214 Joel Dahmen 68-71-75„214 Bill Haas 68-72-74„214 Scott Brown 71-70-73„214 Lee Westwood 69-70-76„215 Jason Kokrak 67-74-74„215 Ben Silverman 73-68-74„215 Kelly Kraft 70-71-74„215 Scott Stallings 73-68-74„215 Fabin Gmez 68-73-75„216 Richy Werenski 70-71-75„216 Jhonattan Vegas 71-68-78„217 Brandt Snedeker 67-73-77„217 Padraig Harrington 67-73-79„219 Dominic Bozzelli 72-69-79„220 Failed to make the cut Blayne Barber 71-71„142 Harris English 72-70„142 William McGirt 71-71„142 Steve Stricker 67-75„142 Chez Reavie 70-72„142 Stephan Jaeger 68-74„142 Harold Varner III 68-74„142 Brice Garnett 71-71„142 Cody Gribble 71-71„142 Rod Pampling 66-76„142 Michael Kim 71-71„142 C.T. Pan 69-73„142 Alex Cejka 70-72„142 J.J. Henry 68-75„143 Dylan Frittelli 71-72„143 Peter Uihlein 72-71„143 Peter Malnati 72-71„143 Andrew Loupe 69-74„143 D.A. Points 69-74„143 Russell Knox 71-72„143 Chris Kirk 70-73„143 Derek Fathauer 73-70„143 Shubhankar Sharma 73-70„143 Jon Curran 69-75„144 Xinjun Zhang 75-69„144 Zach Cabra 73-71„144 Chris Stroud 71-73„144 Jonas Blixt 70-74„144 K.J. Choi 74-71„145 Geoff Ogilvy 70-75„145 Ryan Palmer 72-73„145 Ryan Baca 70-75„145 Ryan Blaum 70-76„146 Patrick Rodgers 74-72„146 Nick Taylor 73-73„146 Whee Kim 69-77„146 Robert Streb 70-76„146 Lanto Grif“ n 71-75„146 Corey Conners 73-73„146 Mackenzie Hughes 69-77„146 Martin Kaymer 70-77„147 Brian Stuard 74-73„147 Bob Estes 75-72„147 Cameron Tringale 73-74„147 Camilo Villegas 73-75„148 Rafa Cabrera Bello 71-77„148 Retief Goosen 70-78„148 Yuta Ikeda 75-73„148 Talor Gooch 73-75„148 Martin Flores 75-74„149 Jonathan Randolph 74-76„150 Smylie Kaufman 75-78„153 JJ Wood 79-75„154LPGA TOURANA INSPIRATIONFridays leaders at Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif. Purse: $2.8 million. Yardage: 6,763; Par: 72 (adenotes amateur)Second RoundSung Hyun Park 68-64„132 Pernilla Lindberg 65-67„132 Jessica Korda 67-68„135 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-67„137 Charley Hull 69-68„137 Amy Olson 69-68„137 Ayako Uehara 66-71„137 Jennifer Song 69-69„138 a-Albane Valenzuela 67-71„138 Beatriz Recari 66-72„138 Jeong Eun Lee 72-67„139 Alena Sharp 71-68„139 Inbee Park 70-69„139 In Gee Chun 68-71„139 Caroline Masson 72-68„140 Nelly Korda 71-69„140 Bronte Law 70-70„140 Lydia Ko 70-70„140 Sei Young Kim 70-70„140 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-70„140 Sun Young Yoo 69-71„140 Hee Young Park 69-71„140 Cristie Kerr 68-72„140 Lexi Thompson 68-72„140 Ha Na Jang 67-73„140 Ryann OToole 72-69„141 Ariya Jutanugarn 72-69„141 Shanshan Feng 71-70„141 In-Kyung Kim 71-70„141 Jeongeun Lee 71-70„141 Azahara Munoz 71-70„141 Brittany Altomare 68-73„141 Chella Choi 68-73„141 Michelle Wie 75-67„142 Marina Alex 73-69„142 a-Rose Zhang 72-70„142 Austin Ernst 72-70„142 a-Atthaya Thitikul 71-71„142 Paula Creamer 70-72„142 Emma Talley 69-73„142 Laetitia Beck 74-69„143 a-Lilia Vu 73-70„143 Anna Nordqvist 73-70„143 Hyejin Choi 73-70„143 Tiffany Joh 72-71„143 Stacy Lewis 72-71„143 Sandra Gal 72-71„143 Nicole Broch Larsen 71-72„143 Sarah Jane Smith 71-72„143 Caroline Inglis 71-72„143 Lindy Duncan 70-73„143 Pornanong Phatlum 70-73„143 Kim Kaufman 70-73„143 Nasa Hataoka 70-73„143 Lizette Salas 75-69„144 Wei-Ling Hsu 74-70„144 Mirim Lee 73-71„144 Jin Young Ko 72-72„144 Jenny Shin 71-73„144 Jacqui Concolino 71-73„144 Madelene Sagstrom 70-74„144 Hannah Green 70-74„144 Morgan Pressel 76-69„145 So Yeon Ryu 75-70„145 Minjee Lee 74-71„145 Candie Kung 73-72„145 Catriona Matthew 73-72„145 Angela Stanford 72-73„145 Florentyna Parker 72-73„145 Ai Suzuki 72-73„145 Mi Jung Hur 71-74„145 Gaby Lopez 71-74„145 Cydney Clanton 71-74„145 Angel Yin 70-75„145 Brooke M. Henderson 70-75„145 Kris Tamulis 69-76„145 Failed to make the cut Danielle Kang 75-71„146 Brittany Lincicome 73-73„146 Yani Tseng 73-73„146 Hyo Joo Kim 73-73„146 Mariah Stackhouse 73-73„146 Karine Icher 72-74„146 Mel Reid 71-75„146 a-Lucy Li 70-76„146 Brittany Lang 76-71„147 Carlota Ciganda 75-72„147 Mo Martin 75-72„147 Ally McDonald 74-73„147 Katherine Kirk 73-74„147 Cindy LaCrosse 73-74„147 Jane Park 72-75„147 Eun-Hee Ji 71-76„147 Sydnee Michaels 75-73„148 Mi Hyang Lee 74-74„148 Na Yeon Choi 73-75„148 Jing Yan 72-76„148 Megan Khang 71-77„148 Amy Yang 77-72„149 a-Sophia Schubert 76-73„149 Jaye Marie Green 75-74„149 Erynne Lee 75-74„149 Juli Inkster 74-75„149 Aditi Ashok 71-78„149 Ashleigh Buhai 77-73„150 Emily K. Pedersen 77-73„150 Georgia Hall 74-76„150 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 72-78„150 Peiyun Chien 71-79„150 Mariajo Uribe 75-76„151 Haru Nomura 75-76„151 Lindsey Weaver 75-76„151 a-Maria Fassi 77-75„152 Laura Davies 81-72„153 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 80-73„153 Ji-Hyun Kim 78-76„154 Su Oh 80-79„159 Donna Andrews 82-81„163WEB.COM TOURSAVANNAH CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Landings Club Deer Creek GC, Savannah, Ga. Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,094; Par: 72Third RoundSam Burns 72-65-65„202 Julin Etulain 68-68-67„203 Justin Hueber 67-67-69„203 Edward Loar 68-65-70„203 Roberto Castro 73-65-66„204 Cameron Champ 67-70-67„204 Scott Langley 70-66-68„204 Patrick Newcomb 68-69-68„205 Max Marsico 67-68-70„205 Christian Brand 65-69-71„205 Bo Hoag 74-66-66„206 David Skinns 73-67-66„206 John Chin 68-69-69„206 Mark Anderson 68-68-70„206 Carlos Ortiz 70-71-66„207 Eric Axley 71-68-68„207 Chase Wright 69-70-68„207 Maverick McNealy 69-68-70„207 Kevin Dougherty 69-67-71„207 Josh Teater 68-68-71„207 Jacques Blaauw 75-66-67„208 Joseph Bramlett 70-70-68„208 Curtis Luck 71-68-69„208 Jamie Arnold 70-69-69„208 Michael Hebert 71-67-70„208 Sungjae Im 70-67-71„208 Dan McCarthy 70-66-72„208 Ryan McCormick 69-67-72„208 Stuart MacDonald 77-64-68„209 Seann Harlingten 68-70-71„209 Steve Marino 71-66-72„209 Cameron Percy 69-67-73„209 Kyle Jones 65-69-75„209 Scott Pinckney 72-69-69„210 Matt Ryan 74-67-69„210 Ben Kohles 72-69-69„210 Ben Taylor 68-72-70„210 Seth Reeves 67-73-70„210 Peter Tomasulo 69-68-73„210 Gerardo Ruiz 71-70-70„211 Zac Blair 71-70-70„211 Alex Prugh 70-71-70„211 Brock Mackenzie 69-70-72„211 Roger Sloan 68-71-72„211 Sean Kelly 70-69-72„211 Erik Compton 68-71-72„211 Sebastin Muoz 69-70-72„211 Hank Lebioda 70-66-75„211 Chris Thompson 72-69-71„212 Brad Hop“ nger 71-70-71„212 Henrik Norlander 72-69-71„212 Michael Weaver 72-68-72„212 Albin Choi 74-66-72„212 Ken Duke 69-70-73„212 Mark Hubbard 70-69-73„212 Sepp Straka 73-66-73„212 Augusto Nez 69-70-73„212 Brady Schnell 72-67-73„212 Bryan Bigley 72-67-73„212 Nelson Ledesma 70-71-72„213 Jimmy Gunn 72-69-72„213 Kyle Thompson 73-67-73„213 Jonathan Hodge 71-69-73„213 Fernando Mechereffe 71-66-76„213 Billy Kennerly 69-67-77„213 Scott Harrington 73-68-73„214 J.T. Poston 71-70-74„215 Conner Godsey 72-69-74„215 Chip Deason 70-70-75„215 Rick Lamb 72-67-76„215 Brian Davis 73-66-76„215 Max Homa 69-71-76„216 Andrew Novak 71-69-76„216 Timothy ONeal 66-73-77„216 Jin Park 68-68-80„216 Jared Wolfe 72-69-76„217 Shane Bertsch 71-68-78„217 Tag Ridings 71-68-79„218 Failed to make the cut Chip Lynn 72-70„142 Adam Svensson 73-69„142 Erik Barnes 70-72„142 Dicky Pride 71-71„142 Jason Gore 75-67„142 Adam Long 74-68„142 Mito Pereira 69-73„142 Mike Van Sickle 75-67„142 Brandon Crick 75-67„142 Rhein Gibson 74-68„142 Luke Guthrie 73-69„142 Kent Bulle 70-72„142 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 73-70„143 Brett Drewitt 74-69„143 Garrett Osborn 73-70„143 Spencer Levin 74-69„143 Chris Baker 71-72„143 Nicholas Thompson 71-72„143 Taylor Moore 74-69„143 Brian Richey 72-71„143 Alex Kang 70-73„143 Tim Wilkinson 72-71„143 Steven Alker 70-73„143 Carlos Sainz Jr 75-68„143 Hunter Stewart 71-72„143 Michael Johnson 74-70„144 D.H. Lee 72-72„144 Grant Leaver 75-69„144 Mark Blake“ eld 71-73„144 Jhared Hack 73-71„144 Steve Wheatcroft 70-74„144 Andrew Yun 74-70„144 Brian Campbell 71-73„144 Derek Ernst 72-73„145 Wyndham Clark 72-73„145 Jim Knous 71-74„145 Chad Ramey 76-69„145 Lee McCoy 75-70„145 Martin Trainer 75-70„145 Anders Albertson 72-73„145 Connor Arendell 75-70„145 Max Rottluff 74-71„145 Seth Fair 70-75„145 Matt Atkins 71-75„146 Blake Adams 69-77„146 Kramer Hickok 77-69„146 Justin Lower 73-73„146 Wehman Hopke 72-74„146 Brett Melton 73-73„146 Gonzalo Fdez-Castao 74-72„146 Nathan Stamey 75-71„146 Daniel Mazziotta 71-76„147 Willy Wilcox 76-71„147 Ty Tryon 74-73„147 Kris Blanks 73-74„147 Mark Baldwin 72-75„147 Nick Rousey 75-72„147 Jos Toledo 74-74„148 Brett Quigley 73-75„148 Matt Fast 78-70„148 Wes Roach 76-72„148 Patrick Sullivan 73-75„148 Rafael Campos 73-76„149 Samuel Del Val 74-75„149 Brandon Matthews 68-82„150 Vince Covello 75-75„150 Stuart Appleby 75-75„150 Joey Garber 76-74„150 Jos de J Rodrguez 72-78„150 Frank Lickliter II 78-73„151 Richard S. Johnson 75-76„151 Brendon de Jonge 79-75„154 Matt Harmon 73-82„155 Sebastian Cappelen 73-82„155TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURMIAMI OPENSaturday at The Tennis Center at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Fla. Purse: Men, $8.9 million (Masters 1000); Women, $7.97 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipSloane Stephens (13), United States, def. Jelena Ostapenko (6), Latvia, 7-6 (5), 6-1.Mens Doubles ChampionshipBob and Mike Bryan (4), United States, def. Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev, Russia, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“ nalsJohn Isner (14), United States, def. Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, def. Pablo Carreno Busta (16), Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-2.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (6), Czech Republic, def. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, and CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, def. Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (1), Russia, 3-6, 6-2, 10-7.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 3 0 1 10 8 3 Columbus 3 1 1 10 9 5 New York Red Bulls 2 2 0 6 10 5 Atlanta United FC 2 1 0 6 7 6 Philadelphia 1 0 1 4 2 0 New England 1 1 1 4 4 5 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Montreal 1 2 0 3 4 5 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 2 2 2 5 9 Chicago 0 2 1 1 6 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Vancouver 3 1 1 10 7 7 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Sporting Kansas City 2 1 1 7 9 9 Los Angeles FC 2 1 0 6 9 5 Minnesota United 2 2 0 6 6 8 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Houston 1 1 1 4 7 4 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 4 9 San Jose 1 1 0 3 5 5 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Colorado 0 1 1 1 3 4 Seattle 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameToronto FC 3, Real Salt Lake 1Saturdays GamesOrlando City 4, New York 3 LA Galaxy 4, Los Angeles FC 3 Vancouver 2, Columbus 1 Portland 2, Chicago 2, tie Atlanta United FC at Minnesota United, late New York City FC at San Jose, late D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, late New England at Houston, late Philadelphia at Colorado, late Montreal at Seattle, lateFriday, April 6Montreal at New England, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, April 7Houston at New York, 3 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, 5 p.m. San Jose at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.Sunday, April 8Portland at Orlando City, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 2 0 0 6 2 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 0 1 1 1 1 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Portland 0 1 0 0 0 1 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameUtah 0, Houston 0, tieSaturday GamesNorth Carolina 1, Sky Blue FC 0 Washington 2, Orlando 0 Portland at Chicago, lateSaturday, April 14Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative)2018 FIFA WORLD CUPFIRST-ROUND GROUPSGROUP A W L T GF GA Pts Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 Russia 000000 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 Thursday, June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Friday, June 15 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W L T GF GA Pts Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 Friday, June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W L T GF GA Pts Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Kazan, Russia France vs. Australia, 6 a.m. At Saransk, Russia Peru vs. Denmark, noon Thursday, June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Yekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W L T GF GA Pts Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saturday, June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W L T GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Samara, Russia Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m. At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W L T GF GA Pts Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sunday, June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. Monday, June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W L T GF GA Pts Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monday, June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W L T GF GA Pts Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday, June 19 At Saransk, Russia Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. At Moscow (Spartak) Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Yekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.PRO FOOTBALL2018 NFL DRAFT ORDERAt Dallas, April 26-28First Round1. Cleveland 2. New York Giants 3. Indianapolis 4. Cleveland (from Houston) 5. Denver 6. New York Jets 7. Tampa Bay 8. Chicago 9. Oakland-x 9. San Francisco-x 11. Miami 12. Cincinnati 13. Washington 14. Green Bay 15. Arizona 16. Baltimore 17. Los Angeles Chargers 18. Seattle 19. Dallas 20. Detroit 21. Buffalo 22. Buffalo (from Kansas City) 23. Los Angeles Rams 24. Carolina 25. Tennessee 26. Atlanta 27. New Orleans 28. Pittsburgh 29. Jacksonville 30. Minnesota 31. New England 32. Philadelphia x-will be decided by coin ” ip


Page 6 SP Sunday, April 1, 2018 / The SunCedric Paquette making case for playo lineup spotBy Joe SmithTimes News StaffNEW YORK … The Lightnings first goal Friday was vintage Cedric Paquette. The 2014-15 version. Paquette, a pest when hes at his best, darted into the corner to keep a puck alive in the Rangers zone early in the second period. Then he drove to the net, through traffic, and gave two whacks at the puck before scoring the tying goal in what became a 7-3 Lightning win. It was a monster performance for Paquette, who had two goals, an assist, a team-high six shots and five hits. And he won 53 percent of his faceoffs. Often a healthy scratch the past month with the emergence of rookie Anthony Cirelli, Paquette pounced on an opportunity with Ryan Callahan and Adam Erne sidelined with injuries. Paquette, who can be a restricted free agent this summer, looked like a player determined to scrap his way back into the lineup. Its been a tough spot for him because hes been out a few times (with injuries),Ž coach Jon Cooper said. But these guys want to play in the playoffs, and a couple injuries happen, and all of a sudden the doors open. Hes got to take advantage of it, and thats what hes been doing.Ž Paquette says this has been a tough season. For the past few years he has struggled to stay healthy. He missed 13 games from mid October to mid November this season with an upperbody injury. But now that he has been healthy, Cirelli played his way into Paquettes bottom six-role. But theres still a value in Paquette, especially come playoff time, in matchups against physical teams such as Nashville (Sunday) and Boston (Tuesday). Theres a reason Paquette was part of a key shutdown line with Valtteri Filppula and Ryan Callahan in the 2014-15 Stanley Cup final run. Weve seen what he can do in the playoff runs,Ž captain Steven Stamkos said. Hes a very physical guy. And hes got the offensive skill set where he can pitch in with goals and nice plays. I remember our Stanley Cup run, he was great. Its been a tough year in terms of him having to sit out and stay mentally prepared. But I thought he did a great job (Friday) and got rewarded.Ž With Callahan (upper body) sidelined the past five games and Erne (lower body) out indefinitely, Paquette will get a chance to play regularly. His line with Cory Conacher and Chris Kunitz provided instant energy in Thursdays 4-2 loss in Boston. Cooper believed they were arguably our best lineŽ in Fridays win. I think I just needed to play harder,Ž Paquette said. More hits, more physical and more offense. When our fourth line is scoring goals, were going to be tough to beat, for sure.Ž AP PHOTOCedric Paquette scores a goal against the Rangers Ondrej Pavelec in Fridays 7-3 win.By Marc TopkinTimes staff writerIn a season aimed at celebrating history they previously declined to embrace, the Rays honored the 1998 inaugural team Saturday, appropriately on the 20th anniversary of the first-ever game. The Rays have obviously had better teams than this 63-99 bunch, going on to make the playoffs four times from 2008-13, and theyve had worse teams, losing 100-plus games three times. Here are 10 things to know about that first season: € They started with a cattle call. The 73 players that gathered for the opening of spring training at the complex near St. Petersburgs Tyrone Square Mall were the most for any first-year expansion team, though shy of the overall cluster mark of 82 by Billy Martins 1982 As. € They didnt really know what they were doing. Or, more precisely, didnt have a lot of people in charge who had done their jobs before. Vince Naimoli was a first-time owner who hired Chuck LaMar as a first-time GM who hired Larry Rothschild as a first-time manager. The only member of the original senior management team who had done his job before in the majors was PR man Rick Vaughn. Naimoli caused a rash of PR issues by creating conflicts with business and community leaders, such as taking sole credit for landing the franchise (There is no one but me who got the teamŽ) and objecting to Dillards using the team logo in an ad. € They had quite the crew in their first camp. That included, according to their entertaining media guide, a player who scored 1,200 on his SAT and had a political science/history degree from Duke, where he also played football (OF Quinton McCracken); was called Bart for his resemblance to the cartoon star and thus was an avid fan of The Simpsons(RHP Bryan Rekar); grew up on a dairy farm in tiny Mayo (Herbert Perry); was an avid rock climber and spelunker (LHP Mike Duvall); hit four homers in a minor-league game and developed a cult following (OF Bubba Trammell); was such a pool aficionado he owned a $1,200 stick (LHP Terrell Wade); sung the anthem before several bigleague games (OF Dwight Smith); and had fans „ 20 years ago, remember „ create a website to chronicle his knuckleballing exploits (RHP Dennis Springer). € They made some bad deals. Most egregious was trading away one of their best players before he ever put on a uniform, Bobby Abreu. In a pre-arranged deal to satisfy GM Chuck LaMars preference for an established shortstop, the Rays took Abreu from the Astros with their third expansion draft pick and swapped him to the Phillies for Kevin Stocker. Abreu played 15 more years, logging 2,385 hits and getting MVP votes six times. Stocker played 2 seasons for the Rays before getting released and didnt play in the majors after 2000. € They had some accomplished players. Headlining was Tamparaised 3B Wade Boggs, who already had 12 AllStar Game selections, seven straight 200-hit seasons, five AL batting titles and a World Series ring when he signed on at age 39 to come home to cap his Hall of Famebound career with the final 200 hits needed to reach 3,000, which he got in August 1999. Also, Tampa native 1B Fred McGriff, who had hit 30-plus homers in seven seasons and 20-plus in 11 and won a World Series; LHP Wilson Alvarez, who had thrown a no-hitter; and RHP Roberto Hernandez, who had four 30-save seasons. € They made some unwise investments. Rather than commit to building with a young corps around their expansion draft picks, the Devil Rays spent more than $70 million signing veterans to multiyear deals, none worse than committing $35 million over five seasons to Wilson Alvarez, who went 6-14, 4.73 in 1998 and just 17-26, 4.62 in 76 starts overall, missing 2000-01 after shoulder surgery. Plus, his first pitch in franchise history was a ball! Also signed for bigger bucks were RHP Roberto Hernandez ($22.5 million over four years) and OF Dave Martinez($5.5 million over three). In doing so, the supposedly developmentdriven Rays lost their first three picks in the 1998 draft, which featured future big-leaguers they could have had such as OF Aaron Rowand, OF Adam Dunnand C Brandon Inge. (They did hit on fifthround pick Aubrey Huff.) € The opener was a dud. Not that they werent trying, but after 20-plus years of buildup, Tampa Bay-wide anticipation and all the pomp and circumstance of the inaugural game, the Devil Rays fell behind 6-0 to the Tigers by the third inning and 11-0 by the fifth, though they did rally to make it 11-6. € Their first All-Star was an unexpected choice. RHP Rolando Arrojo, a Cuban defector to whom they paid a $7 million bonus, won the first game in franchise history, six of seven in an impressive 6-1, 1.93 run and 10 of his first 17 before heading to Colorado for the midsummer classic. (The Rays traded him after the 1999 season to the Rockies with INF Aaron Ledesma for Vinny Castilla to be part of the ill-fated 2000 Hit Show, which is another story.) € They actually did some things well. Second-round expansion draft pick OF Quinton McCracken won team MVP honors after rapping 179 hits, including an 18-game streak that stood as the team record until Jason Bartletts 19 in 2009. Lower expansion draft picks INF Miguel Cairo and OF Randy Winn went on to have long careers, as did draft-trade pickup C John Flaherty. Overall, the Rays were the first expansion team to finish in the top five in its league in ERA (4.35, fourth, under pitching coach Rick Williams) and fielding percentage (.985, second); get four games over .500 at any point in its first season at 10-6 (they were the third among all sports, also the NHL 1967 Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings); win 12 games in April; and sweep a road series from a defending league/division champ, at Baltimore. € They had some memorable firsts. That started with the first pitch by Wilson Alvarez; hit, Dave Martinez; run, Quinton McCracken; RBI and home run, Wade Boggs; double, John Flaherty; triple, Kevin Stocker; grand slam, Paul Sorrento; stolen base, McCracken and Miguel Cairo (double steal); win, Rolando Arrojo; loss, Alvarez; save, Roberto Hernandez; error, Arrojo.Rays Tales: 10 things you didnt know about the 1998 inaugural team 5 C o u r s e s & 9 9 H o l e s o f G r e a t G o l f 5 Courses & 99 Holes of Great Golf C o u r s e s a r e i n a m a z i n g c o n d i t i o n Courses are in amazing condition & a w a i t i n g y o u r a r r i v a l & awaiting your arrival! C a l l N o w Call Now ( 9 4 1 ) 6 9 7 2 4 1 4 (941)697-2414 f o r T e e T i m e s for Tee TimesApril 1st April 15th Golf Special 18 Holes w/ Cart(Good on all 5 courses)$5 Off Rack Rate (Mon. April 2nd thru Sun. April 15th)$10 Off Rack Rate (Sun. 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There were boos at the final bell from many in the crowd of 78,000 inside Cardiffs Principality Stadium, seemingly aimed at an Italian referee who was taking charge of his first world heavyweight title fight. Ref seemed too hurried to break them up at times,Ž tweeted former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. But it was a clear win for AJ and he showed maturity (and) patience.Ž Joshua moved to within one win of matching Lewis achievement of cleaning up the sports most glamorous division. Big-punching American Deontay Wilder holds the other main heavyweight belt, the WBCs, and could meet Joshua before the end of the 2018. Wilder, lets go baby,Ž Joshua screamed in his interview inside the ring. And he wants to stay in Britain to complete the set. Im not interested in coming to America,Ž Joshua said. We are staying right here.Ž Neither Joshua nor Parker came close to getting knocked down, showing respect for each others undefeated records. They hugged after the final bell, though Parker knew he had been beaten. I was beaten by the better man,Ž said Parker, who demonstrated no nerves fighting in front of the biggest crowd of his career. Its been a good experience being here and Im thankful for the opportunity. I want to go back and come back stronger.Ž There is a rematch clause for the fight, but Joshua might have other ideas. Namely Wilder, or mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin, who beat David Price in the undercard. After the epic nature of his 11th-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko, Joshua has had to battle for two scrappy wins in Cardiff „ first over the awkward Carlos Takam in October last year and now Parker. Joshua controlled the center of the ring, using his superior reach and jab, but Parker „ bobbing and swaying „ proved a tough target. One powerful left shook the WBO champion in the four th, but Parker got through with a straight right through Joshuas defense midway through the fifth, sending the Briton reeling for the first and only time.FIGHTFrom Page 1AP PHOTONew Zealands Joseph Parker and Britains Anthony Joshua during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Championship title bout on Saturday.


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, April 1, 2018 Zuckerberg plans to testify before CongressNEW YORK (AP) „ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress about the companys privacy practices in coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Zuckerberg is aware there is intense pressure on him to testify, this person says.Playboy leaves Facebook over privacyNEW YORK „ Playboy Enterprises says its pulling its Facebook presence as the privacy scandal enveloping the social media service continues to grow. Playboy says its been dif“cult anyway to express our valuesŽ because of Facebooks strict content and policy guidelines, which include restrictions on nudity. Playboy says the alleged data mismanagement is the last straw.California pot shops decry online ads for illegal sellersLOS ANGELES „ California regulators have warned the operators of an online directory for marijuana shops to stop advertising pot sellers that are operating outside the law. Regulators sent a letter to the website, Weedmaps, warning the company it could face criminal penalties. Weedmaps executives say the website doesnt fall under state authority and is shielded by provisions in federal law. A spokesman for Californias cannabis agency says state regulators are discussing appropriate next steps.Small business dilemma: Raise prices or absorb inflation?NEW YORK „ While in”ation overall has been tame the past few years, many small businesses nonetheless have seen their costs rise, especially for labor and energy. And economists believe well see an acceleration of price increases this year. That will put more pressure on small businesses that dont have the big revenue cushions larger companies do to help absorb costs. Economists say many will be forced to pass on higher costs to customers „ something many business owners have been reluctant to do.Tesla: Crash was worsened by missing freeway barrier shieldDETROIT „ Tesla says a fatal crash on a Silicon Valley freeway involving an electric SUV was made more severe by a highway barrier with a damaged or missing piece designed to protect drivers. The company also says on its website that it doesnt know what caused the crash or whether the Model X SUV was operating on its semi-autonomous AutopilotŽ system.US economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rateWASHINGTON „ The U.S. economy grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the “nal three months of last year, a sharp upward revision that caps three quarters of the fastest growth in more than a decade. The Trump administration is hoping the economy will accelerate further this year, aided by sizable tax cuts and increased government spending.Stocks veering between gains and losses in afternoon tradeU.S. stock indexes are veering between gains and losses as the recent run of choppy trading continues. Technology companies, which led a steep decline a day earlier, are weighing on the market the most. Amazon, Net”ix and other consumer-focused companies are also down, while energy stocks decline in tandem with oil prices. Drugstore chains and health care stocks are headed higher.Judge allows Trump foreign gifts case to proceedWASHINGTON „ A federal judge is allowing the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia to proceed in a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting unconstitutional gifts from foreign interests. But U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messittes ruling Wednesday limits the case to the presidents involvement with the Trump International Hotel in Washington. BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS More than 400,000 smoke alarms are being recalled because of a potential defect that can block a sensor, posing a risk to consumers. Other recalled consumer products include riding lawn mowers and HVAC units. Heres a more detailed look:Smoke AlarmsDETAILS: Models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. KIDDEŽ is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. They were sold at Menards, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and at, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018. WHY: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarms ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a “re in their home. INCIDENTS: One report of the yellow protective cap being present on a smoke alarm before it was installed in a consumers home. No reports of incidents or injuries as a result of a yellow cap being present have been reported. HOW MANY: About 452,000 in the U.S. and about 40,000 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Kidde at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or visit www.kidde. com and click on Product Safety RecallŽ for more information.Riding mowersDETAILS: Snapper, Simplicity and Massey Smoke alarms, riding mowers on the recall listTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS CPSC.GOVA yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarms ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a re in their home. The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.RECALLS | 6 LAKE PLACID „ The Broadway hit Into The WoodsŽ has a classic line saying, Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.Ž For Suzanne Stone, who owns Two Friends Antiques at 184 E. Interlake Blvd in Lake Placid, that statement “ts her perfectly. Stone was a successful “nancier and mortgage broker with 20 years in the banking business. She became known for decorating her of“ce with interesting antiques. Eventually customers liked what they saw and asked to buy her stuff. That led to her saying, If I educated myself, I could make a living at this.Ž The 90s were not a great era for “nance and so Stone took the plunge and seized a new opportunity. She became manager of Poor Richards Antique Mall on Main Street in Lake Placid, where the current MidFlorida Credit Union is located. She did that for “ve years until the hurricanes of 2004 hit and destroyed much of the mall I salvaged all the antiques I could and stored them.Ž For seven more years she then worked at the former Alligator Antique Mall in Sebring. In 2011 she and a friend Peggy Piggott, who is now retired, began Two Friends, a retail antique store. Besides running the store, they arranged and managed estate sales and continually bought items for their retail business. In 2012 Stone seized another opportunity. Frank Fritz, one of the stars of American Pickers, started traveling the country with his idea called, American Riches Road Tour.Ž He sought knowledgeable local estate and antique professionals to spend a day in Many good opportunitiesBy TOM MEISENHEIMERCORRESPONDENTTwo Friends Antiques has plenty to offer TOM MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENTSuzanne Stone is proud of what she has to oer her customers. Antique Coke and vintage trays can be found at Two Friends Antiques.ANTIQUES | 6 An AP member exchange ORLANDO „ At the “rst Parramore Farmers Market, Christopher Thornton,17, couldnt believe how many customers were buying up jars of honey sold under a business he helped create. By days end, Black Bee Honey, run by teenagers at the citys Parramore Kidz Zone, had sold out of all four varieties of its sweet stuff and banked more than $2,000. (At “rst) I didnt think honey would sell,Ž said Christopher, a junior at Oak Ridge High School. But the more he thought about it, he realized it would sell because theres no Publix, theres no Wal-Mart, theres no fresh foodŽ in the neighborhood. In the “rst seven weeks of the Parramore market outside Orlando City Stadium, $13 jars of Black Bee Honey have proven to be the best-selling product. After their “rst windfall, the team of about 20 has averaged about $1,000 in sales each week and routinely sell out. The Teen entrepreneurs find sweet success in honey businessBy RYAN GILLESPIEORLANDO SENTINEL CITYOFORLANDO.NETParramore Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 698 W. Pine Street in Orlando. Black Bee Honey is harvested by Dadant & Sons in High Springs.HONEY | 6


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 House hunters, be wary7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pitWhen Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, bought their “rst house in Chicagos Galewood neighborhood in 2003, the duo knew it needed some cosmetic work „ in fact, they were excited to redo the bathrooms and kitchen to make the home their own. Little did they realize that the back of the house had been sinking for the last 75 years, and they would spend hundreds of thousands on unexpected construction. Their inspector hadnt uncovered the rotting wood posts supporting the back of the house; the couple had no idea theyd eventually have to pour in new concrete to “x the issue, or that theyd have to replace the posts and jack up the back of the house a bit each week, causing the new windows and tile ”oors theyd installed to crack. So when Kill and Duffy „ along with their two children, now 11 and 14 „ were house hunting in Oak Park in 2014, Kill said, they were determined not to land another money pit. We got our dream house,Ž said Kill, a divorce attorney. They got an inspector, too, but didnt realize they should also consult someone who specialized in “replace inspections. As it turned out, the lining inside their wood-burning “replace was falling apart, as was the top of the chimney. If they lit a “re, they could get carbon monoxide poisoning. A few months after buying the home „ and $20,000 later „ Kill, 48, and Duffy, 49, were forced to convert their wood-burning “replace into a gas “replace. It was just like dominoes falling,Ž Kill said of the “replace issue. It would be helpful to know about money pits well before you fall in love with a home, spend the money on an inspector „ costs vary depending on the size and age of the home and the region, but a typical inspection can ring up between $300 and $500, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development „ and before you start to take on the major projects. Regular people „ that is, those who dont know anything about construction or inspections „ can spot a potential money pit the “rst time they tour a house. We spoke to realty agents, an inspector and a contractor who shared exactly what to look for. While many people tend to look at the pretty aspects of a house, there are many issues that can make it a money pit,Ž said Jerry Grodesky, managing broker at Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate in Loda, Ill. Grodesky once looked at a 1960s brick home with a client who had already visited the house with another agent. We got to see cracking foundation and a rusty electrical box, amongst other issues,Ž he said. I sobered the buyer up that the pretty kitchen was not worth the price with all the potential issues that a home inspector might “nd.Ž Experts suggest that buyers keep their eyes peeled for these ”aws, which hint at more dire problems. „ Doors that dont close properly. This „ or a crack in the foundation, or uneven steps leading into the home „ can signal that the home has settled, and you have an uneven foundation, said Joe Taylor, contractor and owner of Chicago-based Taylor Construction. Most commonly, foundation problems can allow water to easily enter the home, leading to water damage. But an uneven foundation also could mean that the house will need to have concrete pumped into the slab (of“cially called concrete leveling or mudjacking) to bring the home back up to level and “x the water issues. Pipes also may need to be repaired, along with anything else that is altered during the settling or movement. Its a mess,Ž Taylor said. A cracked foundation could lead to damages that might cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to more than $20,000, according to Taylor. „ Discoloration. Water is your homes No. 1 enemy, said Steve Nations, owner of Nations Home Inspections, based in Oak Park, Ill. If you could keep your house dry, at least the parts that are supposed to be dry, then itll last for a long time,Ž Nations said. If it gets wet, itll go downhill fast.Ž To easily spot water damage, Nations said to look at all the walls and ceilings, trying to spot any discoloration „ yellow spots on a white wall „ that might signal a water leak. In the basement, scan the bottoms of walls for any signs of water leaks. While youre down there, take a deep breath. Do you smell any hint of mold or mustiness? That odor could point to a water problem, Nations said. „ Bad water pressure. Run the water in every bathroom sink. Or even better, run the water at the sink and at the tub or shower at the same time,Ž Nations said. Is the water pressure good?Ž Plenty of older houses with old, galvanized steel water pipes have bad water pressure that can only be “xed with a costly upgrade to copper pipes. „ Uneven stairs. Pay attention to these. In a ”ight of stairs, all the riser heights should be the same, as should all the tread depths. In my experience, if the carpenter didnt get the stairs right, then he probably messed up plenty of other things that are likely to come back to haunt you later,Ž Nations said. „ Windows that dont open. Very old double-hung windows are often hard to open, Nations said. And plenty of casement windows (the kind that are hinged on the side and have to be cranked open) that are only 15 to 20 years old have problems with the crank mechanism that makes them very hard to open and close, he added. Replacement windows can be pricey, costing up to $1,000 each. „ Dead trees. If any of the trees on the property dont have leaves in the spring, summer or fall, they may be dead. Something as simple as a dead tree in a yard in the spring and summer months may not seem like a big deal, but the reason it died could tell another story,Ž said Kristin Trzoski, realty agent with Prime Real Estate, based in Northwest Indiana. Have beetles or ants taken over the tree? Those have plenty of strength in numbers, and they can put the integrity of the tree in danger, causing it to fall over and cause damage to the home. An arborist should be able to offer a free or low-cost inspection to let you know if the tree needs to go „ and why. Something as simple as knocking down a tree may be in order for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars to prevent future mishaps,Ž Trzoski said. Also, making sure those insects havent infested the home is important, and isnt always easy to know right away, she said. „ An uneven ”oor. Many older homes have uneven ”oors, which could point to settlement or other issues „ even termites, Grodesky said. Typical home inspectors wont be able to determine the exact cause of the uneven ”oors. 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More than 40 percent of those parents said theyd be solely responsible for repaying loans they took out, without any help from their kids. Just 11 percent of students believed their parents should take on that burden. Once were working and mature(-ish) adults in our 20s and 30s, we might start to feel like we should return the favor of financial assistance. But theres a difference between feeling vaguely guilty about your parents having shouldered college costs and seeing clear signs that theyre struggling to pay bills. First, assess whether you truly need to help your parents financially now, and focus on growing your earning power for the futu re. There may indeed be a day when you need to swoop in. Be ready for it.Get the facts, offer resourcesAn assumption that your parents are scrambling to stay afloat may be wrong. Get a true sense of how theyre juggling student loans, retirement savings, housing costs and other bills. Notice whether theyre making cutbacks, like not properly heating or cooling their home, not buying necessary medication, or no longer keeping fresh food in the house, says Jean Setzfand, senior vice president of programs at AARP. That could mean theyre not able to meet basic needs. Search for federal and state financial assistance programs for seniors on AARPs website. You can also ask about resources available through your local senior center or state office for the aging, says Quentara Costa, a certified financial planner and owner of Powwow LLC in North Andover, Massachusetts. Maybe your parents are financially stable now, but theyre nearing retirement and youre worried about how much they have saved. Opening up about money can be emotional and embarrassing, and they may not want to talk about their account balances with you. Consider offering to pay for a financial checkup with a certified financial planner, or find one that offers pro bono services through your local chapter of the Financial Planning Association.Focus on your earning powerYou shouldnt go into debt, eat into savings or sacrifice your career to financially support a parent. Prioritize making sure your own finances are healthy first. Build a cash cushion that includes at least three months of basic expenses, save for retirement at least up to any match your employer offers, and pay all bills on time and in full. That may take some time to achieve. But think of it as a long game: Earning power over time is the biggest asset for an adult child,Ž says Dan Andrews, a certified financial planner and owner of WellRounded Success in Fort Collins, Colorado. Focus on your financial strength and career in your 20s and 30s so you can step in later, when your parents are older or no longer working and they need to lean on you more heavily. Making and saving money means having flexibility in the future to help with medical expenses or housing, or to take your parents on vacation, Andrews says. You could even save up to buy a two-family home to accommodate them one day. If you cant help out now, there are countless ways youll be there for them in the future, just like they were there for you. Your job isnt to repay your parents generosity dollar for dollar. Its to love and treasure them, and maybe to mow the lawn every once in a while. Ask BriannaŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. Im here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans „ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@ Brianna McGurranASK BRIANNA


D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 LEGAL NOTICES INVITATION TO BID14 RE Q UE S T F O R PR O P OS AL S (RFPŽ) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida will receive sealed Proposals in the Highlands County Purchasing Department for: RFP NO. 18-025 INSURANCE A GENT OF RECORD FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS Request for Proposal package may be obtained by downloading from our web site: or by contacting: Chris Davis, Purchasing Manager; 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402-6528; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: cm A PRE-PROPOSAL meeting will not be held for this solicitation. PROPOSALS MUST BE DELIVERED to t he Purchasing Department, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, FL. 33870 3809 so as to reach said office no later t han 3:00 P.M., Thursday; May 3, 2017 at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) will apply to the award of this RFP. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in volves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pam Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL April 1, 8, 2018 Seizethesales withClassified! INVITATION TO BID (ITBŽ) The Board of County Commissioners o f Highlands County, Florida (CountyŽ) will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (Purchas ing DivisionŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-033 Crestmore Drive/Washington Street Improvements; Highlands County Projec t No. 15012 (Highlands County Project No. 15012) Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website:, or by contacting: Chris Davis, Purchasing Mgr., 600 S. Com merce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870, P hone: 863-402-6528; Fax: 863-402 6735; or E Mail: A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meet ing will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday; April 19, 2018 in the En gineering Training Room, 505 S. Com merce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. BID S M UST BE DELIVERED to the Purchas ing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 and reach that of f ice no later than 3:00 P.M., Thursday; May 3, 2018 at which time the y will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y and Women/Minority Business Prefer ence Policy will apply to the award o f this Bid. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's dis ability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's ac cess to, participation, employment o r treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo dation as provided for in the American s with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florid a Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: prog Requests for CART o r interpreter services should be made a t least 24 hours in advance to permit co ordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL April 1, 8, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 T ree S erv i ce A ss i stant Properly& safely remove trees 2 years experience required; properly & safely climb trees, 2 years experience required; properly operate standard vehicles (CDL required); Know how to properly work with the ropes for each different operation. Call863-873-4365 HELPWANTED2001 Administrative Services Clerk … PT Utilities Service Worker … FT Director of Infrastructure … FT City of Avon Park Visit: Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean D/L and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Now Hiring Full & Part Time Cooks & ServersApply at: 2451 US Hwy 27 S. Avon Park. 863-781-0611 or 813-448-4324 Auto Detailer NeededFull Time. For appointment call 863-382-7551 OTR Driver Needed~ Clean MVR Min. 2 yrs experience. Run NE. Good pay. Ask for Roger 863-449-1368 GHC Motorsports Now Hiring: Delivery Driver: Full Time; Deliver motorcycles, ATVs & Side by Sides to customers. Some exp. pref. Parts Counter Assistant: Full Time; Exp. & knowledge of motorcycles to assist with parts & accessory sales. Assembler: Full Time; assemble ATVs, Motorcycles & Side by Sides. Paid vacation & 5 day work week. 863-699-2453 for interview Environmental Services ManagerFlorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is looking for a genuine and compassionate Environmental Services Manager to lead a dynamic group of Housekeepers & Janitors that take pride in keeping our facilities clean and safe. This qualified leader will have responsibility for multi-campuses and have previous leadership experience preferably in housekeeping &/or building mainten ance. Please apply at: E qu i pment O perator N ee d e d In citrus & blueberry operation to run tractor. Exp. necessary & must be dependable. Occasional night & weekend spraying required. Call 813-367-7190 Email HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Senior Mechanic (FLBŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. Custodian (FL DL) $9.62-$13.26/hr. Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. W O RKER S NEEDED 49 workers needed for Estrada & Sons, Inc., for vegetables Harvesting from 5/03/18 to 10/26/18. Workers will be paid $11.29 an hour, job location is in Central FL. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per w eek guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transport atio n and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. 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Applicant must maintain a full complement of tools to perform normal dut ies. 12 hour shifts available. Competitive salary and benefits package. Stop by our office to fill out an application and you also may submit a resume.Genpak 116 Shicane Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1841 POOL TECH NEEDED!We Will Train! Dependable, clean driving record. 863-655-6993 Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! Looking for employment? Please visit for position postings. EA/EO. Vets Pref. (eligible career positions) HARVE S TER S NEEDED 80 workers needed for Red Harvesting Inc. for watermelon harvesting, from 05/01/18 to 06/30/18. Workers will be paid $24.00 + per bus, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in North Florida. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their perman ent residence at the end o f the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 job order 10659707 S ervice Technician WantedSmall engine repair; lawn & gar den, full-time, some exp. needed Lake Placid 863-465-9641 HELPWANTED2001 SOLID WASTE / ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR$48,254.83 ($23.20/hr.) … $66,519.82 ($31.98/hr.)Hardee County Solid Waste / A nimal Control Department. Responsible work in construction and maintenance of landfill facilities, use and maintenance of heavy equipment and recycling operations according to County policy and regulatory agency rules. Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of staff in Landfill and A nimal Con trol. Ability to comprehend and implement operational rules of the Department of Environmental Protection, The Southwest Florida Water Management District and other regulatory agencies. Ability to become certified as a Landfill Operator. Knowledge of standard practices used in earthwork and in construct ion. Ability to deal with the public, county employees and officials. High School Dip loma o r GED, 3 yrs. experience supervisory level, knowledge and experience in reading construction plans and specifications, 5 yrs. in operation and maintenance of heavy equipment and general knowledge of office practices. Overseeing the operations and enforcement of ordinances for the Animal Control for domestic animals. Complete job description & application posted on County website atwww.hardeecounty.netSubmit application to Hardee County HR Department at 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, P: (863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled. Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOE-F/M/V. PROFESSIONAL2010 Busy Sebring law firm seeks real estate assistant and litigation assistant, experience required. Please send inquiries to Heartland Horses Equine Activities & Learning a 501c3 non-profit, has the following part-time opportunity: Program Administrator. A technical, administrative, position responsible for assisting in the activities of the HHEAL program. Develops and maintains various program activities, public relations, operational guidelines, procedures, and fundraising activities. Responsible for overall implement ation and maintenance of the program mission. Computer Skills required. Willingness to work Saturdays. 863-452-0006 Please send resume to: Claire Langway P.O. Box 6884 Avon Park, FL 33825 MEDICAL2030 Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Medical Billing Assistant Needed FT or PT for busy medical practice in Sebring. Great pay, PTO, health & disability insurance, 401K & other benefits. Email resumes to MEDICAL2030 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. 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Only used 2 months. $375 obo269-506-3304 (LP) Ki tc h en T a bl e, 42Ž roun d 4 leather padded chairs almond, ex cond. $300 863 385-6414 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture863-446-2808 Mattress sets king size, memory foam. Exc. cond. $100 each set. 863-414-2511 Queen Mattress~ 6Ž excellent cond. Barely used. $50. 863-452-2257 (after 1pm) S o f a w /R oc k ers, accent c h a i r & glass top table, $200.00, 863-414--5536 T a bl e, g l ass top, 4 Ch a i rs w/white covers, $100~ Coffee & 2 End Tables $30~ Sofa & Love Seat w/recliners, leather $125.00 863-617-2058 T r i p l e D resser (9 d r ) $125 : Desk w/hutch top & chair, solid wood. $175. Twin Bed set: w/storage drws, solid wood $500. 262-744-9038 ELECTRONICS6038 IP a d or IP a d2 l eat h er case with removable bluetooth keyboard, $50.00 863-385-6414 ELECTRONICS6038 A udio Mixer, Mackie 808 M, 8 channel powered, 1200 wts with ŽGatorŽ wheeled carry case/extending handle, exc. cond., $400.00 863-658-1563 Di g i ta l K ey C ontro ll ers, 1 V ocoPro KC-300 Pro studio quality, like new, $350 & 2 VocoPro KC 100, good cond., $40.00 ea. 863-658-1563 M ac ki e CFX MKII 16 c h anne l integrated sound mixing board, $250/ Analyzer, audio source graphic EQ & spectrum, Mod EQ 100, $50 863-658-1563 Mixer, S amson S6 6 channel 200 wt powered mixer w/platt ployethylene carry case, exc. cond., $125 863-658-1563 PA S pea k ers (2) P eavey PR15 w/lightweight polyprop. cabs w/1 spare tweeter element, 400 wts continuous/800 wt peak, $350pr-863-658-1563 S peaker S tands (2) on stage geared elevating stands w/ carrying case, ex. cond., $150 pr. 863-658-7563 S pea k ers TOA powere d stage monitor w/case, mdl. SM-25A, $75 & 2 peavey TLS-5 15Ž P A sp carpet cabs, 300 wts continuous, $225 pr-863-658-1563 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 30 T r i po d TV T ower~ $100 863-386-4051 Audiovox wood speaker set, complete with DVD player, $75 OBO. 828-361-5884, 863-3855885. S amsung S mart TV 32 fl at screen, 2 yrs old, only used 6 months, $85, 765-210-4227 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Antiques WantedUpscale Decorative Items, Art Glass, Sterling, etc.812-535-1400 MUSICAL6090 Mi crop h ones (2) un idi rectional w/cord and case, $20.00 each 863-385-6414 MEDICAL6095 C ra f tmat i c El ectr i c B e d ~ exc. cond. $200. 863-6551404. Harmar Mobility C art Electric Lift~ For auto: heavy duty, $200 obo. 740-361-6197 Shoprider Power ChairModel 888WA; excellent cond.; pet/smoke free home. $1,450. 863-381-8329 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 B ow Fl ex 52 5 LB di a l -up d um bbell set with stand, $200, 863 273-4120. Schwinn Recumbent Exercise Bike~ 3yrs old, looks brand new. $850 new, sell for $250. 765-776-6632 SPORTINGGOODS6130 C o b ra T R a il 5 & 7 woo d S en i or Flex, like new grips, good cond, $75 for both, 765-210-4227 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bi cyc l es, assorte d a d u l t an d kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 Gi r l s S c h w i nn 10 -spee d bik e, blue, $45. 828-361-5884, 863385-5885. PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 Ph otograp hi c S m i t h Vi ctor Lights, including stands & umbrellas, all $500 -863-385-6414 Tripodmajestic mdl 2 5 00 hvy duty, $205 & Gearhead/Tilting $224 or both $200 863385-6414 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 Solar Cover~ blue, 25x50 rectangle w/rolling reel. Brand new! Paid $600, sell $200. 863-458-0551 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower~42,Ž 4yrs old; not used last year, new batt. $500. 863-202-0002 Troy-Bilt Riding Mower30Ž Very Good Condition, Like New.! $650 cash. 863-465-4255 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 Chaise Lounge~ brown frame, beige cushions. Never used! $75. 863-402-0539 Patio S et~ Wrought iron w/blue cusions. Loveseat, 2 chairs +2 tables. Clean, like new! $200 obo. 863-257-2796 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Ci rcu l ar S aw, Bl ac k & D ec k er 7.25Ž w/extra blades, $55.00 863-385-6414 T roybil t P ony rotot ill er, l oo k s great, $300. 828-361-5884, 863-385-5885. DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 € 322-6709 APPLIANCES6250 Ch est f reezeruse d on l y 3 months. $150. 262-744-9038 Dishwasher, Kenmore, bisque color, asking $150. Call 863414-1020. G ar b age Di sposa l : K enmore, stainless steel. $35; Mini fridge, $50. 863-471-2844 H otpo i nt D ryer~ e l ectr i c, wor k s great!. $75. 317-946-3138 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Help Wanted/ Local DeliveryCall 863-655-4995 Mi crowave, Whi r l poo l bi sque color, asking $125. Call 863414-1020. R e f r i gerator~ S amsung 25 cu ft French doors. Great cond $195. 863-658-1140 S tove, K enmore, bi sque co l or, asking $250. Call 863-4141020. U se d A pp li ances: Whi r l poo l Stove, clean, good cond. $150 Microwave, GE (1,100wt) good cond. $75 obo. 863-658-4338 W a ll O ven & stove top~ $150 419-722-4673 Whirlpool Cabrio Washer & Dryer~ Exc. used cond! 3 yrs old. Orig $1,800; selling $600 for pair. 231-920-7360 MISCELLANEOUS6260 L uggage, 3 pc p l us 1 re d nice, $60.00 863-414-5536 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct., Venus, FL 33960305-216-8452 Metal S torage C abinet, 7 2 Žx 36Žx18Ž w/4 adjustable shelves keys, grey, $55863-385-6414 Si n k ki tc h en, K o hl er, bi sque color, asking $50. Call 863-414 1020. 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Avon P. 239-246-7575. $425 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 1999 Allegro 30 Motorhome~ Chevy 5.4, excellent condition! 33k mi., non smoker/no pets, many upgrades! $15,500. 443-789-1512 I BuyTravel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes & Trucks.I Come to You!813-713-3217 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 04 Endeavor Holiday Rambler 38, 330 Cummings, 750 generator, 3 slides, new Michelin tires, $59,000, 863-202-5863 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 1 999 4 0  Damo Park Model~ 1 Bed room/1 Bath, furnished and with newer wooden side deck. Located Lake Josephine R V Resort. Turn Key $16,000. 863-443-9280 or 451-1560 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! WASHINGTON „ Americans increased their spending just 0.2 percent in February, while their incomes were boosted by increased wages and business owners income. The Commerce Department says the modest spending increase followed an equal gain in January and a rise of 0.4 percent in December. Incomes increased a healthy 0.4 percent. A closely watched signpost, consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. After-tax income jumped 0.4 percent. With consumers holding back on spending, the savings rate rose to 3.4 percent „ the highest since last August. The rate was 3.2 percent in January. Savings had fallen to a 12-year low in December. The healthy income gains could spur more spending in the coming months. The government on Wednesday revised upward to 2.9 percent its estimate of the rate of growth in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter. That capped a nine-month stretch in which the economy grew at the fastest pace in 12 years. Still, many economists expect the economy to grow more slowly in the “rst three months of this year, mainly re”ecting the fact that consumer spending has temporarily slowed. Consumers are feeling more optimistic about the economy, which should help lift spending in coming months. Consumer con“dence slipped in March, but it had reached an 18-year high the month before, according to the Conference Board. Separately, the Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of Americans “ling for unemployment bene“ts dropped by 12,000 last week to 215,000. That was the lowest level in 45 years „ since applications for jobless bene“ts, which serve as a proxy for layoffs, totaled 214,000 in the week ending Jan. 27, 1973. It was further evidence of the strength of the labor market. Weekly applications for jobless bene“ts have been below 300,000 for more than three years and the unemployment rate in February remained at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent. In the latest report on consumer spending, a key in”ation gauge that excludes the volatile food and energy categories ticked up 0.2 percent, compared with 0.3 percent in January. Fears of rising in”ation stemming from faster economic growth and a solid job market contributed to a sharp fall in the stock market in early February. ECONOMYUS consumer spending up modestly in February as incomes roseTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Nov. 9, 2017, le photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J.


D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 1, 2018 money is used to cover expenses, pay the teens minimum wage and support the Parramore Kidz Zone, a program run by the city to help youths in the low-income neighborhood. Growing up in Parramore, Orlandos highest poverty neighborhood, the children knew the need for healthy natural foods. Now as teens, theyre working to provide a nutritious replacement for sugars and arti“cial sweeteners in the community that has been labeled a food desert.Ž Right now in our community, all that sells is fast food,Ž said Jordan Jones, a junior at Jones High School. We wanted to sell food thats natural and healthy.Ž And theyre quick to rattle off the health bene“ts of each variety: Palmetto blend helps prevent prostate cancer, gallberry kills off bacteria, orange blossom reduces risk of chronic illness and wild”ower wards off allergies. When Reginald Burroughs, the programs director of youth employment, came up with the idea for the college-bound teens to start the business, many of the youths were excited to test their skills. They now hold three business meetings a week and also work on budgeting, sales and marketing. Khristian Burke, 16, said the group settled on the Black Bee name because it directly re”ects how we feel as African American men and women in this social and political environment.Ž On a recent Wednesday, more than a dozen teens donned gloves and hair nets as they transferred the thick honey from 5-gallon buckets to jars at the J.B. Callahan Neighborhood Center near the soccer stadium. The honey is harvested by Dadant & Sons in High Springs. The city couldnt give a jar-by-jar breakdown of costs, but spokeswoman Jessica Garcia said the goal of the program is to break even. City Commissioner Regina Hill, who represents the neighborhood, said the kids are learning to work as a team and have developed skills she hopes will lead to successful careers. Theyre actually running a business,Ž said Hill, who favors the palmetto honey, which she puts in her tea and her grandsons oatmeal. Kidz Zone has been credited with reducing teen pregnancies and child abuse in the neighborhood, and over the past three years, every graduating senior in the program has gone to college. Christopher, who also plays football for Oak Ridge, hopes to attend college to study computer engineering and one day start his own business. By participating in Black Bee Honey, hes learning the playbook to get a head start. I feel like this is helping me build my business skills,Ž Christopher said. Once I get better at it, I can start my own business when I get older, Ill actually know what Im doing.Ž And there are signs that their burgeoning business could grow. With Orlando Citys Major League Soccer season getting underway, city of“cials are hopeful it will boost attendance at the market and bring new customers to the neighborhood. My hope is that it might be the next Girl Scout Cookies,Ž Hill said. The young entrepreneurs want to see their honey on grocery store shelves and perhaps one day in a store of their own. I know the more work I put in, the more money I make. I dont have guaranteed pay, so if Im sitting at home talking about it Im promoting my business,Ž Christopher said. I know how we started from the bottom we founded this business. All of us, as a team.ŽHONEYFROM PAGE 1 local casinos to evaluate antique items brought in during the day and make evaluations as to their worth. I was in disbelief when I received a call from a man claiming to be the agent of Fritz. He invited me to come to the Brighton Casino and work for him. He was his agent and the rest is history,Ž she said. Stone worked with her team of “ve employees that day from the wee hours until well past midnight. She guesses there were between 200 to 300 people bringing items during the “lming. Today, Stone prides herself with her photo of Fritz giving her a big hug. I run an honest business and never overprice my antiques. However, once I purchased a watch for $20. It was a rare military watch. I cleaned it up and a buyer offered me $2,000.Ž She sold it to him. Two Friends Antique store opens at 10 a.m. daily. We have great change over so we invite people to stop in a few times a month to see whats new. In fact, I am expecting a shipment of leather furniture that should arrive in about two weeks,Ž she said. The retail store is over 3,000 square feet and you can travel through many rooms, some of them with themed items. We have a country kitchen room and a Victorian room. You will “nd items from two bucks to two thousand,Ž said Stone. Walking through the store can be an adventure in time. You will see and can purchase antique Coke bottles, World War II uniforms, coffee grinders, Civil War prints, appliances, furniture, vintage jewelry, pottery, glassware and just about anything else. Stone also manages estate sales on the owners site and is always on the look out for items. Just give her a call at 863-4640912. Tell her what you have and she may invite you to stop by for an estimate and maybe an offer to purchase. Shes lived in Lake Placid for 38 years, has formidable antique experience, and great integrity. Her retail store is busy most of the year, a bit slow in May and September. But younger people are moving here because of the good schooling, and she is discovering another group of younger customers as well as the snowbirds. You might “nd a TV, a set of sheets, a bowl or the perfect piece to decorate your patio or living room. No junk here. Just nice, old stuff and some new. And the staff will negotiate if you work with them on what they call Bundled Deals.Ž Stop by. Youll never know what hidden gem you will discover, and like Stone said, Seize the opportunity to “nd something youve always wanted.ŽANTIQUESFROM PAGE 1 TOM MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENTTwo Friends Antiques and Decor Furniture is at 184 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. The 3,000 square feet is divided into four rooms and two bays. Ferguson brand riding lawn mowers. The riding lawn mowers were sold in red/black or orange/ black color combinations with a Snapper, Massey Fergusen or Simplicity logo on the hood. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires. If a black dot is present on either the equipment ID label or the shipping crate label, the product has been repaired and is not included in the recall. They were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2016 through January 2018. Details on models can be found at Recalls/2018/Briggs-Stratton-Recalls-RidingMowers-Due-to-Risk-ofInjury WHY: The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 18,000 in the U.S. and about 300 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Briggs & Stratton at 800-2273798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit www.briggsandstratton. com and click on Recalls & WarrantyŽ for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www. or for more information.RECALLSFROM PAGE 1 For years, identity theft expert Eva Velasquez warned parents that freezing their childrens credit reports was dif“cult, problematic and probably unnecessary. Velasquez, chief executive of“cer of the nonpro“t Identity Theft Resource Center, has since changed her mind. Or rather, the sheer volume and severity of database breaches „ including last years breathtakingly huge compromise at Equifax credit bureau „ changed it for her. She now recommends that parents strongly considerŽ credit freezes for their kids. The landscape has changed,Ž Velasquez says. What hasnt changed, unfortunately, is the dif“culty of getting a credit freeze for someone younger than 18. Sometimes its impossible, depending on where you live. Credit freezes allow you to restrict access to your credit reports, preventing identity thieves from opening new, fraudulent accounts in your name. Credit freezes have been available to U.S. adults since 2007. Children, however, typically arent supposed to have credit reports. If they do, someone has probably stolen their identity. All three major credit bureaus allow parents to freeze credit reports when a childs identity has been used by a thief. Many states, though, dont require the bureaus to offer credit freezes if a childs identity hasnt already been compromised. That could change: A Senateapproved bill to loosen Dodd-Frank banking regulations includes a clause that would require credit bureaus to create “les for those under 18 at a parents request. Once a “le is created, it can be frozen. The states that currently require bureaus to create reports for those under 18 in response to a freeze request are Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Only one credit bureau, Equifax, will create and freeze a report at a parents request regardless of where the parent lives. Equifax isnt being cooperative as a mea culpa for its sins. This was the bureaus policy even before last years breach when thieves made off with about 148 million peoples information including names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and some drivers license numbers. Experian and TransUnion, the other two major bureaus, still insist that parents shouldnt rush to shut down their kids “les. A proactive “le freeze is a drastic solution that we only recommend when a childs identity is being used fraudulently,Ž is how TransUnion puts it. That stance is, to put it mildly, outdated. No one should have to wait to become a victim when prevention is possible. And children may be at greater risk than adults. Carnegie Mellon Universitys CyLab found the identity theft rate for kids was 51 times higher than that for adults, according to a 2011 report. The report found 10.2 percent of the 42,232 children studied from 2009 to 2010 had someone else using their Social Security numbers. The rate for adults was 0.2 percent. The youngest victim was “ve months old. One teenager had over $725,000 in debt on 42 credit accounts opened by eight people. The debt included mortgages, auto loans and collection accounts for medical bills, utilities and credit cards. Identity thieves target children because the crimes can go undiscovered for years. Often bogus credit histories dont come to light until the victims apply for their “rst credit card, apartment or job „ and get rejected. Then, they can face huge battles to clear their names after years of credit abuse. Creating a credit report for those younger than 18 can create problems of its own. The report links the childs name to a Social Security number, information criminals could use for other kinds of fraud that dont involve credit checks, such as employment or medical identity theft. Other issues are that freezes for children under 18 often cost money to create ($3 to $15 per bureau, depending on the state) and to lift ($2 to $12), they cant be set up online and parents have to keep track of the personal identi“cation number needed to lift the reports when the child is older than 18 and needs credit.Why you should freeze your childs credit Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON adno=720013


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