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Good Morning To George Charko Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 99| $1.00 Monday, April 9, 2018 Comics..... ....................... NEWS WIRE Classieds ....................... B4-B6 Highlands Health .................. B1 Local Sports .................. A9-A10 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE AVON PARK „ The female shooter ran through the hallways and classrooms of Avon Park High School, shooting people Saturday, before “nally being killed by a Highlands County deputy. In all, seven high school faculty members and students lost their lives, one deputy was killed and six faculty members and students and a deputy were wounded. Thankfully, it was only a scenario conducted to help improve response should an active shooter come on one of the Highlands County school campuses. Undersheriff Mike Brown said that in the coming weeks law enforcement and school employees will be evaluating what happened and developing a new plan on how to deal with the active shooter situation. Its time to be challenging conventional wisdom,Ž Brown said, urging participants to come up with suggestions on how to improve response. Ultimately, whatever plan is developed will be uniform throughout the county. Its very important were all doing it the same way,Ž Brown said. One of the issues that some raised was that classrooms have entrances leading into multiple hallways. That would enable a shooter to quickly move from one hallway to the next by going through classrooms. Another concern voiced by teachers was that in at least some rooms, the windows were completely uncovered, resulting in the rooms being so lighted that it was dif“cult for people to hide. Brown said its likely that those issues will be among others considered during post-scenario planning. The scenario was held in the wake of the mass shooting at a school in Simulation timeBy JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITERLaw enforcement, school employees plan for an active shooter situationSEBRING „ Highlands County commissioners who wanted to see Sebring Parkway Phase II completed before Phase III might get their wish, by a few days. County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr. told county commissioners on Tuesday that, if the Southwest Florida Water Management District signs off on the plans, Phase II could go to bid by late April or early May, and start construction by midto late September. Thats our goal right now,Ž Howerton con“rmed Friday, September or before „ as soon as possible.Ž Phase II, planned in AŽ and BŽ sections, has been on the drawing board the longest of any sections, following the route of Highlands Avenue north from U.S. 27 at the intersection where Highlands Regional Medical Center sits. One of the biggest problems has been “guring out how to deal with traf“c in and out of both the hospital and medical practices across Highlands Avenue from the county-owned, privately-leased facility. Currently, motorists can turn left out of the HRMC main entrance to go a short distance to the highway, or can Phase II may start late summerBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERTAMPA (AP) „ Interior walls are still being painted, scaffolding surrounds the exterior, and some amenities await installation, but restoration of Tampas oldest wooden cigar factory and its conversion into an apartment building is nearly complete. Just the “nishing touches now,Ž said Ariel Quintela, who along with business partner Darryl Shaw is the developer. On May 1, after over three years of construction, the 32,000-square-foot, three-story structure built in the late1800s at what is now Palm Avenue and 19th Street will open as the Angel Oliva Sr. Apartments. The “nished apartment complex will be as historically accurate as possible, Quintela said. We wanted to use as much as the actual material of the building as we could. When we couldnt, we made it look real.Ž Here are some examples: Moldings and shutters on all 167 windows are original, as are 40 percent of the exterior sidings. The original front door, once tossed in the trash as unsalvageable by a construction crew, was retrieved and restored. The “rst ”oors interior stairway balusters date to the factorys opening and the rest are exact replicas. The entire structure has hardwood ”oors, but not enough of the original boards remained intact. So the developers used what remained and purchased Wooden cigar factories opening as Ybor City apartmentsBy PAUL GUZZOTAMPA BAY TIMESMemorial game set for late APHS baseball playerLane Crosson died last yearAVON PARK „ The varsity baseball team will play in honor of late Avon Park High School baseball player Lane Crosson at 7 p.m. Friday at a home game against Mulberry. There will be no admission fees for the game. Crosson played ball for Avon Park High School before graduating in 2012 and going on to play with South Florida State College and Webber University. Crosson was just 23 years old when he died from an accident while working on Sept. 26; he just graduated with a business degree in July from Warner University. A short ceremony will be performed before By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITER COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSThe largest change in building Sebring Parkway Phase II will involve moving the entrance for Highlands Regional Medical Center to the northwest corner of the property, and placing a roundabout there to help the trac ow. The trac circle will operate similar to such circles in Sun N Lake of Sebring and the Circle in downtown Sebring, giving right of way to trac already on the circle.PHASE| 4 YBOR | 4 COURTESY PHOTOLane Crossons friends and past temmates wear the number 5 that was worn by him. The young man died at age 23 in a work accident.GAME | 4 KATARA SIMMONS/ CORRESPONDENTThis exercise in the unied command system for a school shooting helps train law enforcement for real life scenarios. Highlands County Sheris Oce Sgt. Kimberly Gunn is apprehended during a school shooting training scenario.DRILL | 4


A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 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 Emerson 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@ AVON PARK „ The City Council will consider a regulation establishing guidelines and procedures for responding to public requests for proclamations at its meeting today. Along with considering the proclamation resolution at its meeting at 6 p.m., the City Council agenda includes a proclamation for Womens Lung Health Week.Ž Among the proclamation guidelines and procedures the City Council will consider: € The request should be made at least four weeks in advance of a regularly scheduled council meeting. € A representative of the organization and/or local resident should agree to be in attendance to accept the proclamation. € The city retains the right to modify, edit or otherwise amend the proposed proclamation to meet its requirements, needs or policy determinations. € The City of Avon Park retains the right to decide if the proclamation will be issued or not. Also, the City Council will consider a resolution supporting the concept of solar purchasing cooperatives. The City Council meets in the Council Chambers at 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park.AP Council to consider guidelines for proclamationsMARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER Putnam: Fire season in full forceResidents warned to use cautionSEBRING „ Last year saw Highlands County frequently shrouded in smoke from active wild“res, including a long-burning muck “re near Lake Placid. This year has already seen a large muck “re near Sebring as well as many smaller “res in and around local communities. Although the local picture is not as busy or smoky as last year, Highlands residents are still advised to use caution, as Floridas wild“re season is far from “nished. Melissa Yunas, public information of“cer with the Forest Service Okeechobee District, said Highlands County still has two active wild“res: € The 300-acre Mini Ranch Road muck “re, which started March 3 and still has hot spots on the east side by the sod farm. € A 1.5-acre wild“re off State Road 70, which started Wednesday, and is now contained. The heat/“re drought index currently is 512 on a scale of 800. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Highlands County is in abnormally dryŽ conditions. If the area does not get rain soon, were going to be in moderate drought,Ž Yunas said. The indexes measure the level of moisture in the soil, down as far as eight inches below the surface. Every day without rainfall, the drought monitor and heat/“re indexes increase, she said. Vegetation is losing more moisture and becomes more susceptible to ignition. This is a process that started in October, Yunas said, with storm debris and any other dead vegetation. Next to dry out is the grasses. Its gotten to the point where shrubs have lost moisture,Ž Yunas said. After that, trees dry out. Over the past week, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which oversees the Florida Forest Service, has reported an average of 35 active wild“res in the state, burning an average of 33,906 acres. Of“cial numbers as of Thursday were 35 active wild“res on 33,605 acres, total. Signi“cant wild“res in the state include: € Greenway Wild“re on 17,957 acres in Collier County „ 95 percent contained. € Firebreak Wild“re on 8,080 acres in Gulf County „ 90 percent contained. € Old Blade Line Wild“re on 450 acres in Polk County „ 60 percent contained. € Mud Dauber Road Wild“re on 139 acres in Polk County „ 100 percent contained. People had to evacuate these wild“res, and many more may have to evacuate from “res that have not yet ignited. Yunas asks people not to wait until they are told to evacuate. Each family needs to have an evacuation kit and plan of action, including a meeting point for all family members. Also, make a plan for pets. Any pet left behind may die in the “re, Yunas said, so she urges people to plan to take pets along. The Florida Forest Service also urges residents to be cautious with “re and heat sources and practice the following safety tips: € Call 911 or a local Florida Forest Service “eld unit of“ce in the event of a wild“re. € Obey Floridas outdoor burning laws, as listed on www.freshfrom” € Never leave an outdoor “re or hot grill unattended. € Never burn on windy days. € Always keep a water source and suppression tools with you when burning yard debris. € Avoid parking vehicles on dry grass. The last warning is especially poignant given the fact that many local venues, including churches and ball “elds, use grass parking versus paved parking. People are advised to make sure they are at least maintaining such lawns to the minimum watering standard allowed by water management districts under drought conditions.By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER COURTESY GRAPHIC/U.S. DROUGHT MONITORCurrently, Highlands County is in abnormally dry conditions, based on this map from the U.S. Drought Monitor, released on Thursday. Florida Forest Service ocials warn that if there is no more rain this weekend, the county may enter moderate drought, like the areas just south of Lake Okeechobee. adno=720013Proposed Action and AlternativesThe U.S. Air Force (USAF) is proposing to establish an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) F-35A mission. The AFRC F-35A mission includes the beddown and operation of 24 Primary Aerospace Vehicles Authorized (PAA) F-35A aircraft with 2 Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI), facility and infrastructure development, and personnel changes at a military base in the continental United States where the AFRC conducts a global precision attack mission. for the AFRC F-35A mission. The AFRC F-35A mission would be a replacement mission. 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. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 2018 the game where Coach Whit Cornell will say a few words in Crossons memory. Cornell is the coach at APHS and was Crossons former coach during his high school career. Crosson wore the number 5 on his baseball jerseys. Many former friends and previous team mates now wear the number 5 on their jerseys and some have Crossons initials LCŽ written in a way that shows a 5 in a bit of an optical illusion. I want everyone who has a jersey with the number 5 on it to wear it,Ž Crossons grandmother Janet Hardy said. We would like to see all of his friends that used to play with Lane show up. I want to see the players that still play with his number on their jerseys.Ž Hardy said she has a special announcement that she cannot wait to share with everyone at the game. She is expecting a good attendance. He was such a great kid; everyone loved him,Ž Hardy said. He is missed by so many people.ŽGAMEFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOLane Crosson is seen here pitching for the Avon Park Red Devils. wooden ”ooring thats just as old, from a torn-down, 130-year-old building in Tennessee. Even the new baseboards were designed to replicate the originals. Why not go the extra mile?Ž Quintela said. The once wide-open factory ”oors are now sectioned into 38 apartments, each from 600 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Renters will be sought in the coming weeks. Hillsborough County Property Appraiser records list the 2014 sales price for the factory at $780,000. Quintela wouldnt reveal how much the partners have invested in the restoration, saying only, It was worth it. Were preserving history.Ž Property appraisers records say the factory was built in 1885, but thats wrong, said Tampa Bay History Center curator Rodney Kite-Powell. The “rst Ybor City cigar factory was built of brick, in 1886, Kite-Powell said. The “rst mention he found of the wooden factory is an 1899 Sandborn map „ part of a series of street plans dating to the mid-1800s. Most cigar factories from that era were wooden, not brick, Kite-Powell said, but they didnt survive like the brick ones did. Aside from the Oliva factory, only one other made of timber still stands „ the Salvador Rodriguez Co. at 402 22nd St. S. in Palmetto Beach. The building is a headquarters for Pilgrim Permocoat, manufacturers and distributors of adhesives. Those are the only glimpses we have left of that time,Ž Kite-Powell said. The Oliva building was “rst inhabited by the R. Monne & Bro. cigar company and developer. Quintela said Cuban freedom “ghter Jos Mart spoke there during his seventh of some 20 trips to Ybor City in the late 1800s to raise money for the island nations war of independence against Spain. Living here means you will live among history,Ž Quintela said. Over the years, the factory was used by other tobacco companies, including Lopez, Alvarez & Co. Some of them rolled their own line of cigars as well as cigars for others, including the Swann family „ namesake of the avenue that connects Bayshore and West Shore boulevards. A Home of Swann CigarsŽ sign was discovered under exterior siding on the Oliva building in 2015, though it was covered up again. Quintela said the developers soon will create a replica of it.YBORFROM PAGE 1 Broward County earlier this year. That prompted school of“cials and law enforcement in Highlands County and other Florida counties to evaluate whether their schools are ready to respond to a mass shooting. Dozens of Highlands County deputies and teachers participated in the scenario. Some Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission law enforcement of“cers also assisted. Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman said that the main purpose of the scenario was to bring awareness to people of the possibility of school shootings. But its also to look at responses and see if things need to be improved, he added. One twist in the school shooting was that the shooter was a female. Sgt. Kimberly Gunn portrayed the shooter. Gunn said that the darkness of some classrooms and that people were hiding presented a challenge. It was only after maneuvering her way around the school did she focus on taking people out,Ž she said. After shots were heard and reported, Highlands County dispatch called for deputies to respond. Those deputies, Blackman said, were not given access to the script for the scenario. Scott Dressel, public information of“cer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce, said that one twist in the scenario was that the shooter shot out locks on the doors, enabling her to enter rooms regardless of the doors being locked. Thats certainly a possibility authorities and school of“cials will talk about as they move forward in developing a plan, he said. Even after the shooter was killed, the scenario played out a bit longer because participants had to make sure that a second shooter wasnt present. Someone had said during the scenario that they thought a second shooter was present, Dressel said. Although that wasnt the case, none of the people taking part in it knew that there wasnt a second shooter,Ž he added. Jimmy Brinlow, a school resource of“cer, was the injured law enforcement of“cer. He was shot in the legs, he said. While school of“cials and law enforcement believe the scenario and the plan that will be developed as a result it will help a lot, Blackman said, preparing for an active shooter wont end with that. Its a never-ending process,Ž he said.DRILLFROM PAGE 1 KATARA SIMMONS/ CORRESPONDENTThis exercise in the unied command system for a school shooting helps train law enforcement for real life scenarios. turn right and then left again into several different medical practice of“ces. Widening the road to four lanes was going to compound the danger for left turns, so Howerton and Assistant County Engineer J.D. Langford eliminated them. Phase IIB, by the hospital, will close off left turns from U.S. 27 to DeSoto Road, plans show. People will be able to turn right and then turn around at a roundabout set at the northwest corner of the HRMC campus. Also, that will accommodate a rear entrance of the hospital with an expanded parking area. The current main entrance will stay, but only as a right-in, right-out only entrance, according to plans. South of the current main parking area, plans indicate that a green lawn will get transformed into retention ponds, needed to facilitate drainage and recharge area after adding the extra pavement. Sebring Parkway Phase IIA will install four lanes from Youth Care Lane to DeSoto Road, improving the signalized intersections there with extra stacking room for right and left turn lanes both on the Parkway and on the cross-streets. Other than that, Phase IIA will simply carry southward the road widening that exists between Kenilworth Boulevard and Youth Care Lane. Interestingly, its been 14 months since Howerton told Commissioner Jim Brooks at another meeting that he was hoping to have something to SWFWMD within a month. He said at the time that one of the challenges in building Phase IIA was the CSX Railroad crossing in the middle of that section. It had already been improved in anticipation of the four-lane section, but Howerton „ who had been hired the previous year „ said the county still needed to work closely with CSX. You know, weve got to work with the railroad on these things,Ž Howerton said last year. And thats kinda like pulling teeth.Ž Former Highlands News-Sun staff writer Gary Pinnell contributed to this report.PHASEFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSSebring Parkway Phase IIA will install four lanes from Youth Care Lane to DeSoto Road, improving the intersections there with extra stacking room for right and left turn lanes both on the Parkway and on the cross-streets. The Course is in GREAT Shape, with Overseeded Fairways!APRIL SPECIALS! Tee Time Hotline: 863-453-7555 EXPIRES 4/27/18$2800GOLFper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 4/27/18$2500GOLF AFTER 12PMper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 4/27/18$2500WEEKENDSper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 4/27/18$14009 HOLES ANYTIMEper person Incl. tax. 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Monday, April 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 29:Marcus Duraine Hankerson, 47, Sebring, charged with sex offender violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 30:Victoria Lynn Cox, 35, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Shevis Eugene Dennis, 41, Avon Park, on charges of battery and resisting an of“cer. Uriah Tobias Harris, 27, Avon Park, on charges of battery and kidnapping-false imprisonment. Ricky Lynn McVey, 46, Lake Placid, on charges of obstruction of justice and two charges of battery. Juancarlos Francisco Rivera, 28, Sebring, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 31:Troy Ethan Erway, 48, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Uwaezuoke Tyrone Hawthorne, 20, Lake Placid, on charges of resisting an of“cer, drug equipment possession and two charges of marijuana possession. Trey Damarcus Taver, 24, Avon Park, on charges of probation violation, cocaine possession and drug equipment possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 01:Theodore Theodore Gibbs, 24, Sebring, on charges of burglary, robbery and larceny. Jordan Ross Hinojosa, 32, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Michael Lamar Small, 35, Avon Park, on charges of battery, marijuana possession, cocaine possession, drug equipment possession and two charges of resisting an of“cer. Ladarius Mariuse Wooden, 24, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 02:John Michael Curry, 58, Springs, Colorado, on charges of drug equipment possession and drug possession. Alejandro Luis Rivera, 24, Plantation, charged with workers compensation fraud. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 03:James Tyrese Ancrum, 19, homeless, on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and grand theft auto. Kelvin Alberto Perez, 26, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Akeem Olajuwon Reed, 31, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 04:Rose Marie Carpenter, 44, Lake Placid, on charges of smuggling contraband, destroying evidence, drug possession and drug equipment possession. Lisa Jean Dakin, 55, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. Darien Lee Etheridge, 23, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Mark Allen Hull, 43, Sebring, charged with cruelty towards a child. Kerry Lee Kelly, 34, Lake Worth, charged with larceny. Rosario Ramero, 57, Lake Placid, charged with failure to appear. Darla Joanna Smith, 35, Lorida, on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 05: Julio Chavez, 30, Frostproof, on charges of larceny, drug equipment possession and drug possession. Charlie Lee Coleman, 38, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Johnathan Lee Ratliff, 32, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Javaris Deonte Sutton, 27, Frostproof, charged with probation violation. POLICE BLOTTER COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Chips Ahoy 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Ship, capt, crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Bar poker 5-7 p.m. 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Dart league 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Happy hour 5-8 p.m. April birthday party 5 p.m. bring a dish to share. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid $1.25 drafts all day. Poker 2 p.m. Ship, captain, crew 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Open menu noon-7 p.m. Pizza & pitcher $11. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Lunch served noon-5 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. Texas holdem 7 p.m. Darts 7 p.j.Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Pinochle 1 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., LAST Euchre 1 p.m., Chips Ahoy 4-6 p.m., Meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Public Bingo 6 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Bingo 1 p.m. Bar poker 5 p.m. Bake sale. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Ship, capt, crew 5-7 p.m. Taco Tuesday 3/$5, 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Bingo 12:30 p.m. Food. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Fish and shrimp 5-6:30 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Gary & Shirley 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Tailgate food 5:30-6:30 p.m. Darts 6:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Taco Tuesday. $2 margaritas. $6 beer pichers Ship, capt, crew 4 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Poker 2 p.m. Euchre 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. MiMis cafe taco night 5-7:30 p.m. Margarita special 5-7 p.m. Mingo Bingo with Jackpot 6 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Shuffleboard scrambles 9 a.m. Easy line dancing 5:30 p.m. Couples line dancing 6:30 p.m. Advanced line dancing 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Taco and full menu 5-7 p.m. Ship, Captain and Crew 6 p.m., Lora Patton 5-8 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Karaoke KJ 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Wild card bar poker 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring TH 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Happy hour 5-8 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 3 p.m. Washers 1 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Poker 2 p.m. Hotdogs $3 at 5:30 p.m. Ladies drinks BOGO 4-closing. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Bartender lunch Family dinner. open faced roast beef. bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Queen of hearts 8 p.m. Womens fun darts. Megasoundz. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Pool at noon. Happy hour 2-4. Lunch group 11:30 a.m. MiMis Cafe 5:30-8 p.m. LT 6-9 p.m. Moose games 8 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Woodcarving 8:30-11 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Pinochle 1 p.m. Ping pong 3:15 p.m. Intermediate line dancing 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Poker 1 p.m. Chips ahoy 4 p.m. Create a pizza. Pool 6 p.m. Darts 6:45 p.m. Free line dancing 7 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Happy hour all day. Sammys famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Thirsty Thursday all day. Ship, capt, crew 2-4 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Line dancing 6-8 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Bingo 1 p.m. Lunch 11:45-1:30 p.m. Bar poker 4 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Wings all day. Jackpot! p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Jackpot 8 p.m. Franke. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. Megasoundz. MiMis Cafe 5:30 p.m Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. FRIDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fish dinner, prime rib 5-7 p.m. Lee Allcorn 6-9 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Sons dinner country fried steak 4-6 p.m. Karaoke by Megasoundz. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Dennis & Wendy. Fish or shrimp dinner $6-$8 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Washers 1 p.m. Food. Queen of hearts 7 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Best pizza in town 5-7 p.m. Harley Archer 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Post dinner steak by the ounce $1 per ounce at 5:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Kitchen noon-3 p.m. Jody karaoke 7-10 p.m. Tiki bar opens 6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Texas holdem2 p.m. Double Density Rockers. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Pool at noon. happy hour 2-4 p.m .MiMis cafe fish platter. Rick Arnold 6-9 p.m. 50/50 8 pm. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Shuffleboard scrambles 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping Pong 3:15 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SATURDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Burgers 11:30 p.m. Chips ahoy 1 p.m. Texas holdem 1:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Bar poker 5-7 p.m. Wings & Things 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Corn hole tournament registration 10:30 a.m. Karaoke by Megasoundz 5-8 p.m.Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Good bye to our northern friends deck party 1-4 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Breakfast 8-11 a.m. $8 AYCE. Tailgate party 2-5 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Spitfire. Baby back ribs. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Poker 9 a.m. MiMis Cafe 5-8 p.m. George Duram & Gwen 6-9 p.m. Queen of hearts 9 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Woodcarving 8:30-11 a.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SUNDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 2-7 p.m. Chips ahoy 3-5 p.m. Allan Chamberlain 5-8 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Veterans survivor benefits seminar 1 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Sports package all day. Grub-O 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Pool tournament 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Burgers 5-6:30 p.m. Karaoke with Megasoundz 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Irenes burgers noon-2 p.m. Poker 1:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Breakfast 8-11 a.m. all you can eat $6. He said She said 3-7 p.m. Pork steaks. $2 bloody mary Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Moose legion burgers and dogs. Steak-O 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Celebration of life for Faye White noon-3 p.m. Megasoundz with Shirley 5-8 p.m. Losers pool drawing 7 pm. .Earls pitstop NASCAR Bristol 2 p.m Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Pinochle 1 p.m. Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. AVON PARK „ Avon Park Community Child Development Center asks Avon Park to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child, which runs from April 16-20. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Avon Park is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in childrens lives. All young children need and deserve high-quality early learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and Avon Park has a great opportunity to do our part to help young children,Ž said Tikia Lodge, executive director. Week of the Young Child is a time for Avon Park to recognize that early years are learning years for all young children.Ž Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is an opportunity for early childhood programs across the country, including child care and Head Start programs, preschools, and elementary schools, to hold activities to bring awareness to the needs of young children. Avon Park Community Child Development Center has 18 early childhood professionals working together to improve professional practice and working conditions in early childhood education, and to build public support for high-quality early childhood education programs. Week of the Young Child focuses on early learningSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN


A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comWritten citations is a jokeI got a big chuckle reading the Monday, April 2, biggest traf“c infraction article. I have long wondered about the lack of police presence along the whole US 27 corridor. But 887 total citations for speeding in the county is totally dumbfounding in a year. Take just Sebring; at every stoplight, the road looks like an airport runway with all the tire skid marks that should be the “rst clue about speed. Its 50 mph; very few are doing it. Then throw in the lane changes and U-turns, 80,000 semi-trucks and volume of vehicles. If Im doing 60 mph in the right lane through town on my motorcycle, Im not going to pass anyone. Its the responsibility of the state DOT to do traf“c studies where deaths occur to make changes where needed. There is also portable equipment available. But I would “rst suggest dropping the speed limit 10 mph and have a heavy presence of marked squads with of“cers inside them. There are also grant funds available for special programs. Speed is a problem in the whole state, I-4, I-75, I-95, etc. But I live down here in Lake Placid. Id like to see things get safer for everyone. I worked in the traf“c section of a police department on a motorcycle, traf“c enforcement and handling accidents. If I wanted to remain in that unit I was expected to issue citations and not just ride around for eight hours. There wasnt any quota, it was my job to help make the roads safe. But in a years run, I know I wrote more that 2,000 citations a year, thats just me. Not counting all the other of“cers on the police department. A portion of the “ne monies came back to the city and police department to help keep everything up to date and needed equipment and to hire more of“cers if needed. I dont think Florida does that. But please, slow it down; 20 mph over the posted limit isnt the norm. Or give me a couple court dates, a bunch of ticket books, a radar gun and Ill raise my right hand again and do it myself. Robert Wuytack Lake PlacidHelp with state projectDear People of the Great State of Florida, Hello! I am a fourthgrade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Florida as I work on my report. While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also like to get “rsthand knowledge from people who live in the state. This is why I am writing to you. I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some small items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, general information, this newspaper article, or any other items that you think would be useful. You can mail items to the address below by April 30 for our State Fair on May 18. I really appreciate your help and will do my very best to send a thank you note to each and every person who takes the time and makes the effort to help me with this project. Thank you in advance for your consideration.Anna Fletcher Mrs. Smiths Class Charlotte Latin School 9502 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28277 Boy, is narcissism getting out of hand with younger generations. San Diego State psychologist Jean Twenge examines the trend in two books: Generation MeŽ and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement.Ž Twenge says the self-esteem movement „ in which everybody gets a trophy „ has produced many me-centeredŽ young adults, whose opinions of their own skills and talents are often out of sync with reality. Why is this an issue? Because, says Psychology Today, true narcissists can only see things from their own perspective.Ž They are incapable of the civility and thoughtful deliberation a representative republic requires to address the many challenges ours is facing. Lucky for me, I grew up in the 70s when it was impossible to become self-centered. Unlike many modern parents, who often give their children unique names to demonstrate how specialŽ they are, I was given the biblical name Thomas, after my father. I never took myself too seriously, because thousands of other kids had names „ Bill, Bob, Tim, Joe „ just as common. Families were bigger in the 70s. Growing up as the only boy with “ve sisters was awfully humbling. When I was 12, Bobby Grebber, the neighborhood bully, began roughing me up. Well, I didnt have older brothers to teach me how to “ght; my sisters taught me. I looked Grebber dead in the eyes and said, You are sooooo immature! Get a life!Ž Even though I had “ve sisters, my father, always pinching pennies, made me wear hand-me-downs. It wasnt too bad most of the year, but Easter Sunday was unpleasant. Do you know how hard it is to outrun a bully with your pantyhose bunching up and your bonnet ”opping in the wind? We never experienced a self-esteem movement at St. Germaine Catholic School. The nuns didnt worry about making us feel good about ourselves. They focused on pounding values into us and making sure we mastered math, science, reading and writing. Any narcissistic tendencies were wacked out of us with a hard wooden ruler. I attended a public high school, where I was “nally able to attempt a little narcissism „ until my parents saw a slip in my grades. That resulted in a temporary loss of every privilege. No B grade or better meant no car, friends or the freedom to leave the house. I made it to Penn State University, where I gave narcissism a full go. It was there that I was introduced to my “rst love: Rolling Rock beer. By the time I was a junior, I had attained, to quote comedian Frank Nicotero, a 3.2Ž (blood-alcohol level). But my parents intervened and humbled me yet again. No B grade or better meant no more cash. Whats worse, my father, worried that my liberal-arts major would fail to land me a job, persuaded me to sign up for more practical courses. Im the only person ever to graduate from Penn State with a major in English and a minor in air conditioning and heating. In any event, unlike older generations which had little choice but to be humbled out of their narcissistic impulses, newer generations are getting too self-centered. Twenge tells NPR that millennials score higher on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory than prior generations. She says narcissism is evident in pop songs, which focus on the self, as well as in books that frequently use phrases such as I am specialŽ and all about me.Ž And obsessive use of social media, home of the sel“e,Ž certainly nurtures a narcissists worst tendencies. Perhaps parents should re-embrace some of the harsh child-rearing techniques of prior generations, so that we may reverse todays Narcissistic Personality Inventory scores. Because todays growing narcissism is hurting an entire generation of our children, which is not good for our country. Tom Purcell, author of Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood,Ž a humorous memoir available at, is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review humor columnist. Send comments to Tom at Tom@ & the Republic Me the People?They are following in Martins footsteps. Not just because they have marched, but also because of their devotion to a cause thats bigger than they are; their willingness to live their commitments „ and look past the haters. The young people of the newest gun-control movement are simply the latest iteration of Martin Luther Kings legacy of nonviolent protest, inspiring followers and rattling the powers that be. April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of Kings assassination, suddenly is not just a day on which the man is commemorated. Rather, it is a call to action. And in recent weeks and months, in our own backyard, weve seen that many havent had to wait for a specific date to get involved. In the past year, weve seen citizens put their commitment to what they see as a better America on display, and their credibility, reputations „ and security „ on the line. The womens marches, Colin Kaepernick, fearful immigrants. Most recently, students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have taken the trauma of the Feb. 14 shooting and distilled from their grief and anger the message: #NeverAgain. They have taken their fight against assault weapons in civilians hands to the streets and the halls of power. Two of those student leaders, Kai Koerber and Tyah Roberts, both 17, juniors and #MSDStrong, are the faces of such commitment. They talked to the Editorial Board on Tuesday about what theyve learned from King. We need to be peaceful and resilient in our message and showcase the struggle thats really happening,Ž said Roberts, who in addition to pushing for gun control, also wants African-American students at Stoneman Douglas to be safe in the face of massive police presence. But we need to make sure that we are doing it in a way that is ethical and a way that is right and that will really effect change.Ž Ultimately, #NeverAgain must reach the voting booth. Thats just what King set in motion to ensure that African Americans achieved what was promised them in the Bill of Rights. And like King, who faced down fire hoses, a stabbing, FBI surveillance and hostility from frightened whites and impatient blacks, students will have to work through the vitriol against them on social media, the lies and the mockery „ largely from adults. Again, like King, Roberts and Koerber know that their cause wont end with them: The things we do from now to the end of our lives,Ž Koerber said, is not our final resolve.Ž An editorial from the Miami Herald.Following in MLKs footstepsANOTHER VIEW YOUR VIEW Tom Purcell GUEST COLUMN Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor 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 863-3851954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director


Monday, April 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. The following is about a landmark in Bartow that some Heartland residents will remember. It was once a very popular place to visit. It was brought to my attention from one of the volunteers at the Avon Park Depot Museum that visited the Wonder House. Admission was 25 cents. It was and still is the Wonder House,Ž an enchanting 18-room, four-story mansion built in Bartow by Conrad Schuck and his “ve sons. It was to be their family home. It took 13 years to build. It was so interesting and unusual that it caught the attention of Ripleys Believe It Or NotŽ and gained national attention. It became a very popular tourist attraction from the 1930s to the 1960s long before Disney World and other major attractions came to central Florida. After building for over a decade and not completing the house, Schuck gave up and sold the house. His passion and determination had kept him going a lot longer than a couple of years. It was the DuCharme family that purchased the house and completed the construction. They made very few structural changes but did add central air and heat, enclosed a porch to be used for a breakfast room and remodeled several bathrooms. Who was Conrad Schuck? He was a builder. He was a poet and a philosopher and a dreamer. He was all of these, but most of all he was a dreamer,Ž wrote Lucy DuCharme after purchasing the house in 1964. The doctors told Schuck, a Pittsburgh building contractor and stone quarry dealer in the late 1920s, that his days on earth were numbered. So Schuck decided to take his wife and nine children and move to Bartow, Florida and use his architectural knowledge and his fortune, to build the house of his dreams and to avoid thinking of his impending death. When Schuck started the excavation for his dream house, he found that he was digging into bedrock. Undaunted, he decided to use the rocks to his advantage. A railroad line sold him a large number of steel rails as scrap material, and since in the 1920s good wood in Florida was scarce, Schuck decided to build his house of concrete over stone, reinforced with the steel rails. He took great pride in the fact that his house, with walls 18 inches thick at the ground level, was built almost entirely from the land it sat on except for the rails and imported tile. The ”oor plan of the house is designed in the shape of a cross with each room opening up to two porches. This plan provided a cross draft for each room and in the days before central air-conditioning, was a boom for summer comfort in Florida. Schuck designed the porches with hollow concrete columns to gather rain water from the roof. This was to give cooling insulation and to supply water for the planters from faucets in each column. Bits of glass and tile were worked into the concrete porches to add color. A third ”oor porch features an 8 x 10 foot “shpond. The tile used in the designs embedded on the ”oor and railings of this and other porches were imported from seven countries. The Wonder House, which was started by Conrad Schuck some 90 years ago, stands as a tribute to a man who dared to dream. The doctors were wrong. He lived to the age of 94. From: A handout to visitors at the Wonder House in 1964Ž by Lucy DuCharme. Wonder House--Bartow Elaine Levey can be reached at emlevey@ Wonder House-forgotten landmark in Bartow Elaine LeveyHISTORICALLY SPEAKING COURTESY PHOTOA 1954 postcard of Bartows Wonder HouseŽ from the Florida Memory State Library & Archives of Florida. Dogs are forever mans best friend, and with this comes many liberties that are not shared with other household pets. We take dogs to specialty parks, beaches and events. This is proof that dogs are given favorable treatment when compared to other domestic animals. After all, when was the last time you took your cat out to a cat park? Though dogs are given a multitude of special allowances, they are also prohibited from many public places. In fact, dogs are only allowed in speci“c dog-approved locations. This raises the question, should dogs be allowed in more public places? What are the bene“ts or cons of allowing dogs to attend public events or visit public locations? Dogs have been bred to serve human needs for centuries. They not only serve, but also protect. However, human needs to use dogs to accomplish goals have dwindled quickly, meaning that domestic dog breeds have not been able to evolve to remain necessary helpers in human lives and activities. Now, dogs are involved in our lives in very different ways. Many are family pets, or companions. And throughout the country many dogs are protectors of their homes, alerting their owners to potential threats „ or just a squirrel scampering through the backyard. Many dogs are still important as service animals. From helping the blind to diabetics, service animals are often allowed where pets are not usually. This includes restaurants or other public places where the human they are servicing will need their assistance. There are obvious reasons to not allow dogs into certain locations, including sanitation or liability. It has become the standard belief that it is better to exclude these animals from these places, to make sure no dog will create a mess or hurt someone. However, what are we to do with our dogs when we are out for a long time? They shouldnt have to stay in a kennel or in the backyard for hours at a time, wondering where you are or if you are coming back. This can be especially stressful for some dogs, including those with separation anxiety. This leads to destructive activities, which could also stem from boredom. Dogs are a part of our families, and they often enjoy traveling with us. What else do dogs do, other than explore? For this reason, I always try to bring my dog to events when I know I can. And if I am going out of town with my dog, I try to plan a point in the day where we will do something that is more dog oriented, so that I can give him some highlights in the day as well. I cannot say that it is the best idea to bring your dog with you everywhere, nor do I think that dogs should be allowed into public places like restaurants or schools. However, I do think that there should be more pet friendly stores and shops, for people who do like to travel with their dogs, or for dogs who have issues being separated from their owners. We need to be more dog-friendly ColumnistANNSLEY BOHMAN


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Monday, April 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 LOCAL SPORTSPorsche has strong showing at PrologueThe LMGTE Pro class saw the Porsche GT Team to the fore as they placed 1-2 after the Prologue test. The running saw “ve highly prestigious manufacturers continue preparations for one of the most anticipated LMGTE PRO title “ghts in recent years. Gianmaria Bruni, in the No.91 Porsche 911 RSR set a best of 1m51.332s on Friday evening. The Italians lap just eclipsed Kevin Estres best effort in the No.92 car as the German manufacturer logged a combined 638 laps. BMW set about endurance testing one of its all-new M8 GTE cars logging 682 laps with the No. 82 car BMW Team MTEK squad making good progress as they ready for debuting at Spa next month. Ferrari put more miles on its updated 488 GTE Evo model but saw drama with its No. 51 car when a fuel “re curtailed its test and limited running to just 64 laps. The No. 71 car ran untroubled. Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK ended the test third and fourth behind the Porsches, while Aston Martin conducted a pure endurance run with its No. 95 car. In LMGTE Am Porsche locked out the four fastest positions as the pair of Dempsey Proton 911 RSRs placed “rst and third sandwiching the Gulf Racing entry. New entrants Team Project 1 ended fourth while fellow WEC newcomers TF Sport took their Aston-Martin to “fth quickest. Teams now get set to head to Belgium for opening round of FIA WEC Super Season on May 5 „ the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN MARIUS HECKER PHOTOThe No. 92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR leads the No. 91 Porsche at the WEC Prologue at Circuit Paul Ricard. Before the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Santee Cooper began, there was a little saying going around that was the tipoff for an impending slugfest: Bring em big, or bust. Ronnie McCoy of Lamar, S.C., took that adage to heart. He brought them big the “rst day with 26 pounds, didnt bust the second day with 21-6 and then brought them the best the “nal day with 26-2. All totaled, McCoy wrangled 73 1/2 pounds of Santee Cooper bass to win the event by a 5-11 margin and pocket a total prize purse of $93,500. This is the fourth Costa event Ive “shed on this lake trying to make this happen,Ž McCoy says. The highest “nish I ever had was 19th. So to “nally win one of these on this lake in front of my friends and family is a true blessing.Ž McCoys journey to the winners circle involved getting the best out of two of Santees primary patterns during the week: the bass spawn and the shad spawn. On Tuesday of practice, McCoy launched his boat in the upper portion of Lake Marion and immediately noticed a shad spawn occurring on a primary point with cypress trees. Two bites told him all he needed to know about that pattern, and he spent the rest of practice looking for more spawning shad and bedding bass. When day one of the tournament dawned, he decided his best bet for getting the event started off on the right foot was to go secure a limit on the shad spawn “rst. After securing a quick limit of about 15 pounds, he checked some of the beds he had found in practice to hunt for “sh that could help him upgrade. But by the time he made it down the lake to Potato Creek to sight-“sh, most of his “sh had either abandoned the beds or had already been picked off. So after that, I just went looking for new “sh,Ž McCoy recalls. I was trolling along throwing a frog and looking when I looked down and saw two huge bass on a deep bed. I made a ”ip into the bed with a Zoom Roadkill Craw in green pumpkin, and the biggest one bit on the very “rst ”ip.Ž That bass weighed in at 9-9 and took McCoy wins FLW eventSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN MCCOY MCCOY | 10LAKE PLACID „ The Lake Placid track and “eld athletes made sure their last home meet of the season was a successful one as they swept county rival Avon Park in Thursdays meet. The Green Dragons won the boys competition with 82 points, while the Red Devils totaled 58. In the girls competition, Lake Placid “nished “rst with 72 and Avon Park had 64. We had a good day and it was great to win our last home meet,Ž said Lake Placid assistant track coach Scott Morgan. Weve had a solid season and we are looking forward to the district track meet coming up.Ž Lake Placids Kyle Yates had a strong day by winning the 300-meter hurdles in 50.23 and he also won the 110-meter hurdles in 19.71. The versatile Green Dragon athlete placed second in the high jump by clearing 1.57 meters, while Lake Placids Devin Jackson won the high jump with an effort of 1.63 meters. Lake Placids Cade Simmons soared to “rst place in the long jump with a leap of 5.79 meters, while Green Dragon Niquan Allen placed second at 5.61 and teammate Josh Martin was third at 5.33. Martin won the triple jump with an effort of 11.38 meters, while Avon Parks Jacob Bennett came in second at 10.85. Lake Placids DeShawn Velez won the discus event with a toss of 37.64 meters, teammate Conner Diefendorf placed second at 33.69 and Avon Parks Dahquan Braswell came in third place at 33.36. Braswell won the shot put competition with a distance of 13.02 meters, Diefendorf was second at 12.09 and Red Devil Rashaad Graham came in third place at 11.53. Green Dragons William Schnedel and Gabriel Swenson tied for “rst in the pole vault by clearing 2.90 meters. Avon Park senior speedster Thurlow Wilkins won the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.29, while Lake Placids Jackson was second at 11.75. Red Devil junior Dylan Branch cruised to “rst place in the 800 meters in Dragons run past DevilsBy MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITERLake Placid sweeps Avon Park in track meet MARK PINSON/STAFFLake Placid junior Kyle Yates won the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles and placed second in the high jump to help the Green Dragons sweep Thursdays track and eld meet against Avon Park.FILE PHOTOAvon Parks Dahquan Braswell won the shot put event during Thursdays meet against Lake Placid. TRACK | 10 Newgarden rallies for victoryDefending IndyCar champion grabs victory in the desertAVONDALE, Arizona „ Armed with a fresh set of tires, Josef Newgarden charged from fourth place in the last seven laps to win the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix going away. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion beat rookie Robert Wickens by 2.9946 seconds on the ISM Raceway 1.022-mile oval to collect his eighth career victory. Newgarden, in the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, was in “rst place and among eight lead-lap drivers who made a pit stop for a new set of Firestone tires during the races second caution period when Ed Jones hit the Turn 4 SAFER Barrier on Lap 229 of 250. Wickens, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate James Hinchcliffe and Andretti Autosports Alexander Rossi elected not to pit and led the “eld on the Lap 243 restart. Taking the restart in fourth place, Newgarden immediately roared past Rossi and Hinchcliffe on the outside through Turns 1 and 2 before setting his sights on race leader Wickens. On Lap 247, Newgarden BY MARK ROBINSONINDYCAR CHRIS JONES/INDYCAR PHOTOJosef Newgarden in Victory Lane.CHAMPION | 10


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 2018 2:13.67, while Avon Parks Antonio Grant placed second in 2:19.63. The talented Branch also won the 1600 meters in 4:54.75, and he capped off a banner day by winning the 3200 meters in 11:32.97. Lake Placids Trace Goins came in second in the 3200 in 12:21.44. Avon Park senior Montrae Braswell won the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.53, while Red Devil senior JJ Rooks placed second in 24.01 and Green Dragon Tahj Williams came in third in 24.36. Lake Placids Brandon Monroy, Jackson, Simmons and Martin combined to win the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:58.30. Simmons won the 400-meter dash in 56.13, while Avon Parks Grant came in second at 57.52 and Green Dragon Martin was third in 57.76. In the girls competition, Lake Placids Raeley Matthews won the shot put event with a toss of 8.87 meters, while Green Dragon Alondra Torres was second at 7.04. Matthews nished rst in the triple jump with a leap of 8.40 meters, while Avon Parks Abigail Smith placed second at 7.42. Red Devil Jessica Eugenio-Hernandez won the discus event with a throw of 19.28 meters and Matthews placed second at 19.13. The talented Matthews won the long jump with a leap of 4.31 meters and Green Dragon Ashley Engle was second at 4.22. Avon Parks Alexis Sboto won the pole vault event by clearing 1.83 meters and Lake Placids Laura Periera placed second at 1.68. Green Dragon Denni Sanders won the high jump by clearing 1.32, while Avon Parks Smith was second at 1.27. Red Devil Nadaline Santana won the 100-meter dash in 13.69 and Green Dragon Faith Thompson was second in 13.82. Santana won the 200 meters in 28.16 and Thompson was second in 29.28. Avon Park sophomore Emily Vargas won the 800 meters in 3:06.00, while Lake Placids Giselle Gonzalez was second at 3:31.74. Vargas won the 1600 meters in 5:42.31, and she completed the hat trick by winning the 3200 in 12:49.09. Red Devil Adrianna Hernandez nished rst in the 400 meters in 1:09.81 and Lake Placids Engle was second in 1:13.49. Hernandez teamed up with Amy Schlosser, Kirsten Oca and Julianna King to win the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:47.65, while Lake Placids Anna Wheeler, Sanders, Engle and Maggie Piemonte placed second at 4:52.74. Wheeler nished rst in 300-meter hurdles in 57.21 and Sanders was second in 57.75. Avon Parks Isabele Hernandez won the 100-meter hurdles in 23.63, while Lake Placids Kileigh Howell came in second place with a time of 24.35. Lake Placid and Avon Park will compete in their district meet on Thursday at Cypress Creek High School in Wesley Chapel.TRACKFROM PAGE 9 FILE PHOTOLake Placid sophomore Kileigh Howell nished second in the 100-meter hurdles and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in Thursdays track meet. the Big Bass honors on day one. After I settled myself down, I stood up, looked down and the other big one was lying right there in the bed. Three ips later I caught her. That bass weighed an estimated 7 pounds. A little while later McCoy caught another 6-pounder off a bed and ended up culling out all of his shad spawn sh with bedding sh to the tune of 26 pounds to start the event in third place. His day-two shad spawn pattern was strong enough to keep him from dipping below the 20-pound mark for the day. McCoy was the only pro to bring 20-plus pounds all three days. He entered day three just A pound behind the leader, Daniel Howell. If he was going to catch Howell on the nal day, McCoy knew the shad spawn bite was going to have to light his way into victory lane. With just 10 boats in the eld and an earlier takeoff time on the nal day, McCoy arrived to his spot earlier than he had all week. Weather was also playing to his favor as clouds and a perfect breeze graced his best cypress tree point. Within 90 minutes this morning, McCoy sacked up 20 pounds. By weighin time, he had amassed his best limit of the week, 26-2.MCCOYFROM PAGE 9 again took the high line into Turn 1 and maneuvered past Wickens, driver of the No. 6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda. Rossi, in the No. 27 MilitaryToMotorsports. com Honda, nished third. The team did such a good job, Newgarden said. The car was good, the strategy was better, the pit stops were the best. Im really proud of them and what they did. I think they deserved the win tonight. With the win, Newgarden also took the championship lead after two of 17 races. The seventh-year INDYCAR driver has 77 points, ve more than Rossi and seven ahead of Sebastien Bourdais, winner of the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The victory was the 198th for Team Penske, the most of any team in Indy car history. Appropriately with tires playing a pivotal role, it was also win No. 500 for Bridgestone Americas since its 1995 return to Indy car racing with its Firestone and Bridgestone brands. I think we were a top-ve car tonight, for sure, Newgarden said. But I struggled a little bit with the balance, so it was difcult for me to force the issue until we got to the end when I had a tire advantage. I knew I could force the issue. I kind of bided my time for that. I was trying to be calm tonight and make it to the nish. Newgardens winning speed of 147.395 mph set a record for a race at ISM Raceway, as well as the number of lead changes (12) and drivers who led (nine). The race was slowed by just two caution periods, for single-car incidents involving rookie Pietro Fittipaldi (Lap 41) and Jones (Lap 229). 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CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDE SECTION B Monday, April 9, 2018 When I think of acrylic, my mind goes to nail salons where they apply hard acrylic to your “ngernailsƒit doesnt go to coffee or potato chips! But this compound is, in fact, almost always present in coffee and potato chips, as well as many other foods such as cereal, French fries, peanut butterƒ even prune juice. Acrylamide levels are higher in things that are fried like French fries. Just like frying, toasting can produce acrylamide, thats why dark toast is worse for you than light toast, as are well-down has browns, versus lightly browned onesƒ basically the darker (more cooked) areas on your food tend to have more acrylamide. Coffee is high in acrylamide and thats why coffee shops are facing scrutiny now. Id like a Vanilla Latte, double-shot, extra whipped cream, no acrylamide. Starbucks and other big-name cafes are under “re. You see, acrylamide is a compound known to the FDA as a possibleŽ carcinogen. To be fair, the carcinogenic potential of dietary-related acrylamide from foods and beverages is actually unknown. Natural coffee beans dont have acrylamide, it happens during the re“nement process. When coffee growers roast their coffee beans, the acrylamide content goes up to a certain degree. Then coffee houses prepare beverages for us (the consumer) and we drink it. Does that mean were drinking acrylamide? In recent breaking news, Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle has just ruled that coffee companies like Starbucks, Peets and others will have to carry the cancer warning label in the state of California. I am con“dent this cancer-causing acrylamide problem wont even impact their salesƒnot even a dollar! Coffee lovers arent going to run because we, as a nation, are fairly desensitized to toxins by now. Nobody cares if meat contains 28 different ingredients, aside from meat. Nobody cares if blueberry cereal doesnt have real blueberries in it, but rather purple goo. Nobody cares if French fries are fried in disgusting oil. These are the foods that are the highest in acrylamide, so youll want to avoid or minimize these: French fries and potato chips Grains like pasta Breakfast cereal Darkly toasted bread or bagels Certain cookies Lightly roasted coffee beans Peanut, almond or sun”ower butter Thats just the main foods. There are others which I can share in my extended version of this article. Ive written a much more comprehensive article about this, including more about why the foods above are high in acrylamide and what you can substitute. Ive also offered a list of foods and supplements that offset the damage done by acrylamide. To get all of this, its simple. Just sign up for my free newsletter at and Ill email it to you on Tuesday. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.Judge rules coffee shops must display cancer warning Dear PharmacistSUZY COHEN When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills as well: Dad, you should be on these vitamins, because every cardiologist is taking them or putting their patients on (them),Ž recalled Gulati, now chief of cardiology for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. But just a few years later, she found herself reversing course, after rigorous clinical trials found neither vitamin E nor folic acid supplements did anything to protect the heart. Even worse, studies linked high-dose vitamin E to a higher risk of heart failure, prostate cancer and death from any cause. You might want to stop taking (these),Ž Gulati told her father.Older Americans are hooked on vitaminsKAISER HEALTH NEWS (TNS)Despite scarce evidence they workI faithfully chewed those calcium supplements, and then a study said they didnt do any good at all, its hard to know whats effective and whats not.Ž„Charlsa Bentley From Austin, Texas VITAMIN | 6 Many women dread morning sickness and the disruption it makes in their personal and work lives, but they are fearful of taking medications that may harm their babies. What medications, supplements or diets will calm the stomach and keep that tiny baby safe? Ginger is often touted as a great cure for nausea, and people often drink ginger ale when their stomachs are upset, but is ginger safe to use during pregnancy? Yes, ginger is great for nausea,Ž said Dr. Summer Khan, obstetrician at Grace and Heart OBGYN. In addition, Khan recommends eating foods high in Vitamin B6 to alleviate nausea and vomiting. Great sources of Vitamin B6 include forti“ed cereals, chickpeas, sun”ower seeds, lean “sh and lean meat. Along with their growing abdomens, women also experience a growing number of aches and pains during pregnancy. Ibuprofen, a common pain reliever, is not safe for pregnant women. According to Reyes, ARNP at Heartland Womens Health, Ibuprofen is contraindicated during pregnancy as it could harm the baby or cause problems during labor when taken close to term.Ž However, it is generally safe to take Tylenol, or acetaminophen, when pregnant, as long as it does not exceed the recommended dosage, and it is approved by the health care professional. Khan recommends a comprehensive plan to address pain that includes Tylenol, massage and ice packs. Highlands County has several massage parlors that specialize in massage for pregnant women. As for ice packs, gel ice packs or a bag of frozen peas provide more ”exibility in allowing the comforting cold to conform to aching body parts. Reyes, cautions, Pregnant women are urged to always consult their health care provider before taking any over-the-counter medication. Many Pregnancy and medicationsBy MELISSA MAINCORRESPONDENTWhat is safe to take?COURTESY PHOTOMany women dread morning sickness and the disruption it makes in their personal and work lives, but they are fearful of taking medications that may harm their babies. WHAT TO EAT WHEN PREGNANT:-Foods rich in Vitamin B6 -Sunflower seeds -Fortified cereals -Oatmeal -Chickpeas (hummus) -Lean fish such as tuna or salmon -Lean meat such as beef, poultry or pork -Potatoes, white and sweet -Avocados -Plantains MELISSA MAIN/ CORRESPONDENTTylenol or acetaminophen may be taken during pregnancy, but pregnant women should not exceed the daily recommended dosage. They should also consult with their health care providers before taking any overthe-counter medications.PREGNANT | 10 There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. Diabetes can develop when the body cant properly use insulin to turn food into energy. Being overweight at any age raises the chances of the most common form, Type 2. But its not known whether or how much that risk is reduced if people lose weight, and when. This study seems to Getting kids to a good weight by 13 may help avoid diabetesBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOThis Tuesday, April 3 photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research released on Wednesday, April 4 suggests theres a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found. WEIGHT | 7 2 0 1 8 0 4 0 9 s e b 0 1 p d f 1 0 8 A p r 1 8 1 5 : 5 7 : 4 0


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 2018 7 ways to get a workout at workIts no secret that Americans need to move more. Yet our jobs often require us to sit for eight to 10 hours a day … at home, the of“ce or behind the wheel … often getting up only for lunch and trips to the bathroom. And that can be hazardous to your health. Theres a strong link between a sedentary lifestyle and the risk of death. It also increases the risk of adverse health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer,Ž said Qaiser Mukhtar, a health scientist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thats why physical activity is so important.Ž To lower risk of heart attack and stroke, for example, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, per week. While that might sound like a lot, it works out to only 30 minutes a day for a “ve-day work week. The good news for of“ce workers who may have dif“culty blocking out even a half hour for exercise is, you dont have to get those 30 minutes all at once. Bouts of even less than 10 minutes at a time are bene“cial,Ž said Dr. Michael V. McConnell, head of Cardiovascular Health Innovations at Verily Life Sciences. So just in time for Move More Month in April, here are some easy, even fun ways to stay active at work: €No one ever said meetings had to be held sitting down. Take a walking meeting instead. Youll exercise your heart, get the blood ”owing, and may come back to the of“ce with some outof-the-box ideas. €Find a walking buddy to join you during your lunch hour or scheduled breaks. €Face-to-face conversations are often more productive than phone calls, emails or texts. So the next time you want to communicate with a coworker, get up and walk to their desk instead. €You already walk down three ”ights of stairs and up two? Good. Now increase your physical activity by using a restroom on another ”oor or getting off the elevator a ”oor or two below yours and taking the stairs the rest of the way. And no one says you have to use the copier, printer or waste bin closest to your desk. €Water cooler talk is “ne, but water cooler stretches and squats are even better. Harvard epidemiology professor Kaumudi Joshipura has a whole movement called VMove dedicated to helping people move more anytime, anywhere and without needing any special gear or attire. For example, dont just sit there while talking on the phone. Stand up and march in place, do squats or swing your arms instead. Take brief breaks to stand and move during long sedentary meetings. Do ankle circles and ”exes while sitting or lift your legs and hold them up for “ve seconds. And dont forget your wrists, arms and neck. They also need to be stretched after long hours at the keyboard. €Consider taking public transportation to work. Youll probably have to walk farther going to and from the bus or subway stop then to your parked car. And you may save money, too. €Healthier workers are more productive, take fewer sick days and have lower health care costs. So join your companys employee wellness committee (or start one if you have to) to make it easier to exercise during the work day. Consider these steps: 1. Flexible work schedules so you have more time to exercise before or after work when its still light out. 2. Schedule meetings to end “ve minutes early to encourage people to get up and move around. 3. Make standing or walking desks available to those who want one. 4. The latest in employee bene“ts: paid time to exercise. If you have questions or comments about this story, please email AMERICAN HEART ASSO-CIATION NEWS COURTESY PHOTO/ MCCThere are many ways to squeeze in a workout at work. WASHINGTON (AP) „ Consumers getting “nancial assistance under former President Barack Obamas health care law will pay lower premiums this year, even though the list priceŽ for their health insurance shot up. That odd result is re”ected in a report issued Tuesday by the Trump administration. After federal aid, the average monthly premium paid by subsidized customers on HealthCare. gov is dropping to $89 from last years $106. Thats a 16 percent savings even though the list priceŽ premium went up about 30 percent, now averaging $639 for those subsidized customers. The bottom line is counterintuitive, but it shows how ObamacareŽ subsidies cushion consumers from rising premiums. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says more affordable health care options are needed for people who arent eligible for the Affordable Care Acts income-based “nancial assistance. But independent analysts say a big part of this years premium increases is due to actions by the Trump administration, including the cancellation of major payments to insurers. Insurers jacked up premiums to make up for the loss of federal dollars to cover discounted copays and deductibles that the companies were required to provide to low-income customers. Congressional authorization of the payments was under a legal cloud, and President Donald Trump pulled the plug. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 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 The S ebring Airport Authority 20 1 6 2017 fiscal year-end audit is now available for review and inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. … 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at its offices at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870. April 9, 2018 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! The S ebring Regional Airport & Industrial Park Community Redevelopment Agency has filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 with the Clerk of Courts, Highlands County, Florida as required by Section 218.32, Florida Statutes. The Annual Financial Report is available for viewing at the Sebring Airport Aut hority office located at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 or at th e Highlands County Clerk of Courts office, 600 South Commerce Street, Sebring, FL 33870 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. April 9, 2018 NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18000083GCAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSETB ACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-ABCI, Plaintiff, vs. ISMAEL MARTINEZ; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Ismael Martinez Unknown Spouse of Ismael Martinez Last Known Residence: 2112 Colmar Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an act ion to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK 4, OF ALTAMONT PLACE ADDITION NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT T HEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 45. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge [ Pite, LLP, Plaintiff's attorney, at 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL 33445, on or before May 9, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service o n Plaintiff's attorney or immediately t hereafter; otherwise a default will be e ntered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on April 3, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Court of Highlands County By: /s/ Brenda Jimenez As Deputy Clerk 1090-233B April 9, 16, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CA 000053 Y ANAPUMA, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Plaintiff, vs. LOURDES PINEDO, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION; CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY TO: Lourdes Pinedo, 15421 S W 80th Street, Apt 206 Miami, FL 33193 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Highlands County: Lot 13, in Block 123 and Lot 21, in Block 120 of LEISURE LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Pages 25 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida and Lot 14, Block 123, Leisure Lakes Section 11, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 25 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq., Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of first Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintifffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against y ou and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Default Date: May 11, 2018 DATED on March 27, 2018 ROBERT W GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance DEPUTY CLERK April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-102 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD ALLEN HANSEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALD ALLEN HANSEN, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The name s and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is the 2nd day of April, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Beryll L. Hansen 114 Oak Grove Street Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Pamela Karlson Pamela T. Karlson, J.D., B.C.S., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0017957 KARLSON LAW GROUP, P.A. 301 Dal Hall Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863)465-6022 E-Mail: April 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000735 SUNWEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SOTO, JOSEFA, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000735 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein S UNWEST MORT GAGE COMPANY, INC., is Plaintiff, and SOTO, JOSEFA, et al are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11:00 A.M., on the 24th day of April, 2018, the following described proper ty: LOT 8, BLOCK 181, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pedens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 8th day of February, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court A dministrator, 255 N. Broadway A venue, Bartow, Florida, 33830, 863534-4686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appeara nce is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 34407.0645/SF April 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 17-510 GCS HARBOR COMMUNITY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, successor by merger to HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. HENGY, if living including any unknown spouse of said Defendant(s), if remarried, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, gr antees, assignees, credi tors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final judgment of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands CounNOTICE OFSALE30 ty, Fl or id a, I w ill se ll t h e property s i tuated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The Property: a/k/a 237/239 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870 Lot 13, Less the South 25.00 feet, Block 48, Town of Sebring, as per plat recorded in Transcript Book, Page 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori da. Parcel I.D. S-29-34-29-070-0480 0130 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 25th day of April, 2018. SIGNED this 8th day of March, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance Deputy Clerk I f you are a person with a disabilit y who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Cour t Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of publication o f this Notice of Sale; if y ou are hearin g or voice impaired, call TDD (941) 5347777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770. 10-4502-074 April 9, 16, 2018 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : M ac kli n Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure o f Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 4/20/2018 at 8:00 AM at 1002 W Cornell St, Avon Park, FL 33825 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Macklin Transport res erves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2GNALCEK7H1532571 2017 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT April 9, 2018 AdvertiseToday! 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 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 NEW Dblwide, Hammock Est.~2/2, Many Upgrades in 55+ (no pets). Low mo. rate Make offer! Must see to appreciate! 910-512-2133 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 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 NEEDCASH? 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 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~ 1bd very nice; furn or unfurn, all util incl + cable. Wifi avail. Beautiful park like setting $550 863-991-4667 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 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 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 S e b r i ng~ L rg 1bd rm on L a k e; 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 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 1 parking spot in driveway, shared shed, 1 fixed pet allowed, AC in room. $525/mo. Text first to 630-222-6004 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 ARCADIA 55 acre parce l w / lake for rent or sale. Water, electric, and septic on site. Need your OWN 5th wheel or mobile home. $725/mo. or $299K Call 239-693-7270. GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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 OTR Driver Needed~ Clean MVR Min. 2 yrs experience. Run NE. Good pay. Ask for Roger 863-449-1368 Finish Dozer Operator Clean D/L a Must Great Benefits, Great Pay and Paid Time Off Call 863-453-9787


Monday, April 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 HELPWANTED2001 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. 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. WORKERS WANTED 35 workers needed for Gillmor Farms Inc. for commercial veg etable production from 05/21/18 to 10/15/18. One month experience necessary, workers will be paid $12.93 per hour. Job location is in Sandusky County OH. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanen t residence at the en d o f the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, t ools, equipment and supplies w ill be provided at no cost. W orkers interested can apply for this job at the State Work A gency, job order holding office at 2511 Countryside Dr., Fremont OH 43420 with job order 3593764 ADVERTISE! 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 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. 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 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. Looking for employment? Please visit for position postings. EA/EO. Vets Pref. (eligible career positions) 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. Classified=Sales S erv i ce T ec h n i c i an W ante d Small engine repair; lawn & gar den, full-time, some exp. needed Lake Placid 863-465-9641 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 SERVICES2005 A PLACE FOR MOM Th e nat i on  s l arges senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no olbigation. CALL 1855-836-8564. PROFESSIONAL2010 Busy Sebring law firm seeks real estate assistant and litigation assistant, experience required. Please send inquiries to MEDICAL2030 Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. Medical Billing Assistant Needed FT or PT for busy medical practice in Sebring. Great pay, PTO, health & disability insurance, 401K & other benefits. Email resumes to Full-TimeCNA/LPN/MAPositionAvailableElectronic Health Records & Cardiac Care preferred Call 863-386-9595 MEDICAL2030 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 Seeking Full-TimeRNElectronic Health Records and clinical experience in Cardiac Care preferred. Benefits Provided! Call 863-386-9595 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 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 Ment or, Avon Park Cluster, 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park. 863-453-0186 3000 NOTICES PERSONALS3020 M a k e a C onnect i on. R ea l P eople, Flirty Chat. Meet Singles right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it FREE. 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More than half of Americans take vitamin supplements, including 68 percent of those age 65 and older, according to a 2013 Gallup poll. Among older adults, 29 percent take four or more supplements of any kind, according to a Journal of Nutrition study published in 2017. Often, preliminary studies fuel irrational exuberance about a promising dietary supplement, leading millions of people to buy in to the trend. Many never stop. They continue even though more rigorous studies „ which can take many years to complete „ almost never “nd that vitamins prevent disease, and in some cases cause harm. The enthusiasm does tend to outpace the evidence,Ž said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Bostons Brigham and Womens Hospital. Theres no conclusive evidence that dietary supplements prevent chronic disease in the average American, Manson said. And while a handful of vitamin and mineral studies have had positive results, those “ndings havent been strong enough to recommend supplements to the general U.S. public, she said. The National Institutes of Health has spent more than $2.4 billion since 1999 studying vitamins and minerals. Yet for all the research weve done, we dont have much to show for it,Ž said Dr. Barnett Kramer, director of cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute. A big part of the problem, Kramer said, could be that much nutrition research has been based on faulty assumptions, including the notion that people need more vitamins and minerals than a typical diet provides; that megadoses are always safe; and that scientists can boil down the bene“ts of vegetables like broccoli into a daily pill. Vitamin-rich foods can cure diseases related to vitamin de“ciency. Oranges and limes were famously shown to prevent scurvy in vitamin-deprived 18th-century sailors. And research has long shown that populations that eat a lot of fruits and vegetables tend to be healthier than others. But when researchers tried to deliver the key ingredients of a healthy diet in a capsule, Kramer said, those efforts nearly always failed. Its possible that the chemicals in the fruits and vegetables on your plate work together in ways that scientists dont fully understand „ and which cant be replicated in a tablet, said Marjorie McCullough, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology for the American Cancer Society. More important, perhaps, is that most Americans get plenty of the essentials, anyway. Although the Western diet has a lot of problems „ too much sodium, sugar, saturated fat and calories, in general „ its not short on vitamins, said Alice Lichtenstein, a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. And although there are more than 90,000 dietary supplements from which to choose, federal health agencies and advisers still recommend that Americans meet their nutritional needs with food, especially fruits and vegetables. Also, American food is highly forti“ed „ with vitamin D in milk, iodine in salt, B vitamins in ”our, even calcium in some brands of orange juice. Without even realizing it, someone who eats a typical lunch or breakfast is essentially eating a multivitamin,Ž said journalist Catherine Price, author of Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food.Ž That can make studying vitamins even more complicated, Price said. Researchers may have trouble “nding a true control group, with no exposure to supplemental vitamins. If everyone in a study is consuming forti“ed food, vitamins may appear less effective. The body naturally regulates the levels of many nutrients, such as vitamin C and many B vitamins, Kramer said, by excreting what it doesnt need in urine. He added: Its hard to avoid getting the full range of vitamins.Ž Not all experts agree. Dr. Walter Willett, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says its reasonable to take a daily multivitamin for insurance.Ž Willett said that clinical trials underestimate supplements true bene“ts because they arent long enough, often lasting “ve to 10 years. It could take decades to notice a lower rate of cancer or heart disease in vitamin takers, he said. For Charlsa Bentley, 67, keeping up with the latest nutrition research can be frustrating. She stopped taking calcium, for example, after studies found it doesnt protect against bone fractures. Additional studies suggest that calcium supplements increase the risk of kidney stones and heart disease. I faithfully chewed those calcium supplements, and then a study said they didnt do any good at all,Ž said Bentley, from Austin, Texas. Its hard to know whats effective and whats not.ŽVITAMINFROM PAGE 1Babies do not develop regular sleep cycles until about six months of age. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, newborns may only sleep one or two hours at a time but still sleep roughly 16 hours per day. The AAP notes that newborn sleep occurs in stages and is divided about equally between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. The “rst stage of newborn sleep is characterized by drowsiness as babies begin to fall asleep. That drowsiness is followed by REM sleep, during which babies may twitch or jerk their arms or legs. During this stage, parents may notice their babies eyes moving under closed eyelids. In addition, a condition called normal periodic breathing of infancy,Ž in which babies breathing can be irregular and even stop for “ve to 10 seconds before starting again with rapid breathing that continues for 10 to 15 seconds, may occur. The rapid breathing during the REM stage will be followed by regular breathing until the cycle begins anew and repeats itself. The AAP advises parents that, during the pauses of normal periodic breathing of infancy, babies skin color does not change and parents need not be concerned. The third stage of newborn sleep is light sleep, a less active phase during which babies breathing becomes more regular. The fourth and “fth stages are deep nonREM sleep. During these stages, babies fall into a sleep that progressively deepens to a point where babies may be dif“cult to wake. 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B8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 9, 2018 The pollen is in full swing in the Heartland. With the pollen and the seasonal change come the onset of allergies. More people are experiencing allergy symptoms each year. Thirty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of children are now affected by allergens. (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America April 7, 2017). Being exposed to grass, change in temperature, humidity, mold and pollen may trigger seasonal allergies. You may get a runny nose or a consistent cough. Sneezing will probably be a part of your day. When you experience seasonal allergies it takes a toll on your senses. Your ears and your hearing can also be affected. Your ears may become itchy. Sometimes they may even swell. They may feel blocked up or full. If your allergies are severe you may experience dizziness or vertigo. Allergies may end up causing a conductive hearing loss. Allergens can make your immune system produce antibodies that produce histamine. 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The News Wire Monday, April 9, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER AMID TRADE FIGHT, TRUMP SAYS CHINA WILL DO THE RIGHT THINGSee page 2. AP PHOTOThis May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Was h. SPOKANE, Wash. „ Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nations nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s have inhaled or ingested radioactive particles in the past year, and even carried some of that radiation into their vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The incidents have prompted the federal government, along with state regulators, to halt the demolition of the sprawling Plutonium Finishing Plant until a safe plan can be developed. The contamination has also shaken con“dence in a massive cleanup of Hanford, the nations most polluted nuclear weapons production site. The work costs the federal treasury around $2 billion a year. Hanford is near the city of Richland, about 200 miles southeast of Seattle. This is a very disturbing set of incidents,Ž said Tom Carpenter, head of the Seattle-based watchdog group Hanford Challenge. The Energy Department, which owns Hanford, has launched an independent investigation into the spread of radiation at the plant. The investigation will be conducted by an agency of“ce that is not connected to work at Hanford. Radioactive particles are known to have contaminated 42 workers, which led to the shutdown of demolition, the agency has said. Carpenter said widespread worker contamination has been rare at Hanford in recent decades. Plutonium production ended in the 1980s and the site in 1989 switched its focus to cleanup of nuclear wastes. Its one of the more serious events to happen in the age of cleanup at Hanford,Ž Carpenter said. There have been other incidents, but none rose to the level of plutonium contamination of this many people and private vehicles and being found miles and miles away.Ž A union representing some Hanford workers said it was closely monitoring the situation. Weve got our eyes on (the Energy Department) and will do what weve got to do to keep workers safe,Ž said Paul Ruggles, vice-president of the Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council. Workers have the ability to Workers radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolitionBy NICHOLAS K. 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Page 2 The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 FINANCE / WEATHER TODAY / TONIGHTAreas of fog in the morning Mainly cloudy; fog lateHIGH 86 LOW 7225% chance of rain 25% chance of rainShowers and a heavier t-storm in the p.m.86 / 6465% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny and pleasant82 / 5725% chance of rain WEDNESDAYNice with plenty of sunshine86 / 620% chance of rain THURSDAYWarm with plenty of sun88 / 6815% chance of rain SATURDAYMostly sunny and warm88 / 6410% chance of rain FRIDAY 1 3 9 9 4 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 330-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE768392969086Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.02Ž Month to date 0.03Ž Normal month to date 0.61Ž Year to date 3.20Ž Normal year to date 8.12Ž Record 1.80Ž (1973) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.14Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. Trace Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.81Ž Year to date 2.12Ž Normal year to date 9.30Ž Record 1.80Ž (1973) High/Low 85/67 Normal High/Low 83/60 Record High 90 (2015) Record Low 38 (1971) High/Low 82/64 High/Low 82/70 Normal High/Low 80/60 Record High 89 (2003) Record Low 41 (1971)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/YearJan. 1.98 0.88 1.80 :/ Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 :/ Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 :/ Apr. 0.03 1.59 2.03 :/ May 2.74 2.50 :/ Jun. 14.79 8.92 :/ Jul. 9.02 8.22 :/ Aug. 13.12 8.01 :/ Sep. 12.46 6.84 :/ Oct. 2.54 2.93 :/ Nov. 0.44 1.91 :/ Dec. 1.04 1.78 :/ Year 3.20 60.36 50.74 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Tue.Apalachicola 78 64 c 69 54 sh Bradenton 82 73 pc 80 63 t Clearwater 81 71 pc 77 62 t Coral Springs 90 70 pc 89 70 pc Daytona Beach 83 66 pc 74 57 t Fort Lauderdale 88 72 s 87 70 pc Fort Myers 88 74 s 87 68 t Gainesville 78 62 t 67 51 t Jacksonville 76 55 t 63 50 t Key Largo 85 74 s 85 72 s Key West 85 76 s 85 75 s Lakeland 84 69 pc 78 60 t Melbourne 89 68 pc 82 62 t Miami 89 71 pc 87 69 pc Naples 87 73 s 87 69 pc Ocala 81 64 pc 70 51 t Okeechobee 87 67 pc 85 63 t Orlando 86 69 pc 79 59 t Panama City 77 59 c 69 54 sh Pensacola 77 60 c 74 52 pc Pompano Beach 88 72 pc 86 70 pc St. Augustine 76 58 t 66 54 t St. Petersburg 83 71 pc 79 61 t Sarasota 82 70 pc 81 59 t Tallahassee 77 58 c 67 49 sh Tampa 82 70 pc 78 59 t Vero Beach 88 70 pc 85 64 t West Palm Beach 88 69 pc 86 66 t 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 1:53p 6:00a 10:28p 5:18p Tue. 2:08p 6:57a 11:59p 6:49p Today 12:30p 4:16a 9:05p 3:34p Tue. 12:45p 5:13a 10:36p 5:05p Today 11:31a 3:07a 8:44p 2:11p Tue. 11:25a 3:58a 9:55p 3:24p Today 2:25p 6:29a 11:00p 5:47p Tue. 2:40p 7:26a --7:18p Today 10:45a 2:55a 7:20p 2:13p Tue. 11:00a 3:52a 8:51p 3:44p S 7-14 1-2 Light SW 8-16 1-3 LightFt. Myers 88/74 sun morning Punta Gorda 87/69 part cldy morning Sarasota 82/70 part cldy morning 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. 2018New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Last May 7 Today 3:08 a.m. 2:09 p.m. Tuesday 3:51 a.m. 3:02 p.m. Today 7:11 a.m. 7:50 p.m. Tuesday 7:10 a.m. 7:50 p.m. Today 1:27a 7:39a 1:51p 8:02p Tue. 2:11a 8:23a 2:35p 8:47p Wed. 2:54a 9:06a 3:17p 9:29p Monterrey 91/66 Chihuahua 87/54 Los Angeles 88/62 Washington 48/41 New York 47/37 Miami 89/71 Atlanta 61/48 Detroit 42/31 Houston 74/55 Kansas City 48/23 Chicago 41/30 Minneapolis 39/23 El Paso 85/57 Denver 56/33 Billings 52/31 San Francisco 71/54 Seattle 62/48 Toronto 38/25 Montreal 39/24 Winnipeg 33/20 Ottawa 39/25 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: 04/9/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 70 43 s 73 52 s Anchorage 47 39 c 49 36 pc Atlanta 61 48 r 67 44 pc Baltimore 45 37 c 56 34 pc Billings 52 31 pc 60 42 pc Birmingham 70 46 c 70 41 pc Boise 61 45 s 66 44 c Boston 46 34 pc 46 33 c Buffalo 40 26 c 41 30 sn Burlington, VT 41 28 pc 46 27 sn Charleston, WV 49 34 c 53 35 c Charlotte 55 40 c 66 45 pc Chicago 41 30 sn 46 36 pc Cincinnati 48 32 c 50 32 pc Cleveland 42 28 sn 45 31 sn Columbia, SC 57 45 sh 68 46 pc Columbus, OH 46 32 r 49 32 c Concord, NH 45 26 pc 48 25 c Dallas 70 48 c 73 53 s Denver 56 33 pc 70 46 pc Des Moines 42 27 c 53 40 pc Detroit 42 31 sf 47 31 pc Duluth 39 17 c 38 26 pc Fairbanks 44 25 s 45 28 pc Fargo 32 19 pc 39 24 pc Hartford 47 30 pc 48 27 r Helena 53 29 pc 56 37 c Honolulu 79 72 pc 81 72 pc Houston 74 55 c 78 52 pc Indianapolis 47 31 c 48 31 pc Jackson, MS 71 45 c 70 40 s Kansas City 48 23 pc 54 45 pc Knoxville 58 40 r 60 37 pc Las Vegas 83 60 s 90 68 s Los Angeles 88 62 s 82 60 s Louisville 58 38 c 56 35 pc Memphis 63 43 s 61 41 s Milwaukee 39 29 sn 45 36 pc Minneapolis 39 23 c 43 29 pc Montgomery 74 53 c 73 45 pc Nashville 63 39 pc 61 36 pc New Orleans 74 59 c 75 54 pc New York City 47 37 pc 48 38 r Norfolk, VA 52 44 c 57 42 pc Oklahoma City 64 36 s 67 49 pc Omaha 42 26 c 58 40 pc Philadelphia 48 37 c 53 37 r Phoenix 94 67 s 98 68 s Pittsburgh 42 26 sn 47 28 sh Portland, ME 43 30 pc 45 31 c Portland, OR 69 51 pc 60 46 r Providence 48 33 pc 47 31 c Raleigh 51 39 sh 64 41 pc Salt Lake City 61 43 s 73 55 pc St. Louis 51 35 pc 49 40 pc San Antonio 70 57 c 78 55 pc San Diego 77 61 s 77 60 s San Francisco 71 54 s 64 52 sh Seattle 62 48 pc 58 47 r Washington, DC 48 41 c 59 41 pc Amsterdam 65 53 pc 65 48 sh Baghdad 89 65 s 88 62 t Beijing 69 49 pc 75 48 s Berlin 70 51 pc 73 52 pc Buenos Aires 79 69 c 84 65 pc Cairo 79 60 s 80 63 s Calgary 43 27 c 44 28 c Cancun 87 75 pc 87 73 s Dublin 53 43 sh 48 44 c Edmonton 39 21 pc 39 22 c Halifax 35 25 pc 39 32 pc Kiev 67 45 s 69 48 pc London 55 48 sh 59 45 sh Madrid 48 43 sh 47 39 r Mexico City 80 56 pc 77 55 pc Montreal 39 24 c 45 26 pc Ottawa 39 25 pc 43 22 c Paris 60 48 sh 58 46 sh Regina 30 16 c 36 27 pc Rio de Janeiro 86 72 s 86 72 s Rome 62 50 r 65 50 pc St. Johns 44 24 c 38 24 pc San Juan 85 75 pc 85 76 sh Sydney 89 67 s 77 67 pc Tokyo 69 50 s 65 57 pc Toronto 38 25 c 42 26 sf Vancouver 56 46 pc 56 44 r Winnipeg 33 20 pc 39 23 cHigh ...................... 91 at Tamiami, FLLow ................ -24 at Stambaugh, MI(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)75On April 9, 1947, a tornado cut a 221-mile path through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The storm took 169 lives. Q: What percent of the earths water is drinkable?A: Only 1 percent. 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. 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I really hate debt, but being $3,000 in the hole is a lot better than being $15,000 in the hole. Then, you could turn around and quickly pay back the $3,000 you borrowed. Youd give the total amount owed to the bank, they would give you the title, and you would sign it over to the new owner. Hope this helps! „ DaveStop spending completely?Dear Dave, My mom and dad are following your advice, and they are working hard to get out of debt. I was wondering, is it okay to buy things while youre paying off the debt you already have? „ Leslie Dear Leslie, Im glad youre paying attention to the “nances around your house. Of course, there are some things you must have. We call these necessities.Ž Most things are not necessities, though. If your air conditioning breaks down, or you have car repairs, those are things you must spend money on to “x. Things like new furniture, vacations, and eating at restaurants are not necessities. Theyre things you might want, but theyre not necessary „ especially when youre trying to pay off debt. I always recommend people take a hard look at their priorities, and remember theres a difference between wanting something and needing something to survive. It can be hard, and it may mean everyone has to go without a few things they want for a while. But if your parents are serious about getting out of debt, theyll do it. And it really wont take all that long. Great question, Leslie! „ Dave Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on 585 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at and on Twitter at @Dav eRamsey.Getting rid of the carDave Ramsey WASHINGTON „ Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade barriers because it is the right thing to doŽ and that the economic superpowers can settle the con”ict that has rattled “nancial markets, consumers and businesses. But fostering more uncertainty, the presidents top economic advisers offered mixed messages Sunday as to the best approach with China, which has threatened to retaliate if Washington follows through with its proposed tariffs, even as Trump emphasized his bond with Chinese President Xi Jinping. President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade,Ž Trump wrote. China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do. Taxes will become Reciprocal & a deal will be made on Intellectual Property. Great future for both countries!Ž But Trump did not explain why, amid a week of economic saber-rattling between the two countries that shook global markets, he felt con“dent a deal could be made. The president made “xing the trade imbalance with China a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, where he frequently used incendiary language to describe how Beijing would rapeŽ the U.S. economically. But even as Trump cozied up to Xi and pressed China for help with derailing North Koreas nuclear ambitions, he has ratcheted up the economic pressure and threatened tariffs, a move opposed by many fellow Republicans. The Trump administration has said it is taking action as a crackdown on Chinas theft of U.S. intellectual property. The U.S. bought more than $500 billion in goods from China last year and now is planning or considering penalties on some $150 billion of those imports. The U.S. sold about $130 billion in goods to China in 2017 and faces a potentially devastating hit to its market there if China responds in kind. China has pledged to counterattack with great strengthŽ if Trump decides to follow through on his latest threat to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods „ after an earlier announcement that targeted $50 billion. Beijing also declared that the current rhetoric made negotiations impossible, even as the White House suggested that the tariff talk was a way to spur China to the bargaining table. The new White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said Sunday that a coalition of the willingŽ „ including Canada, much of Europe and Australia „ was being formed to pressure China and that the U.S. would demand that the World Trade Organization, an arbiter of trade disputes, be stricter on Beijing. And he said that although the U.S. hoped to avoid taking action, Trump was not bluf“ng.Ž This is a problem caused by China, not a problem caused by President Trump,Ž Kudlow said on Fox News Sunday.Ž But he also downplayed the tariff threat as part of the process,Ž suggested on CNN that the impact would be benignŽ and said he was hopeful that China would enter negotiations. Kudlow, who started his job a week ago after his predecessor, Gary Cohn, quit over the tariff plan, brushed aside the possibility of economic repercussions. I dont think theres any trade war in sight,Ž Kudlow told Fox.Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the right thingBy JONATHAN LEMIREASSOCIATED PRESS CHINATOPIX VIA APChinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east Chinas Shandong province, Sunday. 2 0 1 8 0 4 0 9 w i r e 0 2 p d f 1 0 8 A p r 1 8 2 2 : 2 8 : 4 5


The Sun /Monday, April 9, 2018 Page 3 WORLD BERLIN „ Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an extremist attack on Berlins half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event,Ž prosecutors and police wrote in a joint statement. Berlin police tweeted that six people were detained in cooperation with the citys prosecutors of“ce. The German daily Die Welt “rst reported that police foiled a plot to attack race spectators and participants with knives. The main suspect allegedly knew Anis Amri, a Tunisian who killed 12 people and injured dozens more when he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016, Die Welt reported. One of the apartments Berlin police raided before the race started Sunday was also searched after the Christmas market attack, the newspaper said. Special police forces detained four men in connection with the race plot, the paper said „ different from the six that police reported. Die Welt reported that the main suspect, who was not identi“ed, had prepared two knives to use in the attack. It also wrote that in one of the searched apartments, dogs trained to “nd explosives barked when they were taken into the dwellings basement. The local daily Tagesspiegel reported that the main suspect had been under observation for two weeks around the clock. After a foreign intelligence service tipped off German authorities that he was planning to attack the half-marathon, police raided apartments and two vehicles in the Charlottenburg and Neukoelln districts of the city. The half-marathon was being guarded by some 630 police of“cers, German news agency dpa reported.Police say 6 detained in foiled plot to attack Berlin raceBy KIRSTEN GRIESHABERASSOCIATED PRESS PAUL ZINKEN/DPA VIA APPolice guard during the half marathon run in Berlin, Sunday. Abbas says he wont return to Gaza unless Hamas cedes controlRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) „ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that unless he gets full control over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, including the groups weapons, he will not be responsible for what goes onŽ there. Abbas comments late Sunday dealt another blow to months of U.S.-backed Egyptian efforts to negotiate a deal that would sideline the Islamic militant Hamas and enable Abbas self-rule government to return to Gaza. Hamas seized Gaza from forces loyal to Abbas in 2007. Recent talks between Abbas and his rivals failed, mainly because Hamas refuses to disarm. This comes as tensions are rising on the Gaza-Israel border, with Hamas leading mass protests to try to break an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade. Abbas told leaders of his Fatah movement he has informed Egypt of his demands and is waiting to hear back.French PM: No backing down from reforms amid rail strikesPARIS (AP) „ French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says the government wont back down in the face of rail strikes that are crippling travel in France. Philippe said in an interview published by French newspaper Le Parisien as a new round of strikes began Sunday that he receives daily messages from supporters telling him to go the whole way and thats what were going to do.Ž Unions are planning periodic two-day strikes through June to try to counter the French governments plans to abolish a bene“ts system that allows train drivers and other workers to have jobs for life. Of“cials say one in “ve high-speed trains, one in three suburban trains and three of four trains with international service are expected to be operating on Monday. Periodic strikes also are hitting Air France.Macedonia: Main opposition party files no-confidence motionSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) „ Macedonias main opposition party has “led a non-con“dence motion that blames the left-wing government for crime, growing corruption and economic stagnation. Lawmakers are expected to debate the motion on Wednesday. Introduced by the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party on Sunday, the measure has little chance of winning approval in Macedonias 120-member parliament, where it and its allies control 53 seats. The conservatives motion accuses the coalition Cabinet of Prime minister Zoran Zaev of having no capacityŽ to run the country. It states: The government has wasted 10 months.... Pensioners, employees, farmers, social workers, young people and many others are complaining.Ž26,000 evacuated in west German town for WWII bomb removalBERLIN (AP) „ More than 26,000 people have been evacuated in the western German town of Paderborn so bomb specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb discovered during construction work. In addition to people leaving their homes, two hospitals, a university and several nursing homes had to be evacuated. Specialists defused the 1.8 ton heavy British bomb on Sunday, more than a week after it was found by construction workers in a garden, only 31 inches under the ground. The German news agency dpa reported that more than 1,000 “re“ghters, police and emergency personnel were involved in the evacuation. Even more than 70 years after the end of the war, bombs and other munitions still turn up regularly during construction work in Germany „ a testament to the ferocity of World War II. 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Page 4 The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 STATE-BY-STATE Her blonde hair tied back in a ponytail. Steam rising with every breath. Kaitlyn Kiely pushes a racing wheelchair lled with three 50pound bags of salt through the cold streets of Boston. She runs mostly, but she also walks. She has miles to go and a promise to keep. On Monday, Kiely will run all 26 miles of the Boston Marathon course„ one week early „ fullling a pledge she made to her boyfriend Matt Wetherbee last year after she ran the race for the rst time. Kiely, a 30-year-old graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan, N.J., promised Wetherbee that the two would run the race together … no mean feat, considering Wetherbee is paralyzed. Two years ago, one week before Wetherbee was to get on one knee to pop the big question, he suered a catastrophic accident. He fell head-rst into a gym wall while playing league basketball with friends, a freak accident that would leave him paralyzed from the shoulders down. So, every day, as she has done for months, Kiely lifts the bags of salt, places them into the threewheeled black and yellow racing chair and pushes on in preparation for the race. It has been too cold for Wetherbee to sit in the chair, so the 150 pounds of salt will have to do until race day. She pushes the chair and the salt, sometimes more than 15 miles and some days up Heartbreak Hill. Its more than just the name of the toughest uphill section of the Boston Marathon course for Kiely. Sometimes its about her and Wetherbee. People tell me Im crazy,Ž Kiely said. Im told Im the rst female to run the marathon route pushing an adult male. Im preparing.Ž On Monday, the couple, along with friends and strangers who have promised to join them, will kick o their race at 9 a.m. from Hopkington, where the ocial race will begin a week later. The race, Kiely said, is unnished business she must see to the end. So, as she pushes the 150 pounds of salt in the chair days before the event, she listens to music or digital books to be distracted. It doesnt always work. Some days, as she runs, her thoughts are on her boyfriend and their life before and after the accident. Kiely and Wetherbee did not qualify to run the ocial Boston Marathon on April 16. Unlike most races, runners must qualify to participate. The couple was told six duo teams, the maximum allowed, had already made the cut. Thats OK, Kiely said. If the Boston Athletic Association wont let us in, we will run it anyway,Ž she said. Cant stop us.ŽHIGHLIGHT: MASSACHUSETTSA loving push for a paralyzed boyfriendAlbina SportelliBergen Record USA TODAY NETWORK NEW JERSEY Kaitlyn Kiely pushes Matt Wetherbee as they train to run the Boston Marathon route.COURTESY OF KAITLYN KIELYALABAMAMontgomery: Gov. Kay Ivey will not attend two upcoming debates in the race for governor, drawing criticism from her rivals. ALASKAAnchorage: Ocials say a man was injured when a moose he kicked to get out of the way on a trail stomped his foot in return, KTVA-TV reports. ARIZONAClints Well: The C.C. Cragin Reservoir thats popular for kayaking and shing is closed because its level has dropped to 22%. ARKANSASLittle Rock: Another $10 million in federal funding will allow a full cleanup of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor site, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. CALIFORNIALos Angeles: The city Airport Commission has approved a nearly $5 billion contract to build an Automated People Mover to carry passengers, City News Ser vice says.COLORADODenver: State ocials say the Department of Transportation is back to 80% functionality after a computer virus forced its back-end operations oine, The Denver Post reports. CONNECTICUTStratford: Police say a school bus driver is charged with buying and selling heroin but that no children were aboard during the transactions.DELAWAREDover: Gov. John Carneys administration has announced an initiative aimed at helping at-risk children, spearheaded by his wife. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:A streetcar bridge thats the last of its kind still standing in Washington could be torn down, WTOP-FM reports. The Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is in danger of falling.FLORIDATallahassee: John Parker, a Democratic National Committee member, is resigning after criticism he used the phrase colored peopleŽ at a party meeting. GEORGIAAtlanta: A man who lost his job is suing his ex-boss for listening in on his conversation with his wife when he accidentally pocketdialedŽ his boss and talked about him.HAWAIIHonolulu: The Hawaii Tourism Authority has refused a $6 million oer from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to bring an event to the islands. IDAHOBoise: Fines paid by the Department of Energy to the state for missing a deadline to get radioactive liquid waste out of underground storage tanks have passed $3.5 million. ILLINOISNewton: Conservation ocers say ve federally protected American White Pelicans were shot dead in Newton Lake. INDIANARichmond: A monument honoring 41people killed by natural gas explosions that rocked this city was unveiled on the disasters 50th anniversary, The Palladium-Item reports. The names of the victims were read aloud. IOWACedar Rapids: A woman faces fraud charges for allegedly stealing $175,000 from her now-dead anc, a Navy SEAL, and his elderly mother. KANSASTopeka: Kansas is changing how it distributes vehicle license plates. Ocials say instead of keeping an inventory in stock at motor vehicle oces, plates will be printed on demand and sent to car owners. KENTUCKYLeitcheld: Republican state Sen. Stephen Meredith apologized and deleted his Twitter account after a tweet that appeared to criticize teachers. LOUISIANAPonchatoula: Authorities found seven ries, eight pistols and two shotguns plus thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home of a convicted felon whos banned from possessing rearms, The Advocate reports. MAINEPortland: State ocials say the number of tourists visiting Maine reached a ve-year high last year, but tourist spending barely increased by just 0.4%. MARYLANDBaltimore: The renovation of Baltimores Harborplace shopping center is nishing, three years after it was expected to end. MASSACHUSETTSFall River: A former treasurer for a union representing public employees in several communities pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from the union. MICHIGANSaginaw: The Rev. Robert DeLand, a Catholic priest who was charged in February with criminal sexual conduct, faces new charges. MINNESOTASt. Paul: Mzenga Wanyama, an Augsburg University professor who faces deportation to Kenya, says immigration ocials have given him 90 days to show he has a path to regain his legal status. MISSISSIPPILong Beach: Construction is underway to convert a building into student housing near the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, WLOX-TV says. MISSOURISpringeld: A faculty member at Evangel University died after suering a medical emergency while leading seven students on a spring break trip to Scotland, The Springeld News-Leader reports. Donna Trower w as 59. MONTANAHelena: Helena Industries that provides services for hundreds of state residents with disabilities says it will close Friday. NEBRASKAFriend: The cashstrapped Friend Community Healthcare System is seeking $800,000 in a bond issue to keep its Medicare funding and remain open, The Lincoln Journal Star reports.NEVADAReno: The Department of Transportation has awarded more than $6 million to improve bus service in Las Vegas, Carson City and at the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribal reservation. NEW HAMPSHIREWaterville Valley: The Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley ski resorts plan to stay open through at least April 15 due to strong snow conditions.NEW JERSEYTrenton: State lawmakers are working on a $300 million annual nancial rescue package for New Jerseys nuclear power industry. NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque: Documents show that a state lawmaker running for Congress failed to disclose that her real estate rm earned nearly $500,000 in state rent contracts. NEW YORKNew York: Police continue to search for two thieves who stole nearly $350,000 from a Bronx Target on March 26. NORTH CAROLINARaleigh: Nearly 23% of the states teachers used 10 or more non-consecutive sick days in the last school year. NORTH DAKOTABismarck: Ten people have applied for two seats that will open this summer on the state Board of Higher Education. The board oversees the 11public colleges and universities in North Dakota.OHIOToledo: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says General Motors didnt do enough after nooses and racist grati were discovered at its transmission plant in Toledo. OKLAHOMANewcastle: Authorities say a man hunting for mushrooms found skeletal human remains near the Oklahoma City line. An anthropologist with the state medical examiners oce is assisting with the investigation. OREGONPortland: Authorities are searching for a Yorkshire terrier puppy thats been missing since its owners car was stolen from a hospital parking garage, The Oregonian reports. The car was found abandoned at a shopping center two days later. PENNSYLVANIAAllentown: George Hopkins, longtime leader of a champion drum and bugle corps, The Cadets, resigned after reported allegations of sexual misconduct from nine women. He denied wrongdoing. RHODE ISLANDCoventry: Police have recovered a Chinese coin collection reported stolen seven years ago from Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.SOUTH CAROLINAColumbia: Ginger the girae gave birth to a healthy female calf at Riverbanks Zoo. The baby weighed 93 pounds and stood at 5 feet 7 inches at birth. SOUTH DAKOTARapid City: Some ranchers are complaining that data used to determine their eligibility for federal drought aid is inaccurate because it comes from weather stations too far away from their land, the Rapid City Journal reports. TENNESSEENashville: A resolution to change the Tennessee Constitution to say that God, not government, is the source of liberty for the states citizens is gaining momentum in the legislature. TEXASManseld: Authorities advised residents to stay at home after a re erupted at a chemical recycling plant near Fort Worth.There were no injury reports. UTAHOgden: Documents show that an evidence technician red in January acknowledged using methamphetamine seized in Weber County Sheris Oce investigations, The Standard-Examiner reports. VERMONTMontpelier: Lawmakers are considering legislation that would soften criminal penalties for the possession of heroin and other drugs. VIRGINIACharlottesville: Morgan Hopkins, arrested for exposing her breasts during Augusts white nationalist rally, has led a lawsuit against city police and arresting ocers, although her indecent exposure charge was dropped.WASHINGTONPort Angeles: City ocials have approved a measure banning plastic bags commonly used for carryout from stores, The Peninsula Daily News reports.WEST VIRGINIABeckley: The state Parkways Authority has given initial approval to a plan to double the tolls on the turnpike to $4. WISCONSINMadison: A plan to merge the University of Wisconsin Systems twoand four-year schools is challenging and likely wont be complete until the end of 2019.WYOMINGLaramie: The University of Wyoming enrolled more than 1,000 new transfer students, many from the states seven community colleges, for the fall 2017 semester. From sta and wire reports News from across the USA


The Sun /Monday, April 9, 2018 Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Monday, April 9 the 99th day of 2018. There are 266 days left in the year. Today in history On April 9, 1968 funeral services, private and public, were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. On this date In 1959 NASA presented its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, 91, died in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1977 Spains Communist Party was legalized by Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez. In 1983 the space shuttle Challenger ended its first mission with a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1988 pro-Iranian Shiite Muslim hijackers who had seized a Kuwait Airways jetliner on April 5 killed one of their hostages as the plane sat on the ground in Larnaca, Cyprus. In 1998 the National Prisoner of War Museum opened in Andersonville, Georgia, the site of the infamous Civil War prison camp. In 2003 jubilant Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Husseins regime, beheading a toppled statue of their longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad and embracing American troops as liberators. Todays birthdays Satirical songwriter and mathematician Tom Lehrer is 90. Naturalist Jim Fowler is 88. Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo is 85. Actress Michael Learned is 79. Country singer Margo Smith is 76. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 65. Actor Dennis Quaid is 64. Comedian Jimmy Tingle is 63. Country musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 59. Talk show host Joe Scarborough is 55. Actresssports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 54. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is 54. Bible verse Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?Ž „ Jeremiah 32:27. The obvious answer to that question is no. Give God your tough problem. Its not too hard for Him. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) „ The torso armor Russell Crowe wore for his Oscar-winning role in GladiatorŽ has eclipsed expectations at a Sydney auction, selling for 125,000 Australian dollars ($96,000). Sothebys Australia had estimated that the stunt cuirass worn in the 2000 blockbuster would fetch between AU$20,000 and AU$30,000. But much of the movie memorabilia auctioned Saturday by the Australia-based New Zealander as part of his divorce settlement exceeded expectations. A cheerful Crowe, who turned 54 on Saturday, made an appearance after a woman sang Happy Birthday and the crowd gave him three cheers immediately before Lot 31, a violin by Leandro Bislach, sold for AU$135,000. The violin was the most expensive sale in the early part of the night and is likely to bring the highest price of the auction.ODD NEWS Russell Crowes Gladiator armor sells for $96K at auction664-foot tower Saturday. Trumps family has an apartment on the top ”oors of the 58-story building, but he has spent little time in New York since taking of“ce. The headquarters of the Trump Organization is on the 26th ”oor. Nigro said “re“ghters and Secret Service members checked on the condition of Trumps apartment. About 200 “re“ghters and emergency medical service workers responded to the “re, he said. Some residents said they didnt get any noti“cation from building management to evacuate. Lalitha Masson, a 76-year-old resident, called it a very, very terrifying experience.Ž Masson told The New York Times that she did not receive any announcement about leaving, and that when she called the front desk no one answered. When I saw the television, I thought we were “nished,Ž said Masson, who lives on the 36th floor with her husband, Narinder, who is 79 and has Parkinsons disease. She said she started praying because she felt it was the end. I called my oldest son and said goodbye to him because the way it looked everything was falling out of the window, and it reminded me of 9/11,Ž Masson said.TOWERFROM PAGE 1 immediately shut a project down, and will not hesitate to do so if their safety is threatened, Ruggles said. Hanford of“cials issued a report in late March that said a total of 42 Hanford workers inhaled or ingested radioactive particles from demolition of the Plutonium Finishing Plant when they were exposed during contamination events in June and December of last year. Radioactive contamination was also found outside plant of“ces and inside two dozen vehicles, the report said. Seven workers homes were checked for radioactive contamination, with none found, the report said. The report concluded Hanford of“cials placed too much reliance on air-monitoring systems that failed to pick up the spread of radioactive particles. Managers of the private contractor performing the demolition work for the federal government were also caught between maintaining safety and trying to make progress toward project deadlines, according to the report. Risk escalated as walls of the plutonium plant were knocked down and the rubble was stored in piles. Fixatives sprayed on the rubble to keep radioactive particles from blowing away may not have been effective, the report said. In addition, the state Health Department found very small amounts of airborne radioactive contamination near Highway 240 in the past year that could have come from the plant demolition 10 miles away. The amounts of radiation that have escaped are considered too small by state experts to pose a health risk. All the contamination was found on lands that are closed to the public. Hanford was created during the Manhattan Project in World War II and made the plutonium for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, that effectively ended the war. The Plutonium Finishing Plant was constructed a few years later, and helped process most of the plutonium for the nations nuclear arsenal. The plant took liquid plutonium and shaped it into hockey puck-sized disks for use in nuclear warheads. Demolition on the plant began in late 2016. Carpenter complained that the Energy Department did not act quickly to contain the contamination after the June incident in which radioactive particles escaped and traces were found inside 31 workers. Eleven more workers were found to be contaminated after the December incident, which prompted the government to shut down demolition. Carpenter expected there would be more incidents of radiation escaping into the environment. Hanford is a very contaminated site that has lots of old facilities that are getting older,Ž Carpenter said. Thats a bad combination.Ž The Washington Department of Ecology, which along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates Hanford cleanup, said the two agencies will not yet allow demolition work to resume at the plant. Were not convinced that Energy has adequate safeguards or monitoring in place to ensure safe operations,Ž the Ecology Department said in a press release. This clearly is unacce ptable for worker and public health and safety.Ž The state Health Department said there is presently no threat to public health from the releases. However, we are concerned if work resumes without better controls, a risk to the public may develop,Ž the agency said in a recent letter to Hanford managers.RADIATIONFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOThis May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Saturdays attack took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said a poison gas attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. The reports could not immediately be independently veri“ed. The developments come as Trump has moved to dramatically scale back U.S. goals in Syria, pushing for a quick military withdrawal despite resistance from many of his national security advisers. Trump has given no formal order to pull out the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria or offered a public timetable other than to say the U.S. will withdraw as soon as the remaining Islamic State “ghters can be vanquished. But Trump has signaled to his advisers that, ideally, he wants all troops out within six months. Images released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, a volunteer organization, show children lying on the ground motionless and foaming at the mouth. The Assad government, in a statement posted on the state-run news agency SANA, denied responsibility. Trump was briefed about the attack by his chief of staff, John Kelly, of“cials said. Trumps homeland security adviser, Thomas Bossert, noted the timing of the suspected chemical attack „ almost a year to the day of the U.S. missile strikes. This isnt just the United States. This is one of those issues on which every nation, all peoples, have all agreed and have agreed since World War II, its an unacceptable practice,Ž Bossert said. Asked about the potential for an American missile strike in response, Bossert said: I wouldnt take anything off the table. These are horrible photos. Were looking into the attack at this point.Ž Trump was to meet with his senior military leadership on Monday, the same day his new national security adviser, John Bolton, assumes his post. Bolton has previously advocated signi“cant airstrikes against Syria. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday deemed it a likely chemical attackŽ and reiterated Trumps threat that consequences would be coming for those responsible. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the assault on innocent lives, including children,Ž Pence tweeted. The Assad regime & its backers MUST END their barbaric behavior.Ž Trumps decision to single out Putin in a tweet appeared noteworthy because Trump long has been reluctant to personally criticize the Russian leader. Even as the White House, after some delay, imposed tough new sanctions on Russia in the wake of its U.S. election meddling and suspected poisoning of a former spy on British soil, Trump left it to others in his administration to deliver the rebukes to Moscow. Last month, Trump called Putin and, against the counsel of his advisers, congratulated the Russian president on his re-election and invited him to the White House. On Sunday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, urged Trump to ramp up the pressure and the sanctions on the Russian government, because, without the support of Russia, I do not believe that Assad would still be in of“ce.Ž Trump also invoked Iran in his series of tweets, further challenging Tehran while signaling he may scuttle its nuclear deal with the West. The president has often laid some blame on his predecessor, Barack Obama, for Assads continued grip on power after years of civil war. Obama said in 2012 that Syrias use of chemical weapons would be a red lineŽ that would change his decision-making on intervening in the war and have enormous consequences.Ž After such an attack in 2013 killed hundreds outside Damascus, American ships in the Mediterranean were poised to launch missiles. But Obama pulled back after key U.S. ally Britain, as well as Congress, balked. He opted for a Russian-backed proposal that was supposed to remove and eliminate Syrias chemical weapons stockpiles. If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!Ž Trump tweeted from the White House. Questions about the administrations possible response reverberated throughout Washington in the hours after the attack. Its a de“ning moment in his presidencyŽ that comes as Assad sees the U.S. determination to stay in Syria waning,Ž said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., If he doesnt follow through and live up to that tweet, hes going to look weak in the eyes of Russia and Iran,Ž Graham said. You need to follow through with that tweet. Show a resolve that Obama never did to get this right.Ž Graham and Bossert were on ABCs This Week,Ž and Collins appeared on CNNs State of the Union.ŽTRUMPFROM PAGE 1 SYRIAN CIVIL DEFENSE WHITE HELMETS VIA APThis image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebelheld town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. This image made from video released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a toddler given oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday.


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(N) 11:35 p.m. NBC The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Comic John Mulaney; musical guest Cardi B performs. (N) ENTERTAINMENT NEW YORK „ John Krasinskis A Quiet PlaceŽ made a thunderous debut at the box of“ce, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the years secondbest weekend after Black Panther,Ž according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount Pictures thriller far exceeded expectations to land one of the top opening weekends for a horror release. It marks an unlikely breakthrough for Krasinski, the former Of“ceŽ star many associate more with inter-of“ce romance and deadpan expressions than silent cinematic frights. Krasinskis third directing effort, which stars himself and wife Emily Blunt is about a family in a future dystopia populated by violent creatures with extremely acute hearing. But it was far from the only success story on the weekend, which also saw Universals R-rated comedy BlockersŽ open solidly with $21.4 million, Steven Spielbergs virtual-reality adventure Ready Player OneŽ dip only 40 percent with $25.1 million in its second weekend and the period docudrama ChappaquiddickŽ beat expectations with a debut of $6.2 million. In limited release, Wes Andersons Isle of Dogs,Ž Lynne Ramsays You Were Never Really HereŽ and Andrew Haighs Lean on PeteŽ all did well, too. For one weekend, at least, just about everything Hollywood could throw at moviegoers worked. The weekend was up 35.3 percent from last year. But nothing approached the runaway success of A Quiet Place.Ž Hollywood had forecast closer to $30 million for the “lm, which cost just $17 million to make. Yet A Quiet PlaceŽ rode strong buzz from its SXSW premiere in March, good reviews (97 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers continuing thirst for horror. We always knew we had something special from the “rst screenings. But you dont get to a number like this without breaking free of the genre. I think this is about great storytelling,Ž said Kyle Davies, head of domestic distribution for Paramount, who heaped praise on Krasinski. Were looking forward to what else he has up his sleeve.Ž A Quiet PlaceŽ is also a badly needed hit for Paramount, which has struggled mightily at the box of“ce in recent years while its ownership has sometimes been in limbo. Earlier this week, CBS Corp. submitted a bid to acquire Viacom Inc., Paramounts parent company. Though greenlit under the previous leadership, A Quiet PlaceŽ is the “rst major success under Jim Gianopulos, who took over as studio head a year ago. The opening is Paramounts biggest since 2016s Star Trek BeyondŽ and its best nonfranchise opening since 2013s World War Z.Ž BlockersŽ also heralds a “lmmaking breakthrough aided by an enthusiastic response from SXSW audiences. The “lm, which cost about $21 million to make, is the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, a writer whose credits include 30 RockŽ and Pitch Perfect.Ž Blockers,Ž starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as parents trying to prevent their daughters from losing their virginity, shrugged off a recent slump for comedies in theaters. Kay Cannon knocked it out of the park,Ž said Jim Orr, distribution head for Universal, who credited Cannon with inverting the double standardsŽ of the teen sex comedy. We could not be more pleased.Ž Despite the competition, Warner Bros. Ready Player OneŽ held well, bringing its domestic total to $96.9 million. But its fared even better overseas, where Spielbergs latest has already grossed $294.4 million. Its done especially well in China, where the “lm has made $161.3 million in two weeks. Continuing ticket sales also pushed Ryan Cooglers Black PantherŽ further into the record books. The Marvel blockbuster now ranks third all-time domestically with $665.4 million, trailing only AvatarŽ and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Ž Over the weekend, Black PantherŽ passed 1997s Titanic,Ž which grossed $659.4 million, though accounting for in”ation would put it above $1 billion. John Currans Chappaquiddick,Ž about the 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal, opened with $6.2 million in 1,560 theaters. The “lm, starring Jason Clarke as Kennedy, was acquired by Byron Allens Entertainment Studios at last falls Toronto International Film Festival. Originally planned for an awards season release, the move to spring seemed to give ChappaquiddickŽ a better chance to stand out. In its third weekend, Fox Searchlights Isle of DogsŽ grossed $4.6 million in 554 theaters. LD Entertainments The Miracle Season,Ž about an inspirational season for a girls high-school volleyball team, opened with $4.1 million. With one of the best pertheater performances of the year, Amazons You Were Never Really Here,Ž starring Joaquin Phoenix, opened with $129,911 in three theaters. A24s Lean on Pete,Ž with Charlie Plummer, debuted with $50,118 on four screens. Everyone kind of won this weekend,Ž said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. This is the kind of weekend that Hollywood should try to recreate over and over again. The diversity of the lineup and the originality of the “lms drove huge numbers of moviegoers to the multiplex.Ž Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers also are included. Final threeday domestic “gures will be released Monday. 1. A Quiet Place,Ž $50 million ($21 million international). 2. Ready Player One,Ž $25.1 million ($81.7 million international). 3. Blockers,Ž $21.4 million ($3.2 million international). 4. Black Panther,Ž $8.4 million ($4.5 million international). 5. I Can Only Imagine,Ž $8.4 million. 6. Tyler Perrys Acrimony,Ž $8.1 million. 7. Chappaquiddick,Ž $6.2 million. 8. Sherlock Gnomes,Ž $5.6 million ($2.7 million international). 9. Paci“c Rim Uprising,Ž $4.9 million ($12.4 million international). 10. Isle of Dogs,Ž $4.6 million ($1.1 million international).A Quiet Place roars at box office with $50M debutASSOCIATED PRESS JONNY COURNOYER/PARAMOUNT PICTURES VIA APThis image released by Paramount Pictures shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from A Quiet Place.Ž


The Sun /Monday, April 9, 2018 Page 7 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Saturdays Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: I have never gotten the u vaccine. Years ago, it was believed to be too dangerous for anyone with an autoimmune condition. They said that the body could not handle the vaccine and that it was actually dangerous to receive it. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I value your knowledge and opinion. Please tell me if that's true. I had the u in 1993 and have not been ill with anything but a cold since. I was not hospitalized in 1993. „ I.D.C. ANSWER: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a condition where the body's immune system attacks the thyroid gland, in the neck. The thyroid level initially increases in the body, but then over time, it decreases. In most, it eventually will come back to normal, but people require treatment with thyroid hormone, often for years. I don't agree with the advice you received about the u vaccine. The clearest reason not to give a u vaccine is if people have a severe allergy to any of the components of the vaccine. People who have had Guillain-Barre syndrome within six weeks of a previous inuenza vaccine generally are not vaccinated again. Hashimoto's is not a reason to avoid the u shot. 2017-2018 has been a severe season for inuenza, and while I am glad you haven't had the u in many years, I still recommend the vaccine every year. DEAR DR. ROACH: If a person who is 75 or older has high blood pressure „ say, 175/80 „ in what circumstances would you suggest not taking any hypertensive drugs to lower pressure (to 130/80 or less)? Aren't there some fragile people who require higher blood pressure to meet the body's demands? „ R.I. ANSWER: It used to be the case that older people with high blood pressure were not treated. In fact, the term "essential hypertension" (which now means "high blood pressure with no identiable cause") initially was used to indicate that high blood pressure was essential for adequate blood ow. However, study after study has shown that older people with systolic blood pressure above 160 can have a dramatic reduction in the risk of stroke with treatment. It certainly is true that the blood pressure should be brought down slowly and judiciously. By using low doses of medication at rst, we can reduce the symptoms of having too low a blood pressure. In people whose blood pressure is chronically very high „ such as a diastolic (that's the second number) pressure over 110 „ the blood ow to the brain may no longer be regulated properly, so the blood pressure is brought down very slowly indeed. There have been many situations where what was thought to be common wisdom was upended by the results of carefully done, large clinical trials. How a largescale trial applies to a given individual is not always obvious, and it still requires a skilled clinician with knowledge of both the individual patient and an understanding of the biology of the condition. It would be a very unusual situation for me not to recommend treating a blood pressure that high. READERS: The booklet on restless leg syndrome and nighttime cramps oers more tips. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 306 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.DEAR ABBY: My daughter is graduating from high school and will be starting college. It was always her plan to go to a school away from our small town, and I supported that decision. However, six months ago she started dating her rst real boyfriend. His parents have oered to pay all expenses if the two of them live in an apartment and go to school at a college nearby. Financially, this would be very helpful for my daughter, but I'm worried that moving in with a boy at such a young age would be a mistake, and she wouldn't get the full college experience. She has a scholarship for free room and board at a college three hours away. What do you think I should encourage her to do? „ Student's Mom In Missouri DEAR STUDENT'S MOM: Forgive me for seeming negative, but what if the romance sours? Your daughter has earned her scholarship. Three hours' distance isn't insurmountable. They can still see each other if they wish. But the separation will allow them more time to concentrate on their studies as well as enjoy the full college experience. DEAR ABBY: My parents smoke weed and do other drugs, and I have no idea what to do. They scream and yell at us daily. There are four of us. I don't know if we should turn them in so we can live in a better environment or just accept it. I need your opinion. „ Anonymous Girl In Indiana DEAR ANONYMOUS GIRL: No child should be subjected to this. It's unhealthy for you and your siblings to be living with drug-addicted adults who are unable to control their emotions. If there are relatives who can take you in „ grandparents, aunts, uncles „ talk to them about it. However, if that's not possible, tell a teacher or counselor what's happening at home or call child protective services yourself. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND ON is about the thoughtfulness of people. „ Heloise "Dear Heloise: Recently I became ill. I called my hairdresser to let her know I'd have to cancel my appointment, despite the fact that my hair was a mess and needed to be cut. She oered to come to my house and do my hair that afternoon, and believe me, I was so grateful for her kindness. I want to thank those who come to our aid with little fanfare, who aren't getting rich, but they go that extra mile for someone else in need." „ Nell K. in San Antonio Dear Heloise: What is the dierence between "sell by date" and "expiration date"? „ Karen T., Chubbuck, Idaho Karen, "sell by" is the last date the item should be sold before it's pulled from the shelf. The "expiration date" is the last date the item should be eaten. „ HeloiseHashimoto's thyroiditis is no excuse for avoiding u shot Girl is tempted to choose a college close to her home An great act of kindnessHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby


Page 8 The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). The stakes increase, both for failure and for success. Its not a reason to back o. If anything, this is the moment to step up and take on even more responsibility. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Asking for things takes courage. Sometimes you ask with your words, but more often you ask with your spirit, your expectations and your ideas about what you can handle and what you deserve. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Tom Petty suggested that the waiting is the hardest part. But the pain of waiting is nothing next to the pain of regret. Remember that today when youre working for something thats taking its sweet time to get to you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Age isnt everything, but it isnt nothing, either. Your awareness of where you are chronologically will enrich you today. Whatever your age, you can do things that you couldnt do at other times of life, and thats beautiful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your imagination is sometimes your playground, where you stretch and toy around and get silly. Other times, such as today, imagination is your gym, where you work out the reps to get strong and ready to face a challenge. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your reality is coming into being with all the choices you are making today, plus some wildcards that get thrown into the mix. A prescient image will pop to mind tonight. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Things that you thought were xed „ biology, laws, age-old rules „ will be more malleable than you believed. Social and environmental factors will inuence what you thought to be an unchangeable fact of life. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youve been the big sh in a small pond, and it felt pretty great. Youre not in that pond anymore, and there are actual sharks around. This is exciting and pretty great, too, but stay alert and swim fast. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Meeting new people will release a ood of intuition in you pertaining to current and future endeavors. Youll be able to apply these inexplicable insights over the next several days. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The ones who sign up to help people dont always realize what this will entail. They are not always equipped or responsible enough for the role. You realize this and try to ll in the gaps where you can. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some gifts are not intended as such. They earn their status as giftsŽ only in the manner in which they are received. Today people will give gifts to you without knowing thats what they are doing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Theres no question this is precarious business. The risk-averse see the slip-and-fall inevitability of a slippery slope. The riskinclined denitely see a slalom run and the potential for glory and gold. What do you see? TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 9). Showing up is a talent thats based in courage and tenacity. As you make it a continual practice to do what you can, youll nd that theres little you cant do. A mentor will help you apply yourself in an ecient manner and a meaningful direction. Youll make key decisions in June and August. Resist the urge to act impulsively in romantic matters. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 33, 20, 5 and 38. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau


The Sun /Monday, April 9, 2018 Page 9 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley


Page 10 The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 NATION INDIANAPOLIS „ A knife-wielding man injured three people in an attack in downtown Indianapolis after being told to stop playing a siren on a bullhorn, authorities said Sunday. James Anderson Jr., 28; Edward Lee Atkins, 26; and Johnny Gilson, 46, were injured in the attack Saturday afternoon on the American Legion Mall and outside the Central Library located across the street, a police report said. Gary Madison, 57, of Indianapolis faces three preliminary charges of battery by means of a deadly weapon, jail records showed. Four people, including Madison, were hospitalized after the attack, two in critical condition and two in serious condition, Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith said. Their medical conditions Sunday were not clear, but a police report said Madison was being held at the Marion County Jail. Taylor George told The Indianapolis Star she was with a group of family and friends, enjoying a sunny day, when the man rode up on a bicycle, got off and began playing a siren on a bullhorn. George said she and a female friend asked him to stop. She said her friend has epilepsy and worried the noise would trigger a seizure. George said no one in the group knew the man, but they had seen him downtown before. He has been down here before with the bullhorn, but usually he uses itŽ to talk, George said. After being told to stop, the man immediately pulled out a knife and tried to stab her and her friend, George said. George, who is pregnant, said the blade came within inches of her stomach. As the two dodged the man, George said, he threw his bike at them and other members in the group. He pulled his knife out of his pocket and when he couldnt get us with the knife, he threw his bike at us. And thats when my family members and friends tried to stop him,Ž George said. Four men in her group rushed the suspect. One of her friends was stabbed in the stomach and two in their arms, she said. The suspect stabbed himself in the abdomen accidentally, George said. After the “ght, another member of the group held the suspect until police arrived, she said. I was really scared,Ž George said. I thought I was going to get stabbed.Ž4 hurt after knife-wielding man attacks Indianapolis crowdASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA APGary Madison of Indianapolis is seen in an undated booking photo released Sunday, by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. NEW YORK „ After years of neglect and a winter of heating failures, New York Citys massive public housing system is “nally getting attention from politicians, who are simultaneously promising a “x and using the crisis to blame and bludgeon their rivals in an election year. Whats not clear is whether the new attention will translate into better conditions for tenants of the system, which holds more people than the cities of St. Louis or Cleveland. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency last week at the New York City Housing Authority, saying its 400,000 tenants have had to endure gaps in basic maintenance that have left some units barely “t for habitation. It is disgusting,Ž he told a business group Thursday. In a series of visits to apartments with peeling paint and crumbling plaster, the Democrat, a former U.S. housing secretary under President Bill Clinton, also assailed the authority as grossly mismanaged. Cuomo said he was appointing a monitor to oversee repairs, saying simply giving the cityrun system money to “x up buildings would be like throwing it out the window.Ž Some tenant groups, which have “led lawsuits over heating breakdowns, missed lead paint inspections and other issues, applauded. But Cuomos actions were also widely seen as a swipe at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat who has been locked in an intensely personal and seemingly intractable political feud with the governor for years. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, a Republican, also jumped into the fray, saying he would require the Housing Authority to get prior federal approval before expenditure out of its capital fund. We dont want to do it that way, but they forced us into doing it that way until they become more responsible,Ž Carson told The Wall Street Journal. Sex and the CityŽ actress Cynthia Nixon, who recently launched a campaign to unseat Cuomo as governor, weighed in. She toured a Brooklyn public housing complex for one of her “rst campaign events. A close ally of de Blasio, Nixon said the state wasnt doing enough. Its not just a matter of how broken and crumbling everything is, its literally about how its killing the residents here,Ž Nixon said. She said Cuomo, who she would face in the Democratic primary, was more interested in making de Blasio look bad than getting things done. De Blasio, meanwhile, blamed everybody: the federal government, state government and past mayors. He said Thursday during a news conference at a Queens Housing Authority complex that of“cials have walked away from the project for decades. The news conference, where de Blasio announced the completion of roof work at 65 Housing Authority buildings, was the third visit to one of the Authoritys developments by a high-pro“le politician in a week. Joanne Campbell, the tenants association head at the Albany Houses, which had been the site of Nixons visit, said workers tidied up the grounds for the occasion. Normally, she said, therell be bedbug mattresses out there for months.Ž Campbell was skeptical the sudden spotlight on the Authority would lead to improvements. Nothings going to change,Ž she said. This is just to get votes.Ž New York Citys public housing system is by far the nations largest. Tenants pay an average of $522 a month in rent, with HUD subsidizing the rest. Their average family income of $24,424 would make it dif“cult to “nd housing anywhere else in the city. There are 212,510 families on the waiting list for an apartment „ a testament to the high demand for affordable housing in an ultra-expensive city. Still, some tenants at the Albany Houses said their apartments come with leaks, mold and mice. Regena Orr said she has a leaking pipe within a wall. Every two years, this wall swells, the plaster falls and instead of them repairing the leak “rst, they just come and patch it up,Ž Orr said. Its cheaper for them to just patch it up than go in and change the pipe.Ž This past winter has been a bad one for the Housing Authority. A probe by the citys department of Investigation found in November that apartments were not properly checked for lead paint, despite the fact that of“cials had certi“ed inspections were done. Authority of“cials admitted at a Feb. 6 City Council hearing that about 80 percent of the apartments they manage had experienced heat or hot water outages since Oct. 1. The loss of heat and hot water is a humanitarian crisis, its a state of emergency, its a management failure of the highest magnitude,Ž said City Councilman Ritchie Torres, a Bronx Democrat who grew up in public housing in the 1990s and said hes never seen the system in worse shape than it is now.Politicians blame each other for NYC public housing crisisBy KAREN MATTHEWSASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 12, 2018 le photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo examines a damaged piece of a bathroom wall in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartment during a tour of the Andrew Jackson Houses in the Bronx borough of New York. Kimmel apologizes for Melania Trump joke amid Hannity feudNEW YORK (AP) „ Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for a joke about “rst lady Melania Trumps accent and moved to deescalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Kimmel says in a Twitter post made Sunday his exchanges with Hannity have been fun but he doesnt want to add to the vitriolŽ of their spat. He says such animosity is harmful to our country.Ž On ABCs Jimmy Kimmel LiveŽ on April 2, Kimmel prodded the “rst ladys reading of a childrens book at the White House Easter egg hunt. He mocked the accent of the “rst lady, who was born in Slovenia. Hannity took exception. The two exchanged barbs through the week. Kimmel says he hopes Hannity will continue his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies.Ž Hannity says hell address Kimmels statement on his Monday show.San Antonio officer shoots man who chief says pulls knifeSAN ANTONIO (AP) „ A man accused of assaulting people with a baton in a San Antonio parking lot is hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot by an of“cer when an electronic stun gun failed to subdue him. Police Chief William McManus says the of“cer was responding to calls Saturday night about a man assaulting people outside a Walmart. Witnesses pointed the of“cer to a nearby drainage ditch where the chief says the man pulled a knife on the of“cer. The stun gun failed but the of“cer received an electric shock because he was standing in water. The of“cer then pulled his service weapon and shot the man, believed to be homeless, three times. The of“cer wasnt seriously hurt. McManus says hell be on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation.Names of 2 Fort Campbell killed in helicopter crash releasedFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) „ Army of“cials have released the names of two soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training mission. Fort Campbell of“cials on Sunday identi“ed the victims as 37-year-old Chief Warrant Of“cer Ryan Connolly and 28-year-old Warrant Of“cer James Casadona. Connolly was an instructor pilot and Casadona was a pilot in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Of“cials say in a news release the AH64E Apache helicopter crashed Friday night in a training area at the sprawling Army post that straddles the KentuckyTennessee line. They were the only two people aboard the helicopter. The statement says Connolly joined the Army in 2001 and Casadona joined in 2012. The cause of the crash is under investigation.Ohio company recalls more than 7 tons of BBQ beefHARRISON, Ohio (AP) „ Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of pulled barbequed beef products that could be contaminated with rubber. The U.S. agriculture departments Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that J.T.M. Provisions Co. of Harrison had received two consumer complaints of extraneous material contamination. There have been no con“rmed reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products. They come in a sealed plastic tray with a paper sleeve in products labeled Bar-B-Q Sauce With Pulled Beef.Ž Federal authorities say they were produced last September, but they are concerned that some remain frozen in customers refrigerators or freezers. They were shipped to retailers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The service says they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.Injuries in human-smuggling crash on California highwaySAN DIEGO (AP) „ A horse trailer carrying at least 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned on a Southern California highway just north of the border with Mexico, authorities said. Several people inside the trailer were hurt in the crash Saturday near the town of Campo, with injuries described as moderate and minor. Six patients were hospitalized, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. A witness told the California Highway Patrol that the two-axle trailer being hauled by a pickup truck began to “shtail and eventually tipped onto its right side along northbound Interstate 8. Several people scrambled from the trailer after the crash and many ran away, the newspaper said. No horses were inside. After a search of the area authorities were able to round up most, if not all, involved, said Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Olmos. CHP and Cal Fire reported 18 individuals, while Border Patrol said there were 19; the reason for the discrepancy wasnt immediately known. Border Patrol of“cials said the driver of the pickup had not yet been identi“ed and it was unclear if he or she was in custody. Olmos said it was not yet known where the people made illegal entry into the United States.Police respond to disturbance at juvenile detention facilitySABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) „ Charges are pending after a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryl and in which at least three staffers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said Sunday. Maryland state troopers and local sheriffs deputies were called to the Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Police established a perimeter, and a Frederick County deputy trained as a negotiator spoke via radio with the juveniles thought to be leading the disturbance. Officials said seven juveniles subsequently surrendered, and that troopers and deputies entered the facility and took an eighth juvenile into custody without incident. Three staff members at the center were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-lifethreatening injuries, state police said. Several others were apparently injured but refused treatment. Of“cials said there was no physical confrontation between responding police and inmates, and that all juveniles were accounted for, with no one escaping from the facility. State police have begun a criminal investigation and said charges are pending. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS


Monday, April 9, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | MiLB 2 | Pro Baseball 4, 6 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALLCharlotte pitcher Mikey York shut down the Miracle in a 4-1 Stone Crabs win on Sunday. Page 2 Leading comfortably in 8th, Rays end up losing 8th straightBy MARC TOPKINTimes staff writerBOSTON … No, they're not going to lose the rest of them. But it sure felt that way for the Rays on Sunday when they turned what looked to be a comfortable win into their eighth straight loss … 8-7 … since an opening day victory that seems weeks ago. The Rays went into the eighth leading 7-2 in what looked to be a solid team effort. But Matt Andriese and Alex Colome put a bad ending on it, teaming to allow six runs. Andriese allowed a single, got two outs then gave up three straight hits that scored three runs … a double by Mitch Moreland, a single by Eduardo Nunez and a double by Rafael Devers that further eluded leftfielder Mallex Smith. Then Colome, who blew a ninth-inning lead Thursday, made it worse. He allowed an RBI single to Christian Vazquez, threw a wild pitch then allowed an RBI single to Mookie Betts that made it 7-7. And to cap it off, MLB: RaysAP PHOTOAndrew Benintendi hits an RBI double during Bostons six-run eighth inning. By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressTwo of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round. Goodbye Nashville or Winnipeg. Goodbye Boston or Tampa Bay. Thanks for playing. Thats the reality under the divisional playoff format that could pit the top two teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences against each other in round 2 after Pittsburgh and Washington were forced into that predicament in back-toback playoffs. Theres not a whole lot of logic there,Ž Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik said. Hows this for logic? If ranking teams 1 through 8 in each conference like the old format that was in place from 1993-94 through 2013, the No. 2 seed is facing the No. 4 seed, 3 versus 7, and 5 versus 6 in the first round in the East and the West this year. A Penguins-Capitals style repeat could happen this year with the Centrals Predators and Jets on a crash course for a second-round showdown and the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning locked into a stacked Atlantic bracket with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Youd think thatd almost be a third-round series kind of thing, but so be it,Ž Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis said. It is what it is. Youre going to have to see a team like that eventually. Theres not much you can do to change it.Ž Maybe this spring will be enough to spark a change in the oftcriticized format in its fifth season that is agreed to between the league and NHL Players Association through the 2019-20 season. The Capitals getting knocked out in the second round by the eventual Stanley Cup-champion Penguins didnt lead to much debate.By TERESA M. WALKERAssociated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ The United States is off to a perfect start in Davis Cup play this year, and the Americans now have to wait and see if they can continue this momentum when they play in the semifinals for the first time since 2012. Ryan Harrison had the honors Sunday wrapping up a 4-0 victory over Belgium in essentially an exhibition match with the U.S. already clinching a semifinal berth against Croatia on Sept. 14-16. Harrison, ranked 54th in the world in singles, beat Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-4 in 65 minutes after the U.S. won the first three matches to improve to 5-0 alltime in Davis Cup play against Belgium. Its one of the great challenges in Davis Cup in this current format is the momentum disappears because you dont play again for months on end, so you have to recreate that momentum,Ž U.S. captain Jim Courier said. As we get going toward the next time in September, it comes on the heels of the U.S. Open, so well be leaving after the U.S. Open to go over to Croatia.Ž Thats a long time between matches with three Grand Slams between now and then leaving open the possibility of injuries, which could affect the current roster of John Isner, Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson and Harrison. Johnson was the only American not to play in the quarterfinals at Belmont University. Courier said he knows SEE RAYS, 2 SEE NHL, 2 SEE TENNIS 3NHL: Playoffs Format will knock out top teams earlyAP PHOTONashville Predators Scott Hartnell (17), P.K. Subban (76) and Mattias Ekholm (14) talk to Winnipeg Jets Nikolaj Ehlers (27) after one of the many scrums during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 25. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressAUGUSTA, Ga.„ Patrick Reed became famous playing for his country. He won for himself Sunday and became a Masters champion. It was never easy, just the way Reed likes it. Rory McIlroy came after him early. Jordan Spieth roared to life with a final-round charge and briefly caught Reed with a 35-foot birdie putt. The last challenge came from Rickie Fowler, who birdied GOLF: MastersReed wins “ rst major title, holding o Fowler at MastersAP PHOTOPatrick Reed gives a thumbs up after being presented with the championship trophy after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. SEE MASTERS, 6TENNIS: Davis CupUS now waits after clinching 1st Davis Cup semi since 2012By JEROME PUGMIREAssociated PressSAKHIR, Bahrain „ Sebastian Vettel just held on to win a dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, while his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen accidentally broke a team mechanics leg after a botched tire change cost him a podium spot. Lewis Hamilton profited from Ferraris mishap to finish third behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Both Red Bulls failed, with Max Verstappen retiring moments after Daniel Ricciardo, facilitating Hamiltons transition from ninth on the grid to the podium. It could have been even better for Mercedes. Bottas almost overtook Vettel on the last lap, but Vettel made a crucial blocking move and won by only 0.6 seconds. It was the four-time F1 champions 49th career win on his 200th race start. The last five laps were really difficult,Ž Vettel said. I thought Valtteri would catch me. I nursed the tires and it worked, but only just.Ž Vettel followed up his win at the seasonopening Australian GP two weeks ago by staging a nerve-wracking rearguard. Although the German driver looked steady behind the wheel, his mind was racing almost as fast as Bottas Mercedes behind him. I was doing the maths in the car: 10 laps to go, with that pace hes going to catch me,Ž a relieved Vettel said. I just really RACING: F1Vettel wins Bahrain, Raikkonens car breaks mechanics legSEE VETTEL 3


Page 2 SP Monday, April 9, 2018 / The Sun SPORTS ON TVMILB: STONE CRABS 4, MIRACLE 1E cient pitching, timely hitting leads to Charlotte winBy BRYAN LEVINESports WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „Mikey Yorks approach to pitching is simple. His plan is to force weak pop ups from the opposing hitters and let his defense do the work. For the most part, his strategy worked Sunday afternoon in a 4-1 win for the Charlotte Stone Crabs over the Fort Myers Miracle. Ive always been a believer of just throwing my fastball until they prove they can hit it,Ž York said. Today I was a little amped up for my (first) start. I was leaving the ball up a little bit in the beginning, but I was just trusting my fastball.Ž York recorded 17 outs in his first start of the season, all of which came by way of a fly out or a strikeout. The righthander induced 15 pop fly outs, including five which were foul balls. He allowed just five hits in the game, one was a pop up which kept carrying for a home run and one was a pop up which shouldve been caught by his outfielder. York gave us a tremendous outing today,Ž acting manager German Melendez. That was fun to watch. Everything he threw was great. All of his stuff was great today.Ž The strong outing was no fluke for York, who had a 0.89 ERA in 11 starts last season between Hudson Valley and Bowling Green. Last year he allowed just 35 hits in 61 innings of work. Yorks counterpart Brady Anderson pitched just as well, except for a hiccup in the fourth inning. Josh Lowe had a lead off single, which he turned into extra bases after stealing second. He later came around to score on a Nate Lowe double, and then Nate scored on a Jesus Sanchez double. Anderson allowed just the two runs on four hits over six innings to take the loss. Mike Mastrobuoni added a pair of insurance runs in the seventh inning with a two-run triple to score Tristan Gray and David Rodriguez. Charlotte reliever Adrian Navas kept the Miracle scoreless while recording seven outs „ the first of which was a groundout immediately following Yorks departure. Spencer Jones picked up his first save with a perfect ninth inning. Through four games this season, Nate and Josh Lowe as well as Robbie Tenerowicz are all hitting .364 or better. The Stone Crabs head on a seven-game road trip following yesterdays victory. Theyll head to Daytona today for a four-game stand before a three-game set against Lakeland beginning Friday. Charlotte returns home on April 17 for a six-game homestand. -Contact Bryan Levine at blevine@sun-herald. com. STONE CRABS 4, MIRACLE 1Fort Myers AB R H BI BB SO Avg.White“ eld CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .154 Kranson 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Hamilton C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Blankenhorn DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 .375 Davis RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 .286 Kerrigan LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 .364 Molina 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .231 Lopez SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Perez 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .143Charlotte AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Fox DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 J. Lowe CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .375 Tenerowicz 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .364 N. Lowe DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 .533 Olmedo-Barrera LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .300 Sanchez RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .125 Gray 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .143 Rodriguez C 3 1 2 0 0 0 .250 Mastrobuoni 2B 3 0 1 2 0 0 .167Fort Myers 000 100 000 … 1 6 0 Charlotte 000 200 20x … 4 7 02B: Rodriguez (1), N. Lowe (2), Sanchez (1). HR: Davis (1). RBI: Davis (2); Sanchez (1), Mastrobuoni 2 (2), N. Lowe (4). LOB: Fort Myers 8; Charlotte 3. RISP: Fort Myers 0-for3, Charlotte 3-for-9. SB: Kerrigan (1); J. Lowe (2). SAC: Lopez.PITCHING Fort Myers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERAAnderson (L, 0-1) 6.0 4 2 2 0 3 0 3.00 Lujan 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 9.00Charlotte IP H R ER BB SO HR ERAYork (W, 1-0) 5.2 5 1 1 1 2 1 1.59 Navas (H, 1) 2.1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 Jones (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 HBP: Whit“ eld (by Navas), Rosenberg. Umpires: HP: Emil Jimenez. 1B: Lukas Krupa. Time: 2:11. Att: 1,597.SUN PHOTO BY TOM ONEILLCharlotte starting pitcher Mikey York helped the Stone Crabs defeat the Miracle 4-1 on Sunday behind 5 ‡ innings of work. Andrew Benintendi hit a fly to left-center that Smith couldnt catch, allowing Betts to score the go-ahead run. Until then, it seemed as if infielder Daniel Robertson and rookie lefty Ryan Yarbrough had the starring roles. Robertson started three rallies, with a pair of infield singles and a walk, and scored three of their runs. And a day after taking the mound for the first time as a pro to pitch the eighth inning, Robertson slid over to make his first professional appearance at first base, covering the final three innings. Yarbrough took over after bullpen dayŽ starter Andrew Kittredge worked the first two innings, and he gave the Rays four strong for what would have been his first big-league win. He got himself into some trouble with three walks but did a good job getting out of his biggest mess. Pitching with a 4-1 lead in the fifth, he loaded the bases with one out but struck out Benintendi, allowed only one run when shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made a diving stop on a Hanley Ramirez smash and struck out $110 million outfielder J.D. Martinez. There was more to be happy about in a game played on another cold day with a first-pitch temperature of 38, matching the second coolest in franchise history. There was power, such as C.J. Cron getting them even in the second with a homer to center, his first as a Ray. And there was the opposite, as the Rays got one run on a bloop single by Hechavarria and another on a checkswing double by Carlos Gomez while logging four infield hits overall. There was some intrigue, as manager Kevin Cash unexpectedly pinch-hit lefty Joey Wendle for lefty Brad Miller against lefty Bobby Poyner, and it paid off as Wendle tripled off the Green Monster to score Robertson with the Rays sixth run. It was revealed after the game that Miller had tweaked his groin running the bases, and he could be headed for the disabled list. That play got more complicated as Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts slid into the Rays dugout to keep the errantly thrown ball from going out of play, which would have sent Wendle home. Cash challenged the play, though the call stood. But Bogaerts, who had been off to a sizzling start, sustained what the Sox said was a left ankle injury. Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, back in the Rays lineup after sitting out Saturday sick, also contributed, tripling in a run in the sixth. The Rays (1-8) left after the game for Chicago, where their cold weather trip continues with a 2:10 matinee against the White Sox, assuming the forecast snow doesnt get in the way.RAYSFrom Page 1I would assume after his year thered be a bigger appetite to do it,Ž Washington general manager Brian MacLellan said. In the past it hasnt affected as many teams as might be required to get that movement. Its basically been us thats been the team thats not benefited from the 1 through 8. But well see what happens this year with a couple more really good teams being beat out in the second round.Ž Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the playoff format is not a burning issue for owners, wasnt discussed by GMs and should be looked at over a long period of time instead of focusing on anomalies.Ž Its worked I think for the most part as we anticipated it would work,Ž Daly said. I do believe in terms of the matchups in the first two rounds of the playoffs, theyre better with this format. Theyre just more intense and more familiar with this format than they were in the old format.Ž Reigniting and creating new rivalries was the goal of this playoff format, which mimics the one in place for most of the 80s and early 90s. Inequities have happened, but so has plenty of drama on Cup runs by the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and the Penguins twice. I think that as a fan, you want to see matchups against rivals,Ž said New Jersey defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who won the Cup with Pittsburgh in 2016. I think that that pits archenemies against each other more often and it can backfire every once in a while. You can get two high seeds playing each other in the first round or the second round and perhaps thats not fair but I think ultimately its good for the game to have heated playoff series against teams that dont like each other and see each other a lot.Ž Heated playoff series make this time of year fun, but Predators versus Jets and Bruins versus Lightning would be just as compelling, if not more so, in the conference finals. Hockey people reluctant to fault the system typically take an approach like Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, who said Whether the format itself is right or wrong, if you want to win the Cup, you have to find a way to get through this format.Ž The difficult part is the format isnt created equally, making one road to the third round or the Cup Final potentially easier than another. I dont necessarily agree with how it is, but its the way it is,Ž said winger Wayne Simmonds, whose Flyers open against the Penguins. You have to have a mindset that youre going to play teams in your division first and foremost and thats just the way it is.Ž Orpik said players cant wait to revisit the format when the agreement is up, which could be part of the next round of collective bar g ainin g talks. But theres no consensus on what would be better „ a return to 1 through 8, league-wide 1 through 16 or something else. The expected addition of a 32nd team in Seattle could spur change, too. You can play a 1-to16 playoff pool, but I would suggest to you that therell be inequities in that,Ž Predators GM David Poile said, referencing travel among the issues. Pick your poison. I think you change that and you come up with the next idea, youd run into the same thing. ... I dont think theres any exact playoff plan that everybody would say is perfect.Ž Follow Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter. com/SWh y noNHLFrom Page 1AP PHOTONashville Predators Viktor Arvidsson (33) celebrates on his knees after scoring on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, March 25. (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Monday, April 9MLB BASEBALL2 p.m. MLB „ Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN „ Milwaukee at St. LouisNBA BASKETBALL7:30 p.m. NBA „ Cleveland at New York 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ New Orleans at L.A. ClippersSOCCER2:30 p.m. FS2 „ Bundesliga, Leipzig vs. Bayer LeverkusenAP PHOTOTampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) takes down Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-0.


The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 SP Page 3all of the players want to be in Croatia. Hopefully, theyll be healthy and playing great, and well have the same crew because the energy and camaraderie is really good with the guys and the options that we have in singles and doubles are really strong and a big benefit,Ž Courier said. Courier doesnt see any issue with the Americans becoming overconfident, not when they know too well that both Serbia and Belgium were missing key players. Steve Darcis and David Goffin both were out for Belgium, which had reached two of the last three Davis Cup finals. I think we all know that we still have a lot to prove,Ž Courier said. Well be going on the road to play a very deep team in Croatia, a team that beat us two years ago in the quarterfinals when we were up 2-0. They came back and won the last three matches. So well have plenty on our minds when we go there.Ž Croatia advanced Sunday rather easily with Marin Cilic downing Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Spain needed all five matches to advance 3-2 to a semifinal against France. Rafael Nadal started the rally by beating Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4, 6-4, and David Ferrer clinched the quarterfinal for the Spaniards downing Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5. France advanced with a 3-1 win over Italy as Lucas Pouille defeated Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-3.THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FDA. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. RESULTS MAY VARY. New Prostate Pill Reduces Urge to Pee Especially During the NightMen in clinical trials see dramatic improvements in nighttime bathroom urges and an overall improvement in sexual performance.Kris Stellum National Health Syndicate NHS, Boston MA „ A new prostate pill is helping men across the country regain control of their bladders and their sex lives. Innovus Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the breakthrough, says its key ingredient blocks certain hormones in the body that make your prostate grow. As a result, while taking the pill, your prostate gets smaller and your symptoms disappear. Men say the “ rst things they notice is waking up less for the bathroom and an unexpected boost in sexual performanceŽ says Dr. Bassam Damaj, Director of Science at Innovus. Its why they love the product. While most prostate drugs kill your sex life, our natural pill enhances it. Plus, it solves all the other problems. It will strengthen your stream, end your straining, and relieve the constant urge to urinateŽ. Sensational Improvements in Urinary Control and PerformanceSales for the new pill, which goes by the brand name ProstaGorx are exploding! And thats because ProstaGorx is not a drug. Its something completely different. It uses natural compounds to shrink your prostate and put the brakes on prostate growth. By taking it daily, it helps men regain control of their bladders and escape all of urinary discomfort that can make life miserable.Reverses Prostate GrowthNumerous medical studies reveal that keeping your prostate healthy is vital for avoiding urgent bathroom problems. When your prostate is small, you pee freely, forcefully, and without hesitation. You dont feel any pain, urgency or discomfort. And you feel fully relieved every time you go. But when your prostate swells, you experience just the opposite. And endless battle with annoying enlarged prostate symptoms that can linger for decades! And according to new studies, they will. A staggering 80% of men suffer with them. The most common being weak urinary streams, painful urination, dribbling and leaking, middle of the night bathroom urges, incomplete emptying, and the constant feeling of having to pee.Boosts Sexual Performance According to new research published by the Mayo Clinic, men with large prostate have less sex, lower sex drives, and consider more problems with their erections. In fact 8 out of 10 men with prostate issues end up suffering with ED! Most men have no idea that their prostate can impact their sexual performanceŽ says Dr. Damaj. The prostate gland needs to be healthy to achieve a powerful orgasm. If its enlarged, men can experience serious sexual let downs.ŽHow It WorksProstaGorx uses the same science that makes drugs like Alpha Blockers so effective but since its natural it wont give you any side effects and you wont need a prescription. As you get older your body slowly converts your remaining testosterone into estrogen through a process known as aromatase. Over the years as more testosterone is converted into estrogen, your body becomes imbalanced „ too much estrogen and too little testosterone signals your to produce DHT, a growth hormone 10 times stronger than regular testosterone. Unfortunately, instead of correcting this imbalance, the enormous spike in DHT causes your prostate to grow! As levels of DHT rise, your prostate only gets bigger...pressing hard against your bladder and clamping your urethra shut! The result is painful and persistent prostate problems that will have you living your life around a bathroom. ProstaGorx naturally shrinks your prostate using a key nutrient thats clinically p roven to block DHT. As your levels of DHT begin to fall, your prostate gets smaller and your symptoms vanish.Backed By Stunning ResearchIn a new landmark study, the leading ingredient in ProstaGorx slashed lower urinary tract symptoms by a staggering 81% and was reported to be as effective as the drug Proscar but with virtually zero side effects. And in yet another study boosted prostate health by promoting a healthy libido. Every since I retired my prostate has given me hellŽ says John Manning, 68, of Ohio. But since taking ProstaGorx everything has changed. Ive stopped waking up for the bathroom in the middle of the night. I pee a lot less during the day. And when I do go, my streams are strong and theres no hesitation. And out of nowhere my sex lifes imp roved! Ive tried everything and this is the only thing thats workedŽ. Guaranteed EffectiveProstaGorx is an exciting new prostate pill thats helping men “ nd real relief from prostate problems without any of the negative side effects from drugs. By blocking certain hormones in the body that trigger prostate growth, ProstaGorx naturally shrinks your prostate, relieving your worst symptoms safely. With daily use youll sleep more, pee less, and have much better sex. ProstaGorx is clinically proven to end the urgency and frequency, imp rove urinary ” ow and force, and give you an entirely new level of comfort that makes life easier and much more enjoyable. How to Get ProstaGorx in FloridaThis is the “ rst of“ cial public release of ProstaGorx in Florida. In order to get the word out about ProstaGorx the manufacturer, Innovus Pharmaceuticals is offering special introductory discounts to all Florida residents. A special phone hotline has been set up to take advantage of deep discounts during this ordering opportunity. Special discounts will be available starting today at 7:00am. The discounts will automatically be applied to all Florida callers. The Special TOLLFREE Hotline number is 1-800-662-8320 and will be open 24-hours a day. Only a limited supply of ProstaGorx is currently available in your region. Consumers who miss out on our current product inventory will have to wait until more become available. But this could take weeks. The maker advises your best chance is to call 1-800-662-8320 early.ProstaGorx Offers Clinically Proven Results€ Reduce frequency and urgency € Stop dribbling, dripping, and leaking € Improve ” ow and force € Relieve pain while peeing € Empty your bladder completely € End late night bathroom trips and sleep longer € IGNITE YOUR SEX DRIVE! Great Sleep, Great Sex and Less Running to Find a Bathroom: Published studies on the ingredients in ProstaGorx show that they block the hormones associated with prostate growth and sexual let downs. 305172_4.8_x_21.indd 1 4/3/18 4:10 PM adno=50533971 AdvertisementAdvertisementAdvertisementTENNISFrom Page 1AP PHOTORyan Harrison, of the United States, celebrates with teammates after beating Ruben Bemelmans, of Belgium, in a Davis Cup quarterfinal singles tennis match Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States clinched the series Saturday to move on to the semifinals. AP PHOTOThe United States Davis Cup tennis team poses with an American flag after beating Belgium to win their quarterfinal series Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. From left are captain Jim Courier, Steve Johnson, Jack Sock, Ryan Harrison, Sam Querrey and John Isner. tried to keep it as clean as possible.Ž While it was a fine case of damage limitation for Hamilton, he now trails Vettel by 17 points after two races and has not won in his past five. No driver has won the opening two races and then failed to win the title since Keke Rosberg in 1982. Bottas, who is fighting to get a new contract for next year, proved a point after a disappointing eighth place in Melbourne. I knew there would be a chance at the end. But it wasnt quite enough,Ž Bottas said. Being second with such a close margin is extremely disappointing.Ž Red Bull had an awful race, with Ricciardo and Verstappen retiring within six laps. In an ironic twist, Red Bulls feeder team Toro Rosso had arguably the result of the day „ with French driver Pierre Gasly driving superbly to finish a career-best fourth. Ferrari totally botched Raikkonens second tire change. A rear wheel was not fitted properly and, in his haste to get back into the race, Raikkonens car ran over and broke a mechanics left leg. A bit sad because one of our mechanics got injured,Ž Vettel said. A mixed day overall.Ž Raikkonen came in for his second change after 36 of 57 laps of the 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) desert circuit. He was given the green light to go despite work still continuing on the rear left tire. As the Ferrari driver pulled away, the tire hit the leg of one of the mechanics, knocking him to the ground. The team said the mechanic, named only as Francesco, had sustained a shinbone and fibula fracture. Raikkonens car came to a halt a few meters later and he took off the steering wheel and dejectedly threw it into the cockpit. As he walked back through the team garage, the Finnish driver swiped away a water bottle in frustration. It was a poor error from Ferrari, which was fined 50,000 euros ($61,500) for an unsafe pit release. Ferrari was also fined 5,000 euros for the same error during practice on Friday. As the sun set, drivers prepared on the grid for their showdown under floodlights. Vettel started on the front row with Raikkonen, and Bottas started third. Hamilton was low down after incurring a five-place grid penalty for an unauthorized gearbox change. Raikkonen got passed on the first corner by Bottas, but Vettel held his ground. Verstappen had a more frustrating race. The Dutch driver had done brilliantly to jump from 15th on the grid, and fought with Hamilton on the inside heading into turn one. But he sustained too much damage after puncturing his left rear tire. Moments later, there were heads on hands in the Red Bull garage as Ricciardos race came to an end. He pulled over on the side of the track because of an electrical failure, prompting the safety car to come out. With the VSC on track, Verstappen managed to crawl back into the pits. He resumed the race but abandoned shortly after. A very disappointing weekend,Ž Verstappen said. Feeling sorry for all the fans that support me. Better luck next time in China.Ž Hamilton expertly jumped up three places, passing Sebastian Ocon (Force India), Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Nico Hulkenberg (Renault). By lap eight of 57, Hamilton was up to fourth and homing in on a 119th career podium. I started ninth so third is not bad at all,Ž Hamilton said. Its damage limitation.Ž V ETTELFrom Page 1AP PHOTOFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 8, 2018.


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MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards463332828.64 OGrady100010101.59 Despaigne,W,2-020000231 4.50 Steckenrider,H,110 000015 0.00 Ziegler,S,1-111 000115 7.71 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta43 322574 4.50 Hutchison11 000010 4.91 Milner00 001076.75 Ramos1.21 000219 0.00 Garcia,L,0-1.10 221011 6.23 Morgan12111114 6.23 Arano10000212 0.00 Milnerpitchedto1batterinthe6th. Garciapitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Ramos1-0, Garcia1-0,Morgan2-2.HBP„Garcia (Rojas).WP„Richards2.PB„Knapp(2). Umpires„Home,CarlosTorres;First,Kerwin Danley;Second,PaulNauert;Third,Scott Barry. T„3:04.A„34,326(43,647).CUBS3,BREWERS0CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Almoracf301111.190 Bryant3b400001.324 Zobrist2b-lf412100.360 Contrerasc302000.286 Schwarberlf400001.172 Edwardsp000000--Morrowp000000--Russellss400001.267 Caratini1b411002.211 Heywardrf311010.222 Quintanap100001.000 b-LaStellaph100000.333 Wilsonp000000--Baez2b100001.148 TOTALS3237228 MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf402001.293 Santanarf300011.250 Braunlf400001.156 Aguilar1b300011.364 Perez3b-2b300001.083 Pinac300002.185 Villar2b301001.294 Houserp000000--Arciass300000.133 Andersonp100001.250 a-Sogardph100000.071 Williamsp000000--Shaw3b100000.282 TOTALS2903029 CHICAGO000110100„370 MILWAUKEE000000000„031 a-linedoutforAndersoninthe6th. b-reachedonerror,advancedto2ndfor Quintanainthe7th. E„Aguilar(1).LOB„Chicago6,Milwaukee 4.2B„Almora(1),Contreras(3),Villar (1).3B„Contreras(1).HR„Zobrist(1),off Anderson.RBIs„Almora(2),Zobrist(3). CS„Cain(1).S„Quintana. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Chicago5 (Bryant3,Russell,Caratini);Milwaukee3 (Cain,Aguilar,Perez).RISP„Chicago1for 10;Milwaukee0for6. Runnersmovedup„Braun.GIDP„Contreras. DP„Chicago1(Contreras,Caratini); Milwaukee1(Arcia,Villar,Aguilar). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Quintana,W,1-163002687 4.50 Wilson,H,110 000219 0.00 Edwards,H,210000171.80 Morrow,S,2-210 000013 0.00 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,L,0-164 222289 3.38 Williams12 100324 0.00 Houser21 000333 0.00 HBP„Anderson(Contreras).WP„Quintana. Umpires„Home,FieldinCulbreth;First, BrianONora;Second,ChadWhitson;Third, ChrisConroy. T„2:41.A„39,282(41,900).TIGERS1,WHITESOX0DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf312010.233 Candelario3b400001.200 Cabreradh300102.276 Castellanosrf400001.324 Goodrum1b200021.250 Mahtooklf300012.160 Hicksc300002.000 Iglesiasss300000.077 Machado2b200010.281 TOTALS2712159 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b400002.176 A.Garciarf402001.343 Abreu1b300000.273 Davidsondh300013.250 Delmonicolf200010.211 Castilloc300000.231 L.Garciacf300001.250 Andersonss301000.276 Sanchez3b300002.296 TOTALS2803029 DETROIT100000000„121 CHICAGO000000000„030 E„Candelario(2).LOB„Detroit5,Chicago 4.RBIs„Cabrera(9).SB„Martin(1), Goodrum(3),Anderson(5).CS„Machado (1),A.Garcia(1).SF„Cabrera. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit1 (Hicks);Chicago3(Moncada,Castillo2). RISP„Detroit0for2;Chicago0for3. GIDP„Abreu,Castillo. DP„Detroit3(Hicks,Machado),(Machado, Goodrum),(Iglesias,Machado,Goodrum). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fiers,W,1-063 001690 0.00 Wilson,H,1.20 001010 4.70 Stumpf,H,1.10000030.00 Jimenez,H,1100002110.00 Greene,S,2-2100001144.91 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,0-172 105591 0.69 Avilan.20 000063.38 Rondon1.10 000420 0.00 HBP„Fiers(Abreu).PB„Castillo(2). Umpires„Home,JeffKellogg;First,Chris Segal;Second,MarvinHudson;Third,James Hoye. T„2:38.A„11,131(40,615).REDSOX8,RAYS7TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Duffy3b412011.257 Kiermaiercf401112.094 Gomezrf502102.161 Crondh411112.179 Robertson2b-1b432012.333 Miller1b201111.222 a-Wendleph-2b211100.333 Sucrec300100.333 c-Spanph100000.261 Hechavarriass501100.200 Refsnyderlf210011.000 b-M.Smithph-lf100000.188 TOTALS377117611 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf422110.364 Benintendicf501101.161 Ramirezdh412211.324 Martinezlf400002.226 Bogaertsss301000.368 Holtss100000.000 Moreland1b411101.077 Nunez2b321010.265 Devers3b311211.323 Vazquezc412100.269 TOTALS35811846 TAMPABAY011111200„7110 BOSTON10001006X„8110 a-tripledforMillerinthe7th.b-grounded outforRefsnyderinthe8th.c-poppedout forSucreinthe9th. LOB„TampaBay10,Boston7.2B„Gomez (2),Betts(3),Benintendi(1),Moreland (1),Devers(4).3B„Kiermaier(1),Wendle (1).HR„Cron(1),offRodriguez.RBIs„ Kiermaier(1),Gomez(2),Cron(2),Miller (5),Sucre(1),Hechavarria(3),Wendle(2), Betts(2),Benintendi(2),Ramirez2(8), Moreland(1),Devers2(9),Vazquez(3). SB„Robertson(1).SF„Sucre. Runnersleftinscoringposition„TampaBay 7(Kiermaier2,Gomez,Cron2,Robertson2) Boston4(Benintendi,Ramirez,Martinez2). RISP„TampaBay4for11Boston7for16. Runnersmovedup„Sucre,Benintendi, Ramirez,Vazquez. TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kittredge22 110133 3.52 Yarbrough42 113373 2.25 Alvarado10001015 1.80 Andriese.24 4401 2810.13 Colome,L,0-1.13 2201 1715.43 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez3.253327927.36 Velazquez232211373.12 Poyner.11000161.80 Johnson.112211144.26 Hembree.20000040.00 C.Smith,W,1-111 002125 9.82 Kimbrel,S,3-310 000012 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Colome1-1, Velazquez2-0,Poyner1-1,Hembree1-1. WP„Andriese,Colome.PB„Sucre(1). Umpires„Home,BillMillerFirst,Angel HernandezSecond,ToddTichenorThird, AlanPorter. T„3:50.A„31,979(37,731).BLUEJAYS7,RANGERS4TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pearcelf311101.235 a-Grandersonph-lf201100.364 Donaldson3b501002.237 Smoak1b522000.351 Solarte2b212020.308 Moralesdh412302.190 Pillarcf411101.270 Grichukrf400002.059 Mailec411101.333 Diazss400001.217 TOTALS377117210 TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choorf512101.325 Odordh301001.206 Andrusss401110.372 Beltre3b511002.289 Gallo1b511200.200 Chirinosc310022.071 Profar2b300011.154 Rualf301001.138 b-Mazaraph-lf101000.306 Toccicf201011.111 c-Robinsonph-cf100000.250 TOTALS3549459 TORONTO401002000„7110 TEXAS100002010„492 a-singledforPearceinthe6th.b-singled forRuainthe8th.c-poppedoutforTocci inthe8th. E„Andrus2(3).LOB„Toronto5,Texas11. 2B„Maile(3),Choo(3),Odor(2),Beltre (5),Rua(1).HR„Pearce(2),offHamels Morales(1),offHamelsGallo(3),offGarcia. RBIs„Pearce(3),Morales3(6),Pillar(3), Maile(4),Granderson(2),Choo(6),Andrus (4),Gallo2(8).S„Odor. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas5 (Choo,Andrus2,Gallo2).RISP„Toronto5 for7Texas3for8. GIDP„Smoak,Grichuk. DP„Texas2(Beltre,Gallo),(Beltre,Profar, Gallo). TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Garcia,W,1-05.15 332596 3.18 Clippard.20 001115 3.18 Loup.12000010 7.36 Tepera,H,310 112226 3.00 Oh.12000017 3.60 Osuna,S,4-41.10 000115 0.00 TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Hamels,L,1-25.18 752598 5.06 Martin.21 000111 3.60 Colon21 000429 1.12 Claudio11 000094.26 Inheritedrunners-scored„Tepera2-0,Oh 1-1,Osuna2-0,Martin1-1.HBP„Osuna (Odor). Umpires„Home,JimReynoldsFirst,Mike DiMuroSecond,JohnTumpaneThird,Mark Wegner. T„3:16.A„26,902(49,115).ORIOLES8,YANKEES7,12INN.BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mancini1b501012.231 Machadoss602101.310 Schoop2b611002.217 Jonescf613002.267 Valenciadh421212.167 b-Alvarezph-dh010010.250 Beckham3b612102.186 Santanderrf613301.207 Gentrylf613100.333 Josephc500013.087 TOTALS508168415 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnercf612002.238 Judgedh512022.289 Stantonrf700005.167 Walker2b621100.226 Austin1b522011.250 Andujar3b512210.150 Petersonlf602001.333 Rominec503311.400 Torreyesss301100.357 a-Gregoriusph-ss201010.375 TOTALS507167612 BALTIMORE011021200001„8162 NEWYORK500010100000„7161 a-”iedoutforTorreyesinthe7th.b-walked forValenciainthe12th. E„WrightJr.(1),Brach(1),Stanton (1).LOB„Baltimore10,NewYork14. 2B„Beckham(2),Austin(2),Torreyes (2),Gregorius(6).HR„Valencia(1),off MontgomerySantander(1),offGerman. RBIs„Machado(5),Valencia2(2),Beckham (3),Santander3(4),Gentry(1),Walker (3),Andujar2(3),Romine3(4),Torreyes (2).SB„Gentry2(3).CS„Judge(1). S„Gardner. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Baltimore6 (Machado2,Schoop,Valencia,Joseph2) NewYork7(Gardner2,Stanton2,Peterson, Torreyes,Gregorius).RISP„Baltimore4for 14NewYork6for20. Runnersmovedup„Joseph,Valencia, Mancini,Austin,Judge.LIDP„Stanton. GIDP„Mancini,Valencia,Judge. DP„Baltimore2(Beckham,Mancini), (Joseph,Beckham,Brach)NewYork2 (Torreyes,Walker,Austin),(Torreyes, Walker,Austin). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA WrightJr..255211397.94 Araujo2.110005345.87 Castro231111354.32 Scott1.221111325.40 ODay,BS,1-11.12 000222 0.00 Bleier,W,2-033 001142 1.04 Brach,S,.210 002121 3.18 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Montgomery4.110 442486 4.82 German2.23 3315 5310.12 Betances11 000219 4.50 Chapman10 000114 1.80 Shreve10000060.00 Robertson10 000011 5.40 Warren,L,0-112111337 4.91 Inheritedrunners-scored„Araujo2-0, ODay2-1. Umpires„Home,BenMayFirst,RonKulpa Second,EdHickoxThird,JerryMeals. T„4:48.A„37,096(54,251).BRAVES4,ROCKIES0ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf311011.231 Albies2b412200.244 F.Freeman1b301010.367 Suzukic400000.167 Markakisrf412101.324 Swansonss412101.382 Culberson3b400001.200 Bourjoslf400001.000 Newcombp300003.000 Carlep000000.000 S.Freemanp000000--c-Tuckerph100001.370 Vizcainop000000--TOTALS3448429 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b401001.289 Iannettac400002.346 Arenado3b402000.324 Storyss402001.211 Desmondlf300002.229 Parrarf300000.188 Valaika1b301001.071 Tauchmancf300001.000 Freelandp100001.333 a-McMahonph100001.000 Rusinp000000--b-Gonzalezph100000.250 Obergp000000--TOTALS31060010 ATLANTA000012100„480 COLORADO000000000„060 a-struckoutforFreelandinthe6th.bpoppedoutforRusininthe8th.c-struckout forS.Freemaninthe9th. LOB„Atlanta5,Colorado4.2B„Albies (3),F.Freeman(5),Valaika(1).HR„ Markakis(2),offFreelandSwanson(1),off FreelandAlbies(3),offRusin.RBIs„Albies2 (6),Markakis(7),Swanson(7).SB„Inciarte (2). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Atlanta3 (F.Freeman,Suzuki,Newcomb)Colorado3 (LeMahieu,Desmond,Parra).RISP„Atlanta 1for6Colorado0for6. Runnersmovedup„Desmond,Gonzalez. GIDP„Albies,Iannetta,Desmond. DP„Atlanta2(Newcomb,Albies, F.Freeman),(Swanson,Albies,F.Freeman) Colorado1(LeMahieu,Story,Valaika). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Newcomb,W,1-1650009894.35 Carle,H,11.11000091.17 S.Freeman.20000060.00 Vizcaino10000191.93 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Freeland,L,0-267 332594 5.56 Rusin21 110222 9.00 Oberg10 000211 2.08 Newcombpitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Carle2-0, S.Freeman1-0. Umpires„Home,TonyRandazzoFirst,Lance BarrettSecond,NicLentzThird,BillWelke. T„2:26.A„42,031(50,398).DIAMONDBACKS4,CARDINALS1ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Peraltalf412201.324 Marte2b401000.211 Goldschmidt1b400002.100 Pollockcf422101.343 Descalso3b400002.174 Avilac200001.111 a-C.Walkerph000010--Murphyc100000.182 Ahmedss301111.409 Dysonrf400000.150 T.Walkerp200001.000 Hiranop000000--b-Owingsph111000.423 Bradleyp000000--Boxbergerp000000--Totals3347429 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlerrf400000.132 Phamcf300010.257 Carpenter3b300012.179 Ozunalf401001.316 Martinez1b400000.313 Molinac311000.294 DeJongss300001.303 Wong2b302100.143 Weaverp201001.250 Lyonsp000000--Bowmanp000000--Leonep000000--Mayersp000000--c-Garciaph100001.000 Brebbiap000000--Totals3015126 ARIZONA000000130„470 ST.LOUIS000010000„150 a-walkedforAvilainthe7th.b-singledfor Hiranointhe8th.c-struckoutforMayers inthe8th. LOB„Arizona4,St.Louis4.HR„Peralta(2), offLeonePollock(1),offMayers.RBIs„ Peralta2(6),Pollock(6),Ahmed(8),Wong (1).SB„Pollock(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona2 (Pollock,Dyson)St.Louis1(Fowler).RISP„ Arizona1for5St.Louis1for3. Runnersmovedup„DeJong. GIDP„Martinez. DP„Arizona1(Descalso,Marte, Goldschmidt). ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA T.Walker63112385 3.27 Hirano,W,1-010 000111 1.69 Bradley,H,511 000116 1.35 Boxberger,S,4-411 000113 0.00 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Weaver6.131117971.59 Lyons,H,2.10 000165.40 Bwman,BS,1-1.110010155.06 Leone,L,0-202 220087.71 Mayers11110016 4.50 Garcia00000000.00 Brebbia10 000115 0.00 Leonepitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Lyons1-0, Bowman1-1. Umpires„Home,TimTimmonsFirst,Rob DrakeSecond,MikeMuchlinski;Third,Mike Winters. T„2:53.A„40,468(45,538).ANGELS6,ATHLETICS1OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Joycelf411101.235 Semienss401002.255 Lowrie2b301011.341 Davisdh400001.179 Olson1b300003.256 Chapman3b300001.375 Lucroyc200010.250 Piscottyrf300001.194 Smolinskicf300002.077 TOTALS29131212 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b411001.250 Troutcf322211.220 Uptonlf300101.282 Younglf000000.000 Pujolsdh411101.262 Calhounrf301110.195 Simmonsss401000.357 Valbuena1b400001.229 Maldonadoc300002.217 Schimpf3b221121.333 TOTALS3067648 Oakland000000001„130 LosAngeles20120100x„670 LOB„Oakland3,LosAngeles6.2B„Pujols (2).HR„Joyce(2),offPenaTrout(3),off GravemanSchimpf(1),offCoulombe.RBIs„ Joyce(4),Trout2(7),Upton(9),Pujols(4), Calhoun(4),Schimpf(1).SB„Trout(2). SF„Upton. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland2 (Olson2)LosAngeles2(Pujols,Valbuena). RISP„Oakland0for2LosAngeles2for6. Runnersmovedup„Davis.GIDP„Piscotty, Cozart. DP„Oakland1(Semien,Lowrie,Olson)Los Angeles1(Schimpf,Cozart,Valbuena). OaklandIPHRERBBSONPERA Graveman,L,0-231-3 5554384 9.45 Hendriks2-30 000011 3.00 Coulombe121101181.80 Petit10000110 4.26 Casilla20 000324 1.80 LosAngelesIPHRERBBSONPERA Ohtani,W,2-07100112912.08 Wood10001017 0.00 Pena12110020 9.00 Coulombepitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hendriks2-1. HBP„Graveman(Maldonado).PB„Lucroy (1). Umpires„Home,GerryDavisFirst,Mark CarlsonSecond,BrianKnightThird,Pat Hoberg. T„2:53.A„44,742(45,050).DODGERS2,GIANTS1,10INN.LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Taylorcf501000.205 Seagerss300021.206 Puigrf512000.205 K.Hernandez1b300010.130 Chargoisp000000.000 Cingranip000000--Fieldsp000000--d-Farmerph101100.182 Jansenp000000--Grandalc501002.321 Kemplf302101.273 Pedersonlf100000.133 Forsythe3b301010.156 Barnes2b200000.250 b-Utleyph-2b201001.300 Kershawp300000.286 Bellinger1b111000.273 TOTALS37210245 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jacksoncf401000.200 Panik2b400000.344 McCutchenrf400001.229 Hundleyc400002.100 Longoria3b402001.138 Sandoval1b400002.182 Pencelf412000.241 Tomlinsonss301001.333 Crawfordss100001.192 Blachp100000.250 a-G.Hernandezph101000.500 Gearrinp000000--Osichp000000--c-Poseyph101100.308 Stricklandp000000--Johnsonp000000--e-Beltph100001.292 TOTALS3618109 LOSANGELES0001000001„2100 SANFRAN.0000000100„180 a-singledforBlachinthe6th.b-singled forBarnesinthe7th.c-singledforOsich inthe8th.d-doubledforFieldsinthe10th. e-struckoutforJohnsoninthe10th. LOB„LosAngeles9,SanFrancisco5.2B„ Bellinger(1),Farmer(1),Longoria2(2). RBIs„Kemp(2),Farmer(1),Posey(3).SB„ Utley(2),Pence(1).CS„Taylor(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles3(Grandal2,Kershaw)San Francisco4(Panik,Sandoval,Pence,Belt). RISP„LosAngeles2for9SanFrancisco1 for8. Runnersmovedup„Jackson.LIDP„Panik. GIDP„Forsythe,Barnes,Jackson. DP„LosAngeles2(Puig,Seager),(Forsythe Utley,Bellinger)SanFrancisco2(Tomlinson Panik,Sandoval),(Longoria,Panik, Sandoval). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Kershaw76 110692 1.89 Chrgois,BS,1-1.21 000070.00 Cingrani.10 000020.00 Fields,W,1-010 000011 0.00 Jansen,S,1-211 000323 9.00 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Blach64 113181 4.11 Gearrin11 000122 0.00 Osich12 000113 4.50 Strickland11 000114 0.00 Johnson,L,0-112 111126 1.50 Kershawpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Chargois2-1, Cingrani1-0. Umpires„Home,BruceDreckmanFirst, ChadFairchildSecond,MikeEstabrook Third,AlfonsoMarquez. T„3:04.A 42,374(41,915).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSDiamondbacks4,Cardinals1: Arizonaopenedtheseasonwiththree straightserieswinsforthe“rsttime. Braves4,Rockies0: SeanNewcomb pitchedintotheseventhinning,Nick MarkakisandDansbySwansonhit back-to-backhomersandtheBraves beattheColoradoRockies. Indians3,Royals1: YanGomeshita tiebreakingtwo-runhomeroffBrandonMaurerintheninthinning. Dodgers2,Giants1,10innings: Cody Bellingerovercameaboutoffood poisoningtoscorethego-aheadrun inthe10thinning. Cubs3,Brewers0: JoseQuintana tossedsixinningsofthree-hitball. Pirates5,Reds0: JamesonTaillon earnedthe“rstshutoutofhiscareer. Marlins6,Phillies3: BrianAndersons tiebreakingtwo-rundoubleinthe eighthinningspoiledJakeArrietas debut. RedSox8,Rays7: AndrewBenintendihitatiebreakingRBIdoublein Bostonswildsix-runeighthinning. BlueJays7,Rangers4: StevePearce homeredonthe“rstpitchofthe gameandKendrysMoralesaddeda three-runshotinthe“rstinning. Orioles8,Yankees7,12innings: Baltimoreovercameanearly“ve-ru n de“cittoprevailin12innings. Angels6,Athletics1: ShoheiOhtani retiredthe“rst19battersand yieldedonehitoversevenshutout inningsinhishomepitchingdebut. Astros4,Padres1: CharlieMorton continuedtodominateandMax Stassihitathree-runhomer. Tigers1,WhiteSox0: MikeFiers combinedwithfourrelieversona three-hitter. Late N.Y.MetsatWashingtonTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghNova(R)0-16.101-12-116.24.86 ChicagoChatwood(R)2:20p0-11.500-10-06.01.50 AtlantaTeheran(R)0-010.132-03-125.03.24 WashingtonScherzer(R)7:05p1-11.641-12-232.24.41 CincinnatiReed(L)0-00.000-01-02.00.00 PhiladelphiaLively(R)7:05p0-12.490-10-00.00.00 MilwaukeeChacin(R)0-17.001-10-14.27.71 St.LouisMikolas(R)7:05p1-06.351-00-00.00.00 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)1-05.402-01-013.01.38 MiamiUrena(R)7:10p0-14.910-22-124.02.25 SanDiegoRichard(L)0-14.500-22-222.26.75 ColoradoGray(R)8:40p1-12.451-12-017.02.65 ArizonaGodley(R)1-01.291-00-14.110.38 SanFran.Holland(L)10:15p0-15.400-10-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TampaBayArcher(R)0-06.551-10-27.05.14 ChicagoGonzalez(R)2:10p0-19.000-10-00.00.00 DetroitLiriano(L)1-01.351-00-02.031.50 ClevelandKluber(R)6:10p0-12.400-23-131.13.73 TorontoHapp(L)1-15.401-10-317.23.06 BaltimoreBundy(R)7:05p0-00.691-12-019.00.95 LosAngelesRichards(R)1-05.061-10-15.03.60 TexasFister(R)8:05p1-13.121-10-16.04.50 HoustonVerlander(R)1-02.312-00-15.07.20 MinnesotaLynn(R)8:10p0-111.250-10-00.00.00 SeattleGonzales(L)1-04.261-00-04.011.25 KansasCityJunis(R)8:15p1-00.001-01-08.01.13 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees8,Baltimore3 Boston10,TampaBay3 Detroit6,ChicagoWhiteSox1 Seattle11,Minnesota4 KansasCity1,Cleveland0 Texas5,Toronto1 Oakland7,L.A.Angels3 NationalLeague N.Y.Mets3,Washington2 St.Louis5,Arizona3 ChicagoCubs5,Milwaukee2 Philadelphia20,Miami1 SanFrancisco7,L.A.Dodgers5,14 innings Cincinnati7,Pittsburgh4 Colorado3,Atlanta2,10innings Interleague Houston1,SanDiego0,10innings TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatChicagoWhiteSox, 2:10p.m. DetroitatCleveland,6:10p.m. TorontoatBaltimore,7:05p.m. N.Y.YankeesatBoston,7:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatTexas,8:05p.m. HoustonatMinnesota,8:10p.m. SeattleatKansasCity,8:15p.m. OaklandatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatWashington,7:05p.m. CincinnatiatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatMiami,7:10p.m. MilwaukeeatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. SanDiegoatColorado,8:40p.m. OaklandatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. ArizonaatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m.


The Sun / Monday, April 9, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 8 1 .889 „ Toronto 6 4 .600 2 New York 5 5 .500 3 Baltimore 4 6 .400 4 Tampa Bay 1 8 .111 7 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Minnesota 4 3 .571 „ Detroit 4 4 .500 Cleveland 4 5 .444 1 Chicago 3 5 .375 1 Kansas City 2 5 .286 2 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Houston 8 2 .800 „ Los Angeles 7 3 .700 1 Seattle 4 3 .571 2 Oakland 4 7 .364 4 Texas 4 7 .364 4Saturday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 Houston 1, San Diego 0, 10 innings Texas 5, Toronto 1 Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 3Sundays GamesBaltimore 8, N.Y. Yankees 7, 12 innings Boston 8, Tampa Bay 7 Cleveland 3, Kansas City 1 Detroit 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Houston 4, San Diego 1 Toronto 7, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 1 Seattle at Minnesota, ppd.Todays GamesTampa Bay (Archer 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Gonzalez 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 1-0) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 1-1) at Baltimore (Bundy 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0) at Texas (Fister 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Verlander 1-0) at Minnesota (Odorizzi 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Hernandez 1-1) at Kansas City (Junis 1-0), 8:15 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 6 1 .857 „ Atlanta 6 3 .667 1 Washington 4 4 .500 2 Philadelphia 3 5 .375 3 Miami 3 6 .333 4 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 7 2 .778 „ Chicago 5 4 .556 2 Milwaukee 5 5 .500 2 St. Louis 4 5 .444 3 Cincinnati 2 6 .250 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 7 2 .778 „ Colorado 5 5 .500 2 San Francisco 4 4 .500 2 Los Angeles 3 6 .333 4 San Diego 2 8 .200 5Saturdays GamesN.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 St. Louis 5, Arizona 3 Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2 Philadelphia 20, Miami 1 San Francisco 7, L.A. Dodgers 5, 14 innings Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 4 Houston 1, San Diego 0, 10 innings Colorado 3, Atlanta 2, 10 inningsSundays GamesMiami 6, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 0 Chicago Cubs 3, Milwaukee 0 Houston 4, San Diego 1 Arizona 4, St. Louis 1 Atlanta 4, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings N.Y. Mets at Washington, lateTodays GamesPittsburgh (Nova 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Chatwood 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Washington (Scherzer 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Reed 0-0) at Philadelphia (Lively 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 0-1) at St. Louis (Mikolas 1-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 1-0) at Miami (Urena 0-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 0-1) at Colorado (Gray 1-1), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Godley 1-0) at San Francisco (Holland 0-1), 10:15 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBAEASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Toronto 57 22 .722 „ x-Boston 54 26 .675 3 x-Philadelphia 50 30 .625 7 New York 28 52 .350 29 Brooklyn 27 53 .338 30 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 43 37 .538 „ x-Washington 42 38 .525 1 Charlotte 35 46 .432 8 Orlando 24 55 .304 18 Atlanta 24 57 .296 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Cleveland 49 31 .613 „ x-Indiana 48 33 .593 1 x-Milwaukee 43 37 .538 6 Detroit 38 42 .475 11 Chicago 27 53 .338 22WESTERN CONFERENCESOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB z-Houston 64 16 .800 „ San Antonio 46 34 .575 18 New Orleans 46 34 .575 18 Dallas 24 57 .296 40 Memphis 22 58 .275 42 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Portland 48 32 .600 „ Utah 46 33 .582 1 Oklahoma City 46 34 .575 2 Minnesota 45 35 .563 3 Denver 45 35 .563 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB y-Golden State 57 23 .713 „ L.A. Clippers 42 38 .525 15 L.A. Lakers 34 45 .430 22 Sacramento 26 54 .325 31 Phoenix 20 60 .250 37x-clinched playoff berth; y-won division; zclinched conferenceSaturdays GamesDenver 134, L.A. Clippers 115 Milwaukee 115, New York 102 Brooklyn 124, Chicago 96 New Orleans 126, Golden State 120 Oklahoma City 108, Houston 102 San Antonio 116, Portland 105Sundays GamesAtlanta 112, Boston 106 Indiana 123, Charlotte 117 Philadelphia 109, Dallas 97 Memphis 130, Detroit 117 Orlando at Toronto, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Golden State at Phoenix, lateToday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.Tuesdays GamesCharlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.PACERS 123, HORNETS 117INDIANA (123) Bogdanovic 4-11 5-5 13, T.Young 1-2 0-0 2, Turner 0-4 0-0 0, Collison 4-8 0-0 9, Oladipo 12-15 0-2 27, Robinson III 4-6 2-2 13, Booker 4-6 0-0 8, Sabonis 13-21 4-4 30, Joseph 5-7 1-2 13, Stephenson 3-13 2-3 8. Totals 50-93 14-18 123. CHARLOTTE (117) Kidd-Gilchrist 3-7 5-7 11, Williams 5-8 2-2 16, Howard 4-5 2-4 10, Walker 4-9 4-4 12, Batum 3-6 0-0 8, Kaminsky 3-11 2-2 9, Hernangomez 4-5 6-6 14, Paige 1-2 0-0 3, Monk 8-17 3-3 22, Stone 0-1 0-0 0, Lamb 5-9 2-2 12. Totals 40-80 26-30 117.INDIANA 31 39 25 28 „ 123 CHARLOTTE 25 32 24 36 „ 117 3-Point Goals„Indiana 9-25 (Oladipo 3-4, Robinson III 3-5, Joseph 2-3, Collison 1-2, Booker 0-1, Turner 0-1, Bogdanovic 0-3, Stephenson 0-6), Charlotte 11-30 (Williams 4-6, Monk 3-11, Batum 2-3, Paige 1-2, Kaminsky 1-4, Stone 0-1, Walker 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Indiana 39 (Stephenson 10), Charlotte 36 (Howard 12). Assists„Indiana 27 (Stephenson 10), Charlotte 27 (Kaminsky 6). Total Fouls„Indiana 22, Charlotte 17. A„16,629 (19,077).76ERS 109, MAVERICKS 97DALLAS (97) Barnes 9-25 1-3 21, Motley 2-6 0-0 4, Powell 4-9 3-6 13, Smith Jr. 9-19 1-2 20, Finney-Smith 4-8 0-0 10, McDermott 4-10 0-0 10, Kleber 5-8 0-0 11, Ferrell 2-8 1-2 6, Collinsworth 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 40-94 6-13 97. PHILADELPHIA (109) Covington 5-9 2-2 15, Saric 4-10 0-0 9, Johnson 3-3 0-1 6, Simmons 7-10 2-6 16, Redick 6-14 4-4 18, Ilyasova 5-10 0-0 11, Holmes 4-5 0-0 8, McConnell 0-0 0-0 0, Fultz 4-11 0-0 8, Belinelli 7-15 1-1 15, Korkmaz 0-2 0-0 0, Anderson 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 46-91 9-14 109.DALLAS 20 28 28 21 „ 97 PHILADELPHIA 28 33 24 24 „ 1093-Point Goals„Dallas 11-40 (Finney-Smith 2-4, Powell 2-5, McDermott 2-7, Barnes 2-9, Kleber 1-4, Ferrell 1-5, Smith Jr. 1-6), Philadelphia 8-27 (Covington 3-6, Redick 2-6, Anderson 1-2, Ilyasova 1-4, Saric 1-5, Korkmaz 0-1, Belinelli 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Dallas 43 (Powell, Kleber 10), Philadelphia 52 (Ilyasova 12). Assists„Dallas 24 (Smith Jr. 11), Philadelphia 32 (Simmons 9). Total Fouls„Dallas 9, Philadelphia 19. Technicals„Smith Jr.. A„20,846 (21,600).HAWKS 112, CELTICS 106ATLANTA (112) Prince 12-17 2-2 33, Collins 5-9 2-2 12, Dedmon 4-9 0-1 10, Lee 6-13 0-0 14, Bembry 4-9 2-2 11, Muscala 3-8 1-1 9, Plumlee 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 5-11 3-4 13, Dorsey 3-7 1-2 8, Cleveland 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 43-86 11-14 112. BOSTON (106) Tatum 8-12 2-3 19, Horford 5-11 4-4 16, Baynes 1-7 0-0 2, Rozier 4-9 0-0 10, Brown 5-10 2-5 12, Nader 0-2 0-0 0, Ojeleye 5-7 0-0 13, Monroe 7-8 3-4 17, Larkin 2-9 2-4 6, Gibson 1-2 0-0 2, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Bird 4-5 0-0 9. Totals 42-82 13-20 106.ATLANTA 24 25 27 36 „ 112 BOSTON 31 27 24 24 „ 1063-Point Goals„Atlanta 15-35 (Prince 7-8, Dedmon 2-3, Lee 2-5, Muscala 2-6, Bembry 1-3, Dorsey 1-4, Collins 0-2, Taylor 0-4), Boston 9-23 (Ojeleye 3-3, Horford 2-3, Rozier 2-5, Tatum 1-1, Bird 1-1, Gibson 0-1, Brown 0-2, Baynes 0-2, Larkin 0-5). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Atlanta 37 (Prince, Lee 8), Boston 41 (Rozier 8). Assists„Atlanta 23 (Taylor 6), Boston 33 (Rozier 9). Total Fouls„ Atlanta 19, Boston 18. A„18,624 (18,624).GRIZZLIES 130, PISTONS 117DETROIT (117) S.Johnson 3-11 1-2 9, Tolliver 5-10 5-7 19, Drummond 6-13 0-2 12, Jackson 2-9 7-7 13, Kennard 6-12 2-2 18, Ennis III 4-7 0-0 11, Ellenson 6-10 1-1 17, Moreland 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 4-12 0-0 11, Galloway 2-9 2-2 7. Totals 38-93 18-23 117. MEMPHIS (130) D.Brooks 5-12 11-14 22, Rabb 4-6 0-1 8, Gasol 8-16 1-1 20, Simmons 7-10 2-2 20, McLemore 5-6 0-1 13, Henry 2-4 0-0 4, O.Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, Davis 6-8 1-2 13, Chalmers 0-3 0-0 0, M.Brooks 9-14 3-3 25. Totals 48-83 18-24 130.DETROIT 22 34 28 33 „ 117 MEMPHIS 30 32 34 34 „ 1303-Point Goals„Detroit 23-47 (Kennard 4-4, Ellenson 4-6, Tolliver 4-7, Ennis III 3-5, Smith 3-8, Jackson 2-4, S.Johnson 2-5, Galloway 1-7, Drummond 0-1), Memphis 16-33 (M.Brooks 4-6, Simmons 4-7, McLemore 3-4, Gasol 3-6, O.Johnson 1-3, D.Brooks 1-4, Henry 0-1, Chalmers 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Detroit 38 (Drummond 18), Memphis 43 (Gasol 9). Assists„ Detroit 30 (Smith 11), Memphis 36 (Gasol 9). Total Fouls„Detroit 18, Memphis 18. A„16,044 (18,119).INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSThrough April 7: SCORING G FG FT PTS. AVG. Harden, HOU 71 645 618 2170 30.6 Davis, NOR 73 761 483 2060 28.2 James, CLE 80 846 377 2215 27.7 Antetokounmpo, MIL 74 737 487 2004 27.1 Lillard, POR 71 600 480 1901 26.8 Durant, GOL 66 619 353 1762 26.7 Westbrook, OKC 78 747 410 1999 25.6 Irving, BOS 60 534 232 1466 24.4 Aldridge, SAN 73 676 330 1709 23.4 DeRozan, TOR 78 633 452 1805 23.1 Oladipo, IND 74 628 294 1708 23.1 Embiid, PHL 63 510 359 1445 22.9 Beal, WAS 80 673 284 1825 22.8 Williams, LAC 79 582 432 1782 22.6 Walker, CHA 78 578 359 1743 22.3 Butler, MIN 57 424 344 1261 22.1 George, OKC 77 556 324 1667 21.6 McCollum, POR 79 654 204 1697 21.5 Grif“ n, DET 58 436 259 1242 21.4 Towns, MIN 80 616 341 1693 21.2 FG PERCENTAGE FG FGA PCT. Capela, HOU 436 667 .654 Jordan, LAC 366 568 .644 Harrell, LAC 334 519 .644 Adams, OKC 436 694 .628 Kanter, NYK 422 713 .592 Collins, ATL 304 526 .578 Gibson, MIN 419 725 .578 Favors, UTA 379 673 .563 Valanciunas, TOR 374 665 .562 Randle, LAL 489 877 .558 REBOUNDS G OFF DEF TOT AVG. Drummond, DET 77 391 838 1229 16.0 Jordan, LAC 75 323 824 1147 15.3 Howard, CHA 79 249 734 983 12.4 Towns, MIN 80 229 751 980 12.2 Davis, NOR 73 182 629 811 11.1 Kanter, NYK 71 273 507 780 11.0 Embiid, PHL 63 143 547 690 11.0 Capela, HOU 73 237 553 790 10.8 Jokic, DEN 73 191 582 773 10.6 Antetokounmpo, MIL 74 155 588 743 10.0 ASSISTS G AST AVG. Westbrook, OKC 78 788 10.1 James, CLE 80 734 9.2 Harden, HOU 71 620 8.7 Simmons, PHL 78 639 8.2 Rondo, NOR 63 511 8.1 Paul, HOU 57 451 7.9 Green, GOL 68 500 7.4 Teague, MIN 68 477 7.0 Lowry, TOR 75 512 6.8 Lillard, POR 71 468 6.6ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -164 Pittsburgh +154 at Philadelphia -129 Cincinnati +119 at Washington -240 Atlanta +220 at St. Louis -143 Milwaukee +133 New York -215 at Miami +195 at Colorado -197 San Diego +182 Arizona -135 at San Fran. +125American LeagueTampa Bay -133 at Chicago +123 at Cleveland -183 Detroit +168 at Baltimore -117 Toronto +107 at Texas Off Los Angeles Off Houston -165 at Minnesota +155 at Kansas City -117 Seattle +107NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Brooklyn 8 220 Chicago at Detroit Off Off Toronto at New York Off Off Cleveland Oklahoma City 2 214 at Miami at Minnesota Off Off Memphis at Milwaukee Off Off Orlando at San Antonio 13 199 Sacramento at Denver 4 218 Portland New Orleans 6 228 at LA Clippers Updated odds available at Pregame.comPRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA x-Tampa Bay 82 54 23 5 113 296 236 x-Boston 81 50 19 12 112 268 210 x-Toronto 82 49 26 7 105 277 232 Florida 81 43 30 8 94 244 244 Detroit 82 30 39 13 73 217 255 Montreal 82 29 40 13 71 209 264 Ottawa 82 28 43 11 67 221 291 Buffalo 82 25 45 12 62 199 280Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Washington 82 49 26 7 105 259 239 x-Pittsburgh 82 47 29 6 100 272 250 x-Philadelphia 82 42 26 14 98 251 243 x-Columbus 82 45 30 7 97 242 230 x-New Jersey 82 44 29 9 97 248 244 Carolina 82 36 35 11 83 228 256 N.Y. Islanders 82 35 37 10 80 264 296 N.Y. Rangers 82 34 39 9 77 231 268WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA z-Nashville 82 53 18 11 117 267 211 x-Winnipeg 82 52 20 10 114 277 218 x-Minnesota 82 45 26 11 101 253 232 x-Colorado 82 43 30 9 95 257 237 St. Louis 82 44 32 6 94 226 222 Dallas 82 42 32 8 92 235 225 Chicago 82 33 39 10 76 229 256Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA y-Vegas 82 51 24 7 109 272 228 x-Anaheim 82 44 25 13 101 235 216 x-San Jose 82 45 27 10 100 252 229 x-Los Angeles 82 45 29 8 98 239 203 Calgary 82 37 35 10 84 218 248 Edmonton 82 36 40 6 78 234 263 Vancouver 82 31 40 11 73 218 264 Arizona 82 29 41 12 70 208 256 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 playoffsSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 5, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Detroit 3, OT Washington 5, New Jersey 3 Winnipeg 4, Chicago 1 Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT Boston 5, Ottawa 2 Toronto 4, Montreal 2 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 Nashville 4, Columbus 2 Colorado 5, St. Louis 2 Anaheim 3, Arizona 0 Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2, SO Calgary 7, Vegas 1 Dallas 4, Los Angeles 2 Minnesota 6, San Jose 3Sundays GameFlorida at Boston, lateINDIVIDUAL STATISTICSThrough April 7:SCORING LEADERS GP G A PTS Connor McDavid, EDM 82 41 67 108 Claude Giroux, PHI 82 34 68 102 Nikita Kucherov, TB 80 39 61 100 Evgeni Malkin, PIT 78 42 56 98 Nathan MacKinnon, COL 74 39 58 97 Taylor Hall, NJ 76 39 54 93 Anze Kopitar, LA 82 35 57 92 Phil Kessel, PIT 82 34 58 92 Blake Wheeler, WPG 81 23 68 91 Sidney Crosby, PIT 82 29 60 89 Alex Ovechkin, WAS 82 49 38 87 Steven Stamkos, TB 78 27 59 86 Brad Marchand, BOS 67 34 51 85 Mathew Barzal, NYI 82 22 63 85 Jakub Voracek, PHI 82 20 65 85ECHLAll Times EasternEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GAx-Adirondack 72 41 24 3 4 89 233 221 x-Manchester 72 41 25 3 3 88 257 214 x-Reading 72 39 24 9 0 87 232 199 x-Worcester 72 37 27 4 4 82 194 193 Wheeling 72 35 28 8 1 79 248 245 Brampton 72 28 34 6 4 66 210 245South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA z-Florida 72 53 13 2 4 112 261 171 x-South Carolina 72 48 16 7 1 104 214 153 x-Orlando 72 33 30 6 3 75 212 228 x-Atlanta 72 32 35 2 3 69 205 229 Jacksonville 72 26 39 4 3 59 203 246 Norfolk 72 26 39 6 1 59 211 269 Greenville 72 24 40 7 1 56 202 284Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GAy-Toledo 72 50 17 3 2 105 242 170 x-Fort Wayne 72 46 20 5 1 98 290 216 x-Cincinnati 72 39 30 3 0 81 226 220 Indy 72 36 30 5 1 78 242 248 Kalamazoo 72 34 31 4 3 75 251 251 Kansas City 72 34 32 4 2 74 204 223 Quad City 72 25 42 4 1 55 196 295Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GAy-Colorado 72 48 18 4 2 102 265 214 x-Idaho 72 44 20 5 3 96 244 188 x-Allen 72 35 29 6 2 78 235 232 x-Wichita 72 34 30 6 2 76 222 235 Tulsa 72 31 29 3 9 74 214 233 Utah 72 28 29 9 6 71 230 256 Rapid City 72 25 41 3 3 56 203 268 x-Clinched Playoff Spot y-Clinched Division NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.Saturdays GamesWorcester 3, Manchester 2 Brampton 2, Kalamazoo 1 Reading 5, Norfolk 2 Florida 4, Jacksonville 1 Greenville 4, Atlanta 0 South Carolina 2, Orlando 1 Wheeling 7, Fort Wayne 3 Toledo 5, Indy 4, OT Quad City 4, Cincinnati 3 Idaho 4, Allen 2 Rapid City 9, Tulsa 6 Utah 2, Kansas City 0 Colorado 5, Wichita 1Sundays GamesAdirondack 6, Brampton 2 Manchester 2, Worcester 0 Indy 2, Kalamazoo 1 Fort Wayne 6, Cincinnati 3 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games No games scheduledAHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Lehigh Valley 74 45 19 5 5 100 253 215 x-WB/Scranton 73 43 22 6 2 94 245 217 x-Providence 73 43 25 3 2 91 219 180 x-Charlotte 74 44 26 1 3 92 253 208 Bridgeport 73 36 29 5 3 80 202 203 Hartford 73 32 32 6 3 73 202 247 Spring“ eld 72 31 34 5 2 69 204 221 Hershey 74 29 36 4 5 67 197 245 North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA y-Toronto 73 51 18 2 2 106 240 162 x-Syracuse 72 44 20 3 5 96 227 180 x-Rochester 73 35 21 11 6 87 224 214 x-Utica 73 37 25 7 4 85 205 208 Belleville 73 28 40 2 3 61 184 255 Binghamton 72 24 37 7 4 59 183 235 Laval 74 24 40 7 3 58 201 271 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Chicago 72 39 22 7 4 89 228 194 x-Manitoba 73 40 25 4 4 88 245 194 x-Grand Rapids 73 40 25 1 7 88 223 201 Rockford 73 39 26 4 4 86 226 220 Milwaukee 72 37 30 4 1 79 208 222 Iowa 72 31 26 9 6 77 220 236 Cleveland 73 24 39 7 3 58 183 247 Paci“ c Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Tucson 65 39 20 5 1 84 201 168 x-Ontario 65 36 22 4 3 79 194 178 San Diego 65 36 25 3 1 76 197 184 x-Texas 73 36 24 8 5 85 213 223 Stockton 65 32 27 2 4 70 199 197 San Jose 65 31 26 4 4 70 178 193 Bakers“ eld 65 30 25 9 1 70 179 199 San Antonio 73 34 29 10 0 78 190 206 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 pointsSaturdays GamesSan Jose 7, Stockton 3 Charlotte 7, Hershey 3 Providence 4, Bridgeport 2 Hartford 3, Lehigh Valley 2, OT Syracuse 1, Utica 0 Belleville 3, Laval 2, SO WB/Scranton 7, Binghamton 4 Rochester 6, Toronto 5, OT Chicago 5, Milwaukee 1 Texas 4, Rockford 3 San Diego 3, Ontario 2 Grand Rapids 4, Tucson 1Sundays GamesCharlotte 3, Hershey 1 WB/Scranton 5, Bridgeport 2 San Antonio 4, Cleveland 3 Bakers“ eld 4, Manitoba 3 Lehigh Valley 6, Providence 3 Iowa at Milwaukee, late Spring“ eld at Hartford, late Binghamton at Syracuse, late Todays GamesNone scheduledTuesdays GamesChicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Rockford at Iowa, 8 p.m.GOLFTHE MASTERSSaturday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)Third RoundPatrick Reed 69-66-67„202 Rory McIlroy 69-71-65„205 Rickie Fowler 70-72-65„207 Jon Rahm 75-68-65„208 Henrik Stenson 69-70-70„209 Tommy Fleetwood 72-72-66„210 Bubba Watson 73-69-68„210 Marc Leishman 70-67-73„210 Justin Thomas 74-67-70„211 Jordan Spieth 66-74-71„211 Dustin Johnson 73-68-71„212 Cameron Smith 71-72-70„213 Justin Rose 72-70-71„213 Louis Oosthuizen 71-71-71„213 Jason Day 75-71-69„215 Jimmy Walker 73-71-71„215 Bernd Wiesberger 70-73-72„215 Matt Kuchar 68-75-72„215 Charley Hoffman 69-73-73„215 Tony Finau 68-74-73„215 Matthew Fitzpatrick 75-74-67„216 Si Woo Kim 75-73-68„216 Kevin Kisner 72-75-69„216 Francesco Molinari 72-74-70„216 Satoshi Kodaira 71-74-71„216 Russell Henley 73-72-71„216 Adam Hadwin 69-75-72„216 Hideki Matsuyama 73-71-72„216 Haotong Li 69-76-72„217 Paul Casey 74-75-69„218 Adam Scott 75-73-70„218 Daniel Berger 73-74-71„218 Ryan Moore 74-72-72„218 Jhonattan Vegas 77-69-72„218 Zach Johnson 70-74-74„218 Webb Simpson 76-73-70„219 Bernhard Langer 74-74-71„219 Fred Couples 72-74-73„219 Rafa Cabrera Bello 69-76-74„219 Tiger Woods 73-75-72„220 Bryson DeChambeau 74-74-72„220 Branden Grace 73-73-74„220 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 79-70-72„221 Xander Schauffele 71-78-72„221 Martin Kaymer 74-73-74„221 Kyle Stanley 72-74-75„221 Tyrrell Hatton 74-75-73„222 a-Doug Ghim 72-76-74„222 Chez Reavie 76-71-75„222 Phil Mickelson 70-79-74„223 Ian Poulter 74-75-74„223 Brian Harman 73-74-76„223 Vijay Singh 71-74-79„224MASTERS CHAMPIONSx-won playoff 2018 „ Patrick Reed 2017 „ Sergio Garcia 2016 „ Danny Willett 2015 „ Jordan Spieth 2014 „ Bubba Watson 2013 „ x-Adam Scott 2012 „ x-Bubba Watson 2011 „ Charl Schwartzel 2010 „ Phil Mickelson 2009 „ x-Angel Cabrera 2008 „ Trevor Immelman 2007 „ Zach Johnson 2006 „ Phil Mickelson 2005 „ x-Tiger Woods 2004 „ Phil Mickelson 2003 „ x-Mike Weir 2002 „ Tiger Woods 2001 „ Tiger Woods 2000 „ Vijay Singh 1999 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1998 „ Mark OMeara 1997 „ Tiger Woods 1996 „ Nick Faldo 1995 „ Ben Crenshaw 1994 „ Jose Maria Olazabal 1993 „ Bernhard Langer 1992 „ Fred Couples 1991 „ Ian Woosnam 1990 „ x-Nick Faldo 1989 „ x-Nick Faldo 1988 „ Sandy Lyle 1987 „ x-Larry Mize 1986 „ Jack Nicklaus 1985 „ Bernhard Langer 1984 „ Ben Crenshaw 1983 „ Seve Ballesteros 1982 „ x-Craig Stadler 1981 „ Tom Watson 1980 „ Seve Ballesteros 1979 „ x-Fuzzy Zoeller 1978 „ Gary Player 1977 „ Tom Watson 1976 „ Raymond Floyd 1975 „ Jack Nicklaus 1974 „ Gary Player 1973 „ Tommy Aaron 1972 „ Jack Nicklaus 1971 „ Charles Coody 1970 „ x-Billy Casper 1969 „ George Archer 1968 „ Bob Goalby 1967 „ Gay Brewer Jr. 1966 „ x-Jack Nicklaus 1965 „ Jack Nicklaus 1964 „ Arnold Palmer 1963 „ Jack Nicklaus 1962 „ x-Arnold Palmer 1961 „ Gary Player 1960 „ Arnold Palmer 1959 „ Art Wall Jr. 1958 „ Arnold Palmer 1957 „ Doug Ford 1956 „ Jack Burke Jr. 1955 „ Cary Middlecoff 1954 „ x-Sam Snead 1953 „ Ben Hogan 1952 „ Sam Snead 1951 „ Ben Hogan 1950 „ Jimmy Demaret 1949 „ Sam Snead 1948 „ Claude Harmon 1947 „ Jimmy Demaret 1946 „ Herman Keiser 1945 „ No tournament, WWII 1944 „ No tournament, WWII 1943 „ No tournament, WWII 1942 „ x-Byron Nelson 1941 „ Craig Wood 1940 „ Jimmy Demaret 1939 „ Ralph Guldahl 1938 „ Henry Picard 1937 „ Byron Nelson 1936 „ Horton Smith 1935 „ x-Gene Sarazen 1934 „ Horton SmithAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPOREILLY AUTO PARTS 500Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.5 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 334 laps, 0 rating, 59 points. 2. (2) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 334, 0, 45. 3. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 38. 4. (21) Erik Jones, Toyota, 334, 0, 41. 5. (4) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 334, 0, 32. 6. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 334, 0, 46. 7. (1) Kurt Busch, Ford, 334, 0, 47. 8. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 29. 9. (3) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 334, 0, 39. 10. (33) William Byron, Chevrolet, 334, 0, 27. 11. (20) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 333, 0, 33. 12. (13) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 333, 0, 25. 13. (23) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 332, 0, 24. 14. (27) Michael McDowell, Ford, 332, 0, 23. 15. (18) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 331, 0, 22. 16. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 329, 0, 21. 17. (28) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 328, 0, 20. 18. (31) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 325, 0, 0. 19. (34) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 324, 0, 18. 20. (32) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 322, 0, 17. 21. (35) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 321, 0, 16. 22. (36) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 319, 0, 15. 23. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 317, 0, 14. 24. (22) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, engine, 316, 0, 13. 25. (26) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, suspension, 315, 0, 15. 26. (17) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 304, 0, 11. 27. (25) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 303, 0, 10. 28. (16) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 294, 0, 9. 29. (14) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 290, 0, 8. 30. (19) Paul Menard, Ford, accident, 215, 0, 7. 31. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, overheating, 209, 0, 6. 32. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 178, 0, 6. 33. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, accident, 178, 0, 11. 34. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 177, 0, 5. 35. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, accident, 175, 0, 2. 36. (10) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 126, 0, 7. 37. (6) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, accident, 80, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 141.720 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 32 minutes, 7 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.300 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 48 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 0; K.Harvick 1-43; D.Hamlin 44-55; K.Harvick 56-86; Ky.Busch 87-116; K.Harvick 117-129; Ku.Busch 130-166; Ky.Busch 167-172; Ku.Busch 173; E.Jones 174231; Ku.Busch 232-233; W.Byron 234; E.Jones 235-240; Ky.Busch 241-290; C.Elliott 291-294; R.Stenhouse 295-304; Ky.Busch 305-334 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 4 times for 112 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 84 laps; E.Jones, 2 times for 62 laps; Ku.Busch, 4 times for 37 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 11 laps; R.Stenhouse, 1 time for 9 laps; C.Elliott, 1 time for 3 laps; W.Byron, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: K.Harvick, 3; C.Bowyer, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; A.Dillon, 1; M.Truex, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. Ky.Busch, 316; 2. J.Logano, 278; 3. R.Blaney, 265; 4. K.Harvick, 257; 5. M.Truex, 250; 6. C.Bowyer, 249; 7. B.Keselowski, 237; 8. Ku.Busch, 224; 9. D.Hamlin, 222; 10. K.Larson, 202; 11. E.Jones, 193; 12. A.Almirola, 177; 13. A.Dillon, 159; 14. A.Bowman, 154; 15. C.Elliott, 148; 16. P.Menard, 146.NASCAR 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 PRIXSaturday night at ISM Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. 1. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 147.395 mph running 2. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 147.325 running 3. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 147.313 running 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 147.305 running 5. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 147.301 running 6. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 147.173 running 7. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 147.172 running 8. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 147.163 running 9. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 147.156 running 10. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 147.152 running 11. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 147.137 running 12. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 146.556 running 13. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 146.535 running 14. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 146.512 running 15. (88) Gabby Chavez, Chevrolet, 146.466 running 16. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 146.455 running 17. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 145.901 running 18. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 145.274 running 19. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 141.732 running 20. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 154.268 contact running 21. (32) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 144.511 contact 22. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 150.811 contact 23. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 164.839 contactRace StatisticsTime of Race: 01:44:00.3552. Average Speed: 147.395 Lead Changes: 12 Caution Laps: 24 Fastest Lap: 178.368 mph (20.6270 sec) Sebastien Bourdais Fastest Leader Lap: 178.368 mph (20.6270 sec) Sebastien BourdaisFORMULA ONEBAHRAIN GRAND PRIXSunday at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain Lap length: 3.36 miles (191.6 total) 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 57 laps, 1:32:01.94. 2. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 57, +0.699 seconds behind. 3. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 57, +6.512. 4. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 57, +62.234. 5. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 57, +75.046. 6. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 57, +99.024. 7. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 56, +1 lap. 8. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 56, +1 lap. 9. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 56, +1 lap. 10. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 56, +1 lap. 11. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 56, +1 lap. 12. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 56, +1 lap. 13. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 56, +1 la p 14. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 56, +1 lap. 15. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 56, +1 lap. 16. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 56, +1 lap. 17. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 56, +1 lap.Not classi“ edKimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 35. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 3. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1.Driver Standings1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 50 points. 2. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 33. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 22. 4. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 16. 5. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 15. 6. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 14. 7. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 12. 8. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 12. 9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Den Haas Ferrari, 10. 10. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 8. 11. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 6. 12. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 2. 13. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1. 14. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1.Constructor Standings1. Ferrari, 65. 2. Mercedes, 55. 3. McLaren Renault, 22. 4. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 20. 5. Renault, 15. 6. Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 12. 7. Haas Ferrari, 10. 8. Sauber Ferrari, 2. 9. Force India Mercedes, 1.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGFOUR-WIDE NATIONALSSaturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Tony Schumacher, 3.765 seconds, 328.46 mph vs. 16. Steven Chrisman, 12.555, 35.31 vs. 8. Scott Palmer, 3.815, 322.73 vs. 9. Terry McMillen, 3.819, 319.52. 2. Antron Brown, 3.772, 324.83 vs. 15. Terry Totten, 4.267, 235.27 vs. 7. Leah Pritchett, 3.798, 323.35 vs. 10. Mike Salinas, 3.820, 308.43. 3. Brittany Force, 3.773, 324.05 vs. 14. Terry Haddock, 4.025, 272.45 vs. 6. Doug Kalitta, 3.786, 320.58 vs. 11. Richie Crampton, 3.829, 313.66. 4. Billy Torrence, 3.776, 325.06 vs. 13. Clay Millican, 3.987, 236.46 vs. 5. Steve Torrence, 3.783, 326.63 vs. 12. Troy Buff, 3.931, 283.37.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.927, 326.40 vs. 16. Jim Campbell, Dodge Charger, 4.137, 303.03 vs. 8. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 3.993, 316.23 vs. 9. Jonnie Lindberg, Camry, 3.998, 311.05. 2. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 3.932, 318.84 vs. 15. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.048, 312.93 vs. 7. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.987, 322.96 vs. 10. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.000, 318.02. 3. J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.952, 319.67 vs. 14. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.040, 304.87 vs. 6. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 3.968, 320.51 vs. 11. John Force, Camaro, 4.018, 314.39. 4. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.953, 321.50 vs. 13. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.028, 310.05 vs. 5. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.963, 321.42 vs. 12. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.021, 306.26. Did Not Qualify: 17. Jeff Diehl, 4.153, 303.91. 18. Jeff Arend, 4.202, 288.83. 19. Bob Bode, 4.244, 239.27. 20. Phil Burkart, 4.260, 288.52.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.669, 206.45 vs. 16. Joey Grose, Camaro, 6.916, 201.28 vs. 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.718, 204.88 vs. 9. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.721, 204.35. 2. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.681, 205.63 vs. 15. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.844, 202.76 vs. 7. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.710, 204.94 vs. 10. Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.722, 205.51. 3. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.702, 205.32 vs. 14. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.797, 203.25 vs. 6. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.709, 204.63 vs. 11. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.724, 205.51. 4. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.704, 205.72 vs. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.752, 204.05 vs. 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.705, 205.10 vs. 12. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.734, 205.38.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk (IL) BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned RHP Marcus Walden to Pawtucket (IL). Reinstated LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Pomeranz to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Selected the contract of RHP Bruce Rondon from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Placed OF Lonnie Chisenhall on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Tyler Naquin from the 10-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS „ Optioned RHP Warwick Saupold to Toledo (IL). Reinstated RHP Mike Fiers from the 10-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned RHP James Hoyt to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed RHP JC Ramirez on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHPs Felix Pena and Eduardo Paredes from Salt Lake. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed OF Boog Powell on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled OF Mark Canha from Nashville (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Sent RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Modesto (Cal) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Matt Koch to Reno (PCL). Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno. Sent RHP Randall Delgado to Visalia (Cal) for a rehab assignment. Signed LHP Bobby Sexton. ATLANTA BRAVES „ Sent RHP Chase Whitley to Florida (FSL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Reinstated RHP Josh Fields from paternity leave. MIAMI MARLINS „ Designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Tyler Cloyd from New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Placed OF Christian Yelich on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Optioned RHP Brandon Woodruff to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHPs J.J. Hoover and Taylor Williams from Colorado Springs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Clearwater (FSL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed LHP Ryan Sherriff on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to Palm Beach (Cal) for a rehab assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Sent LHP Matt Strahm to San Antonio (TL) for a rehab assignment.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNBA „ Fined Washington F Markieff Morris $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments toward a game of“ cial.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueTENNESSEE TITANS „ Agreed to terms with DL Bennie Logan.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Assigned C Dylan Strome and D Trevor Murphy, Dakota Mermis and Joel Hanley to Tucson (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES „ Assigned Fs Nicholas Baptiste, Alexander Nylander and Kevin Porter; D Brendan Guhle, Casey Nelson and Matt Tennyson; and Gs Linus Ullmark and Adam Wilcox to Rochester (AHL). CALGARY FLAMES „ Assigned F Spencer Foo, D Rasmus Andersson and G Jon Gillies to Stockton (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS „ Assigned Gs Jeff Glass and J-F Berube and Fs John Hayden, David Kampf, Andreas Martinsen and Victor Ejdsell to Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS „ Assigned G Jared Coreau to Grand Rapids (AHL).American Hockey LeagueBRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS „ Agreed to terms with D David Quenneville on an amateur tryout agreement. CHICAGO WOLVES „ Recalled D Dmitri Osipov from Quad City (ECHL).


By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated PressMILWAUKEE „ Chri stian Yelich took some swings in the batting cage but his right oblique was still sore. So the Milwaukee Brewers placed him on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday, four days after one of their prized offseason acquisitions got hurt during a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The move was retroactive to Thursday. The fact I dont remember doing it on a specific swing is probably good news,Ž Yelich said before the Brewers 3-0 loss to the Cubs. Discomfort kind of grew, and as a precaution, to make sure it wasnt worse, we kind of toned it back a little bit. Its really frustrating, you know? Thats the biggest thing.Ž Right-hander Taylor Wiliams was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Yelichs roster spot. Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich reported soreness after hitting over the weekend. So we did an MRI, the MRI is clean,Ž Counsell said. Theres certainly a possibility its (only) 10 days.Ž The outfielder, acquired from Miami, was hitting .385 with one homer and five RBIs. Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, who returned to Brewers as a free agent after seven seasons in Kansas City, came to Milwaukee on back-toback days in January. Yelich said he did not suffer a setback. We were trying to push it to make it in the time frame to stay off the DL, and it just wasnt happening. So take the extra time, get it right, and hopefully be good to go soon,Ž he said. The Brewers are well prepared to withstand a short-term injury to one of their core players. Stocked with outfield depth, Milwaukee can give more playing time to slugger Domingo Santana. Jesus Aguilar also could get more time at first base, too, with starter Eric Thames able to play the outfield. Were going to miss (Yelichs) left-handed bat, I think thats the big thing,Ž Counsell said. But were equipped that way roster-wise obviously have another really capable player get some playing time.Ž Page 6 SP Monday, April 9, 2018 / The Sun adno=50534109the last hole to leave Reed no room for error. Reed never flinched throughout a raucous afternoon at Augusta National. Clinging to a oneshot lead, his 25-foot putt down the slippery slope on the 18th green ran 3 feet by the hole as Reed pressed down both hands, begging it to stop. From there, the 27-year-old Texan calmly rolled in the par putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory. To have to par the last hole to win my first major, it definitely felt right,Ž Reed said from Butler cabin, right before Sergio Garcia helped him into a green jacket. The loudest cheers were for everyone else. Reed earned their respect with two big birdie putts on the back nine, one crucial par putt and plenty of grit. He also had a little luck when his 80-foot putt across the 17th green hit the hole, keeping it only 6 feet away. He made that for par to stay in control. Reed won for the sixth time in his PGA Tour career, though he was best known for the trophies he shared at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. He is ferocious in match play, especially the team variety, and his singles victory over McIlroy at Hazeltine in the 2016 Ryder Cup led to the nickname of Captain America. Captain America is now the Masters champion. Hes not scared. I think you guys have seen that previous from the Ryder Cups and the way he plays,Ž said Fowler, who closed with a 67. He wont back down. I dont necessarily see him as someone that backs up and will let you come back into the tournament. You have to go catch him.Ž Fowler did his best with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, and an 8-foot birdie on the final hole. It still wasnt enough. Fowler was runner-up for the third time in a major. He left the scoring cabin when Reed tapped in for par. Glad I at least made the last one, make him earn it,Ž Fowler said with a grin as he waited to greet the newest major champion. You had to do it didnt you?Ž Reed told him as they exchanged a hug. You had to birdie the last.Ž Spieth put up the most unlikely fight and was on the verge of the greatest comeback in Masters history. He started nine shots behind going into the final round, and was inches away on two shots from a chance at another green jacket. His tee shot on the 18th clipped the last branch in his way, dropping his ball some 267 yards from the green. His 8-foot par putt for a record-tying 63 narrowly missed on the right. He had to settle for a 64. I think Ive proven to myself and to others that you never give up,Ž Spieth said. I started the round nine shots back and I came out with the idea of just playing the golf course and having a lot of fun doing it and try to shoot a low round and finish the tournament strong and see what happens, if something crazy happens.Ž McIlroy, meanwhile, will have to wait another year for a shot at the career Grand Slam. Trailing by three shots to start the final round, he closed to within one shot after two holes. That was as close as he came. McIlroys putter betrayed him, and he was never a factor on the back nine. He closed with a 74 and tied for fifth. The gallery was clearly behind McIlroy, even though Reed led Augusta State to a pair of NCAA titles and briefly lived in Augusta. He was met with polite applause on the first tee. The throaty cheer was for McIlroy, and it looked as though the 28-year-old from Northern Ireland atone himself from shooting 80 in the final round and losing a four-shot lead. Reed scrambled for a bogey on the opening hole. He failed to get up-and-down from a bunker on the par-5 second as McIlroy had a 4-foot eagle putt to tie for the lead. McIlroy missed badly, a sign of what would to come. He missed four putts inside 10 feet on the front nine, and he missed a 3-foot par on the 14th. Different about this victory for Reed was the fuchsia shirt he wore as part of a Nike script. Reed always wears black pants and a red shirt because thats what Tiger Woods does, and Reed has long modeled his mental game after Woods. Be stubborn,Ž he once said about learning by watching Woods.Assosiated PressBOSTON „ Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sundays game against Tampa Bay in the seventh inning after injuring his left ankle while sliding into the Rays dugout. Bogaerts was covering third base and chasing his own mishandling of a ball relayed by J.D. Martinez when he got hurt. He needed help to get off the field and walked with a noticeable limp. He was replaced by Brock Holt. Manager Alex Cora said he expected to know more about the severity of the injury on Monday. Further evaluation tomorrow,Ž Cora said. Well know tomorrow after all the tests and everything.Ž Bogaerts went 1 for 3 as Boston beat Tampa Bay 8-7 for its eighth straight win. He is hitting .368 (14 of 38) this season with two homers and nine RBIs. Holt said hes prepared to step in at shortstop if Bogaerts has to miss any time. I feel comfortable at shortstop, second base, third base „ pretty much anywhere,Ž Holt said. Its a tough team to crack the lineup. I hate to see (Bogaerts) get injured there, especially with his spot coming up there (in the eighth inning) in a big spot. But I feel like I can step in and do a good job.Ž Boston opens a threegame series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.MLB: RaysBostons Xander Bogaerts hurts ankle against RaysAP PHOTOBoston Red Soxs Xander Bogaerts, left, is assisted as he leaves the field in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Boston. Associated PressST. LOUIS„ Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons during the second inning of the Diamondbacks game at the St. Louis Cardinals. Lovullo was disputing a called third strike on A.J. Pollock on Sunday and got into a shouting match with St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina during the argument with Timmons. Molina appeared to lunge at Lovullo and make contact as both benches emptied. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny stepped in between Molina and Lovullo.AP PHOTOArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, left, argues with home plate umpire Tim Timmons after being ejected by Timmons during the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 8, 2018, in St. Louis. MLB: DiamondbacksDiamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo ejected vs Cardinals AP PHOTOPatrick Reed reacts to his birdie on the 12th hole during the fourth round at the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. MASTERSFrom Page 1Brewers place Yelich on DL w ith right oblique injuryAP PHOTOMilwaukee Brewers Christian Yelich watches his game tying solo home run off of St. Louis Cardinals Dominic Leon during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. MLB: Brewers