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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 98 | $1.25 Good Morning To Judt Le Barge Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, April 8, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds ....................... D4-D5 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRESuperintendents plan cuts 30 positionsSEBRING „ Amid continued budget challenges, Highlands County School Superintendent Brenda Longshores draft plan for personnel allocations for 2018-19 shows a net reduction of 30.5 full-time positions. The proposed changes include a reduction of 13.5 school level instructional positions, 11 school level support positions, four district level instructional and two district support jobs. The plans summary shows a decrease in the remaining four media specialists positions. In commenting on the elimination of the media specialist positions, Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge said Thursday that salaries and bene“ts comprise more than 80 percent of the general fund budget and there have been several things that have hit the budget this school year, including a lawsuit settlement and increasing insurance costs. If approved by the Highlands County School Board, the plan would reduce the number of full-time positions from 1,544.1 to 1,513.6. The classroom teacher allocations have been adjusted by following the Class Size formula, resulting in a net reduction of 8.5 teachers. The School Board will By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Everglades Seasoning, which is now packaged and marketed in Sebring, originated a long distance from the Everglades, or so the story goes. It all began when Bill Gerstman, a seargent in the U.S. Army during World War II, ended up with mess hall duty. Years later, Gerstman would tell people that he would cook the standard army fare and notice that many of the soldiers would only eat some of the food. To his dismay, they would throw away the remainder. Surmising that the taste of the food was the reason, Gerstman experimented with mixing different spices. Then he came up with a mixture that seemed to make the soldiers want to eat mo re. For some reason that remains open to speculation, Gerstman called the spicy mixture Monkey Dust.Ž And that Monkey Dust was the name that stuck for many years, appearing on the early packaging. In 1976, people decided that the product would be more marketable if it was named Everglades Seasoning, although it was never actually produced in the Everglades, said Kelly Bronson, marketing director. Bronson said Gerstman eventually ended up in LaBelle, where for many years he mixed the spices for the seasoning at the LaBelle Trading Post. He already had your meat seasoned when you picked it up,Ž said Chris Sebring, the owner of Everglades Seasoning, along with his wife, Kristine. They also sold the seasoning separately. It used to be sold in paper bags,Ž said Jenna Buchanan, office manager for Everglades Seasoning. Everglades Seasoning turned out to be a natural meat tenderizer, she said. As to why it was originally called Monkey Dust, I dont think we ever knew the answer,Ž Bronson said. Gerstman, who is no longer living, sold the recipe for the seasoning to a family with the last name Cross. Then, a few years later, the Cross family sold ownership to four men. One of those men, Chris Sebring „ a great-grandson of Sebring founder George Sebring, is today the sole owner. Sebring said he had always used the seasoning on meat. We do a lot of hunting and fishing.Ž And Everglades Seasoning enhances the taste of the meat when its cooked, he said. Sebring said he and his partners approached the Cross family about buying the product, but the family wasnt ready to sell. Then a year later, they sold Everglades Seasoning to Sebring, Elgin Bayless, Seth Howard and Mark Goss. The headquarters of Everglades Seasoning moved to property at Sebring Regional Airport in 2001. There it remained until last year, when the owners bought a warehouse building on State Road 66. Every year, upwards of 300,000 pounds of Everglades Seasoning is produced. And there are multiple varieties of the seasoning available, including a barbecue sauce that has won numerous awards. The varieties include mesquite-flavored barbecue rub, Everglades fish and Chicken Seasoning and Everglades Heat. The seasoning, while originally used primarily for meat, has become popular with many other items, including potato salad and popcorn. The seasoning is available at some restaurants and some grocery chains, including Walmart, Sams, Winn-Dixie, Publix and Jungle Jims. The spices are mixed according to the companys recipes in a plant in Maryland and then shipped to Sebring where its packaged and marketed. A lot of the marketing is done on the internet and thats Adding flavor to your foodBy JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITERFor many, Everglades Seasoning fits the bill SEBRING „ On Friday, Herman Rogers and his family ful“lled the American Dream. After several years of trying to accomplish that dream, the captain with Okeechobee Correctional Institute, his wife, Mandy; and his children, Clayton, 8, Caeden, 13, and Kylie, 11, began moving into their new four-bedroom house in Sun n Lake. They have been renting a house in Avon Park. Their success in buying a home is in no small part to a program called Homes for Heroes that helps teachers, law enforcement of“cers and veterans, Jason True, a senior mortgage of“cer with Geneva Financial, said the program started in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Many “re“ghters and law enforcement of“cers lost their lives responding to those attacks. Homes for Heroes goes beyond just helping law enforcement, “re“ghters and people in the military, including Housing program benefits public servantsBy JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITERCHAMPIONS GATE … With popular Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam now running for governor, the race to elect his replacement has attracted six candidates so far. Three of them, Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-District 26; former member of the House Baxter Troutman of Frostproof; and former member of the House Matt Caldwell of Ft. Myers each gave 15-minute speeches at the annual Lay of the Land Conference near Orlando April 5. According to the conference organizers, the other three candidates were invited but chose not to attend. They are: Mike McCalister a veteran and registered Crowded race for Fla. ag commissionerBy CHARLES A BAKER IIISUN NEWS WRITER JAY MEISEL/STAFFJavier Cotto and Glenda Torres begin to package and label Everglades Seasoning. Ruben Arocho, who is not pictured, also is part of the team. Chris Sebring shows boxes of Everglades Seasoning that will be shipped to various retailers, such as Publix. Sebring and his wife, Kristine, recently became the sole owners of Everglades Seasoning. EVERGLADES | 7 MARC VALERO/STAFFWoodlawn Elementary School would gain 3.5 classroom teachers under Superintendent Brenda Longshores proposed personnel allocations for the 2018-19 school year. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You WAUCHULA „ The Wauchula State Bank board of directors has added Gary R. RobŽ Roberts to its senior leadership group. Roberts, the new executive vice president, has been with the bank 22 years, most recently serving as a vice president, commercial loan of“cer and branch manager of the SebringLake Jackson of“ce, a position he will continue to maintain. Roberts helped start that of“ce in 2000. A second branch, SebringFairmount, opened in 2007. We opened the “rst Sebring of“ce to accommodate the large number of our customers who lived in the area,Ž Roberts said. It is very gratifying to be a part of this bank and the extraordinary growth we have experienced over the years. We continue working hard to meet customers “nancial needs with honesty and integrity.Ž Born and raised in Hardee County, Roberts has had strong family ties to Floridas Heartland for generations. He joined the Wauchula State Bank family in 1996 after serving 10 years as an of“cer and Apache attack-helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of South Florida State College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Florida School of Banking. He has served in several nonpro“t organizations over the years and is currently on the SFSC Foundation board of directors. He enjoys ”ying, “shing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.Bank names Roberts executive vice presidentSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ROBERTS School district keeps Advanced AcademicsBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFThe rst-grade Advanced Academics class at Sun N Lake Elementary with teacher Susie Henson-Smith.SEBRING „ Even though some people believed that Advanced Academics was being eliminated or was undergoing a major restructuring, the program that serves advanced students will continue without major changes. Highlands County School Board Chairman Jill Compton-Twist said she thinks the Advanced Academics confusion has been resolved. It is my understanding that we are not getting rid of any of the Advanced Academics classes K through 5,Ž she said. Commenting on the school districts Facebook page, Superintendent Brenda Longshore said the turnout at Mondays Advanced Academics meeting was good and the input from parents, teachers and administrators was valuable. Elementary school principals met Tuesday and took this input into careful consideration as they reviewed current procedures and practices used to identify students in grades K-5 for advanced and accelerated academics, she said. They have recommended continuing existing kindergarten HAART programs and I support them in this recommendation.Ž Parent Diane Juve led the grassroots effort to start Advanced Academics, also known as HAART (Highlands Advanced Academics Rising Together). It started at the fourthand “fth-grade levels in 2005 and expanded each year to eventually include kindergarten through “fth grade. Kindergarten HAART will be maintained and there will be no changes in grades 1-5, she said Thursday. The Advanced Academics committee will start looking at the eligibility requirements to get into the program in kindergarten and also how to better meet the needs of the students who dont “t in the full-time advanced academics classroom, Juve said. Some students may excel in science and math but dont excel in reading necessarily, but the district wants them to excel in science and math, she said. So we will all work together to “gure out how to expand the program to meet their needs, but we wont expand it by restructuring it,Ž Juve said. Many parents and teachers attended Mondays Advanced Academics Committee meeting and several of the districts top leadership attended, listened and explained what they were doing to meet the new regulations, she said. We are all on the same page now, which is wonderful,Ž Juve said. Now we just have to “gure out how we can expand to meet those kids we are missing.Ž 1. There are almost no archeological records available to help determine the early history and domestication of the radish. However, scientists tentatively locate the origin of Raphanus sativus in southeast Asia. 2. The strong, slightly pungent ”avor of radishes is caused by allyl isothiocyanates. These are oils present in mustard, horseradish, and wasabi as well. 3. Radishes, onions and garlic were paid as wagesŽ to the ancient Egyptian laborers who built the Pyramids. 4. The annual Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) festival In Mexico, takes place 24 hours prior to Christmas Eve. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 New state coordinator hits bullseye with new jobsLAKE PLACID „ Bill Tillett is aiming to make Florida 4-H the best it can be as the new state co-coordinator for 4-H Shooting Sports with Jerry Culen and as assistant camp resident for 4-H Camp Cloverleaf near Leisure Lakes. Tillett stepped into his new position on March 23. On the shooting sports side, my responsibilities are going to be looking at how often we have the state training so that the volunteers can teach youth,Ž Tillett said. I will work on planning and coordinating all the state matches, and I will represent Florida 4-H in the National Shooting Sports and serve as a liaison between the two different committees.Ž As a camp resident at Cloverleaf, Tillett is excited to implement programs that teach lessons while the children play. He is planning on conferring with many others in the communities to better the 4-H programs and camps. I will mainly be focused on the summer camps, and I will work with 27 counties in the creation and implementation of their county camp meets that start in June and run through July. I will work with each county agent and “nd out what they think camp is and how they would like to see their county camp form. I will supervise the camp staff and make sure that all the needs, both physically and mentally, are being met,Ž he said. This 4-H alumni said that he grew up in the program and is looking forward to being in charge of the 90-100 kids per week that he will have in summer. He said they had 750-775 kids last summer. All of the volunteers at the camp are certi“ed Red Cross lifeguards. Everything is educational, so we have to incorporate that and fun,Ž Tillett said. We incorporate it into things like using a bow and arrow in archery to teach potential and kinetic energy, and when they are kayaking, they are learning about water tension. By incorporating fun, the kids dont realize they are learning. We take a lot of time to learn that. We are teaching through life skills.Ž The toughest part of his job has not been determined by Tillett yet. He said he hasnt been on the job long enough but he will be talking to several other leaders and asking what they feel his position should encompass. I want to really develop a plan to make it happen.Ž Tillett has fond memories of growing up in 4-H clubs and attending 4-H camps. When I grew up and went to 4-H camp, that was a favorite thing ever,Ž Tillett said. Working at camp has been like a dream come true. My favorite thing was to go out on the two-story “shing boat. We used to get our life jackets on and jump off the upper deckŽ He will allow his campers to do the same in the middle of the lake. He said that he is not afraid of running into gators because of the clubs close relationship with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation, which can remove problem gators. Tillett is an alumni of University of South Florida with a bachelors degree in business management and is working on wrapping up a masters degree in hospitality management. To contact Tillett, email Wtillett@u”.edu.By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITER COURTESY PHOTOBill Tillett will be a very busy man with two new jobs as the new state co-coordinator for 4-H Shooting Sports and as the Assistant Camp Resident for 4-H Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid.SFSC hosts worlds largest one-day leadership conferenceAVON PARK „ South Florida State College will host Leadercast, the worlds largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4. This year marks the 18th year of the annual leadership conference and the “rst year that SFSC will be hosting the event at its Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto campuses. The theme of this years conference is, Lead Yourself.Ž What does it look like to lead yourself? How can you intentionally develop your own leadership skills and style? What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader? In 2018, the Leadercast Live stage will highlight leaders who will answer these questions and explain the power and importance of leading yourself “rst so you can lead others well. Leadercast Live will allow attendees and viewers to improve their own personal leadership journey with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth. Top leadership experts will inspire more than the 300 people attending the local event, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries. The leadership experts speaking this year are: €Jen Bricker … acrobat, aerialist, author and speaker €Kate Cole … top female business leader and COO and president of FOCUS Brands, North America €Ian Cron bestselling author, psychotherapist, enneagram teacher and speaker €Michael Hyatt author, speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Co. €Mae Jemison NASA astronaut, engineer and physician €Jim Loehr co-founder of the Human Performance Institute €Carey Lohrenz the “rst female F-14 pilot, speaker and trainer €Andy Stanley bestselling author and communicator €Joe Torre … Hall of Fame baseball manager For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, managers, community members, and employees, a news release states. With a constantly impressive lineup of speakers and the on-target themes year-over-year (and at such a value), I consider Leadercast a cant-miss event,Ž said Kalpana Ommen, vice president of talent acquisition at Cox Enterprises and nine-year Leadercast attendee The whole day was interesting from start to “nish. It was valuable to hear from leaders from various “elds, as each had different perspectives and experiences. I was able to learn from leaders whom I otherwise would not have known of because I was unfamiliar with their work,Ž said Katie Booth, Mount Vernon Nazarene University For more information and to purchase a ticket or sponsorship for the Leadercast SFSC event, visit leadercast-live-2018.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN adno=3562016


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESKenneth B. Ayres Jr. Kenneth B. Ayres Jr., 37, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home in Avon Park. He was born Aug. 16, 1980 in Hackettstown, New Jersey to Kenneth B. and Catherine (Wotasek) Ayres and came to the area 21 years ago from New Jersey. He was in construction. Ken loved spending time with family and friends and always took great pleasure in helping others. Whenever there was a need for repairs on cars of friends and family, he always took care of it. He also enjoyed “shing and gathering for picnics. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth B. Ayres Sr. Survivors include his mother, Catherine Ayres of Sebring; brother, Robert J. Delaney of New Jersey; sister, Caitlin Delaney of Gainesville, Florida; and uncles, Joseph Wotasek and John Wotasek, both of Sebring. A Celebration of Life will be held at Veterans Beach in Sebring at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-1546.William F. GoddardWilliam Floyd Goddard passed away peacefully Monday, April 2, 2018 at Highlands Regional Hospital in Sebring, Florida. He was born on April 9, 1926, to James Clarence and Jennie Belle (Starkey) Goddard in Jacksonburg, West Virginia. Bill spent most of his life living in Grafton, Ohio where he served on the village council for eight years before moving to Sebring, Florida in 1982. Here, he enjoyed a full and rewarding life in retirement with his wife Wilma. Bill served as a master sergeant in the United States Army during the Occupation after World War II as a member of the 6th Armored Division. Bill is survived by daughters, Debra (Steve) Cihla, Anita Goddard, and Cathy (Don) Dusky and sonin-law, Gary Mason. He is Grandpa to Allison (Mark) Poling, Lauren (Bob) Taylor, Jessica (Jeremy) Schillig, Kyle (Brittany) Dusky, Jared (Emily) Dusky, Rachel (Steve) Silva and Philip Mason. He is great-papa to William Poling, Laine and Henry Taylor, Austin and Elliana Schillig, and Cruz Silva. Preceding him in death was his wife of 48 years, Wilma (Fisher) Goddard; daughter, Vicki Mason; brothers, James (Boyd), John and Kenneth Goddard; and sisters, Alice Goddard, Ruby Johnston, Jessie Cain, Evelyn (Evie) Byard, and Mary Huggins. A memorial service will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Sebring Hills Club House, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. Donations can be made to the charity of choice or Veterans of Foreign War in your local community. Interment will be out of state. Bill will be remembered for his faith in God, love of family and friends, friendliness, kindness, willingness to help and never knowing a stranger. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at HumbleJeraldine (Gibson) Humble, 89, passed away peacefully in her home on March 30, 2018. Jeraldine was born in Clay County, Indiana on Oct. 5, 1928 to Henry and Olive (Orman) Gibson. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Jeraldine was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Hunter. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and her sister, Grace Yowell of Indiana. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at Earl L. KentEarl Lewis Kent, 83, of Sebring, Florida passed away on April 5, 2018 at Sunny Hills Assisted Living. He was born July 11,1934 in Dayton, Ohio to Earl C. And Shirley T. (Small) Kent. For a number of years he was a vendor at the weekly ”ea market at the fairgrounds and always enjoyed seeing people there. He is survived by his brother, Richard T. Kent, and sister, Carole Chapman, both of Avon Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-1546.Raymond T. MakiRaymond Toivo Maki, 91, was born on Sept. 18, 1926 in Rudyard, Michigan. He went to his eternal home with the Lord on Feb. 2, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. Raymond was a man of faith who loved the Lord Jesus. He had a quick wit, loved to laugh, and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Raymond was a veteran, serving during WWII with the Army Air Corps. He retired from the “re department in Detroit, Michigan. He also worked as the public safety director for the Sebring, Florida Airport Authority and as a police of“cer in Sebring, Florida. He leaves behind his loving wife, Rita, as well as his children, Marlene Marla Shaw, Dianne McCoy, Linda (Craig) Pfent, Sharon (Ed) Gould, Sarah Drake, Marlene (Tom) Overheul, and Darlene (Larry) Selph; his step-children, Janis (Jerry) Ellsworth, Kayla (Bill) Partykula, Jeff (Mary) Olson, Kyle (Sherri) Olson, Randen Olson, and Gayle Wajda. He also leaves behind his brother, Terry Maki, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870.Sharon K. MonkSharon K. Monk passed away on March 2, 2018. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa on Oct. 25,1945 to George and Inis (Hardy) Bass. Sharon had been a resident of Avon Park, Florida since 1997, coming from Waterloo, Iowa. She was a very active lady who loved home decorating, crafts, painting, and most of all she loved her husband. She is survived by her husband, Ray Monk; brother, Gary (Kay) Bass of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Beverly Bass of Goshen, Alabama; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her son, Ray Monk Jr. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh. com. SEBRING „ First Baptist Church of Sebring will celebrate the Rev. Allen Higginbothams 70 years of ministerial service today. Higginbotham served as FBC Sebrings senior pastor early in his career from 1965 1966. He has since served as an interim pastor on multiple occasions. The community is invited to hear him speak at 10:30 a.m. and to celebrate his 70 years of pastoral service at 6 p.m. today. He was born in Plant City. He graduated from Florida Southern College, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Theological Seminary. He gave his heart to the Lord when he was 11 years old and gave his “rst sermon at First Baptist Church of Plant City when he was 14 years old. By the time he was 15 years old he was a licensed pastor and served as interim pastor at Alafy Baptist Church. He was ordained at the age of 17 when he was a senior in high school and served as the pastor of Richlyn Baptist Church. He served there for “ve years while he completed high school and graduated from Florida Southern College,Ž a news release states. Over the past 70 years, Higginbotham has served in six different churches as the pastor, been an interim pastor 27 times in 16 different churches and spent more than “ve years as an evangelist across the country. Higginbotham has been married to his wife Mary for the past 49 years. FBC Sebring is located downtown at 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring. For more information, call the church at 863-385-5154. Church marks pastors 70 years of serviceSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ORLANDO (AP) „ In one of Orlandos oldest shopping districts, First Class Automotive on east Colonial Drive offers its customers a ride within “ve miles of the shop. When it “rst opened 15 years ago, it was a given that customers would want to go across the street for a shopping trip to Orlando Fashion Square while crews worked on their cars. But with the decline of the mall, thats rare these days. Now its a ghost town,Ž said owner Nabil Armaly. Id love to see something new to bring people back we need to have new things to bring people out to see whats going on outside their neighborhoods.Ž The mall is among several Orlando sites „ including Magic Mall Plaza Orlando, Rosemont Plaza and an abandoned Kmart on Semoran Boulevard „ the city has targeted for redevelopment through a new program offering a deep cut in property taxes. Approved last month by the City Council, it awards developers a 50 percent city property tax refund over 10 years on new taxes generated by improvements. The goal of this program is to have fullscale redevelopment,Ž Orlandos business development manager Sherry Gutch said. (Its) not to just “x things up.Ž Recently city of“cials began talking with owners of the sites it has targeted, in hopes of drumming up interest. Gutch said Orlando of“cials would like to see mixed-use developments that bring new restaurants, bars and shops to Fashion Square, which Tampa-based DeBartolo Development Co. is trying to purchase from The Bancorp, a lender. Attempts to reach DeBartolo and The Bancorp werent successful. Last year, Bancorp took over the mall from UP-Fieldgate US Investments. UP had big plans to improve the mall with new retailers and a hotel. While a new Dicks Sporting Goods opened, the hotel never came to fruition. Seritage Growth Properties is building an Orchard Supply Hardware and Floor & Decor on out parcels of the mall that until recently housed a Sears for “ve decades. As interest in the mall has dwindled, Armaly has seen a drop in business at his shop that repairs imported vehicles as well as turnover at other neighboring stores. In other neighborhoods along Colonial, new restaurants have helped bring in customers. Look at Mills (Avenue), theyre building all kinds of new stuff around it that people want to go to,Ž he said, adding that his stretch of Colonial is just the same old thing.Ž While encouraged by renewed ideas to spark growth on the mall property, hes not sold that it will happen. Ive been hearing a lot of talk and no action,Ž Armaly said. At Curry Ford Road and Semoran Boulevard, the surrounding neighborhood has grocery stores, restaurants and banks. But its also plagued by an empty shopping center that sits dormant with plywood where a door should be. Its been about 10 years since this former Kmart was an operating business, Gutch said. Next door, Ken Green, a pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, said the new development could help the community, which he said has also seen improvements through a city program designed to lure customers into the district north of the airport. I am happy to see that the city is taking an interest in that property,Ž Green said. Its exciting to think of the opportunities.Ž If the program is successful, residents could bene“t from affordable housing as well as new places to shop and eat, Gutch said. Each plan would be speci“c to the site and could require developers to meet green and design initiatives, as well as be connected to neighborhoods and trails. Some of these properties have tenants in them but arent operating at full potential,Ž Gutch said. For the community, seeing the properties operate at full potential would be the biggest bene“t.ŽOrlando offers tax break to spark revival of empty plazasBy RYAN GILLESPIEORLANDO SENTINEL JOE BURBANK/ ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA APIn this Friday, March 23, 2018 photo, automotive shop owner Nabil Armaly poses in front of his store in Orlando. Amaly has owned the business for 15 years. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSScribes Night OutSEBRING The Scribes Night Out promotes the love of writing in an open mic format. All writers over 18 are invited, published or not. No dues nor admission fees. Meets the second and fourth Monday each month. Next meeting is at 5 p.m. April 9, at Sweet Frogs in Sebring. For information, call Artie at 863-385-1554.Writers Roundtable setSEBRING The Florida Writers Association Writers Roundtable Chapter meets the second Tuesday each month at the Avon Park Public Library from 1-3 p.m. Next meeting is Tuesday, April 10. This is a topic oriented presentation/discussion group for anyone over 18. For more information, email Suzanna Harvill at MARSP monthly meetingAVON PARK The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Avon Park Public Library in the conference room. This is the “nal meeting of the season. All retired school personnel from Michigan are invited to attend. For information, call Dianne at 863-655-6825.Chamber membership lunchLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Greater Chamber of Commerce April Membership Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at the Genesis Center. RSVP to lp” or call 863-465-4331 no later than noon Monday. Cost is $12 per person. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention 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 … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to Given the recent spate of local arrests on child porn charges, it was welcome news to learn Monday that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has upgraded its sexual offenders and predators search website. The site „ Offender.FDLE.State.FL.US „ allows the public to check whether someone is an offender or predator and, if so, “nd out his or her address, date of birth, convictions and vehicle information. It comes with a photo and a physical description, including identifying marks. Its also possible to do a search by address up to a “ve-mile radius. That search parameter for the Highlands News-Suns address, 315 U.S. 27 North in Sebring, showed more than 120 registrants, with the vast majority of them classi“ed as offenders. Under Florida law, a sex offender is someone convicted of a crime ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual battery to transmission of child pornography to human traf“cking. A sexual predator is someone who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense and been designated a predator by court order. The term also applies to someone who has been civilly committed under Floridas Jimmy Ryce Sexually Violent Predator Act. Offenders and predators are required to register their whereabouts at least twice a year, generally for life, and predators and some offenders must report to the local sheriffs of“ce four times a year. Failing to do so is a felony. The site has links to national and state registries and connects visitors to forms to sign up for an alert if a predator moves into their neighborhood. They can also register to receive Amber Alerts for child abductions; Blue Alerts, when a law enforcement of“cer has been killed or seriously injured or is missing in the line of duty and a dangerous suspect is still at large; missing child alerts, regarding children whose whereabouts are unknown but without evidence of a kidnapping; and Silver Alerts, about a missing person who suffers from an irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties.Ž We applaud the FDLEs effort to help the public stay better informed, especially to the extent it will help to protect our children. While school shootings command headlines, children are more at risk from offenders and predators than someone with a gun. Being able to identify the people who are known to have committed sexual offenses empowers the community at large, and parents in particular, to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk. The Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce for years has inserted its Sexual Offenders and Predators publication in the Highlands NewsSun just before Halloween. Last year, Sheriff Paul Blackman chose not to. If you want to know how many offenders or predators are living in your neighborhood, visit Offender.FDLE.State.FL.US (click on the Offender application). Do it as soon as possible to take advantage of this updated tool in the battle against sex crimes.Updated sex offender registry a useful toolI recently met a big-wig who said to me, Just call me Jimmy.Ž His dad is Big Jimmy. His son is Jimmy Theo. His nephew is Little Jimmy. He is Baby Jimmy. Thats my kind of family. Our Jimmy grew up with three older brothers. All four brothers were raised by parents who didnt believe in giving a kid an allowance. The four boys could certainly have money, but by earning money working in the family restaurant. From busing tables in the bakery, a 10-year old boy grew up learning the relationship between hard work and money Their restaurant, Capt. Andersons, located in Panama City, is an oldstyle Florida restaurant. Great restaurateurs, like Jimmys family, know that employees and customers are part of the extended family. Multiple generations of employees have other family members among the 200 employees. During the long, hot, busy summer months in Panama City, customers often bring in three generations to share a family meal. People propose to their spouse, celebrate birthdays and share some of their most intimate celebrations at Capt. Andersons. Everyone is part of Jimmys extended family. A great restaurateur loves the give and take with the public. When you are in the restaurant business, you are on automatic programming to deliver happiness to customers, or to solve their problems as quick as possible. Serving customers good food with a great experience is a cherished type of public service. Its too bad more restaurant owners dont go to Tallahassee and serve us in government the way our Jimmy did. With that hint about Tallahassee youve probably guessed this column is about Jimmy Patronis. Be honest, without looking at Google, did you know that my new acquaintance, Jimmy Patronis, is the incumbent chief “nancial of“cer of the state of Florida and carries a badge? Be honest, did you know that the states chief “nancial of“cer is the states business manager, “re marshal, arson investigator, head of unclaimed property, trustee for the states real estate, leads hurricane response efforts, manages the states insurance and resolves insurance fraud? Visit the lost and found for unclaimed property. www.” A local consumer received a life insurance payout they didnt even know existed. Over $200 million since July 1 has been returned to its rightful owner by Jimmy. In February, he returned more than $27.6 million; breaking the 57year monthly record. Jimmys team successfully prosecuted more than 451 people for insurance fraud in the last year. Requested restitution was over $47 million. As the state “re marshal, Jimmys team oversees the “rst boots on the ground to save lives after a hurricane. Jimmy would like you to know that eight people died during Irma because they wanted to make sure no one stole their portable generator. A portable generator inside your house creates carbon monoxide and can kill you. Previously, our “rst responders were not eligible for workers compensation if they incur PTSD „ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. First responders see horri“c images and our “re“ghters alone have “ve times the suicide rate as the rest of the country. Plus, they are macho and dont want to show weakness. In his “rst six months on the job, Jimmy fought to have our “rst responders PTSD covered. Fortunately, our Legislature worked with Jimmy and unanimously passed a bill to cover our “rst responders PTSD this last session. Its a long way from busboy to chief “nancial of“cer of the State of Florida. But please, still call him Jimmy. Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employee-owned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at daviddr@sun-herald. com.He gave back $200 million, but just call him Jimmy David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS YOUR VIEW Rebuttal to two lettersThis letter is in reply to two previous letters by two different writers on the subject of our 44th President, Barack Obama. The “rst letter, which is always signed by two people, I will assume are husband and wife. In their letter they remarked that the shooting at the Fort Hood Army base was done by an American. I beg to differ. The shooting was done by a devout Muslim named Hasson, a major in the Army, as he ran through the commissary shouting Allah Akbar shooting down and killing 13 people. Obama called that workplace violence. Had that happened on the streets of Baghdad, it would be called a terrorist attack. I dont think the majority of Americans shout Allah Akbar in their workplace. The second letter questioned the fact that if Obama sat in Jeremiah Wrights church for a number of years, he must be a Christian and not a Muslim. If Wrights church was Christian it must have been a “re and brimstone type with all the damning comments he made about America. Obama left that church because it would not look good on his political resume as he ran for junior senator from Illinois. Lest we forget he spent nine years in Indonesia in a Muslim school under the name Barry Satoro. Why the two different names? These are just the facts folks, not someones opinion. Hal Graves SebringFocus on the real needsOur president says it is time to get our armed forces out of Syria. He recently said that after spending more than $7 trillion over 17 years we have nothing to show for the effort. How correct he is. $7 trillion would have done more for this country if it had been spent on education, health care, improving social security and rebuilding the infrastructure of the country The position of the president is a recognition that war and bombs achieve little. In the next breath, however, the president reveals a blindness with his focus on building a wall. The fact that we are still in Syria and will be for many months to come reveals the power of the military industrial complex. It is time for Congress to step up and support the presidents position to leave Syria. At the same time, perhaps Congress will “nd the courage to focus on the real needs of this country and not waste our resources on building a wall. Alan J. Kromholz Sebring


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 veterans. It also bene“ts teachers, healthcare workers and emergency medical responders. Since the program started in 2002, more than $35 million has been returned to homebuyers who qualify under one of the public service categories. During the past 16 years, the program has been gradually expanding. The Rogers family was the “rst family in Highlands County to participate, True said. On Friday, True and Steve Barrett presented Rogers with a ceremonial check for $2,011. The real paper check the family receives will be about $1,500. The other $500 comes from the family not having to pay an appraisal fee. The amount of savings under the program is based on the sale price of the home. Rogers has worked at the Okeechobee County Correctional Institute for 16 years. He said he has dreamed of buying a house for years, but was never able to “nd anything that was affordable while meeting the family needs. They were looking for a home with at least four bedrooms. Before contacting real estate agent Tom Barrett with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring, Rogers was unsuccessful in qualifying for “nancing for a home. Barrett referred the Rogers family to True, who had become involved with Homes for Heroes. True said he got Rogers quali“ed within 48 hours. Not only did the program get money back to the Rogers family, but True saved them more money by helping with the appraisal fee. Barrett negotiated a reduction on closing fees. Its a way to give back to our local heroes,Ž True said. He said he believes that many people in those professions do not receive adequate salaries. Barrett gave up 30 percent of his commission. He also said he wanted to give back to people serving the public.HOUSEFROM PAGE 1 JAY MEISEL/STAFF From left are Kylie Rogers, Tom Barrett, Herman Rogers, Kaeden Rogers, Mandy Rogers, Clayton Rogers and Jason True. With the help of True and Barrett and the Homes for Heroes Program, the Rogers family is moving into a new house in Sun n Lake.resulted in sales to people as far away as New Zealand, Bronson said. Theres also a lot of sales to people in the military. A lot of business, she said, is also generated by word of mouth. And theres almost a cult-like fan base of customers who regularly buy it, she said. Both Bronson and Buchanan have trouble describing the flavor. Its a really unique flavor,Ž Buchanan said.EVERGLADESFROM PAGE 1 JAY MEISEL/STAFF This was the original mixer used to make Monkey Dust, which later was renamed as Everglades Seasoning. Everglades Seasonings oers several avors that can be used to enhance the taste of a variety of food. This newspaper photo is of Bill Gerstman, who developed Monkey Dust, while in the U.S. Army during World War II. The product was later sold as Everglades Seasoning. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18 4/21/18adno=3561706 The Doctors ofHEALING THE HEARTLAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS!863-453-5777AVON PARK CHIROPRACTIC CLINICCOMPASSIONDR. BOERSMAEXPERIENCEDR. DANZEYTECHNOLOGYDR. MARINOCK adno=3563831


A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 have an unusually busy two days this week with a regular meeting and three workshops scheduled. On Tuesday the School Board will have a budget workshop at 9 a.m. where the board will discuss/ review the personnel allocations, followed by a workshop to review board policies at 10 a.m. The regular school board meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The agenda includes an Insurance Committee recommendation to implement a new pricing structure for employees hired after April 30, 2018 to purchase health insurance coverage for their dependents. On Wednesday, the School Board will have an early start with a workshop to review board policies at 8 a.m.CUTSFROM PAGE 1Republican from Plant City, and Democrats Jeffrey D Porter from Cooper City and David Walker of Ft. Lauderdale. Grimsley currently represents all of Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and Glades counties plus parts of Polk, Okeechobee and Charlotte counties. She served two terms in the House and is serving her second term in the Senate. She began her speech with her personal history. In the 1990s, she said her father fell ill, and as a registered nurse, she agreed to quit and help her father run his farms and petroleum distribution business. Government, particularly state government at the time, impacted our day-to-day lives,Ž Grimsley said. Every single state agency, including the legislature, had their hands in our pockets.Ž Frustrated, she said she drove to Tallahassee and nobody would listen to her. So in 2004, she ran for an open House seat. Politics wasnt my thing,Ž Grimsley said. I still get frustrated with the political process and most days dealing with it I dont like it very much. I dont like the people in it very much. But its important that we are at the table because there is a saying in Tallahassee that if you are not at the table you are on the menu.Ž Now a politician and hospital administrator, her experience as a farmer, small business owner and legislator gave her public and private “nance experience that should help her administer 3,800 employees and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services budget. She said one of her top priorities would be trying to partner more with the state water management departments to push for more resident-friendly service and to ensure there is enough water for farmers moving into the future. She said she was also interested in partnering more with the Department of Economic Opportunity to increase the amount of land purchased for conservation. Grimsley has raised around $851,000 and spent $469,000 to date, according to public campaign “nance data. Troutman started his speech with personal history also. In 2010, he hit term limits in the Florida House and soon after, the Tampa Tribune published an article encouraging him to run for agriculture commissioner. Troutman said Putnam called him on the phone from Washington, D.C. where he was still a young U.S. representative, saying he read the Tribune article. Troutman said that Putnam congratulated him but asked for help. Troutman said Putnam wanted to come home to Florida and run for agriculture commissioner. He said given that the two had grown up on farms in Polk County he agreed to help Putnam instead of running against him. So this is a big deal for me; its something I have wanted to do for a long time,Ž Troutman said. For the past two decades, Troutman has been the CEO of Labor Solutions, an employment-hiring agency centered in Winter Haven. He said this experience as a job creator would help him be agriculture commissioner because agriculture generates two million jobs in the state. Troutman, now a Winter Haven resident, also said he has invested quite a bit of his own money to his campaign and that he has no plans to use the of“ce as a stepping stone for higher of“ce. According to campaign “nance records, Troutman had donated $2.5 million of the $2.7 million he has raised so far. He has spent around $187,000 to date. Im running for this of“ce to protect and promote Florida agriculture and to keep Florida growing,Ž Troutman said. Caldwell began his speech talking about guns, saying the National Ri”e Association gave him an A-plus rating through his two terms in the Florida House, and that he has been a lifetime NRA member. The agriculture commissioner, in part, leads the concealed carry permit process in the state. I believe that we have inalienable rights from our creator,Ž Caldwell said. The Constitution doesnt give them to us, the Constitution keeps the politicians from taking them away from us. Thats the way I voted, thats the way I operate.Ž Caldwell said his top priorities if elected were water infrastructure and conservation. He said he would prioritize resources to state beaches and springs, open spaces for wildlife and species recovery and resource conservation. You need to make a choice because whoever wins the primary will be the voice of the industry,Ž Caldwell said to close his speech. The primaries will be in August. Florida is a closed state primary, meaning voters would have to be registered Republican to vote for the Republican candidates for this of“ce. Registered Democrats could only vote for Democratic candidates in their primary. Caldwell has raised around $556,000 and has spent $201,000 to date. The two Democrat candidates and “nal Republican candidate have not raised much money to date.AGFROM PAGE 1 Name: Sugar Breed: Yellow Lab mix Sex: Female Info: Three to four years old. Medium size (46 pounds) Labrador mix. A great family dog. Easy walker. 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LOCAL SPORTSMeyer becomes co-owner of Shank RacingMove expected to boost IMSA and IndyCar programsMeyer Shank Racing is pleased to announce that Jim Meyer has joined the organization as co-owner with Mike Shank. The recently completed transaction will see the team build towards a strong future for both its IMSA and IndyCar programs. Having brought Acura its “rst IMSA GTD class victory with the Acura NSX GT3 in 2017, the team will continue to compete in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the No. 93 Acura NSX GT3 of Justin Marks and Lawson Aschenbach, as well as the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 entry of Katherine Legge, Trent Hindman and Alvaro Parente that is focused on the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup title. Meyer Shank Racing will also contest a select schedule of Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2018 with driver Jack Harvey in the No. 60 AutoNation/ SiriusXM Honda entry.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING „ It was supposed to be the battle for first place in the Class 6A-District 10 standings, which is was. It was supposed to be the game that the Sebring Blue Streaks atoned for a nine inning 3-2 loss to the Lake Wales Highlanders in Lake Wales back in February. That turned out not to be the case, as Highlanders beat the Blue Streaks in Sebring 11-2 on Friday night. The loss drops the Blue Streaks to 14-3-1 overall on the season and 3-2 in the district, both losses to Lake Wales, who is now 4-1 in the district and 10-10 overall for the season. Falling behind 3-0 after the first inning, the Blue Streaks settled down over the next couple of innings, though not being able to mount anything offensively, held the Highlanders in check, as the score remained 3-0 heading into the fourth inning. An error by Sebring on the leadoff batter opened the door for the Highlanders to start the fourth inning. Moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, Lake Wales bolstered their lead to 4-0 on a double by Cameron Dicks. Sebring answered in the bottom of the fourth. Held to just one hit over the first three innings, the Blue Streaks hammered out three hits in the fourth to score two runs. Jade Sinness sparked the offense with a massive solo home run over the centerfield fence to put Sebring on the board. The Blue Streaks added a second run Sebring falls to Lake WalesBY JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTHighlanders pull away late to roll past Blue StreaksThe Florida freshwater “shing forecast for the second week of April gives anglers the last quarter moon phase, which starts today, and a weather forecast with thunderstorm activity until the midweek rainy season weather pattern. The moon arrived furthest from earth yesterday which means solar and lunar activity will be at the weakest level of the 28-day monthly cycle. The sun and moon will create feeding activity during the sunrise and sunset periods mainly with perhaps some feeding as the moonset occurs at 1:13 p.m. and solar noon at 1:27 p.m. All “shing factors considered; overall “sh feeding activity will be below the monthly average, however if you “sh during the solar periods, you should have worthwhile success. Im betting on the sunrise and sunset periods and treating the midday period as a wild card, meaning, if you havent had any success, its worth a try. Even though a minor cold front crossed the state yesterday, the change in temperature will not affect “sh feeding patterns. Water temperatures are in the ideal range right now and “sh are feeding at the annual highest rates. With the low lunar activity levels currently, “sh will be triggering off of the atmospheric pressure changes during the days solar periods. Suit up, because if the weather forecast is correct, youll be catching “sh in the rain. Best Fishing Days: Today and Monday during the sunrise and sunset, barometric pressure-rise will be signi“cantly more than the norm of 0.05 In Hg. The Major Fishing Period: The sunrise occurs at 7:08 a.m. and the moon overhead period at 7:48 a.m. which will create a feed intensity rating of 3-5 (depending on amount of pressure rise which actually occurs) from 6:30-9:30 a.m. The Minor Fishing Period: The sunset occurs at 7:48 p.m. and the moon underfoot period at 8:12 p.m. which will create a feed rating of 3-4 from 7-9 p.m. Both periods will remain centered on the sunrise and sunset periods until Tuesday when they move later by 90 minutes. Peak periods within those times might move later by 30 to 45 minutes. Remember, with pressure change comes 8-12 mile-per-hour winds, creating greater “sh adjustment levels and better catch rates. Prime Monthly Periods: April 13-18, new moon; April 27 to May 2, full moon; May 12 to 18, new moon; May 26 to 31, full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 6-7 Time to fish in the rain JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSebrings Jade Sinness puts the ball in play in the rst inning. She added a home run in the fourth inning.JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSebring shortstop Alyssa Perez puts the tag on Lake Wales Savannah Starling. BALL | 3 Dave DouglassHEARTLAND BASS ANGLER FISH | 7 IMSA promotes Mid-Ohio returnMarcelli visits Blue Jackets during NHL contest3GT Racing driver Kyle Marcelli visited Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday to promote the return of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next month. Marcelli attended Tuesdays Columbus Blue Jackets game against the Detroit Red Wings where he got a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationwide Arena and interacted with Blue Jackets fans in the Lexus Lounge. The highlight of the evening for Marcelli was a ride around the ice during the first intermission of the game in a black Lexus LC 500 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lexus F performance brand. The LC 500 debuted last May and is a performance luxury coupe that signals a new era of uncompromising design and performance. Marcelli played ice hockey as a kid before focusing on racing and the Barre, Ontario native still plays pickup games to stay in shape. The driver of the 3GT Racing No. 14 Lexus is SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus at Sebring.IMSA | 7 HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN FILE PHOTOThe No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Honda-Liger competes at Sebring in 2016. The team moved to the GTD class for 2017.SHANK | 4


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 2018 Million Centimeter Run 5K March 31 at Highlands Hammock Female Open Winner: Emily Vargas, 21:23.0. Female Master Winner: Mary Dusseau, 31:43.4. Female Grand Master Winner: Debbie Webber, 35:17.6. Female 9 and Under: Hopelynn Clogston, 39:18.0. Female 10 to 13: Jacey Mandrell, 27:57.7; Karissa Baker, 27:57.9; Molly Elliott, 44:37.5; Female 30 to 34: Desiree Vincent, 34:10.3; Johanna Johnston, 44:35.7. Female 35 to 39: Colleen Guse, 26:19.4; Bobbiejo Kless, 34:33.3; Stacey Clogston, 39:36.2. Female 40 to 44: Linda Arceo, 33:38.3; Lolite Brantley, 43:27.0. Female 45 to 49: Tammie Colbert, 32:42.8; Kimberly OConnor, 36:36.2. Female 50 to 54: Joyce West, 39:49.5. Female 55 to 59: Sandra Johnson, 34:17.2; Cathy Howell, 40:52.8. Female 65 to 69: Peggy Essex-Klammer, 37:08.2; Deborah Smith, 37:08.7. Female 70 to 74: Ginny Kopperl, 44:35.3. Female 75 to 79: Lois Hotchkiss, 38:03.2; Barbara Jones, 39:07.9; Audrey Smith, 45:58.7. Male Open Winner: Paul Guse, 20:55.1, Male Master Winner: Chris Doty, 2:50.9 Male Grand Master Winner: Rod Matthews, 29:29.1. Male 10 to 13: Nic Colbert, 21:56.7; Dane Kelsey, 23:14.9; Brooker Revell, 24:47.7. Male 14 to 19: Nicholas Davis, 21:10.0; Miguel Arceo, 26:18.3; Jaymz Reschke, 27:28.8 Male 40 to 44: Brian Triola, 28:21.3. Male 45 to 49: Marcus Brantley, 43:27.4. Male 55 to 59: Dan McCoomb, 34:54.1; Mike Kirsch, 40:54.3. Male 65 to 69: Kenny Vincent, 47:57.4. Male 70 to 74: Ronald Sevigny, 41:05.4. 2018 Million Centimeter Run 10K March 31 at Highlands Hammock Female Open Winner: Tera Ming, 50:34.7. Female Master Winner: Kelsie Smoot, 53:48.8. Female Grand Master Winner: Darlene Christensen, 1:00:56.6. Female 30 to 34 : Latosha Harnage, 1:09:04.5. Female 35 to 39: Angel Nowling 36 10 56:21.3 Female 40 to 44: Erin Holmes, 1:00:42.8; Jeri Browning, 1:01:59.2; Polly Mandrell, 1:02:01.4; Jennifer Deyoung, 1:02:50.7; Sharla Elliott, 1:10:32.3; Frannie Gillian, 1:18:11.6. Female 45 to 49: Sharon PridgeonFennell, 1:02:54.7; Tammy Mortensen, 1:20:32.0. Female 50 to 54: Kristine Meyers, 1:08:56.1. Female 55 to 59: Jan Shoop, 1:00:30.3; Milagro Blesy, 1:25:39.0. Female 60 to 64: Patricia Caton, 1:06:48.9; Martie Brooker, 1:11:07.0; Dawn HammTroyer, 1:29:09.7. Female 65 to 69: Bettye Hart, 1:26:54.9. Male Open Winner: Corry Haake, 42:24.8. Male Master Winners: Chuck Best, 47:54.6; Craig Meyers, 49:11.5. Male Grand Master Winner: Kirk Becker, 52:23.9. Male 35 to 39: Travis Thomas, 49:54.9; Daniel Hudon, 50:10.5. Male 45 to 49: Ricky Mortensen, 1:05:09.9. Male 50 to 54: Mark Colbert, 52:05.5. Male 55 to 59: Bill Jarrett, 1:07:33.4; Russell Trombly, 1:07:33.7. Male 60 to 64: Bob Stanionis, 59:41.4 Male 65 to 69: Ken Cowie, 59:40.9; Charlie Potte, 1:09:17.0. Male 70 to 74: Richard Rucker, 1:10:04.4. Male 75 to 79: Cliff Ables, 1:25:02.5. Male 80 and Over: Harold Smith, 1:12:50.2. Run the Track Sebring International Raceway Female Open Winner: Mary Nicholls, 27:19.5. Female Master Winner: Christine Kortbein, 27:42.0. Female Grand Master Winner: Jane Wickman, 29:59.2. Female 10 and Under: Baxlee Brooker, 43:28.4; Mary Kate Revell, 52:02.2; Marlee Brooker, 52:02.4; Kyleigh Lewis, 1:11:28.0; Harper Brooker, 1:11:28.6. Female 11 to 14: Karissa Baker, 30:49.8; Jacey Mandrell, 30:50.0; Madison Kinchen, 31:28.1; Daniella Chillemi, 31:30.2; Shayla Cox, 34:04.9; Hannah Andrews, 40:32.5; Katelyn Van-Rooyen, 41:38.1. Female 15 to 19: Julieanne King, 28:37.5; Kirsten Oca, 31:25.1; Lexy Haake 34:57.3. Female 20 to 24: Anna Bittes-Freites, 37:36.4; Ashley Castelli, 39:24.0; Amanda Evett, 39:29.0; Maria Castro, 44:11.9. Female 25 to 29: Amanda Kennedy, 30:32.6; Tami Boone, 34:57.9; Karlyn Tyler, 48:19.1; Kacie Lowd, 49:53.4; Ariel Starling, 49:53.4. Female 30 to 34: Maggie Chandler, 32:45.7; Anastasia Saunders, 33:03.1; Latosha Harnage, 34:38.1; Karma Zelenenki, 36:19.2; Laura Johnson, 39:27.1; Amanda Hollywood, 47:30.5. Female 35 to 39: Tiffany Cadzow, 29:04.1; Ginny Cox, 32:47.0; Shawn Beumel, 34:18.4; Leslie Morrison, 37:00.8; Laura Andrews, 40:50.9; Leslie Brooker, 43:46.2; Meleah Remick, 48:07.5; Laci Brooker, 52:02.2; Bonny Revell, 52:02.7; Jerri Kaplan, 54:12.6; Jennifer Lewis, 56:10.7. Female 40 to 44: Janette MacAsieb, 32:06.9; Jen Deyoung, 33:05.1; Joanna Cruz, 33:36.1; Frannie Gillilan, 42:39.4; Heidi Stephens, 45:02.4; Norma Bostick, 53:44.0. Female 45 to 49: Maria Barragan, 32:52.4; Evelyn Colon, 33:15.7; Karin Van Rooyen, 34:32.8; Sharon PridgeonFennell, 34:50.5; Michele Bednosky, 38:09.4; Tammy Mortenson, 42:07.2; Mary Beth Przychocki, 43:04.2. Female 50 to 54: Jessica Riker, 36:52.7; Joy West, 48:54.6; Judy Gerber, 52:32.5; Tina Grimes, 54:00.9; Lisa Kinchen, 1:01:45.7. Female 55 to 59: Lisa Foster, 31:32.5; Nancy Drach, 33:55.7; Robin Gonzalez, 46:19.0; Cathy Howell, 46:52.0; Diane Justiss, 54:00.4; Rita Estes, 1:00:57.4. Female 60 to 64: Martie Brooker, 37:55.6; Marcia Percy, 41:27.8; Ann Pisarello, 41:43.4; Linda Taliaferro, 42:46.0; Candy Morehouse, 57:39.6; Kim Gross, 1:01:05.8; Bekki Cahill, 1:02:38.0. Female 65 to 69: Sharon Grif“n, 41:30.8; Deborah Smith, 42:01.2; Peggy Essex-Klammer, 43:16.6; Katie Taylor, 47:31.2; Bettye Hart, 47:37.3; Connie Large, 53:21.9; Janice Wall, 53:37.8; Sharon Euler, 1:01:05.5. Female 75 to 79: Lois Hotchkiss, 42:52.0; Audrey Smith, 51:43.2. Female 80 and Over: Doris Welshans, 52:45.2. Male Open Winner: Dylan Branch, 19:45.1. Male Master Winner: Tim Nicholls, 21:58.3. Male Grand Master Winner: Bryan Gross, 25:47.6. Male 10 and Under: Nolen Stephens, 29:01.3; Brooker Revell, 29:01.7; C. Remick, 38:39.1; Remington Roby, 41:56.9; Kolton Lewis, 51:59.4. Male 11 to 14: Connor McDaniel, 26:30.1; Miguel Arceo, 30:41.8; Hunter Van Rooyen, 36:54.3; Jarrell Cruz, 37:35.6; Kaden Roberts, 41:35.9; Trent Bray, 41:51.1; Roby McCallister, 42:00.6; Ashton Grif“n, 42:11.8. Male 15 to 19: Chandler Gowan, 21:12.5; Matthew Andrews, 23:31.4; David Barajas-Jasso, 26:17.1. Male 20 to 24: Cory Dunn, 35:53.6. Male 25 to 29: Mike Lowd, 30:16.1; Michael Bloesman, 32:11.6. Male 30 to 34: Sean Pham, 24:40.8. Male 35 to 39: Daniel Bledsoe, 19:56.5; John McDaniel, 22:29.7; David Zoerb 27:56.4; Joshua Virkler, 28:13.3; Quinton Roby, 28:39.9; Jeremy Vincent, 30:58.8; David Schuknecht, 41:25.4; Matt Grif“n, 42:23.1; Jared Revell, 47:00.8. Male 40 to 44: David Stephens, 23:36.7; Chris Chandler, 26:22.6; Jeremy Freeze, 29:52.6; Marcus Conerly, 36:57.7; Daniel Andrews, 40:07.4. Male 45 to 49: Ken Bazzel, 24:56.0; Andre Van Rooyen, 29:10.1; Joe Stockenberg, 29:50.5; Darryl Kinchen, 31:40.4; Jeff Carlson, 31:52.1; Ron Bednosky, 35:32.6; Ricky Mortensen, 36:06.4; John Collier, 39:16.1. Male 50 to 54: Robert Cadzow, 36:43.7; Dean Gerber, 50:53.2. Male 60 to 64: Dave Drach, 27:23.7; Kirk Becker, 28:04.0; Bob Stanionis, 31:43.2; Randall Wilkins, 35:29.4; Harry Riker, 36:26.1; Randy Severn, 37:07.1; Richard Percy, 41:23.0; Edward Dickerson, 44:26.5; John Nicholson, 48:08.8. Male 65 to 69: Murray Hale, 29:22.8; Richard Traverse, 31:46.9; Ken Cowie, 33:24.1; William Pisarello, 37:05.2; Larry Taylor, 53:30.6; Bill Wild, 1:02:54.1; John McClure, 1:02:54.5. Male 70 to 74: Roderick Matthews, 33:31.0; Daniel Kanaley, 35:41.5; Richard Rucker, 37:14.1; Charles Vance, 53:28.1. Male 75 to 79: Dale Baughman, 32:26.8; Tom Delaney, 38:58.8; Cliff Ables, 43:08.0. 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Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 on base hits by Alyssa Perez, who later scored on a single into centerfield by Layla Taylor, to make the score 4-2 after four innings. The excitement of a comeback was quickly vanquished by the Highlanders in the top of the fifth when Sommer Baker hit a two-run homer over the left-field fence as Lake Wales expanded their lead back to four, 6-2. Lake Wales scored once in the sixth inning and posted a four spot in the seventh inning, highlighted by a bases clearing triple by Melkayla Irvis to make the final score 11-2. With the district regular drawing near an end, the Blue Streaks play Auburndale on April 13 in Sebring for second place and most likely the first game in the district tournament. Auburndale is no pushover, as the Bloodhounds split with the Highlanders this season. The Blue Streaks host Lake Placid on Tuesday and DeSoto on Thursday before playing Auburndale next Friday.BALLFROM PAGE 1 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSebrings Maci Barnhart (6) gets the Lake Wales batter to chase an outside pitch for one of her six strikeouts. Bok Tower Gardens 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, Florida 33853 863.676.1408www.boktowergardens.orgFermentation Festival sponsored in part by Basic Fermentation with the Ferment Lady10:00 a.m. … 11:30 p.m. Discovery Center$20Wild Fermentation12:30 p.m. … 1:30 p.m. Discovery Center$10The Art and Science of Home Brewing Kombucha2 p.m. … 4 p.m. Discovery Center$10Crazy for Kimchi Workshop2:30 p.m .… 4:30 p.m. Outdoor Kitchen$20All About Sherry: An Introduction and Tasting5 p.m. … 6 p.m. Outdoor Kitchen$15 Learn more about the culinary wonders of fermented foods! Choose one session or all for an amazing day of culinary discovery.adno=3564941 YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESSCall us FOR FREE RISK analysis Show you if youre exposed to fees or hidden charges. And how to rectify this. Measure the level of risk your portfolio is exposed to. And let you know if its appropriate for you. Show you how diverse your portfolio is. And if necessary how you can improve it. Join Phillip Statler Every Saturday 12pm 1pm and Sundays 10am 11am I 863-382-0037 Investment advisory services offered through Statler Financial Services, Inc. F i i i l l S S i i I I Your X-Ray Review will: Request your free X-Ray Review adno=3559964


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Building the team by hand with little more than his know-how, hard work, drive, and expansion-generating loans, Shank started the team in 1994 to support his aspiration of racing in IndyCar as a driver. After making an IndyCar start at Las Vegas in 1997, Shank transitioned to fully focus on team ownership in the Atlantic series. After mortgaging his house to purchase an IMSA Prototype in 2004, Shank began to build his business with a move to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ranks. The team has been a competitive force ever since, with several victories in GTD and Prototype class competition including the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona and 2016 Petit Le Mans. The team also holds the track speed record at Daytona International Speedway and has competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour as well as the Indianapolis 500. Since day one of this team, it has just been my wife (MaryBeth) and I running it and I hadnt set out to take on a partner,Ž said Mike Shank. But when I met Jim (Meyer), it was clear how a structure like this could help the team grow in the long term, so it began to make more and more sense. Having a strong “nancial foundation to build the organization and bringing in a top-level CEO with the kind of commercial background that Jim has is going to help us grow our depth. This is big for everyone on this team, and were really motivated to go out and be successful with the tools that we have moving forward.Ž While Meyer and Shank have different professional backgrounds, both team owners have demonstrated a long-running dedication to success. Meyer held a number of senior management positions in consumer electronics before becoming SiriusXMs President of Sales and Operations in May 2004 until he was named CEO in 2013, a position he still holds. MSR made its IndyCar debut with driver Jack Harvey piloting the AutoNation and SiriusXM-sponsored entry in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, giving Meyer the opportunity to see “rst hand what kind of team Shank had developed. I have been thinking about a way to be involved in the sport for a long time, but didnt have a clear path in mind until I met Mike (Shank),Ž said Meyer, who has attended the Indianapolis 500 regularly for decades. We are very different people, but he really impressed me with what he has done to build this organization and some of the risks he took along the way. I knew early on that he was the kind of person that I wanted to partner with and I really respect what he has done. 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Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 2018 Panda Prance 5K Saturday at Highlands Hammock Female 6 and Under: Amelia Roberts, 32:15.5; Addison McGuire, 37:15.1; Yamileth Diez, 37:37.0; Emerson McGuire, 38:30.0; Mackenzie Anderson, 38:34.7; Jayli Torres, 41:26.0; Alma Sboto, 52:23.0; Jadyn Lavin, 52:35.5; Quinn Carter, 54:36.8; Maricelis Ayala, 1:01:20.0. Male 6 and Under: Kadin Emmons, 38:18.0. Female 7 to 9: Madelyn Nadaskay, 26:54.4; Baxlee Brooker, 32:56.4; Lyla Marshall, 47:14.1; Kiley Bjerke, 48:16.1; Janely Ayala, 52:24.8; Addison Gray, 52:43.9; Lauren Barnes, 55:22.8. Male 7 to 9: Nolan Roberts, 22:01.7; Joshua White, 27:00.1; Jr. Valenzuela, 32:10.7; Bentlee Keefe, 32:55.6; Brandon McGuire, 34:57.8; Jordan Greene, 36:57.6; Clay Weeks, 40:41.1; Michael Marin, 41:14.6; Mason Marin, 41:42.0; Finn Beatty, 49:55.3; Brady See, 50:22.9; John Meeks, 50:28.3; Levi Simandl, 59:02.9. Female 10 to 13: Yadira Sanchez, 24:38.4; Ava Roberts, 27:14.8; Nicole McGrath, 34:11.5; Juliana Romualdo, 39:07.6; Avianna Lebron, 41:00.4; Joslin Haag, 45:17.4; Gabriella Marin, 45:20.7; Zoe Hopson, 46:26.3; Maycee Sheen, 47:23.3; Kailyn Emmons, 47:43.8; Kayla Dusek-Bjerke, 48:06.3; Amelia Beatty, 49:33.1; Yeilanie Ayala, 52:26.0; Sydney Meeks, 54:24.9; Isabelle Lucero, 54:58.7; Olivia Stokes, 1:05:43.1. Male 10 to 13: Zander Durastanti, 21:40.8; Austin Ulm, 23:08.7; Luke McGrath, 23:50.4; Caleb Nadaskay, 24:03.8; Cameron White, 24:04.9; Leonard Frame, 24:25.9; Cohen Marin; 26:50.5; Brooker Revell, 27:06.2; Rey Mier, 27:09.6; Roman Giovanetti, 27:27.3; Jomar Fernandez, 34:12.9; Cooper Haag, 36:54.8; Cole Weeks, 40:00.9; Bryson Albritton, 40:10.0; Logan Whidden, 46:34.8; Reegan Logston, 46:50.4; Sky Morrison, 54:41.9. Female 14 to 19: Emily Vargas, 20:32.7; Adrianna Mier, 21:15.5; Tatiana Mier, 21:59.6; Taylor Sanders, 29:11.4; Grace Westmorland, 34:53.6; Nadine Gonzala, 56:18.9. Male 14 to 19: Zachary Durastanti, 19:12.1; Chris Manus, 20:35.4; Ethan Vargas, 23:02.7; Jared Carter, 37:06.5; Kennedy Huckins, 40:03.0; Joshua Melendez, 51:02.0. Female 20 to 24: Courtney Held, 38:42.5; Ytsel Garcia, 40:05.9; Francin Espiritu, 55:10.6; Linette Reyes, 1:05:21.5. Male 20 to 24: Ty Simandl, 56:56.2. Female 25 to 29: Rachael Clements, 26:55.7; Kerry Mushrush, 39:17.7; Sol Figueroa, 39:51.0; Heather Fernandez, 40:29.8; Casandra Valenzuela, 45:47.5; Jaclyn Winter, 51:09.4; Jerica Worley, 56:32.8; Erin Bennett, 1:05:49.8. Male 25 to 29: Lupe Valenzuela, 32:10.0; Jared Fletcher, 33:07.7; Ernesto Fernandez, 34:12.9; Garrett Anderson, 51:06.6; Juan Herrera, 1:05:21.6. Female 30 to 34: Sarah Hoke, 29:29.2; Latosha Harnage, 31:08.1; Michelle Frame, 31:17.1; Amanda Carter, 37:06.6; Karylis Martinez, 37:52.3; Mallory Fletcher, 38:47.1; Jessica Leclair, 40:43.0; Jennifer Meeks, 54:59.9; Veronica Marin, 55:00.0; Kelly Marshall, 56:34.1; Alice Simandl, 59:02.6. Male 30 to 34: Shawn Hoke, 25:54.0; Eric Marshall, 32:09.3; Esteban Fernandez, 40:32.9. Female 35 to 39: Leslie Morrison, 29:09.9; Sarah Emmons, 30:13.9; Lisa Beatty, 33:56.0; Julia Roberts, 35:03.0; Eileen Marin, 56:52.0; Maritza Ayala, 1:01:19.4. Male 35 to 39: Paul Roberts, 26:29.5; Richard Whidden, 33:59.6; Erik McGuire, 34:58.4; Junior Marin, 37:46.2; Daniel Leclair, 40:43.1; Ryan Logster, 49:32.4; David Ayala, 1:01:19.9; Charlie Stokes, 1:05:43.3. Female 40 to 44: Jen Deyoung, 29:07.0; Sharla Elliott, 31:54.6; Sherry McGrath, 42:48.0; Amanda Lucero, 46:24.8; Kristina Dusek, 48:09.2; Dena Sboto, 52:22.9; Terri Bayer, 58:43.2. Male 40 to 44: Corry Haake, 19:38.6; Nick McGrath, 35:13.4; Ben Emmons, 38:19.0; John Meeks III, 50:29.2; Matt Sboto, 58:51.6. Female 45 to 49: Regan Davenport, 21:21.7; Kimberly OConnor, 37:26.2; Valerie Wells 46 69 38:12.2; Jeannette Roe, 45:42.9; Lauren Lavin, 52:43.9; Rhonda Lane, 56:31.2. Male 45 to 49: Sean Brown, 19:37.1; Jason Roe, 23:49.0; Steve Weeks, 40:41.4; Jason Huckins, 41:21.5; Carl Lavin, 52:35.6. Female 50 to 54: Donna Mushrush, 37:07.6; Terri Coyle, 49:25.9. Male 50 to 54: Lewis Wells, 28:46.8. Female 55 to 59: Twila Titus, 45:08.3; Cathy Lewis, 56:17.1; Kimberly Johnson, 56:18.1; Kathy Clements, 56:18.4; Carolyn Bassett, 58:45.3; Donna Kersey, 1:05:50.3. Male 55 to 59: Alejandro Chong, 41:58.2. Female 60 to 64: Darlene Christensen, 28:56.3; Martie Brooker, 33:01.4; Frieda Fitch, 54:36.7. Male 60 to 64: Randall Wilkins, 29:56.9; John Seymour, 46:15.2. Female 65 to 69: Becky Dusek, 51:00.0; Carol Gray, 56:32.4; Melissa Turner, 1:05:24.1. Male 65 to 69: Kenny Vincent, 48:54.9; Kerry Meeker, 55:29.5; Sal Sboto, 58:51.7. Female 70 to 74: Nita Sullivan, 1:05:23.8. Male 70 to 74: Roderick Matthews 72 34 29:20.7 Female 80 and Over: Janice Coyle, 55:29.3. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Toyota runs 1-2 in PrologueWEC cars to appear at Sebring in 2019 have 30-hour testToyota Gazoo Racing ran 1-2 in the WECs Prologue, the mandatory test session for World Endurance Championship teams, which was held at Circuit Paul Ricard in France. Unlike some tests, which have two hour windows for teams to take to the track, Prologue is a 30hour session and teams can run as much or as little as they choose. Some teams used all 30 hours, such as Toyota Gazoo, which ran the No. 7 TS050 Hybrid for 839 laps, while the sister No. 8 car only completed 163 laps. The Toyotas were running outside of WEC specs when they set their fast times. Approximately seven hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans are conducted in darkness so, apart from the very obvious reason for why teams and drivers test at night, there were more nuanced reasons why WEC had several night-owl teams at the Prologue. Fourteen entries chose to run in darkness and utilize the 30 hours of track availability during Friday and Saturday at Circuit Paul Ricard. We do a great deal of running in darkness for a variety of reasons,Ž says Toyota Gazoo Racing Team Manager John Steeghs. As well the visual practice for the drivers, it is also crucial because the temperature is a lot cooler and we can learn a lot about how this affects balance on a variety of components. Obviously it is critical for tire management and how we adapt strategies when the sun is in and everything is cooler.Ž The headlights of the cars are crucial in the dusk, full dark and dawn periods of a twicearound-the-clock race, and they are something that Steeghs and his team check thoroughly. There are also the practical elements that we test such as headlights and ensuring the drivers are as comfortable as possible,Ž he continued. So, we go through a real variety of programs that we test in the dark hours. The attention to detail on the LED lights is impressive and we develop them constantly. They are of course vital components for us over the duration of the Le Mans week.Ž Paul Ricard is especially useful for the teams due to the long Mistral Straight being similar in length to the two sections of the Mulsanne straight. With GT cars committed to the night section it will be a rare chance for the LMP1 cars to simulate traffic management in night conditions. This season a regulations change means that GTE cars are sporting white headlights for the first time, with a change in the sporting regulations no longer enforcing yellow-tinted covers for the production-based classes. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN MARIUS HECKER PHOTOThe No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid takes part in the WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard. BEN CHERRY PHOTOThe No. 98 Aston Martin V8 Vantage tests in the WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard. BEN CHERRY PHOTOThe No. 36 Signatech Alpine Matmut Alpine A470 Gibson at Circuit Paul Ricard. adno=3567503 € Skin Cancer Screenings € Skin Cancer Surgery € Mole & Growth Removal € Biopsies € Rashes & Eczema € Anti aging treatments € BotoxHeartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Complete range of skin services available including:5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872Jennifer A. Wolf, PA-CCerti“ed Physician AssistantFax: 863-658-6846 € 863-385-SKIN (7546) Now Accepting New Patients Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? CELEBRATING12 YEARS OFPATIENT CAREadno=3562817


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 hour charter for $250 for one or two anglers, all gear, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass “shing charter packages available. Call to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Fishing Product Sale Find: At the beginning of this week I stopped by a local boot, “rearms and “shing products store, The Gun Rack-Pure Grit Boot Company at 5621 US 27 Sebring, (half mile south of Florida Hospital). Theyre currently having a 50 percent Off All Fishing Products Sale as they phase out that aspect of their business. For great “shing products prices stop in and cash-in while supplies last. Better hurry. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their mating season which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and territorial and will not tolerate any encroachment in their mating areas. Any shallow body of water will have dangerous gators so be alert and constantly scan areas youre in often. Smaller gators will be on the move as big gators force them out of lake areas to search for non-disputed watersƒ. such as your pool, or any waterway. So gators will be where they usually are not so again, scan areas for gator activity. It might be a little early for Lightning Warnings but thunderstorms are forecast over the next few days during prime “shing periods. Remember, always have a route to a shelter „ which is NOT a tree. Vehicles and structures are best. If caught on the water, stay lower than your main motor and trolling motor. Also, test your bilge pumps. News: The lake level is at 38.95 feet above sea level, which is six inches below the max-level in the 15-inch management-threshold range for the beginning of April. The maximum and minimum levels will be dropped as part of the regular seasonal lake-level high-low management schedule from 39.50 and 38.25 feet above sea level to 39.0 feet and 37.50 feet by May 1. By June 1 the hurricane season high will be dropped another nine inches to 38.25 feet and 37.50 feet high-low. Currently all four S68 gates are closed. Interested in “shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online using, or BassFishingForecast. com. Need a lake map? Go to FloridaLakesMaps. com for free lake contour maps for hundreds of your favorite lakes statewide. Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines using a lake contour map. There are 45 Highlands County lake maps published online at ”oridalakesmaps. com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading of the lake-bottom contour delineations. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ PAGE 1 FLORIDASTATEPARKS.ORG PHOTOAlligator sunning on south canal in Highlands Hammock State Park. Its now alligator mating season so pay close attention to yo ur surroundings. looking forward to the return of sports car racing at Mid-Ohio May 4-6, which will mark the debut of the RC F GT3 at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course. Mid-Ohio is a beautiful facility and race track,Ž said Marcelli. They do a nice job taking care of the grounds and Im looking forward to getting on track with the Lexus RC F GT3 next month.Ž The 28-year-old was victorious at MidOhio in the Prototype Challenge class of the American Le Mans Series in 2011. Marcelli considers Mid-Ohio like a home race after getting his professional start for a race team based in Columbus and having family in nearby Dublin, Ohio. Id say Mid-Ohio is the probably the next closest thing to a home race for me,Ž added Marcelli. Its eight hours from home, but I have family in the area so Ill have friends and family come out and support me at the event next month, so you get a bit of that home race atmosphere when I race there.Ž Mid-Ohio will also feature the Continetial Tire SportsCar Challenge and the Porsche GT3 Cup. The next WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event on tap is the Grand Prix of Long Beach, which is for the Prototype and GTLM classes and is the first time driver line-ups have consisted of just two drivers per car. Both of the street course races this season „ Long Beach and the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Park „ are one hour, 40 minutes in length, making them the shorted WeatherTech races of the season. 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The News Wire Sunday, April 8, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS FACING TORNADO AND WILDFIRE THREATSSee page 4. LIAM RICHARDS/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA APHumboldt mayor Rob Muench, in the Broncos team jersey, along with other mourners lay down ower on the stairs that enter to Elg ar Petersen Arena, home of the Humboldt Broncos, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada on Saturday. NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan „ A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the teams small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks. An entire country is in shock and mourning,Ž Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. This is every parents worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.Ž The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died. Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said its too early to state a cause for the crash. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims. Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players bus „ an account police con“rmed. Its a horrible accident, my God,Ž Opp said. Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoons Royal University Hospital who has done work in wartorn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike. Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. Kelly Schatz, Logans father, says his 20-year-old son played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past 2 years. Meanwhile, tributes poured in online for coach Haugan, a father of two who was described as an amazing mentor to young players. The names of others killed have not been con“rmed. STARS air ambulance 15 die when truck collides with hockey teams bus in CanadaASSOCIATED PRESSPROVIDENCE, R.I. „ The success of the 2020 census, which will be the “rst to include an online survey, could hinge on a single dress rehearsalŽ underway right now in Rhode Island „ and so far, many locals arent impressed. Providence County, the states most populous, is the only place where the Census Bureau is running a full test, after plans to test two other sites this year were canceled because of a lack of funding from Congress. A planned question about citizenship that has states suing the federal government isnt on the test. Several elected of“cials and leaders of advocacy and community groups this week held an emergency press conferenceŽ to raise concerns, which include a shortage of publicity around the test and its limited language outreach in an immigrant-heavy county, with large communities from countries including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Portugal and Cape Verde. If we dont get it right here, then the countrys not going to get it right,Ž Democratic Lt. Gov. Dan McKee warned. The concerns in Rhode Island are the latest evidence of mounting apprehension over the 2020 census. Seventeen states and six cities, including Rhode Island and its largest city, Providence, sued the federal government on Tuesday to block a question the administration of Republican President Donald Trump announced last month it would ask about citizenship. The 2020 census will be the “rst to give respondents the option of answering online. Census Bureau of“cials say that the Rhode Island test is on track, and that theyre focused on ensuring new technology works, including a smartphone app being used by canvassers and cloud computing. Theres things that arent exactly KHUZAA, Gaza Strip „ Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gazas sealed border with Israel on Friday, engul“ng the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers and cheering a Hamas strongman who pledged that the border fence will eventually fall. Israeli troops opened “re from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others „ 33 of them seriously „ in the second mass border protest in a week, Gaza health of“cials said. A well-known Palestinian journalist was among the dead, and hundreds of others suffered other injuries, including tear gas inhalation, the of“cials said. The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli “re since last week to at least 31. Early Saturday, Palestinian health of“cials con“rmed that Yasser Murtaga had died from a gunshot wound sustained while covering demonstrations near the Israeli border in Khuzaa. The area was the scene of large protests Friday, and was covered in thick black smoke. Murtaga was over 100 yards from the border, wearing a ”ak jacket marked pressŽ and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit. Journalists were in the area as protesters were setting tires on “re. The Israeli military has said it “red only at instigatorsŽ involved in attacks on soldiers or the border fence. It had no immediate comment. Murtaga worked for Ain media, a local TV production company that has done projects, including aerial drone video, for 2020 census test has critics counting concerns, not people9 killed, scores wounded by Israeli fire in Gaza protestBy MICHELLE R. SMITHASSOCIATED PRESSBy FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHASSOCIATED PRESSMUENSTER, Germany „ A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security of“cial said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but of“cials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p.m. on a warm spring day. Witnesses said people ran away screaming from the city square after the crash. Police quickly set up a large cordoned-off area for their investigation and ambulances rushed to the site. Six of the 20 injured were in severe condition, according to police spokesman Andreas Bode. Herbert Reul, the interior minister of North RhineWestphalia state, where Muenster is located, said the driver of the gray van was a German citizen. He stressed that the investigation was at an early stage but said at the moment, nothing speaks for there being any Islamist background.Ž We have to wait, and we are investigating in all directions,Ž Reul said, adding that it was clearly not an accident. Reul said two people were killed in the crash and the driver killed himself „ lower than the earlier police toll of three dead plus the driver. Police spokesman Peter Nuessmeyer told The Associated Press that he could not con“rm German media reports that the perpetrator reportedly had psychological issues. Bode told reporters that police were checking witness reports that other perpetrators might have ”ed from the van at the scene. Hours later, police spokeswoman Vanessa Arlt said we didnt “nd anything (to those reports) but were still investigating in all directions and not excluding anything.Ž Police tweeted that residents should avoid the area near the Kiepenkerl pubŽ in the citys historic downtown area where Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and FERDINAND OSTROPASSOCIATED PRESS CROWD | 5 HOCKEY | 5 CENSUS | 5 PROTEST | 5 Seen here is a welcome sign honoring the members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday. AP PHOTOPolice ocers secure the crime scene after a car crashed into a group of people, leaving several dead in Muenster, Germany, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudyHIGH 84 LOW 7050% chance of rain 25% chance of rainPartly sunny86 / 6925% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly cloudy86 / 6525% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny and pleasant81 / 5725% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPleasant with plenty of sun87 / 635% chance of rain FRIDAYNice with plenty of sunshine85 / 605% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 2 4 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 390-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE737883878484Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.01Ž Normal month to date 0.54Ž Year to date 3.18Ž Normal year to date 8.05Ž Record 0.78Ž (1980) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.72Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 9.21Ž Record 0.78Ž (1962) High/Low 87/63 Normal High/Low 83/60 Record High 91 (2014) Record Low 42 (1974) High/Low 85/66 High/Low 81/68 Normal High/Low 79/60 Record High 90 (2003) Record Low 42 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 0.01 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 3.18 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 68 60 pc 75 65 c Bradenton 79 71 c 81 71 pc Clearwater 77 70 c 80 71 pc Coral Springs 87 71 c 90 69 pc Daytona Beach 69 64 c 81 67 pc Fort Lauderdale 86 73 sh 87 73 s Fort Myers 85 70 pc 88 70 s Gainesville 73 54 pc 79 64 c Jacksonville 63 54 pc 78 58 c Key Largo 84 74 pc 85 74 s Key West 84 77 s 85 76 s Lakeland 79 66 c 83 68 pc Melbourne 78 69 c 86 70 pc Miami 88 70 pc 88 71 pc Naples 84 70 pc 87 70 s Ocala 73 57 c 80 62 pc Okeechobee 81 66 c 86 65 pc Orlando 77 64 c 84 69 pc Panama City 68 56 s 76 58 c Pensacola 67 55 s 75 61 c Pompano Beach 86 72 t 87 71 pc St. Augustine 64 59 c 77 61 t St. Petersburg 80 69 c 83 71 pc Sarasota 79 67 c 82 67 pc Tallahassee 70 52 s 79 58 c Tampa 80 68 c 82 70 pc Vero Beach 81 67 c 87 67 pc West Palm Beach 84 69 c 88 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 8:48p 4:51a ----Mon. 1:53p 6:00a 10:28p 5:18p Today 7:25p 3:07a ----Mon. 12:30p 4:16a 9:05p 3:34p Today 5:44p 2:04a ----Mon. 11:31a 3:07a 8:44p 2:11p Today 9:20p 5:20a ----Mon. 2:25p 6:29a 11:00p 5:47p Today 5:40p 1:46a ----Mon. 10:45a 2:55a 7:20p 2:13p WSW 7-14 1-2 Light NNE 7-14 2-4 ModerateFt. Myers 85/70 part cldy none Punta Gorda 84/68 part cldy all day Sarasota 79/67 cloudy all day 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 2:23 a.m. 1:18 p.m. Monday 3:08 a.m. 2:09 p.m. Today 7:12 a.m. 7:49 p.m. Monday 7:11 a.m. 7:50 p.m. Today 12:40a 6:52a 1:04p 7:16p Mon. 1:27a 7:39a 1:51p 8:02p Tue. 2:11a 8:23a 2:35p 8:47p Monterrey 84/61 Chihuahua 93/56 Los Angeles 76/59 Washington 53/36 New York 47/32 Miami 88/70 Atlanta 60/47 Detroit 42/29 Houston 67/59 Kansas City 37/27 Chicago 38/30 Minneapolis 33/23 El Paso 90/63 Denver 60/32 Billings 46/28 San Francisco 64/51 Seattle 54/45 Toronto 35/20 Montreal 37/21 Winnipeg 29/8 Ottawa 33/18 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: 04/8/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 77 45 s 70 43 s Anchorage 45 38 s 47 38 c Atlanta 60 47 pc 63 49 r Baltimore 50 32 s 47 37 c Billings 46 28 c 50 28 pc Birmingham 65 45 s 70 47 c Boise 55 36 pc 61 43 s Boston 43 29 pc 45 33 pc Buffalo 33 22 sf 39 27 pc Burlington, VT 39 21 pc 41 27 pc Charleston, WV 48 32 s 52 35 r Charlotte 57 40 s 55 42 c Chicago 38 30 pc 40 27 sn Cincinnati 45 30 pc 53 35 c Cleveland 36 27 pc 42 30 r Columbia, SC 61 43 s 59 44 c Columbus, OH 43 30 pc 48 35 c Concord, NH 44 21 pc 46 27 pc Dallas 64 51 pc 68 49 c Denver 60 32 c 54 32 pc Des Moines 36 30 sn 42 25 c Detroit 42 29 pc 43 30 sn Duluth 31 19 c 38 18 c Fairbanks 42 19 s 43 24 s Fargo 28 19 sn 33 15 pc Hartford 45 24 pc 48 29 pc Helena 45 33 r 52 29 pc Honolulu 80 71 sh 79 71 pc Houston 67 59 pc 75 60 c Indianapolis 46 31 pc 50 33 c Jackson, MS 64 47 pc 71 49 c Kansas City 37 27 c 46 24 pc Knoxville 54 40 pc 58 42 r Las Vegas 82 61 s 83 62 s Los Angeles 76 59 s 87 63 s Louisville 51 35 pc 59 40 c Memphis 55 39 pc 65 44 s Milwaukee 35 29 pc 39 29 sn Minneapolis 33 23 sn 39 19 c Montgomery 67 48 s 72 54 c Nashville 54 39 pc 65 42 pc New Orleans 66 57 pc 74 61 c New York City 47 32 pc 47 39 pc Norfolk, VA 52 39 pc 51 44 r Oklahoma City 54 35 pc 62 35 s Omaha 40 26 sn 42 23 c Philadelphia 48 32 pc 48 39 pc Phoenix 92 65 s 94 67 s Pittsburgh 39 26 pc 42 30 c Portland, ME 44 25 pc 44 29 pc Portland, OR 55 43 r 68 49 s Providence 46 28 pc 48 32 pc Raleigh 55 38 s 55 40 c Salt Lake City 56 40 c 59 43 s St. Louis 44 33 sn 54 33 pc San Antonio 74 59 pc 75 60 c San Diego 69 59 s 77 63 s San Francisco 64 51 s 72 55 s Seattle 54 45 r 63 48 s Washington, DC 53 36 s 49 41 c Amsterdam 68 49 sh 63 51 pc Baghdad 87 63 s 89 65 c Beijing 65 41 s 68 47 pc Berlin 67 45 s 69 51 pc Buenos Aires 75 63 t 80 67 c Cairo 79 61 s 79 60 s Calgary 27 15 sf 40 25 pc Cancun 88 75 pc 87 75 pc Dublin 54 39 pc 53 44 sh Edmonton 26 8 c 38 21 s Halifax 37 24 sn 35 26 c Kiev 59 41 s 65 45 s London 53 48 sh 58 48 sh Madrid 59 42 pc 49 42 sh Mexico City 80 57 pc 80 56 pc Montreal 37 21 c 40 27 c Ottawa 33 18 sn 39 25 pc Paris 70 53 sh 66 49 sh Regina 25 12 sn 30 15 c Rio de Janeiro 86 73 s 86 72 s Rome 71 55 pc 62 50 r St. Johns 34 30 i 45 25 c San Juan 86 76 pc 87 76 pc Sydney 83 67 s 89 67 s Tokyo 62 49 pc 68 51 s Toronto 35 20 pc 37 25 c Vancouver 53 45 r 56 44 c Winnipeg 29 8 pc 34 19 pcHigh ................. 90 at Immokalee, FLLow ....................... -11 at Westby, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)76On April 8, 1963, Williston, N.D., had 5 inches of snow, while Laredo, Texas, had a record high of 104 degrees. Q: When was New York Citys latest measurable snowfall?A: April 29, 1874. 1/2 inch accumulated 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 todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 84/70 82/68 85/68 85/68 81/67 80/66 83/68 82/66 84/68 80/68 79/71 81/73 81/70 85/70 82/69 84/68 85/69 84/69 84/70 80/66 80/66 80/67 81/67 80/69 81/68 77/71 81/70 80/70 83/68 79/68 80/70 80/66 79/67 77/70 81/72 84/71 83/71 83/70 FINANCE / WEATHER Dear Mr. Berko: My 84-year-old dad is not well and was a very avid reader of your column until he got sick. He would send your columns to me every week with comments. Two years ago, he had a stroke. According to his brokerage statement, he owns two stocks: 400 shares of Citigroup and 3,000 shares of MGIC Investment Corp. In January 2009, he bought 4,000 shares of Citigroup as a gamble at $1.20 per share. Its now selling for $73 a share. But for some reason, Dads 4,000-share investment is now 400 shares. A new stockbroker at his brokerage told me that he has no record of Dads selling Citigroup and mumbled something about a revised splitŽ that was unintelligible. Dads notes say you told him that big banks „ such as the Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase „ were too big to go bankrupt and that the Federal Reserve would step in to do anything necessary to save all the major banks. In the fall of 2012, on your recommendation, Dad bought 3,000 shares of MGIC Investment Corp. at 90 cents a share. His notes say you said that MGIC was on its way to a recovery and that the stock would sell at $15 a share in the future. Well, MGIC did recover, and its now trading at $12.20. Ive never seen this rate of pro“t before, so please tell me what to do. I know nothing about stocks. „ AD, Detroit Dear AD: Unfortunately, you have me confused with somebody else. There are thousands of brokers in this country, and I think 12 of them are named Malcolm. Perhaps one of those Malcolms could be the somebody else.Ž Ive never recommended MGIC, and I dont recall anyone ever asking me about this stock. And Ive never recommended Citigroup. Ive never liked the stock. In the past, Ive commented negatively about both Citigroup and Bank of America because I believe that their management stinks and their board members are a clique of wealthy toadies whod barely qualify for board positions at a roach paste factory. Citigroup didnt have a revisedŽ split. I think that new broker needs to be vaccinated for stupidity. However, about two years after your dad bought Citigroup, its board of directors declared a 1-for-10 reverseŽ split to put some oomph in the stock price. So every 1,000 shares of C your dad owned became 100 shares. His 4,000 shares of C, which were trading at $1.20 ($4,800) when he bought them, became 400 shares trading at $12 a share, still valued at $4,800. Today C is $73, and his 400 shares are worth $29,200. Your dad has a smart pro“t of $24,400. Keep C. MGIC Investment Corp. (MTG-$12.20) is among the largest providers of private mortgage insurance (primarily for residential “rst mortgages), which protects lenders against default on loans with low or no down payments. MGIC also provides various related services, including claims administration and contract underwriting. After losing over $8 billion between 2007 and 2014 „ and as the housing market improved „ MGIC began putting its house in order, and pro“ts started rolling in. This year, management expects to earn $1.75 a share on $1.1 billion in revenues, and Wall Street is looking for sustainable forward growth, as buyer incomes, home sales and values still appear strong. MGICs business seems to be on an upward trajectory, supported by a favorable economic background and low interest rates. Though MTG doesnt pay a dividend and wont for a while, the Street expects the stock price to double in three to four years. But I completely disagree with the Street! Your dad has a gain of $11.30 per share on 3,000 shares, or $33,900, and thats a dandy pro“t. Sell the stock. Those are two excellent trades that I would never have recommended. Kudos to the old broker for his excellent perspicacity and swell advice. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ Advice From a Different Guy Malcolm Berko PORTLAND, Maine „ The harvest of soft-shell clams is dwindling along the coast of New England, where the shell“sh are embedded in the culture as much as the tidal muck. Soft-shell clams, also called steamersŽ or longnecks,Ž are one of the northeastern U.S.s most beloved seafood items, delighting shoreside diners in fried clam rolls, clam strips and clam chowders. But the nationwide harvest fell to a little less than 2.8 million pounds of meat in 2016, the lowest total since 2000, and there are new signs of decline in Maine. The Pine Tree State produces more of the clams than any other, and state regulators there say clam harvesters collected a little more than 1.4 mill ion pounds of the shell“sh last year. Thats the lowest total since 1930, and less than half a typical haul in the earlyand mid-1980s. The clam “shery is coping with a declining number of “shermen, a warming ocean, harmful algal blooms in the marine environment and growing populations of predator species, said regulators and scientists who study the “shery. It leaves clammers like Chad Cof“n, of Freeport, Maine, concerned the harvest will decline to the point it will be dif“cult to make a living. It has been a gradual decline, and its getting to the point where theres a tremendous amount of acreage thats not producing anymore,Ž Cof“n said. It should drop signi“cantly more over the next two years.Ž The clams are still readily available to consumers, but the number of harvesters digging for them has slipped to about 1,600 in Maine. It was more than 2,000 as recently as 2015. The clams are also harvested in smaller numbers in Massachusetts, New York and Maryland, and the haul has been more steady in those states in recent years, helping keep prices about the same. The value of Maines clams dipped by nearly $4 million last year, in part due to supply from areas outside the state, the state Department of Marine Resources announced in March. Department public health bureau director Kohl Kanwit attributed Maines diminished harvest to clamming closures necessitated by algal blooms that render the shell“sh unsafe to eat. Growing numbers of crabs, “sh and worms that eat the clams are another problem, said Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias. The growth of predators could be tied to rising ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, which is a trend that “gures to continue, Beal said. Seawater temperature is driving the biological and environmental factors that regulate clam populations,Ž Beal said. That spells doom and gloom for the clamming industry and probably for other industries as well.Ž Soft-shell clams are one of several types of clams people buy in grocery stores and restaurants. Clammers collect them by raking for them in tidal areas, while some other species are harvested by boats at sea. The clams are the signature item of a popular summer festival in Yarmouth, Maine, and are central to beloved 1950s-era Maine childrens story One Morning in MaineŽ by Robert McCloskey.Harvest of clams continues to dwindle in New EnglandBy PATRICK WHITTLEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 28, 2017 le photo, local softshell clams are displayed at a Portland, Maine, sh market. Maines clam harvest in 2017 reached its lowest point since at least 1950.


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 3 NATION DETROIT „ A striking, sepia-to ned picture recently acquired by the University of Michigan jumps out from the past and begs to tell a story: A man dressed in a heavy coat and hat is as big as the cabin door whose knob he is reaching to turn and enter. The picture is labeled simply, Big Jim.Ž The rare photo is among 30 acquired by the Bentley Historical Library last year from a private donor that capture a place and time often overlooked by history: black Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Michigan and elsewhere during the Great Depression. The photos are the only known images of the states segregated, all-black camps. President Franklin Roosevelt established the corps in the early 1930s, offering shelter, clothing, food and wages to a vast armyŽ of unemployed men who worked to conserve and restore national resources. As the people and stories behind the pictures are increasingly lost to time, the university posted them online and launched a public call for information. So far, Big Jims story is the only one thats been “lled in, thanks to people who knew him and responded: He was James Richardson, a quiet, strong, hard-working rural Michigan farmer who served in World War I and went on to join the CCC. For the archivists, it represents delayed but welcome recognition for the contributions of workers who faced discrimination and marginalization during a dark economic era. What I liked about the photographs is they show that these young guys were doing work on parks, trails, out in the woods „ way away from their homes,Ž said Morris Thomas, who as a child knew Richardson and identi“ed him for Michigan researchers after seeing his image in a state history magazine. It is something unique; there arent that many photos available.Ž Eighty-“ve years after the Civilian Conservation Corps creation, any cache of this kind is a boon to historians. Photographs from designated black camps are far less common than from white camps. Thomas, now 75, says his family also had photos of an uncle who worked in a black camp but laments, Now we cant “nd them.Ž Despite the legacy of segregation, the photos and stories they conjure reveal elements of unexpected egalitarianism and advancement. That was a tremendous thing for black people,Ž said Thomas cousin Frank Thomas, who as a boy often spent time with Richardson and neighborhood friends. There were really no jobs for black people at that time, only menial jobs. All those guys got a chance to ... show people they can work and can do anything anybody else can do.Ž CCC camps initially were integrated, according to the university, but became segregated by 1935 amid community protests. Out of Michigans roughly 150 camps, some 16 were designated for black men. Black membership was capped at 10 percent of the overall corps, which numbered around 3 million over the course of the program. The Michigan History Center says the states black camps helped build a ski area and contributed to efforts to plant millions of trees, “ght forest “res, construct bridges and buildings, and establish public campgrounds. The CCC camps did tremendous things to better the commun ity for both black and white people,Ž Frank Thomas said. Put in playgrounds, all that stuff.Ž Joan Sharpe, president of the Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy, said the segregation in the camps re”ected U.S. society at the time. Still, she added, that doesnt erase the opportunities it provided for people of all races. The guys Ive talked to that were in the CCC camps that were black were very grateful ... to have access to education, access to vocational training, learn how to lay stone, build roads „ things they would not have had before,Ž said Sharpe, whose group serves and supports CCC alumni. I have to look at it from their perspective,Ž she added. Their story and station in life would be very different than us looking back on it and saying, Oh, how awful.Ž After leaving the CCC, Richardson continued his hard-working ways, according to Thomas and his cousin. He tended to his 40-acre farm in Manistee County and did odd jobs such as cutting logs and hauling pulpwood to a paper mill. Local legend has it that he once lifted a Model A for someone with a ”at tire and once attached a plow to himself to take over for a stubborn horse. He died in 1959 at age 65. Frank Thomas, 79, believes Big JimŽ served as a big ambassador for black people,Ž and can still be for people who see his picture and hear his story. Youd think of a man that size he would be aggressive, but I never heard tell or saw any indication of that,Ž he said. That goes long way in race relations and community relations.ŽPhotos show black work camps during Great DepressionBy JEFF KAROUBASSOCIATED PRESS BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY VIA APIn a photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library, unidentied Civilian Conservation Corps members are seen in an undated photo. In a photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library, James Big JimŽ Richardson is photographed outside a cabin in Michigan in 1936. Our Mission Charlotta SorenstamDirector of Instructionadno=54515112 Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and Sunbelt Rentals are proudly hosting The Gary Sinise Foundation Charity Golf Tournament brought to you by the Atlanta Braves. 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Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 NATION FARFROMPCBSPUNITIVE ALABAMAOHOHAVEMARIA KIDINAC YSTOREP AEXPRESS EVAINSIPIDMCATGNAT SERFNICEDAYGEES SUITSEELEDPLOT CREAML OCALRISSIAN ALLH SONDECKIMBEATADO TIEINROANESSIEMAT TVMABACKLOTASAWPA HEMYANKEEDOODLED YOTS EWEERASTRAITSAMIE BISASSTSOCHOBRAVA ATEHOAGIEHURRICANES YTHEAMAZINGR ISERUM PAPIGOGETSEPIA GMENDISHRAGSCAR PAIRWEANTOBACCOCUE ELASTICB SAFISHCALLEDW ACOMOESTADICEEREADER SPINSHOTSTATDESCENDANSWERS to crosswordOKLAHOMA CITY „ Emergency of“cials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of whats historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wild“re threats brought on by severe drought. April, May and June are the most active months in the U.S. for tornadoes. At the same time, the three states on the southern end of Tornado Alley are experiencing extreme and exceptional drought that could fuel wild“res. Tornado Alley extends from northern Texas and covers much of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, plus slivers of New Mexico and Colorado, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Storm Prediction Center. The past three years, the U.S. has seen an average of more than 600 tornadoes during April, May and June, according to the center. That is more than half the average of 1,186 tornadoes per year during that time span, although the numbers from the last three months of 2017 are still considered preliminary. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are accustomed to preparing for multiple emergency situations happening at once and train with various agencies to account for different possibilities. Were typically preparing for worst-case scenarios year-round anyway,Ž state Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said, noting that the SPC reports Oklahoma City has been struck by more tornadoes than any other U.S. city, with more than 100 known twisters. We do have some experience at that. We plan for all hazards anyway.Ž Katie Horner, spokeswoman for the Kansas adjutant generals division of emergency management, said last year the state dealt with a blizzard, an ice storm, “re, ”ooding and a tornado warning all in the same week. We train not only for one or two events in a day, but three or four events in a day,Ž she added. Chip Orton, the emergency management director for Amarillo, a city of about 200,000 in the Texas Panhandle, says, My job is to be worried. Thats why we come to work every day. Is it likely? Probably not. Could it happen? Sure,Ž he said. While tornadoes are the result of thunderstorms, which are created from conditions that include moisture, the current dry conditions in the area do not preclude twisters, said Storm Prediction Center meteorologist Patrick Marsh. He noted that two tornadoes were reported in the Texas Panhandle on March 18, even as the area was rated in extreme drought. Some private forecasting services are predicting an increase in tornadoes during the coming months, based largely on the fact that there was the climate phenomenon La Nina during the past winter. Theyre expecting weather patterns in the coming months to be wetter and warmer than usual, particularly in the southeastern U.S. and along the Gulf Coast. (Those conditions) would be a petri dish for thunderstorms. You need to add an additional ingredient for tornados. ... You need wind shear. Wind shear is best described as a change in wind speed and direction,Ž Marsh said, and is created when cold air and warm air collide at the surface. The national Storm Prediction Center, however, does not forecast severe weather more than about a week in advance.Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threatsBy KEN MILLERASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this Monday, May 20, 2013 le photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency ocials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of whats historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildre threats because of severe drought conditions. SAN BRUNO, Calif. „ When word spread that the YouTube shooter wasnt a disgruntled man but a woman, the almost immediate assumption was dead wrong: that she was a spurned lover intent on killing her boyfriend. The quick explanation, attributed to witnesses and unidenti“ed law enforcement sources, “rst streamed across the bottom of newscast crawlers and on news sites. They reported that a domestic dispute had driven Nasim Aghdam to sneak into YouTubes San Bruno headquarters at lunchtime Tuesday and critically wound one man and injure two women before killing herself. When I heard that, I literally smacked my hand into my forehead,Ž said Jaclyn Schildkraut, an expert on mass shootings and an assistant professor of public justice at Oswego State University in New York. It was like, Oh, it must be domestic violence because she was a woman.Ž While female shooters in public places are rare, history shows that love is never behind such attacks. Like men, female shooters „ including Aghdam „ appear to have been motivated by resentment and anger. The spurned womanŽ assumption in Tuesdays tragedy is an example of enduring sexism and a double standard, Schildkraut said. Of the 14 mass shootingsŽ committed by women between 1966 and 2016 „ only 4 percent of all mass shootings „ not one was fueled by a domestic dispute. In interviews with Aghdams family and in numerous videos she posted on YouTube, it became clear late Tuesday that she was furious at YouTube for what she perceived as the censoring of her graphic anti-animal cruelty videos and her pro-vegan stances that had made her a minor social media celebrity in Iran. She apparently didnt know anyone at YouTube. Women practicing at a shooting range in Santa Clara this week rolled their eyes at the mistaken motive that she was a lover seeking vengeance. Its a little offensive,Ž said Ashley Katena, 29, who had come with a female friend to Reeds Shooting Range in Santa Clara. That its because shes an emotional female going on a rampage against her spouse.Ž So why were the media and public so eager to accept the explanation of a scorned woman? Although women are more likely to target people they know, including domestic partners and children, they are less likely to use a gun, more often choosing poison or suffocation, according to Schildkrauts research. And those crimes tend to happen closer to home. Women who commit such shootings at public places are all the more rare and tend to do so at places that are familiar to them „ their own workplaces or schools. The most memorable woman school shooter remains perhaps one of the “rst: In 1979, 16-yearold Brenda Spencer “red a .22 caliber ri”e from her house to the schoolyard across the street in San Diego, killing the school principal and custodian and wounding a police of“cer and eight children. When a San Diego Tribune reporter reached her by phone and asked why she was “ring on school children, she uttered a response that would be made into a musical hit by the British band Boomtown Rats: I dont like Mondays.Ž At the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010, biology professor Amy Bishop, who had been denied tenure, opened “re at a department meeting, killing three and wounding three. These shooters have similar types of grievances, whether they are perceived or actual, that male shooters do,Ž said Schildkraut, co-author of Mass Shootings, Media, Myths and Realities.Ž But they are somehow dismissed because of what people believe criminals to be. In our culture today, there is a tendency to justify mens actions and mitigate or downplay womens actions in general.Ž When 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at his former Parkland, Fla., high school in February, Schildkraut said, it was Oh, this poor kid wasnt loved enough, his mother died, he was an orphan. There were all these justi“cations of why he did it. The fact is there is no justi“cation.Ž The closest to a note or manifesto that Aghdam left to explain her motivations was the angry videos she produced and uploaded to YouTube. She ranted against the company and claimed that YouTube was censoring her videos and cutting into her nascent celebrity and advertising income. While Aghdam may have shared the kinds of resentments typical of male shooters, she didnt “t the more common pseudo commandoŽ persona they tend to take on „ the ones who show off caches of weapons on their websites and belts of ammunition slung around their shoulders. Theyre angry and they plot against people who they believe havent given them their due. And in this big display of power, they go out in this perceived blaze of glory to show the world their worth and how powerful they are,Ž said Amy Barnhorst, a professor and vice chair of community psychiatry at he University of California, Davis. Its the narcissist, entitled guy in all that commando gear.Ž Aghdam wasnt that. While witnesses said she called out something like come and get me,Ž from the outdoor patio before killing herself, she carried only a single handgun. And she didnt overly concern Mountain View police, who found her sleeping in a parking lot the night before the shootings. From her license plate they learned that her family had “led a missing persons report a few days earlier. When they noti“ed the family they had found her, the family said they expressed their concern in a follow-up call to police that she had a grudge against YouTube. But police said the family never mentioned anything about her potential for violence. By the next morning she was practicing shooting at a nearby range and by 12:45 p.m. was “ring her 9 mm Smith & Wesson into a crowd of panicked employees. I dont necessarily fault them for it,Ž Barnhorst said of the Mountain View police. Young males are at the highest risk of perpetrating violence, and middle-aged women are just not up there on the list.ŽYouTube shooter wasnt a scorned lover, but many thought soBy JULIA PRODIS SULEKTHE MERCURY NEWS SC resorts looks for people who threw carrots at alligatorFRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) „ Of“cials at a South Carolina resort are looking for the people who harassed an alligator by throwing carr ots at him, calling the action a new level of stupid.Ž The Island Packet in Hilton Head reports the Fripp Island Resort Activity Center posted about the harassment Friday on its Facebook page. Fripp Island naturalist Jessica Miller says the people were lucky because the alligator didnt respond and later slid back into the water The Facebook post says Fripp Island has a description of the people who threw carrots. The “ne is $200 per carrot thrown. Violators could also face up to 30 days in jail for feeding alligators if convicted, according to South Carolina state law. Wildlife experts say that most attacks occur when humans feed, poke or swim near alligators.Naval academy holds viewing of flag captured in War of 1812ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) „ The U.S. Naval Academy Museum has held a public viewing of a large British ”ag that was captured during the War of 1812. The British Royal Standard displayed Saturday is 35-by-25 feet. It is decorated with lions and a crown. The event marked the “rst time since the 1880s that the ”ag was available to be viewed in its entirety. It has been in an exhibit case in the academys Mahan Hall, where only part of it was viewable. The ”ag ”ew over present-day Toronto, Canada, and was captured by U.S. forces. Congressional and presidential directives from more than 150 years ago require the academy to preserve and exhibit captured ”ags. The museum now has more than 200 battle ”ags and a total ”ag collection of more than 600.4 charged in mans death; his last moments were on FacebookFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) „ Four people have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose “nal moments were livestreamed and posted on Facebook. The Fayetteville Observer reports one of the four wanted in the January 2017 death of 27-year-old Calvin Blackshire Jr. turned himself in. Warrants have been issued for the others, including one who is an inmate at a prison in Elizabeth City. They face charges including “rst-degree murder and conspiracy. Blackshire was found in a motel parking lot with a gunshot wound. As he lay dying, an onlooker livestreamed Blackshires last moments. Authorities said at the time that the person who recorded and posted the video didnt break a law. Blackshires mother, Pamela, says she plans to put ”owers on her sons grave to mark the arrests.Ohio State revokes Bill Cosbys honorary degree amid retrialCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) „ Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001. University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with opening statements in suburban Philadelphia. An Ohio State spokesman says Cosby has, by his own admission, violated the universitys principles and values. This is the “rst time Ohio State has revoked an honorary degree. It adds to the list of schools that have revoked honorary degrees for the comedian in the past few years. Cosbys retrial involves a woman who says he drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. His “rst trial ended in a hung jury. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, April 8, the 98th day of 2018. There are 267 days left in the year. Today in history On April 8, 1974 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruths record. On this date In 1913 the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for popular election of U.S. senators (as opposed to appointment by state legislatures), was ratified. President Woodrow Wilson became the first chief executive since John Adams to address Congress in person as he asked lawmakers to enact tariff reform. In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Relief Appropriations Act, which provided money for programs such as the Works Progress Administration. In 1946 the League of Nations assembled in Geneva for its final session. In 1952 President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. In 1961 a suspected bomb exploded aboard the passenger liner MV Dara in the Persian Gulf, causing it to sink; 238 of the 819 people aboard were killed. In 1988 TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart resigned from the Assemblies of God after he was defrocked for rejecting an order from the churchs national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he had consorted with a prostitute. In 1994 Kurt Cobain, singer and guitarist for the grunge band Nirvana, was found dead in Seattle from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound; he was 27. In 2003 kidnapper-rapist John Jamelske, who had imprisoned five women and girls, one after another, as sex slaves inside a makeshift dungeon in his DeWitt, New York, home, was arrested. (Jamelske, who pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree kidnapping, is serving an 18 years-to-life sentence in a maximum security prison.) Todays birthdays Comedian Shecky Greene is 92. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 81. Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is 80. Basketball Hall of Famer John Havlicek is 78. MouseketeerŽ Darlene Gillespie is 77. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 77. Bible verse But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.Ž „ 2 Corinthians 4:3. Christianity was never meant to be a secret or closed society. We have good news to tell a world that is desperately searching. Share Jesus with a friend. GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) „ When University of Floridas president said on April Fools Day that people cited for parking violations on campus over the past year could get amnesty by donating food, many thought it was a prank. But on Friday, nearly 2,000 people learned it wasnt. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said on Twitter that nearly 2,000 citations had been exchanged for 9,455 food donations. The food „ peanut butter, canned peaches and other canned items „ will fill the shelves of the schools Field and Fork Pantry.ODD NEWS UF allows parking violators to pay tickets by food donationsaid it sent three helicopters to the scene. The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players. The Humboldt Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6,000. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horri“c crash began to circulate. Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow Broncos team jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena in the Saskatchewan town to comfort each other and learn more. Its overwhelming. Its been tough on everybody,Ž Muench said in a phone interview. Were a small community; some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years. A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other.Ž The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-“nal against the Nipawin Hawks. Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink. To “nd out that it was their “rst responders that aided our boys just warms your heart,Ž the mayor said as his voice cracked. Multiple crisis workers were assisting relatives and friends. Everybody is just so devastated. These poor young boys,Ž said Penny Lee, the communications manager for the town of Humboldt. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a junior A hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Its open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20. Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene. Our whole community is in shock, we ar e grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other,Ž he said. Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We talked to him, but he said he couldnt feel his lower extremities so I dont know whats going on,Ž she said. I am freaking out. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind.Ž Garinger said he still didnt know the fate of one of the players living in his home. We just need to try to support each other as we deal with this incredible loss to our community, to our province, to our hockey world.Ž Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, said he knows players on the team. This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here,Ž he said.HOCKEYFROM PAGE 1 650 CKOM/980 CJME VIA APThis image provided by 650 CKOM/980 CJME shows emergency crews responding to the scene where a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playo game was struck by a semi Friday, north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada. a large-scale police operation was underway. Police also said they found a suspicious object in the van that they were examining to see if it was dangerous. They told German news agency dpa that was the reason authorities cordoned off such a large area. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said the suspects apartment was being searched Saturday night for possible explosives. The Muenster University Hospital put out an urgent call for citizens to donate blood „ and so many people rushed to help that long lines of donors formed. Jan Schoessler, who was among those in line, said dozens of people were waiting shortly after doors opened at 7 p.m. The university cancelled the call after only an hour and thanked everyone on Twitter for your overwhelming support.Ž Muenster, a major university city, has about 300,000 residents and an attractive medieval city center that was rebuilt after World War II. TV footage showed a narrow street sealed off Saturday with red-and-white police tape. Dozens of ambulances were near the cordoned-off area and helicopters were ”ying overhead. The Kiepenkerl is not only one of the citys bestknown traditional pubs, but also the emblem of the city, depicting a traveling salesman with a long pipe in his mouth and a big backpack on his back. Ugur Hur was working at a nearby cafe in downtown Muenster when the crash took place. I heard a loud bang, screaming. And the police arrived and everyone was sent out,Ž he said. A lot of people were running away screaming.Ž Lino Baldi, who owns an Italian restaurant near the scene of the crash, told Sky TG24 that the city center had been packed with people out enjoying a Saturday market and summer-like temperatures, which had risen to 77 degrees Fahrenheit from just 54 degrees a day earlier. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was deeply shocked by the terrible events in Muenster.Ž Everything conceivable is being done to investigate the crime and to support the victims and their relatives,Ž Merkel said in a statement. My thanks go to all the responders at the scene.ŽCROWDFROM PAGE 1 DPA VIA APPolice vans parked in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday. the way they need to be. But were learning that; were making the changes on the ”y,Ž said Jeff Behler, a regional Census Bureau director who is overseeing the test. Were getting some very critical information about changes that we need to make. And we have time to do that.Ž In the test, which began March 16, 280,000 homes in Providence County are receiving snail-mail letters that direct residents to a survey website or toll-free phone number. There, they can complete the survey, which includes questions including about age, race and ethnicity. People may also call to get a paper version of the census sent to them, but census of“cials hope most will do it online because it is less expensive. A response is legally required. Those who dont respond on their own will get a personal visit, with door-knocking scheduled through July, Behler said. Census workers who visit homes will use a new smartphone app, instead of paper forms, to enter information they collect in person. The test survey does not include any question on citizenship, having begun several days before the Trump administrations announcement that it was adding that question, although many people received the letters telling them to take their census around the time the announcement was made. Entities that use census data worry about including a question on the census without testing it “rst. Adding a question at this late stage of the Census process does not allow time for adequate testing to incorporate new questions, particularly if the testing reveals substantial problems,Ž the American Statistical Association wrote in a January letter to the federal government. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he added the citizenship question at the request of the Justice Department to provide a more accurate tally of the number of voting-eligible residents in each neighborhood. Many Democratic of“cials and advocacy groups fear the question will scare people away from participating because they view the Trump administration as hostile to immigrants, diminishing the surveys overall accuracy. Many Republican of“cials have downplayed such concerns, instead echoing the Trump administrations assertion that there is no empirical evidence pointing to a steep participation decline. The Rhode Island test would have to be repeated „ the second time with a citizenship question at the end „ to gauge whether there is a decrease in participation, but there are no plans to do that. Even aside from the citizenship question, critics say they worry residents will ignore the test requests because they dont know what they are or because they fear how the government will use the information. And they worry a test with a lot of problems will ripple into the nationwide census two years from now.CENSUSFROM PAGE 1 foreign media. He was not af“liated with Hamas or any other militant group. The latest casualties were bound to draw new criticism from rights groups that have branded Israels open-“re orders on the border as unlawful, after Israels defense minister warned that those approaching the fence were risking their lives. The U.N. human rights of“ce said Friday that it has indications that Israeli forces used excessive forceŽ against protesters last week, when 15 Palestinians were killed or later died of wounds sustained near the border. An Israeli military spokesman defended the rules of engagement. If they are actively attacking the fence, if they are throwing a molotov cocktail that is within striking distance of Israeli tr oops or similar activities, then those persons, those rioters, become, may become, a target,Ž said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. Fridays large crowds suggested that Hamas, the Islamic militant group that has ruled Gaza since a 2007 takeover, might be able to keep the momentum going in the next few weeks. Hamas has called for a series of protests until May 15, the anniversary of Israels founding when Palestinians commemorate their mass uprooting during the 1948 war over Israels creation. Israel has alleged that Hamas is using the mass marches as a cover for attacking the border fence, and has vowed to prevent a breach at all costs.PROTESTFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOSPalestinian protesters burn an American ag during a protest at the Gaza Strips border with Israel, Friday. Palestinian protesters chant slogans next to burning tires during clashes with Israeli troops along Gazas border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday.


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So when the people behind the new IMAX original “lm PandasŽ asked The Good PlaceŽ star if she would consider narrating the documentary, it was a no-brainer. Im not secretive about the fact that Im an animal lover, or an IMAX lover to be totally honest with you,Ž Bell said. I think they produce some of the best content out there and I take my kids to the science center every time theres a new IMAX movie. I just think the patience with which they produce particularly their animal documentaries is kind of astounding.Ž Pandas,Ž from David Douglas and Drew Fellman (Born to be WildŽ and Island of Lemurs: MadagascarŽ), takes audiences to the Chengdu Research Base For Giant Panda Breeding in China where scientists are working toward a goal of releasing captive-born pandas into the wild, where only about 2000 remaining pandas live. The “lm, out Friday, focuses in on one, Qian Qian (pronounced Chen Chen), from cub stage to her supervised release in the wild and the humans trying to make that happen. Hou Rong, the Director of Research at Panda Base since 1994, has raised over 200 baby pandas during her tenure and hopes that one day their work will help pandas thrive outside of captivity. In an inspiring display of cross cultural solidarity, she travels to New Hampshire to observe how a man named Ben Kilham has for 20 years been successfully raising orphaned black bear cubs for eventual release in the wild. At Kilhams suggestion, Panda Base hires American conservation biologist Jake Owens, who Douglas calls the Indiana Jones of biologistsŽ to help supervise Qian Qians transition from city panda to countr y panda. Bell, who got involved later in the process, didnt get to meet the pandas but hopes that one day she will. But that didnt stop her from peppering the scientists like Owens with questions, like how much do they weigh (150 poundsŽ), how much do they feel like they weigh (about 300 poundsŽ) and what do they smell like (sweet grass and milkŽ). An avid watcher of nature documentaries, Bell said that she and her young daughters Lincoln and Delta particularly love David Attenborough and the Planet EarthŽ series. The girls saw an early cut of PandasŽ and loved itŽ which makes Bell all the more excited for additional kids and families to experience PandasŽ too. Its inspiring the next crop of biologists and conservationists,Ž she said. She thinks the “lm will connect beyond animal die-hards too. It makes you feel good,Ž Bell said. Its inspiring, its beautiful, its adorable, its educational and personally I think currently the world could use more things that feel good, you know?ŽKristen Bell narrates cuddly IMAX documentary PandasBy LINDSEY BAHRAP FILM WRITER DREW FELLMAN/WARNER BROS. PICTURES VIA APThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows giant pandas in a scene from the IMAX documentary Pandas.Ž Ingraham due back at Fox after cooling-off period from tweetNEW YORK (AP) „ Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work Monday following backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet mocking a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor. Several companies say theyll no longer advertise with Ingraham, who was on a one-week vacation that served as a cooling-off period. Ingraham picked up a strong statement of support from her boss and backing from an unexpected source in liberal talk show host Bill Maher late Friday. Ingraham has apologized for a tweet in which she said 17-year-old high school student David Hogg whined about being rejected by some colleges. Ingrahams tweet became a symbol of a debate over how minors active in national gun safety talks should be treated by political opponents. Hogg has said its time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.ŽHannity vows to attack Kimmel until ABC comic apologizesNEW YORK (AP) „ Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about the accent of “rst lady Melania Trump, who was born in Slovenia. The dispute between the television personalities is unusually vitriolic, with Hannity calling Kimmel a sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdoŽ during his Fox show on Friday. Kimmel returned “re on Twitter, often in off-color fashion. He says its sad that anyone who is slobbering overŽ President Donald Trump would call him a pervert. When Trump was the Republican presidential nominee he was heard on tape bragging about fame enabling him to grope women, and he later apologized. Hannity ran several clips of Kimmel routines he said exposed the comics creepyŽ past. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS BRIEFS


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Meanwhile, many expect Celgenes multiple sclerosis drug ozanimod to be approved and reach blockbuster status. With a forward-looking price-toearnings (P/E) ratio recently in the single digits, Celgenes stock seems a bargain for long-term investors. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Celgene.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentA Guy Who Guessed WrongWhen I got back into the stock market in 2009 after inheriting some money, I made the mistake of listening to this guy who guessed wrong a lot. As a result, I lost money with some bad investments. Now I listen to him less, while listening more to The Motley Fool and a few others I trust. Oh, the guy who guessed wrong a lot over the last eight years or so? Me. „ R.L., Cincinnati The Fool Responds: Were glad that you trust us, but dont sell yourself short so quickly. A big problem in the scenario you described can be boiled down to one word you used: guessed. The less guessing you employ in investing, the better your results are likely to be. Sure, no one knows exactly what a given stock or the entire market is going to do in the next day or year, but the more you know, the fewer surprises youll likely encounter. If you study a company youre interested in, learning about how it makes its money, what its competitive advantages are, how financially healthy it is and what its growth potential is, you can make an educated estimate of its value and its attractiveness as an investment. Remember, too, that youll never be perfect in your investment decisions. Weve made our share of regrettable calls, and the worlds best investors have erred, too. Stocks or Car Loan?QShould I use some extra funds to pay off my car loan or invest in the stock market? „ K.M., Fort Wayne, IndianaAIf you have any high-interest debt, such as from credit cards, pay that off first. Otherwise, compare your car debt with your alternatives.Say your car loan interest rate is 5 percent. If you invest in the stock market, the average annual gain in that over many decades is roughly 10 percent, but thats just an average and far from certain. The stock market can be volatile, especially over short periods. So consider your risk tolerance and decide whether youd rather save a definite 5 percent or hope for a 10 percent gain. It can be worth paying a little in interest while aiming to earn more through stock appreciation. Just make sure youre investing for the long haul.***QWhats a leveraged buyout? „ L.B., Hendersonville, North CarolinaASometimes referred to as an LBO, a leveraged buyout is when a company is bought out by another entity (or entities), using a lot of debt. Private equity investors are typically involved, borrowing lots of money without using much of their own, and often using the acquirees assets as collateral.The acquired company is generally taken private, no longer trading publicly on the stock market. Its likely to go public again later, after some changes have been made (such as layoffs, the selling of assets or dividend increases or decreases). While some LBOs are executed by members of management, others are hostile, executed by outsiders and not welcomed by their targets. Many LBOs dont end well for the company or its shareholders (there are substantial interest payments due, after all), though the acquirers often do well.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolBonds, ExplainedStocks have outperformed bonds over most 20-year and 30-year periods, and between 1802 and 2017, stocks averaged annual postinflation gains of 6.8 percent, while bonds averaged just 3.5 percent. Despite that, you might include some bonds in your portfolio for diversification, especially if youre in or near retirement. First, though, be sure you understand what bonds are. Bonds are essentially long-term loans. If a company or government issues bonds, its borrowing cash and promising to pay it back at a certain rate of interest. Bonds sold by the U.S. governments Treasury Department are called Treasuries. State and local governments issue municipal bonds, while businesses issue corporate bonds. Companies on shaky ground attract buyers with high-interest-rate junkŽ bonds. If you buy a $1,000 bond with a coupon rateŽ of 5 percent, youll receive $50 per year in interest payments. When the bond matures,Ž youll be repaid your principal 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS VEGGIE FUN 2 by Myles Mellor 1. SYD GMQLYSV OASZSADT NDXD ZMNZVT YZFQWL GQLYST QW SYD OZW ZT SYDV WDFDX TZN DVD SA DVD! 2. OGKMB BLKJJ KWF HIF KWF EM OGEBVIHB? EMB WAM K VALIJA, EMB K GAKHBI HKFEBG! 3. WKKQ GHSI IWMM ZWOMME QFGW-QLMFIIFSK FS-PHAWQ OQ IDWEG PTQI BZOBA WOBD HIDWZ TL! 4. PQC ZFJ, XKHEHZK GCACEFTSC XFZ QCGCL FSSPXCJ PQ QPFKZ THA FLW. EKC SCCW! 1. The flighty potatoes were always having fights in the pan as they never saw eye to eye! 2. Whats small and red and it whispers? Its not a pomelo, its a hoarse radish! 3. Eggs dont tell really side-splitting in-jokes as theyd just crack each other up! 4. One sad, whitish vegetable was never allowed on Noahs big Ark. The leek! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can have creative insights anywhere, but youre going to have more of them in a brand-new environment, particularly one in which you feel somewhat (but not too) relaxed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Dont be too quick to sum up the people and situations you encounter. The trouble with putting things into strict categories is that those boxes will focus you in such a way as to miss the interplay among things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youve been unaware of the subtle pressures around you that were inuencing you to be one way and not another. But something happens today to wake you up and help you better understand the dynamics aecting you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). What brings out your exceptional qualities? A demand for them. Therefore, you dont mind the problems that come up today, because they are a chance to rise up and hone the best parts of you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll gure out how to help another person get past a hurdle, make an improvement or think of the problem dierently. This is no small win. The success of others will be your success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Wearing shoes indoors is acceptable or unacceptable, depending on whose house youre in. Neither is more correct, as its a matter of personal preference. Other matters of personal preference will inuence todays proceedings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The new people around you have something to do with a shift in your thoughts and emotions. Youre the one who gets to decide whether this shift is something youd like to ex p lore further or not. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your ability to accept, support, care for and love yourself is increasing, and you like how your life is going as a result of this. Youre ready to get radically honest on a you-to-you basis. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ideally, you could shed the past like a snake shedding its skin, because wearing the past is just dulling the vibrancy of the emerging you. Youre so clever; you can nd a way to fold up the story and compartmentalize it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Youre playful, fun, energetic and curious. Your mood is perfect for making new friends. Seeing as they dont know you, you can be anyone you want to be. Sweet liberation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youll get the chance to observe possible candidates for your friendship. Take in all that you see. There are many things that can aect a persons loyalty, and opportunity should be one of them. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You cant see your own attractiveness in action, and you never know exactly what it is about you thats working for another person, but you can be sure that it is; the response you get now is proof of this. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 8). What you do to be stronger and kinder will also help you enjoy your life more fully. Also, it wont be bad for your image! Many will be attracted to your work and projects, and youll be able to bank on that. Impressive things come from your family in the next seven weeks. A departure in June will help you glimpse your future. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 2, 30, 48 and 19.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, April 8, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Im the youngest of four sisters. The oldest sister is the only one who has children „ three girls under the age of 12. Im a high school teacher who works about 60 hours a week during the school year between teaching, grading, attending meetings, completing paperwork, tutoring before and after school, and planning lessons. My second-oldest sister wants to plan an elaborate road trip this summer that involves renting an RV and driving cross-country with our nieces to visit Disneyland. She feels that since I have the summer o, I should be more than happy to go on this trek. I love my students and nieces, but by the time summer rolls around, the last thing I want to do is spend a week or more in a camper with kids. I told her I have some summer training to go to, which is true, hoping she would drop the subject. She hasnt. What can I tell them? „ SWEATING IT OUT IN THE SOUTH DEAR SWEATING IT OUT: Forgive me if this is blasphemy, but Disneyland isnt everyones cup of tea. Thats why its time to tell your sisters the truth. You deserve a child-free summer break if you want one, and that fact should not be regarded as a personal insult to anyone. DEAR ABBY: I have worked with a woman for a little more than a year. Her daughter is having a baby. I have never met her daughter, but hear only negative stories about her and her boyfriend, who both live with this coworker. Today in the mail I received an invitation to this daughters baby shower. I was told by another co-worker that we all (seven oce people) are invited, although none of us have ever met her. I am surprised the woman I work with would do this. Does it seem strange to you, and should I feel guilty because I have no desire to go? Because of the invite, I feel I shouldŽ give a small gift, but Im sort of mied about it. If you were me, how would you handle this? „ CONFUSED CO-WORKER DEAR CONFUSED: The daughter and her boyfriend are living with your co-worker because they dont have enough money to live on their own. I dont know the reason for that, and neither do you. Its fair to assume that they will need things for their baby. I agree that by sending you an invitation to the shower, she has put you on the spot, but I can understand her doing it. If I were you, in the interest of solidarity as well as charity, I would send a small baby gift „ or consider a group gift with your other co-workers. Because I had heard nothing positive about the mother-tobe, I would send with it my regrets for being unable to attend. DEAR ABBY: After I retired, I wrote a book. I sent a copy to old friends at no charge. Upon receipt, they gave lukewarm thanks and criticized me for not personalizing it by handwriting a few words to them. How should I deal with these people who often tend to criticize? „ PUZZLED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR PUZZLED: Some people feel that an inscription in a book makes it a more personal gift. That said, dealŽ with it by accepting the criticism graciously and oer to autograph your book for them if they will return it to you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions,Ž send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: If you have a ton of leftovers after a big gathering, make customized TV dinners instead of throwing them out. You wont waste all that good food. Heres how to do it: „ Buy heavy, plastic microwaveable plates with compartments. Look for them on sale and buy in bulk to have on hand. „ Scoop leftover portions to ll each section of the plates, and cover the plate with microwave-safe plastic wrap before freezing. „ When you need a superquick meal, just pull these out and pop them into the microwave. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We just moved into a new house, and there is colored grout around the bathroom. It is dirty. How do I clean it? „ Hillary from Connecticut Dear Hillary: Try this: Make a paste by mixing 3/4 of baking soda with 1/4 cup of warm water. Grab a damp, clean toothbrush, scrub the solution onto the grout, allow it to remain on the surface for a couple of minutes and then rinse well. Dont use any cleaners on grout that contain chlorine bleach because they remove the color. Finally, apply a sealer to the grout to prevent new stains. Clean it regularly to stop a dirt buildup. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Sometimes you buy avocados at the supermarket that have not softened enough to eat them. Heres how to hasten the process so you can make your favorite guacamole dip! Put the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana peel or an apple to it. Pierce the bag and close. Allow it to sit for a day or two and check to see if the avocados have softened. When you cut the avocado, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on it to stop it from turning brown. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I was just shopping for bleach for the rst time, and I noticed that there are several types. I dont know which one to buy. Can you help me out? „ Tiffany from California Dear Tiany: As we all know, bleach can be a key part of cleaning our clothing. When you decide to use bleach, there are two types to understand „ chlorine and oxygen. Both will clean and whiten clothes. Chlorine beach is the stronger and more eective on white and colorfast washable garments, but not on silks or wools. Oxygen bleach is not as stron g and is color-safe. Before using either type, read the fabric-care labels to be sure that its all right to use for that kind of clothing. Test for colorfastness on a small hidden area of the fabric. Read the labels for the right amounts and for proper usage. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We are going to be away for several weeks, and we feel its too big of a responsibility to ask a relative or friend to help take care of our dogs for such a long time. I really need a professional sitter to do the job. How can I nd a qualied person? „ Melanie from Florida Dear Melanie: Heres what to do: Contact a bonded pet-sitting service, which will be licensed, insured and can provide references. The service will charge you by the day or by the visit. Your dogs normal daily routine should be maintained. To nd a good service, ask your vet, a local pet shop or go online. „ HeloiseRV road trip to Disneyland with preteens no vacation for teacherDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 WORLD BEIRUT „ Syrian government forces pressed their offensive against the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as shelling of civilian areas on both sides claimed more lives, state media and opposition activists said. Syrian government forces resumed their offensive on rebel-held Douma on Friday afternoon after a 10-day truce collapsed over disagreement regarding evacuation of opposition “ghters. Violence resumed days after hundreds of opposition “ghters and their relatives left Douma toward rebel-held areas in northern Syria. A reporter for Lebanons Al-Manar TV embedded with Syrian troops near Douma said government forces advanced toward Douma from the towns of Misraba and Madiara that were recently captured by troops. Al-Manar TV is run by Lebanons Hezbollah group that has sent thousands of “ghters to Syria to back government forces. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said government forces captured several farms Saturday on the southern and western edges of the city that is home to tens of thousands of people. SCMM said the area controlled by the Army of Islam in and around Douma is 7.3 square miles. The group said its “ghters repelled all government attacks that began Friday, adding that 17 Syrian soldiers were killed. By Saturday evening, state media was reported that troops are approaching Army of Islam forti“cations on the edge of the town adding that street battles could begin soon. It said warplanes bombarded the groups headquarters and command and control center. State TV said Army of Islam “ghters pelted several neighborhoods in Damascus with mortar shells killing six civilians and wounding more than 30. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombardment of Douma killed eight people and wounded 48, including 15 children. Some opposition activists in Douma posted photographs of people wearing gas masks saying that government forces are shelling the town with poison gas. State media denied the reports saying such farces about chemical weaponsŽ were triggered by the troops quick push toward Douma. On Friday, opposition activists said 40 people were killed in Douma while state media said four were killed in government-held Damascus. Government forces launched a crushing offensive in February and March on eastern Ghouta capturing dozens of towns and villages forcing thousands of opposition “ghters to surrender and evacuate the area toward Syrias north. A deal was reached last month to evacuate Douma but activists and state media reported that the Army of Islam group demanded amendments to the deal. The Observatory said the Russian response to the Army of Islam with a list of demands including handing over heavy weapons within three days that should be followed by handing over light weapons and in return government forces will withdraw from the outskirts of Douma within a week. The Observatory also said that the Russians promised the rebels that once they hand over their weapons, airstrikes would stop. It added that “ghters who hand over their weapons can join a local police force that will be established in Douma mostly consisting of Army of Islam members who will be given Russians weapons to “ght members of the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked “ghters. Army of Islam Military spokesman Hamza Bayraqdar told The Associated Press by text message, the Russians are making humiliating demands that mean surrender and handing over the area. This is something that we categorically reject.Ž Russias military said the Army of Islam has forced out leaders who were taking part in negotiations to withdraw from Douma and that their “ghters have resumed attacks. Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, said that as a result of sharp opposition among the odious militants and those who were prepared to participate in the negotiations process, the former leaders of the group (known as) Abu Humam, Abu Omar and Abu Ali were physically removed.Ž He said the information came from a close aide of Abu Humam. In northern Syria, the Turkish military said on its Twitter account that it has established the ninth observation post in the rebel-held province of Idlib as part of the de-escalation agreement with Russia and Iran. Turkeys of“cial Anadolu news agency said the military convoy reached the town of Morek in Idlib province. Eastern Ghouta was also part of the same de-escalation plan signed last year in the Kazakh capital Astana. Turkeys presidential spokesman said that the Turkish military presence in Idlib would serve as a guaranteeŽ against attacks to ensure that it does not meet the same fate as eastern Ghouta. Ibrahim Kalin said, The Russians and the Iranians have a full understanding of this,Ž adding that the Syrian regime also understands that Turkish soldiers are not to be attacked in those areas.Ž Separately, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been threatening to expand the offensive against Syrian Kurdish militants in northern Syria eastward to the town of Tel Rifat. A spokesman for his of“ce, however, said an operation against Tel Rifat might not be needed. He said Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart that the main Kurdish militia Peoples Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terrorist organization, is no longer present there. Elsewhere in Syria, a bomb exploded in the Aleppo town of al-Bab, which is controlled by Turkey-backed opposition “ghters, killing nine people and wounding 15, according to the activist media collective Aleppo Media Center. The Observatory report that eight people were killed in the blast that occurred near the towns Grand Mosque.Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbsBy BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESS SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE WHITE HELMETS VIA APThis photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, Saturday. CARACAS, Venezuela „ An in”uential U.S. senator pressed for fair elections and the release of a jailed American during his private meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the senator said Saturday before departing the turbulent country. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, told The Associated Press that he urged Maduro to uphold democratic rights ahead of Venezuelas upcoming presidential election, but doubts any changes will be forthcoming His four-day trip made at Venezuelas invitation included a visit with Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Caracas for nearly two years on what the U.S. considers trumped-up weapons charges. Durbin, the author of a recent Senate resolution condemning Maduros use of food as a tool of political coercion,Ž said he took time to walk through parts Caracas, seeing the downtrodden faces of residents struggling to feed themselves. He also talked with doctors not able to get enough medicine to treat patients. I was heartbroken by what I saw and heard, particularly regarding the collapse of the countrys ability to feed and medically care for its people and children,Ž he said in an interview Saturday at the conclusion of his trip. The government has yet to comment on what was discussed during Durbins visit, or that of another lawmaker, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who met with Maduro earlier in the week in a privately-funded trip that wasnt organized by the State Department. But the rare visits came as the Trump administration weighs an embargo on Venezuelas oil shipments on top of sanctions already imposed on dozens of top of“cials, including Maduro, for decimating the countrys economy, spurring a humanitarian crisis and straying away from democratic practices. Oil-rich Venezuela is in the throes of a “ve-year economic and political crisis causing dire shortages of food and medicine, while drawing condemnation from the U.S., as well as many Latin American and European countries. This isnt a matter of Yankee imperialism,Ž said Durbin, the No. 2 Senate democrat. He was not happy with my conclusion on that.Ž Maduros government invited the senator to Venezuela in an effort to initiate dialogue between the two countries that havent exchange ambassadors since 2010. Durbin said Maduro made no demands, which he took as a sign that the leaders request was genuine. Durbin said Maduro greeted him warmly but doubted that the leader will delay or make any changes to boost con“dence that the May 20 presidential election will be free and fair, such as allowing banned opposition parties to participate. Democracies dont exile and imprison their political opponents, Ž said Durbin. This is not a democracy when it comes to the political process.Ž Durbin also pressed Maduro to hand over Holt, a 25-year-old Utah man who travelled to Venezuela in June 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met online practicing his Spanish. The couple was arrested during a police raid on the housing complex where she had lived. Venezuelan authorities alleged Holt was stockpiling weapons of war.Ž Asked to release Holt to his care, Maduro told Durbin that he would consider it. He made no promises,Ž the senator said. Durbin visited Holt in the Caracas jail where he and his wife are being held alongside some of the governments “ercest opponents, describing him as distraught and saddenedŽ by the drawnout ordeal but in otherwise good condition. They have been held and are being held for some political purpose either to be part of some trade in the future over some issue,Ž Durbin said. The senator next returns to Washington to share what he saw and learned with his colleagues in Congress. He said that ratcheting up increasing sanctions against Venezuela is broadly discussed. I hope we dont have to turn to further sanctions,Ž Durbin said. That is really in the hands of the Maduro regime.ŽUS senator meets with Venezuelan president, jailed Utah manBy SCOTT SMITHASSOCIATED PRESS Ship hits historic mansion on Istanbuls Bosporus StraitISTANBUL (AP) „ A cargo ship has crashed into a historic mansion on Istanbuls Bosporus strait, severely damaging the building. Turkeys of“cial Anadolu news agency said the Maltese-”agged cargo ship had a malfunction Saturday that disabled its rudder and caused it to lose control in the busy waterway. Videos showed the large ship sailing straight toward the Asian shores of Istanbul, hitting the red seaside mansion of Hekimbasi Salih Efendi. No one was injured. Anadolu said the 738foot ship was carrying barley from Russia to Saudi Arabia. The mansion once belonged to a doctor who served in the Ottoman palace and dates back to the 18th century. The Bosporus is a key waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and then the Aegean Sea.Egypt cyclist pedals to Russia to support team in World CupCAIRO (AP) „ An Egyptian cyclist has set off on Saturday from the heart of downtown Cairo heading to Moscow to support Egypts national soccer team in the World Cup. Mohammed Nufal, 24, embarked on the long-haul journey from the famed Tahrir Square and is planning to traverse seven countries across three continents including Jordan, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Nufal said he will only take a ”ight from Jordan to Bulgaria to bypass war-torn Syria. The languages are among the biggest challenges,Ž Nufal told The Associated Press. I will deal with that using translation apps and sign language.Ž He expects the weather to be bearable during the trek. According to his of“cial Facebook page, Nufal said his trip would take 65 days covering a distance of some 3,3160 miles. He expects to take nine days to travel 800 kilometers in Egypt alone, where his last stop will be in south Sinais Nuweiba, before heading to Jordan. Nufal had previously biked for 70 days to Gabon, passing through Chad, Sudan and Cameroon. Egypt quali“ed for this years World Cup for the “rst time since 1990.Members of migrant caravan protest in MexicoMEXICO CITY (AP) „ Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico in a caravan that drew the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump are protesting in Mexico City. Mexicos capital is the “nal stop for the migrant caravan that left from the Mexico-Guatemala border late last month to draw attention to immigrant and refugee policies. Standing beside Mexicos Angel of Independence monument, Caravan organizer Irineo Mujica said S aturday that remaining members of the caravan would march to the nearby U.S. embassy and seek meetings with representatives of the United Nations and Organization of American States. Migrants traveling in the caravan have begun to disperse in recent days as they received temporary papers from the Mexican government. Some plan to remain in Mexico while others will travel to the U.S. border and request asylum.Ailing Algerian leaders backers urge him to seek 5th termALGIERS, Algeria (AP) „ Algerias governing party is urging President Abdelaziz Boute”ika to seek a “fth term even though the 81-year-old has been debilitated by a stroke for years. The head of the FLN party, Djamel Ould Abbas, formally asked Boute”ika to run in the May 2019 election in a speech Saturday to party lawmakers. Ould Abbas added that the last word remains with him, of course.Ž Boute”ika is barely seen in public even now and its not clear whether he is still really in charge of Africas largest country. Ould Abbas praised Boute”ikas record as a leader since winning the presidency in 1999 and bringing a cautious peace to a North African country riven by years of insurgency. No other presidential candidates have emerged because they are waiting to see whether Boute”ika will run. WORLD NEWS BRIEFS


This home is at 3604 Creekside Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $539,900 and is listed with The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Situated in the Oak Brook area of Country Club of Sebring on a quiet cul-de-sac of attractive custom-built homes, the “rst thing youll notice is the beautiful curb appeal. This home has extensive landscaping, pavered drive and walkways and new designer-style garage door. Enter this executive four-bedroom, plus of“ce, 3.5-bath home through the custom beveled glass double-entry doors to be greeted by the open ”oor plan with fabulous views of the lanai and pond out the back. You will be awe struck by the many features and attention to detail including 12-footceilings, decorative crown moldings, bamboo ”ooring, curved Custom home in Country Club of SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3604 Creekside Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn left onto County Road 635. Turn right into the Country Club of Sebring onto Haw Branch Road. Turn right into the Oak Brook subdivision onto Creekside Lane. Turn right onto Creekside Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3604 Creekside Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $539,900 and is listed with The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshir e Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.REED | 2This home is at 5045 Birkdale Drive in Avon Park. It is priced for $239,000 and it is listed with Maureen Cool with RE/ MAX Realty Plus in Sebring. You will love the life style in the 55plus gol“ng community of Highlands Ridge. This home has two bedrooms, two baths plus a bonus room/den and offers 1,752 living square feet under air and 2,460 total square feet. This home was custom built and professionally decorated in 2009 and is offered for sale by the original owners. The home is beautifully furnished light and bright with a cottage feel from the designer touches and upgrades. The ”oor plan is open and spacious. Approaching the screened front entry of the villa, your eye will be drawn to the Southern-style front porch to the 55-plus life style in Highlands RidgeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS5045 Birkdale Drive, Avon Park From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Home Avenue. Turn left onto 17 North. Turn right onto Power Line Road. Turn left into the Highlands Ridge entrance onto South Clubhouse Boulevard. Turn right onto East Fairway Vista Drive. Turn left onto Birkdale Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 5045 Birkdale Drive in Avon Park. It is priced for $239,000 and it is listed with Maureen Cool with RE/MAX Real ty Plus in Sebring.COOL | 3Covered Bridge Lake Placid is offering single-family homes beginning at $159,900 „ new construction including the lot. Come visit our models and choose from eight different ”oor plans. All of our homes are concrete block on their own lot. The monthly maintenance fees are only $85 and includes lawn mowing, basic cable and use of all of the community extras including the beautiful clubhouse, heated swimming pool, billiard hall, exercise room, library, shuf”eboard, pickleball court, access to Lake June through a private marina and RV storage. Our model is open daily or come visit us for our new model grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. For more information, call Sue Clark with Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Inc. at 863-441-0969 or email and affordable retirement livingSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONSCovered Bridge Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Lake Francis Road. Go to the end of the road to the entrance to Covered Bridge. Proceed on Venetian Parkway through the development and turn right on Hillcrest Street. Turn left onto High Grove, to the model on the right. COURTESY PHOTOCovered Bridge Lake Placid is oering single-family homes beginning at $159,900 „ new construction including the lot. REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, April 8, 2018


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Kim Reed is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-6575. Maureen Cool is with RE/MAX Realty Plus. Call 863-873-7243. Sue Clark is with Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Inc. Call 863-441-0969. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE walls and designer-style lighting “xtures. This home boasts a formal living room as well as a family room making entertaining a breeze. The living room has an attractive gas “replace for chilly evenings and is adjacent to the kitchen via an arched pass-through. The dining room is large enough for family gatherings or more formal get-togethers. The gourmet kitchen is a chefs dream. With plenty of room for all the cooks, this spacious kitchen boasts a six-burner gas stove with pot “ller, sub-zero refrigerator, wine cooler, double ovens, a new double dishwasher, center island, and chocolate glazed maple cabinets with granite counter tops and slate backsplash. There is a granite breakfast bar that easily sits six separating the kitchen from the family room. The bright and cheery family room overlooks the lanai. You wont “nd a better view than youll have sitting in your lanai overlooking the golf course and pond. The screened lanai area is massive giving you plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors. There is a “re pit for cooler evenings. The summer kitchen rivals many indoor kitchens with its Copper Canyon granite, refrigerator, cooler, wet bar, grill and side burner. A guest suite is accessible from the lanai complete with hardwood ”ooring, a spacious bath with steam shower and decorator ceiling fan. The master suite is a good size with room for a sitting area. It has French doors that open to the screened lanai. The luxurious bath rivals an upscale spa with its Vita-bath jetted tub, travertine ”oors, custom mirrors, solid surface counters, custom knobs, built-in heater and shower with three shower heads … one of which is an immense rain-head. The custom California closets are sure to please. Three additional bedrooms and two-anda-half baths offer plenty of room for family and guests. A spacious utility room acts as a mud room between the two-car, plus golf cart garage. It includes a washer and dryer, cabinets and an ice maker. Other features in this home include solid wood interior doors with custom hardware, plantation shutters, custom window treatments, surround system, central vacuum system, security system, in-wall pest control system, dual air-conditioning systems and a whole-house commercial water “ltration and softener system. A new roof was installed in 2018. Built in 2005, this like-new home has 3,232 square feet of living area with 4,259 total square feet. It is situated on over 1/3 of an acre. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Helen Ferry at 863-381-1089 or email, or call Kim Reed at 863-3816575 or email Kimbreed@ PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe screened lanai area is massive and has a re pit for cooler evenings. SEBRING „ One of Highlands Countys top real estate “rms, Heartland Real Estate Corp., announced its 2018 First Quarter Awards in a recent press release. The award winners are: Sales Leader in Volume „ Cheryl Oxsalida Sales Leader in Units „ Dawn Dell Listing Leader in Volume „ Dawn Dell Listing Leader in Units „ Dawn Dell We have a tremendous team at Heartland Real Estate full of knowledgeable Realtors who are dedicated to their clients,Ž said Jimmy Wohl, HREC president/broker. Congratulations to both Cheryl and Dawn on their recognition and achievements during the “rst three months of 2018.Ž Heartland Real Estate Corp. is a real estate brokerage and development “rm located in Sebring for more than 20 years. With extensive knowledge in all areas of real estate investment, HREC specializes in development, agricultural, commercial and residential properties. For more information, visit www. or call 863-382-3887. Heartland Real Estate announces Leader AwardsSpecial to Highlands News-Sun OXSALIDA DELL CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS TANGLEWOOD OPEN HOUSES € TODAY, APRIL 8 TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! SEBRING VILLAGE 1650 PRIMROSE LANE, SEBRINGSB2239 (2/2)$38,900Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH € 12PM 2PM TODAY$16,5002/2 split floor plan w/ FL Room, extended shed, double doors & work bench. 28 FT. carport w/plenty of coverage. Turn key w/office area and master suite fully furnished. SB2211 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339GREAT GETAWAY OR YEAR-ROUND HOME $31,5002/2 well maintained home, furnished, well equipped. Extended painted carport, front lanai, covered porch, pantry, plus storage closet, w/laundry hookups, large rooms and more. SB2220 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED & MOVE IN READY $14,0002/1.5 w/front living room, lots of light, LG center bedroom w/sitting area & 1/2 bath. Rear bedroom has queen bed, large closet and built in chest of drawer unit. LG workshop w/washer & dryer. Central AC. SB2236Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOW LOT RENT INCL: WATER, SEWAGE, TRASH & LAWN $76,5002/2 Motor Port Home. New Roof In 2017. Totally remodeled kitchen w/new; Appliances, Cabinets & granite counters. Dbl pane windows. Finished lanai, laminate & tile floors, skylights, LG shed w/stand-up attic. Pet Free. SB2135Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340LUXURY LIVING! PRICE JUST REDUCED! $39,9003/2 Newly Furnished home w/open floor plan. Freshly painted w/crown molding. New AC in 2013 All on a nice landscaped yard. Light and bright! SB2039 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340THIS COULD BE YOUR HOME $19,7002/1.5 completely remodeled w/fresh painted, new siding, windows, AC, Cabinets, Counters, vanities, carpet, wood laminate & SS appliances. Ext. carport, covered patio, front lanai. SB2235Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023CHARMING & NEWLY RENOVATED HOME $39,8002/2 w/beautiful kitchen & granite counters, huge breakfast bar. Washer & dryer, king master BR. Wood laminate, AC lanai. New roof 2017, LG carport, X-LG 1 car garage. Incl, 2013 golf cart. SB2238Orla Or Don Cox (785) 304-6471SPARKLING OPEN CONCEPT TASTEFULLY FURNISHED! $27,0002/2 split floor plan, wood laminate floors & vinyl, Airy screened lanai w/covered porch. Golf Cart Garage. Mature landscape, quiet neighborhood. Motivated Seller! SB2180 Reggie Maxon (863) 808-1706JUST REDUCED! IN GREAT CONDITION $34,5002/2 turnkey furnished home, newer appliances & pantry. Wood laminate flooring throughout. Enjoy breakfast Overlooking golf course, watching sunrise from nice Fla Room. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (785) 304-6471UPDATED HOME! GREAT FLA ROOM OVERLOOKS GOLF COURSE $29,9002/2 home. Front Fla Room w/deep carport. Oversized master BR w/large bath. Lot rent is lowest in Tanglewood. NEW A/C in 2017. SB2100 Bruce Eberly (863) 812-4999NICE HOME! GREAT LOCATION! $89,50040 QS, Quad Slide, Diesel pusher, Freightliner Chassis, Caterpillar 350 HP Diesel Engine, Allison 6 speed trans, 65,500 Miles, fiberglass Roof, rear & Side Vision Camera. SB2233 Jack Walden (239) 825-84012007 SPORTS COACH ELITE IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION $32,5003/2 split floor plan, ext. carport w/LG lanai, golf cart shed, new landscaping, fresh paint, inside laundry, spacious master on suite. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401LARGE AND LOTS OF SPACE APRIL 8TH € 1-3PM1139 Dewitt St. SebringSB2194 (2/2)$29,999Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAYAPRIL 8TH € 1-3PM1146 Dewitt St., SebringSB2221 (2/2)$21,000Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023 TODAYAPRIL 8TH € 1-3PM452 NE Snead CR, Avon ParkSB2218 (2/2)$24,900Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675 TODAYAPRIL 8TH € 1-3PM2718 S. Flamingo, Avon ParkSB2227 (2/1.5)$23,500Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 TODAY TODAYSB2149 (2/2)$49,900Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH € 1PM 3PM 2607 S. NICHOLAS, AVON PARK CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB $13,900Furnished 6 month. 2/1.5 Laminate Wood Floors, Vinyl & Carpet. New 60 inch walk in shower. New Roof 2016, New Washer and Dryer. Storage Shed, Dbl Driveway & Carport. SB2184 Parrish McGee (772) 925-2851CUTE AND AFFORDABLE $89,5003/2, Large den, wood flooring, Ideal split floor plan. Large spacious family room w/wooden flooring. Sun room. Spacious master suite /wooden flooring. Air-conditioned custom workshop. SB2224 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS HOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN adno=3560501 Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3559755


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 right. Sit here and enjoy southern hospitality with the neighbors. The double front doors with leaded beveled glass set the stage as you enter this home into the foyer. Straight ahead is the living room, which extends to a ”exible space that is currently used as a dining room. This space is also ideal for a family room. The living room ”ows nicely to the large kitchen and breakfast room. The white cabinets are stacked and have bead board doors and a matching double pantry. A center island is great for food prep. The counter tops are solid surface Corian. The dining room overlooks the back patio and has a glass door opening to the screened lanai. A glass door opens from the dining room to the brick paver screened lanai. Step outside the lanai to a brick paver patio. This is a great feature to extend your living space when entertaining. Directly to the right of the living room is a spacious den. This room is perfect for a home of“ce or third bedroom for guests with a sleeper sofa. The split ”oor plan has a spacious master suite. The large master bath has dual sink vanities, step-in shower, linen closet and compartment for the toilet. The guest bedroom and hall bath are directly to the right of the foyer upon entering and have a pocket door closing off the hall from the foyer for your guests privacy. The home is loaded with upgrades including hardwood ”ooring, new carpet in the bedrooms, plantation shutters throughout and crown molding. Surround sound throughout was recently installed. The laundry room has additional cabinets for storage and opens to the two-car garage. The villa section has its own private pool separate from the community. Highlands Ridge has lots to offer with two championship golf courses, tennis, clubhouse, community pools and a boat dock at the lake. For more information or to arrange a private showing, call Cool at 863 873-7243 or Lisa Kneram at 863 443-9276. Take the virtual tour at PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThis exible space is currently used as a dining room. The space is also ideal for a family room. COURTESY PHOTOApproaching the screened front entry of the villa, your eye will be drawn to the Southern-style front porch to the right. Open House Sunday 4-08-18 1:00 PM to 3:00 pm CYNTHIA COXCENTURY 21 Advanced All Service Realty, Inc. 1843 US 27 N Sebring, FL 33870863.273.7506724 Racoon Lane, Lorida Come see this beautiful 3 BD, 2 BA home & watch the sunset from your front porch or gazebo of Lake Istokpoga. Over an half acre of land W/ privacy & extra covered parking for your boat. New hardwood flooring, newly painted, with stainless steel refrigerator and stove. Hurry to see this home today because it wont last long. $239,000 MLS 245517 adno=3567694 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 LARGE HOME ON 7+ ACRES Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 3 BR/2BA with metal roof in city limits of Wauchula. Lg family room, game room, living & dining room, enclosed back patio. Game room listed as bonus room. Home is dated & needs TLC. Pool needs pump and in need of work. Home has good potential. Foreclosure Case #093-595063. HUD owned & sold as-is. Resources, forms, and bidding link to www.HUDHomestore. com. Forms at Brokers must be registered & have active HUD NAID to submit bids.MLS#244788 SEBRING HILLSContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 kitchen & appliances. Bedroom w/walk-in closets in both & Bathrooms have been recently remodeled. There is also a insulated panels have been installed for a comfortable 10x20 open patio, there is also a small 10x10 storage place to park the lawn mover or golf cart. Lovely landscaped yard with vegetable garden. MLS#246639 $142,000 100 LAVENDAR AVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 3 BD, 2 BA corner lot w/dock onto canal. Fully furnished & beautifully decorated. Available April 1st to end of year. Basic cable, internet & utilities provided! MLS#246831 $1,800/mo. COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN AVON PARKContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 2400 Sq foot of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block and stucco in excellent condition! The possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems (owner says they are serviced every year). Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side. There are 2 bathrooms & 2 dressing rooms. This was used as a church, a bridal shop, antique furniture store, ect... There is street parking out front and a city municipal parking lot out back. MLS#246245 $85,000 503 ELGIN STREET, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 Gorgeous area! 3BD, 2BA home has a formal living, dining & family room eat in kitchen for a great family home. Vaulted ceiling in the family room. In side laundry with washer dryer. Come enjoy the Florida life style. Current tenant will be out Sept 1st. MLS#241326 $1,450/Mo. GREAT CURB APPEAL!Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Charming 3/2 home on a quiet street minutes from Historic Downtown Sebring. Unique home boasts Old world charm! So many possibilities surround this property such as R3P zoning. property. Ideal location close to Highlands County Court House and Sheriffs Dept. Plenty of parking with 12x20 detached garage. MLS#245455 $82,900 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED LAKE JACKSON. Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 This immaculate End Unit Condo 2BD,1BA is a pride of throughout, New double doors, New Hot water heater and New A/C in 2017. Edgewater Arms Condos HOA covers basic cable, water, sewer, exterior maintenance, landscaping, heated pool, and elevator access. CHARMING & SPACIOUS TOWNHOME Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 2 BR / 2.5 BA w/spectacular views of golf course & lake. 3 porches to enjoy the wonderful views. 2 Master suites on $85,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 RENTAL SPECIALIST 1618 CEDARBROOK ST, LAKE PLACID Contact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Absolutely Immaculate! Spacious remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath with nice screen porch overlooking large fenced yard. storage. Great neighborhood close to town Lake Clay. MLS#246200 $1200/mo. 19 LAKE SIDE TRAIL, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 bedrooms. Located in a tranquil area of Lake Placid with a view of the pond behind the home from your sun room. A place to call home! MLS#234759 $1,150/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease.... seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $1000/mo. SUN N LAKE 1542 CEDARBROOK, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 NO WORK NEEDED HERE! Gorgeous kitchen with custom pullouts and granite. Beautiful custom baths. New roof, A/C, and window. MLS#244311 $128,000 RENTED adno=3560248 Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 N Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB SPRING INSPIRATION! adno=3559560


C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe 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.Ž 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 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 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 HOMES FOR SALE1020 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 LAKE PLACID1027 Open House Sat April 7, 104 Immaculate lakefront home 5BR/3BT on Lake Francis, 80 Twin Lakes Rd., Lake Placid 33852, 954-347-1748. 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 Avon Park~ 2/1 in 55+ Park. Fully updated, CHA, Pets OK!! Make an offer. 765-265-0306 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL Avon Park~ RV home in permanent set up in park. Owner financing avail/rent to own Low down paymnt. 863-4432448 or 863-449-0920 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 NEW Dblwide, Hammock Est.~2/2, Many Upgrades in 55+ (no pets). Low mo. rate Make offer! Must see to appreciate! 910-512-2133 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Avon Park~2/1/1cg in 55+community. $775/mo.863-449-0920 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 Avon Park ~Large 3/1.5 w/carport, shed, beautiful back yard. $655/mo+ sec.561-719-2520 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, Dinner Lake Area1/2 bd apts. $475-650/mo Fresh paint, tile floors. Gary Johnson 863-381-1861 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 ebring~ new completely remodeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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 … Noon, M … 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 (Jan…April 2019; 4mo pref., 3 mo min). $1800/mo incl. all util & use of golf cart. Pics avail. 863-273-7845 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Lake Okeechobee LotChannel w/seawall & dock, 110 x78, existing slab, empty septic, electr. & water hookups. REDUCED!!$27K269-476-2188 or 269-506-6510 A R C ADIA 55 acre parcel 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.For years real estate representatives have suffered a miss conception by the public that a real estate agent is not an essential element to complete a real estate transaction. Here are some important reasons a seller, buyer, tenant, property management or investor can bene“t from hiring the professional services of a Realtor. One reason is price. All of you are aware that our country stands out with vast studies on all types of markets and products creating a guideline of reliable information to educate and assist the consumer. The real estate industry has reports showing sellers who hire a Realtor can bene“t by up to $50,000 versus a for sale by owner. For this to be a reality the seller needs to follow the Realtors recommendations that shall motivate a buyer to pay a fair market price or be inclined to pay a higher price. The seller should remember a buyer typically has a few “rst impressions originated from multiple sources, such as a photo, a friends comments, schools, location and more when selecting which property to view. Regardless of the buyers internet knowledge and access, Realtors have direct access to Multiple Listing Service, together with their own database of prospect buyers compiled by their years in the industry, open house guests, a personal/ professional web site and active community involvement. Time is always of the essence in real estate, created by the market, seller, buyer, tenant or investor. A Realtor plays a key role on the service providers knowledge, a result of a constant networking services in the community, attending continuing education seminars, attending Florida Realtor and national real estate conventions. They can guide and accompany you to quality lenders, real estate attorneys, title company, property inspectors, repair personnel for you to have the best result in every stage of the transaction. Negotiation skills are needed when selling, buying, renting or investing on residential or commercial real estate. Knowledge of the actual market and prediction of the high or low trends can be of signi“cant value to all during a transaction. Another factor of importance is the skill to generate showings that brings a positive response from the buyer, tenant, investor or property manager. Realtors are constantly creating marketing strategies that attract todays prospect needs, likes on a property, school requirements, social and sports family enrollment and life development. They are up to date on who is settling in your community. Real estate transactions carry a substantial amount of paper work, which often creates an uncertainty in the customer due to the dif“culty understanding the wording and concern of possible complications. Even when a Realtor is not an attorney and cannot give or imply legal advice, they are familiar with their listing contracts, sale contracts, and property, state, city or community restriction disclosures thriving in todays world. On a personal note allow me to share a story. My paternal grandpa has a second-grade education and yet he became a very successful business man. One day he shared one of his wise rules that he applied in his everyday decisions. He told me that I did not need to be knowledgeable or an expert in everything, just to surround myself with experts in those “elds. I did and made them part of my professional team later in life. So here is a recap of the reasons on why you need to hire a Realtor: market conditions, access to buyers, knowledge of service providers, experience of neighborhoods, paper work handling, time, marketing experience, sales and negotiation skills and representation. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ a Realtor is a must JULIO SEDATODAYS REAL ESTATE newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? 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Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 I know you are being told by your real estate agent and everyone in your family has expressed their opinion on the subject. Buy stainless appliances!Ž But, you have cold feet. Maybe you just dont like the industrial look of stainless? It is OK to go with something other than stainless appliances. Technically, stainless is a fad. Yep, I said it. Does anyone remember the Avocado Green GE refrigerator? And there are lots of appliance material choices in the world you can buy and not feel dated. I promise it will be OK. So why the hate? What is not to like about the modern, sleek lines of a shiny new stainless refrigerator? It glistens in the big box store under those LED lights, sometimes greeting you with your favorite NirvanaŽ song or offering to re-order almond milk for you from its integrated computer screen. Everyone on HGTV begs for them. Why not just give in to the peer pressure and buy stainless? Well, after you spend some time getting to know your new stainless refrigerator and the excitement of your relationship mellows to the monotony of chilling day-old barbecue from Sonnys and coffee creamer, you may start to notice some things. First, if you love magnets „ forget it. Stainless is an alloy and as such contains other ingredients in its recipe. Some for good reasons, like nickel for its anti-corrosive properties. However, if the ratio of nickel is high, no magnets from Disney for you. If its lower, you could see rust pitting. Additionally, to keep costs low, the sides of the refrigerator on less expensive models will be painted black or dark gray and can be very distracting if your kitchen designer did not account for this detail in their cabinet layout. Some good news, these sides usually are magnetic, so you can pull those magnets back out of the drawer! And lets not forget, stainless appliances can be pricier and higher maintenance. Fingerprints are a nightmare unless you purchase an upgraded model like the SmudgeProofŽ collection from Frigidaire. So before you make the decision to get hitched to your appliance for the next 15 years (on average), lets look at other options. But what else is there? I promise, there are lots of “nish choices in the sea of appliance manufacturers. Black stainless and graphite are becoming more common but how about rose gold instead? Dacor offers a AlchemyŽ “nish option and Whirlpool debuted their Sunset BronzeŽ to give homeowners something warmer than stainless yet still had a glamorous metallic “nish. Ooh la la la! Like the retro vibe? Smeg offers an entire line of small and major appliances in 1950s inspired colors including pastel blue, pink, and vintage cream. Each piece is designed with the aviation in”uenced details of the era with the modern convenience of crispers, ice makers and adjustable storage. Why not get wild? How about the Signature Red or Cobalt Blue color options offered by KitchenAid on their commercial series of dual fuel ranges. These models include, stainless accents so it is a good compromise if you already own a stainless refrigerator. British brand, Aga, also offers the most romantic shade of cranberry in their Legacy appliance suite including a freestanding cranberry metal hood. Yum Yum! Maybe something fun and easy is more your liking. If you love your old refrigerator and want to do a little cosmetic upgrade to keep things on trend, consider the refrigerator wrap. Transform that avocado green relic into the Tardis from Dr. Who or Han Solo in a deep carbon freeze with a simple removable giant sticker! A trip for ice cream from the freezer should be an adventure! Buying appliances these days can seem like a lot of work riddled with worries of regret. Need advice? Comment on my blog at Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email or visit I have to do stainless?By COURTNEY SAPPCONTRIBUTED COLUMNWASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, bene“ting potential homebuyers with the spring buying season underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.40 percent from 4.44 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an average 4.10 percent a year ago. The decline followed scant movement in longterm rates last week and a months-long stretch of increases in January, February and early March as interest rates generally rose. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans declined to 3.87 percent from 3.90 percent last week. As trade tensions have escalated in recent weeks between the U.S. and China, investors have been switching into safer assets like bonds. That has pushed bond prices higher and suppressed their yields, which move in the opposite direction and tend to in”uence mortgage rates. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury note fell this week amid trade anxiety, then steadied Wednesday at 2.80 percent, the same as last week. The 10-year note was back up at 2.82 percent Thursday morning. Re”ecting the demand for homes, applications for new mortgages fell 3.3 percent in the week ended March 30 from a week earlier, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The fee on 30-year “xed-rate mortgages averaged 0.5 percent, unchanged from last week. The fee on 15year “xed-rate loans fell to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent last week. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages eased to 3.62 percent from 3.66 percent last week. The fee held steady at 0.4 percent.Long-term US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.40 percentThe Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Wednesday, March 28 photo a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, April 5, Freddie Mac reports on this weeks average U.S. mortgage rates. Tom I. Barrett, Realtor(863) 873-6523Jason True, Senior (863) 632-1615369 E Central Av, Winter Haven, FL 33880 Realty Plus809 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 LO NMLS# 1057429, NMLS #42056 Because you deserve a reward!Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Medical, Education, Military We can SAVE YOU MONEY on the purchase or sale of your home. Join us for a complimentary meal & learn how you can get cash back at closing. 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Some spots in your home are easy to decorate. Others ƒ not so much. One of those problematic places is the empty space above your stove. Many of us have a blank wall there, begging for a creative treatment, something to make us smile while were slaving over the hot stove. But what? Here are some ideas and inspiration from my cottage and the homes of a few of my friends. My friend Lisa renovated her kitchen a few years ago. She spiced up the space above her stove with a beautiful tile pattern. She added to the charm with changeable displays on the shelf above the stove, and on either side. My friend Tammy has a light, bright, airy kitchen. She had the great idea to layer a mix of thin wood cutting boards behind her stove. The boards pick up the tones in her exposed brick walls, adding to the natural warmth and bringing in a bit or organic pattern. The variation in the sizes and shapes of the boards adds to the visual impact. When my friend Paula bought her home, she loved everything about it, except the kitchen. A complete kitchen remodel was not in the plans, but that didnt stop Paula from revamping the look of the space. Paula is a very clever decorator, who has a home “lled with beautiful treasures. So when she spotted a box “lled with copper kitchenware at a garage sale (for $20!), she snatched it up. She installed a pot rack above her stove, then “lled it with the copper pieces. It totally changed the look and feel of her kitchen. When Nancy renovated her little cottage, she wanted to decorate it with her family heirlooms and antiques. She had picked up a piece from beautiful cast-iron stove at an antique store, and was just waiting for a place to use it. The space behind her stove seemed like the perfect spot. That was before she tried to pick the darn thing up. It weighted a ton. In fact, it was so heavy, her ever-patient husband, Don, purchased a hydraulic lift just to put it in place. If it had been my husband, he would have given me that Are you crazy?Ž look when I asked him to make these accommodations, and the poor antique would have been drug to the garden, leaned against a stone wall, with a plant stuck in front of it. You dont have to look very hard to tell that my stove never gets used. I cant help it: I am allergic to cooking. Since I dont have to worry about the stoves functionality, I can go crazy when decorating around it „ nothing will ever be at risk of catching “re. Right now, its home for an oil painting done by my great aunt. As I have decorated the little cottage next door, where my mom lived at the end of her life, Im “nding it a great place to put the extra furniture and accents I cannot “t into my own cottage. Case in point: a set of Limoges “sh plates. I spotted these beauties when I was treating myself to my annual I-survived-the-holidayseason-working-retail splurge. I didnt have room to put them up in my cottage, so they got moved next door to Moms. The spot above the stove was perfect.How to decorate above your stoveSTYLE AT HOMEMARY CAROL GARRITY METRO CREATIVE IMAGESOne of those problematic places to decorate in your home is the empty space above your stove.Warm colors not only help add a sense of coziness, but also warmth to a space. From warm oranges to reds and yellows, warmer tones can help transform a space that may be cold and cavernous to one that is warm and inviting. Here are some of our top tips if looking for ways to infuse warm colors into your space. 1. DO: Use black. Black is not only a warm color, but one that is neutral as well and can instantly add warmth and depth to a space. Incorporate color and warmth through your use of artwork, which can warm a space and adds a “nishing touch. Use small decorative items such as books and ”orals to bring warmth and color into your home. Mix warm tones together such as yellow, orange and red. The result can be appealing and cozy. Do use metallics. Brass remains one of the hottest “nishes in home decor right now and is a wonderful way to incorporate warmer tones into any room of the home. 2. DONT: Overwhelm the space with too many warm colors, as it may appear to be overly dark or muddy. Instead, sprinkle warm accents throughout a space. Paint ceilings dark, warm colors. This will instantly close in a space and make any space feel smaller. Instead, ceilings should be light and bright, preferably white. Forget accessories. Accessories are an easy and affordable way to infuse warmth into nearly any room. Use too many wood pieces in the same room. Too many will add visual weight. Instead, consider mixing heavier wood pieces with those that are lighter such as pieces made of glass. Forget to use mirrors. Mirrors are one of the best ways to open a space and can serve as a key design element. These days frames also dont have to be generic in nature. Instead of a frame that is plain, why not use one that is painted in a warm color or “nished in a warm tone metallic “nish?Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with of“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at or visit her website to warm up your decor through colorDESIGN RECIPESCATHY HOBBS 863-699-5455 863-382-8488CAC058675 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! *See your ndependent Trane Dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details and restrictions. 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Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 As herb and vegetable gardens, composting and other aspects of green living become more popular, many people with limited outdoor space are looking for ways to squeeze the most out of it. A client in a modern high-rise in downtown Chicago did not have a typical garden per se, but did have a large outdoor balcony with a beautiful view,Ž says interior designer Edyta Czajkowska, founder of the Chicago design “rm Edyta & Co. We created a garden space for her by using planters in varying sizes that she could plant ”owers and herbs in. We stuck to one plant per planter, which created an organic yet tailored look, while still elevating something as simple as garlic or chives.Ž Even a small patio or balcony can be made useful and plant-friendly, interior designers say. Here, Czajkowska and two other experts „ Connecticut landscape architect and designer Janice Parker, and Atlanta interior designer Jen Sypeck „ offer advice on creating a lush and plant-friendly area even in a tiny space.Map out your planAssess your space realistically, says Czajkowska, and then seek inspiration at a home and garden store or on Pinterest. Decide what your goals are. Do you want to “ll the space with beautiful blooms, cutting some for indoor ”ower arrangements throughout the summer? Or would you love to grow an ample crop of herbs for cooking or become a composter? Once you choose, get creative. A vertical garden is a great option for smaller spaces as it only utilizes wall space, and you can actually plant quite a bit in it,Ž Czajkowska says. Just like with small interior spaces, youd be surprised at what you can “t into a space thats well thought out.Ž As you plan, consider which tools or equipment youll need for gardening or other outdoor work. One space-saving solution: For seating, choose closed benches with storage space inside.Choose plants strategicallyIf youre a “rst-time gardener, Sypeck says, start with a hardy plant like rosemary or lavender. Both of these beauties offer a statement moment, an ornamental element, aromatic bene“ts and are hard to kill.Ž Another good option is buying pre-made container gardens with plants and ”owers that work together. Chances are a garden expert paired everything with similar needs,Ž she says. That way, you can water accordingly and provide the correct amount of sunlight needed.Ž For vivid color without too much effort, consider a pre-planted container of succulents such as cheveria, kalanchoe and sedum. Theyre hardy, Sypeck says, but they dont look like it, as they produce vibrant colors and ”owers. When paired together, they create a striking container garden, with the same care requirements.Ž If you want color and beauty during the warm season, Parker says, stick with annuals for high impact color from May to October.Ž If your outdoor space doesnt get much sun, choose plants that do well in the shade. And in a limited space, choose plants that grow slowly and keep their form,Ž Parker says, like boxwood roses or Japanese maples.Embrace color and dramaIn a small space, Parker says, dont be afraid to go big. For example, instead of planting herbs or ”owers in small planters, choose one large and dramatic planter as a design statement. She and Sypeck say there are many beautiful, lightweight planters available made with a mix of “berglass and zinc or bronze, so you can create a dramatic look thats safe to use on rooftops or balconies where weight is an issue. I personally love mixing materials and styles with my outdoor containers,Ž Sypeck says. Layering with a variety of heights and textures is my approach, and I tend to favor copper, cement and stone, all with a soft, modern sensibility.Ž She also recommends repurposing unexpected items as eye-catching containers: An old copper ice bucket was one of my latest victims turned into a now thriving succulent garden,Ž she says. Ive also been known to spray paint a pot or two if Im craving a new color and vibe.Ž Even a small composting bin can be hidden inside an attractive planter, helping that practical item blend well into an outdoor living space. Earth tones work well for planters, Parker says, but one wonderful brightly colored planter can be terri“cŽ too.Make other details countThink of a balcony or small patio as an outdoor room, Parker suggests. Choose a beautiful table as a focal point, even if its small and will have plants on it. Also consider lighting, and how the space will look and feel at night, as well as during the day. If the outdoor space doesnt have electricity, no problem. Use LED candles or battery-powered lights clustered around the space. Outdoor lighting will really create a sense of intimacy,Ž Parker says, and welcome you out into the space.Ž As a “nishing touch, add a sculpture or other item „ like a decorative birdcage painted a bright color „ amid your plants.Squeezing the most out of small outdoor spacesBy MELISSA RAYWORTHTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTo make the most of small outdoor spaces, Janice Parker recommends using one large, dramatic planter rather than several smaller ones. 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S PORTS € @SunCoastSports Sunday, April 8, 2018MLB: Rays INDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Soccer 3 | Major League Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | The Masters 6Ine cient Faria lets Rays downAP PHOTOJake Faria delivers against the Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. His v ery abbreviated start helps send the Rays to a seventh straight defeat.By Marc TopkinTampa Staff WriterBOSTON … Rays manager Kevin Cash before Saturdays game the No. 1 thing he wanted to see from unsteady starter Jake Faria was efficiency. And then Faria went out … after the Rays spotted him a two-run lead … and was historically inefficient. He allowed the first three Red Sox to reach base and gave up four runs in a 38-pitch first inning. Then he walked the based loaded around a couple outs and gave up a grand slam to Xander Bogaerts in a 35-pitch mess of a second inning before getting mercifully pulled. For his short afternoons work, in what ended up a 10-3 Rays loss, Faria had arguably the least efficient such outing in franchise history … throwing 73 pitches to get five outs. No Rays or even Devil Rays pitcher … not Victor Zambrano, not Dewon Brazelton, not Tanyon Sturtze … had ever thrown as many pitches without getting through two innings. (Zambrano came close, throwing 72 over 1 ‡ innings in a 2004 game.) The last pitcher to be so inefficient anywhere in the majors was in 2010 when the Mets Mike Pelfrey threw 74 pitches over 1 1 /3 innings in a July game against Arizona. With a planned bullpen dayŽ on Sunday the Rays were looking for Faria to work deep into the game. Austin Pruitt saved them from bigger problems by working 4 ‡ innings, but the Rays still turned to infielder Daniel Robertson to work the eighth … which he did in an efficient 11 pitches. The Rays will start Andrew Kittredge on Sunday and also have Ryan Yarbrough and Matt Andriese available; they also could opt to SEE RAYS, 2Secondary is a logical target in draft for Bucs(TIMES FILE)Vernon Hargreaves lost his starting job, then finished the season on injured reserve. The Bucs seem content to let him line up as the slot cornerback. By Rick StroudTimes Staff WriterThe pro days are over and the NFL draft still is a few weeks away. The next couple of weeks are used for private workouts and scheduling the 30 in-house visits with potential picks. Not much can be gleaned by which players are invited to One Buc Place. Obviously, the Bucs have interest in all the top non-quarterbacks in the draft „ Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb and Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson. Chubb, Nelson, NFL: Bucs adno=50532904*See website for detai ls SEE BUCS, 2By JEROME PUGMIRE Assocaited PressSAKHIR, Bahrain „ Sebastian Vettel is perfectly placed to strike another early blow to Lewis Hamiltons Formula One title defense. The German driver took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix followed by Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen under desert floodlights on Saturday. The evening got even better for Ferrari, with Hamilton managing only fourth. But he will start from ninth on Sunday after incurring a grid penalty for an unauthorized gearbox change on his Mercedes. Ill try and eke out every last bit of power and strength from this car,Ž Hamilton said. I dont know what we are going to be able to achieve tomorrow, but I hope I can do something.Ž This setback follows Hamiltons bitter disappointment in Australia two weeks ago, when he led the season-opening grand F1 RACING: BahrainVettel takes pole position as Hamilton strugglesSEE BAHRAIN, 3 Associated PressNIPAWIN, Saskatchewan „ A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the teams small hometown and a country united by the national sport. Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks. An entire country is in shock and mourning,Ž Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. This is every parents worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.Ž The bus had 29 passengers, including JUNIOR HOCKEY: Tragedy15 die when truck collides with team bus in CanadaSEE CRASH, 3BASEBALL IN FULL SWINGCatch all of the action from Saturday around Major League Baseball. Page 4 By DAVID LEEThe Augusta Chronicle A soggy Saturday failed to bog down the Patrick Reed machine. On a day full of off and on rain showers, Reeds game was much more consistent. Another day of attacking Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament field has him in the final Sunday pairing. Reed carded 5-underpar 67 in the third round to maintain his lead at 14-under entering the final day of the Masters. A day after shooting 66 with three spurts of three consecutive birdies, the 27-year-old Augusta State product, who played Augusta National with his teammates during his All-American college days, produced two eagles and four birdies to sit three strokes ahead of Rory McIlroy. Any time you can come out and have the lead going into Sunday Steady Reed maintains the lead GOLF: The Masters AP PHOTOPatrick Reed celebrates an eagle on the 15th hole during the third round of the Masters Tournament on Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Ga.SEE MASTERS, 6AP PHOTOEmergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, Saturday. A bus en route to Nipawin, foreground, carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crashed into a truck Friday night, killing 14 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital.


Page 2 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The Sun NHL: Flyers 5, Rangers 0 to add a fresh arm with a call-up from TripleA Durham. The Rays hitters didnt do much to get back in the game after their two-run first, as they went down 17 straight against Boston starter Rick Porcello before scoring again in the eighth. After winning the season opener, the Rays have dropped seven straight, the first team to do that since the 2005 Rockies and the first AL team since they did it themselves in 2001. Overall, the sevengame losing streak is their longest since July 2016.RAYSFrom Page 1 Associated PressTORONTO „ Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock stood at the podium and fought back tears, the grief resonating across Canada and the NHL. A bus crash in his home province of Saskatchewan left 14 dead and 15 injured, three critically. A junior hockey team, the Humboldt Broncos, was headed to a playoff game Friday afternoon when a truck collided with its bus. Among the dead were the teams coach and captain. Its got to rip the heart out of your chest,Ž Babcock, who grew up in Saskatoon, said at Air Canada Centre. We pray for those families and think about them. Horrific, horrific accident.Ž Added NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman: The NHL mourns the passing of those who perished and offers strength and comfort to those injured while traveling to play and be part of a game they all love.Ž Toronto center Tyler Bozak said he had difficulty sleeping after hearing the news about the crash near Nipawin. You cant really put into words, anything,Ž Bozak said before Saturdays regular-season finale against the Montreal Canadiens. I cant imagine what everyones going through back in Saskatchewan.Ž Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar grew up in Humboldt. He said a friends son plays goaltender for the Broncos and survived the crash. He went to surgery last night in Saskatoon, and hopefully hes doing better,Ž Bednar said from Denver. Its a tough time for that town. Its a tightknit community. Its only 6,000 people.Ž Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy well understands the state of shock and confusionŽ people are feeling. Kennedy was involved in a crash in 1986 that killed four players when a bus carrying the Swift Current Broncos hit a patch of ice and crashed. I think one thing that we underestimate with the impact of trauma and PTSD and going through things like this is the magnitude of the impact,Ž he said. That is what I cant stress enough.Ž Patrick Marleau of the Toronto Maple Leafs was a boy in Saskatchewan when the Swift Current crash happened. Its something you remember when youre that young,Ž he said. You see the players wearing the logo on their jersey for the players that were lost. It definitely hits home. Growing up around Swift Current, it was always in peoples mind. Theres memorials. Theyre never forgotten.Ž Babcock has driven the stretch of two-lane highway north of Tisdale where the team was heading to play Game 5 of a semifinal against the Nipawin Hawks. I know that road pretty good,Ž he said. It didnt seem like a big spot, its not mountains or anything like that, but accidents do happen.Ž Marleau knows the hold the game has in his country, and how hockey is everything in C anada.ŽMaple Leafs coach grieves, alon g with Canada and NHL SPORTS ON TVSUNDAY, APRIL 8AUTO RACING 11 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain 2 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, OReilly Auto Parts 500, at Fort Worth, Texas BASKETBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ High school, Jordan Brand Classic, at Brooklyn, N.Y. 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The club won back-to-back titles in 1973-74 and 1974-75. The Flyers captain scored his first two goals during Philadelphias dominating second period in which it outscored the Rangers 3-0 thanks in part to an 18-5 shots advantage. Giroux put the Flyers ahead 2-0 with 7:36 left in the second when his shot from the left circle got through Henrik Lundqvists legs after a screen by Nolan Patrick. Raffl made it a threegoal lead when he took the rebound of Radko Gudas shot from the point with a turnaround shot that got past Lundqvists right pad with 2:07 left in the period. And Philadelphia set a club record for the quickest two goals when Giroux fired past Lundqvists glove side with a wrist shot from the slot just 6 seconds after Raffls tally to make it 4-0. Raffl set up the play by intercepting a Rangers pass at the blue line and dropping a pass to Giroux. The fans unleashed a thunderous M-V-P!Ž M-V-P!Ž chant for Giroux when he was shown on the video board. And Giroux had the sold-out crowd of 20,028 in a frenzy when he scored his third on a breakaway with 9:49 left in the third period. Hundreds of hats littered the ice, causing a seven-minute delay, and Giroux smiled on the video board and waved to the crowd, which gave him a standing ovation. The Rangers (3439-9), who are out of the postseason for the first time since 200910, ended their regular season with their ninth loss in the last 11. Brian Elliott made 17 saves in his second game in goal after returning in Thursdays 4-3 win over Carolina following a 25-game absence because of core muscle surgery on Feb. 13. Elliott was shaky in the win over the Hurricanes, allowing a pair of soft goals while making 19 saves. He didnt have much action against the Rangers. Provorov got the Flyers on the board 6 minutes into the game when he scored on a 6-on-5 advantage as a result of a delayed penalty. Sean Couturier sent the puck toward the crease from the left of the goal, and the puck caromed off Provorovs right shoulder and past Lundqvist. The goal stood after an officials review.Girouxs hat trick helps Flyers clinch playo berth NBA: Nuggets 134, Clippers 115Associated PressLOS ANGELES „ Will Barton scored 31 points and Nikola Jokic added 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists and the Denver Nuggets earned their fifth consecutive victory with a 134-115 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Nuggets pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for eighth place in the Western Conference with two games to play. Both teams are 45-35. The Nuggets finish up the regular season at home against Portland on Monday night before playing the Timberwolves in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Minnesota, which holds the tiebreaker over the Nuggets, hosts Memphis on Monday night. The Clippers were eliminated from the playoff race. The Clippers suffered their fourth loss in five games, falling to 42-38, 2 games out of eighth place with two to play. The elimination ends a run of six consecutive postseason appearances for the Clippers, who previously missed the playoffs in 2010-11. Jamal Murray added 19 points, Paul Millsap had 15 and Wilson Chander 13 for the Nuggets, who shot 62.4 percent from the field. Lou Williams scored 24 points to lead the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 17 rebounds, with Tyrone Wallace added 18 points and Tobias Harris had 16 for Los Angeles. Leading 81-71, Barton hit a 3-pointer after the Nuggets grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds to ignite a 12-3 run that finished with Harris making the score 93-74 with 3:09 to pay. The victory was Denvers first this season over the Clippers, who won the first two meetings, 109104 at Staples Center on Jan. 17, and 122-120 in Denver on Feb. 27.Nuggets eliminate Clippers with routBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressBeing healthy in the play offs is taking priority over seeding, with a few teams sitting their top players Saturday in the final game of the regular season. MVP front-runner Taylor Hall will sit out the New Jersey Devils regular-season finale after the team clinched a playoff spot but can still move up the standings. New Jersey is resting Hall, fellow forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, and defenseman Sami Vatanen in Game 82 at Washington, and it isnt alone in taking precautions. The Columbus Blue Jackets wont play stars Artemi Panarin, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in their final regular-season game at Nashville. Columbus coach John Tortorella told reporters he was absolutely notŽ trying to avoid facing the two-time defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. New Jersey coach John Hynes similarly answered that giving Hall a break is more important after a grueling push to clinch the franchises first playoff berth since 2012. Were not looking to get in the playoffs and just be a Cinderella story,Ž Hynes said before his Devils faced the Metropolitan Divisionchampion Capitals on Saturday night. Were looking to get in the playoffs and win, and (Hall is) a big part of that.Ž Hall, who is one goal short of reaching 40 for the first time in his career, said hes cool with the decision to rest instead of taking a chance on the eve of the playoffs. Its a good time to get some rest and recuperate a little bit,Ž said Hall, who has 93 points in 76 games and is expected to be a finalist for the Hart Trophy. Weve played a lot of hockey lately, and a lot of the stuff in the standings is out of our hands other than our game.Ž No Eastern Conference first-round matchups have been determined going into the final weekend of the season. The only series thats set is the Winnipeg Jets facing the Minnesota Wild out West as the secondand third-place teams in the Central Division. There are still numerous combinations of matchups among the seven teams in the East that have clinched, with the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers still in the running for the final spot. Devils, Blue Jackets sit top players for rest in Game 82AP PHOTOPhiladelphias Jakub Voracek, facing, hugs Claude Giroux after Girouxs goal during the second period of Saturdays game against the New York Rangers in Philadelphia. AP PHOTODenver forward Paul Millsap shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of Saturdays game in Los Angeles. NHL: Playoffs Visit for more sports news


The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 SP Page 3SOCCER: Manchester UnitedWashington DT Vita Vea, Florida State S Derwin James, Louisville CB Jaire Alexander and LSU CB Donte Jackson were among the players making predraft visits to the Bucs this week. Aside from re-signing 35-year-old veteran Brent Grimes to a one-year contract, the Bucs havent really addressed their cornerback situation. Ryan Smith, who moved back from safety in his second p ro season, started 10 games and had 62 tackles, but gave up a lot of yards and had no interceptions. Vernon Hargreaves seems relegated to playing slot corner, which gets him on the field about 66 percent of the time when teams go to three receivers. We said at the end of the year, the No. 1 thing we needed to do was get Brent Grimes back and we did that,Ž said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. And then, also, Vernon Hargreaves finished the year on (injured reserve). When you have those two g u y s comin g back plus the experience that Ryan Smiths got and Justin Evans coming back at safety „ all that said, now that the defensive line has had so many additions, I would think secondary is logical to think that would be an area of target in the draft. And again, I think its a strong group in the secondary in this years draft class. I know Ive watched a bunch of guys and theres a lot of guys I like.Ž The Bucs currently do not have a thirdround pick, having dealt it to the Giants for pass-rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. So if they go another direction at No. 7 overall, the second-round choice could well be a cornerback.CLOUDY FUTURE? There has been radio silence since an Instagram video surfaced of Hargreaves smoking an unknown substance. Neither the Bucs nor Hargreaves have responded. Hargreaves did not have a good 2017. He lost his starting job and then finished the season on injured reserve. The Bucs seem content to let him line u p as the slot cornerback, even though typically you dont use a first-round pick on someone who is not going to play every down. The dangerous thing for Hargreaves„ and by proxy the Bucs„ is that the NFL could use the video as probable cause to place Hargreaves into Phase 1 of the leagues substance abuse program, which would make him subject to random drug tests. A violation of his personal program would result in a suspension. It can be a slippery slope and an inconvenience for p la y ers. Former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms recently revealed that he was in the drug program and lost four game checks while playing for Tampa Bay. The drug program (is) miserable,Ž Simms said. You can be tested all the time. They can come to your house. How many times was I on the way to see a movie with my wife and then they call and I was like, Damn, honey ƒ we gotta go back. Because you have a time „ once they call you, the time limit starts.Ž Right now, the Bucs and Hargreaves are just ho p in g the smoke clears.BUCSFrom Page 1 prix from pole position only to finish second behind Vettel. Although it is very early, Mercedes is not looking the unshakeable, supremely reliable force it was when winning the drivers and constructors double in the past four seasons. It is going to be one of the hardest races for us in some time. Weve been trying to get ahead of the Ferraris, but it has been tough,Ž Hamilton said. The goal is damage limitation.Ž In a further boost for Ferrari, the aging Kimi Raikkonen has looked sharp all weekend, leading the second and third practice. The 38-year-old Finn looked set to secure his first pole since last years Monaco GP, but Vettel beat his time right at the end of qualifying to clinch his 51st pole. It was quite intense,Ž Vettel said. The car has been excellent.Ž Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was third. These guys with the red car (Ferrari) they are just a bit too quick. We cant be happy with this,Ž Bottas said. Hamilton has to take a five-place grid penalty for changing a gearbox on Friday. Drivers must use gearboxes for six consecutive races before being allowed a new one. Hamiltons problem was caused by a hydraulic leak sustained in Australia. Vettel, last years championship runnerup, won in Melbourne for his 48th career win and 100th podium. Hamilton ended up second because his team made an error of judgment during Vettels pitstop. Hamilton will also be looking over his shoulder in Sundays race, with Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo starting from fifth. Ricciardos teammate, Max Verstappen, however, was only 15th after clumsily crashing in Q1. Heading into Turn 2, he slid sideways off and thudded into the crash barriers, the left front wheel of his car mangled. It has been a poor start to the season from him. He spun his car after pushing too hard early on in Melbourne and finished sixth. At the start of qualifying, Romain Grosjean (Haas), Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin (both Williams), Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc (both Sauber) were eliminated from Q1. New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley complained about damage to his left front wing and soon found out why: He hit a bird. Hed done enough to make it into Q2, however. Hartley, Verstappen, and Force Indias Sergio Perez were then eliminated from Q2, along with Fernando Alonso and his McLaren teammate Stoffel Vandoorne. It was a blow to McLaren, after both drivers finished the Australian GP in the top 10, with Alonso in fifth place. Our qualifying performance was worse than we expected,Ž Alonso said. We cannot extract the maximum over one lap, and we need to find the reasons why.Ž McLaren entered the season with high hopes after switching to Renault engines, following three troublesome seasons with Honda. But Toro Rosso chose to work with Honda and both of their drivers did better in qualifying than McLaren. Earlier, Hamilton expressed his annoyance over team radio when pitting after P3, saying spectators got too close to his car. Who were those people on the left-hand side?Ž the British driver asked. I was coming in at some speed, I could have killed them.Ž It was a bad day for Hamilton, vying with Vettel for a fifth world title to move level with Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio.BAHRAINFrom Page 1driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical condition but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died. Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said its too early to state a cause for the crash. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims. Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players bus „ an account police confirmed. Its a h orrible accident, my God,Ž Opp said. Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoons Royal University Hospital who has done work in war-torn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike. Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection. Aerial footage showed the bus on its side, its roof peeled back and its front end destroyed. The trailer of the truck lay nearby in a shattered mess, with bags of its peat moss cargo scattered all around. The tractor part of the truck was intact, lying on its passenger side. The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads. Police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles. The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.CRASHFrom Page 1 Associated PressMANCHESTER, England „ Manchester City fans were in tears, consoling each other with hugs in the stands as Manchester United reveled in its neighbors misery. Tears were supposed to flow on Saturday. Tears of joy. For Citys third English Premier League trophy in six years. The setup couldnt be sweeter for City. United, the 20-time English champion in whose shadow City has lived for so long, was in Citys Etihad Stadium fortress for the title clincher and derby. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing in the first half. By halftime, City looked to have wrapped up the league title in record time with a 2-0 lead, shredding United apart with goals from captain Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan in a sixminute span. United was being embarrassed. Then they swapped ends and it all went wrong. United scored three times without reply and won 3-2. The home fans reacted as if the clock had been wound back two decades when City was relegated in successive seasons. Typical City,Ž as the faithful have long bemoaned with selfdeprecating cries. But this is a very different City „ for a decade fueled by the wealth of oil-rich Abu Dhabi „ though still capable of messing things up. When the weeping fans glance at the standings they will still see City 13 points clear of United at the summit with six games remaining. It is inevitable Pep Guardiola will still get his hands on the silverware that has spent so long at Old Trafford, without City having to wait until the last day of the season like in 2012 and 2014. But this was a golden opportunity blown. This is tough mentally,Ž Guardiola said. We are sad for ourselves for our fans.Ž United counterpart Jose Mourinho was more irritated than sad when he addressed his players in the dressing room at the break. He said that we didnt want to be the clowns standing there watching them get their title,Ž United defender Chris Smalling recalled. For Paul Pogba, after an insipid first-half display, the ramifications of a defeat weighed heavily on his mind. If (City) won they are champions,Ž the United midfielder said. For all the (United) fans, it would be like death. To lose against City and to see them celebrate, I couldnt let that happen.Ž Particularly after a mischievous intervention on Friday from Guardiola, who claimed he was offered the chance to sign the Frenchman in the January transfer window.Collapse denies Man City title partyAP PHOTOMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gestures as he answers to reporters after the qualifying session at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday. He sets the fourth fastest time. To compound Hamiltons frustration a fiveplace grid penalty for a gearbox change on Friday meant he starts Sundays race from ninth. AP PHOTOFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after getting the pole position in the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place here on Sunday.


Page 4 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The Sun AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 7 1 .875 „ „ 7-1 W-7 2-0 5-1 Toronto 5 3 .625 2 „ 5-3 W-1 4-3 1-0 New York 5 4 .556 2 5-4 W-1 3-2 2-2 Baltimore 3 6 .333 4 2 3-6 L-1 1-2 2-4 Tampa Bay 1 7 .125 6 4 1-7 L-7 1-3 0-4 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Minnesota 4 3 .571 „ „ 4-3 L-1 1-1 3-2 Chicago 3 4 .429 1 1 3-4 L-2 0-2 3-2 Detroit 3 4 .429 1 1 3-4 W-2 1-4 2-0 Cleveland 3 5 .375 1 2 3-5 L-1 1-1 2-4 Kansas City 2 4 .333 1 2 2-4 W-1 0-2 2-2 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 L-1 3-1 3-1 Los Angeles 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 W-3 3-1 3-1 Seattle 4 3 .571 1 4-3 W-1 2-1 2-2 Oakland 3 6 .333 3 2 3-6 L-2 3-5 0-1 Texas 3 6 .333 3 2 3-6 L-1 1-4 2-2 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY New York 6 1 .857 „ „ 6-1 W-4 4-1 2-0 Atlanta 5 2 .714 1 „ 5-2 W-3 4-2 1-0 Washington 4 4 .500 2 4-4 L-4 0-2 4-2 Philadelphia 2 4 .333 3 1 2-4 W-1 1-0 1-4 Miami 2 5 .286 4 2 2-5 L-3 2-4 0-1 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 „ „ 6-1 W-2 3-1 3-0 Milwaukee 5 4 .556 2 „ 5-4 L-1 2-4 3-0 Chicago 4 4 .500 2 4-4 W-1 0-0 4-4 St. Louis 4 4 .500 2 4-4 W-1 1-1 3-3 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 4 2 1-5 L-2 1-3 0-2 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Arizona 6 2 .750 „ „ 6-2 L-1 5-1 1-1 Colorado 4 4 .500 2 4-4 L-1 0-1 4-3 San Francisco 3 3 .500 2 3-3 W-1 1-1 2-2 Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3 2 2-5 L-3 2-2 0-3 San Diego 2 6 .250 4 2 2-6 W-1 1-6 1-0 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLRED SOX 10, RAYS 3TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Span lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .273 Smith rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Gomez cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .115 Miller 1b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .200 Duffy 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .226 Cron dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Ramos c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .115 Wendle 2b 3 1 2 0 0 1 .313 Hechavarria ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200 TOTALS 32 3 6 3 0 9 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 3 2 1 0 1 1 .345 Holt rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Benintendi lf 3 2 0 0 2 0 .154 Ramirez 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .303 a-Swihart ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Martinez dh 2 2 1 2 1 1 .259 Bogaerts ss 3 2 2 6 1 1 .371 Devers 3b 3 1 2 2 1 0 .321 Nunez 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .258 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .115 Leon c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .111 TOTALS 32 10 9 10 6 3 TAMPA BAY 200 000 010„ 3 6 0 BOSTON 440 000 20X„10 9 0 a-lined out for Ramirez in the 8th. LOB„Tampa Bay 2, Boston 5. 2B„Miller (1), Wendle (2), Betts (2), Bogaerts (7), Nunez (4). HR„Bogaerts (2), off Faria; Martinez (1), off Roe; Devers (1), off Roe. RBIs„Span (7), Miller 2 (4), Martinez 2 (4), Bogaerts 6 (9), Devers 2 (7). SF„Martinez. Runners left in scoring position„Tampa Bay 1 (Cron); Boston 3 (Bradley Jr. 2, Leon). RISP„Tampa Bay 2 for 5; Boston 4 for 7. Runners moved up„Bradley Jr.. GIDP„Smith. DP„Boston 1 (Walden, Bogaerts, Ramirez). TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Faria, L, 0-1 1.2 5 8 8 5 0 73 14.29 Pruitt 4.1 1 0 0 1 2 57 5.19 Roe .1 3 2 2 0 1 20 7.36 Romo .2 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.00 Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, W, 2-0 7.1 6 3 3 0 7 94 2.84 Walden 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.60 Inherited runners-scored„Pruitt 1-0, Romo 1-0, Walden 1-0. Umpires„Home, Alan Porter; First, Bill Miller; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Todd Tichenor. T„2:48. A„31,821 (37,731).YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mancini lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .235 Machado ss 4 0 1 2 0 2 .306 Schoop 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Jones cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .231 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .100 Beckham 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .162 Alvarez dh 3 1 1 1 1 1 .250 Santander rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .130 Sisco c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .235 TOTALS 34 3 6 3 2 10 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner cf 3 1 2 2 2 0 .222 Judge rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 .273 Stanton dh 2 0 0 0 2 0 .200 Gregorius ss 2 2 0 0 2 1 .367 Austin 1b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .217 Andujar 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .067 Peterson lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .333 Romine c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .300 Torreyes 2b 4 2 3 0 0 0 .364 TOTALS 29 8 11 8 7 3 BALTIMORE 002 100 000„3 6 0 NEW YORK 020 012 30X„8 11 1 E„Gray (1). LOB„Baltimore 6, New York 5. 2B„Mancini (1), Machado (2), Alvarez (1), Gardner (2), Judge (2), Torreyes (1). RBIs„Machado 2 (4), Alvarez (5), Gardner 2 (3), Judge 2 (7), Austin 2 (5), Andujar (1), Romine (1). SB„Gregorius (2). CS„ Peterson (1). SF„Andujar. Runners left in scoring position„Baltimore 6 (Schoop 3, Alvarez 2, Santander); New York 2 (Stanton, Austin). RISP„Baltimore 1 for 7; New York 3 for 12. Runners moved up„Beckham, Judge 2, Peterson, Stanton. GIDP„Gregorius, Torreyes. DP„Baltimore 2 (Davis, Machado, Tillman), (Beckham, Schoop, Davis). BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tillman, L, 0-2 5.1 8 5 5 4 3 106 8.68 Bleier .2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.59 Yacabonis 1 2 3 3 2 0 27 27.00 Cortes Jr. 1 1 0 0 1 0 23 4.15 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gray, W, 1-0 6 4 3 3 2 4 86 3.60 Warren, H, 1 .1 2 0 0 0 0 13 3.38 Robertson, H, 2 1.2 0 0 0 0 4 20 6.35 Cessa 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0.00 Inherited runners-scored„Bleier 2-0, Robertson 2-0. WP„Tillman 2. Umpires„Home, Jerry Meals; First, Ben May; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Ed Hickox. T„3:03. A„34,388 (54,251).METS 3, NATIONALS 2NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cabrera 2b 5 1 2 1 0 1 .310 Cespedes lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .222 Flores 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .100 b-Conforto ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 A.Gonzalez 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Frazier 3b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .208 dArnaud c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .300 Bruce rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .286 Lagares cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .462 Matz p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Reyes ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Robles p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Nimmo ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375 Rhame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Familia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rosario ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .316 TOTALS 34 3 8 3 5 10 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .241 Rendon 3b 2 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Reynolds 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Harper rf 3 1 1 1 1 1 .292 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .115 Kendrick 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Taylor cf 4 1 0 0 0 2 .120 Goodwin lf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .357 Severino c 3 0 2 1 0 0 .571 e-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 G.Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Eaton ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .435 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Doolittle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 31 2 5 2 3 10 NEW YORK 000 001 200„3 8 1 WASHINGTON 000 011 000„2 5 1 a-grounded out for Matz in the 6th. b-pinch hit for Flores in the 7th. c-popped out for Kintzler in the 7th. d-walked for Ramos in the 8th. e-grounded out for Severino in the 9th. E„Frazier (2), Goodwin (1). LOB„New York 9, Washington 6. 2B„Cabrera (3), Frazier (3), Bruce (3). HR„Harper (5), off Robles. RBIs„Cabrera (2), Frazier (5), dArnaud (3), Harper (10), Severino (2). SB„Nimmo (1), Turner (4), Harper (1), Taylor (4), Goodwin (1), Severino (1). S„Goodwin. Runners left in scoring position„New York 6 (dArnaud 2, Matz 2, Rosario, Reyes); Washington 3 (Zimmerman, Kendrick, Reynolds). RISP„New York 1 for 11; Washington 2 for 8. Runners moved up„Cespedes 2, Frazier. GIDP„Matz. DP„Washington 1 (Kendrick, Turner, Zimmerman). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Matz 5 3 1 0 2 8 93 3.00 Robles, W, 1-0 1 2 1 1 0 1 25 3.00 Ramos, H, 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00 Rhame, H, 1 .1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.50 Blevins 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.00 Familia, S, 4-4 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 21 0.00 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA G.Gonzalez 5.1 6 1 1 3 6 92 1.59 Grace .2 0 0 0 0 0 7 3.18 Kintzler, L,0-1, BS,1-1 1 2 2 2 1 1 15 18.00 Madson 1 0 0 0 1 1 15 0.00 Doolittle 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 4.50 Blevins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Familia 1-0, Grace 2-0. Umpires„Home, Marty Foster; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Joe West; Third, Doug Eddings. T„2:59. A„28,952 (41,313).TIGERS 6, WHITE SOX 1DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Martin cf 4 1 0 0 1 2 .185 Candelario 3b 4 0 2 0 1 1 .226 Cabrera 1b 4 0 1 3 1 1 .308 1-Goodrum pr-1b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286 Castellanos rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .367 Martinez dh 3 1 0 0 1 2 .286 2-Reyes pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Stumpf p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Farmer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McCann c 3 1 0 1 1 0 .208 Jones lf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .333 Iglesias ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .087 Machado 2b 5 1 2 2 0 1 .300 TOTALS 33 6 6 6 8 9 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Moncada 2b 4 1 2 0 1 1 .200 Garcia rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .323 Abreu 1b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .300 Davidson dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .280 Delmonico lf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .235 Castillo c 3 0 2 0 1 0 .261 Anderson ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .269 Sanchez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Engel cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .174 TOTALS 34 1 8 1 4 7 DETROIT 002 012 001„6 6 1 CHICAGO 000 000 100„1 8 0 1-ran for Cabrera in the 9th. 2-ran for Martinez in the 9th. E„Candelario (1). LOB„Detroit 12, Chicago 11. 2B„Castellanos (2), Machado (6), Moncada (2), Delmonico (1), Castillo (2). RBIs„Cabrera 3 (8), McCann (5), Machado 2 (7), Garcia (3). SB„Jones 2 (2), Iglesias (1), Goodrum (2). SF„Garcia. Runners left in scoring position„Detroit 9 (Martin, Candelario, Castellanos 2, McCann 2, Iglesias, Machado 2); Chicago 6 (Moncada 2, Abreu 2, Castillo, Sanchez). RISP„Detroit 2 for 18; Chicago 0 for 8. Runners moved up„Cabrera, Iglesias, Anderson. GIDP„Davidson. DP„Detroit 1 (Iglesias, Machado, Cabrera). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, W,1-1 5.1 6 0 0 3 4 92 0.68 Wilson 1.2 1 1 1 0 1 25 5.14 Jimenez 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 0.00 Stumpf .2 0 0 0 1 0 22 0.00 Farmer .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 19.29 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Giolito, L, 0-1 5.2 4 5 5 3 4 94 6.17 Santiago 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 49 5.79 Minaya 0 0 1 1 4 0 23 27.00 Infante 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 23.62 Minaya pitched to 4 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored„Wilson 1-0, Farmer 2-0, Santiago 1-0, Infante 3-0. HBP„Giolito 3 (Iglesias,Martinez,McCann), Santiago (Jones). WP„Wilson. Umpires„Home, James Hoye; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Chris Segal; Third, Marvin Hudson. T„3:39. A„16,625 (40,615).MARINERS 11, TWINS 4SEATTLE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gordon cf 5 0 1 2 0 0 .367 Segura ss 5 2 2 0 0 2 .379 Cano 2b 2 2 1 1 2 1 .440 Romine 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Haniger rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .333 Seager 3b 5 2 2 2 0 0 .192 Vogelbach dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 .267 b-Motter ph-dh 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 Healy 1b 4 1 1 3 0 1 .091 Suzuki lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .263 Heredia lf 1 1 1 2 0 0 .286 Marjama c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .133 TOTALS 39 11 12 10 3 12 MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Dozier 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .290 Mauer 1b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .364 d-LaMarre ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .667 Sano 3b 2 1 1 1 3 1 .296 Rosario lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .231 e-Garver ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Morrison dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .053 Escobar ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .400 Kepler rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .273 a-Grossman ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Buxton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .185 Castro c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .063 c-Adrianza ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200 TOTALS 35 4 9 4 5 7 SEATTLE 000 320 051„11 120 MINNESOTA 000 003 001„ 4 9 2 a-struck out for Kepler in the 6th. b-struck out for Vogelbach in the 8th. c-doubled for Castro in the 9th. d-singled for Mauer in the 9th. e-struck out for Rosario in the 9th. E„Sano (2), Rosario (1). LOB„Seattle 4, Minnesota 9. 2B„Segura (3), Healy (1), Marjama (2), Mauer (3), Sano (3), Rosario (1), Adrianza (1). HR„Seager (1), off Berrios; Heredia (1), off Hildenberger. RBIs„Gordon 2 (3), Cano (3), Seager 2 (4), Healy 3 (4), Heredia 2 (3), Sano (8), Rosario (2), Escobar (6), LaMarre (1). SB„Rosario (2). Runners left in scoring position„Seattle 2 (Haniger, Motter); Minnesota 5 (Morrison 4, Garver). RISP„Seattle 5 for 9; Minnesota 4 for 9. Runners moved up„Seager, Dozier. SEATTLE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Leake, W, 2-0 5 3 2 2 4 0 92 3.00 Rzepczynski .1 2 1 1 0 1 15 6.75 Altavilla, H, 2 .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 2.45 Vincent, H, 3 .1 2 0 0 1 1 20 5.40 Nicasio, H, 4 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 20 5.79 Pazos 1 2 1 1 0 2 24 9.00 MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Berrios, L, 1-1 4.2 6 5 5 0 7 77 3.29 Moya 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 30 7.71 Pressly 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0.00 Duke .1 2 3 3 1 1 16 16.87 Hildenberger .2 2 2 2 0 1 12 4.50 Kinley 1 1 1 1 1 2 22 9.00 Leake pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored„Rzepczynski 1-1, Altavilla 1-0, Nicasio 3-0, Moya 1-0, Hildenberger 3-3. WP„Kinley. Umpires„Home, Adam Hamari; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Phil Cuzzi; Third, Dan Bellino. T„3:36. A„18,416 (39,504).CARDINALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3ARIZONA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Peralta lf 4 1 0 0 1 2 .300 Marte ss-2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .206 Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 1 0 1 2 .115 Pollock cf 3 1 2 1 1 0 .323 Descalso 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .211 Owings 2b-rf 4 0 1 2 0 2 .400 Dyson rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Koch p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Avila ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125 Salas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Mathis c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .125 Greinke p 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Ahmed ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .421 TOTALS 31 3 5 3 7 12 ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Fowler rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .147 Pham cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .281 Carpenter 3b 3 1 1 1 0 2 .200 Ozuna lf 4 1 3 0 0 0 .324 Martinez 1b 4 1 2 4 0 0 .357 Molina c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .290 DeJong ss 4 0 0 0 0 3 .333 Wong 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .056 Wacha p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Leone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Bader ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Bowman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Norris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 33 5 10 5 0 9 ARIZONA 101 000 010„3 5 0 ST. LOUIS 104 000 00X„5 10 1 a-struck out for Leone in the 6th. b-walked for Koch in the 8th. E„Carpenter (1). LOB„Arizona 9, St. Louis 5. 2B„Marte (1), Pollock (6), Fowler (2). HR„Martinez (2), off Greinke. RBIs„Pollock (5), Owings 2 (6), Carpenter (3), Martinez 4 (8). SF„Carpenter. S„Greinke. Runners left in scoring position„Arizona 6 (Marte 2, Goldschmidt, Dyson 2, Mathis); St. Louis 2 (Molina, DeJong). RISP„Arizona 2 for 13; St. Louis 3 for 6. Runners moved up„Peralta, Descalso, Owings, Martinez, Molina. GIDP„Pollock. DP„St. Louis 1 (Carpenter, Wong, Martinez). ARIZONA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Greinke, L, 0-1 5 9 5 5 0 5 86 5.06 Koch 2 0 0 0 0 3 34 0.00 Salas 1 1 0 0 0 1 16 2.57 ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wacha, W, 1-1 5 4 2 2 5 5 89 5.59 Leone, H, 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 3.86 Bowman, H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 5.40 Hicks, H, 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 19 0.00 Norris, S, 1-1 1 1 0 0 0 3 17 0.00 Greinke pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored„Koch 1-0. Umpires„Home, Mike Winters; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T„2:58. A„41,113 (45,538).CUBS 5, BREWERS 2CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Happ cf 5 0 1 2 0 3 .179 Bryant 3b-1b 3 1 3 1 2 0 .364 Schwarber lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .200 Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Lester ph 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 Morrow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Contreras c 4 0 0 0 1 2 .250 La Stella 2b-3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .364 Caratini 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .200 1-Russell pr-ss 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 Heyward rf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .208 Baez ss-2b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .154 Darvish p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 a-Almora ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Zobrist lf 1 1 1 1 0 0 .333 TOTALS 33 5 8 5 7 9 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .270 Thames 1b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .240 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .179 Shaw 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .289 Santana rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .276 Villar 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Arcia ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 .148 Bandy c 2 1 0 0 0 1 .111 Davies p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Drake p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Sogard ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .077 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 30 2 4 2 1 13 CHICAGO 000 001 004„5 8 0 MILWAUKEE 000 100 010„2 4 2 a-grounded out for Darvish in the 7th. b-doubled for Jennings in the 8th. c-out on sacri“ ce bunt for Strop in the 9th. 1-ran for Caratini in the 9th. E„Shaw (2), Arcia (2). LOB„Chicago 9, Milwaukee 4. 2B„Caratini (1), Sogard (1). 3B„Bryant (1). HR„Bryant (2), off Davies; Thames (3), off Darvish. RBIs„Happ 2 (3), Bryant (6), Zobrist (2), Lester (1), Cain (5), Thames (5). CS„Bryant (1). SF„Cain. S„Lester. Runners left in scoring position„Chicago 5 (Happ 2, Contreras, La Stella 2); Milwaukee 2 (Thames, Shaw). RISP„Chicago 2 for 9; Milwaukee 0 for 2. GIDP„Almora. DP„Milwaukee 1 (Shaw, Villar, Thames). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Darvish 6 2 1 1 1 9 94 5.23 Duensing .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00 Cishek 1 1 1 1 0 1 19 1.69 Strop, W, 2-0 .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 0.00 Morrow, S, 1-1 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 0.00 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies 6 4 1 1 3 8 101 5.40 Drake 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 15 1.59 Jeffress 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1.69 Jennings .2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.69 Barnes, L, 0-1, BS,1-2 .2 3 4 2 2 0 24 2.70 Hoover .1 0 0 0 1 0 12 0.00 Jeffress pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored„Strop 2-1, Jennings 1-0, Hoover 2-0. HBP„Cishek (Bandy). WP„Darvish. Umpires„Home, Chris Conroy; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Brian ONora; Third, Chad Whitson. T„3:26. A„43,331 (41,900).ROYALS 1, INDIANS 0KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Jay lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Merri“ eld rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .217 Moustakas 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .174 Duda dh 4 1 1 1 0 2 .222 Cuthbert 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Goins 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Escobar ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Gordon cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .150 Butera c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .214 TOTALS 30 1 3 1 2 9 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .212 Kipnis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Ramirez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .067 Brantley lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .125 Encarnacion dh 4 0 2 0 0 1 .222 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Chisenhall rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 a-Davis ph-rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .231 Perez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Zimmer cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .167 TOTALS 32 0 6 0 1 10 KANSAS CITY 000 000 100„1 3 1 CLEVELAND 000 000 000„0 6 1 a-struck out for Chisenhall in the 2nd. E„Butera (1), Perez (1). LOB„Kansas City 4, Cleveland 6. 2B„Lindor (1). HR„Duda (2), off Bauer. RBIs„Duda (7). SB„Escobar (1), Gordon (1), Lindor (3), Davis (3). CS„ Lindor (1). Runners left in scoring position„Kansas City 2 (Butera 2); Cleveland 2 (Brantley, Zimmer). RISP„Kansas City 0 for 1; Cleveland 0 for 4. KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kennedy, W, 1-0 6 4 0 0 0 8 101 0.75 Boyer, H, 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 20 12.00 Grimm, H, 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 2.70 Herrera, S, 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.00 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer, L, 0-1 8 3 1 1 2 7 100 2.08 Olson 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 5.40 Umpires„Home, Will Little; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T„2:29. A„17,362 (35,225).BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSN.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3: Sonny Gray pitched six effective innings for New York. Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1: Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs for Detroit. Seattle 11, Minnesota 4: Kyle Seager and Guillermo Heredia homered for the Mariners in cold Minnesota. Kansas City 1, Cleveland 0: The Royals Lucas Duda homered off Trevor Bauer for the games only run. N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2: Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting New York. St. Louis 5, Arizona 3: Jose Martinez homered and drove in four runs as the Cardinals snapped the Diamondbacks four-game win streak. Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2: Ian Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicagos four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Brewers. LATE: San Diego at Houston Toronto at Texas Oakland at L.A. Angels L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco Miami at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Atlanta at ColoradoTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISON THIS DATE IN BASEBALL1934: The Philadelphia Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies played the “ rst legal Sunday baseball game in Philadelphia. The exhibition game was made possible when the state made Sunday baseball a local option and the city approved it in a referendum ballot. 1969: The Montreal Expos played their “ rst regular-season game: the “ rst international contest in major league history: and defeated the New York Mets, 11-10, at Shea Stadium. 1974: In the opener in Atlanta, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruths career record by hitting his 715th home run off Los Angeles left-hander Al Downing in the fourth inning. The Braves beat the Dodgers 7-4 before a crowd of nearly 54,000. 1975: Frank Robinson became the “ rst black manager in major league history by making his debut as player-manager of the Cleveland Indians. He hit a home run in his “ rst at-bat: as a designated hitter: to help beat the New York Yankees, 5-3. 1986: Jim Presley of the Seattle Mariners hit home runs in the ninth and 10th innings for a come-from-behind 8-4 opening day victory over the California Angels. 1987: Pitchers Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton of the Cleveland Indians teamed up to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-3. Niekro recorded his 312th victory and Carlton pitched four shutout innings in relief. It was the “ rst time in modern history that two 300-game winners pitched for the same team in the same game. 1993: Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians became the “ rst player in major league history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The homers came in the seventh inning of a 15-5 rout of the New York Yankees.FRIDAYS GAMES American League Cleveland 3, Kansas City 2 Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 3, 14 innings Toronto 8, Texas 5 L.A. Angels 13, Oakland 9 National League L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ppd. Atlanta 8, Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Interleague San Diego 4, Houston 1 MONDAYS GAMES American League Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. National League Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.BASEBALL CALENDARAPRIL 17-18: Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. MAY 16-17: Owners meetings, New York. JUNE 4: Amateur draft starts. JUNE 15: International amateur signing period closes. JULY 2: International amateur signing period opens. JULY 6: Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. JULY 17: All-Star Game, Washington. JULY 29: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. JULY 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. OCT 2-3: Wild-card games. DEC 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas. AMERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Cano Sea 7 25 8 11 .440 MChapman Oak 9 34 7 14 .412 Simmons LAA 8 34 7 14 .412 Correa Hou 7 22 7 9 .409 Altuve Hou 8 32 7 13 .406 Segura Sea 7 29 6 11 .379 Smoak Tor 8 29 6 11 .379 Andrus Tex 9 35 5 13 .371 Bogaerts Bos 8 35 7 13 .371 Castellanos Det 7 30 8 11 .367 DGordon Sea 7 30 4 11 .367 Gregorius NYY 9 30 10 11 .367 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Eaton Was 7 23 10 10 .435 Tucker Atl 7 23 5 10 .435 FFreeman Atl 7 22 10 9 .409 Iannetta Col 6 22 2 9 .409 RFlaherty Atl 7 25 7 10 .400 Hoskins Phi 6 20 3 8 .400 Owings Ari 8 25 7 10 .400 Yelich Mil 6 26 6 10 .385 Panik SF 6 21 4 8 .381 Galvis SD 8 27 2 10 .370 Swanson Atl 6 27 4 10 .370TOP TENNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Cincinnati Mahle (R) 1-0 0.00 1-0 0-1 11.0 2.45 Pittsburgh Taillon (R) 1:35p 1-0 3.38 1-0 0-2 24.2 6.20 Miami Richards (R) 0-1 10.39 0-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Philadelphia Arrieta (R) 1:35p 0-0 0.00 0-0 2-0 13.0 2.08 Chicago Quintana (L) 0-1 9.00 0-1 1-1 15.0 1.20 Milwaukee Anderson (R) 2:10p 0-0 3.60 2-0 2-2 20.1 4.87 Arizona Walker (R) 0-0 5.40 1-0 0-1 12.0 4.50 St. Louis Weaver (R) 2:15p 1-0 1.80 1-0 0-1 5.0 7.20 Atlanta Teheran (R) 0-0 10.13 2-0 1-0 14.1 1.26 Colorado Freeland (L) 3:10p 0-1 6.75 0-1 0-0 12.0 5.25 Los Angeles Kershaw (L) 0-2 2.25 0-2 4-1 34.0 1.59 San Francisco Blach (L) 4:05p 1-1 5.79 1-1 1-2 25.1 3.20 New York Harvey (R) 0-0 0.00 1-0 0-0 11.0 4.91 Washington Roark (R) 8:08p 1-0 1.29 1-0 1-0 12.2 4.26AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Baltimore Wright Jr. (R) 0-0 5.40 0-1 0-0 7.2 8.22 New York Montgomery (L) 1:05p 0-0 1.80 1-0 2-1 27.0 2.67 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Boston Rodriguez (L) 1:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-1 5.2 3.18 Kansas City Hammel (R) 0-1 9.00 0-1 3-2 31.1 4.88 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 1:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 2-0 16.2 2.16 Seattle Gonzales (L) 1-0 4.26 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Minnesota Lynn (R) 2:10p 0-1 11.25 0-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Detroit Fiers (R) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Chicago Lopez (R) 2:10p 0-0 1.50 0-1 1-0 7.0 5.14 Toronto Garcia (L) 0-0 1.50 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Texas Hamels (L) 3:05p 1-1 3.37 1-1 0-0 0.0 0.00 Oakland G raveman (R) 0-1 8.10 1-1 1-1 29.0 4.66 Los Angeles Ohtani (R) 4:07p 1-0 4.50 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM 2017 VS OPP PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA San Diego Ross (R) 1-0 4.50 1-0 1-0 5.2 4.76 Houston Morton (R) 2:10p 1-0 0.00 1-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. VS OPP-Pitchers record versus this opponent.


The Sun / Sunday, April 8, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 7 1 .875 „ Toronto 5 3 .625 2 New York 5 4 .556 2 Baltimore 3 6 .333 4 Tampa Bay 1 7 .125 6 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Minnesota 4 3 .571 „ Chicago 3 4 .429 1 Detroit 3 4 .429 1 Cleveland 3 5 .375 1 Kansas City 2 4 .333 1 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Houston 6 2 .750 „ Los Angeles 6 2 .750 „ Seattle 4 3 .571 1 Oakland 3 6 .333 3 Texas 3 6 .333 3Fridays GamesCleveland 3, Kansas City 2 San Diego 4, Houston 1 Toronto 8, Texas 5 Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 3, 14 innings L.A. Angels 13, Oakland 9Saturdays GamesN.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 3 Boston 10, Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Seattle 11, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 1, Cleveland 0 San Diego at Houston, late Toronto at Texas, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, lateTodays GamesBaltimore (Wright Jr. 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (TBD) at Boston (Rodriguez 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hammel 0-1) at Cleveland (Clevinger 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Fiers 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Ross 1-0) at Houston (Morton 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 1-0) at Minnesota (Lynn 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Garcia 0-0) at Texas (Hamels 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (G raveman 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Ohtani 1-0), 4:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 6 1 .857 „ Atlanta 5 2 .714 1 Washington 4 4 .500 2 Philadelphia 2 4 .333 3 Miami 2 5 .286 4 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 6 1 .857 „ Milwaukee 5 3 .625 1 St. Louis 4 4 .500 2 Chicago 3 4 .429 3 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 6 2 .750 „ Colorado 4 4 .500 2 San Francisco 3 3 .500 2 Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3 San Diego 2 6 .250 4Fridays GamesAtlanta 8, Colorado 3 Pittsburgh 14, Cincinnati 3 San Diego 4, Houston 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ppd.Saturdays GamesN.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 St. Louis 5, Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Miami at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late San Diego at Houston, late Atlanta at Colorado, lateSundays GamesCinc. (Mahle 1-0) at Pitt. (Taillon 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Richards 0-1) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 0-1) at Milwaukee (Anderson 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Ross 1-0) at Houston (Morton 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Walker 0-0) at St. Louis (Weaver 1-0), 2:15 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Colorado (Freeland 0-1), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-2) at San Francisco (Blach 1-1), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 0-0) at Washington (Roark 1-0), 8:08 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Toronto 57 22 .722 „ x-Boston 54 25 .684 3 x-Philadelphia 49 30 .620 8 New York 28 51 .354 29 Brooklyn 26 53 .329 31 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 37 .538 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 1 Charlotte 35 45 .438 8 Orlando 24 55 .304 18 Atlanta 23 57 .288 20 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 49 31 .613 „ x-Indiana 47 33 .588 2 x-Milwaukee 42 37 .532 6 Detroit 38 41 .481 10 Chicago 27 52 .342 21WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 15 .810 „ San Antonio 45 34 .570 19 New Orleans 45 34 .570 19 Dallas 24 56 .300 40 Memphis 21 58 .266 43 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 31 .608 „ Utah 46 33 .582 2 Oklahoma City 45 34 .570 3 Minnesota 45 35 .563 3 Denver 45 35 .563 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 57 22 .722 „ L.A. Clippers 42 38 .525 15 L.A. Lakers 34 45 .430 23 Sacramento 26 54 .325 31 Phoenix 20 60 .250 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceFridays GamesAtlanta 103, Washington 97 Charlotte 137, Orlando 100 Philadelphia 132, Cleveland 130 Detroit 113, Dallas 106, OT Boston 111, Chicago 104 Toronto 92, Indiana 73 New York 122, Miami 98 Sacramento 94, Memphis 93 New Orleans 122, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 113, L.A. Lakers 96Saturdays GamesDenver 134, L.A. Clippers 115 Milwaukee at New York, late Brooklyn at Chicago, late New Orleans at Golden State, late Oklahoma City at Houston, late Portland at San Antonio, lateTodays GamesAtlanta at Boston, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indiana at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Detroit at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 6 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesToronto at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.NUGGETS 134, CLIPPERS 115DENVER (134) Chandler 6-8 0-0 13, Millsap 6-13 2-4 15, Jokic 9-14 4-5 23, Murray 8-10 3-3 19, Barton 11-15 4-4 31, Hernangomez 0-1 0-0 0, Lyles 4-7 0-0 9, Plumlee 5-7 1-3 11, D.Harris 3-7 2-4 10, Craig 0-2 0-0 0, Beasley 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 53-85 16-23 134. L.A. CLIPPERS (115) Johnson 2-3 0-0 4, T.Harris 6-19 2-2 16, Jordan 7-11 2-6 16, Rivers 4-11 0-2 10, Wallace 7-11 4-6 18, Dekker 1-3 0-0 2, Harrell 7-9 0-0 14, Marjanovic 2-3 5-6 9, L.Williams 6-15 10-12 24, Thornwell 0-1 0-0 0, C.Williams 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-87 23-34 115.DENVER 33 33 35 33 „ 134 L.A. CLIPPERS 26 32 31 26 „ 1153-Point Goals„Denver 12-29 (Barton 5-9, D.Harris 2-4, Beasley 1-1, Lyles 1-2, Jokic 1-2, Chandler 1-3, Millsap 1-4, Murray 0-1, Hernangomez 0-1, Craig 0-2), L.A. Clippers 6-17 (L.Williams 2-3, T.Harris 2-5, Rivers 2-6, Johnson 0-1, Wallace 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Denver 33 (Jokic 11), L.A. Clippers 38 (Jordan 17). Assists„Denver 36 (Jokic 11), L.A. Clippers 25 (Rivers 9). Total Fouls„Denver 26, L.A. Clippers 19. A„16,166 (19,060).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEChicago -132 at Milwaukee +122 at Pittsburgh -142 Cincinnati +132 at Philadelphia -180 Miami +165 at St. Louis -146 Arizona +136 at Colorado -136 Atlanta +126 Los Angeles -205 at San Fran. +185 at Washington -142 New York +132American Leagueat Chicago -143 Detroit +133 at New York -200 Baltimore +180 at Boston Off Tampa Bay Off at Cleveland -210 Kansas City +190 at Minnesota -144 Seattle +134 at Texas -107 Toronto -103 at Los Angeles -170 Oakland +158Interleagueat Houston -250 San Diego +230NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 12 215 Dallas Indiana 2 213 at Charlotte at Boston 10 202 Atlanta Detroit 5 203 at Memphis at Toronto Off Off Orlando at L.A. Lakers Off Off Utah at Phoenix Off Off Golden StateNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Boston Off Florida Off Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk (IL) LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Sent LHP Andrew Heaney to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Placed 3B Brandon Drury and LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Jonathan Holder to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHPs Domingo German and Luis Cessa from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Selected the contract of 2B Jace Peterson from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Designated OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for assignment. Claimed RHP Troy Scribner off waivers from the L.A. Angels and optioned him to Reno (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Assigned RHP Zach Neal outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Placed C Miguel Montero on paternity leave. Designated LHP Enny Romero for assignment. Selected the contract of C Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse (IL). Recalled 3B Matt Reynolds from Syracuse.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Transferred G Josh Magette and F Andrew White III from Erie (NBAGL). Recalled Fs Tyler Cavanaugh and Jeremy Evans from Erie.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCHICAGO BEARS „ Re-signed DL John Jenkins to a one-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Recalled D Joel Hanley from Tucson (AHL) on an emergency basis. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Recalled D Steven Santini and G Eddie Lack from Binghamton (AHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended San Jose D Zach Frye two games. HARTFORD WOLF PACK „ Signed Fs Ty Ronning and Jason Salvaggio to amateur tryout agreements.COLLEGESDUKE „ Freshman G Gary Trent Jr. will enter the NBA draft. LOUISVILLE „ Named Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues assistant mens basketball coaches.PRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 81 54 23 4 112 294 233 x-Boston 80 49 19 12 110 263 208 x-Toronto 81 48 26 7 103 273 230 Florida 80 42 30 8 92 240 241 Detroit 81 30 39 12 72 214 251 Montreal 81 29 39 13 71 207 260 Ottawa 81 28 42 11 67 219 286 Buffalo 81 25 44 12 62 196 276Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 81 48 26 7 103 254 236 x-Pittsburgh 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 x-Philadelphia 82 42 26 14 98 251 243 x-Columbus 81 45 29 7 97 240 226 x-New Jersey 81 44 28 9 97 245 239 Carolina 81 35 35 11 81 225 254 N.Y. Islanders 81 34 37 10 78 260 293 N.Y. Rangers 82 34 39 9 77 231 268WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Nashville 81 52 18 11 115 263 209 x-Winnipeg 81 51 20 10 112 273 217 x-Minnesota 81 44 26 11 99 247 229 St. Louis 81 44 31 6 94 224 217 Colorado 81 42 30 9 93 252 235 Dallas 81 41 32 8 90 231 223 Chicago 81 33 38 10 76 228 252Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 81 51 23 7 109 271 221 x-San Jose 81 45 26 10 100 249 223 x-Anaheim 81 43 25 13 99 232 216 x-Los Angeles 81 45 28 8 98 237 199 Calgary 81 36 35 10 82 211 247 Edmonton 81 35 40 6 76 231 261 Vancouver 81 31 40 10 72 216 261 Arizona 81 29 40 12 70 208 253 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; z-clinched conference. 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesPittsburgh 4, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 7, Buffalo 5 St. Louis 4, Chicago 1 Anaheim 5, Dallas 3Saturdays GamesPhiladelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders at Detroit, late New Jersey at Washington, late Chicago at Winnipeg, late Tampa Bay at Carolina, late Ottawa at Boston, late Montreal at Toronto, late Buffalo at Florida, late Columbus at Nashville, late St. Louis at Colorado, late Anaheim at Arizona, late Vancouver at Edmonton, late Vegas at Calgary, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Minnesota at San Jose, lateTodays GameFlorida at Boston, 7:30 p.m.FLYERS 5, RANGERS 0N.Y. RANGERS 0 0 0 „ 0 PHILADELPHIA 1 3 1 „ 5 First Period„1, Philadelphia, P rovorov 17 (Couturier, Voracek), 6:34. Penalties„ Beleskey, NYR, (holding stick), 10:41; Gudas, PHI, (interference), 10:41. Second Period„2, Philadelphia, Giroux 32 (Couturier, Gostisbehere), 12:24 ( pp ). 3, Philadelphia, Raf” 13 (Gudas, Manning), 17:53. 4, Philadelphia, Giroux 33 (Raf” ), 17:59. Penalties„Beleskey, NYR, (roughing), 2:50; Fogarty, NYR, (high sticking), 11:52. Third Period„5, Philadelphia, Giroux 34 (Sanheim), 10:11. Penalties„Lindblom, PHI, (high sticking), 18:59. Shots on Goal„N.Y. Rangers 7-5-5„17. Philadelphia 13-18-9„40. Power -play opportunities„N.Y. Rangers 0 of 1; Philadelphia 1 of 2. Goalies„N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 26-25-7 (40 shots-35 saves). Philadelphia, Elliott 22-11-7 (17-17). A„20,028 (19,543). T„2:22. Referees„Gord Dwyer, Chris Rooney. Linesmen„Steve Barton, Brian Murphy.AHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Lehigh Valley 72 44 19 4 5 97 245 209 WB/Scranton 71 41 22 6 2 90 233 211 Providence 71 42 24 3 2 89 212 172 Charlotte 72 42 26 1 3 88 243 204 Bridgeport 71 36 27 5 3 80 198 194 Hartford 72 31 32 6 3 71 199 245 Spring“ eld 72 31 34 5 2 69 204 221 Hershey 72 29 34 4 5 67 193 235 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toronto 72 51 18 1 2 105 235 156 x-Syracuse 71 43 20 3 5 94 226 180 x-Rochester 72 34 21 11 6 85 218 209 x-Utica 72 37 24 7 4 85 205 207 Binghamton 71 24 36 7 4 59 179 228 Belleville 72 27 40 2 3 59 181 253 Laval 73 24 40 7 2 57 199 268 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Chicago 71 38 22 7 4 87 223 193 Manitoba 72 40 24 4 4 88 242 190 Grand Rapids 72 39 25 1 7 86 219 200 Rockford 72 39 25 4 4 86 223 216 Milwaukee 71 37 29 4 1 79 207 217 Iowa 72 31 26 9 6 77 220 236 Cleveland 72 24 38 7 3 58 180 243 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 64 39 19 5 1 84 200 164 Ontario 63 35 21 4 3 77 189 173 San Diego 63 35 24 3 1 74 192 179 Texas 72 35 24 8 5 83 209 220 Stockton 64 32 26 2 4 70 196 190 San Jose 64 30 26 4 4 68 171 190 Bakers“ eld 64 29 25 9 1 68 175 196 San Antonio 72 33 29 10 0 76 186 203 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 pointsFridays GamesUtica 3, Toronto 2, SO Cleveland 6, San Antonio 3 Providence 6, Hartford 3 Bridgeport 4, WB/Scranton 3 Binghamton 4, Syracuse 3, SO Belleville 5, Rochester 1 Spring“ eld 5, Laval 1 Iowa 7, Chicago 3 Manitoba 4, Bakers“ eld 1 Rockford 3, Texas 2, SO Ontario 3, San Diego 2 San Jose 6, Stockton 2 Tucson 3, Grand Rapids 0Saturdays GamesStockton at San Jose, late Hershey at Charlotte, late Providence at Bridgeport, late Lehigh Valley at Hartford, late Utica at Syracuse, late Laval at Belleville, late Binghamton at WB/Scranton, late Toronto at Rochester, late Milwaukee at Chicago, late Rockford at Texas, late Ontario at San Diego, late Grand Rapids at Tucson, lateTodays GamesHershey at Charlotte, 1 p.m. WB/Scranton at Bridgeport, 3 p.m. San Antonio at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Bakers“ eld at Manitoba, 3 p.m. Lehigh Valley at Providence, 3:05 p.m. Iowa at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Spring“ eld at Hartford, 5 p.m. Binghamton at Syracuse, 5 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledGOLFTHE MASTERSFridays leaders at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Purse: TBA ($11 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Second RoundPatrick Reed 69-66„135 Marc Leishman 70-67„137 Henrik Stenson 69-70„139 Rory McIlroy 69-71„140 Jordan Spieth 66-74„140 Dustin Johnson 73-68„141 Justin Thomas 74-67„141 Tony Finau 68-74„142 Rickie Fowler 70-72„142 Louis Oosthuizen 71-71„142 Justin Rose 72-70„142 Bubba Watson 73-69„142 Charley Hoffman 69-73„142 Cameron Smith 71-72„143 Matt Kuchar 68-75„143 Jon Rahm 75-68„143 Bernd Wiesberger 70-73„143 Jimmy Walker 73-71„144 Hideki Matsuyama 73-71„144 Zach Johnson 70-74„144 Tommy Fleetwood 72-72„144 Adam Hadwin 69-75„144 Haotong Li 69-76„145 Russell Henley 73-72„145 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69-76„145 Satoshi Kodaira 71-74„145 Vijay Singh 71-74„145 Fred Couples 72-74„146 Ryan Moore 74-72„146 Jhonattan Vegas 77-69„146 Francesco Molinari 72-74„146 Kyle Stanley 72-74„146 Branden Grace 73-73„146 Jason Day 75-71„146 Chez Reavie 76-71„147 Kevin Kisner 72-75„147 Brian Harman 73-74„147 Daniel Berger 73-74„147 Martin Kaymer 74-73„147 a-Doug Ghim 72-76„148 Si Woo Kim 75-73„148 Bernhard Langer 74-74„148 Adam Scott 75-73„148 Bryson DeChambeau 74-74„148 Tiger Woods 73-75„148 Ian Poulter 74-75„149 Webb Simpson 76-73„149 Xander Schauffele 71-78„149 Tyrrell Hatton 74-75„149 Phil Mickelson 70-79„149 Matthew Fitzpatrick 75-74„149 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 79-70„149 Paul Casey 74-75„149Failed to make the cutSandy Lyle 74-76„150 Charl Schwartzel 72-78„150 Jose Maria Olazabal 74-76„150 Jason Dufner 73-77„150 Patrick Cantlay 75-76„151 Shubhankar Sharma 77-74„151 Thomas Pieters 73-78„151 Ted Potter, Jr. 73-78„151 Brendan Steele 76-75„151 Dylan Frittelli 77-74„151 Danny Willett 75-76„151 Ross Fisher 78-74„152 Wesley Bryan 74-78„152 Pat Perez 73-79„152 Patton Kizzire 76-76„152 Trevor Immelman 78-75„153 a-Joaquin Niemann 76-77„153 Yuta Ikeda 76-77„153 Alex Noren 74-79„153 Kevin Chappell 77-76„153 a-Doc Redman 76-77„153 Yusaku Miyazato 77-77„154 Gary Woodland 78-76„154 Austin Cook 74-80„154 Billy Horschel 76-79„155 Ian Woosnam 79-76„155 Mike Weir 76-79„155 Larry Mize 76-80„156 Angel Cabrera 76-83„159 a-Yuxin Lin 79-80„159 Mark OMeara 78-81„159 Sergio Garcia 81-78„159 a-Matt Parziale 81-79„160 a-Harry Ellis 86-80„166MASTERS TEE TIMESAt Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. All times Eastern a-denotes amateurSaturday10 a.m. „ Paul Casey 10:10 a.m. „ Matthew Fitzpatrick, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 10:20 a.m. „ Tyrrell Hatton, Phil Mickelson 10:30 a.m. „ Webb Simpson, Xander Schauffele 10:40 a.m. „ Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter 10:50 a.m. „ Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau 11 a.m. „ a-Doug Ghim, Bernhard Langer 11:10 a.m. „ Martin Kaymer, Si Woo Kim 11:20 a.m. „ Brian Harman, Daniel Berger 11:30 a.m. „ Chez Reavie, Kevin Kisner 11:40 a.m. „ Branden Grace, Jason Day 11:50 a.m. „ Francesco Molinari, Kyle Stanley 12 p.m. „ Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas 12:10 p.m. „ Satoshi Kodaira, Fred Couples 12:30 p.m. „ Rafael Cabrera Bello, Vijay Singh 12:40 p.m. „ Haotong Li, Russell Henley 12:50 p.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Hadwin 1 p.m. „ Hideki Matsuyama, Zach Johnson 1:10 p.m. „ Bernd Wiesberger, Jimmy Walker 1:20 p.m. „ Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm 1:30 p.m. „ Charley Hoffman, Cameron Smith 1:40 p.m. „ Justin Rose, Bubba Watson 1:50 p.m. „ Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen 2 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, Tony Finau 2:10 p.m. „ Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson 2:20 p.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy 2:30 p.m. „ Patrick Reed, Marc LeishmanAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPOREILLY AUTO PARTS 500 LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying, race today, at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 197.368 mph 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 197.116 3. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 196.829 4. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 196.600 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 196.257 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.979 7. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.922 8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.773 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.603 10. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 195.030 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.023 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.995 13. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 194.840 14. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 194.812 15. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 194.763 16. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 194.742 17. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 194.546 18. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 194.539 19. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 194.426 20. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 194.321 21. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 194.175 22. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 193.952 23. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 193.819 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.736 25. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.514 26. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 193.458 27. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.417 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 192.651 29. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 192.294 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 191.598 31. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 190.644 32. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 189.016 33. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 188.193 34. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 186.445 35. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 178.359 36. (51) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 164.991 37. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 0.000NASCAR XFINITYMY BARIATRIC SOLUTIONS 300Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (1) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (18) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200, 0, 36. 3. (35) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 34. 4. (10) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 0, 37. 5. (13) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200, 0, 39. 6. (36) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 33. 7. (5) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 0. 8. (34) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 29. 9. (16) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200, 0, 28. 10. (14) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 31. 11. (21) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 199, 0, 26. 12. (7) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 0. 13. (2) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 39. 14. (4) Ryan Reed, Ford, 199, 0, 34. 15. (20) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 24. 16. (12) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 22. 17. (24) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 198, 0, 20. 18. (11) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 27. 19. (40) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 198, 0, 0. 20. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 17. 21. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 16. 22. (39) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 0. 23. (6) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 22. 24. (30) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 193, 0, 13. 25. (28) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 193, 0, 12. 26. (37) Kaz Grala, Ford, 189, 0, 11. 27. (19) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, fuelpump, 186, 0, 13. 28. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, reargear, 147, 0, 16. 29. (17) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, clutch, 137, 0, 8. 30. (38) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, suspension, 112, 0, 7. 31. (9) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 109, 0, 11. 32. (22) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, accident, 104, 0, 5. 33. (3) Brandon Jones, Toyota, accident, 99, 0, 23. 34. (26) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, accident, 77, 0, 3. 35. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, engine, 70, 0, 2. 36. (23) Timmy Hill, Dodge, fuelpump, 54, 0, 1. 37. (25) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, electrical, 53, 0, 1. 38. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, suspension, 33, 0, 1. 39. (33) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, accident, 15, 0, 1. 40. (29) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, electrical, 13, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 124.986 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 24 minutes, 1 second. Margin of Victory: 2.327 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Blaney 1-75; C.Bell 76-83; B.Jones 84-92; J.Yeley 93; D.Hemric 94-132; R.Blaney 133-142; C.Bell 143-144; R.Truex 145; R.Chastain 146-147; J.Clements 148; M.Annett 149-153; R.Blaney 154-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Blaney, 3 times for 129 laps; D.Hemric, 1 time for 38 laps; C.Bell, 2 times for 8 laps; B.Jones, 1 time for 8 laps; M.Annett, 1 time for 4 laps; R.Chastain, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Clements, 1 time for 0 laps; R.Truex, 1 time for 0 laps; J.Yeley, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: R.Blaney, 1; K.Harvick, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 228; 2. T.Reddick, 217; 3. C.Bell, 208; 4. D.Hemric, 203; 5. J.Allgaier, 196; 6. C.Custer, 181; 7. R.Truex, 179; 8. S.Gallagher, 174; 9. M.Tifft, 165; 10. B.Jones, 162.VERIZON INDYCARPHOENIX GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Fridays qualifying for Saturday nights race at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed: 1. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 188.539 mph 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 188.148 3. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 186.852 4. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 186.824 5. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 185.741 6. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 185.362 7. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 185.279 8. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 184.706 9. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 184.595 10. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 184.548 11. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 184.313 12. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 183.920 13. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 182.960 14. (32) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 182.859 15. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 182.015 16. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 181.817 17. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 181.804 18. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 181.244 19. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 180.932 20. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 180.199 21. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 178.462 22. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 177.499 23. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 175.733FORMULA ONEBAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYINGSaturday, race today, at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain Lap length: 3.36 miles 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:27.958. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:28.101. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:28.124. 4. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:28.220. 5. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:28.398. 6. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:29.329. 7. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:29.358. 8. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:29.570. 9. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:29.874. 10. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:29.986. 11. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:30.105. 12. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:30.156. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:30.212. 14. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:30.525. 15. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, no time. 16. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:30.530. 17. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:31.063. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:31.414. 19. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:31.420. 20. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:31.503. Hamilton penalized “ ve grid places for an unscheduled gearbox change.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGFOUR-WIDE NATIONALSFriday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Qualifying continued Saturday for todays “ nal eliminations.Top Fuel1. Antron Brown, 3.772 seconds, 324.83 mph. 2. Doug Kalitta, 3.786, 320.51. 3. Leah Pritchett, 3.802, 320.58. 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.817, 318.39. 5. Billy Torrence, 3.819, 313.66. 6. Richie Crampton, 3.829, 313.66. 7. Brittany Force, 3.846, 301.60. 8. Scott Palmer, 3.850, 322.50. 9. Terry McMillen, 3.917, 252.05. 10. Troy Buff, 3.931, 283.37. 11. Clay Millican, 3.987, 236.46. 12. Terry Haddock, 4.025, 270.92. 13. Mike Salinas, 4.111, 278.46. 14. Steve Torrence, 4.394, 182.26.Funny Car1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.963, 321.42. 2. Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.983, 315.49. 3. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.992, 316.82. 4. Courtney Force, Camaro, 4.005, 313.00. 5. Jonnie Lindberg, Toyota Camry, 4.011, 306.46. 6. John Force, Camaro, 4.018, 314.39. 7. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.021, 306.26. 8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.028, 310.05. 9. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.040, 302.28. 10. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.048, 312.93. 11. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.055, 310.48. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.087, 310.91. 13. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.153, 303.91. 14. Jeff Arend, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.202, 288.83. 15. Phil Burkart, Charger, 4.307, 288.52. 16. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.319, 216.69. Not Quali“ ed: 17. J.R. Todd, 4.824, 164.01. 18. Jim Campbell, 5.023, 163.18. 19. Bob Bode, 5.728, 137.81. 20. Cruz Pedregon, 14.504, 64.70.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.669, 206.45. 2. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.681, 205.63. 3. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.702, 205.32. 4. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.705, 205.10. 5. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.709, 204.63. 6. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.710, 204.94. 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.714, 205.57. 8. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.715, 204.35. 9. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.722, 205.51. 10. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.734, 205.38. 11. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.734, 204.88. 12. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.747, 205.44. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.754, 204.05. 14. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.797, 203.25. 15. Joey Grose, Camaro, 6.961, 200.02. 16. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 7.074, 196.39.TENNISITFDAVIS CUP WORLD GROUP Quarter“ nalsWinners to semi“ nals, Sept. 14-16France 2, Italy 1At Valletta Cambiaso ASD, Genoa, Italy Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesLucas Pouille, France, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1. Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesPierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.Germany 2, Spain 1At Plaza de Toros de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Alexander Zverev, Germany, def. David Ferrer, Spain, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.DoublesTim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5.Croatia 2, Kazakhstan 1At Varazdin Arena, Varazdin, Croatia Surface: Clay-Indoor Singles Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Dmitry Popko, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-1, 6-2. Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Borna Coric, Croatia, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.DoublesIvan Dodig and Nikola Mektic, Croatia, def. Timur Khabibulin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov, Kazakhstan, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.United States 2, Belgium 0At Curb Event Center Nashville, Tenn. Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles John Isner, United States, def. Joris De Loore, Belgium, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4. Sam Querrey, United States, def. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-5.WTA TOURVOLVO CAR OPENFriday at The Family Circle Tennis Center, Charleston, S.C. (Saturdays matches postponed to today because of weather.) Purse: $776,000 (Premier), Surface: Green Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Quarter“ nalsJulia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Daria Kasatkina (3), Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Madison Keys (7), United States, def. Bernarda Pera, United States, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-0. Kiki Bertens (12), Netherlands, def. Alize Cornet (14), France, 6-2, 7-5.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsMihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 10-1. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, and Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 6-3, 6-3.ABIERTO GNP SEGUROSSaturday at Club Sonoma, Monterrey, Mexico Purse: $226,750 (Intl.). Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsTimea Babos (4), Hungary, def. Sachia Vickery (7), United States, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Garbine Muguriza (1), Spain, def. Ana Bogdan (6), Romania, 6-0, 7-5.FRIDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Quarter“ nalsSachia Vickery (7), United States, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (2), Slovakia, 6-0, 6-3. Timea Babos (4), Hungary, def. Monica Puig (5), Puerto Rico, 6-4, 6-2. Ana Bogdan (6), Romania, def. Danielle Collins, United States, 6-2, 6-4. Garbine Muguriza (1), Spain, def. Ajla Tomljanovic (8), Australia, 6-3, 6-0.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsNaomi Broady, Britain, and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, def. Maria Igigoyen, Argentina, and Miyu Kato (2), Japan, 6-3, 6-2.Semi“ nalsDesirae K rawczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos, Mexico, def. Valeria Savinykh and Yana Sizikova, Russia, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-1.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 4 0 1 13 10 4 New England 3 1 1 10 10 5 Columbus 3 1 1 10 9 5 Atlanta United FC 3 1 0 9 8 6 New York 2 2 0 6 10 5 Montreal 2 3 0 6 5 9 Philadelphia 1 1 1 4 2 3 Orlando City 1 2 1 4 6 8 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 3 4 D.C. United 0 3 2 2 5 10 Chicago 0 2 1 1 6 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 3 1 1 10 10 9 Vancouver 3 1 1 10 7 7 Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 1 7 7 6 Los Angeles FC 2 1 0 6 9 5 Minnesota United 2 3 0 6 6 9 FC Dallas 1 0 2 5 5 2 Colorado 1 1 1 4 6 4 Houston 1 2 1 4 7 6 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 4 9 San Jose 1 2 0 3 6 7 Portland 0 2 2 2 4 9 Seattle 0 3 0 0 0 5 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameNew England 4, Montreal 0Saturdays GamesLos Angeles FC at Atlanta United FC, late San Jose at Philadelphia, late Colorado at FC Dallas, late Columbus at Chicago, late Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, lateTodays GamesPortland at Orlando City, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 9 p.m.Wednesdays GameReal Salt Lake at New York City FC, 7 p.m.Friday, April 13Orlando City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Saturday, April 14Montreal at New York, 1 p.m. Toronto FC at Colorado, 3 p.m. LA Galaxy at Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at D.C. United, 7 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Portland, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. New York City FC at Atlanta United FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 2 0 0 6 2 0 Seattle 1 0 0 3 2 1 Portland 1 1 0 3 3 3 Washington 1 1 0 3 3 2 Houston 0 0 2 2 1 1 Utah 0 0 2 2 1 1 Chicago 0 1 1 1 3 4 Orlando 0 1 1 1 1 3 Sky Blue FC 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturday, April 14Chicago at Utah, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.Sunday, April 15Seattle at Sky Blue FC, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 6 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS SOCCER RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 1)Sunday, Jan. 28 „ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0Saturday, June 9 „ vs. France at Lyon, France (tentative) CHAMPIONS LEAGUEQUARTERFINALS(Home teams listed “ rst) All times Eastern First Leg April 3Juventus (Italy) 0, Real Madrid (Spain) 3 Sevilla (Spain) 1, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2WednesdayBarcelona (Spain) 4, Roma (Italy) 1 Liverpool (England) 3, Manchester City (England) 0Second Leg TuesdayRoma (Italy) vs. Barcelona (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Manchester City (England) vs. Liverpool (England), 2:45 p.m.April 11Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Sevilla (Spain), 2:45 p.m. Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Juventus (Italy), 2:45 p.m.COLLEGE HOCKEYNCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENTFROZEN FOUR At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. National Semi“ nals April 5Minnesota-Duluth 2, Ohio State 1 Notre Dame 4, Michigan 3National Championship SaturdayMinnesota-Duluth (24-16-3) vs. Notre Dame (28-9-2), latePRO FOOTBALL2018 NFL DRAFT ORDERAt Dallas, April 26-28First Round1. Cleveland 2. New York Giants 3. Indianapolis 4. Cleveland (from Houston) 5. Denver 6. New York Jets 7. Tampa Bay 8. Chicago 9. Oakland-x 9. San Francisco-x 11. Miami 12. Cincinnati 13. Washington 14. Green Bay 15. Arizona 16. Baltimore 17. Los Angeles Chargers 18. Seattle 19. Dallas 20. Detroit 21. Buffalo 22. Buffalo (from Kansas City) 23. Los Angeles Rams 24. Carolina 25. Tennessee 26. Atlanta 27. New Orleans 28. Pittsburgh 29. Jacksonville 30. Minnesota 31. New England 32. Philadelphia x-will be decided by coin ” ipCALENDARMLBApril 17-18 „ Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 4 „ Amateur draft starts. June 15 „ International amateur signing period closes. July 2 „ International amateur signing period opens. July 6 „ Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline. July 10 „ All-Star Game, Washington. July 29 „ Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 „ Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Oct. 2-3 „ Wild-card games. Dec. 10-13 „ Winter meetings, Las Vegas.NBAApril 11-14 „ Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. April 11 „ Regular season ends. April 14 „ Playoffs begin. April 22 „ Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT). May 31 „ NBA Finals begin. June 11 „ Early entry withdrawal deadline for NBA draft (5 p.m. EDT). June 17 „ NBA Finals latest possible date. June 21 „ NBA draft.NFLApril 16 „ Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs. April 20 „ Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. 2 0 1 8 0 4 0 8 s p r t 0 5 p d f 1 0 8 A p r 1 8 0 0 : 0 0 : 2 7


Page 6 SP Sunday, April 8, 2018 / The SunGOLF: The MastersAssociated PressAUGUSTA „ Tiger Woods was trying to figure out how to get to the 17th green from closer to the 15th fairway when the massive gallery anticipating his shot heard a huge roar behind them that caused them to look over their shoulders. Rickie Fowler was responsible for making all that noise with an eagle on the second hole. The third round of the Masters was just getting started on Saturday. The player so many fans wanted to see was about done. Needing something special to even have hope, Woods had to settle for ordinary. A few sloppy bogeys, two of them on par 5s. A few birdies. It added to an even-par 72, his best score of the week. Im not hitting it close enough. Im not taking advantage of the par 5s and consequently a good round is even par,Ž Woods said. It was disappointing, sure, but it also was surprising. Woods spent so much of the Florida swing of the PGA Tour piecing his game back together, and his iron game was particularly sharp. And then at the Masters, it wasnt. Woods said he knows what the problem is, he just cant fix it. And now its too late for him to do anything about it. So instead of Woods capping off this comeback with a fifth green jacket, he had to settle for playing the Masters for the first time in three years. Regardless of the score, no one wanted to miss him. Fans packed into Amen Corner and celebrated with Woods when he hit the green after two days of going into Raes Creek. This one settled 8 feet away from the left pin. I just couldnt do it three days in a row,Ž Woods said. Missed the putt. But hey, thats a lot easier to play the hole from the green than it is dropping.Ž They stood on their toes „ some of them hopped in place „ to try to see over all the heads lining the 13th fairway to check if his shot cleared the tributary in front of the green. It narrowly did, except that Woods then chipped it too close to the edge and off the back of the green. It wasnt great golf. It was simply golf by one of the greatest players. Woods was assured of moving back into the top 100 in the world, notable only because he was at No. 1,199 just over four months ago when he returned from yet another long layoff following multiple back surgeries. Ive had some success in this comeback, and Im getting there,Ž Woods said. I wish this week would have been a little bit better. Hopefully, tomorrow I can shoot something, get me to even par or even in the red. I think that will be a good goal tomorrow and hopefully I can get it done.Ž For now, all that can be said about this comeback is that hes at least back. Woods played the third round with Ian Poulter „ they had not played together in a tournament since the Bridgestone Invitational in 2011. Poulter said as they walked up the 18th fairway, he said to Woods, Its good to see you healthy again.Ž It wasnt always like that. It would have felt different 15 years ago than it did today,Ž Poulter said. I would have been more nervous. It would have been more intimidating. He would have been hard, with his game face on.Ž He described Woods now as having a softer personality, and Poulter isnt alone in sensing that. Woods is 1 under for the week on the four par 5s. He went just over the back of the 15th green with a wedge, chipped only up to the putting surface and missed his par putt. It was an example of how loose his game has been all week. Its been scratchy this week,Ž he said. I just havent gotten it done. I feel like Im driving it better than I have all year, but I am not capitalizing on it. And when I did miss I missed in the wrong spots. 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A bogey on 12 was backed by an eagle on 13 when he drained a 14-foot putt, and he did the same on 15, this time from off the green with a chip from the front right side. The conditions, which produced softened greens compared to the first two days, caused Reed to have to adjust, especially on his putts. He had three more putts compared to Friday but hit two more greens and remained consistent throughout his game. The impact of Reeds round rippled down the leaderboard, as low rounds took on a sense of desperation to keep up. That included McIlroy, who shot 65 to finish 11-under and join Reed in the final pairing. McIlroy went bogey free with five birdies and an eagle. A combination of clutch iron play and long putts, capped by a dramatic 17-foot birdie putt on 18 that drew a fist pump, kept McIlroy just behind Reed and well within striking distance. Going for the career Grand Slam, the 28-year-old McIlroy nearly holed out on the par-3 sixth before holing a 32-yard pitch for eagle on 8. He drained long birdie putts on 3, 4 and 15 before doing the same on 18 to end his round with momentum. I have the chance to win another major, so Im excited,Ž McIlroy said. You cant ask for much more. Ive been waiting for this chance, to be honest.Ž Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm matched McIlroy for low round of the day at 65, yet Fowler is in third at 9-under, five shots back of Reed, and Rahm is in fourth at 8-under, six strokes back. Fowler also posted a bogey-free round with five birdies and an eagle, the highlight coming on the par-5 second hole when he drained a 25-footer for eagle. The roll continued on 5 by sinking a 42-foot birdie putt. We're definitely in the golf tournament,Ž Fowler said. I'm going to need to play the front nine well tomorrow and put myself really in the mix for when this golf tournament starts, which is the final nine holes.Ž Rahm followed the formula of McIlroy and Fowler with five birdies and an eagle to put himself on the map. He opened with birdies on 1 and 2 before holing out a 32-pitch on 8 for eagle. He added a rare birdie on 10, sank a putt from the fringe on 16 for birdie and made a 14-footer for birdie on 17. Henrik Stenson stayed steady with another 70 to sit in fifth alone at 7-under. Tommy Fleetwood nearly matched the magic of McIlroy, Fowler and Rahm by shooting 66 to reach a tie for sixth at 6-under. Hes joined by Bubba Watson and Marc Leishman at eight strokes back of Reed. Two notable names, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, sit just inside the top 10 at 5-under. Thomas shot 70 and Spieth posted 71 to stay on the leaderboard. Tiger Woods, playing in his first Masters since 2015, produced his best round of the week so far with 72. MASTERSFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOTiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie on the 17th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Apri l 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas „ Three Xfinity Series races, three different drivers and three consecutive wins for the No. 22 car. Ryan Blaney became the third different Cup Series regular in a row to win an Xfinity race in the Team Penske Ford. He was the pole sitter and led 132 of 200 laps on an unseasonably chilly Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. You never want to be the person who breaks the streak of wins, especially when a cars been so fast,Ž Blaney said. There was that reminder in the back of my head to try to get this one.Ž Especially from the drivers that won the previous two before the Xfinity Series had a two-week break. Joey Logano won in the No. 22 car at California, a week after Brad Keselowski went to Victory Lane in Phoenix. Brad and Joey, they definitely reminded me that this week,Ž Blaney said. Joe Gibbs Racing is the only other team in the series to win three straight races with the same car and different drivers. Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin won consecutive races in their teams No. 20 Toyota in 2008. That car actually made it four victories in a row when Stewart won again. Christopher Bell finished 2.327 seconds behind Blaney in second place. Bell led twice for 10 laps, but isnt sure if a pit penalty that put him at the tail end on a restart after a caution had a big impact on his outcome. I dont know. Theres been a lot of people that have run second to the 22 here recently, so they obviously have something figured out,Ž Bell said. It doesnt matter whos driving that thing, it goes really fast.Ž It was the seventh career Xfinity victory for Blaney, who qualified fourth for Sundays Cup Series race at the 1-mile Texas track. Blaney had finished in the top eight in each of his first five Xfinity starts at Texas, where he was a three-time runner-up „ including both races last year. Some other things to know about the Xfinity Series race in Texas:COLD CARSWhen the green flag waved, it was 34 degrees and cloudy. Texas Motor Speedway officials said it was the coldest start for a NASCAR race at the track. The previous low was 47 degrees for an Xfinity race on April 14, 2007. The temperature was about 50 degrees cooler than Friday, when it was near the mid-80s during the day for practice. Cold weather and misty conditions earlier Saturday cut qualifying to one round, instead of the usual three.NASCAR XFINITY: TexasBlaney 3rd straight driver to win race in No. 20 AP PHOTORyan Blaney, standing outside car on right, hands the checkered flag to a group of boys after winning the NASCAR XFinity series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas Saturday.


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, April 8, 2018 At the brink: US and China threaten tariffs as fears riseWASHINGTON „ The worlds two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade con”ict since World War II. Yet theres still time to pull back from the brink. Financial markets trembled Wednesday at the prospect of a U.S.China trade war after Beijing and Washington proposed tariffs on $50 billion worth of each others products in a battle over the aggressive tactics China employs to develop its hightech industries.Facebook scandal affected more users than thought: up to 87MNEW YORK „Facebook says tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought, up to 87 million instead of the 50 million reported before. Facebook says it will restrict the data it allows outsiders to access on its users. Those developments come as congressional of“cials said CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week, while Facebook has a new privacy policy that aims to explain the data it gathers on users more clearly.Police: YouTube shooter was calm when found sleeping in carSAN BRUNO, Calif. „ The woman who shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home. Authorities say Nasim Aghdam did not mention being angry with YouTube and gave no indication she was a threat to anyone. Later that day, she went to a gun range before walking into a courtyard at YouTubes campus south of San Francisco. Thats where she “red a handgun several times and then killed herself.AMC to open Saudi Arabias first movie theaterNEW YORK „ AMC says it will open Saudi Arabias “rst movie theater on April 18. Cinema operators are rushing to build theaters in the Gulf kingdom after the Saudi government in December said it would open the country to commercial movie theaters for the “rst time in more than 35 years. AMCs “rst theater will open in Riyadh. It plans to open up to 100 theaters by 2030.Marijuana not part of North Dakotas corporate banBISMARCK, N.D. „ A North Dakota of“cial says the states Great Depression-era law banning corporate farming wont preclude horticulture operations from growing medical marijuana, provided its not done on agricultural land. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued the opinion at the request of the state health department. The intent of the corporate farming law is to protect the states family farming heritage. But Stenehjem says the marijuana question is a tax law matter that doesnt fall under farming law.CVS Health eyes kidney patients for next expansion into careWOONSOCKET, R.I. „ CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients as the drugstore operator branches deeper into monitoring and providing care. The company said Wednesday it will offer home dialysis for patients through its Coram business and it is working with another company to develop a new device for that. A spokeswoman declined to name the company or say how much CVS is spending on the venture.US services firms grew at a slower pace in MarchBALTIMORE „ U.S. services “rms expanded at a slower clip in March compared to the prior month, largely because the pace of business activity and new orders fell. The Institute for Supply Management says its services index dropped to 58.8 from 59.5 in February. Any reading above 50 points toward growth. The services sector has been expanding for more than eight years. „ The Associated Press BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Electric blankets that can overheat and start a “re are among this weeks recalled consumer products. Others include faulty halogen light bulbs. Heres a more detailed look:Electric blanketsDETAILS: Shop LCs heated micro plush ”annel sherpa throw blankets. HomesmartŽ can be found on a label on the sherpa side of the blanket. All blankets with date code 22217 and model number OB205B2 are included in the recall. The date code is printed on the bottom right corner of the textile label, sewn on the ”eece side of each blanket. They were sold by Shop LC television networks airing on DirecTV channels 75 and 226, Dish Network channels 274 and 225, AT&T channels 399 and 1399, Verizon channel 159, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and at www.shoplc. com from November 2017 through January 2018. WHY: The blankets heating coils can overheat, posing “re and burn hazards. INCIDENTS: Four reports of the blanket found burning, including one report of a minor burn injury to a consumers lower body. HOW MANY: About 1,650. FOR MORE: Call Shop LC at 877-899-0078 anytime or visit and click Product RecallsŽ at the bottom of the page for more information.Halogen lightbulbsDETAILS: GTC halogen light bulbs. They were sold in packages of 2 or 4 bulbs. The bulb packages were sold in 25 watt, 40 watt, 60 watt, 75 watt, or 100 watt bulb varieties in either clear or soft white colors. The bulbs measure approximately 4.5 inches in length and 2.375 inches in diameter. The tops of the bulbs read GTCŽ and include the wattage and lumens values. The bulbs are packaged in blue and red cardboard boxes that read: GTC NATURAL LIGHTŽ across the top, along with the wattage and color of the bulb. The UPC codes are printed on the product packaging. They were sold at H-E-B stores in Texas or at from August 2015 to December 2017. Information on the UPC codes can be found at https://www. WHY: The halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light “xture, posing laceration and “re hazards to consumers. INCIDENTS: 14 reports of the light bulbs shattering while in a lamp or light “xture. One consumer had a cut on his hand, and another had a burn to his hand and cuts on Electric blankets, halogen light bulbs on the recall listTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS CPSC.GOVThe halogen light bulbs can shatter while in use in a lamp or light xture, posing laceration and re hazards to consumers.RECALLS | 3 5 steps to turn your tax refund into an investmentBy CHANTELL COLLINSGOBANKINGRATES.COM COURTESY PHOTOWhat you should do with your tax refund depends on your nancial goals and situation.INVEST | 2 Buying a home is a huge investment, probably the most signi“cant purchase of your life. Its not something you should do without preparation. Before you start on the road to homeownership, make sure you are ready. „Improve your credit score. A high credit score snags you the best deals. Below 660 or 680, youre either going to have to pay sizable fees or a higher down payment,Ž says Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America. A score of 700 to 720 will get you a good deal, and 750 and above will garner the best rates on the market. Pull your credit reports and make sure youre not penalized for old, paid or settled debts. Stop applying for new credit a year before you apply for a mortgage. Keep the moratorium in place until after you close on your home. „Figure out what you can afford There are various ways to determine how much house you can afford. If youre using an FHA loan, your monthly payment cant exceed 31 percent of your monthly income. The FHA will let you go higher under some circumstances. For conventional loans, home expenses should not exceed 28 percent of your gross monthly income, says 6 things you must dobefore buying a homeBy DANA DRATCHBANKRATE.COMHOME | 2The No. 1 thing is (homebuyers) better have everything in order.ŽDick Gaylord, Re/Max Real Estate Specialists


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These investments are in response to the growing demand for healthcare services and will provide the highest level patient care experience.Welcome Highlands Regional Medical Center to input the number of periods for the deposit and the interest rate per year. The calculator will do the math. The calculator will do the math for you.Compare the value of you investment optionsIn investing, it is important to understand your options before diving in head “rst. After calculating the amount of interest for different investment options of the same period, you can compare and decide how to best invest. So before blowing your tax refund on a tropical vacation or fancy pair of shoes, and before sticking it away in a savings account that wont accrue anything, consider turning it into an investment instead. Let your tax refund really work for you.INVESTFROM PAGE 1 Susan Tiffany, retired director of personal “nance publications for adults for the Credit Union National Association, or CUNA. Use Bankrates calculator to “gure out how much house you can afford. Add to that other housing expenses, such as taxes, insurance and utilities. Then, bank the difference between that total and what youre paying now. „Save for down payment, closing costs. Youll need to save between 3 percent and 20 percent of the house price for a down payment. Your credit history and loan terms help determine how much youll need to come up with. For example, with an FHA loan, the down payment requirement can be as low as 3.5 percent. Youll need a credit score of at least 580. Home loans backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, require no down payment. Another cash expense will be closing costs. The national average for closing costs for a $200,000 mortgage is $2,084, according to Bankrates latest survey. If a big down payment is a hardship, look for down-payment assistance. Search online using the city name, the county name and key word combinations such as down payment assistance,Ž “rst-time homebuyersŽ or homebuyers assistance.Ž Down-payment assistance often is based on location or reserved for particular buyers, such as “rst-time buyers. In a buyers market, you can negotiate to have the seller pay a portion of the closing costs. „Build a healthy savings account Building up your savings, not just for a home, is very important. Your lender wants to know that youre not living paycheck to paycheck. If you have three to “ve months worth of mortgage payments set aside, youre a much better loan candidate. Some lenders and backers, like the FHA, will give you more latitude on other criteria if they see that you have a cash cushion. That money will also help pay for maintenance and repairs of the home. Most repairs are sporadic, but big-ticket “xes such as a new roof or water heater can come up suddenly and drain your budget. 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Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 www.highlandsnewssun.comhis foot. HOW MANY: About 2.5 million. FOR MORE: Call H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit and click on Product RecallsŽ under the Customer ServiceŽ heading at the bottom of the homepage for more information.Beverage dispensersDETAILS: Primo hTrio Multi-Purpose beverage dispensers purchased on or before December 31, 2017 which provides both hot and cold water and brews 6, 8, and 10 ounce hot beverages. Model numbers 601225, 601229, and 601240 are printed on the bottom of the product and Primo is printed on the front. They were sold at Sams Club and at, and from January 2017 through December 2017. WHY: Hot water can drip from the machine when it is used in high altitude areas over 6,000 feet in elevation, posing a burn hazard to users. INCIDENTS: Three reports of hot water leaking from the product being used in high altitude areas, including one burn injury to a customers hand. HOW MANY: About 11,000. FOR MORE: Call Primo at 866-429-7566 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.primowater. com and click on Recall InformationŽ for more information.RECALLSFROM PAGE 1 SMALL TALKMagic, expertise and service help independent toy retailersNEW YORK „ When a young customer returned to Mary Arnold Toys a few days after an Easter egg decorating event, store owner Judy Ishayik asked the child, How is your egg?Ž The little girl responded with a big smile, and her mother thanked Ishayik, telling her, Thats so special.Ž Mary Arnold, a nearly 90-year-old store in Manhattan, is thriving along with many other small and independent toy stores „ even as Toys R Us is going out of business and more consumers shop online. These store owners know what theyre up against and focus on toys that customers cant “nd at chains like Target and Walmart, and provide families with events, service, expertise and emotional experiences that internet retailers cant match. At Mary Arnold, some customers come in every week. It doesnt take long to tell which toys a child will like. I know your kid, so if you need a birthday present, I can help you “nd something in a particular theme or something new,Ž Ishayik says. Many indie toy retailers carry international and niche brands „ items a shopper isnt likely to “nd on the shelf of a big discount chain, or at the Toys R Us stores now closing. Small stores are less likely to carry big brands like Barbie and Hot Wheels, or movie-related action “gures. At Mary Arnold, the offerings include German brands Bruder, a line of trucks, and Haba, preschool toys, and Tegu blocks, made in Honduras. The independents may pick up some sales from former Toys R Us shoppers, but theyre not likely to see a windfall „ partly because the small stores dont tend to carry the big brands. I dont necessarily think that people who are shopping for toys at big box stores are looking to shop at stores like ours,Ž says Scott Friedland, owner of Timeless Toys in Chicago. Some of the brands the indies showcase are sold online, but store owners say they arent fazed by the competition even though nearly 14 percent of toy sales were made online in 2016. Thats more than twice the sales of “ve years ago, according to the research company GlobalData Retail. Indie owners say those sales arent usually items that overlap with what they sell. The number of very small toy stores in the U.S., those with under 20 employees, dropped 4 percent to about 4,300 from 2012 to 2015, according to the most recent Census Bureau “gures. Meanwhile, the number of department stores also fell almost 4 percent to 7,885. As part of its liquidation, Toys R Us plans to close more than 700 stores. Whitney and Joe Novak opened Kazoo in Atlanta “ve years ago, knowing that Amazon and other online retailers would be among their biggest rivals. They recognized the need for unique merchandise, because as they were starting their family they couldnt “nd the kind of toys they wanted, Whitney Novak says. We were wondering, where are the local toy stores? Where are we going to “nd something for our new baby to play with?Ž she says. The variety of lesser-known brands at indie stores is part of their appeal, says Richard Gottlieb, owner of Global Toy Experts, a consulting group. Parents, grandparents and other shoppers spy a doll, game or construction set theyve never seen before, and buy it. In a great retail store, theres the excitement of stumbling on something,Ž Gottlieb says. If you have a really fascinating selection of merchandise that changes frequently, Im going to go there.Ž Theres also the wow factor; stores are jammed with toys and games, many of which are in smaller displays than in a typical Toys R Us or discount store. Many owners allow children to take them out of the boxes and try them out. When kids walk into a toy store it should be a magical place,Ž says Jim Silver, CEO of TTPM, a toy industry review website. Indies can also thrive because staffers do more than point parents to a section of the store. Silver says parents with questions „ how does a toy work, is it right for a particular childs age and interest „ may be more likely to get answers in a smaller store. In a big box store, I had to chase salespeople down and sometimes they dont know the difference between one toy and another,Ž says Heath Fradkoff, who shops for his son at two indie stores in Brooklyn, New York. In a smaller store, sales people show you the different features in a toy and explain why some people buy it over others.Ž Employees at some independent stores have taught preschool or elementary school. They understand childhood development, how children play and the types of toys that are appropriate for different ages and interests, Friedland says. Its important for us to have those conversations with parents. Its not what the most popular toy is, its the toy thats right for the child youre shopping for,Ž he says. When small store owners hire, they are looking for people who love children and can be patient with them and their parents. Being able to answer parents questions is a full-time job for all of us,Ž says Carol Staley, owner of Tomfoolery Toys in Houston. Sometimes parents are looking for Barbie or Star Wars toy. Mary Arnold carries some national brands including Barbie because customers want them, but many indies dont. Staley says if a customer wants a name brand she doesnt offer, she recommends a nearby Target and doesnt worry about losing a sale. If I dont have it, Im doing a service by helping them “nd it,Ž she says. Toy stores have a critical advantage in another area „ the last-minute rush. Gifts for birthday parties are a big part of the business, with parents often coming in on their way to a party, needing to “nd a present quickly and have it wrapped. Saturday morning from 10 to 12:30 is the busiest time of the week,Ž Novak says. Online isnt going to help when its the morning of the party and you didnt get anything yet.ŽBy JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Monday, March 19, 2018, photo, Judy Ishayik, owner of Mary Arnold Toys, in Manhattans Upper East Side, poses for a photo in the stores book department. Mary Arnold, a nearly 90-year-old store in Manhattan, is thriving along with many other small and independent toy stores, even as Toys R Us is going out of business and more consumers shop online. In this Monday, March 19, 2018, photo, a woman pushes a stroller as she enters Mary Arnold Toys in Manhattans Upper East Side. 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The 24 PAA AFRC F-35A aircraft with 2 BAI will be evaluated as alternatives in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).Environmental Impact Statement mental consequences that could result from implementation of the AFRC F-35A mission.Public Scoping Meeting … Please AttendA public scoping meeting is being held to inform the public about the proposed action and alternatives under consideration, and to scopeŽ important issues to evaluate in the EIS. The meeting will be arranged in a come and go,Ž open-house format with no formal USAF presentation or opportunity for public testiYour input is valuable and assists the USAF in making more informed decisions.Public CommentFor more information or to submit written comments, please visit the project website at or contact: The USAF will accept comments at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. 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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Position Available Consumer/Commercial Loan Document Preparation Job Responsibilities:Preparation of loan documents Communication with Appraisers, Title companies, Surveyors Information inputJob Requirements:Problem solving skills Computer knowledge Customer service orientation Attention to detail Legal, banking and/or title company experience preferred Excellent benets Great work environment Apply in person at:Heartland National Bank 320 US Hwy 27 North Sebring, Florida 33870 (863) 386-1300 or email resume to jwalker@heartlandnb.comHeartland National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans & individuals with disabilities.adno=3567607 Positions Available € Full Time Teller Position € Part Time Teller Position Job Responsibilities:Receive and process deposits Cash items within check cashing guidelines Estimate and maintain cash needs Review le maintenance for accuracy Follow security guidelinesJob Requirements:Customer service orientation Strong communication skills Attention to detail Computer knowledge Produce accurate & complete work Excellent benets Great work environment Apply in person at:Heartland National Bank 320 US Hwy 27 North Sebring, Florida 33870 (863) 386-1300Heartland National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans & individuals with disabilities.adno=3567609 LEGAL NOTICES HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF ACTION The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners provides public notice of the intent to include the following positions in the Florida Retirement Syst ems Senior Management Class effective May 1, 2018.Parks & Facilities Superintendent A dditional information may be obtained by contacting Highlands County Board of County Commissioners directly at 863-402-6500. April 8, 15, 2018 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! INVITATION TO BID14 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFPŽ) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida will receive sealed Proposals in the Highlands County Purchasing Department for: RFP NO. 18-025 INSURANCE A GENT OF RECORD FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS Request for Proposal package may be obtained by downloading from our web s ite: or by contacting: Chris Davis, Purchasing Manager; 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402-6528; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: cm A PRE-PROPOSAL meeting will not be held for this solicitation. PROPOSALS MUST BE DELIVERED to t he Purchasing Department, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, FL. 33870 3809 so as to reach said office no later t han 3:00 P.M., Thursday; May 3, 2017 at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to atten d this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) will apply to the award of this RFP. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in volves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pam Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL April 1, 8, 2018 INVITATION TO BID (ITBŽ) The Board of County Commissioners o f Highlands County, Florida (CountyŽ) will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (Purchas ing DivisionŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-033 Crestmore Drive/Washington Street Improvements; Highlands County Projec t No. 15012 (Highlands County Project No. 15012) Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website:, or by contacting: Chris Davis, Purchasing Mgr., 600 S. Com merce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870, Phone: 863-402-6528; Fax: 863-402 6735; or E Mail: A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meet ing will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday; April 19, 2018 in the En gineering Training Room, 505 S. Com merce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. BID S MUST BE DELIVERED to the Purchas ing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 and reach that of f ice no later than 3:00 P.M., Thursday; May 3, 2018 at which time the y will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y and Women/Minority Business Prefer ence Policy will apply to the award o f this Bid. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's dis ability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's ac cess to, participation, employment o r treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo dation as provided for in the American s with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florid a Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: prog Requests for CART o r interpreter services should be made a t least 24 hours in advance to permit co ordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL April 1, 8, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : M ac kli n Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 4/19/2018 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. KNDUP131X26218647 2002 KIA SEDONA April 8, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Administrative Services Clerk … PT Utilities Service Worker … FT Director of Infrastructure … FT City of Avon Park Visit: Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean D/L and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Now Hiring Full & Part Time Cooks & ServersApply at: 2451 US Hwy 27 S. Avon Park. 863-781-0611 or 813-448-4324 DEPUTY FIRE CHIEFHardee County BOCC Fire Rescue$53,180.35…$73,309.70 Supervisory work of the activities on a shift and/or other special assignments. Supervises all EMS operations. FL State Firefighter & Paramedic cert. FL Drivers License. Associates Degree in public administration, EMS, or fire science is required. (Bachelors Degree or higher is preferred). 10 yrs. exp in Fire Rescue w/ 5 yrs. exp in a supervisory or management level position (Lieutenant or higher). Must be willing to comply with a residency requirement (Negotiable). Please attach the certification requirements with application. Complete job description & Fire Rescue Application posted on County Website: www.hardeecounty.netSubmit to HR Department @ 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone: (863) 7732161. Position is open until filled.Excellent Benefitsincluding State Retirement EOEF/M/V. 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 HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Senior Mechanic (FLBŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. Custodian (FL DL) $9.62-$13.26/hr. Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. Finish Dozer Operator Clean D/L a Must Great Benefits, Great Pay and Paid Time Off Call 863-453-9787 Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 HELPWANTED2001 WORKERS NEEDED 35 workers needed for Franco Medina Harvesting for vegetable harvesting and maintenance from 5/1/18 to 7/15/18. Workers will be paid $.45+ per BU, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in Live Oak, FL. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to work ers who cannot reasonabl y return to t heir permanent residence at the end of 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 10664210 FT Maintenance PositionFor local apt. complex. Must have reliable transportation, own tools, knowledge of apartment turnkey, painting, HVAC electric & plumbing. Email resume to:housing515@gmail.comThis institution is an equal opportunity provider. F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s GENPAK LLC, a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL area has openings for MECHANICS/ELECTRICIANS in our Maintenance Department. Minimum of one (1) year Industrial maintenance experience preferred, but not required. 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 Looking for employment? Please visit for position postings. EA/EO. Vets Pref. (eligible career positions) HELPWANTED2001 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 Email completed application to For more information, contact Andrea at (407) 971-2221, ext. 1240. ASSISTANT REGISTRAR (FT)Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Education, or related field req. Application deadline: 4/17/18. For details and to apply visit 863-784-7132. EA/EO. We are looking for an experienced Diesel engine mechanic for an new commercial truck shop opening in SEBRING FL. Pay is negotiable depending on experience, Vacation, paid holidays.Please call 863-214-5455 or email jmmcroy50@gmail 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 Seizethesales withClassified! 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. MEDICAL2030 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 Full-TimeCNA/LPN/MAPositionAvailableElectronic Health Records & Cardiac Care preferred Call 863-386-9595 CNA/NURSESAll Shifts Sign-On Bonus!Shift differential pay/Weekend differential pay Cook, Laundry Aide, & HCC Housekeeper Apply online Experienced Medical Secretary part-time Send resume to Highlands Advanced Rheumatology and Arthritis Center is continuing to grow. Our office is in Avon Park. We are currently looking for hard-working team members to join our family. We are a patient centric practice with a teamwork environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.FT Authorization/Referral Coordinator (prior experience required; Rheumatology experience preferred)FT Medical Assistant (Preferably certified with excellent phlebotomy skills, patient friendly attitude, multi tasker with trained clinical background)Per Diem/Part Time X-ray Tech (State licensed RT required)FT Front Desk (Patient Care Advocate) (Great communication skills, presentable appearance, prior healthcare office experience required) We offer benefits, paid time off, great working environment Please fax 561-570-1266 or email resume, salary requirements and 3 work references. Receptionist NeededInSebring. FT or PT, Great pay, PTO, health & disability insurance, 401K & other benefits. Submit resumes to Office Manager Needed Full-Time for busy medical practice in Sebring. Great pay, PTO, health & disability insurance, 401K & other benefits. Bachelors Degree preferred Email resumes to MEDICAL2030 Seeking Full-TimeRNElectronic Health Records and clinical experience in Cardiac Care preferred. Benefits Provided! Call 863-386-9595 Full-Time 11-7 Position PRN LPN or RN 24 bed Intermediate care facility for the developmental disabled. Low patient ratio Dynamic Team Environment! Essential Criteria:Current Florida RN/LPN license; Demonstrated interpersonal & written communication skills; Experience a plus but will train. Fax resume to 863-4522223: Attention to Angelina Cantera, DON; Apply online at Apply in perso n at Florida Mentor, Avon Park Cluster, 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park. 863-453-0186 4000FINANCIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES4010 Bamboo FarmersWANTEDFarmers Growers InvestorsOne time crop purchase One time planting 80-100 years life span 6 month plant guarantee 10 year crop buy back contract $40,000 per acre @ full harvestContact Us TodayIra McClelland or Debbi Fultz863-3812520 or 877-204-5680 ext 712 OnlyMoso Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! LOANS/ MORTGAGES Private lender needed to assume mortgage. Call for details 863-452-7282.


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Sebring Estate SaleFri. Apr. 6; Sat. Apr. 7, 8am-3pm & Sun Apr 8, 8am-Noon1421 Vicki Dr., across from the MallFull size beds, sleeper sofa, chairs, lamps, tables, dressers, dining room, cobalt cut to clear, ruby cut to clear, 36Ž flat screen TV, loads of home dcor, statues, Asian dcor, jade wall hangings, religious items, angels, silverplate, bookcases, plants and yard dcor, sm kitchen appliances, hop e chest, Christmas, mirrors, Dooney & Bourke, clothes, hall pottery, enamelware, jewerly. Way too much to list! Pictures on Parking is at a minimum. Park on one side of the street, or there are 2 small side streets. Be careful. Conducted by: Transitions Now LLC. Like us on Facebook Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County MOVING SALE ALL MUST GO! Furniture, appliances, etc. Call for appointment 863-3148832. S e b r i ng M ov i ng S a l e~ 7 a1 p Fri-Sun at 1141 Shamrock Dr. Clothes, (W 10-12; M 40-44); tools, furn., kitchenware, misc. HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 J u i cer, J ac k L a L anne power juicer express, like new; in box $35.00, 863-458-0180 Picture~ 42Ž x 36Ž Framed art. House & forest design. $35 863-658-2604 S torage B as k ets~ 2 w i c k er baskets with cloth liners. Very nice $10 each. 863-471-2844 FURNITURE6035 BEST PRICESon new & used furniture at theNEWŽ DOWNTOWN MALLOpen Thurs. thru Sat. 9a-5p231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 863-212-9576Over 30 Vendors to serve you! Berkline Large Sectional~ sleeper sofa, 2 recliners, chair w/fold down tray & cup holder, storage drawer. Good cond. $300 obo. 269-436-1424 D eacon b enc h p i ne, w / storage under seat, heart cut-out on back rail, great cond, $125 OBO 863-655-2703 call for pics Entertainment Center~ Solid oak, nearly new. 112Žw x 78Ž h (3 pieces) fits TV 55Ž $500.217-690-7853 King bed~ mattress, boxspring & frame. White. $100. 863-658-2604 FURNITURE6035 Living rm furniture~ Solid white oak: Matching sofa table, coffee & 1 end table. $200 for all; $75 ea.217-690-7853 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture863-446-2808 Q ueen s i ze mattress & boxsprings, 8 months old, $400, 863-414-8794. ELECTRONICS6038 A u di o S p C a bl es use d pro f ., 1/4Ž connectors, Rapco & CBI mfg., 2-12GA, 30, $15 ea., 112GA, 50, $40, 1-12GA, 50, $30, 3-14GA, 50, $20 ea. 1-14 GA, 60, $25, 1-14GA, 15, $5, 1-14GA, 93-$35-863-658-1563 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 DVD H ome Th eatre S ystem, Sony, HDMI, USB music & movie play, easy remote control, $70.00 863-385-6083 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Antiques WantedUpscale Decorative Items, Art Glass, Sterling, etc.812-535-1400 J o h n R ogers G roup  COMING TO THE PARSONŽ, exc condition, $387.00, 863-471-9445 MUSICAL6090 Organ~Lowrey Legacy model w/bench & music books. Asking $2,500~make offer. 863-449-1064 MEDICAL6095 Electric power wheelchair Tonto M41 with Sure Step $500, 863465-9605. P ower lif t c h a i r~ bl ue, goo d cond. $175 obo. 863-4491064 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! R osco K nee S cooter for foot injury/ surgery, like new $100 OBO LP (262) 707-6720 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 E xcerc i se Bik e Stamina In-tone, pad included $25.00 (863) 214-3756 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bi cyc l es, assorte d a d u l t an d kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 Solar Cover~ blue, 25x50 rectangle w/rolling reel. Brand new! Paid $600, sell $200. 863-458-0551 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Cub Cadet LTX 1045 Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor46 cut, like new, $1200. 863-414-3771 P ou l an W ee d eater Ridi ng Mower~ 38Ž 12.5hp, B+S, very good cond. $500. 863-3824116 Troy-Bilt Riding Mower30Ž Very Good Condition, Like New.! $650 cash. 863-465-4255 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 Wi c k er P at i o S et, b rown loveseat, 2 chairs, coffee table & 2 sets of different cushions, $350.00 863-273-7625 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 P a i nt & P r i mer~ (1) 5 ga l beige paint; (1) 5 gal primer. $150 for both/ $75 each. 863471-2844 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Mi ter S aw C ra f tsman e l ectr i c 10Ž compound, cast iron base & owners manual, exc cond., $75.00 863-658-1563 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 € 322-6709 APPLIANCES6250 A mana was h er & d ryer, 9 months old, $400 for both, 863414-8794. F reezer, F r i g id a i re c h est, 5 cu. ft., exc. cond., $85.00 firm, 863-458-0180 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Help Wanted/ Local DeliveryCall 863-655-4995 Maytag washer, heavy duty 2 speed, works fine, $85. Also Hamilton Beach microwave, $25, 301-332-1390. Mi n i f r id ge, $35 863 471 2844 Whirlpool Cabrio Washer & Dryer~ Exc. used cond! 3 yrs old. Orig $1,800; selling $600 for pair. 231-920-7360 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 Folding Tables & rolling clothes racks, garage full; perfect for flea market venders, $5.00 & up 561-386-1806 P ower C or d s ye ll ow j ac k et lighted end, 1-12/3 GA, 100 ft., like new, $40, 2-14/3 GA, 50 ft. like new, $15 ea., 2-14/3 GA, 50 ft., $5 ea. 863-658-1563 Upholstery Fabric~ Different designs. $4 or less per yard. 828-493-4303 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! 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. BOATS-POWERED7330 Cobia Luxury Fishing Boat 50hp Johnson, water ready. Good shape! Includes trailer! $1,500. 740-507-3430 Duracraft bass boat 17, 50hp Mercury 4-stroke, galvanized trailer, like new condition, $7500, 863-214-8358. CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 1986 Honda Helix 250cc Scooter~ w/cover & manual. $1,300. 863-471-0820 2005 Suzuki Burgman 400~ new tires & oil change. Good cond. $1,700. 812-829-7707 2006 Suzuki Blvd C90Drag pipes, custom seats & new parts. $4k obo. 863-212-9332 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 1999 Allegro 30 Motorhome~ Chevy 5.4, excellent condition! 33k mi., non smoker/no pets, many upgrades! $15,500. 443-789-1512 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! I BuyTravel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes & Trucks.I Come to You!813-713-3217 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! NEEDCASH? DETROIT „ Bargain prices on 2and 3-yearold vehicles fueled record sales of used cars, trucks and SUVs last year, a trend that is expected to continue because people can save thousands of dollars over buying new. Used vehicle sales hit 39.2 million vehicles in 2017, more than double the number of new automobiles sold, according to the auto website. To be sure, Americans for years have bought more used cars than new, but a recent glut of well-equipped vehicles coming off leases is sending more people to the used market. That cut into new vehicle sales last year, helping to push them down 2 percent. And the trend is likely to continue because leasing remains around a near-record 30 percent of all U.S. new vehicle sales. That will provide an ample supply of used cars for at least three more years, said Ivan Drury, senior manager of industry analysis for Edmunds. (Edmunds regularly provides content, including automotive tips and reviews, for distribution by The Associated Press.) In almost every instance, that 3-yearold car is going to save you so much money it wouldnt make any “nancial senseŽ to choose new, Drury said. About 4 million vehicles are coming into the used market from leases this year, many of them cars that can be bought cheaply because buyers are more interested in SUVs. On average, the buyer of a 3-year-old car can save around $14,000 over buying the same car new, according to Edmunds. New vehicle prices continue to rise to record levels, pushing some people out of the market and making off-lease vehicles even more attractive, Drury said. At the same time, the rate of increase for used cars is slowing due to abundant supply, so the gap between new and used prices is growing. The average new vehicle in 2012 sold for $30,803. By the end of 2017, that rose by nearly $4,400, according to Edmunds. During the same period, the average used auto price rose $2,784, to $19,462. The difference between new and used prices grew by almost $1,600, from $14,125 in 2012 to $15,714 last year. The spread between new and used is even more dramatic for a 3-year-old vehicle. Last year, 3-year-old autos sold for about $20,500. From 2012 to 2017, the gap between a 3-year-old vehicle and an average new one grew more than $3,500 to $13,877. For Jonathan Bursevich, who lives near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the spread between new and used was just too great to pass up. In December, he bought a well-equipped, mint condition gray 2015 Audi A4 from a dealership for about $23,000, a savings of at least $16,000 over the cost of a new one. The 25-year-old risk management broker checked prices on Google and found a new A4 to be way out of my budget.Ž His parents always bought used cars, foregoing the latest features but saving thousands. So he checked and found an Audi-certi“ed used A4 with 46,000 miles on it for a little over half the price of a new one which I thought was a fantastic value for the car.Ž The used Audi lacks some technology thats on the new one, including a backup camera and a steering assist feature, Bursevich said. If I dont feel like Im in the stone age and everything else works, then I would be more than happy to save money,Ž he said. The only reason buyers would go for a new vehicle is if the design is dramatically different or if it has new technology they want, Drury said. But not every vehicle has been redesigned, and technology hasnt changed that much in the last few years. Most 2 or 3-year-old cars have backup cameras and Bluetooth technology to link phones to the cars, he said. Many have blind spot detection and other features, he added. Currently the good used deals are on cars, but even that will change in the next few years as more SUVs are added to the mix of vehicles coming off leases, said Jeff Schuster, a senior vice president at the forecasting “rm LMC Automotive. Seeing the trend toward higher used-vehicle sales and the slowing price increases of used cars, many dealers have changed their business models and arent marking up used vehicles like they used to, Drury said. David Kelleher, who runs a Fiat Chrysler dealership in suburban Philadelphia, lowered used vehicle prices and moved more of them last year. As a result, he doubled used-vehicle sales from 45 per month to 90, while new vehicle sales stayed ”at. Buyers, he said, come to the dealership knowing the average price for a used car. Were pricing to the market rather than the old model, which was you trade the car, put it in the shop and mark it up $2,500,Ž Kelleher said. ON THE MONEY:Glut of used cars gives buyers more options THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Jan. 17, 2017, le photo, certied pre-owned vehicles sit on display at an auto dealership in Miami. Used vehicle sales hit 39.2 million vehicles in 2017, more than double the number of new automobiles sold, according to the auto website.


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By the time they are ready to buy a home, the loans available and the rules surrounding them may have changed. Instead, we should be teaching kids the habits that make savvy consumers. These four skills make a difference regardless of someones circumstances or the economic climate: SKEPTICISM. Smart consumers need to think critically about the advertising, offers and advice that bombard them every day. They need to look beyond surfaces to determine whats really being sold to them, and why. We need to ask, What is the motivation of the entity thats giving me this information?Ž says Josh Golin, executive director of the advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Some people are unnerved by the idea of teaching skepticism to children, worrying that it could foster distrust, inaction and negative thinking. Not all marketing is deception and not all advisers are people only eager to take your money,Ž says financial literacy expert Annamaria Lusardi, economics professor at the George Washington University School of Business. Others, including the nonprofit financial literacy advocate Foolproof Foundation, say healthy skepticism can be taught in an age-appropriate way that helps young people feel empowered rather than paralyzed. I dont think we can teach 6-year-olds skepticism, but by the time children are in middle school theyre able to understand the concepts of persuasive intent and self-interest,Ž Golin says. DISCERNMENT. Research and comparison shopping may be second nature to the financially savvy, but theyre skills like any other that need to be learned „ and many adults dont have them, says financial literacy expert and Rutgers University professor Barbara ONeill. ONeill emphasizes the rule of threeŽ in her financial literacy courses. ONeill has students research three credit card offers, for example, comparing the interest rates, penalty rates, fees and rewards for each, and evaluating which might be best for their particular situation. The exercise gives students practice in comparison shopping, but also gives them a handy rule of thumb for other decisions. Whether theyre hiring a plumber or buying a car, they need to check at least three different sources,Ž ONeill says. PLANNING. Being able to anticipate setbacks and challenges is as important as setting goals. People who plan ahead for large, irregular expenses are 10 times as likely to be financially healthy as those who dont, according to a 2015 study by the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a nonprofit that promotes financial health. Financial literacy education often focuses on goal-based planning, such as budgeting for retirement or a down payment, or saving a set amount for emergencies, notes John Thompson CFSI chief program officer. Thats important, he says, but perhaps not as relevant to early-stage workers as building financial flexibility into their lives. Schools can teach the importance of having access to lower-cost lines of credit, such as a credit card with a reasonable interest rate, in addition to savings. Too often cashstrapped young people turn to payday lenders and other high-cost credit because they havent planned for the unexpected, Thompson says. You want to make sure you have access to the tools and products you need before a problem presents itself,Ž Thompson says. When you have to act immediately, your options are fewer.Ž SAVING. A regular savings habit is also associated with financial health, the CFSI study found. The act of saving is more important than the amounts, Thompson says. A few hundred dollars can really make a difference,Ž he says. Regular doesnt necessarily mean automatic. People who automate their savings, through paycheck contributions to 401(k) s or recurring transfers from their checking accounts, do tend to save more. But automation requires relatively stable finances, something millions of Americans dont have, ONeill points out. People with these volatile incomes cant do anything automatically,Ž ONeill says. They need the flexibility to juggle.Ž Some startups are betting that smarter apps can help, either by helping people save or invest small amounts (Digit and Acorns are examples) or by smoothing out incomes using savings and payday advances (Even). Schools can teach kids to do something similar by tracking the ups and downs of their incomes, and saving when they have surpluses. When you have the peaks, thats when you save,Ž ONeill says. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certified financial planner and author of Your Credit Score.Ž Email: lweston@nerdwallet. com. How schools can teach kids to be smart consumers Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON


Sunday, April 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7 www.highlandsnewssun.comWASHINGTON „ U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March, with many factories saying theyre having a tough time getting supplies in order to meet demand from customers. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Monday that its manufacturing index slipped to 59.3 last month from Februarys reading of 60.8, which had been the highest since 2004. Any score above 50 signals growth. The details of the March data point to the steady growth in the factory sector seen over the past several quarters being sustained,Ž said Richard Moody, the chief economist at Regions Financial. The categories of new orders, production and employment each fell in March for manufacturers, even though the underlying numbers remained positive. But companies surveyed for the index highlighted another issue: a shortage of raw materials that is causing them to lose out on possible sales. Multiple companies also said that the introduction of steel and aluminum tariffs by President Donald Trump was causing concerns about rising prices. Some companies bought up the metals ahead of their implementation, driving up costs. Trump is trying to support U.S. steel and aluminum mills, though his tariffs include exemptions for allies such as Canada and Mexico. Any supply shortage and price increases could further worsen as Trump is imposing up to $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports in response to concerns about Beijing stealing foreign companies technology or forcing these “rms to share their innovations in order to have access to Chinese customers. China responded Monday to the tariffs by announcing $3 billion of additional tariffs on U.S. pork, apples and other products.Pace of US factory growth slipped in MarchBy JOSH BOAKTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this March 16, 2018, photo, Elbony Jeter works on the factory oor at the Samsung washing machine facility, in Newberry, S.C. WASHINGTON „ The U.S. economy grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the “nal three months of last year, a sharp upward revision that caps three quarters of the fastest growth in more than a decade. The Trump administration is hoping the economy will accelerate further this year, aided by sizable tax cuts and increased government spending. The gross domestic product, the countrys total output of goods and services, grew at a faster clip than its previous estimate of 2.5 percent, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That 2.9 percent fourth quarter advance followed gains of 3.1 percent in the second quarter and 3.2 percent in the third quarter. Its the strongest nine-month stretch of growth in a dozen years, since the economy expanded at rates of 3.7 percent, 3.5 percent and 4.3 percent from the third quarter of 2004 through the “rst quarter of 2005 Wednesdays revision, the governments third and “nal look at GDP in the quarter, was better than analysts had been expecting. The economys wheels were spinning faster than we thought in the fourth quarter,Ž said Chris Rupkey, chief “nancial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. There is nothing in todays report that holds the economy back from its historical run to beat the 10-year expansion of the Clinton years in the 1990s.Ž The current expansion is already the third longest on record and will become the second longest, surpassing the expansion of the 1960s next month. If it lasts through June 2019, it will become the new record-holder, surpassing the 10-year expansion from March 1991 to March 2001. The updated growth “gure re”ected in part more spending by consumers in services including auto repairs. Overall consumer spending grew at the fastest pace in three years. The revision also re”ected less of a slowdown in inventory rebuilding than previously thought, stronger business spending on new structures and more spending by state and local governments. For the year, the GDP expanded 2.3 percent, a solid rebound from a 1.5 percent GDP increase in 2016, which had been the weakest showing since the last recession ended in 2009. President Donald Trump often points to the pickup in growth last year as evidence that his economic program of tax cuts, deregulation and stronger enforcement of trade deals is already having a positive impact. During the 2016 campaign, Trump promised to double growth, which has averaged a lackluster 2.2 percent annually since the recession ended. While Trump has talked about hitting GDP growth of 4 percent or better, his budget is based on an expectation that the economy will expand at average annual rates of 3 percent over the next decade. That forecast has been challenged as overly optimistic by private forecasters who point to the retirements of the baby boom generation and lagging productivity as factors likely to constrain growth. But economists have been revising up their GDP forecasts for this year and 2019 based on Trumps success in winning approval in December of $1.5 trillion in tax cuts over the next decade and a February budget deal that will boost government spending on the military and domestic programs by $300 billion over the next two years. Private economists do not expect the burst in government stimulus to last, forecasting that expected growth around 2.9 percent this year and 2.7 percent in 2019 will be followed by a return to slower rates closer to 2 percent. Interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve to guard against in”ation and rising rates triggered by increasing government de“cits are expected to slow growth in coming years.US economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rateBy MARTIN CRUTSINGERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON „ U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a private survey found, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the gains were strong across different industries, with construction, manufacturing and professional services such as accounting showing healthy hiring increases. The “gures come two days before the government releases its monthly employment “gures. Economists forecast that Fridays of“cial report will show employers added 185,000 jobs, a smaller but still solid “gure, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. Its “gures frequently diverge from the governments report. Last month, the government said 313,000 jobs were added, much higher than ADPs initial estimate of 235,000. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys Analytics, which prepares the ADP report, cautioned that the actual job count in the governments report Friday may be lower than ADPs because the governments “gures are more sensitive to weather. Several Northeastern cities were hit with snowstorms last month, which may have restrained hiring in construction and other industries. Still, the “gures suggest that the recent run of healthy job gains may have continued into March. Employers nationwide have added an average of 242,000 jobs a month in the past three months. Hiring at that pace indicates that businesses anticipate robust consumer and business spending. Zandi expects hiring will remain strong enough over the next 12 months to reduce the unemployment rate, already at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent, to as low as 3.5 percent. The emerging trade “ght with China should have only a small impact on growth and jobs, Zandi said in a conference call with reporters, unless it escalates signi“cantly. It may slice one or twotenths of a percentage point from growth. So far, at least, this is relatively minor,Ž he said. Its going to take a lot to derail this economy.ŽSurvey: US businesses add a healthy 241,000 jobs in MarchBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSBALTIMORE „ U.S. services “rms expanded at a slower clip in March compared to the prior month, but growth levels still appear to be solid. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index dropped to 58.8 from 59.5 in February. Any reading above 50 points toward growth. The services sector has been expanding for the past 98 months, or more than eight years. The March index from the trade association of purchasing managers suggests that the robust pace of growth seen at the start of 2018 might be unsustainable. Measures of both business activity and new orders declined in March, but they were down from relatively high levels and still pointed to growth. The employment component of the index improved in March. Its still a strong reading, it just cooled off a bit,Ž Anthony Nieves, chair of ISMs business survey committee for non-manufacturing companies, said about the drop in new orders. The index is drawn from a survey of purchasing managers in the services industry, which includes “nance, health care and retail and accounts for the majority of U.S. economic activity. Of the industries surveyed, 15 reported expansion last month, including the transportation and lodging and food services. 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D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 8, 2018 Leading automated “nancial advisers „ often called robo-advisersŽ „ such as Wealthfront and Betterment tout daily tax-loss harvesting as a way to signi“cantly increase your returns. But independent research suggests the technique has less effect than claimed and may be more a gimmick than a true advantage for investors.Tax-loss harvestingTax-loss harvesting is a perfectly legal technique for reducing your tax liability. If youve sold an investment at a loss this year, you can use that to offset capital gains elsewhere in your portfolio. Or, if you didnt book any gains, you can use the loss to offset your ordinary income „ declaring the maximum-allowed capital loss of $3,000 could mean a savings of several hundred dollars on your taxes. But an investor who harvests a loss today might be raising her taxes in the future. Because loss harvesting only defers taxes „ it doesnt eliminate them. It is the equivalent of getting an interest-free loan from the federal government,Ž Michael Kitces, director of research at wealth manager Pinnacle Advisory, has written. The bene“t of tax deferral is simply the value of the growth that can be generated on that temporary loan.ŽClaims vs. Independent researchWhile much loss harvesting is done manually at year-end, robo-advisers harvest losses automatically perhaps daily. If an investments loss passes a speci“c threshold, it is sold and replaced with a similar asset (though not too similar, so as to stay on the right side of IRS rules). The advisers algorithms typically avoid snafus common in manual harvesting such as accidentally turning low-tax long-term gains into higher-tax shortterm gains. Robo-advisers tout signi“cant bene“ts. Wealthfront “gured that it increased annual performance between 0.73 and 2.6 percent from 2012 to 2017, while Betterment estimates that it can deliver a 0.77 percent increase. But those “gures are vastly overstated and the reputed gains are based on ”awed math, says one critic of the robo-advisers. Wealthfronts calculation ignores two things: It ignores that these taxes are deferred and must be paid later, and that the maximum write-off for any one year is $3,000,Ž says Michael Edesess, mathematician and chief investment strategist at Compendium Finance, an investment adviser Betterments number is better but still exaggerated.Ž Wealthfront ignores that todays tax savings must be repaid in the future, unless the investor never plans to realize future capital gains (for example, by donating the asset to charity). Wealthfronts formula also assumes the investor can take the full value of a loss on her taxes. Investors can offset capital gains elsewhere, up to a net capital loss of $3,000 annually. But Wealthfront assumes that the investor is taking the full value of the loss, says Edesess. To “gure the value of loss harvesting properly, you have to run a longterm calculation, across someones lifetime,Ž says Edesess. The real effect is between 0.15 percent and 0.25 percent annually.Ž Thats much smaller than what the robo-advisers have advertised. OF MUTUAL INTERESTAssessing the true value of tax-loss harvestingBy JIM ROYALNERDWALLETA big “nancial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didnt. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a wealth shock,Ž crossed socio-economic lines, affecting people no matter how much money they had to start. The analysis of nearly 9,000 peoples experiences underscores well-known connections between money and well-being, with prior studies linking lower incomes and rising income inequality with more chronic disease and shorter life expectancy. This is really a story about everybody,Ž said lead researcher Lindsay Pool of Northwestern Universitys medical school. Stress, delays in health care, substance abuse and suicides may contribute, she said. Policymakers should pay attention.Ž Overall, wealth shock was tied with a 50 percent greater risk of dying, although the study couldnt prove a causeand-effect connection. The study was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed two decades of data from the Health and Retirement Study, which checks in every other year with a group of people in their 50s and 60s and keeps track of who dies. About 1 in 4 people in the study had a wealth shock, which researchers de“ned as a loss of 75 percent or more in net worth over two years. The average loss was about $100,000. That could include a drop in the value of investments or realized losses like a home foreclosure. Some shocks happened during the Great Recession of 20072009. Others happened before or after. No matter what was going on in the greater U.S. economy, a wealth shock still increased the chance of dying. Women were more likely than men to have a wealth shock. Once they did, their increased chance of dying was about the same as the increase for men. Researchers adjusted for marital changes, unemployment and health status. They still saw the connection between “nancial crisis and death. The effect was more marked if the person lost a home as part of the wealth shock, and it was more pronounced for people with fewer assets. The “ndings suggest a wealth shock is as dangerous as a new diagnosis of heart disease, wrote Dr. Alan Garber of Harvard University in an accompanying editorial, noting that doctors need to recognize how money hardships may affect their patients. The “ndings come at a time when U.S. life expectancy has dropped for two straight years. We should be doing everything we can to prevent people from experiencing wealth shocks,Ž said Dr. Steven Woolf, director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health, who was not involved in the study. What exactly to do, however, may take more research, said Katherine Baicker, dean of the Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago, who also was not involved in the study.Midlife wealth shock may lead to death, study suggestsBy CARLA K. 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