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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 119 | $1.25 Good Morning To Robert Shaw Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, April 29, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D4-5 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery ......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIREFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) „ A judge sought Friday to get things moving in the death penalty case against Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set a May 4 deadline at a hearing Friday for defense lawyers to “le a demand for evidence from prosecutors, who would then begin turning it over. Scherer also granted a request by Cruzs public defender to waive Floridas speedy trial rule. The rule generally requires that a felony defendant go to trial within 175 days of arrest unless its waived, which is commonly done in complex or major cases because the defense typically needs more time to prepare. I explained to him his constitutional right to a speedy trial,Ž assistant public defender Melisa McNeill said. The judge set a May 25 hearing to gauge progress in the case so we can move things along and set a proposed trial date.Ž I dont want this case treading water,Ž Scherer said. Cruz, 19, is charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. His lawyers have repeatedly said Cruz would plead guilty if guaranteed a sentence of life without parole, but prosecutors seek the death penalty. As in past hearings, Cruz spoke only to his lawyers and sat shackled Judge moving along school shooting caseBy CURT ANDERSONAP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITERAVON PARK „ Less than a year ago, Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued a statement proclaiming that at the Florida Department of State, we believe that culture builds Florida, and this report (Arts & Economic Prosperity Report) sends a strong signal that supporting the arts and culture industry helps to build Floridas economy and strengthen our states identity as the best place to live, work and play in the United States.Ž Detzner went on to say, thanks to the support of Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature, the department provides funding, programs and resources, including grants, to help promote and grow Floridas arts and cultural industry at the local and state level, and we encourage arts and cultural organizations to reach out to us so we can be of service.Ž That support looked different earlier this year when Scott rolled out his $88.7 billion budget for 2018-19. The new budget seeks to slash Floridas art and culture industrys budget by almost 90 percent. This years budget allows three one-thousandths of a percent (0.003) to go to arts and cultural grants, according to The Orlando Sentinel.Budget cuts dismember arts, cultureBy JIM ERVINCORRESPONDENTould you ever trade your car in for a cache of Necco Wafers? Well, that is exactly what one fan of the hard, chalky confection wanted to do. She is just one example of what is being dubbed as panic buyingŽ of the classic Necco Wafers when the company announced in the “rst week of March that it may go out of business if it could not “nd a buyer by May 6. Necco Wafers are the candy that most people love to hate. Adjectives like chalky, hard, tropical drywallŽ and attic citrusŽ are used to describe it, as was reported in the New York Times. However, this famous, or at least infamous, candy has been around since the Civil War era when the New England Confectionery Company opened in 1847. That was after Oliver Chase made a lozenge machine that would become the “rst candy-making machine. It was also the machine that would send candy to Union soldiers Although the candy company makes other sweets like the Clark Bar, Sky Bar, Mary Janes and Squirrel Nut Zippers, according to, the one treat people are scrambling for is the iconic Necco Wafers. The wafers come in a multi-”avored roll that includes clove, wintergreen, orange, licorice, chocolate, lemon and lime, and cinnamon. There are specialty rolls like chocolate and sours. After the Boston Globe covered the news the company could go out of business, panic sales have driven Necco Wafers to an all-time high. Candystore. com reported a spike in Necco sales of 82 percent and the wafers sales have skyrocketed 150 percent as of March 28. A roll of wafers is usually priced at $1 each. Ebay and Amazon have listings for the candy at in”ated „ and in some cases „ gouging prices. One example of ebay in”ation is six rolls for $27.95. They werent too hard to “nd in Sebring; a short drive to the Dollar Tree and the Necco lottery was won. Necco cant go out of business,Ž Connie Silke exclaimed. She and her husband, Henry, were shopping at the Dollar Tree in Sebring when she heard the news. I love those candies.Ž Cashier Dakota Stevens was shocked to hear that the company was in danger of closing as well. Those are a big seller,Ž Stevens said. People like them for the nostalgia of them; it will be an end of an era. I used to share them with my poodles years ago.Ž Shopper Joan Kramer is among the wafer fans. I like them,Ž she said. I just dont eat candy anymore, at least not a lot.Ž The Necco residence of Revere, Massachusetts, is also home to nearly 400 workers that could see themselves laid off as of May 6 if a buyer for the company is not found. The plant is the longest continually run confectionery in the U.S. and the site is more than 8,000 square feet. #SaveNeccoBy KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERThe candy most people love to hate NECCO | 7PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN McMULLEN COURTESY PHOTOCindy Garren, director of Cultural Programs at South Florida State College Performing Arts, said her program was expecting to receive $90,000 from the state, but instead will receive just $5,600.CUTS | 7 TAIMY ALVAREZ/ SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL VIA APFlorida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, looks up while in court for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale Friday. The hearing is expected to deal with several procedural issues possibly including setting an initial trial date. Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz walks into a courtroom for a hearing as his attorney Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill, left, waits in Fort Lauderdale Friday. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ AVON PARK „ The Lakeside Park II public housing complex near Lake Tulane is looking fresh and new after a major renovation project. Avon Park Housing Authority CEO Tracey Rudy called it a $2.5 million total development rehabŽ project, which included $1.8 million in hard construction costs for the renovation of 62 apartment units. There was no structural work done, but the units have all new appliances and “nishes, including painting and new ceiling fans, she said. The eight-month undertaking started the week before Hurricane Irma, Rudy said, so there was little delay in the initial stages of the effort. The majority of the $1.8 million went to contractors in Highlands County, she noted. Lakeside Park II will have an open house at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14 so people can tour one of the units and see the improvements. The Housing Authority of“ce at 21 Lake Tulane Drive is next to the Lakeside Park II complex, which has its apartment units between Lake Tulane Drive and Shoreline Drive. There are waiting lists for all of the Housing Authoritys complexes, Rudy said. We are now just over 90 percent occupied at Lakeside Park II.Ž It was a rolling rehabŽ project, she explained. They stopped leasing units about a year before the project started so about half were full. The empty units were renovated “rst, Rudy said. Then people were moved into the rehabbed units so the apartments they vacated could then be worked on. The Housing Authority is contacting people on the waiting list to reoccupy the newly renovated units. For more information about the subsidized public housing, contact Rudy at 614-745-9771. The Highlands County companies that worked on the project included: Anywhere Anytime Moving and Storage, Bernies House Painting, Central contractors, Edgewood Landscape, Highlands Handyman, Marlin Marble, Serious Concrete, Souther Signs, Sunshine Bath and Wayne Turner Plumbing. The Housing Authoritys faculties manager, David Herbert, served as the general contractor.Lakeside Park II looking brand newBy MARC VAEROSTAFF WRITER A $2.5 million rehabilitation project was completed recently at the Lakeside Park II housing complex in Avon Park. MARC VALERO/STAFFFrom left: Avon Park Housing Authority CEO Tracey Rudy and Facilities Manager David Herbert in the kitchen of a newly renovated unit at Lakeside Park II. Name: JR. Breed: Jack Russel mix Sex: Male Info: Eight-year-old Jack Russel. He loves everyone but needs a home soon. 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 its low cost vaccination clinic, It is open from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No appointment needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering low-cost dental care. They also have their low cost spay/neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the week COURTESY PHOTOEight-year-old Jack Russel. He loves everyone but needs a home soon. SEBRING „ The Highlands County Road & Bridge Department will be closing Ben Eastman Road between the intersections of Sebring Parkway and SR 17 North. The closure will begin Monday. This portion of Ben Eastman Road will be closed indefinitely until the Sebring Parkway Phase III construction is completed in this area. Please find an alternate route.Road closure SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOPortions of Ben Eastman Road will be closed indenitely until Sebring Parkway Phase III work is nished. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 AVON PARK „ Luis Rodriguez will approach the podium as student speaker during South Florida State Colleges 7:45 p.m. Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 3, at the Highlands Campus in Avon Park. He recently turned age 18 and will receive his vocational certi“cate in applied cybersecurity. This will be his second certi“cate from SFSC. In December 2016, he earned a college credit certi“cate in network security. Commencement is the beginning of a new life, a new you,Ž he said. You come to college as one person, and you walk out as a whole other person. You have a sense of accomplishment and pride. It gives you a sense of meaning and worth.Ž But Rodriguezs academic life is not over yet. On May 19, he graduates from Sebring High School. Further, he is only three courses shy of earning his Associate in Science degree in network security, which he plans to complete this summer. College, for Rodriguez, began with the Highlands Career Institute (HCI) at SFSC. Through the HCI, high school students earn a high school diploma while working toward an occupational certi“cate or earn college credit. Students spend half a day taking high school classes and the second half of the day in college classes alongside adult college students on the SFSC Highlands Campus. By the time they graduate from high school, most students have earned an occupational certi“cate and are ready to enter the workforce or continue on a career pathway at a college or university. Because HCI is considered dual enrollment, costs are waived for tuition and books. I knew that I wasnt going through college without “nancial assistance,Ž Rodriguez said. So, coming to HCI at SFSC gave me a head start with no out-ofpocket costs. My mother had earned a degree, and I saw how she had student loans. She just recently paid them off.Ž Even at a young age, Rodriguez has his future planned. Right now, my goal is to become a penetration tester, which is a hacker that companies hire to audit their networks,Ž he said. They purposely break their network systems to strengthen them and make them more secure. They use the same tools as an attacker.Ž Eventually, he would like to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard. Theyre starting a cybersecurity and intelligence division,Ž he said. You get training and your education is paid for. Besides, I “nd the idea of “ghting pirates really cool.Ž Another possible route within the Coast Guard that Rodriguez has considered is to ”y helicopters. I want to go into Information Technology (IT) and then enlist in of“cer candidate school. Then, I want to be a helicopter pilot. I dont know if thats going to exactly work, but thats how I see it in my head. In the Coast Guard, you have to be an of“cer to be a pilot.Ž In the meantime, Rodriguez is working toward his pilots license. A volunteer spot during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring Airport nurtured his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. I volunteered to help set up and take things down during the Expo. I became mesmerized by the atmosphere and got bitten by the aviation bug,Ž he said. Rodriguez eventually got a job at the airport and hopes to become a lineman shortly. Theyre in charge of the ramp. They take care of everything outside of the terminal, everything that has to do with the runway and planes. They take care of overall maintenance of the runway, so theres no damage to the planes.Ž Flying was a childhood dream of mine,Ž Rodriguez said. Becoming a pilot requires 40 hours of ”ight time. I now have 20 hours. To earn your pilots license, you also have to take a three-part exam and Im cramming for the written portion now. I anticipate being done in June or July. Its a great feeling to make your dream real. If I could talk to myself as a child right now, Id high “ve myself.Ž I didnt think Id make it in college,Ž Rodriguez said of his experience at SFSC. The stigma that college is hard and youll be staying up late hours of the night, only some of its true. The reason why some people dont succeed is because they dont have the self-discipline. If you go into it with the mindset that you wont do well, then you wont. After I told myself not to think that way, college became an easier experience. But college is not only about academics, its about making new friends, connections, and getting in touch with professionals in their industries.Ž I had the pleasure of having Luis in many of my courses over the past three years,Ž said Brian Bohlman, professor of computer networking technology at SFSC. From the “rst day of class, Luis impressed me with his willingness to tackle dif“cult concepts and curriculum with a true can-do attitude. Luis is a talented individual and natural leader who has my highest respect and encouragement toward his future studies and his cybersecurity career. Luis is going to do great things, and I will surely be following his progress closely.ŽSFSC student commencement speaker has big plans for futureSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOLuis Rodriguez will graduate May 19 from Sebring High School, but before that, he will give the commencement speech Thursday at South Florida State College, where he will receive a credit certicate for cybersecurity and is only three courses shy of his Associate in Science degree in network security. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSStill life painting classesFROSTPROOF Florida Wild”ower Studios will host Memories and Moments in Time, a still life masterpiece class, from 10 a.m. to noon, the “rst Saturday of the month from May to August, at 12 E. Wall St., Frostproof. All four classes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members, or $10/$15 for one. Includes ice cream social. For information, call 863-855-8525 or visit ”oridawild”owerstudios. com. 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Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESCarol A. BenevidesCarol A. Benevides, 72, passed away on Feb. 7, 2018. Carol is lovingly remembered by her husband of 37 years, Louis BennyŽ Benevides, and her sons, Richard (Lynn) Colicci, Thomas (Meribeth) Colicci, and William Colicci. She raised Christina Benevides from the age of 11, and also raised Sarah Faith Benevides as her own daughter, a special relationship. A Celebration of Life service will be led by Father Sean Mulcahy at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home in Sebring. Friends may contribute in her memory to the Highlands County Humane Society, 7423 Haywood Taylor Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at FordUna Ford, 78, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. She is survived by her stepsons, Greg Ford of Helen, Georgia and Andrew V. Ford III of Sunrise, Florida. She was born in Belfast, Ireland and immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. Before retiring, she worked for the Highlands County Health Department. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Florida. In lieu of ”owers, donations may be made to her said church.Dana KoleDana Kole, 62, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on Oct. 9, 1955 in Lakeland, Florida to Kelsey and Beverly (Stark) Payne. She had been a lifetime resident of Highlands County and ran a golden retriever rescue. Dana enjoyed riding horses, wood crafts, was a 4-H leader and loved animals. She is survived by her husband, Frank Kole of Sebring, Florida; father, Kelsey Payne; children, Francis Jerome FJŽ Kole II (Cher) of Sebring, Florida and Travis Kole of Clearwater, Florida; brother, Kelsey Payne (Candace) of Sebring, Florida; sister, Linda Payne of Sebring, Florida; and grandson, Liam Kole. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Stark. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, Florida with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid, Florida. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at Richard B. Sherman Richard B. Sherman, 89, of Sebring, Florida passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Mr. Sherman was born March 1, 1929 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Chester John and Hilda M (Fake) Sherman. He was a U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran. Richard retired from Shell Oil Company and moved to Sebring in 1994 from Fort Lauderdale. He was a member of the VFW Post 4300 in Sebring, American Legion Post 25 and the Moose, both in Lake Placid, Florida. Richard enjoyed the outdoors, cars, aircraft, good friends, bowling and repairing the impossible. Survivors include his son, Richard A. Sherman of Sebring; daughters, Brenda K. Henz of Fort Lauderdale and Deborah F. Cohen of Oakland, California; companion, Donna Hudson of Sebring; sister, Marilyn L. Hartman of Lebanon, Pennlva s granchilre and two greatgnugters. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; brother, Chester Jr. and sister, Shirl E Dstr chds mly d friens will elbr hi life at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 in the VFW Post 4300, 1041 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Onine condoences may be shared by visiting wwwbankspagetheus. com Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremation, Wildwood. call 863-453-3174.Retired CIA officer to speakSEBRING The Heartland AmericanIsraeli Initiative meets the second Wednesday of the month from September to May, at 11:45 a.m. at Chicanes Restaurant, corner of U.S. 27 and Golfview Drive in Sebring. The public is welcome, and reservations are not required. The May 9 speaker will be Jeffrey Sanow, retired CIA senior intelligence of“cer. VFW manicotti dinner setAVON PARK The Post will serve a manicotti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. This includes sides and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smoke-free dining room. This is open to the public. Indoor flea market scheduledLAKE PLACID American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid will host an enormous indoor ”ea market from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. Once again, South Florida State College is stepping up to meet a need in the community. With no formal welding training program available in the Heartland, SFSC announced Thursday evening during the Foundations Spring Gala that it has received funding for a mobile welding lab. It will provide low-cost, high-demand workforce training to residents in the tri-county area of Highlands, DeSoto and Hardee counties. SFSC President Thomas Leitzel made the announcement after sharing the grim news of little funding coming from the state this year. He said the newŽ money that SFSC would receive„ a mere $114,000 „ wouldnt even cover the increase in insurance for staff and faculty members. However, all of the news coming out of Tallahassee was not bleak. He talked about meeting with Senator Denise Grimsley and being pointed in the direction of J.D. Alexander and his daughter, Keaton Alexander of Silver Palm Consulting, for help. The special initiative funding of $500,000 will be spent to answer the need of area tradesmen and businesses. Leitzel told the packed dining hall, Welding is a core skill for various jobs and industry sectors. Were thrilled to be able to offer this specialized training in an innovative and convenient delivery method for the residents of our district. SFSC is extremely grateful to Senator Denise Grimsley and Representative Ben Albritton, who both sponsored the legislation that led this important funding initiative through their respective chambers.Ž With no formal welding training programs available in Floridas rural Heartland region, this mobile welding lab has the potential to train more than 150 students annually and offer short-term training options with signi“cant income potential to the tri-county region. It will reach students at all four campuses through the Heartland, as well as high schools and industry locations throughout the region. The training will vary in length from degree, certi“cate and diploma programs to just-intime workforce development training through SFSCs Corporate and Community Education Department, according to Sidney Valentine Jr., vice president for Academic Affairs and Student Services at SFSC. Welding is one of the most in-demand workforce skills with 3.4 percent annual growth in the Heartland region and an estimated 800 welders are needed annually in central Florida. According to CareerSource Florida, trained welders can earn a starting salary of $17 per hour with the possibility of earning up to $30 an hour, or $60,000 annually, which is more than the average salary for someone who possesses a vocational certi“cate. Not bad, huh? Leitzel said the lab will be housed in a large trailer with both simulator and live-welding units. Trainers and equipment will be included to facilitate arc welding. Not only has SFSC once again worked the programs it offers to accommodate the needs of the community, but by doing so it is helping the Heartland position itself to attract new employers and industry leaders. As weve said before, we are fortunate to have SFSC as a neighbor, one who is constantly watching and adapting to help the region meet the demands and needs of the businesses found here. Its not an easy job to do, but the SFSC Board of Trustees and staff sure make it look so.Opening another door for regionYOUR VIEW Want a reason to cut the cordFridays cartoon showed the Amazon leopardŽ pouncing upon brick & mortarsŽ and brings to mind political calls to go to war with the company that is positioned with single-handedly bringing down the local merchant (not to mention the post of“ce!). There is another side to this story however ... I had never been one for online shopping. I did not trust the security of the process, plus I had my shopping needs provided locally. Then we moved to Sebring. Now it is often impossible to get things one wants/needs when trying to shop merchants here. If you want a national department chain, you have to go to Lake Wales. If you want an electronics store, or a major, more up-scale discount store than Walmart, you have to drive to Haines City. I recently received an advertising ”yer from one of the major stores located here and saw two lingerie items I wanted to buy. When I went to the mall to get them, the lady told me our store does not carry those. I can order them online for you.Ž When I go to the local book store and they do not have a title I want, they tell me, I can order it online for you.Ž When I went into the local home goods store for a wedding gift on their registery, they did not have it, but they could order it for me onlineŽ. I can order something for myself online! Plus brick and mortarsŽ are making it increasingly dif“cult and unpleasant to shop in their places: lack of salespeople to ask questions or get help, having to stand in long lines to check out because they have closed three of their four cash stations, closed dressing rooms so you have to walk across the store to get to the one place where you can now try on something, hanging items so high out of my reach they are impossible to get ... So I have turned to online shopping and it has been happily eye-opening. Especially if it is from Amazon, they will have whatever I want in stock in the size and color and it will generally be at a lower cost than the retail merchant has it „ and often without tax. (Although if Trump has his way, this will soon change.) And many places online will wrap and send gifts (free), which is something very few stores will do. Almost every place I have now ever shopped online has been a 100 percent pleasurable experience. I do not want to lose local stores. I like shopping and like shopping close to home. There are just some things that I do no want to buy before seeing/touching/trying „ try actually sitting on a sofa to see if it “ts me „ try on a of pair of shoes because you dont know whether this brands size 7 or 8 is better „ how the bathing suit will look. But if the local economy wants to compete with online vendors they need to do something to make their places worth coming into: have a wide variety of types of stores; have merchandise that is advertised, even if you are a little storeŽ; have sales people available; have stores besides Walmart or a mall that is on its last legs. Make my visit to your store a pleasant and successful one and then I will be more than happy not to shop online. Thank you.Marilyn Huggins Sebring A shining star writes backSeveral weeks ago your paper published a letter from Anna, a fourth-grader in North Carolina who had selected Florida for her state report due in May and was requesting information. I sent her some newspaper articles along with the latest issue of Discover (Highlands County) because its “lled with so many interesting facts about our area. I am so happy to report that two days ago, I received a very well written thank you letter from Anna, who also reported she had been receiving mail from the wonderful people in Florida.Ž She will be displaying all the information she received on a tri-fold poster at a big State FairŽ and wrote that it has been a lot of funŽ and that the terri“c response meant a lot to her. I feel that Anna is a shining star in what has lately seemed to be a very dark sky and wanted to pass this along for others to enjoy.Marianne Reason Lake PlacidThank you to the many customers who gave us suggestions on how to counter the shortage of paper for us to print on. One of the most common reader suggestions was to use recycled newspapers. Treat your paper like some states treat empty bottles and cans. Include a deposit charge, say 25 cents per issue, refundable on return of the previous days edition. Task your delivery network to not only deliver the days edition, but also to collect the previous day (packed in the same polybag), recording the return by address and returning it through the same network that delivers the next days edition. Hard work, I know. But think of all the trees you would save...Ž FE Thats a great idea. I wish it would work, but it wont. Thats because the USA doesnt actually recycle newspapers. Thats right, 100 percent of the old newspapers you take to the street each week are classi“ed as wasteŽ and have zero resale value in the USA. Your old newsprint is loaded on a ship and sent to China. We dont recycle newsprint in the USA because it is more expensive to recycle paper than cut a tree down. How can that be? Most commercially harvested trees are cut down for lumber and sent to a sawmill. The sawmill shaves a very large square out of the tree trunk using as much of the tree trunk as possible. The shavings around the large lumber square are waste in the lumber process. The lumber people then ship that lumber waste to a newsprint plant where it is turned into pulp, then paper. Because we use wasteŽ from the lumber process, the cost of the raw material for newsprint, is a small part of the overall costs of creating a “nished roll of newsprint. Sweeping up sawmill scraps is signi“cantly cheaper than hauling all those recycled papers from each house to a recycling plant, where they must “rst be cleaned up before they can be used. The current paper shortage is not because we dont have enough raw material to create paper. We have lots of wood chips. The problem is we are not turning enough wood chips into paper for newspapers. Heres why. Scrap lumber chips are combined with water and turned into pulp. That pulp can be turned into many different products. Packaging is the largest user of wood chips turned into pulp with about 51 percent of output. Seventeen percent is used for Kleenex or baby diapers. Thats right when you blow your nose, you are blowing it into wood. You are also putting your grandchild in diapers made out of wood. About 20 percent of pulp is used to make good old-fashioned writing paper and other printing. Newsprint only accounts for about 12 percent of all pulp usage. When tariffs and duties are slapped on newsprint, mills are repurposed to use pulp for tissue, or packaging. Or the product shipped overseas. In the short term, removal of newsprint capacity for other uses, because of tariffs and duties, further increases this current shortage. Prices also rise faster. Paper that was supposed to be at our dock in January did not arrive until April. Last weekend, we if we had to run four more hours on our presses, we would have run out of paper. We came that close to missing a days delivery of your paper. This newsprint shortage shall pass, we just dont know when. There are many unintended consequences when tariffs and anti-dumping duties are imposed. Trade wars are not simple and easy to win. I apologize to our readers and advertisers for the inconvenience this trade war is creating. We are doing everything we know, to get through this period without being tariffed (pardon the pun). I know we are perhaps over-communicating, but know how passionate you are about the paper and would prefer to err on the side of over communication. 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 .Just barely getting your paper printed David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 On March 6, Neccos Chief Executive Of“cer Michael McGee prepared the mayor of Revere, Brian Arrigo, about the companys “nancial problems and possible lay offs. Unfortunately for Necco fans, there does not seem to be any buyers in the near future. However, the former CEO of the company, Al Gulachenski, has a plan to save the company he still loves and it involves social media. Gulachenski told industry leader Candystore. com that he needs to raise $30 million. He told the company that he would raise $5-10 million on his own and would use crowdfunding to raise $20 million. The Gofundme is #savenecco. So far, only $3,890 has been raised for toward the lofty $20 million goal. The good news is that says people will get their money back if they do not make the goal.NECCOFROM PAGE 1The cuts will affect arts and culture across the entire state. Highlands County is no exception, with South Florida State Colleges Performing Arts program, Highlands Little Theatre and Highlands Art League all taking a hit. Cindy Garren, director, Cultural Programs at South Florida State College, said: I wanted to share this about the economic impact of the Performing Arts program here at the college. We know people relocate here because of this facility and what we do, we hear that all the time. Every year I do this economic impact to see how this venue really affects the community.Ž Garren went on to show that SFSC Performing Arts economic impact for the 2016-17 year was $2,008,273. This represents all monies spent because of, or related to, events held at the college. Because of this money, 64.3 jobs were supported in the county. These facts are acknowledged by Florida Department of State on”, which said the following: The Arts & Economic Prosperity Report shows nonpro“t arts and culture is a signi“cant industry in the state of Florida. According to the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 report, the nonpro“t arts and culture industry in Florida generates $4.68 billion in total economic activity, supports 132,366 full-time jobs and delivers $492.3 million in local and state government revenue.Ž Garren was expecting to receive $90,000 from the state. Instead, SFSC Performing Arts got $5,600. Lindsay Damon, operations manager at The Highlands Art League, said the museum asked for $20,000 and got nothing at all. We were requesting salary assistance grants. Were non-pro“t obviously, and thats how we operate, by sponsorships, fundraisers and grants that we get. We didnt get the Salary Assistance Grant for the museum, so we have to now “gure out how to keep our museum coordinator employed. So then, do you get rid of the position? Well no, we cant because we have our museum. So we have to do a bunch more fundraising or “gure out something because we didnt get that at all (the grant). The present grant for the museum runs out in July. The Art League,Ž said Damon, is really kind of like a diamond in the rough here in Sebring and its been going on since the 1960s. It would be a shame to have to shut part of it down or all of it down.Ž Highlands Little Theatre Executive Director Vanessa Logsdon said they fared slightly better. We were fortunate in that we were towards the end of one of our grants „ its a reimbursement grant „ so we had already put the money out and we did receive our reimbursement. So what thats going to affect is our ability to apply for future grants. We dont get any help from any other government entity other than the city is supporting us on repairing the building from the hurricane damage,Ž Logsdon said. Most of the things we do, we “nd funding on our own. Its a juggling act between ticket sales, sponsorships and fundraising appeals and activities. Were good for this year, but next year could be a different story.Ž The theater has been in operation for 42 years. The David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa is one of the metro facilities to take a hit through this upcoming budget cycle. The center is one of Floridas largest performing arts venues. It has seen its grant amount plummet, from $200,000 in 2007 to nearly $48,000 in 2017. This year, the Straz will receive less than $4,000, said president and chief executive of“cer Judith Lisi, as reported by The Tampa Bay Times. Lisi does not believe Irma, opioids or Parkland forced the cuts (as the government has claimed). They just use that as an excuse,Ž she said.CUTSFROM PAGE 1 KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFF Necco Wafers may be leaving the shelves of stores soon. The company will have to close in May if they do not nd a buyer soon. at a defense table with his head bowed. He made no eye contact with the audience, which included his younger brother, Zachary. Also Friday, attorneys for the family of shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, 17, called on the Broward County School Board not to attempt to limit total liability in future lawsuits to only $300,000. A lawyer for the board has signaled that the Stoneman Douglas shooting should be considered a single occurrence with numerous victims „ which would impose that dollar limit „ rather than 34 separate occurrences. The school board is watching after its “nancial best interest instead of that of the families it has publicly claimed it would continuously support,Ž said Michael Haggard, who represents the Oliver family in one of many expected lawsuits against several government entities. The school board issued a statement saying it is following state law in terms of the caps on damages a government agency can be forced to pay in a lawsuit. The statement added that schools of“cials are actively involved in several efforts to raise money for victims and families and suggested they could also seek a larger payment from the Florida Legislature. The district remains committed to providing support and resources for all those impacted by this tragedy,Ž the statement said. Elsewhere, the Broward school board is looking into claims that a Stoneman Douglas teacher said a student was acting like Adolf Hitler. The SunSentinel reports the controversy involves history teacher Greg Pittman, who supports gun control, and junior Kyle Kashuv, who has defended gun rights after the mass shooting at their school. Kashuv tweeted that three students told him Pittman said Kyle is acting like the next Hitler.Ž Kashuv had complained about being questioned by school security after posting photos of him holding an AR-15 assault ri”e at a gun range. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 727 US Hwy 27 S • SEBRING (863) 385-7183 Michael J. Rogers, MD Dr. Brooke Rogers, DNP, FNP-C & All of your Skin Care Needs € Botox & Dysport € Fillers: Restylane Lyft Restylane Silk Lip Enhancement € Micro-Needling and PRP Treatment for Hair Loss € Skin Cancer Treatment € Laser Hair Removal € Kybella Treatments for Neck Rejuvenation € Chemical Peels € Microdermabrasions € Acne Treatments € Latisse’ 10% Off of all proceduresExpires 5/31/18FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) „ South Floridas Billy Mitchell, once declared the Video Game Player of the Century, is now facing the ultimate test of his skills: salvaging his reputation. Twin Galaxies, competitive gamings governing body, found him guilty of cheating. On April 12, it banned Mitchell for life and removed all his high scores from their record books, including his undisputed Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records from the 1980s and 1990s. Mitchell has begun to assemble a group of experts to dispute the “ndings. He plans to show that Donkey Kong loading screens from his games are from the real arcade game, not a software emulator, as his detractors have claimed. An emulator allows a computer program to imitate another program. He also wants to “nd witnesses for his most recent „ and most disputed „ high score, a 1,062,800-point benchmark set at the now-shuttered Boomers in Dania Beach. They said it was this version or that version (of a software emulator). When they “nally said its a speci“c version, somebody came out and said that version didnt come out until two years after I played the game,Ž said Mitchell, in his “rst interview since losing his records. I dont really know „ I dont know anything about this stuff.Ž Mitchell, a longtime Hollywood resident who now lives in Weston, achieved the high score at the Boomers location on July 31, 2010. He recalls more than 100 people shuf”ing in and out, a few dozen at any one time, as he ran up the scoreboard for several hours that day. But it was only the latest in a run of high scores going back decades. In 1982, at the age of 17, Mitchell became the “rst person to reach the fabled kill screen of Donkey Kong, when the arcade game reaches its memory limit at level 117 and Mario seemingly commits suicide, dying for no reason. His total: 874,300 points. He followed that up by reclaiming the Donkey Kong high score four more times, three against Steve Wiebe, his rival in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong,Ž a “lm that cemented Mitchells image as the black hat of competitive gaming. Barrel, jump, hammer, smash. 933,900 points. 1,047,200 points. 1,050,200 points. 1,062,800 points. Its those last two high scores that have landed him in hot water. Twin Galaxies, the Guinness World Recordsanctioned keeper of video game high scores, ruled Mitchells scores were achieved on software that emulates Donkey Kong, not on the arcade game itself. Thats a problem because the software would allow someone to save and stop a game, which in turn would allow them to go back and replay if they die or get a score on a level they dont like. Its a far fall for a man declared the Video Game Player of the CenturyŽ in 1999 by the Japanese Amusement Machine and Marketing Association. He had just pulled off the “rst perfect Pac-Man score in history „ 256 levels, consuming every fruit, every dot, every power pellet and every blue ghost with every power pellet consumed, all without dying once. 3,333,360 points. Probably my strongest accolade is that I did the first perfect Pac-Man,Ž Mitchell said. It was quite the gala event. It was at the largest arcade in the world. Namco (PacMans creator) took me and flew me to Japan, where I had to repeat the performance.Ž Now, as far as the score-keeping body is concerned, that never happened. Not to mention his record-setting scores in Donkey Kong Jr, Ms. Pac-Man and Burger Time. The tally: 957,300 points. 703,560 points. 7,881,050 points and an unknown number of hot dogs and eggs crushed beneath giant hamburger ingredients. The idea that they would go back and undo what was done more than 30 years ago in front of cameras and Life Magazine and the best gamers of the day „ its laughable,Ž he said.Video game champ stripped of record scores fights backBy DAN SWEENEYSUN SENTINEL TAIMY ALVAREZ/ SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL VIA APIn this March 22 photo, Billy Mitchell, a competitive gamer who lives in Hollywood plays at Arcade Game Sale in Fort Lauderdale. Mitchell, once declared the Video Game Player of the Century, is now facing the ultimate test of his skills: salvaging his reputation. 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Vettel claims pole in Azerbaijan Panthers rally falls shortWeather changes full moon fishingHSR Mitty taking place at Road AtlantaHamilton will start from front row after qualifying 2ndSFSC plays final home game of year on MondayHe struggled on Friday, but Sebastian Vettel found that little bit of magic once more on Saturday afternoon in Azerbaijan as he captured his third pole position in a row. However, Kimi Raikkonen blew Ferraris hopes of a frontrow lockout after making a crucial mistake in the last sector of his “nal run. Up until that point the Finn had looked set to steal pole position away from his teammate, but instead hell line up in P6 as Lewis Hamilton held onto second place for Mercedes. The Briton, lying second to Vettel in the world championship, “nished 0.179s behind the German and a couple of tenths ahead of Silver Arrows teammate Valtteri Bottas. The Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were next up in fourth and “fth, the former pipping his team mate after gratefully picking up a tow from a recovering Raikkonen. Completing the top 10 in what was a thrilling session were the Force Indias of Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez, making their “rst Q3 appearances of the year, and the Renaults of Nico Hulkenberg (who entered qualifying with a “ve-place grid drop hanging over him) and Carlos Sainz. Qualifying session AVON PARK „ The South Florida State College Panthers fell short after a late rally against Polk State College on Wednesday. After a long, hard-fought battle the Eagles soared past South Florida by a “nal score of 8-5. The loss drops the Panthers record to an even 25-25 for the season and 11-13 in Conference play. We were down 4-0 after the “rst nine outs,Ž said SFSC coach Rick Hitt. We have to get off to a better start pitching-wise. We have to do some things better. We did keep battling and got close to Polk. We “nally started getting guys on and started getting them in. We just could not keep them from scoring very often.Ž Hitt said the difference was that Polk State College was able to take advantage of its opportunities in the game. It was one of those games where Polk did a good job with their nine hits they had,Ž he said. We had a rough second inning throwing strikes and that cost us a couple of runs. We are going to try to work some things out on the mound before our next game and we are going to keep working. Brett Norwood had a pretty good swing on that two-run homer. That was a nice thing to see. I thought Josh Bobrowski threw some good pitches and gave us a couple of goose eggs. I thought we played pretty good defense for the most part. We just could not contain them enough to be able to score enough to beat them.Ž Polk State jumped to an early lead when Trent Sink“eld stepped to the plate and hit a blooper The freshwater “shing forecast for the end of April and beginning of May gives anglers a major shift in weather patterns starting Monday. Instead of six days of west winds there will be six days of easterly moderate to strong winds. Atmospheric pressure will also climb today through Mondays midday hours so you can expect “sh to be adjusting upward over the next 30 hours or so. Considering all “shing factors, a productive post-front feed condition, which is very rare, will occur this evening and Monday morning on the moonrise and moonset periods even though the full moon is forecast to shine bright tonight. If it we do get cloud-cover then Monday morning will be even better. The winds will be ideal out of the northeast today and then strong by most anglers de“nitions, blowing from the east Monday and remaining constant through the week. Water temperatures are absolutely perfect, with all species feeding at their highest annual rates. May is the best “shing month of the year rivaled only by November, due to the mid-70 to low-80degree water temperatures. During these months anglers must match the hatch and perfect the correct depth, action, and speed of our lakes rich food-chains feeding activity. Put your bait where the feeding frenzy occurs, achieve the correct presentation, or youll conclude, theres no “sh in the lake. Hopefully an aggressive hungry “sh will make a mistake and strike your bait before it gets its “ll. Best Fishing Days: This evening a greater than average pressure rise period will occur and will level off during the full moon period and then rise again during tomorrows sunrise „ both will be due to a shift in the weather pattern of the past week. So you can expect a higher than normal “sh-adjustment feeding-period this evening and Monday morning, instead of the normal midday full-moon feeding pattern, which will resume Tuesday and Wednesday. The Major Fishing Period: The moon underfoot period occurs at 12:52 p.m. and solar noon at 1:23 p.m. and the atmospheric pressure daily spike has been occurring about two hours prior to this lunar activity and I expect this pattern to continue throughout the next two days. Therefore from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. a feed intensity rating of 6-7 will occur. And as is always the case with full moon periods, the more nighttime cloud cover the greater the midday bite will be. Forecast predicts no cloud cover for tonights full moon. Last night there was The “rst winners of this weekends 41st HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty were crowned Friday at Road Atlanta after a pair of competitive feature races that saw Chet Wittel take an overall victory in his 1970 No. 33 Datsun 240Z and Josh Simpson bring his debuting 1973 No. 61 Porsche 911 RSR home a winner in its “rst race. The 41st edition of the HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty is showcasing Nissan/ Datsun as the Featured Marque and Wittel moved the celebration off to a perfect start by taking the “rst checkered ”ag of the weekend in his Bob Sharp Racing liveried 240Z in Race A of the SascoSports International/American Challenge. Wittel topped a “eld of more than 60 small-bore race cars that delivered big-time competition on the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit. He also scored International class honors, sharing the podium in that class and overall with runner-up and early-race leader Lawrence Cooper in his 1971 No. 17 Datsun 240Z and the third-place 1968 No. 6 BMW 2002 of Andre Herke. In addition to new title sponsor SascoSports, the popular HSR International/American Challenge has added an all-Porsche class in 2018. John Deford won that division in his 901 Shop-prepared No. 57 1970 Porsche 914/6, crossing the “nish line “fth overall. Veteran Porsche racer Vic Skirmants took Porsche-class runner-up honors in his 1961 No. 70 Porsche 356 and Craig SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNBY RUTH ANNE LAWSONCORRESPONDENTSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT PHOTOValtteri Bottas qualied third for todays Formula One race in Azerbaijan. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTSFSCs ADarius Council slides safely home ahead of the tag of Cody OertherCOURTESY PHOTOChet Wittel races his 1970 No. 33 Datsun 240Z to victory at Road Atlanta. 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B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 1 had begun with drama almost from the start. The session was barely four minutes old when Romain Grosjean become the “rst casualty. A huge lock-up at Turn 3 forced him to take the escape road, causing a big ”at spot on his front-left tire „ and ultimately a gearbox issue ended his day before it had even properly begun. As has been the pattern this season, Raikkonen started the qualifying process in impressive fashion and was the better of the two Ferraris at the beginning of Q1. With all 10 constructors running on the quickest ultrasoft tires early on, Force India continued to show signs of improvement with Ocon temporarily going P2 ahead of Mercedes and Red Bull. Ocons teammate, Perez, perhaps tried too hard to match the Frenchmans exploits. Turn 15 proved to be a big ask once again, with the driver overcooking the corner and ruining a set of tires. The opening session was beginning to hot up, with Raikkonen still leading the way, when the Toro Rosso pair of Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley almost collided in what was a very lucky escape. A slow-moving Hartley was limping out of Turn 14 after suffering a puncture when an onrushing Gasly rounded the corner and came within inches of colliding full speed into the back of the Kiwi. Both Toro Rossos ultimately exited Q1, and were followed by McLarens Stoffel Vanddorne, Saubers Marcus Ericsson „ the only driver to fail to reach Q2 this season „ and Grosjean. On a positive note, rookies Charles Leclerc and Sergey Sirotkin moved into Q2 for the “rst time this year. The second segment saw the top three teams „ Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull „ send all their drivers out on supersoft rubber with an eye on tomorrows race, while the rest of the “eld emerged on ultrasofts. And, similar to the opening session, it didnt take long for the tricky corners to bring out the best and worst of the drivers. Raikkonen suffered most after making a costly mistake and ”at-spotting his tires, forcing him to retreat to the pits for ultrasofts „ a switch that will surely compromise him in the race when all around him will start on more durable rubber. The Finn did at least put the rubber to good use, ending the session just over one-tenths quicker than Hamilton as the Williamses of Lance Stroll and Sirotkin, along with McLarens Fernando Alonso, Saubers Leclerc and Haas Kevin Magnussen (whose car lost bodywork at one stage) were the unfortunate ones to fail to reach Q3. So, who would come up with the goods in the all-important “nal session? Ferrari laid down the gauntlet when Vettel produced a superb lap to move to the top, an impressive 0.342s ahead of Hamilton. And that lap would ultimately prove enough for the German to secure his “rst hat-trick of pole positions since 2013 on a day when Ferrari on speed alone should have scored the 60th front row lockout in their F1 history. With the “rst four on the grid lining up in championship order and major gusts predicted to hit Baku on Sunday, the stage is set for what promises to be a thrilling Grand Prix. Race time is 8 a.m.VETTELFROM PAGE 1Watkins was third in his 1968 No. 146 Porsche 911. The American division saw a pair of classic Corvairs take two of three podium spots, led by class-winner James Reeve in his 1966 No. 51 Yenko Stinger. Reeves Corvair colleague Michael Leveque was third in his similar No. 23 1966 Yenko Stinger, with the duo split by Dave Roberts, who raced to second in his 1956 No. 57 Corvette, the oldest car in the race and only 1950s-era entry. he SascoSports International/ American Challenge opener was immediately followed by the B.R.M. Chronographes GT Classic Enduro Challenge, the “rst of three B.R.M. one-hour races on this weekends Mitty schedule. The win went to Josh Simpson in a 1973 No. 61 Porsche 911 RSR that was in its debut race after being built just this past year by the Simpson Motorsports team. The sharp-looking green-andyellow-trimmed 911 RSR pays tribute to an early Kremer Racing Porsche that raced with success in Europe. Second-place in the B.R.M. race went to the 2009 No. 1 Porsche Cayman of early race-leader Cody Ellsworth and his father and co-driver Bruce Ellsworth. Byron DeFoor “nished third in his Heritage Motorsportsprepared 1973 No. 50 Porsche 911 RSR. About HSR: Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) was formed in the mid-1970s with an event at Road Atlanta. There was one goal then and it remains true today: to celebrate the race cars from the past. 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Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.com50 percent cloud cover. So you can still expect “sh to feed during the 10-2 hours today. The Minor Fishing Periods: There has been more atmospheric pressure change during the evening than the early morning period. Today the moonrise occurs at 7:48 p.m. and the sunset at 7:58 p.m. so I predict greater “sh adjustment activity during the 5-8:30 hours of the evening period than the morning period. The evening periods rating most likely at 4-5 and the morning 3-4. Prime Monthly Periods: Today through May 2, last half of full moon week; 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, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass “shing charter packages available. Call to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Fishing Product Sale: The Gun Rack-Pure Grit Boot Company at 5621 US 27 Sebring, (half mile south of Florida Hospital) is currently having a 50 Percent Off All Fishing Products Sale as they phase out that aspect of their business. For great “shing product prices stop in and cash-in while supplies last. Better hurry. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their mating season which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and territorial and will not tolerate any encroachment in their mating areas. Any shallow body of water will have dangerous gators so be alert and constantly scan areas youre in...often. Smaller gators will be forced out of lakes to search for non-disputed waters by bigger males. Expect them in your pools and other waterways. Therefore gators will be where they usually are not, so scan areas for gator activity. News: The lake level is at 38.97 feet above sea level, which is the max-level in the 15-inch management-threshold range for the beginning of May. The maximum and minimum levels will be dropped as part of the regular seasonal lake-level management schedule in May. By June 1 the low will be at 37.50 feet and the high 38.50 feet. 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 “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ PAGE 1 Brandon Lester is no stranger to pressure. Just over a month ago, he and his wife Kimberly welcomed a new baby girl to their family. Friday, he weighed the largest limit of his “shing career „ a staggering 26-pound, 3-ounce limit of “ve bass that pushed his two-day total to 43-9 and took the lead at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake O the Cherokees. With $100,000 on the line for “rst place, the 30-year-old pro was calm and collected after walking off of the of“cial Bassmaster weigh-in stage „ not a common look among anglers who just took the lead over the worlds top-bass anglers. Theres a lot of “shing to be had still, and Im not getting ahead of myself,Ž Lester said. However, I like whats happening to my “shing area, and Im feeling pretty good about things.Ž Based on the calendar, Lester believes the spawn is behind schedule on the Oklahoma lake. That is, its happening right now. These bass are moving in to spawn in impressive numbers,Ž he said. This time of year, the “sh are very susceptible to being caught, but they can also be spooky. Some anglers are sight “shing, but Im covering water slowly and methodically. I had my “sh early enough in the day that I decided to go look for more productive water as a backup plan. I like what Ive got going on, and I also like what I found this afternoon.Ž The current weather trend is indicating more sun and increasing temperatures, which should only improve the “shing across the lake. The spawn is happening right now, and I feel like my areas are reloading with fresh “sh by the day,Ž Lester said. Another angler who is comfortable atop the Bassmaster leaderboard is four-time Bassmaster Classic champion Kevin VanDam from Kalamazoo, Michigan. VanDam began his day in fourth place, but dominated the “eld according to unof“cial weights listed on BASSTrakk, available at Bassmaster. com. After bringing 20-10 to the scales, VanDams two-day total weight is 42-9, placing the seven-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year in second place. I covered quite a bit of water today looking for the right bites,Ž he said. I had a very productive morning, so that afforded me some time to scout new areas for upcoming days of the tournament.Ž Having backup areas an angler can rely upon if his primary pattern falls apart is critical to “shing „ and especially winning „ a four-day tournament. The extra practice time I had today was productive. Most of what I found was a bust, but I did learn a few things that will help with my game plan going into tomorrow.Ž VanDam believes some heavy limits of bass will be brought to weigh-in over the next two days. The 108-angler “eld was cut to the Top 50 for Saturdays semi-“nal round of competition. The reduced number of boats on the water will eliminate a lot of “shing pressure occurring on Grand Lake right now,Ž VanDam said. I think the fans are in for a treat by the time this thing wraps up on Sunday. We are “shing this lake during one of the best weeks of the year.Ž Rounding out the Top 5 are Jacob Wheeler with 39-3, Cliff Crochet with 38-15 and Cliff Pace with 38-13. Alabamas Bill Weidler is currently leading the $1,500 Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award, thanks to a heavy 7-3 largemouth bass he caught during Thursdays opening round of competition.Lester takes lead at Grand Lake O the CherokeesSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S. PHOTOBrandon Leste rtook the lead on the second day of the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake with a two-day total weight of 43 pounds, 9 ounces. Cli Pace was in fth place after the rst two days of the tournament. WARNING! 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comElite Series moving to Kentucky LakePARIS, Tennessee „ Suf“ce it to say that hopes will run high when the worlds best bass anglers visit Kentucky Lake for the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia May 4-7, but hope wont be the only high measure on this Tennessee River impoundment. According to local pro Mark Menendez, the big lakes going to be bigger. For reference, this 160,300-acre reservoir generates a signi“cant amount of hydroelectric power, courtesy of Kentucky Dam; but the lakes vast storage capacity also serves to reduce ”ood crests on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. With snowmelt and heavy spring rains swelling those two systems, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been using Kentucky Lakes intended design to minimize downstream ”ooding. For a time, it looked like Kentucky Lake could be as much as 8to 10-feet high „ a de“nite game changer thats not going to happen. The TVA will be steadily dropping the water level throughout the tournament week and Menendez says hes expecting Kentucky Lake to be closer to summer pool (359 feet) by tournament time. When I left home (Paducah, Kentucky) on April 22 for the Elite tournament on Grand Lake, Kentucky Lake was at 359 feet and a day later, it was 362 with 145,000 cubic feet per second running through it and it was coming up half an inch an hour,Ž Menendez said. Now, its going to be a lot more manageable; its going to be 3 feet over summer pool and falling, so were going to be able to access the “sh. Theyre not going to go up in the woods and get away from us like Id thought with that “rst forecast.Ž Anytime waters rise as much as Kentucky Lake has, the following weeks invariably see some level of lingering impacts. Floating logs and debris pulled from the bank by the waters reach and retraction, stained from muddy in”ows „ Elite anglers will see some of this, but the lakes big enough to “nd areas of lesser impacts and cooperative “sh. It should be as premier as Kentucky is ever going to be seen,Ž Menendez said. This is best case scenario for us right now. The falling water will be pulling them to the outside edges of the buckbrush, willows and stuff like that. Just get a big old jig, a big old stiff rod and some big line and „ hand-tohand combat.Ž Menendez said hes looking for most of the tournaments productivity to be found south of the Paris Bridge, as more of the lakes “sh historically inhabit this region. Likely patterns include spinnerbaits, ChatterBaits, buzzbaits and, very likely, a lot of sight “shing. It should be on,Ž Menendez said. Its time for them to spawn. They spawn the “rst week of May every year, so its dead-on.Ž Each angler can weigh his “ve largest bass each day for a shot at the $100,000 top prize. After two days of full-“eld competition, the Top 50 anglers will qualify to “sh the semi-“nal round on Saturday. The “eld will then be cut again to the Top 12 on Sundays championship round. Daily takeoffs will begin each morning at 6 a.m. local time out of Paris Landing Marina. Weigh-ins will happen at Paris Landing State Park beginning at 3 p.m. each afternoon. Henry County Alliance will be hosting the event. The Bassmaster Outdoors Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon at Paris Landing State Park.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN GARRICK DIXON/B.A.S.S. PHOTOBassmaster Elite Series pro Mark Menendez will be among a full eld of 108 anglers as they take on the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia May 4-7 out of Paris, Tennessee. Coming off dominant back to back Championship seasons, winning seven titles in the past two years, Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR)/ Prestige Performance Racing announced today their driver line up for the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo (LST) North American Championship season. Four cars will compete in the six-race North American Series which kicks off May 4 when the IMSA WeatherTech Championship returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. World Finals and ProClass Champion Trent Hindman will once again pilot the No. 1 Prestige Performance WTR Lamborghini Huracn Super Trofeo (PRO), with new teammate Jonathan Cecotto. Cameron Cassels will return in the No. 33 Wayne Taylor Racing ST Huracn to race as a single driver in the AM-Class Championship. Sheena Monk, coming off a “rst-ever podium “nish at the 2017 World Finals in Imola, Italy, will commandeer the No. 7 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in the series LB Cup. Drivers to compete in the No. 10 entry will be named in the near future. Wayne Taylor Racing is looking forward to building on its winning legacy in the North American Super Trofeo Series,Ž said Travis Houge, Team Manager, Wayne Taylor Racing of the 2018 season. Our list of drivers is top notch and, as always, we have high expectations of them and our team. The competition has grown signi“cantly and the introduction of the new EVO race car will bring its challenges, but we are steadfastly prepared and looking forward to getting on track.Ž In 2017, coming off a very successful 2016 season where the team won a series high four Championship Titles, WTR and Prestige Performance Racing announced that it would “eld a four-car team to also include the series “rst-ever female driver pairing. The team went on to clinch the 2017 North American Lamborghini Super Trofeo PRO-Driver, Team and Dealer Championship titles for a second year in a row. Pro-Drivers and teammates Trent Hindman and Riccardo Agostini wrapped up their dominating season being crowned the overall 2017 Lamborghini Champions at the World Finals in Imola, Italy. This year, the No. 1 Prestige Performance WTR Lamborghini Huracn Super Trofeo combines the legacy of Trent Hindmans championship performances with another, teammate Jonathan Cecotto, son of Johnny Cecotto, the Venezuelan Formula One, German Touring Car star and Motorcycle World Champion. Cecotto will build on his own resume of success in German ADAC Formula 4 Championship (2015), Italian Tour Car Championship (2016) and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe (2017) to hopefully repeat the teams trip to Victory Lane. The AM Category will be handled by veteran driver Cassels in the No. 33 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracn Super Trofeo. This year, Cassels is also competing in the IMSA Prototype Challenge series in a Le Mans Prototype 3 car as well as running a partial season of kart racing, where he hopes to spend time with his four children as they learn about the exciting sport of racing. Monk will take on the LB Cup for WTR in her No. 7 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracn Super Trofeo. After completing the 2017 Corso Pilota to obtain her racing license, Monk immediately ”ew to the “nal race of the North American Super Trofeo Championship, held in Imola, Italy. In her “rst race weekend ever, Sheena “nished on podium, proving herself a future contender for 2018. 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Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 Bodymotion Racing evolving into championship formThe IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has undergone an evolution in recent years and Mike Bavaro, team owner of Bodymotion Racing and President of Bodymotion, Inc., likes what he sees. Bavaros team currently “elds two cars in the Continental Tire Challenge „ the No. 5 Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in the Grand Sport (GS) class and the No. 21 Porsche Cayman in the Street Tuner (ST) class. In GS, its the cars that have transformed during Bodymotions participation in the series, as it was announced in 2016 that the class would shift to GT4 speci“cations beginning in 2018. It was a move that has signi“cantly bolstered car counts with new teams and manufacturers. Look at GS,Ž Bavaro said. (The class) went down to “ve teams and now were up to 30 right now. Is that cool or what? That tells you right there it works and it will continue to work. The buzz in the paddock is good and thats the momentum we have right now.Ž Series veteran Stevan McAleer and newcomer Joe Robillard will pilot the teams Porsche in the GS class this season. McAleer doubles as Robillards driving coach at the New York-based Monticello Motor Club and while their position in the point standings may not re”ect their performance two races into the season „ 14th, 31 points behind the leader „ the potential is there. In January, the team led 22 laps in the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, but a brake failure in the “nal minutes … which McAleer persevered through … forced them to “nish 11th. At the series most recent race at Sebring International Raceway in March, Robillard was collected in an early incident and the team “nished 17th. (Stevan)s got nerves of steel and hes got brains behind it,Ž Bavaro said. Some people, they have more nerve than brains, but hes got it all. I have a lot of respect for the kid, everybody likes him. I think Joe is being helped by the coaching and hes come a long, long way in a few short months. Weve only done two races with Joe and I think hes got real, real good promise going forward.Ž The teams ST class entry with drivers Jason Rabe and Max Faulkner „ both of whom are also instructors at Monticello „ face a different landscape in its class. With the introduction of the new-for-2018 TCR class, ST is in its “nal season of competition in 2018, with most former ST teams making the transition to either TCR or GS. Bodymotions entry is currently the only Porsche in contention for the “nal ST championship. I would love to deliver the drivers and our race team a championship,Ž said Bavaro, whose team holds a one-point lead in the standings. We missed the GS championship last year by a couple points in second. The year before that we “nished third. This year, right now, we happen to be slimly leading the points two races in, so were anxious to keep that momentum going. Wed love to win a championship.Ž A championship would be icing on the cake for what has been a reinvestment year of sorts for the New Jersey team. With the purchase of its Porsche Cayman GT4 MR from Porsche Motorsport, Bavaro „ a Porsche privateer since 1983 „ sees his team reaping the rewards of a more direct support line from the German manufacturer. Bodymotion is evolving at a pretty fast rate because of the cooperation of IMSA and Porsche,Ž Bavaro said. Everything is a step up for us now. Were recommitting and putting more dollars into our infrastructure. With Porsches cooperation and IMSA helping us out, theyre guiding us along, and I dont mean that just from the top, I mean everybody.Ž As the team continues to evolve, Bavaro expressed interest of his own in the new TCR class following STs elimination at the end of the season. I think those TCR cars are like matchbox cars,Ž Bavaro said. Theyre kind of neat. I think of them as the next generation and lets face it, those are the kids that are going to be driving the car. I think (the cars) are kind of neat looking and I think its going to be fun to watch.Ž The Continental Tire Challenge returns to track next week at MidOhio Sports Car Course for the Mid-Ohio 120 on Saturday, May 5 at 2:20 p.m. Tickets are available at TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 5 Bodymotion Racing Porsche races at Sebring. BODYMOTION RACING PHOTOThe No. 21 Porsche races at Sebring. Button joins SMR Racing for WEC Super SeasonFormer Formula 1 champion the latest to make move to WECJenson Button, the 2009 Formula 1 champion, will complete the SMP Racing line-up alongside Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov. Buttons “rst race for the team will be the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16-17. Boris Rotenberg, SMP Racing founder and leader said: Im happy to welcome Jenson Button as a part of our team. He is a top-level driver and Formula 1 champion. He will race with the Russian BR1 prototype, a car of the top LMP1 category. His teammates will be our strongest drivers Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov. This car was designed with the most advanced motorsport technologies by the best specialists of the Russian company BR Engineering and Italian concern Dallara. Were sure our line-up is one of the best and most competitive in the FIA WEC.Ž SMP Racing will have cars competing in the WEC Super Season, both in the LMP1 class, where they will race the BR1 Prototypes. The team will be represented by six drivers: Egor Orudzev, Matevos Isaakyan, Stephane Sarrazin in the No. 17 car and Mikhail Aleshin, Vitaly Petrov and Button in the No. 11 car. Button was looking forward to Le Mans. Im delighted to be a part of the SMP Racing team in the FIA World Endurance Championship,Ž he said. My teammates for this year will be Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov whom I know very well from his racing in Formula 1 and Mikhail obviously from his IndyCar exploits. I think with those two and the experience we all have from different types of racing and the teams fantastic experience in endurance racing we have a great chance to “ght at the front and “ght for the win and I cant wait to get going.ŽSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOJenson Button will join SMP Racing for the WEC Super Season. Beautiful Greens & Best Rates 4800 Haw Branch Rd € Sebring, FL € (863) 382-3500 € 18 Holes $ 20.00 AFTER 1:00 PM18 Holes $ 18.00 Golf Course & Restaurant OPEN! Rates Valid from May Sept. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 into center“eld for a single and sending home two runs, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead. The Eagles extended their lead in the top of the second. Rhys Cratty and Sam Koruschak were both brought home with a couple of bases loaded walks furthering Polk States lead to 4-0. South Floridas ADarius Council hit a grounder past shortstop and into left “eld for a single in the bottom of the third. Pierson Lewis hit a grounder to second for a single. Jordan Austin stepped to the plate and hit a sacri“ce ”y into right “eld sending home Council for an RBI cutting the de“cit to 4-1. The Eagles answered back in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Zach Scott, pushing the Eagles lead to 5-1. In the top of the “fth Polk State once again added to their lead. Chase Ashby hammered a solo home run over the left “eld wall building the Eagles lead to an overwhelming 6-1 lead. The Panthers cut the de“cit in the bottom of the “fth. Franco Camacho hit a liner up the middle into center “eld for a single and took second on a passed ball. The ball struck Jakobe Smith, putting runners on “rst and second. Camacho and Smith both advanced on a wild pitch putting them in scoring position. Lewis hit a grounder to second base for a single driving home Camacho for an RBI closing the gap to 6-2. Polk State answered back in the top of the sixth when Scott hit a solo homer over the right-center “eld wall stretching the Eagles lead to 7-2. The Panthers started a rally in the bottom of the seventh. Smith was hit by the ball to get on “rst and then stole second when he saw an opportunity. When Smith slid into second Polks catcher overthrew second and Smith took third. Lewis stepped to the plate and hit a sacri“ce grounder to second sending home Smith to make it 7-3. South Florida continued the rally into the bottom of the eighth inning. Polk State changed pitchers four times against “ve hitters. The Panthers started the bottom of the inning off with Pedro Castellano drew a walk to get on “rst. Brett Norwood stepped to the plate and pummeled the ball over the center “eld wall for a two-run homer reducing the Eagles lead to 7-5. It is a shame that we lost this series,Ž said Norwood. We are out of the playoffs, but we should still try to “nish on a strong note. Home runs always feel good but it would have felt better if we won. I think we have a lot of talent this season, we had a lot of good young players come in, it obviously did not end the way we wanted it to but I like the core group of guys that have. Ive made a lot of lifelong friends. I just want to continue my baseball career and I plan on going to Virgin ia Commonwe alth University from here.Ž In the top of the ninth the Eagles enhance their lead. Polk States Cratty sent the ball soaring over the left-center “eld wall for a solo homer increasing the Eagles lead to 8-5. The Panthers will be back at home for their “nal home game of the season Monday at 6 p.m. against the St. Petersburg College Titans. PANTHERFROM PAGE 1 RUTH ANNE LAWSONSouth Florida State College pitcher Josh Bobrowski delivers a pitch. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTSFSCs Jakobe Smith getting hit in the side by the pitch. The opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, the TOTAL 6 Hours of SpaFrancorchamps on May 3-5, was of“cially launched at an event in Brussels in front of WEC CEO Grard Neveu, top class drivers from the LMP1, LMP2 and GTE classes and leading media “gures from Belgium and the Netherlands. Alongside Jos Mara Lpez (Toyota Gazoo Racing), Jan Lammers (Racing Team Nederland), Maxime Martin (Aston Martin Racing) and Nicky Catsburg (BMW Team MTEK), Neveu explained why the iconic SpaFrancorchamps circuit plays such an important role in the WEC calendar. 2018 will be the “rst time that the season has opened at the Belgian track. As well as being one of the most iconic tracks in the world and loved by all the drivers, every year Spa manages to surpass itself and our event gets better and better,Ž Neveu said. Coming before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Spa also plays a crucial role as a dress rehearsal for the big race, and there is no better place for us to launch our Super Season. We have an incredible 37 cars on the grid, and our pre-season test, the Prologue, proved that nothing can be guaranteed in terms of the competition throughout the “eld.Ž The WEC will be making two stops at Spa, as well as two stops at Le Mans, for the Super Season, with the remaining races taking place at Silverstone, Shanghaie, Fuji and of course, Sebring International Raceway. We have so many things for our fans to see and do, including some great new Augmented Reality and Interactive entertainments, we really look forward to welcoming fans from not just Belgium but also the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, the UK and beyond,Ž Neveu said. With the support of our partner, Total, we are convinced this years edition „ the “rst of two in the Super Season „ will be the best yet.ŽWEC ready to begin Super SeasonSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTODrivers pose for a photo during the WEC press conference in Brussels. adno=720015 147 S. 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The News Wire Sunday, April 29, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER RUSSIA: FLOATING NUCLEAR PLANT TOWED TO SEA FOR FUELING TRIPSee page 3 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) „ Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolinas fabled Lost Colony could bene“t after a preservation group took out its “rst-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some colonists may have resettled hundreds of years ago. The 16th century English colonists who vanished after being left in the New World have piqued popular imagination and intrigued historians for centuries. One North Carolina community is even holding a Lost Colony Festival this weekend. The preservation of land linked to their disappearance could enable future researchers to shed new light on the historic riddle. The 1,000-acre property is so special historically and ecologically that the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust decided to take a risk and borrow $5.3 million for a real estate deal, said Lee Leidy, attorney and Northeast Region director for the trust. Its the “rst time in 26 years that the trust has done so. The trust plans to turn the property over to the state, eventually, preserving it for future study. It was a veritable time capsule of important historical events,Ž Leidy said. In addition to being the place where historians now believe some of the colonists resettled, the land in rural Bertie County has been home to an Indian village and to the plantation of Gov. Thomas Pollock, who served two stints as governor in the early 1700s. The land, which includes 3.5 miles along Salmon Creek, is important ecologically, with ”ood plain forests of cypress-gum swamp and Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mysteryBy MARTHA WAGGONERASSOCIATED PRESSRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) „ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the start of a Middle East visit that of“cials said he would use to call on European and other nations to impose further sanctions against Iran. Pompeo reached the Saudi capital shortly after Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen said they had “red eight ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabias southern city of Jizan. The Saudi civil defense directorate said one person had been killed by shrapnel from the attack, which damaged two houses. It said four missiles had been intercepted by the kingdoms air defense forces. Senior U.S. of“cials traveling with Pompeo blamed Iran for smuggling the missiles into Yemen. They said the incident underscored the importance of the Trump administrations push to counter Iranian supported-aggression in the region. Iran has backed the Houthi rebellion in Yemen and is helping Syrian President Bashar Assads government “ght rebels. Pompeo planned talks with the Saudi king, crown prince and foreign minister just weeks ahead of several key dates that could further roil the volatile region. After leaving Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Pompeo will ”y to Israel and Jordan before ending his “rst trip abroad as Americas top diplomat. The of“cials said Irans longand medium-range missile programs had to be countered as part of efforts to strengthen the Iran nuclear deal, from which President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw. The of“cials said Pompeo would call on other nations to impose tougher sanctions against Iranian people, businesses and government agencies involved in missile development. They said hed also stress the U.S. commitment to the defense of Saudi Arabia, Israel and other friends and partners in the region. The of“cials traveling with Pompeo said the secretary would also raise Trumps concern about the festering dispute Pompeo kicks off Mideast leg of first trip as top US envoyBy MATTHEW LEEAP DIPLOMATIC WRITERWASHINGTON „ A furious President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called falseŽ allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor whod been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump stepped up his criticism of Montanas Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Committee, in two tweets days after asserting that Tester has to have a big price to payŽ politically in the GOP friendly state for his leading role in Ronny Jacksons failed VA bid. Tester faces a competitive re-election race this year. Tester, in a statement, didnt directly respond to Trump but said he was committed to aiding veterans. At issue are allegations that Tester has said were brought to his attention by more than 20 military and retired military personnel whove worked with Jackson. Tester said not investigating would have been a dereliction of dutyŽ and said making them public was important for the sake of transparency. The charges against Jackson raised questions about his prescribing practices and leadership ability, including accusations of drunkenness on the job. Testers of“ce collected the allegations, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. „ On the day after the Parkland school shooting, children across Florida were brought to hospitals by police or other authorities to undergo emergency mental health exams „ an unusually high number that kept climbing in the days that followed. On Feb. 27, about two weeks after the Valentines Day massacre, 195 children across Florida were taken for psychiatric observation under the states Baker Act. The number is the highest single daily total in nearly “ve years, according to “gures obtained by the Sun Sentinel. The data suggest that not only were children upset and fearful after the highly publicized shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, but schools and other professionals were more vigilant in hospitalizing children who might pose a threat to others „ like school shooter Nikolas Cruz, experts said. School and mental health professionals never sent Cruz for emergency psychiatric treatment despite their longstanding knowledge of his troubled mental health. Had he ever been committed for long-term treatment, he would have been banned from buying guns under federal law. Now Floridas Baker Act „ and whether of“cials should have used it to get intensive Trump wants Tester to resign over failed VA nominationAfter Parkland, number of children hospitalized for mental health care jumpedBy JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLERASSOCIATED PRESSBy MEGAN OMATZSUN SENTINEL MENTAL HEALTH | 4 TESTER | 4 COLONY | 2 MIDEAST | 4 PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FIRST COLONY FOUNDATION VIA APIn this 2017 photo provided by Nicholas Luccketti with the First Colony Foundation, archaeologists excavate a site known as Site X, in Bertie County, N.C. In this 2015 photo provided by the First Colony Foundation, archaeologists excavate a site known as Site X, in Bertie County, N.C. AP PHOTOU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday. AP FILE PHOTOSIn this Jan. 16, le photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters. In this Jan. 25, le photo, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., arrives for voting at the Capitol in Washington. 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Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTMostly sunnyA moonlit skyHIGH 89 LOW 655% chance of rain 10% chance of rainPartly sunny89 / 610% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny and pleasant89 / 640% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny and delightful90 / 650% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSunny92 / 665% chance of rain FRIDAYWarm with plenty of sun92 / 6415% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 10 10 5 2 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 00-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE657891959084Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: N.A.Punta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 1.15Ž Normal month to date 1.91Ž Year to date 4.32Ž Normal year to date 9.42Ž Record 1.35Ž (1995) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.39Ž Normal month to date 2.37Ž Year to date 2.51Ž Normal year to date 10.86Ž Record 1.35Ž (1997) High/Low 86/61 Normal High/Low 87/63 Record High 96 (2017) Record Low 48 (1977) High/Low 81/59 High/Low 81/64 Normal High/Low 83/63 Record High 93 (1996) Record Low 51 (1978)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 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 4.32 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 82 61 s 79 61 s Bradenton 85 67 s 87 65 pc Clearwater 84 68 s 85 67 s Coral Springs 85 71 pc 83 70 pc Daytona Beach 81 62 s 77 61 s Fort Lauderdale 84 73 pc 82 73 pc Fort Myers 89 69 s 89 65 s Gainesville 87 59 s 84 57 s Jacksonville 80 57 s 77 56 s Key Largo 82 74 pc 81 74 s Key West 82 76 pc 84 75 s Lakeland 87 63 s 86 59 s Melbourne 83 69 s 81 66 s Miami 85 72 pc 83 72 pc Naples 86 68 pc 89 66 s Ocala 86 57 s 83 54 s Okeechobee 84 62 s 81 58 pc Orlando 88 63 s 85 60 s Panama City 80 59 s 79 62 s Pensacola 83 57 s 79 63 s Pompano Beach 83 73 pc 81 72 pc St. Augustine 77 63 s 75 62 s St. Petersburg 88 65 s 89 64 s Sarasota 86 65 s 88 62 pc Tallahassee 85 55 s 85 56 s Tampa 88 68 s 89 65 pc Vero Beach 84 64 s 82 66 s West Palm Beach 83 70 pc 80 69 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 3:56a 9:31a 3:14p 10:37p Mon. 4:43a 9:52a 3:34p 11:14p Today 2:33a 7:47a 1:51p 8:53p Mon. 3:20a 8:08a 2:11p 9:30p Today 1:24a 6:29a 12:48p 7:31p Mon. 2:17a 6:57a 1:10p 8:13p Today 4:28a 10:00a 3:46p 11:06p Mon. 5:15a 10:21a 4:06p 11:43p Today 12:48a 6:26a 12:06p 7:32p Mon. 1:35a 6:47a 12:26p 8:09p SSE 6-12 0-1 Light NNE 7-14 1-2 LightFt. Myers 89/69 sun none Punta Gorda 90/62 sun none Sarasota 86/65 sun none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Full Apr 29 Last May 7 New May 15 First May 21 Today 7:51 p.m. 6:50 a.m. Monday 8:47 p.m. 7:28 a.m. Today 6:52 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Monday 6:51 a.m. 8:01 p.m. Today 5:42a 11:54a 6:05p ---Mon. 6:29a 12:17a 6:52p 12:41p Tue. 7:18a 1:06a 7:42p 1:30p Monterrey 73/66 Chihuahua 89/56 Los Angeles 70/55 Washington 60/44 New York 55/43 Miami 85/72 Atlanta 70/47 Detroit 58/38 Houston 82/58 Kansas City 71/57 Chicago 61/43 Minneapolis 72/52 El Paso 89/65 Denver 79/48 Billings 66/42 San Francisco 64/51 Seattle 60/47 Toronto 51/35 Montreal 48/43 Winnipeg 74/53 Ottawa 44/37 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: 04/29/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 82 52 s 77 52 s Anchorage 44 39 sh 48 39 c Atlanta 70 47 s 75 53 s Baltimore 59 40 pc 69 48 s Billings 66 42 t 54 40 r Birmingham 72 46 s 78 54 s Boise 59 40 r 62 40 c Boston 57 41 pc 51 43 c Buffalo 48 34 c 56 45 s Burlington, VT 51 41 sh 54 42 c Charleston, WV 60 36 pc 70 45 s Charlotte 68 42 s 73 50 s Chicago 61 43 s 71 56 s Cincinnati 60 37 s 70 49 s Cleveland 51 36 pc 65 50 s Columbia, SC 73 45 s 76 51 s Columbus, OH 57 37 s 69 48 s Concord, NH 55 37 sh 53 37 c Dallas 84 62 pc 81 66 pc Denver 79 48 pc 72 42 pc Des Moines 71 56 s 81 64 c Detroit 58 38 s 70 52 s Duluth 63 49 s 72 56 c Fairbanks 53 38 pc 46 34 c Fargo 72 57 s 74 42 t Hartford 57 38 pc 53 40 c Helena 61 37 r 55 37 c Honolulu 80 66 s 81 70 pc Houston 82 58 pc 81 66 pc Indianapolis 60 38 s 71 51 s Jackson, MS 76 49 s 79 53 s Kansas City 71 57 s 79 63 pc Knoxville 64 39 s 73 46 s Las Vegas 84 61 s 80 59 pc Los Angeles 70 55 pc 67 55 pc Louisville 65 41 s 75 52 s Memphis 69 47 s 76 56 s Milwaukee 54 40 s 66 55 s Minneapolis 72 52 s 80 62 pc Montgomery 75 45 s 80 53 s Nashville 66 40 s 75 52 s New Orleans 83 64 s 82 67 s New York City 55 43 pc 56 48 pc Norfolk, VA 64 49 s 69 54 s Oklahoma City 80 60 pc 77 64 pc Omaha 74 60 pc 83 63 pc Philadelphia 56 41 pc 66 46 pc Phoenix 93 65 s 86 62 s Pittsburgh 53 36 pc 65 46 s Portland, ME 51 40 r 52 38 c Portland, OR 58 46 sh 58 47 c Providence 60 40 pc 53 42 c Raleigh 66 42 s 71 48 s Salt Lake City 68 45 c 59 43 pc St. Louis 65 47 s 76 59 s San Antonio 81 64 pc 77 66 pc San Diego 66 58 pc 65 56 pc San Francisco 64 51 pc 63 50 pc Seattle 60 47 sh 58 47 c Washington, DC 60 44 pc 71 51 s Amsterdam 58 49 r 59 43 r Baghdad 76 63 s 82 65 s Beijing 89 60 s 76 54 pc Berlin 77 57 pc 75 47 t Buenos Aires 74 59 r 69 54 s Cairo 94 76 pc 96 77 s Calgary 45 31 r 51 36 c Cancun 84 73 pc 86 75 pc Dublin 49 36 pc 52 37 pc Edmonton 48 30 r 55 36 c Halifax 61 42 r 49 37 r Kiev 77 54 pc 77 53 s London 49 39 c 43 39 r Madrid 56 38 pc 57 39 sh Mexico City 76 58 pc 78 56 pc Montreal 48 43 r 55 43 c Ottawa 44 37 r 58 36 c Paris 60 43 r 52 40 r Regina 73 37 pc 46 33 r Rio de Janeiro 84 70 s 85 71 s Rome 78 59 pc 71 54 pc St. Johns 61 39 r 45 33 c San Juan 86 75 s 86 75 pc Sydney 69 59 pc 70 57 s Tokyo 75 62 s 73 63 pc Toronto 51 35 s 65 45 s Vancouver 55 45 sh 57 47 pc Winnipeg 74 53 s 59 35 cHigh ................... 90 at Gila Bend, AZLow ................. 16 at Embarrass, MN(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)73An April 29, 1874, cold snap brought 0.50 of an inch of snow to New York City, its latest measurable snowfall on record. Q: What is the worlds deadliest natural disaster?A: Flooding. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 89/65 87/64 88/66 88/65 87/63 88/63 87/63 86/61 87/63 88/68 85/67 85/70 86/66 89/69 88/64 90/62 88/65 90/63 89/64 87/63 87/64 88/63 88/63 88/65 87/64 83/67 86/66 85/66 89/63 86/65 85/66 86/63 86/65 84/68 85/70 87/67 88/67 88/65 bottomland hardwood forest. The military also uses the area as a central training route and supported the preservation, Leidy said. The nonpro“t trust, which has preserved almost 70,000 undeveloped acres since 1992, purchased the land last year and plans to pay off the loans with money from grants. While theres no speci“c timetable for turning the property over to the state, an of“cial from the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will visit the site May 14, Leidy said. Englands ill-fated “rst settlement in North America was established in 1587, when 116 English settlers landed on Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina, led by explorer John White. He left them there when he sailed back to England that same year for more supplies. When he returned in 1590, delayed by war between England and Spain, none of the colonists remained. White knew the majority had planned to move 50 miles into the maine,Ž as he wrote, referring to the mainland. The only clues he found about the fate of the other two dozen were the word CROATOANŽ carved into a post and CROŽ lettered on a tree trunk, leading historians to suspect they moved south to live with American Indians on whats now Hatteras Island. Archaeologists now believe that some found their way to the land in Bertie County. The possibility “rst came to light in 2012, when researchers at the British Museum in London announced they had found a drawing of a fort that had been obscured under a patch on a map of Virginia and North Carolina drawn by White in the 1580s. The drawing placed the fort in an area of Bertie County where archaeologists have found colonial-era English pottery and signs of a Native American village. While the area is best known now for its probable Lost Colony connection, it has more pottery shards from the Indian village of Mettaquem than from the Europeans, said Nick Luccketti, co-vice president of the First Colony Foundation, the group spearheading the archaeological dig on a parcel known as Site X. The Native Americans are a hugely important part of the story,Ž said Phil Evans, president of the foundation. We tend to take a Euro-centric view but ... that site can tell a whole century of North Carolina history from 1584 to the Tuscarora wars of the 1700s. Its a century of North Carolina history thats often forgotten because there are no standing structures for people to see.Ž Luccketti and Evans believe perhaps up to 12 members of the Lost Colony settled on Site X, possibly as a watch party for incoming friendly or enemy ships. The remains of other small settlements or a single large one could be located nearby in areas where they havent dug, they said. Meanwhile, the small town of Windsor, population about 27,000, is hosting its third annual Lost Colony Festival on Saturday. The towns tourism director, Billy Smithwick, envisions a Lost Colony visitors center there after the state takes over the property, along with other attractions to attract visitors. Its a little gift from heaven,Ž he said.COLONYFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDED BY FIRST COLONY FOUNDATION VIA APIn this 2017 photo provided by the First Colony Foundation, archaeologist Anthony W. Smith records information on a grid square that he excavated at Site X, in Bertie County, N.C. Experts say the way authorities matched DNA from decadesold crime scenes to a suspect arrested this week in the Golden State Killer case represents something new. Ruth Dickover, director of UC Davis forensic science program, described law enforcements approach as a glimpse into a future in which virtually all genetic information is accessible to the government. Unlike a Social Security number that can be forged,Ž she said, your DNA is your DNA, and its with you from birth to even a little after death.Ž The arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. this week in the terrifying attacks in the 1970s and 1980s has sparked debate about police tactics and whether the DNA match raises privacy concerns.How exactly did they make the match?It hinged on, an open-source platform in which people volunteer their genetic information in hopes of “nding long-lost family members. The largest genealogy services, 23andme and, conduct DNA tests for paying customers but largely shield their “ndings from other parties. GEDmatch is a free service; consenting users upload test results from a variety of genealogy websites and cross-reference their “ndings to discover relatives who might have tested with different companies. Its kind of intended to be unregulated so people on their own initiative can load their information,Ž UC Berkeley law professor Andrea Roth said. Its easy to see why people would cheer the use of such tactics, Roth said. But before we celebrate, we have to remember that the government probably looked at a lot of innocent people before getting here,Ž she said.What does GEDmatch have to say?GEDmatch says it was not approached by law enforcement regarding the case, but it said users should be cognizant their data could be used by outside parties. While the database was created for genealogical research, it is important that GEDmatch participants understand the possible uses of their DNA, including identi“cation of relatives that have committed crimes or were victims of crimes,Ž the company said in a statement. If you are concerned about non-genealogical uses of your DNA, you should not upload your DNA to the database and/ or you should remove your DNA that has already been uploaded.Ž Founded in 2011, the site is run by genealogical enthusiasts and is funded by donations and sales of more sophisticated search features. It has amassed around 950,000 user pro“les „ a fraction of 23andmes more than 2 million customers ands 10 million test-takers. But GEDmatchs data are not encrypted and are stored in plain text. The companys privacy policy warns its information could be used for purposes beyond genealogical research. That made the site the perfect tool for investigators, who were able to search without needing a warrant and parse genetic pro“les of a new swath of individuals who hadnt previously been arrested.What are the privacy concerns?DNA doesnt simply identify an individual, warned Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It identi“es whole families. People say, I signed this consent form, but he or she is not the only one. The privacy of everyone Im related to is affected,Ž Tien said. If investigators had no reasonable suspicion the Golden State Killer or his relatives were GEDmatch users, the tactic is the de“nition of a “shing expedition,Ž Tien said. Melissa Deangelo, a user from Mississippi, said Friday she was surprised by the companys disclosure that DNA housed on the site may have played a role in the suspects arrest. Is it an invasion of privacy? Yes,Ž she said. Was it worth the risk considering what he was doing? It was.Ž Former Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley thinks the public safety bene“t of mining DNA outweighs privacy concerns. Law enforcement was creative and resourceful, and what they did was lawful and I commend them,Ž Cooley said. It doesnt mean there wont be issues raised, but at the end of day, you have to give a certain amount of weight to taking a serial murderer and rapist who has been unapprehended for four decades off the streets.ŽCRACKING THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER CASE: Clever detective work or a violation of privacy?By JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON, TRACEY LIEN, BENJAMIN ORESKES and PAIGE ST. JOHNLOS ANGELES TIMESFROM PAGE ONE/NATIONAL NEWS


The Sun /Sunday, April 29, 2018 Page 3 PESTTAPEPAREEBPLUS TACHEVENOCALAABASE STARESANDSTRIPSPACER DEPORTNAIFSAYSTUSA NEWMOMSTASISHICCUP CIGSFATHERINONESCAPE ANOSTARDMXELMER PTAMICAHREALDADS NOTEAMOMENTTOSPARCIO ALESEAOOZECATHER CHURLDRTGRAZE HYPNOSPRESUMEWEI OPSJETEPROPELLEDPLAN WEARXINGDELTAEMO NUDIEAIDNASTGEM HADLESSHORSEMANEKITE ELDESTURBANAOAFISH AGOASAMIPETSSALLYS VOWELLEASTBUTNOTLAST ERNSTORNOTRYANETTA NESTSPIANOEXESRESTANSWERS to crosswordWORLD NEWSLONDON „ Al“e Evans, a British toddler with a degenerative brain condition whose parents lost a legal battle to keep him on life support at a Vatican hospital, was mourned with balloons set free in the sky and prayers from the pope after he died Saturday weeks shy of his second birthday. Kate James and Tom Evans said their sons death overnight in Liverpool, England had left them heartbroken.Ž Al“es condition left him with almost no brain function, and multiple courts ruled that keeping him alive was not in his best interests before doctors removed his ventilator “ve days ago. My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30,Ž Evans, 21, wrote in a Facebook post decorated with a broken heart and crying emojis. As news spread in the community, dozens of people laid ”owers and mementoes in a park near Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool, where Al“e was treated. About 1,000 people gathered 12 hours after the boy died to release blue and purple balloons in solidarity with the grieving mother and father who had struggled to come to terms with their childs terminal illness. James, 20, posted a message on social media thanking everyone who supported the family through Al“es illness and court “ght. Al“es case sparked a medical ethics debate that resonated far beyond Britain. Doctors overseeing his care said further treatment was futile and he should be allowed to die. But his parents fought for months to try to convince judges to allow them to take him to the Vaticans childrens hospital, where life support would have been maintained. Under British law, courts are asked to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the right course of treatment for a child. In such cases, the rights of the child take primacy over the parents right to decide whats best for their daughters and sons. Pope Francis, who met with Evans and publicly supported the parents campaign to bring Al“e to Bambino Gesu Hospital, wrote condolences that were posted Saturday on Twitter. I am deeply moved by the death of little Al“e,Ž Francis said. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.Ž Italy granted Al“e citizenship and put a military plane on standby to transport him to Rome, if the courts allowed it. Goodbye, little Al“e. We loved you,Ž Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano tweeted Saturday. Tensions between the toddlers parents and the hospital had eased in recent days. Evans, who earlier said doctors were wrong about Al“es prognosis and threatened to resume the court battle over his care, pledged to work with hospital staff to give his son dignity and comfortŽ in his “nal days. Our lives have been turned upside down by the intense focus on Al“e and his situation,Ž Evans said Thursday outside the Liverpool hospital. He thanked the hospital staff for their dignity and professionalism during what must be an incredibly dif“cult time for them too.Ž Alder Hey issued a statement to express heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Al“es family.Ž All of us feel deeply for Al“e, Kate, Tom and his whole family and our thoughts are with them,Ž the hospital said. This has been a devastating journey for them, and we would ask that their privacy and the privacy of staff at Alder Hey is respected.Ž Al“es case received widespread attention outside Britain, especially in predominantly Catholic countries. Pope Francis recently appealed for the wishes of the boys parents to be heeded, saying only God can decide who dies. Of“cials in Poland and Italy criticized Britains courts and state-run National Health Service. A leading right-wing politician in Italy, Veneto Gov. Luca Zaia, said that in Al“e, the so-called civilized world has supplied the latest proof of enormous incivility.Ž Supporters of the parents staged angry protests regularly outside the hospital and tried to storm the entrance at times. Alder Hey asked for tributes to Al“e to be left in a park next door so the hospitals work wasnt disrupted.Boy whose parents fought to keep life support mourned in UKBy DANICA KIRKA and SYLVIA HUIASSOCIATED PRESS ALFIES ARMY OFFICIAL VIA APIn this April 23, handout photo provided by Ales Army Ocial, brain-damaged toddler Ale Evans cuddles his mother Kate James at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, England. Kate James and Tom Evans, the parents, said on Facebook that 23-month-old Ale Evans, who had an incurable degenerative brain condition and was at the center of a legal battle over his treatment, died early morning Saturday.Greece approves 1.2 billion-euro US deal for F-16 fighters Manager of Iranian newspaper detained in libel case Egypt jails 13 police for taking part in protestAzerbaijan: High-rise planned as Trump hotel catches fireSpain: Gang rape verdicts spur 3rd day of Pamplona protests Russian Orthodox leader on 1st Albania visit by church headATHENS, Greece (AP) „ A panel of senior Greek government and military of“cials has approved a $1.45 billion deal to upgrade more than half of the countrys American-made F-16 “ghter planes. Of“cials say the deal approved by the Greek cabinet on Saturday will give 85 of Greeces ”eet of F-16s capabilities similar to the much more advanced F-35 “ghters minus stealth technology. The terms of the agreement call for Greece to pay for the improvements until 2027 or 2028, but the U.S. agreed to cap annual payments at 150 million euros ($182 million) after that. U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt tweeted that the approval built on Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass visit to the White House in October. Tsipras leads the Greek cabinet. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) „ Iranian authorities have detained the head of a reformist newspaper over an article that alleged prostitution at a residential complex in the eastern city of Mashhad. The semi-of“cial ISNA news agency reported Saturday that several people “led legal complaints about the article in the Shargh newspaper, saying it had insulted women. The article provided no evidence to support its claim of prostitution. ISNA quoted Hassan Heidari, the deputy prosecutor in Mashhad, as saying that the newspapers director general, Mehdi Rahmanian, was detained and will be required to pay compensation to the plaintiffs. Iran has detained a number of reform-minded journalists over the years and shuttered media seen as overly critical of the government. CAIRO (AP) „ An Egyptian court has sentenced 13 policemen to between three and “ve years in prison for taking part in a 2015 strike demanding higher pay and better working conditions. Eleven were sentenced to three years in prison and two were sentenced to “ve on charges of illegal assembly, inciting against the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of law enforcement, and belonging to an outlawed group. The Cairo Criminal Courts verdict on Saturday was reported by the state-run Al-Ahram website. The verdict can be appealed. In 2015, hundreds of policemen went on strike in the northeastern province of Sharqiya. Egypt outlawed all unauthorized protests in 2013, after the military overthrew an elected Islamist president amid mass protests calling for his resignation. BAKU, Azerbaijan „ A high-rise building in Azerbaijans capital that once was intended to be a Trump-branded hotel caught “re Saturday, but the ”ames were put out and no injuries were reported. The 33-story building had few visible signs of damage to its exterior once “re“ghters, who sprayed water into the structure from trucks, extinguished the blaze. The “res cause has not been established, authorities said. Re”ecting the buildings significance in Azerbaijan, Emergency Situations Minister Kamalladin Heydarov was at the scene. The ministry said the “re started on the 18th ”oor and burned for three hours. The “re lasted a long time due to a lack of water,Ž Deputy Minister Etibar Mammadov said. The reasons for the “re are being investigatedŽ The Trump Organization canceled its licensing deal for the planned hotel in December 2016, one month after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president. The company had partnered on the project with Anar Mammadov, the son of the transport minister of Azerbaijan at the time, Ziya Mammadov. The elder Mammadov was suspected by U.S. diplomats of laundering money for Irans military, according to leaked diplomatic cables made available in 2010. Financial disclosures “led by his campaign, Trump earned between $2.5 million and $2.8 million in management fees from the unopened hotel. Plans to open the high-rise as a business center so far havent materialized. MADRID (AP) „ Tens of thousands of people have marched in northern Spain for a third consecutive day to protest the acquittal of “ve men on gang rape charges. Local police in Pamplona estimated the size of the crowd at Saturdays march was 35,000. An 18-year-old woman was attacked during the citys famed San Fermin bull-running festival in 2016. The “ve men, whose members named their WhatsApp group The Pack,Ž were convicted Thursday on a lesser felony of sexual abuse and sentenced to nine years each in prison. Lawyers say the victim is appealing the verdict. The courts decision has also prompted thousands of women to share their experiences of abuse on Twitter under the hashtag #cuentalo, Spanish for #tellit. The Spanish government has announced plans to convene discussions on possible legal reforms. TIRANA, Albania (AP) „ The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church is making the “rst visit to Albania by a head of the Russian church. Patriarch Kirill arrived Saturday at Tirana-Mother Teresa International Airport, where he was welcomed by the primate of Albanias Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Archbishop Anastasios. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD AP PHOTOAzerbaijani reghters work at the scene of the Trump-branded building in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday. A building in Azerbaijan which was once intended to be a Trump-branded hotel has caught re. ST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ A ”oating nuclear power plant built in Russia has embarked on its “rst sea voyage so its reactors can be loaded with fuel. The ”oating plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, was towed on Saturday out of the St. Petersburg shipyard where it was constructed. It is to be pulled through the Baltic Sea and around the northern tip of Norway to Murmansk in northwest Russia, where the nuclear reactors are to be fueled. The Lomonosov is to be put into service in 2019 in the Arctic off the coast of Chukotka in the far east, providing power for a port town and for oil rigs. The project has been widely criticized by environmentalists. Greenpeace has dubbed it a ”oating Chernobyl.ŽRussia: Floating nuclear plant towed to sea for fueling tripTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOThe oating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, is towed out of the St. Petersburg shipyard where it was constructed in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday. The Akademik Lomonosov is to be loaded with nuclear fuel in Murmansk, then towed to position in the Far East in 2019. The archbishop says this “rst historical peace visitŽ is of remarkable importance.Ž Kirill also plans to meet with Albanias president and prime minister during his three-day trip. Albania was a close ally of the Soviet Union after World War II. The countrys communist regime banned religion in 1967, turning churches, mosques and other places of worship into shopping centers, sports halls and theaters. The regime fell in 1990. The population of 3 million people is mostly Muslim, but there also are Orthodox and Catholic communities.


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, April 29, the 119th day of 2018. There are 246 days left in the year. Today in history On April 29, 1968, the counterculture rock musical HairŽ heralding the Age of AquariusŽ opened at Broadways Biltmore Theater following limited engagements off-Broadway, beginning a run of 1,750 performances. On this date In 1429 Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a French victory over the English. In 1798 Joseph Haydns oratorio The CreationŽ was rehearsed in Vienna, Austria, before an invited audience. In 1861 the Maryland House of Delegates voted 53-13 against seceding from the Union. In Montgomery, Alabama, President Jefferson Davis asked the Confederate Congress for the authority to wage war. In 1916 the Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities. In 1945 during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp. Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun inside his FuhrerbunkerŽ and designated Adm. Karl Doenitz president. In 2011 Britains Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at Londons Westminster Abbey. Todays birthdays Actor Keith Baxter is 85. Bluesman Otis Rush is 83. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 82. Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is 80. Pop singer Bob Miranda (The Happenings) is 76. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 64. Actor Leslie Jordan is 63. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 63. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 61. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 60. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 50. Actor Paul Adelstein is 49. Actress Uma Thurman is 48. Rapper Master P is 48. Actor Darby Stanchfield is 47. Rock musician Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) is 45. Actor Tyler Labine is 40. Actress Megan Boone is 35. Bible verse Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.Ž „ Ecclesiastes 5:1 We are all probably guilty of not being more ready to hearŽ „ the Lord. Take time to listen to God by reading the Bible and meditating on its truths. CINCINNATI (AP) „ Police say a woman who stole a butter”y from an Ohio botanical garden exhibit has been arrested. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Spring“eld Township police on Friday arrested 36-year-old Jamie Revis, of Spring“eld Township. Shes charged with theft for stealing a blue morpho butter”y from Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati two weeks ago. The theft was recorded by a surveillance camera, prompting police to seek the publics help in “nding the butter”y thief. Court documents say police used information from an Instagram account to arrest Revis. Blue morpho butter”ies are native to Central and South American rainforests and have life cycles lasting about 115 days. Its unclear whether the butter”y has been recovered. Court records dont indicate whether Revis has an attorney.ODD NEWS Woman charged with stealing butterfly from Ohio exhibit between Qatar on one side and its Gulf Cooperation Council partners Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the other. The dispute, the of“cials said, is hampering uni“ed efforts to confront Irans increasing assertiveness and giving Iran room to expand its in”uence. Pompeo will also press the Saudis on contributing more to stabilization efforts in territory in Syria recently liberated from the Islamic State group. The of“cials were not authorized to publicly preview Pompeos meetings with Saudi leaders and spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump has set a May 12 deadline to decide whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, something he appears likely to do despite heavy pressure to stay in from European and other parties. Two days later, the U.S. plans to open its new embassy in Jerusalem. That will mark a signi“cant shift in decades of American policy toward Israel and the Palestinians, who also claim the holy city as their capital. The embassy move is deeply opposed by the Palestinians, who on May 15 will mark the anniversary of what they term the nabka,Ž or catastrophe, when they ”ed or were driven from their homes during the 1948 Palestine war. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli “re during recent violent protests along border between Israel and Gaza. On Friday at a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, the “rst stop on his trip, Pompeo repeated Trumps pledge to withdraw from the Iran deal unless it is signi“cantly strengthened. He said the U.S. was unlikelyŽ to stay in if that was not done. Absent a substantial “x, absent overcoming the shortcomings, the ”aws of the deal, he is unlikely to stay in that deal past this May,Ž Pompeo said. Also looming over the trip is uncertainty over Trumps policy on Syria, which has shifted between a speedy all-out withdrawal of American forces from the country and leaving a lasting footprint to deter Iran from completing a land bridge from Tehran to Beirut.MIDEASTFROM PAGE 1 psychiatric help for Cruz „ will be a key focus of a commission set up by the Florida Legislature to investigate system failures that led to the massacre of 17 Stoneman Douglas students and teachers. In a state without easy access to mental health care, the Baker Act has become the foremost way to get help for those in distress. It allows for people who are too sick to care for themselves „ or at risk of killing themselves or others „ to be held for up to 72 hours for a psychiatric exam and possibly be committed by a judge for longer treatment. Between 2011 and 2016, the number of children hospitalized under the act rose by nearly 50 percent, far higher than the growth in the states population, according to the University of South Florida, which tracks Baker Acts. Among the reasons cited for the increase: cyberbullying, limited mental health services, a shift away from arresting juveniles, and mass shootings, according to a 2017 Florida Department of Children and Families report. The Parkland shooting, at least in the initial weeks, drove the numbers even higher, according to the universitys data, which is preliminary. Typically this school year an average of 118 children a day underwent involuntary mental exams in Florida. The day after the Parkland shooting, there were at least 177 Baker Acts of children statewide. On Feb. 20, there were 188. The 195 seen on Feb. 27 appears to be the peak, the universitys numbers show. In March the “gures dropped and were more in line with the daily average before the shooting, as fears dissipated and children coped better. There was a true increase in anxiety, stress and depression leading people to feel like they were unsafe,Ž said Jill EhrenreichMay, a University of Miami associate professor in child psychology. In addition, school professionals naturally wanted to make sure nobody slipped through the cracks again.Ž In the two weeks after the shooting, Broward schools sent 34 children to hospitals for psychiatric exams, district data shows. Thats more than twice the number they sent in all of January. Most of the 34 students were considered suicidal, but seven were described as homicidal. Due to privacy laws, no details were provided on the nature of those cases or the ages of the children. The shooting itself is what triggered this spike,Ž said Antoine Hickman, executive director of the Broward Public Schools Exceptional Student Learning Support Division. Why wasnt Cruz, who had an emotional behavioral disorder, a chaotic home life and other complex developmental disabilities, ever hospitalized by authorities? Thats the million-dollar question. It seems like he should have been,Ž said Ehrenreich-May, the University of Miami expert. Predicting whether a child will act on an impulse to kill himself or someone else is very dif“cult, research shows. The Baker Act law has limitations „ designed to protect peoples freedom and liberties „ which, in this case, failed Cruz. Under the law, authorities must have a reason to believe that someone is likely to seriously hurt himself or others in the near future. Records show Cruz was able to fend off attempts to hospitalize him by simply denying that he had any intention of killing himself or anyone else. For example, in a 2013 incident at the Cruzs Parkland home, Nikolas, then 13, threw a chair, yelled, called his mother a useless bitch,Ž and barricaded himself in his room, according to a police report. A sheriffs deputy went so far as to handcuff him and put him in the back of a cruiser while assessing the situation. A counselor from Henderson Behavioral Health arrived, his mom gave him medicine, and he calmed down. He had no injuries and there were no guns in his room. The counselor told the deputy that because his behavior was under control, and he did not make any threats of harm to him or others, a Baker Act was not needed,Ž according to the police report. A few years later, authorities had another opportunity but failed to act. In late September 2016, Cruz allegedly told a classmate he drank gasoline the prior week, had cut his arms, and had a gun at home and was thinking of using it, according to mental health records. The school resource of“cer at Stoneman Douglas, Broward Sheriffs Deputy Scot Peterson „ later tarred publicly for failing to rush into the freshman building to halt Cruzs murderous attack „ wanted then to hospitalize Cruz. Two school counselors agreed. But it wasnt done, for reasons that currently remain unclear. Instead, a counselor from Henderson questioned Nikolas and he denied drinking gas and said he owned only a pellet gun. He admitted scratching his arm with a pencil sharpener blade over a breakup with a girl, but said he was no longer lonely and had no desire to kill himself or anyone else. The counselor drew up a safety planŽ for Cruz that included coping strategies in times of stress, such as reading magazines, watching TV, “shing and spending time with pets. His mother was told to lock up sharp objects and alcohol. He was not hospitalized. The following day, Sept. 29, 2016, a school guidance counselor asked Henderson to again evaluate Cruz because he was talking of buying a gun, now that he was 18. The counselor feared his mom would allow him to get a state ID so he could make the purchase. On that day, the school resource of“cer did not believe Cruz met the criteria to be hospitalized, the assessment notes show. The school instead created another safety plan,Ž that involved taking Nikolas backpack away from him, noting that he had written the word killŽ in a notebook because he was mad at his mom, the records show. Another Henderson counselor visited the home, and Cruz explained: I was angry then, but I wouldnt hurt my mom.Ž The counselor wrote: Currently there are no guns at the home. At this time client does not meet criteria for B.A. (Baker Act).ŽMENTAL HEALTHFROM PAGE 1which included a claim that Jackson got drunk and wrecked a government vehicleŽ at a Secret Service going-away party. Trump tweeted early Saturday that the allegations are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to con“rm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign.Ž Trump said people in Montana, a state he won by 20 percentage points in 2016, will not stand for this kind of slander.Ž He called Jackson the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!Ž Before leaving for a rally in Michigan, Trump directed another tweet at Tester, likening the senators claims against Jackson to the phony Russian CollusionŽ accusations leveled against Trumps 2016 campaign. Tester should lose race in Montana. Very dishonest and sick!Ž A written statement by Tester didnt respond directly to Trumps remarks. Its my duty to make sure Montana veterans get what they need and have earned, and Ill never stop “ghting for them as their Senator,Ž it said. It also said Trump has signed eight Tester bills on veterans into law. A spokeswoman for the committee chairman, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., declined comment Saturday on Trumps tweets. When Amanda Maddox was asked whether Isakson was troubled by Testers release of the allegations, she cited comments the chairman made Thursday: Everyone has an obligation if they make a charge to release it. And everyone who is charged has a right to have a day in court to be heard.Ž The White House said Friday, one day after Jackson withdrew his nomination, that internal records raise doubt about some of the most serious accusations. The White House said its records, including police reports, show Jackson was in three minor incidents in government vehicles during the past “ve years, but none involved the use of alcohol and he was not found to be at fault. In one case, a side-view mirror was clipped by a passing truck. In another incident an enraged driver in Montgomery County, Maryland, allegedly punched out Jacksons window during a morning drive to Camp David. The White House medical unit that Jackson ran successfully passed regular controlled substance audits, according to the records for the last three years. The reviews did recommend improvements to the medical units handling of controlled substances, but did not “nd misconduct. The Associated Press reviewed the documents Friday. They were the result of an internal White House review of allegations raised against Jackson during his brief con“rmation process. The White House says the records disprove the allegations. Testers of“ce has not speci“ed the time frame during which the alleged misconduct occurred, and a spokeswoman on Friday said the of“ce would not comment until it knew more about the White House records. Separately, the Secret Service said it has no evidence to support an allegation that its personnel intervened to prevent Jackson from disturbing former President Barack Obama during a foreign trip in 2015. In a statement dated Thursday, the Secret Service said it had conducted a thorough reviewŽ of internal documents related to Obamas foreign trips in 2015 and interviewed people who were present. The agency said it has found no information that would indicate the allegation is accurateŽ and no record of any incident involving Jackson. CNN had reported allegations that Jackson drunkenly banged on the hotel room door of a female employee and that Secret Service personnel intervened out of concern that he would wake Obama. Jackson has denied the accusations, calling them baseless and anonymous attacksŽ on his character and integrity that are completely false and fabricated.Ž The Democratic staff on the Senate committee also claimed Jackson had doled out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing. They said their allegations were based on conversations with 23 of Jacksons current and former colleagues at the White House Medical Unit.TESTERFROM PAGE 1 US House OKs balloon pilot medical exams after Texas crashPolice: man who killed Maine deputy in custodyAUSTIN, Texas (AP) „ The U.S. House has approved a measure requiring medical checks for commercial hot air balloon pilots in an effort to avoid a reoccurrence of a 2016 crash that killed 16 people in Texas. The House voted Friday on a wide-ranging Federal Aviation Administration bill that includes a provision requiring medical checks similar to those required for helicopter and airline pilots. The vote comes after federal investigators last year scolded the FAA for lax oversight in the wake of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Alfred Nichols was probably impaired by Valium, opioids and other drugs before the takeoff south of Austin. NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) „ The search for a man accused of killing a sheriffs deputy came to an end Saturday, the fourth day of an intense manhunt in the woods of central Maine. The Maine Department of Public Safety reported that 29-year-old John Williams was in custody but declined to release details of his arrest. Williams was wanted in the fatal shooting early Wednesday of Cpl. Eugene Cole in the town of Norridgewock. Police declined to say whether Williams had been apprehended, or had turned himself in. On Saturday, the slain deputys | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONwife made a personal appeal to his killer to turn himself in, or at least talk to police. Sheryl Cole assured the gunman in a statement that this is all that were asking of you. Please, please talk to us.Ž She promised Williams that hed be treated with dignity and respect.Ž About 200 law enforcement of“cials had been taking part in the manhunt each day since Wednesday. On Saturday, searchers were using foot patrols and aircraft in a certain part of the woods where they thought he might be hiding. Cole was 62 and a 13-year veteran of the department. Sheriff Dale Lancaster calls him an outstanding employee, one of the “nest deputies.ŽFILE PHOTO In this Aug. 1, 2016 le photo, a crew hoists a bag holding the remains of a hot air balloon that crashed onto a waiting truck at the scene near Lockhart, Texas. FROM PAGE ONE/NATIONAL NEWS


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On the companys most recent earnings conference call, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google Cloud was already a billion-dollarper-quarter business,Ž as well as the fastest-growing major public cloud provider in the world.Ž Most of Alphabets revenue comes from online advertising, but its a pioneer in the artificial intelligence technique of deep learning, and its also home to a number of moonshots.Ž Those include Waymo, the companys self-driving division thats set to launch a driverless ridehailing service later this year. Other potential growth drivers include the subsidiary Verily thats working on projects such as smart contact lenses that detect blood glucose levels, while subsidiary Calico aims to increase the human life span. With Alphabets unparalleled control of search and promising position in many other businesses, investors might want to buy and hold Alphabet for decades. (Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fools board of directors. 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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS FLOWER POWER by Myles Mellor 1. OSTY ZUJYJ XMSVYFO VYFY UFWRBIW BI PSRFQ. QNY XYBOQL MBML OUBJ QS QNY ZRJWY, BFBO TL PUOY.Ž 2. J AKFJI AWIQ QK GWW J YBPUTS XWZLJB FWNMUMIW NKUQKZ. XW KRRWZWN XWZ J RWIIWB ZWFWNS JIN GJMN: M XKYW QXMGQBW FJTW SKP RWWB LWQQWZ!Ž 3. WGV QHQ EWD ZCBQDS QHYECEGB ZCHS YGSEBGU? WD RUCSEDQ C TDDQ CSQ BGTD EG RGVDB! 4. ODG MCBSF ZEGOGI XOHSSGZ DGIXGQA AIHB GWOEUJ ODG RWTGZ SEGX WUZ MWB ZHUCOX RF TGGSEUJ DGI OCQESX OHJGODGI! 1. Some jaded flowers were arguing in court. The feisty lily said to the judge, Iris my case.Ž 2. A woman went to see a plucky herbal medicine doctor. He offered her a fennel remedy and said: I hope thistle make you feel better!Ž 3. How did the garden dictator gain control? He planted a seed and rose to power! 4. The jumpy dieter stopped herself from eating the baked pies and jam donuts by keeping her tulips together! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You wont know until you take action. The action will be your education. Once youve set an intention that youre reasonably sure is right for you, stop thinking. Sense opportunity, and then move. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Do not doubt in the magical potential of this day. Though we sometimes dont have control over the ending, the beginning is quite another story. It begins when you begin it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youll notice how your emotions seem to change the passage of time. Maybe you cant control time or emotion, but you can certainly alter the way you experience them with how you focus and what you focus on. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are two ways to be free: to have so much of something that you cant possibly run out of it or to have so little of it that you have nothing to lose. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though it may seem that inuencing others by example is the best way, it may actually be the only way. So be the person you want them to be. Theres real power in that. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Youll be cleansed „ not by some stroke of magic but by the desire to simplify and the will to follow through. The rst part is always the hardest. Persist past the early stages and youll be golden. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Youre in the mood to create something and then give it away. Creation is so invigorating to you that youve a stronger desire to make things than you do to own things. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some data scientists believe that human behavior is more than 90 percent predictable with a large enough data sample to establish the patterns. Yet you wouldnt have predicted todays interesting twist. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). These days, youre inclined to be of continual service because it just makes you feel good. Dont worry too much about the whoŽ part. When you serve your family and friends, you serve your community and your country, too. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You probably dont want to move today, but thinking about the possibilities will make you appreciate your life anew, while an intriguing future starts to take form in your imagination. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you could move, where would you move to? You probably wont go there any time soon, but there are elements of this place you could bring into your life now, and the emotional benets would be fortifying. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People will do strange things to meet love, worth and identity needs. Though you may be puzzled by their actions, you can relate to the need, and that will help you understand each other and get along together. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (April 29). A bonus in the next 10 weeks is the rst sign of a new income stream. Youll be taken care of and given the treatment you deserve. By June, your social circle buzzes with new energy, and youll nd your interests changing, too. Septembers domestic improvements also help relationships. Theres so much love in your scene! Leo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 1, 11 and 38.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, April 29, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My adult son passed away two years ago at a young age. We were very close while he was growing up. He married young, and I maintained a great relationship with both him and his wife. They gave me the most precious grandchildren any woman could ask for, and I am extremely active in their little lives. My daughter-in-law has moved on. She met a nice young man, and they are planning to be married in the near future. Do you think I would be out of line to request to have my sons ashes back home with me? We live near each other, I love her very much, and we still have a great relationship. I dont want to damage it by asking this if its not appropriate. I would pass his ashes on to his children when they grow up, of course, but for now, Id love to have my son back home with me and his dad because she has started her new life. My husband is noncommittal about the subject. When I broach it, he says he doesnt want to talk about it.Ž I really have no one to ask or conde in about this. Your thoughts would be most appreciated. „ STILL BROKENHEARTED IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR STILL BROKENHEARTED: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your clearly dearly beloved son. If you would like to have his ashes after his widow remarries, I doubt she would be oended if you asked what her plans are for them and if you could have them or split them with her. I can understand why you would want them, but Im not at all certain your grandchildren would welcome that responsibility when they become adults. Your husband may be reluctant to discuss this because he is still grieving and hurting, too. However, because you are, as you say, still brokenhearted, please consider grief counseling and joining a grief support group. DEAR ABBY: I have an elderly friend who complains nonstop when I phone her. She lives a three-hour drive from me and expects me to be the one to call. She doesnt carry long-distance on her home phone, and her sight is too poor to dial numbers, although shes able to see the TV. I feel sad for her, but I dread calling her because of her negative attitude about life in general. Its a shame to end a 40-year friendship, but I dont believe Im helping her or myself by listening to all her complaints. Should I write her and say I wish shed try to be more positive? She has health issues, but I know many people who try to be pleasant in spite of poor health. „ FEELING BAD FOR HER, BUT ... DEAR FEELING BAD: If the alternative to telling your elderly friend how her constant negativity aects you would be to drop her entirely, convey to her what you have written to me. The woman appears to be very isolated and possibly depressed. If she has family, suggest they involve her in activities for seniors in the community. Contact with other seniors might give her spirits and her outlook a much-needed boost.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable „ and most frequently requested „ poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: When you are working in your yard, you may come into contact with tree sap. It can be tough to get it out of your clothing. Heres what to do: Take o your garments as soon as you get back into the house. First, check the care label. For washable clothing, use either one of the following cleaning methods: 1. Buy a stain remover with dry-cleaning solvent (test fabric for colorfastness). Place the sap-stained area facedown on a clean cloth or paper towels. Carefully squirt the solvent on the back side of the stain and press with another cloth to push through. Then let the garment air-dry. 2. Mix powdered laundry detergent (no bleach) with water to create a paste and apply it to the stained area. Let the mixture remain on the fabric for about 30 minutes and then wash as usual. If the stain is still there, sprinkle a couple of drops of ammonia onto the area, but try it rst on an inside seam to test for colorfastness. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I bought a bunch of celery and left in the refrigerator for a while. Now its limp. I dont want to throw it out. What can I do? „ Ellen from Georgia Dear Ellen: Yes, you can bring back the crunchiness. Heres how: Put the raw celery in a bowl or stand it cut end down in cold water. Add two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to perk up the avor. Then soak it for about an hour in the refrigerator, and it should be crunchy once again. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We have several sisal rugs in our house and we love them, but theyre dirty now. How can I clean them? „ Valerie from California Dear Valerie: These are wonderful coverings for oors. How you clean them will depend on the kind you have: natural-ber sisal, such as sea green, coconut or paper bers; or synthetic ber sisal consisting of nylon or woolblend materials. For natural-ber sisals, read and follow the manufacturers recommended directions, which may be a dry-cleaning method or hot-water extraction. For cleaning synthetic-ber sisals, manufacturers suggest that you use only a dry-cleaning method. Dont ever steam clean or shampoo this kind of sisal. Too much dampness can cause natural-ber rugs to pucker or shrink. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Termites can be dangerous to your home. Check for them regularly. Because termites chow down on wood, they will seek damaged decks, porches or steps. If you see any of this, call a professional exterminator as soon as possible. Do not delay, because termites can eat into the supporting structure of your home. Termites are always digging dirt tunnels to look for water, so keep them away from your home. Dont put wooden planters or a pile of rewood close to your house. Wood and water are too tempting to termites! „ HeloiseAs widow moves on from death, mom hopes to claim sons ashesDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 STATE NEWSFORT LAUDERDALE „ South Floridas Billy Mitchell, once declared the Video Game Player of the Century, is now facing the ultimate test of his skills: salvaging his reputation. Twin Galaxies, competitive gamings governing body, found him guilty of cheating. On April 12, it banned Mitchell for life and removed all his high scores from their record books, including his undisputed Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records from the 1980s and 1990s. Mitchell has begun to assemble a group of experts to dispute the “ndings. He plans to show that Donkey Kong loading screens from his games are from the real arcade game, not a software emulator, as his detractors have claimed. An emulator allows a computer program to imitate another program. He also wants to “nd witnesses for his most recent „ and most disputed „ high score, a 1,062,800-point benchmark set at the now-shuttered Boomers in Dania Beach. They said it was this version or that version (of a software emulator). When they “nally said its a speci“c version, somebody came out and said that version didnt come out until two years after I played the game,Ž said Mitchell, in his “rst interview since losing his records. I dont really know „ I dont know anything about this stuff.Ž Mitchell, a longtime Hollywood resident who now lives in Weston, achieved the high score at the Boomers location on July 31, 2010. He recalls more than 100 people shuf”ing in and out, a few dozen at any one time, as he ran up the scoreboard for several hours that day. But it was only the latest in a run of high scores going back decades. In 1982, at the age of 17, Mitchell became the “rst person to reach the fabled kill screen of Donkey Kong, when the arcade game reaches its memory limit at level 117 and Mario seemingly commits suicide, dying for no reason. His total: 874,300 points. He followed that up by reclaiming the Donkey Kong high score four more times, three against Steve Wiebe, his rival in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong,Ž a “lm that cemented Mitchells image as the black hat of competitive gaming. Barrel, jump, hammer, smash. 933,900 points. 1,047,200 points. 1,050,200 points. 1,062,800 points. Its those last two high scores that have landed him in hot water. Twin Galaxies, the Guinness World Recordsanctioned keeper of video game high scores, ruled Mitchells scores were achieved on software that emulates Donkey Kong, not on the arcade game itself. Thats a problem because the software would allow someone to save and stop a game, which in turn would allow them to go back and replay if they die or get a score on a level they dont like. Its a far fall for a man declared the Video Game Player of the CenturyŽ in 1999 by the Japanese Amusement Machine and Marketing Association. He had just pulled off the “rst perfect Pac-Man score in history „ 256 levels, consuming every fruit, every dot, every power pellet and every blue ghost with every power pellet consumed, all without dying once. 3,333,360 points. Probably my strongest accolade is that I did the “rst perfect Pac-Man,Ž Mitchell said. It was quite the gala event. It was at the largest arcade in the world. Namco (Pac-Mans creator) took me and ”ew me to Japan, where I had to repeat the performance.Ž Now, as far as the score-keeping body is concerned, that never happened. Not to mention his record-setting scores in Donkey Kong Jr, Ms. Pac-Man and Burger Time. The tally: 957,300 points. 703,560 points. 7,881,050 points and an unknown number of hot dogs and eggs crushed beneath giant hamburger ingredients. The idea that they would go back and undo what was done more than 30 years ago in front of cameras and Life Magazine and the best gamers of the day „ its laughable,Ž he said.Video game champ stripped of record scores fighting backBy DAN SWEENEYSUN SENTINEL TAIMY ALVAREZ/ SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL VIA APIn this March 22 photo, Billy Mitchell, a competitive gamer plays at Arcade Game Sales in Fort Lauderdale.Man shoots wife going to bathroom, mistaking her for burglar Man gets life in prison for fatal synthetic opioid overdose Man hit, killed by trainWINTER GARDEN (AP) „ Authorities in Florida say a man shot his wife twice when she went to the bathroom, saying he mistook her for a burglar. Winter Garden police said the couple thought they heard an intruder in the home, but after checking their suburban Orlando home, they both went to bed. Local media report the wife, Allison Simmons, got up to go to the restroom about 45 minutes later and used her phones light to “nd her way. When she got out, she woke her husband, Nathan Simmons, who shot at her two times fearing it was the intruder they were seeking. Allison was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries. Both husband and wife gave similar accounts of the Wednesday incident, but an investigation is ongoing. ORLANDO (AP) „ A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in prison for supplying synthetic opioids to a woman who died in Florida. Court records show that 43-year-old Jeremy Achey was sentenced Friday in Orlando federal court. He was convicted in January of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of controlled substances. Authorities say Achey was one of the largest synthetic drug distributors on Alphabay Market, a DarknetŽ marketplace for illicit substances. Records show Achey mailed thousands of packages containing synthetic drugs to hundreds of customers throughout the United States. Prosecutors say Achey sold one gram of Tetrahydrofuran fentanyl, a synthetic analogue of fentanyl, in February 2017 to a 24-year-old Orlando woman, who later died of an overdose. VALRICO (AP) „ Authorities in Florida say a pedestrian has been hit and killed by a train. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Of“ce said in a statement the train crash happened early Saturday in Valrico in central Florida, and the man died at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. | HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEDeputies shut down a state road along the tracks. 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This home is at 156 S. Huntley Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $499,000 and is listed with Steve Fruit with Re/Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. This beautifully appointed and meticulously maintained, custom-built pool home on pristine Lake Huntley has just too many upgrades to list. The entire home has 12-foot ceilings with crown molding, giving it elegance throughout. The kitchen is a gourmet chefs dream, with high-end granite counter tops and Kraft Made mahogany cabinets and pantry, all with pull-out drawers. The stainless appliances are new and there is a professional gas cook top. The home has plenty of space for family and guests with three spacious bedrooms and an of“ce/den. Enjoy movies and music in the big media room wired for Dolby sound and mood lighting. The large lake front master suite offers stunning views of the lake, and Beautifully appointed lake front homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS156 S. Huntley Drive, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto McCoy Drive. Turn left onto South Huntley Drive. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 156 S. Huntley Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $499,000 and is listed with Steve Fruit with Re/Max Realt y Plus II in Lake Placid.FRUIT | 2This home is at 20 Victory Way in Lake Placid. It is priced for $274,900 and is listed Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/ Max Realty Plus in Sebring. This property is located on Lake Saddlebags in Lake Placid and is close to downtown Lake Placid and all of its shopping locations. If you are looking for an affordable waterfront home, then this may be the one for you. This home offers four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths with an oversized two-car garage plus extra parking and driveway space. It was built in 2003 and has more than 2,200 living square feet and more than 3,100 total square feet under roof. Some of the nice features are the open ”oor plan with cathedral ceilings and plant shelf, an open kitchen with double oven microwave, and stainless-steel refrigerator and dishwasher. There are awesome views of the lake from most rooms, a 12 by 22 rear-screened porch Lovely lake front home in LPSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS20 Victory Way, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn east onto County Road 621. Turn right onto Victory Way. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 20 Victory Way in Lake Placid. It is priced for $274,900 and is listed Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring.BOCK | 2This home is at 4570 Pebble Beach Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $207,900 and is listed with Patty Roberts with Century 21 Advanced All Service Realty in Sebring. This meticulously maintained home is in the much-desired golf course community of Sun n Lake of Sebring. The community has something for everyone „ two 18-hole golf courses, Deer Run and Turtle Run, community pool, racket ball club, “tness center, community center, basketball and volleyball courts and the Island View Restaurant & Pub. Florida Hospital is located at the front entrance of Sun n Lake, a nice bene“t as well. If activities are what you desire, look no further. Bridge, yoga/pilates, kickboxing, walking class, water aerobics and art classes are all available. The community also offers a free one-year golf Beautiful move-in ready homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS4570 Pebble Beach Drive in Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sun n Lake Boulevard. At the first traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on Sun n Lake Boulevard. At the second traffic circle, take the first exit onto Columbus Boulevard. Turn left onto Woods N Irons Street. Turn right onto Pebble Beach Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 4570 Pebble Beach Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $207,900 and is listed with Patty Roberts with Century 21 Advanced All Service Realty in Sebring.ROBERTS | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, April 29, 2018


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 Patty Roberts is with the Elliott Team with Century 21 Advanced All Service Realty. Call 863-381-5765. Steve Fruit is with RE/MAX Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. Call 863-414-4919. Kevin and Teresa Bock are with RE/MAX Realty Plus. Call 863-381-9063 or 863-381-7884. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE the master bath has dual vanities and walkthrough shower. With his and hers walk-in closets, there is plenty of space for even the most demanding wardrobe. The three car, drivethrough garage will hold all kinds of toys and recreational equipment. It also has plywood ”ooring in the big attic for seasonal items to be stored out of the way. The large pool is designed for active sports, with plenty of room for laps and the perfect depth for volleyball. The home has a complete outdoor kitchen and Jacuzzi hot tub as well. Relax around the lake front concrete “re pit with friends and family after a day of skiing and swimming on beautiful Lake Huntley. The maintenance-free dock and boathouse has room for both a large ski boat and two personal watercraft. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Fruit at 863-414-4919 and ask about MLS 246983. Take a virtual tour on YouTube at https://rem. ax/156HuntleyYouTube.FRUITFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe entire home has 12-foot ceilings with crown molding, giving it elegance throughout. with a half bath for easy access and outdoor shower for rinsing off after being in the lake. The large master suite has a gorgeous view overlooking the lake, open double closet and large master bath with double-sink vanity, cultured marble shower and jetted jacuzzi tub. The fourth bedroom could also be used as a formal dining room or even an of“ce with attached bath access. The two other guest bedrooms are a nice size and share a Jack-and-Jill bath with double-sink vanities. This home overlooks Lake Saddlebags and has a gazebo and a brick paver patio with gas “re pit that is ideal for entertaining. This home is great as a weekend getaway or for year-round enjoyment. The property has been freshly mulched and the driveway was power washed and is ready for new owners. You will not be disappointed in all this home has to offer. To make an appointment to preview this home, call Kevin and Teresa Bock at 863-3819063 or 863-381-7884. You can also or email Ask about MLS 247015.BOCKFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThis home overlooks Lake Saddlebags and has a gazebo and a brick paver patio with gas re pit that is ideal for entertaining.membership „ some restrictions apply. With more than 2,000 square feet under air and 2,432 total square feet under roof, this home is ideal as a year-round or seasonal home. This three-bedroom, two-bath home includes an oversized two-car garage with golf cart path and overhead cart door with plenty of storage. The living area offers vaulted ceilings, upgraded porcelain tile, carpeted bedrooms plus a 20 by 20 carpeted and air-conditioned Florida room. It also has a 11 by 10 glass enclosed all-weather sunroom. The large updated kitchen is open to the living area and includes abundant counter and cabinet space, pantry, newer stainless-steel appliances, custom solid-oak cabinets with deep drawers and pullout shelves. The 16 by 12 master bedroom has a separate tub and walk-in shower. Both the master bedroom and bedroom number two have walk-in closets. Other features include Thermopane windows and inside laundry room with built-in cabinets. A brand new roof has been contracted and is coming soon. To arrange an appointment to see this home or for more information, call Roberts at 863-3815765. A virtual tour is available „ search for MLS 246923.ROBERTSFROM PAGE 1 WASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages jumped to 4.58 percent from 4.47 percent last week. By contrast, the benchmark rate averaged 4.03 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans rose to 4.02 percent from 3.94 percent last week. Spiking interest rates on U.S. Treasury bonds, driven by rising commodity prices that boosted in”ation expectations, helped lift long-term mortgage rates to their highest level since August 2013. The interest paid by the government on its debt has been rising. The yield on the key 10-year Treasury note reached its highest level since January 2014 this week, blowing past 3 percent to 3.03 percent. In addition to in”uencing home borrowing costs, the 10-year rate also is tied to auto loans and other consumer credit, and the breach of the signi“cant 3 percent level sent shock waves through “nancial markets. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 424 points, or 1.7 percent, on Tuesday to 24,024. It was down as much as 619 points earlier. The yield on the 10year note fell back to 2.99 percent early Thursday. People shopping for homes are dealing with higher mortgage costs and fewer properties for sale. Rising rates could further erode inventories as existing homeowners renovate homes rather than put them up for sale to avoid a more expensive mortgage that would come with a new house. If higher loan rates lead to fewer homes on the market, it could push prices higher and further squeeze would-be homebuyers. Despite the increase in mortgage rates, homebuyers have snapped up newly built houses as the economic outlook has continued to improve in recent months. Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West, the government reported Tuesday. Sales last month showed a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. For the “rst three months of 2018, sales ran 10.3 percent higher than a year earlier. Still, the solid sales growth for new homes also shows that many would-be buyers cant “nd existing homes that are available to purchase. Listings for existing homes sank to the lowest levels on record for March, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The fees on 30-year and 15-year “xed-rate mortgages were unchanged from last week at 0.5 point and 0.4 point, respectively. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages jumped to 3.74 percent from 3.67 percent last week. The fee remained at 0.3 percent.US mortgage rates highest since 2013THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRANKIE BURKELic. € Bonded € InsuredOver 30 Years In BusinessŽPhone .....................(863) 465-0371 Cell Phone .............(863) 441-3625 Fax .........................(863)€ 13 Triangle Park € Lake Placid, FL 33852 Premiere Dock Builders: Better Docks, Prices & Service!(863) 465-0371 BOATHOUSES € DOCKS € SEAWALLSadno=3564996 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


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 We always look at the negative space in our sky as being colored blue. So clearly the world was meant for more than a white ceiling in our home. The ceiling has become the forgotten space we have missed in our pursuit of the perfect interior. Sherwin Williams even has a paint color aptly named SW 7007 Ceiling Bright White.Ž What options are there for those who want to venture into this unexplored foreign territory to the north? The popcorn still lingering on our ceilings has been a road block. We paint it ”at white and walk away. My design philosophy has always been if you cant “ght it, kiss it and make it yours! The popcorn texture is a great way to hide drywall seams and provides some acoustical bene“t. Its texture, “rst made with asbestos before the 1980s, then Styrofoam, is actually very interesting. With warm metals all the rage, why not paint the ceiling an iridescent paint and let the bumpsŽ in the ceiling refract light in the room to a stunning effect? If a shimmering ceiling is not your thing and your ceilings are not textured, what about wallpaper? One of the most beautiful ways to treat ceilings in coastal interiors is with a linen or woven grass wallpaper. If you are truly adventurous, do a crazy bright modern geometric print then a SputnikŽ inspired chandelier to make your ceiling the star of the space. There are even wallpapers that look like weathered wood for a planked ceiling detail. Commitment issues with wallpaper? Pottery Barn offers an amazing removeable wallpaper product in an ash herringbone pattern perfect for rentals. Other suppliers offer mural wallpapers of the sky looking up through plum trees blossoming in spring or featuring the stained-glass work of modern artist Chihuly. The sky is the limit! Another of my favorite techniques is using printed/textured panels. Faade, the company that makes those Victorian inspired plastic panels for dropped ceilings we see in every Irish pub also makes this material in 4 by 8 sheets, a variety of modern patterns and “nishes. Easy to apply with two-sided carpet tape or construction adhesive, this material can be cut to size with scissors. Many interiors designers take the wall color and specify the same paint color for the ceiling in a ”at “nish at say 10 percentŽ saturation. What this means is they use the same color on the ceiling as the walls however much less tint is added. For example, if your walls are deep rose, your ceiling would be blush. And “nally, if you have an ugly, old mobile home panel board ceiling, may I suggest something totally insane „ paint the ceilings a very dark color while keeping the walls and ”ooring very light. This technique, keeps your eye focused on the eye level details within the room and makes the ceiling completely disappear. Need help “nding your way around the ceiling? Ask on my blog at Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863991-2578, email shelly@ or visit shellysappinteriors. com.Anything but a white ceilingBy SHELLY SAPPCONTRIBUTED STORY € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-3 81-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 €€ TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-3 81-0400 € TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 €TO BUY OR SELL CALL TEAM DELL 863-381-0400 WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR HOME IS WORTH IN TODAYS MARKET? FREE ANALYSIS 863-381-0400 T O B U Y O R R S E L L C A L L T E A M D E L L 8 6 3 3 8 1 0 4 0 0 Pam Cooper 863-414-4970 Buyers Specialist Dawn Dell 863-381-0400 Team Leader Audrey Asciutto 863-273-0308 Buyers Specialist CALL DAWN DELL! 863-381-040 0 OOGSCOUSOOUC IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOME IS TO BUY OR SELL TO BUY OR SELL, CALL DAWN DELL! CALL DAWN DELL! CALL DAWN DELL! , , , , , 863-381-040 0 863 38 10 4 0 0 863-381-040 0 O NE O F HI G HLAND S COU NTY S T O P PR O D UC IN ONE OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYS TOP PRODUCIN TEAMS IS NOW ACCEPTING LISTINGS TEAMS IS NOW ACCEPTING LISTINGS, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOME IS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOME IS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR HOME IS , , W O RTH IN T O DAY S MARKET WORTH IN TODAYS MARKET C C C A A L L L L D D A A W W N N D D E E L L L L T T O O O D D A A Y Y 8 8 8 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 . C C C A A L L L L D D A A W W N N D D E E L L L L T T O O O D D A A Y Y 8 8 8 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 8 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 . G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O 3719 PAR RD, GOLF HAMMOCK € MLS# 245435 Located on the golf course with over an acre of land. This spacious pool home features 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths with detached oversized garage. This floor plan offers a formal living room and additional family room with fireplace. Oversized master bedroom. Lots of sliders opening up to the private pool area. Super private setting. OFFERED AT... $ 339,000 SECLUDED 3701 GOLFVIEW RD, HARDER HALL € MLS# 246359 Looking for a super special property. This is it! 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 € 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 € 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! 1905 BIGNONIA DR, SEBRING € MLS# 247463 Located in the heart of town but in a private neighborhood setting is this almost 1 acre pool home that has been extensively remodeled and updated. Fenced yard, you can park your RV, Boat or Trailer here. Metal roof, whole home generator and more. This home has alot of energy saving features and the lush landscaping is gorgeous. NEW LISTING... $ 275,000 JUST LISTED! 2131 LAKEVIEW DR. SEBRING € 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 € 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... $ 169,900 NEW LISTING 4321 SPARTA RD, SEBRING € MLS# 247249Very rare find 2 acres zoned agriculture on a corner lot with Majestic Oaks. Home was completely renovated and even smells like new! 3 bed 2 bath 1 carport. Upgrades throughout home include waterproof vinyl plank floors, thermopane windows, new appliances and more. Priced to sell NEW LISTING... ZONED AGRICULTURE $ 174,000adno=3560515(863) 531-0058 712 U.S. 27 S., Lake Placid, FL (next to Pizza Hut) Newly Expanded! Now over 3,000 sq ft! Upscale Furniture € CONSIGNMENTSNew Mattresses New items arriving all the time!adno=3566869 Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3559755


C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 Many young international designers are drawing on heritage, folklore and their imaginations to create contemporary textile, ceramic and wall-covering patterns. Some are “nding larger audiences through decor retailers and online sites. Others are taking their imaginations outdoors, onto the sides of buildings. At Spoon”ower designer Andrea Lauren creates linocut patterns of woodland animals, ”ora, even the Loch Ness monster. Theyre printed on textiles that can be used for pillows, curtains, bedding or lampshades. Illustrator Jeremiah Witting of Portland, Oregon, does pen-andink illustrations inspired by a 1910 compendium of Grimms Fairy Tales passed down to him by his grandmother. And for Parisian artist Vannina Baquere, inspiration comes from an eclectic mix of Mexican serape blankets, fantastic gardens and Scandinavian folk prints. Many early American quilt and rug patterns live comfortably in the 21st century because of their simple geometric designs and clean color palettes. At Garnet Hill the Johanna puts a modern spin on pieced quilts with circle pieces instead of traditional squares. Annie Selkes Merry Go Round hooked rug re-scales the playful medallions and ”owers of a 1930s artwork that Selke found in France; the rug is offered in two different colorways. Great Plains Native American motifs are crafted into a bold geometric rug exclusively at Crate & Kids from Los Angeles-based Bethany Yellowtail. The artist has also done a striking wool blanket, available on her own website, that she calls All My Relations.Ž Stripes of various con“gurations re”ect Crow and Northern Cheyenne elements, both part of her heritage. Modcloth has ceramic plates and glassware decorated with delicately painted folk art motifs in a pretty palette of charcoal, lime, orange and mint, from the company One Hundred Eighty Degrees in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nathalie Letes storybook-style ceramic collection at Anthropologie features winsome woodland creatures, fruits and ”owers, all hand-painted. At the Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt, Germany, in January, design students from PatternLab, a masters program at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, showed their work to potential buyers. Many designs were inspired by Finnish folk art. For pattern designers without access to an exhibition booth at an international fair, there are lots of online portals to sell work. Besides theres www.creativemarket. com,, and www.redbubble. com. In her Harvest collection for her studio Half Drop, Romanian designer Alexandra Lazarescu reinterprets her countrys folklore through the lens of her architecture background. Traditional spoons, botanicals, wheels, and symbols of day and night are rendered in geometric patterns that have a distinct Arts and Crafts vibe. The National Museum of Warsaw recently opened its Gallery of Polish Design, showcasing some of that countrys rich folkloric tradition in carved furniture, ceramics and textiles. In studios around the city, and in nearby Lodz, young makers are translating those designs for the 20th century, using digital printing, 3-D imaging and other modern techniques. International decor powerhouses like IKEA, Vitra and Hay are buying their work. In Zalipie, a village about three hours from Warsaw, huts and homes are painted with elaborate ”oral and geometric motifs. The practice began generations ago as a way for residents to cover walls smudged with soot from stoves. Other designers are playing with lacework, another of Polands renowned craft arts. Warsaw-based street artist NeSpoon uses spray paint to create intricate outdoor murals of lace patterns on the sides of buildings all over the world. I like to make positive art,Ž she says. In lace, theres an aesthetic code which is deeply embedded in every culture. In lace we “nd symmetry, some kind of order and harmony.Ž Whats perched on the hot-pattern horizon? Look for Japanese and Persian folkloric themes and motifs „ like Williams-Sonomas Dragon Zardozi pillow cover,Ž says designer Karen Wolf of South Orange, New Jersey. Also on her radar: Delftware. Designers are reinterpreting the traditional Dutch folk patterns, with minimalist versions and the addition of Chinoiserie elements.Modern folklore patterns adorn decor THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided by Crate & Barrel shows their B. Yellowtail Not Afraid Rug. Great Plains Native American motifs are crafted into this bold geometric rug sold exclusively at Crate and Kids. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided by HALFDROP shows a fabric design on a lamp shade by the Romanian design brand that creates fabric designs and products for interiors. Romanian architect and designer Alexandra Lazarescu interprets her countrys folk heritage and imagery in geometric patterns with contemporary sophistication.Kim CookRIGHT AT HOME Reed Ferry TeamKIM REED863-381-6575HELEN FERRY863-381-1089Top REALTORS with over 30 years experience, Kim and Helen are ready to help you with all of your real estate needs! Weve teamed up to give you DOUBLE THE AGENTS, DOUBLE THE SERVICE! Call Us Today For Your FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!adno=3560498 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 LARGE HOME ON 7+ ACRES Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 3 BR/2BA with metal roof in city limits of Wauchula. Lg family room, game room, living & dining room, enclosed back patio. Game room listed as bonus room. Home is dated & needs TLC. Pool needs pump and in need of work. Home has good potential. Foreclosure Case #093-595063. HUD owned & sold as-is. Resources, forms, and bidding link to www.HUDHomestore. com. Forms at Brokers must be registered & have active HUD NAID to submit bids.MLS#244788 DEEANNA LAKEFRONT ESTATES!Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 This is an area of many lakefront residential developments along Lake Grassy from condos, 55+ Mobile Home/RV Parks to beautiful Sun N Lakes lake & canal front homes. The property has several buildings. This property is zoned Agriculture, Great place for a Nursery, Feed store, Plant citrus, ect.....Or just use for recreation and future potential development opportunities. Buyer to verify all info and condition of property. MLS# 238597 $499,999 100 LAVENDAR AVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 3 BD, 2 BA corner lot w/dock onto canal. Fully furnished & beautifully decorated. Available April 1st to end of year. Basic cable, internet & utilities provided! MLS#246831 $1,800/mo. COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN AVON PARKContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 2400 Sq foot of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block and stucco in excellent condition! The possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems (owner says they are serviced every year). Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side. There are 2 bathrooms & 2 dressing rooms. This was used as a church, a bridal shop, antique furniture store, ect... There is street parking out front and a city municipal parking lot out back. MLS#246245 $85,000 472 LAKE FRANCIS RDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 2 BD, 1 BA This home is well taken care of & had some updates. Large screened lanai w/washer & dryer off the lanai.. There are ten mobile homes in this little community that share the dock so bring a boat. Beautiful and peaceful area. MLS#240931 800.00/Mo. GREAT CURB APPEAL!Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Charming 3/2 home on a quiet street minutes from Historic Downtown Sebring. Unique home boasts Old world charm! So many possibilities surround this property such as R3P zoning. property. Ideal location close to Highlands County Court House and Sheriffs Dept. Plenty of parking with 12x20 detached garage. MLS#245455 $82,900 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED LAKE JACKSON. Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 This immaculate End Unit Condo 2BD,1BA is a pride of throughout, New double doors, New Hot water heater and New A/C in 2017. Edgewater Arms Condos HOA covers basic cable, water, sewer, exterior maintenance, landscaping, heated pool, and elevator access. CHARMING & SPACIOUS TOWNHOME Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 2 BR / 2.5 BA w/spectacular views of golf course & lake. 3 porches to enjoy the wonderful views. 2 Master suites on $85,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 RENTAL SPECIALIST CUTE, CLEAN & QUIET Contact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Complex that is close to everything but feels like it overlooking greenbelt for privacy. Laundry facilities in complex. Water included in rent. ** P/T HANDYMAN FOR COMPLEX NEEDED 30-40 HOURS PER MONTH IN EXCHANGE FOR PARTIAL RENT.** MLS#240080 $600.00/mo. 19 LAKE SIDE TRAIL, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 bedrooms. Located in a tranquil area of Lake Placid with a view of the pond behind the home from your sun room. A place to call home! MLS#234759 $1,150/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Furnishes Charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease.... seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $1000/mo. SUN N LAKE PENDING 1618 CEDARBROOK ST, LAKE PLACID Contact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Absolutely Immaculate! Spacious remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath with nice screen porch overlooking large fenced yard. storage. Great neighborhood close to town Lake Clay. MLS#246200 $1200/mo. adno=3560258


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY R.E. AUCTION1015 ON SITE AUCTION Saturday May 1210 AM: 980 US HWY 27 Lake Placid, FL 338522-Unit Commercial Bldg. Corner of US 27 S. & S. Main St. CB Construction 2,296 sq ft. Yr. Built: 1950. Great investment opportunity!11:30 AM: 4435 US 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870Vacant Commercial Land. 13+/Acres. Survey available. 566,280 sq ft. Prop access off of Seattle Ave. TERMS: 10% Buyers Premium Day of Sale. Balance due at 30 d ay closing. Preview 1/2 hour prior to saleRoger Jacobson, Jacobson Auction Co., Inc. FL LIC # AB-111 AU-231 HOMES FOR SALE1020 2/2/1.5 Lake Placid~ Built 2003. New water heater, impact door, A/C, wood floors, painted & more. Open HouseSat 4/28, 12-2pm$105K. 954-608-7878 HR GolfCourse (hole #5); move in ready, fully furn. 2/2, sunrm, golf cart. $158k. By Owner.765-437-1788 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Park Model by owner, 55+ community at Whisper Lake. 2/2, W/D, FL room, furnished, new kitchen, car port, $17,500. 1168 Whisper Lake Blvd. 419-957-1422to view CLASSIFIED WORKS! Avon Park~ RV home in permanent set up in park. Owner financing avail/rent to own Low down paymnt. 863-4432448 or 863-449-0920 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Avon Park~2/1/1cg in 55+community. $775/mo.863-449-0920 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Lakefront Home for Rent2000 sf home. $1,200/mo. 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 Condo on Lake Jackson1/1 in 55+ com. Recently Renovated! $795/mo. No pets. 863-314-9514 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $500; 2 br starting at $650 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 Sebring, Dinner Lake Area1/2 bd apts. $495-650/mo Fresh paint, tile floors. Gary Johnson 863-381-1861 Sebring-Furnished Studio Apt. $600/mo. includes all utilities + cable. 863-6556614 or 863-214-3591 Sebring~2BR $675: Incl. water, sewer & garbage! No pets.800-743-2301 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT1340 Lorida 2/2~ W/D, fenced yard, brand new kitchen, nonsmoker preferred. $650/mo +$650 sec. 305-522-5024 Nice 2 bd MH~ S. Sebring in 55+. Furn., pool, clean & safe. No pets or smokers. $780/mo. 845-490-2767 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Furnished Room~Close to shopping, by the mall. $500/mo, utilities incl.863-471-2844 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Lake Okeechobee LotChannel w/seawall & dock, 110 x78, existing slab, empty septic, electr. & water hookups. REDUCED!!$27K269-476-2188 or 269-506-6510 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! Q: How many price quotes should I get in re“nancing my mortgage? A: Get as many valid quotes as possible. Two or three valid ones help; 10 phony ones are worthless, or worse. Valid price quotes must meet three major conditions: „Same market timing: All quotes must be as of the same day, since mortgage lenders reset their prices every morning. Comparing As price on Monday with Bs price on Tuesday is looking for trouble. „Same transaction features: Valid price quotes are based on the same assumptions regarding the features of your transaction that affect price. These include the loan amount, property value, type of property, zip code of property, lock period, whether or not you are waiving escrow, your FICO score, and whether you are occupying the house or renting it. And on a re“nance, you must indicate whether or not you are taking any cash out of the transaction. If you dont specify all of these factors, the lender will probably assume the best so the price quote will be as low as possible. For example, if your home is a duplex, which usually commands a higher price, and you dont indicate it in soliciting a price quote, the lender will assume that it is a single-family home because that commands the lowest price. „Absence of lowballing: Even if you specify all relevant transaction features, some loan of“cers (LOs) will quote a price below the price they could actually deliver that day, a process called lowballing. The purpose is to win the bidding contest with other LOs so that you will come back. If you do come back, the lowball price quote will be explained away either by changes in the market since the original quote, or by transaction features that you neglected to mention when you solicited the original quote. Indeed, lowballing is most likely to occur with borrowers who request a price quote without specifying all the relevant transaction features that affect the price. To obtain prices on my website, shoppers must enter all the information that affects prices „ otherwise the prices dont appear. Prices are shown for each lender, they are always current, and they are received directly from each lenders pricing system, bypassing the lenders LOs. Q: The zero-plus mortgage has no origination, underwriting or processing fees and gives the borrower a $1,000 closing credit. Will it save the borrower a bundle, as advertised? A: This question cant be answered de“nitively without knowing the interest rate charged and all the transaction features that affect the price. Nonetheless, I am quite con“dent that the answer is no because this lender is doing nothing more than giving a special name, and tying a ribbon around, a standard option that all lenders offer. To illustrate the point, I shopped my site for a 30-year “xed-rate loan of $380,000 on April 14 and was offered 16 combinations of interest rate and lender fees. These ranged from a fee of $10,485 with a rate of 3.75 percent to a credit of $22,325 at a rate of 5.625 percent. Within that distribution is another option, consisting of a rate of 4.375 percent and a credit of $1709. If I retained that rate but cut the credit to $1,000 and called it The Lenders SpecialŽ, it would have no origination, underwriting or processing fees, and it would provide a $1,000 closing credit. But it would be a rip-off rather than a bargain. Q: I am 62 and wont need any funds till I stop working at 65. Should I take a HECM credit line now and sit on it, or would I do better to wait three years and take it then? A: If you take a credit line now and let it sit unused, the line will grow at a rate equal to the mortgage interest rate plus the 1.25 percent mortgage insurance premium rate. If you wait three years, the initial line will be larger because you are three years older and (presumably) your house will be worth more. In working the numbers, I found that with an annual house appreciation rate of about 2.5 percent, it was a wash. If you expect appreciation to exceed 2.5 percent, you do better by waiting, and vice versa. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left questions about mortgage shoppingJack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR The mountain laurels are blooming in the South adding to what has been an incredible spring. No doubt under Mother Natures watch full eye the mountain laurel bloom will progress northward in amazing fashion. Stunning is a word I often use to describe a particular plant but today that word is reserved today for the apparent lack of utilization of the wonderful large shrub or small tree that is native from Louisiana to Indiana eastward to Maine and then down to Florida. With that huge geographical range, we hopefully have answered your “rst question, no you dont have to have a mountain to grow it. Yet youll “nd them along mountainous roads, and a wide variety of habitats. In fact, if you grow azaleas, rhododendrons or blueberries you are a prime candidate for a mountain laurel, and I say let it happen. Botanically speaking the mountain laurel is known as Kalmia latifolia. When you “rst see it in full bloom you start to think could they possibly be some kind of rhododendron. They indeed are in the Ericaceae family so they are related. Youll “nd them in some of the most spectacular scenery in our country. My wide Jan and I were doing a little mountain laurel hunting with the camera and found breathing taking old specimen hanging over the gentle rapids of Palmetto Creek in Harris County, GA. Trout “shermen in the Blue Ridge mountains tell of seeing them hanging over the Toccoa, Chattooga and Nantahala rivers. Youll “nd them in residential areas too so you do not have to have a river either. Morning sun and afternoon shade is the common joke around my house. While that would be perfect know that youll “nd them in more shade and more sun too. They can reach 15 feet in height and look dazzling at less than six feet. That can be their spread as well. What youll notice on older specimen is gnarling, curving trunk with branches that look as though they have a story to tell of times past and things they have experienced. This stout wood was once used for handles of tools. If you ever have the chance to stand in front of an old timer in bloom youll leave feeling as though you have just experienced something grand in the world of plants and that perhaps you have just been taught a lesson on beauty, patience and perhaps a persevering spirit. So, in the home landscape we recommend the mountain laurel to be planted in fertile, humus rich acidic soil that drains with fervor. If you have tight heavy soil dont fret plant in raised beds. In one of my favorite spots along a smaller moving creek I can see rose pink, light pink and white native ones all growing with mere feet of each other. A search on line shows you the rich colors that are available. The ”owers are so exotic in their design. They are borne in terminal clusters, each measuring up to an inch and giving the distinct look of being a “ve-sided cup. As I mentioned ours are blooming now in late April but in your area your bloom could be June. Norman Winter, horticulturist, garden speaker and author of, Toughas-Nails Flowers for the SouthŽ and Captivating Combinations: Color and Style in the Garden.ŽMountain Laurels make spring even more incredibleBy NORMAN WINTERTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB CONVERSATION PIECES! CI AL R adno=3559615 adno=3559753


C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 As spring warms up, its an excellent time to give your homes exterior a once-over in preparation for summer. Oftentimes, the winter months conceal damage you may want to repair as quickly as possible. Sometimes, basic wear and tear builds up over the season, and its wise to check key systems. 1. CHECK YOUR HOMES PHYSICAL EXTERIOR AND YARD Take a look at your exteriors basics. Chipping paint, damaged siding, roof leaks and foundation cracks can all lead to long-term damage if you dont address them quickly. Also, verify that your downspouts direct water at least three feet away from your homes foundation. Water near your foundation is a major cause of basement leaks. Check under your deck, porch or other exterior structure and clear out debris and junk thats built up over the winter. And in the event your gutters are over”owing, hire a gutter cleaner to clear sediment and leaves left over from winter and spring weather. Over”owing gutters are another common source of basement leaks and foundation damage. If you have outdoor play equipment, inspect it for damage and safety issues. Keep an eye out for insect damage, protruding nails, rot, and missing or damaged screws and bolts. Ensure the anchoring is still “rm and secure, and check that swing ropes or chains are still hold up strong. Linseed oil can prevent splintering of wood surfaces, and lubricant can ensure metal parts and connections remain smooth and squeak-free. Watch out for tree growth around power lines. Hire a professional tree trimmer to keep them clear if need be; you want a safe distance between electrical lines and your branches. 2. GIVE YOUR LAWN SOME TLC A basic cleaning can work wonders. Clean up the lawn, garden and ”ower beds; pick up branches and debris; and use a rake or leaf blower to remove any remaining yard waste from ”ower beds. Even out the mulch beds and add more mulch as needed. If you have an irrigation system, reopen all your closed water lines to spigots and faucets, unpack and reattach hoses, and check for leaks. If you have an inground irrigation system, be sure to turn it back on in keeping with state or local code; some locales require that a professional perform a back”ow test before activating it for the season. 3. WHAT ABOUT MY CAR? Your car has worked hard all winter as well „ and potholes, snow and ice can take their toll on its body. Give its exterior a good cleaning, and make sure the undercarriage is washed clear of road salt. Check all your tires, including the spare, for correct tire pressure. Make sure they all have suf“cient tread for safe driving. (One easy trick: Insert a quarter upside down so George Washingtons head is in the tread. If you can see the top of his head, the tread is too worn and you should replace the tire.) Winter also takes its toll on brakes, so have a technician check the pads and rotors. Paul F.P. Pogue is a reporter for Angies List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. com.How can I prepare my homes exterior for spring?ANGIES LISTPAUL F.P. POGUE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESClean up the lawn, garden and ower beds; pick up branches and debris; and use a rake or leaf blower to remove any remaining yard waste from ower beds. € 25 cu. ft. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR Model# ASD2575BRS € 22 cu. ft. Model# ASD2275BRS € Water Filtration System € Gallon Door Bins 863-655-4995 STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 € SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $999.99 adno=3497820 adno=3565128 Floridas 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. Directions: US 27 S. From Sebring turn right on Lake Francis Rd, 2 miles to Venetian Parkway, take Venetian Parkway, Follow signs to model homes. DID YOU MISS THE GRAND OPENING? DONT WORRY! THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY 10AM-6PM! 124 E Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid FL 33852Ask how you can SAVE UP TO $12,000 just by being in the right place at the right time, still time come now come all! Even if you missed the grand opening, you are still eligible for $1,000 IN FREE UPGRADES if you purchase your lot by April 30, 2018. (*not to be used with any other oer) a dno=3563679 Whats the Key to selling your house?ere are many designations, but in the Real Estate Profession, out of more than 1 Million realtors, less than 3% obtain the industrys most advanced degreeŽCarole PolkCRS, Look For e CRS Shield! Tops in the Nation!Your Certied Residential Specialist...A CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST!www.bhhs” Florida Properties Group 123 HEATHER LANE, LAKE PLACID Comfortable & cozy 2BD, 1 BA weekend retreat from the madness of city living offers a spacious eat-in kitchen w/plenty of wood cabinets for storage. The refrigerator is side-by-side and glass top range. Closets throughout. Large detached workshop with electricity for hobbies, storage & all those little necessary repairs. Enjoy the water birds and natural habitat from the window-wrapped Florida room. Most furniture, kitchen contents & tools to remain. MLS# 246631 $147,900 ON CANAL ACCESSING LAKE FRANCIS Price Reduced adno=3549720


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 Finding a home can be a long process for all buyers, “rst-time buyers or seasoned home buyers. While it may seem like a dating game, with many different suitors before “nding the one,Ž some people can get distracted by individual properties, preventing them from realizing theyve found their perfect home. A Realtor shall save you from making that mistake. If youre on the hunt for your “rst or even fourth home, meet with a Realtor and heed the message in this article and avoid these common buyer pitfalls. For many house hunters, “nding a dream home is the ultimate goal. Most of us have a list of wants and needs for our new home, and we can be pretty particular when it comes to “nding a home that checks off all those items. A common pitfall encountered by buyers is not being able to see the potential and importance of one of the most crucial tools when you decide to purchase a home, which is selecting a professional Realtor „ especially when it comes to the details in the process when buying a property. A Realtor experienced in the area and type of property requirements you and your family have can save you time and money in addition to have a pleasant experience. Some buyers can be turned off by a home because of the color of the carpet or paint, even when the property meets all their requirements. Dont immediately write off a house just because of simple cosmetic details „ it could be your true diamond in the rough. Perhaps youve found the perfect home „ perfect size, perfect area, and perfect price „ and you want it as soon as possible. You decide to skip the home inspection because of a competitive market. Bad idea, and a buyer pitfall quite a few people fall victim to. While skipping an inspection might seem like a good idea, especially in a hot real estate market, the inspection is essentially a health checkŽ of a property, and the last thing you want is to spend a lot of money on a sick home. Avoid this pitfall by always insisting on a home inspection „ it will only bene“t you in the long run. When buying a home, especially in a competitive real estate market, thinking about the future might be bene“cial. If you dont intend on moving within the next “ve years, “nding a home that “ts your needs now and “ve years from now is a great idea. Its all too common for some buyers to fall in love with a home and compromise on something. While compromising on whether or not a home has a garage that will “t two or three cars may seem like a simple compromise, falling in love with a modern downtown studio apartment when you need a three-bedroom house is not. When you begin your real estate search, avoid forgetting your actual needs. And while youll likely fall in love with a home that doesnt quite “t your must-have list, dont compromise on those vital items. While it may seem like a great idea to go it alone, a common buyer pitfall is choosing to not use an experienced agent. Sure, you can look at listings online but do you have the inside scoop on recently listed homes or homes that havent even hit the market? Not likely. Real estate agents are incredibly valuable to the home buying process, especially when it comes to “nding properties that suit your wants and needs. They communicate with other agents; they have access to different MLSs, and they provide an incredible service to you. Avoid this pitfall by employing the services of your talented and professional agent „ we have your best interests at heart! To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-991-8235 or email your dream homeTODAYS REAL ESTATEJULIO SEDA JULIO SEDATODAYS REAL ESTATE DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Your News Tips To: MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € APRIL 29 ND (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! APRIL. 29TH 11AM-1PM3904 Rain Dance SebringSB2163 (3/2)$32,500 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401APRIL. 29TH 1PM-3PM3132 Going to the Sun SebringSB2216 (3/2)$59,800 TODAYKim Strasser (574)532-8023APRIL. 29TH 1PM-3PM703 Elephant Walk SebringSB2233 (2/1)$89,500 TODAYJack Walden (239) 825-8401 TANGLEWOOD CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB APRIL 29th • 11am-1PM751 Mockingbird Avon ParkSB2181 (2/2)$29,900Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675 TODAYAPRIL 29th • 11am-1PM682 e. Mockingbird Avon Park SB2243 (2/2)$39,900Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675 TODAYAPRIL. 29TH 1AM-1PM452 NE Snead Avon ParkSB2218 (2/2)$24,900 TODAYWendy Jager (863)812-4675APRIL. 29TH 1PM-3PM2766 S. Flamingo Avon ParkSB2170 (2/2)$31,900 TODAYWendy Jager (863)812-4675BY APPT ONLY727 Mockingbird Avon ParkSB2172 (2/2)$35,000 BY APPT ONLYPresented by: The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 $23,0002/2 split floor plan, wood laminate floors & vinyl throughout, Airy screened lanai w/covered porch. Golf Cart Garage. Mature landscape, quiet neighborhood. Motivated Seller. SB2180 Reggie Maxon (863)808-1706LARGE 2BR-MOTIVATED SELLER! $39,9003/2 being sold fully furnished. Contemporary furnishings and window treatment throughout, cathedral ceilings, crown molding and office space. The home has fresh paint and new Air conditioner December 2017. home is move in condition with front screened porch, golf cart shed.SB2166 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340BACK ON THE MARKET AND REDUCED! $114,9002/2/2 on small lake in Tanglewood. 2017 completely renovated. Dbl screened carport, wood laminate floor, stone fireplace, library/office. SS appliances, New roof & AC in 2016. Granite baths. SB2126 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751PROFESSIONAL REMODEL AWAITS YOU! $13,9002/1 Decorated & Furnished Superbly. Fully Equipped Kitchen w/Granite Counter, Gas Self Cleaning Range. Cozy Windowed Lanai W/ Separate Screened Fla Room. Laundry & Storage area in the home. SB2036 Parrish McGee (772) 925-2851CHARMING 6 MONTH HOME $99,0002/2 home w/ updated kitchen cabinets, new tile back splash and slate appliances. New electrical wiring with 200-amp service, New AC in 2016, Newer shingled roof, and New wood laminate. New shower surround in master bath and new tub surround in guest bath.SB2242Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND MORE! $69,8002/2 with a den home has been well kept with plenty of elbow room, it features a new roof in 2018, kitchen tile replaced 1 year ago. The awning gives this home that special touch. The 21 X 36 Double Drive allows plenty of room along with the 20 X 24 garage for parking and storage. Large 10 X 20 Patio would be great for BBQ and entertaining, master suite with garden tub and big walk in closet.SB2208The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339IT JUST FEELS LIKE $26,7002/2 home is located in very active deluxe park close by the amenities. relax and enjoy entertaining in your sunroom, side lanai, eat in kitchen, huge master suite has large closet an on suite has garden tub, inside laundry w/ built in desk, formal dining room SB2244 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336LARGE AND NICELY DECORATED COMPLETE HOME $31,5002/2 well maintained home is being sold completely furnished and well equipped all you need to bring is your clothes. Extended painted carport, front lanai, and covered porch, pantry plus storage closet, with laundry hookups, large rooms and more. SB2220 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336UPDATED AND MOVE IN READY $32,0002/2 home is located on perimeter lot. Large rooms, kitchen has island open to Dining Room, has a wet bar, perfect for entertaining, relax and unwind on the side lanai. Master suite is like your own little spa retreat. Home is being sold furnished, inside and is move in ready. A Must-See Home. SB2222Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023SPACIOUS UPDATED HOME ON PERIMETER LOT $34,5002/2 turnkey furnished home comes equipped with newer kitchen appliances and a pantry. Both baths have been nicely updated and have low flush raised toilets. The bar frig is included. This home is ideal for snow birds or retirement living.SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (785)304-6471GREAT FLORIDA ROOM OVERLOOKING THE GOLF COURSE $36,900You will love the laminate flooring throughout! Seller will pay lot rent through Oct. 31,2018 2/2 Furnished and turn key for you. Large master bedroom w/huge walk in closet and french doors to your suite bath. Newer life time rubber roof, newer extra-large capacity trane ac, heat pump, newer refrigerator, newer floors and more.Sb2192 Orla or don cox (785)304-6471YOU WILL LOVE THE LAMINATE FLOORING JUST REDUCED JUST REDUCED$46,9002/2 Nicely decorated home being sold furnished has kitchen with granite counter tops, Tile floor throughout except for bedrooms which has carpet. Newer AC unit, nice porch facing street, carport and golf cart shed. Home needs nothing and is in move in condition. SB2186 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340BEAUTIFUL SPLIT FLOOR PLAN HOME TODAY 1-866-896-6622Call For Free Estimate Lake Placid 863-465-6622 Sebring 863-385-6625Licensed & Insured Termite Inspection / Protection / Prevention adno=3566380 Cheryl Oxsalida863-214-3663 4017 Santa Barbara Ave Large 3/2, Harder HallSplit plan, cathedral ceilings, chair rails, thermopane windows. Angled Tile Floors, Huge Lanai and screened porch, privacy fence back. Mature landscaping and well irrigation. NEW ROOF 2018. www.highlandscountyhomes.comHeartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US HWY 27 S. #201, Sebring, Fl 33870 863-382-3887 No HOA$349,900 Custom 4 Bed 3 Bath, .6 acres. NO HOA. Real hardwood oors, custom eat in kitchen, custom cabinets, walk in closets, formal dining, game, bonus room, over 3000+ living sq ft. Black wrought Iron Fence. 3 Car Garage. Cul de sac. 3 golf courses. Custom 2/2 CanaltoLake June 1 House from Lake June. Open split plan 2,000+ living sq ft. Huge kitchen with Island, sun deck, boat house and lift, Family room and Lanai, Lake June & Carrie. Tall Palms, landscaped. New Roof. LAKE$249,9001808 Sentinel Point View 2 Bed 2 BathLAKEFRONT Fully FurnishedHard wood oors, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. 2 car detached garage, dock, .67 acres. Great shing. 1,243 Acre Lake Josephine. New AC Dec. 2017. In house Laundry. Hard er hall$191,500 238 Racoon Ln. Lake View 4 Bed, 2 Bath + Fish Lake Istokpoga .80 Acres DuplexDuplex/Home 2 houses under one roof, 2/1 and 2/1. real wood Floors and carpet in one house, All tile in the other house. Fish Istokpoga then barbecue & swim in Caged pool. Fish 27,000 acre lake. Pool$169,0006400 Concord Dr. Spring Lake6400 Concord Dr. Spring LakePriceYour HomeFind out what your home Could Be Worth. GOLF COURSE Waterfront$289,900131 Orange Rd NE Lake Placid 131 Orange Rd NE Lake Placid Lake June adno=3560452


C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus NOW HIRING REALTORS! We currently have a few openings for licensed real estate agents in our Lake Placid and Sebring offices. Call or email me for a confidential interview. It never hurts to know! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed TransactionsPUT THE AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! M C, maureen@acoolrealtor.comWhat do you do when its time to BUY or SELL? 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Sunday, April 29, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsREADY TO ROLLRookie quarterbacks are set to get to work following the 2018 NFL Draft. Page 6NFL: Draft adno=50532904*See website for detai lsBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesAfter two days of trading and piling up draft picks, the Bucs had a lowkey Saturday, rounding out a promising class with three players who fit the mold of what general manager Jason Licht is trying to build. This year of finding that guy, that man that embodies what were looking for on this football team ƒ that are wired the specific way that we want guys to be wired ƒ these guys that we picked, they certainly are in that category,Ž Licht said. On Saturday, that was Pittsburgh safety Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round, Penn receiver Justin Watson in the fifth and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy in the sixth round, each with their own compelling storylines. Whitehead, a cousin of former Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis, went to his cousins draft party 11 years ago and had Revis mother at his in Aliquippa, Pa., on Saturday. He gave me a lot of advice going through this thing,Ž Whitehead said. Stay humble, anything could happen throughout this weekend ƒ You can learn from the best right there, and hes right there in front of me. I take everything from him.Ž In 140 years of Penn football, Watson is the Quakers career leader in catches, yards and touchdowns, topping 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. He boasts a 40-inch vertical and ran a 4.42 at his Bucs close draft with more than expected AP PHOTOBoston Bruins center David Krejci (46) shoots during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. By DOUG ALDEN Associated PressBOSTON „ Wilson Ramos went deep again and scored on Denard Spans inside-the-park homer, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 12-6 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory. Its the longest win streak for Tampa Bay since taking nine in a row in July 2014. The resurgent Rays have won nine of 10 overall to move within one game of .500 at 12-13. Johnny Field and Carlos Gomez also connected for Tampa Bay, and Matt Duffy finished with four hits. Fields three-run drive in the ninth was his first career homer. Ramos belted a tworun shot in the third against David Price, extending his homer streak to three games. Boston lost for the fifth time in seven games. It also had to replace star outfielder Mookie Betts after the fourth inning due to tightness in his right hamstring. Rafael Devers homered for the Red Sox, and Price (2-3) was charged with six runs, five earned, and eight hits in 5 ‡ innings against his first major league team. Ryan Yarbrough (1-1) got the win with four innings in relief of rookie starter Yonny Chirinos, who recorded just six outs. Gomezs leadoff drive in the seventh made it 7-5, and Fields extended Tampa Bays lead with a drive to left against Brian Johnson. The first of the Rays three homers never left the park. Ramos led off the second with a double and scored when Spans sinking line drive got past Jackie Bradley Jr. and rolled slowly to the wall in center. Span was already at third by the time Andrew Benintendi got over from left and fielded the ball. Initially called a threebase error on Bradley, AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Wilson Ramos, center, celebrates his two-run home run with C.J. Cron (44) during the third inning Saturday in Boston. Ramos homers, Rays beat Boston 12-6 for 8th straight winMLB: Rays 12, Red Sox 6SEE RAYS, 2 SEE BUCS, 2By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTuukka Rask tossed a broken skate blade up the ice in frustration, but hardly lost his cool. I didnt throw it at anybody,Ž the Boston goaltender said Saturday. If I threw it at somebody, Id like to apologize, but I didnt. I just wanted to make sure that everybody saw that my blade was off.Ž Rask settled after allowing a second-period goal while trying to let officials know he had a problem with his left skate, finishing with 34 saves in the Bruins 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Rick Nash had two goals and the Bruins high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand combined for 11 points, however Rasks ability to retain his composure after Mikhail Sergachevs goal trimmed Bostons lead to 3-2 was every bit as important. He was really good,Ž Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. He gave us more than a chance to win early on when we were still trying to find our legs. We werent Bruins zap LightningNHL: Buins 6, Lightning 2Nash, Bergeron score twice to lead Bruins to victory By BARRY WILNER Associated PressARLINGTON, Texas (AP) „ Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it. Players in attendance not selected in the first two days of the NFL draft usually head out of town before the fourth through seventh rounds. Griffin, who sat through 100 names being called in the first three rounds, wasnt in AT&T Stadium on Saturday. Then he was after Seattle spent the 141st overall selection on the Central Florida linebacker who has no left hand. That fifth-round choice, announced in Seattle, drew loud cheers from fans at Jerrys World. Griffin, whose left hand was amputated when he was young, has become the feel-good story this year and one of the most popular players in this draft because of his perseverance, outgoing personality and, of course, his talent. Griffin helped UCF go undefeated last season, then blew through the NFL combine with a 4.38 in the 40, sensational lifting work with his prosthetic, and a can-do attitude. Exactly the sort of player the Seahawks seem to find; they drafted his twin brother, Shaquill, out of UCF last year.Gri n “ nally hears his name NFL: DraftSEE HOCKEY, 2


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Bucs receivers coach Skyler Fulton coached him in the Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, went to his pro day in Philadelphia and now has him joining a deep group of receivers. The Bucs had success last year in drafting an injured linebacker in LSUs Kendell Beckwith, and theyre hoping for the same in Cichy, who hasnt played since 2016. He missed the end of his junior year with a torn pectoral muscle, then missed all of last season with a knee injury. Im right where I want to be right now and Im confident going forward,Ž said Cichy, who had 60 tackles in seven games before his injury in 2016. Im really a relentless competitor ƒ I like to try and make it 100 miles per hour.Ž Those three join five Bucs draft picks who went in the first 94 selections, thanks to Licht trading down from No. 7 to No. 12, picking up two second-rounders, then trading down and moving up before he was done Friday. The headliners were Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea in the first round and USC running back Ronald Jones in the second, but the Bucs were able to add a pair of cornerbacks in North Carolinas M.J. Stewart and Auburns Carlton Davis, trading back up into the third to get guard Alex Cappa of Division II Humboldt State. As a whole, the eightplayer draft class will have a chance to fill significant roles on both sides of the ball as the Bucs work to bounce back from a 5-11 record last season. I was just talking with Dirk (Koetter), when we went into the first round, we thought we were going to have a hell of a lot more needs than we do right now, (more) holes on our roster,Ž Licht said. So we feel very good with the quality that we were able to get in the first two days, and today.Ž the call was changed the fol lowing inning and Price was tagged with two earned runs. The Rays added two more in the third when Ramos drove a 0-2 pitch from Price out to left after a double by C.J. Cron. The Red Sox loaded the bases with nobody out in the first and third but got just one run in each inning. Benintendi hit a leadoff double in the third, Hanley Ramirez singled and J.D. Martinez drew a walk to load the bases for Xander Bogaerts, who delivered an RBI single to left. That was all for Chirinos. Yarbrough prevented any further damage with a pair of strikeouts and a soft liner by Nunez to shortstop. Chirinos was charged with three runs and six hits. He walked two, struck out three and threw two wild pitches.Trainers roomRays: Ramos left after a single in the seventh. The Rays said it was a precautionary move because of tightness in his legs. Red Sox: RHP Steven Wright (knee surgery) was reinstated from the disabled list, and then placed on the restricted list so he can serve a 15-game suspension for violating Major League Baseballs domestic violence policy.Up nextRays: Manager Kevin Cash said he would name Sundays starter after Saturdays game. Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.93 ERA) struck out a season-high nine over seven innings Tuesday at Toronto.RAYSFrom Page 1AP PHOTOBoston Red Soxs Eduardo Nunez reacts after strikin g out to end the baseball g ame on Saturda y BUCSFrom Page 1 executing very well. They were better than us, and then our top guys started finishing their chances.Ž Bergeron also scored twice and had an assist on one of Nashs goals for the Bruins, who finished one point behind Tampa Bay for the Atlantic Division title, as well as the No. 1 seed in the East. Marchand had a goal and three assists, while Pastrnak finished with four assists in a dominating performance. A second goal by Marchand was waved off because of a crosschecking penalty on Pastrnak. You need your best players to be your best players, and clearly that happened tonight for us, Cassidy said. Dan Girardi also scored for the Lightning, who trailed by one goal entering the third period. Marchand and Bergeron hiked Bostons advantage to 5-2 before Jake DeBrusk added an empty-netter with 6:19 remaining. The Bruins had just 10 shots against Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy over the last two periods, but made the most of the limited opportunities. Game 2 is Monday night at Amalie Arena. The Lightning, in the conference semifinals for the third time in four years, remain confident. We have a lot of experience. Guys have been in this position before,Ž center Tyler Johnson said. Its one game. It doesnt matter if you lose a game 3-2 or 12-2. Its the same thing.Ž Rask won three of four starts against the Lightning during the regular season, with Tampa Bays lone victory coming in the final meeting. Pastrnak assisted on each of Bostons first three goals and added another on Bergerons third-period goal, giving him 12 helpers in eight playoff games. Theyre good. ... Theyve played together for a while and they know where to find each other,Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of Bostons top line. They play both ends of the rink. Theyve played on Olympic teams, World Cup teams, and every time you look up and Canada is winning, usually Marchand or Bergeron had something to do with it,Ž Cooper added. Theyve done it for a long time.Ž Nash, meanwhile, got his second and third goals of the postseason, scoring on the power play at 17:11 of the opening period and 12:33 of the second to put the Bruins up 3-1. Sergachev countered on the power play, trimming Tampa Bays deficit to 3-2. We lost 6-2, so it doesnt matter how we feel about how we played,Ž Cooper said. Were going to wake up in the morning, somebody is going to look at the score and say Tampa is down 1-0. Is there stuff we can build off this game? No question. But they got six, and in the end we have to raise the level of our game to get back in this series.Ž NOTES: Vasilevskiy stopped 18 shots. ... When Rask lost the blade on his skate, play was allowed to continue because losing a blade is not considered a safety issue. ... The Bruins and Lightning are meeting in the playoffs for only the second time. The teams also met in the 2011 Eastern Conference Final, won by Boston in seven games. Six current Bruins „ Bergeron, Marchand, Rask, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci and Adam McQuaid were part of that team, which went on win the Stanley Cup.HOCKEYFrom Page 1 Staff ReportsThe Charlotte Stone Crabs have scored plenty of early runs this season which has typically lead to a victory. But after scoring three runs in the first inning Saturday night against the Tampa Tarpons, they squandered the early lead in a 5-4 loss. Tampa scored two runs in the fourth and took the lead with three runs in the seventh inning. Nate Lowe smacked a three-run blast in the first inning. He now has three home runs, six hits and nine RBI in the last two games. A Kevin Padlo RBI gave Charlotte another run in the eighth to cut into the Tarpons lead, but the Stone Crabs couldnt push across the tying run. Brock Burke allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk in a no decision. J.D. Busfield picked up a blown save and a loss, allowing three runs in one inning of work. David Rodriguez once again had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 in the loss.MiLB: Tarpons 5, Stone Crabs 4Stone Crabs fall despite early lead By JIMMY GOLEN Associated PressBOSTON „ Al Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points apiece, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in a basket for the Celtics on Saturday night to help Boston beat Milwaukee 112-96 in Game 7 of their first-round series and eliminate the Bucks and the Greek Freak from the playoffs. Horford had eight rebounds, Rozier had nine assists and Jayson Tatum added 20 points for the Celtics, who rode the home-court advantage to win all four games in Boston and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second straight year. They will meet the Philadelphia 76ers, with Game 1 in Boston on Monday night. Khris Middleton scored 32, Eric Bledsoe had 23 and Antetokounmpo had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee has advanced from the first round of the playoffs just once since 1989, losing nine straight playoff series since Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell brought George Karl to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001. Playing in their NBArecord 31st Game 7, the Celtics improved to 20-4 at home and 23-8 overall in best-of-seven clinchers. It was the second Game 7 at the TD Garden this week, with the Boston Bruins beating the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night to advance in the NHL playoffs. Tatum had nine points in the first, when the Celtics scored 15 straight points „ including a tip-in by Antetokounmpo into the Boston hoop „ and 20 of the last 22 to end the quarter with a 30-17 lead. Milwaukee scored 11 in a row at the beginning of the second to make it a two-point game, but Boston answered with nine in a row to make it 41-30. The Celtics led 50-42 at the half despite going 1-for-12 from 3-point range. Horford had 14 points and seven rebounds at the break, and Bledsoe had 12 points for the Bucks. Milwaukee cut the deficit to three points early in the third but Boston scored 11 of the last 15 points in the quarter.NBA: Celtics 112, Bucks 96Celtics beat Bucks 112-96 in Game 7


The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 SP Page 3By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated PressHOUSTON „ Charlotte Hornets star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was at home watching the World Series and marveling at a big hit by George Springer when he learned something about the Houston Astros star that impressed him even more than that play. That was a big moment in this atmosphere in Houston,Ž Kidd-Gilchrist said. Then I saw that he stutters and I was like: Oh man, he stutters?Ž It was an important discovery for Kidd-Gilchrist, who also stutters, and spurred him to reach out to the outfielder. The two connected with the help of Astros manager A.J. Hinch and developed a relationship during the last few months. Hes open. Im open about it, too,Ž KiddGilchrist said of their stuttering. Hes older than me and hes a guy that I look up to.Ž On Friday they spent time together at Minute Maid Park before Houstons game against Oakland. Kidd-Gilchrist took batting practice with the World Series MVP, and the two laughed and joked at the forwards struggles to make contact. Springer, who stuttered so severely as a child that he rarely talked to those outside of close famil y and friends, was humbled Kidd-Gilchrist reached out to him and was touched by his story. Its crazy. Its cool. I think its an honor,Ž he said. It just shows you that theres a lot of people in all different areas of life that experience it.Ž Springer is the spokesperson for The Stuttering Association for the Young and hosts a fundraiser each year to raise money for their camp for children who stutter. He often says if he can reach just one person then his work with the organization is worth it. He knows plenty of children have found inspiration in what hes overcome, but he was a bit surprised another professional athlete was so impressed by him. The goal is to impact somebody somewhere,Ž Springer said. And for me to get in touch with him and kids to see that there are people everywhere, it doesnt matter if you play professional baseball or youre in the NBA or youre in construction, were all humans and its good to not feel alone.Ž Kidd-Gilchrist agrees and feels a responsibility to tell his story to let kids who are dealing with the same issue know that they can get through it. Its important to me,Ž he said. I know its important to him to reach out to people who stutter ... it isnt just the both of us, its all of us around the world that stutter, old, young, male or female, its important to all of us who stutter.ŽBy Julian LindenThe Associated PressSYDNEY „ Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos and backed their Black Power salutes at the 1968 Mexico City Games, was posthumously given his countrys highest Olympic award Saturday for his brave standŽ 50 years ago. The Australian Olympic Committee bestowed its Order of Merit in belated recognition of Normans role in one of the most powerful human rights protests in sports. This is an overdue award there is no doubt,Ž AOC President John Coates said. The respect for Peter and his actions is still enormous to this day. He believed in human rights throughout his life. We lost Peter in 2006 but we should never lose sight of his brave stand that day and further as a five-time national champion.Ž Norman won the silver medal in the 200 meters at the Mexico City Games and his time of 20.06 seconds remains an Australian national record. Smith set a thenworld record of 19.83 seconds to win the gold medal while Carlos took the bronze, but it was their civil rights protest at the medal presentation that linked all three men through the years. Smith and Carlos mounted the podium shoeless, representing black poverty in the United States, with each wearing a single black glove. When the The Star-Spangled BannerŽ played, they bowed their heads and raised their fists. Norman, a white Australian physical education teacher, wore a human rights badge on his shirt in support of the two Americans. He also suggested the idea that Smith and Carlos each wear one glove because they had only one pair between them. Smith and Carlos were expelled from the Olympics because of their protests and were subjected to death threats when they returned home. Norman was never selected to represent Australia again, and his role in the protest was sometimes overlooked. In 2005, a statue commemorating the protest was erected at San Jose State University, where Smith and Carlos were students. Normans place in the statue was left vacant, although the Australian said he fully supported the decision to be left out of the monument. When Norman died in 2006, Smith and Carlos traveled to Australia and were pallbearers at his funeral. He was a lone soldier in Australia,Ž Carlos said at the time. Many people in Australia didnt particularly understand. Why would that young white fella go over and stand with those black individuals?Ž Peter never flinched, he never turned his eye or his head,Ž Carlos said. When I looked into his eyes, I saw nothing but love.Ž The AOC has always denied punishing Norman, although the Australian federal government apologized to him in 2012 for failing to send him to the 1972 Munich Olympics even though he had qualified.Australian honored for protest at OlympicsBy Joseph WilsonThe Associated PressBARCELONA, Spain „ Andres Iniesta means so much more to Barcelona than the 30-plus titles he helped add to its trophy case. The Spaniard, who is leaving the club at the end of the season, was pure elegance with the ball, and a popular player off the field. As Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu put it, Andres is the son any father would love to have.Ž Lionel Messi has been the driving force that made Barcelona into one of the best teams to ever play the game. But more than any player at the Camp Nou in the last 15 years, Iniesta provided the human element that made him exemplify Barcelonas motto of being more than a club.Ž In an emotional news conference on Friday, Iniesta did not reveal what his next club will be, only saying it wont be in Europe. Iniesta, who turns 34 on May 11, decided it was time to go out on top after likely securing a domestic double. Wearing Barcelonas burgundy-and-blue, Iniesta scored in a 5-0 victory over Sevilla to claim a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey last weekend. That was his and Messis club record 31st title with Barcelona, and the team just needs to win one of its last five matches to clinch the Spanish league title. Iniestas departure after 16 trophy-rich seasons will leave Messi as the last link to the group of players that started Barcelonas incredible winning era with a Liga crown in 2005. Iniesta and Messi were rising talents on that team coached by Frank Rijkaard and featuring Ronaldinho and Samuel Etoo. Barcelona won the 2006 Champion League title, which started a golden era for Barcelona with Iniesta and Messi leading the way to three more Champions League titles and a collection of domestic trophies that displaced Real Madrid as Spains top team. For a club which prides itself on producing the worlds top playmakers and passers, there has been no one quite like Iniesta. Deceptively sleek with his dribbling skills and uncanny knack for a game-winning pass, Iniesta was a master at unlocking opponents best-laid defenses. He combined the smooth dribbling skills of Ronaldinho and the precision passing of former midfield partner Xavi Hernandez. While never a prolific goal-scorer, Iniesta has come through in the biggest moments for both club and country. Ask any Barcelona fan what their favorite goal is and more than likely Iniestas dramatic stoppage-time strike that stunned Chelsea in the 2009 Champions League will be mentioned. With Barcelona seconds from elimination, Iniestas laser-beam shot with the toe of his right boot kept Pep Guardiolas side on course to the European title. When asked by Spanish national television in February about that classic goal, Iniesta said it was as if destiny wanted the ball to go in.Ž Iniesta was also in the right place at the right time to score in extra time to give Spain the World Cup title in 2010 with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands. He also played a key part in Spain winning the 2008 and 2012 European Championships to complete an unprecedented run of dominance for Spain and its tiki-taka tactics modeled on Barcelonas ball-possession style. His thoughtful character was seen when Iniesta dedicated his World Cup winning goal to the late Dani Jarque, his friend and Espanyol defender who had died of a heart attack. This mix of grace and excellence earned him the respect of opposing fans when Barcelona was playing away from home. They regularly applauded him when he was substituted. Iniesta joined Barcelonas training academy at age 12 after leaving his village in southeastern Spain. He has become an unquestioned favorite of Barcelonas supporters, even with Catalans who sympathize with the regions secessionist movement. Iniesta never won the Ballon dOr for the worlds best player. He was second in voting behind Messi in 2010. France Football, the magazine behind the award, recognized that Iniesta had deserved to win in an editorial published this week by director Pascal Ferre entitled Sorry, Andres.Ž But true to his demeanor, Iniesta has never complained. A n emotional exitAP PHOTOBarcelona star Andres Iniesta wipes away a tear during a news conference announcing he is leaving the club, Friday in Barcelona, Spain. SOCCER: Barcelona OLYMPICS: Australia AP PHOTOHouston Astros George Springer rounds third to score on Carlos Correas single during the fourth inning on Friday in Houston. Springer and Kidd-Gilchrist bond over shared experienceBASEBALL: Astros GOLF: PGA TourAssociated PressAVONDALE, La. „ Kevin Kisner had another great day at TPC Louisiana, rolling in putts s eemingly from everywhere. Teammate Scott Brown wasnt having as much success, but a clutch birdie on the closing hole gave the duo a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Zurich Classic. Kisner holed three birdie putts from 20 feet or more and teamed with Brown to shoot an 8-under 64 in better ball on Saturday. They topped a crowded leaderboard that featured 13 teams within four shots of the lead. It was a dogfight for us today,Ž Brown said. I felt like Kevin played great. I kind of left him high and dry a couple times.Ž But Brown came up big on the par-5 18th when his third shot from a greenside bunker settled within 2 feet. Kisner and Brown started the round one shot off the lead and made five birdies on the front nine. The back nine wasnt as smooth, with two bogeys mixed in with five more birdies, giving the team a threeday total of 20-under 196. We had a chance to probably run away a little bit and we just couldnt ever get two balls in good position on the back nine,Ž Kisner said. Still leading the golf tournament. Feel good. In the right position, where we need to go.Ž The duo lost on the fourth hole of a playoff to Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt last year at TPC Louisiana, the first for the Zurich as a team event. Theyll face plenty of challengers on Sunday, when the tournament returns to the more difficult alternateshot format. Tony Finau and Daniel Summerhays shot a bogey-free 63, and Michael Kim and Andrew Putnam teamed for a 66. Kisner, Scott Brown team for one-shot lead at ZurichBy John ZenorAssociated PressTALLADEGA, Ala. „ A different Busch will be Kevin Harvicks nearest competitor at Talladega Superspeedway „ at least at the start. Harvick will start on the pole Sunday at Talladega while he goes for his fourth win of the year, which would break a 3-3 deadlock with streaking Kyle Busch. Starting with him up front: Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch. Even for oft-chaotic Talladega, drivers have said Sundays race seems more unpredictable than usual with questions about the cars handling. NASCAR changed the restrictor plates after Fridays practice laps in which Jamie McMurrays car flipped a number of times. The change is expected to sap some horsepower from the cars. Ive never really seen this much uncertainty going into a plate race before,Ž Kurt Busch said. So everybodys got their hands full. Handling will be at an all-time premium. And you have to make the right adjustments on the car. At the same time, you have to protect the car.Harvick eyeing 4th win of yearNASCAR: Talladega


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Umpires„Home,GregGibsonFirst,Jordan BakerSecond,SeanBarberThird,Jerry Layne.T„2:49.A„16,971(37,903).CUBS3,BREWERS0MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf301011.301 Y elichlf400002.262 Braun1b400000.256 S antanarf300000.239 Perez3b301001.192 V illar2b300002.275 Pinac300001.191 A rciass300002.203 Guerrap200001.000 Drakep000000--b-Sogardph100000.115 W oodruffp000000--T OTALS29020110 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. A lmoracf311000.309 Baezss-2b401102.304 Bryant3b300011.306 Rizzo1b400001.164 Contrerasc300000.259 Schwarberlf401003.284 Duensingp000000--Cishekp000000.500 Zobrist2b-lf311001.326 Heywardrf211010.253 Quintanap100001.000 a-LaStellaph101200.270 Stropp000000--Russellss000000.215 TOTALS2836329 MILWAUKEE000000000„020 CHICAGO00100020X„361 a-singledforQuintanainthe7th.b-”iedout forDrakeinthe8th. E„Baez(6).LOB„Milwaukee3,Chicago 6.2B„Cain(7),Baez(8),Heyward(3). RBIs„Baez(26),LaStella2(9).SB„Baez (3).S„Almora,Quintana. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 1(Santana)Chicago3(Baez,Bryant2). 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ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Fltynwicz,W,2-163 112691 2.53 Carle,H,512 000019 0.96 Minter,H,3.10 002017 2.13 Winkler,H,3.20 000281.38 Vizcaino,S,3-410 001316 1.42 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Pivetta,L,1-156 443682 3.27 Ramos1.11 001024 0.77 Morgan.20001116 2.79 Arano12000090.75 Rios10 000018 3.18 Inheritedrunners-scored„Winkler2-0, Morgan1-0. Umpires„Home,KerwinDanleyFirst,Scott BarrySecond,RamonDeJesusThird,Paul Nauert. T„3:10.A„27,794(43,647).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCubs3,Brewers0: JoseQuintana pitchedsevensharpinningsto helptheChicagoCubsdefeated Milwaukee. Twins3,Reds1: JakeOdorizzi pitchedintotheseventhinning, MitchGarverhomeredandtheTwins snappedaneight-gameskid. WhiteSox8,Royals0,Game1: CarsonFulmerpitchedseveninnings offour-hitballandDanielPalkahad fourhits,leadingChicagotoanother victoryoverKansasCity. Rangers7,BlueJays4: BartoloColon pitchedsevenef“cientinningsto earnhis“rstwinwithTexas. Mariners12,Indians4: JeanSegura hitatwo-runhomerandmatcheda careerhighwithfourRBIs,helping SeattleroutCleveland. Diamondbacks4,Nationals3,10 innings: DavidPeraltahadhis“rst multihomergameandNickAhmed scoredthewinningrunonabasesloadedwalkinthe10thinning. Rays12,RedSox6: WilsonRamos wentdeepagainandscoredon DenardSpansinside-the-parkhomer intheRayseighthstraightwin. Dodgers15,Giants6,Game1: Chase Utleyhitthreedoublesandasingle inarout. Braves4,Phillies1: MikeFoltynewicz helpedtheBraveswinfortheninth timeintheirlast12games. 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VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALL1986: RogerClemenssetamajorleaguerecordbystrikingout20battersasBostondefeatedSeattle3-1.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Baltimore6,Detroit0 Texas6,Toronto4 Cleveland6,Seattle5 TampaBay4,Boston3 Oakland8,Houston1 ChicagoWhiteSox7,KansasCity4,11 innings N.Y.Yankees4,L.A.Angels3,10innings NationalLeague ChicagoCubs3,Milwaukee2 Arizona5,Washington4 Philadelphia7,Atlanta3 Pittsburgh6,St.Louis5,11innings Colorado1,Miami0 N.Y.Mets5,SanDiego1 SanFrancisco6,L.A.Dodgers4 Interleague Cincinnati15,Minnesota9 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TexasatCleveland,6:10p.m. KansasCityatBoston,7:10p.m. TampaBayatDetroit,7:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatHouston,8:10p.m. TorontoatMinnesota,8:10p.m. NationalLeague ColoradoatChicagoCubs,7:05p.m. PittsburghatWashington,7:05p.m. MilwaukeeatCincinnati,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatMiami,7:10p.m. L.A.DodgersatArizona,9:40p.m. SanDiegoatSanFrancisco,10:15p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARMAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,New York. 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The Sun / Sunday, April 29, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD HOCKEYECHL PLAYOFFSAll Times Eastern Division Semi“ nals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Eastern ConferenceNorth DivisionAdirondack 4, Worcester 2 Friday, April 13: Adirondack 3, Worcester 0 Saturday, April 14: Worcester 2, Adirondack 0 Sunday, April 15: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Wednesday, April 18: Adirondack 2, Worcester 1 Saturday, April 21: Worcester 6, Adirondack 5 Monday, April 23: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Manchester 4, Reading 0 Friday, April 13: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Monday, April 16: Manchester 4, Reading 3, OT Wednesday, April 18: Manchester 3, Reading 0South DivisionFlorida 4, Atlanta 0 Monday, April 16: Florida 4, Atlanta 1 Tuesday, April 17: Florida 3, Atlanta 2 Thursday, April 19: Florida 4, Atlanta 2 Friday, April 20: Florida 3, Atlanta 2, OT Orlando 4, South Carolina 0 Thursday, April 12: Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Saturday, April 14: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1 Thursday, April 19: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OT Saturday, April 21: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OTWestern Conference Central DivisionToledo 4, Indy 0 Friday, April 13: Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Toledo 4, Indy 3 Wednesday, April 18: Toledo 3, Indy 1 Thursday, April 19: Toledo 3, Indy 2, OT Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 1 Saturday, April 14: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Fort Wayne 3, Cincinnati 1 Thursday, April 19: Cincinnati 7, Fort Wayne 6, OT Saturday, April 21: Fort Wayne 2, Cincinnati 1 Sunday, April 22: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 2Mountain DivisionColorado 4, Wichita 2 Sunday, April 15: Colorado 2, Wichita 1, OT Monday, April 16: Colorado 5, Wichita 2 Wednesday, April 18: Colorado 4, Wichita 2 Friday, April 20: Wichita 6, Colorado 0 Saturday, April 21: Wichita 5, Colorado 4, OT Monday, April 23: Colorado 5, Wichita 3 Idaho 4, Allen 3 Friday, April 13: Allen 3, Idaho 2 Saturday, April 14: Allen 5, Idaho 4 Wednesday, April 18: Allen 5, Idaho 3 Friday, April 20: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Sunday, April 22: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Tuesday, April 24: Idaho 6, Allen 3 Wednesday, April 25: Idaho 4, Allen 1 ___Division Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionManchester 1, Adirondack 0 Friday, April 27: Manchester 5, Adirondack 3 Saturday, April 28: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. x-Sunday, May 6: Adirondack at Manchester, 6:00 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Adirondack at Manchester, 7:00 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m.South DivisionFlorida 1, Orlando 0 Friday, April 27: Florida 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Orlando at Florida, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Florida at Orlando, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4: Florida at Orlando, 7:00 p.m. x-Sunday, May 6: Florida at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Orlando at Florida, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Orlando at Florida, 7:30 p.m.Western Conference Central DivisionFort Wayne vs. Toledo Saturday, April 28: Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. Sunday, April 29: Fort Wayne at Toledo, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:00 p.m. x-Saturday, May 5: Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Fort Wayne at Toledo, 7:35 p.m.Mountain DivisionIdaho vs. Colorado Saturday, April 28: Idaho at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Sunday, April 29: Idaho at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Colorado at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Colorado at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. x-Saturday, May 5: Colorado at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Idaho at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Idaho at Colorado, 9:05 p.m.NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH 1, WASHINGTON 0April 26: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Today: Pittsburgh at Washington, 3 p.m.Tuesday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Thursday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.x-Saturday, May 5: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBDx-Monday, May 7: Washington at Pittsburgh, TBDx-Wednesday, May 9: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBDBOSTON 1, TAMPA BAY 0Saturday: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2Monday: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.Friday, May 4: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.x-Sunday, May 6: Boston at Tampa Bay, TBDx-Tuesday, May 8: Tampa Bay at Boston, TBDx-Thursday, May 10: Boston at Tampa Bay, TBDBRUINS 6, LIGHTNING 2BOSTON 1 2 3 „ 6 TAMPA BAY 0 2 0 „ 2 First Period„1, Boston, Ric.Nash 2 (Pastrnak, Bergeron), 17:11 (pp). Penalties„Callahan, TB, (tripping), 17:03. Second Period„2, Boston, Bergeron 2 (Pastrnak, Marchand), 0:42. 3, Tampa Bay, Girardi 1 (Hedman, Paquette), 2:31. 4, Boston, Ric.Nash 3 (Pastrnak, Krejci), 12:33. 5, Tampa Bay, Sergachev 2 (Point, Gourde), 13:22 (pp). Penalties„Pastrnak, BOS, (cross checking), 10:17; DeBrusk, BOS, (interference), 12:41. Third Period„6, Boston, Marchand 4 (McAvoy), 3:32. 7, Boston, Bergeron 3 (Pastrnak, Marchand), 10:11. 8, Boston, DeBrusk 6 (McAvoy, Marchand), 13:41. Penalties„DeBrusk, BOS, (cross checking), 11:24. Shots on Goal„Boston 13-5-6„24. Tampa Bay 11-14-11„36. Power -play opportunities„Boston 1 of 1; Tampa Bay 1 of 3. Goalies„Boston, Rask 5-3 (36 shots-34 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 4-2 (23-18). A„19,092 (19,092). T„2:29. Referees„Brad Meier, Dan OHalloran. Linesmen„David Brisebois, Brad Kovachik.WESTERN CONFERENCE WINNIPEG 1, NASHVILLE 0Friday: Winnipeg 4, Nashville 1Today: Winnipeg at Nashville, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Nashville at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Thursday: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. x-Saturday, May 5: Winnipeg at Nashville, TBD x-Monday, May 7: Nashville at Winnipeg, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Winnipeg at Nashville, TBDVEGAS 1, SAN JOSE 0April 26: Vegas 7, San Jose 0Saturday: San Jose at Vegas, late Monday: Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday: Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. x-Friday, May 4: San Jose at Vegas, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, May 6: Vegas at San Jose, TBD x-Tuesday, May 8: San Jose at Vegas, TBDPRO FOOTBALL2018 NFL DRAFTThursday night through Saturday at DallasSaturday Fourth Round101. Carolina (from Cleveland through Green Bay), Ian Thomas, te, Indiana. 102. Minnesota (from N.Y. Giants through Tampa Bay), Jaylin Holmes, de, Ohio State. 103. Houston, Keke Coutee, wr, Texas Tech. 104. Indianapolis, Nyheim Hines, rb, N.C. State. 105. Cleveland (from Chicago through New England), Antonio Callaway, wr, Florida. 106. Denver, Josey Jewell, lb, Iowa. 107. N.Y. Jets, Chris Herndon, te, Miami. 108. N.Y. Giants (from Tampa Bay), Kyle Lauletta, qb, Richmond. 109. Washington (from San Francisco through Denver), Troy Apke, s, Penn State. 110. Oakland, Nick Nelson, cb, Wisconsin. 111. L.A. Rams (from Miami), Brian Allen, c, Michigan State. 112. Cincinnati, Mark Walton, rb, Miami. 113. Denver (from Washington), DeaSean Hamilton, wr, Penn State. 114. Detroit (from Green Bay through Cleveland and New England), DaShawn Hand, de, Alabama. 115. Chicago (from Arizona), Joel Iyiegbuniwe, lb, Western Kentucky. 116. Dallas, Dorance Armstrong, de, Kansas. 117. Tampa Bay (from Detroit through New England), Jordan Whitehead, s, Pittsburgh. 118. Baltimore, Anthony Averett, cb, Alabama. 119. L.A. Chargers, Kyzir White, s, West Virginia. 120. Seattle, Will Dissly, te, Washington. 121. Buffalo, Taron Johnson, cb, Weber State. 122. Baltimore (from Kansas City), Kenny Young, lb, UCLA. 123. Miami (from Carolina through Cleveland), Durham Smythe, te, Notre Dame. 124. Kansas City (from L.A. Rams), Armani Watts, s, Texas A&M. 125. Philadelphia (from Tennessee through Baltimore), Avonte Maddox, db, Pittsburgh. 126. Atlanta, Ito Smith, rb, Southern Miss. 127. New Orleans, Rick Leonard, ot, Florida State. 128. San Francisco (from Pittsburgh), Kentavius Street, de, NC State. 129. Jacksonville, Will Richardson, OT, NC State. 130. Philadelphia (from Minnesota), Josh Sweat, dl, Florida State. 131. Miami (from New England through Philadelphia), Kalen Ballage, rb, Arizona State. 132. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Jaleel Scott, wr, New Mexico State.Compensatory Selections133. Green Bay, JMon Moore, wr, Missouri. 134. Arizona, Chase Edmonds, rb, Fordham. 135. L.A. Rams (from N.Y. Giants), John FranklinMyers, de, Stephen F. Austin. 136. Carolina (from New England through L.A. Rams), Marquis Haynes, de, Mississippi. 137. Dallas, Dalton Schultz, te, Stanford.Fifth Round138. Green Bay (from Cleveland), Cole Madison, g, Washington State. 139. N.Y. Giants, RJ McIntosh, dt, Miami. 140. Oakland (from Indianapolis), Maurice Hurst, dt, Michigan. 141. Seattle (from Houston), Shaquem Grif“ n, lb, UCF. 142. San Francisco (from Denver through Washington), D.J. Reed, cb, Kansas State. 143. New England (from N.Y. Jets through San Francisco), JaWhaun Bentley, lb, Purdue. 144. Tampa Bay, Justin Watson, wr, Pennsylvania. 145. Chicago, Bilal Nichols, dt, Delaware. 146. Seattle (from Oakland), Tre Flowers, s, Oklahoma State. 147. L.A. Rams (from Miami through New Orleans, Green Bay and Carolina), Michah Kiser, lb. Virginia. 148. Pittsburgh (from San Francisco), Marcus Allen, s, Penn State. 149. Seattle (from Washington through Denver), Michael Dickson, p, Texas. 150. Cleveland (from Green Bay), Genard Avery, lb, Memphis State. 151. Cincinnati, Davontae Harris, cb, Illinois State. 152. Tennessee (from Arizona through Oakland and Baltimore), Dane Crulkshank, s, Arizona. 153. Detroit, Tyrell Crosby, g, Oregon. 154. Buffalo (from Baltimore), Siran Neal, s, Jacksonville State. 155. L.A. Chargers, Scott Quessenberry, c, UCLA. 156. Denver (from Seattle through Philadelphia and Seattle), Troy Fumagalli, te, Wisconsin. 157. Minnesota (from Dallas through N.Y. Jets), Tyler Conklin, te, Central Michigan. 158. Cincinnati (from Buffalo), Andrew Brown, dt, Virginia. 159. Indianapolis (from Kansas City through Cleveland, New England and Oakland), Daurice Fountain, wr, Northern Iowa. 160. L.A. Rams (from L.A. Rams through Denver), Ogbonnia Okoronkwa, de, Oklahoma. 161. Carolina, Jermaine Carter, lb, Maryland. 162. Baltimore (from Tennessee), Jordan Lasley, wr, UCLA. 163. Washington (from Atlanta through Denver), Tim Settle, dt, Virginia Tech. 164. New Orleans, Natrell Jamerson, s, Wisconsin. 165. Pittsburgh, Jaylen Samuels, te, NC State. 166. Buffalo (from Jacksonville), Wyatt Teller, g, Virginia Tech. 167. Minnesota (from Minnesota through N.Y. Jets), Daniel Carlson, k, Auburn. 168. Seattle (from New England), Jamarco Jones, ot, Ohio State. 169. Indianapolis (from Philadelphia), Jordan Wilkins, rb, Mississippi.Compensatory Selections170. Cincinnati, Darius Phillips, cb, Western Michigan. 171. Dallas, Mike White, qb, Western Kentucky. 172. Green Bay, JK Scott, p, Alabama. 173. Oakland (from Dallas), Johnny Townsend, p, Florida. 174. Green Bay, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, wr, South Florida.Sixth Round175. Cleveland, Damion Ratley, wr, Texas A&M. 176. L.A. Rams (from N.Y. Giants), John Kelly, rb, Tennessee. 177. Houston, Duke Ejiofor, de, Wake Forest. 178. New England (from Indianapolis through Cleveland), Christian Sam, lb, Arizona State. 179. N.Y. Jets, Parry Nickerson, cb, Tulane. 180. N.Y. Jets (from Tampa Bay through Minnesota), Foley Fatukasi, dt, UConn. 181. Chicago, Kylie Fitts, de, Utah. 182. Arizona (from Denver), Chris Campbell, cb, Penn State. 183. L.A. Rams (from Miami), Sam Jones, ol, Arizona State. 184. San Francisco, Marcell Harris, s, Florida. 185. Indianapolis (from Oakland), Deon Cain, wr, Clemson. 186. Seattle (from Green Bay), Jake Martin, de, Temple. 187. Buffalo (from Cincinnati), Ray-Ray McCloud, wr, Clemson. 188. Cleveland (from Washington), Simeon Thomas, cb, Louisiana-Lafayette. 189. New Orleans (from Arizona), Kamrin Moore, cb, Boston College. 190. Baltimore, DeShon Elliott, s, Texas. 191. L.A. Chargers, Dylan Campbell, wr, Texas Tech. 192. L.A. Rams (from Seattle through Oakland through Dallas), Jamil Demby, ot, Maine. 193. Dallas, Chris Covington, lb, Indiana. 194. Atlanta (from Detroit through L.A. Rams), Russell Gage, wr, LSU. 195. L.A. Rams (from Buffalo), Sebastian Joseph, dt, Rutgers. 196. Kansas City, Tremon Smith, cb, Central Arkansas. 197. Washington (from Carolina through L.A. Rams), Shaun Dion Hamilton, lb, Alabama. 198. Kansas City (from L.A. Rams through New England), Reginald McKenzie, g, Tennessee. 199. Tennessee, Luke Falk, qb, Washington State. 200. Atlanta, Foye Oluokun, s, Yale. 201. New Orleans, Boston Scott, rb, Louisiana Tech. 202. Tampa Bay (from Pittsburgh), Jack Cichy, lb, Wisconsin. 203. Jacksonville, Tanner Lee, qb, Nebraska. 204. N.Y. Jets (from Minnesota), Trenton Cannon, rb, Virginia State. 205. L.A. Rams (from New England through Cleveland and Washington), Trevon Young, de, Louisville. 206. Philadelphia, Matt Pryor, ot, TCU.Compensatory Selections207. Green Bay, Equanimeous St. Brown, wr, Notre Dame. 208. Dallas, Cedrick Wilson, wr, Boise State. 209. Miami (from Kansas City through L.A. Rams), Cornell Armstrong, cb, Southern Miss. 210. New England (from Oakland), Braxton Berrios, wr, Miami. 211. Houston, Jordan Thomas, te, Mississippi State. 212. Baltimore (from Oakland), Greg Senat, ot, Wagner. 213. Minnesota, Colby Gossett, g, Appalachian State. 214. Houston, Peter Kalambayl, de, Stanford. 215. Baltimore (from Baltimore through Tennessee), Bradley Bozeman, c, Alabama. 216. Oakland, Azeem Victor, lb, Washington. 217. Denver (from Oakland through L.A. Rams), Keishawn Bierria, lb, Washington. 218. Minnesota, Ade Aruna, de, Tulane.Seventh Round 219. New England (from Cleveland), Danny Etling, qb, LSU. 220. Seattle (from N.Y. Giants through Pittsburgh), Alex McGough, qb, FIU. 221. Indianapolis, Matthew Adams, lb, Houston. 222. Houston, Jermaine Kelly, db, San Jose State. 223. San Francisco (from Tampa Bay through Miami), Jullian Taylor, dt, Temple. 224. Chicago, Javon Wims, wr, Georgia. 225. Minnesota (from Denver through Minnesota and N.Y. Jets), Devante Downs, lb, California. 226. Denver (from N.Y. Jets through Seattle), David Williams, rb, Arkansas. 227. Miami (from San Francisco), Quentin Poling, lb, Ohio. 228. Oakland, Marcell Ateman, wr, Oklahoma State. 229. Miami, Jason Sanders, k, New Mexico. 230. Jacksonville (from Cincinnati), Leon Jacobs, de, Wisconsin. 231. L.A. Rams (from Washington), Travin Howard, lb, TCU. 232. Green Bay, James Looney, de, California. 233. Philadelphia (from Arizona through Kansas City through New England), Jordan Mailata, ot, No college. 234. Carolina (from L.A. Chargers through Buffalo), Andre Smith, lb, North Carolina. 235. Indianapolis (from Seattle through N.Y. Jets), Zaire Franklin, lb, Syracuse. 236. Dallas, Bo Scarbrough, rb, Alabama. 237. Detroit, Nick Bawden, rb, San Diego State. 238. Baltimore, Zach Sieler, de, Ferris State. 239. Green Bay (from Buffalo), Hunter Bradley, ls, Mississippi State. 240. San Francisco (from Kansas City), Richie James, wr, Middle Tennessee. 241. Washington (from L.A. Rams), Greg Stroman, cb, Virginia Tech. 242. Carolina, Kendrick Norton, dt, Miami. 243. New England (from Tennessee through Kansas City), Keion Crossen, db, Western Carolina. 244. L.A. Rams (from Atlanta), Justin Lawler, de, SMU. 245. New Orleans, Will Clapp, g, LSU. 246. Pittsburgh, Joshua Frazier, dt, Alabama. 247. Jacksonville, Logan Cooke, p, Mississippi State. 248. Green Bay (from Minnesota through Seattle), Kendall Donnerson, de, Southeast Missouri State. 249. Cincinnati (from New England), Logan Woodside, qb, Toledo. 250. New England (from Philadelphia through Seattle, New England, Seattle and Philadelphia), Ryan Izzo, te, Flroida State.Compensatory Selections251. L.A. Chargers, Justin Jackson, rb, Northwestern. 252. Cincinnati, Rod Taylor, g, Mississippi. 253. Cincinnati, Auden Tate, wr, Florida state. 254. Arizona, Korey Cunningham, ot, Cincinnati. 255. Buffalo (from Tampa Bay), Austin Proehl, wr, North Carolina. 256. Washington (from Atlanta through L.A. Rams), Trey Quinn, wr, SMU.DRAFT TRADES Saturday24. New England traded its fourth-round (No. 105) pick to Cleveland for the Browns fourth-round (No. 114) and sixth-round (No. 178) picks and a 2019 third-round pick. Cleveland selected Antonio Callaway, wr, Florida. New England traded (No. 114) to Detroit and selected Christian Sam, lb, Arizona State. 25. New England traded its fourth-round (No. 114) pick to Detroit for the Lions 2019 third-round pick. Detroit selected DaShawn Hand, de, Alabama. 26. L.A. Rams traded its fourth-round (No. 136) pick to Carolina for the Panthers “ fth(No. 147) and sixth-round (No. 197). Carolina selected Marquis Haynes, de, Mississippi. L.A. Rams selected Michah Kiser, lb. Virginia and traded (No. 197) to Washington. 27. Indianapolis traded its “ fth-round (No. 140) pick to Oakland for the Raiders “ fth(No. 159) and sixth-round (No. 185) picks. Oakland selected Maurice Hurst, dt, Michigan. Indianapolis selected Daurice Fountain, wr, Northern Iowa and Deon Cain, wr, Clemson. 28. Denver traded its “ fth-round (No. 149) to Seattle for the Seahawks “ fth(No. 156) and seventh-round (No. 226) picks. Seattle selected Michael Dickson, p, Texas. Denver selected Troy Fumagalli, te, Wisconsin and David Williams, rb, Arkansas. 29. Baltimore traded its “ fth-round (No. 152) pick to Tennessee for the Titans “ fth(No. 162), sixth-round (No. 215) picks. Tennessee selected Dane Crulkshank, s, Arizona. Baltimore selected Jordan Lasley, wr, UCLA and Bradley Bozeman, c, Alabama. 30. N.J. Jets traded its “ fth-round (No. 157) pick to Minnesota for the Vikings “ fth(No. 167) and seventh-round (No. 225) picks. Minnesota selected Tyler Conklin, te, Central Michigan. N.Y. Jets traded (No. 167) and (No. 225) back to Minnesota. 31. Dallas traded WR Tavon Austin to the L.A. Rams for the Rams sixth-round (No. 192) pick. Dallas selected Jamil Demby, ot, Maine. 32. Denver traded its “ fth-round (No. 160) pick to the L.A. Rams for the Rams sixth(No. 183) and seventh-round (No. 217) picks. L.A. Rams selected Ogbonnia Okoronkwa, de, Oklahoma. Denver selected Sam Jones, ol, Arizona State and Keishawn Bierria, lb, Washington. 33. N.J. Jets traded its “ fth(No. 167) and seventh-round (No. 225) picks to Minnesota for the Vikings sixth-round (No. 180) and (No. 204) picks. Minnesota selected Daniel Carlson, k, Auburn and Devante Downs, cb, California. N.Y. Jets selected Foley Fatukasi, dt, UConn and Trenton Cannon, rb, Virginia State. 34. N.Y. Jets traded its seventh-round (No. 235) to Indianapolis for DE Henry Anderson. Indianapolis selected Zaire Franklin, lb, Syracuse. 35. L.A. Rams traded its sixth-round (No. 194) pick to Atlanta for the Falcons seventh-round (No. 244) and (No. 256) picks. Atlanta selected Russell Gage, wr, LSU. L.A. Rams selected Justin Lawler, de, SMU and traded (No. 256) to Washington. 36. L.A. Rams traded its sixth(No. 197) and seventh-round (No. 256) picks to Washington for the Redskins sixth(No. 205) and seneth-round (No. 231) pick. Washington selected Shaun Dion Hamilton, lb, Alabama and Trey Quinn, wr, SMU. L.A. Rams selected Trevon Young, de, Louisville and Travin Howard, lb, TCU. 37. New England traded its sixth-round (No. 198) pick to Kansas City for the Chiefs seventh-round (No. 233 and No. 243) picks. Kansas City selected Reginald McKenzie, g, Tennessee. New England traded (No. 233) to Philadelphia and selected Keion Crossen, db, Western Carolina. 38. New England traded its seventh-round (No. 233) pick to Philadelphia for the Eagles seventhround (No. 250) pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick. Philadelphia selected Jordan Mailata, ot, No college. New England selected Ryan Izzo, te, Florida State. 39. Oakland traded DT Jihad Ward to Dallas for WR Ryan Switzer.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO 4, WASHINGTON 2April 14: Toronto 114, Toronto 106 April 17: Toronto 130, Washington 119 April 20: Washington 122, Toronto 103 April 22: Washington 106, Toronto 98 April 25: Toronto 108, Washington 98 Friday: Toronto 102, Washington 92BOSTON 4, MILWAUKEE 3April 15: Boston 113, Milwaukee 107, OT April 17: Boston 120, Milwaukee 106 April 20: Milwaukee 116, Boston 92 April 22: Milwaukee 104, Boston 102 April 24: Boston 92, Milwaukee 87 April 26: Milwaukee 97, Boston 86 Saturday: Boston 112, Milwaukee 96PHILADELPHIA 4, MIAMI 1April 14: Philadelphia 130, Miami 103 April 16: Miami 113, Philadelphia 103 April 19: Philadelphia 128, Miami 108 April 21: Philadelphia 106, Miami 102 April 24: Philadelphia 104, Miami 91CLEVELAND 3, INDIANA 3April 15: Indiana 98, Cleveland 80 April 18: Cleveland 100, Indiana 97 April 20: Indiana 92, Cleveland 90 April 22: Cleveland 104, Indiana 100 April 25: Cleveland 98, Indiana 95 Friday: Indiana 121, Cleveland 87 Today: Indiana at Cleveland, 1 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON 4, MINNESOTA 1April 15: Houston 104, Minnesota 101 April 18: Houston 102, Minnesota 82 April 21: Minnesota 121, Houston 105 April 23: Houston 119, Minnesota 100 April 25: Houston 122, Minnesota 104GOLDEN STATE 4, SAN ANTONIO 1April 14: Golden State 113, San Antonio 92 April 16: Golden State 116, San Antonio 101 April 19: Golden State 110, San Antonio 97 April 22: San Antonio 103, Golden State 90 April 24: Golden State 99, San Antonio 91NEW ORLEANS 4, PORTLAND 0April 14: New Orleans 97, Portland 95 April 17: New Orleans 111, Portland 102 April 19: New Orleans 119, Portland 102 April 21: New Orleans 131, Portland 123UTAH 4, OKLAHOMA CITY 2April 15: Oklahoma City 116, Utah 108 April 18: Utah 102, Oklahoma City 95 April 21: Utah 115, Oklahoma City 102 April 23: Utah 113, Oklahoma City 96 April 25: Oklahoma City 107, Utah 99 Friday: Utah 96, Oklahoma City 91CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) WESTERN CONFERENCE NEW ORLEANS VS. GOLDEN STATESaturday: New Orleans at Golden State, late Rest of schedule: TBAHOUSTON VS. UTAHToday: Utah at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Rest of schedule: TBAODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat Chicago -161 Milwaukee +151 at Miami -105 Colorado -105 at Washington -119 Arizona +109 St. Louis -141 at Pittsburgh +131 at Philadelphia -130 Atlanta +120 Los Angeles -142 at San Fran. +132 New York -135 at San Diego +125American Leagueat Kansas City Off Chicago Off at Boston Off Tampa Bay Off at Baltimore -150 Detroit +140 at Toronto -206 Texas +186 at Cleveland -111 Seattle +101 at Houston -213 Oakland +193 at Los Angeles -120 New York +110Interleagueat Minnesota -180 Cincinnati +165NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Houston 11 207 Utah at Cleveland 5 199 IndianaNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -113 Pittsburgh +103 at Nashville -168 Winnipeg +158 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned LHP Tanner Scott to Norfolk (IL). Recalled OF Joey Rickard from Norfolk. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Added RHP Juan Minaya (Charlotte-IL) as 26th man. Optioned RHP Gregory Infante to Charlotte (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Dylan Covey from Charlotte. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Recalled RHP Trevor Oaks from Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Selected the contract of RHP Matt Magill from Rochester (IL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Optioned INF David Bote to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated INF/OF Ben Zobrist from the 10-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS „ Assigned INF Cliff Pennington outright to Louisville (IL) NEW YORK METS „ Optioned RHP Jacob Rhame to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated LHP Jason Vargas from the 10-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned 3B Cory Spangenberg to El Paso (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Recalled RHP Walker Buehler from Rancho Cucamonga (Cal). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Optioned OF Tyler ONeill to Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Jack Flaherty from Memphis. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Placed OF Mac Williamson on the 7-day DL and INF Joe Panik on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Austin Slater and RHP Derek Law from Sacramento (PCL). Selected the contract of INF Alen Hanson from Sacramento. Reinstated RHP Chris Stratton from paternity leave. Transferred RHP Mark Melancon to the 60-day DL.Frontier LeagueNORMAL CORNBELTERS „ Signed Cs Brody Andrews and Jay Carp, and OF Jean Figueroa. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed OF Kenny Peoples-Walls.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueNEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Recalled G Mackenzie Blackwood from Adirondack (ECHL) to Binghamton (AHL).American Hockey LeagueAHL „ Suspended Grand Rapids F Eric Tangredi one game.SOCCERMajor League SoccerNEW YORK RED BULLS „ Placed D Kyle Duncan on season-ending injured reserve.GOLFPGA TOURZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANSSaturdays leaders at TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La. Purse: $7.2 million; Yardage: 7,425; Par: 72.Third RoundKisner/Brown 62-70-64„196 Finau/Summerhays 62-72-63„197 Kim/Putnam 62-69-66„197 Garnett/Hadley 64-73-61„198 Horschel/Piercy 65-73-61„199 Dufner/Perez 66-72-61„199 Merritt/de Jonge 62-75-62„199 Schwartzel/Oosthuizen 66-72-62„200 Knox/Laird 64-73-63„200 Paisley/Fleetwood 62-75-63„200 Duncan/Schenk 64-72-64„200 Goosen/Van Aswegen 65-71-64„200 Henry/Hoge 62-73-65„200 McCarthy/Dahmen 68-71-62„201 Johnson/Byrd 66-70-65„201 Rose/Stenson 65-71-65„201 Steele/Lovemark 64-71-66„201 Lashley/Oppenheim 64-69-68„201 Hoffman/Watney 65-72-65„202 McDowell/Poulter 65-71-66„202 Reed/Cantlay 65-71-66„202 Reavie/Glover 60-75-67„202 Kim/Yun 66-69-67„202 Chalmers/Percy 66-72-65„203 Walker/OHair 64-73-66„203 Watson/Kuchar 68-67-68„203 Gribble/Peterson 66-68-69„203 Campbell/Jones 63-70-70„203 Kang/Huh 66-73-65„204 Power /Hearn 66-72-66„204 Cejka/Crane 64-74-66„204 Werenski/Lindheim 64-71-69„204 Stroud/Stuard 68-71-66„205 Randolph/Mullinax 65-73-67„205 Day/Ruffels 64-74-67„205 Lowry/Harrington 63-75-68„206Failed to QualifyTway/Kraft 70-70„140 Landry/Gooch 66-74„140 Lingmerth/Lee 68-72„140 Zhang/Dou 60-80„140 Gay/Wise 66-74„140 Duval/Furyk 65-75„140 Thomas/Cauley 70-70„140 Spieth/Palmer 66-74„140 Garcia/Cabrera Bello 67-73„140 Bradley/Curran 66-74„140 Kaufman/Lovelady 66-75„141 Blixt/Smith 65-76„141 Points/Thompson 66-75„141 Stricker/Kelly 67-74„141 Berger/Woodland 66-75„141 Bryan/Rahm 66-75„141 Grillo/Uihlein 68-73„141 Donaldson/Fisher 66-75„141 Hughes/Conners 65-77„142 Baddeley/Stallings 67-75„142 McGirt/Burns 67-75„142 Harkins/Grif“ n 68-74„142 Pan / Blair 67-75„142 Na/An 68-74„142 Every/Saunders 67-75„142 Ancer/Diaz 66-76„142 Varner III/Garrigus 64-78„142 Hurley III/Malnati 69-74„143 Choi/Wi 67-76„143 Kirk/Poston 65-78„143 Spaun/Ryder 69-74„143 Armour/Wagner 69-75„144 Snedeker/Holmes 66-78„144 Koepka/Turnesa 67-78„145 Sabbatini/Daly 68-77„145 Mitchell/Jaeger 67-78„145 Swafford/English 68-77„145 Silverman/Atkins 66-79„145 Stefani/Rollins 67-79„146 Blaum/Barber 67-80„147 Flores/Merrick 72-76„148 Knost/Barnes 72-76„148 Gomez/Romero 69-79„148 Stegmaier/Tringale 69-79„148LPGA TOURMEDIHEAL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif. Purse: $1.5 million; Yardage: 6,551; Par: 72.Third RoundLydia Ko 68-70-67„205 Jessica Korda 68-67-71„206 Minjee Lee 70-70-68„208 Mariajo Uribe 71-71-68„210 Ryann OToole 70-71-69„210 Moriya Jutanugarn 71-68-71„210 Charley Hull 69-68-73„210 Ariya Jutanugarn 71-72-68„211 Annie Park 70-66-75„211 Aditi Ashok 73-71-68„212 Shanshan Feng 73-71-68„212 Mo Martin 70-71-71„212 Nasa Hataoka 71-69-72„212 Haeji Kang 71-75-67„213 Carlota Ciganda 70-74-69„213 Angel Yin 73-69-71„213 Celine Boutier 72-70-71„213 Mi Hyang Lee 72-70-71„213 Caroline Masson 72-69-72„213 Perrine Delacour 70-71-72„213 So Yeon Ryu 70-70-73„213 Yu Liu 72-73-69„214 Jenny Shin 72-72-70„214 Sei Young Kim 69-70-75„214 Michelle Wie 74-72-69„215 Candie Kung 75-70-70„215 Hee Young Park 71-71-73„215 Jaye Marie Green 70-72-73„215 Caroline Hedwall 68-74-73„215 Jacqui Concolino 72-69-74„215 Su Oh 68-72-75„215 Bronte Law 76-70-70„216 Katie Burnett 71-75-70„216 Alena Sharp 72-73-71„216 Eun-Hee Ji 71-74-71„216 Amy Olson 71-73-72„216 Celine Herbin 69-73-74„216 Emma Talley 74-72-71„217 Mariah Stackhouse 73-72-72„217 Jin Young Ko 72-73-72„217 Brittany Altomare 76-68-73„217 Tiffany Joh 72-72-73„217 Nelly Korda 72-70-75„217 Cristie Kerr 73-73-72„218 Giulia Molinaro 73-73-72„218 Danielle Kang 71-75-72„218 Sandra Changkija 70-74-74„218 Lexi Thompson 69-75-74„218 Brooke M. Henderson 72-71-75„218 Inbee Park 72-71-75„218 Ayako Uehara 71-72-75„218 Azahara Munoz 73-73-73„219 Lizette Salas 72-74-73„219 In-Kyung Kim 68-78-73„219 Hye Yong Choi 75-70-74„219 Cheyenne Woods 75-69-75„219 Hannah Green 73-71-75„219 Dani Holmqvist 70-73-76„219 Caroline Inglis 70-73-76„219 Peiyun Chien 72-70-77„219 Catriona Matthew 74-72-74„220 Maria Hernandez 73-73-74„220 Sandra Gal 75-69-76„220 Juli Inkster 72-71-77„220 Karine Icher 70-72-78„220 Sydnee Michaels 74-72-75„221 Tiffany Chan 71-75-75„221 Lee-Anne Pace 74-70-77„221 Vicky Hurst 71-72-78„221 Laetitia Beck 73-73-76„222 Jeong Eun Lee 71-74-77„222 Emily K. Pedersen 72-74-77„223 Jane Park 70-76-77„223 Youngin Chun 72-74-78„224 Katelyn Dambaugh 72-73-80„225 Lauren Coughlin 75-71-80„226Failed to QualifyPornanong Phatlum 76-71„147 Daniela Iacobelli 76-71„147 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 74-73„147 Ilhee Lee 73-74„147 Lindy Duncan 73-74„147 Sun Young Yoo 72-75„147 Alison Walshe 72-75„147 Luna Sobron 76-72„148 Madelene Sagstrom 76-72„148 Jing Yan 75-73„148 Wei-Ling Hsu 75-73„148 Georgia Hall 74-74„148 Stacy Lewis 74-74„148 Kendall Dye 74-74„148 Austin Ernst 72-76„148 Beatriz Recari 72-76„148 Holly Clyburn 71-77„148 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 77-72„149 Madeleine Sheils 76-73„149 Gaby Lopez 76-73„149 Gemma Dryburgh 75-74„149 Rebecca Artis 75-74„149 Ashleigh Buhai 74-75„149 P.K. Kongkraphan 74-75„149 Paula Creamer 72-77„149 Kassidy Teare 72-77„149 Kelly Shon 71-78„149 Marina Alex 76-74„150 Joanna Klatten 75-75„150 Yani Tseng 75-75„150 Chella Choi 74-76„150 Lindsey Weaver 74-76„150 Min Lee 73-77„150 Sarah Jane Smith 78-73„151 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 77-74„151 Erynne Lee 77-74„151 Kris Tamulis 76-75„151 Megan Khang 75-76„151 Thidapa Suwannapura 75-76„151 Mel Reid 75-76„151 Robynn Ree 75-76„151 Cindy LaCrosse 74-77„151 Katherine Perry 74-77„151 Pernilla Lindberg 79-73„152 Mina Harigae 78-74„152 Morgan Pressel 78-74„152 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 77-75„152 Brianna Do 77-75„152 Brittany Lang 76-76„152 Benyapa Niphatsophon 78-75„153 Christina Kim 77-76„153 Mi Jung Hur 77-76„153 Paula Reto 75-78„153 Nicole Broch Larsen 79-75„154 Simin Feng 76-78„154 Lee Lopez 81-75„156 Becky Morgan 79-77„156 Jackie Stoelting 78-78„156 Nannette Hill 75-81„156 Yuting Shi 79-78„157 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 77-81„158 Jessy Tang 78-81„159 Ji Eun Kim 78-81„159 Maria Torres 82-78„160 Beth Allen 78-82„160 Wichanee Meechai 77„WD Laura Davies 78„WD Mirim Lee WDEUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOURVOLVO CHINA OPENSaturdays leaders at Topwin Golf & CC, Beijing Purse: $3.18 million; Yardage: 7,261; Par: 72 (a-denotes amateur).Third RoundAdrian Otaegui, Spain 68-69-67„204 Matt Wallace, England 65-70-69„204 Jorge Campillo, Spain 69-68-68„205 Julien Guerrier, France 68-69-68„205 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 66-72-67„205 Nacho Elvira, Spain 69-67-70„206 Sihwan Kim, United States 70-66-7-„206 Jeunghun Wang, South Korea 72-66-68„206 Andrea Pavan, Italy 68-72-66„206 Paul Dunne, Ireland 71-68-67„206 Jinho Choi, South Korea 69-72-65„206 Jason Scrivener, Australia 67-69-71„207 Soomin Lee, South Korea 68-69-70„207 Nino Bertasio, Italy 65-73-69„207 Matteo Manassero, Italy 72-68-67„207 Ashun Wu, China 70-71-66„207 Clement Sordet, France 71-70-66„207 Alexander Levy, France 69-73-65„207AlsoMicah Lauren Shin, United States 71-71-66„208 David Lipsky, United States 68-75-67„210 Julian Suri, United States 71-69-71„211 Li Haotong, China 70-70-72„212 Kiradech A p hibarnrat, Thailand 73-70-69„212 WEB.COM TOURUNITED LEASING & FINANCE CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Ind. Purse: $600,000; Yardage: 7,242; Par: 72.Third RoundMaverick McNealy 64-73-74„211 Jos de J Rodrguez 69-73-70„212 Ethan Tracy 70-68-74„212 Taylor Moore 72-70-71„213 Chris Thompson 72-66-75„213 Brett Drewitt 74-70-70„214 Scott Langley 73-70-71„214 Sebastian Cappelen 70-72-72„214 Roberto Castro 73-73-69„215 Brandon Matthews 71-72-72„215 Henrik Norlander 72-71-72„215 Joseph Bramlett 72-74-70„216 Scott Harrington 72-73-71„216 Wyndham Clark 70-69-77„216 Brad Hop“ nger 76-70-71„217 Gonzalo Fdez-Castao 71-73-73„217 Conrad Shindler 68-75-74„217 Matt Harmon 68-71-78„217 Michael Hebert 74-71-73„218 Brady Schnell 74-70-74„218 Sebastin Muoz 71-72-75„218 Ryan Yip 73-73-73„219 Hank Lebioda 72-74-73„219 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-70-78„219 Nelson Ledesma 74-66-79„219 Evan Harmeling 73-73-74„220 Dicky Pride 71-75-74„220 Wes Roach 76-70-74„220 Steven Alker 73-72-75„220 Mike Miller 70-75-75„220 Chris Baker 71-74-75„220 Mark Wilson 74-71-75„220 Brad Schneider 73-71-76„220 Dan McCarthy 68-73-79„220 Matt Fast 76-71-74„221 Derek Ernst 73-73-75„221 Seth Fair 72-74-75„221 Brock Mackenzie 67-78-76„221 Mark Blake“ eld 73-72-76„221 Bio Kim 71-74-76„221 Seann Harlingten 71-72-78„221 Brian Campbell 72-75-75„222 Conner Godsey 79-68-75„222 Kramer Hickok 73-73-76„222 Kent Bulle 74-71-77„222 Curtis Thompson 73-71-78„222 Erik Compton 72-71-79„222 Max Marsico 69-78-77„224 Jose Toledo 72-75-77„224 Bo Hoag 73-74-77„224 Fernando Mechereffe 72-75-77„224 Spencer Levin 73-73-78„224 Grant Leaver 74-72-78„224 Sepp Straka 72-73-79„224 Robby Shelton 73-74-78„225 Matt Ryan 73-74-78„225 Vince Covello 73-74-78„225 Carlos Sainz Jr 72-74-79„225 Rhein Gibson 74-71-80„225 Curtis Luck 75-72-79„226 Jamie Arnold 75-72-79„226 Ben Kohles 74-73-79„226 Mark Anderson 73-73-80„226 Max McGreevy 74-71-81„226 Chase Wright 73-72-81„226 Nicholas Thompson 69-77-82„228 Brian Richey 72-74-83„229 Lee McCoy 73-72-85„230AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPGEICO 500 LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Talladeg a Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 194.448 mph. 2. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 194.082. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 193.525. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 192.936. 5. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 192.754. 6. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 192.730. 7. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 191.904. 8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 191.723. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 191.643. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 191.344. 11. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 191.248. 12. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 191.088. 13. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 191.486. 14. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 191.478. 15. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevrolet, 191.313. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 191.260. 17. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 191.187. 18. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.111. 19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 191.103. 20. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 190.993. 21. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.985. 22. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 190.943. 23. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 190.495. 24. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 190.140. 25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 189.797. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 189.767. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.721. 28. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 189.714. 29. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 188.645. 30. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 188.630. 31. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 187.232. 32. (92) Timothy Peters, Ford, 187.068. 33. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 186.598. 34. (00) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 186.000. 35. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 185.711. 36. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 185.187. 37. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 183.793. 38. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 182.846. 39. (51) Timmy Hill, Ford, 181.891. 40. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 175.372.NASCAR XFINITYSPARKS ENERGY 300Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (3) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 115 laps, 49 points. 2. (15) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 115, 42. 3. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 115, 46. 4. (20) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 115, 0. 5. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 115, 45. 6. (22) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 115, 31. 7. (4) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 115, 37. 8. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 115, 36. 9. (12) Cole Custer, Ford, 115, 36. 10. (34) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 115, 27. 11. (27) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 115, 26. 12. (13) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 115, 25. 13. (35) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 115, 24. 14. (5) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 115, 30. 15. (7) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 115, 24. 16. (16) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 115, 21. 17. (25) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 115, 20. 18. (28) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 115, 19. 19. (29) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 115, 18. 20. (33) Kaz Grala, Ford, 114, 17. 21. (18) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 114, 18. 22. (19) Ryan Reed, Ford, 114, 23. 23. (1) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 114, 24. 24. (21) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 114, 13. 25. (10) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 114, 22. 26. (31) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 114, 11. 27. (38) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 114, 10. 28. (32) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 114, 9. 29. (39) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Toyota, 114, 0. 30. (11) Austin Cindric, Ford, 114, 7. 31. (23) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 113, 0. 32. (37) David Starr, Chevrolet, 112, 5. 33. (40) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 112, 4. 34. (26) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, suspension, 78, 3. 35. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, fuelpump, 53, 2. 36. (17) Dylan Lupton, Ford, accident, 32, 1. 37. (14) Ty Majeski, Ford, accident, 32, 1. 38. (9) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, accident, 32, 9. 39. (36) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, accident, 32, 1. 40. (30) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, accident, 32, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 133.255 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 17 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: .152 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 12 among 11 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Hemric 1-27; R.Sieg 28; D.Hemric 29-40; R.Reed 41; E.Sadler 42-52; J.Green 53; M.Harmon 54; C.Bell 55; E.Sadler 56-74; J.Allgaier 75-109; A.Cindric 110-112; T.Reddick 113-114; S.Gallagher 115 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D. Hemric 2 times for 39 laps; J. Allgaier 1 time for 35 laps; E. Sadler 2 times for 30 laps; A. Cindric ? 1 time for 3 laps; T. Reddick ? 1 time for 2 laps; J. Green 1 time for 1 lap; S. Gallagher 1 time for 1 lap; R. Sieg 1 time for 1 lap; R. Reed 1 time for 1 lap; C. Bell ? 1 time for 1 lap; M. Harmon 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: C.Bell, 1; S.Gallagher, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 356; 2. T.Reddick, 316; 3. J.Allgaier, 309; 4. C.Bell, 307; 5. C.Custer, 299; 6. D.Hemric, 297; 7. S.Gallagher, 277; 8. B.Jones, 269; 9. R.Truex, 251; 10. M.Tifft, 235.


Page 6 SP Sunday, April 29, 2018 / The Sun Course Totally Renovated!! 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 Sumter Blvd. Between U.S. 41 & I-75, Exit 18227-Holes Arthur Hills Designed NEWULTRADWARF TIFEAGLE GREENS adno=720578Golf Special!Includes Golf & a Drink (Draf Beer, House Wine or Soft Drink) at the Grille Room after your round of golfExpires 5/13/18 $39All Day$140(Anytime) 4 Player Special Kingsway Country Club Memberships Available, including Our New Summer Golf Membership Package. 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 MAY GOLF SPECIALSAM: $32 ~ PM: $27 Big Summer Card: Call for Special Pricing*Prices subject to changeadno=50534116 adno=50534215By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated PressFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) „ Sam Darnold was only 2 years old when his grandfather passed away, so he never got to know the Marlboro Man. Dick Hammer left behind a legacy of larger-than-life tales, though, and the New York Jets newest quarterback has heard them all. Family gatherings have been filled with the stories of Hammers athletic accomplishments as a college basketball player and a U.S Olympian in volleyball, his bravery as a firefighter and his creative side as an actor. My mom always tells me how much I remind her of him,Ž Darnold said Friday during his introductory news conference as the No. 3 overall pick of the NFL draft at the Jets training facility. Darnolds mother Chris, sitting in the front row with her husband Mike and daughter Franki, wiped tears from her eyes as Sam mentioned his late grandfather. When Sam was really little, we used to tease him because we would say he got all the DNA because he could do anything,Ž said Chris Darnold, wearing a Jets cap. He was big like his dad, got his dads girth. He got my dads agility and athletic ability. My dad was the type of person that could pick up a game by just watching someone play. Sams a lot like that.Ž Hammer was 69 when he died in October 1999, just four months after Sams second birthday. He played basketball at USC and helped lead the Trojans to the 1954 Final Four. Hammer picked up volleyball after his hoops days were over and ended up making the United States 1964 Olympic volleyball team that competed in Tokyo. He was a captain in the L.A. County Fire Department and played Captain Dick Hammer „ yep, named after himself „ in the first season of the 1970s television drama Emergency!Ž Hammer also landed a gig as the cowboy hat-wearing Marlboro Man in the cigarette companys advertising campaigns, despite not being a regular smoker. It is that innate ability to pick up anything and excel at it that Darnolds mom has always seen in her son, who was also a terrific basketball player in high school. An example was when (Sam) played in a volleyball tournament with my daughter, who was playing in college (at Rhode Island) at the time and she was missing out on a partner for co-ed doubles,Ž Chris said. He was all like, Uh, sure, OK, Ill go play some volleyball. Were watching them play and they got to the playoffs and hes doing all these dinking serves and playing like hes been playing his whole life. That is a lot of what my Dad was like.Ž Dick Hammer would certainly think his grandson is a chip off the old block. And, Darnold now has a chance to create his own legacy. The former USC star quarterback from Capistrano Beach, California, played just two seasons for the Trojans, but showed enough eye-popping ability as a playmaking passer to be rated by many as the No. 1 player at his position heading into the draft. Darnold is now tasked with helping lift a franchise that has been seeking a savior since the glory days of Joe Namath nearly 50 years ago. The Jets have been to just one Super Bowl „ you know, the one Broadway Joe delivered after his guarantee in 1969. Thats a lot of pressure for a kid who wont even turn 21 until June, but Darnold is becoming fully aware of what hes getting into. Winning a Super Bowl is everyones goal entering a season, whether Im a backup or whether Im starting quarterback,Ž he said. Everyone on the team wants to win a Super Bowl. Thats the goal for everyone. Anything short of that is a failure, and were aware of that. Everyones aware of that. And whatever my role is, Im going to star in that role to work us toward that Super Bowl.Ž Darnold already has a prominent place in Jets history, being the highest-drafted quarterback by the team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Getting that phone call, it changed my life,Ž Darnold said. I know its going to change my life, and Im very confident here that were going to win some games, and I think Im going to be here for a long time.Ž Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday night after New York drafted Darnold that the team wont necessarily throw him into the fire, but also wont hold him back. That means the rookie could have a chance at starting if he can beat out veterans Josh McCown, the starter last year, and Teddy Bridgewater, whos still recovering from a knee injury that threatened his career nearly two years ago. Theres a ton of room for growth, and thats the thing Im really excited about,Ž Darnold said. Just being 20 years old, I know that theres a lot of room for growth, but Im also very confident in my ability to go out there and play. But that being said, Im going to do what the coaches ask me to do, and Im going to come in here and learn right away and just go about it that way.Ž NOTES: The Jets announced they released wide receiver-kick returner JoJo Natson, wide receiver Damoreea Stringfellow, offensive tackle Korren Kirven and punter Ben Turk.By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated PressENGLEWOOD, Colo. „ Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Chubb sure was sweating, and not just because of the Texas heat. He didnt want to miss the moment his baby brother, North Carolina State pass rusher Bradley Chubb got drafted. But he also couldnt cut away early from the Lions voluntary minicamp Thursday because first impressions are important, too. So, Chubb knew hed have to cut it close, hop a helicopter and cross his fingers. He introduced himself to new Lions coach Matt Patricia at the start of the teams three-day minicamp Tuesday and asked him what time theyd be done Thursday so he could get to Dallas that night. I have to go to the draft,Ž Chubb said. Why is that important?Ž Patricia wondered. Well, my little brothers in it,Ž Chubb explained. Oh,Ž Patricia replied. Well, well be done at 12:30.Ž So, I knew from that conversation what needed to be done,Ž Chubb said Friday. Associated PressORCHARD PARK, N.Y. „ Offensive line depth and receiver remain two of the Buffalo Bills most pressing needs with five picks spread over the final four rounds of the NFL draft. Buffalo opens Saturday with the 21st pick in the fourth round and close with the second-to-last pick in the draft, 255th overall. Offensive line remains a need after center Eric Wood was diagnosed with a career-ending neck injury and left guard Richie Incognito retired. Another possibility if Buffalo adding running back depth behind 29-yeard-old starter LeSean McCoy and free-agent addition Chris Ivory. The Bills opened the draft making two splashes in trading up to select both Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds in the first round. Buffalo had one pick on Friday in choosing Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips at 96.By BOB BAUM Associated PressTEMPE, Ariz. „ He has a close connection with Aaron Rodgers and wants a Star Trek mind-meldŽ with his new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Hes still ticked that three quarterbacks were drafted ahead of him. Josh Rosen was introduced at a news conference Friday at Arizona Cardinals headquarters. Its heady stuff, he acknowledged, being anointed a teams franchise quarterback of the future. Its pretty daunting,Ž Rosen said. The biggest thing is knowing that I have careers on my back. I have families, I have kids, and if I dont play well and I dont pan out, people have to get new jobs. People get fired and things happen, so youve got a lot on your shoulders.Ž The biggest misperception hed like to clear up, he said, is that he lacks sufficient love for the game. Throughout the scouting process, you had to come up with answers to try and convince people you love the game and stuff,Ž he said. Im lucky now. I got picked. I can just show people. I can just come to work each day and show people over time. I dont have to answer. I can actually just produce the proof in the pudding.Ž The UCLA star somehow slipped to 10th in the draft. The Cardinals traded up five spots to get him at the quite reasonable price of Arizonas No. 15 pick in the first round as well as a thirdand fifth-round selection. He said Thursday night that he didnt know and didnt care why he slipped and was the fourth quarterback chosen. I was a little emotional last night,Ž Rosen said. I would actually say that Im not as angry that there were nine guys (chosen) ahead of me, just the three quarterbacks. Thats kind of what gets to me. So, there were three big mistakes ahead of me.Ž But he said he now sees it as a lucky break. This is an unbelievable team that I think is really, really primed and set to do some incredible things in the future,Ž Rosen said, and I think I just, very simply, lucked out.Ž He will wear his usual No. 3, the same as his predecessor, the nowretired Carson Palmer. Rosen will start out as backup to Sam Bradford and maybe Mike Glennon. It will be his first experience as a reserve. My goals for the year are to accomplish whatever coach McCoy sets out for me as a quarterback,Ž he said. Whatever he wants me to do, its team first. ... Im going to compete my butt off every single day, but then again, Im not going to be the guy that comes in and thinks hes the man from Day 1. Its a long process, and youve got to earn it.Ž Rosen said hes learning a lot from Rodgers. The two got to know each other because theyre represented by the same agency. Rodgers is executive producer of a video that featured rookies under contract to the agency preparing for the draft. It was really cool when he came down and mentored me a little bit,Ž Rosen said. The relationship actually went a lot further than I thought it would initially. I thought we were just kind of going to hang out for the cameras a little bit and talk and try to make it look more than it was. But he has reached out to me a lot. He has been awesome.Ž As Rosen explained it, I think the best word to describe him, and what I try to emulate is, hes a dude. Hes just the dude. When hes walking around the building or whatever hes doing, you just know hes that guy. When he steps into the huddle at a critical moment in a late-game (situation) at the end of the year, you know that hes stepping into that huddle and hes telling his guys hes going to go down and score a touchdown and that theyre all going to believe him, because hes that dude.Ž Rosen wants to be that dude, too.NFL: Draft J ets Darnold a lot like late Marlboro Man grandfatherNFL: DraftRosen comes to Arizona, wants to show how much he loves game AP PHOTOSam Darnold poses for photos after a news conference introducing him as the New York Jets selection from the first round of the NFL draft. Bills close draft with 5 picks over “ nal 4 rounds AP PHOTOArizona Cardinals first-round NFL football draft pick Josh Rosen poses for a photograph after a news conference at the teams training facility Friday. Lions Chubb barely makes it to see brother picked


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, April 29, 2018 SMALL TALKBusinesses balance Facebook privacy concerns, ad needsNEW YORK „ Some small businesses that use Facebook ads to promote themselves and attract new customers are wrestling with whether they need to change strategy after the companys data-misuse scandal. The revelations that Cambridge Analytica gathered personal information from 87 million Facebook users made some people and small businesses jittery. Small business owners dont want customers to draw any connection between their ads and Cambridge Analytica, or to be unnerved by how their data is used. But even wary owners, especially those trying to reach a wide audience on a small advertising budget, say they need to go where their customers are „ and for many, thats Facebook. While I considered deleting Facebook, I understand the importance and reach Facebook has to keep an open channel of communication with our customers,Ž says Mike Seper, owner of Eco Adventure Ziplines. The company, based in New Florence, Missouri, operates adventure rides for people to glide along cables suspended 50 or 250 feet above the ground. Seper is concerned that Facebook users, seeing his ads and then viewing other users political posts or ads, might mistakenly assume theyre connected. We just dont want that association,Ž says Seper, who had been doing most of his advertising on Facebook. Hell still post videos on his companys Facebook page, but will advertise instead on Google and use more traditional methods like postcards, brochures and print ads. Small business owners also need to keep in mind that many people are newly aware of data issues or more cautious about their online behavior. Breakout, which operates 44 escape roomŽ game locations, is reducing its use of reminders that Facebook sends to people who start but dont complete a booking. The strategy does persuade many people to book another By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS ECO ADVENTURE ZIPLINES via THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this undated photo provided by Mike Seper shows Seper on a zipline at Eco Adventure Ziplines in New Florence, Mo. ?While I considered deleting Facebook, I understand the importance and reach Facebook has to keep an open channel of communication with our customers,? says Mike Seper, owner of Eco Adventure Ziplines. ADS | 2 Electrical safety switches, toys on the recall listMore than 1 million electrical safety switches are being recalled because of a faulty switch. Other recalled consumer products this week include toy xylophones, ski bindings, and decorative cushions. Heres a more detailed look:Electrical safety switchesDETAILS: Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R safety switches. The switches are a dark gray metal box with a black handle on the side that can be moved to an ONŽ or OFFŽ position. The OFFŽ position is designed to shut off the ”ow of electricity. The switches may be used in or around commercial buildings, outbuildings, apartments and homes. They measure about 10 inches by 7 inches by 4 inches. Brand name Square DŽ, the ampere of the safety switch and the 120/240-volt or 240volt marking is printed on a label on the front of the safety switch. The recalled switches were made between Jan. 1, 2014 and Jan. 18, 2018 and have date codes 1401 through 1803. The date codes are in the YYWW format (example: 1401 = year 2014, week 1). The date code of the product can only be found on the inside of the cover and is not accessible if the product is installed and in-service. They were sold at authorized Schneider Electric distributors, Home Depot, Lowes, original equipment manufacturers and others stores nationwide and at,, and from January 2014 through January 2018. More details on switched involved in the recall can be found at: https://www.cpsc. gov/Recalls/2018/ Schneider-ElectricRecalls-Square-DSafety-Switches-Due-toElectrical-Shock-Hazard WHY: The power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the OFFŽ position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 1,079,000 FOR MORE: Call Schneider Electric at 877-672-1953 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.schneider-electric. us/gdss-safetyalert or and click on Square DŽ (found under Quick Links) for more information.Ski bindingsDETAILS: 2017-2018 model year LOOK Pivot brand ski bindings. The LOOK Pivot ski bindings were sold in black, white and yellow. LOOK is written on the front of the binding and Pivot is written on the side of the heel piece. Only date codes of H7, I7 or J7, without the letter VŽ stamped on the black plastic piece behind the turntable heel unit are included in the recall. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CPSC.GOVThe power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the ?OFF? position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. The ball on the end of the toy xylophone beater stick can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children.RECALLS | 2 The Small Business Administrations observance of National Small Business Week this year will largely be an online series of events. The awards ceremonies and conferences that in the past were in-person affairs will be held on Facebook, Twitter and other digital sites. All will be free. The events begin today with the “rst of two awards ceremonies. The second, on Monday, will include the announcement of the national Small Business Person of the Year. A virtual conference Tuesday through Thursday will include online seminars on topics such as changing trends in consumer behavior, how to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace, social media, “nances and using video as part of a marketing strategy. On Friday, the SBA plans a Twitter chat about how to start and build a business. You can get more information about the events and how to register for them on the SBAs website, www.sba. gov/national-small-business-week.Surging business salesSales of small businesses surged again in the “rst quarter, with demand sending prices to record levels. That report comes from, an online marketplace for small businesses that tracks the number of transactions reported by business brokers. counted 2,678 closed small business transactions during the “rst three months of the year, up 13 percent from a year earlier and the largest amount since the company began tracking sales in 2007. The median sales price for a small business also was a record, rising to $245,000, up 3.4 percent from a year ago. Sales of restaurants and manufacturing companies saw the most growth during the “rst quarter. Restaurants sold rose 7.6 percent from a year earlier, while manufacturers sold were up 9.3 percent.Get Started!National Small Business Week goes digitalBy JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PERSS COURTESY PHOTOSales of restaurants and manufacturing companies saw the most growth during the rst quarter. Restaurants sold rose 7.6 percent from a year earlier, while manufacturers sold were up 9.3 percent. START | 2From 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, Wells Motor Co. will host a Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraiser for Memorial Elementary School students during the Spring Fling at the school. During the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms event, parents and friends of the school, will have the opportunity to earn a $10 contribution, up to $2,000, for Memorial Elementary students, by taking a brief test drive in the all-new Chrysler Paci“ca and Paci“ca Hybrid … the only hybrid minivan available on the market. Any licensed driver, age 18 or older, may drive and earn $10 on the schools behalf. Wells Motor Co. will provide vehicles and staff to assist drivers with fundraising test drives and any questions they may have. The Chrysler brand will also offer Memorial Elementary a chance to earn an additional $1,000 and be entered into a grand prize sweepstakes for up to $7,000 in additional funding, by simply sharing photos from the event on Test drive at Wells Motor Co. to support Memorial Elementary SchoolSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOWells Motor Company will host a test drive from 5-8 p.m. Friday to help raise funds for Memorial Elementary School.WELLS | 2


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comNatural disasters impactSmall businesses that suffered losses in natural disasters in 2016 and 2017 were more likely to lose revenue than property. Thats the “nding of a survey released by the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Richmond, Virginia. The survey found that 40 percent of small companies in areas hit by hurricanes and other severe storms and wild“res reported disaster-related losses. Ninety-six percent suffered revenue losses, with 61 percent losing revenue of up to $25,000, and 35 percent losing more than $25,000. Sixty-four percent of businesses reported property losses, with 45 percent losing up to $25,000 and 19 percent losing more than $25,000. Power outages were the cause of damage or losses reported by 65 percent of companies. Thirty-eight percent reported ”ood damage, and 36 percent said they had damage from wind.STARTFROM PAGE 1time slot „ but it might also make them feel like theyre being tracked, says digital marketing director Drew Roberts. People who arent familiar with how it works may be a little turned off,Ž Roberts says. Breakout has also cut its Facebook advertising budget by 50 percent in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but its not going to abandon an effective method of reaching out to customers. It excels for us when were opening new locations,Ž Drew says. Like other advertisers, Breakout can take advantage of the data Facebook has available to target speci“c demographic groups and geographic areas, ensuring that it will reach people most likely to be interested in what theyre selling. Facebook has apologized to those whose data was misused, and says its restricting app developers access to peoples information. The company has 10 million small businesses with Facebook pages in the U.S. and 6 million advertisers, most of them small companies; CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted earlier this month as saying he doesnt believe the company has seen a meaningful impact on ad spending from the scandal. Facebook spokesman Joe Osborne acknowledges the concerns of some owners, including those that target ads to speci“c groups, but said Facebook doesnt share their information or that of their customers with anyone. Protecting peoples information is a top priority,Ž Osborne said Wednesday. Weve said before that if we cant, then we dont deserve the right to their information.Ž Elisa Vazquez, who helps companies run their social media marketing and ad campaigns, doesnt want to put her clients customers and potential customers at any risk of being misused. Shes placing fewer ads and aiming at broader audiences, which means targeting fewer Facebook users based on demographic data. For how many years did they say, no ones data has been leaked?Ž says Vazquez, social media director for Elevate My Brand, an online marketing company based in Los Angeles. I want to be cautious.Ž Facebooks explanation of what its done to protect users data has reassured Ekiria Collins, owner of Yorkies of Houston. The breeder of Yorkshire terriers does about three-quarters of her advertising on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, and estimates that about 80 percent of her customers “nd and contact her business through Facebook.ADSFROM PAGE 1Date codes can be found on the bottom of the heel piece and can be viewed by rotating the turntable heel unit 90 degrees. They were sold at specialty ski stores including Christy Sports, REI, Retail Concepts and Vail Resorts nationwide and online at and from September 2017 through November 2017. More details on the bindings can be found at Recalls/2018/GroupRossignol-Recalls-LOOKPivot-Ski-Bindings-Dueto-Fall-Hazard WHY: The heel piece on the ski binding can come loose, posing a fall hazard to the skier. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 6,900 in the U.S. and about 590 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call LOOK at 888-243-6722 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, send email to ple”er@ or visit US and click on Look Bindings Safety RecallŽ or and click on RecallŽ for more information.Light setsDETAILS: Jo-Anns battery-operated Makers Holiday 10-count LED string light sets. The light sets consist of 10 glass jars with white plastic snow and red plastic beads inside and a cork at the top that holds the LED bulb. The light strings measure about 73.5 inches long and have a tag attached with instructions as to how to replace the batteries. Makers HolidayŽ is printed on the front of the product packaging and SKU/UPC 15547201/603559321277 on the bottom left of the back side of the product packaging. They were sold at Jo-Ann stores from October 2017 through February 2018. WHY: The light sets glass jars can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard. INCIDENTS: Two reports of glass jars breaking, resulting in cuts that required stitches. HOW MANY: About 3,000. FOR MORE: Call Jo-Ann stores at 888-7394120 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, send email to customer.service@ or visit www. and click on RecallsŽ for more information.Decorative cushionsDETAILS: This recall involves 21 different Primark decorative cushions. The cushions were sold in various colors and shapes, including square, rectangular, heart-shaped, unicorn-shaped, and pumpkin-shaped. The product code is printed on the label attached to the cushion. They were sold at Primarks eight stores located in the Northeastern U.S. from May 2017 through February 2018. Details on the product codes can be found at https://www. Primark-RecallsDecorative-CushionsDue-to-Fire-Hazard WHY: The cushions can catch “re if exposed to an ignition source, posing a “re hazard. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 14,500. FOR MORE: Call Primark at 855-215-5829 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.primark. com/en-us and click on Customer ServiceŽ at the bottom of the page for more information.Toy xylophonesDETAILS: Petit Collage musical jumbo wooden xylophones. They are musical instrument toys for children. The recalled toy xylophone has a wooden base shaped like the pro“le of an elephant with “ve different colored metal keys and a wooden beater stick with a red wooden ball attached to one end. The beater stick measures about 5 5/8 inches long by 3/4 inches wide. Petit CollageŽ and TT.1902.0617Ž are printed on the bottom back of the xylophone. Only xylophones with this letter/number combination are included in the recall. They were sold at Barnes & Noble, Patina, Urban Out“tters stores and other stores and at and other websites from August 2017 through February 2018. WHY: The ball on the end of the toy xylophone beater stick can separate, posing a choking hazard to young children. INCIDENTS: One report of the ball separating from the beater rod and one report of the ball being loose. No injuries have been reported. HOW MANY: About 2,900 in the U.S. and about 240 in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Wild & Wolf at 855-215-5879 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www. and click on Product SafetyŽ or and click on Product Safety NewsŽ for more information.Water bottlesDETAILS: Base Brands childrens Reduce Hydro Pro Furry Friends water bottles. The stainless steel insulated, 14-ounce water bottles were sold in a pack of two bottles: a pink bottle with a character of a bear face and a gray bottle with the character of a lamb head. The recalled water bottles have a removable lid gasket and a rubber carry strap. Reduce,Ž www.reduceeveryday. com,Ž and 14oz/0.41L are printed on the blue or pink underside of the bottle. They were sold at Costco Wholesale stores and at com from January 2018 through February 2018. WHY: The pink paint on the outside of the bear water bottle contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 2,000. FOR MORE: Base Brands toll-free at 833600-2887 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at or online at RECALLSFROM PAGE 1Real estate agents promote themselves with yard signs, online ads, direct-mail postcards and even sponsored public benches. So, cutting through the advertising hype and “nding the right agent can be tough. We dont have the information (about real estate agents) that we have about other service professionals,Ž says Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America. Still, there are ways to size up an agents record „ and potential. Check out these seven ways to “nd a great real estate agent, whether youre buying or selling a home. Talk with agents recent clients Ask agents to provide a list of what theyve listed and sold in the past year, with contact information. With past clients, Id like to know what the asking price was and then what the sales price was,Ž says William Poorvu, adjunct professor emeritus at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decision-Making and Investment.Ž If youre selling, ask whether the previous properties were similar to yours in price, location and other key features, Poorvu says. You want someone who specializes in what youre selling. Another good question for sellers to ask: How long were the homes on the market? Check for license and disciplinary actions The states license and discipline real estate agents. Check with your states regulatory body to “nd out whether an agent youre considering is licensed and or has any disciplinary actions or complaints. That information may be posted online. Ask about professional awards Peer-given awards count, says Ron Phipps, a past president of the National Association of Realtors. One that really means something is Realtor of the Year,Ž which is awarded by the state or local branch of the NAR. These agents are the best as judged by their peers,Ž Phipps says. Thats a huge endorsement.Ž Select an agent with the right credentials Doctors have specialties, and so do real estate agents, many of whom get additional training in particular areas. The alphabet soup after an agents name can indicate that the agent has taken classes in a certain area of real estate sales. Some of the designations include: -CRS (Certi“ed Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate. -ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative): Completed additional education in representing buyers in transactions. -SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range. If the agent calls herself a Realtor with a capital R, that means shes a member of the NAR. The most important thing you get (by hiring a Realtor) is an agent who formally pledges to support the code of ethics,Ž Phipps says. Find out how experienced an agent is A state licensing authority often can tell you how long an agent has been in business. Or, you can ask the agent directly. If they havent been in business “ve years, theyre learning on you and thats not good,Ž says Robert Irwin, author of Tips & Traps for Negotiating Real Estate.Ž Ultimately, what you want is someone who is actively engaged in a particular area and price range. Youll want an agent to demonstrate knowledge of the area and homes in your price range. Look at the agents current listings Check out an agents listings online, says Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America. Places to look include the real estate agencys website and sites such as, which offer a searchable online database of properties in the multiple listing service. Most buyers start their search online, and you want an agent who uses that tool effectively. A key thing is an attractive presentation on the web,Ž Brobeck says. Look at how closely the agents listings mirror the property you want to buy or sell. Are they in the same area? Is the price range similar? Does the agent have enough listings to indicate a healthy business, but not so many that youd be waiting days for him or her to return your call? Gauge the agents knowledge of the area A good agent should know about other properties that are available in the area, Irwin says. Mention a house in your area that recently sold or is for sale. If the agent knows the property and can give you a few details, that means he or she really knows your area, he says. You want someone like that, whos on top of the market.7 tips for picking a great real estate agentBy Dana DratchBANKRATE.COM LAKELAND „ Heacock Insurance Group … with of“ces in Downtown Lakeland, South Lakeland and Sebring … is pleased to announce that Mike Woodhouse has joined the agency as a commercial lines producer. Woodhouse will work with businesses to assess risk exposure and how to effectively manage those risks with tailored insurance solutions. Heacock Insurance shops multiple partner insurance carriers to offer the most competitive rates for their clients. We are excited to welcome Mike Woodhouse to our commercial lines sales team,Ž said Heacock Insurance Group President Jason Heacock. Mike has recently moved back to the area and we are pleased he has returned to his roots and will be a part of our team.Ž Woodhouse will work from the Downtown Lakeland of“ce and primarily serve the greater Lakeland business community. Heacock is an independent, full-service insurance agency providing Personal, Business, Group Health and Life insurance from dozens of leading insurance companies. Heacock Insurance is at 32313 Broadway St., Suite 101 in Sebring.Woodhouse joins Heacock Insurance GroupSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNa public Facebook account within one week of the fundraisers date and incorporating the provided customized hashtag, #MemPaci“caContest, for Memorial Elementary and tagging @Chrysler. The contest ends Friday, May 11. For 25 years, The Chrysler brand has been helping to raise money for elementary schools like Memorial Elementary,Ž said Carlos Jimenez, Southeast Business Center regional director. The Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms event will offer Avon Park parents and families a chance to experience the capabilities of the all-new Chrysler Paci“ca and Paci“ca Hybrid minivan, conveniently while attending an event in support of a cause that is personal to them.Ž Additionally, all test drive participants will be entered into the 2018 FCA US National Sweepstakes at registration, for a chance to win $45,000 towards an eligible vehicle from any one of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck and FIAT brands. In 2017, the Chrysler brand celebrated 25 years of commitment to its local schools and families. Since 1993, the brand helped to raise over $7 million through fundraising test drives. For more information, visit www. PAGE 1


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New to area, No contract required!20% off initial service/mention this ad. 561-644-2950 or 863-467-8707 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PETCARE5155 In Your Home Pet GroomingDogs, Cats & Birds15+yrs Expd Certified GroomerLow Prices! 863-368-1446 PRESSURE CLEANING5180 No High Pressure WashKills Mold, Mildew & Algae Free Estimates 863-381-8111 SCREENING5184 Pool Encl, Scrn Rooms & Small Alum Jobs. Est. Since 2004 863-381-2767Insur. lic #HM0098 TILE/GROUT5195 Highlands Tile Kitchen Bath Flooring Will set your flooring $1.50sf*Free Est. 863-202-6100 Why you shouldnt co-sign your grandkids student loanCollege “nancial aid offers have been sent out, and the traditional May 1 deadline for high school seniors to pick their schools is fast approaching. That means all across this great land of ours, grandparents are getting hit up by wouldbe college students desperate to use their elders good credit. Federal student loans dont require co-signers, but private student loans typically do. If the students parents dont have good credit scores or arent willing to co-sign, a loving grandparent may be asked to step in. Most of the time, the grandparents should say no. Heres why: „The loan will show up on a grandparents credit report and can have an impact on their ability to borrow money. „Late payments can trash the grandparents credit scores and subject them to collection calls, lawsuits and potential wage garnishments or liens on bank accounts. „If the grandparents take over the payments to preserve their good credit, the strain on their “nances can endanger their retirement. „Older people with student loans are more likely than those without such debt to say theyve skipped prescription medicines, doctors visits and dental care because they could not afford them, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Older Americans increasingly are saddled with debt they took on to educate the younger generation. The number of people 60 and older with student loans quadrupled from 700,000 in 2005 to 2.8 million in 2015, according to the CFPB. The average amounts they owe increased from $12,100 to $23,500 in the same period. Although some borrowed for their own or a spouses education, in 2014 nearly 3 out of 4 reported borrowing for their descendents, according to the CFPB. Sixty-eight percent said they owed the money for a childs or a grandchilds education, while an additional 5 percent owed money for their own or a spouses education besides borrowing for kids or grandkids. Many grandparents agree to co-sign a loan because they want to help their grandchildren and may not have the resources to help them pay for college, says Lori Trawinski, a certi“ed “nancial planner and director of banking and “nance for AARP Public Policy Institute. They often dont understand theyre also legally responsible for the loan. People are surprised when you tell them that,Ž Trawinski says. They didnt realize they were on the hook.Ž Even people who understand the risks of co-signing often take a bigger gamble than they realize. Many students who start college drop out. Without degrees, people tend to earn less and have higher unemployment rates, which can make it dif“cult to repay student debt. Thats why private lenders typically insist on co-signers for student loans. Saying noŽ means the grandkids can still go to college, but theyll have to look for a less expensive education or use federal student loans, which dont require co-signers. If these warnings are too late, and a grandparent has already co-signed a loan, here are ways to contain potential damage: „MONITOR YOUR CREDIT. Co-signers may not be noti“ed if a payment is late. In fact, they may not be noti“ed until the loan is in default and collections have begun. A dip in your credit scores may be your “rst indication theres a problem. „TAKE OVER PAYMENTS. If you can afford to do so, make the payments, then ask the student to reimburse you. That way you can ensure payments are made on time. „ASK TO BE RELEASED. Typically co-signers can be dropped from the loan after a certain number of on-time payments, Trawinski says. The student loan contract should have details about this or you can call the loan servicer. If the loan goes to collections: „EXPORE SETTLEMENT. You may be able to settle private student loan debt for less than the face amount if its clear you cant pay. Be aware that settlement can do further damage to your credit scores. „TALK TO A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY. Student loans are extremely dif“cult to erase in bankruptcy court, but an attorney familiar with your states credit laws can advise you if youre sued. If you dont have any assets other than retirement funds, and your only income is from Social Security and pensions, you may be judgment proof.Ž That means even if youre sued, the creditor cant collect anything. Thats a grim scenario, but youre better off than people who take out federal student loans. Those typically cant be settled and the government has extraordinary collection powers, including garnishing Social Security checks. At last count, nearly 114,000 older Americans had to give up a portion of their Social Security to pay overdue federal student loans.By LIZ WESTONNERDWALLET Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS?


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Apply in person: 135 E. Center Ave., Sebring Director of Infrastructure … FT City of Avon Park Visit: HELPWANTED2001 D r i ver W ante d L oca l W or k! Class A, CDL. Must have 5 yrs exp., Tanker Endorsement & Clean Driving Rec. Call Michael at863-441-1065 HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Senior Mechanic (FLBŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52-$18.64/hr. Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. WORKERS NEEDED 35 workers needed for F Madrid Harvesting, Inc. for vegetable harvesting from 5/20/18 to 7/05/18. Workers will be paid $0.50+ per 6lb BU, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in Greenwood, FL. 36 hours per w eek guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportatio 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. Workers interested can apply for t his job at the nearest One-Stop Career Center. Job order hold ing office at MSC G-300, Cald well Building, 107 E. Madison St. Tallahassee, FL 32399. Job order No. 10680813. Full Time HelpWantedM-FAll positions Available! Apply in person (no calls) at Griffins Dry Cleaning, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring L awn &/ or T ree A ss i stantsNeeded for Lakeshore Lawn & Tree Service. Must be experienced. Pay based on exp. Call 863-441-1556 or email: 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 Pest Control Technician and/or Lawn Technician for local pest control company. Must be 18 years old and have a good driving record. Benefits available. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. 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 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or GHC MOTORSPORTS Now Hiring: Parts Manager for busy motorsports shop. Experience and knowledge of motorcycles. Full-time, paid vacation, 5 day work week. Call 863-699-2453 for Interview HELPWANTED2001 GENPAK LLC a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL has an immediate need for Packers to pack plastic and styrofoam food containers into boxes. Light lifting. 12 hour shifts available. Mfg. experience a plus but not required. Competitive salary and benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. You also may submit a resume/work experience with your conta ct information in your response or stop by our office to fill out an application.Genpak 116 Shicane Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1841 FULL TIME PAGINATOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST WANTED Do you have a creative eye? Solid design skills? Enjoy working in an exciting environment? We are building a design team and we want you to be a part of it!Design and layout pages in a clean and exciting fashion for several print publications.Create ads and design covers for special sections and other publications. Nights and weekends required. Experience in InDes ign and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Proofreading skills a must. TheHighlands News-Sun and Highlands Sunoffers a competitive compensation package including salary plus incentive, a benefit package, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening required. Send resume and design samples to: Donna Scherlacher Multi Media Director Donna.Scherlacher@ 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870. W O RKER S NEEDED 230 workers needed for Pequeno Harvesting, LLC. for watermelon & vegetable har vesting from 5/15/18 to 6/20/18. Workers will be paid $.45+ per BU, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job lo cation is in North Florida. This j ob opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to thei r permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Job order 10674205. GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Fast Paced Landscape Company ISOSpray TechFull Time~Valid Drivers Lic.& Exp. req. Competitive Hourly Wages, 401K & Health Insurance. Drug Free WorkplaceTo Apply:Call 863-453-7300 HELPWANTED2001 The Town of Lake Placid is accepting applications for the Public Works Department. General Public Works employee is required to work in several capacities from sanitation to maintenance of town roads, parks, and facilities. This position requires a State of Florida issued CDL type A or B driver license with a clean driving record. Staring pay for CDL Licensed employee with clean driving record, agreeable to performing all tasks in the job description as needed is $12.40 per hour for up to four CDL licensed employees. Vacation, sick leave, family death leave benefits. State retirement benefits transferable to or from any other job in the Florida State Retirement system. Interested parties should submit applications and resumes as stated on website. letin/employment.html ALL APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: Town of Lake Placid, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 OR EMAILED TO The Town of Lake Placid is an Equal Employment OpportunityŽ employer and is a Drug Free Work Environment.Ž PROFESSIONAL2010 InsurancePersonal Lines CSR PositionFor busy insurance office in Sebring. Licensed preferred. Health, retirement, and other benefits available. Pay based upon experience. Fax resume to:863-382-1334 or email: EmployClassified! MEDICAL2030 Billing Specialist/ Payment PosterExperience required. For busy specialty practice. Benefits available. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida CNA/NURSESALL SHIFTSSIGN-ON Bonus!NEWShift Differential Pay/ Weekend Differential Pay Apply online 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. N urses & P arame di cs~ FT or PT; travel by motorcoach transferring stable patients 863381-4367 or 863-381-3565 MEDICAL2030 Direct Service Support11 pm …7 am shift. Full & Part TimeQualifications:High School Diploma or GED; Valid Florida Drivers License; Pass a level 2 background check; & Ability to care for total care clients.Job website: thementornetwork.comContact Melissa Comeau863-443-0186 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 PT Receptionist/ Office AssistantNeeded at Sebring Acupuncture & Natural Health. Medical office experience preferred. Non-Smoking office. Fax resumes to:863-978-1824 SKILLED TRADES2050 Mechanic NeededCall to set up interview:Cools Automotive863-658-1652 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Computer experience to shop for parts, input inventory & research parts a must. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or GENERAL2100 PT Cleaning PersonFor large Mobile Home Community in Lake Placid: Cleaning Clubhouse, Facilities & New Model/Remodel Homes. Must pass background/drug test. Call for Interview:863-465-4112 or Email Resume: GENERAL2100 FT Groundskeeper/Landscaper/Pool MaintenancePosition available for large Mobile Home Community in Lake Placid. Must pass background/drug test. Call for Interview:863-465-4112 or Email Resume: SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 Caregiver Seeking EmploymentWill clean, cook & take care of you. 863-402-2084 H ome H ea l t h Aid eseeking work:will cook, clean, compan ion in Lake Placid/Spring Lake Exp.d, ref. avail. 863-441-1716 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 3000 NOTICES PERSONALS3020 Nice woman, 63yrs, moving to area, looking to meet new friends 50yrs or over. 718-909-5338 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County Sebring~ 8a-2p Fri-Sun at 2501 Gresham St. Mens tools, girls clothes, furn. & a little bit of everything else! EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYe City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position(s):Part Time Pro Shop Clerk Closes:5/11/18 Sebring Municipal For an application contact the City of Sebring, (863) 471-5100 or visit us on our website at Drug Free Work place, EOE, Vet Pref.adno=3572706 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYe City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position(s):Code Enforcement Ocer Closes:5/11/18 Police Department For an application contact the City of Sebring, (863) 471-5100 or visit us on our website at Drug Free Work place, EOE, Vet Pref.adno=3572718


Sunday, April 29, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 GARAGE SALES6014 Do You Have theBest Momin the World?Tell Her with a Happy Ad! 4 lines of text for 3 days for Only $25!! Call Now to Reserve your Space! Mothers Day is May 13863-658-0307 Donna Collins Estate Sales April 27, 28, 29 Fri, Sat, Sun Rain or Shine 8am to 4pm Daily Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse Grand Prix Drive Brass dolphins, Ipod dock, dining furniture, Harley stuff, table and six, lg. reverse on glass, old horse and camel saddles, massage tables, wood bar stools, MANY African and Indonesian carvings, Oakley stuff, queen beds, Pirate/Disney, art, primitive painted clay beads, books, old copper pots, writing desk, armoire, display cabinets, china cabinet, kitchen and cookware etc.Visit HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 Mattresses, Q n tempurpedic $300, 30x72 magnetic matt $250 (863) 453-4839 FURNITURE6035 "NEW" DOWNTOWN MALLBest Prices on New & Used Furniture and Antiques!! Leather recliner $49 Used trade-in sofa $45 Wood desks from $45 Dbl. dresser & mirror $69Wood bookcase w/desk $79 Glass DR table w/6 ch $99 OPEN THU-SAT 9a-5p 863212-9576. 231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 2 blocks from Circle We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture863-446-2808 B am b oo R attan S et so f a, chair & 3 tables, $350.00 863382-4917 C offee Table & 2 matching end tables, brass trim, bev. glass, like new, $50 561-386-1806 Full bed complete w/linens, all like new, $125.00, 863-3854612 Futon, blk metal f rame, f ull mattress and coverlet $125.00 (863) 453-4839. H ea d B oar d queen, woo d 40ŽH x 55ŽW, $40.00 863658-1574 H ea d B oar d s (2) tw i n, new, signature by Ashley, $50.00 863-658-1574 Ki ng B e d S et, oa k poster h ea d & foot board, frame, $150.00, 863-382-4917 O a k T a bl e~ 42 x 48 w /18Ž l ea f & 4 upholstered chairs. $100. 863-304-8919 Q ueen mattress & b oxspr i ng Serta, hardly used. $300, 863414-8794. T a bl e, wroug h t i ron, mar bl e top 36Ž dia, 17Ž high, over 60 years old, $50.00 863-414-1020 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 42Ž P anason i c TV ~ fl atscreen, very good picture. $80 obo.863-402-1852 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 S ox & M art i n B oo k o f D rag Racing $75; Mopar watch new, $20; Coca-Cola watch new $20; Frito Lay watch new, $20; Mopar wall clock new, $50. 941-423-6030 MUSICAL6090 T r i po d S tan d s (2) new, i nc l ., music, mike stands & wires, cost $85 ea, selling for $50 pr 561-386-1806 MEDICAL6095 Mobility C hair lift~ Harmar For auto, excellent condition. $500. 863-465-2483 Mobility Scooter~ Go-Go Ultra, Brand New! 3 wheels. $500. 863-273-7682 N ova P orta bl e T rans i t Ch a i r~ excellent condition. $100. 863465-2483 Okin Lift Chair/Recliner~me d sz. fully functional. Good cond. Tan. $150. 765-437-1788 P orta bl e Wh ee l c h a i r~ G o ld en Lightbrighter, excellent condi tion. $500. 863-465-2483 SPORTINGGOODS6130 Pi c kl e B a ll & Fi s hi ng E qu i p~ paddles for $10 ea. (3); rods & reels, $10 ea. 863-447-6373 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bicycles, assorted adult and kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 P oo l S upp li es, 40 h ose, $25 & sweeper, $10-863-453-3104 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Troy Built 42 Bronco lawn tractor, auto mulching kit, less than 1 year old, used very little, only $750, 863-471-9445 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 A MP Triad 3 n 1 G enerator W elder & Air Compressor ~ Kohler. New! Retails for $9,400 sacrifice $2,000 863-655-1694 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $695+. 941-773-0723 € 322-6709 MaltiPoo Pups~ 2M, black; 2 fantom (M) & (F). Ready 5/23 Family can be seen. $450 Health certificate available. 863-273-1560 APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Help Wanted/ Local DeliveryCall 863-655-4995 Dishwasher, Kenmore, bisque $200.00 863-414-1020 F r id geM aytag, bi sque, counter depth, ice/water, bottom freezer, $500 863-414-1020 GE El ectr i c S tove~ b e i ge, excellent condition. $100. W ill deliver!563-505-6764 NuTone NS130 Stainless Steel Range Hood~ installed, but never used. Like new, w/manual. 30Žw x 21Ždeep. $85. 352-212-9217 V ery c l ean Whi r l poo l 30 e l ectr i c range, stainless steel, 5 burner, ceramic glass top with double oven, $200, 863-382-0222. W as hi ng M ac hi ne~ 2016 Whirlpool, top load, white. Stainless Steel tub. $200. 863-6551020 MISCELLANEOUS6260 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct., Venus, FL 33960305-216-8452 C ame l S a ddl e, f rom Af r i ca, $50.00 863-658-1574 7000TRANSPORTATION 20 1 6 A C ME EZE Tow Dolly~ Hydraulic db, LED, B-bearings, 10 ply w/spare, 5000lb, garage kept. $1,550. 301-305-1511; 863-385-0695 AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! FORD7070 2010 Ford Fusion SEL47k mi., great shape inside and out. $7,500. 863-399-2273 TOYOTA7210 2003 Toyota Avalon XLE fully loaded. Exc. cond., 130k mi. $4,995. Must sell by May 8.518-852-3475 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 Trailer Tires~ (2) on rims, Carlisle, ST175/80D13. $35 ea. 863-414-2345 F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s VANS7290 1 998 Toyota S ienna Van~ 149k mi., runs good; AC, tires & upholstry good; towing pkg, $3,500. 863-382-0310 GOLFCARTS7327 Cl u b C ar~ 48 vo l t rear en d w/motor $200; GC tire & wheel new, 205/65/10 $45;mag wheel & tire, 205/50/10, 85% left. $35. 863-414-1227 BOATS-POWERED7330 2001 Stratos 283 Bass Boat~150hp, trolling motor & depth finder. $3,500.863-452-5172 MARINE SUPPLY & EQUIP.7338 Boat lift call f or details $ 5 00 OBO, 4 gals. Wood RX paint for docks. $50. (863) 414-0194 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 2014 Diamon Cargo trailer~ 5x8 w/V Nose, used once. Riding lawn mower~ 42 cut. 845-800-1295 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 I BuyTravel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes & Trucks.I Come to You!813-713-3217 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 2002 W estern Al p i ne RV ~ 40 350 Cummings diesel, Allison trans., Kenworth power train, new tires & brakes, 3 slides, generator, 2 ACs, propane heat, dryer, new washer, king bed, large storage areas, 2 TVs w/Dish, full kit., bath/shower. $50k. 863-991-1924 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! Ask 10 people for their de“nition of adulthoodŽ and youll get 10 different answers. Maybe its getting that “rst full-time job, buying a house or doing taxes without help „ concrete moments that signal maturity and independence. But “nancial adulthood, or managing money responsibly, isnt tied to an age or a milestone like starting your “rst real job.Ž I knew I was a “nancial adult when I paid for a plane ticket with money I had saved in a Fun StuffŽ account. Ive never been more excited to Venmo someone (my sister, who booked our tickets) directly from my bank rather than rely on my credit card. Youre a “nancial adult when you save regularly, spend mindfully, face reality and know when to ask for help. If youre graduating from college this spring, build these habits now.Save proactivelySaving even a little bit every month is the single most adult “nancial move you can make. Money is a way to get what you want: security and freedom. When you save a portion of the income left over after covering your “xed expenses, youre preparing proactively for the future. If the idea of sending this money to an emergency fundŽ makes you completely tune out, just think of it as cash thats there when you need it. Youll be covered if you lose a job, but youll also have options if you decide to make a lifestyle change, like moving to a new place.Spend thoughtfullyGetting a full-time job with a $50,000 salary after being a college student who ate pizza four times a week can be a shock. But hit the pause button before you make a big purchase, says Therese Nicklas, a certi“ed “nancial planner in Rockland, Massachusetts. Make sure it will truly bring you joy, and that spending isnt a way to get your mind off something else or compete with friends. Take a look at your take-home salary and follow the 50/30/20 rule. Thats half your pay for necessities like shelter, 20 percent for saving and debt payoff, and 30 percent for your wants. The adult part? Giving up your wants if your necessities or debts demand it. You can have all the things you want, just not all at the same time,Ž says Kailie Abascal, a certi“ed “nancial planner in Vancouver, Washington.Never flinch from realityFinancial adults dont cower at the sight of their bank account balance, even if its smaller than theyd like. Frankly assessing your personal “nancial picture will make it easier to manage. If you have student loans, “gure out what youll have to pay toward them after graduation. Use a student loan calculator to see your monthly payment, and budget around that. Create an online account with your student loan servicer and look up your interest rates. Know that if you put your payments on hold „ to go to grad school, or if youre unemployed „ interest will accrue and your balance will grow, unless you have subsidized federal loans. If you save for retirement in an employer-sponsored account, “nd out the vesting schedule, or the amount of time you must work there before any money your employer contributes becomes yours, Abascal says. Youll have a clearer understanding of how much youve really saved if you end up leaving after a year or two.Know when to ask for helpNo one expects you to “gure everything out right now. Your income, expenses and goals will change many times in your life. But you should feel empowered to get advice, from the right sources, when you need it. Even your parents may not be the best resource if, for instance, you earn more than they do and they havent had experience handling the salary youre getting, Nicklas says. Have the courage to talk to human resources at work if you dont understand your 401(k) investment options. Consider asking a certi“ed “nancial planner for a free 30-minute consultation so you can set personalized saving and spending goals. There are few things more adult than admitting what you dont know without judging yourself for it. Ask BriannaŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. Im here to help you manage your money, “nd a job and pay off student loans „ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to know youre a financial adult when... Ask BriannaBRIANNA MCGURRAN Financial adults dont cower at the sight of their bank account balance..


D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, April 29, 2018 Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandalSAN FRANCISCO „ Facebooks troubles with Russian election meddlers, fake newsŽ and misused data have dominated headlines globally and caused endless headaches for the social media site. But its not affecting the sites bottom line, as advertisers continue to ”ock to Facebook in droves. There is some indication that ad spending actually increased after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook is the second largest digital publisher in the world, behind Google, and raked in $39.94 billion in 2017.Comcast challenges Murdoch with rival bid for UK-based SkyLONDON „ U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britains biggest satellite television company. Comcast said it would pay 12.75 pounds for each Sky share, 16 percent more than Foxs offer.Strong travel demand lifts Boeing in first quarterDALLAS „ Rising demand for travel gave Boeing a lift, pushing pro“t and revenue above Wall Street expectations. The aircraft manufacturer reports “rst-quarter earnings were $2.48 billion on revenue of $23.38 billion. The Chicago company is raising its pro“t prediction for the full year and sees long-term growth because only one in “ve people around the world have ever ”own on a plane.Drugmaker Takeda agrees to buy Shire for $64 billionLONDON „ Japanese drugmaker Takeda has reached a tentative agreement to buy Ireland-based Shire Plc for 46 billion pounds ($64 billion). The deal, if completed, would be one of the biggest pharma deals to date. Shire, which has most of its operations in the U.S., focuses on rare diseases, a “eld that has become of increasing interest to pharmaceutical companies as patents on established drugs expire.Trump meets with Apple CEO at White House to talk tradeWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump has met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House to discuss trade as he engages in negotiations worldwide. Trump tweeted before Wednesdays meeting that they would be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade.Ž Trump has criticized Apple for not cooperating with law enforcement on breaching its phone encryption but lauded the companys planned investment in the U.S. after last years tax cuts.Twitter is profitable again in 1Q, Wall Street not impressedNEW YORK „ Twitter has remained largely outside of the crosshairs of Congress over the privacy issues that have tripped up Facebook, but faces its own, unique challenges. The company is wrestling with abuse on its own platform as well as a potential accounting for disinformation campaigns that led up to and followed the 2016 presidential election, though Twitter suspended the accounts of many well-known white nationalists in December. The company on Wednesday posted only its second pro“table quarter.YouTube overhauls kids app after complaints about contentYouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch. The updates that begin rolling out Thursday are a response to complaints that the YouTube Kids app has repeatedly failed to “lter out disturbing content. Its automated screening system remains the default, but the updates will allow parents to switch it off and choose a more contained selection of programs.Ford promises more savings as 1Q earnings rise 9 percentDEARBORN, Mich. „ Fords net income rose 9 percent in the “rst quarter due largely to a lower income tax rate as it promised additional cost ef“ciencies in the coming years. The automaker says it made $1.74 billion, or 43 cents per share, compared with $1.59 billion, or 40 cents per share a year ago. Ford also says it has found another $11.5 billion in cost cuts and ef“ciencies, bringing the total to $25.5 billion expected by 2022.Indexes turn higher on Wall Street, erasing early lossesNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks are rising in late afternoon trading, led by energy companies and retailers, as the market reverses some sharp early losses over worries about higher costs and interest rates. Exxon Mobil climbed after raising its dividend. A big gain in Boeing helped send the Dow Jones industrial average higher, putting the blue-chip index on track to break a 5-day losing streak.US sales of new homes shot up 4 percent in MarchWASHINGTON „ Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West. The Commerce Department says sales last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. The two prior months had their sales revised upward with the annual rate being 667,000 in February and 644,000 in January. For the “rst three months of the year, sales are running 10.3 percent higher than a year ago.Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaintsDALLAS „ Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident. But it has also paid millions in “nes over safety. Recently its mechanics union accused the airline of taking shortcuts. Some analysts, however, consider it a safe airline. Its safety record is coming under scrutiny after an engine failure at 32,000 feet last week hurled shrapnel at a Southwest jet, breaking a window and killing a passenger.Lawmakers: EPA security chief improperly runs outside firmWASHINGTON „ Democratic lawmakers say the security chief for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been operating an outside consulting “rm without proper approval from ethics of“cials. Pasquale NinoŽ Perrotta was tapped by Pruitt last year to lead his 20-member personal protective detail. Perrotta also is the top executive at Sequoia Security Group. The Democratic lawmakers want an agency ethics of“cial to examine whether Perrottas outside employment violates agency rules.Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stallWASHINGTON „ Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is warning bankers that legislation rolling back “nancial rules put in place after the 2008 economic crisis could stall. Warner says legislation revamping the law known as Dodd-Frank will not pass if it comes back to the SenateŽ for another vote. His comments are a warning shot to House Republicans. They want to amend Senate-passed legislation that would provide regulatory relief for banks.Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hackWASHINGTON „ The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million “ne to resolve federal regulators charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Tuesday against the company, now called Altaba after its email and other digital services were sold to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion last year. The company neither admitted nor denied the allegations. BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS


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