AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 105 | $1.25 Good Morning To Ellen Weber Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com Sunday, April 15, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds ....................... D4-D5 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A6 Viewpoints ............................. A7 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE AVON PARK Â„ What started more than 70 years ago in a World War II Army barracks with one teacher and two students continues today as Walker Memorial Academy. The establishment of the Adventist Christian School is tied to another significant event of the time Â„ the opening of Walker Memorial Sanitarium & Hospital in January 1948. The program from a Walker Memorial Academy Alumni Sabbath in 2013 offered a summary of Charles H. WalkerÂs efforts to establish a community hospital, which led to the start of the school. The former Highlands Lake Hotel on Lake Lillian, which was built in the 1920s, Walker Memorial AcademyBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER Courtesy photoA view of the front of Walker Memorial Academy prior to the installation of a security fence. 1947 2018 SEBRING Â„ A clinic with nurse practitioners caring for patients opened last week in Sebring. 1st Choice Primary Care, which is owned by Wade Smith, opened Wednesday, April, 11. The clinic is at 3324 Commerce Center Lane, and its telephone number is 658-2563. Clinic hours will initially be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The plan is to eventually be open until 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Smith also wants to have hours on Saturday and Sunday, allowing people to be able to access their health care seven days a week. Nursing-staff operated health clinic opensBy BILL ROGERSCORRESPONDENTReportedly the first one in Highlands CountySEBRING Â„ Sun Ân LakeÂs board of supervisors voted Friday to move forward with Highlands CountyÂs Â“rst public dog park, despite objections from nearby residents. Supervisors voted 3-2 to remove a hold put on the project, with the majority favoring the original location on Edgewater Drive and the minority backing consideration of a site near Crown Pointe Assisted Living. If the board had wanted to vote on alternative sites, it would have needed to wait until its next meeting because the item was only on the agenda for discussion. Tanya Cannady, general manager, said that work on fencing for the dog park is scheduled to begin in May. The board had approved the dog park in January, but put it on hold last month after residents asked for consideration of other sites. But Board Chairman Mark Camp urged the board to use the original site. Camp said the district chose a location, completed the design and held public hearings. Email blasts were sent out and public meetings were publicized. Yet, he said, no one came forward objecting to the location. Agnes Snowball, a resident who objects to the location, disagreed that the notices sufÂ“ced. When residents looked at the meeting minutes, ÂThese items were buried. When it came to the stage we knew about it; it was a done deal.ÂŽ Cannaday had presented two possible alternatives. One option would have been district-owned land near Crown Pointe. Cannaday said site prep would cost more and some parking spaces would have been lost, although other Sun Ân Lake moves forward with dog parkBy JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITER 1947-48 brought a new school and hospital named in memory of a citrus leaderCelebrating 70 yearsSEVENTY | 11The schoolÂs year book from its 60th year included a timeline: Â€ 1949 the school relocated to a renovated country club across Lake Lillian. Â€ Enrollment reaches eight by 1957 with two teachers. Â€ 1962 seven acres were purchased on Avon Boulevard and a three-room school was built. Â€ 1968 Gymnasium constructed along with kitchen and stage. Â€ 1969 Classroom speciÂ“cally built for science class. Â€ In the late 1970s at the dedication of the new buildings, the name of the school changed to Highlands Lakes Junior Academy. Â€ 1980 Name changed back to Walker Memorial Junior Academy Â€ 1982 Kindergarten curriculum initiated. Â€ 1984 An 8,000 square-foot building completed to house K-6 elementary classrooms. Building also housed bathrooms and administrative ofÂ“ces. Facade of school refurnished and space by science room was enclosed to create another classroom. Â€ 1994 Interior of gymnasium refurbished and air conditioner installed. Â€ 1995 New wing encompasses 8,500 square feet of space devoted to a larger computer lab, a music room, a multimedia center/library and multipurpose room, which eventually became a classroom. Â€ 2000 Another name change, Walker Memorial Academy, comes about as grade 11 added through distance learning. Â€ 2001 Grade 12 (distance learning) is added and Â“ve seniors (Class of 2002) graduate. Â€ 2006 Pre-kindergarten classes begin. Currently the school has an enrollment of 218 in grades K-12 and the school now has open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. Walker Memorial Academy is a non-proÂ“t Christian Seventh-day Adventist School, 1525 W. Avon Blvd, Avon Park. Online at: www.wmaeagles.org.The schoolÂs year book from its 60th year included a timeline Walker Memorial Academy started with four students in November 1947 in a former military barracks that had been used as living quarters for those who were training to be pilots during World War II. BILL ROGERS/ CORRESPONDENT1st Choice Primary Care will initially be open ve days a week. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. 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PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ highlandsnewssun.com PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 email@example.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com SEBRING Â„ Several of the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce unsolved homicides will be getting a fresh look from four sets of experienced eyes. Sheriff Paul Blackman announced Friday the establishment of the Cold Case Homicide Team made up of four retired law enforcement ofÂ“cials with more than 100 years of combined experience in both investigations and prosecutions. The team will be made up of Howard Godwin, who served four terms as Highlands County Sheriff; Jerry Hill, the recently retired eight-term District 10 stateÂs attorney; John Chess, who retired after a 35-year career in law enforcement, most of it spent with the HCSO; and Dick Langway, who spent 25 years as a federal prosecutor in New Jersey and north Georgia. ÂI canÂt express how grateful I am for the assistance of these experienced investigators with this effort,ÂŽ Blackman said. ÂThey have all done their time and completed successful careers, but are willing to give up their time to help our agency try to clear some of our most important cases. Having a team with this much background in major cases take a fresh look at these murders will hopefully lead to arrests being made and justice being served.ÂŽ The inclusion of two former prosecutors is a new wrinkle on cold case investigations, giving the team an additional perspective other than just law enforcement. Christine Pletcher of the District 10 OfÂ“ce of the StateÂs Attorney was at the initial meeting of the team and offered any assistance the stateÂs attorney could provide. Brian Haas, who succeeded Hill as StateÂs Attorney for District 10, couldnÂt make the initial meeting, but did pledge his support. ÂI look forward to working with the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce Cold Case Homicide Team as they seek to solve cold cases that will bring the perpetrators to justice and closure to the families of victims,ÂŽ he said. ÂI commend Sheriff Blackman for this initiative. We are thankful for the partnership we have with the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce.ÂŽ Godwin and Langway have recently been reviewing cold cases for the Hardee County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. ÂItÂs one of the most interesting things IÂve ever done,ÂŽ Godwin said. ÂWe donÂt go into it to criticize the agency; we go in to Â“nd out what happened.ÂŽ The teamÂs Â“rst three cases are: On the morning of March 28, 2014, 55-yearold Gerardo Rezendiz was discovered lying on the ground in a dirt trail behind Lupita Grocery at 269 Highlands Boulevard in Lake Placid. Rezendiz suffered from a severe head injury that was determined to be from a physical assault. He was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for further treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. Finero Frank Finnikin, 36, was found June 10, 2014 on the side of Maxcy Road in Sebring after workers in a nearby grove heard several gunshots. Finnikin, who had been known to deal drugs, had been shot multiple times in what may have been a robbery. Level Marc, 50, was a self-employed harvesting crew-leader. Marc lived at 441 Perry Drive in Avon Park with his girlfriend and her two children and had recently returned home from harvesting vegetables in New York. On November 11, 2005 Marc was in bed and exited to get something to drink. When Marc exited the bedroom he observed a Â“gure in their living room area wearing dark clothing. Marc engaged in a physical altercation with the subject. The struggle began inside the residence and ended outside their front door. Marc, who was both stabbed and shot, was transported to the local hospital and then Â”own to Tampa for advanced treatment where he died as a result of his injuries. The team will meet weekly at the HCSO to work the case Â“les. They will be assisted by a team from the HCSO led by Sgt. Jamie Davidson of the Criminal Investigations Unit along with detective Amanda Dettman, who will be the cold case teamÂs liaison with CIU. Criminal analyst Faith Hammortree, CIU administrative aide Britney Jones, and Crime Scene Investigations detective Tom Ouverson will also be working closely with the cold case team, but the team will be able to call on anyone in the agency for assistance if they need. ÂThey are not outsiders. They are part of our family,ÂŽ Undersheriff Mike Brown said at the Â“rst meeting of the team. ÂWe want to see these cases brought up to modern investigative standards with some fresh eyes on them. We want to see justice done for our victims and show their families that their loved ones are not forgotten.ÂŽ If anyone has any information about these cases -or any other unsolved homicides -contact the team at 863-402-7250. Anonymous tips can be left with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226TIPS or heartlandcrimestoppers.com. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARK Â„ Miguel Proenza may not have been a superstitious man before this most recent Friday the 13th but his opinion may have changed after a Â“re annihilated his mobile home in the afternoon. It all started with a simple lunch. Proenza went to a convenience store to buy a loaf of bread and sandwich makings. While he was there, he offered the clerk a bed his friend was giving away. The clerk agreed and the two planned to meet in the mobile home park where ProenzaÂs friend had the bed. ÂI put a little butter on the bread with some bacon and put it in the toaster oven,ÂŽ Proenza said. ÂI looked up and saw the guyÂs (the clerk) truck and went out to meet him. We were talking and he looked up and said, ÂYour house is on Â“re!ÂÂŽ And it was. Proenza said he was only outside a few minutes and it only took Â“ve minutes for the entire home to become engulfed in Â”ames. Kathy Kelly is one of several neighbors who offered Proenza her sympathies and a place to stay the night. ÂI live on the other street,ÂŽ she said. ÂI looked up when I saw a puff of white smoke. I Â“gured someone started up a grill. The next minute there was a ton of black smoke.ÂŽ Proenza was good natured about the loss of his home. He said he was a Christian and knew everything would be alright. He picked up on KellyÂs smoke reference and cracked a joke. ÂWhen the smoke changes from white to black, we have a new pope,ÂŽ he quipped. Proenza turned down several offers of places to sleep at and offers of help. ÂI donÂt want to be a burden,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe will see what happens when the American Red Cross gets here.ÂŽ Ironically, ProenzaÂs home still had a blue roof from Hurricane Irma. His daughter had just recently informed him that the Federal Emergency Management Agency turned him down for help with the roof replacement again. He likes the park and has resided there for four years. He would like to stay there, either in the same spot with a new trailer or with a new home in a different lot. North Lake Drive was blocked by Highlands County EMS, SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce and Fire Services, Highlands Lakes and West Sebring Volunteer Â“re departments and City of Avon Park Fire Department vehicles. First responders had to use the Â“re hydrant across the road to get water to ProenzaÂs home.Fire destroys trailer on Friday the 13thBy KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER KIM LEATHERMAN / STAFF The owner of this mobile home said his lunch, which was in his toaster oven, was responsible for the ames that destroyed his mobile home. Fireghters from several departments carefully went through the destroyed trailer on Friday to ensure there were no hot spots that could are up. These reghters are aiming water at the roof that was still smoldering in this mobile home re on Friday. www.GoodLifeWeightLoss.com ÂLiving the Good Life! Thinner. Healthier. Happier.ÂŽ ATTENTION DIABETIC PATIENTS! Dr. WaldronÂs Good Life Weight Loss Center 863-471-2500 We currently have a patient who was using 38 units of insulin a day. After losing over 30 pounds, this patient is ... NO LONGER TAKING ANY INSULIN!! ÂWe will work with you and your medical doctor to help you achieve better healthÂŽ Call today and let us help you lose weight and work on REVERSING your diabetes! 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and 84.1 million people in the U.S. are pre-diabetic. SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control adno=3564541 adno=3567520
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARK Â„ Aktion Club of Highlands County assembled and delivered 107 Easter baskets to the children at the Avon Park Community Child Development Center. The club assembled the baskets on March 15 and delivered them with the Easter Bunny on March 23. The club also handed out treats to all the teachers at the day care. The baskets were stuffed with eggs Â“lled with candy, prizes, stuffed animals, stickers, etc. This is an annual community service project the club does for the local children.Aktion Club assembles Easter baskets for kidsSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOMike Eldred and Frances Go, members of the Aktion Club of Highlands County, grab an Easter basket to ll with candy and toys for the children at the Avon Park Community Child Development Center. Aktion Club member Nicole Lewis hands a child an Easter basket assembled by the club. SEBRING Â„ When Shirley Passafume attends family gatherings, she can usually depend on one thing Â„ hearing her grandson, Kaleb Lee, belt out some country music songs. ÂHe sang from the time he was little,ÂŽ Passafume said. So sheÂs anything but surprised that he has advanced as a contestant on ÂThe Voice,ÂŽ to the point where heÂs reached the round where viewers vote on their favorite contestants. Passafume said her grandson loves singing, but never pursued a career in it. He obtained a masterÂs degree in marketing and focused on his career. But the music never left him. ÂHe kept playing at home,ÂŽ she said. He would also write songs. Lee also posted videos on YouTube of him singing. Then last August, someone at ÂThe VoiceÂŽ saw the videos, contacted Lee and asked if he was interested in auditioning for the show. ÂHe knew about it in August, but couldnÂt tell anyone until February,ÂŽ Passafume said. In January, he did a blind audition. Eventually, he was paired with Blake Shelton. But after a match-up singing competition, Kelly Clarkson ÂstoleÂŽ him, Passafume said. ÂHeÂs now on Team Kelly,ÂŽ she said. The next crucial round is on Monday during a live show when the audience votes. Eventually, if successful, heÂll get a recording contract. Passafume has also enlisted community support. Emmanuel United Church of Christ has urged members to download The Voice app, which would allow them to vote for Lee.Sebring grandmother supports grandson who is on ÂThe VoiceÂBy JAY MEISELSTAFF WRITER JAY MEISEL/STAFFShirley Passafume is one of the biggest cheerleaders of her grandson Kaleb Lee. He has advanced to the audience voting round on ÂThe Voice.ÂŽ AB Carts FEATURING A Full-Line of Cart Accessories!2304 US Hwy, 27 Â€ N. Sebring Â€ 863-382-9301 Across from Home Depot Â€ Mon.-Fri. 9-5 Â€ Sat. 9-2 Sales & Service Â€ Mirrors Â€ Radios/Speakers Lights Hub Caps Â€ Batteries & More! Authorized Dealer Two Years In A Row! FULLY LOADED!Includes 2-Year Bumper-toBumper Warranty, 10 Inch Wheels, Lights, Turn Signals, Charger, Brake Lights, Windshield & Battery Indicator Light Â€ High Speed Option Â€ Available in 6 Colors*Tax not included BRAND NEW 2018 CART!STAR CLASSIC 36 $5,895* adno=3565842
A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com OBITUARIESAlfred ÂBlairÂŽ Simmons Jr.Alfred ÂBlairÂŽ Simmons Jr., of Avon Park, died Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018 at Somers Hospice House. A native of Hampton, Virginia he had lived here for 19 years coming from Ocoee, Florida. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No 487, having been a crane operator. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Simmons; Â“ve children, Joe B. Simmons, Dale L. Simmons, Katherine A. Porter, Jessica M. Simmons and David Simmons; two step-children, Christy Keel and Craig Cloud II; sister, Janice Terepka; brother, Richard Wayne Simmons; and nine grandchildren. A private family service will be held. In lieu of Â”owers, memorials may be made to Somers Hospice House/Good Shepherd Hospice, Development Department, Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale, FL 33823-3229. Thomas A. Simmons (Bo)Thomas A. Simmons (Bo), 58, of Sebring, Florida died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his residence. Bo was born in Winter Haven, Florida, graduate of Alamance High School in North Carolina. A veteran of U.S. Army serving in Germany. A long time truck driver for Highlands County Waste Connections. Bo was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Betty Simmons of Winter Haven, Florida; wife, Donna Lamb Simmons; son, Tommy Simmons; and a daughter, Ashley Simmons; stepchildren, Jonnie Brannnon and Corinna Driggers both of Bowling Green, Florida; brother, Timothy (Lisa) Simmons of Winter Haven, Florida; sisters, Teresa (Jimmy) Merritt of Ft. Meade, Florida and Terry Dickerson of Anniston, Alabama; grandchildren, Ireland Brannon, Kyleigh Bollinger and Kaanan Hodge. The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring. Military Honors will follow the service at the church, by VFW Post #4300. Interment will be at a later date at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Florida. Memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors. morrisfuneralchapel. com. Name: Kitty Breed: Tiger stripe Sex: Female Info: Two-year-old Tiger stripe is very sweet. Adoption fees: Dogs: $75 Adoption fees for dogs include: Animal testing (parvo and heartworm), spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime membership to obedience classes. Cats: $40 Adoption fees for cats include: Animal testing (feline leukemia-AIDS), spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. The Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the humane society at 863-655-1522. Tuesday is their lowcost vaccination clinic, It is open from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No appointment is needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering lowcost dental care. They also have their low cost spay/neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863-655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the weekSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOKitty, a two-year-old Tiger Stripe. KIM LEATHERMAN /STAFF The driver of this car was injured in a Friday afternoon accident. He went to a local hospital. Paramedics and police ocers look at the damaged Ford to determine if they could move the car themselves. They found that they couldnÂt and had to order a tow truck.Two car collision This Toyota Prius was in a collision with a Ford Crown Victoria at the intersection of SR 66 and CR 635 in Sebring.SEBRING Â„ They say that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. The deadline for at least one of those is Tuesday, April 17. The Internal Revenue Service is giving tax filers a slight reprieve on the usual deadline of April 15 because it fell on a weekend this year. H&R Block Manager and Tax Preparer Lorrie Lammie said people who have procrastinated should make an appointment to get their taxes filed as soon as possible. Taxpayers have until midnight on April 17. That still gives people two extra days this year. According to Lammie, it is important to bring in all income documentation, such as W-2s, 1099-MISC for self-employment, Social Security income, retirement income (1099R), any cancellation of debt, interest and dividend income, stock sales and rental income. If someone is self-employed, they need to bring in expenses. Also needed is an ITIN number, and a photo ID is suggested. Further complicating taxes this year are insurance payments for repairs to homes from damages due to Hurricane Irma. ÂBecause of Hurricane Irma, many people can receive deductions for casualty losses. If you had damages from Hurricane Irma, you may want to talk to a tax specialist because there are different avenues for calculations,ÂŽ Lammie said. ÂTax payers are seeing larger returns this year because of the hurricane, even with minor damage. Any amount of damage can positively impact a return. Even if you have filed taxes, a return can always be amended.ÂŽ Lammie recommends any amendments to a return be done by the end of the year. ÂIf necessary, taxpayers can file an extension to complete their tax returns by Oct. 15,ÂŽ Lammie said. ÂBe aware, the extension does not keep you from incurring Âfailure to pay penaltiesÂ and interest on the balance due. Therefore, it is better to file and pay by April 17. People who owe money can make payment arrangements with the IRS.ÂŽ The worse thing people do is not file for an extension or on time. The IRS is out in full force, as always, enforcing penalties. The interest on a balance will continue to accrue until the balance is paid. ÂThe IRS does not call you, they will send you a notice in the mail of the amount due, including penalties and interest,ÂŽ Lammie said. ÂThe people who call claiming to be with the IRS are scammers.ÂŽ The IRS.gov website has many free service for taxpayers, including hard-to-find forms, free filing and advice. Recipients can find out when their checks will arrive by following the ÂWhereÂs my refund?ÂŽ links or by downloading the phone app. Tax deadline looms TuesdayBY KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER firstname.lastname@example.orgDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? 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Last weekÂs second edition of VenturePitch of Southwest Florida provided more evidence of bright, young entrepreneurs willing to invest their talent and ideas in the future of our area. The Sun Newspapers, which owns the Highlands News-Sun, put up $60,000 in awards to help the winners advance their products through an investment and partnership with Adrenaline Venture Fund, Fifth Avenue Advisors and Tamiami Angel Funds. It was a wise investment if you talk to the two hosts of the event, Tim Cartwright, general partner of Adrenaline Venture Fund and David Dunn-Rankin, president of Sun Coast Media, which owns this newspaper. ÂThere is actually a vibrant entrepreneurial technology community (here), that we need to support and lift up,ÂŽ Dunn-Rankin said. Judges at this yearÂs event were stumped as to who should be the Â“rst-place winner Â„ so they named co-winners. Stabilized Steps of Naples and Envision Solutions of Bonita Springs each received $25,000 in investment capital as co-winners of the event, which is designed along the lines of the ÂShark TankÂŽ TV show. Under competition guidelines, the Â“rst two Â“nishers would have been awarded $25,000 each anyway. In addition, AmbuTrak of Sebring earned a $10,000 Âlocal hostÂŽ award from Sun Newspapers as a startup within its area of inÂ”uence which deserved a boost through investment. Punta Gorda builder and inventor Eryk Hardwick, who founded Stabilized Steps with partner Stephanie Gomez, has created patented stabilizers for the bottom of walkers that provide people with mobility issues with freedom of movement on sand, gravel, mud, snow and difÂ“cult terrain. Envision Solutions offers a computer-based therapy training program that can help stroke victims overcome some vision losses. All four Â“nalists were technology companies focused on healthcare with an emphasis on the aging. This technology niche is appropriate for our area and one that we can build upon. What judges and sponsors found most exciting about the event is the fact two of the four Â“nalists are still students at Florida Gulf Coast University and a third is a former student. That a local university has developed a curriculum and programs that spur this type of innovative approach to creating new businesses speaks well of the opportunities in Southwest Florida for growth and investment. The potential certainly exists to make Southwest Florida a hotbed for entrepreneurs looking to put their products on the national market, thanks to a community that embraces their adventurous ideas. That Babcock Ranch is more than willing to be someplace special and unique and use its Hatchery as an incubator for these new businesses just enhances the opportunities here. The excitement and success of this event is just one more sign that Babcock Ranch is a game changer for Southwest Florida. The worldÂs Â“rst solar city is creating a new type of community that attracts those who want to live and work in the next tech generation of a city built from the ground up. Congratulations to AmbuTrak owner David Scheck and the other AdventurePitch winners and kudos to those who invested in their future and the future of Southwest Florida by creating such a showcase to present new and exciting business ideas.VenturePitch highlights tech savvy entrepreneursIÂve been sharing the effects of international trade disputes on newspapers and their customers. Our customers have strong opinions. HereÂs just a few about President TrumpÂs decision to engage in a trade war with Canada over paper and lumber pricing. ÂWelcome to the dotardÂs trade policies!ÂŽ Â„ RK ÂI hope that this president will some day come to his senses and do what is right for the majority of the people in this country not the few who proÂ“t off of the so-called trade wars. We Americans are the ones who are going to pay higher prices that will just be passed on to us. Our economy will suffer in the long run.ÂŽ Â„ AW ÂHe continues to exploit fake news and restrict the freedom of the press. ÂHe continues to attack newspapers and cable networks that criticize him. He loves Fox News because they never criticize him. If it was left up to him, he would control all news and publish only what he wanted. ÂDoes that not sound like a dictatorship? Can you say Putin? What better way to restrict the press, than by manipulating newsprint.ÂŽ Â„ GB ÂI am commenting on your article in SundayÂs paper. You ask for comments. Here are mine. Trump hates the media with a passion, especially CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times. ÂI doubt even the Post or Times are getting rich. And if he can hurt those two as well as the Columbus Dispatch or the Charlotte Sun Â„ so much the better. If there were no newspapers to criticize and investigate him Â„ he would be ecstatic.ÂŽ Â„ RA Is the president using trade tariffs to get back at newspapers for criticizing him? That might explain why he engaged in a trade war with Canada, a country we have a surplus with. It might also explain why he backed down from steel and aluminum tariffs with Canada but left newsprint in place. Hard to know. I respectfully disagree with RK that the president is senile. Other readers used similar nouns, adjectives and adverbs. HereÂs why I donÂt think he is stupid. I had to take Latin in eighth grade. The Latin word experior means to test or try. Experior is the root word for experiment, experience, and expert. We each experiment all the time. Some stuff works. Some doesnÂt. With enough experimenting we get experience. Malcolm Gladwell suggests that with 10,000 hours of experience we become an expert. Experiment, experience, expert. We elected a man as president who proudly claimed not to be an expert in government. Not to have any experience. He is experimenting as part of the normal process to gain experience. Hire this chief of staff. Fire him and hire a new one. Threaten to nuke North Korea. Go have tea with the head of North Korea. We are watching President Trump experiment his way through his Â“rst few years on the job. If you voted for Trump, perhaps you might say you were sick and tired of all the Washington experts. You are glad someone is trying new stuff Â„ even if some of it doesnÂt work. If you voted against Trump, perhaps you would say, see I told you his inexperience was going to be a problem. He might create a disaster for America. Whatever your political persuasion, the presidentÂs experiment, experience, expert process is playing out in front of our eyes. His learning process would be a lot more interesting and fun to watch for me if our paper and our customers were not the subjects of one of the presidentÂs experiments. Share your thoughts. David Dunn-Rankin is CEO of Sun Newspapers, the familyand employee-owned group that owns the Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun. He can be reached at email@example.com .One of President TrumpÂs experiments David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS YOUR VIEW What is the belabored point?In answer to the ÂRebuttal of two lettersÂŽ in the April 8 edition of the Highlands News-Sun, the misguided writer wrote that Hassan, the shooter at Fort Hood in 2009, was not an American, I beg to differ. Had the writer bothered to look it up he wouldÂve seen Hassan was an American-born psychiatrist and an ofÂ“cer in the U.S. Army. His religion was not the question. And, secondly, the writer seems to be completely obsessed with damning the life and legacy of a respected, two-term president of the United States, who is no longer in ofÂ“ce. What is his belabored point? Perhaps he should aim some of that vitriol at the sitting prez, who is making a fool of America while enriching himself at the expense of us all with each passing day.Kathy and Bob Rabatie SebringHLT shows go on, despite stormy messFor the second time in six months, stormwater has ravaged historic Highlands Little Theatre. Volunteers were preparing to open the theaterÂs 2017-18 season with ÂMusic ManÂŽ when Hurricane Irma unleashed its wrath. More than a foot and a half of water Â“lled the theaterÂs orchestra pit, submerging lighting equipment stowed below the stage. Storm water Â„ running down Center Avenue toward Lake Jackson Â„ formed a torrent of water that crashed into the south facade of the building. The raging water cut channels on both east and western sides of the main auditorium as it carried mud, water and debris through any doorway in its path. The wardrobe department, make-up room, construction shop, auditorium and lobby were Â”ooded. The opening of ÂMusic ManÂŽ was pushed back a week as teams of volunteers Â„ teachers, students, and retirees Â„ tirelessly worked to repair the damage as they scraped mud from carpets and used vacuums to pull water from the soaked Â”ooring. The show went on Â„ with all its glitz and pageantry Â„ thanks in no small part to the tireless dedication of our volunteer family. Then began the all-to-familiar dance as the theater worked to navigate the ins and outs of insurance adjusters, inspectors, and government ofÂ“cials Â„ a task made all the more delicate when government is also our landlord. As part of Highlands Little TheatreÂs long-term lease with the City of Sebring, the theatre Â„ a 501(c)3 Â„ is required to pay the cost the city incurs to insure the building. The theatre also holds insurance policies beyond the scope of the cityÂs plan. Delays in processing the claims were inevitable with the city having responsibility for dozens of other properties. Repair costs Â„ from steam cleaning services to the rental of a pump to empty the Â”ooded pit Â„ continued (and continue) to mount as the claims follow their slow course. As the theatre Â“nally took a breath, disaster struck once more. On Tuesday, March 20 Â„ six months and one week since Hurricane Irma struck Â„ Â”ood water once more poured into the theater. Wardrobe. Make-up. Locker rooms. The lobby. The auditorium. The construction shop. All succumbed once more to watery torrents. The raging torrent, captured on video by several HLT volunteers, was spectacular in its fury. From the top of the hill LETTERS | 8
A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com at Historic Sebring Circle came rushing down Center Avenue a river of storm water that rushed across Lakeview Drive and into the parking lot to the south of the main auditorium. The waters were so high and full of fury that two City of Sebring commercial garbage Dumpsters were Â”oated in the river of rain water. The raging water continued its downhill trek until hitting the east facade of the building, forcing the river to divide along either side of the auditorium. Mudlines along the side of the building reached door handles, meaning the Â”ood was at times more than two feet high. Channels, in one place four feet deep, were cut as the water washed out mud and dirt and even dislodged a rock the size of a suitcase. Now just days before the opening of ÂAll Shook Up,ÂŽ the theater was forced to cancel the Wednesday preview performance of the play. Volunteer angels worked through the night to rid the interior of the theater of water and debris. Others volunteers from the theaterÂs lighting department spent hours desperately working to reset control systems from a Â”ooded equipment room. On stage through all of this were a cast of 30 dedicated volunteers working to put the Â“nishing touches on the show. Mud Â„ dislodged as the downhill torrent raced to Lake Jackson Â„ blocked the entrance to the theatre and created a hazard preventing patrons to safely enter the building. Opening night of ÂAll Shook UpÂŽ was saved by a hard working team of inmate workers provided by Sheriff Paul Blackman who worked several hours shoveling away the mud and debris. And, again, thanks to dedicated volunteers and supporters, the show with its zest and pizzazz Âwent on.ÂŽ The waiting game, now, begins again as repair costs continue to mount. Repairs to the theaterÂs brand new advertising and digital communications system have been quoted at $2,800. Replacing and removing Â”ood damaged Â”ooring is expected to be even more considerable. Yet, life at Highlands Little Theatre continues. ÂArsenic and Old LaceÂŽ is now rehearing on the main stage. Organizers of The Summer Theatre Institute, a four-week theater camp for local youngsters, are hard at work reviewing applications and setting plans. Auditions are underway for ÂMary Poppins,ÂŽ the seasonÂs grande Â“nale. It is with some trepidation that we watch the calendar tick ever closer to summer and daily afternoon deluges. Fears of yet another Â”ood Â„ of yet another expense, of another delay Â„ are center stage in our thoughts. Will we be Â”ooded again? Experience would say, it is less a question of if the theatre will Â”ood and more a question of when the theatre Â”oods again. The mission of Highlands Little Theatre is to provide a venue for community participation in live theatrical productions, thereby enhancing the quality of cultural arts in the Highlands County, Florida area. We are not civil engineers. We are not stormwater experts. It does, though, seem clear that something in the cityÂs stormwater plan is not working. Rivers of water surely canÂt be intended to dump into the front of the theater building. We are equally sure it is not the cityÂs intent to repeatedly have its own building Â”ooded. We keep hope that those that plan and govern do just that, so that those of us that perform can continue to entertain before we are washed away with another rain.Tom Staik Highlands Little Theatre board memberLETTERSFROM PAGE 7We had a sobering learning experience Saturday at Avon Park High School. Our active school shooter uniÂ“ed command exercise was a huge undertaking, and we came away with a lot of valuable information for both the schools and law enforcement. First off, I want to thank everyone who participated. In addition to our presence, we had 141 civilian volunteers from the school district playing the roles of students, teachers and parents as our Âactive shooterÂŽ roamed the hallways. We also had other agencies, such as Â“re and EMS and ofÂ“cers from the FWC who took part (there were more than 75 law enforcement ofÂ“cers involved). We could not have put on such a detailed and intensive scenario without all of their help. That exercise followed a tabletop exercise and educational meeting about school security held April 3 that had 29 law enforcement ofÂ“cers and 52 civilians in attendance. We tried to make the scenario as real as possible, but we did take some liberties, such as the doors to classrooms being left unlocked to simulate the shooter either taking a master key from an employee or shooting their way through the doors. Another liberty we took was that the school resource ofÂ“cer was not on campus when the shooting started, something that will not happen under the new law passed after the Parkland shooting. The scenario was a success (we got the shooter just over seven minutes after deputies were Â“rst dispatch), but it also revealed several areas that could be improved, such as communication and coordination. Just like in a real event, there was confusion and mistakes were made. But that was the point of the scenario in the Â“rst place. We knew things werenÂt going to go perfectly. The knowledge we gained, though, will be put to good use to make changes both at the schools and here at the HCSO. While we hope and pray that something like the scenario will never happen here, the kind of exercise we held on Saturday is by far the best way to be ready in case it does. We are always looking for training opportunities, and will likely do something along these same lines in the future, hopefully with the same amount of support from the community and other agencies. We had several dispatchers involved in the scenario, and they did their usual superb job. April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, and I want to take this opportunity to salute the men and women in our Consolidated Central Dispatch Center. Every day, every hour, every minute, they are there to answer the phones when somebody calls. They never know if the next call will be about a barking dog or a bank robbery. They could be dealing with someone who called 911 by mistake or someone who is in imminent danger of death. And no matter what kind of call, they have to be calm, professional and clear. Dispatchers are the Â“rst of the Â“rst responders, and they donÂt get nearly the credit they deserve. It is a difÂ“cult, stressful and oftentimes thankless job. But any dispatcher can tell you that when they literally save somebodyÂs life, it is all worth it. We are blessed to have such a good crew dispatchers here and they deserve much more recognition than they ever receive. Paul Blackman is the Highlands County sheriff. Email him at pblackman@highlandssheriff. org Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Preparing for the worst, we learned some valuable lessons Paul BlackmanFROM THE SHERIFF Got Tires??On April 21 the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and their Solid Waste Department will have a Tire-Buy-Back event for Highlands County residents. Bring up to 25 properly covered tires per trip, per vehicle along with your drivers license to 12700 Arbuckle Creek Rd. from 8 am to 1 pm and you will get $2.00 per tire.An excellent way to help clean our County while making some extra Cash!!!Get Cash!! adno=3568023 adno=3569601
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.com SEBRING Â„ Two proposed tourist events for this year wonÂt happen, for logistic and Â“nancial reasons. The Fishers of Men (FOM) National Tournament Trail Â“shing tournament and the Paddle for Paradise proposed waterfront event wonÂt happen. Organizers for Fishers of Men couldnÂt get registered with a Florida business license in time to start marketing a summer tournament, while Paddle for Paradise gave the Tourist Development Council (VisitSebring) sticker shock on the event startup costs. Casey Wohl Hartt, TDC marketing consultant, met the organizers for the Paddle for Paradise event at the annual Travel, Events And Management in Sports Conference (TEAMS). Consultants told her they develop destination waterfronts by helping create a signature event, and they liked hearing about Highlands CountyÂs waterfronts. Consultants manage an event for three to Â“ve years, and turn it over to locals. The proposal was to start with an event in Sebring then follow-up with similar events in Avon Park and Lake Placid. Consultants told the TDC that eco-travelers Â„ those who travel for ecological attractions Â„ have a higher-than-average income and look for unique experiences that feature local culture. Examples of such local events or activities include hiking, biking, kayaking, taking in historic sites, camping and attending music festivals, all while staying in small hotels or bed and breakfasts. TDC board members lost interest when consultants wanted a non-refundable $7,500 fee for a workshop to help stakeholders decide on a waterfront event. In total, including startup operations, the consultant would charge up to $15,000. TDC board member Mark Stewart Â”at refused, especially since the consultant would keep the $7,500 whether or not an event would pan out. Hartt said she would charge up to $5,000 for her time, for a similar function. ÂDoes this happen in your world?ÂŽ Stewart asked. When Hartt said, yes, Stewart answered: ÂIn my world, we bid jobs.ÂŽ TDC board member Cynthia Garren said she would rather the TDC set its own goals for waterfront activities before hiring a consultant for just one event. The other event that wonÂt happen this year already had approval from the board: Fishers of Men (FOM) National Tournament Trail was looking to have a Â“shing tournament in central Florida, and wanted to set one up in Highlands County. Event organizers asked the TDC for $5,000 from for prize money. TDC could only offer $2,500. However, for that $2,500 investment, and a possible a meal for participants along with a pre-tournament meeting, Â“shing tournament organizers would have brought up to 100 teams of two people each for three days, along with enough staff to Â“ll four to six hotel rooms for two nights. Hartt told the TDC Board it took so long for organizers to get a Florida business license, they no longer had adequate time to promote the tournament. They still want to hold an event in Highlands County, she said, and will try again next year.Two watersport events nixedBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER COURTESY GRAPHIC/HIGHLANDS COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL adno=3562016 Now Accepting New Patients!Welcome Amy De La Fuente, A.R.N.P.To Bassetti & Associates, M.D., P.A. 863-314-00015825 U.S. Hwy 27 North, Sebring adno=3569635
A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Python hunter, designer team up for showSARASOTA (AP) Â„ A Venice Â”ower dealer moonlighting as an elite python hunter is collaborating with a Sarasota fashion designer to create a line of snakeskin clothing to help raise awareness about the threat the invasive snakes pose to the Everglades. The ÂGlades to GalleryÂŽ collection includes samples of clothing, accessories and jewelry made from Burmese pythons, a snake native to Southeast Asia, but accidentally introduced into FloridaÂs ecosystem. ÂDusty and I are friends and he was telling me about what he was doing,ÂŽ said Nikki Sedacca, co-owner of 530 Burns Gallery. ÂHe had originally brought me a sample of the skin. Immediately, being a designer, I had a zillion ideas on what to do with it.ÂŽ Sedacca is primarily a jewelry designer but also designs accessories. It took her about six months to come up with the 75 items for the Â“rst collection. It includes vests, clutches, handbags, and briefcases for men and women. Dustin ÂWildmanÂŽ Crum is one of 25 hunters who work with the South Florida Water Management District to hunt snakes. He gets minimum wage for up to eight hours daily, plus an additional per-python payment that starts at $50 for snakes of four feet or less and goes up by $25 per foot for longer specimens. An additional $200 is paid for any eliminated python found guarding a nest with eggs. Crum, who stalks pythons barefoot through the Everglades and tackles them with his hands, caught the biggest snake ever seen in Florida last year Â„ a 16-foot, 10-inch Burmese python. While Crum has caught hogs, alligators and pythons, he doesnÂt call himself a hunter. His girlfriend challenged him to catch pythons to protect his passion for Florida wildlife. ÂI used to go hunt with a camera and take pictures of wildlife, but this is an invasive hunt,ÂŽ Crum said. ÂItÂs an environmental hunt. These snakes are destroying our ecosystem.ÂŽ Burmese pythons were Â“rst brought to Florida as pets but were released, either intentionally or accidentally, into the wild when they grew to an unmanageable size. ÂMiami has always been a hub for exotic pets and trade,ÂŽ Crum said. ÂThere was a breeding facility in Homestead that got leveled by Hurricane Andrew. We know for a fact there were 900 baby pythons that literally got blown into the Everglades National Park.ÂŽ The snakes began to reproduce and wiped out around 95 percent of the mammal population in parts of the park, according to Crum, who said pythons eat marsh rabbits, raccoons, gray squirrels, bobcats, deer, birds and sometimes alligators. Hawks can eat python hatchlings, but the larger snakes have no local natural predator. They can travel long distances and females have been found carrying over 100 developing eggs. Python growth could cause irreversible damage to the Everglades, said Crum, who Â“rst participated in the Python Challenge in 2013. He caught nine snakes the Â“rst time out and 33 in 2016. The South Florida Water Management District put him on the payroll last year. Hunting the massive reptiles can be dangerous. ÂIÂve had these snakes at 11 oÂclock at night in the water,ÂŽ Crum said. ÂI could only see a little piece of it. I have to dive in the water and grab the snake off the bottom of the water. The only thing I could do to stop it was put the tail in my mouth and bite down on it. I Â”oated up in the water and wrapped my legs around it like a Â“gure-four leg lock.ÂŽ Pythons have been found in the Naples area eating livestock and chickens. ÂItÂs a buffet. They have an unlimited appetite,ÂŽ Crum said.Deputy gets house arrest for stealing pills WEST PALM BEACH (AP) Â„ A former Florida deputy accused of stealing prescription medications from a dead manÂs home after Hurricane Irma has been sentenced to a year of house arrest. The Palm Beach Post reports that 36-year-old Jason Cooke pleaded guilty Friday to burglary and petit theft as part of deal with prosecutors. Authorities say Palm Beach County deputies went to an 85-year-old manÂs Boynton Beach home for a wellness check on Sept. 12, two days after the storm made landfall in Florida. The man was found collapsed in the bedroom and later died at a nearby hospital. Later that day, the manÂs son received an alert from the homeÂs motion detector. Surveillance footage showed Cooke, who wasnÂt with the deputies that responded earlier, enter the home through the garage. Authorities say Cooke took pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-psychotic medication.Pygmy sperm whale dies after beachingDAYTONA BEACH (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cials say a pygmy sperm whale has died after stranding itself on a Florida beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 10-foot-long marine mammal was spotted Friday morning. Volusia County Beach Safety and Ocean Rescue Capt. Andrew Ethridge says the countyÂs marine mammal stranding network and the Marine Discovery Center responded to help. The whale was packed with ice to preserve its internal organs and taken to the Discovery Center so Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute biologists could conduct a necropsy and try to determine why the whale died. Biologist Wendy Noke says there were indicators of heart disease, a common cause of death in pygmy sperm whales.Woman sought in death of husband and Florida womanMINNEAPOLIS (AP) Â„ A Minnesota woman who is wanted in connection with her husbandÂs death is now charged with killing a Florida woman who resembled her, then stealing the womanÂs identity as she eluded authorities, ofÂ“cials said Friday. Lois Riess, 56, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, has been charged in the shooting death of Pamela Hutchinson, 59, of Bradenton. Authorities were called to an area of Fort Myers Beach on Monday and found Hutchinson dead, with gunshot wounds. Authorities arenÂt aware of any connection between the two women, but they believe Riess shot and killed Hutchinson to assume her identity. ÂMs. HutchinsonÂs purse was found to be in disarray and all cash, credit cards and identiÂ“cation appeared to be removed,ÂŽ Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said, adding: ÂFurther investigation revealed that Ms. Hutchinson was targeted by the suspect due to the similarities in their appearance.ÂŽ Riess is believed to be driving HutchinsonÂs car, a white Acura TL with Florida license plate Y37TAA. The car has been seen in Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas, since Hutchinson died. RiessÂ 2005 white Cadillac Escalade was found abandoned in a Florida park. Riess is wanted in Florida for murder, grand theft of a motor vehicle and grand theft and criminal use of personal identiÂ“cation. Her current whereabouts are unknown. ÂRiessÂs mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble her and steal their identity,ÂŽ Marceno said. ÂU.S. Marshals are actively involved in a national search for this dangerous fugitive. Riess is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if located.ÂŽ Riess is also wanted in the March death of her husband, David Riess. Prosecutors are preparing second-degree murder charges in that case. MinnesotaÂs Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose said Friday that authorities believe the same gun was used in both killings. Anyone who sees Reiss is urged to call 911, and anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension or Florida authorities. Riess has been on the run since at least late March, after David RiessÂs business partner called Dodge County authorities on March 23 to ask them to check on him. The partner said no one at work had seen David Riess in over two weeks. STATE NEWS BRIEFS LOIS RIESS SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18 5/5/18adno=3561847
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A11 www.highlandsnewssun.com fell into hard times when the stock market crashed and was later used by the military during World War II. The U.S. War Assets Administration sold the hotel to the Florida Sanitarium and Benevolent Association, which is now known as Florida Hospital Orlando. The property transfer included the provision that $150,000 be quickly raised to convert the hotel into a community hospital. Walker, who was in the citrus industry, organized the fund-raising effort that included Guignard Maxcy, Richard Archbold, Lee Crews and Ford Heacock. The Alumni program notes that, ÂMore Adventists arrived to aid in the conversion of the hotel into a medical facility so a school for their children was started in 1947 and its name honors the man who spearheaded the fundraising campaign and contributed to the growth of Highlands County.ÂŽ Walker died Oct. 12, 1947 hence the ÂmemorialÂŽ in the school and hospital names. The school, Walker Memorial Junior Academy, opened in November 1947 and Walker Memorial Sanitarium & Hospital was dedicated Jan. 6, 1948. Jeannette Zesch, who retired in 2008 after teaching 20 years at the school, said this weekend was going to be a fun packed weekend to celebrate the 70th anniversary, including the Fire and Steel Band concert and dinner, golf tournament, picnic and softball tournament. Joann Seralde organized the celebration events. Gordon ÂChipÂŽ Davis, who taught at Walker for 35 years and retired recently, said the Seventh-day Adventist Florida Conference is opening a new academy in the Wesley Chapel area of north Tampa. ÂBecause of our success at Walker they hired me as a consultant to help develop the curriculum at that school, speciÂ“cally science, but also other areas,ÂŽ he said. ÂNorth Tampa is not going to really pattern after Walker, but we are going to be sister schools sharing curricular goals and some curricular designs.ÂŽ The schoolÂs year book from its 60th year included a timeline: Â€ 1949 the school relocated to a renovated country club across Lake Lillian. Â€ Enrollment reaches eight by 1957 with two teachers. Â€ 1962 seven acres were purchased on Avon Boulevard and a threeroom school was built. Â€ 1968 Gymnasium constructed along with kitchen and stage. Â€ 1969 Classroom speciÂ“cally built for science class. Â€ In the late 1970s at the dedication of the new buildings, the name of the school changed to Highlands Lakes Junior Academy. Â€ 1980 Name changed back to Walker Memorial Junior Academy Â€ 1982 Kindergarten curriculum initiated. Â€ 1984 An 8,000 square-foot building completed to house K-6 elementary classrooms. Building also housed bathrooms and administrative ofÂ“ces. Facade of school refurnished and space by science room was enclosed to create another classroom. Â€ 1994 Interior of gymnasium refurbished and air conditioner installed. Â€ 1995 New wing encompasses 8,500 square feet of space devoted to a larger computer lab, a music room, a multimedia center/library and multipurpose room, which eventually became a classroom. Â€ 2000 Another name change, Walker Memorial Academy, comes about as grade 11 added through distance learning. Â€ 2001 Grade 12 (distance learning) is added and Â“ve seniors (Class of 2002) graduate. Â€ 2006 Prekindergarten classes begin. Currently the school has an enrollment of 218 in grades K-12 and the school now has open enrollment for the 201819 school year. Walker Memorial Academy is a non-proÂ“t Christian Seventh-day Adventist School, 1525 W. Avon Blvd, Avon Park. Online at: www.SEVENTYFROM PAGE 1nearby public parking was available. A third option would be near the recreation complex, she said. Public parking would be farther away, but picnic tables are present, she said. The third option was ruled out because it would hamper future expansion of the recreation complex. Supervisors Joseph Branson and Raymond Brooks, who voted against allowing the staff to move forward with the Edgewater location, favored the second option because so many people objected to the Edgewater location. In a letter to the board, Fairway Villa Condominium Association President Forrest W. Bowling wrote that of the three options, the Edgewater location would have the most negative impacts on people. ÂI remind you that the Edgewater community is an over 55 years of age and pet-free community and would not welcome a dog park,ÂŽ he said. Negative effects from the dog park would be more trafÂ“c, an increase in noise level from dogs and trafÂ“c, and the loss of lake view for some residents, he said. Some residents who live in Sun Ân Lake but not next to the site voiced support for the dog park. Javita McKinney said itÂs a good thing for residents who donÂt have a sufÂ“ciently large backyard for their dogs. She also said she believes it could reduce the amount of dog droppings people will Â“nd. The park will be open to residents who live outside of Sun Ân Lake. The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency had considered a dog park project in the downtown area, but support for providing the money for it appears to have diminished.DOGFROM PAGE 1 ÂThis wonÂt be an urgent care,ÂŽ he said. ÂThis is primary care by appointment only.ÂŽ Smith wants to offer people who work, have children in school or canÂt get a day off during the week a place where they can still get their primary care needs met. Family nurse practitioner-board certiÂ“ed, Smith decided on this major undertaking because he wanted to be his own boss. ÂMy goal has always been to own my own practice,ÂŽ he said. ÂI donÂt want to do it from the corporate angle. I want to be able to have a say-so in whatÂs going to happen in my practice. I want that freedom.ÂŽ Smith said he thinks his practice is the only one in Highlands County that is owned by a nurse practitioner. He has always had an interest in medicine, from the technology part of it. He said he has been an RN since 1993 and decided that he wanted to go to emergency medicine Âwhere the excitement was ... I loved having to look at a situation and make that decision now,ÂŽ he said. Smith said he spent about 18 years as a traveling nurse. He has worked all over the country and has Âseen health care across the board.ÂŽ He said there is a need for nurse practitioners in Highlands County because there is a need for primary care in the county. He said patients have a difÂ“cult time here getting in to see a doctor and noted that doctors are not taking new patients or people have to wait several weeks to get in. Smith said there will be three nurse practitioners at the clinic with a nurse working with each one. They will treat on the primary level, among other things, hypertension, diabetes, chronic diseases as well as earaches, sore throats and urinary tract infections. ÂThe nurse practitioners are capable of providing that primary care and following the patients and following their children and taking care of their basic needs,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂIf they do need advanced care, or specialized care, then we can certainly refer them.ÂŽ Smith has plans involving lab work and X-rays. To start with, he said he will have Quest Diagnostics do the lab work for him. ÂMy goal will be to purchase my own lab equipment and have it installed here,ÂŽ he said. ÂI want try to do everything here that the patient can get everything done here and they donÂt have to go ... somewhere else to get a test, a procedure done.ÂŽ He also wants to be able to do X-rays on site. ÂWe have a room that is actually lead lined and is already set up for X-ray,ÂŽ he said. Smith said that there is a lot of research that has been done on the care that nurse practitioners provide. He claims that they provide Âif not the same, betterÂŽ care than physicians. ÂWell-documented research on that fact,ÂŽ he said. In an article titled ÂThe Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Care Reform,ÂŽ Fiona Erickson writes about how nurse practitioners could be better utilized to provide primary care in the United States. CLINICFROM PAGE 1 SMITH COURTESY PHOTO BY TRACY MCCOYThe waiting room at 1st Choice Primary Care in Sebring. adno=3569607 Dining with the Doctors Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:00pm with w w i i t t h h Dr. Tina Thomas, DMDHOW YOUR SMILE CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE!$6 per personFor More Information or to RSVP Call (863) 385-0161 ext. 0725 S. Pine Street, Sebring, FL www.palmsofsebring.comadno=3567162
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LOCAL SPORTSHighlands Hammock celebrates Earth DayHighlands Hammock State Park buzzed with activity and excitement as residents celebrated Earth Day by painting wildlife, exploring the newly re-opened Cypress Swamp Trail, talking to local environmental agencies and exploring exhibits. Although the ofÂ“cial Earth Day celebration is April 22, the park enjoyed a festive day a couple of weeks early. From Kids Discovery Nature Walks for children to Painting the Park Art Workshops for adults, every age group had activities specially prepared for them. Many residents have been eagerly anticipating the re-opening of the Cypress Swamp Trail, which had closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma. The boardwalk and connecting catwalk for this trail ofÂ“cially reopened on Good Friday, and Brian Woodward provided two guided tours of Cypress Swamp Trail for the Earth Day celebration. Woodward encouraged participants to explore the trail frequently, every two weeks if they were local, to watch the changes in the ecosystem. Visitors were able to observe birds of prey and other animals at the Woodland Wonders Live Wildlife exhibit. Woodland Wonders, a wildlife rehabilitation facility, provides care and treatment for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife. The organizationÂs goal is to eventually release the wildlife back into their habitat. Approximately BY MELISSA MAINCORRESPONDENTThe Florida freshwater Â“shing forecast for the third week of April gives anglers the second half of the new moon week and other than today, an excellent weather forecast. The winds calm down to an ideal Â“shing wind speed for the arrival of the new moon on Monday, however the wind direction will change daily by 90 degrees. Today, a 20 mile-per-hour wind will prevail making Â“shing very tough. However Â“shing the leeward areas of the lake should produce very well early in the morning. Rainfall is forecasted to start about midday. It is very possible a pre-front feeding frenzy might occur during the sunrise period. Best Fishing Days: Monday and Tuesday will be the best days due to the greatest atmospheric pressure change upward. The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon overhead period occurs at 1:16 p.m. and solar noon at 1:25 p.m. which will create a feed intensity rating of 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. High winds challenge anglersLane Crosson remembered in ceremonyAvon Park Red Devils recognize former player before gameAVON PARK Â„ It was a somber night as the community of Avon Park and the Avon Park Red Devil baseball team took a moment before the game against the Mulberry Panthers at Charles R. Head FIeld to remember, honor and celebrate the life of Lane Crosson, who unexpectedly lost his life in a work accident last year while repairing power lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. With pictures, posters, high school and college uniform shirts and the No. 5 painted several places on the Â“eld, CrossonÂs grandmother, Janet Hardy, made a special point to spotlight the poster that quoted Â“ve things written by Crosson online over the years to emulate the type of person Crosson was. Those quotes are as follows: ÂCrazy how everything can change so much, so fast,ÂŽ Nov 8, 2014. ÂGod, thank you for the good people on this BY JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTAVON PARK Â„ The Avon Red Devils baseball team, on a night in which they remembered and honored the life of former Red Devil Lane Crosson with a place on the outÂ“eld wall in left centerÂ“eld, rallied to beat the Mulberry Panthers 6-2 in a Class 5A-District 10 game. ÂIt is a big night,ÂŽ said Avon Park coach Whit Cornell. ÂWe wanted to try to honor Lane (Crosson) for all he did for our program, community and all the peopleÂs lives that he touched. It was great to have a chance to do that and see all the people show up.ÂŽ With the win, the Red Devils improved to 15-41 on the season and 6-1 in the district. Their seed for the district tournament is dependent on the result of the McKeel and Hardee game. Mulberry attempted to put a damper on an emotional remembrance of Crosson early in the game as the PantherÂs Blake Cousens muscled a solo home run in the Â“rst inning to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The Panthers increased their lead in the third inning with a run scoring on a wild pitch as the Red Devils found themselves down 2-0. Gabe Gomez would cut the Mulberry lead in half in the bottom half of the third inning with a double into left-center to drive in Josh Rivera to make the score 2-1. Gomez was not Â“nished for the night. Far from it, actually. After the Red Devils tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a sacriÂ“ce Â”y by Luis Perez to drive in Johnny Perry, Gomez put the Red Devils on top with a mammoth two-run homer over the scoreboard in left Â“eld in the bottom of the Â“fth that gave the Red Devils a 4-2 lead. Avon Park added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth as Rivera drove in Corey Leech with a Red Devils rally for winBY JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTAvon Park captures key district victory Dave DouglassHEARTLAND BASS ANGLER COURTESY PHOTOThe Crabtree family from Ohio enjoys Istokpoga shing with Highlands Bass Angler.FISH | 4 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon ParkÂs Gabe Gomez (1) is met by teammates at home plate after his two-run homer over the scoreboard in left eld. Avon ParkÂs starting pitcher Corey Leech elds a short grounder in the rst inning against Mulberry. DEVILS | 6 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Park Head Coach Whit Cornell speaks about Lane Crosson, as family, friends and teammates take the eld.LANE | 6 MELISSA MAIN/CORRESPONDENTBrian Woodworth took visitors on a guided tour of Cypress Swamp Trail, a trail that recently re-opened on Good Friday. EARTH | 5
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Long Beach Grand Prix up for grabsBeing a past winner of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach paid off in practice for todayÂs 35th Indy car race on the famous street course in Southern California. All seven prior race winners entered this year Â“nished in the top 10 on the combined timesheet for the two practice sessions on the 1.968mile, 11-turn temporary circuit. Scott Dixon, the 2015 Long Beach race winner, was quickest for the day with a lap of 1 minute, 8.4112 seconds (103.562 mph) logged in the Â“rst of the 45-minute practices. Many drivers, Dixon included, were surprised that lap times in the second session were slower overall, even though each team ran a set of the softer Firestone alternate tires. ÂThis afternoon was deÂ“nitely a bit of a different story; really struggled with front grip,ÂŽ said Dixon, the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion whose 41 career wins rank fourth on the all-time list. ÂIt seemed like the temperature really affected our car. ÂThere were a couple others that went quite fast in that session on the red (alternate) tires, and I actually had to do almost a long run on my reds to get them to work. I think I did my quickest time on Lap 7 or 8 (of the stint). It was kind of an interesting session for us, but I think the car is kind of there. ItÂs just going to take a little bit to get it right.ÂŽ Andretti AutosportÂs Ryan Hunter-Reay Â„ the 2010 Long Beach winner Â„ was second quick with a Â“rst-session lap of 1:08.4285 (103.536 mph) in the No. 28 DHL Honda. Alexander Rossi, Hunter-ReayÂs teammate driving the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda, led the second practice and was third for the day, at 1:08.5567 (103.342 mph). ÂWeÂre going to need to Â“nd that gap was Scott was referring to between the cooler track temps and when it heated up,ÂŽ said Hunter-Reay, the 2012 series champion. ÂIt became quite a bit more difÂ“cult to get the lap time out of the car. Kind of a bit of a challenge there. It seems like everybody has their work set out for them.ÂŽ Other previous Long Beach winners who landed in the top 10 in practice Friday were: Simon Pagenaud, fourth in the No. 22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet; defending Long Beach winner James Hinchcliffe, Â“fth in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics SPM Honda; Takuma Sato, sixth in the No. 30 Mi-Jack/ Panasonic Honda; Will Power, eighth in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet; and Sebastien Bourdais, 10th in the No. 18 Team SealMaster Honda. Meanwhile, newcomers to the track spent the day feeling their way around it. Andretti AutosportÂs Zach Veach was best of the seven rookies, 13th on the overall chart. ÂThe car was different to drive Â„ we were having some problems in the turning in mid-corner Â„ but it was also my Â“rst day here, learning the track and everything,ÂŽ said Matheus ÂMattÂŽ Leist, who was 23rd of the 24 drivers in the No. 4 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet. ÂWe can only move forward from here.ÂŽ Live coverage of the 85-lap race commences at 4 p.m. Sunday on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network. Davison named to Indy 500 entry James Davison became the 35th conÂ“rmed driver for next monthÂs Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil when he was named Friday to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet entered by AJ Foyt Racing along with partners Jonathan ByrdÂs Racing, Hollinger MotorSport and Belardi Auto Racing. Davison, a 31-yearold Australian, will be attempting to qualify for his fourth Indy 500. ÂI am honored to be driving for the legendary A.J. Foyt with ByrdHollinger-Belardi at the Indianapolis 500,ÂŽ said Davison. ÂThis will be my Â“rst full program in the four years that I have been a part of the event now. We have expectations to meet and I cannot wait to get after it.ÂŽ DavisonÂs Indianapolis 500 performance last year as a substitute for the injured Sebastien Bourdais caught the attention of the Byrd brothers, who put together the deal for this year. The brothers are sons of the late Jonathan Byrd, who Â“rst entered a car in the Indy 500 33 years ago. ÂThe Byrd family is excited to once again partner with the AJ Foyt Racing team, together with Brad Hollinger and Brian Belardi, to give James Davison the opportunity to win the Indy 500,ÂŽ said David Byrd, a principal of Jonathan ByrdÂs Racing. DavisonÂs entry is the third for AJ Foyt Racing, paired with full-season drivers Tony Kanaan and Matheus Leist. The announcement of DavisonÂs entry follows that of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, which named JR Hildebrand on Wednesday to drive the teamÂs No. 66 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Salesforce. Hildebrand will be paired with Sage Karam in the No. 24 WIX Filters Chevrolet as Dreyer & Reinbold Â“elds two Indy 500 entries for the Â“rst time since 2011. ÂWeÂve had 37 cars start the Indy 500 over the past close to 20 years now,ÂŽ team owner Dennis Reinbold said. ÂWeÂre looking forward to adding to that number and really going out there and trying to do whatever we can to win the race.ÂŽ Hinchcliffe takes dive at Aquarium of the PaciÂ“c James Hinchcliffe is accustomed to G-forces in an Indy car sticking him to the ground. The Verizon IndyCar Series driver experienced a welcome opposite sensation when he conducted the Â“rst underwater news conference in Indy car racing history on Wednesday at the Aquarium of the PaciÂ“c adjacent to the Long Beach circuit. An experienced scuba diver, Hinchcliffe made SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN CHRIS OWENS/INDYCAR PHOTOJames Hinchclie rolls into Turn 2 during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. 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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.comLOCAL RUNNING2018 SFSC Panther Mile Saturday at SFSC Place Name Age Overall Time Female Open Winner Emily Vargas 15 2 6:09.0 Male Open Winner Corry Haake 41 1 5:43.9 Female Master Winner Jackeline Folger 53 29 10:37.5 Male Master Winner Michael Stewart 68 10 7:32.5 Male 6 and Under 1 Myles Schult 5 45 12:30.3 2 GrifÂ“n Troy 5 47 12:51.6 Female 7 to 9 1 Alana Cohen 8 17 8:32.5 2 Cailyn McWaters 9 23 9:33.3 3 Ashlyn Radonski 9 27 10:35.9 4 Hopelynn Clogston 9 30 10:48.3 5 Ellie Wack 8 32 11:01.9 6 Sarah Ibanz 7 34 11:04.4 7 Cecilia Van Der Kaay 8 37 11:32.2 8 Andie Elder 7 42 11:58.2 Male 7 to 9 1 Cordell Keiber 7 5 7:06.5 2 Max Morton 7 6 7:06.6 3 Adam Schroeder 9 12 7:34.6 4 Zayden Brooks 7 18 8:35.1 5 Dylan Robertson 9 21 9:13.9 6 Russel Boughton 8 22 9:16.7 7 Isaac Kear 7 25 9:35.8 8 Kole Denton 8 36 11:28.6 9 Brandon Pineda 8 38 11:33.9 10 Garrett Von Merveldt 8 39 11:36.0 11 Noah Vera 7 54 15:52.2 Female 10 to 12 1 Abigail Schroeder 11 15 7:55.7 2 Amber Young 10 24 9:35.0 3 Kayla Cohen 10 28 10:36.6 4 Gracie Troy 10 40 11:40.2 5 Aliana Barrera 11 51 14:52.7 6 Madison Stein 10 61 18:31.0 Male 10 to 12 1 Aiden Bryant 10 11 7:33.4 2 Liam Bryant 10 20 9:11.9 3 Jaycen Barrera 10 55 16:32.3 Female 13 to 15 1 Aundria Smith 13 26 9:55.6 Male 13 to 15 1 Ethan Vargas 15 3 6:36.9 2 Levi Schroeder 15 8 7:25.0 3 Noah Schroeder 13 14 7:53.6 Female 16 to 19 1 Amy Schlosser 16 4 6:48.0 2 Kirsten Oca 17 13 7:37.5 Male 16 to 19 1 Isaac Schroeder 18 7 7:15.1 Female 20 to 29 1 Hannah Schroeder 22 9 7:27.8 2 Mary Bladdock 26 62 19:49.8 Male 20 to 29 1 Joseph Pierre-Pierre 22 33 11:03.7 Female 30 to 39 1 Katie Wack 31 35 11:13.4 2 Stacey Clogston 36 43 11:58.7 3 Mary Von Merveldt 36 44 12:13.2 4 Jenna Carroll 30 52 15:07.6 5 Andria Barrera 33 56 16:35.2 6 Ashley Acevedo 34 57 17:29.7 7 Lori Barber 35 64 20:27.1 Male 30 to 39 1 Matthew Schult 31 46 12:31.3 Female 40 to 49 1 Julia Nickerson-Troy 44 48 12:52.0 2 Ruth Van Der Kaay 45 49 12:54.2 3 Marie Willems 43 60 18:14.1 Male 40 to 49 1 Christopher Van Der Kaay 43 31 10:49.2 2 John Collier 45 59 18:12.6 Male 50 to 59 1 Michael Folger 55 16 8:27.4 Female 60 to 69 1 Bettye Hart 66 50 13:13.5 Male 60 to 69 1 Eddie Fitch 61 58 17:29.9 2 Eric Stein 60 63 20:25.2 Male 70 to 79 1 Roderick Matthews 72 19 8:50.7 2 Cliff Ables 75 41 11:48.5 3 Howard Hart 71 53 15:19.4 2018 Asian-American Run 5K Age Group Results April 08 Female Open Winner Karrissa Baker 13 4 26:46.0 8:38/M Male Open Winner Charles David Cruz 16 1 21:23.6 6:54/M Female Master Winner Polly Mandrell 44 8 28:17.4 9:07/M Male Master Winner Richard Soluta 45 7 28:16.2 9:07/M Female Grand Master Winner Karen Whall 64 16 32:06.3 10:21/M Male Grand Master Winner Bill Jarrrett 60 11 28:47.9 9:17/M Place Name Age Overall Time Female 9 and Under 1 Akaisha Thomas 7 29 36:59.3 2 Dahnya Gulfan 9 38 39:58.1 3 Elyssa Thomas 6 45 41:34.3 4 Elizabeth Lobo 3 63 46:35.7 5 Michellie Marasigan 6 74 49:24.5 6 Micaiah Caitlin Marasigan 9 75 49:32.0 7 Mia Seralde 9 78 50:44.8 Male 9 and Under 1 Zachary Oliver 9 28 36:39.6 2 Jacko Madelo 6 34 38:29.9 3 Jian Euseff Rie Dumanon 6 69 47:55.2 4 Llewor Lobo 7 76 49:34.1 Female 10 to 13 1 Jacey Mandrell 13 5 26:46.3 2 Mallory Oliver 11 30 37:16.4 3 Cadie Vogel 11 47 43:04.3 4 Julianna Rayell Dumanon 12 56 44:55.1 5 Cassidy Seralde 11 57 44:55.4 6 Analiza Camilia 12 72 49:13.1 7 Kezzia Hyacinth Piocnacia 11 97 1:00:00.2 Male 10 to 13 1 Brad Benton 12 3 25:35.9 2 Isaiah Benavidez 12 79 50:56.7 Female 14 to 19 1 Savannah OldÂ“eld 18 18 32:21.9 2 Giselle Benavidez 18 59 45:48.8 Male 14 to 19 1 Andrew Livingston 16 2 25:34.52 Eian Josh Riell Dumanon 15 21 34:13.7 3 Rodolfo III Dela Cruz 15 32 37:38.7 4 Julien Benavidez 17 33 37:39.7 5 Joshua Camino 14 65 47:03.1 6 Mil Ryahsson Piocnacia 18 103 1:09:26.0 7 Gem Russell Piocnacia 16 104 1:09:26.2 Female 20 to 24 1 Keziah Maranan 20 86 53:55.4 Male 20 to 24 1 Nehemiah Cruz 22 13 29:48.8 2 Johnel Lagabon 24 15 30:24.9 Female 25 to 29 1 Rochelle Mendoza 25 87 53:55.9 Female 30 to 34 1 Hanilyn Hardin 31 37 39:49.7 Male 30 to 34 1 Keijo Hardin 33 22 34:45.4 2 Ben Turner 32 40 40:41.0 Female 35 to 39 1 Nina Benton 36 24 34:49.1 2 Rheza Saguban 35 36 38:52.6 3 Donna Gulfan 36 48 43:07.5 4 Precy Thomas 35 66 47:29.5 5 Mary Jo Kay De Jose 36 85 53:49.2 Male 35 to 39 1 Cyril Seralde 36 6 27:26.7 2 Ferdinand Moraga 38 20 34:11.8 3 Jarbian Pol Gulfan 35 26 36:30.7 4 Jacinto Madelo 38 43 41:09.3 5 Rowell Lobo 35 64 46:36.9 Female 40 to 44 1 Rosalie Oliver 42 17 32:10.7 2 Joann Seralde 42 77 49:34.5 3 Silvia Livingston 43 83 52:19.9 Male 40 to 44 1 Jameson Piocnacia 43 100 1:04:05.1 Female 45 to 49 1 Trudy Benton 45 10 28:43.0 2 Lissa Dela Cruz 45 50 43:40.3 3 Christy Beam 47 71 48:50.5 4 Shellie Krauklis 47 82 52:19.7 5 Rachel Piocnacia 46 99 1:04:05.0 Male 45 to 49 1 Rodolfo Jr. Delacruz 47 51 43:41.8 2 Joe Ray Dumanon 45 89 55:44.9 3 David Oliver 49 98 1:03:35.8 Female 50 to 54 1 Marisa Tolentino 53 25 35:43.3 2 Amy Mahaffey 52 27 36:35.0 3 Merly Correces 53 31 37:19.8 4 Jill Magpayo 51 52 43:46.8 5 Kim Houser 51 70 48:49.2 6 Emma Maranan 50 81 51:57.0 7 Loida Soluta 50 84 52:58.5 Male 50 to 54 1 Nehemias Cruz,jr. 51 39 40:17.3 2 Randy Benton 50 42 41:04.0 3 Boyet Magpayo 54 68 47:52.3 4 Josue Camelia 51 73 49:13.6 5 Randy Livingston 52 95 59:19.2 Female 55 to 59 1 Denise Grimsley 58 23 34:48.92 Emmie I Marasigan 56 61 46:06.7 3 Ruby Rada 59 62 46:06.9 Male 55 to 59 1 Roldan Mendoza 57 9 28:38.0 2 Oseas Cruz 55 12 29:16.2 Female 60 to 64 1 Debbie Webber 61 19 32:56.4 Male 60 to 64 1 Lemuel Maglonzo 61 14 30:22.2 2 James Asumbrado 60 44 41:24.5 3 Edward Correces 64 46 42:01.8 4 Donato Abesamis 62 53 43:52.8 Female 65 to 69 1 Lyn Lumucso 68 67 47:37.3 2 Carmelita Lim 66 80 51:48.3 3 Teresita Maglonzo 66 91 58:38.1 4 Amanda Sager 65 94 59:18.3 5 Elva Aggabao 67 101 1:06:31.7 Male 65 to 69 1 Mateo Aggabao 67 35 38:50.2 2 Abe Lim 68 41 40:50.0 3 Obed Maranan 66 49 43:08.8 4 Oscar Ayala 66 54 44:21.9 5 Marcial Lumucso 69 92 58:38.6 Female 70 to 74 1 Carolina Basit 70 93 58:40.3 Male 70 to 74 1 Abel Ventura 73 90 58:38.0 Female 75 to 79 1 Becky Farrens 76 60 46:03.3 2 Ampy Vicento 78 88 55:14.2 Male 75 to 79 1 Terry Burkholder 75 55 44:25.3 2 Nehemias Cruz,s. 75 58 45:34.4 3 Eliezer Rada 78 96 59:23.3 Female 80 and Over 1 Remedios Tortal 83 102 1:06:32.3 the 82-foot plunge to the bottom of the Honda Blue Cavern at the aquarium, mingling with the different Â“sh species in the 142,000-gallon tank while answering media questions via an elaborate audio system inside his scuba gear. ÂItÂs like negative G-force down there,ÂŽ Hinchcliffe said, still awash in a smile after emerging from the tank. ÂItÂs awesome. In the car, weÂre getting tossed around and there is a lot of force on the body. Down there, you are as light as a feather. You Â”oat around. ÂItÂs one step from being in outer space. ItÂs about as few GÂs as you can experience on the planet.ÂŽ As he answered questions from media standing outside the tank, Hinchcliffe also ÂtalkedÂŽ with Â“sh swimming past. He felt right at home in the Honda Blue CavernÂs waters set to represent those in the nearby PaciÂ“c Ocean, even if he hasnÂt been diving on the West Coast. ÂThat was awesome!ÂŽ said Hinchcliffe, the defending Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach winner. ÂIÂm a Â“sh at heart. I love any chance I get to get in the water. ÂThat was deÂ“nitely cooler temperatures than IÂm used to diving in, but they kept me nice and prepared and welldressed for it. Getting to see (the wildlife) that is local to the area is very cool, as I havenÂt really done much diving on this coast and this side of the country. To be able to have that (special full-face) mask on and be able to talk to everyone that was out there was really cool.ÂŽ Castroneves, Montoya earn spots on Long Beach Walk of Fame Team PenskeÂs Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya were forever immortalized at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Thursday. The Indy car greats, each a past winner of the popular street race, had plaques commemorating their winning history added to the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame. Both drivers competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend for Team Penske on the 1.968-mile temporary street course. Castroneves raced Indy car 13 times at Long Beach between 1998 and 2017, scoring a victory in 2001 and sitting on the pole three straight times from 2015-17. The 42-year-old Brazilian holds the track lap record of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) set last year in Verizon P1 Award qualifying. ÂItÂs an honor, no question,ÂŽ said Castroneves, the threetime Indianapolis 500 winner who will return to the Verizon IndyCar Series next month for the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ÂJust seeing the names of people who are already a part of the Wall of Fame, it just blows my mind away. In 1996, when I came over here in Indy Lights, my Â“rst race ever (was at Long Beach). I wasnÂt even thinking about it and, all of a sudden, IÂm being inducted and being a part of amazing sport legends.ÂŽ Montoya won the 1999 Long Beach race Â„ his Â“rst of 15 Indy car wins Â„ on his way to the CART season championship. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner drove in Â“ve Indy car races at Long Beach. The 42-year-old from Bogota, Colombia, enjoyed following his boss, team owner Roger Penske, who was added to the Walk of Fame in 2016. ÂItÂs unbelievable,ÂŽ Montoya said. ÂI came here two years ago to see Roger get inducted. It was huge, huge names here. You donÂt realize when you race and you win races, you never do it to be here. To get recognized for everything that youÂve done, itÂs amazing.ÂŽ PRIXFROM PAGE 2 JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTOJordan King and Spencer Pigot with a frosty friend in the Ed Carpenter Racing paddock during the autograph session at Long Beach. CHRIS JONES/INDYCAR PHOTOGraham Rahal adjusts his gloves on pit lane prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. adno=3563852
B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe Minor Fishing Periods: Today the moonrise occurs at 6:58 a.m. and sunrise at 7:01 a.m. and the moonset at 7:38 p.m. and sunset at 7:51 p.m. which will create a feed rating of 5-6 during the hours of 6-9 in the morning and evening. Prime Monthly Periods: April 15-18, new moon; April 27-May 2, full moon; May 12-18, new moon; May 26-31 full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 6-7 hour charter for $250 for one or two anglers, all gear, artiÂ“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass Â“shing charter packages available. Call to plan and book your bass Â“shing experience today. Fishing Product Sale Find: The Gun Rack-Pure Grit Boot Company at 5621 US 27 Sebring, (half mile south of Florida Hospital) is currently having a Â50 percent off All Fishing Products SaleÂ as they phase out that aspect of their business. For great Â“shing product prices stop in and ÂcashinÂ while supplies last. Better hurry. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their Âmating seasonÂ which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and territorial and Âwill notÂ tolerate any encroachment in their mating areas. Any shallow body of water will have dangerous gators so be alert and constantly scan areas youÂre in often. Smaller gators will be on the move as big gators force them out of lakes to search for non-disputed watersÂƒ.such as your pool, or any waterway. So gators will be Âwhere they usually are notÂ so again, scan areas for gator activity. It might be a little early for ÂLightning WarningsÂ but thunderstorms are now in forecasts. Remember, always have a route to a shelter Â„ which is not a tree. Vehicles and structures are best. If caught on the water, stay lower than your main motor and trolling motor. Also, test your bilge pumps. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.98 feet above sea level, which is six inches below the max-level in the 15-inch management-threshold range for April. The maximum and minimum levels will be dropped as part of the regular seasonal lake-level high-low management schedule; from 39.50 and 38.25 feet above sea level to 39.0 feet and 37.50 feet by May 1. By June 1, the hurricane season high level will be dropped another nine inches. This seasonal two-foot buffer schedule is necessary because the lake is able to Â“ll six times faster than water is able to be released. Currently all four S68 gates are closed. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or BassFishingForecast.com. Need a lake map? Go to FloridaLakesMaps.com for free lake contour maps for hundreds of your favorite lakes statewide. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass Â“shing guide-trip options, Â“shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and Â“shing philosophy. Personalized custom Â“shing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass Â“shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.com.FISHFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTONick Siclovan with a 9-pound Istokpoga bass caught with Dave Douglass. The Golf Hammock Ladies have a number of shining stars, but Jean Haig is one of the brightest. Haig shot her age of 92 on Thursday, March 15. Her teammates Caroline Duncan and Shirley Passafume knew she was playing well but never suspected the Â“nal outcome. ÂNot even Jean realized what was happening,ÂŽ remarked Passafume. On March 28, the ladies of Golf Hammock played for points. Two talented ladies helped themselves to some birdies: Florence Towell and Patty Sibet. One other star, Lorraine Chipper Friend, decided to challenge her play by hitting into the woods on hole No. 14, then over the green and had the nerve to chip in for par. In Flight One, Jeannie Fivecoat led the way, with Lorraine Northrup placing second and Helene Tremblay Â“nishing third. In Flight Two, Barb Walczak paced the Â“eld, with Theresa Hahn taking second and Patty Sibet placing third. In Flight Three it was Florence Towell leading the way, with Ruth Kirk in second and Pat Lowe in third. On April 4, the ladies continued to improve their abilities and scored very well while playing Low Gross, Low Net. Along the way, ladies once again helped themselves to some birdies: Beth Weiler (2), Helene Tremblay (3), Carolyn RifÂ”e (1), Betsy Wells (1), Judy Triere (1) and Patty Sibet (1). For low gross, in Flight One it was Beth Weiler in Â“rst place, followed by Carolyn RifÂ”e and Lorraine Friend. For Flight Two, it was Betsy Wells taking Â“rst, followed by Sue Pratt and Caroline Duncan. Flight Three saw Patty Sibet in Â“rst, with Susan Accorsi second and Cindy Dall in third. Low net in Flight One, saw Helene Tremblay place Â“rst, followed by Kathy Saleeba and Ida Warner, while Flight Two honors went to Marilyn Redenbarger, Judy Trier and Jean Haig. Flight Three saw Carolyn Troup in Â“rst, with Donna Fisher taking second and Pat Lowe placing third.Golf Hammock ladies on the linksSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN KATHY SALEEBA PHOTOJean Haig. GET LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE...YOU! 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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.com 300 wildlife are treated each year, and in March the facility rescued six eagles and have already released two. Ranger Laura McMullen ofÂ“cially introduced the Junior Ranger program designed to help youth ages 7 to 13 explore state parks and learn about recreation, natural resources, cultural resources and service. This program is similar to Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, because youth learn about our parks and wildlife and earn badges and stamps for a passport, but the focus is on the state park system. Parents and youth can stop by the Ranger Station to receive their starter packet and begin their journey towards becoming a Junior Ranger. For more information about the program, visit https://www.Â”oridastateparks.org/things-to-do/ junior-ranger. Kristen Hanson, guest artist and eco-tour operator, provided two 90-minute workshops on painting Florida scrubjays and gopher tortoises. Educational and conservation partners Â„ including Big Cypress National Preserve, Bok Tower, Archbold Biological Station, Defenders of Wildlife and Florida Trails Association Â„ also joined the Earth Day celebration. Dustin Angell, from Archbold Biological Station, stated, ÂWe come to every Highlands Hammock event that encourages educational booths. We are partners in education and conservation in this region.ÂŽ David Schmidt, curator at Highlands Hammock CCC Museum, gave a lecture about the history of the state park. Margaret Roebling donated $50,000 to purchase the land for the state park. After her death, her husband John Roebling carried out his wifeÂs wishes to conserve the park and open it to the public. Participants learned a wealth of information about our local environment and conservation history, including how to recognize and preserve native plant and animal species. They explored trails, examined skulls of native animals, learned about new programs and feasted on ice cream and sandwiches from Heavenly Scoops.EARTHFROM PAGE 1 Before entering Cypress Swamp Trail, visitors are reminded not to feed or disturb alligators. They are also reminded to keep their distance from these animals while enjoying the park. MELISSA MAIN/CORRESPONDENTLee Andrus, left, and Dustin Angell, from Archbold Biological Station, provided an educational exhibit for park visitors. They had skulls from local animals that live in Highlands County. Angell said, ÂWe can learn the life story of animals by reading their skulls.ÂŽ Heavenly Scoops served delicious hot dogs, sausage dogs and ice cream for the hungry crowd celebrating Earth Day at Highlands Hammock State Park. This cypress tree still bears the water mark from the ooding associated with Hurricane Irma. Cypress trees have cypress knees, which is part of their root system. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com double into centerÂ“eld to make the score 5-2. Gomez then capped off a 4 for 4 night with his second double, this time down the left-Â“eld line, to drive in Rivera to make the Â“nal score of 6-2. Gomez had four of the Red DevilsÂ seven hits and drove in four of their six runs while Rivera pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief for the win. ÂJust went to the batterÂs box and do my job, try to get a base hitÂŽ said Gomez. ÂIÂm starting to see the ball better, standing a little further back in the batterÂs box and waiting for the right pitch, not chasing pitches.ÂŽ ÂHe had a good night for us,ÂŽ added Cornell. ÂA bunch of clutch hits, he really stepped up and had a good game for us.ÂŽ As for Rivera, Cornell noted that they have been using him in relief and that him coming in the fourth inning facing a 3-0 count and was able to get the strikeout was key to squashing MulberryÂs momentum and ending a scoring threat. Avon Park will be home on Monday to face the Lake Placid Green Dragons and again on Friday as they host the Fort Meade Miners.DEVILSFROM PAGE 1 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon ParkÂs Mason Huertas beats the throw from rst to steal second base. earth,ÂŽ Sept 30, 2106. ÂHelp someone every chance you can. It all comes back in the end,ÂŽ Apr 18, 2017. ÂI swear sometimes IÂm a Âyes man.Â ItÂs hard to say no to good people,ÂŽ Apr 22, 2017. ÂWhy be jealous of people when you can be happy for them instead?ÂŽ Jun 6, 2017. ÂThis means a lotÂŽ said Hardy. ÂWe know how much he was loved and how much he loved everybody. It is just a good way to remember him, it is an honor.ÂŽ By all accounts, not a bad thing could be heard about Crosson as people talked about him before and after the ceremony that unveiled his name on the left centerÂ“eld wall. But maybe his former coach, Whit Cornell, said it best it one simple sentence during the presentation as he recounted some of his stories of Crosson. ÂWe always had good conversations, he was always positive, he always hustled.ÂŽ Those attributes will always be linked with his name that proudly hangs in the left centerÂ“eld wall at Charles R. Head Field, the home of the Red Devils and now, the memory of Lane Crosson.LANEFROM PAGE 1 JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENT Lane CrossonÂs grandmother, Janet Hardy, hangs CrossonÂs high school and college uniforms before the ceremony. The No. 5 was painted throughout the eld in remembrance of former Red Devil Lane Crosson. Join Phillip Statler Every Saturday 12pm 1pm and Sundays 10am 11am YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS147 S. Ridgewood Dr. I Sebring, FL 33870863-382-0037 Investment advisory services offered through Statler Financial Services, Inc. F i i i i l l S S i i I I Call us FOR FREE RISK analysisRequest your free X-Ray ReviewWWTK AM 730 Your X-Ray Review will: Show you if youÂre exposed to fees or hidden charges. And how to rectify this. Measure the level of risk your portfolio is exposed to. And let you know if itÂs appropriate for you. Show you how diverse your portfolio is. And if necessary how you can improve it.adno=3560007 adno=3561845 Alan Holmes, AAMSFinancial Advisor.2160 Lakeview Dr Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-4450 www.edwardjones.comMember SIPCYouÂre Retired.Your Money IsnÂt. To learn why consolidating your retirement accounts to Edward Jones makes sense, contact your Edward Jones Â“nancial advisor today.adno=3558713
The News Wire Sunday, April 15, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER ÂWINNIE!Â SOUTH AFRICA BIDS FAREWELL TO MADIKIZELAMANDELASee page 8. AP PHOTOSSyrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian ags as they chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during de monstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical att ack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday.WASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump on Saturday declared ÂMission AccomplishedÂŽ for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on SyriaÂs chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemicalrelated facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. ÂA perfectly executed strike,ÂŽ Trump tweeted after U.S., French and British warplanes and ships launched more than 100 missiles nearly unopposed by Syrian air defenses. ÂCould not have had a better result. Mission Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remainBy ROBERT BURNSAP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITERUNITED NATIONS Â„ The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the ÂaggressionÂŽ by the United States and its allies against Syria on Saturday. The vote reÂ”ected support for the airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites but it also demonstrated again the paralysis of the U.N.Âs most powerful body in dealing with the Syria conÂ”ict. RussiaÂs demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to ÂaggressionÂŽ and Âany further use of forceÂŽ by the U.S., Britain and France got support from only two other countries on the 15-member council Â„ China and Bolivia. By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft Â„ the U.S., Britain, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland and Ivory Coast. Four countries abstained Â„ Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. The vote came at the end of an emergency meeting of the council called by Moscow, which saw Russia and its supporters clashing with the U.S. and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack last weekend in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The U.S., Britain and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that poisonous gas was used last weekend on the Damascus suburb of Douma by President Bashar AssadÂs government. Russia and its close ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use in Douma exists. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council Âthere is clear information demonstrating AssadÂs culpability.ÂŽ She said President Donald Trump told her Saturday morning that if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again Âthe United States is locked and loadedÂŽ to strike again. RussiaÂs U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said after the vote the meeting conÂ“rmed that the U.S. and its allies Âcontinue to put international politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making Â„ myths invented in London, Paris and Washington.ÂŽ He accused the allies of violating the U.N. Charter and international law.UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in SyriaBy EDITH M. LEDERERASSOCIATED PRESS STORM | 4 FACEBOOK | 4 SUCCESS | 4MINNEAPOLIS Â„ A potent spring storm system thatÂs expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains. A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Mountainburg, Arkansas, injuring at least four people and causing widespread damage Friday afternoon. Crawford County Emergency Management Director Brad Thomas said there were at least three entrapments following the twister. He said he did not know the condition of the four people hospitalized. Video from the scene showed uprooted trees, overturned cars, damaged buildings and downed power lines. The huge storm, packing enough energy to cause widespread disruption, isnÂt unprecedented for April, said Jake Beitlich, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, Minnesota. ÂWe do get pretty powerful systems coming throughout the Midwest, and on the cold side we do get snow. And this one is particularly strong. So we do have a lot of moisture with it, and a lot of energy,ÂŽ Beitlich said. ÂOver the next 24 hours cold air is going to get wrapped into this system and weÂre going to see a band of heavy snow develop from southwestern Minnesota through northern Wisconsin. Also weÂre going to have really strong winds, especially in western Minnesota.ÂŽ Blizzard warnings stretched from northern Kansas across most of Nebraska and South Dakota into southwestern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, with winter storm warnings and watches covering most of the rest of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Heavy snow already blanketed parts of western Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota by early afternoon Friday, closing major highways in South Dakota and many roads and highways in western Nebraska Â„ including a 200-mile stretch of cross-country thoroughfare Interstate 80 from North Platte west to the Wyoming border. A road conditions report said most roads in the Nebraska Panhandle to east of Valentine in the northern part of the state were impassable because of heavy snow cover. The snow also led ofÂ“cials to shut down the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, airport Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of Michigan through Sunday morning. A swath of southern Minnesota, including Minneapolis though northern Wisconsin, was expected to get 8 to 12 inches of snow or more. Parts of northern Nebraska could get up to 18 inches, with up to 12 inches in northwestern Iowa. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph will Storm system spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in PlainsBy STEVE KARNOWSKIASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Â„ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or speciÂ“c answers. A series of tough inquiries about how much personal information Facebook vacuums up on and off its social network seemed particularly vexing for Zuckerberg, who couldnÂt quantify it. He was vague about whether Facebook was a monopoly and whether it would offer an ad-free option, as well as about how the company could offer the same level of privacy protection to users around the world. Zuckerberg squirmed when pressed about a 2011 agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that was designed to force Facebook to tighten its privacy controls. While maintaining that Facebook had adhered to the terms of the settlement, Zuckerberg repeatedly conceded that the company still made mistakes that led to the personal details about 87 million Facebook users being turned over to Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining Â“rm tied to President Donald TrumpÂs 2016 campaign. Prodded by the Cambridge scandal, the FTC is now investigating whether Facebook violated their agreement. If Facebook did, it could be Â“ned $40,000 per infraction. Lawmakers also got Zuckerberg to acknowledge that government regulation of Facebook and other internet companies is Âinevitable,ÂŽ Facebook CEO didnÂt have all the answers for CongressBy BARBARA ORTUTAY and MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP TECHNOLOGY WRITERS AP PHOTOFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Fireghrers extinguish smoke that rises from the damage of the Syrian Scientic Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, Saturday.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA severe afternoon t-storm A heavy evening t-stormHIGH 83 LOW 5960% chance of rain 55% chance of rainBeautiful with some clouds, then sunshine75 / 530% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPleasant with plenty of sunshine84 / 580% chance of rain TUESDAYPleasant with plenty of sunshine88 / 630% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny87 / 6425% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny and nice87 / 630% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 9 5 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 440-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE768085797358Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.58ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.02ÂŽ Year to date 3.75ÂŽ Normal year to date 8.53ÂŽ Record 1.33ÂŽ (1997) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.17ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.34ÂŽ Year to date 2.29ÂŽ Normal year to date 9.83ÂŽ Record 1.33ÂŽ (1991) High/Low 90/58 Normal High/Low 84/61 Record High 91 (2013) Record Low 44 (1971) High/Low 86/62 High/Low 84/64 Normal High/Low 80/61 Record High 91 (1965) Record Low 51 (1988)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 0.58 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 2.74 2.50 9.45/1991 J un. 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 3.75 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 71 48 r 69 49 s Bradenton 82 62 t 73 58 s Clearwater 81 62 t 70 60 s Coral Springs 88 67 pc 82 58 s Daytona Beach 83 52 t 71 51 s Fort Lauderdale 87 67 pc 81 61 s Fort Myers 87 66 t 80 57 s Gainesville 79 49 t 72 47 s Jacksonville 82 48 t 71 46 s Key Largo 84 72 pc 80 64 s Key West 85 72 pc 79 69 pc Lakeland 85 58 t 75 50 s Melbourne 87 58 t 77 54 s Miami 88 67 pc 82 60 s Naples 87 67 pc 79 57 s Ocala 80 52 t 71 48 s Okeechobee 87 58 t 79 50 s Orlando 85 59 t 74 54 s Panama City 66 48 r 70 53 s Pensacola 66 45 pc 72 51 s Pompano Beach 87 65 pc 79 60 s St. Augustine 81 51 t 70 51 s St. Petersburg 82 62 t 71 61 s Sarasota 82 62 t 72 58 s Tallahassee 71 42 r 71 45 s Tampa 82 62 t 71 59 s Vero Beach 87 58 t 77 54 s West Palm Beach 86 64 sh 79 56 s Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 3:35a 9:48a 3:25p 10:24p Mon. 4:21a 10:13a 3:46p 11:05p Today 2:12a 8:04a 2:02p 8:40p Mon. 2:58a 8:29a 2:23p 9:21p Today 1:15a 6:54a 1:00p 7:25p Mon. 2:07a 7:22a 1:14p 8:10p Today 4:07a 10:17a 3:57p 10:53p Mon. 4:53a 10:42a 4:18p 11:34p Today 12:27a 6:43a 12:17p 7:19p Mon. 1:13a 7:08a 12:38p 8:00p S 10-20 1-3 Light WSW 15-25 4-8 HeavyFt. Myers 87/66 storms all day Punta Gorda 89/61 storms all day Sarasota 82/62 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Apr 15 First Apr 22 Full Apr 29 Last May 7 Today 7:02 a.m. 7:42 p.m. Monday 7:41 a.m. 8:43 p.m. Today 7:05 a.m. 7:53 p.m. Monday 7:04 a.m. 7:53 p.m. Today 5:43a 11:55a 6:07p ---Mon. 6:32a 12:19a 6:57p 12:15p Tue. 7:25a 1:11a 7:51p 1:38p Monterrey 82/52 Chihuahua 82/48 Los Angeles 76/54 Washington 61/57 New York 42/41 Miami 88/67 Atlanta 64/40 Detroit 49/36 Houston 69/48 Kansas City 36/24 Chicago 41/27 Minneapolis 30/22 El Paso 82/55 Denver 63/35 Billings 60/36 San Francisco 61/47 Seattle 51/42 Toronto 36/34 Montreal 34/31 Winnipeg 40/22 Ottawa 31/26 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 04/15/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 72 46 s 80 54 c Anchorage 48 32 s 47 31 pc Atlanta 64 40 r 60 44 s Baltimore 59 53 r 57 39 r Billings 60 36 s 66 36 pc Birmingham 59 36 c 65 44 s Boise 68 43 c 52 33 sh Boston 36 33 r 51 42 r Buffalo 48 41 i 42 31 sn Burlington, VT 36 32 sn 46 36 r Charleston, WV 73 41 r 45 34 c Charlotte 79 47 t 60 40 pc Chicago 41 27 sh 37 27 sf Cincinnati 61 34 r 41 32 c Cleveland 65 41 r 45 31 sn Columbia, SC 81 47 t 63 43 s Columbus, OH 67 38 r 41 34 sn Concord, NH 33 28 i 45 37 r Dallas 67 48 s 83 59 s Denver 63 35 s 75 47 pc Des Moines 33 23 sn 40 24 s Detroit 49 36 r 43 31 sn Duluth 26 20 sn 31 20 sf Fairbanks 40 18 s 45 20 s Fargo 36 21 pc 42 24 s Hartford 39 33 r 56 37 r Helena 53 38 sh 53 33 sh Honolulu 83 74 sh 82 73 sh Houston 69 48 s 80 59 s Indianapolis 54 29 c 40 29 c Jackson, MS 58 37 s 68 45 s Kansas City 36 24 c 52 33 s Knoxville 66 38 r 50 37 c Las Vegas 84 62 pc 77 49 s Los Angeles 76 54 pc 63 46 pc Louisville 58 36 sh 46 34 c Memphis 51 35 c 60 48 s Milwaukee 37 29 i 37 26 sf Minneapolis 30 22 sn 36 21 s Montgomery 64 38 r 67 43 s Nashville 57 37 c 54 39 c New Orleans 64 46 s 72 53 s New York City 42 41 r 60 42 r Norfolk, VA 77 59 r 66 44 c Oklahoma City 60 35 s 75 60 s Omaha 34 22 sn 46 26 s Philadelphia 49 46 r 61 41 r Phoenix 90 65 pc 87 56 c Pittsburgh 73 44 r 45 33 sh Portland, ME 34 30 sn 44 39 r Portland, OR 51 43 r 51 42 r Providence 38 35 r 56 41 r Raleigh 78 50 c 61 38 pc Salt Lake City 72 53 c 69 36 pc St. Louis 43 30 sh 50 34 s San Antonio 76 53 s 83 59 s San Diego 72 58 pc 65 54 pc San Francisco 61 47 r 56 46 sh Seattle 51 42 r 51 44 r Washington, DC 61 57 r 58 42 r Amsterdam 62 50 t 59 44 pc Baghdad 87 61 t 84 59 s Beijing 70 47 s 76 54 s Berlin 71 50 pc 69 48 pc Buenos Aires 75 64 s 79 63 pc Cairo 92 66 s 92 70 s Calgary 48 27 pc 35 25 sn Cancun 84 69 t 82 68 s Dublin 52 45 r 52 50 r Edmonton 40 26 c 37 25 sn Halifax 37 26 pc 38 35 c Kiev 70 53 pc 73 51 pc London 58 46 sh 57 47 pc Madrid 64 49 pc 64 44 c Mexico City 76 50 pc 78 53 pc Montreal 34 31 sn 41 34 r Ottawa 31 26 sn 40 31 i Paris 65 47 pc 63 46 pc Regina 44 25 pc 41 28 c Rio de Janeiro 81 73 t 81 70 pc Rome 72 55 t 68 53 t St. JohnÂs 36 23 c 33 22 pc San Juan 85 74 pc 85 75 sh Sydney 78 64 s 83 64 s Tokyo 75 55 r 66 56 pc Toronto 36 34 i 44 30 r Vancouver 51 40 c 51 41 r Winnipeg 40 22 pc 42 25 pcHigh ................. 91 at Immokalee, FLLow ........... 3 at Yellowstone Lake, WY(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)75Silver Lake, Colo., got 75.8 inches of snow on April 15, 1921. This was the largest 24-hour snowfall in U.S. history. Q: What is the average time a tornado remains on the ground?A: 10 minutes. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 83/59 86/58 90/60 90/61 86/58 85/58 86/57 86/56 87/58 82/62 82/62 83/67 82/62 87/66 86/59 89/61 89/63 88/59 88/58 85/58 85/58 85/58 84/59 82/62 86/58 80/62 82/65 82/62 88/58 83/61 81/63 86/58 82/62 81/62 81/65 87/66 86/65 85/62 NATION / WEATHER Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $17,000 certiÂ“cate of deposit coming due and are thinking of buying 300 shares of Southern Co. because of the 5.3 percent yield. We found that the stock has fallen by 9 points in the past three months. What do you think? Â„ LW, Kankakee, Ill. Dear LW : Southern Co. (SO-$43.82) dominates the power business across the Southeast, with 4.6 million electricity customers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi plus 4.5 million gas customers in Georgia, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and Tennessee. Gas and oil account for 42 percent of SOÂs power generation. Coal accounts for 31 percent, and nuclear produces 15 percent, while the remaining 12 percent is purchased power. In the past Â“ve years, SOÂs shares have traded at an average high price of $52.25 a share, while its low price has been $42.88 on average. And given todayÂs price of $43.82 and a dividend that has been raised for 25 consecutive years, SOÂs 5.3 percent yield is very comforting. But I was gabberÂ”asted to discover that in 2017, several executive vice presidents, the comptroller, the CFO, the general counsel and el presidente sold over 500,000 shares for between $49 and $53. WhatÂs more, in 2016, the same ofÂ“cers and directors sold 1.2 million SO shares for between $48.40 and $54.10. TodayÂs price appears to be a good level at which to buy 300 shares. SOÂs dividend yield is among the highest in the utility industry. The company earned $3 a share in 2017 on $22.6 billion in revenues and expects to earn $3.08 a share this year on expected revenues of $23.5 billion. Meanwhile, the dividend should be raised to $2.38 this year, up from $2.30 last year. However, SO has underperformed most utility issues in the past four years because of construction difÂ“culties related to unexpected cost increases for the companyÂs two major construction projects. These projects were planned and designed to eliminate SOÂs need to purchase 12 percent of its power from other utilities. I think that the construction risks are minor inconveniences and that revenues, earnings and dividends will continue to improve modestly. That said, this has crimped SOÂs non-organic growth. As a result, SOÂs price has fallen by 9 points, causing the company to take a $9 billion hit to its capital this year. SO will need about $1 billion a year in various forms of additional equity to meet its ongoing expenses and complete its power construction projects by 2022. This additional equity could hurt the current shareholdersÂ equity, which has averaged a good 12.2 percent during the past few years. And the issuance of additional shares to pay for this cost could dilute earnings by a few pennies a share, going out to 2022. Some watchers of SO note that the utility has, like a number of its peers during the past 10 years, cobbled together a strong network of natural gas midstream assets. And these assets could be merged into an independently managed corporate structure with good earnings. If this happens, SO could spin them off as a master limited partnership or even issue a tracking stock. This could easily raise the $4 billion that SO needs to complete its construction projects. And the sale of two gas utilities, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas, which should close late this year, will offset a good portion of SOÂs equity needs and take some of the pressure off management. Though SO, rated Aby Standard & PoorÂs, has woefully underperformed most utilities, I believe that it can be safely bought for the stability of its dividends and the near certainty of its annual dividend growth. The dividend yield is certainly better than any CDÂs, and I suspect that if you were to buy SO shares and hold them for Â“ve years, you would see the price of your shares run up to the low $50s. But if youÂre uncomfortable with buying 300 shares, consider buying just 100. Meanwhile, most of the analysts on Wall Street have ÂholdÂŽ recommendations on SO, while S&P, Deutsche Bank and SunTrust have ÂbuyÂŽ recommendations. Please address your Â“nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com.Is Southern Co. a Good Buy? Malcolm Berko Parents of teen trapped in van seek answers about his deathCINCINNATI (AP) Â„ The parents of a 16-year-old boy who became trapped beneath a minivanÂs rear bench and died despite two 911 calls say they have questions and want answers. Ron and Jill Plush said in a statement Friday night that Kyle Plush, a sophomore at a Cincinnati private school, Âembraced life with a passion far beyond his years.ÂŽ Ron Plush found Kyle dead Tuesday night inside the minivan in a school parking lot after two Cincinnati police officers and a Hamilton County sheriffÂs deputy searched but failed to locate the teen earlier that day. Kyle Plush used his phoneÂs voice feature to twice call 911 Tuesday afternoon, giving the location and description of the minivan. Multiple investigations are underway to determine why Kyle wasnÂt found and rescued.Videos of 2 black men arrested at Starbucks draws outragePHILADELPHIA (AP) Â„ Videos showing two black men handcuffed and removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks have drawn outrage and prompted police investigation. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports one clip posted Thursday on YouTube shows police talking to the men for several minutes before handcuffing them and escorting them out of the Center City establishment. A second shorter clip shows a white man, who says he was meeting with the two, asking police what the men did wrong. He calls their arrest Âridiculous.ÂŽ A female voice is heard saying Âthey didnÂt do anything.ÂŽ Neither Starbucks nor police would comment on what led to the arrests. Starbucks said it was reviewing what happened and called the outcome Âunfortunate.ÂŽ Police said they are conducting an internal investigation. The two men have since been released.Missouri governorÂs scandal ensnares unwitting hairdresserCHICAGO (AP) Â„ The scandal that could trigger impeachment proceedings against the Missouri governor has ensnared a St. Louis woman who testified about an affair with Eric Greitens, though she never went to police or sought an investigation. The womanÂs account was made public this week in a report released by lawmakers. It portrays a hairdresser in a rocky marriage whose handsome client bedazzled her with his accomplishments, including a career as a Navy SEAL. If accurate, her testi mony shows her being threatened by one man Â„ Greitens Â„ and betrayed by another Â„ her exhusband, who gave a TV station a secretly recorded conversation in which she described a sexual encounter with Greitens. SheÂs also been drawn into a political process that could invite attacks on her character and credibility.GM ending shift at Ohio car plant amid sales slowdownLORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Â„ General Motors says it will eliminate a production shift at its Chevy Cruze manufacturing plant in Ohio that could cost as many as 1,500 jobs. GM attributes the move announced Friday to falling sales of compact cars. The automaker says it will cut second shift operations at its Lordstown factory outside Cleveland by the end of June. GM officials say they wonÂt know for several weeks how many jobs will be eliminated because of buyout offers and other factors. The automaker last year eliminated the plantÂs third shift and stopped production altogether for several weeks during summer because of shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVS. GM projects this yearÂs Cruze sales to be on par with the 2017 total of 150,000 cars in the U.S. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS
The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 NATION ETHERRIPOUTBANGUP GRAPEOCEANICALIASES GAPESBEAKOFLADSTRUCK SPEEDOFUNGOBRAY THESTUCKHOPSBEERSYNE UPNDOTIMEWRAP RISESPETERSNODOFF FLORIDLUGPSSTLARUE SENATESPALEHAIRYMASS APEDENABLEONES TERROROFBADGLIDINGS COLARIBALDENDS ROCKSTARCASESGELCAPS ALIENLOTSBIBREUBEN BEDSITTHEMESYESNO PITSORBACHTAR CONSTHEFANTATRAYSALE AREAMITEREDENIC HEALFIGHTATROMECANON NOTMUCHABANDONCREDO SHARESSPADESHEDERANSWERS to crosswordLegal fight lingers for man freed in 1980 murder caseNEW ORLEANS (AP) Â„ John Floyd was freed last year after spending 36 years locked up for a New Orleans murder he insisted he didnÂt commit. A federal appeals court this month upheld a U.S. District judgeÂs decision to order a new trial for Floyd, who said a detective coerced him to confess to the 1980 slaying. But FloydÂs legal battle is not over. Nobody is claiming heÂs a danger and prosecutors have not objected to his release pending appeal. But New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the decision that led to FloydÂs freedom still needs to be overturned. He said the federal judge in FloydÂs case should not be allowed to overrule the state trial judge some 35 years later.Gun rights advocates to rally at state capitols across USCHICAGO (AP) Â„ Gun rights supporters are expected to rally at state capitols across the U.S. to counter a recent wave of student-led protests against gun violence. SaturdayÂs rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17. Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded riÂ”es to the rallies. A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans is spreading word of the gatherings on social media. Coalition co-founder David Clayton says organizers have permits for rallies Saturday in 45 states. He stressed that people should only bring guns in states where itÂs legal.New Jersey Gov hails ÂBon Jovi DayÂ for Rock Hall inducteesTRENTON, N.J. (AP) Â„ ItÂs ÂBon Jovi DayÂŽ in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy made the declaration Saturday, hours before the platinum-selling New Jersey band was to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Cleveland. The Democratic governor hailed the band as Âone of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time.ÂŽ Led by Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi, the band released its Â“rst album in 1984 and has recorded classic rock anthems including ÂYou Give Love A Bad Name,ÂŽ ÂLivinÂ On A PrayerÂŽ and ÂWanted Dead or Alive.ÂŽ Bon Jovi will be inducted along with Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, Nina Simone and others.Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies ÂOne Flew Over the CuckooÂs NestÂŽ and ÂAmadeusÂŽ won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died. He was 86. Dennis Aspland, FormanÂs agent, says in a statement that FormanÂs wife, Martina, told him her husband died about 2 a.m. Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Conn. ÂCuckooÂs Nest,ÂŽ based on Ken KeseyÂs novel about a misÂ“t who leads the inmates of a mental institution in a revolt against authority, captured every major Oscar at the 1976 Academy Awards. ÂAmadeus,ÂŽ the Mozart biopic, captured seven Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor.Town wants UFO memorial moved; witness objectsSHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) Â„ A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting. The 5,000-pound memorial in ShefÂ“eld was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks later when it was discovered it was on town land. Now, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard tells The Berkshire Eagle it has to be moved again because itÂs on a town right-ofway easement. ThatÂs not sitting well with Thom Reed. He was 9 when he, his mother, grandmother and brother saw what he described as a Âselfcontained glowÂŽ that Â”ooded their car with an amber light. About 40 people in several surrounding towns reported the strange light. Reed is threatening legal action.Former U2 stage to be centerpiece of Utah aquarium expansionSALT LAKE CITY (AP) Â„ A giant metal structure that spent two years touring the world with rock band U2 is Â“nding a new home at an aquarium in suburban Salt Lake City. The massive, fourlegged structure towered above the rock behemoths during a world tour from 2009 to 2011. Now, the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper says it will be the centerpiece of a new expansion project. Aquarium founder and CEO Brent Andersen says the expansion will continue the facilityÂs mission and help keep up with growth in attendance. Construction of the expansion is expected to begin this year. The outdoor plaza featuring the former rock stage is expected to be open for visitors next summer. A new science learning center will be Â“nished in 2021.Louisiana takes aim at Jim Crow-era jury lawBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Â„ Louisiana is one of just two states allowing juries that are not unanimous to still Â“nd a defendant guilty of a felony. Sen. J.P. Morrell wants to change that. He says split juries are a remnant of the Jim Crow era and a result of longstanding efforts to maintain white supremacy after the Civil War. The New Orleans Democrat has proposed a constitutional amendment to require unanimous verdicts in felony cases. Critics of divided juries say they results in unfair verdicts, especially against black defendants. The measure is gaining steam in the state Capitol. The proposal has passed in the Senate and awaits debate in the House. If the Legislature approves the measure, it will go on a ballot for voter approval t his fall.In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejectedFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Â„ As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republicandominated legislature overrode vetoes from the stateÂs GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections. Teacher Karen Schwartz brought a sign to KentuckyÂs state Capitol on Friday declaring ÂSupport our Schools.ÂŽ But it was her shoes, a comfortable pair of Crocs, that had a bigger message for state lawmakers. She said teachers are not going to get tired. Teachers had been booing Republicans for months after they passed changes to the teachersÂ pension system. But Friday, teachers cheered as Republicans voted to override Gov. Matt BevinÂs vetoes. NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFS LIMA, Peru Â„ Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. allies in Latin America on Saturday that the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria Âdegraded and crippledÂŽ the countryÂs chemical weapons capability in a series of meetings at an international summit. Pence, meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of a summit in Peru, said President Donald Trump had Âmade it clear to the worldÂŽ that the United States Âwill not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against men, women and children.ÂŽ The vice president, Â“lling in for Trump at the Summit of the Americas, said the U.S. remained ÂhopefulÂŽ that with the cooperation of Great Britain and France, and support of allies like Canada, Âthat we will see Syria, and their patrons in Russia and Iran, once and for all abandon the use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians.ÂŽ Trudeau expressed solidarity with the U.S. for the Âunfortunate but necessaryÂŽ airstrikes in Syria. Pence pivoted to the U.S. response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria as he sought to build support for further isolating Venezuela, which has faced U.S. sanctions amid a political crisis led by President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro has been barred from the summit over his plans to hold a presidential election that the opposition is boycotting and that many foreign governments consider a sham. But much of his focus involved relationships closer to home. Pence met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has yet to meet with Trump amid an impasse over the wall Trump has pledged to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Pence told Pena Nieto he looked forward to discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement and a Âbroad range of issues.ÂŽ The Mexican leader said they will discuss NAFTA and other parts of their relationship involving Âcooperation and mutual respect.ÂŽ The meeting comes amid tensions between Trump and Mexico over immigration and the presidentÂs calls for a border wall. The two leaders did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about the border wall. The meeting with Pence was announced on Friday and follows TrumpÂs push to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to Â“ght illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Pena Nieto and opposing candidates in the Mexican presidential election have condemned the move. Trudeau expressed optimism that the three neighbors could reach an agreement on a renegotiated NAFTA, telling Pence there was Âpositive momentumÂŽ in the talks. Pence, for his part, told Trudeau that the U.S. was ÂencouragedÂŽ by the progress and hopeful it can lead to Âmore fair and reciprocal trade.ÂŽ Pence left the summit late Friday so he could confer with U.S. congressional leaders by telephone from his hotel suite about TrumpÂs plans to announce the missile strikes. Pence then attended a banquet hosted by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.In Peru, Pence updates allies on US-led airstrikes in SyriaBy KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO Â„ A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday. Police had previously said they believed the Hart family died in a suicide plunge from a scenic overlook. The crash happened just days after authorities in Washington state opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected. Preliminary to xicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher. Toxicology tests also found that her wife Sarah Hart and two of their children had Âa signiÂ“cant amountÂŽ of an ingredient commonly found in the allergy drug Benadryl, which can make people sleepy. Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said. Carpenter said none of the carÂs occupants were wearing seatbelts. Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the familyÂs SUV when it plunged off a cliff in Mendocino County, more than 160 miles north of San Francisco. Authorities have said data from the vehicleÂs software suggested the crash was deliberate, though the California Highway Patrol has not concluded why the vehicle went off an ocean overlook on a rugged part of coastline. A specialized team of accident investigators is trying to Â“gure that out with help from the FBI, Carpenter said. ÂWe believe that the Hart incident was in fact intentio nal,ÂŽ he said. Carpenter said the family stopped in the small town of Naselle, Washington, about 80 miles northwest of their Woodland, Washington, home, during their drive to the California cliff. But investigators are still trying to determine why they stopped in Naselle, which added an hour and a half to their trip, and whether they contacted anyone. Naselle is near U.S. Highway 101, a popular, scenic route along the coast. Five bodies were found March 26 near the small city of Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect, but three of their children were not immediately recovered from the scene. Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identiÂ“ed. The 100-foot drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found. Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police ofÂ“cer during a 2014 protest. A neighbor of the Harts in Woodland, Washington, had Â“l ed a complaint, saying the children were apparently being deprived of food as pu nishment. Long before the crash, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty in 2011 to a domestic assault charge in Minnesota over what she said was a spanking given to one of her children. And authorities have said social services ofÂ“cials in Oregon contacted the West Linn Police Department about the family in 2013 while they were living in the area. Alexandra Argyropoulos, who told The Associated Press previously that she contacted Oregon child welfare ofÂ“cials, said in an email Friday that Jennifer Hart ran the household Âlike a regimented boot camp.ÂŽ Argyropoulos wrote that as a family friend she initially thought Jennifer Hart was a loving mother. But after spending two weeks with the family Argyropoulos said she noticed kindness, love and respect for the children was largely absent. She says the six kids were regularly punished for common childlike and adolescent behavior, such as laughing too loudly.Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunkBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESS TRISTAN FORTSCH/KATU NEWS VIA AP, FILEThis March 20, 2016, le photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. A body was recovered Saturday, April 7, in the vicinity where an SUV plunged o a Northern California cli last month, killing the family of eight in what authorities suspect may have been an intentional crash.
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018. There are 260 days left in the year. Today in history On April 15, 2013 two bombs made from pressure cookers exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing two women and an 8-year-old boy and injuring more than 260. Suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police; his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. On this date In 1974 members of the Symbionese Liberation Army held up a branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco; a member of the group was SLA kidnap victim Patricia Hearst, who by this time was going by the name ÂTaniaÂŽ (Hearst later said sheÂd been forced to participate). In 1986 the United States launched an air raid against Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5; Libya said 37 people, mostly civilians, were killed. In 1989 96 people died in a crush of soccer fans at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Students in Beijing launched a series of pro-democracy protests; the demonstrations culminated in a government crackdown at Tiananmen Square. In 1998 Pol Pot, the notorious leader of the Khmer Rouge, died at age 72, evading prosecution for the deaths of two million Cambodians. TodayÂs birthdays Country singer Roy Clark is 85. Actress Claudia Cardinale is 80. Author and politician Jeffrey Archer is 78. Rock singer-guitarist Dave Edmunds is 75. Actor Michael Tucci is 72. Actress Lois Chiles is 71. Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is 71. Actress Amy Wright is 68. Columnist Heloise is 67. Actor Sam McMurray is 66. Actressscreenwriter Emma Thompson is 59. Bluegrass musician Jeff Parker is 57. Singer Samantha Fox is 52. Bible verse Â I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face; in their affliction they will seek me early.ÂŽ Â„ Hosea 5:15. God will not force Himself upon you. He will work in your life when you acknowledge Him. Are you ready to make that step? HeÂs waiting on you. MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. Â„ A rift between two former neighbors has resulted in them sharing custody of a Labrador retriever mix. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Tina Marie Walker and David Somerville lived next to each other in a Florida apartment complex when he drove her in 2016 to an animal shelter, where she adopted Elario. When she worked, Somerville would take the dog for walks and to the dog park. He says he paid the dogÂs vet bills. That led to a rift over who really was the dogÂs owner and Somerville sued Walker in small claims court. A judge ruled recently that they are to share custody and even drew up a schedule. Walker has moved from the apartment complex but now drops Elario off for his stays with Somerville.ODD NEWS Argument over dogÂs real owner leads to court custody fightmake travel hazardous. The National Weather ServiceÂs Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, had issued tornado watches Friday for eastern Texas and western Louisiana, moving up through eastern Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and into Missouri and Iowa. The weather service also warned of the potential for strong thunderstorms, large hail and damaging winds for Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas. In Conway, Arkansas, strong winds caused damage at several buildings at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday. The school said on its Facebook page that students were evacuated from an all-female freshman dormitory after its roof was damaged. No injuries were reported. In Mountain Home in northern Arkansas, authorities evacuated a nursing home after its roof was severely damaged by heavy winds. Police said no injuries were reported. The threat of severe weather prompted ofÂ“cials with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans to cancel all of SaturdayÂs events, held outdoors across 23 stages scattered throughout the historic neighborhood. Organizers said the festival will reopen for its Â“nal day on Sunday at 11 a.m. Forecasters said Alabama was also at risk for a weekend of severe weather, with the National Weather Service predicting storms beginning over north Alabama early Saturday will create a threat of winds up to 60 mph and tornadoes through Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center said thereÂs an enhanced risk of bad weather in an area that includes Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile, and that Montgomery is on the fringe of the risk area. Severe thunderstorms also popped up to the north Friday morning in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Golf ball-sized hail fell Friday morning in parts of southwestern Wisconsin, covering the ground like snow in Richland Center and Gays Mills. Large hail also fell in Parker in southeastern South Dakota while pea-sized hail fell in nearby Sioux Falls. ÂThat that just kind of again speaks to how strong the system is, where youÂre going to get a lot of snow on the cold side, and severe thunderstorms in the warm part of the storm,ÂŽ Beitlich said. In South Dakota, where a blizzard warning covered much of the state, authorities issued no-travel advisories for many highways and closed much of Interstate 90 in the western half of the state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard closed state government ofÂ“ces in 32 counties ahead the approaching blizzard. Dozens of school districts canceled classes ahead of snow accumulation expected to reach as much as 18 inches in some areas. Rapid City had already received 5.5 inches by 10 a.m. Dangerous Â“re weather conditions in Oklahoma contributed to wildÂ“res that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes near Woodward, about 125 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Emergency crews in western Texas were also battling wildÂ“res amid forecasts of extreme Â“re danger.STORMFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA line of thunderstorms pass over a barn near Baldwin City, Kan., Friday, April 13. The area was under a severe thunderstorm warning. Accomplished!ÂŽ His choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with President George W. Bush following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a ÂMission AccomplishedÂŽ banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organized an insurgency that tied down U.S. forces for years. The nighttime Syria assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conÂ”ict with SyriaÂs key ally, Russia, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance. The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning. The U.S. ambassador in Moscow, John Huntsman, said in a video, ÂBefore we took action, the United States communicated withÂŽ Russia to Âreduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties.ÂŽ Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said that to her knowledge no one in the Defense Department communicated with Moscow in advance, other than the acknowledged use of a military-tomilitary hotline that has routinely helped minimize the risk of U.S.-Russian collisions or confrontations in Syrian airspace. OfÂ“cials said this did not include giving Russian advance notice of where or when allied airstrikes would happen. Russia has military forces, including air defenses, in several areas of Syria to support President Bashar Assad in his long war against antigovernment rebels. Russia and Iran called the use of force by the United States and its allies a Âmilitary crimeÂŽ and Âact of aggression.ÂŽ The U.N. Security Council met to debate the strikes, but rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the ÂaggressionÂŽ by the three Western allies. TrumpÂs U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, told the session that the president has made it clear that if Assad uses poison gas again, Âthe United States is locked and loaded.ÂŽ Assad denies he has used chemical weapons, and the Trump administration has yet to present hard evidence of what it says precipitated the allied missiles attack: a chlorine gas attack on civilians in Douma on April 7. The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used. ÂGood souls will not be humiliated,ÂŽ Assad tweeted, while hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus, the capital, where they Â”ashed victory signs and waved Â”ags in scenes of deÂ“ance after the early morning barrage. The strikes Âsuccessfully hit every ta rget,ÂŽ White told reporters at the Pentagon. The military said there were three targets: the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons ÂbunkerÂŽ a few miles from the second target. Although ofÂ“cials said the singular target was AssadÂs chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared. In a U.S. military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, the Pentagon said missiles took out nearly 20 percent of the Syrian air force. As of Saturday, neither Syria nor its Russian or Iranian allies retaliated, Pentagon ofÂ“cials said. The U.S.-led operation won broad Western support. The NATO alliance gave its full backing; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in Brussels that the attack was about en suring that chemical weapons cannot be used with impunity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the attack Ânecessary and appropriate.ÂŽ In his televised address from the White House on Friday evening, Trump said the U.S. was prepared to sustain economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until the Syrian leader ends what Trump called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons. That did not mean military strikes would continue. In fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were planned. Asked about TrumpÂs ÂMission AccomplishedÂŽ assertion, White said it pointed to the successful targeting of three Syrian chemical weapons sites. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said the allied airstrikes Âtook out the heartÂŽ of AssadÂs chemical weapons arsenal. He said the missiles hit the Âsweet spot,ÂŽ doing the expected level of damage while minimizing the unintentional release of toxic fumes that could be harmful to nearby civilians. When pressed, he acknowledged that some unspeciÂ“ed portion of AssadÂs chemical arms infrastructure was not targeted. ÂThere is still a residual element of the Syrian program that is out there,ÂŽ McKenzie said, adding, ÂIÂm not going to say theyÂre going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future. I suspect, however theyÂll think long and hard about it.ÂŽ AssadÂs Barzah research and development center in Damascus was destroyed, McKenzie said. ÂIt does not exist anymore.ÂŽSUCCESSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOSA Syrian girl holds up a Syrian national ag with a picture of President Bashar Assad as government supporters chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday.although he was vague about what kind of rules he believes are needed or what he would support. He brushed off suggestions that Facebook has built a monopoly but didnÂt identify the companyÂs competitors. Instead, he asserted without elaborating that Âthe average American uses eight different apps to communicate with their friends and stay in touch with people.ÂŽ He didnÂt mention whether those other apps included FacebookÂs own Messenger, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, which are also both owned by Facebook. Zuckerberg also didnÂt rule out the possibility that Facebook might eventually offer a version giving people the option of paying a monthly fee in exchange for not having their personal information mined for advertising. Sheryl Sandberg, FacebookÂs chief operating idea, Â”oated the idea in an interview with NBC before Zuckerberg appeared in Congress. Although Zuckerberg didnÂt elaborate, the concept would be similar to what both videostreaming service Hulu and music-streaming service Spotify already do by offering a free version supported by ads or a commercial-free version that requires a subscription. Zuckerberg emphasized that Facebook will always offer a free version of its network. But FacebookÂs business model, as Zuckerberg repeatedly explained in his testimony, depends upon ads shown to people based on the interests they share on the network. That strategy generated $40 billion in ad revenue for Facebook last year, helping to make it one of the worldÂs most valuable companies just 14 years after Zuckerberg started the business in his Harvard dorm room. While Facebook users can turn off some data collection used for advertising, it canÂt stop tracking entirely. Zuckerberg also wasnÂt clear on how the company would offer all users privacy protection equal to that offered by European Union regulations taking effect next month. While heÂs said he supports the General Data Protection Regulation, Facebook probably isnÂt following those rules quite yet. ÂDonÂt say we already do what GDPR requires,ÂŽ one passage from his cheat sheet reminded him.FACEBOOKFROM PAGE 1 In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) res a Tomahawk land attack missile Friday, as part of the military response to SyriaÂs use of chemical weapons on April 7.
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The Sun /Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus j ob experience. Because he hasnÂt had much luck applying online, I have been calling local businesses to see whatÂs available while heÂs working hard at school. A problem IÂm encountering is something I never had to deal with in my own job search. ItÂs companies asking if he wants an internship. They say they canÂt pay him to train him. Can you explain the basis of this response? Â„ WANTS TO KNOW IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR WANTS TO KNOW: The basis may be economic. The companies donÂt want to spend the money on an intern, particularly one who exhibits such little initiative that his mother has to call to inquire about a j ob for him. Keep in mind that some internships have been known to lead to permanent positions. Your son may have better luck if he places the calls himself. DEAR ABBY: What is proper when hosting guests from out of state? In a few months, two dierent relatives will be visiting me separately, each for two weeks. For years it has been my custom to go to church early on Sunday and then to brunch with friends. I donÂt mind giving up the brunch, but I donÂt want to miss church for an entire month. (IÂm a widow now and I enjoy the fellowship.) One relative is a nonchurchgoer, and the other is a JehovahÂs Witness. Neither will attend with me even though I invite them. (I tried that.) How do I handle this? Â„ CHURCH OR NO CHURCH DEAR C. OR N.C.: Having houseguests does not mean you are shackled together the entire time they stay with you. Because you have Âtried thatÂŽ and your oer was rejected, they already know you like to attend church. Handle the situation by telling them you will be going to early services on Sunday and then to brunch with some of the church members afterward. If youÂre worried about feeding your houseguests, tell them there will be lox, bagels and cream cheese waiting in the fridge when they get up Â„ something from almost every food group. DEAR ABBY: I have a slightly dierent version of a ÂPennies From HeavenÂŽ letter for you. My darling grandmother would often tell my brother and me she had a ÂYankee dimeÂŽ for us Â„ which meant a kiss. Not long after her death, I started nding shiny dimes in the strangest places Â„ under birthday gifts, by the Christmas tree and in my kitchen (which is my happy place). My heart lls as the dimes continue to pile up. I save them all. If I had a penny for every Yankee dime I got while growing up, IÂd be very rich. Â„ SUZANNE IN OCALA, FLA. DEAR SUZANNE: You ARE rich! You were blessed to have had a grandmother who loved you and your brother and demonstrated it every chance she got. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in ÂWhat Every Teen Should Know.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the Dear Readers: If you notice bees near your home, there may be a good reason. Lots of them will nest close to yummy things that they can consume Â„ and that includes food, sugary drinks and garbage cans lled with tasty trash. If you get rid of all the tempting food and drink, the bees will move to a more appealing location. HereÂs another way to deal with those bees: If a bee buzzes around you, do not swat at it or move fast because that might provoke the bee to sting you. Instead, remain calm and move away very slowly. However, if you stumble onto a nest, run away ASAP. Do not attempt to remove a big nest unless you feel that it is a threat to you. Hire a licensed pest-control professional to handle this task. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: We use a lot of duct tape around our house and in many dierent ways, but when I pull it o, it leaves an awful, sticky residue that I nd dicult to remove. Can you help me? Â„ Carol from South Dakota Dear Carol: Yes, use these Heloise Hints with products you have in your house, and you can solve this problem with a little elbow grease. 1. Pour a little bit of vegetable or baby oil onto your hands. Rub your ngers in the sticky areas. Allow the oil to remain on the areas for about 30 minutes. 2. Pat cornmeal into the oil and rub in a circular motion, both counterclockwise and then clockwise, until you see that the residue is balling up. Use a plastic scrubber to lift it all o. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Granite oors can create a gorgeous entrance into your house. They are attractive and durable, but they get dirty and have to be cleaned. HereÂs how you can keep them in good shape: Â„ Dust often with a nontreated mop to eliminate sand or dirt, which can be harmful to the oor. Â„ Mix warm water with a pH neutral detergent. Apply this with a cloth mop. Do not use too much cleaner because it will leave a lm. Â„ Rinse completely and dry with a soft cloth. Â„ Do not ever apply abrasive or acidic cleaners that can damage the surface. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: My children love peanut butter, and I have heard that I could make my own. I think it could be a good project for my kids. Do you have a recipe? Â„ Eleanor from Louisiana Dear Eleanor: Yes, this would be a fun family project. Make sure you have dry-roasted or fresh roasted peanuts (you can buy them on sale at the supermarket). Also check your pantry for vegetable or peanut oil, which is needed. Your kids can measure one cup of peanuts and two to three tablespoons of oil. Pour this into a blender or food processor. Blend until you have crunchy or smooth peanut better, whichever they like the most. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Do you hate the bitter taste in your coee? It can ruin the start of the morning. You can solve this easily by adding a pinch of salt to the coee grounds BEFORE brewing. Did you know that the wonderful avor of brewed coee begins to deteriorate after only 15 minutes? Drink up! Â„ HeloiseMother assisting sonÂs job hunt regularly stymied by internshipsDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 WORLD JOHANNESBURG Â„ Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the Â”ag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her ofÂ“cial funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger. Thunder rumbled and it began to rain as the casket left the 40,000-seat stadium Â„ a blessing, witnesses said. Heads of state joined the Â“ve-hour celebration of the powerful Â“gure who will be buried as a national hero following lively debate over how she should be remembered after her death on April 2 at age 81. Often called the ÂMother of the NationÂŽ and ÂMama Winnie,ÂŽ Madikizela-Mandela fought to keep South AfricaÂs anti-apartheid struggle in the international spotlight while her husband, Nelson Mandela, was imprisoned. ÂLong before it was fashionable to call for Nelson MandelaÂs release from Robben Island, it was my mother who kept his memory alive,ÂŽ elder daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini said as the crowd erupted in cheers. Many South Africans have stood up for Madikizela-MandelaÂs memory against critics who characterized her as a problematic Â“gure who was implicated in political violence after she returned from years of banishment in a rural town. ÂProud, d eÂ“ant, articulate, she exposed the lie of apartheid,ÂŽ President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his tribute. ÂLoudly and without apology, she spoke truth to power.ÂŽ He recited Maya AngelouÂs poem ÂStill I Rise.ÂŽ And as the casket left the stadium, another speaker read out Alice WalkerÂs poem ÂWinnie Mandela We Love You.ÂŽ Since her death, supporters have visited Madikizela-MandelaÂs family home in Soweto, the Johannesburg township where she lived, and condolences have poured in from around the world in remembr ance of one of the 20th centuryÂs most prominent political activists. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who attended the funeral, said Friday that Madikizela-Mandela was responsible for making the anti-apartheid movement Âa global struggle.ÂŽ Many memorializing Madikizela-Mandela recognized her as a political force in her own right. ÂIn apartheid South Africa, the combination of patriarchy and racism together meant that black women confronted enormous obstacles from the cradle to the grave, making her own achievements all the more exceptional,ÂŽ U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday at a memorial in New York, not mentioning Nelson Mandela at all. The young MadikizelaMandela grew up in what is now Eastern Cape province and came to Johannesburg as the cityÂs Â“rst black female social worker. Not long after, she met African National Congress activist Mandela and the couple married in 1958, forming one of the most storied unions of the century. After Mandela was imprisoned, MadikizelaMandela embraced her own leadership in the freedom struggle with steely de termination and at great personal sacriÂ“ce. For years, she was routinely harassed by apartheid-state security forces, imprisoned and tortured. In 1977, she was banished to a remote town. It took a toll. When Madikizela-Mandela returned from exile she became involved with a group of young men known as the Mandela United Football Club. The men were accused of the disappearances and killings of at least 18 boys and young men and the leader was convicted of killing a 14-year-old, nicknamed ÂStompie,ÂŽ accused of being a police informer. In 1991, a court found Madikizela-Mandela guilty of the boyÂs kidnapping and assault and sentenced her to six years in jail. She appealed and was found guilty of being an accessory in the assault, and the sentence was reduced to a Â“ne and suspended prison term. Madikizela-Mandela denied knowledge of any killings. Mandela divorced her in 1996, claiming inÂ“delity and saying that after his release from prison, his wife made him Âthe loneliest man.ÂŽ Though she fought Â“ercely for democracy, Madikizela-Mandela Â”oundered in a political career after the Â“rst free elections in 1994. Mandela, South AfricaÂs Â“rst black president, Â“red her as one of his deputy ministers. Her stints as a lawmaker, a post she held until her death, were lackluster. Mandela-Dlamini, her elder daughter, accused the media of being complicit in a long Âsmear campaignÂŽ against her mother. ÂPraising her now that sheÂs gone shows what hypocrites you are,ÂŽ she said during her speech. ÂItÂs become clear that South Africa, and indeed the world, holds men and women to different standards of morality.ÂŽ Ramaphosa said the traumas that MadikizelaMandela endured as a target of the powerful apartheid state inÂ”icted Âdeep woundsÂŽ that never healed Â„ and went largely ignored by many peers. ÂShe bore witness to our suffering. We did not do the same for her,ÂŽ he said. ÂToday is a moment to heal those wounds. Today is a time for healing as we put Mama Winnie to rest.ÂŽÂWinnie!Â South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-MandelaBy KRISTA MAHRASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa, center, is anked by daughters of late anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Zenani, third from right, and Zindzi, second from right, during her funeral at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Saturday. adno=3565767 23,000 MILES, ONE OWNER, SE MODEL, WARRANTY2016 FORD FUSION $15,981 Z71 EXTENDED CAB, 19,200 MILES, BIG OPTIONS, NICE2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO 4X4 HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE, ONE OWNER, 41,000 MILES2012 VOLKSWAGEN EOS $13,987 4 DOOR DOUBLE CAB, AUTOMATIC, NEW TIRES, NICE2015 TOYOTA PRERUNNER $20,987 ONE OWNER, PEARL WHITE, S MODEL, XCLEAN CAR2015 NISSAN ALTIMA $14,881 SE MODEL, THIRD ROW SEAT, DUAL AIR, ONE OWNER2014 DODGE JOURNEY $13,981 + MODEL, SUNROOF, NEW TIRES, ESTATE PURCHASE2013 KIA SOUL SOLD ONE OWNER, 32,000 MILES, SPORT MODEL, BARGAIN2016 JEEP PATRIOT $11,881 5 DOOR SE MODEL, 16,000 MILES, VENETIAN RED2012 HYUNDAI ACCENT $10,881 19,100 MILES, SHARPEST LOOKING I N THE CLASS2016 KIA SPORTAGE ONE OWNER a d no=3565767 SOLD S O L D ONE OWNER2016 RAM 1500 4X4 4 DOOR SV MODEL, V-6 POWER, AUTOMATIC, LOADED2011 NISSAN FRONTIER $15,981 FREE Report with EVERY Vehicle!
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 www.highlandsnewssun.com Lake Placid LAKE JUNE POINTE CUSTOM HOMEÂ€ 4BR/3BA, 3278 Sq.Ft. Â€ Gourmet kitchen w/gas stove, granite Â€ Private dock, boathouse, lift. Much More!$649,900 MLS#245394 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Find your dream home at: www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate Â€ Property Management Â€ Title Â€ Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 Â€ Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 Â€ Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1-3 PM 956 E LAKE DR. L PLACID, 33852 Â€ 3BR/2.5BA, 1978 Sq.Ft. Â€ Metal roof, split plan, 2 car garage Â€ Under construction & on Lake Sirena $384,900 MLS#241942 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Lake Placid ON LAKE PLACID! Â€ Exceptionally rare property Â€ 2 family home Â€ Each side just under 2,000 Sq.Ft. $439,000 MLS#244148 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW PROPERTYÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 2115 Sq.Ft. Â€ Pool home. Completely remodeled Â€ New roof, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances$289,900 MLS#245940 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring GOLF HAMMOCK ESTATE HOMEÂ€ 5BR/5BA, 5558 Sq.Ft. Â€ Spacious pool area w/summer kitchen Â€ Golf course view. Too many extras to list!$510,000 MLS#245288 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2011 Sq.Ft. Â€ Brand new construction Â€ Time to select some finishes $224,900 MLS#247080 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS! Â€ 3BR/3BA, 2725 Sq.Ft. Â€ Custom improvements throughout Â€ Panoramic view of Lake Redwater $494,000 MLS#246960 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY REMODELEDÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. Â€ Completely furnished Â€ Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view$214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring GOLF HAMMOCK HOMEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1437 Sq.Ft. Â€ New tile flooring, new plumbing Â€ Kitchen w/breakfast bar & 9x11 breakfast nook$157,500 MLS#247192 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen open to large family room Â€ Concrete block storage shed $99,900 MLS#246837 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 Lake Placid AWESOME OPPORTUNITYÂ€ 4BR/3BA, 2000 Sq.Ft. Â€ On over 4 acres Â€ Kitchen updates. New septic/drain field$249,500 MLS#247105 Leslie Sparks (863) 441-7137 Lake Placid ON CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1346 Sq.Ft. Â€ Tile floors, oversized garage Â€ Enclosed Florida room under air $169,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1-3 PM 3018 SUGAR PINE CIRCLE, SEB 33872Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1331 Sq.Ft. Â€ Cormorant Point home, fully furnished Â€ AC new in 2017 $135,000 MLS#247213 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1-3 PM 1417 KATCALANI AVE., SEB 33870Â€ 4BR/2BA, 1731 Sq.Ft. Â€ Family room addition Â€ Large laundry room, concrete RV/boat pad$132,000 MLS#246166 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Lake Placid GREAT DEAL FOR LAND & BUILDING! Â€ 2 Bldg. 7224 Sq.Ft. Â€ On 16.86 acres Â€ Currently used as a church $425,000 MLS#242194 Debra & Dennis Rutledge (863) 441-2039 Highlands Ridge GOLF COURSE HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2119 Sq.Ft. Â€ High ceilings, custom lighting Â€ Chefs kitchen w/quartz counters $242,000 MLS#247099 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 SUNDAY APRIL 15TH 1-3 PM 406 MARAVILLA AVE., SEBRING 33875 Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2226 Sq.Ft. Â€ Living area wÂ10Â ceilings Â€ French doors lead to 11x27 family room $210,000 MLS#243187 Barbara Bonasera (863) 441-0168 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. Â€ Bonus 15x20 room under air Â€ Covered boat house w/lift $171,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Avon Park CORNER LOT HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1327 Sq.Ft. Â€ In ground pool, fenced yard. Â€ New screened porch $134,900 MLS#246139 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Lake Placid ISLAND PARK ESTATESÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 2517 Sq.Ft. Â€ Upscale contemporary kitchen Â€ Large bonus room & fully screened lanai$199,900 MLS#247165 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 OPEN HOUSE Sebring PRIVATE SETTING Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1939 Sq.Ft. Â€ On 4+ acres Â€ Propane gas, pump house, concrete pad$399,000 MLS#244134 Bea Ross (863) 273-0315 Sebring OVERLOOKING LAKE JACKSON Â€ 3BR/2.5 BA, 2190 Sq.Ft. Â€ Updated kitchen Â€ Well maintained home $335,000 MLS#246046 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Sebring IDEAL COUNTRY LOCATION! Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1486 Sq.Ft. Â€ Charming home on 4.62 Acres Â€ Updates made, roof replaced in 2016 $283,900 MLS#246658 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Lake Placid DESIREABLE TOMOKA HEIGHTSÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 2418 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen w/wood cabinets, quartz counter Â€ Wood Bamboo floors. Much More!$259,000 MLS#246064 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring ON CANAL CHANNEL TO ISTOKPOGAÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1086 Sq.Ft. Â€ New roof & lanai in 2018 Â€ Newer AC, Kitchen updates MORE!$179,000 MLS#246855 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring MOVE IN READY! Â€ 4BR/2BA, 2093 Sq.Ft. Â€ Desirable Manor Hill Â€ New SS appliances, new flooring $169,900 MLS#247095 Michael Garey (863) 202-0080 Sebring SPRING LAKE HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1660 Sq.Ft. Â€ New metal roof on the way! Â€ Fresh paint in & out, new flooring $169,000 MLS#246844 Marilyn Stokes (863) 835-1980 Lake Placid TOMOKA HEIGHTS GATED COMMUNITY Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1599 Sq.Ft. Â€ Newer wood laminate floors Â€ Newer roof, AC, appliances, & more $167,500 MLS#247129 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring SUN N LAKE VILLA Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1381 Sq.Ft. Â€ Under construction Â€ High ceilings, 8ft doorways $159,000 MLS#247082 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake PlacidPLACID LAKES HOMEÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 1408 Sq.Ft. Â€ Tile floors throughout Â€ Living/dining combo, plus lanai $154,900 MLS#247062 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring CORMORANT POINTÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1191 Sq.Ft. Â€ Upgraded features include: newer AC, Â€ solid surface counters, new roof, flooring$141,900 MLS#247136 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1620 Sq.Ft. Â€ Lovely villa on 16th hole of CC course Â€ Cherry cabinets, SS appliances, pantry$188,500 MLS#244488 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid IMMACULATE HOMEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1085 Sq.Ft. Â€ Large family room opens to large yard Â€ Additional lot included. New in 2017 AC$129,900 MLS#247198 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Sebring SEBRING RIDGE Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1180 Sq.Ft. Â€ Renovated kitchen w/SS appliances Â€ 28x10 all tiled back porch $129,000 MLS#246977 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Sebring SUN N LAKE UPDATED HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1549 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen w/SS appliances Â€ Granite counters, new lighting. MORE! $154,900 MLS#247077 Lori Brown (863)835-1196 Lake Placid BEST VALUE! Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1006 Sq.Ft. Â€ Renovated condo w/enclosed porch Â€ Updated baths, completely furnished! $69,900 MLS#246541 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 adno=3560267
C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com This homeÂs high ceilings and decorator features, including custom lighting, give it an open spacious feeling from the moment you step into the foyer. The tasteful ceramic Â”ooring will catch your eye throughout the foyer, living room, kitchen and dining area. The open Â”oor plan is great for both family and entertaining with the living room, kitchen and lanai all open and easily accessible from each room. A wall of sliding glass doors open to the lanai and golf course beyond. The kitchen is a chefÂs delight with white cabinets, easy maintenance quartz counters, center island and breakfast bar. ThereÂs even two pantries so thereÂs never a shortage of storage space. The dining area is bright and cheerful with light from the bay window overlooking the golf course. The ofÂ“ce has double French doors, which allows Â”exibility in itÂs use. The current owners are using it as a formal dining room but itÂs also the perfect place for an ofÂ“ce, work-out room or even a music/piano room. YouÂll enjoy relaxing in the large tiled lanai with vinyl windows and magniÂ“cent view of the golf course. This is a great place to just lay back enjoying nature or a quiet place to read your favorite novel. ThereÂs a pavered patio area off the lanai just right for grilling or getting a bit of sun. The spacious ownerÂs suite boasts a spa-like bath with a roomy shower, double sinks and private water closet. The Â”ex second bedroom is adjacent to the ownerÂs suite and is currently being used as a sitting room. If you prefer, it can be closed off with its double doors giving it total privacy as a bedroom. The third bedroom is on the other side of the home from the ownerÂs suite along with the guest bath, giving both the owners and their guests privacy. This home offers 2,119 square feet of air-conditioned living space with 3,196 total square footage. The low HOA fee covers lawn mowing and edging, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the many amenities this beautiful community has to offer. There are two championship golf courses, restaurants, two pools, library, Â“tness center, pickle ball, tennis and more. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, call Ferry at 863-381-1089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email Kimbreed@ comcast.net.FERRYFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe kitchen is a chefÂs delight with white cabinets, easy maintenance quartz counters, center island and breakfast bar.If you have been considering selling your home, but havenÂt been able to decide if the time is right, we have some news for you. Inventory is low, which means home values are up. That means the time is deÂ“nitely right. DonÂt just take our word for it. Trulia, a real estate information company, commissioned a Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults to gauge the real estate market for 2018. The results showed that 31 percent expected it to be a better year for selling a home than last year, but only 6 percent were planning to sell their home. ItÂs also a good time to buy a home. Interest rates are still very low Â„ but wonÂt stay that way forever. The jobs market and economy are continuing to improve. Many people who already own a home have seen the value rise, which means they have equity and can afford to sell. All of those things traditionally lead to more people looking to purchase a home. So, you have more people wanting to buy a home, but less people selling them. It doesnÂt take a degree in economics to understand that when supply is less than demand, prices go up. But that wonÂt be the case forever. Real estate markets always shift, and signs show that a price correction may be coming soon. So if you want to take advantage of these market conditions, you donÂt want to wait too long. One of the main reasons the market may shift is the rise in interest rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the 30-year Â“xed-rate mortgage will rise to 4.5 percent this year, and rates will rise to 5 percent next year and 5.3 percent in 2020. Rising interest rates may be a good sign for the economy, but they can also push some potential buyers out of the market. For every 1 percent rise in mortgage interest rates, buyers lose 11 percent of their buying power. So the time to sell and buy is now, before rates go up any further. Another way the market may shift is from existing homes to new builds. Zillow predicts that builders will begin to construct more entry level homes to take advantage of demand. Look around as you travel about our county. Do you see more homes being built than there have been over the past few years? We do. And some of those homes are being built Âon spec,ÂŽ which means being built in order to put on the market rather and for a speciÂ“c customer. While the time is deÂ“nitely right to sell, we also want to make sure that our potential clients are actually ready for that major step. You need to ask yourself these questions: If I sell my home, can I afford to move into another one? Also, can I afford the little upgrades my home may need to make it market ready? If you have any questions about how to get your home ready to sell, The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty is always willing to talk to you. Feel free to give us a call at 863-273-2861.ItÂs a hot sellers market Norman & Mandy ElliottON THE HOME FRONT Do you love purple? Me too! And to illustrate how Âon trendÂŽ we are, The Pantone Color Institute named ÂUltra VioletÂŽ purple the 2018 color of the year. Who is Pantone? They are the people in the background telling companies (and us subconsciously) what colors we will respond to, or buy, in the future. To prepare you for what will feel like a Â”ashback to PrinceÂs 1984 iconic rock musical ÂPurple RainÂŽ lets talk about some color schemes that play beautifully with deep purple. You will be the trend setter of your neighborhood. Very exciting! For those of us who enjoy the casual spa feel, consider a deep purple with a warm gray like ÂSW 7015 Repose GreyÂŽ from Sherwin Williams, then a pop of aquamarine. This is a classic beach interior that can be brought to life by blending a woven grass rug with a linen sofa including teal taffeta and deep purple velvet throw pillows. For inspiration, watch the sunset over Lake Jackson after a hot summer day. You will see this same deep purple, blended with pinks and blues framed by a sandy beach and gray waterfront. If you want an elegant upgrade for those golden oak cabinets in the kitchen, consider a mosaic back splash tile design that features iridescent purples, stainless steel and smoke glass accents. Then add a strong purple rug in front of the sink and change your cabinet hardware and light Â“xtures to a tone of gold like Âchampagne bronzeÂŽ from Delta or maybe even copper. If you have always dreamed of a glamorous powder room, try a dramatic purple wallpaper like ÂAquarellaÂŽ by Stacy Garcia for York Wallcoverings. This design features a stylized modern bouquet of full tone purple, salmon, lilac and cool gray Â”oral petals. Have caviar taste on a tuna budget? Just use it on one accent wall behind the toilet. Mix with a dark stained Â”oor like mahogany or espresso and bright chrome Â“xtures including a stunning drop crystal chandelier. Want help on how to make this stunning jewel tone work for your home? Ask on my blog at shellysappinteriors.com/ blog/. Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email email@example.com or visit shellysappinteriors.com.Purple pairings in interiorsBy SHELLY SAPPCONTRIBUTED COLUMN DREAMSTIME/ TNSIf you love purple, 2018 is your year. Ultra Violet is the Color of 2018, according to Pantone Color Institute, and is already available in many household items. firstname.lastname@example.org Email Us Your News Tips To: Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL Â€ RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 N Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB SPRING INSPIRATION! 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comMost house purchasers look at many houses before they make a decision, weighing multiple features of one against the other. In contrast, the decision about which of numerous mortgage options to select often is made hastily with little thought. Yet borrowers have to live with their mortgage indeÂ“nitely, often for as long as they have the house. This article will provide some general observations about the options available in 2018, and indicate how individual borrowers can Â“nd the option that is best for them. In one respect, the problem is a little simpler in 2018 than it was before the Â“nancial crisis because the riskiest options and loan types are no longer available. These include interest-only and negative-amortization options, the 40-year term and adjustable-rate mortgages with initial interest rates that hold for very short periods. Some of these options may be available in the subprime market or on jumbo loans, which are those too large for purchase by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Nonetheless, the U.S. remains an outlier in its wide range of options offered borrowers. These include Â“xedrate mortgages (FRMs) with terms of 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years, and 30-year adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) with initial rate periods of 5, 7 and 10 years. Most of these options are available on both FHA loans, which are insured by the government, and conventional loans eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. How should borrowers choose from among these options? They should select the type of mortgage that results in the lowest total cost over the entire period they have the mortgage, subject to the conditions that the initial payment is affordable and that the risk of future payment increases is tolerable. While few borrowers know exactly how long they will have their mortgage, an estimate of the cost based on their best guess of their tenure is far better than basing the decision on the interest rate or the initial monthly payment, which can easily lead a borrower astray. Total cost is the future value of all upfront charges, monthly payments of interest, principal and mortgage insurance, and lost interest on those charges, less tax savings at the borrowerÂs tax rate, and less reduction in the loan balance. Calculating this number manually is tedious, but a calculator on my website makes it easy. I recently used my cost calculator to see if I could develop some broad selection guidelines on which borrowers could depend. The Â“rst issue I looked at was how the best mortgage type varied with the borrowerÂs time horizon. The following pattern emerged: Â€ If borrower has the mortgage 5 years or less, the 5/1 ARM is best Â€ If borrower has the mortgage 6 or 7 years, the 7/1 ARM is best. Â€ If borrower has the mortgage 8 to 12 years, the 10/1 ARM is best. Â€ If borrower has the mortgage more than 12 years, the FRM is best. In cases where the FRM turns out to be the best, the borrower must then choose between the different terms. The cost saving on the 15-year FRM is particularly sizeable, but it carries a larger monthly payment that the borrower may or may not Â“nd affordable. Further exploration indicated that the pattern described above did not hold for borrowers with credit scores of 620 or less. Only FRMs were available to such borrowers. Borrowers who qualify for both FHA and conventional loans are often presumed to be better off with conventional, but that is not necessarily the case. I found that over any time horizon borrowers had lower costs on FHA if their credit score was 700 or less with a 5 percent down payment, and 660 or less with a down payment of 10 percent. In all other cases, the conventional loan had lower costs. General guidance on mortgage type selection is better than no guidance, but the exceptions noted above point to the limitations. There is no substitute for direct access to a cost calculator by the individual borrower. To use mine, borrowers enter the required information about their transaction, and the program calculates total cost over the period they specify for every type of mortgage, at the best mortgage prices posted that day by the lenders who deliver prices to my site. For ARMs, the program also shows the total cost and monthly payment on a worst-case interest rate scenario. In sum, it shows everything the borrower needs to know to make the best choice. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left atmtgprofessor.com.Choosing the best type of mortgageJack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were Â”at to slightly higher this week with the spring home buying season well underway. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, Â“xed-rate mortgages edged up to 4.42 percent from 4.40 percent last week. The benchmark stood at an average 4.08 percent a year ago. Long-term rates fell last week, following a stretch of increases in January, February and early March as interest rates generally rose. The average rate on 15-year, Â“xed-rate loans held steady this week at 3.87 percent. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnÂt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The fee on 30-year Â“xed-rate mortgages fell to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent last week. The fee on 15-year Â“xed-rate loans was unchanged from last week at 0.4 percent. The average rate for Â“ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages slipped to 3.61 percent from 3.62 percent last week. The fee declined to 0.3 percent from 0.4 percent.US long-term mortgage rates flat to higherTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis April 2, 2018 photo shows a real estate sign outside of a sold property in San Francisco. On Thursday, April 12, Freddie Mac reports on the weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates. DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? email@example.com Email Your News Tips To: Â€ 25 cu. ft. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR Model# ASD2575BRS Â€ 22 cu. ft. Model# ASD2275BRS Â€ Water Filtration System Â€ Gallon Door Bins 863-655-4995 STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 Â€ SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. 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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 www.highlandsnewssun.com 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 2 story Cape Cod on Lake Josephine 1/2 ac, 1502 Lake Josephine Dr. Sebring. $279k FSBO. 863-446-0395 AdvertiseToday! Lake Placid~ 3/2/2 at 860 Aleutian St. NE. Like new, vaulted ceilings, large kitchen, lanai & yard. $189,000.863-588-1613 HOMES FOR SALE1020 3/2 Waterfront HomeOpen flr plan; spacious kit., walk in shower; New A/C: sprinkler w/well, dbl lot w/2 storage units. 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Need your OWN 5th wheel or mobile home. $725/mo. or $299K Call 239-693-7270.TodayÂs column is a request from a reader who approached me with a genuine concern of how to select a Realtor to assist or represent you when selling, buying or renting a property. I keep this simple and review the steps you should follow when hiring a professional Realtor. In real estate a Realtor can be hired to perform as a single agent, which means the Realtor represents you and only you on the type of service you need (buying, selling renting). The most common is called a transaction broker, which allows a Realtor to work with the buyer, seller or tenant simultaneously, not representing either on the transaction. In the event a friend, neighbor, or colleague refers a brokerage Â“rm or a Realtor, your Â“rst appointment should be in the RealtorÂs ofÂ“ce. This gives you the opportunity to observe every day business and meet the staff. A brokerage Â“rm may have an ofÂ“ce and a sale manager who other than the Realtor are there to guide or assist you. The Realtor may have an assistant, who will be your direct recourse when the Realtor is assisting other customers. The broker of a Â“rm has the Â“nal word on the public concern or transaction dealings with his agents. If you are a seller, remember when you rented a property, you dealt with a landlord directly or his representative. They asked you for proof of income, credit scores, background check, personal references and your last three years of rental history. Well, when hiring a Realtor you can request proof of experience and knowledge related to the services you need, such as the location. Ask the Realtor to summit a comprehensive plan on how your property will be marketed. If you are a buyer practice the same concepts described above. Gear your questions to your needs and Â“nancial qualiÂ“cations. Ask the Realtor how familiar he is with the neighborhood you have chosen or their recommendation based on price range, school district ratings, commercial needs, accessibility and demographic information. A tenant needs to inquire about the RealtorÂs familiarity with the rental market and needs such as schools, day cares, pharmacy, hospital and more. A tenant is to be speciÂ“c on the size needed, monthly rent amount, if pets are allowed and the number of people occupying the property. A number of brokers do not service the rental market. Tenants have the option to search for property manager brokers or Realtors who service the rental market. A Realtor can be a tenant or landlord single agent, meaning he only represents one party on the transaction, or as a transaction broker who can service the tenant and landlord simultaneously in the transaction. Buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and members of the public, if you happen to be in a unhappy relationship with a professional Realtor, approach the sale or ofÂ“ce manager or the Broker through email or visit the ofÂ“ce. They will assist you with a fair and reasonable solution. Dear reader I can personally and professionally guarantee in my 30 years in the industry we have, if not the highest then close to it, the number of qualiÂ“ed professionals who take pride to abide by our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Thank you for contacting me and trusting me with your concerns, which helps create awareness and a higher standard in our community. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ gmail.com.Selecting a Realtor JULIO SEDATODAYÂS REAL ESTATE Colors have a proven psychological effect on our moods. And the colors we choose for our homes have a proven inÂ”uence on our overall quality of life. Using color psychology, we can create a home that relaxes, energizes and focuses us where and when we need it most. It just takes knowing which colors to use in which room Â„ and which colors to avoid. BEDROOMS Â„ For the bedroom, itÂs best to choose peaceful, relaxing colors that will help you get a good nightÂs sleep. BEST: BLUE AND GREEN Â„ The color blue evokes a sense of calm. In fact, all shades of blue are said to bring down a personÂs blood pressure, respiration rate and anxiety levels. And light greens are said to make people feel serene, comforted and refreshed. Interestingly, the color green is also said to stimulate fertility. WORST: DARK PURPLE, ORANGE AND YELLOW Â„ Dark purple is said to stimulate vivid dreams and nightmares. This is especially true for deep, dark mauve and eggplant shades. If purple is your color of choice, consider a soft lavender. This will bring the bedroom a sense of calm, the same way blue does. Bold orange is said to make people feel excited or energized Â„ making it a better match for an exercise room than the bedroom. And yellows can make people feel hungry, which is undesirable in the one room dedicated to sleep. KITCHEN Â„ The kitchen is a place for happiness and community. Choose a color that will inspire you to cook for and spend quality time with loved ones. BEST: YELLOW, EARTH TONES, WHITE Â„ Yellow kitchens tend to make people feel happy, optimistic and inspired. WhatÂs more, yellow is said to activate the metabolism and make people feel hungry. Rich browns emulate the color of the earth, which can be associated with the fresh food we eat. And crisp whites will help give your kitchen a clean, airy feel. WORST: BRIGHT ORANGE AND RED Â„ Experts warn: Stay away from bright orange and red if youÂre watching your weight. These colors are said to stimulate appetite. BATHROOMS Â„ Your bathroom is a place for self-care and self-love. Go with colors that make you feel relaxed, refreshed and conÂ“dent. BEST: LIGHT GREEN, LIGHT BLUE AND BLUSH Â„ The calming effect of light green and blue make them great choices for the bedroom as well as the bathroom. And blush pinks are not only Â”attering to all skins tones, but they are also said to make people feel warmer after stepping out of the tub. WORST: NEON, DARK PURPLES, BLUES AND REDS Â„ Neon colors, such as hot pink and lime green, are too bold for the bathroom; they wonÂt stand the test of time. And dark purples, blues and reds are considered oppressive colors. They will make a small bathroom feel even smaller.The best and worst paint colors for every roomHOMEADVISOR FRANKIE BURKELic. 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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Outdoor rooms are sweeping the nation! Everywhere you look there are lavish outdoor spaces. In magazines, design books, HGTV, and even in your neighborhood. Spring has arrived and I know I want to spend more time outdoors. My advice on how to achieve the luxury look for your own outdoor room would be to start with a plan that helps you create a budget. Consider hardscape, landscape, outdoor appliances, and outdoor furnishings. When choosing your outdoor furnishings and accessories think of the scale of the space. Consider the use of the furniture. Choose multiple pieces of furniture that give you Â”exibility such as a dining table with four chairs, and two additional chairs with ottomans. By choosing a dining table large enough to seat six and using two of the chairs for the use of lounging you have the Â”exibility that you would not have with just a standard set of four chairs and a table. Consider the options you have with the material the furnishings are made of and coordinate the use of old and new furniture, or types of material. Aluminum furniture should be made of good quality. You should always consider a brand that gives a long residential warranty, such as 15 years, and has a powder coat Â“nish. This will give you the best product for the longest time, and will keep the product from rusting or needing to be repainted. Resin wicker is certainly a big trend in outdoor rooms and is another product to research and make sure that you are buying the right type of resin wicker. Be sure it has an aluminum frame and that the wicker is heat molded and wonÂt crack, or peel. Verify that it has a UV protectant. If choosing a cushioned furniture set, be sure to check on the type of cushion fabric and that it can withstand the outdoor elements. The trend in outdoor fabric is to choose from a custom line like Sunbrella or Outdura so you have the ability to tie in your interior fabrics and outdoor fabrics. This is especially important if your outdoor room is adjacent to a living or family room. After deciding on your furnishings consider hardscape and landscape. Once youÂve decided on those items you can move on to accessorizing your outdoor room. This can be done nicely with outdoor kitchens, pool tables, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, umbrellas, pergolas, and outdoor Â“replaces. These really are just the beginning in the options of accessories you can add to an outdoor room, but are certainly important when setting a budget. Set your priorities based on your needs, then look to some local professionals for assistance. If you choose to spend more of your budget on furnishings or accessories and want to add color and plants to your space you can do so with several groups of potted plants. Using this option in lieu of adding landscaping to your space allows you the Â”exibility to move your furnishings and organize your space accordingly. The use of plant stands and smaller tables are a way to add visual effect for potted plants and raises them off the ground to add movement in the space. Trying to hide an unsightly part of your yard or other area that is adjacent to an outdoor room? This can be done by adding outdoor curtains or adding a trellis. When using a fabric for outdoors make sure it is durable enough to handle the outdoor elements (i.e.: fading and soil). Sunbrella and Outdura make nice materials that retailers have available by the yard. Those products can be cleaned with bleach and give you the longevity against fading that you should consider when purchasing products for outdoor use. Consider the use of creating a new focal point such as the use of an umbrella, potted tree, or tall shrub. A fountain or outdoor Â“replace would also give a new point of interest. Overall your goal should be to create a place of rest and relaxation. Following the trends may not be the choice for you but making good purchases of the proper products will in the long run actually save you money. Make wise choices and think of each purchase as an investment to the curb appeal and overall design of your home. Outdoor furniture and furnishing purchases should be considered with the same considerations as the interior furnishings in your home, as an outdoor room is an extension of your living space. Look to a professional designer or sales person to help you with the project at GrifÂ“nÂs Carpet Mart. We would be happy to help you create a space that is an expression of your individual style!Designing a great outdoor roomBy KELLY GRIFFIN COSGRAVECONTRIBUTED COLUMN THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Betsy Burnham shows a rustic daybed on a patio in Los Angeles designed by Burnham of Burnham Design. As basic patio decorating has grown into the idea of creating an Âoutdoor living room,ÂŽ seating options have come to include items like this rustic daybed. The Reed Ferry TeamKIM REED863firstname.lastname@example.orgHELEN FERRY863email@example.com 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. Â€ SEBRING, FL 33875 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $219,500 3 BR/2Ba Golf course home. Open LR with beautiful custom beveled glass door, high ceilings w/ plant shelves and new wood laminate oor. OwnerÂs Suite has trey ceilings. Huge ChefÂs kitchen with newer appliances, cast iron sink, island bar and large breakfast nook. MLS#246055 GOLF HAMMOCK $239,900Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac on 2/3 acre lot, this 3BR/2BA pool home is ready to welcome its new owner. Upgrades include a metal roof, granite, tile ooring & more. Huge lanai has built in granite serving station. Free standing shed/workshop w/ overhead door. MLS#246694 CORMORANT POINT $141,900Lovely 2 BR/2BA home in this desirable active adult community. Home is move in ready. Upgraded features include solid surface counter tops in the kitchen, wood laminate ooring throughout the living areas, new roof, exterior paint and newer A/C and heat pump. MLS#247136 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $149,850Grab your golf clubs and move right in to this fully furnished 2BR/2BA/2 Car Gar Home in the sought-after active adult community of Highlands Ridge. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with view of natural foliage and trees from your window and screened Florida Rm. MLS# 246506 GOLF HAMMOCK $157,500Located on a quiet street this 2 BR/2BA/2 Car Gar home has many features and improvements to enjoy including new tile ooring, plumbing and lighting xtures. Beautiful landscaping. YouÂll love spending time on the spacious screened lanai with privacy in back. MLS#247192 TOMOKA HEIGHTS $167,500Beautiful 2BR/2BA single family home in this sought-after active adult gated community with amenities including tennis, community center, pool, game room & Lake Henry. is home has been well maintained with newer wood laminate oors, roof, A/C and appliances. MLS#247129 FEATURED HOMESadno=3560496 FloridaÂs best active adult 55 and over retirement community that is still affordable!863-446-0908 or 863-441-0969www.coveredbridgelakeplacid.comSee what all the buzz is about at Covered Bridge. The best 55+ community in the area. Find out what $85.00 a month HOA fees provides for you. Walk through the beautiful new Indiana Model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. 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Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 www.highlandsnewssun.com SAN DIEGO Â„ Buying a brand-new home offers many advantages over purchasing resale, and one of the most important is that new houses are designed for the way people live today. Homebuyers are looking for open, Â”exible spaces to suit a more casual lifestyle Â„ and builders are paying attention. Here are some of the top trends inÂ”uencing todayÂs home design: 1. OPEN LIVING SPACES With the proliferation of television shows and websites devoted to real estate, home dcor and design, home shoppers now arrive at a sales ofÂ“ce with a list of Âmust haveÂŽ features that they want in their next home. At the top of the wish list is an open concept Â”oor plan. In a National Association of Home Builders report published last year, builders surveyed said the kitchen-family room arrangement is completely or partially open in 84 percent of their homes. In 54 percent, the main living spaces are completely open. ÂFive years ago, there was a thought that the desire for a separate dining room may return, but that notion has fallen completely to the wayside,ÂŽ said Tom Redwitz, chief investment ofÂ“cer at The New Home Co., based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. More than ever, buyers seek bright, inviting spaces for entertaining, and the trend is pulling the majority of shoppers toward plans with the lowest wall-to-squarefoot ratio. 2. OUTDOOR ROOMS ItÂs not just interior walls that are vanishing. According to a recent American Institute of Architects report, demand for outdoor living space has grown by 70 percent since 2013. San Diego homebuilders CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Pardee, BrookÂ“eld Residential, California West Communities, and Toll Brothers are among the developers that feature outdoor rooms in homes of almost every price range throughout the county. To provide an indoor-outdoor living experience in denser markets, the use of rooftop decks is soaring, as found at Hallmark CommunitiesÂ 1125 South Cleveland project in Oceanside. Across the board, exterior spaces are taking shape as sizable outdoor rooms that are functional yearround and are as much a part of the home as its interior spaces. Shading and heating products as well as audio and video technology make it possible to extend entertaining spaces to the outdoors year-round, adding usable square footage to the home. At Almeria, a luxury residential community in San Diego by Pardee Homes, Robert Hidey Architects designed upper-story private exterior spaces that can be closed off as rooms or opened to Â”ow out of the great rooms, making them adaptable for hosting social functions of various scopes and sizes. Downstairs, the kitchen Â„ which receives light from three sides Â„ features a wall that folds away at the sink and provides a catering station for outdoor dining. In addition, the growing number of product manufacturers offering affordable sliding and foldable window and door systems makes it possible to create an indoor-outdoor Â”ow while still managing costs. ÂCollapsible doors are being offered at nearly every price point today. Plans that donÂt include them Â„ especially in markets like San Diego with temperate climates Â„ are at a competitive disadvantage,ÂŽ Redwitz said. 3. MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING As more people enjoy the beneÂ“ts of multigenerational households, homes with ground-Â”oor suite options are increasingly in demand. Almost one in Â“ve Americans live in multigen households, according to a Pew Research Center report released in August 2016, and the number is growing. In San Diego, more builders are offering Â”exible Â”oor plans to accommodate shifting family dynamics. ÂAs the cost of housing rises, households are expanding to accommodate adult children, elderly parents, and space for a caregiver, and more,ÂŽ said Robby Thorne, CEO of California West Communities, which recently unveiled S.L. Rey in Bonsall. Three of the four Â”oor plans for the neighborhood had choices for multigen living spaces Â„ and the Â“rst two buyers purchased the option, Thorne added. BrookÂ“eld Residential, CalAtlantic Homes, Shea Homes, Lennar and Pardee also build homes with multigenerational living choices that may also include universal-design features such as zero-entry showers and wide, accessible hallways and living spaces. 4. CUSTOMIZATION Who wants to tear down walls, replace Â”ooring and paint after they move into a home? Turns out, fewer and fewer homebuyers. According to Mike Moore, author and building industry coach, 53 percent of home shoppers prefer new to resale. The No. 1 reason: Buyers want the ability to be involved in the building process and select options and upgrades before they move in, instead of having to make changes to a home after settling in. Almost every builder has a design center, staffed with professional design experts and consultants, ready to give step-by-step help along the way. The centers offer design features previously only available for custom homes, including whole-home control systems for security, lighting heating and air; special home theater packages; solar heating choices; and top-end design choices for stone, tile, wood, and more. TodayÂs savvy homebuyers know what they want, and builders are listening, creating innovative homes Â“t for todayÂs active families regardless of their size and makeup.4 trends that are changing floor plans in new-buildsBy PAT SETTERSAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE GARDENERÂS SUPPLY COMPANYCreating an outdoor garden room can be accomplished even with limited space and budget. www.MillersCentralAir.com 863-699-5455 863-382-8488CAC058675 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! *See your ndependent Trane Dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details and restrictions. Special or 1,000 on Qualifying adno=3564993 WhatÂs the Key to selling your house?www.bhhsÂ”oridaproperties.comere are many designations, but in the Real Estate Profession, out of more than 1 Million realtors, less than 3% obtain the industryÂs most advanced ÂdegreeÂŽCarole PolkCRS, GRI863.firstname.lastname@example.org Look For e CRS Shield! 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C10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com You might not like thinking about it, but everything in your house has a built-in time limit. The hundreds of moving parts and structures that keep your home running smoothly are under constant strain. And they will all break down sooner or later. This makes budgeting for emergencies essential, because you usually have no choice but to make immediate repairs when your air conditioning goes out, the sewer line breaks, or a roof leak Â”oods your kitchen. Your home is a major investment Â„ indeed, perhaps your biggest investment Â„ so assembling an emergency budget is not only prudent, but also an essential tool of Â“nancial planning.How much is enough?Financial planners say homeowners should build up an emergency maintenance fund of about $5,000, if possible. That should be enough to handle most sudden expenses, including major repairs such as a complete HVAC replacement. Veteran contractors recommend saving up between three and six monthsÂ worth of your home expenses. This rainy-day fund is a good idea for more than just household emergencies; it will provide a cushion in the event of job loss, medical emergencies or other unexpected costs.Where should the money come from?Financial planners recommend opening a savings account attached to your checking account, which transfers a set amount of money into savings every time youÂre paid. This can cover routine maintenance and emergencies. Financial experts say savers often forget about this automatically setaside money, so it builds up faster than they might imagine. If you have no emergency fund, you would be wise to keep a credit card on hand with enough money available to pay for emergencies. This should be a last resort, since you could wind up paying high interest. You might also reÂ“nance your home or take out a home equity line of credit if major equipment goes awry without an emergency fund to back it up. But whether this is a sound idea will depend largely on your personal situation.How to prepare for emergenciesYou can plan for emergencies in ways other than saving money. Even if youÂre not planning to sell your home, a home inspection can provide insight into what systems are most likely to fail soon Â„ and it will typically cost only a few hundred dollars. An inspection canÂt offer guaranteed protection against hidden dangers, but arming yourself with information can help. You should also familiarize yourself with the home emergencies covered and not covered by your homeownersÂ insurance policy. Be sure to hire reliable contractors to regularly maintain your HVAC and other systems. This offers a number of beneÂ“ts: First, it will extend the lifespan of your systems; second, it will uncover problems before they become catastrophic; and third, it will put you on good terms with a contractor whoÂs familiar with your home and more likely to jump you to the front of the line if an emergency should arise. This last part can be very important; you donÂt want to be thumbing through phone numbers trying to get someone on the line if your sewer main breaks on a major holiday. Paul F. P. Pogue is a reporter for AngieÂs List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList.com.How to budget for emergency repairsANGIEÂS LISTPAUL F. POGUE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESFinancial planners say homeowners should build up an emergency maintenance fund of about $5,000, if possible. 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There is also a insulated panels have been installed for a comfortable 10x20 open patio, there is also a small 10x10 storage place to park the lawn mover or golf cart. Lovely landscaped yard with vegetable garden. MLS#246639 $142,000 100 LAVENDAR AVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 3 BD, 2 BA corner lot w/dock onto canal. Fully furnished & beautifully decorated. Available April 1st to end of year. Basic cable, internet & utilities provided! MLS#246831 $1,800/mo. COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN AVON PARKContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 2400 Sq foot of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block and stucco in excellent condition! The possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems (owner says they are serviced every year). Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side. There are 2 bathrooms & 2 dressing rooms. This was used as a church, a bridal shop, antique furniture store, ect... There is street parking out front and a city municipal parking lot out back. MLS#246245 $85,000 503 ELGIN STREET, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com Gorgeous area! 3BD, 2BA home has a formal living, dining & family room eat in kitchen for a great family home. Vaulted ceiling in the family room. In side laundry with washer dryer. Come enjoy the Florida life style. Current tenant will be out Sept 1st. MLS#241326 $1,450/Mo. GREAT CURB APPEAL!Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Charming 3/2 home on a quiet street minutes from Historic Downtown Sebring. Unique home boasts Old world charm! So many possibilities surround this property such as R3P zoning. property. Ideal location close to Highlands County Court House and Sheriffs Dept. Plenty of parking with 12x20 detached garage. MLS#245455 $82,900 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED LAKE JACKSON. Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com This immaculate End Unit Condo 2BD,1BA is a pride of throughout, New double doors, New Hot water heater and New A/C in 2017. Edgewater Arms Condos HOA covers basic cable, water, sewer, exterior maintenance, landscaping, heated pool, and elevator access. CHARMING & SPACIOUS TOWNHOME Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org 2 BR / 2.5 BA w/spectacular views of golf course & lake. 3 porches to enjoy the wonderful views. 2 Master suites on $85,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 email@example.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 email@example.com DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org RENTAL SPECIALIST 1618 CEDARBROOK ST, LAKE PLACID Contact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Absolutely Immaculate! Spacious remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath with nice screen porch overlooking large fenced yard. storage. Great neighborhood close to town Lake Clay. MLS#246200 $1200/mo. 19 LAKE SIDE TRAIL, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org bedrooms. Located in a tranquil area of Lake Placid with a view of the pond behind the home from your sun room. A place to call home! MLS#234759 $1,150/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at itÂs best! Price listed is for annual lease.... seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $1000/mo. SUN N LAKE CONTINGENT CONTINGENT 1542 CEDARBROOK, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org NO WORK NEEDED HERE! Gorgeous kitchen with custom pullouts and granite. Beautiful custom baths. New roof, A/C, and window. MLS#244311 $128,000 adno=3560250
Sunday, April 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C11 www.highlandsnewssun.com Although it may not feel like it in some parts of the country, spring is ofÂ“cially here. The transition to spring not only signals the start of warmer temperatures, but also an opportunity to infuse fresh, invigorating colors into the home. While some colors may automatically come to mind when you think of spring, other colors may surprise you. Looking for interesting colors to use this spring? Here are some of our top spring color tips. 1. Use red Red is one of the most versatile colors. In nature, found anywhere from Â”owers to birds, red is an ideal color to signal the return of spring. 2. Consider using a combination of colors When looking for interesting spring colors to pair, you wonÂt go wrong with yellow and green. 3. DonÂt be afraid to use tints, tones and shades of green Green is a very clean color and combined tints, tones and shades in a single space can feel crisp and fresh. 4. Use spring colors in unexpected areas of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms Often these spaces are ignored and may even need more attention. 5. Go beyond Â”owers While Â”owers are a wonderful way to include elements of spring, accessories and artwork can go a long way in telling a spring color story. 6. Think chartreuse Chartreuse is one of those colors that is always on trend. Chartreuse can be paired with dark sophisticated colors like charcoal gray, brown or black. Chartreuse can also be used alone or paired with lighter colors to create a lighter look. 7. Add a new, affordable decor element such as lighting or toss pillows Tired of your same look? Why not add a new table or Â”oor lamp or toss pillows to your space? These are some low-cost decor options that will help to refresh your space. Paint. Walls donÂt have to be white. Whether an accent wall or overall color, painting is a quick, affordable and instant way to add color to your space. Greenery. Whether trees or plants, greenery can also help to bring an element of spring into the home. Orange. Orange is one of the more popular colors in home decor. ItÂs not only a warm and happy color, but it also blends well with other colors including those suitable for spring because most shades have strong yellow undertones. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with ofÂ“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at info@cathyhobbs. com or visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.Use these colors for an invigorating spring homeDESIGN RECIPESCATHY HOBBS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided by Amy Sklar Design shows two chairs in a room with oral prints.ÂŽAs a designer, I love bold oral prints that feel modern but wink to the classics,ÂŽ says designer Sklar. Mixing styles is a hot trend now in decor and design. 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This is a mid-century modern home features 3 bedrooms, all with their own exterior private atriums. 2 baths and a mother in law quarters connected by an inground pool. Almost 3/4 acres of fenced land in the desirable Harder Hall. Interior ceilings are woodbeam exposed. Lots of builtin cabinets and a lot of character. Come make this place a master piece. Just reduced. OFFERED AT... $ 189,500 MUST SEE 2111 LAKEVIEW DR 4B, SEBRING Â€ MLS# 246906 Edgewater Arms Condos. Affordable lakefront living with a turnkey lifestyle. This condo comes furnished and features 2 bed 2 bath. Walk on floor level from the parking lot. Heated pool, exterior maintenance, insurance, water, sewer and basic cable all included. No Pets or Rentals. 55+ plus community. OFFERED AT... $ 75,000 RARE FIND! 1570 LAKEVIEW DR, STE 108, SEBRING Â€ MLS# 245612 Incredible opportunity to own your own commercial space. This is priced below appraisal value. Over 1700 square feet. Great visibility and location. Come make your business owning dreams a reality. OFFERED AT... $ 85,000 OPPORTUNITY! 9 MARYBELL LANDING, SEBRING Â€ MLS# 246536 Calling all Fishermen! This home sits on a deep canal that leads directly to Lake Istokpoga. You can be fishing in minutes from your very own boathouse with boat lift. Home features over 2500 Living Sq Ft and a total of 3,600. Features include 3 bed 2 bath. Office space and a game room with bar. YouÂll be the life of the party here! NEW LISTING... $ 175,000 CANAL HOME 2131 LAKEVIEW DR. SEBRING Â€ MLS# 247014 Penthouse floor in the Fountainhead located on Lake Jackson. 12th floor. No where else can you get this view. 2 bed 2 bath turn key ready fully furnished condo. NEW LISTING... $ 195,000 LAKE JACKSON 4524 HESTER AVE, HARDER HALL Â€ MLS# 246834 Location is the key to this nicely renovated home tucked away in the middle of desirable Harder Hall. Home offers a open concept with split bedrooms. Fenced backyard. Perfect location! Recently renovated with new cabinets, flooring and paint. Golf cart ride away from restaurants and 2 golf courses. OFFERED AT... $ 179,900 NEW LISTING $ 975,000adno=3560513 2141 Lakeview Drive Â€ Sebring, FL 33870 www.ElliottTeam.com Â€ TheElliottTeam@gmail.com 2227 Sunrise Drive $299,9004 Bed, 4 Bath POOL Home with a 3 Car Garage OPEN HOUSE APRIL 15 12-3PM 4935 Myrtle Beach $219,900 Newer 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Nice & Private. OPEN HOUSE APRIL 15 12-3PM 3611 Edgewater Drive $69,9002 Bedroom, 2 Bath Furnished Condo with Private Pool. OPEN HOUSE APRIL 15 12-3PM THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYNorm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 Yvonne Calhoun (863) 214-7362 The Elliott Team Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Rowadno=3569698
C12 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus NOW HIRING REALTORS! We currently have a few openings for licensed real estate agents in our Lake Placid and Sebring offices. Call or email me for a confidential interview. It never hurts to know! 863-202-0245Ginabexley1@gmail.com #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed TransactionsPUT THE AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! $521,550 GOLFVIEW PLAZA-PRIME LOCATIONProfessional commercial building in Prime location on US 27 with Lake Jackson views. Property is 2 stories with 6 income producing units (could be 8) There is a newly paved parking area, new roof, new exterior paint, and building has vinyl siding upstairs for easy upkeep. The sale also includes the extra 50x155 lot on the South side. Property is zoned C1 and has 100% occupancy with leases in place. MLS:243198 VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com email@example.comLIBERTY STAR PLAZA: COMPETITIVE OWNER FINANCING OPTIONS-US 27 commercial building complex with 2 buildings and AN upstairs 2,500 square foot Residential loft like unit. Building (A) is 12,000 square feet with 1,200Â unfinished storage and building (B) is 6,000 Both available for lease. Liberty Star Plaza was built in 2007. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION Â… NOW ONLY $1,995,000 MLS#243571 FOR SALE OR LEASEGOLFVIEW PLAZA-PRIME LOCATIONProfessional commercial building in Prime location on US 27 with Lake Jackson views. Property is 2 stories with 6 income producing units (could possible be renovated to be 8). There is a newly paved parking area, new roof, new exterior paint, and building has vinyl siding upstairs for easy upkeep. The sale also includes the extra 50x155 lot on the South side. Property is zoned C1 and has 100% occupancy with leases in place. MLS#243198200 Circle Park Dr-New Restaurant & Office 223 Commerce Ave ..................... 864 Sq Ft 461 Commerce Ave ..................... 945 Sq Ft 7177 George Blvd .... 3,000 Â… 20,000 Sq Ft 3345 Medical Hill Rd ...2250, 2500 & 3350 Sq Ft 4131 Sun N Lake Blvd .............. 2067 Sq Ft 4145 Sun N Lake Blvd .............. 1953 Sq Ft 4151 Sun N Lake Blvd .............. 1800 Sq Ft 4325 Sun N Lake Blvd .............. 1000 Sq Ft Desoto Square Mall ..... Only 3 Spaces Left Fairmount Plaza .......... Only 4 Spaces Left COMMERCIAL LEASE SPACE S D, CDPE863-381-8841www.suedean.comsuedean@Remax.net VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#2450154755 TARREGA ST, SEBRINGBeautiful 4BR, 2BA w/ nice open floor plan. Large bedrooms, living area etc. Lots of details. A kitchen a cook would love with lots of cabinets and island. Huge master bedroom. Master bath has soaking tub and walk-in shower. Move-in ready home. Located near schools, shopping, restaurants and hospitals. Newer area w/ large homes.$199,000 SUN ÂN LAKE MLS#246947112 CRESTVIEW CT, LAKE PLACID Plenty of room to relax in this 3BD, 2 BA, 2CA well kept home w/huge front lanai and have your morning coffee. Open split floor plan with all the comforts. Patio furniture is included. Gated 55+ sought after community.$164,900 TOMOKA HEIGHTS MLS#2460266906 OAK LEAFE CIRCLEAttention all golfers Spring Lake Golf Course in your back yard! This 3 BD, 2 BA home of solid concrete walls w/new roof in 2018. Open split floor plan w/large LR/ DR combo is great for entertaining. Lots of storage and a beautiful view from the L-shaped screened room w/windows.$135,000 REDUCED! MLS#247085758 DUANE PALMER BLVD Just bring your golf clubs, this clean ready to move in villa comes completely furnished! Nice open floor plan. Nice kitchen w/ updated cabinets. 2BR, 2BA nicely decorated. Extra area for BBQ. Assoc. Fee includes, use of two sparkling pools, exterior maintenance & insurance. Lawn care and basic cable. Close to Spring Lake golf course or Lake Istokpoga for the fishermen!$77,000 SPRING LAKE VILLA M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat do you do when itÂs time to BUY or SELL? Call Maureen Cool at 863 873-7243 Highlands CountyÂs #1 RE/MAX Agent for 2017SOLD SOLD SOLD1819 JACKSON HEIGHTS DR.Maureen Cool SELLS another Jackson Heights home. If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!$124,000 244655 SOLDSEBRING HILLS1202 S FLORIDA AVE.Prime development location. Cleared 3 3/4 acres with 335Â of lakefront zoned R3FUD plus 4 adjacent R3 lots. Land is contiguous to City of Avon Park for possible annexation with water & sewer. Corner lot, easy access.$199,900 243885 LAKEFRONTNEAR LAKE SEBRING2344 CROYDON RD.3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Approx. 2,200 LSF under air. Updated kitchen. Jacuzzi. Screened porch. Nicely landscaped. Shed/workshop.$174,900 246876 NEW LISTINGMAUREEN COOL will market your home Internationally, Online & Locally for top exposure to reach the highest number of potential buyers. Check out:TheCoolTeam.com for all our virtual tours. Free home market value and selling tips! CALL TODAY!! KEVIN & TERESA BOCK863-381-9063Teresa@TeresaBock.com www.teresabock.com$149,900 MLS#2454643407 GOLF HAVEN TERR.This home has a lot of square footage for the money! This home has 2 large bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 1/2 car garage, 14x15 rear porch with tile flooring, insulated aluminum roof & vinyl windows. Master suite has walk-in closet, oversized bath with double sink vaniy, tub & shower too. Over 1700 sq. ft. under air & over 2400 total sq. ft. under roof. Open floor plan layout! JUST LISTED!3607 MICHIGAN AVE.This 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath mobile is being sold fully furnished. Just bring your cloths & toothbrush! Great loaction being close to shopping, restaurants, banking, pharmacies & more! Well maintained inside & out! Own your own land and pay no HOA fees either! DoesnÂt get much better than this! Call to see this one before it is gone!$122,000 JUST LISTED! MLS#2463664138 VANTAGE CIR.Location, location! This 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath villa has just come on the market & is available immediately! Freshly updated with, new flooring, cabinets, counter tops, paint, appliances & more! Great area with community pool, club house & shuffleboard courts. Low maint. fee of $75.00 per month. MLS#247208 INVENTORY IS SELLING FAST! TO BUY OR SELL CALL KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063$274,900 JUST LISTED! GREAT BUY! MLS#24701520 VICTORY WAYAffordable waterfront home with 4 BdrmÂs, 3.5 Baths & endless fun! This home overlooks Lake Saddlebags & offers an open floor plan, split bedroom layout & plenty area to relax & entertain. This home is well insulated, has thermopane widows, cathedral ceilings, Gazebo & gas firepit too! This one wonÂt last long! Call to see this one today!$42,500 D D863-381-8988 com $123,8003923 LOQUAT 2 BR/ 2 BA home w/cathedral ceilings in great room with open, split floor plan. Main living area has spacious family room that flows into kitchen and formal dining room. Kitchen is bright w/nice breakfast bar and lots of cabinet & counter space. Large master suite w/2 closets & walk in shower. Inside laundry room with enclosed porch and 2 car garage. New roof is on the way. Conveniently located a few minutes to golfing, shopping, dining, medical facilities and schools. NEW LISTING LIST & SELL WITH DENYELLE MLS#245756 $95,500 SOLD!!1113 SUNSET DRIVE This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has good bones. ThereÂs a breakfast nook area a nice sized kitchen, formal dining area and a living room and a family room! There is a nice shed for handyperson. Needs some paint and flooring. Seller will give 5k credit at closing for painting and flooring! MLS#244869 $199,8002816 LOST BALL DR. Once in a while, we list a really great deal... This 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home located on the 8th tee of golf hammock country club is that deal! This beautiful home has a split floor plan and is spacious and bright throughout. The functional kitchen overlooks the pool and golf course and has a breakfast nook. French doors lead you into the formal living room which could be used as a den/office. Spacious family room has sliding doors to pool area. Large master suite, large walk in closet and walk in shower with private lavatory. SOLD!! MLS#245908 $179,900 NEW LISTING710 CORVETTE AVE. This stunning home has three bedrooms and two baths and is the ultimate illustration of style, beautifully crafted by Ogg Construction and built in 2007. The home has a vaulted ceiling in the great room, extensive crown molding, and gorgeous 18-inch ceramic tile throughout. Uniting effortlessly with the great room and dining/ breakfast nook, an open concept kitchen is accentuated with granite counter tops, granite backsplash, staggered maple cabinetry, and GE stainless steel appliances. Fenced in backyard!$521,550$500,000 COMMERCIAL/LAKE JACKSONApproximately 1.39 acres of Prime Commercial Lakefront property on major North-South Highway 27. Utilities in place with F.D.O.T approved access. Land zoned C1 with 197 feet on Prestigious Lake Jackson and approx. 275 feet on the highway. Exact lot dimensions subject to survey. City sewer and water available. MLS#242320adno=3560523
Sunday, April 15, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | NHL 2 | Golf 3 | NFL 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | adno=50532904*See website for detai lsBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLEÂ„ The most important guy on FloridaÂs sideline Saturday wasnÂt coach Dan Mullen or quarterback Feleipe Franks. He didnÂt wear a headset or have a play-calling sheet. He didnÂt touch the football or get in the huddle. He was hardly even noticeable at the teamÂs annual spring game at the Swamp. Yet his role the last three months and the next three months is more critical to the programÂs planned turnaround than anyone else. Strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Savage is working behind the scenes to return the Gators to form. The early results? Mullen said players averaged a 3.5 percent loss in body fat during the first two months Savage has been there, eye-popping numbers that prove what Florida had been doing wrong and what Savage is doing right.COMMENTARYFlorida strength coach is key to turnaroundBy Roger MooneyTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ Lightning coach Jon Cooper spent a lot of time during the final weeks of the season talking about the importance of home ice during the Stanley Cup playoffs. His take: ItÂs what you do with it that matters. Here is what the Lightning did with home ice during the first two games of their quarterfinal series against the Devils: win and win. The Lightning took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena. Alex Killorn scored twice and Andrei Vasilevskiy survived a frantic final 10 minutes to finish with 41 saves. Game 3 is 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Ryan Callahan left near the end of the second period with an upper-body injury. He did not return. Also, Dan Girardi was not on the bench in the third period. The Lightning scored four goals in a 10-minute span during the second, including two on the power play, to take Four-goal second period gives Lightning 2-0 series lead NHL: Lightning 5, Devils 4WINNING AT HOMEAP PHOTOTampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with center Tyler Johnson (9) during the first period of Game 2 Saturday, in Tampa. IAN POULTER TAKES LEADThe resurgent Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the Â“ nal round of the RBC Heritage. Page 3 SEE LIGHTNING, 2By MARK DIDTLERAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG Â„ The Philadelphia Phillies are having success in onerun games. Jorge Alfaro hit a goahead single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Phillies won their fourth straight overall by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night. Philadelphia is 4-0 in one-run games, with three coming during the current streak. ÂIf weÂre going to be a really good team, weÂre going to win ballgames like this,ÂŽ rookie manager Gabe Kapler said. ÂWeÂre going to kind of stick our nose in it. These are games you have to grind out.ÂŽ AlfaroÂs ground single to left field off closer Alex Colome (0-2) scored Scott Kingery, who doubled, for a 2-1 lead. Edubray Ramos (1-0) got the final out in the eighth with a runner on third before Hector Neris worked the ninth for his second save. Tampa Bay dropped to 0-6 when allowing three or fewer runs. The Rays are the only winless team in the majors when doing so. ÂWe knew coming in weÂre going to play close ballgames,ÂŽ manager Kevin Cash said. ÂThatÂs the way our team is built.ÂŽ Tampa Bay is 2-7 in onerun games. Colome has blown two saves and has a 10.80 ERA in six games. ÂAlex has done a lot of good things over the last three years,ÂŽ Cash said. ÂHeÂs allowed, just as anybody else in that clubhouse, to go through some rough stretches. To me, this (game) didnÂt come down to Alex ColomeÂs performance, it probably was more our lack of offense.ÂŽ Vince Velasquez permitted one run, four hits, one walk and had seven strikeouts in 6 Â‡ innings for the Phillies, who were coming off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati. ÂI only threw six or seven changeups, and that was to upset the timing MLB: Phillies 2, Rays 1Late single lifts Phillies past RaysAP PHOTOPhiladelphia Phillies reliever Drew Hutchison (33) and shortstop J.P. Crawford celebrate a win over the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game Saturday, in St. Petersburg. SEE RAYS, 2 SEE FLORIDA, 3By JOE REEDYAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Â„ When Willie Taggart was hired by Florida State last December, he described his philosophy in two words Â„ lethal simplicity. The spring practices and SaturdayÂs Garnet and Gold game showed the Seminoles have embraced the changes. The players arenÂt the only ones who have embraced the start of the Taggart Era. A programrecord crowd of 53,974 showed up at Doak Campbell Stadium for the spring finale. ÂThat was an impressive crowd and a lot of energy for a spring game,ÂŽ Taggart said. ÂIt gives us a little preview COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SeminolesFSU draws 53,974 to wrap up spring practicesAP PHOTOFloridaÂs Nick Savage, right, director of football strength and conditioning, talks with running back Iverson Clement (24) during an NCAA spring college football intrasquad game, Saturday in Gainesville. SEE FSU, 3
By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA Â„ Ben Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in his playoff debut, and the Philadelphia 76ers romped again without Joel Embiid, beating the Miami Heat 130-103 on Saturday night for their 17th straight win. Embiid was a spectator in Game 1 of the first-round series because of a broken orbital bone around his left eye. The All-Star center has been hopeful he can return early in the series. The Sixers could end this one early with Embiid back in the lineup. Simmons dished and dazzled in the paint and the Heat had no answer for Sixers reserves Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova. Belinelli and Ilyasova combined to hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter that helped shift the tone from physical and foulfilled to a long-distance game that allowed the Sixers to put away this one. They used a 15-0 run in the third in their first postseason game in five seasons under coach Brett Brown to get the rout rolling. Brown won 47 games his first three seasons as the Sixers underwent the Process Â„ and 52, plus Game 1 this season. JJ Redick scored 28 points to lead the Sixers, who host Game 2 on Monday. Belinelli had 25 and Ilyasova 17. Embiid ditched the black mask heÂs been wearing in light shooting drills for a white ÂPhantom of the OperaÂŽ mask to ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell before tipoff. The Sixers crowd roared as Embiid, the self-proclaimed ÂPhantom of the Process,ÂŽ waved his arms toward the crowd and exhorted them to get louder. Sixers fans started tailgating in the sports complex about seven hours before tipoff and one group posted a sign on their tent that read ÂSaturdays Are For The Process.ÂŽ The Sixers had a blue-out and gave away free T-shirts in preparation of their first playoff game since 2012. ÂThere is a gratitude that I have, we have. Finally, here we are and our fans genuinely have something to be proud of with us,ÂŽ Brown said. The Game 1 victory sure didnÂt surprise Embiid. He had already mapped out the 76ersÂ road to an NBA championship on his Instagram feed. ÂItÂs about that time!!! #Playoffs #PhantomofTheProcess Embiid posted a photo burst of teams in order of a potential road toward a Process title. He started with the Heat, followed by Boston, then a picture of him hugging ClevelandÂs LeBron James, and ending with Embiid looking at Golden StateÂs Draymond Green. The Heat would swipe left on the collage. For a half, the Heat got what they needed against one of the NBAÂs toughest teams and James Johnson and Kelly Olynyk helped them take a 60-56 lead at the break. Olynyk led the Heat with 26 points. The Sixers, who set an NBA record with 16 straight wins to end the season, got the rout in full swing with a raucous crowd behind them. The Heat shot 26 percent in the third and were outscored 34-18. 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City FC at Atlanta UnitedSPORTS ON TVcontrol of the game. Killorn got it started when he directed a pass from Nikita Kucherov into the net to give the Lightning a 2-1 lead. With the Lightning on the power play, Steven Stamkos set up the play with a shot from the faceoff circle that went behind the net and caromed to Kucherov. It was 3-1 a little over a minute later when Tyler Johnson directed a blast from the blue line by Ryan McDonagh into the net. Kucherov scored his second of the series when he sped up the left side and sent the puck on net as he neared the goal line. Stamkos was closing in but never got to the puck because it hit off the skate of Sami Vatanen and into the net to make it 4-1. It was 5-1 six minutes later when Killorn scored off a scramble in front with the Lightning on another power play. That goal, the LightningÂs fifth on only 15 shots, sent New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid to the bench. Cory Schneider, who began the year as the DevilsÂ No. 1 goalie, finished the game. The Devils still had life, and they cut the deficit to three goals when Sami Vatanen carried the puck into the zone and scored from between the faceoff circles with 26 seconds left in the period. Blake Coleman scored with 8 minutes to go in the third to make it a two-goal game. The Brayden PointOndrej Palat-Tyler Johnson line was at it again, with Palat feeding Point from just inside the blue line and Point turning on the jets as he skated in alone on Kinkaid and firing into the top of the net for an early 1-0 lead. The Devils responded, though. Nico Hischier won a faceoff in the offensive zone. After Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped one shot, Anton Stralman tried to clear the puck but put it on the stick of Hischier, who easily scored. That goal, just over a minute after the Lightning took the lead, took a little of the edge off the Amalie Arena crowd.LIGHTNINGFrom Page 1 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Â„ Ryan HartmanÂs empty-net goal with 1:09 left wound up the winner as the Nashville Predators held off the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. After Hartman gave the Predators a 5-3 lead, Alexander Kerfoot pulled Colorado to 5-4 with 35.8 seconds left. But the Avalanche couldnÂt get another puck past goalie Pekka Rinne. The PresidentsÂ Trophy winners started slowly, giving up a goal on ColoradoÂs first shot for a second straight game. Yet the Predators rallied again to take their first 2-0 lead when starting a best-of-seven series in their own building. Game 3 is Monday night in Denver.BRUINS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 3: David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to help Boston blow out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series. Pastrnak shattered his previous career high of four points, scoring his third goal with 1:36 left to bring two trash cans full of caps and winter hats Â” uttering down to the ice. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each had four assists, and Torey Krug had three. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for Boston, and David Krejci, Rick Nash, Jake DeBrusk and Kevan Miller also scored. The series moves to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Thursday. Game 5 would be back in Boston on Saturday, if necessary.NHL ROUNDUP Predators take 2-0 series leadAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. Â„ The Golden State Warriors had something to prove all right: Oh yes, they plan to stay on top in these playoffs despite a disappointing finish to the regular season. Kevin Durant helped the defending champions get defensive in a hurry, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on Saturday. Durant, Thompson and Draymond Green took charge in Game 1 of the first-round series to elevate the WarriorsÂ intensity at last playing without fellow All-Star and injured two-time MVP Stephen Curry, sidelined since March 23 with a sprained left knee. Game 2 in the bestof-seven series is Monday night at Oracle Arena.RAPTORS 114, WIZARDS 106: Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in playoff series openers by beating the Washington Wizards 114-106 on Saturday. Toronto entered having lost an NBA-worst 10 consecutive Game 1s since, including six at home. The Raptors host Game 2 on Tuesday.NBA ROUNDUPWarriors rout Spurs in game oneof the hitters,ÂŽ Velasquez said. ÂJust the fact that I used my secondary pitches and having the conviction of throwing them for strikes.ÂŽ Jake Faria, coming off a start Saturday at Boston in which he gave up eight runs in 1 Â‡ innings, limited Philadelphia to one run and two hits over 5 Â‡ innings. He struck out seven and walked two. ÂA big step compared to last game,ÂŽ Faria said. Philadelphia tied it at 1 on Carlos SantanaÂs RBI single in the sixth off reliever Jose Alvarado, who ended the inning by striking out Nick Williams with the bases loaded. Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the second when C.J. Cron singled, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Mallex SmithÂs single. The Rays came within a few feet of another run in the fourth. Matt DuffyÂs two-out fly was dropped by Aaron Altherr, but the right fielder recovered to throw out Duffy at second just before Joey Wendle slid across the plate. Faria held the Phillies hitless until Williams opened the fifth with a single. Williams was then picked off first by catcher Wilson Ramos.RAYSFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOMiami HeatÂs Dwyane Wade, right, makes his move against Philadelphia 76ersÂ Dario Saric, left, of Croatia, during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, in Philadelphia. NBA: 76ers 130, Heat 103Without Embiid, 76ers roll past Hea t
The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By PETE IACOBELLIAssociated PressHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. Â„ The resurgent Ian Poulter shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage, putting him in position for his second victory in three weeks. Before April, Poulter had not won on tour in more than five years. Now, heÂs one more solid round away from adding another title to his dramatic win at the Houston Open on April 1. No joke, PoulterÂs play is for real. Seven of the EnglishmanÂs last 11 rounds have been in the 60s after having just three such showings in his first 20 rounds this season. His latest left him at 13-under 200, and a stroke ahead of Luke List (67) and Si Woo Kim (68). World No. 1 Dustin Johnson failed to make a move and, after a 72, was tied for 41st, 10 shots behind. Poulter and his chasers will have a quick turnaround Sunday with tour officials starting play at 7 a.m. and going off in threesomes on both tees because of expected bad weather in the afternoon. C.T. Pan and Billy Horschel, both with 67s, were another stroke back at 11 under, and Kevin Kisner (66) and Chesson Hadley (69) were three shots behind at 10 under. Poulter made his run in spurts, moving out front with birdies on the fifth and six holes before getting his last two on the 12th and 13th. He saved par out of the bunker on the par-3 17th, rolling in a rock-solid 6-foot putt and making a routine par on the signature lighthouse hole, the 18th, to stay in front. Kim was in front at 12 under after birdies on the eighth and ninth holes. He fell back with bogey on No. 12 and could not catch Poulter down the stretch. List took off with three straight birdies on Nos. 14-16. List, who finished second earlier this season at the Honda Classic, is seeking his first PGA Tour win.Resurgent Ian Poulter takes leadBy RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„The NFL draft still is a few weeks away, and every team is hoping to harvest players who can be the difference on a winner. But the biggest improvement may come from players entering their second or third seasons. Rookies are great, but player development is the secret sauce of any winning franchise. To that end, the focus on 2018 should eventually shift away from draft picks to those players poised to make the biggest improvement. For the Bucs, they are a former first-round pick, a versatile offensive lineman, a twice-injured pass rusher, an ascending receiver and determined quarterback. O.J. HOWARD: He was considered one of the most complete players in the draft, a tight end equally adept at blocking as he was catching passes. By nearly every measure, Howard had a good rookie year. He caught 26 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns. But he couldÂve become an even bigger red-zone target. (Remember the final play of the Patriots game?). He also can improve as a run blocker. But coach Dirk Koetter seems confident Howard has the type of makeup to improve rapidly. ÂI know he had tapes he studied in the offseason,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂI think O.J. is going to see his room for improvement is immense. He can do so many things better and heÂs capable of doing them. ThatÂs one thing we loved about O.J. HeÂs a do-everything tight end.ÂŽ CALEB BENENOCH: The Bucs signed Ravens center Ryan Jensen and are moving center Ali Marpet to left guard. All that is left is to determine whether J.R. Sweezy, who could miss some time in the offseason recovering from a leg injury, can keep his job at right guard. The Bucs appear ready to move on to Benenoch, a fifth-round pick from UCLA. BenenochÂs versatility has been his best attribute. HeÂs been able to provide help at guard and tackle. But barring the Bucs using a high draft choice on a guard Â„ such as Notre DameÂs Quenton Nelson Â„ Benenoch could benefit from focusing on one position. ÂThe one thing we feel like from watching CalebÂs tape, if it would ever be possible for us to put Caleb in a spot and leave him there, it would probably help him just because Caleb is one of those guys thatÂs been moved around so much, that heÂs never really gotten used to playing somewhere,ÂÂ Koetter said. ÂOne week heÂs playing left guard and the next week, heÂs at right tackle. I think thereÂs a little bit of an art to that. We have high hopes for Caleb, and donÂt forget, we still have the draft. We have a long road to go here before we have to solve this for real.ÂÂ NOAH SPENCE: A year ago, Spence was the BucsÂ big hope on defense. The lack of a productive edge rusher was already evident before he suffered a second shoulder injury. He played in only three games and underwent another surgery. The good news for Spence is that heÂs had a good, long period of recovery. But the Bucs traded for two defensive ends, Vinny Curry and Jason Pierre-Paul. Those acquisitions will enable Spence to focus on what heÂs likely to become Â„ a designated pass rusher. At 6-2, 251 pounds, he always will have trouble holding up physically as an every down player. ÂI know Noah is ahead of schedule. He looks great,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂDoes it take the pressure off him? I donÂt know if it takes the pressure off him, but it allows us to play him in a pass rushing role and not so much on every down.ÂÂ CHRIS GODWIN: Godwin battled through a series of injuries and played predominately on special teams. When DeSean Jackson missed the final two games of the season with a foot injury, Godwin responded with 10 catches for 209 yards, including a game-winning touchdown against the Saints. It appears the Bucs still are committed to improving their use of Jackson, but Godwin could force his way on the field more. ÂHeÂll do what you ask him to do and heÂll do it to the best of his ability and heÂll play through discomfort,ÂŽ Koetter said. RYAN GRIFFIN: Who knows what becomes of the NFLÂs investigation of possible misconduct by Jameis Winston? The Bucs felt it was important to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went 2-1 as a starter when Winston was injured. The Bucs also like Griffin, who was winning the No. 2 quarterback job a year ago in training camp when he suffered a shoulder sprain. Griffin is in a tough spot. HeÂs gotten better each year, and after three seasons with the Bucs is still waiting for his first regular season snap. If he can stay healthy and continue to improve, he could gain some ground on Fitzpatrick.AP PHOTOIan Poulter, of England, watches his shot off the second tee during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday. PGA TOUR: RBC HeritageAssociated PressDULUTH, Ga. Â„ Jay Haas nearly shot his age Friday to take the lead into a 36-hole Saturday finish in the PGA Tour ChampionsÂ Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The 64-year-old Haas birdied the final two holes in breezy conditions at TPC Sugarloaf for a 7-under 65 and a onestroke lead over Steve Flesch. Bernhard Langer shot 67, and Gene Sauers and Scott Parel followed at 68. Facing a forecast of 1 inches of rain overnight Sunday and the threat of lightning Sunday, tournament officials decided to play both the second and third rounds Saturday. ÂThe guys were saying weÂve got to play 54, so this gives us that opportunity,ÂŽ Haas said. ÂIt will be a long day. Thankfully, we can get in carts. This is a long walking golf course. IÂm pretty whipped today. I didnÂt get in the cart today, but IÂll probably be in there a little bit tomorrow.ÂŽ Haas won the last of his 18 senior titles at the 2016 Toshiba Classic. ÂI had a decent year last year, not what I wanted maybe, and then starting off this year IÂve been pretty poor,ÂŽ Haas said. ÂHavenÂt been 100 percent physically, but IÂm feeling better.ÂŽ He birdied all four par-5 holes in a bogey-free round. The nine-time PGA Tour winner birdied four of the first six holes Â„ the par-4 first and third and par-5 fourth and sixth. He added a birdie on the par-5 10th and closed with the birdies on the par-4 17th and par-5 18th. ÂI hit the ball well, hit a lot of good iron shots,ÂŽ Haas said. ÂI had four or five of them inside 10 feet. My distance control was really good. And I made some really nice putts and didnÂt really struggle at all with long putting or anything. ... I made a really nice one here at 18. It was a bonus there. Hit a beautiful 5-iron at 17 to about 3 feet.ÂŽ Flesh also birdied the final two holes in a bogey-free round.CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mitsubishi Electric ClassicJay Haas takes lead into Saturday Â“ nishNFL: BuccaneersWhy the BucsÂ big improvement could come from players already on the rosterJIM DAMASKE | TIMESBucs Alan Cross (45) consoles Chris Godwin (12) who just missed recovering a lions punt return fumble at the sideline in the 1st qtr. during the Bucs game against Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon 12/10/2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. ÂThatÂs pretty good in two months,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂHe could market that and get his own infomercial and make a ton of money off it if you advertise that, right?ÂŽ Savage officially unmasked what people close to the program, including former coach Jim McElwain, suspected was a problem in recent years. Former strength coach Mike Kent, who followed McElwain from Colorado State, was seemingly in over his head. Even McElwain openly questioned KentÂs efforts after Michigan manhandled the Gators in the 2017 season opener in Arlington, Texas. His tactics came under more scrutiny when athletic director Scott Stricklin pinpointed FloridaÂs strength and conditioning program as one deficiency during McElwainÂs tenure. ÂItÂs the backbone,ÂŽ Stricklin said. ÂAny successful program has a really strong strength and conditioning program that builds accountability, and programs that arenÂt as successful usually are lacking in that area.ÂŽ Mullen hired Savage to fill the void. Savage spent the last two years with Mullen at Mississippi State, so there was no transition period in Gainesville or even talks about philosophy and direction. Mullen trusted Savage to get the job done, and Savage went right to work installing a program that mandates heavier weights and an increased commitment to lifting. ÂI loved the last coaching staff,ÂŽ Franks said. ÂBut coach Savage is a bit more, I want to say, strenuous. HeÂs whipping us into shape real quick.ÂŽ Savage caught players by surprise early. He took them on a 2.7-mile run around campus on Day One of his conditioning program Â„ he called it a Âteam-building exerciseÂŽ Â„ and conducted circuit training along the way. They stopped in certain spots for situps, pushups and squats. ÂWe were like, ÂWait, what?ÂŽÂ defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said. ÂWe thought we were just going to be running just to be running. Once we started, it was more like the more we went, we were straining.ÂŽ They were just getting started, too. ÂObviously itÂs not pedal down all the way from Day One,ÂŽ Savage said. ÂYouÂve got to kind of take your steps and build them up. Once that pedal got cranked down, it was a real eye-opener.ÂŽ Eventually, the results began to show. Guys could see progress on scales, in mirrors and especially in side-by-side photos. ÂTalking to the guys on the team, itÂs very different from what theyÂve done in the past, so theyÂre going to get that huge jump,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂI still expect to see big gains this summer because now theyÂre to the point where theyÂre in shape. ... ÂThe positive of that is itÂs going to be easier to buy in more in the future because theyÂve seen those results in the short period of time. So if I just buy in over a long period, IÂm going to look like an SEC football player.ÂŽ Short-term results have drawn rave reviews, especially from those who experienced what happened before and whatÂs happening now. ÂItÂs stupid,ÂŽ said defensive tackle Taven Bryan, who is expected to be a first-round NFL draft pick this month. ÂSavage is an unreal weight coach. ... Just the way he changes everyoneÂs bodies. We looked like the Pillsbury Doughboys.ÂŽFLORIDAFrom Page 1of what it is going to be like for the first game (on Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech).ÂŽ TaggartÂs up-tempo spread offense got plenty of work. It ran 85 plays during the first half and 125 for the g ame as the second half was played with a running clock. Taggart said he is pleased with how the unit has been able to grasp the system along with how it adjusted to the pace of practice, but he is still searching for consistency. ÂWe can be a lot better. There are still too many mistakes that are drive killers like bad sna p s or false starts,ÂŽ he said. ÂThere a lot of things we have to clean up but it is good to see guys making plays.ÂŽ The defense, which is being installed by former Michigan State defensive coordinator Harlan Barnett, was not able to force a turnover, but Taggart was impressed with how the y did sto pp in g the run and pressuring the quarterback. Taggart said he kept things vanilla for the spring game, but there was a double pass, two halfback passes and a fake punt. It is clear that TaggartÂs hiring after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M has revitalized a p ro g ram that has struggled the past couple seasons. Since winning 33 of 34 games between 2013 and Â15, including a national championship, the Seminoles are 21-12, including 10-10 in the ACC. Last season, Florida State needed to go on a four-game winning streak to g o 7-6 and avoid its first losing season since 1976. ÂIt is like the chemistry he has built was fast,ÂŽ defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas said. ÂHe earned our respect quick and IÂm sure we earned his respect by pushing us. The energy he has brought to the program has enthused us.ÂŽFSUFrom Page 1
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RunnersmovedupÂ„Beckham2,Sisco, S wihart.LIDPÂ„Lin.GIDPÂ„Jones,Beckham, Devers. DPÂ„Baltimore2(Beckham,Davis),(Machado, V alencia);Boston2(Lin,Holt,Ramirez),(Lin, Holt,Ramirez). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Cobb,L,0-13.210 871079 17.18 Castro23 111142 3.97 Hart1.12 100122 0.00 Givens1000016 6.23 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA V elazquez,W,2-056 221586 3.29 Kelly10 000112 5.40 Walden,S,1-133 110348 5.00 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Castro1-1,Hart1-0. UmpiresÂ„Home,StuScheurwater;First,Gary Cederstrom;Second,EricCooper;Third,Cory Blaser.TÂ„3:05.AÂ„33,584(37,731).NATIONALS6,ROCKIES2COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b400002.308 Parralf310011.245 Blackmoncf411203.279 Gonzalezrf400001.236 Desmond1b300002.185 Rusinp000000--S toryss300002.190 McMahon3b301002.087 W oltersc200011.188 Grayp200000.000 S enzatelap000000.000 V alaika1b100000.067 T OTALS29222214 W ASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. T urnerss401010.211 Difo2b412102.286 Harperrf312010.292 A dams1b400001.185 Madsonp000000--Doolittlep000000--W ietersc422200.214 T aylorcf411102.167 S ierralf401201.222 Reynolds3b401001.125 S cherzerp201000.300 a-Zimmermanph-1b111010.136 T OTALS34612637 COLORADO200000000Â„221 W ASHINGTON00010410XÂ„6120 a-singledforScherzerinthe7th. EÂ„Gonzalez(1).LOBÂ„Colorado2,Washington 7.2BÂ„Harper(1),Sierra(2).HRÂ„Blackmon (5),offScherzer;Wieters(1),offGray.RBIsÂ„ Blackmon2(8),Difo(1),Wieters2(2),Taylor (2),Sierra2(2).SBÂ„Turner(6),Harper(2). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Colorado 1(LeMahieu);Washington6(Turner2,Difo, A dams,Wieters2).RISPÂ„Colorado0for2; Washington4for11. RunnersmovedupÂ„Adams.GIDPÂ„Adams. DPÂ„Colorado1(LeMahieu,Wolters,Valaika). COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Gray,L,1-35.28 551694 6.23 S enzatela.12 110013 9.00 Rusin22 002132 7.00 W ASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA S cherzer,W,3-171221111031.33 Madson11 001123 2.35 Doolittle10 000214 2.57 Senzatelapitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Rusin2-1. WPÂ„Rusin. UmpiresÂ„Home,GabeMorales;First,Jerry Meals;Second,BenMay;Third,RonKulpa. T Â„2:53.AÂ„31,700(41,313).CARDINALS6,REDS1 S T.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Phamcf423111.327 DeJongss400012.246 Martinez1b301120.373 Ozunalf300110.288 Molinac400000.268 Baderrf411001.143 Munoz3b400003.118 Garcia2b433300.333 Mikolasp300002.143 Hollandp000000--b-Wongph000000.162 Hicksp000000--TOTALS3368659 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hamiltoncf400003.167 Perazass300001.250 Florop000000--a-Mesoracoph101000.250 Iglesiasp000000.000 Votto1b400000.250 Gennett2b403000.328 Duvalllf301010.130 Barnhartc411100.265 Ervinrf201020.200 Pennington3b400001.167 Finneganp100000.000 Bricep100001.000 Blandinoss200000.091 TOTALS3317136 ST.LOUIS110211000Â„680 CINCINNATI000010000Â„170 a-singledforFlorointhe8th.b-hitbypitchfor Hollandinthe9th. LOBÂ„St.Louis7,Cincinnati8.2BÂ„Pham(3), Martinez(3),Garcia(2).HRÂ„Garcia(1),off Finnegan;Garcia(2),offFinnegan;Barnhart (2),offMikolas.RBIsÂ„Pham(5),Martinez (15),Ozuna(10),Garcia3(4),Barnhart(3). SBÂ„Pham2(5),Bader(1).SFÂ„Ozuna. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„St.Louis4 (DeJong,Ozuna,Molina,Bader);Cincinnati3 (Pennington,Blandino2).RISPÂ„St.Louis3for 11;Cincinnati0for5. RunnersmovedupÂ„Martinez,DeJong,Duvall. GIDPÂ„Ozuna,Pennington. DPÂ„St.Louis1(Garcia,DeJong,Martinez); Cincinnati1(Pennington,Gennett,Votto). ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Mikolas,W,2-074 112483 4.26 Holland11 000117 3.86 Hicks12 001123 0.00 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Finnegan,L,0-14.1655449110.38 Brice1.221104255.40 Floro200000230.00 Iglesias100011201.42 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Brice2-0.HBPÂ„ Iglesias(Wong). UmpiresÂ„Home,ToddTichenor;First,Alan Porter;Second,BillMiller;Third,Angel Hernandez.TÂ„2:43.AÂ„19,213(42,319).CUBS14,BRAVES10ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Albies2b523410.313 Swansonss623201.357 F.Freeman1b512110.320 Suzukic302130.300 Markakisrf502200.298 Adamslf421011.286 Culberson3b411010.150 Bourjoscf511001.150 Newcombp210012.000 Winklerp000000.000 b-Tuckerph100001.300 Jacksonp000000--Ramirezp000000--S.Freemanp000000--Moylanp000000--TOTALS4010151086 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Happlf-cf400003.222 Cishekp000000.000 Wilsonp000000--c-LaStellaph111110.300 Morrowp000000--Almoracf221110.276 Navarro1b300002.167 Bryant3b322010.352 Contrerasc511201.288 Zobrist1b-lf-rf333220.326 Baez2b511401.191 Russellss311021.213 Heywardrf-cf320012.200 Quintanap100001.000 Butlerp100000.000 a-Schwarberph-lf110221.238 TOTALS351410121012 ATLANTA135100000Â„10152 CHICAGO10100129XÂ„14102 a-walkedforButlerinthe6th.b-struckout forWinklerinthe8th.c-singledforWilson inthe8th. EÂ„Albies(2),Suzuki(3),Baez(2),Russell(2). LOBÂ„Atlanta12,Chicago9.2BÂ„Albies(8), Swanson(7),Markakis(3),Culberson(1), Bryant(6),Baez(2).3BÂ„Zobrist(1).HRÂ„Albies (5),offQuintana;Almora(1),offNewcomb. RBIsÂ„Albies4(11),Swanson2(10),F.Freeman (12),Suzuki(3),Markakis2(9),Almora(3), Contreras2(3),Zobrist2(7),Baez4(14), Schwarber2(7),LaStella(4).SÂ„Newcomb. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Atlanta 6(Swanson,Suzuki,Markakis,Adams, Newcomb,Tucker);Chicago4(Baez,Navarro 3).RISPÂ„Atlanta7for20;Chicago3for13. RunnersmovedupÂ„Albies,Culberson,Bourjos, F.Freeman,Bryant,Contreras,Baez.GIDPÂ„ Markakis2. DPÂ„Chicago2(Butler,Russell,Zobrist),(Baez, Russell,Navarro). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Newcomb5.16 3247109 4.02 Winkler1.21 221232 2.25 Jackson.11 220114 13.50 Ramirez,L,0-1.12 552123 13.50 S.Freeman00 213014 1.23 Moylan.10 000140.00 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Quintana2.177741708.16 Butler3.253222682.45 Cishek120010271.17 Wilson,W,1-0110002204.91 Morrow100011160.00 S.Freemanpitchedto3battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Winkler3-0, Ramirez2-2,S.Freeman2-2,Moylan3-2, Butler3-3.HBPÂ„Jackson(Heyward),Ramirez (Bryant).WPÂ„Newcomb,Butler,Wilson, Moylan. UmpiresÂ„Home,ChadFairchild;First,Mike Estabrook;Second,AlfonsoMarquez;Third, BruceDreckman.TÂ„3:43.AÂ„36,788(41,649).RANGERS6,ASTROS5,10INNINGSTEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choorf500003.226 Profarss322021.226 Gallodh512203.212 Beltre3b412110.298 Guzman1b512202.375 Rualf502002.178 Centenoc500000.176 Kiner-Falefa2b411101.222 Robinsoncf400003.167 Toccicf000000.111 TOTALS406116315 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf512001.213 Bregman3b512000.241 Altuve2b311010.351 Correass511201.280 Gurriel1b512300.333 Reddickrf400011.286 Gonzalezlf400001.191 Gattisdh400002.200 Stassic300011.304 TOTALS3858537 TEXAS0000110301:6111 HOUSTON0005000000:580 EÂ„Profar(2).LOBÂ„Texas7,Houston7.2BÂ„ Profar(2),Gallo(3),Correa(5),Gurriel(1). HRÂ„Kiner-Falefa(1),offMorton;Beltre(1),off Morton;Gallo(5),offPeacock;Guzman(1),off Peacock;Gurriel(1),offMinor.RBIsÂ„Gallo2 (13),Beltre(3),Guzman2(2),Kiner-Falefa(1), Correa2(12),Gurriel3(3). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Texas3 (Guzman,Centeno2);Houston5(Springer, Correa,Reddick2,Gattis).RISPÂ„Texas2for5; Houston2for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Gonzalez.GIDPÂ„Centeno, Stassi. DPÂ„Texas1(Beltre,Kiner-Falefa,Guzman); Houston1(Correa,Gurriel). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Minor55 551290 4.60 Barnette20 001340 0.00 Bush11 000116 3.12 Kela,W,1-010 001118 0.00 Martin,H,4.22 000015 2.35 Claudio,S,1-1.10 00004 5.87 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton66221121061.00 Rondon,H,110 000211 0.00 Peacock,BS,1-2.233300274.15 Smith.10000015.79 Giles10 00009 3.60 Harris,L,0-112 112121 2.45 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Claudio2-0.HBPÂ„ Minor(Altuve).WPÂ„Kela. UmpiresÂ„Home,TomHallion;First,Adam Hamari;Second,DanBellino;Third,PhilCuzzi. TÂ„3:26.AÂ„40,679(41,168).PHILLIES9,RAYS4PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b511101.277 Santana1b411110.167 Herreracf503100.348 Hoskinsdh511100.317 Williamsrf522000.273 Kingerylf512200.267 Franco3b210111.242 Alfaroc401001.219 Crawfordss322210.167 TOTALS38913933 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Smithlf412000.343 Gomezdh400001.192 Kiermaiercf422001.143 Cron1b301201.213 Wendle2b311010.278 Duffy3b301101.259 a-Robertsonph000010.316 Ramosc401000.171 Hechavarriass300100.191 Fieldrf300010.000 TOTALS3148434 PHILADELPHIA060120000Â„9130 TAMPABAY000201001Â„481 a-walkedforDuffyinthe9th. EÂ„Archer(1).LOBÂ„Philadelphia6,TampaBay 5.2BÂ„Williams(2),Kingery2(6),Crawford (2),Kiermaier(1),Wendle(3),Duffy(2).HRÂ„ Crawford(2),offArcher.RBIsÂ„Hernandez (4),Santana(10),Herrera(3),Hoskins(10), Kingery2(9),Franco(13),Crawford2(5),Cron 2(5),Duffy(7),Hechavarria(5).SFÂ„Franco, Cron,Hechavarria. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Philadelphia4 (Santana,Williams,Kingery,Crawford);Tampa Bay2(Ramos2).RISPÂ„Philadelphia6for15; TampaBay1for5. RunnersmovedupÂ„Alfaro,Cron.GIDPÂ„ Hoskins,Wendle,Hechavarria,Field. DPÂ„Philadelphia3(Santana,Crawford), (Hernandez,Crawford,Santana),(Crawford, Hernandez,Santana);TampaBay1 (Hechavarria,Wendle,Cron). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta,W,1-06.273221883.38 Arano1.100003120.00 Hutchison111110185.79 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Archer,L,1-148 772280 7.84 Pruitt55 221170 5.52 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Arano1-0.WPÂ„ Pruitt.PBÂ„Alfaro(1). UmpiresÂ„Home,JimWolf;First,D.J.Reyburn; Second,SamHolbrook;Third,RyanBlakney. TÂ„2:46.AÂ„20,934(42,735).PIRATES1,MARLINS0PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Harrison2b400002.268 Polancorf400000.220 Martecf411000.241 Bell1b401001.278 Dickersonlf401100.347 Cervellic302000.279 Moran3b300000.316 Mercerss200011.227 Taillonp200000.143 Felizp000000--b-Frazierph000010.280 Kontosp000000--Vazquezp000000--TOTALS3015124 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf400001.290 Rojasss401000.291 Castro2b402001.298 Bour1b301010.216 Anderson3b402000.288 Shuckrf300010.571 Brinsoncf400000.140 Holadayc300011.167 Richardsp200000.000 a-Telisph100000.154 Steckenriderp000000--Zieglerp000000--c-Maybinph100000.243 TOTALS3306033 PITTSBURGH000000001Â„150 MIAMI000000000Â„060 a-Â”iedoutforRichardsinthe7th.b-walked forFelizinthe8th.c-groundedoutforZiegler inthe9th. LOBÂ„Pittsburgh5,Miami9.2BÂ„Cervelli(3). RBIsÂ„Dickerson(10).CSÂ„Frazier(2). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Pittsburgh1 (Taillon);Miami4(Shuck,Holaday,Richards2). RISPÂ„Pittsburgh1for4;Miami0for6. RunnersmovedupÂ„Moran,Anderson,Brinson. GIDPÂ„Cervelli. DPÂ„Miami1(Castro,Rojas,Bour). PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Taillon64 003293 0.89 Feliz10000113 6.00 Kontos,W,1-112 000018 5.14 Vazquez,S,5-510 000016 5.14 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards72 001282 4.70 Steckenrider10 001215 0.00 Ziegler,L,0-313 110016 8.10 HBPÂ„Richards(Cervelli). UmpiresÂ„Home,LazDiaz;First,AndyFletcher; Second,MannyGonzalez;Third,JeffNelson. TÂ„2:31.AÂ„26,816(36,742).BREWERS5,METS1MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf501001.278 Thames1b400002.233 Braunlf301000.184 Perezlf100000.154 Shaw3b412002.283 Santanarf311011.283 Sogardss400001.172 Haderp0000001.000 Villar2b411302.298 Bandyc412102.200 Andersonp200002.167 Jeffressp000000--Arciass111100.178 TOTALS35595113 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Confortocf310002.250 Cabrera2b400002.321 Cespedeslf401102.208 Brucerf400001.239 Gonzalez1b300000.242 Frazier3b201010.293 Rosarioss301000.244 Lobatonc100011.200 a-Lagaresph100001.350 Nidoc000000.000 Harveyp100000.500 Sewaldp100000.000 b-Floresph100001.190 Roblesp000000--TOTALS28131210 MILWAUKEE030100001Â„590 NEWYORK000001000Â„130 a-struckoutforLobatoninthe8th.b-struckout forSewaldinthe8th. LOBÂ„Milwaukee5,NewYork3.2BÂ„Shaw (6).HRÂ„Villar(1),offHarvey;Bandy(1),off Harvey;Arcia(1),offRobles.RBIsÂ„Villar3(6), Bandy(1),Arcia(6),Cespedes(12).SBÂ„Braun (2).SÂ„Anderson. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Milwaukee3 (Cain,Sogard2);NewYork1(Lobaton).RISPÂ„ Milwaukee1for6;NewYork1for2. RunnersmovedupÂ„Santana,Cabrera.GIDPÂ„ Rosario,Harvey. DPÂ„Milwaukee2(Shaw,Villar,Thames), (Sogard,Villar,Thames). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,1-16.12 112587 2.82 Jeffress,H,12-31 00008 1.17 Hader,S,1-120 000523 1.86 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Harvey,L,0-158 441695 4.80 Sewald30000548 1.69 Robles11 110214 3.00 HBPÂ„Anderson(Conforto). UmpiresÂ„Home,LarryVanover;First,Hunter Wendelstedt;Second,ChrisGuccione;Third, DaveRackley.TÂ„2:46.AÂ„40,965(41,922).ANGELS5,ROYALS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cozart2b310112.273 Troutcf511202.266 Uptonlf512101.297 Pujolsdh401001.282 Calhounrf401002.231 Simmonsss400001.318 Valbuena3b422101.291 Marte1b400000.379 Riverac302011.389 TOTALS36595211 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaylf400012.239 MerriÂ“eldcf401001.255 Moustakas3b411101.327 Duda1b311011.282 Solerrf411001.216 Orlandodh301012.250 Goins2b300013.267 Escobarss400000.156 Buterac301110.185 TOTALS32362511 LOSANGELES001121000Â„590 KANSASCITY000010110Â„361 EÂ„Soler(1).LOBÂ„LosAngeles7,Kansas City7.2BÂ„Pujols(4).HRÂ„Valbuena(3),off Junis;Upton(4),offJunis;Trout(6),offJunis; Moustakas(3),offParker.RBIsÂ„Cozart (7),Trout2(13),Upton(11),Valbuena(8), Moustakas(9),Butera(4).SFÂ„Cozart. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„LosAngeles 3(Trout,Calhoun2);KansasCity3(MerriÂ“eld 2,Duda).RISPÂ„LosAngeles0for2;Kansas City2for9. GIDPÂ„Escobar. DPÂ„LosAngeles1(Valbuena,Cozart,Marte). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards,W,2-051 113573 3.60 Alvarez11000321 0.00 Johnson.22 111127 3.86 Parker,H,1.12111015 6.43 Wood,H,310000213 0.00 Middleton,S,4-410 000011 0.93 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Junis,L,2-14.27 441798 1.93 Flynn2.11 101137 3.86 Smith21 000331 2.70 Richardspitchedto1batterinthe6th. Parkerpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Alvarez1-0,Parker 2-0,Wood1-0,Flynn2-0.WPÂ„Richards3. UmpiresÂ„Home,MarvinHudson;First,Quinn Wolcott;Second,JeffKellogg;Third,Chris Segal.TÂ„3:03.AÂ„15,876(37,903).THISDATEIN BASEBALL1909: LeonAmesofthe NewYorkGiantspitcheda no-hitterfor91-3inningson openingday,butlost3-0to Brooklynin13innings. 1915: RubeMarquardofthe NewYorkGiantsno-hitthe BrooklynDodgers,winning 2-0. 1947: JackieRobinsonplayed hisÂ“rstmajorleaguegame, fortheDodgers.Hewent 0-for-3,butscoredthedecidingrunina5-3victoryover theBostonBravesinBrooklyn.HewastheÂ“rstblackto appearinthemajorssince 1884. 1957: PresidentEisenhower openedthe1956seasonby tossingouttheÂ“rstballat GrifÂ“thStadiuminWashington.Itwasthe10millionth Spaldingbaseballusedin majorleagueplay. 1958: MajorLeagueBaseball arrivedinCaliforniawhen thetransplantedGiantsand DodgersplayedinSealsStadiuminSanFrancisco.Ruben GomezblankedLosAngeles 8-0. 1968: HoustonandtheNew YorkMetsplayed24inningsin anightgameintheAstrodomebeforetheAstroswon 1-0.Thegamelastedmore thansixhours.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox10,Orioles3: Hanley Ramirezhitatwo-runhomerand droveinthreeruns,andBostonbeat Baltimoretogetto12-2Â„thebest startinits118-yearhistory. Nationals6,Rockies2: WashingtonÂs MaxScherzerdominatedafteran earlyhiccup,strikingout11and retiringhisÂ“nal20batters. Cardinals6,Reds1: GregGarciahit twohomerunsfortheÂ“rsttimein hiscareerandledSt.Louistoawin. Cubs14,Braves10: JavyBaezhada three-rundoubleasChicagoscored ninetimesintheeighthinningon justthreehits,rallyingpastAtlanta. Rangers6,Astros5,10innings: RonaldGuzmanÂsÂ“rstcareerhomer tiedthegameintheeighthinning, andheputtheRangersaheadwith aninÂ“eldsingleinthe10thasTexas ralliedtobeatHouston. Phillies9,Rays4: Philadelphia rookiesJ.P.CrawfordandScott Kingerydroveintworunseachina winoverTampaBay. Pirates1,Marlins0: CoreyDickersonÂsbuntsingleintheninthinning scoredtheonlyrunandPittsburgh wonagameofsmallball. Brewers5,Mets1: JonathanVillar slicedathree-runhomerinsidethe foulpoleandMilwaukeestoppedNew YorkÂsÂnine-gamewinningstreak. Angels5,Royals3.: MikeTrout,Justin UptonandLuisValbuenahomeredas LosAngeleswonitsseventhstraight. LATEGAMES N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,ppd. ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota,ppd. TorontoatCleveland,ppd. OaklandatSeattle SanFranciscoatSanDiego ArizonaatL.A.DodgersTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeChacin(R)0-16.592-11-16.013.50 NewYorkSyndergaard(R) 1:10p2-03.943-00-00.00.00 St.LouisMartinez(R)1-12.412-11-217.26.62 CincinnatiBailey(R)1:10p0-23.240-30-27.117.18 PittsburghNova(R)1-15.192-12-015.00.00 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p0-25.060-30-04.14.15 ColoradoAnderson(L)0-05.651-20-05.26.35 WashingtonStrasburg(R)1:35p2-12.212-10-00.00.00 AtlantaTeheran(R)0-17.072-10-16.03.00 ChicagoChatwood(R)2:20p0-24.910-20-04.00.00 SanFranBeede(R)0-04.501-00-00.00.00 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)4:10p1-01.721-20-00.00.00 ArizonaGodley(R)2-00.642-01-123.13.86 LosAngelesKershaw(L)4:10p0-21.891-23-021.22.08AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreBundy(R)0-11.351-22-229.23.94 BostonSale(L)1:05p1-01.062-13-022.02.05 NewYorkSeverino(R)2-13.502-12-011.21.54 DetroitLiriano(L)1:10p1-12.131-11-06.03.00 TorontoGarcia(L)1-03.182-00-212.14.38 ClevelandKluber(R)1:10p1-11.571-21-07.21.17 ChicagoLopez(R)0-10.690-20-00.00.00 MinnesotaLynn(R)2:10p0-15.000-20-00.00.00 LosAngelesOhtani(R)2-02.082-00-00.00.00 KansasCitySkoglund(L)2:15p0-19.640-10-00.00.00 OaklandManaea(L)1-21.741-21-324.24.01 SeattleHernandez(R)4:10p2-16.602-12-012.00.75 NewYorkCessa(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 DetroitBoyd(L)7:10p0-11.380-20-12.119.29 TexasColon(R)0-01.640-10-15.212.71 HoustonVerlander(R)8:08p2-01.453-02-119.0INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaLively(R)0-15.561-10-00.00.00 TampaBaySnell(L)1:10p1-13.601-20-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. VSOPP-PitcherÂsrecordversusthisopponent. FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota,ppd. Boston7,Baltimore3 N.Y.Yankees8,Detroit6 Toronto8,Cleveland4 Houston3,Texas2 L.A.Angels5,KansasCity4 Seattle7,Oakland4 NationalLeague Atlanta4,ChicagoCubs0 St.Louis5,Cincinnati3 Colorado2,Washington1 Miami7,Pittsburgh2 N.Y.Mets6,Milwaukee5 Arizona8,L.A.Dodgers7 SanDiego5,SanFrancisco1 Interleague Philadelphia2,TampaBay1 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatBoston,11:05a.m. KansasCityatToronto,7:07p.m. TexasatTampaBay,7:10p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatOakland,10:05p.m. HoustonatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague ColoradoatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. St.LouisatChicagoCubs,7:05p.m. WashingtonatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatAtlanta,7:35p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,7:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. Interleague MiamiatN.Y.Yankees,6:35p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs.Minnesotaat SanJuan,PuertoRico. MAY16-17: OwnersÂmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetin g s,LasVe g as. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. CanoSea11331214.424 MauerMin1034614.412 HRamirezBos12471017.362 MChapmanOak14531219.358 BettsBos14511618.353 AltuveHou1557920.351 SeguraSea11461016.348 JudgeNYY14531318.340 SimmonsLAA15621321.339 MoustakasKC1248816.333 HomeRuns Gallo,Texas,5;MChapman,Oakland,5;Trout,LosAngeles,5; Davidson,Chicago,5;KDavis,Oakland,4;Dozier,Minnesota, 4;Diaz,Toronto,4;24tiedat3. NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. MartinezStL1551419.373 RFlahertyAtl1241715.366 GrandalLAD1036613.361 SwansonAtl1356720.357 DickersonPit11451016.356 BryantChC1454919.352 HerreraPhi1246716.348 CabreraNYM12491217.347 PoseySF1344515.341 KempLAD1136312.333 DPeraltaAri1042914.333 HomeRuns Harper,Washington,6;Albies,Atlanta,5;Blackmon,Colorado,5;Thames,Milwaukee,5;Molina,St.Louis,5;Polanco, Pittsbur g h,5;3tiedat4.
The Sun / Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Boston 12 2 .857 Â„ Toronto 9 5 .643 3 New York 7 7 .500 5 Baltimore 5 10 .333 7 Tampa Bay 3 11 .214 9 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Minnesota 7 4 .636 Â„ Cleveland 8 6 .571 Chicago 4 8 .333 3 Detroit 4 9 .308 4 Kansas City 3 9 .250 4 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Los Angeles 12 3 .800 Â„ Houston 10 5 .667 2 Seattle 7 4 .636 3 Oakland 5 9 .357 6 Texas 5 11 .313 7FridayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 7, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 6 Toronto 8, Cleveland 4 Houston 3, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 5, Kansas City 4 Seattle 7, Oakland 4 Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, ppd.SaturdayÂs GamesBoston 10, Baltimore 3 Texas 6, Houston 5, 10 innings Philadelphia 9, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, ppd. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, ppd. Toronto at Cleveland, ppd. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Oakland at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesChicago White Sox (TBD) at Minnesota (TBD), ppd. Baltimore (Bundy 0-1) at Boston (Sale 1-0), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Severino 2-1) at Detroit (Liriano 1-1), 1:10 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Yankees (Cessa 0-0) at Detroit (Boyd 0-1), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Philadelphia (Lively 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Snell 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 2-1) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-1), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Ohtani 2-0) at Kansas City (Skoglund 0-1), 2:15 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 1-2) at Seattle (Hernandez 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Texas (Colon 0-0) at Houston (Verlander 2-0), 8:08 p.m.MondayÂs GamesBaltimore at Boston, 11:05 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L Pct. GB New York 11 2 .846 Â„ Philadelphia 8 5 .615 3 Atlanta 8 6 .571 3 Washington 7 8 .467 5 Miami 4 10 .286 7 CENTRAL DIVISION W L Pct. GB Pittsburgh 10 4 .714 Â„ Milwaukee 8 7 .533 2 St. Louis 8 7 .533 2 Chicago 7 7 .500 3 Cincinnati 2 12 .143 8 WEST DIVISION W L Pct. GB Arizona 10 3 .769 Â„ Colorado 8 8 .500 3 San Francisco 6 7 .462 4 Los Angeles 4 8 .333 5 San Diego 5 10 .333 6FridayÂs GamesAtlanta 4, Chicago Cubs 0 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 3 Miami 7, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 2, Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 6, Milwaukee 5 Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 5, San Francisco 1SaturdayÂs GamesWashington 6, Colorado 2 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 14, Atlanta 10 Philadelphia 9, Tampa Bay 4 Milwaukee 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Pittsburgh 1, Miami 0 San Francisco at San Diego, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, lateTodayÂs GamesMilwaukee (Chacin 0-1) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lively 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Snell 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Nova 1-1) at Miami (Urena 0-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Martinez 1-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Colorado (Anderson 0-0) at Washington (Strasburg 2-1), 1:35 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Chatwood 0-2), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Godley 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-2), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Beede 0-0) at San Diego (Lucchesi 1-0), 4:10 p.m.MondayÂs GamesMiami at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO 1, WASHINGTON 0Saturday: Toronto 114, Toronto 106 Tuesday: Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Toronto, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Toronto at Washington, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Washington at Toronto, TBARAPTORS 114, WIZARDS 106WASHINGTON (106) Porter Jr. 4-7 0-0 9, Morris 9-15 3-3 22, Gortat 6-9 0-0 12, Wall 6-20 8-10 23, Beal 8-17 1-1 19, Satoransky 0-3 2-2 2, Oubre Jr. 1-4 0-0 3, Scott 7-10 0-0 14, Mahinmi 0-0 2-2 2, Frazier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-86 16-18 106. TORONTO (114) Anunoby 5-9 0-0 12, Ibaka 8-11 4-4 23, Valanciunas 4-6 1-2 9, Lowry 4-9 2-2 11, DeRozan 6-17 3-4 17, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, Miles 4-8 0-0 12, Siakam 2-5 4-4 9, Nogueira 0-0 1-2 1, Poeltl 1-1 0-0 2, Wright 7-10 1-2 18. Totals 41-77 16-20 114.WASHINGTON 23 36 26 21 Â„ 106 TORONTO 28 27 31 28 Â„ 1143-Point GoalsÂ„Washington 8-21 (Wall 3-5, Beal 2-6, Oubre Jr. 1-2, Porter Jr. 1-3, Morris 1-4, Satoransky 0-1), Toronto 16-30 (Miles 4-7, Ibaka 3-4, Wright 3-4, Anunoby 2-4, DeRozan 2-5, Siakam 1-2, Lowry 1-4). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Washington 35 (Morris 11), Toronto 38 (Ibaka 12). AssistsÂ„Washington 29 (Wall 15), Toronto 26 (Lowry 9). Total FoulsÂ„Washington 21, Toronto 18. AÂ„19,937 (19,800).BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEEToday: Milwaukee at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, April 20: Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Boston at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Milwaukee at Boston, TBAPHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMISaturday: Miami at Philadelphia, late Monday: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Thursday: Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Philadelphia at Miami, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: Miami at Philadelphia, TBACLEVELAND VS. INDIANAToday: Indiana at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Indiana at Cleveland, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Cleveland at Indiana, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Indiana at Cleveland, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON VS. MINNESOTAToday: Minnesota at Houston, 9 p.m. Wednesday: Minnesota at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23: Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Houston, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Houston at Minnesota, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Minnesota at Houston, TBAGOLDEN STATE 1, SAN ANTONIO 0Saturday: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 Monday: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22: Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: San Antonio at Golden State, TBAWARRIORS 113, SPURS 92SAN ANTONIO (92) Da.Green 2-5 0-0 6, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Aldridge 5-12 4-4 14, Murray 3-6 2-2 8, Mills 2-5 0-0 5, Gay 5-12 3-4 15, Bertans 0-4 4-5 4, Lauvergne 1-1 0-0 2, Gasol 3-5 0-0 6, White 3-6 0-0 7, Parker 1-8 0-0 2, Forbes 4-8 5-7 14, Ginobili 3-6 1-2 9. Totals 32-80 19-24 92. GOLDEN STATE (113) Durant 9-17 5-5 24, Dr.Green 5-13 0-1 12, McGee 5-7 5-6 15, Iguodala 1-4 0-2 3, Thompson 11-13 0-0 27, West 2-3 0-0 4, Looney 3-5 0-0 6, Bell 1-3 1-2 3, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Livingston 4-6 3-4 11, Cook 2-7 1-2 5, Young 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 44-81 15-22 113.SAN ANTONIO 17 24 22 29 Â„ 92 GOLDEN STATE 28 29 29 27 Â„ 1133-Point GoalsÂ„San Antonio 9-22 (Ginobili 2-2, Gay 2-4, Da.Green 2-4, White 1-2, Mills 1-2, Forbes 1-4, Parker 0-1, Bertans 0-3), Golden State 10-22 (Thompson 5-6, Dr.Green 2-6, Iguodala 1-2, Young 1-2, Durant 1-4, Cook 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„San Antonio 30 (Gay 6), Golden State 51 (Dr.Green, Durant 8). AssistsÂ„San Antonio 19 (Gasol 4), Golden State 32 (Dr.Green 11). Total FoulsÂ„San Antonio 20, Golden State 18. TechnicalsÂ„Thompson. AÂ„19,596 (19,596).PORTLAND VS. NEW ORLEANSSaturday: New Orleans at Portland, late Tuesday: New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: Portland at New Orleans, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: New Orleans at Portland, TBA x-Thursday, April 26: Portland at New Orleans, TBA x-Saturday, April 28: New Orleans at Portland, TBAOKLAHOMA CITY VS. UTAHToday: Utah at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday, April 23: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, April 27: Oklahoma City at Utah, TBA x-Sunday, April 29: Utah at Oklahoma City, TBAODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -163 Atlanta +153 St. Louis -154 at Cincinnati +144 Pittsburgh -137 at Miami +127 at New York -190 Milwaukee +175 at Washington -195 Colorado +180 at Los Angeles -200 Arizona +180 at San Diego -116 San Francisco +106American Leagueat Minnesota -169 Chicago +159 at Boston -214 Baltimore +194 at Cleveland -131 Toronto +121 New York (1st) -210 at Detroit +200 New York (2nd) -149 at Detroit +139 Los Angeles -200 at Kansas City +180 Oakland -113 at Seattle +103 at Houston -325 Texas +295Interleagueat Tampa Bay -141 Philadelphia +131NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Boston 4 201 Milwaukee at Cleveland 6 212 Indiana at Oklahoma City 3 206 Utah at Houston 11 216 MinnesotaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Philadelphia -110 Pittsburgh +100 at Minnesota -105 Winnipeg -105 at Washington -150 Columbus +140 at Los Angeles -140 Vegas +130 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Recalled RHP Alex Cobb from Bowie (EL). Placed 2B Jonathan Schoop on the 10-day DL. OAKLAND AÂS Â„ Recalled RHP Ryan Dull from Nashville (PCL) and activated him from the 10day DL. Placed RHP Liam Hendriks on 10-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Activated DH Nelson Cruz from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Casey Lawrence to Tacoma (PCL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS Â„ Reinstated LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Zack Weiss to Louisville (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Claimed LHP Enny Romero off waivers from Washington. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Claimed LHP Tyler Webb off waivers from Milwaukee and assigned him to El Paso (PCL). Transferred RHP Dinelson Lamet to the 60-day DL.Midwest LeagueQUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS Â„ Announced LHP Carlos Hiraldo was transferred from extended spring training to the team. Placed LHP Adam Bleday on the temporarily inactive list.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueGRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS Â„ Recalled F Mike Borkowski from Toledo (ECHL).COLLEGESMICHIGAN Â„ Junior C Moe Wagner announced he is entering the NBA draft.PRO HOCKEYNHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TAMPA BAY 2, NEW JERSEY 0April 12: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 2 Saturday: Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 3 Monday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: New Jersey at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Tampa Bay at New Jersey, TBALIGHTNING 5, DEVILS 3NEW JERSEY 1 1 1 Â„ 3 TAMPA BAY 1 4 0 Â„ 5 First PeriodÂ„1, Tampa Bay, Point 1 (McDonagh, Palat), 12:15. 2, New Jersey, Hischier 1, 13:38. PenaltiesÂ„Boyle, NJ, (holding stick), 6:27. Second PeriodÂ„3, Tampa Bay, Killorn 2 (Stamkos, Kucherov), 3:14 (pp). 4, Tampa Bay, Johnson 2 (McDonagh, Point), 4:36. 5, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 2, 6:01. 6, Tampa Bay, Killorn 3 (Kucherov, Hedman), 13:12 (pp). 7, New Jersey, Vatanen 1 (Greene, Schneider), 19:34. PenaltiesÂ„Lovejoy, NJ, (delay of game), 2:44; Zacha, NJ, (slashing), 4:43; Cirelli, TB, (slashing), 4:43; Miller, TB, (elbowing), 8:51; Palmieri, NJ, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:21. Third PeriodÂ„8, New Jersey, Coleman 1 (Moore, Zajac), 11:57. PenaltiesÂ„Killorn, TB, (hooking), 5:02; Point, TB, (roughing), 19:51; Palmieri, NJ, (roughing), 19:51; Palat, TB, served by Cirelli, (roughing), 19:51. Shots on GoalÂ„New Jersey 10-15-19Â„44. Tampa Bay 6-11-9Â„26. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„New Jersey 0 of 3; Tam p a Ba y 2 of 3. GoaliesÂ„New Jersey, Kinkaid 0-2 (15 shots-10 saves), Schneider 0-0 (10-10). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 2-0 (44-41). AÂ„19,092 (19,092). TÂ„2:49. RefereesÂ„Brad Meier, Ian Walsh. LinesmenÂ„ Ryan Gibbons, Steve Miller.BOSTON 1, TORONTO 0April 12: Boston 5, Toronto 1 Saturday: Toronto at Boston, late Monday: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Toronto at Boston, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Boston at Toronto, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Toronto at Boston, TBACOLUMBUS 1, WASHINGTON 0April 12: Columbus 4, Washington 3, OT Today: Columbus at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Washington at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Columbus at Washington, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Washington at Columbus, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Columbus at Washington, TBAPITTSBURGH 1, PHILADELPHIA 1April 11: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 0 Friday: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 Today: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Wednesday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday, April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBAWESTERN CONFERENCE NASHVILLE 2, COLORADO 0April 12: Nashville 5, Colorado 2 Saturday: Nashville 5, Colorado 4 Monday: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. Wednesday: Nashville at Colorado, 10 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Colorado at Nashville, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Colorado, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: Colorado at Nashville, TBAPREDATORS 5, AVALANCHE 4COLORADO 1 1 2 Â„ 4 NASHVILLE 0 3 2 Â„ 5 First PeriodÂ„1, Colorado, Bourque 1 (Wilson, Compher), 2:34. PenaltiesÂ„Landeskog, COL, (tripping), 19:03. Second PeriodÂ„2, Nashville, Fiala 1 (Sissons, Turris), 1:01 (pp). 3, Nashville, Arvidsson 1, 12:36. 4, Nashville, Johansen 1 (Ekholm, Subban), 16:32. 5, Colorado, MacKinnon 1 (Zadorov), 17:08. PenaltiesÂ„Ekholm, NSH, (interference), 3:21; Warsofsky, COL, (holding), 3:37; Colorado bench, served by Wilson (too many men on the ice), 7:33; Landeskog, COL, (roughing), 10:46; Ellis, NSH, (roughing), 10:46; Fisher, NSH, (hooking), 13:44; Barberio, COL, (interference), 15:48; Watson, NSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:48; Nieto, COL, (roughing), 19:55. Third PeriodÂ„6, Nashville, Watson 2 (Fiala, Bonino), 7:16. 7, Colorado, Landeskog 1 (Barrie, MacKinnon), 9:14 (pp). 8, Nashville, Hartman 1 (Ekholm, Subban), 18:51. 9, Colorado, Kerfoot 1 (Landeskog, Barrie), 19:24. PenaltiesÂ„Subban, NSH, (tripping), 4:07; Turris, NSH, (holding), 8:10; Sissons, NSH, (tripping), 8:24; Andrighetto, COL, (elbowing), 10:42. Shots on GoalÂ„Colorado 11-8-11Â„30. Nashville 9-10-14Â„33. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Colorado 1 of 5; Nashville 1 of 5. GoaliesÂ„Colorado, Bernier 0-2 (32 shots-28 saves). Nashville, Rinne 2-0 (30-26). AÂ„17,369 (17,113). TÂ„2:34. RefereesÂ„Jean Hebert, Dan OÂRourke. LinesmenÂ„Michel Cormier, Brian Murphy.WINNIPEG 2, MINNESOTA 0April 11: Winnipeg 3, Minnesota 2 Friday: Winnipeg 4, Minnesota 1 Today: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Winnipeg at Minnesota, 8 p.m. x Friday, April 20: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Winnipeg at Minnesota, TBA x-Wednesday, April 25: Minnesota at Winnipeg, TBAVEGAS 2, LOS ANGELES 0April 11: Vegas 1, Los Angeles 0 Friday: Vegas 2, Los Angeles 1, 2OT Today: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday: Vegas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday, April 19: Los Angeles at Vegas, 10 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Vegas at Los Angeles, TBA x-Monday, April 23: Los Angeles at Vegas, TBALATE FRIDAY GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, KINGS 1, 2OTLOS ANGELES 0 1 0 0 0 Â„ 1 VEGAS 1 0 0 0 1 Â„ 2 First PeriodÂ„1, Vegas, Tuch 1 (Smith, Marchessault), 14:47 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Clifford, LA, (interference), 12:51; Marchessault, VGK, (slashing), 17:58. Second PeriodÂ„2, Los Angeles, LaDue 1 (Phaneuf, Amadio), 15:55 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Phaneuf, LA, (roughing), 3:51; Lewis, LA, (tripping), 10:12; McNabb, VGK, (tripping), 14:19. Third PeriodÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„None. OvertimeÂ„None. PenaltiesÂ„Bellemare, VGK, (delay of game), -5:-53. nullÂ„3, Vegas, Haula 1 (Theodore, Neal), 0:23. PenaltiesÂ„Phaneuf, LA, (hooking), -7:-27. Shots on GoalÂ„Los Angeles 5-7-8-7-3Â„30. Vegas 11-14-9-13-9Â„56. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Los Angeles 1 of 3; Vegas 1 of 4. GoaliesÂ„Los Angeles, Quick 0-2 (56 shots-54 saves). Vegas, Fleury 2-0 (30-29). AÂ„18,588 (17,367). TÂ„4:12. RefereesÂ„Kevin Pollock, Francois St Laurent. LinesmenÂ„Darren Gibbs, Matt MacPherson.SAN JOSE 1, ANAHEIM 0April 12: San Jose 3, Anaheim 0 Saturday: San Jose at Anaheim, late Monday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: San Jose at Anaheim, TBA x-Sunday, April 22: Anaheim at San Jose, TBA x-Tuesday, April 24: San Jose at Anaheim, TBAECHL PLAYOFF GLANCEDivision SemiÂ“ nals (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Eastern Conference North Division Worcester 1, Adirondack 1 Friday, April 13: Adirondack 3, Worcester 0 Saturday, April 14: Worcester 2, Adirondack 0 Sunday, April 15: Adirondack at Worcester, 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Adirondack at Worcester, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Worcester at Adirondack, 7 p.m. Manchester 2, Reading 0 Friday, April 13: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Monday, April 16: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, April 19: Manchester at Reading, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Reading at Manchester, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Reading at Manchester, 7 p.m. South Division Florida vs. Atlanta Monday, April 16: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Florida at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Friday, April 20: Florida at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Florida at Atlanta, 2:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Thursday, April 12: Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Saturday, April 14: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1 Thursday, April 19: South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21: South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: South Carolina at Orlando, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Orlando at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Orlando at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Western Conference Central Division Toledo 1 Ind y 0 Friday, April 13: Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Indy at Toledo, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Toledo at Indy, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Toledo at Indy, 7:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Toledo at Indy, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Indy at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Indy at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne vs. Cincinnati Saturday, April 14: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 6:05 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, April 21: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:35 p.m. Moutain Division Colorado vs. Wichita Sunday, April 15: Colorado at Wichita, 5:05 p.m. Monday, April 16: Colorado at Wichita, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Friday, April 20: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Colorado at Wichita, 8:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Wichita at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Allen 1, Idaho 0 Friday, April 13: Allen 3, Idaho 2 Saturday, April 14: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Idaho at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 20: Idaho at Allen, 8:05 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Idaho at Allen, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. x-Wednesday, April 25: Allen at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.GOLFPGA TOURRBC HERITAGESaturdayÂs leaders at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $6.7 million; Yardage: 7,099; Par: 71Third RoundIan Poulter 69-64-67Â„200 Luke List 70-64-67Â„201 Si Woo Kim 68-65-68Â„201 C.T. Pan 70-65-67Â„202 Billy Horschel 66-69-67Â„202 Kevin Kisner 69-68-66Â„203 Chesson Hadley 66-68-69Â„203 Rory Sabbatini 64-70-70Â„204 Ryan Moore 69-69-67Â„205 Matt Kuchar 66-70-69Â„205 Danny Lee 69-66-70Â„205 Byeong Hun An 73-67-66Â„206 Lucas Glover 74-65-67Â„206 Webb Simpson 69-68-69Â„206 Andrew Landry 69-68-69Â„206 Satoshi Kodaira 73-63-70Â„206 Martin Laird 67-69-70Â„206 Bill Haas 69-66-71Â„206 Brandt Snedeker 70-64-72Â„206 Charley Hoffman 72-69-66Â„207 Jonas Blixt 67-73-67Â„207 Kevin Streelman 70-70-67Â„207 Dylan Frittelli 72-68-67Â„207 Patrick Cantlay 67-72-68Â„207 Brian Harman 70-68-69Â„207 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-66-69Â„207 Emiliano Grillo 72-66-69Â„207 Whee Kim 68-68-71Â„207 Scott Piercy 71-65-71Â„207 Xander Schauffele 68-68-71Â„207 Bryson DeChambeau 68-64-75Â„207 Tyrone Van Aswegen 73-69-66Â„208 Tom Hoge 70-67-71Â„208 Brice Garnett 68-68-72Â„208 Charles Howell III 68-67-73Â„208 Rod Pampling 72-70-67Â„209 John Huh 66-74-69Â„209 Matthew Fitzpatrick 69-71-69Â„209 Beau Hossler 70-69-70Â„209 Matt Every 73-66-70Â„209 Ollie Schniederjans 73-69-68Â„210 Jonathan Byrd 71-71-68Â„210 Russell Knox 70-72-68Â„210 J.J. Henry 72-69-69Â„210 Chris Kirk 70-70-70Â„210 Nick Watney 68-72-70Â„210 Stewart Cink 70-70-70Â„210 Fabin Gmez 68-71-71Â„210 Michael Thompson 74-65-71Â„210 Bud Cauley 71-68-71Â„210 Dustin Johnson 69-69-72Â„210 Cameron Smith 68-68-74Â„210 Ryan Armour 71-71-69Â„211 Francesco Molinari 73-69-69Â„211 a-Doc Redman 71-71-69Â„211 Wesley Bryan 69-71-71Â„211 Zach Johnson 70-70-71Â„211 Austin Cook 71-68-72Â„211 K.J. Choi 69-70-72Â„211 Peter Malnati 68-70-73Â„211 Kevin Tway 71-71-70Â„212 Aaron Baddeley 73-69-70Â„212 William McGirt 71-70-71Â„212 Ryan Palmer 73-65-74Â„212 Brian Stuard 69-68-75Â„212 Scott Stallings 74-68-71Â„213 Brian Gay 71-71-71Â„213 Jim Furyk 70-70-73Â„213 Graeme McDowell 73-69-72Â„214 Dominic Bozzelli 70-72-72Â„214 Martin Kaymer 69-73-72Â„214 Harris English 67-73-74Â„214 David Lingmerth 71-71-73Â„215 Keith Mitchell 71-71-73Â„215 Ben Martin 74-68-73Â„215 Davis Love III 73-69-74Â„216 Michael Kim 76-66-76Â„218LPGA TOURLOTTE CHAMPIONSHIPFridayÂs leaders at Ko Olina Golf Club, Kapolei, Hawaii Purse: $2 million; Yardage: 6,419; Par: 72 (adenotes amateur)Third RoundBrooke M. Henderson 68-66-73Â„207 Mo Martin 69-67-72Â„208 Nasa Hataoka 72-69-68Â„209 Inbee Park 69-69-71Â„209 Lizette Salas 69-71-70Â„210 Shanshan Feng 67-69-74Â„210 Daniela Iacobelli 73-68-70Â„211 Pernilla Lindberg 70-68-73Â„211 Peiyun Chien 74-71-67Â„212 Julieta Granada 69-76-67Â„212 Ariya Jutanugarn 73-69-70Â„212 Ji Hyun Kim 71-70-71Â„212 Moriya Jutanugarn 72-68-72Â„212 Lindy Duncan 70-68-74Â„212 Jeongeun Lee6 76-70-67Â„213 Azahara Munoz 74-70-69Â„213 Cydney Clanton 74-69-70Â„213 Brittany Altomare 75-71-68Â„214 Michelle Wie 72-73-69Â„214 Eun-Hee Ji 69-72-73Â„214 Haeji Kang 68-73-73Â„214 Mariajo Uribe 72-68-74Â„214 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 75-72-68Â„215 Benyapa Niphatsophon 71-75-69Â„215 Jenny Shin 73-71-71Â„215 Ryann OÂToole 72-72-71Â„215 Jennifer Song 74-69-72Â„215 Amy Olson 74-73-69Â„216 Bronte Law 74-73-69Â„216 Angela Stanford 75-70-71Â„216 So Yeon Ryu 72-72-72Â„216 Ashleigh Buhai 76-71-70Â„217 Lydia Ko 76-71-70Â„217 Tiffany Joh 75-72-70Â„217 So Young Lee 73-74-70Â„217 Hyo Joo Kim 74-71-72Â„217 Angel Yin 74-70-73Â„217 Sei Young Kim 74-69-74Â„217 Aditi Ashok 73-70-74Â„217 Christina Kim 74-68-75Â„217 P.K. Kongkraphan 75-72-71Â„218 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-74-71Â„218 Robynn Ree 72-74-72Â„218 Cristie Kerr 71-75-72Â„218 Lauren Kim 77-68-73Â„218 Minjee Lee 70-75-73Â„218 Kim Kaufman 70-75-73Â„218 Brittany Marchand 72-72-74Â„218 Camilla Lennarth 73-70-75Â„218 Martina Edberg 68-74-76Â„218 Gaby Lopez 77-70-72Â„219 Sandra Changkija 74-73-72Â„219 Hee Young Park 74-73-72Â„219 Katherine Kirk 73-74-72Â„219 Jeong Eun Lee 75-71-73Â„219 Rebecca Artis 73-73-73Â„219 Chella Choi 73-72-74Â„219 Sung Hyun Park 77-70-73Â„220 Alena Shar p 69-78-73Â„220 Maria Torres 75-70-75Â„220 Celine Boutier 74-71-75Â„220 Kris Tamulis 71-74-75Â„220 Ayako Uehara 71-74-75Â„220 Mariah Stackhouse 74-73-74Â„221 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 75-71-75Â„221 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73-72-76Â„221 Hannah Green 72-72-77Â„221 Pornanong Phatlum 72-75-75Â„222 Caroline Inglis 75-71-76Â„222 Katelyn Dambaugh 72-74-76Â„222 Allison Emrey 71-72-79Â„222 Lee Lopez 75-72-76Â„223 Alexandra Newell 72-73-78Â„223 Dori Carter 75-70-80Â„225PGA CHAMPIONS TOURMITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 7,179; Par: 72 (36-36)Final RoundSteve Flesch, $270,000 66-71-68Â„205 Bernhard Langer, $144,000 67-69-69Â„205 Scott Parel, $144,000 68-73-64Â„205 Jay Haas, $108,000 65-71-71Â„207 Wes Short, Jr., $86,400 69-69-70Â„208 Vijay Singh, $72,000 72-69-68Â„209 Clark Dennis, $64,800 72-70-68Â„210 Joe Durant, $49,500 70-72-69Â„211 Jerry Kelly, $49,500 71-65-75Â„211 Jeff Sluman, $49,500 70-69-72Â„211 Kevin Sutherland, $49,500 69-70-72Â„211 Esteban Toledo, $37,800 71-72-69Â„212 Duffy Waldorf, $37,800 77-67-68Â„212 Jay Don Blake, $27,260 71-68-74Â„213 Russ Cochran, $27,260 71-66-76Â„213 Scott Dunlap, $27,260 72-70-71Â„213 Doug Garwood, $27,260 71-68-74Â„213 Scott McCarron, $27,260 71-72-70Â„213 Tim Petrovic, $27,260 69-73-71Â„213 Gene Sauers, $27,260 68-73-72Â„213 Jerry Smith, $27,260 74-72-67Â„213 Kirk Triplett, $27,260 73-70-70Â„213 Tommy Armour III, $18,900 69-72-73Â„214 David McKenzie, $18,900 72-70-72Â„214 Jos Mara Olazbal, $18,900 69-75-70Â„214 Stephen Ames, $15,300 71-72-72Â„215 Olin Browne, $15,300 72-72-71Â„215 Carlos Franco, $15,300 71-73-71Â„215 Sandy Lyle, $15,300 69-70-76Â„215 Jesper Parnevik, $15,300 70-71-74Â„215 Ken Tanigawa, $15,300 73-72-70Â„215 Steve Jones, $12,690 72-72-72Â„216 Joey Sindelar, $12,690 73-71-72Â„216 Billy Andrade, $10,020 76-70-71Â„217 Woody Austin, $10,020 75-71-71Â„217 Jeff Brehaut, $10,020 76-69-72Â„217 Bart Bryant, $10,020 74-73-70Â„217 Dan Forsman, $10,020 72-73-72Â„217 Gibby Gilbert III, $10,020 76-69-72Â„217 Mike Goodes, $10,020 71-73-73Â„217 Miguel Angel Jimnez, $10,020 72-73-72Â„217 Mark OÂMeara, $10,020 70-76-71Â„217 Michael Bradley, $7,920 71-74-73Â„218 Billy Mayfair, $7,920 70-73-75Â„218 Paul Broadhurst, $7,020 75-74-70Â„219 Tom Byrum, $7,020 69-73-77Â„219 Tom Pernice Jr., $7,020 74-73-72Â„219 Michael Allen, $5,940 73-73-74Â„220 Lee Janzen, $5,940 73-73-74Â„220 Kent Jones, $5,940 74-75-71Â„220 Mark Calcavecchia, $4,500 75-71-75Â„221 Marco Dawson, $4,500 72-73-76Â„221 Paul Goydos, $4,500 76-72-73Â„221 Colin Montgomerie, $4,500 74-76-71Â„221 Rod Spittle, $4,500 70-76-75Â„221 David Toms, $4,500 75-71-75Â„221 Mark Brooks, $3,690 73-75-74Â„222 Gary Hallberg, $3,690 71-75-76Â„222 David Eger, $3,330 76-74-73Â„223 Ian Woosnam, $3,330 76-73-74Â„223 David Frost, $2,880 71-73-80Â„224 Steve Pate, $2,880 74-72-78Â„224 Fran Quinn, $2,880 72-73-79Â„224 Steve Lowery, $2,430 76-73-77Â„226 Larry Mize, $2,430 77-71-78Â„226 Larry Nelson, $2,160 76-74-77Â„227 Trevor Dodds, $1,890 76-79-73Â„228 Scott Verplank, $1,890 75-82-71Â„228 Roger Chapman, $1,638 77-76-76Â„229 Todd Hamilton, $1,638 78-74-77Â„229 Tom Kite, $1,422 77-79-74Â„230 Tom Watson, $1,422 78-78-74Â„230 Len Mattiace, $1,260 76-78-78Â„232 Kenny Knox, $1,188 80-76-77Â„233 Bob Tway, $1,116 78-75-83Â„236 Blaine McCallister, $1,044 87-73-81Â„241 Charlie Rymer, $972 87-85-77Â„249EUROPEAN TOUROPEN DE ESPANASaturdayÂs leaders at Centro Nacional de Golf, Madrid Purse: $1.86 million; Yardage: 7,096; Par: 72Third RoundPaul Dunne, Ireland 66-65-68Â„199 Nacho Elvira, Spain 68-66-66Â„200 Jon Rahm, Spain 67-68-66Â„201 Henric Sturehed, Sweden 67-68-66Â„201 Brett Rumford, Australia 68-66-68Â„202 Andy Sullivan, England 75-63-65Â„203 Marc Warren, Scotland 66-69-69Â„204 Aaron Rai, England 67-71-66Â„204 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-67-67Â„204 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 69-67-69Â„205 Andrew Johnston, England 68-68-69Â„205 Neil Bradley, Scotland 71-66-68Â„205 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 69-70-66Â„205 Robert Rock, England 70-65-71Â„206 Callum Shinkwin, England 67-67-72Â„206 Pedro Oriol, Spain 68-71-67Â„206AlsoSeungsu Han, United States 70-69-68Â„207 Sihwan Kim, United States 69-68-63Â„210 David Lipsky, United States 69-71-75Â„215AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPFOOD CITY 500 LINEUPLineup after Friday qualifying for todayÂs race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 128.822 mph. 2. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 128.804. 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.262. 4. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 128.253. 5. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 128.185. 6. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 128.048. 7. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 127.980. 8. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 127.835. 9. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 127.673. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.571. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 127.470. 12. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 126.628. 13. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 127.317. 14. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 127.191. 15. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 127.115. 16. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 127.031. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.972. 18. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.771. 19. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 126.704. 20. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 126.420. 21. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 126.395. 22. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 126.270. 23. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 126.204. 24. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 125.535. 25. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 125.773. 26. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.765. 27. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 125.248. 28. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 124.938. 29. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 124.922. 30. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 124.735. 31. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 124.517. 32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 123.978. 33. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 123.802. 34. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 121.790. 35. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 121.389. 36. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 121.366. 37. (51) Harrison Rhodes, Chevrolet, 118.058. 38. (66) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 114.658. 39. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYFITZGERALD GLIDER KITS 300Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: 0.533 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 300 laps, 57 points. 2. (2) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 300, 44. 3. (4) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 300, 52. 4. (13) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 300, 33. 5. (9) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 300, 34. 6. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 300, 31. 7. (25) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 300, 30. 8. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 300, 37. 9. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 300, 32. 10. (21) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 300, 32. 11. (16) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 300, 26. 12. (10) Austin Cindric, Ford, 300, 37. 13. (5) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 299, 34. 14. (8) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 299, 34. 15. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 299, 22. 16. (28) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 299, 21. 17. (35) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 298, 20. 18. (12) Ryan Reed, Ford, 298, 22. 19. (30) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 298, 0. 20. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 298, 17. 21. (18) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 297, 16. 22. ( 32) Josh Williams Chevrolet 297 15. 23. (22) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 295, 15. 24. (40) David Starr, Chevrolet, 295, 13. 25. (37) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 295, 12. 26. (27) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 293, 11. 27. (31) Timmy Hill, Dodge, brakes, 257, 10. 28. (38) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, brakes, 212, 9. 29. (3) Christopher Bell, Toyota, accident, 140, 18. 30. (39) Cody Ware, Dodge, accident, 140, 0. 31. (33) Tony Mrakovich, Ford, accident, 133, 6. 32. (36) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, overheating, 121, 5. 33. (34) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, accident, 105, 4. 34. (14) Ty Majeski, Ford, accident, 98, 3. 35. (11) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, accident, 66, 2. 36. (29) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, engine, 48, 1. 37. (20) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 47, 1. 38. (17) Kaz Grala, Ford, accident, 26, 1. 39. (24) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 25, 1. 40. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, accident, 4, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 67.857 mph. Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 21 Mins, 57 Secs. Margin of Victory: Caution. Caution Flags: 12 for 93 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Custer 0; J. Allgaier 1-47; C. Custer 48; D. Hemric 49-55; C. Bell 56-90; A. Cindric 91; R. Preece 92-109; D. Hemric 110-163; R. Preece 164173; C. Briscoe 174-183; B. Jones 184-285; R. Preece 286; B. Jones 287-290; R. Preece 291-300. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): B. Jones 2 times for 106 laps; D. Hemric 2 times for 61 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 47 laps; R. Preece 4 times for 39 laps; C. Bell 1 time for 35 laps; C. Briscoe 1 time for 10 laps; A. Cindric 1 time for 1 lap; C. Custer 1 time for 1 lap.VERIZON INDYCARGRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, on the street s of Long Beach, Calif. Lap length: 1.968 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 1 minute, 6.5528 seconds (106.454 mph). 2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 1:06.9054 (105.893). 3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 1:06.9107 (105.884). 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 1:07.0483 (105.667). 5. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 1:07.1275 (105.542). 6. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 1:07.1922 (105.441). 7. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 1:07.1415 (105.520). 8. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1:07.1899 (105.444). 9. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 1:07.1943 (105.438). 10. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 1:07.2289 (105.383). 11. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 1:07.3478 (105.197). 12. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 1:07.6427 (104.739). 13. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 1:08.3844 (103.603). 14. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 1:08.1622 (103.940). 15. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 1:08.7167 (103.102). 16. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 1:08.1763 (103.919). 17. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 1:08.8207 (102.946). 18. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 1:08.2739 (103.770). 19. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 1:08.8623 (102.884). 20. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 1:08.5294 (103.383). 21. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 1:09.1429 (102.466). 22. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 1:08.6340 (103.226). 23. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 1:09.7481 (101.577). 24. (32) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, No Time (No Speed).FORMULA ONECHINESE GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai Lap length: 3.387 milesThird Session1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:31.095. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:31.182. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:31.625. 4. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 1:31.675. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:31.796. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:31.948. 7. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:32.532. 8. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:32.758. 9. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:32.819. 10. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:32.855.Eliminated after second session11. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:32.986. 12. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:33.057. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:33.232. 14. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:33.505. 15. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:33.795.Eliminated after Â“ rst session16. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:34.062. 17. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:34.101. 18. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:34.285. 19. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:34.454. 20. x-Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:34.914. x-penalized Â“ ve places for ignoring yellow Â” ags in qualifying.TENNISATP WORLD TOURU.S. MENÂS CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPSSaturday at River Oaks Country Club, Houston Purse: $557,050 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsTennys Sandgren (8), United States, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). Steve Johnson (6), United States, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipMax Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, def. Andre Begemann, Germany, and Antonio Sancic, Croatia, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 11-9.FRIDAYÂS RESULTS MenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsIvo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Nick Kyrgios (4), Australia, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Tennys Sandgren (8), United States, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Taylor Fritz, United States, def. Jack Sock (3), United States, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Steve Johnson (6), United States def. John Isner (1), United States, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (5).MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsAndre Begemann, Germany, and Antonio Sancic, Croatia, def. Dustin Brown, Germany, and Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald, Austria, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.GRAND PRIX HASSAN IISaturday at The Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco Purse: $615,550 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles QuarterÂ“ nalsJoao Sousa, Portugal, def. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Alexey Vatutin, Russia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Richard Gasquet (4), France, def. Gilles Simon, France, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Kyle Edmund (2), Britain, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, 6-2, 6-1.SemiÂ“ nalsPablo Andujar, Spain, vs. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-4, 6-4. Kyle Edmund (2), Britain, def. Richard Gasquet (4), France, 6-3, 6-4.MenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsBenoit Paire and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, def. David Marrero, Spain, and Marcin Mat kowski, Poland, 7-5, 6-3. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (1), Austria, def. Divij Sharan, India, and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-3, 3-6, 11-9.ChampionshipNikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (1), Austria, def. Benoit Paire and Edouard RogerVasselin, France, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7.
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Call 941-276-5349 Reserve a Tee Time visit:www.kingswaycountryclub.comor call: 941-625-88981 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway) Left at Kingsway Circle O n e o f t h e f i n e s t g o l f c o u r s e s i n One of the finest golf courses in S o u t h w e s t F l o r i d a Southwest Florida GOLF SPECIALS $45 before 8am~ $55 AM ~ $48 PM~ $32 Twilight a er 2:30pm $45 Wednesday 8:15am Shotgun Special*Prices subject to changeadno=50534114 adno=50534215By STEVE REEDAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. Â„ Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at Texas and has finished in the top 11 five times in seven Cup races this season. He also has a history of running well at Bristol, earning the pole last August and leading a race-high 260 laps before finishing second to current teammate Kyle Busch. Add in that the 21-yearold had the top 10-lap average in the first practice Saturday and there are the makings of a first career Cup win. ÂWinning my first Cup race is something that I really want to get done,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂI feel like if we can get one knocked out of the way that more is kind of going to come with that, so weÂre going to continue to push this weekend.ÂŽ Jones won at Bristol in 2016 and 2017 in the Xfinity Series, so he certainly knows his way around the half-mile track. ÂItÂs good to come back to a place where your team is fast, where youÂre comfortable and the car unloads good,ÂŽ Jones said. ÂWeÂve had a good weekend so far, we just need to keep it heading that way.ÂŽ WEATHER CONCERNS: NASCAR has moved the start of the race to 1 p.m. EDT due to the threat of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the area. But it may not matter as rain is predicted beginning in the morning and is expected to last all day and well into the night. If the race is postponed, it will be run on Monday. BUSCH CRASHES LATE: Kurt Busch was scheduled to start on the outside of the front row, but now is headed to the back of the field after a crash late in the final practice on Saturday. Busch was in the midst of a late run when his No. 41 got into the inside wall and suffered significant damage. The team has gone to a backup car, which means Busch will need to start at the rear of the 39-car field.AUTO RACING: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesErik Jones in search of Â“ rst breakthrough win at BristolBy STEVE REEDAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. Â„ Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But PreeceÂs investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR Modified Tour driver captured the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize. ÂWould I advise somebody to do what I did? Probably not,ÂŽ Preece said of incurring debt. ÂBut I wanted a chance. And it worked out. I guess if you want it bad enough it will all work out.ÂŽ Preece, driving the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, added ÂitÂs gratifying that when I leave here and I will be debt free.ÂŽ He became the seventh different winner this year in the Xfinity Series in as many races, beating Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric to the finish line. Elliott Sadler finished fourth and Spencer Gallagher was fifth. Cup Series regulars were not eligible to compete because of restrictions placed on the Dash 4 Cash races. The 27-year-old Preece was racing in only his third Xfinity Series event of the year. It didnÂt bother the other Xfinity Series regulars that a nonregular like Preece won the money. In fact, they applauded his win. ÂIf you qualify for the show, you meet the criteria and you beat out 39 other dudes whose job it is to do this full time at a place like Bristol, well, congratulations you deserve it,ÂŽ Gallagher said. ÂAnd thatÂs it.ÂŽ Added Hemric: ÂHe drove his tail off and put himself in position and stepped up when he had to.ÂŽ Preece was strong all day, but it all came down to the final 10 laps. Brandon Jones bemoaned the final caution that came out late. He gambled by taking on only two tires. Preece, who took four tires, was able to take him on the restart and he pulled away for an easy victory. Preece was competing with three other qualifying drivers Â„ pole sitter Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Hemric Â„for the $100,000 prize.AUTO RACING: NASCAR XÂ“ nity SeriesPreece earns big pay dayBy DAN GELSTONAssociated PressThe fights seemed more at home inside an octagon than a diamond. Baseball showed some moxy this week Â„ take me out to the brawl game! Â„ with a pair of benchclearing melees that had players swinging, striking and settling scores as violently as a pair of MMA fighters. No cage could contain the clashes this week between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and a National League dustup between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies All that was missing was the pay-per-view hype UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee knows a good fight when he sees one. Lee has a Cy Youngworthy 16-3 record and will fight Edson Barboza in the main event of UFC Fight Night 128 on April 21 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 25-year-old Lee, a Detroit native, never played baseball and sure doesnÂt watch the MLB Network during downtime from his training. ÂItÂs boring as all hell,ÂŽ he said, laughing. But even he couldnÂt escape the hostility that took place Wednesday in Colorado and Boston. ÂTwo big ones,ÂŽ he said. ÂI love it.ÂŽ Before he tries to slap a rear-naked choke on Barboza, Lee helped break down the art of the baseball brawl with The Associated Press, offering some tips for baseballÂs bad boys who want to play cage fighter when tensions rise over beanballs or raised spikes. The Rockies were wild Â„ accidentally or intentionally Â„ and hit San DiegoÂs Manuel Margot in the ribs (he went on the disabled list) in the ninth inning of one game and plunked Hunter Renfroe on Wednesday. That marked five Padres batters hit in six games against the Rockies this season. The Padres had enough. Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind Nolan Arenado and the All-Star rushed the mound, setting off a brawl that led to five ejections. Perdomo threw his glove at the bull-rushing Arenado and scampered away from the mound. Arenado connected with a glancing blow over PerdomoÂs head. Lee said Perdomo should have stood his ground. ÂTheyÂre gonna break you up within 30 seconds,ÂŽ Lee said. ÂJust a few good punches. IÂd grab a hold of him. ThatÂs the rule in any crowd situation. Just grab a hold of somebody and let him have it.ÂŽ The Rockies and Padres spilled out of the dugout and pushing and shoving ensued like fighters and their posses needing to be separated at a ceremonial weigh-in scrap. So what about Arenado? Lee suggested hit batsmen should throw the bat instead of leaving it at the plate. ÂThrow it in his general direction. He might flinch or something and take his mind off it,ÂŽ Lee said. ÂAt the end of the day, itÂs a sport. You donÂt wish nothing bad on nobody. You donÂt get no street cred for that.ÂŽ OK, so the pitcher is ready. WhatÂs next? A clinch (of locked arms, not the pennant)? A full mount on the mound? A reversal (no replay needed)? ÂGo low, right away,ÂŽ Lee said. ÂThe lower guy wins. The natural instinct is to throw that overhead right but you can see that coming from a mile away.ÂŽ The Red Sox-Yankees skirmish Â„ which resulted in two players suspended for a total of 11 games Â„ started on a slide. The Red Sox were upset with Tyler Austin after he slid late into second in the third inning and his spikes caught Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt, who had leaned away from the bag after receiving the throw from third baseman Rafael Devers for the forceout. ÂYou just donÂt get no cred for that from me. ItÂs like a using a weapon,ÂŽ Lee said of the spikes. ÂWhat are we doing here?ÂŽ Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly later threw at Austin twice. The first pitch missed, but the second one drilled him in the back. The designated hitter then charged the mound, prompting both benches to empty. Maybe Lee should volunteer to lead an MLB version of ÂThe Ultimate Fighter.ÂŽ ÂThis is Grade A coaching right here,ÂŽ Lee said, laughing. ÂBaseball players get paid a lot of money. They need to holler at me in Vegas.ÂŽCOMMENTARYBaseball Â“ ghts more appropriate for UFCAP PHOTONew York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge puts Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly in a headlock as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11. By JENNA FRYERAssoicated PressLONG BEACH, Calif. Â„ In the third race of his IndyCar career, Josef Newgarden found himself starting on the front row alongside a champion at one of the seriesÂ storied events. The rookie was determined that day to show he wouldnÂt back down from Dario Franchitti on the streets of Long Beach. So Newgarden tried to snatch the lead away from the four-time series champion as they hurtled into the first turn at the start of the 2012 race. FranchittiÂs answer? He wrecked the kid. Newgarden didnÂt make a single lap and Franchitti taught him a valuable lesson that has furthered NewgardenÂs career. ÂIt was my inexperience and not knowing that was a bad decision,ÂŽ Newgarden said. ÂThe more you drive, the more you get to learn your competition, the more you know what to do and what not to do around certain people. Obviously, that was a bad decision against Dario. He obviously didnÂt look at it very well, and you saw what happened. ÂIf I learned anything, itÂs that, know your competition.ÂŽ Newgarden is no longer that 21-year-old newcomer fighting his way every race while driving for Sarah FisherÂs tiny team. HeÂs now the IndyCar champion, driving for Roger Penske, and goes into SundayÂs race at Long Beach as the points leader. He took over the top of the standings following last Saturday nightÂs race in Phoenix, where he used new tires to catch leader Robert Wickens on the final restart and then laid in wait until he could pounce on Wickens for the win. It was a perfect example of on-track maturation. ÂI was very patient with Robert, I didnÂt force it. Like, I could have (passed him) the first time,ÂŽ Newgarden said. ÂI think you kind of learn that over years in this sport that you donÂt have to rush everything. You get better knowing what to do when and how. There are times to force stuff and there are times to take it easy, and I feel like IÂve gotten better with that. ÂThe more years you run, the more you understand when to go and when not to go, and when I went on Robert, it was time to go. You learn that through experience.ÂŽ Which means Newgarden is finally poised to grab a big finish at this historic event. In six previous starts, Newgarden has crashed out of the race twice Â„ he was in a bizarre 2014 multi-car crash when contact from Ryan Hunter-Reay knocked the top contenders out of the event Â„ and didnÂt earn his first podium finish until last year when as a Penske driver. AUTO RACING: IndyCarNewgarden hopes lessons learned pay o AP PHOTOPreece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, in Bristol, Tenn.
BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, April 15, 2018 China presidentÂs conciliatory trade gesture raises optimismBEIJING Â„ Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi JinpingÂs promise to open his countryÂs market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will defuse a trade dispute with Washington that has unsettled Â“nancial markets and could jeopardize a global economic expansion.McConnell says heÂs open to paring back US spending billWASHINGTON Â„ The SenateÂs top Republican says heÂs open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives. But at the same time, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said the idea of cutting billions of dollars of just-approved spending may not have enough support to pass the Senate. The idea is being Â”oated by the Trump White House with support from top Republicans like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silentNEW YORK Â„ In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nationÂs consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, or any Â“nance companies whatsoever. ThatÂs likely no Â”uke: Mick Mulvaney, appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, promised to shrink the bureauÂs mandate and take a softer approach to enforcement.Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected usersNEW YORK Â„ Facebook has begun alerting some users that their data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A notiÂ“cation that appeared on Facebook for some users Tuesday told them that Âone of your friendsÂŽ used Facebook to log into a now-banned personality quiz app called ÂThis Is Your Digital Life.ÂŽ Facebook has said as many as 87 million users were affected.Trump slump? International arrivals data may be wrongNEW YORK Â„ That ÂTrump slumpÂŽ in travel may not be as bad it seems. The U.S. Department of Commerce says government statistics showing a drop in international arrivals may have undercounted some foreigners. Publication of the data has been suspended pending revision. Travel experts applauded the effort to get it right. Tourism Economics President Adam Sacks says his data shows international arrivals to the U.S. increased 2 percent in 2017, but thatÂs still ÂunderperformingÂŽ compared with other markets.EPA to clean up toxic Texas site damaged by Hurricane HarveyWASHINGTON Â„ Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey. The Environmental Protection Agency says it reached a deal with International Paper Co. and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. to remove dioxin-contaminated materials from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site in the Houston area. The companies say they look forward to working with EPA to protect the community.Fed proposes streamlining annual stress tests for banksWASHINGTON Â„ The Federal Reserve is proposing to streamline the annual stress tests that it conducts to see if the nationÂs largest Â“nancial Â“rms can survive a severe recession. Randal Quarles, selected by President Donald Trump to be the FedÂs vice chairman for Â“nancial supervision, says the change is being put forward in an effort to ensure that the FedÂs regulatory measures are as Âsimple and transparentÂŽ as possible.Stock indexes rally as ChinaÂs president eases trade fearsNEW YORK Â„ U.S. stocks jump after Chinese President Xi Jinping makes conciliatory remarks on trade, easing the marketÂs fears about U.S.-China trade tensions. ChinaÂs leader proposed reducing tariffs on autos, which sent automakers higher. Energy and technology companies also made outsize gains. Facebook surged as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testiÂ“es before the Senate. Â„ The Associated Press BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS AVON PARK Â„ The Highlands Career Institute (HCI) at South Florida State College (SFSC) will hold an Open House/Parent Information Night, Tuesday, April 24, 5-7 p.m., Building L, on the collegeÂs Highlands Campus in Avon Park. (Take Entrance 5 from College Drive.) During the open house, parents will hear about HCIÂs structure, meet the high school teachers, and learn about the various SFSC career and technical programs that students are eligible to attend. HCI makes it possible for high school students to earn a high school diploma while working toward an occupational certiÂ“cate or earn college credit. In most cases, the students have earned an occupational certiÂ“cate and are ready to enter the workforce by the time they graduate from high school. If they choose, students may continue on a career pathway in a post-secondary institution. Because HCI is considered dual enrollment, costs are waived for tuition and books. Students spend half a day taking high school classes and the second half of the day in college classes alongside adult college students. HCI students are held to the same academic and behavioral standards as other college students. Students beneÂ“t from small class sizes and focused attention and tutoring by instructors. To be eligible for HCI, students must be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade SFSC Career Institute holds open house/parent nightSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN FOR MORE INFORMATIONabout the Open House/Parent Information Night, call 863-784-7209.HOUSE | 2 SEBRING Â„ If youÂre looking for something different to do, welcome to Highlands CountyÂs newest hangout, The Wild Hawg. The restaurant and bar establishment opened Feb. 3 and has rapidly built a steady clientele. With a large menu, ice cold beer, wine, live music and a patio to stretch out on, thereÂs much to like. Whether looking for a snack or a meal, the menu has you covered. Meal choices run the gamut from pulled pork to chicken, burgers, gyros, burritos, tacos, subs, bowls and salads, as well as a large selection of appetizers. ThereÂs even a kidÂs menu. The eight draft beer choices and 17 bottled selections are all ice cold, all the time. In addition to all of this, The Hawg is now open for breakfast. Offering 16 meal items and 12 sides, breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until noon. Every Thursday is ladies night, when the ladies can drink domestic drafts and wine for $1.00 each. THE WILD HAWGHighlands CountyÂs newest hangoutBY JIM ERVINCORRESPONDENT JIM ERVIN/CORRESPONDENTThe Wild Hawg is located at 4141 US Highway 27N in Sebring. Joel Crosby, owner of The Wild Hawg. HAWG | 2 SEBRING Â„ They say that necessity is the mother of invention; while Brook Lefkowitz didnÂt invent dog obedience classes, she did have the necessity for them. When asking her friends for recommendations for an on-site trainer, she was unable to Â“nd one. So, she took matters into her own hands and learned how to train dogs and opened BrookÂs Dog Training Academy. ÂI was looking for a dog trainer for my own dog,ÂŽ Lefkowitz said. ÂI couldnÂt Â“nd one. I knew someone who does a lot of fostering in the area and she said, Âwe donÂt have anything like that here.ÂÂŽ Her friend encouraged her to get into the dog training business. Lefkowitz investigated the topic and found Animal Behavior College based in California, which has an online program. The program had book work and a hands-on program where she worked with an experienced trainer named Cecilia Sumner in Vero Beach. She also volunteered at the local humane BROOKÂS DOG TRAININGAcademy brings dogs to heelBY KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER ÂThe whole reason I got into this was because of my own dog having aggression problemsÂ„ Brook Lefkowitz, Owner, BrookÂs Dog Training Academy DOG | 2
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com at a Highlands County public school and have earned a 2.0 GPA. Currently, the college offers nine programs to HCI students. They are air conditioning, refrigeration and heating; applied cybersecurity; computer systems and information technology; commercial foods and culinary arts; automatic collision technology; automotive service technology; medical administrative specialist; and medical assistant. Three additional programs are under consideration and may be available by mid-summer. For more information about the Open House/ Parent Information Night, call 863-784-7209. To apply to HCI at SFSC, students should meet with their high school guidance counselor.HOUSEFROM PAGE 1 society and graduated the program with honors. Lefkowitz is continuing her education by attending seminars on her own. She is speciÂ“cally trying to learn more about treating and training dog aggression behavior, which she admittedly, is not as comfortable with as she would like to be. ÂThe most common calls I get are for dog aggression. The whole reason I got into this was because of my own dog having aggression problems. They resolved on their own though.ÂŽ Lefkowitz is focusing on basic puppy training and bringing new dogs into the house. She said that she prefers individual classes as opposed to group classes that offer too many distractions. ÂBasic commands like sit, come, lay down and I can teach them some silly tricks if people want,ÂŽ Lefkowitz said. ÂI can help with other bad behaviors like jumping. That can be a big problem when you have a big dog. Leash manners, chewing and puppy nipping, housebreaking and digging are all things I can help with.ÂŽ Lefkowitz received advice from the mentors of Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE. SCORE is a local group that helps entrepreneurs navigate the complications of startup businesses. They help with everything from business plans to insurance requirements. Lefkowitz was very pleased with SCORE, especially the free price tag. ÂMy SCORE mentor is Mark Barie, he services the Highlands area. The funny thing is, he works with my dad. I have been seeing him since June.ÂŽ BrookÂs Dog Training Academy opened in February. Lefkowitz offers in-home classes but would like to have a small facility to be able to offer a combined boarding and training classes. ÂThatÂs something I want to expand in the future,ÂŽ Lefkowitz said. ÂBut Â“rst I have to get this off the ground.ÂŽ Training classes last about an hour and cost $75 each or $200 for four sessions. Lefkowitz can be reached at 863-840-6720. DOGFROM PAGE 1 Saturday is bike night with live music and free rafÂ”es, if youÂre on a bike or golf cart. Every Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. the band Hard Candy will be performing. Crosby expects to be open on Mondays in about two weeks. ÂI started in the 1980s and 90s, working for the New York City Police Department,ÂŽ said Joel Crosby, owner of the establishment. ÂGrew up in Long Island, worked with the Manhattan PD. Always had an interest in the food business. Even as a hobby, doing cooking events on the side, cooking at beneÂ“ts for cops or for someoneÂs kid, stuff like that. ÂI left New York in 1992, moved to the Fort Lauderdale area. Was involved in nightclubs and restaurants there, working on the cooking side of it and then I got into the management and security of clubs. Dabbled in the private protection industry, doing bodyguard work, jewelry escorts, working in Haiti on relief projects. And it always brought me back (to cooking),ÂŽ said Crosby. ÂEven when I was in Haiti doing protection work, I was cooking. We had people over there cooking for the team, IÂd just join them on the line. IÂve also had pizza and sub places down in Broward County, and was involved with a sports bar.ÂŽ Crosby was familiar with Highlands County and knew it would be a good place to settle down. ÂI had friends living up here already so I kept coming up here, riding around the area. I said Âwhen the time is right, IÂll move up,ÂÂŽ he said. ÂSo I sold, bought the place up here. I actually just got done, for the last two years, working at the prison in Avon Park. I ran the kitchen out there. I was the kitchen ofÂ“cer. ÂJune will be three years that IÂve lived here.ÂŽ The Wild Hawg is located at 4141 U.S. 27 North and the phone number is 863-451-5590. You may also email TheWildHawg@yahoo. com. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday hours are 7 a.m. to midnight.HAWGFROM PAGE 1 JIM ERVIN/CORRESPONDENTThe Wild Hawg has a complete menu and a strong beer selection. 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State cert./lic. & ins. Single owner/operator. 33yrs + exp! New to area, No contract required!20% off initial service/mention this ad. 561-644-2950 or 863-467-8707 PETCARE5155 In Your Home Pet GroomingDogs, Cats & Birds15+yrs ExpÂd Certified GroomerLow Prices! 863-368-1446 C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s SCREENING5184 Pool Encl, Scrn Rooms & Small Alum Jobs. Est. Since 2004 863-381-2767Insur. lic #HM0098 ROOFING5185 NO Money Down!!Repairs Only Specializingin Rotten Wood Shingles; Metal; Tile 35 yrs exp! 863-699-0383State Lic. CCC-1329089 TILE/GROUT5195 Highlands Tile Kitchen Bath Flooring Will set your flooring $1.50sf*Free Est. 863-202-6100 SMALL TALKRetailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax caseNEW YORK Â„ Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they donÂt have a store or other building. If the court backs government ofÂ“cials who say theyÂre losing billions of dollars in uncollected taxes, thousands of small companies could be forced to start charging their out-of-state customers for them. Some businesses fear that could alienate customers used to tax-free shopping. On the other side: Retailers who do collect sales tax and believe those who donÂt have an unfair advantage. The justices will hear online retailers Wayfair, Overstock.com and Newegg challenging a South Dakota law enacted last May requiring out-of-state retailers that have sales of more than $100,000 or over 200 transactions a year in the state to collect sales tax. Their decision could have national implications on e-commerce, although Congress can pass legislation afterward that broadens or narrows the law. ItÂs not only about the money, says Stephanie Harvey, owner of exit343design in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. There are more than 10,000 sales tax jurisdictions in the United States: 35 states, the District of Columbia, counties and municipalities. ÂAdding this sales tax isnÂt just about the tax itself Â„ itÂs about the cost of time to navigate and Â“le (taxes) or the additional expense of hiring someone to do so on behalf of the business,ÂŽ says Harvey, whose design and printing company has an online store and sells merchandise to other retailers. The justices are likely to rule by June on whether to overturn a 1992 decision, Quill v. North Dakota, that said companies cannot be forced to collect sales tax from customers in a state where they donÂt have a physical presence like a store or distribution center. Collecting tax from online sales hasnÂt been a question for big online retailers like Walmart or MacyÂs since they have physical stores in most or all states. They also have accounting systems and Â“nancial staffs to handle the work. Small retailers have software options to help collect taxes and do the administrative work, but itÂs an added cost. Whether itÂs worth it may depend on how much revenue a seller gets from other states. The most comprehensive software can work with the programs retailers use to process sales transactions. The software sellers determine the correct sales tax rate and submit payments and reports to tax authorities. Retailers who sell through Amazon.com can also have sales tax collected, although many donÂt on out-of-state transactions. Amazon itself long resisted collecting sales tax but now does so nationwide on its own merchandise. Some of the smaller sellers say their overhead will increase if Quill is overturned. ÂIt is going to be a process, and frankly, it would affect the bottom line of the company,ÂŽ says Dave ÂLandoÂŽ Landis, owner of Rocker Rags, an online seller of clothing with photos and logos of rock musicians. The company, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gets a small percentage of its sales from out-of-state customers. Landis uses e-commerce software and expects to link it with a sales tax program if he must start collecting taxes in other states. ÂShould we be required to, weÂll be on it extremely quickly,ÂŽ he says. Adrienne Kosewicz pays $3,300 a year for tax collection software to handle payments and reports to her home state, Washington. Her Seattlebased online business, Play It Safe World Toys, sells through Amazon, which handles computation and collection. ÂWhen you expand your reach, costs often come with it. ThatÂs business,ÂŽ she says. ItÂs customer sentiment, not an administrative burden, that concerns Gregory Hook. The vice president at QKiddo, an online childrenÂs clothing retailer in New York, worries that consumers who donÂt understand the situation will wonder, ÂHow come a couple of months ago I got this product and I wasnÂt being charged tax and now I am?ÂŽ HeÂs planning on explaining any changes to customers. ÂWe donÂt want them to think weÂre running an unethical business,ÂŽ he says. Though some retailers arenÂt daunted by the effort required to collect taxes, the potential for complications is clear, said Bill McClellan, vice president for the industry group Electronic Retailing Association. ÂEach situation is going to be a little different, depending on their legacy software, bandwidth. Multiply that across the ecosystem and there just isnÂt a magic wand,ÂŽ says McClellan, who describes his groupÂs members as split on the out-of-state tax question.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES SPRING LAKE I MPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by Spring Lake Improvement District until 2:00 PM on May 16, 2018 at 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33876. Any bids received after the time specified will not be accepted. The bid opening will occur immediately after the deadline for receipt. SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WWTP SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CAS PROJECT No. 17-1933 The Spring Lake Improvement District is seeking proposals from qualified proposers, hereinafter referred to as the Contractor shall provide constructio n services to include all labor, material, equipment and incidentals required to construct the prosed duplex lift station, the installation of 8-inch and 10-inch force mains, and an 80,000 GPD ex tended aeration activated sludge wastewater treatment plant including three acres of effluent disposal absorption beds. All material furnished, and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drawings, Specifications and Contrac t Documents pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained from: Craig A. Smith & Associates of Florida, Inc. 7777 Glades Road, Suite 410 Boca Raton, FL 33434 (561) 314-4445 Gregg@CraigASmith.com or Spring Lake Improvement District 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33876 (863) 655-1715 (viewing only) A non-refundable deposit of $125.00 will be required for each set of Drawings, Specifications and Contract Docu ments. Checks are to be made p ayable to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Inc. (CAS) Contract documents can also be downloaded at no cost from DropBox.com, a link will be provided upon request. Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be accepted. Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform the work an d services or qualified by examination to be so licensed. Bidders who fail to include proper evidence of licensure will be considered non-responsive and their Bid will be discarded. Each bid must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (ONE ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES) and accompanied by an acc eptable Bid Bond or Certified Check, i n an amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to Spring Lake Improvement District, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute the c ontract and file acceptable performa nce and payment surety bonds, each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the award of contract. Contractors currently in default on a construction contract or currently in Litigation with SLID or another county or a municipality may not submit a Bid Proposal for this Contract. Contractors submitting a bid under any of the cir cumstances mentioned will be rejected as being non-responsive. In addition, no entity convicted of a public entity crime may submit a bid for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90) days after date set for opening of this bid. It is incumbent upon each bidder to check the listed CAS link for addendums and submit ad dendum acknowledgements as re quired and with the bid submittal. There will be a pre-bid conference at 10:30 AM on April 25, 2018 at the SLID Office, located at 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33876. The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids, waive informalities in any bid, and delete any portion of the project, whenever such action is in the interest of the Owner. If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifica tions, it is the bidderÂs responsibility to seek clarification from the Project En gineer. Additionally, it is incumben t upon all bidders to conduct a personal investigation as to requirements of the Owner/Project. Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: ÂBID Â… SLID WWTP SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS.ÂŽ If space on the envelope permits, also include: ÂCAS PROJECT NO. 17-1933.ÂŽ EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY LEGAL NOTICES AND EVIDEN C E UP O N WHI C H S U C H APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joe Decerbo District Manager April 11th and 15th, 2018 END OF SECTION HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF ACTION The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners provides public notice of the intent to include the following positions in the Florida Retirement Syst emÂs Senior Management Class effective May 1, 2018.Parks & Facilities Superintendent A dditional information may be obtained by contacting Highlands County Board of County Commissioners directly at 863-402-6500. April 8, 15, 2018 NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Highlands County Hospital District will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. at the Highlands County Engineering Training Room, 505 S. South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The Board will vote on auditor adjustment fee request, review grant applications for completeness, and meet with applicants. One or more members of the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners may be present at the meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Highlands County Hospital District Board, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the pro ceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. T he Board of County Commissioners of H ighlands County, Florida, does not dis criminate upon the basis of any individ ualÂs disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves ever y aspect of the BoardÂs functions, includ ing oneÂs access to, participation, em ployment or treatment in its programs or activities. ÂAnyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coor dinator at: 863-4026842 (Voice), o r via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. April 15, 2018 F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATION TO BID (ÂITBÂŽ) The Highlands County Board of Count y Commissioners, Highlands County, Florida will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (ÂPurchasing DivisionÂŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-036 Sale of Used Surplus Tires ITB NO. 18-038 Concrete Culverts Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net, or by contacting: Chris Davis, Purchasing Manager, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402-6528; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: cm email@example.com. A PRE-BID meeting will not be held fo r this solicitation. Each submittal shall in clude one (1) original and (1) exac t copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Pur chasing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 s o as to reach said office no later than 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The BoardÂs Local Preference Polic y (ÂLocal Preference PolicyÂŽ) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will apply to the award of this ITB The Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in v olves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL April 15, 22, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-146 IN RE: ESTATE OF DORIS W. POLLARD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DORIS W. POLLARD, deceased, File Number PC 18-146, by the Circuit Court for High lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com merce, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedentÂs date of death was January 18, 2018 ; that the total value of the estate is $57,293.00, and the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME & ADDRESS RAY A. POLLARD 4621 Lewis Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 MARIE L. MIMS 3405 Graham Road Louiseville, KY 40207 BECKY HERNANDEZ a/k/a REBECCA HERNANDEZ 125 Magnolia Street Ocoee, FL 34761 A NGELA F. CARTER 402 Hermitage Drive Greeneville, TN 37745 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this cour t W ITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702, FLORIDA STATUTES. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING A NY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2018 Person Giving Notice : ROY A. POLLARD 4621 Lewis Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 863-385-8815 /s/ Roy A. Pollard A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: A BLES & CRAIG, P.A. 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 Email:email@example.com By: /s/ Brandon S. Craig BRANDON S. CRAIG Florida Bar No.: 0085800 April 15, 22, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 25 temporary f arm-wor k ers needed for hand harvesting oranges, and general farm labor in Wauchula, Hardee FL 33873 for Gutierrez Harvesting LLC Work will be beginning on or about 03/10/2018 and ending on or about 12/31/2018. This j ob offer is for farm labor. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.29 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. Workers must com mi t to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided t o those workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportat ion and subsistence will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers w ho are recruited outside the area of intended employment. A pplicants should report or send resumes to Career Source Heartland Hardee Career Center @ 324 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873 @ (863)773-3474. In reference of job order number FL 10610341. Prior to contacting the employer. EOE H-30018024-344983. CLASSIFIED WORKS! 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 HELPWANTED2001 99 temporary f arm-wor k ers needed for hand harvesting blueberries, and general farm labor in Weeki Wachie and Inverness, FL. for 5 G Harvesting LLC. Work will be beginning on or about 04/03/2018 and end ing on or about 05/15/2018. This job offer is for farm labor. The minimum offered wage rate that workers will be paid is $11.29 per hour or piece rate may be offered depending on the crop activity. Workers m us t commit to work the entire contract period. Workers are guaranteed work for 3/4 of the contract period, beginning with the first day the worker arrives at the place of employment. All work tools are provided at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided to those workers who cannot reasonably return to t heir permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence will be provided by the employe r upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, to workers who are recruited out side the area of intended em ployment. Applicants should report or send resumes to Ca reer Source Center at 7361 For est Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606. (352)200-3020. In reference of job order number FL 10659830. Prior to contacting t he employer. EOE H-30018051-827090. Call Center Representative Sebring call center looking for FT & PT customer service representative w/call center experience, professional telephone etiquette, & basic computer skills. Applicant must be selfmotivated & organized w/ ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. Available days/ nights/weekends. Apply in person: 135 E. Center Ave., Sebring Harpprogram.org F armwor k ers an d L a b orers40 fulltime temporary jobs available 03/07/18Â…06/15/18. Central Fruit Harvesting L LC. 22110 Co. Rt. 561, Astatula, FL 34705. Climb ladders, pluck oranges, place oranges in t ubs, and move from site to site. Harvest blueberries into flats. Some orchard maintenance. Conditions: extreme temperat ures, repetitive movements, stooping, walking, drug testing after hire at FLC expense if ac cident or unsafe behavior. 3 5hr/wk, M-F, 8am-4pm at $11.29/hr, guaranteed contract. Tools and supplies, housing, transportation expenses provided at no cost to worker. Transportation, subsistence paid to worker upon 50% completion of contract. Please contact (850) 921-3466 to locate nearest SWA office and apply using FL 10631383. DEPUTY FIRE CHIEFHardee County BOCC Fire Rescue$53,180.35Â…$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 DriverÂs License. Associates Degree in public administration, EMS, or fire science is required. (BachelorÂs Degree or higher is preferred). 10 yrs. expÂ in Fire Rescue w/ 5 yrs. expÂ 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. Finish Dozer Operator Clean D/L a Must Great Benefits, Great Pay and Paid Time Off Call 863-453-9787 Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 FT Housekeeper~ For Condo Complex. Sat. +4 week days; 8a-4p; Apply at: 124 Lake Drive Blvd., Sebring. S erv i ce T ec h n i c i an W ante d Small engine repair; lawn & gar den, full-time, some exp. needed Lake Placid 863-465-9641 HELPWANTED2001 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 WORKERS NEEDED 25 workers needed for Leos Harvesting for vegetables harvesting from 4/30/18 to 12/10/18. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour. Job location is in Bradford FL. This job opportu nity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free hous ing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end o f the work day. Transport atio n and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 job order 10664689 FT Maintenance PositionFor local apt. complex. Must have reliable transportation, own tools, knowledge of apartment turnkey, painting, HVAC electric & plumbing. Email resume to:firstname.lastname@example.orgThis institution is an equal opportunity provider. POOL TECH NEEDED!We Will Train! Dependable, clean driving record. 863-655-6993 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! Part-time, experienced boat driver needed for local camp on local lake. Principal responsibility to provide tubing for campers, using the camp's speed boats. Download the staff application, found at www.campsparta.com. Email completed application to email@example.com For more information, contact Andrea at (407) 971-2221, ext. 1240. Looking for employment? Please visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com for position postings. EA/EO. VetÂs Pref. (eligible career positions) W O RKER S NEEDED 110 workers needed for Triple S Harvesting, LLC for watermelon harvesting from 5/6/18 to 6/5/18. Workers will be paid $40+ per bus cutting, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in South Florida. This job opportunity is tempo rary, 36 hours per week guaran teeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is pro vided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their pe rmanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Apply to the closest Work Force office with Job order 10671019. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St Tallahassee, FL 32399 HELPWANTED2001 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 WORKERS NEEDED 80 workers needed for Gomello, LLC for watermelon harvesting from 05/15/18 to 06/15/18. Pay: $11.29/hr. for all hours worked or applicable piece rate. Job location: North Florida. Job duties: standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 60 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. Job opportunity is temporary, 36hr/week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the t ime offered. Housing provide d to workers who cannot reason ably return to permanent resi dence at the end of work day. I f applicable, expenses for subsist ence & transportation to the w orksite will be provided. Work t ools, supplies, and equipment provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at SWA, 107 East Madison St Tallahassee, FL 32399, and Job Order # FL10672001. 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. CNA/NURSESAll Shifts Sign-On Bonus!Shift differential pay/Weekend differential pay Cook, Laundry Aide, & HCC Housekeeper Apply online atwww.palmsofsebring.com Experienced Medical Secretary part-time Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Seizethesales withClassified! Nurses & Paramedics~FT or PT; travel by motorcoach transferring stable patients 863381-4367 or 863-381-3565 Seeking Full-TimeRNElectronic Health Records and clinical experience in Cardiac Care preferred. Benefits Provided! Call 863-386-9595
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This might sound blasphemous when your social media feeds are drenched in destination bachelor parties and designer bridesmaid dresses. But the truth is that many 20and 30-somethings are just getting by, and bridesmaids in particular are asked to drop a lot of cash. The average bridesmaid spends $1,200 per wedding, including attire, travel to the event, accessories and gifts, according to a May 2017 study from wedding-planning website WeddingWire. But that average climbs to over $1,800 when accounting for bachelorette parties and bridal showers. YouÂll want to know precisely what youÂre signing up for as a bridesmaid. A true friend will understand if your Â“nances keep you from participating, and that declining her request isnÂt reÂ”ective of the friendship. HereÂs how to make sure nothing gets lost in translation.Be realistic about your budgetFirst, know what you truly can and canÂt afford. ÂThese types of unscheduled expenses are really what blow up peopleÂs budgets, and also what get people into credit card debt,ÂŽ says Krista Smith, an Atlanta-based certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner and founder of Planning in Motion LLC. Consider: Â„Do you have more weddings coming up? Â„Might you be asked to be in other wedding parties? Â„Will any of them require signiÂ“cant travel? Â„Are there Â“nancial goals youÂre prioritizing, like paying off credit card debt? Try to build up at least some emergency savings, even $500, before agreeing to any wedding-related spending, and be realistic about when you could pay off items charged to a credit card. Ideally, youÂd do so within a month, Smith says. Few people would advise you to pass up supporting your best friend so you can avoid carrying a credit card balance. But if you see no way to get out of the debt youÂd take on to be a bridesmaid, doing everything your friend wants might not be feasible right now.Understand expectationsItÂs OK to ask what youÂll be expected to pay for, says Anne Chertoff, wedding trends expert at WeddingWire; your friend might even be open to your opting out of certain events. Consider saying, ÂThank you so much for including me in your wedding. IÂm on a really tight budget, and I want to make sure I can participate in the way that you deserve. How are you hoping your bridesmaids will be involved in the wedding?ÂŽ Get a sense of whether youÂll have to buy a speciÂ“c dress, say, or co-host a bridal shower.Tell the truthYou might know from the get-go that thereÂs no way you can make it work. Or maybe you come to that conclusion after learning how elaborate the wedding and associated events will be. Either way, donÂt put off the conversation or come up with half-baked excuses for why you canÂt participate. That could Âleave an ocean of roomÂŽ for the bride to misinterpret and worry you donÂt value her, says Mariana Bockarova, a researcher in psychology at the University of Toronto. Break the news in person, or over Skype or FaceTime if thatÂs not possible. ÂSeeing each otherÂs facial expression is really, really important in terms of eliciting empathy,ÂŽ Bockarova says. Clearly explain that you care deeply about your friend but that you canÂt be in the wedding party, and end the news on a high note. Bockarova suggests saying something like this: ÂThank you so much for thinking of me. IÂm in a really difÂ“cult Â“nancial place right now. But you mean so much to me Â„ IÂm so happy we have this friendship Â„ and I would love to attend as a guest. I canÂt wait to share in your special day.ÂŽ Showing gratitude and a heartfelt desire to celebrate your friend is crucial. Bridesmaid life can feel like an expensive chore, but being asked is still meaningful and Â”attering Â„ more Â”attering, most likely, than the dress youÂd have to wear. ÂAsk BriannaÂŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. IÂm here to help you manage your money, Â“nd a job and pay off student loans Â„ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet. com.Ask Brianna: How to say no to being a bridesmaid Nerd WalletBRIANNA MCGURRAN COURTESY PHOTOItÂs OK to ask what you?ll be expected to pay for, says Anne Cherto, wedding trends expert at WeddingWire; your friend might even be open to your opting out of certain events. 2 0 1 8 0 4 1 5 s e d 0 5 p d f 1 1 4 A p r 1 8 1 2 : 2 5 : 1 2
D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com How not to run out of money in retirementAmericans arenÂt terriÂ“c at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to Â“guring out how much to spend once they get there. An actuary whoÂs studied the issue for three decades recently proposed a relatively straightforward strategy that can help. In its simplest form, the ÂSpend Safely in Retirement Â plan suggests waiting until age 70 to claim Social Security and using the IRSÂ required minimum distribution table to determine how much to withdraw from savings each year. Even those who stop work earlier can use the strategy, or a version of it, to Â“gure out when they can afford to retire and how much they can spend, says Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the nonproÂ“t Stanford Center on Longevity in Stanford, California. Vernon worked with the Society of Actuaries to study nearly 300 different retirement income approaches. The strategy was the best way for middle-income people with $100,000 to $1 million saved to create an income stream, Vernon says. Most people nearing retirement donÂt consult a Â“nancial adviser, and only about half try to calculate how much money theyÂll need to retire comfortably, according to surveys by the Employee BeneÂ“t Research Institute. Instead, retirees typically take one of two approaches, Vernon says: Â„ They try to minimize withdrawals, viewing their retirement savings as an emergency fund that must be conserved, or Â„ They wing it, using retirement savings as a checking account to pay their current living expenses without much thought for the future. ÂThese approaches really arenÂt ideal,ÂŽ says Vernon, author of several books on retirement. The winging-it crowd often burns through their money too fast, while the conservers may spend too little. Traditionally, Â“nancial planners have recommend the Â4 percent ruleÂŽ Â„ withdrawing 4 percent of retirement savings in the Â“rst year and increasing the amount each year by the rate of inÂ”ation. Recently some researchers have questioned that approach, saying it may not be safe enough for retirees who could be facing a lower-return environment than previous generations. Another way to set up a retirement income is to buy an immediate annuity, which offers a stream of payments in exchange for lump sum, from an insurance company. Many retirees, however, donÂt want to give up a chunk of money that they wonÂt be able to access in an emergency or leave to heirs. Social Security, on the other hand, is a kind of annuity that can be a solid foundation for most peopleÂs retirements, Vernon says. BeneÂ“ts increase with inÂ”ation, donÂt Â”uctuate with the market and canÂt be outlived. If people can delay claiming beneÂ“ts until they are 70, theyÂll get the largest possible check. (For married couples, only the higher earner needs to wait until 70, Vernon says. The other spouse can begin Social Security checks at full retirement age, which is currently 66.) Once maximized, Social Security beneÂ“ts likely will make up 75 percent or more of the typical retireeÂs income, Vernon says. With the bulk of their income guaranteed, retirees can keep their savings invested in stocks to reap inÂ”ation-beating growth. A balanced index fund or a target-date fund can be an easy, low-cost way for them to invest, he says. Those who want to quit work earlier, say at age 65, can use some of their savings as a Âtransition fundÂŽ to replace Social Security checks. ÂThereÂs some judgment involved in the size of the transition fund,ÂŽ Vernon says, since carving out too much could leave too little to live on later. People may need to reduce their living expenses and consider working part-time. Withdrawals can start at age 65, using an initial 3.5 percent withdrawal rate. At age 70, people can switch to the IRSÂ required minimum distribution table, which dictates how much people must take from most retirement accounts at that age. The withdrawal rate at 70 is 3.65 percent and it increases slightly every year after that; by age 90, for example, itÂs 8.7 percent. The spend safely strategy wonÂt make up for inadequate savings, and some people may need to supplement their income by tapping their home equity, either through a reverse mortgage or by selling their house, Vernon says. How much people withdraw can vary considerably every year with the rising and falling of the stock market. But the method allows people to squeeze as much income as possible from the savings they have without running out, he says. ÂWe really didnÂt set out to Â“nd a simple solution,ÂŽ Vernon says. ÂBut compared to the others, this is the best.ÂŽ Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner and author of ÂYour Credit Score.ÂŽ Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON WASHINGTON Â„ U.S. wholesale prices increased 0.3 percent in March, driven higher by the largest increase in food costs in nearly four years. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the March gain in the producer price index, which measures inÂ”ation pressures before they reach the consumer, followed a 0.2 percent rise in February and a 0.4 percent jump in January. Food prices at the wholesale level surged 2.2 percent, the biggest increase since April 2014, with many categories showing gains. Energy costs, however, fell 2.1 percent as gasoline prices dropped 3.7 percent, the largest monthly decline since last May. Over the past 12 months, wholesale prices have risen 3 percent, the fastest annual pace since last November and another sign that inÂ”ation pressures have started to increase after years of being dormant. Rising food prices are tied to weather that affected crops, but analysts still believe the report shows that inÂ”ation pressures are beginning to increase. ÂThe numbers arenÂt yet alarming, but neither can we say with any conÂ“dence that (wholesale) inÂ”ation has peaked,ÂŽ said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. Core inÂ”ation, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, was up 0.3 percent in March, and 2.7 percent over the past 12 months. The Federal Reserve last month increased its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point and signaled that it expected to raise rates a total of three times this year, the same number of rate hikes it delivered in 2017. However, many economists believe that stronger economic growth and a rise in inÂ”ation pressures will end up pushing the Fed to slightly accelerate its pace of rate hikes to four increases this year. The big increase in food costs reÂ”ected widespread gains across a number of categories with Â“sh prices jumping 62.5 percent, the biggest gain since 2014, while egg prices were up 41.6 percent and vegetable costs rose 31.5 percent. ECONOMYWholesale prices up 0.3 percent in MarchTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSA hint of inflation FAST FACTRising food prices are tied to weather that affected crops, but analysts still believe the report shows that inflation pressures are beginning to increase. Support Sebring High School AthleticsMajor Sponsor Sebring Firemen Inc.Saturday, April 28, 2018 Sun ÂN Lake Golf Club Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.4 PERSON SCRAMBLE Â… Make your own team ENTRY FEE: $70.00 per personINCLUDES: One Mulligan, lunch, beverages, prizes, cart, range balls, and a lot of fun. 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