Good Morning To Gary Thompson Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 92 | $1.00 Monday, April 2, 2018 Comics ..... ...................... NEWS WIRE Classieds ....................... B6-B8 Highlands Health .................. B1 Local Sports .................. A9-A10 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE SEBRING Â„ Ignorance of the law is not the reason why people violate traffic regulations, Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler said. Fansler said he believes most drivers know the laws. But, he said, they fail to follow the laws because they are in a hurry to get to where they are going. And Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles statistics support that. During 2017, law enforcement officers in Highlands County issued more tickets for speeding than for any other moving infraction, whether criminal or non-criminal. The statistics show that of the 2,841 non-criminal citations issued in Highlands County in 2017, 887 were for speeding. Other violations that resulted in a lot of citations included 372 for careless driving, 207 for violations of right of way, 215 for running a stop sign, 65 for running a red light, and 87 for improper lane changes. The 884 criminal violations issued for Highlands County during 2017 included 96 for driving under the influence, 63 for leaving the scene of an accident, 260 for having no driverÂs license or an expired driverÂs license, and 340 for driving with a suspended or revoked driverÂs license.Biggest traffic infraction? Speeding By JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITERIn 2017, 887 citations were for speeding in the countyJAY MEISEL/STAFF Many of the trac citations issued in Highlands County are on U.S. 27. Speeding is the number one reason for moving violations in the county. TRAFFIC | 7 FloridaÂs newest tool to prevent mass shootings empowering police to seize guns from people deemed to be dangerous could pose serious legal challenges that are likely to be debated for years. Nine cases have already been Â“led in Broward County under a new state law that allows police to seek court orders to take guns from people considered to be a threat to themselves or others. Gov. Rick Scott signed the law March 9 in reaction to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Records show that the gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had come to the attention of authorities several times, but he was never forced to give up his guns. ItÂs too early to say how many times the new law has been used statewide, but several cases have come to light. One targeted a Lighthouse Point man who said one of his neighbors was a shape-shifter who sometimes looked like Osama bin Laden. That order was made Â“nal on Wednesday. The second was aimed at Zachary Gun law raises questions about enforcementBy RAFAEL OLMEDASUN SENTINELTALLAHASSEE Â„ Floridians could be asked later this year to prevent state and local elected officials from naming buildings and other facilities after themselves. A proposed constitutional amendment advanced last week by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission would prohibit city, county and state lawmakers from naming taxpayer-funded structures after currently elected officials. The proposal also would require stand-alone bills when facilities are named after former elected officials. Critics contend the proposal is a solution in search of a problem. But Constitution Revision Commission member John Stemberger, an Orlando lawyer, called his proposal (Proposal 37) a ÂsmallÂŽ way to improve the public perception of lawmakers. ÂI think the publicÂs stomach turns when we name projects after ourselves as public officials,ÂŽ Stemberger said of his proposal, which the commission approved in a 20-13 vote. ÂWhen we name projects, be Proposal targets politiciansÂ naming powersBy JIM TURNERNEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDASEBRING Â„ A few years ago, if someone called 911 with a cellphone, Highlands County dispatchers had no way to independently know the location or approximate location from which the call originated. ÂIf the caller didnÂt know where they were at, nobody knew where they were at,ÂŽ said J.P. Fane, who retired this week as captain at the Highlands County SheriffÂs Office. Fane has played a key role in upgrading the 911 system in Highlands County to improve communications for law enforcement. Fane had a 24-year career with the SheriffÂs Office. He began his career with the Santa Rosa County SheriffÂs Office. A friend told him that the Highlands County SheriffÂs Office was hiring deputies and he decided to head south. For much of the first half of his career with the Highlands County SheriffÂs Office, Fane worked on the traffic unit. In the years since then, the SheriffÂs Office has focused on responding to calls, resulting in a lack of deputies to form a dedicated traffic unit. He also was a member of the SWAT team. When former Sheriff Susan Benton put Fane in charge of communications, Retired captain played key role in modernizing communicationsBY JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITER JAY MEISEL/STAFFJ.P. Fane, who retired this past week as captain with the Highlands County SheriÂs Oce, worked to improve law enforcement communications.NAMING | 7ÂWhen we name projects, be they scholarships or whatever it is, after members who are in leadership, I think it raises ethical issues.Â„ John Stemberg, Constitution Revision Commission member CAPTAIN | 7ÂWe are in uncharted territory, with kids making threats over the internet, I think if you threaten somebody, youÂve surrendered your right to privacy.ÂŽÂ„ Jack Tuter, Broward Chief Administrative Judge GUN | 8
A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 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. 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PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ highlandsnewssun.com 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 email@example.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARK Â„ Councilman Terry Heston recognized departing City Manager Julian DeleonÂs impact on the city with a long list of his accomplishments and a statement of appreciation. Heston noted it has been four years since the property tax rate went down from $5.89 to 30 cents per $1,000 in property value, saving the cityÂs taxpayers $1.6 million in property taxes annually. The other accomplishments Heston highlighted included: Â€ The Â“re assessment is at its lowest level at $80 per year per residence when at one time it was $165 per year. Â€ The city has gone from $8 million in debt to $10.8 million in reserves. Â€ Deleon constructed in-house over 100,000 feet of water and sewer mains. Â€ Added more than 25 percent additional ratepayers to the utility, with 1,600 new utility accounts, in less than Â“ve years. Â€ Modernized the water plants and wastewater plant by improving reliability and redundancy. Â€ Constructed two new drinking water wells valued at over $2 million. Â€ First in recycling in the county, Â“ve years ahead of everyone, deployed all new automated garbage trucks to process garbage and recycling carts. Â€ Annexations have made Avon Park the largest city in Highlands County, from 8,800 residents to 10,900. Â€ Purchased 45 acres with cash to build additional capacity for the city wastewater plant, a $1.2 million undertaking, with another million programed for construction. Â€ The cityÂs stafÂ“ng ratio of 4.5 per 1,000 in population is much lower than other municipalities of comparable size, which typically have stafÂ“ng ratios of 10 to 20 employees per 1,000 residents. HestonÂs list included more accomplishments in the seven years Deleon headed the city. ÂAs you can see, Mr. DeleonÂs list of accomplishments is extensive and I am sure this list is nowhere near exhaustive,ÂŽ Heston said. ÂI would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the citizens of Avon Park to thank him for his professionalism, his innovative spirit, his belief in our city of charm, and his courage. ÂJulian has weathered many storms...internal and external...real and imagined...those that were accurately documented and those that were not...his perseverance and commitment to the work at hand is to be admired and commended.ÂŽ To say he will be missed is an understatement, Heston said. ÂThank you, we wish you the very best in your future endeavors,ÂŽ Heston said in closing.AP councilman fetes departing city managerBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER HESTON DELEONÂHis work will remain as a testament to his courage and commitment to his role as city manager.ÂŽÂ„Terry Heston, Avon Park councilman SEBRING Â„ The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency will start a new event, Food Trucks & Flicks, which if successful,will be held monthly on Fridays. Kristie Vazquez, director of the CRA, said the event will feature food and a movie. The Â“rst event will be held Friday, April 13, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at about 8:30 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include 10 food trucks, she said. Vazquez said as of last week she was still looking for the Â“rst movie and that it may have a Friday the 13th plot. The movie will be shown in the parking lot on West Commerce Street across from SirianoÂs. People are urged to bring chairs and blankets. The movie will have free admission. Food Trucks & Flicks will be repeated on May 11 and then evaluated to see if thereÂs enough interest to continue it.Food, movie event to be held downtownSTAFF REPORT POLICE BLOTTERThe following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 23: Willie Britt, 43, South Bay, on charges of driving on suspended license and fraud. Geovanni Jesus Gonzalez, 18, Sebring, on three charges of failure to appear. William Ray McGinnis, 32, Arcadia, on charges of burglary and larceny. Matthew Aron Pritchard, 25, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and marijuana possession. Eladio Reyes, 44, Avon Park, charged with sex offense. Jeffrey Jared Reyes, 25, Avon Park, on charges of drug equipment possession, marijuana possession and committing a third degree felony with a weapon. Jose Anibal Rondon, 38, Avon Park, on charges of marijuana possession, drug equipment possession and destroying evidence. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 24:Andrew Michael Burke, 25, Lake Placid, on charges of marijuana possession, drug possession and drug equipment possession.The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 25:Carlos Lorenzo Gonzalez, 61, Lake Placid, charged with homicide. Mark Richard Martin, 42, Sebring, on charges of burglary and larceny. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 26:Santos Contreras, 36, Avon Park, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and battery. Chad Everett Kellogg, 41, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Mark Marlin Moree, 28, Zolfo Springs, on charges of simple assault, resisting an ofÂ“cer and larceny. Ashley Christine Schenck, 30, West Palm Beach, on charges of larceny, drug possession and marijuana possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 27:Troyvontae Dashonn Bolton, 21, Avon Park, on charges of battery, larceny, resisting an ofÂ“cer, possession of weapon by convicted felon and aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Erika Marie Cooper, 25, Avon Park, on charges of battery and aggravated battery. Brandie Marie Flowers, 36, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession and delivery of methamphetamine. Charlean Joann King, 48, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Donna Yvonne Lyons, 54, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Rickey Wendell Taylor, 27, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 28:Jessica Renee Ballard, 30, Sebring, charged with sex offender violation. Aaron Lance Dennis, 35, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Jimmy Earl Hayes, 42, Sebring, on charges of obstructing police, drug equipment possession and marijuana possession. Charles Javarius Hipps, 23, Lake Placid, on charges of resisting an ofÂ“cer, battery, obstruction of justice and probation violation. Christian John Lamperti, 18, Sebring, charged with malicious land burning. James Tyler Cato Neat, 19, Sorrento, on two charges of failure to appear. Hunter Daniel NullBrunle, 19, Sebring, on charges of failure to appear, drug equipment possession and marijuana possession. 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Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 www.highlandsnewssun.com Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: Â€U.S. 98 Westbound just ease of Thunder Road Spring Lake: Crews will be clearing vegetation and constructing a residential driveway. Â€U.S. 27 Northbound just north of S. Sun N Lakes Boulevard in Lake Placid: Crews will be constructing an agricultural driveway. Â€U.S. 27 Southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old Mexican Restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Â€U.S. 27 Southbound at Shop 16 Road/west Lake Isis Avenue: Crews will be installing a trafÂ“c signal near Walmart. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Please use caution in this area and watch for crews working close to the roadway. Crews will be setting the signal arms. Watch for night time lane closures 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Monday, April 2 through Saturday, April 13. Â€U.S. 27 Southbound at the intersection of Lakewood Drive: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old WendyÂs/new PopeyeÂs location and adjacent property. Â€SR 66 from Highlands/Hardee County Line to west of US 27/US 98: Crews are repaving approximately 9 miles of roadway on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of SR 66 from the Highlands/ Hardee County Line to US 27. Additional improvements include the addition of a right turn lane on to Skipper Road, widening the right turn lanes on to South George Boulevard, Sparta Road, and Woodland Creek Trail, installing drainage, curb and gutter, guardrail, pavement markings, and signage. Anticipate daytime and nighttime lane closures on SR 66 during construction and expect delays. Please use caution in this area and be aware of crews working close to the roadway. Motorists should expect single lane closures and be prepared to follow Â”agger direction from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Estimated project completion is summer 2018. The contractor is Lawrence Lynch Corp. Â€S.R. 64 from Shell Avenue to North Irvington Road: Motorists should expect daytime westbound lane closures on S.R. 64 from Shell Avenue to North Irvington Road from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which starts today and will end on April 6 while crews perform maintenance on roadside ditches. Motorists should use caution and expect delays. Â€S.R. 17 from Central Avenue to North Museum Avenue: Watch for possible lane closures on SR 17 from Central Avenue to North Museum Avenue to Â“nish Â“nal items and clean-up. Use caution and be prepared to merge. This project includes milling and resurfacing, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. The contractor is Blacktip Services Inc.County road watch advisories issuedSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN AVON PARKÂ„ Four South Florida State College Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education students will participate in the Â“ve-day NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Educator Institute at the Kennedy Space Center, June 18-22. The program was created to bolster teacher education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The four students attending the institute are Sheri Cobb, Bonnie Cullifer, Dana Smallwood and Antonio Tirada. Joining them will be Maday Leon, lead instructor, SFSC Elementary Education program. SFSC is one of eight institutions from across the country participating the program this year. ÂThis is a lifetime opportunity for my students,ÂŽ Leon said. ÂTheyÂll receive training from people who are the top of their Â“elds in science.ÂŽ The program is comprised of student-centered classroom activities that use NASA resources and assist educators in developing instructional practices that enhance STEM instruction. ÂWe stay at the Kennedy Space Center for a week, and the students have a different activity to work on each day,ÂŽ Leon said. ÂThe goal is that science and math classes will change from relying on textbooks to using hands-on activities, and the students will make use of ÂFive EÂŽ lesson plans. ÂFive EÂŽ stands for ÂEngaged, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.ÂŽ Working in groups, the student teachers will be given situations to explore, test, and evaluate, such as how engineers landed the Curiosity rover on Mars or the role of clouds in atmospheric temperature. In testing, they will be given a select set of everyday materials to use, such as cotton balls, thermometers, masking tape, rubber bands, and stop watches. They must then consider how these activities can be implemented in their classrooms. ÂWe need to change the approach in our education right now,ÂŽLeon said. ÂWe need to use more hands-on activities in education and develop more of the engineering. Through the application process, students can become critical thinkers. ThatÂs what we need now in our society. We need our students to go into the workforce and be innovative.ÂŽ ÂIf we continue preparing students for only testing and memorization, we are still existing in the industrial revolution, the prior era,ÂŽ she added. ÂWe are currently in the technology age where the student must go to the next level. They should be saying, ÂThis is a product. How can I improve it, Â“x it, or make it work?Â or ÂWe have an environmental problem. Let me Â“x it or let me invent something to solve that problem.Â We need to start students at an early age with this mindset. Then, when the students graduate, they become problem solvers.ÂŽSFSC students head to NASA for STEM teacher trainingSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOFour South Florida State College Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education students, Sheri Cobb, Bonnie Cullifer, Dana Smallwood and Antonio Tirada, will participate in a ve-day NASA Minority University Research and Education Project Educator Institute at the Kennedy Space Center to bolster teacher education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).adno=3564929 Office of ResearchPublic Notice: Special Test MarketAn industry leader in digital hearing devices has asked our Office of Research to hold a special product test event in your area. Thanks to years of research and advancements in hearing aid technology, we now know that the majority of people affected by a hearing loss can again enjoy a world of sound. 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Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe following is about homesteaders, Willie and Olief Williams, and their 11 children and their two-story home. The home was located some distance from Cornwell near the Kissimmee River or 10 miles south of Lorida on US 98. To support his family, he was a schoolteacher, owner and operator of several general merchandise stores, a citrus grove and a cattle ranch. In 1957, the Williamses celebrated 65 years together. The family needed a large house. The home at Cornwell had an eightfoot covered wraparound porch with nine bedrooms. The Â“rst Â”oor had three bedrooms, each with two full-size beds, a parlor with a piano and the parlor was kept closed except for company. The piano was not to be banged by any of the kids. The upstairs had six bedrooms. It was a ÂcrackerÂŽ style house with the kitchen connected to the house by a covered walkway. There was one long table about 16-feet in length for dining. The seats for adults were covered with cowhide and the children had rows of benches. There was a double faced Â“replace for cooking that was partitioned off from the dining area. There was also a wood cooking stove connected to a chimney. The screened porch had about 12 rocking chairs and Olief had a special small one. Her rocker was covered with black and white calf hide with hair of the calf still attached. No one else was allowed to sit in that chair. The barn had a corn crib in one corner and we kids were expected to eliminate any rats there. We would each take a stick and beat on the wall of the crib until the rats emerged. Then we would club the rats. In very dry times when the vegetable plants were just seedlings, our mule pulled a wooden sled down to the river. Steel drums were Â“lled using 10-quart buckets and were placed on the sled to be dragged to the Â“eld. The plants were each watered by hand from the drums. This watering enabled the plants to survive until rain came. The mule would move along with the drums of water and respond to commands. ÂWhoaÂŽ would cause the mule to stop and Âget upÂŽ would cause the animal to walk a few paces. The yard was fenced to keep the pigs and cows out. Not a blade of grass was allowed in the yard. The yard was swept with a brush broom almost every day. The family did have a few plants in the yard, some cactus, a few buttercups, and a patch of elephant ears at the side of the kitchen where the bucket of water and tin wash pan were. The wash up procedure went like this: dip two scoops of water into the pan, wash and throw the water on the plants. After working in the Â“eld or orange grove, we would pull off our clothes and jump in the river for our bath. Every kid had a rag to dip in a bucket to wash their feet before they could go to bed. You had to pass inspection, too. From: The HistorianÂ„ Bulletin No. 111Â„Written by grandsons Lloyd Virgil Williams and Sim Banks Martin. Elaine Levey can be reached at emlevey@ gmail.com. Homesteaders Willie and Olief Williams Elaine LeveyHISTORICALLY SPEAKING COURTESY PHOTOWillie and Olief Williams and their 11 children lived in a two-story home south of Lorida. COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Chips Ahoy 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Ship, capt, crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Happy hour 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid $1.25 drafts all day. Poker 2 p.m. Ship, captain, crew 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Euchre 1 p.m., Chips Ahoy 4-6 p.m., Meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Public Bingo 6 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Bingo 1 p.m. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Fish and shrimp 5-6:30 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Second Chance 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Tailgate food 5:30-6:30 p.m. Darts 6:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Taco and full menu 5-7 p.m. Ship, Captain and Crew 6 p.m., Allen Warchack 5-8 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Karaoke Megasoundz 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Happy hour 5-8 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 3 p.m. Washers 1 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Poker 2 p.m. Walking tacos $4 at 5:30 p.m. Ladies drinks BOGO 4-closing. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Poker 1 p.m. Chips ahoy 4 p.m. Create a pizza. Pool 6 p.m. Darts 6:45 p.m. Free line dancing 7 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Happy hour all day. SammyÂs famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Bingo 1 p.m. Lunch 11:45-1:30 p.m. Bar poker 4 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. FRIDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fish dinner, prime rib 5-7 p.m. Dennis & Wendy 6-9 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Riders dinner prime rib 4-6 p.m. Music by Joyce Boivan 4-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Best pizza in town 5-7 p.m. Dan Patrick 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Auxiliary dinner pot roast with potatoes $8 at 5:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SATURDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Burgers 11:30 p.m. Chips ahoy 1 p.m. Texas holdÂem 1:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Tailgate party 2-5 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SUNDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 2-7 p.m. Chips ahoy 3-5 p.m. Double Trouble 5-8 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Burgers 5-6:30 p.m. Karaoke with Cowboy 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid IreneÂs burgers noon-2 p.m. Poker 1:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. p adno=720013
A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comJust follow the rules I attended the 2-22-18 TDC meeting where the cry and the call was, ÂOther counties get much more tourist tax than we do; why canÂt we get more?ÂŽ Mr. (TDC board member Terry) Heston says when he goes to Hillsborough County and spends the night, he pays a 5 percent tourist tax, and wonders why we canÂt do that. All but one member, including the chair, Commissioner (Jim) Brooks, voted to approve and turn in a new TDC tax plan raising our 2 percent tax to 4 percent to the county commission, which they say will produce $880,000 per year. If you read Tourist Development Tax 2017 Florida Statutes: 125.0104 (3)-Taxable Privileges (C) and (D) you will see it is not legal to raise the tax more than 1 percent and must be by a extraordinary vote of the governing board (not three but four ÂyesÂŽ votes needed), or by referendum approval by the registered electors within the county. Due to the fact that Commissioner Brooks has voted to approve the 4 percent plan as a TDC member, he should not be allowed to vote (with a proven conÂ”ict of interest) as an extraordinary member of the governing board. So to pass that makes all the remaining members vote Âyes,ÂŽ and that may be hard to do during an election year. Now that they have opened the TDC plan and are trying to make major changes, a sunset would be just another major change. We as the voters of Highlands County should demand they put a sunset in the proposed plan. Then we can get rid of them if they donÂt do what they say. We donÂt want what Ross (Macbeth, former county attorney) gave us about needing to repeal TDC before you can change it. If that is true, show us where it says that. I also looked at Hillsborough County which has a 5 percent tourist tax to see what they did and how they did it. They developed their Tourist Development Tax in 1978. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commission (BOCC) adopted an ordinance provided by state law and approved by local referendum to levy a local Tourist Development Tax throughout Hillsborough County for the purposes described in Section 125.0104, Florida statutes. Currently, the TDT in Hillsborough County is 5 percent of each dollar (and fraction) of the total consideration charged for the lease or rental of an accommodation. It was increased by ordinance incrementally by one cent on each dollar in 1986, 1990 and 1994. (Note: That is 1 percent every four years). So, did some local Tourist Development Councils read and follow the Florida statutes and get ahead of those that sat on their hands, tricked the public, hired others to do their job, and are now trying to cut corners and break rules to catch up? What do you think? Now I am not against TDC raising the tax rate, as long as they follow Florida Statutes:125.0104 (3)-Taxable Privileges (C) and (D)just like everyone else.Bill Youngman SebringLearning comes from Âtrial and errorÂAt the end of the school year, one college professor told his class, ÂMy wish for you is you will make one mistake each day but never make the same mistake twice.ÂŽ Much of my learning in life has been from Âtrial and errorÂŽ or doing what appears to be best but discovering the situation complex and another way better. Sometimes we easily learn from other peopleÂs complex mistakes. Reading history can be beneÂ“cial. God created two very effective forms of birth control preventing over population of this planet. The Â“rst is women cannot become pregnant after menopause and the other one is everyone born must someday die. I am 78 with not much additional time for learning or growing in my earthly life. I consider this life to be preparation for life in the hereafter. Two important things I can take with me when I die are knowledge acquired and friendships made. 200 years from now we all will be together with our descendants living on earth if it still exists. I look forward to life without wars, guns or killings.LeRoy Esler Sebring You have read about the new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, and on products from China. Now it seems our own business Â„ newspaper printing and publishing Â„ will take some casualties in a trade war over paper. This month, the U.S. government piled huge tariffs onto the imports of newsprint from Canada, including those from our biggest supplier. As a result, the price will jump from $600 to $800 for every ton, and we use about 17,000 tons every year. That increase is more than 30 percent, and would add more than $3 million to the Tampa Bay TimesÂ annual newsprint bill. You can multiply our example across the American newspaper industry, which is already facing strong headwinds. Historically, advertising provided the lionÂs share of newspaper revenue, but in just 10 years, the recession and other market forces have cut those ad revenues by more than half. Newspapers remain vital civic assets Â„ nobody else will report on your community with the depth and breadth of a newspaper Â„ but publishing them is not an easy business, and these tariffs will make it even harder. This is a kick in the teeth. These tariffs will hurt our readers, because they create pressure to raise our prices, and they will force publishers to re-examine every other expense. Maybe we will drop some puzzles and comics Â„ no big deal, unless we cut one that is your favorite. These tariffs will also hurt our employees, because payroll is the only expense that is bigger than newsprint. To help offset the extra expense of paper, publishers will eliminate jobs. Make no mistake: These tariffs will cause layoffs across American newspapers, including this one. These tariffs started with a single American newsprint manufacturer who complained that Canadian companies were ÂdumpingÂŽ their product in the U.S. at below-market prices. In the current political climate, that complaint found a friendly ear in Washington. Other American manufacturers opposed these tariffs because they know they will damage newspapers and reduce the demand for newsprint. But now that the tariffs are taking effect, the American companies are hiking their own prices, so we have little room to shop around. Just about every American newspaper and all our trade associations are joining the Â“ght to challenge these tariffs, but even if we succeed, it will take months to reverse this terrible decision. Meanwhile, prices will go up. Jobs will be lost. Important stories will go uncovered. If you believe that newspapers do essential work, we would be grateful for your support. Please let your members of Congress and senators know that these reckless tariffs must be repealed Â„ not just because they hurt newspapers, but because they will damage the customers and communities we serve. Thank you for hearing us out. Paul C. Tash is the chairman and CEO of the Times Publishing Company.Tariffs on paper will hurt us, and our readers One way or another it appears FloridaÂs systematic denial of voting rights to felons may soon be ended. The sooner the better for this practice, an anachronism with roots in voter suppression 150 years ago in the post-Civil War South. Today, the system disproportionately restricts rights of the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system. A population presumed to skew to the Democratic Party. Most disturbing, though, the current system leaves decisions about voting rights to the whim of a handful of politicians who may, or may not, benefit at the polls. Florida is one of only four states that, in effect, permanently strip convicted felons of voting rights. Under changes enacting during the administration of Gov. Rick Scott, felons must wait a minimum of five years before applying to a four-person Clemency Board, composed of the governor, attorney general, chief financial officer and the agriculture commissioner. Those convicted of murder or sex offenses must wait at least seven years before requesting Â„ not necessarily receiving Â„ rights of citizenship. FloridaÂs voting-restoration rules were liberalized in 2007 by then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist: The voting rights of non-violent felons were automatically granted without hearings. This a restored the vote to 100,000 citizens in the first year. By comparison, in the seven years since Scott arrived in office and locked the system, fewer than 3,000 have been granted. The state Commission on Offender Review currently has a backlog of 10,000 cases Â„ and those are only the people whoÂve made requests. A constitutional amendment, brought by a petition signed by 1 million voters and placed on the November ballot, will ask whether the process will become automatic. That measure must get 60 percent of the vote. Recently, though, a U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a permanent injunction in a lawsuit challenging the system brought by the Fair Elections Legal Network. In his decision, Walker wrote, ÂThis court concluded that FloridaÂs arbitrary slow drip of vote restorations violates the U.S. Constitution Â„ but that does not mean defendants (Scott, et al.) can shut off the spigot of voting rights with a wrench, yank it from the plumbing and throw the whole apparatus into the Gulf of Mexico.ÂŽ He said ex-prisoners should not have to wait five years Â„ beyond one four-year election cycle. ÂThere are problems of potential abuse Â„ especially when members of the board, who are elected on a statewide basis and who may be running for re-election or another office, have a personal stake in shaping the electorate to their perceived benefit.ÂŽ That is an unmistakable perception. Felon voting rights were written into FloridaÂs Reconstruction Constitution in 1868 as an explicit means of denying the vote to former slaves. At the same time, the definition of a felony was expanded to include a targeted minority population. This remains a vestige of that shameful system. The process is arbitrary, in that it leaves questions of civil rights to a handful of elected officials whose party might benefit or suffer from the existence of fewer, or more, voters. It also counteracts the aim of rehabilitation by automatically preventing felons from reintegration and full participation in civil society. On what basis? Those who have paid their debt to society deserve the restoration of their civil rights when the debt is satisfied. Â„ Sun NewspapersCourt ruling recognizes voting rightsOUR VIEW YOUR VIEW Paul Tash GUEST COLUMN Tim Smolarick Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org Romona Washington Executive Editor email@example.com 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 will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â… not in itials. 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. 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Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. Fansler said his officers most frequently see violations involving speeding, obeying red lights, failure to use seat belts, and driving with a suspended driverÂs license. When officers investigate those violations, itÂs not uncommon to discover other violations of law, including illegal possession of drugs, Fansler said. Following too closely is often a reason cited for accidents. Fansler said in most cases, under Florida law, the car that hits the back of a vehicle is at fault. Drivers should generally leave five car lengths of distance between them and a vehicle in front, he said. The only exception to the rear vehicle being responsible in a rear-end crash is if the driver of the other vehicle purposely made a sudden stop, Fansler said. But, he indicated, that could be difficult to prove. In Florida, according to tripsavvy.com, the law allows people to run right at red light if no traffic is oncoming and thereÂs no sign, the driver and the front seat passenger must wear seat belts, and all children age 5 and younger be restrained in a child restraint system. All passengers under the age of 18 must wear a seatbelt, regardless of position in the vehicle. Florida law also requires people to slow down to 20 miles per hour when approaching an emergency vehicle. Generally, according to the state of Florida web site, speed limits are 20 miles per hour in a school zone. The fine for violating that is $555.50.TRAFFICFROM PAGE 1 Âit was an enormous learning curve,ÂŽ Fane recalled. Most people are not aware of the complexities of the system, he said. ÂPeople thought radios were magic and you pushed a button and it works.ÂŽ ItÂs almost amazing with the complexity involved that it works 99 percent of the time, he said. But when he began his new role, the 911 system was antiquated and no longer supported. ÂFor a long time I went to work on a prayer and thread and hoping it wouldnÂt break,ÂŽ he said. Fane said he learned through other communications systems operators that grant money was available to upgrade the system. With the new system, a landline call results in a map with 100 percent accuracy showing the origin of the call. On cell phone calls, they can locate the origin of the call to within 75 feet, he said. Another issue the system solved was that in some areas, deputies encountered dead zones, he said. If deputies responded to a call in one of those areas, they were on their own. Now, deputies can go to other counties Â„ and even downtown Orlando Â„ and still maintain contact, he said. The new system is also more secure, he said. Ultimately, the whole system will be based on the Internet and provide communications with all agencies in Florida, he said. Although technology is important, Fane credited the people behind it with making it work. ÂThey absolutely care about the callers who need help,ÂŽ he said. Fane served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He is married to Kimberly Fane, who is a physical therapy assistant, and they have two daughters.CAPTAINFROM PAGE 1 they scholarships or whatever it is, after members who are in leadership, I think it raises ethical issues. It forces the members of that legislative body to make a decision as to whether theyÂre going to oppose leadership or do something that leadership wants.ÂŽ The proposal was one of 25 to survive a round of voting last week by the commission, which gathers every 20 years to review and propose changes to the state Constitution. StembergerÂs proposal remains subject to a final vote by the commission. If it ultimately appears on the November ballot, it would need 60 percent approval from voters to pass. State lawmakers each year consider numerous naming proposals for such things as roads. StembergerÂs proposal advanced before Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday a measure (HB 382) that names 38 roads and bridges across the state after 41 people and families, along with a portion of Interstate 75 in Collier County as the ÂSubmarine Veterans Memorial Highway.ÂŽ The bill also applies the name ÂNona and Popa RoadÂŽ to a section of the San Juan Street Extension in Anastasia State Park in St. Johns County to honor grandmothers and grandfathers who take their grandchildren to state parks. All the individuals honored in the bill, including former state Sen. Greg Evers, a Baker Republican who died Aug. 22 when his truck ran off a road, are dead. House leaders had removed two names from the bill, refusing to include the names of living people before voting. Stemberger said he didnÂt want his proposal to require people to be dead before they can be honored. ÂYouÂre not really not honoring that person, then everything becomes a memorial,ÂŽ Stemberger said. ÂI think this is a good practice, I think it just needs to be done in a way that is above reproach.ÂŽ As for why the measure is needed, Stemberger said Jacksonville in 2005 spent $9,000 on a granite obelisk honoring community Âlegends,ÂŽ which included the likeness of then-City Councilwoman Pat Lockett-Felder. The inscription under Lockett-FelderÂs name read, ÂStill Working for the People.ÂŽ Constitution Revision Commission member Chris Smith, a former Democratic state senator from Fort Lauderdale, said the proposal steps on legislative and local decision-making, when the commission should be focused on bigger issues that impact the Ârights of people.ÂŽ ÂThis seems to be a local personal beef making it to the Constitution,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂIf Jacksonville wants to name every park after every commissioner, fine, thatÂs JacksonvilleÂs problem. Let Jacksonville do that. ThatÂs their problem. But donÂt tell Riviera Beach that they have to do this. DonÂt tell Fort Lauderdale that they have to do this. DonÂt tell Niceville that they have to do this.ÂŽ Commissioner Arthenia Joyner, a former Democratic state senator from Tampa, said she couldnÂt remember any speakers calling for the proposal at public hearings the commission held across the state. But Commissioner Tom Lee, a Republican state senator from Thonotosassa, said the proposal is an opportunity to send a message about how government operates. ÂThis concept establishes a value in our state, a guiding principle, that we believe you should wait to name these monuments to your public service after yourself, or to have your colleagues do the same,ÂŽ Lee said. ÂI donÂt see any real damage thatÂs done from that. I like the idea myself. IÂve seen how some of these naming things get done. The quid pro quos that take place, that result in bills passing, sometimes donÂt always result in the best naming of things.ÂŽNAMINGFROM PAGE 1 email@example.com Email Your News Tips To: DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE?
A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Cruz, brother of the Stoneman Douglas shooter. Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested March 19 on a trespassing charge at Douglas high school. The Broward County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce sought the order the same day. In Orlando, an order was Â“led on March 21 against Chris Velasquez, a University of Central Florida student who reportedly told police that he was one life-altering event away from summoning the courage to open Â“re on a school. BrowardÂs chief administrative judge, Jack Tuter, says the new law comes with potential legal pitfalls that lawmakers apparently did not anticipate. Among the questions: What can police do about weapons in the home that are not owned by the subject of the order? How can the judicial system balance the privacy of minors with the open nature of the orders? WhoÂs responsible for monitoring the subject? What happens if the subject wants to turn his weapons over to a responsible third party instead of to police? That last question is answered in the law, with a large loophole, Tuter told a gathering of law enforcement ofÂ“cials on March 22. Police must allow the transfer of weapons to a third party as long as that person passes a background check. But the law doesnÂt fund the background check, nor does it specify who is supposed to conduct it. ÂYouÂre going to have to Â“gure that out,ÂŽ Tuter told the ofÂ“cials. Fort Lauderdale attorney Michael Styles, who was not at the meeting, agreed with Tuter about the likelihood of legal challenges. ÂThis law was a kneejerk reaction to a bad situation,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe have enough gun laws on the books. This one was not well-thought-out.ÂŽ Styles went further than Tuter, predicting that the parts of the law, such as the seizure of weapons that donÂt belong to the subject of the order, would not survive a constitutional challenge. Tuter said the case of Zachary Cruz easily could have raised a number of questions. Cruz lives in Palm Beach County, but the order was sought in Broward. He does not live alone, and there was no way to tell whether anyone else in his home owned a weapon. As it turned out, there were no weapons, so ofÂ“cials were never confronted with the need to answer the questions. That wonÂt always happen, Tuter said. Police and the courts need to be ready for conÂ”icts that arise in the future. ÂWhat if the gun in the home belongs to someone else?ÂŽ Tuter said. The answer, in the law, is that the owner of the weapon must agree to store it where the subject of the order canÂt access it. If they donÂt, the guns have to be turned over. ÂI think it would be risky to leave those weapons behind,ÂŽ Tuter said. But expect legal challenges from gun owners whose weapons are conÂ“scated even though they have done nothing wrong, he said. Lawmakers also did not consider the privacy issues surrounding juveniles minors could have access to weapons at home, but they are typically not identiÂ“ed in public court documents unless they are charged with crimes as adults. Risk protection orders are civil motions, so juveniles should not be identiÂ“ed, Tuter said. But not identifying them would defeat the purpose of the orders and make then impossible to execute. ÂWe are in uncharted territory, with kids making threats over the internet,ÂŽ Tuter said. ÂI think if you threaten somebody, youÂve surrendered your right to privacy. Where that goes, higher courts than me will have to determine.ÂŽ Police ofÂ“cials said the meeting with Tuter helped them realize some of the challenges ahead. ÂIt looks like weÂre going to have to come up with some guidelines here,ÂŽ said Margate Police Chief Dana Watson. ÂWeÂre on new ground now.ÂŽGUNFROM PAGE 1 SFSC students named to All-Florida and Coca-Cola Academic TeamAVON PARK Â„ The Florida College System (FCS) has named six South Florida State College (SFSC) students to the 2018 All-Florida Academic Team. Each year, the FCS names an All-Florida Academic Team to honor students enrolled in FloridaÂs public state and community colleges for their academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community. The six SFSC students will be recognized, formally, at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 6 in Tampa. The SFSC students earning the recognition are Austin Beck, Anthony Burnett, Zachary Geitner, Danny Sustaita, Erika Weaver-Coleman, and Kevin Webb. They join 135 of their peers from the 28-member Florida College System in being named to the academic team. ÂWe are so pleased with the academic accomplishments of these six scholars from the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at South Florida State College,ÂŽ said Sonji Nicholas, PTK advisor and professor of sociology. ÂEach scholar gives credence to the idea that diligence in academic endeavors has many rewards. Being named as All-Florida Academic Team member is both an honor and a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate the dedication to academic excellence that each awardee has demonstrated while studying at SFSC. We are so proud of them!ÂŽ Students named to the All-Florida Academic Team were drawn from SFSCÂs Honors Program and the collegeÂs Tau Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an international academic honor society. In nominating students for the All-Florida Academic Team, colleges consider participation in academic honors programs, membership in and awards from collegiate societies, and academic enrichment gained from internships and special projects. Weaver-Coleman has also been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa student members are nominated for the academic team by their college administrators. Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service. The Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars will be recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention, April 19-21, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coco-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing students with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society that recognizes the academic achievements of community and state college students and helps them to grow as scholars and leaders. The society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. For more on Phi Theta Kappa, visit ptk.org. For more information about SFSCÂs Phi Theta Kappa chapter, contact Dr. Nicholas at 863-7847286. For information about SFSCÂs Honors Program, contact Charlotte Pressler, director, SFSC Honors Program, and professor of English and humanities, at 863-784-7247. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOAll-Florida Academic Team members, from left; Danny Sustaita, Anthony Burnett, Kevin Webb, Austin Beck, Erika Weaver-Coleman, and Zachary Geitner. PENSACOLA (AP) Â„ The young girl sat across from the little doggie Buster and read to him. Every few seconds, you would hear a ÂWoof Woof.ÂŽ Not from laid-back Buster an 11-year-old Bichon Frise. But from 10-year-old Chancey Cogley. ÂWoof Woof,ÂŽ she said, reading from the childrenÂs book ÂBiscuit Takes a Walk.ÂŽ ÂItÂs Grandpa.ÂŽ Then, she continued with the short story of the Â“ctional dog Biscuit taking a walk with Â“ctional grandpa. Just a few minutes earlier, Chancey was reading another story to a 2-year-old basset hound named Poppy on Saturday at the Tryon Branch Library, part of the West Florida Public Libraries system. Chancey has read to the dogs many times before, as sheÂs practically grown up participating in the Pet Partners ÂRead With MeÂŽ literary program, which allows children to read to therapy dogs. ÂThis program has been part of her life since she was six months old,ÂŽ said her father, Casey Cogley. ÂShe grew up with this program.ÂŽ Pet Partners is an international organization that strives to improve the health and well-being of people by allowing them to bond with animals. The group uses animals mostly dogs to help people in nursing homes, schools, veterans groups and others to form that dog-human bond. The group has been visiting area libraries since 2008. All dogs are with their owners/handlers and are on a leash. Pet Partners animals and their human volunteers undergo speciÂ“c training before being sent out into the Â“eld. Library employee Michelle Cogley is ChanceyÂs mother and is program organizer one reason her daughter has been reading to dogs for most of her life. Cogley said anywhere from a half-dozen to 20 or so children with parents and guardians, of course show up for each Pet Partners session. ÂIÂve seen kids come in afraid of dogs,ÂŽ she said, recounting the story of one boy who made monthly visits with his cousin. ÂWhen he Â“rst came, he wouldnÂt even come in the door.ÂŽ It took the boy six months to get comfortable enough where he would sit next to his cousin during the reading sessions. Soon, the boy was reading to the dog. A month later, Âhe even touched the dog,ÂŽ Cogley said. Little Gracie Kennedy, 6, sat down on the soft mat next to Buster to read him the childrenÂs story ÂOne is EnoughÂŽ about being an only child. (Gracie is not.)Children cuddle up and read with therapy dogsBy TROY MOONPENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL JOHN BLACKIE/ PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL This March 17 photo shows Nicole Louie listening to her niece, Gracie Kennedy, 6, read to Buster during the Pet Partners Read With Me program at the Tryon Branch Library in Pensacola. The program is a special initiative to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading by having children read to therapy animals. This March 17 photo shows Gracie Kennedy, 6, holding a book she read to Buster during the Pet Partners Read With Me program at the Tryon Branch Library in Pensacola. The program is a special initiative to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading by having children read to therapy animals. 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Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.com Dyson wins at Road AtlantaPanthers roll past St. PetersburgMatos claims initial TA2 victoryHolds off Francis to take victory in TA classSFSC baseball squad in good shape after series sweepDriver says he learned plenty from Sebring raceRoad racing veteran Chris Dyson secured his Â“rst career Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory in the TA class today at Road Atlanta. Dyson was joined in the celebrations by Randy Kinsland, who secured his second consecutive TA3 class Road Atlanta win following the conclusion of the multiclass competition. Dyson began the race in second position in the No. 20 Plaid/ CD Racing Ford Mustang but overtook pole sitter Ernie Francis, Jr., defending TA class champion and driver of the No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang, before turn one of the 40-lap, 101.6-mile race around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. While Dyson continued in the lead, Francis would fall back to fourth by lap three, with David Pintaric, in the No. 57 Kryderacing Cadillac CTS-V, and Simon Gregg, in the No. 59 Derhaag Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette, in pursuit. Over the passing laps Francis climbed, taking third position on lap 15 and second on lap 21, then settling into close pursuit of Dyson. Contact between Francis and Dyson on the 37th lap saw both cars spin and Francis take the lead; however, stewards ruled the contact avoidable on the part of Francis and ordered the AVON PARK Â„ The Â“rst rule about making the post season is not to talk about making the post season and for the South Florida State College Panther baseball team, they are sticking to the script even though there is an air of excitement about this yearÂs team. After completing the Â“rst half of games in the Suncoast Conference with a three game sweep of the St Petersburg Titans, the Panthers Â“nd themselves with a 21-18 overall record and one game out of second place in the conference with an 8-7 record. The Panthers completed their sweep of the Titans on Saturday afternoon with a 12-1 win that ended in the bottom of the eighth off a grand slam by Franco Camacho. ÂThe guys did a good job, St Pete is a very good club, very talented,ÂŽ said SFSC coach Rick Hitt. ÂBut we found a way to win three and that is really difÂ“cult to do in our conference, proud of our guys. ÂToday we were a little up and down, in the pitching department, we just got to be more consistent. More consistent on defense and on the mound and not just once a week, we cannot expect to score 12 runs on a regular basis, it just does not happen in our league.ÂŽ The Panthers took the lead in the bottom of the second after Pedro Castellano led off the inning with a single and stole second base. Castellano later scored on a sacriÂ“ce Â”y by Camacho to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. Hitt was referring to having to take starter Edwin Serrano out in the third inning after a pair of walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch culminated in a run for the Titans to tie the game at 1. Kyle Choate came in relief to pitch three scoreless TodayAvon Park boys tennis at Lake Wales, 4 p.m. TuesdayOkeechobee girls tennis at Lake Placid, 4 p.m. Sebring girls tennis at Lake Region, 4 p.m. Bartow boys tennis at Sebring, 4 p.m. Okeechobee boys tennis at Lake Placid, 4 p.m. Lake Placid softball at Ft. 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Matos, making his seventh start in the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Group Chevrolet Camaro, secured what had proven to be an allusive win through a second-to-last lap pass over Justin Haley during the 40-lap, 101.6-mile contest. Haley would Â“nish second while Tony Buffomante captured third. Matos began the race in Â“fth position but took lead of the 25-car TA2 Â“eld by lap four. The No. 88 held the lead into the raceÂs single, full-course caution on lap 13, for oil on the racing line, and through the restart on lap 19. Justin Haley, pole sitter and driver of the No. 99 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ford Mustang, would overtake Matos for the lead on lap 27. Matos would pursue Haley for the remainder of the race with the duo separating themselves from the rest of the TA2 Â“eld by several seconds. While working the tail end of the 37th lap, the No. 99 of Haley was held up by the No. 13 of Matt Parent, running a lap behind, on the exit of turn 12, allowing Matos to make a pass for the lead in turn 12Â„ a lead SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNBY JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSFSCÂs Franco Camacho (13) steps on home plate as he is greeted by teammates after hitting a game ending grand slam home run.CHRIS CLARK/TRANS AM PHOTORafa Matos won the Trans Am TA2 race at Road Atlanta on Saturday. LOCAL SPORTSVICTORY | 10 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFErnie Francis Jr. rounds Turn 1 at Sebring International Raceway.DYSON | 10 LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR SFSCÂs Brett Norwood hits a single into right eld in the eighth inning against St Petersburg.PANTHER | 10
A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comand hitless innings. Three base hits by the Panther in the bottom of the third, coupled with two errors by the Titans resulted in four runs crossing the plate. Brett Norwood drove in the Â“rst run with a triple and later scored on a single by P.J. Cimo to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead. Camacho and A.J. Drisdom each drove in a run with singles to expand the Panther lead to 5-1 after three innings. The Panthers added another run in the seventh to take a 6-1 lead. Cestellano doubled to lead off the inning and later scored on a sacriÂ“ce Â”y by Camacho, his third of the game at that point. In the bottom of the eighth, Blaise Maris and Norwood led off the inning with singles. A hit batter loaded the bases and two walks brought in two run to make the score 8-1. Camacho then hit a screaming shot over the left-Â“eld fence for a walk off grand slam home run to end the game with the Panthers winning 12-1 and Camacho driving in a game high seven runs. ÂWe are right in thick of things,ÂŽ said Hitt Âbut we told the guys in the beginning of the year that we are not even going to talk about the post season, instead we are going to concentrate on the process of every game. ÂSecond half of the conference season starts next week and hopefully it will give us an opportunity to play well. When the last out of the last game is recorded, we will look up and see where that takes us.ÂŽ The Panthers will play Southeastern University at home on Wednesday in a non-conference game before starting the second round of conference play on Saturday at home against Hillsborough Community College, which will be a battle for second place in the conference.PANTHERSFROM PAGE 9 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSFSCÂs Blaise Maris rounds second and heads to third base on a single hit into right eld by Brett Norwood. he wouldnÂt relinquish. ÂI feel speechless,ÂŽ said Matos. ÂWhen Doug Peterson Â“rst gave me the opportunity to run in this car, I had high expectations. To put the 3-Dimensional Services Group, Coleman Motorsports Camaro on top of the podium, Â“nally, itÂs like a dream come true. WeÂve had really good runs, but weÂve never been able to get to the top spot. It feels like I Â“nally got the monkey off my back, and IÂm very happy Â„ I think after this win, it will be a little bit easier to get the next one.ÂŽ MatosÂ victory came in similar circumstance to Mike MillerÂs pass for the lead, and win, at Sebring International Raceway over Matos, who had led the entirety of the Florida contest, just weeks ago. While Matos fell victim to lapped trafÂ“c in Round 1, he found opportunity in Atlanta for Round 2. ÂI learned from Sebring,ÂŽ said Matos. ÂI deÂ“nitely learned form Sebring. I conserved my tires all race long, I conserved by brakes, I studied Justin (Haley) a lot. I studied where I was quicker than himÂ„ our car was very fast in the inÂ“eld but he had more power in a straight line. I was, kind of, happy in second position Â„ it would have given us the points lead Â„ but when he caught lapped trafÂ“c I was able to pass.ÂŽ Despite being unable to retake the lead, Haley brought home the No. 99 in relative comfort for his sixth career TA2 podium. Tony Buffomante, in the No. 34 Mike Cope Racing Ford Mustang, captured thirdÂ„ emerging on the podium after a race-long battle with Marc Miller and Misha Goikhberg. VICTORYFROM PAGE 9 position be given back to Dyson with two laps remaining. Francis would yield to Dyson with the later retaking the lead. The No. 20 and No. 98 would run nose-to-tail for the remainder of the race, with Dyson holding off Francis for the win. The win is the Â“rst for Dyson and the recently formed CD Racing team, announced only 30 days ago after a busy week of testing before Sebring. ÂFrom where we started a month ago, IÂm thrilled to be here,ÂŽ said Dyson. ÂIÂm thrilled to be in the Series it has a tremendous heritage and IÂm honored to come here to one of my favorite tracks Â„ Road Atlanta. For us to win our second time out really puts us in good shape in the points battle; we went head-to-head, straight up, with Francis, Jr., whoÂs the benchmark. We were fortunate to come out on top Â„ I know weÂre going to have hard Â“ghts all year, and IÂm really looking forward it.ÂŽ While Dyson did not campaign for the stewardsÂ decision, he was pleased with the outcome and anticipates clean, hard racing between himself and Francis for the remainder of the year. ÂIt was a judgment call from the stewards,ÂŽ said Dyson. ÂI wasnÂt on the radio complaining about it; frankly, I let them make those calls. Ernie and I are going to race hard all year, and IÂm sure there are going to be moments like that Â„ you just hope they donÂt affect race outcomes. But this is racing and sometimes the stewards have to sort things out and thatÂs what they did today. It was a good hard Â“ght, and IÂm sure we can run hard and clean for the rest of the year. This is our Â“rst race with Plaid on the car and to win here near their headquarters with a lot of guests here, itÂs a pretty special moment for us.ÂŽ Francis would Â“nish second, his sixth consecutive podium Â“nish. Simon Gregg would complete the TA podium in third, his Â“rst podium appearance since Round 11 of the 2017 season. Tim Rubright, in the No. 77 BlueKnobAuto.com Ford Mustang, Â“nished a TA class career best fourth, while David Pintaric completed the TA class top Â“ve. DYSONFROM PAGE 9 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFChris Dyson, right, talks to his crew after nishing second at Sebring. He turned the tables on Ernie Francis Jr. to win SaturdayÂs Trans Am race at Road Atlanta. If thereÂs an air of superiority to these units, itÂs because theyÂre the quietest, most efÂ“cient models we make. 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CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDE SECTION B Monday, April 2, 2018 Who should decide if your food is healthy? Do you think that the Food & Drug Administration should? Reason I ask is because this year, the FDA is going to become more involved in considering what ÂhealthyÂŽ means. They will also have input about the claims that food companies make. On the surface, this sounds absolutely reasonable. The ÂFDAÂŽ name itself implies that it should have some say about food, but IÂve noticed their track record and itÂs awful. Have you noticed that their interventions to fortify food donÂt work that well? When they fortify cereal with folic acid, thatÂs a synthetic form of vitamin B9. When they fortify milk with calcium, itÂs not a very good form and can cause stomach upset. Furthermore, I think that an agency thatÂs in charge of drugs, should not simultaneously be in charge of food! Unless perhaps you want to look forward to Prozac Popsicles and Requip Rice Krispies! If it wasnÂt so sad, it would be hilarious! Scott Gottlieb, who is the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, was speaking at the CNBC Healthy Returns Conference in New York a few days ago, and he looks like a nice, reasonable guy. I wish I could get a meeting with him! IÂd tell him that his prior attempts to help out with obesity are failing pathetically. His changes to the food industry intended to reduce the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and chronic illness arenÂt working. They wonÂt ever workÂƒ not until his agency stops the genetic modiÂ“cation of our food and the spraying of it with hundreds of hormone-disrupting pesticides. Why donÂt you start prioritizing that, hmm? The FDAÂs intention is noble, but do we want to let the same people who sanction margarine dictate whatÂs ÂhealthyÂŽ now? TheyÂre working towards making food manufacturers create an icon or symbol on all their labeling in order to meet new deÂ“nitions of Âhealthy.ÂŽ But food makers cheat, not all of them, but for sure some of them are failing to disclose additives, MSG and bug parts. The industry is not the most ethical sort, and I some will just stamp the new icon on their labels without doing anything to make it Âhealthier.ÂŽ And youÂll pay more for the pretty (but meaningless) badge on the label. As the expression goes, ÂYou canÂt put lipstick on a pig.ÂŽ If you sense my frustration itÂs because IÂve worked very hard my entire life, not just to purchase real food, but to cook authentically healthy meals, the kind that automatically come with nutrition. No icon needed! If you want ÂhealthyÂŽ food, donÂt look for boxes with an icon! Shop around the perimeter of the grocery store or go to a FarmerÂs Market and buy organic when possible. DonÂt rip open a box that has an ingredient list of 45 things you canÂt even pronounce, and then shove it in the oven just because some agency stuck an icon it. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of ÂThe 24-Hour PharmacistÂ and ÂReal Solutions.Â For more information, visit www.suzycohen.com.This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.The FDA might be feeding you foolishness Dear PharmacistSUZY COHEN SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Â„ A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health Organization. While there is no cure, a new study published in Cephalalgia journal in March shows single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation is a new way to prevent migraine attacks. ItÂs safe, easy to use and noninvasive. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and other major academic headache centers across the U.S. recently conducted the study that examined the effectiveness of using a single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation device to prevent migraine attacks. The eNeura SpringTMS Post-Market Observational U.S. Study of Migraine study, also known as ESPOUSE, instructed participants to self-administer four pulses with the device in the morning and four pulses at night over three months to prevent Study: Device can help prevent migraine attacksMAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK (TNS)DEVICE | 5 LAKE PLACID Â„ With 6,000 people in Highlands County suffering from AlzheimerÂs disease, the need for education, support groups and resources is tremendous, and that need created an overwhelming response to the recent dementia conference held March 22 at the Lake Placid Genesis Center. Approximately 200 attendees and vendors participated in the event, and participants received information about a wide array of support services offered locally and from the AlzheimerÂs Association Gulf Coast Chapter. According to the AlzheimerÂs Association, AlzheimerÂs is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and 5.7 million Americans are living with the disease. Every 65 seconds someone is diagnosed with AlzheimerÂs. Sadly, while deaths from other illnesses are decreasing, death rates from AlzheimerÂs are increasing. Support for people with AlzheimerÂs disease and their caregivers is desperately needed. Julie Shatzer, vice president of programs at the AlzheimerÂs Association, said, ÂOne in Â“ve caregivers have neglected their own health while caring for people with this disease.ÂŽ Dr. Catherine Cruikshank educated the audience about warning signs for AlzheimerÂs disease. When someoneÂs language changes Â„ such as missing words, forgetting the words for things, or forming letters on a page Â„ that can be a sign of the disease. Other signs are having difÂ“culty with ordinary tasks such as putting away laundry, doing dishes or becoming disoriented while driving. In addition, people with Living with AlzheimerÂsBy MELISSA MAINCORRESPONDENTDementia conference offers patients, caregivers plenty of information MELISSA MAIN/ CORRESPONDENTFusion representative, Arielle Collier, explained the full range of services oered, which include nursing, social workers, and psychiatric nursing. Dr. Catherine Cruikshank, director of education for the AlzheimerÂs Association, informed the attendees about the warning signs of AlzheimerÂs disease.DEMENTIA | 9 SEBRING Â„ Dr. Raisa Camilo said it is a Âbig dealÂŽ that Sun ÂN Lake Medical Group has been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The recognition came from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which is a private, not-for-proÂ“t organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since it was founded in 1990, NCQAÂs contribution to the health care system is regularly measured in the form of statistics that track the quality of care delivered by the nationÂs health plans. ÂŽThatÂs the gold standard,ÂŽCamilo said. ÂWhen you say you are a medical home, it is a prestige in quality of care.ÂŽ According to the organization, the Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patientsÂ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes encourage ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic ofÂ“ce visits. Each patientÂs care is overseen by clinician-led teams that New recognition is a Âbig dealÂ for medical groupSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNÂThis is a goal we achieved together as a team.ÂŽÂ„ Dr. Raisa Camilo GROUP | 5ÂFor certain patients, treatment options for migraines, such as oral medications, are not eective, well-tolerated or preferredÂŽÂ„ Dr. Amaal Starling M.D. Mayo Clinic neurologist
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com I love living in an agricultural community. Grading an assignment for a nutrition class I teach to nursing students, I got this answer to instructions for students to take their body measurements and assess their health risks: ÂI found each of my measurements, which took some time and dedication as I could not Â“nd a single tape measure or measuring tape in my house, so after some digging in the barn, I had to settle for a horse measuring tape. I now know how many hands tall I am (horses are measured in ÂhandsÂŽ which is just four inches).ÂŽ We sometimes Â“nd answers that may surprise us. And that may be the case with eggs. For the Â“rst time in decades, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer recommend that we limit our intake of cholesterol to 300 milligrams a day. (One egg yolk contains about 180 milligrams of cholesterol.) Instead, these experts tell us to limit saturated fat (eggs are low in this type of fat) and Âeat as little dietary cholesterol as possible while consuming a healthy eating pattern.ÂŽ In other words, our heart health appears to depend less on whether we eat eggs or not and more on the company they keep. ThereÂs a big difference, for example, between a breakfast of eggs, whole grain toast, low fat yogurt and fruit and one that features eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy. Eggs have long scored the highest of all protein foods in quality and digestibility. Each egg contains all the essential amino acids to build every type of protein our bodies need. One amino acid is leucine Â„ a powerful stimulant for building muscle tissue. And eggs are cheap (cheep cheep) compared to most other sources of protein. Besides protein, eggs are packed with 13 essential nutrients (meaning they are absolutely needed for our bodies to function). According to the Egg Nutrition Center www.eggnutritioncenter. org, eggs are one of very few foods that contain vitamin D naturally. And these compact nutrition powerhouses also provide choline, a nutrient involved with brain development during pregnancy plus memory and mood functions as we get older. And hereÂs a surprise: DonÂt toss the yolks. ThatÂs where most of the nutrients in eggs reside, including vitamin D, choline and antioxidant substances. Also more than 40 percent of the protein in eggs is found in the yolk.A new look at eggsBy BARBARA QUINN THE MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD (TNS)Hearing is important. It is important that you keep stimulating your brain with sounds and information. When you have a hearing loss, your brain goes into a fog. ItÂs harder for you to carry on a conversation. Having a hearing loss affects your ability to remember details. After all, you canÂt remember something you never heard in the Â“rst place. Recently, after performing a hearing evaluation and consultation (which included a full demonstration), I had a patient say to me, ÂI am just not ready to get a hearing aid.ÂŽ When asked why he wasnÂt ready, he simply stated, ÂI donÂt need to hear this well.ÂŽ He further went on to state that he doesnÂt have problems with noise because he chooses not to go to noisy places. As I dug deeper into this discussion I asked if his wife likes to go out to eat. Apparently she does, but they donÂt because Âshe knows itÂs best if he is not out in noisy places.ÂŽ Hmm.... At this point I simulated a noisy restaurant and had his wife speak to him while blocking her face so he had no visual cues. He understood every word with our hearing instruments programmed for his prescription. Upon asking him if he wouldnÂt like to be able to take his wife out with friends and family and enjoy life more fully, he answered, ÂNo. Not really.ÂŽ Why? Why? Why ... what was the hold up? This guy was different. Both ears had pretty much the same loss. He told us he had problems understanding 30 percent of the time. His mom passed away in her 70s from AlzheimerÂs so there is a genetic link that leaving his hearing loss untreated may contribute to the development of the disease. Even though this was explained to him he still ÂdidnÂt need to hear this well.ÂŽ Our job is to make sure he is hearing healthy. His wife shared that his mom never could hear with her hearing aids. That his mom always complained of background noise. Maybe thatÂs it? Comparing his problems with hers? At that point the demonstration got very indepth for different types of noise situations. He was impressed. He was intrigued, he said. So was he ready? He asked his wife a simple question: ÂWhat do you think I should do?ÂŽ She said, ÂWhatever you want to do.ÂŽ Now, this happens often. It doesnÂt matter if it is the wife or the husband. They donÂt want to feel like they are forcing them into a decision. This time something different happened. (This is such an interesting profession). This time the patient said, ÂSee, she doesnÂt care if I hear better or not. She is Â“ne with our social life just the way it is.ÂŽ I just looked at her. She was dumbfounded. She replied, ÂAre you kidding me?!ÂŽ After some lengthy conversation, it was Â“nally discovered that he felt bad about dipping into their savings for something that he felt was only a beneÂ“t to himself. He also really wanted the smallest invisible instruments that wouldnÂt show but he knew the batteries donÂt last as long, so again he felt like he was spending more Âmoney on himself.ÂŽ Hearing is important. Not just for yourself, but also for your friends, family, co-workers, customers, teammates, casual acquaintances and even your pets. Keep your brain and your loved ones brain healthy and happy. To hear better is to live better ... for everyone. Roseann B. Kiefer, B.A., BC-HIS, is owner of Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. 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Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.com When I was a medical student, I spent some time at QueenÂs Square, a well-known neurologic hospital in London. They were just Â“nishing up testing of the EMI (yes, the same people who brought you the Beetles) scanner. It only did heads and at least one of the professors said it would Ânever catch on!ÂŽ The English may have invented it, but the Americans ran with it and it became what we now call the CT scanner. The CT scanner is very good at structure. For heads, it was miles ahead of the old painful tests requiring injection of air or dye into the ventricles of the brain to look for abnormalities. The CT uses X-ray to study structures throughout the body. It is especially valuable for bone. Instead of the X-ray beam going through the tissue and making a picture on a Â“lm, the computer analyzes the beam and makes the picture. It can make the pictures in ÂslicesÂŽ and by looking at each slice the doctor has a better idea of what a fracture or bone tumor looks like. The newer models make 3-D images that can be rotated, and some can even produce in a plastic polymer what each bone fragment looks like. This is very helpful when trying to repair a broken pelvis or heel bone. The doctor can see what each piece looks like and how to Â“t them back together before taking the patient to the operating room. The MRI came next. This is a technology I used in grad school to analyze big organic molecules. In a magnetic Â“eld, the hydrogen atoms that exist in all organic tissues change their spin by what (for example carbon rings) is next to them. The computer takes this information and converts it to pictures very similar to those seen in the CT Âslices.ÂŽ Soft tissues appear more clearly in this scan. The drawback is that it is a very strong magnetic Â“eld so patients with pacemakers and some types of metal near the area being studied cannot safely have the scans. With both the CT and MRI, some areas, such as the colon and kidneys, can have the pictures enhanced by the use of contrast materials (dye) that is swallowed or injected in a vein. The newest tool is the PET scan. This looks at function rather than structure. It is often used with a CT or MRI scan. The PET scan is used for brain disorders, such as AlzheimerÂs or epilepsy, to look for some cancers or to study the blood Â”ow to the heart. A short lived radioactive tracer is tagged on to a substance that the target organ uses. For example, tagged glucose is used to study cancers because cancerous tissue uses glucose differently than normal tissue. The radioactive material is injected in a vein and after about an hour the scan is done. The radiation exposure is about the same as for the CT scan. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com There are many beneÂ“ts from a regular yoga practice, especially building strength in the muscles, tissues, tendons, core and the internal organs, as well as reinforcing mental acuity. The best way to afÂ“rm these beneÂ“ts is to ask for comments from those who are practicing yoga for strength training. Today, we go to those people taking yoga at GoldÂs Gym for their assessment of their personal practice and their recommendations regarding yoga as Âstrength training.ÂŽ In an article on power lifters, one person said a pet peeve he has observed is people performing reps not using their full range of motion with every lift. In yoga, Ârange of motionÂŽ is very important to lengthen muscles. In yoga we use the termÂŽ lengthenÂŽ rather than ÂstretchingÂŽ as lengthening comes from concentrating internally with awareness of what the muscles are doing as well as controlling momentum initiated from within. In body building, weights build bulk, which means shorter and tightened muscles. David Best, a muscular bodybuilder who takes the GoldÂs Gym yoga class along with his wife, Trish, says, ÂYoga does help lengthen muscles that complements body building.ÂŽ Trish Best says yoga helps her to Ârelease tensionÂŽ along with deep breathing and works on alignment of the bones/ muscles/spine especially in her well-executed favorite, ÂPigeon Pose.ÂŽ Trish also teaches yoga to kids at her school. Agreeing with his fellow Âyoginis,ÂŽ David Brimley, who teaches ÂspinningÂŽ at GoldÂs, emphasizes that ÂYoga improves every other exercise that you do.ÂŽ A new to yoga student, Rose Bleiweiss, does yoga to improve muscle control that complements other physical workouts in which she participates. For her Â“rst class with these experienced practitioners who also offered their assistance, she succeeded in moving forward with great skill in doing various new postures. All agree that yoga carries over into a daily individual practice. Basil Worrell, a substitute teacher, says, it Âcontributes to focus when working out for strength training and muscle building.ÂŽ As a bodybuilder he does yoga to help him Âlengthen muscles which makes it easier to move.ÂŽ Big, tall George Villa, a longtime yoga practitioner and bodybuilder, stresses how yoga improves his balance. George inspires others to keep working on concentration to improve postures, as balance is an important factor both in weight lifting and yoga. Jenny Martin, new to Highlands County, improves her grace and mobility as well as growing stronger in her yoga practice One of the yoga strength training postures is theÂPlank Pose,ÂŽ which lengthens the core and side bodies as you balance on the forearms with legs extended long Â„ Â”at on the mat Â„ then lifted in a long straight line. This posture opens the collar bones and shoulder blades to build upper body strength. Not only does ÂPlank PoseÂŽ awaken the upper body but it also activates the obliques and increases overall Â”exibility. Yoga practice is personal. If you take a class, the support of others will further your progress as everyone is on a different level and working on their own development at their own pace which is wonderful! It has been extremely rewarding and so much fun to work with the bodybuilders who teach me new knowledge each week about their skills. It is also fun to have new yoga students integrate into the class and discover that you do not have to be an advanced bodybuilder to join us on Friday evenings. Thanks to all of you for your inspiration. Strength training through yoga Guest ColumnistNANCY DALE YOGA CLASSES:Monday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.; Wednesday 5:30 -6:30 p.m. CHAKRA MEDITATION: ÂThe ThroatÂŽ-Self-expression and being heard April 9 at 5:30 p.m., Intuitive Massage and Wellness Fridays: 56-p.m. GoldÂs Gym (walk-ins welcome) All levels of yoga Flotation Therapy, also known as sensory deprivation therapy, was founded in the United States by Dr. John C. Lilly in 1954. Lilly was a neuropsychiatrist who wished to study how sensory deprivation affected the brain. Some benefits his research showed from this therapy was a reduction of stress, relief from pain, and feeling more positive and optimistic about life. This led to float therapy being used commercially, starting in 1972. While float therapy spread throughout America, it exploded in Europe where more research and technology has advanced float therapy as it is seen today. The basic concept of float therapy is a fiberglass tub filled with about 11 inches of water and anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 pounds of salt. The water is heated and kept at standing 96 degrees, which is around the same temperature of a personÂs skin. This takes away the sense of touch which allows a person to feel completely weightless as if they were floating in mid-air. Float tanks come in all shapes and sizes from an egg-shaped pod to a small eight by six-foot room. Music and different types of lighting can be added to the therapy to help new floaters feel more comfortable. Another enhancement was changing the use of salt for floating to Epsom Salt. Research has shown that Epsom Salt, or magnesium sulfate, has even more beneficial properties than regular salt. Some benefits from soaking in Epsom Salt alone are: pain relief from muscle cramps, better functioning of muscles and nerves, helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots, makes insulin more effective, and eliminates toxins from the body. One hour of Float Therapy can have the equivalence of four hours of R.E.M., rapid eye movement, sleep. This is the deepest state in the sleep cycle where the body rests and repairs the most. Duke University did a study on brain cell rejuvenation and the research showed that prolonged absolute silence will allow the brain to produce more brain cells. In combining the health benefits from soaking in Epsom Salt water and Sensory Deprivation Therapy, frequent Float Therapy can rid the body of pain plus help it function better, heal faster, and improve the overall wellbeing of a person in mind, body, and spirit. Float therapy is now offered in Highlands County. 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ÂNot only for the patients, it is also for ourself,ÂŽ she said. ÂContinued learning, continued improvement...For example, improve the time management so that the patient wonÂt have to wait too long,ÂŽ she said. Camilo said it takes extra effort, time and coordination. She added that they have meetings every day to discuss what the plan is for that day. Kady Pryde, physician assistant, said Sun ÂN Lake Medical Group has more accountability than other practices. ÂThey (NCQA) are watching us more closely,ÂŽ Pryde said. Denise Palacios, physician assistant, said a representative of NCQA visited Sebring several times and went over patient charts. Palacios said the person met with members of the staff, and they put policies and procedures into place in sort of a handbook Âso everything is the sameÂŽ and everything is in writing. ÂThen they give you a Â“nal score,ÂŽ Palacios said. ÂBased off that Â“nal score is whether they determine if you qualify for (Patient-Centered) Medical Home.ÂŽ Camilo, who thinks Sun ÂN Lake Medical Group is the only practice in Highlands County to receive the recognition, said they were willing to go through the process that took a year. The organization described the review as Ârigorous and comprehensive.ÂŽ ÂThis is a goal we achieved together as a team,ÂŽ Camilo said. The doctor said they are Âvery proudÂŽ and excited about the recognition. ÂWe love what we do, we love our community, we love our patients,ÂŽ she said. To celebrate, the doctor said T-shirts with the seal from the organization that says SNL is a recognized practice are going to be ordered. She added that they will be renting a room in a restaurant for an event to honor the staff. GROUPFROM PAGE 1 and treat migraine attacks as needed. Spring TMS stands for Spring Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or sTMS. ÂThe migraine brain is hyperexcitable, and basic science studies have demonstrated modulation of neuronal excitability with this treatment modality,ÂŽ says Amaal Starling, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist, who is Â“rst author of the study. ÂOur study demonstrated that the four pulses emitted from this device twice daily reduce the frequency of headache days by about three days per month, and 46 percent of patients had at least 50 percent or less migraine attacks per month on the treatment protocol. This data is clinically signiÂ“cant. Based on the current study and prior studies in acute migraine attack treatment, sTMS not only helps to stop a migraine attack, but it also helps prevent them.ÂŽ ÂFor certain patients, treatment options for migraines, such as oral medications, are not effective, well-tolerated or preferred,ÂŽ Starling adds. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES N O TI C E O F INTENT T O I SS UE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Lake Francis Senior Ski Team, LLC at 334 Cloverleaf Rd., Lake Placid, FL. 33852 t to install a public, seasonal (April Â… October) slalom course measuring approximately 850 feet by 75 feet consisting of 32 rubber buoys anchored at either end of the course by two (2) boat anchors. The course will be installed no less than 250 feet from and parallel to the shore line of Lake Francis, a Class III, Florida Waterbody adjacent to 126 Â… 218 Cloverleaf Rd, southwest corner of Lake Francis, offshore of Camp Clover Leaf 4-H camp and several single-famil y residences, Florida 33852, in Section 22, Township 36 South, Range 29 East in Highlands County. The Department will issue the environmental resource permit and letter of consent to use sovereign submerged lands, unless a timely petition for an administrative proceeding is filed pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The actual t erms of the letter of consent will be f ormally executed at a later date and shall include provisions for rents and such other provisions as normally are included in such letter of consent. On t he filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. Because the administra t ive hearing process is designed to for mulate final agency action, the hearing p rocess may result in a modification of the agency action or even denial of the application. The application file is available online and can be accessed through the DepartmentÂs Information Portal at: http://prodenv.dep.state.fl.us/Dep Nexus/public/electronicdocuments/ER P_355477/facility!search If you have any questions or are experiencing diffi c ulty viewing the electronic application, please call the South District Office a t 239-344-5600, or contact by e-mail a t SouthDistrict@floridadep.gov and refer ence DEP File No: 0355477-001 EI. A person whose substantial interests a re affected by the DepartmentÂs action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Pursuant to Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C., a petition for an administrative hearing must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencyÂs file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, any email add ress, any facsimile number, and tele phone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerÂs representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the pro ceeding; and an explanation of how the petitionerÂs substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determi nation; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencyÂs proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends re quire reversal or modification of th e agencyÂs proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by t he petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencyÂs proposed action. The petition must be filed (received by t he Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Also, a copy of the petition shall be mailed to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. In accordance with Rule 62110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by a ny persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The f ailure to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a w aiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the DepartmentÂs action may also request an extension of time t o file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth S3 LEGAL NOTICES B ou l evar d M a il S tat i on 35 T a ll a h as see, Florida 32399-3000, before th e applicable deadline for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Mediation is not available in this proceeding. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appel late review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review bef ore the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from t he date when this order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. April 2, 2018 FICTITIOUS NAME12 N O TI C E UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, pursuant to the provisions of the Fictitious Name Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as amended, intends to register with the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, the fictitious name of LAL A LAND in Highlands County, Florida, under which the undersigned is engaged or will engage in business at: 400 Breeze By Way, Sebring, F L 33875. That the party interested in said business enterprise is as follows: T RIPLE C STABLES, INC., a Floria corporation. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 28th day of March, 2018. TRIPLE C STABLES, INC., a Florida corporation By: /s/ Terri L. Crutchfield Terri L. Crutchfield, President April 2, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-CP-000055 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARION K. MORRISON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARION K. MORRISON, deceased, whose date of death was December 30, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave, Se b ring, FL 33870. The names and ad dresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 26, 2018. Co-Personal Representatives: Ronnie C. Morrison 1474 Bearhill Rd. Randolph, VT 05060 Rickie C. Morrison 425 Sunbird Square Sebring, FL 33872 A ttorney for Personal Representative: Linda Bellomio Commons, Esq. Law Offices of Linda Bellomio Commons, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 0778346 E-mail: LCommons@aol.com P.O. Box 340261 Tampa, FL 33694 Tel: (813)679-3181 or (352)610-4416 Fax: (813)265-3010 March 26; April 2, 2018 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-102 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD ALLEN HANSEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALD ALLEN HANSEN, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names f NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 an d a dd resses o f t h e persona l representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is the 2nd day of April, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Beryll L. Hansen 114 Oak Grove Street Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Pamela Karlson Pamela T. Karlson, J.D., B.C.S., A ttorney Florida Bar Number: 0017957 KARLSON LAW GROUP, P.A. 301 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863)465-6022 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org April 2, 9, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-129 IN RE: ESTATE OF ZYLPHIA PICCOLA WHEELER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ZYLPHIA PICCOLA WHEELER, deceased, whose date of death was December 21, 2017, and whose social security number is XXX-XX7078, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of w hich is 59 0 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 M ONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF TH E FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLOR IDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 26, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Harold Dennis Wheeler 3847 Edgewater Drive Sebring, FL 33872 / s/ Robert E. Livingston ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commer ce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 email@example.com March 26; April 2, 2018 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 18-123 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF TOMMIE P. ASHWORTH a/k/a TOMMIE LAFRAN A SHWORTH a/k/a TOMMIE ASHWORTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Tommie Lafran Ashworth de ceased, whose date of death was Sept ember 18, 2017 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativesÂ attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other p ersons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this no tice is March 26, 2018. NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 Personal Representative: Jolene Bohanon 83 Fire Fly Lane Apt. 101 Franklin, NC 28734 Jocelyn K. Skipper SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-1549 Florida Bar No. 0118430 E-Mail Address: j firstname.lastname@example.org March 26; April 2, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000735 SUNWEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SOTO, JOSEFA, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000735 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein S UNWEST MORT GAGE COMPANY, INC., is Plaintiff, and SOTO, JOSEFA, et al are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE JURY ASSEMBLY R OOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M., on the 24th day of April, 2018, the following described proper ty: LOT 8, BLOCK 181, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF TH E PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pedens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 8th day of February, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability w ho needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator, 255 N. Broadway A venue, Bartow, Florida, 33830, 863534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appeara nce is less than 7 days; if yo u are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 34407.0645/SF April 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : M ac kli n Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 4/13/2018 at 8:00 AM at 1002 W Cornell St, Avon Park, FL 33825 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Macklin Transport reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 5N1BV28U65N116239 2005 NISSAN QUEST S/SE/SL 1 NXBR32E75Z547447 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA CE/LE/S 1N4AL11D25C132644 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA S/SL April 2, 2018 N O TI C E O F S ALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction at satisfy lien pursuant to chapter 713.78 (2) of the Florida State statutes at 10AM A t 1118 Weigle Ave. Sebring FL 33870 Sale Date: 4/30/2018 2001 FORD 1FTRE14221HA90037 April 2, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 2 story Cape Cod on Lake Josephine 1/2 ac, 1502 Lake Josephine Dr. Sebring. $279k FSBO. 863-446-0395 HOMES FOR SALE1020 3/2 Waterfront HomeOpen flr plan; spacious kit., walk in shower; New A/C: sprinkler w/well, dbl lot w/2 storage units. Access to both Lake Jacksons! $210,000.FSBO! 863-835-1104 Sebring Pool Home4/3 on dbl lot, screened pool, shed & 3+ car garage! $245,900. For viewing: 239-247-9821Kevin A Krutz: Tropical Homes of Southwest Florida LLC HOMES FOR SALE SEBRING1026 3 / 2 / 2 brick home, corner lot Sebring Country Estates, totally furn, new metal roof, $164,000. 863-202-5863 for appt. WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 Lake Istokpoga~3200 sqft canal home 3/2, many extras, boat house & fish cleaning, $275,000. 863-655-1064 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 2/2 Move in ready! 302 302 Belle Tower, Lake Placid (Tropical Harbor Estates). Only $5k! Joyce863-221-8347 Lake Placid~ Lrg, furn. 2/2 at 327 Belle Tower. Golf cart included! REDUCED $35,000. Call Joyce 863-221-8347 B eaut if u l 2/2 ~ 3607 D e l aware Ave., Sebring. Own lot; carport, furn. & newly remodeled. $67k obo 863-835-1483. 2/2 Move in ready! 302 302 Belle Tower, Lake Placid (Tropical Harbor Estates). Only $5k! Joyce863-221-8347 Lake Placid~ 55+, Great place for 1 or 2 pp. Cheapest lot rent in FL; incl. lawn, garbage & wtr $7k. email@example.com NEW Dblwide, Hammock Est.~2/2, Many Upgrades in 55+ (no pets). Low mo. rate Make offer! Must see to appreciate! 910-512-2133 PK model, by owner, 55+ Whisper Lake. 2/2, W/D, Fl rm, furn, new kitchen, $19,500. 1168 Whisper Lake Blvd. 419-9571422, 419-957-1175. S ebring, O n O wn Land~ 2 / 2 w/carport, porch & fenced yd in nice country setting. $69,000. 1409 Wilson Dr. 863-840-3076 Sebring~ 2/1.5 in 55+park Move in ready, new appl. & W/D, pet friendly. 3039 Vine Ln. $8,000 863-385-0768 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Mike863-243-9191www.Mylakeplacid.com HOMES FOR RENT1210 Sebring~ 4/3/2; laundry, 2 living rms, large dining rm. $975/mo. Close to shopping. 863-214-9689 UNFURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT1214 3 bdrm/1.5 bath on RanchPasture avail; $650/mo+ 1st, last & sec. 70 Carefree Ct., V enus FL. 305-216-8452 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 Sebring Luxury DuplexLrg 3/2, lrg kitchen w/pantry, D/W, built in micro, lrg fridge w/water/ice dispenser on door. Tile/lamin flrs., indoor laund., cvrd porch. $895/mo, 1st, lst + $500 sec. 2307 Fernway St. 863-446-7274 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring-Furnished Studio Apt. $600/mo. includes all utilities + cable. 863-6556614 or 863-214-3591 Sebring~2BR $675: Incl. water, sewer & garbage! No pets.800-743-2301 S e b r i ng~ new comp l ete l y re modeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabi nets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Sebring~ 2/1 2nd flr. condo for rent. 55+ gated comm. No pets. $900/mo incl. cable TV, water, trash & all maintenance, use of pool & clubhouse. Chuck863-253-9004 S ebring~ Lrg 1bdrm on Lake; walk in closet, porch overlook ing lake, fully furn., incl. elect., WiFi, TV, water. Ref. req. $1,100/mo. 786-385-3525 UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS1324 Placid Arms Apartments 108 Arron Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852 863-465-6676 TDD 711 8 am Â… Noon, M Â… FNow accepting applicationsfor 1-2-3BR Apartments. Central heat and air, appliances, on-site laundry, outside storage closet & playground.Rents Start at:1 BR $585 2 BR $639 3 BR $692 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 Sebring~Beautiful Lrg. Furn. 2/2 home in Golf Hammock (JanÂ…April 2019; 4mo pref., 3 mo min). $1800/mo incl. all util & use of golf cart. PicÂs avail. 863-273-7845 firstname.lastname@example.org COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 ARCADIA 55 acre parce l w / lake for rent or sale. Water, electric, and septic on site. Need your OWN 5th wheel or mobile home. $725/mo. or $299K Call 239-693-7270.
Monday, April 2, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 www.highlandsnewssun.com LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Avon Park~ 1 acre lot zoned for mobile home or conventional home. $30,000. 863-344-9461 Lake Okeechobee LotChannel w/seawall & dock, 110 x78, existing slab, empty septic, electr. & water hookups. REDUCED!!$27K269-476-2188 or 269-506-6510 BUSINESS FOR SALE1600 Hair salon. Fantastic busn. opp., est. 20 yrs, great location, incl. equip., recomendations. Rent $500 mo. Asking $5000. 863-414-3129. 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Administrative Services Clerk Â… PT Utilities Service Worker Â… FT Director of Infrastructure Â… FT City of Avon Park Visit: http://avonpark.cc 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: JoinAHS.com 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 resume:email@example.com HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Senior Mechanic (FLÂBÂŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. Custodian (FL DL) $9.62-$13.26/hr. Job descriptions at www.hardeecounty.net w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. HELPWANTED2001 Full Time HelpWantedM-FAll positions Available! Apply in person (no calls) at GriffinÂs Dry Cleaning, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. 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Applicants must have formal training or experience in related fields that would be useful in maintaining and repairing our production machinery and related equipment. Must have an industrial/electrical/electronic background. Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic production machinery. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical control circuitry, motor/ process controls and set up machinery for production. Welding and fabrication a plus. 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 Part-time, experienced boat driver needed for local camp on local lake. Principal responsibility to provide tubing for campers, using the camp's speed boats. Download the staff application, found at www.campsparta.com. Email completed application to email@example.com For more information, contact Andrea at (407)971-2221, ext. 1240 Looking for employment? Please visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for position postings. EA/EO. VetÂs Pref. (eligible career positions) Pressing Help WantedApply in person: FeathersÂ Dry Cleaners, 161 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! S erv i ce T ec h n i c i an W ante d Small engine repair; lawn & gar den, full-time, some exp. needed Lake Placid 863-465-9641 HELPWANTED2001 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 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! S andy Ridge Farms, Inc. 22 temporary workers needed in Senatobia, MS, from approximately, May 25, 2018Â…June 29, 2018. Must be 18 years or older. The company may conduct background checks. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Use wood to build and repair crates used for potato storage. Work in packinghouse. Manually weed fields by hand or using hand tools. Set-up/brea k down, operate and repair irrigation systems. Drain water from fields with hand tools and shovel when needed. (All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to workers.) Work in extreme weather conditions. To ensure the safety of all employees, those interested in operating machinery must be able to communicate with and adequately follow instructions given by management. Management res erves the right to restrict em p loyees from operational duties who do not show a proficiency to effectively communicate with management, and may there fore place other employeesÂ safety at risk. Sweet Potatoes Â… C overing seed potatoes with use of bedding machine and covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto trucks also plant cutting ma c hine. Three months of v erifiabl e experience needed for use of mechanical harvesters and grading and sorting sweet pota toes. Lifting requirements 5-60 lbs. The majority of the workday is spent on oneÂs feet and out doors. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required j ob duties. Workers should ex pec t periods of little/no wor k during growing time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Due to possible Date of Need changes, worker is required to purchase travel insurance if available. We will reimburse the worker for transportation cost (including travel insurance) and subsistence to the employersÂ work site from the place of recruitment upon completion of 50 percent of the contra ct period Transportation payment will be no less (and is not required to be more) than the most economical and reasonable common carrier transportation charges for the distances involved. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on or before the day the work commences. If the em ployee is unable or unfit to perform the duties listed after the 14 day pretrial, the employee will receive warnings, hours ma y be reduced to the minimum al lowed in the certified petition or terminated. Workers will be paid $10.73 per hour, three fourthÂs guarantee, 35 hours per week, housing, equipment and trans p ortation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent resi dence at the end of each work da y. We participate in the E-Ver ify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Complete job description can be found at your local SWA/Job Center. Apply for this job at the State Workforce / Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area MS 601-584-1202, A L 256-259-1835, LA 318-6767705, FL 863-385-3672 using j ob ord er # MS251292. Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! HELPWANTED2001 SOLID WASTE / ANIMAL CONTROL DIRECTOR$48,254.83 ($23.20/hr.) Â… $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. ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! Lookingfor Adventure? Findit inthe Classifieds HELPWANTED2001 T wo P F arms I nc. 20 T empo rary workers needed in Calhoun City, MS from 05/15/2018 Â… 06/30/2018. Must be 18 years old or older. Preparing the ground for planting. Workers must cut plants using hand tools. Participate in irrigation ac tivities. Load & unload boxes on trucks trailers or sweet potato harvesters. Workers may also ride potato setter, planting slips. (All tools, supplies and equip ment will be prov ided at no cos t to workers) Work in extreme weather conditions. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment, cotton pickers, combine, drive all tractors (in the f ield), and implements on farm including: hipper, disk, dual, chisel plow, potato transplanter, bushhawg, grain buggy, skid steer, forklift, potato digger, water trailer to water plants, and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and har vesting of crops. Safety training for use of farm equipment and tractors will be provided. Sweet Potatoes Covering potatoes w ith use of bedding machine & covering with plastic. Cut slips by hand with knife, place in boxes to load & unload onto t rucks. Walk behind potato t ransplanter and fill in slips by hand. Riding mechanical transplanter and loading slips in planting cups, Divining plants by h and. Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potat oes by size quality or type. Three months commercial exper ience needed on a licensed farm for hand cutting slips and use of mechanical transplanter & mechanical diggers. Lifting requirement of 5-60lbs. May also plant, cultivate & harvest t he following: Cot ton Â… Wrap tie s around cotton bales, banding / unbanding, moving bales with dolly, loosening bales and load ing bales on tractor. General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job: Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Cell phone can only be used during breaks and emergencies. Due to possible Date of Need changes, worker is required to purchase travel insurance if available. We will reimburse th e worker for transportation cost ( including travel insurance) and subsistence to the employerÂs work site from the place of recruitment upon completion of 50 percent of the contract period. Transportation payment w ill be no less (and is not required to be more) than the most economical and reason able common carrier transporta tion charges for the distance involved. A copy of the work c ontract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. If the employee is unable or unfit to perform, the duties listed the 14-day pretrial, the employee will receive warnings, and hours may be reduced to the minimum allowed in the certified petition or terminated. Workers will be paid $10.73 per hour, three f ourthÂs gua rantee, 35 hours pe r w eek, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. We participate in t he E-Verify program and work ers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Complete j ob description can be found at your local SWA/Job Center. Employer may condu ct a crimina l background check. Apply for this job at the State Workforce / Job Center office in your area, call the nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-259-1835, LA 318-676 7705, FL 863-385-3672, use j ob order MS251340. PROFESSIONAL2010 Busy Sebring law firm seeks real estate assistant and litigation assistant, experience required. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s 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 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 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. 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 email@example.com Full-TimeCNA/LPN/MAPositionAvailableElectronic Health Records & Cardiac Care preferred Call 863-386-9595 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! CNA/NURSESAll Shifts Sign-On Bonus!Shift differential pay/Weekend differential pay Cook, Laundry Aide, & HCC Housekeeper Apply online atwww.palmsofsebring.com CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT SIGN ON BONUS FOR ALL FT AND PT CNAs We are currently seeking Full Time, Part Time and PRN CNAs to join our team! This role is responsible for delivering quality care to residents and maintaning a positive interactions with families, staff and other healthcare professions. We offer excellent benefits for all FT employees 32 hours or more per week. Health benefits start after 60 days! Excellent weekend shift differentials. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park, FL. EOE/DFWP863-453-6674 Receptionist NeededInSebring. FT or PT, Great pay, PTO, health & disability insurance, 401K & other benefits. Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Office Manager Needed Full-Time for busy medical practice in Sebring. 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Twin Bed set: w/storage drws, solid wood $500. 262-744-9038 ELECTRONICS6038 A u di o Mi xer, M ac ki e 808M 8 channel powered, 1200 wts with ÂŽGatorÂŽ 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 IP a d or IP a d2 l eat h er case with removable bluetooth keyboard, $50.00 863-385-6414 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 peakers (2) Peavey 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 15ÂŽ P A sp carpet cabs, 300 wts continuous, $225 pr-863-658-1563 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 30 Â Tripod TV Tower~ $ 1 00 863-386-4051 Audiovox wood speaker set, complete with DVD player, $75 OBO. 828-361-5884, 863-3855885. S amsung S mart TV 32 ÂÂ f lat s creen, 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. H armar M o bili ty C art El ect ric 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 BowFlex 5 2 .5 LB dial-up dumb bell 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 Photographic S mith Victor 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,ÂŽ 4yrs old; not used last year, new batt. $500. 863-202-0002 Troy-Bilt Riding Mower30ÂŽ Very Good Condition, Like New.! $650 cash. 863-465-4255 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 Chaise Lounge~ brown frame, beige cushions. Never used! $75. 863-402-0539 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Ci rcu l ar S aw, Bl ac k & D ec k er 7.25ÂŽ w/extra blades, $55.00 863-385-6414 Troy-bilt Pony rototiller, looks 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 Â€ 322-6709 minimagicyorkie.com APPLIANCES6250 Amana washer & dryer, 9 months old, $400 for both, 863414-8794. C hest freezerused only 3 months. $150. 262-744-9038 Dishwasher, Kenmore, bisque color, asking $150. Call 863414-1020. G arbage Disposal: Kenmore, 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 M aytag was h er, h eavy d uty 2 speed, works fine, $85. Also Hamilton Beach microwave, $25, 301-332-1390. 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 M eta l S torage C a bi net, 72ÂŽ x 36ÂŽx18ÂŽ 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. MISCELLANEOUS6260 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 F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s S too l one step w i t h ru bb er tread & handle $20.00 863385-6414 Upholstery Fabric~ Different designs. $4 or less per yard. 828-493-4303 UWS Di amon d Pl ate l ow pro fil e full size truck box, $200, 863273-4120. FREE MERCHANDISE6260 O ven, K enmore, wa ll type, clean, good condition, off white, 863-451-5707 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! LINCOLN7090 2008 Lincoln MKZRed, 78k mi., loaded, $5,900. 217-821-2459 HONDA7160 2006 Honda Civic LX~ 2 door coupe, 5 speed manual trans, like new, custom rims & good tires, cold AC, only 89,500 well-cared for miles. $4800 OBO. 863-243-1389; 863-381-5112, 863-465-9100. TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 1993 Ford RangerGood shape. $1,700 obo.989-289-3870 BOATS-POWERED7330 17Â Pontoon Boat~50hp Tracker engine. Located off US 98. $4,000 obo. 941-504-2097 Â92 B ass T rac k er~ 40h p J o h n. troll motor, ss prop, 2 anchors, fish find. custom cover, 2 batts. $2,500 obo. 863-414-2822 Cobia Luxury Fishing Boat 50hp Johnson, water ready. Good shape! Includes trailer! $1,500. 740-507-3430 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 UTILITY TRAILER~ HD 5X 8 3500lb Axle-14ÂŽ steel sides, 16ÂŽ tires swing-away jack. Avon P. 239-246-7575. $425 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 1999 Allegro 30Â 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 Â04 Endeavor Holiday Rambler 38Â, 330 Cummings, 750 generator, 3 slides, new Michelin tires, $59,000, 863-202-5863 1999 40Â D amo P ar k M o d e l ~ 1 Bed room/1 Bath, furnished and with newer wooden side deck. Located Lake Josephine RV Resort. Turn Key $16,000. 863-443-9280 or 451-1560 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR!
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B10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 2, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com SEBRING Â„ This is what happens in The Palms Health Care Center on ÂAct Happy Day.ÂŽ There were lots of smiles, lots of groans at clown jokes, balloon animals, rubber ducks and much more. Residents and staff members always enjoy a ÂFun Happy Day!ÂŽÂAct Happy DayÂ at The PalmsSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOS According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental caries, or tooth decay, is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that children with dental caries in their baby teeth are at much greater risk for cavities in their adult teeth. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to the acids that can contribute to tooth decay. Parents, even those whose children do not yet have any teeth, can discuss fluoride drops or chewable fluoride tablets with their youngstersÂ pediatricians. The CDC notes that more than 40 percent of children have tooth decay before reaching kindergarten, but dental caries is often preventable. Here are some recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Â€Fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for all children. Â€A smear (the size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste should be used up to age 3. After the third birthday, a pea-sized amount may be used. Parents should dispense toothpaste for young children. Â€Fluoride varnish is recommended in the primary care setting every three to six months starting at tooth emergence. Â€Over-the-counter fluoride rinse is not recommended for children younger than 6 years due to risk of swallowing higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride.Did you know? METRO CREATIVE SERVICES firstname.lastname@example.org Email Us Your News Tips To: adno=3564928
The News Wire Monday, April 2, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER ANGER SURGES AFTER SIBERIAN MALL FIRE KILLS 64See page 10. AP PHOTOSVatican Swiss Guards stand at attention in front of St. PeterÂs Basilica at the Vatican prior to the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate an Easter mass, Sunday.VATICAN CITY Â„ On ChristianityÂs most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conÂ”ict, Âbeginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of SyriaÂŽ and extending to Israel, where 15 Palestinians were killed on the IsraeliGaza border two days before Easter Sunday. Francis reÂ”ected on the power of ChristianityÂs core belief Â„ that Jesus rose from the dead following cruciÂ“xion Â„ in his formal ÂUrbi et OrbiÂŽ Easter message delivered from the balcony of St. PeterÂs Basilica to a packed square of some 80,000 faithful below. The pontiff said the message of the resurrection offers hope in a world Âmarked by so many acts of injustice and violence,ÂŽ including parts of Africa affected by Âhunger, endemic conÂ”icts and terrorism.ÂŽ ÂIt bears fruits of hope and dignity where there are deprivation and exclusion, hunger and unemployment; where there are migrants and refugees, so often rejected by todayÂs culture of waste, and victims of the drug trade, human trafÂ“cking and contemporary forms of slavery,ÂŽ the pope said. Francis called for a Âswift endÂŽ to the seven years of carnage in Syria, demanding that aid be delivered to the war-torn countryÂs needy and calling for ÂÂ“tting conditions for the returned and the displaced.ÂŽ The pope also urged reconciliation in Israel, a place ÂÂexperiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conÂ”ict that do not spare the defenseless.ÂŽ His remarks followed the Friday deaths of Palestinian protesters who charged toward GazaÂs border with Israel, the areaÂs deadliest violence in four years. Turning to Asia, Francis expressed ÂHope and dignity:Â Pope calls for peace in Easter messageASSOCIATED PRESSPALM BEACH, Fla. Â„ President Donald Trump declared Sunday that a deal to help ÂDreamerÂŽ immigrants was ÂNO MOREÂŽ and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed theyÂre coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. ÂNO MORE DACA DEAL!ÂŽ Trump tweeted one hour after he started the day by wishing his followers a ÂHAPPY EASTER!ÂŽ He also said Mexico must Âstop the big drug and people Â”ows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA. NEED WALL!ÂŽ The U.S., Canada and Mexico are currently renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement at TrumpÂs insistence. Trump says NAFTA is bad for the U.S. ÂMexico has got to help us at the border,ÂŽ Trump told reporters before he attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near his Palm Beach, Florida, home, as he held his wife, MelaniaÂs, hand. ÂIf theyÂre not going to help us at the border, itÂs a very sad thing between our two countries.ÂŽ ÂA lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA,ÂŽ he added. Former President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to protect from BERLIN Â„ ChinaÂs defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours. Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said it poses only a slight risk to people on the ground. The European Space Agency forecast that the station, whose name translates as ÂHeavenly Palace,ÂŽ will re-enter sometime between Sunday night and early Monday GMT. The Chinese space agency said it should happen during the course of Monday Beijing time. The Aerospace Corp. predicted Tiangong 1Âs re-entry would take place within 2 hours of either side of 0010 GMT Monday (8:10 p.m. Sunday EDT.) Based on the space stationÂs orbit, it will come back to Earth somewhere 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south, a range covering most of the United States, China, Africa, southern Europe, Australia and South America. Out of range are Russia, Canada and northern Europe. Only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft will likely survive being burned up on re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines. The chances of any one person being hit by debris are considered less than one in Trump says ÂNO MOREÂ on deal for ÂDreamerÂ immigrantsDefunct Chinese space lab set to re-enter EarthÂs atmosphereBy DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESSASSOCIATED PRESSSACRAMENTO, Calif. Â„ The family of Stephon Clark joined hundreds of people at a rally urging CaliforniaÂs capital city not to let his memory or calls for police reform fade nearly two weeks after the 22-year-old unarmed black man was killed by Sacramento ofÂ“cers. ClarkÂs Â“ancee, Salena Manni, stood on stage with his two young sons, grandmother and uncle for the gathering Saturday organized by Sacramento native and former NBA player Matt Barnes, who pledged to create a scholarship fund for the children of black men killed by police. ÂAll he wanted to do was go see his sons again, and unfortunately he canÂt,ÂŽ Curtis Gordon, ClarkÂs uncle, said as he recalled seeing his nephew hours before the shooting. ÂSo remember that Â„ while we mourn, while we shout, while we cry Â„ because it ainÂt just our pain, itÂs their pain.ÂŽ Barnes ampliÂ“ed calls for charges against the two ofÂ“cers who are on administrative leave. ÂItÂs more than color Â„ it comes down to right and wrong,ÂŽ he said. ÂYouÂre trying to tell me I can kill someone and get a paid vacation?ÂŽ The peaceful demonstration that drew between 200 and 300 people to a downtown park came a day after a private autopsy released by the family showed Clark was shot from behind. Clark was killed March 18 by two police ofÂ“cers responding to a call of someone breaking into car windows. They yelled that he had a gun before shooting, but it was only a cellphone. The police department says it has not received an ofÂ“cial autopsy report from the county coronerÂs ofÂ“ce. A female demonstrator was hit by a Sacramento County SheriffÂs Department vehicle as a crowd began marching in the streets after another vigil Saturday night. In a statement early Sunday, the department said Âthe Family of man killed by police joins rally for reformBy KATHLEEN RONAYNEASSOCIATED PRESS REFORM | 4 POPE | 4 TRUMP | 4 SPACE | 4 Pope Francis salutes a child after leading the Easter Mass in St. Peter Square at the Vatican, Sunday. AP PHOTOCurtis Gordon, center, the uncle of Stephon Clark, speaks at a rally aimed at ensuring ClarkÂs memory and calling for police reform, Saturday, in Sacramento, Calif. 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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunnyMainly clearHIGH 85 LOW 6425% chance of rain 15% chance of rainPartly sunny and pleasant86 / 6510% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly sunny and pleasant85 / 6425% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny and pleasant82 / 5910% chance of rain THURSDAYMostly sunny and nice86 / 6515% chance of rain SATURDAYMostly sunny and beautiful86 / 6210% chance of rain FRIDAY 1 4 8 8 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 300-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ 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 TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE677890928781Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.00ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.08ÂŽ Year to date 3.17ÂŽ Normal year to date 7.59ÂŽ Record 0.94ÂŽ (1995) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.00ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.11ÂŽ Year to date 2.12ÂŽ Normal year to date 8.60ÂŽ Record 0.94ÂŽ (1961) High/Low 87/64 Normal High/Low 82/59 Record High 92 (1974) Record Low 41 (2003) High/Low 84/64 High/Low 82/64 Normal High/Low 79/60 Record High 90 (2000) Record Low 38 (2003)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday 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. 0.00 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 Tue.Apalachicola 76 62 s 77 66 pc Bradenton 81 67 pc 82 67 pc Clearwater 81 68 s 82 67 pc Coral Springs 84 71 pc 84 72 pc Daytona Beach 81 65 pc 82 65 pc Fort Lauderdale 82 72 pc 82 72 pc Fort Myers 87 67 pc 88 69 pc Gainesville 86 62 pc 84 62 pc Jacksonville 83 61 pc 83 63 pc Key Largo 80 73 s 80 74 pc Key West 81 73 s 82 74 pc Lakeland 85 66 sh 86 65 pc Melbourne 82 70 pc 83 66 pc Miami 84 72 s 83 72 pc Naples 84 67 pc 86 69 pc Ocala 85 62 s 85 61 pc Okeechobee 83 65 pc 83 64 pc Orlando 86 65 pc 87 68 pc Panama City 76 62 pc 77 63 pc Pensacola 79 68 pc 78 65 pc Pompano Beach 82 71 pc 82 70 pc St. Augustine 78 63 s 79 64 pc St. Petersburg 83 68 s 84 68 pc Sarasota 80 65 pc 82 65 pc Tallahassee 83 56 pc 83 62 pc Tampa 83 68 pc 84 69 pc Vero Beach 83 64 pc 83 65 pc West Palm Beach 82 68 s 82 69 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 5:21a 11:06a 4:43p --Tue. 6:07a 12:05a 5:07p 11:27a Today 3:58a 9:22a 3:20p 10:21p Tue. 4:44a 9:43a 3:44p 11:05p Today 3:04a 8:15a 2:24p 9:08p Tue. 4:01a 8:37a 2:40p 9:54p Today 5:53a 11:35a 5:15p --Tue. 6:39a 12:34a 5:39p 11:56a Today 2:13a 8:01a 1:35p 9:00p Tue. 2:59a 8:22a 1:59p 9:44p SSE 6-12 1-2 Light SSE 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 87/67 part cldy none Punta Gorda 87/63 part cldy none Sarasota 80/65 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Apr 8 New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Today 10:03 p.m. 8:54 a.m. Tuesday 10:59 p.m. 9:33 a.m. Today 7:18 a.m. 7:46 p.m. Tuesday 7:17 a.m. 7:47 p.m. Today 7:54a 1:43a 8:18p 2:06p Tue. 8:47a 2:35a 9:10p 2:59p Wed. 9:40a 3:28a 10:04p 3:52p Monterrey 94/63 Chihuahua 87/53 Los Angeles 67/55 Washington 55/44 New York 46/39 Miami 84/72 Atlanta 79/59 Detroit 46/35 Houston 84/70 Kansas City 45/41 Chicago 46/39 Minneapolis 35/27 El Paso 84/60 Denver 70/23 Billings 28/10 San Francisco 64/50 Seattle 53/38 Toronto 45/30 Montreal 41/29 Winnipeg 16/-3 Ottawa 41/26 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: 04/2/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 74 48 c 68 40 pc Anchorage 39 19 s 33 22 s Atlanta 79 59 pc 79 57 t Baltimore 51 39 pc 58 54 r Billings 28 10 sn 35 19 pc Birmingham 79 61 pc 80 47 t Boise 46 29 c 56 42 pc Boston 44 35 sn 48 43 r Buffalo 42 34 pc 57 42 r Burlington, VT 45 29 pc 47 41 r Charleston, WV 58 49 c 76 50 pc Charlotte 80 55 c 81 64 pc Chicago 46 39 pc 49 26 r Cincinnati 52 48 pc 73 37 t Cleveland 45 37 pc 69 39 r Columbia, SC 84 60 pc 85 66 pc Columbus, OH 50 45 pc 73 37 r Concord, NH 49 28 pc 48 39 sn Dallas 68 63 c 73 44 t Denver 70 23 pc 52 26 pc Des Moines 45 34 r 40 17 r Detroit 46 35 pc 57 32 r Duluth 36 23 sn 29 6 sn Fairbanks 29 4 pc 21 6 pc Fargo 30 13 sn 20 1 s Hartford 51 31 sn 48 45 r Helena 27 17 sn 43 29 pc Honolulu 80 73 sh 81 74 pc Houston 84 70 c 82 54 c Indianapolis 48 45 pc 67 33 t Jackson, MS 80 63 pc 83 46 c Kansas City 45 41 c 49 20 pc Knoxville 69 55 c 76 45 pc Las Vegas 85 57 s 76 57 s Los Angeles 67 55 pc 70 56 s Louisville 57 52 pc 75 40 t Memphis 67 61 c 76 38 t Milwaukee 41 33 pc 40 27 r Minneapolis 35 27 sn 35 10 sn Montgomery 81 61 pc 83 59 t Nashville 63 56 c 78 40 pc New Orleans 81 69 c 83 61 c New York City 46 39 sn 49 47 r Norfolk, VA 58 45 c 74 62 pc Oklahoma City 59 54 c 60 29 pc Omaha 44 35 c 36 17 r Philadelphia 48 39 sn 55 51 r Phoenix 88 62 pc 87 64 s Pittsburgh 49 41 pc 69 48 r Portland, ME 44 31 s 46 39 pc Portland, OR 53 35 pc 54 44 c Providence 47 34 sn 49 44 r Raleigh 71 50 c 78 63 pc Salt Lake City 59 30 r 53 42 pc St. Louis 46 45 r 62 28 t San Antonio 82 70 c 80 53 sh San Diego 64 56 pc 66 55 pc San Francisco 64 50 pc 66 51 pc Seattle 53 38 c 52 43 c Washington, DC 55 44 pc 63 58 sh Amsterdam 52 48 r 60 46 sh Baghdad 85 61 s 89 63 c Beijing 85 53 s 57 39 c Berlin 47 39 pc 62 48 pc Buenos Aires 77 59 c 78 59 pc Cairo 85 62 pc 79 60 s Calgary 20 3 c 24 10 pc Cancun 85 73 pc 84 74 s Dublin 51 45 r 55 41 c Edmonton 21 -6 s 23 1 pc Halifax 39 27 c 40 35 c Kiev 47 35 sh 52 42 s London 53 49 r 56 46 sh Madrid 68 51 c 60 45 c Mexico City 80 57 pc 79 56 pc Montreal 41 29 pc 46 36 sn Ottawa 41 26 pc 42 35 sn Paris 60 50 c 60 48 r Regina 17 -3 pc 20 -1 pc Rio de Janeiro 91 78 pc 85 76 r Rome 61 48 pc 66 53 pc St. JohnÂs 38 23 s 32 22 pc San Juan 86 73 pc 84 75 sh Sydney 88 69 pc 75 68 pc Tokyo 71 59 s 71 58 pc Toronto 45 30 pc 43 38 r Vancouver 49 37 pc 50 37 c Winnipeg 16 -3 pc 19 7 pcHigh ...................... 90 at McAllen, TXLow ........................ -7 at Scobey, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)70Eleven inches of snow fell at Boston Commons on April 2, 1887. Another 4 inches accumulated on April 18 that year. Q: What is the record-high temperature for the United States in April?A: 118 F at Volcano Springs, Calif., on April 25, 1898 Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 85/64 86/65 86/64 86/64 86/66 86/65 86/64 85/65 86/64 83/68 81/67 81/69 81/66 87/67 85/65 87/63 86/65 87/64 86/65 85/66 86/66 86/66 86/65 83/68 85/65 79/67 81/65 81/65 86/64 82/67 80/66 85/65 80/65 81/68 80/68 84/66 85/66 85/64 FINANCE / WEATHER Dear Dave, Will paying my taxes online give the government electronic access to my checking account? Â„ Ashley Dear Ashley, If you use your checking account, of course they will have the ability to withdraw that money from your account. I believe I know where youÂre going with this question, and I think you may be a little confused about my stance on this sort of thing. ThereÂs nothing wrong with certain entities having access to your checking account. I use electronic bill pay for utilities, mutual fund contributions, and things like that all the time. The only time I warn people against giving electronic access to their bank accounts is when theyÂre dealing with collectors over a bad debt. The government Â„ even the IRS Â„ isnÂt known for coming in and randomly taking money out of peopleÂs accounts. Collectors, on the other hand, do it all the time. YouÂre in a Â“ght when youÂre dealing with a debt collector. ItÂs an adversarial relationship. As a rule, no one in that industry should ever be given electronic access to any of your accounts. There may be a few decent debt collection companies out there, but many of them will lie, cheat, and steal to get your money. I hope that clears things up, Ashley. Â„ DaveMany already knowDear Dave, How can I convince my fellow millennials that government isnÂt the solution to their problems? Â„ Josh Dear Josh, I think youÂre proceeding from a false assumption. Many millennials already understand itÂs not the governmentÂs job to take care of everyone and provide everything. The problem, I think, is thereÂs a group of people in every generation that wants someone else to take care of them. The only thing I can suggest is that you try to be kind to everyone. It does no good to have a political discussion with a political neophyte. If you have friends like this, perhaps you could suggest they work to control and improve the variables in their lives they can actually control and make better Â„ namely themselves. You canÂt control the variable of government, Josh. ItÂs not going to come to your rescue. It never has. Â„ Dave Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven bestselling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on 585 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey.com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.Access to checking account?Dave Ramsey JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Â„ Stymied by state regulators, a renewable energy company seeking to build one of the nationÂs longest power lines across a large swath of the Midwest has turned to a prominent politician in an attempt to revive its $2.3 billion project. Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, now working as a private attorney after recently Â“nishing 30 years in public ofÂ“ce, is to argue Tuesday to the Missouri Supreme Court that utility regulators he appointed wrongly rejected the power line while relying on an incorrect court ruling written by a judge whom Nixon also appointed. Should Nixon prevail in court, it could help clear a path for Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners LLC to build a 780-mile, high-voltage transmission line from the wind farms of western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to Indiana, where it would feed into a power grid serving eastern states. Missouri had been the lone state blocking the project, until an Illinois appeals court in March also overturned that stateÂs approval. ÂI think itÂs a great opportunity for our state and an important one policy-wiseÂŽ for the nation, Nixon said in an interview with The Associated Press. The power line, known as the Grain Belt Express, has come to symbolize one of the largest challenges for renewable energy developers in the U.S. Although converting wind into electricity is increasingly affordable, it can be hard to get the regulatory and legal approval needed to transmit the power from remote areas where itÂs produced to the places where itÂs most needed. Clean Line has been working on its proposed directcurrent power line since 2010 but still hasnÂt been able to begin construction. The Missouri Public Service Commission rejected the project in July 2015 while determining it had little beneÂ“t for Missouri consumers and citing the burden on landowners in its path. Clean Line then agreed to sell power to coalition of Missouri municipal utilities. It won NixonÂs endorsement in June 2016 after the Democratic governor said the company agreed to his request to add more landowner protections. Clean Line reapplied but got denied again by Missouri regulatory commissioners last August. This time they said that while Clean LineÂs project was worthy, it Â“rst needed approval from all counties where it planned to string power lines across roads. The commission cited a western district state appeals court ruling in an unrelated case. ThatÂs when Clean Line turned to Nixon, a former state attorney general whose term as governor ended in January 2017. Nixon was hired because he had Âa strong working knowledge of the projectÂŽ and the Dowd Bennett law Â“rm where he now works has Âextensive appellate experience,ÂŽ Mark Lawlor, Clean LineÂs vice president of development, said in an email. Nixon won the Â“rst round in court, when an eastern district state appeals court ruled in February that commissioners were wrong about local pre-approval being necessary. The judicial panel transferred the case to the stateÂs highest court for a Â“nal determination. When Nixon steps into the Missouri Sup reme Court, he said it will mark his Â“rst arguments there in more than 15 years. HeÂs been preparing by holding mock court sessions in front of attorneys who have grilled him with questions. He also enlisted the aid of longtime colleague James Layton, the stateÂs former solicitor general who argued 92 cases before the state Supreme Court over a two-decade career. Two of MissouriÂs seven Supreme Court judges were appointed by Nixon, including one who previously worked for him in both the governorÂs and attorney generalÂs ofÂ“ces. But Nixon said he expects no favoritism and sees no potential conÂ”ict of interest. ÂI donÂt think anything says that after youÂve been governor, if you happen to be there for a while, that you should be limited in your ability to aggressively represent the clients that you so desire,ÂŽ Nixon said.Large Midwest energy project turns to ex-Missouri governorBy DAVID A. LIEBASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this May 13, 2016, le photo, former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks during a news conference at the conclusion of the legislative session at the Capitol in Jeerson City, Mo.
The Sun /Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 NATION WASHINGTON Â„ Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is making it clear he was Â“red from his job amid conÂ”icting claims from the White House. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters on Sunday told The Associated Press that Shulkin had ÂresignedÂŽ from his job when President Donald Trump abruptly announced via Twitter last Wednesday that he was nominating White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him. But in television interviews, Shulkin said he had not submitted a resignation letter, or planned to, and was only told of TrumpÂs decision shortly before the Twitter announcement. He said he had spoken to Trump by phone earlier that day about VA improvements, with no mention of his job status, and was scheduled to meet with the president the next morning. ÂI came to run the Department of Veterans Affairs because IÂm committed to veterans,ÂŽ Shulkin said. ÂAnd I would not resign, because IÂm committed to making sure this job was seen through to the very end.ÂŽ The semantics could be relevant to TrumpÂs ability to name an acting VA secretary to temporarily Â“ll ShulkinÂs place. Last week, Trump named Defense Department ofÂ“cial Robert Wilkie to the acting position, bypassing ShulkinÂs deputy secretary, Tom Bowman. Bowman has come under criticism for being too moderate to push TrumpÂs agenda. Under federal law, a president has wide authority to temporarily Â“ll a federal agency job if someone Âdies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the ofÂ“ce.ÂŽ There is no mention of a president having that authority if the person is Â“red. Still, itÂs unclear if courts would seek to draw a legal distinction between a Â“ring and a forced resignation, if that is indeed what happened to Shulkin. The day after announcing that he was replacing Shulkin, Trump told a rally in RichÂ“eld, Ohio, that he had been dissatisÂ“ed with efforts to improve VA. Shulkin had enjoyed TrumpÂs support for much of his Â“rst year in the administration, but that eroded in February after a bruising ethics scandal and political inÂ“ghting at VA. A VA spokesman did not have immediate comment Sunday. Wilkie, now listed on the VA website as acting secretary, took over ShulkinÂs duties last week. The back and forth over the circumstances behind ShulkinÂs departure Â„ and what it could mean for WilkieÂs status Â„ comes as the nomination of Jackson is drawing concern among lawmakers and veterans groups. They worry the Navy rear admiral and lifelong physician lacks the experience to manage an enormous agency paralyzed over TrumpÂs push to expand private care. TrumpÂs new Cabinet nominees also are beginning to pile up in the Senate, likely leading to weeks of conÂ“rmation battles and other delays in the run-up to congressional midterm elections in November. That could mean an extended reign for an acting VA secretary. On Sunday, Shulkin, who had previously recommended Jackson to be VA undersecretary of health, repeatedly demurred when asked to fully endorse Jackson for the job of VA secretary. He noted the complexity of running the governmentÂs second largest department. ÂThis is a very tough job,ÂŽ Shulkin said. ÂIÂm not sure that anybody realizes how complex this is ... I think he is going to need to have a good team around him, like everybody will, to be successful.ÂŽ ShulkinÂs dismissal comes amid a broader shakeup of top Trump administration ofÂ“cials and charges of excessive spending by Cabinet ofÂ“cials. Also currently under Â“re are Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The AP reported last week that Pruitt paid just $50 a night for about six months last year to stay in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose Â“rm represents fossil fuel companies. On Sunday, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, and Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., questioned whether Pruitt would be able to last in his job. ÂI donÂt know how you survive this one, and if he has to go, itÂs because he never shouldÂve been there in the Â“rst place,ÂŽ Christie said. ÂHeÂs in real trouble ... I think it seems that he may be on his way out,ÂŽ Jones said. Shulkin spoke on CNNÂs ÂState of the UnionÂŽ and NBCÂs ÂMeet the Press,ÂŽ and Jones and Christie appeared on ABCÂs ÂThis Week.ÂŽOusted Shulkin rejects claim he resigned VA jobBy HOPE YENASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 7, le photo, Veterans Aairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference at the Washington Veterans Aairs Medical Center in Washington. Shulkin is making it clear he was red from his job amid conicting claims from the White House. Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they donÂt want food or water if they develop severe dementia. The directive, Â“nalized in March by the board for End of Life Choices New York, aims to provide patients a way to hasten death in late-stage dementia, if they choose. Dementia is a terminal illness, but even in the seven U.S. jurisdictions that allow medical aid-in-dying, itÂs not a condition covered by the laws. Increasingly, patients are seeking other options, said Dr. Timothy Quill, a palliative care expert at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and longtime advocate of the practice. ÂDeveloping incapacitating dementia is certainly my and a lot of peopleÂs worst nightmare,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis is an aggressive document. ItÂs a way of addressing a real problem, which is the prospect of advanced dementia.ÂŽ The document offers two options: one that requests Âcomfort feedingÂŽ Â„ providing oral food and water if a patient appears to enjoy or allows it during the Â“nal stages of the disease Â„ and one that would halt all assisted eating and drinking, even if a patient seems willing to accept it. Supporters say itÂs the strongest effort to date to allow people who want to avoid the ravages of advanced dementia to make their Â“nal wishes known Â„ while they still have the ability to do so. ÂThey do not want their dying prolonged,ÂŽ said Judith Schwarz, who drafted the document as clinical director for the advocacy group. ÂThis is an informed and thoughtful choice that needs a great deal of reÂ”ection and discussion.ÂŽ But critics say itÂs a disturbing effort to allow withdrawal of basic sustenance from the most vulnerable in society. ÂI think oral feeding is basic care,ÂŽ said Richard DoerÂ”inger, an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which opposes abortion and euthanasia. ÂItÂs what they want here and now that matters. If they start taking food, you give them food.ÂŽ Advance directives are legally recognized documents that specify care if a person is incapacitated. They can conÂ“rm that a patient doesnÂt want to be resuscitated or kept on life support, such as a ventilator or feeding tube, if they have a terminal condition from which theyÂre not likely to recover. However, the documents typically say nothing about withdrawing hand-feeding of food or Â”uids. The New York directive, in contrast, offers option A, which allows refusal of all oral assisted feeding. Option B permits comfortfocused feeding. Both options would be invoked only when a patient is diag nosed with moderate or severe dementia, deÂ“ned as Stages 6 or 7 of a widely used test known as the Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST). At those stages, patients would be unable to feed themselves or make health care decisions. The new form goes further than a similar dementia directive introduced last year by another group that supports aid-in-dying, End of Life Washington. That document says that a person with dementia who accepts food or drink should receive oral nourishment until he or she is unwilling or unable to do so. The New York document says, ÂMy instructions are that I do NOT want to be fed by hand even if I appear to cooperate in being fed by opening my mouth.ÂŽ Whether the new directive will be honored in New York Â„ or anywhere else Â„ is unclear. Legal scholars and ethicists say directives withdrawing oral assisted feeding are prohibited in several states. Many care facilities are unlikely to cooperate, said Thaddeus Pope, director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., and an expert on end-of-life law. Doctors have a duty to honor patient wishes, but they can refuse if they have medical or moral qualms. ÂEven solidly legal advance directives do not and cannot ENSURE that wishes are respected,ÂŽ Pope said in an email. ÂThey can only Âhelp assureÂ that.ÂŽ Directors at End of Life Choices New York consider the document Âlegally sturdy,ÂŽ Schwarz said, adding: ÂOf course itÂs going to end up in court.ÂŽ Whether assisted feeding can be withdrawn was at the center of recent high-proÂ“le cases in which patients with dementia were spoon-fed against their documented wishes because they contin ued to open their mouths. In a case in Canada, a court ruled that such feeding is basic care that canÂt be withdrawn. People who Â“ll out the directives may be more likely to have them honored if they remain at home, Schwarz said. She stressed that patients should make their wishes known far in advance and choose health care agents who will be strong advocates. Legal experts say the documents should be updated regularly. DoerÂ”inger, however, said creating the directive and making it available misses a crucial point: People who donÂt have dementia now canÂt know how theyÂll feel later, yet theyÂre deciding in advance to forgo nourishment. ÂThe question is: Do we, the able-bodied, have a right to discriminate against the disabled people we will later become?ÂŽ DoerÂ”inger said.New advance directive would let dementia patients refuse foodBy JONEL ALECCIAKAISER HEALTH NEWS Rock Hall to get $4.1M sponsorship; also to join in festivalCLEVELAND (AP) Â„ ClevelandÂs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says it will receive $4.1 million over Â“ve years to help expand its youth education programs and community activities. The Rock Hall announced this week that PNC Bank has pledged $3.75 million to support various programming such as free events and live music. The PNC Foundation pledged another $375,000 to help underwrite the youth education program Toddler Rock. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports the Rock Hall also is partnering with others to bring a music festival to downtown Cleveland this summer. The inaugural InCuya festival on Aug. 25 and 26 will be presented by concert promoter AEG Presents in partnership with the Rock Hall, the city of Cleveland and Destination Cleveland. The cross-genre and multigenerational festival will feature national and local musicians.House where Rosa Parks sought refuge displayed, brieflyPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Â„ The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge in Detroit after Â”eeing the South is being brieÂ”y displayed in Rhode Island, after a transAtlantic journey and the abrupt cancellation of an exhibition that was supposed to feature it. Parks moved to Detroit in 1957, two years after refusing to give up her bus seat. She stayed with her brother and his family. Years later, the house was abandoned. Her niece bought it off a demolition list for $500 then donated it to an artist who reassembled it in Germany. He returned it to America for a Brown University exhibition, but the show was canceled. Volunteers were able to partially assemble it and it was displayed this weekend. The house will have to be disassembled, and itÂs not clear where it will land.Frank Stallone sorry for profane tweet on school shootingLOS ANGELES (AP) Â„ Frank Stallone is apologizing for a profane tweet attacking a survivor of the Florida school shooting. Mostly known for being the brother of Sylvester Stallone, the actor and musician backed away from a Saturday tweet attacking teenager David Hogg. Hogg has become a powerful voice for gun control after the attack at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Stallone used expletives and derogatory terms to refer to Hogg, suggesting one of the teenagerÂs peers must by Âdying to sucker punchÂŽ him. Stallone later deleted the tweet and one aimed at another Parkland survivor. On Sunday, Stallone expressed remorse for what he called Âirresponsible words,ÂŽ saying: ÂAfter what these kids went through, IÂm deeply ashamed.ÂŽ Several advertisers dropped Fox News personality Laura Ingraham after she mocked Hogg. She later apologized.Easter Parade brings out fun, fanciful hats in New York CityNEW YORK (AP) Â„ If itÂs Easter Sunday, there must be hats. The annual Easter Parade has turned ManhattanÂs Fifth Avenue into a spectacle. Some people are wearing elaborate, outlandish hats with Â”owers and feathers. Others are making it a whole look, adding clothes and costumes. And of course, there are pets in festive wear as well. The event, more of a promenade than a parade, is a take on a New York City tradition that dates back to the late 1800s. In those days, the cityÂs richer residents would wear their best clothes and walk along after attending church services. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire made the procession well-known in the movie, ÂEaster Parade.ÂŽ Other events marking the day include the Easter Bunny joining skaters at the rink at Rockefeller Center.Larry Nassar victim to speak at Harvard about forgivenessCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Â„ The Â“rst woman to publicly accuse former sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse will be speaking about justice and forgiveness at Harvard University. Rachael Denhollander is slated to speak Thursday at an event titled ÂCan We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?ÂŽ SheÂs expected to discuss how religion inÂ”uenced her ideas about justice and her ability to forgive people who donÂt seem to deserve it. Denhollander told police in 2016 that Nassar molested her when she was a 15-yearold gymnast. Dozens of other women later testiÂ“ed in court that Nassar had abused them too. He pleaded guilty in November to molesting patients and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. The event will be moderated by Harvard professor and developmental psychologist Nancy Hill. NATION NEWS BRIEFS
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Monday, April 2 the 92nd day of 2018. There are 273 days left in the year. Today in history On April 2, 1968, Â2001: A Space Odyssey,ÂŽ the groundbreaking science-fiction film epic produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. On this date In 1942 Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded ÂAmerican PatrolÂŽ at the RCA Victor studios in Hollywood. In 1956 the soap operas ÂAs the World TurnsÂŽ and ÂThe Edge of NightÂŽ premiered on CBS-TV. In 1974 French President Georges Pompidou, 62, died in Paris. In 1982 several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the south Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the following June.) In 1986 four American passengers, including an 8-month-old girl, her mother and grandmother, were killed when a terrorist bomb exploded aboard a TWA jetliner en route from Rome to Athens, Greece. In 1992 mob boss John Gotti was convicted in New York of murder and racketeering; he was later sentenced to life, and died in prison. In 2005 Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment at age 84. TodayÂs birthdays Actress Sharon Acker is 83. Actress Dame Penelope Keith is 78. Actress Linda Hunt is 73. Singer Emmylou Harris is 71. Actor Sam Anderson is 71. Social critic and author Camille Paglia is 71. Actress Pamela Reed is 69. Rock musician Dave Robinson (The Cars) is 69. Country singer Buddy Jewell is 57. Actor Christopher Meloni is 57. Singer Keren Woodward (Bananarama) is 57. Country singer Billy Dean is 56. Actor Clark Gregg is 56. Bible verse ÂBut seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.ÂŽ Â„ Matthew 6:33. So much of our well-being is dependent on what position God has in our lives. How could we have missed it all these years? Father, help us in JesusÂ name, to discipline ourselves in arranging priorities so that we can have what you provided and be what you intended. Amen. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Â„ A half century after getting a divorce, a Kentucky couple plans to get married again. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 83-year-old Harold Holland and 78-year-old Lillian Barnes will exchange wedding vows on April 14 in Lexington. Their grandson will perform the ceremony at a local Baptist church. Holland and Barnes first were married on Christmas Eve in 1955. They had five children together before splitting up. Holland says his job kept him away from the family prior to the breakup. Both remarried and their spouses died in 2015. After that, Holland and Barnes attended a family reunion, and by last December, they were talking marriage again. Holland says, ÂWe decided we want to walk the last mile together.ÂŽODD NEWS Kentucky couple plans to remarry half century after divorcehope that talks underway could bring peace to the Korean peninsula, urging Âthose who are directly responsible act with wisdom and discernment to promote the good of the Korean people.ÂŽ The pope also urged more steps to bring harmony to divided Ukraine, called for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and appealed for the world not to forget victims of conÂ”ict, especially children. ÂMay there be no lack of solidarity with all those forced to leave their native lands and lacking the bare essentials for living,ÂŽ said Francis, who has often championed the cause of migrants and refugees. The churchÂs Â“rst pontiff from Latin America cited in particular the problems in Venezuela. He said he hoped the country would ÂÂ“nd a just, peaceful and humane way to surmount quickly the political and humanitarian crises that grip it.ÂŽ Earlier, tens of thousands of faithful underwent heavy security checks to enter St. PeterÂs Square to participate in Easter Sunday Mass celebrated by the pope, followed by his ÂÂUrbi et OrbiÂŽ message (Âto the city and the world.ÂŽ) Security precautions included bag checks and metal detector wands for everyone entering the square, while the main avenue leading to the Vatican, as well as smaller adjoining streets, were closed to trafÂ“c. Francis opened Easter festivities with a tweet to his global Â”ock: ÂOur faith is born on Easter morning: Jesus is alive! The experience is at the heart of the Christian message.ÂŽ Elsewhere, hundreds of Christians marked Easter by Â”ocking to JerusalemÂs Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where they believe Jesus was cruciÂ“ed, buried and resurrected.POPEFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOPope Francis walks with the pastoral sta as he arrives to celebrate the Easter mass in St. PeterÂs Square at the Vatican, Sunday. collision occurred while the patrol vehicle was traveling at slow speeds,ÂŽ adding that the woman suffered minor injuries. The statement also said the sheriffÂs vehicle, which was surrounded by protesters yelling and pounding on the car, Âsustained scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window.ÂŽ Activists and faith leaders called for justice not just for Clark, but for all black men killed by police. Family members of Joseph Mann, who was killed by Sacramento police in 2016, also spoke. The chairman of a police oversight commission urged attendees to continue their activism by showing up to meetings and pushing for systemic change. Community leaders urged the city to set a national example. ÂThis little small town can show this nation our great big heart,ÂŽ the Rev. Kevin Ross said. About 150 people attended another vigil and protest Saturday night outside a sheriffÂs department ofÂ“ce. It was the latest disruptive but mostly peaceful demonstration since Clark was killed. Protesters have twice blocked fans from entering games involving the NBAÂs Sacramento Kings at a downtown arena, but there were no signs of trouble amid a big police presence at a game Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Friday release of the private autopsy commissioned by ClarkÂs family has prompted fresh outrage. Pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, known for his study of a degenerative brain condition in football players, announced that Clark was hit by eight bullets Â„ six in the back, one in the neck and one in the thigh Â„ and took three to 10 minutes to die. Police waited about Â“ve minutes before rendering medical aid. Omalu said the proposition that Clark was assailing the ofÂ“cers, meaning he was facing them, is Âinconsistent with the prevailing forensic evidence.ÂŽ He said it was unclear if Clark would have survived had he gotten immediate medical attention. A day after the shooting, police distributed a news release that said the ofÂ“cers who shot Clark Âsaw the suspect facing them, advance forward with his arms extended, and holding an object in his hands.ÂŽ Police video of the shooting doesnÂt clearly capture all that happened after Clark ran into his grandmotherÂs backyard. Clark initially moved toward the ofÂ“cers, who were peeking out from behind a corner of the house, but itÂs unclear if he was facing them or knew they were there when they opened Â“re after shouting Âgun, gun, gun.ÂŽ After 20 shots, ofÂ“cers called to him, apparently believing he might still be alive and armed. They eventually approached and found no gun, just a cellphone.REFORMFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOSalena Manni, the ancee of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, holds the coupleÂs son, Aiden, as she and ClarkÂs uncle, Curtis Gordon, attend a rally aimed at ensuring ClarkÂs memory and calling for police reform, Saturday, in Sacramento, Calif.deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally after they were brought here as children. Trump ended the program last year, but gave Congress six months to pass legislation enshrining it. A deal has so far proved elusive and Trump has blamed Democrats for that. It was not immediately clear what Trump was referring to when he said people are coming to take advantage of the program, which granted the immigrants work permits. The Department of Homeland Security is not issuing new permits, though existing ones can be renewed. Anyone who wanted to participate in the program had a set period of time during which to sign up, and the program is no longer open to new entrants. Proposed DACA deals crafted by lawmakers also were not open to new participants. Trump did not explain what he meant when reporters asked as he entered the Church of Bethesda-by-theSea with the Â“rst lady and Tiffany Trump, his daughter from his second marriage. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for clariÂ“cation. Trump, who addressed reporters brieÂ”y before entering the church, again blamed Democrats for failing to protect the ÂDreamers.ÂŽ ÂThey had a great chance. The Democrats blew it. They had a great, great chance, but weÂll have to take a look because Mexico has got to help us at the border. They Â”ow right through Mexico. They send them into the United States. It canÂt happen that way anymore.ÂŽ Trump promised during the 2016 presidential campaign to build a southern border wall to stop illegal immigration and drugs from Mexico, but Congress has frustrated the president by not moving as quickly as he wants to provide money to start construction. The president also complained on Twitter that Border Patrol agents canÂt do their jobs properly because of Âridiculous liberal (Democrat) lawsÂŽ that allow people caught for being in the country illegally to be released while they await a hearing before a federal immigration judge. Trump tweeted that the situation is ÂGetting more dangerousÂŽ and ÂCaravansÂŽ are coming. He did not offer details to back his comment. Some fellow Republicans chided Trump over the tone of the tweets. ÂA true leader preserves & offers hope, doesnÂt take hope from innocent children who call America home. Remember, today is Easter Sunday,ÂŽ tweeted Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump critic who challenged Trump for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump and rst lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday. a trillion. Launched in 2011, Tiangong 1 was ChinaÂs Â“rst space station, serving as an experimental platform for bigger projects, such as the Tiangong 2 launched in September 2016 and a future permanent Chinese space station. The station played host to two crewed missions and served as a test platform for perfecting docking procedures and other operations. Its last crew departed in 2013 and contact with it was cut in 2016. Since then it has been orbiting gradually closer and closer to Earth on its own while being monitored. Western space experts say they believe China has lost control of the station. ChinaÂs chief space laboratory designer Zhu Zongpeng has denied Tiangong was out of control, but hasnÂt provided speciÂ“cs on what, if anything, China is doing to guide the craftÂs re-entry.SPACEFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOThis March 29, le photo shows the Space Debris Room of the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany. ChinaÂs defunct Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter EarthÂs atmosphere within the next day. The European Space Agency forecast Sunday April 1, the station will re-enter sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning GMT.
The Sun /Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 STATE-BY-STATE MILWAUKEE Â… Lorraine Guenther and Thrivent Financial insurance company had a deal, or so she thought. She would pay them a premium of $500 a year for the rest of her life. And they would someday provide a death benet of $25,000 to cover her funeral and burial. The universal life policy took effect in 1988 when Guenther was 67, and it came with a maturity date of February 2021when she is 100. But now, three years earlier than that, the company is telling this grandmother the cash value of her policy will dwindle away to nothing later this year, and the death benet will be gone, too. At age 97, she apparently has outlived her life insurance. ÂIn my words, theyÂre penalizing me for living,ÂŽ she said. Part of the issue is that the cost of insuring someone so old is chewing up all the cash value of the policy at a rate exceeding $300 a month, double what it was three years ago. About 10 years ago, the policy had a value that hovered around $10,000, but itÂs down to $2,800 now and dropping fast. Guenther contacted Thrivent recently and was put in touch with an agent who suggested that lowering the death benet to $10,000 would buy her some time with the policy, but not beyond next year. Guenther turns 98 in April. ÂHe said, ÂThe Lord has been good to you and has allowed you to live all these years.ÂÂŽ ÂIÂm very grateful. Thank you, mister,ÂŽ she replied. ÂBut I still expected to get my money when I passed away so I could be buried.ÂŽ Thrivent Financial used to be known as Aid Association for Lutherans. Guenther bought the policy through her church. ÂThe men would come to church and talk to us and we knew them as friends. The man who prepared it for us was a friend of my husbandÂs,ÂŽ she said. She lost touch with that agent. GuentherÂs husband, Harold, with whom she raised three sons in Wauwatosa, Wis., died in 2002. GuentherÂs sons got involved, and soon letters were going between the family and Thrivent. Son Jim said he doesnÂt think anything illegal is going on, but rather a Âbuilt-in stick it to you.ÂŽ The family led a complaint with the Wisconsin commissioner of insurance, asking for a refund approaching $20,000. TheyÂre awaiting a reply. In a statement, Thrivent said a policy like GuentherÂs oers no guarantee of coverage until age 100. HIGHLIGHT: WISCONSIN Lorraine Guenther wants a refund. MARK HOFFMAN/USA TODAY NETWORKWoman, nearing 98, is outliving her insurance Jim StinglMilwaukee Journal Sentinel USA TODAY NETWORKALABAMAMontgomery: State Rep. Ritchie WhortonÂs proposal to require headlights from sunrise to sunset won this yearÂs ÂShroud AwardÂŽ for the deadest bill of the session. ALASKACraig: Police say a Wadleigh Island man was arrested on charges of ring shots at a passing shing boat, at least one of which hit it. Troopers say alcohol was a factor. ARIZONAPhoenix: State lawmakers are considering a proposal to put a 45-day expiration date on Grade A eggs. The current window is 24 days, but other states allow 30 to 45 days. ARKANSASLittle Rock: Two contracts to expand Arkansas State University football stadium will be revised to reect that the nonprot Red Wolves Foundation is paying for the work, not the athletics department. CALIFORNIASan Francisco: Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned ve exconvicts facing deportation, including two who ed the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia four decades ago. Pardons, however, donÂt prevent deportations. COLORADOColoradoSprings: Ocials say no charges are expected against a woman who dropped a cigarette in a mulch pot outside her townhome, igniting a re that displaced 68 people, The Gazette says. CONNECTICUTFarmington: The University of Connecticut recovered $50,000 paid to a slain researcher while it believed he was working at home. His body was found Feb. 5 wrapped in plastic at his house.DELAWAREDover: A bill to block rie sales to people under 21stalled in the state Senate amid a urry of proposed amendments. It will come up against April 17 after Easter break.DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:The suburban Washington home where Confederate general Robert E. Lee grew up is for sale, listed at $8.5 million, The Washington Post reports. FLORIDAPonte Vedra Beach: Researchers at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum are rushing to measure and photograph a section of a sailing ship that washed ashore, the Florida Times-Union reports. GEORGIAEastman: Authorities say 63 pit bulls were rescued from a dogghting ring in a raid that resulted from the discovery of a bloodied dog during a March 17 trac stop. Seven people were arrested in the raid. HAWAIIHonolulu: Mililani High School has the rst state-approved campus imu, a traditional Hawaiian underground oven used to slow-cook Kalua pigs, Hawaii News Now says. IDAHOIdaho Falls: Federal ocials have released new rules to deal with crowding on the South Fork of the Snake River during trout shing season, The Post Register reports. ILLINOISPeoria: The cityÂs public school district purchased stun guns for its security ocers, The (Peoria) Journal Star reports. Ocials are working on drafting a policy for when and how the devices will be used. INDIANATerre Haute: The state will dedicate a historical marker April 19 commemorating Syrian immigrants who came here in the early 20th century. The community was known as ÂLittle Syria on the Wabash.ÂŽ IOWAWaverly: Waverly College is bolstering security following reports that a man entered unlocked dorms and harassed women students, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports. KANSASWichita: A federal appeals court has reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit in a 2013 trampling death at Creekstone FarmsÂ cattle processing facility, The Wichita Eagle reports. KENTUCKYFrankfort: The state Senate voted to raise death benets for surviving families of police ocers killed in the line of duty. LOUISIANABaton Rouge: The state House agreed to a 30-year contract extension for HarrahÂs to operate the land-based New Orleans casino. MAINEBangor: The city last week celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1968 closing of Dow Air Force Base. The site is now Bangor International Airport. MARYLANDOcean City: A federal appeals court says a sherman who failed a lie-detector test after being declared the winner of a 2016 billsh tournament canÂt collect the $2.8 million in winnings, The Daily Times of Salisbury reports. MASSACHUSETTSBoston: A labor dispute between Plimoth Plantation and the living history museum sta may threaten the upcoming 400th anniversary of the PilgrimsÂ arrival. MICHIGANFruitport Township: Authorities say about 30 dogs are believed to have died in a re at StormÂs Ahead Kennels, which was at capacity last week, The Muskegon Chronicle reports. MINNESOTAColumbia Heights: Authorities say no one was hurt when a small melting machine exploded at Invest Cast metal company. Employees were evacuated. MISSISSIPPILouisville: The First United Methodist Church has left the denomination amid clashing views on homosexuality and other issues, the Clarion Ledger reports. MISSOURIKansas City: Authorities say bed bugs were found last week in a Terminal B upholstered chair at Kansas City International Airport, The Kansas City Star reports. The chair was near restaurants, but no food prep areas were aected. MONTANAGreat Falls: Glacier County dropped an oce in Browning amid a dispute over a new lease, The Great Falls Tribune reports. NEBRASKAOmaha: The philanthropic Aksarben Foundation has ended its annual king and queen crowning. A board member says pairing an older man with a collegeage woman is Âout of syncÂŽ today.NEVADAReno: The 80-year-old executive director of the Ronald McDonald House here was ousted amid allegations of using charity funds for his own benet and sexually harassing female staers, The Reno Gazette Journal reports. NEW HAMPSHIREBoscawen: The State Veterans Cemetery plans to open a multimedia learning center Nov. 11during a Veterans Day ceremony. About 40% of the $700,000 fundraising goal is complete. NEW JERSEYTrenton: A program that allowed Ocean County residents who received unwarranted Medicaid benets to withdraw without prosecution resulted in consent agreements to repay $2.2 million. NEW MEXICOSanta Fe: The state Game Commission is launching a nationwide search for a new director. In addition to wildlife duties, the job involves enforcement of o-highway motor vehicle rules. NEW YORKAlbany: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation of complaints about management at the Albany Medical Center, where nurses are trying to unionize, the Times Union reports.NORTH CAROLINARaleigh: A federal judge ruled that the state prison system must recognize humanism as a faith and allow its adherents to meet. NORTH DAKOTAMandan: Veterans Memorial Ballpark built in the 1950s will get a $2.5 million makeover this summer that includes 500 more seats, The Bismarck Tribune reports. OHIOColumbus: The Ohio Supreme Court has proposed a rule clarifying that judges who campaign for nonjudicial oce must leave the bench. OKLAHOMAOklahoma City: A contractor providing youth home service is terminating its work in Oklahoma, saying the state is sending mentally ill children. White Fields was set up to handle severely abused children. OREGONEugene: A man who went to the University of Washington in the 1970s is seeking historic designation for the 93-year-old East Grandstand at Hayward Field to prevent the school from tearing it down to boost seating for the 2021World Outdoor Track and Field Championships. PENNSYLVANIAPhiladelphia: A nonprot plans to display the cityÂs other bell Â… a bigger, uncracked twin of the Liberty Bell Â… a few blocks from its better-known relative. The Bicentennial Bell, a gift from Great Britain, has been stored since 2013.RHODE ISLANDProvidence: A state lawmaker wants to pay families with at least $100,000 a year in household income up to $10,000 to move to the state for at least a year. SOUTH CAROLINAColumbia: The U.S. Justice Department and the state Department of Corrections have reached a deal to give hearing-impaired inmates a chance to participate in programs and activities. SOUTH DAKOTASioux Falls: The stateÂs winter wheat crop is in good shape, with 80% rated in fair or good condition, according to the federal Agriculture Department. TENNESSEENashville: Video of sick and injured animals led to a PetSmart store raid, The Tennessean reports. TEXASHouston: Hispanic superintendents are underrepresented in Texas public schools even though more than 52% of students are Hispanic, the Houston Chronicle reports. UTAHSalt Lake City: Students attending Utah colleges and universities face a 1.5% tuition hike, the lowest in eight years, Deseret News says. VERMONTMontpelier: Airbnb says it wonÂt ght a proposed state law that would require people renting out their homes to register with the state and pay an annual fee of $130. VIRGINIAAshland: The loss of community newspapers this year is up to three. The Herald-Progress of Ashland and its sister paper, The Caroline Progress shut down last week. The Hopewell News closed in January. WASHINGTONSeattle: The Center City Connector streetcar project is on hold due to rising costs, and an investigation is underway of the projectÂs management. WEST VIRGINIAHuntington: A state Fire Marshals investigation resulted in the arrests of two volunteer reghters, ages 18 and 19, on charges of starting res and reporting false emergencies, Herald-Dispatch says. WISCONSINMilwaukee: Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation to close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021and authorize funding for new facilities across the state. WYOMINGLaramie: A University of Wyoming study found that hunters, anglers and wildlife fans spent nearly $800 million in the state in 2016, The Laramie Boomerang reports. From sta and wire reports News from across the USA
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(N) 4:00 p.m. MYN Maury A woman believes her boyfriend, who is half her age, is cheating on her.5:00 p.m. MYN Maury A man takes a DNA test; a womanÂs unsure of who her childÂs father is. (N) 11:35 p.m. ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan; actress Jenna Fischer; musical guest Ashley McBryde. (N) 11:35 p.m. NBC The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Actor and comic Tracy Morgan; actress Kate Mara. (N) LOS ANGELES Â„ Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box ofÂ“ce with the action-adventure ÂReady Player One,ÂŽ while Tyler Perry has scored again with ÂAcrimony.ÂŽ Studio estimates on Sunday say SpielbergÂs virtual reality-focused Â“lm earned a solid $53.2 million in its Â“rst four days in theaters from 4,234 locations since opening Wednesday night, with $41.2 million of that coming from the three-day weekend. Not adjusted for inÂ”ation, itÂs SpielbergÂs best opening in a decade following ÂIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,ÂŽ which launched with $100.1 million in 2008. Aside from ÂThe BFG,ÂŽ Spielberg has lately favored smaller historical dramas instead of the big-scale blockbusters of his heyday. Based on Ernest ClineÂs popular novel and chalk full of references to 1980s pop culture, including some nods to SpielbergÂs own Â“lms, ÂReady Player OneÂŽ is a return to the popcorn Â“lmmaking that he became known for. With that includes a reportedly hefty $175 million price tag, which does not account for marketing costs. Audiences gave the Â“lm an ACinemaScore, and reviews have been warm, too (itÂs sitting at a 76 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). Those who turned out this weekend were mostly male (59 percent) and over the age of 25 (56 percent). ÂItÂs great to be in the Steven Spielberg business,ÂŽ said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.Â president of domestic distribution. ÂWe always believed that this movie itself would carry the day and thatÂs really what happened. WeÂve seen all around the globe that the word of mouth is really propelling it.ÂŽ Goldstein said while advance ticket sales were solid, the walk-up business was particularly robust on Friday and Saturday. Internationally, the Â“lm exceeded the studioÂs expectations with $128 million from 62 territories, including $61.7 million from China (the biggest-ever opening in the country for Warner Bros.). Globally it grossed $181.3 million. ComScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said the performance of ÂReady Player OneÂŽ should be judged in the context of the marketplace, which is down signiÂ“cantly (24.1 percent) from last March and has seen nearly every Â“lm since ÂBlack PantherÂŽ open in the Âmiddling to good range.ÂŽ ÂNone of them have set the world on Â“re,ÂŽ Dergarabedian said. ÂWeÂre living in a world where a $52.3 million gross for the Â“rst four days is a really good number.ÂŽ ÂTyler PerryÂs AcrimonyÂŽ took second place. Driven by an overwhelmingly female audience, the Â“lm starring Taraji P. Henson grossed $17.1 million over the 3-day weekend, followed by ÂBlack PantherÂŽ in third place with $11.3 million. With $650.7 million in domestic grosses, ÂBlack PantherÂŽ is poised to pass ÂJurassic WorldÂsÂŽ $652 million to become the fourth highest grossing domestic release of all time. A batch of faith-based Â“lms also competed for attention leading up to the Easter holiday, including ÂI Can Only Imagine,ÂŽ which scored again with $10.8 million to take fourth place. It outshined ÂPaul, Apostle of Christ,ÂŽ which earned $3.5 million in weekend two and the new opener, ÂGodÂs Not Dead: A Light in Darkness,ÂŽ which stumbled with $2.6 million. Even Wes AndersonÂs ÂIsle of Dogs,ÂŽ playing in only 165 locations, beat ÂGodÂs Not Dead 3ÂŽ with $2.8 million. ÂPaciÂ“c Rim UprisingÂŽ rounded out the top Â“ve with $9.2 million, down 67 percent from last weekendÂs No. 1 opening. The year is still down nearly four percent, too, but there are some superheroes on the horizon. ÂThe cavalry is on the way in ÂAvengers: InÂ“nity War,ÂÂŽ Dergarabedian said. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic Â“gures will be released Monday. 1.ÂŽReady Player One,ÂŽ $41.2 million. 2.ÂŽTyler PerryÂs Acrimony,ÂŽ $17.1 million. 3.ÂŽBlack Panther,ÂŽ $11.3 million. 4.ÂŽI Can Only Imagine,ÂŽ $10.8 million. 5.ÂŽPaciÂ“c Rim Uprising,ÂŽ $9.2 million. 6.ÂŽSherlock Gnomes,ÂŽ $7 million. 7.ÂŽLove, Simon,ÂŽ $4.8 million. 8.ÂŽTomb Raider,ÂŽ $4.7 million. 9.ÂŽA Wrinkle in Time,ÂŽ $4.7 million. 10.ÂŽPaul, Apostle of Christ,ÂŽ $3.5 million.SpielbergÂs ÂReady Player OneÂ tops holiday box officeBy LINDSEY BAHRAP FILM WRITER WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA APThis cover image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows characters Aech, left, and Parzival in a scene from ÂReady Player One,ÂŽ a lm by Steven Spielberg. British royals go to Easter service without Harry and MarkleLONDON (AP) Â„ Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and his wife, Kate, and other senior British royals celebrated an Easter church service Sunday at the chapel where Prince Harry and American Â“ancee Meghan Markle will get married in May. Harry and Markle did not attend the service at St. GeorgeÂs Chapel in Windsor, England. Palace ofÂ“cials said their weekend plans were private. Prince Philip, the queenÂs husband, also did not attend. The 96-year-old has retired from public duties and been seen less frequently. Most of the royals walked down the hill from Windsor Castle to the chapel, but the 91-yearold queen arrived by car, wearing a purple fuchsia coatdress and matching hat. William and Kate also took a car to the chapel, arriving at the church a few minutes late. They emerged without their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Kate is expecting the coupleÂs third child later this month. Jack Brooksbank, who is engaged to the queenÂs granddaughter Princess Eugenie, made his Â“rst Easter appearance with the royal family. Brooksbank and Eugenie, the daughter of Princess Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, plan to wed in October. NEWS BRIEFS
The Sun /Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger SaturdayÂs Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: There is a very easy cure for hot ashes Â„ and it works! Take 400 units of vitamin E twice a day. The ashes will disappear in three days. This has worked for countless women for years. Why don't doctors know about this? Â„ S.P.B. ANSWER: Researchers have evaluated vitamin E for the treatment of hot ashes. One study found that vitamin E reduced hot ashes by about 25 percent, but an identical pill with no vitamin E reduced hot ashes by 22 percent. Another study showed that women had ve hot ashes a day on placebo, and 3.2 a day on vitamin E. On the basis of this, I can't recommend vitamin E as a very eective treatment. However, it is safe and is at least partially eective for some women. DEAR DR. ROACH: A recent column discussed female pattern hair loss. I experienced hair loss similar to what this woman described. I am 65, and the receding hairline and loss of crown hair started when I was 60. I asked every doctor I went to (including a dermatologist, an internist and a gynecologist) why my hair was thinning so signicantly. All of them said that at my age, it could be expected. All of my bloodwork was good Â„ no low thyroid. In September 2017, a new dermatologist asked if my hormone levels had been checked (they had not), because it looked like male pattern hair loss. My testosterone levels were o-the-charts high. She sent me back to my gynecologist, who did a pelvic ultrasound, which led to an MRI, which showed that I had a small cyst on my right ovary (one that he had not been able to feel). He said it may be a very rare cyst that was secreting testosterone. In January, my ovaries were removed, and testing of the cyst showed that it was a Sertoli-Leydig cancer that was contained in the cyst. I thought it might be helpful to remind women with signicant hair loss to have their hormones checked as a possible cause. If this had not been done for me, this cyst would not have been detected until it was much larger and the cancer more advanced. As you can imagine, I am very grateful to my new dermatologist for taking the initiative in helping me get properly diagnosed. I am hopeful that my hair will grow back, but if not, that's ne. I am happy to be cancer-free! Â„ Anon. ANSWER: I am glad that you were diagnosed and treated in time. It is unfortunate to hear that your diagnosis was delayed. Female pattern hair loss is an overall thinning of hair along the midline of the scalp, whereas male pattern is a receding hairline and thinning along the crown. However, some people have a pattern that is dicult to type, and it is important to check for other signs of high testosterone. Growth of body hair, acne and a deeper voice all are indicative of excess testosterone in women. If it's unclear which type, a simple blood test is potentially lifesaving. READERS: The booklet on edema and lymphedema provides information on the causes of foot and ankle swelling. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 106 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.DEAR ABBY: My elderly father remarried after my mother died two years ago. He married an acquaintance who is 30 years younger at the courthouse with no friends or family in attendance. He told this woman beforehand that there was a large widow's pension he'd paid into for decades that he wanted to give to her by marrying her. She claimed to be in an "unhappy" marriage at the time, and promptly got a divorce. Well, she and her now-ex have "suddenly started getting along just great," so she decided to continue to live with her ex after her marriage to Dad. Despite agreeing to these terms and because the woman teased him before their marriage, Dad is angry that she still won't have sex with him. Also upsetting is that when they are out socially, his new wife still introduces her ex as her "husband" and Dad as their "friend." Now we learn, despite assurances during discussions with an attorney prior to the marriage that she would never exercise her rights as a spouse to any other funds or property, she's asking my dad for a monthly allowance so she can retire, since she has no savings. Abby, do we have any recourse in this situation? Do you think we are right to call my father's marriage fraudulent, and would we be considered accomplices by not reporting it to any authorities before his death? Â„ Stepdaughter In Revolt DEAR STEPDAUGHTER: You are correct that the "marriage" was fraudulent, and you certainly do have recourse. Your father's lawyer should be consulted immediately to discuss an annulment of this bogus arrangement. Because your father's judgment is so poor, go with him to ensure that no details are left out. Frankly, I think the woman may be guilty of elder abuse, and your father may need a conservator. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND ON is about volunteering. Â„ Heloise "Dear Heloise: Maybe you've heard the expression 'Many hands make the workload light.' It's true, and never more so than for organizations that are on a tight budget, such as animal shelters, services for the elderly and children's organizations. If any of your readers are thinking of volunteering, pick an organization and help out when you can. To those who already volunteer, thank you many times over. Your help is invaluable, your service is appreciated." Â„ Hazel W., Wabash, Ind. Dear Readers: Got empty tissue boxes? Reuse them: To store small plastic grocery bags. As tissue receptacles for used tissues when you have cold. To store cotton balls. In a laundry room to hold lint.Â„ HeloiseVitamin E is no miracle cure f or women and hot ashes Suspicion surrounds elderly father's new, younger wife Thank volunteer workersHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). You canÂt have a bold day and a mistake-free day and have it all be the same day. YouÂll have to choose. Before you do, you should know that the current astral lineup suggests that the bold day is tipped in your favor. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). One way that your subconscious speaks to you is in the form of curiosity. Another way is in the form of jealousy. Both give you hints as to the endeavors that might suit your personality the best. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Bottom line, the people who are worried about being seen as less than desirable are feeling less than desirable. ItÂs just an unsubstantiated opinion! Absolutely stamp it out. The truly desired donÂt care what anyone thinks. CANCER (June 22-July 22). What about compassion? What about listening? What about forgetting the societal expectations for an hour or a day? This is the way to nd a heart. The rst heart youÂll nd will be your own. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It doesnÂt matter whether the dog saw the invitation list or not; the dog will bark at intruders and invited guests alike. Your adrenaline system is a little like that. The things that trigger it today may surprise you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As for the person who nds it hard to give a compliment, you might nd this fact rather suspicious. Rightly so. It shouldnÂt be so dicult to prop up those around you, unless you are harboring emotional disabilities. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No word? Assume the best. No news will be good news. No answer? Go along your happy way. Everything is happening in the time itÂs supposed to. All will be revealed on a need-to-know basis. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Anyone who has taken good care of another human knows the humility that this requires. A servantÂs heart is rewarded in ways that those who donÂt have one would nd hard to understand. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Masks are sti, fake and boring. ItÂs almost impossible to project your own personality through one. Some will put on a mask to deal with todayÂs situation, but youÂll get better results just being yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Space is a vacuum that doesnÂt carry sound the way air does, but the planets howl and plasma whistles nonetheless. Today youÂll be like the high-powered space probe that picks up what no one else does. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your mind will be like a laser today. Lasers are used to do surgeries, catch thieves and manufacture clothes. Similarly, youÂll use your powers of focus in multiple and unrelated ways. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). YouÂll design new habits for the way you want to grow Â„ but you wonÂt expect others to follow along, because authentic people like you live by their own rules. No one else needs to follow them for them to be valid. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (April 2). It will be lucky to learn new languages and communication styles. YouÂve an energy everyone wants to cozy up to, and your social life will reect this. Positive thoughts seed a magically unfolding July and August. An investment will pay double in 2019. A deal involving three or more partners will bring good fortune. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 30, 1, 33 and 49. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau
The Sun /Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 9 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley
Page 10 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 WORLD KEMEROVO, Russia Â„ Trapped inside a movie theater at a burning shopping center, 11-year-old Vika PochankinaÂs made a panicked phone call to her aunt and delivered her last words: ÂIÂm suffocating. Tell Mama that I loved her.ÂŽ Yevgenia Pochankina told her niece to cover her nose with her clothes to fend off the smoke. ÂAfter a moment, she disconnected,ÂŽ the aunt told The Associated Press. The deaths of 64 people Â„ including 41 children Â„ in a Siberian shopping center Â“re on March 25 have tormented their loved ones not only with the memories of those they have lost but with deep dismay about the state of life in Russia. The relatives Â„ and many others in Russia Â„ ask why the shopping centerÂs emergency exits were locked, why the mallÂs Â“re alarms didnÂt sound, whether the center ever met building standards or if inspectors were bribed to turn a blind eye to deÂ“ciencies. Living in Kemerovo, a Siberian city 1,900 miles east of Moscow, they are hurt and angry over what they see as ofÂ“cial callousness after the Â“re. The regional governor didnÂt visit the scene, President Vladimir Putin didnÂt declare a national day of mourning until two days after the Â“re, and ofÂ“cials have dismissed their protests over the blaze as political opportunism. ÂThis tragedy reÂ”ects all of RussiaÂs problems Â„ the corruption of ofÂ“cials who closed their eyes to problems with Â“re safety, uncoordinated work of the special services, the imperviousness of authorities,ÂŽ said Rasim Yaraliyev, head of a citizenÂs group pressing for answers about the Â“re. Vika was one of six schoolchildren from the village of Treshchevsky who had traveled 30 miles that day to Kemerovo, a trip rewarding them for being good students. As they sat in the theater watching an animated Â“lm, a Â“re broke out in the four-story Winter Cherry mall. Vika and her classmates were among the dead. Teacher Oksana Yevseyeva, the tripÂs chaperone, had left the children to watch the movie themselves in the theater while she did some shopping. She was on the Â“rst Â”oor when the Â“re broke out above. ÂI begged the guards to give me a mask and let me in to the children when the Â“re started, but they said there is smoke everywhere, you will just die,ÂŽ she said. Igor Vostrikov, whose wife, three daughters and a sister died in the Â“re, told the AP that investigators had let him see him CCTV footage from outside the movie theater, showing that the entrance doors to the room where they died were locked by a man who possibly was trying to keep the smoke out until a rescue team arrived. On Saturday he posted a video apparently showing a woman opening the door to that room as smoke began Â“lling the multiplexÂs hallway but she apparently says nothing. The video showed people Â”eeing other rooms. Six people have been arrested in the case, including the head of the regional construction inspection agency when the shopping center was developed in a former candy factory, and the general director of the company that owns the mall. But distrust in Russian ofÂ“cialsÂ promises of a thorough investigation is strong. ÂTheyÂre not telling us the truth. Judging by everything, nobody saved the children, they closed them off and abandoned them,ÂŽ said Olga Begeza, whose daughter Diana wanted to go on the trip but couldnÂt because her mother didnÂt have the 400 rubles ($7) to pay for it. ÂIt seems that our lives donÂt count for anything. ThatÂs the only thing my family has understood,ÂŽ she said. Complaints about ofÂ“cial corruption and incompetence are widespread in Russia, and in Kemerovo they are aggravated by whatÂs seen as an insensitive response from ofÂ“cials. Although Putin visited Kemerovo on Tuesday, he did not speak to a large gathering of demonstrators demanding answers, protesting corruption and calling for regional ofÂ“cialsÂ ouster. Deputy regional governor Sergei Tsivilyov did show up but incurred the crowdÂs anger when he dismissed as Âa PR stuntÂŽ concerns that the death toll was far higher than ofÂ“cially reported. In a meeting with Putin, regional governor Aman Tuleyev added to the anger by blaming ÂÂŽthe oppositionÂŽ and Âlocal busybodiesÂŽ for fomenting the 10-hour protest. TuleyevÂs resignation, after more than 20 years in the post, was announced Sunday by the Kremlin. Tsivilyov is now the acting governor. In the days after the Â“re, tens of thousands of people in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities have streamed to makeshift memorials to the Â“re victims, bringing Â”owers and stuffed toys. OfÂ“cials appear concerned that dismay over the Â“re could encourage protests that could undermine PutinÂs mandate just weeks after he won election to a fourth term. Andrei Klimov, head of the committee for defense of state sovereignty in the upper house of parliament, warned that such protests could be exploited by Western countries that want to weaken Russia, echoing the frequent contention that the West is inherently ÂRussophobic.ÂŽ ÂWith every protest, they try to transfer it into the political plane Â„ an example of this is the situation in Kemerovo,ÂŽ he said Friday.Anger surges after Siberian mall fire kills 64By YURAS KARMANAUASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOPeople bring owers, toys and candles during a day of mourning for the victims of SundayÂs re in a shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, in Manezhnaya square, near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday. JERUSALEM Â„ IsraelÂs defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along GazaÂs border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and Â“red only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. Fifteen Palestinians were killed and over 700 wounded in FridayÂs violence near the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health ofÂ“cials. It was the areaÂs deadliest violence since a war four years ago. Human rights groups have accused the army of using excessive force, and both the U.N. secretary-general and the European UnionÂs foreign policy chief have urged an investigation. In an interview, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel would not cooperate with a U.N. inquiry if there were one. ÂFrom the standpoint of the Israeli soldiers, they did what had to be done,ÂŽ Lieberman told Israeli Army Radio. ÂI think that all of our troops deserve a commendation, and there wonÂt be any inquiry.ÂŽ FridayÂs mass marches were largely led by GazaÂs ruling Hamas group and touted as the launch of a six-week-long protest campaign against a stiÂ”ing decade-old blockade of the territory. Israel and Egypt have maintained the blockade since Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to IsraelÂs destruction, seized control of Gaza in 2007. In FridayÂs confrontations, large crowds gathered near the fence, with smaller groups of protesters rushing forward, throwing stones and burning tires. Israeli troops responded with live Â“re and rubber-coated steel pellets, while drones dropped tear gas from above. Soldiers with riÂ”es were perched on high earthen embankments overlooking the scene. Protests have continued since Friday but at a far smaller scale. On Sunday, one person was seriously wo unded by gunÂ“re, Palestinian medical ofÂ“cials said. The military has said it responded only to violent attacks aimed at troops and the border fence. But video from the scene showed at least a handful of incidents in which people appear to have been shot either far from the border or while they were not actively rioting. The Israeli military accused Hamas of releasing videos that were either incomplete, edited or Âcompletely fabricated.ÂŽ It said troops had followed strict rules of engagement, and that protesters were putting themselves in ÂharmÂs wayÂŽ by operating in a dangerous area. In the interview, Lieberman said those who protested peacefully were not harmed, saying claims that peaceful protesters were harmed were Âlies and inventions.ÂŽ ÂWhoever didnÂt get close to the fence was not shot,ÂŽ he said. Tamar Zandberg, leader of the dovish opposition party Meretz, posted a video over the weekend calling for an independent inquiry into FridayÂs violence. ÂIÂm worried about the fate of all of us, and the fate of the residents of the Gaza periphery communities, who could be sitting in bomb shelters today, tomorrow or next week,ÂŽ she told Army Radio, Âso IÂm calling to stop this now.ÂŽ Zandberg came under heavy criticism for her comments. ÂAs if this were a case of innocent civilians who had been shot while doing their holiday shopping, rather than people who had been pushed to the border by Hamas in order to be killed in service to the Palestinian narrative,ÂŽ wrote defense analyst Alon Ben-David. The Israeli military has said those killed by troops were men who were involved in violence and who belonged to Hamas and other militant factions. The army later released the names and ages of 10 of the dead, including what it said were eight members of Hamas and two from other militant groups. Israel has also accused Gaza health ofÂ“cials of exaggerating the number of wounded. Four of the 15 dead were members of the Hamas military wing, Hamas said Saturday. The group said a Â“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. The protests are to culminate in a large border march on May 15, the 70th anniversary of IsraelÂs founding. The date is mourned by Palestinians as their Ânakba,ÂŽ or catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands were uprooted in the 1948 Mideast war over IsraelÂs creation.Israel rejects calls for inquiry into Gaza violenceBy JOSEF FEDERMANASSOCIATED PRESS Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train servicePARIS (AP) Â„ FranceÂs national train company is warning that a workersÂ strike will disrupt train service within France and elsewhere in Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday. SNCF said in a statement on Sunday that only 15 percent of high-speed trains and 25 percent of regional trains would be running on April 3-4 due to the strike. The company says one in three trains between France and Germany and 75 percent of Eurostar trains between Paris and London will be operating. Four labor unions have called on rail workers to strike for two days every week until the end of June. They are protesting a government plan to prepare SNCF before the service is opened to competition and to end some worker beneÂ“ts. Thalys trains between France, Belgium and the Netherlands should be running normally.Mexican frontrunner, ruling party candidate start campaignsMEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Front-running candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado has opened his campaign for the July 1 presidential election in Ciudad Juarez, the border city that launched some of MexicoÂs key resistance struggles. Lopez Obrador depicts his third run at the presidency as a historic battle against corruption and entrenched elites, on a par with the resistance to the French invasion of 1862-1867 and the 19101917 revolution. Ciudad Juarez served as a base in both. Ruling party candidate Jose Antonio Meade launched his campaign Sunday in the colonial city of Merida, the capital of a state his Institutional Revolutionary Party hopes to retain, with nine governorships at stake. Meade is third in the polls. He alluded to Lopez Obrador, saying, ÂDonÂt let them take away the future of our children with false promises.ÂŽ7 police die trying to quell prison riot in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Authorities in eastern Mexico say seven police ofÂ“cers have died while trying to quell a prison riot. The Veracruz state government says the ofÂ“cers entered the La Toma prison in the mountain town of Amatlan de los Reyes to restore order and move some dangerous inmates on Sunday. It says inmates apparently set Â“re to some mattresses, and the smoke may have killed the ofÂ“cers. Investigators are trying to conÂ“rm the cause of death. The statement doesnÂt describe how the riot began.Lawyer: Ex-Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt dies at 91GUATEMALA CITY (AP) Â„ A lawyer for former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt says the ex-leader has died at age 91. Lawyer Jaime Hernandez says the cause of death was a heart attack on Sunday. Rios Montt seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of GuatemalaÂs civil war as soldiers waged a scorched-earth campaign to root out Marxist guerrillas. Rios Montt was convicted in 2013 of genocide and crimes against humanity for the massacre of 1,771 indigenous Ixil Mayans by security forces under his command. But the ruling was swiftly set aside and a new trial ordered, dismaying human rights activists and victims who long sought to see him punished for atrocities during his 17-month regime. He is survived by his daughter Zury Rios.Egypt media body fines newspaper over election coverageCAIRO (AP) Â„ EgyptÂs media regulatory body has Â“ned an Egyptian newspaper 150,000 Egyptian pounds ($8,527.5) and called for an investigation over a front-page report it published saying the state rallied voters to participate in the presidential election. SundayÂs decision by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation says it has called for an investigation into Al Masry Al Youm by the Press Syndicate, naming its chief and news editors speciÂ“cally, and demanded that the daily issue an apology to the National Election Authority. Pro-government media and the stateÂs regulatory bodies have largely criticized foreign mediaÂs coverage of the election. Since 2017, Egyptian authorities have blocked some 500 websites including those of independent media and rights groups. Several local reporters have also been jailed, and a British journalist was expelled in February. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS
Monday, April 2, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Colleges 3 | MLB 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Golf 6 CHRIS URSO | TIMESBrad Miller connects for his first home run of the season in he second inning.No ÂOÂ and another ÂLÂ for RaysBy ROGER MOONEY ST. PETERSBURG Â… The hope for the Rays offense to, if not get hot, become at least lukewarm moves to New York, where the team could see snow Monday when it faces the Yankees in their home opener at Yankee Stadium. It did not happen Sunday in a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox in front of 14,245 at Tropicana Field. The Rays scored just three runs in the final three games of the four-game series. Not surprisingly, all were losses. They had their chances Sunday but could not come up with the big hit in a big situation. The biggest was in the ninth, when twoout singles by Mallex Smith and Adeiny Hechavarria put runners on the corners against Joe Kelly. But Denard Span, Thursday's hero, struck out. The Red Sox rode their starting pitching to take the series 3 games to 1. The Rays scored first when Brad Miller hit his first homer of the year to start the second inning. Matt Duffy followed with a single and Wilson Ramos singled one out later to put runners on first and second with one out. But the Rays couldn't capitalize. Smith lined out to leftfield and Hechavarria forced Ramos at second. The Red Sox tied the score in the fifth inning when J.D. Martinez singled home Mookie Betts. A diving stop by second baseman Joey Wendle going to his left with two on and two out prevented the Sox from taking the lead. But that happened the following inning when Rafael Devers singled to right with the bases loaded. Third-base coach Carlos Febles sent Brock Holt, who was on second. Holt was easily thrown out at the plate by rightfielder Carlos Gomez. The Rays had a similar scenario in the bottom of the inning when Duffy, on first with a two-out single, was held at third by Rays coach Matt Quatraro on Wendle's double to the rightfield corner. It was hard to tell if Duffy would have scored, but the throw home was off line. Ramos then flied out to right to end that threat. Rays starter Jake Faria lasted into the fifth inning. When facing the Red Sox order for the third time, he allowed a leadoff single to Betts, walked Devers and allowed the RBI hit to Martinez. He was replaced by MLB: RED SOX 2, RAYS 1 By STEPHEN HAWKINSAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO Â„ Jay WrightÂs custom-tailored suits are as sharp as VillanovaÂs 3-point shooting. The gameday attire for Michigan coach John Beilein is more reflective of his teamÂs emphasis on oldschool fundamentals and defense. ÂAt the end of the game tomorrow, heÂll still look like George Clooney and I will look like Columbo by Peter Falk,ÂŽ Beilein said Sunday. ÂIÂd like to say Kevin Costner, but I canÂt go there.ÂŽ For their drastically different styles, both in dress and how their teams play, one of them will be national champions Monday night. Wright will either get his second title in three seasons, or the 65-yearold Beilein his first in 40 seasons as a college head coach. Villanova (35-4), the NCAA: MENS BASKETBALLVillanova, Michigan coach di erent styles for NCAA title By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio Â„ Arike Ogunbowale hit the shot of her life Â„ again. Ogunbowale floated in a 3-pointer from the corner with 0.1 seconds left, lifting Notre Dame to its second womenÂs basketball title with a thrilling 61-58 comeback victory over Mississippi State in the NCAA championship game on Sunday night. It was the second straight game that the junior guard hit a shot in the final second to carry the Irish. Her jumper with one second remaining in overtime knocked off previously unbeaten UConn in the semifinals Friday. With this game tied, Ogunbowale took the inbounds pass from Jackie Young, dribbled twice toward the corner and, closely guarded, lofted home an offbalance 3 in front of the Notre Dame bench. Close to the same spot on the court where she took down the Huskies, too. ÂIt just felt right,ÂŽ said Ogunbowale, who scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. ÂI practice late-game all the time. I just ran to Jackie and said, ÂThrow it to me, throw it to me.ÂÂŽ Ogunbowale earned most outstanding player honors for the tournament. All the Irish players SEE STYLES, 3 SEE RAYS, 6 SEE TITLE, 3 By ERIK ERLENDSSONAssociated PressTAMPA Â„ Filip Forsbeg had two goals and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night. Forsberg returned to the PredatorsÂ lineup after being held out of SaturdayÂs loss to Buffalo for maintenance. Craig Smith and Ryan Johansen also scored to help Nashville move closer to clinching the PresidentsÂ Trophy with the leagueÂs best record. Juuse Saros finished with 29 saves. Tampa Bay, which went 0 for 5 on the power play, played the final two periods without captain Steven Stamkos, who left the game with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 21 saves while lost his third consecutive game. The Lightning fell to 5-6-0 in the past 11 games and sit two points behind Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Nashville, coming off a lopsided loss to Buffalo on Saturday, opened up the scoring as Johansen led a 2-on-1 rush and pulled the puck back before beating Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot 7:50 into the game. The Predators doubled their leadearly in the second at the tail end of a power play as ForsbergÂs shot deflected off the stick of Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman and trickled through VasilevskiyÂs pads at 2:46. Palat pulled the Lightning within a goal at 7:32 as he was open in the slot to take a pass from Stralman and fired a shot from between the circles for his 10th. Forsberg scored his second of the night, NHL: LightningPredators beat Lightning 4-1AP PHOTONashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) knocks the puck away as Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) looks for a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday. NCAA: Womens basketballOgunbowale encore! Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to titleSEE LIGHTNING, 2By STEVEN WINEAssociated PressKEY BISCAYNE Â„ John Isner punctuated his unexpected run to the Miami Open title with a surprising display of agility, dancing across the court while basking in a breakthrough. The 6-foot-10 Isner looked twice as tall skipping about with a grin brighter than the Florida sunshine. He had just won the biggest title of his 14-year career, holding every service game and rallying past Alexander Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday. Isner, who turns 33 this month, previously had been 0-3 in ATP Masters 1000 finals. ÂYou canÂt replicate moments like this,ÂŽ Isner said during the trophy ceremony. ÂIÂm toward the latter part of my career; this is the best moment of my career.ÂŽ IsnerÂs win came in the last singles match on Key Biscayne before the Miami Open moves next year to the NFL DolphinsÂ stadium. Seeded 14th, Isner became the first American man to win the tournament since Andy Roddick in 2010. Isner joined Sloane Stephens who won the womenÂs title Saturday, for the first U.S. sweep in the event since 2004, when the champions were Roddick and Serena Williams. The start of the last game was delayed by the crowdÂs chants of ÂU-SA!ÂŽ Isner then held at love, and on the final three points he smacked aces, giving him 18 for the match and 79 for the tournament. ÂI was just ready for this moment,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂve been here three other times, and IÂve lost three times on this stage. I was just ready for it.ÂŽ Isner is best known as tennisÂ marathon man thanks to his 70-68 GOLF: Miami OpenIsner earns biggest win, beating Zverev in Miami Open Â“ nalAP PHOTOJohn Isner celebrates after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Russia, during the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament Sunday. SEE ISNER, 6NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPA look at tonightÂs title game in San AntonioPage 3
The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3 NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAMEA look at tonightÂs title game in San Antonio No. 1 Villanova (35-4) vs. No. 3 Michigan (33-7)Today, 9:20 p.m. ET, TBS, Alamodome, San Antonio SERIES HISTORY Villanova leads 3-1 and claimed the most recent meeting 60-55 on Nov. 25, 2014, in the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Wildcats won the only postseason encounter between the schools, a 59-55 triumph in the second round of the 1985 NCAA tournament. HOW THEY GOT HERE Michigan (West regional champion) First round Def. (14) Montana 61-47 Second round Def. (6) Houston 64-63 Regional semiÂ“ nal Def. (7) Texas A&M 99-72 Regional Â“ nal Def. (9) Florida State 58-54 Final Four Def. (11) Loyola-Chi. 69-57 Villanova (East regional champion) First round Def. (16) Radford 87-61 Second round Def. (9) Alabama 81-58 Regional semiÂ“ nal Def. (5) West Virginia 90-78 Regional Â“ nal Def. (3) Texas Tech 71-59 Final Four Def. (1) Kansas 95-79AP PHOTOMichigan forward Moritz Wagner drives to the basket during the first half against Loyola-Chicago in the semifinals of the Final Four Saturday in San Antonio. PROJECTED STARTERS (*blocks) Villanova Yr. Ht./Wt. Pts. Reb. Ast. G Jalen Brunson Jr. 6-3/190 19.2 3.1 4.7 G Phil Booth Jr. 6-3/190 10.3 3.2 3.0 G/F Mikal Bridges Jr. 6-7/210 17.6 5.3 1.9 F Eric Paschall R-Jr. 6-9/255 10.7 5.2 2.1 F Omari Spellman R-Fr. 6-9/245 10.9 7.9 1.5* Michigan Yr. Ht./Wt. Pts. Reb. Ast. G Zavier Simpson So. 6-0/185 7.3 3.3 3.7 G M.-Ali Abdur-Rahkman Sr. 6-4/190 12.6 3.9 3.3 G Charles Matthews Jr. 6-6/200 13.1 5.6 2.4 F Isaiah Livers Fr. 6-7/230 3.5 2.3 0.4 F Moritz Wagner Jr. 6-11/ 245 14.6 7.1 0.8 PLAYERS TO WATCH F Moritz Wagner, Michigan: The WolverinesÂ top big had 24 points, 15 rebounds and three steals on Saturday while playing 36 minutes Â„ his most since Feb. 6. At his best, he can be every bit as efÂ“ cient as VillanovaÂs stars. G Jalen Brunson, Villanova: ItÂs likely the Â“ nal college game for the junior, who will graduate in three years and is seeking his second national title. Villanova is 12-1 in the NCAA tournament during BrunsonÂs career, and he had 18 points and six assists Saturday against Kansas. G Charles Matthews, Michigan: The Kentucky transfer is averaging 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds during the NCAA tournament and helped carry the backcourt Saturday when Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson struggled against Loyola-Chicago. F Eric Paschall, Villanova: The redshirt junior is coming off a brilliant 24-point showing, his largest scoring total since transferring from Fordham after the 2014-15 season. Paschall was 10 of 11 from the Â” oor Saturday against Kansas and could be a matchup issue for the Wolverines. could celebrate after pulling off the biggest comeback in title game history. They rallied from a 15-point deficit in the third quarter and were down five in the final 1:58. Marina Mabrey hit a 3-pointer from the wing and Young had a shot in the lane to tie it. The title came 17 years to the day after Notre DameÂs only other championship in 2001 on Easter. ÂItÂs Easter Sunday, and all the Catholics were praying for us,ÂŽ said coach Muffet McGraw, who was wearing floral shoes in honor of the holiday. When the final buzzer sounded, a wild celebration started with the Irish faithful who were part of the sellout crowd. McGrawÂs team had fallen short four times in seven years in the title game, losing in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Many of the Notre Dame alums who were on teams that had fallen just short of winning a title were there to enjoy it, including Natalie Achonwa, Natalie Novosel and Becca Bruszewki This version of McGrawÂs squad refused to lose, and the run was even more improbable because the Irish lost four players over the season to ACL injuries. Tied as the clock ran down, Mississippi State star Teaira McCowan missed a layup with 27.8 seconds left, and both teams turned the ball over. McCowan then fouled out of the game stopping an Irish fast break and set up the final 3 seconds. KEY FOR VILLANOVA Patience on offense: This comes naturally for the Wildcats, who are among the best in the country at ball movement and passing up good shots for great shots. Michigan ranks third in the country in defensive efÂ“ ciency according to KenPom.com, and are less likely than most to offer Villanova the sort of looks they received in SaturdayÂs rout of Kansas. Jalen Brunson and the Wildcats will have to work harder on offense, but itÂs something theyÂve routinely done throughout the season. KEY FOR MICHIGAN Bounceback nights in the backcourt: The Wolverines got away with largely being a two-man team for much of SaturdayÂs defeat of Loyola-Chicago. Charles Matthews and Moritz Wagner combined to shoot 17 of 28 from the Â” oor; the rest of the roster was 8 of 31. Most glaring was the off nights for Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (2 of 11) and Zavier Simpson (0 of 6). Both will need to have more effective nights on offense for Michigan to win.No. 1 seed from the East Region, has set records for making 3-pointers Â„ both for the season (454), the NCAA Tournament (66) and their 18 in the national semifinal game against fellow No. 1 seed Kansas. The title game in the Alamodome will be the first time in this NCAA Tournament that the third-seeded Wolverines (33-7) face a top-5 seed. They beat the Nos. 14, 6, 7 and 9 seeds in the West Region before overcoming a 10-point deficit after halftime Saturday night to be Loyola-Chicago, only the fourth No. 11 seed to ever make to the Final Four. Loyola made only 1 of 10 3s against the nationÂs No. 3 defense in terms of efficiency. After Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer against North Carolina to win the national championship two years ago, VillanovaÂs first since 1985 under Rollie Massimino, the now 56-year-old Wright noticed p eo p le lookin g at him differently. ÂMostly positively. But sometimes if you donÂt handle it well they look at you negatively. They just look at you a lot more. You just get a lot more attention,ÂŽ said Wright, in his 17th season at Villanova after seven years at Hofstra. Beilein has an impressive coaching resume with 799 wins when including all his previous stops Â„ at Erie Community College in New York, Nazareth, LeMoyne, Canisius, Richmond and West Virginia. Missing is a national title.STYLESFrom Page 1TITLEFrom Page 1
Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, April 2, 2018 / The SunAMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 3 1 .750 Â„ Â„ 3-1 W-3 0-0 3-1 New York 2 2 .500 1 2-2 L-2 0-0 2-2 Toronto 2 2 .500 1 2-2 W-2 2-2 0-0 Baltimore 1 2 .333 1 1 1-2 L-2 1-2 0-0 Tampa Bay 1 3 .250 2 1 1-3 L-3 1-3 0-0 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 2 0 1.000 Â„ Â„ 2-0 W-2 0-0 2-0 Minnesota 2 1 .667 Â„ 2-1 W-2 0-0 2-1 Cleveland 1 2 .333 1 1 1-2 L-1 0-0 1-2 Kansas City 0 2 .000 2 1 0-2 L-2 0-2 0-0 Detroit 0 3 .000 2 2 0-3 L-3 0-3 0-0 WEST DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 3 1 .750 Â„ Â„ 3-1 W-2 0-0 3-1 Los Angeles 3 1 .750 Â„ Â„ 3-1 W-3 0-0 3-1 Seattle 2 1 .667 Â„ 2-1 W-1 2-1 0-0 Oakland 1 3 .250 2 1 1-3 L-3 1-3 0-0 Texas 1 3 .250 2 1 1-3 L-2 1-3 0-0 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Washington 3 0 1.000 Â„ Â„ 3-0 W-3 0-0 3-0 Atlanta 2 1 .667 1 Â„ 2-1 W-1 2-1 0-0 New York 2 1 .667 1 Â„ 2-1 L-1 2-1 0-0 Miami 2 2 .500 1 2-2 W-1 2-2 0-0 Philadelphia 1 2 .333 2 1 1-2 L-1 0-0 1-2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Milwaukee 3 0 1.000 Â„ Â„ 3-0 W-3 0-0 3-0 Pittsburgh 3 0 1.000 Â„ Â„ 3-0 W-3 0-0 3-0 Chicago 2 2 .500 1 2-2 L-1 0-0 2-2 St. Louis 1 2 .333 2 1 1-2 W-1 0-0 1-2 Cincinnati 0 3 .000 3 2 0-3 L-3 0-3 0-0 WEST DIVISION W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 2 1 .667 Â„ Â„ 2-1 L-1 2-1 0-0 San Francisco 2 1 .667 Â„ Â„ 2-1 L-1 0-0 2-1 Colorado 1 2 .333 1 1 1-2 W-1 0-0 1-2 Los Angeles 1 2 .333 1 1 1-2 W-1 1-2 0-0 San Diego 0 3 .000 2 2 0-3 L-3 0-3 0-0 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL T WINS 7, ORIOLES 0MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Dozier 2b 5 2 2 2 0 1 .357 Mauer dh 2 1 1 0 2 0 .364 a-Grossman ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 S ano 3b 5 1 1 1 0 4 .143 Rosario lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .167 b-LaMarre ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 Morrison 1b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Escobar ss 4 2 2 2 0 1 .333 Buxton cf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .273 Kepler rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .300 Garver c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 T OTALS 38 7 10 6 3 10 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Machado ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 S choop 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .077 J ones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .083 Mancini lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 Rasmus rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Beckham 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .091 A lvarez dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 S isco c 3 0 2 0 0 0 .400 T OTALS 30 0 3 0 1 6 MINNESOTA 402 001 000Â„7 10 0 BALTIMORE 000 000 000Â„0 3 1 a-struck out for Mauer in the 9th. b-singled f or Rosario in the 9th. EÂ„Beckham (1). LOBÂ„Minnesota 7, Baltimore 4. 2BÂ„Mauer (2), Escobar (1), S isco (1). HRÂ„Dozier (1), off Gausman; Sano (2), off Gausman; Escobar (1), off Gausman; Dozier (2), off Araujo. RBIsÂ„Dozier 2 (2), S ano (3), Escobar 2 (2), Buxton (1). SBÂ„ Buxton (2). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Minnesota 3 (Rosario, Kepler, Garver); Baltimore 3 (Davis, Jones 2). RISPÂ„Minnesota 2 for 7; Baltimore 1 for 4. MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Berrios, W, 1-0 9 3 0 0 1 6 107 0.00 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gausman, L, 0-1 4 7 6 6 2 5 73 13.50 A raujo 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 36 3.38 Bleier 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.00 Brach 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 10.80 Givens 1 1 0 0 0 2 20 0.00 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Bleier 1-0. WPÂ„ Gausman 2. UmpiresÂ„Home, Marty Foster; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Joe West; Third, Doug Eddings. T Â„2:35. AÂ„17,212 (45,971).PIRATES 1, TIGERS 0, GAME 1PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier dh 3 1 1 0 1 1 .400 Harrison 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Polanco rf 3 0 1 1 1 1 .500 Bell 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .500 Dickerson lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .100 Marte cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .375 Cervelli c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Moran 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .111 Mercer ss 1 0 0 0 1 1 .143 T OTALS 28 1 6 1 3 4 DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martin cf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .111 Candelario 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .143 Cabrera 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Castellanos rf 2 0 1 0 2 1 .375 Martinez dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Hicks c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Mahtook lf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .111 Iglesias ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .111 Machado 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .333 T OTALS 26 0 2 0 6 5 PITTSBURGH 100 000 000Â„1 6 0 DETROIT 000 000 000Â„0 2 0 LOBÂ„Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 5. 2BÂ„Polanco (2), Bell (1), Moran (1), Castellanos (1). RBIsÂ„Polanco (5). CSÂ„Frazier (1), Iglesias (1). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Pittsburgh 3 (Dickerson 2, Mercer); Detroit 3 (Candelario, Hicks, Iglesias). RISPÂ„ Pittsburgh 0 for 6; Detroit 0 for 5. Runners moved upÂ„Cervelli, Martinez. GIDPÂ„Frazier, Harrison, Cabrera, Martinez. DPÂ„Pittsburgh 3 (Mercer, Harrison, Bell), (Mercer, Bell), (Cervelli, Harrison); Detroit 3 (Candelario, Cabrera), (Iglesias, Machado, Cabrera), (Hicks, Machado). PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Williams, W, 1-0 6 0 0 0 5 1 85 0.00 Feliz, H, 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 36.00 Kontos, H, 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 17 0.00 Rivero, S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 3 14 21.60 DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, L, 0-1 8 4 1 1 2 3 90 1.12 Greene 1 2 0 0 1 1 23 16.20 HBPÂ„Fulmer (Mercer). UmpiresÂ„Home, Lance Barrett; First, John Libka; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Tony Randazzo. T Â„2:30. AÂ„14,858 (41,297).PIRATES 8, TIGERS 6PITTSBURGH A B R H BI BB SO AVG. Harrison 2b 5 2 3 2 0 0 .357 Mercer ss 4 0 0 1 0 0 .091 Marte cf 4 2 1 1 1 1 .333 Bell 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .462 Cervelli dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .231 Freese 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .500 Polanco rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .333 Rodriguez lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Diaz c 4 2 2 0 0 1 .500 T OTALS 36 8 10 7 2 10 DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Machado 2b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .286 Candelario 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .167 Cabrera dh 4 2 3 2 1 1 .357 Castellanos rf 5 2 2 1 0 2 .385 Goodrum 1b 5 0 2 1 0 1 .400 McCann c 3 0 1 1 1 0 .333 J ones cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .500 Iglesias ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .077 Reyes lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Mahtook ph-lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .167 T OTALS 39 6 12 6 2 9 PITTSBURGH 003 050 000Â„8 10 0 DETROIT 200 101 002Â„6 12 0 a-grounded out for Reyes in the 5th. LOBÂ„Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 8. 2BÂ„Harrison (1), Machado (3), Cabrera 2 (3), Goodrum (1). 3BÂ„Candelario (1), Castellanos (1). HRÂ„Harrison (1), off Carpenter; Marte (1), off Carpenter; Freese (1), off Farmer; Cabrera (1), off Kuhl. RBIsÂ„Harrison 2 (2), Mercer (1), Marte (1), Cervelli (4), Freese 2 (2), Machado (4), Cabrera 2 (4), Castellanos (2), Goodrum (1), McCann (3). SBÂ„Marte (1). CSÂ„Bell (2). SFÂ„Mercer. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Pittsburgh 1 (Cervelli); Detroit 4 (Castellanos, Goodrum, McCann, Iglesias). RISPÂ„ Pittsburgh 1 for 3; Detroit 4 for 11. DPÂ„Detroit 1 (McCann, Machado). PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kuhl, W, 1-0 5.2 8 4 4 0 4 85 6.35 S antana, H, 1 .1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.00 Glasnow 2 1 0 0 2 2 37 0.00 Neverauskas 0 2 2 2 0 0 7 18.00 Rivero, S, 2-2 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 13.50 DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carpenter 3 5 3 3 1 3 69 9.00 Farmer, L, 0-1 2 4 5 5 1 4 49 22.50 V erHagen 2 0 0 0 0 3 31 9.00 S aupold 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0.00 J imenez 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0.00 Neverauskas pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Santana 2-0, Rivero 1-1. WPÂ„Farmer, VerHagen. Um p ires Â„ Home NicLentz ; First BillWelke ; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, John Libka. TÂ„3:14. AÂ„18,438 (41,297).MARLINS 6, CUBS 0CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Almora cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .167 Bryant 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .389 Rizzo 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .150 Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .357 Schwarber lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .333 Caratini c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Heyward rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 Baez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .067 Quintana p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 b-La Stella ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Zobrist ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 TOTALS 35 0 8 0 1 6 MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Brinson cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .250 Dietrich lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .316 Castro 2b 2 1 1 0 2 0 .294 Anderson 3b 3 0 1 3 1 1 .333 Cooper 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Rojas 1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Maybin rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .231 Rivera ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .167 Wallach c 3 1 2 1 1 0 .154 Peters p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Telis ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Steckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Guerrero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Bour ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Barraclough p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 30 6 8 5 5 5 CHICAGO 000 000 000Â„0 8 0 MIAMI 000 051 00Â„6 8 0 a-struck out for Peters in the 6th. b-singled for Quintana in the 7th. c-popped out for Guerrero in the 8th. d-popped out for Duensing in the 9th. LOBÂ„Chicago 10, Miami 6. 2BÂ„Russell (2), Schwarber (2), Anderson (1), Maybin (2), Wallach (1), Rojas (2). RBIsÂ„Dietrich (3), Anderson 3 (5), Wallach (1). SÂ„Peters. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Chicago 5 (Russell, Schwarber 3, Quintana); Miami 2 (Telis, Bour). RISPÂ„Chicago 1 for 9; Miami 3 for 8. Runners moved upÂ„Rivera 2. CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Quintana, L, 0-1 6 6 6 6 4 2 104 9.00 Duensing 2 2 0 0 1 3 32 0.00 MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Peters, W, 1-0 6 6 0 0 1 2 89 0.00 Steckenrider 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Guerrero 1 1 0 0 0 1 18 7.71 Barraclough 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.00 HBPÂ„Peters (Rizzo). WPÂ„Quintana. UmpiresÂ„Home, Carlos Torres; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Chris Guccione. TÂ„2:36. AÂ„10,428 (36,742).BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 4NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .118 Judge rf 3 0 1 0 2 2 .200 Stanton lf 2 1 0 0 3 1 .286 Gregorius ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .286 Walker 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .214 Drury 3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .385 Andujar dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Wade 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .083 Romine c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 b-Sanchez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .071 TOTALS 33 4 5 4 6 12 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Travis 2b 4 0 1 1 1 2 .083 Donaldson dh 3 2 1 0 2 1 .154 Smoak 1b 4 2 3 6 1 1 .467 Solarte 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .231 Granderson lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Grichuk rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Martin c 3 1 1 0 1 1 .125 Pillar cf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .462 Ngoepe ss 2 0 1 0 0 1 .167 a-Morales ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Diaz ss 1 1 1 0 0 0 .100 TOTALS 35 7 12 7 5 12 NEW YORK 004 000 000Â„4 5 0 TORONTO 010 000 24Â„7 12 1 a-Â”ied out for Ngoepe in the 6th. b-struck out for Romine in the 9th. EÂ„Solarte (1). LOBÂ„New York 8, Toronto 9. 2BÂ„Gregorius (3), Diaz (1). HRÂ„Drury (1), off Stroman; Smoak (1), off Kahnle; Smoak (2), off Robertson. RBIsÂ„Gregorius (1), Walker (1), Drury 2 (4), Travis (1), Smoak 6 (8). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„New York 3 (Gregorius, Walker, Romine); Toronto 3 (Donaldson, Granderson, Martin). RISPÂ„ New York 1 for 5; Toronto 3 for 11. Runners moved upÂ„Wade. NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gray 4 7 1 1 3 8 89 2.25 Green 2 1 0 0 0 4 26 0.00 Kahnle, H, 2 .2 1 2 2 1 0 18 9.00 Robertson, L, 0-1 1.1 3 4 4 1 0 26 18.00 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stroman 5 3 4 4 3 8 85 7.20 Barnes 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 3.86 Axford 1 0 0 0 2 1 16 6.75 Clippard, W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 3.00 Oh, S, 1-1 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 0.00 Gray pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Green 1-0. UmpiresÂ„Home, Dave Rackley; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Scott Barry. TÂ„3:03. AÂ„29,091 (53,506).CARDINALS 5, METS 1ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Fowler rf 4 0 0 0 1 3 .000 Pham cf 3 2 2 0 2 0 .300 Carpenter 2b 3 0 0 0 2 0 .182 Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Leone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ozuna lf 5 0 3 2 0 2 .231 Martinez 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .455 Molina c 5 1 1 1 0 0 .333 DeJong ss 3 2 2 2 1 1 .364 Gyorko 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .250 Weaver p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 b-Garcia ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bowman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Munoz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Wong 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 34 5 9 5 7 8 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cabrera 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .308 Cespedes lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .364 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .167 Frazier 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .200 Flores 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Plawecki c 3 1 0 0 1 2 .333 Lagares cf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .556 Matz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Gonzalez ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .429 Sewald p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Evans ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rhame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Reyes ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Rosario ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .273 TOTALS 32 1 7 1 3 8 ST. LOUIS 011 110 010Â„5 9 0 NEW YORK 010 000 000Â„1 7 0 a-walked for Matz in the 4th. b-Â”ied out for Weaver in the 6th. c-lined out for Sewald in the 6th. d-struck out for Bowman in the 8th. e-struck out for Ramos in the 9th. LOBÂ„St. Louis 10, New York 8. 2BÂ„Ozuna (1), Bruce (1). HRÂ„DeJong (1), off Matz; Molina (2), off Matz; DeJong (2), off Rhame. RBIsÂ„Ozuna 2 (2), Molina (3), DeJong 2 (2), Rosario (3). SBÂ„Pham (1), Gyorko (1). SÂ„Matz. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„St. Louis 5 (Fowler, Carpenter 2, Martinez 2); New York 3 (Frazier, Flores, Rosario). RISPÂ„St. Louis 2 for 9; New York 1 for 4. Runners moved upÂ„Garcia. GIDPÂ„Molina, Gyorko. DPÂ„New York 2 (Frazier, Cabrera, Flores), (Cabrera, Rosario, Flores). ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Weaver, W, 1-0 5 5 1 1 3 3 92 1.80 Bowman, H, 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 23 11.57 Hicks 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 Leone 1 1 0 0 0 2 14 0.00 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Matz, L, 0-1 4 4 3 3 3 4 89 6.75 Sewald 2 3 1 1 1 2 55 4.50 Rhame 1.2 2 1 1 1 1 30 5.40 Blevins .1 0 0 0 2 0 15 0.00 Ramos 1 0 0 0 0 1 19 0.00 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Blevins 1-0. HBPÂ„Sewald (Martinez). WPÂ„Weaver. UmpiresÂ„Home, CB Bucknor; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Brian OÂNora. TÂ„3:15. AÂ„22,486 (41,922).RED SOX 2, RAYS 1BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .286 Devers 3b 4 0 1 1 1 1 .250 Martinez lf 5 0 1 1 0 2 .200 Benintendi lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bogaerts ss 5 0 0 0 0 2 .471 Moreland 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Vazquez c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Bradley Jr. cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .100 Swihart dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 Holt 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 TOTALS 33 2 6 2 4 6 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Span dh 5 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Kiermaier cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .067 Gomez rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .133 Miller 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .200 Duffy 3b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .375 Wendle 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .222 Ramos c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .200 Smith lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .286 Hechavarria ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .200 TOTALS 35 1 8 1 2 9 BOSTON 000 011 000Â„2 6 0 TAMPA BAY 010 000 000Â„1 8 1 EÂ„Faria (1). LOBÂ„Boston 11, Tampa Bay 9. 2BÂ„Wendle (1). HRÂ„Miller (1), off Velazquez. RBIsÂ„Devers (4), Martinez (1), Miller (2). SBÂ„Betts (1), Bradley Jr. (1). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Boston 5 (Martinez, Bogaerts, Vazquez, Holt 2); Tampa Bay 5 (Span, Ramos 2, Smith, Hechavarria). RISPÂ„Boston 2 for 10; Tampa Bay 0 for 5. BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Velazquez, W, 1-0 5.2 5 1 1 1 5 79 1.59 Walden, H, 1 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 Poyner, H, 2 .1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9.00 Barnes, H, 2 .2 0 0 0 1 2 15 0.00 Kelly, S, 1-1 1 2 0 0 0 2 19 27.00 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Faria 4 4 1 1 3 2 83 2.25 Alvarado, L, 0-1 1 1 1 1 0 1 17 4.50 Chirinos 4 1 0 0 1 3 56 0.00 Faria pitched to 3 batters in the 5th. Alvarado pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Walden 1-0, Alvarado 2-0, Chirinos 1-1. HBPÂ„Faria (Betts), Chirinos 2 (Betts,Vazquez). UmpiresÂ„Home, Manny Gonzalez; First, Jeff Nelson; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Andy Fletcher. TÂ„3:24. AÂ„14,256 (42,735).ASTROS 8, RANGERS 2HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer rf 3 0 0 1 1 2 .200 Bregman 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .125 Altuve 2b 5 2 3 0 0 0 .563 Correa ss 5 2 2 2 0 1 .438 Gonzalez 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .154 Davis 1b 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 Gattis dh 4 1 3 3 1 0 .333 Marisnick cf 5 0 0 0 0 4 .143 Stassi c 3 1 2 1 0 0 .429 Fisher lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .167 TOTALS 39 8 13 8 2 11 TEXAS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Andrus ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .538 Tocci cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gallo 1b 4 1 2 1 0 2 .250 Beltre dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .286 Mazara rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Chirinos c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Odor 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .083 Rua lf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Profar 3b-ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Robinson cf-3b 3 1 1 1 0 2 .167 TOTALS 30 2 4 2 3 12 HOUSTON 000 022 301Â„8 13 0 TEXAS 100 000 010Â„2 4 0 LOBÂ„Houston 8, Texas 4. 2BÂ„Altuve (1), Correa (3), Gattis 2 (4), Stassi (2), Andrus (2). 3BÂ„Fisher (1). HRÂ„Gallo (1), off Cole; Robinson (1), off Devenski. RBIsÂ„Springer (3), Correa 2 (5), Gattis 3 (3), Stassi (2), Fisher (1), Gallo (2), Robinson (1). SBÂ„ Altuve (1), Correa (1). SFÂ„Springer. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Houston 4 (Bregman, Marisnick 3). RISPÂ„Houston 5 for 14; Texas 0 for 2. GIDPÂ„Mazara. DPÂ„Houston 1 (Altuve, Correa, Gonzalez). HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cole, W, 1-0 7 2 1 1 3 11 102 1.29 Devenski 1 2 1 1 0 0 21 4.50 Giles 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.50 TEXAS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Minor, L, 0-1 4.2 3 2 2 2 5 93 3.86 Martin .2 2 2 2 0 1 17 7.71 Claudio 1 4 3 3 0 2 28 11.57 Jepsen .2 1 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Gardewine 2 3 1 1 0 3 32 6.00 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Claudio 1-1, Jepsen 1-1. HBPÂ„Minor (Stassi). PBÂ„Stassi (1). UmpiresÂ„Home, Gabe Morales; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Ed Hickox. TÂ„3:13. AÂ„26,758 (49,115).NATIONALS 6, REDS 5WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton lf 5 2 2 2 0 0 .615 Solis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Doolittle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rendon 3b 5 1 1 2 0 0 .231 Harper rf 4 2 2 2 1 0 .400 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .125 Turner ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 .273 Taylor cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .125 Montero c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Gonzalez p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Goodwin ph-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Difo 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 TOTALS 34 6 8 6 6 6 CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hamilton cf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .111 Suarez 3b 2 1 0 0 2 1 .182 Votto 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .273 Duvall lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .222 Gennett 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .538 Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Mesoraco c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Schebler rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .333 Peraza ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Romano p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Gallardo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Gosselin ph-2b 1 2 1 2 1 0 .500 TOTALS 32 5 7 4 3 8 WASHINGTON 200 001 201Â„6 8 0 CINCINNATI 000 001 022Â„5 7 0 a-hit by pitch for Grace in the 8th. b-walked for Peralta in the 8th. LOBÂ„Washington 8, Cincinnati 5. 2BÂ„ Hamilton (1), Duvall (1), Gennett (2). HRÂ„Rendon (1), off Romano; Harper (1), off Romano; Eaton (2), off Gallardo; Harper (2), off Iglesias; Gosselin (1), off Doolittle. RBIsÂ„Eaton 2 (5), Rendon 2 (2), Harper 2 (4), Hamilton (1), Duvall (4), Gosselin 2 (2). SBÂ„Turner (1), Difo (1). Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Washington 4 (Eaton, Turner, Taylor, Gonzalez); Cincinnati 3 (Gennett 2, Mesoraco). RISPÂ„ Washington 1 for 6; Cincinnati 2 for 6. Runners moved upÂ„Taylor, Votto, Duvall. GIDPÂ„Taylor, Duvall, Peraza. DPÂ„Washington 2 (Difo, Zimmerman), (Rendon, Difo, Zimmerman); Cincinnati 1 (Peraza, Gennett, Votto). WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez, W, 1-0 6 5 1 1 1 7 91 1.50 Grace 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9.00 Solis 0 1 2 2 2 0 19 27.00 Madson, H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.00 Doolittle, S, 2-2 1 1 2 2 0 1 20 9.00 CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Romano, L, 0-1 6 4 3 3 4 2 95 4.50 Gallardo 1 3 2 2 1 1 28 18.00 Peralta 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 0.00 Iglesias 1 1 1 1 0 2 17 9.00 Gonzalez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Solis pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Grace 1-0, Madson 3-1. HBPÂ„Peralta (Goodwin), Solis (Votto), Doolittle (Schebler). UmpiresÂ„Home, Marvin Hudson; First, James Hoye; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Quinn Wolcott. TÂ„2:47. AÂ„10,335 (42,319).MARINERS 5, INDIANS 4CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 0 1 0 1 1 .154 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Ramirez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Alonso 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .300 Encarnacion dh 4 2 2 3 0 1 .333 Chisenhall rf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .300 Perez c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Naquin lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Zimmer cf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .111 TOTALS 34 4 7 4 3 8 SEATTLE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gordon cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .333 Segura ss 4 1 2 1 0 0 .250 Cano 2b 3 1 2 0 1 1 .600 Haniger rf 2 1 1 2 1 0 .625 Seager 3b 3 0 1 1 1 1 .100 Vogelbach dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Healy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Suzuki lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Heredia lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Freitas c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .250 TOTALS 31 5 8 5 4 8 CLEVELAND 010 100 020Â„4 7 0 SEATTLE 000 020 30Â„5 8 1 EÂ„Segura (1). LOBÂ„Cleveland 6, Seattle 8. 2BÂ„Alonso (1), Segura (1), Cano (2), Seager (1), Freitas (1). HRÂ„Encarnacion (1), off Leake; Encarnacion (2), off Nicasio; Gordon (1), off Otero; Haniger (2), off Olson. RBIsÂ„ Encarnacion 3 (3), Zimmer (1), Gordon (1), Segura (2), Haniger 2 (3), Seager (1). SBÂ„ Lindor (1). SÂ„Gordon. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Cleveland 3 (Lindor, Alonso, Perez); Seattle 5 (Haniger, Seager 2, Vogelbach 2). RISPÂ„Cleveland 1 for 8; Seattle 2 for 6. Runners moved upÂ„Ramirez. GIDPÂ„Kipnis. DPÂ„Seattle 1 (Healy, Segura, Leake). CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer 5 5 2 2 3 7 101 3.60 Otero, L, 0-1 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 24 6.75 Olson .2 2 2 2 0 0 13 27.00 Goody 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0.00 SEATTLE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Leake, W, 1-0 7 5 2 2 3 4 101 2.57 Nicasio, H, 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 21 9.00 Diaz, S, 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 3 17 0.00 HBPÂ„Bauer (Haniger). UmpiresÂ„Home, Jim Wolf; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Alfonso Marquez. TÂ„2:57. AÂ„24,506 (47,943).ANGELS 7, ATHLETICS 4LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cozart 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 .368 Trout cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .300 Upton lf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .235 Pujols dh 5 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Calhoun rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .235 Simmons ss 4 1 3 2 0 0 .438 Valbuena 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .143 Marte 1b 4 1 3 1 0 0 .429 Maldonado c 3 1 0 0 1 1 .273 TOTALS 37 7 13 7 2 3 OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Semien ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .294 Lowrie 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .235 Olson 1b 3 1 0 0 1 2 .143 Davis lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .286 Joyce dh 3 1 2 0 1 0 .286 Piscotty rf 3 1 2 1 1 0 .267 Chapman 3b 3 1 1 3 1 1 .286 Lucroy c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Powell cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 TOTALS 31 4 5 4 5 8 LOS ANGELES 020 020 300Â„7 13 0 OAKLAND 030 000 001Â„4 5 1 EÂ„Powell (1). LOBÂ„Los Angeles 6, Oakland 5. 2BÂ„Trout (3), Valbuena (1), Marte 2 (2). HRÂ„Chapman (1), off Ohtani. RBIsÂ„Trout (4), Upton (2), Calhoun (2), Simmons 2 (4), Valbuena (1), Marte (1), Piscotty (3), Chapman 3 (4). SFÂ„Upton. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„Los Angeles 3 (Pujols, Maldonado 2); Oakland 2 ( Powell 2). RISPÂ„Los Angeles 4 for 10; Oakland 2 for 4. Runners moved upÂ„Cozart. LIDPÂ„Pujols. GIDPÂ„Trout, Chapman. DPÂ„Los Angeles 1 (Simmons, Cozart, Marte); Oakland 2 (Semien, Lowrie, Olson), (Chapman, Lowrie). LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ohtani, W, 1-0 6 3 3 3 1 6 92 4.50 Bedrosian 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 5.40 Wood 1 0 0 0 1 1 14 0.00 Parker .1 2 1 1 1 1 18 13.50 Middleton, S, 1-1 .2 0 0 0 1 0 11 0.00 OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gossett, L, 0-1 4 6 4 4 2 0 66 9.00 Petit 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 0.00 Buchter 1 2 0 0 0 1 24 0.00 Hatcher .2 4 3 2 0 0 17 10.80 Coulombe .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.00 Casilla 2 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 Gossett pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Middleton 2-0, Petit 2-2, Coulombe 1-0. WPÂ„Middleton. UmpiresÂ„Home, Will Little; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Chad Fairchild. TÂ„3:07. AÂ„14,644 (46,765).AL LEADERS BATTING: Haniger, Seattle, .625; Cano, Seattle, .600; Davidson, Chicago, .571; Altuve, Houston, .563; Andrus, Texas, .538; Bogaerts, Boston, .471; Smoak, Toronto, .467; Pillar, Toronto, .462; Correa, Houston, .438; Simmons, Los Angeles, .438. RBI: Smoak, Toronto, 8; Davidson, Chicago, 6; Correa, Houston, 5; Duda, Kansas City, 5; 9 tied at 4. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 9; Bogaerts, Boston, 8; Andrus, Texas, 7; Correa, Houston, 7; Cozart, Los Angeles, 7; Simmons, Los Angeles, 7; Smoak, Toronto, 7. DOUBLES: Bogaerts, Boston, 5; Gattis, Houston, 4; Correa, Houston, 3; Gregorius, New York, 3; Trout, Los Angeles, 3; 11 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Davidson, Chicago, 3; 10 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 11; McCullers, Houston, 10; Sale, Boston, 9; Gray, New York, 8; Kluber, Cleveland, 8; Stroman, Toronto, 8; Tanaka, New York, 8; Zimmermann, Detroit, 8; 7 tied at 7. NL LEADERS BATTING: Eaton, Washington, .615; Cain, Milwaukee, .571; Flaherty, Atlanta, .538; Gennett, Cincinnati, .538; Bell, Pittsburgh, .500; Hoskins, Philadelphia, .500; Polanco, Pittsburgh, .500; Yelich, Milwaukee, .500; Ahmed, Arizona, .455; Martinez, St. Louis, .455. RBI: Ahmed, Arizona, 6; 7 tied at 5. HITS: Cain, Milwaukee, 8; Eaton, Washington, 8; Bryant, Chicago, 7; Flaherty, Atlanta, 7; Gennett, Cincinnati, 7; Yelich, Milwaukee, 7; BAnderson, Miami, 6; Dietrich, Miami, 6; 17 tied at 5. DOUBLES: Bryant, Chicago, 3; Cain, Milwaukee, 3; Flaherty, Atlanta, 3; TShaw, Milwaukee, 3; 13 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 3; DeJong, St. Louis, 2; Eaton, Washington, 2; Harper, Washington, 2; Molina, St. Louis, 2. STRIKEOUTS: Maeda, Los Angeles, 10; Scherzer, Washington, 10; Syndergaard, New York, 10; Greinke, Arizona, 9; Corbin, Arizona, 8; Ray, Arizona, 8.BOX SCORES ROUNDUPBlue Jays 7, Yankees 4: Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth. Twins 7, Orioles 0: Jose Berrios pitched a three-hitter for his Â“rst career complete game. Cardinals 5, Mets 1: Paul DeJong had his Â“rst multihomer game. Pirates 1, Tigers 0, Game 1: Trevor Williams was pulled with a nohitter in progress after six innings, and Pittsburgh won. Pirates 8, Tigers 6, Game 2: Josh Harrison, Starling Marte and David Freese homered for Pittsburgh. Red Sox 2, Rays 1: Hector Velazquez allowed one run and Â“ve hits in 5.2 innings. Joe Kelly closed for his Â“rst save. Marlins 6, Cubs 0: Dillon Peters threw six scoreless innings, and Brian Anderson hit a three-run double to highlight a Â“ve-run Â“fth. Mariners 5, Indians 4: Dee Gordon and Mitch Haniger homered, Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings. Angels 7, Athletics 4: Shohei Ohtani won his major league pitching debut, throwing three-hit ball over six innings. Astros 8, Rangers 2: Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings. Nationals 6, Reds 5: Bryce Harper hit two home runs as Washington topped Cincinnati.TODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP MATCHUP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Mikolas (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Milwaukee Davies (R) 2:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 15.1 5.87 Chicago Chatwood(R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 6.0 4.50 Cincinnati Mahle (R) 4:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Philadelphia Lively (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 2-1 19.1 2.33 New York Harvey (R) 7:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-1 9.2 5.59 Washington Roark (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-2 23.0 5.87 Atlanta Newcomb (L) 7:35p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 4.0 9.00 Los Angeles Ryu (L) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 10.0 6.30 Arizona Walker (R) 9:40p 0-0 0.00 0-0 2-1 17.2 5.09 Colorado Bettis (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 4.2 1.93 San Diego Mitchell (R) 10:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP MATCHUP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Tampa Bay Pruitt (R) 1-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 7.2 11.74 New York Montgomery (L) 1:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-1 13.1 4.73 Kansas City Hammel (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 28.1 4.13 Detroit Liriano (L) 1:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 6.0 3.00 Chicago Lopez (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Toronto Garcia (L) 7:07p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Baltimore Tillman (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 5.1 5.06 Houston Morton (R) 7:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Texas Colon (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 6.1 4.26 Oakland Triggs (R) 10:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 6.0 0.00 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 1-0 10.1 5.23 Los Angeles Ramirez (R) 10:07p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 6.2 2.70INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP MATCHUP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Minnesota Lynn (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 2-2 19.2 6.86 Pittsburgh Taillon (R) 1:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Boston Johnson (L) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Miami Richards (R) 7:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. VS OPP-PitcherÂs record versus this opponent. THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1931: Virne Beatrice ÂJackieÂŽ Mitchell, the Â“rst woman in professional baseball, pitched against the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in Chattanooga. Babe Ruth waved wildly at the Â“rst two pitches and took a third strike. Lou Gehrig timed his swing to miss three straight pitches. Tony Lazzeri, after trying to bunt, walked and Mitchell left the game. 1952: Hall of Fame outÂ“elder Monte Irvin of the New York Giants broke his ankle in an exhibition game. Irvin played just 46 games that season. 1984: The New York Mets lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 for their Â“rst opening-day defeat in 10 years. 1996: St. Francis of Illinois pummeled Robert Morris 71-1, with Robert Morris coach Gerald McNamara ending the after four innings. 2001: Roger Clemens became the AL strikeout king, getting Â“ve to pass Walter Johnson as the Yankees beat Kansas City 7-3 in their season opener. Clemens fanned Joe Randa for his 3,509th career strikeout. 2003: Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 300 home runs, connecting for a three-run drive in the Texas RangersÂ 11-5 loss to the Anaheim Angels. Rodriguez at 27 years, 249 days old, surpassed Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx (27 years, 328 days). 2007: Tampa BayÂs Elijah Dukes homered in his Â“rst big league at-bat in a 9-5 loss to the New York Yankees. 2011: Ian Kinsler of Texas became the Â“rst major leaguer with leadoff homers in each of his teamÂs Â“rst two games. Kinsler hit the Â“rst of four homers by the Rangers in a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. 2012: Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a $127.5 million, six-year contract, the largest deal for a right-handed pitcher in baseball history. TodayÂs birthdays: Wilmer Difo, 26; Don Sutton, 73.
The Sun / Monday, April 2, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 55 21 .724 Â„ x-Boston 53 23 .697 2 x-Philadelphia 46 30 .605 9 New York 27 50 .351 28 Brooklyn 25 52 .325 30 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Washington 42 35 .545 Â„ Miami 41 36 .532 1 Charlotte 34 44 .436 8 Orlando 22 54 .289 19 Atlanta 22 55 .286 20 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 47 30 .610 Â„ x-Indiana 46 31 .597 1 Milwaukee 41 35 .539 5 Detroit 37 40 .481 10 Chicago 26 51 .338 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 62 15 .805 Â„ San Antonio 45 32 .584 17 New Orleans 43 34 .558 19 Dallas 23 54 .299 39 Memphis 21 55 .276 40 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Portland 47 29 .618 Â„ Oklahoma City 45 33 .577 3 Utah 44 33 .571 3 Minnesota 44 34 .564 4 Denver 41 35 .539 6 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 55 21 .724 Â„ L.A. Clippers 41 36 .532 14 L.A. Lakers 33 42 .440 21 Sacramento 24 53 .312 31 Phoenix 19 58 .247 36x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceSaturdayÂs GamesWashington 107, Charlotte 93 Detroit 115, New York 109 Boston 110, Toronto 99 Brooklyn 110, Miami 109, OT Golden State 112, Sacramento 96SundayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 119, Charlotte 102 Chicago 113, Washington 94 Indiana 111, L.A. Clippers 104 San Antonio 100, Houston 83 Atlanta 94, Orlando 88 Cleveland 98, Dallas 87 Detroit 108, Brooklyn 96 Oklahoma City 109, New Orleans 104 Utah 121, Minnesota 97 Milwaukee at Denver, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Memphis at Portland, late Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, lateTodayÂs GamesNone scheduledTuesdayÂs GamesBrooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Washington at Houston, 8 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Indiana at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 10 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.76ERS 119, HORNETS 102PHILADELPHIA (119) Covington 7-21 2-2 17, Ilyasova 5-8 2-2 16, Johnson 1-5 2-2 4, Simmons 10-17 0-0 20, Redick 7-15 1-1 20, Holmes 3-3 0-0 6, Fultz 2-5 0-0 4, McConnell 3-6 0-0 6, Korkmaz 1-1 0-0 3, Anderson 0-3 1-2 1, Belinelli 9-10 1-1 22. Totals 48-94 9-10 119. CHARLOTTE (102) Kidd-Gilchrist 6-13 4-4 16, Williams 2-9 0-0 5, Howard 4-7 2-5 10, Walker 2-7 5-5 10, Batum 3-9 2-2 8, Kaminsky 3-8 3-4 10, Hernangomez 2-3 1114 15, Monk 6-13 0-0 16, Stone 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 5-13 0-0 12. Totals 33-82 27-34 102.PHILADELPHIA 28 32 31 28 Â„ 119 CHARLOTTE 29 22 27 24 Â„ 1023-Point GoalsÂ„Philadelphia 14-32 (Redick 5-8, Ilyasova 4-7, Belinelli 3-4, Korkmaz 1-1, Covington 1-9, Johnson 0-1, Anderson 0-2), Charlotte 9-30 (Monk 4-9, Lamb 2-4, Williams 1-3, Walker 1-5, Kaminsky 1-5, Hernangomez 0-1, Batum 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„Ilyasova. ReboundsÂ„ Philadelphia 44 (Covington 11), Charlotte 40 (Hernangomez 11). AssistsÂ„Philadelphia 36 (Simmons 15), Charlotte 17 (Walker 4). Total FoulsÂ„Philadelphia 24, Charlotte 13. AÂ„17,005 (19,077).BULLS 113, WIZARDS 94WASHINGTON (94) Porter Jr. 7-12 0-0 17, Morris 4-7 0-0 8, Gortat 4-7 2-2 10, Satoransky 3-5 2-2 9, Beal 5-17 5-5 15, Oubre Jr. 2-8 0-0 4, Scott 5-10 2-2 14, Smith 3-8 0-0 6, Sessions 1-2 0-0 2, Frazier 0-1 0-0 0, Meeks 3-4 1-1 9. Totals 37-81 12-12 94. CHICAGO (113) Holiday 5-7 0-0 12, Markkanen 7-11 4-7 23, Lopez 3-4 0-0 6, Payne 2-4 0-0 5, Nwaba 4-10 2-2 10, Valentine 2-4 0-0 5, Portis 6-10 2-2 18, Vonleh 2-3 0-0 5, Felicio 2-5 0-0 4, Grant 4-9 1-2 11, Arcidiacono 0-2 0-0 0, Kilpatrick 6-13 0-0 14. Totals 43-82 9-13 113.WASHINGTON 27 32 16 19 Â„ 94 CHICAGO 36 32 19 26 Â„ 1133-Point GoalsÂ„Washington 8-30 (Porter Jr. 3-7, Meeks 2-3, Scott 2-5, Satoransky 1-2, Morris 0-1, Frazier 0-1, Smith 0-2, Oubre Jr. 0-3, Beal 0-6), Chicago 18-34 (Markkanen 5-8, Portis 4-5, Holiday 2-2, Grant 2-5, Kilpatrick 2-5, Vonleh 1-1, Payne 1-2, Valentine 1-3, Nwaba 0-1, Arcidiacono 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Washington 37 (Gortat 7), Chicago 40 (Felicio 8). AssistsÂ„Washington 27 (Satoransky 6), Chicago 30 (Grant 7). Total FoulsÂ„ Washington 12, Chicago 17. TechnicalsÂ„ Morris, Washington coach Wizards (Delay of game), Chicago coach Bulls (Defensive three second). AÂ„20,466 (20,917).SPURS 100, ROCKETS 83HOUSTON (83)Ariza 2-7 2-4 7, Tucker 1-7 0-0 3, Capela 3-9 5-6 11, Harden 8-19 8-8 25, Gordon 7-15 2-3 18, Black 1-2 2-2 4, R.Anderson 0-1 2-3 2, Mbah a Moute 1-5 0-0 2, Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Quarterman 0-0 0-0 0, G.Green 3-8 3-3 11. Totals 26-77 24-29 83.SAN ANTONIO (100)D.Green 3-11 4-4 12, K.Anderson 2-4 1-2 5, Aldridge 11-19 1-1 23, Murray 6-14 1-2 13, Mills 5-9 1-1 14, Bertans 0-0 0-0 0, Gay 9-13 3-5 21, Gasol 1-1 0-1 2, Lauvergne 0-0 0-0 0, Forbes 0-4 0-0 0, Parker 1-3 2-2 4, Ginobili 2-3 1-3 6, B.Paul 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-81 14-21 100. HOUSTON 17 21 28 17 Â„ 83 SAN ANTONIO 26 20 29 25 Â„ 100 3-Point GoalsÂ„Houston 7-31 (Gordon 2-4, G.Green 2-6, Ariza 1-4, Harden 1-6, Tucker 1-6, Black 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Mbah a Moute 0-2), San Antonio 6-17 (Mills 3-6, D.Green 2-6, Ginobili 1-1, Gay 0-1, K.Anderson 0-1, Forbes 0-1, Murray 0-1). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Houston 42 (Capela 10), San Antonio 48 (Aldridge 14). AssistsÂ„Houston 12 (Harden 8), San Antonio 19 (K.Anderson 5). Total FoulsÂ„Houston 19, San Antonio 19. TechnicalsÂ„Houston coach Rockets (Defensive three second). AÂ„18,418 (18,418).PACERS 111, CLIPPERS 104INDIANA (111)Bogdanovic 6-11 1-2 15, T.Young 4-12 0-0 8, Turner 9-15 4-5 24, Collison 4-7 4-4 14, Oladipo 11-17 5-6 30, Robinson III 0-1 0-0 0, Booker 0-0 0-0 0, Sabonis 1-5 0-0 2, Joseph 4-9 0-0 10, Stephenson 3-9 2-4 8. Totals 42-86 16-21 111.L.A. CLIPPERS (104)Harris 9-16 0-0 21, Gallinari 1-9 5-5 7, Jordan 4-8 0-2 8, Rivers 7-15 1-2 18, Wallace 4-7 0-0 9, Harrell 9-12 0-0 19, C.Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Thornwell 1-2 0-0 2, L.Williams 7-13 5-5 20. Totals 42-82 11-14 104. INDIANA 22 28 26 35 Â„ 111 L.A. CLIPPERS 30 21 27 26 Â„ 104 3-Point GoalsÂ„Indiana 11-28 (Oladipo 3-6, Joseph 2-3, Collison 2-3, Turner 2-4, Bogdanovic 2-6, Robinson III 0-1, Stephenson 0-5), L.A. Clippers 9-25 (Harris 3-6, Rivers 3-8, Harrell 1-1, Wallace 1-2, L.Williams 1-4, Thornwell 0-1, Gallinari 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„ None. ReboundsÂ„Indiana 40 (T.Young 9), L.A. Clippers 36 (Jordan 12). AssistsÂ„Indiana 23 (Oladipo 12), L.A. Clippers 24 (Rivers, Harris 7). Total FoulsÂ„Indiana 12, L.A. Clippers 19. TechnicalsÂ„Indiana coach Nate McMillan. AÂ„15,866 (19,060).MAGIC 94, HAWKS 88ORLANDO (88) Isaac 5-11 2-2 15, Gordon 4-13 0-0 10, Vucevic 3-19 4-4 10, Augustin 8-14 3-3 20, Iwundu 2-6 0-0 5, Birch 0-1 0-0 0, Biyombo 3-8 0-0 6, Purvis 0-2 0-0 0, Mack 3-10 2-2 8, Artis 0-0 0-0 0, Hezonja 5-12 1-2 14. Totals 33-96 12-13 88. ATLANTA (94) Prince 2-6 0-0 5, Collins 5-9 0-0 10, Dedmon 7-16 0-0 17, Taylor 4-11 1-1 9, Lee 2-7 0-0 4, Bembry 2-3 0-0 4, Muscala 5-11 0-0 13, Plumlee 4-5 0-0 8, Magette 2-6 0-0 5, Dorsey 8-11 0-0 19. Totals 41-85 1-1 94. ORLANDO 18 25 21 24 Â„ 88 ATLANTA 21 35 13 25 Â„ 94 3-Point GoalsÂ„Orlando 10-36 (Isaac 3-6, Hezonja 3-8, Gordon 2-6, Iwundu 1-2, Augustin 1-5, Purvis 0-2, Vucevic 0-3, Mack 0-4), Atlanta 11-36 (Dorsey 3-5, Dedmon 3-7, Muscala 3-9, Prince 1-3, Magette 1-4, Bembry 0-1, Taylor 0-2, Lee 0-2, Collins 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Orlando 41 (Vucevic 14), Atlanta 52 (Collins 11). AssistsÂ„Orlando 19 (Mack 5), Atlanta 33 (Prince 8). Total FoulsÂ„Orlando 10, Atlanta 15. AÂ„13,587 (19,049).CAVALIERS 98, MAVERICKS 87DALLAS (87) Barnes 10-19 5-5 30, Nowitzki 4-8 0-0 9, Powell 1-1 3-4 6, Smith Jr. 6-17 0-0 14, Finney-Smith 2-7 0-0 5, McDermott 4-7 0-0 9, Kleber 1-3 0-0 2, Noel 0-2 0-0 0, Ferrell 3-11 0-0 8, Harrison 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 32-80 10-11 87. CLEVELAND (98) James 5-21 4-4 16, Love 4-13 3-5 13, Nance Jr. 3-3 1-3 7, Calderon 3-6 0-0 8, Hood 4-9 0-0 9, Osman 2-3 1-2 6, Green 2-4 0-0 4, Zizic 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 1-5 2-2 4, Perrantes 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 6-11 0-0 15, Clarkson 5-9 6-7 16. Totals 35-85 17-23 98. DALLAS 25 22 30 10 Â„ 87 CLEVELAND 18 30 25 25 Â„ 98 3-Point GoalsÂ„Dallas 13-37 (Barnes 5-10, Ferrell 2-6, Smith Jr. 2-6, Powell 1-1, McDermott 1-2, Nowitzki 1-4, Finney-Smith 1-5, Kleber 0-1, Harrison 0-2), Cleveland 11-26 (Smith 3-6, James 2-3, Love 2-4, Calderon 2-5, Osman 1-2, Hood 1-3, Perrantes 0-1, Clarkson 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Dallas 38 (Nowitzki, Noel 7), Cleveland 50 (James, Love 13). AssistsÂ„Dallas 15 (Smith Jr. 6), Cleveland 21 (James 12). Total FoulsÂ„Dallas 20, Cleveland 12. TechnicalsÂ„Dallas coach Mavericks (Defensive three second). AÂ„20,562 (20,562).THUNDER 109, PELICANS 104OKLAHOMA CITY (109) George 9-24 6-6 27, Anthony 6-16 0-2 16, Adams 6-9 2-4 14, Westbrook 9-17 8-11 26, Brewer 2-9 0-0 4, Grant 5-5 2-2 12, Patterson 1-3 0-0 3, Felton 2-10 0-0 4, Abrines 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 41-96 18-25 109. NEW ORLEANS (104) Moore 6-12 0-0 15, Davis 8-17 9-11 25, Okafor 0-1 0-0 0, Rondo 5-9 0-0 11, Holiday 4-10 3-4 12, Hill 1-4 1-2 3, Miller 5-11 1-2 14, Diallo 1-3 2-3 4, Mirotic 2-9 0-0 4, Clark 6-7 1-1 16. Totals 38-83 17-23 104. OKLAHOMA CITY 20 33 27 29 Â„ 109 NEW ORLEANS 28 22 25 29 Â„ 104 3-Point GoalsÂ„Oklahoma City 9-31 (Anthony 4-8, George 3-11, Patterson 1-3, Abrines 1-3, Westbrook 0-1, Brewer 0-2, Felton 0-3), New Orleans 11-32 (Clark 3-3, Moore 3-6, Miller 3-7, Holiday 1-4, Rondo 1-5, Hill 0-2, Mirotic 0-5). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Oklahoma City 51 (Westbrook 15), New Orleans 45 (Davis 11). AssistsÂ„Oklahoma City 24 (Westbrook 13), New Orleans 28 (Rondo 9). Total FoulsÂ„Oklahoma City 22, New Orleans 20. TechnicalsÂ„Anthony, Mirotic. AÂ„18,500 (16,867).PISTONS 108, NETS 96DETROIT (108) Johnson 6-11 4-6 17, Tolliver 4-7 0-1 10, Drummond 4-7 5-6 13, Jackson 9-22 11-13 29, Bullock 2-10 0-0 5, Moreland 2-4 0-0 4, Ellenson 1-5 2-2 4, Smith 7-8 1-2 17, Kennard 3-10 2-2 9. Totals 38-84 25-32 108. BROOKLYN (96) Carroll 3-11 3-4 11, Hollis-Jefferson 6-11 2-3 14, Allen 6-9 2-4 15, Russell 5-15 0-0 13, Crabbe 2-5 0-0 4, Cunningham 3-6 1-2 9, Acy 0-4 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 1-2 0-0 2, LeVert 4-10 1-1 10, Stauskas 1-2 0-0 3, Harris 6-12 1-1 15. Totals 37-87 10-15 96. DETROIT 33 29 21 25 Â„ 108 BROOKLYN 28 20 22 26 Â„ 96 3-Point GoalsÂ„Detroit 7-19 (Smith 2-2, Tolliver 2-4, Kennard 1-2, Johnson 1-3, Bullock 1-5, Jackson 0-1, Ellenson 0-2), Brooklyn 12-43 (Russell 3-11, Cunningham 2-4, Carroll 2-5, Harris 2-7, Allen 1-1, Stauskas 1-2, LeVert 1-6, Dinwiddie 0-1, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Crabbe 0-2, Acy 0-3). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„ Detroit 53 (Drummond 14), Brooklyn 40 (Hollis-Jefferson 8). AssistsÂ„Detroit 17 (Johnson 4), Brooklyn 23 (LeVert, Russell 7). Total FoulsÂ„Detroit 16, Brooklyn 22. TechnicalsÂ„Drummond, Moreland, Brooklyn coach Nets (Defensive three second), Acy. EjectedÂ„Drummond, Acy. AÂ„16,097 (17,732).JAZZ 121, TIMBERWOLVES 97UTAH (121) Ingles 2-5 0-0 5, Favors 6-9 4-7 16, Gobert 2-3 2-4 6, Rubio 9-14 0-0 23, Mitchell 10-15 0-0 21, Crowder 4-10 0-0 10, Jerebko 5-6 2-2 13, Niang 0-2 1-2 1, Udoh 0-0 1-2 1, Exum 4-6 6-6 14, Stockton 1-2 2-2 5, OÂNeale 2-3 0-0 4, Burks 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 46-76 18-25 121. MINNESOTA (97) Bjelica 2-7 2-2 7, Gibson 3-7 0-0 6, Towns 7-13 6-6 20, Jones 6-13 1-1 15, Wiggins 10-22 2-3 23, Brown 1-1 0-0 3, Georges-Hunt 0-1 0-0 0, Dieng 1-2 0-0 2, Patton 1-2 0-0 2, Brooks 4-12 2-2 12, Crawford 3-10 0-0 7. Totals 38-90 13-14 97. UTAH 28 33 26 34 Â„ 121 MINNESOTA 26 24 21 26 Â„ 97 3-Point GoalsÂ„Utah 11-28 (Rubio 5-6, C rowder 2-6, Jerebko 1-2, Stockton 1-2, Mitchell 1-3, Ingles 1-4, OÂNeale 0-1, Favors 0-2, Niang 0-2), Minnesota 8-24 (Jones 2-4, Brooks 2-6, Brown 1-1, Wiggins 1-2, Bjelica 1-3, Crawford 1-4, Towns 0-4). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„ Utah 45 (Gobert 13), Minnesota 32 (Towns 7). AssistsÂ„Utah 29 (Ingles 9), Minnesota 19 (Wiggins, Jones 4). Total FoulsÂ„Utah 19, Minnesota 17. AÂ„18,978 (18,798).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -137 at Cincinnati +127 at Milwaukee -125 St. Louis +115 at New York -123 Philadelphia +113 Washington -127 at Atlanta +117 Los Angeles -113 at Arizona +103 Colorado -117 at San Diego +107American Leagueat Toronto -137 Chicago +127 at New York Off Tampa Bay Off at Detroit -108 Kansas City -102 at Houston -203 Baltimore +183 at Oakland -131 Texas +121 Cleveland -132 at Los Angeles +122Interleagueat Pittsburgh -115 Minnesota +105 Boston -157 at Miami +147 COLLEGE BASKETBALLToday National ChampionshipFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Villanova 6 MichiganNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Toronto -285 Buffalo +255 at Florida -168 Carolina +158 Winnipeg -173 at Ottawa +161 at St. Louis -141 Washington +131 at Minnesota -200 Edmonton +180 at Los Angeles -175 Colorado +163 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueDETROIT TIGERS Â„ Recalled LHP Ryan Carpenter from Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Assigned RHP Wily Peralta outright to Omaha (PCL). Signed RHP Kyle Lohse to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned INF Ryan Schimpf to Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Placed OF Billy McKinney on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Miguel Andujar from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Assigned LHP Sam Moll outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Gwinnett (IL). Designated RHP Akeel Morris for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Josh Ravin from Gwinnett. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Optioned RHP Jackson Stephens to Louisville (IL). Reinstated RHP Raisel Iglesias from paternity leave. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Optioned OF Braxton Lee to New Orleans (PCL). Designated RHP Brian Ellington for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Severino Gonzalez from New Orleans. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Recalled RHP Clay Holmes from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Traded INF Breyvic Valera to the L.A. Dodgers for OF Johan Mieses. Assigned Mieses to Palm Beach (FSL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS Â„ Recalled F Tyler Cavanaugh from Erie (NBAGL). Transferred G Josh Magette and F Andrew White III from Erie. Signed F Jeremy Evans to a 10-day contract. LOS ANGELES LAKERS Â„ Recalled F Travis Wear from South Bay (NBAGL).HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCAROLINA HURRICANES Â„ Recalled G Callum Booth from Florida (ECHL) to Charlotte (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Â„ Activated F Marcus Johansson from injured reserve. Assigned G Mackenzie Blackwood from Binghamton (AHL) to Adirondack (ECHL). Recalled G Ken Appleby from Adirondack to Binghamton. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Â„ Signed D Cal Foote to a three-year, entry-level contract.American Hockey LeagueLEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS Â„ Recalled G John Muse and D Frank Hora from Reading (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH Â„ Returned D T.J. Melancon to Norfolk (ECHL). UTICA COMETS Â„ Returned D Justin Hamonic and F Dwyer Tschantz to Worcester (ECHL).ECHLADIRONDACK THUNDER Â„ Released F Bo Pieper. Signed D Aaron Titcomb. FLORIDA EVERBLADES Â„ Signed G Josh Robinson. FORT WAYNE KOMETS Â„ Signed F Anthony Petruzzelli. KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS Â„ Signed F Brogan OÂBrien. QUAD CITY MALLARDS Â„ Signed D Tommy Muratore. READING ROYALS Â„ Claimed D Adam Larkin off waivers from Adirondack.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENÂS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National SemiÂ“ nals SaturdayMichigan 69, Loyola of Chicago 57 Villanova 95, Kansas 79National Championship TodayMichigan (33-7) vs. Villanova (35-4), 9:20 p.m.LATE SATURDAYÂS SEMIFINALS 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. HalftimeÂ„Loyola of Chicago 29-22. 3-Point GoalsÂ„ 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 OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Loyola of Chicago 31 (Ingram 9), Michigan 35 (Wagner 14). AssistsÂ„Loyola of Chicago 6 (Ingram 2), Michigan 8 (Simpson 3). Total FoulsÂ„Loyola of Chicago 17, Michigan 11.VILLANOVA 95, KANSAS 79KANSAS (31-8) Azubuike 4-6 0-0 8, Newman 6-14 7-8 21, Graham 9-18 1-2 23, Vick 4-7 0-0 8, Mykhailiuk 2-8 5-6 10, Lightfoot 0-0 0-0 0, Sosinski 1-1 0-0 2, De Sousa 2-4 3-4 7, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Teahan 0-0 0-0 0, Garrett 0-4 0-0 0, Cunliffe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 16-20 79. VILLANOVA (35-4) Spellman 6-15 0-0 15, Paschall 10-11 0-0 24, Brunson 7-14 1-3 18, Booth 4-9 0-0 10, Bridges 4-8 0-0 10, Cosby-Roundtree 0-0 0-0 0, Samuels 0-0 0-0 0, Delaney 0-0 0-0 0, Gillespie 1-2 0-0 3, DiVincenzo 4-6 4-4 15, Grace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-65 5-7 95. HalftimeÂ„Villanova 47-32. 3-Point GoalsÂ„Kansas 7-21 (Graham 4-8, Newman 2-5, Mykhailiuk 1-4, Garrett 0-2, Vick 0-2), Villanova 18-40 (Paschall 4-5, DiVincenzo 3-5, Brunson 3-8, Spellman 3-9, Bridges 2-5, Booth 2-6, Gillespie 1-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Kansas 30 (Newman 8), Villanova 33 (Spellman 13). AssistsÂ„Kansas 8 (Graham, Mykhailiuk 3), Villanova 20 (Brunson, Booth 6). Total FoulsÂ„Kansas 12, Villanova 14. AÂ„68,257 (39,500).WOMENÂS BASKETBALL NCAA WOMENÂS TOURNAMENT FINAL FOUR At Columbus, Ohio National SemiÂ“ nals March 30Mississippi State 73, Louisville 63, OT Notre Dame 91, UConn 89, OTNational Championship SundayNotre Dame 61, Mississippi State 58NOTRE DAME 61, MISSISSIPPI STATE 58NOTRE DAME (35-3) Shepard 8-10 3-3 19, Westbeld 2-4 2-2 6, Mabrey 3-9 3-3 10, Ogunbowale 6-21 5-7 18, Young 2-7 2-2 6, Nelson 1-1 0-0 2, Totals 22-52 15-17 61. MISSISSIPPI ST. (37-2) McCowan 7-19 4-8 18, Johnson 1-6 0-0 3, Schaefer 2-5 0-0 6, Vivians 8-18 4-5 21, William 3-4 0-0 6, Bibby 0-2 0-0 0, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Danberry 1-5 0-2 2, Holmes 0-0 2-2 2, Totals 22-59 10-17 58. NOTRE DAME 14 3 24 20 Â„ 61 MISSISSIPPI ST. 17 13 11 17 Â„ 58 3-Point GoalsÂ„Notre Dame 2-9 (Shepard 0-1, Westbeld 0-1, Mabrey 1-4, Ogunbowale 1-3), Mississippi St. 4-16 (Johnson 1-5, Schaefer 2-5, Vivians 1-5, William 0-1). AssistsÂ„Notre Dame 8 (Shepard 2), Mississippi St. 9 (Danberry 3). Fouled OutÂ„Mississippi St. McCowan. ReboundsÂ„ Notre Dame 35 (Westbeld 9), Mississippi St. 38 (McCowan 17). Total FoulsÂ„Notre Dame 17, Mississippi St. 21. Technical FoulsÂ„None. AÂ„19,599.WOMENÂS NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTChampionship SaturdayIndiana 65, Virginia Tech 57PRO HOCKEYECHLAll Times EasternEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Manchester 69 40 23 3 3 86 251 208 x-Adirondack 70 39 24 3 4 85 224 217 x-Reading 69 37 24 8 0 82 220 193 Worcester 69 35 26 4 4 78 189 188 Wheeling 70 34 27 8 1 77 238 238 Brampton 69 26 33 6 4 62 202 235South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Florida 68 49 13 2 4 104 244 164 x-South Carolina 68 45 16 6 1 97 200 145 x-Orlando 70 33 28 6 3 75 208 222 x-Atlanta 70 31 34 2 3 67 201 222 Jacksonville 69 26 36 4 3 59 199 233 Norfolk 70 26 37 6 1 59 207 258 Greenville 69 23 38 7 1 54 195 275Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Toledo 70 49 16 3 2 103 235 161 x-Fort Wayne 69 44 19 5 1 94 276 204 Cincinnati 69 38 28 3 0 79 215 208 Kalamazoo 69 34 29 4 2 74 245 242 Indy 68 34 29 4 1 73 230 236 Kansas City 68 33 30 3 2 71 192 208 Quad City 69 23 41 4 1 51 186 284Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Colorado 69 45 18 4 2 96 248 207 x-Idaho 69 42 20 4 3 91 232 180 Allen 69 34 27 6 2 76 227 222 Wichita 69 33 28 6 2 74 215 222 Tulsa 68 31 26 3 8 73 202 211 Utah 69 26 28 9 6 67 220 246 Rapid City 69 22 41 3 3 50 187 259 x-Clinched Playoff Spot y-Clinched Division NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.SaturdayÂs GamesAdirondack 6, Reading 2 Florida 4, Atlanta 2 Orlando 5, Greenville 0 Norfolk 2, Kalamazoo 1 Wheeling 5, Manchester 2 Worcester 4, Brampton 1 Jacksonville 4, South Carolina 1 Toledo 4, Cincinnati 2 Indy 5, Fort Wayne 1 Allen 5, Colorado 4 Quad City 5, Rapid City 4 Idaho 4, Utah 2 SundayÂs Games Worcester 4, Adirondack 1MondayÂs GamesTulsa at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m.TuesdayÂs GamesFlorida at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Indy at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m. Allen at Wichita, 8:05 p.m.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Boston 78 49 17 12 110 261 201 x-Tampa Bay 79 52 23 4 108 283 228 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 78 25 41 12 62 187 260Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Washington 79 47 25 7 101 247 230 x-Pittsburgh 80 45 29 6 96 263 246 Columbus 79 44 29 6 94 231 217 Philadelphia 79 40 25 14 94 238 235 New Jersey 79 42 28 9 93 238 236 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 79 51 17 11 113 258 204 x-Winnipeg 78 48 20 10 106 260 207 Minnesota 78 43 25 10 96 239 221 St. Louis 78 43 29 6 92 215 208 Colorado 78 42 28 8 92 246 224 Dallas 79 40 31 8 88 224 216 Chicago 79 32 37 10 74 223 245PaciÂ“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Vegas 79 50 22 7 107 263 213 San Jose 79 44 25 10 98 243 217 Los Angeles 79 43 28 8 94 229 194 Anaheim 78 40 25 13 93 220 209 Calgary 79 36 33 10 82 209 241 Edmonton 79 34 39 6 74 227 255 Vancouver 79 30 40 9 69 208 253 Arizona 79 28 40 11 67 201 248 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 playoffsSaturdayÂs 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 Dallas 4, Minnesota 1 Buffalo 7, Nashville 4 Arizona 6, St. Louis 0 Calgary 3, Edmonton 2 Vegas 3, San Jose 2SundayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 4, Boston 3, OT Nashville 4, Tampa Bay 1 New Jersey at Montreal, late Washington 3, Pittsburgh 1 Colorado at Anaheim, lateTodayÂs 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.TuesdayÂs GamesDetroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Nashville at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Calgary, 9 p.m. Vegas at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.FLYERS 3, BRUINS 2, OTBOSTON 0 1 2 0 Â„ 3 PHILADELPHIA 1 1 1 1 Â„ 4 First PeriodÂ„1, Philadelphia, Giroux 28 (Konecny, Provoro v), 9:38. PenaltiesÂ„None. Second PeriodÂ„2, Philadelphia, Konecny 24 (Provoro v), 0:25. 3, Boston, Acciari 9 (Heinen, Backes), 14:25. PenaltiesÂ„Sanheim, PHI, (interference), 2:01; Krug, BOS, (slashing), 9:13; Filppula, PHI, (tripping), 17:26; Marchand, BOS, (cross checking), 19:07. Third PeriodÂ„4, Philadelphia, Patrick 11 (Voracek, Lindblom), 5:31. 5, Boston, Pastrnak 33, 6:54 (pp). 6, Boston, Bergeron 30 (Backes), 19:56. PenaltiesÂ„ Lindblom, PHI, (hooking), 5:59. OvertimeÂ„7, Philadelphia, Giroux 29 (Voracek), 3:39. PenaltiesÂ„None. Shots on GoalÂ„Boston 12-17-10Â„39. Philadelphia 7-8-8-1Â„24. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Boston 1 of 3; Philadelphia 0 of 2. GoaliesÂ„Boston, Khudobin 15-6-7 (24 shots-20 saves). Philadelphia, Mrazek 14-12-6 (39-36). AÂ„19,904 (19,543). TÂ„2:28. RefereesÂ„Graham Skilliter, Kelly Sutherland. LinesmenÂ„Derek Amell, David Brisebois.PREDATORS 4, LIGHTNING 1NASHVILLE 1 1 2 Â„ 4 TAMPA BAY 0 1 0 Â„ 1 First PeriodÂ„1, Nashville, Johansen 14 (Forsberg), 7:50. PenaltiesÂ„Irwin, NSH, (high sticking), 3:06; Hedman, TB, (holding), 3:33; Hartman, NSH, (tripping), 12:05. Second PeriodÂ„2, Nashville, Forsberg 22 (Saros, Subban), 2:46 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, Palat 10 (Stralman), 7:32. PenaltiesÂ„Palat, TB, (interference), 0:47; Fiala, NSH, (hooking), 12:36; Bitetto, NSH, (holding), 15:57; Smith, NSH, (delay of game), 19:35. Third PeriodÂ„4, Nashville, Forsberg 23, 6:24. 5, Nashville, Smith 23 (Ekholm, Subban), 9:29. PenaltiesÂ„None. Shots on GoalÂ„Nashville 7-6-12Â„25. Tampa Bay 12-12-6Â„30. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Nashville 1 of 2; Tampa Bay 0 of 5. GoaliesÂ„Nashville, Saros 10-5-7 (30 shots-29 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 42-17-3 (25-21). AÂ„19,092 (19,092). TÂ„2:23. RefereesÂ„Dean Morton, Garrett Rank. LinesmenÂ„ Kory Nagy, Tony Sericolo.DEVILS 2, CANADIENS 1NEW JERSEY 0 0 2 Â„ 2 MONTREAL 1 0 0 Â„ 1 First PeriodÂ„1, Montreal, Carr 5 (Reilly, Lehkonen), 19:51 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Reilly, MTL, (delay of game), 5:38; Kinkaid, NJ, served by Wood, (tripping), 17:58; New Jersey bench, served by Maroon (delay of game), 19:51. Second PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„Deslauriers, MTL, (roughing), 7:24; Benn, MTL, (holding), 17:21. Third PeriodÂ„2, New Jersey, Hischier 19 (Palmieri, Vatanen), 0:26. 3, New Jersey, Hall 37 (Zajac), 15:53 (sh). PenaltiesÂ„Alzner, MTL, (high sticking), 1:16; New Jersey bench, served by Hall (too many men on the ice), 13:45; Lovejoy, NJ, (cross checking), 14:53; Deslauriers, MTL, (slashing), 17:34. Shots on GoalÂ„New Jersey 8-10-14Â„32. Montreal 7-8-11Â„26. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„New Jersey 0 of 5; Montreal 1 of 4. GoaliesÂ„New Jersey, Kinkaid 24-10-3 (26 shots-25 saves). Montreal, Price 16-25-6 (32-30). AÂ„21,302 (21,288). TÂ„2:33. RefereesÂ„Francois St Laurent, Brad Watson. LinesmenÂ„Michel Cormier, Trent Knorr.CAPITALS 3, PENGUINS 1WASHINGTON 1 1 1 Â„ 3 PITTSBURGH 0 0 1 Â„ 1 First PeriodÂ„1, Washington, Oshie 18 (Carlson, Burakovsky), 6:25. PenaltiesÂ„Stephenson, WSH, (hooking), 6:47; Sheary, PIT, (hooking), 11:45. Second PeriodÂ„2, Washington, Orlov 10 (Kuznetsov), 13:46. PenaltiesÂ„Hagelin, PIT, (tripping), 1:10; Washington bench, served by Connolly (too many men on the ice), 5:57; Niskanen, WSH, (delay of game), 6:37; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 11:38; Smith-Pelly, WSH, (roughing), 12:50; Hornqvist, PIT, (slashing), 12:50; Ovechkin, WSH, (slashing), 15:08; Aston-Reese, PIT, (hooking), 18:17. Third PeriodÂ„3, Washington, Wilson 14 (Niskanen), 0:23. 4, Pittsburgh, Hornqvist 27 (Hagelin, Malkin), 16:15. PenaltiesÂ„Hornqvist, PIT, (slashing), 17:39; Malkin, PIT, served by Kessel, (interference), 18:59; Malkin, PIT, (roughing), 18:59; Oshie, WSH, (roughing), 18:59; Malkin, PIT, Misconduct (misconduct), 18:59. Shots on GoalÂ„Washington 13-11-10Â„34. Pittsburgh 11-15-11Â„37. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Washington 0 of 5; Pittsburgh 0 of 5. GoaliesÂ„Washington, Grubauer 15-9-3 (37 shots-36 saves). Pittsburgh, Murray 26-16-3 (34-31). AÂ„18,639 (18,387). RefereesÂ„Brad Meier, Brian Pochmara. LinesmenÂ„Ryan Daisy, Steve Miller.AHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Lehigh Valley 70 44 17 4 5 97 243 200 WB/Scranton 69 40 21 6 2 88 225 204 Providence 69 41 23 3 2 87 204 166 Charlotte 70 40 26 1 3 84 234 202 Bridgeport 69 34 27 5 3 76 191 189 Hartford 71 31 31 6 3 71 196 239 Hershey 71 29 33 4 5 67 190 230 SpringÂ“ eld 70 29 34 5 2 65 197 219 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toronto 70 50 18 1 1 102 230 151 x-Syracuse 70 43 20 3 4 93 223 176 x-Rochester 70 33 20 11 6 83 214 202 x-Utica 70 36 24 6 4 82 200 202 Binghamton 70 23 36 7 4 57 175 225 Belleville 70 26 39 2 3 57 175 250 Laval 71 24 38 7 2 57 196 260 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Chicago 69 38 21 7 3 86 217 182 Manitoba 71 39 24 4 4 86 238 189 Grand Rapids 71 39 24 1 7 86 219 197 Rockford 70 37 25 4 4 82 216 212 Milwaukee 69 35 29 4 1 75 197 211 Iowa 70 30 25 9 6 75 213 229 Cleveland 69 22 37 7 3 54 167 234 PaciÂ“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 63 38 19 5 1 82 197 164 Ontario 62 35 21 4 2 76 187 170 San Diego 62 35 23 3 1 74 192 175 Texas 70 35 24 7 4 81 204 213 Stockton 62 31 25 2 4 68 190 181 San Antonio 70 33 27 10 0 76 181 193 BakersÂ“ eld 62 28 24 9 1 66 171 190 San Jose 62 28 26 4 4 64 161 188 x-clinched playoff berth; y-clinched division title; 2 points for a win, 1 for an OT or shootout loss; Standings determined by winning percentage (not shown) not by pointsSaturdayÂs GamesToronto 5, Manitoba 4 Bridgeport 5, Hartford 1 Charlotte 4, Syracuse 1 Hershey 6, Laval 3 Grand Rapids 6, Milwaukee 2 Rockford 5, San Jose 3 Tucson 4, Iowa 3 Providence 3, WB/Scranton 1 Utica 6, SpringÂ“ eld 5 Lehigh Valley 4, Belleville 2 Rochester 5, Binghamton 3 Texas 2, Chicago 1, SO Stockton 4, San Antonio 1 Ontario 5, Cleveland 3 BakersÂ“ eld 2, San Diego 1SundayÂs GamesNone scheduledTodayÂs GamesNone scheduledTuesdayÂs GamesProvidence at Bridgeport, 10:30 a.m. Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Hershey at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Iowa, 8 p.m.GOLFPGA TOURHOUSTON OPENSundayÂs leaders at Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72 (x-won on Â“ rst playoff hole)Finalx-Ian Poulter (500), $1,260,000 73-64-65-67Â„269 Beau Hossler (300), $756,000 65-68-69-67Â„269 Emiliano Grillo (163), $406,000 69-68-67-68Â„272 Jordan Spieth (163), $406,000 68-67-71-66Â„272 Sam Ryder (110), $280,000 66-68-71-68Â„273 Keith Mitchell (95), $243,250 67-71-67-69Â„274 Henrik Stenson (95), $243,250 68-68-69-69Â„274 Abraham Ancer (73), $182,000 68-66-72-69Â„275 Paul Dunne, $182,000 64-71-69-71Â„275 Matt Every (73), $182,000 67-70-72-66Â„275 Russell Henley (73), $182,000 69-71-70-65Â„275 Matt Kuchar (73), $182,000 68-68-69-70Â„275 Julian Suri, $182,000 66-69-73-67Â„275 Nicholas Lindheim (54), $122,500 68-66-73-69Â„276 Shane Lowry (54), $122,500 68-68-71-69Â„276 Grayson Murray (54), $122,500 67-69-72-68Â„276 Michael Thompson (54), $122,500 67-71-70-68Â„276 Daniel Berger (44), $88,200 69-72-68-68Â„277 Bud Cauley (44), $88,200 67-69-71-70Â„277 Robert Garrigus (44), $88,200 69-69-67-72Â„277 Chesson Hadley (44), $88,200 68-68-69-72Â„277 Charles Howell III (44), $88,200 71-67-70-69Â„277 Nate Lashley (44), $88,200 70-69-68-70Â„277 Bronson Burgoon (32), $54,163 67-68-75-68Â„278 Tony Finau (32), $54,163 70-70-69-69Â„278 Luke List (32), $54,163 68-68-70-72Â„278 Jamie Lovemark (32), $54,163 69-69-71-69Â„278 Phil Mickelson (32), $54,163 68-71-72-67Â„278 Scott Piercy (32), $54,163 68-70-70-70Â„278 Martin Piller (32), $54,163 68-73-70-67Â„278 Shawn Stefani (32), $54,163 67-69-70-72Â„278 Rob Oppenheim (19), $34,809 69-72-72-66Â„279 Roberto Daz (19), $34,809 68-69-72-70Â„279 Lucas Glover (19), $34,809 65-73-72-69Â„279 James Hahn (19), $34,809 69-67-73-70Â„279 J.B. Holmes (19), $34,809 73-68-68-70Â„279 John Huh (19), $34,809 70-67-70-72Â„279 Andrew Putnam (19), $34,809 71-69-69-70Â„279 Kevin Tway (19), $34,809 65-70-69-75Â„279 Tyrone Van Aswegen (19), $34,809 72-68-71-68Â„279 Nick Watney (19), $34,809 71-69-69-70Â„279 Aaron Wise (19), $34,809 69-69-71-70Â„279 Ryan Armour (10), $20,860 66-70-72-72Â„280 Keegan Bradley (10), $20,860 68-71-70-71Â„280 Ben Crane (10), $20,860 72-67-72-69Â„280 Rickie Fowler (10), $20,860 66-68-73-73Â„280 Hunter Mahan (10), $20,860 71-69-70-70Â„280 Denny McCarthy (10), $20,860 68-73-71-68Â„280 Troy Merritt (10), $20,860 69-69-72-70Â„280 Brett Stegmaier (10), $20,860 67-69-74-70Â„280 Kevin Streelman (10), $20,860 68-72-69-71Â„280 Byeong Hun An (6), $16,083 69-72-71-69Â„281 Tyler Duncan (6), $16,083 68-72-71-70Â„281 Bobby Gates, $16,083 70-71-70-70Â„281 Seungsu Han, $16,083 71-70-71-69Â„281 Matt Jones (6), $16,083 70-71-72-68Â„281 Thomas Pieters (6), $16,083 69-72-70-70Â„281 Justin Rose (6), $16,083 68-69-72-72Â„281 Johnson Wagner (6), $16,083 71-67-71-72Â„281 Brandon Harkins (5), $15,190 70-71-70-71Â„282 Tom Hoge (5), $15,190 68-73-68-73Â„282 Seamus Power (5), $15,190 67-72-74-69Â„282 Adam Schenk (5), $15,190 70-69-73-70Â„282 Chad Campbell (4), $14,630 69-71-73-70Â„283 Jason Dufner (4), $14,630 71-67-71-74Â„283 Danny Lee (4), $14,630 68-70-70-75Â„283 Sean OÂHair (4), $14,630 71-68-74-70Â„283 Tom Lovelady (3), $14,210 70-69-70-75Â„284 Dawie van der Walt, $14,210 70-69-69-76Â„284 Greg Chalmers (3), $13,930 67-72-65-81Â„285 Rory Sabbatini (3), $13,930 69-71-71-74Â„285 Ernie Els (3), $13,650 70-71-71-74Â„286 Sam Saunders (3), $13,650 70-66-75-75Â„286 Aaron Baddeley (3), $13,440 71-68-74-74Â„287 Ethan Tracy (3), $13,300 70-67-73-78Â„288Made cut but did not Â“ nishScott Brown (2), $12,950 71-70-73Â„214 Jonathan Byrd (2), $12,90 69-70-75Â„214 Joel Dahmen (2), $12,950 68-71-75Â„214 Bill Haas (2), $12,950 68-72-74Â„214 Jason Kokrak (2), $12,320 67-74-74Â„215 Kelly Kraft (2), $12,320 70-71-74Â„215 Ben Silverman (2), $12,320 73-68-74Â„215 Scott Stallings (2), $12,320 73-68-74Â„215 Lee Westwood, $12,320 69-70-76Â„215 Fabin Gmez (1), $11,830 68-73-75Â„216 Richy Werenski (1), $11,830 70-71-75Â„216 Brandt Snedeker (1), $11,550 67-73-77Â„217 Jhonattan Vegas (1), $11,550 71-68-78Â„217 Padraig Harrington (1), $11,340 67-73-79Â„219 Dominic Bozzelli (1), $11,200 72-69-79Â„220QUALIFIERS FOR THE MASTERSThe 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 82nd Masters that starts Thursday. Players listed only in the Â“ rst category for which the y are eli g ible. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark OÂMeara, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize. U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (Â“ ve years): Dustin Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose. BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS (Â“ ve years): Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy. PGA CHAMPIONS (Â“ ve years): Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Jason Dufner. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS (three years): Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler. U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP: a-Doc Redman, a-Doug Ghim. BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Harry Ellis. ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Yin Luxin. LATIN AMERICA AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Joaquin Niemann. U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Matt Parziale. TOP 12 AND TIES-2017 MASTERS: Matt Kuchar, Thomas Pieters, Paul Casey, Kevin Chappell, Ryan Moore, Hideki Matsuyama, Russell Henley. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 U.S. OPEN: Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 BRITISH OPEN: Li Haotong, Rafa Cabrera Bello. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2017 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed. PGA TOUR EVENT WINNERS SINCE 2017 MASTERS (FULL FEDEX CUP POINTS AWARDED): Wesley Bryan, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner, Daniel Berger, Kyle Stanley, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Jhonattan Vegas, Marc Leishman, Brendan Steele, Pat Perez, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire, Austin Cook, Jon Rahm, Gary Woodland, Ted Potter Jr., Ian Poulter. FIELD FROM THE 2017 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Tony Finau, Webb Simpson, Adam Hadwin, Charley Hoffman. TOP 50 FROM FINAL WORLD RANKING IN 2017: Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren, Matt Fitzpatrick, Branden Grace, Ross Fisher, Yuta Ikeda, Bernd Wiesberger, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Yusaku Miyazato. TOP 50 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MARCH 25: Cameron Smith, Satoshi Kodaira, Dylan Frittelli, Chez Reavie. SPECIAL INVITATION: Shubhankar Sharma.LPGA TOURANA INSPIRATIONSaturdayÂs leaders at Mission Hills CC (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif. Purse: $2.8 million. Yardage: 6,763; Par: 72 (adenotes amateur)Third RoundPernilla Lindberg 65-67-70Â„202 Amy Olson 69-68-68Â„205 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-70-66Â„206 Inbee Park 70-69-67Â„206 Jennifer Song 69-69-68Â„206 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-67-69Â„206 Charley Hull 69-68-69Â„206 Sung Hyun Park 68-64-74Â„206 Ayako Uehara 66-71-70Â„207 Shanshan Feng 71-70-67Â„208 Jessica Korda 67-68-73Â„208 Minjee Lee 74-71-64Â„209 Ariya Jutanugarn 72-69-68Â„209 In-Kyung Kim 71-70-68Â„209 Caroline Masson 72-68-69Â„209 a-Albane Valenzuela 67-71-71Â„209 Jeongeun Lee 71-70-69Â„210 Bronte Law 70-70-70Â„210 Cristie Kerr 68-72-70Â„210 Lexi Thompson 68-72-70Â„210 Beatriz Recari 66-72-72Â„210 Marina Alex 73-69-69Â„211 Austin Ernst 72-70-69Â„211 Ryann OÂToole 72-69-70Â„211 Brittany Altomare 68-73-70Â„211 Nelly Korda 71-69-71Â„211 Sun Young Yoo 69-71-71Â„211 Ha Na Jang 67-73-71Â„211 Caroline Inglis 71-72-69Â„212 Pornanong Phatlum 70-73-69Â„212 In Gee Chun 68-71-73Â„212 Mirim Lee 73-71-69Â„213 Anna Nordqvist 73-70-70Â„213 Sandra Gal 72-71-70Â„213 Nasa Hataoka 70-73-70Â„213 Emma Talley 69-73-71Â„213 Azahara Munoz 71-70-72Â„213 Chella Choi 68-73-72Â„213 Sei Young Kim 70-70-73Â„213 Lydia Ko 70-70-73Â„213 Jenny Shin 71-73-70Â„214 Hannah Green 70-74-70Â„214 a-Lilia Vu 73-70-71Â„214 Nicole Broch Larsen 71-72-71Â„214 Michelle Wie 75-67-72Â„214 a-Atthaya Thitikul 71-71-72Â„214 Jeong Eun Lee 72-67-75Â„214 Alena Sharp 71-68-75Â„214 Catriona Matthew 73-72-70Â„215 Angela Stanford 72-73-70Â„215 Gaby Lopez 71-74-70Â„215 Brooke M. Henderson 70-75-70Â„215 Wei-Ling Hsu 74-70-71Â„215 Jin Young Ko 72-72-71Â„215 Hyejin Choi 73-70-72Â„215 Stacy Lewis 72-71-72Â„215 Hee Young Park 69-71-75Â„215 Kris Tamulis 69-76-71Â„216 Jacqui Concolino 71-73-72Â„216 Madelene Sagstrom 70-74-72Â„216 Laetitia Beck 74-69-73Â„216 Sarah Jane Smith 71-72-73Â„216 Kim Kaufman 70-73-73Â„216 Cydney Clanton 71-74-72Â„217 Lindy Duncan 70-73-74Â„217 Paula Creamer 70-72-75Â„217 So Yeon Ryu 75-70-73Â„218 Candie Kung 73-72-73Â„218 Lizette Salas 75-69-74Â„218 Tiffany Joh 72-71-75Â„218 Angel Yin 70-75-74Â„219 a-Rose Zhang 72-70-77Â„219 Florentyna Parker 72-73-75Â„220 Mi Jung Hur 71-74-76Â„221 Morgan Pressel 76-69-78Â„223 Ai Suzuki 72-73-80Â„225WEB.COM TOURSAVANNAH CHAMPIONSHIPSundayÂs leaders at Landings Club Deer Creek GC, Savannah, Ga. Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,094; Par: 72FinalSam Burns, $99,000 72-65-65-65Â„267 Roberto Castro, $59,400 73-65-66-64Â„268 Justin Hueber, $31,900 67-67-69-68Â„271 Scott Langley, $31,900 70-66-68-67Â„271 Julin Etulain, $20,075 68-68-67-70Â„273 Edward Loar, $20,075 68-65-70-70Â„273 Curtis Luck, $20,075 71-68-69-65Â„273 John Chin, $15,950 68-69-69-68Â„274 Sungjae Im, $15,950 70-67-71-66Â„274 Chase Wright, $15,950 69-70-68-67Â„274 Cameron Champ, $12,100 67-70-67-71Â„275 Kyle Jones, $12,100 65-69-75-66Â„275 Max Marsico, $12,100 67-68-70-70Â„275 Ryan McCormick, $12,100 69-67-72-67Â„275 Mark Anderson, $8,250 68-68-70-70Â„276 Eric Axley, $8,250 71-68-68-69Â„276 Kevin Dougherty, $8,250 69-67-71-69Â„276 Michael Hebert, $8,250 71-67-70-68Â„276 Brady Schnell, $8,250 72-67-73-64Â„276 Ben Taylor, $8,250 68-72-70-66Â„276 Josh Teater, $8,250 68-68-71-69Â„276 Jamie Arnold, $5,316 70-69-69-69Â„277 Joseph Bramlett, $5,316 70-70-68-69Â„277 Christian Brand, $5,316 65-69-71-72Â„277 Cameron Percy, $5,316 69-67-73-68Â„277 Peter Tomasulo, $5,316 69-68-73-67Â„277 Seann Harlingten, $3,891 68-70-71-69Â„278 Bo Hoag, $3,891 74-66-66-72Â„278 Dan McCarthy, $3,891 70-66-72-70Â„278 Sebastin Muoz, $3,891 69-70-72-67Â„278 Henrik Norlander, $3,891 72-69-71-66Â„278 David Skinns, $3,891 73-67-66-72Â„278 Mark Hubbard, $3,011 70-69-73-67Â„279 Sean Kelly, $3,011 70-69-72-68Â„279 Carlos Ortiz, $3,011 70-71-66-72Â„279 Scott Pinckney, $3,011 72-69-69-69Â„279 Roger Sloan, $3,011 68-71-72-68Â„279 Michael Weaver, $3,011 72-68-72-67Â„279 Zac Blair, $2,255 71-70-70-69Â„280 Jimmy Gunn, $2,255 72-69-72-67Â„280 Billy Kennerly, $2,255 69-67-77-67Â„280 Steve Marino, $2,255 71-66-72-71Â„280 Maverick McNealy, $2,255 69-68-70-73Â„280 Alex Prugh, $2,255 70-71-70-69Â„280 Jacques Blaauw, $1,678 75-66-67-73Â„281 Brian Davis, $1,678 73-66-76-66Â„281 Scott Harrington, $1,678 73-68-73-67Â„281 Ben Kohles, $1,678 72-69-69-71Â„281 Fernando Mechereffe, $1,678 71-66-76-68Â„281 Matt Ryan, $1,678 74-67-69-71Â„281 Chris Thompson, $1,678 72-69-71-69Â„281 Conner Godsey, $1,493 72-69-74-67Â„282 Max Homa, $1,493 69-71-76-66Â„282 Rick Lamb, $1,493 72-67-76-67Â„282 Nelson Ledesma, $1,493 70-71-72-69Â„282 Jin Park, $1,493 68-68-80-66Â„282 Erik Compton, $1,493 68-71-72-71Â„282 Gerardo Ruiz, $1,493 71-70-70-71Â„282 Jonathan Hodge, $1,430 71-69-73-70Â„283 Stuart MacDonald, $1,430 77-64-68-74Â„283 Kyle Thompson, $1,430 73-67-73-70Â„283
By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressAUGUSTA, Ga. Â„ Sergio Garcia peeled back the blanket and leaned over for another peek at his 3-week-old daughter, sound asleep against her motherÂs chest. As his wife chatted with friends, he walked back over to take a purse that dangled from her arm, and then a shopping bag at her feet. He was much a doting father and husband as he was the Masters champion, and that was only fitting Sunday. The mood is light the day before Masters week officially begins. It feels more like a day of family and celebration, enhanced by the 60 children moving out from the driving range to the chipping area to the 18th green for the Drive, Chip and Putt competition that has become a tradition since it began five years ago. Garcia was a big part of that, too. He became the first defending champion to attend the reception Saturday night. One girl was asked for her best Garcia impersonation from his victory last year, and she crouched, clenched her fists and pumped both arms. According to those in attendance, Garcia came on stage and showed the real thing. Garcia later went out for a practice round with his father, Victor, but not before a big Spanish celebration. The large group next to the outdoor dining area between the clubhouse and the putting green included GarciaÂs parents, his wifeÂs parents, two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal and Jon Rahm, who hopes to become the fourth Spaniard in a green jacket. After speaking in English and Spanish to European Tour television, Rahm said he had to leave. ÂIÂm going wherever he goes,ÂŽ he said, nodding to where Garcia was standing, except that he was referring to Olazabal. Rahm recalled going to a Spanish event five years ago ahead of the World Amateur Team Championship to ask Olazabal what parts of his game needed work. Olazabal told him to concentrate on his chipping and putting. ÂHe said, ÂDo this, do that.Â So I did this, I did that. And I won,ÂŽ Rahm said, smiling before he added, ÂSo I need to listen to this man.ÂŽ There were Masters champions all over Augusta National on Sunday, several of them presenting trophies to the various age groups of winners. Garcia, Adam Scott, Nick Faldo, Mark OÂMeara, Gary Player, Ben Crenshaw and Bubba Watson were among those posing with the kids. Faldo and Watson share one peculiar thing in common at the Masters Â„ multiple victories, no top 10s except for when they win. It goes against so much evidence that M asters champions have a knack for playing well. Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, April 2, 2018 / The Sun Course Totally Renovated!!941-423-6955www.heroncreekgcc.com 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 Sumter Blvd. Between U.S. 41 & I-75, Exit 18227-Holes Arthur Hills Designed NEWULTRADWARF TIFEAGLE GREENS adno=720523Expires 4/14/18$49Before 7:30AM & After 1:00PM$59Anytime$1994 Player Special (Anytime) Where Shopping Makes Cents charlottecountychamber.org adno=50532902Associated PressHUMBLE, Texas Â„ Ian Poulter delivered another big moment Sunday, this one for himself. Down to his last putt, Poulter made a 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Beau Hossler, and then he won the Houston Open with a par on the first extra hole to earn the last spot in the Masters. One week after Poulter was mistakenly told he had locked up a spot at Augusta National through the world ranking, he left no doubt by winning with a clutch moment reminiscent of his Ryder Cup heroics from Medinah in 2012. ÂI had to dig deep today,ÂŽ said Poulter, who closed with a 5-under 67. Hossler, who also shot 67, overcame a three-shot deficit with four straight birdies on the back nine. He had a chance to win on the 18th in regulation with a 30-foot birdie putt that trickled over the right edge of the cup. That set the stage for Poulter, and the 42-year-old from England lived up to his nickname as ÂThe PostmanÂŽ by delivering his biggest putt in years. Poulter pounded his chest five times when the putt dropped, and all Hossler could do was smile. ÂI did think IÂd made it,ÂŽ Hossler said, Âbut it hung out there. Ian basically had the same putt and thereÂs no way he was going to miss it after watching my ball. I gave Ian the perfect read (for him) to make his putt. I knew he was going to make it.ÂŽ In the sudden-death playoff on the 18th, one of the more daunting finishing holes off the tee with water down the left side and a bunker to the right, Hossler found the bunker for the second time. He hit into a greenside bunker, and his third shot caught way too much ball and went over the green and into the water. Poulter was safely on the green as Hossler took his penalty drop, chipped onto the green and took two putts for a triple bogey. They finished at 19-under 269. Poulter won for the third time on the PGA Tour, and his first in America since the Match Play in 2010 at Arizona. This was his first stroke-play victory in America, and the timing could not have been better. When he reached the quarterfinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play last weekend in Austin, he was told that it was enough to get him into the top 50 in the world ranking by the end of the weekend, the cutoff for qualifying for the Masters. It turned out he needed to win his quarterfinal match, and Poulter was informed of the mistake before he teed off. Kevin Kisner beat him, 8 and 6. Poulter was so disappointed that he contemplated not even going to Houston, and when he opened with a 73 in a first round of low scoring, he packed his bags and prepared to go home to Florida the next day. Instead, he bounced back with a 64, and shot 65-67 on the weekend. ÂLast week was painful,ÂŽ he said. ÂTo come here this week, I was tired. I was frustrated on Thursday. ... I was patient. I waited my time. And this is amazing.ÂŽ It was his first victory since the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship event at Mission Hills in China in 2012. That was a month after Poulter led Europe to a stunning tu rnaround in the Ryder Cup by making five straight birdies to win a fourballs match and give Europe momentum to overcome a four-point deficit. Along with going to the Masters, Poulter cracks the top 30 in the world and now is in good shape to be eligible for the rest of the majors. He also has a two-year exemption, critical because he nearly lost his card a year ago until he was spared by a clerical error by the tour. ÂThe journey continues. IÂve had 19 good years on tour and I guess IÂve got another couple coming,ÂŽ Poulter said. ÂI think IÂve got some good golf left in me. I think I proved it this week. So thereÂs life in the old dog yet.ÂŽ Hossler did everything right until the playoff. His four straight birdies included a 30-footer on the par-3 14th to tie for the lead, and a wedge that settled 4 feet below the hole that gave him the lead with three to play. ÂI said yesterday I wanted to beat these guys at their best and I think I saw IanÂs best today,ÂŽ Hossler said. ÂItÂs a bummer, but IÂm very proud of the way I played.ÂŽ Jordan Spieth closed with a 66 and tied for third with Emiliano Grillo (68), giving Spieth momentum for the Masters. It was SpiethÂs best finish against a full field since he tied for second in the Dell Technologies Championship outside Boston in September. ÂGoal accomplished for the week,ÂŽ Spieth said. ÂIÂve made some big strides from my last couple tournaments. IÂm very excited for what next week holds.ÂŽGOLF: Houston OpenPoulter delivers to win Houston OpenAP PHOTOIan Poulter hits his third shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the Houston Open, Saturday in Humble, Texas. lefty Jose Alvarado, who got out of the jam with the help of WendleÂs stop and throw at second. Rookie Yonny Chirinos made his major-league debut in the sixth. He struck out Blake Swihart, the first batter he faced, walked Holt, hit Betts to load the bases then allowed the hit to Devers that scored only the one run. It was otherwise a solid debut for Chirinos. He pitched four innings and allowed one hit. But the appearance took him out of the running to start Monday, when the Rays will employ their second bullpen day of the season and second in three games. After the game, they announced that Austin Pruitt would start. Matt Andriese will also be available. Boston starter Hector Velazquez pitched 5 2/ 3 innings. He allowed five hits and struck out five and allowed the run on MillerÂs homer.RAYSFrom Page 1fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. He possesses perhaps the gameÂs biggest serve but has never reached a Grand Slam semifinal, largely because a lack of mobility makes it difficult for him to stay in rallies. The string of victories on Key Biscayne surprised even him because he arrived with a record of 1-6 this year, including losses to players with rankings of 60, 62, 78 and 91. ÂI couldnÂt have scripted this,ÂŽ Isner said. ÂI was playing very poorly. But thatÂs the way tennis goes. You gain a little confidence, and things start to roll your way.ÂŽ He played an almost flawless semifinal to beat Juan Martin del Potro, and was just good enough against the fourth-seeded Zverev, a precocious 20-year-old German who was bidding for his third Masters 1000 title in the past 12 months. The Key Biscayne finale drew a nearcapacity crowd, and the atmosphere was electrifying at times. When Isner hit a forehand winner during a tense final game of the second set, he whirled his index finger as he looked around at the roaring crowd, coaxing the decibel level still higher. Two points later, when Zverev won a wild exchange with both players at the net, he waved both arms toward the stands, inspiring another crescendo from the fans. IsnerÂs serve allowed him to overcome inconsistent returning, a succession of botched volleys and shaky play at crunch time. He converted only two of 12 break-point chances and lost his final three service points in the tiebreaker. But he gave Zverev only three break-point chances, and IsnerÂs serve was at its best down the stretch. He made 83 percent of his first serves in the final set. Meanwhile, baseline errors by Zverev mounted. ÂI think I missed more shots today than I did in the whole tournament,ÂŽ the young German said. ÂI played bad from the baseline, but itÂs not easy against John. You always feel the pressure that if you get broken, you might lose the set.ÂŽ Mindful of that small margin for error when he lost serve to fall behind 5-4 in the final set, Zverev let his frustration boil over. He slammed his racket to the concrete, picked it up and slammed it again, and then tossed it gently to the stands as a mangled souvenir. When Isner sealed the victory four points later, he also tossed his racket Â„ but in celebration. Then it was time to dance.ISNERFrom Page 1AP PHOTOJohn Isner returns to Alexander Zverev, of Russia, during the final at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday. GOLF: MastersGarcia makes Sunday arrival at Augusta a day for familyAP PHOTODefending Masters champion Sergio Garcia, left, greets Nicholas Gross, of Downington, Pa., after GrossÂ putt on the 18th green to win the putting championship for his age group during the Drive Chip Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday.